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Friday, July 28, 2006
Without any of my oh-so-controversial commentary.
A woman was killed and five other women were wounded on Friday when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish organization in downtown Seattle that last weekend organized a rally in support of Israel.
A Seattle police spokesman said the gunman, who was thought to be acting alone, had been taken into custody but that authorities were "taking every precaution" in searching for explosives and additional suspects.
Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Vice President Amy Wasser-Simpson told the Seattle Times in a story on its Web site that a man got through security at the building and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting.
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I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.
Oh who am I kidding?
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-07-28 8:14:02 PM
This is what we can expect from Muslims. The more Muslims we let into the country the worse it will get.
Posted by: fw | 2006-07-28 8:19:58 PM
"A Seattle police spokesman said the gunman, who was thought to be acting alone, had been taken into custody but that authorities were "taking every precaution" in searching for explosives and additional suspects."
In Seattle? Bwahahaha. I'm sure they meant they were searching for a loner white male with a military background from Idaho to pin it on.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-07-28 8:24:53 PM
Fascist al-Qaeda orders violence and these savages follow.
Muslims do not outnumber people in the civilized countries yet, so hopefully the threat to civilized people can be contained.
The police will have to become regulars at Mosques - just like they are at Biker funerals. And they had better be prepared to use deadly force against the fascists, because the fascists will show no mercy towards them.
These unfortunate ladies organized a rally to support a free democratic country and now they count among the dead and wounded who are trying to defend the freedoms that many in North America take for granted, they are a cut above the crowd.
Posted by: philanthropist | 2006-07-28 8:38:19 PM
"Police have detained a suspect who is of Pakistani descent, said a law enforcement official.
Authorities do not believe the suspect was affiliated with any radical political or religious group,"
ANOTHER GUTLESS MUSLIM
A POAKI JUST LIKE THAT PAKI FECES THAT SHOT THOSE PEOPLE STUCK IN TRAFFIC IN VIRGINIA 10 YEARS AGO
TIME TO INTERN , DEPORT, STERILIZE AND CLEANSE BY WHATEVER MEANS FROM THIS PLANET!
One dead in shooting at Jewish center
Suspect in custody; three women in critical condition
Saturday, July 29, 2006 Posted: 0239 GMT (1039 HKT)
A police officer motions to another officer at the scene of the shootings in downtown Seattle, Washington.
(CNN) -- One person was killed and five others were wounded, three critically, in a shooting at the Jewish Federation in downtown Seattle, Washington, police said.
Police have detained a suspect who is of Pakistani descent, said a law enforcement official.
Authorities do not believe the suspect was affiliated with any radical political or religious group, said FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge David Gomez.
"We believe, at this point, it's just a lone individual acting out some kind of antagonism toward this particular organization," he said.
The FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force is helping with the investigation because the attack involved a religious organization, police said.
Several witnesses told The Associated Press they saw a man shoot a woman on a sidewalk near the building.
One witness on the first floor of the building told the AP she heard shots and crashing sounds on the second floor.
Five victims, all women, were taken to Seattle's Harborview Medical Center, according to a media line at the hospital. Three victims required surgery for injuries to the knee, groin, abdomen or arm. The hospital listed them in critical condition.
The other two injured women were in satisfactory condition, according to Harborview Medical Center. The hospital said one of the two women is five months pregnant.
While responding Friday afternoon to reports of shots fired being fired at the center, police received a call from a man identifying himself as the gunman who said he was holding people hostage, Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said. An officer "was able to talk him out" of the building, he said.
The suspect "was confronted by officers and peacefully gave up," said Assistant Police Chief Nick Metz.
A vehicle belonging to the suspect was found nearby, and bomb and explosives technicians examined it "to make sure it's safe," Metz said.
Police do not suspect there were other gunmen, but they are investigating whether accomplices were involved, Metz said. More than 10 people were thought to be in the building at the time of the shootings.
Seattle police issued a bulletin Thursday asking officers to closely monitor synagogues and Jewish organizations, Metz said.
The Anti-Defamation League has been warning Jewish institutions to make sure they have ample security because of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, said Robert Jacobs, Pacific Northwest regional director for the league.
If an institution cannot provide adequate security, it might be better for Jews "not to congregate in one location that might be an obvious site," he said.
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-28 9:04:32 PM
SHOULD HAVE HAD ARMED GUARDS AND SHOULD HAVE SHOT HIM IN THE EYE OR STABBED HIM IN THE EYES WHEN CAUGHT
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-28 9:06:46 PM
hope they have the death penalty there although a waste of taxpayer money cops should have just shot this paki garbage in the head
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-28 9:15:07 PM
see now why canada census is a danger with all these muslims working for the government and being able to identify all jews like the left liberls wanted to
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-28 9:18:01 PM
You are not helping. The LEFT points to you and broadcasts that "we" are all alike. While that is representative of their bigotry, you give 'em the ammo and the simpleton moonbats fall in line.
You obviously have the requisite intelligence to overcome the daily bombardment of LEFTIST drivel and see the very real dangers that are present. You must address their arguments directly, accurately, and without invective. You have truth on your side. Please use it wisely.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-07-28 9:35:33 PM
You point out what a shit for brains Woodbridge is, and then blame his vulgar daigo wop bigotry on LEFTISTS?? (woops, did I call him a DAIGO WOP because he's from Woodbridge??).
Listen, whoever did this should be given the death penalty (firing squad, I'd say) because this a hate crime of the worst degree. And I'm probably considered a supposed "leftist" - and I'm asking for the CORRECT justice for this perpetrator.
See, there's a correct way to ask for justice and there's the ignorant filthy way of a 6th-grade education, son of a concrete smoother from Pizzaville, Ontario.
But you're right, he taints the many articulate people that post here. But he's racist scum, nonetheless (while browsing, I've seen several of his posts). A little of his own medicine won't hurt him.
Posted by: John Leningrad | 2006-07-28 9:55:13 PM
I should clarify: the firing squad would be for the shooter, not Woodbridge!!
Posted by: John Leningrad | 2006-07-28 9:57:25 PM
Please reread. I didn't blame his bigotry on leftists. He can answer for himself. And leftists are bigoted enough already. Oh, my. Was I just bigoted towards our narcissistically inclined friends?
But yes, if this person is guilty. Hang 'em high and hang 'em often.
Was the slur on Italians necessary to make the point?
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-07-28 10:18:53 PM
All I have to say is thank G-d iSLAM is the "religion of peace!" Can you imagine if their "prophet" endorsed violence?
Posted by: wharold | 2006-07-28 10:54:14 PM
Posted by: Shawn | 2006-07-28 11:01:47 PM
The CBJihad reported that this attack is a mystery. Who would want to do this?
Posted by: wharold | 2006-07-28 11:13:12 PM
Liberal secular Jews are reaping what they have sown. Their hatred of the white Christian anti-semitic nativist oppressor buttressed their support for open borders and mass immigration. Take the example of Stephen Steinlight's tale entitled "The Jewish Stake in America's Changing Demography".
>> Like thousands of other typical Jewish kids of my generation, I was reared as a Jewish nationalist, even a quasi-separatist� More tacitly and subconsciously, I was taught the superiority of my people to the gentiles who had oppressed us. We were taught to view non-Jews as untrustworthy outsiders, people from whom sudden gusts of hatred might be anticipated, people less sensitive, intelligent, and moral than ourselves.<<
He charaterised the 1924 immigration restriction bill in the US as the work of “classic anti-immigrant, xenophobic, and racist nativist forces...” He believed that the WASP founders of the USA had no place in the immigration debate.
>>“The white ‘Christian’ supremacists who have historically opposed either all immigration or all non-European immigration (Europeans being defined as Nordic or Anglo-Saxon), a position re-asserted by Peter Brimelow, must not be permitted to play a prominent role in the debate over the way America responds to unprecedented demographic change.”<<
South and East Asians and Africans are coming to North America and Europe in large numbers. Muslims already outnumber Jews in Canada and will soon overtake US Jews. Jews are not only threatened in Israel but in North America as well. Now Jews, in their time of need turn to those same "xenophobic, and racist nativist forces" to stand by them in their hour of need.
Where is the reciprocity? When will Jews stand by white gentiles to ensure our preservation?
Posted by: DJ | 2006-07-28 11:15:39 PM
"You obviously have the requisite intelligence to overcome the daily bombardment"
Is this a sincere assertion of yours in regard to Woodbridge?
Posted by: Ian Scott | 2006-07-28 11:17:16 PM
"Is this a sincere assertion of yours in regard to Woodbridge?
Sure is. Given the slant of the MSM and the domination of the institutions by the left, it's a wonder anyone has been able to see through the lies, half-truths, misrepresentations, omissions, and rewriting of history.
Keep up the research Woodbridge. Albeit with a jaundiced eye.
Posted by: h2o273kk9 | 2006-07-28 11:24:47 PM
John "Leningrad" - you call freely call people racist. Is it racist to hate a religion? I guess you can redefine things at your whim. In case you don't know, religion is a choice; your are not born muslim, nor christian, or buddhist. However, people are born Jewish, and from them come the devout and the secular. Muslims choose to preach hatred and kill non-muslims, so they are the enemy of any free people. I've never heard of a Jew forcing someone to become Jewish, but Muslims are worse than the Jesuits were for forcing people to convert to their cult.
Why am I wasting my time writing this? There are us who wish to be free, and there is the enemy. John Leningrad, you are the enemy.
Posted by: Big Makk | 2006-07-28 11:28:29 PM
I keep saying it over and over ... stop letting them in and send as many as possible back!
By evidence of their behavior around the entire planet, ALL Muslims are potentially dangerous to freedom loving peoples. In fact ... Any peoples who AREN'T Muslim. In fact, they are quite dangerous to each other if Sunni's and Shiites blowing each up real good all the time is any indication.
These people are all nuts! ... Does any other race or culture behave like this?
Don't be taken in by the politically correct set who are being played off by the deceptions of the so-called leaders of the Muslim community. They play the politicians like the cheap violins that they are. Which is quite a feat since they abhor music and forbid it.
They are the fund-raisers and are riding point in what they hope will be the eventual take over of government as they are elected by their communities and leftist appeasing idiots.
We are a nation of Pooh Bears playing with crocodiles.
Posted by: Duke | 2006-07-28 11:41:50 PM
There's only one policy that can work:
1) Restrict Muslim immigration
2) Muslims here must assimilate
This is not about politics, or race; it's about the future for Canada.
Many people immigrate to Canada to get away from oppression and backward thinking societies. For the most part many of them are adapting and assimilating very well except Muslims.
If Muslims don't want to assimilate, they shouldn't be immigrating here.
Again, this is not about politics. Liberals, Conservative, NDP ...... don't matter.
What matters is we the public must take action and do whatever it takes to protect our future from Islam.
Posted by: fw | 2006-07-29 12:13:10 AM
July 28, 2006 -- MY column on Tuesday posed a series of questions about whether America and Israel have achieved such a high level of civilization that we cannot do what is necessary to win wars against stateless terrorist foes. Some other questions - harsher ones - also deserve to be asked:
Is the impulse to fault America and Israel for failing to achieve a pristine standard of civilized conduct in war always rooted in deep humanitarian concerns? Or are many of those who do so actually seeking to blame America and Israel for choosing to use military means to defend themselves and defeat a conscienceless and evil enemy?
Is the impulse to publicize, dwell on and make a lascivious show of disgust for a few horrible-but-isolated war crimes and prison incidents based in the liberal-democratic principle that the individual is paramount and every life has meaning? Or are those who do so themselves actually themselves guilty of moral preening?
Are such people, in fact, just crying crocodile tears for the victims and for the reputations of their countries to hide the strictly partisan nature of their opposition either to the underlying war policy or to the party affiliation of those designing and implementing the policy?
Do they actually oppose this administration and Israel's government for reasons having nothing to do with the war - say, the administration's view of gay marriage or the Israeli government's attack on socialist economics? Have they allowed their views of the matters about which they care more than the war to distort their vision and see the worst in everything done by governments they do not agree with?
Would many of those who approvingly quote and cite the prewar claims that America needed several hundred thousand more military personnel in Iraq as justification for their view that we are losing or have lost the war be standing at the ready to defend the size of those deployments against those who would have said we were using too heavy a hand in Iraq?
Are those in America who compare Iraq to Vietnam and Israel's 2006 Lebanon incursions to the 1982 Lebanon incursions doing so because they fear their nation's defeat and humiliation - or because they are longing to experience or relive the thrill of being part of an anti-war movement?
Is the oft-expressed concern that America was attacked because it cast too intimidating a shadow an honest one? Or do those who say so hold an essentially solipsistic and narcissistic view of the world, according to which America is to blame for the hostile acts and actions taken against it? To take one example, do they dislike what Wal-Mart has done to a town in Iowa, presume therefore that Wal-Mart is oppressing people in Asia, and by this calculus expect and somehow quietly excuse violent action against the United States on the grounds that it's just revenge against Wal-Mart?
Is the sole problem we face that we are fighting against an unscrupulous enemy using insufficient means - or is that problem compounded by the fact that we cannot see our way clear to fighting this war decisively to victory in part due to disingenuous, partisan and fundamentally unserious domestic criticisms?
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-29 2:42:18 AM
ANOTHER MUSLIM PERVERT JUST LIKE THE 9-11 FREAKS AT THE STRIP BARS DAY AND NIGHT BEFORE THEY WANTED THEIR 72 VIRGINS AT THE WTC
SEATTLE POST INTELLIGENCER
"The man apparently was from the Tri-Cities area, and authorities there confirmed Friday night that they had visited two residences in the area and were preparing to go into a third with the assistance of the FBI. A bomb squad was standing by in Kennewick. Local media reported he had a misdemeanor lewd conduct charge pending in Benton County. He allegedly exposed himself in a public place."
Posted by: woodbridge | 2006-07-29 2:46:37 AM
Your 'scroll-by' comments which are merely other peoples words pasted in are boring and take up too much space.
Why not make your own point in brief and provide a link to the material you are flogging, or that you are using to substantiate your stuff.
You bogart this blog and you are rude.
Posted by: Duke | 2006-07-29 9:06:28 AM
Five ladies targeted? It's another femme crime, the guy is a nut bar.
Posted by: John smith | 2006-07-29 9:07:04 AM
"...and shouted, "I'm a Muslim American; I'm angry at Israel," then began shooting."
Yeah, that sounds like a plausible scenario. Retard.
In other news:
BANK HOLDUP ON MAIN STREET
"A man shouting "I am a bank robber; I'm greedy, and seek legal tender for my cocaine habit" held up a bank yesterday afternoon on mainstreet. A man spotted by witness screaming "I have now robbed a bank, and am proceeding to the getaway car" was arrested shortly after the incident.
BREAK IN AT CEDARWOOD CRESCENT
"A homeowner in the 100 block of Cedarwood Crescent was the victim of a home invasion over the weekend. The burglar reportedly screamed "I am a burglar; I covet your goods and chattel", stole jewellery and a Big Ben driver, and escaped on foot."
Posted by: Fizz | 2006-07-29 9:13:49 AM
Woodbridge you are a moron and your racist remarks dont help our arguments whatsoever. Go and write your racist trash on the wall of a bathroom stall, where it belongs, this blog is for intelligent argument, not emotional hate mongering which makes us all look like a bunch of morons and gives everyone the perfect excuse to dismiss us. The derogatory terms you use are hurtfull to many Sikhs, and Hindus and Christians too, and just shows your complete ignorance and stupidity. Did I mention your a moron, get lost you loser. I just hope that woodbridges comments dont reflect that of many of the bloggers here.
Posted by: Mike | 2006-07-29 9:32:42 AM
The Canadian response in a similar situation?
Bring in gun control. It certainly could not have been the actions of Marc Lepine ... or his Muslim background.
It must have been the gun he was carrying ... just like this nutbar.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-29 9:33:56 AM
"Fight and slay the Unbelievers wherever ye find them. Seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem of war."
Sad to report, the latest fatality inflicted by another true believer is now listed among the 5500 other jihadists fatalities since 9/11 on www.thereligionofpeace.com.
Have a look, Mike.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-29 9:43:40 AM
9:6 And if anyone of the idolaters seeketh thy protection (O Muhammad), then protect him so that he may hear the Word of Allah, and afterward convey him to his place of safety. That is because they are a folk who know not.
Actually set you free I did a little google search and the quote you take comes from some pretty slanted websites. "Unbelievers" is actually "Idolaters" in the proper quote, from what I know in Islam there is HUGE distiction between idol worship and "people of the book" namely Chrisitans and Jews. In fact a Muslim can marry a Jew or Christian--Anyways Im not here to apologize for Islam or get into it with you. But, I think you should know that posting inaccurate information that supports your cause is just as bad as making silly racist remarks and detracts from its persuasiveness.
Posted by: Mike | 2006-07-29 10:05:07 AM
I appreciate all of the comments posted on this site. The bad language embarasses me occasionally when it reminds me of my own ignorant rants where I sometimes fail to edit out the dumber parts of what I wanted to say. If something bores or offends me, I just scroll by it. I like woodbridge printing out the various articles he finds. I scroll by when it gets tedious.
The free rough and tumble is vital. It is a little embarrassing at times when the language reminds me of just how dumb I must sound when not on my best behavior.
WE have a BIG problem, right now. A majical solution (and I can feel the hair rising on back of my neck when I typed that word) to this big problem isn't forthcoming.
We have to POLICE our own nations against Islamo-fascists, and we have to BATTLE them at the center of their terrible depraved "culture" and home countries. This little trick has a real short half life to it. Pretty soon the laboratory experiment going on in Iraq is either going to "produce results" which validate the hopeful effort to allow the Muslims to modernize and become democratically self-governing with true protection of minority opinion and culture-religion or the Terrorists "win" and we destroy them all (i.e. the baby with the bathwater).
I hate Bush' guts for his horrific treason with respect to our illegal immigration problem, but I empathize with the incredible careful balance he must achieve in prosecuting this current phase of the War on Terrorism. I think Bush is doing a superb job of this war, and even though I do expect that there will be HORRIBLE set backs coming and continuing HORRIBLE costs in lives of the finest Americans and many foreign innocents, this situation with the Islamo-fascists allows no further delay.
We each have every right to shout and fight each other, or even foolishly speak, when on second thought we could have been wiser.
But get your government leaders to take intelligent protective action. I think that guy in Iran is going to get to see his 12th Imam or whatever crap he is looking for. We are either going to solve his problem via fits and starts movement toward modernized Middle East democracies or inflict total war to their destruction.
Europe and the UN is going to counsel delay and indecision so that it is OUR total destruction which comes of this. I don't think America is going to listen to that counsel. You folks will make up your own minds. I hope you support America rather than Europe.
Posted by: Conrad-USA | 2006-07-29 10:33:17 AM
Very informative article on the current situation, aside from people like Conrads uninformed xenophobic paranoid ranting, if you actually care to know what the arabs are up to, please read...
The terrorist leader said
“We will not be the only ones who pay a price. Our homes will not be the only ones destroyed. Our children will not be the only ones killed. Our people will not be the only ones displaced. Those days are over . . . I promise you those times have passed.” --Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah, Leader of Lebanese Resistance Organization Hezbollah
The last few days have provided a troubling view of the New World Order. The Israeli assault on Lebanon’s infrastructure has battered bridges, roads, power plants, grain depots, apartment buildings, mosques, community centers, civilian homes, gas stations, ports and many of the country’s critical life-support systems. Additionally, Israel has killed 400 civilians, including 15 children who were instantly vaporized by a missile that destroyed their van while they were fleeing southern Lebanon. Israel has justified the carnage by pointing to the two soldiers who were captured by members of the Lebanese resistance organization, Hezbollah. But Israel’s defense is hopelessly flawed.
What if relatives or friends of the many US detainees who’ve been illegally imprisoned at Guantanamo, decided to use F-16s and laser-guided missiles to attack the Golden Gate Bridge, the Sears Tower, New York City’s electrical grid, and vast swathes of the highway system? Would that be equally justifiable? Or, more to the point, what if Hezbollah decided to blow up major parts of Israel’s infrastructure in retaliation for the hundreds of Lebanese prisoners languishing in Israeli prisons without any legal recourse? Would that be okay?
Israel’s rationale is merely an apology for state terrorism and it’s utterly meaningless in respect to the enormous damage they’ve caused.
What if the shoe were on the other foot? What if it was Israel’s citizens who were locked away in Lebanese prisons? Would Israel simply leave them to their fate?
Hezbollah wants their prisoners back as much as Israel and they’ve shown a willingness to negotiate. Israel, however, has other things in mind; flattening another Arab country and plunging them into the Stone Age. This is the way Israel does business.
The history of the present conflict did not begin with the capture of the two soldiers as the media would have us believe, nor is it simply aimed at dismantling Hezbollah. Israel is planning to occupy the territory between its northern border and the Litani River in Southern Lebanon. This will provide access to an important water source for Israel and create a buffer zone between itself and Arab militants. The demonstration of overwhelming force is intended to send a message to Syria and Iran that they’d better “shape up” or expect similar treatment in the near future.
"A Clean Break"
Israel’s present battle-plan originated with a policy paper that was written by former Defense Policy Board chief Richard Perle and (Bush administration officials) David Wurmser and Douglas Feith. The document, which was titled “A Clean Break; Strategy for Securing the (Israeli) Realm” provides the details of Israel’s plan to topple potential rivals in the region and redraw the map of the Middle East.
The text reads: “Securing the Northern Border: Syria challenges Israel on Lebanese soil. An effective approach, and one which America can sympathize, would be if Israel seize the strategic initiative (preemption) along its northern borders by engaging Hezbollah, Syria and Iran as the principle agents of aggression in Lebanon including . . . striking military targets in Lebanon, and should that prove insufficient, striking at striking at select targets in Syria proper.”
Perle’s document outlines exactly what is presently taking place even though it was written back in 1996. (It was composed for the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.)
This shows that Israel is not acting irrationally or spontaneously, but executing a carefully considered master plan for crushing potential enemies and reconfiguring the Middle East to accommodate the modern Israeli kingdom. (Hence, the pretentious euphemism “Securing the Realm”)
This is the war that Israel wanted from the very beginning; a final showdown with arch-nemesis Hezbollah, followed by confrontations with Damascus and Tehran. It’s all in Perle’s blueprint for “total war.”
Prime Minister Olmert has not deviated one millimeter from the original scheme.
George Bush’s appearance in St Petersburg suggests that there was careful coordination between Tel Aviv and the White House, so that Israel could carry out its depredations in Lebanon while Bush kept Putin occupied at the G-8 meetings. Eventually, Putin will realize that Bush has taken him for a fool by diverting his attention from events in the Middle East with bogus promises of membership in the WTO. Bush has proven once again, that while he may not read the newspapers, he is a shrewd Machiavellian-politician who is skillful at manipulating situations to his own advantage.
We should review Lebanon’s recent history if we want to fully appreciate the effort that has gone into preparing it for invasion. The assassination of Rafik Hariri gave Israel and America the perfect pretext for intervening in Lebanese affairs via the United Nations. The public anger was effectively shifted onto Syria, even though the evidence of Syrian wrongdoing was inconclusive. The public hysteria eventually led to UN resolutions against Syria which forced Bashar Al-Assad to withdraw his troops and accept that Syrian-patron, Prime Minister Lahoud would be replaced by the more-compliant Fouad Siniora.
We know now that the “Cedar Revolution” was just another clever “made-in-Washington” public relations scam orchestrated by skillful American NGOs and Israeli intelligence agencies. The “color-coded” revolutions have since been widely discredited as more of Uncle Sam’s tricks for bringing about regime change in countries where the leaders fail to conform to the economic diktats of the IMF and World Bank.
Consider how opportune it has been for Israel to have Syrian forces out of the way while they lay-waste to Lebanon destroying anything in their path.
Think again. Everything from Bush’s appearance in St Petersburg, to the untimely death of Rafik Hariri, to the Cedar Revolution, to the removal of Syrian troops has been as painstakingly choreographed as a Bolshoi Ballet; all of it was mere preparation for the “Main Event”: Israel’s triumphant reappearance on Lebanese soil, now threatening to occupy the south for an unspecified period of time and, perhaps, pushing east towards Damascus.
Could Lebanon have escaped Israel’s wrath if its soldiers had not been captured by Hezbollah?
Israel has long planned to disarm Hezbollah and eliminate potential conflicts on its northern flank. That means that if Lebanon rebuilds and prospers once again, the threat of Israeli attack will increase accordingly. Israel’s aspiration for regional supremacy does not allow for strong neighbors.
It’s clear that the devastation in Lebanon is intended to send a message to Damascus and Tehran. As Perle’s “A Clean Break” states, Israel wants to frame “Hezbollah, Syria and Iran as the principle agents of aggression in Lebanon.” The Israel-friendly media has achieved this by reiterating claims that Hezbollah is a “cat’s paw” for Syria and that Iran is providing high-tech weaponry for resistance attacks against Israel. Both countries have denied the allegations, but the stage has been set for a broader war that may engulf the entire region. The probability of regime change in Tehran and Damascus has only intensified as Bush and Olmert’s objectives become more apparent. (Note: Israel needs a friendly government in Syria to protect future pipeline routes from Northern Iraq to Haifa. Currently the Mossad are working with the Kurds to ensure that Israel will become a main player in the energy markets in the coming century) Iran’s vast oil and natural gas wealth, make it the Middle East’s natural leader. This ensures that the mullahs will be challenged and, perhaps, removed to allow for Israeli ascendancy.
The Impotent United Nations
As Israel steps-up its bombing raids on southern Beirut for the sixth straight day, the UN has never looked more ineffective or fragmented. The institution has been blocked from even providing its normally toothless resolutions condemning the violence. The UN has become a rubber stamp for American-Israeli policy; harassing Washington’s enemies like Iran and North Korea while obstructing any measure that threatens to curtail US-Israeli aggression.
The massive and calculated decimation of Lebanon; including the willful destruction of critical infrastructure, proves that the UN is no longer able to meet the minimal requirements of its original mandate to stop unprovoked aggression. In its present configuration, the United Nations is worse than useless; it is, in fact, abetting the hostilities and providing cover for resurgent 21st century colonialism. The present crisis could signal the death knell for the beleaguered “world body” as more and more nations will be forced into improvised security alliances to fend off Washington’s plans for global domination.
Curious onlookers should note that Israel’s attacks have not been aimed at Hezbollah, but mainly at Lebanese infrastructure. In fact, there have been no reports of Hezbollah casualties so far. This is no coincidence. Israel’s plan is to reduce Lebanon to rubble and create a humanitarian crisis similar to the one in the occupied territories.
Throughout the Arab world the same theory of “pacification” is being applied as Bush and Olmert continue their wanton assault on the basic platforms for human survival, leaving millions of Muslims in abject poverty without food, medicine, clean drinking water, or sufficient heat or light. They have created tens of thousands of refugees who have been driven from their homes or left in the ruins to slowly die in the dark. From the Caspian to the Red Sea, from the Mediterranean to the western tip of Afghanistan, Israel and America are spreading their devastation across the Middle East transforming the entire region into one massive Gaza Strip.
Posted by: Lawyer | 2006-07-29 10:51:18 AM
I certainly support America - rather than the Birkenstock-wearing latte-sipping CBC-listening Volvo-driving moonbats who infest too many of our communities here in Canada.
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 10:52:46 AM
As for those "civilians" killed in Lebanon, how many were Hezbolla terrorists who wear no military uniforms and how many were folks who either allowed or were forced to hide rockets in their homes?
How many were the children who are used as human shields because they think Israel will either spare them or be blamed for causing their deaths? No one is innocent when they shield terrorist in their midst.
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 10:58:28 AM
What in Gods name is a moon-bat? Do you ever wear a tinfoil hat to stop the aliens from reading your thoughts?
Posted by: Lawyer | 2006-07-29 10:58:54 AM
Just a thought. If these people were planning on raising money for a military cause, as they almost certainly were. Then they become a part of the military operation and are legitimate military targets, much like settlers.
Posted by: Trevor Johnson | 2006-07-29 10:59:08 AM
Must have struck a nerve in the Lawyer's household.
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 11:03:14 AM
Brilliant thinking Trevor, but last time I checked Lebanese children werent "raising money for military causes", but hey maybe they were selling lemonade for Hezbollah, Jesus.
Posted by: Lawyer | 2006-07-29 11:07:19 AM
“The time will come when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God.''
– John 16:2
“Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hat been forbiddden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, even if they are the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.''
Perhaps you should take your own advice, and check out the facts.
Qukr'an 9:29 specifically states the jizhya (poll dax, dhimmitude) must be paid by People of the Book ... not just idolaters as you claim.
Back to the books, my man.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-29 11:10:57 AM
Israel's plan as described doesn't seem too unreasonable given that Hezb'allah has been ordered disarmed by the Security Council and those arms obviously exist to be used against Israel. Add in the genocidal desires of Iran and their links to Syria. Israel does need to protect herself.
There are about 4 Lebanese prisoners in Israel as far as I can tell.
Here's the true extent of the Beirut bombing:
It also seems that reports on deaths and civilians come entirely from the Lebanese government. During the first half of the 6 Day War, the world thought Israel was doomed because the Arab claims were given precedence over what Israel said. Then the truth began to emerge. Jenin, same thing. Don't you ever learn?
If you really are a lawyer you're a bloody disgrace.
Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-07-29 11:34:38 AM
wow! I didn't realize that bush and olmert are the bane of muslims everywhere, thanks lawyer for enlightening me....sheeeeeeesh!
Posted by: judge & jury | 2006-07-29 11:49:11 AM
Shakespeare - Henry VI:
'The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers'
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 11:51:36 AM
Now why couldn't this islamofascist have gone into one of our fem-lit programs at one our state "universities" in the demented dominion of canada and shot the sociopaths who congregate in such cesspools of sexism, bigotry and moral/intellectual hypocrisy?
Well, maybe next time (and there WILL be a next time).
Posted by: bk | 2006-07-29 11:53:48 AM
It will take scores of "next times" before the Left realizes that we are in the middle of WW III.
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 12:00:24 PM
It will take scores of "next times" before the Left realizes that we are in the middle of WW III.
Posted by: obc | 2006-07-29 12:01:05 PM
J&J, you didn't Bush was the bane of Muslims everywhere? Have you watched much news since 2003? Have you seen what Bush has done to Iraq while he was looking for WMD's ...... no, regime change .... no, to implement democracy ...... (AND THIS IS THE CORRECT ONE) ..... get cheap area rugs /carpets for his living room at the White House.
Right now, by my calculations, the only people ON EARTH that like Bush are: 51% of Americans, non-peace loving Israelis (there are many who do want peace, mainly non-European and non-American Jews), second rate countries that he's bribing to help fight in Iraq, Tony Blair (but not his people), and the New Far Right wingnuts in Canada led by Stephen Harper and found in really rural ares of eastern Canada, and everywhere west of the Ontario-Manitoba (excluding Vancouver). Harper actually has a better chance of being Bush's new bitch, replacing Tony Blair, because Harper can provide millions of new foot soldiers to fight the cause (though most of them are candy-asses who will do it from their computers rather than take on Islamic fighters in their own back yard).
Bush just needs to watch "Corner Gas" or "Trailer Park Boys" to get an idea of his Canadian followers. (Or he could visit this site).
Lawyer, please realise that you're trying to reason with folks who mock lattes, while they drink a case of Labatt's with their wife-sister, while wearing cowboy boots with their pajamas.
Posted by: Geoff H | 2006-07-29 12:08:09 PM
BTW, the entire ‘idolater' question was settled a long time ago.
I'm assuming that since you choose to ignore the works of the early church councils, that you are unaware that Christians established their right to venerate icons.
Back om 787 AD, the Seventh Ecumenical Council was convened in Nicea.
Mohammedans had insisted icons were idols and had waged war over the issue for the preceding 60 years. Greek Emperor Leo III tired to appease the Mohammedans and considered in necessary to do away with veneration of icons because he wished to convert Mohammedans to Christianity.
Attempts to appease the Mohammedans back then failed because the Christian leadership insisted their long-standing practises (728 years at the time of the first controversy) were totally legitimate.
But, official persecution by the state continued for another 25 years after the council by other emperors who believed they could placate the Mohammedans by giving in to their wishes.
Finally, in the year 843 AD under the Empress Theodora, veneration of the icons was restored.
Fast-forward to today and not much has changed. Case in point is the cartoon controversy.
Mohammedans are ‘offended' by images of their prophet, but the west insists they are not bound by those rules.
There is nothing new under the sun (Ecclisastes). This is just one aspect of an old battle.
Fortunately, the ability to lampoon and criticize remains one of the freedoms that is not allowed to the joyless Muslims.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-29 12:17:03 PM
Your intolerance is showing.
Posted by: Set you free | 2006-07-29 12:18:52 PM
"folks who mock lattes, while they drink a case of Labatt's with their wife-sister, while wearing cowboy boots with their pajamas."
The essence of racism is stereotyping. Looks good on you.
Posted by: greenmamba | 2006-07-29 12:23:10 PM
Greenbamba (sounds like a disease)
No one is mocking lattes, rather mentioning it as one of the identifing props of the mentally disturbed left.
They do drive volvos, and listen to CBC etc.
I hate those useful-to-islam fools and I don not wear pajamas with cowboy boots nor do I drink beer.
I drink scotch smoke cuban cigars,sleep nude, drive an old beat up dodge van and run a small business. I believe in and love freedom and am willing to die for it.
Liberals are the bane of our society and it is they who may tip the balance between our survival and our defeat.
You will hate being muslim more than you will hate dying. Wise up! We in a battle for our very survival. It will soon be on our own streets between not only westerners and muslims (already is) but also there will be civil war between the collectiveist appeasers of the Left and the lovers of freedom on the right.
Bear in mind the lovers of freedom are far more likley to have skill with weapons.
Posted by: Duke | 2006-07-29 1:03:05 PM
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