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Mideast Expert Walid Phares: Obama’s Iran Policy Fails
The Iranian regime is stronger than ever, says Middle East expert Walid Phares. In an exclusive Newsmax.TV video interview, Phares contends that Iran’s threat to block the Strait of Hormuz could spiral into a regional conflict.
Host: Kathleen Walter
Corresponding article on Newsmax: http://tinyurl.com/6vlj362
Opdatering – fra 2. januar 2012, – om Iran:
Uploader har ikke dateret denne video, men den er fra en af de første dage i januar 2012:
Walid Phares on FOX News: Projections for 2012
In an interview on FOX News on New Year’s Eve, Professor Walid Phares, author of “The Coming Revolution: Struggle for Freedom in the Middle East,” released his 2012 projections: Iranian and Syrian regimes will connect more closely and link to Hezbollah. In Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya the Muslim Brotherhood will rise. Al Qaeda’s leaders have been hit in 2011, but in 2012 the organization will mutate in Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Africa and beyond. In Afghanistan the Taliban will have more influence, and in Pakistan, the Taliban and core military will weaken the civilian Government. There will be more revolts in the region because the revolutions are yet to be fully achieved.
Om Iran, Irak, USA, præsident Obama og mere – uploadet i dag:
Mark Steyn & John Bolton Discuss Obama’s Failed Foreign Policy
Charles Krauthammer & Mark Steyn
Charles Krauthammer on Nigerian XMas Bombings 111226
Andrew Bostom har lidt diskussion om interviewet her.
12-29-11 Brigitte Gabriel on FNC
Your World w/Neil Cavuto
Om nyt æresdrab i USA:
12-30-11 Brigitte Gabriel on FNC
Nigel Farage’s New Year message
By Nigel Farage | December 29, 2011
2012 will be the year of reckoning for the European Project. It is extremely unlikely that the Euro can be held together in its current form, and that that will be the most positive scenario. The worst case scenario will be that the markets overwhelm the whole thing leading to wholesale natonalisation of the banks. Either way Eurosceptic opinions and anti EU voting will continue to grow, not just in Britain bit across the whole European Union.
The EU project is a failure.
Ja, vi skal jo også lige høre lidt fra rød stue engang imellem. Det er en udmærket artikel, men jeg kan ikke rigtigt se, hvor Fukuyama vil hen med det her:
Opdatering: Øv, nu har de smækket en betalingsmur op. Artiklen kan ikke længere læses:
The Future of History
Can Liberal Democracy Survive the Decline of the Middle Class?
By Francis Fukuyama – January/February 2012
Something strange is going on in the world today. The global financial crisis that began in 2008 and the ongoing crisis of the euro are both products of the model of lightly regulated financial capitalism that emerged over the past three decades. Yet despite widespread anger at Wall Street bailouts, there has been no great upsurge of left-wing American populism in response. It is conceivable that the Occupy Wall Street movement will gain traction, but the most dynamic recent populist movement to date has been the right-wing Tea Party, whose main target is the regulatory state that seeks to protect ordinary people from financial speculators. Something similar is true in Europe as well, where the left is anemic and right-wing populist parties are on the move.
There are several reasons for this lack of left-wing mobilization, but chief among them is a failure in the realm of ideas. For the past generation, the ideological high ground on economic issues has been held by a libertarian right. The left has not been able to make a plausible case for an agenda other than a return to an unaffordable form of old-fashioned social democracy. This absence of a plausible progressive counternarrative is unhealthy, because competition is good for intellectual debate just as it is for economic activity. And serious intellectual debate is urgently needed, since the current form of globalized capitalism is eroding the middle-class social base on which liberal democracy rests.
Opdatering 15. januar 2012:
The Drive for Dignity
By Francis Fukuyama | January 12, 2012
It’s hard power that often makes the headlines. But never underestimate the strength of the simple desire for respect.
Mere HER i Foreign Policy.
Candles in the Dark
by Bruce Bawer on Dec 20th, 2011
“Is Swedish culture worth preserving?” Several years ago, at a Nordic conference on integration policy, a Norwegian participant, Hege Storhaug, asked this question of Swedish government representative Lise Bergh. “Yes, what is Swedish culture?” Bergh replied. “And [by asking that] I’ve answered the question.” As Storhaug later noted, Bergh’s reply was a perfect reflection of Swedish leaders’ contempt for and rejection of their own culture – a mentality that, Storhaug worried, might ultimately spell Sweden’s doom.
“What is Swedish culture?” I was reminded of Bergh’s rhetoric question the other morning when I was making my way across the lobby of a hotel in Sweden. Suddenly a double column of about a dozen teenage girls and boys, dressed in long white robes and carrying lit candles, began to process into the room, softly singing the traditional song “Santa Lucia.” I hadn’t realized it was Saint Lucy’s Day, on which such processions by children and teenagers (formerly just girls, but now also boys) are common in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden. Tourists all around me responded to this unfamiliar spectacle by yanking out their cameras or cell phones and snapping pictures, but since I’ve seen my share of Santa Lucia processions and was in a hurry, I rushed right past them, my mind on other things.
Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine.
What Does It Mean to Be an ‘Intellectual,’ Anyway?
by Bruce Bawer on Dec 15th, 2011
During the last few years I’ve often caught myself wasting – sorry, spending – precious moments of my life trying to think like a European intellectual. Why? Well, certainly not because I want to be like them. No, it’s just that I’m possessed of a compulsion to figure out what makes them tick, because they exercise such outsized influence on the world I live in.
It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.
Alas, my effort has been largely in vain. I do have my theories about these people, but even after all these years I can’t say that I fully understand what’s going in those heads. I suppose it would be kind of scary if I did.
Selling EU Serfdom to the Masses
by Bruce Bawer on Dec 16th, 2011
I haven’t looked at Newsweek since its disgraceful number commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11, but at an airport the other day I spied the December 12 issue, its cover advertising a piece titled “Why We Need Europe” by Simon Schama, and I couldn’t resist.
Schama – the British-born, Cambridge-educated historian who’s lived in the U.S. since 1980 and now teaches at Columbia – proved to have written an ardent defense of the European Union.
Now, I’m not an EU fan, and I view with pleasure the fact that it now appears to have one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel. The first thing that comes to mind when I think about the EU is a sentence I’ve seen several times on a poster in the Copenhagen airport: “The European Union has created a set of rights to ensure air passengers are treated fairly.”
R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens
by Bruce Bawer on Dec 19th, 2011
I hesitate to join the already Mormon Tabernacle-scale chorus of tributes to Christopher Hitchens. For one thing, to my great regret, I never knew him, although we had many mutual friends. (One of whom sent me, a couple of years ago, shortly before I was to visit Washington, D.C., an e-mail saying that Hitchens had expressed the desire to meet me; alas, I somehow didn’t notice the e-mail until after I’d returned home.) But while I didn’t know Hitchens, he was too important a part of the landscape of my life for me not to say a few words about him now that he is gone. And in this time of sadness I want to focus on one thing that cheers me – namely, the knowledge that there were more than a few young people who felt his influence.
For this influence there is ample evidence. On You Tube, you can see videos of his talks and debates at institutions of higher education ranging from Oxford and UCLA to the University of Waterloo and the College of New Jersey. Seeing such videos always gave me a good feeling, as did the occasional glimpse of a young person reading one of his books. It was encouraging to know that students were being exposed to him. And since his death I’ve been pleasantly surprised to see how many young people have gone to the trouble of uploading You Tube tributes to him. He did indeed have an impact on the young.
Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine.
Forelæsningen nederst efterlader seeren fuldstændigt stum af forbløffelse. Hvordan kan man være så naiv? Først et interview, hvori Lévy fortæller om lidt af hvert - fra SHOWstudio den 16. december 2011:
SHOWstudio: In Your Face: Interviews – Bernard-Henri Lévy
Bernard-Henri Lévy, French philosopher and journalist, the founder of New Philosophers school, discusses his approach to philosophy and politics in the second interview of the In Your Face series – a twist on the coaxing, cajoling tradition of interviewing prevalent in art and fashion journalism, our ‘In Your Face’ interview series pits interviewer against interviewee in a collection of confrontational conversations. With subjects drawn from the worlds of art, fashion and celebrity this series pushes the boundaries of a typical face-to-face interview into a one-on-one face off.
Og dagdrømme om Libyen:
Talk: Bernard-Henri Lévy on the Libyan intervention and universal values – IQ2 talks
This talk took place at the Royal Geographical Society on 13th December 2011.
He was in Libya six times during the uprising. He was on the frontlines and amongst the very first foreigners to enter Tripoli the day after it was liberated. He took the rebel military commanders three times to meet Nicolas Sarkozy. He was with Sarkozy and Cameron in Benghazi and Tripoli and witnessed the curious nature of their relationship.
Bernard-Henri Lévy is France’s best-known public intellectual, passionately committed to the causes he believes to be just. In this rare appearance in London for Intelligence Squared BHL will be lecturing on liberal interventionism, the race for the US presidency, French politics, the crisis in Europe and what he really thinks about Cameron and Sarkozy.
Questions: Bernard-Henri Lévy on the Libyan intervention and universal values – IQ2 talks
Desuden en artikel om økonomi:
Bernard-Henri Lévy – Dec 14, 2011
Ratings agencies, with the careless batting of an eye, can bring down entire economies. Yet their decisions are veiled in mystery and cheapened by conflicts of interest.
These rating agencies, these institutes whose triple-As make the planet of finance quake and the real planet tremble, these oracles, these modern gods didn’t see the 1997 crisis coming. They understood nothing of the subprime catastrophe. Four days before it went bankrupt, in 2001, they continued to give the energy broker Enron good marks. Up to the very last moment, they supported a Lehman Brothers that was circling the drain of bankruptcy. During the current euro-zone crisis, not content to have failed to see it coming, they aggravated the situation by keeping Greek securities in the basket of first class world bonds and, in so doing, contributed to the laxness of a government that preferred to sink deeper in debt rather than to review its accounts, clean up its public finances, and reform. In short, these agencies whose task it is to foresee have committed blunder after blunder. These agencies of credit have behaved like agencies of discredit. And the dictatorship they impose upon the markets stands back to back with faults, defaults, and an abuse of authority that might tempt one to laugh were the consequences not tragic.
Mere HER i The Daily Beast.
Jeg skal lige have blogget disse artikler af Don Feder – helt klart en af mine favoritter:
Top Ten Ways Obama Socialists Are Like National Socialists
December 23, 2011 – By Don Feder
I’m very disappointed in Congressman Allen West, who last week observed that Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels would be “truly proud” of the Democratic Party’s “lies and deceit.”
While correct, Congressman West neglects the other striking similarities between National Socialists and Obama Socialists. This is not to say that the DNC wants to recreate the Holocaust (though its president could do so inadvertently, with his tender-on-Tehran policy) or that the Messiah in Chief will begin giving 4-hour speeches in German. (Where would he find a German teleprompter?)
But, like the pigs and men at the end of “Animal Farm,” it’s becoming increasingly difficult to tell brownshirts and the party which would literally take the shirts off our backs apart.
Here are the Top 10 Ways Democrats Are Like Nazis:
Mere HER hos GrassTopsUSA.
Conservative Pundit Sniffs Play Pile On Newt
By Don Feder – December 13, 2011
H.L. Mencken called his colleagues of the fourth estate “a gang of peck sniffs.” Some conservative commentators have become pundit sniffs, turning up their elitist noses at whoever the frontrunner for the Republican nomination happens to be. You’d think we didn’t have other pressing business – like saving the Republic from the mega-Marxist in the White House.
Obama won’t let God interfere with his religion
By Don Feder – December 02, 2011
Neither a Christian nor a Muslim, our 44th President is a devout leftist who’s not about to let God interfere with his religion.
It’s not easy to take God out of Thanksgiving. Obama has done it twice in the past three years.
Thanksgiving is one of only two national holidays that’s about religion. Christmas is the other.
The 4th of July is America’s birthday. Memorial Day and Veterans Day are dedicated to the men who fought to preserve our country. Labor Day is for those who work – which clearly excludes many Democrat constituencies. But from our 17th century beginnings, Thanksgiving has been a universal acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty.
Mere HER hos GrassTopsUSA.
On The 70th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor: Americans Can’t Remember What They Don’t Know
By Don Feder - December 05, 2011
Wednesday marks the 70th. Anniversary of the Japanese attack on our Pacific Fleet. “Remember Pearl Harbor” was the Second World War’s most enduring slogan – sported on buttons, blazoned across billboards and blared from the radio in one of the era’s popular songs. (“Let’s remember Pearl Harbor as we go to meet the foe. Let’s remember Pearl Harbor as we did the Alamo.”)
Remember Pearl Harbor? Remember the Alamo? Remember the Maine, Plymouth Rock and the Golden Rule? But how can you remember what you never knew? Americans are tragically ignorant of our past.
How can you know where you are if you don’t know how you got there? Without the past as a guide, the future is fog-shrouded sea marked “Here be monsters” on a map.
Mere HER hos GrassTopsUSA.
Opdatering 31. december 2011:
To Get Ron Paul’s Insanity, You Have To Understand Libertarianism
By Don Feder – December 30, 2011
To “get” Ron Paul you have to understand libertarianism — an ism every bit as delusional as Marxism. The National Libertarian Party, which first ran a presidential candidate in 1972, hasn’t had many wins — electing 4 state legislators in as many decades, as well as a planning commissioner here and an alderman there. Ron Paul is its greatest success.
The Texas congressman is far and away the most prominent proponent of what I like to call rightwing utopianism. Libertarianism is to authentic conservatism what Barack Obama is to 19th century liberalism.
Mere HER hos The American Thinker.
Sneaker Frenzy – Shopping Chaos – Mall of America – Deneen Borelli – Fox News – 12-27-11
Filling in for Sean Hannity, Mark Steyn hosts the Panel of: Deneen Borelli – Fox News Contributor/Daily caller columnist; and Dr. Karen Ruskin — Psychotherapist, as they discuss the possible causes behind the recent Christmas Shopping Chaos throughout shopping malls around the country/world.
* Fox News * President Obama – “A Skinny Ghetto Crackhead”
Benkie’s falsehoods and fear mongering about voter fraud get undeserved credence on Fox
In fact, research shows that voter fraud is very rare in this country but Benkie repeatedly claims otherwise. She also outrageously accuses Democrats of trying to steal elections. Guest host Mark Steyn didn’t feel the need to ask for a little thing like evidence.
Andre kilder: NewsHounds,
Time To Stand Up For What America Stands For
With Nina Shea, Ned May, Diana West, and Clare Lopez
Are we failing to understand the nature of our enemies and blinding ourselves to the threats that they pose? Today’s guests address this issue beginning with Nina Shea of the Center for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute. Nina first explains the situation in Egypt where the Muslim Brotherhood is not being open about its agenda for the new Egyptian government. It is likely though that broad restrictions and punishments for any expression against Islam will continue to be instituted. These will target women, religious minorities, and political reformers, and further hinder the discussion about freedom of speech in Egypt by essentially taking it off the table. This perverse agenda is only being exacerbated here in theUnited Stateswith the recent State Department conference with the Organization for Islamic Cooperation.
Ned May, blogger at the Gates of Vienna and Big Piece contributor, addresses the issue of Sharia law. Court cases inEuropehave proven that Sharia law is being upheld and thus the question is can the imposition of Sharia happen here too? InAustria, an activist by the name of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has been found guilty of hate speech. Her case highlights the point that Muslims can defame Christians and Jews without facing prosecution, but under Sharia law all other faiths are prosecuted for exposing Islam. Similarly in theUnited Kingdom, the courts have upheld Sharia law by forcing a Muslim mother to give her child up for adoption in order to prevent the mother’s father from carrying out honor killings. It appears that Sharia law is taking precedent over the common law of European countries.
Next Diana West, columnist at the Washington Examiner and author of The Death of the Grown-Up, examines how the doctrine of Sharia law is being enforced in theUnited States. This submission to Sharia doctrine stems fromUS counterinsurgency doctrine in which our goal over the years has been to convince the Islamic people, inAfghanistan for example, that we are the “good guys”. Unfortunately this concept has led to increased sensitivity to and accommodation for Islamic norms and practices that have saturated our military training. This has also led to directives such as at the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) that dictate adherence to Islamic law and provide a means for the regulation of American freedoms.
Today’s show concludes with Clare Lopez, Senior Fellow at the Center for Security Policy and former CIA intelligence officer. Clare explains some recent court cases and documents that point to the connection between the Iranian government and Al-Qaeda. First, a judge ruled in favor of several family members of 9-11 victims because of proven evidence thatIranand Hezbollah provided support to Al-Qaeda for the terrorist attacks. Law firms have joined together to assemble evidence that show this connection too. TheU.S.people have a right to know the truth about 9-11 and theU.S.government has the responsibility to hold these members ofIran’s political leadership accountable for their actions.
The Persecution of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
by Jamie Glazov on Dec 26th, 2011
Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a free speech activist who was charged last year in Austria with “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion” for asserting that “Mohammed had a thing for little girls.” In February of this year she was convicted, and will have to pay a fine of up to €480. Just recently, on December 20, 2011, her conviction was upheld by the higher court. If she refuses to pay the fine, she may spend a maximum of two months in jail. She grew up and lived in Muslim countries and experienced Islam first-hand.
FP: Ms. Sabaditsch-Wolff, welcome to Frontpage Interview.
I would like to talk to you today about your trial and where it stands now. But let us begin with a bit of background about yourself.
Sabaditsch-Wolff: Thank you Jamie.
Mere HER i FrontPageMagazine.
A New ‘Silent Night’ Descends on Austria
Dec 23, 2011 – Diana West
Ah, to be in Vienna at Yuletide. Streets sparkle with the lights of the Christkindlmarkts, the traditional markets that spring up for the season. Skaters circle the rink outside the picturesque Rathaus (City Hall). Merrymakers warm their hands on cups of gluhwein (mulled wine). What could possibly be missing?
Freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech no longer exists in Austria, as definitively proven by the Vienna high court. This week, a judge upheld the conviction against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff on the following charge: “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.” In simplest terms, this means that Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff speaks the truth about Islam, and in Austria, as in other nations across the Western world currently transitioning to sharia (Islamic law), speaking the truth about Islam is not tolerated, and, more and more, is against the law.
“A Black Day for Austria”
by Soeren Kern – December 26, 2011
An Austrian appellate court has upheld the conviction of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife and anti-Jihad activist, for “denigrating religious beliefs” after giving a series of seminars about the dangers of radical Islam.
The December 20 ruling shows that while Judaism and Christianity can be disparaged with impunity in postmodern multicultural Austria, speaking the truth about Islam is subject to swift and hefty legal penalties.
Although the case has major implications for freedom of speech in Austria, as well as in Europe as a whole, it has received virtually no press coverage in the American mainstream media.
Mere HER hos Hudson New York.
Uploadet på YouTube i går:
Ezra Levant & Mark Steyn: Christmas
Ezra Levant & Mark Steyn discuss the war on Christmas and the Jewish gents who wrote many of the great Christmas songs.
Og så har Mark Steyn lige været vikar hos Hannity:
Jedediah Bila 12-22-11 Hannity’s Great American Panel
Jedediah Bila is a Great American Panelist – 12-22-11 on Hannity with Mark Steyn as guest host.
Opdatering – en sidste artikel af Christopher Hitchens:
Christopher Hitchens on The True Spirit of Christmas
Why the Puritans found the holiday suspect—and we should, too
Christopher Hitchens – December 24, 2011
Mr. Hitchens, who died on Dec. 15, was a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author, most recently, of “Hitch-22: A Memoir” and “Arguably,” a collection of his essays. This is a previously unpublished essay commissioned by the Journal, an abridged version of which appears in the print edition of the Review section.
Ever since Tom Lehrer recorded his imperishable anti-Christmas ditty all those years ago, the small but growing minority who view the end of December with existential dread has had a seasonal “carol” all of its own:
Mere HER i Wall Street Journal.
Midt i juletravlheden skal vi lige have denne med:
Michael Coren with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
By the time the verdict was handed down, it had become obvious that the court was absolutely determined that Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff must be found guilty of something. The playing of the tapes — which showed that many of the recorded statements that had been used against Elisabeth had in fact been uttered privately — made the prosecution realize that the original charge would never hold up. To attain the desired outcome, the judge added a second charge of her own devising. A juridical move of this sort would have been unimaginable (and illegal) in the United States and many other countries, but it is quite legal in Austria.
The charge on which Elisabeth was eventually convicted was ludicrous on the face of it. Not only did she never say that Muhammad’s actions constituted “pedophilia”, but Muhammad’s actions — which were undisputed by the court — included having sex with a nine-year-old girl. If she had said what she was accused of, it would have been nothing more than the simple truth, and unexceptional from the standpoint of any normal person.
But the folks who run the Austrian system of “justice” are not normal people. They concocted the absurd rationalization that remaining married to the little girl past the age of 18 meant that Muhammad did not exclusively target children with his sexual attentions; hence he was not a “pedophile” by the strict psychiatric definition. Thus Elisabeth was wrong, even though she did not say it, and even though no ordinary citizen would disagree with her if she had said it. Interestingly enough, this farrago of justice was made possible by the recognition of Islam as a state religion in 1912 through the law Islamgesetz, which had as itsprimary purpose the full integration of Bosnia-Herzegovina into the Austrian Empire. When Austria lost Bosnia in 1918, the law became irrelevant, but it has remained on the books until this day.
19. december 2011 – interview af Sapphos redaktion
Den tidligere politibetjent Lars Kragh Andersen er noget så sjældent som en borgerlig aktivist. Senest har han bevidst overtrådt §266b og opfordret andre til at gøre det samme. Nu afventer han sin dom.
Mere HER i Sappho.
En profetisk bog, alle skal læse
22. december 2011 – klumme af Monica Papazu
Den knap 40 år gamle roman af franskmanden Jean Raspail er profetisk og rummer en rystende appel til Europa, skriver Monica Papazu.
Mere HER i Sappho. Desuden link til denne uges Sharia-toppen af Nicolai Sennels:
MF Global-skandalen er en vammel omgang:
Peter Schiff interviews Ann Barnhardt Dec 21, 2011
Farmers and ranchers have had their operating capital stolen by JP Morgan. Former CEO of Barnhardt Capital Management, Ann Barnhardt shut her firm down in the wake of MF Global’s collapse to protect her customers. She calls for a general strike against the financial markets. Ouch!
Condell er ude med et forsvar for julen:
The intolerance of diversity
… and politically correct atheism.
Fra 21. december 2011:
Ezra Levant with Mark Steyn: the GOP race
Mark Steyn joins Ezra Levant to register his dismay at all the Republican presidential hopefuls.
Mest om Egypten:
Jonathan Halevi: islamofascists in Belgium & Canada