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Rooting for Injuries and the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon
Red State ^ | 9/5/2013 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 09/06/2013 3:35:12 AM PDT by IbJensen

The correct policy for American engagement in Syria is to root for injuries between the warring parties. Neither side is our friend. Neither side wishes to be our friend. When Middle Eastern tyrants are willing to pay us to take out the Assad regime and the rebels are butchering Syrians as badly as Assad — possibly with chemical weapons according to the United Nations — we should be staying out of it.

We should be hoping both sides incapacitate each other.

But Americans must now become mindful of the Baader-Meinhof Phenonmenon.

The phenomenon describes when one encounters something obscure, like a previously unknown or little considered word, then encounters it repeatedly in the ensuing days.

There’s a word we are already beginning to hear. Having only noticed it in passing in the last week’s talking points, it has become a steady drip, drip, dripping from the Obama administration and John McCain — “moderate”. You will now hear it constantly in conversations about the Syrian rebels.

Press reports and intelligence confirm the Syrian rebels are brutal, allied to Al Qaeda, slaughtering Christians, and bent on imposing a fundamentalist regime in Syria. The supposed moderates are in the minority and, should Assad fall, will themselves fall to more savage zealots driven not by a desire to throw off a dictator, but by a more driving desire to impose themselves as dictators.

It turns out the woman briefing John Kerry and John McCain is in the employ of the Syrian rebels. She is a spin artist for them. She has Kerry, McCain, and the rest describing the rebels as moderates.

Like in a political campaign, they seek to define their side and the other side before that other side can do the defining. The rebels, through their lobbyists in Washington, are trying to sell Congress and us on their moderation.

They are not moderate. They are not our friends. They would gladly kill us if we were not now useful to them. We should be rooting for injuries in Syria, not rooting for the rebels.

TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: evilobamaregime; stayoutofsyria; syria; usastupidgovt
Many of the bodies in the Muslim Brotherhood photos appear to have been desecrated - trousers are pulled down, shirts pulled up.

Some photos even have bodies laid in mass graves in that state. Did no one think to respect the bodies and fix that before burial? This story we're supposed to believe is not credible.

I believe that the people who took these photos are the ones who did the gassing, and they paid no attention to the humiliation of the bodies, or perhaps reveled in it. Those could be the bodies of Coptic Christians. The photos are then sent out to the Western media so they can pretend they are the victim so they can get foreign resources to help them.

Remember the types of atrocities the rebels are already capable of committing.

1 posted on 09/06/2013 3:35:12 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

I heard Erick talking about this at the beginning of his radio show yesterday on my drive home from work. We are being fed a Big Lie propaganda campaign with this “moderates” nonsense. People need to wake up.

2 posted on 09/06/2013 3:54:16 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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People need to wake up.

They are awake.

The latest poll shows that only 19% of Americans support intervention in Syria.

3 posted on 09/06/2013 4:44:48 AM PDT by wideawake
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Then Congress needs to wake up and overwhelmingly kill this thing.

4 posted on 09/06/2013 4:52:00 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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FreedomPoster : "..We are being fed a Big Lie propaganda campaign with this “moderates” nonsense.."

"There is no moderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s that !!” ~ from Mr. Erdogan ( of Turkey )

"Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers." ~ from Mr. Erdogan( of Turkey)

5 posted on 09/06/2013 7:57:55 AM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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It is amazing how many refuse to see this, starting first and foremost with George W. Bush.

6 posted on 09/06/2013 2:26:15 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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7 posted on 09/06/2013 9:49:17 PM PDT by Travis McGee (
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