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  1. SADIE says

     
    The first video I think is a jab at PA/Arab speeches. Typically, they clean up the rhetoric for western consumption and in Arabic it’s the Israeli flag-burning style. I started to listen to Abbas .. 30 seconds into the speech, I heard “al-nakba” – a split second later the TV was off.  The difference between Arafat and Abbas is that the latter wears a suit.

  2. Michael Adams says

    Sadie, “al-nakba”?  Is this some new thing, lectio interuptio ? There’s that same left-hanging feeling associated with a similar Latin phrase. WHAT is al-nakba?

  3. SADIE says

    Michael Adams
     
    al-nakba is the day after (immediately after) in May 1948 when the State of Israel was recognized. Translated it means ” the catastrophe” but oh why bother with details like partition and that the Palis were given the opportunity of a two-state solution 63 years ago. Cripes, that would only clutter the landscape with facts. That’s the problem with these damn people, they take a day and turn it into a life [pause] make that death-style. Let’s face it -  they’re a friggin’ death cult!
     
    Any other questions.

  4. Mike Devx says

    Sadie 4: That’s the problem with these damn people, they take a day and turn it into a [...] death-style. Let’s face it -  they’re a friggin’ death cult!

    I want to emphasize Sadie’s point: The Palestinian culture, just like all of radical jihadist Islam, is a death-cult.  “You value life; we value death” many of them are actually fond of saying.

    Palestinian apologists (even in America and Israel) will argue: “Americans have a saying: ‘The tree of liberty must from time to time be refreshed by the blood of patriots and tyrants.’  This means, some things are worth dying for. The same is true for the Palestinians.  They are no different than us – they will die for their freedom!”

    The apologists will even say: “Americans put toy guns in their boys’ hands.  This is training them to fight and die for their country.  The Palestinians do the same thing with their toy Uzis and suicide belts.  They too will die for their country.  For freedom!  There is no difference.”

    They are wrong.  There is a difference:  We value life.  Yes, we value liberty, too, and that is why we will FIGHT.  But we don’t send our young people off to die.  We recognize that when we have to fight, some will die.  That is the terrible truth.  But we hope that all will return, safe and sound.  We hope.  We value life.

    The Palestinians train their children with suicide vests.  They train them to be martyrs.  They send them to CERTAIN death.  Mothers will say, “There is nothing more honorable for my little boy than to grow up to become a martyr.  By his death he, and our entire family, will then be honored.”  They guarantee death.  They seek it.  They honor the deliberate sacrifice.  There is no honor in a suicide martyr surviving; there is no celebration at his safe return.  The young martyr must die.

    They train their young to seek self-immolation.  Self-destruction.  This is a death cult.

    We do not.  We celebrate their safe return.  We value life.

    Reject the false comparison.  Understand in your brain and in your heart – in your very soul – how they are  a death cult, and how they celebrate death.   Understand this as deeply as you can, for it is absolute truth.
     

  5. SADIE says

    As if you or I needed proof, Mike.
     
    The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to kill twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.

     

     

     

    The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the “mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Hmeid.” However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers. http://www.pmw.org.il/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5656

  6. Michael Adams says

    The first person I heard to say that Islam was a death cult was my own brilliant wife. Now, of course, everyone sees it.  Or, everyone could see it, if they would. She was also the first one to say that Islam may be in its death throes. I realize that Communists, for example, see every hiccup in the stock market as “the inevitable final crisis of Capitalism.” However, the Western free markets have mostly functioned just fine, have most certainly done what we wanted them to do, increasing prosperity for everyone, everywhere, at every level of participation in the free market.
     
    Islam has been in technological and scientific decline pretty much since it made its last conquests of Western lands to plunder and to copy. Before the discovery of Middle Eastern oil, and the invention of the automobile, the ME was a vast semi-arid area of dusty streets, lined with mud huts and crowded with kids with small pox.
     
    I’m very open to an intelligent explanation of why this won’t work, but, if we exploited Western energy sources, would that not dry up the only funding available for the ME tyrants?  Would the Saudis not lose their ability, for example,  to build lavish mosques in Kenya, filling them with pensioner-converts?
     
    Also, BTW, would we still be lagging behind the Chinese, who have to get their oil from somewhere else? If energy gets cheaper, most other things in an economy get cheaper, too, meaning that incomes buy more and therefore, in effect, rise. If anyone is worried about a lack of aggregate demand, well, chop the price of gasoline in half, and see what demand is created. If we need more capital, hmm, that works on the capital side, too.

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