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Turkey, Syria and Xymphora

1. So let me get this straight. Turkey, which is aiding the wacko-dominated Syrian National Council in its efforts to violently overthrow the government of Syria, is pissed off because Syria shot down a Turkish war plane (American made, but I digress) that appears quite likely to have violated Syrian air space. So pissed of in fact that it has called for a big NATO meeting to discuss the issue. Turkey isn’t quite at the point of invoking article five of NATO’s charter, but it is very close. Furthermore, Turkish PM Erdogan has just stated:

“Every military element from Syria at the Turkish border that forms a security risk and danger will be assessed as a threat and be treated as a military target.”

Let me digress for a second. With all of this war-mongering going on, why the hell are the Palestinians expected to act like a bunch of pussies? End of digression.

As he said this the Turkish press reported that Turkey had just sent a military convoy to its border with Syria.

I’m confused.

When Israel attacked the Mavi Marmara and killed nine Turkish citizens (one of whom was also an American citizen, but who gives a shit about that, certainly not the Israeli Vice President for American Affairs, Barry Sotero) Turkey did not call a NATO meeting (that would have been really cool, but I digress), nor is Turkey, as far as I am aware, supporting HAMAS and other Islamist elements in Gaza in their violent efforts to throw off Israeli occupation by providing the kind of assistance it is providing the Muslim Brothers and associated wackos in the Free Syrian Army’s efforts to violently overthrow the Syrian government. (See this excellent article on the crisis by Pepe Escobar.) (And please don’t tell me about Erdogan’s posturing about Israel – I am well aware of it and I do wish Americans could at least talk that talk, but it’s more for show than anything else.)

Erodgan may be posturing, but he is bringing his country very, very close into participating in an all-out NATO war in Syria.

I’m no fan of the evil Bathist government in Syria, but perhaps NATO should consider invading a different state in the Middle East, one that actually is a serious threat to world peace. Bull-fighting will return to Barcelona before that happens.

2. Here’s something else we don’t understand here at Mantiq al-Tayr.

If you are Muslim in the US you are subject to all sorts of illegal surveillance by local, state and federal authorities simply because you are Muslim. If you are Muslim and stupid enough to get on the net and express some sort of sympathy for Muslim wackos you are run a real risk of having the FBI or the NYPD and Yahweh knows who else trying to entrap you into a stupid illegal plan only a Shas Party or al-Qa’ida member could possibly think would be a good idea.

However, the Free Syrian Army has just opened up an office in Israel’s second capital, Washington, DC and has named the office the Syrian Support Group, despite the fact that the Obama administration, according to this article, is quite suspicious of the Syrian opposition’s ties to real al-Qa’ida extremist types. I bet the FBI doesn’t do a sting to bring these assholes down because it might find real terrorists.

I wonder how relations will be between the Syrian Support Group and AIPAC? Maybe Grant Smith could have someone take photo graphs of who goes in and out of this office?

3. The intriguing and mysterious and excellent blogger Xymphora has been quite ill for most of this month. Please go here and wish him well.

4. Have to close, still on the road and probably won’t be blogging regularly until mid-July. However, here’s a little bit more on Barcelona.

A very politicized city and culture. People are extremely aware and politically active in the city and in other parts of Catalonia. I hadn’t been here for a full day before I saw my first protest march. It was against the Bankers and was well organized.

They also like to have fun and at any time you might see some really cool stuff. While we were sitting in the El Born neighborhood at one of the 12 million cafes nestled in the wonderful narrow and beautiful side streets of the city, suddenly the sound of a well-played drums began to come closer and closer.

They were coming right down the street to the intersection where we were sitting and then stopped and performed in the square. The dancers included a couple of appropriately clad women, not that I expect Shas Party members to understand what I mean. In addition, locals and tourists joined in the dancing.

Here’s a couple of photos I took and then a link to a video by the group on youtube. They call themselves Barakumbe – they have a definitely Brazilian flavor which blends in quite nicely in Barcelona.

A few of the drummers

And:

Some of the dancers

Oh, and one more.

Contrary to all the rumors I know will ensue, the guy in the purple shirt is not Mantiq al-Tayr. (Kind of wish it was, but no, plus he’s too old.)

And here’s a short clip of Barakumbe on youtube. There are many more, most of them about 8 to 10 minutes. May as well dance, play drums and have a cerveza, cause we are all fucked.

America’s Choice

Photo courtesy of Skulz Fontaine

(Here’s the link.)

1. “The video of US marines urinating on Afghan corpses does not shock me. Though their behavior is disgusting and unacceptable, I find the public’s reaction to this video far more troubling. People are not outraged that there are dead Afghans; they are outraged at the manner in which the dead are treated. This is indicative of our culture’s tolerance for war and war crimes – as long as they are done in a gentlemanly fashion.”

That quote is from Ross Caputi, a former US marine who believes he facilitated  war crimes in Iraq.  In the same story he writes:

“What did not make it into the news was my behavior in Fallujah and the behavior of others in my unit, which I am certain would have elicited outrage equal to that elicited by this video of the urinating marines. I believe that the second siege of Fallujah can correctly be characterised as an “atrocity-producing situation”. Our false beliefs about who we were fighting, our dehumanisation of Fallujans, our desire to “see combat” (a cute euphemism) and to get a confirmed kill, and our longing for revenge for lost comrades against a faceless enemy all conspired to create a bloodthirsty and lawless atmosphere.”

Mr. Caputi got out of the military in 2006 and has been advocating against war ever since. He is also the founder of the Justice for Fallujah Project. He is a young man who has looked at himself in the mirror, didn’t like what he saw, and has had the courage to admit his mistakes and to try to correct past wrongs.

Give his website a visit. Yes, he does use Chomsky, but cut him some slack. Please.

Dana Loesch is a college drop-out loudmouth hater of Palestinians and is a blind supporter of Israel.  She is the editor of an on-line site called “Big Journalism” run by a right wing Zionist Jew wacko named Andre Breitbart famous for exposing Weiner’s weiner.  She is also a self-described “Jesus freak” and home schools her two kids.  Having chosen the opposite path of Mr. Caputi, she advocates pissing on dead Muslims after you murder them.  Therefore she is qualified to work as a commentator for CNN.

Bascially America has a choice. It can do what Mr. Caputi did and try to right itself and make the world a better place, or it can do what Ms. Loesch advocates, killing people and then pissing on them.

2. In the aftermath of the roaring success of our interviews a while back with some of the Republican candidates, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr decided we’d go one better than that.  Using a new device created by the tuyuur here called the “Buraqophone” we were able to locate, find and then sit down and interview Jesus Christ. Here are some highlights:

MT: How would you like to be addressed?

JC: I’m kind of tired of everyone calling me “Lord and Savior” – it really kind of gets you into an ego trip. How about just Jes?

MT: Sounds good. Okay, Jes, you said and did quite a few wonderful things in the gospels. What was your favorite saying?

JC: Well, you know, I really don’t think about that stuff too much anymore. Nobody else paid a bit of attention to it, so I’ve pretty much said fuck it to the gospels.

MT: WTF?

JC: Yeah. Like when I said that the “meek shall inherit the earth” that was just wishful thinking. I should have said “The Rothchilds will own everything, get used to it.”

MT: What about all that stuff about peacemakers and not killing people?

JC: Hahahahaha, please, you really are funny Mantiq. Give me a second to catch my breath. Yeah, I remember talking about that shit. I said stuff like:

” Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” And right after that I really got carried away when I said:

“Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”

Anyway, I really got carried away.  What I should have said was that sometimes a man has got to do what a man has got to do and if you need to kill someone, just do it. Don’t make a big thing out it, just kill the son-of-a-bitch and get it over with. Oh, and I strongly suggest that right after you kill someone, whether it’s your brother, or your real or imagined enemy, pull out your schlong and piss on him. Oh, and make sure somebody there has a cell phone to take the video, we love that shit up here in heaven, it keeps us loose and from becoming holier than thou. Know what I’m saying?

MT: Aren’t you the guy who said:

“But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.”

JC: Well, yes I did, but it’s not set in stone you know? Seems to me that if you just let people push you around then you deserve it. I think people need to get out there and be more in your face, more aggressive, you know. Sure, love your neighbor, but screw your enemies.  If some country has something you want, go get it. If they don’t like it, kill’em. Then piss on them.  If I were down there right now I’d drop trou and I’d piss on every fucking dead Muslim I could find.

MT: Wow. Okay. Uh, I think I’m out of time. I understand you have another interview scheduled?

JC: Yeah, some old Arab bitch who can’t get a job anywhere else is coming. Let me look at my notes: yeah, it’s Helen Thomas. Would you like some Israeli hummus before you go?

MT: No thanks, I support the BDS movement.

So I guess Christians have a choice. They can believe in the Jesus I interviewed or they can believe in the Jesus of the gospels (and the Quran, but I digress).

3.  Here’s one more choice for you all. The first video is Ross Caputi, the second is Dana Loesch.

Just pick one. I know which one I’d pick.

The Idaho Caucus

1. By now you are all aware of the great victory that Zionism won in Iowa. Ron Paul, the only person there worth not kicking in the balls,  received, so we are told, 21% of the vote. This means that in Iowa, a Bible-butt-plug state, almost 80% of its so-called conservatives who voted are stupid Fox-News-watching war-mongering Zionist-Bullshit-born-and-raised assholes. This is assuming that the results are not in and of themselves a pile of steaming Zionist Bullshit.

Well, the nagging and bitching tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr felt that shitting-on is believing and they held their own conference of the birds (despite my arresting some of them and plucking their feathers) and demanded that we here at Mantiq al-Tayr host an “American Winter” Conference where we would question the Republicans on some issues that deeply affect the average American trying to survive the onslaught of the Federal Reserve, the Rothchilds, AIPAC and bad patriot radio.

So was born the “Idaho Caucus”. Yes, the (sad) state of Idaho is now the location of the most important of all primaries. On the eve of the Idaho Caucus, which takes place on the 33rd of January, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr hosted all of the Republican candidates not in the cross-hairs of the Mossad and we even had a couple of recent drop outs drop in as well. The major voting on January 33 will be in Idaho’s capital city, Bumfuck, a city which whose mayor,  Marcus Glennius,  is struggling to keep above water.

Bumfuck’s mayor welcomes you 

(click here for source photo. It’s from the 2008 movie “Big Game” which I just have to see. )

The vote will be held in Bumfuck’s largest town hall, the Hatikvah Dome, in downtown Bumfuck at the corner of Deir and Yassin streets named in memory of the Holocaust.

Times are tough in Bumfuck

The candidates came into Bumfuck last night by broom and we held our interviews with them in the Bumfuck Auditorium and Recreational Center downtown between the US Army recruiting center and the local crack  house.

The candidates who spoke with us were, in alphabetical order:

Michele Bachmann

Newt Gringrich

Rick Perry

Mitt Romney

and

Rick Santorum

We didn’t invite Ron Paul because, well, it’ll be obvious pretty soon.

Anyway, here’s how the interview, led by yours truly, went down:

(Note to Shas Party members, this is satire. Red highlights are not only mine, but they are the only actual quotes.)

MT: Mr. Santorum, let’s begin with you. Lots of older voters voted for you in Iowa yet you favor cuts in social security by raising the retirement age to something like 105 and for turning part of the system over to a bunch of crooks in the private sector. Once people in their late 50’s and early 60’s figure this out, do you think you have a Herman Cain’s chance in a NOW convention of getting elected?

Santorum – Right now the single most important thing this country can do is put aside more money for Israel. My program will allow us to give Israel three or four times as much each year for the development of its military and to consolidate the emerging Israeli cities in Judea and Samaria. As you know All the people who live in the West Bank are Israelis.  There are no Palestinians.  This is Israeli land.”

MT: Mr. Gingrich, perhaps you could answer the question about social security. What is the future of this fund that so many Americans have paid so much into?

Gingrich: Rick Santorum is a traitor to the state of Israel. My program will allow us to directly transfer social security taxes to holocaust survivors in Israel while allowing us to give Israel 5 to 6 times the current aid Israel officially gets from the United States.  “The Palestinian claim to a right of return is based on a historically false story,” “These people are terrorists. They teach terrorism in their schools.” I say fuck’em.

MT: Ah, Mr. Cain, we weren’t expecting you to show up for this. Since you are here, perhaps you could address the question of the future of social security.

Cain: Social security, that’s uh, that’s uh, well it has social in it so that must mean its socialistic or something. I’ll get back to you once my biographers tell me what to say.  “I think that the so-called Palestinian people have this urge for unilateral recognition because they see this president as weak.” I say let’s just clean out the whole area and if a bunch of these so-called Palestinians die, well that’s just tough shit. Oh, and my program to wipe out social security completely now and forever will allow us to give Israel each year 10 times what it is getting now. By the way, I really like Jewish pussy.

MT: Ms. Bachmann, perhaps you could bring some sanity to this discussion, but I digress. Anyway, please let our aging population know how a Bachmann administration would swallow, handle, the social security issue.

Bachmann:  My plan is to simultaneously move the US embassy to Jerusalem and transfer the entire social security trust fund to the Jewish Agency my first day in office. If a bunch of old-fart anti-semites don’t like it, well we’ll just have the military arrest them as terrorists and toss their asses into Gitmo for ever. Hahahahahaha. God, I’m funny. I am the only candidate here who really is an Israeli. I’ve worked on a kibbutz. When I was there We worked on the kibbutz from 4 am to noon. We were always accompanied by soldiers with machine guns. While we were working, the soldiers were walking around looking for land mines. I really learned a lot in Israel.” “I am a Christian, but I consider my heritage Jewish, because it is the foundation, the roots of my faith as a Christian.” See, my heritage is Jewish, which means I am Jewish pussy. Keep your hands off of me Herman, you schvartse. Jesus fucking Christ, the last thing we need is another dumb schvartse in the White House.  See, I really am Jewish. Anyway, under my plan, the US could give Israel 20 to 30 times what it is giving now. Oh, did I mention that I am the only candidate who made an entire video dedicated to Israel, you can go here to see it on youtube.

MT: Mr. Gingrich, uh, what is it you are listening to right now on your Ipod?  I need you to talk about social security and other issues of critical importance to the average American.

Gingrich: I’m listening to this incredible broadcast about me damn near getting arrested by the FBI back in the 90’s for  a huge bribe scheme involving a bunch of Israelis and pro-Israeli Jews. It’s by Mike Piper, never heard of the guy, but man he has basically proven my devotion to the state of Israel – unlike all these anti-semitic candidates you’ve gathered here. Look, social security has the half-life of one of my marriages. Forget it you bunch of pathetic losers. No one gives a rat’s ass about your stupid little social security checks.  What you all need to do is support my program to wipe out the Palestinians – not that they even exist –  but I digress. Let me finish listening to this thing. You know, you should make his website your featured website on your next post.

MT: Mr. Romney, you are immensely wealthy to a degree that is obscene really. How do you feel about helping out little old ladies living on social security?

Romney: First of all Israel is our only ally in the Middle East and I need to correct the anti-semitic statements of my colleagues here.  ” I will travel to Israel on my first foreign trip. I will reaffirm as a vital national interest Israel’s existence as a Jewish state. I want the world to know that the bonds between Israel and the United States are unshakable.” And as soon as I get to Israel I will get on my knees on the tarmac and give Netanyahu a blow job. Furthermore, I will pay not just to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, but I’ll also move the goddamn US Congress there too, this will cut down on the need for all those congressional trips to Israel. And I’ve decided to give all of my wealth to the Jewish National Fund and I will probably have Camp David moved into Kiryat Arba. In my first Defense Authorization Act, I will see to it that Israel gets 40 times as much money from the US as it does now and I’ll have anyone who objects to this treated as a terrorist, arrested by the military and sent to Gitmo forever. Now what was your question?

MT: Mr. Perry, any comments on the future of social security? Can any of you mother fuckers even spell social security?

Perry: First of all, I have already given Netanyahu a blow job. Second I consider the Israeli settlements to be legal, from my perspective, and I support them.” In fact, I think they should build even more settlement’s, after all “it’s their land.” When I become president Strategic defensive aid, strategic aid in all forms, will increase to Israel,” because Israel will be “the cornerstone of my larger global strategy.” I mean, who gives a fuck about the United States being a cornerstone of US policy? You’d have to be fucking nuts. Israel yesterday, today and forever. Jesus loves you and he wants you to kill the Palestinians, the Iranians, in fact, pretty much everybody. Praise Jesus. Oh, and I’ll see to it that Israel gets 666 times the money it presently gets from the American taxpayers.


MT: Mr. Santorum, back in the 1960’s manufacturing accounted for 25% of the GDP in these United States. Today, manufacturing is about 10% of US GDP. What can you do to re-invigorate this once vital sector of the US economy which provided good jobs for average Americans?

Santorum:  Well, look at it like this. Iran is Israel’s enemy, therefore Iran is our number one enemy and we need to put an end to Iranian hegemony in, well, in Iran to start with. You know those Shi’ites have nukes up to their assholes, so I say we start a great big fucking war with Iran. This will put Americans back to work and will probably also kill quite a few of these useless eaters off.  I have a long history of advocating wars for Israel – you can see this 2006 interview where I basically just made up everything I said out of thin air and you can see me foaming at the mouth during this very recent interview where I note that Israel is setting the standard for what the US should be doing in Iran in terms of perpetrating acts of international terrorism.  And, speaking of Mike Piper, Gingrich is full of shit when he says that Piper shows that Gingrich is the ideal bitch for Israel. Right here in this latest podcast of Piper’s he shows that I am da bitch when it comes to bending over forward and backward for Israel. And yeah, you need to feature his website.

MT: Okay, one last question and since all you people care about is Israel, I’ll ask about that. How many more people must die for the state of Israel? Let’s start with you Herman.

Cain: It’s not about dying, just like General Eisenhower said. Hmmmm, I think it was Eisenhower, you know, the guy who they made that movie about. Anyway, maybe it was General Marshal, or Custer, can’t remember. Oh Lee, that’s who it was.   Anyway, it’s not about dying for our country Israel, it’s about killing for Israel. Let’s bring on that shit!

MT:  Mr. Perry, you’ve been pretty silent. How many more people must die for Israel?

Perry: Not sure, but why even ask? Anyone who dies fighting for Israel goes straight to heaven so I say let’s send all of our poor people over to Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and England to achieve martyrdom. Then we won’t have to pay them shit. No social security, no nothing. And if we give a few pieces of tin as medals to some of them, they’ll be willing to die some more. Fuck, and you people think I’m a stupid son of bitch! I am, of course, but you fuckers vote for me and people like me, you get what you deserve.

MT: England?

Romney: Yeah, fuck the queen, I’ve never liked that royalty shit.

MT: Maybe we can talk later, but I digress.

MT: Well goys and girls that wraps it up here in Bumfuck, Idaho. We’re fucked and I am signing off.  If we are lucky, the Mayans were right.

And it was then that I awoke in a cold sweat. All the tuyuur here at Mantiq al-Tayr were quite relieved. “It was just a nightmare,” they told me, “calm down, have some Israeli hummus.”

It was a nightmare. And it is a nightmare.

Your nightmare.

2. Here’s a very short video by the great folks at Sheikh and Bake Productions. I think they made it so short specifically so that Shas Party members would not have their attentions spans exceeded.

101 Ways to Screw Palestinians

This little cretin won’t be visiting

this Israeli spy in prison

1. Israel is such a racist state it is almost impossible to believe. While Jews can go anywhere they please and live anywhere they please whether or not it is in violation of international law or standards of common decency, the Palestinians in the West Bank have to deal with literally 101 different types of permits that limit their ability to move. For example:

“There are separate permits for traveling to a wedding in the West Bank or traveling to a wedding in Israel, and also for going to Israel for a funeral, a work meeting, or a court hearing.”

But any Jew can just go anywhere he damn well wants and can do so on roads reserved exclusively for Israeli citizens – roads built to the land of the Palestinians in the West Bank.

The system is not only there to make the lives of Palestinians as miserable as possible, but it is also there to recruit quislings for the Israeli government.

“The checkpoint-monitoring organization Machsom Watch claims that the Shin Bet security service uses the permit regime to recruit informers. Palestinians whose permit requests are rejected “for security reasons” are often invited to meetings with Shin Bet agents, who then offer “assistance” in obtaining the desired permits in exchange for information.”

I can’t imagine why any American could ever support such a hideously bigoted country. Why is shitty little Israeli the apple of our eyes? I can’t figure it out. There must be some reason? Could it be Muslim extremist ownership of our major media? Well, that could be part of it. Of course, the Muslims also run most of our banking system which is why our banks do not lend money with interest and why no one in this country is in dept to their eyeballs to credit card merchants. Plus, with the Muslim extremists makeing our moving, writing our books and plays, and running our television industry, I guess the American people decided that they had to counter it somehow, someway, via their support for Israel, a country founded on the basis of screwing Muslims (and Christians, but I digress).

Yup, that’s gotta be it.

2. Now here is a truly weird article and much more has got to be going on (which the article does note casually.)  An unnamed Israeli firm has been selling internet monitoring equipment to Iran but didn’t know it was doing so? You’ve got to be kidding. Yeah, they just sold it to a guy in Denmark where the stuff had the labels removed and it was sent to an Iranian dude named Hossein who speaks perfect English. Oh, and then the article complains that police states (meaning Iran) should not have this kind of equipment. This equipment should only be used in democratic countries?

And of course the Israelis would never have built any kind of backdoor into the system now would they? No, they are too stupid for that.  Even though the article notes, in a different context, the following:

“Many companies selling surveillance equipment that connects to the Internet have the ability to monitor their own customers, and governments could require them to do so while tightening export laws.”

Gee, I wonder if this is how the stuxnet virus got spread?

The product is called Netenforcer. A simple google search leads to a company called Allot Communications. Here’s a link to their management team.  Do these guys strike you as a bunch of dumb asses.

It should also comfort you to note that the company seems to be quite active in the US and appears optimistic about its future here – especially if the FCC does what it wants.

” But American carriers are beginning to contemplate purchase of Allot’s systems for bandwidth management reasons alone. If the F.C.C. eventually allows them to implement variable pricing schemes, the way it’s done in Europe, demand could enjoy a further jolt.”

3. All of our work in the we’re fucked movement is not in vain. Shining light on evil agendas can help thwart them. Case in point. ADL strong-man Abe “Free Jonathan Pollard” Foxman, was recently thinking of going to visit Pollard in prison. But there’s been so much attention shed on the Pollard case that Abe decided he didn’t want his visit to become a media event acknowledging that it could backfire. Remember, Foxman’s goal is to get this Israeli spy out of prison, therefore in order to pursue his goal – helping an Israeli spy – he has had to cancel his visit to Pollard.

I may have gone quietly and privately” to visit Pollard, Foxman said, “but I am certainly not interested in media hype, which is to little avail. It may make some people feel good, but I don’t think it’s going to bring him closer to freedom. In fact, some of the public manifestations of this sort have been counterproductive.

Ya think?

Pollard had invited Foxman and six other Jewish leaders to come visit him so he could thank them for their assistance to Israel in getting one of its spies out of jail.

Pesach Lerner, featured here on Mantiq al-Tayr in the past, send a letter to Foxman and to:

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations executive vice chairman Malcolm Hoenlein, Jewish Council for Public Affairs president Rabbi Steve Gutow, Florida philanthropist Michael Adler, and the heads of the three major American Jewish streams.

About half have accepted the invite so far. The date has not been set.

Hey you FBI guys who read this site. When these creeple make their visit to Pollard’s cell, lock them all in at once.

4. And last but not least, if you can’t decide what to get for uncle Abe or brother Dan Shapiro for Christmas, we are having a fire sale on this great device:

The Zionist Bullshit Filter Lite

As we wrote in our advertisement for this product when it came out in 2010:

“This easy-to-use device is guaranteed to remove hundreds of newspaper column inches of Zionist Bullshit from your newspapers each day. Plus, if cleaned properly, it will remove up to 500 megabytes of Zionist audio and video bullshit from radio and television programs you “enjoy” on your computer, DVR, or on DVD. Once your newspapers and radio and tv programs have been purged of all the Zionist Bullshit that is in them, you’ll won’t have to spend so much time reading and listening to crap you know is bullshit and waste all that time filtering it out yourself.”

We have updated the product for the new year by adding a wi-fi capability that will now allow you to filter all of the Zionist bullshit out of internet sites you visit.   This means, for example, you can read Prison Planet and Info Wars in a matter of seconds each day. Order now and we’ll throw in an autographed picture of Mike Piper mud wrestling Abe Foxman,  a Mahmoud Ahmadinejad nuclear powered coffee thermos, and a roll of toilet paper that says “Free Jonathan Pollard” on each sheet.

All this for only $666.66.

And if you call the Israeli embassy at (202) 364-5500 and order right now you will:

1. Piss them off.

2. Get in trouble.

3. Laugh your ass off.

Note to Shas Party members: The product is not yet available in Iowa.

5. If you sing or play O Little Town of Bethlehem this Christmas, please think of the people who actually live there under a racist military occupation. Some people, such as the wonderful woman who wrote this article, refuse to sing it this year. I don’t know her personally, but she’s got a great Christian spirit. It’s worth reading and posting. I mean it.  Send it to your Christian Zionist friends, if you befriend such people.

It reads in part:

“How will we respond to this call? Will this be the year we ‘set aside sanitised pleas and empty prayers, stop listening to internal gatekeepers, reject Israel’s manipulation of Christian theology to serve militaristic ends, and demand that all Church leaderships … call for true justice in Palestine.?

“And let us not sing ‘O little town of Bethlehem’ until we have acted on this call.”

Amen, Ms. Hicks, Amen.

6. Speaking of Amen, I had posted the following video from “Lillies of the Field” a while back. It’s all about Amen and I love it to this very day.

Sweet (USS) Liberty

What Did You Do In Israel’s Wars Daddy?

(Courtesy of Skulz Fontaine)

1. What do you get your poor old Dad for Father’s day this year? Your Dad deserves the best in the world, after all for years he’s worked his ass off to pay for Israel’s wars, he may have even fought in one or two of  them. Hell, he might have even been on the USS Liberty on June 8th 1967 and witnessed first hand what his taxes actually pay for. Maybe your Dad got killed by the Israelis – either directly as in the deliberate attempt to sink the USS Liberty – did I mention that was on June 8th 1967? Or maybe your dad was killed in one of Israel’s proxy wars that the US military is fighting in Afghanistan, Iraq or Pakistan. Of course, if Israel managed either directly or indirectly to get your dad killed, I guess you don’t have to worry about a father’s day present for  him. But if your Dad has managed to survive Israel all these years, here are some father’s day suggestions to you for him.

Zionists Fuck Up: Fail to Kill Everyone

Practicing their trade craft for future massacres, the Jewish state – that would be a state run by and for a bunch of Jews – deliberately tried to sink a United States ship called the USS Liberty on June 8th, 1967. They killed 34 sailors – American sailors – and wounded over 170 others. One of the guys that they didn’t kill, Phil Tourney, has written his own memoir about this bloodthirsty assault on his ship – your ship too if you are an American. It’s a gripping first-person account of what happened on that fateful day and how that affected the rest of Phil’s life and the lives of his shipmates. Do not buy this book if you have anger management problems. On second thought . . .

Anyway, here’s an excerpt from the book:

(Notice to Shas Party Members and asshole-traitor types like Pat Toomey, the red highlights are mine.)

“Tourney.”

I turned to discover that the source of this was Commander Armstrong, the ship’s Executive Officer (XO). He was laying on a dining table and by all appearances must have only sustained superficial wounds, because there was very little blood. In addition, he was alert, active, and did not seem to be in any pain.

He asked me for a cigarette, since he knew I smoked at that time. I lit it and put it in his mouth for him. We sat and shot the bull for a few minutes, as he asked me questions–How many wounded?…How many dead?…What time is it?…How’s Captain doing?

He asked for another cigarette, which I lit for him, as well as one for myself.

We sat and smoked together, continuing our conversation. He never moaned or groaned or complained about anything, not his wounds, physical pain, nothing. His entire demeanor was one of concern for the crew and the ship, making our little sojourn with each other a pleasant break for me. For those brief few minutes during the conversation between us things were semi-normal. He was an officer and I was his subordinate and here he was with the bearing and confidence necessary if an officer is to lead his men and this made me feel good.

While this conversation was taking place, in stereo the sounds of agony were all around me as men lie waiting, either for the comfort of morphine or the comfort of death. Thinking that Commander Armstrong was ok, I told him I had to get moving.

I headed for the 1st Class Mess, to see if there were blankets or anything else I could find to make the suffering of my wounded shipmates more sufferable. There was nothing to be found. I went back to Commander Armstrong to check in on him and see how he was making along, and to my great shock and sadness he was dead.

He was a graduate of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He served his country honorably in life and with dignity in death. Like any good American soldier, Armstrong died in his uniform, unlike many of our politicians, whose only uniforms are the lies, false promises, and platitudes they give when trying to get elected or re-elected to an office they do not deserve to hold.

Wow. You can get the book here.

And how about this book for Daddy?

Israelis being Israelis

This book was authored by the son of a USS Liberty survivor. Well researched, it also has some gripping narrative. Here’s an excerpt showing the great humanity of God’s chosen people.

“Authorized to sink her?” asked one of the controllers.

 “You can sink her.” Kislev ordered, asking a minute later for a report on the pilot’s progress in the attack. “Is he screwing her?”

 “He’s going down on her with napalm all the time, replied another controller.

 . . . Another [pilot] quipped that to sink the Liberty before the torpedo boats arrived would be a “mitzvah.” “Oil is spilling out into the water,” one pilot excalimed. “Great! Wonderful! She’s burning! She’s burning!” (page 216)

Pretty cool isn’t it – I mean comparing mass murder to sex. That’s the kind of thing you’d expect in Hollywood movies made by a bunch of . . .

You can get the book here.

The grand daddy of these books is this one.

Look at which flag is on top

This one was written by an officer on board the ship. It began to open the flood gates – gates still being plugged by AIPAC and the asses of your congresspussies.

You can get it here.

And if Daddy likes to watch DVD’s, here is a great one.

Kicks Israeli ass

You can get it here.

So be sure to order at least one of the above soon so Daddy will get it by Father’s Day.

2. Now as you know, we here at Mantiq al-Tayr are always coming up with innovative inventions to make your Zionist-dominated miserable lives somewhat more tolerable.  And now we really have come up with  something new that will turn out to be even more popular than the world famous ZBF.  It is a new fangled e-book, e-magazine reader that  allows you to download only anti-zionist books, magazines, videos and radio programs and at less than half the price you’d have to pay for them on the Zionist-controlled market.  Yes, the new Mantiq al-Tayr invention would be a great Father’s day gift for any Dad who is worn down into a state of quiet desperation under the grind of the tracks of the bulldozer known as Zionism.  So we here at Mantiq al-Tayr now show you the soon to be famous I-BEAK – the world’s only Zionist Bullshit-Free e-reader and tablet.  It also automatically downloads any new Haifa Wehbe videos as soon as they appear anywhere on the Internet.

(Graphic courtesy of Skulz Fontaine)

To get your new I-BEAK for just $666.66 call the Israeli embassy at 202.364.5500 or fax them at 202.364.5423.  Get that order in by June 8th, 2011 because Israel promises that for each order they receive by then they will kill one fewer unarmed and defenseless Palestinian man, woman or child.

(Not yet available in Iowa or in the Golan Heights, or Gaza, or the West Bank. )

3. One thoughtful reader of this blog posted a comment a while back suggesting that maybe less profanity would be cool. Needless to say readers of this blog responded by using as much profanity in their comments as possible.  Anyway, she goes by Kate and by Rubyinthedust and I checked out her own blogs on the web – she has three of them and they are pretty fucking good. (You all knew that was coming:-)

Turns out that Kate happens to think that US Senators should be taking care of Americans instead of selling out to AIPAC. Imagine that. She must be an anti-Senite or something. (If you don’t get the stupid pun then you must be a Shas Party member.)  Here’s her post on Senator Pat Toomey (Likud, PA), a true cretin.  That site of hers has an interesting name “Personal Pain Revealed.” It’s an apt name and frankly, all humor aside, probably would have been a good appellation for this site.

She’s got a couple of other blogs well worth taking a look at “My Heart for Palestine” and  “Comfortably Numb” which has a good article on the attacks on the Al-Aqsa Mosque by the chosen people of G-d who, as Kate notes, “dearly desire to erase history.”

Lots of Mantiqiyyan readers have pretty darn good blogs. No wonder the Internet is under assault. Keep it the good work, all of you and thank you Kate for your comments on this blog and the work you do on your sites.

جزاك الله خيراً

4.  If Israel can murder unarmed Palestinian civilians at a so called “border” site, then I say let’s kill all of the illegal Mexicans who come near or cross the US border with Mexico  (or with Canada, but we need to be sure we don’t kill white people by mistake, but I digress).  I mean, let’s face it, illegal immigration into the US, supported by many Zionist Jews,  is a serious problem. And since Israel  is our role model for security purposes, then we should have the 30 or 40 US soldiers not already stationed around the world fighting wars for the Jewish state positioned at the US-Mexican border with orders to shoot to kill all Mexicans  trying to enter  the US illegally.  If Israel can kill Palestinians living in Syria who march in protest against what Israel has done to the Palestinians and who do so on Syrian land moving toward land that is Syrian, then why the hell can’t we just blow the shit out of all them there Mexicans who are coming across our border with Mexico?

Oh, I can here all you bleeding heart liberals saying “Mantiq, you can’t be saying that Israel should be held up to the standards of the rest of the world? That would be really fucking anti-Semitic.”

Okay, then I’ll go even farther. I recommend we hire IDF troops to come do the killing for us since we do so much killing for them. We already support their killing of Palestinians en-mass even through charitable US tax-deductible organizations so why don’t we just openly declare that the US and Israel will kill anyone for any reason who get in their way?

Now I can hear some of you,of course most of you who read this site already know better, saying “Mantiq, you must  be fucking kidding. US tax-deductable outfits are not military-related and are not devoted to killing Palestinians. You are full of shit Mantiq.”

No dear reader. You are full of Zionist Bullshit. It’s up to your eyes, it’s in your brains. You need to get the I-BEAK. But I digress.

Besides, Rabbi Isaac Jeret says you are full of shit. Who is Rabbi Jeret?

Rabbi Isaac Jeret is the spiritual leader of Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay in Rancho Palos Verdes. Among his various communal involvements, he serves currently as the chair of the National Rabbinic Cabinet of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), as the vice president of the L.A. chapter of FIDF and as a member of FIDF’s national board.”

The FIDF’s own webpage tells us that:

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.Contributions are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

And Rabbi Jeret really really really thinks Jews need to contribute to it:

Whether to strengthen Israel’s defense, to help maintain its ability to protect or rescue Jews at risk beyond Israel, to support the vitality and success of Israel’s next generations or to promote Jewish identity among our own youth and young adults, it is imperative that our efforts to ensure Israel’s future and our own include an essential commitment on our part, as Jews who live outside of Israel, to the welfare of the young men and women who serve as soldiers in the IDF — Israel’s Defense Forces.

The FIDF claims it’s aid is humanitarian. What it really is is giving aid and comfort to the enemy. And you get to pay for it. Hahahaha, I can hear them laughing all the way to the banks you helped bail out.

And they are pretty good at raising the money too. On one night this past March they raised over $23 million dollars. Read about it  here.

And if you really want to puke, watch their video here:

So you can give aid and comfort to this blood thirsty lawless military, but just try to provide humanitarian support to defenseless Palestinians in Gaza and you could be put in jail – or maybe even killed by IDF soldiers who receive FIDF support at your own expense.

5. I’ll close with another quote from James Scott’s book:

More than two dozen lawmakers in the Senate and House–many from states with large Jewish populations, such as New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut–took the floor the day of the attack to applaud Israel for its stunning war effort. Others rallied for emergency economic aid, urged America to reinforce its commitment to the Jewish state, and argued that Israel should be allowed to keep the territories it captured in recent days. One senator even inserted Abba Eban’s June 6 speech before the U.N. Security Council into the Congressional Record. But the laudatory speeches came even as American sailors aboard the Liberty struggled to put out fires, stop bleeding, and prevent the ship from sinking.(pages 103-104)

Do Not Buy Israeli Hummus (Or Israeli Anything)

1. It’s always nice to be vindicated. Since the inception of this blog I have argued that the “peace process” has never been anything but a complete fraud serving as a front to aid Israeli designs toward displacing as many Palestinians as possible and taking as much land as possible.  Those who thought that the lawn jockey Barack Obama would change anything in this regard should get on the next flotilla to Gaza.

2. As on openly practicing hummus-sexual, back in September of 2009  I  posted about Sabra hummus, Sabra being owned by Strauss, an Israeli company, and I urged people to boycott hummus made by Israeli-owned firms. (As  have many others before and since.)  Now, thanks to the Sabbah Daily, I have learned that well the cat has hit the fan, if you will, at Depaul University (school motto “We don’t need no Finklesteins”) where a student group called “Students for Justice in Palestine” has been urging the University to stop selling Sabra products.  There are some pretty good graphics on the page I’ve just linked to and one is below.  They also have an on-line petition that you can sign here.

Wake Up and Smell the Apartheid

Now it turns out that Strauss is a big supporter of the IDF and in particular the infamous Golani Brigade and the Givati Brigade. Strauss is proud of its support of these notorious human rights violators –  and brags about this on its websites. Oh, wait. On their English website they took this info off, but they kept it on the Hebrew page according to this report. Man, where is MEMRI when you really need them? But I digress.

According to the Indymedia report to which I just linked above – and I am quoting directly from that report – Strauss had the following wording on its website in English until recently stating that its

“connection with soldiers goes as far back as the country, and even further. We see a mission and need to continue to provide our soldiers with support, to enhance their quality of life and service conditions, and sweeten their special moments. We have adopted the Golani reconnaissance platoon for over 30 years and provide them with an ongoing variety of food products for their training or missions, and provide personal care packages for each soldier that completes the path.”

However, on that same page on January 18, 2011, I found this wording:

Israel Defense Forces

As part of its donations program, the Sales Division of Strauss Israel has made a contribution to the men and women who serve in the Golani brigade. The funds are designated for welfare, cultural and educational activities, such as pocket money for underprivileged soldiers, sports and recreational equipment, care packages, and books and games for the soldiers’ club. Yotvata, our dairy in the south, contributes likewise to the southern Shualei Shimshon unit.

This down plays the 30-year connection but I guess they are just so proud of their support for human rights violations that they just had to have something in there.

Adalah notes:

Historically, the Israeli army has been a flagrant violator of human rights and international law. Even in this context, the Golani Brigade has attracted particular attention. According to a January 2009 article in Ha’aretz Daily, the Golani Brigade “is known as a brigade that struggles with no small number of disciplinary problems and scandals, caused by bad behavior ranging from revolts against commanders to abuse of Palestinians.”

Breaking the Silence“, a group composed of ex-Israeli soldiers, has documented numerous cases of Golani Brigade involvement in human rights abuses. For example, in November 2008, members of the Golani Brigade filmed themselves forcing a captive, blindfolded Palestinian to sing humiliating songs, some, as the BBC news describes it, “of a sexual nature,” and some about the Golani Brigade. In December 2005, a Golani Brigade officer was convicted for beating a Palestinian detainee and threatening to cut off his penis.

These guys are real sons of bitches. Samuel Nichols, whose report in Indymedia I quoted from above, writes in that same report of his own experiences with the Golani Brigadge.

Back in November 2009, when I was with a Christian Peacemaker Team in the West Bank, the Golani brigade was stationed in Hebron. Throughout their stay I witnessed and documented the extreme and unwarranted use of violence on Palestinian residents as Golani soldiers inflicted head wounds, broke civilians’ hands, and sexually harassed women at checkpoints. The Israeli military’s occupation of Hebron is consistently inhumane, but the maltreatment of Palestinian residents by the Golani Brigade is unparalleled.

Buy Sabra hummus and kill a Palestinian.  Sounds like a good deal to me. Or how about, “Buy Sabra hummus, cut off a Palestinian’s dick.” ?

As is usually the case with Israeli entities, Strauss’ website is filled with information about what a shitty outfit it is once you can see through all of the Zionist Bullshit. (Which is why you need to buy your ZBF today and if you do we will give you a free hummus-making kit.)

For example, while the besieged Palestinians in Gaza are barely allowed enough to eat, Strauss is doing the following:

At a time when many children are living below the poverty line – satiation is a basic and instinctive survival goal. As a leading food corporation, we see ourselves as the spearhead in this war and naturally provide food products to dozens of organizations on a daily basis. These products reach thousands of our needy throughout Israel. This is done through “A sandwich for every child every day” project, in which our employees prepare 450 sandwiches a day (130,000 per year), that are distributed to nurseries, schools and clubs in Carmiel and adjacent settlements. Collecting and packaging food baskets for Rosh Hashanah and Passover for thousands of needy families throughout the country, which is carried out by our employees and volunteers at food organizations.

What is Carmiel? Note Strauss is not talking about Carmel but rather another “Israeli” town of Carmiel (also commonly spelled Karmiel) in Northern Israel. Here is how that town of about 50,000 Jews came into existence:

In 1956, about 1,275 acres (5.16 km2) of land in the Israeli Arab villages of Deir al-Asad, Bi’ina and Nahf were declared “closed areas” by Israeli authorities. This area, near the main road between Acre and Safed, had been an important marble quarrying site. In 1961, the Israeli authorities expropriated the land to build Karmiel.

Sigh.

Of course, this fact should come as no surprise since the whole country is just the result of one big land grab.  But isn’t it comforting to know that by buying Sabra hummus you are feeding Jewish kids living on land stolen from Arab kids?

3. The Macy Gray story is getting out. On Facebook in response to her request for input, I told her to go ahead and go to Israel and perform but to then travel in the West Bank and Gaza if possible and get to know the Palestinians and then hold a press conference, if she so desires, to talk about what she has seen in front of the cameras. Anyway, she’s getting endless shit from Israelis not for going, but for criticizing Israel in the first place.  You can never do enough to please these people. Never.

4. Part II of “A Problem in Bumfuck Idaho” will be coming out soon. Stand by.

5. I will also be posting about Michael Collins Piper’s recent podcasts, at least one of them anyway. You can find them here.  Mike is unique, if you’ve not heard him, give him a try.

6. Now, as a tribute to Zine El-Abidine ben Ali ben Kalb, we present the following video played at over a zillion sports events around the world. You know, I bet the Saudis have room in their palaces for Husni and Saleh and . . .

 

Tis the Season for Treason

1. As an Irish-American, I ask myself, Which of the two is the greater Judas to his nation: the Irish prime minister, Brian Cowen, or the American president, Barack Obama?

The above quote is from Alexander Cockburn’s latest post on Counterpunch.com.  I have to say, also being of Irish descent, that I have often asked myself the very same question. There is no doubt at all what the Irish would say, this was made abundantly clear to me while I was in Ireland last summer.  Cockburn however does seem to favor Obama in the contest.

My view though is that it really is the wrong question.

2. We’re fucked.

3. That’s right, we’re fucked.  Talk about being screwed blued and tattooed. As a loyal American, I feel that I must report some extremely suspicious behavior to the FBI guys who read (and who do seem to very much like) this blog.  I mean, I’m just doing what it says on the Big Brother signs that are on our highways that say something like “If you see someone who looks like a Muslim please call 666-666-ARAB” or something like that.  Or maybe it just says to call if you see something suspicious – but maybe especially if it is a Muslim. Something like that anyway.  Anyway, FBI guys, some psycho-looking bitch is trying to get people to stalk me and no doubt lots of my friends and even your friends. Here’s the proof. Please have her arrested immediately.

4. Anyway, back to traitors.  This one is thanks to Mondoweiss who I think credits Jeff Blankfort. That’s a pretty good isnad. :-)But I digress.

Anway —-

The Hollywood Jew this week brings up a pretty interesting one, one who has been featured in previous posts on this site about traitors, Haim Saban.  This guy is apparently tireless. He’s just come back to the east coast after raising nine million dollars for Palestinian victims of Israel’s murderous rampage in December of 2008-January 2009.

What! Of course I was just kidding.  Actually he raised 9 million dollars FOR THE FUCKING KILLERS.  I am not making this up, he just raised 9 million dollars for the Israeli Defense (sic) Forces.  Send one fucking worthless US dollar to some non-Zionist-approved Muslim charity and your ass is in jail, send millions to war criminals and you are a hero. Is this a fucked up country or what?

But is gets even better. (Note to Shas Party members, “even better” here means “even more fucked up.”) You see, Saban actually was raising money for the western chapter of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces. Yes, there really is such an organization and they have a real nice web site too.  It was a great gala and I’ll provide some quotes from The Hollywood Jew in a minute to show you that a good time was had by all.  But first, let’s learn a little bit about the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces.

It is headed by a retired Israeli General who lives in the US named Yitzhak Gershon. He pulls no punches when he links the American Jewish community to the IDF. Red highlights, as usual, are mine.

I have always been proud of being Israel’s soldier, whether in Israel as part of the IDF, or in the United States as the National Director of Friends of the IDF. The bond between the community in America and the soldiers in Israel is extraordinary and powerful – it has changed the lives and created opportunities for thousands of IDF soldiers.

Turns out that the butt-kicking handed to the IDF by Hizballah led to Gershon’s retirement.

Anyway, the web site  informs us:

The Israeli government is responsible for training IDF soldiers and providing them with the necessary tools for their service. FIDF is committed to providing these soldiers with love, support, and care in an effort to ease the burden they carry on behalf of the Jewish community worldwide.

 

Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them.

In fact “Their job is to look after Israel. Ours is to look after them” is the motto of the Friends of the Israeli Defense forces. So this is an “American” organization that is solely devoted to the military of a foreign nation. And they do quite a lot for them. Among the many things they have done (the whole list is on this page)

  • · 4,913 soldiers enjoyed seminars, workshops, discussion groups, and field trips through the FIDF Identity and Purpose program.
  • · FIDF’s Sunday Culture program funded the attendance of 1,246 soldiers at concerts, art exhibits, plays, dance performances, film screenings, and lectures.
  • · FIDF sponsored 37 SPIRIT weeks, enabling 19,014 combat soldiers to enjoy a vacation week at the R&R facilities in Ashkelon and Givat Olga.

You don’t have to be a USS Liberty survivor to consider this to be giving aid and comfort to the enemy.

Now, I know what you are thinking. “Mantiq, can I give money to the Friends of the Israeli Defense forces too? Can I get a tax deduction on top of that?

Yes, goys and girls, you can give money to Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces, just like Haim Saban does, and since the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces is a 501 (c) (3), the American  Taxpayers will finance it! Doesn’t that just make you want to come all over Monica Lewisnky’s dress? Here’s a link to the form.

By the way, the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces have even got a deal where they can send you to Israel so you can cuddle up with the IDF care of the American taxpayer.

Anyway, the western chapter of the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces sure did have a good time last Friday night. What a great way to celebrate the Sabbath.

The Hollywood Jew tells us:

“The event, hosted for the fourth consecutive year by Saban and his wife, Cheryl, was a lesson in how to throw a party. There was the astonishing entertainment (Andrea Bocelli), the better-than-average food (smoked salmon salad), and syrupy videos of IDF soldiers designed to tug at the heartstrings. All of which proved that no one else in the Los Angeles Jewish community is quite as deft at enticing others to take up a cause than the Sabans.”

Jason Alexander of Seinfeld was the emcee, must have been really cool.  Saban contributed big bucks himself that night and tons of others pitched in, really a lovely evening:

“FIDF western regional director Miri Nash, dressed sharply in a black cocktail dress that accented her long blonde hair, began dashing around the room with a microphone in hand, tossing it off to anyone who wanted to pledge more for the pot. A 17-year-old named Dominic pledged $1,000; another family gave $18,000 on behalf of the Persian synagogue Nessah; yet another family promised $100,000; and on and on until the final major gifts—$500,000 from Guess jeans founder Paul Marciano and $1 million more from his brother, Maurice—concluded an exceptionally energizing and effective philanthropic ploy.”

 

Go here to download the full text of the Goldstone Report.

5. Scott Horton  of Antiwar.com is one of the better alternative radio interviewers out there.  One of Horton’s strengths is his ability to summarize complicated points in plain and often funny and satirical English. In honor of Scott’s excellent work, from time to time here at Mantiq al-Tayr we will post a brief excerpt of Scott doing exactly this. Today’s inaugural download, though we do disagree with the first half of the comment, is down right funny and very true – at least the second half anyway. Enjoy. (The excerpt is from his most recent interview with Phil Weiss.)

Scott on SOBs

Here’s a link to antiwar.com and here’s one to their donation page (yes donations are tax deductible) and here’s the link to antiwar.com radio.

6. Okay RoHa and company, it’s time for your Arabic lesson.   The first time students of Arabic come across the formula recited in Arabic when the name of the Prophet Muhammad is mentioned they stumble over it repeatedly before getting it down.  The formula means “May God bless him and grant him peace” and it has a certain charm due to its rhythm, alliteration and assonance. Here it is in Arabic script and transliterated.  Note to Shas Party members, the first line below is the one in the Arabic script.

صلى الله عليه وسلم

Salla llahu “alayhi wasallam

Now, thanks to a UK based musical quartet called Shaam (basically meaning Syria), anyone can learn how to say this phrase perfectly.  I don’t think that this fine musical group intended to teach this when they performed the song below, but it sure is perfect for it.

Now the song is almost ten minutes long. It starts out slowly and there are two major transitions and I will give you the time hacks. If you don’t have patience the song really picks up at 4:20 and is really gorgeous as they sing the Madad portion of the song.  Then at 6:28 the song transitions and focuses on the Arabic phrase I discussed above.  Also, the verses in the song from this point onward are in English and are then framed by the Arabic.  The video is below. Here is another link to their site featuring photos of the group.

Listen to this song and sing along and even white boys with no rhythm will master it. Maybe a certain “Queen” should show this one to her husband.

Beautiful job gentlemen, beautiful job.