Ft. Dix Update: Where's The Left?
You might think that the major leftyblogs would address this matter because they are, you know, for America and all. Well, let's take a look.
The misnamed AmericaBlog failed to mention the arrest of six would-be jihadists intent on killing American troops at Ft. Dix. Instead we read whiny complaints that Al Sharpton had been "attacked" by Baptists. Oh, I get it. We have Baptists to fear.
Kos ignored the event too, finding it much more important to write about an exploding star 240 million light years away than a potentially exploding Albanian in New Jersey.
Crooks and Liars didn't want to write about Islamists today, but were more than happy to write about Christianists.
Atrios at Eschaton also chose to ignore the incident, but I can't for the life of me find anything he posted today that's the least bit intersting, so I won't trouble you with any links.
Talk Left mentioned it in a brief post in which Jeralyn chose not to focus on the the emerging homegrown threat Islamism is posing in the western world. Instead she quoted Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer who's represented loads of Guantanamutts, who complained that our government called them "Islamic militants."
Joshua Micah Marshall at Talking Points makes the same point then steps even further into the dank, dark deep of denial:
You've probably seen the reports out this morning of six New Jersey men ("Islamic radicals")arrested for plotting to attack Fort Dix. We'll have to see how this one pans out. But it's worth remembering that we're coming up on the one year anniversary of the raid on the headquarters of the 'Seeds of David' terror cult in Liberty City Florida.
It's always hard for me to see how these aren't as serious as they appear. But there is a record.
At least he stopped before he went even further into Happy Pretend Land, where Lefties actually believe that a country with porous borders and court challenges to meaningful intelligence efforts is somehow magically immune from attack. As if 9/11 had never occurred.