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The Chinless Opthamologist’s Useful Idiots

by Speranza ( 31 Comments › )
Filed under Leftist-Islamic Alliance, Syria at February 29th, 2012 - 11:30 am

John Kerry, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, Nancy Pelosi,  Sting, Arlen Spector – and many more – all have  paid homage to the Assad Crime family (now run by what CFJ used to call “the Chinless Opthamologist”).  It seems that the greater the tyrant – the more the left loves them.

by Mona Charen

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a firm statement to the Syrian elite this week, urging them to overthrow the regime of Bashar Al-Assad. “The longer you support the regime’s campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor,” she advised.

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A mere eleven months ago, when peaceful demonstrators in the streets of Dara and other cities were met with bullets, Secretary Clinton referred to Assad as a “reformer.” She was not alone. Last year, Germany’s foreign minister Guido Westerwelle visited Assad and declared him indispensable for a “constructive solution” to the Middle East’s problems. A leading German think tank, which advises the foreign ministry, called Assad a “modernizer.”

Rare is the sceptered thug who does not attract fawning admiration from some in the free and democratic West. Fidel Castro was the darling of the smart set in the 1960s, and Che Guevara, one of his “wet work” assistants, adorns t-shirts worldwide to this day. Sean Penn is a shill for Hugo Chavez, and Robert Scheer had admiring things to say about Kim Il-Sung.

The more repressive and vicious the regime, the more some in the West will strain to find benign intentions in their leaders. One after another of the old Soviet general-secretaries was hailed, when he first ascended the greasy pole of Kremlin politics, as a “moderate.” Yuri Andropov, we were assured, loved American jazz, good Scotch, and “cynical political jokes with an anti-regime cast.” He went out of his way to meet with dissidents, we were advised. Perhaps he was drunk on Chivas Regal when he shot down civilian airliner KAL 007.

Similarly, when Syrian dictator Hafez Al-Assad (the butcher of Hama) died and was replaced by his son Bashar, the New York Times offered a highly sympathetic portrait of the “shy, young doctor.” The Times noted that expectations of the younger Assad were high, because, in the words of a member of the Syrian parliament, “he’s young and open and wants to give more liberty and democracy.”

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None of that prevented Hollywood’s glamour couple, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, from visiting with the Assads to discuss their “refugee work.” Just-released photos captured rock star and “human rights” campaigner Sting and his wife enjoying a good laugh with the Assads in 2008. Vogue magazine, apparently immune to shame, ran a fawning profile of the dictator’s wife, “a rose in the desert.” “Asma al-Assad,” Vogue told its readers, “is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies.” Along with fetching views of Asma, Vogue featured shots of Bashar playing on the floor with his children.

When images of bleeding and dead children — shot by Assad’s troops — began to cascade out of Syria, Vogue quietly removed the piece from its website.

Then-speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi visited Assad in 2007 (against the wishes of the Bush administration) and came away satisfied with his cooperation. “We were very pleased with the assurances we received from the president that he was ready to resume the peace process.” In this, she was echoing a sentiment often expressed by former secretary of state James A. Baker, co-chairman of the Iraq Study Group, who argued that the key to peace in the Middle East was to “flip Syria.”

But no visitor was more enthusiastic about Bashar Assad than President Obama’s informal envoy, Senator John Kerry, who made six visits to Damascus between 2009 and 2011. In 2010, he said “Syria is an essential player in bringing peace and stability to the region.” Even after the tanks rolled into cities and began blasting away civilian demonstrators, Kerry stuck to his self-delusion: “My judgment is that Syria will move; Syria will change, as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States and the West and economic opportunity that comes with it. . . . ”

The “shy doctor” became a cold killer. Those who, without a particle of evidence, persuaded themselves that he was ever anything else, were useful idiots.

Read the rest – Assad’s Useful Idiots

 

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31 Responses to “The Chinless Opthamologist’s Useful Idiots”
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  1. Speranza
    1 | February 29, 2012 11:32 am

    That Hillary Clinton has been an apalling Secretary of State and I am not sure that she would have been nothing more then marginally better then Obama.


  2. 2 | February 29, 2012 11:38 am

    @ Speranza:

    Same with McCain. He openly supports the Muslim Brotherhood. I think we have an institutional problem with Islam. Its the Arab lobby.


  3. Speranza
    3 | February 29, 2012 11:56 am

    @ Rodan:
    McCain would’ve destroyed the Republican Party while Obama is destroying America.


  4. waldensianspirit
    4 | February 29, 2012 12:00 pm

    @ Speranza:
    Yea but would’ve Bill been marginally better than Mooch?


  5. 5 | February 29, 2012 12:02 pm

    @ Speranza:

    McCain always had a soft spot for Da muz


  6. Speranza
    6 | February 29, 2012 12:04 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    McCain always had a soft spot for Da muz

    I think that the best part of McCain was left behind in North Vietnam.


  7. Speranza
    7 | February 29, 2012 12:11 pm

    waldensianspirit wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    Yea but would’ve Bill been marginally better than Mooch?

    Bill would do more damage. Itwould have been a co-presidency.
    No more Rockefeller’s, Clinton’s, Kennedy’s, and Bush’s!


  8. citizen_q
    8 | February 29, 2012 12:16 pm

    “The longer you support the regime’s campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor,” she advised.

    As an aside what the hell does either clinton know about honor? They have none and would not know it if it swam up and bit them in the tuchas.


  9. 9 | February 29, 2012 12:23 pm

    If hillary was not a fellow traveller, then Obama would not have put her in as Sec of State. She does exactly what he wants. She supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s overthrow of Egypt, she supported the anti-Israel policies and sctions and she is in his pocket for everything else. Bill was for Bill and used the liberals as a way to get what he wanted without any accountability. As long as he pushed their agenda, they let him rape and philander.


  10. Speranza
    10 | February 29, 2012 12:27 pm

    father_of_10 wrote:

    If hillary was not a fellow traveller, then Obama would not have put her in as Sec of State. She does exactly what he wants. She supported the Muslim Brotherhood’s overthrow of Egypt, she supported the anti-Israel policies and sctions and she is in his pocket for everything else. Bill was for Bill and used the liberals as a way to get what he wanted without any accountability. As long as he pushed their agenda, they let him rape and philander.

    She is a woman addicted to power.


  11. Speranza
    11 | February 29, 2012 12:28 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    “The longer you support the regime’s campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor,” she advised.

    As an aside what the hell does either clinton know about honor? They have none and would not know it if it swam up and bit them in the tuchas.

    Syrians have no honor.


  12. Alberta Oil Peon
    12 | February 29, 2012 12:32 pm

    Question is: are there any good guys in Syria? Is any part of the opposition to the Assad regime committed to a secular, representative democracy, or are they dominated by the muslim brotherhood?


  13. citizen_q
    13 | February 29, 2012 12:35 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    citizen_q wrote:
    “The longer you support the regime’s campaign of violence against your brothers and sisters, the more it will stain your honor,” she advised.
    As an aside what the hell does either clinton know about honor? They have none and would not know it if it swam up and bit them in the tuchas.

    Syrians have no honor.

    Natch, they are muslims. I am losing track just of the names of islamically sanctioned techniques of lying, taqiyaa, kitman, tawryia, toqucoc(spelling?).


  14. 14 | February 29, 2012 12:40 pm

    @ Alberta Oil Peon:

    A goodly contingent of the “Rebels” (as was the case in Libya, I might add) are “former” members of al Qaeda in Iraq. So there are no “good guys” in Syria.


  15. Speranza
    15 | February 29, 2012 12:40 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Natch, they are muslims. I am losing track just of the names of islamically sanctioned techniques of lying, taqiyaa, kitman, tawryia, toqucoc(spelling?).

    Except “honor killings” of their daughters.


  16. buzzsawmonkey
    16 | February 29, 2012 12:44 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    Natch, they are muslims. I am losing track just of the names of islamically sanctioned techniques of lying, taqiyaa, kitman, tawryia, toqucoc(spelling?).

    As in, “sorry if I tawryia when I ram it into you, infidel.”


  17. MikeA
    17 | February 29, 2012 1:08 pm

    The problem is the MSFM will NOT say any of this. Notice how Vogue took down their little article on the family and how western and wonderful they are. and most people have an attention span of 30 seconds or less so no one will remember this. More people will care about how Kobe got hurt on the court and if he will play next game. Can’t have them pay attention to things that really matter.


  18. 18 | February 29, 2012 1:16 pm

    @ MikeA:

    The same is true of what is going on in the primaries. We political junkies are hanging on every word and every turn of the road, but I doubt that most Americans could even tell you who all four of the remaining Republican candidates are. People won’t start paying attention until September. In some ways that is good. Maybe we can put something of this nasty campaign behind us and work together to defeat Obama, but it will be hard. And I am not forgetting people like Glen Beck and Ann Coulter who took off their masks and showed us what they really think of the Republican base this year.


  19. Buffalobob
    19 | February 29, 2012 1:18 pm

    Vogue also said that mooshell is a fashion icon with well toned arms.


  20. 20 | February 29, 2012 1:23 pm

    @ Buffalobob:

    That’s why they call her “Moose”… 8O


  21. Speranza
    21 | February 29, 2012 1:27 pm

    In headlines -- Monkees singer Davy Jones dies of a heart attack aged 66.


  22. buzzsawmonkey
    22 | February 29, 2012 1:36 pm

    Speranza wrote:

    In headlines – Monkees singer Davy Jones dies of a heart attack aged 66.

    Geraldo Rivera plans to open Davey Jones’ locker live on-camera in 5…4…3…


  23. buzzsawmonkey
    23 | February 29, 2012 1:37 pm

    Buffalobob wrote:

    Vogue also said that mooshell is a fashion icon with well toned arms.

    Be nice to see an armwrestling faceoff between Michelle Obama and Ann Coulter.


  24. 24 | February 29, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:

    Just as long as there’s no jello wresteling involved…

    [shudder]

    8O

    :evil:


  25. waldensianspirit
    25 | February 29, 2012 1:40 pm

    @ buzzsawmonkey:
    He’ll have to play “Liar’s dice”.


  26. Speranza
    26 | February 29, 2012 1:57 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    Be nice to see an armwrestling faceoff between Michelle Obama and Ann Coulter.

    My money is on Moooch.


  27. citizen_q
    27 | February 29, 2012 2:01 pm

    @ Speranza:
    That’s too bad, I liked the Monkees when I was a kid.


  28. Speranza
    28 | February 29, 2012 2:11 pm

    citizen_q wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    That’s too bad, I liked the Monkees when I was a kid.

    So did I.


  29. Speranza
    29 | February 29, 2012 4:11 pm

    Only two of the Monkees could sing.


  30. Speranza
    30 | February 29, 2012 4:12 pm

    Mike Nesmith’s mom invented “Liquid White Out”.


  31. 31 | February 29, 2012 6:50 pm

    @ Speranza:

    Close. It was actually Liquid Paper™, which I jokingly called Liquid Ape.


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