February 28, 2013—SnyderTalk Editorial: Islamists’ Primary Target

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Islamists’ Primary Target

Two articles that appeared yesterday reveal an astonishing lack of historical perspective.  Both of them were written by people for whom I have a great deal of respect, Jonathan Tobin and Andrew McCarthy.

Tobin and McCarthy point to the World Trade Center bombing in 1993 as “The Day the War on America Began”– to use the title of Tobin’s article.  According to Tobin,

Exactly 20 years ago on this date, a terrorist attack at the World Trade Center took the lives of six people and injured more than a thousand others. The tragedy shocked the nation but, as with other al-Qaeda attacks in the years that followed, the WTC bombing did not alter the country’s basic approach to Islamist terrorism. For the next eight and a half years, the United States carried on with a business-as-usual attitude toward the subject. The lack of urgency applied to the subject, as well as the disorganized and sometimes slap-dash nature of the security establishment’s counter-terrorist operations, led to the far greater tragedy of September 11, 2001 when al-Qaeda managed to accomplish what it failed to do in 1993: knock down the towers and slaughter thousands.

McCarthy had this to say:

The World Trade Center bombing was Islamic supremacism’s declaration of war on the United States. It was a blunt statement by the savage shock troops of a worldwide movement that America — “the head of the snake,” as the Blind Sheikh called us — could be struck at home, right in the beating heart of economic liberty.

As you can see, both of the writers were inspired by the 20th anniversary of the WTC bombing.  I don’t have a problem with that because it was a big deal, but if they want to pinpoint the date on which the war on America began, they need to look further back in time.

For instance, in 1972, Palestinians kidnapped and killed Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympics?  What were they communicating to the world?  That they hate Jewish people and Israel.  In 1969, Palestinians were hijacking planes and blowing them up.  What were they so upset about?  Jewish people and Israel.

Due to their success in those and other atrocities and the fact that the murderers who concocted the schemes and those who carried them out became notorious celebrities who motivated anti-Semitic legions the world over to dig deep in their pockets, more recently Palestinians have broadened their appeal by focusing their hatred on Jewish people, Israel, and anyone who supports either of them.

Islamists saw the Palestinians’ success and decided to launch a similar campaign.  That decision was made long before 1993.  The major difference between Islamists and Palestinians is that Islamists include nations and individuals that insult Islam as their targets.  They didn’t drop Jewish people, Israel, and those who support them from their most hated list.  They simply added another group.  For all practical purposes, today Islamists are at war with anyone on the planet who doesn’t buy their rambling rants hook, line, and sinker and with each other if their versions of Islam differ.

But their war on America goes back even further–to a least World War II.  Islamists sided with Hitler during the war because he had a plan for dealing with Jewish people.  There was no Israel at the time, so Israel wasn’t an issue.  They were at war with Jewish people and those who supported them including the Allied nations.  For Islamists, the war never ended, and even today Arabs, particularly Islamist Arabs, say that it’s too bad Hitler didn’t finish the job he started.

This is not a minor semantic problem.  It’s important because we now have president who is about as American as Satay, one of Indonesia’s most popular dishes, a secretary of defense who believes that Jews run the state department, and a secretary of state who until just recently tried to assure the world that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is generous.  To say that they have a warped perspective and no real understanding of history and America’s role in it is a gross understatement.  We don’t need to contribute to their confusion and delusion.

But there’s more.  Iran turned Islamist in 1979, and its current president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has made it clear that Israel should be wiped off the map.  Iran is also on the verge of having nuclear weapons and missiles with which to deliver them.  Turkey turned Islamist in 2003, and its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has done everything that is humanly possible to isolate Israel.  And since 2011, one Arab nation after another has been taken over by Islamists who take advantage of every opportunity to vilify Israel and Jewish people.

At the root, the war is not “on America.”  The common denominator in everything is Jewish people and Israel.  They are the primary targets.  Secondarily, the war is on any nation and anyone that isn’t Islamist, and by that I mean to include Islamic countries that aren’t Islamist–i.e., Syria and Jordan, for example.    It’s crucial that we know these things because we can’t win the war that they have declared on us if we don’t know what they are fighting for.

This SnyderTalk editorial first appeared in American Thinker.



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Ezekiel 48: 23-29

“As for the rest of the tribes: from the east side to the west side, Benjamin, one portion. Beside the border of Benjamin, from the east side to the west side, Simeon, one portion. Beside the border of Simeon, from the east side to the west side, Issachar, one portion. Beside the border of Issachar, from the east side to the west side, Zebulun, one portion. Beside the border of Zebulun, from the east side to the west side, Gad, one portion. And beside the border of Gad, at the south side toward the south, the border shall be from Tamar to the waters of Meribath-kadesh, to the brook of Egypt, to the Great Sea. This is the land which you shall divide by lot to the tribes of Israel for an inheritance, and these are their several portions,” declares Adonai Yahweh.


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11--Israel Hayom


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U.S. Budget Cuts Could Jeopardize Iron Dome, Arrow

Iranian Preparing Army to Stage Massive Wargames in March

Obama to threaten Iran with military strike in June, Israeli media reports

Skepticism Abounds as Six World Powers Resume Nuclear Talks with Iran

Iran Enters Nuclear Talks in a Freshly Defiant Mood 

Iranian nuclear talks conclude

Hezbollah Denies Death of Nasrallah as Rumors Spread He is in Iran for Cancer Treatment

UN Ignores Modern-Day Slavery 

Italian Election Proves European Union is Doomed

Mexico’s ‘most powerful woman’ held

China letter urges political reforms

NRA Uses Justice Memo to Accuse Obama on Guns

Texas students dress in burqas, taught to call Muslim terrorists ‘freedom fighters’

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Democrats Unanimously Vote to Confirm Defense Secretary With Iranian Ties

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Dan Margalit: Catch-33— The negotiations over the composition of Israel’s 33rd government so far look like an attempt by geometry students to square a circle.

Isi Leibler: Israeli politics: On the edge of the precipice— Lapid and Bennett should display a little humility, at least initially, until they learn the ropes.

Zalman Shoval: Faulty connections, futile concessions— Israel shouldn’t accept, even conceptually, any link between Iran’s nuclear threat and the Palestinian problem.

Kristen Chick: Muslim Brotherhood makes move to restrict human rights groups and their funding— A government minister and member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) has proposed a highly restrictive law that rights activists say would cripple civil society groups in Egypt and mark an alarming shift by the Brotherhood toward the methods of the ousted Hosni Mubarak.

Warren Richey: Another controversial Bush-era policy survives legal challenge— The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that a group of lawyers, journalists, and human rights researchers lack the necessary legal standing to challenge the constitutionality of a 2008 counterterrorism law authorizing the US government to intercept and analyze massive amounts of telecommunications transmissions.

Jonathan Tobin: Why MacFarlane’s equal opportunity offender defense of anti-Semitic stereotypes falls flat— Viewers of this year’s Oscars ceremony who were unfamiliar with the work of Seth MacFarlane were probably shocked or even offended by some of the host’s irreverent and off-color attempts at humor. In particular, many Jews were outraged by the scripted comedy routine in which the animated teddy bear “Ted” (whose voice is spoken by MacFarlane) told actor Mark Wahlberg that “if you want to work in this town” you had to be Jewish. The bear went on to say that his claim of Jewish identity and contributions to Israel might earn him a private plane after the next “secret synagogue” meeting. These lines earned MacFarlanea stiff rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League, which inveighed against the use of age-old anti-Jewish stereotypes even if the intent was purely humorous.

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: Where Are the Fearless and Muscular Pro-Israel Activists?— If Hagel has made disparaging comments about Israel, and he has done so repeatedly over many years, then how in God’s name can we not oppose him becoming the Secretary of Defense of the United States, whatever is being offered Israel behind the scenes? Israel is America’s foremost ally. It is also the Jewish homeland. We should stand proudly in its defense, regardless of people in high places.

Jonathan S. Tobin: Anti-Semitism Is Still Not a Joking Matter—Viewers of this year’s Oscars ceremony who were unfamiliar with the work of Seth MacFarlane were probably shocked or even offended by some of the host’s irreverent and off-color attempts at humor. In particular, many Jews were outraged by the scripted comedy routine in which the animated teddy bear “Ted” (whose voice is spoken by MacFarlane) told actor Mark Wahlberg that “if you want to work in this town” you had to be Jewish. The bear went on to say that his claim of Jewish identity and contributions to Israel might earn him a private plane after the next “secret synagogue” meeting. These lines earned MacFarlane a stiff rebuke from the Anti-Defamation League, which inveighed against the use of age-old anti-Jewish stereotypes even if the intent was purely humorous.

Evelyn Gordon: U.S. Push Could End Hezbollah’s Domination of Lebanon—When massive protests forced Syria to withdraw its forces from Lebanon in 2005, it seemed that Lebanon had finally been liberated from foreign domination. But the liberation proved illusory: The country remained in thrall to Hezbollah, which took its orders from Iran and Syria. Hezbollah’s dominance was dramatically demonstrated in 2008, when it staged an armed takeover of Beirut to keep the government from dismantling its telecommunications network and ending its control of airport security. The resulting “reconciliation” agreement granted it veto power over all government decisions.

Leo Rennert: NY Times: No Self-defense for Israelis—So, it wasn’t a case of Israeli use of disproportionate firepower after all. Rather, Palestinians were hurling Molotov cocktails at Jewish worshipers near Rachel’s Tomb, one of Judaism’s holiest sites. These were life-threatening provocations and, under these circumstances, the defensive response of Israeli soldiers was entirely proper and necessary.

Jonathan S. Tobin: Palestinian “Moderates” Rely on Violence—The firing of a single rocket from Gaza today is easy to dismiss as just an isolated incident unworthy of much notice. The rocket was fired at the city of Ashkelon, but fortunately landed in an open field and did not lead to the activation of the Iron Dome defense system. But the attack, which was the first missile launched from Gaza since the cease-fire that ended Operation Pillar of Defense last November, may tell us more about the violent intentions of the so-called moderates of the Palestinians than it does about the Hamas rulers of the strip.

Alan Dershowitz: Pink Anti-Semitism Is No Different from Brown Anti-Semitism—The core characteristic of anti-Semitism is the assertion that everything the Jews do is wrong, and everything that is wrong is done by the Jews. For the anti-Semite every rich Jew is exploitive, every poor Jew a burden on society.

Gary Milhollin: North Korea Shows Dangers of Half-Deal with Iran—North Korea’s nuclear saga is a cautionary tale for anyone attempting to bargain with Iran. Like Iran, North Korea built plants that generated fissile material that was useful for making bombs, but unnecessary for producing civilian nuclear power. Under a deal with the U.S., North Korea agreed to stop producing nuclear material, on the condition that it could keep its nuclear sites, plus the fuel it had already made.

Michael Singh: How to Jumpstart U.S. Strategy toward Iran—Washington and its allies should strengthen the sanctions, but aim them at the Iranian regime and its supporters to minimize the effects on the broader population. Washington should bolster the credibility of its military threats through better discipline in its public messaging regarding U.S. and Israeli military options, increased military cooperation with regional allies, a more active approach to Syria, and the articulation of clearer redlines for Iran’s nuclear program.

Hussein Banai: Why Iran Says No—Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has been doubling down on his hard-line message that all but rules out the possibility of direct talks with the U.S. The real source of Khamenei’s rejectionist attitude is not the approach of the West toward Iran’s nuclear program. After all, he routinely undermined attempts at rapprochement between the Khatami and Clinton administrations at a time when worries about Iran’s nuclear program did not exist.

Michael Makovsky and Blaise Misztal: Understanding Iran’s Negotiating Strategy—Recent Iranian tactics suggest a simultaneous slowing down and speeding up of their nuclear program. By buying time now, Iran is shrewdly seeking to evade international pressure while hastening its advance to nuclear weapons capability.

Howard LaFranchi: US ‘pivot to Asia’: Is John Kerry retooling it?— When John Kerry spoke at his confirmation hearing to become secretary of State, Asia experts took notice when he seemed to back away from a key aspect of President Obama’s vaunted “pivot” to Asia. “I’m not convinced that increased military ramp-up [in the Asia-Pacific] is critical yet,” Mr. Kerry said at the January hearing. “That’s something I’d want to look at very carefully.”

Bridget Johnson: Lawmakers Determined to Override Obama’s ‘Workplace Violence’ Classification of Fort Hood—Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) just introduced yet again legislation to ensure that the victims and victims’ families in the Fort Hood attack are eligible for the same treatment, benefits, and honors as Americans killed or wounded in an overseas combat zone.

Jeffrey Folks: The Growing Tyranny of the Political Elite—When so much power is concentrated in the hands of a gaggle of isolated individuals, it’s difficult to continue calling the United States a democratic nation.

Daren Jonescu: One Hundred Reasons to Abandon Public Education Now—Number 33: “In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards.” — Mark Twain

Christopher Chantrill: Liberals Should Have Known—One of the favorite parlor games of our liberal friends is “The Germans Should Have Known.” We’ll have a new version soon enough.

Karl Spence: Want your Constitution back? Start here.—A little-noticed amendment to the U.S. Constitution can provide the ammunition for saving the Second…if conservatives are courageous enough to utilize it.



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  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
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