Saturday, September 22, 2012

Saturday night links

From Ian:

Caroline Glick: Column One: Obama’s dangerous consistency
The neoconservative policy of supporting the democratization of Muslim societies adopted by President Barack Obama’s predecessor George W. Bush has failed. And the appeasement policy adopted by Obama has also failed.
"The behavior of the Egyptian government, Qaradawi and the Salafis also makes clear that Obama’s policy of appeasing the Muslim world has failed completely. Whereas Bush believed the source of Muslim hatred was their political oppression at the hands of their regimes, Obama has blamed their rage and hatred on America’s supposed misdeeds.
By changing the way America treats the Muslim world, Obama believes he can end their hatred of America. To this end, he has reached out to the most anti-American forces and regimes in the region and spurned pro-American regimes and political forces."

Collapse of the Cairo Doctrine by Charles Krauthammer
"Never lacking ambition or self-regard, Obama promised in Cairo, June 4, 2009, “a new beginning” offering Muslims “mutual respect,” unsubtly implying previous disrespect. Curious, as over the previous 20 years, America had six times committed its military forces on behalf of oppressed Muslims, three times for reasons of pure humanitarianism (Somalia, Bosnia, Kosovo), where no U.S. interests were at stake."

Sarah Honig: Another Tack: To the shores of Tripoli
Powwowing won’t lead to a change of heart among Islam’s supremacists. The showdown is inevitable. The Barbary War’s rallying call was: “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute.”
"Nothing has changed since these supremacist sentiments were sounded to American emissaries Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, who were dispatched to London in an attempt to reason with the proto-al-Qaida leaders of their day."

UN hosts conference on Jewish refugees
Despite strong Arab opposition, United Nations officials and Western ambassadors attend first-of-its-kind event calling for justice for Jewish refugees who fled Arab countries

UNWatch Sun News TV: UN Watch's Hillel Neuer interviewed on The Source (video)

MEMRI Prominent Salafi-Jihadi Cleric Issues Fatwa Sanctioning Killing Of U.S. Ambassadors, Including Chris Stevens

Pat Condell A word to rioting Muslims (video)

War with ‘cancerous tumor Israel’ will eventually happen, says Iranian general
Commander of Revolutionary Guard Mohammad Ali Jafari claims Iran will ‘destroy the Jewish state’

Clinton, UN chief urged to cancel Ahmadinejad talk
Iranian president’s ‘incendiary incitement’ should land him ‘in the docket of the accused rather than at the UN podium,’ says former Canadian justice minister Cotler

Assad’s a Jew, claims Egypt TV guest
Dictator’s family descends from Iranian Jewish origin, so-called expert asserts, in interview on station that also first broadcast Arabic-dubbed clip of anti-Islam film

Syria fires into Jordan, sparking clashes
Syria moves its Golan Heights brigade to the Jordanian border

Egypt intends to use chemical weapons in Sinai, says report
Government plans to ‘smoke out’ terrorist elements, Egyptian security sources tell Kuwaiti media outlet [I saw this yesterday and don't believe it; Kuwait's media often makes things up - EoZ]

Bill Clinton to Host Egypt President Morsi in NYC

Marine Le Pen: Wearing kippot should be banned

WH Silent Over Demands to Denounce ‘Piss Christ’ Artwork
Religious groups are blasting President Obama for not condemning am anti-Christian art display set to appear in New York City and one Republican lawmaker said he is “fed up with the administration’s double standard and religious hypocrisy.

326 Turkish officers convicted of plotting coup

EU Parliament committee certifies Israeli pharmaceuticals for safe import
European Friends of Israel calls the vote ‘a major step in improving the life of European consumers’
"The European Council approved the agreement in March 2010, but its implementation has been blocked amid protests by pro-Palestinian organizations. The agreement was part of the of the 1995 EU-Israel trade contract, and is not a part of the upgrade in relations which Israel is seeking."