Monday, November 30, 2009

Russian Convert to Islam Main Suspect in Bombing

A former Russian army officer, Pavel Kosolapov, who has embraced Islam and was a close associate of the slain Chechen warlord Shamil Basayev, is the main suspect in Friday's bombing of the Nevsky Express luxury passenger train.

At least 26 people, including two top federal officials, were killed and 96 injured when the super-fast train carrying hundreds of passengers from Moscow to St Petersburg derailed due to the terrorist attack.

Kosolapov, aged 29, is said to be the brain behind Moscow metro's deadly blast in February 2004 and a similar attack on the Neva Express in August 2007.

Faced with Iranian Defiance, Obama Bends Again

The appeaser-in-chief again bends in the face of Iranian defiance. Click here for the story. Obama is bent on appeasing and aligning with Islamism, including Islamist Iran. He clearly believes he can divide and rule the "Muslim world."

It's Official: US Allowed Bin Laden to Escape

A U.S. Senate report blames U.S. military leaders for allowing Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden and Talbian leader Mullah Omar to escape from Afghanistan in 2001 following the September 11 Al Qaeda attack on the United States.

The report says former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the top U.S. military commander General Tommy Franks rejected requests for a massive contingent of American troops to attack Tora Bora mountains, where the Islamist chiefs and their most senior commanders were hiding.

The report says Bush's top military leaders had an opportunity to capture or kill Osama Bin Laden in December 2001 in Afghanistan, but they failed to send enough American troops to attack his hideout. Only 100 commandos, working with (notoriously unreliable warlords) were actually on the ground. As a result, the report says, Bin Laden and Omar were able to walk into Pakistan, unmolested, with a mere handful of bodyguards.

The report, by staff of the Senate Foreign Relations committee, concludes that U.S. special forces, CIA officers and Afghan troops had chased the Al Qaeda leader and his deputy, Ayman al Zawahri, to the Tora Bora mountains of Afghanistan, but former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and the top U.S. military commander, General Tommy Franks, rejected requests for a massive contingent of American troops to attack the area.

At the time, top officials said there was not conclusive evidence bin Laden was in the cave complex and there were fears that a large U.S. troop presence could spark a backlash among locals.

The report ignores the obvious: the U.S. could have obliterated Al Qaeda and the Taliban after 9/11 by adopting World War II rules of engagement, including use of nuclear weapons.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Case for an Internal Strike on Iran

By Arnis R. Putrenieks

What if the recent news coverage regarding a proposed military strike—Israeli submarines traversing the Suez Canal, Israeli war games held in the Mediterranean at the same dimensional scale of an airstrike against Iran, delivery of bunker-buster bombs by the U.S. to Israel, threats/suggestions by Zbigniew Brzezinski for creating a no fly-over zone above Iraq, and the constant delay in imposing realistic sanctions—were all a red herring, diverting attention from the real plan to delay/destroy Iran’s nuclear weaponization program?

The prevailing Common Wisdom presupposes a military strike utilizing aircraft, cruise missiles and special forces by Israel and/or the United States in a last ditch attempt to halt Iran’s move to joining the nuclear club. But such a move is fraught with significant risks:

• Given that there are two dozen plus sites involved in Iran’s nuclear weaponization program (source: there is no guarantee that an external military strike would sufficiently incapacitate Iran’s nuclear weaponization program.
• Recognizing Iran’s existing level of paranoia and preparedness, an external military strike would likely result in the loss of men and material for the striking forces.
• It would be relatively easy to identify and then demonize the source of the striking forces and result in likely retaliatory attempts against both Israel and the U.S. and their interests and allies worldwide regardless of the actual direct source.
• Iran, in retaliation or desparation, would attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic choke-point in the worldwide movement of crude oil and thereby drive the price of crude oil skyward.
• Possible naval battles would result from an attempt to re-open the Strait of Hormuz, bringing other Middle-East nations, factions and proxies into the fray.
• Israel and the U.S. would be severely criticized/ostracized by the Arab Street and most likely, world community, even though no one else has the courage to ultimately do the dirty work.

But what if there was a better way to accomplish the task of delaying/destroying Iran’s nuclear weaponization program without a great risk of lost lives and material? And what if that way had even a greater probability of success?

A definite case can be made that an internal strike against Iran’s nuclear weaponization program, which would be directed against its hardware, software and intellectual-ware (scientists and methods, inverting the paradigm and turning the weaponization process against itself, could very likely be successful. How is this possible? Contrary to the prevailing Common Wisdom, the U.S. and Israel have long been aware of Iran’s objective and assuredly have kept close tabs on it through every Presidential administration, beginning with Ronald Reagan. Realistically, much of the material, machines and even technology has been imported from the West, primarily via Europe. As such, Iran’s program contains the blueprint of Western technical knowledge and therefore is highly susceptible to sabotage by Western agents during its design, manufacturing and delivery process.

What would an internal strike look like? Unlike an external strike, this internal strike would be initiated in the “belly of the beast.”

• Fatal flaws in metals and materials could have been introduced during the design, manufacturing and shipping process and at a pre-designated time, when combining certain materials or exposing the same to the radiation process could readily result in catastrophic consequences.
• Adapting and configuring detonators to the fission process could result in explosions or create radioactive/meltdown situations.
• Computer systems could be infused with worms and viruses instructed to disrupt or misdirect equipment and processes at their most critical juncture.
• Energy systems and air-handling systems could likewise be already compromised and infected and produce fatal consequences at pre-designated times when a great number of critical people are assembled..
• Hidden biological agents could be introduced to critical locations at times of highest concentration of key scientists.
• Or ,when in doubt, introduce to the equation, a homicide-bomber to a key facility at a critical time. Someone who lost a loved one during the June 2009 election protests in Iran would be an ideal candidate. Or, further yet, what loyal Israeli citizen wouldn’t give his/her life to spare the Jewish people a second Holocaust at the hands of another madman?

What makes an internal strike the weapon of choice? Using the analogy of the human body, we can see why the internal strike is the best solution. Picture a madman attacking you with full force. You don’t need to obliterate him to stop him, you just need a focussed pin-point attack at a critical body part or system, and he will literally be “dead in his tracks.” Following that logic, one can recognize that there are three primary critical points in the human anatomy—the heart, the lungs and the brain—they being the critical control centers of the circulatory, respiratory and nerve systems. Similarly, the nuclear weaponization program has its critical points—hardware, software and intellectual-ware. Going back to the times of the ancient Greeks, we recognize that every weapons system has its Achilles Heel. And the attacking madman of today is no different than back then. Thus a quick-acting poison, a biological or nerve agent, or a well-placed bullet or ice-pick can readily destroy a madman without having to obliterate his entire body. And this metaphor holds true for the nuclear weaponization program also. Someone, ages ago, in a far-off jungle, originated the phrase “cutting off the head of the snake” as the solution to stopping its attack and voracity. And that lesson still applies today.

Besides the obvious efficacy of an internal strike, Joshua Ramo Cooper, in his excellent book, The Age of the Unthinkable, titillates us with this telling clue regarding Israel’s strategy in dealing with terrorists by quoting Aharon Farkash, former Director of Military Intelligence in Israel as espousing: “Targeted killing is just what it sounds like: taking out only the most essential pieces of a network instead of trying to wipe away the whole system.”

Additional values attending an internal strike are:

• It affords Israel and the U.S. “plausible deniability” because their fingerprints would be nowhere to be found.
• A successful internal strike would setback the Iranian nuclear weaponization program for years, if not for decades, especially if it succeeded in destroying the intellectual property and the nuclear scientists associated with it.
• The loss in lives, physical destruction and the loss of billions of dollars in sunken costs of the nuclear weaponization program incurred at the expense of the Iranian economy could well bring down the tyrannical mullahs’ regime.
• The perceived “accident effect” would likely discourage any future Iranian government from renewing the nuclear weaponization program and also act as an emotional, but realistic deterrent for other wannabe nuclear powers. Not knowing if it was accidental or intentional would go a long way to stoking fear and uncertainty among our enemies worldwide.
• It still preserves the external military strike option as a valid potential deterrence without having been tried in action and found wanting—the ultimate high-stakes bluff.
• Without the evidence of Israeli or U.S. culpability, retribution against Israel or the U.S. on the part of Iran or its proxies becomes a harder case to justify in the world court of opinion, and also minimizes sympathy and action by China and Russia.
• The U.S. hopefully would be spared negative publicity. The price of crude oil would likely suffer only a very short-term blip until all the other Middle-Eastern states realize the beneficial impact of a successful internal strike.

Given Israel's commitment to the concept of "Never Again,” the Case for an Internal Strike is a very plausible scenario for terminating the Iranian nuclear weaponization program. Going back in time to the Summer of 1972, this would be akin to the Israelis knowing that the terrorists were coming to the Munich Olympics and being prepared for them.

Swiss Voters Stand Up to Islamist Invasion

Swiss voters have taken a courageous stand against the Muslim conquest of Europe. Click here for the story.

Prediction: America's first Muslim-born President will speak out on the Islamist side.

Iran to Build 10 New Nuclear Sites

Obama's appeasement fans the flames of aggression.

Islmonazi Iran's maniac-in-chief announced Sunday that Iran plans to build 10 new uranium enrichment plants--a dramatic expansion of its nuclear program. Click here for the story.

Mass Murder on the Nevsky Express: Muslim and Fascist Groups Suspected as Russia Hunts Bombers

Russian investigators are hunting the bombers of the Nevsky Express luxury train, as reported here. At least 30 passengers were killed, with scores injured, in Friday's attack on the Moscow-to-St. Petersburg train that is popular with Russian businessmen and foreign tourists.

Muslim terrorists and neo-fascist, ultranationalist groups are suspected. Their common bond: intense hatred of the Russian state, the West, democracy, modernism and pluralism, Jews and other minorities.

Iran Allocates $20 Million for Foreign Terrorists

Neo-Nazis Could Also Benefit

Islamonazi Iran has earmarked an additional $20 million to support anti-Western "militant groups," as reported here.

China Confidential intelligence sources say that in addition to Hitlerian Hezbollah and Hamas, Islamonazi proxies already aided by Iran, European and South American neo-Nazi and fascist groups will also be backed. Iran has cooperated closely with Nazi/fascist groups in the past on Holocaust denial propaganda and related activities; and Hezbollah has operational ties to such groups. Hezbollah is believed to be planning terrorist bombings that could take advantage of its foreign relationships if Iran is attacked by Israel over its nuclear arms program.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Preemptive Nuclear Strikes May be Israel's Only Real Option for Ending Iranian/Islamist Menace

What Obama has wrought....

There is increasing concern in Israel that the time for conventional attacks on nuclear-arming, Islamist Iran may have passed, and that preemptive nuclear strikes may be the only viable option, assuming Israel wants to avoid the rubbling of its population centers. Iran, its Islamist, Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, and secular but Islamizing ally, Syria, are bristling with ballistic missiles--enough to kill thousands of Israeli civilians. Syria also has chemical warheads, and may have shared these weapons of mass destruction with Iran; and Hamas, Iran's Islamist, Palestinian proxy, has rockets capable of hitting Tel Aviv.

Mainstream Media Tolerance of Islamist Terror and Worship of Obama Proves Journalism is Dead in US

Amid reports that CNN and MSNBC are mobilizing to exploit the coming civilian court trial in New York City of enemy combatant war criminals captured abroad in order to show sympathy for "the Muslim world" and boost the image of America's first Muslim-born President--who is committed to a policy of appeasing and attempting to align with Islamism--it is increasingly clear that American journalism as we knew it is dead.

The press, as it used to be called, no longer sees its role as one of reporting and analyzing the news. Rather, the mainstream media outlets that shape public opinion on behalf of Obama are dedicated to managing the news.

Ahmadinejad Laughing All the Way to Armageddon

Obama's moment of truth is fast approaching as war in the Middle East looms. The appeaser-in-chief has allowed the maniac-in-chief to make a fool out of the United States and its allies. Israel must act; but its cities are likely to be rocketed. Click here for the analysis.

Will Israel go nuclear to prevent a second Holocaust?

Obama's perfidious appeasement of and attempts to align with nuclear-arming, Islamist Iran and Islamism in general have made war inevitable--on Iranian/Islamist terms.

Russian Train Bombed; Muslim Terrorists Suspected

At least 26 are dead and dozens are injured in the bombing of the Nevsky Express. Click here for the report.

Radical Obama Backers Push Forced Political and Racial 'Re-Education' of US University Teachers

Click here for the shocking story. University teachers would be forced to take "re-education" classes.

Iran Talks at Dead End; Tehran Defiant

Obama's appeasement policy has reached a dead end. Click here for the news.

There is no diplomatic solution to the problem of Islamonazi Iran.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Chavez Praises Carlos the Jackal

Aligning himself with Islamonazi Iran and the Palestinians, Venezuela's lunatic leader has praised one of the world's most notorious terrorists, the Venezuelan known as Carlos the Jackal. Click here for the story.

Obama 'Losing Patience' with Iran after Giving Islamonazi Nation Extra Year to Build A- Bomb

The White House is huffing and puffing. Click here for the story.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Rules Out Peace Talks While Foreign Troops Remain in Aghanistan

The Taliban leader's propaganda, aimed at the West, shows the influence of his Al Qaeda ally. Click here for the story.


Israel rejected the pressure. Click here for the story.

Israel Reaffirms India Ties

Bilateral trade is booming. Click here for the story.

Syria Becoming Al Qaeda Sanctuary

The situation in the Middle East is going from bad to worse.

China Confidential has learned that Syria is becoming an Al Qaeda base and sanctuary. The terrorist group is increasingly active in eastern Syria. But Al Qaeda commanders and agents also operate quite openly in Damascus.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Chavez Calls Israel 'Murderous Yankee Arm'

Appeasement fans the flames of aggression....

Barack Obama's buddy, Hugo Chavez, has condemned Israel and the United States using language that reflects Venezuela's alarming alliance with nuclear-arming, Islamonazi Iran. Click here for the story.

Iranian Islamonazi Leader Visits Venezuela

Islamonazi Iran's maniac-in-chief Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Venezuela to deepen ties with its anti-American despot, Hugo Chavez. Click here for the story.

U.S. President Barack Obama has sought to engage (appease) both leaders.

China Confidential analysts say Iran and Venezuela are strengthening their military/intelligence relationship. The South American operations of Iran's Islamist Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, are headquartered in Venezuela.

China and North Korea Pledge Closer Military Ties

Click here for the news. Less than a week after U.S. President Obama's Asia tour, which included a stop in South Korea, the defense ministers of China and its Stalinist/Kimist vassal, North Korea, have pledged closer military ties.


Ahead of Ahmadinejad's visit to Brazil, Obama wrote to Lula to ask him to help persuade Iran to enter into a dialogue with the United States. Click here for the story. Never before has a U.S. President written so many personal letters to foreign leaders ... with no results. He is squandering the prestige of the Presidency and the nation he represents.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Obama Sends Letter to Philippine Muslim Terrorist

Obama has reached out to the leader of the Philippine Islamist terrorist insurgency. Click here for the story.

For the time being, Al Qaeda is the only Islamist group outside the pale of Obama's engagement (appeasement) policy.

Eventually, Obama's flunkies and agents and stooges will argue for engagement of "moderate" Al Qaeda.


The pro-Islamist Obama administration plans to ... prosecute ... Navy SEAL commandos accused of ... punching ... a top terrorist. Click here for the unbelievable but true story.

US Muslims Helped Hezbollah

The FBI has nabbed an international arms ring that helped Hezbollah. Click here for the story.

Iranian Hitler Taunts US and Israel

Islamonazi leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the United States and Israel lack the "courage" to attack Iran's nuclear sites. Click here for the story.


Obama's regulatory czar wants to censor Sean Hannity and crush free speech. Click here for the shocking story.

Obama Likely to Appeal to Taliban for Talks

There is a good chance that U.S. President Barack Obama will go out of his way to praise Islam, explicitly, and Islamism, implicitly, when he announces his long-awaited decision over sending more troops to Afghanistan. His address to the nation, scheduled for next Tuesday, will probably include an appeal to so-called reconcilable elements of the Taliban to join the political process.

Outreach to the Taliban fits Obama's pro-Islamist tilt. More than merely appeasing the clerical fascist creed, Obama seeks to align with it, or, rather, with its supposed moderate factions. For the time being, only Al Qaeda is beyond the pale of Obama's engagement (appeasement) policy.

That will change, of course. Eventually, Obama's media mouthpieces will make the case for moderate Al Qaeda elements--like moderate Nazis, with whom unrepentant British and American appeasers and Nazi/fascist sympathizers wanted to negotiate up until the final days of World War II.

Will Rising Unemployment be Obama's Katrina?

A liberal publisher/pundit raises the question--here.

Obama's administration reeks of failure and fakery, from appeasement of Iran to a phony stimulus that has produced no new jobs, stimulated no new industries, done nothing to reverse the hollowing-out, outsourcing, and decline of the American economy.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Obama's One Achievement: Helping Islamist Cause

It isn't true that America's most left-wing-ever President has achieved nothing since taking power in January 2009. He has achieved a great deal--for radical Islam.

The first Muslim-born and-reared President of the United States has helped the Islamist (clerical fascist) cause to a degree that has confirmed some of the worst fears and suspicions of his detractors and critics.

First and foremost, Obama has given Islamist Iran nearly one additional year to develop nuclear weapons. Under cover of a policy of engagement (code for appeasement), Obama tried to enter into a Grand Bargain with Iran for the pacification of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The envisioned arrangement, which recalled the Great Game between imperial rivals Russia and Britain, would have guaranteed the security of Tehran's turbaned tyranny for decades to come; in return for face-saving progress on the nuclear issue, the U.S. would have agreed to no longer even dare to think about regime change in Iran. Although the deal seems to have died in the aftermath of Iran's phony Islamist election and bloody crackdown on protest and dissent--which Obama tacitly assisted by abandoning the democracy-seekers in their hour of need--he has persisted in "giving Iran time" to achieve its atomic aims. Engagement is sacrosanct in Obamaworld; dialogue and diplomacy are ends unto themselves.

Second, Obama has dithered on Afghanistan while indicating a willingness to engage (appease) so-called reconcilable elements of the resurgent, Al Qaeda-connected Taliban--leaving Al Qaeda itself as the only Islamist group with which the U.S. is apparently still unwilling to negotiate.

Second, Obama has effectively validated Islamist ideology by becoming the first U.S. President to formally address the "Muslim world," seemingly seeing himself as its de facto leader, in competition with Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden. Obama's unprecedented outreach to an inherently intolerant and violent religion elevated it to the level of a transnational superpower. His Cairo speech gave currency to all sorts of dangerously antidemocratic Islamist/Muslim myths. In comments to the press, Obama has lied about the importance, size, and historical contributions of the U.S. Muslim population. He has also reached out to the Muslim Brotherhood, which gave birth to Al Qaeda, pointedly inviting its officials to attend his Cairo address, even though they threaten Egypt's secular nationalist government. In further deference to the Brotherhood and its official and semi-official offshoots, including various U.S. entities, Obama has backed barbaric burqa-wearing in France, in opposition to an ally's determination to defend its secular, democratic traditions and ideals in the face of a Muslim/Islamist invasion that threatens the long-term survival of France and all of Europe.

Third, Obama has intervened in Turkey, covertly and overtly, on behalf of its crypto-Islamist government. He has aggressively backed Turkey's bid for EU membership, even though the U.S. is not an EU member and has no place taking a position on the controversial issue, while signaling support for the steady Islamizing of a once staunchly secular nation. Thanks to Obama's visit to Turkey and subsequent moves, its military can no longer be relied upon to defend the secular system; and Turkey is shredding its strategically important (to the U.S.) relationship with Israel in favor of an alarming, new Tehran-Ankara axis.

In addition to the above achievements, Obama has helped Hamas and Hezbollah and Iran and Syria to further isolate and delegitimize Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and a key U.S. ally. Obama has relentlessly pressured Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders in order to make possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the disputed West Bank lands--with Jerusalem as its capital. That the Palestinian state is most likely to be ruled by Hamas and serve as a springboard for the conquest of both Israel and Jordan is apparently immaterial in the eyes of the Obama White House and State Department.

Last but by no means least, Obama has helped the Islamist cause by downgrading the war against it to the level of a law enforcement challenge ... to the point of allowing his Islamist-appeasing Attorney General to bring Al Qaeda war criminals, including the self-proclaimed mastermind of 9/11 and murderer of American Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl, to New York City for civilian court trials. Giving enemy combatant war criminals, captured abroad, U.S. Constitutional rights and privileges--and a platform for spreading Islamist propaganda--is an unspeakable act for which Obama should be impeached. The incredibly costly and time consuming trial is sure to turn into a media circus and a security nightmare for New York residents, businesses, and institutions, increasing the chances of Islamist terrorist attacks, including mega-attacks with weapons of mass destruction, Mumbai-style, swarming attacks, and Major Hasan-style strikes by lone, jihadist gunmen and suicide bombers. New York's Jewish community--the world's largest outside of Israel--will be most endangered. Its synagogues, schools, organizations and community centers will be targets for Islamists seeking to free the Al Qaeda defendants.

EXTRA! Obama's Islamist Allies Cleansing Turkey of Secular Elements. Click here.

9/11 War Criminals Want Platform for Views

As China Confidential predicted within minutes of the awful news that the Islamist-appeasing Obama administration had decided to bring the 9/11 war criminals to New York City for a civilian court trial, their lawyer confirms that they intend to use the trial as a platform for communicating their perfidious views to the public. Click here for the news.

Obama should be impeached.

Israel is World's Top Patent Producer

Little Israel is the top patent producer, as reported here.

Israel's economic miracle contrasts sharply with the miserable performance of the "Muslim world," which America's first Muslim-born President (according to Islamic law) has sought to elevate to the level of a transnational superpower through his odious outreach and appeasement policies. Except for Arab and Iranian oil, Muslim countries produce nothing of value to modern civilization.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

NATO Calls on Israel for Help

The Israeli Navy is joining a NATO exercise, as reported here.

Islamonazi Iran Again Vows to Hit Tel Aviv

Iran has again vowed to hit Tel Aviv, having already threatened to "burn" the city--Israel's commercial and cultural capital and main population center--if the Islamist nation comes under attack over its nuclear program. Click here for the story.

The turbaned tyranny is begging for a bombing--a nuclear bombing. Israel's first duty is to protect its citizens. Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hitlerian Hezbollah, boast that they have amassed enough missiles to end Israel's existence. The countdown to conflict has begun.

Barack Obama's appeasement of Islamonazi Iran has made another war in the Middle East inevitable, just as Neville Chamberlain's appeasement of Nazi Germany made World War II inevitable. Worse than Chamberlain, who sincerely believed he was preserving the peace in Europe, but made the mistake of misreading Hitler's intentions, believing he would be satisfied with limited territorial concessions, Obama has actually sought to align with Islamist Iran--and Islamism in general--in a craven attempt to strike a Grand Bargain for the pacification of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Israel is not--and will not allow itself to become--another Czechoslovakia. The Islamonazis are playing with nuclear fire.

Islamist Conspiracy or Lone Islamist Terrorist?

The American traitor U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan is an Islamist terrorist. That much was known within hours of his attack on his unarmed comrades at Fort Hood. There is growing evidence that he did not act alone. Click here for the story, which an Islamist-appeasing administration and adoring, liberal media outlets are bent on suppressing or spinning.

They will make every effort possible to cover up the Islamist connections to the slaughter, which highlights the Islamist fifth column threat to U.S. national security and the nation's vulnerability, more than eight years after 9/11, to Mumbai-style swarming attacks by domestic and alien Islamist terrorists.

A Conservative Jew Responds to 5 Liberal Lies

Liberal Lie #1: Islam is peaceful and beautiful.

Response: Islam is an inherently intolerant and warlike religion that has become synonymous with its most militant elements--for good reason. Organized Islam is essentially dominated by Islamists and Islamist apologists and sympathizers. Islamists are clerical fascists who seek global dominance through the imposition of Islamic law across the planet.

Liberal Lie #2: Bush overreacted to 9/11.

Response: President George W. Bush actually under-reacted to the worst-ever attacks on American soil. He should have used any and all available weapons to obliterate the Taliban and Al Qaeda, setting an example for generations to come of the fate that lies in store for those who dare to commit atrocities against the United States. Additionally, Bush should have revoked the visas of all aliens from Muslim countries, and captured, detained, interrogated and imprisoned or deported the estimated 100,000 visa over-stayers from these barbaric places.

Liberal Lie #3: American support for Israel is the root cause of the conflict.

Response: The root cause is Islam--and Islamism, a political ideology that has overtaken the religion. The United States could stop supporting Israel; it could disappear tomorrow (God forbid), and the Islamists would still hate and hope to conquer the U.S. (and Europe) through terrorism, immigration, and conversion.

Liberal Lie #4: Israeli "settlements" in the "West Bank" are another root cause of conflict.

Response: Appeasement and accommodation of Palestinian Arab/Islamist opposition to Israel's very existence is the root cause of conflict. Radical Palestinian Arabs and their Islamist allies aim to destroy Israel, will not rest until they are victorious or crushed. The thriving Israeli towns and villages in the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria, west of the Jordan River, which Israel captured during the defensive war of June 1967 (the Six-Day War), are a source of tension, because they signal Jewish determination to retain sovereignty over liberated parts of the Land of Israel, but by no means a root cause of a more than century-old struggle by the Jewish people for political independence in its historic homeland (which in modern times included both sides of the Jordan River until the British, in 1921, prohibited Jewish settlement in 77% of Palestine--i.e. the entire East Bank--to create Transjordan, which, in 1946, became the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan, and, three years later, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan--a country, commonly called Jordan, that is now at peace with Israel). An Israel limited (God forbid) to the greater Tel Aviv area would still be a target for radical Palestinian Arabs and their Islamist allies; they oppose any sort of independent Jewish State, no matter how small. Its existence threatens them theologically and ideologically.

Liberal Lie #5: Diplomacy and dialogue are always good things and therefore always worth pursuing.

Response: Dialogue and diplomacy are means, not ends. In some cases, engaging in dialogue and diplomacy with enemies can be counterproductive, self-defeating, and even suicidal. The lesson of the Munich Pact, for example, is that a totalitarian country that is pursuing an imperialist foreign policy--meaning, a policy that aims to overthrow the status quo and change its power relationships, regionally and globally--cannot be successfully engaged (appeased). Misreading such a country's intentions can be a fatal error, as the world learned in the case of the British/French failure to preserve the peace in Europe by appeasing Nazi Germany. Instead of preventing war, appeasement made it inevitable--on Germany's terms.

U.S. President Barack Obama has not only appeased Islamist Iran; he has tried to align with it and with Islamism in general, seemingly seeing himself as the de facto president of "the Muslim world," in competition with Osama Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda, the only Islamist organization, apparently, which is still beyond the pale of U.S. engagement. As a result of Obama's perfidious policies, Iran is another year closer to acquiring atomic arms and ballistic missiles capable of destroying Israel, driving the U.S. from the Middle East--before bringing it to its knees through an indirect and deniable atomic attack--and dominating and intimidating Europe as it steadily Islamizes.

On the Inconvenient Climategate Scandal

A wonderfully talented writer-reporter gets it right--here.

Times and Time Try to Spin Obama China Trip

Click here and here.

Truth be told, Obama's China trip was worse than a failure. Again, the U.S. President put personal/national prestige on the line without careful planing and preparation. As a result, Chinese leaders more than ever see Obama as a weak amateur heading a dying (but still dangerous) hegemon.

Contrary to the drivel from Obama-worshiping pundits and correspondents such as Candy Crowley of CNN, successful summitry is all about preparation. Successful summits are staged and orchestrated. They aren't improvised. Too much is at stake. Emissaries are supposed to do the hard work and heavy lifting ahead of bringing their leaders together. The Chinese know this; Cable TV/Internet-addicted Americans used to know it.

In short, there is a difference between community organizing and political campaigning on the one hand and international diplomacy on the other. The world is not Chicago, a fact Obama may be just beginning to face.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Legal Scholar Says Obama Comments Help KSM

The President and the Attorney General could be inadvertently helping the 9/11 war criminals' civilian court case. Click here for the expert analysis.

Only 49% of Americans Approve of Obama

The latest Gallup poll is striking. Click here for the story.

Obama Birth Issue Won't Go Away

The Obama birth certificate/eligibility issue won't go away, as an encounter, captured in the video below, shows.

Publisher Jane Friedman Focusing on E-Books

You can't keep a good woman down.

The positively brilliant and indomitable Jane Friedman--America's most accomplished publisher--is back in action with an e-book venture. Click here for the story.

Her stroke of genius: a unique mix of backlist titles, new books, and online marketing.

Exclusive: China Confidential has learned that Friedman--who was among the first publishing executives to recognize the importance of audio books--is interested in innovative integration of video and text.

On Nidal Hasan's Ominous Islam

Click here for a truly brilliant essay by a real expert on the Islamist menace.

Patriotic Christian Woman Could Get Prison Time for Allegedly Pulling at Barbaric Muslim Head Scarf After Fort Hood Massacre by Muslim Major

Defending America is now a hate crime. Click here for the sickening story.

Muslim President Turns on US Jews

America's first Muslim-born President (according to Islamic law) has cut the White House Hanukkah party down to size, so to speak, to send a signal to pro-Israel Jews. Click here for the story.

Muslims Murder Moscow Priest

A courageous Russian priest has been gunned down by masked Muslim terrorists, as reported here.

America's Appeaser-in-Chief Treating 9/11 Terrorists Like Common Criminals or Rapists

The appeaser-in-chief has ended the war against radical Islam. War criminals are going to be treated like common criminals or rapists. Click here for the analysis, a confirmation of China Confidential reporting and analysis.

Left and Right Agree: Geithner Must Go

Liberals and conservatives agree: Obama's Treasury Secretary must resign. Click here.

Obama looks more like a one-termer--another Carter--every day.

Central Bankers Biggest Gold Buyers

The world's central bankers are the biggest gold buyers, as reported here.

Guns Keep Ships Safe from Muslim Pirates

Experience disproves another suicidally stupid Left/liberal idea. Click here for the must-read editorial.

The Islamist-leaning, left-wing Obama administration has done nothing--zero--to put an end to the scourge of Muslim piracy.

Hacked Emails Expose Climate Change Fraudsters

A manmade fraud--the idea that carbon dioxide is pollution--exposed by hacked emails. Click here for the story.

It is only a matter of time before Al Gore is universally condemned as a charlatan--and worse. Unlike a simple snake oil salesman, who hurt nobody or perhaps a few people, the former Vice President, who parlayed a slide show into an Academy Award and a Nobel Peace Prize, has hurt humanity, starting with his own countrymen, by seeking to choke the energy supply on which our civilization depends.

Appeasement Backfires: World Powers Meet on Iran

Obama's appeasement of Islamist Iran--and Islamism in general--has backfired horribly. Click here for the story.

Obama's election, as China Confidential had predicted, assured Iran of at least an additional year to acquire atomic arms.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

'Narrative' is Key for Post-Post 9/11 Media

IBD nails it--again--here.

Self-hating American media are developing a metanarrative for the Islamist mega-attacks....

China, Russia Reject New Iran Sanctions

Click here for the story. China Confidential has all along predicted it would come to this. There is no diplomatic solution....

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Obama Defends Iran Engagement Policy

This report does not quote the President in detail. He defended his engagement (appeasement policy) on the grounds that it has led to "unity" in the international community with regard to Iran (even though the policy has thus far given Iran nearly an additional year to advance toward acquisition of atomic arms).

CNN carried the news conference live. It will be interesting to see if the unity remarks are reported by the mainstream media.

9/11 Trial Increases Threat to New York

IBD editorializes on "Bombs and Circuses in New York" as follows:

Terrorism: "Live from New York," the trials of the 9/11 conspirators will be a media freak show that paints a giant bull's-eye on the Big Apple. Worse, it will provide al-Qaida with national secrets.

Why have the president and his attorney general decided to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and a handful of other 9/11 schemers in a courthouse a short walk from Ground Zero?

Don't joke that "if they can make it there, they can make it anywhere!" National Review's Andrew McCarthy, who led the prosecution against the 1993 World Trade Center terrorists, reminds us that Khalid and his co-terrorists could exploit the Constitution's Sixth Amendment right to self-representation.

America could then be faced with this choice: Let the terrorists serve as their own lawyers and be allowed reams of national security material — or deny them that right and risk the case being thrown out on Sixth Amendment grounds.

McCarthy warns that Khalid and the others "can and will demand discovery of mountains of government intelligence. They will demand disclosures about investigative tactics; the methods and sources by which intelligence has been obtained; the witnesses from the intelligence community, the military, and law enforcement who interrogated witnesses, conducted searches, secretly intercepted enemy communications, and employed other investigative techniques."

Without being represented by counsel sworn not to reveal national security secrets, these murderers will pass on all that information to al-Qaida, as happened in the 1993 Trade Center trial.

Had the president simply allowed a military trial to proceed, on the other hand, McCarthy points out that "these war criminals would be well on their way to the execution of death sentences."

Bringing Khalid to New York for trial will also make the city "the focus of mischief in the form of murder," former Attorney General Michael Mukasey warned last week.

Even someone as far to the left as New York Gov. David Paterson knows this, and he is understandably incensed. Paterson blasted the president this week, saying "this is not a decision that I would have made." He added that "having those terrorists so close to the attack is gonna be an encumbrance on all New Yorkers."

"Encumbrance" may end up being an understatement. As University of Missouri constitutional law professor Kris Kobach has pointed out, "During the trial, every building in Manhattan becomes a target for the jihadists."

That will still be the case if Governor's Island is chosen as the trial venue, as some suggest. Kobach also notes that, with defense-lawyer maneuvers that would be prohibited in a military tribunal, "the trial will take many years to complete. Indeed it may not even start for five years or more."

China Confidential analysts add that it is important to recall that nuclear terrorism experts have for years warned that there is at least a 20% chance that a nuclear device will be detonated in an American city over the next two decades. Bringing Al Qaeda war criminals to New York for civilian trials would seem to increase the chances of such an attack. More likely, arguably, is a Mumbai-style swarming attack on soft targets in the city, including schools, hospitals, churches and synagogues. The threat to the Jewish community--the world's largest outside Israel--is especially serious.

Islamist terrorists are not likely to attack the area surrounding the lower Manhattan courthouse. They are not likely to attempt a Western movie-style attack to free the Al Qaeda mass murderers. More likely, the Islamists will attack other neighborhoods and boroughs--e.g. midtown Manhattan, the upper East and West sides, Brooklyn, etc. There aren't enough police to protect all these areas.

The downgrading of the war against Islamist terror to a law enforcement problem is downright obscene and insane.

US Dithers as Defiant Iran Rejects UN Deal

Obama's dumbbell diplomats dither as defiant Iran rejects the flawed UN-brokered uranium export deal ... and plays for time ... to acquire atomic arms. Click here for news of yet another setback for Obama's potentially catastrophic appeasement policy.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bibi Sends Symbolic Message to Islamonazi Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ('Bibi") Netanyahu staged a photo opportunity to send a message to nuclear-arming, Islamonazi Iran: Israel can strike Iran with nuclear missiles. Click here for the story.

On Obama's 'Awkward Summit'

The China trip was a total flop. Click here for the analysis.

Islamist Appeasing Obama Administration Incensed by Israeli Plan to Build Apartments in Jerusalem, Capital of Ancient and Modern Jewish State

Reuters reports:

Israel triggered a fresh rift with Washington over settlement building on Tuesday by approving the building of 900 homes for Jews on West Bank land it occupied in a 1967 war and annexed to its Jerusalem municipality.

The Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth said U.S. President Barack Obama's envoy, George Mitchell, had asked an aide to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, at a meeting in London on Monday, to block the proposed construction at the settlement of Gilo.

But a government planning commission approved the addition of 900 housing units at Gilo, where 40,000 Israelis already live.

The Israeli decision drew an unusually sharply worded rebuke from the White House, which said it was "dismayed" and accused Israel of undermining Obama's efforts to resume peace talks with Palestinians stalled since December.

Continue here.

How High Will Gold Go? Peru Miners Have a Theory

Top-drawer Peruvian gold miners have a new theory about the rise of gold.

The precious metal's price per ounce will seesaw between the $1,000 range and $1,200 for about two years, these experts predict, with no guarantee of a $1,000 floor, because it will take two years for the widely anticipated inflation to kick in worldwide.

After that, the sky is the limit, they tell China Confidential.

The Peruvians expect gold to climb all the way to $4,000 an ounce in 2012.

That is the good news, in their view.

The bad news? Production and exploration costs will also soar. So supplies will remain tight or tighten ... which could further affect the price of gold. Or not affect it ... assuming inflation and economic chaos are the key drivers.

Obama Fails to Impress or Persuade China

Click here for the story. Even the pro-Obama Times can't put a good face on the fact that the the trip was a total flop. China's leaders have the upper hand--and know it.

Ex-US Diplomat: N. Korea Not Ready to Scrap Nukes

The former senior diplomat, an expert on North Korea, agrees with our analysis. North Korea, David Straub says, is not prepared to give up its nuclear weapons. Click here for the interview.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Peru Accuses Chile of Espionage

Peru and Chile. They argue over maritime boundaries, the origin of the potato and Pisco--you name it. Now, Peru is accusing its neighbor of spying. Click here for the story.

Asia Throws Cold Water on Global Warming

A death blow to economy-killing schemes? Click here for the analysis.

China's Exports Serve Economic and Social Purposes

Robert Reich's essay is must reading. Click here to read it.

Obama's Former Friend, Farrakhan, Blames Jews and Christians for Fort Hood Massacre by Muslim

President Obama's former friend, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, was interviewed by Al Jazeera about the Fort Hood massacre. The transcript is set forth below.

Interviewer: "Let us begin with the most recent development on the American front, and the racial discrimination against Muslims and their persecution - the incident associated with Mr. Nidal Hasan, a Muslim psychiatrist of Arab origin, who killed 13 soldiers at the U.S. Fort Hood base. To what extent might this incident affect the Muslims in the U.S. and make them targets of persecution?"

Louis Farrakhan: "As you know, since 9/11, in America and in other parts of the world, those anti-Islamic forces have stepped up their efforts to make Muslims... to cause the Muslims to be looked at as uncivilized, savage, or wicked people. This is an attempt by anti-Islamic forces, and some members of the Jewish community, and some members of the Christian community, who have united to condemn Islam and to speak ill of our Prophet Muhammad, and to even go so far as to say that the Muslims worship the devil.

"It is because, my dear brothers and sisters, Islam was making so much progress in the United States that those anti-Islamic forces are trying to stem the tide of the progress of Islam.

"This recent unfortunate event, which took place at the Fort Hood base in Texas, has only added fuel to the fire. On behalf of all the Muslims in the Muslim world, we are saddened by the loss of these 13 American soldiers and the 30 others who were wounded in the incident. No human being would be pleased to see that kind of slaughter, coming from a fellow officer in the U.S. Army.

"However, we have to look at Major Nidal Hasan. What happened to him? What kind of stress was he under? What kind of insults had he borne?

"When there are Muslims who love America, and who join the armed forces to protect America, and to serve the interests of America, and then America, unfortunately, under the falsehoods of the George W. Bush administration, launches attacks against Iraq and against Afghanistan, and now, those soldiers are killing Muslims... So when they go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the kind of hatred that is built up in the American forces, when they call the Muslims 'ragheads' and 'desert niggers,' and then, in the Abu Ghreib prison, Muslim women were raped, and Muslim men were sodomized... All this affects Muslims serving in the army. So when you are being insulted by your superior officers or by your fellow soldiers, at some point, a person might break. Unfortunately, I believe this is what happened to Captain [sic] Nidal Hasan."

Abandoned by Appeaser-in-Chief Obama, Families of US Hostages in Iran Plead for Relatives' Release

It is increasingly dangerous to be an American abroad. The United States is regarded as a paper tiger by Islamist scum, thanks, in large measure, to the Obama administration's appeasement policy. Click here for the nauseating news.

Cowardly Carter Defends Disastrous Iran Role

The cowardly, craven creep is defending his mismanagement of the Iran hostage crisis. Click here for the story.

Obama Promised 'Full Military Trial' for War Criminal

Gold Continues Climbing

Gold continued advancing to record highs, as reported here, on a weak dollar and fears of inflation.

$1,400 an ounce is the next milestone; after that, China Confidential gold analysts predict, the precious metal will soar to $2,000 or $2,200 before the end of next year, though profit taking and corrections should be expected along the way.

The U.S. economy is a hollowed-out shell; the stimulus, a fraud. Gold's climb reflects that reality.

UPDATE: Commodities guru Jim Rogers agrees with China Confidential that gold will hit $2,000 an ounce, and should, in fact, already be that high or higher; but Rogers is relatively conservative, forecasting a $2,000 gold price "within a decade." Click here for the interview. Notice his negative view of gold stocks. His point is well taken--most gold stocks don't pan out for investors--but the few that do are major money makers.

Security Nightmare Coming to Manhattan

The New York Post has the story, a solid exclusive, here.

One criticism: the Post reporters refer to "Al Qaeda animals." That is an insult to animals, innocent creatures, in sharp contrast with the Islamist monsters and mutants that murder and maim and plot and plan civilization's doom. Every animal is far more worthy of respect and far more deserving of humane treatment than any Al Qaeda creature.

Obama Holds Shanghai Town Hall Meeting, Fails to Reach Big Audience, Reveals He Never Used Twitter

Read all about it here. The rapidly changing, Communist Party-controlled country is still tightly controlled.

Click below for a CBS News segment on the event. Notice at the end of the piece that the correspondent seems to not know the difference between Twittering and simply using a BlackBerry device for wireless email.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

China Official Criticizes US as Obama Arrives

China's chief banking regulator has criticized U.S. monetary policy. Click here for the story. His comments coincided with the start of President Obama's three-day visit.

NY Times Tries to Generate Sympathy for Hasan

The America-hating, Islamist-appeasing Times is trying to generate sympathy for U.S. Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan. Click here for the sickening story, the first of many to come.

There is more. China Confidential sources at the Times say the paper plans to mobilize an army of reporters, writers and columnists to defend the "rights" of the 9/11 mastermind and his accomplices when they are tried in a New York civilian court as a result of the Obama administration's obscene/insane decision, which the Times firmly supports.

Obama Quietly Backing Muslim Brotherhood

China Confidential has learned that the Obama administration is quietly backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, in an attempt to curry favor with the banned Islamist opposition group.

In response to the Brotherhood's emergence from elections in 2005 as Egypt's main opposition group, the government of President Hosni Mubarak has wisely banned religion-based political parties. The government has introduced legislation preventing Muslim Brothers from standing in elections as independent candidates.

The government has also sought to cripple the movement by arresting hundreds of its members.

Obama's engagement of the Brotherhood recalls the Eisenhower administration's covert support for the group in a failed attempt to topple the secular nationalist Nasser regime and the catastrophic Carter administration's covert backing of the Ayatollah Khomeini and craven betrayal of Iran's pro-American, modernizing monarch, the Shah, in a disastrous attempt to hop aboard the Islamist bandwagon in that country.

The world's oldest and largest Islamic political group, the Muslim Brotherhood was founded by the Egyptian schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna in 1928. It spawned Al Qaeda, among other groups, and serves as the center of the global Islamist movement.

On October 6, 1981, the Brotherhood made history by assassinating Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. He was gunned down during an annual military parade in Cairo. A fatwa approving his assassination--for the "crime" of making peace with israel--had been obtained from Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind cleric later convicted in the United States for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He is currently serving a life sentence at a U.S. prison in North Carolina.

Iranian Regime 'Moderate' Slams Obama

Iran's parliament speaker, Ali Larijani, long regarded as a so-called moderate by Islamist-appeasing Americans and Europeans, criticized U.S. President Barack Obama Sunday, arguing that his promise to change U.S. policy toward Tehran amounts to nothing.

Larijani said that after a year of Obama's speeches and slogans, it is a "disgrace" that his actions are the same as his predecessor.

The Iranian lawmaker decried the extension of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Larijani also rejected the most recent Western proposal to resolve questions about Iran's nuclear program, dismissing it as "unimportant" and "irrational." The flawed plan calls for Iran to send uranium abroad for enrichment. Tehran countered with conditions to what was presented as a take-it-or-leave-it proposition.

Larijani's remarks were followed by "Death to America" chants in the Iranian legislature.

Larijani formerly functioned as Iran's top nuclear negotiator.

Obama Effectively Supporting Iranian Regime

By Mona Charen

President Obama likes to preen himself on his supposed moral superiority to his predecessor. He announced the closing of Guantanamo in his first week on the job (though, ten months on, it remains open) to advertise the new administration’s disdain for George Bush’s war-fighting tactics. And at every opportunity since, he has stressed that his policies — on taxes, on the Middle East, on health care, on “man-caused disasters,” and on “climate change” — reflect a more refined and elevated morality than has ever before held sway in Washington, D.C.

So you have to wonder how the president slept last Wednesday night.

He has known that critics in the United States regarded his posture toward the Iranian regime as weak. But on Wednesday, he heard this critique from a different quarter — one that will be more difficult to dismiss.

Every year, on November 4, the anniversary of the day in 1979 when Iranian thugs took American diplomats hostage in Tehran, the government has organized a street demonstration outside the former American embassy. In the early days, the rallies may have engaged a certain number of spontaneous participants, but they have long since become utterly stage-managed government shows. The only people the regime could muster this year to chant “Death to America! Death to Israel!” were non-Iranian members of Hezbollah and students bused in from the provinces for that purpose.

But that wasn’t the only demonstration in Tehran that day. Displaying awe-inspiring courage in light of the brutal tactics (including murder) the regime has used to quell opposition, tens of thousands of Iranians took to the streets again. Instead of “Death to America,” they shouted “Death to the Dictator,” referring to Ahmadinejad. And they trampled on photos of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Michael Ledeen, of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, reports that demonstrations also erupted in Shiraz, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Zahedan, Arak, Mazandaran, Tabriz, and Rasht. As before, the regime used paramilitary goons on motorcycles to beat, tear-gas, and bludgeon protestors. And again the regime disrupted cell-phone service, text messaging, and the Internet to prevent demonstrators from coordinating their activities.

But this is what should awaken Obama’s conscience: The protestors chanted something new this time. As they dodged the blows of the militia they chorused: “Obama! Obama! Either you’re with them or you’re with us.”

This exquisitely moral White House was unmoved. Incredibly, President Obama released a statement that very day commemorating (!) the 30-year anniversary of the kidnapping of America’s diplomats, taking the opportunity once again to abase himself and us. “Thirty years ago today,” the president recalled, “the American embassy was seized” — he did not say by whom. But because some anonymous agent seized the embassy, it “set the United States and Iran on a path of sustained suspicion, mistrust, and confrontation” that Obama is determined to reverse. He wants to move beyond the past and seek “a relationship with the Islamic Republic of Iran based upon mutual interests and mutual respect.”

By ostentatiously using the term “Islamic Republic,” Obama tips his hand. He could have expressed his hopes for good relations with the people of Iran. That would have left the door open to a new Iranian regime that might not be politically Islamic. Instead he has signaled his eagerness to placate and, yes, appease the current malevolent Iranian leaders. “We do not interfere in Iran’s internal affairs,” he assured them. Asked about the demonstrations flaring around Iran, the president’s spokesman Robert Gibbs hoped that “the violence will not spread,” which sounds like something you’d say about rioters. In Iran, the violence is coming exclusively from the government, which is firing upon unarmed demonstrators.

Though the Obama administration has tripled the deficit in just ten months in office, it has found one program to cut — the $3 million to support the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center. The tiny research organization, which kept records of the disappearances, murders, and other human-rights abuses in Iran, was abruptly defunded last month, sending a clear message of contempt to the Iranians who are putting their lives on the line to resist this vicious regime.

A successful overthrow of the nearly nuclear mullahs in Iran would be the greatest boon to world peace and stability since the fall of the Berlin Wall. After this week’s events, it can no longer be said that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough to support the opposition. The people on Tehran’s streets know the truth — he’s effectively supporting the regime.

Mona Charen is a nationally syndicated columnist. © 2009 Creators Syndicate, Inc.

Will US Back Palestinian Statehood Move at UN?

The Palestinian Authority (PA) is threatening to change tactics and bypass the negotiating table. The PA plans to ask the United Nations Security Council to endorse a Palestinian state without Israel's consent, PA senior negotiator Saeb Erekat said Sunday.

"The purpose of such a move is to keep the hope in the minds of Palestinians alive," Erekat told Israel's Army Radio. He asserted that Palestinians have lost hope in the peace process since Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took office eight months ago. The PA has demanded a complete freeze on Jewish settlement expansion as a precondition for resuming peace talks, but Netanyahu has refused, offering a partial freeze instead, Erekat said, adding that peace talks that began in 1991 have failed to achieve the goal of Palestinian statehood.

"It is very, very obvious to Palestinians now that 18 years later, that the Israeli government is not willing to even resume the negotiations where we left them in December 2008, but their main goal and the main strategy for the government is more settlements," Erekat said.

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom was quick to respond.

"Any unilateral statement that will be made by the Palestinians will not move the Israeli side forward in order to achieve peace with the Palestinians," Shalom said.

Israeli officials say a unilateral declaration of statehood could doom peace efforts; Palestinians say the peace process is already dead.

A key question: what will the United States do? Most Middle East experts expect the U.S., which is one of five permanent Security Council members, to veto any UN initiative. But China Confidential analysts disagree. They believe U.S. President Obama is inclined to back the Palestinian move, or, at the very least, to threaten to support it as a means of exerting pressure on Israel.

Obama Influenced by Anti-Israel Advisors

Obama is heavily influenced by anti-Israel advisors, analysts say, including Zbigniew Brzezinski, who has urged the President to authorize the downing of Israeli warplanes in the event of an Israeli attack on Iran's nuclear (and missile) sites, and Samantha Power, who has advocated U.S. military intervention in "Palestine" in order to force Israel's withdrawal to indefensible borders (pre-1967 boundary lines) and acquiescence to a Palestinian state in the disputed West Bank territories with Jerusalem as its capital.

UN Security Council members Russia and China are also likely to support the initiative, according to China Confidential analysts.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) declared independence unilaterally on Nov. 15, 1988. The declaration was recognized by dozens of countries, but never implemented on the ground.

The PA is the administrative organization that was established pursuant to the 1994 Israel-PLO Oslo accords to govern Gaza and parts of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank. Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007--and now threatens to take over the West Bank--is an Iranian Islamist proxy dedicated to Israel's destruction that regularly accuses the PA of being an Israeli-American proxy.

PA President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas draws his political strength from the Fatah party, which has dominated Palestinian politics for decades. Like Hamas, Fatah is formally committed to Israel's elimination. Fatah has recently escalated its anti-Israel rhetoric to the point of including pro-Hitler statements on the organization's website.

Israeli President's Historic South American Tour Threatened by Iran-Backed Islamists and Nazis

China Confidential has learned that Israeli President Shimon Peres' sate visit to South America is turning into a security nightmare.

Pro-Palestinian and Islamist groups, aided by Iranian-controlled Hezbollah cells and internationally-connected neo-Nazi elements, have compelled security officials to change the president’s schedule.

Peres is scheduled to leave Brazil today to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina, after attending an economic conference sponsored by Israeli business leaders.

On November 12, Peres told Brazilian Jews in Sao Paulo: "Nothing is left of those who tried to destroy Israel in the past."

The Brazilian Jewish community held receptions to welcome Peres to their country--the first visit by an Israeli president to Brazil in 40 years.

In Sao Paulo, about 2,000 people attended a ceremony at the Hebraica Club, the major meeting point for the city's 60,000-member Jewish community. The institution is considered to be the largest Jewish club in the world.

Speaking in Hebrew, Peres praised Brazil's tradition of religious tolerance.

Later, referring to Iran's president, he said: "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad preaches a message of war, hatred and threat. And now he is a great historian by denying the Holocaust. He doesn't tell the truth and doesn't bring a message for the future. One who doesn't bring messages for the future won't have any future."

The following day, in Rio de Janeiro, home to Brazil's second largest Jewish community, with some 40,000 members, the community held a welcoming event at a luxury hotel facing the renowned Copacabana beach.

Peres' weeklong agenda in Brazil included a meeting with President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva. Peres also addressed the Brazilian Congress and was granted the title of honorary citizen of Brasilia, Brazil's capital.

Peres, a former Prime Minister and a member of the Kadima party, was elected by the Knesset as President of Israel in June 2007. The position is largely ceremonial.

New North Korean Provocation Imminent

North Korea is believed to be preparing a new provocation, including, possibly, test-firing of missiles and an attack on a South Korean target.

An incident is imminent, according to China Confidential analysts in the region.

Click here for the background.

Obama Sends Mixed Signals to Burma's Military Junta; Precedent-Breaking Presence at ASEAN Meeting Helps Legitimize Mass-Murdering Regime

Determined to "engage" Burma, which is ruled by a mass-murdering, military junta, America's appeaser-in-chief sent mixed signals to the pariah state Sunday.

The U.S. President overturned a long-standing policy of shunning the regime and instead used a meeting with the Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to urge Burma (Myanmar) to free pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi.

It was the first meeting in 43 years between a U.S. president and the leaders of junta.

Obama reportedly told Burma's non-elected, so-called prime minister, General Thein Sein, to release Suu Kyi.

The message fell on deaf ears. All that matters to the junta is that the U.S. has helped to legitimize it.

Again, Obama has put his personal prestige and the prestige of the nation he was elected to lead and represent on the line--for no apparent gain apart from "dialogue."

Dialogue and diplomacy are ends, not means, in Obamaworld.

Human rights groups had hoped a communique out of the meeting would call for the release of Suu Kyi, who is under house arrest. But the statement merely made a cryptic reference to a previous ASEAN foreign ministers communique that called for her release.

Sunday's statement did say that 2010 elections in Myanmar must be "free, fair, inclusive and transparent." Obama will certainly try to characterize the language as a victory of some sort.

In fact, the failure to single out Suu Kyi was "another blow" to dissidents who want more pressure on the Myanmar junta, said Soe Aung, a spokesman for the Forum for Democracy in Burma, a Thailand-based organization.

"We keep saying again and again that the U.S. should not send a mixed signal to the regime."

Obama Begs Defiant Iran for Flawed Nuke Deal

Obama continues to engage (appease) a defiant, nuclear-arming Iran, as reported here.

Even if the Islamonazi regime in Tehran accepts a uranium export arrangement, there will be enough loopholes so as to merely slow down, at best, rather than stop Iran's atomic advances.

Intentions matter. In fact, intentions are key. Iran intends to destroy Israel and drive the United States from the Middle East--for starters. Bringing the U.S. to its knees through the use of weapons of mass destruction and economic warfare are long-range Islamonazi objectives.

U.S. appeasement of Iran is making war in the Middle East inevitable.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

CNN Mobilizing to Back Obama Perfidy

CNN, commonly called (in patriotic circles) the Communist News Network, is working overtime to manage the Obama administration's capitulation to Al Qaeda. Click here for the nauseating "opinion piece."

CNN and other liberal media outlets are dedicated to managing and manipulating the news. Mere reporting and analysis is obsolete in Obamaworld.

This native New Yorker--a Jew and a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism--is sickened and embarrassed by what nowadays passes for the press.

Chinese Dissidents Punished Because of Obama

The globe-trotting Appeaser-in-Chief brings pain and misery to democracy seekers everywhere. Click here for the news from China.

Thanks to Obama, 9/11 Mastermind Gets His Wish

America's first Muslim-born, Islamist-appeasing President has granted the 9/11 mastermind his wish--a New York stage--as reported here.

Israelis Baffled by News of Defenseless US Soldiers

Many Israelis want to know: why didn't the soldiers attacked by a U.S. Army major-turned-terrorist return fire?

When a Muslim goes, well, Muslim in Israel he is typically shot to death by someone--say, a reserve soldier--within seconds of screaming "Allah Akbar."

In contrast with the Israeli experience, it took 10 minutes before a civilian police officer at Fort Hood was able to shoot and stop Muslim fanatic Nidal Malik Hasan.

How could that happen? How could so many people trained in the strategies and tactics of modern warfare be so defenseless?

The answer--and this may astonish many Americans--is that the victims were unarmed. U.S. soldiers are not allowed to carry guns for personal protection, even on a 340-acre base quartering more than 50,000 troops.

So it goes in brain-dead, liberal America.

Fort Hood is a "gun free" zone, thanks to regulations adopted in one of the very first acts signed into law by anti-gun President Bill Clinton in March, 1993. Click here for the file.

Contrary to President Obama's crocodile tears, his Islamist-appeasing administration is bent on further disarming the U.S. military, and all Americans. Obama and his Communist crowd will not rest until every American is a sitting duck.

POSTSCRIPT: Israeli teachers, from kindergarten on up, are also armed; so, a Virginia Tech-type slaughter is highly unlikely at an Israeli university.

Israelis, who have had to combat terrorism all their lives, are not afraid of guns. They are an armed people, ready, willing, and able to defend themselves and their country.

Unlike indoctrinated Americans, paralyzed by fear and political correctness, Israelis understand that people, not guns, kill people.

American Jews, for the most part, are nothing like their Israeli co-religionists. American Jews--as this American Jewish journalist well knows--are disproportionately liberal and anti-gun. This is especially true of elitist, intellectual/professional Jews in Manhattan and the New York suburbs. They pride themselves in their masochistic, near-suicidal "tolerance" of Jew-haters and violent criminals.

The lessons of the Holocaust are lost on these Jews. They relish victimhood. Proud, tough Jews and proud, patriotic Americans make liberal Jews--and liberals in general--nervous.