Friday, June 22, 2007

YID With LID: Terrorist Lessons Still Not Learned

In this post, Yid With Lid, does a wonderful job of pointing-out the tremendous danger awaiting us if we fail to learn the lessons of our recent past.

We have all heard the refrain, "Those who fail to learn from history, are destined to repeat it."

I have also, always liked the quote, "FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU ..... FOOL ME TWICE, SHAME ON ME."

Any great military leader will tell you, the first rule of warfare is to, "know your enemy."

These are the reasons why we are losing ground in the "war on terrorism." We have not applied these pearls of wisdom, without which, defeat is inevitable.

When we know that our enemy views diplomacy and concessions as weakness, why then do we continue in these practices, which only encourage our enemy to believe, victory is within their grasp ??

When will we learn ??

How many more concessions, how many one-sided deals, how much land, how many tears, how many sons, fathers, mothers, daughters, grand-parents, neighbors, co-workers, and friends ...... Tell me, please ...... how many are, too many ????

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On: June 21, 2007

YID With LID: Terrorist Lessons Still Not Learned

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Terrorist Lessons Still Not Learned

9-11-01 is a date that should be branded on the psyche of Americans forever. It is the day that our world changed---a massive attack on our own soil. Just eight years earlier there was a momentous date in Israeli history that should be branded on the collective souls of Israelis, 9-13-93, the day that the Oslo Accords were signed. Drunk with the prospect of peace Israel went on a "peace at any cost" ramage, throwing caution to the wind and leaping at the chance to go to sleep at night, without having to worry who was going to blow up their children tomorrow.

Peace is a noble cause--and it is to be pursued, but not the way Israel did, with their eyes shut. After Oslo came the second intifada, Bill Clinton almost comic attempt at leaving office with an Israeli-Palestinian pact as a legacy and the withdrawal from Gaza. All attempts at peace failed and all for the same reason---Arab nations do not make peace with equals-- they make peace with their conquers. If they perceive that there is a possibility of defeating you on the battlefield, that is their preferred option. That is the lesson still not learned after withdrawal from Lebanon and Gaza, playing Hezbollah to a tie, and not protecting towns like Sedrot from the constant shelling by Hamas---that is the lesson still not learned.

Next week Ehud Olmert will be going to Egypt for a "peace" conference. Will he continue the failed policy of unilateral concessions? Or will he finally learn the lesson. Chances are the Master Politician take the wrong road once again. For as Moshe Arens reminds us, the Road to Hell is Paved With Good Intentions.

The road to hell By Moshe Arens

If you want to know what hell looks like just take a look at the recent pictures of the carnage in Gaza. It might be comforting to say that this has nothing to do with us in Israel, but this would only be another of the many escapist delusions that capture Israeli minds so frequently. Not only will the Hamas takeover in Gaza affect us in the years to come, but there is little doubt that Israel's flawed policy in past years bears a good share of the responsibility for what is happening there now. These Israeli policies were no doubt motivated by the best of intentions - a desire to arrive at peace and do justice to the Palestinians - but as is well known, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Who likes to be told "I told you so"? Most certainly not those like Yossi Beilin and Avraham (Avrum) Burg and the other politicians of their dovish circle who have for years advocated negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organization and concessions to the PLO and who have consistently called for an end to what they keep calling the occupation of Judea, Samaria and Gaza.

It all started in Oslo, 15 years ago. The arch-terrorist, the man who invented the hijacking of passenger aircraft and who ordered the murder of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympic games, was hailed by some Israelis as a freedom-fighter with whom it was said we must negotiate and make peace.

"You make peace with your enemies" was the insane slogan repeated endlessly to justify this foolish course of action. And thus, at the conclusion of the negotiations in Oslo begun by amateur meddlers in international diplomacy, Yasser Arafat and his gang of corrupt terrorists were brought in from Tunis and imposed on the Palestinian population in most of Judea, Samaria and Gaza. (Israel left Gaza then, and not, as the advocates of disengagement have falsely claimed, at the time of the uprooting of the settlers in Gush Katif in August 2005).

A straight line connects Arafat's corrupt rule and his support for acts of terror against Israel's civilian population to the Hamas takeover in Gaza. Just connect the dots. They start with the Oslo Accords and pass through Ehud Barak's decision in 2000 to abandon Israel's security zone in southern Lebanon and betray Israel's long-time allies in the South Lebanon Army. It was not only Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah who then saw Israel as no more than a spider web, incapable of putting up resistance to terror. That brought on the Al Aqsa Intifada, orchestrated by Fatah and Hamas, with its terrible toll of civilian deaths.

And just as the Israel Defense Forces and the Shin Bet security service were about to hand the terrorists a decisive defeat, along came the Sharon government with the nonsensical idea of forcibly uprooting Israeli settlements and retreating to the Israeli-Egyptian armistice line of 1947, an idea marketed under the false slogan that "we were getting out of Gaza.

"That was all the encouragement that Hamas needed to claim victory over Israel and win the Palestinian elections against the corrupt Fatah party.

As should have been expected, Israel's unilateral retreat was followed by a continuous barrage of Qassam rockets against Israeli towns and villages. Despite all this, government spokesmen, led by Tzipi Livni, kept repeating that it is Israel's aim and Israel's interest to bring about the establishment of a Palestinian State in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. Encouraged by Israel's seeming weakness, Hamas' power grew, it won the Palestinian elections, and now, in a no-holds power struggle, Hamas has taken over the entire Gaza Strip. They don't intend to stop there.

Israeli governments have been mistaken, again and again, in gauging Arab reactions to Israeli moves intended to move toward a relief of tension in the area and bring the Arabs closer to their goals as they are perceived by Israel. But to those whose goals are unlimited - the destruction of Israel - coming closer to their goal, as perceived by them, simply encourages them to intensify the struggle against Israel.

Good intentions are not enough. If not combined with a healthy dose of realism, they can lead straight to hell.

I don't like to say I told you so, but I told you so.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

This Ain't Hell: How the Inmates Began Running the Asylum

Once again, I couldn't resist linking a post by John Lilyea, of legendary blog fame's, "This Ain't Hell, but You Can See It From Here".

It contained almost all of my own pet annoyances, Hamas, Palestinians, Fatah, Hugo Chavez, and my all-time favorite pain in my "posterior", JIMMY CARTER.

Jimmy Carter is an ardent anti-Semite, an embarrassment to America, and an all around idiot.

To state it more plainly, I wish he'd have stuck with raising peanuts. The world would be a much safer place today, if he had.

A peanut farmer with a "peanut" brain, now there's a dangerous combination, when he is allowed off the "farm" (funny farm), and into the arena of global politics, that is.

"Old peanut farmers never die, they just 'sprout' horns."

Please read this most informative post, by John Lilyea, below ....

Original post:
John Lilyea, of "This Ain't Hell, but You Can See It From Here"

June 20, 2007

How the Inmates Began Running the Asylum

What a nutty week, huh? We have Palestinians from the Gaza Strip begging the Isralis to let them into Israel so they can get away from other Palestinians and human rights organizations demanding that Israelis treat injured and ill Palestinians. From the AP by way of the Wall Street Journal;

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the army on Wednesday to allow into Israel any of the hundreds of Gazans holed up at a fetid crossing who might desperately need medical treatment.

A teenager with leukemia was on his way through shortly after, the military said. Additionally, Israeli officials allowed all foreign nationals in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to cross over to Israel.

In related news, Israel’s Supreme Court was hearing a petition Wednesday by a human-rights group, demanding that Israeli authorities offer immediate medical treatment to 26 critically ill Palestinians hospitalized in Gaza.

Israeli aircraft, meanwhile, fired missiles at two rocket launchers in northern Gaza, in the first aerial attack since Islamic Hamas militants took over the coastal strip late last week. No injuries were reported. Earlier in the day, Israeli tanks entered southern Gaza, and four people, including at least two militants, were killed in an exchange of fire, Palestinian hospital officials said.

And of course, Jimmy Carter, being the dumbass country hick playing diplomat, blames the Bush Administration;

Carter, a Nobel Peace Prize winner who was addressing a human rights conference in Ireland, also said the Bush administration’s refusal to accept Hamas’ 2006 election victory was “criminal.”

“Criminal”. And, of course, Carter doesn’t stop there. He claims that the murderous Hamas organization, a group of thugs masquerading as politicians (although that’s very thin line to begin with, I suppose) were elected fairly and democratically - by other terrorists;

Carter said Hamas, besides winning a fair and democratic mandate that should have entitled it to lead the Palestinian government, had proven itself to be far more organized in its political and military showdowns with Abbas’ moderate Fatah movement.

Except that Hamas has been terrorizing the Fatah government, and dragging it’s opponents into the street and gunning them down - I guess that’s a more effective way of winning the next election - would Jimmy call that fair? All of Hamas’ opposition in the graveyards?

Here’s a story of Carter’s heroic Hamas from Conflict Botter;

They surrendered. A Hamas gunman shot one of the 12 soldiers in the leg and told the rest to run away. As they fled, they opened fire, Iki said, shooting them all in the legs as they tried to run away. A Hamas gunman came up and executed each wounded soldier, continued Iki. Iki was lucky, the execution bullet hit him in the side of the neck and he didn’t die. He lay semi-conscious on the street for an hour and a half bleeding. The bus driver who had driven the Hamas militants to the fight checked his pulse at one point and found he was alive. He started to help him.

“Leave him or we’ll shoot you,” a masked militant said.

Ya hafta wonder what is going through Carter’s head (if anything at all). Everyone (and I mean everyone) agrees that Jimmy Carter was a walking abortion as President, but everyone always qualifies that with “but he’s a good man”. How does this statement fit into the category of “a good man”? He’s actually encouraging Hamas to continue their murderous rampage through the streets of Gaza - and he calls that “more organized than Abbas’ moderate Fatah”. I very rarely use the expression, but this warrants it - WTF?

Here’s the conflict that Carter is having with his own statements; if the US has no business interfering in Palestinian politics, why should what we give the Palestinian government have any impact? I mean, all we did was not give them money and weapons. If I don’t like Walmart, am I still required to give them my money?

It’s like Carter’s other idiot cause - Cuba. If communism is so great, if Cuba is such a paradise why does it need trade with the capitalist US in order to survive? It’s trading with the whole rest of the world - why should trade with one nation out of 170 impact it so?

To quote Investors Business Daily’s editorial (h/t Blue Crab Boulevard);

The statement was so malevolent and illogical as to border on insane. Carter wasn’t honest enough to say he was rooting for terrorists who started a terrifying new war in the region and trashed what little democratic rule the Palestinians had. Instead, he tut-tutted the West for being insufficiently sensitive to the fact that Hamas thugs were democratically elected in 2006 in an “orderly and fair” vote.

When one party has started a civil war, democracy isn’t exactly the issue anymore. Just being elected does not justify making warfare on your fellow citizens.

But everything Carter says conflicts with itself - I found this great article in the Jerusalem Post that calls Jimmy Carter “Father of the Iranian Revolution“;

The truth is the entire nightmare can be traced back to the liberal democratic policies of the leftist Jimmy Carter, who created a firestorm that destabilized our greatest ally in the Muslim world, the shah of Iran, in favor of a religious fanatic, the ayatollah Khomeini.

Carter viewed Khomeini as more of a religious holy man in a grassroots revolution than a founding father of modern terrorism. Carter’s ambassador to the UN, Andrew Young, said “Khomeini will eventually be hailed as a saint.” Carter’s Iranian ambassador, William Sullivan, said, “Khomeini is a Gandhi-like figure.” Carter adviser James Bill proclaimed in a Newsweek interview on February 12, 1979 that Khomeini was not a mad mujahid, but a man of “impeccable integrity and honesty.”

The shah was terrified of Carter. He told his personal confidant, “Who knows what sort of calamity he [Carter] may unleash on the world?”

Who knew that Carter would still be unleashing his calamities on the world thirty years later? The JPost goes on;

In his anti-war pacifism, Carter never got it that Khomeini, a cleric exiled to Najaf in Iraq from 1965-1978, was preparing Iran for revolution. Proclaiming “the West killed God and wants us to bury him,” Khomeini’s weapon of choice was not the sword but the media. Using tape cassettes smuggled by Iranian pilgrims returning from the holy city of Najaf, he fueled disdain for what he called gharbzadegi (”the plague of Western culture”).

Carter pressured the shah to make what he termed human rights concessions by releasing political prisoners and relaxing press censorship. Khomeini could never have succeeded without Carter. The Islamic Revolution would have been stillborn.

Gen. Robert Huyser, Carter’s military liaison to Iran, once told me in tears: “The president could have publicly condemned Khomeini and even kidnapped him and then bartered for an exchange with the [American Embassy] hostages, but the president was indignant. ‘One cannot do that to a holy man,’ he said.”

What was holy about the murderous rampage that was carried out in Khomeini’s name throughout Iran? What was holy about the 444 days our citizens spent in captivity? And remember why the hostages were taken? Because Carter gave sanctuary to the shah and his family from being murdered by the Islamic Revolution.

Remember why we propped up Saddam in the 80s? Because we were afraid of the murderous Islamic Revolution spreading - and so were the Gulf States which plowed money into Saddam’s war. Which is why Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990 - he was deeply indebted to Kuwait and Gulf States and figured the Kuwaiti oil fields would give him some fiscal relief by eliminating one debtor and gave him cash to pay off the others.

Now Carter has deepened the conflict by allowing Chavez, who rules by decree these days, to seize power in Venezuela with his petrodollars and form an alliance with Iran. And he still doesn’t get it;

Carter said the consensus of the U.S., Israel and the EU to start funneling aid to Abbas’ new government in the West Bank but continue blocking Hamas in the Gaza Strip represented an “effort to divide Palestinians into two peoples.”

I guess murdering the opposition in the street doesn’t have the effect of dividing the Palestinians into “two peoples” does it? Although, this Hamas government is a demonstration of how voters get the government they deserve. Palestinians voted for Hamas because Hamas hates Jews and thinks they have a mandate from God to kill Jews - so anything they do in the space of time before they get to kill all of the Jews should be OK with God, too. And with Jimmy Carter as well, apparently.

In other related news, Aunt Agatha at Bloodthirsty Liberal mirrors my thoughts on Ahmed Yousef’s piece in the NYTimes explaining to us poor, ignorant Zionists and those guilt-ridden Leftists looking for an excuse to continue supporting the bloody Palestinians “What Hamas Wants“.

Boker Tov, Boulder reports that the peaceful Palestinians fired off two more Kassam missiles into Israel.

Israel Matzav tells us that the New Hamas “government” (for the want of a better word) warns that the new Sharia Law in Gaza is going to apply to the dhimmis still in Gaza. That should be a warning to dhimmi-wannabes here in the US, but, I guess it probably won’t.

I figured that I’ve been spending too much time on that buck-toothed, shriveled up, has-been-that-never-was moron, Jimmy Carter, so instead of repeating myself over-and-over, I created a Jimmy Carter category and ya’all can just go click that link on your right and it’ll take you to all of my brilliant thoughts about that dull, little POS Jimmy Carter and I swear I’ll never type his name again. Cuz Don Surber and I share a common shame - we both voted for Carter once.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Free Gilad Shalit: Noam Shalit fears son's fate in light of Gaza chaos

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Original Post Date: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Father of kidnapped IDF solder Gilad Shalit, who has been held in Gaza for almost a year, says family has not received any information regarding his son.

Internal clashes between Fatah and Hamas in Gaza have aroused concern for the fate of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.Gilad's father, Noam told Ynet on Thursday that his family was completely in the dark regarding his son's well-being.

"We did not receive any information regarding the stance of the organizations that are holding him, if they are even still relevant," Shalit said, adding that he did not get any information from sources who have been holding negotiations with the kidnappers, such as Egypt.

June 25 will mark one year since Shalit was captured by terrorists who infiltrated Israel and attacked an IDF post in the southern Gaza Strip, near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom.

Over the past few days, the situation in Gaza has continued to intensify, with Hamas taking over all the buildings overlooking Fatah's Preventive Security Service headquarters in Gaza City, and claiming to have taken over part of the compound on Thursday.

Over three weeks ago, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit said that negotiations for the release of Shalit were put on hold, due to the shaky security situation and the violence in the Gaza Strip.

"Talks were put on hold for now, following internal Palestinian complications and tensions that were created," Aboul Gheit said.


Ynet news: Noam Shalit fears son's fate in light of Gaza chaos

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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Gentile Warrior: Fault lies at the feet of the "Palestinians"

Gentile Warrior, does an excellent job of pointing-out the obvious truth, (obvious that is to anyone willing to hear the truth), of the so-called, "Palestinian" struggles, and just who is "really" to blame for their situation. THEY are to blame, not Israel, or the United States, or any other outside entity. The blame for the current "Palestinian" situation is their own fault, and it's past time that the world must acknowledge this truth.

Original post: Gentile Warrior
On: Sunday, June 17, 2007

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Fault lies at the feet of the "Palestinians"

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Many people more educated than me have tried to parse up the blame for the current situation in the Gaza Strip. European, American, and Israeli policies and actions are sharing the blame for the "plight of the Palestinian". To do otherwise would be to place oneself into the status of bigot, xenophobe, and close minded. Decrying any Middle Eastern history prior to 1900 and focusing on hand picked events after the Balfour Declaration is all that is applicable to the modern situation. This is how the modern popular analyst and educator approaches the violence and hatred within "Palestinian" and islamic lands. This has become the new definition of pragmatism.

Israel withdrew from Gaza and left an infrastructure in place that the "Palestinians" should have been able to step right in and get running. Millions of dollars were donated by outside sources to ensure that this infrastructure would be workable. Millions of dollars given by sympathizers of the "Palestinian cause". How was the appreciation displayed? Within days of the withdrawl everything left behind had been looted and destroyed. I felt that the unilateral withdrawl, let alone any withdrawl, from the area would be a disaster. I had no reason to believe that the "Palestinians" would put down there weapons and commence building a modern workable society. They proved me right. However, despite what I had learned from the history of the region, the "Palestinians" were still given a viable chance to prove to us nay-sayers that we were wrong. They had an opportunity to start their trek into the modern world. They have proven that they lack the desire and the skill to do so.

The Bible tells us that Ishmael was the father of the Arabs. Ishmael would be a wild man. His descendants would continue this tradition. Nothing in the time since Ishmael would indicate otherwise. Modern Arabs live up to this expectation wholeheartedly. There is nothing the West or Israel could do that would change this. It is not the fault of the West or Israel that these fellow human beings live in a world of hatred and violence. Both of these "characteristics" are part of the human condition. In the west we do our best to temper these characteristics. By and large we have come to terms with it and have mildly controlled it. In the Middle East, these characteristics appear to be something that is manipulated and glorified.

The west, and a portion of Israelis, attempt to solve Middle Eastern problems in a Western manner. Unfortunately, these fellow human beings don't think like we do. They don't act like we do. They don't love like we do. Outside of being of the same species, we have very little in common. This has been the major fault in the wests approach. This approach can be deemed ignorant. I would label it naive. It replaces truth and fact with hope. This is a self defeating approach. The "Palestinians" rely on the fact that the West is compassionate, and in their minds, lack the resolve to defeat their archaic approach to life. We seem more than happy to continue with our failed approach.

The truth is, the fault for the "Palestinian" condition lies with the "Palestinian". They have chosen their present path. It is a path of violence and destruction. It is a path the parallels other societies path and often bleeds over. They don't wish to take this trek alone and are trying their best to bring others with them. I don't want to. Let them suffer on their own until they wake up one day and realize they have brought this all on themselves. Until that day, fight them with everything available. As of now, fighting them is protecting ourselves.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Free Gilad Shalit: Hamastan Roundup

A most insightful, and informative read, posted by, Meryl Yourish, on Sunday, June 17, 2007.

Original post: Meryl Yourish, on the newly launched, FREE GILAD SHALIT blog

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Free Gilad Shalit: Hamastan Roundup

You have to appreciate the irony of this, especially since I've been saying all along about them much of what the Pals are now saying about each other:

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday rejected a request by the head of the Arab League to meet with supreme Hamas leader Khaled Meshal, an Abbas aide said.

Abbas received a call from Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa, who offered to arrange such a meeting, said the aide, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Abbas vehemently turned down the offer, the aide said.Earlier Saturday, Abbas adviser Yasser Abed Rabbo told a news conference that the president will not engage in a dialogue with killers, referring to Hamas.

It was just peachy meeting with Hamas when they were only the killers of Jews. But now that they are the killers of Palestinians, well, that's a different story.

And the truths just keep on coming. Hamas has suddenly discovered the means to release BBC reporter Alan Johnston, whom they've been holding in the first place.

The captors of kidnapped journalist Alan Johnston have promised to release the British Broadcasting Corp. correspondent within 24 hours, a source close to the negotiations said Friday.

Hamas' armed wing issued a statement Friday, saying it was in an advanced stage of negotiations and "begun practical steps to secure [Johnston's] release.

"In Damascus, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal said he was in contact with Hamas operatives in Gaza to secure the release of Johnston.[...] Johnston, 45, was snatched in Gaza three months ago by a group believed to have links to Hamas, and a message purporting to be from his captors has demanded the release of Islamic prisoners, including a cleric being held in Britain.

Translation: "Holy crap, our PR is bad after murdering all those Fatah guys and civilians. Let's throw the infidels a bone to shut them up."

Meantime, the West Bank Palestinians apparently look down their noses on the Gazan Palestinians. Wow. Even the Pals don't like the Pals.

Ramallah residents Thursday dismissed the possibility of Hamas taking over the West Bank. In Gaza, "there are tribes and clans like in the Jahiliyyah [pre-Islam] era," said one, Qassem. "Here, in the West Bank, we're more civilized, educated. It's a different nation, not like in Gaza."

And here is a comment on the Hamas military methods (along with that infamous mercy, justice, and tolerance thrown in):

"They're using the same methods as the Israelis, and even worse," a senior Palestinian source said. "They declare an area a closed military zone and shoot anyone who goes out into the street. Hamasniks strip Fatah men they capture, humiliate and beat them. They go from door to door with lists to hunt down Fatah people and execute them."

Fatah's military defeat was mainly caused by the split in the organization, he said: "All the forces are identified with Fatah, but each force fought independently against Hamas, which was united and better trained."

Fatah officials in the West Bank spoke with contempt about Hamas in Gaza. "Let's see how they manage now, after they've won, running things like water and power from Israel," one official said. "How will they cooperate with Israel over the border crossings?"

Yes, the world is going to wait for Gaza to sink into the mire. But here's the thing: Hamas has already proven itself adept at smuggling cash, weapons, and munitions into Gaza. Now that they control the border crossings previously run by the corrupt Fatah thugs, will it be an open faucet? Will Egypt continue to turn a blind eye to the arming of Hamas?

Iran shows no sign of turning off the money spigot any time soon. I'm not going to jump on the "Wait for Hamas to crash and burn" bandwagon. I think that they have just managed to subjugate an entire people. They're rounding up weapons from anyone outside Hamas. The first step in a dicatatorship: Remove the opposition party. Second step: Disarm the populace. Third step: Initiate your new laws, enforced by your thugs, who are now the only ones in your state allowed to bear arms. Hamas has initiated or completed all of these steps.

Watch for the Islamic theocracy to arise from the ashes of Gaza. The people are used to being subjugated by their leaders. They will bow just as easily under the Hamas yoke, particularly after we see a few public executions and beatings for "un-Islamic" activity.

This is a bad, bad, bad thing for Israel, the region, and the world, as I've said several times already. The U.S. and EU are now going to pressure Israel into easing up on the West Bank to make Hamas look bad. Well, PIJ is still in the West Bank, and so is Al Aqsa, and so is Hamas, and the PFLP. They're still trying to launch terror attacks. And they're still shooting, stoning, and knifing any Israeli that happens to be in the path of a terrorist with a stone, a knife, or a gun.

The regional balance has been completely altered. Iran has its front in Gaza, ready to go at a moment's notice, in concert with its front in Lebanon. And then there's Syria, waiting to jump in as well.

Dangerous times.

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Sunday, June 17, 2007

The American Israeli Patriot: Syria Continues War Preparations

Are we missing something here ???

While all eyes are turned toward Gaza, what's going on in Syria ???

I think we should keep a close watch on this one !! There's something funny going on, and Israel needs to keep both eyes wide open !!!

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Date posted: Friday, June 15, 2007

The American Israeli Patriot: Syria Continues War Preparations

While the media focuses on Gaza, Syria continues to prepare for war. This from Hana Levi Julian for INN ;

( A Qatari newspaper, Al Watan, reported Friday that Syria is making concrete preparations for war with Israel, saying that the Syrian government has removed the Government and State Archives from the Damascus area. According to the paper, this move indicates preparations for war.

Syrian parliament member Muhammad Habash confirmed on Al-Jazeera Arabic world news satellite TV last week that Syria is indeed engaged in active preparations for a war with Israel. The conflict, said the Syrian MP, is expected to break out during the summer months.

Officials close to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reported Sunday that their efforts to begin negotiations with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad have gone unanswered. They also said that Mr. Assad’s failure to reply signaled that his claims of wanting peace were not honest and were meant to improve his own status in the international community.

Now that Hamas has complete control of Gaza, Israel finds itself surrounded by three Iranian proxies; Syria, Hezbollah and Hamas. Syrian President Assad finds himself in the strongest position he has ever known. Does he know how to play his hand in his quest for the Golan Heights?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and Daniel Ortega of Nicararagua - It's Time For America and Israel to, "CALL YOUR BLUFF" !!!


They keep pushing and pushing for this, and I think it's time we, "CALLED THEIR BLUFF"
Original article: DEBKAfile

June 10, 2007

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DEBKAfile reports: If attacked, Tehran will strike US and Israeli interests worldwide, says an Iranian official. Oil may hit $250.

June 10, 2007, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s deputy interior minister on security, Mohammad Bager Zolghadr, issued this warning Sunday, June 10, with an eye on the joint US-Israel air maneuver which began the same day in the Negev. The unusually explicit threat by a senior Iranian official was prompted, say DEBKAfile’s Tehran sources, by his government’s interpretation of the seven-day Negev exercise as a preparatory step for a US-Israeli air attack on their nuclear sites.

His threat to send oil prices skyrocketing to $250 a barrel hinted that Iran could block the Strait of Hormuz to oil exports from the Gulf.

Last week the American carrier USS Stennis and its strike group practiced fending off small fast boats carrying explosives, torpedoes and missiles in the strategic strait, after Tehran announced the expansion of its fleet of small vessels.

Exercise commander Lt. Kevin Ralston said the threat was real. “We all remember the USS Cole [rammed by suicide bombers in a fast explosives-laden boat in Aden Port seven years ago].

Speaking to a gathering of Iranian internal security units, Zolghadr remarked that Iran had spread sabotage networks across the world capable of striking US and Israeli interests at any point on the globe. They may take the offensive, he said, but they will not keep control up until the end, and the damage they suffer will be harsh and painful.

Iranian leaders have also taken to heart transport minister, Shaul Mofaz’s remark, after his strategic talks in Washington last week, that no options can be ruled out, including the military option.

DEBKAfile’s Iranian sources have learned that the Islamic Republic’s rulers have been sounding out “revolutionary” Latin American governments about creating joint anti-US terrorist cells for attacks in North and South America. The subject came up in talks with Nicararagua’s Daniel Ortega when he arrived in Tehran Sunday and in discussions with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela.

Neither is enthusiastic about getting involved in violent terrorist activity against the United States, although not averse to stepping up anti-US propaganda.

Ortega took off for Tehran, Israeli parliamentarian Effie Eytam visited Managua and cautioned Nicaraguan lawmakers about the detrimental implications of close relations with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Iran. However, Ortega is angling for economic aid from Tehran. On arrival at Khomenei airport, he said he is looking forward to fruitful ties of cooperation with Iran in the war on poverty.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Mr. Bagel: Father Orders Daughter's Brutal Death

An unbelievable account of Islamic insanity, originally posted by; Mr. Bagel, of "Bagel Blogger" blog fame.

When is the world going to wake-up and do something to stop this from happening to other women ??? Many of the victims are just children !!!

Father Orders Daughter's Brutal Death

Original post: Mr. Bagel, of "Bagel Blogger"
On: June 12, 2007

Please read his post below:

The men accused the young woman of shaming her family by ending an abusive arranged marriage, becoming too westernized and falling in love with a man who did not come from their Iraqi village. The Kurdish family came to Britain in 1998 when Banaz Mahmod was just 11.

"She was my present, my future, my hope," said Rahmat Suleimani, 29, Banaz Mahmod's boyfriend.

More than 25 women in Britain have been killed by their Muslim relatives in the past decade for offences they believe have brought shame on their family. More than 100 other homicides are under investigation for potential honor killings.

Some Muslim communities in Britain practice Sharia law, or strict Islamic law.

"We're seeing an increase around the world, due in part to the rise in Islamic fundamentalism," said Diana Nammi with the London-based Iranian and Kurdish Women's Rights Organization.
During the three-month trial over Banaz Mahmod's murder, prosecutors said the girl's father began beating her at an early age for using hairspray and becoming too westernized.

Her uncle once told her that she would already have been "turned to ashes" if she were his daughter and had shamed the family by becoming involved with the Iranian Kurd, her sister 22-year-old Bekhal Mahmod testified.

Banaz Mahmod ran away from home when she was a teenager, but was later sent an audio tape in which her father warned he would kill her sisters, her mother and himself if she did not come home, her sister said.She returned home and was later hospitalised after her brother attacked her, her sister testified. The brother said he had been paid by their father to finish her off, but in the end was unable to do it, but in the end was unable to do it, the sister said, testifying in a full black burqa. She said she still feared for her life.

The years of Banaz Mahmod's abuse were compounded by officers who repeatedly dismissed her cries for help.

She first went to police in December 2005 when she suspected her uncle was trying to kill her and her boyfriend. She sent the police a letter naming the men who she thought would later kill her.

On New Year's Eve, she was lured by her father to her grandmother's home and believed she would be attacked after he forced her to gulp down brandy and approached her while wearing gloves. She escaped by breaking a window, and was treated at a hospital.

Police dismissed her claims. One officer, who is under investigation, considered charging her with damages for breaking her grandmother's window.

Laying in her hospital bed after the escape, Banaz Mahmod recorded a dramatic video message saying she was "really scared".

The videotape, taken by her boyfriend at the hospital, was shown to the jury during the trial.

The boyfriend feared it could be the only chance she would have to detail her fears.

After she was released from the hospital, she returned home and tried to convince her family she stopped seeing her boyfriend, according to court documents.

But friends told the family they spotted the couple together on January 22, 2006.

Soon after, a group of men allegedly approached her boyfriend and tried to lure him into a car but he refused. It was that event that prompted Banaz Mahmod to go to police again. This time officers tried to persuade her to stay in a safe house. She refused, believing her mother would protect her, according to court documents.

But her mother and father left her alone in the house the next day. Her boyfriend - who noted the absence of text messages - quickly alerted police.

Her body was not discovered until three months later, after police tracked phone records.

One of the men who fled the country is allegedly the man who arranged for her burial in the northern city of Birmingham.

Bagelblogger: I can't be bothered to even try to keep the PC line here. What sort of twisted culture places honor in killing a daughter but approves a father threatening to kill her sisters, her mother and himself if she did not come home.

Despite protestations from the Muslim community, murders such as these would not occur if the particular communities involved weren't at least complicit in them through lack of action, and denouncement.

Posted by Mr Bagel:
on: Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pro-Israel Rally, In Washington, D.C. To Counter Anti-Israel Rally Held There Yesterday

This is the Pro-Israel / Anti-Anti-Israel Rally.
Read the sign calling for the condemnation of
Iran for Holocaust Denial and nuclear threats.

I really liked this sign, "Israel is on the map
to stay." This is another pic from the Pro-Israel
Anti-Anti-Israel rally, taken by John.

Here we see several of the pro-Israel group
who came to show their support for Israel.

Now, we come to the "bad guys", the Anti-
Israel rally.

This is a long shot of the Anti-Israel group.
Not nearly as "big" as they had boasted it
was going to be. Only a small crowd of around
a thousand or less.

This jerk is holding a sign that reads, "The
Bible is not a land deed."

They couldn't have an anti-Israel rally
without a "Pally" flag now could they ??

Whenever they hold an anti-Israel rally, all
of the lefties come crawling out of their holes
like snakes. Note the "Green Party" sign in the
left center of this pic.

Many thanks to Jonn Lilyea , (an editor and writer in Washington, DC.) , of "This ain't Hell, but you can see it from here", blog fame, for this report, and the accompanying photos above, taken at the Anti-Israel Rally held in Washington, D.C., yesterday, June 10, 2007. Atlas Shrugs also carried the story, her post can be read at:

Thanks to Pamela Geller Oshry, of Atlas Shrugs fame, for her post on the D.C. rally.

Read part of John's original post below, and view some of the pictures he made during the day, above. The pictures are of, not only the Anti-Israel Rally, but also pictures that he made of the Anti-Anti-Rally which was also held in response to the Anti-Israel Rally.

The anti-Israel rally in DC

Posted by: Jonn Lilyea @ 4:53 pm

June 10, 2007
We went to the rally against Israel this afternoon. We got there at about 2:30 and went by the pro-Israel group first (I had to get my bearings and I knew where the good guys were going to be

All-in-all they were a small, rational group; ..... Read complete post at:

Sunday, June 10, 2007

A Modern-Day Rip Van Winkle

A Modern-Day

"Rip Van Winkle"

"This is truly a remarkable story which I felt was greatly under-reported, so I thought I would open my newly launched blog, "Aaron's Rod", with this miraculous and thought provoking account. Truly Mr. Grzebski's story is a modern-day miracle, and I think we all have found ourselves in need of a miracle at one time or another. I hope that in it's re-telling, perhaps someone will be encouraged to never lose hope, and to never give-up, no matter what we may be facing. Enjoy ........"

Pole Wakes Up From 19 Year Coma

Last Updated: Saturday, 2 June 2007, 15:40 GMT 16:40 UK

"Mr Grzebski credits his survival to the care of his wife Gertruda."

Mr Grzebski's story

A Polish man has woken up from a 19-year coma to find the Communist party no longer in power and food no longer rationed, Polish TV reports.

Railway worker Jan Grzebski, 65, fell into a coma after he was hit by a train in 1988.

"Now I see people on the streets with mobile phones and there are so many goods in the shops it makes my head spin," he told Polish television.

He credits his survival to his wife, Gertruda, who cared for him.

Doctors gave him only two or three years to live after the accident.

A comatose patient is in a profound state of unconsciousness which renders them unaware of both self and the world around them, and from which they cannot be roused.

Although those in a coma do not respond to stimuli in a meaningful way, contrary to popular belief they do not always lie quiet and still - in some cases they can move, open their eyes and even talk.

Fall of communists

"It was Gertruda that saved me, and I'll never forget it," Mr Grzebski told news channel TVN24 of his recovery.

Mrs Grzebski is reported to have moved her husband every hour to prevent bed sores."I cried a lot, and I prayed a lot," Mrs Grzebski said on Polsat television.

"Those who came to see us kept asking: 'When is he going to die?' But he's not dead."

When Mr Grzebski had his accident Poland was still ruled by its last communist leader, Wojciech Jaruzelski.

"When I went into a coma there was only tea and vinegar in the shops, meat was rationed and huge petrol queues were everywhere," Mr Grzebski said.

The following year's elections ushered in eastern Europe's first post-communist government.

Poland joined the Nato alliance in 1999 and the European Union in 2004.

"What amazes me today is all these people who walk around with their mobile phones and never stop moaning," said Mr Grzebski.

"I've got nothing to complain about."