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June 2012



Decapitating democracy

It’s old news by now that the so-called Arab Spring was literally and figuratively sparked by a street vendor in Tunisia.The self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in front of a government building took place in December 2010, a mere year and a half ago. It feels much longer, due to the great deal that has happened since then.

But time flies when you’re having fun. And the Middle East has been one big party for the last 18 months, with much fanfare and fireworks. That this bash has been characterized by the uncorking of Shariah, not champagne, and that blood is flowing instead of bubbly, is beside the point, according to many cautiously optimistic analysts. It took a century for the French Revolution to produce democracy, they argue. And what’s a hundred years in the grand scheme of things?

Such a take on the radical Islamization of every country in our neighborhood may or may not be justified in the distant future, though none of us will be alive to see how it all turned out. Either we’ll have been killed by the sword or died of old age. In the meantime, however, what we’ve been witnessing is an eerie repeat of the Islamic Revolution — the one that took place in Iran in 1979, with the toppling of the autocratic shah and the rise of the Muslim monster, Ayatollah Khomeini.

Though it is understandable that the French Revolution has come to mind in relation to the goings-on in the Arab-Muslim world — where decapitation is alive and well — even the barbaric act of beheading was conducted differently in France.



This week, Jewish Ideas Daily commemorates the forty-fifth anniversary of the Six-Day War with a day-by-day synopsis, for which we are indebted to Michael Oren’s comprehensive Six Days of War. Below, the second of a seven-part series. Read part I here.

As the sun rose on June 5th, 1967, squadrons of Egypt’s MiG fighter jets took to the skies for their morning patrols. Fearing that an Israeli attack would begin at dawn, their aim was to be ready to meet any Israeli planes. With an air force twice the size of Israel’s, consisting of over 400 modern combat aircraft (supplied by the USSR), they were more than a match for their adversary in the air. But finding everything quiet that morning, they returned to base for breakfast. At bases from the Sinai down to Luxor, the most powerful air force in the region stood inert on the tarmac, without even hangars for protection.

Unbeknownst to the Egyptians, the Israelis were wise to their daily routine. They had gathered intelligence not only on every Egyptian jet, but on every pilot, down to the sound of his voice. This intelligence was the basis of “Operation Focus”: the plan, revealed to only a handful of ministers, to attack the Egyptian air force at its most vulnerable. Still, no one expected what was to follow.

At 7:10 a.m., the Israeli Air Force set off for what looked like routine patrols. But although the planes appeared to be Mirage jets, they were in fact no more than a mirage: the real fighter jets, flying below radar detection, were about to begin the assault on Egypt’s airfields. Some flew out into the Mediterranean, to come back around to hit targets from Al-Mansura in the north, to Cairo, and still further to Al-Minya in the south. Others flew south over the Negev before turning east to hit targets across the Sinai peninsula. Still others continued on over the Red Sea, on their way to Luxor.


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ICE Deports Gang Member Wanted for Murder – Again; Michael Cutler

ICE Deports Gang Member Wanted for Murder – Again http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/ice-deports-gang-member-wanted-for-murder-again Today’s commentary is based on an article I recently wrote for the CAPS (Californians for Population Stabilization website). My CAPS article was, itself, prompted by a news release that was posted on May 24, 2012 by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) that touted the arrest […]


A Gift from the Religion of Atrocity

URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/05/a-gift-from-the-religion-of-atrocity/

Reprinted from Gates of Vienna.

An article in this morning’s Sunday Times about female genital mutilation in the UK has been much discussed today in Britain. Our English correspondent Seneca III presents a summary of the article, and adds his own thoughts on the whole sordid matter.

The leading article in today’s Sunday Times is a story of more cultural enrichment. Essentially, it reports on an undercover investigation into the extent of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

And, as ‘thetimesonline.com’ is behind a subscription firewall and cannot be linked, here follows a short review/synopsis with some comments from me connecting the quotations and elaborating in a politically incorrect manner in a couple of places (direct quotations from the ST are in italics).

Forward, a charity that campaigns against FGM, revealed this weekend that 100,000 women in Britain have undergone mutilation. A further 24,000* girls are thought to be at risk of suffering the agonising procedure**.

Such acts which are widespread in parts of Africa*** and the Middle East are illegal in Britain.

* Estimates place the worldwide figure at 140 million — guess where most of them are (apart from those now setting up their occupied territories in Europe and the USA)?

** I will include no details here. It is Sunday, and even after so many years of exposure to the ideological root causes of this atrocity, those years have still have not inured me to the horrors of this and all the other joys of Sharia.

*** The ST did state “Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia”(Whereas they didn’t actually clarify the Ogaden region of Ethiopia that is tribally and culturally Somali Muslim as opposed to the Christian North, or Islamic North Sudan as opposed to the Christian and Animist South. Those areas in fact long conquered and subjugated by The Religion of Peace.)


The Long-Delayed Trial of the Fort Hood Terrorist http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/05/the-long-delayed-trial-of-the-fort-hood-terrorist/print/ It’s around 5,000 miles from El-Bireh, a dirty little administrative center for the Palestinian Authority bureaucracy, to Kileen, Texas. A year after Nidal Hasan opened fire in Fort Hood, killing 13 and wounding 29, a public square in El-Bireh was dedicated to Dalal Mughrabi, a terrorist […]



First they came for the trans fat. Now New York City is going after Big Soda — bureaucratic guns blazing. Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to ban the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, delis, sports stadiums, movie theaters, and food carts would fine businesses as much as $200 for each plus-size drink they sell.

Gulp. Big gulp. Speaking of which, since the rule won’t apply to supermarkets and convenience stores, you should still be able to buy 7/11’s enormous 32-ounce Big Gulp, a giant container of sugary fizz dwarfed only by the 44-ounce Super Gulp and the 64-ounce Double Big Gulp, which is twice the size of the average human stomach.

Nor will the ban extend to fruit juice, dairy-based beverages such as the 580-calorie Chocolate Frosty from Wendy’s, or alcoholic drinks. A ten-ounce margarita packs about 600 calories, around 10 percent more than a McDonald’s Big Mac.

All of that will be permitted, and yet you will no longer be able to grab a standard 20-ounce Coke bottle from a street cart in Central Park. Ditto for the 20-ounce Snapple and Gatorade bottles at your local sandwich shop.

“I think it’s absurd,” said Paul Previti, owner of a Delmonico’s deli in midtown Manhattan. “I’m totally against it.” Delmonico’s sells several items larger than 16 ounces, and it would have to take these off the shelves to avoid a penalty. And, Previti adds, it’s silly to force people of different shapes, sizes, and needs to conform to the same arbitrary number. “First off, if you take a 16-ounce soda and throw some of it into a cup of ice, what are you left with? Ten ounces of soda? A guy who pulls over in a truck and has to go up on the Thruway, he might want to have the soda there for a couple of hours.”


http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2012/06/04/supranational-government-in-europe/?singlepage=true Great swathes of southern Europe operated as a fiscal scam within the European Monetary Union, we know now. Greece lied about its economy to get into EMU and then ran its national debt up to 130% of GDP to feed a kleptocratic patronage machine. Spain’s banks fed a real estate bubble that, in relative […]



After the famous air raid on Japan on April 18, 1942 led by then Colonel James Doolittle and his squadron of B-25 bomber, launched from the USS Hornet, a series of events were set into motion. One being from our newly found war foe Japan and her military leadership and the other from one very keen and history enriched Admiral Chester Nimitz. In what was to be the largest ever sea battle in size and scope known to man, the results would yield the writing of world history for 70 years to come. However, how much longer will that battle be relevant to world history?

It has always surprised me how this nation’s media has always weighed far more heavily the D-Day invasion that took place two years after Midway. Had we blundered or had the wrong Admiral been in place at the time to make use of the slight but tested intelligence, we could have fallen for the elaborate feint in the Aleutian Islands or held back to protect a suspected threat against Hawaii or the West Coast. We might have been caught in those traps with an inferior force and history may have been flowed in just the opposite direction, where we would have lost both Hawaii and the West Coast of the United States. Without a dramatic and concise victory and the use of intelligence before it aged beyond usefulness, there would have been no saving Europe, and the United States would have found itself looking quite different from today, as it no doubt would have been controlled by an axis power.

Another matter, which has slipped the minds of some of the greatest historians, is the fact that Mexico had reversed its stance on the Embargo to the Axis powers in 1940 and was making deals with Germany, Japan, and Russia for its oil supply. Mexico was lining up to be on the side of the Axis Powers. Had Japan bested us at Midway, the Mexican Government could have easily been emboldened to allow Axis powers to move up from their positions in South America and in from Japan to squeeze the United States into a war here on our own soil. We would have been fighting Yamamoto from behind blades of grass as he once quipped in regard to Americans’ rights to own guns.

The irony of the end of World War 2 is that it was not the end of centralized governance and tyranny. To every American who sacrificed their lives or gave of themselves completely and unselfishly I offer my thanks for what you did. To those of you who are veterans that are still with us today from World War 2, I want you to know you are not forgotten by all us. There are many of us who do know our history and are preparing to save our nation based on that history you helped to write, 70 years ago.

A toast to “Point Luck” and the heroes of the United States Navy!

United States Japan

Casualties 307 2,500


There has been plenty of conjecture regarding Obama’s biography. Clearly, he has a penchant for fiction and does not care to fact-check his own life. Nor does he care for others to fact-check or scrutinize what he has been doing as president. Has this been why he has been decimating the taxpayers’ best friends in Washington: the inspectors general?

Inspectors general are investigative officials charged with monitoring government programs for waste, fraud, incompetency, corruption, and the like. They are the taxpayers’ first line of defense against a rampaging, out-of-control, and corrupt government. Unlike many if not most government programs, inspector general programs have a sterling return on investment. For example, Daniel Levinson, inspector general of the Health and Human Services Department, has been an unheralded hero for taxpayers. Since he took his job a few years ago, his investigations have led to more charges for health care fraud than ever before, and his office has returned about $11 billion to the Medicare Trust Fund (see this glowing profile in Business Week). Even in Obama’s Washington, that is serious money: those billions that will be available to care for our nation’s seniors. Levinson certainly is as deserving of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as Bob Dylan.

Inspectors general are a natural enemy of, let’s say, a politician who hails from Cook County and who likes to spend with abandon. This is particularly true when the beneficiaries of the spending are donors and supporters who can be paid back for their support with other people’s money. Didn’t Barack Obama define politics as a way to punish enemies and reward friends? Such is politics done the Chicago Way.

Looking at the past three years of Barack Obama’s presidency, there appears to have been a plan all along to blunt the effectiveness of inspectors general. This has been done by a variety of ways: by trying to force through Congress new and richly funded programs akin to “slush funds” without providing for the oversight that comes from the inspector general program; by stonewalling and attacking Darrell Issa, who as chairman of the House Government Reform and Oversight Committee (the two words “reform” and “oversight” are anathema to Barack Obama) has called for expanding the power of inspectors general; brutal public personal attacks on various inspectors general that are meant to drive them from office and chill the investigative efforts of others; and by deliberately failing to fill vacancies in the ranks of inspectors general — a dereliction of duty on the part of Barack Obama that earned the president a stinging rebuke in a recent Washington Post editorial (“Where are the inspectors general?”).

When Democrats were in control of Congress, President Obama was on a rampage: pushing through various programs that have gone down the memory hole because they have been judged failures and have become unpopular. Foremost among these have been the stimulus boondoggle and ObamaCare.