Good morning, kids. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Well, Israel indeed has knuckled under for a ceasefire as the first groups of hostages have been released by the savages. Funny how the usual suspects paint the latter as noble and wonderful for releasing little children and elderly women while conveniently forgetting that seven weeks ago they were roasting them alive in front of their parents. And now, Bibi is looking to extend the timeouts in order to secure the release of more hostages. The savages will never give up all of them. Certainly not when they know that Netanyahu will do anything to free them. They will drag this out as long as they can until at some point the war ends, the IDF withdraws and the tunnels are all rebuilt.
Seven-plus weeks into what history may eventually consider one of the most sadistic, cruel, and calculated terrorist events in world history, the Free World’s common sense will continue to be in question. Hamas could not win a straight-up fight with Israel. It would have been relatively easy to bring down holy hell on Gaza as an example to Iran and its proxies. But with the added dimension of hostages taken from Israel, Hamas should be credited (if that word can even be used) with one of the most audacious acts of asymmetric warfare we’ve ever witnessed. . .
. . . The question that must be asked is, to what extent is the apparent delight expressed by the October 7 slaughter widely and joyfully accepted by the majority of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank, and across Islam in general? If widespread happiness at the butchery of Jews is the norm, then there may be few real innocents in Gaza.
The hostage releases, coupled with allowing Hamas to be at least partially resupplied, will have only four inevitable outcomes:
A. It will prolong the war.
B. More people on both sides will die.
C. The likelihood of all or most hostages being released will be diminished.
D. The chances of Israel being able to stay the course against an ever-rising tide of anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian outrage will diminish Israel’s chances of success over time as world attention continues to look at Israel through a different and false lens that sees Gazans as victims and Israel as an oppressor nation. . .
. . . Israel bent to the will of Joseph Biden and the understandable wails of pain and agony of the hostages’ friends and relatives. It is threading a needle to satisfy those two pressure blocs. Many, if not most, of the hostages will not come home. Many are likely dead already, and some who survive will never be the same. The price we are paying is too high, as we see, once again, politicians making political decisions that make Iran and Hamas believe they will survive the horror they put in motion.
Two different victories are likely to play out. The first victory, the military one, Israel will undoubtedly win, albeit with overwhelming world condemnation. The second and more significant victory, that of what happens to Hamas, Israel has already lost. Hamas will survive unless Israel is willing to trap and kill every Hamas terrorist in Gaza and wherever they live.
With the leadership of Hamas already safely ensconced in Qatar, their continuation seems ensured. The world’s overwhelming political bias will guarantee that the Islamic narrative will be widely disseminated and believed. Inevitably, this means there will be a next time and a next time until they either destroy us or we develop the backbone required to destroy this evil before it blankets the world.
We’ve been looking at the implacable nature of the Dark Age fiends who unleashed this hell, but the flip side of that is Israel’s blind fixation on hostage rescue and saving lives over winning a decisive military and geopolitical victory. Yeah, I get it. It’s easy for me to play the part of “old blood and guts” since none of my loved ones are being held at gunpoint somewhere beneath Gaza. Would it be worse to have said no to any ceasefires, continued to pulverize Gaza and everyone in it, and probably ensured the death of the captives OR free a few dozen and ensure that 10/7 wasn’t a one off but the first in a long line of similar attack?
Joey Sponge-Brain Shits-Pants along with his entire foreign policy rogues gallery and the institution of Foggy Bottom in general hate Israel and hate Jews. The bullshit platitudes and declarations of solidarity are worthless lies. Collectively, the US is behaving more or less in alliance with Hamas and Iran. I cannot understand why the Israelis refuse to see this, or if they do see it, figure out what advantage it is to maintain the relationship.
I’m relieved and overjoyed for those who have been released. But in allowing this to happen on Hamas’ terms, I fear what comes next.
ABOVE THE FOLD, BREAKING, NOTEWORTHY
- Thad McCotter: “The Left is less a political movement than a neurotic clown collective arrogantly spouting toxic imbecility.” The “Complexity” of Idiocy
- Robert Spencer: “Equal justice under the law has given way to mob rule and Leftist virtue-signaling.” Derek Chauvin’s Ongoing Nightmare Epitomizes the Decline of America
ISRAEL AT WAR
- “And can you guess what Biden is pressuring Israel to do?” Ceasefire in Gaza: Boon for Hamas Nazis
- “We are here in the Gaza Strip with our heroic soldiers. We are making every effort to return our hostages, and in the end we will return them all. We have three goals in this war: Eliminate Hamas, return all of our hostages and ensure that Gaza will not go back to being a threat to the State of Israel.” PHOTOS: Netanyahu Visits Troops in Gaza; Gallant Visits Lebanon Border
- “The negative consequences are already evident.” Hostage Deal Has Few Upsides for Israel and the West
- “The hostages are all Israeli women and children, along with four hostages from Thailand held by the radical terrorist group after it carried out a deadly terrorist attack on multiple locations in southern Israel Oct. 7, killing over 1,400 people and taking more than 200 hostages. Hamas delayed the release, which was supposed to take place earlier Saturday, claiming Israel was not abiding by the terms of the deal.” Hamas Releases Second Group of Hostages
- “This hostage situation, along with its resolution, is a total disaster.” A Monstrous Conundrum in the Middle East
- “When barbarism extinguishes innocence.” Liel Hatzroni, Age 12, Murdered by Hamas Nazis
- “The point of the entire display was evidently to show that Hamas still has a presence in the northern Gaza Strip and in Gaza City, where Israel has been operating, but where it has not yet finished its mission of removing Hamas terrorists and tunnels.” WATCH: “Palestinians” in Gaza City Taunt Red Cross Van Carrying Israeli Hostages
- “Will Israel resume the war to eliminate Hamas after a cumulative 1-2 week pause?” (When the animals have regrouped, rearmed and reorganized? This was a mistake – jjs)Netanyahu: Israel Will Extend Ceasefire For Release of 10 Hostages Per Day
- When asked during a Sunday interview with Margaret Brennan on CBS News’ “Face The Nation” about the whereabouts of Hamas commander Yahya Sinwar, Sheikh Mohammed responded by saying that he had no idea and claiming that the country only deals with the political representatives of Hamas who live in Qatar. Qatar’s Prime Minister Dodges Question On Future Of Hamas Inside Country
- “In 2022, the Biden admin pledged $344 million for terror-infested ‘Palestinian’ agencies. This years the funding is set to rise. ” Report: U.S. and Western-Funded “Palestinian” Schools Celebrated October 7 Massacre
- “As Israeli forces find Hamas tunnels next to UNRWA facilities, it is time to confront the problem.” United Nations Relief and Works Agency Is Hamas
- “Modern technical warfare has relegated diplomacy and conceptions of ‘natural law’ to the dustbins of history.” The New Front in the Gaza Conflict
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- “A bunch of kids decided to make a group chat, expose her, talk about it, and then talk about starting a riot.” High Schoolers Riot Over Teacher Who Attended Pro-Israel Rally
- “The shooter or possible shooters have not been apprehended.” Three “Palestinian” Students Shot Saturday Night in Vermont
- “Anti-Israel protesters heckled Joe Biden at Christmas Tree Lighting on Nantucket, while ceremony disrupted also in Seattle.” Emerging Anti-Israel Protest Tactic: Disrupting American Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies
- “The inaction from college administrators comes as deep-pocketed alumni pledge to halt donations over the anti-Semitic climate on many campuses. Several billionaires and white-shoe law firms have said they will not hire any student who participates in pro-Hamas protests.” Wary of Deportation, Elite Colleges Won’t Expel Anti-Semitic Foreign Students
- USC’s free speech policy states: “The legitimate expression of differing opinions and concerns, including unpopular, controversial or dissident viewpoints, is an essential element of the academic process.” Jewish USC Professor Barred from Campus; Targeted by Anti-Israel Activists with Doctored Video
- Robinson spoke out against the arrest, saying the the Metropolitan Police said his precense was causing “alarm and distress.” He spoke out against the police, saying that their “control” of “who is media and who isn’t” amounts to fascism. Robinson said he supports Israel, and demanded to know who he was “causing alarm and distress to.” He said London Mayor Sadiq Khan is “an apologist for Hamas.” Tommy Robinson Arrested in London at March Against Antisemitism for “Causing Alarm and Distress”: Report
- Mossallam characterized the attacks that claimed over 1,200 lives as “resistance from brave people who have endured decades of occupation.” United Airlines Pilot Who Called Hamas “Brave People” Suspended
- “Sensitivity to rape accusations – except when Jews are the victims.” Samantha Pearson, Head of Sexual Assault Center, Fired For Denying Hamas Nazis Committed Any Rapes
- Daniel Greenfield: “Afghan gun battles are now happening on the border of EU.” After Biden’s Pullout, Al Qaeda Built a Path From Afghanistan to Europe
- “How a barbaric terrorist entity is charming, seducing and devouring us.” Hamas and the Jihadist Psychopath
OFFICIAL DEMOCRAT PARTY/LEFTIST-ENDORSED ANTI-SEMITISM, ANTI-CHRISTIANITY
- “Trump was one of the most pro-Israel presidents in American history, and took several unprecedented actions to fight antisemitism, including signing an executive order extending civil rights protections to Jewish students on college campuses.” Crisco Christie Excuses Anti-Semitism as Reaction to Trump
CIVIL WAR 2.0: J-6 FBI FALSE FLAG “RIOT” & AFTERMATH, LEFTIST PERSECUTIONS, DEMOCRAT PUTSCH, AMERICAN DISSOLUTION
- “It was a cheap trick. Alas, the MSNBC viewers of the world on their 12th boosters lovecheap tricks. Meanwhile, Alexandra Pelosi made out like a bandit, on top of all the political capital they squeezed out of Jan 6, with her stupid documentary and the fawning media coverage she got for it.” WATCH: Nancy Pelosi’s Daughter Caught on Hidden Camera Admitting January 6 Was a Hoax
- Robert Zimmerman: “It is quite possible that the officers in charge had panicked. They were undermanned (by order of Speaker Nancy Pelosi), and faced a large crowd of people with emotions running high. It is also possible they acted under orders to fire, working in tandem with the large cadre of undercover police agents (also revealed by this new footage) who were acting to spur the demonstrators toward violence, so as to create the impression of a violent “insurrection” that could be used by the Democrats subsequently for political purposes.” Did the Capitol Police Instigate Violence by Firing on Peaceful January 6th Demonstrators?
- Miranda Devine: “The corrupt political manipulators who engineered the unrest, and the cowardly agents of the state who staged the courtroom railroading of Chauvin would like nothing better than for him to be dead, to save them from exposure. That exposure surely is coming, as an injustice so clear cannot stand in a country that still believes in the rule of law. Liz Collin’s stunning documentary The Fall of Minneapolis is only the start.” Derek Chauvin’s Railroaded Foes Will Stop at Nothing to Punish Ex-Cop as He’s Nearly Killed in Prison
- “Chauvin, who was convicted in the death of George Floyd, reportedly sustained serious injuries after being stabbed by another inmate Friday. The incident occurred days after Chauvin spoke out against his “sham” trial in an interview for the documentary, The Fall of Minneapolis.” ‘We Have Not Heard Back’: Derek Chauvin’s Mother Says Son’s Stabbing Was ‘Allowed To Happen’
- Robert Spencer: “What is termed “cancel culture” is actually a far larger and insidious phenomenon. People aren’t just being “canceled”; they’re being branded, defamed, marginalized, and destroyed, without any opportunity for appeal or recourse. Cross the machine, and the machine will cross you out. The foremost lesson of ‘The Devil’s Triangle’ is that those who hold political and cultural power today are a conscienceless, remorseless claque of authoritarians who are operating a machine of defamation and destruction in order to attain and protect their own interests.” An American Caught in the Machine
- “The DOJ abuses of power we see today can be traced back to the abuses of power seen during the Obama administration.” Eric, Merrick, and Jeff
- Roger Kimball: “The people are awakening.” Election of Milei, Wilders and Cogswell Has the Left Worried
FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUES, CENSORSHIP, FAKE NEWS, MEDIA, BIG BROTHER TECH
- “But really, it is outrageous to suggest that the fact that we are willing to release prisoners who are convicted of terrorism offenses, more of them than we are getting our own innocent children back, somehow suggests that we don’t care about Palestinian lives. Really, that’s a disgusting accusation.” Sky News Anchor Under Fire Over “Astonishing” Question to Israel Spokesman on Value of “Palestinian” Lives
- “The slant goes one way – towards the ‘Palestinian’ terrorists.” Damning Discrepancies in the NYT‘s Israel Coverage
- Clarice Feldman: “The ‘free press’ can fairly be characterized as outright liars and enablers of Hamas.” Manipulating with Lies and Manufactured Sob Stories
- “For whatever reason, Matt Drudge, who was reportedly apolitical and more interested in the success of his site than anyagenda, decided to tank the site. A comparison of Similiar Web (a site that ranks websites based on various metrics) shows that Drudge was listed as #41 in the nation with 164 million visits in October 2018. Currently, the site ranks at #145 with 51 million visits in October 2023. That’s a major, major drop.” A Dirty Little Secret About Drudge (He’s a talentless hack who caught lightning in a bottle. Once. – jjs)
RED-GREENS, CLIMATE CHANGE HOAX, DEMOCRAT-LEFT WAR ON FOSSIL FUELS, JUNK SCIENCE, LYSENKOISM
- “Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made $1.6 million from an electric car company the Biden [junta] boosted that just went bankrupt.” The Biden Junta’s Electric Vehicle Subsidies Are Becoming Another Solyndra
- “Behold the crony capitalism that has come to define the Green industry. The Duggan plan includes massive forced evictions of the city’s working poor and the subsequent devaluation of private property: elected officials abusing their power to harm some of their most vulnerable constituents. Why would any politician, who survives on votes every election cycle, do this? Who’s to say that after they repossess the land and build these solar panel fields, the entire solar industry doesn’t go belly-up, leading to the selling of that land to developers? At root, the Duggan administration is harming its poorest constituents in the name of saving the planet.” Impoverishing Everyone to Save Gaia
- In other words, towards a less reliable, more expensive, and more dangerous power system in a state that already cannot handle the electricity demand. And this is a “camel’s-nose-under-the-tent” situation for both the California Climate Cultists and the federal Cultists in Biden’s administration. They want to keep using “regulation” to regulate away our freedoms and our choices. Off the Rails! Scam-Trak Joe’s EPA Punches Newsom’s ‘Electric’ Ticket
- “. . . nuclear power could also make sufficient electricity to fuel death traps, aka EV’s, and replace all gas and oil heaters, gas cooktops and barbecues. An all-electrified world. Does that sound wonderful to you? To me nuclear energy is an archetypal curate’s egg. So, I’m against it when I’m not for it, and vice versa.” Want ‘Net-Zero’? Try the Curate’s Egg
AMNESTY, IMMIGRATION, BORDER SECURITY
- “More than 24,000 Chinese citizens have been apprehended crossing into the United States from Mexico in the past year. That is more than in the preceding 10 years combined.” Biden Border Crisis: Chinese Nationals Flooding Across Our Borders In Record Numbers
- Local resident Annette Cain called the use of the Jewel-Osco site for an encampment a “disgrace”, adding: “Why would you put our taxpayer dollars on migrants and not on the people who’ve been living in this community for decades and for their children and their grandchildren.” WATCH: Chicago Builds Massive Migrant Camp, Tries To Hide It From Residents
- “Ever wonder how long it takes for a legitimate visitor to visit the U.S. with a visa? Hint: It’s a lot longer than hopping over the border and claiming asylum.” Heading Home From Abroad for the Holidays? Good Luck Getting a U.S. Visa
CRIME & PUNISHMENT, NON-DOSTOYEVSKY
- “A database maintained by the Sun-Times shows 537 people were killed in Chicago January 1, 2023, through November 25, 2023.” Mayor Brandon Johnson’s Chicago: 25 Shot by Saturday Night of Thanksgiving Weekend
- “Sexual depravity and abuse is an ongoing crisis for the Church.” Catholic Priest Sentenced to Life for Sex-Trafficking
- “The nation’s crime rate is spiking.” State-Sanctioned Chaos at the Imperial Capital
- “A Los Angeles Times puff piece aimed at softening the tale of violent offender Jarad Nava attempted to explain away his crimes by bringing up his rough childhood, and cited Newsom to make the case that he’s a truly reformed member of society.” Thanks, Newsom: Gangster Who Shot Teen Girl Works in State Public Safety After Being Freed 150 Years Early
AMERICA AND THE WORLD IMPRISONED: CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS AND FACTS
- Potential adverse effects of mRNA vaccines are not merely limited to myocarditis, however, as the [Chinese] COVID-19 vaccines have been similarly linked to health problems including “menstrual disturbance,” “Tinnitus,” and seizures in children. REPORT: Moderna Pauses New Vaccine Trials Over Myocarditis Fears
EDUCATION, AND WHAT PASSES FOR IT
- “The university’s commitment to the Board of Trustees’ Diversity Statement has not changed.” U. Tennessee Rebranding DEI Department as ‘Division of Access and Engagement’ to Fool Public and Lawmakers
- “Weil, Gotshal & Manges asked a minority student group at Northwestern for ‘optional’ headshots.” Top Law Firm Collects Photographs of Potential Applicants, Raising Discrimination Concerns
- “Pro-abortion organizations and activists, backed by the affiliates of large left-wing organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU, have stealthily turned to ballot measures in the hopes of shoring up and even growing the abortion complex in the shift from federal to state power.” Left-Wing Groups Seeking Abortion Ballot Measures in 9 States for 2024
THE 2020 AND 2022ELECTION HEISTS & AFTERMATH
- “Forcing ballot box stuffers to date their envelopes does provide at least one minimal safeguard.” Legalizing Ballot Fraud in Pennsylvania
- “Democracy is not ‘heads I win, tails you lose,’ but some left-leaning reformers want it that way. When they disagree with election outcomes, they demand wholesale changes to the process. Ranked-choice voting, or RCV, is the latest example.” Who Is Driving Ranked-Choice Voting Initiatives?
THE UKRAINIAN “FRONT”
- “Conservative Party leader Pierre Poilievre earlier explained his party had voted against the agreement not because of flagging support for Ukraine, but out of concern it would saddle the war-torn country with a carbon tax.” “Castreau-cescu” Trudeau Sees ‘Right-Wing, American MAGA’ Pushing Canadian Conservative Party Votes Against Ukraine Bill
FOREIGN AFFAIRS, INTERNATIONAL
- Cotton dismissed fears from weak-kneed politicians who fear escalating militarily against Iran. “What Reagan did when he sank half of Iran’s navy, it didn’t lead to an open, outright war,” he said. “After Donald Trump directed [the] killing of Qasem Soleimani in Iraq, Iran’s terrorist mastermind, Iran pulled in its horns for the rest of Trump’s era.” (But Biden ain’t Trump, Senator – jjs) Senator Cotton: A ‘Massive Retaliation’ Against Iran Directly is Only Way to Stop Attacks on U.S. Forces
- Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists in Yemen fired two ballistic missiles at a U.S. destroyer in the Gulf of Aden just after midnight on Monday after the vessel thwarted an attempt by terrorists to seize a tanker connected to an Israeli businessman. Iranian-Backed Terrorists Fire Ballistic Missiles at U.S. Destroyer
- “American troops are needlessly risking life and limb because of policy paralysis and lack of political courage.” Our National Disgrace in Iraq and Syria
- “[So-called quote-unquote “president”] Biden’s failed foreign policy agenda has driven our enemies closer to each other than ever before as this new “Axis of Evil” has formed vis a vis Russia, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran.” The World is On Fire and Biden’s Spineless Foreign Policy Isn’t Helping
- The attackers, who average 2.33 per incident, generally target the elderly, with the average age of the average age of their victims being over 60. Rhetoric against Afrikaners and the white minority more generally in South Africa has intensified in recent months, with Julius Malema of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party leading packed stadiums in chants of “shoot to kill… kill the Boer, the farmer.” Farm Attacks Up 21 Percent in Anti-White South Africa
DEFENSE, MILITARY, SECURITY AFFAIRS
- The enterprise was international in scope, with over a million dollars in earnings identified, evidence of substantial money transfers to South Korea, and prostitutes trafficked to the United States from Asia. Thus far, only Han Lee and alleged co-conspirators Junmyung Lee and James Lee have been charged by the Justice Department. The politicians, government officials, and other powerful clients of the alleged pimps, who operated in greater Boston and eastern Virginia, remain unidentified. Prostitution Ring Servicing Politicians, Military Officers, and Gov’t Contractors Kept ‘Impeccable’ Records
CULTURE WARS, NATIONAL SUICIDE
- “Despite strong showings from Barbie and Oppenheimer over the summer, movies released in theaters have continued to pull in weak numbers compared to pre-pandemic levels. Other factors have hurt the media industry more generally, such as the lengthy SAG-AFTRA strike and the lean toward content criticized as ‘woke’ or pandering.” Hollywood Struggles Over Holiday With Disney and Apple Duds
- “It was quite the exchange. As someone who has actually lauded Maher’s recent comments against wokeism and radicals within his own party, I find it unfortunate that he couldn’t buoy his own criticism of Trump for not accepting the results of the election by criticizing Hillary for continuing to say the 2016 election was stolen from her, or John Kerry for saying the 2004 election was stolen from him.” Oliver Stone: The 2020 Election Might Have Been Stolen
- Heather Mac Donald: “The movie Chevalier tells us little that is true about a second-rate composer—but it is a peerless example of hatred for the Western past.” Minor, in a Major Key
- “The man who made the most famous Holocaust movie ever has nothing to say but will speak out for a Democrat [pseudo] president who is strangely Hamas-friendly.” Why is Steven Spielberg Silent About the Hamas Pogrom in Israel?
- Christian Toto: “Everybody Loves Raymond alum rages against pro-Hamas rallies, Hollywood ‘silence.’” Patricia Heaton Perfectly Sums Up Shocking Spike in Anti Semitism
- Sainte-Marie, 82, has spent decades claiming to have Native heritage, but has made a series of problematic claims that seem to clash while speaking of that purported heritage. For instance, over the years she has claimed to be a blood member of at least three separate Indian tribes, the Algonquin tribe, the Mi’kmaq tribe, and the Cree tribe. Accused Pretendian Buffy Sainte-Marie: ‘I Have Never Lied About My Identity,’ U.S. Birth Certificate Is Fake
HITHER & YON
- “CIA Operations Officer was killed during a Taliban prisoner uprising during the Battle of Qala-I-Jangi Fortress.” Remembering Johnny “Mike” Spann, 22 Years After He Became The First American Casualty Inside Afghanistan after 9/11
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