Monday, August 11, 2014

Too much time sensitive news and comment to hold


With Rehab and shopping today, I have 50+ emails I couldn't get through. But I'm posting this now as lots of very timely news that won't wait. ~Bob

Best Blog Posts from the Past

My Self-Help Books
One of the physical therapy students told me she gave Advice for my Granddaughter to her 13-year-old daughter, because she knew she would read it. But she didn't think her 12-year-old son would read Advice for boys, so she is reading a section every night at the dinner table. Cool about the reading, and more cool that she is one of those parents who believe the family should eat dinner together, with no electronic devices present. They are in short supply.

C.Y.A. Protecting Yourself in the Modern Jungle
Advice for adults--with an edge. All author royalties are donated to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Advice for my Granddaughter: For When I’m Gone
A book to provide practical guidance on life decisions for ‘tween and teen girls. All author royalties are donated to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Advice for Boys: From an Old Marine by Robert A. Hall
Advice for Boys is a short, east-to-read guide that will light the path in a chaotic world for that tween or teen boy in your heart. It is a companion book to the author’s Advice for my Granddaughter for girls. All author’s royalties are donated to the Pulmonary

General News and Comment

Actor Robin Williams Found Dead in Possible Suicide.
Excerpt:He was 63.The cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation, according to the coroner’s office in Tiburon, Calif. He was found in his home. His publicist Mara Buxbaum said the actor had been battling depression of late. (I liked Williams' humor, but not his politics. Another example of why the wealthy elites, especially Godless liberals, are not happy. They feel empty and bored, and seek to dispel that with sensations in place of meaning: drugs, sex, alcohol and sometimes the excitement of violence. All of which leaves them more empty and bored. The only path to happiness is to care about something greater than yourself--church, community, country, charity or cause or an organization such as the USMC. ~Bob

Worth Reading: Compassionate Conservatives and Cruel Leftists. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt:Compassion is useful when it’s pragmatic. Idealistic compassion that is global, rather than interpersonal, is the symptom of a manipulative personality. Pragmatic people can seem cruel because they have little faith in organizational compassion. They distrust systems. Instead they help people.

DHS Official Busted in Craigslist Ad Child Porn Sting. By Tim Brown 
Excerpt: A 54-year-old employee of DHS is now under arrest in a Sacramento County Jail after he was busted a sting that involved a Craigslist ad he placed in an attempt to engage in sex with a mother and her underage daughter.

Interesting: Sweden announces that races don't exist. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: No, this is not The Onion. Though with Swedish politics it’s often hard to tell. Ullenhag is also a member of a somewhat conservative party. In theory it’s not a bad idea. At least it’s a less bad idea than the current policy of seeing racism everywhere. Of course people who get grants to fight racism are not happy. (Race is a pretty amorphous concept. Obama is as much white as black, but it is profitable to him to identify as black. The majority of the 3000 black slave owners in New Orleans in 1860 were half black. But the racism of the South identified as 'black" anyone with any black blood at all. Just as Sen. Liz Warren got benefits from being a native American on a family story that she was 1/32nd Cherokee. [According to my grandmother, I'm 1/16th Cree, so having despite no proof--like Warren--I want minority benefits!] In my view, race means nothing, culture and character are everything. ~Bob)

Surprise: America Is Losing the War on Drugs
Excerpt: An overwhelming majority of adults still believe the United States is losing the war on drugs, but they are more divided over whether money is the answer. Just three percent (3%) of American Adults believe the United States is winning the war on drugs, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Eighty-four percent (84%) disagree. (With the Obama administration arming the cartels, the 3% are, well, smoking something...~Bob)

Worth Reading: The Disaster Of The Obama Presidency. By Robert G. Kaufman, Professor of Public Policy, Pepperdine University
Excerpt: The Obama presidency lies in shambles. Few presidents have promised more, delivered less, or done more damage. The economy limps along anemically — the weakest recovery from a recession in history. Rising taxes, suffocating regulation, soaring domestic spending, and voraciously expanding entitlements have deep-chilled growth, innovation, and the creation of new jobs. The administration has tenaciously impeded the exploitation of huge energy reserves that could transform the U.S. into an energy exporter.

Hawaii governor loses primary; Schatz holds slim lead over Hanabusa for Senate
Excerpt: Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie (D) was overwhelmingly defeated Saturday by his primary challenger, state Sen. David Ige. He is the first sitting governor in the history of the state to fall in a primary. With nearly all votes tallied Sunday, Ige led Abercrombie 66 percent to 31 percent.

Hawaii Governor Booted From Office: Obama urged voters to re-elect key Democrat
Excerpt: In an election-year stunner, Gov. Neil Abercrombie of Hawaii was ousted from office Saturday by state Sen. David Ige, who crushed the incumbent in the Democratic primary, despite a last-minute push for Abercrombie by President Barack Obama. Although he has been outspent by about 10 to 1, Ige defeated Abercrombie by a margin of 67 to 32 percent....Just last month, Obama urged residents of the Aloha State to vote for Abercrombie, using the Hawaiian term for family in a radio commercial, saying Abercrombie is “like ohana to me.”

Excerpt: How many of you caught the news of the Russian nuclear capable bombers flying just 50 miles off the California coast on Monday last? Our Air Force sent up two F-22's to monitor their activity. Two of them headed back toward Russia and two of them swung north and skirted Alaskan airspace. Vladimir Putin is just teasing Barry, just like he mocks him every week. How many saw the laser image of Obama lusting after a banana projected on the side of a Moscow office building? Putin has no respect for Barry, with good reason. He's pretty well had his way in the Ukraine, having learned that Barry's "red lines" are just laughable...not to be taken seriously.

UK: Canon Andrew White: 'You have got to be prepared to die for your faith.' By Archbishop Cranmer
Excerpt: Why were the Christians not deemed worthy of the same level of concern and support? Why is the Prime Minister less burdened by their right to freedom and dignity? Are Christians worth less than members of a so-called 'sect'? Baroness Warsi observed back in January that the persecution of Christians has become a "global crisis". But she did nothing. She said the UK Government was committed to standing up to such persecution. But she did nothing. She said majority Muslim nations have a duty to defend Christian minorities. But she did nothing. She assured us that she had elevated religious discrimination against Christians and other minorities to a key priority in the Government’s human rights work. But she did nothing.

Hometown Battlefield
Song about Canadian vets and PTSD. ~Bob

The Men's Rights Movement and the Women Who Love It. Mother Jones
Excerpt: When many people think of the men's rights movement, the image that springs to mind is lonely men lurking in chat rooms and railing against women. But in recent years, a group of brash, witty female activists has taken up the cause. And some of them are emerging as the movement's leading voices. It may seem counterintuitive that women would be helping drive the conversation about a movement that's fighting anti-male discrimination and campaigning fiercely against feminism.

Remember when Obama promised that he would not take vacations if elected President?
Excerpt: Weasel Zippers has revived an old video of Barack Obama promising not to take vacations if he were elected president. ... “The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.” (This video is just too, too good to miss. It's not even a minute long, but what he says, so very clearly, will just crack you up. Beautiful thought, beautifully expressed, absolutely inspiring. Not remotely related to the reality of his presidency, but hey, it's a great thought. --Del. Every Obama promise came with an expiraton date--they were just lies to win votes. ~Bob.)

A children's problem to test the aptitude of politicians. By Oleg Atbashian
Excerpt: There is a reason why the question below, from a Hong Kong elementary school test, is making the rounds on the internet. Most adults can't solve it – not for want of math skills, but because most of them have lost the child's ability of unconventional thinking. Instead, they have acquired the debilitating unwillingness to try a different perspective.

U.S. Marijuana Legalization Already Weakening Mexican Cartels, Violence Expected To Decline. By Cathy Reisenwitz
Excerpt: Latin America is the largest global exporter of cannabis and cocaine. In 2011 the DOJ’s now-shuttered National Drug Intelligence Center found that the top cartels controlled the majority of drug trade in marijuana, heroin, and methamphetamine in over 1,000 US cities. Research into black markets shows that producer countries experience more violence than consumer countries. In essence, the global war on drugs is a UN scheme to shrug drug war costs off rich countries’ shoulders and onto poor Latin American countries, with horrifyingly violent results.

Texas Judge Orders Removal Of YouTube Video Exposing Abuse Of Children In Foster Care System. By Lana Shadwick
Excerpt: The video also reveals the 377-day nightmare suffered by him and his six siblings after they were ripped from their loving family and placed in four different foster care facilities out of county. The mother told Breitbart Texas “they are trying to rake this abuse under the rug.” Breitbart Texas has procured the YouTube video from a source outside the family.

Ebola News

What are US biowar researchers doing in the Ebola zone?
The research program, occurring in Sierra Leone, the Republic of Guinea, and Liberia—said to be the epicenter of the 2014 Ebola outbreak—has the announced purpose, among others, of detecting the future use of fever-viruses as bioweapons. Is this purely defensive research? Or as we have seen in the past, is this research being covertly used to develop offensive bioweapons?

Ebola death toll climbs to 932 as Nigerian nurse who treated Patrick Sawyer dies
Interestingly enough, the nurse who treated Sawyer 2 weeks ago, also contracted the disease, and now she has lost her life. ... We understand that there's an experimental drug, but it is not certain how effective it is, and if there's any serious side effects. Doctors should think twice before mass producing this drug, because it could turn out to be the door to something even worse than Ebola.

I'm still not worried about Ebola. ~Bob

Undocumented Democrat News

Department Of Education: Unaccompanied Illegal Immigrant Minors 'Entitled To' Public Education
Excerpt: “All children in the United States are entitled to equal access to a public elementary and secondary education, regardless of their or their parents' actual or perceived national origin, citizenship, or immigration status,” the fact sheet explains. “This includes recently arrived unaccompanied children, who are in immigration proceedings while residing in local communities with a parent, family member, or other appropriate adult sponsor.” Since October more than 62,900 unaccompanied minors have been detained illegally entering the U.S., the vast majority of who have been from Central America.

Ecerpt: 'The primary responsibility of the commander-in-chief is to protect the homeland,' said O'Keefe. 'With a single trip to the border, we proved that President Obama and Congress have failed miserably and are misleading America.' A U.S. Customs and Border Patrol official told MailOnline that his agency's forces are stretched to the breaking point.

"You're Greener Than Gore" News

Wind Turbine ‘Infrasound’ May Be Making Thousands Sick In UK, US
Excerpt: The windswept Scottish highlands are increasingly becoming home to thousands of wind turbines due to government policies seeking to boost green energy production and fight global warming.... “It is bonkers that infrasound low frequency noise monitoring is not included in any environmental assessments.... Vivers also noted that there has been an “acknowledged and unexplained increase of insomnia, dizziness and headaches” in the town of Dundee, which is where two wind turbines been in service since 2006. (Glad I visited 20 years ago....Barb)

California Planning to Regulate Ground Water. By William Bigelow
Excerpt: Lester Snow, director of the nonprofit group California Water Foundation and a former state secretary for natural resources, explained, "What we're doing with groundwater is an equivalent to deficit spending. Something bad is going to happen [in the long run.]" The legislation proposed flies in the face of the traditional perspective of groundwater belonging to the property owner. However, there have already been changes to the prevailing attitude; some water districts are supervising their underground sources; some others were forced to do so by court proceedings.

Religion of Peace News

Worth Reading--Very Interesting: Papal envoy calls for ARMED RESPONSE to defend Christians from Genocide
Referring to military action, Archbishop Giorgio Lingua, the Vatican's nuncio to Iraq, told Vatican Radio, "This is something that had to be done, otherwise [the Islamic State] could not be stopped." Such a call is virtually unprecedented for a papal envoy in modern times, but our age is an extraordinary one and the Islamic State has no interest in a bargaining table. Instead, the Islamic State is bent on genocide and barbarism, ruthlessly exterminating anyone who opposes them. ("And the Pope has cast his arms abroad for agony and loss, And called the kings of Christendom for swords about the Cross." Lepanto by G. K. Chesterton. But Barack Obama is hardly Don John of Austria. ~Bob)

Worth Reading: The Un-Midas Touch. By Victor Davis Hanson
Excerpt: Everything that Barack Obama touches seems to turn to dross. Think of it for a minute. He inherited a quiet Iraq (no American combat deaths at all in December 2009). Joe Biden bragged of the calm that it would be the administration’s “greatest achievement.” But by pulling out all U.S. peacekeepers — mostly for a 2012 reelection talking point — Obama ensured an ISIS wasteland. He put his promised eye on Afghanistan at last, and we have lost more soldiers there than during the Bush administration and a Taliban victory seems likely after more than a decade of lost American blood and treasure. The message seems to be that it is better for Obama to have his eye off something than on it.

The Country of the Blind: Perhaps it isn’t fair to lay the blame wholly at Obama's feet.By Andrew Klavan.
Excerpt: Fifty-six percent of American women voted for Obama’s reelection, for instance. And today, because of the president’s perfidious surrender of W’s Iraq victory (which closed down the “rape rooms” of Saddam Hussein) women in Iraq are being sold into slavery — sold into slavery — by the Islamist monsters who have taken up the power vacuum Obama left behind. But don’t worry, Iraqi slave ladies. American women have your back and are, even as you are being sold, taking to the streets to protest the fact that Hobby Lobby won’t pick up the check for some of their birth control.

Middle East Meltdown: Here's What's Happening. By Patrick Poole
Excerpt: The Middle East is in full meltdown and the U.S. is rapidly nearing full retreat in the region. But considering the incompetents running our foreign policy, our absence may be best for the Middle East for the moment. So here’s what’s happening:

Obama: "Not My Decision" to Pull Troops Out of Iraq". By Joel Gehrke
Excerpt: We got no guidance from the White House,” Jeffrey told me. “We didn’t know where the President was. Maliki kept saying, ‘I don’t know what I have to sell.’ ” At one meeting, Maliki said that he was willing to sign an executive agreement granting the soldiers permission to stay, if he didn’t have to persuade the parliament to accept immunity. The Obama Administration quickly rejected the idea. “The American attitude was: Let’s get out of here as quickly as possible,” Sami al-Askari, the Iraqi member of parliament, said.

Worth Reading: In Iraq, Obama launches another drive-by war. By Timothy P. Carney 
Excerpt: President Obama says he doesn’t take lightly the decision to launch air attacks on Iraq — but you couldn’t tell that from the way he launched the attack.
Obama may or may not be making the correct decision in attacking theIslamic State of Iraq and Syria — the well-armed Islamist terrorist group now attempting a horrifying takeover of Iraq — and so it would have been proper for Obama to raise the question for debate in the past few months while ISIS spread across Iraq. Also, the legality of attacking without congressional authorization is murky. (This will work out as well as his war in Libya. There are clearly advantages to being President. I wish I could call in air strikes on evil people even from vacation. ~Bob)

Fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates to join Islamic State, U.S. officials say. By Greg Miller
Excerpt: U.S. spy agencies have begun to see groups of fighters abandoning al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Africa to join the rival Islamist organization that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria and been targeted in American airstrikes, U.S. officials said.


Obama: Bad Intelligence Behind ISIS Underestimation
Excerpt: Saturday from the White House South Lawn, President Barack Obama blamed "intelligence estimates" for not anticipating the speed in which ISIS would capture large sections of Iraq. (Gee, that's what Bush said about WNDs in Iraq, and the Democrats all accepted that...~Bob)

New York Times: New Media Drove Obama To Action In Iraq. By John Nolte
Excerpt: The New York Times doesn't come right out and say it was New Media that finally drove Obama to admit he withdrew from Iraq prematurely by ordering airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq. But when the New York Times admits that the specter of Benghazi is what drove Obama to action, that is exactly what the Times is saying:

Knowing Your Enemy, Part 2. (GRAPHIC.) The Political Commentator
Excerpt: The five-year-old son of a founding member of Baghdad’s Anglican church was cut in half during an attack by the Islamic State on the Christian town of Qaraqosh.In an interview Aug. 8, an emotional Canon Andrew White told ACNS that he christened the boy several years ago, and that the child’s parents had named the lad Andrew after him.

OOPS! ISIS Bomb Instructor Accidentally Detonates Suicide Vest, 21 Terrorists Dead. By Jim Hoft
Excerpt: "This is so funny. It shows how stupid they are,” Raad Hashim, a local who works at a liquor store near the site of a restaurant bombing last week, said about the bungled training.(I ran a similar story awhile back...~Bob)

ISIS: Killing Gets Then Off. By Ace of Spades
Excerpt: The more ISIS fighters who die now, the less terrorism we'll have in the next twenty years.These people are not going back to shepherding. They like killing. Killing gets them off, and I do mean that in the sexual sense. No one who does this much bloody slaughter is doing so for purely political reasons.

France ignores Obama, will supply weapons to the Kurds. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: The subtext here isn’t very subtle. France will work through the EU rather than NATO. There’s also a dig at American unilateralism, this time under the great multilateralist Obama. Considering that France casually invades countries that the UN Security Council has never even heard of, this sudden multilateralism is meaningless hypocrisy.

U.S. sending weapons directly to Kurdish forces, officials say
Excerpt: The U.S. government has begun to funnel weapons directly to Kurdish forces fighting Islamist militants in northern Iraq, U.S. officials said Monday, deepening American involvement in a conflict that the Obama administration had long sought to avoid. The decision to arm the Kurds, via a covert channel established by the CIA, was made even as Pentagon officials acknowledged that recent U.S. airstrikes against the militants were having only a temporary deterrent effect and were unlikely to sap their will to fight.

ISIS Supporters Rally in Germany
Excerpt: Supporters of the genocidal Islamic State, formerly ISIS, violently attacked Kurdish Yazidis living in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, according to Soeren Kernof the Gatestone Institute. German police say Muslim extremists stormed a restaurant in the German town of Herford on Thursday afternoon. (No different than Hamas supporters. ~Bob)

Hashtag Wars. By Charles C. W. Cooke
Excerpt: To cruise the various hashtags that ISIS and its advocates frequent is to be appalled. There, in photograph after photograph and video after video, men, women, and children are herded into ditches and shot dead. Decapitated and impaled heads are ten a penny. One especially harrowing video shows a man screaming as his head is slowly severed. If the intention is to scare potential victims in the Middle East, it will undoubtedly be working. But these things have also found eyes in the Pentagon, in American newsrooms, and — crucially — among voters across the United States. One wonders if, by broadcasting its misdeeds so explicitly, ISIS is ultimately signing its own death warrant.

Sebastian Gorka: Ignoring ISIS Threat Is 'National Security Malpractice'
Excerpt: The counterinsurgency expert likened this kind of thinking to how Neville Chamberlain thought about the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1938. Moreover, the asymmetrical warfare specialist was appalled by the Deputy National Security Advisor's comment this week that the “Islamic State” is not a threat to the United States. By making that claim, Gorka said it was cause for firing and labeled it “national security malpractice.”

Important: Former NATO Head: U.S. Advisers Needed to Fight With Iraqis, Kurds
Excerpt: Retired Adm. James Stavridis, the former head of NATO, said the U.S. should send troops to fight on the ground with Kurds and Iraqis against the terrorist group ISIL, the Military Times reports. While the military says about 250 U.S. troops are “assessing” the capabilities of the Iraqis and Kurds and sharing intelligence with them, Stavridis said “many more” Special Forces should be deployed to help: (OK, now the real soldiers will tell the President and everyone else, through the media, what really needs to be done if we are to make a difference in Iraq. And we really need to make a difference, ISIS needs to be stopped and smashed, and the Kurds in particular need our full support. This is IMPORTANT stuff, really important, what happens in Iraq in the next few months will have huge effects for a very long time. --Del. I dunno. Sending troops to fight and die in a war the country and especially the president does not have the grit to win seems like a tough call. ~Bob)

If Genocide Won't Unite Iraq, Nothing Will. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: Middle Eastern countries with mixed ethnic and religious populations tend to be unstable and war-torn. Israel and Lebanon are two of the obvious examples, but Iraq and Syria have long histories of conflict predating the current civil wars. Whatever stability they had came from dictators and bloodshed. In Israel, Sunni Muslims can’t get along with the native Jewish population they had once conquered, but which had managed to achieve political independence. In Lebanon, Sunni and Shiite Muslims can’t get along with each other or the pre-existing Christian population despite multiple agreements.

Muslims and Morlocks: The Tunnels. By Glenn Fairman
Excerpt: As of now, the discovery of over 31 painstakingly created tunnels, extending as far as 3 km into Israel, has brought to light the equivalent of a Hamas “9/11 style” plot where it was hoped that 10,000 deaths and/or kidnappings were to occur on Israel’s high holy day of redemption: Rosh Hashanah. Excavated and fortified by concrete and steel over a period of years by a regime screaming that the Israeli embargo was choking off the very life of Palestinians, each tunnel appears to have been paired and large enough to convey wheeled vehicles such as militarized motorcycles to assist in their brazen onslaught.

Good Point: Worse than Nazis: Even the Nazis built bomb shelters to protect their own people. By Gene Schwimmer
Excerpt: Comparing the two photos, it would seem obvious that the tunnels Hamas built to attack Jews in Israel could serve just as well to protect Arabs in Gaza – not just in their solid construction, but in their proximity to Gaza’s civilian population. Recall that these tunnels constitute a vast network, directly beneath the streets of Gaza, often with entrances located within Gazan dwellings. So why, given the proximity of these tunnels, and the generous advance warnings given by the Israeli military – far more generous than the 15-second warnings Israelis get to seek shelter from Hamas’s rockets – does Hamas not allow their civilian population to use these tunnels as bomb shelters?

Excerpt: A Catholic Archbishop ministering to Gaza’s minute Christian minority says Hamas terrorists forced him to allow them to use his church to fire rockets at Israel during the four week-long Operation Protective Edge. “Islam is the rule of this place and whatever Hamas says we must obey or face consequences,” Archbishop Alexios told The Christian Broadcasting Network.

Short Memories: Once Upon a Time Killing Civilians was Kosher for the Brits. By Jeff Lipkes
Excerpt: By the end of spring 1941 the Battle of Britain was over. English cities were no longer menaced by German bombers. But rockets were being fired at the U.K. from bases in northern France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, first the V1 “buzzbombs” and then the V2s. The British were naturally not content with hitting the missile sites, difficult in any case, as the missiles were moved repeatedly. After a brief and largely unsuccessful campaign of strategic bombing, where military facilities and munitions plants were targeted, the British switched to area bombing—incinerating civilians.

Why Egypt Should Keep the Rafah Crossing Closed. By Gamal Abuel Hassan
Excerpt: One aspect of the three-week-long conflict in Gaza between Israel and Hamas that has gotten curiously little play is the Egyptian angle, especially the Rafah Crossing, controlled by Egypt. The conflict was in a sense largely about this issue. Hamas’s war was intended to create a situation whereby the new regime in Cairo, headed by former general and now president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, was to find itself increasingly embarrassed and forced by public opinion, both in Egypt and the wider region, to re-open Rafah as a commercial terminal. Hamas took its strategy right out of the Arab regime playbook. For the last six decades, Arab leaders have frequently attacked Israel to achieve political goals that are completely unrelated to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

UK, France, Germany Endorse Hamas Demands on Gaza. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: It’s official. Hamas is the new PLO. And three major European governments now endorse its demands for free weapons smuggling into Gaza. COMMENT: JRKipling said:...What France should do and what it is capable of doing are two different things. France is now 20% muslim and all those muslims got into France by nice, fair minded tolerant non judgmental people like yourself that 50 years ago said we should never judge muslims for being muslims, but rather, as you always say, by their individual qualities as people.

The Spy Who Told Me: Why Israel vs. Palestine Is Different This Time Around. By John McLaughlin
Excerpt: Lastly, although U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is pouring huge energy into the search for a solution, the simple truth is that American influence in the region is diminished. What’s the cause of this saltier relationship between the Arab world and America? Take Egypt and Syria to start. Unfairly or not, most Middle Easterners point to the rapidity with which the U.S. turned against longtime ally Hosni Mubarak during the Egyptian revolution in 2011 and the American decision not to use military strikes against Syria — despite the fact that President Obama had declared that he would. In short, the Middle East doubts America’s commitments.

Indefatigable Israeli: Netanyahu at the ramparts. By Quin Hillyer
Excerpt: While others may not praise Netanyahu quite so exuberantly, the basic tenor of American reactions to his name, everywhere I go, is the same: “I really wish we had a leader like that.” Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu has plenty of critics, both in his own country and among some hardliners and some doves in American Jewry, and he has been no paragon of virtue in his private life. But there is no doubt that the man is a superb communicator, a canny politician and diplomat, and a remarkably tough, persistent, able leader.

Defending Jerusalem in Europe. By Stephen Brown
Excerpt : " Germany alone, several hundred former, Israeli soldiers are charged with the protection of Jewish institutions,” Beni Tal, an Israeli ex-military security agent working in Europe told the German newspaper Die Welt. “In all of Europe, we’re talking thousands.” Well aware of history, German Jewish associations know the first major step in any planned liquidation of Europe’s Jewish communities, especially of their own, is the destruction of their synagogues. This is what occurred in Germany in November, 1938, and later came to be called ‘Kristallnacht’ (Crystal Night).

The show should go on in London. By Michael Curtis Excerpt:In a popular Sherlock Holmes story, the solution to the mystery hinges on the curious incident of the dog that did not bark. No mystery hinges on the reality that Europe did not bark about the committing of crimes against humanity and war crimes by Hamas, the terrorist group that occupies and controls Gaza in using civilians, especially children, as human shields to prevent any Israeli response to attacks on its civilians. Instead, noises quite different in character have been voiced in the hostile words and actions of citizens in various European countries. (I lived in Britain for 30 years. They are just as nasty about Americans as they are about Jews. --Kate. Not in Bonny Scotland! ~Bob)

Rabbi Fatally Shot While Walking To North Miami Beach Synagogue. By Kate O'Hare
Excerpt:The police said the suspects -- for whom they don't yet have a good description -- fled, one on a bicycle and one on foot. Law enforcement is also holding off labeling the attack a hate crime. But, as reported by the Miami CBS affiliate in a story from July 28, about two blocks from where Rabbi Raksin was shot, the Congregation Torah Ve'emunah, at 1000 N.E. 175th Street, was vandalized. Around 1 a.m. that morning, a member of a community watch group found swastikas and the word "Hamas" spray-painted on the pillars of the synagogue.

The Socialist Nazi Sympathizing Jew Who Led the Left's War on Israel. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: It’s not really hard to fathom though because Kreisky hated Jews and, like most hard core Qleftist Jews, liked seeing them murdered. It’s what the USSR’s purges of Jews through the Jewish Section aka the Yevsektsia was built on. Leftists are not Jews. They have always been the murderers of Jews. Their current collaboration with Hamas is nothing new. Long before them, Bruno Kreisky was a Nazi collaborator.

Belgisan? Sharia Showdown Looms In Brussels
Listen and be concerned…….. Someday the prospect of a Muslim world becomes more real! Video is a report on Muslim radicals imposing Shari Law and takeover of Belgium….. the heart of Western Europe. Note to think about: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)): the organization constitutes a system of collective defensewhereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. NATO’s middle east involvements: Afghanistan War, Iraq, Gulf of Aden anti-piracy and Libya intervention. NATO's headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium…..will the radical Muslims kick NATO out of Brussels? --David. The EU is headquartered there a well. ~Bob.

Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery
Excerpt: A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away. (Well, as liberals say, all cultures are equally valid--who are we to judge?> ~Bob)

None dare call it evil--except Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. By Archbishop Cranmer
Excerpt: It is good that we have an Archbishop of Canterbury who discerns manifestations of evil not only in the principalities and powers of the spiritual realm, but also in the muddled and murky politics of the temporal. His nature is averse to the discordant skirmishes of religio-political polarisation: his heart inclines toward peace and reconciliation. But he knows the unmistakable signs of the times, and can read the moods and movements that transcend the materialistic, corrupt, decadent and immoral obsessions of the age. He won't call it a "clash of civilisations", but we have in Justin Welby an Archbishop who knows that the greatest threat to the Jud├Žo-Christian ethic is the Islamic revival movement which we call Islamism, Jihadism, extremist or political Islam.

Hiroshima's Lessons for the War on Terror. By Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: More people died in the Battle of Okinawa on both sides than in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. ... It does not take much to imagine what trying to capture Honshu would have looked like. Take the worst horrors of Vietnam and keep multiplying until you run out of imagination. If you run low, remember that at Okinawa the military was handing out grenades to civilians and its home defense plans involved encouraging the civilian population to commit suicide attacks. The United States military did not understand the fanatical mindset of its enemies, but it did understand that they had to be fought with equal ruthlessness.

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