Let’s take a preliminary look at the advantages and disadvantages of the cease fire agreement, from an Israeli and traditional pro-Western perspective. There are two big advantages. First, the agreement puts an end, at least for now, to the bombardment of Israel. (snip) Now to the disadvantages. First, Hamas won. Why? Because it bombarded Israel and was not crushed for it. And because Israel reportedly agreed to an easing of its blockade of the Gaza Strip. (snip) By pushing for the deal, the Obama administration has demonstrated once again that it is no good friend of Israel.
Comments: I break my depressed silence to post this article which shows how much this disgusting man, Obama, hates not only the U.S., but Israel even more. I plead G-d to strike this evil man before he can destroy Israel.
The most dangerous likely consequence follows from the fundamental problem of Leftism everywhere: denial of reality and the substitution of wish-fulfilling fantasies for what is actually happening and about to happen. This is the signature mark of Leftist ideology, the preference, often amounting to clinical denial of reality, and its replacement with comforting and gratifying fantasies that allay fear and increase self-esteem. Leftism, in short, is a disorder of emotional maturation. It is no accident that the trite observation that liberalism is natural to youth while conservatism frequently follows with age.
Israel is dealing with people who have stated they intend to wipe it off the map. Negotiating with such individuals is at best naive, at worst an act of suicidal madness. Yet this charade, this so-called "Peace Process," a kind of Holy Grail, has persisted in the minds of Westerners for half a century or more. Meanwhile the threat of nuclear weaponry in the hands of Israel´s enemies is growing by the day if not the hour. Anyone can see -should be able to see- where this is headed if nothing is done. The almost unimaginable coming catastrophe that is casting its shadow deeper and deeper over present events will in the final analysis be the fault of those willfully, indeed sinfully blind Western Leftists who have adamantly rejected reality in favor of their fantasies.
The last couple weeks was a trial run for a major ground invasion of Israel. You probably have world leftists studying Israel´s strengths and weaknesses and planning for them in the next round of attacks.
Israel treasures their citizens and that ironically puts them at greater risk in the long run. Someone needs to pull the trigger on going for broke and unleashing holy hell on the arab world.
Unfortunately,Obama would order a stand down position if this happened.He´s part of the cabal that wants Israel gone,then he´s coming after US crackers,make no mistake about it.
It´s a specious argument to say that although ´´the agreement puts an end, AT LEAST FOR NOW, to the bombardment of Israel,´´ Israel lost the war, while at the same time saying, ´´Hamas won. Why? Because it bombarded Israel and was not crushed for it,´´ without adding the same qualifying statement ´´AT LEAST FOR NOW.´´
If the agreement holds, Israel will be free of the numerous Hamas missile attacks it´s been subject to for years, and if it doesn´t hold, there will be another war in which Israel will again be bombarded by another round of Hamas missiles aimed at Tel Aviv which Israel´s Iron Dome has proved capable to deflecting.
On the other hand, if the agreement holds, there will be no need for the continued existence of Hamas, whose purpose is to destroy Israel, and if it doesn´t hold, Hamas will either lose another 30 of its leaders as it did last week, or finally be ´´crushed.´´
AT LEAST FOR NOW, a moment or two, Hamas and its media supporters can refuse to face reality and celebrate Hamas´s ´´victory´´ along with the equally deluded anti-Israel crowds of Hamas supporters dancing in the streets of Gaza. But Israel, not Hamas, is better off than it was last week.
In his disproportionate praise of the six-month agreement with Iran, Barack Obama said: “For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program.” But if the program, now several decades old, had really been “halted” shortly after U.S. forces invaded neighboring Iraq, we would not be desperately pursuing agreements to stop it now, as about 10,000 centrifuges spin to enrich uranium. (snip) Iran’s nuclear program is alarming because Iran’s regime is opaque in its decision-making, frightening in its motives (measured by its rhetoric) and barbaric in its behavior.
IN 2011, the British historian Stephen Ellis published a paper concluding that Nelson Mandela had been a member of the South African Communist Party — indeed, a member of its governing Central Committee. Although Mandela’s African National Congress and the Communist Party were openly allied against apartheid, Mandela and the A.N.C. have always denied that the hero of South Africa’s liberation was himself a party member. But Ellis, drawing on testimony of former party members and newly available archives, made a convincing case that Mandela joined the party around 1960, several years before he was
According to our recently proposed treaty with the Iranian government, Iran keeps much of its nuclear program while agreeing to slow its path to weapons-grade enrichment. The Iranians also get crippling economic sanctions lifted. (snip) Because Iran is not a consensual society, our nuclear deal will last only as long as Iran finds it strategically useful. After their fiscal health is restored, expect the Iranians to abruptly reboot all their centrifuges and finish making a bomb. The theocracy will also use the present non-aggression arrangement with the United States to double down in Syria, energize Hezbollah, and strengthen Hamas.
Critics of the agreement with Iran concerning its nuclear program are right about most things but wrong about the most important things. They understand the agreement’s manifest and manifold defects and its probable futility. Crucial components of Iran’s nuclear infrastructure remain. (snip) The six-month agreement, with ongoing negotiations, makes it impossible for the United States to attack its negotiating partner. Hence the agreement constrains Israel, which lacks the military capacity to be certain of a success commensurate with the risks of attacking Iran. Therefore there is no alternative to a policy of containment of a nuclear Iran.
Before he paused to allow reporters to ask questions about the nuclear deal with Iran that he had just announced in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to anticipate one line of criticism about the accord -- that it effectively cedes to the Islamic regime the right to enrich uranium, despite half a dozen U.N. Security Council resolutions declaring the activity illegal. And he moved, preemptively, to address it. "In 2003, when the Iranians made an offer to the former administration with respect to their nuclear program, there were 164 centrifuges," (snip) today there are 19,000 centrifuges and growing."
In Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger, the eponymous Auric Goldfinger observes: Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times, it’s enemy action. That may be overly generous. A couple of weeks back, cancer patient Bill Elliot, in a defiant appearance on Fox News, discussed the cancelation of his insurance and what he intended to do about it. He’s now being audited. Insurance agent C Steven Tucker, who quaintly insists that the whimsies of the hyper-regulatory bureaucracy do not trump your legal rights, saw the interview and reached out to Mr Elliot to help him. And he’s now being audited.
Under the agreement reached in Geneva over the weekend, Iran is permitted to keep one-half of the uranium it has enriched to the 20% level, and is required to dilute the remaining one-half to 5% U-235. It is allowed to continue enriching uranium, but agrees not to take that process beyond 5% U-235 during the next six months. No doubt many people who hear about those terms will be reassured, thinking that 5% enrichment, and even 20%, represents only a small percentage of the total effort (snip) for a nuclear bomb. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
On his way to the podium at the memorial ceremony for former South African president Nelson Mandela, President Obama walked down the line of dignitaries, greeting other leaders there to pay their respects. Among the hands shaken: that of Cuban leader Raul Castro. Obama neither made a special effort to shake Castro’s hand nor to avoid him. A snub might have been awkward: In his speech, Obama praised Mandela’s “greatest gift” as “his recognition that we are all bound together in ways that can be invisible to the eye; that there is a oneness to humanity; that we achieve ourselves by
A “presidential selfie” featuring President Barack Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, and Denmark’s Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service began making the rounds this morning, but it’s the person not included in the frame who caught everyone’s attention: As anyone with two eyes and a Twitter account has noticed, Michelle Obama does not appear amused. Of course, though a picture says a thousand words, not all of those words are necessarily true. FLOTUS might not have even known the photo was taking place. Or she could disapprove of funeral selfies. Either way.
A black fashion student says he was brutally attacked by a gang of Hasidic men who shouted anti-gay slurs at him while he was walking through Williamsburg after a night of partying, the Daily News has learned. Taj Patterson, 22, was headed home to Fort Greene around 4:30 a.m. on Dec. 1 when he says more than a dozen ultra-Orthodox Jewish men began assaulting him on Flushing Ave. and yelling, “Stay down, f----t!”
The Obama State Department has finally released a second round of photos revealing the harrowing devastation wrought by a terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. The new photographs depict rampant damage to the consulate. They show charred walls, smoldering fires, Arabic graffiti defacing exterior walls, and scattered debris throughout. The extent of the damage would lead any reasonably serious person to conclude that this was a cold, calculated attack, carefully coordinated to mark the 11th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001. Unfortunately for the American people, the Obama-Clinton-Rice cabal that led to the Benghazi cover-up was
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President Obama, former president George W. Bush and their wives departed Washington Monday morning on Air Force One on their way to a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela. The president and first lady Michelle Obama are being accompanied by Mr. Bush, former first lady Laura Bush and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on the flight to Johannesburg. A four-hour memorial service will be held on Tuesday for South Africa’s first black president. Mr. Mandela, the anti-apartheid revolutionary, died on Thursday at age 95. Former President Bill Clinton and daughter Chelsea are traveling separately to South Africa. Former President