Monday, August 25, 2014

OF COURSE Hamas are War Criminals

Flagrant Hamas War Crimes Broadcast Over International TV.  Yaawwwn. 

Found this lovely little webpage, produced by, of all people, the "Society of Professional Journalists."  This reference on the Geneva Conventions on the laws of war is chock-full of evidence that those filthy Hamasniks are, obviously, flagrantly guilty of multitudinous war crimes.  War crimes so numerous as to prove beyond any doubt that they are Hamas's foundational core strategy.

Let's see if we recognize any patterns of behavior that we've seen a few thousand times since Hamas murdered those three teen Joooooos in June:

Civilian shields

Civilians must not be used to protect military installations or operations against attacks. (Protocol I, Art. 51, Sec. 7)
Civilian status

Feigning of civilian or non-combatant status is perfidy and prohibited by the Geneva Conventions. (Protocol I. Art. 37, Sec. 1 

Combatant status :(...)

In addition to rights, combatants also have obligations under the Geneva Conventions.

In the case of an internal conflict, combatants must show humane treatment to civilians and enemies who have been wounded or who have surrendered. Murder, hostage-taking and extrajudicial executions are all forbidden. (Convention I, Art. 3)
Grave breaches (...)

 Grave breaches of the Conventions and Protocols are war crimes.

Willful killing, hostage taking and torture . (Protocol IV, Art. 147)

Attacking cultural objects when they're not located near a military target or used for the war effort. (Protocol I, Art. 85, Sec. 4D)

It is prohibited to pretend to surrender, without an actual intention to do so. (Protocol I, Art. 37, Sec. 1)

Pretending to seek a cease-fire with the intent to betray the confidence in order to kill, injure or capture an adversary is perfidy and is prohibited. (Protocol I, Art. 37, Sec. 1a)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

California Public School Teacher/School Board Member Spreads Hate-Israel Libels on Twitter

Traditional Dance Troupe in Holon, 
at 20th Anniversary Celebration of
Operation Solomon in 2011--
Yeah, THIS is what Israel was trying
Desperately to Prevent.  Right.
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Here is this lady's FaceBook page.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Rebuilding the Holy Temple: This Is The RIGHT Thing To Do, and We All Know It.

My friends, imagine if you will a kind of Einsteinian thought experiment, with the question being:

“Can we posit or theorize a single action that would:

*Make Ahmedinejad and the mullahs go weak in the knees with terror and rage?

*Shock and confuse the worldwide left-progressive mob?

*Refute, delegitimize and invalidate the theory and practice of shariah?  And provoke an existential crisis within the ideology of Islam?

*Leave George Soros and his White House puppet utterly confused and humiliated?

*Make courage and inspiration swell in the breast of every true Christian and Jew, and every other human with a soul, on earth?

*This action would instantly halt the largest ongoing process of archeological vandalism since the Taliban blew the Bamyan Buddhas to smithereens;  and actually restore one of the most storied and ancient religious sites of all of human history.

*And this single action could be executed by a sovereign, democratic government…without any need for an invasion nor intervention upon any other country.

*And, strictly as an added bonus...MAAAAAAAYYYYYBE even speed the arrival of the Messiah?

Imagine this, all in theory.

If we could posit such an action, would you support it?“

What’s not to like?

A REAL Troublemaker.

Ladies and Gentlemen, allow me to introduce the visionary Rabbi Chaim Richman, the international director of the Temple Institute, and a man who along with all of the great folks at the Institute, has devoted his life to rebuilding the Holy Temple of Jerusalem.  Yes, the same Temple that was built by King Solomon in 957 B.C.E.; demolished by Nebuchadnezzar in 586 B.C.E.;  rebuilt by Haggai and Zechariah in 516 B.C.E, and expanded by Herod in 16 C.E.;  and then destroyed a second time by Titus in 70 C.E.

This coming Sunday, March 30, Rabbi Richman and his dedicated comrades will host the Fifth Annual International Temple Mount Awareness Day (ITMAD)  webcast (and RE-webcast) live from the holy city of Jerusalem for 4 solid hours.   The purpose of this event is to increase support for the many organizations, both in and out of Israel, that are working to rebuild the Holy Temple, on its original spot on Mount Moriah.  Informative links to the program can also be found here, here and here.

Everyone knows that Israel liberated all of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War;  but I doubt if anyone knows exactly why, for nearly 47 years (so far), Israel refused to exercise its lawful sovereignty over the single holiest Jewish site, inside its own capital.  “It didn’t seem like a good idea at the time,” I guess.  But, as we all know, it’s never too late to do the right thing.

[And for those who have been misled into believing that only G-d himself can restore the Holy Temple to its rightful place, you need to listen to any or all of Rabbi Richman's 5-part video series, "The Holy Temple: Man-made or Heaven sent?," based on the teachings of the Rambam/Maimonides, that decisively refutes this pernicious and corrosive myth.]

Enjoy this interview with the founder of the Temple Institute, Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, who was one of the paratroopers who liberated the Temple Mount in 1967

One argument that has been offered repeatedly over the years is that, ”If Israel does this now, it will destabilize moderate Arab regimes, and threaten the Camp David Accords.”  Well,  as we review the wreckage of Western Mideast policy in March 2014—with the Muslim Waqf still being allowed to control the Temple Mount-- that argument is the deadest of dead letters, n’est ce pas?

On the merits, there is a compelling case to rebuild the Holy Temple now.  The Waqf has delighted in destroying and trashing (as in:  bringing to the town dump) as many artifacts from the original Temples as it could, and pursuing a rogue policy of expanding its two sites—the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aksa Mosque without regard for the Jewish archeological treasures that overflow Har HaBayit (the Temple Mount).  By commencing the rebuilding project now, and ejecting the waqf from the Temple Mount until it is complete, Israel will be able to preserve or salvage those treasures, in keeping with the universally-recognized high standards of its Antiquities Authority, without the absurd distraction of obscurantist-inspired riots to interfere with their work.

Perhaps most important, by making the inalterable decision to rebuild the Temple, Israel will effectively throw the deadly bucket of water onto the Wicked Witch of Islam.  Ever since Khomeini returned to Iran in 1979, revanchist Islam has become bolder and bolder in its threats against both Israel, da Joooooooooooos, and the West in general.  Indeed, the last time Muslim zealots felt so free to proclaim a coming “momentous massacre” was in the days of Gamal Abdel Nasser.  In 1967.

Nasser trafficked in military threats, was crushed on the battlefield, and was a shadow of his former self until he died a few years after.  Today’s Islamists traffic in koranic threats and prophecies, and until now not a single major figure has stood up to address and refute their disgusting libels.

But actions speak louder than words.  Once the Jewish Temple is rebuilt and consecrated on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem, can you imagine the shock and consternation amongst the Islamists?  Instantly, all these odious and lurid koranic sermons against the Jews will be rendered nothing short of ridiculous and laughable;  while the faith of the supporters of Israel will be strengthened and vindicated.  And will this lead to a more peaceful world?

Well, as a well-known Arabian Muslim said in 2001:  “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse, by nature, they will like the strong horse.”  What would demonstrate the strength of the Jewish people and their faith more conclusively than the rebuilding of the Temple in Jerusalem?

Just a few years back, what did the vile octogenarian Yusuf Qaradawi bray out to a roaring crowd of Cairo jihadis?  That he plans to pray at the alAksa mosque.   Imagine if his dream is thwarted by the presence of the third Holy Temple?  It might even provoke an aneurysm in the old demon.

Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan was pilloried by the sophisticates and beautiful morons for asserting that America’s (unsuccessful) effort to save South Vietnam from communism was a “noble cause.”  Reagan ignored the catcalls, and crushed an incumbent president-sophisticate.  That is a lesson for us as we contemplate how close we are to seeing the rebuilding of the Holy Temple in our days, for what nobler cause could conceivably be found on the face of the earth?

Let's all pray that this effort will eventually grow to become much more than a finger in the eye of Satan, something much more decisive:

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Just shy of 7 years ago, I pointed out that volcanoes have had an enormous effect on the earth's climate.  It is quite unappreciated how tremendous are the cubic tonnages of ash, gases, acids, and many volatile chemicals that burst into the atmosphere from even a small volcanic eruption.

Today (February 1) another "small" volcano erupted on the Indonesian island of Sumatra.  Take a look here at these amateur videos, taken from nearby the volcano,  Mt. Sinabung,  to get an idea of the colossal power of these events.  They positively dwarf the effects of man-made pollution.

And you thought THIS winter was cold...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Testing, 1-2-3. Testing, 1-2-3...

For my olll' buddy CoolCzech:

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Richie Incognito Didn't Do a Damm Thing Wrong

This is what happens when the offensive line fails to toughen each other up.

Have sports commentators and fans lost their collective minds?

Hasn't even a single one of them ever played on a post-Pop Warner football team? You know, where teammates--ESPECIALLY the linemen-- routinely smash, insult, gross out, cuss out, and variously abuse one another 6 days a week?   And then unite together in common cause on the seventh day, where they sacrifice literally bone and blood for each other against the Common Enemy?

One point that I've seen no-one else make--so I will make it here. In a given season, your average high-school-on-up football player actually plays against opposing teams less than 10% of the season.  Depending on practice hours, more than 90% of their playing is done in practice, against one another.

Of course, there is a double competitive element during team practices: first, who will be chosen by the coach to be the starting players, and get lots of playing time, glory, and in the pros, money;  second, how the team will practice against one another such that the whole team gets the maximum out of its potential, and works at its best as a collective unit on game day.  Every single player, coach, and participant at every level understands this as self-evident and hopelessly obvious. "We play as hard as we can AGAINST EACH other in practice all week, so we can work TOGETHER as cohesively as we can on game day. Of course!"

My gaawwd, in the practices and in the locker room after the practices, football teammates are brutal to one another...but this brutality is designed to elevate every player's performance, to ruthlessly get the most out of each player's potential, so the team will perform to its maximum potential.  Of course, in other sports similar things are done, but no other sport requires hugely muscled players to literally smash, grab, and slam into one another with maximum force and velocity on every single play of the game.  When a baseball player tries to make a point to his teammates by slamming his own head into his own locker, it's an exception;  when a football player does it, it's routine.

By all accounts, Richie Incognito was the Big Dawg amongst the Miami linemen, and took it upon himself to psyche up his comrades by time-tested and well-accepted techniques: threats, humiliations, insults, racial/ethnic/religious slurs (yes, and they traditionally go BOTH ways amongst teammates), and believe it or not, a vigorous and sincere bout of praise when he feels the teammate would really benefit from it (which is rarely). Maybe he misjudged Jonathan Martin, maybe he did not; but no-one denies that Incognito's sole purpose was to psyche up Jonathan Martin so he would maximize his performance.

It may be useful to take a little trip down memory lane, to see how athletes used to view these things in the 1960's, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth.  One of my childhood heroes was the Boston Celtics center Bill Russell, who won 11 NBA championships over his 13 year career.  Russell played 9 of those years with forward Tommy Heinsohn (who later coached the Celtics to two more championships.)  Here is what Russell wrote in his autobiography "Go Up For Glory" in 1966:

               "I said one time and I say it again that 
          (Celtics coach Red) Auerbach made one big
          mistake with Heinsohn.  He should have made
          Heinsohn run until he fell down and then thrown
          water on him and told him to start running again." 

Wow.  THAT doesn't sound very sensitive.  Sounds a little brutal, even cruel.  And do I really need to point out that Russell was black, and Heinsohn a pale-face?

But then again...There ARE those 11 championships in 13 years...Hmmmm...

The obvious unstated purpose of this Incognito/Martin "narrative" is to land a decisive blow in the bizarre Progressive battle to emasculate our culture.  This is a dangerous trend that has accelerated in the Obama years (notice that the mom-jeans President has officially stated that he would not let his son play football, if he had a son).  But these Progressives fail to understand that if you suppress and extirpate normal, healthy masculine urges that have been channeled into productive and controlled areas, then the result will NOT be less masculinity; the result will be abnormal, unhealthy masculine actions exploding in destructive and uncontrolled areas.  You have less riflery clubs, hunters and soldiers; you'll have more gangbangers and psycho gunmen.   Less football players and boxers; more wife-beating and rape.

We all need to push back against this idiotic emasculation of what should be a wholesome and properly balanced society, where masculinity and femininity bring out the best in each other by bold contrast, without the relentless demoralization of one by a baleful ideology.