Cold Fury

Harshing your mellow since 9/01

Community-organizing the jihad Part the Third

And lying about it. Of course, and as usual.

While Sisi sees a dangerous flaw in Islam, Obama believes America needs to be “fundamentally transformed” but Islam is fine as is. You see the problem, no?

In reality, the summit had so little to do with confronting terrorism that the president did not invite the FBI director — you know, the head of the agency to which federal law assigns primary responsibility for terrorism investigations.

The summit was really about advancing the “social justice” agenda of “progressive” politics. The president and his underlings somehow reason that the answer to the barbarity of ISIS and al-Qaeda is to “empower local communities” here and abroad. Apparently, if the community organizers rouse the rabble to demand that government address “injustice” and Muslim “grievances,” the alienation that purportedly drives young Muslims into the jihadists’ arms will abate. This is the strategic political aspect of the Left’s denial of terrorism’s ideological roots: If terrorism is not caused by Islamic supremacism, then it must be caused by something else…and that something somehow always manages to be a government policy opposed by the Left: insufficient income redistribution, running Gitmo, our alliance with Israel, surveillance of radical mosques, etc. Smearing your political opponents as the root cause of mass-murder attacks — it’s a very nice weapon to have in one’s demagogic arsenal.

To the extent the summit dealt with Islam, it was to play the counterproductive game of defining the “true” Islam in order to discredit the Islamic State and al-Qaeda as purveyors of a “false” or “perverted” Islam. To try to pull this off, Obama relied on the bag of tricks toted by his “moderate Islamist” allies (who also turn out to be reliable progressives).

In his summit speech, Obama made the concession — which was almost shocking coming from him — that ISIS and al-Qaeda terrorists “do draw” from “Islamic texts.” He mocked them, however, for doing so “selectively.” The clear suggestion was that the terrorists deceive when they assert that Islamic scripture commands Muslims to, for example, “strike terror into the hearts” of non-believers, decapitate them (“smite their necks”), or enslave them. He intimated that there must be some balancing scriptures, some other side of the story nullifying these belligerent commands.

But then, almost in the next breath, the president engaged in the same bowdlerizing of Islamic teaching of which he had just accused our enemies. We should, he said, be listening to, instead of the terrorists, “Muslim clerics and scholars” who “push back on this twisted interpretation” and assure us “that the Koran says, ‘Whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind.’”

The Koran does indeed say that, in Sura 5:32. Yet, in the very next verse, conveniently omitted by Obama (5:33), it goes on to say…

Now, guess what it says. Go on, guess. Hint: it’s exactly what you’d expect if you’ve ever read much at all of Mohammed’s Little Murder Book–ie, more of the usual bloodthirsty totalitarian mania that characterizes Islam as it is perceived by the huge majority of its primitive devotees, and practiced by the more, shall we say, ambitious and energetic of them. How very selective of him not to mention it, eh?

But as McCarthy says, Obama’s treasonous Taqqiya Kaffeeklatsch was about nothing more nor less than promoting the Progressivist agenda by hook or by crook, just like everything else always is. I’ll say it again: there’s only one war Obama truly wants to fight, and it ain’t against IS; it’s against us.

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How it’s DONE

This.

Jordan executed two Al Qaeda prisoners early Wednesday in response to a graphic video released by the ISIS terror group that showed a captured Jordanian pilot being burned alive in a cage.

The release of the video sparked outrage and anti-ISIS demonstrations in Jordan, while Syrian activists reported that the terrorists gleefully played the grisly footage on big-screen televisions in their de facto capital, Raqqa.

Government spokesman Mohammed al-Momani confirmed to the Associated Press that Jordan had executed Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouly, two Iraqis linked to Al Qaeda. Another official told the AP that both prisoners had been hanged. The executions took place at Swaqa prison about 50 miles south of the Jordanian capital of Amman. At sunrise, two ambulances carrying the bodies of al-Rishawi and al-Karbouly drove away from the prison with security escorts.

Shoulda thrown their filthy dead carcasses into a truck filled with pig shit and hauled ’em to the nearest garbage dump, tossed ’em off the back and onto a flyblown pile of hog guts, and called it done.

Other than that minor quibble, though, I can only say: HELL’S. MOTHER. FUCKIN’. YEAH.

Meanwhile, our own gutless, deceitful, Moslem-terrorist-sympathizing so-called pResident uttered some of his usual cowardly and patently false mumble-mumble about the Islamic State being neither Islamic nor a State, prefaced by his usual pointless bluster about how he’s gonna singlehandedly stop the marauding swine in their tracks. Nobody paid him the slightest attention, of course, least of all the barbaric savages of IS who are currently making mock of his impotent infant’s-chubby-fist-waving–his policy of Weak Power diplomacy, and his empty threats promoting it–ever more apparent as the pathetic, faint-hearted sham it is.

Hats off to Jordan and its brave king for standing up to the evil in their very midst in a way no one can mistake or deny. Now do please get on with offing the other four vicious cockroaches in your custody, in the cruelest and most painful and degrading way you’re comfortable with–and feel free to ignore anything our weak-willed, spineless Gutless Pussy In Chief or his despicable regime might say in protest of your pursuit of swift, sure justice. Believe me, you won’t be alone in your wholly justified contempt of them.

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A sissy-slap in the face for Bibi

A slurp on the knob for Iran and Saudi Arabia.

Netanyahu’s plan to speak before Congress in March — a move he failed to coordinate with the administration — began to seep through the diplomatic cracks on Friday, with officials telling Haaretz the Israeli leader had “spat” in President Barack Obama’s face.

“We thought we’ve seen everything,” the newspaper quoted an unnamed senior US official as saying. “But Bibi managed to surprise even us.

“There are things you simply don’t do. He spat in our face publicly and that’s no way to behave. Netanyahu ought to remember that President Obama has a year and a half left to his presidency, and that there will be a price,” he said.

Officials in Washington said that the “chickenshit” epithet — with which an anonymous administration official branded Netanyahu several months ago — was mild compared to the language used in the White House when news of Netanyahu’s planned speech came in.

There ought to be one hell of a lot of people lining up to spit in Obama’s smug face by now.

In his address the Israeli leader is expected to speak about stalled US-led nuclear negotiations with Iran, and to urge lawmakers to slap Tehran with a new round of tougher sanctions in order to force it to comply with international demands. The Mossad intelligence service on Thursday went to the rare length of issuing a press statement to deny claims, cited by Kerry, that its chief Tamir Pardo had told visiting US politicians that he opposed further sanctions.

So the Barrackorrhoids go so far as to blatantly lie about Mossad’s position on sanctions to advance their own pro-Iranian-WMD agenda, and now they’re “offended” by the mere possibility of a Netanyahu speech wherein the unpleasant truth about Iran (and Islam generally) will most likely feature prominently? All while attempting to maintain the ludicrous fiction that Israel has “no better friend” than Obama & Pals? Hey, go ahead, pull the other one, guys; it has a whistle on it.

Haaretz reported that Obama had personally demanded that Netanyahu tone down his pro-sanctions rhetoric in a phone call between the two last week. The president has said a sanctions bill would cripple negotiations with Iranian leaders at a critical stage, and has threatened to veto such a bill should it come through.

The Washington Post reported that Netanyahu’s apparent disrespect for the US leadership was particularly offensive to Secretary of State John Kerry, who over the past month had made frenzied efforts on Israel’s behalf on the world stage — making dozens of calls to world leaders to convince them to oppose a UN Security Council resolution which would have set a timeframe for the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Obama and his sneak-thief regime of pro-Islamist, Jew-hating Leftist douchebags are direct and deadly enemies of the State of Israel…and of every other freedom-loving people who don’t wish to live under the loathsome yoke of de facto sharia. There is absolutely no reason Israel should pretend otherwise, and every reason they shouldn’t. For that matter, neither should we. It ought to be remembered as we witness the upcoming retch-inducing spectacle of Obama on his knees at the Saudi oil-tick’s funeral, slurping happily away and bowing and scraping to every jihad-sponsoring toad in sight.

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Inconvenient truth, ugly reality

Le bang. Le zoom.

All around one hears shock, astonishment. “Mais, where does this madness come from?” How could this happen in France?!? Draped across the grand monument, Place de la République: POURQUOI? Why this senseless violence?

But some of us, however moved by the events in Paris, find it difficult to take unalloyed pleasure in this wave of communal solidarity. For fifteen years now, there has been a consistent stream of powerful evidence for all the trends that now, in this latest jihadi assault, so rudely shocked all of France. Those of us who have been tracking these trends for the last fifteen years are astonished that so many really didn’t see this coming.

Was this an historic day in which France found its national will to resist? Or will it be the largest selfie in history, a sad tale of nearly uninterrupted and, too often, undeserved self-admiration?

I can’t claim to know, really. But if I were a betting man, I know where I’d be laying my money. Either way, you’ll want to read all of it.

(Via Insty)

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With “friends” like these…

Okay, this is beginning to be just downright embarrassing.

James Taylor may in fact be the quintessential man of his generation. He is the son of two highly accomplished parents, his father a physician and dean of the University of North Carolina medical school who served in the Arctic with Operation Deep Freeze, his mother a soprano who studied at the New England Conservatory of Music. A child of affluence bringing up the rear of the Age of Aquarius, he was in a mental institution by the time he was of high-school age, and then tried to launch a musical career but launched a career as a full-time junkie instead. His fortunes turned around when he inherited money and used his new status to move to London and exploit his social connections to link up with Paul McCartney and become rich and famous with a catchy song about what a complete screw-up he had been his entire life. At some point, this man who is so colorlessly country-club that he makes the Fox News weekday lineup look like the original cast of Hair declared himself a “churning urn of burning funk.” For the next few decades he proceeded to burden the world with a burgeoning catalog of insipid mediocrity until, finally, he descended to the lowest point a musician ever reaches, three steps down from busking in subway stations: He became a hired hand for politicians, playing with MoveOn.org’s “Vote for Change” tour through swing states on behalf of – small world! – John Kerry, our national personification of vanity, a kept man, dilettante, and Democratic time-server whose career was both launched and sustained by self-serving accounts of his service in the Vietnam War, a conflict that Taylor avoided by being declared mentally unfit to serve.

In our hour of need, the French gave us Lafayette. In theirs, we sent them the guy who drained all the sugar out of “How Sweet It Is” and substituted saccharin.

A word of advice: Next time, send Slayer.

Seriously: If you’re going to send a past-its-prime musical act to an ally in distress – instead of showing up to join the rest of the heads of state in a show of solidarity – then send in the wild boys from Huntington Park, Calif., who are, like the last effective foreign policy maintained by this country, born of the 1980s. James Taylor tells France, “You’ve got a friend.” Slayer tells the world, “You’ve got a problem.” And there’s something in the Slayer catalog for everybody: “Jihad” for the most literal-minded; “Evil Has No Boundaries,” a sentiment that social conservatives could surely endorse; “War Ensemble” for the neocons; and President John Bolton’s agenda for his first 100 days in office: “Raining Blood.” (“Endless war?” President Bolton scoffs. “Try three weeks.”) If you find yourself in a fight, you want to know that you’ve got a friend. But do you really want that friend to be James Taylor?

Not unless you want your ass kicked up between your shoulder blades, no. I would surely hope even the French would have more self-respect than to be mollified by as pathetic and contemptuously dismissive a gesture as this. Anyone who thinks they’re going to win a war via the backing of James Taylor is going to lose badly–and deserves to.

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Bless his heart

There’s another guy named Wilson involved in the Ferguson debacle.

Fredrick Wilson II may not be a name that is immediately familiar to you but chances are, if you’ve been on Facebook in the last two days since the Michael Brown grand jury verdict was announced, you know about him.

Wilson, according to his Facebook page, lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and once attended Kaplan College. He has more than 27,000 followers at present, and is seeing a steady increase each day from both conservative talking heads and African-Americans who disapprove of the Ferguson riots.

Judging by the most recent posts on his page (within the last 24 hours), the media is starting to take notice as well, as he just conducted his first radio interview. What is attracting everyone to the young San Francisco 49ers fan?

Actually, it’s a post he released on August 31 speaking specifically to “my black people.”

In the video, Fredrick Wilson II lashes out at members of the black community who “blame slavery” for their troubles and who refuse to “take some personal responsi-d***-bility” for their actions.

“Black people, it is 2014,” he begins. “I hate to break this to you. If your life is messed up, it ain’t ’cause of slavery.”

While Wilson acknowledges that slavery “put us in a big hole in this country,” he tells black people to “dig your way out of it.”

Two pull quotes from the vid:

If you live in a messed-up neighborhood, let me give you a little advice. Stop messing it up. Ain’t no rich white men sneakin’ into the ‘hood in the middle of the night, spray-painting graffiti, peeing in hallways. George Bush ain’t out in the neighborhoods sellin’ crack on the corner. If your neighborhood is messed up, it’s because the people in the neighborhood continually mess it up.

Why would you think it’s a good idea to run up on two cops when they tell you to stop [and] put down whatever you got? I’m gonna keep coming at them, then they gonna shoot me. Now as black people, we supposed to be mad and Ohmygod, Ohmygod, we need to go out there and march! No we don’t. No we don’t. No we don’t. Stop doin’ crime.

I scrolled around his Facebook page, and he seems to be one very smart cookie–being a former trucker myself, I especially liked this post. Hats off to Wilson for telling it like it really is–which, sadly, takes a lot of courage in present-day America.

Update! The feel-good story of the–uhh, very long arbitrary time period.

A group of black Ferguson residents armed with AR-15s and other weapons stood guard around a Conoco station, owned by a white man, and saved it from being burned after looters began wreaking havoc on November 24.

Because of the armed citizens, the Conoco was not only spared, but the owner did not even have to board up the station’s windows.

According to Reuters, one of the men guarding the station was 37-year-old “Derrick Jordan–‘Stretch,’ as his friends call him.” He arrived in front of the Conoco, pulled out an AR-15, and stood guard at the store’s entrance. He was joined by three other black residents on November 25–all of whom had “pistols tucked into their waistbands” and all of whom took up positions around the Conoco.

Other armed black men joined Jordan and the others from time to time to help keep guard. They protected not only the building, but also citizens who pulled up to get gas.

Store owner Doug Merello said, “We would have been burned to the ground many times over if it weren’t for them.”

Jordan and the others said they did not get paid to stand guard. Rather, they did it because Merello had “employed many of them over the years and treats them with respect.”

Bless their hearts too. THAT’S how defending civilization and decency against the vile Left and their witless vassals is done, people.

This is what a militia is update! Details from Weapons Man:

Some National Guardsmen patrolling the wreckage of Ferguson, Missouri came on a remarkable, and alarming, sight: black men with guns, their leader a 6’8″ giant cradling an AR-15. They stood in the forecourt of a Conoco gas station, a building that rose, unmolested, like a meth addict’s last solitary tooth in a micro-Hiroshima landscape of boarded-up, or, worse, looted and burned, small businesses.

This was a building that did not burn, despite containing fuel enough to delight the nihilistic rioters. It wasn’t just standing, it was open.

The Guard soldiers demanded that the men put their guns down, and were actually starting to cuff them, when the owner of the station emerged. Doug Merello is a second-generation owner of the station, and even though he’s white, he and his shop’s neighbors, just about all black, had always been friendly. They were his customers, and the neighbors were where he turned for his workers, too.

The nervous Guardsmen soon learned that the giant, Derrick “Stretch” Jordan, 37, and his armed friends were local men. They were workers and former workers at the station, and their friends, who knew Merello and just thought it would just flat be a crying shame if his station went the way of so many other small Ferguson businesses. Especially when they knew so many good people in their town, of whatever race, and knew also that the looters were mostly outsiders with a sprinkling of local ne’er-do-wells, incited by an irresponsible media that dreams of a world in flames.

Nobody was paying them. Nobody made them do it. They just decided to be the kind of men who did the Right Thing, and that this was the Right Thing to Do.

WRSA reveals the central fact:

It ain’t the melanin that is dispositive.

It’s the amount of assholism present in the individual.

Each individual.

Just like any other freedom issue.

Bingo.

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Real statesman responds to pResident Chickenshit

A lesson for the Junior Varsity Regime. Not that they’ll be paying attention, of course; they know everything already. And if you don’t believe it, just ask them.

“Our paramount interests, first and foremost security and the unity of Jerusalem, are not of vital importance to those same anonymous sources who attack us and me, personally,” he said at a memorial ceremony Wednesday. “I am being attacked personally only because I am defending the state of Israel.”

Calm, measured, truthful and clear-eyed, evincing a man perfectly capable of identifying his nation’s best interests (along with who its allies and enemies really are) and concerned with the promotion of those interests over making our foolish, effete so-called president look presidential–which is a fool’s errand to start with. Meanwhile, others in Israel’s government are a bit more direct about calling a douchebag a douchebag:

Israel is stronger than all of its defamers.

The Prime Minister of Israel is not a private person. He is the leader of the Jewish State and the entire Jewish people. Cursing the prime minister and calling him names is an insult not just to him but to the millions of Israeli citizens and Jews across the globe.

The leader of Syria who slaughtered 150,000 people was not awarded the name “chickenshit”. Neither was the leader of Saudi Arabia who stones women and homosexuals or the leader of Iran who murders freedom protestors.

If what appears in the press is true, then it seems that the current US administration is throwing Israel under the bus.

Israel is the only democratic state in the Middle East and has been fighting 66 years to survive. Israel is at the forefront of the free world’s fight against the Islamic terror of ISIS, Hezbollah, Hamas and Iran. Instead of attacking Israel and putting it at risk, the world should be strengthening and supporting it.

I call on the US administration to immediately reject these gross comments.

Don’t hold your breath: No Drama Obama hasn’t even bothered to issue any of his usual meaningless blather about “bringing them to justice,” and he has evinced none of his usual phony “outrage” or “anger” over this latest example of his misbegotten regime having shit the bed again, which he no doubt only learned of after having read about it in the papers.

“Is the administration trying to figure out who made these inappropriate and counter-productive comments?” Reuters reporter Arshad Mohammed asked.

“No,” Psaki said. “There are anonymous sources in all of your stories every single day. If we spent all of our time focused on that effort we wouldn’t be working on diplomacy.”

Oh yeah, absolutely–said “diplomacy” to include their latest ass-kicking initiative against the Islamic State, sure to be every bit as resounding a success as all the others: a new Twitter hashtag campaign yclept #Bringbackourballs, featuring whey-faced libtard “men” holding up supplicative signs and looking frightened and sad.

Update! Via Larwyn, YidWithLid has a somewhat different take: pResident Gutsy Call is hiding behind regime flunkies and stooges to deliver a message to Bibi that he’s too gutless to come out and say himself. And naturally his fellow Jew-hating and Muslim-terrorist-coddling Democrat Socialists are on board too.

Washington insiders understand that this was no rogue senior Obama official; it was a direct intended message/threat from the President which was leaked to Mr. Goldberg on purpose. The official went on to say that Netanyahu’s threats about possibly attacking Iran weren’t real because Bibi, who served in Israel’s special forces on the front lines in two wars, was a coward.

Despite the fact that many of them claim to support Israel, none, not one of the 240+ Democratic Party members of the House or Senate has had the guts to speak out. Not one has said, I agree with most of Obama’s policies but on Israel he is wrong. A true friend, a true supporter would stand up against Obama’s unfair attacks and policy on Israel, but Democrats can’t even generate the courage to speak in an election year when their party isn’t doing well.

If anyone is “chickenshit” it is those silent Congressional Democrats who claim to be friends of Israel.

You said a mouthful there.

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The world’s deadliest weapon

And its most loathsome one, too.

Forget the cluster bomb and the mine, the poison gas shell and even tailored viruses. Iran can keep its nuclear bombs. They don’t impress anyone in Europe or in Washington. Genocide is a minor matter when in the presence of the fearsome weapon of terror that is an Israeli family of four moving into a new apartment.

Sudan may have built a small mountain of African corpses, but it can’t expect to command the full and undivided attention of the world until it does something truly outrageous like building a house and filling it with Jews. Since the Sudanese Jews are as gone as the Jews of Egypt, Iraq, Syria and good old Afghanistan, the chances of Bashir the Butcher pulling off that trick are rather slim.

Due to the Muslim world’s shortsightedness in driving out its Jews from Cairo, Aleppo and Baghdad  to Jerusalem, the ultimate weapon in international affairs is entirely controlled by the Jewish State. The Jewish State’s stockpile of Jews should worry the international community far more than its hypothetical stockpiles of nuclear weapons. No one besides Israel, and possibly Saudi Arabia, cares much about the Iranian bomb. But when Israel builds a house, then the international community tears its clothes, wails, threatens to recall its ambassadors and boycott Israeli peaches.

Angry British men in red Keffiyahs hold up signs about the Holocaust in front of Jewish cosmetics stores in London. Marginalized French youth, by way of Algeria and Tunisia, hurl stones at synagogues. John Kerry interrupts a speech on the dangers of Global Warming as an aide notifies him of an even bigger threat to the world. David just made a down payment on a two bedroom in Gvaot.

Some may think that nuclear weapons are the ultimate weapons, but as we see, time and time again, the ultimate weapon is a hammer and a fistful of nails in a Jewish hand.

As always, it’s not so much the hammer and nail as it is the Jew that’s the problem for some people. The truly scary thing is that those people now feel so secure in public acquiescence to and comfort with their bilious hatred that they barely even try to disguise it anymore. With every passing day, it looks more and more like history’s spinning up to repeat itself again.

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Evil

Raw, unvarnished, unmitigated.

An unnamed Israeli military source spoke to Breitbart News about the story of how Hamas used an UNRWA ambulance, a mosque, and the Islamic University to carry out the attack that killed the three IDF soldiers.

The officer explained how, after the suicide bombing that killed Lt. Goldin, a second kidnapping team of Hamas terrorists grabbed parts of his body and ran back into the tunnel from which the terrorists emerged. The tunnel led back into a mosque. From the mosque, they escaped in a clearly marked UNRWA ambulance. The terrorists then made contact with high-ranking Hamas officials hiding in the Islamic University.

As a result Abu Marzook, a senior member of Hamas, announced in Cairo that Hamas had kidnapped an Israeli soldier. Israeli intelligence intercepted a conversation between the kidnappers and the Hamas officials at the Islamic University and thus got all the particulars regarding the hiding place of the kidnappers. Within minutes, the IAF attacked both the kidnappers’ location and the Islamic University.

In the midst of this attack, a second force of IDF soldiers–which had gone into a mosque looking for weapons, explosives, and rockets– encountered a female suicide bomber who was about to detonate the belt she wore, which would have resulted in the deaths of the soldiers. One of the soldiers instinctively recited the opening words of the holiest Jewish prayer “Shema Yisrael”. The female suicide bomber hesitated and began trembling, giving the soldiers a chance to grab her and disable the device.

The soldiers then took her prisoner and turned her over to a counter-intelligence unit. Their investigation uncovered that the female suicide bomber’s mother was a Jew who had married a Palestinian in Israel and, after the wedding, was smuggled against her will into Gaza. There she lived a life filled with abuse and humiliation, and was basically a captive. In addition to the female suicide bomber, there were two smaller children as well. An armored force went in and rescued the two small children.

Tell me again all about who the bad guys and good guys are here, or how there’s no real moral distinction to be made between the two.

(Via Jay Nordlinger)

More evil update! Beyond belief. Even for them.

Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza.

“Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported.

In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel if “significant hostilities” resume in Gaza.

The only way the Muslim problem will ever be solved, according to these repellent Euroweasels, is if the Jews all agree to drop dead. Guess it’s true what they say: they’ll never, ever forgive the Jews for the Holocaust.

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BiBi to Barky: get bent, punk

I love it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu angrily warned the White House “not to ever second-guess me again” on matters involving Hamas — and followed up by vowing that Israel will deal with Palestinian terrorists on its own terms.

Netanyahu was incensed that President Obama pressured him into a cease-fire that Hamas fighters broke after just 90 minutes Friday by attacking Israeli troops sent to destroy one of the tunnels from Gaza used to raid Israel.

Netanyahu issued the stinging rebuke in a heated phone call Friday with US Ambassador Dan Shapiro following the collapse of the US-brokered truce with Hamas, The Associated Press reported.

In the call, Netanyahu insisted that he must be “trusted” in his handling of the crisis and that he “expected” the United States and other countries to fully support Israel’s Gaza offensive. He made similar points directly to Secretary of State John Kerry, AP reported.

Netanyahu had bitterly opposed the cease-fire, which one poll found was also opposed by 86.5 percent of the Israeli public. But he swallowed his objections at the urging of US diplomats.

His reported rant is no surprise to observers of US-Israeli relations. “What else is new? I don’t think there is any secret this is the poorest relationship between a Jewish leader and a US president since Eisenhower,” said Jim Carafano, vice president for foreign policy at the Heritage Foundation.

Netanyahu has long had a rocky relationship with the Obama administration, which he feels has not always stood up for Israel’s interests.

That’s because he’s an opponent of those interests. The Israelis shouldn’t feel lonely, though; he’s an opponent of America’s true interests as well, and every time Netanyahu gives the left-wing chowderhead a well-deserved earful, he’s speaking for way more than just his own people.

Update! Via Ross: “Jewish resistance shatters hopes for a peaceful Final Solution.” It’s funny as hell…and then again, it ain’t funny at all.

Says it all update! Glenn again, with another his perfect pithy quotes: “Here’s a thought: If Hamas got its way in Gaza, it would look a lot like the Islamic State in Iraq. If Israel got its way, Gaza would look a lot like Santa Monica.” Says everything any reasonably intelligent person should ever need to know about all this–leading me to conclude that our real problem is the current dearth of reasonably intelligent people.

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Ukraine: does it matter?

WRSA thinks so. Here’s why:

As I noted in a comment last night, here’s why WRSA has been focused on the Ukraine of late:

Lessons to be learned from Ukie street fighting and .gov response?

Check.

Positive role model example of courage and defiance in the face of deadly threats?

Check.

Implicit warning that “Post-Ukraine, we in FUSA are also on the globalists’ lists for takedown”?

Check.

Fu*k the entire US State Department, from the Lurch-tastic moron at the top down to the lowliest Foggy Bottom lifer?

Most fu*king definitely check.

Quite right. I’d add: hilarious display of a gutless, weak-sister Amerikan pResident being humiliated yet again by a tough-guy dictator who quite accurately took said pResident’s measure as a feeble, narcissistic blatherskite long ago? To quote: Most fu*king definitely check.

Although in fairness, it must be said that no Amerikan president could do a single damned thing about it anyway. What are we gonna do, send a division to the Ukraine and face the Russkies down in their own backyard? MAKE A STAND FOR FREEDOM, may God forgive me for even thinking it?

Yeah, right. We’re too weak and morally confused to stand up to Iran, or Pakistan, or Saudi Arabia, or Syria, or, say, East Timor, ferchrissakes, and the very word “freedom” leaves a bad taste in the mouths of the DC liberal-fascists currently charged with running our lives for us. The power and influence of the once-mighty USA exists only in Lee Greenwood’s imagination these days, and the only people likely to be boldly crushed and repudiated by the USSSA is Tea Partiers and those domestic terrorist extremist HATRZ™ who still bitterly cling to the misguided delusion that the Constitution is anything more than a mildly interesting historical relic.

So yeah, best wishes to any and all freedom-fighters in the Ukraine and all. But you guys shouldn’t expect much more from us than just that. We have a vicious, illegitimate, despotic government of our own to worry about here, after all. Maybe our homegrown dimestore dictators can get around to helping y’all out as soon as they get the Obamacare website “fixed.” After that they’ll be more than happy to send some IRS, EPA, DHS, FBI, ATF, TSA, and Dept of Ed goon squads over to sort things out for ya, I’m sure.

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Take heart: to hell with them!

Rope, tree, “expert”–some assembly required.

As those in the global – and permanent – superclass seek to make borders irrelevant, increase taxes, and empower unaccountable and far removed bureaucracies, racking up debt, increasing cronyism, and ruining economies while becoming more out of touch, Europeans are taking cues from America’s Tea Partiers. They are saying, “Enough. We’re mad as hell, and we’re not going to take it anymore.”

When Sarah Palin galvanized conservatives, independents, and blue-collar Reagan Democrats who were disaffected with the political system during the 2008 presidential election as John McCain’s running mate, the permanent political and media class in America ridiculed her, while some Europeans tagged her as representing everything that was exceptionally wrong about America. They thought that Palin – and the movement for which she was the most passionate voice – would disappear quickly.

Those critics could not have been more wrong.

Soon after President Obama took office, that movement congealed into a Tea Party movement in America that The Economist noted is unified by those who “share three convictions: that the ruling elite has lost touch with the founding ideals of America, that the federal government is a bloated, self-serving Leviathan, and that illegal immigration is a threat to social order.”

According to The Economist, this “insurgency is doing well partly because the mainstream has done so badly. Governments encouraged consumers to borrow, let the banks run wild and designed the euro as the pinnacle of the European project.” And “in the past five years ordinary people have paid a price for these follies, in higher taxes, unemployment, benefit cuts and pay freezes.” As a result, more Europeans are viewing the modern state as being “designed to look after itself, rather than the citizens it is supposed to serve.”

As Glenn says: the rubes are catching on, at long, long last. And, in a very-much-related oldie but goodie:

Consider an interesting new study by Gordon Gauchat, a postdoctoral fellow in sociology at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. The folks at Inside Higher Ed summarized it this way: “Just over 34 percent of conservatives had confidence in science as an institution in 2010, representing a long-term decline from 48 percent in 1974, according to a paper being published today in American Sociological Review.” The report also noted that in 1974 conservatives were likelier to trust science than were liberals.

So what does that mean?

Gauchat points out, correctly, that you can’t lay the blame at the feet of biblical creationists and anti-evolutionists, who were no less common in 1974. Nor is sheer ignorance responsible, as the decline in trust rose with education. Instead, he suggests that it’s the increasing use of science as ammunition for big-government schemes that has led to more skepticism.

There’s probably something to that, but if you read the actual paper something else becomes clear. Despite the language in the coverage, it’s not science as a method that people are losing confidence in; it’s scientists and the institutions that purport to speak for them.

So when fewer people answered “a great deal” and more answered “hardly any” with regard to “the scientific community,” they were demonstrating more skepticism not toward science but toward the people running scientific institutions.

Regardless, while one should trust science as a method — honestly done, science remains the best way at getting to the truth on a wide range of factual matters — there’s no particular reason why one should trust scientists and especially no particular reason why one should trust the people running scientific institutions, who often aren’t scientists themselves.

In fact, the very core of the scientific method is supposed to be skepticism. We accept arguments not because they come from people in authority but because they can be proven correct — in independent experiments by independent experimenters. If you make a claim that can’t be proven false in an independent experiment, you’re not really making a scientific claim at all.

And saying, “trust us,” while denouncing skeptics as — horror of horrors — “skeptics” doesn’t count as science, either, even if it comes from someone with a doctorate and a lab coat.

Meanwhile, the fight for freedom goes on, as Breitbart.com establishes what Glenn calls a “secure base” in one of the last bastions. Ted Cruz hails this development thusly:

Over the past decade, Texas has been an economic powerhouse. The state has created 3 out of every 10 American jobs over the last decade and recently surpassed California in tech export sales. Heck, even Jim and Pam fled Pennsylvania for Texas in search of a better life in the final episode of The Office.

Today, political operatives are swarming the Lone Star State to turn Texas into a liberal swamp. At the same time, the Obama Administration is trying to make Texas buckle under a torrent of federal rules and regulations.

My office recently issued a report about the Obama Administration’s assault on Texas. It documents numerous cases where Texas defended itself from unjust federal interference.

Since Barack Obama has been president, the Department of Justice tried to dictate how Texas can run its elections. The Department of Interior imposed an unlawful moratorium on offshore drilling. Regulators at the Environmental Protection Agency tried to impose costly greenhouse gas emission rules. And, the Department of Education illegally withheld $830 million from Texas in education funding. Those are just a few cases.

Thanks to Attorney General Greg Abbott’s leadership, Texas has been winning in court. These victories didn’t come easy, though. Complex legal defenses require a significant amount of time, resources, and effort. And, more challenges are underway.

Tell these stories. They deal with real people, suffering the big consequences of big government.

Breitbart Texas should share them. Your readers understand the precious nature of freedom and the need to protect the rights of individuals.

So, welcome Breitbart Texas. Together, we’ll make DC listen.

As Lt. Col. William Barrett Travis said at the Alamo, we “shall never surrender or retreat” in the name of liberty.

No one is going to be surrendering or retreating from Texas anytime soon.

Amen to all that, brother. Fight them to the last man’s last drop of blood–preferably theirs. You guys are probably going to have to put up some kind of fence around Austin before all is said and done, though, to keep the rats caged and prevent them infesting the free areas and spreading the liberal-fascist plague around even further than it already is.

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“The American security plan presented to us is not worth the paper it is written on. It contains no peace and no security”

So? It’s been working fine for us all this time, hasn’t it? On the bright side, we can help Israel set up a TSA of their own to give Scandinavian grannies rectal probes while waving Muslims with smoldering dynamite-stick fuses hanging out of their pockets right on past security. So they got that going for them.

But hey, there’s news from the strong-horse side of the fence too:

Iran’s “moderate” “reformer” president Hassan Rouhani – i.e., the front man for the Islamic-supremacist dictatorship run by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and the IRGC…or, as they say at the State Department, Tehran’s “democratically elected” leader – has taken to Twitter to boast of the West’s “surrender” in the .ongoing..and going…and going…nuclear talks. As reported in the Jerusalem Post, here is today’s tweet:

Our relationship w/ the world is based on Iranian nation’s interests. In #Geneva agreement world powers surrendered to Iranian nation’s will.

And how.

But…but…but..our military is the strongest the world has ever seen! USA! USA!! Stop laughing, dammit!

With the whole world laughing at the fools, knaves, and blackguards we’re shameless enough to call our “leaders,” it’s kinda hard not to join in.

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Barky to Bibi: shut up

This is one dissident His Majesty can’t shut down with a quiet word in the right bureaucratic ear:

President Obama has sent a query to Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, asking the fiery and blunt-talking prime minister to take a break from his criticism of the U.S.-forged deal with Iran.

The Washington Post reported that Mr. Obama made the request during a phone call with the Israeli leader.

Mr. Netanyahu has publicly slammed the deal, saying Iran has won concessions that put Israel’s security in jeopardy. In the phone call, Mr. Obama said he’d keep Israel authorities in the loop on the final settlement arrangement —which could come as early as in six months — if Mr. Netanyahu could quiet his rhetoric a bit, The Hill reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Mr. Netanyahu responded to Mr. Obama’s telephoned request.

Gee, what a deal: you Israelis pipe down with the complaining on your imminent destruction, and we promise–PROMISE!–we’ll keep you informed every step of the way as we sell you out for another agreement that isn’t worth the simple chronic halitosis expelled to defend it on our Sunday morning MSM circle-jerks.

Don’t trust him, Bibi–you know as well as we do that he’s a liar, and would as soon see Israel wiped out by his Muslim terrorist butt-buddies as not. He regards you and your “shitty little country” as a problem, not a partner. Tell him to go take a flying fuck at a rolling donut–and next time he calls, don’t answer, that’s my advice.

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“The progressive, post-World War II welfare state has failed and its continuation is not financially possible”

Forward!

In an address to the people of the Netherlands earlier this year, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander declared the welfare state ‘dead,’ and said that the people of the Netherlands needed to look more after themselves in a ‘participatory society’ without depending so much on government.

Looks like the Eurosocialists have run out of other people’s money at last. We’ll learn the lesson of history ourselves soon enough.

Maybe Americans need to rethink this whole aversion to monarchy thing.

Actually, it’s that whole aversion to capitalism, affinity for liberal-fascism thing we need to reconsider. Hopefully, for the sake of the Dutch if not our own, they’ll remember the disastrous swing Leftward that occurred here not all that long after Clinton declared the era of big government “over,” and take steps to ensure such a tragedy doesn’t happen there. Making sure their children are properly educated about the malign nature of socialism would be a good start.

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Israel: a primer

Courtesy of Diplomad.

Let’s start with basics. The whole Palestinian homeland bit is a massive scam. Palestinians are Arabs just like the folks in Jordan and Egypt–Arafat was born in Cairo. When the Arab states invaded the nascent state of Israel in 1948, they did not do so for a Palestinian homeland. They just wanted to kill Jews, drive them into the ocean, and eliminate Western influence from the region. Egypt, Jordan, and Syria intended to take the tiny parcel of land allocated to the Jews by the UN and keep it. No Palestinian homeland, no “two state solution,” just another “final solution” which would have seen tens-of-thousands of Jews killed, including those born in “Palestine,” yes, Jews were also “Palestinians.” That’s all. Period.

After the Arab states got their clocks cleaned, we began to hear the baying about a Palestine homeland which just so happened to coincide exactly with the boundaries of Israel. Amazing how that happens! Wherever Jews lived, THAT formed part of the Palestinian homeland. Jordan, of course, had the West Bank from 1948 to 1967; at no time was that then considered part of this definition of the “Palestinian” homeland. It was part of Jordan. There were no international cries to free that portion of Palestine from Jordanian occupation. The West Bank became part of the “homeland” only when Israel took it from Jordan in the Six Day War.

We also saw the amazing phenomenon of Palestinian refugees. Arabs displaced by fighting started by Arabs were dumped by Arabs on the tender mercies of the UN. The Arab countries wanted nothing to do with them. The UN being all about programs, of course, created the monstrosities known as Palestinian refugee camps, and established a massive money-sucking bureaucracy to administer them and beg for ever greater amounts of money–most of it from Western countries, including the USA. These camps, really mini versions of Detroit, held tens-of-thousands of people with nothing to do except get free stuff, and, of course, listen to political hacks lecture them about the perfidious Jews and Westerners, and recruit them into violent gangs. Please note that between 1948 and 1967, some one million Jews were expelled from their homes in Arab countries, such as Iraq. There were no UN refuge camps for them; no international bureaucracies set up to protect and “guide” them. No. They moved, and as refugees have done since time immemorial, got on with their lives. I also would note there were no perennial UN programs for the refugees from East Germany. No. West Germany absorbed them into its society and that was that. The same with the Poles and the many other Eastern Europeans displaced by Soviet Communism. No UN programs for them.

That murderous hypocrisy has continued to this day: What is held by the Arabs belongs to the Arabs; what is held by Israel belongs to…surprise!…the Arabs! When Arab pathologies create a humanitarian mess, the West gets to clean it up. We could expect this nonsense from the corrupt Arab regimes, but it has become a staple of Western leftist thought, as well.

And why not? Leftists are every bit as corrupt and pathological themselves, and for much the same reason: because their ideas are jejune, juvenile, unworkable, ahistoric, and can’t stand up to even the most cursory intellectual scrutiny.

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Sick-making

The military has taken political correctness to a near-ludicrous extreme. And it got a bunch of its own people killed because of it.

By 2007, as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continued to rage, Hasan’s opposition to the US hardened. He returned to USUSH for a postgraduate fellowship, confiding to a fellow student that he had applied primarily to avoid combat against Muslims.

Classmates concerned at Hasan’s declarations that his religion took precedence over the US Constitution reported their fears to superiors, and later told investigators that they, too, attributed the lack of any consequences to “political correctness” among their bosses.

In fact, they later conceded to investigators, Hasan’s supervisors were privately very unhappy with his performance and commitment to work, ranking him in the bottom 25 per cent of the class. “You’re getting our worst,” an officer who assigned Hasan to Fort Hood in 2008 told an officer there.

Somehow, though, his evaluation reports had remained positive. “His unique interests have captured the interest and attention of peers and mentors alike,” one stated, even claiming that his interest in radical Islam might aid US counterterrorism efforts.

Read all of it. Even at this late date in America’s decline and decrepitude–even after the cowards in the Obama regime refused to call this despicable act terrorism but insisted instead that it was “workplace violence,” the motivation for which was so obscure as to be unknowable–you’ll be shocked. And not one thing has changed, of course:

The killings prompted the standard round of internal inquiries. The FBI received relatively mild criticisms, but investigators noted: “We find that each special agent, intelligence analyst, and task force officer who handled the information acted with good intent.”

An 86-page Pentagon report found that the defense department was unprepared for internal threats, and proposed better education to help senior officers spot troublesome “indicators”. It declined, however, to examine Hasan’s religious radicalization and did not mention Islam.

Well, see, the only possible solution would be to give the TSA and DHS more authority, fly some drones over Tea Party gatherings, and dig deeper into Americans’–white, middle class Americans, mostly–e-mail, phone calls, and internet browsing habits. That’s the only way to keep us “safe.”

Spit.

Like I said, read the rest. You’ll have a hard time choking it down, but choke it down you must. These are the sick fucking morons who are running our military…and our nation. They’re the enemy just as surely as mainstream Islam is.

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Too late, too bad

Some Britons have finally tired of being helpless sheep, apparently. Tough for them.

Last Friday the Daily Telegraph, Britain’s most widely read broadsheet newspaper, issued an online poll asking members of the public which proposal they would like to see introduced as a Private Members’ Bill in the UK’s Parliament.

Private Members’ Bills are introduced by Members of Parliament or Peers who are not government ministers.

The choices include term limits for Prime Ministers, a flat tax, a law to encourage the ‘greening’ of public spaces and the repealing of Britain’s hand gun ban. Following the Dunblane massacre in 1996, in which 16 schoolchildren were killed, Parliament passed The Firearms Act of 1997, which essentially banned handguns for the atrocity.

But Britons seem unconvinced by the law. The proposer, known as “Colliemum” asked, “…why should only criminals be ‘allowed’ to possess guns and shoot unarmed, defenceless citizens and police officers?”

While the poll continues, so far over 80 percent of the 11,000+ respondents have told the Telegraph that they want to see the handgun ban repealed. The news comes as America contemplates its own new laws on gun ownership, with British talk show host Piers Morgan claiming to back a UK-style ban for the United States.

Not to worry, Brits: the Muslim atrocity committed last week will be forgotten soon, and you can all stop quaking in terror and go back to sleep. As Bill says, you surrendered your rights a long time ago, and once taken, they’re gone for good. In fact, there’s only one way to get them back, and that’s to take them at the muzzle of a gun, and…umm…

Oh. Uhhh, oops. Sorry, laddy buck; you’re shit out of luck.

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Match made in motorsports heaven

Memo to NASCAR: here’s how you do it.

“Let freedom roar on the track,” Oath Keepers proclaims in a new effort designed to spread public awareness of the group and its mission in a big way. “Help us put an Oath Keepers car on the NASCAR track, driven by Jeffrey Earnhardt!”

Oath Keepers, regular readers of this column know, “is a non-partisan association of current and formerly serving military, reserves, National Guard, veterans, Peace Officers, and Fire Fighters who will fulfill the Oath we swore, with the support of like minded citizens who take an Oath to stand with us, to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.”

“Oath Keepers are those who stepped forward, raised their hand and are willing to die to protect and defend our Constitution; that means everything to me and I’m honored to be a part this,” Earnhardt, 23, announced. The grandson of legendary seven-time NASCAR cup champion Dale Earnhardt is also a Mixed Martial Arts competitor, and is involved with numerous charities.

The reason for this public awareness campaign is “to bring the Oath Keepers’ message to the NASCAR audience and general public,” the group explains, adding “Oath Keepers is asking like-minded Americans to donate to get the Oath Keepers race car on the track and get our message about defending the Constitution out to millions.”

“The potential exposure is in the tens of millions,” he explains. “This could help make Oath Keepers a household name, and help to spread our message about the oath to millions of Americans who may not yet be fully awake to the ongoing assault on our Bill of Rights, and the rapidly increasing destruction of our Republic.

“You know how late the hour is,” Rhodes concludes. “Help us awaken the ‘Sleeping Giant.’ And besides, just imagine Mark Potok’s face when he sees this car on the track. Priceless!”

That’s a reference to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a frequent attacker of Constitutionalist groups and individuals that enjoys the lucrative enterprise of conflating them with racists and domestic terrorists — and a group that has been aggressive in trying to so tar Oath Keepers. And Rhodes may not need to wait until after-the-fact to see how the “progressives” react — they’re already doing it, and showing they have as much respect for the freedom of expression as they do for all other traditional natural rights and civil liberties, meaning none whatsoever.

Amen to all that, and best wishes for every success to the Oath Keepers/NASCAR combine. This bit speaks to my earlier post on the NASCAR PR cowards’ gutless response to a Congresscreature’s cheap attempt at intimidation:

“NASCAR plans to become more involved in race-sponsorship decisions by speedways in light of the continuing controversy surrounding the National Rifle Association’s sponsorship of the Sprint Cup race Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway,” ESPN is reporting.

That’s because “Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut wrote to News Corp. chief Rupert Murdoch asking the Fox network not broadcast Saturday night’s race because of the NRA sponsorship.”

“We’ve had fewer than a dozen responses,” Texas Motor Speedways President Eddie Gossage said. “Of those, only two had purchased tickets [to other TMS events]. There is no controversy or big uproar or even a tiny uproar. As for this senator, I appreciate a good publicity effort as much as anyone.”

I don’t. Not when it’s aimed at destroying our Constitutional rights, I don’t. I despise him, and hold anyone who would knuckle under to his sinister efforts in contempt. That’s pretty much what Gossage was getting at, of course, and good on him, on TMS, on Earnhardt, and on Oath Keepers too. They’re on the side of the angels here, and as I said, I wish them every possible success.

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Empathy, perspective

When it comes to Israel, Hillary possesses no more of it than Obama does. Most of us don’t, really…because we can’t.

Despite having opposed Israel’s pullout from Gaza from the very beginning, I cheered when I read Jonathan’s post on why he supported it. I, too, think Israel’s overseas supporters–on both sides of the political spectrum–ought to accord more respect to Israelis’ democratic decisions than they sometimes do. But this isn’t only because, as he rightly said, Israelis are the ones who ultimately bear the consequences of those decisions. It’s because in making those decisions, Israelis often have knowledge that even the most supportive and best-informed non-Israelis lack.

Far more important, however, is the knowledge of what it actually means to live with such consequences. Many Westerners, because they have been raised on the value of empathy and genuinely try to practice it, truly believe they have succeeded; as an Israeli, I can’t count how many times I’ve been told, “I understand, I really do.” But the only honest answer is, “No, you don’t.”

If you’ve never lain awake night after night, unable to sleep, because you’re tensely awaiting the siren that tells you a rocket has been launched and you have only seconds to take shelter, you do not understand the physical, mental and emotional devastation of living under constant rocket fire–even if (thanks in part to such precautions) it mercifully causes few casualties. If you’ve never woken up, morning after morning, dreading the moment when you have to turn on the radio and hear how many people have been killed overnight, all while praying nobody you know will be on the list, you don’t how emotionally devastating a suicide bombing campaign can be even to those whose loved ones are mercifully spared. If you’ve never paid a shiva (condolence) call on a family that has been shattered by the loss of their bright, beautiful daughter in a terror attack, or of their soldier son in combat, you don’t know what it’s like to live constantly in the shadow of terror and war.

Reasonable people can obviously draw different conclusions from this knowledge: Author David Grossman still advocates territorial withdrawals even though his soldier son was killed in the war Hezbollah launched from Lebanon six years after Israel withdrew; columnist Rabbi Stewart Weiss opposes territorial withdrawals even though his soldier son was killed serving in the “occupied territories.” But whatever decision an Israeli reaches on these issues, he or she has made it with a bone-deep understanding of the price they will pay if the choice goes sour.

When well-meaning people want to talk to me about what it’s like to helplessly watch your wife die on the side of the road after a motorcycle accident, at some point this statement is usually made: “I can’t even imagine…” My response is always the same: you’re right, you really can’t. Not because I’m trying to be a smartass; not because I’m some kind of tough, strong, manly man stoically shouldering the burden and grief of my personal nightmare alone. It’s just the simple truth, and I don’t know anything else to say about it than just that.

There’s no way any words of mine can adequately express the overwhelming horror of it: the sights; the sounds; what it actually felt like to watch it unfold over the course of those eternal, interminable, awful minutes and hours; the years-long, agonizing grind of aftermath. Nothing anyone could ever merely say–or, for that matter, write–can adequately prepare a person for something like that. If someone who had been through it themselves had tried to tell me all about it in exacting detail an hour beforehand, I still wouldn’t have really gotten it until I was in it myself. It’s just the way it is.

It’s more similar to what Gordon is talking about here than you might think. Some things you can never completely understand until you’ve had to live through them yourself. Living in a war zone surrounded by implacable, savage enemies whose most cherished dream is not merely to defeat you but to exterminate you and everyone like you would have to be one of those. Some things are beyond human comprehension; in those cases, empathy becomes more about acknowledging our inability to get our minds around it, rather than mistaking a wish to help for an understanding that simply isn’t possible. Sometimes, “I can’t even imagine…” is also the right, the only, thing to be said.

It’s what makes the smug arrogance of Western liberals–academics, know-nothing college kids, journalists, Jew-hating European bigots, State Department cookie pushers, the Current Occupant infesting the Oval Office–in their antipathy towards Israel so damnably insufferable. If these people had to live for one hour with what Israelis do every day, day in and day out, they’d either be reduced to weeping, twitching blobs of useless protoplasm, or they wouldn’t rest until the head of the last “Palestinian” was securely on a pike at the border along with all the rest. Their pridefully self-declared “empathy” and “compassion” would last about five minutes under fire. Which makes it not just shallow and worthless–it makes it dangerous, at least to those who have to live with the dire consequences forced on them by it. Which, in turn, makes Western demands for more and greater Israeli concessions not just obnoxious, but obscene.

And so we all sit back and wait for the “Palestinians” and the Arab world that so disgracefully uses them to evolve, to finally develop enough humanity within themselves to be able to recognize the humanity of the Israelis, and respond appropriately to it. I am thus very sympathetic to the suffering of the Israelis, even if I can’t begin to truly grasp it; the suffering of the Paleosimians…not so much. Because ultimately, they’ve brought it on themselves; it would be a simple, easy matter to end it forever, and by emphatically rejecting every single opportunity for it presented to them so far, they earn the continuation of it.

(Via Maet)

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Vicious wild animal subdued, killed

The feel-good story of the year:

Yael Matzpun was sleeping in a room with her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son when she was awoken by heavy footsteps in the hall. She knew that her husband, an IDF officer, was not due at home.

“Suddenly I saw a terrorist in a kefiyyeh [head scarf] standing opposite me,” she told Maariv. “I decided that if I didn’t fight, he would murder me and my four children, there would be a massacre like in Itamar, where the Fogels and three of their children were murdered in their home.”

The terrorist turned on the light and said something in Arabic, she recalled. He had a knife in one hand and a metal pipe in the other. Suddenly he lunged at Yael, stabbing her in the face and shoulder.

What the terrorist did not know is that Yael is an athlete trained in Krav Maga, Israeli military hand-to-hand combat. She used her skills to drive him back and into the bathroom, and locked him in. At the same time, she pushed her young children to safety.

Once the terrorist was locked away, she called for help. IDF forces arrived only to see the terrorist escaping through a bathroom window. They gave chase and attempted to arrest him, but were forced to open fire when he refused to drop his weapons. The terrorist was killed.

I can’t imagine a more perfect ending to a wonderful story. A successful defense of her cubs by a tough, brave, well-trained and -disciplined Mama Grizzly; a subhuman animal stopped in the initial stage of his intended rampage, then hunted like the rabid cur he was by the forces of good, finally brought to heel to die an inglorious death after having been ass-beat by a woman; the permanent removal of a prospective threat to innocent life and human decency; an object lesson to murderous Paleosimian savages about what might happen to you when you play with fire; a win for civilization all around. Kudos to all involved.

(Via Bill and Carl in Jerusalem)

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Umm, about that “occupation”

Krauthammer would like you to know a few things.

What occupation? Seven years ago, in front of the world, Israel pulled out of Gaza. It dismantled every settlement, withdrew every soldier, evacuated every Jew, leaving nothing and no one behind. Except for the greenhouses in which the settlers had grown fruit and flowers for export. These were left intact to help Gaza’s economy — only to be trashed when the Palestinians took over.

Israel then declared its border with Gaza to be an international frontier, meaning that it renounced any claim to the territory and considered it an independent entity. In effect, Israel had created the first Palestinian state ever, something never granted by fellow Muslims — neither the Ottoman Turks nor the Egyptians who brutally occupied Gaza for two decades before being driven out by Israel in the 1967 Six-Day War.

Israel wanted nothing more than to live in peace with this independent Palestinian entity. After all, the world had incessantly demanded that Israel give up land for peace.

It gave the land. It got no peace.

Of course, and as usual. The sick cycle will continue until either every last Jew is dead and Israel destroyed, or the Paleosimian swine are crushed so utterly as to have no further thought of crawling from their pestilential shitholes to trouble the civilized world again.

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Hudna sought

If the groundhog sees his shadow, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. In accordance with the post below, if the “peace” delegation “succeeds,” it’ll be six more years of war.

As part of global efforts to end the Gaza fighting, U.N. chief arrived in Cairo on Monday and was to meet with Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Tuesday. In Cairo, Ban said he would also travel to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. With tens of thousands of Israeli soldiers dispatched to the Gaza border, awaiting a possible order to invade, his mission was all the more urgent.

Germany’s foreign minister was also headed to the region for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Turkey’s foreign minister and a delegation of Arab League foreign ministers were to visit Gaza on Tuesday.

Egypt, the traditional mediator between Israel and the Arab world, has been at the center of recent diplomatic efforts involving the U.S., Turkey, Qatar and other nations.

On Monday, Egyptian intelligence officials met separately in Cairo with an Israeli envoy and with Khaled Mashaal, the top Hamas leader in exile, to try to bridge the considerable differences.

Israel demands an end to rocket fire from Gaza and a halt to weapons smuggling into Gaza through tunnels under the border with Egypt. It also wants international guarantees that Hamas will not rearm or use Egypt’s Sinai region, which abuts both Gaza and southern Israel, to attack Israelis.

None of which will ever happen.

Hamas wants Israel to halt all attacks on Gaza and lift tight restrictions on trade and movement in and out of the territory that have been in place since Hamas seized Gaza by force in 2007. Israel has rejected such demands in the past.

Most of which Israel will end up agreeing to, and then…well, I think we all know the rest.

What a complete farce: the world pretends to believe all the lies the Paleosimians can possibly gin up, and the Israelis pretend to believe the world’s false assurances of its grave concern over Israel’s security—when, so long as the Israelis don’t respond to it, that same world makes no fuss at all about Paleosimian rockets landing in southern Israel…or Tel Aviv. The Israelis make real concessions, while the Paleosimians see their ultimate, richly-deserved-a-thousand-times-over annihilation averted so they can regroup and rearm, living to fight another day. Hand out a few Nobel Prizes to all and sundry so as to congratulate everyone who managed to fit themselves into the clown car this time around. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Oh, and if you’re an Israeli civilian: brace yourself for more and worse to come in another year or two, until Ogabe finally agrees to hand Iran its nukes, Iran hands them to their terrorist surrogates, and the whole game changes for good. Or, y’know, for double-plus ungood.

Update! Annnnd here we go.

Near the Israel-Gaza border (CNN) — Egypt said Tuesday that Israel plans to halt its military action in Gaza within hours.

“The travesty of the Israel aggression on Gaza will end in a few hours,” Egyptian President Mohammed Morsy said.

Israel did not immediately confirm any plans to halt.

Egypt has been working to negotiate a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but Morsy did not provide details on his statement.

An Israeli official said earlier that Israel was holding off on a ground offensive to give diplomatic efforts time.

Millionth verse, same as the first.

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