Sunday, September 30, 2007

Religion of Insecure Mysogynists

Just how insecure are muslim "men"? A Saudi man divorced his wife because she was alone with an unrelated man--she was watching a television program with a male host! What an insane and mysogynistic society and culture saudi arabia is. And this hell-hole is considered a "moderate" arab state.

A Saudi man divorced his wife for watching alone a television programme presented by a male, an act he deemed immoral, the Al Shams newspaper reported on Saturday.

The man, whom the paper did not identify, ended his marriage on the grounds his wife was effectively alone with an unrelated man, which is forbidden under the strict Islamic law enforced in the ultra-conservative kingdom, the paper said.

Men in Saudi Arabia have the authority to divorce their wives without resort to the courts.

Dhimmitude Hits the Educational System

Dhimmis in a school district in Illinois are considering banning holiday traditions because they offend muslims. This will only end when Americans stop being intimidated and passive in the face of muslim aggression, and start defending and fighting for our values and traditions and for our rights within our own homeland. Don't worry about being called "racist" or "islamophobic", words that are used in order to intimidate us into silence, while the truly hateful muslim population acts to take over and destroy western civilization from within.

So long, Halloween parade. Farewell, Santa's gift shop.

The holiday traditions are facing elimination in some Oak Lawn schools this year after complaints that the activities are offensive, particularly to Muslim students.

Final decisions on which of the festivities will be axed will fall to the principals at each of Ridgeland School District 122's five schools, Supt. Tom Smyth said.

Parents expect that the announcement is going to add to the tension that has been building since officials agreed earlier this month to change the lunch menu to exclude items containing pork to accommodate Muslim students. News that Jell-O was struck from the menu caused such a stir that officials have agreed to bring it back. Gelatin is often made with tissue or bones of pigs or other animals.

That controversy now appears to have been been dwarfed by the holiday debate, which became so acrimonious Wednesday that police were called to Columbus Manor School to intervene in a shouting match among parents.

"It's difficult when you change the school's culture," said Columbus Manor Principal Sandy Robertson.

Elizabeth Zahdan, a mother of three District 122 students, says she took her concerns to the school board this month, not because she wanted to do away with the traditions, but rather to make them more inclusive. "I only wanted them modified to represent everyone," she said...
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The Arabs Bamboozle the World

Saudi arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal addressed the 62nd session of UN General Assembly in NY. In a speech full of lies, propaganda and deception, he scapegoated Israel for muslim terrorism all the while ignoring his own country's role in facilitating muslim extremism and terrorism. Here are some excerpts and my responses:

Addressing the 62nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal said the Israeli occupation of Arab territories was the main reason for the spread of extremism and terrorism in the region.

The main reason for the spread of extremism and terrorism is saudi arabia’s continued funding of terrorist groups through the use of fake muslim “charities”, and also the funding of wahabbi mosques and maddrassas where incitement and indoctrination to hatred and violence against America, Israel, the west in general, and Christians and Jews occurs daily. It’s no surprise that al-faisal would scapegoat Israel while ignoring his own country’s culpability in the spread of islamic terrorism.

Prince Saud reiterated the Arabs’ total commitment to peace. “The Arab world has made its commitment to peace loud and clear,” he said. “

There’s nothing to respond to this other than to laugh.

Saud said any negligence on the part of the international community to find a just and comprehensive solution to the conflict would create a suitable environment for the spread of extremism and terrorism. “As conflicts consume and squander the rich resources and capabilities of our region, they obstruct modernization, development and reforms needed in this region,” he explained.

The saudi royals themselves have created the environment which breeds extremism and terrorism. It is islam which obstructs modernization, development and reforms in the Middle East. Anyway, the saudi royals have no interest in reform and modernization.

Prince Saud emphasized the importance of making the whole Middle East, including the Gulf region, free of nuclear weapons. “Israel is the only country in the region which is known to have weapons of mass destruction but is not subject to any form of monitoring,” he pointed out.

Israel of course is the only country in the region which should be allowed nuclear weapons because it is the only country in the region which is responsible and free and is not a dangerous, repressive, totalitarian terrorist state.

The arabs would love to dismantle Israel’s nuclear arsenal because given Israel’s size and population compared to the Arabs, it is the only deterent Israel has against annihilation by the Arabs. The Arabs feel that they can eventually destroy Israel in a conventional war considering the sheer size of their militaries vis a vis Israel.

You can read the rest of al-faisal's BS at Israpundit.

Arab Complicity in the Holocaust

Alan Dershowitz responds to historical revisionists like Iran's bloodthirsty dictator, as well as other Arabs, muslims and leftists who claim that the palestinians had nothing to do with the holocaust.

The fact is the Arabs, including the Arabs of Palestine, were very much complicit in the genocide of the Jews, led by the grand mufti of Jerusalem, hajj amin al-husseini who had an alliance with hitler. The mufti plotted with hitler to bring the "final solution" to the Jews living in Palestine and throughout the Arab world.

This history needs to be explained anytime the Palestinians and their leftist supporters in the west whine about how they are supposedly being "punished" through the existence of Israel, for what the Europeans, not they, did to the Jews. That is, when the Arabs and muslims even acknowledge that the holocaust took place.

In his speeches, most especially the one at Columbia University, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeats two myths about the Holocaust. The first every reasonable person knows is a total lie: namely that the Holocaust did not occur. The second myth, however, is one that escapes critical attention for the most part, because many people are not aware of its falsity. The myth is that the Palestinian people and their leadership had absolutely nothing to do with the Holocaust. The conclusion that is supposed to follow from this “fact” is that the establishment of Israel in the wake of the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people was unfair to the Palestinians. This is the way Ahmadinejad put it in his Columbia talk.



“…[G]iven this historical event [the Holocaust], if it is a reality, we need to question whether the Palestinian people should be paying for it… “The Palestinian people didn’t commit any crime. They had no role to play in World War II.”


These statements about the role of the Palestinians are demonstrably false. The truth is that the Palestinian leadership, supported by the Palestinian masses, played a significant role in Hitler’s Holocaust. The Palestinian leader at the time was Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, the Grand Mufit of Jerusalem. As Professor Edward Said has acknowledged:


“Hajj Amin al-Husseini represented the Palestinian Arab national consensus, had the backing of the Palestinian political parties that functioned in Palestine, and was recognized in some form by Arab governments as the voice of the Palestinian people.”


Husseini was “Palestine’s national leader” and it was in that capacity that he made his notorious alliance with Hitler and played an active role in promoting the Holocaust. Here is the true story that Ahmadinejad tried to mythologize.


Shortly after Hitler came to power, the Grand Mufti decided to emulate him. He informed the German consul in Jerusalem that “the Muslims inside and outside Palestine welcome the new regime of Germany and hope for the extension of the fascist anti-democratic, governmental system to other countries.” In an effort to bring it to his own country, Husseini organized the “Nazi Scouts,” based on the “Hitler Youth.” The swastika became a welcome symbol among many Palestinians.


The mid to late 1930’s were marked by Arab efforts to curtail immigration and Jewish efforts to rescue as many Jews as possible from Hitler’s Europe. These years were also marked by escalating Muslim violence orchestrated by Husseini and other Muslim leaders. In 1936, Arab terrorism took on a new dimension. In the beginning the targets were once again defenseless Jewish civilians in hospitals, movie theatres, homes and stores. This was followed by strikes and shop closures, and then by the bombing of British offices. The Nazi regime in Germany and the Italian fascists supported the violence, sending “millions” to the Mufti. The SS, under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler, provided both financial and logistical support for anti-Semitic pogroms in Palestine. Adolf Eichmann visited Husseini in Palestine and subsequently maintained regular contact with him. The support was mutual, as one Arab commentator put it:


“Feeling the whip of Jewish pressure and influence, the Arabs sympathized with the Nazis and Fascists in their agony and trials at the hands of Jewish intrigues and international financial pressures.”...
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Iranian Defector Aided IAF Strike

There's yet another element of intrigue regarding the Israeli airstrike on Syria. If you'll recall several months ago the mystery and speculation surrounding the disappearance in Turkey of top Iranian general Ali Reza Asgari? Reports were coming out that he had defected to Europe with his family and was cooperating with the U.S. Other reports had him being kidnapped by the Mossad.

Well now a Kuwaiti newspaper is reporting that the Iranian general provided Israel with the intelligence to carry out the Syrian airstrike.

(IsraelNN.com) Kuwaiti newspaper Al Jerida reported Friday that the intelligence for Israel's alleged attack on a Syrian target in early September was provided by Gen. Ali Reza Asgari, who defected from Iran a few months ago. Asgari was allegedly involved in the development of Syria's missile program.

Another Kuwaiti paper, Al Watan, quoted diplomatic sources in Europe as saying that US jets circled above the Israeli fighters and gave them aerial cover during the operation.

It also said that Russian experts are trying to understand how the IAF jets managed to enter deep into Syrian territory without setting off two Russian-built radar systems that were in place in Syria.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

The Deranged Left

A mentally unbalanced Jewish lesbian acknowledges Iran's genocidal dictator would put her to death, but no matter, because Bush is the real enemy. She had this to say to dailykos readers in praise of the pint sized madman:

"I know I'm a Jewish lesbian and he'd probably have me killed. But still, the guy (President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran) speaks some blunt truths about the Bush Administration that make me swoon…


Okay, I admit it. Part of it is that he just looks cuddly. Possibly cuddly enough to turn me straight. I think he kind of looks like Kermit the Frog. Sort of. With smaller eyes. But that's not all…


I want to be very clear. There are certainly many things about Ahmadinejad that I abhor — locking up dissidents, executing gay folks, denying the fact of the Holocaust, potentially adding another dangerous nuclear power to the world and, in general, stifling democracy. Even still, I can't help but be turned on by his frank rhetoric calling out the horrors of the Bush Administration and, for that matter, generations of US foreign policing preceding."...


I just want to vomit after reading that.

Iran's murderous ruler is every bit as hideous and repulsive on the outside as he is on the inside but that is beside the point. The above quote epitomizes the left's sickness and the pathological hatred the left has for America and Israel. To their way of thinking the Bush administration is a greater enemy than the islamists who are bent on the mass murder of westerners. The left is willing to embrace anyone who speaks out in defiance of Bush, America and Israel, even those they acknowledge would target them for death.

Hamas Using Female Shahids

This is the depraved death cult Israel has for neighbors and which the world insists Israel somehow make peace with, as if that were remotely possible. Their only purpose in life is to kill and be killed in the name of their fake deity and bloodthirsty prophet. These people are not and have never been worthy of statehood. They are not normal people, islam is a mental illness.

JPost:
200 female suicide bombers are awaiting the Merkava tanks, Hamas senior Dr. Nizar Rian told the Kuweiti Al Jareeda Friday.


Rian also said his organization had more than 50,000 armed fighters, who were endowed with "courage and are able to fight in the relevant territory."

Reportedly, Rian was appointed commander of Hamas's military units whose mission is to beat back an expected Israeli ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

"They sleep and walk about armed with explosives, ready to attack Israeli tanks and to prevent them from progressing," Rian said. Women, he added, were not a new addition to the terrorist group's arsenal. Women were sent in the past to hit the "heart of the Israeli occupier's home" and while some Palestinians were against the use of women in combat roles, "the duty to guard the motherland is more important than any other priority."

Rian was also subtly critical of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's condemnation of incessant Kassam rocket fire on Israeli towns.

"One cannot say that our simple rockets, which constitute a proper arsenal of weaponry in the world of warfare, are, as some politicians who take Jihad likely say, fireworks. Where are our weapons compared to the Zionist's sophisticated weapons? But where are the cowardly Zionists when compared to our brave warriors?" he asked rhetorically in the interview.
Hat tip Israpundit

Friday, September 28, 2007

Radical muslim on Va. Commission Forced to Quit

A muslim on the Virginia immigration commission was forced to resign after videos surfaced of him making anti-Israel statements and promoting the "jihad way" in the Middle East. This is what happens as a result of prioritizing "diversity" and catering to certain ethnic, racial and religious minorities over the security of the nation.

RICHMOND, Sept. 27 -- A prominent Northern Virginia surgeon and Muslim activist appointed by Gov. Timothy M. Kaine to a state immigration commission was forced to resign Thursday after videos surfaced of him referring to the "Israeli war machine" as well as statements he made seven years ago in support of the "jihad way" in the Middle East.

Last month, Kaine (D) appointed Esam S. Omeish, chief of the division of general surgery at Inova Alexandria Hospital, to a 20-member panel that is spending six months examining whether Virginia needs to do more to curtail illegal immigration.

On Thursday, videos surfaced showing Omeish, who is also president of the Muslim American Society, giving speeches about Israel's relationship with its Arab neighbors.

After reviewing the videos, which were brought to Kaine's attention by a caller to his live monthly radio program, Kaine asked for Omeish's resignation from the Virginia Commission on Immigration.

"Dr. Omeish is a respected physician and community leader, yet I have been made aware of certain statements he has made which concern me," Kaine said in a statement. "Dr. Omeish indicated he did not want this controversy to distract from the important work of the commission..."


Of course the terrorists who attempted the attack in Scotland were also physicians. When will politicians and government officials dispense with political correctness and acknowledge that a large percentage of the muslim population in America are not loyal to this country and hold radical views which are diametrically opposed to American values and therefore should not be given the benefit of the doubt and appointed to government positions. At the very least they should have to be subjected to thorough and strict investigations before being entrusted to such positions.

...In one of the videos, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lajn3zOoWt4, Omeish is shown speaking in August last year at a rally on the Mall in opposition to Israel's invasion of Lebanon that summer. Omeish demands that Israel release Lebanese political prisoners and condemns President Bush's use of the phrase "Islamic fascism."



"The invasion of Lebanon, the destruction of its infrastructure and the deliberate targeting of civilians during the barbaric and disproportionate Israeli war machine is indeed criminal and must end now," Omeish says on the video.

In another video, at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6t5QkFtks4, Omeish is speaking at a "Jerusalem day" rally in Lafayette Square. In the clip, dated Dec. 22, 2000, he urges the crowd to stand with Muslims fighting in the Middle East.

"We, Muslims of the Washington metropolitan area, are here today in subfreezing temperatures to tell our brothers and sisters that you have learned the way, that you have known the jihad way is the way to liberate your land," Omeish says. "And we, by standing here today despite the weather, we are telling them we are with you. We are supporting you." The clip shows 38 seconds of Omeish's speech, so the context of his remarks about jihad are unclear...


Omeish assures us that his calls for jihad have absolutely nothing to do with violent holy war and terrorism against infidels:

..."In Islam, jihad is a broad word that means constant struggle -- struggling spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically -- in all respects. So my words were in support of people who are resisting occupation and people who are trying to . . . remove oppression from their land," Omeish said...


Of course this is a false definition of jihad often said for the benefit of gullible western useful idiots.

Not learning his lesson, the governor has said he will appoint another muslim to replace Omeish. Hat tip Israpundit

Gays in Iran


Hat tip the moderate voice

Britain Continues Self-Destructive Path

The groveling and dhimmitude on the part of Britain's elite continues on. This time it's about wanting to rewrite British history in order to reflect the contributions of other cultures (muslim, that is).

When will the time come when ordinary Brits say enough, before their culture is completely extinguished? Are they waiting for Westminster Abbey to be transformed into a mosque? Britain is engineering its own downfall. For that matter so is the entire western world.

Parts of British history need to be rewritten to emphasise the roles played by other races and religions like Muslims, a prominent race relations campaigner has said.

Trevor Philips, the chairman of the new Commission for Equalities and Human Rights, said the history of Britain did not properly reflect the contribution of other cultures.

Rewriting the country’s history would demonstrate to Britons in the 21st century how other groups apart from Anglo Saxons shaped the nation.


He told a fringe meeting at the Labour conference: "We may need to revisit our national story – we want to rewrite that story to tell the whole story."

The rewriting should start with the story of how the English fleet led by Sir Francis Drake fought off the Spanish Armada in 1588, he said.

The important role played by the Muslim Turks, who delayed the sailing of the Spanish fleet so that the English ships were better prepared, had been airbrushed out of the story however.

Mr Phillips said: "When we talk about the Armada, it was the Turks who saved us because they held up the Armada after a request from Elizabeth I.

"Let’s rewrite that, so we have an ideal that brings us together so that it can bind us together in stormy times ahead in the next century."

Mr Phillips, the former chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, declined to offer any other examples of parts of British history that should be rewritten.

He also said that he supported a campaign by the musician Billy Bragg for a new written constitution to define what it means to be British in the 21st century...
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Simply nauseating. This behavior is mind-boggling.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Through the Looking Glass


No, this is not a joke. It is an actual photo taken at the Detroit Metro Concourse of a TSA employee wearing a hijab while conducting a search of a nun. How topsy-turvey is that? It's like some parallel universe. It would be funny if not so serious, but the joke's on us. Hat tip Lonestar Times

Brzezinski May Have Been Involved in Columbia's Decision

China Confidential sources claim that Carter's former national security advisor and current advisor to Barak Obama's campaign, Zbignew Brzezinski was behind Columbia's invitation to ahmadinejad. Brzezinski taught international relations at Columbia for years before becoming part of the Carter White House. This would not surprise me in the least. This guy is truly a bastard, a loathesome scoundrel who has long been in bed with islamists and of course is virulently anti-Israel. The reason given for the invitation is Brzezinski wants to derail a possible war with Iran which he believes the Bush administration is determined to launch.

It's quite possible that US Senator Barack Obama's foreign policy adviser, Zbignew Brzezinski, was involved in the decision by Columbia University to invite Iranian monster-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at the Ivy League school.

Columbia is located in New York City, about seven miles north of where the World Trade Center stood until September 11, 2001, when the twin towers were attacked by Al Qaeda--an Islamist organization whose leaders, members and supporters have since been sheltered and assisted by Iran.

The idea for Ahmadinejad's appearance, set for this Tuesday, may have even originated with Brzezinski, who taught international relations at Columbia for many years before moving on to become National Security Advisor to US President Jimmy Carter. As noted below, Brzezinski is an old hand at US-Islamist intrigue.

China Confidential sources claim that Brzezinski convinced Columbia's president, Lee Bollinger, that there is an urgent need for citizen diplomacy to delay--or derail--what Brzezinski regards as a determined drive by the Bush administration to unnecessarily go to war with the Islamist nation over its suspect nuclear program. Brzezinski, according to these sources, believes that providing Ahmadinejad with a prestigious forum could help to humanize the Iranian leader, shed light on possible peaceful solutions to the nuclear standoff, and altogether make it more difficult for the US to attack Iran...
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Political Correctness Endangers Our Children

American Thinker has a revealing expose on al qaeda's plans to target America's schoolchildren, possibly using school buses or something along the lines of what occured in Beslan, Russia. Meanwhile the authorities over at DHS and the FBI are turning a blind eye to the possibilities. And civil liberties groups, along with CAIR, are more concerned about how terrorist prisoners are being treated and working to prevent the profiling of muslims. We wouldn't want to be "racists" now would we. After all, the fragile sensibilities of muslims is more important to the folks at the ACLU then the safety of America's children. CAIR especially has done everything it can to pressure authorities to halt investigations and drop charges against muslims who are engaged in suspicious activities. America's parents now need to be the ones to have their voices heard. They must put pressure on the authorities to prioritize the safety and security of our children over the civil liberties of muslims. Muslims should not be getting licenses to drive school buses. Let them whine and seethe all they want, let them feel victimized and singled-out, we don't care. We single muslims out because they are the ones who are a terrorist threat.

...Nearly 6 months have passed since I first challenged the inexcusable refusal by DHS and FBI authorities to publicly connect the obviously connectable dots representing an unnerving number of alarming events -- particularly in the wake of the Beslan school massacre. These include:
Videotapes confiscated in Afghanistan showing al-Qaeda terrorists training to takeover a school [newly available Video]
Spokesman Suleiman Abu Gheith‘s declaration of al-Qaeda's "right" to kill 2 million American children
An Iraqi national with known terrorist connections caught with a computer disk containing information detailing Department of Education crisis planning for U.S school districts.
Two Saudi men - one wearing a black trench coat despite the Florida heat -- terrifying a busload of Tampa schoolchildren by boarding a school bus and remaining for the entire ride to school, all the while laughing and speaking Arabic.
A March FBI/DHS bulletin noting "recent suspicious activity" by foreigners who drive school buses, are licensed to drive them, or have actually managed to purchase them right here at home. Including "members of the unnamed extremist groups" who have obtained commercial drivers licenses with school bus endorsements.
Osama bin Laden's promise that the 2004 terrorist attack at Beslan will happen many times over in the United States.
In that time, little or nothing has been done to relieve parents' understandable anxieties, despite the fresh dots which continued to accrue on this disturbing non-puzzle.

Dots like the seventeen full-sized yellow school buses reported stolen from charter schools, business schools and private bus companies in Houston, Texas, over the past few months. Connect to that and previous disturbing stories the fact that thousands of school bus radios have also been stolen (2000 in California in 2005 alone), and the images shaped should be triggering earsplitting alarms throughout all branches of media and law enforcement.

But instead -- the silence looms apparent while the question remains: Why?...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Who Will Speak For mahmoud's Victims?


While Iran's murderous dictator has been given forums at Columbia, the UN and the National Press Club to spew his lies and propaganda, and is dining with the country's academic and media elite, here's a reminder of the innocent victims of this evil, bloodthirsty madman who are no longer here to speak.

Why Anti-Semitism Persists

Comedian Jackie Mason gives his explanation as to why anti-Semitism persists. Among the reasons are the Jewish people's tendency to blame themselves whenever they are victimized. Another point he makes is the fact that people attack Jews because they need not fear that Jews will fight back or commit acts of violence over the slightest insult as muslims frequently do. On the other hand, muslims have everyone cowering in fear, so ironically, although muslims should be the ones who garner the world's anger as a result of their aggression and violence, those very behaviors gain them respect and those abused by muslims shift their aggression and hostility to the weaker more passive Jews, since they can't fight back against the muslims.

An Incurable Disease
By Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder
Published 9/25/2007 12:07:38 AM

Why is anti-Semitism so popular and pleasurable as a persistent behavior pattern all over the world? People who care about the fate of the Jews are always searching for subtle, indefinable reasons to explain the intensity of anti- Jewish hostility and hate. The simple truth is that the answer is far from mysterious.

As a matter of fact, the answer is so obvious that you'd have to brainless not to see it. Everyone knows that whatever the crime committed against any Jew, the only price you'll pay will be the price of the ride to the crime scene and back. Instead of blaming the criminals, the Jews will get involved in an orgy of self-blame and guilt. And after blaming themselves, they'll start blaming each other. Somebody will be screaming, "It's your own fault! Why would you be walking in front of a Muslim mosque at 2 a.m.," and the other one will argue, "Why would I think they would recognize that I am Jewish," and another voice yells, "At least you could've been smart enough to wear sneakers!" Then somebody says, "Let's report this to the police," while somebody else is saying, "Are you crazy? What if they find out we reported it? Do you want to get us all killed? Right now they don't know who we are. Let's just get out of the neighborhood!"

It's because anti-Semites are aware that these are the typical reactions of the Jews to any violence committed against them, that they feel free to attack any Jew whenever they please. Is it any accident that all over England you hear a stream of attacks against Jews, but you never hear any attacks against Muslims? (I know that even right now, you the reader are trembling in fear of what I might write about the Muslims.)

Is it any accident that British MP Mrs. Clare Short in the House of Commons attacked the Jews as vicious racists when their only crime she could think of is that the Jews still exist, which she considers an offense to human decency? What right do they have to try to live in peace with the Arabs and constantly thwart every attempt of the Palestinian suicide bombers to annihilate their whole population? She claimed that the Jews practice an even more egregious form of apartheid than what existed in South Africa. Why does she call it apartheid, when every Arab has equal access in every school, to every job, every health-care service, and every unemployment benefit? Currently, they even hold office in the Israeli parliament and every other branch of the Israeli government...
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Why I Hate pat buchanan

The man who has a long record of embracing fascist dictators mocks Americans as "infantile" for being concerned over the threat posed by Iran's tyranical, islamist ruler. Pat buchanan says we need not worry because mad mahmoud presents no threat to us and to believe otherwise is irrational.

He goes on to point out examples of our dealings with evil regimes such as president Bush's deal with Libya's gaddafi and Nixon's strategic arms agreement with Russia and his visit to China. What he doesn't consider is the fact that Iran's dictator, unlike the others, has an insane, fanatical messianic belief that he must bring about a cataclysmic event on Earth in order to bring about the return of the hidden imam. Iran won't give up its nuclear ambitions through negotiations as Libya has, assuming it actually has. And mutually assured destruction won't work with the islamic fanatics that rule Iran as it did with Russia and China.

He astoundingly says we should have allowed ahmadinejad to visit ground zero and lay a wreath:

...It would have said that, to Iran, these Americans were victims who deserve to be honored and mourned and, by extension, the men who killed them were murderers. Bin Laden celebrates 9/11. So do all America-haters. By laying a wreath at Ground Zero, the president of Iran would be saying that in the war between al-Qaeda and the United States, he and his country side with the United States...


Just how this vile creature who was among the Iranians who held Americans hostage, sadistically discussing ways to torture them, and is today waging a proxy war against our soldiers in Iraq, having been responsible for the deaths of hundreds of them, can possibly be considered as someone who is siding with the U.S., buchanan doesn't explain. Is buchanan so mentally deranged that he could actually believe that such a gesture would be remotely sincere on the part of ahmadinejad? This is after all someone who was leader of the group who sent Iranian children to clear mines during the Iran/Iraq war, he certainly doesn't care about the deaths of innocent Americans.

He also says Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons is for the purpose of DETERRENCE. He of course completely overlooks mahmoud's threats to wipe out Israel, not that buchanan would have a problem with that.

The left, which once derided Buchanan as a racist, now embraces him because he shares their repugnant views of the Middle East, which is to appease our enemies and be apologists for islamic fascism and terrorism.

And finally, it shouldn't surprise anyone that a man who has a history of defending nazi war criminals would defend someone who threatens another holocaust against the Jews. Read the nauseating article on the equally sick and nauseating antiwar website if your stomach can handle it. I feel like I need a shower just from having visited that website. BTW, does anyone else think buchanan resembles Fred Flinstone?

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Another Russian Journalist Murdered

Puttie-put, the wicked and diabolical former KGB agent and current Russian leader who opposes freedom and is an enemy of America and Israel, has had another journalist murdered. This time it was Ivan Safronov, a retired colonel and military correspondent for the Kommersant newspaper who was investigating covert Russian arms shipments to Syria and Iran.

Sultan Knish:
Ivan Safronov, a retired colonel and military correspondent for the Kommersant newspaper was murdered. Ivan Safronov had been investigating covert Russian arms shipments to Syria and Iran. He had been warned repeatedly by the authorities that there would be consequences if his investigation continued. Now he was murdered.

Ivan Safronov is the 212th journalist to be murdered under Putin. The Putin regime is of course calling it a suicide and claiming that he jumped out of a window. On the floor the oranges he had just returned from buying still lay, untouched.

Before his death Safronov had extensively reported on Russia's military push into the middle east, including the creation of a future base for the Black Fleet in Syria and the plan to base a permanent fleet in the area. This will include the addition of troops and air defense systems.

Safronov had also extensively reported on the Putin's regime's plans for a new generation of missiles and nuclear weapons in its escalation of the second cold war. This is of crucial importance to America and Israel, now that Russian planes are buzzing US bases, Russia is lighting the fuse in the middle east, having tricked Syria into believing that Israel was about to invade it last year in order to boost arms sales (Russia successfully pulled off the same trick in 1967) and creating the threat intended to destroy Israel and create a hegemony of Russian allies across the middle east once more.

Countering Iran's Dictator

Shmuel Rosner is concerned that Israel is the clear loser as a result of the visit of Iran's lunatic dictator since he used the podium to single out Israel and Zionism:

Haaretz:
...For months, Israel worked fervently to prevent what happened on the podium Monday. For the duration of his speech, Ahmadinejad produced a televised illusion: It is not Iran versus the world, but Iran versus Israel.


If he manages to convince enough people of this, the mirage could become reality and Israel would be isolated, and that is exactly what Ahmadinejad is trying to accomplish.

The visiting Iranian even berated his listeners for condemning him before they had given him a chance to speak. He patiently explained that their behavior was impolite. He went on to offer a thorough explanation of his Holocaust denial. All he wanted was to promote research in the field, he said. How could an enlightened university that supports freedom of expression oppose that?

The protesters outside only served to reinforce his claims, as many were Jews wearing skullcaps who carried signs protesting his Holocaust denial and calls to wipe Israel off the map. To many, this serves as further proof that Iran is only a problem for Israel, or at most for the Jews.

Ahmadinejad aimed precisely for that. "It's the Israelis, stupid" was his primary message. Forget about the "Palestinian problem," Ahmadinejad was telling his listeners. "Instead, we need to solve the Israeli problem - and finally bring peace to the Middle East." While he did not explicitly reiterate his calls for Israel's destruction, in practice, the message could not have been clearer...


I believe he should not have been given this platform, however I have a great deal of faith in the American people to see right through this hideous little tyrant and to understand the menace that we are dealing with. I feel the way to prove this regime is not just Israel's problem and this dictator is not someone we can deal with reasonably, is simply to show how its support for terrorism has worldwide reach and also to show just how the Iranian regime treats its own people and to provide national forums for Iranian dissidents to tell their stories. In fact pictures speak louder than words in enabling people to understand how horrific and dangerous Iran's regime is, such as the photos I have provided in my earlier post.

Evil Lobby Undermining American Interests

Youssef Ibrahim argues that the Israel lobby pales in comparison to the saudi lobby. He makes the point that the Israel lobby works from the grassroots up like other ethnic lobbies such as the Cuban, Irish, Greek, Armenian and Latvian lobbies consisting of people who simply care about the well-being of their ethnic cohorts. In contrast, although there are hardly any saudis in America, nevertheless, the saudi lobby is very powerful. The reason why that is of course is because the saudi lobby works from the top down, spending millions to bribe businessmen, oilmen and academics to lobby the U.S. government on its behalf. He also argues that the saudi lobby presents a real and present danger to U.S. national interests.

These facts ought to be thrown right back in the faces of scoundrels such as Walt and Mearsheimer, along with their cheering section.

NYSun:
...To be sure, maybe a handful of Saudis have dual citizenship, but a genuine lobby they do not make. But the noise made on Capitol Hill, in the Pentagon, and inside the White House on behalf of the desert kingdom can be deafening. If Saudi Arabia wants American arms, Saudi Arabia gets arms; if Saudi Arabia cries foul over the bin Laden flock being stuck here the day after their next of kin blew up the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, President Bush lets all 50 of them out, no questions asked. What gives?

The mighty Saudi lobby is made up of concentric circles that emanate from a Saudi Embassy in Washington that acts as a checking account. The dollars flow to Saudi-funded mosques and theological enterprises, to America's academic institutions, which are panting for Saudi dollars, to the American oil and arms industries, and to Arab-Americans in need. Whether those communities of interest have any familial, social, or immigrant ties to Saudi Arabia is totally beside the point. This is how a lobby is built from the top down.

Take the famed case of Alwaleed bin Talal, the Saudi prince whose $10 million check for the Twin Towers Fund was returned by Mayor Giuliani when the prince linked the September 11 attacks to changing American policies in the Middle East. A couple of years ago, the prince sneaked his bucks back into America by giving $20 million to Harvard University.

What's the money for? To study Saudi traditions, Bedouin society, or desert communities? No. As stipulated in the gift, it was uniquely given for the study of Islam, Islamic jurisprudence, and Islamic history.

Forget about cross-cultural dialogue or the study of Saudi traditions, society, or just getting to know each other. It is Islam, specifically the Saudi brand of Wahhabi Islam, that is being funded. Harvard officials are far too smart to miss the point but, hey, even with an endowment of $33 billion, another $20 million might come in handy...

Also see The vast power of the saudi lobby and The Prince Hat tip Israpundit

Demonic Tyrant Defends His Regime





The genocidal dictator tells the National Press club audience just how joyous and happy and free Iran is under his rule:

Yahoo:
NEW YORK - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his nation's human rights record on Monday as hundreds of people gathered outside the U.N. and Columbia University to protest appearances by the hard-line leader.


"People in Iran are very joyous, happy people," he told a National Press Club audience that questioned him about the arrests of students, journalists and women. "They're very free in expressing what they think."

He said women in Iran were "the freest women in the world ... They're active in every level of society."

Human rights activists inside and outside Iran have decried a recent wave of arrests of people calling for political and legal reforms of the Iranian theocratic system. Ahmadinejad said those complaints were baseless, and denied knowing about any detention or harsh punishments of reformists.

"The people who give this information should see what is the truth and disseminate what is correct," he said. "I invite everyone in this session to come and visit Iran for themselves."

Protesters gathered for a noon rally against Ahmadinejad at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza across from the United Nations, where he is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.

"I don't think he deserves a right to even be here in the United States," said Sam Morris, a senior at Yeshiva University High School, one of at least 500 students from Jewish day schools.

Scores of evangelical Christians of all ages holding blue-and-white signs that said, "Christians United for Israel" and "Israel Is On The Map To Stay..."

Bollinger Confronts Crazed, Evil Dictator

Watch Columbia University president Lee Bollinger vigorously denounce Iran's depraved, lunatic dictator prior to introducing him. He starts out by correctly calling the vile little pipsqueak a "petty and cruel dictator" to the applause of the audience. Then he proceeds to confront and question him on the regimes persecution of women, homosexuals and academics. He then asks why Iran's leading political dissident, over 300 writers and intellectuals and nobel laureates express grave concerns that Iran's dispute with the west is distracting the world's attention away from the intolerable conditions of his regime, again to the audience's applause. He also confronts him on his denial of the holocaust, calling the midget dictator "either brazenly provocative or astonishingly uneducated". He then refers to his threats to wipe out Israel and asks if he plans to do that to us as well. Bollinger then goes on to discuss the regime's documented support of numerous terrorist groups and asks why he supports these groups which continue to strike at peace and democracy in the Middle East and why he is waging a proxy war against America in Iraq. He then asks him why his country refuses to adhere to international standards for nuclear weapons verification in defiance of agreements made with the IAEA and why he threatens to engulf the war in nuclear annihilation. Finally he says to the pipsqeak dicatator that he doubts he has the intellectual courage to answer any of these questions. He concludes with more scathing remarks about the little dictator's horrific regime to vigorous applause.

I had strongly opposed and still believe this little tyrant should not have been given a platform at Columbia or anywhere in this country, however Bollinger goes a long way to compensate for his initial bad decision. For that he deserves credit. Hat tip Israpundit

Monday, September 24, 2007

Rachel Ehrenfeld Fights On

The courageous Rachel Ehrenfeld, who is being sued in Britain by the slimy, terrorist-sponsoring saudi billionaire khalid bin mahfouz for exposing his funding of terrorism through fake charities, continues to fight the bastard by herself even as others he has sued have caved-in. We all need to support her heroic efforts to defend our freedom as well as protect our safety from the likes of wealthy satanic enemies such as bin mahfouz.

Of the 36 writers and publishers that Saudi billionaire — and terror financier — Khalid bin Mahfouz has sued or threatened to sue in England for libel, only Rachel Ehrenfeld the author of Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed - and How to Stop It has not backed down. She explains how and why she is fighting back.



By Rachel Ehrenfeld

Since March 2002, Saudi billionaire Khalid bin Mahfouz has sued or threatened to sue in England at least 36 writers and publishers - including many Americans - who have documented his financial contributions to al Qaeda and other Islamic terror groups, through his Muwafaq (Blessed Relief) foundation, and the Saudi National Commercial Bank he owned. Everyone settled with bin Mahfouz, - except me.

England’s libel laws favor the individual’s rights over the public. They allow bin Mahfouz and other terror financiers, known as “libel tourists,” to veil in secrecy their funding of al Qaeda, other Islamic terror organizations and global propagation of radical Islam. British laws earned the U.K. the label—“libel capital of the Western world”—and rained wealth on Britain’s libel bar.

Bin Mahfouz’s legal “victories” in London had the desired affect he and other Saudi terror financiers sought – silencing of the media even in the U.S. where the First Amendment protects writers and publishers. But American book and newspaper publishers are not willing to risk expensive lawsuits in London. Many refuse to publish even the most comprehensively documented reports on alleged wealthy Middle Eastern funding terrorism.

Bin Mahfouz sued me in London in January 2004, shortly after the U.S. publication of my book Funding Evil: How Terrorism is Financed - and How to Stop It. I refused to acknowledge the jurisdiction of a British court over a book published here; the court then ruled for bin Mahfouz by default, enjoined British publication of Funding Evil, awarded bin Mahfouz $225,900 in damages and expenses and ordered me to publicly apologize and destroy the book. I refuse to acknowledge the British Court or its ruling...
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The Latest On Israel's Syrian Raid

Yet more details on Israel's raid over Syria continue to slowly filter out. The Sunday Times is reporting that Israeli commandos dressed in Syrian uniforms, seized materials from the site of the Syrian secret military compound in order to prove that Syria and North Korea were collaberating on a nuclear program. Such proof was needed in order to get the backing of the U.S. to carry out the airstrike.

Great job done by the IAF. It's wonderful to see the spirit of Entebbe has returned and that Israel is still capable of carrying out these daring, dangerous, highly skilled and complex type of military operations it used to be known for. It also goes to show why its so important for Israel to have someone with a strong military background as defense minister. This operation would not have been attempted with Peretz as defense minister. The world ought to be grateful to Israel instead of treating it as a pariah state. Only the U.S. and Israel stand in the way of the islamist's ambitions for a worldwide caliphate.

ISRAELI commandos from the elite Sayeret Matkal unit – almost certainly dressed in Syrian uniforms – made their way stealthily towards a secret military compound near Dayr az-Zawr in northern Syria. They were looking for proof that Syria and North Korea were collaborating on a nuclear programme.

Israel had been surveying the site for months, according to Washington and Israeli sources. President George W Bush was told during the summer that Israeli intelligence suggested North Korean personnel and nuclear-related material were at the Syrian site.

Israel was determined not to take any chances with its neighbour. Following the example set by its raid on an Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak 1981, it drew up plans to bomb the Syrian compound.


But Washington was not satisfied. It demanded clear evidence of nuclear-related activities before giving the operation its blessing. The task of the commandos was to provide it.

Today the site near Dayr az-Zawr lies in ruins after it was pounded by Israeli F15Is on September 6. Before the Israelis issued the order to strike, the commandos had secretly seized samples of nuclear material and taken them back into Israel for examination by scientists, the sources say. A laboratory confirmed that the unspecified material was North Korean in origin. America approved an attack.

News of the secret ground raid is the latest piece of the jigsaw to emerge about the mysterious Israeli airstrike. Israel has imposed a news blackout, but has not disguised its satisfaction with the mission. The incident also reveals the extent of the cooperation between America and Israel over nuclear-related security issues in the Middle East. The attack on what Israeli defence sources now call the “North Korean project” appears to be part of a wider, secret war against the nonconventional weapons ambitions of Syria and North Korea which, along with Iran, appears to have been forging a new “axis of evil”...
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In a related story, the U.S. Air Force is setting up a strategic planning group tasked with perfecting a plan to strike Iran:

THE United States Air Force has set up a highly confidential strategic planning group tasked with “fighting the next war” as tensions rise with Iran.

Project Checkmate, a successor to the group that planned the 1991 Gulf War’s air campaign, was quietly reestablished at the Pentagon in June.

It reports directly to General Michael Moseley, the US Air Force chief, and consists of 20-30 top air force officers and defence and cyberspace experts with ready access to the White House, the CIA and other intelligence agencies.

Detailed contingency planning for a possible attack on Iran has been carried out for more than two years by Centcom (US central command), according to defence sources.

Checkmate’s job is to add a dash of brilliance to Air Force thinking by countering the military’s tendency to “fight the last war” and by providing innovative strategies for warfighting and assessing future needs for air, space and cyberwarfare.

It is led by Brigadier-General Lawrence “Stutz” Stutzriem, who is considered one of the brightest air force generals. He is assisted by Dr Lani Kass, a former Israeli military officer and expert on cyberwarfare.

The failure of United Nations sanctions to curtail Iran’s nuclear ambitions, which Tehran claims are peaceful, is giving rise to an intense debate about the likelihood of military strikes...
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Sunday, September 23, 2007

The UN Inverts Truth and Reality

Dhimmi Watch has the report to the UN office in Geneva issued by David G. Littman, Representative of the World Union of Progressive Judaism:

The three week 6th session of the UN Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations, Geneva (September 10-28, 2007) is demonstrating that the Council is not “restoring credibility… on Human Rights” – as Kofi Annan’s High-Level Panel in 2004 had hoped, but – as we predicted from the start – may soon ‘out-Commission the Commission’.

The 1st week ended with Mr. Doudou Diène – the Senegalese UN Special Rapporteur on racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance – presenting his report (A/HRC/6/6) on ‘defamation of religions’. He writes of “the increasing trend in defamation of religions and the factors that explain it, particularly in the context where human rights violations are justified as measures to combat terrorism, to protect national security and preserve national identity.”(…) His report “… also analyses specific forms of religion-based discrimination, including Islamophobia and its manifestations – in particular following the events of 11 September 2001...”. He refers several times to that horrible climacteric in world affairs simply as “the events”, and nowhere does he even mention the term “Jihad” or “Jihadist terrorism”. In his Report of 21 pages, Mr. Diène refers briefly to antisemitism (1½ pages), “Chistianophobia” (1 page), and to “Islamophobia” and “defamation of religions” (mainly Islam), at great length( 7½ pages).
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In presenting his Report, he mentioned three recent developments that illustrate, as he wrote, the gravity of “Islamophobia”: first, a manifestation outside the European Union Parliament in Brussels on 11 September 2007 against the “Islamization of Europe” that took place despite the mayor’s refusal to provide an authorisation to allow it; second, the “intellectual and ideological theorisation of Islamophobia by Norman Podhoretz (editor-in-chief of the influential review “Commentary” and advisor to a U.S. presidential candidate) in his latest book: World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism”; third, increasing restrictions on the construction of mosques in Europe. He also stigmatised the campaign by the Swiss UDC political party to stop further building of minarets, and a caricature of a “black sheep”– representing foreign criminals – being kicked out of Switzerland by a white sheep, with two others watching.

Pakistan’s Ambassador Masood Khan – making several statements on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) – reiterated the usual formulae that: “Denunciations of terrorisms and extremisms have been made by opinion leaders of the Muslim world. A matching response has not been forthcoming.” He added that: “Equating certain religions with terrorism would have far reaching consequences for its followers. Even terrorist acts carried out by non state actors, in the name of religion, should be de-linked from religion to ensure freedom of religion or belief.”

It is a fact that neither he or any other member state of the OIC – nor any Muslim clerics – have condemned the reiterated calls of non-state actors to kill in the name of Allah and of Islam; and all our efforts to add a single phrase to this effect in the Commission resolution on “Combating defamation of religions” that the OIC has sponsored annually since 1999 have proved futile. He also declared that: “the OIC has been cautioning that Muslims are being demonized and dehumanised as Jews were in the interwar period in the last century.” Such an absurd allegation totally ignores the fact that the demonization of the Jews is inherent in sacred Islam texts and continues to be propagated today by Islamic leaders throughout the world. Ambassador Khan also referred to “recent acts of defamation in the shape of blasphemous sketches in Sweden and posters in Switzerland...”
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Not surprisingly in the UN's increasingly Orwellian outlook, it is not the gross violations of human rights or bloodshed throughout the world perpetrated by muslims that concerns them. In the twisted minds of islamists and their enablers, the greatest problem in the world today is so-called "islamophobia". At the same time islamists wage war against the rest of the world and brutally repress women, gays, non-muslims or not the right kind of muslims etc., they stand on the world stage crying over their imagined victimization. So the UN Council on Human Rights, in a complete inversion of its stated purpose, is actually enabling the worst violators of human rights and silencing those who come to the defense of their victims.

Only Leftists Are Allowed Free Speech

While leftist, even foreign ones, who attempt to obstruct counter-terror operations by the IDF are treated with kid gloves by the Israeli government, patriotic Israeli Jews peacefully protesting against surrendering land to the enemy and the forceful expulsion of Jews, are subjected to police brutality and arrest.

The heroic leader of Women in Green, Nadia Matar, was arrested for leading a demonstration and speaking out against the Olmert government's latest treachery regarding his secret discussions with abbas about surrendering Judea and Samaria, half of Jerusalem and the Temple Mount to Israel's genocidal enemies.

INN:
Activist Nadia Matar, who heads Women in Green, was arrested along with another protester Wednesday evening following a peaceful protest opposite the Prime Minister’s residence in Jerusalem.

About 100 protesters gathered at Jerusalem’s Paris Square on short notice as Prime Minister Ehud Olmert dined with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice at his residence.


Matar delivered a stormy speech, pointing out that the public has lost faith in the effectiveness of demonstrations. She said the Land of Israel public will not allow any further withdrawals to be carried out.

“The Prime Minister and Condoleezza Rice are planning, in a secret manner, to give away Judea, Samaria and the Temple Mount and the establishment a Palestinian Nazi state there,” Matar told Israel National TV. “The public has learned that we were much too delicate last time. We will not allow it this time. We will not obey and we will not stand down in the face of this treachery.”

Matar added: “He who plans to give away parts of the homeland violates the Israeli law against treason, which carried a death penalty – this according to Israeli law.”

Protesters also held signs protesting the ongoing damage of Jewish artifacts on the Temple Mount. “Israel is a Jewish State – not real estate,” one sign read. Another, held by a woman in a full-body Muslim burka, read: “Great idea – Another Fanatical Muslim State in the Middle East...

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Rally Against Iran's Mad Dictator

A rally to protest Iran's insane, genocidal dictator will be held across from the United Nations where he is scheduled to speak on Monday. As far as I know Columbia University still intends to disgrace itself by allowing a forum for the crazed dictator to spew forth his propaganda and perhaps fool some naive young college students.

Join the National Rally to End the Threat Now Monday, September 24

12:00 noon, rain or shine

Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
2nd Avenue at 47th Street
(across from the United Nations) New York City

Friday, September 21, 2007

The Latest on the Al Dura Hoax

There has finally been a turning point in the Mohammed Al Dura trial in which Philippe Karsenty is appealing his conviction for defamation. Karsenty was sued for libel by France 2 and Charles Enderlin for questioning the veracity of their reporting on the supposed death of 12 year-old Mohammed Al Dura by Israeli gunfire in September of 2000. This blood libel sparked worldwide anti-Semitism and has been used to delegitimize Israel and justify terrorism against it. There have been accusations that the entire incident was staged. There is 27 minutes of raw footage which has been viewed by three journalists and shows 24 minutes of staged scenes with no image of the boy or his father. Now a judge has ordered that France 2 must release the 27 minutes of unedited video which may finally prove the incident to have been a hoax. Journalist Nidra Poller was at the trial and has the story:

PJM Paris: Many have accused the photo of young Mohammed Al Dura’s father shielding him from Israeli bullets of being a fake, but the original videotape from which this photo was drawn was hidden from view by France 2. Yesterday a French judge finally ordered the channel to produce it. PJM’s Nidra Poller was one of the few journalists witnessing this stunning turning point.


by Nidra Poller

Maître Bénédicte Amblard, representing Charles Enderlin and France 2 in their libel suit against Philippe Karsenty (Media Ratings) dropped her pencil and lost her composure when presiding judge Laurence Trébucq, overriding the opinion of the Avocat Général, firmly demanded handover of the 27-minute unedited film shot by Talal Abu Rahmeh at Netzarim Junction in the Gaza Strip on September 30, 2000. The Maginot Line of France 2 collapsed then and there. From here on in, anything is possible...

IDF Operation Catches Suicide-Bomb Cell

What do you know, two fatah terrorists who were part of Olmert's amnesty agreement have violated the terms of the agreement. They were among a number of terrorists apprehended during an IDF counter-terror operation in Shechem. I'm sure this comes as quite a shock. Why does both the Israeli and U.S. governments carry on the charade that there is a difference between hamas and fatah?

INN:
(IsraelNN.com) A three-day IDF counter-terror operation in Shechem has succeeded in apprehending a terrorist cell planning a suicide bombing as well as two Fatah terrorists who were apparantly on the list of those granted amnesty by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The suicide-bomb cell’s four members included affiliates of both Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The suicide-bomber himself was caught as well. In all, 31 wanted terrorists were arrested and at least two killed and several wounded.


The operation focused on the Ein Beit Ilma neighborhood in the heart of the city. Residents were put under curfew as security forces conducted house-to-house operations and combat with local terrorists. Terrorist sniper-fire was alternated with groups of local Arabs rioting, which the IDF responded to with crowd-dispersal methods.

On Tuesday, IDF Paratrooper St.-Sgt. Ben-Zion Haneman was killed by a 17-year-old terrorist in the alleys of Ein Beit Ilma. His comrades returned fire and killed the terrorist. Hanamen was buried that evening near his home in the Golan Heights.

Speaking at a press conference with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Fatah Chief and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called upon Israel to withdraw the IDF from Shechem, referring to the counter-terror operations as a “policy of invasion...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Proof of Iran and Syria WMD Cooperation

Proof has come forth that Iran and Syria are collaberating on the proliferation of WMD's. Jane's Defence Weekly has revealed that on July 23rd an explosion ocurred while a joint Syrian-Iranian team was trying to mount a chemical warhead on a scud missile, spreading lethal chemicals, including sarin never gas, which resulted in the deaths of dozens of Iranian engineers and fifteen Syrian officers.

Now given the fact that these WMD's were obviously meant for Israelis and possibly American soldiers in Iraq, it's poetic justice that these fiends carrying out the evil intentions of their regimes suffered the effects of and were killed by the very weapons they were intending to use to snuff out the lives of Israelis and Americans. May they burn in hell. It is way past time for us to snuff out the Syria and Iranian axis of evil along with their nazi-like rulers. Are we going to wait for them to succeed in carrying out a horrific WMD attack before we put a stop to their madness?

JPost:
Proof of cooperation between Iran and Syria in the proliferation and development of weapons of mass destruction was brought to light Monday in Jane's Defence Weekly, which reported that dozens of Iranian engineers and 15 Syrian officers were killed in a July 23 accident in Syria.


According to the report, cited by Channel 10, the joint Syrian-Iranian team was attempting to mount a chemical warhead on a Scud missile when the explosion occurred, spreading lethal chemical agents, including sarin nerve gas.

Reports of the accident were circulated at the time; however, no details were released by the Syrian government, and there were no hints of an Iranian connection.

The report comes on the heels of criticism leveled by the Syrians at the United States, accusing it of spreading "false" claims of Syrian nuclear activity and cooperation with North Korea to excuse an alleged Israeli air incursion over the country this month.

According to globalsecurity.org, Syria is not a signatory of either the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC), - an international agreement banning the production, stockpiling or use of chemical weapons - or the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Syria began developing chemical weapons in 1973, just before the Yom Kipper War. Globalsecurity.org cites the country as having one of the most advanced chemical weapons programs in the Middle East.

Gaza is Voted a 'Hostile Entity'

The Israeli security cabinet declares Gaza a "hostile entity" and will impose economic sanctions in response to qassam rocket attacks. Israel will cut back the supply of electricity and fuel. However there will be no large-scale military offensive in Gaza, only the continuation of pinpoint operations.

Naturally in the twisted, delusional minds of hamas, Israel's response to hamas' own ongoing warfare against the state of Israel, is itself referred to as a declaration of war. To the terrorist's warped way of thinking, the very idea that Israel or anyone would take defensive measures against its aggression, is itself considered an act of aggression. It's like when hamas declared a ceasefire, but continued to attempt terrorist attacks, and when Israel finally responded after months of restraint, Israel was of course accused of breaking the ceasefire. This is typical muslim logic.

YNet:
The security cabinet voted on Wednesday to declare the Gaza Strip a hostile political entity. The ministers also discussed the continuous rocket attacks against Israel.

The unanimous vote also authorized the imposing of economic sanctions against Gaza, so long as they do not affect the civilian population. The measures to be taken against Gaza include cutting back on the supply of electricity and fuel, in accordance with international law.

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum said that Israel's decision constituted a "declaration of war."

"This is a dangerous escalation of the attempt to legitimize destroying Palestinian land, criminal behavior and bringing a humanitarian disaster on the Palestinian people. This is Israel attempting a knock-out blow against Hamas following its successes in taking control of Gaza.

"I find the silence and cooperation of the man in Ramallah (Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas) with the enemy to be very curious indeed," said Barhoum.

The security cabinet met on Wednesday morning to discuss recent events in Gaza, including last week's Qassam attack against the Zikim military base. Over 60 soldiers were wounded in the attack.

All cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert voiced their objection to retaking Gaza at this time...

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Syria Murders Christian MP

Syria's thuggish ruler has again murdered an anti-Syrian MP in Lebanon, along with seven others.

Syria's alawite regime along with its terrorist muslim proxies hezbollah, have destroyed what was once a peaceful, prosperous Christian Lebanon. Muslims destroy every country they control and Christians in Lebanon and other muslim countries are forced to flee from persecution.

Haaretz:
Members of Lebanon's government coalition on Wednesday held Syria responsible for a car bomb which exploded in a Christian suburb of the capital Beirut earlier in the day, killing an anti-Syrian parliamentarian and seven other people.

At least 67 more people were wounded in the blast.

Christian MP Antoine Ghanem, 64, was killed in the attack. Security sources said earlier that the explosion had targeted a politician.


Members of the coalition blamed Syria for Ghanem's death, which came only two days after he returned to Lebanon from the safety of abroad. Damascus denied the accusations of involvement, as it has done for each of the past seven assassinations.

"I have never seen a more cowardly regime than that of Bashar Assad's," said lawmaker Saad Hariri, blaming the Syrian president for Ghanem's death. Hariri heads the anti-Syrian majority in Parliament, a role he stepped into after his father, former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, was killed by car bomb in 2005.

Cabinet member Ahmed Fatfat also blamed Syria for the attack, saying Damascus wanted to derail recent efforts by majority and opposition leaders to begin presidential elections on September 25.

"It is the only regime that does not want presidential elections in Lebanon to be held," Fatfat told The Associated Press...

Iran Draws Up Plans to Attack Israel

Iran has threatened to bomb Israel should it make a "silly mistake" such as preempt Iran's crazed, fanatical mullahs from perpetrating a nuclear holocaust against it.

ABCNews:
The deputy commander of Iran's air force said Wednesday that plans have been drawn up to bomb Israel if the Jewish state attacks Iran, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

"We have drawn up a plan to strike back at Israel with our bombers if this regime (Israel) makes a silly mistake," deputy air force chief, Gen. Mohammad Alavi was quoted as telling Fars in an interview.


The Fars news agency confirmed the quotes when contacted by the Associated Press, but would not provide a tape of the interview. The Iranian Air Force, for its part, had no immediate comment on the interview.

The announcement comes amid rising tensions in the region with the United States calling for a new round of U.N. sanctions against Iran over its disputed nuclear program and Israeli planes having recently overflown Iranian ally Syria's territory.

Carter Continues to Smear Israel

Since Jimmy Carter is afraid to face anyone who might challenge his scurrilous charges against Israel, such as Alan Dershowitz, he obviously feels more comfortable making appearances in places where he will not be challenged, such as an obscure, little-known far left radio program. Here he is once again spreading lies about Israel on Amy Goodman's Democracy Now radio show:

Americans don't want to know and many Israelis don't want to know what is going on inside Palestine. It's a terrible human rights persecution that far transcends what any outsider would imagine. And there are powerful political forces in America that prevent any objective analysis of the problem in the Holy Land. I think it's accurate to say that not a single member of Congress with whom I'm familiar would possibly speak out and call for Israel to withdraw to their legal boundaries or to publicize the plight of the Palestinians or even to call publicly and repeatedly for good faith peace talks. There hasn't been a day of peace talks now in more than seven years. So this is a taboo subject. And I would say that if any member of Congress did speak out, as I've just described, they would probably not be back in the Congress the next term.


Now when he says Israel should withdraw to its "legal boundaries" I'm assuming he is referring to resolution 242. Carter repeatedly misrepresents the meaning of 242 and no one who interviews him ever challenges him on this. Resolution 242 as stated by the very people who were involved in drafting it, Lord Caradon and Eugene Rostow, does not require Israel to withdraw from all of the territories captured in the '67 war. The resolution calls for Israel to withdraw from "territories" as opposed to "the territories" captured in the '67 war. The word "the" was deliberately left out. The borders were to be decided through negotiations among the parties to the conflict. Any withdrawal by Israel would be to "secure and recognized" boundaries. This is one of many libels constantly spread by Carter to demonize Israel. Hat tip Newsbusters.


On a related note, Frontpage magazine has a new flash video entitled Carter's war against the Jews, which refutes the lies Carter spreads about Israel:

It was almost exactly five years ago that Jimmy Carter was awarded a Nobel Peace prize for his grandstanding attacks on his country and his president in the run-up to the Iraq war.

But it is Israel, a small democratic nation amidst a sea of hostile dictatorships, that has been the object of Carter's most enduring obsessions and the target of his most unscrupulous slanders.

Our newest flash video, "Jimmy Carter's War Against the Jews," lays bare this aspect of Carter's political career in devastating detail. Based on a pamphlet by Jacob Laksin, the video powerfully refutes the lies that Carter has spread about the Jews and Israel in his many books and speeches.

Point by point, the video explodes Carter's duplicitous claims about Israeli policies and the Jewish state's treatment of Palestinian Arabs. Contrary to his cultivated image as an international peacemaker, the video shows Carter to be a world-class hypocrite, harping endlessly on Israel's supposed flaws while averting his gaze from the tyrannies that populate the Middle East, all the while pocketing generous contributions from Arab despots. It is a devastating portrait of the real Jimmy Carter. Having seen it, you will never look at the 39 th president the same way.

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Iran's Crazy Midget Dictator's Latest Rant

Iran's lunatic, messianic pygmy dictator mouths off again. He says Bush will be tried before an international court of law for the invasion of Iraq. Something tells me whacked-out mahmoud and his crazed band of mullahs will, in the not-too-distant future, be the ones to be tried before a tribunal for all of their war crimes and crimes against humanity. That is assuming they survive an attack by the U.S. and or Israel.

TEHRAN, Iran - President Bush will one day be tried in court just like deposed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein for his involvement in the Iraq tragedy, Iran's supreme leader said Friday.


Speaking to thousands of worshippers during the first Friday prayer of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Bush will be called to account for the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

"A day will come that the current U.S. president and officials will be tried in an international supreme court for the catastrophes they caused in Iraq," he said.

"Americans will have to answer for why they don't end occupation of Iraq and why waves of terrorism and insurgency have overwhelmed the country," he added. "It will not be like this forever and some day they will be stopped as happened to Hitler, Saddam and certain other European leaders."

Khamenei mocked the U.S., describing the recent congressional testimony of the top U.S. officials in Iraq as a sign of weakness and the failure of American policy in the war torn country.

"More than four years have passed since the occupation of Iraq and today everyone knows that America has failed and is frantically looking for a way out," he said...
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Meanwhile Iran claims to have 600 missiles pointed at targets throughout Israel and will fire them should Iran or Syria be attacked. Well Israel has already struck Syria and so far no response, just alot of bluster.

Six hundred Iranian Shihab-3 missiles are pointed at targets throughout Israel, and will be launched if either Iran or Syria are attacked, an Iranian website affiliated with the regime reported on Monday.

Behind a poster of Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reading: "Missile maneuver of the Great Prophet," Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards tests the long-range Shihab-3 missile in a central desert area of Iran.

"Iran will shoot at Israel 600 missiles if it is attacked," the Iranian news website, Assar Iran, reported. "600 missiles will only be the first reaction."

According to the report, dozens of locations throughout Iraq, which are being used by the US Army, have also been targeted.

The Shihab missile has a range of 1,300 km, and can reach anywhere in Israel...


And even France is now taking a much stronger stance against Iran, saying that a military attack is an option preferable to an Iranian nuclear bomb.

Iran asks "Little Satan" for Help

In a grudging respect for Israeli science, the Iranian ambassador to Bangkok has requested help from Israeli forensics experts to identify the bodies of 18 Iranians missing from Sunday's fatal plane crash. The Israeli team had already arrived there to identify the bodies of eight missing Israelis.

Just a few years back Iran's crazed, hateful mullahs chose to let some of its people die rather than accept aid from Israel after a devastating earthquake.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Whitewashing of Iran Holocaust Movie

That holocaust series being broadcast on Iranian TV in which the press claims that it acknowledges and is sympathetic to the holocaust, in fact does no such thing. The main point of the series is to portray German Jews as collaborating with the nazis in order to create the conditions for Jewish settlement in Palestine. Also those used as advisors are anti-Semites and holocaust deniers.

From Daled Amos:
...Reader Niko K. writes below that a Spiegel story on the miniseries sharply contradicts the AP’s account. So sharply, in fact, that I’m wondering now if the AP story is a deliberate whitewash. Writes Niko:

The article has it all wrong, and also the Wall Street Journal article that appeared earlier.

Mohammed Reza Kazemi cleared up the matter in a recent SPIEGEL article (link in German only, sorry). Main points:
* the major point of the series is that it was allegedly the German Jews themselves who collaborated with Hitler to kill those Jews who opposed the re-settlement of Palestine


* for example, a plot line shows that a Jewish researcher is in possession of documents that prove the connection between Hitler and Zionists

* the credits of each episode feature the work of anti-Semite Roger Garaudy as a “historical source”

* “historical adviser” to the series is Holocaust denier Abdollah Shahbazi who openly admits in his blog that he’s a denier

* director and screenwriter Hassan Fatthi alleged to SPIEGEL that according to “historical evidence” a majority of Hitler’s victims were those who opposed the re-settlement of Palestine...


Daled Amos wonders if the AP review of the holocaust series is a deliberate whitewash.

Resist Sharia

There is a debate going on in Quebec as to if, and how much islam should be accommodated. The town of Hérouxville even adopted a code of 'societal norms' establishing that the rule of law has to apply to all of its residents regardless of cultural or religious traditions. For example genital mutilation and the stoning of women are deemed as unacceptable. Unfortunately due to pressure from Canadian muslim groups, including even a muslim women's delegation, the part of the code regarding "genital excision" and "public stoning of women" were dropped for reasons of anti-muslim bias.

As religious prescriptions for living lately have come to be infused into daily life in novel and provocative ways, the question is often posed: Has the presence of Islam changed the face of social relations in the West? The question has especially animated Canada's bilingual Quebec province - a political entity that seeks to apply the rule of law to all its residents, without exception. This is a debate we'd do well to consider, as voices raised to implement and to protest exceptions to the law become more frequent, more strident, and more divisive.

In the beginning was the town of Hérouxville (motto: Carpe Diem), whose municipal council unanimously adopted a code (in English and in French) of "societal norms" in January. These applied to the town's 1,300 residents, but concerned future resident immigrants, especially. Most noted was language condemning public stoning of women and genital excision.

The point? The fact that "men and women have the same value." And that from this derives
"a woman's right to drive an automobile, vote her conscience, sign checks, dance, and decide for herself."
The town's normative code also remarks that Quebeckers are wont to decorate Christmas trees and patronize physicians of either gender, that cuts of pork and beef may very well mingle on the butcher's table, and that girls and boys do swim together.

This being, the charter continues,
"we consider it unacceptable to stone women to death in the public square, or to burn them alive, disfigure them with acid, or subject them to genital mutilation..."



...Quebeckers largely agreed, and 80% of those surveyed in February claimed to support the elimination of religious accommodations across the province.

Finally, the Hérouxville "norms" raised such a chahut (ruckus) across the province that Quebec Premier Jean Charest felt impelled to charter a special commission to examine the lengths to which the province ought to "accommodate" religious minorities. And in a surprising turnaround two weeks later -- on the heels of a visit from a Muslim women's delegation, and threats of action by the Canadian Islamic Congress and the Canadian Muslim Forum -- "genital excision" and "public stoning of women" were dropped from the code for reason of perceived anti-Muslim bias...


It’s unbelievable that there even has to be the need for such a resolution in a western country in the 21st century. And it is even more astonishing that “genital excision” and “public stoning of women” were dropped. There is no room for such barbaric practices in western societies and those who engage in this behavior should be imprisoned. This crap doesn’t belong here in the free world, period. No accommodations should be made to islamists, if they don’t like it, they should get the hell out. We did not drag them here kicking and screaming, they chose to immigrate to western countries, and either they leave behind these medieval practices or they must leave our countries. We must not give an inch. We must not compromise our values one iota in the name of "cultural sensitivity". We must boldly defend our western values as superior and say so outright. Hat tip Israpundit

Monday, September 17, 2007

Stopping the Islamization of Europe

As though out of some Orwellian nightmare, on the anniversary of 9/11, hundreds of people in Brussels, Belgium standing up for freedom by protesting against the islamization of Europe, were themselves treated by the police as if they were the ones who posed a danger to the country and thus had to be stopped. Peaceful protesters, including a member of parliament were subjected to police brutality.

The story of the week wasn't Gen. David Petraeus' testimony on Iraq, although it dominated the headlines. The story of the week wasn't the sixth return of September 11 since the jihad atrocity of 2001, although it inspired many public statements and ceremonies. The week's biggest story garnered little press and few comments. But, in a significant way, this overlooked story — an outrageous display of police force in Brussels on September 11, 2007 — symbolizes the missing link in our flawed comprehension of both Iraq and September 11.


There, in the so-called capital of Europe, 200 people marked the day with a protest against the Islamization of Europe — a civilizational shift which, as Europe increasingly accommodates Shariah (Islamic law), is shockingly advanced. Indeed, Bernard Lewis has already predicted Europe will become Islamic by century's end. Absent a reversal of Islamization (which remains possible) I'm guessing sooner than that.


The assembly, sponsored by Stop the Islamization of Europe, was wholly peaceful — at least until Belgian police showed up. With a chopper above, water cannon nearby, they didn't break heads, exactly — nothing so kind as that. In a photo that should be titled The New Face of Fascism (brusselsjournal.com http://www.brusselsjournal.com/node/2441), we see black-clad Belgian policemen brutalizing a man in a light-colored suit and tie. His hands are cuffed behind his back, his right elbow is clasped in what is known as an arm-bar hold, and he is also being subjected to a genital hold — a vicious grip that, a retired cop friend of mine tells me, would get any American policeman thrown off the force...
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Way To Go IAF!

More details are emerging regarding Israel's strike in Syria. They blew apart a cache of nuclear materials from North Korea. Israelis should feel pride in the courage and skill it took to pull off this mission. Israel has now restored the deterence it lost during last year's Lebanon war. You'll notice the lack of condemnation which you would ordinarily expect toward Israel from the usual suspects; the UN, Europe and even the Arab states.

IT was just after midnight when the 69th Squadron of Israeli F15Is crossed the Syrian coast-line. On the ground, Syria’s formidable air defences went dead. An audacious raid on a Syrian target 50 miles from the Iraqi border was under way.

At a rendezvous point on the ground, a Shaldag air force commando team was waiting to direct their laser beams at the target for the approaching jets. The team had arrived a day earlier, taking up position near a large underground depot. Soon the bunkers were in flames.

Ten days after the jets reached home, their mission was the focus of intense speculation this weekend amid claims that Israel believed it had destroyed a cache of nuclear materials from North Korea.

The Israeli government was not saying. “The security sources and IDF [Israeli Defence Forces] soldiers are demonstrating unusual courage,” said Ehud Olmert, the prime minister. “We naturally cannot always show the public our cards.”
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A tale of two dictatorships: The links between North Korea and Syria

The Syrians were also keeping mum. “I cannot reveal the details,” said Farouk al-Sharaa, the vice-president. “All I can say is the military and political echelon is looking into a series of responses as we speak. Results are forthcoming.” The official story that the target comprised weapons destined for Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese Shi’ite group, appeared to be crumbling in the face of widespread scepticism.

Andrew Semmel, a senior US State Department official, said Syria might have obtained nuclear equipment from “secret suppliers”, and added that there were a “number of foreign technicians” in the country.

Asked if they could be North Korean, he replied: “There are North Korean people there. There’s no question about that.” He said a network run by AQ Khan, the disgraced creator of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons, could be involved...
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The Guardian wonders if this is a prelude to an attack on Iran. I certainly hope so. Israel cannot wait on the feckless EU, UN and the rest of the international community to stop Iran even if it wanted to. Diplomacy and sanctions will never be effective in preventing Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons. Only the U.S. and or Israel using military force can stop Iran.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

The Latest Haveil Havalim

This week's Haveil Havalim is up over at Soccerdad and my post about the Saudi Lobby is included. Be sure to read all the other informative and interesting posts on this terrific weekly Jewish blog carnival.

Jews are the World's Scapegoats

Victor Davis Hanson on the worldwide spread of anti-Semitism. It is no longer just the lunatic fringes of islamists and neo-nazis who concoct wild conspiracy theories blaming Jews for the world's ills, but in fact scapegoating Jews has become acceptable in mainstream elite leftist circles in the west such as amongst academics and some politicians. Hanson also bemoans the double standard of Israel being condemned for using military force whereas the world is silent while other countries, such as Lebanon for example, use harsh military force to fight terrorism. Also the fact that Israel is condemned as an "occupier" while once again the world is silent regarding real occupations such as China in Tibet. The sick reality is, that the more bloodshed muslims cause throughout the world, the more Jews are the ones who become the targets of hatred.

Who recently said: "These Jews started 19 Crusades. The 19th was World War (1). Why? Only to build Israel."

Some holdover Nazi?

Hardly. It was former Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan of Turkey, a NATO ally. He went on to claim that the Jews - whom he refers to as "bacteria" - controlled China, India and Japan, and ran the United States.

Who alleged: "The Arabs who were involved in 9/11 cooperated with the Zionists, actually. It was a cooperation. They gave them the perfect excuse to denounce all Arabs."

A conspiracy nut?

Actually, it was former Democratic U.S. Sen. James Abourezk of South Dakota. He denounced Israel on a Hezbollah-owned television station, adding: "I marveled at the Hezbollah resistance to Israel... It was a marvel of organization, of courage and bravery."

And finally, who claimed at a United Nations-sponsored conference that democratic Israel was "much worse" than the former apartheid South Africa, and that it "undermines the international community's reaction to global warming"?

A radical environmentalist wacko?

Again, no. It was Clare Short, a member of the British parliament. She was a secretary for international development under Prime Minister Tony Blair.

A new virulent strain of the old anti-Semitism is spreading worldwide. This hate - of a magnitude not seen in over 70 years - is not just espoused by Iran's loony president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or radical jihadists.

The latest anti-Semitism is also now mouthed by world leaders and sophisticated politicians and academics. Their loathing often masquerades as "anti-Zionism" or "legitimate" criticism of Israel. But the venom exclusively reserved for the Jewish state betrays their existential hatred...