Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Spin doctors report to emergency, STAT

   It'll be fascinating to see how the Kumbaya crowd tries to spin the hit-and-run death of a Canadian soldier in St. Jean-sur-Richelieu and subsequent fatal police shooting of the alleged driver - a reported Islamic convert.
   I can see the narrative taking shape already: in the absence of a wave of similar attacks on Canadian soil, this one will be dismissed as an isolated incident (9/11 was also an isolated incident; it only happened once).  Framing it as "terrorism" will be shouted down as an exaggeration because there's nothing that directly links the suspect to any known terrorist organization. That he converted to Islam and targeted military members of a coalition partner in the war against ISIS on the heels of that organization's latest death-to-all-infidels fatwa will be chalked up to unfortunate coincidence, and we'll be urged to explore the "root causes" of how and why the poor fellow became marginalized by western culture. 
   The real misdirection, though, will be in the focus on the municipal police officers who shot the suspect to death after he put his car in a ditch and allegedly came at them with a knife.  Mark my words: this will become less about the soldier who was killed and more about procedure and perceived police brutality in how the response was handled.  
   The lunatic fringe, of course, will dispense with progressive niceties and proceed directly to the conspiracy theory wherein the whole thing was staged by Stephen Harper, the CIA and MOSSAD at the behest of the Elders of Zion.
   

10 comments:

  1. Ted, I think you are jumping the gun on your theory. Yes, there's a lot of spin "bloggers" out there. But this case is pretty straight forward, this self radicalized Martin Rouleau got what he deserved.

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  2. I am not going to lose any sleep over the suspect be shot by the cops. However if we can stop people from going full on crazy, wouldn't it be better then having to deal with them once they've become radicalized? Not saying we shouldn't fight back, I am saying we should fight this on two fronts. Kind like you deal with a rodent infestation by setting traps and finding and plugging any holes the rodents can get in from.

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  3. Joe, I agree that he got what he deserved, but it's not that straightforward. There are two political parties out there with a vested interest in downplaying this as a national security issue because it's going to hurt them and strengthen the Conservatives.

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  4. And welcome to Ted's spin. I've noticed that everyone else's agenda is getting in the way of your agenda. :)

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    1. Its the first real time that this terror comes to our door. Our first step should be to see it for what it is.
      Recognizing it; which is something I see your not doing; instead, passing-it off as exaggeration. Its the very point of the blog.

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  5. Police coming on the scene of a guy known for radicalized muslim views, and getting charged at by a knife, I would shoot too. A knife in the hands, but what is underneath the tunic, bomb maybe? I would shoot too. Very proud of my local police force here in St-Jean, quick response to a serious threat for a local police, this could have been much uglier. If anybody goes after the cops, I'll be the first one to back them up. Can't say this enough, proud of my local police force.

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  6. Ted, what would be the appropriate, non-lunatic-fringe, response be? You sound like a conspiracy theorist, by the way.

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  7. @mdblog No conspiracy theory here. Just standing by for the usual mamby pamby rationalization aimed at turning the perpetrator into a victim.

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  8. I think it is high time the doctors stop spinning and take a good hard look at the disease, every single time that one of these people does something like this it goes back to Islam; why the heck is everyone so afraid of pointing out the obvious? We keep hearing religion of peace..blah blah blah...actions speak louder than words..if it is the religion of peace then great, would be nice to see their leaders line up and denounce this horrible act and all others like it.

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  9. Unfortunetely Ted was on to something. Not many calling 'jumping the gun'' now.

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