Norman Finkelstein is a leading light of the anti-Israel movement, including the Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to destroy Israel through commercial, cultural, and legal sanctions imposed through international organizations and governments. Usually, nearly all who seek to destroy Israel and exterminate Jews use pious rhetoric about principles to obscure the raw hatred that is the wellspring of all their energy. But Finkelstein let his hair down recently on YouTube, and blurted out the truth.
There is some subtlety to this position and it probably reflects reality – to a point.
Since we are unable to look into the minds of the Iranian leadership, we can’t say with any degree of certainty that their intent is to build a nuclear bomb. Public statements about “wiping Israel off the face of the earth” by Ahmadinejad – a man who will not have the final say in any attack on Israel – are instructive but hardly proof in the sense that our intelligence experts can’t inform policymakers with any certainty that the threats are based on reality.
What we do know, is that they are assembling the hardware, the know-how, and technology to build a nuke if they choose.
by Lee Stranahan:
The religion and religious views of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are all widely known. They are reported on, discussed, and insulted regularly in the press. On the other hand, discussing President Obama’s religious views is apparently not in the realm of permitted discussion. That’s because Obama’s religious philosophy seems to have a lot more to do with politics than spirituality – and the press doesn’t want you to know anything about it.
By Mark Steyn:
When it comes to human rights, I go back to 1215 and Magna Carta — or, to give it its full name, Magna Carta Libertatum. My italics: I don’t think they had them back in 1215. But they understood that “libertatum” is the word that matters. Back then, “human rights” were rights of humans, of individuals — and restraints upon the king: They’re the rights that matter: limitations upon kingly power. Eight centuries later, we have entirely inverted the principle: “Rights” are now gifts that a benign king graciously showers upon his subjects — the right to “free” health care, to affordable housing, the “right of access to a free placement service” (to quote the European Constitution’s “rights” for workers).
by The Right Scoop:
Michelle Obama has decided to join her husband’s campaign against the rich and is now holding fundraisers questioning how the rich can feel good about themselves when so many people are struggling. But Levin wants to know how she can keep taking all her vacations while so many families are having difficulty, thanks to her husband.
And that propels him into an excellent monologue. Listen below:
Why is it so bad when civilians mishandle guns, but no so when the police do? Both lost or stolen weapons are as likely to end up in the hands of criminals, but if a civilian unsafely stores his firearms, the legal ceiling caves in on him.
Consider that the same day Chief Graham was being rapped on the knuckles for leaving his pistol under his car seat, a Kingston, Ont. man, Jesse Sansone, was arrested – arrested! — because his four-year-old daughter drew a gun at kindergarten and mentioned to her teacher that she had seen a gun in the house. That’s the extent of the double standard on gun handling — police vs. citizens – in Canada. Mr. Sansone was not in charge of a police force that misplaced deadly riot equipment. He had not left a loaded deadly weapon under the front seat of his Corolla. His daughter drew a picture of a gun and talked about her daddy’s guns at pre-school and — wham! — the state buries him under a ton of bricks.
by Mytheos Holt Mytheos Holt:
The key message, especially for those with concerns about scandals like the one surrounding the Mosque being built at Ground Zero last year, is as follows:
It’s very seldom that a Mosque outfit will put forward a Mosque calling it a Mosque. They will always try and say it’s for the benefit of the community, it’s a prayer room, it’s a community center for all faiths or all ethnicities. No, it’s not, it’s going to be a Mosque, and if you disobey parts of Islamic law whilst you’re on the premises, you’d better look out. They go under all kinds of names and local authorities lap it up because local authorities are afraid to nullify the politically correct gravy train that they’re riding. It’s good business for them, and things go through under all kind of euphemisms, but they are Mosques.
It’s not religious practice, claim the Mosquebusters, it’s parking. Or noise pollution. Or building codes. And with downloadable petition templates, generic letters to councilors, and free legal advice for begrudged locals, it‘s Boby’s mission to make it as easy as possible for your average, disgruntled suburbanite to join in. If there’s a trial or hearing about planned construction, Boby will come down to the courthouse to provide free legal representation; if a mosque site has been proposed, he’ll arrange volunteers to paper a neighbourhood with flyers. But the Mosquebusters aren’t just a resource for aggrieved pensioners — the group actually wants its volunteers to spread out, actively trolling city planning offices and public records for mosque applications. “It is satisfying detective work, rooting around Islamic deviousness!” reads the instructional e-mail sent to volunteers.