Sunday, April 8, 2012

Timbuktu falls to the Islamists: Complete and utter disaster for the Free World

A Modern Day equivalant of losing Paris to the Nazis in 1941

by Eric Dondero

It doesn't get any worse than this. Think of the fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Communists. The takeover of Iran by the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979. Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge routing out the last government forces in Phom Penh in 1976. And even the fall of Paris to Hitler and the Nazis in 1941.

From the overseas press AFP, comes this report, "Islamists, Al-Qaeda gain ground in troubled Mali" (via Google News):
The Islamists had been fighting with the Tuareg, despite having different objectives, but on Monday they chased their erstwhile allies out of the fabled city Timbuktu, flanked by the notorious Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) leader, Mokhtar Belmokhtar.

"Timbuktu has passed its first night under Sharia, everything is calm in town," civil servant Saliou Thiam told AFP by telephone from the ancient trading city...

City residents reported women were being ordered to wear veils and stop wearing trousers.
(Emphasis added).

So, where are the freedom advocates in the United States? Where is the U.S. libertarian movement? Why the silence? Where's the outrage?

The Islamist are attacking the Free World on all fronts. And all the while we in the West are asleep.


Chuck said...

The City of God has fallen to Satan.

What a shame.

The Right Guy said...

Brian Suits was talking about this on KFI last night.

Gary said...

Oh horror of horrors . . . the third world shit-hole of Timbuktu has fallen. Islamists now control a "city" of illiterate people with four toilets and dirt streets.

I don't know if I will be able to sleep tonight.

Gary said...

Add this from Wikipedia:

"An estimated 90 percent of Malians are Muslim, mostly Sunni or Sufi; approximately 5 percent are Christian (about two-thirds Roman Catholic and one-third Protestant denominations); the remaining 5 percent of Malians adhere to indigenous or traditional animist beliefs."

I can't get worked up about Muslims taking over a Muslim nation.

Ran / SVP said...

Bullshit, Gary. You'd be pissed if hard-line Christians took over a predominantly Christian nation... say America. Oh horror of horors.

jgeleff said...

"Bullshit, Gary. You'd be pissed if hard-line Christians took over a predominantly Christian nation... say America. Oh horror of horors."

So, Ran, 5% makes up a majority? I guess I missed that in maff class. So, if Gary Johnson, as the Libertarian nominee, gets 5% of the vote for president, he wins? That's very encouraging. Lets call it Republican maff.