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Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Iran; Two Articles
Very good pieces at NRO today by Michael Ledeen and Senator Santorum:
Michael Ledeen of AEI: Iranian gov't buys more time
Fmr. US Senator Rick Santorum: Regime change in Iran, peacefully
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Here's a story the media has completely ignored:
The car torchings are continuing in Amsterdam. Klein Verzet has the news that the Dutch government is apparently trying to suppress.
Did it seem that the ‘Dutch Intifada’ had died down on Monday morning, with no cars set alight in the night of Sunday to Monday, last night it happened again (NL). Three cars were set on fire by ‘rioters’ in the Amsterdam burrough of Osdorp, neighboring Slotervaart.
Needless to say that the perpetrators of this wanton destruction of property are still at large. But what is interesting is a rather offhand remark, made in the reporting of Amsterdam TV station AT5 (now redacted out), that the firemen extinguishing the fores were escorted by police on motorcycles and riot police (NL).
That remark actually raises more questions then it answers. Were these escorts by riot police necessary? Or precautionary? Have the fire brigades in recent days become the target of the Amsterdam ‘youth’, like so many emergency services in France and in Sweden (to name just a few examples)? But if that is the case: Why haven’t we heard about this harassment?
One would be forgiven for feeling that the Amsterdam authorities are doing everything within their power to control the flow of information around the goings on in Slotervaart and surroundings. They give off a stunning impression of an old-fashioned soviet themselves. In their desperate attempts to shield the Dutch population at large from finding out the truth they seemingly have organized a total clampdown. Not on the ‘youth’, who are still able to roam the streets of Slotervaart, Geuzenveld and Osdorp, setting fires wherever they please, with impunity. But rather on the reporting coming out of that besieged part of Amsterdam.
Reports of ‘sympathy car-b-ques’ in The Hague reach us via Nieuw Religieus Peil, which links to a report in the Telegraaf (NL) telling us how the inhabitants of the The Hague neighborhoods of Transvaal and Schilderswijk are too afraid to press charges of vandalism, which has seen a sharp increase this last week.
car-b-ques - THAT'S A GREAT TERM!!
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:11:03 PM
Posted by: Winston | 2007-10-24 12:22:34 PM
It's a play on the word barbecue!
Posted by: obc | 2007-10-24 12:26:19 PM
Interesting to note, one of the favorite past-times in jihadist plagued locations, in regards to car-B-Qs, are "car swarms".
I don't know who first coined the erm, but it is so often used, that LGF (one of my favorites) has actually defined it to be: "A peculiar Palestinian custom of swarming around a car which had recently held Palestinian extremists but which was then blown up by Israel in a targeted killing of the terrorists inside. Often, thousands of Palestinian men will swarm around the destroyed vehicle, looking to retreive bits of flesh from the incinerated "martyrs." The bodily remains are then paraded around in triumph. Charles generally posts any new car swarm photos as soon as they appear."
Here is a photo of one of these car swarms.
Perhaps this is what they are hoping for when they go on a car-B-Q rampage?
Of course, it is important to note that the two kinds of car-B-Qs occur as a result of different actions, but it is clear that they do like what they see--and they like to swarm burnt out cars.
Personally, I don't get it!
Posted by: Lady | 2007-10-24 1:16:29 PM
From what I've heard the Dutch need liberating again, only from Islamofascists this time.
Posted by: Larry | 2007-10-24 4:01:47 PM
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