Monday, 31 May 2010

Israeli commandos: Gaza flotilla crew tried to lynch us - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Any Naval or Coastguard armed Boarding Party has a strict DUTY to defend its members, retrieve weapons seized from it, and apprehend violent attackers -so why should Israelis be different ? Israeli Naval Commandos: Gaza flotilla crew tried to lynch us - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Sunday, 30 May 2010

http://www.economist.com/obituary/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16055838

Fred Halliday an Irish scholar of the *left* who also stood for universal values and rejected Identity Politic and Communalism which trapped people in traditionalism and tyranny. He therefore supported the 2 Gulf Wars, intervention in Kosovo and Bosnia, the defeat of the Taliban and Saddam. Not trendy but right. http://www.economist.com/obituary/displaystory.cfm?story_id=16055838

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Monday, 24 May 2010

La vie à Sdérot à quelques kilomètres de Gaza

The HAMAS/Palestinian Islamic JIHAD/PRC Siege of Sderot by Noam Bedein

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Killed by kindness - Times Online

Fascinating life and work of American George R Price, 1922-1975, who in 1973 worked on *Hawk-Dove Ratio* with the Briton John Maynard Smith, 1920-2004. That work echoes the *Chicken Game* in the 1955 film *Rebel Without a Cause* and the MAD [mutually-assured destruction ] option. Challenging thoughts both personally and politically. Killed by kindness - Times Online

Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Gaza children's camp destroyed

Where are the global howls of outrage and condemnation at this deliberate, malicious attack on a facility for young children? Or is that reserved only for any destruction arising during an Israeli operation ? Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Gaza children's camp destroyed

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Drug regulator ‘risks conflict of interest’ - Times Online

Behind the crazy Irish [ Cork University ] *Fruit-Bat Sex Harassment* story lurks .. perhaps a very great dealt ..The sequence raises questions. [a] April 29, 2009 Evans emails college Research Vice Pres Peter Kennedy to ask that consultancies held by all college staff be publicly accessible. [b] Nov 2, 2009 English-born Lecturer in Behavioral Science Dr Dylan Evans, 43, calls to his colleague's office, Italian-born Lecturer in Medical Education, Dr Rosanna Kennedy, both in same Unit. [c] Nov 8, 2009, *Times* [ UK ] carries story of Drug Regulator Conflict of Interest, based on research involving another Cork academic, Dr Orla O'Donovan, Applied Social Studies. [d] One week AFTER she was [ allegedly ] so harassed, but also the DAY AFTER the Times story, Kennedy submits her formal complaint against her colleague, Dr Evans. Dr Rosanna Kennedy is married to Research Vice Pres Peter Kennedy and is known in UCC as Kennedy, but she publishes not as Kennedy but as *Salerno-Kennedy* as she is Italian and a graduate in 1989 of Medicine and Surgery from Modena University in NC Italy. She came to Ireland in 2000. Drug regulator ‘risks conflict of interest’ - Times Online

Monday, 17 May 2010

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Strenger than Fiction / Jewish liberals from all nations, unite - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Voices like Alain Finkielkraut and Bernard Henry Levy who have been resolute in denouncing both [a] those on the anti-Israeli *left* who betray their own professed values, and [b] the fanatical Islamicist Jihadis, deserve to be seriously considered Strenger than Fiction / Jewish liberals from all nations, unite - Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Friday, 14 May 2010

A Movement of Hate, Pt. IV

A Movement of Hate, Pt. IV

A Movement of Hate, Pt. III

A Movement of Hate, Pt. III

A Movement of Hate, Pt. II

A Movement of Hate, Pt. II

A Movement of Hate, Pt. I

A well-documented 4-part analysis on *Front Page* of *pro-palestinian* campaigns A Movement of Hate, Pt. I

NORTHERN IRELAND: Acceptable Violence?

UK Tory Minister Reggie Maudling in 1971 mentioned an *acceptable level of violence* in ULSTER [not of course in his Britain ]just like some Liberal-Democrats in todays UK and some influential US circles about Afghanistan or HIZB-allah. Cowardly appeasement never works - as Churchill said in a 1940 radio broadcast - feed the alligator enough and he may eat you last NORTHERN IRELAND: Acceptable Violence?

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Richard Goldstone, Hanging Judge - International - The Atlantic

14 years of shame from 1980 as Apartheid Judge - 30 black South Africans sent to gallows [2 sentenced and 28 rejected appeals ] + 4 floggings Richard Goldstone, Hanging Judge - International - The Atlantic

mipf on bbc manchester

Balanced radio report on open conference of Manchester University UK *Politics Society* - listen to hopeful voice of Gaza student at start and then Irish guy on how NOT to convince Israelis. After it agitators of a student group, *Action Palestine* attacked the vehicle with the Israel Deputy Ambassador

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Semi-masked and semi-headscarfed but un-bowed.


masked and headscarf, originally uploaded by lydia carter.

And in [ only temporarily ] Hamas-occupied GAZA, or in [ equally only temporarily ] Hizb-ALLAH-occupied South Lebanon [ and South-Central Beirut ], the Iranian-Saudi-style Gestapo would say ??
There is also a life-celebrating response , which could be verbalized in Arabic, as Mash Allah, or what in USA might be PTL = Praise the Lord, or in Gaelic-speaking Hebrides and Highlands areas in Scotland, or Ireland, might be *Moladh go deo le Dia*.
What adds massively to this photo is the apparent context - of a vibrant young woman, not only beautiful but assertive and unafraid, rejecting the regime-rigged Iranian *elections*, plus her proud and defiant re-claiming of green as no longer the sole and exclusive property of the obscurantist tyrants who still mis-rule her ancient and fascinating land. The Kremlin tyrants eventually collapsed, and so will their Tehran counterparts, but the spirit manifested in this photo will never disappear, or be defeated.