The Muqata again posts breaking vid, this time of peace-loving religion of peaceniks incinerating Kever Yosef (Joseph's Tomb)--now at the direction of friendly Abbas, not scary Arafat.
"Me recognize that smoke, Keemosabee: it say 'Come all ye brave Muslims, precious Torah scrolls burn better than Georgia fatwood.'"
UPDATE: Yidwithlid has a great post here.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Start with a baseline foreign policy dedicated to harming American interests.
Throw in a generally competent, well-equipped, but excessively timid and politicized military.
Add a half-cup passive-destructive political rival in charge of foreign policy.
Season with a tablespoon of incompetent-to-da-bone foreign intelligence apparatus.
And stir in a cup each of concentrated I-walk-on-water, don’t confuse me with the facts hubris; genuine terror of recent and future political defeats; and inbred solicitude to the grievances of Sunni potentates.
And what do you have?
VOILA! An utterly amoral realpolitik that ruthlessly drives en entire small Muslim nation to bludgeon and massacre itself in what I like to call “the Muslim meatgrinder.” In other words, a smashing and self-sustaining voreign bolizy success story!
It’s really uncanny, it’s a lot like the Simpson’s episode where Mr. Burns learned that he had every disease known to medicine…but because he had so many of them, they perfectly balanced out each other inside his physiology, so he remained apparently “healthy.” (See clip here). Or it’s like John McLaughlin used to say: Obama has “swerved into success!”
For once I can stand tall and send a big THANK YOU to our alien president for an unqualified policy success.
Of course, in the good old days, when US politics stopped at the water’s edge, both Republican and Democrat Presidents could rely on their opponents to keep supporting them so long as our foreign enemies were being crushed. But once the Left turned in favor of the deranged Asiatic butcher Ho Chi Minh over the simple corrupt Texas hack LBJ, we’ve been on a nasty one-way ratchet whereby Republicans tried to stop Democrat Presidents from giving away the country, and Democrats tried to force Republican Presidents to give away the country.
Therefore, if even a Kissinger had created a similar Libyan policy, the Left would be jumping to sabotage it, and no doubt in weeks it would be abandoned.
Many of my good brethren have recently posted about Gadhafi’s troops being beheaded by rebel mobs, with the implication that this proves we should not oppose Gadhafi. Do we really give a rat’s @ss about those thugs? Do we really give a rat’s @ss if Gadhafi saturates rebel areas with cluster bombs? I sure don’t. The only thing we need to worry about is: 1) make sure the bloodshed lasts as long and is widespread as possible; 2) make sure another wave of Islamic refugees doesn't use this as an opportunity to invade Europa; and 3) make sure that the ultimate winner is the least anti-American side. As for Libya’s oil industry…well, both sides know that the oil is their only hope for any future, so there is little chance of it being seriously damaged. Recall that during the 8 years of the Iran-Iraq War, the real price of oil plummeted.
One thing needs to be recalled here: these Islamic regimes that are tottering were the unworthy recipients of unbelievable amounts of transferred technology, money, medicine, food, and technical assistance for the past ~100 years, and now their unsustainablity has become manifest. Had the West not intervened and propped up these regimes and their predecessors for the past century, tens of millions of their subjects (no, NOT "citizens") would have suffered slow and grisly deaths from famine, pestilence, and traditional scorched earth village exterminations. You know how the Muslims (including Gadhafi) have loved to brag that the future belongs to them due to their population growth and larger families? Well, it is only Western technology and medicine that has made that growth possible, and now that it is being slowly cut off, those teeming slums will soon turn into charnel houses. And, sacre bleu, those population growth rates will plummet to historical ranges. As in zero.
Maahhhhh friends, let’s keep a cool head, pass the popcorn, and enjoy this little freakshow, and encourage our Muslim African president to keep assisting his Muslim African friends to keep maiming and killing each other [WARNING: Graphic vid.]
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 9:50 PM
Friday, April 22, 2011
Yes, it's catastrophe time--or is it "nakba?"-- for all the lemming-like commies and bug-eyed jihadis here in the Sunshine State, as the fearless duo of PAMELA GELLER AND ROBERT SPENCER shall grace Tampa Bay with their presence this coming May 1 (how ironic, the Bolshevik Holy Day), a Sunday. They will be screening their powerful and controversial film, "Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 911 Attacks," at St. Petersburg's lovely Muvico Baywalk 20/Imax, at 151 2d Ave North, at 1:30 PM. Tickets are a ridiculously cheap $9 online, $10 at the door. I already got mine, and they are selling fast.
We went undercover to a local mosque and asked a prominent central Florida jihadi to respond to this news--the photo says it all:
...Good thing the pathetic douchebag never heard that, after the screening at Baywalk ends, the party continues at Haslam's Book Store, just up the road at 2025 Central Ave. in St. Pete. There
Madame Geller et Monsieur Spencer will be signing copies of their fantastic bestselling expose' of the Obama treason-administration, "The Post-American Presidency." Cometathinkofit, my dog-eared first edition has not been autographed...
Haahaa, as if I needed another reason to attend this fabulous event! BE THERE OR BE SQUARE, FLORIDA!!
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:10 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2011
No, these "countries" haven't wasted ~80 years and millions of lives, have they? All those human sacrifices, but it always comes down to shooting unarmed people in the streets, doesn't it?
BTW, I doubt that kid at 2:01 is gonna get up.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 2:26 PM
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The IDF releases crystal-clear proof that Hamas is firing missiles from civilian urban areas. What makes it interesting is that these vids were released by Hamas on their own TV network, to boast to their bloodthirsty supporters that they were striking da Joooooooooooos.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:17 PM
Monday, April 11, 2011
It's funny, the day the Arab League is crying to the UN to enforce a "no-fly zone" over Gaza, the IDF airs this video based on its flights over Gaza, talk about flipping them the bird!
Could it be that the Fakestinian provocations have become so despicable and overt that they have awakened even Bibi and Ehud from their comas? The IDF doesn't usually make a broadcast like this, check that, NEVER MAKES A BROADCAST LIKE THIS unless it is a part of a major strategic operation.
Especially when the IDF highlights that the Arabs have just "crossed all red lines." That is a clear and obvious code in this conflict.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:54 PM
Monday, April 4, 2011
How we got where we are. Think about this the next time you hear the Muslims whining that da Jooooooos are committing "genocide" against them...From Josephus' "The Jewish Wars":
The Sack of Jerusalem
Chapter 8: (403) So the Romans being now become masters of the wars, they both placed their ensigns upon the towers, and made joyful acclamations for the victory they had gained, as having found the end of this war much lighter than its beginning; for when they had gotten upon the last was, without any bloodshed, they could hardly believe what they found to be true; but seeing nobody to oppose them, they stood in doubt what such an unusual solitude could mean. (404) But when they went in numbers into the lanes of the city, with their swords drawn, they slew those whom they overtook, without mercy, and set fire to the houses wither the Jews were fled, and burnt every soul in them, and laid waste a great many of the rest; (405) and when they were come to the houses to plunder them, they found in them entire families of dead men, and the upper rooms full of dead corpses, that is of such as died by the famine; they then stood in a horror at this sight, and went out without touching anything. (406) But although they had this commiseration for such as were destroyed in that manner, yet had they not the same for those that were still alive, but they ran every one through whom they met with, and obstructed the very lanes with their dead bodies, and made the whole city run down with blood, to such a degree indeed that the fire of many of the houses was quenched with these men's blood. (407) And truly so it happened, that though the slayers left off at the evening, yet did the fire greatly prevail in the night, and as all was burning, came that eighth day of the month Gorpieus [Elul] upon Jerusalem; (408) a city that had been liable to so many miseries during the siege, that, had it always enjoyed as much happiness from its first foundation, it would certainly have been the envy of the world. Nor did it on any other account so much deserve these sore misfortunes, as by producing such a generation of men as were the occasions of this its overthrow.
Chapter 9: 1. (409) Now, when Titus was come into this [upper] city, he admired not only some other places of strength in it, but particularly those strong towers which the tyrants, in their mad conduct, had relinquished; (410) for when he saw their solid altitude, and the largeness of their several stones. and the exactness of their joints, as also how great was their breadth, and how extensive their length, he expressed himself after the manner following:-(411) "We have certainly had God for our assistant in this war, and it was no other than God who ejected the Jews out of these fortifications; for what could the hands of men, or any machines, do towards overthrowing these towers!" (412) At which time he had many such discourses to his friends; he also let such go free as had been bound by the tyrants, and were left in the prisons. (413) To conclude, when he entirely demolished the rest of the city, and overthrew its wars, he left these towers as a monument of his good fortune, which had proved his auxiliaries, and enabled him to take what could not otherwise have been taken by him.
2. (414) And now, since his soldiers were already quite tired with killing men, and yet there appeared to be a vast multitude still remaining alive, Caesar gave orders that they should kill none but those that were in arms, and opposed them, but should take the rest alive. (415) But, together with those whom they had orders to slay, they slew the aged and the infirm; but for those that were in their flourishing age, and who might be useful to them, they drove them together into the temple, and shut them up within the walls of the court of the women; (416) over which Caesar set one of his freed men, as also Fronto, one of his own friends; which last was to determine every one's fate, according to his merits. (417) So this Fronto slew all those that had been seditious and robbers, who were impeached one by another; but of the young men he chose out the tallest and most beautiful, and reserved them for the triumph; (418) and as for the rest of the multitude that were above seventeen years old, he put them into bonds, and sent them to the Egyptian mines. Titus also sent a great number into the provinces, as a present to them, that they might be destroyed upon their theaters, by the sword and by the wild beasts; but those that were under seventeen years of age were sold for slaves. (419) Now during the days wherein Fronto was distinguishing these men, there perished, for want of food, eleven thousand; some of whom did not taste any food, through the hatred their guards bore to them; and others would not take in any when it was given them. The multitude also was so very great, that they were in want even of corn for their sustenance.
3. (420) Now the number of those that were carried captive during this whole war was collected to be ninety-seven thousand, as was the number of those that perished during the whole siege eleven hundred thousand, (421) the greater part of whom were indeed of the same nation [with the citizens of Jerusalem], but not belonging to the city itself; for they were come up from all the country to the feast of unleavened bread, and were on a sudden shut up by an army, which, at the very first, occasioned so great a traitness among them that there came a pestilential destruction upon them, and soon afterward such a famine, as destroyed them more suddenly.
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 6:31 PM
In honor of the 2d annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day [which has already arrived in Israel] , let us examine an amazing insight from Rabbi Chaim Richman, in explaining the seeming contradiction why the Levites sung the Wednesday "Song of the Day" as the Romans burned down the Holy Temple on Shabbat (Saturday night):
"On this note, it is fitting that we ponder one particular Midrashic teaching that deserves our attention.
According to tradition, the Second Holy Temple, like the first, was destroyed at the conclusion of the Shabbat — on Saturday night. Both Josephus and the Midrashic writings describe how even though the flames of destruction raged all around, and the blood of the slain flowed through the Temple, the priests nevertheless continued to serve atop the altar, and the Levites did not cease to sing, right up until the very end.
Yet despite the fact that the actual destruction of the Holy Temple took place on a Saturday night, the Midrash records that at those moments the Levites sang the song for Wednesday— “O L-rd G-d, to whom vengeance belongs; O G-d, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!” Why did they not sing the song for that day of the week, which was Saturday?
Now according to the insight from the Zohar which we have quoted above, we can understand that the Levites were addressing their song to the destruction itself, and consoling Israel by reminding her that G-d has sworn vengeance against His enemies. In this context perhaps their song was even meant to “remind” G-d to keep His word, and to “shine forth” at the proper time, to manifest Himself in the garb of Divine vengeance.
But now that we have examined the close relationship between each day of the week and its respective song, perhaps we can shed new light on this perplexing question…based on our own contemporary knowledge, and the wisdom and experience that we have acquired from hindsight in our own times. For although the sages of yore were great and inspired, we in our own generation, are privy to new understanding to which those great men had no access; in short, we have new evidence.
For on that fateful evening of destruction, it is true that the priests and Levites consoled each other and all of Israel with the knowledge that G-d will avenge His honor; perhaps their song summarized the entire epoch. It is certainly possible that they chose to remind the Holy One of His own vow, as well.
But while all of these explanations are acceptable, it is also quite possible that as the Levites stood atop the platform in that place of sublime inspiration and holiness for the last time, all of a moment they received the most profound flash of prophetic revelation…
And they prophesied, seeing with perfect clarity of vision, that although the terrible destruction now loomed all around them on this Saturday evening, the continuation of their service would most certainly come about as well. The day would come when the Holy Temple would be rebuilt. Though it may be far off in the distance, it would certainly transpire, for it is a Divine promise…
At that moment they could see that it would truly come to be. The rebuilding would happen, very slowly and in stages, one step at a time. For like the morning dawn, “such is the way of Israel’s redemption. In the beginning, it progresses very slowly…but as it continues, it grows brighter and brighter” (JT Berakhot 1:1).
So too, the Levites perceived that the long process of Israel’s redemption, hinging on the rebuilding of the Holy Temple, would begin again on a Wednesday…thus they sang the song of Wednesday, for they sang not of destruction, or revenge, but of the promise of continuation, renewal and rebirth: They saw that Jerusalem and the Temple Mount would stand desolate for nearly two millennia…but they would be regathered by Israel once again on a Wednesday: Wednesday, June 7th, 1967 was the day they saw, and perhaps this day could be considered the first step towards the rebuilding of the Holy Temple. For this day marked a turning point in Jewish history, and began a new era, which progresses in our own time, and moves towards the great destiny of the Jewish people, to be a light to the nations and a people who walk with G-d in their midst."
Posted by Jewish Odysseus at 5:51 PM