Monday, July 31, 2006

Wake Up

Looks like Tony Blair is caving in to the swing in popular opinion regarding the West's policies in the Middle East:
We need . . . to put a viable Palestinian government on its feet
It sounds as though Tony has concluded that the underlying cause of our confrontation with Islamofascism is Palestine - create the Palestinian state, and the issue is behind us. If that were true, then would we not have been hearing accolades from the Islamofascists for Israel's pull back from Gaza? Instead, Israel gets rockets.

I have to believe that Tony knows that the Palestinian state is a red herring.

Obsession, What the War on Terror is Really All About is an online documentary that explores the underyling motivations for Islamofascism. Must viewing.

Another good read is available in Islamic fundamentalism, also available online.

I have to believe that Blair knows the truth, is doing the usual politically expedient thing to remain in power, and is touting the Palestinian state for two reasons:
  1. a significant number of worried British voters will believe it
  2. once a Palestinian state is established and the terrorism in the world continues, clarity about the issue will be achieved for once and for all, allowing the west to act with conviction

Oregonzo Haiku

The left continues to become more shrill. The stakes are high. Worthy of expression in minimalistic haiku. Feel free to add yours in the comments. Inspiration.

mind decays alone
red rage beams from finger tips
keyboard stabs through wires

Friday, July 28, 2006

To All Feminists: Urgent Call to Action, Stand Up For Women's Rights

This is truly appalling. The condemned is a mother of four children, the youngest being 9.

Iran news:
If you believe that stoning is not an appropriate punishment for a woman having sex with a man other than her husband, if you believe that having sex is not a crime and does not turn a person into a criminal, and if you believe that Ahsraf Kalhori does not deserve to die for having had sex, then please express your opposition to stoning.

Your voice counts! I am asking you to please raise your voice against stoning Ashraf Kalhori by signing the petition addressed to the Iranian Head of the Judiciary and the Iranian Parliament representatives. We can save Ashraf's life and, furthermore, together demand a ban on stoning for ever!
There is a link to a petition in the article. I am posting this link so that all western feminists have the opportunity to help out their condemned sister.

I did find an Online petition. I noted that it ranked comfortably higher in popularity than an online petition to Reshoot Beyonce's "Deja Vu" video.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

China Deep Freezing DPRK

The article stresses that this has not been confirmed by the Chinese, but according to
The Australian:
CHINA'S relationship with its former satellite North Korea is unravelling fast, underlined by reports yesterday that the People's Bank of China has frozen all North Korea's accounts.

South Korean parliamentarian Park Jin said he had learned on a visit to Washington that through its action the Chinese central bank had responded to persistent North Korean counterfeiting of its currency, the yuan.
If true, this is encouraging.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Why Hezb'allah Must Be Crushed

Nasrallah makes it clear:
"if they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide."

His is not a solo voice either. He has students:

"Just like Hitler fought the Jews, we are a great Islamic nation of jihad, and we too should fight the Jews and burn them."

— Hisham Shamas, political science student, at a symposium hosted by Hezbollah's Al-Manar TV at Lebanon's largest and only government-run university, Université Libanaise, November 29, 2005

Got that? Do you have any question about the intentions of Hezb'allah now? Still believe that they want peace with Israel? Still believe they want peace with the Jewish people?

To reach an understanding of Israel's actions in Lebanon, ask yourself first if you think Israel has a right to exist. Yes, or no. Please, don't fumble around looking for the "honest broker" Canadian compromise position. This one is binary. You have to make up your mind.

If you answered "no", then, dear guest, kindly find the nearest exit from this blog, and don't bother coming back. And, oh, by the way, henceforth evermore ask yourself if you being hypocritical when you invoke the UN as a solution to some future crisis.

I presume if you are still reading that you answered in the affirmative. "Yes, Israel has a right to exist". This leads us to the next question.

Does Israel have the right to defend itself? That should be relatively easy. Do you? Does your spouse? Do your children? Does Canada? Does the USA? Doesn't everyone?

If your answer was "no", we'll have to determine later what "special conditions" dictate that Israel and the Jewish people do not have the right to defend themselves in another blog post. You are dismissed.

Now that we have established that Israel has the right to exist, and has the right to protect that existence, we now have to ask if Israel has the need to defend itself at this moment.

This is the crux of the matter, the core of the debate, if any, to have over Israel's actions. Read Nasrallah's quote again.

What does "going after them" mean? Rebuke them sharply with harsh words?

Israel has been provoked by an enemy openly declaring a desire to commit another genocide against the Jews. How can this not result in a life-or-death response from Israel? Who among you can provide a convincing argument that Israel's existence is not under direct threat by Hezb'allah? Until then, I submit that it is proper and fitting to measure Israel's current response to Hezb'allah's abduction of Israeli citizens from Israeli soil as remarkably restrained.

Update: It's beginning to look like the IDF response is beginning to have an effect. Ahmadinejad calls for cease-fire:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called for a cease-fire in Lebanon and lambasted US policy in the Middle East on Wednesday, saying the United States wanted to "recarve the map" of the region with Israel's help.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Bound To Be A Classic

Condi to Visit M.E.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Alignment and Anti-Semitism of the DPRK (Warning - Very Objectionable Material Referenced)

There is no denying it now. Here are some links to blogs operated by the DPRK propaganda machine:

Note this filth.

The owner of that blog (presumably a DPRK propagandist) uses the Hezb'allah flag as his icon.

This makes it apparent to me that this Hezb'allah incursion into Israel to abduct Israeli soldiers was co-ordinated with Hamas, Iran, and the DPRK missile test.

Axis of evil indeed.

I find myself wondering why Google, who bought, permits clearly anti-semitic filth to be posted by DPRK propagandists, when it is so ready to provide requested censorship in China.

Special welcome to visitors from the idiotic DPRK blogs mentioned here. I have a special link for you here.

Friday, July 21, 2006

What This War Is Really About

Sunni vs. Shiite

This is a widening schism between these two factions of Islam. It is a contest between Iran, now the center of gravity of the Shiite world, and Saudi Arabia. Both are oil-rich, and have their preferred list of customers: Sunni oil goes to the USA, Shiite oil goes to China.

A bonus for the winner is possession of Islam's holiest places.

Have you heard of the Shiite rioting in Saudi Arabia? Of course not, the press in Saudi Arabia severely censored with respect to this kind of news. How about the Saudi helicopter gunships that were used up and down the Gulf Coast to put down a Shiite uprising in the 80's (lest the Shiite success in Tehran spill over). That information was censored as well, and never reached the west. My father witnessed it all.

Add a few sprinkles of anti-Semitism, and you now have the middle east conflict in a nutshell.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Pattern Recognition for Moonbats

Step right up, test your skills... who can identify what this is?

Stumped? OK, will, if you must, here is a hint

Calls for Negotiations = Negotiating Your Own Demise

"no one will succeed in preventing us from pursuing our armed struggle...and no one will succeed in forcing us to lay down our weapons" Muhammad Raad [al-Ittihad, December 4, 2000]

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Where Have We Seen This Salute Before?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Lebanese turning on Hezb Allah?

The IDF has found that Hizbullah is preventing civilians from leaving villages in southern Lebanon. Roadblocks have been set up outside some of the villages to prevent residents from leaving, while in other villages Hizbullah is preventing UN representatives from entering, who are trying to help residents leave. In two villages, exchanges of fire between residents and Hizbullah have broken out.
If true, can you think of anything more evil than trapping families in a target zone? Who can doubt that Hizbullah must be crushed?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Genocidal Israelis

In the currently escalating conflict in between Israel and Hamas/Hezbollah, accusations of Israeli genocide against Palestinians are being made in various quarters.

Has it not been noticed that Israel has conducted no operations against the PA in the West Bank. Do you not think that the genocidal Israelis would use the excuse of provocation to attack Palestinians in the West Bank?

The calculus is simple: violate Israeli borders to abduct Israeli personnel and you will be attacked. This is not genocide. It is deterrence. Big difference.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Reviving Old Words

2 entries found for ninny
Here's one.
Here's the other one.