Saturday, October 13, 2007

USS Cole Anniversary Yesterday: Media Silent

On this day in the year 2000, the guided missile destroyer USS Cole was attacked by Islamic terrorists [1] associated with Osama bin Laden's al-Quaeda group. Today is the seventh anniversary of that attack. Seventeen American sailors were killed and thirty-eight injured in the attack which severely damaged the ship. Yet not a single major media organ has reported this so far.

Attacking a warship has been long viewed as an act of war. The most recent example occured in 1968 when North Korea attacked the USS Pueblo. To our national shame, the Pueblo is still in the hands of that country. A rather more forceful response occurred in 1941, when Japan attacked the US Pacific Fleet at anchor in Pearl Harbor.

However, then-President Bill Clinton did not respond to the attack on the Cole, emboldening the Islamists who viewed the United States as a paper tiger. The attack on the Cole was one of a series of attacks on Americans throughout the decade of the 1990s to which the United States failed to respond. This eventually led to al-Quaeda and its allies decided to attack the Twin Towers in 2001. Unfortunately for them, President George W. Bush took a different view, correctly deciding to respond with military force. Since 2001, there have been no further successful atttacks on American soil, though we remain engaged in a military offensive against the Islamic terrorists.

Read the rest at Newsbusters HERE.


At 4:38 PM, Anonymous James Curwood said...

The media has been silent for 40 years about the attack on the USS Liberty. The attack was a deliberate act of war against the U.S. by Israel.

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But that was Israel who attacked us. The media will not go after them despite the fact that Israel has soaked up billions and billions of taxpayer dollars and continues to remain the number one impedement to stability in the Middle East.... but that is the way they like it especially when they can get the US to do their bidding. Iraq was an especially good deal for them. The US tax payer funds the war and American men and women die in it.


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