Stipulating that foreign aid can be an important part of American foreign policy, and further that trade is an important component of U.S. foreign policy; Secretary of State John Kerry made two really important mistakes in his maiden speech, delivered to a fawning audience of American university students.

The first was in the definition of America’s challenges in the second decade of the 21st Century. Mr. Kerry posited:

“Our challenge is to tame the worst impulses of globalization even as we harness its ability to spread information and possibility, to offer even the most remote place on Earth the same choices that have made us strong and free.”

“Our challenge” is, in fact, to defeat the forces of Islamic radicalism that threaten us at home sometimes, and that threaten our friends in the Middle East, Southwest and East Asia all the time. Secular people, Christian people, Jews, women and progressive people in those regions — including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Indonesia, North Africa, Egypt, Jordan, Nigeria, Mali, Iraq and Turkey, and more — feel the pressure of the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafists, al Qaeda and Taliban forces snuffing out the tentative whiffs of freedom and equality presaged by President Bush’s “democracy agenda” and the now-cold “Arab Spring.” The less-than-optimal “impulses of globalization” are far more benign than the less-than-optimal impulses of a political-religious philosophy that holds the 7th Century to be the apex of human endeavor.

The destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas and the Sufi treasures of Timbuktu are object lessons; Nedha Sultan and Malala Yusufzai are object lessons in the threats posed by a maleficent strain of Islam.


Hypocrisy is endemic in Hollywood. That is one reason Barack Obama and other Democrats feel so welcome there. Hypocrisy is a wide spectrum disorder in Hollywood. Similar to a virus, it has many types and mutates as time goes by. There are the obvious displays.

However, one form of hypocrisy mostly escapes notice, and it cuts to the heart of the Democrats’ phony posturing. President Obama slammed Mitt Romney for the same thing during the campaign but, of course, is silent when it comes to celebrities. Its practice may also be responsible for the sheer mediocrity of movies.

Hollywood stars routinely tout the virtues of the little guy battling the rich and powerful. They are legendary in their support for the income-leveling agenda of Barack Obama-while enjoying a sybaritic lifestyle (multiple houses, servants, nannies to act as proxy parents, chauffeurs) that make them the 1% of the 1%. They have access to private planes (John Travolta has a veritable air fleet) to avoid long lines and exposure to the hoi polloi at airports. These are the same planes that Barack Obama condemned while vilifying the rich. Of course, Barack Obama and his family hypocritically revel in the same luxe lifestyle.Fat cats abound in Hollywood-anyone think Obama would scathingly attack them as he has other wealthy figures?

Of course, this lifestyle sucks up as much energy as Al Gore does calories. The carbon used up by giant and multiple houses, the limos, and other accoutrements of great wealth cannot possibly be paid back to Mother Earth by showy driving around of donated Teslas. Meanwhile, Matt Damon uses Arab oil wealth to campaign against the miracle of fracking that has saved Americans many billions of dollars through cheap and relatively green natural gas and oil, while enriching communities and the “little people” across America.

Exposing the UN’s Dirty Little Secrets; Daniel Schwammenthal
A gathering of the tortured in Geneva shames the UN Human Rights Council by giving victims not perpetrators a platform to tell their story

The speakers were never meant to live and tell their stories. Their torturers expected them to either submit or die. But somehow these men and women managed to escape from their dungeons and concentration camps to gather at the seat of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

They came to bear witness to the crimes committed by some of the very members of this esteemed UN body. Naturally, at the Palace of the Nations, where over 80 international officials, including Foreign Secretary William Hague, will over the coming days address the Council, there will be no space for these brave freedom fighters.

This is why UN Watch, together with over 20 other NGOs, organized the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy last week. Now in its fifth year, the annual summit does the sort of work the UN shies away from. It gives the victims, not the perpetrators, of state terror a podium.

While the international dignitaries will speak under the auspices of Council Vice President Mauritania, the Geneva Summit participants heard from a former subject of the North African country—Abidine Merzough, a man born as a slave to slave parents.

MAGNUS NORELL: Hezbollah: Calling a Spade a Spade
Hezbollah remains confident that the influence of Germany and France will see to it that the EU will not proscribe the group
Following seven months of investigation, the Bulgarian government finally announced at the beginning of the month that Hezbollah was responsible for the bus bombing in the coastal town of Burgas in July 2012. This attack, which left five Israeli tourists and the Bulgarian bus driver dead, demonstrated yet again Hezbollah’s willingness to conduct its terror operations to Europe; a graphic reminder that it has no hesitation about endangering EU citizens in pursuit of its goals.
What’s more, the investigation has revealed the extent of Hezbollah’s activities on European territory in planning further attacks. Last July, a Lebanese-born Swedish citizen was arrested in Cyprus, for allegedly conducting surveillance work for Hezbollah. He has since admitted to being a member of the organisation and his trial is currently on-going in Limassol.
Previously, Hezbollah and its Iranian sponsors were linked to attacks in the early 90s against the Jewish community in Argentina and more recently, there was the attempted killing of Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US in Washington DC in 2011, as well as a botched attack in Thailand.
Nonetheless, following the Burgas bombing, the EU still refuses to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation, though Europe’s own police force, EUROPOL, stores Hezbollah on its database as a “terrorist entity”.

DEPARDIEU OFFICIALLY BIDS FRANCE ADIEU….MOVES TO RUSSIA??? MOSCOW — French actor Gerard Depardieu got a new permanent address in Russia — 1 Democracy Street — on Saturday, adding a final touch to his quest to get Russian citizenship. After receiving his Russian passport from President Vladimir Putin last month, Depardieu had it stamped with the new address in Saransk, a city […]


The Left’s Chris Dorner Romance — on The Glazov Gang
PJTV’s AlfonZo Rachel joins Dwight Schultz, Ann-Marie Murrell and Reagan Murrell to discuss why progressives love cop killers.

REZA KAHLILI: Iranian Regime Concerned about Radiation Leak from Fordow Blast The Iranian regime persists in a cover up of the Fordow blast, while panicked about radiation leaks that may spread to major cities. New details have emerged identifying the names of Iranian and North Korean scientists among the more than 76 killed of the 219 trapped underground when the blast allegedly occurred at enrichment […]

Hagel 2009: Send U.S. Troops to Impose Peace on Israel, Palestinians Joel Pollak Former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE), President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, co-authored a 2009 report that called for U.S. troops to lead a peacekeeping force that would patrol the future borders between Israel and a Palestinian state. The report, referenced Saturday by Israel National News, also suggested that peace could be imposed […]


Today I got really choked up when I read a letter forwarded to me by my friend David Krakow….The letter, written on January 4, 1940, was by a Jewish resident of Vilna named Yehuda….Here is an excerpt.

“I do not know whether my letter will be permitted to reach you…..At the outbreak of the war I was in Byalistock. It is impossible to communicate the tension of those last few days. The country felt the impending tragedy and while hatred of the Nazis was strong, the sense of impotence and unpreparedness was even stronger. When President Mosciki broadcast the words “Tonight our eternal enemy initiated his attacks against Poland” the general impression was that he had pronounced our doom.

The letter which describes the terrors of Hitler and Stalin ends: “We live here, poorly clad, half starving, waiting for the day when we shall be able to migrate to Palestine.”

Millions of Polish men, women and children did not live. One in every three Jews in the world were killed in the Holocaust. They were trapped in Europe by the British who clamped shut the gates to Palestine, by the shameless Western nations that would not admit them, and by the tsunami of anti-Semitism that flooded Europe.

So, what does this have to do with Fiamma Nirenstein. She is not an ordinary citizen of Italy. She is a member of Parliament who is leaving because of the mounting anti-Semitism. Thousands of Europeans feel trapped and afraid and are planning their exit.

Yes dear Yehuda, rest easy. That dream of Zionism is a reality. You did not have that choice. Jews all over the world can now find a haven… Evian Conferences, no White Papers, no immigration restrictions, no Kindertransports, no endless lines for trains and ships that leave without them.

Now, if that doesn’t explain the miracle of Israel, what does? Jabotinski and Herzl must be smiling…..Ciao Fiamma….Shalom Fiamma

DIANA WEST: DID ANYONE REALIZE OBAMA WAS WORKING OFF A NEW CONSTITUTION? From Dispatch International: “Checks and balances” to be replaced by “the greater good” WASHINGTON, D.C. President Barack Obama opened his 2013 State of the Union (SOTU) address to Congress by quoting John F. Kennedy. Fifty-one years ago, JFK told assembled government leaders in the same ornate House chamber – the president’s cabinet, members of […]