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Since the start of his talking head stint on MSNBC’s The Cycle Touré has been referred to as a few not so nice words. This week, it happened to be “village idiot” after his support of President Obama’s drone wars and the right to kill American citizens, especially those who have jumped ship and joined Al Qaeda. Ironically,  7 weeks ago Toure seemed to be anti-drone wars, “It wrecks the soul of America,” Touré said.

Flippity flop. Touré changed his tune during this week’s episode of The Cycle, Touré had this to say:

We’re at war with al Qaeda right now, and if you join al Qaeda, you lose the right to be an American. You lose the right to due process. You declare yourself an enemy of this nation, and you are committing treason. And I don’t see why we should expand American rights to people who want to kill Americans, who are working to kill Americans, who are committing treason. This is not criticizing the United States. This is going to war against the United States.

Touré makes it way too easy for people to refer to him as MSNBC’s village idiot. But what makes it even crazier is when you adamantly defend your flippity flopness via Twitter:

Toure Tweet

…and

Toure Tweet

It’s always nice to have a vehicle to voice your opinion, but wouldn’t it be nicer if the opinions were at least a little consistent? I’m pretty sure Touré’s block list on Twitter has a few more people added to it.

  • LemonNLime

    When I read this comment, I almost fell out of my bed.

    Is this the same jamesfromphilly that recently railed against black people who supported the 2nd amendment? The very same who basically said that black who believed in guns rights supported the system of white supremacy?

    If so then you are a hypocrite. Drones are being used indiscriminately on brown people on the other side of the world killing many innocent men, women, and children. But that is OK because a biracial president is allowing it or it doesn’t affect black people here? Many of those people have nothing to with the Taliban or Al Qaeda and are victims of them too. And you know what breeds more terrorists? Killing families and leaving destruction in your wake. These people are seeing our government do this and we aren’t winning any friends. And might I remind you of the possibly for drones to be used in US territory by our govenment or for countries like Iran or China or N. Korea to use drones on us.

    There needs to be rules for drone warfare recognized by States, just like we have the Geneva Convention.

    And don’t use 9/11 as an example like you are some patriot, OK? My mom was supposed to be at the Pentagon that day and 9/11 was the only day in my life where I publicly got on the ground thanked God for her not being there. That was the 2nd attempt on that building so it was a known target and it was already establish that many of the deaths that day could have been avoided if the CIA and FBI picked up a damn phone and spoke to each other. In Pakistan alone, we have already killed the same amount of people if not more than those who died in 9/11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan#Statistics.

    Looks like jamesfrmphilly is an agent of white supremacy and neo-con politics himself.

  • LemonNLime

    Is this the same jamesfromphilly that recently railed against black people who supported the 2nd amendment? The very same who basically said that black who believed in guns rights supported the system of white supremacy?

    If so then you are a hypocrite. Drones are being used indiscriminately on brown people on the other side of the world killing many innocent men, women, and children. But that is OK because a biracial president is allowing it or it doesn’t affect black people here? Many of those people have nothing to with the Taliban or Al Qaeda and are victims of them too. And you know what breeds more terrorists? Killing families and leaving destruction in your wake. These people are seeing our government do this and we aren’t winning any friends. And might I remind you of the possibly for drones to be used in US territory by our govenment or for countries like Iran or China or N. Korea to use drones on us.

    There needs to be rules for drone warfare recognized by States, just like we have the Geneva Convention.

    And don’t use 9/11 as an example like you are some patriot, OK? My mom was supposed to be at the Pentagon that day and 9/11 was the only day in my life where I publicly got on the ground thanked God for her not being there. That was the 2nd attempt on that building so it was a known target and it was already establish that many of the deaths that day could have been avoided if the CIA and FBI picked up a damn phone and spoke to each other. In Pakistan alone, we have already killed the same amount of people if not more than those who died in 9/11. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drone_attacks_in_Pakistan#Statistics.

    Looks like jamesfrmphilly is an agent of white supremacy and neo-con politics himself.

  • http://thedrtywrk.wordpress.com Natsai Alexandria

    Im scratching my head reading this article thinking “I thought he was a hip hop critic???” Why is he giving input on politics all of a sudden? And even as a hip hop critic he was a mess!

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