Thursday, March 20, 2008

Hitting the Fan

In the shadow of our perpetual election coverage and 24/7 news cycle the latest UBL message is not achieving the attention it clearly deserves.

So bent... there is no reckoning the moral equivalence of AQ attacks with the publication of editorial cartoons in defense of Free Speech.

bin Laden:
Although our tragedy in your killing of our women and children is a very great one, it paled when you went overboard in your unbelief and freed yourselves of the etiquettes of dispute and fighting and went to the extent of publishing these insulting drawings.

This is the greater and more serious tragedy, and reckoning for it will be more severe.
Incendiary device

A detailed background and timeline can be found at wiki.

Kurt Westergaard has been in hiding--frequently changing safe houses. Two Tunisians and a Dane of Moroccan descent were arrested last month for plotting to assassinate him.

The good folks over at The Jawa Report believe this may be an old tape and that UBL may be dead.

I don't know if that makes a difference. Muslims in Europe general seem to have rather short fuses.

We mark five years in Iraq. Others mark the date, as well. Here is bin Laden's closing statements:
In closing, I tell you: if there is no check on the freedom of your words, then let your hearts be open to the freedom of our actions.

And it is amazing and to make light of others that you talk about tolerance and peace at a time when your soldiers perpetrate murder even against the weak and oppressed in our countries.

Then came your publishing of these drawings, which came in the framework of a new Crusade in which the Pope of the Vatican has played a large, lengthy role.

And all of that is confirmation on your part of the continuation of the way as well as a testing of the Muslims in their religion: is the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) more beloved to them than themselves and their wealth?

The answer is what you see, not what you hear, and may our mothers be bereaved of us if we fail to help the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).

And peace be upon he who follows the guidance.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

These are our sons.
Or maybe our younger brothers

They are expressing their grief for their murdered friends in Israel's Thursday school massacre.

It's a painfully private picture. I would not see myself so exposed. It would be death inside to see my own son suffering such. Yet I'm about to wail, privately.

The gunman was in custody in an Israeli lockup until two months ago. Some will posit that experience led him to murder helpless students in their classes.

Surely that will help ease the pain of the families of these eight slaughtered youths.

Useless Buggers, or

Why the UN should be relocated to a domed island and cut off from the rest of the planet

In this latest debacle of the Climate ChangeTM folly crisis we now learn that even if Mother Earth's oceans don't boil away into outer space we can blame good old CC for all sorts of human strife.

Ignoring all historic and paleontologic records of the fact that climate change is the constant, that even in the last two millenia there have been greater warmings and coolings and shiftings of rainfall, WE MUST DO SOMETHING AND RIGHT QUICK OR PEOPLE WILL SUFFER.

Which ignores another constant--people have been suffering, starving and migrating all throughout history.

From AFP

Climate change a new factor in global tensions: EU

March 7, 2008
The risks of climate change have turned from a threat to reality impacting the conflict in Darfur, migration from flood-prone Bangladesh and hopes for stability in the Middle East, according to a new EU report.

The EU's opinion of us
Africa is adjudged to be particularly vulnerable.

"Already today climate change is having a major impact on the conflict in and around Darfur," it states.
Oh... So it's not Arab enslavement and butchery. It's the climate, stupid.
The UN predicts there will be millions of "environmental migrants" by 2020 which may in turn "increase conflicts in transit and destination areas," says the report.
"transit and destination areas". Where the citizens of such areas are not exactly thrilled that they get to support people with limited employment skills, can't speak the native language and cannot help but to be a financial burden.

I get it now. Millions are fleeing corruption-rife regimes in which human life is devalued and where gainful employment is nigh on impossible because of the climate.


"CLIMATE" has another definition at least according to the Oxford dictionary:
• the prevailing trend of public opinion or of another aspect of public life : the current economic climate.
Let us take a moment and imagine a paradigm shift in world leadership away from the dictators of third world hellholes and hapless first world pseudo-intellectuals. Let us take a moment and focus on a climate change that actually could be accomplished by mankind--to change the climate of corruption that is the single common and inescapable factor for the third world.





Alas, no. It is much easier to focus on imaginary anthropomorphic global warming and how the population of the earth can be manipulated into believing the necessity of massive economic redistribution and acceptance of mass migrations than on changing leadership imperatives.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


The Emperor's new Clothes

Like the old tale--Obama is beginning to appear naked and wanting to those that care to view him objectively.

Unfortunately, there is a clear lack of objectivity among American voters today; it's as if they've taken off their glasses.

Obama's message of 'change' seems geared toward 18 to 27 year olds who have little experience of the real world and expectations of perpetual parental largesse.

We'll just have to wait and see what our brothers and sisters will decide.