Theodore's World: Bonfire of the Insanities by Ann Coulter ( Regarding Gen David Petraeus' and Koran Burning)

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September 09, 2010

Bonfire of the Insanities by Ann Coulter ( Regarding Gen David Petraeus' and Koran Burning)

Bonfire of the Insanities (In response to Gen David Petraeus' denunciation of Florida pastor)

Human Events

by Ann Coulter

In response to Gen David Petraeus' denunciation of Florida pastor Terry Jones' right to engage in a symbolic protest of the 9/11 attacks by burning copies of the Quran this Sept. 11, President Obama said: "Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as president, I believe that members of the Dove World Outreach Center have the same right to freedom of speech and religion as anyone else in this country."

Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida lauded Obama's remarks, saying America is "a place where you're supposed to be able to practice your religion without the government telling you you can't."

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called Obama's words a "clarion defense of the freedom of religion" -- and also claimed that he had recently run into a filthy jihadist who actually supported the Quran-burning!

Keith Olbermann read the poem "First they came ..." on air in defense of the Quran-burners, nearly bringing himself to tears at his own profundity.

No wait, my mistake. This is what liberals said about the ground zero mosque only five minutes ago when they were posing as First Amendment absolutists. Suddenly, they've developed amnesia when it comes to the free-speech right to burn a Quran.

Weirdly, conservatives who opposed building the mosque at ground zero are also against the Quran burning. (Except in my case. It turns out I'm for it, but mostly because burning Qurans will contribute to global warming.)

Liberals couldn't care less about the First Amendment. To the contrary, censoring speech and religion is the left's specialty! (Any religion other than Islam.)

They promote speech codes, hate crimes, free speech zones (known as "America" off college campuses), and go around the country yanking every reference to God from the public square via endless lawsuits by the ACLU.

Whenever you see a liberal choking up over our precious constitutional rights, you can be sure we're talking about the rights of Muslims at ground zero, "God Hates Fags" funeral protesters, strippers, The New York Times publishing classified documents, pornographers, child molesters, murderers, traitors, saboteurs, terrorists, flag-burners (but not Quran-burners!) or women living on National Endowment of the Arts grants by stuffing yams into their orifices on stage.

Speaking of lying dwarfs, last week on "The Daily Show" Bloomberg claimed he was having a hamburger with his "girlfriend" when a man came up to him and said of the ground zero mosque: "I just got back from two tours fighting overseas for America. This is what we were all fighting for. You go and keep at it."

We're fighting for the right of Muslims to build mosques at ground zero? I thought we were trying to keep Muslims AWAY from our skyscrapers. (What an embarrassing misunderstanding.) PLEASE PULL THE TROOPS OUT IMMEDIATELY.

But back to the main issue: Was Bloomberg having a $150 Burger Double Truffle at DB Bistro Moderne or a more sensible $30 burger at the 21 Club when he bumped into his imaginary veteran? With the pint-sized mayor shrieking at the sight of a saltshaker, I assume he wasn't having a Hardee's No. 4 Combo Meal.

Adding an element of realism to his little vignette, Bloomberg said: "I got a hamburger and a pickle and a potato chip or something."

A potato chip? Translation: "I don't know what I was eating, because I'm making this whole story up -- I wouldn't be caught dead eating 'a potato chip' or any other picaresque garnish favored by the peasants." At least Bloomberg didn't claim the man who walked up to him took credit for setting the Times Square bomb because he was a tea partier upset about ObamaCare -- as Sherlock Bloomberg had so presciently speculated at the time.

Gen. Petraeus objected to the Quran-burning protest on the grounds that it could be used by radical jihadists to recruit Muslims to attack Americans.

This is what liberals say whenever we do anything displeasing to the enemy -- invade Iraq, hold captured terrorists in Guantanamo, interrogate captured jihadists or publish Muhammad cartoons. Is there a website somewhere listing everything that encourages terrorist recruiting?

If the general's main objective is to hamper jihadist recruiting, may I respectfully suggest unconditional surrender? Because on his theory, you know what would really kill the terrorists' recruiting ability? If we adopted Sharia law!

But wait -- weren't we assured by Fire Island's head of national security, Andrew Sullivan, that if America elected a "brown-skinned man whose father was an African, who grew up in Indonesia and Hawaii, who attended a majority-Muslim school as a boy," the terrorists would look like a bunch of lunkheads and be unable to recruit?

It didn't work out that way. There have been more terrorist attacks on U.S. soil by these allegedly calmed Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush after he invaded Iraq.

Also, as I recall, there was no Guantanamo, no Afghanistan war and no Iraq war on Sept. 10, 2001. And yet, somehow, Osama bin Ladin had no trouble recruiting back then. Can we retire the "it will help them recruit" argument yet?

The reason not to burn Qurans is that it's unkind -- not to jihadists, but to Muslims who mean us no harm. The same goes for building a mosque at ground zero -- in both cases, it's not a question of anyone's "rights," it's just a nasty thing to do.


Wild Thing's comment.........

There have been more terrorist attacks ON U.S.SOIL by these allegedly calmed Muslims in Obama's first 18 months in office than in the six years under Bush AFTER he invaded Iraq.

Needs to be stated again...and again...and again. FT.Hood, the Little Rock Recruiting office, etc.

First I need to say something, most of you know I am a huge supporter of our troops as well as our Veterans. Even before I went with Bob Hope to Vietnam our military was the number one love of my life in gratitude and appreciation for what they did to keep this the land of the free. I have a feeling of awe when it comes to our service members at the sacrifices they make and how so many even after they receive horrible injuries want to go back and be with their men and keep fighting. To me those that have served in the past and those serving now are our countries true elite, the best of what our country represents. The debt we all owe them can never be repaid. NEVER. My hundreds of visits to wards where those suffering from PTSD leave me each time like I have visited with the angels and glimpsed into their hearts they only allow so few to enter. Those times are precious to me and I remain silent to the deep things they shared with me like one soul talking to another.

So when I wrote this below I wish for each of you to remember it was written by me,. no one special , but one that loves our troops, and our Veterans with a fierce loyalty to both. And with a constant concern for their safety and would never do anything to put them at risk.

The Saudi government destroys bibles on a daily basis and the world is . . . . silent.

When the founding fathers thought of America, their little baby, the last thing they wanted was an invasive force to stifle, smother it, and then overwhelm it and kill it.

Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. Larger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, a economic system (which includes funding new mosque construction), its judicial...all wrapped up in the word sharia. This is inclusive of its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent ...and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is a invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.

This is not just a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Korans Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes.

Islam is political, and it’s goal is to supplant and replace. Globally.

The sooner America learns this , the better. Some know and many do not, but it is a threat to everything America knows.

Obama? Obama and Company? Should be tried for treason in this issue for promoting the establishment of a foreign government on our soils. He is doing nothing to protect America as per his oath. Also, as a Muslim, he knows this, he know far better, he knows sharia, but is looking to deceive America.

My question under this senerio is why is Gen. David Petraeus, or any other General or Pentagon bringing up this will kill more of our troops when their very own Commander in Chief Obama is doing just that with his R.O.E.'s. Where is the outrage there???!!!

And why is our mission “protecting Afghan civilians” instead of killing the bad guys.

General, you worry about wiping out the Taliban over there (that IS your job isn’t it?) and let Americans worry about how they want to enjoy their Constitutional guarantees regarding freedom of expression, ok?

Look at it this way General, the more of those scumbags you kill over there, the less there will be to threaten the lives of our troops.

General Petraeus, you’re a good and decent American and a HERO. You ought to know more than anyone else that Islam is nothing but a death cult. I think he’s misguided.

We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. - Ann Coulter

If we are NOT at war and are only offering protection, let's send in the cops to protect and serve and get the Military out of there. The military is supposed to fight wars, not police the population. There has been no war waged there yet, just asinine ROE and phony PR missions.

Were the lives of American troops put in more danger during WW2 when Americans burned Swastikas and Japanese flags? Did it make it more difficult for the allies to carry out the mission?

“”It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort,””

Change your rules of engagement to kill anything that moves!!! I wish they would focus on killing the enemy - the fact that the General is constrained in ways that he can kill the enemy is something he needs to discuss with the Commander-in-Chief

Play like it’s a war zone!

I would not want to do anything that put our troops in harms way. But that church I have never heard of wants to hurn the Koran and call Islam what it is then if I was there I would ask what the heck is this with the rules for our troops, sending them off in war with the touchie feelie bs from Obama. Its the weakness we can exploit, and we should regardless of the fears of others. Its a bold and daring move that will show the hand and faces of our enemy as they lose control with their emotional anger.

Look at the death threats that some bloggers have gotten just from posting things about Islam, things that are the truth, including myself. Emails of threats from Muslims that I sent on to the FBI so they can find the person's location and at least know where the ' radicals' are around the world. Many of these emails came from Australia.

Or we could use this to make a deal......No Koran burning if the terrorist supporters won’t build the mosque near Ground Zero.

As for me I will not cower and be cowed by Muslims’ demands.

Remember Tripoli !

What Church, in the late 1800/early 1900s, burned the Qur'an in order to start this "Muslim rage"? Quit being a slave to Political Correctness. Christendom is a perpetual target by Islamics. Muslims only fear intimidation and brute force which you should be applying. Instead, we try to reason and coddled Islamics only to be STABBED in the back. History is being totally ignored which will be are doom unless we act appropriately.

Dear General Petraeus: How many Afghans have TVs, radios, and newspapers? So the news reports of the Koran burnings gets to what, 5% of the population? Out of the 5%, how many are Taliban? Out of those Taliban, how many have TVs, radios, and newspapers? The Taliban want to kill our troops regardless of whether anyone burns a Koran.

The terms like “FUBAR” and “BOHICA” didn’t come to being because Generals have the safety and well-being of the troops always at the forefront.

There will be no surrender ceremony of the Taliban, Hamas, al quada etc.

If burning the Koran in Florida pisses them off and makes them irrational, perhaps that will make killing their asses even easier.

There ya go Petraeus.

The only good Islamist is a dead one. And remember, they will kill us all in a heartbeat given the chance. It is the ultimate prize for them. I have met and known hundreds of Marines and Army soldiers and their first concern is accomplishing the mission. Yes, safety matters, but not at the expense of finishing the job.

I am NOT questioning Petraeus past no way. I am thrilled he is in charge, and I am totally impressed with him as a person and a warrior. He has lead and done things that have really impressed me a lot. But his new turn of events of trying to please his new PC bosses? hmmmmmm

If winning is not the first concern of a general, then that general needs to be replaced pronto. Otherwise, that general is endangering his troops by not giving orders to kill the enemy.

Can’t you just see Gen Patton excoriating his tank commanders for anti-Nazi rhetoric written on shells and tanks? Or Eisenhower telling a church in Florida that burning Mein Kampf would infuriate Germans, and not to do it?”

Heh heh heh .... trying to picture it ... nope ... can’t.

Not at all. We are not at war and we are not doing what we did in Iraq. We are in limbo. We are not clearing, holding, building forces or handing authority over to the government that doesn’t exist there. Nobody wants it. We are policing. Policing should be done by cops. If we win a war there, we can rebuild the country from scratch. We can not nation build with the existing structure and we all know it. What we are doing is insanity.

Posted by Wild Thing at September 9, 2010 08:50 AM


The burning of Korans by one small church pastor is a pin prick against islam. The main reason Terry Jones is doing this is self promotion. His action will do nothing to harm islam or kill moslems. He will promote the thought that anti islamists are basically nut cases.

I don't want to pinprick islam. I want to mortally wound it. I want to destroy it.

There was a golden opportunity on 12Sep01 to put the cards on the table and draw weapons. Instead, an over cautious president, George W Bush, decided to take a surgical approach and only retaliate against certain players. We went after al Quada and Taliban. We should have gone after Saudi Arabia. SA is the financial heart and soul of radical moslems. Fourteen of the hijackers were Saudi. The House of Saud is the pimp, al Quada is the whore. We should have destroyed that goofy assed cube they stampede around at Mecca. We should have shut down all mosques in America, deported all imams and stopped all further immigration of moslems to America.

I hate obama(a muslim) with a passion. He sickens me. Yet one of the ugliest presidential moments I have seen was Bush holding hands at his ranch with the Saudi king. What do you think that muzzie royalty was thinking?

I am all for burning korans. But let's make it a national event. Not one little stinking assed church seeking publicity. I want to scare the goddamned muzzies, not incite them. If 10 million or 50 million Americans burn korans, bomb mosques, beat muzzies, then they begin to feel terror themselves. We are in a mortal war with islam. We are losing. Pin pricks do nothing. Only all out mass retaliation works.

Terry the Preacher will have his little 15 minutes of notoriety and the thing will be over and done with. The muzzies will observe and say, "Is that all they have?" and we will lose that battle.

Our troops are stuck playing "win the hearts and minds". Just like Vietnam. In Nam we should have marched north from the DMZ and cleared a swath to Hanoi. At least in South Vietnam we were dealing with mostly rational people. In the Mid East there aren't any rational people except the Israelis.

We need a real leader in America and soon, like yesterday. Our professional, self serving politician will continue to stumble along with emphasis on getting reelected and robbing the treasury. In the end it may be only the armed US citizen that saves America.

Posted by: TomR, armed in Texas at September 9, 2010 10:45 AM

The Koran burning reveals what this war is all about; submission of western civilization to Allah. Bush didn’t have the guts to admit it after 9/11 and Obama refuses to admit it but the fact remains that it is the common denominator to our whole relationship with the Muslim world. The sooner we recognize this fact the more we can develop effective strategies to counter it. Unfortunately our forces are not prepared to pursue this change in strategy, especially one forced on them from the actions taken by a church in Florida over the upcoming weekend.

Posted by: robert at September 9, 2010 12:30 PM

Well said Chrissie and TomR...very well said.

Posted by: BobF at September 9, 2010 12:48 PM

Chrissie...Some day I hope we meet 'cause you and Ann Coulter are on my "Conservative Chicks I want to Hug" list. Bravo to both of your comments!

We have the finest military the world has ever seen and we waste our potential by playing stupid politics. Let the dogs of war loose on the enemy and generate a little fear on our own. We need a General like G. Patton in the field to inspire the troops and teach our enemy a bloody lesson about screwing with the USA.

Posted by: petesuj at September 9, 2010 03:07 PM

You know, Mecca must need repair from time to time. Perhaps we could supply some sort of building material as a goodwill gesture. Oh, I don't know, perhaps something made from enriched uranium. You know, they all have to visit Mecca once in their lifetime.

Posted by: Jim at September 9, 2010 04:38 PM

Well said TomR and WT. I'm tired of hearing about the "Queeran". I want one to wipe my @$$ with.

Posted by: SteveG at September 9, 2010 06:58 PM

Well said Tom.

Posted by: Mark at September 9, 2010 09:00 PM

Tom that was great, thank you so much.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2010 11:53 PM

Robert, that is the thing, good point. And our country will never be prepared if we keep kissing up to the enemy. I was shocked when we found out how many mosques there are already in NY. And that is just one city. One day there will be people asking what happened, how did we give in to sharia law and all of us on here and other places online and offline will say...well we warned about this happened and no one listened.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 9, 2010 11:59 PM

Bob, thank you and I agree about what Tom wrote.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:01 AM

Pete, I would love that hug and I bet Ann would too. ((Hug))

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:02 AM

Jim, heh heh good one.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:03 AM

Steve, have missed you my friend. Good to see you.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:04 AM

Mark, thank you again so much for what you said yesterday about this, it really meant a lot to me.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 10, 2010 12:07 AM

All I have to say is:
Ann Coulter for President!

I think that pricking the Muslim hog is well worth whiled. If they are not behaving like stuck pigs once in a while Oil men like the Bush family forget that they are not doing business with normal people. Instead of dealing with a semi sane faction of the pirates that America was founded to protect people against.

Posted by: Avitar at September 10, 2010 02:51 AM