"I saw three ships come sailing in, come sailing in, come sailing in...."
God bless the Welsh-- their national website is right on top of the story as our NATO ally France makes its first contribution to the safe-guarding of its long-time colonial partner, Lebanon.
Story #1, August 16:
The international community is scrambling to put together a fortified UN peacekeeping force for southern Lebanon...Nearly a dozen countries have said they could take part in the strengthened force...Many possible contributors appeared to be waiting for France to take the lead. France, which has been in the forefront of the diplomatic push, is demanding a more specific mandate for the 15,000-strong force...Story #2 -- follow-up, August 19
French troops land in Lebanon
Two cheese-eating countries-- can you spot the Surrender-Monkeys?
Two small boats carrying French soldiers, the first reinforcement of UN peacekeepers in southern Lebanon, went ashore today.
Local TV channels showed live video of two inflatable dinghies motoring ashore from a French warship anchored in the Mediterranean near Naqoura, about three miles from the Israeli border...
The two boats, carrying about five soldiers each, were followed 10 minutes later by a larger boat flying a French flag.
David Warren passes on two articles which pretty much sum up the disaster quotient on the Israeli/Hezbollocks ceasefire, one by Ari Shavit of Haaretz ["Absolute folly"] and one by Caroline Glick at the Jerusalem Post ["Unimitigated disaster"]. Can't be said any better than these.
ANTI-SEMITISM IN AMERICA CHRONICLES:
These days if you're an anti-semite in America it helps to be a black liberal instead of a rare Hollywood arch-conservative.
Defeated Congresspugiliste, Cyntha McKinney, Georgia's shame, was accompanied from a recent "I-was-robbed" rally by bodyguard thugs who let the world know that Zionist-Kike-Jew-bastards should quit giving their sugar-mama grief.
Former Atlanta mayor (what is it about Georgians these days? -- as I heard a transplanted Bostonian say, "They're morons-- they could only HOPE to be idiots") and former UN ambassador, the not-so-honourable Andrew Young, was shilling for Wal-Mart until a couple of days ago when he cited, as a point in Wal-Mart's cut-price favour, that Jewish, Korean, and Arab owners of small corner stores have made a career out of ripping off poor minorities. The story was covered, but Young's name never appears in the headlines (even on Drudge).
As usual, these folks, helped by minority status but even more importantly by liberal Democratic credentials, get a pass from the press that Mel Gibson can only dream about.
CBS senile citizen Mike Wallace gets a similar pass when he spends 60 Minutes [video] doing a Sta-puff Marshmallow interview with Iranian presidential nutjob Mahmoud Ahmadinnerjacket, an encounter so softball that even NPR has reservations about it. Mahmoud, of course, did a cute fairy-dance around his well-known aspiration to exterminate all remaining Jews. Wallace didn't press him on it, and later pronounced the planet's premier anti-Semite "interesting, intelligent, and attractive." E-e-e-e-w-w-w-w.
Larry Elder at Townhall.com commented: "With all due respect, Mr. Wallace, you are in your 61st minute. It's time. "
Back on planet earth, specifically planet Hollywood, the vociferously and vituperatively denounced Mel Gibson got a tall order to attend AA meetings for a year, curtail his driving for three months, pay a fine, enter rehab, and be subject to three years' probation while doing some sort of public service works. He can start by wiping up from the sidewalk all the spit that missed his face.
David Frum (notorious conservative Jew) had this to say at his National Review Online blog:
July 30, 2006: Mel's Calling
If a drunken Mel Gibson did indeed call out, "Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world," then there can be only one possible place for a man who believes such things: as the next Secretary General of the United Nations.Good call from the Frumster.
Finally-- Department of Funny Peculiar (and not Funny Ha-Ha):
Separated at birth?
And I mean WA-A-A-Y-Y separated.