There is an absolutely fascinating article in the Washington Independent about how the anti-jihadists in America are fighting a massive civil war.
To summarise, one one side stands Charles Johnson of LittleGreenFootballs, and on the other side stands Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch and a whole bunch of blogs that include Atlas Shrugs, Gates of Vienna, Brussels Journal and Gateway Pundit. Now this may come as a surprise to many who follow the lunatic anti-jihadis in the United States, but Johnson is actually attacking Robert Spencer for being a racist idiot who will join with anyone, including racist nutjobs, to further his agenda. It doesn’t get any mind-bending than this but for the first time I actually have some respect for Charles Johnson.
I’ve written an article about this for CIF which should be published soon. But what’s doubly fascinating about all this is that LGF is a really massive website and basically it’s targetting the core of the lunatic anti-jihadis in the United States – who mostly coalesce around Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch – so the repercussions will be huge.
In fact there are so many things to say about all this that I don’t even know where to start. In many ways it feels like the car crash, which was happening in slow motion since the debacle of Iraq, is now accelerating. The neocons and their supporters are heading straight for the wall – a point underscored by the fact that now only 21% of Americans identify as Republican and Obama is on the verge of a 60 seat majority in the Senate. But rather than watch this explode while eating popcorn – I have this strange yearning to add fuel to the fire. I want the neocons and their supporters, in the US and the UK, to be burnt badly. To explode gloriously. Watch this space.
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