Friday, January 30, 2009

Rep. Eric Cantor is Stunned to Learn That RJC Leader Matt Brooks Pays Himself $700,000

Matt Brooks - Because Life is Good...

Sources confirm that a group of Republican Jewish leaders brought the hammer down on Republican Jewish Coalition Director Matt Brooks in a meeting with Republican Congressional Whip, Rep. Eric Cantor. The senior Republican Representative Cantor, who earns $174,000 annually, was stunned to learn from the meeting participants that Matt Brooks pays himself $700,000 annually from contributions of unsuspecting Jewish Republicans to the RJC (A non-profit). Matt Brooks loves to gamble and participated in the World Series of Poker in Vegas during this past election year. He led the RJC's campaign as Senator Obama carried over 77% of the Jewish vote. Following the election, Brooks sent out an e-mail to RJC members touting the "accomplishment" and asking for more money. Matt Brooks has headed the RJC for decades and has become jokingly known as the Fidel Castro of Republican Jews. The dear leader for life. According to sources, the Jewish leaders who participated in the meeting demanded accountability and indicated that they will not support the RJC as long as Matt Brooks remains: The RJC may be a non-profit, but it sure looks PROFITABLE for Matt Brooks.

Update: I just got this e-mail from Matt Brooks:

Hi Joe....Just wanted to give you a heads-up that there was a typo in your post. It’s Congressional Whip...not Wipe. Since you’ve gotten your facts way off base, thought you’d at least like to get your spelling correct.


Best,
-Matt

Dear Matt,

I want to thank you for the response and for pointing out that typo. Those who know me, know that typos are a weakness of mine. We all have our weaknesses I guess. In any event, You state that my facts are "way off base". I am very interested in getting my facts right, and will be happy to correct them. Can you help?

My understanding is that you are paid about $500,000 from the RJC and its satellites such as the Jewish Policy Center. I'm not including Freedom's Watch in that, should I? Combined with perks, benefits, bonuses and reimbursements I come up with around $700,000. Do you pay yourself commissions on fundraising? If this is "way off base", can you please correct me with the accurate numbers? How does one get paid full time salaries while working part time for different non-profit organizations? Or is it that you are working full time for multiple organizations? Or maybe there's more than one Matt Brooks? How many paid vacation days do you take per year? What hotels do you stay at on "official business"? What are the nature of your reimbursements? Am I wrong about the World Series of Poker and heavy gambling? I know the entry fee back in 2006 was $10,000. I know that you are listed as a pro on-line poker player (Unless you say that's not you). Some would call that a hobby, others might call it something else. Were you at the tables in Vegas instead of a large RJC event at the Ronald Reagan Library and Museum? Is it true that you haven't met with the Chairman of the RNC in years? Is it true that you hired a "life coach" as a consultant? Are all of the reports about your high-on-the-hog lifestyle of luxury hotels, first class travel and extravagant expenditures wrong? I understand that during this last campaign year you were spotted in Nantucket, Palm Beach, Aspen, Macau, and multiple times in Las Vegas and the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills... and showing off parts of your fancy-dancy 1,350 bottle wine collection at the Capital Grill in Washington... in a tireless effort to elect John McCain. That's pretty good for a staffer for a non-profit, don't you think? There have been reports of.. ah.. how should I put this, abrasive behavior towards staff and RJC members, not true? Why are there only two women out of 60 members on the RJC Board? How many large RJC donors have quit the RJC because of their concern about the attitudes reflected in this kind of extravagance? How does your compensation compare to Howard Kohr's over at AIPAC who manages to run a far larger and more important organization without sending out press releases with his name all over it every five minutes? Is it at least triple what Howard gets? And how does it compare to your counterpart at the NJDC? How about at the NRA? Maybe five times more? Are you in favor of transparency so that every RJC member (or every board member at the very least) can review the RJC's itemized financials, especially expenses down to the last dime? According to the RJC and JPC's 2007 990's, $163,818 were paid that year in accounting fees. Is that normal? For those kinds of numbers there should be some pretty good records, right?. How about we just open the books and let members judge for themselves? Help us help you. What do you say Matt?

Finally, and most importantly because this goes towards the bottom line, am I wrong about Obama wining 77% of the Jewish vote? Please correct the record with facts and numbers, I promise to post your response. many thanks for your help.

Joe

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UPDATE: After carefully going over the RJC and the Jewish Policy Centers 2007 990's, a few things pop out:

The first thing that pops out is that the accusations made at the meeting with Rep. Cantor, and left unexplained by Matt Brooks, are extremely plausible and left unexplained, should be considered accurate. The two organizations share the same office. The RJC declared $3,430,872 in contributions, while the JPC declared $477,269, for a total of $3,908,141. Below are a few of the declared combined expenses of the two organizations:

* Under "officers, directors and key employees", that must be you, unless there is someone else that is paid in those categories that no one knows about? We have $559,183. Higher than estimated.

* Under "other expenses not covered Above" we have a whopping $1,055,836. There's the hole you could drive a truck through.

* Under "salaries and wages of employees not included in 25a,b and c" we have $1,235,804. That must be everybody else, unless you are tucked in there too? I must say that number actually seems plausible with four regional directors and 9 staff (or something like that).

* For Telephone the organizations paid a total of: $69,139 in 2007 alone. I'll let others make their judgement but that seems a little high for five small offices in the age of instant on-line communications.

* For accounting in 2007, $163,818 was paid. Hmmm, Maybe it's just me. Are you personal friends with this accountant?

* Under "travel" we have $45,888. That is certainly mostly you, but I don't put that into the equation.

etc... etc...

The point is Matt, that you can see how someone might get the wrong impression. You can see how the $700,000 in total after expenses, perks, benefits, bonuses and reimbursements, and all that good stuff... may seem highly plausible to a regular person with basic common sense, and may seem offensive to some contributors who may have the strange idea that a non-profit staffer should be a little less extravagant and a little more humble. Please, please, set the record straight, just give us an explanation that can be verified because nobody wants to be operating under the wrong impression. Many thanks for your help.

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Update: Hey, I just got an Anonymous comment saying that "with your extensive research of Matt Brooks' hobbies and personal life, you seem obsessive. Kinda like a stalker." It came from I.P. address 96.231.111 (Verizon Internet Service) in Washington DC. Gee I can't imagine who in DC would send such a message? I say we find out who owns that I.P. address.

I love the term "hobbies, kinda like stamp collecting, and airplane modeling right? Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to drinking and gambling... in moderation. as for "stalking", perhaps you have heard of the term "investigative Journalism?" What? only the New York Times are allowed to do that? Oh, the New York Times. That can be arranged.


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Debbie Schlussel is tough and a good lawyer, and was one of the first (if not THE first) to recognize the problems with the RJC. Read a few of her postings on this matter here:
Beware of the RINO-JINOs: The Republican "Jewish" Coalition Panders to Islamists, Israel's (& America's) Enemies

Jewish Republicans Host Islamic Terror Supporter

Time for Top Jewish Republican to GOOOOOO

Remember: BAD PEOPLE PREVAIL WHEN GOOD PEOPLE REMAIN SILENT.

Michael Steele Wins! Is the Chairman of the National Republican Party


OK! My candidate won. I served of on the Advisory Committee of Ex-Im Bank with Michael and I know him to be a solid person who will lead the party with confidence and competence. A big congrats to Michael Steel.

Rep. Eric Cantor is Stunned to Learn That RJC Leader Matt Brooks Pays Himself $700,000

Matt Brooks - Life is Good...

A group of Republican Jewish leaders brought the hammer down on Republican Jewish Coalition Director Matt Brooks in a meeting with Republican Congressional Whip, Rep. Eric Cantor. The senior Republican Representative Cantor, who earns $174,000 annually, was stunned to learn from the meeting participants that Matt Brooks pays himself $700,000 annually from contributions of unsuspecting Jewish Republicans. Matt Brooks, who loves to gamble in Vegas and participated in the World Series of Poker during this past election year, lead the RJC's campaign as Senator Obama carried over 77% of the Jewish vote. Following the election, Brooks sent out an e-mail to RJC members touting the "accomplishment" and asking for more money. Matt Brooks has headed the RJC for decades and has become jokingly known as the Fidel Castro of Republican Jews. The dear leader for life. The Jewish leaders who participated in the meeting demanded accountability and indicated that they will not support the RJC as long as Matt Brooks remains.

Update: I just got this e-mail from Matt Brooks:
Hi Joe....Just wanted to give you a heads-up that there was a typo in your post. It’s Congressional Whip...not Wipe. Since you’ve gotten your facts way off base, thought you’d at least like to get your spelling correct.


Best,
-Matt

Dear Matt,

I want to thank you for the response and for pointing out that typo. Those who know me, know that typos are a weakness of mine. We all have our weaknesses I guess. In any event, You state that my facts are "way off base". I am very interested in getting my facts right, and will be happy to correct them.

My understanding is that you are paid about $500,000 from the RJC and its satellites such as the Jewish Policy Center. I'm not including Freedom's Watch in that, should I? Combined with perks, benefits and reimbursements I come up with around $700,000. If this is "way off base", can you please correct me with the accurate numbers? How does one get paid full time salaries while working part time for different organizations? How many vacation days do you take per year? What hotels do you stay at on "official business"? What are the nature of your reimbursements? Am I wrong about the world series of Poker and gambling? I know the entry fee back in 2006 was $10,000. I know that you are listed as a professional poker player. Some would call that a hobby, others might call it something else. Were you in Vegas instead of a large RJC event at the Ronald Reagan Museum and Library? Is it true that you haven't met with the Chairman of the RNC in years? Are all of the reports about your high-on-the-hog lifestyle of luxury hotels, first class travel and extravagant expenditures wrong? I understand that during this last campaign year you were spotted in Nantucket, Palm Beach, Aspen, Macau, and multiple times in Las Vegas and the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills... and frequently visiting your fancy-dancy wine collection at the Capital Grill in Washington in a tireless effort to elect John McCain. How many large RJC donors have quite the RJC because of their concern about the attitudes reflected in this kind of extravagance? Are you in favor of transparency so that every RJC member (or every board member at the very least) can review the RJC's itemized financials (a non-profit), especially expenses down to the last dime?

Finally, and most importantly because this goes towards the bottom line, am I wrong about Obama wining 77% of the Jewish vote? Please correct the record with facts and numbers, I promise to post your response. many thanks for your help.

Joe

Debbie Schlussel was one of the first (if not THE first) to recognize the problems with the RJC. Read a few of her postings on this matter here:
Beware of the RINO-JINOs: The Republican "Jewish" Coalition Panders to Islamists, Israel's (& America's) Enemies

Jewish Republicans Host Islamic Terror Supporter

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nancy Pelosi Explains How $335 Million Dollars for Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention "Stimulates the Economy" and "Create Jobs"


Good lord! This is who is in charge of the United States Congress.

Obama's UN Ambassador Susan Rice: Israel Should Investigate Itself for War Crimes

Oh my God! How disgusting is this! Obama's new UN Ambassador Susan Rice wants to "fit right in" at the UN.

"We expect Israel will meet its international obligations to investigate..." She also hinted that Obama had a different attitude towards The Hague-based International Criminal Court: "The International Criminal Court, which has started its first trial this week, looks to become an important and credible instrument for trying to hold accountable the senior leadership responsible for atrocities..."
Israel will sooner or later need to realize that it is dealing with a pretty scummy group in Obama's foreign policy team who have every intention to do damage to Israel survival prospects. These are not friends of Israel, although they well certainly package themselves that way.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Captain Leon Gelman Turns 80

A quick tribute to my father who turned 80 recently:
FLASH: far East Air force, July 18, 1951:
3rd BOMBARDMENT WING, JAPAN---2ND Lt. Leon Gelman is congratulated by 3rd Bomb Wing commander Col. Virgil L. Zoller upon receiving the United States Air Medal. Lt. Gelman was decorated for meritorious service while flying night missions over Korea in Fifth Air Force B-26 bombers.

Captain Leon Gelman began his military career as a Paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne under the command of "Slim" Jim Gavin. He later joined the Air Force. He is a Disabled American Veteran. A big congrats on reaching 80! I know there were days that you couldn't imagine reaching 80.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The New Blood Libel: Israel=Nazi

If there is one theme that stood out in the demonstrations around the world during the Gaza conflict it was the narrative that Israel is “like the Nazis.” At virtually every pro-Hamas demonstration, people carried signs showing the Israeli flag with a Swastika instead of a Star of David. The word Nazi in reference to Israel was shouted out frequently from Islamabad to Amsterdam to Toronto. Ironically, in many places pro-Hamas demonstrators accused Israel of being “like Nazis” at the same time they were shouting “Jews to the ovens” and “Hitler was right.” At least at one location that I know of, in Calgary, Canada, pro-Hamas demonstrators actually marched side by side with real Neo-Nazi skinheads while comparing Israel to Nazis.

To accuse Israel of being "like Nazis" accomplishes a great deal for your average Israel hater/anti-Semite. After all, what does one do to a Nazi? Is violent “resistance” and total war against Nazis and their sympathizers not justified? There is no worse thing you can accuse a person of being than a Nazi, there is no insult that cuts deeper, no words that could be more incendiary, especially if you throw the charge at Jews whose families and close ancestors were the primary victims of the Nazis... and Muslims know it. They also know that some guilt-ridden Europeans and some Christians (especially leftists), take perverse comfort in the idea that the victims of the Holocaust are somehow “like Nazis”. If the children of the victims of Nazi crimes can themselves be labeled “like Nazis” than perhaps the parents and grandparents who committed the real Nazi crimes (or were indifferent to them) are not as guilty as has been portrayed. Perhaps the victims are not as innocent as has been portrayed. That's why you have more than a few Catholic priests (certainly not a majority) who like to make the "Israel=Nazis" analogy, hoping that such warped observations might help absolve Vatican indifference to the greatest crime and the greatest sin in all of human history, an indifference lead by Pope Pius XII.

Some Islamists and their leftist fellow-travelers seem to think that by calling Jews Nazis they become immune to the charge themselves. Indeed, they should look in the mirror. The old blood-libel is back in a new form: "Kill the Jews... because they're like Nazis," and it's coming from Islamists and leftists. Open, unrestrained Jew-hatred of the kind not seen since the 1930's flooded the streets of major world cities last month. If that is not an alarm bell, I don't know what is.

Joe Gelman

Monday, January 26, 2009

Pat Condell: It is not Greet Wilders But The Netherland Judicial System That is on Trail

As usual, I delegate the official Neocon Express position on Radical Islam to Pat Condell, and bow to his superior knowledge and delivery. What would we do without Pat? If he was in the Netherlands he would be in jail right now. As it is, he is barely a free man in England:


Nut-job: Jimmy Carter: Hamas not terrorists, they can be trusted
Nut-Job: Pelosi: Birth control "stimulus" will create jobs
Nut-Job: Robert Reich: No stimulus should go to white males

The first foreign leader that Obama called as President of the United States was Palestinian strongman Mahmud Abbas. Now we have word that Obama Did his First Formal TV Interview as President with... Al-Arabiya TV. He is off to a disturbing start. Is a pattern emerging? Of maybe all of this is just a head-fake? Hope springs eternal.

Good lord! It's only been a week of Obama and the crazies have already been set loose.

Louis Michel, The European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid: Hamas is fully responsible for Gaza war

FINALLY!!! A European man who gets it. I didn't think that there were any men left in Europe, but as it turns out, there is one. Louis Michel, European Commissioner for Development and Humanitarian Aid went to the Jabalia neighborhood in Gaza yesterday and said the following in a press conference:

"At this time we have to also recall the overwhelming responsibility of Hamas. I intentionally say this here - Hamas is a terrorist movement and it has to be denounced as such. Public opinion is fed up to see that we are paying over and over again - be it the [European] commission, the member states or the major donors - for infrastructure that will be systematically destroyed. Hamas uses civilians as human Shields and provoked the war by firing rockets at Israeli civilians for years. When you purposefully kill innocents, it is not resistance. It is terrorism."
A Hamas official, Mushir al-Masri, was quoted by Reuters as saying his group was "shocked", "SHOCKED!!!" at Michel's comments. It is very rare for a European to tell the truth, most of them are afraid of their own shadow, and are terrified of crazy Muslims. But here we have a top European official speaking the truth to their face while he is actually there on the ground. Good showing man! I almost fell off my chair.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama Moving Fast to Suck Up to Muslim World

After describing the United States as a Christian and Muslim.... Country", President Barack Hussein Obama made his very his first phone call to a foreign leader: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Interesting choice. He then moved to appoint Arab American George Mitchell as his very special Middle East envoy. I will say this: I would rather have George Mitchell as the US Special Envoy than one of the "Jew Boys" (as described in Israel); Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Aaron Miller, Richard Haas, Daniel Kurtzer, Richard Holbrook.... blah, blah, blah. There is nothing worse than one of my fellow American Jews playing "Middle East Expert" while stabbing Israel in the back and covering for an anti-Israel administration. At least with George Mitchell you know he hates Israel, so you know what you are dealing with. With the "Jew Boys" it's all about them and their closeness to power.

Meanwhile, President Obama urged Israel to Open its borders to the terrorist entity Hamas. He signed an order to close the terrorist detention center at Guantanamo Bay and end the prosecution of Terrorist on trial there. While prosecuting terrorists in Guantanamo is bad according to Obama, leading Democrats in Congress are calling for the prosecution of President Bush.

Welcome to the Obama administration.

Greenest Inauguration Ever?

As Enviro-god Al Gore sat in the expensive seats overlooking the freezing crowd huddled before him, enjoying "global warming" sub-zero temperatures, "Environmentally conscious" Obama supporters proceeded to trash the capital, turning it into a vast wasteland of disgusting filth. Huge amounts of trash has blown all over the city as parts of the National Mall resembles scenes from a post-nuclear barakalyps. Just partisan nonsense? Take a look:

Strong H/T: SondraK

Dutch MP Geert Wilders To Be Charged With "Insulting Islam"... In Holland!

"Hate speech is considered so serious that it is in the general interest to... draw a clear line," the court in Amsterdam said. Geert Wilders is the producer of the short film 'Fitna' which caused this whole stir. I encourage every reader to watch the film here and judge for yourself if this film warrants a trial and possible prison for the producer. If this film was about Christianity, Geert Wilders would have been nominated for an Academy Award and praised as "edgy". But the film is not about Christianity, it is about Islam and it is accurate. I would love for any person seeing the film to point out any inaccuracy. But even if the entire film were a fabrication like the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, would that justify a show trial for the writer? Again, to understand what an outrageous assault on freedom of expression the Dutch courts decision is, watch the film below and remember that Holland is a country where pro-Hamas demonstrators just the other day were publicly calling to "Kill the Jews" and destroy Israel:

Not so Hopey Changey


And here is the race-baiting screed delivered at the inaugural. Notice how Obama smiles at this. He clearly has a weakness for crazy black racist preachers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Of Course: Lebanon Claims Recently Discovered Israeli Natural Gas Reserve as Its Own

No sooner did Israel announced the discovery of a massive natural gas reserve off of its coast, Lebanon laid claim and issued threats to the American company behind the discovery:

Lebanon has a desire to draw the borders of its territorial waters vis-à-vis neighboring states, including Israel. The country is therefore expected to ask Noble Energy for confirmation that drilling does not reach Lebanese territory, and also to warn the company that as long as it works for "the Israeli enemy" and the issue is not resolved, it must avoid producing gas in order to preserve any quantity of natural gas that might be found to belong to Lebanon.
The idea is to manufacture a dispute and make political risk insurance for the Israeli-American producers so high that it will become economically un-viable for Israel to develop the field. The discovery is well within Israeli territorial waters, millions of dollars and hard work were invested over a period of years to make the discovery. As the achievement is announced, Arabs who have done nothing suddenly lay claim. Sounds like a metaphor for the entire Arab-Israeli dispute. Israel invests and builds, then Arabs come along and lay claim: "Hey, that belongs to me! My great great grandaddy knew about that gas and we were just about to develop it when the greedy Jews and imperialist Americans came along and stole it from us! My Great grandaddy fished these watter for thousands of years..."

"To the Muslim World, We Seek A New Way Forward"

What does this mean?

"We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, -pause- Jews and Hindus - and non-believers.... To the Muslim world, we seek a new way forward, based on mutual interest and mutual respect."
Barack Hussein Obama
I'm not sure what that means. I do know that he consciously avoided using his middle name during the campaign and consciously used his middle name during his swearing in ceremony. What is the message?

Bringing dignity back to the White House, new Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel:

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Prayer for President Obama


Dear Lord,
Give strength and wisdom to our new President. Give him the inner strength to act firmly in the right, in the cause of peace, love, compassion, freedom, justice and our common security; both physical and financial. Let him spread good will and tolerance among mankind, but let him not tolerate the intolerable. Let him not be tempted or blinded by the scheming of the false prophets of “peace” and the appeasers of evil. Keep our President safe and guide him along the path of determined righteousness, not self righteousness. Let him not dwell in the cesspool of petty partisanship or ideological arrogance. May he protect, preserve and expand the kingdom of freedom-loving people everywhere. Amen

Thank You Mr. President


He did his best under very difficult circumstances. History will judge him far better than the current nattering nabobs of negativism. A good man. There are many things I would have hoped were done differently; Smaller government, a firmer approach to Iran's nuclear program, much tighter control over Fanny Mae and Freddie Mac (in hindsight)... etc... Overall, a good, honorable and decent man.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Israel Celebrates Natural Gas Bonanza From Huge Offshore Discovery

"Historic"... "One of the worlds largest natural gas deposits".... "Will change the face of Israel's economy"..."Inconceivably huge quantities... Solution for the future generations." Israel has stumbled upon a huge natural gas deposit about 90 kilometers off of its shore in the Eastern Mediterranean. Initial conservative estimates put the find at the very least at 27 billion dollars and capable of meeting all of Israel's natural gas needs for decades. But it looks like it may turn out to be much, much more substantial than that, both in terms of the size of the find and the long term impact.

I tend to downplay comments of Yitzhak Tshuva, the very talented owner of the Delek Corporation and partner in the drilling venture. Tshuva has billions in debt, mostly from shaky real estate ventures as a result of the global economic downturn. He is interested in reassuring bond holders that he can pay them back and hyping a promising natural gas discovery is a good way to regain shaken investor confidence. On the other hand, Nobel Energy, a well respected American energy company and the primary party to this discovery delivered a measured, understated announcement that hints at the significance of the find:

"We are extremely excited by the results. This is one of the most significant prospects that we have ever tested and appears to be the largest discovery in the company's history. Early indications are that the resources identified are very substantial, at least equal to our pre-drill estimated gross mean resources of over three trillion cubic feet."
Nobel knows that there are legal ramifications in the US for overstating the potential for a find that could unjustifiably impact the company's stocks. Therefore the above language coming from Nobel is extraordinary and is to be taken very seriously.

Potentially, this could change the geo-strategic situation in the region as Israel moves from a technologically, highly developed country to a wealthy developed country. It could ween Israel off of US economic aid entirely, which both countries would be happy to see, although the US's economic aid is part of the leverage the US holds over Israel. That could also diminish. It could potentially change Israel's relationship with Egypt. Israel buys large quantities of natural gas from Egypt who have come to depend on Israel as a reliable costumer and source of revenue. That revenue contributes to Egypt's stability and also helps stabilize the always volatile Egyptian-Israeli relationship in general. These are only some of the effects that may not be felt for a few years as the resources are developed... but they and others will be felt. Fascinating potential development.

WSJ: Tel Aviv Stocks Up On Ceasefire, Natural Gas Discovery
Fox Israel Announces Huge Natural Gas Discovery
Reuters: large quantities of natgas off Israeli coast
Economic Times: Israel firms' stocks soar after huge gas find
Breaking: Dozens of Articles on Huge Gas find off of Israel

The Hamas Mentality: "We Won"

Below is an image of one of many Hamas headquarters in Gaza. Notice how the Hamas building is flattened while all the surrounding apartment buildings are unharmed. If this is what a Hamas "victory" looks like. I wonder what a Hamas defeat would look like?

This is the funniest thing I have read this week. Israel declared a unilateral ceasefire in Gaza to gage Hamas' reaction. Hamas Leader Haniyeh, hiding in fear for his life, immediately declared his own ceasefire, and then declared VICTORY! He warned Israel that it had one week to withdraw from Gaza... or else. Try not to fall off your chair laughing.

Israel lost 13 people in the operation, most of whom were killed accidentally in friendly fire incidents. Hamas lost at least 1,300 people, the vast majority of whom were cowardly Hamas fighters hiding behind civilians. This, ladies and gentlemen is how the Hamas mind works. Allah Akbar! Victory over the Israeli infidel has been achieved. Good lord.

New Images Emerge of Flight 1549

Seems like Capitan Chesley Sullenberger is not as much of a hero as first appeared, and that you-know-who had a lot more to do with it. I know you suspected as much:


Image by Lazlo Kovacs

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Saudi Arabia: Pedophilia is Religiously Acceptable

It's gotten so bad that even CNN can't excuse it, and CNN as everyone knows is inclined to excuse almost any Arab/Islamic behavior.

"It is incorrect to say that it's not permitted to marry off girls who are 15 and younger," Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, the kingdom's grand mufti, said in remarks quoted Wednesday in the regional Al-Hayat newspaper. "A girl aged 10 or 12 can be married. Those who think she's too young are wrong and they are being unfair to her."

Friday, January 16, 2009

Review: 'Defience' is a Must see


I just returned from seeing the film 'Defiance', and lets just say that I have a different take on the film than they have over at the Crescent News Network (CNN).

Defiance is a great portrait of the partisan struggles in the forests of Eastern Europe during World War II. The film is the true story of the Bielski brothers who took to the forests and organized resistance against the Nazi's. They took in many Jews seeking protection and a place to ride out the war. at the end of the war, over 1,200 emerged from the Bielski camp deep in the forests to survive. There were two minor elements of the film that bothered me. One was when a character casually dismissed all ideologies by mentioning Fascism, Communism and... Zionism in the same sentence. That would never have been said by any partisan Jewish fighter at the time. Certainly, the Beilski brothers were ardent Zionists who at the end of World War II moved to Israel and fought in its war of independence. The leader, Tuvia Bielski, was a member of the Zionist youth movement and is buried on a mountain overlooking the city of Jerusalem. He was buried with full honors by the Israel Defense Forces. None of this was mentioned in the film. Only the fact that he drove a truck in New York for a while was mentioned at the end. Otherwise the film is riveting and explosive. It depicts a moral triumph at a time when the very idea of morality was seriously challenged. The characters, including the Bielski brothers themselves were imperfect people placed in unspeakable circumstances and emerged truly heroic. this is an important and MUST SEE FILM.

Moran Medical Students in the US Sign Pro-Hamas Petition Then Threaten to Sue When It's Published By Debbie Schlussel

Fireworks all around!


This is the funniest thing I've read this week. A group of moonbat medical students signed a pro-Hamas petition. Debbie Schlussel published their names on her blog and now their names have ended up on Google as being supporters of terrorists in Gaza. Not exactly a good career move for a future doctor.

So now some of the "brave" students who signed the petition but didn't really think that anyone would notice, are threatening to sue Debbie Schlussel for making them famous and potentially damaging their careers. of course, as many of us know, Debbie Schlussel is a very competent lawyer herself and isn't exactly intimidated by such threats.

US and Israel Sign Hamas Anti-Smuggling Agreement? PR BS.

As with the Oslo agreement, The Neocon Express can smell BS from miles away, and this smells like a whole lot of Clintoneque PR BS. "The US and Israel sign an agreement to limit weapons smuggling to Hamas." GIVE ME A BREAK! Shouldn't Hamas agree to this? Or at the very least Egypt? Who is going to enforce this and how? No word on that.

The United States and Israel signed an agreement Friday intended to assure that Hamas militants will not be able to rearm if the Jewish state agrees to a Gaza cease-fire. In front of an array of reporters and camera crews, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and visiting Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni signed the "memorandum of understanding" at the State Department.
In short, what we have here is the United States and Israel posturing to make it look like some kind of an "achievement" when the shooting stops.

Hamas Leader Hiding in Damascus is Willing to Fight to the Last Palestinian in Gaza

He cares, he really really cares. Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal rejected a Gaza cease-fire as he continues to live a life of luxury in Damascus, and jet-set around the Arab world representing the "Palestinian people."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Journalists Demand Israel let them in to Gaza... Journalists Then Protest Israeli Attacks in Their Vicinity in Gaza

You simply cannot win with the press; they are constantly trying to make themselves the story. They demand full access to the battlefront, then whine if the fighting gets too close for comfort. They demand full access, claiming they are willing to take the risks... until they aren't. Some even like to participate in Pallywood grievance videos.

Video of Israeli officer Violating the Habeas Corpus Rights of Poor, Innocent Hamas Terrorist

Notice how this Israeli officer exposes this poor innocent "captured" Hamas combatant to fatal harm. No Habeas Corpus, no warning, no trail by a jury of his peers, no ACLU... Hell, he didn't even read him his rights! He just rushed over to the terrorist, picked him up and threw him on his own grenade. A war crime I tell you! Down Down Israel, Free Free Palestine! Anyway, watch the video from the drone above a few times to get what happened... amazing stuff. Officer deserves a medal. A few more "human rights violations" like that and the war will be over. Go IDF:

The Children of Hamas

Moonbats love this kind of culture. They rationalize it, they speak up for it (even though they don't understand it), they send "humanitarian aid" to support it. They call those who are fighting to end it "war criminals". In short, moonbats are the dumbest Mother f$#@'s on the planet.

Senior Hamas Minister Nutralized - One More Checked Off The List

Breaking: Great news; Hamas' Interior Minister Said Siam, and his brother Salah Abu Sharah, head of Hamas' security apparatus are both killed in Israeli operation. Every senior member of Hamas should know that this will likely be their fate, and their families fate. They want to be Shaheeds and meet their 72 virgins in the sky? Then apparently all they have to do is continue firing rockets at Israel to get their wish.

In Israel, 94% of the public supports the ongoing war against Hamas infrastructure in Gaza, as Hamas' popularity among Palestinians is on the decline.

In the United States, a strong majority blame Hamas for the war. 77% of US respondents say the US should either publicly support Israel or say nothing. Only 9% felt that Israel should be criticized.

In Gaza, Hamas terrorists use UN facilities to fire at Israelis, and the UN whines when fire is returned. Hamas continues to use civilians as human shields. The UN seem desperate to save their bedfellows Hamas.

Hamas leaders who weeks earlier were crowing about how becoming a Martyr was their highest aspiration, are now cowering in fear, hiding in hospitals, UN compounds and foreign missions. The big bad brave Hamas leaders have turned out to be a bunch of pussies, hiding behind women and children and praying to Allah that somebody won't give their location away.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Obamas Treasury Secretary-designate Geithner "forgot" to pay 34G's in taxes.

Obama's Climate Czar Is Board Member of Major Carbon Offset Company

And of course, his Commerce Secretary, Bill Richardson, had to withdraw because of a 'pay to play" investigation. But other than all that things are going just dandy.

All you need to know about the Gaza situation:


Islamists Chant "Heil Hitler, Heil Hitler" At Pro-Hamas Rally in Denmark

Islamist Mob Chases UK Police Through The Streets of London. "liberating" parts of the British Capital from the Dirty Infidel

CAPTURED

If this wasn't real, it would be hilarious. As our major networks go "live" with silly Congressional confirmation hearings for Hillary Clinton, pretending like the fix isn't already in on that one, Islamist fascists have succeeded in doing what Hitler's Germany never managed; CAPTURING ENTIRE SECTIONS OF THE CAPITAL OF GREAT BRITAIN, LONDON. British authorities are literally chased out of areas of their own capital, take a look, watch the entire video, you cannot make this stuff up:

I'm not sure if Britain is aware of how such images are perceived, particularly in the Islamic world. The humiliation is simply beyond description. The sight of British Police running in fear for their lives as Muslim hoards chase them down the streets of London is... how should I put this? Embarrassing? Notice the woman in orange trying to protect the frightened police officers from the Mulism mob. England has apparently lost all sense of self respect and are basically an Islamic doormat these days.

And as if that's not enough, Islamic protesters in London also staged a graphic depiction of a Jew eating babies. This is classic, primitive anti-Semitisim from the 12th century, occurring on the streets of London today. Hard to believe? take a look:

The most outrageous, openly anti-Semitic "demonstrations" since the 1930's in Germany are happening in cities all over the world as we speak, and they are going largely unnoticed by main-stream media, but are covered extensively on the Internet by citizen journalists.

Delicious: despite all of the brouhaha, even the leftist UK Guardian is now forced to admit that Israel's actions are looking more and more likely to create a greater degree of stability and security for its citizens.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Worldwide "Kill the Jews" Demonstrations Ignored by Media

Even in America, Children are indoctrinated with poison:

Worldwide "Kill the Jews" demonstrations are almost completely ignored by main-stream media. The ugliest forms of blatant anti-Semitisim where loud calls to "kill the Jews" and "Hitler was right" and "back to the ovens" are described as mere "peace demonstrations" and "protests against Israel." Every day around the world, racist demonstrations like this one posted at Gateway take place openly calling for the mass murder of Jews and for some reason main-stream media, blinded by an obsession with "balance", can't seem to see it:

One might think that the Nazi salutes and open calls to murder Jews might give them a clue?

Brave Hamas leaders hiding in basement of Israeli-built Shifa hospital in Gaza

Heroic Hamas leaders who like to call on everyone else to become a Shaheed (suicide bomber) are now cowering in fear in the basement of an Israeli built hospital in the Gaza strip. These big men are confident that the bad bad Israelis will not attack them in the hospital as they hid behind the sick and injured. Meanwhile, CNN are busy covering other things.... like fake Pallywood grievance videos.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Jihadist Hide Behind Children Splattered in Fake Blood During Violent Demonstration in Oslo

Across the world, these cowardly, dishonorable people are proving what horrible values they posses. Like their idols, the Hamas terror organization in Gaza, they put little children in front and spark violence while hiding behind the children. Then they claim victim status. Check out this video from an anti-Israel riot in Oslo today:

You need to ask yourself a simple question: What kind of sick, hateful, mentally ill human being would dress their kids up in Jihadi outfits, splatter them in fake blood and bring them to a riot?

German Police Appease Muslim mob by Ripping down an Israeli Flag on Private Property

A mob of thousands of crazed Muslims rampaged through the streets of Duisburg, Germany, carrying Palestinian flags and yelling "Allahu Akbar" and "kill the Jews." A resident of Duisburg displayed an Israeli flag from his private apartment in support Of Israel. German Police rushed to the apartment, entered it without permission and tore down the flag as the Muslim hoards cheered below. Apparently, the police felt that the Israeli flag was a "provocation," but the hundreds of Palestinian flags carried by the Islamists was just fine. This is not Germany of 1939, but of 2009 in case you were wondering. What else is there to say? The video below:


Meanwhile, below is a photo of one of the Synagogues in Chicago that was attacked last night. Bricks were thrown through the windows and "Death to Israel" was spray-painted on the front of the buildings:

Around the word, Muslim mobs are testing to see how far they can push the limits of Jew hatred.

Video of Hamas kidnapping children for use as human Shields

Video of School and Zoo booby-trapped by Hamas

Islamist "peace" demonstrators in Barcelona brandish guns

Outright anti-semitism in Denmark "peace" rallies: Elder of Zion has starkly contrasting video's of Pro-Israel demonstrations vs. Pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Denmark. The pro Israel demonstrators are carrying Danish and Israel flags and singing songs of peace. The pro-Palestinian demonstrators are carrying Hezbollah and Palestinian flags, yelling Allah Akbar and calling for the destruction of Israel. You make the the call... who are the barbarians and who are the real seekers of peace.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hamas Claims to have Hit Tel Nof Air Force Base with Missile

Israel's major daily Haartz is running this as their lead story right now. Israel has neither confirmed nor denied it. Tel Nof is one of Israel's largest air force bases and home to it's most advanced squadrons. If Hamas' claim is true, that would be stark evidence that the missiles coming out of Gaza are not only an intolerable threat to the daily lives of civilians within range, but a strategic threat to the country itself. If Tel Nof is in range, so is Hatzor and Hatzerim. Every Israeli understands the implication.

Tel Nof Israeli Air Force Base (ICAO: LLEK), also known as Air Force Base 8 is one of three principal airbases of the Israeli Air Force and is located near Rehovot, Israel. Tel Nof was originally called RAF Aqir, which was the main Royal Air Force base in Palestine. During the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, it was given the name Ekron Airbase. Today Tel Nof houses several fighter and helicopter squadrons. Several special units of the Israel Defense Forces are also located there, including Unit 669, Airborne Combat Search and Rescue, and the training center for paratroopers. The IAF flight academy was at Tel Nof until April 1966 when it was moved to Khatserim IAFB.

It has been alleged that Israeli nuclear weapons are stored in or around the Tel Nof Airbase. In addition, fighter aircraft capable of delivering these nuclear payloads may have been on 24-hour alert there for the past 30 years.

US Shipping Massive Amounts of Ordnance to Israel

Reuters is reporting that the US has contracted out the shipment of a HUGE amount of military ordnance, including "ammunition, explosive substances and detonators" to Israel. I'm not sure how this bacame public, but there you have it. Send it quickly because who knows what Obama will do after he gets in.

CNN Doubles Down on Pallywood Grievance Theater Video


CNN stands by its use of a video depicting the dramatic death of a Palestinian child in a Gaza hospital. The claim is that the child died of Israeli shelling. Of course, CNN wasn't there to wittiness that. It depends solely on the words of a guy who hosts Hamas' main website, and a Norwegian Doctor who openly praised 9/11 and has been a vocal supporter of radical Islam in general and Hamas specifically. Way to go CNN... Keepen it real, no bias no bull. Charles Johnson over at LGF, who exposed the phony Dan Rather documents is not impressed.

The most predicatable outcome of any Israeli-Palestinian flare-up is that a major Western news outlet will fall for a fake Palestinian greivence video and run with it... like this... and this.

UPDATE: Here’s an interesting update to the story of the obviously staged video from Gaza promoted and vouched for by CNN.

Europe Out of Contol: Radical Muslims Rampaging Through the Streets

The image below of thousands of Muslims kneeling yesterday to pray to Allah in front of the main cathedral in the very heart of Christendom... is a graphic illustration of how far European civilization has tumbled. The image was splashed across virtually ever major newspaper in Italy today:
Across Europe, Muslims are rampaging through the streets. The Vatican expressed alarm at being overrun by Muslim hords burning flags and yelling Allah Akbar:

Prayers held recently outside the Duomo in Milan and the Basilica of San Petronio in Bologna, with thousands of prostrate Muslims facing Mecca, had been accompanied by flag burning which was not only anti Israel but anti Semitic, with protesters carrying banners depicting the Star of David alongside the Nazi swastika.

Bishop Ernesto Vecchi, vicar general of the Bologna diocese, said the Muslim prayers were "not just prayers but a challenge, not so much to the basilica itself as to our democratic system and culture". Bishop Vecchi suggested the staging of mass prayers outside Christian churches in Italy was a deliberate move "on orders from afar" as part of a strategy of "Islamisation" of Europe.
Really? No kidding? As they say, an appeaser is someone who feeds the crocodile hoping that it will eat him last. Congratulations Vatican for trying real hard over the years to be eaten last.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

IDF Unit fights it's way into North Gaza

God bless the IDF! Root them out house by house, room by room.

Yes, Israel can win: Israel is significantly weakening Hamas – with Palestinian help.

When everything seems like it's going down the toilet

Now that Jew hatred is making a comeback courtesy of Islamo-nut-jobs, leftist wackos and people like Pat Buchanan. I thought a little tune from two Jewish kids from New York will help lift our spirits:

Excellent Footage of IDF Gournd forces in Gaza

What the Hamas terrorist don't know is that this is what your average Israeli paratrooper calls FUN. I can tell you first hand that there are very few Israeli combat troopers who are not itching for action. Of course they all want to avoid civilian casualties, but nothing would make them happier than to assist a Hamas die-hard in his never-ending quest for martyrdom and 72 virgins.

Guardian: Obama to Open Dialouge with Hamas

The leftist UK newspaper with excellent sources in the incoming Obama administration assert that Barack Obama will authorize the opening of dialogue with the terrorist organization Hamas. Of course, it's not just me who labels Hamas a terrorist organization, the United States officially designates the organization as such. This is the group that invented and pioneered suicide bus bombings and suicide bombings in general, well before Hamas inspired Al Qaeda suicide pilots crashed their planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Let's hope that the Guardian is wrong and that the above image is wrong.

UPDATE: Official Obama spokesman denies Guardian claim that he intends to dialogue with Hamas. Must have just been another leftist wet dream with no basis in reality. No surprise coming from the Guardian.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Breaking: Rocket Barrage From Lebanon Slams Into Israel

At least three Katyusha rockets fired from southern Lebanon slamed moments ago in Western Galilee region, near the town of Nahariya; two people reported wounded in the attack. School day is cancelled in Nahariay. This is a clear attempt to goad Israel into a second front. What comes next will tell the story. For now, Israel will likely refrain from responding, but if the strikes continue, Israel will have no choice but to responds, igniting a full blown exchange with Hezbollah in Lebanon. Iran is certainly behind this move, using it's proxy Hezbollah.

UPDATE: Israeli analysts believe that the type of rockets fired from Lebanon are not widely held in Hezbollah's inventory which leads them to believe that the rockets may have been fired by a Palestinian group hoping to ignite a second front.

US Palestinians to Jews: "Go Back To the Ovens"

I guess the real question here is how in the hell were these people allowed entry into the United States? This demonstration did not happen in London, Jeddah, Beirut, Paris or even Detroit. It happened in downtown Fort Lauderdale. Of course, many of the 9/11 hijackers spent a lot of time in Florida, including in flight schools.... but still, it's hard to imagine Fort Lauderdale as an epicenter of Islamo-fascism on display but here you have it:

This country is in big trouble if these folks feel completely comfortable publicly calling for genocide and Jihad and expressing hatred of America. Again; how in the hell were they even let into the country?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Denmark: Jews should not enroll in public schools because Muslims may attack them

Thanks to Gateway for the heads up on this disgusting little item from the Copenhagen Post. It seems that while Jew hatred has never really disappeared in Europe, Jew hunting has made a big comeback. Of course, it is not the native Europeans who are doing it, It's mostly coming from Europe's massive Muslim populations who have immigrated there over the past few decades.
Mark Steyn says that if you think it's bad now for the Jews of Europe... just wait a few years.

So Jews are only the new Nazis because the old Nazis didn't do a good enough job. At Maclean's and my trial in British Columbia, Dr Elmasry's Canadian Islamic Congress claimed to represent all Canadian Muslims. so I wonder if this fellow is one of their members. By the way, it's good to know that, while my books and columns may be "hate crimes" in Ontario, shouting explicitly genocidal and eliminationist slogans on Toronto's main downtown thoroughfare isn't. Indeed, the city will send a large detachment of police officers to protect your right to do so.

I notice in the pictures of demonstrations in western cities many of the protestors appear to be Muslim. There is a crude arithmetic logic about European antipathy to the Zionist Entity: For your average finger-in-the-windy politician, there is simply no electoral upside in being pro-Israel, and quite a lot of potential downside. If you think Europe is soft on Israel's "right to exist" now, just wait another ten years.
Hostile Protesters In Turkey Force Israeli B-Ball Players to Flee Court

Truth in images














Signs You Would Hope to See at a Peace Demonstration

Or mayby that's too much to ask?

SnapShot.com has a a few images of the kinds of signs that one would expect to see at a peace demonstration by sane people. Unfortunately, "peace" demonstrations are not usually attended by sane people these days.

Egyption President Mubarak: "I Want an Israeli Victory in Gaza"

It really is stunning to hear this publicly from an Arab leader. We all know that most Arab leaders want Israel to destroy Hamas, a radical Islamist organization which also threatens moderate Arab regimes. It is one thing to know it, and another thing to actually hear it directly from the mouth of the leader of the largest nation in the Arab world. I have to give Mubarak credit for saying what other Arab leaders are afraid to say publicly. Bottom line? So far Egypt is showing itself to be a responsible player in the region.

Bloomberg Speaks With Stupid CNN Info-babe

A stupid CNN info-babe (empty-headed pretty girl who reads teleprompters and parrots questions from her ear piece) questioned NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg today. The questions were at about the five-year-old level and came directly from PLO talking points (even though the PLO would really want to see their arch rival Hamas destroyed). Anyway, Bloomberg patiently answers the CNN stupid-info-babe's questions. He is clearly rolling is eyes and wondering how idiotic one has to be to get a job at CNN or as bureaucrat at the UN. Enjoy:

Monday, January 05, 2009

Exclusive: Friendly Fire Incident Kills at least 3 Israeli Soldiers in Gaza

This has not been published yet, but an ugly incident occurred in Gaza a few hours ago. An Israeli tank accidentally fired on a concentration of Israeli infantry (Golani) in a building north of Gaza. at least three Israeli soldiers were killed and at least 20 were injured from this friendly fire incident that occurred in the dark as the infantry moved into a heavily built up area.

It was initially thought that the soldiers may have been the victims of a Hamas booby-trapped building, but it quickly emerged that an Israeli tank mistook the forces for Hamas fighters and fired on them accidentally. Helicopters evacuated the wounded under the cover of intense artillery fire and Apache choppers above.

Sources report that it was an ugly scene indeed. I pray for the safety and success of the IDF and that such incidents will not deter or diminish the IDF's determination.

UPDATE: One of the wounded is a senior IDF officer who despite his wounds coordinated the entire evacuation of his soldiers before agreeing to be hospitalized himself. More details to come...

UPDATE: The senior officer injured was the commander of the Golani infantry Brigade Colonel Avi Peled. His injuries are apparently light and he intends to return to the battle field quickly following medical treatment.

UPDATE: Israeli media now reporting on the incident. The delay had to do with military censorship pending notification of families.