The Morning Report 10/9/23

Good morning, kids. I suppose I should be heartened by a photo I saw of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin lit up with the Israeli flag. Probably because the last time Europe in general had positive attitudes towards Israel was in the wake of the horrific 1972 Munich Olympic massacre. But it’s been steadily downhill ever since. Like most of Europe these days, Germany’s antipathy to the Jewish state is likely attributable, and in proportion to its desire for national suicide by mass immigration from Muslim countries. Of course, even before what is likely an irreversible trend in a complete shift of demographics started, you had well over a thousand years of innate Western anti-Semitism culminating in the years 1933-1945, which has never been totally expunged from the psyche of successive generations of native Europeans. It may no longer be socialism of the “National” variety, but the socialist poison lingers.

Funny how Europeans get all misty and weepy over the six million-plus Jewish victims of the Nazis. Living and breathing Jews finally living freely as Jews in their own land after 2,000 years of Diaspora? Not so much. So here we are, 51 years after Munich, and 80 years after Birkenau and Babi Yar. Lots of “I Stand with Israel” sloganeering on social media and elsewhere (which will last until it’s time to once again change an avatar to support transexuals, Ukraine, Ukrainian transexuals or whatever the daily soap opera dictates). But realist that I am these days, it’s hard for me to believe that this time eyes have been opened and attitudes changed. 

The attitudes of the usual suspects whose pecan-sized reptilian notochords have been thoroughly pickled in blood-libels and propaganda are beyond redemption. Just as the minds of so-called “moderate Muslims” who, while not gunning down, running through or gang-raping women, children and the elderly are nevertheless nodding their heads in approval of what some hideous leftist cvnt described as “decolonization.”

Worst of all, apparently are Jews whose status as coreligionists I view as a tragic accident of birth. The closest thing to Judaism they’ve ever had got snipped off the end of their whatsits’ at 8 days old. That and a bowl of Matzoh ball soup at a woke Passover seder, equating Pharaoh and Egypt with Trump and America. While I have bemoaned the fact that far too many American Jews have sold their birthright for a fake orgasm-inducing pastrami at Katz’s Deli, I deluded myself with the notion that Israeli Jews knowing full well what’s at stake stand unified and ready to defend their nation. After all, “Never Again” means never again, right? How wrong I was on that score.

For a sneak attack of the size Hamas launched against Israel to have happened (5,000 rockets, parachuters, towns infiltrated, Iranian and, possibly, Ukrainian involvement), there must have been an absolutely epic intelligence failure both in Israel and, to the extent the U.S. helps Israel with information, here in America, too. I have two ideas about how that could have happened, both of which are premised on significant problems within the two country’s intelligence services (especially Israel’s). I’ll start with the one that bespeaks actual evil and then get to the more likely one, which reflects human nature.

Some suggest that the Mossad is no longer working with the Israeli government but is, instead, doing whatever it can to undermine it. I’m perfectly ready to believe that. If you’ve been following the news about the reforms Netanyahu wanted to make to an out-of-control leftist judicial system in Israel, you know that many in the military and the Mossad were against Bibi’s actions. We’ve already seen in America that Deep State members cease to feel loyalty to their country as a whole and, instead, will use their government positions solely to advance one political party over the other.

Thus, it’s possible that anti-government personnel in Israel and anti-Israel personnel in the State Department in America (the ones who maybe could have helped prevent the attack) didn’t pay too much attention to chatter about a Hamas attack. They may have thought it would be like others before, with a little death here and a little death there. That would be enough to harm Netanyahu’s government without seriously harming Israel. . . 

. . . That’s a very scary idea. But here’s something that’s just as disturbing: Nobody caught what was about to happen because of institutional incompetence. Whether at home or abroad, our “intelligence” types may no longer be that intelligent. . . I’d prefer to believe in entropy over evil. Both would have exposed Israel to the events that occurred, but entropy can be fixed now that fear is again resurgent. Evil is a corrosive rot that is almost impossible to root out.

Ho Lee Fook, bubbie.

One of the oldest rules in American gangland was formulated by Murray “the Camel” Humphreys of the Capone mob in Chicago: “If you ever have to cock a gun in a man’s face, kill him. If you walk away without killing him after doing that, he’ll kill you the next day.” The Israelis could have, and should have, finished the Iran-adjacent Hamas terrorist organization when they had the chance, but of course they did not, and this is the result. 

Now reality bites. Hamas — the indirect recipient of part of the $6 billion in Iranian fund recently unfrozen by the ghastly Biden administration as part of a prisoner-swap deal — remains as dedicated to the destruction of the Jewish state (about a fifth of whose citizens are Arabs) as ever and have a rocked an always-contentious nation (a sizable proportion of the population of which doesn’t even believe it should exist and don’t serve in the nation’s armed forces) back on its heels with the latest coordinated attacks across the border. Israel must fight, of course, and thanks to its client-state relationship with the U.S. it will have the wherewithal to do it, at least for a while. Indeed, warships and planes are already on their way. . . 

. . . The left in Israel has been gunning for Netanyahu for years via lawfare and its opposition to his proposal to reform Israel’s supreme court. Perhaps if the country had spent more time and attention on the threats to its existence in its own back yard instead of arguing about petty politics its officials might not have been asleep at the switch Saturday, but here we are. No matter what happens, this is likely to be the end of Bibi and his spit-and-baling-wire political coalition, and will crack open even more the fissures in Israeli society. Indeed, the attack is being called “Israel’s 9/11” and illustrates the folly of not finishing one’s enemies given the chance . . .

. . . The cries are already coming for some sort of American involvement, especially considering the number of Israelis with dual passports, but that would be unwise; with the Ukraine mess still reeking from the bottomless stink of the Midget and his unaccountable hold over much of the western world in a cause he can only lose (but surely is privately profiting from), the last thing America needs now is to get involved in another foreign squabble. It can and will be argued that the U.S. has a duty to support its only real ally in the Middle East; it can be equally argued — as Osama bin Laden certainly did — that Israel is little more than the last Crusader state, the medieval County of Tripoli and the Kingdom of Jerusalem redux, and thus a foreign body to be violently expelled from the body of the Islamic ummah.

Friend and friend of the blog Michael Walsh also raises a thorny problem for many of us, myself included. How can those of us who support Israel and perhaps have a desire to render American aid and assistance at the same time decry – and rightly so – wasting tens and perhaps hundreds of billions of dollars as well as American boots on the ground in Ukraine? I think that question deserves a post all its own and its a topic that we will for sure be covering on the next podcast which will hopefully post late today or early tomorrow.

But Walsh also discusses “the folly of not finishing one’s enemies.” Beyond the practical and the political, one must first understand the very nature of the enemy. I can’t speak for Israeli governments past and present, but for sure governments here and in the West have no idea with whom they are dealing. Or likely they do not want to know.

Media analysts are describing the latest attacks as a retaliation for Israel’s supposed desecration of the al-Aqsa Mosque, or for “settlement” activity, and all the usual half-truths, distortions and outright lies that characterize establishment media coverage of Israel. Ultimately, however, this is happening not because of al-Aqsa, or because of any “occupation,” since the “occupation” is a propaganda fiction anyway. It’s happening because of the Islamic imperative to fight Jews.

A hadith says: “Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.” (Sahih Muslim 6985) Read the beginning of the words attributed to Muhammad again: “The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight the Jews and the Muslims would kill them.”

So this is not a hadith about the “last day.” It is a hadith about the conditions under which the “last day” will come about, and how Muslims can bring about the “last day”: by killing Jews. The true believers of Hamas are busy doing it now. . . 

. . . This idea didn’t originate with ISIS. Many Muslim clerics have been saying it for years. According to The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, Egyptian imam Muhammad Hussein Ya’qoub made the same point back in 2009 when he said: “If the Jews left Palestine to us, would we start loving them? Of course not. We will never love them. Absolutely not. The Jews are infidels—not because I say so, and not because they are killing Muslims, but because Allah said: ‘The Jews say that Uzair is the son of Allah, and the Christians say that Christ is the son of Allah. These are the words from their mouths. They imitate the sayings of the disbelievers before. May Allah fight them. How deluded they are.’ [Qur’an 9:30] It is Allah who said that they are infidels.”

. . . It is because of such views that Palestinian jihadis rape, torture, and murder Israeli civilians and then celebrate having done so. It is the resolute refusal of the Biden regime to acknowledge the Islamic aspect of the conflict that leads it to continue to prescribe the wrong solutions for that conflict, and to pressure Israel when it should be pressuring the Palestinians. Twenty-two years after 9/11, the jihadis’ best friends are in the White House.

There are (as usual!) a number of links from friend and friend of the blog Robert Spencer with his analysis of the situation, from the Islamic perspective on this. As I said above, westerners either do not know or do not want to know what this is all about: a centuries-long totalitarian movement to conquer and subjugate the world. The irony of course, is that this is the exact goal of the godless heathens of globalism and socialism. In fact, take away the fancy calligraphy, interesting geometric design motifs and the trappings of religion, Islam and totalitarian socialism are about as close as Bro-fo Omar and her bro whom she fo (poetic license since the bro is a neck-slicing joy-buzzer-clipping savage as she is).

When 9/11 happened and Dubya declared we are not at war with Islam, and that it was a religion of peace, but that we were at war with “Terror,” we were fucked right then and there. Or that what happened that day was a culmination of what had been brewing at least in the previous decade. In the grand scheme of things, it had been brewing since the Muslim hordes were stopped at the gates of Vienna in the early 17th century and then when the Ottoman empire fell at the end of the First World War. 

But they never stopped. As civilization advanced and passed them by – that being a debatable notion when you look around at the state of western culture these days – they remained in the 7th century. They cannot “reform.” They will not reform. This is a generational struggle that now has an army of over one billion members and growing fast.

The only way we could have won in Afghanistan and Iraq – that we should have won in Afghanistan and Iraq was to not even invade. We should have nuke Qom and Medina and made the announcement, “The next time you do something like that, Mecca gets taken off the map.”

Then again, in the wake of invading the aforementioned, we should have mercilessly and violently conquered the nation, imposed unforgiving martial law and de-Nazified the populace. I.E. de-Islamified the populace. Of course, we all know what happened.

But this is what Israel will have to do. I don’t think it has the will to do so. Just like us.


  • Michael Walsh: One of the oldest rules in American gangland was formulated by Murray “the Camel” Humphreys of the Capone mob in Chicago: “If you ever have to cock a gun in a man’s face, kill him. If you walk away without killing him after doing that, he’ll kill you the next day.” The Israelis could have, and should have, finished the Iran-adjacent Hamas terrorist organization when they had the chance, but of course they did not, and this is the result.  Reality Bites
  • Roger Kimball: “As I say, things are always worse than they seem.” Thoughts on Proclamation 7463, or ‘Digital McCarthyism’ on the Move
  • Daniel Greenfield: “As the possible next mayor of Houston, [Sheila Jackass-Lee] will be seeing lots of hurricanes, but it’s the city that will be hit by the catastrophic force of stupidity that is America’s dumbest congresswoman.” The Dumbest Congresswoman Could Be the Mayor of the 4th Biggest City in U.S.


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  • Clarice Feldman: “There’s nothing new and nothing funny about the totalitarian impulse on the Left.” Hillary Drops the Veil on Her Party’s Totalitarianism
  • “Are you ready for that knock on your door in the middle of the night saying ‘come with us?’ Have you had that conversation with your family? Have you had that conversation with your friends? Are you prepared for what’s coming? Are you afraid?” Jack Posobiec: Conservatives Are Facing the “First Stages of the Red Winter”
  • Robert Zimmerman: “The lawfare from the left against Elon Musk, one of the most successful Americans in decades, is becoming quite obvious. Besides this private suit, another group of environmentalists are suing SpaceX and the FAA to block future launches from Boca Chica. The Biden [junta] meanwhile is using numerous agencies to gang up on Musk: the Justice Department is suing it for not illegally hiring illegal immigrants, the FAA and Fish & Wildlife are blocking its Superheavy/Starship test launches, the EEOC is suing Tesla while Justice and the SEC investigate it, and the FTC and SEC are investigating Musk’s purchase of Twitter.” Another Lawsuit Filed Against SpaceX
  • “The wrangling in Israel around its Supreme Court issue is little more than elites seeking to assert their own divine right to rule without actual democracy.” Democracy Without the People



  • The Biden [junta] is subsidizing EVs as part of its sweeping climate agenda, while using regulatory actions to further cement their market share in the coming years. “If the market shrinks we don’t need so many plants,” Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares said in January, according to Reuters. “Some unpopular decisions will have to be made.” EVs are Costing Auto Manufacturers Billions While Union Strikes Take Their Toll


  • “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced two actions targeting the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemicals commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners, as part of the administration’s wider climate agenda, the agency announced Friday. The EPA proposed one HFC-related action and finalized another, the latter of which will restrict HFCs in 40 types of imported or domestically-produced foams, aerosols, refrigeration equipment, air conditioning and heat pumps and push the relevant markets towards embracing more energy efficient products.” Biden Junta Fires Next Salvo in War on Appliances
  • “A new, dire threat to our nation has emerged in the years after the conclusion of the Cold War: the rise of the climate change-industrial complex.” The Climate Change-Industrial Complex is an Existential Threat
  • “Renewable energy sources are more voracious devourers of taxpayers’ dollars than fossil fuels.” The Green Energy Subsidy Lie
  • “. . . please give this one a watch, and maybe pass it along to your environmentally hysterical friends, or your kids who are being obsessively propagandized on this topic at school. They deserve to know the truth.” Are Sea Levels Rising? It’s Complicated
  • “More pie-in-the-sky Down Under.” Australia’s Energy Arsonists



  • “. . . don’t expect Democrats to change their ways and punish criminals. Democrats are always on the side of the victimizers, not the victims.” Dem Fail: NYC Felony Assaults on Women Spike 41% in 4 Years
  • “There is and has been grave public concern regarding public safety in light of reduced enforcement and criminal consequences for various categories of `low-level’ offenses that, despite the nomenclature, have profound and significant impacts on the day-to-day life of whole communities of plaintiff cities and others within the county,” the cities reportedly wrote in the lawsuit.” 12 Cities Sue Los Angeles County Over “Zero Bail” Policy
  • “Fifty-one years after Burgess’ novel, the Droogs seem starkly familiar: menacingly dressed sociopaths, speaking near-incomprehensible dialect, who burn, loot, and murder their way across the urban landscape.” A Clockwork Orange of Left-wing Politics
  • “The death of a leftist underlines the savagery of an America with too few executions, let alone incarcerations.” The Voice of Thy Brother’s Blood
  • “The criminal code in America has been eviscerated, but the impetus for greater criminalization gains momentum elsewhere.” Punishing ‘Hate’ but Not Criminals


  • “That a medical college seems entirely unaware of this research data tells us that it must be teaching its medical students badly. If I was a student there I would move heaven and earth to transfer out, now, not just to avoid getting the jab but to make sure I am getting properly educated.” Texas Medical College Mandates Ineffective [Chinese] COVID Jab


  • “Two decisions earlier this year against the ATF’s rule, which was proposed by the Trump administration in the aftermath of the 2017 Las Vegas concert mass shooting that killed 58 and wounded over 500, create a circuit split that makes the ban ripe for review. The government appealed cases from the Fifth and Sixth Circuits to  the Supreme Court, where they are now both scheduled to be considered at the Justices’ Oct. 27 conference.”Trump’s Bump Stock Ban Is Back Before The Supreme Court. Here’s What Could Happen Next











  • “ULA’s Atlas-5 rocket today successfully launched the first two prototype satellites of Amazon’s proposed 3,200-satellite constellation to provide broadband globally in competition with Starlink and OneWeb.” ULA’s Atlas-5 rocket launches first two Kuiper satellites
  • “Though Curiosity still lies more than 13,000 feet below the peak of Mount Sharp, in its ten years on Mars it has climbed a considerable distance uphill since leaving the floor of 97-mile-wide Gale Crater, about 2,400 feet. The panorama above, taken today by one of Curiosity’s navigation cameras and rotated and cropped to post here, gives us a good sense of the elevation the rover has gained in that time.” Gale Crater as seen by Curiosity from the heights of Mount Sharp




  • “Football has lost one of its fiercest defenders.” RIP #51
  • “Third-party validators remove – or at least distance – the stink of a terrible or dangerous or illegal proposal or project or plan from the proponent.  And they are very convenient things for the media to use when they try to be ‘fair.'” The Politics of Third-Party Validation
  • Peter Hitchens: “The Book of Common Prayer, although mutable and equivocal, is the measuring-stick of Anglophone piety—and ever shall be, world without end.” The Once and Future Prayer Book
  • “Stephen . . . sought to subject politics to the cold light of critical reason.” An Unsettling Defense of Liberalism

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One comment to “The Morning Report 10/9/23”
  1. I liked the the “There is No Moral Eqivalence Now”, piece, but there never was any. This is why civilization always loses – entropy wins. In these cases simply because we cannot comprehend the savages among us.

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