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Geert Wilders on Danish TV

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

I don’t agree what he says about the Torah. I think it is more out of a lack of knowledge instead of anti-semitism. But I think he is right on with what he is saying about Islam and sharia. 

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: HT Canadian Infidel

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Obama’s Friends – The Weather Underground, Rezko, Wright, & Farrakhan

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Obama’s Friends – The Weather Underground, Rezko, Wright, & Farrakhan: “

Perfectly said by Rick Moran:

Barack Obama is just another politician – devious when he has to be, vague when it suits him, and a liar when necessity calls. May this incident involving Reverend Wright open the eyes of most of those who have lost themselves in Obama’s rhetorical fog so that they can see who and what they are supporting for President of the United States.

Meanwhile the MSM has tripped all over themselves to ‘forgive’ Obama’s foo-pah of befriending a racist. Just a little misunderstanding right? He was soooo courageous to tell the country that we need to end the division in America. That Wrights hate is the past and he is the future. But did he ever do that at his very own church? Did he bring change there? Isn’t the first place to prove you can lead is among those close to you? But he didn’t do that, no, he sat listening to the hate. He brought his children to listen to the hate….and he never changed a thing in that church. (more…)

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There are lies damn lies and then Islamic Propaganda

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

See what the jihadis think about our war against them. It is funny they sound just like the left and they are projecting there ability to lie on us. Well here is a blog entry for you jihadis at MPACUK. Well here is a blog entry for you jihadis at MPACUK.  MPACUK is just like CAIR but it is the british version.

Warning the following link and segment contains Islmo-fasicst propaganda

This is the war that started with lies, and continues with lie after lie after lie: “It has been a war of lies from the start. All governments lie in wartime but American and British propaganda in Iraq over the past five years has been more untruthful than in any conflict since the First World War. The outcome has been an official picture of Iraq akin to fantasy and an inability to learn from mistakes because of a refusal to admit that any occurred. Yet the war began with just such a mistake. Five years ago, on the evening of 19 March 2003, President George Bush appeared on American television to say that military action had started against Iraq.” 

 

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Chinese justice seeps into Canada

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

I think we should treat the Jihadis like the Chines treat the Tibetans. I am against commies but I think Iran would be much less of a thread it China took over. But I still oppose Islamo-fasicst and liberal governments Fascist actions that support the jihadis.

Chinese justice seeps into Canada: “

This story in yesterday’s Post by Kevin Libin, about the Chinese consulate in Calgary forcibly holding a Tibetan protester for nearly an hour, is growing into a international incident. RCMP are now investigating the conduct of the consulate staff. Kevin will be on Rob Breakenridge’s radio show imminently to discuss it.

I believe in property rights, and I believe that trespass is a tort, and can even be a crime. I also believe in diplomatic immunity, even for diplomats from cruel regimes like Communist China. But if a Tibetan youth did break the law in Canada, it’s for Canadian police and prosecutors to deal with — not some brutish Chinese apparatchik, who thinks he’s still back in Tiananmen Square, meting out Chinese-style ‘justice’.

I understand that the youth in question doesn’t want to make a fuss, out of fear for his family back home. Fair enough, but too bad — I think he’d have a helluva case against the consulate for false imprisonment, assault and battery. If the staff who bullied him were locally-hired, he might be able to proceed against them. If they were Chinese nationals, they’d likely be exempt, and I doubt the case could proceed against the government of China itself. But even filing such a doomed lawsuit would be a well-deserved black eye for the world’s biggest bully.

P.S. I love this suggestion aired by the National Reviews John Derbyshire. I know it would never happen; but if Taiwan did declare independence on the first day of the Beijing Olympics, what would China do? 

 

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Rev. Wright reprints “Hamas Stand” in church bulletin!

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

More of my posts on Obama  

Rev. Wright reprints “Hamas’ Stand” in church bulletin!: “

Finding an article written by the deputy leader of Hamas, a globally designated terrorist organization, in Trinity Church of Christ’s bulletin on Rev. Jeremiah Wrights ‘Pastors Page’ is beyond shocking. This is just another troubling insight into Barack Obamas friend and spiritual mentor and, of course, Barack Obama himself who said in his speech he could never disown Wright as he is a part of himself.  This is unbelievable:

The July 22, 2007 Trinity United Church of Christ bulletin reprinted an article written by Mousa Abu Marzook, deputy of the political bureau of Hamas. Originally printed in the LA Times as ‘Hamas stand’, Pastor Wright added a new title, ‘A Fresh View of the Palestinian Struggle’. The Times was criticized for giving a ‘Platform To Genocidal Terrorist.’ Where does that leave Obamas church? 

Marzook is a known terrorist and created an extensive Hamas network in the United States! 

  

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Update: Rev. Wright On The “State” Of Israel

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Mohammed Cartoons for Osama

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Hi Osama. I got some cartoons for you. This is in reference to Osama’s new video.  By the way Mohammed was a sick pedophile lying murderer. Also no muslims have the right to live in Israel, they have Jordan.  Feel free to leave the Fatwas as comments.  UPDATE: In honor of all the innocent people that died by the religion of the sword here is a dog shitting on the koran. (give it some time to fully unload 😉 )

As they say in Virginia, sic semper tyrannis!

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Obama Camp Drops “Black Panthers For Barack” Webpage

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Obama Camp Drops "Black Panthers For Barack" Webpage: “Thanks to Jay for the latest on the Black Panthers for Obama webpage.
They took it down.

Considering his latest ‘G-damning America’ minister debacle…
Barack Obama decided his New Black Panther page would not help him regain the trust of voters.”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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BREAKING – “Religion of Peace”: Krystallnacht, USA? – Five Muslims Beat Jewish Rabbi in Brooklyn

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

BREAKING – “Religion of Peace”: Krystallnacht, USA? – Five Muslims Beat Jewish Rabbi in Brooklyn: “

By Debbie Schlussel

Yesterday, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time, four to five Muslims viciously attacked Rabbi Uria Ohana in Brooklyn, New York, while shouting, ‘Allahu Akbar.’

Rabbi Ohana, assistant head rabbi of Chabad-Lubavitch of Massachusetts, was about to get on the F-Train at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street in Brooklyn.

The young Muslim assailants grabbed rabbi Ohana’s yarmulke (skullcap), and when he went to them to get it back, they beat him and shouted, ‘Allahu Akbar.’ One of the Muslim attackers ran away into the street and was hit by a car (G-d works in mysterious ways). He was arrested by police. But three to four other Muslim assailants–whom you can bet will attack other Jews–escaped and are free.

That Was Then . . .

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This Is Now . . .

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I just got off the phone with Rabbi Shea Hecht, President of the Rabbinical Committee of Brownstone, Brooklyn, who gave me the details. He is about to hold a press conference, this evening, to urge New York City Police Department to find and apprehend the other attackers.

Tomorrow night, the Jewish holiday of Purim begins at sundown. As Rabbi Hecht said:

On the heels of the Holiday of Purim, in which we celebrate the downfall of all anti-Semitism and hatred, we are calling on the police to beef up security in our neighborhoods to end such anti-Semitic attacks.

Hmmm . . . Where is CAIR et al. on this? Looking the other way.

Remember, it’s too late to be saying, ‘If we don’t fight them over there, we’ll have to fight them here.’

They’re here. And they’re in fighting form.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Stand Against Anti-War Rallies’ Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jewish Effect

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Stand Against Anti-War Rallies’ Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jewish Effect: “America’s left commemorates the 5th Anniversary of the Iraq War by organizing Anti-War protests today, March 19th. See 5YearsTooMany.com for a rally close to you.

Will their agenda also denigrate Israel for self-defense against Palestinian terrorism? Minority-rights and pro-Zionism activists should attend these gatherings to defend against anti-Israelism/anti-Semitism. Please bring camcorders and digital cameras to report your experiences here. Find a local MoveOn.Org candlelight vigil near you (and represent):

The war in Iraq has gone on for nearly five years. The unbearable costs at home and abroad keep mounting. It’s clear that Americans are ready for a real change in direction. On March 19th, tens of thousands of people across the country will gather to observe the fifth anniversary of the war with candlelight vigils. (Photo courtesy: Atlas Shrugs)

We’ll commemorate the sacrifices too many families have made, and the billions of dollars wasted in Iraq that could have been better invested at home. Join us at a candlelight vigil on Wednesday, March 19th. Honor the sacrifice. Change our priorities. Bring the troops home. Click here to organize your own vigil, or sign up for one near you.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Antiwar Protesters Celebrate 5 Years of Trashing America

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Antiwar Protesters Celebrate 5 Years of Trashing America: “The Americans for Defeat of America congregated this week:

Zombie Time has photos from San Francisco (That’s Mother Sheehan in the background.)


John Lilyea has photos from Washington DC this morning.”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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ITS BLOOD LIBEL SEASON/ Russian Town Warns of Jews Kidnaping Kids For Matzoa:

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

ITS BLOOD LIBEL SEASON/ Russian Town Warns of Jews Kidnaping Kids For Matzoa:: “
Blood Libel season has opened in Russia where hundreds of anti-Semitic pamphlets distributed in Novosibirsk, Russia, warning residents of supposed Jewish practice of kidnapping children to use their blood for Passover Matzoa

‘Beware Russian parents. Keep watch over your children before the coming of April 2008, the Jewish holiday of Passover. These disgusting people still engage in ritual practice to their gods. They kidnap small children and remove some of their blood and use it to prepare their holy food (matza). They throw the bodies (of the children) out in garbage dumps,’ the announcements read.


‘Esther’, a resident of Novosibirsk, told Ynet: ‘I saw the announcement, however I won’t be afraid of going to synagogue during Passover. In my house, we will have matzot. ‘Anti-Semitism exists in the city and it never disappears. You can walk around in the streets and see derogatory sayings scrawled on the walls of houses; ‘Jews go home’ and such. The announcement simply disgusted me. (source: Ynet)


Passover is just a month away. When Passover begins to come over the horizen so does the ugly accusations of Jewish blood lust. During the middle ages Europeans would accuse Jews of making their Matzoh with the blood of Christian children and use that trumped up charge as an excuse to kill more Jews. The blood libel charge goes back to the days of the Second Temple and continues even today. Look at the accusations thrust upon Israel, false massacres in Jenin, nuclear tipped warheads in Lebanon, targeting innocent children Gaza and I taking about the Mainstream Media.

As far as the Arab Media today, I have found some recent examples coming from the more ‘Moderate’ Countries (Source:Wikopedia)

  • In 2001 an Egyptian film company produced and aired a film called Horseman Without a Horse, partly based on Tlass’s book. The book was cited at a United Nations conferences in 1991 by a Syrian delegate.
  • In a twist on the libel of Jews using blood in matzah, a Passover food, in 2002, a Saudi newspaper [10] claimed that Jews use blood in homentashn, triangular cookies eaten on the Jewish holiday of Purim. The story celebrated on Purim, recounted in the Book of Esther, takes place in ancient Persia (modern-day Iran).

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The everlasting lie

We Jews are no strangers to suffering. It started 3,500 years ago in the land of Egypt: ‘Slaves were we to Pharaoh in Egypt,’ the Bible recounts. The 10th and final plague hit the firstborn sons of every Egyptian. However, by smearing the blood of a slaughtered lamb on the doorposts of the Jewish homes, the death passed over them. Since that day, the stain of Pessah blood seems to follow us. For you see, the most wicked of all the slanders against us is that of the blood libel.

Josephus tells us that already in Roman times, the Greeks spread rumors that we wicked Jews slaughtered a Greek in the Temple in Jerusalem and ate his intestines as part of our rites.

In 12th-century England, there were repeated stories of children being killed by the Jews for ritual purposes.

The tale was usually the same. The holiday of Pessah is celebrated in the spring; the unleavened bread is an integral part of the feast. The ugly rumor proclaimed that the matza was not fit for use unless the blood of a Gentile child was kneaded into the mixture.

It is simply such a wild, unbelievable yarn that it became believable. As Hitler’s minister of propaganda Joseph Goebbels so successfully taught, a lie, repeated often enough, will end up as truth, and the bigger the lie, the greater the likelihood that people will believe it. With the blood libel, you have both: a lie repeated for centuries that is an unbelievable stretch of the imagination.

The trigger for this malice always seemed to occur in the early spring, before Pessah, when the rivers were melting and the paths were thick in mud. Often a child had disappeared and was found floating in the thawing river. Other times, he would be discovered frozen to death in the woods or in a field. Sometimes, he was even found lost in the forest before the frost took him, but usually after the wholesale indiscriminate slaughter of local Jews. Sometimes entire towns were wiped out.

IT WAS THE year 1144 in Norwich, England, and little William was found stabbed. Almost the entire Jewish population of the town was wiped out. In Lincoln, England, in 1255, little Hugh was found dead in a Jew’s pit. The poor Jew named Copin confessed, in exchange for his life, that the boy was crucified. His life was saved – 18 other Jews were hanged for their ‘crime.’

So well known was this fable that Chaucer memorialized little Hugh 100 years later in his Canterbury Tales in ‘The Prioress’s Tale’:

She’s led him in through ae dark door,
And sae has she thro’ nine;
She’s laid him on a dressing-table,
And stickit him like a swine.
And first came out the thick, thick blood,
And syne came out the thin;
And syne came out the bonny heart’s blood;
There was nae mair within.
She’s row’d him in a cake o’lead,
Bade him lie still and sleep;
She’s thrown him in Our Lady’s draw-well
Was fifty fathom deep.

After centuries of pilgrimage to this site, as recently as the 20th century, the Anglican Church placed the following plaque in 1955.

‘By the remains of the shrine of ‘Little St. Hugh’: Trumped up stories of ‘ritual murders’ of Christian boys by Jewish communities were common throughout Europe during the Middle Ages and even much later. These fictions cost many innocent Jews their lives. Lincoln had its own legend and the alleged victim was buried in the Cathedral in the year 1255.

‘Such stories do not redound to the credit of Christendom, and so we pray: Lord, forgive what we have been, amend what we are, and direct what we shall be.’

Pessah was indeed a holiday in which human blood flowed. But it was usually that of Jews who paid with their lives for baking the most humble of pastries, matza, made with only flour and water. Any other ingredient, most certainly blood, would render it hametz and unfit for the Pessah ritual.

However, such a ‘probable’ reason was not always necessary. A more far-fetched excuse was the well-poisoning libel. During the bubonic plagues of the 14th century, Jews were accused of poisoning the wells of the towns to kill the Christians and to spread the disease. Somehow the fact that the Jews shared the same water, along with the consequences of the plague, seems to have been forgotten by the murderers.

One of the more twisted, and possibly the most telling and significant, of all libel events was that of the bleeding host. Through this facade we can grasp the medieval Christian hatred of the Jews as the deeper headwaters of the blood libels. To a religious and superstitious person in dark Catholic Europe, the wafer taken at mass was the body of their lord, and the wine drunk with it was his blood. It was real – the flesh and blood of their savior, in the flesh.

Throughout the centuries, Jews were accused of stabbing the host in an act of anti-Christian odium. Ergo, being the palpable body of the savior, the little cracker did what you would expect it to, it bled. Was it not enough that the Jews were responsible for Jesus’s death the first time? Seemingly once again they caused his death through the biscuit’s sanguinary surprise. This accusation of host desecration was first leveled against the Jews in 1243 at Berlitz, near Berlin, and resulted in all of the town’s Jews being burned. Over the centuries untold Jews were killed for their supposed heinous act of killing the wafer.

LEST ONE think that these vile events represent the distant foul past of an unenlightened world, we hear of an old-fashioned blood libel in Damascus in 1840. Chief Rabbi Ya’acov Entabi and a group of leading Jews of Damascus were accused of killing a Franciscan monk and his Greek servant to use their blood in matza baking. They were imprisoned and flogged and tortured to admit their heinous crime. When no admission could be coaxed from the rabbi’s pain-racked body, ‘witnesses’ were found who claimed to have seen it all happen.

What was unusual about this particular libel was the active involvement of the French representative in Syria. He seemed to relish being in on the action and watched the torture and egged on the participants. However, this was not the Dark Ages, this was the enlightened modern world. The word of the assault spread via the telegraph, and the Jewish world responded by bringing intense diplomatic pressure to bear on Syria. Sir Moses Montefiore made it a primary cause of his, and soon, all the incarcerated were freed, that is, of course, except for those who died during the torture. Rabbi Entabi was so revered for his honorable behavior that he was received with kisses and honor by the great rabbis of Safed, where he went the following year and where he spent the rest of his days.

The most celebrated of modern libel cases is the Beilis trial in Russia in 1913. The basic story we know without having to tell it: Mendel Beilis, a quiet, reserved superintendent at the Zaitsev brick factory, is accused of killing a Christian boy for blood for his matza. While the reason is unclear, the czarist regime decided at the highest levels to turn this into a show trial. As the closed police records showed after they were opened a few years after the trial, witnesses were procured and evidence was fabricated. One of the greatest difficulties the Russian police had was that not one priest in all of Russia could be found who was knowledgeable enough in the Talmud to argue the prosecution’s claim that the Jewish writings themselves were the basis for such a crime.

This time though, the Jewish and non-Jewish world and the world press followed every aspect of the trial and the ultimate acquittal of Beilis. Poor Beilis, a broken man whose health was taken by the years in a Russian jail, arrived home on the day of his freedom to a joyous welcome. Telegrams from around the world poured into his home, and a single message caught his eye. It was from Rabbi Avraham Kook, the chief rabbi of Palestine. Come home, he said, to the land of Israel. And there, Beilis went (although he later settled in the US).

Most of you reading this have also come home. You might have come from Syria or England, Iran or Germany or even the US. There were a few libels that happened there. Massena, New York, a small village located near the Canadian border, which in 1928 had about 35 Jewish families out of a population of 10,000, was the site. The US is different; there the accusation occurred not in the spring, but on Yom Kippur eve when the Jews were accused after four-year-old Barbara Griffiths failed to return home for dinner. Rabbi Berel Brennglass denied all charges, and stormed out of the police station. The little girl walked out of the woods unharmed the next day, and the Jews too survived the incident unscathed. But it is clear what could have been.

Now we are home and the insanity of blood libels from our lands of origin is behind us. It was something our grandparents might have seen or heard about. Sure some soon-to-be-forgotten history professor made a fool of himself this year by being quoted as claiming that Jews did actually kill Christian children for their blood. He was so shocked to find that besides some neo-Nazis and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran, not a single person believed him. In fact, with his tail between his legs and his father, the former chief rabbi of Rome, along with many other historians and scholars publicly denouncing him and his research, he announced that the book was being taken off the shelves.

It is really unthinkable to imagine a more horrible and antithetical act to Jewish law than the use of human blood for a religious rite. The Bible insists that a human life is holy. The most wicked of all human acts is taking the life of another human being. The drinking or usage of blood, specifically blood, is forbidden with language as harsh as we find anywhere in the text. Another principle found in the Torah is human kindness to your fellow man. That stems, as we are told, from constantly remembering the experience of being slaves in Egypt.

These two principles, lovingkindness and the sanctity of human life, are among the most clear directives and messages in the Torah. How cruel it is then that the blood libel cynically plays upon these two hallmarks of Judaism. By asserting that we killed a young, helpless gentile child to utilize his blood, the gentile plays upon exactly those pure traits.

BUT IS IT really a thing of the past? It is if 1982 is the past. For my children it’s like the Dark Ages. However, the then Syrian defense minister published and defended his book entitled Matza of Zion. I think that the cover art sort of says what the book is about. And our neighbors in the Palestinian Authority have had blood libels in the press and TV almost annually for the last few years.

Perhaps the most unique twist on the old story is 2002 article in Al-Ridyah, the Saudi government’s daily paper. One of the editors was called by a US paper and asked whether it was true that Al-Ridyah wrote that the Jews drink human blood and mix it into their food on Purim.

For some real gore (viewer discretion advised), you could tune into the Al-Manar 24-part TV series that looked at every major catastrophic world event in the last 100 years and found a way to make a segment showing how the Jews were the cause. It was shown on cable all across the Arab world and hundreds of millions saw it. Two very Semitic looking hassidim with beautiful ear locks, looking like a cross between Zohar Argov and a Breslav hassid, are seen plotting on how to make the matza with blood. A Jew by the name of Nathan convinces a young Muslim boy to join him in a cellar and there, with a prearranged conspiratorial wink at his Jewish cohorts, they grip the lad and slit his throat, letting his blood drain in full color and motion into a large pan. The next shot is of the two rabbis meeting furtively in an alley to each take a bite of the holy bread. Yes, it’s all there in full color.

We could look for all sorts of deep psychological or religious reasons for the perpetuation of this myth. All we know is that a century ago our ancestors quivered with their doors locked on the night of the Seder lest a knock unexpectedly spell disaster for them and their families. In fact, there were rabbis who decided that one should drink only white wine on the night of Pessah so that no intruder should find a red liquid prompting a call for vengeance.

This was a genuine fear, and because of it we can understand that the section of the Seder that says ‘pour out Thy wrath upon the gentiles’ was not as it is today – a slight break to get some fresh air or to play a trick on the kids and pour out a drop of wine from Elijah’s cup. It was clear and present danger.

While we sit around our Pessah tables with our friends and families this year, joyously tasting our award-winning Israeli wines and sharing our unique camaraderie and our joint history, let’s think twice. Libels continue to spin all around us. Let the final words of the Haggada be our guiding light: Next Year in Jerusalem.

Dr. Ari Greenspan is a dentist in Jerusalem and Dr. Ari Zivotofsky is a professor of brain science at Bar-Ilan University. The writers’ research of this material was part of a project into the history of matza in Jewish communities around the world. Anyone with interesting matza photos or stories is asked to write to Ari@greenspandental.com.

(Via YID With LID.)

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Iran Protecting its Nukes Through Gaza Violence

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

I hope the US bombs Iran this month.

Iran Protecting its Nukes Through Gaza Violence: “

Reports that Iran is the button pusher behind Hamas terrorism out of Gaza are not new. Iran is the puppet master behind much of the Palestinian terror in the world. What is being first being learned now are some of the reasons behind their turning on the spigot. Iran is pulling off an end run to protect its nuclear weapons development. As long as Hamas keeps the IDF occupied it is much more difficult for Israel to launch a presumptive strike against Iran.

Iran’s Hidden Hand in Gaza

By Avigdor Haselkorn
FrontPageMagazine.com | 3/19/2008

The recent escalation of fighting between Israel and militants in the Gaza Strip must be viewed in a broader context that centers on Iran’s effort to shield its nuclear weapons program from a possible Israeli military strike.

It is often agreed that Tehran would retaliate strongly if its nuclear facilities were attacked. Yet the tacit assumption is that, Iran would not seek to prevent such an assault in advance. This view is fallacious as it overlooks the fact that Iran can act to prevent an attack without itself resorting to military means. Indeed, the evidence suggests that Iran is energetically pursuing a strategy to divert and deter the IDF from striking its nuclear installations. Iran is also seeking the capability to preempt an IDF attack if these efforts fail. In short, while the rest of the world dithers, Iran is preempting the preemption.

The targeting by Hamas militants based in the Gaza Strip of the Israeli city of Ashkelon by Grad Katyusha rockets, which intensified during the recent fighting, indicates the diversionary aim of this strategy. Indeed, introduction of the Grad into Gaza highlights the length to which Tehran will go to distract the IDF. With a range of more than twenty kilometers Iran was able to treble the number of civilians in southern Israel under rocket threat to some 250,000. The Iranians specifically manufactured the rockets to fit the narrow confines of smuggling tunnels between Egypt and Gaza.

Hamas and Iran were certainly aware Israel could not tolerate such a threat for long. Indeed, Iran has sought to assure that the Gaza Strip’s Islamic radicals amas will not retreat in its will keep up their attacks of indigenously- produced Kassam rockets and mortars against southern Israeli population centers, fully aware of the potential escalation a large-casualty hit can cause. The Iran news agency ISNA reported January 19, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called Hamas political bureau chief, Khalid Mashal to announce that ‘supporting [the Palestinian nation] is a religious duty and that Iranians would stand by their side to the time of victory.’

Tehran it must be concluded is not averse to the IDF launching a large-scale ground operation to silence the rockets that will entangle it in the Gaza Strip for a prolonged period. The idea is to sap Israel politically and militarily elsewhere rather than allow it to focus its energies against Iran.

While the Islamic radicals of the Gaza Strip are used mainly as a diversionary ploy in Iran’s preventive strategy, Hizballah on Israel’s northern border has been assigned the task of deterring the IDF from attacking Iran’s nuclear sites. For this purpose Hizballah’s strategic rockets—such as the Zelzal-2 and newly acquired Fatah 110– are under Iran’s final say so. The haste with which Tehran acted to rebuild Hizballah’s long-range arsenal after the IAF destroyed most of it during the 2006 Lebanon war, and its feverish efforts to extend the range of the organization’s rocket threat to Tel Aviv and beyond strongly indicates its interest in restoring its deterrence vis-à-vis Israel. In fact, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported March 5, that Brigadier General Yossi Beiditz, head of the Israel Defense Forces Military Intelligence research department, told European Union ambassadors in a briefing that some of the missiles Iran transferred to Hezbollah have a maximum range of 300 kilometers, ‘capable of reaching the Dimona area from Beirut.’ Iran, it turns out, was not satisfied with threatening Israel’s main cities, but sought to directly link attacks on its nuclear program to Hizballah’s ability to target the nuclear reactor in Dimona to deter the IDF.

The third leg in Iran’s strategy is the undertaking of preparations to preempt conventionally an Israeli attack if one was imminent. For example, in September 2006 during the final stages of military maneuvers dubbed ‘The Blow of Zolfaghar,’ Gen. Amir Amini, deputy commander of Iran’s air force, told state TV Iran test fired a one-ton flying bomb that ‘can be used as a guided long-range air-to-surface missile.’ He added the bomb, named Qassed or Herald, was ‘a special weapon developed for penetrating military, economic and strategic targets located deep underground on the soil of the enemy. ‘

Moreover, Ha’aretz on February 8, 2008 cited ‘briefings recently presented to senior [Israeli] ministers’ as saying Tehran helped Syria, its ally, to upgrade the Iranian-made Zelzal rocket and improve its accuracy so as to become a credible threat against IDF command and control installations, air and naval bases and military depots. With a 250 km range and a 600 kg warhead the weapon is another indication that Iran is developing the capacity to launch a conventional counterforce strike against Israel’s strategic targets.

The bottom line is that Iran has been able to seize and maintain the strategic initiative in its conflict with Israel. It has put in place a wide-ranging preventive strategy along Israel’s northern and southern borders designed to impede the IDF from going after its nuclear program or at least foil an attack. Already this strategy has forced Israel to shift vast resources to defensive missions. Yet Iran has suffered no penalty and its strategic moves remain unhindered. Nor of course is its progress toward nuclear weapons. Worse yet, if Israel was to reoccupy most of the Gaza Strip even temporarily Iran would be rewarded and its strategic plan revalidated. Given the recent hostilities, the Mullahs must be tapping themselves on the shoulder already —deployment of the Grad in Gaza has dragged Israel willy nilly into the Strip, precisely as they had hoped

(Via YID With LID.)

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Friends and Foes of the IDF

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

I found this great photo essay by Pamela Geller at Atlas Shrugs

Friends and Foes of the IDF: ”

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Made my way downtown to attend the Friends of the IDF black tie at the Waldorf Astoria, a righteous affair. And who should assault the lovely karma of a busy Park Avenue afternoon? Nazi dregs of the earth, with their ginormous megaphones screaming down Park Avenue ….caterwauling ‘end the zioninst occupation now’!
So of course I start clicking away and they began chanting ‘run the zionist bitch over!’ as I stood in the street taking their pictures………. savages in Gaza, savages in NY.

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‘Run the zionist bitch over!’ as I took their picture

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tough guy is filming me….

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across from the Waldorf

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Lots of full headscarves. And yes they were typically screaming their Arab screed, foul all of it

Once inside, other worldly (like the garden of the Finzi Continis)

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Beautiful people

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The girls are utterly spectacular.

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Atlas loves the Marines!

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wow

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jihad sniffing dogs

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Moncia Crowley hosted (her fifth year) and she was very warmly received. Deservedly.

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Olmert. OTOH, he was not as warmly received and frankly his message of ‘peace and security’ fell on deaf ears. We know what he is.

The IDF orchestra played sweetly, the Star Spangled Banner, Hatikvah ….moving all of. The soldiers’ stories were the most emotional and difficult to hear. These special young men and women are lit from within and perform their duty with principal against the the truly depraved evil of’ Islamic jihad.

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Atlas and Police Captain David Rosen

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It was a huge crowd. An overwhelming sign of support for jihad fighters on the front lines.

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VIDEO of the haters (the leftist/Islamic alliance) from Pamela:

Here Pamela covered the counter protest to the Nazis

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(Via Atlas Shrugs.)

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IMPEACH BUSH

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

I think it is sick what Bush is doing to Israel. I really hope McCain is better.

IMPEACH BUSH : ”

You never expected to see those words here, did you? Well I didn’t either. I voted for George Bush and I thought he was the ‘best friend Israel ever had in the White House.’ I still think he is basically a decent man and I appreciate his efforts in the WVT – war on various terrorists (not including the Palestinian ones).

But today the Bush administration went too far in the wrong direction and I must oppose it somehow, with all my being.

In his speech today, President Bush said, ‘Because we acted, Saddam’s regime is no longer paying the families of suicide bombers in the Holy Land.’

Thank Gd and President Bush, he’s right: Saddam is no longer paying the families of Palestinian Jew-murderers for killing Jews.

But the United States IS.

Thirteen days ago, Palestinians viciously slaughtered eight of our innocent sons inside the Merkaz HaRav yeshiva in the heart of what Bush calls ‘The Holy Land.’ And today President Bush is writing the Palestinians a check for $150 million dollars.

Is this not terribly clear?

Add in the fact that, when asked if they supported the murders of the yeshiva boys in particular, 84 %of Palestinians said yes. It’s in the New York Times today.

So let’s get this completely straight. When Palestinians killed Jews, Saddam would pay their families as much as $25,000. We considered this to be evil and America opposed it… militarily.

And Now?

Less than two weeks ago, the Palestinians killed eight Jews – with the support of 84% of their populace – and today George Bush and Condi Rice and our Congress are giving them a gift?

150 million of our tax dollars?

What is that, almost $20 million per dead Jewish boy?
Or is it $250,000 per round of ammunition used?

Western-backed Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said it was ‘the largest sum of assistance of any kind to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority by any donor in one trench since the Palestinian Authority’s inception.’

Fayyad, who signed the agreement with U.S. Consul General Jake Walles, told reporters the U.S. contribution ‘was coming to us at a time of great need and it will help our efforts…’

Walles said the United States had pledged $550 million at a donors’ conference in Paris in December last year that would be allocated for budgetary support, development projects and humanitarian assistance. ‘We’re going to continue to implement the other aspects of our pledge,’ Walles said.

They’re going to ‘continue to implement’ this travesty?

With 550 MILLION of our tax dollars? Oh no they’re not.

Jake Walles and Condi Rice and Salam Fayyad and Abu Mazen can call it whatever they like; Saddam probably thought he was in the business of ‘humanitarian assistance’ too. But if it goes to the Palestinians while they’re killing Jews in Israel, to me it’s blood money, pure and simple.

There is no question: I’d sooner let Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid divvy up the money for earmarks in America any day, than bear responsibility for further enabling the Palestinians to kill and maim our families and our children. With impunity. With American money, our money. I cannot imagine anything more horrific.

If anyone can tell me how the U.S. is different from Saddam Hussein in this instance, speak now, because I’m ready to join with the opposition, the liberals who want to impeach Bush for their own reasons, in a desperate bid to bring attention to my own outrage, alarm and despair.

I have cried, I have blogged, I have emailed and I have faxxed… and nothing changes. Completely contrary to the majority’s pro-Israel sentiment in this country, our federal government is barreling ahead, pouring money into Jew killers and trying to award them with a sovereign state. For WHAT?

The buck stops here, boys and girls. What’re you going to do about it? What CAN we do about it?

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(Via Boker tov, Boulder!.)

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Israel demolishes Palestinian homes built without permit in West Bank

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Finally some justice.

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes built without permit in West Bank: “”

Israeli bulldozers, backed by armed troops, have destroyed five homes in an Israeli-controlled section of the West Bank.

The IDF said the houses were demolished because they had been built without construction permits. Israeli human rights groups say few building applications are ever granted. That forces Palestinians to build without approval.

The houses razed Wednesday in the village of Deirat, south of Hebron, were home to 38 adults and children. 65-year-old Abed Abu Aram said it was the second time his home has been knocked down, but he had no intention of leaving.

He said, “We are staying, even if we have to live in a cave or a tent.”

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Shocking: Study Says MSM Overwhelmingly Liberal Lefties

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Shocking: Study Says MSM Overwhelmingly Liberal Lefties: “

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A survey conducted late last year and released Monday, by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, confirmed the obvious — that compared to the views of the public, conservatives are under-represented in national journalism while liberals are over-represented. Jennifer Harper of the Washington Times discovered the nugget buried deep in the annual ‘State of the Media’ report from Pew’s Project for Excellence in Journalism and FNC’s Brit Hume on Tuesday night highlighted the findings from the survey of 222 journalists and news executives at national outlets:

Only six percent said they considered themselves conservatives and only two percent said they were very conservative. This compares with 36 percent of the overall population that describes itself as conservative. Most journalists, 53 percent, said they’re moderate. 24 percent said they were liberal and eight percent very liberal.

Only 19 percent of the public consider themselves liberal. And it’s not much of a leap to presume many of the 53 percent who describe themselves as ‘moderate’ are really quite liberal.

For national broadcast journalists (97 polled), zero percent call themselves ‘very conservative’ while 6 percent said they are ‘very liberal.’

Overall, only 8 percent of those at national outlets attend church or synagogue weekly.

(Newsbusters)

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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New poll shows rising Palestinian support for violence – report

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

New poll shows rising Palestinian support for violence – report: “

Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki told the New York Times in Ramallah that 84 percent of the Palestinians polled supported the March 6 attack on the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in which 8 young students were killed,.

He reported 64 percent supported the Hamas’ missile offensive against Israeli towns and 75 percent though the negotiations between Ehud Olmert and Mahmoud Abbas were without benefit and should be terminated. Shikaki said he was shocked by the survey taken last week because it showed greater Palestinian support for violence than any other he had conducted in the past 15 years.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Iranian Crowds Crying “Death To Ahmadinejad”

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Can the US help them?

Iranian Crowds Crying “Death To Ahmadinejad”: “

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Trouble in Munchkinland…

TEHRAN, March 19– Many Iranian youths rallied in streets across the country, shouting ‘Death to Ahmadinejad,’ in celebrations marking the end of the Persian calendar year.

The last Wednesday of the Persian calendar is celebrated as the Fire Festival in Iran, with bonfires and firecrackers marking the occasion.

In the western city of Ahvaz, angry mobs declared ‘Freedom is our legitimate right’ while demonstrators in the western city of Sanandaj shouted ‘Death to (Iranian President Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad,’ Ynetnews reported Wednesday.

The police in Tehran were out in force and, though they were met with a barrage of firecrackers, the situation didn’t escalate beyond what is typical for the Fire Festival, local reports cited in the news report said.

Ahmed Raza-Radan, the police chief in Tehran, warned demonstrators against violating the rule of law in a news conference.

‘The police force has resolved to detain any party-goers who break the law. The secret police will have full control, and will not hesitate to photograph citizens for evidence,’ he said.

(UPI)

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Journalist Witnessed Hussein Agreeing During Wright Hate Sermon

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

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Newsmax.com journalist Jim Davis said that on July 22nd of this year, he attended all services at Hussein’s church where Rev Wright was spewing forth his vitriolic hatred of America and ranting his usual racist rants, and on that day he saw Hussein in the pews, surrounded by Secret Service, nodding in agreement to the hatemonger’s filth.

Obama’s camp had initially stated that he was not in attendance on July 22nd, but eyewitness accounts say otherwise.

Here is an excerpt:

In fact, Obama was present in the South Side Chicago church on July 22 last year when Jim Davis, a freelance correspondent for Newsmax, attended services along with Obama.

In his sermon that day, Wright tore into America, referring to the ‘United States of White America’ and lacing his sermon with expletives as Obama listened. Hearing Wright’s attacks on his own country, Obama had the opportunity to walk out, but Davis said the senator sat in his pew and nodded in agreement.

Check it all out here at Newsmax.com.

(Via avideditorla’s shared items in Google Reader.)

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Gaza factory cemetery – who killed the jobs?

Posted by avideditor on March 19, 2008

Gaza factory cemetery – who killed the jobs?: “Gazans have come up with another PR gimmick to blame Israel for their problems, the Cemetery for Factories:
As Reuters, which willingly goes along with any anti-Israel act, writes:

Palestinians inaugurated a symbolic graveyard on Tuesday for factories forced to close by an Israeli blockade that they say is killing jobs.

‘The Main Gaza Cemetery for Factories’ contains some 40 graves covered with the Palestinian flags and flowers.

‘The Plastic Tools factory, 190 workers became jobless,’ the inscription on one headstone reads. ‘The Print House, 150 workers lost their source of living,’ reads another.

What Reuters of course doesn’t mention is that even in the early years of the Intifada there was the Erez Industrial Zone between Gaza and Israel that employed thousands of Palestinian Arabs. As the terrorism increased, Erez became a favored place to attack random Israelis; at least 11 were murdered. Finally, Israel closed down the zone altogether – after over three years of attacks by Palestinians from Gaza.

And if they every wanted to re-open the factories, they had a funny way of showing it, because the number of attacks towards Erez didn’t decrease. Here’s a list:

  • On January 4, 2005, an Israeli civilian was lightly wounded from two mortar shells that were fired at the Erez industrial zone.
  • On January 2, 2005, an Israeli civilian was seriously wounded from a mortar shell that was fired towards the Erez industrial zone.
  • On August 31, 2004, a Palestinian terrorist wearing explosive underwear was arrested at the Erez crossing.
  • On April 17, 2004, a suicide bomber killed a Border Policeman when he detonated himself at the workers’ crossing terminal into the industrial zone.
  • On March 6, 2004, four terrorists traveling in three vehicles (two of which were rigged with explosives) attempted to kill Israeli civilians and IDF soldiers at the Erez crossing.
  • On Feb 26, 2004, an IDF reserve soldier was killed when two gunmen infiltrated the Erez industrial zone through a tunnel.
  • On Jan 14, 2004, a female terrorist carried out a suicide bombing attack in the workers crossing terminal in the Erez industrial zone, where magnetic entering cards are issued. As a result of the attack, one civilian was murdered, in addition to two IDF soldiers and a Border Policeman. The Hamas and Fatah terrorist organizations claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. It is important to note that this was the first time that Hamas had used a female suicide bomber. The terminal was severely damaged, and needed to be rebuilt. As a result, Palestinians were not able to enter the industrial zone for a few days.
  • On Dec 4, 2003 a package containing components for making an explosive device was discovered in a truck carrying mail out from the Gaza Strip.
  • On June 20, 2003, a terrorist attack using a bicycle laden with explosives was thwarted at the Palestinian workers’ crossing near Ganei Tal.
  • On June 8, 2003 four IDF soldiers were killed and four others injured when three terrorists infiltrated the IDF post Magen 12, in the Erez industrial zone.
  • On April 15, 2003 two Israeli civilians were murdered when Palestinians infiltrated the Karni terminal.
  • On Feb 21, 2003 a gunman armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, three hand grenades, four magazines, a knife and a fence cutter infiltrated the Erez industrial zone and was killed.
  • On May 12, 2003, an Israeli civilian was murdered when a Palestinian worker opened fire at him at the Hila crossing.
  • On April 20, 2002, a Border Police officer was killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at an IDF post in Erez.
  • On April 12, 2004, a Border Police officer was killed when a Palestinian gunman opened fire at the Erez terminal.
  • On Nov 26, 2001, four IDF soldiers were lightly injured when a suicide bomber blew him self up at the entrance of the Erez terminal.

And that is just to the beginning of 2005.

While a symbolic grave for factories may be a nice gimmick, people shouldn’t forget the direct reason why so many Gazans are unemployed – because they had a nasty habit of trying to murder their employers.

(Via Elder of Ziyon.)

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