Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Meet Rudy's Middle East advisor

Daniel Pipes
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Meet Daniel Pipe. Look at his face. This is his official photograph BTW, this is not some shot that somebody took of him in a off moment. No sir, this how he wants to look! Look at the expression in his eyes. I mean Osama bin Laden himself looks like a rather distinguished, well balanced, "regular" sort of guy alongside Pipes.

Look at him carefully, because this man is whispering advice about America's role in the Middle East into the ear of Rudy Giuliani, who may very well be the next president of the United States... especially if he gets to run against Hillary Clinton.

Some people say (to use a bushism) that he is an "extremist", but Daniel Pipes is not just an "extremist", he is a wild eyed fascist, and to think that Rudy Giuliani who may be the next president of the USA, is taking "advice" from someone as sinister as Pipes confirms my belief that things can get much worse in the future than they are with Bush today, much, much worse... much, much, much worse.

Inter feces profundis sumus, as the Romans would have put it.

It can be said in Pipes' favor, however that rarely do evil people ever look as evil as they are, but if Pipes were cast as the villain in old silent, melodrama as Simon Legree, tying the farmers daughter to the railroad track, Victorians would probably have thought the casting over the top or the makeup rather too crude. DS

Ken Silverstein. Pipes Joins Up With Giuliani - Harpers
Add another neoconservative adviser on the Middle East to an already impressive roster–Daniel Pipes signed on with Rudy Giuliani’s campaign today. I’d heard Pipes was advising Giuliani and asked him about it yesterday. He told me by e-mail that he had “close relations with several people in the campaign,” but said that he did not have “official connection to it.” He e-mailed back just now to say that, as of today (August 28, 2007), he has officially signed up with the campaign.

I think it’s fair to say that Pipes is even further out ideologically than Norman Podhoretz, another Giuliani adviser. Readers unfamiliar with Pipes can check out his profile at Wikipedia. For a representative sampling of his work, consider a 2006 article he wrote in the Jerusalem Post (not available online):
Iraq’s plight is neither a coalition responsibility nor a particular danger to the West. Fixing Iraq is neither the coalition’s responsibility, nor its burden. When Sunni terrorists target Shi’ites and vice versa, non-Muslims are less likely to be hurt. Civil war in Iraq, in short, would be a humanitarian tragedy, but not a strategic one.

1 comment:

Liberal White Boy said...

Is that Daniel Pipes or Grigori Rasputin?