Rael Jean Isaac, Editor of OUTPOST the publication of Americans for a Safe Israel has written extensively about social movements in the United States. Her latest book is Roosters of the Apocalypse, from which this article is excerpted. She is author of The Coercive Utopians: Social Deception by America’s Power Players in 1984, the first book to trace the radicals’ entry into mainstream America and the agenda to destroy industry and capitalism. Also,Madness in the Streets : How Psychiatry and the Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill, and many books and monographs on Israeli politics and the many groups including Jewish and mainline churches with an anti-Israel agenda……rsk

“Beginning in 1856, the Xhosa tribe in today’s South Africa destroyed its own economy. They killed an estimated half-million of their own cattle (which they ordinarily treated with great care and respect), ceased planting crops, and destroyed their grain stores. By the end of 1857, between thirty and fifty thousand Xhosa had starved to death — a third to a half of the population. The British herded survivors of the once-powerful tribe into labor camps, and white settlers took much of their land, as reported by Richard Landes in Heaven on Earth: The Varieties of the Millennial Experience.

The Xhosa had acted on the prophecy of a fifteen-year-old girl who promised that if they destroyed all they had and purified themselves of “witchcraft” (including evil inclinations and selfishness), the world before the white invaders came would be restored. The British oppressors would flee, and the Xhosa ancestors would return, bringing with them an even greater abundance of cattle and grain.

Do you feel a mixture of pity and contempt for these strange people who ruined themselves on the basis of an outlandish vision? If so, the feeling is misplaced. Just as the basis for the Xhosa economy was cattle, the lifeblood of our economy is energy. And we are strangling our own energy supply on the basis of an apocalyptic prophecy that has no more validity than the one that sent the Xhosa into self-immolation.

The apocalyptic vision to which we subscribe has a superficial scientific gloss — “climate change” — but at bottom, both visions prescribe economic suicide, and both promise that self-sacrifice will bring about a golden age. In the case of the Xhosa, that golden age was the time before the British invaded. In our own, to quote famed environmentalist David Brower (director of the Sierra Club and then of Friends of the Earth), it’s “back there about a century when, at the start of the Industrial Revolution we began applying energy in vast amounts to tools with which we began tearing the environment apart.”


Dishonorably Disarmed: Marines Insulted by Sec. Panetta


Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was to address a mixed U.S.-Afghan audience at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan only weeks after six American solders were killed by Afghan soldiers, and days after an American soldier allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians. That circumstance alone would ensure a tense atmosphere, but the decision to disarm the 200 Marines who planned to hear the secretary should set off further alarm bells.


http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/293612 President Obama’s health plan should be rechristened “The Unaffordable Care Act.” Precisely as Obamacare’s critics predicted, the officially titled Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is no bargain for taxpayers or patients. Obama signed this measure on March 23, 2010. Less than two years later, its original $940 billion, ten-year price tag is in […]

New York City “Islamophobia” Event Ignores What We’re Afraid of by Phyllis Chesler with Fern Sidman


As Islamist terrorists are being arrested in Baku for a plot to attack both the American and Israeli Embassies; as Muslims torture, murder, and exile Christians from their native Arab lands; as Hamas constantly bombards Israeli civilians with rockets launched from Gaza; even as Iran is threatening to send many “caravans of tens of thousands” of hostile Iranians to march on Jerusalem—guess what subject drew 225 eager audience members and the media to an upper west side Jewish Community Center?

The subject du jour was:”Combating Islamophobia,” which featured panelists Rabbi Marc Schneier and Imam Shamsi Ali. The moderator: None other than former First Daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

Why are Jews confusing “Islamophobia” with anti-Semitism? One understands why Muslims who are used to feeling superior to all other religions, would want to assume whatever remains of Jewish victimhood and make it their own in order to gain sympathy for real and imaginary slights and for terrorist aggression—but why are Jews enabling them to do so?



More than anything, Marie Colvin, who was laid to rest Monday, will be remembered for sacrificing her life for the London Sunday Times’ circulation figures (albeit pro forma in the name of intrepid reporting on the siege of Homs). Her immortality in the annals of journalism is guaranteed.

With that in mind, it’d be especially instructive for us to recall one of her eyewitness accounts which is most pertinent to our own circumstances.

It was published nearly six years ago – in April 2006, only a few months after we disengaged from Gaza.

Colvin tossed the truth about our self-bamboozlement directly in our faces. This perhaps was why that specific item generated near-zero resonance among us. Why focus on the unpleasant even if it’s the straightforward bottom line with profound implications for our possible future follow- up follies?

If there’s anything we dislike, it’s to be confronted with evidence of our own inexcusable imbecility.

Colvin unceremoniously gave us the facts. It was left up to us to draw conclusions which our establishment and Left-dominated media scoffed at. Therefore, Colvin’s singularly unpalatable feature never made our headlines back in the day.

That in itself poses something of a riddle. One would expect our agenda-driven press to lap up her material, because Colvin was never remotely renowned for being a lover of Zion.

Having gone where few men dared and promoted herself as dedicated to chronicling war’s worst, she covered conflicts in Kosovo, East Timor, Chechnya and Sri Lanka, where she lost an eye. In March 2006 she boldly ventured a tad beyond the reinstated Green Line to see what became of Morag, one of the spirited settlements razed by Ariel Sharon and sidekicks – Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni et al.

“Four green flags of the extremist Palestinian party Hamas were flying last week at the gate of a military training camp built on the ruins of Morag,” she opened. “Inside the camp recruits from the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of Hamas, ran mock attacks over dunes covered in dry grass. One of them stopped to launch a rocket-propelled grenade.”

Colvin stressed that “the base is no makeshift encampment. A telecommunication tower rises from a dune; loudspeakers broadcast from masts… the stones from the old homes have been painted white and used to make guardhouses. Even the settlement’s gate has been cannibalized; now it swings to Toyota pick-up trucks bringing more armed men in uniform.”

A senior al-Qassam honcho who showed Colvin around explained to her that his outfit’s deadly aims vis-à-vis Israel haven’t changed one iota since Hamas’s electoral victory.

The insolence of the unnamed hotshot quoted by Colvin was underscored at exactly that same time by then-Palestinian Authority foreign minister Mahmoud a-Zahar of Hamas (during the Hamas-Fatah partnership).

Angry Turk’s Message for Europe: “We are Coming” by Soeren Kern

http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2947/angry-turks-europe “Whether or not you want us in the European Union, our influence in Europe is growing. We are more numerous. We are younger. We are stronger.” A second-generation Muslim immigrant in Austria has authored a provocative new book in which he argues that Europe’s future is Turkish, whether Europeans like it or not. The […]


http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/jerusalem-a-tale-of-one-city-part-ii/ In 2008, then Presidential candidate Barack Obama addressed the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, DC. He received tumultuous applause for his declaration that he would not allow Iran to acquire nuclear arms, and that Jerusalem would remain the undivided capital of Israel.  Given his latest AIPAC performance and the usual next day equivocations, not […]


Consider the following scenario…
You’re out for a leisurely ride on a bus minding your own business and then, from out of nowhere, your bus is attacked and people are maimed and murdered. Enemies sworn to destroy you and your state have crossed the border; all together, eight of your countrymen are now dead. After the dust settles, what do you (or any citizen of any country) expect your government to do about this? A no brainer–correct ?
Okay, now here’s the reality…

Israel has recently been hit by hundreds of rockets, missiles, and mortars deliberately aimed at its civilian population.

Arabs from Gaza launched them (they have continuously launched others as well prior to this) in response to Israel’s pinpoint assassination of the mastermind of those actual attacks mentioned above, Zuhair al-Qaissi, of the Popular Resistance Committee–along with some of his chief lieutenants. Israeli intelligence claimed that al-Qaissi was plotting to carry out a similar attack in the near future.

Of about 25 Arabs who have died so far in this current flare-up, about 22 are confirmed “militants.” Considering that the latter deliberately operate from amidst their civilian human shields, this is, beyond doubt, quite an example of that maximum restraint the United Nations’ Mr. Ban Ki-moon and others pontificate to Israel about. For him to even mention this while thousands of civilian Arabs have been deliberately massacred by Syria is a sick joke. With all of its imperfections, Israel deserves lectures from no one on such matters. Indeed, via any objective measuring stick, it shines above most others–and above all in its own neighborhood, for sure.


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http://frontpagemag.com/2012/03/15/jim-belushi-raises-money-for-obama-castro/ “I love Cuba!” bellowed comedian Jim Belushi last week from a Havana stage. The comedian, who cashed-in on his comedian brother’s name, was giving a stand-up routine as guest of honor of a regime whose “constitution” mandates two years in prison for any subject overheard cracking a joke about Belushi’s host, Fidel Castro. Jim […]