Salon Continues Trashing Americans: ‘We Are The Terrorists’

“The real Middle East terrorists?Look in the mirror. We’ll never face it becausethe media won’t level with us.†Thatwas the sub-header for a Salon piece Saturday,which argued that America is intentionally slaughtering hugenumbers of innocent civilians, and the “compliantmedia†is covering up the truth.

Titled “‘Sorry wekilled your family’: We are the terrorists inthe Middle East, and our compliant media will never tell thetruth,†the piece accused the United States of engagingin “Western terrorism.†Thearticle’s author, Dana E. Abizaid, suggests thatAmerica is intentionally killing journalists, hospital workers andRed Cross personnel, among countless other innocent civilians inthe Middle East. (RELATED: Did Hospital U.S. Bombed InKunduz Break International Laws?)

Saturday’s article is justthe latest effort from Salon to argue that Americans are either thecause of terrorism or the terrorists themselves.

Two weeks ago, the day after Islamic extremists killed130 people in Paris, Salon ran a piece titled “Ourterrorism double standard: After Paris, let’sstop blaming Muslims and take a hard look atourselves.â€

Ben Norton, the author of that piece, argued that theIraq War — rather than radical Islam — was to blame forthe Paris attacks and claimed that Americans’“knee-jerk Islamophobia†preventedthem from recognizing their own culpability. Islam, Norton argued,was simply a “scapegoat†for the“imperialist West.â€

Salon ran another America-bashing piece less than three weeksago, again blaming America for ISIS’satrocities. Phil Torres, the author of the piece, conceded that“it may be tempting to blamereligion,†before proceeding to blame the Iraq war forISIS’s cruelty.

Salon’s bashing of Americansdoesn’t appear to be a recent phenomenon,either.

Just last year, for example, the progressiveblog ran a piece with the headline“We are the terrorists too.†Thepiece attempted to make the case that actual terroristorganizations are no less “terroristâ€than the United States.

Earlier in 2014, Salon ran a piece with the title:“You’re being lied to aboutAfghanistan: The terrorists there include us.â€

That article defended Afghan President HamidKarzai’s decision to back out of agreements withthe U.S. because he was “right to cast theAmerican presence as a primary source of terror amongAfghans.â€