http://frontpagemag.com/2012/lloyd-billingsley/fbi-to-honor-cair-linked-group/print/ Next April in Washington, FBI director Robert Mueller will give the agency’s community service award to Farrukh Saeed, chairman of SALAM, the Sacramento Area League of Associated Muslims. “SALAM’s openness and commitment to the community as a whole, regardless of faith, makes them a shining example of community leadership,” said FBI special agent Herb […]
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/davidhornik/a-ground-op-in-gaza/print/ By Sunday night, Day 5 of Operation Pillar of Defense, the question of the hour in Israel was still: ground operation or no? It’s clear by now that Israel’s top decision-making triumvirate of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman is genuinely not thrilled about the idea and […]
IT’S REALLY A “TIME OUT” SHARIA STYLE…..RSK
Forget Disneyland, it’s well known that Saudi Arabia is really the happiest place on earth. And while you might criticize Saudi Arabia for being a backward totalitarian theocracy that solves all problems with mutilations, lashings or stonings; they do have family values. Proof? Saudi Arabia just sentenced an entire family to be lashed. Nothing says family values like that.
Members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice had tried to rebuke the two daughters at a shopping centre in the capital Riyadh for making indecent acts, seen by shoppers as seductive.
“One of the two girls then took off her gown and head cover and spat at the Commission members. Her sister also spat at them. Their mother later came and threw her shoe at them,” the Saudi Arabic language daily Sabq said.
“When their father came later, he tried to assault those members, swore at them and said to them ‘it’s not your business, we are free to do what we want.”
The paper said the girl who took off her gown was sentenced to five months in prison and 120 lashes while her sister was sentenced to one month in jail and 30 lashes. The mother got two months jail term and ordered lashed 60 times while the father was ordered jailed for one month and lashed 45 times.
If you want to assess just how evil and demented the Saudi religious value system is;
A teenage girl taking off her burka was sentenced to 120 lashes and 5 months in prison. Her father who actually tried to grapple with the religious police is only being sentenced to 1 month and 45 lashes.
In Saudi Arabia, a girl’s face is more of a crime than assaulting the police.
http://frontpagemag.com/2012/dgreenfield/obamas-gaza-war/ The rockets falling on Israel have their origin not just in their Gaza launchers, but in the election results of November. It is no coincidence that the explosions we are seeing now on the evening news began after the election. Like so many in the Middle East, Hamas leaders were holding their breath to […]
Not a single penny more for the EU’s begging bowl
The demand for a budget increase amid such an abuse of public funds is outrageous, says Boris Johnson
There are decisions in politics that are agonisingly tough. Sometimes you have to wrap a cold towel round your head and try to balance the outcomes. You might even sit down, scratch your chin and write a list of the pros and cons. And sometimes the choice is such a no-brainer that you can’t see how any reasonable person could disagree. That, surely, is the position on the EU budget, and the Commission’s amazing demand for an increase.
When David Cameron goes to the EU summit this week, I have absolutely no doubt that he will veto this package, and not only will he have every sensible person in this country — and in the rest of Europe — cheering him on, he will be right politically, intellectually, morally and on just about every ground that you can imagine. Herman Van Rompuy is asking for an increase in spending by Brussels of between 5 and 6.8 per cent, at a time when the whole of the Community has been enduring cuts in public expenditure.
You will be familiar with what is happening in Greece, where the cataclysmic result of euro membership is that GDP has fallen by 7.2 per cent in one year. Cancer patients are being deprived of drugs; the suicide rate has soared; youth unemployment is stratospheric and much of downtown Athens looks like a war zone after repeated rioting against the “austerity” measures demanded by this very same EU Commission. To a greater or lesser extent, the symptoms of the euro tragedy can now be seen not just in the Mediterranean countries, but even in Germany, where the collapse of export markets in the euro-Zollverein is starting to affect the output of the EU’s most powerful economy.
Here in Britain — the second biggest net contributor to the EU budget — we face continuing pressure on spending of all kinds. Welfare is being capped; we face difficult but necessary reforms of health care; and across the country there will be essential reforms to police and fire services. We have just seen cuts to school sports programmes — which you might have thought were an essential element of a sporting legacy from the 2012 Olympics — and this is the moment when the Commission seriously thinks it can come to the British taxpayer and ask for billions more in subsidy. My message to M Van Rompuy is donnez moi un break, mate.
The people in Brussels must have been out of their tiny minds. It is like giving heroin to an addict. It is like handing an ice cream to the fattest boy in the class, while the rest of the kids are on starvation diets — and then asking them to pay for his treat.
This is a budget so riddled with fraud and malpractice that in 18 years it has never been given a clean bill of health by the European Court of Auditors. Bear in mind, moreover, that this Court is itself an EU institution, with nothing like the resources it needs to invigilate the local politicians, farmers, business people and all-purpose crooks who are in receipt of funding from us all.
The Rev Dr Peter Mullen is a priest of the Church of England and former Rector of St Michael, Cornhill and St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in the City of London. He has written for many publications including the Wall Street Journal.
The BBC has been slipping up recently. No – I don’t mean to refer to unpleasant recollections of Savilegate and McAlpinegate. Let us just leave them conveniently on the Corporation’s CV. Instead I am wondering why it took the BBC so long to get into its full propaganda mode in its reporting of the war between Israel and Hamas. I don’t say there was ever anything distantly approaching even-handedness. You never get that with an ideological pressure group as committed to its own unassailable self-righteousness as the BBC. But at least for the first few days of the war there was the pretence of objectivity.
But true colours will inevitably show themselves and, sure enough, over the weekend the Corporation began to screen its horrific and heart-breaking accounts (with pictures, of course) of the Gazan children slaughtered by the nasty Israelis. What is never explained – because propaganda aims not to explain but to seduce – is the fact that Hamas stores its rockets and high explosives in schools and hospitals, and those leaders who are not so far up the pay scale that they are allotted their personal bunkers are obliged to live in their own houses with their families. And even the most meticulously targeted airstrike cannot distinguish between a terrorist and his three-year-old son when they are sitting in the same front room.
Once upon a time it was the objective of the military to win wars. Now the objective of the military is to avoid incidents.
An incident happens when civilians are killed, prisoners mistreated or some other event that is photographed, videotaped and then flashed around the world. This results in an Incident, capital I, that triggers much artificial soul-searching by the media which spends the next two years beating the incident to death and flogging its corpse across television programs, newspaper articles, books, documentaries and finally, if it’s a big enough incident, a real life movie version that is based on the book, which was based on the article, where the idealistic reporter/lawyer/activist who uncovered the truth about the incident will be played by Matt Damon or George Clooney.
The main objective of the military in most civilized countries is to prevent this chain of articles, programs, books, documentaries, dramatized plays and Matt Damon movies from coming about by making sure that no Incident can ever happen. And the best way to do that is by not fighting. And if the enemy insists on fighting, then he must be fought with razor sharp precision so that no collateral damage takes place. And if someone must die, it had better be our own soldiers, rather than anyone on the other side whose death might be used as an Incident.
Incidentism isn’t derived from a fear of Matt Damon movies, but from the perception that wars are not won on the battlefield, but in the minds of men. And that perception has a good deal to do with the kind of wars we choose to fight.
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/11/19/say-no-to-susan Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, is reportedly being considered as a possible replacement for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is believed to be leaving soon to spend more time with Bill (i.e., to start her 2016 presidential campaign). Because of Rice’s central role in the Obama administration’s attempt to […]
BILL CLINTON? YOU MEAN THE ONE WHO AS PRESIDENT HAD YASSER ARAFAT OVER TO THE WHITE HOUSE MORE TIMES THAN ANY OTHER FOREIGN “OFFICIAL”?….THE ONE WHO COULD HAVE NABBED BIN LADEN IN KHARTOUM BUT DID NOT?….THE ONE WHO IGNORED THE BOMBING OF THE COLE? WHO BOMBED SERBIA INDISCRIMINATELY WHEN MILOSEVIC HAD ALREADY PACKED HIS BAGS? WHO SPOKE ADMIRINGLY OF IRAN’S “ELECTIONS”????? McCAIN IS AN ASS AND CLINTON SHOULD FADE INTO HISTORY….RSK
He was summoned to save President Obama’s re-election campaign, and now Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has suggested summoning Bill Clinton to step into Obama’s shoes to salvage any hope of peace in the Middle East.
“Remember, the president’s first priority in 2009 was the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Obviously, there was no progress there. And there are various reasons for it. We won’t waste the time,” McCain said this morning on CBS’ Face the Nation.
“I would find someone even as high-ranking, frankly, as former President Bill Clinton to go and be the negotiator,” he said. “I know he’d hate me for saying that, but we need a person of enormous prestige and influence to have these parties sit down together as an honest broker. But we have a lot of work to do to regain some credibility because we’re crumbling all over the Middle East.”
McCain noted that al-Qaeda is “on the comeback” with new footholds in Mali and western Iraq, Kurds and Iraqis are fighting, and Iran barrels toward nuclear weapons capability.
http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/18/state-dept-official-to-attend-oic-meeting-today-on-banning-defamation-of-islam/?print=1 After the disaster of trying to blame an obscure YouTube video for the attack on the CIA operation in Benghazi and Obama’s prophecy at the UN that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” Hillary Clinton’s State Department appears to be taking another run at the First Amendment […]