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Reporter Lara Logan brings ominous news from Middle East
Chicago-Sun Times ^ | 10/07/12 | LAURA WASHINGTON

Posted on 10/08/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT by listenhillary

This was no ordinary rubber chicken affair. That was my reaction to the extraordinary keynoter at Tuesday’s Better Government Association annual luncheon.

Lara Logan, a correspondent for CBS’ “60 Minutes,” delivered a provocative speech to about 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas. Such downtown gatherings are a regular on Chicago’s networking circuit. (I am a member of the BGA’s Civic Leadership Committee, and the Chicago Sun-Times was a sponsor).

Her ominous and frightening message was gleaned from years of covering our wars in the Middle East. She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: arabspring; foreignpolicy; islam; laralogan; laraloganspeech
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1 posted on 10/08/2012 5:55:53 AM PDT by listenhillary
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"Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back."
2 posted on 10/08/2012 5:56:57 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary
The classic line is that a Conservative is a Liberal who's been mugged.

Logan was repeatedly raped in Cairo by Muslims during the glorious Arab Spring. She is knowledgeable, and not afraid to tell the truth about what she knows.

3 posted on 10/08/2012 6:02:23 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: listenhillary

There is some truth to the adage that a conservative is a liberal that has been mugged. However her “attitude” is totally unacceptable for CBS. She will be “counseled” as a courtesy and will be dismissed if this new perspective persists.


4 posted on 10/08/2012 6:04:42 AM PDT by allendale
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To: listenhillary
We have been lulled into believing that the perils are in the past: “You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script.”

She's speaking directly to the US news media.

I guess Logan doesn't buy the 'twas a film made em riot' line, either.

5 posted on 10/08/2012 6:05:59 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ClearCase_guy

I keep thinking that Obama has communicated to the Taliban and told them to chill out. At least till after his election when he will have more flexibility.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 6:07:34 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

This should not be a surprise. In many ways, the Afghanistan war is a modern version of the Vietnam war. Hearts and Minds campaigns, Rules of Engagement that hamstring our forces, allowing safe havens, winking at our “ally” Pakistan, a PM (Karzai) who plays both sides, and, of course, a dedicated insurgency with a long term view of victory.


7 posted on 10/08/2012 6:08:44 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: listenhillary

Just wait..the libtards in the MSM will start whispering that she’s suffering from PTSD after the Islamofascists raped her repeatedly..


8 posted on 10/08/2012 6:10:44 AM PDT by ken5050 (Barack Obama: An empty suit sitting in an empty chair...)
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To: listenhillary

Is anyone from the MSM planning to apologize for their breathless cheerleading coverage of the “Arab Spring”, not to mention their insistence that Obama’s election would usher in a new age of harmony in the ME?

Anyone??


9 posted on 10/08/2012 6:12:49 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: listenhillary
Logan even called for retribution for the recent terrorist killings of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials. The event is a harbinger of our vulnerability, she said. Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”

In the “good old days,” reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge.

In these “new” days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.

Sounds like Lara has learned a lesson.

Conservatives and patriots could have used her help in the past with disseminating the truth contrary to her employer's socialist/Muslim sycophant agenda.

10 posted on 10/08/2012 6:13:56 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: listenhillary

“Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.”

Well, surprise, surprise, surprise.

I would have thought that once we began our nation building operations these 6th century ragheads would start organizing Civitan Clubs, chambers of commerce, and National Tolerance Day marches. After all, the leftists tell us people are the same everywhere. Oh well, what’s billions of American taxpayers’ dollars squandered among friends?


11 posted on 10/08/2012 6:16:55 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

Reagan, Bush I and Clinton for the most part ignored them and that didn’t work. Obama’s trying to buy them off.

Agree that we should have smashed Iraq and got the hell out. Then keep doing it as needed.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 6:20:26 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”

She has essentially revealed that the Obama administration, with the complicity of the MSM, has committed fraud on the American people, and that the Obama administration is full of Islamist sympathizers.

I see CBS easing her out for this. Hopefully, Fox will snatch her up. She's smart, honest, and a babe, and would make a good addition to their lineup.

13 posted on 10/08/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: listenhillary

IMHO Muslims have much more respect for conservatives than liberals. We’re not pro-gay marriage or pro-abortion and we are not afraid to fight when necessary.


14 posted on 10/08/2012 6:27:02 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: PapaBear3625

Yes, she would look good on Fox.

15 posted on 10/08/2012 6:29:13 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: Huskrrrr

Except conservatives don’t plan on paying Jizya, while Obama does it with our tax dollars in our name.

They might respect us, but we stand in their way.


16 posted on 10/08/2012 6:30:11 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Navy Patriot

Sadly she had to be raped to understand the fight we are in. A year ago she would have been spouting just the opposite.

Pray for America


17 posted on 10/08/2012 6:37:56 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: ClearCase_guy
She is knowledgeable,

Yep, I read a lot about her last year. She's a serious journalist, likely one of the few that are left.

18 posted on 10/08/2012 6:41:16 AM PDT by wbill
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To: listenhillary

Some people are already informed enough about this. They are Freepers.


19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:41:23 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: listenhillary
Logan stepped way out of the “objective,” journalistic role.

Reporters lose their "objectivity" when they tell the truth?

20 posted on 10/08/2012 6:41:55 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: listenhillary

She’s got a point. Bin laden thought we were a weak paper tiger after Mogadishu. He put 9/11 into motion. When the shtf Obama will be golfing on Oahu. He won’t take any of the heat. But some of us will have our lives destroyed.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 6:46:48 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Excellence
Last lines of the article.

In the “good old days,” reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge.
In these “new” days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.

22 posted on 10/08/2012 6:48:07 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: bray

I am sorry for what happened to her, it shouldn’t happen to anyone. That said, I hope she has really seen the light. It isn’t easy for a liberal to admit their whole set of core beliefs are wrongheaded lies. She certainly has the whole ME fiasco pegged correctly though.


23 posted on 10/08/2012 6:50:43 AM PDT by pepperdog ( I still get a thrill up my leg when spell check doesn't recognize the name/word Obama!)
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To: PapaBear3625

Da*n, not guilty!

Why do Western women not understand exactly in what regard arab men hold them?
The arabs that I once worked among referred to them as “meat.”


24 posted on 10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: listenhillary

Gee Lara tell us something we didn’t already know.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 7:00:09 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ken5050

If she feels the need for personal vengeance for what happened to her, I would not blame her. She is the living emblem of what Islam will do to our female American populace.


26 posted on 10/08/2012 7:04:03 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: Huskrrrr; All

They just might demand a “tax” from us and offer, otherwise,to leave us conservatives alone!

To which we should reply...”Nuts!”


27 posted on 10/08/2012 7:08:53 AM PDT by mdmathis6 (We have grieved the Holy Spirit, with our Dark hearts and dark minds turned against God!)
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To: Huskrrrr

I kind of thought that when our hostages were finally released from Iran the day Reagan was sworn in.


28 posted on 10/08/2012 7:12:33 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: listenhillary

demonstrates one thing. Politically correct wars and hoping to rebuild the nations of those who have no intent of changing do not work. Surgical removal of targets? Waste of time let alone the exponential expense.


29 posted on 10/08/2012 7:14:29 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: mdmathis6
She is the living emblem of what Islam will do to our female American populace.

Not as long as there are American males around, they won't.

30 posted on 10/08/2012 7:19:20 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: himno hero

Wholesale removal of targets just isn’t going to happen. Although it would probably give them something to think about before attacking American interests again.


31 posted on 10/08/2012 7:19:54 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

How many precious lives did we lose beating the Taliban into pulp? And now, what’s left is making “deals” with the Obama administration and Karzai? When did Americans get struck so stupid as to even CONSIDER re-electing this war criminal, Obama?

Isn’t that what he said? Once he was re-elected, he would have a “free hand”? I’m sure he meant that for more than Putin’s ear...


32 posted on 10/08/2012 7:29:43 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: listenhillary

Frankly? I think Islam is man kinds cancer that should be irradiated. Guaranteed, once the cave people/ savages have the weapons that is how they will deal with us.

Just give them 4 more months and you will see their first step with Israel, assuming Israel does not intervene first.

Whatever they try to do to Israel will be what is in store for us.


33 posted on 10/08/2012 7:33:38 AM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Navy Patriot
Logan hopes that America will “exact revenge and let the world know that the United States will not be attacked on its own soil. That its ambassadors will not be murdered, and that the United States will not stand by and do nothing about it.”

Other than the fact that our consulates and embassies are not American soil, Logan seems to get it. It would be great if more people in actual authority were as clear-sighted.

34 posted on 10/08/2012 7:37:22 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: listenhillary

Ka-BOOM!!


35 posted on 10/08/2012 7:43:54 AM PDT by cookcounty (Kagan and Sotomayor side with Joe Wilson: -------Obama DID lie!)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I was under the assumption that all embassies were on their country’s soil. IE: Canadian embassy in Kiev is Canadian soil etc.


36 posted on 10/08/2012 7:46:54 AM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Bump.


37 posted on 10/08/2012 7:50:39 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: listenhillary

The ME situation seems to resemble the previous Carthage “problem” more and more each day.


38 posted on 10/08/2012 8:35:02 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: listenhillary

Rush Limbaugh just mentioned this powerful speech.


39 posted on 10/08/2012 10:33:14 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (HH: "Obama just doesn't really understand what he was talking about on subject after subject")
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To: Sicon

“Not as long as there are American males around, they won’t.”

Have you not noticed how few of those are left? We have more ‘metrosexuals’ than males these days.


40 posted on 10/08/2012 10:42:21 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: NonValueAdded

FR and I have been prepping the Rush show for years. ;)


41 posted on 10/08/2012 10:49:20 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: EDINVA

70% of young men are not grown up by the age of 30,
up from 30% in 1960.


42 posted on 10/08/2012 10:50:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: listenhillary

Indeed we have!


43 posted on 10/08/2012 10:53:27 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (FR: "Why not eliminate the middle man and just have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney dir")
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To: himno hero

Old Muslim saying: “First, the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”


44 posted on 10/08/2012 11:03:22 AM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: listenhillary
The Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels studies the effects of Muslim inbreeding. From an Internet source:

"If there are two things that characterize Islamic culture, they are terrorism and inbreeding. The latest research shows that these two things might be closely connected . . . First cousin marriages have been the tradition in many Muslim families for innumerable generations. Such marriages increase the risk of negative mental and physical consequences . . . Risk of mental retardation increases with 400 percent (Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 1978 “Effect of inbreeding on IQ and mental retardation”). Research shows that the IQ is 10-16 points lower in children born from blood related parents and that abilities related to social behavior and empathy develops slower in inbred babies (Indian National Science Academy, 1983 “Consanguinity Effects on Intelligence Quotient and Neonatal Behaviours of nsari Muslim Children” [pdf]). Such facts might make several pieces fall into place for many people . . . People with low intelligence (because of inbreeding) might also be easier to brainwash with fundamentalist Islam. "

My emphasis.

Nothing is going change until Islamism (political Islam, sharia law) changes.. fat chance.

45 posted on 10/08/2012 11:30:40 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: listenhillary
In the “good old days,” reporters did not advocate, crusade or call for revenge. In these “new” days in a post-9/11 world, perhaps we need more reporters who are willing to break the rules.

The newspaper employee Ms Washington said that? For a little levity? Sarcasm maybe? It's the MSM employees who spread the Washington b.s.

In the good old days all cities had multiple newspapers that presented the various biased views.

Today's MSM employees present their bias as objective and the only correct way to feeeeeeeeeeeel.

Now that we have modern talk radio and the Internet the good old days are back.. and the employees of the MSM are exposed as nothing more than skid marks on Journalism's shorts.

46 posted on 10/08/2012 11:49:37 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: Navy Patriot

Funny how short the historical memory is in this country.

From the history I remember, journalism used to advocate all the time. Had a lot of different names such “yellow journalism” and “muckraking.” I seem to recall one newspaper publisher called the Spanish-American War, “his war.” They have been advocating a bunch since I was kid - remember “Uncle” Walter?

When did they ever NOT “advocate?” I’d be curious to know.


47 posted on 10/08/2012 12:59:55 PM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

I think the light is slowly going on in peoples heads. I don’t think she intended the remark to be sarcastic.


48 posted on 10/08/2012 1:03:57 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: listenhillary

I think it’s great that Lara thinks we should off the Islamist scum that raped her, I’m all for it.
What I think would be much more interesting is her take on the genocide of farmer and Boars in general in her home country of South Africa!

You remember, yes? That lovly little pet project the Libtards were so hot for years back! The communist animals that have taken over that country think you can cure AIDS by raping an infant! God save us from these demons! Both there and here!


49 posted on 10/08/2012 1:49:08 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Colonel_Flagg

I believe our embassies are considered sacrosanct and as being on American soil. Of course, nothing is inviolate to these uncivilized pigs.


50 posted on 10/08/2012 8:38:48 PM PDT by floralamiss
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