http://pjmedia.com/andrewmccarthy/2013/08/06/erdogans-ergenekon-farce-draws-to-a-close/ The five-year farce known as the “Ergenekon” trial – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of military and political opponents under the cloak of an “anti-terrorism” prosecution – is now completed. On Monday, a special court pronounced the convictions and harsh sentences – ranging from decades of incarceration to life-imprisonment – for dozens […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/08/obamas_national_security_silence_is_unacceptable.html Do you recall the last time that a modern US president was so silent about issues of national security? I can’t. Day 3 of the embassy closings and now we are evacuating US personnel from the region. The UK, too! Again, we are not second guessing the US government. It’s better to be […]
https://www.nationalreview.com/nrd/articles/353799/anti-che Miami, Fla. — Felix Rodriguez seems fated to be linked to Che Guevara. This is not entirely just. Rodriguez loves freedom, and has worked tirelessly for it; Guevara loved tyranny, and worked tirelessly for it. “Two sides of the same coin,” some people say. Maybe — but only in the way that light and […]
HERE I THOUGHT THAT THOMAS FRIEDMAN WAS THE DUMBEST PSEUDO JOURNALIST IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA….TED KOPPEL IS GIVING HIM A RACE FOR THE DUNCE CAP…..AND BY THE WAY, IT WAS BILL CLINTON AND HIS SEC. OF STATE MADELEINE HALFBRIGHT THAT FAILED TO GET OSAMA BIN LADEN IN KHARTOUM…..RSK
June 28, 2014, will mark the 100th anniversary of what is arguably the most eventful terrorist attack in history. That was the day that Gavrilo Princip, a Bosnian Serb, shot and killed the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne.
In one of those mega-oversimplifications that journalists love and historians abhor, the murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his pregnant wife, Sophie, led directly and unavoidably to World War I. Between 1914 and 1918, 37 million soldiers and civilians were injured or killed. If there should ever be a terrorists’ Hall of Fame, Gavrilo Princip will surely deserve consideration as its most effective practitioner.
Terrorism, after all, is designed to produce overreaction. It is the means by which the weak induce the powerful to inflict damage upon themselves—and al Qaeda and groups like it are surely counting on that as the centerpiece of their strategy.
It appears to be working. Right now, 19 American embassies and a number of consulates and smaller diplomatic outposts are closed for the week due to the perceived threat of attacks against U.S. targets. Meantime, the U.S. has launched drone strikes on al Qaeda fighters in Yemen.
By the standards of World War I, however, the United States has responded to the goading of contemporary terrorism with relative moderation. Indeed, during almost a decade of terrorist provocation, the U.S. government showed the utmost restraint. In February of 1993, before most of us had any real awareness of al Qaeda, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who would later be identified as the principal architect of 9/11, financed an earlier attack on the World Trade Center with car bombs that killed six and injured more than 1,000.
Yehuda Lev, a journalist and veteran of World War II and Israel’s War of Independence who established a European underground route to smuggle Holocaust survivors to Palestine, has died.Lev died August 3 in Providence, Rhode Island, after a prolonged illness. He was 86.
MY E-PAL DR. ALEX GROBMAN WAS HIS FRIEND AND SENT ME THIS COLUMN ON YEHUDA LEV:
The Frankfurt Jewish GI Council
Alex Grobman, Ph.D.
From the Allied invasion of Europe in June 1944 until the early 1950′s, the surviving remnant of European Jewry received aid from various sources. The American Army, the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), the International Relief Organization (IRO) and the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) provided the majority of the assistance to these Displaced Persons (DPs) during this period. The Vaad Hatzala, representing most American Orthodox Jews, helped in establishing yeshivas and kosher kitchens and providing religious texts and ritual items. The Vaad, the JDC, HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society), aided Jews in emigrating to Palestine and the United States. Since there was an ongoing need for additional supplies, many American Jewish chaplains and American Jewish soldiers stationed in the American zones of occupation in Germany and Austria offered their assistance. Most of the Jewish GIs who helped the survivors did so as individuals or in small groups. Their activities were rarely publicized. The major exception was the Frankfurt Jewish GI Council that was established in June 1946.
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ In one of the most famous events in the Bible, G-d commanded Abraham to sacrifice his only son. So Abraham took his son Isaac, bound him on an altar and prepared to bring him up as a burnt offering. And then the voice of the angel called to him and told him not to […]
Shh! Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas holds Iftar Dinner Shh! Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas holds Iftar Dinner: An officially recognized forum of Democratic Party in Texas known as Muslim Democratic Caucus of Texas hosted its tenth annual Iftar dinner with Muslim community members, Democratic Party officials and elected public officials. The event was attended […]
The war with Germany ended on May 8, 1945 but the war in the Pacific raged as the Allies bombed Japan’s cities and demanded a total surrender, threatening Japan”prompt and utter destruction.” The Japanese ignored the warning and threatened death to the allies using every means in their disposal. American airmen dropped “Little Boy” on Hiroshima on august 6th and “Fat Boy” on Nagazaki pn august 9, 1945.
On 15 August, six days after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan surrendered to the Allies, signing the surrender document on 2 September, officially ending World War II.
It was to be, alas, the last time that America would fight a war determined to win with total surrender. We knew who the enemies were, we knew what their evil ideology was and we destroyed them.
Today Hiroshima is a beautiful and thriving city and Japan is an ally and a democracy.
One of the best books on the Pacific War is :
LeMay: The Life and Wars of General Curtis LeMay by Warren Kozak (Oct 17, 2011)
Far more amusing than the perfect name implies, the title Drinking Buddies could have been topped only by some variant of Barfly (1987). Beer-fly, maybe? DB could be the PG version of the scorching relationship takedown film, 2004’s Closer. Buddies takes a sudsy stethoscope to the shifting heartbeats between opposite-sex best friends and unfulfilled […]
http://politicalmavens.com/ At the risk of being a critical minority of one, I have to point out that “Blue Jasmine” is a movie in which we are asked to take seriously and empathize with characters who are mostly cardboard paste-ups. Ginger, the sister of Cate Blanchett’s Jasmine, is a divorced mother who works as a bagger […]