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Blog - 2009 Archive

Jihad at British universities

Tzipi Livni, Israel's former Foreign Minister, threatened with arrest during visit to Britain, Dec 2009.

Consider Britain's bizarre standards:

  1. Enemy leader Yasser Arafat was let into Britain in 2001. Arafat was the father of modern Islamist terror against westerners. He was the leader of the Israel front of the global jihad.
  2. Enemy leader Assad of Syria was let into Britain in 2002. Syria is involved in killing British soldiers.
  3. Enemy leader Khatami of Iran was let into Britain in 2006. Iran is involved in killing British soldiers.
  4. Enemy leader King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia was let into Britain in 2007. Saudi Arabia is involved in spreading Islamist hatred throughout the world.
  5. The hate-preaching chief cleric of the Grand Mosque in Mecca was let into Britain in 2009. He says the Jews "are killers of prophets and the scum of the earth. God .. made them monkeys and pigs and worshippers of tyrants."

  6. Anti-jihad politician Tzipi Livni, Foreign Minister of Israel, Britain's only real ally in the Middle East, is threatened with arrest if she visits Britain, 2009.
    It is interesting that previously the National Front tried to have the Israeli Prime Minister arrested when he visited the UK in 1977.

  7. Anti-jihad politician Geert Wilders was banned from Britain in 2009. Wilders is the leader of one of the most popular parties in Holland. He lives under constant death threat from the jihad.
  8. Anti-jihad radio host Michael Savage was banned from Britain in 2009. 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 Mark Steyn who asked: "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 in Fallujah).

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 Scott Helvenston competes against a chimp in an obstacle course on a TV show. Helvenston was killed and mutilated in Fallujah in 2004.

Total success! All three acquitted!
  1. Julio Huertas acquitted.
  2. Jonathan Keefe acquitted.
  3. Matthew McCabe acquitted.

Obama agrees to Afghan surge, Nov-Dec 2009. Good for him. Despite his awful rhetoric, he may not be such a disaster after all. Let us try to keep alive a scrap of hope.

MQ-1 Predator drone, of the type that
President Obama is using to assassinate jihadis without trial.
Despite his awful rhetoric, he's not all bad.

"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?

More on Obama Body Count.

Irish sailor held briefly by Iran. Irish priest released in Philippines. Irish aid worker released in Sudan.

In defence of Israel

Beltway sniper executed, 10 Nov 2009. The first Islamist terrorist executed in the USA since 9/11.

The worst Islamist terror homeland attack in 7 years happens months into Obama's watch, Nov 2009
  • The Fort Hood Islamist terror attack of Nov 2009.

"You don't deserve to live you Jewish bastard!" - Email from Ruairi McCool, Nov 2009

The BNP on Question Time, Oct 2009
  • Has the BNP "reformed"?

  • The BNP has screwed up the immigration debate by turning it into a debate about race, when it should be a debate about ideas.

Abu Ghraib

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, Oct 2009

Vote No to Lisbon, 2 Oct 2009. Show your anger at FF. And express your opinion about the undemocratic nature of the EU.

A final goodbye to LGF, a once great blog.

Should the West give up on Afghanistan?

Muhammad Ali visits Ireland, Aug-Sept 2009

Prominent British novelist threatened for criticising Islam, Aug 2009

The Nigerian Islamofascists, Boko Haram ("Education is Sin")

The Irish economy

Darius Guppy defends Iran, Aug 2009

The media bias for Obama

The Mehdi Hasan affair, July 2009

Disgrace: Irish government introduces working blasphemy law, July 2009. This is the most shameful FF vote since 1985. This is the most shameful Green vote ever. This is the most shameful PD vote ever.

The two most disgraceful votes by Irish politicians in my lifetime:

Blasphemy law meeting, Wynn's Hotel, Dublin, 25 May 2009.
I make a contribution from the floor at 4:14 to 5:27.

Obama, as expected, is a partisan and divisive President.

As predicted, 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:

  1. Mar 2009: Bush, 2 months in, had a higher approval rating than Obama, 2 months in.
  2. June 2009: It was the 2008 economic crisis that won the election for Obama, but the voters aren't impressed so far. Voters now trust the Republicans more than the Democrats on the economy. Voters trust the Republicans more on all the economic and foreign policy issues asked - the economy, taxes, national security, and Iraq.
  3. July 2009: 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.
  4. July 2009: 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.
  5. 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:

  1. 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.)
  2. 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."

Support Iran's Freedom Revolution

Mousavi is an Islamist thug (as are the other "opposition" leaders Karroubi and Kadivar). 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.

Eight years 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

Local and European and Dublin Central and Dublin South.

Good news:

  1. Anti-government vote goes to sensible, pro-market, centre-right parties rather than radicals. Martyn Turner gets it right. (Though he seems to think it is a bad thing!)
  2. Anti-government vote in Ireland makes Fine Gael largest party.
  3. Anti-government vote in UK makes Tories and UKIP largest two parties.

  4. Libertas go from 0 to 5.45 percent (5th largest party) in Ireland. Anti-Islamist Philippe de Villiers wins European seat for Libertas in France.

  5. Geert Wilders' party goes from 0 to 4 European seats (2nd largest party) in Holland. Despite my reservations, it sends an important message (that the infidels of Europe will not tolerate Islamism).

  6. Mary Lou McDonald out. SF-IRA have no MEP from Republic.
  7. SF-IRA vote static or down in local and European and NI European.

Bad news:

  1. 2 European seats for BNP in UK.
  2. 5 People Before Profit councillors elected.
  3. Proinsias De Rossa re-elected.
  4. Joe Higgins elected.
  5. Richard Boyd Barrett elected.

Good news: Mary Lou McDonald gone.
Her party is the political wing of the IRA, which has killed nearly 2,000 people.
Her party supported the Nazis in WW2.
In 2003 she made a speech honouring a Nazi collaborator.
Above in the video in 2008 she is attacking Israel as it struggles against Islamist aggressors (who, by the way, also supported the Nazis).

Elections, June 2009. Punish Fianna Fail and the Greens for the blasphemy law!

I am someone who has openly praised and supported the Fianna Fail / PD governments on my website. They have made Ireland rich, far beyond the achievements of any previous Irish governments. I name Bertie Ahern as the best Taoiseach ever on my site. Yes, there has been an economic crash starting in 2008, but this is a global problem, and it will pass. At worst we may go back to early 2000s level of wealth before things pick up again.

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.

Outrage: 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.

Related topics:

The game "Faith Fighter".
The kind of thing FF are proposing to make illegal.
Click to play the game.

Father Ted.
The kind of thing FF are proposing to make illegal.

The Paddy Power "Last Supper" ad.
The kind of thing FF are proposing to make illegal.
See full size.

The Devils (1971).
The kind of thing FF are proposing to make illegal.

Racist UN conference, 20-24 Apr 2009

Boycott Durban 2
I asked: "Will Obama have the guts to?"
The answer: Yes! Credit where it is due to Obama!

Watching what actually goes on at the U.N. "Human Rights" Council is the best cure for anyone who believes in the UN.

Some inter-linked topics

Debate with John Pendlebury

Terrorist assault on Ireland, Mar 2009

Dissident republicans, who no one would vote for, and who don't have the guts to stand for election, try to drag Ireland back into the abyss.

  • RIRA kills two British soldiers, 7 Mar 2009. First British military killed in Northern Ireland since 1997.
  • CIRA kills police officer, 9 Mar 2009. First police officer killed in Northern Ireland since 1998.

  • These pointless killings illustrate well that, like the rich Saudis of Al Qaeda, like the Weathermen, like Baader-Meinhof, 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".

Cengiz Azimkar, 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.

Geert Wilders 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.

Left-wing children's TV

200th anniversary of birth of Charles Darwin, the man who discovered where humans came from.

Darwin in 1842. From here.

Until 1859, humans had no idea where they came from, and what made us. As Darwin showed, all our previous answers were wrong. It is hard to think of a more profound discovery in human history. Richard Dawkins 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."

If God does not exist, is life meaningless?

Obama arrives, Bush leaves, Jan 2009

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.

The idealistic 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 Barack Obama ever achieve anything like this? I doubt it. I would love to be proved wrong.

A grim warning of the dangers of green extremism

The Irish left protest about Gaza

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, elected Hamas, continued teaching their children to hate Jews, and did not stop but rather escalated terror attacks on Israel.

Conclusion: Israel ending the occupation won't bring peace. It will make the violence worse, not better.

Rockets fired at Israel from Gaza, 2000-08.
Note how rocket attacks escalate after Israel leaves Gaza in 2005.
See full size.



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