Ludwig von Gress
When it comes to the defense of the West and of the Western democratic values in particular, the amazing hypocrisy of the Left is even more pronounced. The double standards become institutionalised.
President Hussain Obama in his relentless appeasement drive tried to call British Falklands by a name given to the islands by Argentina and blissfully mistook former British Protectorate Maldives for Malvinas. Both the ignorance of geography and the casual dismissal of the alliance with Great Britain passed almost unnoticed by the Left media. [Obama’s two major gaffes]If similar error and reversal of foreign policy was made by G.W.Bush we would hear no end of it. And when the President of United States starts referring to Austria / Australia as Southern Java we will know that his education in Jakarta madrasas did not go amiss and that we could be in real trouble. But we will not hear it from our media.
The astonishing amounts of money disappearing from Afghanistan get hardly ever a mention by our politically correct opinion makers. A recent estimate by the World Bank found that Afghanistan will face a shortfall of about $7 billion a year from the end of 2014 until 2024. U.S. combat troops are expected to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014 as Bonaparte Obama wisely advised the enemy well beforehand. However, the West pays and is expected to keep on paying, the opium profits and cash exodus notwithstanding:- “Wealthy Afghans are carrying about $8 billion — almost double the state budget — in suitcases out of the country each year, an amount likely to rise as the exit of foreign troops nears and threatening to ruin the fragile economy, a senior official said. In an interview with Reuters, deputy central bank governor Khan Afzal Hadawal said confidence in the economy had eroded to such a degree over more than a decade of war that cash was pouring out of Afghanistan in suitcases and carry-on bags, taken to safe havens in Dubai and elsewhere. … Hadawal estimated that up to $8 billion in cash leaves Afghanistan’s airports every year, half of it from Kabul alone. “The $8 billion being taken out is double the total assets of the (central) bank,” said Hadawal. It is also nearly double the size of last year’s national budget. … In 2009, ahead of the last Afghan election, millions of dollars — much of it of questionable origin — made its way out of the country in suitcases and even on pallets loaded into aircraft, according to police at Kabul’s main airport.Former vice president Zia Masood was stopped entering Dubai carrying cash worth $52 million but released without question, according to a cable from the U.S. embassy in Kabul that appeared later on the website Wikileaks.” / Reuters 13-03-2012[ von Gress – Afghanistan revisited]
If this was happening during the Bush years we would hear no end of it.
US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan went on shooting rampage in Fort Hood, chanting Allahu akbar, killing 13 and wounding 29. That was in November, 2009. Apparently Hasan, a practising Muslim and an Army psychiatrist, suffered post-traumatic stress disorder from having to listen to soldiers who had combat experience. His trial might take place in June this year, inshallah.
US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales killed 17 Afghan civilians in Panjway in March this year. Interestingly, Afghan authorities did not allow US Army investigators to inspect the crime scene or interview witnesses, thus leaving room for the claims that up to fifteen American soldiers were involved. Modern forensic scientific examinations can determine which spent cartridge and which bullet (if found in a reasonable shape) came from which individual firearm. To find out whether the murder bullet was fired from M4/M16 (5.56mm) or AK-47 (7.62) ought to be a piece of cake. [Information blackout from government] In 2010 Sgt. Bales was treated for traumatic brain injury after a vehicle roll-over in Iraq. He went through four tours of duty; three in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. A week before the incident his friend lost a leg to a roadside Improvised Explosive Device (IED), likely to have been planted by a civilian. [Sgt. Bales case echoes loudly among veterans] Naturally, the media clamour for death penalty, extradition to Afghanistan or at least speedy trial to pacify our Afghan friends. If somebody dared to demand an independent investigation of Panjaway massacre or a speedy trial and a death penalty for Hasan, we would hear no end of it.