Thursday, October 23, 2014

It just gets Crazier and Crazier

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In the latest terror attack in Jerusalem a baby was murdered and a number of adults injured. The Palestinian deliberately drove his car into a group of innocents disembarking from a light rail train. The media and State Department bias was even more sickening.

As reported in Commentary Magazine:

"The media’s reaction to the murder was stomach turning–and, unfortunately, not atypical.

The Associated Press got plenty of attention for its initial headline of the story: “Israeli police shoot man in east Jerusalem.” As CAMERA noted, “there were clearly enough details available at the time, even with the news still in the hazy ‘breaking’ stage, that the inappropriate and misleading headline should never have appeared on the story. The story opened by noting that a driver ‘slammed into a crowded train stop’ and was thought to be a ‘terror attack.’”

Indeed. CAMERA went on to note that about an hour later, the AP re-released the story with the following headline: “Car slams into east Jerusalem train station.” You’ll notice that this, too, is repellant behavior by the AP. Many others noticed as well, and said so. To say getting the truth from the AP on Israel is like pulling teeth would be an understatement. But finally, the truth appeared; the headline currently on the story is: “Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station.”

But the AP wasn’t alone. Scanning the BBC, I had noticed their initial headline (since changed as well): “Nine hurt as car hits pedestrians at Jerusalem station.” As the Jerusalem Post’s Seth Frantzman pointed out, the headline on the version he saw, and took a screenshot of, was “Car hits people at Jerusalem station.” Either the BBC was deliberately downplaying the story, or the editor in charge thought he was posting a story about an evil car magically becoming sentient only to lash out, like Black Sabbath’s Iron Man, at the humans around him.

Later in the day, after executives at the BBC located a shred of integrity hidden somewhere in the sofa cushions, that was changed as well. It now reads: “Jerusalem car ‘attack’ kills baby at rail station.” I say “a shred of integrity” because the BBC still saw fit to wrap “attack” in scare quotes. What are the options here? Was it a car “love tap”? It was a terrorist attack, perpetrated by a member of a terrorist organization.

After the attack and the Jerusalem mayor’s declaration that the murdered baby was an American citizen, the bright shining star at the State Department, spokeswoman Marie Harf, apparently could only muster the following, as reported by the Times of Israel: “The Israelis are currently looking into the incident. We are in touch with them and we’ll see what more information we can get, also urge all sides to exercise restraint and maintain calm.” I suppose if the driver of the car had said something mean about John Kerry, she’d really let him have it."-more

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Turkey, Nato, and the Kurds

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According to Danish TV TeleSUR English:
Silencing a People: How Turkey is Depriving Kurds of a Voice:
When Naila Bozo met Denmark's prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a school girl, she couldn't have known behind his amiable demeanor, he was selling out her people.
“He came to my school and I saw him walk around the schoolyard. He helped my sister with her homework,” Bozo told teleSUR English.
Earlier this year, Wikileaks published cables indicating Rasmussen was at the center of a secret deal between Turkey and the Danish government to crush a Denmark-based Kurdish language television station, Roj TV. The controversial closure of Roj TV sparked a furor from free speech advocates and Kurdish activists, who accused the Danish government of selling out free speech so Rasmussen could land a job as the secretary general of NATO. Without Turkish support, Rasmussen's bid to head the world's largest military alliance would have been vetoed."-more

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

the Islamic State and the WMD's ?

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According to the Huffngton Post:
ISIS Likely Captured Iraqi Chemical Weapons, New York Times Confirms
WASHINGTON -- "A New York Times report confirms that the U.S. government knew that an Iraqi facility now controlled by the Islamic State militant organization likely contained deadly chemical weapons -- a finding reported by The Huffington Post on Monday.

The Huffington Post's report suggesting that ISIS may have gained control of chemical weapons in Iraq was based on a report released Sunday by the Global Research in International Affairs Center at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. The center's analysis suggested that ISIS had used the weapons on Kurdish soldiers in the embattled Syrian region of Kobani over the summer, after capturing the massive former chemical weapons facility of Muthanna in Iraq in June.

The U.S. State Department said at the time of Muthanna's fall that the long-shuttered facility contained chemical weapons residue that ISIS would be unable to transport, much less use. A State Department spokesperson said Tuesday that the government was investigating claims that ISIS had used chemical weapons." -more

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

European Policy

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Don't say we didn't warn you.

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Monday, October 20, 2014

the Self-Delusional West

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The fact that the U.S. administration and NATO are surprised by Turkey's refusal to assist in the battle to stop the Islamic State is shocking! . . . and a sign of how self-delusional Western leadership has become.

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Europe is Sick

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Europe is sick. Again. And it's not Ebola.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Another Joyfull Holiday!

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Hag Sameah! Happy Holiday!
Our Israeli holiday season ends with the holiday of Simhat Torah, which begins at sundown tonight. Next week (in theory) we'll all be back to work.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Hag Sameah

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Hag Sameah! Happy Holiday!
Our week-long holiday has many Israelis enjoying life in a sukkah, but many others take the opportunity to travel abroad. For a peek at the rich Jewish world outside of Israel, check out It's a unique travelogue of that Jewish world - short videos and top photography. It's the work of a globe-trotting friend of mine and is a great way to discover the diversity and unity of Jews around the world. You'll also find it on facebook: It's fascinating trip, and I wanted to share it with you.

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