Hezbollah Leader Begs Al Qaeda for a Truce WE CARE A LOT Head of Hamas in Gaza Ismail Haniyeh told UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, that the Gaza Strip couldn’t take in Syria’s Palestinian refugees due to an ideological issue: If they take in the refugees from Syria, Israel could use it […]
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/ THIS NOT A GUN PROBLEM, IT’S A PEOPLE PROBLEM Chicago, where Obama delivered his victory speech, has homicide numbers that match all of Japan and are higher than Spain, Poland and pre-war Syria. Chicago’s murder rate of 15.65 per 100,000 people looks nothing like the American 4.2 rate, the Midwestern 4.5 or the Illinois’ […]
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2373/boy_suspended_for_making_gun_sign_with_hand_no_really The contest continues; whose government is more stupid with its policies – the US or the UK? I’ve shared several horror stories of government incompetence and bureaucratic nonsense as part of my series comparing stupid policies in the United States and United Kingdom. This has been a neck-and-neck battle, with the United Kingdom recently […]
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2360/mohammed_morsi_on_israel_these_blood_suckers_these_warmongers_the_descendants_of_apes_and_pigs_ Mohammed Morsi, now Egyptian President recorded TV segments in 2010 calling for the destruction of the State of Israel ootage of Mohammed Morsi, now President of Egypt, has emerged showing his inflammatory and hateful comments against the State of Israel. The clips, hosted and translated by MEMRI, show Mohammed Morsi in 2010 giving a […]
http://www.thecommentator.com/article/2364/extremist_targets_students_with_discount_retreat_ An extremist preacher who runs a Sharia divorce court in London and supports the death penalty for apostates continues to be promoted to university students in Britain, with discount ticket prices offered to members of university Islamic societies. Haitham Al-Haddad, in a recent interview in Norway, stated that “I agree with you that for […]
The politics of the “fiscal cliff” deal is debatable: On the one hand, Boehner got the “Bush tax cuts” made permanent for most Americans; Obama was forced to abandon his goal of increasing rates for those earning $250,000. On the other, on taxes Republicans caved to the same class-warfare premises (the rich need to pay their “fair share”) they’d successfully fought off a mere two years ago; while on spending the Democrats not only refused to make cuts, they refused to make cuts even part of the discussion.
Which of the above is correct? Who cares? As I said, the politics is debatable. But the reality isn’t. I hate to keep plugging my book “After America” in this space, but if you buy multiple copies they’ll come in very useful for insulating your cabin after the power grid collapses. At any rate, right up there at the front – page six – I write as follows:
“The prevailing political realities of the United States do not allow for any meaningful course correction. And, without meaningful course correction, America is doomed.”
Washington keeps proving the point. The political class has just spent two months on a down-to-the-wire nail-biting white-knuckle thrill-ride negotiation the result of which is more business as usual. At the end, as always, Dr. Obama and Dr. Boehner emerge in white coats, surgical masks around their necks, bloody scalpels in hand, and announce that it was touch-and-go for awhile but the operation was a complete success – and all they’ve done is applied another temporary Band-Aid that’s peeling off even as they speak. They’re already prepping the OR for the next life-or-death surgery on the debt ceiling, tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday or a week on Thursday or the third Sunday after Epiphany.
THE FIRST IRAQ WAR WAS ACTUALLY FOUGHT FOR THE TV AUDIENCES WITH NIGHTLY NEWS BRIEFINGS FROM GENERALS AND COMMANDER AMANPOUR DODGING BULLETS WHICH RUFFLED HER HAIR AND EARRINGS AS THEY WHIZZED BY, AND BERNIE SHAW AND PETER ARNETT HAVING MELTDOWNS IN THEIR HOTEL…..AND THE WHOLE THING BECAME SHUCKS AND AWE LEAVING SADDAM STANDING. STORMIN NORMAN WAS NO BIG DEAL AND PRODDED BY POWELL THE WAR JUST FIZZLED OUT…..RIGHT ON CNN…..RSK
A good man and American, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, passed away this past December 27th. G_d rest his soul.
When the Syrian Assads’ twin butcher to the east, Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, grabbed that giant oil well also known as Kuwait, he had crossed a line that was indeed taboo.
Previously killing hundreds of thousands (some claim millions) of human beings was one thing–especially if they were non-Arab Kurds a la gassed babies in Halabja, the Al-Anfal Campaign, and such. But hijacking one of the world’s most important sources of oil–now that was a crime that simply could not be forgiven or overlooked, especially since key leaders in the West (including the then current American President) had direct links to that black gold themselves.
I THOUGHT MY GLASSES WERE FAULTY BUT NO….THE WASHPO ACTUALLY DID FEATURE THIS EDITORIAL…..STILL DELUSIONAL ON TWO STATE (DIS)SOLUTION BUT THEY SURE HAVE COME A LONG WAY…..RSK
FACING AN election in which his most dangerous competition is from the far right, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has adopted a familiar tactic: a flurry of announcements of new construction in Jewish settlements in Jerusalem and the West Bank. The predictable result has been a storm of denunciations by the United States and every other member of the U.N. Security Council, along with dire predictions that the new building would “make a negotiated two-state solution . . . very difficult to achieve,” as British Foreign Secretary William Hague put it.
The criticism is appropriate, in the sense that such unilateral action by Israel, like the unilateral Palestinian initiative to seek statehood recognition in November from the U.N. General Assembly, serves to complicate the negotiations that are the only realistic route to a Middle East peace. But the reaction is also counterproductive because it reinforces two mistaken but widely held notions: that the settlements are the principal obstacle to a deal and that further construction will make a Palestinian state impossible.
Twenty-five years ago, Israel’s government openly aimed at building West Bank settlements that would block a Palestinian state. But that policy changed following the 1993 Oslo accords. Mr. Netanyahu’s government, like several before it, has limited building almost entirely to areas that both sides expect Israel to annex through territorial swaps in an eventual settlement. For example, the Jerusalem neighborhoods where new construction was announced last month were conceded to Israel by Palestinian negotiators in 2008.
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/12690 Assad’s, soon-in-coming death, will make Qadaffi’s death look like a summer picnic. Iran’s pipe-dream that a coastal Alawite/Shiite enclave can survive a Sunni tsunami propagated from the wanton Shiite murder of 70,000 Sunni men, women, and children is a delusion. Any residual Assad remnant holdouts in the Syrian Latakia mountainous coastal region, will be […]
THIS IS A MESSAGE THAT WAS ALSO DELIVERED BY JABOTINSKY….JEWS DID NOT UNDERSTAND THEIR ENEMY’S INTENTIONS AND TODAY THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHO THEIR REAL FRIENDS ARE….RSK
Jew, Know Your Enemy
The following article was published yesterday at Dispatch International, but was only up briefly before the latest hacker attack took down the site. At the request of DI’s editors, Gates of Vienna is pleased to republish it here.
Jew, know your enemy
by Jeppe Samuel Cholewa Juhl
“When two Jews are gathered in a room, there will be at least three opinions.” So goes the saying that we used to laugh at in my youth when we were sitting around the dinner table.
Essentially the saying is very positive. It reflects Judaism’s taste for discussion and its willingness and ability to change. Jewish intellectual curiosity, joie de vivre and taste for innovation are legendary and have contributed mightily to mankind’s advancement within practically every imaginable field. The world would have been a poorer place without the Jewish people.
Therefore the kind of pluralism that springs from debate, disagreement and curiosity must of course be preserved. We must continue debating. We must continue constructively, even aggressively, challenging each other. All the time. Any time.
But there is one thing we Jews should not be arguing about in this day and age. This encompasses all Jews — especially in Europe. Whether we are religious or secular. Whether we regard ourselves as belonging to the Left or the Right. And that is that Islam is Judaism’s mortal enemy. To believe otherwise is to deny an overwhelmingly documented reality.
And by Islam I mean all of Islam. The entire system of thought. The religious as well as the (dominant) political and cultural aspects of the Muslim world are so thoroughly infested with vitriolic anti-Semitism that it would be suicidal for us Jews to underestimate the hatred and the ignorance with which today’s Muslims are brought up.
The problem is that many Western Jews deny this hatred. We are nice and peaceful people. We have minded our own business. We have gratefully and diligently accommodated to the countries that have accepted us and never demanded special treatment nor displayed a victim mentality.
Orthodox Jews in Europe are integrated and secular Jews are assimilated to a degree where Jewishness is close to disappearing. We have ascribed the best of motives to our fellow men and naïvely projected our values on others. Many Jews — like most Europeans — are moral and cultural relativists who believe that all people have the best of intentions.