I admit it: I am an NCIS addict. One of the episodes I remember best involves a terrorist called Pin-Pin who is posing as the communications officer on a naval vessel due to rendezvous with a U.S. Navy ship that he intends to blow up. The NCIS team eventually figures out that the guy they are looking for, Pin-Pin , is this communication officer, causing Gibbs to explain the reason the ship hasn’t responded that Pin-Pin is on board is because Pin-Pin was the one getting the fax with his own picture and was responding back to NCIS with “No Pin-Pin here.”
So, when I learned about this story, I immediately heard Gibbs telling his team “No Pin-Pin here:”
On Wednesday evening, GBTV unveiled a powerful documentary, “Rumors of War III,” exposing how radical Islamists, including the Muslim Brotherhood, are infiltrating American government at its highest levels.
Then I remembered what Cicero said about the enemy within:
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear. The traitor is the plague.
To steal the words of Voltaire: I no longer ‘believe’ that Obama is a traitor to this nation because it is perfectly evident that he is. This is not a matter of ‘belief,’ but of reason. It is unreasonable to accept the absurd assertions of this Administration that the people who have declared their life’s goal is to end America pose no threat to this nation by being inside the organization intended to protect us from the very threat they pose. And yet, this is exactly what many Americans believe. This reminds me of still another quote accredited to Voltaire:
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.