Friday, 30 March 2007
REACTIONS TO THE KRAUTHAMMER COLUMN
A short time ago I posted Charles Krauthammer's latest column, in which he
points out that Iraq is far more germane to the war on terrorism than
Afghanistan. You might or might not agree with this, but it certainly
is a tenable point of view which intelligent people can discuss and
But then we have the lunatic left mega-moonbat brigade. Those nice
folks I periodically talk about in here, and whose delightful wit and wisdom I
have shown you (usually with a warning to have an air sickness bag
You may not be aware of this, but the newspaper Mr. Krauthammer
writes for, the Washington Post, gives online readers a place to
comment on their columnists. And Washington Post commenters include a
very large contingent of the lunatic left mega-moonbat brigade.
Allow me to show you some excerpts of what they
have to say about today's Krauthammer column. You, too, can experience the elevated prose,
the delightful references to Mr. Krauthammer's physical disability and the
sweet little nothings about Jews (yes, Jews. The lunatic left mega-moonbat
brigade hates Israel and any Jews who support it. This leads to the
fascinating question of why so many among them ARE Jewish. Maybe I'll talk
about that in another blog).
Please do not blame me for what you are about to see. It is cut
and pasted, verbatim, from the comments area. And for your own
safety, as well as the cleaning bill for your clothes, the chair you
are sitting in and any nearby walls you are facing, don't forget that air
Funny stuff Krauthammer, but you would not recognize
a war worthy situation if it tipped you out of your wheelchair.
So, what is Charlie Krautnuts telling us this time? -
Is it that he thinks Nancy Pelosi is from Venus?
Charles knows as well as anybody that the most
significant and the most effective thing the U.S. can do to defuse terrorism is
to get Israel out of the occupied territories.
Charles you devil you. That Martian has got to be
Jewish!! Otherwise, common sense looks at your assessment and say, what the
f**k, you*re kidding me????? We*re responding to 9/11, not an invasion of
Kuwait!!!! Charles, you Ass*ole you! Who are you looking to convince to your
Jewish logic??? Face it, your buddy in the White House F**ked up, The only way
to save Israel today is to anhilate the Arab states. A little word to you
ass*ole, I think the Arabs are starting to see that.
No wonder MSM like wuzpost is dying a slow and
painful death. Crap hacks like Kraut Novak continue to be employed by papers
like yours, and your incompetent editors. May your paper die a slow death and
eventually be sold to the Chinese.
Hey Krauthammer....The partys over, you punk. Keep
counting the days until we haul your joo @ss to jail for manipulating public
opinion to get thousands of Americans killed in a war for
This is yet another right wing hawk with his head so
far up his backside,he cant see the forest thru the trees.
Is Mr. Krauthammer an idiot or is he just so totally
taken in by the Israeli-neocon fantasies about Al Qaeda being strong enough to
take control of a state.
The war is a lie. It is wrong, it is illegal, it is
immoral, it is a botch foisted upon the American people and the Iraqi people by
an administration filled with corrupt liars and born of the original sin of the
stolen 2000 election. They never should have been in the White House which
rightfully belonged to Al Gore, and being an illegitimate
I think someone should attach a 50 caliber machine
gun to Krauthammers wheelchair and drop him off in the middle of Bagdad. That
are take him to the highest hill one can find and push his as@ down the
Charles, hate to disallusion you but there is no -War
on Terror-. It is a figment of Bush-s deranged and degenerative
Krauthammer--- as insightful as he is
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall! And Umpty Empty had a
great fall. And all of them Brits, and all them Aussies: just could not help
Umpty Empty put things together, and get back on the wall ever again. Bushman
Bushman, have you any money. No Sir, No Sir, please dont be funny! I have burnt
it all in Iraq, in shock and awe, and in a big fart! Bushman Bushman, have you
any wool? Yes yes sir, yes yes sir, over my eyes and ears, just to keep me cool!
Bushman Bushman, have you any bombs? Oh yes yes Sir, Oh yes yes Sir, many
megatons!! For the axis of evil, and all the devils, and for those who are not
with us, and must be on the highway, join the attorneys! But after Cockooter and
Tcheney, and Krice and Debolton and Songalez, and AdMayar, so many Freunds, I
have forgotten to spell. But I like De Elephant in a China Shop as they say in
MaTexaz! (NOTE: This isn't specifically anti-Krauthammer, but it is so
looney-tunes that I couldn't resist putting it in
Trust me, folks, this is a tiny little sampling of the hatred and bile
directed against Krauthammer. If you want to see it all, go to http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/comments/display?contentID=AR2007032901987&start=141 .
You won't believe your eyes.
GUEST COMMENTARY: IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN?
With characteristic brilliance, Charles Krauthammer puts the war in Iraq in
perspective, while exposing the politically driven stupidity of Nancy Pelosi's
position regarding where and how to fight terrorism.
Usually I put the most salient points of an article or opinion column in bold
print. I won't do so here, because every word is important:
Which Is 'The Real
Friday, March 30, 2007; A17
"Our bill calls for the redeployment of U.S. troops
out of Iraq so that we can focus more fully on the real war on terror, which is
-- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, March
and the House have both passed bills for ending the Iraq war, or at least
liquidating the American involvement in it. The resolutions, approved by the
barest majorities, were underpinned by one unmistakable theme: wrong war, wrong
place, distracting us from the real war that is elsewhere.
Where? In Afghanistan. The emphasis on Afghanistan
echoed across the Democratic side of the aisle in Congress from Rep. Sheila
Jackson-Lee to former admiral and Rep. Joe Sestak. It is a staple of the three
leading Democratic candidates for the presidency, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama
and John Edwards. It is the refrain of their last presidential candidate, John
Kerry, and of their current party leader, Howard Dean, who complains that "we
don't have enough troops in Afghanistan. That's where the real war on terror
Of all the arguments for pulling out of Iraq, the
greater importance of Afghanistan is the least serious.
And not just because this argument assumes that the
world's one superpower, which spends more on defense every year than the rest of
the world combined, does not have the capacity to fight an insurgency in Iraq as
well as in Afghanistan. But because it assumes that Afghanistan is strategically
more important than Iraq.
Thought experiment: Bring in a completely neutral
observer -- a Martian -- and point out to him that the United States is involved
in two hot wars against radical Islamic insurgents. One is in Afghanistan, a
geographically marginal backwater with no resources and no industrial or
technological infrastructure. The other is in Iraq, one of the three principal
Arab states, with untold oil wealth, an educated population, an advanced
military and technological infrastructure that, though suffering decay in the
later years of Saddam Hussein's rule, could easily be revived if it falls into
the right (i.e., wrong) hands. Add to that the fact that its strategic location
would give its rulers inordinate influence over the entire Persian Gulf region,
including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the Gulf states. Then ask your Martian: Which
is the more important battle? He would not even understand why you are asking
Al-Qaeda has provided the answer many times. Osama
bin Laden, the one whose presence in Afghanistan (or some cave on the border)
presumably makes it the central front in the war on terror, has been
explicit that "the most . . . serious issue today for the whole world is
this Third World War that is raging in Iraq." Al-Qaeda's No. 2, Ayman Zawahiri,
has declared that Iraq "is now the place for the greatest battle of Islam in
And it's not just what al-Qaeda says, it's what
al-Qaeda does. Where are they funneling the worldwide recruits for jihad? Where
do all the deranged suicidists who want to die for Allah gravitate? It's no
longer Afghanistan but Iraq. That's because they recognize the greater
The Democratic insistence on the primacy of
Afghanistan makes no strategic sense. Instead, it reflects a sensibility. They
would rather support the Afghan war because its origins are cleaner, the casus
belli clearer, the moral texture of the enterprise more comfortable. Afghanistan
is a war of righteous revenge and restitution, law enforcement on the grandest
of scales. As senator and presidential candidate Joe Biden put it, "If there was a totally just war since World War II, it is the
war in Afghanistan."
If our resources are so stretched that we have to
choose one front, the Martian would choose Iraq. But that is because, unlike a
majority of Democratic senators, he did not vote four years earlier to authorize
the war in Iraq, a vote for which many have a guilty conscience to be soothed
retroactively by pulling out and fighting the "totally just
But you do not decide where to fight on the basis of
history; you decide on the basis of strategic realities. You can argue about our
role in creating this new front and question whether it was worth taking that
risk to topple Saddam Hussein. But you cannot reasonably argue that in 2007 Iraq
is not the most critical strategic front in the war on terrorism. There's no
escaping its centrality. Nostalgia for the "good war" in Afghanistan is perhaps
useful in encouraging antiwar Democrats to increase funding that is needed
there. But it is not an argument for abandoning
GAZA PRIORITIES: KASSAMS vs. RAW SEWAGE AND THE WINNER IS......
Some things need no explaining.
Here are two articles. The first is from the Jerusalem Post. The second is a series of
pictures and captions.
You can figure it out what their connection is for yourself. Bold print
used for Kassam rockets
It took seven years, but the
Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has finally put a stop to one of the more
ironic aspects on Israel's war on terror: Kassam rockets made of Israeli metal.
A Palestinian from the Gaza Strip who worked as a metal merchant at
the Karni crossing between Israel and the Strip was arrested by the Shin Bet
last month for allegedly selling pipes he bought in Israel to terrorist groups
that used them to manufacture Kassams, it was released for publication on Sunday.
On February 9, the Shin Bet arrested Amar Azk, 37. During his interrogation,
he confessed selling the pipes to Hamas and other terrorist organizations that
manufactured Kassam rockets, fired almost daily at Israel. The Shin Bet said
Azk's activities began with the start of the second intifada in 2000 and were
only brought to a halt by his arrest. The agency could not say how much metal
Azk traded, except that it was "significant."
pipes that were sold to Zak were intended for the construction of a sewage
system in Gaza.
From the wire
Palestinian women react after raw sewage erupted from holding pools
and swept through a village in the northern Gaza Strip March
27, 2007. At least three people died and 15 were injured, Palestinian hospital
Palestinian woman walks next to open sewage after raw sewage erupted from
holding pools and swept through a village in the northern Gaza Strip March 27,
Palestinian paddles his boat in sewer waters in the Bedouin village of Umm
Al-Nasr after a water treatment reservoir burst, flooding the village in the
northern Gaza Strip. At least four Palestinians drowned in the tsunami of raw
Palestinians walk next to open sewage after raw sewage erupted
from holding pools and swept through a village in the northern Gaza Strip
March 27, 2007.
General view of Palestinian houses flooded by raw sewage that
erupted from holding pools and swept through a village in the northern Gaza
Strip March 27, 2007.
Palestinians inspect their houses after raw sewage erupted from
holding pools and swept through a village in the northern Gaza Strip March 27,
Palestinians gather after a cesspool embankment collapsed in the
village of Umm Naser, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, March 27, 2007. An
earth embankment around a cesspool suddenly collapsed Tuesday, spewing a river
of sewage and mud that killed four people and forced residents to flee from
this village in the northern Gaza Strip, officials said. A local official
blamed shoddy infrastructure in Umm Naser, a town of 3,000, for the disaster.
ANOTHER TASTE OF THE FUTURE
Radical Islam is at war against western civilization. If we fight them,
we may win. If we don't fight them we will lose. Should that happen,
Western civilization will end and it will be replaced by.....what?
I've posted other "taste of the future" blogs in the past. But I
found this at www.sweetness-light.com and thought it
was particularly explanatory.
What you are about to read is an answer to a question about religious
freedom. It is from "ask the Imam", a source of information for the muslim
present....and, if we allow it to happen, the western future. Read it and
know what we are fighting against:
Islamic Politics >
Question 2492 from Canada
Was it wrong of the talibans to
destroy the buddhas statues? Islam teaches tolerance and I dont see how this
action on theirs can be justafied. What are you views on this?
It is wrong to say that Islam teaches us to
respect the religious beliefs of non-Muslims. To respect the beliefs of others
means to respect kufr and shirk. This is totally
Yes, what we do respect is their right to practice
their religion. In other words, despite the fact that we intensely abhor their
beliefs, should they wish to practice on those beliefs, we will grant them the
freedom to do so. This too is on condition that it does not conflict
with our interests
Firstly, let us not be fooled by the term
freedom of religion. There is no absolute freedom of religion. There is
not a single state on earth that grants its citizens absolute freedom of
religion. Even though such clauses appear in the constitutions of many States,
it is a relative term. Should anyones personal religious convictions and
practices conflict with the interests of the state, then such religious
practices will be outlawed.
So just as every other state on earth gives
preference to its own interests over the religious convictions of any citizen,
similarly too does the Islamic state give preference to its own
An Islamic state is established with the sole
purpose of establishing the Deen of Allah Taala on Allahs earth. The prime
object is to entrench Islam in the land. Should any individuals personal
interests be in conflict with this objective, preference will obviously be
given to the Deen. The Islamic State is established for the Deen, and not for
any particular individual or group. This will apply to even Muslim citizens.
Should their personal ideals be in conflict with that of Islam, the ideals of
Islam would reign superior.
While the non-Muslim citizens do have the right to
practice their religion in Daarul Islam, this is subject to certain
conditions. The need for these conditions arises from the fact that, should
they be granted absolute freedom, some of their actions would come in conflict
with the objectives of the State. Some of these conditions will be discussed
They may practice their religion within the privacy
of their homes
They may not build any new churches,
Should any church, synagogue etc. be destroyed or
require repair, they may repair or rebuild such buildings.
They may not celebrate any religious
festivals in public
They may not display in public any item
having particular religious purport, e.g. bible, Cross, statue,
Such items should also be removed from the
exterior of their places of worship i.e. No idol, Cross etc may be displayed
on the outside of their places of worship.
They may not ring the church bell, nor read
their religious books so loud that it is audible in
They may not invite towards their
The reason for these conditions is that the purpose
of Daarul Islam is to entrench Islam on the earth. Thus the salient features
in religion must only be that of Islam. No features of other religions may be
observable in public.
It is only when Muslims firmly enforced such laws
that Islam reigned superior on earth. Thus the object for which Daarul Islam
was established had been achieved
The cross is a religious symbol, and not an
idol or image. Yet since it is a salient feature of the Christians, they were
not allowed to publicly display it in Daarul Islam. All publicly displayed
crosses were to be demolished, as has been established from the decree of
Hazrat Umar bin Abdul Aziz (rahimahullah)
On the other hand the demolishing of idols
displayed in Daarul Islam is a religious duty. Unlike swearing the
mushrikeen, it has a purpose, which is to ensure that the atmosphere in Daarul
Islam is only that of Islam. Thus it is a necessary duty. In
carrying out our Islamic duties we fear not the rebuke of
Moulana Imraan Vawda
Assistant Mufti - Madrasah
Again: If we do not fight terrorism, this is a taste of what our
future will be. Do you like it? If so, then I suggest you demand
that we not fight. If not, then I suggest you demand that we