On Wednesday of last week, a bomb, hidden in a bag, exploded in a cafeteria at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University. Seven people were killed, including five Americans. Hamas claimed responsibility for the attack, terming it revenge for Israel’s recent air assault on Gaza City that killed its military chief, Salah Shehadeh, and 14 others.
While the ratio of American to Israeli victims could not have been planned, make no mistake that Americans were surely targeted in this operation. Missing from all major media coverage of this event is the plain truth that every summer, dozens of Americans take classes at Hebrew University, a facility that has relatively lax security, by Israeli standards. Indeed, Hebrew University had been considered a sort of haven from terror attacks, if for no other reason than there are plenty of Arab students in attendance.
We can speculate, of course, on why the Government/Media cryptocracy is trying to suppress the obvious.
It’s been less than one year since the 9/11 attacks, but the only thing that seems to stick in people’s minds is a large demolition site in Lower Manhattan, and interminable delays in airports. Otherwise, it’s business as usual (notwithstanding the latest market downturns), and that’s exactly what the president said he wanted. So, a bloody reminder that there are still plenty of folks out there, who want to kill Americans, and can do so in the country best prepared for terrorist attacks, is not the ideal message.
Focusing on “business as usual,” and just trying to make a living, might also prevent Americans from realizing what has happened to this country since the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments. Massive numbers of legal and illegal immigrants have arrived on these shores, and unlike the last great wave of immigration (1900-1910), a goodly number of these newcomers have not the least interest in assimilating into mainstream American society. And in extreme cases–celebrations after the Twin Towers collapsed–they are passionately anti-American.
Cold comfort that every single warning voiced by the “alarmists” at the time, most notably that a majority of the immigrants would come from third world countries, and be inassimilable, has proven to be true. In a perfect world, Lyndon Johnson and Ted Kennedy, the biggest supporters of the amendments, would have much to answer for. But, Johnson died in 1973, long before the worst effects would be apparent, and Ted Kennedy has never had to answer for anything: Remember Chappaquiddick?
What business as usual doesn’t cover, political correctness does. There is little doubt that 75% or more of Americans are upset over the open immigration bomb, but the issue is simply off limits. The Democrats are in favor of it for the votes and the millions of new clients for their wretched public schools, and most “conservative” Republicans favor it for the slave labor, and the millions to be made running Government funded medical clinics and the like. If jobs are taken from citizens, and if a few thousand Al Qaeda sleepers can come in with the crowd, it’s merely collateral damage.
Multi-culturalism is proclaimed as a virtue, and this notion is hardly ever questioned. When it is, the apologists will wax eloquently about ethnic restaurants, and that’s about it. To criticize is to be racist, case closed.
As long as our pathetic leaders pander to immigrants, and to dictatorial Arab regimes, this limbo state of being at war/business as usual will persist. Not to mention that our nation is turning into something most of us don’t want, if we were ever asked. We can vote the bums out, but whom do we vote in?