“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Midnight: Masked and heavily armed Palestinian soldiers terrorize sleeping Jewish children

Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:59AM
This file photo shows residents of the Palestinian village of Susya.
This file photo shows residents of the Palestinian village of Susya.
Israel is seeking to demolish the ancient Palestinian village of Susya in the southern part of the occupied West Bank under the pretext of doing “archaeological work” at the site.
The regime is trying to obtain permission from a high court to flatten the Palestinian village to prepare that ground for “more archaeological work at the site,” Israeli media reported on Sunday.
Tel Aviv plans to relocate the village residents to the nearby city of Yatta in al-Khalil (Hebron).
This comes as the locals had obtained a temporary injunction against the demolition in 2014.
The Tel Aviv regime calls the Palestinian houses “illegal outposts,” with the Israeli military prohibiting residents from setting up homes in the area.
This is while there is an illegal Israeli settlement near Susya with the same name.
Attorney Kamar Mishraki-Asad, representing the Susya residents, said, “It’s incredible, but with the settlements, it was already ruled that Susya land is privately owned and thousands of dunams of land in the area are privately owned by Palestinians.”

An Israeli soldier stands holding his weapon during clashes with Palestinians protesting against Israeli land grab on March 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh. © AFP

He added that the Israeli military “has rejected any request for construction or planning permits, in order to keep them away from the Susya settlement and to allow the settlers to continue seizing the agricultural lands.”
“For years, the army has forbidden water, electricity and drainage infrastructure to be built, and now claims that expelling the residents is for their own good,” Mishraki-Asad said.
Susya is surrounded by four Israeli settlements as well as several outposts, all deemed illegal under international law.
Although Susya and its residents have much support from their fellow Palestinians as well as international solidarity activists, the villagers still fear that the village will be demolished again by Israeli occupation forces.
More than half a million Israelis live in over 120 illegal settlements built since Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and East al-Quds in 1967.
Much of the international community regards the Israeli settlements as illegal because the territories were occupied by Israel in 1967, and they are hence subject to the Geneva Conventions, which forbid construction on occupied lands.


  1. March 29, 2015
    No International Amnesty for the Palestinians
    By Michael Curtis

    >>>Amnesty International boldly asserts that Palestinians are guilty of war crimes as a result of their direct attacks on civilians; their use of prohibited weapons that are inherently indiscriminate, such as unguided rockets and imprecise mortars; and indiscriminate attacks that kill or injure civilians.

    The Palestinians have long shown a reckless disregard for the lives of civilians in Israel. They have deliberately targeted civilian centers in Israel in the hope of killing civilians. Between 2001 and July 7, 2014, the start of the Israeli Operation Protective Edge, Palestinian groups fired 15,200 rockets and mortars against Israeli civilians. From July 8 until August 26, they fired 4,881 rockets and 1,753 mortars from Gaza, and struck 224 Israeli residential areas.

    The danger to Israel has intensified because of the increase in range of weapons – namely, medium- and long-range rockets. From 2001 to 2004, the Palestinians fired homemade Qassam rockets. In 2014, they fired long-range ones, such as the Iranian Fajr 5, the R-160 rocket, M-75s, and the M-302, weapons that can hit the major Israeli cities.

    Though it does not refer to them as "terrorists," the report states that the Palestinian organizations involved have committed war crimes......<<<

    So !

    Our blessed, peaceful, irenic, laid back and live and let live 'Palestinians' are guilty of War Crimes.........!

    Who'd a thunk ?

    Other than WiO and I ?

    1. The victims of occupation and political subjugation are always considered criminals, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson.

      But then, Palestinian crimes would never excuse ISraeli crimes, will they?

      Only the Real criminals try to excuse their actions, by blaming the victim....

      bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT
      ... But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. ....

    2. Well !

      Good morning rat-O-Sewer Rooter !

      You are up and at 'em bright and early today.

      Following me about everywhere, as is your usual.

      And since you are, I shall go back to bed to avoid conflict, as Deuce wishes us to do.

      He ought to take you down, as he said he would, but will not do so, so.....

      Cheers !! to all.

      And Jeers to you, WC&L rat - O - Sewer Rooter


      cat calls, jeers, moonies, middle fingers as assorted knickknacks and bottles and cans are tossed towards Sewer Rooter from the crowd....

  2. >>> “According to Hamas’ official television station, ‘Christians, Communists and Jews must be eliminated down to the very last man.’ Hamas has the support of 61 percent of the Palestinians. Even if we assume that support for Hamas will fall, Hamas will take a violent stand against its opponents. Some of the Hamas leaders are talking about ‘the conquest of Rome and Andalusia.’

    “Is Obama listening? Does Obama know that Hamas won the last election? Is it hard for Obama to understand that a Palestinian state would mean, in all likelihood, another Jihad state and more bloodshed? What gives him the illusion that a Palestinian state will become a model of stability? Where is there stability under one of the Jihad movements?

    “Will Qassem Soleimani sit by quietly and allow peace to flourish? And what kind of agreement could be achieved anyway? Is there a Palestinian leader – even just one – who is willing to accept the peace proposals submitted by Obama, J Street or Meretz? After all, over the past decade or two, the Palestinians have rejected every offer of a two-state solution. So what agreement is Obama talking about?

    “What is needed, therefore, is a reevaluation. We don’t need another failure. And this reassessment must take place both in Washington and in Jerusalem. A sober look at the situation will lead to the obvious conclusion – that under the current geopolitical circumstances, talk of a Palestinian state, which is likely to turn into a Hamas state, is delusional and evidence of a detachment from reality.”<<<

    March 29, 2015
    Let's Get Real: Re-evaluating the Two-State Approach
    By Ted Belman

    "talk of a Palestinian state, which is likely to turn into a Hamas state, is delusional and evidence of a detachment from reality"

    Delusional and evidence of a detachment from reality.........hey, that's exactly what I've been saying.

    Nice phrase. I will have to remember that.

    >>>Ben-Dror Yemini, writing in YNET, which is left of center and Netanyahu’s arch enemy, makes the case<<<


    The whole discussion also ignores Security Council Resolution 242, which is not much talked about these days.

    1. UN Resolution 181 has been ignored since it was passed on 29NOV01947 ...

      The reality is that UN Resolutions are often ignored

  3. Nice propaganda effort though, Deuce.

    It wouldn't sway anyone that knew anything at all about the real situation, but it is a good propaganda effort.

    How about a thread about Palestinian war crimes and Amnesty International ?

    1. The people that are open minded, that are open to accepting the reality of ISraeli actions, instead of the agitprop of their "Useful Idiots", they are being swayed.

      Only those people that are in lock step with Fascism will reject the truth of the situation in the Middle East.
      Those that use the terms of oppression, terms and phrases developed y proto-NAZI to stigmatize an European sub-culture, by declaring them to be foreigners, in their own land, are prejudiced. Indicative of a racist mentality.

      As for Palestinains and Amnesty International, you ought to, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, write it, then publish it on your own blog, failing that, submit it to the editor, here. Include the evidence that AI uses in their indictment.

      But even if the Palestinians are guilty, what does that have to do with ISraei actions on the West Bank?

      Only a criminal would attempt to justify their crimes, blaming the victim.

      bob Thu May 27, 12:52:00 AM EDT
      ... But that wasn't really stealing, just payback. ....

      See what I mean ?

    2. Well !

      Good morning rat-O-Sewer Rooter !

      You are up and at 'em bright and early today.

      Following me about everywhere, as is your usual.

      And since you are, I shall go back to bed to avoid conflict, as Deuce wishes us to do.

      He ought to take you down, as he said he would, but will not do so, so.....

      Cheers !! to all.

      And Jeers to you, WC&L rat - O - Sewer Rooter


      cat calls, jeers, moonies, middle fingers as assorted knickknacks and bottles and cans are tossed towards Sewer Rooter from the crowd....

    3. No, they are only tossed by you, Robert "Draft dodger" Peterson.
      Only the criminal is upset when the truth is let out of the bag.

      You rip off banks, steal the good name of your family members, avoid your civic responsibilities, then get peeved when your posts are quoted. Stay sober, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson, and keep it clean.
      Your life will improve if you do.

  4. The Confused Person's Guide to Middle East Conflicts
    Who’s friends with whom, in one simple diagram
    Karl Sharro Mar 27 2015, 12:12 PM ET

    Confused about what’s happening in the Middle East? No need to worry—our research team at the Institute of Internet Diagrams has come up with the ultimate explainer in the shape of an interactive diagram that sums up the geopolitical alliances traversing this ancient region, which dates back to the Mesozoic Era.

    The diagram clearly maps out the relationships between the main players as well as external powers, like the United States and Russia, that are deeply involved in the region. It is best to view the diagram using 3-D glasses, but the graphic will still work if none are available.
    Forced to choose between confronting and appeasing Iran, Obama has chosen to do both.

    While it is common to hear people describe the Middle East as a complex and obscure place, the diagram plainly illustrates that this is not the case. The relationships follow logical patterns reflecting geopolitical interests, partnerships, and conflicts. For example, the United States is evidently on friendly terms with Iran. In Iraq. But America is on the opposite side of the conflict in Yemen. In Syria, the U.S. and Iran are both against and with each other, depending on the outcome of the nuclear talks.

    This partially reflects President Obama’s breakthrough system of decision-making, which goes beyond outdated binary oppositions. Forced to choose between confronting and appeasing Iran, Obama has chosen to do both, arguing that at least one of those policies is the right one. Despite critiques from conservatives who are still clinging to old-fashioned ideas, this way of thinking is quite popular in the Middle East, as reflected in the old proverb, “You can have your cake and eat it.”

    By carefully following the lines one by one, you can see that Egypt and Qatar are against each other, except in Yemen where they are now allies; Saudi Arabia is both supporting and bombing ISIS; and Libya is its own worst enemy. But it’s best if you draw your own conclusions; the diagram only takes about three minutes to understand fully. After which, you will be qualified to advise President Obama on Middle East policy.

    Go to the link directly above to view the middle east conflict relationship map.

  5. Jeez, that pilot of the German Airbus 320 really did intend to take the entire plane and all the passengers down with him to 'make a big impact' and 'be remembered' in his suicide act.

    He succeeded in the first but will soon fail in the last, right after the next news cycle.


  6. Heavy Fighting Reported As Iraqi Forces Attack Tikrit

    Heavy fighting was reported in Tikrit Saturday as Iraqi ground troops attacked from four directions in a bid to drive out ISIS fighters from the city, an Iraqi defense official said.

    Fighters from the terror group were defending their positions, a brigadier general in the Iraqi ministry of defense told NBC News. The Iraqi offensive is being supported by U.S. warplanes, a development that occurred only days ago.

  7. Members of the US-led coalition struck targets in Iraq and Syria overnight between Saturday and Sunday as part of the fight against Islamic State militants, according to a press release from the Combined Joint Task Force.

    The attacks struck 14 targets in Iraq and one in Syria, including positions held by militants near the cities of Mosul, Tikrit and Fallujah.

    The strikes followed 18 which were carried out in the two countries on Friday and Saturday. 11 of those strikes were around Tikrit, where Iraqi forces are fighting Isis for control of the hometown of Saddam Hussein.

    Another Day, another 50 Headcutters no long walking

  8. (Reuters) - Iran and six major powers were exploring possible compromises to break an impasse in nuclear negotiations on Sunday, but officials cautioned they were unable to move on several sticking points.

    The news came as Israel said the details of a possible agreement emerging from talks in Lausanne, Switzerland were worse than it feared.

    In a significant development in talks aimed at securing a preliminary nuclear deal, several officials told Reuters Tehran had indicated a willingness to accept fewer than 6,000 nuclear centrifuges and to send most of its enriched uranium stockpiles for storage in Russia.

    Western powers, on the other hand, were considering the idea of allowing Iran to conduct limited, closely-monitored enrichment-related work for medical purposes at an underground facility called Fordow, the officials added on condition of anonymity.

    Iran had originally insisted on keeping in operation the nearly 10,000 centrifuges it currently uses, but said in November that Washington indicated it could accept around 6,000. Iranian officials say they had been pushing for 6,500-7,000.

    The officials said all parts of an emerging nuclear deal were interrelated.

    "Everything could still fall apart," a Western official told Reuters, adding that the talks could drag on to Tuesday, the self-imposed deadline for a framework agreement.

    Another official said it was "more or less reality", but that nothing was set in stone yet.

    A main sticking point is Iran's demand that it continue with research into advanced centrifuges. The machines can purify uranium for use in nuclear power plants or, if very highly enriched, in weapons.

    Another unresolved question is over the speed of removing some of the United Nations sanctions on Tehran.

    The six world powers negotiating with Iran, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, are seeking at least a 10-year suspension of its most sensitive nuclear work. The dispute dates back more than a decade and has fueled fears of a new Middle East war.

    Iran denies charges from the West and Israel that it is seeking to develop a nuclear weapons capability, and says its programme is purely peaceful. It demands the removal of international sanctions that are hurting its economy.

    The powers' aim is to ensure that Iran is kept at least one year away from producing enough fissile nuclear material for a single weapon for at least 10 years.


      The six powers have an end-March deadline for a political framework agreement, which officials close to the talks say could result in a brief document of several pages. That would form the basis of a comprehensive deal, including all technical details, to be agreed by June 30.

      Officials say there is no guarantee they will get a framework agreement this month or, if they do, a final one in June.

      Top diplomats from the United States, France and Germany cancelled travel plans for the next few days to push for the accord that would lay the foundations for a final settlement.

      U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's spokeswoman said he would not fly to Boston for a ceremony in honour the late Senator Edward Kennedy, who was his mentor.

      Officials close to the talks in the Swiss city of Lausanne also confirmed the French and German foreign ministers, Laurent Fabius and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, had cancelled a planned joint trip to Kazakhstan.

      "We're hopeful, but there is still a lot of work to be done," Fabius told reporters on Sunday.

      The remarks from Fabius contrasted with a hostile blast from Israel, which is not a party to the talks.

      "This deal, as it appears to be emerging, bears out all of our fears, and even more than that," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet in Jerusalem.

      Israel, which is believed to have the Middle East's only nuclear arsenal, feels especially threatened by the possibility of a nuclear-armed Iran.

      Netanyahu referred to advances made by Houthi rebels allied to Tehran in Yemen, and accused the Islamic republic of trying to "conquer the entire Middle East".

      "The Iran-Lausanne-Yemen axis is very dangerous to humanity, and must be stopped," he said.

      In the past, Israel has threatened to attack Iran if it is not happy with an eventual deal and has long described France as the negotiating power with a position closest to its own, a view confirmed by officials close to the talks.

      Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif have been in Lausanne for days to try to reach a preliminary deal by a self-imposed deadline of Tuesday. They held several rounds of talks on Saturday and met again on Sunday morning.

      Fabius and Steinmeier joined the talks on Saturday and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi arrived on Sunday. Their British and Russian counterparts are expected to arrive later.

      (Additional reporting by Dan Williams in Jerusalem; Editing by Andrew Roche)

    2. Limiting the Iranian capacity to enrich uranium, which it is guaranteed under the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, would seem to be a 'good thing'.

      The UN sanctions are just that, UN Sanctions and not dependent upon the US or the Congress to lift.
      NATO members seem to be on board, our Allies feel secure in the arrangements.

      Looks encouraging, as far as the reporting goes.

  9. The real story is not a nuclear Iran; it’s the possibility of an US-Iran d├ętente where Israel’s grip on US foreign policy is delaminated.

    Plan B is that if the US succumbs to its Neocon masters and the subservient GOP Likuds Force, China and Iran will step in. The US will be stuck with the Wahabbists the apology tour for the illegal Israeli occupation/apartheid imposition of Palestine.

  10. It will be a great diplomatic fete to exchange the limitless Israeli liability for the opening of an asset in a dynamic Iran of 80 million people.

    The Saudis and Israelis will pitch a bitch.

  11. Deuce, you are HALLUCINATING.

    I cannot believe you have become so THOUGHTLESS.

    I'm tellin' ya, It's scary to watch.

    1. It is a wonderful thing, to see Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson melt down to his core.

      With no factual rebuttal, nor the ability to refute his betters, Robert "Draft Dodger" Peterson is left with only baseless ad hominem retorts, the emptiness of his soul is fully exposed..

    2. Q agrees.

      Deuce has lost it.

      You never had it.


      Got better things to do.


      Cheers !

  12. Israel has a GDP per capita of 10X Iran. Israel’s economy has been subsidized by the US directly and indirectly since 1949, a total of $83.205 billion. The interest costs borne by US tax payers on behalf of Israel are $49.937 billion, thus making the total amount of aid given to Israel since 1949 $133.132 billion.

    The US government has given more federal aid to the average Israeli citizen in a given year than it has given to the average American. The citizens ofTel Aviv and Jerusalem receive more US aid than do the citizens of Detroit, Newark and Baltimore.

    Presently, even with sanctions, Iran is the Mideast’s second-largest nation after Egypt and already the second-biggest economy after Saudi Arabia.

    Iran has clear industrial capabilities and in the top 15 largest car-producing nations, making 1.6 million vehicles in 2011, more than Great Britain and more than double Italy. Saudi Arabia has not been capable of diversifying its economy and fears Iran.

    In absolute terms Israeli GDP ranks # 37 and Iran ranks # 27, Saudi Arabia # 18. Both Saudi Arabia and Israel fear a wealthy Iran.

    1. The US wisely changed alliance from Russia to Germany and Japan after WWII. and all three countries benefitted. The US changed alliance with Viet Nam and both countries benefited.

      There is nothing new here. It is smart politics, good economics and I would prefer to have a healthy and wealthy Iran as a normalized nation with normal US relations than have Iran be part of a Russian Chinese relationship.

      If the US were to dump Israel, do you believe that anyone would be interested in picking them up as an ally? What would be the benefit? Israel will trade with anyone for anything, ally or not.

      I don’t want to see Israel disappear from anything except the US Capitol Building and the check printing room of the US Treasury.

    2. I want to see average Americans get rich instead of getting stiffed, stuffed and snookered.

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  14. Your days of smears without facts are over.

    1. Naw, you 've lost it Bob!

    2. Half of my short post was about Gonzaga v Duke.

      The other half was quite innocuous by the standards that have become common here.

  15. Where was Saudi Arabia when Al Queda was wresting control of a large portion of Yemen from the government?

    1. Come on Rufus.

      That's Different.


    2. Rufus, sometime, not now, I want your email to show you some of my other 40 websites dedicated to certain technologies.

    3. You've lost my email address?

      Shame on you. :)

    4. Intruding, I have high respect for Deuce's scientific/technical skills.

      I think his political views have evolved in such a way that he is orbiting out past Pluto at times.

      But I'm certain his technical skills are very solid. Just as I am certain that he served,and served honorably.

      This is part of the reason that I believe Obama is a world class fraud.

      I recall, and tell me if I recall incorrectly, but I recall Deuce concluded that Obama's much ballyhooed birth certificate was a computer generated fraud.

      On the basis of this opinion, and other similar ones I have read, I believe it.

      So we have a world class fraud and liar as President.

      We desperately need, and can too if we get serious, to do much better.

  16. From Salon:

    If the legacy of the Vietnam War is to offer any guidance, we need to complete the moral and political reckoning it awakened. And if our nation’s future is to be less militarized, our empire of foreign military bases scaled back, and our pattern of endless military interventions ended, a necessary first step is to reject—fully and finally—the stubborn insistence that our nation has been a unique and unrivaled force for good in the world. Only an honest accounting of our history will allow us to chart a new path in the world. The past is always speaking to us, if we only listen.

  17. Here's a good article -

    Operation Charlie Foxtrot

    The entire Middle East is at war right now, and the Obama administration's strategic incoherence is aiding and abetting the chaos.

    And it is just the beginning.

    Trying to quote Churchill, Death is the engineer of the choo choo train, grinning.

    I would say Obama's incoherence set the whole train in motion.

    The troops out of Iraq, and his hatred of Israel..........

    The only democratic and non apartheid country in the entire region.

    And the asshole wishes to add yet another apartheid country to the list, in the form of a 'Palestine' where no Jews or Christians will be allowed to set foot, except on pain of death.

    Why do you support that kind of state, Ash ?

    It's not the Canadian Way.

    Those, like you, who support such a development are incoherent and lacking reason.

    1. .

      I would say Obama's incoherence set the whole train in motion.

      The troops out of Iraq, and his hatred of Israel..........

      Obumble in wonderland.

      Not only has he bought into the fairy tale that a residual US force in Iraq would have prevented ISIS but he assaults us with it daily. He blames Obama for not changing the agreed upon deal with Iraq while ignoring Bush's responsibility for actually negotiating and signing it. He ignores the fact that the negotiating process on the original deal and the prospect of the US actually pulling out of Iraq was one of the reasons the Shia militias, primarily Al Sadr, unilaterally chose to halt the fighting there.

      He also seems indifferent to the fact that a two-state solution to the Palestinian/Israeli issue has been US policy for decades through Democratic and Republican administrations.

      In short, he plays his role as Israeli apologists to the hilt regardless of how annoying it is to most here.


    2. QuirkO in bullshit land.

      There were three years after the Surge when Iraq was quite at peace. Then O'bozo took the troops out. Immediately the consequences of this took hold. And he was warned by the Generals.

      And you are wrong about 'the deal'.

      The Status of Forces Agreement was being renegotiated. Obama could have easily gotten an agreement but he didn't want to do so.

      A two state solution has been the policy of both parties. Which just goes to show us all that Quirk is absolutely correct:

      they are all dicks.

      I will ask you QuirkO the same question I asked Ash:

      Do you support the creation of a Palestinian apartheid state where Jews and Christians are allowed to set foot only on pain of death?

      Because that is the intent of Hamas and the PA.

      They have said so very very clearly.

      Such a 'state' would simply immediately become a base for further aggression against Israel, which both groups have vowed to push into the Sea.

      You are actually for this ?


      Can you possibly tell of in cogent terms why ?

    3. Or do you simply write for Smears Without Frontiers ?

  18. Here's another article which Ash might find interesting -

    March 29, 2015
    Cruz, Obama, and the Eligibility Clause
    By Monte Kuligowski

    Remarkably, we never got an authoritative High Court ruling on what the U.S. Constitution’s presidential eligibility clause actually requires as related to Barack Obama. As such, Ted Cruz has a big “birther” target on his back.

    Because Cruz was born to a foreign father on foreign soil, Donald Trump believes that Cruz is ineligible for the presidency. The Donald and many others believe that a U.S. birth would have solved Cruz’s constitutional problem. Under that view, there is something magical about a U.S. birth even when dual citizenship is coincident.

    Of course, if the founders were insistent upon birth in the United States, they could have – and, I argue, would have – inserted “Native born” language instead of or in addition to natural born language.

    In 1790, the First U.S. Congress, in its act on naturalization, clarified that children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents are considered “natural born citizens.” Otherwise, a child born abroad while his U.S. citizen parents are vacationing could not become president of the United States.

    The current status of lower court precedent, embraced by the dominant jurists of the day, holds that the real magic is U.S. citizenship at birth regardless of venue and conflicting allegiances.

    Retired Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and UCLA Law professor Eugene Volokh express the sentiment of today’s thinking: they believe that Cruz meets the requirements of the eligibility clause because Cruz is “a natural-born, not a naturalized, citizen.”

    There have always been only two ways to become a U.S. citizen: either by birth or naturalization.

    Most everyone agrees that naturalized U.S. citizens are barred from holding the high office. In fact, the answer to the question Why are naturalized citizens barred? is the key to understanding the purpose of the natural born citizen eligibility clause.

    A naturalized citizen once held allegiance to a foreign government. He was required to renounce all foreign allegiances to become a U.S. citizen.

    So naturalized citizens are excluded from the presidency for clear reasons. Yet a simplistic rule is used to determine natural born eligibility without any consideration of the reasons naturalized citizens are ineligible.

    The rule: anyone born with U.S. citizenship is eligible, period.

    But we know instinctively that something is wrong with that rule. Under the current simplified construct, an anchor baby with two foreign citizen parents can become president of the United States so long as age and residency requirements are met.

    Something has gone amiss............

    1. We need a Supreme Court ruling, or better yet, a Constitutional Amendment, to clear this problem up.

      And it is a real problem.......look what we got with O'bozo.

  19. deuce, seriously a thank you….

    Midnight: Masked and heavily armed Palestinian soldiers terrorize sleeping Jewish children

    Night search of Nayef and Dalal D'ana's home, Hebron, 24 February 2015

    It is refreshing to see the IDF, in a hostile war zone, treat the Palestinians with dignity and respect. Your video show the solders gently waking up kids, telling them no to be scared and doing what they must do in the face of palestinian terror.

    Now to contrast?

    On April 22, 1979, at the age of 16, Samir Kuntar led a group of four PLF militants who entered Israel from Lebanon by boat.[16] The group members included Abdel Majeed Aslan (born in 1955), Muhanna Salim Al-Muayyad (born in 1960) and Ahmad al-Abras (born in 1949). They all belonged to the PLF under the leadership of Abu Abbas. The group departed from the seashore of Tyre in Southern Lebanon using a 55 horse-powered motorized rubber boat with an 88 km/h speed. The goal of the operation was to attack Nahariya, 10 kilometers away from the Lebanese border. They named it "Operation Nasser".

    Around midnight they arrived at the coastal town of Nahariya. The four killed a policeman, Eliyahu Shahar, who came across them. The group then entered a building on Jabotinsky Street where they formed two groups. One group broke into the apartment of the Haran family before police reinforcements had arrived. They took 31 year-old Danny Haran hostage along with his four-year-old daughter, Einat. According to Samir Kuntar, Danny Haran would not let go of his daughter and come with them alone.[17] The mother, Smadar Haran, was able to hide in a crawl space above the bedroom with her two-year-old daughter Yael, and a neighbor.

    Shoot-out and killings[edit]
    Kuntar's group took Danny and Einat down to the beach, where a shoot-out with Israeli policemen and soldiers erupted. According to the official Israeli version, when Kuntar's group found that the rubber boat they had arrived in was disabled by gunfire, Kuntar shot Danny at close range in the back, in front of his daughter, and drowned him in the sea to ensure he was dead. Next, he smashed the head of 4 year-old Einat on beach rocks and crushed her skull with the butt of his rifle. Smadar Haran accidentally suffocated Yael to death while attempting to quiet her whimpering, which would have revealed their hiding place,[18][19] from where she saw Danny and Einat being led away at gunpoint by Kuntar. During the shoot-out a second policeman[citation needed] and another of Kuntar's comrades were killed. Kuntar and the fourth member of the group, Ahmad Assad al-Abras, were injured and captured. al-Abras was freed by Israel in the prisoner exchange of May 1985.

    Abbas congratulates Kuntar's family; Haniyeh: Israel will pay more
    (VIDEO) Palestinian president welcomes swap deal between Israel, Hizbullah. Hamas' prime minister in Gaza says, 'The resistance's victory proved the rightness of our way.' Spokesman for Popular Resistance Committees says kidnapping soldiers is ideal way to release Palestinian prisoners

    Palestinans who enter Israeli homes in the middle of the night bash in the skulls of children and murder everyone.

    It's a simple truth.

    1. It's all part of a days work for some here at Smears Without Frontiers, WiO.

      The agit-prop never ends.

      One must get used to it, and persevere, and expect to get deleted for no good reason once in while while the rats are allowed to ramble on and on.

      It's a sad place these days, the EB.

    2. The 'Palestinians' are pledged to create an apartheid state in which Jews and Christian enter only on the pain of death.

      Israel is not an apartheid state, as you well know.

      Yet many here, even Quirk, support the creation of yet another moslem apartheid state, whose goal is the pushing of Israel into the Sea. The goal is genocide.

      I often get deleted for saying this simple truth.

    3. Not one thing has changed on this in my entire life. And I have followed it my entire life, beginning in the 1950's.

      It is exactly the same as in Martha Gellhorn's day, and before that too.

      The Palestinian media is one long scream of hate, it was then, it is now.

      The goal, the Koranic goal, is the extermination of the Jews.

      It is extremely simple.

      It is not hard to understand.

    4. What you don't understand, you doofas ass, is: for your entire life, they've had a reason to scream.

    5. Maybe the Palestinians should have taken that offer for a state back in 1948?

      Or maybe the NUMEROUS other times?

      Yeah that would make me scream if my so called leaders made a trillion dollars off my being used as a pawn.


    6. The Palestinian media is one long scream of hate, it was then, it is now.


  20. If the Palestinians wanted to exterminate the Jews, they would have gone to Europe for the motherland of them. They didn’t, the Germans did. The Jews wanted to get out of Europe, their homeland and do what the Boers did in South Africa, and decided to go to Palestine, without a thought or consideration for the Palestinians.

    There are very few invasions that go well. The colonial era was ending but the Zionists lost track of real history and time.

    European Jews had a lesser connection to their so-called “Ancient homelands” in Palestine than present day Icelanders have rights to Sweden or Denmark or resident of Appalachia have claim to their own ancient lands in Wales, Scotland or Ireland.

    It is palpable bullshit, a self serving fairy tale supported by the US Christians that believe the World is six thousand years old and the Republicans that serve the Knesset more than their US constituents.

    It is extremely simple and not hard to understand by anyone with the integrity and honesty to look at the facts.

    1. Most of Israel is made from Jews from the Middle east.

      The palestinians, before they called themselves that, when they just called themselves arabs had for centuries treated the jews as shit.. and yes, killed them at will...

      The fact?

      The arabs squat on 899/900th of the middle east. the jews squat on 1/900th.

      The arabs? threw out the jews from their lands, the Jews? begged the arabs to stay...

      so today? there is narry a Jew in the arab world left. and in Israel? 20% of the population is arab.

      More arabs LIVE today INSIDE Israel as full fledged citizens that arabs that existed from the river to the sea in 1948.

      if a stubborn thing about fact deuce...

      you never refute those points...

      It is extremely simple and not hard to understand by anyone with the integrity and honesty to look at the facts.

      SO LOOK.

  21. Nobody loves their invader or the thieves and the squatters that take their lands and subjugate them with armed soldiers.

    1. Two officials involved in the nuclear negotiations with Iran say the talks have a chance of succeeding by Tuesday, the target date for a preliminary agreement. Iran has indicated a greater willingness to accept constraints to its uranium enrichment program.

    2. That is why the Arabs are hated.

      They came from Arabia and INVADED the lands of north africa to even parts of Iran...

      but as invaders and thieves go, how goes your personal squatting in Philadelphia?

    3. The Palestinians have a right to their own homeland and simple justice and human rights. They are not lesser human beings than European Jews or US Republican politicians.

    4. No, they do not.

      They demand an apartheid nation and their intent is to genocide the Jews.

      They do not deserve a damned thing.

    5. What is a "right"??

      If the palestinians refused a state, then the matter is closed.

      Do you not see the irony in the arab refusal for palestinian arab statehood in 48, 67, 73, 82, 94?

  22. Netanyahu urges US GOP Likuds Force against Iran deal

    By BURGESS EVERETT 3/29/15 9:52 AM EDT Updated 3/29/15 3:43 PM EDT

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a Sunday appearance alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to make clear that the GOP-led Congress shares Netanyahu’s skepticism that the Obama administration can strike a satisfactory nuclear agreement with Iran by the end of the month.

    As the Senate leader stood aside the Israeli prime minister, Netnayahu lit into ongoing negotiations in Lausanne, Switzerland, as an exercise that “paves Iran’s way to the bomb.” In response, McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Senate will act on bills opposed by President Barack Obama whether or not a nuclear deal is struck with Iran.

    “The group who are here share your concerns about this potential agreement,” McConnell told Netanyahu in video released by the Israeli government. “The option if there is an agreement, is a bill that we intend to vote on that enjoys bipartisan support to require that agreement to come to Congress for approval. If there’s no deal then the view of this group, similar to your own, is that ratcheting up sanctions might be the best direction.”

    An aide to McConnell confirmed only the leader had led a congressional delegation to Israel, a trip not previously announced. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) is also seen in the video.

    Read more:

  23. The GOP, serving the needs of Israel at the expense of US interests.

  24. Meanwhile, unlike the GOP, patriotic politicians from other countries are doing what is in their national interests:

    LAUSANNE (Sputnik) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi began a bilateral meeting on the Iranian nuclear program in Switzerland’s Lausanne, a Sputnik correspondent reported Sunday.

    “I want to confer with You [Russian Foreign Minister] before we convene,” Wang Yi said as he was opening the meeting.
    The meeting is held in the framework of a new round of talks between Iran and the P5+1 group of international mediators comprising Russia, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, China and Germany, which began in Lausanne on Thursday.

    Later, Lavrov is also expected to meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, US Secretary of State John Kerry, and other participants of the nuclear talks.

    The P5+1 group tries to reach a deal with Tehran guaranteeing a peaceful nature of the Iranian nuclear program.

    Read more:

    1. More agit-prop.

      The gentleman reserves to himself to declare who is patriotic and who is not.

    2. I recognize the chain of command. I recognize a mutineer. I recognize a perfidious piece of shit when I see one.

      The open letter to the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran signed by 47 senators and instigated by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) was a stunning breach of protocol. One so outrageous that my former colleagues at the New York Daily News dubbed the signers “traitors.” While it is indeed a slap in the face of President Obama and an affront to the presidency, I’m not sure I would go that far, especially since Cotton is an Army veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, I turned to retired Major Gen. Paul D. Eaton for perspective. He wouldn’t say Cotton and Co. were “traitors,” either. He had a better word.

      “I would use the word mutinous,” said Eaton, whose long career includes training Iraqi forces from 2003 to 2004. He is now a senior adviser to “I do not believe these senators were trying to sell out America. I do believe they defied the chain of command in what could be construed as an illegal act.” Eaton certainly had stern words for Cotton.

      “What Senator Cotton did is a gross breach of discipline, and especially as a veteran of the Army, he should know better,” Eaton told me. “I have no issue with Senator Cotton, or others, voicing their opinion in opposition to any deal to halt Iran’s nuclear progress. Speaking out on these issues is clearly part of his job. But to directly engage a foreign entity, in this way, undermining the strategy and work of our diplomats and our Commander in Chief, strains the very discipline and structure that our foreign relations depend on, to succeed.” The consequences of Cotton’s missive were plainly apparent to Eaton. “The breach of discipline is extremely dangerous, because undermining our diplomatic efforts, at this moment, brings us another step closer to a very costly and perilous war with Iran,” he said.

      “I think Senator Cotton recognizes this, and he simply does not care,” Eaton went on to say. “That’s what disappoints me the most.” And that’s what’s so scary about this whole episode. The freshman senator from Arkansas and 46 of his Republican colleagues sought to bigfoot Obama on a deal not yet done whose details are not yet known.

  25. Meanwhile, Boehner slams Obama for being "Anti-War."


    1. Boehner is surely wrong there.

      O'bozo has succeeded in lighting up the entire mid east with war.

  26. Good game between Gonzaga and Duke so far. Duke leads by 5 at half time but it's a closer game than that.

    Gonzaga is suffering from the lack of a good outside shooter.

  27. Deuce ☂Sun Mar 29, 05:12:00 PM EDT
    The Palestinians have a right to their own homeland and simple justice and human rights. They are not lesser human beings than European Jews or US Republican politicians.

    They REFUSED a state many times.

    How many times must they be offered a state?

    DO the Jew Jews of the Middle East deserve their own state?

    Is your hatred just for the Jews that survived the death camps?

    The Jews that were in the lands of Palestine, not the nation that never existed, but the lands the Ottomans had occupied for 500 years. Do they have a right to their own state?

    Is your hatred only for European Jews?

    Do you hate the European Christians that conquered America the way you hate European Jews?

    After all, you are descended from European Christians and live in occupied Philadelphia with no issues of your land theft.

  28. I hate bullies. I don’t believe multiple wrongs make a right. I don’t believe in group guilt. I don’t like religion. I don’t like dual loyalties.

    Who offered the Palestinians a state? Who put the Palestinians in a ghetto?

    Palestinians didn’t put Jews in death camps, European Christians did. European colonialists had no right to the lands they took and the European Jews had no right to settle on lands that did not belong to them. Jews that lived in Palestine has no more or no less a right to the lands than Palestinian Arabs that lived in the same land.

    Palestinian Jews and Palestinian Arabs had a superior right to the lands of Palestine than Russian, US and European Jews. Jews from Syria had no more a right to Palestine than Philadelphia Catholics have a right to a piece of Rome. It is palpable bullshit.

    1. Being a Jew may be important to you but it is not to me. It certainly gives you no special privilege or innate superiority. You whip out your “Jew Hatred” bullshit as a defense for your weak and transparent justifications for reprehensible actions by your chosen people and as defense for your contempt of people you believe inferior to you and yours.

    2. Well sure Deuce, we understand your lack of concern for Jews or how important it is to the person who is a jew.

      Your actions and words prove you you "hate the jews" as a people, embrace it.

      My "chosen" people, have a right, just as much as the fake nationalistic people called "palestinans" to a state.

      the simple truth? the arabs were offered a state, the jews were offered a state.

      the jews said yes, the the arabs said no.

      It's interesting how IMPORTANT arabs are to you, and yet you dismiss the jews as meaningless.

      I guess you don't understand the very fact that the Jews connected to the Arabs, they share the same father.

      And your arguments that seek to delegitimize the Jews as thieves, deligitimizes your pals the arabs who call themselves "Palestinians".

      The arabs occupy 899/900 of the middle east.

      the jews occupy, 1/900th of the middle east

      Israel has 20% arabs as citizens, the arabs have almost ZERO

      that's a fact.

      the entire middle east is NOT the property of the arabs.

      the jews, the druze, the coptics all predate the islamic claim to the middle east and as well predate the arab claim to MOST of the middle east.

      It's a shame you are blind by your hatred to see real history....

    3. Deuce, really, you shouldn't talk about 'special'.

      Politely, I say to you: You have an ego as big as the full moon.

      It's why you are so vain, and touchy, and can't stand criticism.

      Everyone realizes this but you.

  29. The bottom line is that Obama is trying to correct the horrible damage done to The Middle East by The Neocons and the Republicans and the idiot John Boehner, Netanyahu and the GOP Likuds Force are trying to destroy Obama and start a war with Iran. Who will pick up the pieces? None of the shit bird Israeli Firster Republicans, that is for sure

    1. Bottom line is Obama has allowed assad and iran to butcher almost 500,000 arabs and create the largest refugee problems since ww2.

      The good news? obama has allowed the murder of almost 12,000 palestinians by iran and syria and you are complicit with your silence..

    2. What non sense by Deuce.

      I've had enough for the day.

      Cheers !!

  30. Gonzaga lost.

    Which means Duke won.

    Difference was them 3 point pitches.

    Dirty Harry gets the crap beat out of his ignoble self -

    March 29, 2015
    Calling BS on Harry Reid's story about his injuries
    By Thomas Lifson

    It is an emperor has no clothes moment. The partisan mainstream media has failed to show the slightest curiosity about an improbably story peddled by one of the central figures of the last six years of politics. John Hinderaker of Powerline has been asking the questions about Harry Reid’s injuries and retirement from the Senate that a reasonably curious media should have been asking, but hasn’t because Reid is a Democrat.

    I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say the least.

    Anyone who saw Reid would say that he looked like he had been beaten up by a guy with a hard left, maybe using brass knuckles:

    Face it, Reid has a very questionable past, having enriched himself with deals on land that became very profitable following federal government decisions. Reid cultivated an image as a mob-fighter, once acting out on videotape he knew was rolling a show of outrage over an offered bribe. But as Kevin Williamson notes at NRO:

    Reid’s political incubator: mobbed-up unions fighting mobbed-up gambling interests, both sides quick to resort to violence but too blisteringly incompetent to manage very much of it effectively.


    When a guy shows up at a Las Vegas emergency room on New Year’s Day with severe facial injuries and broken ribs, and gives as an explanation the functional equivalent of “I walked into a doorknob,” it isn’t hard to guess that he ran afoul of mobsters. Yet the national press has studiously averted its eyes from Reid’s condition, and has refused to investigate the cause of his injuries. To my knowledge, every Washington reporter has at least pretended to believe Reid’s story, and none, as far as I can tell, has inquired further.

    The people back home in Nevada aren’t really buying Reid’s story, and Hinderaker notes the amount of Google traffic aournd questioning Reid’s story. Rumors can’t be given much credibility, of course, but they do tell us what people are thinking. And the people in Nevada do know Reid better than the rest of us:

    A friend of mine was in Las Vegas a week or two ago. He talked to a number of people there about Reid’s accident, and didn’t find anyone who believed the elastic exercise band story. The common assumption was that the incident resulted, in some fashion, from Reid’s relationship with organized crime. The principal rumor my friend heard was that Reid had promised to obtain some benefit for a group of mobsters. He met with them on New Year’s Day, and broke the bad news that he hadn’t been able to deliver what he promised. When the mobsters complained, Reid (according to the rumor) made a comment that they considered disrespectful, and one of them beat him up.

    Harry Reid is a known liar. Using the protection of the Senate floor where he could not be sued for liel, he lied about Mitt Romney not paying income taxes. His list of scurrilous charges about the Koc brothrs is long and well known.

    The story here is as much about the propaganda press, which accepts unlikely stories as it is about the man Harry Reid, who in my book is one of the worst politicians of our era.

    Serves the turd right.


    1. There's a special lesson for Q in this story:

      If you make a promise, deliver.