by Datechguy | July 23rd, 2012
Last week when yet another terrorist attack was made against Jewish tourists in Bulgaria this blog was silent concerning it.
This was by design, my readers have been made well aware of the targeting of Jews and the rise of radical Islam so I thought we’d see how the rest of the media would deal with a very prominent terrorist attack.
In case you missed it this is what happened:
A deadly explosion on a bus carrying Israeli tourists outside an airport in Bulgaria was “clearly a terrorist attack,” Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday.
This was apparently a case of “If at first you don’t succeed try try again”
The terror attack at the Bulgaria airport is an almost exact repeat of the attack thwarted by Bulgarian security forces in January of this year. Back then, a bus full of Israeli tourists was supposed to be blown up using explosives snuck into it. Yet this time around there was no warning, and the murderous terror attack was not curbed. The flight in question was a Bulgarian charter, and such flights – as well as the buses that carry their passengers – are not secured.
Both President Obama:
President Barack Obama is strongly condemning a “barbaric terrorist attack” against Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.
Obama says his thoughts and prayers are with the families of those killed and injured, and he calls the attacks against innocent civilians “completely outrageous.” He says the U.S. will stand with its allies and work to “identify and bring to justice the perpetrators of this attack.”
and Mitt Romney
“The terrorist attack today in Bulgaria is a sobering reminder that the scourge of terrorism continues to threaten all free people. My heart goes out to the victims and their families, and to all Israelis who have been the targets of such brutal and cowardly violence for so long. We must stand together in the fight against terrorism, and we must prevail.”
along with the UN security counsel condemned it.
THE BOMBING of a bus in Bulgaria filled with Israeli tourists on Wednesday underlines the grim fact that Iran is waging a war of terrorism. Using the territory of countries across the world, working sometimes through proxies like Lebanon’s Hezbollah and sometimes with its own forces, Tehran has been intentionally targeting not just diplomats of enemies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia but also civilians.
The Bulgaria bombing, in which five Israelis were killed, was the ninth plot pinned on Iran this year and the third this month: Similar attacks in Kenya and Cyprus were foiled. In February, an Israeli diplomat’s wife was injured in a car bombing in New Delhi, and other attacks failed in Georgia and Thailand. Last October, the Justice Department charged two Iranians in a plot to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington by bombing a Georgetown restaurant.
The bus bomb attack on Israeli tourists at Bulgaria’s Burgas Airport represents the first significant success for what some have alleged are Iranian-backed terrorists who have mounted a sustained campaign against Israeli diplomats and tourists around the world.
Just a few days before the Burgas attack, a suspected Hezbollah operative was reportedly arrested in Cyprus. He was found with information on resorts, flight schedules and tour bus companies frequented by Israeli tourists. However, the Israeli Counter Terrorism Bureau didn’t issue a specific travel warning to tourists following this arrest.
were less shy about naming the attackers and condemning them.
Earlier this month, U.S. Under Secretary of State Maria Otero delivered a speech at the Global Counterterrorism Forum in Madrid, in which she failed even to mention Israel as a country that has experienced terrorism.
“Last September at the official launch of the Global Counterterrorism Forum, I had the privilege to introduce the premier of a film ‘Hear their Voices,’ which tells the stories of eleven survivors of terrorist attacks from Pakistan, Jordan, Northern Ireland, Uganda, Turkey, Indonesia, India, Spain, Colombia, and the United States,” she said.
When Associated Press reporter Matthew Lee asked Otero why she hadn’t mentioned the Israelis as people who have suffered from terrorism, State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell momentarily tripped over his words, before responding that “I don’t have the details of the undersecretary’s speech.”
Strangely enough this type of thing doesn’t seem to be an odd move in the Hillary Clinton State Department
in Istanbul, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hosted the first U.S.-sponsored Global Counterterrorism Forum. The event brought representatives from many countries, including Saudi Arabia — long known for spreading the radical Wahhabist ideology to which many terrorists adhere — but with one conspicuous absence.
The United States appears not to have invited Israel, a country with a long track record of combating terrorism.
One Israeli diplomat told The Times of Israel that “the Turks are currently not behaving in a very helpful manner,” and they go to great lengths to block the presence of Israel at international events. It is unclear if Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, himself strong-armed the U.S. State Department.
Turkey strong arming the US state department to exclude Israel, and succeeding? Amazing, well maybe not
Washington, long wary of Islamists and an ally of ousted President Hosni Mubarak, shifted policy last year to open formal contacts with the Muslim Brotherhood, the group behind Mursi’s win. Mursi formally resigned from the group when he won the presidency.
maybe not at all:
President Barack Obama has invited Egypt’s newly elected Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, to visit the United States in September, an Egyptian official said on Sunday, reflecting the new ties Washington is cultivating with the region’s Islamists.
And what happens when you see the US green lighting Islamists? Stuff like this:
Airport officials say Egypt is allowing Palestinians free entry into the country, ending part of a five-year blockade on the Gaza Strip.
The decision means Palestinians can freely leave Gaza. It also applies to Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Gunshots fired across the border from Egypt on Sunday hit an Israeli army bus but caused no casualties, a military spokeswoman said.
The attack, in the central sector of the porous desert frontier, may heighten Israeli fears of an erosion of security in the Egyptian Sinai given the political upheaval in Cairo.
When you look at the terror attacks, and the US government’s unprecedented exclusion of Israel combined with the unprecedented cooperation and support Islamists have received by the Obama Administration and the Hillary Clinton state department (even to the point of the personal intervention of Sec Clinton on behalf of a Muslim Brotherhood bigwig) the question isn’t why members of congress like Michelle Bachmann are asking questions about the Muslim Brotherhood and their allies the question is why aren’t more people asking these questions and why are others so determined to marginalize those who do?
BTW I am just as outraged over death threats against Huma Abedin as I am against the death threats Pam Geller, Robert Spencer, Wafa Sultan Ayaan Hirsi Ali regularly receive. I’m just as upset that Huma Abedin needs additional security as I am that Pam, Robert, Ayaan, Wafa and Brigitte Gabriel need security on a regular basis whenever they appear and speak. I trust those in an uproar this morning can say the same.
If not why not?
Update: Jihad watch ads an interesting twist to the story:
As you can see from the screenshot above, Yahoo headlined this story “Bachmann’s accusations lead to threat against Huma Abedin,” thereby giving the impression that some greasy Islamophobe, driven mad by Bachmann’s “hate speech,” had threatened the pure, the innocent, the unjustly accused Abedin. Only when you go to the original story do you find out that it was a Muslim who threatened Abedin. Was he expecting not to get caught, and hoping to give the impression that some counter-jihadist had threatened her, thereby advancing her claim to victim status and discrediting her accusers, as in the cases of so many Muslims who have faked hate crimes against themselves? Or is he an anti-Muslim Brotherhood but nonetheless violent-minded Muslim?
Apparently some death threats by Muslims are more equal than others.
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