Saturday, August 28, 2010
IF YOU'RE A LIBERAL POTUS AND IF YOU'VE LOST THE NYTIMES, WELL THEN YOU HAVE FREAKIN' LOST.
If President Obama has a big economic initiative up his sleeve, as he hinted recently, now would be a good time to let the rest of us in on it.
News on Friday confirmed that the economy was far weaker in the second quarter than originally believed, growing at 1.6 percent versus an initial reading of 2.4 percent.
Grim reports on housing sales indicate that the slowdown has continued.
In a normal recession, housing would lead the way up from the depths. Today, it appears to be leading the way back down.
Which brings us back to Mr. Obama ... economic policy making has all but ground to a halt.... The question then is whether Mr. Obama will lead.
... Mr. Obama also needs to inspire Americans who have been ground down by the economic crisis and Washington’s small-bore sniping. He needs to rally the nation...
... Mr. Obama and his economic team had clearly hoped for an economic rebound in time for the midterm elections. They are not going to get it.
... Standing back is not doing the country or his party any good.
PREDICTABLY, THE EDITORIAL ARGUES FOR MORE GOVERNMENT SPENDING ON BIGGER GOVERNMENT BOONDOGGLES.
THEY ARE WRONG: THE NATION IS IN NO MOOD FOR MORE OBAMANOMICS.
BUT THEY ARE RIGHT ABOUT OBAMA: HE'S BEEN A MISERABLE FAILURE...
AND - FOR A GUY WHO FOR SO MANY SEEMED TO BE AN INSPIRING CANDIDATE, HE'S BEEN A SHOCKINGLY UN-INSPIRING PRESIDENT .
- HE NEVER FOOLED ME, NOT FOR ONE SECOND.
- NOW IT SEEMS ABOUT 70% OF AMERICA SEES OBAMA FOR WHAT HE TRULY IS, AND THEY'RE NOT HAPPY.
- THEY WANT CHANGE, AND THIS NOVEMBER THEY WILL GET IT.
After dropping two nukes on japan - and it took TWO - they got it.
Blair demanded that the IRA disarm as a condition for any power-sharing deal in Northern Ireland.
Mitchell saw to it he got it.
WHY DON'T ISRAELIS DESERVE THE SAME THINGS!?
Why can't Israel be allowed to fight a war with Hamas or Hizballah until they unconditionally surrender!? The last two operations - one against Hamas and the other against Hizballah - were halted by international pressure before Israel got their enemies to surrender.
And why must Israel accept that Fatah must be armed when Britain and Northern Ireland could demand the IRA be disarmed!?
Fatah hasn't lived up to the most basic elements of OSLO: they still teach antisemitism in their schools and spread in the newspaper and on their TV station. As long as they teach their children that Israelis are subhuman, they will never be good neighbors.
The answer is that Truman and Blair weren't Jewish.
YUP: it is antisemitism which prevents Israel from doing what FDR & Truman and the Allies did to the NAZIS and Japanese; it is antisemitism which forces Israel to accept an armed terrorist neighbor whose population is bred to want Israel's annihilation.
Sadly, this antisemitism only prolongs the current state of affairs. There can be no real peace without victory and no victory until the enemy is utterly vanquished.
- We left the Korean peninsula without victory, and thereby condemned the North Koreans to 6 decades of horrific socialist tyranny - and now South Korea is hostage to North Korea's nuclear bombs. South Korea and the entire region!
- We left South Vietnam after signing a "peace treaty" with North Vietnam in 1973 - which they broke at the first opportunity, invading the South and placing the entire people under socialist tyranny - (one which has been begging the USA for investment for a decade - investment the Vietnamese people could have had in 1965; investment that could have made them as well off as South Korea all the many years! ASIDE: North Vietnam's first opportunity came as a result of the Democrat "Dives"s in Congress pulling the plug on the SVG in 1975 - two year after the Paris Peace Accord and 2 years after USA combat troops left Vietnam!)
- We left Saddam in power after the Gulf War. NUFF SAID!
IT PAYS TO FINISH THE JOB.
REMINDER: WE HAVE A JOB TO DO IN IRAN.
AND THE SOONER THE BETTER.
GERARD HAS MORE NUMBERS.
Hate crimes directed against Muslims remain relatively rare, notwithstanding the notoriety gained by incidents such as recent vandalism at an Islamic center in Madera, Calif.
Jews, lesbians, gay men and Caucasians, among others, are all more frequently the target of hate crimes, FBI records show. Reported anti-Muslim crimes have declined over recent years, though they still exceed what occurred prior to the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
... In 2008, 105 hate crime "incidents" against Muslims were reported nationwide. There were 10 times more incidents recorded as anti-Jewish during the same year, the most recent for which figures are available.
THERE IS MORE ANTI-JEWISH CRIME THAN ANY OTHER ELSE BY FAR.
There were 1,606 hate crime offenses motivated by religious bias in 2008. A breakdown of these offenses shows:
- 65.7 percent were anti-Jewish. [UMPH ADDED]
- 13.2 percent were anti-other religion.
- 7.7 percent were anti-Islamic.
- 4.7 percent were anti-Catholic.
- 4.2 percent were anti-multiple religions, group.
- 3.7 percent were anti-Protestant.
- 0.9 percent were anti-Atheism/Agnosticism/etc. (Based on Table 1.)
IT AIN'T EVEN CLOSE.
THE CLAIM THAT THERE IS ANY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ANTI-,MUSLIM CRIME IN THE USA IS PROPAGANDA OF THE LEFT AND OF THE JIHAD.
SINCE THE FALL OF THE USSR, MORE AMERICANS HAVE BEEN KILLED BY JIHAD THAN BY ANYTHING ELSE.
ON TOP OF THAT, FIGHTING JIHAD AND STRENGTHENING OUR DEFENSES AGAINST JIHADIST ATTACKS ON OUR INFRASTRUCTURE AND CITIZENS AT HOME IS COSTING US HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR.
IF WE REALLY WANT PEACE AND PROSPERITY, THEN WE NEED TO DEFEAT GLOBAL JIHAD - ONCE AND FOR ALL.
AND THE SOONER THE BETTER.
TOO BAD OUR CURRENT POTUS IS CLOSER TO THE ANTI-SEMITIC LEFT THAN TO ISRAEL - AND HAS BEEN TOUGHER ON ISRAEL THAN IRAN!
HAT TIP PAMELA - WHO HAS MORE.
Egyptian police uncovered secret caches of explosives in a desert in the center of the Sinai peninsula. The caches held 190 fully assembled anti-aircraft missiles and rockets in addition to explosives and ammunition.JPOST:
One cache containing 100 anti-aircraft missiles was uncovered in Al-Hasana, and another, containing 90 of the missiles, was discovered in Ad-Daqqaq. A third cache, holding 1,500 bullets of various sizes, was found in Nakhl, Ma'an reported.
Reports also stated that authorities raided several locations in Rafah, where they found more stores of explosives and weapons.EGYPT DOESN'T JUST DO THIS OUT OF THE GOODNESS OF ITS HEART - OR ITS GOOD RELATIONS FOR ISRAEL; IT'S PARTLY SELF-INTEREST: THEY KNOW THAT THE JIHADISTS WHO RUN GAZA AND IRAN (WHICH SUPPLIES THEM) ARE AS BIG A THREAT TO THEM AS THEY ARE TO ISRAEL.
Earlier on Saturday Kuwaiti newspaper Alrai reported that Syria's military is on high alert for an Israeli attack on Hizbullah weapons depots located in the country.
Israel and Egypt have maintained a tough blockade of Gaza since Hamas seized power in June 2007, and the hundreds of tunnels in the Rafah area are the main entry point for many basic items, as well as weapons.
THE BEST WAY TO STOP THESE ILLEGAL SHIPMENTS IS TO ATTACK IRAN.
PEACE IN THE HOLY LAND WILL ONLY COME AFTER IRAN HAS REGIME CHANGE.
THE SOONER THE BETTER.
UPDATE: SCOOPED GATEWAY BY 8 HOURS WITH THIS.
BONUS VIDEO!: FOR THE 3RD TIME: CONDELL:
THE ARGUMENT THAT WALL STREET GREED AND LACK OF REGULATION CAUSED THE CRISIS IS AS FALSE AS THE ARGUMENT THAT THE USSR FELL AS A RESULT OF GORBACHEV, AND NOT REAGAN.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH:
- LIBERALS FORCED BANKS TO MAKE BAD LOANS AND THIS INFLATED THE HOUSING MARKET.
- THEN FANNIE MAE AND FREDDIE MAC PUT THE US TAXPAYER ON THE HOOK.
- IF THE GOVERNMENT HAD STAYED OUT OF THE HOUSING AND MORTGAGE MARKETS, THEN THERE WOULD HAVE BEEN NO BUBBLE AND NO CRASH.
- AND THE TAXPAYER WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN LEFT HOLDING THE BAG!
Fidel Castro says al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden is a bought-and-paid-for CIA agent who always popped up when former President George W. Bush needed to scare the world, arguing that documents recently posted on the Internet prove it.INSANE - AND ILL-INFORMED.
"Any time Bush would stir up fear and make a big speech, bin Laden would appear threatening people with a story about what he was going to do," Castro told state media during a meeting with Daniel Estulin, a Lithuanian-born writer known for advancing conspiracy theories about world domination. "Bush never lacked for bin Laden's support. He was a subordinate."Castro said documents posted on WikiLeaks.org "effectively proved he was a CIA agent." He did not elaborate.
I THINK IT'S A FORM OF DENIAL COMMON TO MANY LEFTISTS I KNOW:
- RATHER THAN ADMIT THEY HAVE SUBSCRIBED/WERE BRAINWASHED INTO TO A HIDEOUS AND IMMORAL IDEOLOGY WHICH FAILED MISERABLY, THEY DESCEND INTO CONVOLUTED CAVES OF CRAZINESS.
- FACT: IN AFGHANISTAN, THE USA SUPPORTED THE MUJAHDEEN'S EFFORTS TO OVERTHROW THE USSR - NOT THE TALIBAN, WHO DIDN'T EVEN EXIST UNTIL AFTER THE USSR SPLIT. BUT MANY ON THE LEFT SAY WE CREATED THE TALIBAN.
- FACT: THE USA NEVER SUPPORTED BIN LADEN AT ANY TIME IN ANY PLACE. BIN LADEN AND AL QAEDA OPPOSE EGYPT AND SAUDI ARABIA TWO KEY ALLIES OF THE USA.
INSTEAD OF BELIEVING IN CRACKPOT CONSPIRACY THEORIES IDIOTS LIKE CASTRO SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR.
THE REAL AXIS IS NOT BETWEEN THE USA OR THE CIA OR THE NEOCON/ZIONIST/TEABAGGING/RACIST RIGHT-WING AND BIN LADEN'S CROWD.
THE REAL AXIS IS BETWEEN THE LEFT AND JIHAD.
THESE PHOTO'S ILLUSTRATE THAT THE JIHAD AND THE LEFT - AND CASTRO AND HIS CLOSEST ALLIES - EMBRACE EACH OTHER ... LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY.
THAT'S WHY I HAVE LONG MAINTAINED THAT IN ORDER TO DEFEAT GLOBAL JIHAD, WE NEED TO DEFEAT THE LEFT; (THE LEFT IS GLOBAL JIHAD'S FIFTH COLUMN IN THE WEST).
Yochanan Reid a former musician who was attracted to Judaism during a difficult period in his life and converted about six years ago, said he was “a Jew first.”
“There are those who consider themselves black and Jewish and those who consider themselves Jewish,” said Mr. Reid, 29. “But, where do I live? I live where the Jews live. I speak the language that the Jews speak. You eat kosher food because you are a Jew. You dress a certain way. I am also black, but how does that define me? I am a Jew first.”
Akeda Fulcher, a family court advocate who lives in Crown Heights, said that she was a fourth-generation observant black Jew, and that new efforts at multicultural curriculums in Jewish schools helped ease racial tension among the Orthodox.
“There is nothing in the Torah that says you can’t be black and Jewish at the same time,” she said. “I think it gives my Judaism flavor. I think that my foods, my music, my dance, my struggles — everything that makes me a black woman also make me a beautiful black Jewish woman. There is no difference between the two for me. I am what God made me, and everything about me is beautiful because of that.”
(GEE/ASIDE: I hope they were all converted - or born into - into a real part of Judaism and not some quacky pseudo-Jew pseudo-Israelite thing -- ya know: those black who claim the ancient Jews were black and who have their own cult. The NYT article doesn't really go into it, but they all seem like REAL JEWS. MAZELTOV!)
Friday, August 27, 2010
THE CHESS-PIECES ARE EACH MOVED INTO POSITION...
The US, the UN and the EU have imposed a series of new restrictions on Iran over its nuclear enrichment activities, which the West fears could lead it to make a bomb. Iran says it needs nuclear technology to generate power.
“Assets of Iranian banks have been withdrawn from European banks … Iran’s Central Bank … was prepared for any such scenarios since six months ago,” Mahmoud Bahmani, head of the Central Bank of Iran, told the semi-official Fars news agency.
US President Barack Obama on July 1 signed a law imposing tough new sanctions on Iran’s banking and energy sectors.
Analysts say Switzerland, home to more offshore wealth than any other country, could be a possible destination for Iran’s foreign assets. Other possible destinations include banks in Asia and the Middle East.
There are few figures available on the size of Iranian overseas holdings but moving them would have major implications for financial markets.
THE STAGE IS BEING SET....
THE BATTLE-LINES DRAWN...
THE DAY APPROACHES...
OR SHOULD I SAY NIGHT...
IT IS HITTING IMPORTANT TOURIST CENTERS:
At least 20 people were wounded when unidentified miscreants tossed a bomb into a bar in a resort city on Mexico's Pacific coast, police said. The attack occurred at the Pink Cheladas bar in Puerto Vallarta city, where about 150 young people in their 20s were partying, a police department spokesmen said on Thursday.CUERNAVACA:
Two of the victims had to have their limbs amputated.
The assailants threw the bomb inside the bar and it exploded nearly in the middle of the establishment, the spokesmen said.
No threats had been received by the Pink Cheladas bar before the attack, police said.
Police in Mexico say they have found four bodies hung from a bridge in an affluent town south of Mexico City.
The four men had been decapitated and mutilated before being hung by their ankles from the bridge outside Cuernavaca, in the state of Morelos.
the bodies of 14 people were found dumped in various locations around the Pacific Coast resort of Acapulco on Friday, and the bodies of eight people who had been shot and burned were found in a car outside the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
More than 28,000 people have died in DRUG VIOLENCE SINCE 2006.
WE NEED A WALL AND WE NEED IT NOW!
I CHALLENGE DEMOCRAT OBAMA TO ASK DEMOCRAT GOV. STRICKLAND OF OHIO TO DO THE RIGHT THING: SEND THE $400MILLION "RACE TO THE TOP" MONEY TO NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie Friday fired Education Commissioner Bret Schundler, expressing "regret" for the state's failure to win a federal education grant.
The state lost out on a $400 million grant this week because its application contained incorrect financial information. What has been described as a clerical error resulted in the state falling short by three points and losing out to Ohio in the competition for federal funding under an Obama administration program called Race to the Top.
SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT:
- NEW JERSEY ACTUALLY BEAT OHIO ON THE REAL NUMBERS.
- BUT OHIO IS GONNA KEEP THE MONEY, ANYWAY?
- I THINK THAT'S UNSPORTSMANLIKE.
- DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR TED STRICKLAND OUGHT TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
- IT'S WRONG FOR OHIO'S INFERIOR SCHOOLS TO BE REWARDED AND NEW JERSEY'S SUPERIOR SCHOOLS TO BE PUNISHED.
- IT SENDS THE WRONG MESSAGE TO OHIO'S CHILDREN.
(HE DID IT TO BP!)
The US warned Lebanon that if it did not prevent any recurrence of the border-fire incident that occurred earlier this month, the IDF would destroy the Lebanese Armed Forces within four hours, Israel Radio cited a report by Lebanese newspaper A-Liwaa on Friday.
According to the report, Frederick Hoff, assistant to US Middle East Peace Envoy George Mitchell, told Lebanese Army chief of staff Jean Kahwaji that Israel was ready to implement a plan to destroy within four hours all Lebanese military infrastructure, including army bases and offices, should a similar confrontation occur in the future.
Some might wonder why the Israelis are threatening the Lebanese Army, rather than Hezbollah . . . .
Meanwhile, la République Française is getting ready to arm Lebanon with war helicopters and missiles:
Lebanon has signed an agreement with the French company Euro Tech --specialized in revamping and equipping planes -- to revamp 13 Gazelle-type helicopters owned by Lebanon and equip the Puma helicopters granted by the UAE to Lebanon, according to the Central News Agency. The agreement implies revamping the helicopters and training Lebanese pilots on flying the French-manufactured Puma helicopters.
****Maybe George Mitchell should carry a message to Nicolas Sarkozy: if Israel is attacked from Lebanon, the I.D.F. will within four hours destroy the French armed forces.
France has expressed willingness to provide the Lebanese army with helicopter missiles as part of a deal which has yet to be signed, the London-based Arabic-language al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper reported Thursday, quoting an official French source.
THINKS THE SPANISH INQUISITION WAS BAD?
- More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined.
- Islamists killed more Buddhists in Thailand since 9/11 than the KKK killed in the 100 YEARS from 1865 to 9165.
- More civilians were killed by Muslim extremists in two hours on September 11th than in the 36 years of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland
- The 19 Muslim hijackers killed more innocents in two hours on September 11th than the number of American criminals executed in the last 65 years.
MORE PERSPECTIVE: Tears of Jihad
These figures are a rough estimate of the death of non-Muslims by the political act of jihad.
Thomas Sowell [Thomas Sowell, Race and Culture, BasicBooks, 1994, p. 188] estimates that 11 million slaves were shipped across the Atlantic and 14 million were sent to the Islamic nations of North Africa and the Middle East.
For every slave captured many others died.
Estimates of this collateral damage vary. The renowned missionary David Livingstone estimated that for every slave who reached a plantation, five others were killed in the initial raid or died of illness and privation on the forced march.
[Woman’s Presbyterian Board of Missions, David Livingstone, p. 62, 1888]
Those who were left behind were the very young, the weak, the sick and the old. These soon died since the main providers had been killed or enslaved.
So, for 25 million slaves delivered to the market, we have an estimated death of about 120 million people. Islam ran the wholesale slave trade in Africa.
120 million Africans
The number of Christians martyred by Islam is 9 million [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-10] .
A rough estimate by Raphael Moore in History of Asia Minor is that another 50 million died in wars by jihad.
So counting the million African Christians killed in the 20th century we have:
60 million Christians
Koenard Elst in Negationism in India gives an estimate of 80 million Hindus killed in the total jihad against India. [Koenard Elst, Negationism in India, Voice of India, New Delhi, 2002, pg. 34.]
The country of India today is only half the size of ancient India, due to jihad. The mountains near India are called the Hindu Kush, meaning the “funeral pyre of the Hindus.”
80 million Hindus
Buddhists do not keep up with the history of war. Keep in mind that in jihad only Christians and Jews were allowed to survive as dhimmis (servants to Islam); everyone else had to convert or die.
Jihad killed the Buddhists in Turkey, Afghanistan, along the Silk Route, and in India.
The total is roughly 10 million. [David B. Barrett, Todd M. Johnson, World Christian Trends AD 30-AD 2200, William Carey Library, 2001, p. 230, table 4-1.]
10 million Buddhists
Oddly enough there were not enough Jews killed in jihad to significantly affect the totals of the Great Annihilation. The jihad in Arabia was 100 percent effective, but the numbers were in the thousands, not millions.
After that, the Jews submitted and became the dhimmis (servants and second class citizens) of Islam and did not have geographic political power.
This gives a rough estimate of 270 million killed by jihad.
- FOR GOOD REASONS, THE LEFT LOVES TO HATE THE SPANISH INQUISITION, THE KKK, AND THERE ARE EVEN GOOD ARGUMENTS AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IN THE USA (THOUGH I SUPPORT IT!).
- THE LEFT HAS NO PROBLEM CALLING THE SPANISH INQUISITION AND THE KKK AND CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BARBARIC.
- SO WHY DON'T THEY CRITICIZE ISLAM - WHICH IS DEMONSTRABLY WORSE THAN ALL THREE COMBINED!?!?
- IN FACT, NO IDEOLOGY HAS BEEN AS GENOCIDAL AS ISLAM...
- NOR HAS ANY IDEOLOGY BEEN SO BLOODTHIRSTY FOR SO LONG. FOR CENTURIES...
- NOR HAS ANY IDEOLOGY EVER BEEN AS ANTI-LIBERTY, ANTI-DEMOCRACY - OR AS ANTI-WOMAN.
OBAMA AND HOLDER ARE NOT GOING TO PROSECUTE THE PERP'S OF THE USS COLE BOMBING.
AND THE TRIAL FOR KSM - WHO PLOTTED 9/11 - IS STILL IN LIMBO.
A COMMENTER AT GATEWAY:
Stranger n Fiction
August 27th, 2010 | 10:21 am | #20NY Times – Feb. 6, 2009:The Lord of the Lies
President Obama on Friday assured family members of Americans who were killed in the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole and in the Sept. 11 attacks that the terror suspects will be prosecuted and brought “to a swift and certain justice.”
OBAMA LOOKED THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS OF THE COLE & 9/11 ATTACKS IN THE EYES,
SMILED HIS WARM GRIN AND -
SPEAKING IN HIS CALM BARITONE -
CALMLY, COLDLY, SMOOTHLY LIED THROUGH HIS FECKING TEETH.
WHAT A TOTAL FN SC*MBAG.
FLOTUS: as in flotusam and jetusam!
On October 2, 2009, The Dubai Chronicle reported Chairman and President of Bloomberg LP Peter T. Grauer met with UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum at Maktoum’s Emirate office. According to the Dubai Chronicle, Grauer gave a presentation of Bloomberg future expansion plans in the ‘area of business information’ in the United Emirates, North Africa, and India. Grauer stated the UAE was a great place to expand, the UAE’s “logistic facilities” the ‘biggest incentive for investors and companies to expand their businesses in the country and the region beyond’.Read more at the link for further details. I don't know if Bloomberg is going to run again for mayor, but I do know he has gone out of control with his biz-based greed. He may not have thought about this, but by supporting the mosque construction as much as he has, he's drawn himself into the spotlight along with it.
“Particularly since the meltdown of the western capitalist system, there has been an increasingly large focus on the virtues of Islamic finance. Today, there is no one single provider of information that caters to the Islamic finance market. So by Bloomberg being here, we are in the process of building out an Islamic finance product. We are very confident that we can build a product that meets the needs of the market right now.”
–Max Linnington, Regional Head of Bloomberg Middle East and South Asia on the company’s plan to build a Bloomberg hub in Dubai at the Dubai International Financial Centre(DIFC), October 29, 2009
Update: see also this editorial from the Wash. Examiner.
Update 2: Bloomberg may even be attacking the politicians opposing the mosque, as this Hot Air topic tells. Frankly, with the way he's behaving lately, I don't want to have anything to do with his businesses ever again. That means no wasting time on Bloomberg news sites, nor his official company. Others turned off by his behavior would do well to consider avoiding his businesses too.
When direct talks begin next week between Israelis and Palestinians, the fate of Jewish settlers in the West Bank – tens of thousands of them – will be a major issue in the negotiations. But the settlers themselves won’t be part of the discussion. Nor have American officials involved in the talks been willing to meet with them.You can say that again.
You’ve probably heard that the settlers are an obstacle to peace. That’s not exactly true. Their absentee role in the peace process is different. They’re opposed to an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians that would uproot a large number of settlers from their homes or would leave Israel with inadequate security, at least from their viewpoint.
Obstacles or not, they’ve become “the most stereotyped and demonized people in the world,” says Dani Dayyan, the leader of the Yesha settler council for the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza. Yet the settlers have a case. It’s neither incoherent nor unreasonable, but it’s politically unacceptable and thus off the table in the new talks.
The settlers insist, for starters, that their settlements aren’t located on “occupied” Palestinian territory. Rather, they live on “disputed” territory, claimed as a homeland by both Palestinians and Jews (some of whom don’t consider themselves Israelis). “This is my homeland,” Dayyan says. “How can you ‘occupy’ your homeland?”
And Israel has a “morally flawless” claim to the West Bank and other land it captured in the Six Day War in 1967, according to Dayyan. “We took what we thought was ours in a defensive war” against Arab countries, he says. “The rule that winner takes all was set by the Palestinians,” since they were prepared to claim any land seized in the war.It most would likely fall to Hamas, one way or another, but even Fatah is bad enough. And yes, as I recall, the al Qaeda has infiltrated this area, via Gaza.
The settlers also point to the ancient past. “Jewish civilization and history come from Judea and Samaria,” Dayyan says. “Everything Jewish was born” in the West Bank. King David never visited Tel Aviv, but “his first capital was Hebron” in the West Bank. Today, a Jewish settlement has been established in the heart of Hebron.
There’s an overriding concern. Israel’s security would be jeopardized without settlers in the West Bank, Dayyan insists. “We are the guarantee of Israel’s security. Israel is indefensible without Judea and Samaria.” At one point, Israel is 9 miles wide. The Ben Gurion Airport is “geographically controlled by the hills of Samaria.” Thus, he says, Hamas or al Qaeda terrorists with shoulder-fired rockets could attack the airport and “paralyze” the country.
And by the way, it's stupid to call Jews who live in Judea-Samaria "settlers", just like "palestinians" are not a race, and the word was originally coined by the Romans as a name for Israel post-Bar Kochva revolution.
|Guramit Singh, leadership|
EDL support for Ahava Israeli Shop in London being attacked by lefty nazis.
The true horror experienced by the Coptic Christians in Egypt and Ethiopia, the Assyrian Christians in Iraq, the Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh and Jews everywhere they still live in muslim-occupied lands!
JUSTICE CHAPTER: NON-MUSLIM SUBJECTS OF THE ISLAMIC STATE (AHL AL-DHIMMA)
o11.1 A formal agreement of protection is made with citizens who are:
(4) Samarians and Sabians, if their religions do not respectively contradict the fundamental bases of Judaism and Christianity;
(5) and those who adhere to the religion of Abraham or one of the other prophets (upon whom be blessings and peace).
o11.2 Such an agreement may not be effected with those who are idol worshippers, or those who do not have a Sacred Book or something that could have been a book.
(A: Something that could have been a Book refers to those like the Zoroastrians, who have remnants resembling an ancient Book. As for the psuedoscriptures of cults that have appeared since Islam (n: such as the Sikh, Baha’is, Mormons, Qadianis, etc.) they are neither are nor could be a Book since the Koran is the final revelation.)
o11.3 Such an agreement is only valid when the subject peoples:
(a) follow the rules of Islam (o11.5) (A: those mentioned below (o11.5) and those involving public behavior and dress, though in acts of worship and their private lives, the subject communities have their own laws, judges, and courts, enforcing the rules of their own religion among themselves);
(b) and pay the non-Muslim poll tax (jizya)
THE NON-MUSLIM POLL TAX
o11.4 The minimum non-Muslim poll tax is on dinar (n: 4.235 grams of gold) per person (A: per year) The maximum is whatever both sides agree upon.
It is collected with leniency and politeness, as are all debts, and it not levied on women, children, or the insane.
o11.5 Such non-Muslim subjects are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. In addition, they:
(1) are penalized for committing adultery or theft, though not for drunkenness:
(2) are distinguished from Muslims in dress, wearing a wide cloth belt (zunnar)
(3) are not greeted with “as-Salamu ‘alaykun”;
(4) must keep to the side of the street;
(5) may not build higher than or as high as the Muslims’ buildings, though if they acquire a tall house, it is not razed;
(6) are forbidden to openly display wine or pork (A: to ring church bells or display crosses,) recite the Torah or Evangel aloud, or make public display of their funerals and feastdays;
(7) and are forbidden to build new churches
o11.6 They are forbidden to reside in the Hijaz, meaning the area and towns around Mecca, Medina, and Yamama, for more than three days (when the caliph allows them to enter there for something they need).
o11.7 A non-Muslim may not enter the Meccan Sacred Precinct (Haram) under any circumstances, or enter any other mosque without persmission (A: nor may Muslims enter churches without their permission).
o11.8 It is obligatory for the caliph to protect those of them who are in Muslim lands just as he would Muslims, and to seek the release of those captured.
o11.9 If non-Muslim subjects of the Islamic state refuse to conform to the rules of Islam or pay the non-Muslim poll tax, than their agreement with the state has been violated. (dis: o11.11) (A: though if only one of them disobeys, it concerns him alone).
o11.10 The agreement is also violated (A: with respect to the offender alone) if the state has stipulated that any of the following things break it, and one of the subjects does so anyway, though if the state has not stipulated that these break the agreement, then they do not; namely, if one of the subject people:
(1) commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her;
(2) conceals spies of hostile forces;
(3) leads a Muslim away from Islam;
(4) kills a Muslim;
(5) or mentions something impermissible about Allah, the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), or Islam.
o11.11 When a subject’s agreement with the state has been violated, the caliph chooses between the four alternatives mentioned in connection with prisoners of war (o9.14).
PRISONERS OF WAR
o9.14 When an adult male is taken captive, the caliph considers the interests
(O: of Islam and the Muslims) and decides between the prisoner’s death, slavery, release without paying anything, or ransoming himself in exchange for money or a Muslim captive held by the enemy.
If the prisoner becomes a Muslim (O: before the caliph chooses any of the four alternatives) then he may not be killed , and one of the other three alternatives is chosen.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
SHAMELESSLY ADAPTED FROM HERE.
THE EU GOES OUT OF ITS WAY TO SINGLE AND REBUKE FOR ISRAEL FOR HAVING CONVICTED IN A COURT OF LAW A PERSON WHO INCITED RIOTS...
BUT DARES NOT SAY A CRITICAL WORD ABOUT THE COMMON SAUDI PRACTICE OF ABUSING FOREIGN WORKERS - NOT EVEN THIS CASE IN WHICH THE MAID WAS TORTURED.
WHAT DOES THIS REVEAL, ONCE AGAIN?
- THAT THE EU IS A SOCIALIST MONSTER ,
- AND THAT SOCIALISM IS THE HOME OF ANTISEMITISM,
- AND APPEASEMENT OF JIHAD.
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A book by Anne Laurel Carter tells the lie about an Arab girl who wants to become a shepherd like her grandfather but encounters "nasty Israelis!"
As if a muslim girl could ever have a job being a shepherd!
Stupid dhimmi Carter should know that muslim women are slaves to their menfolk and stay indoors!
Any excuse to attack Israel and of course, Jews.
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"The time has come to call things by their proper names: a theocracy that applies the precepts of sharia to its society today, is one that violates individual rights, discriminates between its citizens and oppresses its women and its religious minorities."So speaks Dr Elham Mana'e, a Yemenite living in Switzerland.
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The rest here from Andrew Bostom.
A SUBTLE MELANGE OF HYPOCRISY AND OUTRIGHT LIES: HOW LEFTISTS AND JIHADISTS PROPAGANDIZE ABOUT OUR JUSTIFIED OPPOSITION TO THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE
Here’s how it works:ITEM #2: PAT CONDELL ON THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE:
When 19 Muslim terrorists fly planes into buildings and murder thousands of people, it’s not a reflection on all Muslims. Or any Muslims besides those 19, for that matter.
But when a drunk A-hole in the same neighborhood yells “As-salaam alaikum! Consider this a checkpoint!” and stabs a Muslim cabbie, it’s a reflection on all opponents of the Ground Zero Mosque.
THE HYPOCRISY TAKE AWAY:
- IT'S STUNNINGLY OUTRAGEOUS FOR THE GROUND ZERO BACKERS TO DEMAND WE BE TOLERANT OF THEM WHILE ISLAM CONSTANTLY DISPLAYS ZERO TOLERANCE AND SEEMS TO BE ON A HAIR-TRIGGER CONSTANTLY THREATENING VIOLENCE FOR EVEN THE SLIGHTEST THING - LIKE CARTOONS OF MOHAMED.
WE MUSTN'T LET THEM SUCCEED IN CONTROLLING THE NARRATIVE - BECAUSE THEIR VERSION IS A PACK OF LIES WRAPPED IN A SHEATH OF HYPOCRISY..
THE TRUTH IS THIS: THE MOSQUE IS THE AGGRESSIVE ACT, AND STOPPING THE MOSQUE IS SIMPLY SELF-DEFENSE.
WAR-MONGERING TEABAGGING RACIST NEOCON RETHUGLICAN HALIBURTON ZIONIST SAYS IRAN ALREADY HAS ENOUGH RADIOACTIVE MATERIAL TO MAKE 2 BOMBS
He's not a WAR-MONGERING teabagging racist necon rethuglican Halibburton zionist.
He's a Finnish career UN IAEA scientist and resident expert on Iran:
In unusual public remarks about Iran's disputed nuclear program, Olli Heinonen, the former chief of UN nuclear inspections worldwide, told the French Le Monde newspaper that Iran's uranium reserve still represented a "threat."
Until he stepped down earlier this month for personal reasons, Heinonen was deputy director-general of the International Atomic Energy Agency and head of its nuclear safeguards department, which verifies that countries' nuclear programs are not being diverted for military use.A no-nonsense Finn, Heinonen was one of the UN agency's leading experts on Iran...
In the interview published on Thursday, Heinonen said the Islamic Republic now possessed three tons of low-enriched uranium, material which can be used to fuel nuclear power plants, or form the core of a bomb if refined much further.
"In theory, it is enough to make one or two nuclear arms. But to reach the final step, when one only has just enough material for two weapons, does not make sense," Heinonen said in the interview just before he left office.
In comments translated from English to French, he suggested this was not sufficient to constitute a serious bargaining chip in any negotiations with the United States, the Islamic Republic's old adversary.
"But this constitutes a ... threat," he said, apparently referring to Iran's LEU stockpile.
THE LONGER WE WAIT, THE WORSE THE THREAT BECOMES AND THE MORE TERRIBLE THE PRICE WE PAY FOR ENDING THE THREAT.
WE SHOULD ATTACK ASAP.
IT HAS BEGUN: MEDIA TREATING NYC CABBIE ATTACK AS RACIST/RIGHT-WING ATTACK EVEN THOUGH THE PERP FAVORED THE GROUND ZERO MOSQUE
IN FACT, THIS WAS PROBABLY HIS LAME ATTEMPT AT A REICHSTAG INCIDENT.
HE PROBABLY THOUGHT HE WOULD BE ABLE TO ESCAPE, AND IT WOULD BE BLAMED ON THE RIGHT-WINGERS.
DESPITE BEING CAUGHT, THE MSM IS KEEPING TO THE SCRIPT.
Update: here's the leftist/MSM narrative:
US man charged with stabbing cabbie for being MuslimTHERE IS NO LIE THE LEFT WON'T TELL TO FURTHER THEIR DISGUSTING ANTI-AMERICAN AIMS.
Times of India - 4 hours agoNEW YORK: A Muslim cab driver was stabbed several times by a New York man after being asked "are you Muslim", according to New York City cops, who arrested ...NY man charged with stabbing cab driver for being Muslim - USA Today
'Are You Muslim?' Question Leads to Cabbie Stabbing, Hate Crime Charge - ABC News
MORE: Attack On Muslim Cabbie Is Just What The 9/11 Terrorists Wanted, Gov. Paterson Says
Gov. Paterson said an attack on Muslim cab driver Wednesday is exactly what the 9/11 terrorists were hoping for when they took down the World Trade Center.
Paterson, appearing on the John Gambling show on WOR-AM, stopped short of saying the attack was a direct result of the intense battle over a planned mosque and community center near Ground Zero.
But he maintained that “an incident like this, where a taxi driver almost lost his life should certainly compel us to remembering…this is what the terrorists really want.”
“This is the terrorists getting a yield on their investment when they attacked this country and blew up the World Trade Center, that we're now fighting each other,” he added. “This is making their day.”
IN OTHER NEWS RE THE ROP (NYTIMES/REUTERS):
A Saudi couple tortured their Sri Lankan maid after she complained of a too heavy workload by hammering 24 nails into her hands, legs and forehead, officials said on Thursday.TO IGNORE THE TRUE NATURE OF ISLAM IS WILLFUL BLINDNESS.
THIS BLINDNESS EXTENDS FROM WAR COVERAGE, TO COVERAGE OF SAUDI ARABIA - AND INCLUDES THE REPORTS ON THE NYC CABBIE ATTACK.
MUSLIMS ARE TRYING TO EXPLOIT THIS ATTACK TO FOIST THEIR SUPREMACIST MOSQUE ON US. AND THEIR ALLIES ON THE LEFT AND IN THE MSM ARE AIDING AND ABETTING THEM.
IT WILL NOT WORK.
No matter how many lies they spread or how many top secret national security memos and programs they leak we will not be deterred or defeated.
The Imam is already drunk with blood and conquest - not so fast you vile Nazi!!
As Americans debate the appropriateness of building a Muslim mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, similar discussions have been taking place in towns and cities across Europe, where the spread of Islam is far more advanced than it is in the United States. Although Muslims and their supporters in Europe usually frame the issue of mosque construction within the context of granting religious freedom to minorities, most, if not all, of the more controversial European mosque projects are motivated by politics at least as much as by religion.There currently are an estimated 6,000 mosques in Europe. Many of them are housed in makeshift structures such as small shops, basements, offices, garages and rented rooms. But as the Muslim population in Europe increases by more than one million people per year, Muslims across the continent are becoming increasingly more assertive in their demands to build high-profile mosques that clearly are meant to challenge the European status quo.
READ THE REST ABOUT THE EUROPEAN MEGA-MOSQUES HERE!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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From 1960-1990, Western Europe far out-stripped Eastern Europe in creating prosperity.
- and closeness to the USA
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Leftist policies are what's keeping much of the world's population poor.
Which is why I have often said: If you want to make poverty history, then you have to make leftism history.
MORE HERE. VIA BALDWIN.
AS OBAMA AND BERWICK TRY TO REMAKE THE USA'S HEALTH CARE INTO A BRITISH SYSTEM, NHS COMPLAINTS SOAR!
IF IT DOESN'T WORK THEER. THEN IT AIN'T GONNA WORK HERE.
Complaints about NHS hospitals and community health services have soared to a record high this year, figures released have revealed.
The statistics from the NHS Information Centre show the biggest annual rise in written complaints since records began 12 years ago.
They represent a 13.4 per cent rise from 89,139 in 2008-9 to 101,077 in 2009-10.
Most of the complaints, 44.2 per cent, related to the medical profession followed by those against nurses, midwives and health visitors at 22 per cent.The largest topic of complaint was "all aspects of clinical treatment" at 42.2 per cent,
WE CAN REPEAL IT: VOTE GOP THIS NOVEMBER!
NOT CONTENT TO START WAR BETWEEN ISRAEL AND LEBANON, NOW IRAN/HIZBALLAH TRY TO RE-START A SECTARIAN CIVIL WAR WITHIN BEIRUT
Lebanese Shia and Sunni groups traded machine gun fire and grenades in Beirut yesterday, killing three people and wounding several others just blocks from a busy downtown packed with tourists at this time of the year.
Lebanese soldiers cordoned off the area and prevented journalists from entering, but the crackle of sniper fire and popping of rocket propelled grenades was audible for hours.
Gunmen stood on the corners and peering down alleyways in the neighbourhood while families ran for cover. Ambulances rushed to the scene and an elderly man was loaded into a stretcher clutching his neck, while another was covered in blood and not moving.
The shootout erupted between the Shia Hezbollah and the conservative Sunni Al Ahbash group following a fight outside a mosque in the mixed residential area of Bourj Abu Haidar, security officials said. A joint statement issued later by the two groups said the incident resulted from a “personal dispute and has no political or sectarian background.”
THE ROAD TO MIDDLE EAST PEACE GOES THROUGH TEHRAN.
THAT'S UNFAIR TO COWS.
SOCIAL SECURITY IS MORE LIKE COW SHIT. I MEAN MANURE.
EXCEPT COW SHIT CAN BE USEFUL. I MEAN MANURE.
DONALD DOUGLAS OF AMERCIAN POWER PREDICTED LGF'S REACTION TO THE MUSLIM CABBIE STABBING - AND THE MORAL BANKRUPTCY OF THE KNEE-JERK LEFT
Reliapundit's always telling me to ignore him, but I couldn't resist this one.DONALD HAS LOTS MORE: CHECK IT OUT NOW!
I tweeted this at about 9:00AM. I'm linking there to the New York Post's report, "Driver claims his throat was slashed after telling passenger he was Muslim."
And right on cue, Charles Johnson posted this (safe link) about 10:15AM:
In two more (safe link) posts, King Charles attacks both Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer (with the same old stupid guilt-by-association smears).
Obssessed much, Lizard Man? And jumpy, sheesh.
Turns out the "bigotry" of the attacker doesn't fit the radical left's "Islamophobic" narrative. The alleged attacker, Michael Enright, is an associate of a pro-Cordoba Mosque non-profit outfit, according to Ben Smith, "Alleged Anti-Muslim Attacker Works at Pro-Park51 Group": The alleged assailant, Michael Enright, is — according to his Facebook profile and the website of the left-leaning media organization Intersections International — a student at the School of Visual Arts and a volunteer for Intersections, which recently produced a statement of support for the Park51 project and is funded by the mainstream, liberal Collegiate Church of New York.
LEFTISTS ARE VERY VIOLENT AND PUSHY AS A RULE.
TO MAKE US "SEFLISH" PEOPLE (WHO PRIZE LIBERTY ABOVE NEARLY ALL ELSE) TOE THE SOCIALIST LINE --- SO THEY CAN INFLICT THEIR VISION OF UTOPIA ON SOCIETY --- THEY HAVE TO BE.
THEY HAVE BEEN RUNNING A LOT OF PRO-MEXICO TRAVEL STORIES RECENTLY:
I THINK THEY OUGHT TO DISCLOSE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE NOW OWNED BY THE WEALTHY MEXICAN MONOPOLIST EVERY TIME THEY PUBLISH AN ARTICLE WHICH ENCOURAGES THEIR READERS TO VISIT MEXICO.
In my own personal experience, I second that(apart from bombs), where I used to live in East London, that is all they did!
Green Party head, Cem Ozdemir, called Sarrazin a "tribal leader in the mould of bin Laden"!!!
Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
A wretched Turk who no doubt has been given everything in the way of education and a living by Germans, now steps in to attack his hosts!
And from the perspective of the Green Party who know how to complain, have little meetings and rant about global warming without actually ever creating anything substantial!
The Green Party in the UK are extremely suspect and recently rallied against Israel. The German Greens are probably the same, after all Adolf Hitler was a vegetarian and was always trying to stop people smoking. He was also an animal-lover. (...)