Archive for February, 2007

Canada bares its… throat?

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

It seems that some Canadians — at least the ones represented by the Liberal Party — are ready to put 9/11 behind them, that is, pretend terrorism doesn’t exist, as the House of Commons yesterday voted to allow two anti-terror laws to expire. It hasn’t even been a year since the arrests of Canadian Islamists planning to detonate 3 tons of ammonium nitrate in and around Toronto. Ah, but the planned mass murder never came about. Unfortunately, because of human nature — taking the path of least resistance — terrorist intent to slash our supple Western throats is perceived as somehow different than if our throats were actually slashed. Too late! When you notice the threat, all your blood has run out. Never mind the bloodshed happening “over there.” My, how the grass is greener at home.

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Next Steps in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

by Daniel Pipes*

Testimony presented to: Hearing of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
February 14, 2007

2172 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C.

Chaired By: Representative Gary L. Ackerman (D-NY)

Witnesses:

David Makovsky, Director, Project on the Middle East Peace Process, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy;

Martin S. Indyk, Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, The Brookings Institution;

Daniel Pipes, Director, Middle East Forum

Transcript by the Federal News Service.
Video recording also available.

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Troop Surge: Some Signs of Hope

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Just as Democratic leaders in Congress have been forced to soften their Iraq rhetoric — “developing an anti-war proposal that wouldn’t cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq while requiring President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military” — there are signs that Bush’s troop surge may be working. The measure of success is a grisly one, no doubt, but what about giving peace a chance? From the AP:

Bombings have not slackened off, with at least 10 people killed in blasts around Baghdad on Tuesday. However, an apparent success of the clampdown can be measured in the morgues: a sharp drop in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found in the streets of the capital, victims of sectarian death squads.

The number of bodies found this month in Baghdad — most shot and showing signs of torture — has dropped by nearly 50 percent to 494 as of Monday, compared with 954 in January. The figure stood at 1,222 in December, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.

“We have seen a decrease in the past three weeks — a pretty radical decrease,” said Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq.

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Moore’s Minutemen Kill Iraqi Children

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Michael Moore’s “Minutemen” have “killed 18 people – most of them children – playing in a park in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi.” Moore’s buddies have left tortured and bullet-ridden bodies strewn across Baghdad — 954 in January and 1,222 in December. Here’s the great sophist, Mr. Moore, in his own words:

“The Iraqis who have risen up against the occupation are not ‘insurgents’ or ‘terrorists’ or ‘The Enemy.’ They are the REVOLUTION, the Minutemen, and their numbers will grow — and they will win.”

Moore’s “rage against the machine” includes investing in stocks like Halliburton.

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Challenges of Baseball in Israel

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Where else in the Middle East would baseball be permitted, except Israel? Anywhere else in the region, the game would be decried as a Western cultural invasion and, of course, lots of heads would have to be chopped off. You know, baseball represents all those “evil” values like apple pie, hot dogs (kosher, of course), democracy, having a good time at the ballpark, etc. Be that as it may, the new league’s founders have found “challenges:”

Ken Holtzman, Ron Blomberg and Art Shamsky are among the former major leaguers who will manage teams in the new Israel Baseball League. …

Shamsky joked about having to learn a new language so he could argue with umpires, reading out the Hebrew translations of “Are you blind?” and “Open your eyes.”

“Getting the chance to play baseball again, it’s like getting a second chance at something most people don’t get a first chance at,” he said. “If nothing else, this will make my mother extremely happy.”

Just wait for the left-wing Jews to object…

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Saudi Minutemen Kill French Muslims

Monday, February 26th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Saudi terrorists — who Michael Moore would call “Minutemen” — today murdered some French tourists, including several Muslims. Pandering to terrorists doesn’t work, and people like Moore support the murder of innocent civilians. No one is immune from the threat of Islamo-fascism, and putting lipstick on the terrorist pigs — calling them “Minutemen” — can’t hide the evil. From the BBC:

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The Departed: Hollywood Values

Monday, February 26th, 2007

By Andrew L. Jaffee

Many Hollywood types supposedly “rage against the machine,” but they are part of that machine. I find it strange that most opposed the Iraq war, yet participate in creating one violent movie after another. How convenient for Hollywood to claim a pacifist philosophy while peddling and profiting from violence — and washing its hands of the repercussions of violent entertainment on viewers. How can people indulge in graphic violence “vicariously” without becoming obsessed with — at least desensitized to — that same violence? Not only does Hollywood produce violence, it pats itself on the back for doing so, as evidenced by The Departed winning four Oscars. Here’s what the movie brought to the big screen as “entertainment:”

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Canada’s Racist Laws – The Destruction of our English-Speaking British History and our Individual Freedoms

Monday, February 26th, 2007

By Dick Field

Published online January 18, 2007 – Canada Free Press

In a previous article, I briefly mentioned Canada’s racist laws. Some people were confused. This article is much too long but frankly it would require a book to fully detail the harm done to Canada by our misguided governments over the last 45 years.

Therefore, let’s keep this as easy to understand as possible. Until 1963-68, the years the Pearson/Trudeau era began, and particularly after the charismatic Pierre Elliot Trudeau swept the Canadian public off their collective feet and became the Prime Minister of Canada, we operated under an English Common-Law system of criminal and civil law. Under that system we had the right to do anything not specifically forbidden by law.

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Mentality of the Former Masters

Monday, February 26th, 2007

by Steven Shamrak

The email exchange shown below reveals the deep-seated hatred of ‘the master’ toward the former slaves. This attitude and twisted mentality towards Israel and Jews can be easily observed in the behavior of the French, Russians, Turks… and even some Americans. These former rulers of the Jewish people appear unable to accept Jews as equals; thus they are incapable of taking an objective view on the Arab-Israel conflict and allowing Israel a free hand in dealing with her enemies. They are not willing to accept Jews, nor are they able to accept Israel as a free and equal nation. They have been doing everything possible to sabotage and minimize our successes both before and since Israel declared her independence.

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Giving the people what they don’t want

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

by Mark Krikorian*

President Bush’s “comprehensive” amnesty-guestworker extravaganza, that Sen. Kennedy may introduce as early as next week, is not going to become law this year. It may well be approved in some form by the Senate, though even that is not a sure thing.

But it will stumble again in the House of Representatives, just as it did last year, and for the same reason—the public hates it.

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CAIR: Ibrahim Hooper – Feeling Sorry for Himself?

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

by Andrew Whitehead

On February 16, deseretnews.com posted an article, “Vitriolic e-mails zero in on ‘Muslim,’” by Elaine Jarvik and Deborah Bulkeley. In the column, the writers are lamenting the reaction of so-called “ultraconservative” Americans in reaction to the recent religiously motivated murders at a Utah Mall:

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Global Warming – Population Transfers Ignored

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

Inter-climatic Immigration, Global Warming & Greenhouse Gases

By Dick Field

A few commentators have expressed grave concern that the continued importation of millions of immigrants to Canada, the UK, the USA and northern Europe contributes to an ever increasing urban sprawl and the consequent destruction of vital agricultural lands. Even Canada’s huge land mass cannot support the density of human occupation that its size would lead one to believe. Most of Canada’s land mass is virtually uninhabitable. Compatible cultural integration is also becoming a cause of concern.

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Invitations to two Daniel Pipes talks in California

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

by Daniel Pipes

I am speaking twice on campuses in California on the Arab-Israeli conflict in the next few days — once in Santa Cruz and once in San Luis Obispo — and I warmly invite you to join me.

- Where: University of California, Santa Cruz, at the Stevenson Event Center
- When: February 26, 7:30 p.m.
- Topic: “The Threat to Israel’s Existence – Why It’s Back, What It Means”
- Cost: Gratis

- Where: California State Polytechnic Institute, San Luis Obispo, at the Spanos Theater (Building 44)
- When: March 5, 7:00 p.m.
- Topic: “The Threat to Israel’s Existence – Why It’s Back, What It Means”
- Cost: Gratis

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Dissident Watch: Mansour Osanlou

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

by Michael Rubin*

On December 22, 2005, several thousand Tehran bus drivers belonging to the Syndicate of Workers of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (sharkat-e vahed) went out on strike paralyzing the capital. Their leader, Mansour Osanlou, called the job action to protest government refusal to discuss housing and education benefits, working conditions, and recognition of the union.[1] The strike was the first major independent strike in the Islamic Republic where, since the revolution, the government has served both as the largest employer and the regulator of organized labor representatives.[2]

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Explosive situation in Lebanon will continue

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

By Olivier Guitta*

While incidents keep on piling up in Lebanon, precursor signs are pointing to an escalation of the situation triggered by Syria’s allies. First incidents against the international forces of UNIFIL in the South are increasing.

For instance last Sunday Spanish soldiers were attacked with stones by pro Hezbollah villagers in Debbine. Then on Monday it was the turn of French troops, a medical unit composed of doctors and nurses who came to Marun El Ras to treat for free some local villagers. The French were quite violently kicked out by locals favorable to Hezbollah who told them not to come back.

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