Dear E-Pals….Those who cheered the camp David Accord, and who supported the Oslo Accord and, in spite of all evidence, counseled Israel to leave Gaza should read this poem…..rsk
EMILY DICKINSON: I MANY TIMES THOUGHT PEACE HAD COME
I many times thought Peace had come
When Peace was far away—
As Wrecked Men—deem they sight the Land—
At Centre of the Sea—
And struggle slacker—but to prove
As hopelessly as I—
How many the fictitious Shores—
Before the Harbor be—
Obama, along with Rice, is ‘easy target’
Thursday, November 15, 2012
To the degree that Susan Rice is an “easy target,” it’s because the case against her and the administration is overwhelming. And the gallant Obama need not worry. The concerns about the negligence and misconduct of his administration go right to the top. Read more…
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Holder defends timing in FBI’s Petraeus probe
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Attorney General Eric Holder defended the FBI’s decision not to release information about former CIA Director David Petraeus’s extramarital affair sooner, saying the investigation turned up no threat to national security. Read more…
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GOP leaders back West’s call for recount
Dinan and Lengell
State and national Republican Party officials are getting behind Rep. Allen B. West’s call for a recount of all early votes in St. Lucie County, Fla., saying it would be “unconscionable” not to answer lingering questions about the results, which show the outspoken GOP lawmaker trailing Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy. Read more…
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Benghazi hearing turns to shouting, accusations
Thursday, November 15, 2012
A House Foreign Affairs hearing on “Benghazi and Beyond” turned into a shouting and accusations forum. It began when Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said, “This administration, including the president himself, has intentionally misinformed, read that LIED, to the American people.” Read more…
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Columnist Douglas Murray writing online for the Spectator, Nov. 15:
The papers and media are full of the news that Israel has killed a Hamas leader in the Gaza. Why did this happen? Where did it come from? Is it not yet another example of the blood-thirsty Zionists doing their worst?
If you read most of the British media that may well be what you think. After all there has been barely any previous mention in the British papers of the massive escalation in rocket fire into Israel in the last month or the even swifter escalation this week. Certainly no British paper or broadcaster has come close to giving these attacks the front-page publicity they grant to Israel’s response today.
Nobody much bothered to report that in October alone, 116 rockets and 55 mortar shells were launched against Israel in 92 separate attacks. . . .
Since last Saturday, when Hamas terrorists fired an anti-tank missile into an army jeep [in] Israel, injuring four Israeli soldiers, more than 120 missiles have been fired at Israeli civilians by terrorists in Gaza. Israel has now responded to random targeting of civilians with the targeted killing of a terrorist.
Yet because of the way in which this is reported, many decent people will once again come away with the idea that it is the Israelis who have started this latest round of blood-letting. Whatever atrocity Hamas carries out next will be portrayed as a response, regrettable or otherwise, to Israeli provocation. Thus the British media ends up legitimising terrorism and demonising an ally which is behaving with more restraint than this country would in the face of such barbarism.
ttp://frontpagemag.com/2012/ben-shapiro/hollywoods-perverse-feminism/ Modern feminists began with the correct observation that men too often see women as sex objects. They opposed the objectification of women by people like Hugh Hefner, whom they felt was a relic of a bygone era – a time in which it was decent to treat women as receptacles for the male sexual [...]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/steven-plaut/letter-from-haifa/print/ Rockets from Gaza landing near Tel Aviv. Arabs and Jewish leftists at my own University of Haifa and at other universities demonstrating their solidarity for the Hamas. I was being facetious before when I suggested that such people would mourn the death of the uber terrorist Ahmed Jabari but this is PRECISELY what they [...]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/jill-khawam-kelley-acted-as-go-between-for-central-command-officers-and-muslim-leaders/ Buried in a flattering Washington Post article is a single extremely troubling quote that turns another otherwise tawdry affair into something much darker. A military officer who is a former member of Petraeus’s staff said Kelley was a “self-appointed” go-between for Central Command officers with Lebanese and other Middle Eastern officials. And from the [...]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/davidhornik/report-from-the-rocket-zone/ By Thursday night Israel was well into its second war against the Gaza terror statelet since Israel’s ill-considered “disengagement” from Gaza in 2005, a move widely hailed at the time as ushering in a new era of peace. The year leading up to the first Gaza war, 2008, saw over a thousand rocket attacks [...]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/dangerous-game-rise-fall-of-david-petraeus?f=puball “Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington “Keep your indiscretions a hundred miles from the flagpole” ~ military aphorism On November 9th, David H. Petraeus, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), announced his resignation [...]
This week’s escalation did not start with an attack on a Hamas military commander. It started with the use of Gaza as a launching pad for ideological war
On Tuesday, I visited the Lebanese border and Golan Heights as part of a Conservative Friends of Israel delegation to the Palestinian Authority and Israel.
Earlier in the week, Israel was hit by errant fire from Syria – likely an act of incompetence by the Assad regime and an incident that was borne out of the continued civil war and increasingly desperate situation in the country. Amidst all this activity on the Golan Heights, little did we know that in the south of Israel, the activities of Hamas were coming to the fore, escalating to the point where Israel targeted a Hamas military leader on Wednesday.
For the past week, Hamas and others have been firing dozens of Grad missiles, Qassam rockets, and mortar bombs into Israeli territory, causing suffering for Israeli civilians.
Southern towns such as Beersheba, Ashkelon, Ashdod, and Sderot continue to be the targets. As a result, daily life has virtually ground to a halt. Schools were closed, offices were shut, and people were warned to remain within 15 seconds of a shelter.
http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2012/11/15/an-open-letter-to-netanyahu-i-want-to-volunteer-for-the-idf/?singlepage=true Dear Mr. Netanyahu, I’m an American citizen and over 60, so I am pretty much useless (though I still play a decent game of tennis), but I want to volunteer for the IDF. I understand you’re having some trouble on your southern border that seems to be creeping north with sirens wailing in Tel [...]