MANILA, Philippines — Hundreds of armed followers of a jailed former Muslim rebel leader [NUR MISUARI] attacked government troops and occupied at least one army detachment on violent southern Jolo island (search) on Monday, sparking clashes that killed at least 12 soldiers, officials said. Misuari formerly headed the Moro National Liberation Front, a large Muslim separatist group that accepted limited autonomy and signed a peace deal with the government in 1996 [before the Second Intifada, before Bush - reliapundit]. A week before elections were to be held in November 2001 to elect his successor as governor, hundreds of his followers attacked an army camp in Jolo in an assault officials alleged was aimed at derailing the ballot. More than 100 people, mostly Misuari's followers, were killed. Misuari was arrested and jailed on rebellion charges. He is still being tried on those charges, which carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. ... They have periodically been accused by military officials of supporting Abu Sayyaf guerrillas. The Abu Sayyaf, which has been blamed for mass kidnappings, beheadings and bombings, has been loosely linked to Al Qaeda.
Monday, February 07, 2005
MORE PROOF THAT GLOBAL JIHAD HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH BUSH OR ISRAEL - and what denial of this FACT says about the Left
BOTTOM-LINE: The neojihadists have a proactive plan which is independent of our foreign policies; their plan is to use terror in order to reestablish the Caliphate under Wahhabist Sharia. Since 9/11, Bush is merely counter-attacking and spreading liberty and democracy because he has faith that most people want to be free and will choose freedom - if given the chance, and NOT choose to be shackled to a fanatically sadistic brand of 12th Century totalitarianism. These neojihadists cannot be negotiated with; they must be defeated, and the people they've been trying to terrorize - into submitting to tyranny - must be given a chance at democratic self-rule.
How the Left can continue to deny the nobility of this effort, and fail to admire the courage with which it has been applied IS BEYOND ME?!?!?
My best explanation for the current state of the "denialists": The Left is just incapacitated by BDS - which they reflexively employ to prop up an ideology (socialism) which has failed - ABJECTLY - everywhere and every time it ever been employed. In other words: Bush Derangement Syndrome is a reaction-formation response to Reagan and Thatcher; the collapse of the USSR; NAFTA; and the opening up of China and India to free market capitalism. As their old false Gods have withered, the Left has turned to irrational anger to prop up their failed Leftist ideology. BDS is what fuels their total denial. Without BDS, the Left would have to admit that they were WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING - Vietnam; Reagan; low/flat tax rates; welfare; quotas; gun control; etc.. And that's a pretty tough thing to do - I know: I was part of the Left once. But I urge my old Leftie friends to try to abandon their old shibboleths - admit they were wrong, as I did - and join me and Bush in the good fight! IT'S VERY LIBERATING! (Pun intended!)
Posted by Reliapundit at 10:40 AM