The Angel of Death in the Form of an American Bald Eagle, wreaking havoc and destruction on your existence? That bit of purple phraseology comes from the pen of Rep. Allen West (R-FL), firebreathing Fox fave, he who once said liberals should get the hell out of the US. It's from a post on his Facebook page, lovingly reposted on the Fox Nation, describing what he would have threatened America's enemies with if he'd been making a speech to the UN today.
West's post, in its entirety, reads like this:
In his speech today to the United Nations, President Obama stated six times that the attacks across the Islamic world are attributed to a silly video. Furthermore, he refused to use the words terrorist attack in referring to what occurred in Benghazi Libya at our US Consulate on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. He continues to offer up apologies instead of defending our hard earned First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression. There is no message to this silly video trailer, and it is beneath the dignity and esteem of the Office of the President of the United States to mention it at all. When tolerance becomes a one way street it leads to cultural suicide. I shall not be tolerant of the intolerant. I know about the UN Resolution 1618 which would make any statement deemed by the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) “offensive’ to Islam a crime…..NOT ON MY WATCH FELLAS!
My statement to the United Nations would have been, “The future does not belong to those who attack our Embassies and Consulates and kill our Ambassadors. The Angel of Death in the form of an American Bald Eagle will visit you and wreak havoc and destruction upon your existence”
And of course, the Fox Nation faithful are eating it up:
(Visions of killer bald eagles swarming the UN like something out of a Hitchcock movie, driving all those liberal foreigners screaming into the East River.)
Boy, I'm glad Allen West is not President!
Another way would be to adopt the solution reportedly adopted in ancient Rome (7th Century BC), when two warring factions decided to abide by the outcome of a battle between three champions on either side (Orazi and Curiazi). Notably, the six were volunteers, not the victims of their leaders (or so the story goes). I’d change that to invite the likes of Glen to step up and walk the talk.
Almost always, those who are in favour of a violent response don’t expect to be directly involved. Further, they are all too often hail-bent on aping what they say they want to respond to. I perceive little difference between the sort of war-mongerer typified by Glen and the protesters against that foolish video (everywhere except Libya … But you’d never realise that by watching only the foxies).
(The text can be found at
geneva.usmission.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Resolution16-18.pdf If anyone else finds anything that supports Massa Allen’s statement, please quote the relevant text. The only places when I’ve searched for anything remotely supporting Massa Allen’s outrageous lie* are right-wing websites whose neutrality leaves much to be desired.)
*Perhaps Massa Allen might want a quick refresher course in the role of the Ten Commandments on Western Civilization—I’m sure any of his teabagging supporters would be able to offer that to him. It’s not merely Massa Allen’s deliberate efforts at Orwellizing the truth but he might want to recall the very First of those Commandments—“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” That very statement, which the religious right wouldn’t hesitate to impose on this country, is a direct contradiction of the First Amendment (a point that so many of the right-wing sites touting Massa Allen’s statement seem willing to ignore/overlook in their unquestioning support of this country’s “Judeo-Christian founding”).
Allen West isn’t the only Dr. Strangelove walking around and spewing hatred for all that lives on this earth (and probably everywhere else). He skipped (played hookey) on the day his squad learned about the likely consequences of anybody using the nuclear bomb. I’d like to send him a copy of “On the beach” but there’s probably not enough pyrotechnics in it for him.