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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What is the point of identifying terrorist to a religion whether it Islam or Christianity?

    I say if we hadn't decimated Iraq (a predominately Islamic country) with Bush's phony war, we would not see the terrorism we see today. These terrorists (criminals) are using the "war with Islam" as a rallying cry to recruit more of them. Wars have unintended consequences and this is one of them.
    Because it distinguishes them from other terrorists by their individual motives. Terrorists operate with different aims, afterall.

    The IRA were wanting separation from Britain and we noted that their terrorism was largely about control of Ireland. It's not like we had a hissy fit calling them Irish terrorists or radicals for fear of offending the Irish.

    Radical Islamic terrorism has been an international problem since the 1970s. By laying the blame on Bush, you're wandering off the trail desperate for some sort of political comfort.
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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    Maybe it's some kind of ultimate test for the Obama faithful and poor Josh has to be the one who sets fire to the bag-o-****.
    Given that, I don't blame him at all.
    The State Department is doing the same thing.
    Hell, Obama himself is pushing this nonsense and looks stupid for it.

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Indeed.

    Why is it that one aspect of the political spectrum insists on calling things which they are not, and not calling things as they are?

    “revenue enhancements” instead of “tax increases”
    "undocumented worker" instead of "illegal alien" or worse "Undocumented American" instead of "Illegal alien" (this second one is down right wrong!)
    "kinetic military action" instead of "combat operations"
    "Pro-Choice" instead of "Pro-Abortion"

    "War on Women" instead of "Forcing others to pay for your birth control"

    "Would-Be Americans" instead of "Illegal alien"

    "Single-Payer System" or "Public Option" instead of "Government-Run Healthcare"

    "Fetus" instead of "Baby to be aborted"

    "Overseas Contingency Operations" instead of "War on Terror"

    "Border adjustment mechanisms" instead of "Tariffs"

    "Man-Caused Disaster" instead of "Terrorism"

    "Raising money" instead of "Taxes"

    "Giveaway for the wealthy" instead of "Tax cut"

    "Fees" instead of "Taxes"

    "Investment" instead of "Government spending"

    Why all this malarky? Playing with the language.
    Your post looks like a good thread starter.


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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Indeed.

    Why is it that one aspect of the political spectrum insists on calling things which they are not, and not calling things as they are?

    “revenue enhancements” instead of “tax increases”
    "undocumented worker" instead of "illegal alien" or worse "Undocumented American" instead of "Illegal alien" (this second one is down right wrong!)
    "kinetic military action" instead of "combat operations"
    "Pro-Choice" instead of "Pro-Abortion"

    "War on Women" instead of "Forcing others to pay for your birth control"

    "Would-Be Americans" instead of "Illegal alien"

    "Single-Payer System" or "Public Option" instead of "Government-Run Healthcare"

    "Fetus" instead of "Baby to be aborted"

    "Overseas Contingency Operations" instead of "War on Terror"

    "Border adjustment mechanisms" instead of "Tariffs"

    "Man-Caused Disaster" instead of "Terrorism"

    "Raising money" instead of "Taxes"

    "Giveaway for the wealthy" instead of "Tax cut"

    "Fees" instead of "Taxes"

    "Investment" instead of "Government spending"

    Why all this malarky? Playing with the language.
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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    It's not a lie (by them) if they believe its true, lies are meant to deceive. I don't believe that's what they are doing. They are trying to correct the notion it's all about Islam. I think by conflating these radicals with Islam is the reason we'll more domestic terrorists, like the shooter at Ft. Hood.
    well, believe what you will, but very few are buying it.. the administration is intentionally telling people a falsehood... their heart might be in the right place, but it's still an intentional falsehood.

    everything these asshats do is in the name of their radical brand of Islam... that is a truth.. a fact... and there's no need to lie about it.

    Where the Christians who burned abortion clinics radical Christians?
    definitely.... their actions were guided entirely by their interpretations of Christianity which fall well outside of the mainstream of Christianity. (opposing abortion can be well within the norm, but committing violence in the name of those beliefs is well outside the norm.. IE.. radical)

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    well, believe what you will, but very few are buying it.. the administration is intentionally telling people a falsehood... their heart might be in the right place, but it's still an intentional falsehood.

    everything these asshats do is in the name of their radical brand of Islam... that is a truth.. a fact... and there's no need to lie about it.

    definitely.... their actions were guided entirely by their interpretations of Christianity which fall well outside of the mainstream of Christianity. (opposing abortion can be well within the norm, but committing violence in the name of those beliefs is well outside the norm.. IE.. radical)
    Could you please prove to me they are lying. As I said previously the fact they said something that in your estimation is wrong, that does not mean they are lying.


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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Freedom fries. There is nothing else to add.
    "Freedom fries" is relatively harmless. The others listed seem to be designed to be misleading.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Your post looks like a good thread starter.
    Pete, not a bad idea. I'll have to take a few minutes to figure out where it would best belong in the thread topics.
    Disinformation campaign? The Russian collusion meme pushed by the 'news' media, behaving as a political propaganda organ, hell bent to destroy a legitimately elected president to implement his agenda per the votes of the same electorate. Reference The Big Lie Reference Goebbels

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    This white house will bury its head in the sand until its replaced.

    This was nothing but PC lib speak.

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    Re: Josh Earnest: Wouldn’t Be Accurate to Call Paris Attackers ‘Radical Islamists’

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    Indeed.

    Why is it that one aspect of the political spectrum insists on calling things which they are not, and not calling things as they are?

    “revenue enhancements” instead of “tax increases”
    "undocumented worker" instead of "illegal alien" or worse "Undocumented American" instead of "Illegal alien" (this second one is down right wrong!)
    "kinetic military action" instead of "combat operations"
    "Pro-Choice" instead of "Pro-Abortion"

    "War on Women" instead of "Forcing others to pay for your birth control"

    "Would-Be Americans" instead of "Illegal alien"

    "Single-Payer System" or "Public Option" instead of "Government-Run Healthcare"

    "Fetus" instead of "Baby to be aborted"

    "Overseas Contingency Operations" instead of "War on Terror"

    "Border adjustment mechanisms" instead of "Tariffs"

    "Man-Caused Disaster" instead of "Terrorism"

    "Raising money" instead of "Taxes"

    "Giveaway for the wealthy" instead of "Tax cut"

    "Fees" instead of "Taxes"

    "Investment" instead of "Government spending"

    Why all this malarky? Playing with the language.
    Because its all spin, all the time. The left trying to hide from reality behind words.

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