lunes, 22 de junio de 2009

Juan Cole: apologist for anti Semitism

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While Cole and the National Iranian American Council—the Islamic Republic's de facto lobby in Washington—play down Iranian rhetoric and deny any incitement to genocide, a number of scholars, most prominently Tel Aviv University scholar Joshua Teitelbaum, editor-designate of the Middle East Quarterly Denis MacEoin, and German political scientist Matthias Küntzel, have chronicled Iranian rhetoric, including its dehumanizing medical metaphors recalling those used by Nazi propagandists since Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf.[15]

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad lectures above a sign saying "Death to Israel" in Persian and Arabic, not "Down with Israel" as in the English translation below. Ahmadinejad has also declared in Persian that Iran will "wipe Israel off the map." University of Michigan's Juan Cole argued that the phrase was a mistranslation and that Ahmadinejad did not have genocidal intent.

sábado, 20 de junio de 2009

"Most Evil"/"Most Stupid" Government

The "most stupid" label fits most Obamoids defending their lightworker's "engagement" policy.

“Most Evil” or “Most Stupid” Government?

I thought the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khameneii, had a cheek calling UK, “the most evil of western governments”. The figure head of this “most evil” government, i.e. Her Majesty the Queen, congratulated the Islamic Republic on the anniversary of the Islamic revolution, calling it the ‘Iranian National Day’.

This “Most Evil” government has allowed the Islamic Republic to set up its Press TV here in UK to poison the minds of young impressionable Muslims in Europe. London’s buses advertise Press TV as the ‘Voice for the Voiceless’, while the crack down continues in Iran and Iran’s bus drivers union leaders are still in jail.

Perhaps Most Stupid, would have been more fitting. A Most Stupid government that is easily taken for a ride and has advisors like Baroness Haleh Afshar.

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viernes, 19 de junio de 2009

House disagrees with Obama's passivity

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House to Vote on Bipartisan Iran Resolution

By Jackie Kucinich
Roll Call Staff

June 18, 2009, 9:07 p.m.

The House will vote Friday on a bipartisan resolution expressing support for Iranian protesters who have been subject to violence in the days following that country’s presidential election.

jueves, 18 de junio de 2009

If Protesters Don't want US Support, Why Are Their Signs in English?

I know that the protesters in Iran don't want the United States to interfere with their efforts in any way. I know this because John Kerry says it's true, and because every Democrat in government and the media is telling us that the people of Iran want the United States to keep quiet and not become, in President Obama's words, a "political football" in the standoff between the regime and the protesters. (Never mind reports of crowds gathered outside police stations pleading, “Obama, please help us, they are killing our young children.”) But there is one fact that doesn't jibe with the left's absolute certainty that this administration's silence is precisely what the protesters being beaten in the streets of Tehran want most from America -- the pictures. All the pictures show protesters holding signs in...English. To what end? Why would they want to galvanize support for their movement in the outside world if the only thing they want from the outside world is silence?

martes, 2 de junio de 2009

Amir Taheri on Obamaoid engagement | pandering to Muslims

If Taheri is right, then what is going on here? Why pander to religious fanatics just because they wrap themselves in thirdworldist references? There must be a better plan than this.


June 2, 2009

Barack Obama is blind to his blunders over Islam

The new President's approach discourages change in Middle Eastern countries that need it most

In trying to prove that he is not George Bush, Barack Obama has committed big mistakes on key issues of foreign policy. His Cairo address, and his “one-size-fits-all” Islam policy, is just the latest. It encourages Islamists and ruling despots, discourages the forces of reform and change and, ultimately, could produce greater resentment of the United States among peoples thirsting for freedom, human rights and decent governance.

I always love Nazipriest photos

Pubic opposes closing Guabntámo

I thought we already knew this, but it's useful to have this blackandwhite Gallup confirmation.

What happens next?

I think that the "one of the few subjects" and "fear remains" remarks offer a clue: intellectuals, Europeans and Euro wannabees will be able to condescend to the lowbrows as creatures of a lower order, ruled by fear and loathing, and dominated by state propaganda. Then they will somehow accept that Guantánamo, or an identical prison setup somewhere else, continues to function in spite of the so-called consensus that it was doing grievous harm to our credibility worldwide.
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Poll: Most oppose closing Gitmo
WASHINGTON — Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to closing the detention center for suspected terrorists at Guantanamo Bay and moving some of the detainees to prisons on U.S. soil, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.

It is one of the few subjects on which most Americans side with the views of the Bush administration over its successor.

"Coming up on eight years after Sept. 11, fear remains, and fear is politically potent," says political scientist Paul Freedman of the University of Virginia, who studies public opinion. "When it comes to the issue of terrorism … people are inclined to err on the side of that fear."

New poll results are devastating for Obama's Gitmo plan | Byron York | Washington Examiner

When will they let us forget about how grievous a fault it is to hold prisoners in Guantánamo? Maybe soon, from the looks of the following. How can politicians oppose such overwhelming public sentiment? It's all over now except the clarifications and confusion. In the end, we'll have pretty much the same system Bush installed.

New poll results are devastating for Obama's Gitmo plan | Washington Examiner
When virtually the entire opposition party, plus 68 percent of independents, plus 42 percent of your own party oppose something you want to do, then you're in trouble.

Most people don't agree that Gitmo has weakened US national security.

Peter says,

Jun 2, 2009

The significant thing about the entire policy regarding not only GITMO, but non-combatant prisoners and anti-terrorism policies more broadly, is that Obama and Democrats used this in the last election as a key issue on which they claimed was nothing less than a violation of the Constitution. Now Obama is maintaining renditions, the prison in Bagram, domestic wiretapping, indefinite detention without trials, military tribunals and arrests without warrant anywhere in the world. And, oh yes, there are a growing number of assassinations of suspected Taliban and al queda leaders, which of course is a far more moral and ethical approach than capturing them and using enhanced interrogation techniques. The hyrocisy, lies and corruption of this Administration and Congress are nothing short of outrageous! We have quickly established an Orwellian world of doublespeak where red means white and white means black. Thanks liberal slime.

Bob VADemHawk says,

Close GITMO, Mr. President. That is what you were elected for among other things. This poll, at best, is an outlier. My guess is they only called places like ID, WY, and GA which have strong Republican support but no intellectuals. This is still America. Try them in court or release them where you picked them up. It really is that simple.

Manufactured Democrat Propagandia says,
Jun 2, 2009

In this poll the American people are providing evidence that the Democrat party manufactured outrage over Gitmo to damage the Bush Administration shamlessly chosing political gain over national security. The Democrat chickens are coming home to roost.

Those peaceful hadjis