discarded lies: friday, december 19, 2014 10:30 pm zst
What's being quelleged isn't even quelque-close-to-true.
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evariste in Discarded Lies:
Kristol sends Bush to Jerusalem
Bill Kristol is calling for Bush to go to Jerusalem, and later, for a strike on Iran. He's right, too. Bush should go, America should strike Iran hard, and Condi should stay home and play her fucking piano and shop for some more fabulous shoes.
WHY IS THIS ARAB-ISRAELI WAR different from all other Arab-Israeli wars? Because it's not an Arab-Israeli war. Most of Israel's traditional Arab enemies have checked out of the current conflict. The governments of Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and Saudi Arabia are, to say the least, indifferent to the fate of Hamas and Hezbollah. The Palestine Liberation Organization (Fatah) isn't a player. The prime mover behind the terrorist groups who have started this war is a non-Arab state, Iran, which wasn't involved in any of Israel's previous wars.

What's happening in the Middle East, then, isn't just another chapter in the Arab-Israeli conflict. What's happening is an Islamist-Israeli war.

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For while Syria and Iran are enemies of Israel, they are also enemies of the United States. We have done a poor job of standing up to them and weakening them. They are now testing us more boldly than one would have thought possible a few years ago. Weakness is provocative. We have been too weak, and have allowed ourselves to be perceived as weak.

The right response is renewed strength--in supporting the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan, in standing with Israel, and in pursuing regime change in Syria and Iran. For that matter, we might consider countering this act of Iranian aggression with a military strike against Iranian nuclear facilities. Why wait? Does anyone think a nuclear Iran can be contained? That the current regime will negotiate in good faith? It would be easier to act sooner rather than later. Yes, there would be repercussions--and they would be healthy ones, showing a strong America that has rejected further appeasement.

But such a military strike would take a while to organize. In the meantime, perhaps President Bush can fly from the silly G8 summit in St. Petersburg--a summit that will most likely convey a message of moral confusion and political indecision--to Jerusalem, the capital of a nation that stands with us, and is willing to fight with us, against our common enemies. This is our war, too.
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Bin Laden spotted in Pak, near China border
PAKISTAN: BIN LADEN HIDING ON CHINA BORDER, REPORTS
Islamabad, 21 July (AKI) - The Pakistani authorities on Thursday ordered the evacuation of a northern area of the country, near the border with China, of tourists and foreigners after receiving intelligence reports of the possible presence of Osama bin Laden in the area. According to Arab daily al-Hayat, the presence of the al-Qaeda leader was reported in the extreme north of Pakistan in an area that borders China and Afghanistan. For this reason hundreds of tourists - most of them European - were made to leave the Chalinji Pass and the Wakhan corridor and the security forces closed all access to the area.

The intelligence reports that had reached Islamabad indicated that bin Laden and his deputy Egyptian doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri - along with other leading figures of the al-Qaeda terror network - had decided to use the area bordering China as a secure refuge as it is not controlled by the US military.

Al-Hayat says the reports were confirmed by Western embassy sources in Islamabad, who indicated that the choice of sticking near the China border was because US military bombers would not attack that area for fear of hitting China.
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Buildup
After spending about ten days softening up the battlespace, Israel is poised to invade Lebanon. Reservists have been called up, teams are already operating in Lebanon, and forces are massing at the border. Hezbollah faces an imminent and total destruction, at long last. The Iranians probably did not expect to lose the fight so quickly as this; they were wrong and they should pay for it painfully. That will come later. For now, Israel must finish the job. Less than one thirtieth of Hezbollah's manpower has been killed; half of their missiles or more are destroyed, but the wicked men who are Hezbollah are far more dangerous than any missiles. So they will be fought and they will be defeated.
BEIRUT, Lebanon Jul 21, 2006 (AP)— Israel massed tanks and troops on the border, called up reserves and warned civilians to flee Hezbollah-controlled southern Lebanon as it prepared Friday for a likely ground invasion to set up a deep buffer zone.

The army's chief of staff said forces would conduct ground operations as needed in Lebanon, but they would be "limited." Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz also said nearly 100 Hezbollah guerrillas have been killed in the offensive in Lebanon.
Oh, but I thought only 2 (two) Hezbollah men were killed, and everyone else was a civilian. You mean reporters lied to me?
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Okinawa to host Patriot IIIs
This is a good move versus North Korea and its patron. However, Okinawa's governor disagrees, dishonestly. It's one thing to say "we don't want any more Americans because they rape the local girls" (and regrettably, they do seem to cause a furor by raping an Okinawan something like once every couple of years or so). A few years ago it was a 12-year old girl, kidnapped and raped by three Americans; they dishonored our nation terribly. In a country as racist and insular as Japan, where thousands of establishments display "Japanese only" signs, the powerful reaction to the levels of rape by US troops (which is out of proportion to their percentage of the Japanese population, and the annual Japanese rape rate, by something like 20 times!) is perfectly understandable. To Okinawan eyes, we're not very good guests, and they didn't want us there in the first place. What is less understandable is the governor claiming there is no threat that justifies deploying the Patriot missiles. Uh, Inamine, dude...look at a map sometime, and draw a circle around each country that hates Japan and hates America. Draw the circles around China and North Korea in red. You will have a lot of circles.
Protesters angered by the announcement stormed a local government building in Okinawa, where residents have expressed a strong desire for a large reduction in U.S. forces. The U.S. already has about 50,000 troops in Japan under a mutual security pact.

Defense Facilities Administration Agency chief Iwao Kitahara called on Okinawa Gov. Keiichi Inamine to support the plan, but the governor denounced it, saying no threat required the move.

"The planned deployment is extremely regrettable, when there is no activity that requires one," Inamine said.
I wonder how many Okinawans participated in the Rape of Nanking.
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The Pianist Is Coming
My question is, who needs Condi Rice? Israel (supposedly our ally, right?) is kicking ass and taking names in Lebanon and Gaza, defeating our common enemy. Did Israel send a Foreign Minister to Afghanistan 9 days into the war there to talk to the people we're fighting? What is the point of this useless excursion? It's to find a way to halt the war before its time. It's not like Israelis want to be at war; they'll call the whole thing off when they've achieved their objective and finished the mission. So why are we butting in? And why is she going to Egypt first?

Supposedly, the goal of this exercise in futility is to get the Arabs to make Syria make Hezbollah back off. Isn't that roundabout, redundant, and precisely backwards? The Arabs don't have any say, and they're probably going to make us give them things in exchange for nothing again, as is customary. I say Israel's actions have done a world more good in Lebanon than Syria ever has, and besides, Syria's ultimate puppetmaster is Iran, which is enjoying all of this immensely, and harbors no great veneration for the opinions of the Arabs. What influence do Egypt and Jordan have on Iran? Bupkis!

Our best move is to shut the fuck up, and clap for the Israelis. We are missing a very good opportunity to shut up.
The United States appears increasingly isolated in refusing to pressure Israel, its top Middle East ally, for a ceasefire in a war that has killed hundreds of civilians, mainly in Lebanon.

Unlike the United Nations and key European allies that want a ceasefire as soon as possible, the United States stresses the need for what it calls a "durable" solution to the crisis before any ceasefire can be implemented.
The reporter here wants you to know that he, she, it, or they is/are archly disapproving of the United States' strange refusal to pressure Israel to take it easy on the genocidal terrorists resistance militants. But they can't say that outright, so they use loaded language and paint their weird little mental picture to convey the message they want to get across. "Increasingly isolated"; "what it calls a "durable" solution". I just get the feeling that reporters make terrible girlfriends/wives/boyfriends/husbands, because they're passive-aggressive, infuriating little shits who corrode your very will to live while somehow contriving to seem innocent and above it all. More than anything, they're graspingly ambitious, social-climbing little asskissers who like to lie that their low trade is a "profession". They're nothing more than malicious village gossips, as they reveal so amply day after day.
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Let's Do Something for Sgt. Leonid Milkin
Sgt. Leonid Milkin deserves help, support, sympathy, and infinite gratitude from his nation. Unfortunately, what he's getting is vile leftist spite, and subliterate, subhuman, coddled and swaddled products of the nanny state spitting on the graves of his family and on his service to the nation. What can we do for him? We can't let this stand. Are we Americans, or what? Let's come together and try to salve the wounds of one of our own. He's in Seattle, Washington, but I wasn't able to find a phone number. This man has lost everything: his family, his home, his whole world has come crashing down because of a senseless crime.

Ideas appreciated.
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