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Video: Pat Condell on “Why I support Israel”

Posted by: Phineas on July 27, 2014 at 2:27 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is from last June, but, given current events in the Levant, Pat’s words are still relevant. He certainly speaks for me: In the Washington Free Beacon, Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes (whom we’ve met before) is quoted as saying the administration is seeking “a common place” between Israel and Hamas […]

 

Faced with antisemitic riots, French government does what it does best: appeasement

Posted by: Phineas on July 22, 2014 at 6:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Muslims in France have been rioting, including attacking synagogues, in the wake of Israel’s retaliation against Hamas for months of attacks against Israeli civilians. Faced with growing antisemitic civil disorder, the French government naturally… condemned Israel: French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius called Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to […]

 

(Video) The Middle East problem explained

Posted by: Phineas on July 16, 2014 at 2:31 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Radio host Dennis Prager cuts to the heart of the issue in this short lesson for his Prager University: the root of the Mideast problem is that one side wants the other side dead. The one quibble I have with Prager’s lesson is that he leaves begging the question of why Arab […]

 

ISIS proclaims Caliphate; H. Beam Piper nods

Posted by: Phineas on June 29, 2014 at 4:27 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Bringing the medieval into the modern world, the psychotic jihadis of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have declared their leader “Caliph,” the ruler of all Muslims: An offshoot of Al-Qaida which has captured swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria has declared itself an Islamic “Caliphate” and called on factions […]

 

It’s a shame the UK doesn’t have a death penalty

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas For these two brave knights of Allah blood-crazed jihadis richly deserve it: Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale were found guilty on 19th December 2013 of killing 25-year-old soldier Lee Rigby, who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan. Adebolajo, 28, was sentenced to a whole life tariff. Adebowale, 22, was sentenced […]

 

Iraq and Syria: al Qaeda on the march

Posted by: Phineas on January 9, 2014 at 3:54 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Boy, it’s a good thing President Obama destroyed al Qaeda, isn’t it? Otherwise they’d have conquered the world, by now. As it is, we can be grateful they only control more territory than they ever have: From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda […]

 

Forest Jihad: Islamic terror group claims responsibility for Arizona fires

Posted by: Phineas on July 9, 2013 at 3:50 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A while back, when it seemed like all Colorado was afire, I wrote about the possibility of “forest jihad,” a form of war against the West advocated by al Qaeda as part of a death by a thousand cuts strategy — destroying resources, morale, etc. And while acts of forest jihad were suspected in Europe, Israel, […]

 

Forest fires as an act of jihad?

Posted by: Phineas on June 19, 2013 at 3:11 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Summertime is forest fire season in much of the western United States; here in California, it’s almost an annual ritual to watch some part or another (or several at once) of the state go up in smoke.  And the causes can be as mundane as they are frustrating: firebugs getting their thrills; […]

 

With friends like these: Was Egypt involved in the #Benghazi massacre?

Posted by: Phineas on June 2, 2013 at 2:26 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The idea seems insane — Egypt participating in the assault on our consulate, when they desperately need outside help to keep their economy (barely) functioning? Sounds like the stuff of conspiracy theories, and Egyptian society thrives on such, but journalist Cynthia Farahat presents enough interesting facts to make one go “hmmmm:” The terrorist attack […]

 

[Jihad] Memorial Day weekend and the anniversary of a great defeat

Posted by: Phineas on May 29, 2013 at 4:26 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas (Note: this is a reposting of something I first wrote a couple of years ago. Though the Memorial Day weekend is now past, I still think it fitting.) Memorial Day is a holiday set aside for Americans to honor our servicemen past and present and to remember, if even for a moment, […]