The Al Dura Case: White Hats, Black Hats, and Dunce Caps by RAEL JEAN ISAAC **** The supposed death of 12 year old Mohammed Al Dura on September 30, 2000, captured in the famous video that showed him clinging to his father in terror at the Netzarim junction in the Gaza Strip as Israeli soldiers shot them both, has become the enduring image of the Second Intifada launched by Arafat–which […]

CIRQUE DU JIHAD: KAREN McKAY The bizarre jihadist circus that just closed at Fort Hood, Texas, has been a carbuncle on the American body politic that exposes the underlying disease, “Political Correctness,” commonly referred to as “PC.” When US Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan, whose business card identified him as a “Soldier of Allah,” opened fire on unarmed soldiers […]

DANIEL GREENFIELD: OBAMA GETS HIS WAR ON **** Yesterday the media was too busy drowning the country in the spectacle of the antics of a former Disney starlet at the Video Music Awards for a cable channel that no longer does music videos to report on the antics of a former community organizer who was busy sketching out plans for an illegal […]


Ginger Slepski was driving through Pittsburgh’s North Side when a group of black teens threw things at her car. She got out and asked them “what is your problem?”

Then they proceeded to beat her senseless, calling her a “white bitch” and other racial slurs. WPXI has the video and the story.

So where is Eric Holder? Where is Jocelyn Samuels (, the replacement for Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez who could prosecute this crime under federal civil rights laws?

Remember those? Those are the ones Eric Holder made a point to mention at the NAACP convention in Orlando, blustering that he might prosecute the acquitted George Zimmerman.

Well here’s an easy case, Eric. It won’t be too hard to prove a violation of 18 USC 249 or 18 USC 245 in this context. No outrageous self-defense defenses here.

But like in all the other similar cases you refuse to prosecute, the victim here wasn’t one of “your people.” Ginger’s parents didn’t endure the sort of garbage that your wife’s parents did down south. So she isn’t entitled to equal protection of the law, right?

Make no mistake, Ginger isn’t the only victim who won’t get justice from Justice just because of her race. Neither will the parents who were beaten at the Wisconsin State Fair. Nor will the parents in Ohio who saw thugs come on their lawn shouting racial slurs before they beat them.

We get it, Eric. You can tell your friends at the Washington Post and New York Times that your Justice Department doesn’t discriminate because of the race of the victim, but we know the truth. We know that you treat some Americans as second-class citizens. And for that, you are more like one of the old segregationists than the crusader for justice you think you are.

VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: ISRAELI SPRING- AN ATOLL OF PROSPERITY Israel’s enemies are doing more damage to each other than Israel ever could. srael could be forgiven for having a siege mentality — given that at any moment, old frontline enemies Syria and Egypt might spill their violence over common borders. The Arab Spring has thrown Israel’s once-predictable adversaries into the chaotic state of […]

Syria? Don’t Look Now, Here Come Egypt’s “Moderates”:Ahmed Abdel-Raheem

Keeping one’s eye on the ball in the MidEast isn’t easy. But as Syria draws our attention, don’t miss the latest exciting, insane developments in Egypt As a researcher in cognitive science and cognitive linguistics, I can say that anytime you hear or read anything, your brain is activated, and that repeating narratives, frames, […]


But even by George Galloway standards this is looney tunes stuff…

Quick apology and quick credit where credit is due. The apology being that this is the silly season for the media and this is late; but heck, if it’s news to me, it’s, er, news…..; the quick credit where credit is due belongs to Alex Massie at The Spectator for pointing out that if sheer, mad conspiracy theories were not running and sprinting rife enough in the MidEast over Syria, we got another one for you.

Yes indeedy, the Syria chemical attack is all Israel’s fault. Well I never.

Please read Massie’s posting, here. But in the spirit of fair use, get your little heads (none of us could compare to Galloway’s; he even uses the word “theory”!) around this extract quoting said Mr. Galloway:

“If there has been a use of chemical weapons it was al-Qaeda who used chemical weapons. Who gave al-Qaeda chemical weapons? Here’s my theory: Israel gave them the chemical weapons so that they would use them so that they would bring the international community into the final destruction of Syria.”

Well my little head is non-plussed. But that’s probably because I’m not a member of parliament for a far-Left political party with a heavily Muslim constituency in Yorkshire. Yes, they do call me “Yorker”, so I know what I’m talking about…

Is this the kind of BS we should ignore? Or does it portend darker times?

Credit again to Alex Massie at the Speccie. As we put this all together, It does just add something, doesn’t it…? To the unending madness in the MidEast, I mean. Speaking of which, check out the latest loon-level stuff from Egypt.

Daniel Henninger: ObamaCare for Everything First health, Then Finance and Now Higher Ed Gets a Federal Fix. Thousands of American higher-education administrators will spend part of Labor Day weekend trying to plumb the meaning of the ideas President Obama dropped on them last week to “reform” the American college and university system. Given the political genome of college administrators nowadays, they’ll try to make the Obama plan work. But for the […]

OBAMA’S FOREIGN FAILURE: PETE DU PONT Barack Obama entered the White House with the promise of restoring our nation’s standing in the world. Suffering from war fatigue and concerned with the demands of being the sole superpower in an increasingly dangerous world, many Americans found it tempting to believe that promise. As a candidate, Mr. Obama had been cheered by […]

SARAH HONIG: WHIPPING BOY NO MORE “If Damascus is attacked, Tel Aviv will burn,” a Syrian higher-up bristled this week. Israel, therefore, cannot watch the escalating cliffhanger with detached equanimity from the sidelines. There can be no passivity when potent threats are hurled at Israel from a coterie of evil powers in the context of a struggle in which Israel […]