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  • Why Hate Jews?...miracle nation pt 52

    In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto thee? or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper. Woe is me, that I sojourn in Mesech, that I dwell in the tents of Kedar! My soul hath long dwelt with him that hateth peace. I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.(Psalm 120)Why has Anti-Semitism been such an enduring, intractable problem throughout history? The...
  • THE ‘REFUGEE CRISIS’: MUSLIM HISTORY VS. WESTERN FANTASY

    10/05/2015 7:53:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/05/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    One of the primary reasons Islamic and Western nations are “worlds apart” is because the way they understand the world is worlds apart.  Whereas Muslims see the world through the lens of history, the West has jettisoned or rewritten history to suit its ideologies.   This dichotomy of Muslim and Western thinking is evident everywhere.  When the Islamic State declared that it will “conquer Rome” and “break its crosses,” few in the West realized that those are the verbatim words and goals of Islam’s founder and his companions as recorded in Muslim sources—words and goals that prompted over a thousand...
  • Is the West Dead Yet?

    09/08/2015 7:56:18 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 8, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Elites who are exempt by virtue of their money and influence from the consequences of living among millions of displaced Africans, Arabs, or Latin Americans berate ad nauseam their less-well-connected, supposedly illiberal fellow citizens. But note that no elite Westerner wants to face the cause of the malady: namely, that the failure in the Third World to adopt Western ideas of consensual government, equality between the sexes, free-market capitalism, individual liberty, and transparent meritocracy logically leads to mayhem and poverty. Westerners are afraid to explain why the non-West suffers and what it might do to end its own miseries. To...
  • Christianity Saved Europe from Islam: Je Suis Charlie Martel

    01/15/2015 1:17:00 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 15 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 15 January 2015 | Enza Ferreri
    Fantastic video that you can see by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above, from ramzpaul. It has been the Christian cross and Christian Church that has defeated the invading Islamic armies again and again, throughout the history of Europe, let's never forget that. Now Europe is losing Christianity, and is losing to Islam: can that be only a coincidence? Wake up, people! The attacks on Christianity have come from various sources, but none of these sources have had European interests at heart. Sometimes these attacks are repeated by naďve, unaware, possibly well-meaning "useful idiots", but mostly they are...
  • Paris Attack Reflects a 'Dangerous Moment' for Europe

    01/07/2015 3:05:10 PM PST · by Jim Noble · 37 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 7, 2015 | Steven Erlanger and Katrin Bennhold
    LONDON — The sophisticated, military-style strike Wednesday on a French newspaper known for satirizing Islam is sure to accelerate the growth of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe, feeding far-right nationalist parties like France’s National Front. “This is a dangerous moment for European societies,” said Peter Neumann, director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London. “With increasing radicalization among supporters of jihadist organizations and the white working class increasingly feeling disenfranchised and uncoupled from elites, things are coming to a head.”... Mr. Cantat spoke for many when he said the attacks could fuel greater anti-immigrant sentiment....
  • Greenfield: Peace With Islam in Our Time

    11/30/2014 1:11:08 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, November 30, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, November 30, 2014 Peace With Islam in Our Time Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Abdallah Bulgasem Zehaf-Bibeau, the crackhead turned Jihadist spawned by the mating of a Canadian immigration official and a Libyan Muslim Jihadist, just wanted peace. He told a co-worker, “There can’t be world peace until there’s only Muslims.” Then he tried to usher in peace, the Islamic way, by opening fire near the Canadian parliament. Meanwhile in Israel a reporter interviewing Arab Muslim settlers in Jerusalem found that they too wanted peace. On their terms. “Yes we want peace,” one of them...
  • Brother Rachid: A Message To President Obama From A Former Muslim

    09/10/2014 8:31:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/14 | Dave Huntwork
    Has the West lost its soul or be able to overcome the deplorable liberal cancer that lobotomizes intelligent people, creates endless line of apologists, capitulators, seditionists Brother Rachid, the son of a Moroccan imam, has posted a video called “A Message to President Obama From a Former Muslim” in which he attempts to give the President a crash course in Islamic studies. He begins by telling the president that he is wrong when he said that ISIL speaks for no religion. The former Muslim-turned-Christian further explains that terrorism begins in the schools and Mosques and must be cut off at...
  • The Fate of the West

    08/22/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on FrontPage MagazineBy Enza Ferreri Either the West Will Become Christian Again or It Will Become Muslim It's all very simple. We can't fight Islam in the West without fighting the enablers of Islam in the West, namely the Leftists. And, since the Left has many different and separate aspects, we have to fight against each one of them. Secularism, environmentalism, global warming alarmism, homosexualism, militant feminism, sexual relativism, multiculturalism, anti-Christianity, Islamophilia, post-nationalism, internationalism are just as important targets to attack as Marxist economics, the expropriation of the capitalist class (or, in its modern reincarnation, high taxation and...
  • Federal Government vs. the West - A Century of Conflict

    05/03/2014 7:29:44 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 31 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 May 2014 | William F. Jasper
    America's Founders intended for the federal government to transfer the Western lands to the states. Failure to do so has led to more than a century of conflict. Feds vs. the West The New American 03 May 2014 The Nevada cattle rancher in the white cowboy hat and his supporters had massed in defiance of federal policies and agencies that threatened to drive them into extinction. To the cheers of locals, the rancher climbed aboard a Caterpillar bulldozer and plowed open a county road that had been closed by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Are we talking about Cliven Bundy...
  • Vladimir Putin's message to the west: Russia is back

    03/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 46 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday 18 March 2014 | Simon Tisdall
    Vladimir Putin likes to take his kit off in public. But Tuesday's exhibition of naked power by Russia's president at a joint parliamentary session in Moscow was delivered fully clothed before a conservatively suited audience of officials and adoring, applauding fans dressed up as MPs. Speaking at a white rostrum amid flags, flourishes and gold leaf, a dapper-looking Putin's message was clear: after years of being cheated and dissed by the western powers, Russia is back. The US and friends could like it or lump it. But as the Ukraine crisis showed, Russia would no longer take it lying down....
  • Why Russia No Longer Fears the West

    03/03/2014 7:25:43 PM PST · by annalex · 107 replies
    Politico ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ben Judah
    Why Russia No Longer Fears the WestBy BEN JUDAH March 02, 2014 Western leaders are stunned because they haven’t realized Russia’s owners no longer respect Europeans the way they once did after the Cold War. Russia thinks the West is no longer a crusading alliance. Russia thinks the West is now all about the money.Putin’s henchmen know this personally. Russia’s rulers have been buying up Europe for years. They have mansions and luxury flats from London’s West End to France’s Cote d’Azure. Their children are safe at British boarding and Swiss finishing schools. And their money is squirrelled away in...
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • How the West Really Lost God

    05/10/2013 3:30:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 84 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 10, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    A few weeks ago Mitt Romney spoke at a college commencement exercise and encouraged the graduates to marry early and have a lot of children. He used the words “quiver full” taken from the Old Testament.The comment was unremarkable, particularly for a Mormon to make. They are known for marrying early and having quivers full of children. Contra the contraceptive culture, even among Evangelicals, the notion of a quiver full from the Psalms is gathering steam among orthodox believers.Here is what he said, “You only live one life. Don’t spend it in safe, shallow water. Launch into the deep. If...
  • The West must guard against infiltration

    07/29/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT · by bayouranger · 12 replies
    dispatch.com ^ | 27JUL12 | Cal Thomas
    According to many commentators, the spirit of commie-hunter Joseph McCarthy has inhabited Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. In several letters to high-ranking government officials, Bachmann has raised questions about Huma Abedin, a Muslim-American who is deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Bachmann’s concern is Abedin’s relatives in the Middle East, some of whom — such as Abedin’s mother — she claims “are connected to Muslim Brotherhood operatives and/or organizations.” Abedin’s job, according to Bachmann, “affords her routine access to the secretary and to policy-making.” And, as a result of that access, says Bachmann, “The State Department, and...
  • 'Existential threat' to Western U.S. states (FedGov wants water rights)

    05/15/2012 7:45:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    WND.com ^ | May 14, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    The Obama administration has launched a new battle over water rights that threatens not only the the economies of arid Western states, which largely voted against him in the 2008 election, but their very existence. WND reported last month that the federal government was creating obstacles for Tombstone, Ariz., to restore its water supplies following last year’s forest fire and monsoon-triggered floods in the nearby mountains. The federal government said crews could not use machinery to rebuild pipelines and spring-water collection systems. Now, a letter contradicting longstanding federal practice asserts a claim to water in arid Western states, such as...
  • West has betrayed Christianity, Russia will save it

    05/14/2012 3:14:43 PM PDT · by risen_feenix · 9 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 5/14/2012 | RIA Novosti/Sergey Pyatakov
    Countries of the “Russian world” are capable of changing the globe within ten years, believes top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Vsevolod Chaplin. ­By the “Russian world” he means states with a historically strong tradition of Orthodox Christianity which, apart from Russia, include Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Romania and several others. “Our Orthodox civilization may not be that large, but today it has a key role in the world as it knows how to find a way to a better life for the whole world and especially Europe,” Chaplin said on Monday during a videoconference between Moscow, Kiev and Minsk....
  • America not yet down and out, or how the West is still winning

    03/01/2011 7:14:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/01/2011 | Jeremy Warner
    It's nearly one hundred years since Oswald Spengler penned his best selling "Decline of the West". Its theme has been a favourite among writers, historians and economists ever since. Yet the one certainty in this century of Western angst has been that despite repeated war and economic crisis, the West has remained supreme throughout. Admittedly, there is rather more reason for thinking advanced economies are about to be toppled today than there has ever been before, but even so, it is with considerable scepticism that I've begun reading the latest example of the Spengler genre – Dambisa Moyo's "How the...
  • Saving Saving (In the West, people simply do not save enough. The question is why)

    10/07/2010 6:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Nationa Review ^ | 10/07/2010 | Andrew Stuttaford
    Here’s a piece from the Economist’s Buttonwood blog on the West’s savings problem: people simple simply do not save enough. That’s true enough. With striking exceptions in certain countries, they don’t. There are plenty of reasons for this, but the author passes too lightly over the disincentive role played by taxation, simply noting:   The tax system varies from country to country, but it is quite common for interest payments to be tax deductible while interest receipts are not. Indeed, it is hardly surprising that many people view their houses as their nest eggs, since in addition to interest deductibility (in...
  • How radical Islam might defeat the West: A reprise

    04/19/2010 4:38:10 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 15 replies · 768+ views
    Asia times ^ | Spengler
    A decade ago I argued that radical Islam might horrify the West into submission through the mass sacrifice of Muslim lives. During the past two weeks Iran has virtually invited a nuclear exchange with the West, in a series of statements that blend a deranged sort of bluster with malevolent calculation. Iran's Kayhan press service warned last week, "If the US strikes Iran with nuclear weapons, there are elements which will respond with nuclear blasts in the centers of America's main cities." Meanwhile, Behzad Soltani, the number two man at Iran's Atomic Commission, proclaimed last week, "Iran will join the...
  • Civilization’s Lies [Victor Davis Hanson on the West embracing noble lies not squaring with reality]

    02/08/2010 6:53:14 AM PST · by Tolik · 32 replies · 1,231+ views
    pajamasmedia.com ^ | February 5, 2010 | Victor Davis Hanson
    One of the sad characteristics of contemporary Western society is the tendency to embrace noble lies. These are assertions and acts that don’t square with reality, with what we see and hear—and are voiced for apparently noble social purposes. Here are a few politically-incorrect examples.1.  Debt and Deficits. At our current rate we will very soon pile up between $18 and $20 trillion in accumulated national debt. We use the euphemism “stimulus”, talk of massive borrowing in terms of percentages of GDP, and casually pontificate about “inflating” our way out of the debt. The  fact is that the borrowing is now...
  • The West Is Choked by Fear [Der Spiegel Editorial defends "the right to offend"]

    01/06/2010 10:11:47 AM PST · by Tolik · 16 replies · 958+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 04, 2010 | Henryk M. Broder
    ... It was like listening to the blind talk about art, the deaf about music or eunuchs discussing sex based on hearsay. Because with the exception of the left-wing Die Tageszeitung, the conservative Die Welt and the centrist Die Zeit, every German newspaper and magazine followed the advice of Green Party co-leader Claudia Roth, who said "de-escalation begins at home," and erred on the side of caution by not republishing the cartoons. Prominent German psychoanalyst advised: "The West should refrain from any provocations that produce feelings of debasement or humiliation." Of course, ... left open the question of whether "the...
  • After Attack on Danish Cartoonist, The West Is Choked by Fear

    01/04/2010 10:10:29 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 14 replies · 588+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | January 4, 2010 | Henryk M. Broder
    The attack on illustrator Kurt Westergaard wasn't the first attempt to carry out a deadly fatwa. When Muslims tried to murder Salman Rushdie 20 years ago, the protests among intellectuals were loud. Today, though, Western writers and thinkers would rather take cover than defend basic rights.
  • Developing nations emerge from shadows as sun sets on the West

    01/03/2010 11:59:51 AM PST · by FromLori · 13 replies · 588+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 1/3/10 | Liam Halligan
    How bad was the last decade? Across the Western world, there's near universal agreement that 2000-2009 has been awful. After all, the "Noughties" were plagued with financial instability and plunging asset values, beginning with the "dotcom" collapse and ending with "sub-prime". Yet that's not the entire story. Not by a long way. You can only conclude the last decade has been disastrous by viewing the world through a narrow lens. Yes, the so-called "advanced economies" have performed terribly. But, then again, they have been subject to self-imposed policy blunders – in terms of fiscal and monetary profligacy and the removal...
  • China will soon have the power to switch off the lights in the West

    01/03/2010 11:49:05 AM PST · by FromLori · 46 replies · 1,600+ views
    At a stroke the cold reality of China's attitude to the outside world was laid bare for all to see. Rather than being a partner that can be trusted to work with the West on issues of mutual concern, the Chinese have demonstrated that their default position is that Beijing's only real priority it to look after its own interests, whether it is enforcing its zero tolerance policy on drug abuse or refusing to cooperate with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions. China's self-centred approach to international affairs should come as no surprise to the British government. American President Barack...
  • The West has 'lost' Iran and Turkey, with an assist from Russia and to China's benefit

    12/11/2009 1:35:31 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies · 529+ views
    Worldtribune.com ^ | 12/07/2009 | Dr. Assad Homayoun, Gregory R. Copley, and Yossef Bodansky
    Iran is already a nuclear weapons power, with externally-acquired nuclear weapons. Iran's present geo-strategic position is also transformed in importance by the end of the Great Game (or at least the component of it which began with the Russo-Persian Treaty of 1813, transformed with the Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907, and arguably concluded with the new Russo-Iranian understandings of the past few years). ShareThis Effective 2010, Iran is part of the Russian-dominated Central Asian energy and strategic framework, as is Turkey. In a parallel, and overlapping, dynamic, the China-Iran historical link has returned to the fore, especially given the PRC's position...
  • Shooting Raises Fears For Sanity Of Entire Western World

    11/06/2009 8:07:22 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies · 933+ views
    National Review's "The Corner" ^ | November 06, 2009 | Mark Steyn
    The Headline of the Day, from the BBC: "Shooting Raises Fears For Muslims In US Army" Really? Right now the body count stands at: Non-Muslims 13 Muslims 0 I was reading from some of this kind of coverage on the Rush Limbaugh show today. Even if you are concerned that it would be terribly unfair if all Muslims were to be tarred by Major Hasan's brush, it is, to put it at its mildest, the grossest bad taste to default every single time within minutes to the position that what's of most interest about an actual actrocity with real victims...
  • Polanski and Eurabia, Failure of Feminism, Europeanism: A Frantzman triple-play

    10/22/2009 12:56:58 PM PDT · by pango · 1 replies · 433+ views
    Terra Incognita Journal ^ | Oct 1,2009 | Seth J, Frantzman
    "...what is wrong with a continent of people who support the rape of 13 year old girls. Does that continent have something in common, morally, with Somalia where a 13 year old girl was recently stoned to death for being raped?" Next up: "...Black African women in 1800 had good enough sense to run from the slavers in West Africa who desired to take them in chains to the new world. But white women born today in Moscow, London or New York..." And, finally, "Freeing ourselves from Europeanism: How is it that the committers of the Holocaust are the ones...
  • Iran blames west for deadly suicide bombing

    10/18/2009 1:23:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies · 672+ views
    guardian.co.uk ^ | October 18, 2009 | Robert Tait
    Iran's Revolutionary Guards today vowed to take revenge after blaming Britain and the US for a suicide bombing that killed six of its commanders and 37 others in one of the country's most unstable provinces. The attack, which killed the deputy commander of the guard's ground forces, General Noor Ali Shooshtari, and Rajab Ali Mohammadzadeh, the provincial commander for Sistan-Baluchistan, inflicted Iran's worst military casualties in years and raised questions of intelligence and security failures in a region long blighted by a violent Sunni insurgency.
  • Al-Qaida releases new 9/11 video predicting Obama's downfall at the hands of Muslims

    09/22/2009 4:04:02 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 40 replies · 1,527+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/22/09 | PAUL SCHEMM and HADEEL AL-SHALCHI , Associated Press
    Al-Qaida on Tuesday released a new 106-minute long video predicting President Barack Obama's downfall at the hands of the Muslim world. The Arabic-language video, entitled "The West and the Dark Tunnel," is part of series of messages by the organization marking the eighth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Bin Laden released a short message of his own on Sept. 14. Like similar long messages on previous anniversaries, it featured testimony from several leading al-Qaida figures intercut with news footage from the past year.
  • Islam, the West and Our "Shared Cultural Heritage"

    09/18/2009 11:24:46 AM PDT · by Nikas777 · 57 replies · 868+ views
    europenews.dk ^ | 03 September 2009 | Fjordman
    Islam, the West and Our "Shared Cultural Heritage"Global Politician 03 September 2009 By Fjordman Just yesterday at the Coalition to Stop Shariah press conference in Washington, an Al-Jazeera reporter dismissed Shariah finance as innocuous largely because it was, he said, based on the shared values of the "Abrahamic faiths." Fjordman deals with that assumption here. Hardly a week goes by without somebody claiming that Muslims and Westerners have a "shared cultural heritage." I strongly object to this claim. The only "shared history" Europeans have with Muslims is being at the receiving end of more than 1300 years of Jihad warfare....
  • West returns to pre-Sept. 11 thinking

    09/12/2009 2:39:26 AM PDT · by Clive · 10 replies · 861+ views
    Toronto Sun ^ | 2009-09-12 | Salim Mansur
    Eight years after the events of Sept. 11, 2001 that unleashed the "war on terror" and brought regime changes in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Islamist (or Islamofascist) beast remains alive. The "war on terror," as former president George W. Bush defined it, is over and President Barack Obama's "overseas contingency operations" mean returning to the pre-9/11 world. This return to Sept. 10 thinking was anticipated. No democracy can wage any sort of war indefinitely and the "war on terror" went well beyond the duration of America's decisive engagements in the two world wars of the last century. Setting aside for...
  • Will The West Turn Their Backs, Again?

    09/04/2009 7:08:08 PM PDT · by RightSideNews · 10 replies · 1,003+ views
    Right Side News ^ | September 4, 2009 | Right Side News
    Christian Convert, beaten, raped and India Will Deport her to Iran to Face possible Death unless case can be reopened by petition. Exclusive: RightSideNews Interviews Marzieh Hosseinpoor Imagine, if you can, being Iranian, being a young woman, being an educated young woman. Now imagine being that educated young woman, working to complete a higher degree in her education and conducting research in order to do so. Got the picture? Good, now add to that picture, that this woman's area of research is related to something so taboo, considered so unseemly by the Islamic regime, if discovered, as to be an...
  • Infidel-o-phobia – In the Name of Allah?!??!?

    08/14/2009 7:18:58 AM PDT · by chaimke · 186+ views
    Freedom's Cost ^ | 08/14/2009 | Chaim
    Ah, but I can hear you gentle reader… if the whole world becomes Muslim, peace will surely reign universal. Will it? Well… that would depend whether the world is all Sunni, or all Shiite and even then… It was me AGAINST my brother, Me and my brother AGAINST my father, My family AGAINST my cousins and the clan, The clan AGAINST the tribe, The tribe AGAINST the world, And all of us AGAINST the infidels. So, why would peace loving Muslim organizations fail to condemn their extremists?!?!? Care to venture a guess, gentle reader? Shall we just stand idly by...
  • A Warning For America From South Africa [Excellent! Must read!]

    08/09/2009 8:51:32 AM PDT · by upchuck · 62 replies · 3,490+ views
    The National Messenger ^ | January 2005 | Gemma Meyer
    NOTE: This article was written in January, 2005. But it is actually more applicable and prophetic today than it was then. It is a little long but well worth your time. By Gemma Meyer (Gemma Meyer is the pseudonym of a South African journalist. She and her husband, a former conservative member of parliament, still reside in South Africa.) People used to say that South Africa was 20 years behind the rest of the Western world. Television, for example, came late to South Africa (but so did pornography and the gay rights movement). Today, however, South Africa may be the...
  • Global Warming a Fact in Three Western Countries

    08/01/2009 12:23:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 50 replies · 2,499+ views
    Angus Reid Global Monitor ^ | August 01, 2009
    A majority of adults in Canada, the United States and Britain believe global warming is a fact and is mostly caused by emissions from vehicles and industrial facilities, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. At least 51 per cent of respondents in the three countries agree with this statement. Conversely, 21 per cent of Britons, 19 per cent of Canadians and 17 per cent of Americans believe global warming is happening but is mostly caused by natural changes. Also, 20 per cent of respondents in the U.S., 16 per cent in Canada and 16 per cent in Britain...
  • Obama, Iran and a meaningless phrase

    06/29/2009 5:18:13 PM PDT · by FromLori · 5 replies · 303+ views
    It’s time to kill the international community. The phrase, that is. Usually shorthand for the governments of “the West,” the phrase is over-used (a Google search produces 447 million hits) and under-thought. It is often misleading and sometimes plain wrong. “The United States and the international community have been appalled and outraged by the threats, beatings and imprisonments of the last few days.” Which international community? Certainly not one that includes the world’s most populous country, China, where there were no signs of outrage. Instead, the Foreign Ministry endorsed the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as the choice of...
  • Western media abandons Iranian revolt news ....

    06/24/2009 7:40:11 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 51 replies · 1,008+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 at 3:23 pm | MataHarley
    The fickle and tunnel-visioned western media apparently has had it’s fill. For days the nation watched mesmerized as Iranian demonstrators, under physical and police assault, smuggled out news via the New Age Internet media even professional journalists couldn’t match.Yesterday and today… sans any shocking bloody videos to show… US news has turned it’s eye away from Iran and the citizens fight for fair elections and the right of free speech.Just because the media’s eye isn’t focused, doesn’t mean Iran is quiet and banking on the Ayatollah’s five day election review extension. In fact, since they certified Ahmadinejad as the winner...
  • The U.S.: Always Making Trouble For China

    06/20/2009 9:10:41 PM PDT · by vivi · 8 replies · 986+ views
    Forbes ^ | 06.18.09, 06:00 PM EDT | Gady Epstein
    A Chinese commentator says his country needs to stand up stronger to the West. This week we're turning the tables at Beijing Dispatch: Instead of offering the usual foreign-correspondent musings about China, Forbes invited an outspoken Chinese essayist to take a few shots at the U.S. and the rest of the West. Wang Xiaodong, 53, is one of the co-authors of Unhappy China, a controversial nationalist (Wang prefers "patriotic") tome that seeks to prod the nation into a much more aggressive posture in international relations. Unhappy China has received some harsh reviews from China's media and intellectual elite but has...
  • Gorbachev calls for perestroika in West

    06/07/2009 5:05:55 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 603+ views
    AFP ^ | June 7, 2009
    Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev called for a perestroika, or top-to-bottom reform, in the West, arguing that its current economic model was "unsustainable" and needed replacement. Commenting on the current global economic crisis, the ex-Soviet president who presided over the collapse of his country, said that it was now clear to him "that the new Western model was an illusion that benefited chiefly the very rich. "The model that emerged during the final decades of the 20th century has turned out to be unsustainable," Gorbachev wrote in an op-ed piece in The Washington Post. "It was based on a drive...
  • Multiculturalism, Anticulturalism

    02/22/2009 2:11:01 PM PST · by chaimke · 7 replies · 466+ views
    Celebrating and coexisting with other cultures besides one's own is very laudable... on paper! For multiculturalism to succeed, all sides must be interested and open to each other, the moment one side uses multiculturalism to weaken the other, multiculturalism is not only bound to fail, but will result in the destruction of the Western way of life. [...]Towards the end of Orwell’s Animal Farm the animal are shocked to see that certain rules have changed, a new one says: All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others. Every ethnic group, every religious group that ever came...
  • "Clash of Civilizations" author Samuel Huntington dies

    12/27/2008 6:43:54 PM PST · by rmlew · 22 replies · 1,212+ views
    Reuters ^ | December 27, 2008 | Muralikumar Anantharaman
    BOSTON (Reuters) - Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose controversial book "The Clash of Civilizations" predicted conflict between the West and the Islamic world, has died at age 81, Harvard University said on Saturday. Huntington, who taught for 58 years at Harvard before retiring in 2007, died Wednesday at a nursing facility in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the university said on its website. In his 1996 "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order," which expanded on his 1993 article in Foreign Affairs magazine, Huntington divided the world into rival civilizations based mainly on religious traditions such as Christianity, Islam,...
  • The Crystallization of the West and the Election of 2008

    10/11/2008 7:44:00 PM PDT · by B-Chan · 1 replies · 386+ views
    The Long View ^ | 2008.10.11 | John J. Reilly
    No doubt the current emergency discussions among the finance ministers of the developed countries to remedy the financial crisis will fail, if they do not fail, then no doubt they will arrive at a counterproductive solution. The problem is monetary and capital-gains tax policies designed to generate financial bubbles. Now that the last bubble burst with the force of a mid-range nuclear warhead, the Great and the Good can think of no better recourse than to pump up the power of the bubble-blowing machine. No matter: these pratfalls are not important. At the beginning of such episodes, no one really...
  • Russia may cut off oil flow to the West

    09/26/2008 4:44:50 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 44 replies · 987+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 22 Sep 2008 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Fears are mounting that Russia may restrict oil deliveries to Western Europe over coming days, in response to the threat of EU sanctions and Nato naval actions in the Black Sea. Any such move would be a dramatic escalation of the Georgia crisis and play havoc with the oil markets. Reports have begun to circulate in Moscow that Russian oil companies are under orders from the Kremlin to prepare for a supply cut to Germany and Poland through the Druzhba (Friendship) pipeline. It is believed that executives from lead-producer LUKoil have been put on weekend alert. "They have been told...
  • Third World crushes its entrepreneurs

    09/20/2008 11:43:37 AM PDT · by billorites · 38 replies · 253+ views
    Firmas Press ^ | September 2, 2008 | Carlos Alberto Montaner
    Why isn't a Bill Gates or a Steve Jobs born in Honduras? I mean, why is it that creative people don't emerge in the Third World, capable of developing innovative products and building companies that market those products, create jobs, generate large profits and influence decisively the fate of this planet? What we know about human intelligence and character features is that they're disseminated more or less equitably. The Finns who created Nokia and live in an opulent paradise in northern Europe are no more intelligent than the Dominicans or the Ecuadoreans who are crushed by poverty. On the other...
  • 500 years ago, Protestantism became a world power thanks to commanders like these

    09/07/2008 1:11:27 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 32 replies · 691+ views
    09/07/2008 | WesternCulture
    World history, as most Westerners interprets it, very much revolves around nations like France, Russia/Soviet, Britain, Italy and USA. These corners of the Earth, undeniably, have played major roles in the development of mankind. BUT, there seems to be a gap in the historical knowledge of several, otherwise well educated, Westerners concerning what took place during the period of approximately 1620-1720 on European soil. A lot of people seem aware that Britain at that time was not really, yet, the world's leading power and that France, Spain, Austria and Holland excersised much of influence over world affairs. However, during this...
  • Does military history hold the key to Western ascendency?

    12/28/2002 7:04:13 PM PST · by chasio649 · 35 replies · 491+ views
    In a recent article in the New York Times, Thomas Friedman wrote that NATO is essentially irrelevant. It had been replaced by what he tongue-in-cheek calls NASTY: Nations Allied to Stop TYrants. NASTY is made up of what he calls three "like-minded English-speaking allies", America, Australia and Britain, with occasional French involvement. He claims "what these four countries have in common is that they are sea powers, with a tradition of fighting abroad, with ability to transport troops around the world and with mobile special forces that have an 'attitude'." All four nations, he notes enjoy playing either rugby or...
  • Madrasses, Breeding Terrorists. A Muslim Response: It's All Our Fault

    08/22/2008 6:06:53 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 6 replies · 96+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 8/22/08 | Roger W. Gardner
    "the incubator of personalities that later lead Muslim society to extremism and violence." Islam's Fortresses Reprinted from MEMRI A note from Radarsite: Earlier this week Radarsite posted an article, reprinted from Memri on the unquestionable dangers of madrasses, both in Pakistan and here in the West. Today we received the following comment. This reply may be one of the most telling examples of Muslim thinking we have yet to see. For this reason, we are posting it here again in its entirety. If anyone wants to try to fathom the Muslim mind, and their take on the enormous problems currently...
  • The Jewel of Medina: More Cowardice in the Wwest

    08/21/2008 4:16:17 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 206+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 8/20/08 | Gary Fouse
    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by Gary FouseAdd Random House Publishing House to the list of cowardly Westerners who are submitting to the threat of Islamic anger. Now the esteemed publisher has announced that they are suspending publication of a controversial novel by Sherry Jones entitled; The Jewel of Medina-an account of the marriage of the Prophet Mohammed with an 11-year-old bride, Aisha. The author's Serbian publisher has also pulled the book. In the case of Random House, the decision was made upon the protest of a non-Muslim US professor. The Serbian publisher made the decision in response to the protest...
  • How the West Fueled Putin’s Sense of Impunity

    08/15/2008 10:08:16 PM PDT · by libh8er · 19 replies · 240+ views
    The Other Russia ^ | 8/15/2008 | Garry Kasparov
    Russia’s invasion of Georgia reminded me of a conversation I had three years ago in Moscow with a high-ranking European Union official. Russia was much freer then, but President Vladimir Putin’s onslaught against democratic rights was already underway. “What would it take,” I asked, “for Europe to stop treating Putin like a democrat? If all opposition parties are banned? Or what if they started shooting people in the street?” The official shrugged and replied that even in such cases, there would be little the EU could do. He added: “Staying engaged will always be the best hope for the people...
  • John Bolton: "After Russia's invasion of Georgia, what now for the West?"

    08/15/2008 9:29:43 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 46 replies · 179+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 15 Aug 08 | John R. Bolton
    Russia’s invasion across an internationally recognised border, its thrashing of the Georgian military, and its smug satisfaction in humbling one of its former fiefdoms represents only the visible damage. As bad as the bloodying of Georgia is, the broader consequences are worse. The United States fiddled while Georgia burned, not even reaching the right rhetorical level in its public statements until three days after the Russian invasion began, and not, at least to date, matching its rhetoric with anything even approximating decisive action. This pattern is the very definition of a paper tiger. Sending Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice to...