Thursday, February 21, 2008

Remember this guy?

Do you remember Muhammed Saeed al-Sahaf? He was the Iraqi official who reported on the very brief Iraq invasion in terms that were extremely favorable to the Iraqi ruling regime.

One example of his lines:

"Now even the American command is under siege. We are hitting it from the north, east, south and west. We chase them here and they chase us there. But at the end we are the people who are laying siege to them. And it is not them who are besieging us."

Many more here (link). In a somewhat macabre pun he was labelled "Comical Ali."

Then I read this similarly comical balderdash:

"Protestants run from or mock Catholic presentations, rather than interact with them; let alone try to refute them. There appears to be a crisis of confidence in Protestant circles."

Meanwhile, when asked by one of his Catholic supporters to address a Protestant article, he turns tail:

"I'm trying to get away from replying to anti-Catholics. "

I had to laugh out loud. His position has been crushed from every side, and is cut off more and more each day, but he announces that the matter is just the oppsite. He fails to respond to critique after critique of his own work, but the bluster comes hard and thick.

This guy actually is so brazen as to claim: "But these guys are all petrified of discussing it with me "live", with everyone watching."

Not even his Catholic supporters buy it any more. I would be surprised if even one of the people whom he "challenged" was even the slightest bit worried, much less afraid, and certainly none were petrified of discussing the matter with him "live" with people watching.

As one of the people falsely charged, I can testify that this guy's fear-sensing ability is as good as his exegetical abilities.

One can almost hear the immortal words of Comical Ali:

"They fled. The American louts fled. Indeed, concerning the fighting waged by the heroes of the Arab Socialist Baath Party yesterday, one amazing thing really is the cowardice of the American soldiers. we had not anticipated this."

May God pour out his mercy on those in the Catholic church, and particular on her propagandists,

-Turretinfan

UPDATE: Reginald has noted that I did not ask his opinion before posting this. (link) Specifically, he found the line: "Not even his Catholic supporters buy it any more," overstretched, I think. Obviously, I guess I should add that perhaps some of his supporters may actually think that the people Dave "challenged" are quaking in their boots with fear of Dave. From comments I've seen by Catholics on this, though, I believe that many realize that Dave's imagination has gotten the better of him.

3 comments:

TheoJunkie said...

Interesting analogy... I would hope that the analogy ends before this battle also turns into Vietnam II...

Turretinfan said...

My favorite memory from the Vietnam war was when we occupied Hanoi, assisted the populace in trying and executing the former dictator, and then teamed with the populace in quelling civil unrest sparked by radical terrorist groups.

(wry smile)

No, one would tend to expect fanatics to continue to arise until the Lord returns. Nevertheless, the Vatican has been pushed way back. It has lost most of its secular authority, and is even losing is persuasive force in its home turf of Italy. It has compromised enormously, and is exposed to pressures both internal and external to compromise further. Meanwhile, the Reformation continues to grow and flourish.

-Turretinfan

natamllc said...

It sounds to me like human nature never changes. It here is evidenced from the Persia culture that has never changed even after the Resurrection of Our Christ. Should we expect anything different in these times too?:::>

Neh 4:1 Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews.
Neh 4:2 And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves? Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, and burned ones at that?"
Neh 4:3 Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, "Yes, what they are building--if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!"

It just goes to show that deceit is still the name of the game when you are fighting against the Truth!

Any takers; Of deceit that is?

It is indeed how funny it is when the Truth after it sets free still brings fear to those against the Truth and Peace to those not!

Neh 6:16 And when all our enemies heard of it, all the nations around us were afraid and fell greatly in their own esteem, for they perceived that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.