We all know of Chuck Norris, the truly strange martial-arts movie star guy. And perhaps you know of World Net Daily, truly the center of the extreme right wing universe and famed for its groundbreaking – and usually laughably false – investigative reporting. Anyone can have a column there pretty much, so long as they meet the bizarro standards of founder Paul Farah. If you go there, have a great time! While they seem to have tried to clean up the home page since last I dipped my toe in those churning waters, it’s still as inchoherent as the content.
Am I scary or what!
Norris has a column there today – delighfully deconstructed by Michael Isikoff at Newseek. The reason to bother with stuff like this is to understand how truly deranged are the people who believe what they read there – and they want to run your country.
Chucks’ ramblings were apparently occasioned by:
1) the existence of a five man Interpol office in NYC (which was set up in 2004) and
2) an executive order by Obama exempting it from FOA filings because the office exists to collect info on terrorists (and making that stuff public is a bad idea)
NOTE: White House officials explained that the order is routine and was in the works during the Bush administration. The same status is accorded the FBI and CIA in their criminal files and investigations.
AND MORE FROM ISIKOFF’S REPORT:
“Gingrich said that Obama had “quietly” signed an order that lifts “all the constraints” on Interpol and gives it “extra” legal powers to investigate Americans. “This is not within the realm of reality,” says Ronald Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, who formerly served as the Treasury Department’s chief law-enforcement official. What especially worries him, Noble says, is that the comments by Gingrich and others could undermine one of Interpol’s chief missions—helping the U.S. and other countries identify terrorists trying to cross international borders.”
Here’s Chuck Norris, being brilliant:
“Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order, and that the feds want to try these 9/11 terrorists in civilian courts rather than military courts?” Norris asks in his bizarre and hard-to-follow rant.
“Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order and that he often goes out of his way to sympathize with and advocate pro-Muslim culture, beliefs and issues?”
“Is it merely coincidental that Obama signed this executive Interpol order, and that the following events are converging at this time in American history: the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq, the closure of Guantanamo Bay terrorist detention facility, Obama’s indifference and even defense of Islamic extremists like the Fort Hood shooter or Northwest flight 253’s attempted bomber?”