Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Left’s Gulag of the Mind

Perhaps we’ve become immune to the inflammatory rhetoric of the loony left to such an extent that we’ve come to expect outrageous comparisons. Amnesty International has joined the ranks of the absurd by likening Gitmo to the Gulag. But, no matter how common these tactics have become, such slander has to be resoundingly condemned. R.J.Rummel, on his website, brings us back to the real Gulag. We all should review this material to get the full impact the Soviet horror even if you’ve read about the Gulag before. Everyone should keep in mind what the Gulag really means.

Gitmo, by all historical wartime standards, is PC paradise for terrorists. In WWII, non-uniformed combatants would have been shot on the spot. Now, Senator Biden and Amnesty International want terrorists to have to full procedural rights of an American citizen. What’s next? Will we have to read them Miranda rights on the battle fields of Iraq? Will we have to get search warrants to enter each cave in Afghanistan?

It’s clear that the left is trying to return to the pre-9/11 days when our intelligence and military were hamstrung and unable to do their job. Sixth Column has further thoughts to keep your blood boiling.


Blogger Always On Watch said...

When I was in college, back in the Dinosaur Age, I took a course entitled "The Modern History of Russia." We learned what gulags really were.

Equating Gitmo with a gulag is definitely loony.

Also, see this @
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/articles/050613/13john.htm :

"The group [Amnesty International] didn't just call Guantanamo a 'gulag,' an over-the-top remark that was universally reported. In a press release that most reporters ignored, the group also invited foreign governments to snatch certain visiting American officials off the streets and bring them to trial for crimes against humanity. The suggested snatchees, should they travel abroad, were President Bush, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, former CIA Director George Tenet, and other unnamed civilian and military officials. Amnesty International said that "all states have a responsibility to investigate and prosecute people responsible for these crimes," just as the British pounced on Augusto Pinochet in London in 1998."

I blogged the above @

6/14/05, 8:42 PM  
Blogger onehouse said...

speaking of outrageous comparisons and leftist propoganda, I discovered the Carter Center's report on Iranian elections. The elections haven't happened yet but the Carter Center already has their report written.
To Carter Center

6/16/05, 8:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a Scot living in Lithuania, married to a Lithuanian. A third of this country was sent to the Gulags for the crime of being intellectuals - teachers, landowners etc. They arrived with their kids to a tundra with no shelter. They had to build their own houses and work in sub zero temperatures. The taliban are not an accredited army. By my reckoning they are not POWs. The camp they are in is not a Gulag, more like a prison for murderers. Try a Russian prison. By all accounts it is much worse. I call myself a socialist. I believe in a social safety net for all in the European tradition but the comments I have seen on the net from people have made me sick. The G8 protests in Scotland were good according to them. Poor terrorists? What has happened to people? They have become soft and Utopian. Ever read Gibbons "The rise and fall of the Roman Empire"

7/20/05, 5:19 PM  

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