by David Ray 7/21/14
I was a huge fan of NCIS once. I recognized David McCullum and became intrigued seeing The Man from U.N.C.L.E. dude. From here we explore the political component of my once favorite show.
Until this nauseating episode, the show had a knack for not tipping its hand as to the writer’s politics. It did lean slightly conservative in that the show had not yet caught Hollywood’s urge to denigrate the military. (Honorable mention to the NCIS episode, “Call of Silence” – it epitomized and honored a CMH recipient.)
An example is necessary: When the Kate Todd character was asked what she thought of what Ariel Sharon was doing, she responds “Assassinating Hamas leaders, or pulling settlements out of Gaza?” We’re left unable to know if Kate (Sasha Alexandra) is normal or liberal.
Enter the Jan 15, 2008 episode titled “Tribes.”
A Muslim Marine is killed. Who dunnit!? How do we find the culprit!?
Well, of course, we have Mossad officer “Ziva David” donning a hijab to accommodate her entry into a mosque. (The mosque was refreshingly clear of snipers at the moment.) OK, when in Rome, what the hell . . . except this isn’t Rome. I do understand the courtesy, but am also aware that requesting comparable formality of any IRS agent would earn me unveiled contempt.
Now Ziva prides herself on a fond memory of a loved Muslim bud who was killed by the IDF. Hey Ziva! Wanna let the TV audience in on the fact that that happens because of a long-standing tradition of Muslim trash using their own children as human shields!? (Guess not.)
Now we have the Muslim dad literally impeding an investigation by dictating terms — no autopsies or he’ll cry! Ducky gallantly complies and risks his and Jimmy’s career by stealthfully employing a cat-scan instead.
Ducky’s assistant Jimmy takes umbrage and protests the deception. The trouble is that Jimmy is following another Hollywood script and Ducky wins a straw-man argument. (When will us hay-seeds ever learn that we always lose choreographed arguments?)
At this point, I’m seriously considering my next television purchase in that I’m beginning to doubt the shelf life of the current one.
Now comes the absolute reason why I stopped watching NCIS and ended up buying a new TV. (Wanted a bigger one anyway.) The villain turns out to be an evil American red-neck bigot who is gratuitously killing Muslim Marines! (No wonder Janet Napolitano addresses such Christian terrorism in a memo.)
Hamas could have written that NCIS episode. The only question is if they have it on DVD. There is just one major-league problem. Back in March of 2003, that did happen, but it was the reverse of the NCIS portrayal. Mark Fidel Kools (as the press call him), a.k.a. ex-Sgt Hasan K. Akbar, killed two officers of the 101st Airborne in Kuwait. The little darling had much in common with Bowe Bergdahl – they cried and real Americans died.
And later, occurring in November 2009, it gets worse if not surreal. Ex-Maj Nidal Hasan went on to kill 14 (counting the unborn child).
All the warning signs were there (one literally written on his card), but while we have Wesley-Clark-type cross-dressers in high places, and NCIS agitprop to back them up, the grunts will have to endure “workplace violence” or sign a charge sheet.
Need proof? Gen. Casey was more worried about our diversity being a potential casualty than he was about some pregnant soldier who’s last words were “My baby!” • (3932 views)