Joel Cairo’s Journal – December 16, 2014

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The news this week has been replete with coverage of the Sydney Australia terrorist incident. Beginning with the incident itself, then the Sydney police commissioner on jihad flag: “We’re still trying to work out what exactly it stands for” followed by the eventual raid on […]

What’s the Difference Between a Gunman and a Terrorist?

Michael Zehaf-BibeauCompare the following reports – the first from the Ottawa Sun describing the recent terrorist attack in Ottawa and the second from the Jerusalem Post detailing the also recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem:

Two people are dead after at least one gunman stormed Parliament Hill on […]

When Liberal Preferences Meet Islamic Principles

islmpblcsclsThere was a recent scandal that, as much as anything else, illustrates the intellectual emptiness and moral ennui of the modern liberal man. It occurred in Britain but reflects a wider phenomenon; what can be said about it can be said about happenings in Sweden, France, Holland, […]

Joel Cairo’s Journal – December 6, 2014

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The recent breakdown in negotiations with Iran over its nuclear ambitions was, if anything, predictable. It is a problem that exists in the mind of many western diplomats that the other side in a negotiation has the same goal as they do, and therefore, […]

Joel Cairo’s Journal – November 28, 2014

Joel Cairo

 

Listening to the chatter emanating from the halls of the European Community offices in Brussels this week was, to say the least, disturbing. The seemingly endless requests for recognition of a “Palestinian state,” to one well acquainted with the region, showed the utmost in foolishness, […]

ISIS Uses Chemical Weapon in Iraq; Police Officers Killed

chlrngsThe United States military and law enforcement scientists are investigating reports that the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are using a chemical weapon against the Iraqi military, according to Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday. The ISIS fighters are allegedly using […]

The Downfall of Obama

obmObama has been lying to the folks for a long time. And his supporters were not too keen on Obamanomics. You would have to be real dumb to believe that Obama could turn the economy around in 6 years with his liberal policies. Obama’s friends keep getting […]

Reza Aslan's Marxist (or Materialist) Account of Islam

rzaslnReza Aslan effectively provides us with a perfect Marxist (or at least materialist) analysis of Islam (if not of other religions). Or at least Aslan does so when he’s rationalising or explaining the systematic and large-scale violence done by Muslims almost every single day in at least […]

Duly Noted - From the Blog of the Last Survivor

Duly Noted

The fictitious diary of a well-meaning chap.

Humor bridges the gap between reality and tragedy. In doing so, it demonstrates our ability to be amused, no matter what. This pseudo-journal is translated from the Hungarian. Some inferences had to be sacrificed because of the uniqueness […]

Freedom of Religion is Not a Suicide Pact

My worthy colleague George Handlery recently wrote a piece on how the enemies of freedom are using our constitutional protections and similar freedoms in other nations as a leverage to take over those governments and societies. Mr. Haldlery’s analysis is correct, raising the question of when one may restrict freedoms in the name of preserving […]

Let the Middle East Fight it Out… with a Twist

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

Egyptian president Abdel El-Sisi

If you want to bomb ISIS (Islamic State In Syria aka IS, aka ISIL) from the air, go for it and if you want to put troops on the ground, knock yourselves out. It might be effective or it could […]

The Magical Land of Progressitopia

dtrt2There once was a land, a magical land, with a chicken in every pot. And in this land, which was called Progressitopia, there were two peoples. There were those who saw the world as it was, and there were those who saw the world as they oh-so-very-much […]

Is Islamism a Totalitarian System Like Nazism and Communism?

The concept of a totalitarian state was an invention of the twentieth century. The notion of a state or nation whose government could control virtually all aspects of its citizens’ lives was not conceivable in prior times. It is certainly true that in monarchies throughout history, the average subject had little capability to individually alter […]

The Middle East Civil War: What Next?

mdlestcvlwrTwo generations ago, back when Gamal Abdel Nasser stirred the hearts of third world nationalists all over the globe, there was a term that gained widespread currency: Pan Arabism.

Pan Arabism was the idea the Arab world could be united around a set of common interests and […]

It Depends on What the Meaning of “Is” Is

isJust like Bill Clinton, what is obvious to everyone else, seems to baffle Obama. ISIS is the latest, greatest bully of Islam. So much a bully that as hard as Obama has tried to marginalize them, they keep bouncing back. Even I cringe now to hear him […]

Re-Assessing the Iraqi Situation – Obama Still Hasn’t a Clue

In our last episode yours truly explained a basic problem with the assessment put forth by others and asserted that the ISIS terrorists should not be judged by the same criteria as any similar group, declaring a “caliphate” 50 or 100+ years ago. The fact that this group has access to better financing, better technology […]

President Obama’s Broad Coalition of One

obm-arrgntWith great fanfare and a nationwide, prime time presidential address to the American people President Obama announced the formation of a “broad coalition” that would wage war together to destroy the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL. Although few other details were given about the […]

Misunderstanding the Military

General Patton was famously quoted back during World War II that it wasn’t the job of the soldier to die for his country; his job was to make the other SOB die for his. Patton was correct, as is Rush Limbaugh when he says that the job of the military is to kill people and […]

Brother Rachid: A Message To President Obama From A Former Muslim

brthrrchdBrother Rachid, the son of a Moroccan imam, has posted a video called “A Message to President Obama From a Former Muslim” in which he attempts to give the President a crash course in Islamic studies. He begins by telling the president that he is wrong when […]

If You Want to Get into a Really Big War, Elect a Liberal

 

First Family Vacations In Martha's VineyardIf I pointed out that involvement in every major 20th-century conflict the US was part of occurred on liberals’ watch, it might not be entirely fair. True, there was WWI under Wilson, WWII under FDR, Korea under Truman, and Vietnam under […]

Thirteen Years Later, and we Haven't Forgotten What we Lost

9-11Thirteen years have gone by since al-Qaeda attacked us on American soil, and not yet has a day gone by that I haven’t missed my brother. I was an eight year old child on 9/11/2001. He was just shy of seventeen.

My original plan today was to […]

Changed Circumstances Must Equal Changed Assessment

Just recently I encountered a piece by Daniel Pipes in which he took a somewhat dismissive attitude toward the ISIS / ISIL phenomenon as another of those groups that often appear in the Middle East, but eventually collapse due to internal issues and outside pressures; particularly from rival groups or differing sects that contest their […]

Obama Fails to Warn Americans of Possibility of 9-11 Anniversary Attack This Week

lybnjtsAs the 13th anniversary […]

Wake Up! Hamas is as Threatening as ISIS

Joe Biden Goes Rogue On ISIS: “We Will Follow Them To The Gates Of Hell”

jbdnThe official response of the Obama administration to the recent beheading of two Americans in Syria by ISIS has been muddled at best. The often timid and tepid statements by various White House spokesmen, the State Department, and even the President himself in response to these specific […]








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