Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Rising Hatred on College and University Campuses Has Reached A Feverish Pitch. Mass Media - Woe Is Them. Gitmo. Legacy Lunacy and Mattis and Flynn Vs. Civilian Control.


Something to ponder:

"“Imagine life is a game in which you are juggling five balls.  The balls are called work, family, health, friends, and integrity.  And you’re keeping all of them up in the air.  But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball.  If you drop it, it will bounce back.  The other four balls — family, health, friends, integrity — are made of glass.  If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked, perhaps even shattered."

— From the 2001 book, Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas, by James Brendan Patterson, American author"
I just sent a memo about Trump's use of social media technology and then came upon this. (See 1 below.)
Gitmo releases return to terrorism. Another stupid theory by Obama' gone amiss. (See 2 and 2a below.)
This Prager Video was removed because it was deemed hateful but it is actually quite revealing:

One of the greatest threats to a peaceful society is discord on our college and university campuses.

This has been happening and now has reached a fever pitch.  Campus administrators have mostly caved allowing more radicalization to occur.  (See 3 below.)

In response to this growing threat, certain members of The House have proposed legislation in concert with comparable legislation in The Senate to redefine and determine discrimination. (See 3a below.)

Eli e mailed this to me. How quickly the West forgets.. (See 3b below.)
Obama's legacy will be determined by his lunacy.  (See 4 below.)
How pathetic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtJvYdX4GKM

The problem with many in the mass media is they view everything through a biased prism that prevents them to see reality and second, they live in a cocoon and only talk and associate with other moths cut from the same eaten cloth.

Their audience and those they appeal to simply reinforces their belief that fools can drink their own bathwater.

When it comes to Trump, he strikes me as a pragmatist based on how he views a solution when confronted by a problem.

Therefore, he is hard to type in a typical political sense.  On some matters he is an orthodox conservative, on others he fits a general and sensible liberal mold and in others he comes across as radical because he thinks like a businessman in a political world.

The mass media is used to typing everything into neat piles and thus seem baffled by Trump because he does not fit their biased ideology.  Unless they are willing to honestly look at themselves they will likely spend the next four years missing the mark, failing to understand who Trump is, how he thinks and decides. Thus, they will probably continue to cast him in a negative light and continue to maintain their carping attitude and reporting. They will do so because they cannot find fault with themselves Woe is them.
Finally, the idea that Mattis and other military are not qualified to serve in various capacities because we want civilians to control our military has proven outdated.

First of all, Mattis and Flynn have been civilians since leaving the military.  Second, has civilian control of the military won us any wars lately or has it reduced the fact that we no longer engage in wars?

Who best knows the horror of wars, the sacrifices in human life and the economic cost? Civilians or those who have served and been engaged.

I understand the basis for the concept but if I want my car repaired I would rather go to a mechanic who has fixed cars than a Harvard graduate who has an MBA.  Just a thought for your consideration. Mattis and Flynn look fine and better than most of the civilians who have been running the Pentagon which is in dire need of housecleaning.
Back to Orlando to babysit.
1)Ed O'Keefe 
"This is going to be huge. Republicans have never had this before." http://wpo.st/wHdJ2
Jaw-dropper: 25 former Gitmo detainees “return to militancy” despite Saudi rehab program!

You mean it didn’t work? Then, these 25 are just the latest to fail to grasp Islam’s peaceful message in the compassionate care of the Saudis. “25 Saudi Guantanamo Prisoners Return to Militancy,” from Reuters, June 19 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
RIYADH (Reuters) – Around 25 former detainees from Guantanamo Bay camp returned to militancy after going through a rehabilitation programme for al Qaeda members in Saudi Arabia, a Saudi security official said on Saturday.
The United States have sent back around 120 Saudis from the detention camp at the U.S. naval base in Cuba, set up after the U.S. launched a “war on terror” following the September 11 attacks by mostly Saudi suicide hijackers sent by al Qaeda.
Saudi Arabia, the world’s top oil exporter, has put the returned prisoners along with other al Qaeda suspects through a rehabilitation programme which includes religious re-education by clerics and financial help to start a new life.
The scheme, which some 300 extremists have attended, is part of anti-terrorism efforts after al Qaeda staged attacks inside the kingdom from 2003-06. These were halted after scores of suspects were arrested with the help of foreign experts.
Around 11 Saudis from Guantanamo have gone to Yemen, an operating base for al Qaeda, while others have been jailed again or killed after attending the programme, said Abdulrahman al-Hadlaq, Director General of the General Administration for Intellectual Security overseeing the rehabilitation.
He pinpointed strong personal ties among former prisoners but also tough U.S. tactics as the reason why some 20 percent of the returned Saudis relapsed into militancy compared to 9.5 percent of other participants in the rehabilitation programme.
And now, to blame the Americans, and discount any possibility that the Gitmo detainees might actually have been dangerous jihadists:
“Those guys from other groups didn’t suffer torture before, the non-Guantanamos (participants). Torturing is the most dangerous thing in radicalisation. You have more extremist people if you have more torture,” Hadlaq told reporters in a rare briefing about Saudi anti-terrorism efforts.
Despite the setback with Guantanamo prisoners, Saudi Arabia regards the rehabilitation scheme, which kicks in after militants have served a prison term, as a success.
“There is no doubt that there is an effect,” Hadlaq said…
Uh, yes there is.


Mattis Isn’t Wrong about Iran

US Intifada: A fire-storm of lies is setting US campuses ablaze

Islamic Jew-hatred has made a treacherous alliance with Western academics and activists- and the US campuses are on fire.

Israel has been on fire–literally, and for days, in yet another series of fiendish, co-ordinated arson attacks, otherwise known as #ArsonJihad, #Pyro-terrorism, or #BushfireJihad. Daniel Pipes has kept a running record of just such arson Jihad attacks.
In addition to Arab suicide bombings, continual rocket bombardments, kidnappings and murders via tunnel, rock throwing, stabbing, and car ramming Intifadas, fire has long been a weapon of choice for Islamists in Europe, Australia, and Israel. 
In Israel, Arab Israeli Jihadists take advantage of smaller, naturally occurring forest fires to purposely set multiple additional fires. Who can forget the fires in northern Israel in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015? Or the fact that, in addition, Arab Israelis attempted arson “at a staggering rate of two per day” in 2010?
“Hate Spaces: The Politics of Intolerance on Campus,” an important new film, brought to us by Americans for Peace and Tolerance on Campus (Charles Jacobs and executive Producer and Director, Avi Goldwasser), is about another kind of Jihad arson: the way in which the American campuses have been set ablaze by a well-choreographed and well-funded propaganda campaign against Jews and the Jewish state.
Once such propaganda takes hold, actual, physical, murderous Jihad is not far behind. The cognitive war, as my colleagues Richard Landes and Charles Jacobs know, is very hot; it, too, is on fire.
The accumulated footage of increasingly aggressive and menacing keffiyeh-and hijab-draped mobs utterly disrupting peaceful pro-Israel or truth-telling lectures; the omnipresent swastikas, anti-Jewish graffiti (“Kill all the Jews,” “”I hate Jews,” Kike”, “Dirty Jew,” ), the frightening hate speech (“Jews, your days are numbered,” “Long live the Intifada,” “From the River to the Sea, Palestine will be Free,” “You are child murderers,” ), the prominent mock Apartheid Walls, the mock eviction notices, the dorm storming, the bullying, etc.–document what I first called the Brownshirt phenomenon on campus way back in 2003.
By now, the Brownshirts have come into their own. They rule the American campuses from coast to coast, on the subjects of Israel, Islam, Palestine, Jews, and “Amerika.” Their filthy lies, their false and lethal narratives have taken over the American academic and activist imagination. How? This film clearly and persuasively documents the role that Students for Justice in Palestine and the Muslim Student Association (MSA), both Muslim Brotherhood and terrorist-related front groups, have played through their 600 campus chapters in North America.
This most excellent film captures Berkeley's own Hatem Bazian on camera calling for an “Intifada in this country.”

As early as 2007, the New York Police Department on terrorism “identified the MSA as an incubator for Islamic radicalism.”  Indeed, as the film shows us, at least a dozen MSA leaders and members on U.S campuses, as professors and students, have participated in terrorist activities. These include Anwar al-Awlaki (Colorado State University), the man who inspired Nidal Hassan, the Ft. Hood shooter; Ramzi Yousef (Rutgers University), in prison for masterminding the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center; Aafia Siddiqui (from MIT, Brandeis), in possession of information on how to make a dirty bomb, captured in Afghanistan when she tried to shoot two American soldiers; Dzhokhar Tsarnayav (U of Massachusetts at Dartmouth), the Boston Bomber.
This most excellent film captures Berkeley's own Hatem Bazian on camera calling for an “Intifada in this country.” He says “We've been watching Intifada in Palestine, we've been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question is what are we doing? How come we don't have an intifada in this country?”
My question: Why is Bazian still allowed to teach at the University of California? Why is the man who founded American Muslims for Palestine, whose various officials have been found “civilly liable in a federal court for financing Hamas,” and who founded the Students for Justice in Palestine, still allowed to teach, still a beloved professor? This group has not only launched annual conferences, it has also interrupted Jewish events on campus all over the country and been behind the BDS campaign on American campuses. Why is Bazian, whose research on alleged “Islamophobia,” co-published with CAIR, is bogus, pseudo-academic research, a professor at Berkeley?
Here's why.
The Big Lies are protected as “academic freedom” and “free speech,” presumably in the service of anti-racism. The verbal and physical attacks against Jews are not seen as “racist” because anti-Semitism is simply not acknowledged as racism. “Micro-aggressions” of all kinds are increasingly respected; overt hatred of Jews confuses administrators who still believe that anti-Zionism does not equal anti-Semitism and that if a Jewish person is also confused–that settles the thorny matter.
Gloria Greenfield, in her films (“The Case for Israel,” “Body and Soul,” and “Unmasked: Judeophobia”);  Neil Kressel in his academic research; Charles Small in his bruising encounter at Yale; Richard Cravatts in his new book, “Genocidal Liberalism: The University's Jihad Against Israel and Jews,” have all found that Islamic Jew-hatred is endemic but missing-in-action from American curricula, textbooks, studies about prejudice, classroom lectures, and conferences on the subject. Any attempts to shed light on Islamic religious apartheid is deemed “Islamophobic.” Likewise, any attempt to tell the truth about Islamic gender apartheid is also deemed “racist,” “white nationalist,” and “colonialist.”
Here's also why Big Lies and the Censorship of Truth have been allowed to fester on American campuses: As this film demonstrates, so many American universities have been massively–and I mean massively–funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates. In the last six years, these three countries have donated one billion dollars to Georgetown, Harvard, Northwestern, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Stanford, John Hopkins, New York, and of course, to the University of California, and to other American universities.
We all now understand that Islamic Jew-hatred has made a treacherous alliance with Western academics and activists–something that I've previously described as a “Perfect Storm.” The danger to students in terms of genuine learning, and to Jews and Zionists, is not coming from the “hard right,” as much as from the “hard Left.” 
This film shows us, without a doubt, the terrible sight of American students being bullied, beaten, frightened, silenced, and punished if they dare challenge the Big Lies.
Charles Jacobs is a most extraordinary hero, the founder of The David Project (2002), the American Anti-Slavery Group (1994), co-chair of the Sudan Campaign (2000), and once a Deputy Director of the Boston chapter of the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting (1989). He has also taken on the ADL in articles and in a film titled “Defamation”–and that was Abe Foxman's ADL.
“Hate Spaces” has assembled a stellar case of experts, including Alan Dershowitz, Caroline Glick, William Jacobson, Richard Landes, Kenneth L. Marcus, Melanie Phillips, Bret Stephens, Jonathan Schanzer, Susan Tuchman, and Chloe Simone Valdary. Each one says something smart, important, devastating, and true.
Melanie Phillips: “Israel is singled out in another way which is unique…not just a double standard, but an impossible standard, a standard of perfection which cannot possibly be reached…we are living in an era in which the idea of truth–objective truth–has been replaced by ideology.”
Bret Stephens: “It's very difficult to deal with a blizzard of lies, you can always invent some kind of fiction that requires enormous efforts to prove the negative: that, in fact, it did not happen…many people who are now joining SJP (are doing so) out of a totally misguided idealism. (They are) the useful idiots of the 21st century, taken in by something that is wrong and antithetical to their own true values.”
Caroline Glick: “The more that people attach themselves to ideologies that reject reason, that reject objective reality, that reject facts, that reject history, the more likely you're going to see very aggressive anti-Semitism.”
Richard Landes: “A lot of intellectuals are playing out a sort of colonial guilt thing, and using Israel as their sacrificial lamb…by sacrificing Israel to what is, in fact, the most ferocious imperialist, colonialist force.”
Alan Dershowitz: “We have been set back on university campuses. Ultimately, we have to rely on truth, emet, veritas, is our best friend because the facts are on our side, morality is on our side.”
Is it too late to turn back this tsunami of lies? What would an Iron Dome against Lies and Blood Libels be like? It is not only Israel that will suffer due to propaganda. The standards for truth-telling in the West, in America, among intellectuals is also on the line.
This film leaves no doubt about that.
This film is having its premiere at Symphony Space, at 7pm, November 30th, sponsored by Americans for Peace and Tolerance, CAMERA, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East, and ZOA. Come if you can or order the film for your community–you will not be disappointed.
Prof. Phyllis Chesler is a Shillman-Ginsburg Fellow at the Middle East Forum and recipient of the 2013 National Jewish Book Award, is the author of sixteen books, including Women and Madness, Woman's Inhumanity to Woman, and The New Anti-Semitism. She has written four studies about honor killing, Her latest books are An American Bride in Kabul, (Palgrave Macmillan) and Living History: On The Front Lines for Israel and the Jews.Professor Chesler may be reached at her website www.phyllis-chesler.com.


House introduces version of Senate bill targeting campus anti-Semitism

A bipartisan slate of leading House members introduced a bill that would expand how the Department of Education defines anti-Semitism in advising learning institutions on how to identify discrimination.
The bill introduced Friday by Reps. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., and Ted Deutch, D-Fla., replicates a similar bill passed last week by the Senate, which was sponsored by Sens. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Bob Casey, D-Pa.
Senior House of Representatives members including Reps. Eliot Engel and Nita Lowey, both D-N.Y., and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., are backing the bill.
The measure expands previous guidelines sent periodically to educational institutions receiving federal funding to define anti-Semitism according to a definition first published by the State Department in 2010.
It adopts the definition set forth by the European Parliament Working Group on Anti-Semitism: “Anti-Semitism is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred toward Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
Both definitions also outline when criticism of Israel crosses into anti-Semitism, citing the “three D’s” first advanced by Natan Sharansky, the Israeli politician and former prisoner of the Soviet gulag: Demonization, double standard and delegitimization.
The Anti-Defamation League, which has led lobbying for the legislation, said the bill, should it become law, “addresses a core concern of Jewish and pro-Israel students and parents: When does the expression of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel sentiment and anti-Zionist beliefs cross the line from First Amendment-protected free expression to unlawful discriminatory conduct?”
A number of left-wing and pro-Palestinian groups have criticized the legislation, saying the Israel-related language is too vague and would inhibit debate on campus about Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
“It mis-classifies criticism of Israel as anti-Semitism and aims to ensure that the Department of Education will investigate and suppress criticism of Israel on campus,” said a statement by Open Hillel, a loose network of campus groups that rejects restrictions on engagement with other students that exist under the aegis of the more established Jewish student umbrella, Hillel.

3b)Recalling the San Remo Conference

Granting the right under international law for Jews to settle anywhere in western Palestine - the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea
By Eli E. Hertz

On the 24-25 of April 2010, the European Coalition for Israel conducted a number of educational seminars delivered by Eli Hertz from the United States and Solomon Benzimra (zl) from Canada. It was followed by a ceremony held in San Remo at the same house (Villa Devanche) where the signing of the San Remo declaration took place in 1920.

The event attracted politicians as well as grassroots activists from around Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Member of Knesset and Deputy Speaker Danny Danon also attended and delivered greetings from Jerusalem.

At the conclusion of the commemoration, the following statement was released:
"Reaffirming the importance of the San Remo Resolution of April 25, 1920 - which included the Balfour Declaration in shaping the map of the modern Middle East, as agreed upon by the Supreme Council of the Principal Allied Powers (Britain, France, Italy, Japan, and the United States acting as an observer), and later approved unanimously by the League of Nations; the Resolution remains irrevocable, legally binding and valid to this day.
"Emphasizing that the San Remo Resolution of 1920 recognized the exclusive national Jewish rights to the Land of Israel under international law, on the strength of the historical connection of the Jewish people to the territory previously known as Palestine.
"Recalling that such a seminal event as the San Remo Conference of 1920 has been forgotten or ignored by the community of nations, and that the rights it conferred upon the Jewish people have been unlawfully dismissed, curtailed and denied.
"Asserting that a just and lasting peace, leading to the acceptance of secure and recognized borders between all States in the region, can only be achieved by recognizing the long established rights of the Jewish people under international law."
The outcome of the declaration gave birth to the "Mandate for Palestine," an historical League of Nations document that laid down the Jewish legal right to settle anywhere in western Palestine, a 10,000 square-miles the area between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.
Fifty-one member countries - the entire League of Nations - unanimously declared on July 24, 1922:
"Whereas recognition has been given to the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine and to the grounds for reconstituting their national home in that country."
Jews are in the Land of Israel as of right and not on sufferance.
It is important to point out that political rights to self-determination as a polity for Arabs were guaranteed by the same League of Nations in four other mandates - in Lebanon and Syria [The French Mandate], Iraq, and later Trans-Jordan [The British Mandate].
Any attempt to negate the Jewish people's right to Palestine-Eretz-Israel, and to deny them access and control over the area designated for the Jewish people by the League of Nations is an actionable infringement of international law.
4)  The real Obama legacy he leaves behind is: 
1.  A Republican President
2.  Republican Vice President
3.  Republican control of the Senate
4.  Republican control of the House
5.  Republican control of 31 state houses
6.  A majority of Republican governors .. 36 of 50
7.  Republican control of a majority of county governments
8.  Republican control of a majority of city governments
Now THAT is  “Hope and Change.” He did for us what we couldn’t do for ourselves.

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