ROGER KIMBALL: “KINETIC MILITARY ACTIVITY???”….CALLING THINGS BY THEIR RIGHT NAMES Writing yesterday about what Obama’s minions are calling our  “kinetic military activity” in Libya, I noted that the folks presiding over Orwell’s Newspeak would have liked the phrase “kinetic military activity.” As a mendacious and evasive euphemism for “war” it is hard to beat.  But Orwell is not the only important thinker the Obama […]

DECODING LIBYA: ANDREW McCARTHY Decoding Libya Sharia can tell us how this story ends. For nearly 20 years, we’ve willfully blinded[1] ourselves to the Rosetta Stone that decodes our enemy’s war doctrine. But the jihad (or shall we call it “kinetic Islam”?) is catalyzed not by al-Qaeda but by sharia — by Muslim law. So is the “Arab […]

THE SULTAN: THE MASSACRE OF MEANING When terrorists planted bomb in a bag near a bus station killing a Scottish Bible translator studying ancient Hebrew, and wounding dozens more including six Americans — Reuters decided it was time to explain to its audience what that peculiar Hebraic term, “Terrorist Attack” meant. “Police described the explosion as a “terrorist attack” — […]

THE SULTAN: SAVING A BILLION PEOPLE FROM THEMSELVES The West is almost as in love with improving the world, as the Muslim world is with conquering it. These two contradictory impulses, the missionary and the warrior, intersect in the Clash of Civilizations. The Muslim world has two approaches to the West, underhanded deceit and outright terror. The former are considered moderates and […]

GEERT WILDERS IN ROME: THE FAILURE OF MULTICULTURALISM AND HOW TO TURN THE TIDE Geert Wilders in Rome: “The Failure of Multiculturalism and How to Turn the Tide” Signore e signori, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends of the Magna Carta Foundation, molte grazie. Thank you for inviting me to Rome. It is great to be here in this beautiful city which for many centuries was the capital and […]

DISPROPORTIONATE RESTRAINT: DAVID ISAAC “Disproportionate force” is the accusation invariably hurled at Israel when she does anything beyond lie down in response to Arab attack. In Dec. 2008, for example, Israel launched Operation Cast Lead in an effort to reduce Hamas rocket fire coming in from the Gaza Strip – 1,750 rockets and 1,528 mortar bombs were hurled […]

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC REONSTRUCTION OF ATLANTIS: FROM THE CONNECTICUT JEWISH LEDGER Reconstruction of Atlantis that appears in the National Geographic documentary. WEST HARTFORD – Anybody who has read Plato’s “Dialogues” or listened to ‘60s pop-star Donovan knows about Atlantis, the legendary island city that disappeared into the sea “in a single day and night of misfortune” some 3,000 years ago. Those who read the Book […]


You Want A State? Go Cry for One in Your Non-alcoholic Beer Or close your eyes tight, wish real hard, and blow on a dandelion. Those could be your best chances of getting one. For, all tarted up though you Fatah and Palestinian Authority mandarins may be—with your “president” (he who apparently is in […]

THE NEW YORK TIMES AND ITAMAR: ANDREA LEVIN at March 26, 2011 By Andrea Levin The murders of the Fogel family, including three children stabbed to death in their beds, obviously posed a dilemma for the New York Times. Fixated as it is on a story line in which Israel, and especially Israeli settlers, bear central responsibility for ongoing tensions with the […]