The utterly wrongheaded policy that has American troops in Afghanistan devoting the bulk of their time to hearts-and-minds initiatives and to behaving like social workers is…killing American troops. When America pretends to have no enemies, its enemies do not fall into line and behave accordingly. And yet Americans are not allowed to fight back.
Yet another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert: “US casualties in Afghanistan provoke rage and frustration,” by Jason Gutierrez in theÂ Telegraph/via JW
There should be a full-scale investigation of this in Washington. But there won’t be, because most pols on both sides of the aisle still assume that it would be terrible to stop trying to be buddies to the Afghans and to fight a traditional war. They think we can actually win, i.e., create a stable and secure Afghanistan, by not fighting. Their naivete is probably incurable.
US Marine: “The Rules of Engagement Prevent Me From Doing My Job”
Someday, civilian and military leaders responsible for these rules of engagement, this policy of sacrificing American troops to make the barbarians of Afghanistan “like us” should come before at the very least a Congressional hearing, but at this point an out-for-blood people’s tribunal seems more appropriate. What they are doing to our military, our treasury, our power and our prestige is an unconscionable national betrayal.
The following news story describes the toll these rules, this policy is taking on our bravest young men — amoebas in a petri dish to the mad, see-no-Islam social engineers masquerading as American statesmen and generals.
From the Telegraph:
On a base near Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, Marines are grieving the deaths of a sergeant and corporal killed by the remote-controlled bombs that have become the scourge of the long-running conflict.
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“Nazi Israel:” Obama’s Official Web Site Equates Israel to Nazi Germany
“The majority of the Israeli policies are the exact copies of the Nazi policies”
by Bill Levinson
Barack Obama’s official Web site,Â over which Barack Obama’s organization exercises editorial control, carriesÂ an entry that equates Israelis to Nazis and their treatment of Palestinians to the Holocaust. Emily and her fellow moderators at Obama for America apparently did not consider an entry that compares Israeli Jews to Nazis as “disrespectful to our other users and detract from a welcoming community where all people can engage in positive discourse.”Â Here is the material that Obama for America approved for posting.
Nazi Israel … Indeed
Report: Israel Knows Exactly Where Shalit Is
A report in the London-based Arabic daily ash-Sharq al-Awsat, quoting Israeli officials, says that the IDF knows “exactly” where kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit is being held, and that the location is under constant Israeli surveillance. Hamas is aware that Israel knows where Shalit is being held, the report said, quoting an Israeli source.
The reason Israel has withheld from rescuing Shalit, the report said, is because of a fear that Hamas will kill the soldier if Israel attempts to rescue him. The site where Shalit is being held is surrounded by explosives, which will be set off remotely if IDF soldiers get too close, the source said, citing the murder of another IDF captive, Nachson Wachsman, who was killed when Israeli soldiers tried to rescue him in 1994.
Jack Straw ‘too close’ to pro-Hamas faction
Times Online – David Leppard, Kevin Dowling / Jack Straw, a Hamas boy?
You Can’t Say That
by Anne Bayefsky
Minority Leader Boehner: Obama ‘Subverts’ Constitution
House Minority Leader John Boehner is accusing President Obama of subverting and circumventing the Constitution by appointing so-called czars who are not subject to Senate confirmation or scrutiny.
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The Essence of Geert Wilders speech:
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- No doubt Abu Qatada Â and his disciples will Â love us for that. No Â doubt they will understand that treating them any other way would “make us just like them”- can’t have that, right? Right??
Francis Elliott and Deborah Haynes/Times
“”It is entirely reasonable to want one’s country to express its own culture through its institutions, laws and practices. Yet those who defend this principle are called ‘racist'” -Melanie Phillips
BY MELANIE PHILLIPS, WRITING IN THE DAILY MAIL
Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is ‘merely tinkering around the edges’
While the media minutely scrutinise Harriet Harman’s ambition, Jacqui Smith’s expenses and David Cameron’s taste in clothes, a lower form of political pond life altogether is expanding like duck-weed.
Last week, the British National Party won a council seat in Sevenoaks, Kent.
This should make us all sit up and take notice. Kent is not ethnically-riven Tower Hamlets or Bradford.
True, it was a Labour seat on this council that fell to the BNP’s Paul Golding – a charming character whom the party once expelled for allegedly attacking another BNP councillor.
Yet Suburban Sevenoaks is not some angry, marginalised working-class area but the placid Tory home counties.
This suggests that receptiveness to the BNP’s odious ideas is now spreading into mainstream British life.
Continue reading Melanie Phillips: The odious BNP is only gaining ground because voters feel so utterly betrayed