Middle-east Turmoil and Liberal Catharsis
As to the vacuous liberal cerebration on any foreign affair, catharsis, rather than consistency and conscience, is the general rule.
I am perplexed by the liberal media’s lack of attention to the slaughter of thousands of Syrians at the hands of the Assad regime, the butchering, murdering and destruction of Egypt’s Coptic community, and its unquestioning acquiescence, or silence, to NATO air strikes undertaken in Libya. This lack of awareness, or purposeful lack of attention, to these events is profoundly different than those that accompanied Iraq’s liberation by American forces, when daily counts of civilian deaths were broadcast on every major western news service.
Why was the war against Saddam bad, unjust, imperial, motivated by oil, the shabbos donkey for Israel, the new crusade, genocide? Whereas Egypt’s descent into Islamic fascism and brutality is good, Mubarak an evil dictator. On Assad there is no opinion. Or there is, our brilliant Secretary of State Hillary Clinton proclaiming him to be a “moderate” a few months back. Why can we tolerate an Assad, Ahmadinajad, or Abbas, but not a Qadaffi, or Mubarak? Mubarak having the distinction of being the most moderate, if we are going to apply that term to anyone, and the most vilified by our President and the western liberal propaganda machine, he abdicated.
The media and leftist pundits are slowly waking up to the fact that the Arab spring is actually a frosty and chilling Islamic winter. Now being forced to say something, they say nothing. And that rare moment when a reporter is rapt by the freedom fighters against the Egyptian military, he cathartically demonizes Israel as the cause of it all. On fox news, a western—possibly Scottish by the sound of his accent—freelance Journalist, who was giving an on the ground report from the protests against the Egyptian military in Tahir square, could not help himself but to suggest, on air, that the Israelis don’t want “freedom” in Egypt because the people of Egypt, outside the control of the military, would “never allow the genocide that Israel perpetrates in Gaza.” Thus Israel was behind it all. Contrast that with statements from Qaddafi and Assad that Israel is behind the actual uprisings, and we find a warm medium of cathartic exchange from the liberal west and the most fascist regimes, the Jew did it.
What the media will never say, though, is that the dictators of the various Arab states are in many ways more liberal than the people they rule. So they are merely left with cathartic anti-Semitic suggestions, the Jews being ideological laxatives for unthinking emotional liberals, and murderous regimes.