Just after three slain Jewish teens have been buried, media hungry for escalation of Islamic annihilation war on Jews

Never mind if it should eventually turn out that an (Israeli) Arab gay teenager was sacrificed on the altar of anti-Semitism, “heroically” killing two birds with one stone.

For nearly three weeks, international media outlets found it tough to relate to the abduction and murder of Eyal Yifrah, Gil-Ad Sha’ar and Naftali Fraenkel. To them, the story that seized Jews in Israel and abroad was an insignificant, if unhappy, story that was not worthy of front-page coverage. What a difference a day makes: As of this writing , Britain’s BBC and Guardian websites, and American CNN, USA Today and ABC websites feature the murder of Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir this morning, plus extensive footage of the rioting. All mentioned the possibility that  the murder could have been a revenge attack for the triple homicide of the teenage “settlers,” but none mentioned the police’s primary avenue of investigation at the moment: A Palestinian honor killing related to the possibility that the victim was homosexual.

The most important thing being to make pathic projections like “Israel provoziert dritte Intifada” (“Israel provokes third Intifada” – headline of the German “green” tageszeitung on the day of the burial of Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel) seem true.



Tunisian Elections and the Road to the Caliphate

Tunisia, where the 2011 Arab uprisings began, remains an ominous model for where these uprisings will end.

The nation’s first round of elections are in, and, as expected, the Islamist party, al-Nahda, won by a landslide, gaining over 40% of the seats in the national constituent assembly. As usual, the mainstream media, interpreting events exclusively through a Western paradigm, portrayed this largely as a positive development.

Thus, a Washington Post editorial, “Tunisia again points the way for Arab democracy,” asserts how “the country’s leading Islamic party claimed victory—and that, too, could prove a positive example.” Other reports, perfunctorily prefixing the word “moderate” to “Islamist”—an oxymoron to common sense, an orthodoxy to the MSM—gush and hail “democracy.” Continue reading Tunisian Elections and the Road to the Caliphate

Gaddafi Dead – So What?

What a myopic view the Western media and its array of “experts” have concerning the so-called “Arab Spring” — a myopia that naturally metastasizes among the general public.

Consider the Libyan crisis. As usual, the focus is entirely on the individual, on the tangible — the now dead Gaddafi — whom all the blame can be heaped upon, while the existentialist elephant in the room, the real mover and shaker, the spirit of the age behind all these uprisings, is never acknowledged. Continue reading Gaddafi Dead – So What?

An exciting article about the Jews…

…  or about the Swedish Red Cross (and somehow about the Associated Press, too) by the Associated Press I have just finished reading in the online edition of the Jerusalem Post. An article everybody should read mindfully and possibly more than once:

Just copying the title and leaving the page underneath blank may in fact be the best method for treating certain news agency reports, even if the “news” that  “anti-Semitism is the rumor [or “rumour” – for Brits, whom it may concern even more] about the Jews” (Adorno) is not that new.

Note: To enlarge the text size, or to listen to the interesting article or to share it, you should go to the site www.jpost.com as quickly as possible, hoping the article has not been updated in the meantime.

Srebrenica – still questions?

I certainly don’t agree with all the views expressed at that site, especially as far as some (tendentially) anti-Semitic, anti-Western and outright anti-American statements are concerned, and supposed parallels with the opposite, e.g. the Western Iraq intervention, and cartoons which are at least to be called stupid. But for people who are suspicious of the Srebrenica myth and who have the impression or the fear that “Srebrenica” could really have something to do with Auschwitz, but in a more intricate way than the mainstream media and many politicians have been trying to tell the public for more than a decade now, it can be a good starting point.

Hitler, in his “political last will”, said that a main mistake of his could have been that he had failed in forging a more audacious alliance with Islam. And it is doubtlessly quite audacious, at least for an International “war crimes court”, to base its assumptions and accusations on dubious testimonies, media propaganda, and at least exaggerated numbers, while isolating the supposed misdeeds (“massacres”) from the context in which they took place, if they happened at all.

In my view, the pattern is exactly the same as in the case of “criticism of Israel” and exactly as dangerous. While the “best” combination of both, as far as I know, can be found in the BBC, where often, when they talk about the Serbs, who supposedly can never be trusted, really seem to be some kind of “Jew substitutes”, whom you may accuse of any kind of immoral behavior without fear of being held responsible for your own immoral deeds or lack of courage, and whom you may humiliate as long as you like, just because, as a raging British soldier told me in the early 1990’s in order to justify his refusal to think by himself: “The whole world is against the Serbs”.

Dutch Soldiers to Testify in Karadzic’s Defense

Dutch Peacekeepers in Srebrenica

“In Srebrenica at the time we had to protect ourselves from the Bosnian Muslims, rather than protect the Muslims from the Serbs”, Dutch soldiers who served as UN peacekeepers in Srebrenica during the Bosnian civil war said in Belgrade. Photo: Dutch battalion in Srebrenica, 1995.


Some 15 Dutch soldiers of the former Netherlands battalion stationed in Srebrenica during the Bosnian civil war came to Belgrade on Wednesday, offering to testify in the Hague tribunal on behalf of Dr. Karadzic, a member of Radovan Karadzic’s defense team Milivoje Ivanisevic told Vecernje Novosti.

“We talked about their possible testimony. They stressed that the Serbs did not commit war crimes against the Muslim civilians when they were passing through several dozen of their villages [in Srebrenica municipality] the Dutch soldiers were securing. They came over at their own expense and said they will testify and invite more of their fellow soldiers to testify too. They left Belgrade on Thursday,” Ivanisevic said.

To see how relevant their testimonies would be, Ivanisevic talked to each Dutch soldier who came to Belgrade, individually, about when and where he was and what was he doing. Asked by Vecernje Novosti why haven’t they showed up before to say what really happened in Srebrenica, Ivanisevic said he didn’t pose that question, but added that Dutch soldiers complained there is a complete repression against them in Holland that had lasted for the past 10 years because they are blamed for allegedly “failing to protect Srebrenica”.

“Perhaps the things are finally getting ripe now”, Ivanisevic said. “They told me they came here in apprehension and worried, because they expected to be hated in Serbia just like back home. They said in Srebrenica at the time they had to protect themselves from the Muslims, rather than protect Muslims from the Serbs. Serb Army, according to them, was helping the Muslim women and their children, bringing them food and water”, Ivanisevic conveyed the conversation he had with Dutch soldiers who were stationed in Srebrenica in 1995.

A fresh European recommendation on “the way journalism should be practiced”

has just been posted under the category “Europe and the world” of A fistful of Euros – European Opinion.

There, the author lauds a Dutch video “on Iran” that

shows normal people instead of foaming-at-the-mouth politicians or clergy. Watch, for instance, the Iranian skaters. What a familiar sight they are to our Western eyes. I also have to mention that this video is NOT apologetic of the Iranian regime. A good journalist simply needs to show, as best he can, the diverse reality on the ground […].

That’s right, journalists should always stick as closely as possible to the “diverse reality on the ground”, for the diverse reality above it, like here:

Iran hangings

is in most cases not elevating enough for shaping unapologetic European opinions. Even if the hoists may have been made in Italy.

Watch, for instance, the Iranian skaters in the background instead. Yes, there! under the tree!… All in all, quite a familiar sight, n’est-ce pas?