According to Sham Times and other Arabic websites, jihadi social media networks posted the above picture of a child sitting on the ground while surrounded by armed men pointing their rifles at him. The caption appearing with the picture, purportedly posted by a supporter of the Free Syrian Army, is “Our youngest hostage from among the hostile sects of Kessab.”
Kessab is a predominantly Christian Armenian village in Syria near the Turkish border. Earlier it was invaded by jihadis, who terrorized, pillaged churches, and prompted some 2000 residents to flee. Initial reports had stated that about a dozen families remained as hostages.
Since the picture appeared on social media, many have expressed shock and outrage, condemning the Syrian “rebels,” while others cast doubt on the authenticity of the picture.
The fact remains that the “Free Syrian Army,” along with other “rebel” groups operating in Syria, are guilty of several crimes against humanity — including against women and children.
Oh….my….G-d….that poor kids, those poor people.
Obama says the debate is over and Republicans need to reach the grief stage of acceptance, but Jeffrey H. Anderson begs to differ:
In short, [Obamacare is] bad because it raises health costs, undermines liberty, costs jobs, and seeks to put American medicine under the control of the same folks who brought you healthcare.gov.
It might seem surprising, therefore, that Obama would have chosen to declare victory yesterday, imperiously proclaiming that “the repeal debate is and should be over.” In reality, however, his words might actually be true—just not in the way he intended. The American people hated Obamacare even before the Democrats willfully passed it, they hate it now, and they never stopped hating it in between. There’s strong evidence that the debate is, indeed, over—and that Obama and his allies have lost.
According to Real Clear Politics, since July 4, 2009, 458 polls have been taken on Obamacare. Twenty have shown Americans liking it, five have shown ties, and 433 (95 percent) have shown them disliking it. Perhaps even more strikingly, 299 (65 percent)—including the five most recent polls—have shown Americans opposing Obamacare by double-digits.
Imagine if Republicans were so stubbornly pushing something that was so evidently unpopular—and then had the gall to declare the debate over (in their favor). Do you think the mainstream press would let that fly?
No, I can’t imagine it. Republicans sometimes push unpopular policies—witness George W. Bush, persevering in Iraq even after the public (with an assist from the press) had turned against it. But they don’t have the sheer audacity to say debate is over, nor would the press ever let them get away with it if they did.
But that’s Obama’s m.o., and it has several purposes and is not “surprising” at all. The first goal is to shore up the base. The second is to simultaneously infuriate and intimidate Republicans into keeping their mouths shut. The third is to re-label opposition as illegitimate. The fourth is to talk people into believing that what he says about Obamacare is actually true—in other words, to piss on the legs of the American people and say it’s rain (or rather, wine).
Why would Obama think that fourth effort will succeed? Because in his previous life he’s managed to do just that sort of thing, through the power of his words and his personality. Why not again? He may be forgetting that the effects of Obamacare on people are up close and personal, and therefore might be more difficult to deny or talk his way out of. But talking his way out of things is his way, and the power of words has always been his biggest and most reliable power.
Children who took Easter eggs to class allegedly had them confiscated by “Muslim morality squads” patrolling a school in Birmingham, England, according to press reports.
The school is at the centre of an investigation into claims Islamic hardliners are attempting to infiltrate and run secular state schools in the city.
The mother of one of the students — who did not want to be named for fear of reprisals — told the Daily Express that groups of older students were taking the eggs from younger children and teachers were ignoring their actions.
“My daughter tried to bring in an Easter egg for a friend and one boy grabbed it and smashed it against a wall,” she said.
“Another girl of about 11 brought in a little Easter bunny toy that she wanted to show her friends. They grabbed that off her too. All talk of Christmas and other non-Muslim festivals is banned. The teachers just turn a blind eye to it.”
She added, “Older boys are going round in these morality squads telling off girls if they do not wear veils.”
How’s all that political correctness working out for you? From the looks of things, it’s working out great for the Islamists.
And this is why you don’t censor yourself or kneel down before the alter of political correctness. All it does is protect and encourage the radicals and nutjobs who will cry about “Islamophobia”, which is nothing more than a tactic to silence those pointing out their madness, if anyone calls them on their idiocy.
Nothing about England surprises me anymore.
This is not Ukraine, it’s Venezuela— Protesting against a SOCIALIST government! (2014) VENEZUELANS have discovered THEY HAVE NO MONEY! Coming Soon to America!!!
Don’t get too excited, Ukraine was protesting against a corrupt government too and ended up with…..well, I can’t really tell the difference.
IDF around town
Did anyone hear the Schmuck-in-Chief Passover message?
“The story of Passover…instructs each generation to remember its past, while appreciating the beauty of freedom and the responsibility it entails. This year that ancient instruction is reflected in the daily headlines as we see modern stories of social transformation and liberation unfolding in the Middle East and North Africa.” - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2011/04/obamas-ultimate-insult-to-the-jews-on-pesach.html/#sthash.mPAYHKAs.dpuf
Ms. Pamela Geller believes this message equates the exodus from Egypt to the “revolutions” in Lybia, Egypt, etc. If that is indeed what he meant, I….I’m judging…quite hard because no….us, gaining freedom and Egypt embracing a terrorist regime as their leader is not the same thing
And what small country would that be?
Chabad House Attacked in the Ukraine.
This past Shabbos night (Friday night April 18), the Chabad House in Nikolaev, Ukraine, was attacked by unknown assailants with Molotov cocktails (petrol or gas bombs). The attack was caught on camera…
Fortunately (hashgacha pratit), a passing driver saw the fire, stopped and put it out.
The Chabad Shaliach, Rabbi Sholom Gottlieb, stated it was a serious incident reaching the level of terror.
Being located in Southern Ukraine near the Black Sea and Crimea (100km from Crimea), it’s unclear but possible this is a result of Russian Nationalism and Russian rebels challenging the sovereignty of the Ukrainian government. This also follows closely on the heels of threats to the Jewish community in Donetsk, Ukraine.
If you’re surprised…don’t be. Ukraine has always been an irritating hotbed of antisemitism. Nothing changes.
OKAY, THERE’S NOT UNDERSTANDING HISTORY
AND THEN THERE’S “IGNORING HISTORY IN FAVOR OF REWRITING IT TO FIT YOUR NARROW-MINDED VIEWS”
France couldn’t stop Hitler!
THE GERMANS WENT AROUND THE BULK OF THE FRENCH DEFENSES IN THE MAGINOT LINE BY GOING THROUGH BELGIUM, THUS CUTTING OFF THE FRENCH MILITARY FROM THEIR SUPPLIES AND CAUSING THE FRENCH GOVERNMENT TO SEEK AN ARMISTICE AND EVENTUALLY SURRENDER TO THE FAR MORE MOBILE GERMAN ARMY. THE FRENCH MILITARY WAS MOSTLY DEFEATED BEFORE IT HAD A CHANCE TO FIGHT, AND MANY FRENCH COMMANDERS WERE READY TO HOLD OUT HAD THEY NOT BEEN INSTRUCTED TO STAND DOWN BY THEIR GOVERNMENT’S LEADERS.
Russia had a lot of guns and they couldn’t stop Hitler without the cold!
THE GERMAN INVASION OF RUSSIA CAUGHT THE SOVIET UNION OFF-GUARD, WITH LITTLE RESISTANCE FROM THE BLACK SEA TO THE FINNISH FRONT (AND HITLER STILL LOST NEARLY 1,000,000 SOLDIERS IN THE INITIAL OFFENSIVE). ONCE RALLIED, THE RED ARMY STOPPED THE GERMANS AT STALINGRAD, WHERE AN OFFENSIVE ACTION BY SOVIET GENERALS GEORGY ZHUKOV AND ALEKSANDR VASILEVSKY ENCIRCLED AND CRUSHED THE GERMAN 6TH ARMY, EFFECTIVELY TURNING THE TIDE OF THE WAR IN EUROPE. IF THE COLD HADN’T STOPPED THE GERMANS IN RUSSIA, THE SHEER NUMBERS OF THE RED ARMY (ARMED BY THE LEND-LEASE PROGRAM) AND THE BRILLIANCE OF ROKOSSOVSKY AND ZHUKOV WOULD HAVE DONE IT EVENTUALLY.
BUT LET’S BACK UP FOR A SECOND
I wish armed Jews in the ghetto could’ve stopped Hitler, but…
THE POINT OF ARMING A POPULACE AGAINST TYRANNY IS NOT A GUARANTEE OF VICTORY. IT DOES, HOWEVER, GIVE THOSE PEOPLE A FIGHTING CHANCE, AND THE FUCKING CHOICE TO DIE ON THEIR FEET, FIGHTING FOR THEIR FREEDOM, RATHER THAN BE WALKED INTO A GAS CHAMBER LIKE LIVESTOCK. THESE MOVEMENTS (AND MANY MORE LIKE THEM) WERE RUN BY HEROES WHO RISKED EVERYTHING FOR THEIR LIVES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND THEIR COUNTRIES BY REFUSING TO SUBMIT TO THE ARMY WHOSE BOOT WAS ALREADY ON THEIR NECK:
- French Resistance
- Soviet Resistance
- Polish Resistance
- Warsaw Ghetto Uprising <- done by Jews who were horribly outnumbered and outgunned because FUCK dying in Treblinka without at least trying to take a few Nazi shitheads down with them
- Bialystock Ghetto Uprising <- also done by Jews
- Lachwa Ghetto Uprising <- more Jews, who fought Nazis with axes, knives, iron bars, and even their BARE FUCKING HANDS because they couldn’t get access to firearms
- Czestochowa Ghetto Uprising <- guess who?
TELL ME, JON STEWART, IF YOU COULD, IN FACT, GO BACK IN TIME, WOULD YOU TELL ALL OF THOSE PEOPLE NOT TO BOTHER? THAT THE ALLIES WOULD EVENTUALLY COME AT SOME UNSPECIFIED POINT IN THE FUTURE AND THAT THEY MIGHT LIVE (emphasis on “might”) IF THEY JUST SUBMITTED TO THE NAZIS? WOULD YOU GO TO THE DESCENDANT OF A RESISTANCE FIGHTER, AND TELL THEM THEIR ANCESTORS DIED IN VAIN BECAUSE THEIR NATION AND THEIR PEOPLE WOULD’VE BEEN LIBERATED ANYWAY, AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE WAR EFFORT VIA THE EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TASK OF DISRUPTING NAZI SUPPLY LINES AND FORCING THE GERMAN ARMY TO STRETCH ITSELF THIN DIDN’T MATTER?
NO, YOU WOULDN’T, BUT BECAUSE YOU CAN SAY “I’M A COMEDIAN,” YOU SOMEHOW THINK YOU HAVE THE FUCKING RIGHT TO HANDWAVE THE DEATHS OF TENS OF THOUSANDS OF HEROES AND PATRIOTS WHO HAD THE GODDAMNED BALLS TO STAND UP TO THE NAZI WAR MACHINE, FREQUENTLY ARMED WITH LITTLE MORE THAN A SHITTY ONE-SHOT PISTOL AND A KNIFE, AS “NOT THAT IMPORTANT,” ALL FOR THE SAKE OF A “JOKE?”
THAT IS, WITHOUT A DOUBT, THE SINGLE MOST ARROGANT, IGNORANT, DISRESPECTFUL FUCKING THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ON MY TELEVISION - AND I’VE WATCHED BILL O’REILLY’S SHOW ON FOX NEWS.
TL;DR: FUCK. YOU.
Someone Who Actually PAID FUCKING ATTENTION IN HISTORY CLASS
Guns were kind of a big deal in the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave up his firearms due to pressure from pacifist groups who convinced him it was unbecoming of someone in his position, but previously owned “an arsenal” worth of guns. Malcolm X, however, stuck to the idea of armed self-defense, for good reason. The King family also believes that the Memphis Police and federal government had a hand in his assassination, but that’s an entirely different subject.
If anyone doubted that John Stewart is a hack and propaganda mouthpiece…
Claim all the rights you want, but if you think any of that justifies the obvious subjugation of the indigenous Arab populace (modern-day Palestinians), then something is wrong.
Indigenous Arab population? You mean the one that invaded in the 6th century AD? Jerusalem was established by Jews, it was built by Jews.
In all rational I have a question for you. WHY do you reblog my stuff? I know you reblog it from me and this isn’t the first time. I can tell. That means you either a. follow me or b. go to my blog and look at my posts. WHY? I will never, ever support any kind of land swamps for Palestinians, nor do I think they can handle independence. You arguing with me will equate to mountain not going to Muhammed. I do not waver from my principles.