Into the Fray: Ill-Considered, Inappropriate and Inadequate By MARTIN SHERMAN **** In response to the Palestinians UN initiative for non-member statehood, Israel must impose permanent penalties, not make provocative proclamations You never let a serious crisis go to waste…. What I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before. – Rahm Emanuel The Palestinian leadership, abetted by […]

HATE CRIMES AGAINST JEWS REPRESENT TWO THIRDS OF ALL RELIGIOUS HATE CRIMES.. The release of the FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report indicated a promising new trend in America, with overall hate crimes overall falling by 6 percent in 2011. However, despite the improvement, anti-Jewish hate crimes still remain disproportionately high, the report found. According to the report, there were 6,222 hate crimes in […]


Below, read excerpts from “Insider Threats – Germany: Observations, Insights, and Lessons,” a draft handbook prepared for U.S. forces serving in Europe

First of all: Understand that they may have poor conflict resolution skills and that insults cause irrational escalation of force.

Nazism has been hijacked by a tiny minority of radical Naziists. Do not deride Mein Kampf publicly or use derogatory and inflammatory expressions like “Kraut”….Avoid asking for sour kraut with your sausage.

Understand that they may have poor conflict resolution skills and that insults cause irrational escalation of force.

* * *Cultural Awareness: Show understanding of their culture. Tell them how much you love Wagner and loathe Mendelssohn. Mention their good cars, but not AUDI (company was started by a person of Jewish origins which may, in certain cases elicit some excitable response ).

* * *Etiquette Violations Best Avoided by U.S. troops. Taboo conversation topics include:

Anything related to Jews.
Mention of any other religion and/or spirituality or Gypsies
Debating the war
Making derogatory comments about the Fuhrer or the concentration of certain groups within labor and detention camps
Directing any criticism towards Herr Hitler’s inner circle…Himmler, Goebbels, Speer, Eichmann
Mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct

Bottom line: Try to avoid highly charged and emotional issues

Obamacare cometh: Fear the changes
Washington Examiner
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Obamacare cometh: Fear the changes
Obamacare will mean higher insurance bills, unwanted changes in status at work, higher taxes, loss of employer-based health insurance and a bewildering bureaucracy that will make today’s complex insurance maze seem downright simple. Read more…

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Rice withdrawal signals Obama’s Libya concern
Fox News
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Rice withdrawal signals Obama’s Libya concern
President Obama took the unusual step of issuing a statement saying Susan Rice, the embattled U.S. ambassador to the U.N., had withdrawn herself from consideration to be secretary of state. This tells us that the White House remains deeply worried about the Libya scandal. Read more…

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Pentagon’s caginess over N. Korean launch puzzles experts
Kristina Wong

U.S. missile experts have noted the success of North Korea’s satellite launch late Tuesday, but the Pentagon has said it is still assessing the event to determine whether it was indeed a success. The Pentagon’s hesitance has piqued the curiosity of some experts. Read more…

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IAEA: Progress made on Iran nuke talks (WHEW! I AM SO RELIEVED)
Agence France-Presse
Friday, December 14, 2012
The chief U.N. nuclear inspector said Friday after “good” talks in Tehran that he expects to reach a deal with Iran in January on outstanding issues over its controversial atomic program. Read more…

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The Road to Damascus Posted By Daniel Greenfield Forget the Grand Prix or the Daytona 500, the real race right now is the race to Damascus. The racers include Syrian rebels in pickup trucks with mounted machine guns and homemade tanks, toting weapons and equipment supplied and paid for by Qatar and Turkey, and more covertly by the British and French intelligence […]

RUTHIE BLUM: DAMNED IF THEY DO AND DAMNED IF THEY DON’T Damned if they do, and damned if they don’t? On Wednesday evening, a 17-year-old Palestinian boy approached an Israeli checkpoint near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron. As is standard procedure, the border policeman on guard requested his identity card. When the boy presented it, the officer in command — a 20-year-old female […]


On this week’s Glazov Gang, our guests were Dwight Schultz, a Hollywood actor ( who played “Murdock” on NBC’s “The A-Team,” Josh Brewster, a concerned citizen, and Tommi Trudeau, a producer of music videos and films.

The Gang Members discussed Our President: Ally of The Muslim Brotherhood. The discussion occurred in Part I and dealt with the administration sinking further into the moral sewer in its policy toward the Middle East. It focused on Hillary saying Israelis lack empathy toward Palestinians and Obama taking the side of Islamist monsters in the region. Part II focused on the new video by the California Federation of Teachers, “Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale” narrated by Ed Asner. It followed a discussion on What Republicans Are Afraid To Say.Watch both parts of the two-part series below:

ROBERT SPENCER: A NEW DARK AGE BEGINS IN EGYPT Eight people have been killed and hundreds wounded, but the latest bloody chapter in Egypt’s unhappy recent history is about to draw to a close: this Sunday a referendum will be held on the proposed new constitution, and that, presumably, will be the end of that. And what it will most likely herald is […]

BILLIONS IN FOREIGN AID FOR ISLAMISTS: WALTER RUSSELL MEAD Billions in Foreign Aid for Islamists How many billions are U.S. taxpayers willing to give Islamist regimes in the Middle East, both directly and through international organizations? The Obama administration is likely to find out. The Washington Post reports: The United States and a coalition of international lenders are pushing ahead with billions of […]


Not too many Americans noticed last Thursday’s passage of the Magnitsky Act that was part of a larger bill to normalize trade with Russia. But the overwhelming Senate vote (92-4), following passage last month in the House, sure got the Kremlin’s attention.

On its Twitter account, the foreign ministry in Moscow called the human rights statute “something out of the theater of the absurd.” Another tweet said, “It is perplexing and preposterous to hear human rights complaints from the US, where torture and kidnapping are legal in the 21st century.” And: “This biased approach is nothing but a vindictive desire to counter Russia in world affairs.”

Once President Obama signs the law, Russian abusers of human rights will be banned from entering or banking in the U.S. The provision was named after Sergei Magnitsky, a corruption whistleblower who was killed in police custody in 2009.

Another Russian whistleblower, 44-year-old Alexander Perepilichny, collapsed and died recently in Surrey, England, under mysterious circumstances. A Russian citizen, Perepilichny had sought refuge in Britain three years ago and was believed to be providing evidence against those implicated in Magnitsky’s death. He is the fourth person linked to the Magnitsky case to die in suspicious ways.