Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hollywood’s War On The War On Terror

They’re giving us the equivalent of 1943 movies equating FDR with Hitler.

9-11 And
The Post-Modern

From the Augean Stables:
9-11 Conspiracy constitutes the most powerful conspiracy theory in the brief history of the internet age. Within hours of the attacks, accusations that the Israeli Mossad had planned and executed the attacks while "4000 Jews stayed at home," appeared, particularly in the Arab world, a textbook case of internet conspiracy mongering .

In the Muslim world these theories became the dominant public voice. There, traditional conspiracy operated: We are innocent, our enemies are guilty. In 2002 a Gallup poll found a majority of Muslims interviewed did not believe Bin Laden or any Muslim did 9-11. A 2006 Pew poll found this attitude widespread even among Muslims in the US — 28% — believe that Muslims did not do 9-11 (and 32% unsure, leaving only 40% of US Muslims polled agreeing that Bin Laden carried out 9-11.

Such claims, and their eager acceptance among fringe elements of Western conspiracy thinkers, especially those who already believed in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, should not astonish observers. Like so many other such conspiracies, they combine "cui bono?" [who benefits?] – Israel, Fascists in the US government – with a semiotic arousal that moves from perceived anomaly — isn't this strange! — to "obvious" conclusion — what else could explain this? — in the blink of an eye. Among the plethora of Muslim conspiracies that blossomed in the wake of 9-11, perhaps the most scholarly and consequential came from the "progressive" Nafeez Mossadeq Ahmed, The War on Freedom which came out within months of the event in February 2002 and blamed not Israel, but the US Government.

But the story was only beginning. Over the next months, a vast array of hypotheses, laid out in detail at a host of websites, accused George Bush and his administration either allowed the 9-11 attack to occur (Pearl Harbor version), or actively carried it out (Reichstag Fire version). The logic behind all of these theories focused on the perceived anomalies – the size of the hole in the Pentagon (too small), the collapse of the Twin Towers (too neat), of Building 7 (too far away), even the overall success of the plan (too great) – and rapidly moved to explaining them in terms of a government plot, primarily aimed at turning the US government into a police state. Cui bono? – the proto-fascists in the Bush administration.

University Of Delaware Caves Into
Jew-Hating Muslim Professor -
Kicks Jew Off Panel

From National Review's The Corner (hat tip to Mara):

Yesterday, the University of Delaware asked Asaf Romirowsky to step down from an academic panel at the University of Delaware because another panelist, University of Delaware political scientist Muqtedar Khan, didn't want to share the podium with anyone who served in the Israeli Defense Forces.

Romirowsky, who holds joint American/Israeli citizenship and lives in Philadelphia, had been invited to join Khan, his colleague in political science, Stuart Kaufman, a staff member of the National Security Council during the Clinton administration, and a graduate student to discuss anti-Americanism in the Middle East.

The program was organized by the College Republicans, the College Democrats, and the Students of Western Civilization Club. The Leadership Institute provided the funds for the panel, which met on the University of Delaware campus on Wednesday evening. The students offered Romirowsky the opportunity to come to campus next week and speak alone, with no other panel members who might object to his presence.

If Khan was just an academic, that would be one thing. But he also straddles the policy world: Khan is a a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Pentagon consultant. According to an e-mail he sent to the University, he gave a workshop at the Pentagon yesterday afternoon.

Academics should embrace intellectual challenge; not flee from it.

Here's the e-mail from Khan stating his objections to appearing with Romirowsky:

—— Original message —— Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 20:02:29 -0400From: "Muqtedar Khan" Subject: Re: Understanding Anti-Americanism PanelTo: [Names redacted] Laura, I have to speak at the Pentagon tomorrow. My workshop is from 12-4. I hope to catch the 5 pm Acela from DC and will be back in town by 7 pm. I will come directly, but may be late. I am also not sure how I feel about being on the same panel with an Israeli soldier who was stationed in West Bank. Some people see IDF as an occupying force in the West Bank. I am not sure that I will be comfortable occupying the same space with him. It is not fair to spring this surprise on me at the last moment.

And The

My friend Olivia sent me this article, from the American Thinker, about the European Union wanting to become a world power.

To be frank, I scoff at the very prospect. The EU can't even control its own population; neither its immigrants (especially the Muslims), nor its native population, who are more likely to go fascist, if you ask me.

However, I am willing to entertain interesting ideas here at CUANAS.

Olivia combined the ideas in the above-mentioned American Thinker article with the notion of a EU-sponsored "Supra-Religion" presented in this article.

Actually, I can imagine the EU proposing such an idea; a Supra-Religion which would work as an arbitrer of all religious ideas and rituals, a kind of UN of Religions.

However, I don't think anyone will accept it. The European soil cries out with the blood of those who fought to make Europe into the birthplace of modern civilization. No one will be able to quiet the screams of the blood of the ancestors. And, the blood cries for more blood; the blood of anyone who would come and try to take European soil away from Europeans.

In Europe, the notion of religion is tied to the notion or terra, of land. There is no getting past that. Anyone who attempts to encroach upon the psychic territory occupied by the various national religions of Europe will meet a mightier foe than they can imagine.

Europeans have had enough. The European Union will soon fall, and with it will fall the system of protection afforded to those who would take Europe away from Europeans.

The only question is, can a new party be established, soon enough, which will stand for Freedom and Human Rights, so that innocent minorities will be protected from the blood-lettting.

Will this happen? Will this political party be formed?

It is up to all of us, even us Americans. We must ride like Paul Revere through the streets, crying, "The Islamofascists are coming. The Islamofascists are coming."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


The burqa is a walking concentration camp for women. How can Laura Bush sit and smile for a photograph like this?
By the way, this photo was taken in the United Arab Emirates. (hat tip LGF)

Monday, October 22, 2007

Conspiracy Theories WWII Style