Friday, September 2, 2011

Saif In Charge, Let's Give Greece To Israel, Another Crazed Conservative

Paul Krugman
"If you like light summer reading, Dick Cheney's memoir came out at midnight . In Washington, D.C. this is like a 'Harry Potter' book coming out. There were long lines of bald old men outside bookstores, putting electrodes on each other's nipples." – Craig Ferguson

"Reviewers say Cheney's book shows a new sensitive side and reaches out to his former enemies. Ha ha! No, he goes after his enemies like they're lawyers on a quail hunt. He blasted Rumsfeld and Colin Powell and even President Bush's dog Barney. He says, 'That dirty bastard was leaving dirt bombs all over the White House, and so was Barney.'" – Craig Ferguson

Well, let's see who hates each other right now... A family spokesman for the Qaddafi family called reporters, saying that NATO should negotiate with the family over ruling Libya, or there will be guerilla warfare similar to what has happened in Iraq for the last 10 years. This has been interpreted as eldest son Saif al-Islam jockeying for some kind of position in the next government, or at least secure his personal fortune so he will be able to spend it freely. Anyway, there is a narrow window of opportunity being offered, or else...
"Within even a few weeks, a few months, even a couple of years, we will have Libya back."

The UN released a report on the Israeli raid and subsequent deaths of nine Turkish citizens, when a peace flotilla attempted to broach the blockade of Gaza. The report said that the Israeli blockade is within its rights and is legal, but that the Israeli marines used excessive force. Ever since this incident occurred, turkey has wanted an apology from Israel, but the Netanyahu administration has said that it only apologizes to Egypt, and not to Turkey. Turkey had criticized Israel earlier for its military raid into Gaza, so nowIsrael will only show contempt towards their former friend. Today, Turkey withdrew all staff from Israel in protest...

Israel's philosophy is to be the meanest, toughest hombre in this one-horse town, always over-react to discourage future acts of defiance. It's an understandable attitude if you are etching out territory in a hostile environment. Which is why I have a solution for both Israel and the Middle East and the current European economic problems:

The richer nations in the European Union, which means Germany, see themselves as having to pay for the problems their poorer brethren have gotten themselves into. They refer to those problem nation-states as "the olive zone." To ease their pain, they could give these olive producing countries to Israel, and Israel could get out of the Middle East. We'd have to make up certain myths about how Greece was really the home of the Jews, due to a mistake in cartography by early mapmakers, or some such story... Not as unbelievable as the myth that a bunch of white people of Eastern European ancestry actually had ethnic roots in Palestine... History is what you make it, and myths only have strength as long as people believe them...

Other countries not on speaking terms are Iran and Russia. A few years ago Iran bought and paid for some Russian missiles, because Iran could only figure out how to build short-range ones. Russia got caught trying to sneak some of those missiles in a ship carrying lumber, and concocted a wild story that the ship was hijacked by disgruntled homegrown criminals or terrorists or patriots, take your pick. Benjamin Netanyahu then flew to Moscowand asked Dmitri Medvedev not to deliver the missiles, which he agreed to.

Now Iran is suing Russia for breach of contract in international court, and it remains to be seen if it will get the rest of the missiles. Russia says it will have to wait until international sanctions have been lifted, we are merely pawns in this and there are no refunds... The Ayatollah just can't get no respect...

From Russia, With Love

Ahh, me. If there is anyone left who wonders why the Republican Party is bereft of morals and in a dissolute stage, they only have to go to the World Net Daily website. there you can find writers such as: "Conservative columnist Matthew Vadum is just going to come right out and say it: registering the poor to vote is un-American and "like handing out burglary tools to criminals."

"It is profoundly antisocial and un-American to empower the nonproductive segments of the population to destroy the country -- which is precisely why Barack Obama zealously supports registering welfare recipients to vote," Vadum, the author of a book published by World Net Daily that attacks the now-defunct community organizing group ACORN, writes in a column for the American Thinker.

"Encouraging those who burden society to participate in elections isn't about helping the poor," Vadum writes. "It's about helping the poor to help themselves to others' money. It's about raw so-called social justice. It's about moving America ever farther away from the small-government ideals of the Founding Fathers." (From TPM)

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