Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Kofi Annan has recently stated that Israel's "excessive use of force is to be condemned," and in a recent interview taken during the war, Jimmy Carter said, "I think they should declare an immediate cease-fire on both sides, Hezbollah said they would comply, I hope Israel will comply, and then do the long, slow, tedious negotiation that is necessary to stabilize the northern border of Israel completely." And while we're at it, let's try to diplomatically work out a long, slow, tedious negotiation between a full bathtub and a plugged-in toaster.

This military action was apparently also upsetting too many liberals back in America who believe that the only good Jew besides Al Franken, Barbara Streisand and Arthur Sulzberger is the kind that have been used to wash your body with in the shower. Yes, American liberals are just fed up with Israel not staying put when bestial player-hating Muslims push its buttons, and they are absolutely outraged when Israel dares strike back when they are messed with (don't those Jews know their whole "eye for an eye" thing was rendered obsolete by Gandhi?), not to mention the American Jews back home from those scheming neo-cons (code word for "Jews") like Paul Wolfowitz to obstinate Democratic deserters like Joe Lieberman (the only man liberals would call a traitor), who simply believe in the concept of self-defense for both the U.S. and its close Jewish ally. Liberals would sooner defend the "right" of an Arab Muslim to defend himself from the impending threat of a bus filled with women and children by blowing himself up in it than they would Israel protecting itself.

Liberals also like to shroud their anti-Semitism with the claim that it is not Jews they are against, but the Israelis because of their alleged "belligerence" - a term that was used against Israel in a statement made by the organizers of the Locarno International Film Festival, who dropped the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a festival sponsor this year. Belligerence? Are they talking about when Ariel Sharon went against the will of his Likud Party and withdrew from Gaza, which only preceded daily firings of rockets into Jewish communities? Or the belligerence demonstrated by Ehud Olmert's plan to evacuate the Jews from 95 percent of Judea and Samaria - all land they won fair and square after the war of 1967 - which the Arabs felt so grateful for that they kidnapped two Israelis and provoked what was the doormat of the world and then wasn't for a few weeks?

Why can't we just let the Jews finish the fight? A lot more bloodshed lies in the way of securing peace - which is an absolute imperative. Let's get it over with. If Israel can take out Saddam Hussein's Osirak nuclear facility as they did in 1981, they could also do the same with Iran - a rogue nation led by the new Hitler of the Middle East which they are already indirectly dealing with by attempting to wipe out from Lebanon the Iran-sponsored Hezbollah terrorist group.

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New dawn for Sweden? "A centre-Right alliance led by Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt won power in Sweden today, ending 12 years of Social Democrat rule. The Moderates had promised to lower taxes and trim the welfare state. Social Democrat Prime Minister Goran Persson, one of Europe's longest-serving leaders, has conceded defeat after 10 years in office. He will quit as party leader. According to almost complete results from Sweden's Election Commission, the four-party opposition bloc had won 48 per cent of votes to 46.2 per cent for Mr Persson and his allies. Taking the stage with his arms raised, a jubilant Reinfeldt told supporters, "We campaigned as the New Moderates. We won as the New Moderates, and together with our alliance partners we will rule Sweden as the New Moderates".

When will the nonsense about Islam stop? "The hardline Muslims who took to burning churches this weekend in the wake of Pope Benedict's remarks supposedly linking Islam to violence seem to have proved his point. In keeping with the ludicrous over-reaction to a Danish newspaper's decision last year to publish cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed, churches around the world have been firebombed and death threats issued." [Pope protest in Srinagar above is a picture worth 1,000 words]

No dialogue with Islam possible: "The irony of this row is that it is the opposite of what the Pope was trying to achieve. Benedict ended his speech by hoping for a new dialogue between the sciences, religions and cultures "which is so urgently needed today". It looks, from this miserable episode, as if you can only have a conversation that deals - however remotely - with Islam on Muslim terms. Not much of a dialogue, then."

The Anchoress has a very detailed coverage of the controversy over the Pope's speech.

Australia's Islamic neighbour: "Indonesia is in the middle of an explosive debate about whether conservative Islamic morality will become enforceable law in that nation of 230 million. It is a debate that threatens to unravel the secular foundation of the republic itself. Amid street protests, the DPR, Indonesia's newly democratic legislature, is debating a reactionary Anti-Pornography Bill that is really an attempt to introduce hardline interpretations of sharia (Islamic law) by stealth. The bill would criminalise much sexuality, force women to cover up almost completely, largely exclude them from public space and tightly censor the arts and media.

The maker of the "Path to 9/11" TV series reports: "I am neither an activist, politician or partisan, nor an ideologue of any stripe. What I am is a writer who takes his job very seriously, as do most of my colleagues: Also, one who recently took on the most distressing and important story it will ever fall to me to tell. I considered it a privilege when asked to write the script for "The Path to 9/11." I felt duty-bound from the outset to focus on a single goal--to represent our recent pre-9/11 history as the evidence revealed it to be. The American people deserve to know that history: They have paid for it in blood. Like all Americans, I wish it were not so. I wish there were no terrorists. I wish there had been no 9/11. I wish we could squabble among ourselves in assured security. But wishes avail nothing. My Iranian parents fled tyranny and oppression. I know and appreciate deeply the sanctuary America has offered.... Clearly, those enraged that a film would criticize the Clinton administration's antiterrorism policies--though critical of its successor as well--were willing to embrace only one scenario: The writer was a conservative hatchetman."

IL: Veto of "living wage" law stands: "The so-called 'living-wage' ordinance that would have required mega-retailers here to pay their workers higher wages was successfully turned back Wednesday as supporters on the City Council could not muster enough votes to override Mayor Richard Daley's veto. Daley, who vetoed the ordinance this week saying it would cost the city jobs and hurt people who need those jobs the most, was able to convince enough aldermen who voted in favor of the ordinance in July to change their votes. The vote was 31-18 in favor of overriding the veto -- three short of the necessary votes to do so."



"All the worth which the human being possesses, all spiritual reality, he possesses only through the State." -- 19th century German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. Hegel is the most influential philosopher of the Left -- inspiring Karl Marx, the American "Progressives" of the early 20th century and university socialists to this day.

The Big Lie of the late 20th century was that Nazism was Rightist. It was in fact typical of the Leftism of its day. It was only to the Right of Stalin's Communism. The very word "Nazi" is a German abbreviation for "National Socialist" (Nationalsozialistisch)

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