Posted by Daniel Greenfield on Thursday, January 25, 2007 @ the Sultan Knish blog 2 Comments
As we sweep around the globe from sea to sea and ocean to ocean... coastlines
recede... mountains rise out of the air... cities appear filled with glowing
motes out of the dusk side of the night side...
In America - Like the greedy boy who put his hand in the cookie jar but can't
get it out and doesn't want to let go of it, Democrats are full of
schaudenfreunde about Iraq and unsure what to do about it.
They make a good deal of noise about wanting to leave Iraq but leaving Iraq is
the last thing they would possibly do. With the 2008 election coming up
Democrats firmly believe that their best chance of winning the Presidency is
for American soldiers to be dying in the streets of Baghdad while the polls are
open. That means keeping the troops where they are while firmly keeping the
blame on the Republicans. It means fighting Bush enough on Iraq to make a
public statement but without actually forcing a complete withdrawal before
Democrats, whose leadership is heavily composed of baby boomers who started out
as college activists like Bill Clinton, are grounded in Vietnam and they very
much want Iraq to serve as another Vietnam they can point to.
In Israel - As the net draws tighter around Olmert and his gang, the Katsav
trial moves into motion. The only purpose of the phony trial of Israel's
President is to desperately create a distraction for the public. Where Bill
Clinton bombed to keep attention away from a sex scandal. Kadima has organized
a presidential sex scandal to keep attention away from the failed bombing of
While the Ramon and Katsav sex scandals have garnered sensational attention at
home and abroad and redirected some attention from Olmert, they can't hope to
really divert the public from the disastrous failure of his government. All
they can accomplish is to put on a circus, that will at once further blacken
Israel's name internationally... but that is nothing something the Kadima Mafia
have ever cared about.
In Russia -
"Evidence" of who was responsible for the prominent murders of Putin
opponents is unsurprisingly pointing at Putin's opponents, as the current
incarnation of the KGB would have you believe. This is a typical Soviet gambit.
A typical purge by Stalin would begin with the murder of one of his political
enemies, such as Kirov, followed by a show trial which would indict other
political enemies for the murder he himself committed. As the former head of
the KGB Putin is following in the prominent footsteps of great KGB murderers
More troubling is the great rise in Russian espionage around the world. Arrests
of Russian agents have occurred in numerous countries within the last few
months alone. They aren't occurring in the US mainly because law enforcement
authorities are focused on Islamic terror and ignoring the large scale Chinese
industrial espionage that is allowing Chinese companies to clone our products
and fuel their booming commercial transformation and the large scale Russian
infiltration of America via companies, particularly in the energy industry.
Putin's experience running both international trade and the FSB (KGB)
positioned him to leverage Russia's energy resources to draw an iron collar
around the world turning Russia into a Slavic OPEC.
In Europe - Tension balances on end as Europe approaches its point of destiny.
The EU and a massive moribund bureaucracy to be toppled by an encroaching
Islamic population or a right wing revolt resulting in a host of nationalist
regimes. Both are happening and both are possible as the continent poises on
the verge of toppling one way or another. Neither way will be particularly
pleasant for the Jews but the Islamic alternative means certain annihilation
for Europeans and Jews.
In Asia - The new Muslim ruler of Thailand is taking the Putin approach blaming
the overthrown legitimate government that was actually fighting Muslim
terrorism for the bombings. After a Muslim general who had been appointed to
fight Muslim terrorism overthrew the Thai government with a commitment to
"negotiate", the inevitable was of course coming.
..And so the world goes... nations hang in the balance... the planet turns and
tomorrow is uncertain and the day after that less so... and so it goes