Far Left Not Cheering Death of bin Laden: ‘This Was One Killer Killing Another’!

Posted on The Media Research Center-By Rich Noyes-On May 03, 2011:

The death of arch-villain Osama bin Laden was not celebrated as good news everywhere. On the far-left Pacifica Radio (which takes in about $1.5 million per year in federal tax money from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting), one so-called journalist appearing on the Democracy Now program fretted over how celebrations of bin Laden’s demise were “disgusting” and “idiotic,” while a second guest sneered that this was “not justice” but a case of “one killer [the United States] killing another.”

The sour attitude from the far left was similar to some of the “blame America” comments made in the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, as noted in the October 1, 2001 edition of the MRC’s Notable Quotables newsletter. One example from those days: The Nation columnist Katha Pollitt wrote about reacting in horror to her daughter’s suggestion that they fly an American flag. “Definitely not, I say: The flag stands for jingoism and vengeance and war.”

The same attitude popped up Monday as news of bin Laden’s elimination spread. The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill showed up first to complain to host Amy Goodman: “I found it quite disgusting to see people chanting, like it was some sort of sporting event, outside of the White House. I think it was idiotic.” Scahill later fretted that President Obama was following too closely in the footsteps of his predecessor: “President Obama has really continued and doubled down on the Bush administration policy of targeted assassination leading the way in terms of America’s response to al-Qaeda and to people it designates as so-called terrorists.” (Video clip of the show’s podcast at right; MP3 audio link here.)

A few minutes later, as MRC’s Tim Graham noted yesterday on our NewsBusters’ blog, Allan Nairn (billed as an “investigative journalist”) was even harsher on the United States. “People cheer because they thought they saw justice, but this was not justice,” Nairn scolded. “This was one killer killing another, a big killer, the United States government, killing another, someone who’s actually a smaller one, bin Laden.”

The radical Nairn went on to fault the American public for not rebelling against “repressive” rulers: “Egyptians, Tunisians are doing their part. They’ve risen up against the repression they face. I think we need an American uprising, if we’re to put a stop to this kind of killing of innocent people.”

Here are longer excerpts of Scahill and Nairn on the May 2 edition of Democracy Now.

JEREMY SCAHILL: I found it quite disgusting to see people chanting, like it was some sort of sporting event, outside of the White House. I think it was idiotic. Let’s remember here, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Iraq was invaded, a country that had nothing to do with al-Qaeda, nothing to do with Osama bin Laden. The United States created an al-Qaeda presence in Iraq by invading it, made Iran a far more influential force in Iraq than it ever would have been. We have given a grand motivation to people around the world that want to do harm to Americans in our killing of civilians, our waging of war against countries that have no connection to al-Qaeda, and by staying in these countries long after the mission was accomplished. Al-Qaeda was destroyed in Afghanistan, forced on the run. The Taliban have no chance of retaking power in Afghanistan. And so, I think that this is a somber day where we should be remembering all of the victims, the 3,000 people that died in the United States and then the hundreds of thousands that died afterwards as a result of a U.S. response to this that should have been a law enforcement response and instead was to declare war on the world....

SCAHILL: There’s going to be a lot of celebrating within the Special Ops community for having taken down the man that was identified as the number one target of this operation. And it shows that President Obama has really continued and doubled down on the Bush administration policy of targeted assassination leading the way in terms of America’s response to al-Qaeda and to people it designates as so-called terrorists.

Scahill was followed on the program by journalist Allan Nairn:

LLAN NAIRN: People cheer because they thought they saw justice, but this was not justice delivered by — a kind of rough justice delivered by victims. This was one killer killing another, a big killer, the United States government, killing another, someone who’s actually a smaller one, bin Laden.

And the bin Laden doctrine that, to take out the CIA office that was at the World Trade Center, it’s OK to blow up the whole World Trade Center, to teach Americans a lesson, it’s OK to slaughter thousands of Americans—that doctrine lives on in the American White House, in the American Pentagon....

Egyptians, Tunisians are doing their part. They’ve risen up against the repression they face. I think we need an American uprising, if we’re to put a stop to this kind of killing of innocent people. And we need an American Romero, someone like Archbishop Romero of Salvador, who, in the face of massacres, of daily massacres of what in the end was more than 70,000 Salvadorans, stood up and said to the army of his country, “Stop the repression. Defy your orders to kill, because there’s a higher principle.”

  • Rich Noyes is Research Director at the Media Research Center. You can follow him on Twitter here.” 

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http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/2011/20110503042252.aspx

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Comment by Jake Martinez on May 4, 2011 at 1:02pm
Dear Gary:  Again-Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post, which I totally agree with.  All God, family and country loving Americans, regardless of political affiliation, sex, race, color (In the Marine Corps we were all green), ethnic origin, creed, or religion, need to step up to the plate and unite against this Marxist/Socialist attack on our country before it is too late. I truly believe that this President and his minions are doing everything in their power to divide us through their outrages and/or unrelenting racist propaganda, as a means of accomplishing their ultimate goal of permanently destroying the U.S. of A. Have A Great Day & God Bless. Semper Fi! Jake

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Pay-Back !!! Pedophile Who Assaulted Nearly 200 Kids Stabbed To Death In Prison

A convicted pedophile who abused almost 200 children was stabbed to death in North Yorkshire, England, on Sunday.

Richard Huckle, 33, from Ashford, Kent, was given 22 life sentences in 2016 after he admitted to sexually abusing 71 kids whose ages ranged from six months to 12 years between 2006 and 2014, according to the BBC.

The report said Huckle was attacked with a makeshift knife while inside his cell at the Full Sutton Prison.

At the pedophile’s trial in 2016, investigators said they found over 20,000 indecent photos and videos of his assaults, which were shared with other pedophiles via a site on the dark web called The Love Zone.

Reports said that prior to his arrest, Huckle posed as an English teacher and Christian volunteer worker in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where he groomed impoverished children.

In one of his online posts, Huckle reportedly wrote “Impoverished kids are definitely much easier to seduce than middle-class Western kids.”

Reports said he attempted to make money from his crimes by crowdfunding the release of the photos.

“Huckle also created a 60-page ‘how-to’ guide for other pedophiles seeking to evade being caught, and kept a scorecard and points system regarding the children who were abused — leading investigators to speculate he may have as many as 200 victims,” a Fox News report stated.

At his sentencing in 2016, Judge Peter Rook condemned Huckle for his heinous crimes he said had become routine for the pedophile.

Rook commented:

Your offending behavior became entrenched in your everyday life. Your life revolved around your sexual activities with young children. Your distorted beliefs in respect of children are deep-seated. Your self-delusion knows no bounds. It is also clear that, had you not been arrested, you planned to continue the same lifestyle using the expertise that you were keen to show off to and share with other abusers so as to continue your sexual exploitation of the children of such communities.

Reports said prior to his death, Huckle refused to cooperate with authorities when they tried to unlock a cache of encrypted files he had access to that may contain the names of victims and other pedophiles, according to Fox News.

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