http://frontpagemag.com/2013/davidhornik/abbas-meets-u-s-envoy-then-islamists-in-cairo/print/ On Tuesday Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, was in Jordan meeting with U.S. envoy David Hale “until the late hours of [the] night.” They reportedly talked about pressuring Israel to stop settlement construction and about the PA’s severe financial crisis. It would be a safe bet that the topic of the U.S. […]
URL to article: http://frontpagemag.com/2013/volpe/meet-the-1-behind-the-anti-fracking-hysteria/ The world presented in Matt Damon’s new movie Promised Land is a world in which the fracking movement, well-funded by corporate oil money, takes on a ragtag bunch of idealistic environmentalists. It’s the classic David vs. Goliath story. According to a new report, the anti-fracking movement is just as well-funded by […]
Gore deal follows Murdoch into Arab TV
THIS IS VERY DISAPPOINTING…BUT MR. MURDOCH’S MEDIA OUTLETS HAVE NEVER, EVER SERVED AN ANTI AMERICAN, ANTI-WEST, ANTI-ISRAEL LINE LIKE AL-JAZEERA. WHAT IS MOST ALARMING IS THE FACT THAT THE LONG TENTACLES OF MUSLIM PROPAGANDA ARE ENTWINING THE MEDIA….RSK
Sale of Current to Al Jazeera highlights Fox owner’s link to Muslim Brotherhood channel
Diana West is the author of “The Death of the Grown-up: How America’s Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization,” and blogs at dianawest.net.
The news that Al Gore chose to sell his Current TV to Al Jazeera, which some think of as Muslim Brotherhood TV, recently has raised eyebrows. But what few people realize is that Fox chief Rupert Murdoch already co-owns what amounts to a Muslim Brotherhood channel in the Middle East.
The channel is Al Risala, which translates into “the (Islamic) message.” It was launched in 2006 by Saudi prince Talal bin Alwaleed, the nephew of the King of Saudi Arabia and a Murdoch business associate who also owns a 7 percent stake in Murdoch’s News Corp., the parent company of Fox News and other U.S. media outlets.
Murdoch co-owns Al Risala through his acquisition of an 18.97 percent stake in Rotana, Al Risala’s Arabic media parent group, which is owned by Alwaleed.
Based in Kuwait, Al Risala is run by general director Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a popular “tele-Islamist,” who rails against Jews, Danish cartoonists and hosts a weekly “motivational” show – urging jihad against Israel (within 1948 borders), calling for a global Islamic caliphate, and other jihadist aims.
Al-Suwaidan widely is reported to be a leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Kuwait. He also is an unindicted co-conspirator in the terrorism financing trial of the Holy Land Foundation, five of whose leaders were convicted of supporting Hamas, a wing of the Muslim Brotherhood
Who can forget Al Capone, the Chicago mobster who profited from Prohibition and murdered and swashbuckled his way to a pot of gold before meeting an untimely end? Forbidding things that people want always seems to lead to violent or insidious forms of exploitation while generating a cast of power-hungry and sometimes flamboyant characters in the process. Today alcohol flows for the taking although other manifestations of constraint, interdiction and taboo flourish as exuberantly as ever. Certain words and phrases have been rigorously proscribed under the rubric of Political Correctness and cadres of petty tyrants and bureaucrats in the media, the political echelon and the academy are raking in obscene salaries applying the rules of speech. Criticism of the reigning shibboleths—readily obtainable abortion as a subsidized right, gay marriage, social entitlements, affirmative action, the campaign against the right to bear arms, big government, the obsolescence of the Constitution—is met with sanctimonious rectitude and programmatic suppression while the enforcers are promoted to high office, social cachet or plush employment.
No less crucial, the prohibition against carbon, ostensibly to avert “climate change” and to compel industrial temperance, has now become one of the most lucrative enterprises of our time. We should make no mistake about this; the war against carbon is both a repressive imposition and big business. It is prohibition writ large. Many rather colorful if unscrupulous individuals are filling their coffers advocating carbon teetotalism—one thinks of Rajendra Pachauri who heads the IPCC at the United Nations and sits on the boards of companies poised to gain from the “climate change” hoax, including his The Energy Research Institute (TERI), Canadian climate evangelist David Suzuki who benefits from ample foundational largess, and, of course, the redoubtable Al Gore who has not allowed moral principle and practical consistency to interfere with his profiteering agenda. In the words of Ed Driscoll, “Al lives in a mansion, flies around in a private plane, and, this, along with his various business ventures, gives him an overall carbon footprint the size of, well, one giant Manbearpig.”
Hisham el-Ashry is one of those rare creatures. An honest Muslim religious leader. There’s many things that you can say about him, but like most Salafis, he is one of the few who will actually tell you exactly what he believes. And in a genuinely horrifying way, that’s refreshing because with El-Ashry you’re getting a look down the throat of the beast with none of the sugarcoating.
He always greeted me cheerily, with a “Salaam” and a handshake. Eventually, we achieved a sort of unconventional friendship. “I hate you,” he told me in August, with a smile. “I hate all Jews and Christians, anyone who is not a Muslim.”
Hisham el-Ashry is quite honest about what the Islamic takeover of Egypt means for Christian women (not to mention liberal Muslim women)
“I was once asked: If I came to power, would I let Christian women remain unveiled? And I said: If they want to get raped on the streets, then they can,” Ashry told Nahar TV last week.
Introducing a Saudi-style anti-vice police force to enforce Islamic law was “not a bad thing”, he said, and added: “In order for Egypt to become fully Islamic, alcohol must be banned and all women must be covered.”
And even when they’re covered, they don’t stop being afraid of the charming fellow.
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2414/interview_the_man_who_chavez_wants_dead esterday, we brought you the story of Federico Medina Ravell, a man whose house has been raided by Chavez’s thugs in Venezuela. Today, The Commentator is pleased to bring you an exclusive interview with Federico, who is accused of being an ‘online terrorist’ through the Twitter account @LucioQuincioC – a charge he robustly denies. […]
IS THIS COMING TO THE US?….RSK
Jobless rates in Spain and Greece have reached staggering proportions. And as long as these countries retain the euro, the prospects of recovery are slim
arely had European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso declared yesterday that the worst of the eurozone crisis was behind us than the European statistical office, Eurostat, released the kind of unemployment data that could make your hair stand up on end.
Greece and Spain, the figures showed, now have jobless rates of 26 and 26.6 percent respectively.
The more you look into it the worse it gets. Since November 2011, the Spanish unemployment rate has risen by 3.6 percentage points while Greece’s unemployment rate has soared by 7.1 percentage points.
The trend, in other words, is emphatically upwards. Few could be surprised if either or both of these countries passed the 30 percent mark by the end of this year.
Delving deeper, it gets worse still. Youth unemployment in Greece is a jaw dropping 57.6 percent. In Spain it’s 56.5 percent. Again the trend is sharply up. In November of 2011, Greek youth unemployment was 50.3 percent. In Spain, it was 48.8 percent.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was on front pages and TV screens last week when he ripped House Republicans for not passing a Hurricane Sandy relief bill New Year’s Day, the same day they were engulfed with the fiscal-cliff tax bill.”There’s only one group to blame for the continued suffering of these innocent victims,” said Gov. Christie, “the House majority and their speaker, John Boehner.” GOP Congressman Michael Grimm from Staten Island called the non-vote on Sandy “a betrayal,” and this being New York-New Jersey, Republican Peter King of Long Island invoked “a knife in the back.”
The spectacle was irresistible. The Republican Party, exhausted by the fiscal-cliff fiasco, was hanging on the ropes, and here was party hero Chris Christie flying off the turnbuckles to crush John Boehner.
The New York Times pumped the tale of betrayal to the top of its front page. “Fury in G.O.P. as House Stalls Hurricane Aid. Northeast Republicans Lash Out at Boehner.” GoogleGOOG +0.66% searchers were directed to “watch Peter King explode at his own party.” Make no mistake, Gov. Christie has just delivered his second poison pill to a major GOP candidacy: Any Republican who runs in New York City’s mayoral campaign this November will have the governor’s GOP-sellout statements thrown in his face.
Problem is, in virtually every respect, the betrayal story is wrong. House Republicans on the Appropriations Committee have been working for weeks to move a ton of money to the devastated Northeast. Indeed, within a day of learning more about this effort, Peter King, no shrinking violet, walked back his initial comments about Mr. Boehner and the party.
But Gov. Christie was back for more Tuesday in his State of the State speech: “New Jersey, both Republicans and Democrats, will never stand silent when our citizens are being short-changed.”
How about some facts about politics, federal spending and Sandy relief.
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=3200 This week, a photo that went viral on the Internet became a news feature in media outlets across the globe. It is a shot of a caesarian delivery in an Arizona hospital, taken by the husband of the woman on the operating table. What it shows is the hand of a not-yet-born baby girl […]
http://www.thejerusalemconnection.us/blog/2013/01/09/the-insanity-of-a-two-state-solution.html The phrase “Two State Solution” in referring to the Israel-Palestinian conflict has been embraced by politicians and journalists alike, repeated endlessly, and touted as the panacea for a “just and equitable” solution to the dispute. But it is based on erroneous geography and history; on a mixture of wishful thinking, naiveté and a brilliant […]