http://www.steynonline.com/content/view/4478/28 SHE SAID WHAT SHE THOUGHT Steyn on People Wednesday, 14 September 2011 September 15th marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Oriana Fallaci. She was a fearless woman and a beautiful writer – and vice-versa, come to that. I disagreed with her on any number of things, but I miss her enormously, and […]
The 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, complete with official speech-making, TV crews on ground zero and all the rest, seems to be evolving into an annual commemoration. So far so good, but what really matters are not the publicized festivities, but whether the reasons for 9/11—an unprovoked militant Islamic terrorist attack on the United States—remains etched in our collective memory. I am not optimistic. Left on its own, September 11th runs the risk of becoming just a one line item in those “On This Day in History” lists or a brief calendar note, and with that, comes amnesia.
Keeping history alive demands prodigious effort. As a youngster attending New York City public schools during the early 1950s civic holidays had a simple significance—no school. But, this benefit came with a price—an extra dollop of history. So, every February lessons covered George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and since Thanksgiving brought no school for two days, the Pilgrims got three days in the limelight. And this was on top of countless lectures that recounted America’s setbacks and subsequent triumphs. Holidays were teachable events even when school was not in session. During the 19th century July 4thmeant patriotic speech-making, essay contests and similar displays of national pride. Memorial Day, which actually began after the Civil War, had parades of veterans in military uniforms and solemn speeches honoring those who sacrificed their lives to preserve our freedom.
Al Qaeda in Yemen Taking Advantage of ‘Arab Spring’ Fallout [FOX]
Iran’s Thug-in-Chief tells WaPo that Jews started both World Wars [JIHAD WATCH]
Saddam: What We Now Know – Bin Laden struck first, but Saddam was at least as big a terror threat. [NRO]
Obama’s Jobs Bill Is Bad News for Charities [HERITAGE]
House Liberals Press Massive Social Security Tax Increase [NEWS MAX]
Pa. Judge Rules Health Law Unconstitutional [CNS]
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and senior Nato leaders are expected in Libya for the first time since Col Muammar Gaddafi was ousted. [TELEGRAPH]
Editorial: Uncle Sam play venture capitalist? See Solyndra [USA TODAY]
Palestinians poised to ask for U.N. membership [WT]
SAT reading scores fall to lowest level on record – more test-takers had a first language other than English[ MSNBC]
Shoppers took a holiday in August [WT]
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/09/irans-thug-in-chief-tells-wapo-that-jews-started-both-world-wars.html Iran’s Thug-in-Chief tells WaPo that Jews started both World Wars We’d say you can’t make this stuff up, except Ahmadinejad just did. Just when you think he has run out of new material, the conspiracy paranoia portfolio expands again. “Ahmadinejad: Zionists started both world wars,” by Yitzhak Benhorin for YNet News, September 14: A […]
New York Jewish intellectuals: Another moral debacle? http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=237978 As the international noose grows ever tighter about Israel’s throat, the learned classes of Diaspora Jewry are not asking themselves the right questions. ‘Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Gen. 4:9). “And Moses said unto the children of Gad and the children of Reuben: ‘Shall your brethren go […]
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0911/may091511.php3?printer_friendly BAT YE’OR IS A PROPHET…..LONG BEFORE THE MOSLEM TAKE-OVER OF EUROPE SHE PREDICTED IT IN HE BOOK “EURABIA”…..SHE UNDERSTOOD THAT THE ONGOING WAR OF ARABS AGAINST JEWS IN PALESTINE HAS BEEN A JIHAD….WHILE ISRAELIS WERE BUSY WITH SERIAL APPEASEMENTS….RSK http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | By For more than 30 years, Bat Ye’or, a refugee from Egypt, has […]
http://www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=237979 Israel tells diplomats in Amman to come home as Facebook page calls for protest under the banner:”No Zionist embassy on Jordanian territory”; decision comes days after protesters storm mission in Cairo. Israel evacuated its embassy in Jordan Wednesday evening, hours before a Facebook organized march under the banner (in Arabic) of “No Zionist embassy […]
“That in a nutshell is why they are going to the United Nations, so that the annihilation of the Jewish state can be left on the back burner to be resumed afterwards. Based on their behavior the last 63 years, it is clear that they simply will not end the conflict until their goal of one Palestinian state in the land between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River is accomplished.”
As almost everyone knows by now, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is planning to march into the United Nations this month and demand statehood for the Palestinians by way of a Unilateral Declaration of Independence.
http://townhall.com/columnists/guybenson/2011/09/14/perry_draws_big_crowd,_hammers_obama_at_virginia_luncheon/print RICHMOND, VA – More than 1,000 Republican activists and donors crowded into the Richmond Convention Center’s grand ballroom for a state GOP fundraiser and barbeque lunch Wednesday afternoon. The event’s primary draw wasn’t its host, popular Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, or even the generous portions of pulled pork and chicken. No, most of the […]
http://townhall.com/columnists/frankgaffney/2011/09/14/a_tale_of_two_obamas/print Barack Obama was even more prominently featured in the news on Sunday than is usual for a President of the United States, what with his four appearances that day in 9/11-related events. These opportunities afforded him the chance to appear dignified, non-partisan and, well, presidential. A more illuminating sense of the man and his […]