Into the Fray: Surrendering sovereignty
By adopting a policy to avoid confrontations in which it can prevail, Israel may eventually find itself forced into one in which it cannot.
Our hope – a hope 2,000 years old – will not be lost: To be a free people in our land, the land of Zion and Jerusalem – From “Hatikva” (“The Hope”), Israel’s national anthem
Supreme power or authority; the authority of a state to govern itself; complete power to govern a country; the state of being a country with freedom to govern itself;
Definition of Sovereignty
– The Oxford Dictionary
Something is distinctly rotten in the State of Israel. The decision this week to delay – apparently indefinitely – the demolition and the replacement of the hazardous Mughrabi Bridge, linking the Western Wall and the Temple Mount, is a deeply disturbing sign. It is easy to downplay the significance of the decision; to present it as giving precedence to prudence over pride.
http://shmuelkatz.com/wordpress/ “Don’t despair, you will live to see a state in spite of these rascals,” said Zionist leader Vladimir Jabotinsky to two young idealists, dejected after witnessing the behavior of the Leftwing Labor faction at the 17th Zionist congress in 1931.Jabotinsky was, of course, right. They did live to see a state. Unfortunately, what he [...]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.10948,css.print/pub_detail.asp As a child, I used to play with the neighbors across the street in one of the coolest sandboxes one could imagine. It was built into the landscape, with giant boulders lining the back and sides. Five kids could easily play in it, building sandcastles and manipulating bulldozers and dump trucks to their hearts [...]
Patrick Dunleavy’s book on prisons and the imams that convert inmates is the most important and disturbing book I have read in years. Read it and be very afraid…..rsk
Zuccotti Park in New York City became the birthplace and later the headquarters of the nationwide Occupy Wall Street Movement in September of this year.
Camp kitchens were set up with gourmet meals to feed the hungry protesters as they waged war for the proletariat against the rich.
Distribution of sleeping bags and other essentials necessary for a prolonged stay in the park were free to all who came.
It was touted as the working man’s Utopia, fighting against the evil one percent who enslave us.
It didn’t take long for trouble to brew in Paradise. News reports of drug usage, crime, and sexual assault began to emerge in the following weeks. How did that happen?
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http://frontpagemag.com/2011/12/02/the-low-countries-at-their-lowest/ NRC Handelsblad is arguably the most respected newspaper in the Netherlands. Hans Moll was an editor there for twenty years. He is now retired, and has a few things to say about what he experienced there. In his new book, Verzwijgen als of het gedrunkt staat, of Hoe de nuance verdween: NRC Handelsblad over [...]
IBN WARRAQ IS THE REAL THING…AN INTELLECTUAL, A HUMANIST, A SCHOLAR AND A REALIST UNLIKE THE OTHER SO CALLED “MOSLEM MODERATES” WHO APPEAL TO WESTERN AUDIENCES AND BLATHER MUCH “DISINFORMATION” ON THE FAITH DRIVEN BASIS OF TERROR AND JIHAD….RSK
Ibn Warraq, a leading apostate from Islam, author of numerous critical works on the subject, is best described as a skeptic. Born a Muslim in India at the dawn of the partition of the British Raj into the modern nations of India and Pakistan, his family like millions of other Muslims, removed themselves to Pakistan. However, unlike others, his family saw fit to send both he and his elder brother to a boarding school in the English Midlands. For that prescient act, both Warraq and we are grateful. As a young student assisted by a welcoming environment, he nurtured a life-long appreciation of his new surroundings, culture and the cornerstone Judeo-Christian values that form the basis of the Western Enlightenment. Later at university, his curiosity about his cultural origins led him to begin a professional application of Western critical thinking to an historical examination of the origins of Islam, the Qur’an and Mohammed. That resulted in his rejection of Islam and its replacement with secularism.
Having written countless columns and blog posts arguing that the see-no-Islam counterinsurgency strategy (COIN) has led to failure in two wars in the umma and the dhimmification of the U.S. military, it’s almost funny to see the debate more or less officially joined over my recent column on what appears to be simply the gross-out, PG-13 movie topic of peeing toward Mecca. Or, rather, not peeing toward Mecca.
The latter is the lesson that an Afghan Muslim contractor has been teaching Marines before they deploy to Afghanistan, in accordance with an Islamic canonical hadith called “The Prohibition of Facing the Qiblah When Relieving Oneself.” But maybe the debate had to take this excretory turn with the Pentagon awash in the phony fundamentals of Greg Mortenson’s discredited “Three Cups of Tea.”
Thankfully, Obama’s abandonment of the traditional US role as the leader of the free world has not prevented Western governments and regional forces for freedom from acting in their common interests
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Something is happening in Iran. Forces are in motion. But what is happening? And who are the forces that are on the move? Since this week’s bombing in Isfahan, the world media is rife with speculation that the war with Iran over its nuclear weapons program has begun. But if the war has begun, who is fighting it? What are their aims? And what are their methods and means of attack?
Wednesday the Times of London published a much cited article about this week’s blast in Isfahan. The article referred to the bombed installation as a “uranium enrichment facility.” But there is no uranium enrichment facility at Isfahan. Rather there is a uranium conversion facility.
As the news analysis website “The Missing Peace,” explained, a UCF is an installation where yellowcake is converted into uranium hexafluoride, or UF6. In Iran, the UF6 from Isfahan is sent to Natanz, where it is enriched.
FBI Criminal Informant Complicit in Brian Terry’s Death (PJM Exclusive) Posted By Bob Owens
In the growing Fast and Furious scandal, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry’s death in Peck Canyon, Arizona was previously described as a chance meeting that led to a firefight: an illegal alien “rip crew” working for the Sinaloa cartel was hoping to find other illegal aliens and to rob them at gunpoint. Instead, they stumbled across a Border Patrol unit and murdered Agent Terry.
Last week, the Washington Times offered a new version of the encounter: they reported that the rip crew was not hunting illegals, but Border Patrol teams — with the intention of engaging them in combat .
Sources now tell PJ Media that neither version of events is accurate: the rip crew was not waiting for a chance encounter with other illegals, nor did the members intend to engage American law enforcement agents.
The rip crew was in Peck Canyon that evening with the intention of stealing money and drugs from a specific shipment of which they had prior knowledge.
Sources claim the Department of Justice has been trying for almost a year to hide the key information — how the rip crew knew the shipment was coming through that night.