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Bill O’Reilly’s Predictably Bellicose Venom-Spewing Expected By Fox News Watchers

Shall we “let them eat sand?”

In 2001, six days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Bill O’Reilly called on his fellow bloodthirsty patriots to wage a war against civilian targets if the Afghan government did not immediately extradite Osama bin Laden to the U.S.

According to the media watchdog FAIR:

“This is a very primitive country. And taking out their ability to exist day to day will not be hard. Remember, the people of any country are ultimately responsible for the government they have. The Germans were responsible for Hitler. The Afghans are responsible for the Taliban. We should not target civilians. But if they don’t rise up against this criminal government, they starve, period.”

Of Iraq, another country on which the Fox News host (perhaps clairvoyantly?) fixed his crosshairs, he said “their infrastructure must be destroyed and the population made to endure yet another round of intense pain…. Maybe then the people there will finally overthrow Saddam.”

It also seems that O’Reilly in all his wisdom, was an early supporter of the Arab Spring. Sort of.

If Libya’s Moammar Gaddafi didn’t step down and go into exile the U.S. should “bomb his oil facilities, all of them. And we mine the harbor in Tripoli. Nothing goes in, nothing goes out. We also destroy all the airports in Libya. Let them eat sand.”

We wonder what he’ll have to say about Chechnya, the once-wartorn republic in the Russian Federation, in the coming days.

Image: [Raw Story]

h/t Peter Hart

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