Thursday, March 11, 2010

Silence of the Blogs: The Left's Non-Reaction to the Jersey Jihadi

Several weeks ago a maniac named Joseph Stack flew a plane into the IRS building in Austin, Texas, leaving behind a manifesto declaring his hatred for George W. Bush, among others, while signing off with a Communist tribute. Stack was immediately declared a tea partier by many on the left, who conveniently omitted certain facts in order to fit their narrative that his hatred for the government naturally made him a right-winger. To say the least it was a fatuous stretch of logic rendered null by the facts. Ten days later this absurdity culminated in the now infamous Frank Rich screed that has permanently consigned Rich to laughingstock status. Curiously the left has since been silent once they realized how ridiculous they looked.

Last Thursday a registered Democrat by the name of John Patrick Bedell shot two police officers outside the Pentagon before mercifully being terminated. The fact he was a registered Democrat was ignored and the left went into an orgiastic frenzy of finger-pointing toward the right, immediately declaring him a "teabagger" with nary the slightest bit of evidence to support their wild claims. The Politico highlighted how the right "resisted" ties to Bedell, which only made sense since Bedell was far from a right-winger.
The reflexive pushback by conservatives highlights a growing anxiety about being linked to the uptick of extremism targeting bogeymen of the far-right fringe during the Obama administration.
So today we discover a a former New Jersey resident turned al Qaeda operative in Yemen named Sharif Mobley is responsible for murdering a hospital security guard in Yemen and just so happened to once act as a campaign operative for Jon Corzine and what is the reaction of those so quick to point fingers after the Stack and Bedell incidents?


Well, why are Mobley's al Qaeda links important, and his presence in Yemen significant? Does the name Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab ring any bells? Remember him? He tried to blow up a plane on Christmas Day. Recall he said he was the first of many coming out of Yemen? You suppose maybe a fellow like Mobley, an American with an American passport, could have been recruited as an operative to come back here with mass murder in mind?

Is Janet Napolitano connecting any dots tonight? Apparently not. But I guess the system is working, right?

So why are all the hawks on the left silent? Where is the obsessive pony-tailed blogger? Oh, he's still pathetically jonesing on other bloggers and sucking up to Stephen Colbert or something, pitifully reduced to using Media Matters as a source for his latest smears. How sad.

Elsewhere, let's see, there must be some reaction in the sane blogosphere, right?

Uh, nothing.

So we have a homegrown terrorist posing an obvious threat to national security and there's not a whiff of Janet Napolitano being aware of it, nobody in the leftwing blogosphere gives a rat's ass about it, he once did some legwork for Democrat Jon Corzine and most of the media yawns.

Just imagine what the reaction would be if he once attended a tea party. We have a man posing a clear and present danger with ties to God only knows who, recruited surely by al Qaeda operatives in this country in all likelihood and this news is greeted with silence. Yet when homegrown maniacs such as a Stack or a Bedell act in vengeance they're immediately linked to the right without the slightest bit of evidence to support such wild claims. Who poses a greater threat to national security? Isolated nutjobs like Bedell and Stack or al Qaeda operatives like Sharif Mobley? The focus on Bedell and Stack by the left, unsupported by any evidence, ought to tell you volumes about their priorities.

Update: Need another reason why this should be huge news?
The South Jersey man who Yemini officials are calling a terrorist with links to al-Qaeda previously worked at three local nuclear power plants.

Sharif Mobley, 26, is being held in a jail in Yemen after he allegedly killed a police guard and seriously injured another during a shootout at a hospital on Monday.

The Buena, N.J. native has also been accused of taking part in several acts of terrorism, Yemini officials say. He also purportedly has ties to the same branch of al-Qaeda who are suspected of attempting to blow up a U.S. airliner on its way to Detroit on Christmas.
Crickets are still chirping on the left.

Instapundit, Michelle Malkin and Newsbusters link. Thanks!

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