”The Tactics of Failure”
“The setbacks the allies have suffered these last couple of days are all due to one thing: some Saddam units acting as terrorists. By pretending to surrender and then opening fire, by relocating in civilian neighborhoods, by shooting prisoners of war in the head, the soldiers apparently still loyal to Saddam are not reversing the allied advance.
“What they’re doing is trying to inflict sufficient damage to improve their morale and increase the costs of the invasion. They want us to fire into civilian areas; they want us to panic at a few atrocities (as in Somalia); they are counting on an American unwillingness to persevere through serious casualties. And they intend to use the Arab media and their Western sympathizers, i.e. the BBC, NYT, NPR etc., to get this message out.”
“The lesson to learn is that we have cornered the equivalent of a rabid dog. It will fight nastily, brutally and with no compunction. Those units who will go down with this regime will not go down easily. After an initial hope that this thing could be over swiftly, I think it’s obvious by now that we’re in for a nasty fight — and the Saddamite remnants will ally with the anti-war media to fight dirty and spin shamelessly.” Andrew Sullivan, March 23, 2003 http://www.andrewsullivan.com
”Palestinian Gays Slaughtered: Hawaii’s “Queer” Left Does Nothing”
“Chatting with a 21-year-old Palestinian man in a gay bar in Tel Aviv was the most interesting moment of my summer vacation. There isn’t much social interaction between Arabs and Jews these days because of the ongoing terrorist war against Israel, but the gay scene is a little bit different. Why do Arab and Jewish homosexuals mix in Tel Aviv? Because Israel is the only country in the Middle East where homosexuals can live in freedom.
“It is not widely known that, along with its war against Israel, the Palestinian Authority is conducting a vicious campaign against its own homosexual population. The New Republic, in its Aug. 19 issue, exposed hideous human rights violations by the Palestinian Authority, which employs special police squads to capture men who have sex with each other. The lucky ones are forced to stand in sewage water up to their necks or lie in dark cells infested with insects; others are simply starved to death.”
From Gay Palestinians Suffer Under Arafat: Yale Herald, September 13, 2002 You can read the rest for yourself at http://www.yaleherald.com/article.php?Article=933
Where, oh where, has the self-named and liberal media exalted “Queer Left” of Hawaii been on this one? Have you seen any protest signs denouncing this? What will happen when news emerges that Saddam Hussein butchered gays in Iraq? It’s well-known that Saddam has given money to families of Palestinian suicide-terrorists who have struck Israel. When it is revealed that he helped fund the slaughter of gays what will our holier-than-thou gay establishment aristocracy do? Will they scream and shout if scud missiles land in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and then support the liberation of the people of Iraq? Don’t bet on it: Bush is in charge, get it?
Check out the punk kittens at this British Web site. You have my permission to turn down the TV and chill: http://www.rathergood.com/punk_kittens/
”Murder Trial Begins”
Check out the Telegraph in London at the link above on the reporting of the
first day of the trial of Volkert van der Graaf, the left-wing animal rights
activist who gunned down in cold blood Pim Fortuyn, the Dutch gay
conservative anti-Islamist political leader who came close to being elected
the first gay leader of a European country and one known for his
unapologetic criticism of Islamist intolerance. As Andrew Sullivan points
out, liberals and the resident-left of Europe did all that they could to
trivialize his murder. Fortunately it is not working.
“I confess to the shooting,” said van der Graaf. “He was an ever growing
danger who would affect many people in society. I saw it as a danger. I
hoped that I could solve it myself.” Could you imagine the explosions from
our liberal snobbocracy if this guy was an American red-neck vigilante with
ties to the NRA or the Republican Party? Members of Fortuyn’s family wore
(real) fur coats to court to show their indignation.
Fortuyn’s murder was a political assassination, as we are seeing in Europe
and also in the US, today’s extremism is from the
appease-Saddam-because-if-we-are-nice-he-might-be-nice-back, and the
anti-Bush-at-all-costs-he’s-an-illegitimate-president leftist nutcases and
hypocrites that has a home in the socialist gay-left. The horrifying part of
all this is that they are allied with the most sinister elements of
Islamofascism, the very people who would murder them on the spot just for
being gay. Some gay-leftists in Hawaii probably sympathize with van der
Graaf. And they worry about Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson? Amazing.
“If we were only so organized, we certainly could be a force to be reckoned with.” I have seen and heard this oft-quoted sentence by a number of liberal gays in Hawaii. The problem is what so many here have been organizing around, namely, a politically over-the-hill liberal establishment wallowing in homocentrism, atheistic supremacy, and victimology. Activists do the odd-ball things they do here not to open doors for the gays and lesbians they claim to be helping, but rather to embarrass as many individuals in the mainstream to keep them in the silence of the closet, and thus give the illusion of unity where none in fact exists. There has never been a gay monolith in Hawaii, and there never will be.
””Me! Me! Me!””
I received a number of calls and emails over the weekend from people rather upset with the coverage of “peace” demonstrations in town as described in the Sunday Honolulu Advertiser. Gays in particular, both in and outside the military, were incensed that well-known gay activist Michael Golojuchmarched under the banner of a rainbow gay liberation pride flag. Even liberal friends of mine were embarrassed.
“Who the hell does he think he is,” a friend phoned, “to put aside the stars and bars for that ugly thing?” Another emailed with, “Can you spell o-p-p-o-r-t-u-n-i-s-t? I can; it starts with a “G” and he makes me sick.”
Well, he and other members of the imperial family that rules the People’s Republic of PFLAG-Oahu do have a constitutional right to march, and I’ll defend that right. I do question the appropriateness of using a gay pride flag, to say the least. As the recipient of those on the gay-left, including Hawaii’s PFLAGers, who have openly called for me and my associates to be silenced I will not jump into the gutter. But when activists come along and use this war to march for the rights of gays to serve openly in the military, when they’ve never called for this before, it does strike me as opportunistic. It says a lot about their character and motives. The Advertiser can help these people all they want, but to their chagrin fewer and fewer are believing their reporting. Opportunism indeed. And denial, too.
”Keep Your Eye on the Prize”
“We are about to startle and reorder the world. We are going to win this thing, and in the winning of it we are going to re-inspire civilized people across the globe. We’re going to give the world a lift.” Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal Online, March 24. This is one of Noonan’s best, and well worth the read. Her perspective on things political and otherwise has always been comforting. Her columns are steadying reading for me; I urge you to do the same. Go to http://www.opinionjournal.com/columnists/pnoonan/
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