As they say, everything you put on the internet lasts forever. And the dumb stuff you say inevitably surfaces at the worst possible moment to bite you in the ass. Case in point, Ilhan Omar (D-Islamofascism).
On October 14, 2017, some of the cheerful and jovial adherents of the Religion of PeaceTMdrove a truck bomb into a crowded street in front of a hotel in Mogadishu. This, in Somalia, is called “Saturday.”
A massive bomb attack in a busy area of the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday is now known to have killed at least 230 people, police say.
Hundreds more were wounded when a lorry packed with explosives detonated near the entrance of a hotel.
It is the deadliest terror attack in Somalia since the Islamist al-Shabab group launched its insurgency in 2007.
President Mohamed Abdullahi “Farmajo” Mohamed blamed the attack on them, calling it a “heinous act”.
Naturally, there was the outpouring of condolences. One of those was failed comic and disgraced former senator from Minnesota, Al Franken. (When he looks at his fate for being a juvenile groper and that of Virginia Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, an accused rapist, he has to wonder how that white privilege is working out for him.)
Then “that guy,” you know him, the Twitter know-it-all fact checker had to weigh in.
I have to confess…I don’t really know what that means because math.
Then some tool from the Minnesota Democrat party joined in:
"All lives matter" even though 230 is more than 10 times 19. pic.twitter.com/XgooA8XcP3
— Ron Harris (@RonHarrisMN) October 15, 2017
One would have thought it would end there, but it didn’t
This is probably one of the most horrifically stupid and dishonest tweets ever sent by a member of Congress and when you’re competing with Adam Schiff, that is a very high bar to clear.
Factually, Operation GOTHIC SERPENT (read my post) was a humanitarian mission that was supposed to prevent one gaggle of Somali warlords from hijacking and diverting food aid in order to reward their followers and starve people living under another gaggle of Somali warlords. The mission gradually became nation-building and the US military was tasked with killing/capturing some of the more notorious warlords in the naive and innocent belief that Jeffersonian democrats would spring up and take charge.
The climax of that misbegotten mission was the Battle of Mogadishu, brilliantly captured in Mark Bowden’s book Black Hawk Down and faithfully rendered in the movie of the same name.
Nineteen dead American soldiers, and two Medals of Honor, later, the decision was made that the mission that was so vital that it got a lot of good men killed didn’t really matter anymore and we were gone. But if you watch the video clip below and pay attention to small details, you can just barely discern who are the terrorists and who aren’t.
Omar’s response is obscene. There is no relationship between US forces exercising authority under the United Nations’s direction and cooperating with a polyglot force that included Malaysians and Pakistanis and rigidly adhering to the Law of Armed Conflict to an illegal terrorist militia that actually drove women and children into battle as human shields. Her tagline of #NotTodaySatan is grotesque beyond words as it clearly mimics the rhetoric coming from the Iranian mullahs and compares soldiers from what is allegedly her country to Satan for their role in trying to bring peace and stability to a quintessential Third World shit hole from which her parents had the good common sense to flee.
This woman is unfit to serve in the Congress much less be on the Foreign Affairs Committee. Not only is she a shameless and virulent Jew-hater, she is disloyal to the very nation in whose government she serves.