Poland wasn’t sending troops to Iraq because it was worried about Saddam Hussein. It made the commitment because it wanted to be part of a partnership with the United States that would also provide security in its own backyard.
These days Poland won’t be sending 2,500 men to Iraq. It needs its soldiers back home now that Putin is on the rampage and Obama has shown that he can’t and won’t stop him. The same goes for most of the Eastern European countries that were eager to show that they could contribute to the Pax Americana.
The very insults that the left tossed at Bush, warmonger and cowboy, were the reason he could bring together unlikely countries and get them to contribute boots on the ground. Meanwhile the very attributes that won Obama the Nobel Peace Prize are why the spearhead of his coalition is France.
Obama’s Coalition of the Uncertain
ISLAM BEGS TO DIFFER
“There’s nothing in Islam that condones or suggests people should go out and rape women and sell off young girls or give them as gifts to jihadists and cut people’s heads off and tie people’s hands behind their backs and put them on their knees and shoot them in their backs,” Kerry said.
Islam begs to differ.
“We conquered Khaibar, took the captives, and the booty was collected. Dihya came and said, ‘O Allah’s Prophet! Give me a slave girl from the captives.’ The Prophet said, ‘Go and take any slave girl.’ He took Safiya bint Huyai. Bukhari: 1:8:367
"The women of Khaybar were distributed among the Muslims." Ishaq:511
Kerry is Wrong, Selling Girls as Sex Slaves is Islam
I joined Robert Spencer a few days ago for an interview with Ann Marie Murrell of Politichicks. It was an interesting conversation, especially in light of recent events.
Ann, along with two conservative co-authors, also has a new book out, What Women Want.
Muslim Leader in Scotland: No Independence Because Scots are Racist and Illiterate
A victim of Rotherham’s child sex abuse scandal confronted a man she says groomed her – but was left shocked when she was the one arrested.
A police van came and six male officers piled out. ‘Two of them dragged her away, handcuffed her, put her against a wall and then shoved her into the back of the van.’
A spokesman said: ‘The woman was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offences.’
I highly doubt that a police van with six officers is dispatched everyone time someone in South Yorkshire is suspected of being drunk. The key there is “Racially”. A Muslim complained and the hounds were released.
The same police who wouldn’t step in when young girls were being raped, are on the go whenever a Muslim’s feelings are hurt.
Rotherham Child-sex Victim Confronts Muslim Abuser, Gets Arrested for Racism
UK PM on Beheading: “They Are Not Muslims. They Are Monsters.”
YES ALL NON-MUSLIMS
It was from their friend, former Kings Cross bouncer and now senior Islamic State commander, Mohammed Baryalei: go out on the streets of Sydney and kill “a random kaffir (non-believer)”.
Kill a random Kaffir is telling.
It didn’t matter to them which non-Muslim they killed or what his specific views on them were. He could have been a left-wing anti-war radical for all they knew.
It didn’t matter.
All that mattered was that he wasn’t a Muslim. And so he deserved to die.
Australia ISIS Beheading Order: “Kill a Random Kaffir”
COEXIST: Interfaith Marriage Between Muslim Man and Jewish Woman Ends in Bomb Threat
Or as Kerry said in his testimony, “There are more than 50 countries that already have agreed or are now doing something. Not every country will decide that their role is to have some kind of military engagement, but every country can do something.”
Where Bush had managed to assemble a coalition of countries willing to send ground troops, Obama and Kerry have assembled a coalition of countries for a war that won’t actually fight in the war, but will do something.
The 50 number isn’t a coincidence. The “Coalition of the Willing” had 49 members. Obama is trying to show that he can go one country more. Even if unlike the “Coalition of the Willing” its members won’t fight or do much of anything.
Saving Private Kerry
Chicago has 53% Literacy Rate, 2 Schools Named After Obamas
ALSO MURDERING A CHILD
Paramedics who found him dead said at her trial that they were shocked to learn his age. He weighed 36 pounds, about half the weight of a normal 9-year-old.
A pediatrician testified that he had more than 250 injuries, including burns from cigarettes or cigars and scars from ligatures, and that a lack of food made him stop growing.
“There was not an inch on his body that had not been bruised or scarred or injured,” said Dixie Bersano, one of the prosecutors.
But according to her lawyer, it’s because she’s a black lesbian.
“What she’s really guilty of is being a black lesbian,” Stickels said.
Lawyer for Child Murderess: “What She’s Really Guilty of is Being a Black Lesbian.”
Hillary: I Forgave Bill Just Like Blacks Forgave South Africa
BOYCOTTING THE GANDER
The Amcha Initiative put out a list of college faculty who support pro-terrorist boycotts of Israel. Its sources were mostly the boycotters themselves. But now the boycotters, who love playing the victim like they love Made in China keffiyahs, are chanting the name of a dead Irishman.
Corey Robin, a political science professor accused AMCHA Initiative, of “McCarthyism,” and asked that it add his name to the list.
But wait… isn’t adding his name to the list also McCarthyism? Doesn’t that make Corey Robin a McCarthyite?
Apparently it’s not McCarthyism to boycott Jews. It’s only McCarthyism when Jews boycott back.
BDS Boycotters Say Boycotting Them is McCarthyism
Tranny Traitor Bradley Manning has a Plan for Letting ISIS Win
And yet the only remaining options are emigration to the West or setting up a religious majority state.
Israel’s experience shows the perils of the latter course, but there may be no better option. Western Christians have the same demographic weakness as Eastern Christians. France, which attempted to set up Lebanon as a Christian enclave only to see it totter under the impact of Muslim demographics, is now seeing its own cities flooded by Muslim immigrants. France expanded its civic borders to admit too many Muslims and may be as doomed as Lebanon.
However Eastern Christians suffer from fewer illusions about Islam than Western Christians do. With a state or states whose borders offer a solid demographic majority, a competent military could secure their territory in ways that Western Christians with no memory of persecution would instinctively reject.
A Christian Federation in the Middle East
... from the comments
I agree that the current borders in the Middle East are artificial based on the decisions made by French and British colonial rulers post WW1. I do see 3 areas where potential Christian nations could be created. There are several Assyrian groups that support the creation of an independent Assyrian Chaldean nation in the region east of the Tigris and bordered by the Tigris and Zab rivers extending to the Turkish border. This area has a population of approximately 1.5 million which is the same population of Christians that were in Iraq prior to the 2003 invasion. There are also 200,000 Assyrian Christians in northeastern Syria who could move to this new nation. The 2nd Christian nation would consist of the area of Lebanon from Jubayl to Zahlah and extending into Syria to include the city of Damascus and then southwest to include the Golan heights. There are approximately 2.5 million Christians in Syria and the population of Damascus is 1.7 million. This assumes that independent nations for the Druze and Alawites ( north of Jubayl and extending to the Turkish border-their traditional homeland) would also be created. In Egypt, the Coptic Christians are 10% of the population. A Coptic nation could consist of the region of Egypt east of the Nile extending as far north as the area parallel to Zafarana and including the Sinai peninsula. These areas contain approximately 10% of Egypt's population matching the Coptic percentage.
LET US PRAISE LIBERALS OF GENIUS
"When the participants were led to believe that the suspect was white, exposing them to the ape words beforehand made no difference in their judgments about the use of force displayed in the video. However, when participants believed the suspect was black, those who were exposed to the words thought the police officers were more justified in the amount of force they used."
Stanford Prof Who Claimed Police Brutality Caused by Subliminal Monkeys Wins MacArthur “Genius” Grant
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IS THE LAST REFUGE OF A SCOUNDREL
In 2010, Rand Paul went on the Maddow show and defended the legality of segregated businesses that deny service to black customers.
A few years later Rand Paul reinvented himself as the best candidate to reach out to minorities. Rand Paul didn’t actually win any significant number of black votes the one time he ran for office, but he’s being treated as the great hope for the GOP when it comes to minority votes for the usual reason…
… he keeps accusing Republicans of racism.
Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday blasted his own party for making it tougher for minorities to vote.
“So many times, Republicans are seen as this party of, ‘We don’t want black people to vote because they’re voting Democrat, we don’t want Hispanic people to vote because they’re voting Democrat,’” he said.
Will Rand Paul Please Stop Accusing Republicans of Racism
Congressman “Taliban Alan” Grayson Joins Code Pink’s Pro-ISIS Campaign
DO YOU EVEN READ?
This isn’t the biggest issue in the history of NASA, but it’s telling that Neil deGrasse Tyson didn’t seem to know the problem with using pencils in space.
Or that he casually passed on the kind of myth that gets recirculated through chain emails.
Or that none of the people who read his book and knew better took the time to correct his mistake.
It adds up to a self-promoting fraud whom no one calls out because he seems to be for all the right causes.
Neil deGrasse Tyson Doesn’t Know Anything About NASA Either
9/11 Commission Member Warns NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Undermining Counterterrorism
A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT
"And what can I do after the act has been done? Can I wolf down my yoghurt, even though the settlement of Sussia eats up lands that don’t belong to it?"
MK Yossi Sarid once admitted in a radio interview that his mother used to bathe him in the tub until he was 21 years old.
Dumbest Man in Israel Denounces Government Force Feeding Him Jewish Settler Goat Yogurt
Canadian Union Demands Time Off for Grieving “Spirit Friends”
THE GAYS OF IRAN
An 82-page document recently issued by Iran’s parliamentary research department is stark in its findings. 17% of the 142,000 students who were surveyed said that they were homosexual.
At 17% Iran would be far gayer than America. Or most places.
While the Middle East does have a higher prevalence of homosexual behavior (which is really not the same as our construct of gay as a permanent genetic identity, itself an unscientific notion) it’s doubtful that these numbers are accurate.
Iranian Parliament Discovers Lots and Lots of Gays in Iran
...from the comments
MarilynA • If these surveys are anonymous and given to students in the lower grades they have little meaning. I remember my son and his best friend laughing about the answers they had marked on one of those surveys when they were in the fifth grade. Kids, especially boys, have an impish, mischievous streak in them and will do things to shock adults, especially if they know they can get away with it. (aka anonymous surveys) My kid's friend said he marked "I have to have a drink every morning before I go to school.
OUR SHAMAN IS BIGGER THAN YOUR SHAMAN
The mess of comments defending Tyson by saying that his mistakes are minor and that they don't disprove "science" (as if any one man is equivalent to science) are elementarily tribal. It's not just that Tyson is functioning as a tribal leader, rallying the troops against the forces of ignorance using quotes that he made up and fake facts that he is too ignorant not to know were fake.
Tyson is the shaman who summons the forces of science. It's not science as method or practice, but cargo cultish science as superstition.
Science functions as a religion in this frame. It embodies a moral code of sorts (be smart, don't listen to stupid people on the right) and therefore makes one superior. It's a mysterious force which you harness by clicking Like on YouTube videos and spreading memes of the tribal leader.
Neil deGrasse Tyson can't be wrong because he embodies science. That makes him a transcendent being of light who may not know what he's talking about, but is innately superior because of a patina of cool plastered over him. It's not really about Tyson, it's about the tribe needing a shaman to show their superiority.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Science as Tribe
TURTLES OF THE LAST BRIGADE
Edward Cline at Rule of Reason summarizes some of the insanity of the debates over immigrationon the libertarian side.
Stossel argues for less restrictive and less onerous legal applications for citizenship and residency, and that’s fine. But, again, he argues from the standpoint of ideal circumstances, in which we lived in an ideally free country and not in the trough of statist controls and in a continuous state of crisis, situations created by political pragmatism and multiculturalism. As with other open border positions, this is surely another argument of gossamer. To ignore these aspects is to indulge in wishful thinking.
Americans must first extricate themselves from the claws of statism before they can begin to credibly address peripheral issues such as immigration. Otherwise, it’s a matter of the dog chasing its own tail.
I've said something similar that any system or ideology whose policies function as a suicide pact is self-nullifying. It proves itself wrong through the simple fact that if its ideas were implemented it could not survive. Libertarians who argue for open borders are like Jews arguing for more Islamic immigration.
EYES, EARS, ETC...
From a Charles W. Cooke article on Biden's Shylock gaffe...
Reading these words, one can only marvel at how exquisitely thinly Foxman has managed to slice the critique: ensuring with his throat-clearing that his friend would be protected from any serious repercussions, while managing to extract his pound of outrage nonetheless.
Since I'm not Abe Foxman, I'll avoid any outrage, sliced any way, and just note that Cooke has provided a helpful a little reminder of why I avoid the National Review.