Disgusting: AOC claims that war in Afghanistan was ‘immoral’, death of Marines ‘the human cost of war’ (op-ed)

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NEW YORK CITY, NY – It is hard to imagine that a politician from New York would call the war in Afghanistan “immoral,” but that is exactly what Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Thursday evening.

The war in Afghanistan was triggered after the horrific attacks on September 11, 2001, when al Qaeda terrorists hijacked and crashed commercial airliners into the World Trade Center towers and the Pentagon.

The heroic passengers and crew of another plane, Flight 93, fought back against the hijackers and crashed the aircraft in Pennsylvania, preventing yet another strike on Washington D.C.

In response to those attacks, then-President George W. Bush demanded the Taliban turn over al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden., who planned the attack from Afghan soil. When the Taliban refused, the United States invaded the country to hunt him down and prevent terrorists from striking from Afghan soil again.

Despite the history of why the war in Afghanistan was necessary, Ocasio-Cortez told MSNBC anchor Joy Reid that the death of 13 U.S. Marines in twin blasts outside Kabul airport Thursday was “the human cost of war”:

“Terrorism happened here on January 6th. We are seeing in Afghanistan right now a terrorist attack today that killed 13 of our troops, Marines and a member of the Navy.

But we’re also trying to get as many people out as possible. Talk about raising the cap, how can it be done, why should be done?

“To speak to today’s attack, what happened is just an absolute and utter travesty. These Marines that have passed away, 13 now, as well as 60 Afghans that died in the explosions, I mean, this is the human cost of war.”

The war was waged for the 2,977 people killed on 9/11, including the 2,763 New York victims including 343 firefighters and medics, 23 NYPD officers, and 37 Port Authority police officers.

It was also fought to prevent future Americans from dying in terror strikes launched from Afghanistan.

Ocasio-Cortez does not think the lost Americans were worth the cost, and said the United States is now indebted to the Afghan people:

“This is what makes war immoral. When it comes to the devastation that we have seen in Afghanistan, the United States plays a role.

We have a responsibility. In order to carry out and in order to make good on the role that we have played in this violence we have a responsibility to make a home for the people whose lives have been upended by interventionist U.S. foreign policy.

Ocasio-Cortez is calling on the Biden administration to accept at least 200,000 Afghan refugees into the country to make amends.

“So, as a result, I’m proud to have co-wrote a letter with Representative Barbara Lee to ask and urge the Biden administration to, as they set their refugee quotas, to make it no less than 200,000 in the upcoming year.”

Ocasio-Cortez was born and raised in New York City, and she was a pre-teen when the attacks on the World Trade Center occurred. It is difficult to understand how someone who lived through those agonizing and angering days could take such a callous position, especially someone who is supposed to represent the people.

Perhaps she does not recall the vivid anger and despair that gripped the nation following the attacks, and the calls of American citizens to hold those who planned the attacks to account. Perhaps she should watch a video of then-President George Bush telling reporters:

“I want justice. There’s an old poster out West that said, ‘Wanted, dead or alive.”’

Or perhaps she should watch the iconic, impromptu speech given by President Bush as he stood on the rubble at Ground Zero and told rescue workers:

“I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people – and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.”

 

She should definitely listen to the lyrics of Darryl Worley’s song titled, “Have You Forgotten?” In the song, he asked the question AOC needs to answer:

“Have you forgotten how it felt that day

To see your homeland under fire-

And her people blown away

Have you forgotten when those towers fell-

We had neighbors still inside

Going through a living hell-

And you say we shouldn’t worry ’bout Bin Laden

Have you forgotten-

I’ve been there with the soldiers

Who’ve gone away to war-

And you can bet that they remember

Just what they’re fighting for.”

 

The voters remember, and hopefully will remember when Ocasio-Cortez said the war in Afghanistan was “immoral” and the death of U.S. Marines were “the human cost of war.”

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Here we go again: Rep. Ocasio-Cortez tries to use a really big word to call for the abolition of US prisons

July 28, 2021

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CLEVELAND, OH- Hey, at least she knows how to use big words!

We’re still trying to figure out how this amateur former bartender continues to get airtime on CNN and MSNBC (we know, that’s a rhetorical question) but her latest absurd statement this past weekend in Ohio has some scratching their heads.

We are of course talking about resident Congressional airhead, former bartender and current New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). This past weekend while campaigning for another far-left loon in Ohio, Nina Turner (not to be confused with Tina Turner), Ocasio-Cortez called for elimination of prisons. She even used a big word, “carceral” system to describe it, according to Breitbart News and other outlets.

Turner is looking to replace now-Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Marcia Fudge who vacated the 11th Ohio Congressional District to assume that position.

Turner is a wanna be future member of the so-called “Squad,” the group of far-left neo-Marxist Democrats including Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and others.

At the rally for Turner, the annoying Ocasio-Cortez said, “I want to abolish our carceral system,” complaining that the system is “designed to trap black and brown men.” In reality, it only “traps” people who commit crime, but we digress.

She continued, “I want justice. I want peace. And I want prosperity.”

Peace? While crime runs out of control unabated in cities run by her party due to their criminal justice policies, she wants peace? Prosperity? The only ones in cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago and New York who are becoming prosperous are the criminals ripping off stores unabated due to weak-on-crime prosecutors and judges. Pretty good timing to ask for an end to prisons.

Turner is evidently no stranger to the far-left of the Democrat Party, having served as a top adviser to Crazy Bernie Sanders, the self-proclaimed socialist and twice-failed presidential candidate.

Fox News said AOC compared Turner’s campaign as the fight between grassroots and corporate politics.

“This isn’t about Nina versus any opponent; this is about the people versus big money,” she said.

“This is a deep blue seat. It’s a deep blue seat,” AOC continued. “Districts like Ohio’s 11th should be leading the country on issues. They are opportunities, they are very rare opportunities, very rare districts like this one that can take and be visionary.”

After Ocasio-Cortez’s insane statement, Mike Berg, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee said in a statement:

‘”Every vulnerable Democrat who refused to return AOC’s campaign cash should tell voters whether they agree with her proposal to abolish prisons and release convicted criminals into our communities.”

Berg’s statement comes as Republicans try to tie vulnerable Democrats into the far-left radical fringe of the Democrat Party, especially as polling indicates an overwhelming majority of Americans are concerned about the increase in crime.

In April, Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign sent $5,000 directly into campaign coffers for many of the vulnerable Democrats in order to help them boost their fundraising. This was done without the respective campaigns’ consent.

Breitbart noted that AOC’s campaign got the wire transfer information and account numbers from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), who as noted did not check with the members themselves.

Some of the Democrats began giving the money back, not wanting to be tied into AOC which they believed would be politically damaging to them to an extent that it wasn’t worth the campaign donation.

In the Ohio district’s primary, Turner’s biggest opponent is local Democratic Party chairwoman Shontel Brown, a moderate. There are a number of others seeking to advance to the election.

“The contrast in this race couldn’t be clearer,” said Brown’s campaign manager in response to AOC’s comments, according to WJW.

“Shontel Brown is the only candidate who from day one can work with the Biden administration and our house majority to deliver good-paying jobs, affordable healthcare, and affordable prescription drugs to northeast Ohio.”

This is nothing new for Ocasio-Cortez, who has previously made the same demand.

In 2019 in response to a black man being jailed for 10 days for missing jury duty, the far-leftist said the country needed to have a “real conversation” about “prison abolition.”

“Mass incarceration is our American reality,” she tweeted. “It is a system whose logic evolved from the same lineage as Jim Crow, American apartheid, & slavery. To end it, we have to change. That means we need to have a real conversation about decarceration & prison abolition in this country.”

In a follow up tweet, she said, “A cage is a cage is a cage. And humans don’t belong in them.” She also made an absurd comment about someone drinking out of a toilet. Somehow that seems like a crock. 

 

AOC…such a drama queen. 

 

 

 

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