"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."-Winston S. Churchill

"The wandering scholars were bound by no lasting loyalties, were attached by no sentiment of patriotism to the states they served and were not restricted by any feeling of ancient chivalry. They proposed and carried out schemes of the blackest treachery."-C.P. Fitzgerald.

Thursday, December 04, 2003


....is a mandatory read today. Today's theme appears to be the slow but widespread institutionalization of anti-Semitic thought and action. Two things jump out at me.

First, the unquestioned acceptance in an Egyptian state library of The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, a forgery produced by the old Czarist Okhrana, as an authentic Jewish text is in itself an outrage. This action should surprise no one, however, as anti-Semitism has been accepted as legitimate by Muslims since at least 1967.

Secondly, and somewhat more alarming, is a passage from John LeCarre's new novel. Go to Sullivan and scroll down. To be seen to be believed. My only question, one that I bumped to Andrew, was the context of the passage. I expect he will explain further, as LeCarre is one of the great writers of fiction of our time. Anyone who has had the pleasure of reading LeCarre's Karla trilogy as I have can imagine the disappointment that I hold at this development.

Wednesday, December 03, 2003

John Kerry.... 

....made a speech today to the Council on Foreign Relations that was so over the top, so waxing in fury and so dependent on a forest of straw men, that one can safely say that Kerry is no longer a serious candidate.

One of the central thrusts of Kerry's speech was that we, the United States, ran the risk of inciting a "clash of civilizations" (Kerry's less than manful attempt to rip off Samuel Huntington) that would lead to the Third World War.

The thought that we are already in a Third World War never passed across Kerry's chiseled countenance.

I am tempted to recommend Kerry for todays Idiotarian Award, but that's not my blog.

Tuesday, December 02, 2003

This is freaking Required Reading... 

The Decline and Fall of the European Left, as it is subsumed by radical Islam, as explained by Wretchard at The Belmont Club.

I'll expand on this in some detail tomorrow, as few Americans realize that the War on Terror is passing into history, only to be replaced by the Third great World War of human history.

The more I look at the question, the more New York City on September 11, 2001, reminds me of Sarajevo in August of 1914.

Monday, December 01, 2003

I've got some catching up to do... 

It's been a week since I posted. Anyhow, I've decided to give some thought to two things that are in train right about now, the reelection of President Bush and the turn of the tide in Iraq. I'll post up some thoughts tomorrow and Wednesday.

Meantime, Steven den Beste has a reply to an inquiry from a student in Tehran, tentatively titled by others, Why We Fight. It is a damn good must read.

By the way, congratulations to the men of the 4th Infantry ("Ivy") Division's Task Force Ironhorse at the continued success of Operation IRON HAMMER. Battles in Samarra in the past two days appear to have led to the elimination of between 46 and 54 of the Bad Guys. Well done, gentlemen.

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