Saturday, July 16, 2005

Through the Eyes of the Enemy

There's a hot discussion going on over at Pyromania. The curator of the sight, Phil Johnson, is troubled (and I think rightly so) at the impact political correctness is having on the "Global War on Terror." He thinks we need to identify exactly what this war really is--"a war against radical Islamists and their fanatical belief system." But Jeri Massi takes issue with Phil's argument. Seems Jeri's convinced that what's going on in Iraq has little or nothing to do with "radical Islamists and their fanatical belief system." Instead, she claims that the "facts" are that the Coalition Forces and the new Iraqi Army are fighting primarily against political militants, not religious radicals. But I think this amazing incident (be sure to view the video clip that accompanies the story) argues strongly against the naivete of Jeri's assumptions. After all, is "Allah Akbar!" just a rallying cry of the Ba'athist or Nationalist parties?

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin

11 Comments:

At 7:27:00 PM, Blogger Jeri said...

>>After all, is "Allah Akbar!" just a rallying cry of the Ba'athist or Nationalist parties?<<

Yes, it is. Their culture, of course, is Moslem, so they call upon Allah. But the reason they have formed is to drive out a foreign army.

Do you think this brave man's rescue of his would-be killer somehow erases or balances out the abuses our soldiers dished out to Iraqi prisoners who were not even insurgents? That young man is somebody our country should be proud of, but there are also those who shamed this country, and they were treated far too leniently.

 
At 8:48:00 PM, Blogger Paul said...

I recently found a blog by Omar Fadhil (in fact I posted my own blog about his blog). He is an Iraqi national who is quite proud of his country, but instead of supporting the Islamic radicals he supports our presence in his country. Actually, he hopes that we will not pull out in the near future. He sees an opportunity to live in a society where life is valued, and people are free. At times his English may be lacking, but he is a new perspective. His blogs convey the Iraqi war through the eyes of an Iraqi. His blogs convey an Iraqi perspective that see the insurgency not as an organized army to drive out a foreign army, but rather as savage murders.

 
At 4:34:00 PM, Blogger Jeri said...

Benediction Blogs On just ran a story about the Christians in Iraq who originally supported US forces, until the shameful Abu Graihb prison abuse issue arose. Now, the majority of the 750,000 Christian Iraqis also view US forces with distrust and regret. Apparently, they also know that real "liberators" punish their soldiers who harm civilians, while "invaders" excuse their soldiers who do the same and let them off easy.

Just because we cry "Free Iraq", that doesn't mean we have actually freed anybody. It's' whether we behave as liberators or invaders that will convince Iraqis.

To answer your first question: Down here in North Carolina, Klansmen ALWAYS brought an open Bible to every lynching. Buit not everybody in North Carolina with a Bible in his hands is a member of the KKK. Get it?

 
At 8:52:00 PM, Blogger Paul Lamey said...

Time to get bloggin Mr.

 
At 10:41:00 PM, Blogger Chris Pixley said...

Yeah, yeah...but I can't for all the time I'm wastin' reading all my favorite blogs and their corresponding comments :) Seriously, I've had a busy couple of weeks as my office staff has been on acation or away at camp, leving me to tend to things myself. I just haven't had much spare time. Nonetheless, I repent in dust and ashes. Look for the fruit of my repenteance soon.

 
At 7:32:00 PM, Blogger Paul Lamey said...

This post is so old it's starting to smell!

 
At 9:03:00 AM, Blogger Rob Wilkerson said...

It's about time for a new post, eh Chris?

 
At 10:47:00 AM, Blogger Paul Lamey said...

Hey Rob,

I heard the funeral for "Pix from the Pulpit" might be as early as next week...it all depends if it will stay on life-support or not.

If this blog was a child DHR would be knocking on Pixley's door.

If this blog was a car it would be set-up on blocks on the New Jersey Turnpike.

If this blog was on American Idol Simon would say, in a nasty British tone, "your blog scares me because it's so disgustingly aweful...I don't think I can stomach watching this train-wreck in progress."

Pixly we love you, but you need to step it up before we do a blog intervention. To borrow from the movie "The Holy Grail" I say to you in a French accent, "Come back or I will taunt you a second time."

 
At 11:05:00 AM, Blogger Rob Wilkerson said...

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At 11:06:00 AM, Blogger Rob Wilkerson said...

Beep..Beep...Beep....Beep.......

Beep..............Beep.............

BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!


Paul, I think we lost him. You want to call it?

 
At 8:10:00 PM, Blogger Morgan said...

To say that "the reason they have formed is to drive out a foreign army" is just incorrect. Osama bin Laden along with countless others has been organizing and training terrorists for at least the past two decades. The insurgents fighting against the U.S. and her allies are the clear enemy in the War on Terror because they are terrorists and they support terrorism; not because of some nationalist pride. For the sake of argument, many of them aren't even from Iraq. If you were able to go to hell and ask the men who flew the planes into the World Trade Center, I have serious doubts that their political agendas were foremost on their minds. I believe I recall something about 70 virgins?

 

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