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Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Spooky Mysticism Of Ethnic Nationalists


In a horror movie, it is the missing element, the unexplained element which provides the horror. We are frightened by the only-partially-revealed. We are even more frightened when this only-partially-revealed element has the power to shape events in the real world.

Paul Belien, himself, is such a horror. He gives us only a piece of his ideology. It is the missing part which is malevolent.


See is you can catch a glimpse of the horror as Belien attempts a "criticism" of Robert Spencer:





The success of the Northern League was the pivotal element in the victory of
Mr. Berlusconi’s alliance. It enabled him to win an absolute majority in the
Italian parliament.



...
Like the parties in Catalonia and the Basque country, the Northern
League
(full name: Lega Nord per l’Indipendenza della Padania—Northern
League for the Independence of Padania) is a regionalist, indeed
separatist, party.
Padania, in case you have never heard of it, does
not exist as a nation; it is the collective name that the League uses to denote
the various regions of northern Italy (such as Lombardy, Piedmont, Venice,
Tuscany, South Tyrol, and others). The League is made up of several
parties (including the Lega Lombarda, the Liga Veneta, the Alleanza Toscana)
that want to restore to their regions the sovereignty that they enjoyed prior to
the formation of the Italian State in the 19th century.



As Mr Mura points out, the “apolitical” Northern League is in politics not
for the sake of politics itself, but to “defend the territory.” There is
something remarkable going on here, though it will never hit the mainstream
media because the latter do not want to see it:


The most successful anti-immigration parties in Europe are
regionalist/secessionist parties. They are “apolitical” because they do not
particularly like politics. Their militants, members and voters do not like the
state, they want to be left alone. They defend local communities that want to
run their own affairs. They are parties of the land and the community, rather
than the state. They are, as the media and the political establishment
derisively call them, “populists.”



Owing to the massive immigration by people from an entirely different
culture, many ordinary Europeans no longer feel at home in their own countries.
Home is that cosy, often small, place where people feel safe among those whom
they know and trust. The fight for the preservation of Europe is a fight for
one’s own home, village, town, city, provence. That is why it is a localist
issue.



Resistance to Islamization is not a matter of ideology, as one prominent
American “anti-Jihadist” seems to think. The successful resistance in Europe has
a provincial and an ethnic basis. It is about the right of the Europeans to hand
their traditions, their identity, their cultural heritage down to their children
so that the latter can continue to enjoy Europe’s ancient freedoms. The spirit
of Old Lorraine has survived for 1,200 years. “Populist” parties in Flanders,
Switzerland, Lombardia, Cologne and Alsace and other regions along the spine of
Europe are popular for the simple reason that they are not prepared to let
twelve centuries of capitalist self-reliance, self-governance and limited
government fade away simply because foreigners are moving in with a spirit
adapted to Arabian desert life.



“It is the wrong way to fight the global jihad,” writes the American
anti-Islamist. “To form one group for indigenous Europeans, as has been done in
several countries, reduces virtually every issue to the one non-negotiable issue
of race and ethnicity, discourages cooperation, and thus encourages
Balkanization, works against the idea of representative government, and obscures
the common values of Judeo-Christian civilization that are shared by people of
many races and ethnicities.”



Ethnicity, however, is not by definition a racial concept; it is a cultural
one. Ethnicity is about the spirit, the culture that we share. For the above
parties this culture is precisely the culture of limited government, of the
common values of Western civilization, the adherence to home. Is all this bad
because it is indigenous rather than ideological?



Belien is pulling a sleight-of-hand on us here. And, it is the sleight-of-hand upon which all good horror movies turn. The question is, are we dealing with something that is of they physical world, or are we dealing with spooky, spiritual substances?

Note that Belien tells us the resistance in Europe is made up of "parties of the land and the community." This is a new way of phrasing the old racialist meme of "Blood and Soil."

When this whole counter-Jihad argument began I attempted, in a number of essays, to get people to define their terms. The words in question are

Ethnicity
Race
Culture

Here Belien castigates Spencer for saying that the argument is about ideology, rather than his preferred term, "ethnicity."

Then , he turns around and says that ethnicity is not race. He asserts that Ethnicity is not a racial concept, but is instead about culture.

What is culture if it is not race, and yet it is not ideology either? How is it that "culture" occupies some mysterious ground between race and ideology?

Race, or blood, is of the physical world. Ideology is of the mind. One can not assert that culture is of both the mind and the body, unless one also believes that ideas proceed necessarily from race.

Ethnicity, also, is either of the body, or it is of the mind. It's either blood or idea.

Ideas are those things which can be codified in language. We pass on culture through the medium of language. Western Civilization has reached the great heights it has reached specifically because of it's ability to codify it's ideas in the written word. The Judeo-Christian tradition, in particular, teaches that God spoke creation into existence, and Christ the Messiah is referred to as the Word of God.

Western Civilization is built on the ideas of the mind codified in the written word. Pagan civilization is built on the tribalist idea that blood is more important than idea. Paganist Tribalism is the ideological foundation of racism. Paganist tribalism is necessarily mystical, precisely because it is incapable of codifying the notion that ideas proceed from race.

We know that blood and heredity are not mystical ideas, as Belien would have it. Blood and soil are physically-verifiable phenomena.

Blood and Soil, or as Belien prefers to put it, "the community and the land", are not mysteriously tied to Ethnicity. And, Ethnicity is not mysteriously tied to Culture. "Blood and Soil," is a statement of ownership. It is not, as a political concept, part of the substratum of Ethnicity. For anyone, of any race, can own soil.

Paul Belien's argument is illogical as it rests on undefined assumptions about race, ethnicity and culture. If a man can not clearly articulate his assumptions, then his argument is not worth considering, particularly not if his argument is political in nature, with the potential to affect the lives and well-being of the hundreds of millions of people who live in Western Civilization.
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Bill Warner Reviews Bostom's "The Legacy Of Islamic Anti-Semitism"

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism
By Bill Warner
FrontPageMagazine.com | Friday, May 16, 2008

Andrew Bostom's new book, The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, is a historic work. It is a complete encyclopedia of both the doctrine and practice of Islamic Jew hatred. Jew hatred is Bostom's usage and it is accurate. The word anti-Semitic refers to the Semitic language group, which includes both Arabic and Hebrew. No one hates the Hebrew language, so the term is a misnomer.

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism is a reference book that is divided into eight sections with two grand divisions—sacred texts (doctrine) and history (the result of the doctrine).

SACRED TEXTS

Dr. Bostom does not use brilliant essays as a logic to persuade the reader. He lets Mohammed and Islam tell the story by using the actual source documents. So in the first half of the book we get to see how the Koran, the Sira (the life of Mohammed) and the Hadith (the Traditions of Mohammed) lay out a complete doctrine of Jew hatred.

Mohammed used the Jews as a proof of his prophet-hood. At first, Mohammed is portrayed as the last in the line of Jewish prophets. Noah, Moses, Abraham and even Jesus are used to establish that all of their work pointed to the arrival of the true prophet. Mohammed is portrayed as the “real” Jew and the Koran is the real Torah (Jewish scripture). Of course, Yahweh is the same as Allah, the real Yahweh.

In summary, while in Mecca, Mohammed stole Yahweh and the Torah.

Then when Mohammed moved to Medina, he found a town that was half Jewish, unlike Mecca, and the Jews did something that they would not repeat over the next 1400 years. The Jews stood up to Mohammed and denied his Koran. When Mohammed could not persuade the Jews of his prophet-hood, he showed the world that the sword is mightier than the Jewish pen.

In about a years time, as the Jews refused to help each other, Mohammed kidnapped, raped, enslaved, tortured, assassinated, robbed and mass murdered the Jews who denied him. His dying words were to get the Jews and Christians out of Arabia.

Hitler was a student of Islamic Jew hatred, but Mohammed was the master. Jews are still found in Germany, but not a single one is in Arabia.

All of this accounting is taken from Islam's sacred texts; the actual source material doctrine of Islam found in the Koran, Sira and Hadith.

THE HISTORY OF JEW HATRED

Well, that was then and this is now, right? Nobody really believes sacred texts, do they? Well, as the last half of the work shows, Muslims believe every single syllable of the sacred texts and follow the example of the perfect pattern of Islam, Mohammed.

The historical documents show that Jew hatred is seamless from Mohammed forward to the present.

Bostom lays out a massive documentation of 1400 years of Jewish suffering as dhimmis under Islam. In the process he annihilates a favorite Jewish myth of how great Jews had it during the Islamic "Golden Age". Islam's so-called Golden Age was built on slavery and dhimmitude of Jews and Christians. Why was that so Golden for Jews and Christians?

Again The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism does not argue about the Golden Age, but lets its victims speak the truth buried under the fantasy history of Islam's glory. The historic truth is a grinding humiliation of the Jews, who have been so spiritually crushed that they are defenders of their oppressors.

Another Jewish myth is that modern Islamic Jew hatred came from the Nazis and those terrible Christians. Part of this myth is how well Islam treated the Jews before modern times. Bernard Lewis, the patriarch of Jewish scholar-dhimmis, actively preaches this historical lie today. Dr. Bostom lets historical documents show that Islam has been violently involved with Jew hatred since 622-623 AD when Mohammed attacked the Jews of Medina and Khaybar.

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism is overpowering in its detail. The historical documents that give the details of Jew hatred go on and on and on. The history lessons start right after Mohammed's death and go forward, continuously, up until today. Dr. Bostom lets Islam speak for itself and it is a very ugly story.

THE READERS

What is tragic about this book is that it is a powerful medicine that the patient will not swallow. The message in this book is the only key to saving Israel. Antisemitism shows the very foundation of Israeli thought and doctrine of war is wrong. Antisemitism shows that it is jihad, not intifada and it is Muslims, not Palestinians. Jihad is not a war between nation states. Israel is in a state of dhimmitude and is fighting and losing the wrong war. Israel cannot beat Mohammed because they will not declare war on Mohammed. Hamas and the PLO are not the enemies; Mohammed is the enemy. Hamas and the PLO are his children.

The only way to win a war is to know the enemy and Israel and the Jews do not have any idea of who the enemy is. The most valuable strategic strike would be to give every rabbi, the ADL, the Jewish Federation, the ACLU and Jewish professor a copy of Bostom's The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism, a weapon of mass instruction. At the very least, the ignorant rabbis who say that Muslims and Jews worship the same god would be silent. It would be too much to expect them to deny the “truth” of the Koran, a document of Jew hatred.

The question that every Jew must now answer is: “How do you, as a Jew, justify your ignorance about the doctrine and history of Islamic Jew hatred?”

SCHOOLS OF SCHOLARSHIP

Dr. Bostom is a member of the Foundational school of Islamic scholarship.

The other two schools are the Islamic believer school and the Academic school. The Academic school accepts Islam's claims of being a great religion and does not question the validity of the Koran, Sira and Hadith. Academia is in a state of dhimmitude--fearful and subservient, uncriticially accepting Islam's claims of being a great religion and daring not to question the validity of the Koran, Sira and Hadith. Moreover, the dhimmitude of the Academy now extends to the views and actions of the media, the government, and the primary and secondary schools.

The Academic school is incapable of skeptical thought and rarely uses the source texts, instead it commonly uses derivative works. It does not present the suffering of the dhimmis and enslavement of kafirs. The Academic school is one long apologia for Islam.

The Foundational school uses the source texts for doctrine and history. The suffering of the kafirs and dhimmis is clearly recognized. Some other members are Bat Yeor, Ibn Warraq, Robert Spenser, Serge Trifkovic, and the Center for the Study of Political Islam.
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A Review Of Bostom's "The Legacy Of Islamic Anti-Semitism"

Bostom’s legacy

RAPHAEL ISRAELI , THE JERUSALEM POST, May. 15, 2008

The Legacy of Islamic AntisemitismBy Andrew BostomPrometheus768 pages; $39.95

Following the recent publication of his massive compendium The Legacy of Jihad - a breakthrough inasmuch as the enormous task of assembling together all the major sources which govern the holy war in Islam had never been attempted before - this amazingly prolific writer has completed another, no less imposing, collection of sources, Islamic and others, which testify to the long and sorry history of anti-Semitism in Islam. This too had never been undertaken before on such a scale, mainly due to the constrictions of political correctness that posited that Islam, unlike Christianity, had not entertained a systematic persecution of the Jews.

This apologetic for Islam has now been shattered by Andrew Bostom, who painstakingly but thoughtfully collected and collated this documentation that would have been a stunning and innovative undertaking for any scholar of Islam to pursue, let alone for a professional in medicine whose research on Islam has been merely a secondary career.
Appropriately, Bostom begins his volume with a well-tailored survey of the theological, historical and juridical origins of Islamic anti-Semitism, including the Koran, the Hadith and the Sirah, then proceeds to an insightful description of the dhimmis in the main lands of Islam, to test the theory of the cited sources against the practice of Muslim rulers in the entire area spanning the Middle East, North Africa, the Iberian Peninsula (Andalusia) and the Ottoman Empire.

The picture these documents give reverses in a dramatic way many of the ill-conceived and misjudged information that had attempted in the past to ascribe to the lands of Islam a much more benign and idyllic image of their (mis)treatment of the Jews. The coalition between the Palestinian mufti of Jerusalem and the Nazis during World War II is conjured up to conclude this introduction.

Secondly, the author delves in considerable detail into the main sources of Islamic jurisprudence - the Koran and the Hadith, complemented by the Sirah (the earliest pious Muslim biographies of Muhammad), where an abundance of references, usually not complimentary but rather derogatory, are made to Jews, collectively known as Israi’liyyat (Israelites’ stories). This is a trove of anti-Jewish stereotypes that have become the Shari’a-based uncontested “truth” about the People of the Book. Those accounts are invariably cited in sermons during Friday prayers, thus assuring their universal diffusion among Muslim constituents and the constant poisoning of the souls of young and adult Muslims alike, something that renders their fundamentally negative attitudes to Jews and Israel unchangeable.

This extremely important collection from the holy sources is supplemented by the thinking and judgment of the most authoritative jurists whose every word has been awaited and avidly digested by Muslim constituencies the world over. The great medieval masters, such as Tabari and Jahiz, are reinforced by more recent ones such as the Egyptian Tantawi and Egyptian-in exile Qaradawi, who represent the two poles of established Islam and popular Islam in our contemporary world.

An impressive selection of observations made by prominent Western scholars, complemented by the eyewitness reports of travelers, consular representatives and journalists and writers about the condition of the Jews in Arab lands, are adduced to support the basic and well-documented thesis of the author, that the anti-Semitic record of the Islamic world leaves much to be desired.

Bostom provides the first full English translation and detailed analysis of a seminal, if repellent 1942 essay (”Judaism and Islam as Opposites”) by Johannes von Leers, the infamous Nazi propagandist of extermination. The essay (and its explication by Bostom) demonstrates Leers’s thorough, reverential understanding of the sacralized Islamic sources. Leers’s personal career trajectory - as a favored contributor in Goebbels’s propaganda ministry, to his eventual adoption of Islam (as Omar Amin von Leers, in 1956) while working as an anti-Western and anti-Semitic propagandist under Nasser’s regime from the mid-1950s until his death in 1965 - epitomizes the modern convergence of Islamic anti-Semitism, and racist, Nazi anti-Semitism.

It is worth noting that the blood libel, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion and the world Jewish conspiracy, which were borrowed by Muslims from classic European anti-Semitism since the 19th century and the infamous Damascus blood libel (1840), are still recurrent and popular themes in books, posters, cartoons, sermons in mosques, TV series and radio programs produced throughout the Islamic world, including in countries that concluded peace with Israel (Jordan and Egypt). Moreover, the fortunes of the Arab-Israeli conflict, especially the escalation of latter years, have by themselves occasioned an unprecedented campaign of demonization of Israel in the Islamic media and public discourse. The main argument being, of course, that Israel, being a Nazi accursed regime, draws its inspiration from the traditional Jewish sources and from the more recent colonialist, oppressive and imperialist nature of Zionism. The nation of Israel and its movement of national liberation, according to this rationale, cannot be better than the sum total of its members.

One can hardly exaggerate the vast importance of this volume, which will henceforth become indispensable for any student of Islam, of Judeo-Islamic relations, of anti-Semitism in particular and of hate-literature in general. The variety of materials assembled here, which makes a fascinating, if disagreeable, reading, for all the splendid and insightful overview offered by this incredibly energetic and imaginative author, will continue for times to come to constitute a mainstay of Muslim sources which will have to be referred to by future researchers, scholars and the general educated public which aspires to comprehend the significance of the new outburst of anti-Semitism, clearly articulated by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, among Muslims worldwide.
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What Do The Saudis Want? I Think I Know

American Thinker asks, "What do the Saudis want?" I think I know. I'll answer at the end of the post.


Slowly but surely it is beginning to dawn on a world mesmerized by the Democratic primary contest that an oil cartel has been picking our pocket with impunity by willfully failing to adjust its output to the additional needs of China and India. More specifically, Americans are beginning to wonder at the logic of continuing to keep Saudis safe. Hence, the US-Saudi oil axis faces a day of truth when president Bush will deliver diplomatically to his Saudi hosts the message NY senator Chuck Schumer delivered most undiplomatically:

We are saying to the Saudis that, if you don't help us, why should we be helping you?

And the Saudis are only NOT helping, they are hurting.

The Saudis have let their output fall from 9.5m to 8.5m bpd over the last two years, camouflaging the move behind the accession of Ecuador and Angola to the group (which boosted nominal supply). OPEC failed to compensate for a 330,000 bpd drop in Nigerian production in April, allowing the market to tighten further.

Saudi behavior baffles none other than Dr Fadhil Chalabi, a former OPEC secretary-general and now director of the Centre for Global Energy Studies:

"They have about half a million barrels a day of good crude that they could put on the market. The puzzle is why they are not doing it. The soaring price is obviously telling us that the world needs more oil,"he said. "I can't understand why the Saudis would risk their strategic relationship with the US over this.

"They need the US more than ever given the growing influence of Iran in the region," he said.

Prior to President Bush's visit, the Saudis put out the word out that they would promise Bush to produce more though they would not help lower the price of oil regardless of Congressional threats to proceed with legislation penalizing the OPEC producers' cartel for "anti-competitiveness practices". But when Bush arrived they rebuffed him completely arguing that they had already increased production by 300,000 barrels per day earlier this month. Consequently, the Saudi oil minister insisted, all is well:

"Supply and demand are in balance today... The fundamentals are sound."

Ouch! but why?

The short answer is: OPEC, including the Saudis, want to prevent oil from becoming obsolete. Alternatively, they want to make as much money as possible as long as possible and to be able to use their sovereign wealth funds to maintain the economic leverage they currently enjoy. And what will it take to change their mind? For what are they bargaining?

That answer can be found in the Financial Times editorial entitled Time to convene a summit on oil:

First, they want to see energy demands curtailed rather than supplies increased so that oil will continue to be able to meet that need.

Second, they want oil consumers to continue to promote investment in oil and to promise NOT to invest in or subsidize seriously the development of alternatives to oil.

Third, if alternative energy is to be developed, it should not substitute for oil, merely supplement it.

Fourth, they want "to smooth the recycling of billions of dollars in oil revenues from producers back into consuming countries." In other words, end the growing scrutiny of sovereign wealth funds.

Such demands make perfect sense from the oil producers' point of view as it will enable them to maintain their noose not only around the West's neck but also around Asia's neck. Indeed, I cannot imagine anything more dangerous than meeting these demands because it is bound to exacerbate the current world wide competition over energy supplies and even lead to another world war. Asians are particularly and justifiably annoyed with Western calls to limit their development.

Nor should the dangers posed by sovereign wealth funds be downplayed, fashionable as it may be to do so. It is particularly useful to recollect the warnings issued by the editors of the FT as late as July 2007. Everything written then has only become more pressing now:

The sheer volume of money placed at their disposal – ING estimates that they manage $2,200bn, which could grow to $7,000bn to $9,000bn by 2015 – adds a new dimension to the perennial sensitivities of cross-border buy-outs. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in calling for a European system to vet acquisitions by these funds, responds to genuine concerns over their opaque nature and potential to act through political motives. . . .

Yet the rapid growth of sovereign wealth funds poses risks beyond that of national security. There are worries over competence within some funds; concerns that their scale and ability to affect asset prices could lead to market volatility; and suspicion that they could help countries preserve a favourable currency regime. If decisions are swayed by political considerations, they could also undermine market discipline that matches rewards to sound corporate governance.


Hey look, I'm no economist, I only play one here at IBA. But, I don't agree with the author here. The curtailing of production by Saudi and OPEC does nothint to ensure that " if alternative energy is to be developed, it should not substitute for oil, merely supplement it." Instead, rising oil prices ensures that alternative energy sources, and the research needed to develop them, becomes MORE AFFORDABLE.

In other words, if the Saudis are purposely attempting to raise the price of oil for the long term, they are shooting themselves in the foot.

Instead, I believe the Saudis/OPEC axis has a shorter term goal in mind; the election of Barack Obama to be the President of the United States.

My theory is easily testable. If I am right, then the price of oil will go down AFTER the election, and it will go down no matter who is elected. If I am wrong, then the price of oil will fluctuate according to other whims.

Do you think I am right?
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Storm Track Intimidation: Canada Continues to Embrace Dhimmitude

Do you think this is a ‘hate crime’? Canada does.

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.

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Bush may have done us a BIG FAVOR, maybe it's time to have ****THE**** Discussion


It's apparent that the criticism of Lord Halifax J Carter has incensed the entire democratic party because it hits them in the DEAD CENTER of where they have lived since 1972.
They want the president SHUT UP on this entire discussion.
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McCain says: "I think we are in a war against Islamic extremism, and I think that war is worldwide"

To Edwards that idea is a bumper sticker.

Kerry wanted it all to be nuanced nuisance not a war.

Obama says it's all fear mongering.


Senator Barack Obama responded sharply on Friday to attacks on his foreign policy, linking President Bush and Senator John McCain as partners in "the failed policies" of the past seven years and criticizing them for "hypocrisy, fear peddling, fear mongering."

Confronting a major challenge to his world view, Mr. Obama tried to turn the tables on his critics, saying they were guilty of "bluster" and "dishonest, divisive" tactics. He cited a litany of what he called foreign policy blunders by the Bush administration and accused Mr. McCain, the presumed Republican nominee, of "doubling down" on them.

"George Bush and John McCain have a lot to answer for," Mr. Obama said at a midday forum here, listing the Iraq war, the strengthening of Iran and groups like Hamas and Hezbollah, Osama bin Laden's being still at large and stalled diplomacy in other parts of the Middle East among their chief failings.

"If George Bush and John McCain want to have a debate about protecting the United States of America," Mr. Obama said, "that is a debate I am happy to have any time, any place."

Fine....let's have the national debate and a divide on the issue.

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Let's have the debate so all of history can record

who stood where with no doubt over it

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Who and what are we fighting, and why?

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Front and center.


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Friday, May 16, 2008

Someone Get The Media A Straight Jacket And Some Thorazine

The Mainstream Media is willing to say anything and, indeed, EVERYTHING to get demonize Republicans, and get Obama elected.

Today CBS News actually scolded George Bush for celebrating the birth of Israel. The reason? Because the celebration interfered with Palestinians "mourning" of the Naqba. The Naqba is the "day of catastrophe", which is what the Palestinians call Israeli Independence day. In other words, CBS news believes Bush and the Jewish-state should not celebrate Israel because the Palestinians hate Jews.

Imagine that Americans were told not to celebrate the 4th of July because Iran hates the USA. Imagine that. It's the same thing, folks.

CBS News is either incredibly stupid and incapable of reason, or they are anti-Semites. Which do you think it is?

From CBS News:

Meanwhile, President Mr.
Bush wrapped up his visit to Israel
Friday, commemorating the anniversary of
the country's creation - a visit which he used to again urge both sides of the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict to negotiate a peace settlement.

Palestinians marked the 60th anniversary of Israel's creation with
demonstrations and solemn ceremonies on Thursday - a stark contrast to Israel's
joyous birthday celebrations. Palestinians refer to the anniversary as the
"nakba," Arabic for catastrophe.

Mr. Bush's embrace of Israel at a time when the Palestinians were mourning
was bound to further harm the tainted U.S. image in the Palestinian areas and
across the Arab world.

The Seattle Times, meanwhile, ran a column today attacking George Bush's statements about the danger of appeasement. The columnist wants us to know that Hitler's demands were not that unreasonable:


Democrats are rebuking President Bush for saying in his speech to the
Knesset, here, that to “negotiate with terrorists and radicals” is
“appeasement.” The Democrats took it as a slap at Barack Obama. What bothers me
is the continual reference to Hitler and his National Socialists, particularly
the British and French accommodation at the Munich Conference of 1938.

What Hitler was demanding was not unreasonable. He wanted the
German-speaking areas of Europe under German authority. He had just annexed
Austria, which was German-speaking, without bloodshed. There were two more small
pieces of Germanic territory: the free city of Danzig and the Sudetenland, a
border area of what is now the Czech Republic.

We live in an era when you do not change national borders for these sorts
of reasons. But in 1938 it was different. Germany’s eastern and western borders
had been redrawn 19 years before—and not to its benefit. In the democracies
there was some sense of guilt with how Germany had been treated after World War
I. Certainly there was a memory of the “Great War.” In 2008, we have entirely
forgotten World War I, and how utterly unlike any conception of “The Good War”
it was. When the British let Hitler have a slice of Czechoslovakia, they were
following their historical wisdom: avoid war. War produces results far more
horrible than you expected. War is a bad investment. It is not glorious. Don’t
give anyone an excuse to start one.

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$500 Billion On Iraq War And All I Got Was This Lousy "24" TV Show Director Chair

Bush and Cheney continue on with their War for Oil Profits:


President Bush's financial fortunes appear to have
declined over the past seven years, with his family assets dropping as low as
$6.5 million, according to disclosure forms released yesterday.


Bush and his wife, Laura, were worth at least $9 million and as much
as $24 million at the start of his term. The Bushes could still be worth as much
as $20 million now, according to the financial documents filed with the
Office of Government Ethics, which requires assets to
be reported only within broad ranges.


Vice President Cheney and his wife, Lynne, have fared
better, reporting assets of at least $21 million and as much as $99 million, the
forms show. The Cheneys are at least as wealthy as they were when the vice
president entered office, and may have added as much as $29 million to their net
worth during his tenure.


President Bush's biggest asset is a
1,600-acre family ranch near Crawford, Tex., which is listed as being worth
between $1 million and $5 million. Most of the Bush family holdings are in real
estate and a blind trust.


Last year, Bush reported assets of a
minimum of $7.5 million.


The forms show that Bush and Cheney
both received a variety of gifts last year, mostly related to outdoor
activities. Among the gifts Bush kept were a $6,160 bicycle given to him by a
Wisconsin bike manufacturer, custom Hawaiian shirts and fly-fishing
equipment.


Cheney received a two-day vacation and a book on
duck calls from the Greenbriar Lodge of Carlisle, Ark., valued at $1,600. He
also received an $801 gift package from the Fox television show "24," including
director's chairs, coffee mugs and DVDs.


The annual financial
disclosure forms filed with the ethics office report assets and income figures
in wide categories, making it impossible to determine exact figures on wealth.
Tax forms released last month, however, showed 2007 income of $924,000 for the
Bushes and $3 million for the Cheneys.

Oh sure, I make a joke out of it, but can you imagine how much that Director's Chair will fetch on Ebay in about twenty years from now?
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What are we waiting for?

US-Saudi oil axis faces day of truth

Oil price surges to record high above $127

Fed's Direct Loans to Banks Climb to Record Level

Bush in Saudi Arabia to discuss oil


And the proper action would be
Just take the goddamn oil, they hate us anyway
Drill every ten miles out on the 'Shelf' from Bellingham to San Diego, and Corpus Christi to Lubec
Manhattan Project for Fuel Cells
Drill the Bakken starting yesterday
Annex Venezuela, and send Chavez to to Teheran
Make all registered democrats pay a surcharge to price difference since 2000
Place a premium balance surcharge on all food leaving the US for the Middle East
Double the price of our export weapons
Become Amish and bring everyone home
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Storm Track Infiltration: Giving Churches to Muslims

This is a tragedy and is more proof of the gutting of European culture and the progress of Eurabia.

When you sell your symbols of your history and culture, it’s only a matter of tie that you submit to the barbarians at the gate. An Antwerp alderman of public worship proposes to give churches to Muslims.

The Antwerp alderman of public worship, Philip Heylen (Christian Democrats) has an ambitious plan to do something about the profusion of half-empty churches in his city. Some of the about 80 churches he wants to demolish or use for other purposes. Heylen also sees an opportunity for Muslims to take over barely used church buildings.

Vlaams Belang reacted with shock to the plans. According to the party there seems to be an auction war in Antwerp between the Christian Democrats and Socialists on who could bring in the largest group of Muslim voters.

The party promises the necessary actions and campaigns if the alderman pushes through his plans. Vlaams Belang does think there should be a solution for the high maintenance costs of the Catholic churches in the city.


How sad. In this country it’s the parishioners that work to keep their churches open – but parishioners are scarce in socialist secular Europe. They don’t understand that a church is a symbol of the European tradition of Judeo-Christian culture that has given so much to the world.

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American Troops Murder Innocent Iraqi Children

I hope you enjoy this murderous rampage as much as I did. (Thanks to Watcher71)


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Throwing Barbie from the Plane: BarbieBomb Iran

Iran clearly needs to be bombed. The question is: is it better to bomb Iran with bombs, or with Barbies? Greg Beato thinks Barbies are the appropriate choice.
Iran is terrified of Barbie, the tiny polyvinyl sex bomb who loves shopping, pizza, and brushing her hair, but has few satellite-guided missiles at her disposal. According to Iran's Prosecutor General, Ghorban Ali Dori Najfabadi, a loosely organized coalition, led by the world's most impeccably accessorized mercenary but also including additional combatants like Harry Potter and Spider-man, is doing "irreparable damage" to Iranian children. "The irregular importation of such toys, which unfortunately arrive through unofficial sources and smuggling, is destructive culturally and a social danger," Najafabadi cautioned...the Barbies who show up in Tehran shop windows are smuggled into the country, the victims of international doll trafficking. Once there, however, they make the best of it, embodying the traditional American values of self-determination and haircare...If Barbie's marginal and haphazard presence in Iran is so disruptive, what kind of impact might she have there if a more orchestrated effort to put additional sexy white boots on the ground was implemented? Luckily, the relative economy of a Barbie surge—an army of 200,000 cheerleaders for Western decadence can be mustered for the price of a dozen Tomahawk missiles... __Reason
Beato may not be the brightest bulb in the box, but perhaps he has a point to make about cultural subversion. Not that a few hundred thousand Barbie dolls would actually do the trick of overturning a millenia-old culture of primitive tribalism and religious barbarism. But think it through to the core idea, and play with it.

Culture is passed along from generation to generation--unless something happens in between generations. Say, a music revolution called rock and roll that puts rebellion on the front burner, combined with a drug and anti-war revolution among the young. You might think that nothing would ever be the same again.

Children like to fantasize. And they like to have secrets from others. Some parents like to indulge their children in these fantasies. Childhood and adolescence are such confusing times, unless something happens to stir things up it is often easier just to go along with tradition.

What about a talking doll that said things the ayatollahs wouldn't want young girls listening to? What if a talking doll was also a radio and a tutorial device? Solar powered so its batteries won't run down? What if it could teach children catchy songs with infectious lyrics? These things require a bit of thought.

Oppressive cultures have to keep the lid on tight. But then the pressure tends to build at the slightest incident. Bomb Iran? With Barbies? Or something even more devilishly clever.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

China produces counterfeit Cisco routers to blast American Cyberspace?

FBI: China may use counterfeit Cisco routers to penetrate U.S. networks

World Tribune : An FBI presentation states that China has counterfeited Cisco Systems network routers and may be using the equipment to penetrate U.S. government and private sector computer networks.

Federal authorities in February seized some 400 counterfeit Cisco Systems knockoffs worth $76 million. The equipment included routers, switches, gigabit interface converters and WAN interface cards.

Among the purchasers of the fake equipment were the U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center, U.S. Naval Undersea Warfare Center, U.S. Air Base at Spangdahelm, Germany, the Bonneville Power Administration, General Services Administration, and the defense contractor Raytheon, which makes key missile and weapons systems.


The FBI briefing slides on the case stated that while there are "intelligence gaps" on why the Chinese made the counterfeit equipment it could have been for profit or as part of a state-sponsored operation.

Additionally the scope of the Chinese counterfeit equipment may extend beyond routers to include fake IT equipment such as PCs and printers.

Does anyone else remember the IBM sale of the entire PC division to Lenovo of China? Like your laptops now? This makes UAE owned american ports look tiny.

Under a section titled "The Threat," the FBI described the effort as "IT subversion/supply chain attack" that could "cause immediate or premature system failure during usage."

The counterfeit equipment also could be used to "gain access to otherwise secure systems" and to "weaken cryptographic systems."

The briefing slide said the Chinese information warfare efforts require "intimate access to target systems."

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And the outrage over the outrage is a thundering silence

Pelosi : Bush comments 'beneath dignity of office'...
Hillary: 'Outrageous and offensive'...
Biden: 'Bulls*%$!'...

And from the minority leader of the Senate?
From VP Cheney?
From Fred Thompson? Giuliani?

Why is it alright for democratic leaders to say what they do, but not for the president, ANY PRESIDENT to take them to task for it?

Why does this crop of republicans TAKE IT UP THE PIPE for this abuse?

Where is
their
sense of what is right? Where is their duty to the national interest?

Maybe JOE LIEBERMAN who warned that undermining the credibility of a president in wartime was a dangerous thing to do, will step up and embarrass these republicans.

What do the republicans imagine the nation is eroded away to conclude week after week of this stuff?

The fact is that warning over naivety is not only proper for a president to undertake, I would think it compulsory. And if anyone on God's earth is more naive than Sen. Obama, it's J Carter.

We have already lived through Stanley Baldwin and his successor on this earth, and though they knew PRECISELY what to do to be popular and well loved, there was a price.

Finally, where is the John McCain who last week said on national TV,

"I think we are in a war against Islamic extremism, and I think that war is worldwide"?

Stanley_Baldwin_ggbain.35233.jpgStanley Baldwin Prime Minister of Great Britain in the 1930's:
I think it is well also for the man in the street to realise that there is no power on earth that can protect him from being bombed. Whatever people may tell him, the bomber will always get through, The only defence is in offence, which means that you have to kill more women and children more quickly than the enemy if you want to save yourselves...If the conscience of the young men should ever come to feel, with regard to this one instrument [bombing] that it is evil and should go, the thing will be done; but if they do not feel like that - well, as I say, the future is in their hands. But when the next war comes, and European civilisation is wiped out, as it will be, and by no force more than that force, then do not let them lay blame on the old men. Let them remember that they, principally, or they alone, are responsible for the terrors that have fallen upon the earth.

A series of by-elections with massive swings against government candidates--most famous was Fulham East with a 26.5% swing--in late 1933 and early 1934 convinced Baldwin that the British public was profoundly pacifist. Baldwin also rejected the "belligerent" views of those like Churchill and Robert Vansittart because he believed that the Nazis were rational men who would appreciate the logic of mutual and equal deterrence. He also believed war to be "the most fearful terror and prostitution of man's knowledge that ever was known"
Americans are as tired of history as it has been for 3000 years as Europe was of war in 1934, but we can do as little about the nature of history and humans beings as could Baldwin wishing against all reality that the enemies of the west were rational beings, as afraid of the bloodshed and horror as he clearly was.

We are at a dangerous moment, and for all the weaknesses Mr. Bush has shown, what he said and did today was in the interest of the security of the people he serves.
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This Week on The Gathering Storm Radio Show

Listen to The Gathering Storm Radio Show, which Always On Watch and I co-host. The show broadcasts live every Friday beginning at noon, Pacific Time.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

Callers welcome!

Friday, May 16 (90 minute Show): Our guests this week are Ibn Misr of Sons of Apes and Pigs and Chaim of Freedom's Cost.
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Ibn Misr, who will be with us for the first hour, is a Coptic and a real firebrand who knows Islam inside out. According to information at his web site, his blog was launched in an effort to blow away the barrier of the Arabic language for Westerners, and give the proofs, from none other than Mohammad himself in his Koran and Hadiths.

Chaim will be with us at the top of the second hour for thirty minutes. According to information at his web site, his blog counters the revisionism, the lies and the ignorance (whether real or purposeful) of what is written about world events.


If you are unable to listen live to the radio show, you can listen later by CLICKING HERE.

The call-in number is (646) 915-9870.

UPCOMING SHOWS
May 23: Cassandra USA
May 30: John Kenneth Press and Radio Free Dar Al Harb
June 6: Gary Swenchonis and Vadim
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Storm Track Infiltration: Sleeping With the Enemy

It goes without saying that our troops fighting in the middle-east should learn Arabic. But is this the place to do it? Hat tip to Cinnamon Stillwell.

According to the Mount Vernon Gazette, twenty-two soldiers from Fort Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia just graduated from the nearby Islamic Saudi Academy's "Arabic as a Second Language" program, where they also learned about "Middle Eastern culture and traditions."

Language and traditions. OK. But what traditions did they learn?

Read the rest at The Gathering Storm.
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Obama jumps in front of Bush arrow aimed at Carter?


methinks thou dost protest too much......

Bush to Knesset in Israel:
"Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is -- the false comfort of appeasement, which has been repeatedly discredited by history." Watch video of Bush's comments on terror HERE.

The Senator was William Borah. Significantly, there were those in Great Britain who also echoed..."If I only could have had dinner with the man......"
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Apparently this barb, aimed at Carter, instead was felt by Obama...
In a statement, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., shot across the bow: "It is sad that President Bush would use a speech to the Knesset on the 6Oth anniversary of Israel's independence to launch a false political attack. It is time to turn the page on eight years of policies that have strengthened Iran and failed to secure America or our ally Israel. Instead of tough talk and no action, we need to do what Kennedy, Nixon and Reagan did and use all elements of American power -- including tough, principled, and direct diplomacy - to pressure countries like Iran and Syria. George Bush knows that I have never supported engagement with terrorists, and the President's extraordinary politicization of foreign policy and the politics of fear do nothing to secure the American people or our stalwart ally Israel."
So what was all that about about talking with Iran, named by the CONGRESS YOU ARE MEMBER OF as the leader in state sponsored terrorism on this planet?

"(The President) has said similar things before," a White House official told ABC News' Martha Raddatz. "But it is in reference to a number of people, think Carter, others who have engaged in this or suggested it."

White House spokesperson Dana Perino was asked if Bush's line was a slam against Obama and she insisted, "It is not."

"I understand that when you are running for office sometimes you think the world revolves around you"
ZING!

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Al Jazeera TV Talk Show Discusses Nuking Israel

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Good News: Undercover Mosque Documentary Cleared In Court

In January 2007 Britain's Channel Four Television aired a documentary called Undercover Mosque, in which a reporter went undercover at a London Mosque and filmed the horrendous hate speech regularly spewed within its premises.

The police protested and reported the documentary makers to a television watchdog agency.

Well, now the makers of the documentary have been vindicated in a British court.





From the BBC:



West Midlands Police and the Crown Prosecution Service have apologised for
accusing the makers of a Channel 4 documentary of distortion.

The apology and the promise of £100,000 were made at the High Court on
Thursday.

It follows comments made about a Dispatches programme, Undercover
Mosque, which tackled claims of Islamic extremism in the West Midlands.

The police statement said the force was wrong to make the
allegations.

A press release issued by the police and the CPS in August 2007
claimed the Dispatches programme, broadcast in January of that year,
misrepresented the views of Muslim preachers and clerics with misleading
editing.

One preacher was shown saying a homosexual should be thrown off a mountain,
another that women were born deficient.

Police also reported Channel 4 to television watchdog Ofcom for
"heavily editing" the words of Islamic imams.


But in November, Ofcom rejected the police and CPS claims, and Channel
4 said it was going to sue the CPS and police for libel.

'Damage and distress'

The statement, released to the media after the High Court hearing by
West Midlands Police, said they accepted there had been no evidence that Channel
4 or the documentary makers had "misled the audience or that the programme was
likely to encourage or incite criminal activity".

It added that the Ofcom report showed the documentary had "accurately
represented the material it had gathered and dealt with the subject matter
responsibly and in context".


The police statement concluded: "We accept, without reservation, the
conclusions of Ofcom and apologise to the programme makers for the damage and
distress caused by our original press release."

Kevin Sutcliffe, deputy head of current affairs at Channel 4, said the
apology was a vindication of the programme team in exposing extreme views.

"Channel 4 was fully aware of the sensitivities surrounding the subject
matter but recognised the programme's findings were clearly a matter of
important public interest.

"The authorities should be doing all they can to encourage
investigations like this, not attempting to publicly rubbish them for reasons
they have never properly explained," he said.

David Henshaw, executive producer of Hardcash Productions, who made the
documentary, said it was a thorough and detailed programme, made over nine
months and at personal risk to the undercover reporter.

Bigotry and extremism

Channel 4 boss Julian Bellamy said they had had no choice but to pursue
action when the police and CPS refused to withdraw their remarks.

The programme infiltrated a number of mosques, one of which was Green
Lane Mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham.

An undercover reporter claimed to provide evidence that certain
speakers preached messages of religious bigotry and extremism.

Police initially investigated whether three of the people shown in the
programme could be prosecuted for inciting terrorism or racial hatred.

But they later switched their attention to the documentary makers,
suggesting they may have been guilty of stirring up racial hatred.

Channel 4 said £50,000 would be donated to the Rory Peck Trust for
freelance journalists and their families.

The broadcaster will also receive £50,000 to cover legal costs.



And, if you've never seen the Undercover Mosque documentary, here is the first of six parts.


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Video: Radical Islam Over Runs London Streets

The following video, about three minutes in length, appears to have been filmed in the Bradford District:



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Candidates For President and Vice-President of the United States?


Or is this the cover of the latest issue of The Advocate?
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Iran will fill in every niche where there is a vacuum


Iran-backed Shi'ites in Yemen get shipments of heavy arms
CAIRO -- GERTZ - Shi'ite insurgents in Yemen have received arms from abroad in the past two months.

Yemeni security sources said insurgents from the Iranian-backed Believing Youth have received a range of weapons to renew war against the Yemeni Army. The sources said the shipments included mortars, heavy machine guns, rockets and rocket-propelled grenades.

The sources said the shipments came from both sea and land, including Saudi Arabia. They said the weapons were of Soviet-origin and appeared to have arrived in March and April 2008.

The weapons shipments to the Shi'ites have fueled fresh clashes in the northern Yemeni province of Saada. In a 48-hour period in late April, at least 20 people, divided between insurgents and soldiers were killed in heavy fighting in Saada.

The sources said the Shi'ites, who agreed to a ceasefire in June 2007, succeeded in matching the Yemeni Army in weaponry in Saada. They said the heaviest fighting took place in the Haydan district of Saada.

The Shi'ite revolt has resumed amid a resurgence by Al Qaida in Yemen. On April 30, at least three mortar shells fell near the Italian embassy in Sanaa. There were no reports of injuries.

Western embassies have been reducing staff amid the Al Qaida offensive. Al Qaida has also launched mortar attacks against the U.S. embassy and Western compounds in Sanaa.

They don't need to 'invade' anywhere. The indigenous Shia population will always hold enough who HAVE CERTAINLY BEEN OPPRESSED that a discontented rebellious minority will always be ready to take action, and have the feeling that justice is with them.

If the "Believing Youth" win, Yemen has been invaded successfully.

We are going to have to beat these sons of bitches with prejudice sooner or later. They honestly think they can win this thing, and win it all the way. It is compulsory for them to be defeated in such a way that they 'recognize' that 'God is not pleased'.

That is what victory looks like.

When the rulers of Iran say THAT.

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If this was Corpus Christi, one wonders what GWB would do



At least 10 hurt as rocket hits Ashkelon shopping center

JPOST:At least 10 people were wounded Wednesday evening, including a baby girl and her mother, when a rocket fired from Gaza hit the Hutzot Shopping Center in Ashkelon.

Thumbnail image for Qassam rock.jpg The baby was listed in moderate condition, her mother and two others were seriously wounded, five people were in light-to-moderate condition and two children were lightly hurt. Dozens of people were treated for shock. The casualties were evacuated to the city's Barzilai Hospital.

The rocket hit the top floor of the building, where offices and clinics are located, and the shopping center sustained considerable damage.

Kassam rockets terrorists usually fire at Israel do not have enough range to reach Ashkelon. Instead, they use Grad-type rockets to hit the city of 100,000, about 15 kilometers from the Gaza-Israel border.

The attack came as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and US President George W. Bush concluded their meeting in Jerusalem.


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Olmert said at the end of the talks that Israel would not tolerate attacks from Gaza terrorists.

Oh really? Isn't that EXACTLY what you have been doing?
FARCE


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60th Anniversary Celebrations Won’t Save Israel from Annihilation, Says Ahmadinejad

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YNET NEWS: Iranian president says anniversary celebrations won't save Jewish state from 'annihilation' by Middle Eastern nations

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Israel is dying and that its 60th anniversary celebrations are an attempt to prevent its ''annihilation.''

His remarks coincided with the arrival of US President George W. Bush in the Middle East to celebrate Israel's 60th birthday and try to revitalize peace efforts.

''The Zionist (Israeli) regime is dying,'' said Ahmadinejad during a speech in the northern Iranian city of Gorgan. ''The criminals assume that by holding celebrations ... they can save the sinister Zionist regime from death and annihilation.''

The hardline Iranian president used an Arabic word, ismihlal, that can also be translated as destruction, death and collapse.

"They should know that regional nations hate this fake and criminal regime and if the smallest and briefest chance is given to regional nations they will destroy (it)," said Ahmadinejad, who often rails against Israel and the United States.

Iran doesn't recognize Israel, and Ahmadinejad has repeatedly called for Israel's destruction. The threatening exchanges between Iran and Israel have intensified since 2005, when Ahmadinejad said in a speech that Israel will one day be ''wiped off the map.'' The Iranian leader has also alleged that the Holocaust was a ''myth.'' Ahmadinejad: Israel Is ‘Dying’ >>> | May 14, 2008

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Time to admit it, the basis of anti americanism is NOT George Bush, it's 'we the people'


International Herald Tribune:

NEW DELHI: Instead of blaming India and other developing nations for the rise in food prices, Americans should rethink their energy policy and go on a diet, say a growing number of politicians, economists and academics here.

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Criticism of the United States has ballooned in India recently, particularly after the Bush administration seemed to blame India's increasing middle class and prosperity for rising food prices. Critics from India seem to be asking one underlying question: "Why do Americans think they deserve to eat more than Indians?"

The food problem has "clearly" been created by Americans, who are eating 50 percent more calories than the average person in India, said Pradeep Mehta, the secretary general of CUTS Center for International Trade, Economics and Environment, a private economic research organization based in India with offices in Kenya, Zambia, Vietnam and Britain.

If Americans were to slim down to even the middle-class weight in India, "many hungry people in sub-Saharan Africa would find food on their plates," Mehta said. The money Americans spend on liposuction to get rid of their excess fat could be funneled to famine victims instead, he added.

What's the average height Indian? What's the average height american?

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Besides I'd hate to complicate the convenient bigoted disputes with the FACT that if WE, HERE were drilling the hell out of the continental shelves, and ANWR, etc., there'd be scant corn going into ethanol, and scant price increases attributable to it.

McCain is wrong on this. We have to do this, keep it clean while doing AND do fuel cell, battery and other technologies.

This claim against fat Americans is going to be typical of the coming wave of 'attacks'. Next up, SUV's, swimming pools, insect repellents, aircraft flights for frivolous reasons, large militaries, excessive water use, yadda yadda. I think we are going to need those 300+ F-22's Mr. England, you putz.

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And now for that lunch 18" incher with extra cheese, pepper, mushrooms and onions

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80 killed by Muslims in India, did you notice?

Another atrocity from "The Religion of Peace" with over 80 people killed, far more than the 7/7 London bombings. You may have seen only passing references to this because it happened in India yesterday. I found it sidelined in the Telegraph and have only posted an extract. Please read it all from this link.

The reason I only posted an extract is that I want to devote this post more to the comment from Prudent Indian on my CommonSense website under This says it all. In case it is missed here it is in full:

Jaipur Serial Blasts: Indians, get angry NOW.

Another, City.

Another, series of Blasts.

Once more Hundreds of innocent men, women and children lost their lives.

Once more ‘mutilated’ bodies are strewn on roads, who were living human beings just couples of seconds before blasts. Some body’s Father/ Mother/Husband/Wife/Daughter/ Son. Once more these ‘bodies’ are now merely statistics.

Once more same ‘mundane’ routine.

Once more ‘Dirty Harry’ of Sonia brigade, MoS Home Affairs, In charge internal security, Sri Prakash Jaiswal, visiting victims in hospital.

Once again Prime Minion Man Mohan Singh mumbling same old shock and offering insincere sympathy to victims and their families.

Once again ‘Walking Zombie’ Home Minister caught UN aware.

Once again ‘BaliDaan Moorti’ Signora Sonia Maino Gandhi expressing her totally phony concern.

Once again MSM preaching us to stay calm and maintain communal harmony, as if Hindus start rioting every time their Mandirs are attacked. Umpteenth time now, Hindu Mandirs are attacked with impunity give me one instance when Hindus rioted? Just like the Religion of Peace’s followers did after attack on Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad.

Once again Secularists and Islam apologists are out of woods to tell us, how the religions of Peace’s followers are misguided youth! How they are alienated! How they must be brought in the main stream!

Once again more concession for them.

Once again Muslim Appeasement in full gear.

Once again More Bomb Blasts.

Once again another city.

Once again more Humans turned in mere ‘statistics’.

Once again the SAME AS ABOVE.

Once again the Prudent Indian writing the same above.

Once again, then again, then again ….

When will it stop?

Who will stop it?

How long we will be ‘mere spectators’?

How long before you or me or our near and dear ones will not be another victim of this unending spiral of terror?

How many more bomb blasts to take place, before we wake up?

How many more innocent lives to be lost, before we get angry?

Yes, get angry now before you too are ‘NOBODY’ but a mere figure in the ever increasing list of innocent victims. Refuse please, to be sacrificed at the altar of some ‘perverse’ and misplaced ’secularism’.

Very Angry,
Prudent Indian

From The Daily Telegraph today:

The suspects were detained as police sifted through mutilated bodies and the remains of buildings following a series of bombs, which are thought to have been planted in rickshaws, bicycles and cars by Pakistani or Bangladeshi Islamist militants.

“We have picked them up for questioning in regards to the attacks last night, but we have not booked them on any charge,” a police spokesman said.

Authorities today announced a nationwide security alert and a day of mourning across the western desert state of Rajasthan as the full extent of the carnage emerged. Read More>>

(cross posted with CommonSense)

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Australia Preparing To Prosecute Adhmadinejad For Incitement To Genocide

Australia!

How does the AC/DC song go?

I've got big balls
I've got big balls
They're such big balls
And they're dirty big balls
And he's got big balls
And she's got big balls
But we've got the biggest balls of them all

Yes, indeed.

From Weasel Zippers:


The Australian government is preparing to prosecute Iranian President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the International Court of Justice for inciting hatred
against Israel.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd says the government is getting legal advice
on whether Australia could take action against the Iranian president.

The government first raised the idea that it would try to take the
Iranian leader to the international court last year.

On Wednesday, Rudd told the Sky television news channel that
Ahmadinejad's repeated comments about eliminating Israel were appalling.

"They are an incitement to international violence," he said.

"What we have said in the past is that we will take legal advice, which
the attorney-general is currently doing, in terms of whether there is a
profitable way forward here through the appropriate international legal
mechanisms."

Australia is the only country in the world pursuing Iran's leader for
allegedly "inciting genocide" and denying the holocaust.

Rest here>>>
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Storm Track Infiltration: How Civilization Ends

London: And when the police politely told the Islamists to stop their rants, they were ignored and called dirty kafirs. Watch the end and see how the London police back down from the rabid Muslim crowd.

This is how civilization ends. Not with a bang but with a cowardly whimper.

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And then the Ministry of Truth entered, courtesy - Walter Duranty School of Reporting

Israel's Tactics Thwart Attacks, With Trade-Off

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By ISABEL KERSHNER

NETANYA, Israel -- Suicide bombings in Israel have dropped off so significantly that the nation's security officials now dare to speak openly of success. But the very steps they are taking to thwart bombers appear to collide head-on with the government's agenda of achieving peace with the Palestinians.

It is a classic military-political dilemma. The progress in stopping suicide bombers, the vast majority of whom cross into Israel from the West Bank, has brought enough quiet for Israel to resume peace talks with the Palestinian leadership there.

I fail to see any dilemma. Any nation's first obligation is to protect it's citizens from harm. Not much purpose in having an organized govt if they cannot offer physical safety to their citizens.

But the current calm is fragile, and to maintain it Israeli security officials say they must continue their nightly arrests and sometimes deadly raids in the heart of the West Bank -- tactics at odds with a peace effort that envisions a separate Palestinian state, an eventual Israeli withdrawal from much of the West Bank and, in the meantime, a gradual transfer of authority to the Palestinian police.

Of course if the purpose of the Palestinians is to LIVE WITH Israel, there will be, in the end, NO PROBLEM. But we see quite plainly that the purpose of 100% of Palestinian, Arab, Persian and all Muslim efforts since 1919 has been to eliminate the Jews as an organized entity of any kind in the middle east, preferably in the manner of Khaibar.

"The price of staying out" of the West Bank, said one senior Israeli military official who spoke on condition of anonymity because of military restrictions, "might be one that we don't want to pay."

The military's faith in its efforts comes across in its charts showing a steep decline in suicide bombings -- from a high of 59 in 2002 to only one in 2007, and one so far this year.

"It is far from a coincidence," said Col. Herzi Halevi, commander of the Israeli Army's Paratroops Brigade, which is at the forefront of the military campaign in the West Bank, where the borders are longer and more permeable than those in the Gaza Strip, the other Palestinian territory. "It is not that the terrorists did not try enough. They did. We know."

The military's change in policy came after a particularly bloody spring in 2002, when a Palestinian from the West Bank traveled nine short miles across Israel and walked into the modest Park Hotel here in Netanya, a coastal resort town, blowing himself up in the dining hall during a Passover seder.

The Park Hotel massacre, as it became known, was the climax of a bloody month in which 130 Israelis died in suicide bombings and other attacks. Within days Israeli forces invaded most of the Palestinian cities of the West Bank in an operation named Defensive Shield, wresting back control from the Palestinian Authority security forces who were supposed to be laying the foundations for a nascent Palestinian state.

Six years later, the glass doors at the entrance of the Park Hotel were flung wide open to catch the slightest breeze. In the lobby, a teenager casually played a video game while a tourist collected a hair dryer from the reception desk. Scores of guests were booked for the Passover meal.

The sad fact, as it has been lamented many times here, is that there is little to discuss between EITHER pairs of warring parties, Israel-FATAH, and the Holocaust minimizer, Abbas, and Israel-HAMAS where the ultimate Quranic solution is the only one HAMAS CAN admit to.

It is a war of the peoples, and it will have to end with the complete breaking of one population's will or the other, as it was in 1865.

Harsh, but unavoidable.

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