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Israel Ex-General Criticizes Israeli Defensive Posture

Posted by avideditor on April 11, 2008

Have a great shabat all.Here is some great commentary form Holgers Awakens. Enjoy.

Israel Ex-General Criticizes Israeli Defensive Posture: “

An ex-General with the IDF has come out as sharply critical of the Israeli leadership’s commitment to a defensive posture against attacks by the jihadists of Hamas, Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad. This is from the article here from DEBKA:

Former OC Central Command and ex-defense ministry Dir.-Gen Ret. Gen. Shraga Biran said Friday, April 11, that Israel’s security problems will not be solved through defensive operations. In an unusually outspoken diatribe against current government policy by an apolitical military strategist, Biran warned that this defensive posture would lead inexorably to war, while strengthening Israel’s antagonists, Syria, Hizballah and Hamas.

I certainly can’t find anything I disagree with in the criticism by Biran. In my view, Israel continues to let the jihadists take the first punch and the net result is that the Israelis are getting softer with each blow. I am STILL waiting for the retribution from the Jerusalem seminary massacre. And where is the offensive into Gaza to create more of a buffer zone? The Israelis have been shot, bombed and rocket-attacked for four months straight now and there is no sign of any housecleaning.

It’s high time that the Israelis create a strategy, a major offensive to take Hezbollah and Hamas off their mark. Both terrorist groups are preparing for war, so why let them get entrenched and prepared? The world has nothing to say about it and Condi Rice can go suck an egg. The protection of Israel is dependent on attacks on the jihadists that will set them back not in some lax retaliation of words.

Israeli ex-general sharply criticizes official ‘defensive’ policy as recipe for war

He faulted the West as a whole for closing its eyes to Iran’s rising strength and nuclear aspirations.
DEBKAfile’s military sources hold up Israel’s military action in Gaza Friday to illustrate the point made by Gen. Biran.
Following the murder on April 9 of two Israeli civilians at the fuel terminal supplying Gaza, Israel’s Givati Brigades, tank and engineering units, supported by combat helicopters advanced to between one and 1.5 km deep into the Gaza Strip and stopped short outside the El Bureij camp. All day, they engaged fire with armed Palestinians who used rocket-propelled grenades, heavy machine gun and mortars. The troops kept on dodging the fire without advancing.
Israeli helicopters hit Palestinian firing positions, killing six gunmen and a child. In the afternoon the IDF spokesman accused the Palestinians of fighting from inside populated areas.
Two things happened in this engagement, according to DEBKAfile’s military analysts:
1. Palestinian forces had another chance to hone their combat skills by watching Israeli tank movements and learning how to defend themselves, before going on the offensive.
2. The Palestinian population practiced ways of supporting their gunmen.
It is a well-known convention that Hamas draws its forward front lines in and around Gaza’s urban centers, such as Gaza City and Al Bureij and uses the population as human shields.
The operation was mounted to exact a penalty from the Palestinian terrorists two days after their unprovoked incursion into the fuel facility and two murders. Instead of showing their deterrent mettle, Israeli combat forces had to make do with fighting from a distance and presenting Hamas with a demonstration of ineffectiveness. The presence of an Israeli force outside al Bureij did not deter the Palestinians from continuing to shell Nahal Oz, launching a missile at Erez and shooting at ID border patrols. Snipers again aimed at an Israel farm tractor working in the fields of Nir Oz, two days after the IDF embarked on an earlier operation to put a stop to the harassment of Israeli farmers from Gaza.
All in all, because of the excessive caution of chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gaby Ashkenazi and his superiors, Israel has not only failed to halt missile attacks from Gaza but even mortar shelling and light automatic rifle by lone snipers.

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CAIR Supports Carter’s Meeting with Hamas

Posted by avideditor on April 11, 2008

Wow I found this at LGF. I think CAIR is a terrorist organization working for our enemy and its members should be taken in for questioning and its leader arrested and held for treason.

CAIR Supports Carter’s Meeting with Hamas: ”

You might think that with all the negative publicity they’ve received lately for their connections to Hamas, the Council on American Islamic Relations would lay low for a while and refrain from openly shilling for the terrorist gang.

You might think that, but you’d be wrong: CAIR: Jimmy Carter to Meet with Hamas Leader in Syria.

Carter would be the first Western leader of his stature to meet with the Hamas chief. Though Meshal met with Clinton officials in the 1990s, the Bush administration has sought to isolate Hamas, enforcing rigid sanctions on its government in Gaza and refusing to meet with its leaders unless it recognizes Israel and abandons terror. . .

But Ibrahim Hooper, communications director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a non-profit advocacy group, said Carter’s efforts demonstrate he’s a true partner in peace.

‘I think if true, this report would indicate that President Carter is willing to travel any road in search of peace,’ he said. ‘I think President Carter would only undertake such a mission if he believed that something could be achieved in terms of peace and reconciliation in the region.’

Hooper added that because of Carter’s reputation among Palestinians he might be able to bring some pressure to bear.

‘Obviously President Carter has a great amount of credibility in the region because of his past efforts seeking peace internationally,’ Hooper said.”

(Via Little Green Footballs.)</

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Iranian filmmaker denies Holocaust and blames 9/11 on Mossad

Posted by avideditor on April 11, 2008

In this interview on April 3 on Iran’s Channel 2 television, Iranian Filmmaker Nader Talebzadeh denies the Holocaust and claims that Al-Qaeda and the Mossad carried out 9/11 together.Note two things in this video. First, how he uses Dhimmi Carter’s book as proof that criticism of Israel is stifled in America. I’m sure Carter is pleased to have his book used by Holocaust deniers like this one. Second, note how he says that the only ones in America who criticize Israel are Jews. While that is far from true, it would be correct to say that our most severe critics who are not out-and-out ‘kill the Jews’ types are themselves Jewish. HT Israel Matzav http://israelmatzav.blogspot.com/2008/04/iranian-filmmaker-denies-holocaust-and.html

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There is no Islamo-phobia only Islamo-realism

Posted by avideditor on April 11, 2008

ROBERT SPENCER: FREEDOM OF SPEECH IN THE AGE OF JIHAD HT Atlas Shurgs

Watch Islam: What the west needs to know if you haven’t yet

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China’s Biggest Challenge Isnt Tibet – Its The Islamists

Posted by avideditor on April 11, 2008

I side with China. I think China may be the solution jihadis. I envy China’s ability to destroy islamic terrorist. Jihadis don’t use logic while commies do. As Iran gets closer to building a nuke I am praying that China invades Iran. A cold war with China is a much better alternative to having a nuclear Iran.

Enjoy this great post by Holger Awakens :

China’s Biggest Challenge Isn’t Tibet – It’s The Islamists: “

 

Sure, all of the focus right now is on the Olympics fervor centered on Chinese involvement in Tibet and the human rights violations but in essence, China’s biggest internal challenges of unrest reside in its western most areas where the islamists continue to build towards organized terror and resistance. Welcome to the real world, China. Let’s face it, the Chinese don’t piss around with terrorists like most Western countries do but their future problem is numbers. As the islamic population continues to grow, there are real chances that more and more influence of jihad will reach the Chinese islamists. From the article: 

Resentment against the Chinese has long simmered in this traditionally Muslim western region, which borders Afghanistan, Pakistan and Russia. The problems in Xinjiang came on top of nearly a month of anti-government riots and protests in Tibet and other provinces with sizable Tibetan populations.
Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, which claims to disavow violence, has been banned in Russia and Central Asia, where it reportedly has a large following among the predominantly Muslim former Soviet republics. The Chinese have accused the group of handing out ‘reactionary’ leaflets and calling for protests in Hotan and Xinjiang’s capital of Urumqi.
Last month, officials also accused the East Turkestan Islamic Movement – a militant group that demands separation from China and is on the U.S. terror list – of trying to crash a domestic flight from Xinjiang, though the details of the case remain sketchy.

And let’s not see this as just an issue between the Chinese government and the islamist in China – look at some of the opinion of the Chinese people living with the islamists:

‘They have no culture and they don’t try to study and improve themselves,’ said a Chinese delivery driver who would only give his surname, Wang, because he said the government didn’t want him to speak ill of the Uighurs. ‘Most businesses don’t want to hire them. That’s why they hire Han Chinese. Their religion, Islam, it’s no good. It fills their heads with nonsense.’

Yep. Welcome to the real world of jihad, China. When we talk about a world-wide caliphate and world-wide submission to allah, no…China is not spared. At least in China we won’t see a whole lot of rules of engagement and it will be interesting to see what pans out.

Here’s the full story from AP.

 

China Faces Muslim Resentment in West  

Such clashes are growing as the Olympic Games approach, with the world’s spotlight on China and its human rights record. However, the situation with the Muslim minority Uighurs (pronounced ‘Wee-gers’) is even more complicated because China worries about separatist sentiment and brands more militant Uighurs terrorists.
Human rights groups say China exaggerates such threats so it can clamp down on the Uighurs and arrest dissidents.
The Chinese blame last month’s protest in the jade-trading Silk Road town of Hotan on Hizb ut-Tahrir al-Islami, a radical group that wants to create a worldwide Islamic state. But human rights groups and U.S.-government funded Radio Free Asia said demonstrators were protesting against a ban on head scarves in the workplace and demanding political prisoners be freed.

But despite big signs urging the masses to ‘Create a peaceful Hotan,’ the animosity between Muslims and Chinese was palpable in this city of about 100,000.
A chirpy Chinese coffee shop waitress smiled as she rattled off sites travelers should see, but urged them to avoid the bazaar.
‘Some Muslim separatists caused some trouble. It’s terrible,’ said the waitress, who would only give her surname, Zheng, when discussing the sensitive subject.
The Chinese also say the Uighurs are ungrateful for all the government investment that has modernized the region.

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