Stephen Colbert implied to his viewers Monday night that the U.S. would be better off to focus its efforts on fighting the Americans associated with the January 6 Capitol riot than murderous, women-hating terrorists in the Middle East.
“We’ve had troops there for 20 years. They fought, they sacrificed, their family sacrificed so that we wouldn’t have a terrorist attack in America planned in a foreign country. Why should our soldiers be fighting radicals in a civil war in Afghanistan? We’ve got our own on Capitol Hill,” Colbert said, which was met with laughter and applause from the audience.
While Colbert’s commentary, as usual, is just warmed-over Pelosi-speak with an invisible veneer of “comedy,” it’s also revealing about liberalism:
They do believe the War on Terror should not end but be transferred to domestic politics, with Trump voters treated like Al Qaeda. https://t.co/jJ9O3j1XJ5
— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) August 17, 2021
Filmmaker Michael Moore, who openly celebrated the decline of white people following the release of census data, also made the faux comparison on Twitter Monday night.
“Their Taliban, our Taliban, everybody’s got a Taliban,” he wrote above the picture depicting Capitol rioters and Middle East terrorists. “They’re at their best when they confiscate the halls of power.”
Their Taliban, our Taliban, everybody’s got a Taliban. They’re at their best when they confiscate the halls of power. pic.twitter.com/Wi8fMSz7nx
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 17, 2021
Colbert and Moore do not try to mask their true mission to keep Americans’ focus off of the world and onto domestic political enemies but couldn’t the same be said if you turned their “argument” on its head? While Democrats aided by the corporate media focused on drudging up fake radicalism in the U.S., a global crisis and terrorism unfurled beneath their very noses.
For months, Democrats slandered Republicans as domestic terrorists and insurrectionists who wanted to kill democracy. They orchestrated a second impeachment against former President Donald Trump based on the events on January 6. When that failed, they moved their political sights to the partisan January 6 commission.
The intelligence community made the same mistake. On Friday, the Department of Homeland Security released a National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin stating that “through the remainder of 2021, racially- or ethnically-motivated violent extremists (RMVEs) and anti-government/anti-authority violent extremists will remain a national threat priority for the United States.”
“These extremists may seek to exploit the emergence of COVID-19 variants by viewing the potential re-establishment of public health restrictions across the United States as a rationale to conduct attacks. Pandemic-related stressors have contributed to increased societal strains and tensions, driving several plots by domestic violent extremists, and they may contribute to more violence this year,” the bulletin reads.
Underneath the “national threat priority” is a warning that “foreign terrorist organizations continue efforts to inspire U.S.-based individuals susceptible to violent extremist influences.”
In June, the White House announced in “fact sheet“ about terrorism that classified “racially or ethnically motivated violent extremists who advocate for the superiority of the white race” are the top domestic terror threat facing the U.S. today.
No matter how wrong their predictions about violence related to white supremacy were after the Capitol riot, intelligence and security agencies repeatedly issued warnings about potential threats for President Joe Biden’s inauguration, a random day in March, and the Tulsa Race Massacre centennial commemoration events, and more.
During that time frame, intelligence communities were also wrongly predicting that it would take the Taliban at least a few months to take over Afghanistan as opposed to over the one weekend it actually took for the group to regain control.
While the left and our intelligence agencies were busy charging conservatives as radicals, Afghanistan fell to real terrorists and launched the world into yet another global crisis. It’s not fair to American taxpayers that trillions of dollars were spent on propping up a decades-long mission that ultimately crumbled in mere days after Biden’s team failed to execute a strategic exit, but it’s also not fair for Americans to be hounded by the administration and those in power because they don’t hold the same political beliefs the machine demands.
Originally Posted on: https://thefederalist.com/2021/08/17/while-the-left-was-busy-charging-conservatives-as-radicals-afghanistan-fell-to-real-terrorists/
[By: Jordan Davidson