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Now that we know that Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was steeping in a kettle of Islamicist paranoia and rage, Joe Lieberman will hold hearings to examine the dark brew, and David Brooks, wired just like Lieberman, fans the fumes this morning to embarrass hapless liberals, therapy addicts, and merciful Christians who tried to understand Hasan as a troubled individual or lost soul.
Lieberman and Brooks are right the way a stopped clock is right twice a day. Where were they at another time of the day, in 1994, when a Brooklyn Jew, Baruch Goldstein, massacred 29 Palestinians at prayer in Hebron? Did they condemn and examine the Jewish paranoia and rage driving him?
Here’s the David Brooks column Sleeper is referring to.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Perspective — October 23, 2013, 8:00 am
How pro-oil Louisiana politicians have shaped American environmental policy
Postcard — October 16, 2013, 8:00 am
A trip to one of the properties at issue in Louisiana’s oil-pollution lawsuits
Percentage increase in the annual number of polio cases in Pakistan since 2005:
A bowl of 4,000-year-old noodles was found in northwestern China; and a spokesman for the Chinese Academy of Sciences said that “this is the earliest empirical evidence of noodles ever found.”
A federal judge sentenced the journalist Barrett Brown to 63 months in prison for sharing a link to information stolen from the private-intelligence firm Stratfor by a hacker in 2011. “Good news!” Brown said in a statement. “They’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.”
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