Yes, it is a THREEPEAT. I think it was Pat Riley that once trademarked the term in anticipation of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls winning a third NBA championship in a row. Michael Jordan, of course, would go on to do it TWICE.
AOL and the "Anti-American Despicable Associated Press" (always use the official, complete name in the first reference) have THREE TIMES been the subject of the accusingly pointing Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate arising out of a single subject: the 58 year in the past Korean Conflict. See last Sunday's entry in this blog, and the multiple entries during this week. This last article by the despicable AP is especially revealing, because it indicates that the AP has been INSTIGATING anti-American propaganda in this area since at least 1999--the AP seems PROUD of being so anti-American as to SEARCH every release of historical documents to see if current, anti-American "news" can be generated. The search, in this case, both of previous documents and new declassified ones "reviewed by the AP", clearly was a search to find information that could be HYPED/distorted into the most anti-American propaganda possible.
The first two victorious, anti-American articles in this threepeat unbelievably concentrated on how the U.S. could be "blamed" for SOUTH KOREAN machine gunning of prisoners in the "early days of the Korean War"--days, the AP fails to mention, in which an invading North Korean army was OVERRUNNING the country (see historical analysis early in the week). This last article used a Korean Commission's findings (obviously formed as a result of domestic Korean political opportunism and as a result of the usual international leftist campaign against the U.S.A.)--the AP using those "findings" to bootstrap into an 1800 word articles accusing the U.S. of "deliberately" (a lie, unless you distort the meaning of the word) bombing South Korean refugees fleeing the North Korean invasion. The AP even said that its own "analysis" of "declassified" dcouments supported this ridiculous allegation. All that the whole long article suggested was that the American army an air force were having a problem (in a RETREAT) with refugees. First, there was no way to be sure who was a "refugee" and who was an ENEMY. Further, the U.S/U.N. forces HAD to slow the North Korean advance, at almost any cost. This meant destroying supply lines and ROADS (upon which refugees necessarily were). This is NOT a "new" problem, but a constant one for retreating armies in HISTORY. The same problem existed in the retreat from the Japanese in World War II.
Yes, this is the main point. This is HISTORY--a subject for historians trying to analyze the way air power has been used in the past, and the best way to minimize the inevitable collateral damage of war in the future. ONE of the reasons that AOL and the AP so richly deserve this award is that they treated this like it happened YESTERDAY, in--say--Iraq or Afghanistan. AOL is part of this award for PROMOTING and FEATURING this disgraceful story as an AP IMPACT story. How can HISTORY be an "IMPACT" story? This kind of history CANNOT, unless you are trying to USE history to advance an agenda. In this case, the AP/AOL agenda is the Reverend Wright thesis that the U.S. is no better, and perhaps worse, than our enemies--not only now but throughout history.
Why doesn't the AP go back and examine the "declassified documents" of William Sherman's version of total war: prompting him to say "War is Hell" (I like the "Bat Masterson" episode line: "Sherman obviously never saw Dodge City"). Or the AP could review all of the documents of the Indian wars over almost a hundred years (I know, I really should not give the AP ideas like that--Obama is already willing to consider "reparations" for the historical "wrongs" there)? Surely the documents show atrocities we committed in the Mexican War? Spanish-American War? World War I? World War II (Dresden, Tokyo etc., and those retreats)? World War I? Vietnam goes without saying.
Should Harry Truman really have been IMPEACHED as a WAR CRIMINAL, or tried in the World Court? The AP, and AOL, are obviously open to the idea.
This is NOT "news". It is agenda--an anti-American agenda exactly the same as that of Reverend Wright. That is why the LEFT was unwilling to criticize Reverend Wright. They AGREE with him. The AP, and AOL, AGREE with hiim--with the idea that the U.S.A. has been a terrorist nation throughout our history--even in World War II and thereafter. Obama HAD to throw Wright under the bus, if he wanted to have a chance to become President. But it is a delusion that Reverend Wright was expressing anything unusual for the left. He could WORK for the despicable AP.
As I said in one of the entries this past week, this is the WORST series of articles I have ever seen. The single worst article I had previously seen was the Time Magazine article ENDORSING the philosophy of the Unabomber! The article actually, of course, merely used the Unabomber's "Manifesto" as a springboard for a MARXIST attack on American materialism--not to mention a feminist attack on 1950's "repression" of women. I threw the magazine against the wall, and never opened a Time Magazine again. This AP/AOL series using the Korean War to TRASH the U.S. is WORSE. That means it is the WORST.
Okay. Enough (I understand if you suggest "more than enough", but remember that the AP used 1800 words, and shows no indication of leaving the subject for good. AOL and the AP have EARNED this threepeat.
As you should know by now, the Flying, Fickle Finger of Fate is my (unauthorized reincarnation of the old "Laugh In" award for "outstanding" stupidity and/or evil in the preceding week. In this case, there was never any doubt. The spinning "Finder" (statuette of a pointing INDEX finger) pointed unwaveringly at AOL and the AP ever since last Sunday--despite John Edwards winning effort for any other week (see yesterday's and today's entry). Any other week, "the Finger" would have pointed at a politician who not only showed us how to treat a wife with cancer, but showed us how to USE that wife's cancer poliltically--even after he had already told her of his perfidy. Just not enough this week to get the coveted/dreaded "Finger".
As usual, this is a virtual ceremony taking place entirely in the imagination, without graphics or video. As a visual aid, therefore, I suggest you visualize Dick Martin presenting this award on the old "Laugh In" program, in his inimitable style, although Dick Martin is not connected with my reincarnation of the award.
Imagine Dick Martin THRUSTING the pointing Finger at the camera, with that smug smirk, saying: "AOL and the AP, this is for YOU. You DESERVE it--again. Michael Jordan, eat your heart out. No one has ever consummated a threepeat so emphatically--so emphatically deserving it".
Return next Saturday, or Sunday, for the revelation of where the spinning Finger will come to rest next Saturday.