Saturday Miscellania: “Is Fidel Part of the Zionist Movement?”


The wife and I went to Carnegie Hall last night to see Al Green and Dianne Reeves. It was a fantastic show. Ms. Reeves’ filled the entire hall with her rich voice. And her band were no slouches either. When Mr. Green took the stage the place went wild. It felt more like a stadium than Carnegie Hall. He may be getting old but he still has his moves, grooves and oodles of soul. What a show.

What you should be reading this weekend:

Bob from Brockley: The Real Axis of Evil (an old post as Bob is on vacation)

But I am a Liberal!: Some positive developments

Contentious Centrist: Discusses Arthur Herman’s excellent article, “Why Iraq was Invetiable”, from this month’s Commentary.

Don’t Trip Up: Oppressors closer to home discusses a recent article by Farooq Sulehria in which he claims the Islamic world is not oppressed by the U.S., Israel, Europe, or the West but by terrorist organizations and governments who claim to be acting in the name of Allah.

Internet Haganah: Jihadi Recidivism 101

Israpundit: On the expected release of terrorist Samir Kuntar

Martin in the Margins: Rewriting history

ModernityBlog: Open thread on how to defeat the fascists

NeoConstant: All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Simply Jews: Abu Hamza The Hook is going places–final

The Stark Tenet: Obama is nothing but a politician

Sultan Knish: The Prostitution of Peace and The All-Powerful AIPAC

Always a bit strange to see how people find your blog. Some of the search terms are understandable but the strangest one this week was:

“is fidel part of the zionist movement”

Um, I don’t think so dude…

In other news, NeoConstant and The Stark Tenet were added to my blogroll.

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  1. PA leaders: Quntar a hero
    by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook

    According to the Palestinian Authority leadership, Samir Quntar epitomizes the ideal Palestinian prisoner. Quntar, who crushed the head of four-year-old Eynat Haran with his rifle, is serving four life sentences for murder in an Israeli prison, but is almost certain to be freed in a prisoner swap with Hizbullah this week.

    On one hand, Quntar embodies what the PA considers the “heroism” of terrorists fighting Israel. On the other hand, he’s the ultimate symbol of all terrorist prisoners who have murdered Israelis and will eventually be freed as a result of future kidnappings or through some other means.

    PA TV, controlled by Mahmoud Abbas, broadcast the following picture honoring Quntar. He is depicted beside a map of Israel completely covered by the Palestinian flag.

    According to Smadar Haran, her last memories of Danny and Einat, that day, were when they were being led away at gun point by Kuntar. She could hear from her closet space Danny telling Einat, “Don’t be scared, my baby, it will be alright” and Einat replied to him in her little voice, “Dad, where is Mommy? I want Mommy.” Smadar’s last memory of her 2-year-old daughter, Yael, was when her little daughter was taken to the apartment hiding space. Right before Yael had her mouth covered by her mother, she asked her mother “Where is my little pacifier.” There was no time to search for the pacifier. Minutes later Smadar covered Yael’s mouth to keep her from revealing the hiding space. Smadar soon felt her daughter’s tiny tongue licks and lip sucking on the palm of her hand. She didn’t know what to make of it at first but hours later was told by doctors and paramedics that the reason Yael was licking her palm while she covered her mouth was because she was gasping for air.

    After drowning Danny in the sea in front of little Einat, Kuntar, the brave Lebanese freedom fighter, then turned his attention towards the frightened little 4-year old. He took his rifle and then swung it across the little toddler’s head, knocking her to the ground. As little Einat was knocked to the ground, she was screaming and crying hysterically “mommy daddy help me,” while thrashing her little legs around in the sand. But unfortunately Einat was alone, and no one was there to save her. Kuntar then dragged the little toddler a couple of feet to the closest rock he could find, this was while she was begging him not to hurt her. Kuntar, then laid her head down on a rock, with the intention of crushing it with the butt of his rifle. Einat, instinctively covered her head with her little arms, Kuntar struggled with the little toddler until he finally managed to clear her arms out of the way so that he could aim for her head. Once her arms were out of the way, Kuntar proceeded on beating her on the head over and over with the butt of his rifle, and repeatedly stomping on her little body as hard as he could as well, until blood rushed out of her ears and mouth, and her little cries faded away as she was knocked into unconsciousness. Then, to ensure she was dead, Kuntar continued on beating her over the head, as hard as he could, several more times until her skull was crushed and she was dead.

    Following are several recent quotes from PA leaders since April 2008, describing Quntar:
    “Samir Quntar, the warrior from Lebanon.”
    “The brave warrior, Samir Quntar.”
    “The Palestinian people and the Palestinian leadership are standing behind you (Quntar).”
    “You (Quntar) are an inseparable part of the action to free our homeland.”
    “Your (Quntar) patience and strength are a lesson for us.”

    Besides bludgeoning Eynat Haran to death with rocks and his rifle, Quntar killed her father and was responsible for the death of her infant sister. He also killed two policemen in the 1979 attack in Naharia. The Israeli cabinet today approved a prisoner exchange that would free Quntar and several other prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, who were kidnapped by Hizbullah in 2006. The exchange could happen within the next few days.

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