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ID: 1908
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: STOP PLAYING CHESS AND START PLAYING OTHELO
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Body: As I mentioned in my last posting I have noticed a troubling feature of the Iraqization process- Sunnis soldiers/policemen who distance themselves from the coalition forces. In other words, with a few pointed attacks on" collaborators," the guerillas have achieved their objectives. I wonder how much the recent guerilla successes owe to good guerrilla intelligence and how much of that comes from"our" Sunnis. (The idea that Bremer is delaying turning over additional power to the governing councils to assure greater Sunni representation is beyond my comprehension - but, then, Bremer, Powell and Tenant are all unfortunate examples of the Peter principle. They have been promoted beyond their competencies which amounts to keeping the media happy and fabulous networking. - Sorry, criticizing individuals is not my usual cup of tea). <p>Back to my main point - what should be done? Simple - no American humveas, helicopters or anything else in Iraq (or at least in the Sunni triangle) should move without Iraqis on board. Closeness will make the hearts of the two forces grow fonder as will sharing the risks along with the benefits. <p>Similarly, oil revenues should be shared by the Iraqi people through checks sent by the oil ministry to Iraqi families. Not charity but profit sharing. Once the economy recovers, taxation, including on those revenues, should pay for the running of the Iraqi government."Walking around" money to our friends create vicious tyrants like multi-millionaire Arafat. George Schultz supports this idea - so it cannot be economically unfeasible. Let's give Iraqis a reason to support the Red White and Blue. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1909
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: ARABS BEGIN TO TALK TRUTH TO ARAB POWER
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Body: If you wish to hear the unofficial voices of the Arab world, do not look for them in the NYT or on the BBC. Go to <A href="http://memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD60603"> and read </a>the truthful words of Editor of the Kuwaiti Daily Al-Siyassa: The New Iraq Will Be 'the Beacon of Freedom, Democracy, and Respect to Human Rights in the Middle East' <P>He ends his article thus: <blockquote>"Those who talk about American occupation in Iraq are themselves occupying their countries. They are the colonialists of their peoples, using secret services, agents, whips, jails, and torture dungeons whose walls are smeared with the blood of innocent victims. [When we hear these people] we should remember that no one is a better authority on modesty than a prostitute…" </blockquote><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1910
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: TIKKUN ON THE NEW ANTI-SEMITISM
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Body: The identification of a problem must predate its solution. Tikkun finally admits that leftist anti-Semitism is the problem. Its <A href="http://www.tikkun.org/magazine/index.cfm/action/tikkun/issue/tik0311/article/031111a.html"> worth reading. </A><P>It identifies 10 anti-semitic manouvers: Anti-Semites who wish to become proficient in the art of the longest hatred can do so by following some or all of the following ten maneuvers: <P>1. In times of trouble, blame the Jews (or Israel). <P>2. Say that Jews are no longer victims of anti-Semitism because they are economically privileged (i.e. all Jews are rich and rich Jews are worse than rich gentiles). <P>3. Pander to racist stereotypes such as: Jews are arrogant, money-grubbing, power-hungry, self-interested, narrow-minded, clannish, cheap, showy, schemers and plotters who seek world dominion, and religious vampires who drink the blood of non-Jewish children, etc. <P>4. Remain silent about anti-Semitism even if you recognize it, or better still, react contemptuously when Jews bring it up. <P>5. Use ideology to mask Jew-blaming, i.e. point to Jews as the"leaders" (and true culprits) of whatever bad thing you hate that you think threatens you, e.g. capitalism, communism, imperialism, terrorism, Bushism, AIDS, you name it (Jews are currently being blamed for all of these). <P>6. Always judge Jews by a double standard, i.e. if Jews are not better than good, they are worse than bad, e.g. if Israel is racist, it doesn't deserve to exist. <P>7. A particular variant of the last step, but worthy of its own enumeration: Jews in power are more blameworthy and vile than gentiles in power. <P>8. Excuse acts of violence against Jews on the basis of one ideology or another, i.e. they have it coming to them. <P>9. Hold Jews everywhere responsible for the policies of the Israeli government, i.e. if you're Jewish, you're personally responsible for Ariel Sharon. <P>10. And last but by no means least: blame Jews for anti-Semitism e.g. even the Holocaust is our fault. Or, better still, deny that anti-Semitism exists or ever did, e.g. there was no Holocaust, the Jews made it up so that they could come to Palestine and oppress Arabs while plotting to take over the world. <P>It includes the following suggestions to fight the old-ne disease: <P>1) face the fact that Israel is under threat; <P>2) move beyond ideological reflexes and think beyond the boxes of Left/Right, pro-Israel/pro-Palestinian, etc.; <P>3) as Jews, learn to be more tolerant,"less rigid and rageful towards one another"; <P>4) be fair to Israel; <P>5) form Jewish-Christian alliances; <P>6) form alliances with Palestinians; <P>7) restore campus civility;<P> 8) fight"the Big Lies" (the Jews killed Jesus, Jews control Wall St., Jews own the media);<P> 9) honor the dreams of peace. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1911
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: THE WAR MOVED TO THE MIDEAST
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Body: Yes, I know. Iraq is going badly. But we finally identified the problem and following months of denial, are beginning to take some sensible steps to improve matters. I thought the American bombings were over the top, but to my surprise and to the surprise of the BBC reporter who interviewed her, an Iraqi woman, whose windows were shattered, was delighted. Finally, the Americans showed Saddam's loyalists that they can respond, she remarked. <P>Meanwhile, the strategic war on terror is going well - the war on terror moved to the Middle East and Al qaeda is loosing the Moslem hearts and minds. Apparently, Muslims, like Christian, Jews and Hindus do not like to seeing the body parts of their brethren flying through theri streets. <P>Of course, in the Bin Laden's home country an Islamist party is <a href="http://www.khilafah.com/home/category.php?DocumentID=8705&TagID=2"> organizing. </A><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1912
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: THE ISRAELI SECURITY FENCE
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Body: <p>For those of you who question the purpose of the Israeli security fence, <a href="http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/fence.html"> here is the answer. </A>
ID: 1913
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: ARE WE TURNING THE CORNER IN EUROPEAN ANTI-SEMITISM?
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Body: I am becoming an optimists. The EU powers that be are failing in their attempts to hide the decade old problem of Muslim anti-Semitism. It's an old story that was meticulously supressed. <a href="http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1069493454812"> Not so easily anymore. </A><P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1914
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: REUTERS BELIEVE ANYONE IN TERRORISTS.
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Body: If the driver of a car loaded with explosives is only <a href="http://www.reuters.co.uk/newsPackageArticle.jhtml;jsessionid=GMS4BPUQ2Y5ICCRBAEZSFEY?type=worldNews&storyID=409014&section=news"> a"terrorist" </A> who is a bone fide terrorist? Reuters relativism apparently knows no bounds. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1915
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: WHY THE FENCE IS NEEDED
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Body: A friend of mine sent me the address of this <a href="http://www.mfa.gov.il/mfa/fence.html">site </a>. It answers the sad question. Personally, I hope that it will not be needed for too long. But as long as this ruthless war goes on - it sadly is. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1916
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: CHALABI REDUX - SANITY PLEASE?
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Body: I do not like to repeat myself. But the evidence mounts. Sunni Saudi Arabia and Jordan do not want to see a secular Shia lead Iraq. Why? because the sole justification of blocking democratic reforms in their monarchies amounts to"apre moi - le deluge." So our sons and daughters are dying in Iraq and today Leslie Gelb even recommends dividing Iraq. This is from <i>The Man Who Would Succeed Saddam </I> published in the Washington Post. <p><blockquote>The debate over Chalabi has divided the administration dramatically. Some people maintain that the solution for Iraq is"as simple as ABC -- Anyone But Chalabi." <P>"I have never seen such personalization of policy," says Richard Holbrooke, former U.N. ambassador and former assistant secretary of state."It has created the impression of a dysfunctional family," one senior administration official admitted. <P>And the politics become more Byzantine every day. So intense is the division that a very senior administration official suggested that some of his colleagues had allowed their feelings to hurt the war effort:"Some people seem to be more eager to block support for Chalabi than to mobilize every possible source of opposition to Saddam," he said."That is one of the reasons there were not more Iraqis mobilized in the free Iraqi forces when the war began." </blockquote><P>Really shameful. <P><!--endFragment--><P>
ID: 1917
Uid: 9
Author: 0
Category: 40
Title: LISTENING TO DE VILLEPIN DOES NOT SAVE TURKEY
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Body: Listening to the BBC and reading the papers left me feeling like Alice in Wonderland. Turkish officials and the media united in blaming Turkey's good relations with the US for the burst of terrorism on its land. BUT let's not forget the facts. Before the Iraq war Turkey was forced to choose between the EU and the US - French foreign minister flew to Ankara to deliver the message personally. The Turkish government chose the EU. It refused to permit the US to use Turkey as a base for attacking Iraq from the North. For America this meant a longer war and, more importantly, a war which failed to subdue the Sunni Triangle. Much of the current trouble in Iraq is due to that Turkish decision. <P>It was only after a visit to Europe put into question the French-German promise to treat Turkey like a Christian state and let it join the EU that the Turkish government decided to mend its fences with the US with a conditional offer to sent Turkish troops to help in Iraq. Of course, sending Turkish troops to Iraq was as culturally sensitive as sending German troops to Bosnia. But, then, no one asked the Serbian population of Bosnia. In any case, Bosnia has long since emerged as the European base for Al Qaeda. Iraqis were asked and to Turkish relief said no. In other words, Turkey is not attacked because it cooperated with the US. Like Saudi Arabia, it was attacked despite the fact that it has NOT cooperated. But, if the truth is recognized it will be Bush and Blair who will be vindicated and not the protesters and that is too bitter a pill for the Bush hating media to swallow. My heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. NO, they did not deserve this. <P><!--endFragment--><P>