Me­dia, po­lit­i­cal out­rage mis­placed

The Fresno Bee - - Opinion -

Josef Stalin purged mil­lions dur­ing the 1930s; ev­ery world bu­reau­crat with sta­tus above dog catcher voiced their righ­teous in­dig­na­tion. Stalin com­mented: “Ev­ery death is a tragedy; a mil­lion deaths is a statis­tic.” Yet dur­ing World War II, the world made a pact with the devil and that devil died in his sleep in 1953.

Fast for­ward to 2018; a Saudi na­tional with per­ma­nent sta­tus in the United States gets whacked in Tur­key. The apoplec­tic me­dia and flac­cid politi­cians in this coun­try want the brain hous­ing group of both King and Crown Prince of Saudi Ara­bia but will set­tle for our pres­i­dent’s. Yet,they re­main ab­so­lutely silent be­yond the oblig­a­tory obit­u­ary re­gard­ing the con­tin­u­ous maim­ing and killing of law en­force­ment of­fi­cers through­out this coun­try as well as in­no­cent res­i­dents of South Chicago and other U. S. cities.

Mean­while, John Bren­nan, for­mer CIA di­rec­tor and his ilk, ac­cuse our pres­i­dent of trea­son and col­lu­sion. Noth­ing proven to date, but these same naysay­ers are quick to for­get an Is­lamic ax­iom that Pres­i­dent Trump clearly un­der­stands: “An en­emy of my en­emy is my friend.”

– Jim Withy­combe, Le­moore

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