Saturday, June 02, 2007

Living in Terror

By Fred Thompson

May 30, 2007

Let me ask you a hypothetical question. What do you think America would do

if Canadian soldiers were firing dozens of missiles every day into Buffalo,

N.Y.? What do you think our response would be if Mexican troops for two

years had launched daily rocket attacks on San Diego -- and bragged about


I can tell you, our response would look nothing like Israel's restrained

and pinpoint reactions to daily missile attacks from Gaza. We would use

whatever means necessary to win the war. There would likely be numerous

casualties on our enemy's side, but we would rightfully hold those who

attacked us responsible.

More than 1,300 rockets have been fired into Israel from Gaza since

Palestinians were given control two years ago. Israelis, however, have gone

to incredible lengths to stop the war against them without harming

Palestinian non-combatants. But make no mistake, Israel is at war. The

elected Hamas government regularly repeats its official promise to destroy

Israel entirely and replace it with an Islamic state. Hamas openly took

Credit for killing one woman and wounding dozens more last week alone.

The Palestinian strategy is to purposely target and kill Israeli civilians.

Then, when Israel goes after those launching the attacks, Palestinians

claim to be the victims. If Palestinian civilians aren't hurt in the

Israeli attacks, they stage injuries and deaths. Too often, they garner

sympathy and support from a gullible or anti-Semitic media in the

international community.

Israelis, themselves, are often incapable of facing the damage they inflict

in self-defense. Knowing this, Islamic extremists are using their own

populations as human shields.

I'm beginning to wonder how much longer this vicious plot will work though.

International sympathy for Palestinians has diminished as the same

Islamofascist extremists have brought havoc to Madrid, Bali, Somalia,

London and elsewhere. More importantly, Israelis themselves are suffering

so badly, they may be on the verge of losing their sympathy for the people

who have sworn to kill them.

Imagine what it would be like to live, knowing that a rocket could fall on

you or your children at any minute. Half of those who live nearest to Gaza

have fled their homes. Those remaining are traumatized by daily warning

sirens and explosions.

The irony is that Israel has the military might to easily win the war that

is being waged against them today. They haven't used that might, in the

past, out of compassion for Palestinian civilians and because it could

trigger a wider regional conflict.

That balance of power is about to change, though. If Iran develops nuclear

weapons, the very existence of this tiny nation of Israel will be

threatened. The Iranian regime has left little doubt that it intends to see

Israel "wiped off the map. Hamas is using the same language, not

coincidentally, and has announced it will begin launching missiles into

Israel from the West Bank too.

If the world doesn't act to stop Iran's nuclear ambitions, it must be

prepared for the consequences of Israel defending itself.

Fred understands this world of ours.

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Friday, June 01, 2007

Faux Quote of the Day

Liberals: Not just for breakfast, also good for lunch and dinner.


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From Austin Bay:

Where the nutroots control, the purge shall follow. That’s because they are Stalinists at heart.

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Swiss campaign against minarets

“We don’t have anything against Muslims,” said Oskar
Freysinger, member of parliament for the Swiss People’s Party. “But we
don’t want minarets. The minaret is a symbol of a political and
aggressive Islam, it’s a symbol of Islamic law. The minute you have
minarets in Europe it means Islam will have taken over.”

Mr Freysinger’s words may sound extreme, even paranoid, but this is
a general election year in Switzerland, and the campaign against
minarets is playing well with voters. A recent opinion poll for one
Swiss newspaper found that 43% of those surveyed were in favour of a
ban on minarets.

“We have our civil laws here,” insisted Mr Freysinger. “Banning
minarets would send a clear signal that our European laws, our Swiss
laws, have to be accepted. And if you want to live here, you must
accept them. If you don’t, then go back.”

Professor of Islamic studies Reinhard Schulze warns that any hint
that Muslims are not peaceful might result in violence. Better to let
them have the minarets, so they don’t hurt us.

It’s a harsh message for Swiss Muslims, many of whom
were born in Switzerland. There are fears that the campaign against
minarets will provoke growing resentment against Swiss society.

“I think Swiss Muslims will be angry and bitter over this,” said
Reinhard Schulze, professor of Islamic Studies at Berne University.
“And we know that anger and bitterness among a community can lead to
radicalisation, even to militancy.”

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Monday, May 28, 2007

America the Beautiful


In terms of this Republican administration, some views about stem cell
research, gay rights, separation of church and state, and on and on—I
don't agree with any of them. But you can worry about the trees and the
environment and gas emissions later.

Right now there's a bigger
problem, and it's a guy who doesn't care if you're a Republican or a
Democrat; he wants to blow himself up and take you out. That's the

I think racially profiling anybody from the Middle East ...
the Swiss have been good this year, and as an Israeli, I want you to
look at me first. I want you to search my anal cavity and look at my
tax records. I want you to look at me first, and then at every guy
named Muhammad.

- KISS front man Gene Simmons

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Poem for today

It is the soldier, not the poet, who gives us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who gives us freedom of the press.

It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who gives us freedom to protest.

It is the soldier who serves beneath the flag,

who salutes the flag and whose coffin is draped by the flag,

who gives the demonstrator the right to burn the flag.

Father Edward O'Brien, USMC

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For those who gave all

IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow

Between the crosses row on row,

That mark our place; and in the sky

The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

Loved and were loved, and now we lie

In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

The torch; be yours to hold it high.

If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

In Flanders fields.

- Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, 1915

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From CWO Jim Funk

"Hello media, do you know you indirectly kill American soldiers every day? You inspire and report the enemy's objective every day. You are the enemy's greatest weapon. The enemy cannot beat us on the battlefield so all he does is try to wreak enough havoc and have you report it every day. With you and the enemy using each other, you continually break the will of the American public and American

"We go out daily and bust and kill the enemy, uncover and destroy huge weapons caches and continue to establish infrastructure. So daily we put a whoopin on the enemy, but all the enemy has to do is turn on the TV and get re-inspired. He gets to see his daily roadside bomb, truck bomb, suicide bomber or mortar attack. He doesn't see any accomplishments of the U.S. military (FOX, you're not exempt, you suck also).

"We, the soldiers, keep breaking the back of the enemy.

You, the media, keep rejuvenating the enemy."

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Glad I Live in the States

The EU is considering sanctions against
several member states because of their supposed "homophobia" which is
defined as the failure to promote homosexuality in schools. More on the
EU's attempts to bludgeon member states into compliance on the "party
line" on homosexuality can be found

So European schools must PROMOTE homosexuality, not just teach TOLERANCE, but must activity promote homosexuality......I guess the Europeans really want to slide into the dustbin of history.

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