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August 2015

As I See It: The West’s Deadly Culture of Unreason : Melanie Phillips****

The Western world is facing an unprecedented threat from a global eclipse of reason.The Western world is facing an unprecedented threat from a global eclipse of reason.

Deranged falsehoods about Jews and Israel pour out of the Arab and Muslim world. Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, asserts that the Jews are a “cancerous tumor.” Sunnis tell each other that the Jews are a global conspiracy of evil.

Jews recognize such murderous and paranoid lunacies from the ravings of last century’s Nazis and communists and, before them, Christians in thrall to medieval and apocalyptic conspiracy theories.

It would be natural to suppose that all those civilizational trauma have left the Western world sadder but wiser. Alas, that is not the case.

For all their horrors, fascism and communism were confined to particular regimes, in Nazi Germany and its fascist allies or the Soviet Union and its satellites.


First, let me say I am proud to be a Conservative Republican…. All the candidates in both debates , are patriots and have a vision and dedication to restoring our security, freedom and purpose…some more eloquent and knowledgeable than others.

Second: I was right about Trump. He is an ass, crass with no class and has not a single policy or principle that he can discuss without insult. I found his most repellant answer to be his boast that he supports all candidates of both parties so that he can call in favors. He is boorish and people will soon tire of him.

Third, I was wrong about Carly Fiorina who is beyond impressive…calm, in control and knows all the facts on both domestic and foreign policy. She is clearly in fighting form and deserves a place at the top even though it is hard to overlook her past (as advisor to John McCain) positions on immigration reform and cap and trade, and renewable energy and climate change.

Fourth: And what about Ben Carson? His instincts are perfect and his comments on race, and his closing comments were perfection. Not really presidential but a solid 10 on the likeability.

Fifth: Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio both did really well- the best in my opinion…polite, concise, and bless Cruz for stating that he would move America’s embassy to Jerusalem.

Sixth:Christie and Huckabee were fine and Huckabee provided a great line with contrasting Reagan’s “trust but verify” with Obama’s “trust and vilify” and he did scorch Hillary but his tax plan is very wobbly. Walker was colorless but made no glaring error. Kasich and Jeb Bush were boring and I am sick of hearing how the latter wants to “lift our spirits.” My spirits are soaring but thanks anyway. Rand, Jindal, Santorum, Pataki, Graham and Perry? Bye, bye.

Sweden: The Military that Disappeared by Ingrid Carlqvist

According to a 2013 statement by Sweden’s Supreme Commander Sverker Göransson, Sweden can, at best and in five years, defend itself in one place for one week.

“One needs to always be prepared to defend the nation’s capital, vital infrastructure, power supply and telecommunications, important airports, import of basic necessities and military reinforcements. … [Sweden] today does not have that capability. … The consensus had been that no state in Europe would ever attack another state. But someone just had, and it wasn’t just anybody. It was Russia.” — Wilhelm Agrell, military historian.

“The idea of defending Sweden as the most important thing was lost.” — Owe Wictorin, former Supreme Commander.

Who’s the Warmonger? by Rachel Ehrenfeld

President Obama’s choice to talk about the Iran deal a day before the much

talked about Republican candidates’ debate on FoxNews was planned to bury the issue. Indeed, the major media has been busy covering the candidates and the disastrous agreement with Iran has been pushed to the wayside for the moment.

Had Obama just given his Iran deal stump speech, that might have worked.

But, he chose to berate opponents of the deal in ad hominem fashion, for example saying that the Republican caucus in Congress was making common cause with the hardliners in Iran. This statement alone has caused considerable outrage.



In this new Jamie Glazov Moment, Jamie discusses “How Leftists Hate Muslims,” building on the first and second episodes titled: “Why I Love Muslims.”

In this segment, he wonders where all the leftists are helping oppressed Muslim women under Islamic gender apartheid.

Don’t miss this special Jamie Glazov Moment:


Covering his betrayal of America with discredited falsehoods.

The president’s speech on the Iranian deal, delivered at American University on Wednesday, was vintage Obama, as in a compendium of demagoguery, historical revisionism and outright lying. Nothing emphasized that more forcefully than the portion of the Obama’s speech addressing the war in Iraq. Obama insisted U.S. involvement there was the result of “a mindset characterized by a preference for military action over diplomacy, a mindset that put a premium on unilateral U.S. action over the painstaking work of building international consensus, a mindset that exaggerated threats beyond what the intelligence supported.”

That is litany of falsehoods. First, it was a complete lack of military action against a rapidly metastasizing Islamist terror threat, studiously ignored during the Clinton years, that gave Osama bin Laden the ability to plan and execute the 9/11 attacks from the terrorist sanctuary provided to al Qaeda by the Taliban government in Afghanistan. That would be the same Bill Clinton, along with numerous other Democrats, including Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Hillary Clinton and Al Gore who provided ample incentive for the invasion of Iraq, characterizing Saddam Hussein and his burgeoning WMD program as a mortal threat to world peace and stability. Moreover, as David Horowitz and Ben Johnson explain in their book “Party of Defeat,” every Democrat who voted to authorize the use of military force in Iraq—including Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, John Edwards, Joe Biden, and Chuck Schumer—had access to the same National Intelligence Estimate that Bush and Republicans did.

Do Women’s Rights and Black Lives Matter in the Middle East and Africa? Not to the Left. by Jack Kerwick

Feminists and other “progressives” in America cry oppression at the mere suggestion that taxpayers shouldn’t be made to subsidize abortion services.

Black (and non-black) American activists scream that “Black Lives Matter” whenever a black criminal suspect dies in an altercation with police.

In the meantime, there is scarcely a peep from either of these sectors when it comes to the unrelenting brutality suffered by women and black Africans in places under the thumb of the Islamic State.

When I noted this selective outrage to a left-leaning colleague of mine, he responded that the one issue didn’t have anything to do with the other. But this response misses the point for two reasons.

When Muslims Burn Jews Alive The Muslim War of Fire Against Israel’s Jews By Daniel Greenfield

The world was outraged when ISIS burned a man in a cage, but Muslim terrorists have been burning Jews alive with little outrage and less attention.

This war, in which cars and buses are torched with families still inside, is not the work of a tiny minority of extremists. Its perpetrators have the support of the Palestinian Authority. Some have been set free from Israeli prisons through the intervention of the PA, Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry.

This week Inbar, a young mother of three, was burned over 15 percent of her body after a Molotov cocktail was thrown at her car in Jerusalem. Despite her injuries, she was one of the lucky ones.

Last year Ayala Shapira, an 11-year-old girl, was on the way home from math class. Her parents were driving her back to the village of El Matan (God’s Gift) when Muslim terrorists threw firebombs at their car. The bomb smashed through the window and landed on her lap setting her hair and clothes on fire.

Carly Rules the Fox News Night by Roger L Simon

The overcard Fox News debate was amusing to watch. Did anyone win? I don’t know. Trump is in the lead in the Drudge poll, but Frank Luntz’s focus group vilified him (not Drudge readers, apparently). They liked Huckabee and Ben Carson, who gave a beguiling closing speech. I suspect the Republican masses may have been turned off by Trump’s refusal to pledge no third-party run, but we’ll need a day or two to find out. I have to confess I am beginning to find him a bit tedious, like a vaudeville act that repeats one too many times.

But who knows how I and anyone else will feel tomorrow? That’s the odd nature of these campaigns. They swing so fast. Your opinions keep changing — especially because the policy distinctions between the many candidates are relatively small. (Marco Rubio said during the debate the Republicans were blessed by God to have so many good candidates while the Democrats didn’t even have one.) Style and feeling count more than we think. Most of our reactions to candidates are instinctual. There’s a great quote reflecting this from Hugo von Hofmannsthal above the desk of my friend writer David Freeman: ”Politics is magic. He who knows how to summon the forces from the deep, him will they follow.”

The Clinton – Trump Connection By James Arlandson

Several in the media have speculated that Trump is somehow connected to Clinton in his decision to campaign as a Republican.

Now WaPo confirms it:

Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men.

Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.

It all makes sense. Only recently did he self-identify as a Democrat and donate a lot of money to them and contribute around a $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Imagine if Jeb had done that! So why does Trump get away with it? Maybe because he “tells it like it is!” (whatever the two “its” mean), and he’s “refreshing.”