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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Deja Vu

  I watched the news late tonight.  The American news channels had a lot of blather about politics on.

Al Jazeera was interesting, though. I don't know if you've ever watched it. Al Gore help Qatar set up the network. It's a flat out propaganda tool for tearing down the United States. If you ever wondered just what a polished propaganda machine does, and how it warps the truth, then watch Al Jazeera.  They're really a hoot.  They have a few token Caucasians, all British as far as I can tell. But primarily it's staffed by "people of color" as you'd expect from an Arabic network.  Unfortunately, they seem to have based their staffing on skin color rather than experience and ability. More, much of their programming is not quite up to speed.  They like to run stories about the dominance of the white race in America, and how downtrodden the poor minorities are. It's really pretty laughable stuff, until you realize that a lot of not very well educated or intelligent people will believe it. Then it's not so funny.

You do learn things that our news doesn't cover though. American MSM is well heeled and keeps things that might embarrass the regime off the air.  Not Al Jazerra.  Tonight they were sarcastically denigrating the Americans because we have only given Hamas one hundred forty one million dollars in "aid" since the latest round of fighting in the Middle East. I hadn't heard anything about that. Did I just miss it?  Why is Barack Hussein giving tax payer money to people who hate our collective guts while they are attacking our only ally in the Middle East.  Maybe his name has something to do with it. Or, maybe he's stupid enough to think that will make the Palestinians like us better. If so, both his common sense and his knowledge of history are at fault.



There are a lot of Europeans who have been very courageous about resisting the increasing Islamization of that continent.  The French and Germans have been taking steps to preserve their own culture, in particular. But it may be too late.  The demographics there in terms of "guest workers" and domestic converts are not very encouraging.


  If you look at the internet news, especially from overseas, it's pretty clear that most of the media are accepting the terrorist version of what's going on over there now. Particularly, for reasons I have never understood, in Scandinavia.  You would expect a lot of very crude anti American and anti-Israeli invective from leftists, but can there be so many leftists in places like Sweden and Norway?

I think if people could see how Islamic terrorists outfits like Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, Al Qaeda, and the like really work there wouldn't be much sympathy for them.

When the Marines were in Lebanon in 1982 through 1983, we were in the same position as Israel is now.  All the pressure to "spare innocents" wound up with the Marines being subjected to increasing levels of small arms fire, artillery fire, and rockets as the different  Moslem factions figured out we wouldn't retaliate. They fired mortors, we fired flares back.  After enough Marines had been killed, we got limited permission from the Pentagon to fire back. But that was over shrill screams from the State Department and various politicians back home fearful that some "innocent" would be hurt.  Everybody knows how that eventually worked out.  I really feel for the Israelis when I see how hard they try to keep down collateral damage, and how the dimwits in the world still demonize them for defending themselves from outright terrorists who use their own people as shields.  This isn't a rant. I'm too tired for a good rant. This is just a straightforward observation of how things are.  I know with all the problems we have here, there's a tendency to just turn a blind eye to things in the Middle East. The Southern border is closer and we have more imminent problems there with hordes of the illegal aliens swarming across the border in waves. But we can't ignore Islam, because they certainly aren't going to ignore us.



16 comments:

  1. How on earth does one fight a people whose entire lives are devoted to intense hatred of all who don't believe as they do and whose religion commands the killing of same.

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    1. I think the Israelis are fighting them the only way you can. Hamas controls the Palestinians , and as long as the Palestinians are ok with that, they are going to be periodically pounded. I think there's a part of the Palestinian psyche that likes the pity they evoke on the part of the more naive in this world. It makes them feel important, when in actuality not even the other Arab states want anything to do with them.

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  2. A well written post Harry. Makes you stop and think. The Jews are seeing a raise in hates crimes (in Europe) at a level not seen since 1938 Only this time its the Arabs calling for Jews to go to the gas chambers, A cold slap of reality.

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    1. Rob, run "Hamas terrorists" on Google , under images. You won't believe the anti U.S. anti Israel propaganda, most of it very crude imitations of Nazi work from before WW2. Everything from Arabs urinating on the statue of liberty on down.

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    2. I did, They are frighten to show their faces, much like the Russian Special Forces. See what brain washing can do to a people, that's what the D.C. Idiot is trying to do I don't think its working.

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  3. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)


    I don't even know where to begin....

    This is it in a nutshell.

    The Islamic world is afraid of western secular world. Our culture is complexly different than there own culture and Islamic leaders are afraid of television, internet and other influences that are taking hold of the Islamic world.

    The Jews in Israel stand firm against Islamic leaders and that's an embarrassment to have 'a Jew' in Palestine at all and even more of a cultural embarrassment to have the Jews keep Palestine and turn it into the prosperous country of Israel as the rest of the Islamic world lingers in a permanent 'barbaric social and cultural stone age'

    This is all about ego.

    Israel defies the Islamic world. Israel embarrasses the Islamic world so Islamic religious leaders preach about how Israel should be destroyed and Islamic leaders see taking Israeli lands would increase their wealth and power base. The Palestinians are pawns in a larger scheme. If Israel was destroyed. Egypt, Syria or another country would take over the lands and they would keep the Palestinians out just like Israel does. Another civil war would erupt and the whole thing would start up all over again.
    There is another factor. The Islamic world likes to go to war. Its their culture. If they don't have an outside enemy. They will fight each other. This is has been going on since the dawn of civilization 5,000 years in the 'Tigris River Valley" with the Mesopitamians.

    Constant war is another hallmark of Islamic culture.

    The only thing in the Islamic mind that they respect is having a boot heel on their necks and a gun to the head (at the same time) Saddam Hussien did this and it worked out well and kept some order and peace. Saddam was truly a tyrant but he kept the crazies in check.

    If you fight against anyone in Islamic culture. The most brutal tactics should be implemented. This is about implementing complete destruction and not pinpoint strikes. Again, the only thing that they understand (and respect) is a boot heel on the neck and a gun barrel to the head.

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    1. Usually there are some small shades of differences in our opinions, but my feelings mirror your own in this. I didn't make the world the way it is, but I try hard to see it the way it is. Too many others don't.

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  4. Well written. One of my co-workers is Jewish. She's pretty absent during the summers. I miss having her around. It was interesting to hear her perspective on what's going on in the world. It's much different than my 2 Born Again Christian co-workers. I wouldn't say I share views with any of them. I enjoy listening to them battle out their conversations though.

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    1. There is strong support here for Israel, because the bible says that the temple must be rebuilt before Christ can come again. They also believe that the Jews are the chosen people of God. Not being religious, that doesn't impact on me like it does them. I just know the Israelis, and I know the Islamists, from real world experience.

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  5. What is really shameful is the president and John Kerry absolutely loathe Israel. POTUS has in part created this mess, on many levels. I for one, think Israel needs to take a tougher approach to these rats crawling around in tunnels.

    BTW, did you hear about the american flags taken down and white flags put up on the Brooklyn bridge and nobody could stop that? Some have speculated that we are "surrendering". Here is another thought that came to me...doesn't the ISIS group in Iraq have the white flag as their symbol? Hmmmmm.

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    1. Anon, If you have seen any video of this one, of the flags was an American Flag bleached out. No matter who did it its disrespectful to use an American Flag like that.

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    2. Anon, I think ISIS uses green for the most part. I am bewildered by the motivation of the people who did this, unless they just wanted to embarrass the NYPD which they certainly did. I wait with interest to see what comes of the investigation.

      Rob, it will turn out to be some crackpot "youth" thing I bet, but time will tell.

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  6. Fundamentalist and Political Islam are serious problems for the western world. Certainly serious worries in a combat zone.

    Personally in a local sense I am not worried. Cannot see Islamist terrorists causing problems back home or where I currently live in central Louisiana. Suppose the base could be a target but those are always the breaks.

    Away from work I simply cannot see that group being accepted down here. While there are probably some issues about race I think people take their religionvery seriously. General heathens and non practicing believers are accepted with a "bless their heart' way but folks who are loudly and violently apposed to western culture, Jesus and Christianity? I like their odds about as well as mine wading through the bayou in the dark carrying a pair of fresh bloody roasts.

    This is of course aside from the ridiculously high level of armament in the hands of almost every adult and many children over the age of 8. The amount of firepower discretely in waistbands or behind the seats of trucks in any establishment is probably significant. Granted tactics would be iffy but a guy who has been wing shooting ducks for all his life can probably put some lead into a man.

    Maybe (actually I think they are there) in some of the bigger cities like New Orleans with large black urban poor populations susceptible to their pitch those groups could get somewhere but out here in the sticks. I simply cannot see those sorts of groups getting traction in any part of rural or small town America I have lived in or experienced.

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    1. Islam is growing fast in the inner city. It has caused some issues in Atlanta over the past year. My concern is what has happened in Europe, especially in England where parts of the country are "no go" areas. You will recall the British soldier who was murdered outside the gates of his base by two black converts. Birmingham, England is another "state within a state" where they have Sharia law. However, the English have been disarmed, they seem to be fairly pacifist in nature, and their own government suppresses any attempt to address the issue of preserving the English culture and heritage, calling it "racist" and throwing people who bring up doubts about the wisdom of unbridled immigration from Islamic countries into jail. I agree with you, pushing on the people down there where you are by a different cultural group could cause blow back. However, we are undergoing that same problem here with Hispanics, and as far as I can tell, there is no resistance to it whatsoever. People are anxious and angry, but they don't know what to do about it. Every time we try to pass a law limiting things like government scholarships for illegal aliens, or drivers licenses for illegal aliens, or voting by illegal aliens, the Justice Department steps in and overturns our state laws.

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  7. Good post. I share your point of view.

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    1. I just wish there was more we could do about it. I write my senators urging support for Israel, but I am preaching to the choir. Both Georgia senators are stauch supporters of Israel and anti-terrorist. So I know I'm not really helping any. If I knew how to, I would.

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