Archive for August, 2006

No One Here But Us Infidel-Hating Brits

Monday, August 21st, 2006

The foiled murder plot to blow up 10 airliners over American cities once again demonstrated how politically correct spinmeisters are aiding the Islamofascist War on Western Civilization.

Although the British police had arrested 21 alleged terrorists, early on it was all but impossible to learn from the media that they were all Muslims dedicated to killing infidels at random.

First the “suspected” would-be murderers were “young British Asians” (Chinese? Mongols?)…”British-born of Pakistani descent”  (Cambridge grads?) … “British citizens with dual nationality.”  (Liechtenstein?)  Then, they included several “pregnant women.”  Then, when the Pakistani police began making arrests, the perps were reported to include “Kashmiri militants linked to al Qaeda.”  Then some were Muslims after all but they were “white converts.”

Reuters and BBC were among the chief sufferers from the persistent myopia that makes it difficult to notice that all of these people are Muslims; and that they all think killing non-Muslims is a great idea.

Reuters, which still can’t bring itself to use the word “terrorist,” also distinguished itself in recent days with a great display of lookspin in its coverage of the Hezbollah War. Reuters graphicmagic photography included adding extra smoke to bomb shots, pristine stuffed animals and play-dead actors among the dusty ruins and encore appearances on different dates of the same screaming motherly victim of Israeli bombs.

Meantime, Iran has assured the world that Hezbollah terrorists are nothing more than “pious youths” out there achieving “God’s promises.”

Spinmeisters to the Front in the Hezbollahwar

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

As always, spinmeisters are on top of events as the Hezbollahwar in Lebanon unfolds in prime time.

Only by understanding the spin can one follow the bouncing bombs. Additions to the world lexicography of war spinspeak include:

asymmetrical war = softsoap technogook based on the same mindset as exhibited by the proverbial child who killed his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court as an orphan.*

immediate ceasefire = peaceniktalk for you quit while we rearm.

proportional response = peaceniktalk for gpoing easy and ineffectually on an enemy who says he wants to obliterated you as soon as he can swing it.

degrade = military softspeak that could mean battering an enemy sufficiently so that he can’t fight again for a long, long time; but also could be spin for implying that but actually doing a lot less.

peacekeeper = plastertalk inflator for what once were combat troops under bumbling UN command with faulty rules of engagement;** now non-combative bureaucratic troops under UN command who neither keep the peace nor clearly observe its violation.

* One side fights in uniform, minimizes killing non-combatant civilians (e,g., warns them in advance to get out of the way), does not use women and children as human shields and does not use hospitals and houses of worship for storing munitions or launching missiles. The other side hides in civilian clothes, maximizes killing all non-combatants, keeps its civilians in the front lines preferably where the media can photograph their bodies, finds houses of worship ideal as ammo dumps and launch pads.

**Earlier definition in Spinspeak II: The Dictionary of Language Pollution.