Breaking News!!!!!!! The New York Times and Obama discover there is, in fact, terrorism!! Shock!!

Gone largely unnoticed because of the incredible amount of news has been the decision by most newspapers and the Obama administration to stop using the term terrorist, or terrorism. Those who kill Israelis are now called “militants”

Funny, then, that with the bombing in Iran yesterday both the Times and the Obama administration rediscovered the magical words, terrorism, and terrorist.

Perhaps most offensive, even more so than the fact that Jews being killed no longer counts as a terrorist act, is that even a 13 year old American, Abigail Little, murdered in a Haifa bombing, did not generate the terrorist label for her attackers.

But when the leaders of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, the same group that was murdering Iranian voters in the streets just a few weeks ago, were the victims of a bombing, low and behold, both the Times and the administration, found the reason to use the word again.

My disgust knows no bounds.

 

Below, some wire service reports as reprinted from Tom Gross at the New Republic online:

Monday, October 19, 2009

 

 

Obama, Iranian Thugs, and the NY Times

By Tom Gross

National Review Online

 

 

It is amazing. It took many, many days for the administration of Nobel

peace-prize laureate Barack Obama to condemn the brutalization of

pro-democracy demonstrators in Iran last June (and even then it did so only

in the most tepid way), but by contrast it took just a couple of hours for

the Obama administration to condemn the attacks on the brutalizers

yesterday.

 

US condemns Iran bombing; denies involvement

Sun Oct 18, 2009

 

WASHINGTON (AFP) – The United States on Sunday condemned a suicide bombing

that struck Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, and denied any involvement in

the attack.

 

“We condemn this act of terrorism and mourn the loss of innocent lives,”

State Department Spokesman Ian Kelly said in a statement.

 

The attack reportedly killed Brig. Gen. Nourali Shoushtari, the lieutenant

commander of IRGC ground forces, the commanders of Sistan and Baluchistan

province, the Iranshahr Corps, the Sarbaz Corps and the Amiralmoemenin

Brigade, Iran’s Fars News Agency said.

 

Meanwhile, the New York Times, which routinely refuses to call the blowing

up by Hamas and Fatah of Israeli children in buses, cafes and shopping malls

acts of terrorism – even when American children, such as 14-year-old

American Baptist Abigail Litle, are among the victims – had no problem

calling the political assassination of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary

Guards commanders “terrorism,” as one can see from the email below.

 

The New York Times

Sun, October 18, 2009 – 9:01 AM ET


 

Five Iran Guard Commanders Are Killed in Bombings

 

Five commanders of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards

Corps were killed and dozens of others left dead and injured

in two terrorist bombings in the restive region of the

nation’s southeastern frontier with Pakistan, according to

multiple Iranian state news agencies.

 

The coordinated attacks appeared to mark an escalation in

hostilities between Iran’s leadership and one of the nation’s

many disgruntled ethnic and religious minorities, in this

case the Baluchis.

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