Sunday, September 21, 2014

Postmortem on Operation Protective Edge in Gaza

Three Israeli teens were abducted and killed by Palestinians. After some 95 rockets were fired from Gaza into Israel, the Government of Bibi Netanyahu launched Operation Protective Edge. Peace negotiations have started, but it's impossible for the Palestinians to ever stop hostilities: the destruction of Israel  is their psychological reason of being. 

Aug 11, 2014 At United West, Geert Wilders, unlike many spineless politicians, stands proudly with Israel and boldly against Hamas and Islamic jihad worldwide. 

UPDATE: While the world's media has been blaming Israel for the death of Gazan civilians during Operation Protective Edge, this correspondent decided to speak with Gazans themselves to hear what they had to say. They spoke of Hamas atrocities and war crimes implicating Hamas in the civilian deaths of its own people. Although Gazans, fearful of Hamas's revenge against them, were afraid to speak to the media, friends in the West Bank offered introductions to relatives in Gaza. One, a renowned Gazan academic, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that as soon as someone talked to a Western journalist, he was immediately questioned by Hamas and accused of "communicating with the Mossad". "Hamas makes sure that the average Gazan will not talk to Western journalists -- or actually any journalists at all," he said (...) (Source)

Jihad Isn't Crime; It's a Special Kind of World War

The neglected problems with the Islamic State are starting to overwhelm the system. We haven't begun to tackle the issue, since we are trying to evade awareness. We have  a problem on our hands that transcends the state, borders, and the law. In other words, this isn't crime, we're in a special kind of world war, a Jihad.

British medical student calling herself Mujahidah Bint Usama, 21, posted this image online of her holding a severed head while two children look on. Only the censored picture has been made available by MailOnline.

Postmodern man does not have the ability to think outside the parameters of the prevailing paradigm. We think in concepts as countries, passports and legislation. But those concepts are of another order that isn't useful to us here. Cultures and ideas transcend borders. If we understand how fast a virus like ebola is able to spread (source), we may be able to comprehend what happens to ideas that flash across continents with the speed of the Internet.