Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Conspiracies galore

The New York Sun has a marvelous compilation of this year's best Arab conspiracy theories, proving once again, in the great Bernard Lewis' words, that

The kind of imagination that can turn [Abraham Lincoln's assassin] John Wilkes Booth into a Jew and make him a Zionist agent twenty years before the first beginnings of the Zionist movement obviously has no limits.

My favorite conspiracy theory only barely makes the Top Ten:

An Iraqi Shiite imam,Jalal Al-Din Al-Saghir, gave a sermon on December 16 that was broadcast on Al-Furat TV. He called Al-Jazeera “a TV channel known to be guided by the Mossad and … whose purpose is to damage … Islamic interests.”

Read it all. And weep.

(Hat Tip: GBT)

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Man of the Year: John Bolton

There is only one United States. And there is only one John Bolton, shining a light in the dark, troublesome world of the so-called United so-called Nations.

In response to the savage "Palestinian" murderer's attack in Netanya, Bolton said:

"You have to speak up in response to these terrorist attacks. It's a great shame that the Security Council couldn't speak to this terrorist attack in Netanya, but if the Council won't speak, the United States will."

In a world where stating the obvious can demand a significant amount of guts, John Bolton stands out.

For his tireless support of Israel, for his fight against the depths of the "UN", for epitomizing the best in America, the world's greatest Nation - John Bolton is our Man of the Year.

Addendum: This is one of the best pieces on Ambassador John Bolton, courtesy of Bret Stephens.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Oh, what a beautiful world...

Saturday, December 03, 2005

The so-called United so-called Nations

Bret Stephens is one of the brightest stars in the pro-Western journalistic sky. His piece - in today's Wall Street Journal - yes, times change, and there is a Saturday issue - is as well-written and as clear an indictment of this disgusting and terrifying organization as any.

Of course there's always room for hope, and as reform proposals go, Mr. Volcker's are certainly sensible. But as Mr. Annan himself noted, his real service lies in having shone a lantern into what had hitherto been the U.N.'s most unsightly corners. Critics may charge that the light did not illuminate everything. For most of us, it illuminated enough. "Tall Paul" Volcker has been a lighthouse in a storm.

Could someone please remind me why we have to tolerate this freedom-hating circus in New York? Couldn't it be moved to Paris, Brussels, or Tehran?