10/23/14

Burning Hatred and Darkness

Arlene from Israel

Chaya Zissel Braun the three-month old baby girl killed by a terrorist using his car as a weapon, was laid to rest at midnight last night.  Her death came about after the terrorist’s car slammed into her stroller, sending her flying some ten meters into the air. She landed on her head, and fractured her skull; doctors could not save her because of internal hemorrhaging.

President Ruby Rivlin, who attended the funeral said (emphasis added):

“We are standing before a tiny, silent body, before a small grave, standing against haters and murderers whose hands slaughter without distinction, without mercy.  An innocent baby was butchered by burning hatred and darkness.”

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Her parents – who had waited years to have a child, and had just returned from bringing her to the Kotel (the Western Wall) for the first time – are traumatized and in shock.  This picture – courtesy of the family – was taken at the Kotel, shortly before she was killed.

Baby Chaya Zisel at the Kotel

At the funeral, her weeping father said, “You made us happy from the moment you [arrived]… You were pure. I want you to look down at me and smile. Tomorrow is your three-month birthday. It’s all now in God’s hands.”

Her maternal grandfather, Rabbi Shimshon Halpern, spoke of her holy soul.

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The Arab terrorist Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi (Al Shaludi is an alternate spelling of his name) died at the hospital last night of wounds inflicted upon him by Israeli security at the site of the attack.

He possessed a Jerusalem residency card, and was a staunch Hamas supporter.  These two factors should, in the best of circumstances, be mutually exclusive; but of course this is not the case. We’ve got a whole lot of Hamas-associated Arabs with Jerusalem residency cards running around the city.  Not only did he support Hamas, his uncle – who was assassinated 14 years ago, reportedly in the course of inter-militia tensions – was a master bomb-maker for Hamas.  Hamas allegiance is very often a family affair.

Al-Shaludi was also into social media communication.  Less than two weeks ago, he posted on his Facebook page a picture of Al Aksa mosque on the Temple Mount, with a caption “Al Aksa is in danger.” Just two days ago, he posted: “now is the time to defend your home, Muslims – go out on a crusade to protect the Al-Aksa mosque.”

Yesterday I reported that he had been in Israeli prison.  I do not believe he was released in the course of a prisoner trade; rather, he was released after he completed a 16-month sentence.

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That Hamas would praise this despicable attack is a given.  But what we are seeing is the same from Fatah, the party of our “peace partner” Abbas:

As described and translated by the Palestinian Media Watch, Fatah posted on its official Facebook page an obituary for Al-Shaludi that used the words “heroic Martyr.” His death was portrayed as “’his wedding’ – a reference to the Islamic belief that Martyrs for Allah are wedded to 72 virgins in Paradise.”

”Rest in peace! We are loyal to you,” it said. (Emphasis added)

According to The Elder of Ziyon, the poster of Al-Shaludi that went up on the Fatah FB page is even more explicit (emphasis added):

“The martyr hero Abd al-Rahman al-Shaludi performs a sacred act of running over the settlers in occupied Jerusalem.”

Sultan Abu Al-Einein, Abbas advisor and a member of Fatah’s Central Committee, also posted praise for the terrorist on his FB page.

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Prime Minister Netanyahu pointed a finger directly at Abbas with regard to this terror attack.  And he is absolutely correct.  Just days ago Abbas called upon Arabs to protect the Temple Mount from Jews.

What is more, he expressed anger at the international community for its failure to criticize Abbas in this regard.  At a security briefing at police headquarters, he said:

“[Abbas] glorifies the murderers and also embraces the organization to which the terrorists belong, Hamas. And faced with these actions of the Authority chairman, we find only a flaccid [response] internationally. [World leaders] are unwilling to say two words, even one word of criticism of him [Abbas]. We do not share this weakness. We will stand firmly for our rights and obligations to defend our capitol.”

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Highly relevant to this issue is a piece by Michael Freund, “Mahmoud Abbas, enemy of Israel”:

”For the past decade, ever since Mahmoud Abbas took the reins of the Palestinian Authority in January 2005, the international community has gone out of its way to portray him as a moderate.” Ignoring his long record of anti-Israel incitement and Holocaust denial, American presidents, European prime ministers and even various Israeli leaders often spoke of Abbas in glowing terms, describing him as a man of peace and a visionary.

”Indeed, earlier this year, when Abbas visited the White House on March 17, US President Barack Obama told reporters, ‘I have to commend President Abbas. He has been somebody who has consistently renounced violence, has consistently sought a diplomatic and peaceful solution that allows for two states, side by side, in peace and security.’

“…Calling him a moderate is simply dishonest and deceptive. Abbas is not a friend of peace, he is an enemy of Israel, one who has refused to end the conflict and has incited to violence against the Jewish state.” He may not don the keffiyeh that was worn by Yasser Arafat, nor wave a gun in the halls of the United Nations. But even if the packaging is slightly different, the contents remain the same.

”Abbas, like his predecessor, stands in the way of peace and aims to do Israel harm.

”The time has come to treat him accordingly.”

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Today Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barakat called for a tightening of security in order to quell the violence Jerusalem is experiencing.

After the police security meeting, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement indicating that Netanyahu had “instructed that sovereignty be enforced in all parts of the city by positioning additional forces throughout the capital…united Jerusalem was, and will remain, the capital of Israel forever … Every attempt to harm its residents will be met with the harshest of responses – we will restore quiet and security to Jerusalem.”  (Emphasis added)

A good and appropriate statement.  Particularly with regard to sovereignty being enforced.  There has been a horrifying tendency for police to let sovereignty slip in certain eastern areas of Jerusalem.  It is my distinct impression that our prime minister means it when he speaks about a united Jerusalem, Israel’s capital forever.

But…but…

I want to tell him, enough words. We’ve heard them before.  Don’t tell us. Show us.  I want to learn about arrests being made, with prosecutions following.  No more policy of containment. I want to know about the police out on the street in large numbers and a major reduction in the amount of Arab violence the city is enduring.  I want these Arab bums who are seeking to terrorize innocent Jews in Jerusalem to be genuinely afraid of the police.

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“A Border Patrol officer serving in eastern Jerusalem has for the first time revealed the police helplessness in dealing with the ‘silent intifada’ that has been gripping the capital in recent months…

“Speaking on Channel 2…TV Thursday…the officer admitted the Border Patrol warriors are forced to ‘stand like dolls’ against the Arab terror.

“We feel like our hands are tied,’ the combat officer revealed, placing the blame squarely on the shoulders of Interior Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovich for the collapse of security.

“According to the officer, senior captains as well as Aharonovich are trying to calm things down and hush up the ‘silent intifada’ rather than fight Arab terror to the end.”

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In the last day or so, the terror attack that killed the baby girl, while the worst of the violence by far, has not been the only incident of violence. We’re seeing incidents of Arab harassment and violence in the neighborhoods of Armon Hanatziv, Har Homa, and Gilo in southern Jerusalem, through the Mount of Olives area, Issawiya and Silwan, northward to Shuafat and Beit Hanina.

In the Mount of Olives area, there is the small Jewish community of Ma’aleh HaZeitim. This morning, not for the first time, the nursery building was stoned.  Masked Arab men, pelting rocks, with the children huddled in one area of the building for safety.  What sort of scum are they, throwing stones at a nursery?

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Minister Naftali Bennett had severe words for the current situation. The anger he expressed was appropriate.  As was his called for an “iron fist.”

Then he called for additional construction in Jerusalem as a response to terror, to show that we are here to stay when they are trying to drive us out.  But linking terrorism and building always unsettles me.  It gives the wrong message.

Jewish building in Jerusalem isn’t a response to violence or some sort of revenge. It is our right. The world must know that we build because we claim that right. Period.

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What really enraged me was this statement by Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the State Department:

“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem. We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured. We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.” (Emphasis added)

How morally obtuse can they be?  They sound like parents, speaking to two squabbling boys, “Now, now, play nice.”

This was a terror attack, as I made quite clear above, the worst incident of terror amidst a rash of terror incidents.  Escalation of Israeli police response is precisely what is needed.  If it makes Palestinian Arabs in eastern Jerusalem tense, that’s quite fine.

The US has no vision of justice or Israeli right in this matter at all.  American officials, by design, are morally blind.

10/23/14

Qatar Awareness Campaign – Harrods @StopQatarNow


QATAR AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

Michael Ward, Managing Director
Harrods Ltd.
87–135 Brompton Road
Knightsbridge
London, SW1X 7XL
United Kingdom

Dear Mr. Ward:

This letter is being sent to you on behalf of the Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition. The purpose is to inform you and the public of the activities of Qatar, the country who currently owns Harrods and its various holdings. In fact, Qatar owns vast dealings and large businesses throughout the UK. Qatar is directly funding terrorist groups and turning a blind eye to their other financiers operating within their borders.

Harrods was sold by Mohamed Al Fayed, its previous owner, to Qatar Holdings, part of the Qatar Investment Authority, the state’s sovereign wealth fund, in May of 2010 for a reported £1.5 billion. The sale was concluded by Qatar’s then prime minister Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber al Thani, who was also chief executive of the wealth fund. Under his rule and guidance as the QIA’s boss, Qatar also owns or co-owns a number of other landmarks including the Shard, Europe’s tallest skyscraper, as well as large stakes in some major UK businesses. Now Harrods is facing a boycott due to Qatar’s support of Islamic terrorist organizations across three continents.

On June 17th, a meeting of the Henry Jackson Society, held in the House of Commons, discussed how a tribal elder in northern Cameroon, who runs a car import business in Qatar, has become one of the main intermediaries between kidnappers from Boko Haram and its offshoot Ansaru and those seeking to free hostages. It was alleged that embezzlement of funds going to Qatar via car imports might be disguising ransom payments. It was also alleged that Qatar was involved in financing Islamist militant groups in West Africa, helping with weapons and ideological training, and funding the building of mosques in Mali and Nigeria that preach terrorism and murder in the name of religion. London has become a veritable HQ for the Muslim Brotherhood, who are directly sheltered and supported by, financed by, and tied to Qatar.

In light of these clear and present security risks, we urge you to read the information below, which includes evidence that Qatar is arguably the preeminent sponsor of terror in the world today. It is a benefactor of the genocidal armies of ISIS, al Qaeda, and Boko Haram; it is involved in Taliban narcotics trafficking through a relationship with the Pakistani National Logistics Cell; and profits from operating a virtual slave state. Qatar has leveraged its relationships with violent Jihadi groups to its own benefit and to the detriment of the United States and her allies.

So the public has a fuller context of Harrods’ owner’s role in supporting and financing terrorist activities worldwide and their connection to Britain:

  • While on a trip to Qatar in March, 2013, Prince Charles announced that he had been taking private Arabic lessons so he could read the Quran. On the trip to Doha, where Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla hobnobbed with the terrorist-backing Al Thanis, the Prince revealed he is an enthusiastic student of the Quran.
  • After the overthrow of President Morsi of Egypt, Qatar became a place of refuge for Muslim Brotherhood agitators fleeing Egypt. On September 12th of this year, it asked several leading Brotherhood figures to leave. They did, but not in outrage or indignation; on the contrary, they apologized for causing embarrassment to Qatar. Clearly, they felt a debt to the Qatari government (and a senior Brotherhood spokesman, Amr Darrag, confirmed this).
  • Qatar asked them to leave because of pressure applied by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Some went to London, where there is already a group of Brotherhood members in Cricklewood, under scrutiny from the authorities. Qatar remains home to an array of exiled Islamists and thus is a focus of suspicion for its activities financially and ideologically. Bahrain joined Saudi Arabia and the UAE in withdrawing its ambassador from Doha this past spring, demanding, among other things, that the Qataris shut down Al Jazeera and expel the Brookings Institution from Doha. It has been widely reported that Qatari money funds extremists in Libya and the Qatari military has trained militants there in the art of warfare.
  • The Emir of Qatar’s personal fortune and the country’s sovereign wealth fund are rumored to exceed £50 billion. Qataris own substantial amounts of real estate in Britain — such as the Shard, the Olympic Village, One Hyde Park, a part of Canary Wharf, the United States Embassy building in Grosvenor Square, the Chelsea Barracks development and Harrods. They have large stakes in the stock exchange, Sainsburys and Barclays bank. Almost all of Britain’s liquefied natural gas comes from Qatar, accounting for a quarter of Britain’s gas needs. Qatar has also bought, through bribery, the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • Qatar has funded extremists not merely in Syria and Libya, but also in Tunisia, Mali and Iraq. Another Wikileaks cable revealed Meir Degan, a former head of Mossad, telling the US that ‘Qatar is trying to cozy up to everyone,’ and warning America to close its bases there. They are actively funding ISIS, as well.

The QAC Coalition and petitioners ask that you consider the attached sourced report on Qatar’s activities. The links cited are vetted and credible sources. We hope you take the time to verify the truth of the statements for yourself.

After doing so, the Coalition of the Qatar Awareness Campaign calls on you to exert due influence on the Qatari government to cease any type of involvement in all forms of Islamic terrorism, slavery and drug trafficking!

Sincerely,

Lt. Col. Allen B. West (US Army, Ret)
AllenBWest.com

Frank J. Gaffney, Jr.
Center for Security Policy

Pamela Geller
Atlas Shrugs

Walid Shoebat
Shoebat.com

Charles Ortel
Washington Times

Paul E Vallely, US Army (Ret)
Chairman, Stand Up America

Robert Spencer
Jihad Watch

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
NoisyRoom.net

Trevor Loudon
New Zeal **

& the entire Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition.

Qatar Research Report: http://www.stopqatarnow.com/p/research-report.html
Sign the Petition! Visit www.stopqatarnow.com
Facebook: Stop Qatar Now
Twitter: @stopqatarnow

** Select signatures as of 9/27. The Qatar Awareness Campaign Coalition is comprised of more than 25 journalists, national security experts, publishers, and independent researchers. To view all Coalition participants, please visit the Campaign’s website.

CC: Sarah Brown, Non-Executive Director.

10/23/14

The Fundamental Transformation of Journalism

By: Cliff Kincaid
Accuracy in Media

The story carries the great title of “How Edward Snowden Changed Journalism.” But the article doesn’t live up to its billing. The author, Steve Coll, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, doesn’t want his readers to know that journalism has changed into a form of espionage that benefits the Islamic terrorists anxious to kill us.

To use President Obama’s phrase, you might call it the “fundamental transformation” of journalism.

Coll cannot bring himself to report the truth because Columbia bestowed prestigious journalism awards—the Pulitzers—on the recipients of Snowden’s stolen national security documents.

We called the Snowden awards “Pulitzer Prizes for Espionage.”

Ignoring Snowden’s life in Moscow, in the loving embrace of Vladimir Putin, Coll also fails to report that one of the Pulitzer Prize recipients, Glenn Greenwald, has an affinity for governments, groups and movements opposing the United States. Greenwald spoke publicly in favor of “weakening” America, saying that al Qaeda’s 9/11 terrorist attacks were “very minimal in scope compared to the level of deaths that the United States has been bringing to the world for decades—from Vietnam to illegal wars in Central America…”

What do the people of New York City, where Columbia University is based, think of that?

Canadians may be asking that question as well, now that Greenwald has weighed in on the terrorist attack on two Canadian soldiers, in an article titled, “Canada, At War for 13 Years, Shocked That ‘A Terrorist’ Attacked Its Soldiers.”

Echoing his 9/11 comments about America, he said about Canada: “It is always stunning when a country that has brought violence and military force to numerous countries acts shocked and bewildered when someone brings a tiny fraction of that violence back to that country.”

In other words, Canada inspired this terrorism against its own people.

The despicable Greenwald went on, “If you want to be a country that spends more than a decade proclaiming itself at war and bringing violence to others, then one should expect that violence will sometimes be directed at you as well.”

This is how Snowden’s accomplice Greenwald sees the world—when the West defends itself against terrorism, the West is guilty of terrorism.

Coll’s New Yorker magazine piece appeared as Matt Olsen, who until July led the National Counterterrorism Center, was telling CNN that Snowden’s stolen and leaked documents “changed the way terrorists communicate, causing them to fall out of the U.S. government’s sight.”

“They’ve changed how they encrypt their communications and adopted more stringent encryption techniques,” Olsen said. “They’ve changed service providers and email addresses and they’ve, in some cases, just dropped off altogether.”

Canadians are already dead. Dead Americans will also pay the price. Perhaps the next victim will be your wife, your husband, or your child.

When the next bomb explodes in your neighborhood, or when the next piece of the Middle East falls into the hands of ISIS, you will have Edward Snowden to thank.

By the way, Snowden’s disclosures are also implicated in the Russian invasion of Ukraine, creating another intelligence “surprise” for the U.S.

There is another important conclusion here. By sheltering Snowden and refusing to turn him over to face espionage charges, Moscow is also implicated in the Islamist war against the West.

NSA’s former deputy director, Chris Inglis, talked about the problem in a Washington Times article about how ISIS is “using leaked Snowden info to evade U.S. intelligence.” Rowan Scarborough said Snowden’s “top-secret disclosures” are the key to making the Islamic State killers “harder to find because they know how to avoid detection.”

Coll’s article purports to be a review of a film about Snowden, who comes across “as shrewd, tough, and hard to read.” Wrong again. Snowden was a Ron Paul supporter who should never have gotten a security clearance at the CIA or NSA. He is apparently more of a libertarian than a leftist. But his conduits for secrets are on the anti-American left.

Snowden has become, in effect, an enemy combatant, under the protection of Russia.

For his part, Ron Paul has also emerged as a puppet of Putin, even defending Russia’s takeover of Crimea.

Logan Beirne, author of Blood of Tyrants: George Washington & the Forging of the Presidency, notes that “Just as Snowden sought out a position with inside access to the National Security Agency, [Benedict] Arnold lobbied for command of West Point.”

Beirne adds, “Our founding fathers faced men like Edward Snowden. They sentenced them to death.”

Coll, by contrast, seems to go out of his way to obscure what Snowden and his collaborators were doing. He highlights that Snowden took steps “to protect his data and his communications with journalists made it possible for the Guardian and the [Washington] Post to publish their initial stories and bring Snowden to global attention.”

Coll pretends not to understand that these are the hallmarks of an espionage operation. It’s not an accident that even the Obama administration has indicted Snowden for espionage.

Coll writes about Snowden’s disclosures, saying, “In fashioning balanced practices for reporters, it is critical to ask how often and in what ways governments—ours and others—systematically target journalists’ communications in intelligence collection. For all his varied revelations about surveillance, this is an area where Snowden’s files have been less than definitive.”

Coll is mostly referring to alleged NSA surveillance of American journalists. But who, or what, are those “other” governments? And isn’t it safe to assume that Snowden is under surveillance and control by the Russian secret police?

Coll, who is described as a reporter “on issues of intelligence and national security in the United States and abroad,” has too much experience in this area not to recognize the truth about the Snowden espionage operation. But he won’t tell the truth.

Yes, journalism has changed, and all it takes to understand the change is to visit the Columbia Journalism building, which contains a plaque saying their mission is to “uphold standards of excellence in journalism.”

“Our Republic and its press will rise or fall together,” Joseph Pulitzer wrote, also on a plaque inside the Columbia Journalism building.

Today’s elite journalists don’t seem to care if the country falls, even though their own rights would disappear in the process.

10/23/14

UPDATES: Obama’s Dictatorship, up to 34M Illegal Aliens + Vote Fraud

By: Arlen Williams
Gulag Bound

UPDATES

Time for us to walk and chew gum, with eyes wide open. Strategic manipulation of the demographics behind the vanguard of revolution called the Democratic Party is “fundamentally changing the United States of America,” to use Obama’s phrase. It is done through both the overt and shadowed orchestration of the cartel collective.

Walk and chew gum because, very much a part of this are the monster’s tentacles of collectivist propaganda (a.k.a., psyops), election swaying, and election/vote fraud. It all comes together, anything that may be done to rule by oligarchy/dictatorship, behind the protective labels of democracy and “progress,” amidst a duped, dependent, and coerced population.

It’s as easy to see as 1-2-3… 4… 5… oops, 6.

See it with some help from the Sovereignty Campaign (SovCam.org) and Twitter:

1. Via Washington Times

 

2. Via David Codrea, Gun Rights Examiner

 

3. Via Noisy Room & Fox News, Lou Dobbs and Bill Hemmer

 

4. Via Truth Revolt

 

5. Via Noisy Room

 

6. Via the Illinois Review

 

Then there’s the easy path to the military apparently being provided to illegals (while our present military of legitimate citizens is layed-off and denied medical service) but if we went on about that, this article might get, well, a bit long.

We’ll just have to keep finding ways to break it all down for you – and our low information neighbors. Do subscribe and follow with us, here and at SovCam.

——GB——

Brown is the New Black

(October 21, 1:11am) America’s “progressive” paternalist plantation for blacks is causing their relative depopulation, through the racially targeted holocaust of abortion, gang violence and imprisonment, poor conditions, poor health care, and poor behavior. Check the numbers if that about abortion sounds harsh. Check Twitter for some of the rest.

The desperate slide into dependence, degradation, and death started with Lyndon Johnson’s “great society” paying mothers to be unmarried and the ensuing breakdown of the family. Some “welfare.”

Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, being the anti-American saboteurs for globalist Marxofascism they are (collectivism, or communitarianism, if you prefer) strives for its permanent majority in the style of Marx, Trotsky, and Gramsci – as in the dictatorship of the proletariat.

Since the black slave-vote is not keeping pace, Democrats need a fresh supply of reflexive ballot markers and, it is said, Barack Obama is working on supplying them by the millions without any help from the anachronistic notion of an “act of Congress.” It may seem silly to think up to eleven million illegal aliens would very quickly be stepped along en masse to illegally become voting citizens, but not necessarily so great a feat in a nation whose agent saboteur in the Oval Office is making this preparation for this next giant leap against mankind:

Obama’s DHS secretly preparing millions of illegal alien ID cardsWhile with the above excerpt and link I prompt you to read that brief Jim Kouri article, here is its central sentence:

According to an expert in immigration policy, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has already directed officials at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to notify companies that they must be able to handle creating at least 9 million identification cards in one year since eventually the majority of illegal aliens will be “legalized.”

For more about Obama and the Democrats’ exploitation of Hispanics for “fundamentally changing the United States of America,” let us simply see this article from the National Council of La Raza (The Race) featuring his speech to them, last year. Wait, no. As I clicked in, apparently they don’t want us to hear what he told them – and that sounds suitably bad.

(The title seems to skip a word, by the way.)

President Obama Throws Support Behind for Fast for Families

Yesterday, President Obama gave a speech in San Francisco further expressing his support for immigration reform and outlining what needs to happen for us to get there. During the speech, Mr. Obama also gave a shoutout to the Fast for Families protest happening on the National Mall, telling them to stay strong in the fight.

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We thank the presdident [sic] for his enduring support of this important fast and for his committment [sic] to see immigration through. We especially thank Eliseo Medina of SEIU and the other fasters who have made this great sacrifice in the name of families and immigration reform.

Watch the full video of the president’s speech below:

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Graphic capture of what I found when clicking on the video. Of course we can check it later, to see if La Raza wants it shown publicly after all. Maybe they’ll flip that switch after November 4th.

Collectivist evil must be stopped in America, now, understanding what it did in Russia in the 1910’s and Germany in the 1930’s.

How have inner city blacks become so duped? How have union members been so influenced to vote against their true interests, for that matter? And here we thought Lincoln and his Republicans ended slavery in the United States.

God save America from it’s foolishness, thinking Democrats are viable options to run this nation’s governments. God save us from those who think voting for nearly any Republican against them is beneath their status, or against their “group.” Red, brown, yellow, black, and white, all need to see with the eyesight He gave them.

When people are duped by others to vote for the alleged interests of a portion of the people, against the interests of all the people, they vote against themselves. When people vote against themselves, they vote against God, himself.

Like a muddied spring or a polluted well
are the righteous who give way to the wicked.
Proverbs 25:26
(NIV)

10/22/14

Is There No End?

Arlene from Israel

Late this afternoon, there was a terror attack in Jerusalem.  An Arab from eastern Jerusalem ran his car into a group of people who were waiting at the Ammunition Hill station of the light rail.  Eight people were injured.

Scene of light rail terror attack

Credit: Flash 90

A three-month old baby girl, badly hurt at the scene, died shortly thereafter in the hospital.

A heartbreaker: Apparently the parents had been trying for years to have a baby. They were on the way from praying at the Kotel (Western Wall) when they were attacked.  The baby’s grandparents had just come in from the US to meet their new grandchild. They had only hours with her before she was taken from them.

Is there no end??

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The terrorist tried to flee the scene on foot and was shot; he was badly wounded but is not dead.   Identified as Abdur Rahman Slodi of Silwan, he had previously served in Israeli prison for terrorist activities – according to press reports.

Frankly, I hope he is in a lot of pain.

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It is news past due: Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch has announced the formation of a new police unit dedicated to dealing with the “unrest” in Jerusalem.

Today we saw a full-blown terrorist attack, but for the most part the “unrest” refers to Arabs throwing stones and Molotov Cocktails, and firecrackers and even, on at least one occasion that I am aware of, fireworks.  They function at a level that tends to be less than lethal, but feels unsafe (IS unsafe) and vastly uncomfortable.  This is the “silent intifada” designed to drive out Jews from certain areas of Jerusalem.

Along with the new police unit are plans for adjustment in the law that makes it easier to cope with minors, who are major participants of that “silent intifada.”

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Meanwhile, in Berlin, Kerry, in a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, declared current relations between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs “unsustainable.”

Saying that United States was aware of the urgency of the situation, he indicated that it was necessary to find a way to negotiate.

I would call him a clown. but nothing seems very funny right now.

Actually, I rather agree that the current situation is “unsustainable.” But what I have in mind is not precisely what he is referring to.

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Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran, in a statement for official Hamas television, declared: “This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews, particularly on the [Temple Mount].

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There a connection between the attitude reflected by this Hamas statement and Kerry’s assessment that the current situation cannot be sustained.  He is caught up in the distorted vision of Israel as “occupier.”  Poor suffering “Palestinians,” whose situation must be remedied. No matter the cost to Israel.