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Monday, den 25. July 2011

@poopsykins Misdirected passion, I said something similar years ago with the guy who became the American Taliban member, John Walker Lindh.

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

Originally posted to David Waldman on Sat Jul 23, 2011 at 02:59 PM PDT. Also republished by The Yes We Can Pragmatists and Daily Kos . Tags. Norway · Recommended · terrorism · Utoya …

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

The Brooks Blog is written by Thom Brooks, an academic working in the areas of ethics, politics & public policy. Monday, July 11, 2011. The story behind the ” American Taliban “. A very moving account from his father can be found here. …

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

The curious case of ‘the American Taliban ‘. John Walker Lindh seems to have disappeared from the news. Now his father has a long article in the Guardian outlining in detail the events leading up to his capture and …

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

Except that maybe, when you put it all in one place like this, it becomes a little more distasteful to the average American . Because, really, what this “vow” wants is to put the Christian Taliban in place in America . …

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

On July 15, 2002, John Walker Lindh pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban and carrying an explosive during the commission of a felony.

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

Which means that of course the zealots who oppose health care for women aren’t happy about it. As NPR reported, the zealots intend to fight against the inclusion of family planning in the Affordable Care Act . …

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Monday, den 25. July 2011

People pay their respects at a sea of floral tributes placed outside the Oslo Cathedral (Cathal McNaughton/Reuters) Right-wingers could hardly contain their glee when news first broke Friday of the terrorist attacks in Norway. None stepped in it more spectacularly than the Washington Post ‘s Jennifer Rubin. Moreover, there is a specific jihadist connection here………This is a sobering reminder for those who think it’s too expensive to wage a war against jihadists. I spoke to Gary Schmitt of the American Enterprise Institute, who has been critical of proposed cuts in defense and of President Obama’s Afghanistan withdrawal plan. “There has been a lot of talk over the past few months on how we’ve got al-Qaeda on the run and, compared with what it once was, it’s become a rump organization. But as the attack in Oslo reminds us, there are plenty of al-Qaeda allies still operating. No doubt cutting the head off a snake is important; the problem is, we’re dealing with global nest of snakes.” Oh, they desperately wanted Norway’s attacks to be the handiwork of jihadists so they could continue justifying the trillions of dollars and countless lives wasted on our overseas adventures. Then, it turned out the terrorist was a white Christian conservative, and poof! They lost interest. I mean, how dare you smear an entire group of people based on the actions of just one bad apple? Then those same conservatives shifted into damage control mode when it also turned out that the terrorist was hugely inspired by the tea party. From his manifesto : We, the European Revolutionary Conservatives know very well that it will take many years, even decades before we successfully manage to consolidate to a degree where we can seize political and military power in the first Western European country. In the US, the Tea party movement is one of the first physical, political manifestations which indicate that there is a great storm coming. The creation of similar conservative organizations, even the creation of revolutionary conservative movements … is about to materialize . The cultural Marxists are losing their momentum to our advantage. He was also a fan of several top right-wing blogs, no matter how much those bloggers might protest to the contrary . Ironically, in the U.S. it was the tea party that tamped down a spate of right-wing violence in the wake of Obama’s election (which I also detail fully in American Taliban ). Their victories in 2010 gave them hope that the public was moving in their direction. But what’ll happen in 2012 if Obama is reelected and the Democrats retake the House, as is more likely than not? This frothy mix of paranoia, gun fetishization and the belief that violence is a solution will inevitably lead to violence. It has before. It will again. It’s just folly to pretend otherwise.

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