Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Arms and the (Orange) Man

This does not sound good:
The divergence between the Trump administration’s desire to increase arms sales to the Middle East and the capacity limits of Arab clients for what the US currently markets makes the release of new types of advanced US weapon systems to the region more likely. This could undermine Israel’s qualitative military edge. While the Trump administration’s global arms export drive may increase US-Israel competition for certain markets, it could also offer opportunities for joint arms export cooperation. But Israel should be wary of following the American lead in relaxing export standards for approving arms sales.

Jews With Backbone Defy Anti-Israel Jews

A refreshing--and all too rare--occurrence these days.

A Royal Rose By Any Other Name...Stinks To High Heaven

Prince William’s Israel itinerary refers to Old City Jerusalem as ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

Monday, June 18, 2018

Beam Him Up, Scotty

Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'

Unpacking "Juche," North Korea's Ideology

Sounds a lot like Trumpism, if you ask me (my bolds):
Juche, which roughly translates as “self-reliance,” is an odd blend of several different ideas. It borrows much of its language from Marxism but also draws on Confucianism, 20th-century Japanese imperialism, and traditional Korean nationalism. Its core idea is that North Korea is a country that must remain separate and distinct from the world, dependent solely on its own strength and the guidance of a near-godlike leader.

Trudeau Liberals Give "Summer Jobs" Moolah to Khomeinist Racket Led By Eliminationist Shia Preacher

The Toronto Sun's Candice Malcom, for one, is not too impressed (h/t: VR).

Pathology Creep?

The World Health Organization recognizes "gaming disorder" as an addiction/affliction that merits medical intervention.

Coming soon: cell phone psychosis?

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Outdoor Advice for Abominable Jews

A U.S. network of Jewish summer camps has told a pro-BDS/anti-Zionist Jewish outfit to take a hike.

Update: Here's a brief run down of the summer "fun" on offer at "Go Palestine," a Ramallah-based camp aimed at youths aged 14-17 who reside in "the Palestinian diaspora":
The camp’s own descriptions of each year’s activities from 2013-2017 report that the teens are shown films such as “Occupation 101” and “Jerusalem: The East Side Story,” which depict Israel as a racist, savage oppressor. A panel on “Youth Activism and Engagement in Palestine” featured representatives of “the Love Under Apartheid Campaign [and] the BDS movement.” Officials of a group called “Right to Education” explained to the campers that all Israeli universities should be boycotted, since they are part of “the structure of systemic oppression.”
Hello Muddah, hello Faddah, here I am at Camp Intifada... 

Another Rare Instance of Truth-Telling in Trump-Besotted Conservative Quarters

Stephen F. Hayes writes that "encouraging President Trump’s premature triumphalism is dangerous."

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

"What Happened On Monday In Singapore Was a Disgrace"

Thankfully, there are still a few on the right who are willing to speak truth re the powerful, orange and vainglorious one.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Something the Late Anthony Bourdain Got Very Wrong

For one thing, he didn't "get" Gaza, as is evident from what is meant to be an encomium in the TLS (my bolds):
On politics, everyone got a fair chance to tell their story: he discussed the Troubles in Irish pubs and bars; American viewers walked with him through the streets of Cuba; he ate in Gaza, for which he was both praised and vilified (his response, later, was this: “The world has visited many terrible things on the Palestinian people, none more shameful than robbing them of their basic humanity. People are not statistics. That is all we attempted to show”).
Sadly, however, he omitted the many terrible things the Palestinian people have visited upon Israel specifically and mankind as a whole, including jihad, Jew-hate and wee tots decked out in Semtex vests.

Update: Let's not forget that other Palestinian, erm, "visitation"--Farfour the eliminationist mouse.

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