RUSH: All right, audio sound bite, let’s see, five and six. The Drive-Bys are finally offended by Al-Qaeda. We have a montage of various Drive-Bys talking about Ayman al-Zawahiri’s latest tape.
COOPER: President-elect Obama gets a message from Al-Qaeda, the language offensive.
PHILLIPS: Zawahiri also used a racially offensive term to refer to Obama.
SHUSTER: It’s offensive in the United States.
STARR: Some of the words in this audio message extremely offensive to the President-elect.
RUSH: This is the ‘House Negro’ line that Ayman al-Zawahiri used. Drive-Bys finally offended. Now, this next one, this is fascinating. This is great. The Drive-Bys on MSNBC have a terrorism expert, and the terrorism experts have totally changed their tune on Al-Qaeda. Now all of a sudden Al-Qaeda is a bunch of backwards Neanderthals in caves, and they have racist hiring policies. The question was asked by Alison Stewart, she spoke with Evan Kohlmann about the Al-Qaeda message, ‘House Negro,’ from Ayman al-Zawahiri. And she asked the terrorism expert, ‘Why is Al-Qaeda putting this tape and message out? It’s out now. Why are they doing it now?’
KOHLMANN: Al-Qaeda is trying to counter this wave of Obamania. They are attacking Obama as a symbol of change in America. I think a better question is is that, is Zawahiri here taking a very dangerous step? Because, you know, Al-Qaeda itself has had problems with racism and bigotry within the ranks, and it was only about a decade and a half ago that Al-Qaeda was paying different salaries to its Arab members and its black African members. And the person administering that financial scheme, that payment scheme, is now the number three in charge of Al-Qaeda. He wasn’t demoted, he wasn’t punished for this, he was promoted. So I think the question is, is Al-Qaeda really in a position to be, you know, spouting off about the evils of racism when clearly they have as much problem with it as anybody else.
RUSH: This is incredible! Do you realize what this dingleberry just said? Think about what Al-Qaeda is. They are a mass murdering terrorist group. Zawahiri comes out with a tape calling Obama the ‘House Negro.’ The terrorism expert says, wait a minute, you guys have lost your moral authority to talk about him as a ‘House Negro’ because you don’t pay your own negroes what you pay your own Arabs. (laughing)
RUSH: You gotta hear this sound bite again. This is the Drive-Bys all upset about Al-Qaeda, Zawahiri calling Obama a ‘House Negro’ in the latest Al-Qaeda tape. Now, we’ve got this clown. His name is Kohlmann, Evan Kohlmann, and he supposedly is a ‘terrorism expert.’ I don’t think he actually knows anything about terrorism. He’s just one of these people that grovels to be on television shows and TV shows put him on there, and as a result, he is conferred expert status. I think he is probably a blithering idiot, as you will soon hear. This was from MSNBC last night, DNCTV, and the info babe’s question was, ‘Why is Al-Qaeda putting out this tape and this horrible message about Obama’ and the ‘House Negro’?
Now, as you listen to this guy’s answer, I want you to remember who Al-Qaeda is. They murdered 3,000 Americans in one day. They have designs and aspirations to do that over and over again. They have beheaded journalists like Daniel Pearl on camera. They have maimed, tortured. They are a full-fledged, hundred percent terrorist group. So this so-called terrorist expert, Evan Kohlmann, said, ‘Why would they send out…? The Drive-Bys just offended by this. They’re not offended by all this stuff, the terror activity Al-Qaeda does, but they just can’t believe that Zawahiri would call him a ‘House Negro.’ So have a terrorism expert explain this. And this just convinces me even more I’m living today in the theater of the absurd.
KOHLMANN: Al-Qaeda is trying to counter this wave of Obamania. This is attacking Obama as a symbol of change in America. I think a better question is is that, i-i-i-is Zawahiri here taking a very dangerous step? Because, you know, Al-Qaeda itself has had problems with racism and bigotry within the ranks, and it was only about a decade and a half ago —
RUSH: Who knew?
KOHLMANN: — that Al-Qaeda was paying different salaries to its Arab members and its black African members.
RUSH: Who knew? Who knew?
KOHLMANN: And the person administering that financial scheme, that payment scheme, is now the number three in charge of Al-Qaeda. He wasn’t demoted, he wasn’t punished for this; he was promoted. So I — I — I — I think the question is, is Al-Qaeda really in a position to be, you know, spouting off about the evils of racism when clearly they have as much problem with it as anybody else.
RUSH: Folks, who knew any of this? Who knew that Al-Qaeda was paying its black terrorists less than it was paying its Arab terrorists? Who knew this? Who cares? Who would even…? What difference does this make in assessing Al-Qaeda? We are now Americanizing Al-Qaeda. This guy says, ‘They’ve got no moral authority to call him a ‘House Negro.’ Why, he’s essentially saying that they need their own affirmative action program before they can tell us or comment on us.’ (laughing) We’ve just conferred they’re equal with us. We put Al-Qaeda up here on our level. You don’t have to worry about their terrorism, but we can ignore them because they are racist, too. These are simply unreal. They’ve lost their moral authority, this guy says. They lost their moral authority to criticize. This reminded me of what happened during the Israeli-Lebanon war, you know, the border war there back in 2006. Anderson Cooper in northern Israel along the Israeli-Lebanon border. He interviewed the New Yorker magazine’s Jeffrey Goldberg, as we go back in time to the archives.
COOPER: I think what’s been lost in a lot of this coverage is just how anti-Semitic Hezbollah is in the rhetoric.
GOLDBERG: It’s absolutely fascinating, Anderson.
RUSH: Stop the tape here a minute. I want… Recue this, now. Hezbollah is part of the cabal that has sworn the extermination of Jews. Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinians, all these people have sworn they’re not going to stop until the Jews of Israel are marched into the sea. So here we have a couple of brainiacs on CNN stunned and shocked at the ‘anti-Semitic…rhetoric.’ The words of Hezbollah as they’re launching rockets into Israel and killing Israelis, these guys are stunned at the words! They can’t believe it, from a PR sense, of course.
COOPER: I think what’s been lost in a lot of this coverage is just how anti-Semitic Hezbollah is in the rhetoric.’
GOLDBERG: It’s absolutely fascinating, Anderson, the anti-Semitism. Uhhh, there’s two things that are fascinating about it. One is how embedded in the core of Hezbollah ideology anti-Semitism is. And I don’t mean anti-Israel thinking or anti-Zionism. I mean frank, anti-Semitism. The other thing that’s so interesting about it is how blunt they are and how frank they are about, uh, their anti-Semitism. They don’t hide it. They don’t try to mask it in any way. They state very openly to you when you ask, uh, their exact feelings about Jews, which are quite extreme.
RUSH: And these are experts! (laughing) CNN promotes Anderson Cooper as a world-famous worldwide qualified anchor and this guy from the New Yorker is an expert, and they are stunned and fascinated that a group that’s openly sworn with their words to wipe out every Jew in the Middle East they can find, they are stunned at how anti-Semitic they are. They are stunned at how they don’t hide or even try to mask their anti-Semitism. While they’re firing rockets into Israel. This is what passes for the Drive-Bys. Al-Qaeda, by the way, they’ve blown it now. With this, you know, calling Obama the ‘House Negro,’ whatever chance Al-Qaeda had for a bailout, they have just blown it. They were on the road to having some sympathy here, but they’ve blown it. Now, one more time, MSNBC, the anchor David Shuster (this is late yesterday) was talking to ‘terrorism expert’ Roger Cressey about the Obama ‘House Negro’ message from Al-Qaeda. This is one of Clinton’s terrorism guys. This Roger Cressey guy is one of Clinton’s terrorism guys, and he was asked the significance of the ‘House Negro’ message on this take.
CRESSEY: It’s interesting, David. Al-Qaeda has a big problem on their hands. The United States has just elected a president whose middle name is ‘Hussein,’ Barack Hussein Obama. Think how that runs counter to every theme in, uh, Al-Qaeda’s diatribes over the past seven years. So what they’re trying to do is reestablish the high ground rhetorically, uh, through a series of statements, and this is the first of it. What they’re saying, of course, is that Obama’s more of the same. They’re saying that defeats in Iraq and Afghanistan as Al-Qaeda has characterized them, the reason why Obama was elected. But really, David, uh, the Al-Qaeda machine, the media machine has really made a major misstep here; and I think a vast majority of the Islamic world that has celebrated the president-elect’s election is going to look at this message and saying (sic), ‘What are they talking about?’
RUSH: What are we to conclude from this? I, as a highly trained talk specialist, somebody that can read the stitches on a fastball as well as read between the lines, I think what I’m hearing this terrorism expert say is that our president-elect’s middle name has defeated Al-Qaeda. Yet we couldn’t use this middle name during the campaign without being called racist, sexist, bigots, homophobes, and what have you. But now, these guys use his name all over the place to show, ‘Without even assuming office, without even ordering troops to the battlefield, his middle name has defeated Al-Qaeda. Al-Qaeda has realized their PR blunder here because so much of the Arab world is so excited to have somebody as president whose name is Hussein, and now they come out in Al-Qaeda, call him a ‘House Negro,’ that means that Al-Qaeda’s lost its standing.’ I guess Al-Qaeda just has to quit now. They just have to disband. It’s over. They have to wave the white flag and surrender, according to this Clinton terrorism expert, ’cause it’s over now. Obama has defeated them just with his middle name.