A Benghazi survivor, Kris Paronto, just eviscerated those criticizing President Trump over his lack of willingness to dump our alliance with Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi.
Toronto takes no prisoners and is merciless here:
“Leftist journalists & liberalists screaming that the President isn’t doing enough to the Saudi’s because one of their own was killed. Where in the hell were you when @BarackObama left 30+ AMERICANS to die in Benghazi Libya including an Ambassador?!! You all are a disgrace.”
“For 13hours Americans fought against Terrorists in Benghazi while
@BarackObama & @HillaryClinton did nothing. Then with the help the of #FakeNewsMedia they lied, attempting to cover up their negligent homicide.Your selective outrage because it helps your liberal agenda is a joke.”
That says it all!
While no journalist, or anyone, should EVER be abused or killed because of their work or beliefs here are three reasons why the left and the media is making the Khashoggi killing more than it is:
First, Khashoggi is being used as a cudgel against President Trump’s foreign policy. The Trump administration has cultivated deep ties with Saudi strongman Mohammad bin Salman in a symbiotic relationship. The Saudis serve as the focal point in the Trump administration’s Gulf counter-jihadist alliance, as well as its Sunni Arab anti-Iran coalition. The United States provides bin Salman both military and political support, and credibility that he hopes will enable him to open Saudi Arabia to foreign capital to underwrite his modernization efforts and cement his rule on a more stable foundation.
Much of the establishment is seeking to force the Trump administration to ditch the Saudis — enemies of progressive Wilsonian foreign policy establishment darling Iranand its beloved fallen Iran Deal — thereby scuttling the Trump administration’s overall counter-jihadist, anti-Khomeinist Middle East policy. This policy is the polar opposite of the Obama administration’s, which the establishment of course largely supported.
Second, casting bin Salman as a murderous dictator feeds into one of the establishment’s favorite narratives, that Trump embraces authoritarians and harbors authoritarian tendencies himself. The counter of course is that foreign policy requires partnering at times with unsavory regimes that reject our values in order to advance our greater interests, and Trump understands this.
Third, the media believes in protecting its own, and virtue-signaling. Threatening a journalist — if that journalist isn’t a conservative, and the person threatening him isn’t a leftist — is the surest way to draw the media’s ire. The pile-on in this case for not just the media, but also for major U.S. corporations, to cut ties with the Saudis indicates the social pressure is strong among the progressive elite to reject the Saudis on supposed moral grounds, given the alleged murder of a romanticized supposed “reformer” in exile, notwithstanding the West’s commerce with other similarly violent regimes abroad. The media also loves stoking the flames of the narrative that Trump wishes to shut down dissent. If he tolerates the Saudis doing so, in the media’s eyes, all the more reason to attack.
FACEBOOK HAS GONE IN FULL ATTACK MODE TO SILENCE CONSERVATIVES BY MASS DELETING OVER 1000 PAGES AND ACCOUNTS INCLUDING “NATION IN DISTRESS” AND “AMERICAS FREEDOM FIGHTERS.” THESE LIBERAL/SOCIALISTS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
THOUSANDS OF VETERANS WHO FOUGHT FOR OUR COUNTRY ARE NOW UNEMPLOYED.
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND ACTION AGAINST THIS CENSORSHIP. THIS IS WAR!
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