http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2034/Looking-at-the-Axis-of-Unreason.aspx http://www.statesman.com/news/statesman-investigates/catastrophic-amputations-rise-in-afghanistan-wars-final-years-2184917.html?viewAsSinglePage=true CATASTROPHIC AMPUTATIONS RISE IN AFGHANISTAN’S FINAL WAR YEARS Military looks for ways to protect troops from IEDs By Jeremy Schwartz Six months after the blast in the mountains of southern Afghanistan, Pfc. Matthew Leyva rolls into the rehabilitation center at the Center for the Intrepid in a mechanized wheelchair. His left arm is [...]
In yet another curtsy to the politically correct orthodoxy, President Barack Obama’s White House plans to tinker with federal police curriculums for counterterrorism training classes, according to a Beltway public-interest organization.
The first bit of “revamping” is the removal of all material that groups, such as the Council on American Islamic Relations , or CAIR, find offensive or containing a “negative” image of Muslims.
It’s a government-wide call to end Islamophobia, according to a blog by a Washington, DC-based watchdog group that investigates, exposes and prosecutes government corruption.
A few months after the Obama White House ordered an investigation of government counterterrorism training, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has destroyed instructional material that characterizes Muslims as prone to violence or terrorism, according to the Judicial Watch blog.
So far 700 pages of documents from about 300 presentations given to agents since the 2001 terrorist attacks have been purged, according to a new report published this week. The White House order came after the same publication reported in late November that the FBI, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Pentagon taught employees that mainstream Muslims embrace violence and compared the Islamic religion to the death star.
Are Our Museums Substituting Political Correctness For Inspiration? By Gerald Walpin*
GERALD WALPIN IS THE FORMER INSPECTOR GENERAL APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT BUSH. HE WAS FIRED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WITHOUT CAUSE–WHEN HE GOT CLOSE TO DISCLOSING A POSSIBLE SCANDAL THAT LED RIGHT UP TO THE STEPS OF THE WHITE HOUSE. …..RSK
The Code Of Ethics, adopted by the American Association Of Museums, directs museums “to foster an informed appreciation of the rich … world we have inherited.” For that purpose, the Ethics Code directs, programs should “respect … traditions,” and “encourage people” by providing “inspiration,” and thereby “promote the public good,” not any museum management’s personal agenda.
My wife and I are supporters of several of New York’s excellent museums. I am saddened, however, by recent changes in two museums, that replace tradition and inspiration with someone’s view of what is politically correct. One change does not promote public good, but debases traditions, and torpedoes inspiration from our country’s major hero. The other creates a false impression of the positive role of a political hero of some.
The New York Historical Society deserves plaudits for its exhibits and speakers, and its total building renovation. Unfortunately, the new sculpture montage at the entrance highlights deficiencies, rather than positive aspects, of our country.
The bust of George Washington is central – as it should be, given his role in our country’s creation and his New York inauguration as the first President. But the description that accompanies it hardly creates inspiration. Instead, it starts by merely calling him “a symbol of liberty.” He was no simple “symbol.” He unselfishly left his luxury life to serve for years as General, leading patriots in muddy and snowy fields to a victory that gave us the freedom that we enjoy today, despite knowing that, if unsuccessful, he faced execution or years in prison. Then, for eight years, he well led this country from its birth. None of that is even mentioned there.
Is the Obama Administration more concerned that Iran may get a nuclear weapon, or that Israel may use military force to prevent Iran from doing so? The answer is the latter, judging from comments on Sunday by Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey.
Appearing on CNN, General Dempsey sent precisely the wrong message if the main U.S. strategic goal is convincing Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions. He said the U.S. is urging Israel not to attack Iran—because Iran hasn’t decided to build a bomb, because an Israeli attack probably wouldn’t set back Iran by more than a couple of years, and because it would invite retaliation and be “destabilizing” throughout the Middle East.
“That’s the question with which we all wrestle. And the reason we think that it’s not prudent at this point to decide to attack Iran,” the General said, referring to a possible Iranian response to an attack. “That’s been our counsel to our allies, the Israelis. And we also know or believe we know that the Iranian regime has not decided that they will embark on the capability—or the effort to weaponize their nuclear capability.”
In a single sound bite, General Dempsey managed to tell the Iranians they can breathe easier because Israel’s main ally is opposed to an attack on Iran, such attack isn’t likely to work in any case, and the U.S. fears Iran’s retaliation. It’s as if General Dempsey wanted to ratify Iran’s rhetoric that the regime is a fearsome global military threat.
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http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11455/pub_detail.asp Malfeasance is defined as the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law. Federal governmental malfeasance fueled by political corruption is the single, most important issue of the 2012 election. Driven solely by political expediency and a craving for personal power and profit, while remaining [...]
One shouldn’t wonder much about why Norway, Sweden, and Demark are willing to submit, like “Britainistan,” without so much as an audible whimper, to their steady Islamization, to their becoming de facto departments of a growing international caliphate. All three countries are welfare states that welcomed Muslim immigrants by the planeload over the decades to perform the work which entitlement-obsessed and welfare benefits-seduced Scandinavians no longer wished to perform. “Islamophobes” they were not. And still aren’t, even though their skyrocketing crime rates are directly attributable to immigrant and second-generation Muslims.
All three countries are governed by leftist elites, by political parties that redistribute other people’s money and spread the wealth around a lot. The Left has made an alliance with Islam, which wants to spread its creed around across the board and impose its ideology on non-Muslims by guile or force. There are, however, two camps of the Left. There is the Left that hates the West as much as do the Muslims, and will do anything to destroy it, even if it means its own dhimmitude and demise under Sharia law and submission. One could not imagine another group in that part of the globe more dedicated to the destruction of their own country. “We will be multicultural and non-judgmental, even if it means our own deaths. It is the right thing to do. We will be virtuous, even if it means accepting penance for our culture being superior to Islamic culture.”
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.11459/pub_detail.asp It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past have defended Hamas and Hizballah and have also issued blatantly anti-Semitic statements. At this meeting, the FBI revealed that [...]
The rehabilitation of an underground revolutionaryYoung people turned out in droves this year to mark the 70th anniversary of Avraham ‘Ya’ir’ Stern’s death
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE PLANS TO MAKE A MOVIE WITH COLIN FIRTH PLAYING STERN? IT WAS IN PROCESS…RSK
Seventy years ago this week, on the 25th of the Hebrew month of Shvat, three British officers burst into a small apartment in south Tel Aviv, in the now trendy neighborhood of Florentin, and searched the flat for the most wanted man in Palestine. He was a Polish-born doctoral student of Greek poetry, a scholar of Eros from the Hebrew University, a melancholy romantic by the name of Avraham Stern who had left the University of Florence in Italy and returned to the land of Israel in order to declare war on the British Empire.
They didn’t find him at first, but a wet shaving brush in the apartment of an unmarried woman encouraged them to look further, and when Assistant Superintendent Jeffrey Morton thrust a hand deep into a wooden closet through a thicket of dresses, he touched flesh. Stern was pulled out into the light and shot twice. The British officers contended a struggle had ensued; the faithful members of the underground group Stern headed have always said he was executed on the floor of the apartment.
Richard Baehr Poison Ivy League
For generations, Jewish parents have looked to a small collection of colleges as the tickets to success in America for their children. Foremost among the elite institutions are the eight Ivy League schools, and a handful of others, including Stanford, MIT, Duke and the University of Chicago.
Jewish students are substantially over-represented at all these schools, given that Jews make up but 2 percent of the country’s population. Harvard, Columbia, Yale, Brown, Cornell and the University of Pennsylvania, routinely have a 20 to 25% Jewish component, or even higher, in their entering classes. The others are in the 10 to 15% range.
Jewish philanthropy to these schools is even more disproportionate. As Jews have prospered in America, the Ivy League and elite school alumni have learned that not all their children, the “legacies,” will be admitted. With many schools admitting fewer than 10% of all applicants, the competition is fierce for spots even among the alumni’s children. As a result, stepping up with big gifts is a key to establishing a favored position when admissions committees look at the legacy pool.
One thing the Jewish parents of future hedge-fund managers, lawyers, professors, elected officials, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, journalists and corporate leaders are probably not counting on is that their children will be entering the most toxic environment in America – at least when it comes to attitudes toward Israel. For Jews, there has always been the belief that there is safety in numbers. If their children, heaven forbid, chose to go to Brigham Young University or the University of Oklahoma, that would be dangerous on three fronts: not prestigious enough, not enough Jewish students and too Christian. But at Harvard or Penn or Columbia, what could go wrong? Hillel is large and active at each of these schools. Buildings are named for Jewish donors. Many professors are Jewish. There are Shabbat services, kosher food options and Jewish holiday observances. But if Jews in America care about the future of the state of Israel, they might want to
think twice about their commitment to schools that are at forefront of delegitimizing the Jewish state.