Anti-jihad radio host
was banned from Britain in
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith said:
"Coming to this country is a privilege. If you can't live by the rules that we live by, the standards and the values that we live by, we should exclude you from this country".
I am no fan of Savage, but I agree with
"How many members of King Abdullah's entourage at the G20 summit the other week live by Jacqui Smith's "standards and values"?"
Free the US Navy SEALs
charged with punching enemy fighter Ahmed Hashim Abed
(alleged leader of the 2004 slaughter and mutilation
of Blackwater contractors
The mutilated bodies of the Blackwater contractors
killed at Fallujah in 2004
are hung from a bridge.
One of them was a former US Navy SEAL.
And we are meant to care if the leader of these barbaric killings is assaulted?
Former US Navy SEAL
competes against a chimp in an obstacle course
on a TV show.
Helvenston was killed and mutilated
in Fallujah in 2004.
"Civilians killed in Iraq
since Obama was elected".
The left has also begun to notice that Obama has not ended the War on Islamism.
Absurdly, they blame Obama for killings done by Islamists
(just as they blamed Bush for killings done by Islamists).
Why not blame the people who are actually doing the killing?
Obama, as expected, is a partisan and divisive President.
the doctrinaire leftist Obama is not something new and post-partisan and unifying.
Rather he is
partisan, divisive, and increasingly unpopular.
One would never guess this from reading the European media.
Consider the following:
More Americans disapprove (50%) than approve (44%) of the way Obama is handling healthcare.
More disapprove (49%) than approve (47%) of Obama on the economy.
38 percent of voters Strongly Disapprove of the way Obama is performing as President.
Only 30 percent Strongly Approve.
Just 25 percent believe Obama's "stimulus" package has helped the economy.
July 2009: Obama is 10th in popularity among the 12 post-WW2 presidents at this point in their tenures.
Iran's bid for freedom is crushed
It looks like the bid for democracy in Iran has been crushed by the regime (for now).
One can't help feeling that:
Obama didn't support them enough.
(The struggle of non-westerners for freedom
against non-western regimes
makes little sense to his cautious, realpolitik world view.)
The Iranians didn't fight hard enough for their freedom.
(Yes I know it's easy to say that.)
The weak, half-hearted
Obama seems not to care
whether the USA's
no.1 enemy is toppled or not.
Michael Rubin on Obama's "realism":
"Realism is about maximizing U.S. interests. Preserving an enemy regime is not realism. It is simply stupid. We should not be throwing a lifeline to the Islamic Republic, the fall of which would enable Iran to emerge as a force for moderation in the region, and allow the Iranian people to take their rightful place among nations."
Think what Reagan would be saying right now
as the Iranians fight for their freedom against the
Axis of Evil!
Andrew Klavan on Obama's weakness, 22 June 2009: "Compare, if you can bear it, President Ronald Reagan's response
to the 1982 crackdown
on the Polish union Solidarity by the Soviet Union: "The struggle in the world today for the hearts and minds of mankind is based on one simple question: Is man born to be free, or slave?" ... In less than a decade, in startlingly large measure because this one idea found so mighty a voice, the Soviet Union was gone."
Israeli Premier, Benjamin Netanyahu
speaks with the moral clarity that Obama lacks:
"The Iranian regime oppresses is own people.
... The Iranian peoples' courage in their search for liberty is something that deserves notice from free men."
Mousavi is an
(as are the other "opposition" leaders
But this is bigger than Mousavi
or any "opposition" figure.
These are the biggest protests in Iran since the 1979 revolution.
This could (let's hope!) spiral out of control.
This could bring down the Islamic regime itself.
The 1979 Iranian regime falling would be perhaps the greatest event in the world
since the fall of the Soviet Empire in 1989.
It would be by far the greatest event of Obama's presidency.
It would remove the nuclear threat to Israel and Europe.
It would remove the sponsor of Hamas and Hezbollah and Syria,
and the killer of American and British troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It would deal a mortal blow to Islamism and jihadism worldwide.
Everyone should verbally support the revolt.
Though after the bloodbath in Iraq when the West tried to help the Iraqis,
no one is directly going to help the Iranians gain their freedom.
They will have to do it themselves.
The death of Iranian protester
Neda Soltani, June 2009.
The Iranians have to fight for their freedom. Wish them luck.
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009).
The first movie since the massive Islamist attacks of 11 Sept 2001
to actually depict Islamism.
This tough new movie reminds us why the Iranians are struggling to be free
of the vile clerics who control their lives.
we had to wait since 2001
for the first movie about the reality of Islamism.
Why? Because it is politically "incorrect" to talk about it.
The Stoning of Soraya M. (2009),
about the stoning to death in 1986 in Iran
of Soraya Manutchehri, a 35-year-old mother of seven.
Local and European elections, and by-elections, June 2009
Before the blasphemy law,
I was going to vote FF in the
local election, European election and my local Dail by-election.
Because of my anger at
the blasphemy law, FF lost all my votes.
Fianna Fail threw away my otherwise certain vote
with their offensive blasphemy law.
Blasphemy law proposed in Ireland, Apr 2009.
Insults to non-existent fairytale "gods" to be punishable by law.
Fianna Fail assault on free speech and freedom of religion.
Start of sharia law in Ireland.
These pointless killings
illustrate well that,
like the rich Saudis of Al Qaeda,
like the Weathermen,
like Aum Shinrikyo,
terrorism is not necessarily caused by "oppression".
In all of the above cases of rich, comfortable people
attacking rich, free societies,
terrorism is caused by demons inside people's heads, not by "oppression".
killed by the RIRA in Mar 2009
as they try to start a war that no-one wants.
The dissident republicans want all this to come back again.
The first proper Iraq War movie.
The first Iraq movie in which the Islamists are the bad guys.
The first film supporting the American troops in Iraq.
The first film supporting the British troops in Iraq.
Trailer for The Hurt Locker (2009).
At last, after
6 long years of anti-war propaganda films,
this is the first real Iraq War movie.
After 6 years of trying to help the enemy win during wartime,
Hollywood waits until America has won the war
before allowing the first movie
supporting the troops.
See other trailer.
banned from Britain.
Showing of Fitna banned in Britain.
Opinion polls show his party as the most popular in Holland.
I am not a fan of Wilders. But that is beside the point.
In a free society, what he says should be legal.
Until 1859, humans had no idea where they came from,
and what made us.
showed, all our previous answers were wrong.
It is hard to think of a more profound discovery in human history.
sums it up:
"Living organisms had existed on earth, without ever knowing why, for
over three thousand million years before the truth finally dawned on one
of them. His name was Charles Darwin.
To be fair, others had had
inklings of the truth, but it was Darwin who first put together a
coherent and tenable account of why we exist."
"He was the first living creature to understand what life really is. ...
This kind, gentle old man was reviled by the orthodox
and died plain Mister Darwin,
but will be honoured till the end of our species."
I think America has just elected another weak, naive Jimmy Carter,
and the West's enemies will be resurgent and triumphant on his watch.
I would love to be proved wrong.
"The Presidential Pledge", Jan 2009.
Original here. "I pledge to be a servant to our President and
all mankind because together we can, together we are, and together we will be the change that we seek."
This is seriously creepy stuff.
This Obama worship seems both irrational and deeply un-American.
For heaven's sake, Obama is just a bog-standard left-wing defeatist.
There's no need to get so excited about him.
George W. Bush
deposed dictatorships in
Afghanistan and Iraq,
killed thousands of jihadi fighters,
and kept America safe from homeland attack for 7 years.
Will the cynical, weak-kneed defeatist
ever achieve anything like this?
I doubt it.
I would love to be proved wrong.
Israeli offensive against Hamas in Gaza, Dec 2008 - Jan 2009
Summary: Israel left Gaza in 2005.
All Jews were expelled.
And yet the
Palestinians got worse, not better.
They looted their own infrastructure,
continued teaching their children to hate Jews,
and did not stop but rather
terror attacks on Israel.
Israel ending the occupation won't bring peace.
It will make the violence worse, not better.