The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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The cover of today's edition of Charlie Hebdo isn't going to go down well in some quarters.  Al Jazeera isn't impressed and they have copied the tweet-tweet comments of all manner of writers for the Guardian and similar.  We were expecting it. Another Charlie Hebdo cover to incite anti-Muslim ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2017 10:00 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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Take your best gal, your real pal and go down to the levee...   ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2017 7:29 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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His enemies have lost their senses. by Conrad Black The whole world is astounded and distressed at the incivility of American public discourse. Not since Senator Joseph R. McCarthy accused President Dwight Eisenhower, former president Harry Truman, and the late president Franklin D. Roosevelt ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2017 5:27 AM by Conrad Black
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis Every schoolchild knows that Columbus sailed the ocean blue in 1492. He and his men sailed in La Pinta, La Nina, and the Santa Maria. They may also know that his contemporaries all laughed at Christopher Columbus when he said the world was round. But who's got the last laugh ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/23/2017 5:12 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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No doubt influenced by National Security Advisor McMaster, whose views on this matter have become well-known, President Trump used the generic word "terrorists" to describe our enemies in Afghanistan. This is a major mistake in my opinion. "Terrorists" implies they employ terror for terror's sake. This ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/22/2017 6:13 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 22 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis Gerard Depardieu as Rasputin One of history’s most diverting misunderstandings that long stand uncorrected is the alleged remark in 1972 by Chinese Prime Minister Chou Enlai to President Richard Nixon. Asked what he thought about the 1789 French Revolution, Chou is said to ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/22/2017 4:23 AM by Michael Curtis
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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by Richard Kostelanetz Piecing together bits drawn from various sources, I gather that some white supremacist group got a permit to stage a demonstration. Once this was granted, the remnant of Black Lives Matter decided, along with allied gangs, to mobilize a counter demonstration. This setup ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 10:39 AM by Richard Kostelanetz
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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From the Spanish edition of The Local The death toll in Spain's terror attacks has risen to 15, Catalonia's regional minister Joaquim Forn said Monday, as a man found stabbed dead in a car outside Barcelona was linked to the case. "We are raising the number of victims from 14 to 15 to include ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 10:06 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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Sky News is reporting on their 24 hour TV programme that a man wearing a suicide belt has been shot dead in the town of Subirats west of Barcelona this afternoon. The Express has the bare headline on-line.  Meanwhile Sky is also reporting that the driver of the van who was on the run has been arrested ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 9:52 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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I've never seen mass hysteria like what we are witnessing today before. Dot com bubble, housing bubble, sure, but this is a scale of magnitude quite new. Scott Adams explains: History is full of examples of Mass Hysterias. They happen fairly often. The cool thing about mass hysterias is that ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 7:09 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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by Theodore Dalrymple Even before reading it, I knew in outline what the article in the June 8 New England Journal of Medicine would say. This could be seen from its title: “Heath Effects of Dramatic Societal Events—Ramifications of the Recent Presidential Election.” Still, I was taken aback ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 5:15 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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Fred Siegel and Sol Stern write in City Journal: Standing up to political correctness and facing death threats, the Muslim apostate writers Ibn Warraq and Ayaan Hirsi Ali have honored our increasingly endangered Western heritage of free thought, which includes the right—indeed, the obligation—to ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 4:57 AM by NER
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Monday, 21 August 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald The State Department has just issued its annual report on religious freedom around the world. Saudi Arabia, to judge by the language of the report, vied with North Korea as the worst offender. The Saudis, Rex Tillerson said, ought to “embrace greater degrees of religious ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/21/2017 4:36 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
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And Jolson kept cool with Cal. Diversity? You ain't seen nothin' yet! ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2017 7:57 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
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As reported by the ABC and the Herald-Sun. First, the ABC. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-20/three-men-to-be-charged-with-committing-terrorist-act/8824648 "Man Charged, Two Others Facing Charges Over Terrorist Attack at Melbourne Islamic Centre". 'One man (sic: "One Sunni Muslim man" ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2017 4:03 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
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From the Weekend Australian Finnish police say a Moroccan asylum seeker deliberately targeted women in a stabbing spree that left two dead and is being investigated as the country’s first terror attack. Police shot and wounded the knife-wielding suspect, detaining him minutes after Friday’s rampage ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2017 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Sunday, 20 August 2017
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He doesn't put it in so many words; he holds back from coming right out and saying it; but that is the general conclusion that can be drawn, by any intelligent reader, from an article by one Michael Kuttner, that appeared in an Australasian Jewish online news site, "Jwire", on August 11 this year.  On ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/20/2017 12:20 AM by Christina McIntosh
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Saturday, 19 August 2017
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I think it is generally accepted that the stash of gas and inflamables stored in the house in Alcanar which blew up on Wednesday was intended for something atrocious and that the gang had to hurredly impliment Plan B before they were neutralised. The famous Cathedral of the Infidel would have made an ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2017 11:55 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 August 2017
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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for a stabbing attack in Russia that has left two people in a serious condition. The knife attacker stabbed eight people on the street in Russia's far northern city of Surgut before being shot by police, investigators said Saturday. Isil's ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2017 9:47 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 19 August 2017
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The fresh approach that is needed is the one Trump is taking: if North Korea does not stop threatening the liberal-democratic world, it will be strangled economically or smashed militarily by Conrad Black The tenor of the heavy comment I receive from Canadian readers indicates that there are ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2017 7:15 AM by Conrad Black
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Saturday, 19 August 2017
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by Michael Curtis In a recent friendly telephone conversation, Russian President Vladimir Putin may well have exclaimed to U.S. President Donald Trump, "Darn that dream I dream each night, but it haunts me and it won't come true."  It would be a timely commentary on present day Russia. On this ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2017 5:23 AM by Michael Curtis
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Saturday, 19 August 2017
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The Finnish word "Varokaa" which means "mind out" could well have been shouted by bystanders, and not be the assailant shouting "allah akbar" but I still feared that  this  stabbing was going to be a jihadist attack, because of the multiple victims and the focus on wounding their necks. But I wasn't ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/19/2017 4:26 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Friday, 18 August 2017
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by Steve Hecht President Donald Trump has committed the "full weight of US diplomatic and economic” to bear on Venezuela "to restore its democracy." Yet an Obama-holdover ambassador and elements of the State Department are leading a constitutional coup in Central America. Venezuela now has ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2017 10:55 AM by Steve Hecht
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Friday, 18 August 2017
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by Hugh Fitzgerald For Hatem Bazian, the Balfour Declaration which the Zionists had worked so hard for, and regarded as their greatest pre-state triumph, represents “the total surrender of Jewish moral and ethical agency.” This will certainly come as a surprise not only to Jews,  but to historians ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2017 4:59 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Friday, 18 August 2017
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The Telegraph continues a live update Five terrorists wearing fake suicide belts have been shot dead by police after ramming civilians with a car in a Spanish seaside town in a second attack to hit the country. Seven people, including a police officer, were injured in the vehicle attack in Cambrils ...Read More...
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Posted on 08/18/2017 2:51 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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