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Thomas Friedman had a column in the New York Times yesterday justifying the Israeli slaughter of Arab civilians. Israel needs to go “crazy” in its confrontation with Hezbollah and Iran in Lebanon and Syria because, “This is not Scandinavia.”
Friedman’s entire column is told from the Israeli perspective. Here is the most credulous passage, passing along Israeli propaganda about “ugly” and “brutal” methods as the necessity when you don’t live in Scandinavia.
So what’s Israel’s strategy to keep its conflict with Hezbollah and Iran on a low flame? First and foremost, it’s been to reinforce to Hezbollah and Iran, through many channels, that they can’t out-crazy Israel. That is, if Hezbollah and Iran think they can place rocket launchers in densely populated Lebanese and Syrian villages and towns – and expect that Israel will not take them out if it requires large collateral civilian casualties – they are as wrong today as they were in 2006.
Israeli military planners are more convinced than ever that the key reason Hezbollah has avoided major conflict with Israel since the big Israel-Hezbollah war in Lebanon in 2006 is that Israel’s Air Force – without mercy or restraint – pounded Lebanese infrastructure, Hezbollah offices and military targets in the southern suburbs of Beirut – not to kill civilians but not to be deterred by them, either, if they were nested amid Hezbollah weapons or headquarters.
Yes, it was ugly and brutal, say Israeli planners, but it worked. This is not Scandinavia. “The reality here starts where your imagination ends,” said one Israeli officer. Sometimes only crazy can stop crazy. And Hezbollah’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah, definitely got the message.
So Friedman claims that “pounding Lebanese infrastructure” without “mercy or constraint” is not intended to kill civilians. But it plainly is. Israeli leaders said just that in the Beirut 2006 context. Friedman never mentions the Dahiya doctrine developed by Israeli brass as a legitimate response to military threats: hitting civilian areas with overwhelming force. Used in Beirut and Gaza, it is understood to be a war crime.
The Israeli chief of staff who came up with the idea said explicitly that it was aimed at “harming the population” – the slaughter of civilians- so as to make Israel’s non-state opponents think twice about taking on Israel (yes, including with terrorist attacks).
“[This will] happen in every village from which shots were fired in the direction of Israel. We will wield disproportionate power against [them] and cause immense damage and destruction. From our perspective, these are military bases. […] This isn’t a suggestion. It’s a plan that has already been authorized. […] Harming the population is the only means of restraining Nasrallah.”
The column also leaves out Israel’s endless occupation and denial of equal rights to Palestinians as the sources of its woes/resistance. No, it endorses a doctrine that many liberal Zionists endorse today, managed conflict.
As one Israeli military officer on the Syrian-Israel border remarked to me, “We want to keep the temporary status quo forever, because everything else looks worse.”
As Donald Johnson reminds us, “Friedman is back to praising crazy behavior the way he praised Donald Rumsfeld during the Iraq War. It’s amazing that this garbage is in a so called liberal paper but I think maybe people are wrong to say liberal Zionist is an oxymoron. This is what a lot of liberals are like. Chauvinist to the core.”
The article includes Friedman’s usual curtsey to global capitalism and Israeli brains:
Israel’s “Silicon Wadi” – its vast network of high-tech companies along its coastal plain – has become a giant growth engine.
Friedman is not alone these days. Our mass media are trying to justify these methods as fit and right, with the neverending Ronen Bergman show, which also rationalizes collateral slaughter. Zionism truly is in crisis, and as Johnson notes, the hasbara is thick.
I’d point out that Nathan Englander’s new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth, contains real moral sense about Israel massacring civilians across international borders. He is more honest about the crisis the country faces.
UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson is really settling into his job, and started the weekend early by scaring the hell out of the British public by claiming Russia could cause “thousands and thousands and thousands” of deaths.
Why stop there? Why not millions of deaths? Or trillions? Gazillions?
“What they [Russia] are looking at doing is they are going to be thinking ‘How can we just cause so much pain to Britain?’” Williamson said. “Damage its economy, rip its infrastructure apart, actually cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths, but actually have an element of creating total chaos within the country.”
Firstly, congratulations on your ongoing efforts to speak English, Mr Williamson – you’re getting very close to fluency, keep it up.
Secondly, if Russia really wanted to cause chaos in Britain, it wouldn’t worry about damaging some power lines, it would simply donate to the Tory party’s reelection fund.
This isn’t even the first time this week Williamson has been behind scaremongering using Russia. He deployed the nation’s top general on Monday to use Moscow as a reason to push for more funding from the government. Will someone please give the man some money?!
If we’re all honest, there is a good chance that Russia is making contingency plans in the event of conflict, because, y’know, that is what militaries tend to do, especially when the defence secretary of another nation spends his time talking up war against you.
For example, those weapons that Williamson wants to buy for Britain’s military aren’t for international tickling contests. They’re part of contingency plans to cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths, should they have to.
The huge aircraft carriers Britain is aiming to put to sea tend to cause a certain amount of chaos and death when they park up next to a sandy country somewhere.
Those trident missiles? Guess what they could do, Gavin.
The talk of war is coming from the West, not the east. Even on BBC Radio 4’s Today program this morning, a reporter suggested that some people may describe Williamson’s words as “alarmist.” Yeah, a f***ing great klaxon alarm.
The threat basically suggests Russia wants to unplug Britain. “They are looking at these things because they are saying these are the ways that we can hurt Britain,” Williamson said.
“If we lost our interconnectors, which would be something that we know that they are looking at, there would be 3 million homes without electricity. In a few years’ time there will be 8 million homes that would be dependent.
“If you could imagine the domestic and industrial chaos that this would actually cause. What they would do is cause the chaos and then step back. This is the real threat that I believe the country is facing at the moment.”
It’s a real mystery what Williamson thinks would happen then. After the globe’s biggest financial center has been unplugged, the chaos wouldn’t stop at the English Channel – it would go global, and Russia’s on the globe too.
It cannot be underlined enough that this rhetoric is aimed solely at seeding fear in the government and population. These latest comments are so severe, it suggests that it’s now fair game to say anything about Russia, because no one seems to care whether it’s either true, or acceptable.
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Jay Brown Sr., a hospital housing administrator and seminary student caught a violent arrest on camera Jan. 11 in Rockaway, NY (Queens). Brown said the man driving the white Camaro, Stacy Marcellin, was pulled over by the NYPD and immediately harassed by New York’s finest. He said the police officer pulled Marcellin over for failure to use a turn signal. But before the incident was finished, the motorist would be tased and beaten.
Marcellin told Brown, “They’re about to pull me over because I’m black,” as he entered the parking lot of a local car wash. Brown says the police officer pulled over Marcellin and approached the car. Brown says the officer aggressively demanded the motorist’s drivers license by saying, “Give me your fucking license.”
That address angered the motorist who, according to the police officer, responded by saying he would “break his jaw.” While it’s difficult to hear exactly what the motorist said during the traffic stop, what can be heard seems to dispel all doubt.
The two were arguing, mainly over why the officer stopped him. He told the officer that he noticed him behind him and would never have neglected to use his signal. At any rate, the plains clothes officer called for backup, and a dozen police officers showed up.
Brown says black people are pulled over all the time in Queens for what TFTP and others have labeled “driving while Black.” He claims to have several nice vehicles he cannot drive on the city’s streets “five feet” without being pulled over. In a TFTP exclusive, Brown told us he’s been pulled over no less than 15 times in 4 years and simply avoids the area.
After waiting awhile, the motorist attempted to get out of the car. One of the other officers cursed at him and told him to stay in the car. The first officer returned, pulled out his taser, and pointed it at Marcellin’s face and began a tirade of f-bombs.
Brown told the officer he had to “remain professional” and cease using the foul language but the officer was not to be reprimanded. He explained, “When the man tells me he’s going to punch me in my face and break my fucking jaw…I’ve asked him six times for his license. He’s been refusing since then.”
The motorist claimed to have a “learners permit” but said he couldn’t find the license inside his wallet. Brown told us Marcellin was transporting the rental car from the lot to the car wash and back again, something he does daily. But what started out with him just doing his job, quickly turned scary for the young man. And what followed is sure to open an investigation within the NYPD.
After backup arrived, they facilitated the trigger-happy police officer in tasing the suspect. Police opened the car door, the man got out, stood up, and then was swarmed by the gang of police. They stood him up long enough to face the taser-armed police officer and allowed him to tase him. One officer can be seen stomping on the man’s hands, and another kicked him in the head.
”All because he did not signal,” Brown said adding, “This is what happens when you piss off the NYPD.”
“You just kicked me in my face. I didn’t do nothing,” the man said.
”He told me they were going to pull him over because he was Black…That’s crazy,” Brown concluded.
Members of the community recognized the man and, like Brown, said he is an Enterprise Rent-a-car employee. They said he was likely taking the car to the car wash for Enterprise when he was pulled over, which he was.
Clearly, the police would not allow the man to get out of the car, even after saying he could not find his license. They also threatened to tase him for making threats, none of which could be heard on camera. But what the video clearly demonstrates is a group of police officers holding up a man long enough for their angry colleague to be able to legally tase him.
Marcellin will likely seek legal counsel to properly determine if his 4th Amendment rights were violated. If so, with Brown’s video, he will likely win a civil rights lawsuit in court.
The practice of illegally stopping and frisking NY residents may have been ordered ceased, but Brown’s documentation of Marcellin’s potentially illegal traffic stop, his detainment, the violence perpetrated against him, and his subsequent arrest appears to be a four-wheeled version of the old stop and frisk shake-down.
You decide. Do you think the police treated the man humanely or indecently? Do you think a person of another skin color would have been treated differently? Like, comment, and share below.
A few months back I was on a train and there was a man who was behaving very erratically. He was screaming things and making most of the people traveling feel uncomfortable. His behaviour was that of a crazy man, however his words made a lot of sense. He was talking about no one smiling at each other on the train and the darkness and lack of connection between so many people in one space.He spoke of the intense energy and darkness between the people in this small space. I felt what he was saying was actually true, and it got me thinking- could we learn something from those society way label as crazy? Sometimes passion can border on the lines of crazy and here are 4 moments when people who may be labeled as crazy (or high) actually talk a lot of sense.
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The mainstream media is now going crazy reporting the news of a glorious return of a white farmer to Zimbabwe who had his farm land seized by the former government of the black racist Robert Mugabe.
So we’ve said it before in the past that we feel almost zero affection for white people who still insist on living in Africa despite the current intolerant climate towards white people.
We wrote an extensive story a while ago about this and the return of this man and the media hype proves our point.
This man is not one of us, he is not a nationalist, he is an altruistic self-righteous liberal. He returned there and hugged all his former black neighbors.
So he finally managed to escape to God knows where, perhaps in the UK or something, then after Mugabe fell, he felt joy that he can return to his beloved blacks.
So how exactly do these people deserve any pity when they end up as news stories such as “Another white farmer from X forced to watch wife and daughter raped then dismembered alive and fed to dogs” ? Why would you feel pity for these people? These are not our people, these are liberal bastards, who insist on living among blacks rather than among their own white people.
Just look at the photos and at the joy he expresses for finally being able to hug his beloved black buddies. He was there wherever he was, anxiously waiting for Mugabe to either die of old age or be overthrown so he can return! Unbelievable…
And look at the media and how they are treating this, as a successful multicultural story for their utopia.
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 25, 2017
Look at his joy! Ohh he’s so happy he is now rejoicing and embracing his friends and Reuters is so happy as well! Why? Why be there? Why should we feel pity and donate to these people if they later become tragic news headlines such as this Indian for example? Who’s putting them to live there?
These people who wanna live there are not our people. They are liberals. Including nationalists such as the Suidlanders or Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging from South Africa. Please stop supporting them, stop donating to them. Donate to us instead. If they wanna help the white race survive, if they wanna do anything conscructive at all, they must recognize that Africa is not a suitable place for white people to live in just as Europe is not a suitable place for Africans.
The numbers aren’t there, they are minorities, they will never lead those nations again, its impossible. Back then were different times, it was not them, the colonists who won the leadership of those African nations, it was the armies of the European occupants, but those European occupants are not with the colonists anymore. Who is gonna help them overthrow let’s say Zimbabwe for example? Britain? Hahaha, nice joke!
Come back to Europe if you wanna do something good. There is still hope here, come and help us win our continent back. Africa has long been lost and the colonists living there will never regain control without outside support. Stop insisting on living among blacks! Come back to Europe. There are already 3 countries that we know of accepting white Africans as refugees, some even providing free farm lands.
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The beauty of writing this column is that I’m almost beyond being shocked. The alt-left has successfully blurred the line between crazy (cray-cray for you younger folks) and conventional.
So I wasn’t even especially shocked when I read this: “Fed Up With Mortal Men, Women Are Having Sex with Ghosts.” It’s not even a funny/punny headline. There’s no “ghost of a chance” comment deployed. No “give up the ghost” or “smells like teen spirit.” (The image comes from a Colbert Report story on ghosts allegedly having sex with each other, but the graphic was funny, so here it is. You try and find a ghost sex image.)
This is a largely serious story about people who are so nutty they think they have sex with ghosts, courtesy of Vice’s women’s section Broadly. However, buried in the midst of the story is this incredibly fun tidbit. The singer “Ke$ha Says She Had Sex With A Ghost.”
You got that right. Lefty kook Ke$ha (No, that’s not easy to type.) claims she had sex with a ghost. Of course, she also was a Hillary Clinton supporter. “Based on her current platform, I stand with Hillary Clinton. This election comes down to hope versus fear, and I choose hope,” she told Glamour.
The Broadly story begins with the story of a woman who reportedly had sex with a ghost in a remote Welsh cabin. “It was very strange, but the sex was amazing,” she claimed. Apparently, her supernatural stud’s name was Robert and he lived more than 100 years ago.
Next we see a story of a woman whose fiance caught her getting it on with a ghost and broke up with her. “Once my fiancé had left, [we had sex] everywhere, [but] always within the building,” before the ghost broke up with her.
No, not making any of this up.
Apparently, now we need to worry about spiritual sex crimes and harassment, not just the kind in politics and media. “People who have sex with ghosts experience “both positive and negative” encounters, explains Lloyd Auerbach, the director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations and president of the Forever Family Foundation, an organization dedicated to understanding the afterlife,” explained Broadly.
Earlier this year, Vice Media, the parent of the whackjobs from Broadly, was valued at $5.7 billion. It’s also used as a major propaganda tool by the left. Those two reasons are why billionaire conservatives should invest tons in media. Yet somehow they don’t.
Anyhow, on to more kooky stuff, though I’m not sure I can outdo spirit sex. By the way, it’s almost the end of the year and still time to donate to the Media Research Center, a nonprofit for you tax-savvy folks. Just click on this button:
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Your Cosplay Is Racist! Cosplay (just a mash of costume play) is popular at science fiction conventions and has been for years. The hobby has even spawned multiple TV shows such as Cosplay Melee. (Here’s a flat-out amazing example of cosplay. If you saw the movie, Robocop, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference.)
Now, The Establishment claims that cosplay is also (Drumroll, please!) racist! Actual quote one: “Cosplay is rooted in racist intellectual properties — and fans do everything they can to uphold this racism.” “Racist intellectual properties.” Three words that have hopefully never been combined before.
According to author Talynn Kel, “fat, black, femme geek,” she was unsurprised to find that a popular cosplayer “marched with the white supremacists in the Charlottesville ‘heritage’ protests.” Then she delivered this actual quote two: “Just like water is wet, white people are racist, and racism in cosplay culture has been normalized and capitalized on for years.”
The article is more of a rant, complaining about white people, “white adjacent people,” and media all have issues. “It is well-known that euro-centric media is anti-Black and white supremacist; that it is rooted in erasing Black people from history, literature, science, pretty much everything.”
It evolves into a complaint that there aren’t enough people like her in books and movies and how “fictional realms remain firmly the domains of white people.” “As a fat, Black cosplayer, I’m very much aware of the lack of characters who resemble me. I know that when I cosplay, it will be my version of that character, because there aren’t any characters who physically match my skin, my body type, my hair, me.”
The answer to that is a simple one, write some that don’t. Don’t whine. Instead, the author wants to cosplain about “privilege” and “white supremacy.” That’s 2017 and soon to be 2018, where anything the left doesn’t control is racist/sexist/somethingist.
That Video Of The Man Saving The Rabbit: If you saw the video of the California man risking his life to rescue a bunny in the midst of the horrific wildfires, you were:
d) Reminded how racist America is.
If you chose d, and who wouldn’t among the alt-left, then you probably write for The Root. That site gave us this delicious liberal morsel: “The Video of the Man Saving the Rabbit From the Fire Captures Everything Wrong With Whiteness in 30 Seconds.”
Since there was nothing wrong with it, you could (and should) argue there’s nothing wrong with “whiteness.” Just as there’s nothing wrong with blackness or any other stupid word indicating race. No one should be made to defend his/her race.
Yet, that’s what the alt-left wants.
This is a bizarre story. On one hand, it goes out of the way to praise the bunny saver. “This man was basically Jesus saving the bunny from eternal damnation.” Then it mocks him for being white.
Here’s the actual paragraph-long rant about white people: “It’s also maybe the whitest thing I’ve ever seen. And these eyes have seen the pinnacles of whiteness, including a pretzel-and-pepperoni casserole at a holiday potluck when I was a teacher and the peak Appalachian tailgates outside of Heinz Field whenever Kenny Chesney is in town. But not only is it the whitest thing I’ve ever seen this week—it manages to synopsize everything problematic about white people on both a macro and micro level in 30 seconds. This clip does such a great job of articulating whiteness that it should win a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant.”
Everything “problematic about white people.” Got it. Because “the lives and well-being of animals seem to be considered — by many white Americans — much more precious and much more deserving of protection and care than the lives of black people.”
That is the woke world’s take on white people. If you don’t get angry every time they do. If you don’t want to “Free Mumia,” a convicted cop killer, then you and your whiteness are a problem.
Expect 2018 to have lots more alt-left racism.
Ho, Ho, Ho, The Christmas Sweater Gets Even Worse: There was no way this was going to be my lead item. This column is a language free zone, but I don’t my boss destroying my holiday cheer for showing the photos that would accompany this Slate story: “In Praise of the One-Boobed Christmas Sweater.”
And you thought the alt-left’s denigration of the holiday couldn’t get worse. “If you are Lil’ Kim, or if Christmas sweaters are just too Puritanical for your taste, this season’s fashion outlook will be a big relief. ‘The Reindeer Boob Is Coming to Town,’ promised the BBC this week.” (Some employers might consider this link NSFW.)
I’d say you better watch out, but you aren’t allowed to watch. Remember, 2017 is the year of the sex harasser. So if a woman goes half topless and decorates her body, you can’t look. That’s objectifying.
Slate staffer Christina Cauterucci was positive about the partially nude trend. “Against my better judgment and the urging of several colleagues, there’s something about this trend that really speaks to my aesthetic sensibilities,” she explained. It gets to the, um, heart of how “the purportedly sexy sweater exposes the social construction of both sexiness and breasts.”
On the bright side, Christmas is almost here and then it will be time for the alt-left to ruin another holiday.
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The vote would mark the first referendum on the president less than a year into his four-year term.
Mr Green, a Democrat representing parts of Houston, Texas, was the first member of Congress to call for impeachment on the floor of the House in May.
He said in his 30 November speech: “I refuse to stand idly by as a billionaire bigot does irreparable harm to my country. A billionaire bigot who tolerates the KKK, but won’t tolerate Islam. A billionaire bigot who tolerates anti-Semitism, racism, sexism, ethnocentrism, xenophobia and homophobia.”
Mr Green introduced a “privileged” bill on the House floor, meaning it requires action from other members within two legislative days.
Experts have said the bill is likely to fail given the Republican majority in the lower chamber, but there are also several Democrats who have said the chaos of a premature impeachment would signal to the country an unwillingness to pursue bipartisan solutions.
In October Mr Green said the articles of impeachment were, in his estimation, Mr Trump’s “fuelling an alt-right hate machine,” in reference to Mr Trump’s comments about the violent protests in August in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Counter-protester Heather Heyer died after being hit by a car driven into the the midst of a white nationalist demonstration against the removal of Civil War General Robert E Lee’s statue from a city park.
Mr Lee fought for the South to keep slavery and secede from the rest of the US in the country’s bloodiest war.
Mr Trump blamed “both sides” for the violence.
The President has also repeatedly criticised NFL players, many African-American, for taking a knee during the customary pre-game singing of the national anthem to protest the spate police-involved shooting deaths of young black men.
Mr Green also cited “causing immediate injury to American society” in the impeachment articles.
He did not force a vote at the time to give people a chance to review the articles, but his recent announcement comes just a day after Mr Trump shared three anti-Muslim videos from a far-right group in the UK on his Twitter account.
Comment: See: Trump retweets anti-Islamist tweets from far-right Britain First leader – world goes crazy in response
The unverified videos shared through retweets came from Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of Britain First.
The retweets drew the ire of Prime Minister Theresa May and several other leaders.
Mr Green was not the only member of Congress to introduce impeachment articles – Marcia Fudge, Steve Cohen, Luis Gutierrez, John Yarmuth, and Adriano Espaillat are co-sponsors.
Democratic Representative Brad Sherman also introduced one in July that claimed Mr Trump obstructed justice in the ongoing Congressional and Department of Justice investigations into alleged collusion between the Trump campaign team and Russian officials.
Impeachment is actually a process in Congress and does not guarantee the President will be ousted from the White House. Passing the vote in the House triggers a public trial, of sorts, with the Senate.