Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Still brainwashed after all this time…

The residual scum we are still seeing on the world scene like the Iranian “Supreme Leader”, Mugabe, Castro, Kim Jong Il and other “comrades”, are leftovers from the cold war and have survived so long only because of the cold war.

Nevertheless, so many people have been brainwashed during that period by the extremely effective and implacable Soviet propaganda machine (remember the anti-war movement during the Vietnam war that transformed so many young people and naive celebrities into unwilling enemy agents) that they still treat these douchebags with white gloves.

Even today, some idiot of a “journalist” will often be apologetic of Saddam’s regime (if only to better hit Bush). No article about Mugabe is complete without some kind of self flagellation for the “Colonies” (arguably the best thing that ever happened to Africa) or a scathing critique of poor Mr. Smith (a very good if impolitic man). No BBC show discussing poverty and famine in DPK will ever mention that 40 years of communism – not draught (or sanctions, goodness forbid!) – have reduced that country to a beggar state. And no article about the ongoing revolution (let’s hope it succeeds) in Iran can be free of a bit of Shah bashing.

Can we please get over it without having to wait for the “Vietnam generation” to die? Can we treat a clenched fist salute the same as a fascist salute (that is, ban both salutes and parties)? Can the West, instead of stupidly apologizing for real or often invented crimes, admit that, were it not for America, it had almost fallen again for another totalitarian myth? Or is this the reason why many “intellectuals” do not want to pay the price of gratitude and would rather maddeningly insist in their discredited theories?


NB: Before some smartass with a Che T-shirt who thinks he knows everything because she/he reads the Huffpo or Reddit questions my credentials, let me say that yes, I was in Iran before the 1979 revolution. Yes, in Zimbabwe I have witnessed many times people in the street paying their respects to Mr. Smith (he usually came to Harare for some shopping and to go to the Post Office) with women curtseying and clapping their hands in the shona custom; he was very much loved by the people (not so Mr. Mugabe, who was never elected democratically and stole even the fist election though violence and intimidation). And yes, I was also in Iraq before and after the liberation….

You can imagine my feelings when I watch today’s phony fake slanted biased news…

Friday, June 19, 2009

The end of Europe or “Ending with a Whimper II”

Or “Ending with a whimper II”:

The UK government's official anti-terror law watchdog says that the thousands of people are being stopped and searched by the police under counter-terrorism powers simply to provide a racial balance in official statistics.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

#iranElection The difference between a man and a jellyfish

Reagan had impressed upon his aides that he wanted to be kept well informed on Polish developments. "Less than two weeks after his inauguration," O'Sullivan relates, "Reagan met with his senior foreign policy advisers to discuss how to undermine Communist power in Poland and discourage Soviet intervention."

#iranElection A barefaced Christiane Amanpour

From my old blog: Monday, January 16, 2006

Poor Oriana Fallaci! She must be puking when she watches CNN! Her good friend - former, I hope - Christiane Amanpour, once a decent reporter, is now openly defending Teheran's regime (for love of her husband or his career? Return to her origins? Who knows?).

This morning she was broadcasting from a Teheran hotel room wearing an improbable and unwarranted green veil on her head, twisting facts and presenting them from the point of view of Ahmadinejad (and it's not the first time). Are we seeing a recurrence of the infamous CNN coverage of Saddam's regime?

And look at her now:

Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and a native of Iran, arrived back in London on Tuesday after her one-week Iranian visa expired.

#iranElection Do it, President Obama, please. Take the side of democracy.

During the campaign you mocked those who belittled your rhetoric as “just words.” Well, what you’ve offered so far is less than just words. You’ve put a fresh coat of whitewash on Iran’s sham “democracy.” On Monday, you proclaimed yourself “troubled” by the events in Iran, before hinting that you’d negotiate with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad no matter what an official investigation into his “landslide” victory found. (Would you trust Mafia internal audits, too?).

#iranElection Another interesting site

When following Iran’s elections on MSM, never forget this:

CNN admits that knowledge of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed in order to maintain CNN's Baghdad bureau.

In a shocking New York Times opinion piece, CNN's chief news executive Eason Jordan has admitted that for the past decade the network has systematically covered up stories of Iraqi atrocities. Reports of murder, torture, and planned assassinations were suppressed in order to maintain CNN's Baghdad bureau.

I want to blog and tweet at the same time. I need to make sure that each blog post start with something that makes sense as a stand alone tweet…

The BBC these last two days has been broadcasting about some Romanian families in Belfast having to be relocated following intimidation and violence from local residents. As much as I find repulsive such an occurence, I would think that the BBC, instead of limiting itself to denounce the fact as racism, could tell us why this is happening. Perhaps they ignore that Romanians are hated all over Europe as many of them quickly turn or return to criminal activities in their new "homes".

This is not to say that all Romanians are criminals of course, but it would help if they themselves were to sanitize their communities, at least to show some responsibility.

Unfortunately these phenomena are less and less rare and are caused by the uncontrolled immigration policies that the left so actively promotes and the BBC loves. Since everybody understands that these policies, far from having humanitarian motives, are only a means to an end (that is, getting more votes), it is surprising that the left should continue in this charade.

Perhaps the hammering they took in the last European parliamentary elections will teach them a lesson.

Friday, June 05, 2009

The urgency of the Cairo address

I believe there is very little doubt that 9/11 and George Bush following policies have changed the Middle East forever. Results of the liberation of Afghanistan and Iraq will of course take years to become evident and their influence in the rest of the Region will take even longer. From this comes the urgency, for the Democratic party, to deny this merit to Republicans as quickly as possible and be able to claim ownership of “we changed the Arab world", we and Obama with his historical speech in Cairo did it”.

The “historical speech”, although better than I expected (apart for a couple of horrible blunders of which I will write sometime in the near future and the usual stupid apologies, could have been straight out of Bush’s mouth), was full of good intentions and scarce on solutions; if Obama thinks that he can turn around the Arab world with nice words, he better think again. Arab regimes survive on lies and by redirecting hatred (as he bravely mentioned); not one of them however, will commit political suicide because a black man (which they despise and still enslave in many Muslim countries) asks them to forget the past and embrace the future.

We will have to wait and see, but in my opinion the best we can expect is business as usual. As for the worst…I don’t even want to think about it.

PS: For the religious authorities of the Cairo university from which Obama launched his kumbaya message, he is an apostate and according to the Quran should be killed.