Monday, April 27, 2009
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Earlier this year, the head of the Department of Islamic Studies at Saud University pronounced that "Jews are the enemies of Allah." Dr. Walid Al-Rashudi also prayed for the extermination of all Jews: "Kill them one by one and don't leave even one." (Al-Aqsa (Hamas) TV, Jan. 12, 2009)
It is the very existence of the Jews, not their actions or even their Zionism, that fuels the rhetoric of many Islamic political and religious leaders.
"If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not ... They are enemies not because they occupied Palestine. They would have been enemies even if they did not occupy a thing," said Egyptian cleric Muhammad Hussein Ya'qoub. "... You must believe that we will fight, defeat, and annihilate them, until not a single Jew remains on the face of the Earth."
(Al-Rahma TV (Egypt), Jan. 17, 2009)
From Jihad Watch's "Ahmadinejad's Jew-hatred is common throughout the Islamic world"
Monday, April 20, 2009
Judging from the conduct of the United States vis-a-vis German and Soviet imperialism, America’s world-historical function—wittingly or unwittingly pursued—is to preserve the political independence and territorial integrity of other nations threatened by any expansionist regime that would obliterate their particularity by means of any universalistic ideology.
We see here an extension of the Monroe Doctrine of 1823. This doctrine requires democratic America—still the greatest power on earth—to intervene in any strategically significant area threatened by any form of global imperialism and tyranny.
Given the existence of weapons of mass destruction on the one hand, and the burgeoning Muslim population in areas of strategic significance on the other, Islam has become the most dangerous enemy of American democracy. The epicenter of this enemy is Iran.
As pointed out by Robert Baer, The Devil We Know (2008), Iran’s ultimate goal is to restore the Persian Empire. Iran is well situated to control Persian Gulf oil on which the world’s economy largely depends. This would of course be facilitated if Iran become a nuclear power. In fact, with nuclear tipped ballistic weapons, Iran could pacify Europe—or should I say “Eurabia?”
Iran is also in a position to manipulate Iraq whose south is controlled by Shiite Muslims. Consider, too, Iran’s growing influence in Syria. To this add Iran’s control of Lebanon via Iran’s proxy Hezbollah, which is even establishing cells on the Red Sea affronting Egypt. It has also been reported that Hezbollah has “sleeper cells” in the United States.
Meanwhile, Iran is forming ties with anti-American regimes in South America. America is in trouble, especially with Barack Obama in the White House.
For the Obama administration, the Monroe Doctrine is as remote as the stone-age. But this only means that thoughtful Republicans—indeed, patriotic Americans in general—should think of organizing highly visible national conferences and seminars on what must be done to save America from her internal and external enemies.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
As Palestine became the darling of the Left, I moved right. Up until now, I’d always seen my conservative philosophy as arising from my economic principles, and that is certainly true. But, above all, it was my solidarity with Israel which slowly evolved into a militant stand against those of my fellow citizens who seemed to hate America and Israel equally. When I would occasionally (and then more frequently) meet a pro-Palestinian Jew, the cognitive dissonance made me queasy. Their outlook, to me, was either insane or perverted. I still think this.
--Dymphna at Gates of Vienna
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Israpundit published the following response:
Iran won’t crush Israel; An Answer to Cliff Thier
FresnoZionism.orgA pro-Israel voice from California’s Central Valley
In a remarkably depressing article, Cliff Thier writes that Israel is finished when Iran gets its nuclear weapons, even if they are not used.
The minute Iran has the bomb, Israel will begin to shrink. Jews in Israel will start to pack up and leave. Some at first, but more and more over time, Israelis will leave. Panic will begin to set in after the first 100,000 Jews or so have left their homes vacant. Businesses will be unable to fill job openings. The armed forces will find themselves combining brigades and companies.
There’s more emotional prose, including the image of newspapers blowing along empty streets, but you get the idea.
The fact is, that despite the fact that the Obama Administration is strongly opposed to an Israeli attack on Iran, Israel will fight for her life in a way that nobody envisions — not Iran and not the US — when the red line is crossed. Despite the political weakness of recent regimes and even a certain spiritual malaise affecting some segments of Israeli society, this is not a nation that will sit under a nuclear shadow and wait. The lessons of the Holocaust are part of the national consciousness in Israel, much more so than among Diaspora Jews.
But Thier thinks that this outcome is inevitable, because the US administration will not allow Israel to strike until it is too late, even if it must use military force to prevent it:
Israel knows it must do take out the nuclear weapons capability of Iran. And yet, Israel will not be able to do it. Not because it doesn’t have the military might to do so. And not because it lacks the will. But because Barack Obama will order the United States Air Force to stand in its way if it tries. Between the airfields of Israel and the reactors and research labs and storage facilities of Iran sit the armed forces of the United States and its hundreds of planes, missiles and radar. With our bases in Iraq and those floating in the Persian Gulf, the United States separates Israel and Iran. Obama would have to give his okay for Israel to pass. Obama will not.
With all due respect to the US Air Force and Navy, as well as the x-band radar which the US has installed at Nevatim, near Beersheba — and from which Israeli personnel are barred — Israel will find a way to do what is necessary. Survival is a powerful motivator, and the history of the IDF could be told as a series of episodes of solving problems like this. The destruction of the Iraqi (1981) and Syrian (2008) atomic reactors are examples. (Continue Reading this Article)
Review of The Liberal Betrayal of the Jews
by Nathan Alexander April 11th, 2009
In her now classic If I am not for Myself, Ruth Wisse argues that Jewish identification with liberalism no longer makes historical sense and today it is liberalism which presides over the destruction of Israel and the Jews.
Ruth Wisse. If I Am not for Myself: The Liberal Betrayal ofthe Jews. New York:
The Free Press, 1992. $16.95. 225pp.
Why do American Jews continue to identify with the liberal wing of the Democratic Party? In fact, why did American Jews overwhelmingly vote for Barak Obama, after it was George W. Bush who stood firmly behind Israel while it was under continuous assault by suicide bombers, European public opinion and the Arab world? In her now classic If I am not for Myself, Ruth Wisse argues that Jewish identification with liberalism no longer makes historical sense and today it is liberalism which presides over the destruction of Israel and the Jews. American Jewish support of Obama is not a sign of their identification with "progressive” politics. It is a symptom of fear, the fear of rising anti-Semitism which is now sanctioned by the very liberalism which Jews once imagined would save them from it.
from and continued at
arrived at via http://lightonthings.blogspot.com/2009/04/islamic-pirates-jihad-terror-connection.html
Saturday, April 11, 2009
According to a law passed in 1987, the PLO is barred from operating such an office, but the law contains a rule that allows presidents to waive the requirements for six months at a time.
Former US President Bill Clinton allowed the PLO mission to open in 1994, and presidential waivers have been issued regularly since then.
"I hereby determine and certify that it is important to the national security interests of the United States to waive" the restriction, Obama wrote on Thursday in a notice to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
via IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Farewell to Zion. Forever.
If You are an American Jew, and you love Obama, read this . . .
. . . also if you are not--in love with Obama--you owe it to yourself to read it. Jews! If you think Obama is your "friend," think again!
By Cliff Thier
The nightmare scenario for Israel is troubling me more and more. The end of the Jewish state is all too thinkable.
The word "schumer" will be added to the everyday language of Jews in the renewed diaspora. A schumer will be another term of opprobrium, and ill mean a Jew who closed his eyes to all evidence and voted for Obama to fulfill some neurotic need to be a "good person." A Jew who blinded himself so that he might succumb to an invented guilt and so helped doom Zion. The accomplice Jew.
And, centuries from now, if there are still Jews, and if they still have Passover Seders, they will speak of that last chapter for the Jews when -- for only 64 years -- Jews lived and governed themselves in the land of Israel. The years when they were not unwanted guests in other people's houses.
I am haunted by the nightmare that the end of Israel's story is already written. That Jews will now make ready to witness it. That there is nothing now they can do for Israel. It is too late. It was too late last fall, after the last vote was tallied. Israel will disappear, as so many other nations have disappeared throughout history.
Those of us who helped bring the end of Israel to pass, can asked God's forgiveness every year on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. And, on every Passover, we can all hold hands and recite the Kaddish for the nation of Israel that once was.
We should all begin to prepare ourselves for that day. It's almost here.
Read between the "Excerpts" at http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/04/farewell_to_zion_forever.html
and be sure to look at the "Comments"
207 Comments on "Farewell to Zion. Forever."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
via IMRA - Independent Media Review and Analysis
In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration is readying for a possible confrontation with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by briefing Democratic congressmen on the peace process and the positions of the new government in Israel regarding a two-state solution.
The Obama administration is expecting a clash with Netanyahu over his refusal to support the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
In recent weeks, American officials have briefed senior Democratic congressmen and prepared the ground for the possibility of disagreements with Israel over the peace process, according to information recently received. The administration's efforts are focused on President Barack Obama's Democratic Party, which now holds a majority in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.
The preemptive briefing is meant to foil the possibility that Netanyahu may try to bypass the administration by rallying support in Congress.
The message that administration officials have relayed to the congressmen is that President Obama is committed to the security of Israel and intends to continue the military assistance agreement that was signed by his predecessor, George W. Bush.
However, Obama considers the two-state solution central to his Middle East policy, as he reiterated during a speech in Turkey on Monday, and he intends to ask that Netanyahu fulfill all the commitments made by previous governments in Israel: accepting the principle of a Palestinian state; freezing settlement activity; evacuating illegal outposts; and providing economic and security assistance to the Palestinian Authority.
Administration officials made it clear to congressmen that the Palestinians will also be required to fulfill their obligations in line with the road map and the Annapolis process.
According to the reports received in Israel, the U.S. administration is not concerned about recent statements by Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman calling for a rejection of the Annapolis process or overtures made by Netanyahu during the election campaign.
U.S. officials say they will wait and hear Netanyahu's position from the prime minister himself when he meets Obama in Washington next month.
No hurry to play mediator
The Obama administration is also not opposed to the resumption of negotiations between Israel and Syria but will insist that the Syrian track not be used in Jerusalem as a way of evading obligations undertaken by Israel as part of the Annapolis process.
Obama is in no hurry to bring the U.S. in as lead mediator between Israel and Syria. American involvement, which both Israel and Syria consider essential for substantive progress, will remain conditional on progress in the dialogue between Washington and Damascus.
Regarding Iran, the Obama administration is preparing the ground for a policy distinguishing between Iran's right to have nuclear technology, including uranium enrichment done under international supervision, and the actual building of a nuclear weapon.
Aluf Benn / Obama saying Israel still bound to two-state solution
Lieberman to Haaretz: Israel ready for mutual peace moves
Lieberman: Israel is changing its policies on peace
Lieberman grilled for third time since becoming foreign minister
Saturday, April 4, 2009
(The miserable bastard nations directly responsible for the genocidal massacre of 6 million Jews - now dedicated to finishing the job in Israel.) jsk
[as Caroline glick writes in The Jerusalem Post]
Now, as Europe, the US and regional actors are all making clear, Israel must accept that its own right to exist is contingent on the establishment of a Palestinian state - regardless of its character or the identity of the Palestinian leadership. That is, if Israel doesn't accept the legitimacy of a Hamas or Fatah-ruled Palestinian terror state in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem and Gaza, then it has no right to exist.
This reality, of course, was made clear by the outcry that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman's official denunciation of the Annapolis formula on Wednesday induced. All Lieberman said was that the Netanyahu government will not accept a Palestinian terror state.
Read the whole thing at
Threat to US Jewish population high as Iran tensions increase
[Comment: . . . and some of you thought Obama would be "good for Jews"]
The report cites a U.S. intelligence official who at one point states: "It’s more than semantics, especially when it diverts from the real issues that create or increase the actual potential for attacks against specific groups or targets. Although they [federal agencies] would never admit it, the push to sanitize intelligence reports by omitting certain language to avoid offending Islamic religious leaders and their watchdogs is unnecessarily endangering the lives of people"
[color emphasis mine. lw]