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Darkness in the City of Light


The grim counts continue this morning from the ghastly bloodbath in Paris yesterday.  More than 120 killed, and likely more than 200 wounded, about 80 seriously, as reported by multiple sources.  An attack perpetrated by members of the Religion of Peace once again.  A carefully coordinated effort, with killings in at least seven places.  It has been reported that a Syrian passport has been found on the body of one of the terrorists.

While driving north last evening, I was listening to the reports regarding the attacks from CBS News on WBZ radio, and heard our President’s embarrassingly inane remarks.  He talked about the “outrageous attempts to terrorize innocent civilians”, and “terrorize the people of France”, and “universal values”.  Not once did Barack Hussein Obama say the words “ISIS” or “Islam”.  Even though he knew both of those words should have been in every sentence spoken.

Yesterday, President Hollande in France immediately declared a national State of Emergency, and closed the French borders.  But it is too late.  The subway attacks, the massacre in Toulouse, and the Charlie Hebdo shootings have already happened, yet after each, more muslim terrorists were allowed into France.  The socialist Left of Europe, and its imbecilic genuflecting at the altar of “multi-culturalism”, has let the wolves into the herd of sheep.

What happened in France will happen here.  It already has, actually, and continues to.  Fort Hood.  Chattanooga, Austin TX.  Boston. The perpetrator of the stabbings last week at UC-Merced, Faisal Muhammed, left a manifesto of muslim extremism that included desires to behead victims, and praise to Allah.  (Another “unclear motive”, courtesy of our Federal law enforcement friends!)

Some things we don’t know yet about the tragedy in Paris, but will very likely eventually find out:

  • The number of terrorists directly involved in the Paris attacks will be well under 30.
  • A number of them will be recent arrivals from the Middle East, active and trained agents of terrorism from ISIS (and possibly Al Qaeda) sent as “refugees” for the purposes of carrying out such attacks.
  • The terrorists planned and prepared for these attacks in near-complete security nestled inside heavily muslim neighborhoods across France, if not in and around Paris itself.
  • The terrorists used communications methods that defied electronic and visual surveillance, and carried out what can only be described as professional reconnaissance of their targets, likely in plain sight, over a period of months.
  • French security forces were prevented at some junctures from investigating or acting against one or more of the terrorists by politically correct rules in place to keep from offending the muslims.
  • None of the victims were armed, because of France’s extremely strict gun laws.  Yet, the terrorists had easy access to fully-automatic AK-47s, ammunition, and explosives.  The entirety of France is a “gun-free zone”, and the results were predictable.

Military-age muslim men continue to overrun Europe with the stated intent of the destruction of Western civilization.  They have no intention of assimilation, only conquest and conversion.  The memes of the liberal global media, that these are “refugees”, helpless women and children, continue to be perpetuated to an ignorant and brainwashed populace.   Our President has been vocal and active to allow them here, as well.  He wants 10,000 Syrian “refugees” allowed into our country.  The first have already arrived on US soil.

Here’s an idea.  That first load, which consists of almost exclusively military-age males, should be kept in a holding camp near New Orleans.  Michelle Obama, Sasha, and Malia should be made to stay with them inside the camp, sans any Secret Service protection.  Because if he is unwilling to risk their lives and safety with these filthy animals, why should he be willing to risk ours?


He won’t risk them, of course.  He will only risk us.  His hackneyed fabrication that there is no one religion responsible for terrorism tells us all we need to know about Barack Hussein Obama.  France and islam are mortal enemies in a war for the soul of the West.  Despite his pathetic platitudes about “universal values” and, now, standing with France, Barack Obama stands with islam.  He has told us so, with his words, and with every action he has taken in his time in office.  American and islam are also mortal enemies in the war for the soul of the West.

Paris, the City of Light, is dark tonight.  In time, it will be an American city that will be shrouded in blood and tears, and darkness.   Perpetrated by the people whom our President stands with.  The same President who called ISIS the “junior varsity”, and as recently as yesterday, told us ISIS was “contained”.  This is the same President who wants us forcibly disarmed, for our own safety.



I Was Wrong About NBC News, I Admit It

I didn’t think NBC News could be any more ignorant or more obtuse.  But, I was wrong.  Apparently, I misunderestimated the ingenuity of fools (with access to the news room).  What is the on-line feature article from NBC.com this morning?

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Israel announced a relaxation of the nation’s gun laws on Wednesday, widening civilian access to weapons permits. Teachers in Jerusalem’s Jewish orthodox community, for example, could be eligible for a special permit to possess a weapon under the new rules.

Some concerned civilians visited the Mitvach Adumim gun range in Ma’ale Adumim — a Jewish settlement outside Jerusalem — where manager Gabi Efrat-Begin said business was “very good.”

Their unintended irony cup runneth over.  Their cup of stupidity, too.  There is so much of both there, it is difficult to know where to begin.  I spose I will start with the irony.  Israelis believe in the right to self-protection, always have.  So the image, and the video that accompanies it, shows Israelis practicing at a pistol range, with privately owned handguns.  NBC News has been a virtual mouthpiece for the gun-grabbing far-Left in this country, featuring time and again articles calling for restriction of private firearms ownership, repeal of the Second Amendment, and the drumbeat propaganda of Obama and his cronies that guns somehow don’t make us safer.  (While surrounded by taxpayer-funded armed security, of course.)  Yet, how are the Israelis countering the threats to themselves and their families/communities?  By making sure they are armed, and proficient with those arms.   Even to the point of arming teachers to defend themselves and students in the classroom.  Hmmmm.

The notion, spelled out in the headline, that Israel is suffering a “string of lone wolf stabbings” is even more senseless than usual.  String of lone wolf stabbings?  As if they are not somehow connected?  That would be like calling 9/11 a “string of lone wolf hijackings”.   Or a informing us that a man yelling “Allahu Akbar!” while shooting 45 people at Fort Hood somehow had “unclear motives”.   (Yes, it was the FBI that gave us that gem, but NBC and CNN parroted such nonsense unquestioningly.)  The efforts by the mainstream media to assiduously avoid actually labeling Islamist terrorism as either terrorism or Islamist, leads to such stupidity.  And again, it reflects the lock-step “religion of peace” fable we are fed by the White House and fellow travelers after each and every ghastly incident.

The irony, unintended as it may be, won’t pass unnoticed.  Nor will the stupidity.  Except, possibly, by NBC News.

 Oh, and Happy Birthday to MissileChick!



Hans Blix, Call Your Office


Such the deal with Iran, Barry.  Seems there’s an opening for a doddering, pliable, easily-fooled IAEA inspector.

Iran has already stated that no American inspector would be permitted into the country under the deal. The accord also grants Iran a 24-day notice period before inspectors enter any site suspected of being used for nuclear weapons work.

“Any individual, out of IAEA’s Inspection group, who is not approved by the Islamic Republic of Iran cannot enter the country as the agency’s inspector,”

The billions are already pouring into Iran’s economy, where they will be spent as promptly as possible on the latest Russian CDCM and air defense systems.  The diplomatic incompetence, Islamist sympathizing, and anti-Israeli (anti-Semitic) rhetoric of this Administration is profound.  In fact, little more damage could be done if the entire Administration was comprised of Soviet agents.  With Obama’s former Secretary of State (is there really “secret” somewhere in that title?) ensuring our enemies are read into SI and TK, a Soviet agent would be Hero of the Soviet Union for such deeds.   How bad is this deal?

“Administration claims that this was the best possible agreement are pathetic. First Kerry abandoned anytime, anywhere inspections,” Rubin said. “Then Obama claimed this was the most rigorous counter-proliferation regime ever, never mind that it failed to rise to the Libya and South Africa precedents.”

“Then we learned that no Americans are allowed on the inspection teams and that Iran will do its own soil sampling,” Rubin added. “Now the Iranians claim that all IAEA inspectors have to be vetted by Iranian intelligence? It really can’t get any worse than this.”

Current Secretary of State John Kerry, last seen happily roaming around a Communist dictatorship in a Che Guevara t-shirt, could not be reached for comment.   Sokolnikov and Bubov, er, McConnell and Boehner, will ensure that the treaty cannot be overturned by Congressional action, as the Constitution requires.

Enemies, domestic.  All ethnics, no ethics.



To Hear the Media Tell It….


This murderer is representative of all white people, and white people should feel responsible for his actions, because we all secretly want to murder black people.


This murderer’s motive were unclear, but they are certain he is not representative whatsoever of Islam, and anyone thinking otherwise is Islamophobic, and should be ashamed of themselves for thinking so.

Got it?  Easy enough.



Kerry Drives a Hard Bargain With Iran

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The only time Iran should worry is if Kerry tells them, “If you like your centrifuges, you can keep your centrifuges.”



Charlie Hebdo Attacked By Muslim Terrorists

You’ve seen the news. And you’re already seeing the craven apologists for Islamic terrorism groveling and justifying and otherwise excusing barbarism. Indeed, somehow, the Obama administration, charged with upholding the First Amendment principles of freedom of speech, found time back in 2012 to weigh in on an obscure French satirical magazine, and surprising no one, came down on the side of the heckler’s veto:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — The White House criticized French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2012 for publishing cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad.
Then White House Press Secretary Jay Carney questioned the magazine’s judgment after publishing images of Muhammad naked.
“We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this,” Carney told reporters in September 2012.

I find myself sadly resigned to the fact that barbarous Muslim fanatics will from time to time go upon murderous rampages. It is simply what happens.

But when a society begins to question whether they should be importing a population known for such, the political class immediately chides them and scolds them for being racist, rather than realist. That is what outrages me.

Our pusillanimous White House cannot even trouble itself to use the word terrorism, instead relying on the non-judgmental term “violence.”

CDR Salamander just looked at the issue of immigrant Muslim populations skewing the politics of an open society Monday. There are literally neighborhoods where the parent society has effectively ceded sovereignty to them. So to in the suburbs of Paris, parts of England, and to some extent, here in Dearborn, Michigan.

We’ll be warned for weeks about a backlash against Muslims that never seems to actually occur.

Maybe it is time it does.

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mohammed-cartoons charlie hebdo muhammed cartoons 2012


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Thoughts on the War on ISIS…

John Kerry, the Secretary of State, tells us the War on ISIS isn’t a war.

“What we are doing is engaging in a very significant counter-terrorism operation,” Kerry said. “If somebody wants to think about it as being a war with ISIL they can do so, but the fact is it’s a major counter-terrorism operation.”

“I don’t think people need to get into a war fever on this,” the secretary of state added.

President Obama ran his 2008 campaign  almost entirely on the premise of withdrawing the US from Iraq. Secretary Kerry was a staunch opponent of the war, at least after he voted to authorize it.

And in 2011, President Obama used the Bush administration’s planned withdrawal of forces, a signed agreement, as the reason for the complete withdrawal of all US forces from Iraq.

But even while the Bush administration had a signed agreement for the withdrawal, they were also negotiating and arguing for a continued US presence in Iraq.  Rather than having US Brigade Combat Teams conducting operations, the US wanted BCTs configured as “Advise and Assist” BCTs to support Iraqi Army operations.

As then President Bush stated in 2007:

“To begin withdrawing before our commanders tell us we are ready would be dangerous for Iraq, for the region and for the United States,” Bush cautioned.

He then ticked off a string of predictions about what would happen if the U.S. left too early.

“It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to Al Qaeda.

“It would mean that we’d be risking mass killings on a horrific scale.

“It would mean we allow the terrorists to establish a safe haven in Iraq to replace the one they lost in Afghanistan.

“It would mean we’d be increasing the probability that American troops would have to return at some later date to confront an enemy that is even more dangerous.”

Forward to 2009, and the new Obama administration half  heartedly continued the negotiations with Baghdad for a continued US presence.  Arguing that an unsatisfactory Status of Forces Agreement could not be reached with the Iraqi government, the Obama administration allowed the talks to collapse, and in 2011 executed the complete withdrawal of US forces from Iraq. The administration not only allowed this, they praised it as a political triumph. They demanded (and received, politically) credit for this state of affairs.  

The important thing was, just as Obama had promised, the US was out of Iraq. Iraq became a political and diplomatic non-entity.  Obama was quick to tout the end of the war in Iraq in his campaign of 2012.

But the war in Iraq wasn’t over. Just the US influence in the war.

While Iraq was remarkably stable at the time of the US departure, and our forces had generally achieved their objectives, serious people knew that the underlying civil society was not so stable as to preclude a descent back into chaos.

The goal of the desire US A&A BCTs would have been two-fold. First, the most obvious- to assist the Iraqi Army in defeating attempts at destabilizing the recognized Iraqi government.

The second, less visible, but arguably more important role, was to serve as both carrot and stick for that Iraqi government. Nouri Al-Maliki, a Shia, led a shaky coalition government that purported to represent both Shia and Sunni. But Maliki tended, not surprisingly, to favor Shia elements, at the expense of the Sunni population.  US A&A BCTs, and other forms of US power, such as funding of reconstruction projects, could be granted or withheld as needed to influence Maliki to treat both Shia and Sunni somewhat equitably. Maliki could be convinced to listen to legitimate Sunni issues as long as he knew US assistance would be available to confront illegitimate Sunni factions.

But the absence of any US backing meant Maliki could only turn to his political base, the Shia population. And not surprisingly, in doing so, he invited increasingly effective Sunni attacks upon the Baghdad government. And that led to a spiral of ever greater repression of Sunni elements, which in turn fueled every greater sectarian Sunni violence.

This isn’t particularly deep analysis here. This is exactly what almost everyone predicted would happen with the total US capitulation of any role or influence in Iraq.

If ISIS hadn’t been the one to march on Iraq, it would have been some other group.

But the Obama administration refused to even consider such an eventuality. The talking point was that Obama would end the war in Iraq, and so it must be.  There was a steadfast refusal to see any possible outcome other than a campaign trail soundbite. The important thing was to move opinion polls, not advance America’s interests.

And since Obama ended the war in Iraq, there can be no further war in Iraq. No matter how many US troops find themselves there, no matter how much ISIS insists it is at war with the US, the proclamation is that there is no war. A major counter-terrorism operation sounds more a police matter, not a war.

Which is cold comfort to the American serviceman facing the nation’s enemy. An enemy whose cruelty and wanton violence has shocked the conscience. We dare not work ourselves to war fever on his behalf.

As an old friend of ours was fond of saying, it is to weep.



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