Journalists urged caution after Ft. Hood, now race to blame Palin after Arizona shootings
Note: I'm not crazy about Sarah Palin because it appears she will be more than willing to press on with our tragic planetary wars, using 9/11 as excuse; but we need to be fair and not exploit and politicize crimes such as the recent shootings by a madman in Arizona. Otherwise bad faith is in play.---SH
Byron York writes: On November 5, 2009, Maj. Nidal Hasan opened fire at a troop readiness center in Ft. Hood, Texas, killing 13 people. Within hours of the killings, the world knew that Hasan reportedly shouted "Allahu Akbar!" before he began shooting, visited websites associated with [extremist] Islamist violence, wrote Internet postings justifying Muslim suicide bombings, considered U.S. forces his enemy, opposed American involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as wars on Islam, and told a neighbor shortly before the shootings that he was going "to do good work for God." There was ample evidence, in other words, that the Ft. Hood attack was an act of Islamist violence.
Nevertheless, public officials, journalists, and commentators were quick to caution that the public should not "jump to conclusions" about Hasan's motive. CNN, in particular, became a forum for repeated warnings that the subject should be discussed with particular care..." More
--->Hillary goes wild: compares Gabrielle Giffords shooting to 9/11 attacks...(click)
"...Ascribing the Arizona shootings to political extremism rather than the work of a mentally deranged loner has already proved controversial, and President Barack Obama avoided doing so directly in his address to the American people afterwards. Mrs Clinton may be taking an even bigger risk in comparing the attack, even obliquely, to al-Qaeda's war on America."
--->Rahm Emanuel: Giffords Shooting Not a Crisis to Exploit...
--->Murdered Judge John Roll "had just come from the light of a Catholic Mass and confronted the darkness of a madman...(click)" See also, "Murdered Arizona judge remembered as a devout Catholic..."
--->Biden: U.S. willing to stay in Afghanistan beyond 2014. Biden's comments Tuesday come a month after he told NBC's "Meet the Press" that the United States would be "totally out" of Afghanistan by 2014 "come hell or high water..." (click) Note: "When?...when his lips are moving". No surprise here, I'm sorry to say.
--->Nation's first 'gay' museum opens in San Francisco....The nation's first gay museum opening in San Francisco's Castro district showcases a variety of items ranging from Harvey Milk's pink-framed sunglasses to manuscripts and sex toys...(click)" Meanwhile, HIV: An Ever-Changing Global Epidemic. Women and children bear the brunt of the HIV pandemic in most nations, but in the United States, gay men are still the most likely to become infected with HIV...(click) [Note: If morality / abstinence is the only sure protection, why do lobbies, media and even many governments and international agencies urge people to play Russian Roulette with their very lives, unless population control / eugenics are malicious factors?]
--->Justice Dept. Blockaded Tuesday to Protest Torture, Shut Down Guantanamo. No Arrests...
--->More than 21,000 listen to webcast featuring former planned Parenthood abortion center director Abby Johnson, who is quickly becoming a pro-life hero
--->Expendable Babies. Aborting the 'wrong' sex...