Friday, May 05, 2006

NBC Promotion of a Darfur Intervention Two Faced

Is NBC politically pushing for the US to enter the Darfur crisis with troops? Given their display of George Clooney and his father going to Darfur, then their coverage of the demonstrations, and finally Darfur is the focus of one of the few major shows they have on the network: ER; it seems that their political push has extended beyond the news. The ER piece (May 4) was very powerful in showing the humanitarian problem—and one that is real and should be solved—it was curious to note that the word “Islamic” was never said. They avoided mentioning, unless I missed it, saying that the background cast of hundreds was totally Islamic. They avoided the use of the one word that would give Americans pause at helping. Very curious.

Their hidden agenda is obvious. While saving Islamic people was “wrong” when Bush did it in Iraq; it becomes right when NBC and George Clooney think it is ok in Darfur. They should have been honest with the audience. Nearly every, including the little kids, in the background cast would wish every American dead. These people would be just another help us, then go to hell group.

NBC should play it with some sense of honesty, as Clooney should. These are Islamic people and they hate us. They are hurting, but that was the goal in Iraq; to help people who are hurting [the Kurds]. Given NBC and Clooney’s attack on that war, why should Americans risk their lives to help people so committed to our destruction? If the many Kurds who died because of genocidal policies are of no value to NBC and Clooney, why are the Sudanese worthy?

Monday, May 01, 2006

Darfur: Now the Liberals Think it is OK to Follow Western Culture

The gang at the lake was outraged over the weekend by the scale of the move by the liberals to get the US into Darfur. Where has George Clooney been when his country needed support to relieve the Iraqi people of a genocidal leader? In opposition. Now the liberal press wants the US to step in and solve the problem in Chad/Sudan.

The US should let its non-involved allies like France and Germany take the brunt of this one. They have sat on the sidelines for several years now.

The lesson of Iraq is that the people of the Middle East do not want us. Clooney’s big mouth was in the forefront of making that one clear until this weekend. Now he is outraged that the US is not stepping right up to the plate to solve an internal Islamic World problem.

Imagine telling our troops, you are going to face death to keep one Islamic group from killing another Islamic group. Both groups, of which would like to see all Americans dead and rotting in hell. Chad and Sudan are surrounded by their own people with plenty of money. If Libya can finance Irish Republican Army terror, it can afford to solve a problem in its neighbor’s world. The same can be said for the other oil-rich Middle Eastern countries. They are so outraged that we tried to bring democracy to Iraq, let them take the bull be the horn and settle their own dispute.

Solving disputes within the Islamic World is no longer our business. When Iraq and Afghanistan are done, this part of the world should be beyond the range of the US military. If they kill each other because the US won’t come and help them act like aduslts under our cultural views, let them kill each other under the guise of their culture. Our culture cannot be so wrong one day to people like Clooney, and so right the next. It is the right choice and to save our culture we must stay at home and let these places learn better vales by themselves. If Islam is tolerant of genocide, then let the world learn that lesson. That will end the anti-western bias of our press and the liberals.