Dumber than dirt Obama adviser Bruce Riedel: Solve Arab-Israeli conflict, end global jihad

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Or simply just another delusional/wishful-thinking ex-CIA agent? “An Obama Adviser’s Not-So-Bright Idea for Winning in Afghanistan,” by John McCormack for the Weekly Standard, February 20 via JW

President Obama named Bruce Riedel, a former CIA official and Brooking Institution scholar, to head up a review team for overhauling U.S. policy toward Afghanistan and Pakistan. Via the Christian Science Monitor, a big part of Riedel’s grand strategy for winning in Afghanistan is, um, securing a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel:

Ultimately, the solution in Afghanistan may involve solving the age-old conflict between the Arab states and Israel, says administration adviser Riedel in a book published by the Brookings Institution, a foreign-policy think tank, last year. Al Qaeda, and the Taliban to some extent, continue to be motivated by the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians, Riedel argues. If that conflict is resolved, Al Qaeda may go away.”If Palestinians choose to make peace with Israel, the most fundamental point of Al Qaeda’s narrative becomes irrelevant,” Riedel writes. “In other words, making peace between Israelis and Arabs is not only wise policy in its own right, but also an extremely useful strategy for pulling the rug out from under Al Qaeda.”

* US has given green light for Hamas-Fatah gov’t, PA says

A few points:

1. The conflict between Palestinians and Israel is not “the most fundamental point of Al Qaeda’s narrative”–see bin Laden’s 1996 declaration of war against the United States. He cites a number of grievances regarding flashpoints throughout the Muslim world. Does the Palestinian issue really motivate jihadists in Afghanistan/Pakistan more than the conflict, much closer to home, with India?

2. The deep theological/ideological underpinnings for jihad aren’t going to go away if the Palestinians agree to a peace deal. Raymond Ibrahim’s recent review of The Mind of Jihad serves as useful reminder of this fact.

3. Is there any indication that Palestinians are going to “choose to make peace with Israel” in the near future? It seems delusional think that Hamas will choose to lay down its arms.[…]

If one of Obama’s top advisers thinks that holding Israeli-Palestinian peace talks at Camp David will lead to victory in Afghanistan, then we may be in bigger trouble than we thought.

Hugh Fitzgerald: Fitzgerald: A tribute to Bruce Riedel

One would love to get Bruce Riedel in a room, in front of a large number of other people (ideally, with Obama, Cllnton, and Holbrooke present) and ask him a series of questions about Islam. What has he read? What does he make of these dozen or five dozen passages of the Qur’an (Handouts dutifully passed out)? What does he make of these Hadith, “authentic” hadith (or “ahadith”) from the most “authoritative muhaddithin? (more Handouts, silently distributed to everyone present). And what does he make of the figure of Muhammad, that Perfect Man, that Exemplar, and his own campaigns against Unbelievers? And what does he, Bruce Riedel, make of such things as the beheadings of Buddhists in southern Thailand? Oh, but that, he will tell you, is simply a case of “Islamic nationalism” (!). Very well, then, what would he like to say about the mass murder of non-Muslim black Africans in the southern Sudan, with nearly 2 milliion victims? And what would he like to say about the beating to death of Hindus in Pakistan and Bangladesh? More


A Poster on Jihad Watch sums it up:

another Obama adviser ??
Let’s Recap–

1. The American people elect a president with a total of 42 days

experience as a U S Senator from the most politically corrupt state in

America whose governor is ousted from office. The President’s first

official act is to close Gitmo and make sure terrorists civil rights are not


2. The U.S. Congress rushes to confirm an Attorney General, Eric

Holder, whose law firm we later find out represents seventeen Gitmo


3. The CIA Boss, Leon Penetta with absolutely no experience in intelligence, has a daughter

Linda we find out, that is a true radical anti-American activist who is a

supporter of all the Anti-American regimes in the western hemisphere.

4. We got the most corrupt female in America as Secretary of State; bought

and paid for.

5. We got a Tax Cheat for Treasury Secretary who files his own taxes.

6. A Commerce Secretary nominee who withdrew due to corruption charges.

7. A Tax cheat nominee for Chief Performance Officer who withdrew under


8. A Labor Secretary nominee who withdrew under charges of unethical


9. A Health and Human Services Secretary nominee who withdrew under charges

of cheating on his taxes.

And that’s just the first two weeks. . . but who’s counting.

America is being run by the modern-day Three Stooges ~ Barrack, Nancy , and

Harry ~ and they are still trying to define stimulus.

Stimulus is where the government gives a smidgen of your tax dollars back

to you making you feel so good about yourself [stimulated] that you want to

run out to Wal-Mart and buy a new Chinese-made HDTV and go home and watch


la vie est belle en Amerique

4 thoughts on “Dumber than dirt Obama adviser Bruce Riedel: Solve Arab-Israeli conflict, end global jihad”

  1. * securing a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel

    This “peace” deal will result in Armageddon.

  2. Start by securing a peace deal between Muslims. When they stop lying to each other, they may start telling the truth to the rest of the world. Discover truth and honesty Islam, it would be a good start.

  3. Proverbs 30:4 (700 B.C.): “Who hath ascended up into heaven or descended? Who hath gathered the wind in His fists? Who hath bound the waters in a garment? Who hath established all the ends of the Earth? What is His name, and what is His son’s name, if thou canst tell?”
    (Psalm 2:11-12) Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
    Even after Allah confirmed the Torah and Gospel, Islamic Mullahs and Imams have tried to sell the lie that the Christian Gospels and Jewish Torah have been corrupted.
    This a complete lie! This lie is perpetuated by Islam, because of all the historic, scientific, and simple mathematical errors in the Koran/Qur’an – as you’ll see below… The Qur’an just doesn’t add up.
    “They” could not have changed the Christian Gospels after Muhammad, since there are 5,735 (Welte, 2003) manuscripts of the whole or part of the Greek text of the New Testament (Injil) pre-dating Muhammad still in existence. Worldwide, there are 24,800 copies of these original manuscripts. These include the Codex Vaticanus (325-350 AD) located in the Vatican library and the Codex Siniaticus (350 AD) located in the British Museum. There are also 80,000 quotations in the works of early Christian writers which are so extensive that the New Testament could virtually be reconstructed from them without the actual New Testament documents. Then there is the obvious fact that the Christian Gospels were so widely distributed both before and after Muhammad, that any attempt to change (add/subtract) something in the Christian Gospels would have resulted in immediate discovery and condemnation. Additionally, the New Testament was handed down from apostolic times and its genuineness was guarded by Christian churches, and it was zealously watched by enemies of Christianity. A very wide protest would have resulted from both sides were it tampered with. Likewise, the Septuagint edition of the Old Testament was always in the hands of both Christians and Jews, both rivals in religion. Any attempts to change this by either side would have been vigorously attacked.
    There are four more “safeguards” for the integrity of the Bible. (1) Jesus Himself read from Isaiah scroll in a Synagogue in Nazareth and declared it as Scripture (inspired from God), Luke 4:16-21; (2) The Dead Sea scrolls, found in 1947, verified the Jewish Torah back to 100 AD to 200 BC, when they were copied. Prior to this discovery, the oldest Torah dated to the 9th century AD. The Dead Sea scroll of Isaiah verified almost exactly the Isaiah scroll copied in the 9th century; (3) Early Church Fathers like Ignatius, Clement of Rome, Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Irenaeus, who wrote from between 90-160 AD all cited in their writings Christian Gospel accounts (Guthrie, 1990, page 24); (4) We know that the writings of Moses were preserved as far back as 621 BC. 2 Kings 22 speaks of this at the time of the Israeli King Josiah. Ezra 7:14, Nehemiah 8:1-18, and Jeremiah 36 also speaks of the Jews maintaining Scripture.
    Some versions of the Bible from 1881 differ in a few words here and there. However, the essential theological points remain the same and are complete. Bibles we recommend, that have not changed are:
    Protestants original Authorized King James (1611)
    Catholics Catholic Douay Reims – older versions
    The Christian Bible predates Muhammad and Islam by more than 575 years. The Jewish Torah predates Muhammad and Islam by 1,000 – 3,000 years. Muhammad said for Muslims to read the Bible for “Guidance and Light.” For Islam to say they are corrupted, then is to call Muhammad a liar for recommending it.
    The same Bible Muhammad would have seen (if he ever did) is in both (1) The Vatican (Codex Vaticanus) and (2) British Museum (Codex Sinaticus). It is all there, including Jesus dying on the cross as atonement for our sins. And, His resurrection, and ascension into heaven – in front of many witnesses. The New Testament is preserved in almost perfect condition in these two Greek texts which both predate Muhammad and Islam by over 200 years.
    Everything in the Christian/Jewish Bible is being authenticated by archeology. Consider the Babylonian cylinder inscription of Nabonidus (thought to be the last king of Babylon) which commemorates the reconstruction of a ziggurat at Ur by Nabonidus and records a prayer to Belshazzar (Daniel 5) his son ‘the firstborn son, the offspring of my heart’. Not only does this prove that Belshazzar was indeed a member of the Babylonian royal family, which had long been disputed, but it also explains why Daniel is told he could be the third ruler (with Nabonidus and Belshazzar more or less acting as co-regents). Also, consider the ‘chariot wheels’ divers found in the Red Sea, proving the Hebrew Exodus from Egypy was real; and that the Egyptian army chasing the Jews was drowned by God (Yahweh), just as was recorded in the Jewish Bible.
    Chariot wheels found in the Red Sea (Gulf of Aqaba)

    Muslims should note that nowhere in the Qur’an there is even a suggestion that the Christian Biblical text has been altered or corrupted. The word “tahrif” is never used with reference to the Christian Gospels (Injil). The Qur’an occasionally accuses the Jews of altering their Scripture (like in Surah 5:13); but it never levels this accusation at Christians. It in no way implies that the text of the Gospel of Jesus (Injil) has been corrupted. In fact, the Qur’an attests to the validity of the Christian Gospels, Zabur (Psalms) and the Torah.
    Jesus is the only way to heaven.John 14:6

  4. you seems to be naive, of the many terrorist attacks that have occured, the reason have been US support for israel.

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