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Invasion of the Body Snatchers ^ | May 4, 2012 | Diana West

Posted on 05/04/2012 4:56:25 AM PDT by Kaslin

Remember the sci-fi cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"? The 1956 movie is about a small town where extraterrestrial "pods" take over the townspeople. Even pillars of the community change into zombielike clones, as revealed by their blank stares and abnormal impulses. Outwardly, though, the "pod people" remain unchanged.

The town doctor, played by Kevin McCarthy, figures out what's going on, but, as the movie progresses, there are fewer real people to warn. Soon, they've all gone over to the Other Side! The climactic sequence features McCarthy, the last free man, running across a rugged landscape and onto a crowded highway to warn the rest of humanity.

"Let him go -- they'll never believe him," say his erstwhile neighbors, now pod people.

"Stop! Listen to me! You're next!" he shouts to people in cars, barely dodging traffic.

Brakes squeal, horns blare. Angry drivers ("You're drunk!") wave him away. Needless, to say, he can't make them understand.

True confession: I can relate. Sometimes, gearing up for a weekly column -- particularly when it's another entry in the annals of the Islamization of the West -- feels a lot like running onto the highway yelling, "Stop! Listen! It's coming! You're next ..." The feeling gets stronger still when sizing up what I can describe only as body-snatched impulses in real-life pillars of society. I refer to people in positions of responsibility -- in uniform, even -- who, by all appearances, are "normal" until -- wham! -- their eyes go glassy and you realize you're looking at ... a pod person.

Am I kidding? I don't know how else to explain the memorandum sent out last week by the Joint Chiefs chairman, Gen. Martin E. Dempsey. (Well, I do, but bear with me.) Could it have been sent out by a pod person who just looks like a Joint Chiefs chairman? It's the general's signature, all right, and his official seal. But the memo itself is from another planet.

In this memo, our highest-ranking military officer orders the entire United States military to purge its educational and training classes, files and rosters of instructors to ensure that no members of the U.S. military are ever again instructed in the basic principles of Islamic jihad. The body snatchers call such allegedly offending educational material "anti-Islam," but it covers study of Islamic-style war. Given the unchecked threat of such war, both violent and covert, to spread Shariah (Islamic law) until a new global caliphate exists, the question is whether eliminating instruction in the enemy threat doctrine is something that a "normal" Joint Chiefs chairman would do. The answer is no. "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" strikes again.

It all started this time (there was an earlier round last fall) due to one elective course -- "Perspectives on Islam and Islamic Radicalism" -- offered at a military staff college in Norfolk, Va. According to Wired online, this course included guest lectures by Maj. Stephen Coughlin (U.S. Army Reserves). Coughlin is an expert in Islamic law and jihad doctrine (he and I are among the 19 co-authors of "Shariah: The Threat to America"), whose rigorously sourced briefs are legendary in Washington security circles and beyond. Coughlin's contributions alone would make the whole course worth taking.

When I read that the general's deputy for education, Lt. Gen. George Flynn, described the course as "inflammatory," my eyes widened in horror: Oh, no -- that's what a pod person would say! Joint Chiefs Chairman Dempsey canceled the course, then ordered that top-to-bottom purge. Clearly, only an im-pod-ster would do that.

Dempsey wrote that he was concerned the military was teaching material "inconsistent with the values of our profession, and disrespectful of Islam." A new review would "ensure our Professional Military Education programs exhibit the cultural sensitivity, respect for religion and intellectual balance that we should expect in our academic institutions."

How about teaching material consistent with the values of free inquiry and with respect for veracity instead? What is urgently needed is a review to ensure military education offers unflinching threat analysis based on meticulously sourced facts and research. That's what a "real" Joint Chiefs chairman would demand, not a "politically correct" curriculum designed to subordinate U.S. national security interests to a policy of not offending Islam.

Wake me when this horror flick is over.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: islam; military; politicalcorrectness

1 posted on 05/04/2012 4:56:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
from the 1978 version:
2 posted on 05/04/2012 5:02:58 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Kaslin


3 posted on 05/04/2012 5:06:00 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Kaslin

We are so screwed.

4 posted on 05/04/2012 5:15:27 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: Kaslin

Difficult to believe a General could be this stupid....

5 posted on 05/04/2012 5:17:11 AM PDT by XHogPilot
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To: Travis McGee

Yep. But, we knew that years ago....

6 posted on 05/04/2012 5:17:30 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Kaslin

The following is adapted from Dr. Peter Hammond’s book: Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat: Islam is not a religion nor is it a cult. It is a complete system. Islam has religious, legal, political, economic and military components. The religious component is a beard for all the other components. Islamization occurs when there are sufficient Muslims in a country to agitate for their so-called ‘religious rights’. When politically correct and culturally diverse societies agree to ‘the reasonable’ Muslim demands for their ‘religious rights,’ they also get the other components under the table. Here’s how it works (percentages source CIA: The World Fact Book (2007)).
As long as the Muslim population remains around 1% of any given country they will be regarded as a peace-loving minority and not as a threat to anyone. In fact, they may be featured in articles and films, stereotyped for their colorful uniqueness:
Nation % Muslim
United States 1.0%
Australia 1.5%
Italy 1.5%
Norway 1.8%
Canada 1.9%
China 2.0%
At 2% and 3% they begin to proselytize from other ethnic minorities and disaffected groups with major recruiting from the jails and among street gangs:
Nation % Muslim
Denmark 2.0%
United Kingdom 2.7%
Germany 3.7%
Spain 4.0%
Thailand 4.6%
From 5% on they exercise an inordinate influence in proportion to their percentage of the population. They will push for the introduction of halal (clean by Islamic standards) food, thereby securing food preparation jobs for Muslims. They will increase pressure on supermarket chains to feature it on their shelves — along with threats for failure to comply. (United States).
Nation % Muslim
Switzerland 4.3%
Philippines 5.0%
Sweden 5.0%
The Netherlands 5.5%
Trinida and Tabago 5.8%
France 8.0%
At this point, they will work to get the ruling government to allow them to rule themselves under Sharia, the Islamic Law. The ultimate goal of Islam is not to convert the world but to establish Sharia law over the entire world. When Muslims reach 10% of the population, they will increase lawlessness as a means of complaint about their conditions (Paris –car-burnings). Any non-Muslim action that offends Islam will result in uprisings and threats (Amsterdam - Mohammed cartoons).
Nation % Muslim
Guyana 10.0%
India 13.4%
Israel 16.0%
Kenya 10.0%
Russia 15.0%
After reaching 20% expect hair-trigger rioting, jihad militia formations, sporadic killings and church and synagogue burning:
Nation % Muslim
Ethiopia 32.8%
At 40% you will find widespread massacres, chronic terror attacks and ongoing militia warfare:
Nation % Muslim
Bosnia 40.0%
Chad 50.1%
Lebanon 59.7%
From 60% you may expect unfettered persecution of non-believers and other religions, sporadic ethnic cleansing (genocide), use of Sharia Law as a weapon and Jizya, the tax placed on infidels:
Nation % Muslim
Albania 70.0%
Malaysia 60.4%
Qatar 77.5%
Sudan 70.0%
After 80% expect State run ethnic cleansing and genocide:
Nation % Muslim
Bangladesh 83.0%
Egypt 90.0%
Gaza 98.7%
Indonesia 86.1%
Iran 98.0%
Iraq 97.0%
Jordan 92.0%
Morocco 98.7%
Pakistan 97.0%
Syria 90.0%
Tajikistan 90.0%
Turkey 99.8%
United Arab Emirates 96.0%
100% will usher in the peace of ‘Dar-es-Salaam’ — the Islamic House of Peace — there’s supposed to be peace because everybody is a Muslim:
Nation % Muslim
Yemen 99.9%
Afghanistan 100.0%
Saudi Arabia 100.0%
Somalia 100.0%
Of course, that’s not the case. To satisfy their blood lust, Muslims then start killing each other for a variety of reasons.
“Before I was nine I had learned the basic canon of Arab life. It was me against my brother; me and my brother against our father; my family against my cousins and the clan; the clan against the tribe; and the tribe against the world and all of us against the infidel.” – Leon Uris, ‘The Haj’.
It is good to remember that in many, many countries, such as France, the Muslim populations are centered around ghettos based on their ethnicity. Muslims do not integrate into the community at large. Therefore, they exercise more power than their national average would indicate.

7 posted on 05/04/2012 5:36:28 AM PDT by verga (Party like it is 1773)
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To: Kaslin

I feel the same way, whenever I’m talking about all of the problems related to worldwide political correctness, just from within Massachusetts. Ex.:And yet, the major choices for ‘12 POTUS will be between two leftists, yet again?

8 posted on 05/04/2012 5:41:31 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: verga

Your post was awesome!

9 posted on 05/04/2012 6:14:09 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Thde President who ate the dog, will wag the dog.)
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To: XHogPilot
Difficult to believe a General could be this stupid....

Or complicit.

...disrespectful of nazism. Same-same.

10 posted on 05/04/2012 6:26:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

IIRC, the original movie was made to warn the public about the infiltration of Leftism into this country.

Looks like Leftism did get to this general.

11 posted on 05/04/2012 6:30:15 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Lots of our generals are disgusting politically correct careerists.

This censorship of anything critical to Islam is everywhere. Photobucket censored my Muhammed cartoon (but Team Sarah still has it up).

12 posted on 05/04/2012 6:44:24 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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To: Monterrosa-24

The Leftists are the ones who have been helping to revive Islam since its collapse in 1922 when the Ottoman Empire was dissolved.

If you study Leftism and Islam you’ll see they are extremely similar to one another.

13 posted on 05/04/2012 6:48:52 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Kaslin

In the Garden of the Beasts

14 posted on 05/04/2012 6:49:12 AM PDT by Texas Gal (Yay shariah. It's as great as diarrhea.)
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To: XHogPilot
They sure can be that stupid:


Political Correctness:

”A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end.”

By spreading this definition around, perhaps we can employ one of the more effective methods of deflating and defeating the fools who practice and promote it: RIDICULE.

Unless stopped – and soon – PC will DESTROY Western Civilization -- if it hasn’t already.



15 posted on 05/04/2012 7:23:43 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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16 posted on 05/04/2012 7:29:27 AM PDT by RedMDer (
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