22 September 2014

Pearls of Expression.

Of the Deliberately Inept Party [GOP]:

"We don't know what we are, but we are not them" is as failed an election strategy as I can imagine.
Comment by Schmutzli on "Democrats Unfazed." By Karin McQuillan, American Thinker, 9/22/14.

21 September 2014

It’s only a movie . . . .

Now, however, Obama is rejecting cooperation with Damascus – the only realist course with any chance of success – and is relying on a “fantasy” scenario to create some boots on the ground. No lessons have been drawn from Libya’s collapse into bloody anarchy, or from the failure of America’s decade-long effort to train and equip the Iraqi army, which disintegrated when faced with the IS three months ago. Such fiascos notwithstanding, Obama wants to build up a Syrian rebel force as one of the pillars of his strategy . . . .[1]
It’s hard to believe that this man is calling the shots in American foreign policy. He actually can look at Libya and Iraq and tell himself, "This time it will be different. No unpleasant and unforeseen outcomes are possible." On what he bases this belief, we are not told. The Middle East is in flames, and years of military effort and ruinous expense in Iraq and Afghanistan are for naught. And yet you'll search his speech in vain for evidence of his understanding of that.

The dead giveaway of impending U.S. policy failure is the invocation of phrases such as:

  • "we stand with people who fight for their own freedom" (especially if it’s freedom from infidels),
  • "common security," (not including the Arizona border and Southside Chicago),
  • "common humanity" (Lee Rigby not available for comment),
  • "bipartisan support" (as clueless as it ever is),
  • "steady, relentless effort" (feckless dabbling),
  • "seize the future" (sort of a commie thing),
  • "American leadership" (confidence builder!),
  • "mobilize the world" (it hangs on your every teleprompted word, Barry),
  • "the fight for opportunity, tolerance, and a more hopeful future" (and our constitutional order, free markets and free speech),
  • "an enduring burden" (like your leadership),
  • "our responsibility to lead" (Russia and China a sus ordenes),
  • "stand for freedom, for justice, for dignity" (but just "stand for"),
  • "solve ________’s crisis once and for all" (Ghost Busters),
  • "partner forces on the ground" (and unicorns),
  • "inclusive government" (always include your enemies),
  • "broad coalition" (of three),
  • "roll back" (scold),
  • "drawing down our forces" (cutting our losses on last addle-brained venture),
  • "targeted" (randomly killed), and
  • "eliminated" (like Gaddafi).

The gem "a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy" – uttered with a straight face – left out only the words at the end, "except where Muslims are involved."

In point of fact, ANY strategy that does not face full on that Islam itself is the catalyst for the carnage we see in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. We’ll squander yet more blood and treasure until Muslims are removed from Western countries and medieval Muslim states are quarantined and denied access to financial and other resources based only on a fortuitous control of oil. Until then there will be no end to Islamic terror and bullshit, no matter how many nitwits wet their pants over such necessary and unavoidable measures.

Well so much for our intelligent commentary. Mr. Trifkovic deconstructs the whole absurd Obama speech on ISIS. It’s a speech that’s more suited to the pages of The Onion than to a major political address by a sitting American president. But we got the latter and God only knows what the next catastrophe will look like. ISIS is the direct result of our involvement in Iraq and precipitous withdrawal. As a glimpse into the future, it’s as good as any.

[1]   "Obama’s “Strategy” and the Ensuing Non-Coalition." By Srdja Trifkovic, Chronicles, 9/17/14.

20 September 2014

The Turkish massacres of Armenians (1915-18).

Let no one doubt the full extent of Muslim barbarism after reading Dr. Bostom’s account below of the torture, humiliation, and massacre of Armenians in Turkey.

Police and troops obtained widespread cooperation from Muslim civilians in nearby communities. They participated in the barbaric events with enthusiasm and without reservation.

"My Hannity Appearance: Ottoman Caliphate Atrocities, 1915-19, An Order of Magnitude Greater Than Those of IS/IL." By Dr. Andrew Bostom, 9/13/14.

Right-wing fanatic.

[Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff] Sessions last noted that if [Facebook’s pro-amnesty Mark] Zuckerberg wanted to expand his workforce, he should consider looking at hiring some of the 18,000 American high-tech workers Microsoft will lay off.
"President of Zuckerberg Pro-Amnesty Group Resigns." By Tony Lee, Breitbart.com, 9/20/14

Pearls of Expression.

Reese Witherspoon has Celebrity Entitlement Syndrome

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A delightful new entry in the Celebrities Behaving Badly file comes to us this week from Atlanta, where the Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, 37, arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, apparently confused the traffic stop with an audition for an American Express commercial:

“Do you know my name?” she asked the cop who arrested her after she interfered with her husband’s drunk driving arrest. “You’re about to find out who I am.”
"Reese Witherspoon has Celebrity Entitlement Syndrome." By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times, 4/22/13.

19 September 2014

Worth your time.

In these days, given the perfect storm of lies that crashes at our door each day (purple prose alert), it behooves us to figure out on our own what the heck is going on (WTFIGO). The demonization of Russia and Syria is so obvious and so blatant that no one can be under any illusion that U.S. foreign policy is anything like what is being sold to the world.

These two posts are well worth your time if you care to consider some thoughtful and decidedly different perspectives:

The real monster – climate scarism.

Oregon-based physicist Dr. Gordon Fulks explains that the climate scare has “become a sort of societal pathogen that virulently spreads misinformation in tiny packages like a virus. CO2 is said to be responsible for global warming that is not occurring, for accelerated sea level rise that is not occurring, for net glacial and sea ice melt that is not occurring, for ocean acidification that is not occurring, and for increasing extreme weather that is not occurring.”
"New Hollywood Film Magnifies The Real Climate Change ‘Monster’." By Tom Harris and Bob Carter, EPAAbuse.com, 9/18/14.

18 September 2014

Uh oh.

The Free Syrian Army has announced that it will not sign up to the US-led coalition to destroy Islamic State (IS) militants in Iraq and Syria. The group’s founder, Colonel Riad al-Asaad, stressed that toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is their priority, and that they will not join forces with US-led efforts without a guarantee that the US is committed to his overthrow……

The announcement comes a day after a ceasefire was signed between another rebel group, the Syrian Revolutionary Front (SRF), and IS fighters in Damascus. The details of the truce agreement, published by Arabic news site Orient Net, showed that the two sides had agreed not to target each other. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that IS and the SRF had agreed that Assad’s government and the forces allied to it are the principal enemy.[1]

So this leaves precisely whom for Obama to train, arm and sic on ISIS? The available field of "just right" ISIS ass kickers appears to be smaller by something on the order of, oh, ALL of the "moderates" currently in the field in Syria.

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade or anything, but isn’t this genius initiative by Spanky and Our Gang who are currently running the country dead in the cradle? Can this be pointed out?

More to the point. This is surely something that is perfectly obvious to anyone within the sound of Rachel Maddow's voice. Ergo, Obama and his controllers don't see ISIS as any kind of a threat to us. No. The threat we're going to spend $500 million borrowed from the Chinese and Japanese on is the Assad government.

When did taking out Assad become our number one foreign policy objective?

Notes. [1] "Middle east press" source quoted in " The Tower Of Babel Comes To Paris: The Folly Of Obama’s “War” On ISIS." By David Stockman, David Stockman’s Contra Corner, 9/18/14 (emphasis added).

Color-blind idiocy.

What did Kotkin and the “pro-immigrant” crowd think would happen when we admitted never ending waves of non-white immigrants from the authoritarian, lawless chaotic kleptocracies of Africa and Latin America?

Did no one expect that the immigrants would bring their style of government with them wherever they go, along with the rest of their enriching qualities, like drunk driving, gang membership, honor killings, genital mutilation, and rampant out-of-wedlock birth? [Between Crime, Separatism, and Racial Tensions, Can Spain Pull Through? By Malcolm Bieth, The Atlantic Monthly, July 24, 2013]

This color-blind idiocy of liberal (and too many “conservative”) Americans is astonishing. Since 1965, America has admitted the poorest, most ignorant, most anti-white immigrants we can find.

"Joel Kotkin Surprised by “Progressive Clerisy” (Hint: Think Non-White Population Growth)." By Thomas Martel, Vdare, 9/15/14 (links omitted).

Sneakin’ in to the U.S.A. — the music video!

By Rusty Humphries.