Helen Thomas: Remind me again why Al Qaeda wants to attack America

posted at 8:45 pm on January 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

I may be misreading them but Mediaite seems to think she’s asking this semi-earnestly. Er, not so. Thomas’s “questions” about the Middle East have always been her way of pushing an apologist agenda that Tony Snow once dubbed “the Hezbollah view” but which should more accurately be described as the Ron Paul view: Put simply, they’re terrorists because we’re occupiers. No enemy of the United States ever acts on his own initiative, for reasons ideological or otherwise; they merely react to the many wrongs we’ve supposedly done them. This is at least the third time she’s tried to bait the White House: Back in May, she challenged Gibbs on his nutty assertion that our nuke-building friends in Iran are a threat, and a few months before that she tried to get The One himself to condemn Israel for maintaining a nuclear deterrent in the teeth of 50 years of genocidal threats from its neighbors. Now it’s Brennan’s turn to explain why a totalitarian Islamic supremacist movement that wants to rule the Middle East might have issues with a country whose economic, cultural, and political influence poses a mortal threat to its chances of doing so. And darned if he doesn’t do a terrible job of it. Watch and gape at how lame he is. Next time she asks, John, just tell her Abdulmutallab was angry over our centuries-long occupation of Nigeria. That’ll make her happy, I promise.

Having said all that, I really hope she repeats this question the next time The One holds a presser. I’d love to hear his answer. Click the image to watch.
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Al Queda EXISTS because of perceived perversion in the West. Anything outside of Orthodox Christianities(Which include Catholic,Greek Orthodox,Russian Orthodox,Egyptian Coptic)are not considered Christian but atheist. When Benny Hinn or any of the other Jesus Clowns get streamed over to Muslim lands via the internet, and they see “Preachers” slapping someone in the head and saying “Baby Jesus” and the “sinner” gets out of the wheelchair to do the Charleston, that is complete blasphemy to them.

When they see western women talking down to emasculated men and actually being more man than men, drinking with their girlfriends after doing man’s work, the Middle Eastern mind recoils in horror as the western woman has no interest in keeping up a God worshipping home, and respecting or loving her husband.

When they get internet streaming of Rosie O’Donnell or Ellen DeGeneres holding their “Wives” and kissing open mouthed, or seeing a couple of “Bikers” with the “ass open” riding chaps or the San Francisco Gay Day Parade, they recoil in horror at the blasphemy against God.

Until Americans realize that all our dirty garbage, lack of self respect for our own bodies, lifestyles that have nothing to do with a family way of life, and most importantly have developed into a society where men are ridiculed as beings fit only to take out the trash and open jars, is what is contributing to us being the “Great Satan”, the hits are going to keep coming. These are a religious people whether you believe in their religion or not. Religion is what drives this Islamic Terrorism. Nothing else will drive people to blow themselves up for a cause.

And yeah, Helen Thomas is ready for retirement……

adamsmith on January 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Al Qaeda exists to stamp out ugly old bags like Helen Thomas.

search4truth on January 8, 2010 at 9:13 AM

You can forgive ignorance, but never stupidity….. and this woman wears stupidity like a badge.

ultracon on January 8, 2010 at 9:25 AM

adamsmith on January 8, 2010 at 9:11 AM… Man, are you off base.

First of all these are not religious people by any sense of the word unless you would also consider Nazism and Maoism and Stalinism and Fascism religions. These islamists want one thing: POWER over all other peoples. Anyone that even remotely believes in any modern, valid religion based on G_d must believe in a diety. These folks do not believe in deity…the idea that the people that are the terrorist leaders or primary influencers believe in a supreme allah is foolish and really rather silly unless of course you believe that Islam is virtually the same as Nazism.

Further, the idea that somehow we are less moral society that ever before is also a-historical. Civilization has been based in power of the strong over the weak forever, but it is less so now that ever before. The world has more democracies, more human rights, more moral norms than ever before. Yes, we have outrageous violations of religious codes and civil/human decency, but we have always had those. Was the US better in 1938 when black folks could not vote, Jews and Italians could not get jobs,when woman had fewer options in leaving a marriage based on physical abuse? And the US was then and is better than anywhere else. Your views say it is rational behavior for these supposed moral Islamist to murder “infidels” at will.

Really, you need to reassess

georgealbert on January 8, 2010 at 9:26 AM

The tap dancing was louder than a scene from the musical “Stomp”.

DHS Sec. Napolitano cannot even properly pronounce Schipohl Airport and Mr. Brennen has assumed the helm for all security which is counter to the claim by President Obama that he is not firing DHS Sec. Napolitano, which will be his next backpedaling.

MSGTAS on January 8, 2010 at 9:27 AM

Hey Helen! Remind us as to why Islam was attacking America back in the 1700′s, before our Nation was even founded… seeing as how you were an eyewitness to it all.

ronnyraygun on January 8, 2010 at 9:33 AM

would hate to be the reporter that has to sit next to this old Hagula-crone in the briefing room. I am willing to bet her breath is foetid and I’m sure she sits around cutting nasty old-lady farts all day.

better than the debriefing room! :-0

DanaSmiles on January 8, 2010 at 9:46 AM

georgealbert: Dinesh D’Souza wrote a wonderful book laying all this out. Compared to your pretzel logic and strawman “arguments” I’ll go with D’Souza. He doesn’t jump around as much logically and can actually come up with an intellectual point.

adamsmith on January 8, 2010 at 11:14 AM

A subtly ironic question, to be sure. The fact that Helen Thomas could achieve any status greater than that of cranky old woman living in a trailer park with 30-odd cats almost makes me want to attack America, too.

Blacklake on January 8, 2010 at 11:20 AM

Somewhere a bridge is missing its troll.

TABoLK on January 8, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Did you hear that Helen Thomas was going to star in her own version of:

“The Vagina Monologues”

… can’t wait!

Seven Percent Solution on January 8, 2010 at 11:38 AM

To quote Rockhound in the movie Armageddon, “Here’s a hundred dollars, you can buy yourself a neck.”

wtng2fish on January 8, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Helen Thomas – Abe Vigoda in drag.

AubieJon on January 8, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Until Americans realize that all our dirty garbage, lack of self respect for our own bodies, lifestyles that have nothing to do with a family way of life, and most importantly have developed into a society where men are ridiculed as beings fit only to take out the trash and open jars, is what is contributing to us being the “Great Satan”, the hits are going to keep coming.

If this is how you feel, then join them. You won’t be missed.

RINO in Name Only on June 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

RINO in Name Only on June 1, 2010 at 6:32 PM

Oops, didn’t see how old this was.

RINO in Name Only on June 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM

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