Clinton Democrats: Thank NJDC and ADL for Obama’s Victory

Attention, Clinton Democrats: Were it not for the National “Jewish” Democratic Council and Anti-Defamation League, Hillary Clinton might have been last night’s nominee.

It is always interesting to explore historical might-have-beens, and events in late 2006–in fact, almost exactly two years ago today–may well have tipped the outcome of the very close 2008 Democratic primary. It is a known fact that supported Barack Obama, and it endorsed him well before the end of the primaries. still commands substantial resources despite the damage it suffered at our hands and those of our friends in 2006, and these resources could well have tipped the nomination from Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama. Clinton Democrats are well within their rights to ask how the primaries might have turned out had been not merely damaged but destroyed in 2006.

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August 28, 2008 | 8 Comments » | 3 views

Joe Magarac Wants His Job (and his Democratic Party) Back

A New (and Old) Vision Statement for the Democratic Party
by Bill Levinson

Larry Johnson’s No Quarter, PUMA (People United Means Change), Just Say No Deal,, Steve Corbett’s Operation Turndown, and countless other organizations and individual Democrats are all saying “NO” to their party’s nominee. This year’s acrimonious primary underscores the widening division between the Democratic Party’s traditional base (middle class and often blue collar workers) and the party’s extreme left, as embodied by

So far, the above entities have the negative goal of turning down Obama, who is clearly out of touch with the party’s base. This blog introduces a positive vision statement that disgruntled Democrats and like-minded Republicans can use to save the United States from economic disaster–a disaster that will be certain if we do not stop and reverse the loss of manufacturing capability to China and other offshore competitors. Joe Magarac wants his job back and, to get it, he has to take his party back from, George Soros, and their fellow travelers.

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August 27, 2008 | 13 Comments » | 3 views

Biden’s Blink on Iran

Michael Rubin:

… the Senate considered a bipartisan amendment to designate the Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist organization, an important step to aid nonviolent efforts to deny it funds and financing. Biden was one of only 22 senators to vote against it. “I voted against the amendment to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization because I don’t trust this administration,” he said. Distrust of the U.S. president is the nature of politics, but skepticism about foreign dictators and their Brown Shirts is the backbone of judgment. …

Biden’s political games have made him Tehran’s favorite senator. As Gen. David Petraeus struggled to unite Iraqis across the ethnic and sectarian divide, Iran’s Press TV seized on Biden’s plan for partitioning Iraq and featured his statements with the headline “US plans to disintegrate Iraq.” Biden’s attack-dog statements about U.S. policy failures emboldened Iranian hard-liners to defy diplomacy. …

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Cross-posted at and IsraPundit

August 27, 2008 | 0 Comments » | 2 views

Deceit and double standards

Lapid’s anti-settler article reflects supremacy of political correctness over facts

Martin Sherman, YNET

Last week I published an article which pointed to the vehement and irrationally obsessive enmity towards the Jewish settlers and settlements across the 1967 “Green Line”. The very next day, this claim was vividly illustrated by an article “This land isn’t Israel” by Yair Lapid which provided dramatic endorsement for my argument. In it, Lapid, a somewhat ionic figure in the shallow mindless glitz that has become dominant norm in today’s Israeli media, launched into a toxic tirade against the Jewish population living across the 1967 lines.

In his “masterpiece” of malice, he sternly warns an entire population, the overwhelming majority of which are demonstrably law-abiding – perhaps the nation’s most law-abiding – citizens, residing in government approved towns and villages – that due to the alleged actions of a unspecified number of youthful hot-heads, they have been excluded from being part of Israel and part of the Israeli people. According to Lapid “…they define the place they live in as “not Israel.” This is a lawless land, lacking respect, where people who are different than us live and conduct themselves in line with codes we don’t understand. It is a land that has rejected all the basic values that hold us together.”

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August 27, 2008 | 5 Comments » | 3 views

Durban II epitomizes what’s wrong with the world

UN’s ‘Durban II’ African Prep Meeting Slams Israel, Free Speech; But Silent on Darfur Atrocities and African Ethnic Violence

Abuja, Nigeria, August 26, 2008 — Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch expressed alarm over the declaration adopted today by an African regional meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, which will now shape the UN world conference on racism to be held in April.

    “The declaration fails to address racial and ethnic crimes committed by Sudan, tramples international human rights guarantees on free speech, places Islam above all other religions, and targets Israel alone, implying that it is uniquely racist,” said UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer. “Regrettably, Durban II is looking more and more like the original Durban debacle of 2001.”

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August 27, 2008 | 1 Comments » | 2 views

Ahmadinejad – incitement deserves indictment

By Ted Belman

Yesterday I met, by chance, Dr Elihu Richter who is a knowledgable activist winding down his career at Hebrew U. He sent me a copy of Commentary on Genocide: Can We Predict, Prevent, and Protect? which he recently published. He also referred me to an article, incitement deserves indictment, he and R. Blum, G. Stanton and I. Charney wrote two years ago.

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the first world leader to recognize the connection between Iran’s uranium enrichment, its testing of long distance missiles, and the genocidal statements of its president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. A day after declaring that Israel “should be wiped off the map” on October 25, he incited students to scream “death to Israel,” at a government-sponsored conference called the “World without Zionism.”

    Chancellor Merkel declared: “A president that questions Israel’s right to exist [and] denies the Holocaust, cannot expect to receive any tolerance from Germany. We have learned our history.” Will Chancellor Merkel’s warnings of the parallels between Iran’s actions today and Nazi Germany’s first steps towards genocide in the 1930’s prod the world into effective deterrent action? The International Association of Genocide scholars (IAGS) has passed a resolution noting that Iran’s actions, including Ahmadinejad statements, are early warning signs of genocide. These signs include open expressions of an exclusionary ideology characterized by hate speech, an authoritarian government that represses dissent, the organization of fanatical militias, such as the Revolutionary Guards, and a sustained record of support for terror attacks against Jews around the world.

This is the same Merkel who is permitting German businesses to trade with Iran.

Currently he is working with Irwin Cotler to cause to have Ahmedinejad indicted for incitement to genocide. The efforts started when this was published. I might add that when they sought approval for such a move in the US Senate, Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate, opposed it.

We talked for quite a while and found we saw eye to eye on many things.

August 27, 2008 | 5 Comments » | 3 views

Obama: Born in the USA

WND published Democrat sues Sen. Obama over ‘fraudulent candidacy’
Lawsuit disputing U.S. citizenship based in part on discredited claims

    However, says it obtained Obama’s actual birth certificate and that the document was indeed real. The site discredited some of the claims of Internet bloggers, such as that the certificate as viewed in a scanned copy released by Obama’s campaign lacked a raised seal. also established that many of the alleged flaws in the document noted by bloggers were caused by the scanning of the document.

    A separate WND investigation into Obama’s birth certificate utilizing forgery experts also found the document to be authentic. The investigation also revealed methods used by some of the bloggers to determine the document was fake involved forgeries, in that a few bloggers added text and images to the certificate scan that weren’t originally there.

August 24, 2008 | 4 Comments » | 2 views

Democrats Invite Leader of Islamic Society of North America to Convention

Islamic Society of North America hosted material calling for the murder of Jews and warfare against Christians. Is this what the Democrats call an “interfaith service?”

by Bill Levinson

“Obama’s Islamist problem” by Frank Gaffney (Washington Times) reports,

    It is, therefore, curious in the extreme that he [Obama] is giving a prominent role at next week’s Democratic Convention to a leader of an organization identified by the Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood front organization and an unindicted co-conspirator in a terrorism financing conspiracy.

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August 24, 2008 | 2 Comments » | 4 views

Iran: its goals and strategy

By Ted Belman

A week ago, I posted a number of articles dealing with Georgia, Russia and Iran, all of which differed. So I was thankful that Meir Javedanfar offered to make himself available for an interview. His company MEEPAS (Middle East Economic and Political Analysis) web site gives his bio. Meir has also started a new blog called Middle East Analyst

    Meir Javedanfar is an Iranian born and Iranian and British educated Middle East Analyst based in Tel Aviv. Meir has a Masters in International Relations and Strategic Studies from Lancaster University , as well as extensive experience in the analysis of Middle Eastern economic and political issues.

    Mr. Javedanfar is multilingual. He speaks Farsi, English, Spanish and Portuguese. He has been consulted in all of the aforementioned languages by numerous media organizations including CNN, FOX News, BBC, The New York Times and others. He has also lectured at numerous universities and conferences, such as George Washington University, Foreign Affairs Symposium of University of Baltimore, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and conferences in Brazil, Nigeria, Spain and Italy.

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August 24, 2008 | 9 Comments » | 4 views

This is a trial of the West, not Karadzic

By Ted Belman

I intend to follow the trial of Radovan Karadzic. I believe that the record of what happened will finally be clarified. Here’s the first installment from Byzantine Blog.

Dershowitz interviews Radovan Karadzic

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands: U.S. criminal defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Thursday he plans to call former Bosnian Serb political leader and war crimes suspect Radovan Karadzic as a witness in a related case at the U.N. Yugoslav Tribunal.

Dershowitz is helping defend Momcilo Krajisnik, who is appealing his 27-year-sentence for persecution, extermination and the murder of Muslims and Croats during the 1992-1995 Bosnian War.

Karadzic and Krajisnik were once close allies as president and parliamentary speaker in the breakaway Bosnian Serb republic, and have now been reunited in the tribunal’s detention center.

Dutch Soldiers from Srebrenica Battalion Offer to Testify in Karadzic’s Defense

Some 15 Dutch soldiers of the former Netherlands battalion stationed in Srebrenica during the Bosnian civil war came to Belgrade on Wednesday, offering to testify in the Hague tribunal on behalf of Dr. Karadzic, a member of Radovan Karadzic’s defense team Milivoje Ivanisevic told Vecernje Novosti.

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August 24, 2008 | 2 Comments » | 3 views

Don’t give into Shas

Why Shas fails its own constituency


The cabinet is scheduled to vote today on the 2009 budget, and the outcome may hinge on the issue of child allowances. These monthly stipends the state provides to families for each child under 18 carry an annual multi-billion-shekel price-tag.

Shas, the Sephardi ultra-Orthodox party, which has 12 Knesset seats and is an integral component of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s coalition, says it will vote against the budget if the stipends are not increased. That would leave matters on hold until after the Kadima primary. But Shas has also made clear that it will join a post-Olmert Kadima-led government only if the stipends are increased.

Shas’s stance has the potential of forcing new elections sooner rather than later.

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August 24, 2008 | 5 Comments » | 3 views

Barack Obama and Al Sharpton

This is the second piece in our series on Barack Obama’s dishonest campaign financing methods, and his open association with racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-hating bigots. A compilation of links and references appears at

The picture below is from an April 2007 meeting of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network: a racist and anti-Semitic hate organization as demonstrated by its conduct at Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned store in Harlem. Obama endorsed Sharpton and the NAN as follows: “Reverend Sharpton is a voice for the voiceless, and a voice for the dispossessed. What National Action Network has done is so important to change America, and it must be changed from the bottom up.” We encourage our readers to do a Google search on “Sharpton” and “Freddy’s Fashion Mart” or “Yankel Rosenbaum” or “Tawana Brawley” to verify for themselves Sharpton’s long track record of promoting hatred of white people and especially Jews.

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August 22, 2008 | 12 Comments » | 7 views

United Nations Bans Criticism of Islamic Supremacist Barbarism

by Bill Levinson

The United Nations’ so-called Human Rights Council, a collection of primarily illegitimate governments and dictatorships, has banned criticism of Islamic Supremacist barbarism like Sharia law, execution by stoning, female genital mutilation, murder of unbelievers, and similar Stone Age practices. The language we are using to describe both the “Human Rights Council” and Islamic supremacy is, incidentally, intended to demonstrate intentional disrespect and contempt for the United Nations and especially its so-called Human Rights Council.

On the other hand, we make a clear distinction between Islam 1.0, also known as Islamic Supremacy (a phony religion whose purpose was to encourage superstitious and dirt-ignorant savages to die for the desert bandit who created it) and Islam 2.0, the evolved version that is practiced in civilized Muslim-majority countries like Turkey and by the vast majority of Muslim-Americans. We will first look at the composition of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council so we can accord it the proper level of respect.

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August 19, 2008 | 12 Comments » | 3 views

Gates wants to appease Iran at Israel’s expense

Our World: Iran’s American protector
Caroline Glick , THE JERUSALEM POST Aug. 18, 2008

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is the darling of Bush administration foes. Gushing about Gates in a recent column, Washington Post writer David Ignatius crooned, “Gates is an anomaly in this lame-duck administration. He is still firing on all cylinders, working to repair the damage done at the Pentagon by his arrogant and aloof predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld.” Ignatius called on the next administration to give Gates a major role leading its foreign and defense policy.

It can only be hoped that Ignatius’s advice will be ignored.

Today the US’s strategic posture lies in tatters in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of US-ally Georgia. The fact that aside from issuing strong reprimands the administration has no policy for contending with Russia’s aggression shows clearly that the move caught Washington completely by surprise.

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August 19, 2008 | 22 Comments » | 3 views

Israel Shines


1. Scientists in Israel , found that the brackish water, drilled from underground desert aquifers, hundreds of feet deep, could be used to raise warm-water fish. The geothermal water, less than one-tenth as saline as sea water, free of pollutants, and a toasty 98 degrees on average, proves an ideal environment.

2. Israel i-developed designer-eyeglasses, promise mobile phone and iPod users, a personalized, high-tech video display. Available to US consumers next year, Lumus-Optical’s lightweight and fashionable video eyeglasses, feature a large transparent screen, floating in front of the viewer’s face that projects their choice of movie, TV show, or video Game.

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August 19, 2008 | 3 Comments » | 2 views

The Real World Order

By George Friedman, Stratfor Intelligence Report

The other country that is watching and thinking is Iran. Iran had accepted the idea that it had lost the chance to dominate Iraq. It had also accepted the idea that it would have to bargain away its nuclear capability or lose it. The Iranians are now wondering if this is still true and are undoubtedly pinging the Russians about the situation. Meanwhile, the Russians are waiting for the Americans to calm down and get serious. If the Americans plan to take meaningful action against them, they will respond in Iran. But the Americans have no meaningful actions they can take; they need to get out of Iraq and they need help against Iran. The quid pro quo here is obvious. The United States acquiesces to Russian actions (which it can’t do anything about), while the Russians cooperate with the United States against Iran getting nuclear weapons (something Russia does not want to see).

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August 19, 2008 | 5 Comments » | 3 views

Fmr. Italian Pres.: We Paid for Immunity From Terrorist Attacks

by Nissan Ratzlav-Katz

( In a letter appearing in the weekend edition of the respected Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, former Italian President Francesco Cossiga revealed that the government of Italy agreed to allow Arab terrorist groups freedom of movement in the country in exchange for immunity from attacks in Italy.

Cossiga wrote that the government of the late Prime Minister Aldo Moro reached a “secret non-belligerence pact between the Italian state and Palestinian resistance organizations, including terrorist groups,” in the 1970s. According to the former president, it was Moro himself who designed the terms of the agreement with the foreign Arab terrorists. Ironically, Moro later met his death at the hands of homegrown Italian terrorists, the Red Brigades, in 1978. Cossiga was president of Italy from 1985-1992 and is today a senator-for-life in the Italian legislature.

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August 18, 2008 | 4 Comments » | 2 views

Barack Obama’s Unethical and Possibly Illegal Fundraising Practices

This article is the first in a series that underscores Barack Obama’s serious deficiencies in character, ethics, and integrity. The links appear at “Barack Obama: Powered by Hate,” a compilation of Obama’s questionable campaign financing practices, plus enablement and empowerment of racists, anti-Semites, and Catholic-hating bigots. In all cases, we provide links and references so the reader can verify for himself/herself the truth of the statements. This is very important because of the numerous smears and urban legends that are in circulation.

Barack Obama’s unethical, dishonest, and possibly illegal campaign financing schemes include:

  1. “Dinner with Barack” lotteries that were probably illegal forms of gambling in many jurisdictions, and one of which may have been rigged. It announced a winner before the entry deadline, which suggests that not every campaign donor had an equal chance to win.
  2. Misuse of the United Church of Christ’s tax exempt resources for electioneering. A key talking point is the fact that Obama wrote (thus showing premeditation) a campaign-related speech, “A Politics of Conscience,” after promising the UCC that no campaign-related activity would take place at its annual synod in Hartford.
  3. Acceptance of contributions from foreign sources, and in excess of the $2300 individual limit.

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August 18, 2008 | 8 Comments » | 3 views