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The ISLAMIC State just kidnapped 100 Yazidi women.

Or doesn’t anybody care?

Extremist fighters swept into a Yazidi village in northern Iraq on Friday, killing at least 80 men and taking more than 100 women captive, officials told CNN.

The report of the brutal attack on the village of Kojo comes a day after U.S. President Barack Obama — citing the success of targeted American airstrikes — declared an end to an ISIS siege that had trapped tens of thousands of Yazidis in mountains.

That’s the secret of comedy, Mr. President: timing.

I don’t want to ruin anyone’s weekend, but you know why Boko North wants the women, don’t you?

They’re blonde:

Fears are growing for the 300 Yazidi women reportedly kidnapped by Islamic State fighters last week amid claims they would be used to bear children to break up the ancient sect’s bloodline.

The minority group is originally Aryan and has retained a fairer complexion, blonde hair and blue eyes by only marrying within the community.

But in a furious bid to convert all non-Muslims, ISIS jihadists have vowed to impregnate the hostages.

But President Obama says mission accomplished, our work is done. Sorry, ladies, but you might as well lie back and think of Mosul. You may get a Twitter campaign out of the deal, as well as a half-terrorist baby.

PS: Say hi to the Nigerian #girls if you see them.

PPS: Beyond desperately sad, this is fascinating. What do we do when confronted by cold, dark evil? Very little, if you’re President Obama. Any results from our troops in Nigeria looking for the #girls? Not that I’ve heard of. And ISIS will rape and pillage until somebody stops them. Evidently that somebody is not going to be us. Oh well, ISLAMIC State happens.

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Getting the Band Back Together

Has it been 20 years since Rwanda? Rwanda, I said. Ruh-WAN-duh. Where the Hulus and Tweeties massacred each other for fun and profit.

Oh, come on, they made a movie about it. Don Cheadle looked very concerned about the whole thing.

What’d I tell you?

Anyway, it’s back. (It never really went away.)

Drive north from the capital, and you soon discover why relief workers call the Central African Republic a post-apocalyptic country. After a year of mass murder, the villages are abandoned and the roads eerily empty and desolate.

The checkpoints are controlled by cold-eyed men from largely Christian militias who brandish knives, machetes, swords and other crude weapons. Occasionally, a decrepit taxi comes barrelling down the road, ludicrously overloaded with 15 or 20 refugees, some piled on the roof. At times, a slow-moving convoy appears – busloads of terrified Muslims, with an escort of heavily armed peacekeepers to protect them from slaughter.

They represent 15 per cent of the country’s 4.5 million people, but even where they were a substantial minority, almost all Muslims have been killed or forced to flee. The last ones in the impoverished town of Boali were removed a month ago, and a local administrator admits it is still too dangerous for her Muslim husband and children to visit, let alone come back for good.

Last year, when largely Muslim rebel forces seized power, it was the Christians who fled for their lives even though the two communities had lived peacefully side by side for decades.

A horrifyingly bureaucratic term, “ethno-religious cleansing,” has been invented to describe the massacres in the CAR. While experts argue over whether it qualifies as genocide, those inside the country know only that the killing is endless. In the capital, Bangui, bodies still pile up in the morgues, mosques and streets.

What began as a political struggle has become sectarian. “One group is trying to exterminate the other,” says Dr. Jean Chrysostome Gody, director of Bangui’s pediatric hospital. “It’s about extreme brutal revenge. They are trying to eradicate a race.”

This wasn’t supposed to happen. “Never again,” the world said after 800,000 died in Rwanda. Yet two decades later – Monday marks the 20th anniversary of the beginning of the 100-day carnage – the killing continues. It continues in terrible wars such as the conflict in Syria, but also much closer to the scene of the tragedy that shocked the world in 1994.

Tens of thousands have been butchered in the CAR as well as its neighbour to the east, South Sudan, where a few months ago a dispute between the president and vice-president erupted into mass bloodshed.

Here, when we have a dispute between the prez and the vice-prez, we just call Biden an idiot and move on. Much more civilized.

And they haven’t even mentioned Darfur! Sorry, keep it down. The whole issue upsets Mia Farrow more than her ex-husband molesting her children. Remember the vlog she kept during her “fast” (it seemed tortuously slow) for Darfur? I haven’t heard such kvetching since my father-in-law’s last gout attack.

Where was I?

Oh yes, genocide! Or, it will be when the “experts” get around to saying it is.

And you know what else the article neglects to mention? Congo! Congo, I said. KON-go. As in:

Bongo, bongo, bongo I don’t want to leave the congo
Oh no no no no no
Bingle, bangle, bungle I’m so happy in the jungle I refuse to go

When you Google “Congo war”, it asks you which one. It turns out I mean the Second Congo War, “the deadliest conflict worldwide since World War II” (bet they don’t refuse to go now).

World War II, I said. They made plenty of movies about that.

But not about the Second Congo War, curiously. Maybe that’s why no one mentions it. I used to bring it up here from time to time, but it upset the women and children. The 100 days of killing in Rwanda was like a bad afternoon in Congo; the agony of Darf—sorry, Mia, Darwin, Australia—could barely fit into a commercial break after a touchdown for the Kinshasa Lions.

I’m sorry I have no lessons to draw, no morals to share. Mankind never ceases to amaze with its ability to inflict unspeakable misery on itself. In Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe. We had our own bout of “ethno-religious cleansing” with regard to the Native Americans. Though they gave as good as they got sometimes, especially to each other.

Read up on the Inca Empire some day:

“For as is well known to all, not a single village of the highlands or the plains failed to pay the tribute levied on it by those who were in charge of these matters. There were even provinces where, when the natives alleged that they were unable to pay their tribute, the Inca ordered that each inhabitant should be obliged to turn in every four months a large quill full of live lice, which was the Inca’s way of teaching and accustoming them to pay tribute”.

Never got caught with a live louse or a dead girl, the Incas used to say.

But here I am bumming you all out on this splendid New England spring day. Time for me to go work the garden, tend to a little life, instead of death.

We who have that choice should choose wisely.

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In Other Atrocities…

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At least 100 villagers have been killed in Nigeria’s central Kaduna state in attacks linked to disputes between ethnic groups, officials say.

Heavily armed men entered three villages in the Kaura district in the south of the state.

It is not clear who was behind the attacks, but residents blame members of the mainly Muslim Fulani tribe.

Most of those killed in the villages of Ugwar Sankwai, Ungwan Gata and Chenshyi, had been so badly burned they could not be identified, he told the BBC. Houses were destroyed by fire and food supplies looted.

The unrest is not connected with the continuing Islamist insurgency carried out by the Boko Haram group, which wants to impose Sharia law in the north.

The attacks in Kaduna came only a day after reports emerged of 69 people being killed over several days in northern Katsina state when dozens of armed men arrived in villages on motorbikes.

Violence in that area has also been blamed on Fulani attacking local farmers from the Muslim Hausa ethnic group, rather than the Christian community.

We look upon this savagery and are rightly horrified. But I expect it has been rather typical of human behavior over the millennia. God bless us for evolving to the point that we no longer find it acceptable.

Most of us, that is.

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The G-ddamn Bill and [Bleep]-ing Melinda Gates Foundation

Somewhere, that great eugenicist, Margaret Sanger is smiling:

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, former vice president Al Gore asserted that it’s crucial for global philanthropists to impose “fertility management” on Africa. No one called that racist.

Gore, who apparently mismanaged his fertility by having four children, praised the “wonderful work’ of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation: “Depressing the rate of child mortality, educating girls, empowering women and making fertility management ubiquitously available — so women can chose how many children and the spacing of children — is crucial to the future shape of human civilization.”

He warned, “Africa is projected to have more people than China and India by mid-century — more than China and India combined by end of the century, and this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed.”

Should we file this perilous prediction under Global Warming or Mini Ice Age? Future Shock or Imminent Pandemic?

But it is that cold, clinical expression, “fertility management”, that freezes the blood. Mark Steyn for the kill:

In the midst of death there is life – or there is until Al Gore shows up. The former vice-president took part in one of those interminable Davos snoozefests on climate change. There were the usual not so subtle hints to get in line: “We need,” he said, “to put a price on denial in politics.” From my own experience, the price – at least in terms of legal bills – is already quite steep, but no doubt more can be done. Gore’s other big idea was a call for “fertility management” in the Third World – ie, he wants rich white people to ensure that blacks breed less. Is there nothing environmentalism can’t make respectable?

Liberalism makes so many evils respectable: antisemitism, racism, infanticide, eugenics, class war, intimidation, hate speech and bullying. You know: pretty much everything we were taught was wrong.

PS: I don’t think Al Gore “mismanaged his fertility”: I respect him for having four children. He knew he could provide for them, and that they would every chance to thrive in the world. Why not? If many Africans (and Indians and Chinese and Haitians and Russians) cannot provide for their children, I’m not asking for them to have more. But the story of human existence is not solely one of passels of offspring with straight teeth and clear complexions. The far, far, far more common story is one of breeding in number in the hope that enough offspring will survive propagate the species and to care for the previous generation(s). It’s not how we like to think of ourselves, but it is the main plot line of our tale.

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Giving Africa a Bad Name

No offense to the great and noble continent, but that’s hard to do:

A man who ate another man’s flesh in the Central African Republic has told the BBC he was seeking “revenge” for the murder of family members.

Ouandja Magloire, who calls himself “Mad Dog”, was in a Christian mob who attacked a Muslim in the capital.

He said he had been “angry” because Muslims killed his pregnant wife, his sister-in-law and her baby.

Oh well, as long as he had a reason.

Again, I don’t wish to offend our Central African readers (however spurious such a notion might be), but let’s look at a map:

Central African Republic, DR Congo, South Sudan—and who but Bill Clinton can forget Rwanda and Burundi? Millions and millions of deaths; many more miserable and displaced. The heart of Africa is not healthy.

I would go so far as to say: one more genocidal war and Africa moves into Europe’s league. They have been warned.

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Mao Your Days Be Merry and Bright

If you’re not exhausted from the 2013th birthday of the little baby you-know-who, perhaps you’d like to raise a glass of, I don’t know, Alka-Seltzer on the dirthday (typo, but I’m keeping it) of another person whose words and deeds affected the lives of billions, however adversely:

Celebrations are being held in China to commemorate the 120th birthday of Mao Zedong, the founder of modern China.

Members of the Politburo Standing Committee including Mr Xi and Mr Li all visited Mao’s mausoleum on Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

However, there was no mention of Mao’s birthday on the front page of the party’s official paper.

Although in a commentary in later pages, the paper praised him as a “great patriot and hero”, it also carried an editorial piece saying the “best commemoration” of Mao would be to keep advancing economic reforms that were launched by his successor.

Correspondents say Chinese politicians have to balance their praise of Mao, to whom they owe their political legitimacy, with an appreciation that some of his policies had disastrous consequences.

Millions died during the Great Leap Forward, when Mao’s attempts to collectivise farms coincided with a massive drought.

And many intellectuals, older people and middle class people were purged or killed during Cultural Revolution.

Please join me in expressing to our Chinese friends… UTTER DISGUST at their celebration of the birth of the greatest genocidal monster in the history of the Solar System (with the possible exception of an asteroid or the Yellowstone caldera). You people are sick [bleeps]. Why didn’t you start your stupid one child policy before he was born? Your country and the world would have been immeasurably better off. Hock—ptui!

Since the start of the reform period in 1978, leaders have paid respect to Mao’s achievements but moved away from most of his policies.

Mao’s “achievements”? His “policies”? What’s the difference if one is shot in the back of the head by a policy or slowly starved to death by an achievement?

I assert (without reference) that Mao was responsible for more civilian (i.e. non-war) deaths than Hitler and Stalin combined. (And I’ll throw in Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Saddam Hussein, William Calley, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Ted Kennedy!) Yet we don’t see state observances of their births. Well, not Hitler’s. Well, not outside of the Palestinian occupation.

I repeat: you people are sick [bleeps] (in a world rather richly populated with sick [bleeps]).

And you’ve got some nerve:

China and South Korea have condemned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for visiting a shrine that honours war dead including convicted war criminals.

Seoul said it was furious with the “deplorable” act, and Beijing labelled the visit “absolutely unacceptable” and summoned Japan’s ambassador.

You just blew out 120 candles on the birthday (dirthday) cake of a Reaper more Grim than anything the Japanese could muster in their most perverse dreams (and they are indeed a “cruel race”, as termed by Bridget Jones’s mum). Yet you dare to say the honoring of convicted war criminals is “absolutely unacceptable”? They’re Mother-[bleeping]-Teresa compared to your Birthday Boy. I’m going to have to stop here because I need to use the loo. You can bet I’ll be thinking of Mao while I do.

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Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

I don’t have a lot of time for John McCain anymore—haven’t since 2008—but he makes a point worth pursuing here:

Giap was a master of logistics, but his reputation rests on more than that. His victories were achieved by a patient strategy that he and Ho Chi Minh were convinced would succeed—an unwavering resolve to suffer immense casualties and the near total destruction of their country to defeat any adversary, no matter how powerful. “You will kill 10 of us, we will kill one of you,” he said, “but in the end, you will tire of it first.”

Giap executed that strategy with an unbending will. The French repulsed wave after wave of frontal attacks at Dien Bien Phu. The 1968 Tet offensive against the U.S. was a military disaster that effectively destroyed the Viet Cong. But Giap persisted and prevailed.

The U.S. never lost a battle against North Vietnam, but it lost the war. Countries, not just their armies, win wars. Giap understood that. We didn’t. Americans tired of the dying and the killing before the Vietnamese did. It’s hard to defend the morality of the strategy. But you can’t deny its success.

He’s right. Giap was right. And it is a strategy adopted without change by jihadists around the world. Islamofascists play the long game, long as in eternity.

[A]s I turned to leave, he grasped my arm, and said softly, “you were an honorable enemy.”

America may have been honorable, My Lai and Agent Orange notwithstanding. But how honorable is the strategy of burning human life like cordwood? Worse, that was Communist ideology in peace as well as war—see Russia, China, Cambodia, Cuba, etc., etc. “Immense casualties” and “near total destruction” are tenets of totalitarian beliefs, Marxist or Mohammedan.

This is not “honorable”; it’s not humane. Is it even human? But this is the nature of our enemy. And by “our”, I mean everyone.

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RIP Barack Hussein Obama

Not the guy in the White House. The guy who won the Nobel Peace Prize. I shed a tear for that guy:

There was a time when Mr. Obama expressed outrage over the mass murder and aerial bombardment of civilians in the Darfur region of western Sudan. In 2007, the then-presidential hopeful said the Western world’s silence regarding the slaughter in Sudan would leave “a stain on our souls.”

Now President Obama has joined that silence. These days, to learn about what is transpiring in Sudan, one must turn to Radio Dabanga, broadcasting from the Netherlands. A recent report described the bombardment of a Darfur village called Abu Tega, which was “completely burned and the population fled in all directions.”

President Obama’s critics have denounced his foreign-policy choices, which they believe have weakened the global credibility of the U.S. But Mr. Obama has managed to avoid scrutiny about his most tragic foreign-policy failure: standing by as Sudan’s Islamic regime perpetrates a slaughter against its own citizens who belong to non-Arab ethnic groups. Bashir continues a 10-year annihilation, slaughtering many tens of thousands, and very likely more.

Oh, will you do-gooders just get over yourselves? If you piled all of Barack Obama’s pious, self-important bloviations on top of each other and jumped off, you’d float away in zero gravity. He yapped about Darfur in 2007 precisely because he was in no position to do anything about it, just as he’s dumb on the issue today precisely because he is.

Why is Darfur his responsibility? He hasn’t burned any villages or slaughtered any non-Arab ethnic groups. He may even have gifted some of them with CDs of his greatest speeches.

I grant you the hypocrisy is pretty galling:

President Obama and his current National Security Advisor Susan Rice… in 2007… separately condemned the Bush administration for its inaction in Sudan, specifically citing the Clinton administration’s failure in Rwanda. Both proclaimed that the U.S. should never again fail to intervene when innocents are being slaughtered.

In 2007 he said, “Today we know what is right, and today we know what is wrong. The slaughter of innocents is wrong. Two million people driven from their homes is wrong. Women gang raped while gathering firewood is wrong. And silence, acquiescence and paralysis in the face of genocide is wrong.” He made his solution clear: “We’ve got to have a protective force on the ground.”

As the authors, Mia Farrow and Daniel Goldhagen, point out, President Obama still talks the talk:

Mr. Obama has cited humanitarian reasons to intervene in a crisis when politically convenient. He entered Libya “to prevent a bloodbath,” despite no mass slaughter of civilians in that country. This disingenuous explanation only damaged his credibility as a humanitarian, though it did placate the international human-rights community.

Curiously, they don’t mention the cluster[bleep] that was his policy (-ies) on Syria. To have done so would have been an atrocity.

But they do get their licks in:

Yet those suffering in Darfur can expect no such “protective force” from the U.S. For reasons that are unclear, Sudan doesn’t meet Mr. Obama’s threshold for action. His words at the U.N., including generic rhetoric “that it is in our interest to see a Middle East and North Africa that is peaceful and prosperous,” offer little hope if any. Mr. Obama has abandoned his own moral standards and left the people of Darfur to perish.

You’ll have to forgive Mia. She’s cranky because she’s on another hunger strike.

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His Dinner With “Hitler”

Well, not really “Hitler”. Maybe it wasn’t really “dinner”:

An astonishing photograph of John Kerry having a cozy and intimate dinner with Bashar al-Assad has emerged at the moment the U.S Secretary of State is making the case to bomb the Syrian dictator’s country and remove him from power.

Kerry, who compared Assad to Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein yesterday, is pictured around a small table with his wife Teresa Heinz and the Assads in 2009.

Assad and Kerry, then a Massachusetts senator, lean in towards each other and appear deep in conversation as their spouses look on.

A waiter is pictured at their side with a tray of green drinks, believed to be lemon and crushed mint.

How refreshing!

While President Barack Obama has softened his military threat against Syria by putting the question to Congress and guaranteeing at least a week’s delay, Kerry remains outspoken about the dangers posed by the Syrian regime.

He said that Assad ‘has now joined the list of Adolf Hitler and Saddam Hussein’ in deploying chemical weapons against his own people.

During a passionate speech in Washington last Friday, he called Assad a ‘thug and murderer,’ and urged the world to act. ‘History would judge us all extraordinarily harshly if we turned a blind eye to a dictator,’ Kerry insisted.

We all say things we later regret, don’t we? I’ve said Asma Assad is smokin’ hot, for example.

What was I thinking?

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And You Thought Egypt Was Bad

You were right, but… read it and weep:

The UN Security Council has warned that the Central African Republic (CAR) poses a “serious threat” to regional stability, following a rebel takeover in March.

There has been “a total breakdown in law and order” the Council said.

Aid agency Save the Children on Tuesday warned that more than 100,000 children faced sexual abuse and recruitment into armed groups in the country.

CAR has gold and diamond deposits but has been unstable since independence.

Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has taken advantage of years of unrest in CAR to set up bases in the country.

CAR also shares a long border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, also home to numerous armed groups.

“The country runs the risk of descending into anarchy and chaos,” UN CAR envoy retired Lt Gen Babacar Gaye.

Fighters from the Seleka coalition which seized power in March, with no chain of command, are said to be sustaining themselves with looting and crime.

Now, you could have fooled me about there even being a Central African Republic (which I suspect lives up to only two-thirds of its name). The anarchy and chaos, alas, comes as little surprise.

We run off some of our most loyal readers with the resolute bummerness of our reporting. We’re disappointed, but resigned to it. If we didn’t care about the world, if we didn’t think Africans, even Central Republican Africans, deserved a chance at life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, we wouldn’t mention them. But we think they do deserve those rights, and several more. Sure, we’re cynical—we read the news, it comes with the territory. But we think despite most of the evidence, humanity is capable of better:

About a third of the country’s 4.6 million people need assistance with food, shelter, health care or water, said UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, who recently visited the country.

More than 200,000 people have fled their homes and many are living rough in the bush, she said.

Save the Children spokesman Mark Kaye on Tuesday told the BBC that the country’s healthcare system was in ruins after being looted.

“All the pharmacies have been hit. There are no medications, no drugs, equipment has been stolen.

“I’ve been to hospitals where even the mattresses have been stolen.”

Though not much better.

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Syria Gases Pals

And Alice Walker has writer’s block:

Syrian opposition activists say that the military has used chemical weapons against the Al Yarmouk district of Damascus, an area of the city comprised predominantly of Palestinian refugees, Israel Radio reported.

Palestinian sources said that 22 people have been killed in the area, most from inhalation of poisonous gases.

Alice? Alice…?

Dear Alicia Keys,

I have learned today that you are due to perform in Israel very soon. We have never met, though I believe we are mutually respectful of each other’s path and work.

How does she know what Alicia Keys thinks of her? What arrogance! Maybe Alicia Keys thinks she’s a miserable old hag with no talent, but a thick streak of Jew hatred. That’s what I think.

You were not born when we, your elders who love you, boycotted institutions in the US South to end an American apartheid less lethal than Israel’s against the Palestinian people. Google Montgomery Bus Boycott, if you don’t know about this civil rights history already.

Oh, thank you, Alice! I bet Alicia had never heard of Montgomery. Or Selma. Or Birmingham. Or Jackson. How generous of you to share your wisdom and knowledge. Kids today, right?

If you go to my website and blog alicewalkersgarden.com you can quickly find many articles I have written over the years that explain why a cultural boycott of Israel and Israeli institutions (not individuals) is the only option left to artists who cannot bear the unconscionable harm Israel inflicts every day on the people of Palestine…

Check out my blog… respect my work… what is this, an appeal or an infomercial? I’m not surprised. If everyone who admired Keys’ “path and work” were a grain of sand, they’d fill Malibu Beach. If everyone who admired Walker’s “path and work” (even heard of her) were a grain of sand, they wouldn’t fill my belly button. And I have an outie.

PS: Not really do I have an outie. That would be grotesque. I’m just trying to make a point.

PS: Sorry about the 22 gassed Palestinian Arabs. I didn’t mean to lose focus on their horrible fate. Isn’t that against the spirit of Ramadan?

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The World’s Most Popular Country!

Germany.

Somehow, home of the Nazi extermination campaign of 6 million Jews being the most popular country in the world fits perfectly with my opinion about my fellow human beings.

Europe’s largest economy Germany, which has been criticized for not doing enough to help struggling euro zone countries, has topped a poll as the world’s most popular country.

The survey carried out for the BBC, polled 26,000 people in 25 countries, and asked them to rate 16 countries and the European Union, as a whole, on whether their influence on the world was mainly positive or negative.

Germany came out on top, with 59 percent of the survey’s participants awarding it a positive rating. The country moved up three percentage points from its 2012 position. It displaced Japan at the top of the table, which saw its positive rating fall from 58 percent last year to 51 percent, falling from first to fourth place.

The most negatively perceived country was Iran, with only 15 percent of respondents giving it a positive rating. Pakistan and North Korea also received low ratings.

So, you can exterminate a minimum of 6 million people from one ethnic group, you can torture and starve and burn them, and within a generation or two, it’s all good. Nice.

- Aggie

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