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Angel of Peace Update

Sounds like the ink-stained wretches at AP and AFP need to relearn conjugation:

AFP: They exchanged gifts with the pope giving Abbas a medal with a figure of the angel of peace “which destroys the evil spirit of war”. “I thought of you because you are an angel of peace,” he told Abbas.

AP: Pope Francis praised Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as an “angel of peace” during a meeting Saturday at the Vatican that underscored the Holy See’s warm relations with the Palestinians.

Which had many spewing coffee out of their mouths with the exclamation, Holy S…ee!


He did utter the words “angel of peace,” and he suggested that Abbas could or might be one. In the context of the pope’s complete statement about the meeting, the implication was that Abbas could be an angel of peace if he resumed direct negotiations with Israel.

Why did Francis say the words “angel of peace” at all? Because he was making a gift to Abbas of a medallion engraved with an image of the Angel of Peace. The Vatican Insider feature of Italy’s La Stampa has this summary in its English version:

“As is tradition with heads of State or of government, Francis presented presented a gift to the Palestinian leader, commenting: “May the angel of peace destroy the evil spirit of war. I thought of you: may you be an angel of peace.”

That’s the subjunctive tense, not the indicative. It’s very point is to express what is not.

Note the Holy Father did not place a bet on the outcome. He thought Bodhisattva was more likely to win the Preakness, and that nag is still running.

“May you be an angel of peace” is a wish, a prayer. It is as far from a statement of fact as “get your head out of your a**, so-called journalists”, though a whole lot more likely.

PS: Just a suggestion to His Infallibility, but he might want to keep his aspirations within reach—such as “May you name a youth summer camp after someone who does not have the blood of Jewish children on his or her hands.” Or “May you broadcast a kids show that does not feature Jew-hating poetry recitations or genocidal sing-alongs.” Baby steps.


Folks Waggin’

That word is my personal dog whistle. Any time I hear someone not named Jedidiah or Jethro use it, I smell BS:

“I continue to believe that a two-state solution is absolutely vital for not only peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but for the long-term security of Israel as a Democratic and Jewish state and I know that a government has been formed that contains some folks who don’t necessarily believe in that premise,” said Obama.

Obama said this as he emerged from a meeting with emirs and sheikhs—sorry, goatherds and camel minders—at Camp David. The emirs and sheikhs stayed away in droves.

But he also said this to cement his imbecility for all time:

The President said the current chance of reaching a peace deal, “seems distant,” and hailed what he called the, “incredible vision and courage,” of the Camp David Accords signed in 1978. He said that, “tough choices resulted in what’s now been a lasting peace between countries that used to be sworn enemies and Israel’s better off for it.

Let’s stipulate that the Camp David accord showed “incredible vision and courage” (even if the level of Salafist infiltration there now would never have happened under Israeli sovereignty). Let’s also stipulate that pulling up stakes from Gaza was a “tough choice”. Israel has ceded land almost three times its own size—23,166 square miles of Sinai, 139 of Gaza—roughly equivalent to the area of West Virginia.

What has it netted in return? From Egypt, a lack of war, if not actual peace. From Gaza, a decade of festering misery—not least for the Gazans. One of these things is not like the other. Obama thinks he’s making one point, but ends up proving the opposite. Israel knows there is neither “lasting peace” nor “long-term security” between itself and the so-called Palestinians, at least not as presently constituted. It has proven that point over and over, proofs written in blood, but Obama’s too stupid to get it.

Which is hardly a surprise.

Maybe hanging out with the inbred lesser cousins of the Arab royal families robbed him of his faculties.

Unless it was something else:


But Would They Have Baked Him a Cake?

Further to my post below, the Arab squatters in Judea, Samaria, and Gaza are seeking justice for the murderer of Yasser Arafat. So am I: a Nobel Peace Prize.

France has demanded that the Palestinian Authority promise that it would not impose the death penalty on anyone found guilty of killing former PLO leader Yasser Arafat, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday.

Tawfik Tirawi, member of the Fatah Central Committee and head of the Palestinian commission of inquiry into the death of Arafat, revealed that the French demand was relayed to the PA about three weeks ago.

Tirawi and other Palestinians continue to accuse Israel of being behind the “poisoning” of Arafat. They are convinced that someone close to Arafat was complicit in the purported Israeli scheme.

Closer than you can imagine. In fact, I’d say there was a conga line of virile young men, arranged alphabetically from Abdul to Zaccarias, directly behind him. It’s sad to think how screwed up Arab/Islamic culture is: they want suspected accomplices to die for the death of someone whose lifestyle would have marked him for death.

Which, in fact, it did. You want a suspect? Blame Dr. Moritz Kaposi.


Hey BTL! Let’s Give Our Coveted ‘Ya Think?™ Award To The UN!

This is a profound insight

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Monday he deplores that a UN inquiry found “Israeli actions” killed at least 44 Palestinians and injured some 227 more at UN premises being used as emergency shelters during the 2014 Gaza conflict.

“It is a matter of the utmost gravity that those who looked to them for protection and who sought and were granted shelter there had their hopes and trust denied,” Ban wrote in his cover letter to a UN inquiry report into the incidents.

“I will work with all concerned and spare no effort to ensure that such incidents will never be repeated,” he said. [note to Ban Ki: One way to avoid repeating these problems is to eliminate the terrorists – Aggie]

In his letter Ban also said that Palestinian militant groups had put UN schools in Gaza at risk by hiding weapons in three locations that were not being used as shelters.

“The fact that they were used by those involved in the fighting to store their weaponry and, in two cases, probably to fire from is unacceptable,” Ban said.

Last July, during Operation Protective Edge, the UN said it was investigating how 20 rockets ended up in one of its vacant schools in Gaza, which were closed for summer vacation.

The rockets were found during a regular inspection by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees of its facilities.

On second thought, I cannot issue the award, because the UN is still blaming the victim – Israel. But they are accurate in their assessment that it would be better not to hide weapons in schools. Jeesh.


More Arab Terror In Jerusalem

How to stop Arabs from running over Jews? Take away the keys?

Three Border Police officers were hospitalized after being struck by a car in east Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood Saturday night in what police are deeming a terrorist attack.

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, one of the officers is in moderate-to-serious condition, while the other two are in light-to-moderate condition. All three were treated at the scene by Magon David Adom paramedics before being rushed to an area hospital, he said.

As of 11 p.m. he said the suspect has not been apprehended.

“Police have blocked off roadways in A-Tur and are actively searching for the suspect,” he said.

Last week a Palestinian from east Jerusalem was arrested for for running over and killing Shalom Yohai Cherki, 25, and seriously injuring a young woman in the capital.

Under investigation the suspect told police that he was intent on “seeking out Jews to murder.”

Prediction: One of these days, someone will figure out how to stop this. And the solution probably won’t win the Nobel Peace Prize.

– Aggie


Happy Naqba!

Where are our manners? Yesterday was Israeli Independence Day, sure, 67 years young.

But it also marked another important day:

As Israel celebrated 67 years since the establishment of the renascent modern Jewish state on Thursday, thousands of the state’s Arab citizens decided to “celebrate” their state by mourning the “Nakba” – Arabic for “catastrophe” – of Israel’s existence.

Thousands of Arab citizens of Israel, many of them waving the flag of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) terrorist organization, gathered on Independence Day in the Galilee to protest the existence of the country they are citizens of, reports AFP.

You want to know how bad Israel is? It takes two Nakbas (or Naqba, as I prefer) two fully express the “catastrophe”:

While Arab residents living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in Judea and Samaria or Hamas in Gaza mark May 15 as “Nakba day,” Israeli Independence Day has become a rallying point for subversive displays among Arab citizens of the state.

Why two different days?

Nakba Day is generally commemorated on May 15, the day after the Gregorian calendar date for Israel’s Independence. In Israel, Nakba Day events have been held by some Arab citizens on Yom Ha’atzmaut (Israel’s Independence Day), which is celebrated in Israel on the Hebrew calendar date (5 Iyar or shortly before or after). Because of the differences between the Hebrew and the Gregorian calendars, Independence Day and the official 15 May date for Nakba Day usually only coincide every 19 years.

Leave it to the Arabs to screw this thing up. Once in 19 years is about as often as they get anything right—and that’s probably too generous.


Good News!!

The Arab squatters on historically and Biblically Jewish land have found as many as five million Jews who didn’t die.

It’s a miracle!

On the occasion of the Israeli remembrance day for the victims of the Holocaust last week, a regular columnist in the official Palestinian Authority daily wrote an op-ed in which he recognized the fact that the Holocaust occurred and targeted Jews. But although the writer even called it “a catastrophe,” he reiterated false statements that have long been part of PA policy regarding the Holocaust, minimizing its scope and blaming the Zionist movement for participating in evil.

The PA daily repeated the claim that Jews have exaggerated the number of victims and that it was not 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust, but only “between one and two million”.

I was going to say that the Arab squatters often complain that the crimes of Europe shouldn’t lead to punishment for the Arabs. But if the Holocaust never happened….

But they were ready for me:

“Regardless of the number, the bottom line is that a catastrophe that harmed the Jews in Europe occurred, due to matters concerning the relations between the European nations and the Jews living among them.”

It sounds like a variation on the old joke about the food being so bad at a certain restaurant, and such small portions! Europe committed this crime, and it wasn’t even much of a crime.

Ready for more pretzel logic?

“The Zionist movement wanted to achieve a series of goals: First, to take advantage and use this [the Holocaust] to blackmail the European states financially and politically to make them support the Zionist colonialist project. Second, to bully the Jews to immigrate to the Israeli ethnic cleansing state, which was [then] in in the preparatory stages of establishment. Third, to increase the Jews’ suffering and abuse in order to take advantage of the world’s compassion for them.”

I don’t agree with the the Arab squatters, but they got some things right. There was suffering and abuse in great abundance; many of those few Jews who survived emigrated to Palestine (later Israel); and European states kinda-sorta approved. (But being European states, they later slipped back into old habits of inflicting suffering and abuse on the “Zionist colonialist project”.)

But their numbers are wrong. By a whole heck of a lot, according to the latest research.


Good News, Bad News

The bad news is that Arabs fought for the Nazis in WWII (like you’re surprised). The good news is they sucked at it (like you’re surprised):

And the parrot says to the lady…

The Nazis recruited Muslim soldiers to the Wehrmacht during World War II, but did not trust the Free Arab Legion with any major tasks, according to Stefan Petke of the Technical University of Berlin, who says the Arab units did not participate in the extermination of Jews, or guard the labor camps in North Africa.

Petke uncovered rare footage which documents the Nazi army’s Arab units, which, he says, were a complete failure in the battlefields of Tunisia in 1943, leading the Nazis to take their weapons and using them as “working soldiers,” away from the frontlines.

If the print is too small, the Mufti is saying “There are also considerable similarities between Islamic principles and those of National Socialism”—especially “in the struggle against Jewry, Islam and National Socialism are very close.”

Everyone say Wannsee!


When Terrorism is a Teachable Moment

Blogging is a waste of time, but it’s a waste of my time. So I can waste it any way I choose. Hillary’s ready to announce (I think she’s rushing into it so she can at least be a candidate before her candidacy crashes and burns); Rand Paul announces he’s running, and already outpolls Hillary in several key states, while Ted Cruz raises $31 million in about 15 minutes; Iran calls us the Great Satan after getting to know John Kerry intimately; in an anti-Ferguson, a white cop actually does shoot an unarmed black man in the back—repeatedly—and the poor man’s family tells Al Sharpton to stay the hell away…

But this is my number one story of the day:

The Palestinian leadership has rejected the idea of joining the conflict in Syria’s Yarmouk camp, apparently ruling out involvement in a joint military operation to expel the Islamic State group.

The position was made clear in a statement released late Thursday by the Palestine Liberation Organization from its headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

It came just hours after Ahmed Majdalani, a senior PLO official who is currently in Damascus for talks, said 14 Palestinian factions backed the idea of a joint military operation with the Syrian army to expel the IS jihadists from the camp where more than 15,000 people, mostly Palestinian refugees, are trapped.

But the PLO said its traditional position of non-involvement had not changed.

“We refused to drag our people and their camps into the hellish conflict which is happening in Syria and we categorically refuse to become one of the parties involved in the armed conflict that is taking place in Yarmouk,” it said.

“We refuse to be drawn into military actions, whatever or wherever they are, and we call for other means to ensure the safety of lives in Yarmouk and to prevent more destruction and forced displacement.”

Allow me to explain. One group of Arabs (under the alias “Palestinians”), who live in an apartheid city (under the alias “Yarmouk refugee camp”), in an Arab nation (“Syria”), are under siege from another group of Arabs (“ISIS”). Many of these Arabs of the first part have been killed and displaced (re-displaced) by the Arabs of the second part. Supporters of these “Palestinian” “refugees”, far from the conflict, have demanded that the “world” intervene to save their “brothers” and “sisters” from slaughter by the “Islamic” “State”, while they decline to lift a trigger finger themselves. How “Palestinian” is that?

By the way, I use “” to indicate a term open to question, interpretation, or debate.

Similarly “Palestinian” are the 14 factions mentioned above. Only an invented identity can have 14 iterations of that invention. Similarly “Arab” is the walling off of one Arab identity (“Palestinian”) in a “refugee” “camp” (apartheid city, as I called it above, without question, interpretation, or debate).

And since when was the “Palestinian” “Liberation” “Organization” ever shy about about being “drawn into military actions”? I’d say since “one of the parties involved in the armed conflict” is ISIS, and those mofos will kill you just as soon as they’d look at you. The PLO can kill unarmed Jews with a song on their lips, but let their intended victims pick up a gun with the intent to use it, and they run squealing to any international authority with skirts to hide under.

See why I chose this story?

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Won’t You Help? [UPDATED]

Don’t look at me. I’m tapped out from supporting those Christian merchants facing slander and ruin for their beliefs.

Somebody else will have to step up this time:

The Islamic State’s violent takeover of the Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp in Syria is a mark of Cain on the foreheads of the international community and the Arab world specifically, MK Ahmed Tibi (Joint List) said Monday.

“What’s happening in the Yarmouk camp is a crime against humanity,” Tibi said. “Over a thousand Palestinians were killed.”

Gee, that’s tough. Maybe if you lived in actual cities and villages, and not internment camps, this sort of thing wouldn’t happen.

Nah, it probably would:

The Yarmouk camp, on the outskirts of Damascus, was once home to over 100,000 residents, but now has only 18,000 according to the UN Relief and Works Agency. It was under siege by the Syrian government for over two years, and was a battleground before that, devastated by street fighting, air attacks and shelling.

Islamic State has taken over 90 percent of Yarmouk, according to a Syrian human rights group, though the Syrian army surrounds the area, which is a few kilometers from Syrian President Bashar Assad’s palace.

Hundreds of Palestinians fled the camp in recent days, adding to the tens of thousands who left in the four years since the civil war began in Syria.

Tibi, who visited the camp once on a trip to Syria, said that it is “between a rock and a hard place after two years under siege by the [Syrian] government and now ISIS is in there committing horrific crimes.”

“ISIS is a fascist movement that is now publishing photos of heads it chopped off, including a photo of the Imam of the mosque, a Hamas supporter, and claiming he is an apostate,” Tibi said in reference to reports from the camp that ISIS terrorists killed senior Hamas operative Sheikh Abu Salah Taha.

Tibi said the international community, including the Arab world, should be ashamed of allowing the violence in Yarmouk to take place.

“I feel anger and great sadness about what is happening in what is left of the camp,” he stated. “There is a moral double standard. If other people were the victims, not Palestinians it would be different.”

He might have a point there, but I’m not sure whose fault that is.

We get results:

The U.N. Security Council has strongly condemned the siege of a Palestinian refugee camp in the Syrian capital by self-proclaimed Islamic State militants and fighters from the Nusra Front. In an emergency session Monday, the Council called for the protection and safe evacuation of civilians and access for humanitarian aid workers to the approximately 18,000 people still living in the Yarmouk camp.

Never let it be said we did nothing for our Palestinian Arab friends. That can be said about the UN Security Council, but not us.

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ObamaCare Comes to Gaza

When tax authorities attack:

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he has refused to accept hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenues unfrozen by Israel.

Mr Abbas says he returned the money because Israel deducted a third to cover unpaid Palestinian utility debts.

He has threatened to take Israel to the International Criminal Court (ICC) unless the full amount is released.

Israel says it has deducted the cost of unpaid services provided to the Palestinian population, including electricity, water and hospital bills.

The government made the decision to restart payments two weeks ago but warned at the time that it would make deductions from the transfer.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the time Israel would resume payments partly out of “humanitarian considerations”, adding the “deteriorating situation in the Middle East” and rise of extremists required him to “act responsibly and judiciously”.

Speaking at a rally in Ramallah, President Abbas demanded the tax revenues in full.

“We are returning the money. Either they give it to us in full or we go to arbitration or to the ICC. We will not accept anything else.”

On this issue at least, President Obama and Prime Minister Netanyahu are one:

As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds — hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

The law offers tax credits so people without access to job-based health insurance can buy private coverage. Because these subsidies are tied to income, consumers must accurately estimate what they will make for the coming year.

That’s been a challenge for millions of people.

Guess on the low side, get more help now with premiums, but owe money later at filing time. Overestimate income, expect bucks back from the taxman.

Many consumers may not have understood that is how it works when they signed up. Some experts caution that such complications could discourage uninsured people from getting covered.

Rob Tuck of Dublin, California, said he had anticipated a refund of about $400 on his 2014 taxes. But that almost has been wiped out because he had to repay some of the subsidy. He changed jobs during the year, and his income went up a little.

Tuck, who works for a San Francisco area tech-support company, said he enrolled to avoid tax penalties for being uninsured, but feels penalized anyway now.

“I was expecting to get dinged a little bit, but I was actually kind of surprised when it came down that much,” he said.

You can follow Abbas’s example and refuse to take a penny. No such things as free lunch, free health care, or free electricity. Pay your bills.

I like to see people face the consequences of their actions. Even if they never learn—especially if they never learn—their repeated moronism, among Democrats and Palestinian Arabs, brings a smile to my face. And, I hope, to yours.


One Chicagoan Answers Another

Hey, Obama! This community activist—settler community activist—tells you where to stick your deep dish pizza.

Journalist and writer Caroline Glick, author of the book “The Israeli Solution: A One-State Plan for Peace in the Middle East”, says Israel should annex Judea and Samaria now, in response to President Barack Obama’s statements that the United States will “re-evaluate” its support for Israel at the United Nations.

Seeing as Obama is planning to change American policy and “force Israel into completely indefensible borders”, Glick told Arutz Sheva, “the time has come for Israel to come out with an alternative policy, and the alternative policy that we have to put out is applying Israeli law and sovereignty to Judea and Samaria”.

“The question couldn’t be more urgent,” said Glick, whose book deals with this very issue and of which a Hebrew edition was recently published.

“The government has got to put forward a new policy regarding the Palestinians,” she continued. “The two states failed, we all know it, [and] we can’t resurrect it because it wasn’t we that made it fail.”

One state is doing fine, in fact. Never better. Judeans and Samarians should be so lucky as to be official citizens of that state.

PS: I bet Caroline Glick could name more Chicago White Sox players than you could, too:

Cringe-inducing. Don’t call yourself a “South-side kid”, sir, when you didn’t move to Chicago until you were 23. Fraud.

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