Monday, October 24, 2005

Al Qaeda's War of Extermination

Greg McClay has published the list of those on ALA Council who voted last June to demand that the US withdraw from Iraq. I have already made my disgust with this resolution abundantly clear, and will continue to do so in future. In the meantime, I will merely quote Bahraini journalist Mr. Omran Salman, who understands the reality that the majority on ALA Council simply refuse to grasp:

"The war being waged by the Al-Qaeda organization and the terrorists against the Shi'ites in Iraq is among the acts of collective extermination, which is rare in modern history. There has been no case in the past in which somebody has declared a similar war against a race or a group as a whole, except [for the case of] Nazi Germany against the Jews...


Al Qaeda and its local allies are determined to turn Iraq into a genocidal totalitarian dictatorship that will export terrorism and instability throughout the Middle East, just as it was under Saddam Hussein. Spending money on libraries, no matter how laudable, won't stop them.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Ed Merwin, Jr. said...

Librarians are supposed to be counted among our informed citizenry. But how can that be so, when our presumed "elite" collegues limit their opinion formations to sources such as the NYT, Washington Post, New Republic, and NPR.

9:33 AM  
Blogger r.e.kelly said...

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2:14 PM  
Blogger r.e.kelly said...

We limit ourselves to the facts:

Mission Accomplished?

WMD?

Saddam as part of Al Qaeda? (He was more interested in booty than Allah)

Civilian and military deaths?

Abu Gahrib (and that's just what has come out. . .)?

Don't talk to me about facts my friend. You might watch the pseudo-news on FOX, but facts are facts. Why are conservatives so naive? They rob Peter to pay Paul (rob the middle class to pay the rich pigs); they love their Hummers and their oil oh yeah . . . (that's "personal freedom", but the Government can rule the individual body and peek into the bedroom anytime they want). Choose life! (But the death penalty and war is fine) . . . you’re a bunch of religious hypocrites.

I'm a librarian who chooses to be well informed, not taken in by simple messages of hope and good tidings. How about reading The Economist: is that too 'leftist' for you (oh, yeah that's right it's published in England. that's "bad Europe". No wait we like them. Unless they disagree with us. then we won't anymore. We'll throw a tantrum like the congress did with "FREEDOM FRIES" (TO THE RESCUE!) Oh, And by us, I mean Bush). Oh and, by the way, France was right: America has no history of democracy building cause, you know, you need peacekeepers to build democracy.

2:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Leftist Librarian speaks of facts, provides a cherry picked list of so called facts that preserve an extremely myopic view of events, then proceeds to hurl spitballs (substanceless, childish accusations not based on fact) at those who have differing opinions.

This formulaic level of "debate" or way of thinking (if you can call it that) is egotistic, overly simplistic, and dualistic, assuming that people who don't agree are not only stupid, but against everything that is right and good.

To borrow a quote, "Shame on you" Leftist Librarian.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Leftist Librarian speaks of facts, provides a cherry picked list of so called facts that preserve an extremely myopic view of events, then proceeds to hurl spitballs (substanceless, childish accusations not based on fact) at those who have differing opinions.

This formulaic level of "debate" or way of thinking (if you can call it that) is egotistic, overly simplistic, and dualistic, assuming that people who don't agree are not only stupid, but against everything that is right and good.

To borrow a quote, "Shame on you" Leftist Librarian.

10:45 PM  

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