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Not Surprising

Posted in Politics, Religion, Society on July 24th, 2014

I love living in New York but I freely admit that there’s a lot of things in NYC that are not so great to see. This is especially true of Times Square if one is un-thrilled with in-your-face mercantilism and marketing. This is what makes CAMERA’s billboard, placed in Times Square just outside the offices of the New York Times‘ newsroom, such a great joy to behold.

Neither Hamas' nor the NY Times attacks upon Israel's Jews is surprising
Not Surprising At All

And the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is 100% correct. It neither surprising that hate-filled Muslims that make up the jihadist terrorist group, Hamas attack Israel with rockets not that the Lamestream Media, exemplified by the New York Times, attacks Israel with their pens. Jihad is jihad – whether it’s the honestly violent Jihad as-sayf (jihad of the sword) of the Muslim terrorists or the more cowardly Jihad bi-al-Lisan (jihad of the tongue) and Jihad bi-al-Qalam (jihad of the pen) of America’s ever-antisemitic MSM.

How could it be surprising when the Lamestream media and the Liberals and Progressives they pander to are nothing but the other side of the coin of the Muslims’ genocidal jihad? Hamas wouldn’t exist if these anti-Semites didn’t consistently support them. Hamas certainly wouldn’t be using their own children – supposed noncombatants – as human shields if the MSM wasn’t eager to sensationalize the deaths of the children and blame Israel, and Israel alone, for their deaths.

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New York: Bird's-eye Views
Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction
America the Beautiful: Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great
The Punishment of Gaza
One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Obama On Obama

Posted in Humor, Politics on July 23rd, 2014

Obama POS
Obama On Obama

One thing you have to give Obama – he’s not one to let little things or people’s opinions interfere with his self-image. ;-)

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Hamas’ Rubicon

Posted in Politics on July 23rd, 2014

Just another Muslim terrorist with Qur'anIn all conflicts there comes a point when one side or the other has to either “Cross the Rubicon” or stop. In the ongoing was of the Muslims against the Jews and Christians of Israel Hamas has, perhaps unknowingly, crossed the Rubicon and has quite likely past the point of no return.

The Palestinians in Gaza have launched too many rockets, dug too many terror tunnels, and wantonly used too many “innocent” children as human shields, and refused and/broke too many cease fires for even the United Nations, once their staunch ally against Israel, to support them.

This is a significant change in position for the UN and it’s shocking to hear Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speak so openly against Hamas, whom he and the rest of the UN have previously always supported in their war against Israel and all the non-Muslims therein.

Mr. Prime Minister, thank you again for your warm welcome. It’s always a pleasure to visit, for me, Israel. But this time I am standing with a very heavy, heavy heart. As we speak, rockets from Hamas and Islamic Jihad continue to be fired on Israel. I have just seen myself, with the Prime Minister, all kinds of rockets fired by Hamas onto the heads of these people and neighborhoods of where many people are living. This is quite shocking. And I have seen all these photos and videos and evidences myself. The United Nations’ position is clear: we condemn strongly the rocket attacks.

These must stop immediately. We condemn the use of civilian sites, schools, hospitals and other civilian facilities for military purposes. Your country won’t accept rockets raining down on its territory. And all countries and parties have an international obligation to protect civilians. I extend my deep condolences to the Prime Minister and to the people of Israel on the fatalities from the recent escalation. We’ll not forget the killing and abduction of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaer and Naftaly Frankel. I was deeply moved by the words of Rachel Frankel as she buried her own son. I quote: “We will learn to sing without you,” she said. “We will always hear your voice in our hearts.” And she went on to reach out to the family of Muhammad abu Khdeir, the 16-year-old boy burned alive simply because of who he was. Mrs. Frankel said, I quote: “No mother or father should ever have to go through what we are going through, and we share the pain of Muhammad’s parents.” End quote. It is that spirit of shared anguish, humanity and hope that calls me here. Too many Palestinian and Israeli mothers are burying their children. We owe it to their sacrifice and to Israeli and Palestinian aspirations for peace, to intensify efforts to find a solution.

Over the last three days I have met with the leadership in Qatar, Kuwait, Egypt. I met President Abbas in Qatar and US Secretary of State, John Kerry, in Cairo yesterday. This is all part of a concerted international effort for urgent action. My message to Israelis and Palestinians is the same: Stop fighting! Start talking and take on the root causes of the conflict so we are not back to the same situation in another six months or a year. We must address these underline issues, including mutual recognition, occupation, despair and denial of dignity, so people do not feel they have to resort to violence as a means of expressing their grievances. Military actions will not increase Israel’s stability and security in the longer time. I fully share and appreciate the legitimacy, the security concerns and right to defend your country and citizens. Israel is a democratic strong country, and I urge you to demonstrate fortitude by exercising maximum restraint. Recovery and reconstruction work is more needed than ever. Governance issues must be addressed by one legitimate Palestinian government adhering to the PLO commitment – non-violence, recognition of Israel and respect for previous agreements. The United nations will continue to support these efforts.

– UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
Tel Aviv, Israel, July 22, 2014

True, Ban Ki-moon’s statement wasn’t uncontaminated by both digs at Israel and calls for them to continue to show amazing and unwarranted restraint in their efforts to defend their people from the Muslims in Gaza. Still, it was the starkest and sternest rebuke of Hamas that the UN, long-infiltrated by the OIC, has ever made.

One thing to note, however – this will not be publicized by the MSM. It does not fit with their ongoing antisemitic rhetoric or their slavish support for Muslim terrorism. If the West’s MSM made the shift in UN opinion known, they’d alienate the Liberals and Progressives who make up the bulk of their viewership and/or readership.

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Israel: A History
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The Terrorists: A Martin Beck Police Mystery (10) (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
Partisan Journalism: A History of Media Bias in the United States (Communication, Media, and Politics)
Why Israel is the Victim