The memos almost treat Sept. 11 as if it weren’t Sept. 11. It is certainly not about Islamist extremism or the jihadist proclamations by its aspirants. It isn’t even really about us. We are told: “We honor all victims of terrorism, in every nation of the world. We honor and celebrate the resilience of individuals, families and communities on every continent, whether in New York or Nairobi, Bali or Belfast, Mumbai or Manila, or Lahore or London.” (Is it just an accident of alliteration that crucial cities torn by terror have been omitted, because that would have required acknowledging that Jerusalem or Tel Aviv faces something similar?)
Indeed, so anxious is the White House to filter out any historical aspects of Sept. 11 that it proclaims this anniversary “the third official National Day of Service and Remembrance.” It should be used to encourage “service projects” and a “spirit of unity.” Through such demonstrations, the memos affirm, our communities can withstand “whatever dangers may come — be they terrorist attacks or natural disasters.”
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/danielhannan/100103024/we-are-doomed-doomed/ Some readers feel I’m laying it on a bit thick about our debt levels. Well, have a look at the charts below, which come from the Bank of International Settlement (hat-tip, Tim Clougherty). Let’s start with the three forms of debt in Britain, viz personal, corporate and government liabilities: There comes a point when […]
http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2011/09/the_palestinian_refugee_issue_origins_and_solution.html CURTIS IS RIGHT…AS USUAL ABOUT REFUGEES, BUT THE STICKING ISSUE THAT DOES NOT ALLOW FOR ANY ACCOMMODATION IS ARAB/MOSLEM REJECTION OF ANY JEWISH PRESENCE ANYWHERE IN WHAT THEY PERCEIVE TO BE THEIR CALIPHATE…..READ BAT YE’OR’S NEW MASTERPIECE..” EUROPE, GLOBALIZATION, AND THE COMING UNIVERSAL CALIPHATE”….RSK Whether or not a Palestinian state is unilaterally declared in […]
The time when the Obama brand still seemed like it might have something to offer the American people is long past. There will still be voters who go to the polls and pull the wrong lever, but they won’t do it because they seriously believe that another term will make America a better place. Rather they will do it for reasons of identity. Political identity, racial identity and because ‘anything is better than voting GOP’ is also an identity.
The emotion that Obama stirred in the hearts of millions, that illusory sense of history created by so many hours of media manipulation, the expectation that now things would be better, is gone. And it isn’t coming back. No one will ever look up dewy eyed at a giant projected image of the Beloved Leader and see the second coming of JFK. All they will see is the politician they’re stuck with.
Mark Steyn: Eternal adolescence lacking in romance http://articles.ocregister.com/2011-09-02/news/30110885_1_muffin-cultural-abyss-greece I was on a very long flight the other day and, to get me through it, I had two books: the new bestseller “Of Thee I Zing,” by Laura Ingraham, and a book I last read 20 years ago, “The Radetzky March,” by Joseph Roth. The former […]
http://bigpeace.com/cjohnson/2011/09/03/see-something-say-something-not-so-fast-says-congresswoman-judy-chu/#more-156856 ‘See Something Say Something’? Not So Fast, Says Congresswoman Judy Chu Posted by Charles C. Johnson Sep 3rd 2011 at 5:19 pm in Congress, Featured Story, Strategy, Terrorism | Comments (46) When it comes to college students applying to our best schools, Congresswoman Judy Chu (D-CA) likes discriminating on the basis of race. But when it comes […]
http://www.meforum.org/3030/muslim-radicalization Because the phrase “Muslim radicalization” has become increasingly popular in American discourse, it behooves us to establish once and for all what it means. Without an agreed upon definition, it may be that we are each talking about different things—or worse and more likely, nothing at all. Most dictionaries define “radicalization” and “radicalize” as […]
They’re all in this together THESE ARE THE STORIES THAT JEFFREY TOOBIN AND JOURNOS IN OBAMA’S POCKET REFUSED TO COVER FOR FEAR THEY WOULD SINK HIS CANDIDACY……RSK http://spectator.org/archives/2011/09/02/theyre-all-in-this-together Asked during the 2008 presidential campaign about his relationship with the left-wing radical Bill Ayers, Barack Obama replied that Ayers was just “a guy who lives in […]
September 11, 2001 – A Decade of Lessons Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought” http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_opinion.php?id=417 September 11, 2001 constituted a horrific awakening from the post-Cold War delusions of “Peace Dividends” and a “New World Order” to the reality of a “New World Disorder” and a worldwide surge of Islamic terrorism. The 9/11 reality has exposed […]
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/08/02/yonge-dundas-smackdown What constitutes a physical assault in Toronto these days? AUGUST 8, 2011
“The details: I was at Yonge-Dundas Square with my nine-year-old son. We ate pizza. We drank bubble tea. And I used my new Canon camera to take photos of this neon shrine.Suddenly, a woman wearing a hijab ran toward me. She was part of a group that included two women wearing full face-covering burkas. She was screaming: “We are Muslim! You do not take pictures of us!” (Odd. I can’t find the “no photos” rule in the Qur’an.)I informed the lady I was in a public square in a democracy. I can actually take pictures of whomever I please.And then: Ka-pow! Her fist collided with my face. Worse, she almost knocked my new camera from my hands.My son and I were then surrounded by a mob of about 20 people, many of whom were speaking Arabic. One kept demanding I surrender my camera to him.
It was surreal. Was I in Toronto — or Riyadh?”