http://pjmedia.com/claudiarosett/irans-supporting-role-in-turkish-prime-ministers-anti-semitic-slur/?print=1 Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan got plenty of attention for his remarks at a UN forum in Vienna  last Wednesday, in which he equated Zionism to fascism, Islamophobia, and anti-Semitism (not that Erdogan seems to object to anti-Semitism; but as Andy McCarthy notes , rational discourse is not Erdogan’s strong suit). What’s been […]
http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2013/02/its-not-easy-being-red-and-green.html The left has never adapted to the transition from nationalistic wars to ideological wars. It took the left a while to grasp that the Nazis were a fundamentally different foe than the Kaiser and that pretending that World War 2 was another war for the benefit of colonialists and arms dealers was the behavior […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/us-warned-al-qaida-hit-squads-coming?f=puball http://www.wnd.com/2013/02/u-s-warned-al-qaida-hit-squads-coming/#oczB45CjmHQThEiO.99 UPDATE: The source informed WND hours after this story was posted that the Islamic regime ruling Iran is in preparation for a major cyber attack very soon on major U.S. facilities – to send a warning to the U.S. that the regime is capable of harming America’s infrastructure. It would be intended as […]
http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/journalisms-jihad-against-journalists It would be interesting to find contrasts, or similarities, between the recent White House attack on editor and journalist Bob Woodward and the physical attack last month on Lars Hedegaard, the outspoken Danish historian and journalist. The Woodward imbroglio is not just a storm in a teacup between a White House underling and a […]
2013.03.03 (Karachi, Pakistan) – Four dozen innocents are massacred when Sunnis set off a massive car bomb outside a Shia shrine.
2013.03.03 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Bomb blasts in two Shia neighborhoods leave four dead.
2013.03.02 (Karachi, Pakistan) – Two Shiites are murdered by Sipah-e-Sahaba terrorists.
2013.03.01 (Mogadishu, Somalia) – Two suicide bombers manage to take out one civilian at a beachfront restaurant.
2013.03.01 (Kunar, Afghanistan) – Hardliner fundamentalists murder nine locals with a roadside bomb.
2013.02.28 (Baghdad, Iraq) – Sunnis set off a car bomb at a packed Shiite restaurant, leaving eleven dead and three dozen more in agony.
Again and again we see that the primitive Muslim male cannot endure the sight of a woman in authority. Here we have yet more evidence of it from Turkey, where German soldiers are deployed manning patriot missile batteries, supposedly to defend Turkey from the mythical threat from Syria. Recently a German government delegation visited the German troops there.
During the visit of defence minister Thomas de Maizière a Turkish general pushed a German [female] soldier who intended to control the traffic of the delegation vehicles. Afterwards she complained about bruises.
N-tv reports that this “must have been more than a soft shove”.
It seems the Turks also shot stray dogs close to the German base and just left them lying there.
The military commissioner described conditions in the medical section of the Turkish barracks as “intolerable”. In addition a soldier reported that “stray dogs” were “shot by the Turkish soldiers, but not cleared away”.
“At the heart of any society lies a basic social contract. A contract where rights are matched by responsibilities.You don’t hear enough about that when human rights are discussed. It always seems to be, ‘I know my rights’. We should hear, ‘I know my responsibilities’ as well. Such a social contract should lie at the heart of a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.”
Britain needs to restore trust in the human rights ideal. We should sweep away the discredited Human Rights Act and replace it with a British Bill of Rights and Responsibilities.
A key element would be to ensure our freedoms are under the control of the UK Supreme Court and not European judges. It’s wrong for Strasbourg to decide these things. British judges in British courts should have the final say on laws passed by Parliament.
Moreover, this is what the British people want – three out of four people tell pollsters the Human Rights Act is a charter for criminals and the undeserving.
Immigration reform is one of President Barack Obama’s priorities for his second term, and for a wide-reaching package to pass, lawmakers need to be convinced that the border with Mexico is secure.
But that is no easy sell. Apprehensions of undocumented aliens at the frontier have dropped 50 percent since 2008, going to 365,000 people last year, which the Obama administration cites as evidence that border security measures work. And deportations of aliens without residency permits, particularly those with criminal records — a key government goal — stand at about 400,000 a year.
But the investigative arm of Congress, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), dampened the government’s optimism last week.
A report submitted to the House of Representatives said the number of apprehensions at the US-Mexico border “provides some useful information but does not position the department to be able to report on how effective its efforts are at securing the border.”
“The Border Patrol is in the process of developing goals and measures; however, it has not yet set target timeframes and milestones for completing its efforts,” it added.
Marc Rosenblum, an immigration policy expert with the Congressional Research Service, said that “the size and diversity of the US border mean that no single, quantitative, off-the-shelf indicator accurately and reliably provides a metric or a ‘score’ for border enforcement.”
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/3/marco-rubio-rand-paul-differ-on-middle-east/ Sens. Marco Rubio and Rand Paul — in what could be a preview of a 2016 Republican presidential primary showdown — are staking out markedly different positions on U.S. intervention in the world, and particularly on American policy toward the Middle East Kentucky’s Mr. Paul, who visited Israel and Jordan in January, is calling […]
http://washingtonexaminer.com/jed-babbin-joe-biden-shotgun-salesman/article/2523002 President Obama’s highly controversial gun control proposal is being split into several bills that Senate Democrats hope will be easier to pass. Expanded background checks, limits on the size of weapon magazines and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s “assault weapons” ban may all be brought up for a vote. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., wants to […]