The mainstream news media has long been calling for conservative supporters of former President Donald Trump to be censored and silenced. MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has taken it one step further, suggesting that “domestic terrorists” should meet the same fate as Islamic terrorists in other countries; that is, being hit with a president-ordered drone strike.
“We had a policy, and it was very controversial, it was carried out under the Bush years, and under the Obama years, of attacking terrorism at its root,” Wallace said. “Of going after and killing, and in the case of Anwar Awlaki, an American, a Yemeni-American, with a drone strike for the crime of inciting violence, inciting terrorism.”
The comments are particularly horrific when one considers the fact that the strikes aimed to kill fewer than fifty terrorists while killing over a thousand innocent civilians, including nearly 150 children.
The mainstream news media is dismissing the incident, implying that Wallace didn’t really call for drone attacks on conservative politicians and activists. Given that fact, it’s worth having a look at what was actually said in the original broadcast.
Nicolle Wallace started by discussing a DHS bulletin warning about a persistent threat of “ideologically motivated violent extremists carrying out domestic terror attacks.” She failed to mention that there was no evidence that attacks were imminent — or that a particular group was planning to carry out attacks on predetermined targets.
However, she did then reference the fact that, in the War on Terror, drone strikes were used to hit Islamic terrorists, including one who had American citizenship. She then told her audience that the way to root out terrorism is to “kill those who incite it” and proceeded to lambast Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell for not support the Democratic impeachment effort.
Some would say that Wallace’s comments are not a call to violence. Even if that isn’t the case, there is a very clear attempt here to lump Trump supporters and Islamic extremists in the same category. So, it isn’t Republicans that are drawing their own conclusions here — Wallace did that for us.
Democrat politicians and their acolytes in the media are calling for the passage of a domestic terrorism bill that would essentially label anyone who doesn’t agree with liberal talking points as a potential domestic terrorist. Former CIA Director John Brennan has gone so far as to include Libertarians in his list. If this rhetoric is allowed to escalate, it may not be long before Trump-supporting dissidents are indeed targeted in overt and violent ways — either by the state or by the mob.