Thursday, May 27, 2004

Amnesty International - As useful, necessary and effective as the UN!

Amnesty has recently published their annual human rights report.

As might be expected from any self-respecting human rights organization, most of their time and attention is spent on countries where it is at all possible to publish such reports, gather support for their position and possibly even influence public opinion. Countries where public opinion matters.

The US, for example. Or Israel.

The US are the prime target. It must be so nice to know that the bad tidings you're bringing will be lapped up by your soulmates in the local media. It may even compensate for the knowledge that real, true monsters (who also get mentioned, albeit not nearly so extensively as the US) will never even bother to read what you so carefully put down in words. And no newspaper is going to care about what you wrote about systematic murder and starvation in China and North-Korea. There's no gain.

But in America, where people care about mistreatment of prisoners (and it does happen, and it is a problem that should be dealt with) there is a market for this product. It sells, and its spin-offs sell as well.

Amnesty gets to feel important again for a little while.

But wether they realize it or not, Amnesty is destroying the credibility it once had. By equating countries like the US and Israel to countries like China, Iran and North-Korea, it is losing all perspective, and sane people all over the free world take notice.
People living in the US cannot reconcile what they read in Amnesty's report with what they see and hear in their environment. And they'll take their experience over Amnesty's ravings any time. They will stop placing faith in whatever else Amnesty has to say.

By being unable or unwilling to differentiate between countries meaning well but making mistakes on the one hand and autocracies on the other, between misdeeds perpetrated by rogue individuals on the one hand and prescribed by government institutions on the other, Amnesty has made itself a predictable tool of the very regimes it claims to fight, and a hindrance to the countries that have the the will and the power to combat those regimes.

No one is arguing the US are above the law. No one is even arguing allowences should be made. What is wrong is always wrong.
But by comparing the US (and unfavourably too) to China, Amnesty is not helping the case and cause of victims of abuse, rape, torture and murder worldwide. It is detracting and distracting from it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Take it from an Arab Muslim

Nonie Darwish is also a Human Being. If only there were more like her.
Please read her take on the murder of Nicholas Berg, and the Arab mentality regarding.

Thank you Nonie. There is obviously still hope.

Not only give them a state of their own, GIVE THEM NUKES!

In the European parliament, a French member of that august body has no qualms openly suggesting giving the Arabs nuclear weapons. Now. At a time when the murderers are already using EVERY means at their disposal to kill Jews, Americans, and people in general (including fellow muslims).

The Dissident Frogman always publishes bi-lingually. So you can read it in English, as well as in the original French.

Also note the inevitable moral equivalency drawn between Israel and its neighbours.
Quote: 'In reality, here as elsewhere we have followed Washington and persist in closing our eyes to the theocratic excesses of this religious state whose governments are under the thumb of fanatical parties and minorities that are just as bad as the other groups of religious fanatics in the region. That is why we should envisage imposing sanctions on Israel.'

In other words: Jews that vehemently oppose driving a bus on Saturday are equivalent to Arabs shooting and killing a pregnant woman, her unborn child and her four daughters in cold blood. Nice going, psychopath.

France should give nuclear weapons to the people of the Cook Islands, where they perform their tests. The Islanders can then test them in Paris. Now THERE is a an example of true moral equivalence...

Update: Here's the original translation on the site of the Europarliament. There's a photo of the psychopath there, too...

Monday, May 24, 2004

Please please please...

Someone, ANYONE - Shoot Colin Powell!

This sick fuck never ceases to disgust me. The US State Department has a real champ running it this time. I do hope Dubya drops him like the turd he is in his second term.

Best friends with the terrorist bosses, who are not terrorists even when they murder children, because "it may well be political". Murderers become freedom fighters.

If that would hold up for me, I would love to become a freedom fighter by shooting him in the head. For now I'll just use words...

Excerpt: 'It seems that State Department spokesman Richard Boucher feels that the Arabs are murdering us daily, merely to resolve political issues.

And the U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell seems to agree. He said in the fall of 2001 that Palestinian terrorists might just be "freedom fighters." Although Bin Laden's Al-Qaida is clearly a terrorist group, said Powell before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Palestinian groups allegedly lie in "gray areas", areas "that might need to be treated politically." Speaking of Palestinian organizations that regularly target and murder Israeli schoolchildren, Powell instructed the Committee that this is a domain where "one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter."

Is Colin Powell an enemy of the Jewish State? He certainly is not a friend.

Last Saturday, Powell met with the Palestinian leadership in Jordan. He told reporters that he was pleased to have a "constructive talk" with Palestinian premier Ahmed Queri, along with "my colleague Nabil Shaath and so many other of my good friends from the Palestinian Authority."'

Read it all.

I could be jealous...

But I'm not. Bill Whittle at EjectEjectEject has written 2 great pieces, read them here.

A few appetizers:

'Muslims are angrily at war with Buddhists in East Asia. Muslims are at enraged with Animists in Africa. Of course, none of this approaches the sheer hatred that Muslims bear towards Hindus in the South Asia peninsula. And this foaming hatred blanches compared to the white-hot fury Muslims feel to the Christian American Crusaders. And this fury is but a candle to the incandescent, boiling, supernova of murder they feel toward the Jews.

Does anyone beside me detect a pattern here? You know, my Dad told me once, “Bill, if more than three people in your life are utter, total assholes, then maybe it’s you.”'


'The Ayatollah Khomeini, the Santa Claus for your eternity in hell, famously remarked that:

"Allah did not create man so that he could have fun. The aim of creation was for mankind to be put to the test through hardship and prayer. An Islamic regime must be serious in every field. There are no jokes in Islam. There is no humor in Islam. There is no fun in Islam. There can be no fun and joy in whatever is serious."'

and maybe best of all:

'There is a simple enough reason why these Islamists so hate and despise the West, and America especially. It has little to do with our foreign policy. We have taken the side of oppressed Muslims in Kosovo, Chechnya, Kuwait and many other places. We spend billions of dollars a year in aid to Egypt. We’re still waiting for the love to pour in.

No, this is not about reason, as we understand the term. This is about shame, it is about denial, and it is about transcendent revenge. Shouts of Allahu Akbar! were not overdubbed by western propaganda agencies as they sawed through Nick Berg’s throat and twisted off his head. Those are authentic. As they got down to their filthy work they were screaming, over and over in a fit of religious ecstasy: God is Great! Nick Berg was nothing more than an animal sacrifice to them. That is Radical Islam.

The only thing that will appease them is your blood. All of it. Remember that.'

I just LOVE this one:

'Senator Kennedy claims Abu Ghraib is simply Saddam Hussein’s torture chambers “under new management – U.S. management.” Taking him at his word – a somewhat iffy proposition right out of the gate – he apparently cannot see the difference between the humiliation and bullying of enemy combatants, which is shameful, disgusting and reprehensible, and the gleeful, mocking murder, torture and gang rape of over 300,000 innocent men, women and children -- which is something worse. So Senator, here is a helpful analogy which you may find useful: The difference is about the same as pulling over and leaving a young female secretary on the curb in the rain, which is shameful, disgusting and reprehensible, vs. leaving her trapped in the car at the bottom of a river while you look at the bubbles and ponder the political repercussions.

Which is something worse, Senator.'

Read it all.

Sorry but we didn't do it...

Not the first time Arabs kill their own (intentionally or otherwise) and blame the Jews. This one ranks somewhere near the top though. Two Arab children were killed during the Israeli operation in Rafah. Of course the Jews were to blame. Well, it turns out the IDF has photographic evidence of Arab terrorists shooting and killing them (at least I hope it was unintentional but I would not bet on it). Their own CHILDREN.
It's one thing to hit bottom. It's quite another to stay there for all eternity.

Remember what happenend to that Arab Israeli who went jogging one fine day? Got shot to death by Arab terrorists, he "looked like a Jew". At least he became a martyr and got to do the 72 virgin thing, so again it was a win/win situation.

Must be cool when you're an Arab terrorist. Even when you (accidentally or not) kill someone that is on your side, it pays off. Because you can always blame the Jews, and the whole world is jumping to believe you.