LA2AL-Quds

soon and very soon

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

FOLLOW-UP:
The former Crip members who converted to Islam in prison and who were suspected to be planning a terrorist attack on American military interests and the Israeli consul have been formally indicted Wednesday on federal charges of planning terrorist attacks against National Guard facilities, the Israeli Consulate and other Los Angeles-area targets.

The four conspired to wage war against the U.S. government through terrorism, kill armed service members and murder foreign officials, among other charges, according to the indictment.

Named in the indictment were Levar Haley Washington, 25, Gregory Vernon Patterson, 21, Hammad Riaz Samana, 21, and Kevin James, 29.

Shep Smith reporting for Fox News in New Orleans reporting wide-spread looting, police officers participating in the looting and gangs of men armed with AK-47s roaming the streets of the Big Easy.

Others reporting that they were far more scared of the criminal elements (prisoners were released from local jails following the storm) and looters tahn they were with the rising waters.

Before and After images of the Super Dome and of Gromley Stadium the University of Tulane

Don't believe the hype being spun in the liberal media, It's not global warming; just a natural storm cycle

Quote of the Day

"Well, what do we have? We have the US military that's been mobilized. The president has been talking to the governors. The senators of these states can't really do a whole lot, but the governors can. He's had numerous conversations with the governors. He's assured them that they're going to get what they need. You have neighborhoods governors from Texas, Rick Perry, they're going to take some of these people from the Superdome into the Astrodome. They're even going to give them school books and try to conduct school and sessions for the youngsters that are going over there to try to have some sense of normalcy. All kinds of people are banding together. Folks, this is no disparagement to President Bush or anybody else, but I'm sorry, it's not going to be the president that puts this back together. It isn't going to be a member of Congress and isn't going to be a series of governors that puts this back together. It never is. The people who make -- they'll be a part of it but a crucial role, they're not irrelevant -- but without the people who make this country work none of what you see on TV would be taking place. The Army Corps of Engineers, you've got people down there risking drowning trying to get these pumps going, trying to fix these breaches in the sea walls and the levees, doing the rescue operations, the search operations. They're going to have to deal with the dead. Nobody has even talked about the wildlife yet that they're going to find that has expired, and that's going to have to be dealt with. " --Rush Limbaugh

Help for Katrina Survivors

Saturday, August 27, 2005

Bibi is just straight up bad for Israel

Friday, August 26, 2005

Hamas Bombmaker Vows to Continue Attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip
A shadowy Hamas bombmaker who tops Israel's most-wanted list on Saturday issued his first videotaped statement since going into hiding more than a decade ago.


Mohammed Deif praised Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza Strip as a victory for armed resistance, rejected calls for his group to disarm, and vowed to continue attacks on Israel until the Jewish state is erased from the map.

Deif, who has escaped three Israeli attempts to kill him, has been living underground since 1992. He is so shadowy that the most recent photograph of him is from the 1980s.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

We're Waiting
Abbas
won't disarm Hamas/Islamic Jihad

Trouble at Leeds Grand Mosque...Muslim hate speech continues in England

Top cleric held in Bangladesh for bomb blasts...Where are the moderate Muslims?

Quote of the Day
Political correctness is just inverted McCarthyism

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Apparently Notre Dame didn't wait for the NCAA to declare Fighting Irish "hostile" or "offensive" because the University has already decided to change it to just Irish, as a new sign added to the tunnel entrance to Notre Dame Stadium, it reads simply "Irish", and includes the Monogram Club logo.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

A defeat for political correctness

Associated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The NCAA will allow Florida State to use its Seminoles nickname in postseason play, removing the school from a list of colleges with Native American nicknames that were restricted by an NCAA decision earlier this month.


The NCAA said it was recognizing the relationship Florida State has long enjoyed with the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which assists the university with its pageantry and celebration of its culture and supports the school's use of its name.

"The staff review committee noted the unique relationship between the university and the Seminole Tribe of Florida as a significant factor," the NCAA said Tuesday. "The decision of a namesake sovereign tribe, regarding when and how its name and imagery can be used, must be respected even when others may not agree."

Florida State President T.K. Wetherell had threatened to sue the NCAA immediately after its Aug. 5 announcement that the school's highly visible nickname, "Seminoles," was defined as "hostile and abusive" by a committee.

The NCAA said it would handle reviews from other schools on a case-by-case basis. The Illinois Fighting Illini, Utah Utes and North Dakota Fighting Sioux are among other prominent school nicknames that remain affected by the edict.

Under the NCAA restrictions, teams with American Indian nicknames would not be able to use them in postseason tournaments.

This guy's "Christian"?!?!?! No, Pat Robertson represents everything wrong with self-proclaimed "born again" Christians like Jerry Falwell and Rick Santorum who really only expose hatred, bigorty and ignorant rants such as this.

Monday, August 22, 2005

Deadline Looms for CBGB

Sunday, August 21, 2005

GOP Senator Says Iraq Looking Like Vietnam

It's never to early to jump on the media bandwagon and start a presidential campaign is it Senator Hagel?


At any rate old Chuck is right about one thing, Iraq IS looking a lot like that of Vietnam in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but not in the way Hagel portrays it. Much like our involvement in the Vietnam War, American forces in Iraq have not lost a single engagement with foreign fighters and Saddam loyalists in Iraq since the war began, just as the American military, although suffering tough loses at times, never once was defeated in battle by either the North Vietnamese Army/Viet Kong Forces.


And much like Vietnam, the liberal media, thanks to a Presidential holiday in Crawford Texas and a lack of sensational news events, has capitalized on the Cindy Sheehan Anti-War Camp, to put a face with the growing anti-war sentiment in an effort to belittle everything American forces have worked for the last 3 years, demoralize troop morale and home to implant in the minds of Americans that the US is some how losing the war in Iraq.


Similar to liberals who write of the Vietnam war criticizing American efforts to halt the spread of Communism throughout South East Asia and glossing over a mass genocide committed by Ho Chi Minh throughout the 1960s and 70s, liberal elitists in the media today gloss over the torturous regime of Saddam Hussein and the brutalities committed by him and his cronies, contributing greatly to the long-term war the terrorists and foreign fighters in Iraq hope to win.


Ho Chi Minh was not stupid, he knew he would never defeat the US military, for God's sake he sought to ally himself with American forces and General MacArthur during the Second World War. But Ho did know that all he had to do, was to keep the bodies of American soldiers coming home, and use the American media to perpetuate the idea that Ho's Revolution was some how popular in nature, that the US had no business in SE Asia, and that the US was steadily sinking into a quagmire. The American media was all too happy to acquiesce to Ho's plan, as respected news journalists like Walter Cronkite blatantly lied to the American people about what was going on in Iraq (see the Tet Offensive) and the Hollywood Left (see Jane Fonda) aided and abetted the communist forces in their PR propaganda, even posing with Viet Kong slicers and handling weapons used to kill American slicers.


So like today, when the last vestiges of the liberal media elite at the LA and New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, CNN, MSNBC, USA Today, Boston Globe, etc al. proclaim now that Iraq is the new Vietnam, giving much assistance to terrorists in Iraq who only have to wait long enough for the United States forces to pull out in order to turn Iraq into their own terrorist state. And Liberal Hollywood, well I think we know where they stand.


And if anyone knows anything about the Vietnam War, Senator Hagel I would think you would since you won 2 purple hearts there, they would know that it took only months after American forces withdrew from South Vietnam for the South to fall under Ho's Communist grip. So if Iraq is Vietnam Senator, and you want American forces out, you must surely know the consequences.


I'm so sick of Cindy Sheehan and the victimization of the American soldier that has taken place in the United States ever since the Vietnam War that I could puke. General Grant said "War is Hell" for one reason "War IS Hell". I'm not sure anyone standing on the beach at Normandy following the greatest amphibious assault in military history, the beach strewn with dead bodies and body parts would say, "wow that went well". 1,000 American troops died in preparation for the D-Day invasion and yet Americans at home are moaning and wailing about the few thousands that have bravely sacrificed their lives to give us freedom. I hate to be the one to inform you of this Ms.Sheehan, but the US military is a volunteer Army, and your son WANTED to be in Iraq. You're delusional, dishonest and an anti-Semite and you dishonor your son. No one held a gun to your son's head when he enlisted.


And I don’t buy into the idea that the American people have some how switched sides on the Iraq war, and if they have it’s because every report coming out of Iraq is overwhelmingly negative. The American public turned against the Vietnam War not because it was persuaded by the radical and liberal left that it was unjust, but out of sensitivity to its rising costs. According to polling data, there was higher public support for the Vietnam War than there had been for the Korean War when comparable numbers of casualties had been reached. In both Asian conflicts, support declined as the body count rose.


Surely things have gone wrong in Iraq, President Bush doesn’t have a crystal ball in the oval office. And whether or not you agreed or disagreed for starting this war, the time for harping, whining and planting the seeds for American failure in Iraq is over, the time to support American troops and the job their doing is now. Let’s have a debate about how best to do that, let’s get more troops over there, let’s start a draft if need be, let’s give the military commanders the tools they need to kill terrorists and foreign fighters, and let’s get on with the business of training Iraqi troops to provide their own security. Instead of bitching and offering little solutions in return, how about elitist liberals and for that matter our European allies help out in contributing something positive to the situation, instead of situation. Perhaps you didn’t agree with the war, but we’re all in it now, and the consequences of a premature American military withdrawal from Iraq would be a disaster for ALL Americans, not just the President and for Republicans.


No, Americans don't know how to fight. After the Korean War, in particular, they have lost the capability to wage a large-scale war. They are pinning their hopes on the atom bomb and air power. But one cannot win a war with that. One needs infantry, and they dont have much infantry; the infantry they do have is weak. They are fighting little Korea, and already people are weeping in the USA. What will happen if they start a large-scale war? Then, perhaps, everyone will weep. --Jospeh Stalin to Zhou Enlai, Aug. 20, 1952

The US has a population of 200 million people, but it cannot stand wars. --Mao Zedong

MY SOURCES: Israeli, Jordanian, Egyptian ports go on high anti-terror preparedness in face of Zarqawi’s hit teams’ heightened mobility between Iraq, Jordan, Egyptian Sinai, Gaza Strip and S. Israel

Saturday, August 20, 2005

And the weird just keeps getting weirder...

Friday, August 19, 2005

Just for you Moody: Russian pair challenge UK expert over global warming

Since the mainstream media isn't covering it, I will. Al-Qaeda in Jordan launched 2 rockets, one at a US Naval Vessel and another at the Israeli side of the Red Sea. I'm sure launching rockets at Israel has a lot to do with the Iraq War, just like the suicide attacks of 7/7 in London.

Thursday, August 18, 2005

Probably the best personal account of today's events in Gaza

More African-Americans owning businesses...it's Bush's fault

Cheif Rabbi sent to roof of Kfar Darom's synagogue after settlers douse soliders with acid and gasoline; soliders and settlers eventually embrace in prayer.



Inspired by the movie "Forrest Gump," a U.S. man is running across the United States from Newport Beach, California to Newport, Rhode Island.

The cities are nearly 3,000 miles apart. Jonathan Williams is shooting for an average of 25 miles a day on his trek, which he has dreamed of since seeing the 1994 movie's title character, played by Tom Hanks, run across the U.S.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Our Own Home Grown Terrorists...Terror Plot May Have Been Linked to Gang

More Jewish Extremist violence as settler resistance crumbles and Sharon says Gaza could be empty within 48 hours, at which point the housing demolitions would begin.



Jewish settlers and Israeli soldiers cry as they pray in a synagogue in the Neve Dekalim settlement in the Gush Katif bloc of Jewish settlements, in the southern Gaza Strip, August 17, 2005. The haunting melody some Jews sang on their way to Nazi gas chambers echoed in a synagogue in Gaza's biggest Jewish settlement on Wednesday as weeping worshippers offered prayers against their evacuation.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

I reported it here about a month ago, but it appears that the FBI is taking a terrorist plot on LA targets by some former Crip members who converted to Islam while in prison very seriously.

A Pakistani national has been arrested in a terrorism investigation into a possible plot to attack the Israeli Consulate, California National Guard facilities and other targets.

Twenty-one-year-old Hammad Riaz Samana was taken into custody August second. He has been detained at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles.

A law enforcement source says the arrest came after investigators discovered a potential target list at the Los Angeles home of Levar Haney Washington, who has been implicated in a series of gas station robberies in southern Los Angeles County.

The list included three National Guard facilities in the Los Angeles area, as well as the Israeli Consulate and a couple of synagogues.

Washington was arrested July fifth for investigation of robbery. Also arrested was Gregory Vernon Patterson of Gardena.Both men have pleaded innocent in Torrance Superior Court.



Forced eviction begins today

Monday, August 15, 2005

Hezbollah chief Nasrallah: Pullout is `beginning for liberating all of Palestine` (AP)

More Americans have jobs today than at any time in history, blame Bush
The theology of global warming is based on politics, not science

Day 1...Haaretz has great coverage.



Welcome to Texas, hippies.

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Gaza sealed as disengagement begins

Analysis: In over 25 years of journalism I have never witnessed more confusion in the Palestinian national (and Islamic) movement as I have seen during the past few months.

Eviction notices...

And the "grieving mother" finally reveals herself.

I'm sorry, but this is insanity...risking people's lives just to ensure that the process is "more passenger-friendly".

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you...Mister Afghanistan

Saturday, August 13, 2005

Don't be surprised:

Al Qaeda leaders plan to employ various types of fuel trucks as vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices in an effort to cause mass casualties in the US prior to the 19th of September.” The attacks are planned specifically for New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, either simultaneously or spread out. The attackers are described in the FBI advisory as “members of small al Qaeda cells which are spread out through the US.”

UPDATED: Report: Florida considers mascot ban legislation

Seminole Update:

An Open Letter from UND President Charles Kupchella to the NCAA
August 12, 2005

An Open Letter to the NCAA:
The quiet serenity of our beautiful campus was disturbed early August 5 by news reports that the NCAA had decided to address the Indian nickname issue. The early reports were unclear; the words mascot, nickname, and logo were used interchangeably, and the loaded words “abusive” and “hostile” were invoked without definition and without any real clear idea as to how they were being applied. We don’t have a mascot, and our logo was designed by a very well-respected American Indian artist. We couldn’t imagine that these reports would apply to us.

Later, we saw the full release. While it looked like the action taken by the NCAA was insulting, and a flagrant abuse of power, we knew that good, well-meaning people were involved in the decision and we wanted to consider our reaction carefully.

We were initially stunned by the charge “abusive” and “hostile,” and then angry. We reflected and gave it a week before drafting this response. I must admit to sinking at one point during the past week to the notion that my Association was guilty of “political correctness run amok” as suggested by some papers.

We want to file an appeal, but first we need to know the basis for your decisions. We need the answers to some questions first, in other words.

I do not wish to take up the issue, here, of any absolute or general “correctness” of using American Indian imagery. Those on both sides of the issue have long ago made up their minds, and no amount of talking over many years seems to have moved anyone from one side of the issue to the other. Suffice it to say, some choose to be insulted by the use of these terms; others are befuddled by this reaction to what they consider to be an honor. What I would like to take up here is a matter of the appropriateness and legality of the NCAA’s action. I mean to take up the issue of whether the NCAA has gone over the edge and out of bounds in the action announced on Friday.

Is it the use of Indian names, images, and/or mascots to which you are opposed? If it is all of the above, which logos, images, and mascots do you indict by your announcement? Is it only certain ones? As I said, a very respected Indian artist designed and created a logo for the University. The logo is not unlike those found on United States coins and North Dakota highway patrol cars and highway signs. So we can’t imagine that the use of this image is “abusive” or “hostile” in any sense of these words.

Is it the use of the names of tribes that you find hostile and abusive?

Not long ago I took a trip to make a proposal to establish an epidemiological program to support American Indian health throughout the Upper Great Plains. On this trip I left a state called North Dakota. (Dakota is one of the names the indigenous people of this region actually call themselves.) I flew over South Dakota, crossing the Sioux River several times, and finally landed in Sioux City, Iowa, just south of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The airplane in which I traveled that day was called a Cheyenne.

I think you should find my confusion here understandable, since obviously if we were to call our teams “The Dakotans,” we would actually be in more direct violation of what apparently you are trying to establish as a rule, even though this is the name of our state. This situation, of course, is not unlike that faced by our sister institution in Illinois.

Is it only when some well-meaning people object to the use of the names of tribes? If so, what standard did you use to decide where the line from acceptable to “hostile” and “abusive” is crossed? We note that you exempted a school with a certain percentage of American Indian students. We have more than 400 American Indian students here. Who decided that a certain percentage was okay, but our percentage was not? Where is the line between okay and hostile/abusive?

We have two Sioux tribes based here in North Dakota. One has, in fact, objected to our use of the name, “Sioux,” applied to our sports teams. The other said it was okay, provided that we took steps to ensure that some good comes of it, in educating people and students about the cultural heritage of this region. This mix of opinions is apparently not unlike that faced by our sister institution in Florida.

Is it only about applying names to sports teams? If so, would this be extended to the use of the names of all people, or is it just American Indians? Why would you exempt the “Fighting Irish” from your consideration, for example? Or “Vikings,” which are really fighting Scandinavians, or “Warriors,” which I suppose could be described as fighting anybodies? Wouldn’t it be “discrimination on account of race” to have a policy that applies to Indians but not to Scandinavians or the Irish, or anybody else for that matter? This seems especially profound in light of a letter to me from President Brand (8/9/05) in which he, in very broad-brush fashion and inconsistent with the NCAA’s recent much narrower pronouncement, said, “we believe that mascots, nicknames or images deemed hostile or abusive in terms of race, ethnicity or national origin should not be visible at our events.” (my emphasis)

As to the flagrant abuse of power question, I want to make sure I have this straight. We’ve recently built some magnificent facilities costing well over $100 million, under rules permitting us to host championship tournaments and otherwise participate fully in NCAA sanctioned activities, in which the very architecture of the building incorporates names and images of American Indian people. Do you really expect us now to spend large amounts of money to erase what we consider to be respectful images and names of Indian people who inhabited this region in the interest of the NCAA Executive Committee?

Hostile and abusive??

Help me understand why you think “hostile and abusive” applies to us. We have more than 25 separate programs in support of American Indian students here receiving high-end university educations. Included among these is an “Indians Into Medicine” program, now 30+ years running, that has generated 20 percent of all American Indian doctors in the United States. We have a similar program in Nursing, one in Clinical Psychology, and we are about to launch an “Indians into Aviation” program in conjunction with our world-class Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. I am very proud when I visit reservations in our state to see that a large number of the teachers, doctors, Tribal College presidents, and other leaders are graduates of the University of North Dakota.

Do you really expect us to host a tournament in which these names and images are covered in some way that would imply that we are ashamed of them?

Concerning tournaments already scheduled: Is the NCAA taking the position that it can actually unilaterally modify a contract already made? Perhaps the charge (sometimes heard) that the NCAA exhibits too much of the arrogance that comes from its status as a monopoly – apart from the question of whether it’s an effective organization – does indeed have a basis.

If the NCAA has all this power, why not use it to restore intercollegiate athletics to the ideal of sportsmanship by decoupling intercollegiate athletics from its corruption by big budgets? Why not use the power to put a halt to the out-of-control financial arms race that threatens to corrupt even higher education itself?

Yes, I know that in theory the NCAA is actually an association, and that UND is a member of it, and therefore it’s really we who are doing all of these things to ourselves, or failing to do all of these things ourselves. But is the NCAA really a democratic organization? Why did we not put these issues to a vote by all member schools??

In his USA Today essay, Myles Brand proclaimed that this is a teachable moment, suggesting that the NCAA decision is “aimed at initiating a discussion on a national basis about how American Indians have been characterized . . . .” Great idea! Let’s have the discussion – one that we should have had before this ruling was handed down, one that actually includes American Indians and puts this in the perspective of all that is important to them at this time in history. And while we are at it, why not also address the state of intercollegiate athletics – whether or not student-athletes at some schools are being exploited, and whether or not there is an out-of-control financial “arms race” threatening the integrity of higher education itself.

In considering how to appeal, we find it exasperating that we can’t tell what the basis for your initial decision was and how you singled us out in the first place. In a letter from Myles Brand to me (8/9/05) he suggests that we could, in an appeal, argue that our symbols or mascots do not create a hostile or abusive environment. But his letter also seems to suggest that as long as some think the environment is hostile, case closed.

By the way, the last time this issue was stirred up on our campus, a formal charge was made to the Office for Civil Rights that the use of our logo or nickname created a hostile environment here at the University. The Office for Civil Rights sent a half-dozen people to our campus. They fanned out across campus and after more than a week here, found no such thing. Did the Executive Committee find some things they missed, perhaps? Or does a committee in Indianapolis trump the Office for Civil Rights here, on the ground, in North Dakota?

Finally, I expect that we will file an appeal, because should we wish to take this issue to court, the courts would undoubtedly ask if we have exhausted all administrative remedies. Please send us the appropriate application forms, and give us an indication of how the appeal will be heard and when. If the timing of this appeal were such that your deadline occurs before the appeal is resolved, we would ask that the deadline be put off, otherwise we may well have to go to the expense of seeking an injunction halting the imposition of these policies until all of our questions can be answered satisfactorily.

We thank you in advance for considering our questions.

Sincerely,
Charles E. Kupchella
President


NOTE:
Charles Kupchella is President of the University of North Dakota (UND). The University offers some 25 program in support of American Indian students, has a degree program in Indian Studies and has, and has had, dozens of cooperative programs on reservations throughout North Dakota. UND serves more than 400 American Indian students on its Grand Forks campus. The University has competed in seven NCAA National Championship games since 1999 in both Division I and Division II.

If they could only make one that doesn't look like a golf cart just got pimped by X.

Anticipating attacks ahead of Afghanistan's upcoming Parliamentary elections, Marines take the fight to the terrorists.

Palestinians get what they've been bitching about since 1967, and in return vow to continue attacks on Israel after pullout

Friday, August 12, 2005

Last Shabbat in Gaza

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Ahead of the Curve
Why is it that the only Muslim calling for a "reformation" within Islam has a bounty on his head by Muslim mullahs?

I mean I don't know, maybe the Pope and his Cardinals put out a hit order on Martin Luther, but it's pretty ironic to me.

More on the NCAA-Seminole Ban:
Here's a suggestion: If the NCAA and other latter-day Puritans are concerned about social prejudice, they ought to investigate Notre Dame. Surely the name for its athletic teams, the Fighting Irish, is a slur on all Irish-Americans.

The label derives from anti-Catholic nativists who reviled the poor and mostly uneducated Irish immigrants who came to these shores in the mid-19th century -- a drunken, brawling breed, it was said, who espoused the wrong religion. When the fabled Four Horsemen played football for Notre Dame, the team was called the Ramblers.

In 1927, the university officially adopted the Fighting Irish, thereby transforming a pejorative nickname into something to cheer about.If there are Native Americans who feel that Indians or Warriors or Braves is somehow demeaning, they might reflect on the Notre Dame experience. And if the NCAA really cares about diversity and inclusion, it ought to establish an office of Indian Affairs to help Native American athletes with collegiate aspirations.

Meanwhile, all paleface Puritan surrogates, beginning with the NCAA, should butt out.

Lebanon detains British-based Muslim cleric Bakri

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

OK Biden, Kennedy, Kerry, Democrats, Liberals, European "Allies", you had your multilateralism...now what?

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Quote of the Day
"Fascism will come to this country in the name of anti-Fascism." - Huey Long

Torture indeed!

Monday, August 08, 2005

Sorry liberals and multiculturalists, but Cultures Aren't Equal

Your tax dollars hard at work: The Denver Public Library promoting a plan that would make seven of its branches "Spanish focused," banishing English language books to the backroom

Saturday, August 06, 2005

GO NOLES!

Gaza Could Become Al Qaeda Safe Haven After Israeli Pullout

Friday, August 05, 2005

Fascists!

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Two simple examples of why the West could lose the war against terrorism: 1, 2

Political correctness and cultural and moral relativism will, ultimately, be the downfall of the West.

And I hate to tell all my liberal friends out there, but this kind of PC BS doesn't come from the right.

Also, since I wrote my undergraduate minor seminar paper on Jewish extremism and, since I post enough Islamic extremism, I thought
this would be worth reading. There is no "cycle of violence" in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, but there are extremists on both sides who make any lasting peace in Israel and the Palestinian Territories vertually impossible.


Wednesday, August 03, 2005

'Saudi Brezhnevs' Why King Abdullah and his brothers are lying about their ages.