Saturday, February 21, 2015

Larwyn's Linx: The Obama Administration Finally Finds ‘Terrorists’ It Can Hate — You

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Obama Administration Finally Finds ‘Terrorists’ It Can Hate — You: Michael Walsh
ALERT: DHS still preparing for executive amnesty: LI
Obama to seek emergency order restarting immigration programs: The Hill

Our Secret Weapon In the War with ISIS: Racism: Ace
State Dept.: ‘The Solution To Violent Extremism Begins in Your Community’: Tatler
Terrified Obama Admin Plotting Ways To Undercut Netanyahu’s Visit: WZ

Hillary Clinton Exposed, Part I: Corrupt and Clueless: TBP
The Lost Republic Diaries – Part II: Camp o' the Saints
ATF and EPA quietly working on gun control with ammunition bans: Allen West

Paranoid Much? NYC Municipal ID Law Has ‘Tea Party Destruct’ Clause: JWF
The Ferguson protest movement: Ripe For The Plucking.: RS
Race for Chicago mayor splitting Democrats apart over economic issues: WaPo


The Economy’s Worst 8-Year Run in 62 Years: Tom Blumer
The End of Public-Employee Unions?: Garrett Epps
Sorry Obama, Harvard study: poor Muslims LESS likely to be terrorists: Scoop

Scandal Central

Obama’s DHS Suddenly Warning That ‘Right-Wing Extremist Groups’ More Dangerous Than Muslims: RWN
Obama Didn’t Invite FBI Chief to ‘Extremism Summit’ But He DID Invite Russia’s Security Chief: RWN
The Bill, Hillary, Chelsea and His Royal Highness King Salman of Saudi Arabia Clinton Foundation: WFB

Climate & Energy

Global Warming Freezes More Ice On Great Lakes Than In All of Recorded History: Ace
120-year-old record low broken in D.C., one of many today and in the past week: WaPo
UN Climate Chief Accused Of Sexual Harassment: Jerome Hudson


Left mad the Right’s noticed that entire ‘ambivalent about America’ thing Obama does: Moe Lane
Soros’ $10 Million Funds Group Slamming Conservative ‘Islamophobia’: MRC
Bill O'Reilly is accused of making up war stories, having his own 'Brian Williams problem': The Week

Mark Levin: Obama ‘No Defender Of Muslims,’ Reads Anne Frank’s Diary Aloud: PPD
Historian Rips Obama’s Claim: ‘Islam Has Been Woven Into the Fabric of Our Country Since Its Founding’: Blaze
Rudy is Right: Ace


Why the West is Losing: The XX Committee
Terror Strikes Copenhagen: "It Is the Danes' Fault": Lars Hedegaard
Obama Has Egypt in His Sights Not ISIS: Sara Noble

Iran prepares to attack Northern Israel: James Lewis
Report: Iran has direct military presence on Israel's borders: Hayom
Senators Fuming Over CENTCOM Revealing Mosul Offensive Strategy to Reporters: Tatler

ISIS is Islamic, and Obama’s Failure to See This is a Disaster: Keith Koffler
The Ideological Islamist Threat: WSJ
Islamism and Obama’s Dangerous Flight from Reality: Peter Wehner

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Spies Can Track You Just by Watching Your Phone’s Power Use: Andy Greenberg
The world’s most sophisticated hackers made a surprisingly stupid mistake: Fusion
Watch what castAR's projected augmented reality can do: Engadget


From Foggy Bottom to Foggy Top: MOTUS
Done deal: Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao on May 2: Kevin Iole
This Is Why, In Short, I REFUSE To Innovate: Karl Denninger

Image: Dubai skyscraper catches fire; no one killed
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QOTD: "Analogies to Adolf Hitler are hazardous, but some appear obvious in the case of Vladimir Putin. In the first place, Hitler was shaped profoundly by the collapse of Imperial Germany in 1918, just as Putin was by the demise of the USSR in 1991. Both men viewed the state they served ambivalently — Hitler wasn’t much of a monarchist and Putin wasn’t a diehard Marxist either — but defeat was a life-changing ordeal that created new political and social realities which, in time, Hitler and Putin exploited masterfully.

From 1918, Hitler took the lesson that Germany needed moral rearmament more than anything else since, in Nazi telling, collapse at the end of the Great War was caused by moral shortcomings more than military defeats. Thus Hitler’s famous line that, though he was a socialist, he had no need to nationalize German factories because “I shall nationalize the people.” Similarly, Putin considers that the sudden implosion of the USSR was not due to economic or military weakness, rather to loss of faith in the Soviet system. Such a withering away of national morale, and therefore of the state itself, is something Putin will not have happen on his watch. Hence the emphasis on nationalism, unity, propaganda, and religious imagery to bind citizens to the state — which makes a better motivator of average Russians than Marxism-Leninism ever was — as in venerable Muscovite tradition.

Also like Hitler did in the mid-1930’s, Putin in a few months has managed to overturn European diplomacy, through clever and cautious use of force, remaking it in his own, tough image (though Berlin, Paris, and Washington, DC, haven’t quite realized this yet). By re-writing the rule-book of international relations, recasting it in terms of force and will, Hitler and Putin alike created a new diplomatic reality, despite their own weakness, that bears little resemblance to the happy never-never-land of conferences, summits, heated debates over beef subsidies, and cocktail parties that polite Europeans thought constituted statecraft. That naive vision has been steamrolled by the Kremlin over the past year, as surely as Ukrainian volunteers have been crushed under Russian tank treads." --The XX Committee


Anonymous said...

Boehner ,Rinos wholeheartedly agree those damn TeaParty Conservatives are a danger to the Taxing ,spending party

Bob Belvedere said...

Thanks, Doug.