08/19/14

Trevor Loudon’s Upcoming Events for the next two weeks – 08/19/14

The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” is like no other book written on American politics. The book exposes, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

The book profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, and The Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations. Trevor has done the hard work to connect the dots of why the US Congress has moved further and further left over our lifetime and you won’t want to miss him. The Mid-Terms are coming. It’s time to clean House — and Senate! Get yourself prepared with the facts.

Order Trevor’s Books Here

Tue., Aug 19th, 2014
Event: Rep. Matt Shea – Battlefront – American Christian Network Radio/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: WA

Event: Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://w2tpp.com/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Walla Walla Regional Airport
310 A Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Wed., Aug. 20th, 2014
Event: Spokane Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.spokaneteapartypatriots.com/
Time: 6 pm PST
Place: Darcy’s Restaurant
10502 E Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99206

Sat., Aug. 23rd, 2014
Event: 26th LD Republican Club — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: The Cottesmore
2909 14th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

September

Tue., Sept. 2nd, 2014
Event: Freedom Keepers — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Overland Park, KS

Wed., Sept. 3rd, 2014
Event: Organized Republican Conservatives of America — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Platte County, MO

08/15/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 08/15/14

The Watcher’s Council

Me too, lil’ weasel!

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“The gun is our only response to [the] Zionist regime. In time we have come to understand that we can obtain our goals only through fighting and armed resistance and no compromise should be made with the enemy.” – Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, speech on February 12, 2012

“The Jews should have offered themselves to the butcher’s knife. They should have thrown themselves into the sea from cliffs… It would have aroused the world and the people of Germany… As it is they succumbed anyway in their millions.”

Louis Fisher, Gandhi’s biographer asked him: “You mean that the Jews should have committed collective suicide?”

Gandhi responded, “Yes, that would have been heroism.” – The Life of Mahatma Gandhi (1950) by Louis Fisher.

“The true cause of the Arab-Israeli conflict is the hatred taught to many Muslims when they are impressionable children — unable to defend themselves from having their lives poisoned with such beliefs.”

“This is the testimony of someone who witnessed it — and who experienced it — personally.” – Dr. Tawfik Hamid, Muslim Apostate in a speech at Pepperdine University, 2008

Close races in both categories this week, a reflection of how good this week’s entries were.

This week’s winner, Bookworm Room’s fine essay The Morality Of of Israel’s killing Palestinian civilians, recounts a Facebook exchange she had with a ‘Progressive’ about civilian deaths in Gaza versus Israel defending itself or committing national suicide. Being Bookworm, she goes far beyond that into a general discussion of Jihad, but you’ll have to read all of it to marvel at how she ties it all together. Here’s a slice:

I have been engaged in a Facebook exchange with someone who believes that killing civilians is always immoral. This moral stance means that, because Israel is killing civilians more effectively than Hamas, he believes Israel is morally more culpable than Hamas in the current conflict. He therefore cannot support her, and his sympathy for Palestinians outweighs his sympathy for Israelis.

Because his is an argument I hear frequently; because Progressives think their overarching pacifism is virtuous; because this man was invariably polite in expressing his views, appearing more misguided than malevolent; and because there were other people auditing this exchange on Facebook, I took the time to respond at some length his arguments. Although doing so seemed like a somewhat futile effort while the ceasefire held, given that Hamas took up arms again the minute the ceasefire ended, this issue is not going away any time soon.

The man’s core operating principle is that killing civilians is so verboten that he can never approve of a group, party, or nation that commits such acts. I know he felt virtuous when he wrote that, but I tried to get him to see that, in certain circumstances, his pacifism will leave him with more innocent blood on his own hands (morally, speaking) than his own ostensibly high-minded position would.

I asked him to imagine that a large, well-organized, well-funded terrorist group (which we’ll call “Hamas” for short) carries out a series of attacks against a Jewish nation (which, for convenience’s sake, we’ll call “Israel”). The attacks are not as deadly as Hamas would wish, but Hamas plans to continue with the attacks — eventually someone will die — with the culmination being a coordinated attack through Israel which will, if successful, kill upwards of 10,000 Israeli civilians. This man’s moral calculus would mean that the only way for Israel, as a moral nation, to avoid the impermissible immorality of killing innocent civilians in Hamas’s ambit would be for Israel to surrender immediately and, indeed, for it to do so regardless of the seriousness of Hamas’s provocation.

In a perfect world, against an equally moral enemy, this moral purity might work. Of course, in that perfect world, the enemy too would have held itself to this high moral standard — never kill a civilian — and wouldn’t have attacked Israel in the first place. Sadly, though, we do not live in a perfect world.

In an imperfect world, which happens to be the world we inhabit, Israel knows that Hamas’s goal is to slaughter every man, woman, and child in Israel. Israel doesn’t have to go down the primrose path of conspiracy theories and paranoia to reach this conclusion about Hamas’s end game. Instead, Hamas has made the death of Israel’s citizens — all of them — the centerpiece of its charter, it preaches this goal from every political and religious pulpit, it acts upon this goal whenever possible, and it has spent millions of dollars in foreign aid, including money from Israel herself, to plan a terrorist attack intended to kill those 10,000 of Jewish civilians.

Despite this stark reality, the man I’m debating insists that Israel still has only one moral choice: she must refrain from fighting back if that fight means that she might kill even one civilian. Only in that way, he says, can he give Israel his support.

Israel, however, has figured out something that this man, either because he’s blinded by the self-righteousness of his own idealism or because he’s as genocidal as Hamas, refuses to grasp: If Israel takes this allegedly moral high ground and surrenders to Hamas, she will effectively have killed all off all of her own civilians. In other words, no matter what choices Israel makes, the nature of her enemy means that Israel will have the blood of innocents on her hands.

As between those two choices — either kill a few hundred Palestinians civilians or watch 6 million of your own people being brutally slaughtered — a non-suicidal nation will always opt to value its own citizens’ lives first. Moreover, a moral nation, such as Israel, even as it recognizes that civilian deaths are inevitable, fundamentally values life and does everything possible to protect both its own and its enemy’s citizens. Still, Israel recognizes that the nature of war, sadly, is death.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Mark Steyn with a piece that resonates with what’s on many minds this week, You Want Nazis? submitted by The Noisy Room.

We are indeed living in interesting times.

Here are this week’s full results.

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this weeks’ Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day and weigh in… don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!

08/13/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations: ‘There’s A Riot Goin’ On’ Edition

The Watcher’s Council

Because we all know nothing says social justice like breaking into a convenience store and looting it.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

This week, MidKnight Review, The Political Commentator, The Pirate’s Cove and The Mellow Jihadi earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that! And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

08/11/14

Trevor Loudon’s Upcoming Events for the next two weeks – 08/11/14

The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” is like no other book written on American politics. The book exposes, in layman’s terms, the comprehensive communist, socialist and extreme progressive infiltration of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

The book profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, and The Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations. Trevor has done the hard work to connect the dots of why the US Congress has moved further and further left over our lifetime and you won’t want to miss him. The Mid-Terms are coming. It’s time to clean House — and Senate! Get yourself prepared with the facts.

Order Trevor’s Books Here

Mon., Aug. 11th, 2014
Event: Jeff Anderson – Watertwon SD – 8:30 am Central – KSDR AM 1040 — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.gowatertown.net/
Time: 6:30 am PST
Place: SD

Event: Cottage Grove 912 — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://cottagegrove912project.org/
Time: 9:30 am PST
Place: Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant
401 E. Main
Cottage Grove, OR

Tue., Aug. 12th, 2014
Event: Mike Fagan – Spokane WA – The Right Spokane Perspective — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 9:30 am PST
Place: WA

Event: Sutherlin Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://teaparty.sutherlin-oregon.com/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Sutherlin Community Center
150 S. Willamette Street
Sutherlin, OR 97479

Wed., Aug. 13th, 2014
Event: Lane 912 — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.912lane.org
Time: 6:00 pm PST
Place: Izzy’s Pizza & Buffet
950 Seneca Road
Eugene, OR 97402

Thur., Aug. 14th, 2014
Event: Glen Pav – 9:05 Am Eastern — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.RightingTheRight.com
Time: 6:05 am PST
Place: FL

Event: RUBICON — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Kowloon Restaurant
2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401

Event: The Capitol City Republican Women’s Annual Picnic — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.orgsites.com/or/ccrw/
Time: 5 pm PST
Place: Diana Evans
1910 Madrona Ave. S
Salem, OR 97302

Fri., Aug. 15th, 2014
Event: Oregon 912 Project — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.oregon912project.org
Time: 6 pm PST
Place: West End Building
4101 Kruse Way
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Sat., Aug. 16th, 2014
Event: Steve Kates – A Call To Rights FNX 1100 AM — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.calltorights.com
Time: 1 pm PST
Place: AZ

Event: AFP Coos Bay — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 2 pm PST
Place: Red Lion Hotel
1313 Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Mon., Aug. 18th, 2014
Event: Tri-Cities Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.tricitiesteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: Kennewick, WA

Tue., Aug 19th, 2014
Event: Rep. Matt Shea – Battlefront – American Christian Network Radio/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: WA

Event: Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://w2tpp.com/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Walla Walla Regional Airport
310 A Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Wed., Aug. 20th, 2014
Event: Spokane Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.spokaneteapartypatriots.com/
Time: 6 pm PST
Place: Darcy’s Restaurant
10502 E Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99206

Sat., Aug. 23rd, 2014
Event: 26th LD Republican Club — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: The Cottesmore
2909 14th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

If your TEA Party, 9.12, or patriotic group would like to invite Trevor Loudon to speak, please contact Regina Thompson.

See more of Trevor Loudon’s schedule here…

08/11/14

Trevor Loudon in Coos Bay, OR on Aug. 16th at the 2nd Annual Gathering of Patriots

New Zealand activist, political researcher and author, Trevor Loudon, will speak at The Red Lion Hotel on the beautiful Oregon Coast in Coos Bay, Saturday, August 16th at the 2ND ANNUAL GATHERING OF PATRIOTS. Loudon is currently in Blue State Oregon promoting his wildly successful book, “The Enemies Within.”

See more of Trevor Loudon’s schedule here…

08/9/14

Trevor Loudon’s Speaking Schedule For The Second Half Of 2014

Trevor Loudon is back in the states, gearing up for the 2014 elections and spreading the word on how and why conservatives must win.

Noted author and anti-communist figure Trevor Loudon from New Zealand has an important message all Americans need to hear:

Ever wonder why the U.S. Congress has moved further and further left over your lifetime, while much of the electorate has become more conservative? Why government regulation and taxes have exponentially increased, even though most Americans still oppose Big Government?

Trevor’s new book, “The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the U.S. Congress” exposes the extreme Left’s infiltration of Capitol Hill.

“The Enemies Within” profiles fourteen Senators and more than fifty Representatives and their ties to the Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations.

Trevor says the Tea Party has stopped the socialist agenda in its tracks, but we must keep fighting. Freedom-loving people around the world are counting on us.

August

Fri., Aug. 8th, 2014
Event: Bill Post Golf Event — Attending/Confirmed
Time: 12:00 pm PST
Place: Keizer, OR

Event: Gathering of Eagles — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://gatheringoftheeagles.com/
Time: 5:00 pm PST
Place: Turner, OR

Event: AFP Clackamas — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.afpclackamas.com
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Public Safety Training Center
12700 SE 82nd Ave
Clackamas, OR 97015

Sat., Aug. 9th, 2014
Event: Gathering of Eagles — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://gatheringoftheeagles.com/
Time: 9:00 am PST
Place: Turner, OR

Mon., Aug. 11th, 2014
Event: Jeff Anderson – Watertwon SD – 8:30 am Central – KSDR AM 1040 — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.gowatertown.net/
Time: 6:30 am PST
Place: SD

Event: Cottage Grove 912 — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://cottagegrove912project.org/
Time: 9:30 am PST
Place: Stacy’s Covered Bridge Restaurant
401 E. Main
Cottage Grove, OR

Tue., Aug. 12th, 2014
Event: Mike Fagan – Spokane WA – The Right Spokane Perspective — Radio/Confirmed
Time: 9:30 am PST
Place: WA

Event: Sutherlin Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://teaparty.sutherlin-oregon.com/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Sutherlin Community Center
150 S. Willamette Street
Sutherlin, OR 97479

Wed., Aug. 13th, 2014
Event: Lane 912 — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.912lane.org
Time: 6:00 pm PST
Place: Izzy’s Pizza & Buffet
950 Seneca Road
Eugene, OR 97402

Thur., Aug. 14th, 2014
Event: Glen Pav – 9:05 Am Eastern — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.RightingTheRight.com
Time: 6:05 am PST
Place: FL

Event: RUBICON — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Kowloon Restaurant
2222 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Eugene, OR 97401

Event: The Capitol City Republican Women’s Annual Picnic — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.orgsites.com/or/ccrw/
Time: 5 pm PST
Place: Diana Evans
1910 Madrona Ave. S
Salem, OR 97302

Fri., Aug. 15th, 2014
Event: Oregon 912 Project — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.oregon912project.org
Time: 6 pm PST
Place: West End Building
4101 Kruse Way
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Sat., Aug. 16th, 2014
Event: Steve Kates – A Call To Rights FNX 1100 AM — Radio/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.calltorights.com
Time: 1 pm PST
Place: AZ

Event: AFP Coos Bay — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 2 pm PST
Place: Red Lion Hotel
1313 Bayshore Drive
Coos Bay, OR 97420

Mon., Aug. 18th, 2014
Event: Tri-Cities Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.tricitiesteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: Kennewick, WA

Tue., Aug 19th, 2014
Event: Rep. Matt Shea – Battlefront – American Christian Network Radio/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: WA

Event: Walla Walla Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://w2tpp.com/
Time: 6:30 pm PST
Place: Walla Walla Regional Airport
310 A Street
Walla Walla, WA 99362

Wed., Aug. 20th, 2014
Event: Spokane Tea Party Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.spokaneteapartypatriots.com/
Time: 6 pm PST
Place: Darcy’s Restaurant
10502 E Sprague Ave
Spokane, WA 99206

Sat., Aug. 23rd, 2014
Event: 26th LD Republican Club — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 8:30 am PST
Place: The Cottesmore
2909 14th Ave NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335

September

Tue., Sept. 2nd, 2014
Event: Freedom Keepers — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Overland Park, KS

Wed., Sept. 3rd, 2014
Event: Organized Republican Conservatives of America — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Platte County, MO

Thur., Sept. 4th, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Lees Summit, MO

Fri., Sept. 5th, 2014
Event: Clay County Conservative Alliance — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://libertymoteaparty.com/
Time: TBD
Place: Liberty, KS

Tue., Sept. 16th, 2014
Event: Bears Ears Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://bearsearspatriots.com/
Time: TBD
Place: Craig, CO

Wed., Sept. 17th, 2014
Event: Delta County GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Delta, CO

Thur., Sept. 18th, 2014
Event: Grassroots Orgs — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 6 pm MST
Place: Mesa County Library
Grand Junction, CO

Fri., Sept. 19th, 2014
Event: Mesa County GOP — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 11:30 am MST
Place: Grand Junction, CO

Sat., Sept. 20th, 2014
Event: Adams County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Thornton, CO

Tue., Sept. 23rd, 2014
Event: TBD — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Redlands, CA

Thur., Sept. 25th, 2014
Event: Newport Harbor Republican Women — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Newport Beach, CA

Fri., Sept. 26th, 2014
Event: Greater Orlando Tea Party — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Eastmonte Civic Center
830 Magnolia Dr
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701

Sat., Sept. 27th, 2014
Event: Prayer Breakfast — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 9 am EST
Place: Winter Park, FL

Sun., Sept. 28th, 2014
Event: FOA — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: 7 pm EST
Place: Eamon’s Bar & Grill
9 East 45th Street
New York City, NY 10017

October

Mon., Oct. 13th, 2014
Event: Red Mountain Patriots — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Time: TBD
Place: Mesa, AZ

Sat., Oct. 25th, 2014
Event: Ramona Tea Party Forum — Speaking Engagement/Confirmed
Web Site: http://www.ramonatead.com/
Time: 12 pm PST
Place: Ramona Mainstage Theater
626 Main Street
Ramona, CA 92065

More to come…

08/8/14

The Council Has Spoken!! This Weeks’ Watcher’s Council Results – 08/08/14

The Watcher’s Council


Obama’s Border Plans and Some Guys Named Al

The Council has spoken, the votes have been cast and the results are in for this week’s Watcher’s Council match-up.

“It is a crime to lie to the public, to twist public opinion to insane lengths in the service of the vilest death-dealing machinations. It is a crime to poison the minds of the meek and the humble, to stoke the passions of reactionism and intolerance, by appealing to that odious anti-Semitism that, unchecked, will destroy the freedom-loving France of the Rights of Man.” – Émile Zola, J’accuse! (1898)

“If it bleeds, it leads.” – News Director Bill Applegate, WNEV-TV, circa 1980

“Think of the press as a great keyboard
on which we can play.”
– Joseph Goebbels, Nazi Information Minister

This week’s winner, Bookworm Room’s J’accuse! The Western media has the blood of Gazan children on its hands is an absolutely superb vamp on Émile Zola’s famous piece, as she turns her scintillating style to use in applying one of life’s truths – that is isn’t just the criminal who stands guilty, but his or her enabler. Here’s a slice:

At a military level, Hamas’s advantages in the war with Israel are minimal. Its rocket strikes were ineffectual against Israel because of the Iron Dome missile defense system. In the ground war, it is certainly able to kill Israeli soldiers (most recently, three died in a booby-trapped UN building), but ultimately Israel has both the overwhelming fire power and technology that will enable it to destroy Hamas’s weapons caches and tunnels.

Because of Israel’s military advantage, she could and would win the war against Hamas if only she were given enough time to do the job. You see, time is the one thing Israel lacks. Unlike all other nations warring against a savage enemy intent upon committing mass murder against her citizens, Israel is being pressured from every corner to lay down her arms, to bend down, and to take it.

Why is this? Why is a nation that is stable, free, pluralist, and humanist being urged to surrender to a terrorist group that is tyrannical, genocidal, misogynistic, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, and homophobic?

The answer is simple: Hamas has the ultimate weapon of mass destruction — its own children or, as I like to call this weapon, the Dead-Child WMD.

Hamas uses its children in two ways. Alive, they deter Israel; dead, they inflame the West. It is this second effect that triggers worldwide demands that Israel lay down her arms as she seeks to destroy rockets that fire and her homes, schools, hospitals, and civilian airports, and that she stop destroying the tunnels that were readied to facilitate a terrorist attack on Israel that would easily have rivaled 9/11 in its destructive power.

In utilizing its Dead-Child WMD, Hamas understands that Israel is a nation that values life, not just the lives of her own citizens, but the lives of all the innocents trapped in a terrorist madhouse. To that end, the IDF will immediately call off a rocket strike on a known Hamas arsenal and rocket launch pad if it sees even a single child (or, indeed, any civilian) in the area.

The problem for Hamas is that planting rockets in schools, playgrounds, and hospitals only defers pinpoint Israeli strikes, it doesn’t stop them. Israel will either try again when there are no visible civilians or it will eventually make the soul-searing decision that, if it is to save its own children, sometimes it will have to take action that harms Gazan children.

With regard to the West, Hamas’s use of its Dead-Child WMD is even more cynical and much more effective. Hamas has figured out that, when ignorant people, unaware of the real nature of the combatants in this war, see pictures of dead children, they will automatically cast Israel as the bad actor. In this scenario, Gaza – which freely elected the tyrannical, genocidal, brutal, anti-Semitic, anti-Christian, misogynistic, homophobic Hamas to govern it – is transformed into the hapless and helpless victim of a predatory Jewish nation.

Of course, any WMD is useless if it just sits there. It requires a delivery system. Fat Man and Little Boy would have been merely decorative if it wasn’t for the Enola Gay. Hamas also requires a delivery system for its Dead-Child WMD. Without that delivery system, the Dead-Child WMD is useless. If you’re a death cult, dead children are just one of those things.

So who or what is the essential delivery system for the Dead-Child WMD, without which the WMD would be inoperative? Again, the answer is simple: The Western media has become an indispensable part of the Dead-Child WMD by becoming that weapon’s delivery system.

It’s the Western media that hungers for Gazan snuff films. It has an insatiable desire to fill its pages and screens with pictures of little corpses, of screaming children covered with blood, and of wailing women and children huddled around small, still bodies. This mentality demands a steady supply of dead bodies, the more heart-wrenching and disturbing the better. Put another way, the Western media is complicit in the death of those Palestinian children because, without its endless demands for more images showing small, bloodied bodies, the Dead-Child WMD would instantly become completely useless.

Much more at the link.

In our non-Council category, the winner was Roger L. Simon of PJ Media with Welcome To The 1930′s submitted by Nice Deb . It is a superb comment on what appears to be Déjà vu in one very disturbing aspect. It will move you – do read it.

Here are this week’s full results:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

See you next week! Don’t forget to tune in on Monday AM for this week’s Watcher’s Forum, as the Council and their invited guests take apart one of the provocative issues of the day and weigh in… don’t you dare miss it. And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that!

08/6/14

Watcher’s Council Nominations – Dog Days Edition

The Watcher’s Council

Ah, the sultry days leading up to the end of summer, when the warm weather brings out the torpor and laziness in all of us and little gets accomplished except by the determined and the desperate.

Of course, in this election season, that group would include the members of the political class and a veritable army of consultants, pollsters, advance men, hangers on, hired muscle, campaign workers, groupies, sycophants, body servants, sound men, lighting directors… you name it. Just the thought of it reminds me of the old touring days, slogging down the highway to the next town… an unnatural way to live, but the common lot of political junkies, musicians, carnies and con men always on the way to the next gig, the next score…

The Romans were the first to label this time of year the Dog Days (diēs caniculārēs), noting that the skies were ruled by Sirius, the Dog Star, the brightest star in the night sky at this time of year. And Herodotus, Plutarch, Caesar and Thucydides all noted the effect this time of year has on men… the influence of the days of the Dog Star giving rise to tempers, frustrations, gambles and many times, war and rumors of war. Some things never change. Or at least that’s what the smart money in Vegas, DC and other oracular venues where the entrails get read for omens says. The mood can get ugly very quickly.

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This week’s contest is dedicated to letting sleeping dogs lie… at least for the moment.

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council. Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

The Council In Action!!

Tom White over at VA Right! is rapidly achieving guru status as a political expert in the Old Dominion. His latest mention was in a monthly Virginia Magazine, The Chesterfield Monthly.

This week, The MidKnight Review, Blazing Cat Fur, The Political Commenator and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6 PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning.

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week…

Council Submissions

Honorable Mentions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter… ’cause we’re cool like that! And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

08/5/14

Thanks to All Those Who Have Helped! Still Time to Donate to “Enemies Within” Movie Project

By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

While we are way short of our $100,000 target, please keep those donations coming in the last few days.

The movie will be made. Its just a matter of how much of the budget comes from crowdsourcing and how much comes from private investors.

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Trevor Loudon’s The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress is to be turned into a “game changing” movie.

Timed for release in August 2015, “The Enemies Within” will be like no other film ever released in America.

Production standards will be Hollywood quality.

Guiding values however, will be 100% American.

The Enemies Within will name names and go where no one has gone in modern times in its quest to awaken Americans to the enemies within their own government.

Help restore America by exposing its internal enemies.

Our goal is to raise $400,000 minimum, partially from investors and partially from our grassroots support base through crowd sourcing.

Go here to help us to fund and make this movie.

08/3/14

Weekly Featurd Profile – Cynthia McKinney

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Weekly Featured Profile

Cynthia McKinney

Cynthia McKinney is a former Democratic U.S. House of Representatives member from Georgia.

During her term of office, she was very close to Democratic Socialists of America.

Since leaving office, she has been openly close to Iran and the pro-Iran/North Korea Workers World Party.

The Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by long-time socialist activist and alleged Soviet agent, Leo Szilard, is a non-profit advocacy organization that seeks to “reduce the danger of nuclear weapons and increase national security,” primarily through supporting progressive, congressional candidates who support their policies. The Council supported Cynthia McKinney in her successful House of Representatives run as candidate for Georgia.

The Communist Party USA was supportive of several candidates in the 2004 election cycle, including Frank Barbaro, Barack Obama, Betty Castor, Nancy Farmer, Inez Tenenbaum and Cynthia McKinney:

It would be helpful for each district to single out House seats that can be swung from Republican to Democrat to develop our list of key races, which includes progressive Frank Barbaro in New York and Cynthia McKinney in Georgia.
A number of exciting candidates are emerging in the Senate, in the first place Barak Obama in Illinois, and also several progressive women including Betty Castor seeking to retain retiring Bob Graham’s seat as Democrat; Nancy Farmer seeking to defeat Kit Bond in Missouri; Inez Tenenbaum seeking to retain retiring Fritz Hollings seat as Democrat.

Cynthia McKinney was one of 100 “prominent Americans” who signed an October 26, 2004 statement circulated by 911Truth.org calling on the U.S. Government to investigate 9/11 as a possible “inside job.”

…we have assembled 100 notable Americans and 40 family members of those who died to sign this 9/11 Statement, which calls for immediate public attention to unanswered questions that suggest that people within the current administration may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war.

On September 21, 2010, Cynthia McKinney attended a meeting at a midtown hotel with the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and approximately 130 members of the U.S. “peace and social justice movements,” as well as “major figures in the Black activist community.” and Workers World Party.

McKinney spoke of the history of U.S. activists that had died for their commitment to peace, justice and civil rights (including Dr. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and both John and Robert Kennedy).

Interviewed on May 14, 2011 at the Tehran, Iran Peace Conference, Cynthia McKinney appeared on a Press TV where she stated:

“The United States, as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, is the greatest purveyor of violence on the Planet…
…There was a time when we almost won. We almost won in the 1960s. But unfortunately, because we were so close to winning, the authorities fought back. We were so close to winning and then they killed John Kennedy, our president. They killed Malcom X. They killed Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”

The interviewer asks for clarification, “They were killed by the authorities?” McKinney replies, “Yes, this is all documented.”

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