But many former jihadis here say they have put their faith in elections, starting with a vote for a Libyan national assembly expected next month. “We want our politics to be like Israel,” said Mosab Benkamaial, 25, referring to the Jewish state’s melding of religious identity and electoral democracy.Who would have thought Israel as a model for an Islamic state.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
This is either the leakiest US administration ever, or the powers of imperialism have simply decided that operating under silence and denying everything is no longer necessary. In any case it is pretty clear that the more we see events unfold in the Middle East, the more Iranian president Ahmadinejad with his claims of US intervention in it's internal affairs is made to be, well, true. The latest: Admission that the CIA is aiding the rebels in Syria.
A small number of C.I.A. officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.Now I'd like to remind the reader of many Democrats who in the run-up to the 2008 election loved to talk about how we didn't want "McSame" in office. I suppose because it was better to have a Democrat in office than yet another Republican. I'll point out to the reader that it was just this week that McCain was blasting the Obama administration for not taking action in Syria, such as arming the rebels. Shall I assume then that "McSame" is OK with Democrats now? Anyway. What pray tell are our tax dollars being spent on?
The weapons, including automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades, ammunition and some antitank weapons, are being funneled mostly across the Turkish border by way of a shadowy network of intermediaries including Syria’s Muslim Brotherhood and paid for by Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the officials said.Wait wait wait. So the CIA is sending RPG's and the like to the Muslim Brotherhood? Does ANY of this sounds remotely familiar? Paid for by Turkey? *laughing out loud* Sure. If you say so.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Back in the 30's a certain person named Hitler decided that the Jews were a "problem". He felt that they were not in keeping with what he considered the true "German character". He felt that the Jews were not really German, not really white and perhaps not so human. What did Hitler do? He rounded them up, put them in camps and eventually decided that it would just be better to kill them off. As a result millions of Jews died. The "western" powers decided to give a piece of land, inhabited by Palestinians (among others) to the Jews as some sort of recompense for ignoring their plight for a while and the state of Israel was born. You would think that the descendants of folks who had gone through such horrors would know better than to do certain things but their behavior never ceases to amaze those familiar with their history. The latest? African immigrants being rounded up, put in detention centers and eventually deported because they are not white and not Jewish.
At a recent protest fanned by right-wing politicians, one lawmaker described the Africans, known here as “infiltrators,” as “a cancer in our body.” Later, Africans’ stores and apartments were attacked... The interior minister, Eli Yishai, has vowed to clear the country of all illegal immigrants within three years.... Mr. Netanyahu told his cabinet that Israel was “building holding facilities to house tens of thousands of infiltrators until they can be sent out of the country.”Oh the irony.
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
Every now and then, white supremacists who inhabit "official" positions. Those who are granted a level of acceptability and title, forget that they aren't supposed to say what is clear to anyone who is paying attention. But they, in their hubris, in their sheer unshakable belief in their own rightness, their own supremacy, do. Latest example: Israel (friend of Apartheid era South Africa):
Meanwhile on Sunday, Israeli daily Maariv published an interview with Interior Minister Eli Yishai, in which he stated that most of the "Muslims that arrive here do not even believe that this country belongs to us, to the white man."Now given that "Muslim" is not a racial categorization and therefore not the equivalent to the concept of "white man", we understand that what is actually being said here is that Israel is a "white man's country" and all the non-whites (AKAL Niggers of various hues and faiths) can be there only as white folks, most of whom emigrated from other countries, deem appropriate.< p/> Mind you, as I've written earlier I don't have a blanket objection to the "white man's country" theme. I believe Europe to be the "white man's country". If they don't want non-whites among them, I think it's fair. What I find objectionable is when white men colonize other people's land and start talking that "white man's country" nonsense. Israel is but one example of this phenomenon. The current president of Iran highlighted this contradiction quite well but because of how the US/"Western" media works, his words have been mistranslated (on purpose as far as I'm concerned). This is something that folks should think about when none other than "non white" Obama goes in front of AIPAC pledging undying support for Israel. But then again why would this president stick up for Africans. It's not like he is one or related to one. Wait..... Never mind. Africans don't vote or put together $40,000 ticket fundraisers. Back to the story though. Every now and then it happens. Take note.
Friday, June 01, 2012
It seems this week the NY Times is really putting out information on how much the Obama administration is like the Bush administration. Today's piece is on cyber warfare against Iran
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program. Mr. Obama decided to accelerate the attacks — begun in the Bush administration and code-named Olympic Games — even after an element of the program accidentally became public in the summer of 2010 because of a programming error that allowed it to escape Iran’s Natanz plant and sent it around the world on the Internet. Computer security experts who began studying the worm, which had been developed by the United States and Israel, gave it a name: Stuxnet.A good commenter pointed out the obvious problem:
B2BNV FLAG An article in the NY Times one year ago: "Pentagon to Consider Cyberattacks Acts of War" By David Sanger and Elisabeth Bumiller Published: May 31, 2011 WASHINGTON — "The Pentagon, trying to create a formal strategy to deter cyberattacks on the United States, plans to issue a new strategy soon declaring that a computer attack from a foreign nation can be considered an act of war that may result in a military response."Yup. So if Iran were to Cyber Attack the US, it is an act of war worthy of a military response but if the US does so to Iran and they retaliate militarily, Iran is the bad guy. I'm sure such logic works well for Americans, even the so called "pro black" ones who up until 2008 had a problem with such things. Don't expect a peep from most of them now. They'll be too busy talking junk about Booker, West and Smiley.