“Prisoner releases only embolden terrorists by giving them the feeling that even if they are caught, their punishment will be brief. Worse, by leading terrorists to think such demands are likely to be met, they encourage precisely the terrorist blackmail they are supposed to defuse.”
The writer of those lines was then-opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu. Netanyahu wrote those lines in his book, Fighting Terrorism: How Democracies Can Defeat Domestic and International Terrorists.
Israel needs that Netanyahu to lead it. But in the face of the current Netanyahu’s abject surrender to terrorism, apparently he is gone.
At best, Netanyahu comes out of this deal looking like a weak leader. At worst, he comes out as a morally challenged, irresponsible, opportunistic politician.
First: Where have all the troubadours of the “Arab Spring Gone”?—–silent are the KristolHammers. They were Eyeless in Gaza, Silent on Sderot as Hamas rockets rained from Gaza whose “liberation” made them giddy with excitement, and Clueless in Cairo where they hailed “the democratic revolution”…. and Putzy in Palestine where they trumpeted the two-state dissolution….huh?
Second: Why does the media treat the recent “foiled Iran terror plot” as if the only target were Saudi Arabia and its wormy little Ambassador? They were, according to all early reports targeting the Israeli Embassy as well.
Third: Qaddafi is not just another pretty face…he is a cruel monster…but the media shows a little ignorance here about his treatment of Jews. They report, among his other depredations that he was guilty of the great pogroms against the Jews that occurred in 1967. Well he certainly does not like Jews but the pogroms and expulsions of 1967 occurred fully two years before Qaddafi came to power in 1969….but then, the ignoramuses in the media thinks all Middle East problems started in 1967.
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ The ultimate symbol of Muslim Democracy may not end up being the purple fingers of the Iraqi ballots but the smoke from burning churches and dead Coptic Christians in Egypt. While Iraq was tenuously balanced between Shiites and Sunnis, Arabs and Kurds, there is no such balance in Egypt. The average Egyptian is a [...]
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/13/freeing-gilad-shalit/print/ On the eve of the joyous Sukkot holiday, Israel learned that Gilad Shalit—the soldier kidnapped and held incommunicado by Hamas in Gaza since June 2006—was soon to be freed in exchange for a thousand security prisoners. That number was already set by the previous government of Ehud Olmert when it started negotiating with [...]
Occupy Wall Street’s ACORN Rent-A-Mobs Posted By Matthew Vadum URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2011/10/13/occupy-wall-street%e2%80%99s-acorn-rent-a-mobs/ Evidence suggests that ACORN, the Left’s premiere astro-turfing organization, has been paying people to participate in the Occupy Wall Street protests. Astro-turfing campaigns can generate big money, and ACORN’s lucrative protest-for-profit program is nothing new. As I note in my book, [...]
Norman Thomas, a U.S. Socialist Party candidate for president, once famously said, “The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But, under the name of ‘liberalism’, they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”
Thomas ran for president six consecutive times from 1928. He needn’t have bothered as Franklin Delano Roosevelt and subsequent Democrat Presidents introduced most of the planks of the Communist Manifesto and we live with them to this day.
The Occupy Wall Street youngsters are the latest foot soldiers of Communism, though it is likely most are too ignorant to realize it. They have been so thoroughly indoctrinated in government schools and by Hollywood and the media that they have no idea how they are being used by labor unions and other leftist organizations.
The protesters are likely unaware of the misery and murders Marx’s Communism imposed on Russia courtesy of Lenin, Stalin, and those who followed in their footsteps. Mao’s Red China murdered thousands as well in the pursuit of the “equality” that is the alleged goal of Communism and liberalism.
Neil Snyder is a chaired professor emeritus at the University of Virginia. His blog, SnyderTalk.com, is posted daily. His latest book is titled If You Voted for Obama in 2008 to Prove You’re Not a Racist, You Need to Vote for Someone Else in 2012 to Prove You’re Not an Idiot.
ONE OF THE SERIOUS PROBLEMS IS THE NUMBER OF CONVERTS TURNED TERRORISTS WHO COME FROM THE PRISON SYSTEM…..PLEASE READ PATRICK DUNLEAVY’S BOOK “THE FERTILE SOIL OF JIHAD-TERRORISM’S PRISON CONVERSION” AND THE REVIEW AND INTERVIEW AT:
Radical Islam is a growing problem throughout the world. In Europe, it’s a burgeoning issue that politicians have been unwilling to address properly because of the influence of Muslims there, but it’s a critical problem in the United States, too — especially in our nation’s prisons.
The mood in the U.S. is so anti-anti-Islam that politicians run for cover whenever Islam is raised as an issue. Not so with Representative Peter King (R-New York). He endured death threats and ridicule from liberals because he held hearings in the House of Representatives to investigate the Islamist threat we face as a nation. The people who castigated King because he took his job in the House seriously will be the first in line to raise a ruckus if/when a homegrown terrorist, maybe an ex-convict who is out on parole, attacks innocent men, women, and children in this country.
http://news.yahoo.com/many-u-manufacturing-jobs-few-skilled-workers-211104184.html WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO AMERICAN VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS? THE TRADES…ELECTRICIANS, MASONS, PLUMBERS, LANDSCAPERS, TURN TO THE IMMIGRANT POPULATION FOR APPRENTICESHIPS…WHILE LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL GRADS THINK THAT “COLLEGE” IS THEIR PATH TO EMPLOYMENT AND SUCCESS…RSK WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. manufacturers are failing to fill thousands of vacant jobs, surprising when 14 million people are searching for [...]
Tuesday’s ‘Debate’ Means Nothing — Perry’s Pluses Are Still Undeniable URL to article: http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/last-nights-debate-means-nothing-perrys-pluses-are-still-undeniable/ Can we even call what went down at Dartmouth last night a debate? Not in my book. But even so, the word is out that Governor Rick Perry is dead in the water after last night’s “debate” and the reason is [...]
So far, the only major accomplishment of the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters is that they have finally put an end to their previous initiative, “Occupy Our Mothers’ Basements.”
Oddly enough for such a respectable-looking group — a mixture of adolescents looking for a cause, public sector union members, drug dealers, criminals, teenage runaways, people who have been at every protest since the Berkeley Free Speech Movement, Andrea Dworkin look-alikes, people 95 percent of whose hair is concentrated in their ponytails and other average Democrats — they can’t even explain what they’re protesting.
The protesters either treat inquiries about their purpose as a trick question, or — worse — instantly rattle off a series of insane causes: “No. 1, abolish capitalism; No. 2, because 9/11 was an inside job; No. 3, because Mumia is innocent …”
Curiously, the only point universally agreed upon by the protesters and their admirers in the Democratic Party and the mainstream media is that “Occupy Wall Street” should be compared to the tea party. Yes, that would be the same tea party that has been denounced and slandered by the Democratic Party and the mainstream media for the last three years.
As a refresher: The Democratic National Committee called the tea partiers “angry mobs” and “rabid right-wing extremists.” ABC said they were a “mob.” CNN accused them of “rabble rousing.” Harry Reid called them “evil mongers.” Nancy Pelosi said they were “un-American.” CNN’s Anderson Cooper and every single host on MSNBC called the tea partiers a name that referred to an obscure gay sex act.