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  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • Iran: No Difference Between Conn. Shooting Victims and Those in Gaza, Iraq, Afghanistan

    12/17/2012 11:52:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 17, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    The 20 young victims of Fridays school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut are no different than those who fall victim to armed actions in the Gaza Strip, Iraq or Afghanistan, Irans foreign ministry spokesman said at the weekend. An Iranian student paramilitary group, meanwhile, criticized U.S. gun laws, while President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used the tragedy to criticize what he called the profiteering ambitions of a certain group which have various destructive effects on the society and particularly innocent children and youths. An article on the foreign ministry website said ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast urged the American society to trigger a...
  • THE NATION PLAYS MURDER, INCORPORATED ANGLE IN ARTICLE ABOUT U.S. SPECIAL FORCES

    05/03/2011 7:00:37 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | May 3, 2011
    The legendary U.S. Special Forces Unit that took out Osama bin Laden on Sunday has been receiving a lot of press coverage latelyand for good reason. The bravery of those soldiers, the significance of their mission, and the sheer drama with which it was carried out is right out of a Blockbuster thriller. In an article from The Nation, the U.S. Special Forces are depicted as a class of talented, courageous, elite, and highly dangerous men. Surprisingly, given that its The Nation, the writer plays up the murder, incorporated angle of the story about JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command):Col. W....
  • Rush is an Inspiration

    12/31/2009 8:19:38 AM PST · by Bowtie52 · 7 replies · 564+ views
    Dec. 31 2009 | Bowtie
    Rush is an Inspiration. The morning of New Years Eve 2009 and reports from Honolulu are sketchy at best. They indicate that Rush Limbaugh has been hospitalized for chest pains. For more than twenty years Rush has provided lessons from his perch in front of the Golden EIB (Excellence in Broadcasting) microphone articulating and sometimes embellishing a conservative perspective. Rush has never been shy about describing the incongruence as he found it which, articulate the difference between the political right and left. When he had a bone to pick with a liberal newsmaker, he went out of his way to...
  • After outcry, France changes tone on Roman Polanski case

    09/30/2009 12:14:17 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 31 replies · 914+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 30, 2009 | Yann Le Guernigou
    PARIS - France's government changed its tone on Wednesday on the arrest of Roman Polanski for having sex with a 13-year-old girl, describing the charges as serious after initially rushing to the film director's defense....After French politicians across the spectrum initially voiced strong unease over the arrest, a government spokesman modified the official line on Wednesday, saying that Polanski was "neither above nor below the law..." France's political and artistic elite defended him, with Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand accusing the United States of showing a frightening face by seeking his extradition. Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he had written to...
  • No real cause for concern? The Obama genuflection, again

    06/22/2009 6:32:33 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 16 replies · 1,137+ views
    Washington Times ^ | June 22, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    ...For the Obama administration, (Iran) presents a particular challenge - because the president's preferred rhetorical tic is to stake out the two sides and present himself as a dispassionate, disinterested soul of moderation...That was pretty much his shtick on abortion at the University of Notre Dame...So in his recent speech in Cairo, he applied the same technique. Among his many unique qualities, the 44th president is the first to give the impression that the job is beneath him - that he is too big and too gifted to be confined to the humdrum interests of one nation-state. As my former...
  • The Myth of Moral Equivalency

    08/16/2008 3:29:23 PM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 9 replies · 219+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | August 16, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    The Myth of Moral Equivalency By Burt Prelutsky There was a time not all that long ago when most of us agreed about what constituted good and evil. But that time, I’m afraid, has come and gone and is now as passé as five cent cigars and 45 cents-a-gallon gasoline. Our former sense of morality hasn’t been replaced by immorality, at least not entirely, but by something that’s probably more dangerous because it comes cleverly disguised as broad-mindedness. Those in the mass media and academia ridicule people who still believe there are nations, values, and cultures that are superior to...
  • Text of Israeli-Palestinian Statement

    11/27/2007 12:47:04 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 31 replies · 74+ views
    "We express our determination to bring an end to bloodshed, suffering and decades of conflict between our peoples; to usher in a new era of peace, based on freedom, security, justice, dignity, respect and mutual recognition; to propagate a culture of peace and nonviolence; to confront terrorism and incitement, whether committed by Palestinians or Israelis," What has happened to George Bush?
  • MSNBC's Hall Defends CNN's 'God's Warriors': Christians, Jews Could Turn Violent Like Muslims

    08/22/2007 5:20:19 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies · 1,761+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Mika Brzezinski might be taking a break from "Morning Joe," but the show hasn't missed a liberal beat with her replacement. Tamron Hall today seemed to suggest that Christians and Jews could be next to emulate Muslim terror tactics. At 6:35 A.M. EDT today, talk turned to the CNN series "God's Warriors," a classic exercise in moral equivalence. Hosted by Christiane Amanpour, the series focuses on extremists in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.Earlier today, Hall had watched the segment on Jewish extremists. Scarborough called CNN on its moral relativism. JOE SCARBOROUGH [Note: speaking very much tongue-in-cheek]: I'm sure we're going to...
  • Nuclear Arms and Moral Equivalency

    02/23/2007 1:17:34 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies · 318+ views
    American Thinker ^ | February 23, 2007 | Bates Estabrooks
    In the last few years, as the United States has endeavored, by varied means, to disarm several nations of their nuclear weapons, or weapons programs, (notably Korea and Iran) the question has been raised by some individuals questioning the basis on which we justify this effort while maintaining these weapons ourselves. On the face of it, the objection to the U.S. maintenance of these weapons while denying them to others seems reasonable, but it is premised on a flawed initial assumption.  That assumption is the idea that there exists moral equivalency between the governments (and societies) in question.  Victor Davis...
  • September 11 just like Dresden, says Le Pen

    02/21/2007 8:59:05 PM PST · by dervish · 64 replies · 1,276+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 2/22/07 | Peter Allen
    The French presidential candidate Jean-Marie Le Pen provoked outrage among British veterans yesterday when he compared the September 11 attacks on the United States to RAF-led bombing raids during the Second World War. The National Front leader said both were "terrorist acts as they expressly targeted civilians to force military leaders to capitulate". Mr Le Pen, 79, also dismissed the al-Qa'eda atrocities in 2001 as a mere "incident". He told the Roman Catholic newspaper La Croix: "Three thousand dead that is how many die in Iraq in a month and it's far less than the deaths in the Marseille...
  • Legacies bind Castro, Pinochet in their twilight

    12/06/2006 12:13:22 PM PST · by Chi-townChief · 14 replies · 448+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | Wed Dec 6, 10:42 AM ET | Fiona Ortiz and Anthony Boadle
    Fighting serious illnesses in their old age, Cold War icons Fidel Castro of Cuba and Augusto Pinochet of Chile are united in stubborn adherence to their opposing and now largely unfashionable ideologies. In Havana 80-year-old Castro, leader of Cuba for more than four decades, handed power to his brother on July 31 after an operation and has not reappeared in public. Despite official denials, many Cubans believe he is terminally ill. Pinochet, 91, military leader of Chile from 1973 to 1990 and now pursued by courts for human rights and financial crimes, was recovering after a heart attack nearly killed...
  • I resent your success. I hate you and your kind. So I bomb you

    12/02/2006 6:23:18 AM PST · by Valin · 78 replies · 2,331+ views
    The Times ^ | 7/9/05 | Roger Scruton
    APOLOGISTS for terrorism (and they are not in short supply) argue that it is a weapon used by people who despair of achieving their goals in any other way. It is a cry from the depths by those deprived of a voice in the political process. The terrorist is not an aggressor but a victim, and we must disarm him not by violence but by addressing the grievance that motivates his deeds. This argument has been used to excuse Palestinian suicide bombers, IRA kneecappers, Red Brigade kidnappers, and even the mass murderers of September 11. Its main effect is to...
  • Clinton warns of rising anti-Islamic feeling

    01/30/2006 7:41:33 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 44 replies · 466+ views
    BREITBART.COM ^ | Jan 30 10:15 AM US/Eastern | AFP
    Former US president Bill Clinton warned of rising anti-Islamic prejudice, comparing it to historic anti-Semitism as he condemned the publishing of cartoons depicting Prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper. "So now what are we going to do? ... Replace the anti-Semitic prejudice with anti-Islamic prejudice?" he said at an economic conference in the Qatari capital of Doha. "In Europe, most of the struggles we've had in the past 50 years have been to fight prejudices against Jews, to fight against anti-Semitism," he said. Clinton described as "appalling" the 12 cartoons published in a Danish newspaper in September depicting Prophet Mohammed...
  • God Bless Canada

    01/21/2006 6:38:37 PM PST · by CaptainCanada · 84 replies · 1,571+ views
    Politics Canada ^ | Jan 20, 2006 | John Chuckman
    I hadn't realized until recently that Stephen Harper was using "God Bless Canada!" as a tagline for his speeches. Some may think this a harmless, or even beneficent, expression for a politician to use, but for those with knowledge of history, nothing could be a more frightening. I do believe we all know to whom Harper is tipping his hat with these words. George Bush, author of two wars which have killed more than a hundred thousand innocent people and the champion of an ugly set of repressive laws in the United States, says "God Bless America!" every chance he...
  • HISTORY REVISITED -- OR HISTORY REVISED? (LETTERS TO EDITOR: Steven Spielberg's "Munich")

    12/31/2005 11:45:42 AM PST · by Mia T · 14 replies · 921+ views
    New York Post | 12.31.05
    HISTORY REVISITED -- OR HISTORY REVISED?THE ISSUE: Steven Spielberg's provocative "Munich" recounts the '72 Olympics murders. Lou Lumenick starts his gushing review of "Munich" by noting that Steven Spielberg dares to present "Palestinian terrorists as human beings with possibly legitimate gripes" ("Tragedy's Wake," Dec. 20). Spielberg is wrong to suggest that the murderers at Munich had some plausible justification for what they did. The Arabs refused to live in peace with Israel and invaded them four times between 1948 and 1973. The world made a mistake in 1972 when most people reacted to the Olympic massacre, not by...
  • Is America above the Geneva Conventions? (Bush bashing alert)

    11/13/2005 5:58:49 AM PST · by NCjim · 23 replies · 442+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 10, 2005 | Michael Ratner and Sara Miles
    Inside the Pentagon, officials are arguing with Vice President Dick Cheney about a new set of US Defense Department guidelines for interrogating suspected terrorists. The debate over an anti-torture bill is a sad moment for a country that once stood for human rights. As someone who has spent decades representing clients who have been tortured under dictatorships, in dirty wars and by lawless governments around the world, I'm having a rough week here at home. My friend Sister Dianna Ortiz, an Ursuline nun whom I represented after she'd been abducted, raped and tortured by security forces in Guatemala, told me...
  • An open letter to Chuck Colson

    02/25/2005 6:35:23 PM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 31 replies · 974+ views
    SojoMail (Sojourners Magazine) ^ | 24 Feb 05 | Jim Wallis
    On Monday, Feb. 21, Charles Colson, in his daily radio commentary, criticized what he perceived as my message. I'm sending my response in this "open letter." Dear Chuck, In your commentary, "Moral Equivalency: The Religious Left Gets It Wrong," you critiqued me as a "leader of the religious left," quoting The New York Times. And you particularly focus on abortion, saying that I consider "all moral issues to be equivalent," and that since I say the Bible talks much more about poverty than abortion, I believe "the religious left is more in tune with the Bible than are conservatives." As...
  • Moral Equivalency: The Religious Left Gets It Wrong

    02/21/2005 6:53:10 AM PST · by Mr. Silverback · 64 replies · 2,801+ views
    BreakPoint with Charles Colson ^ | February 21, 2005 | Charles Colson
    "Failure makes you reassess. So says Jim Wallis, founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, and he ought to know. A number of Democratic Party members are looking to Wallis right now to help with their own political reassessment. Wallis is what the New York Times calls a leader of [the] religious left, and as he says, The Democratic Party has increasingly had a problem as being perceived as secular fundamentalists. So now Wallis is much in demand among Democratic leaders who want to learn to be much more forceful and clear in communicating their faith and values to the electorate....
  • Look beyond religion to find some reasons for honour killings (it has nothing to do with Islam!)

    01/25/2005 7:18:55 AM PST · by dead · 27 replies · 2,431+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 26, 2005 | Waleed Aly
    It is dangerous to write off such barbarism as merely being a flaw of Islam, writes Waleed Aly. You are familiar with the horror stories. A woman is suspected of a premarital relationship or refuses an arranged marriage, and is blamed for bringing shame and dishonour to her family. Her relatives rule that family honour can be restored only with her blood, and assault or kill her. Sometimes she is beheaded, burned to death, or driven to suicide. Sometimes she is maimed, disfigured by acid, beaten or raped. Sometimes she is as young as seven. Called honour killings, there is...
  • Evangelicals outraged over Bush's 'same god' remark

    11/24/2003 9:53:14 AM PST · by joesnuffy · 561 replies · 1,845+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | November 24, 2003 | WorldNetDaily
    Evangelicals outraged over Bush's 'same god' remark Christian leaders express dismay: 'He is commander in chief, not theologian in chief' Posted: November 24, 2003 11:26 a.m. Eastern 2003 WorldNetDaily.com Many Evangelical Christians in the U.S. say they are outraged over President George Bush's statement that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. The statement was made Thursday, during the joint press conference in England with Prime Minister Tony Blair. A reporter noted that Bush has frequently expressed the view that freedom is a gift from "the Almighty," but questioned whether the Bush believes "Muslims worship the same Almighty" as...
  • In pursuit of ethnic harmony (9/11-was-AmeriKKKa's-fault BARF ALERT!)

    08/01/2003 2:54:17 PM PDT · by MikalM · 12 replies · 265+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 7/31/03 | Scott Williams
    In pursuit of ethnic harmony Waukesha activists seek to end racism by 2006 By SCOTT WILLIAMSswilliams@journalsentinel.com Last Updated: July 30, 2003 Waukesha - Convinced that American racism played a role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Waukesha County activists are planning a major new effort to promote racial and ethnic harmony. Quotable We need to understand the world; we need to accept theworld. - Mary Baer,co-chairwoman of the Waukesha County Diversity Task Force The kickoff date: the second anniversary of the day of horror. A coalition that includes the YWCA of Waukesha, Waukesha School District and many other groups will...
  • Why Do Men Love War So Much? (Feminazi MEGA-BARF Alert!)

    01/10/2003 11:21:38 AM PST · by MikalM · 193 replies · 685+ views
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | 1/9/03 | Lani Silver
    Publication date: 01/09/2003 Why do men like war so much?BY LANI SILVERSpecial to The ExaminerMEN SEEM TO BE out of control. They like war way too much.They are way too aggressive. My proof: 200 million people were murdered in the 20th century because of war and genocide. Since most decision-makers are men, and most soldiers are men, we need to reflect a little on this problem.I know, you want to yell out Indira Gandhi! Margaret Thatcher! Golda Meir! (Everyone gets so excited that they can name three women who fall into this war-mongering category. Can anyone name a fourth woman...
  • About Empire [Letter to the Editor]

    01/03/2003 6:47:13 AM PST · by boris · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News | 01-03-2003 | Charles Wilken
    About empire So the country that bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki can't find any evidence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Contrast this to most modern machine shops in Los Angeles. If you were to send U.N. inspectors to find evidence of manufacture of weapons of mass destruction in Los Angeles, almost every shop would be guilty. From cruise missile parts to nuclear guidance systems to every kind of highprecision nuclear device, Los Angeles job shops and weapons plants are filled with these high-tech parts. Yet we are ready to wage war on a country because they might have something...
  • ANIMAL RIGHTS CAN'T REPLACE HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY

    08/09/2002 11:26:40 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 3 replies · 468+ views
    Chico Enterprise-Record ^ | 8-10-02 | Brent Morrison
    ANIMAL RIGHTS CAN'T REPLACE HUMAN RESPONSIBILITY By Brent Morrison-Style Columnist"Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.' " - Genesis 1:26 As I type these words there are three formerly homeless kittens sleeping in the safety of my enclosed porch. They are there because my wife plucked them from the trees of an orchard we pass on our evening walks, apparently abandoned...