Wednesday, July 17, 2002

Are you proud to be an American now? This article from Opinion Journal makes me sick. Is this sort of the government that I signed up with when I naturalized? Yes-I still believe America is the land of the free and home of the brave. But this sort of behavior-kow-towing to a medieval autocracy because of the economic interests of the elite makes one consider seriously those who mock this nation as an oligarchy as rapacious as any tyranny (as they say, the oil must flow, and it will, they have no other export, but those who benefit may change....). Here are the most disgusting quotes:
In testimony submitted to the House Government Reform Committee, Miss Stowers says that Karla Reed, a State Department officer, coldly informed her that the American Embassy was "not a hotel." When Miss Stowers refused to leave and pleaded for help, two Marines were brought in. Miss Stowers says she held the American passports of her and her two U.S. children in front of her, never believing that an American Embassy would turn the American military on a helpless American mother and her children. "You see that American flag over the embassy and you think, 'I'm safe now. This is civilization, and they'll do something to help me here.'" One of the Marines apologized to her. Amjad, who was then only seven years old, recalls being scooped up by "a big man" and then taken out of the office as her mom and brother followed. Another State Department officer had already called Miss Stowers's ex-husband.
I agree with Steve Sailer that an oriental adventure is going to take a lot of determination and follow-through-which the American people might not be willing to put out. But-we sure as hell should let the Saudi autocracy fall. Any radical fundamentalist regime would collapse like the Iranian theocracy is right now-and far faster since the Iranians actually have native-born skilled people. The first thing a dictatorship of the morons would do is to treat non-native workers so badly that they'd flee to the other Gulf states-after which the economy would collapse and the bankruptcy of their fanaticism would be naked and obvious even to the average moron on the street.

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