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Saturday, August 12, 2017


If you're a serious student of the evolution and growth of Islamic terrorism and the West's weak attempts to combat it while assiduously avoiding placing the onus on Islam to solve its own internal ideological war, you've heard of Sebastian Gorka. Gorka thinks more clearly that most about Islamist thought and immigration and its threat to the West. He is currently an advisor to the President.

Gorka avoids the fantasy that Islam is somehow blameless as Islamic terrorism grows, and for that heresy, progressives have labeled him as a "Islamophobe" and a "right wing bigot," among other tired epithets. After all, if you question politically correct orthodoxy, you are a primary target for the politics of personal destruction.

He has also been the target of a smear campaign orchestrated by the likes of Media Matters on the left (see Sharyl Attkisson's, The Smeara profoundly important book). A Left-wing smear campaign reinforces the epithets noted in a mendacious attempt to remove Gorka from the administration. All of its lies have been proven false, but that never stops the smear machine from trying and trying again. Recently, Rolling Stone, a publication quite friendly to the leftist smear machine, published yet another dishonest article (probably written for them by smear meisters, see Attkisson's book) that David Goldman thoroughly dissects. Goldman writes:
Most of the Rolling Stone article is made up of quotes from left-wing academics who attack Dr. Gorka out of a mix of professional jealousy and ideological enmity. The Establishment thinks he is being beastly to the jihadists. Typical is this spitball: "Paul Pillar, a former national intelligence officer for the Middle East, says Gorka is too dangerous to be allowed to remain in the White House: 'Gorka represents an intolerance that offends American values and is likely to gain the United States more enemies than friends.'" That is what one would expect from the "Have-you-hugged-a-Hamasnik?" types.

I've had the privilege to speak with Dr. Gorka on several occasions, and can report that has enormous range and breadth as a strategic thinker, with a deep political culture that comes from a British education, his Central European background, and an American outlook. He is a unique and irreplaceable contributor to American national security planning, and we are fortunate to have his service.
Attkisson would tell us that it is more than likely that all of those "quotes" were collected by the likes of an opposition research firm like Media Matters or some other left-wing smear meister, handed to a lazy, yet compliant "reporter/writer" at Rolling Stone, and then published as original content. It's actually garbage masquerading as journalism, but whatever ...

Goldman does an excellent job of debunking the specific smear, but it's Attkkison's in-depth investigative journalism that has unmasked the smear meisters and their media accomplices. It allows us to recognize a smear immediately and reject it as dishonest and manipulative.