The Left has a well established “blame America first” crowd among its members. The term was first coined in an 1984 speech, when Jeane Kirkpatrick stated that “When our Marines, sent to Lebanon on a multinational peacekeeping mission with the consent of the United States Congress, were murdered in their sleep, the “blame America first crowd” didn’t blame the terrorists who murdered the Marines, they blamed the United States. But then, they always blame America first. . . . The American people know better. ”
The crowd tends to come out in full force on the issue of terrorism. Even Republicans like Ron Paul are among them, often blaming terrorism as “blowback” for American intervention overseas.
Apparently the kinds of people who will behead Christians are only this way because we’re so mean to them. I have some trouble believing that.
In our post-Ferguson world, it’s no longer just America’s fault. Why not blame white people too while they’re at it?
The reason why terrorists are killing scores of people is because white people just don’t understand Islamic culture.
That is the argument Palestinian author and commentator Rula Jebreal made Wednesday night in an appearance on “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon where she battled former CIA analyst Buck Sexton.
“I don’t know, Buck, if you speak Arabic,” she said. “And clearly, you talk about terrorists, but you need to understand the culture. You need to understand the language. You need to understand what is appealing — what is the message that ISIS actually is selling in these prison cells. And what they are selling online.”
Sexton argued that he had real world experience “targeting people who were doing beheadings” when he “served in Iraq and Afghanistan,” but Jebreal believed she knew better.
“With all due respect, white people like yourself who doesn’t understand the language, doesn’t understand the culture and doesn’t even know the religion,” she argued.
“I don’t know what that has to do with trying to prevent people from blowing up buses and trying to annihilate,” Sexton shot back.
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