Anyone other than me think this is a Bad Idea(tm)?

December 7, 2008

African nations want to develop their own nuclear power. This on a continent legendary for poor government, corruption, mismanagement, religious and tribal warfare at genocidal levels, and crumbling infrastructure. South Africa, maybe. But Nigeria? Nailbiting

The only questions are which African locale becomes the next Chernobyl first, and which will be the first to sell material for a dirty bomb to terrorists.

 

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"Jews get killed, but Muslims feel vulnerable"

December 7, 2008

Mark Steyn on the the refusal of the media and others in the West to see the Islamic elephant in the living room when it comes to the Mumbai terrorists:

We are told that the "vast majority" of the 1.6 billion to 1.8 billion Muslims (in Deepak Chopra’s estimate) are "moderate." Maybe so, but they’re also quiet. And, as the AIDS activists used to say, "Silence=Acceptance." It equals acceptance of the things done in the name of their faith. Rabbi Holtzberg was not murdered because of a territorial dispute over Kashmir or because of Bush’s foreign policy. He was murdered in the name of Islam – "Allahu Akbar."

I wrote in my book, "America Alone," that "reforming" Islam is something only Muslims can do. But they show very little sign of being interested in doing it, and the rest of us are inclined to accept that. Spread a rumor that a Quran got flushed down the can at Gitmo, and there’ll be rioting throughout the Muslim world. Publish some dull cartoons in a minor Danish newspaper, and there’ll be protests around the planet. But slaughter the young pregnant wife of a rabbi in Mumbai in the name of Allah, and that’s just business as usual. And, if it is somehow "understandable" that for the first time in history it’s no longer safe for a Jew to live in India, then we are greasing the skids for a very slippery slope. Muslims, the AP headline informs us, "worry about image." Not enough.

 


Pearl Harbor Day

December 7, 2008

I was going to post something about the sixty-seventh anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, but I think what I wrote on the sixty-sixth anniversary is still fitting.

One additional thought, though: from that day until August, 1945, Japan, which was a brutal dictatorship, was our deadly enemy. Decades later, after occupation and reconstruction, they’re our close ally.

Keep that in mind when thinking of Iraq. Thinking

 

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Sunday links fiesta

December 7, 2008

If this is supposed to be a day of rest, why am I so busy? Whatever, here are some links to keep you entertained.

Judicial Imperialism Watch: A Montana judge declares assisted suicide legal, because, well… We put down our dogs when they’re sick, don’t we? Surprise  What was that thing about the legislature making laws? Never mind…. (via Blue Crab Boulevard)

Human Slime Watch: The New York Times, in a quest to prove it can always go lower, gives former-yet-proud terrorist William Ayers space for a self-pitying piece of propaganda an article purporting to show the real Bill Ayers. Yeah, and Walter Duranty told the truth, too. (Links here, here, here, here, and especially here.)

Good News Watch: Corrupt Louisiana politician (but I repeat myself) William "Cold Cash" Jefferson has lost his bid for reelection, falling to a challenge from Republican Anh "Joseph" Cao. Guess all that money in the freezer didn’t help, eh Bill? Rolling on the floor

Worst ex-President Watch: Jimmy Carter is kissing up to dictators — again. Is it too much to hope he’ll move to Montana to take advantage of the opportunities there? Waiting

2010 Watch: Michael Barone thinks Jeb Bush should run for Mel Martinez’s Senate seat. I agree. Meanwhile, California may finally have a serious candidate to take on Senator Barbara Boxer (D-Moron). We’ll keep an eye on this one.

Islamic Terrorism Watch: The religious maniacs who massacred hundreds in Mumbai last month definitely came from Pakistan. Secretary of State Rice piles on, while evidence comes to light that the killers had help inside India.

Too Cute For Words Watch: A little three-year old girl gets her fondest wish for Christmas. If you’re not reaching for a hanky at the end of this, you ain’t human. (More here.)

 

See you later! Peace Sign