Ambassador Power: Daniel Pearl decapitation part of a “cycle of violence,” or something

posted at 10:41 am on February 24, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Er … this is so inexplicable that it almost defies analysis. Daniel Pearl, a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, went to an interview with Mubarak Ali Gilani at a restaurant in Karachi, Pakistan, but was kidnapped on the way. He was brutally murdered and decapitated by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the man behind the 9/11 terrorist plot. The video of the murder was sent out immediately as a demand to free all of the detainees at Gitmo, whom KSM would shortly join.

Late last night, for no particular reason — Pearl was murdered on February 1, 2002 — US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power sent out this tweet, which I’ve screen-capped rather than embedded in case it gets deleted:

 

power-tweetWhat “cycles of violence” does Power mean?  Did the Wall Street Journal declare war on Pakistan? Was Pearl planting roadside bombs in Karachi? Do interviews that allow terrorists to present their agenda count as “violence” that adds to these “cycles of violence” to which Power refers? And what is meant by “individual accountability” in this case? KSM has been in Gitmo for more than a decade, and thanks to this administration’s actions has yet to answer for his crimes in the military-commission system that Congress has repeatedly authorized. If they want to pursue “individual accountability,” then they could quit trying to move KSM to federal court and get his trial under way.

Twitchy has a couple of good round-ups on social-media reaction, but we need to see some media reaction.  The White House should be pressed to explain this. This looks like a desperate attempt to draw some moral equivalency between Pearl and his butchers, and between terrorism and anything that opposes it. If this is the quality of American diplomacy, then we need a bigger housecleaning than just getting rid of the incompetent bundler-bunglers we’ve seen at recent Senate confirmation hearings. This is just appalling.

Update: My friend John Hinderaker pondered the meaning of the tweet:

I saw this on Twitter late last night and pondered it for a while. What is it supposed to mean? I have no clue. Power refers to “individual accountability.” If by that she means tracking down and killing the people who slit Daniel Pearl’s throat, I am with her all the way. But somehow, I don’t think that is the accountability she has in mind.

Well, we’ve already done that. Pakistan hung one of the perpetrators, and we have the mastermind in Gitmo. But John is merely warming up:

What cycles of violence is Daniel Pearl’s murder a “reminder” of? Is Power suggesting that Pearl’s murder was carried out in retaliation against prior killings of al Qaeda terrorists by Wall Street Journal reporters? I don’t think so…but what “cycles of violence” she associates with Pearl’s beheading at the hands of terrorists, I can’t imagine. …

I think Samantha Power–who among fans of the Obama administration is considered a deep thinker!–suffers from the muddle-headedness that typifies most liberals. She can’t face the truth, which is that radical Muslims are an existential threat to civilization and freedom, with whom we can never be reconciled. So in lieu of truth, she emits platitudes about “cycles of violence” and so on. The sad reality is that her boss, Barack Obama, who has appointed her to a series of high-profile foreign policy positions, has just as incoherent a view of the world as she does.

Exactly.

Update: Walkback:

Daniel Pearl did do great and courageous work at the WSJ, but let’s remember why he was in Karachi – he was following up leads about links between shoe-bomber Richard Reid and al-Qaeda.  He wasn’t satisfied with just “individual accountability,” but wanted to expose the reach of the terrorist network responsible for the terrorist attempt. Even Power’s walkback is nonsense on stilts.


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Obama appointee. ‘Nuff said.

Flora Duh on February 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

The cycle of violence that started about 1400 years ago.

vityas on February 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

{{Headdesk}}

myiq2xu on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Sounds like she’s in desparate need of a vacation to Ireland.

Bitter Clinger on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Ambassador Powell’s appointment was part of the “cycle of stupid” were stuck on.

Flange on February 24, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Between Cass Sunstein arguing the Bill of Rights is a wrong-headed idea and Samantha Power saying this (or, even better, her idea of sending US troops to Israel to “protect” Palestinians) this is really an especially weird couple.

The President sure knows how to pick ‘em.

MTF on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Did Samantha just now hear about Daniel Pearl..?

d1carter on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Wow, just WOW…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Demagoguery of relativism. Many GOPers are the same, like pro Islamic Chris Christie.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Are there still vids of Pearl’s beheading out there? I never viewed it, Thank God…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Ah, so ultimately it was our fault that Pearl was so ruthlessly murdered. Thanks for clearing that up, Ms. Power.

thebrokenrattle on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Daniel Pearl was probably a Global Warming denier.

mjbrooks3 on February 24, 2014 at 10:50 AM

there were prior tweets about pearls family to settle things w/o violence so there MAY be a contextual issue here. But the wording of this really is unsettling.
while it may be a contextual issue here I think it shows an underlying philosophy that cannot be ignored.
these enablers are dangerous.

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 10:51 AM

First question: How much did you have to drink before you tweeted this?

Second question: Why are you talking about Daniel Pearl now, out of the blue like this?

Strange.

Lance Corvette on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Just another appointee hired on the basis of what they believe rather than what they know.

antipc on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Ah, so ultimately it was our fault that Pearl was so ruthlessly murdered. Thanks for clearing that up, Ms. Power.

thebrokenrattle on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

They probably prepare some form of surrender to Iran.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 10:52 AM

That woman is an incoherent idiot.

rplat on February 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

And he wasn’t murdered for being a journalist.

Ben Hur on February 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

The cycle of violence that started about 1400 years ago.

vityas on February 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Exactly. There is a cycle of violence, and we don’t have to wonder what she is referring to. The crazy part is that leftists blame Western Civilization for defending itself.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Crickets….. they’d rather talk about Ted Nugent

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”

nobar on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Putting aside (momentarily) the absolute lunacy of the content of this…

Does anyone know what prompted this? Was this a reply to another tweet? Was she attending some sort of conference at which the subject of Pearl came up?

I mean, this seems like the political equivalent of a bolt-from-the-blue coup d’etat…

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

I think it’s Pearl’s Jewishness she’s referring to. She’s asserting that Muslilms murdering Jews is just retaliation for Jews supposedly murdering Muslims. In essence, Pearl’s murder is Israel’s fault. This is the circle she wants to manufacture for the end game argument that if Israel doesn’t accept John Kerry’s Palestinian peace terms then they are guilty for all the future Daniel Pearl’s who get their heads cut off. A vicious, nutburger assertion, granted, but it’s the only interpretation which makes any kind of sense. A twisted sense for sure.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

She represents the US to the world.

For shame, she and Rice signify what all is wrong with the US, from the head of the fish on down.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

That woman is an incoherent idiot.

rplat on February 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

Yup, yet ANOTHER embarrassment to the Irish American community. When will we learn?

NavyMustang on February 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM

If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring an apology.

cbenoistd on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

First question: How much did you have to drink before you tweeted this?

I think Lance Corvette pegged it.

DanMan on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

The sad reality is that her boss, Barack Obama, who has appointed her to a series of high-profile foreign policy positions, has just as incoherent a view of the world as she does.

Of which member of this administration could this NOT be said?

Cleombrotus on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Are there still vids of Pearl’s beheading out there? I never viewed it, Thank God…

OmahaConservative on February 24, 2014 at 10:49 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KghZhEdAuq8&bpctr=1393259236

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Putting aside (momentarily) the absolute lunacy of the content of this…

Does anyone know what prompted this? Was this a reply to another tweet? Was she attending some sort of conference at which the subject of Pearl came up?

I mean, this seems like the political equivalent of a bolt-from-the-blue coup d’etat…

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

It does sound like she tries to say “both sides does it”, so maybe they are about to present some “peace deal” to terrorize Israel with.

Or she just cant contain all the stupid in her head and just had to let some of it out.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

This stupid chick needs to again abandon her job for a Charlie Chaplin film festival in Ireland or something.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Putting aside (momentarily) the absolute lunacy of the content of this…

Does anyone know what prompted this? Was this a reply to another tweet? Was she attending some sort of conference at which the subject of Pearl came up?

I mean, this seems like the political equivalent of a bolt-from-the-blue coup d’etat…

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Samantha Power ✔ @AmbassadorPower

Honored to give the Daniel Pearl Lecture at @UCLA and meet his parents, who responded to the hate that killed their son by urging dialogue.
11:48 PM – 23 Feb 2014

Samantha Power ✔ @AmbassadorPower

We must be vigilant in protecting the rights of the press. 2013 = 2nd highest # of journalist deaths and arrests all-time. @DanielPearlFNDN
11:53 PM – 23 Feb 2014

Flora Duh on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

I think it’s Pearl’s Jewishness she’s referring to. She’s asserting that Muslilms murdering Jews is just retaliation for Jews supposedly murdering Muslims. In essence, Pearl’s murder is Israel’s fault. This is the circle she wants to manufacture for the end game argument that if Israel doesn’t accept John Kerry’s Palestinian peace terms then they are guilty for all the future Daniel Pearl’s who get their heads cut off. A vicious, nutburger assertion, granted, but it’s the only interpretation which makes any kind of sense. A twisted sense for sure.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Yup.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 11:01 AM

BTW-

It is an epic fail if you have to send out two tweets explaining the incoherent rambling of the original tweet. I’m guessing she was drunk or something.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 11:01 AM

Late last night, for no particular reason

Choomed communist

The correction is horrific. She had Never said that, or anything about him being a Jew.

She should resign. Nothing short will do.

She is a communist chickenbrain and it shows.

She is an embarrassment to the land.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

You can’t fix irish.

tetriskid on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Crickets….. they’d rather talk about Ted Nugent

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

yeah odd about that…
https://www.theconservativevoices.com/media/cat/political/its-ok-when-obama-calls-himself-a-mongrel-r679

obama uses mongrel and its ok..

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Tasteless and very offensive, but not surprising at all coming from Samantha Power

Dr.B on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

This is the woman who suggested that US should use military to force Israel to a peace deal , right?

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

I never watched that video of Pearl’s beheading, but I heard a little bit of the audio before walking away. That was bad enough. Bad enough to make damn sure I was killed before being captured by those barbarians.

The treatment of the helpless is the number one indicator of a moral society, “Moral” by Western standards anyway. The treatment of those who abuse the helpless that are under their charge is another way to judge a society.

Islamists fail both tests. There is NO moral equivalence.

Mord on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Samantha Power ✔ @AmbassadorPower

Honored to give the Daniel Pearl Lecture at @UCLA and meet his parents, who responded to the hate that killed their son by urging dialogue.
11:48 PM – 23 Feb 2014

In this regard she is somewhat right, though should resign for being overall a dummy commie, this having topped it all.

Why she’s right, in part – if the family of ambassador Stevens were not such flaming leftists, obama and Hillary would long since have been fully exposed on Benghazi. Their silence, especially ahead of the 2012 elections are an incredible blow to their dead son, to justice and the truth.

Schadenfreude on February 24, 2014 at 11:03 AM

“The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”

nobar on February 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Can you believe that Obama said this at the UN?
We need to find a way to get the press to do their jobs instead of covering for these dangerous people. Screw tweets, this stuff needs to be questioned on nightly news on a local basis. Forget about trying to change the national media.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

There is no point in looking for a rational reason to understand an act of insanity. Power is like her boss. Blame America. Blame the Jews. Blame the people who pay taxes. She is just another Goebbels in an administration packed to its ceiling with wannabe Pol Pots.

doufree on February 24, 2014 at 11:06 AM

The Obama “Presidency” is part of a cycle of dumb$h!tness on the part of the American voter.

Meople on February 24, 2014 at 11:07 AM

These people scare the crap out of me.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM

What an idiot but hey she fits in with this administration

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 11:10 AM

If this is the quality of American diplomacy, then we need a bigger housecleaning than just getting rid of the incompetent bundler-bunglers we’ve seen at recent Senate confirmation hearings. This is just appalling.

This entire administration in four words. Powers also believes we should attack Israel if Israel moves to defend itself against Iran. But she is exactly how this entire administration thinks and operates. Nothing better will ever replace her.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Postmodern gibberish defies interpretation by design.

RadClown on February 24, 2014 at 11:11 AM

But of course dma

cmsinaz on February 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

These people scare the crap out of me.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM

yup.

Conservative Voices ‏@conserv_voice

#AmbPowersTweets If we sing kumbaya loud and often enough we will magically be safe. unicorns and fairy dust diplomacy…

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

“We F***** up in Ohio,” she said. “In Ohio, they are obsessed and Hillary is going to town on it, because she knows Ohio’s the only place they can win.

“She is a monster, too – that is off the record – she is stooping to anything,” Power said

No honor among monsters.

the_nile on February 24, 2014 at 11:12 AM

It’s difficult to think clearly while toking on Obama’s bong!!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

As I said last night, the men who murdered Daniel Pearl did so because “he was an American, and most of all, because he was a Jew.”

— Samantha Power (@AmbassadorPower) February 24, 2014

No, he was murdered because the people that did it are evil, using any available excuse as their reason.

sadatoni on February 24, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Samantha Powers is a Lunatic!

workingclass artist on February 24, 2014 at 11:14 AM

These people scare the crap out of me.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Yep. And Obama is getting closer and closer to entering Narcissistic Rage territory.

Flora Duh on February 24, 2014 at 11:15 AM

Flora Duh on February 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Thank you…

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

‘Definition of flailing!’ Amb. Power ‘clarifies’ Daniel Pearl tweet; Doubles down on idiocy
Evidently not. As Twitchy reported, Ambassador Power took to Twitter to share her oh-so-deep thoughts on Daniel Pearl, the journalist beheaded by jihadists in 2002. It was just part a of a “cycle of violence,” y’all! According to the morally bankrupt and idiotic ambassador.
—–
Samantha Power @AmbassadorPower
Correction: @DanielPearlFNDN’s work is a reminder that individual accountability + reconciliation are required to break cycles of violence.

——
Brad Rehn @rehnb1
@AmbassadorPower I watched the Daniel Pearl beheading video and you are either completely ignorant or just evil

——
http://twitchy.com/2014/02/24/definition-of-flailing-amb-power-clarifies-daniel-pearl-tweet-doubles-down-on-idiocy/

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM

Again just proof that liberalism is truly a mental disease. I ask, what further proof is needed?

D-fusit on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

What difference does it make now, bitch?

philoise65 on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Ed –
Fine if you wanna be confused by a confusing tweet.
But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.
This is what happens when everything is political…and I mean from your/this angle, not hers.
(“White House should be pressed to explain this.” Please.)
It’s just a cliche that the right needs to make her into some boogeyman…because she works – que scary dissonant organ music – ‘for Obama!’.
Maybe you have ideas better than her on how to prevent some of the various horrors and atrocities that many face. But she’s damn involved in this stuff. If you dug deeper than some tweet Malkin/Twitchy picks for a snark feast, I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Even Power’s walkback is nonsense on stilts.

Individual accountability and reconciliation is not nonsense. It is central to Christianity. The problem is applying those principles to the real world, e.g. when the left is a cheerleading squad for the poor oppressed Palestinians and blame Israel at every turn.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

I think it’s Pearl’s Jewishness she’s referring to. She’s asserting that Muslilms murdering Jews is just retaliation for Jews supposedly murdering Muslims. In essence, Pearl’s murder is Israel’s fault. This is the circle she wants to manufacture for the end game argument that if Israel doesn’t accept John Kerry’s Palestinian peace terms then they are guilty for all the future Daniel Pearl’s who get their heads cut off. A vicious, nutburger assertion, granted, but it’s the only interpretation which makes any kind of sense. A twisted sense for sure.

tommyboy on February 24, 2014 at 10:56 AM

Let’s not forget this idiot, and I mean idiot, wanted to put US troops in Gaza to protect Palestinians from what she perceives to be Israeli oppression. This “deep thinker” is just another fool who substitutes leftist & progressive orthodoxy for reality.

novaculus on February 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM


America’s relationship with Israel “has often led foreign policy decision-makers to defer reflexively to Israeli security assessments, and to replicate Israeli tactics…” The United States, she explained, had brought terrorist attacks upon itself by aping Israel’s violations of human rights.

Let’s remember that it is offensive that this foreign born, radical, Jew-hating whore has any say in our government’s affairs.

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Samantha is demanding the UN building stop using metal detectors, security gates, and guards because dialogue can be used to deal with anyone who tries to attack the place.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

What it means is, we’ve allowed ourselves to be governed by people whose intellect is no more advanced then sixteen year old high school kids participating in some mock government.

lowandslow on February 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

…I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

She’s a woman and diverse.

Fenris on February 24, 2014 at 11:21 AM

Samantha is demanding the UN building stop using metal detectors, security gates, and guards because dialogue can be used to deal with anyone who tries to attack the place.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

SHARP WORDS NOT SHARP STICKS!

Happy Nomad on February 24, 2014 at 11:22 AM

Samantha is demanding the UN building stop using metal detectors, security gates, and guards because dialogue can be used to deal with anyone who tries to attack the place.

Bishop on February 24, 2014 at 11:19 AM

I’m down with that!! The sooner it gets attacked and destroyed, the better!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Samantha Power dispatched to Gitmo to reconcile with KSM in 3…2…1…

“We’re very sorry that evil President Bush had you water-boarded ten years ago.”

Steve Z on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Drunk tweeting…

PatriotRider on February 24, 2014 at 11:24 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Apologist! Liar! You are the problem this country faces. I don’t try to twist words and make them mean something other than is evident but you do.
There is nothing to discuss with you or your type. You are either stupid or evil.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Ed –

Fine if you wanna be confused by a confusing tweet.

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.
This is what happens when everything is political…and I mean from your/this angle, not hers.

(“White House should be pressed to explain this.” Please.)
It’s just a cliche that the right needs to make her into some boogeyman…because she works – que scary dissonant organ music – ‘for Obama!’.

Maybe you have ideas better than her on how to prevent some of the various horrors and atrocities that many face. But she’s damn involved in this stuff. If you dug deeper than some tweet Malkin/Twitchy picks for a snark feast, I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

nonsense on stilts.

PS, you spelled “cue” wrong.

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

This is grotesque. The Left is grotesque, and lethally and irremediably retarded. Total psychological and political war needs to be waged on these people and their movement as a matter of national survival. We have no one in leadership positions who can or will do this. We are bereft of leaders. God save us.

rrpjr on February 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

What “cycles of violence” does Power mean?

AFAICT, there’s some blaming of Daniel Pearl in the mode of liberals’ self-flagellation over “collective guilt”, we are all guilty, even Daniel Pearl is guilty for something, as part of the collective.

Reminds me of the protester interviews where you ask them what they’re protesting and they respond with nonsense, and not only can’t elaborate on what they said, or back it up with facts, but they have precious little idea what they’re talking about.

LashRambo on February 24, 2014 at 11:26 AM

PS, you spelled “cue” wrong.

F-

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Yes, I did.
For that I get an F-?
Man…

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

retarded

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

But she’s damn involved in this stuff. If you dug deeper than some tweet Malkin/Twitchy picks for a snark feast, I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaloon on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Care to list her “accomplishments” since she took the job? And her qualifications?

(Snowdial starts)

Del Dolemonte on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

You are either stupid or evil.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It’ll keep your brain from hurting too much if you limit your options as much as you do your abilities.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

If you dug deeper

it would be worse than you can imagine!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Let me introduce you to the universal Bull Sheet detector: How do you know this?

How do you KNOW what you claim to know about this woman?

Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in it?

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

The cycle of violence that started about 1400 years ago.

vityas on February 24, 2014 at 10:45 AM

A never ending cycle brought to us by a death cult steeped in violence.

hawkeye54 on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Power is severely mentally ill.

Pork-Chop on February 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Samantha Power is Superior Super Smart Power Failure!!

canopfor on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

retarded

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Wow, that’s challenging.
Ha.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Let me introduce you to the universal Bull Sheet detector: How do you know this?

How do you KNOW what you claim to know about this woman?

Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in it?

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:32 AM

There is nothing to discuss with you or your type. You are either stupid or evil.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:25 AM

It’s a combo pack with that one.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

It’ll keep your brain from hurting too much if you limit your options as much as you do your abilities.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Ok! You’re stupid and evil.

Vince on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

How do you KNOW what you claim to know about this woman?

Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in (edit) On it?

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

Ed –
Fine if you wanna be confused by a confusing tweet.
But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.
This is what happens when everything is political…and I mean from your/this angle, not hers.
(“White House should be pressed to explain this.” Please.)
It’s just a cliche that the right needs to make her into some boogeyman…because she works – que scary dissonant organ music – ‘for Obama!’.
Maybe you have ideas better than her on how to prevent some of the various horrors and atrocities that many face. But she’s damn involved in this stuff. If you dug deeper than some tweet Malkin/Twitchy picks for a snark feast, I have no doubt you find much to admire.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Yeah, so hard to be confused by her intentions…

Nominee called for aid money to be shifted to Palestinian state, large force deployed to protect against Israeli agression

Your dishonesty know no bounds, verbalidiocy.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

I’m down with that!! The sooner it gets attacked and destroyed, the better!

Deano1952 on February 24, 2014 at 11:23 AM

Too many innocents in and around Turtle Bay.

No, the best way to handle them is to get the US out of the UN, and then proceed to kick each and every one of their spying arses back to whatever land they call home, to finally do some honest work for a while.

Then we demolish it in a controlled demolition, burn the wreckage, stir the ashes, and then salt the earth, that nothing so evil may ever grow there again…

JohnGalt23 on February 24, 2014 at 11:33 AM

retarded

dmacleo on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Wow, that’s challenging.
Ha.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

We’ve been waiting years for your refutation of this.

NotCoach on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in it?

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Is this your reply to anyone who has an opinion of anyone?
Interesting.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Yes, our politicians and so-called leaders are asinine fools who know nothing. We have known this for some time, ever since half the electorate voted a dangerous fool with zero experience into office. The alternative is a self-serving, chalk-faced shrew who lusts after power so much that she allowed her husband to publicly screw interns without leaving him.

What is your point?

Herald of Woe on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Power: “Daniel Pearl is a martyr in the fight for social justice and the New World Workers Order”

BobMbx on February 24, 2014 at 11:35 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Eh, the truth stings doesn’t it..verbalduece. Ha!

Seriously, you’re on the wrong side of every issue.No moral compass. You truly are one of the biggest morons that comments at HotAir. Lucky for you, Ed left the door open and a few of your lefties are even more morally reprehensible than you.

HumpBot Salvation on February 24, 2014 at 11:36 AM

But it’s lame to try and suggest Powers is/was any less horrified and disgusted by what happened to Pearl than you or anyone else.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings on it?

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Answer the question please instead of dodging it.
Do you personally know her, and have talked to her on these issues so you ‘Know’ her feelings in it?
Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Or are you a mind reader?

DinaRehn on February 24, 2014 at 11:29 AM

Is this your reply to anyone who has an opinion of anyone?
Interesting.

verbaluce on February 24, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Read up on her views and you will know what she stands for. You are an obama puppet at best.

VegasRick on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Shorter Powers tweet…Pearl had it coming for being a Jew.

HumpBot Salvation on February 24, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Come on, Obama, wasn’t Pearl’s decapitation just “workplace violence” like at Fort Hood?

Chessplayer on February 24, 2014 at 11:38 AM

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