Oops, she did it again. In accordance with our new Resident-in-Chief's code words for a fairer America, our beloved Chief of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has scorned Merriam Webster's definition of "people using planes to take down buildings", better known as terrorists. Well, we can't have such inflammatory language regardless of the body bags and atrocities.
Dear Readers: Please note. Henceforth, all acts of naughtiness by foreign and domestic individuals or groups shall be now classified as "man-caused disasters." Let us understand the genesis of this lexicon. If a female naughty girl straps a bomb to her body and detonates it in the middle of Wrigley Field, this cannot be called a "man-caused disaster," for the obvious gender reasons. This is something I hope Ms. Napolitano can address. Hurricanes, earthquakes, and other weather related catastrophic events are "natural disasters." Allow yourselves to understand the difference. To review, we have "man-caused" and "natural" disasters.
Moving along, I just have a small issue with our change of verbiage from Terrorists to "man-caused disasters." After all, the latter seems almost...benign. From a personal standpoint, I was unfortunate enough to witness the horror of 9/11 from my window and then experience it in my heart. The enveloping fear that ensued was unspeakable and surrounded those directly affected for some time, perhaps still lingering. Post traumatic stress disorder gripped many. To plan, plot, coordinate, synchronize, pray to Allah for seventy virgins to await you after you complete your "disaster" in the name of hatred for what you consider to be Satanic America, resulting in the unspeakable deaths of almost three thousand innocent civilians is only described adequately by one word, terrorism.
During the campaign of our chief fraud, he was oft consulting his teleprompter where upon he read the following, "Words Matter." Yes they do, O'fraud, yes they do. When you suffer so deeply, watching men and women hurling themselves out of fiery buildings, storming cockpits, making one last call to say goodbye to your loved ones, sorry buddy...those are NOT the results of a "man-caused disaster." Terror, in the hearts and minds of the innocents. Softening the lingo will not deprogram those who are indoctrinated to hate Americans. We are, and have been, trying to thwart the never ending chatter that is a result of the War on Terror. Period.
Sixty one days in office, and YOU, Resident-in Chief, have ordered Gitmo closed, whilst the Attorney General, "Coward" Holder is considering releasing some detainees onto the streets of our great country. Not the prisons, the streets! These detainees were found on battlefields, they are or were enemy combatants, not check out clerks at Wal-Mart. What the hell is going on here, oh muslim raised Resident?
In an interview for Spiegel Online, a German publication, Secty. Napolitano
attempts to explain this change of lingo, sounding like the incompetent fool that she was trying to secure the borders as the former Governor of Arizona.
SPIEGEL: "Madame Secretary, in your first testimony to the US Congress as Homeland Security Secretary you never mentioned the word "terrorism." Does Islamist terrorism suddenly no longer pose a threat to your country?"
Napolitano: "Of course it does. I presume there is always a threat from terrorism. In my speech, although I did not use the word "terrorism," I referred to "man-caused" disasters. That is perhaps only a nuance, but it demonstrates that we want to move away from the politics of fear toward a policy of being prepared for all risks that can occur."
Someone please explain that gibberish to me. If we are still referring to Islamic Jihad, what other risks does she have in mind?
The astute journalist of Speigel further questions her:
SPIEGEL: "You would like the German authorities to share personal data of terrorism suspects, such as fingerprinting and DNA?"
Napolitano: "That is exactly right. We will also want to share some experiences with counter-radicalization, how the radicalization of young Muslims in our countries can be prevented."
SPIEGEL: "Europe has a problem with just such people, young Muslims who grew up in the West and are still susceptible to radical messages. The terrorists responsible for the July 2005 attacks in London are an example."
Napolitano: "In some ways, the problem in Europe is greater than in the United States. But the questions are the same. How do you identify a youth who is susceptible to becoming radicalized? How do you work with that youth, his family and community to give them alternatives to radicalization?"
As I pop another tranquilizer, let us review. We as a nation will now develop a social program, perhaps hire psychologists who work with troubled youth, to explore the minds of the younger demographic who might have a propensity for creating a "man-caused disaster."
Is anyone listening? Suicide bombers are no different than the kamikaze pilots of World War II. They want to die for their cause, they will not be analyzed on plush, leather couches.
We blog to vent. We blog to be read. We blog because somewhere inside of all of us lies the seemingly impossible notion that our rational words will matter.
I lived through 9/11. No one can tell me they are not terrorists.