Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Playing the word game: When is an "act of terror" not a "terrorist act"?

There is a thin line between scaring someone and inducing panic. In many parts of the country, inducing panic can be a crime and will get you arrested. Scaring the crap out of someone, especially on Halloween, is not a crime and is often considered having fun at someone else's expense. Such are the origins of the word games our politically correct politicians play. Always managing to say one thing that makes you think they said something else or saying something that can be interpreted in different ways. The correct term is called obfuscation, the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, willfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret. Or as the character of the governor played by Charles Durning, in the 1982 film Best Little Whore House In Texas, did when he clearly explained the issue by singing and dancing the little two step, agreeing with both sides of the issue.

But when people start getting murdered there is no longer any place or room for playing games with words. Confusing word usage and definition is often the way politicians mask the consequences of real events. Committing mass murder is not an act of terror, though it is a terrorist act. Terror is defined in my old dictionary published before political correctness as causing intense fear. When the Islamic revolutionaries in Libya attacked the U.S. Embassy in Bengazi they were not intending to create intense fear, they were out to murder, rape and kill everyone they could find. The Muslim communist Democrat Barack Hussein Obama knew this but did not want to admit it. In an indirect fashion he referred to it obliquely by saying "no acts of terror"and he did not attribute the cause to terrorists.
Fox News
But Obama also hadn't explicitly labeled the Bengazi strike as an "act of terror" as early as he claimed, though his comments on Sept. 12 in the Rose Garden indeed included that phrase, perhaps with that interpretation.
"No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for," Obama said. "Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done. But we also know that the lives these Americans led stand in stark contrast to those of their attackers."
And Barack Hussein Obama never, ever, mentions the word Muslim or Islam in the same sentence with the word terrorist and has directed the State Dept and Homeland Security and the Defense Dept. to stop using these words, as well. This is why the mass murder in Fort Hood, Texas by a Muslim terrorist Major Nidal Malik Hassan, who even identified himself as a "Soldier of Allah", was labeled as "workplace violence" and not an Islamic terrorist attack.
So Gov. Mitt Romney was right, after all, when he called out Barack Hussein Obama during last night's debate. And of course,  the moderator of the debate, Candy Crowley who works for CNN, often called the Communist News Network, jumped in and sided with you know who. Fox News even labeled it a Bias Alert.
  • BIAS ALERT: CNN's Candy Crowley injects herself into debate, remarkably siding with President Obama's claim that he immediately labeled the deadly attack on the Libyan consulate a terrorist act — and not allowing Mitt Romney to call him out.
While Mitt Romney won the first debate hands down, I rated his performance a winner in the second debate although not by the same margins. The second debate had a very clear bias going against him. Barack Hussein Obama has proven that can't handle himself without his teleprompters and his scriptwriters so the only way he can stay afloat is to have the referee on his side holding him up.


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