Friday, February 26, 2010

International media responds to Israel's attempt to improve image by slamming Israel

Another day, another hostile treatment of Israel by international media. What's new? They're offended that Israelis believe they're stupid? How about showing some sign of intelligence instead of the ongoing unbalanced and distorted approach they take against Israel and its residents?

Israel's ultra lefty news site '' celebrate and emphasize this incident for internal political purposes.

Foreign press slams new PR campaign
Ynet learned Friday that the Foreign Press Association in Israel had met to discuss a new PR website's commercials, which many journalists say represent them as "stupid".

At the conclusion of the meeting the members decided not to appeal to Minister of Information and Diaspora Yuli Edelstein, but rather to report in their own countries about the distorted representation. The UK's Telegraph and Reuters also published critiques of the ads.

"Foreign correspondents are depicted as ignorant and gullible in a new series of spoof videos by the Israeli government," says a Telegraph byline on the new campaign aimed at getting Israelis to improve their country's image in the world.

FPA Chairman Conny Mus told Ynet that "the campaigners should have thought more carefully about not presenting us as stupid, which I don't think we are".

He said the ads would only aggravate further the tension between Israel and foreign journalists "already facing an unfriendly working atmosphere which does not fit with a democratic state".

Despite his complaints, Mus said the reporters would not take it up with the government but rather "use our tool and report about it". He added that it was not an especially good campaign, and that it would not be taken seriously.

Thus, Reuters's Douglas Hamilton published an article on the subject Thursday morning. "I did what I had to do," he said, explaining that people who saw the ads said they made foreign journalists appear ridiculous and that he believed this was a false representation of their work.

"Besides mocking foreign journalists, the clips imply that Europeans – tens of thousands of whom fly in annually to enjoy Tel Aviv beaches, see the Holy Land, and do business here – are ignorant enough to swallow any preposterous image of Israel," Hamilton wrote.

But Minister Edelstein was dismissive of the claims. "Like any other campaign, this is a grotesque satire, and every citizen understands that it's only satire," he was quoted by Hamilton as saying.

"No one I have talked to from the foreign press has told me they were offended by the clips. They are not about foreign correspondents or their audience. The aim is to give Israelis the tools to create a new atmosphere where Israel is not represented as the ultimate evil."

Happy and safe Purim

Can anyone find an ending to a joke that starts by 'Amalek, Ahashverosh and Hitler sit at a bar - suddenly an earthquake hits and a manhole takes them alive...'

Just in case - they really did just meet - and unfortunately are still alive to jest about it.

'Terror Trio' Meets to Talk Shop
Syrian President Bashar Assad hosted Hizbullah head Hassan Nasrallah as well as Iranian leader Ahmadinajad for dinner in Damascus on Thursday night. The trio of terror-supporting leaders denounced Israel and America and discussed ways to aid “resistance groups.”

Prior to the three-way meeting, Nasrallah met with Ahmadinajad to discuss “the Israel threat to Lebanon and Syria,” according to the Hizbullah news service Al-Nahar. Hizbullah, the Shi'ite Muslim terrorist group based in southern Lebanon, who launched rockets into Israel and kidnapped Israeli soldiers Regev and Goldasser that resulted in the July 2006 Second Lebanon War, receives much of its financial and military support from Iran. This continues despite UN resolution 1701 calling for the disarmament of Hizbullah that ended the war in August 2006. Iran has been making up for arms used by Hizbullah during that war and Hizbullah's military might, according to Lt. Col. David Benjamin, who spoke at the Begin Center this week, is now stronger than that of most small nations.

Assad sat down with Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah just one day after United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Syria to distance itself from Iran. Ahmedinejad accused the U.S. of attempting to sever Iran-Syria ties in order to “dominate the region,” and said American diplomats should “pack their things and leave.”

Iran and Syria “have the same goals, same interests, and same enemies,” the Iranian president declared.

Ahmadinajad and Assad agreed to cancel visa restrictions between their countries. Assad told journalists that the trio discussed “Israeli crimes and how to deal with them, and how to assist the resistance forces.” “Resistance” is often used by Arab leaders as a euphemism for terrorism.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Away for a week

Probably won't be blogging as I'll be out for business for a week. Y'all have a quite and safe week.

I'll leave you with this lovely photo, which could have been taken any day over the last 9+ years, but just happens to have been taken TODAY, for ABSOLUTELY NO FRICKEN REASON:

From here

What would the Pakistani women figure skating look like if that crowd was in charge? I'm imagining a fat lady wearing a black garbage bag trying to figure skate - boy she nailed that triple axle...

Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's a miracle, the deaf and blind can hear and see: duh- we think Iran might want nukes duh

To paraphrase Rahm Emanuel, the IAEA are a bunch of .... made-love-to people with issues with intelligence...

Iran Enriches Nuclear Fuel, Says IAEA
The United Nations' nuclear watchdog said it has information suggesting Iran may be working to build a nuclear warhead, an assessment that could escalate the U.S. and other Western governments' confrontation with Iran over its nuclear activities.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, a Vienna-based U.N. body, said in a confidential report Thursday that Iran has impeded agency efforts to establish the true purpose of Tehran's nuclear program.

"The information available to the agency...raises concerns about the possible existence in Iran of past or current undisclosed activities related to the development of a nuclear payload for a missile," IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano wrote in the report.

The expression of concern over the "weaponization" of enriched uranium is a first for the agency.

The IAEA's first report under its new director general underscores what senior Obama administration officials see as a shift at the agency toward a tougher, factually based approach to Iran's nuclear program. One senior U.S. official said Mr. Amano is sticking strictly to the watchdog's responsibilities of ensuring that nuclear safeguards are obeyed.

Egyptian Mohamed ElBaradei, the last director general, saw the IAEA's role more broadly, asserting it in matters of war, peace and international stability.

Nonetheless, the new report puts the U.S. in an awkward position. Officially, White House officials said, Washington is standing by the 2007 conclusions of its intelligence community that Iran has shelved efforts to "weaponize"—or turn its enriched nuclear materials into a nuclear weapon. At the same time, as President Barack Obama pressed for tougher sanctions, the senior administration officials didn't try to refute the IAEA's conclusions.

Iran's "pattern of behavior is very disturbing," one senior administration official said.

The report also confirmed that Iran has produced its first batch of uranium enriched to 20% purity, a level suitable for use in Iran's medical-research reactor. Iran insists its nuclear activities serve only peaceful purposes. Uranium must be enriched much further to be suitable for a weapon.

At least the new guy heading that meaningless toothless joke called IAEA isn't lying and hiding the facts like his predecessor - Al Bardai. Gee - ya think 'cause he's Arab he might have played a role in assisting Iran duping the willfully blind UN?

Here's another clue for the clueless who managed to avoid this issue thus far: Iran is also threatening to commit the next holocaust against Jews. But shhh!!!! don't tell that to certain 'Diplomacy and Engagement' hope'n'change willfully delusional people who are unfortunately at the helms of this great country.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sperm Sprinkled Shiite Beard Exemplifies Arab Logic

According to Nasrallah, it is Israel who wants and will start war - and his upcoming attempt at mass murder of Jews is revenge, which as we all know - Arabs are entitled to murder with impunity.

He also elaborates his plan for mutual distraction between Israel and Lebanon. Such a peace loving megalomaniac blood thirsty Arab Ghandi.

Terrorists keep wishing to impose the equation of 3+2=-1. It doesn't work. If you commit acts of war - you open a war, it's not 'an excuse'. Blowing up an Israeli envoy inside Israel and abducting soldiers is an act of war. Obviously he knows that, so he tries to create an equation where they'll have their revenge, and another one, and another one, and Israel will not retaliate in any way.

It's pretty obvious what's going on here. If you've listened to Ahmedinajad and Assad over the last 3 weeks you'd notice they have already written a certain script for the upcoming summer.

I can only hope that this particular dung beetle, Nasrallah, crawls back to his ball of shit underground for as long as possible. Potentially dying for any natural or unnatural cause. And war is avoided for as long as possible.

If normal logic would ever be employed by the hostile Muslims surrounding and residing in Israel - then they'll accept simple equations. 1=1, 1+1=2 etc... or in other words: If you want peace, sign a peace treaty and abide by it - but if you live by the sword, prepare get a bloody lip. You don't scare a pigeon with wine (if you read that in Hebrew, it makes sense, something about mispronouncing a whore and penis)

Nasrallah threatens to attack Ben-Gurion Airport
Hezbollah secretary-general says 'Israel needs no excuse' to attack Lebanon. 'If you destroy buildings in Dahiya – we will destroy buildings in Tel Aviv,' Nasrallah warns. He slams US President Obama, who he says cannot help Lebanon as he has failed in stopping settlements

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah delivered a televised speech in Beirut on Tuesday, saying that Israel "needs no excuse" to attack Lebanon.

"If Israel wants to, it initiates an excuse," he noted, warning the Jewish state that "if you destroy buildings in Dahiya (Beirut quarter known as Hezbollah's stronghold) – we will destroy buildings in Tel Aviv."

Nasrallah also threatened to attack infrastructures on the shoreline. "I am saying to the Israelis, if you attack the international airport in Beirut, we will strike Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. If you attack our ports, we will attack your ports, and if you attack our oil terminals, industrial zones and power stations – we will do the same to you," he threatened.

The Hezbollah leader added that his organization was "under a wave of threats on Israel's part", saying that "when Israel wants to attack a certain country, it needs no excuses. Even in the July 2006 war, the two hostages were not the excuse.

"If Israel wants, it initiates an excuse. It initiates a failed assassination attempt and blames Hezbollah, the Palestinians or anyone it wants," he said.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Unions, Michigan, Democrats, Stealing away funds from home day care

You can't twist and turn about this and not get steamingly pissed off.

Hey - what kind of freedom is there in America if you are forced to be part of a union? You can't 'quit and work somewhere else' - when it's your home, you are the employee and the employer.

And look at those people who are running this union - look at that fat money grabbing slob! He looks like a scammer. He woke up one day and said 'hey, let's hustle the self employed through our corrupt legislators'. Good thing the Democrats where there to fight corruption and guard the flood gate facilitate, aid and abet as they themselves get funded by this public theft.

Yea - so I went off topic again, not Israel, not terrorism, not antisemitism, not Jihadis - just good'ol Michigan sucks so much post. It's just that I feel cheated. The land of the free? Is this what's America about? I know first hand that it is just the tip of the iceberg with Michigan corruption and idiotic child care laws. Just as anyone with children here should know.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Muslims riot in Italy

I wanted to post a 'Muslims saves babies in Haiti and find cure for cancer', but then reality took over. It's Israelis who send rescue missions to disaster areas and find cures for what plagues this world.

Egyptian's stabbing sparks migrant clash in Milan
Milan's deputy mayor says the fatal stabbing of an Egyptian immigrant man triggered a street rampage between immigrant gangs that left cars damaged and store windows smashed. Riccardo De Corato told the Italian news agency ANSA that the clash Saturday night on one of
Milan's more ethnically diverse streets pitted gangs of North Africans against South American migrants.

De Corato didn't say what provoked the stabbing. But a reporter for Il Sole-24 Ore radio said the 19-year-old victim was knifed after rival gangs of migrant youths started fighting on a city bus, then got off the vehicle. By late Saturday, violence had subsided in the neighborhood along Via Padova

H/T and images from Hebrew news discussion board at

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Yet another - where the heck am I - post

Office's internet still blocking me from posting... at home don't get enough 'me and my laptop blogging' nerd time... and there's some traveling for business/family approaching. I'm still around - just can't get to posting. Have nice weekend...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A note regarding 'secret sources', and terror rumors

Several blogs have picked up on a story saying that there's proof that the Ethiopian plane which crashed after taking off from Beirut was a terror attack by Al Quaeda.

I don't know if that's true but I have several rules I live by which cause me severe doubt:

A. Never trust a single story coming out of Lebanon. In the land of cedar, everyone has a motive, every story contains 20% truth, 80% lies. I have examples aplenty if you're really interested.

B. Never trust the site, especially when there's no collaborating source. It's one guy in an apartment in Jerusalem, connecting news-wire stories, to yeshiva rumors and very active imagination. Sure - when you spray with your machine gun all over the place - you might hit on target every now and then. It is likely he picked up a Shiite based rumor and made it his 'absolute certainty factual proof'.

C. When there are several conspiratory roots to a claim, it is very unlikely to be true. So... they wanted to get Nasrallah who was on route to Ethiopia? REALLY?! The French ambassador's wife was flying coach. Alone. TO ETHIOPIA?! REALLY?!

D. When a 3rd world country's plane crashes - it might be terror - but it could very well be quality of maintenance. (There are proven and known cases of terror based crashes which were hushed down, review items A,B and C to understand why this is likely not the case)

Notice how everyone in the land of militias and terror groups likes to point fingers at virtually non-existing terror group in Lebanon. How convenient. Especially when the Sunni son of a murdered leader is kissing his father's murderer butt, and bends nicely to his new Shiite overlords.

For your consideration.

Monday, February 08, 2010

Outstanding anti-Israel bias in CNN - as Hamas continues to bombard Israeli civilians

This is what CNN publishes:
CNN: Human rights group slams Israel's probe of Gaza conflict

This is what they don't report:
Arutz 7, reporting TODAY:None Hurt as Terrorist Rocket Hits Kibbutz
Terrorists from Hamas-controlled Gaza fired a short-range improvised rocket ('Kassam') at Israel Sunday morning. The rocket exploded in a grazing pasture which belongs to a kibbutz within the Shaar HaNegev Regional Council.

There were no reports of casualties or damage.

Last Wednesday, a Kassam rocket exploded near the security barrier with Gaza, within the agricultural fields of a kibbutz in Shaar HaNegev Regional Council. In this case, too, there were no reports of casualties or damage.

Conclusion: Israeli civilians aren't humans since they don't deserve rights?! No - this is not a far fetched conclusion. Why would CNN chose to word their piece that way? Giving such emphasis to the anti-Semites at Human Rights Watch? No official response from Israel, no in-depth details, giving once again free pass to the terrorists in Gaza. This is CNN - not just unfair and biased, but anti-Jewish propagandists.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Financial Times, study proves I was right to cancel

Had to post this... A financial newspaper or pure ass wipe anti Israel hate rag?
Financial Times sees Israel as main cause of ME problems
Study shows business paper downplays factors integral to conflict, such as terrorism and split between Hamas, Fatah.

The Financial Times views Israel as the key cause of problems in the Middle East, according to a study published by a London-based media monitoring organization this week.

A study published by Just Journalism accuses the international business newspaper’s editorial coverage of ignoring the Iranian threat, downplaying other issues and viewing Israel as primarily responsible for the perpetuation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The report, titled “Financial Times 2009: A year of Middle East editorials,” analyzed 121 editorials from the paper’s hard copy and Web site published in 2009.

The FT placed the role of settlement-building in the West Bank “above any other single factor affecting the conflict” and referred to settlement-building as “colonization” in nine editorials.

The FT is also accused of downplaying factors integral to the conflict such as terrorism and the political split between Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Fatah in the West Bank. Israeli political leaders are depicted as “irredentist,” “hawkish” and “ultra-nationalist,” while Palestinian leaders are portrayed as “moderate” and “conciliatory.”

“This report demonstrates that the FT has repeatedly disregarded salient facts when it comes to the Middle East and disproportionately blames Israel for the region’s woes,” said Robin Shepherd – Just Journalism advisory board member, author of A State Beyond the Pale: Europe’s Problem with Israel and director of international affairs at the Cambridge, England-based Henry Jackson Society think tank.

“For a paper that prides itself on its high standards as an opinion-forming publication, it is regretful that much of the broader argumentation and wider context is being omitted.”

According to the study, threats against Israel’s existence by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad were ignored in the FT’s editorials, while speculation of an Israeli attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities was referred to on numerous occasions.

“The sidelining of Ahmadinejad’s public threats against Israel in its discussion of Iran-Israel relations indicates a narrow approach in which Israel is usually viewed as an instigator of aggression but not a victim of it,” Shepherd said.

“It was a surprise to see how sympathetic the FT was towards despotic regimes like Saudi Arabia, given that its criticism of Israel was so harsh. These findings may surprise the FT’s readers, who tend to regard the FT as relatively apolitical compared to the other broadsheets,” he added.

The FT declined to comment on the findings of the report.

Pure propaganda on pink paper. No - I don't mean communist, I mean the color pink.

What did I miss?

With being very busy at work - and very blocked from internet while busy, I only get to check for headlines at home. My Google-Reader subscriptions has ballooned to 500+ messages over the last two days. With all that - I'm thinking, did I really miss out on that much?

From what I gathered the following really frightening things did happen:
* Syria threatens to invade and take over Israeli towns.
* Iran launches long range missile.
* Egypt exposes Israel's attempts to plan attack on Iran.
* Berluskony a star in Israel
* Hamas floating bombs onto Israeli ports
* Some Palin/Beck/Obama/Rahm/Huffington/Commercials/Abortions/Healthcare thing going on - is any of it really important? (not the subject - just the latest headlines)
* Haiti. Still need your help.
* Economy. Still. Sucks.

I will probably not blog for another week... unless I see something really important. Have a nice, safe and calm February.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Tampa declairs 'CAIR Day', Obama bows

Hmmm... Tampa - not going to visit there - like - ever. Celebrating Hamas offshoot?! And then the US president bows?!

Figures. Obama Bowed to Tampa Mayor After She Proclaimed Nov. 15 “CAIR Day”

You just knew this story would eventually lead to some radical or nutjob…

Obama bowed to Tampa’s mayor this week.

The caption reads: U.S. President Barack Obama bows to Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio at MacDill Air Force Base on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Edmund Fountain, Pool)

Well it didn’t take long to peg this one. In 2008 Mayor Iorio gave CAIR a day named in their honor.
Zimbio reported:

“By virtue of the authority vested in me as mayor of the city of Tampa, I do hereby proclaim November 15, 2008, as ‘Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Day’ in the city of Tampa, Florida.”

Hat Tip Brian B.

CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations) is a civil rights group partially funded by the Saudi Wahhabi establishment and has numerous ties to extremist Islamic organizations.
Maybe that’s why Obama bowed?

Who will Obama bow to next?