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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." - John 8:32
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Author:  Jayme Evans
Bio: Jayme Evans
Date:  September 17, 2006
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From Their Mouths To Allah's Ears

Do you understand yet? That is exactly what the terrorists wanted. And the media played right into their hands. This is -once again- an asymmetrical war, and that was an asymmetrical attack, and cable news was but one of the delivery mechanisms.

One of the primary ways we are aiding and abetting our own destruction, is by allowing our news media to freely broadcast enemy propaganda, whether intentionally or unintentionally.

In commemoration of the 5th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, Osama Bin Laden -through his sophisticated network of donkeys and bicycle messengers- delivered a previously unreleased video to who else? Al Jazeera Television.

While showing the video of the 9/11 hijackers, hard at work training to slit the throats of the flight attendants in what would be the opening shots of the terror war, The Fox News (let's call her "lady") explained that what we were looking at was part of " intense propaganda push" by the terrorist network.

Pop Quiz: What's wrong with this picture?

For starters, the fact that this garbage was covered at all.

If Fox openly admits that the video is a "propaganda push", then by airing this piece, they "pushed propaganda". Did they not?

Every time there is a new vow to kill us wherever we are, the media hounds slobber all over themselves in their zeal to be the first to dig it up, and bring it to you, straight from the back yard of your enemy. "DOWN, BOY! STOP THAT!!"

The second problem I have with the coverage is what was not covered to show it.

The country was reflecting on where we were five years after the September 11th attacks. We had memorials and tributes and speeches, and patriotism that day, and the news media allowed that to be interrupted by Osama Bin Laden, so he could rub the attacks in our faces while they were fresh in everyone's mind, and air his vows to do it again.

Do you understand yet? That is exactly what the terrorists wanted. And Fox played right into their hands. This is -once again- an asymmetrical war, and that was an asymmetrical attack, and cable news was but one of the delivery mechanisms.

But it's not just liberals who are doing damage. So are the very words of the Administration.

Whenever they make statements, such as "Mission Accomplished", "Bring It On", "The last gasp of Ba'athist dead-enders", and "I sensed something change", you know you'd better put on the hip boots, because it's gonna hit the fan. Whenever our leaders talk like this, those words are inevitably met with a bloody response to prove them wrong.

Now that mid-term elections are on the horizon, politics is front and center with Bush's proclamations that we're facing "Islamic Fascists", and that were fighting a war "for civilization".

If you analyze those 2 statements carefully they sum up my beef with this administration's whole approach to fighting this war.

If intentionally false, you are being deliberately misled for political reasons.

If unintentionally false, then the Administration is at the very least, also guilty of playing politics.

And if you believe Bush was correct about the gravity of the situation?

We're in even more serious trouble. It took drastic measures to defeat Japanese Imperialism, Nazism, and Fascism. Measures like Hiroshima, Nagasaki, The Dresden firebombing, Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and countless others.

As a final thought, your enemy views this as a battle of the purity of Islam vs. the filth of the West.

Bush's "Battle for civilization" remark was meant to energize his supporters and convince his skeptics, of the worthiness of our cause. But the biggest impact it will have, is to convince our enemy that this truly is a war against Islam, a holy war.

Jayme Evans

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Biography - Jayme Evans

Jayme Evans is a veteran of the United States Navy, a military analyst, conservative opinion columnist, and an advocate for disabled and other veterans. He has served for many years as a Subject Matter Expert specializing in the testing of systems software for numerous major US organizations. He has extensively studied amateur astronomy and metallurgy, as well as military and US history. His brutally honest, in-your-face political commentary has been published in many west coast newspapers, and he is a regular contributing columnist to a multitude of internet sites, including, The Conservative Voice, and Conservative Crusader. Mr. Evans has also written guest editorials for Military Magazine, and he has been a frequent guest columnist on WorldNetDaily, writing about legislative and veteran's issues.

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