By CAROLINE B. GLICK:
To date, the Republican presidential primary race has been the only place to have generated any useful contributions to America’s collective understanding of current events in the Middle East. Last month, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich became the first major political figure in more than a generation to pour cold water over the Palestinian myth of indigenous peoplehood by stating the truth, that the Palestinians are an “invented people.”
As Gingrich explained, their invention came in response to Zionism, the Jewish national liberation movement. Since they were created somewhere around 1920, the Palestinians’ main purpose has not been the establishment of a Palestinian state but the obliteration of the Jewish state.
For his truth telling, Gingrich was attacked by fellow politicians and policy hands on both sides of the ideological divide. To his credit, Gingrich has not backed away from the truth he spoke. Rather he has repeated it in two subsequent Republican candidates’ debates.
Climate: Global warming alarmists won’t give up their campaign to spread fear and backward thinking until an ice bridge stretches from New York to Paris. Science, though, says they should.
Al Gore, who invented global warming hysteria, has most recently been found planning a trip to Antarctica where he will surely find evidence that man is overheating the planet.
This clearly insecure man who so desperately needs an audience that approves of his world-saving efforts says he will be taking with him “a large number of civic and business leaders, activists and concerned citizens from many countries.”
He expects them “to see firsthand and in real time how the climate crisis is unfolding in Antarctica.”
For Gore’s reading material on this trip, we suggest he look at some data released by Great Britain’s Met Office. He would find himself meeting head-on a terribly inconvenient truth.
“Why is no one looking into George Soros?” Glenn Beck asked Richard Poe, celebrated co-author of The Shadow Party: How George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Sixties Radicals Seized Control of the Democratic Party, on GBTV last Wednesday. “Why is this ‘class warfare’ on everybody else except for George Soros?”
“I think I paid a huge price for going after George Soros. But I ain’t dead,” Beck said, “Quite honestly, I thought that was an option.”
For truth seekers in the Free World, it is a relief to see Glenn Beck continuing to expose Soros on GBTV.
Just as there are now earnest others on the trail to expose Soros for the one-man wrecking ball to freedom and liberty that he is, there are other writers of books that tell the tale of how we got from there to here.
Marinka Peschmann’s The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in the Obama White House and on the World Stage burst on the scene just weeks ago.
It is true that little is being done by the mainstream media to expose the deliberate destruction of Western civilization by the man Beck nicknames, “Spooky Dude”.
But something better than the mainstream media is picking up the slack on Spooky Dude: The harder working, more effective and trustworthy “alternate media”. Cliff Kincaid, Trevor Loudon and Tina Trent have been exposing all things Spooky Dude on Sorosfiles.com.
‘Notoriously Persecuted’: Hundreds of Christians March Across Brooklyn Bridge to Protest NYC Church Ban
by Billy Hallowell:
Christians aren‘t taking New York City’s ban on churches meeting in public schools lightly. On Sunday, hundreds of religious leaders, politicians and individuals who stand firmly opposed to the now-infamous church crackdown joined together to march across the Brooklyn Bridge.
This was the largest show of support against the law that will take effect unless Mayor Michael Bloomberg or state officials intervene before Feb. 12. If the regulation isn’t overturned, at least 60 churches will be homeless as of next month. A previous protest earlier in January on the steps of Manhattan’s Tweed Courthouse featured strong-worded rhetoric. In previous events held against the ban, pastors were arrested.
As they marched across the bridge in their latest attempt to see the law banished, the group chanted, “Freedom to worship, that’s what we want!” CBS News has more regarding what participants and speakers had to say at the event:
Gil Ronen – Arutz-7:
Arutz Sheva has received an unconfirmed report that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu plans to announce a plan to uproot communities and carry out mass evictions in Judea and Samaria.
Due to the political impasse between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu is expected to propose a final status solution that would leave Israel with only the major settlement blocs and eastern Jerusalem.
All Jewish communities outside the major settlement blocs would reportedly face destruction under the plan.
The report follows a report Monday morning in the Hebrew-language Ma’ariv newspaper claiming that Netanyahu has agreed to relinquish sovereignty over the Jordan Valley.
A senior political source told Arutz Sheva that Netanyahu will present the plan to retreat from Judea and Samaria to U.S. President Barack Obama in exchange for the U.S. endorsing the principles Netanyahu laid out in his Bar Ilan speech.
Those principles are:
by Mark D. Tooley:
Both the 7.6 million United Methodist Church and 2 million member Presbyterian Church (USA) will ponder anti-Israel divestment at their governing conventions later this year. Specifically targeted are 3 firms that ostensibly profit from the “occupation:” Caterpillar, Motorola, and Hewlett-Packard.
Perhaps with this battle in mind, Friends of Sabeel-North America (FOSNA), a chief anti-Israel advocate among churches, has hired a Presbyterian minister as its new organizer to reach a “wider Christian audience.” Sabeel’s describes his goal as addressing the “increasing awareness among American Christians and the Palestinian Christian community and the principles required for a ‘just peace’ between Israel and Palestine.”
In other words, the organizer will rally U.S. Christians initially for anti-Israel divestment and more ultimately against any special U.S. friendship for Israel, with the final goal of deconstructing Israel as a primarily Jewish democracy.
by Arnold Ahlert:
On Monday, the New York Post reported on a website where would-be jihadists have been “meticulously dissecting” convicted terrorist Faisal Shahzad’s failure to detonate a car bomb in Times Square in 2010. The purpose of this dissection is to improve the chances of the next bomber’s ability to carry out a mission of destruction. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who has distributed these analyses to law enforcement officials, consider them critical in understanding violent jihad. Thus, it is a little more than ironic that the New York City Police Department (NYPD) has been brow-beaten by the American left and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) to stop showing the anti-extremist film, The Third Jihad to police personnel.
by Jacob Laksin:
If you followed the mainstream media’s coverage of the Occupy Wall Street protests earlier this fall, you might have a number of concerns about the state of the American press. For instance, you might be concerned about what the media’s fawning coverage of OWS, which included whitewashing racism and anti-Semitism on the part of OWS participants, says about the press corps’ ability to provide fair and politically dispassionate coverage. Similarly, you might wonder if the volumes of newsprint devoted to an anarchic and often-violent campaign that had no coherent or cohesive agenda might indicate badly confused priorities on the part of media gatekeepers.
One thing you likely would not think is that the extensive coverage of OWS indicated a dramatic decline in American press freedom. That is, unless you were the France-based journalism watchdog group Reporters Without Borders (RWB). In the latest version of its annual report on global press freedom, RBW downgraded the U.S. 27 spots, to number 47 in the world. To put this in perspective: By RWB’s measure, the United States, home of the First Amendment, sits just a few notches above Haiti.
By James Lewis
It is indeed a cold day in Hell when the New York Times blunders into telling the truth about Iran. Well, it just happened. This is serious business, because it means that the NYT is now expecting something real to happen soon.
President Obama has been tip-toeing away from the Iranian nuclear end-run for three years, until the window of opportunity to preempt catastrophe has almost slammed shut. The Saudis may be buying their own nukes. Iran is threatening to block almost half of Europe’s oil by shutting the Strait of Hormuz, and it can do so — but only at a terrible price. But once the mullahs have nukes, nobody will dare to stop them.
Europe, the Arabs, Israel, and yes, the United States are all therefore facing the end of the road. If we fail to act now we will become Tehran’s running lackeys very soon. Obama’s three years of dithering has made this moment unavoidable.
By Christopher Chantrill:
President Obama’s State of the Union speech last week was about battlefield preparation. He is taking his party back to the old Progressive totem of the “moral equivalent of war.” Jonah Goldberg: “Ever since William James coined the phrase ‘the moral equivalent of war,’ liberalism has been obsessed with finding ways to mobilize civilian life with the efficiency and conformity of military life.” George Will chimes in as well: “Onward civilian soldiers, marching as to war.”
Likewise the president’s fairness argument. “Fairness” is how liberals talk to the American people. To each other, they talk about “inequality.” There is another word they like: “exploitation.” They use that one on the masses. But the words all mean the same thing. Liberals don’t like the economic results of 200 years of capitalism in which the daily income went from $3 per head per day to over $100 per day, and they don’t like the results of the 20th century which began with the rich fatter than the poor and ended with the poor fatter than the rich. Invisible hand? It’s a myth, say liberals. What we have here is exploitation:
By Jeffrey Lord:
“Ford Declares Reagan Can’t Win” — Headline in The New York Times, March 1, 1980
Yet still more mush from the wimps.
To borrow a famous Reagan phrase: “Well, there they go again.”
Somewhere an exasperated Gipper is doubtless shaking his head.
The war between conservatives and the Republican Establishment — and make no mistake, this is a war — is on once more.
The people who brought the GOP losing candidates from Dewey to Dole are at it again.
by Don Surber:
One reason many liberals were overjoyed with the election of Barack Obama was that they could use his race to shield their socialistic policies. This is why the R-word was the first one out of the lips of many critics when people formed the Tea Party. They could not wait to label critics as racist.
I am not saying that no conservatives are racist. What I am saying is that the trumped up charge of racism is a diversion from the real issue: President Obama is bankrupting the country.
He expanded the welfare state to the point where you get 2 years of unemployment, not simply the 6 months your employer’s insurance purchased. Spending on entitlements skyrocketed on his watch. So have false charges of racism from the Left.
The latest in Juan Williams, who wrote in a piece for the Hill: