Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Guest appearance from my Shiloh friend Batya

"Read My Lips"

That's a saying Daddy Bush was well-known for.

Bush The 2nd has also been pretty clear about his opinions, if you bother reading his lips. The problem is that most Israelis just read the "edited" news and keep being "surprised."

All along, the Bushes have said that to them Ramat Eshkol is not different from Ma'ale Levona, and Har Chomah is just as bad as Otniel. It should all be judenrien according to the Bushes and their staff.

Rice, who was accompanying Bush en route to Israel overnight Tuesday, said that "the United States doesn't make a distinction" between settlement activity in east Jerusalem and the West Bank and that Israel's road map obligations, which include a building freeze, relate to "settlement activity generally." (complete article)

Strangely, it doesn't seem to bother anyone, left, right and center of the international political spectrum when apartheid means JEWS KEEP OUT. The Bush-Olmert-Rice-Peres (etc. ad nauseum) policy is an extreme and primitive form of segregation, based on religion and nationality. Arabs have freedom of movement, and the law protects their rights to live where they wish and buy homes where they wish. Only Jews are not allowed full civil rights in our Historic Homeland.

The Olmert Government is excitedly salivating as they announce their plans to destroy Jewish homes and communities. Like happy puppies they cheerfully await the approval of their foreign owners.

No pride.

The Israeli Government has allowed Bush's security staff to dictate the conditions of his visit to Israel. The fact that hundreds of thousands of innocent and peaceful Israelis are having their lives seriously disrupted. Businesses have been forced to close until the visit invasion ends, and that includes doctors and dentist offices. Streets have been cleared of traffic and that includes pedestrians.

As an American-born citizen of the United States and an Israeli by choice, I am sickened and embarrassed by this crass display of power and repression. There is no reason for treating us as criminals, just excuses. I believe that actions speak louder than words. And the actions of Olmert and and the actions of Bush and his entourage are not those of western, democratic leaders.
The America, which educated me, taught me to value the rights of its citizens and allowed the voices of dissidents to be heard.

I guess I shouldn't be surprised. Polls show that both Olmert and Bush #2 are unpopular in their respective countries. I guess that all these emptied streets and armed guards make them feel important and valuable. We're all waiting for them to jog off in the sunset together.

I received this in an email from my Uncle Ralph

I received this in an email from my Uncle Ralph. No author to attribute this to, but will worth reading.

Subject: FW: Something to think about??

A man whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism.

"Very few people were true Nazis "he said," but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories."

We are told again and again by "experts" and talking heads" that Islam is the religion of peace, and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the specter of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam. The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history.

It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honor kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims. The hard quantifiable fact is that the "peaceful majority", the "silent majority", is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic Murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And, who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were "peace loving"?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points: Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up , because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghanis, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late.

As for us who watch it all unfold; we must pay attention to the only group that counts; the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, at the risk of offending, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious and just deletes this email without sending it on, is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world wide, read this - think about it - and send it on.

Uncle Ralph, Thanks for sharing.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Freedom of speech is the first to go in a “Democracy”!!

Youths Arrested For Anti-Bush and Olmert Posters

1 Shevat 5768, 08 January 08 12:51


( Jerusalem Police arrested at least six youths overnight for hanging posters criticizing US President George W. Bush, President Shimon Peres and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

The posters showed the three men in Arab-style kafiyas, with the caption: "enablers of terror." It is unclear what the activists will be charged with.

Police said those arrested said they were just workers hanging the posters after being hired by right-wing elements. © Copyright

"right-wing elements" Wonder what that means. Must be the elements on the right side of the periodic table. The Periodic Table is often seen as a poster in a classroom. Makes sense to me.

Seems to me that ones to be arrested are in fact the "enablers of terror". Clearly what they are doing is detrimental to the life and limb of innocent people. But hey, this is a democracy after all.

Imagine that. An ancient Muslim Holiday sure trumps Rosh Chodesh.

Imagine that. An ancient Muslim Holiday sure trumps Rosh Chodesh.

Temple Mount Closed to Jews Upon Rabbis' Arrival

1 Shevat 5768, 08 January 08 12:43


( Jerusalem police closed the Temple Mount to Jews Tuesday morning, preventing rabbi from the Judea and Samaria Rabbinic Council from ascending Mt. Moriah, Judaism’s holiest site.

Police on site told the Jews who arrived that an ancient Muslim holiday had been found to be taking place and therefore Jews would not be allowed to enter the site. The police could not name the holiday.

“It seems that the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site, will be the first thing to be handed to [US President George W.] Bush on a silver platter," the Movement to Prepare the Holy Temple said in response. "The Jewish nation must oppose in every way the abandonment of the Temple Mount and Jerusalem to foreigners. We must be faithful and act with self-sacrifice against the initiatives of our enemies, both without and within.” © Copyright