Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Anarchy, chaos, civil war, tribal conflict, clans clashing, criminality ... and ultimate rule by Al Qaeda-linked Islamists ... what NATO has wrought in a contained Arab country that threatened nobody outside its borders before the so-called Arab Spring. Click here for the latest developments in the unfolding nightmare.
Sunni Al Qaeda and its affiliates and offshoots; nuclear-arming, Shiite Iran; its Shiite Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah; Iran's Sunni Palestinian ally, Hamas; the Egypt-based, Sunni Muslim Brotherhood; its Jordanian and Libyan and Tunisian branches and American front groups and affiliates; the Sunni fanatics and hate mongers of Pakistan and Afghanistan and Saudi Arabia and so many other Muslim lands ... all these entities constitute the same movement, which is known as radical Islam, or rightwing political Islam, or Islamism. It is a clerical fascist creed that manages to bridge religious and ethnic differences and national boundaries in the interest of destroying its two main enemies--Israel, which Islamists refer to as "the Little Satan," and the United States, which Islamists refer to as "the Great Satan."
Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader and former head of Al Qaeda-allied Afghanistan in September 2001--a man who should have been killed within days of the mega-attacks on the United States--says his organization is (a) winning the war to retake Afghanistan, (b) ready to negotiate the takeover pursuant to total U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, and (c) already talking to the U.S. Click here for the story.
The fact that Omar is still alive, that the U.S. did not obliterate him and Osama Bin Laden and all their senior commanders and fighters--using any and all necessary weapons, including tactical nuclear weapons and napalm--is an utter disgrace, an insult to the memory of all those who lost their lives on 9/11, and a permanent stain on the honor of the U.S. The annihilation of Al Qaeda and the Taliban was the only morally acceptable response to the slaughter of some 3,000 innocent Americans on American soil.
But Bush blew it, paving the way for protracted war--and Obama's ascent to power.
By choosing not to deliver mass death to the enemy, Bush sadly set in motion a dynamic that is likely to lead to more mass death--in America.
ISLAMIST JIHAD LEADER SAYS MUSLIMS MAY HAVE
Click on the above headline for the sickening--but in no way surprising--story. And scroll down or click here to read about the Obama guidelines on observance of the 10th anniversary of the Islamist mega-attacks of 9/11. The White House is advising government agencies and officials to avoid references to radical Islam in connection with the atrocities.
Related: Shilling for Sharia
A Postmodern Observance?
Ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the White House has issued two rather peculiar and seemingly politicized sets of guidelines to government agencies--for domestic and overseas use--on how to commemorate and talk about the worst-ever attacks on the United States on U.S. soil. Click here and here for the story and here for one blogger's critical response.
Ahead of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the White House has issued two rather peculiar and seemingly politicized sets of guidelines to government agencies--for domestic and overseas use--on how to commemorate and talk about the worst-ever attacks on the United States on U.S. soil. Click here and here for the story and here for one blogger's critical response.
The guidelines advise officials to minimize the role of the organization that attacked the U.S.--Al Qaeda--and to make every effort possible to universalize the event.
Readers can decide for themselves if the guidelines are in line with the Obama administration's pronounced tendency to avoid singling out radical Islam--i.e. rightwing political Islam, or Islamism--as an enemy, taking the Bush administration's War on Terror label to a new level of obfuscation, and to downplay and discourage any suggestion or hint or notion of American exceptionalism, even with regard to unique historic events.
Regarding universalizing the attacks, the advice reminds this reporter of the Communist conspiracy to steal the legacy of Anne Frank.
Monday, August 29, 2011
The leader of the outlawed Islamist group that assassinated Egypt's President Anwar Sadat returned to Egypt yesterday to face a new trial--he had been convicted and sentenced to death in absentia--as reported here.
Mohammed Shawki al-Islamboulli, who lead Al-Gamaa Al-Islamiyya in the mid-1990s, had been hiding in Afghanistan and Iran. His brother, Khaled, was convicted and executed for his taking part in the assassination of Sadat, who was gunned down in October 1981, three years after he signed a peace treaty with Israel.
Iran's Shiite leaders regarded the Sunni Islamist assassination of the pro-American Egyptian leader as a direct continuation of Iran's (Carter administration-assisted) Islamic Revolution, which ousted the country's pro-American, modernizing monarch, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Islamist Iran issued a postage stamp (pictured above, l.) commemorating Khaled's role in the assassination.
Al Qaeda named a unit--the Islamboulli Brigades--after Khlaed.
Mohammed, who is suspected of having Al Qaeda ties--and acting as a liaison between Iran and Al Qaeda--clearly expects his conviction to be overturned. Egypt's new regime has already freed two convicted and imprisoned assassins of Sadat, who was succeeded by President Hosni Mubarak. His (Obama administration-assisted) overthrow has paved the way for an Islamist takeover of Egypt.
Mohammed is one of thousands of Islamists returning to Egypt in the wake of Mubarak's ouster.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Among the people competing for the Republican Party's nomination for President, one candidate stands out--for his menacing views.
His name is Ron Paul. Not since the 1930s has the GOP seen the likes of this sort of demagogue, a crypto-fascist Congressman who would have fit right in with Charles Lindbergh, Father Charles Coughlin, and other pre-World War II professional anti-Semites and agents of influence and supporters of Hitler Germany. Not for nothing have an array of Ku Kluxers and neo-Nazis--including radical right groups openly allied with Radical Islam--endorsed and contributed to Paul's political campaigns.
As reported here, Paul blames American foreign policy (code for U.S. support for Israel, which is code for "the Jews") for 9/11.
The moment has come to admit that I loathe the Arab Spring and almost everything about it.It looks to me pretty much like a football crowd armed with AK-47s and bazookas, with the added ingredient of Islamic militancy. Why am I expected to like it?For we are all supposed to approve of it. Every media outlet, every politician, every church pulpit, treats it as an unmixed Good Thing.Not me. I look at these wild characters in baseball caps and tracksuit bottoms blasting ammunition into the sky (often killing or injuring innocents far away, but they don’t care) and I am mainly thankful that they are a long way off.
Read more here.
No surprise: Al Qaeda-connected Islamists are controlling the Tripoli strongholds of Libya's ousted dictator. Click here for the report.
A new book makes a convincing case that Ikea's billionaire founder supported the Nazis during and after WWII. Click here for the story.
The 85-year-old Swede still controls Ikea from his home in Switzerland, as reported here.
Given his staggering wealth, it would be interesting to know if he has been a financial backer of neo-Nazi, neo-fascist--and Islamist--organizations.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Hurricane Irene Ravages America's Eastern Seaboard, Revealing Shocking Vulnerability of Nation's Infrastructure Less than a Week After Earthquake
As of this writing, a powerful hurricane--about the size of Europe--is making its way up the East Coast of the United States, bringing floods, thunderstorms, torrential rainfalls, wind damage--including downed trees and power lines--and, astonishingly, tornado warnings.
More than a million-and-a-half people are already without power. Several million people could be without electricity--for days--according to experts.
New York City is shut down, its legendary, massive mass transit system closed. Airpots and train terminals are shut. Taxis are off the streets. Times Square is empty.
About 370,000 New Yorkers have been ordered to evacuate their homes. Lower Manhattan sections could be flooded. The upper floors of high-rise apartment buildings across the city are especially vulnerable. Bridges and tunnels are vulnerable, too.
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is closed. New York City is likely to close its bridges.
Counties, cities, and towns are declaring curfews.
The loss of power--and transportation--could be the big story, following the cellular phone disruption caused by the unusual 5.8 earthquake in central Virginia, which was felt as far north as Buffalo, NY and Burlington, Vermont, because of the rocky nature of the East Coast subsurface, which serves as a medium for transmitting a quake's energy over great distances.
Natural disasters can't be prevented. But the vulnerability of the infrastructure--almost 10 years after 9/11--is frightening.
ISRAEL FORCED TO NAVIGATE THROUGH MINEFIELD
Click on the above headline for a must-read analysis. As per warnings by Foreign Confidential™ analysts, Western appeasement of Israel's implacable enemies--i.e. Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah--is making another Mideast war inevitable. Will the conflict be fought on the terms of Israel's enemies, including nuclear-arming Iran and its missile-mad proxies? That is the key question facing Israeli defense planners.
Friday, August 26, 2011
The embattled, Iran-supported Syrian regime is preparing for a Libyan-style NATO intervention, according to this report.
More to the point, Foreign Confidential™ analysts assert Assad is likely to attack Israel--with missiles and chemical warheads, even--if his back is against the wall. And Israel's inevitable response to such Syrian atrocities would almost certainly trigger missile bombardments of Israeli cities and towns by Iran's Islamist Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, and Palestinian Islamist proxy, Hamas, and perhaps by Iran, also, which is on the verge of adding nuclear weapons to its formidable arsenals. It's possible that Iran has already built a so-called dirty bomb--a weapon that uses conventional explosives to disperse radioactive materials--capable of killing hundreds of people and terrifying an entire nation.
POSTSCRIPT: The consequences of a NATO intervention in Syria could be truly catastrophic--for Israel and the U.S. Iran's Islamonazi regime's SS-like Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps and Hitlerian Hezbollah have established terrorist and espionage cells in Venezuela and other Latin American countries, including Mexico, with the aim of attacking the U.S. in the event of a showdown with "the Great Satan" and "the Little Satan"--Israel. Iran has also acquired biological weapons from Communist Cuba, which is ruled by a regime that harbors a hatred for the U.S. that knows no limits (despite the disinformation spread by pro-Castro American politicians, journalists, and political activists).
You can't make this crap up: the United States, having unnecessarily intervened in a Libyan civil war--on the side of Al Qaeda-connected Islamists--is dispatching contractors to find the regime's missing, shoulder-launched antiaircraft missiles (and who knows what other weapons) before the arms fall into the hands of Al Qaeda in the Maghreb (which probably has already glommed the stuff). Click here for the story.
Not enough attention has been paid to the Islamizing of the Arab-Israeli conflict in ways that cut across theological divides, ethnic differences, and national boundaries.
Converting the long and complex conflict over a portion of the ancient Land of Israel that has historically been called Palestine into a religious war between Muslims and Jews (and their Christian allies and supporters) is one of the most dangerous developments in recent decades, one that threatens the United States as well as the miraculously reborn State of Israel and the Jewish people.
Consider that non-Arab Iran was an important friend of Israel until the Carter administration-assisted Islamist overthrow of Iran's pro-American, modernizing monarch, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.
Consider, too, that non-Arab Turkey was an important friend of Israel until the administrations of both Barack Obama and George W. Bush decided to support Turkey's crypto-Islamist rulers over the country's traditional guardians of its secular system--the Turkish military--in the name of defending democracy. The Bush administration warned the military not to attempt a coup; the Obama administration is actively encouraging the emergence of an Islamist neo-Ottoman Empire (while also embracing the Muslim Brotherhood).
Finally, consider that the Arab population of Palestine is 99% Sunni, that the Sunni Islamist Palestinian terrorist organization, Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip--thanks, in part, to the Bush administration's idiotic democracy promotion project--is backed by Shiite Iran and its Shitte Islamist Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah, that Iran and Hezbollah have ties to anti-Israel Sunni Egyptian Islamists and are allied with Syria's embattled Syrian regime, and that Iraq, an Arab country that is predominantly Shiite, is fast becoming a satellite of its former enemy, Iran. Iraq has not threatened Israel since the Bush administration's ouster of the psychotic (but secular) Sunni dictator, Saddam Hussein, and his mainly Sunni Baathist regime. But that could change in the coming years with the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq. Nuclear-arming Iran would like to establish terrorist bases--and rocket launchers--in Iraq ahead of an all-out war with Israel, the purpose of which will be to make good on Iran's repeated vows to "eradicate" the Jewish State.
One of the architects of the unnecessary U.S. intervention in Libya's civil war, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is now urging the Al Qaeda-connected rebels to reject "violent extremism," as this article reports.
The nightmare ... for Israel ... for Christian and truly moderate Muslim Egyptians ... and for U.S. national security that is Obama's New Egypt. Click here to read about a monster protest that is planned for outside the Israeli Embassy to pressure the Egyptian regime to expel Israel's ambassador and break the peace treaty--a pact that was preserved for more than three decades by Egypt's pro-American President Hosni Mubarak until his sudden overthrow by Obama administration-aided mobs.
Atiyah and the ayatollahs.
Click here to read about Al Qaeda's Libyan-born, Iran-based operations chief, Atiyah Abd-al Rahman, Osama Bin Laden's determination to attack the United States on or around the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and money funneled from the Gulf States to Al Qaeda--through Iran.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Incredibly, the government of Algeria now seems more sensible than all of NATO. Read the news here.
Bear in mind that Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, operating from its base in Algeria, has extended its reach to the borders of Mauritania, Niger, Mali, Chad and Libya. Southern Libya could become a magnet for Islamist terrorists--meaning, the West may have ousted a crazy but contained secular dictator only to create yet another outpost of the global jihad that strives to destroy Western civilization.
Libya: Dictator Down, Islam Rising
By Clare M. Lopez
Watching the jubilant Libyan rebels celebrating in the streets of Tripoli, it's easy to get caught up in the euphoria of the moment as a brutal tyrant is at last being brought down. The spokeswoman at the Department of State was giddy with visions of those "universal human rights" the Libyan Transitional National Council (TNC) supposedly espouses. RAND trotted out Frederic Wehrey, a senior policy analyst at the Rand Corporation, who perfectly seriously discussed the "weapons buy-back programs" that he thinks NATO countries might launch in Libya to disarm everybody once the fighting is done. Even commentators at the usually more sober-minded Fox News were giving President Obama "B" grades for his "success" in helping remove Qaddafi from power. One of the only analysts of substance who seemed to be keeping his head even as all around him were happily losing theirs has been the IDC Herzliya Gloria Center's Barry Rubin, who rightly faults the Obama administration for approaching events in the Middle East "not as a lion but as a jackal" and projecting weakness by demonstrating a fundamental failure to perceive what is, in fact, a determined regional sweep by the forces of jihad and shariah. As Rubin wrote in his 21 August 2011 post, "The gap between dominant Western perceptions of the Middle East and the region's reality is dangerously wide."
Part of that reality is actually on full display with the online posting of Libya's "Draft Constitutional Charter for the Transitional Stage. As the equally level-headed Dr. Andrew Bostom wrote in his 22 August 2011 posting, "the salient feature of Libya's new draft constitution is Part 1, Article 1: Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia)." [emphasis added]
For those still unsure of what is actually happening in Libya, that Article, which places Islamic law (shariah) at the very top of the constitution, means that principles Jeffersonian republicans consider foundational to a democratic system—such as equality, individual freedom, pluralism, tolerance, minority protections, consent of the governed, natural rights/natural law derived through exercise of human reason, independent (secular) judiciary, and a vibrant free press—even if mentioned later in the draft text, have no real validity. It is what comes first and is stated explicitly in the constitution that carries the real weight. In Libya's case, that means Islamic law.
That should not surprise anyone who's been watching Mustafa Abdul Jalil, the Libyan Transitional National Council spokesman: that prominent bruise in the middle of his forehead is called a zubibah. It's the bump a devout Muslim gets from pressing his face to the floor five times daily while praying. Described by human rights advocates as a strong proponent of the rule of law, Jalil studied Islamic law at the University of Libya. He's also served as a judge, prosecutor, and Justice Minister under Qaddafi's rule. So, he's an experienced and knowledgeable jurist. The only question, then, is "Of which law is Jalil such a champion?" The obvious answer is Islamic law—shariah.
Western analysts, leaders, and media seem somehow oblivious to the fact that Middle Eastern Muslim Arabs have nothing in their experience to prepare them for anything remotely resembling "universal human rights." Quite to the contrary, these Islamic tribal societies jumbled together into nation states by arbitrary lines drawn on a 20th century map, are far more familiar with incessant, remorseless warfare than Western concepts of rights or reason. Islam is a belief system based on revelation, not rational thought. Neither democracy nor recognition of the worth of the individual is an automatic default position for human beings. And indeed, under the Articles of the 1990 Cairo Declaration, all the member states of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (now the Organization of Islamic Cooperation—OIC) opted out of the United Nations Universal Declaration on Human Rights and proclaimed instead their adherence only to shariah. Libya remains an OIC member and the new head of its TNC (just officially recognized by the U.S. as Libya's legitimate governing authority) is a shariah scholar.
It is impossible not to wish the Libyan people well in their quest to throw off tyranny. Their struggle is far from over, though, even as triumphant gunmen strut about Qaddafi's burned out Tripoli compound decked out in his headgear and jewelry. One suspects that the looting and revenge-taking has just begun even as a guerrilla insurgency by remaining Qaddafi loyalists sputters to life, well-equipped with all the latest weaponry from Qaddafi's armories, including Russian-made surface-to-air missiles that have many observers worried. Those taking over are no less a cause for concern: as Walid Phares points out in his insightful Fox News analysis of 23 August 2011, the Libyan TNC is a motley crew comprising "former diplomats, bureaucrats, and military officers from the old regime" as well as "politicians and leaders from movements and groups from the political left, Marxists, Socialists, Arab Nationalists, liberals and Islamists." As in Egypt and elsewhere across the region, however, it is the proponents of shariah who are the best organized and most determined to impose their agenda in the post-revolutionary milieu. Their push for power in Libya already is underway, openly supported by Yousuf al-Qaradawi and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, and will accelerate from positions within the TNC as its grip on the country is consolidated.
By dealing preferentially with the Muslim Brotherhood and other shariah-adherents in both Egypt and Syria, U.S. leadership is enabling the substitution of secular tyranny with Islamic tyranny in both places. That segments of the population in these places actually clamor to be ruled by shariah does not make them democracies. If the U.S. does the same thing in Libya and fails to provide strong, visible support to the genuine democrats, liberals, and reformers that do still exist in Libya, the outcome there will not be the one dreamy-eyed groupies of the Arab Spring envisioned, but another new regime, founded on Islamic law, that is hostile to American interests and those of our remaining friends and allies.
As if to confirm Foreign Confidential™ reporting, the Iranian mullahocracy's maniac-in-chief has again vowed to eradicate Israel, as reported here. His almost casual reference to "the eradication issue" recalls the way the Nazis used to talk about "the Jewish problem."
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
"In Israel, there is more courage in one square mile
than in all of Europe. "
Last year, hundreds of thousands of Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial for an event called Restoring Honor.Some of you were there. It may have changed you. I know it changed me.In August, I challenged Americans to live a life of honesty and integrity. This year I have a new challenge.Today, I ask you turn your eyes to Israel and restore courage.I have been asked: What can you teach Israel about Courage? My answer is simple. Nothing.Then they ask: Why are you coming to Israel? Because, I say: In Israel, you see courage.In Israel, there is more courage in one square mile than in all of Europe. In Israel, there is more courage in one soldier than in the combined and cold hearts of every bureaucrat at the United Nations. In Israel, you can find people who will stand against incredible odds… against the entire tide of global opinion, for what is right and good and true. Israel is not a perfect country. No country is perfect. But it tries… and it is courageous.
Read more here.
Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was a summer volunteer on an Israeli kibbutz. Click here for the story.
Again, Bachmann, like many American Jews, was a volunteer worker on an Israeli communal farm.
Barack Obama, in contrast, mysteriously visited Pakistan as an undergraduate student.
Bachmann, like Sarah Palin, is passionately pro-Isarel.
Obama is passionately pro-Palestinian and pro-"Muslim world."
Most American Jewish voters seem to still be supportive of Obama.
What's wrong with this picture?
The chaos caused by the Obama administration-assisted overthrow of the Mubarak government is producing positive results--for Israel's implacable foes. After three decades of peace with the largest Arab nation, the Jewish State, as reported here, must suddenly beef up its Egyptian border defenses.
Update on the unnecessary and unconstitutional U.S. intervention in Libya's civil war--on the side of Al Qaeda-connected Islamists.
Undisciplined rebels have fired thousands of rounds of ammunition into the air to celebrate their victory--a rebellion that could never have come close to succeeding without secret supplies of foreign arms and covert help from foreign boots on the ground. The celebratory firing has most likely injured and perhaps even killed innocent bystanders; but Western media outlets, acting as propagandists for the rebels--and their NATO backers--have spiked the story.
Khadafy and his sons are still at large, and regime snipers are still active.
Pro-Khadafy fighters have also kidnapped foreign journalists, according to media reports.
In short, Tripoli is far from secure. Safety is a mirage.
More important, regime stockpiles of chemical weapons, nuclear materials, and missiles have gone missing.
And the Islamists are the only organized, disciplined faction capable of taking power.
Which is OK as far as the Obama administration is concerned. Unbeknownst to most Americans, their (Muslim-born-and-reared) President is pro-Islamist. The only Islamist groups that he and his advisors will not engage (appease and collaborate with) are Al Qaeda and its affiliates and "irreconcilable" Taliban.
Kosovo ... Libya ... Palestine?
Tripoli Today, Tel Aviv Tomorrow?
A chilling, admittedly rushed early warning from Foreign Confidential™ analysts ... upon information and belief, as lawyers like to say.
A once unthinkable conspiracy is afoot--to deploy NATO forces against a strategic U.S. ally that is also the only democracy in the Middle East.
The country is Israel, of course, the tiny Jewish State that has never known a day of peace since its miraculous rebirth in its ancient homeland.
Barack Obama's reelection is central to the perfidious plot. Obama is the only U.S. Presidential candidate who is sufficiently hostile to Israel to go along with the conspiracy, as the potential usefulness of the only anti-Israel GOP hopeful, Ron Paul, is neutralized by his marginal appeal and old-line isolationism (recalling the likes of aviator Charles Lindbergh and other Nazi supporters and sympathizers in the years leading up to the Second World War).
The three (European-born) authors of the anti-Israel conspiracy are Jimmy Carter's former National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Obama foreign policy advisor Samantha Power, and her patron, George Soros, the anti-Zionist, leftwing billionaire. Brzezinski, who was the architect of the Carter administration's intervention in Afghanistan on the side of Islamist warlords--before and in order to bring about the Soviet invasion of that country--and the brain behind the administration's catastrophic complicity in the Islamist overthrow of Iran's pro-American, modernizing monarch, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, has advocated U.S. downing of Israeli warplanes if Israel attacks Iran's nuclear installations without Washington's approval. Power has proposed using U.S. and United Nations troops to impose a "Responsibility to Protect" (Palestinians) solution on Israel.
The Longterm Objective
The conspiracy's longterm objective is to use the R2P doctrine and the Kosovo-inspired intervention in Libya's civil war--on the side of Al Qaeda-connected Islamists--as a precedent for forcing Israel to withdraw to indefensible borders in order to create a "contiguous Palestinian state," as Obama put it in a recent speech, consisting of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, which is already a de-facto independent, Islamist state; the disputed "West Bank" territories of Judea and Samaria, and East Jerusalem, which Israel liberated from Jordan in the Six-Day War of June 1967; and a land corridor connecting Gaza with the aforementioned inland areas west of the Jordan river. It is further understood that Hamas will emerge as the ruler of the combined, new entity, and that this inherently irredentist mini-state will eventually merge with a Muslim Brotherhood-ruled country in what is now the Kingdom of Jordan following the inevitable overthrow of the Jordanian monarchy, thus creating an Islamist Palestine on both sides of the river Jordan that will ultimately "liberate" all of Palestine--meaning, the destruction of Israel, whose very existence the conspirators regard as a historic "mistake" and the root cause of regional instability.
The Crucial Player
NATO-member Turkey, Obama's model Islamocracy, is a crucial player in the plot. Turkey's Prime Minister recently called for U.N. airstrikes on Israel. More important, Turkey is a major military power and a potential existential threat to Israel, especially given a scenario in which Israel would be forced to defend itself on at least two land fronts--i.e. against Egypt and Jordan/Palestine.
Like their Shiite Islamist Iranian rivals, Turkey's Sunni Islamist leaders have adopted an imperialist foreign policy--i.e. a policy that aims to overthrow a nation's power relationships with other nations, known as the status quo. But Turkish imperialism, in contrast with Iranian imperialism, is supported by the Obama administration. Having failed in their efforts to appease and align with Iran in order to pacify Afghanistan and the Middle East, Obama and his advisors are now bent on backing the emergence of an Islamist, neo-Ottoman Empire, hoping to use a Greater Turkey as both a bulwark against a nuclear-armed Iran and a sword against resurgent Russia and rising China and their strengthening ties--Obama's answer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. Political and overlapping organized and state Islam is the tool; the vast energy resources of Central Asia, the prize; countering Russia and dismembering China, by stirring rebellion among restive Muslims, priceless! (Click here to read more about this new version of the Great Game.)
The Unknown Factor
Syria is the unknown factor--a potential spoiler whose actions could actually facilitate and accelerate the conspiracy, causing its implementation in the coming months, as shocking as this may seem. With the fall of Libya's dictator, all eyes are on Syria's embattled despot. Turkey has hinted at intervening in the Muslim Brotherhood-backed, Sunni, majority, Syrian uprising against the hated, Iran-backed, Alawite (Shiite branch) minority, Assad regime; and Obama has explicitly called for Assad's resignation. When push comes to shove, Syria could attack Israel to get back at the United States and muddy the waters. Damascus and Tehran have already indirectly attacked Israel, using Egyptian Islamist and Gaza-based, Palestinian Islamist terrorists as proxies, in order to distract attention from the Syrian regime's atrocities and brutality. This year's cross-border, Nakba-Day riots were similarly orchestrated by Syria and Iran.
An Israeli response to a direct Syrian assault would most likely bring Iranian proxies Hezbollah and Hamas into the conflict, and, quite possibly, Iran, itself, which has repeatedly vowed to "burn Tel Aviv" and bomb Israel's Negev nuclear reactor. Should Israeli population centers come under heavy missile bombardment, crushing Israeli airstrikes against Gaza and Lebanese targets--missile launchers deliberately positioned in and around densely populated civilian areas--would almost certainly result in international condemnation of Israel (the only nation that is not allowed to defend itself) and thunderous calls for UN action against the Jewish State, setting the stage for another phony R2P intervention.
NATO against Israel?
It's a horrible thought. But history has time and again shown that the unthinkable can happen.
Related: The Iranian Plot to Destroy Israel
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Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Libyan Blues - By Daniel Pipes - The Corner - National Review Online
Related: US, UK Secret Role in Libya's Revolt
Also Related: Turkey Bankrolling the Rebels
Comment: The official version of the revolt is false. The uprising was violent from its inception; police stations and armories were attacked and looted, and many of the arms have ended up in the hands of Islamist terrorists and criminal gangs. The shadowy, ragtag rebels could never have overthrown the regime without foreign support. NATO bombing and covert boots on the ground were essential elements, conveniently ignored by Western media who have functioned as slick propagandists for the rebels. The intervention marks NATO's first intervention on the side of Islamists since Kosovo.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Unlike the storied tunnels of Iraq's psycho-despot, Saddam Hussein, which turned out to be fictitious, Libya's lunatic leader has reportedly built a vast, underground network of passageways and bunkers that could stretch for hundreds of miles beneath the desert. Click here for the story.
Reports of the dictator's defeat clearly exaggerated, along with the military capabilities of rebel forces whose own defeat was prevented and whose impending victory was made possible by US/NATO bombing and, most probably, by covert special forces operations, too, contrary to US/NATO denials. French commandos and private contractors among the foreign boots on the ground. NATO airstrikes now ongoing as Obama and the Europeans attempt to annihilate the regime in order to install a so-called Islamic democracy.
Obama speaks--click here to read the statement--avoids saying anything that could possibly offend so-called moderate Islamists.
A sharia-light Islamocracy would be alright in the eyes of this administration.
In the meantime, Libya's post-civil war future is likely to be ... more civil war. Numerous factions are jockeying for power. These include Arabs and Berbers, eastern and western Libyans--the rebel leadership is based in the East--and the above-referenced Islamists, including phony moderates and unabashed Al Qaeda affiliates. Add the complicating factor of tribes and clans and the probability of a Libya torn by continued sectarian and political strife are quite high.
An unexpected chance to recapture a mass-murdering terrorist who should never have been given his freedom in the first place. Read the news here.
So much for Abdel al-Megrahi and the shameful UK-Libyan collaboration to free the confessed killer. Click here to read about a possible Al Qaeda/KSM connection to the 1996 destruction of TWA Flight 800 and the Obama administration's equally shameful but barely noticed release of a Palestinian terrorist who not only tried to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Gold Meir but was also involved in the bombing of another TWA passenger plane, Flight 841, in 1974.
Scandal: Protestant Church Leaders in Germany and Austria Asked W. German Government to Aid Adolf Eichmann After His Arrest
A sickening revelation.
Church officials lobbied West Germany to help Eichmann after his capture by Israel, describing the monstrous war criminal as "kind-hearted." Click here for the story.
Pogroms Presented as Clashes: From Crown Heights to Cairo, from Attacks on Hasidic Jews to Attacks on Coptic Christians, Liberal Media Mis/Disinform
Twenty years after the worst anti-Jewish riots in American history, a respected reporter tells his story for the first time. Read the Jewish Week exclusive here--solid reporting and writing by one of America's leading Jewish community newspapers. Key point: the Times and other newspapers--including the New York Post, which was then a Left/liberal paper--insisted on calling the totally one-sided, police-assisted riots "clashes" because the term fit a false narrative of racial unrest and inter-communal violence.
More recently, the same newspaper and other liberal media outlets reported murderous attacks by Muslims on Egyptian Coptic Christians as "clashes," distorting the fact that the violence committed by the unprotected Copts consisted of justifiable acts of self-defense by people targeted for annihilation. Click here for an example.
A personal note. More than two decades before the Crown Heights riots, this reporter witnessed a similar example of mis/disinformation on the part of the Times. A militant group calling itself the Black and Puerto Rican Students Committee (BPRSC)--led by non- and part-time students who had basically become professional revolutionaries--occupied and shut down the City College of New York, a great institution of higher learning known, historically, as the Harvard of the Working Class, in order to force the adoption of the disastrous open admissions policy that subsequently nearly destroyed the school.
At one point during the protracted protest, a band of black non-students from the neighboring western Harlem neighborhood, armed with pipes, clubs, and chains, physically assaulted a peaceful group of white and Asian counter-protestors. Several counter-protestors were bloodied and injured in the attack, which coincided with the firebombing and destruction of a new music department auditorium at the College (a crime that remains unsolved to this day).
The next morning, the Times reported the clearly unprovoked attack on innocent, unarmed students as an "altercation" between black and white students.
POSTSCRIPT: The Times' coverage of the long ordeal at CCNY also omitted reporting of: death threats to teachers who dared to defy the occupation by holding classes; the staging of a mass voice vote for open admissions in the presence of leather jacketed and armed thugs who glared ominously at frightened faculty members and students and shouted, "We know your face!" before the vote; and speeches by BPRSC leaders and their leftwing white supporters that included threats of violence and vicious anti-Semitic rants. "When the sun goes down, Jew bitches better get out of town," is one line that this reporter--a second-generation native New Yorker--will never forget.
Final word: when this reporter was a teenager on Manhattan's notoriously liberal Upper West Side, murders, muggings, and rapes were commonplace. Innocent merchants--candy store owners and grocers, among other robbery victims--were gunned down in cold blood, even if they offered no resistance to the criminals. Elderly residents, including some who had survived the Holocaust, were routinely assaulted and robbed. An incident that comes to mind: the murder of a neighbor who had lived through the Nazi death camps. He was beaten to death and robbed after entering the lobby of an apartment building one evening on his way to visit another Holocaust survivor. Naturally, the knee-jerk liberal response to these atrocities was to talk and write about "root causes" and, whenever possible, to also blame the victim. What was he/she doing out late at night? What was he/she thinking, walking in the park? Why was he/she walking on that side of Broadway in the first place? And so on and so forth ... from the search for root causes of crime on the West Side to the search for root causes of terrorism in the Middle East ... nothing much has changed.
Meet Mohammed Busidra, the NATO/Obama-Backed 'Moderate Islamist' Leader Poised to Rule Post-Khadafy, Oil-Rich Libya
An inconvenient (for Obama and the fawning liberal media) interview with the so-called moderate Islamist who is likely to run Libya in the wake of America's unnecessary, $1 billion intervention in the oil-rich, Arab country's civil war. Read the article here.
The intervention had nothing at all to do with protecting civilians from slaughter; rather, the objective was to install a presumably pliant, oxymoronic "Islamic democracy," or Islamocracy, in line with the Obama/European theory that it is possible to ride the Islamist tiger without being devoured by it.
Almost 10 years after 9/11, the hoary notion that rightwing political Islam can be effectively exploited, that there are meaningful differences from a U.S. national interest perspective between, say, the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda, Hamas and the Taliban, America-hating Iranian Islamists and America-hating Pakistani and Saudi Islamists, Shiite fanatics and Sunni fanatics, and so on and so forth--this horribly dangerous idea that unleashed the monster that massacred some 3,000 Americans on American soil is, incredibly, alive and well in Washington, DC. In fact, using, influencing--and trying to actually lead--rightwing political Islam and overlapping organized and state Islam is, ironically, the overriding obsession of the most leftwing-ever President in U.S. history.
The U.S. State Department has correctly continued to list Communist Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, as reported here.
More attention should be focused on the Castro regime in this regard--specifically, its ties to Iran and Hezbollah and investments in biological warfare. Foreign Confidential™ analysts say Cuba and Venezuela are collaborating with Iran and its Islamist Lebanese terrorist proxy to establish bases and methods for attacking the United States in the event of an all-out war between the U.S. and Iran over its nuclear weapons program. Cuba also sees mega-terrorism as an insurance policy of sorts against any possible future U.S. intervention on the island.
In short, there is an Axis of Evil, and the Castro brothers are among its card-carrying members.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
While Barack Obama celebrates the overthrow of Libya's tyrant, following an unnecessary U.S. and European intervention in Libya's civil war--on the side of Al Qaeda-linked rebels--Islamist Iran is spitting in Obama's face by holding two innocent Americans hostage. Shades of Jimmy Carter....
Although he authorized the commando raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden, Obama will be remembered as the U.S. President who appeased Iran and allowed it to acquire atomic arms, assisted the Islamist takeover of Egypt and Libya (whose lunatic leader had actually abandoned weapons of mass destruction and sponsorship of international terrorism pursuant to a deal with Washington), and encouraged the emergence of a Turkish, neo-Ottoman, Islamist empire. Change you can believe in?
Question: Why don't we ever hear about the East Bank?
Answer: Because the Hashemite Kingdom-controlled East Bank of the river Jordan is the Arab state in historic Palestine, inhabited mainly by people who consider themselves Palestinians; but the Obama administration and Europe are obsessed with forcing Israel to withdraw from the disputed territories of the river's western bank in order to create a "contiguous Palestinian state" consisting of those lands, the eastern portion of Jerusalem--capital of Israel and the Jewish people--and the already Palestinian-run Gaza Strip.
Click on the links below to read more.
Khadafy's son has reportedly been captured by rebel forces; and the Libyan regime's end is near, as reported here. But the key question is: After Khadafy, what?
The answer, most likely, is an Islamist regime, which is why the support for the rebels by the Obama administration and NATO is incredibly stupid. Thanks to the United States and Europe, the arc of radical Islam will soon extend from Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt to Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq. Israel is all that stands in the way of an Islamized Middle East, under Turkish, Muslim Brotherhood, and Iranian dominance.
This morning's post on Iran's proxy mini-missile war with Israel prompted an intense discussion among Foreign Confidential™ analysts and correspondents. Their consensus: Iran has a five-year plan to destroy Israel, and Barack Obama's reelection is part of the plan.
Foreign Confidential™ analysts assert the nuclear-arming turbaned tyranny would prefer to make good on its threats to eradicate the Jewish State while Obama is in office, seeing him as a Jimmy Carter-like Useful Idiot of Appeasement, a wannabe leader of "the Muslim world," and a postmodern, pseudo-Third World Socialist, whose weakness and obsessions, incompetence, and ideological baggage and biases will prevent the United States from coming to Israel's aid during is most dire crisis. Obama is Iran's ideal Presidential candidate next to the (thankfully) marginal GOP hopeful, Ron Paul, whose extreme isolationism, hostility to Israel, and support for Iran's "right" to develop both civilian nuclear power and nuclear weapons has made him a bizarre crossover candidate--someone capable of appealing to diverse radical and anti-Semitic groups, ranging from neo-Nazis and Ku Kluxers to ultra-leftists.
In addition to an Obama second term, the key elements of the Iranian plan include:
- Development of long-range and intercontinental missiles and sausage-style, mass production of nuclear warheads and bombs, made possible by dramatic advances in nuclear fuel enrichment. Iran's aim is to achieve an approximate parity with Israel's presumed nuclear arsenal, or to at least build enough nuclear weapons so as to create a credible deterrent against an Israeli nuclear response to the leveling of its cities and towns by Iran and its Lebanese proxy, Hezbollah.
- Survival of the pliant, pro-Iran regime in Syria, which is bristling with ballistic missiles and chemical warheads.
- Breaking of the Egypt-Israel peace treaty, leading to eventual war between the two countries.
- Creation of an Islamist, irredentist, "contiguous Palestinian state" (Obama's term) in Gaza and the West Bank following the forced withdrawal of Israel to indefensible borders. Establishment of an independent "Palestine" in these areas will not only chop Israel into two parts but allow for the positioning of mobile and mosque-and-school-based missile launchers within easy striking distance of Tel Aviv and its suburbs.
- Overthrow of the Jordanian monarchy and transformation of the U.S.-allied kingdom into an East Bank Islamist state--yet another Arab entity in historic Palestine--which will link with its West Bank/Gaza neighbor. The Iranian idea is for an Islamized Jordan to break the peace treaty between Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom and to also provide mobile and stationary bases from which to launch missiles at Israel.
- Accelerated transformation of Iraq into an Iranian satellite, which will also allow for missiles to be stationed and fired from there. In this regard, Iran believes that its enemy and arch-rival, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, showed all of Israel's enemies the way forward when Iraq struck Israel with rockets during the Gulf War.
- Continued anti-Israel terrorism and cross-border violence with Israel and an eventual, large-scale Arab uprising inside Israel.
- Intensified isolation and delegitimizing of Israel internationally.
- Increased tensions between Turkey and Israel. Iran is of two minds when it comes to Turkey's potential value in terms of the Iranian Final Solution. On the one hand, Turkey, a full NATO member, is a formidable military power (even in light of the Islamist regime's efforts to control and remake the military, traditional guardian of Turkey's secular system, which could weaken it in the near future) and a combined Turkish-Egyptian assault on Israel clearly could threaten Israel's existence. On the other hand, Turkey is Iran's rival for dominance of the Middle East and Central Asia, and the Obama administration's support for a supposedly "moderate" Islamist, neo-Ottoman Empire is inherently threatening to the imperialistic, missile-mad mullahs and their atom-loving, apocalyptic maniac-in-chief, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Book Supports Foreign Confidential™ Case for Iran, Saudi State Complicity in 9/11, Bush Administration Coverup of Evidence
"Bin Laden, who was born into a wealthy Saudi family, was publicly denounced by the government and had his citizenship removed, but ... this was a subterfuge aimed at the gullible, designed to cover a continuing clandestine relationship."
A conspiracy theory that makes sense. Read all about it here.
In order to divert attention from its illicit nuclear and missile development programs--and the slaughter of civilians by its secular ally, Syria--Islamist Iran used a Gaza-based Palestinian "terror subcontractor" to attack Israel.
Now, Iran is using Gaza-based Palestinian proxies to wage a mini-missile war against Israel. The conflict is a kind of dress rehearsal for the big showdown with Israel that Iran is planning to stage with the help of its Hitlerian, Lebanese Islamist proxy, Hezbollah--namely, a massive missile bombardment of Israeli cities and towns, including Tel Aviv and Haifa.
Not for nothing has Iran repeatedly vowed to "burn Tel Aviv" and attack Israel's Negev nuclear facility. Not for nothing has Hezbollah amassed an arsenal of missiles capable of striking all over Israel. Not for nothing is Iran developing long-range and intercontinental missiles--and nuclear bombs and warheads. Not for nothing have Iran and North Korea developed and tested cleverly concealed, cargo vessel-based ballistic missile launch systems ... and so on and so forth.
Rockets and nukes are the weapons Iran intends to use in order to realize its Nazi-like dream of "a world without America and Zionism."
And the appeasers and sympathizers, supporters and dupes are still in denial....
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Al Qaeda-Connected Libyan Rebels Advancing on Tripoli; Obama of the Muslim World Briefed While Vacationing on Martha's Vinyard
Libyan rebels--Islamists backed, incredibly, by the United States and Europe--are closing in on Libya's capital, Tripoli. And America's first Muslim-born-and-reared President, Barack Hussein Obama, an alien and mysterious figure who is clearly obsessed with promoting political and overlapping organized and state Islam, is being briefed on the unfolding nightmare while vacationing on one of the Eastern Establishment's liberal paradises. Click here for the story.
Gaza-based Islamists are raining rockets down on Israeli cities and towns. Read the news here.
The "Color Red" warning siren was sounded in Ashkelon, where "Iron Dome" intercepted a Palestinian missile. But Tel Aviv remains the "red line," according to Foreign Confidential™ analysts. A veteran Middle East expert says: "If one rocket lands in Tel Aviv, all bets are off. Israel will wipe out Hamas."
Venezuela's anti-American, leftwing strongman Hugo Chavez, predicting a global economic breakdown, says he plans to move his country's big gold deposits to friendly countries that know how to deal with unrest. Read all about it here.
Friday, August 19, 2011
GAZA-BASED ISLAMIST GROUP'S ANNOUNCEMENT
COMMENT: Foreign Confidential™ analysts say Tel Aviv is the "red line." Iran-backed Hamas has rockets capable of striking Israel's commercial and cultural capital. Should the terrorists actually attack Tel Aviv, Israel's government will take off its gloves--meaning, the Israeli military will obliterate Hamas.
Iran, Syria Orchestrated Terrorist Attacks on Southern Israel
By Elias Bejjani
It is well known to all Middle East analysts and specialists as well as to Western and Arab countries that the majority of the terrorist and jihadist organizations all over the world, including al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas, are mere military tools and proxies that are found, financed, used, sponsored and fully controlled by rogue and dictatorial regimes, especially the two notorious regimes of Syria and Iran.
In this context, the bloody terrorist attacks that took place in southern Israel on Thursday August 18/11 need to be dealt with as mere Syrian and Iranian criminal and war acts. Accordingly, both countries' leadership must be held fully accountable for all the human loses and damages.
Debkafile's website’s military sources in a detailed report on the attacks estimated that Lebanese Shiite Hezbollah experts may have aided the terrorists in setting up the complex operation.
The Syrian regime intended the attacks to detract the Arabic and global political pressures that President al-Assad is facing because of his ongoing criminal atrocities against the peaceful Syrian public uprising that has been escalating for the last five months and is seriously threatening to topple his regime.
In the same realm, Iran which also is encountering immense internal and worldwide setbacks and problems did not dare to ask its militant proxy in Lebanon, Hezbollah, to attack Israel as al-Assad has been requesting because of the very serious Israeli warnings. Israel has made it very clear that her army will respond with extreme military harshness to any stupid Hezbollah attacks and stressed the fact that its response will include Syria itself.
Meanwhile, putting an end to such crimes necessitates a solid, united and crystal clear worldwide approach towards both the Syrian and Iranian axis of evil regimes. Sadly, the Western countries and all the Arab states are still indecisive on this matter, especially the Obama administration that against all odds is still appeasing and cajoling the criminal rulers of both countries. It took President Obama five months to finally call on Syria's Dictator Bashar al-Assad to step down, but at the same time stressing the fact that his administration doesn’t have the means to force al-Assad to do so.
Sponsors of Global Terrorism
One cannot rationally dissociate Syria and Iran from terrorism all over the world. Both countries provide a safe haven for a myriad of terrorist organizations, (Hezbollah, Hamas and many others), direct their operations, and use Hezbollah's and the Palestinians' ministates in Lebanon as their main field of recruiting, training and operations.
Like the Mafia which uses money, crime, fear, intimidation, and violence as instruments of pressure to buy silence from otherwise good and honorable people, the Syrian and Iranian regimes use their proxy terrorist organizations (Hamas, Hezbollah and new versions of al-Qaeda) as instruments of pressure on their neighboring countries and as bargaining tools in their foreign policy strategies that have earned them a "no questions asked" attitude from the Free World with regard to their bloody interference in Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gaza, the West Bank, Egypt, Kuwait, Yemen, South America and many other countries. In 1983, Syrian and Iranian terrorist proxies were responsible for bloody attacks against the American embassy, marine compound and French troops in Lebanon costing hundreds of Lebanese, French and American lives.
The Lebanese Canadian Coordinating Council (LCCC) without any reservations fully shares, adopts and supports the Canadian government's official stance and statement that addressed the terrorist attacks on southern Israel. Our Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird's statement of condemnation stated: “Canada condemns in the strongest terms the terrorist attacks in southern Israel today. These cowardly attacks, particularly on civilian targets, are abhorrent and criminal. “On behalf of all Canadians, I send my heartfelt condolences to those affected by today’s vicious attacks. “Israel has a right to defend itself against such terrorist acts in conformity with international humanitarian law. Those responsible for these horrific attacks must be held accountable.”
In conclusion, not even one country in the world could be safe from terrorism and its debilitating cancer. This solid reality must motivate all countries to take an active role in the global fight against terrorism and help the Lebanese people to liberate their country that is occupied by the terrorist Iran- Syrian Hezbollah militia.
Elias Bejjani is a Canadian-Lebanese Human Rights activist, journalist and political commentator.