Sunday, March 26, 2006

On the Road, III

Pass dal Fuorn / Ofen Pass, March 26th, 2006

On the Road, II

Pass dal Fuorn / Ofen Pass, Engadin-Val Muestair, March 26th, 2006

An Embarrassment of Riches

Zernez, Engadin, March 25th, 2006

On the Road, I

Julier Pass, March 26th, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

Why We Love Richard Perle

Richard Perle truly is one of a kind, as can be seen by this TV appearance on Abu Dhabi TV.

George Galloway: So nobody serious, outside the lunatic asylum of Richard Perle’s circle, any longer believes that the invasion of an Arab Muslim country by hundreds of thousands of Crusading soldiers has done anything to make the world a more peaceful place.


Richard Perle: Let me just say, having listened to George Galloway, that I am not going to insult the intelligence or waste the time of an audience that has tuned to this channel in the hope that they will hear an interesting discussion, by responding to his ad hominem and scurrilous personal attacks. This is what he’s good at. It’s a talent from the gutter, and I’m not going to engage in this.

George Galloway: Show us the shekels.

Richard Perle: I’m not going to engage in it.

George Galloway: Show us the shekels, Richard.

Richard Perle: Needless to say... what he’s had to say deserves no serious comment, and so I’m not going to make any comment about his personal attacks.

But I do find ironic his comment on the absence of democracy in the Muslim world, when the only Arab country to have voted in a free election in living memory is the Iraq that was liberated by the United States, the United Kingdom, and a number of other countries acting in this coalition.

This strikes me as one of the most clear and obvious examples of the moral universes separating a vile, hesperophobic hate-monger from an optimistic, forward-looking giant.

Profiles in Depravity

Courtesy of LGF, a piece that will make your blood freeze.

Pretending to treat the injured men, he killed 43 of them by secretly administering lethal injections, a police inquiry has revealed.
“He was called Dr Louay and when the terrorists had failed to kill a policeman or a soldier he would finish them off,” Colonel Yadgar Shukir Abdullah Jaff, a senior Kirkuk police chief, told The Independent. “He gave them a high dosage of a medicine which increased their bleeding so they died from loss of blood.”

I won't hold my breath waiting for the Independent to realize that our enemies are simply, utterly evil...

Saturday, March 11, 2006

And Then They Came for Spain

Where were you... on the morning of Thursday, March 11th, 2004?

Never Forget.

(With thanks to our friend Eisealuf)

Monday, March 06, 2006

Why the Ports Deal must go through

Larry Kudlow weighs in with a very compelling piece on the Ports Deal with Dubai. I herewith endorse this deal, based on its merits, since so much is at stake:

Opposing President Bush are those with a vision of pessimism, defeatism, and fear. Supporting the president are those with a Reaganite vision that brims with opportunity, victory, and success in the spread of freedom and democratization. Can there be any serious question that the resounding conservative Republican ascendancy and success of the past 25 years launched by Ronald Reagan and advanced by George W. Bush is built on optimism — and positive results? I think not.

Furthermore, I should add that it is, in my opinion, foolish and short-sighted to bemoan the virtually nonexistent economic progress in the Arab world over the past century while, at the same time, punishing those (few) companies who do succeed in today's global marketplace, simply for being Arab.

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Parasitic Mindset

One of the world's greatest bloggers, Nelson Ascher, is back in style, with a number of must-read posts. This excerpt, taken from his latest piece, The Parasitic Mindset, is especially good:

Whatever we create they exploit: from cars and planes to democracy and political correctness, from public transportation to explosives and the UN, from open borders to the internet and investment banking.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"Together, facing the new totalitarianism"

Please read this extremely important appeal, signed by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Salman Rushdie, Bernard Henri-Lévy and Taslima Nasreen, among others.

After having overcome fascism, Nazism, and Stalinism, the world now faces a new totalitarian global threat: Islamism.

We, writers, journalists, intellectuals, call for resistance to religious totalitarianism and for the promotion of freedom, equal opportunity and secular values for all.

The recent events, which occurred after the publication of drawings of Muhammed in European newspapers, have revealed the necessity of the struggle for these universal values. This struggle will not be won by arms, but in the ideological field. It is not a clash of civilisations nor an antagonism of West and East that we are witnessing, but a global struggle that confronts democrats and theocrats.