Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams wants to “kill George Bush”
My column this week highlighted the July 4th shooting of senior airman Jonathan Schrieken and the trial of accused al Qaeda sympathizer/plotter Michael Reynolds who wanted to bomb pipelines to cause an immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq. Here’s how I concluded the piece:
Funny how the Root Causes crowd becomes so incurious about the root causes of crime when the suspects are anti-military nutballs and anti-war protesters. To the extent leftists pay any attention at all to this attempted murder, you can expect it to be downplayed as an isolated incident. Never mind the pro-fragging comments made by troop-bashing academic fraudsters like Ward Churchill; the iconic banners that proclaim “We support our troops when they shoot their own officers” and “Don’t impeach Bush . . . execute him”; the countless acts of vandalism against military recruitment offices nationwide since 9/11; and the burning of soldiers in effigy by hate-filled peaceniks.
Oh, and this week, the trial of Michael Curtis Reynolds began. He’s a Pennsylvania man and al Qaeda sympathizer accused of plotting to blow up U.S. energy installations in order to drive up gas prices and precipitate a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. In e-mail exchanges with Internet sleuth Shannen Rossmiller, who unmasked the bombing plot, Reynolds called the United States an “accursed country” and said “it isn’t the land of the free, but the home of the new dictators.”
Harmless rantings? No. Ideas, like the bullet in Jon Schrieken’s chest, have consequences.
As if to underscore my point, along comes Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams stating that she’d like to “kill George Bush:”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Betty Williams came from Ireland to Texas to declare that President Bush should be impeached.
In a keynote speech at the International Women’s Peace Conference on Wednesday night, Ms. Williams told a crowd of about 1,000 that the Bush administration has been treacherous and wrong and acted unconstitutionally.
“Right now, I could kill George Bush,” she said at the Adam’s Mark Hotel and Conference Center in Dallas. “No, I don’t mean that. How could you nonviolently kill somebody? I would love to be able to do that.”
About half the crowd gave her a standing ovation after she called for Mr. Bush’s removal from power.
“No, I don’t mean that.”
Sure you didn’t. But there are plenty of your ilk who do, Ms. Williams. Words matter. Words have consequences. Remember: Assassination chic isn’t just a fad on the Left. It’s a cancer.
Apparently, Betty Williams has made similar remarks before:
“On July 24, 2006, while delivering a speech at the Earth Dialogue forums, Williams told school children at the Brisbane City Hall, “I have a very hard time with this word ‘non-violence,’ because I don’t believe that I am non-violent.” She went on to say, “Right now, I would love to kill George Bush”, blaming him for the deaths of children, particularly in the Middle East. “I don’t know how I ever got a Nobel Peace Prize, because when I see children die the anger in me is just beyond belief. It’s our duty as human beings, whatever age we are, to become the protectors of human life.”
Update: Here’s more on the “peace conference” that hosted Williams. Scheduled to speak next: the multicultural fraud Rigoberta Menchu…
David Horowitz chronicles Menchu’s lies here. A taste:
THE STORY OF RIGOBERTA MENCHU, a Quiche Mayan from Guatemala, whose autobiography catapulted her to international fame, won her the Nobel Peace Prize, and made her an international emblem of the dispossessed indigenous peoples of the Western hemisphere and their attempt to rebel against the oppression of European conquerors, has now been exposed as a political fabrication, a tissue of lies, and one of the greatest intellectual and academic hoaxes of the Twentieth Century.
During the last decade, Rigoberta Menchu had become a leading icon of the university culture. In one of the more celebrated “breakthroughs” of the multicultural left, a demonstration of left-wing faculty and students at Stanford University, led by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, had chanted “Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western cultures got to go!” The target of the chant was Stanfords required curriculum in Western civilization. University officials quickly caved before the demonstrators, and the course title was changed simply to “CIV.” Works by “Third World” (mainly Marxist) authors previously “excluded” were now introduced into the canon of great books as required reading. Chief among these was an autobiography by an indigenous Guatemalan and sometime revolutionary, I, Rigoberta Menchu, which now took its place beside Aristotle, Dante, and Shakespeare as the Stanford students introduction to the world.
Published in 1982, I, Rigoberta Menchu was actually written by a French leftist, Elisabeth Burgos-Debray, wife of the Marxist, Regis Debray, who provided the “foco strategy” for Che Guevara’s failed effort to foment a guerilla war in Bolivia in the 1960s. The idea of the foco was that urban intellectuals could insert a military front inside a system of social oppression, and provide the catalyst for revolutionary change. Debrays misguided theory got Guevara and an undetermined number of Bolivian peasants killed, and as we shall see, is at the root of the tragedies that overwhelmed Rigoberta Menchu and her family, and that are (falsely) chronicled in I, Rigoberta Menchu…
FYI: Menchu is running for president in Guatemala. According to a recent AP wire report, she’s in fifth place with 1.5 percent support.