NATO ought not exist at all, and if it must exist, surely Turkey’s Islamist government — friend of Iran, financial backer of the Hamas terrorist organization, facilitator of operations against Israel — has no business being in it. Now, Turkey appears poised to exploit its NATO membership to force the Western intervention in Syria that the Muslim Brotherhood and allied Islamists have been calling for.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a Sunni Islamic supremacist with longstanding ties to the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s most influential Sunni supremacist organization. The Brotherhood is leading the mujahideen (called the “opposition” or the “rebels” by the mainstream media) that seeks to oust the Assad regime in Syria — dominated by the Alawites, a minority Shiite sect. Unsurprisingly, then, Turkey’s government has taken a very active role in abetting the Brotherhood’s operations against the Syrian regime, which have also been joined by al-Qaeda and other Sunni militants.
On Friday, a Turkish air force jet entered Syrian air space, and Assad regime forces shot it down. Turkey claims the jet “mistakenly” cruised over Syria, and that, by the time it was taken down, it was in international air space over the Mediterranean. One need carry no brief for Assad to conclude that, given the interventionist drum-beat for no-fly zones and direct military and logistical aid to the “opposition,” Syria rationally took the presence of a Turkish military aircraft in its air space as a provocation. Turkey insists it was not “spying” — that this was just an accident to which Syria overreacted. That would be a good argument if the regime were not under siege and if the Syrian and Turkish governments had not been exchanging hostile words (mostly, threats from Erdogan) for months. That, of course, is not the case.
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Throughout the history of western civilization, long hair has been a symbol of many things: strength, beauty, singularity, sexuality and rebellion against authority to name a few. Think of Samson, Botticelli’s Venus, Rapunzel, Lady Godiva, the Beatles, hippies, Farah Fawcett and Jennifer Aniston – two women whose careers were launched largely on the basis of their luxuriant manes and iconic hairstyles. Short hair for men in our times has been traditionally associated with the military, law enforcement and conservatism; for women, it has been a symbol of liberation, athleticism, lesbianism and androgyny. Shorn hair is most often associated with treason, punishment and prisoners, which brings me to the case of Rodney Alcala, a convicted serial killer from California who has been extradited to New York to stand trial for the 1970’s murder of two women here.
Alcala is a 68 year old man who sports long gray curly hair, hanging below his shoulders, very much in the style of hippies and rock stars. He has been behind bars since 1979 and has spent the last two years on Death Row, convicted of strangling four young women and a 12 year old girl, after sexually abusing and torturing them. Prior to 1979, he had been imprisoned for a total of 4 and 1/2 years for various offenses including the attempted murder of another child , an 8 year old girl. He is the personification of evil but instead of appearing in court with hair consistent with the status of prisoner, he has been allowed the luxury of expressing his individuality with his striking long hair belying the fact that he is a sadistic killer in the custody of the state of California and now New York. Why is a serial killer allowed more freedom that the young men and women in the military who put their lives on the line in serving their country? What must the families of the vibrant young women and children whose lives he snuffed think when they see him saunter into court flaunting his uncut hair? Would he be allowed to choose the color and style of his prison jumpsuit? His hair is as distinctive a statement as the uniform he wears and it should be proclaiming that he has relinquished his own rights of individuality by having taken the lives of five individuals – possibly seven, and potentially even more than that.
Gotta hand to McLatchey Newspapers. After US military commanders refused to provide fire support after a hearts-and-minds mission (chatting up village elders) led to a massive ambush at Ganjgal in 2009, five Americans died (the fifth died later from his wounds) as a result of this fruitless COIN war to avoid civilian casualties. We only know about the shameful incident thanks to embedded reporter Jonathan S. Landay.
Now, McLatchey’s Jon Stephenson delivers another account that flatly contradicts The ISAF Story as peddled by top US commander Marine Gen. John R. Allen. Here, from the ISAF website, is part of Allen’s statement on last week’s Taliban assault on a hotel near Kabul:
“I am extremely impressed with the Afghan police and special response units who arrived quickly to secure the scene and liberate civilian hostages. While we provided minimal support at the request of the Afghan security forces, there should be little doubt about their ability and capability to protect the Afghan people in the years ahead.”
Wonder what the Norwegian special forces who, according to McLatchey, really repulsed the attack and secured the hotel, thought of that?
From the McLatchey report:
“Hotel siege undercuts narrative on progress in Afghanistan”
The headline is wa-aa-a-y too polite. What the siege also undercuts is the honesty of American and NATO military commanders.
German and Palestinian terrorists hijack Air France Flight 139, holding only Israeli and Jewish passengers hostage in Entebbe; Yonatan Netanyahu leads historic rescue raid.
On June 27, 1976, Air France Flight 139 was hijacked en route from Tel Aviv to Paris, a few minutes after leaving a stopover in Athens. The hijacking culminated in a historic raid to save the 103 Jewish and Israeli hostages, led by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s brother Yonatan, who was killed during the rescue operation.
A total of 160 passengers were on board the aircraft. The hijackers comprised two Germans from the Revolutionary Cells, and two Palestinians connected to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. On June 28 – after a brief stop in Libya – hijackers landed the plane in Entebbe, Uganda. The passengers were taken to the old terminal building of the airport where two more terrorists joined the cell.
The Israeli government appointed a special ministerial team to handle the crisis, which included then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, foreign minister Yigal Allon and then-defense minister, President Shimon Peres. Other parties involved in the diplomatic processes included former-Ugandan president Idi Amin, the Ugandan Government, and the French Government; the latter took responsibility for the Air France flight.
At first, Amin was considered someone who might collaborate with Israel due to previously friendly relations. However it soon became apparent that he and his army were cooperating with the hijackers, especially when Amin permitted additional terrorists to reinforce the hijackers.
THE REAL FOLLY IS THE FACT THAT THIS STUPID AND UNTALENTED WOMAN’S OPUS IS GIVEN ANY SERIOUS ATTENTION. ANY LITERARY GARBAGE, AS LONG AS IT IS POLITICALLY CORRECT IS GIVEN A PASS BY PEOPLE WHO NEVER READ RALPH ELLISON, RICHARD WRIGHT OR EARLY JAMES BALDWIN. RSK
David Horowitz, in his book Hating Whitey, wrote, “The fact is that it is not tolerable in America to hate blacks, but it is okay in our politically correct culture to hate white people.” Mr. Horowitz points out a little later that, “A paradox of the current civil rights debate is the way in which the terms of the historic conflict have been reversed. Martin Luther King Jr.’s triumphant crusade to extend America’s constitutional covenant to all citizens is today scorned by the very heirs to his legacy….It is the traditional civil rights activists who now march to oppose civil rights initiatives that seek to defend the principles for which King stood, and it is their efforts, which if successful, would put that historical process in reverse.”
It was reported in the Associated Press this past week that Alice Walker (one of those heirs to King’s legacy) has forbidden an Israeli publisher to release the Hebrew-language edition of her Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Color Purple because she says “Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people.” She protests that she grew up under “American apartheid” but that the Israeli version suffered by the Palestinian people “was far worse.” How very interesting.
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When Egypt Fell — on The Glazov Gang by Jamie Glazov Nonie Darwish, Eric Allen Bell and Dr. Nancy Bonus discuss the horror of the Muslim Brotherhood taking Egypt. http://frontpagemag.com/2012/06/25/when-egypt-fell-on-the-glazov-gang/