Monthly Archives: May 2011

Here’s the man who *did* predict the “Arab Spring” turmoil:

Chuck-DeVore-Speaking_RS In a post last week, I pointed out the apparent lack of foresight on the part of world leaders with regard to the widespread uprisings we’re seeing in the Arab world. I had not heard or read of any major player who saw it coming.

Until now. I just saw a Twitter entry posted by Act for Israel linking to a book review in Human Events of a work by California Republican primary Senate candidate Chuck DeVore, citing his accurate prediction of some of the events before they erupted in January.

I’ve long been an admirer of DeVore and felt he was the only truly qualified candidate running in 2010. More importantly though, he also offers insights into what’s coming next. I suggest you take a peak on his latest predictions in The Next Middle East War.

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And now, another exciting installment of — Hate Links to Report!

The folks over at Give Israel Your United Support have been hard at work in the trenches of the Great Cyber Wars, and have sent me another list of hate-site links to expose to the cold clear light of day. For my own reasons, I’m still keeping Facebook at arm’s length, so y’all will have to do me the favor of checking out those links, but I have every reason to be confident in GIYUS’ research. Meanwhile I did take a look at the Twitter links, and what I saw there was disturbing, to say the least.

Here is the cross post:

Last week on Nakba Day we saw the results of the intense social media campaign the Palestinians led on Facebook and Twitter.

Pro Palestinians are using social media to recruit anti Israel activists and call on them to attack Israel’s borders – these groups, profiles and causes are used to wage war on Israel’s right to exist.

Syria border breach
Palestinians climbing over the border between Syria and Israel

While Nakba Day is behind us, the fact that Palestinians were able to breach the border gives them confidence to move on. As Defense Minister Barak claimed Israel will be facing much more complex situations very soon.

Please take action and report the following Facebook and Twitter users for violating Facebook’s terms of service and waging war on Israel online.

Facebook

The following are organizations which opened personal profiles – according to Facebook’s terms of service only real people can open profiles, please log into Facebook, click on these links and click on report at the bottom left hand side. Choose the 2nd option "This profile is pretending to be someone or is fake" and then choose "Represents a business or an organization" in the reasons chart.

Facebook causes are often used to raise funds for charities helping make the world a better place. This cause however, blames the IDF for sexually harrasing Palestinian children without any substaintial evidence. Please click on report on the right hand side and send a message to Facebook asking to close down this hate spreading cause.

Twitter

The following are users which are using Twitter to spread information for Palestine solidarity activists. Some are using multiple accounts to spread their hate messages. Please login into your twitter account and click on any of these links. Click on the options button located on the upper right hand side Twitter button. Choose the 3rd option which would report that user to Twitter.

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Oh let’s just forget about the Holocaust… let bygones be bygones, you know.

holocaust bodies burning outside auschwitz rs to 288 X 210 Unbelievable! Here is another action item from my correspondent at GIYUS. It speaks for itself, so I’ll just reprint it here, with their permission and encouragement:

Is this justice? Belgium Justice Minister supports blanket amnesty for Nazis collaborators

 

Belgium Justice Minister, Stephen De Clerck, made outrageous comments about World War II Nazi collaborators.

De Clerck called for an "adult" debate in Belgium about granting amnesty to wartime Nazi sympathisers and "maybe also forget, because this is in the past".

De Clerck remarks came as Belgium’s Senate voted on a draft to grant accepted draft legislation from the far-right Flemish Vlaams Belang party that would grant amnesty to those who collaborated with the Nazis during the war.

The Holocaust must never be forgotten – 6,000,000 Jews paid the highest price and history cannot be re-written. The time that goes by should be used to pass on the lessons of the Holocaust to the new generation that wasn’t part of that horrible chapter in history.

Around 25,000 Belgian Jews were deported to Auschwitz from Belgium, after being rounded up by authorities that often enthusiastically collaborated with the Nazis despite strong resistance from Belgium’s people.Those that collaborated with the Nazis assisted in genocide – such actions cannot be dismissed because time has passed.

Stephen de Clark Please take action – send a protest letter to Mr. Yves Leterme, the current Prime Minister of Belgium, and  Elio Di Rupo who is in charge of creating the new Belgium government, with a copy to the Ministry of Justice. Ask them to respect history and justice and condemn Mr. De Clerck’s comments. As a democratic nation we in Giyus.org expect Belgium to adhere to the highest legal standards and to respect the facts of history even when it’s not convenient.

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Obama is still driving blind, and still thinks he owns the freeway.

US President Barack Obama was blindsided by the “Arab Spring” revolts as much as anyone else was, yet somehow he acts like he is on top of it all, and like he knows how he can use the events to his advantage. Why is that?

Short answer: he’s a megalomaniac, as became horribly apparent even during his election campaign. (Or if that is too wild a term, compare his behavior with the DSM-IV definition of narcissistic personality disorder, aka NPD.)

I don’t know of anyone, world leader or otherwise, who claims to have foreseen the past four months’ tumult in Tunisia, Yemen, Egypt, Bahrain, Libya, or Syria. There are some now who offer ideas as to where it’s all going, and I can’t say I’m in a position to evaluate the various scenarios being set forth, but neither do I for one minute believe that President Obama has any more of a clue than my next door neighbor.

Benjamin-Netanyahu-to-address-joint-session-320x206 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is scheduled to address the US Congress next week, and there is pretty much nothing that Netanyahu can do that Obama will like. So Obama is doing the best he thinks he can by trying to get in a speech of his own before Bibi can get to the podium. From what I’m reading currently, Obama plans to praise the Arab uprisings (as if they’re one unified movement, which they certainly are not), and perhaps somehow morph that into an admonition to Israel that it had better surrender to its enemies while it still has a chance to do so.

Dear Mr. President, you had nothing to do with the Arab movements, and you certainly don’t control them, so what makes you think you can use them as leverage against Israel? And anyway, haven’t you heard that in a war of words, it’s to one’s strategic advantage to speak last? So why do you want to go first?

Narcissus_Caravaggio_Crop_Wikipedia The only rational explanation that comes to mind is that the President of the United States is indeed afflicted with NPD. That’s anything but comforting to me as an American, but somehow we’ve survived the first two years of his rule, so maybe we just need to hang on.

(Added note: I’ve expressed a few times privately since the 2008 election the hope that, if push comes to shove, our top military brass will somehow find a way to avoid implementing an order from the Commander-in-Chief which would clearly destroy the nation.  We may have seen something close to that with the recent hit on Osama Bin Laden. An unnamed White House insider reports that Leon Panetta, Robert Gates, and Hillary Clinton were successfully able to overcome Obama’s unwillingness to authorize the hit, by staging what the source has called a “temporary coup.” That’s a pretty fantastic claim, but the beauty of it is that it makes the three look pretty good in the eyes of the American people, and that Obama doesn’t dare punish them, since that exposes his unwillingness to defend this country against its former public enemy #1. Maybe he has a lick of sense after all. Of course, he could use a good deal more than a lick, or even two, but there’s always hope. TTYL – lineman.)

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While Bin Laden spins on the Great BBQ Spit below…

There’s been plenty of media spin revolving around last Sunday’s elimination of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden. (Just in case you hadn’t heard, US intelligence had finally pinpointed Bin Laden’s location at a secure compound in Pakistan, and US Navy Seals were compelled to implement the “kill” part of a “capture or kill” mission when he reached for a weapon—naturally.)

There has been praise and there has been condemnation from different ends of the geopolitical spectrum (notably, severe condemnation from the West’s so-called “peace partners” in the cold war against Israel); there have been ‘expert’ analyses, and there have even been the beginnings of a Bin Laden memorabilia industry.

BHO looking POd making OBL kill announcement 1 May 2011 One of my favorite entries in the Bin Laden coverage sweepstakes is this picture from the New York Post of President Obama announcing the successful operation after the news media (and the White House) were pre-empted by that upstart medium Twitter. He looks rather displeased with the whole thing, doesn’t he? It was noted in one news blog today (though I can’t say I know one way or another), that Obama had been carefully avoiding giving the go-ahead until he was “overruled” by the intelligence and military establishment. There may yet be hope for this country at the highest levels.

But the most bizarre take I’ve seen yet comes from Iran, saying that Bin Laden was in actuality a Zionist agent, in the dual employ of the US and Israel. Go figure.

My personal viewpoint is best expressed in this quote from an ancient Israeli author:

…you shall go down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  They that see you shall stare and closely watch you, saying, Is this the man who made the earth tremble, shaking kingdoms, making the world like a wilderness, and who tore down its cities; he did not open a house for his prisoners? All kings of nations, all of them lie in glory, each man in his house. But you are thrown from your grave like a despised branch, like the covering of the slain, those pierced by the sword, those who go down into the stones of the pit, like a dead body trampled under foot. You shall not be united with them in burial, because you ruined your land; you have slain your people; the seed of evildoers shall never be named.

It is my understanding that, since no Islamic nation would accept their hero’s body for burial, the US Navy did the best they could under the circumstances, and fed what was left of him to the sharks.

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Ileana-Ros-Lehtinen-150x150 On another positive note, although my own congressmen has still not responded to my letters, there is at last a move in Congress to quit spending hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to finance the terrorists who condemn us for killing their leader. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is quoted as saying the Fatah-Hamas “unity government” agreement creates a situation in which US law requires a halt to support for the Palestinian Authority. US Senator Mark Kirk is also reported to be making moves in the right direction on this. It would be great if they’d move a little faster, but—hey—it’s a start.

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gaza_streetfights And one more comment on the prospects of a united, independent “Palestine” comes in the form of an analysis published in Defense Update. Read it for yourself and tell me if it does not become apparent that the whole concept is, as analyst  David Eshel calls it, a non-starter. Maybe the sky is falling, and maybe it isn’t. We need to keep our heads on straight, and we need to stay alert and watch.

Talk to y’all later,

lineman

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