Mark Steyn on Benghazi
September 30, 2012
Mark Steyn, as usual, is must-read material. I recommend his last three weekly columns, about Benghazi and what has happened since.
Did you know that since Benghazi, the Islamists have also destroyed six of our Harrier jets and killed two of our Marines? (More.) Neither does anyone else. See also pro-Obama media bias.
- September 15th
Disgrace in Benghazi
And a dying superpower’s blundering response.
(National Review Online, Orange County Register)
Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the local doctor who fingered bin Laden to the Americans sits in jail.
- September 22nd
Bowing to the Mob
Government-funded film critics do grotesque damage to freedom of speech.
So the “leader of the free world” and “the most powerful man in the world” (to revive two cobwebbed phrases nobody seems to apply to the president of the United States anymore) is telling the planet that the way to ensure your beliefs command his “respect” is to be willing to burn and bomb and kill.
- September 29th
President of the Future
Unfortunately the rest of us have to live in Obama’s present.
Even more extraordinary, on September 14, fewer than two-dozen inbred, illiterate goatherds pulled off the biggest single destruction of U.S. airpower since the Tet Offensive in 1968, breaking into Camp Bastion (an unfortunate choice of name) in Afghanistan, killing Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Raible, and blowing up a squadron’s worth of Harriers. And, even though it was the third international humiliation for the United States in as many days, it didn’t even make the papers.
Bonus Steyn quote, from his regular “Happy Warrior” column on the back page of National Review, October 1st issue:
In advanced Western societies spending themselves into oblivion, the political class has looted the future to bribe the present and the electorate has largely gone along with it. The question for voters now is a very simple one: Can they get real before it’s over?
That about sums it up.
America may not survive us, but whatever happens, we can’t say we weren’t warned. Mark Steyn has been sounding the alarm for years.