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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

"Failure to identify the enemy..." 'Walter Lewis' (Special to dakinetalk)

Please welcome guest-blogger, Mr. Walter Lewis.
“Walter Lewis, a retired lawyer and former columnist
who resides in Lihu'e Hawai'i”
Failure to identify the enemy

 A tragedy of the Obama administration has been its inability to accept that America is under attack by Islamic terrorists This reality disrupts his desired legacy narrative that he kept us out of war but tends to explain his timid response.

A disturbing byproduct has been the failure by the President and many in his party to identify the enemy. He simply refuses to use the term “Islamic terrorists” to describe the threat being made. And
Hillary Clinton muddles the issue by asserting that we are at war with “Islamic radicals” but not with Islam.

On December 3, 2015
the N.Y. Post published
this controversial cover.


The Republican nomenclature is also defective. Their customary perhaps politically correct terminology is to refer to “Radical Islamic terrorists” No one has explained the intended meaning of the word “radical” in this context. If the word is used to mean those who support terrorism it is redundant and circumlocutory.

Wouldn't it be better to describe accurately our foe as Islamic terrorists and and set about the task of defeating them?


With all that's happening in the world
make sure to make time to watch the sunrise!

P.S.
Breaking News!

Trump calls for 'complete shutdown' on Muslims entering US. Read all about it. 
Do you agree or dis-agree?
http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-calls-for-complete-shutdown-on-muslims-entering-us/ar-AAg86Ic?li=BBnb7Kz



Hana Hou, (Encore) Shared From Facebook...




I posted the Donald Trump article banning all Muslims on Facebook also. Enclosed  are the comments. This is why I love America. We are free to voice our opinions: Check them out;


Bill Bruner Acting out of fear or hatred is the easy way out. To take a breath & discover compassion & love is the right path not always the easiest. We as a country have hated every ethnicity in this country at one time or another but we've learned to come together as a country & as individuals we need a leader not a talking head! My 2 cents worth.
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Yvonne Kealoha He be clowning
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Desiree Moana Cruz Disagree!
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Christine Muscarella Frost I'm thinking this guy is smarter than he gets credit for. He surely isn't a politician. Big score from me. He's not worried about political correctness. Big score from me. He's not in anyone's pockets. Big score from me.
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Terrance K Brown Yes I agree! The only difference between a terrorist and a "moderate Muslim" is that the terrorist is actually following and practicing the teachings of their religion! Islam is not a race, Muslims come in all colors! the problem is not with the people...See More
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Terrance K Brown Otherwise, the terrorists and "moderate" Muslims have identical beliefs!
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Terrance K Brown How do you show love for people who may just wake up one day and decide to go Jihad! This is not a concern with any other group or religion! Even the KKK is mostly non-violent these days!
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Terrance K Brown As a matter of fact, if the KKK had done this, do you think anyone would be trying to understand why, and try to "take a breath & discover compassion & love" for a solution?!
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Terrance K Brown Not to mention: The 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marines' barracks in Beirut that killed 241 American Marines and Sailors.The first World Trade Center Bombing in 1993, 6 deaths and 1,042 injured, Khobar Towers, Khobar, Saudi Arabia 20 Americans killed over 300 injured, The USS Cole Bombing killing 17 and wounding 39 others. I could go on, but I think you get it!
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Terrance K Brown Oh and last but not least 9/11 where over 3,000 people were killed during the attacks in New York City and Washington, D.C., including more than 400 police officers and firefighters!
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Terrance K Brown What is it going to take for people to get it! Islam is evil!
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Su Haynes The guy is now and has always been certifyable. PERIOD!!
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Pete Antonson This statement, and his others like it, are first of all, unAmerican.
The idea that this is just a campaign against "political correctness"
is a sham! Trump is making a naked appeal to the proponents of religious and racial bigotry; who are always fa...See More

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Terrance K Brown Whoever takes office is irrelevant except concerning the present officeholder when it comes to the facts about Islam. The next president has to deal with it based on the facts. Not some delusional liberal wishlist.
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Terrance K Brown It's only demagoguery if its not true! Which of my facts are untrue?
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Pete Antonson Facts? what "facts" have you presented, Terrance? You've listed events, made associations, then jumped straight to a conclusion without ever presenting anything remotely like a fact filled argument!
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Terrance K Brown Willful ignorance like this is going to people killed!
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Terrance K Brown So I can assume from your statement, you believe that "events" and the expressed reasons for them that actually happened, are not facts?
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Pete Antonson It is a "fact" that the events on your list happened. That is the beginning and end of that fact.
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Terrance K Brown So there should be no consideration for WHY they happened? And how to prevent them?
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Pete Antonson Terrance K Brown Are you speaking about the willful ignorance of religious and racial bigotry?
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Terrance K Brown What bigotry are you refering to?
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Pete Antonson Discrimination against all Muslims.
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Terrance K Brown Is the bigot the one who preaches hate for non-believers, or the victim of religious hate and murder?
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Terrance K Brown All Muslims believe the same thing, whether they practice it or not! Is it not bigotry to preach the hate and destruction of non believers?
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Pete Antonson Don't change the subject. Discrimination against all Muslims is religious bigotry. That is what Trump is proposing and you seem to be supporting
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Terrance K Brown I did not change any subject. So you believe that the Muslim practice of hate and murder is an acceptable practice? Is it Ok in your opinion to murder non-believers and in particular Jews and Christians?
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Pete Antonson I'm not talking to a terrorist right now, I'm talking to you! You seem to be supporting discrimination of all Muslims and will not address how that is religious bigotry.
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Pete Antonson To characterize all Muslims as "practicing hate and murder" is another example of religious bigotry.
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Terrance K Brown Yes I am! For good reason! Those dead people in San Bernadino, Ca. thought they were partying with just another American co-worker! Americans argue all the time about everything, it's who we are, yet we don't have massacres every day. How do you tell the difference between a moderate Muslim and a terrorist?
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Terrance K Brown I have read the Koran, from cover to cover! What I read can only be described as evil and hate. What other religion in today's world not only preaches but practices hate and terror?
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Pete Antonson Again, you are producing opinions and conclusions and stating them as fact. These are not facts. You can pretend they are; but, I will not!
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Terrance K Brown Where are the Christian, Buddhist, Shinto, Mormon, Presbyterian and Jewish Jihadi's?
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Pete Antonson Beside the point. You seem to be supporting discrimination of all Muslims and will not address how that is not religious bigotry.
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Terrance K Brown Yes I am! They deserve to be discriminated! They and what the teach and believe is a danger to everyone!
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Terrance K Brown I hate those who hate!
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Pete Antonson I'm glad that you finally admitted that you are a religious bigot, based on fallacy, instead of dodging that rather obvious "fact." You fulfill the definition!
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Terrance K Brown Its a dirty job but someone has too! I love everyone, until they give me a reason not to!
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Terrance K Brown Where is the fallacy? Point to one thing I have said that is untrue?
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Pete Antonson You have characterized all Muslims to be the same and then characterized them all to be terrorists. Neither is true.
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Terrance K Brown You should take a minute to read the Koran and understand what they believe! The want to kill or enslave you and your family if they could. Unless you convert to Islam. Unless you are a Muslim already. Are you?
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Terrance K Brown The prosecution rests.
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Pete Antonson I am not. I've been a leader within the Methodist Church in Lihue for many years. I know enough to say that yours is a deeply minority opinion (not a fact). I have already called that opinion a fallacy. Discrimination against an entire race or religion is always wrong. It's been done in America before; but, you, and Trump will fail to make it happen again.
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Terrance K Brown It may have been a minority opinion in the past. I think that is about to change.
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Terrance K Brown It may not even take another terrorist attack. But then again it might! Americans are programmed to assume the best of people. We are stubborn that way.
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Pete Antonson As a student of History, I can tell you that bigotry never reaches a majority unless it resorts to violence.
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Terrance K Brown There is no bigotry! Only common sense.
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Pete Antonson So called "common sense" is nothing more than a fallacious collection of biases.
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Terrance K Brown I guess for you to get it a lot more innocent people will have to die. I hope to God it is no one close to you or your family.
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Terrance K Brown Aloha. I'm out.
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Pete Antonson If that happened, it would only make it harder to fight against discrimination and bigotry; not impossible!
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James Kimo Rosen
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Pete Antonson It's a plain and quite simple that if you are looking for objective and scientific research on any subject, you will not find it on youtube.
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Terrance K Brown Lets review:
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Pete Antonson "Therefore all Muslims are bombers, hijackers, attackers, snipers" is a logical fallacy.
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Terrance K Brown No! Correction. All Muslims are POTENTIAL bombers, hijackers, attackers and snipers! History proves this!
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Pete Antonson You are illogically inferring causation from correlation. This is a classic logical fallacy.
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Keith Haugen And the American terrorists who are killing fellow Americans every day are Christian.
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Terrance K Brown But they are not doing it in the name of Jesus Christ or Christianity!
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Terrance K Brown There is a difference!
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Pete Antonson Keith has merely pointed out that you causation by correlation is a logical fallacy! Thanks Keith!
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Pete Antonson It is correct to include a picture of ISIS members in this category. They only represent ISIS however.
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Terrance K Brown ISIS stands for ISLAMIC State In Syria! They are ISIS which represents ISLAM!
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Terrance K Brown They are all fascists.
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Pete Antonson Again, you're stating your opinion as fact. No official organization or world leader is saying anything but the clear opposite of your opinion!
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Pete Antonson Trump is NOT a world leader BTW!
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Terrance K Brown How would you know?
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Pete Antonson Because I follow this closely along with all international news. I no longer live in the USA and so I get TV news from 6 different countries and computer based information from many more countries. You are on a very narrow path. Only Hungary has acted on this frothing loin Trump style bigotry so far!
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Pete Antonson Sheer made up nonsense. Opinion stated as fact. Trying to make it a "PC" argument is just a diversion. This is the raw meat thrown to the lynch mob of religious, and likely racial, bigots.
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Terrance K Brown The thing I like about facts is that it does not matter whether, nor does anyone have to care, if you agree or not!
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Terrance K Brown They tend to stand alone and speak for themselves!
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Pete Antonson There are facts about immigration law presented in this post. However, the things that are added about Muslims, the White House, etc. are NOT factual; they are extreme minority opinions.
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God bless America and the rest of this crazy world!


9 comments:

KimoRosen said...

Thank you Walter for contributing to dakinetalk blog!

Anonymous said...

The Jews are partially responsible for this islamic mess - for decades they have treated the Palestinians like pig shit -

The Jews THINK they are a CHOSEN PEOPLE / and think ISREAL IS A PROMISED LAND

Jean Bornell said...

we have had BULLSHIT LEADERS -

Photo George W. Bush

Bettejo Dux said...

As a devout atheist, I am fed up with religion. A terrorist is a terrorist. He or she can be Christian, Muslim or Jew. Nothing is worse than a religious war. Isn't it time Americans grew up? if they want to believe in the Easter Bunny--or Allah. or Jehovah, or the Trinity--yhey are simply all insane or stupid. thank you Sam Harris. Enough.

Bettejo Dux said...

we are creating these terrorist. We are dropping drones into wedding parties,killing innocent women and children. If you have no choose, if you are impoverished, ignorant, stupid, you'll fall for the guy ---any guy--who says, "kill's all and you--and your family--will go direct to heaven, or paradise or any other absolutely fairy tale death depit

Bettejo Dux said...

.sorry--depot--you'll stap a bomb to your back and blow up a school bus. If you're taught by some religious loon that aborting a fetus is murdering a child therefor you'll blow up innocent people in a clinic...well you get the point. More and more sand more of us are speaking out. Why aren't the sane religious leaders--and followers--speak out? Enough!!!@!@

Anonymous said...

Walter Lewis seems to have bought into the nonsense of Donald Trump’s fascism. We are the terrorists in the Middle East. We have done and continue to do more slaughter there killing innocents in several countries than they will ever do to us. If you remember, the perpetrators of 911 stated clearly that it was in return for our military presence in the Middle East, specifically in Saudi Arabia.

We armed and supported the Mujahideen (including Osama Bin Laden) to fight the Soviets. They morphed into Taliban and Al Qaeda. After overthrowing Saddam Hussein (a Sunni) for oil Iraq’s we push the Sunni’s into terrorism. With some more US support and influence we were able to transform the Sunni resistance to our invasion of Iraq into ISIS. We planned for them to go after our “enemy” Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

All the while we have been doing drone strikes and special ops in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.

Who are sources of terrorists? America (and while we’re at it Israel and Saudi Arabia).

The world is spiraling down into World War IV around a blackhole centered in Damascus. The last thing we need is the Republican paranoid xenophobic claptrap that Walter Lewis is spouting.

Terrance K Brown said...

Excellent blog today Kimo. Thanks for the opportunity to participate! Aloha!

KimoRosen said...

Terrance, Mahalo for taking part in the discussion.(s) Tomorrow morning I will publish a blog titled, "Islamic terrorists or violent terrorists..?" I think you will like it!