Jihadis are cowards and fascists

February 17, 2010

What else can you say about escapees from a 7th-century lunatic asylum who use women and children as human shields?

Taliban insurgents are increasingly using civilians as human shields as they fight allied troops trying to take the militants’ southern stronghold of Marjah, an Afghan official said Wednesday as military squads resumed painstaking house-to-house searches.

About 15,000 NATO and Afghan troops are taking part in the offensive around Marjah, which has an estimated 80,000 inhabitants and was the largest town in southern Helmand province under Taliban control. NATO hopes to rush in aid and public services as soon as the town is secured to try to win the loyalty of the population.

With the assault in its fifth day, insurgents are firing at Afghan troops from inside or next to compounds where women and children appear to have been ordered to stand on a roof or in a window, said Gen. Mohiudin Ghori, the brigade commander for Afghan troops in Marjah.

“Especially in the south of Marjah, the enemy is fighting from compounds where soldiers can very clearly see women or children on the roof or in a second-floor or third-floor window,” Ghori said. “They are trying to get us to fire on them and kill the civilians.”

We’ve seen garbage like this in Iraq and Gaza, too, where the brave, brave Knights of Allah exploit the emotionally disturbed, people with Down’s syndrome, victims of rape, and children for suicide attacks. These are the “holy warriors” who flock to bin Laden’s banner of jihad. They are religious fascists in service to a fascist cause that sees the individual as nothing more than a pawn to sacrifice to that cause.

I’d call them pigs, but a a pig has more value. I’d call them dogs, but a dog has more honor.

Let’s just call them what they are: mujahideen.

(via The Jawa Report)

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Like spoiled children

February 17, 2010

Unable to get their way playing by the rules, some leading progressives are now advocating not just banning the filibuster, but eliminating the Senate altogether.

Granted there’s a snowball’s chance of this ever happening, yet these left-liberal intellectuals are truly laying bare just how little they care for the constitutional order we’ve created here. They don’t want representative democracy; what they want is a form of Jacobinism.

Of course, this is an old theme in progressivism; Woodrow Wilson, our first progressive president, also was the first to speak disparagingly of the Constitution and considered representative democracy a phase whose time was passing. (Liberal Fascism, pp. 81-93)  FDR was so impatient with the Supreme Court that he wanted to subvert it through his court-packing scheme.

Still, they worry me.Nailbiting

(via Zombywolf)