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White House: Fight Against ISIS ‘Just a War of Narratives’

White House: Fight Against ISIS ‘Just a War of Narratives’

White House: Fight Against ISIS 'Just a War of Narratives’

Authorities now believe the bombing that rocked lower Manhattan Saturday night was an act of international terrorism and announced their search for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami.

Meanwhile, White House Press Secretary, Josh Earnst, joined MSNBC where he suggested the fight against ISIS is nothing more than a “war of narratives.”

Tell that to the 29 people injured in Saturday night’s bombing. Must’ve been some awfully dangerous words that struck them.

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I can see how someone who lives in the world of Josh Ernest (was there ever a more inapt name?) actually believes in what he said about ‘narratives’.

He’s totally detached from anything real in service to power and influence.

    VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | September 19, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Talk about detached from reality.
    Vote #NeverTrump! She’ll fix it with 1,000,000 more refugees!

        VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | September 19, 2016 at 5:37 pm

        To the right of your favorite candidate, the Hildabeast. In the real world, that’s the only comparison that matters. One of them will be elected and he is the better choice.

        Since you are so in love with attaching cute little names to people, I have been thinking about what to call you. I think I’ve got it:
        Hillary’s rags!
        What do you think?

        Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | September 19, 2016 at 7:21 pm

        I have no “favorite”, you lying liar who lies.

        I hate, loath and despise them both. As you know, but will lie about.

        You can call me anything you like. It will be a lie, VaPigman. As we both know. It’s just who you are.

          VaGentleman in reply to Ragspierre. | September 19, 2016 at 9:31 pm

          No, Hillary’s rags, I’m not a liar. I just tell the truth. It conflicts with the lies of ragsland so you see truth as a lie. Truth – Trump or Hillary will be elected. Truth – Trump is better than Hillary. Truth – a conservative who votes #NeverTrump helps Hillary. Truth – elections are about the best of the electable candidates, not about some mythical candidate who is not running.

          All the above are truth in the real world and lies in ragsland.

        The hotair headline is a lie of course, surprised the man calling out liars didn’t notice it. Here is what Trump said:

        “When asked whether the United States should assist European countries and accept some of the refugees on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Trump said, “We have so many problems, and the answer is, possibly, yes.””

        “Possibly”. Quite different from the lying hotfart headline.

        Maybe you noticed and just decided not to point that out? It is your link after all.

        scooterjay in reply to Ragspierre. | September 20, 2016 at 6:13 am

        I think it is high time you get put into timneout, mister ragspierre. You are coming across more and more as a crying child, not getting his way. Do you think you could put together a cohesive argument without devolving into name calling, or is that just your hallmark of Hillary love?

Humphrey's Executor | September 19, 2016 at 10:01 am

How do you change what the Koran says.

“Islam is a religion of peace” certainly is a war-winning narrative!
Is a /sarc tag necessary?

And another narrative: that of the “Muslim as perpetual victim of alleged discrimination by the mean nasty Americans who gave them refuge” trope.

“On one occasion when the police came to force the restaurant to close, one of Mr. Rahami’s older brothers got in a fight with a police officer and was arrested. Before the case could be resolved, Mr. McDermott said, the son fled to his home country, Afghanistan.

“The mayor confirmed that the Rahami family sued the mayor, the City Council, some 20 police officers, claiming that he had been discriminated against because of his race and ethnicity.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/20/nyregion/nyc-nj-explosions-ahmad-khan-rahami.html?_r=0

So it’s really our fault that they hate us so. #narrativesforbreakfast

    Observer in reply to Amy in FL. | September 19, 2016 at 11:01 am

    So the Afghanis kept their chicken restaurant open all night, and the neighbors constantly complained to the city because the restaurant’s patrons were loud and rowdy and the neighbors would find the restaurant customers pissing in their driveways in the middle of the night. So when the city tells the Afghanis that they have to shut their restaurant down at 10:00 p.m., naturally the Afghanis sue the city for discrimination. Because this is obviously Islamophobia!

    This is the kind of idiocy that PC madness and the constant media/government drumbeat of “Muslims as perpetual victims” gets us.

Typical drivel from the yuppie mouthpiece. We know their “capital” is Raqqa. Why is it not even menaced much less Dresdened?

“Tell that to the 29 people injured….”

There you have it. Those people don’t count. They are disposable, and people who are concerned about their lives are deplorable.

Donald Trump may not be the capital “C” Conservative that some people wish, but he at least acknowledges the responsibility to our individual people that Americans expect. He passes a test for decency that Hillary Clinton has failed.

Good luck on getting those patriotic Muslims to speak out against the terrorist side of their religion. Also if Islam is a religion of peace where do the terrorists get their views of killing the infidel etc.?

Yet another road to western culture’s extinction.

Okay, according to my double-super-secret recording of Obama and the ISIS big-wig, here is the narrative Earnest is talking about:
Obama: Shut up
ISIS: Make me
Obama: I don’t make garbage, I just throw it out
ISIS: You’re stupid
Obama: No I’m not, you’re stupid
ISIS: I know you are but what am I
Obama: You’re a jerk
ISIS: I’m rubber and you’re glue everything you say bounces off me and sticks to you
Obama: Listen to reason…
ISIS: Shhhh…I’m listening to reason
Obama: Oh yeah well your mother wears combat boots
ISIS: So does yours because I took them off of her last night.
Obama: Shut up

Well that’s all I could transcribe for now.

Nothing says “elite decadence” so much as their reducing existential issues to “narratives.” The implication is that the fight can be waged cost free through competitive story telling–the side with the most tweets/facebook posts/press releases wins.

Nothing says “lack of seriousness” so much as reducing existential issues to “narratives.” Think of the enemies of Washington, Lincoln, and FDR. Gettysburg, D-Day, Iwo, Chosin, Khe San were not “narratives”: they were battles to settle issues; some worked, some didn’t, but the remaining questions in all cases was how to achieve victory, not narrative.

Nothing says “miseducation” so much as reducing existential issues to “narratives.” The notion of narrative reductionism is relatively new–an outgrowth of ’60s postmodernism with all the leftism that entailed (and occasional Nazism–see Paul de Mann). It is now retailed in colleges as substitute for reality.

In this sense, Josh Earnest is a perp but also a victim–educated beyond his intelligence.

Get the water and the board

“Josh Earnst, joined MSNBC where he suggested the fight against ISIS is nothing more than a “war of narratives.”

“war of narratives.”

This explains everything!

OMG! TRUMP 2016

Mark Finkelstein | September 19, 2016 at 2:06 pm

White House Operator: What’s your emergency, sir?
Citizen: I think a narrative just blew up in dumpster here.
White House Operator: Don’t worry, sir. We’re adjusting our lexicon accordingly.

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