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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Hamas Threatens Israel with Annihilation Again — with Cash from Qatar


The future of Qatar hangs in the balance this week.

For over four months, the Emirate has struggled under the burden of a multi-national blockade led by Saudi Arabia. focused on pressuring Qatar to cease itsfunding of terror groups throughout the region.
Just days ago, though, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarked on a diplomatic mission to ease the dispute, stopping first in Saudi Arabia and then, on Sunday, in the Qatari capital of Doha.
Though the Secretary of State expressed an eagerness to end the blockade and restore unity to the Gulf, the news he brought Qatar on Sunday was anything but promising.
“In my meetings with [Saudi] Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, I asked him to please engage in dialogue,” he began. However, Tillerson went on to lament that “there is not a strong indication that parties are ready to talk yet.”
Summing up the futility of his trip, he said “We cannot force talks upon people who are not ready to talk.”

And so, the blockade will go on.
Let it remain. So long as Qatar continues to support Hamas, it’s not a bad thing.
Why? Because ultimately, the blockade is working. To understand just how effective it has been, you don’t even have to check the news.
You could, instead, see it on the commercial reels of your favorite television shows or even on the streets of London and New York.
Last June, Qatar introduced a novelty in commercial advertising when it took out unmistakably political TV ads for its national airline. Instead of describing the luxuries of the first class seating or the host of international destinations, this Qatar Airways ad decried the airspace boundaries being enforced against it.
“There should be no borders up here,” said a voice against a blue, cloudy sky. “As an airline, we don’t believe in boundaries, we believe in bringing people together.” How the funding of genocidal militants like Hamas serves to ‘bring people together’ was left unclear.
For the past few months, as well, if one were to Google any term related to Qatar, the first website offered would be, interestingly, lifttheblockade.com. (Almost comically, just beneath it was a link to counterextremism.org, leading to a site that showcases all of the available evidence of Qatar’s support for terrorism.)
Then, just last week, walking down Central Park West, I noticed yet another ad above the roof of a taxi cab, with the words “Lift the Blockade Against the People of Qatar” printed in large block-letters above images of a fence and barbed wire. In London, Qatar took its campaign a step further, painting the same ad across the entire sides of London’s iconic black cabs. Though Al Jazeera, Qatar’s state-funded news service, claimed the campaign was an initiative of London’s transportation services, the truth was that Qatar had simply paid for it.
Qatar is obviously doing all it can to break the blockade. Which, in turn, means that the blockade is working.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

New York Magazine: Democrats Commit Suicide by Favoring Migrants

Democrats are committing political suicide by refusing to moderate their migrant-first policy agenda, says the liberal intellectual who launched the push for same-sex marriage.

Andrew Sullivan, the immigrant British-born author who championed the same-sex movement, writes in New York Magazine:
Democrats in 2017, in general, tend to criticize the use of immigration enforcement, and tend to side with those accused of violating immigration law, as a broad matter of principle beyond opposing the particular actions of the administration … Democrats are no longer as willing to attack “illegal immigration” as a fundamental problem anymore.
This is, to be blunt, political suicide … In fact, the Democrats increasingly seem to suggest that any kind of distinction between citizens and noncitizens is somehow racist. You could see this at the last [Democratic Party] convention, when an entire evening was dedicated to Latinos, illegal and legal, as if the rule of law were largely irrelevant. Hence the euphemism “undocumented” rather than “illegal.” So the stage was built, lit, and set for Trump …
The entire concept of a nation whose citizens solely determine its future — the core foundation for any viable democracy at all — is now deemed by many left-liberals to be a function of bigotry. This is the kind of madness that could keep them from power indefinitely.
Sullivan is gay but also a liberal with some respect for ordinary people and their preferences. That leaves him out on the edge of the post-2008 Democratic Party, which is controlled by post-graduate elitists who are using divide-and-rule diversity politics to impose their own tastes, status symbols and economic self-interests on all Americans.
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Israeli jets ‘hit Syrian anti-aircraft battery’ after alleged attack – IDF

Israeli warplanes have bombed a Syrian anti-aircraft battery east of Damascus, the Israeli military said. Syrian forces reportedly fired an anti-aircraft missile at the jets while they were on a spy mission overflying Lebanon.
The battery was reportedly located 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Damascus, Reuters reported citing Israeli military.
The planes, which the Israeli military said were on a “reconnaissance mission,” were not hit.


The Israeli military reportedly hit the Syrian battery with four bombs, leaving it no longer operational.
Israel immediately reported the incident to Russia, accusing the government in Damascus of a “clear provocation,” according to Haaretz, citing the military.
“The Syrian regime is responsible for any firing from its territory. We see this incident as a clear provocation and we will not allow it,” Haaretz quoted the army spokesperson as saying.
After notifying Russia as part of the air coordination between the two countries, the Israeli Air Force responded two hours after the Syrian missile was fired, according to Israeli paper Maariv, quoting IDF spokesperson Ronen Manlis.
The Israeli warplanes were on “a routine photographic mission,” he added.
According to the Haaretz report, an “Sa5-type missile” was fired at the Israeli aircraft, which is a NATO reporting name for Soviet-designed S-200 surface-to-air missiles.
The Syrian authorities are yet to comment on the strikes. Read more.....

Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Gospel according to Muhammad: Onwards to Jerusalem

Jesus riding to Jerusalem (based on: Napoleon crossing the alps, 
Jacques-Louis David). Multicultural Jesus was a cunning general, 
leading his conquering armies to victory in many battles and raids.

(Matthew 20:17-19) 

As Jesus went to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and on the way he told them, “Look, we’re going to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be betrayed to the chief priests and religious teachers, and they will condemn him to death. Then he’ll be handed over to the Gentiles to mock him, whip him, and crucify him.” 

And his disciples were worried, and cried out loud: “Lord will this be the end?” 

And Jesus smiled and said :” Do yo not know me by now, my faithful friends? Do you think I will be so easily taken? Our enemies are in for a surprise, for surely I have knowledge of their plans and with the help of God my father, blessed be His name, we will have victory over the infidels.20 So rest assured now, and know that soon all will be decided.”

Comments: 
Jesus saw his end coming but kept true to his beliefs about non-violence, walking into the trap with eyes wide open. Muhammad – on many occasions – used deceit to conquer and defeat his enemies: when he was in a position of weakness he made treaties to avoid catastrophe, only to break these same treaties once his position became better (e.g., he made a 10 year truce with the Hudaibiya tribe of Mecca to be allowed free movement, only to break the truce after 2 years and conquer the city).  Thanks to The Gospel According to Muhammad