32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
"Islam is NOT a religion of peace, nor does Islam mean peace. Islam means submission.
Most people are simply unaware that Islam is NOT just another religion but a totalitarian political cult-like ideology, which compels its followers into blind obedience, teaches intolerance, brutality and locks all Muslims and non-Muslims in a struggle deriving directly from the 7th century nomadic, predatory, Bedouin culture.....
In Islam, one is considered “moderate” if one supports the goals of jihad, if not the tactics. Those who totally reject the violent teachings of Islam are considered apostates of Islam and as such, are condemned to death....."
Yes, my views are notably politically incorrect, to be sure. That said, I liked very much the General Betrayus moniker, more for the sound than for any factual qualities. I thoroughly enjoyed the video taken last year or so as the former General was walking to his new job as college professor in NYC and was properly harassed by some young protestors.
NYT serves the interests of the power elite, however one chooses to describe them. They favor the status quo for the most part, and have for years, whether the subject is drug policy or war policy. Their not publishing Risen's story in 2003 was the final straw for me with that paper. They are but a propaganda organ for the government.
That Great Liberal Bastion NYT holds Risen's story in reserve until after the election, which the supposed "liberal" (Kerry?) lost.
Labels are usually misleading and counterproductive to rational analysis.
My point is that NYT supports the status quo, whether war or drugs or virtually any other major issue, and if the status quo happens to be gathering personal information in violation of the Fourth Amendment, so be it.
To find the true answer I suppose, we would have to interview Judith Miller, eh? Or James Risen?
To me, actions speak louder than words. Of course the newspaper is in the business of words, but those paying attention can also judge the more substantive actions. Covering up the crimes of government is what I consider to be a substantive action.