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They Never Say Why….

I and many others were astounded after 9-11 when the cause given by the administration for the attacks was that they “hate our freedoms.”  My wife asked me why they didn’t attack Sweden or Norway or Greece or a host of other free countries.  Our stenographer-like press ran with the story and I hear that same nonsense verbally ejaculated today with little or no thought as to the underlying motive of al Qaeda and others who are constantly looking for a way to inflict damage on us here in the United States.

Helen Thomas poses this question and gets the usual hand job response.

Glen Greenwald, writing in Salon.com questions this “they are evil and have perverted Islam” bull puckey. He has a post titled:

Helen Thomas Deviates From The Terrorism Script

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Brennan’s answer — they do this because they’re Evil and murderous — is on the same condescending cartoon level as the “They-Hate-us-For-Our-Freedom” tripe we endured for the last eight years.  Apparently, if Brennan is to be believed, Islamic radicals, in their motive-free quest to slaughter, write down the names of all the countries in the world and put them in a hat and then stick their hand in and select the one they will attack, and the U.S. just keeps getting unlucky and having its name randomly chosen.  Countries like China, Brazil, Japan, Chile, Greece, South Africa, France and a whole slew of others must have really good luck.  That Al Qaeda is evil and murderous and perverts Islam is a judgment about what they do, not an answer as to what motivates them.

The evidence of what motivates Terrorism when directed at the U.S. is so overwhelming and undeniable that it takes an extreme propagandist to pretend it doesn’t exist.  What is Brennan so afraid of?  It’s true that religious fanaticism is a part of their collective motivation, but why can’t he just say what’s so obviously true:  “they claim that the U.S. is interfering in, occupying and bringing violence to their part of the world, they cite things like civilian deaths and our support for Israel and Guantanamo and torture, and claim that their terrorism is in retaliation”?

And yet those words are never spoken.  Helen Thomas again shows the pool of stenographers what journalism is about.  If only we had a few more like her.  Instead we have a coterie of servers of pap and pabulum.  I have said that if we don’t address the root of terrorism and only swat at the branches then we will continue to be behind the eight ball.  Perhaps that is the desire.  The paradigm is as it is wanted to be.  I don’t know.  But I am not the sharpest knife in the drawer and even I know that we are not making any attempts to deal with the base of the problem.

One wonders why.

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