They don't call it "the bloody borders of Islam" for nothing. Wherever they dwell in any numbers, they're killing their fellow man, including other Muslims. Islam is a political/religious vortex of death. Many have admitted openly that death is more important than life.
Since 2001, there have been over 14,000 attacks by Muslims world-wide. No one knows the exact numbers of men, women and children who have been slaughtered but it continues to rise. Maybe they are our Darwinian population control agents?
To John Burke, I would say that the US will be less safe under this President than any who have come before him. With the ill-considered move of the Gitmo prisoners to Thomson, IL, we will have Lone Ranger jihadists coming out of the woodwork. They don't have to be imported, either. In fact, I live a few miles from one of their Jamaat ul Fuqra compounds and it's well-stocked with arms.
There are about 30 of these American citizen ex-felon jihadist compounds in the US, perhaps more. Given the restraints on domestic intel collection, civilians can actually gather more information than the pros. Thus, there have been flyovers of these camps which have provided evidence of their firepower and training grounds. The women, btw, live in abject poverty on welfare (a third of which is sent to Sheikh Jilani in Pakistan. Jilani is implicated in Daniel Pearl's death). Local authorities are afraid of these camps though the various state police aren't as intimidated.
The circus trial in NYC will be a magnet for homicidal maniac jihadists who love death and want to share it. Eric Holder has made a huge tactical error here if he wanted to see Obama serve a second term. That trial will still be going on in 2011 and people are going to be fed up with it and with those who made the decision to turn a military matter into a civil one.
This year, I expect the tempo to pick up on domestic terror and the number of "isolated incidents" to increase. Every time Obama utters that term, I can only picture an ostrich with his head...in the sand.
Last time around we had a cowboy for our president. This time we have Hamlet, only his dramaturgy bears no relation to Shakespeare. This is more like "The Bald Soprano" of post WW II.
Meanwhile, the executive branch and the legislative branch are in a race to see who can make us a third world economy the quickest. Ugh.
Happy New Year, Rick.Comment Posted By Dymphna On 2.01.2010 @ 21:43
Nevermind the Evangelicals, millions of main stream Christians won't vote for a Mormon. I'm sorry but I don't want a man who believes he's going to be a god someday have his finger on the nuclear button.Comment Posted By dymphna On 9.07.2009 @ 20:23
It is a ball of hot cheese, isn't it? But Civil Wars were ever thus. And the thing about civil wars is they never end. Too much bitterness and distrust.
I was blindsided by LGF's very sudden attack in October 2007. So far, I've not seen any better answer to it than what James Lewis wrote when it was current(the explosion from Charles happened on October 16th, and Lewis wrote this on Nov 5th):
I don't remember if this current story from the Washington paper covered Paul Belien, but he was one of those that LGF excoriated,ridiculed and belittled. As Lewis notes, that's part of the Belgian psy-ops. They have harried Belien for years.
In that LGF and commenters were an extension of this scourging. Constant excoriation and ad hominem attacks. They even published the name and home address of one of the main US organizers, who lives in Northern Virginia.
Since the Conference the number of people that Charles has jettisoned as not meeting his standards of orthodoxy (including Bat Yeor, Oriana Fallaci, Andy Bostom, Diana West, etc., etc.) would fill a bus or two.
In fact, if I had a penny for everyone who has emailed me or left a comment, confused as to why they were banned by LGF, we'd have enough money to run our site for a few years.
I liked Charles. I even made a donation because I thought his news aggregation was providing a valuable service. The emnity and calumny came from his end. I was only ever responding -- though my initial response was a kind of dissociated state where one thinks "this can't be happening".
When he was invited to the Conference several times, he never responded. He never said "I think you're wrong to associate with these people". The first response, an attack from some commenter named "Dave of Sweden" followed immediately on my sending LGF a link to the Conference essay I'd posted.
But the nightmare is over now. I guess it got dredged up again because of Glenn Beck. We don't have a TV so I don't know him one way or another.
We continue our two-fold mission at Gates of Vienna. The first is Israel's predicament, and the second is networking with other counter-jihadists who are concerned about the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the fabric of American life and Western culture. They have made no secret of their desire to eventually dominate and have publicly stated these goals.
Both these missions have several branches. We pursue them, including investigations into Jamaat ul Fuqra. In our very p.c. culture, that is considered wrong and "racist".
One has to take a stand somewhere, even when others do not understand the difference between descriptive writing and normative statements.
So be it.Comment Posted By Dymphna On 22.04.2009 @ 13:39
I've been making my way thru "Don't Tread on Me: a 400-Year History of America at War.." by H.W. Crocker III. It's quite a deep delve into our martial
Having read some previously about the aftermath of the Revolutionary War, I hadn't realized how long it went on and how unremitting the clashes and alarums of war.
Crockett says it was our desire for empire, and he's partially right. What he doesn't emphasize enough is our desire for security...which was identical to any other nation struggling to forge an identity.
All the way through the book one is aware how differently things might have gone. I hope you get a chance to read it.Comment Posted By dymphna On 26.12.2007 @ 18:39
Sadly no is so sad and negative that their only readership comes from haters like themComment Posted By dymphna On 27.11.2007 @ 16:18
I had a free moment and your sweet self passed through what passes for my mind...
This post reminds me of something i read in City Journal a few quarters back...
It was an essay examining our electrical grid and its essential vulnerability. This is due to the fact that the grid just kind of "grew" -- jury-rigged, as more need developed -- in a time before terrorism could be imagined.
We will be vulnerable for awhile. However, I suggest you read "The Bottomless Well...Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy" by Peter Huber and Mark Mills.
PJ O'Rourke (lordy, I do wish I could write like him) says of the book:
"Here is an insight of genius: the real source of energy is human intelligence. It's infinitely renewable. It produces no emissions except a puff of CO(2) when smart people say 'AHA!' But there can be an energy crisis nonetheless -- due to a severe intellect shortage when public policy makers think about energy."
Sigh...and when they're in charge of formulating their odious energy programs.Comment Posted By dymphna On 2.11.2007 @ 16:40
Rick our minds run in the same direction...Cindy Sheehan and "what are these people smoking?" + more big gummint micromanagment. Not to mention the cost of this bumbling, bubble-headed idea.
May it die in committee before it embarrasses anyone further.
I called it "The Department of Peace, Love and Understanding."
http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2007/04/department-of-peace-love-and.htmlComment Posted By dymphna On 16.04.2007 @ 13:13
I enjoyed your rant, but of course, I do have one bone to pick, when you say:
"The schizophrenic nature of our national story â€“ a nation that loves liberty above all else but kept millions in bondage for the first 80 years of its existence among other dichotomies â€“ cannot be illustrated in any single textbook..."
I think it can be shown why this happened. If the non-slave owning states had not gone along with The Compromise, there would have been no United States of America. The fact that they did it in secret was shameful, though.
Did they leave the problem to fester for later generations? Of course. Was that worse than what they did? I'm not sure.
It's hard to come up with a moral solution after the fact. This evil existed since the beginning of the colonies, long before the idea of a separate nation was ever in the air...
Everyone from the Original founders to Alexis de Tocqueville knew there would be a break, and probably a war, eventually. It was a Gordian knot that none had the wisdom nor moral courage to cut.
Not to defend the South's "peculiar institution," the North benefitted from it while condemning it. The South, on the other hand, blindly refused to see that a society without a true middle class was doomed to failure eventually. The fact that it has yet to recover from that blindness doesn't compensate for the evil it caused.
Nonetheless, the factors involved could indeed be outlined, described, and accounted for in one book. In fact, a good fat chapter in one book dealing with our first two centuries would suffice. Hindsight is a wonderful tool when placed in skilled hands.Comment Posted By dymphna On 20.02.2007 @ 15:34
What a moving encomium! I am going to print it out and put it on the refrigerator and make my relatives read it when they say something impertinent about my intellectual prowess.
Everybody ought to get a compliment like this - while they're still alive, I mean.
Fondly in return...Comment Posted By dymphna On 28.12.2006 @ 17:27
well-said, as usual. The Dems have lost their way and it is as though we are watching frightened people who have no idea how to get back on track. Their wailing has reached the point of frenzy.
That reverend, interviewed later, was embarrassing to listen to...intelligent blacks are simply tuning out.Comment Posted By dymphna On 15.02.2006 @ 14:09