Tragically ignoring Bashir Gemayel’s insights from a quarter century ago
Andrew McCarthy, the indispensable former prosecutor, most notably, of the Blind Sheikh jihadist responsible for orchestrating the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, whose brilliant new book, about this case and its lasting, if ignored implications, “Willful Blindness” will be released shortly—makes some typically cogent insights at his NRO blog, this morning, based upon combined New Duranty Times and AP reflexively biased “reportage.”
To me the reporting Andy critiques is of a piece with the earlier European sickness unto death “reportage” (and policy) regarding Lebanon some 25 years ago—a morbid refrain, now, of our self-destruction, expressed in these moving and prophetic words by former Lebanese President Bashir Gemayel (as translated by Bat Ye’or), uttered just before his assassination in 1982, about how the last opportunity to salvage a decent Lebanon was squandered, resulting, ultimately, in present day Lebanese Hezbollahstan:
Andy’s full blog, is reproduced below:
Story, which broke a few minutes ago, is in the Times.
It is the usual, pointing out in the first sentence that a 13-month-old Palestinian girl was killed. The Israelis, of course, are said to be shelling “civilians” — though, given that Hamas terrorists are indistinguishable from Palestinian “civilians” and launch operations from within “civilian” areas, one is left to wonder how the AP knows that.
As Brett Stephens observed in the Wall Street Journal earlier this week, “Since the beginning of the intifada seven years ago, [Sderot] has borne the brunt of some 2,500 Kassam rockets fired from
We are lectured a great deal about the importance of democratizing the
If the civilians, eyes wide open, opt to be led by a terrorist organization whose chief calling card is its pledge to destroy