Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sometimes You Just Gotta Love Your Enemies


You gotta love your enemies, when they tell the truth. Muslims are so in love with their sick, stupid philosophy that they will say the darndest things.

Here, the leader of Hamas says, if he is given a state, he'll grant a ten-year truce:


Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Saturday that his Hamas group would be willing to accept a temporary Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem in exchange for a 10-year truce with Israel.

His comments, reiterating Hamas policy, came as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was to meet exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Syria to discuss ways to form a coalition government and end international sanctions on the Palestinians.

Haniyeh’s proposal has previously been rejected by Israel and the international community, which demand that Hamas recognize Israel’s right to exist and renounce violence.

“We are with liberating any inch of Palestine,” he said in a televised address. “But we will not close the door for the next generation, because the weak don’t always stay weak, and the strong won’t stay strong.”


Charles at Little Green Footballs comments:


We need to understand that they’re still going to wipe out the Jews. He figures it will take about 10 years.

In that last quote, Haniyeh is referring to the Islamic concept of a temporary truce to rest and regain strength, as exemplified by Mohammed’s treaty of Al-Hudaybiyya, an agreement made with the Meccan tribe of Quraish—which Mohammed broke as soon as his armies were strong enough to attack and conquer the Quraish.


Yes, the Arabic word for "truce" is hudna. The idea is that the Jihad never ceases, because it is inevitable that eventually the whole world will be Islamic territory. However, Muslims are allowed to grant a hudna, or temporary halt to the Jihad in order to regather themselves and gain strength.

Hamas is telling us everything we need to know here. We are fools if we go on with this media-inspired idea that we can negotiate peace with the Palestinians. It isn't going to happen.

If they were actually ready to negotiate peace, the first thing they would need to do is renounce their charter which calls for death to the Jews.

The
Boar's Head
Inn


A guy wrote to me yesterday and said that when he spent time in Bavaria he noticed that there was an almost unnatural emphasis put on pork. There were photos of pork, restaurants called Boar's Head, or Pig's Head, celebrations of sausage, etc.

He asked if it could be that this is a leftover from a time of Moorish incursions into Norther Europe. Could it be that the Infidels responded by doing what they believed would piss off the Muslims, and then, over time, as the threat subsided they simply carried on the tradition and forgot how it started?

I don't know history well enough to be able to say whether this may be true, or not. Does anyone else know?

Friday, January 19, 2007

CAIR Is Full Of Crap


From Little Green Footballs:


The Muslim Brotherhood front group calling itself the Council on American Islamic Relations is engaged in a major push to force Fox Television to apologize for depicting Muslims as terrorists: Hit US television show ‘24’ under fire from Muslim group.

They’ve been spending a lot of their Saudi money on this campaign today; CAIR shills have been all over the media, seething and complaining and lying.

Hit US television show “24” came under fire from a Muslim group, which accused the program’s makers of fuelling anti-Muslim prejudice with its latest storyline.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said “24’s” season premiere, in which Islamic terrorists detonated a nuclear bomb near Los Angeles, risked stoking racial hatred.

The criticism was swiftly rejected by the show’s network Fox Broadcasting, which said the series did not single out ethnic groups to be villains.

“The raw emotional impact of fictional scenes that include widespread death and destruction in America may adversely affect the public’s attitude toward civil liberties, religious freedom and interfaith relations,” the CAIR statement said.

“The program’s repeated association of acts of terrorism with Islam will only serve to increase anti-Muslim prejudice in our society,” it added.

Representatives of the award-winning series responded by pointing out that during the show’s five seasons villains have included Americans, Baltic Europeans, Germans, Russians, Islamic fundamentalists and the fictional president of the United States.


Yeah, because everyone knows that there are plenty of other kinds of terrorist. Look at all the Presbyterians carrying out acts of terror. And, the Buddhists. Those damned Buddhists.

Since 9/11, there have been more than 7232 acts of terror carried out by Islamic Jihadis all over the world. These acts of terror have resulted in tens of thousands of deaths.

Here's a map of recent terror attacks around the world with links to their stories.

A friend of mine recently put up a site parodying CAIR incessant whining about "Islamophobia."

Thursday, January 18, 2007

In Memory Of Our Fallen Heroes



Hilary Ready To Play
The Muslim Card
On Barack Obama


Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! (I'm gonna get your Muslim ass, Barack.)

Barack Obama was born to a Muslim father, who left his mother and he high and dry when little Barack was only two. Obama's mother then married an Indonesian Muslim man, and Obama received his first formal schooling in a Muslim academy.

This makes him a Muslim in the eyes of Islam. And yet, Barack Obama proclaims he is a follower of Jesus Christ. And that makes him an apostate in the eyes of Islam. The punishment for apostasy according to the Koran, and according to Islamic scholars the world over, is death.

One does have to wonder if we will see a fatwa called down on Obama eventually.

All this being said, it is interesting that Hilary Clinton, apparently, is getting ready to play the Muslim card on Obama:


An investigation of Mr. Obama by political opponents within the Democratic Party has discovered that Mr. Obama was raised as a Muslim by his stepfather in Indonesia. Sources close to the background check, which has not yet been released, said Mr. Obama, 45, spent at least four years in a so-called Madrassa, or Muslim seminary, in Indonesia.

“He was a Muslim, but he concealed it,” the source said. “His opponents within the Democrats hope this will become a major issue in the campaign.”…

“The background investigation will provide major ammunition to his opponents,” the source said. “The idea is to show Obama as deceptive.”

In Indonesia, the young Obama was enrolled in a Madrassa and was raised and educated as a Muslim. Although Indonesia is regarded as a moderate Muslim state, the U.S. intelligence community has determined that today most of these schools are financed by the Saudi Arabian government and they teach a Wahhabi doctrine that denies the rights of non-Muslims.

Although the background check has not confirmed that the specific Madrassa Mr. Obama attended was espousing Wahhabism, the sources said his Democratic opponents believe this to be the case—and are seeking to prove it. The sources said the opponents are searching for evidence that Mr. Obama is still a Muslim or has ties to Islam.


I have to wonder if this story is really true. Could Hilary believe she could get away with such creed-oriented mudslinging given our current climate of political correctness?

Well yes, I think she might think she'd be able to do so. After all, she has the liberal credentials which would make any charges of racism slide off her.

We shall see. It should be interesting.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Wonderwall


As performed by the genius Ryan Adams. Don't bother watching this video. I only posted this because of the music.



It Snowed
In Malibu,
Bra


Dude, those are some chill waves. I'm gonna need my full wetsuit when I surf tomorrow morning:


SANTA CLARITA, Calif. -- Snow fell on the palm trees of West Los Angeles and Malibu Wednesday afternoon as Jack Frost visited the Southland again.

NBC4 forecaster Fritz Coleman said the mixture of precipitation in West Los Angeles at about 3 p.m. included a dusting of snow. Residents in West Los Angeles said the snow accumulated in parking lots, on cars and around palm trees near Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards and other areas.

Most of the snow fell south of Sunset Boulevard and just east of the 405 Freeway. Residents told NBC4 that several inches of snow fell in their yards.

Snow fell earlier Wednesday in Malibu and caused traffic problems on the area's winding and narrow roads. Sleet made driving treacherous on Kanan Dume Road, a steep route through the Santa Monica Mountains where it's more typical to see beach-bound cars loaded with surfboards than a snowplow.

"One of our sergeants said he hadn't seen anything like this in 20 years," said California Highway Patrol Officer Leland Tang at the West Valley Station.

A probation officer at a juvenile camp in the Santa Monicas said he was traveling down Kanan Dume when it began to snow.

"It was snowing pretty good," said Officer Oscar Cross. "The road was covered in ice and slush, and I saw one car slide into a ditch. Everyone seemed scared to drive."


Quick, someone call Al Gore.

Jimmy Carter Interceded
On Behalf Of
Nazi SS Guard


Jimmy Carter is just an amazing man. I don't know what to say:


A former U.S. Justice Department official disclosed to Arutz-7 that former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s advocacy extended beyond the Palestinians, when he interceded on behalf of a Nazi SS man.

Neil Sher, a veteran of the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigation, described a letter he received from Carter in 1987 in an interview with Israel National Radio’s Tovia Singer. The letter, written and signed by Carter, asked that Sher show “special consideration” for a man proven to have murdered Jews in the Mauthausen death camp in Austria.

“In 1987, Carter had been out of office for seven years or so,” Sher recalled. “It was a very active period for my office. We had just barred Kurt Waldheim – he was then president of Austria and former head of the United Nations – from entering the U.S. because of his Nazi past and his involvement in the persecution of civilians during the war. We had just deported an Estonian Nazi Commandant back to the Soviet Union after a bruising battle after which we were attacked by Reagan White House Communications Director Patrick Buchanan.

“Also around that time, in the spring of 1987, we deported a series of SS guards from concentration camps, whose names nobody would know. One such character we sent back to Austria was a man named Martin Bartesch.”

Bartesch, who had immigrated to the U.S. and lived in Chicago, admitted to Sher’s office and the court that he had voluntarily joined the Waffen SS and had served in the notorious SS Death’s Head Division at the Mauthausen concentration camp where, at the hands of Bartesch and his cohorts, many thousands of prisoners were gassed, shot, starved and worked to death. He also confessed to having concealed his service at the infamous camp from U.S. immigration officials.

“We had an extraordinary piece of evidence against him – a book that was kept by the SS and captured by the American armed forces when they liberated Mauthausen,” Sher said. “We called it the death book. It was a roster that the Germans required them to keep that identified SS guards as they extended weapons to murder the inmates and prisoners.”

An entry in the book for October 10, 1943 registered the shooting death of Max Oschorn, a French Jewish prisoner. His murderer was also recorded: SS guard Martin Bartesch. “It was a most chilling document,” Sher recalled. The same evidence was used by the U.S. military in postwar trials as the basis for execution or long prison sentences for many identified SS guards.

“We kicked him out and he went back to Austria. In the meantime, his family – he had adult kids – went on a campaign, also supported by his church, to try to get special treatment. In so doing they attacked the activities of our office and me personally. They claimed we used phony evidence from the Soviet Union – which was nonsense. They claimed he was a young man of only 17 or 18 when he joined the Nazi forces, asking for some sympathetic treatment and defense from our office, which they claimed was just after vengeance.”

The family approached several members of Congress. “The congressmen would, very understandably, forward their claims over to our office and when they learned the facts they would invariably drop the case,” Sher recalled.

But there was one politician who accepted the claims without asking for any further information. “One day, in the fall of ’87, my secretary walks in and gives me a letter with a Georgia return address reading ‘Jimmy Carter.’ I assumed it was a prank from some old college buddies, but it wasn’t. It was the original copy of the letter Bartesch’s daughter sent to Carter, after Bartash had already been deported.

“In the letter, she claimed we were un-American, only after vengeance, and persecuting a man for what he did when he was only 17 and 18 years old. “I couldn’t help thinking of my own father who returned home with shrapnel wounds after he joined the U.S. Army as a teenager to fight the Nazis and hit the beaches at Normandy at that same age on D-day.

“On the upper corner of the letter was a note signed by Jimmy Carter saying that in cases such as this, he wanted ‘special consideration for the family for humanitarian reasons.’

“I didn’t respond to the letter – the case was already over and he was out of the country – but it always stuck in my craw. A former president who didn’t do what I would expect him to do - with a full staff at his disposal – to find out the facts before he took up the side of this person. But I wasn’t going to pick a fight with a former president. We had enough on our plate.”

Now, following Carter’s book, Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Sher has decided to go public with the hope that a public made aware of Carter’s support and defense of a Nazi SS man will help illustrate why the arbiter of the Camp David Accords came out with a book defending the Palestinians after the landslide election of the Islamist Hamas terror group.

“It always bothered me, but I didn’t go public with it until recently, when he wrote this book and let it spill out where his sentiments really lie,” Sher said. “Here was Jimmy Carter jumping in on behalf of someone who did not deserve in any way, shape or form special consideration. And the things he has now said about the Jewish lobby really exposes where his heart really lies.”


AllahPundit questions, "Does anyone seriously believe Jimmy Carter is pro-Nazi, or at least so anti-Israel that he’d go to bat for an SS guard for political reasons?

No, I don't think he does this because he is pro-Nazi, or even because he is anti-Israel.

The reason I think this story is important and indicative that Jimmy Carter does indeed, have some problem with Jews is because if he did not he would be completely repulsed by a Nazi SS Jew-murderer, as I am, and as I would hope any friend of mine would as well.

I won't go to bat for any murderer. There is a murderer within my own family. I won't associate with him in any way. I won't even have his direct family members in my house, because they support him.

To me this is decent, this is morality, this is basic goodness, as opposed to evil.

And, that is what Jimmy Carter has trouble with, making a distinction between good and evil.


What's Wrong With Paula?


Look, I don't know how to bring this up gracefully, but something is wrong with Paula Abdul. Last night on American Idol, poor Paula looked like she was out of control of her facial and body muscles. Her face contorted in seemingly involuntary grimaces and smiles. Here arms waved around, and she kept bending this way and that at the torso.

She looks like she's drunk, but I don't think she is, because, if she is, then she's been drunk for the past week straight.

Any speculation? It's very sad. She seems like such a nice lady, but whatever has hit her has not been very nice to her. Whatever it is, is has caused her to deteriorate very quickly.

Here's a video of her from several days back. Note the slurred speech and the odd movements. Very sad.


Danish Editor:
Cartoon Debate
To Endure


From Associated Press:


COPENHAGEN, Denmark - An editor of a Danish newspaper that published the controversial prophet Muhammad cartoons said Wednesday he expects the debate about self-censorship in the media and artists' fear of offending Islam to continue for years.

The Jyllands-Posten daily in 2005 published 12 drawings — one of them showing Muhammad wearing a turban shaped as a bomb with a burning fuse. Another portrayed him with a bushy gray beard and holding a sword.

The cartoons, which were reprinted in a range of Western media, triggered international protests across the Muslim world and attacks on Danish embassies in January 2006.

Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the newspaper — one of Denmark's biggest — had asked Danish cartoonists to draw Muhammad. He reiterated that the decision to print the drawings was meant as a challenge to a perceived self-censorship, not to insult Muslims.

"The drawings have started a very important debate that will last for many, many years," Rose told a news conference, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the cartoon crisis. "In the coming years, this will become a bigger discussion."

Rose said he "felt provoked when I heard institutions, media and people in Western Europe were putting reins on themselves because they were afraid of offending Islam."

He gave several examples, from art removed from exhibitions to standup comedians saying they didn't want to poke fun at Islam. In 2004, Danish writer Kaare Bluitgen complained he could not find an illustrator for his children's book about Muhammad, for fear of retaliation for depicting the prophet.

"It reminded me of what I had seen in the Soviet Union, where I saw a society where people were intimidated by the system," said Rose, a correspondent in Moscow in the 1980s and 1990s.
He reiterated that he regretted if the cartoons had offended Muslims and apologized to them but stood by the decision to print them, saying it was within Danish law.



What a hero that man is. Meanwhile, some of our American politicians are trying to enact a law which would make it illegal to criticize Islam.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Dispatches: Undercover At The Mosque


This is a program which ran yesterday on England's Channel Four. Channel Four sent a reporter on an undercover assignment to find out what goes on in one of the country's most touted "moderate" Mosques.

This is a stunning and damning video expose. Check your preconceptions at the door.


















Urban Outfitters:
The Marketing Of
Jihadi Chic


I like Urban Outfitters and actually have bought much of my wardrobe there.

That won't be happening anymore.

Check out their new "Spring Fashion".

The Palestinian gang "Fatah" is wearing the same fashion. What do you think of that?

Monday, January 15, 2007

The Second Holocaust


Historian Benny Morris wrote this article for the German weekly, Die Welt:

My friend Epaminondas comments:

It is CRITICAL to realize that Benny Morris is a revisionist, somewhat anti-Zionist historian who has now 'seen the light', which is, that while zionist actions have never been anywhere near perfect, the perfect is not the enemy of the good.

On the day Iran gets the nuclear cycle down, their people, the average people are DEAD. I do not believe Israel, having already suffered the death of more than half all jews living on the planet, will wait for the the moral high ground of being struck first.

Israel exists because ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY (i.e racism) makes its existence compulsory.

With that in mind, read this:


"Benny Morries believes that the Iranian regime will annihilate Israel withnuclear weapons, and nobody will stop it in doing so. Morris used to have the reputation of being an Anti-Zionist, but he rejects the accusation that he questions Israel's right of existence. In this article written for DIE WELT,Morris explains why he is convinced that sometime in the future millions ofIsraelis will be murdered." (DIE WELT, translated by Ursula Duba)

The following is the original text in English provided by Benny Morris.-------------------------------------The second Holocaust will not be like the first.
By Benny Morris

The Nazis, of course, industrialized mass murder. But still, the perpetratorshad one-on-one contact with the victims. They may have dehumanized them, over months and years of appalling debasement and in their minds, before the actual killing. But, still, they were in eye- and ear-contact, sometimes in tactile contact, with their victims. The Germans, along with their non-German helpers,had to round up the men, women and children from their houses and drag and beat them through the streets and mow them down in nearby woods or push and pack them on cattle cars and transport them to the camps, where 'Work makes Free', separate the able-bodied from the completely useless and lure them into 'shower'halls and pour in the gas and then take out, or oversee the extraction of, thebodies and prepare the 'showers' for the next batch.

The second Holocaust will be quite different. One bright morning, in five or ten years' time, perhaps during a regional crisis, perhaps out of the blue, aday or a year or five years after Iran's acquisition of the Bomb, the mullahs inQom will covoke in secret session, under a portrait of the steely-eyed Ayatollah Khomeini, and give President Ahmedinejad, by then in his second or third term, the go ahead. The orders will go out and the Shihab III and IV missiles willtake off for Tel Aviv, Beersheba, Haifa, and Jerusalem, and probably somemilitary sites, including Israel's half dozen air and (reported) nuclear missilebases. Some of the Shihabs will be nuclear-tipped, perhaps even with multiplewarheads. Others will be dupes, packed merely with biological or chemicalagents, or old newspapers, to draw off or confuse Israel's anti-missile batteries and Home Guard units.

With a country the size and shape of Israel (an elongated 8,000 squaremiles), probably four or five hits will suffice: No more Israel. A million ormore Israelis, in the greater Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem areas, will die immediately. Millions will be seriously irradiated. Israel has about seven million inhabitants. No Iranian will see or touch an Israeli. It will be quite impersonal.

Some of the dead will inevitably be Arab. 1.3 million of Israel's citizensare Arab and another 3.5 million additional Arabs live in the semi-occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip. Jerusalem, Tel Aviv-Jaffa and Haifa have substantial Arab minorities. And there are large Arab concentrations immediately around Jerusalem(in Ramallah-El Bireh, Bir Zeit, Bethlehem), and outside Haifa. Here, too, many will die, immediately or by and by.

It is doubtful whether such a mass killing of fellow Muslims will trouble Ahmedinejad and the mullahs. The Iranians don't especially like Arabs, especially Sunni Arabs, with whom they have intermittently warred for centuries.

And they have an especial contempt for the (Sunni) Palestinians, who, after all, though initially outnumbering the Jews by more than 10 to 1, failed during the long conflict to prevent the Jews from establishing their state or taking overall of Palestine. Besides, the Iranian leadership sees the destruction of Israel as a supreme divine command, as a herald of the Second Coming, and the Muslims dispatched collaterally as so many shuhada (martyrs) in the noble cause.

Anyway,the Palestinians, many of them dispersed around the globe, will survive as a people, as will the greater Arab Nation, of which they are part. And surely, to be rid of the Jewish state, the Arabs should be willing to make some sacrifices.


Go read the whole thing.

There Are Three Types Of Women
With Whom Life Is Impossible
Without Beatings



Sunday, January 14, 2007

Weather Report Live (With Jaco Pastorius)


Zawinul Syndicate


This is Weather Report founder Joe Zawinul's modern band; the Zawinul Syndicate.


Zawinul Syndicate


Weather Report


This is a clip of very early Weather Report, well before Jaco was in the band. This band features:

Joe Zawinul - Keyboards
Wayne Shorter - Saxophone
Miroslav Vitous - Bass
Alphonse Mouzon - Drums
Dom Um Romao - Insanity


Bitches Brew


Miles Davis


Jazz Olympus


God, I love YouTube. In my whole life, I've never gotten a chance to see Anthony Braxton in action. And, here what do I come across? A video of Braxton playing with a cavalcade of my favorite musicians:

Jack DeJohenette - Drums
Miroslav Vitous - Bass
Chick Corea - Piano

Wow, what a group. Damn. And, I had never heard Braxton play like this before.


A New Dark Age Is Dawning
Why The West
May Lose WWIII


From Reliapundit, at the Astute Bloggers (note: "A New Dark Age Is Dawning" is the name of an important book by the great Mark Alexander. You can get it at Amazon):


HYPOTHETICAL:

There's a war. It involves two sides.

One is willing to commit ANY atrocity, kill any number of people using any means they have at their disposal. And they are willing to accept any number of casualties - even use suicidal attackers willing to commit genocidal murder. And, they are willing to fight for decades if not centuries. No matter the costs.

The other side is not willing to commit any unnecessary collateral damage, and even warns the other side before a counter-attack. This side has much more powerful weapons, but will not use them. And they are not willing to accept comparatively low numbers of casualties, nor accept a number of casualties which is historically low. And they don't want to fight in any one location for more than a few years. And they expect to win and then change centuries old ethos of their foes in the same period of time.

So, i a war between these two side...

WHICH SIDE WILL WIN?

The other side. The enemy. The jihadoterrorists are gonna win unless the entire West adapts its ethos of war - and decides it's gonna stop fighting this war using half-measures and GO ALL-OUT FOR VICTORY.

Half of the West has rejected war since WW1. (More on this HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE.) The costs of WW1 were so high and so demoralizing that many people came to reject modernity and seek a post modern ethos - one which rejected capitalism, nationalism, and Judeo-Christian traditionalism - because they were blamed for WW1.

These people - post modernists - embraced transnational multi-lateralism, cultural and moral relativism, and pacifism. These are the people of the Left. They are Fifth Column for the enemy because they make it nearly impossible for the ENTIRE West to unite and deafeat our utterly ruthless and totally committed foes.

WW2 would have been lost except for Churchill - who unlike the rest of post modern Europe - wouldn't surrender to Nazism.


Go read the whole thing. We are in big trouble, my friends, unless we drastically change how we are fighting this battle.

Everyone's resting easy thinking our civilization can't disappear. If you don't think civilization can disappear think of what happened in New Orleans last year. It does not take much for the scales to tip into complete chaos. One nuclear weapons detonated in one of our cities could turn the citizenry completely against each other.

And, if you don't think the Jihadoterrorists would use a nuclear weapon on us, then you are living in a dream world.

Our governments had better start fighting this war or the likelihood that multiple civil wars will break out across the West will continue to increase.


Bi-Partisan
House Resolution
Calls For
Genocide Charges
Against
Iranian President


From Atlas Shrugs:


A positive first step in making the case for taking out the bastard.

House resolution calls for Ahmadinejad genocide charges

A bipartisan slate of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives proposed a resolution calling on the Iranian president to face genocide incitement charges.

The non-binding resolution brought last week to the House’s Foreign Affairs Committee and initiated by Reps. Steve Rothman (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), says statements by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for the destruction of Israel amount to crimes according to the 1948 Convention on Genocide.