The New York Sun, the world's best newspaper, has published the speech Sarah Plain would have given at the anti-Ahamadinejad rally today at the UN. I'd say the leftard Jews shot themselves in the foot, but they have no feet left:
Governor Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, was scheduled to speak today at a rally in Dag Hammarskjold Plaza to protest the appearance here of President Ahmadinejad of Iran. Her appearance was canceled by rally organizers who sought a nonpolitical event. Following are the remarks Mrs. Palin would have given:
I am honored to be with you and with leaders from across this great country — leaders from different faiths and political parties united in a single voice of outrage.
Tomorrow, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will come to New York — to the heart of what he calls the Great Satan — and speak freely in this, a country whose demise he has called for.
Ahmadinejad may choose his words carefully, but underneath all of the rhetoric is an agenda that threatens all who seek a safer and freer world. We gather here today to highlight the Iranian dictator's intentions and to call for action to thwart him.
He must be stopped.
The world must awake to the threat this man poses to all of us. Ahmadinejad denies that the Holocaust ever took place. He dreams of being an agent in a "Final Solution" — the elimination of the Jewish people. He has called Israel a "stinking corpse" that is "on its way to annihilation." Such talk cannot be dismissed as the ravings of a madman — not when Iran just this summer tested long-range Shahab-3 missiles capable of striking Tel Aviv, not when the Iranian nuclear program is nearing completion, and not when Iran sponsors terrorists that threaten and kill innocent people around the world.
The Iranian government wants nuclear weapons. The International Atomic Energy Agency reports that Iran is running at least 3,800 centrifuges and that its uranium enrichment capacity is rapidly improving. According to news reports, U.S. intelligence agencies believe the Iranians may have enough nuclear material to produce a bomb within a year.
The world has condemned these activities. The United Nations Security Council has demanded that Iran suspend its illegal nuclear enrichment activities. It has levied three rounds of sanctions. How has Ahmadinejad responded? With the declaration that the "Iranian nation would not retreat one iota" from its nuclear program.
So, what should we do about this growing threat? First, we must succeed in Iraq. If we fail there, it will jeopardize the democracy the Iraqis have worked so hard to build, and empower the extremists in neighboring Iran. Iran has armed and trained terrorists who have killed our soldiers in Iraq, and it is Iran that would benefit from an American defeat in Iraq.
If we retreat without leaving a stable Iraq, Iran's nuclear ambitions will be bolstered. If Iran acquires nuclear weapons — they could share them tomorrow with the terrorists they finance, arm, and train today. Iranian nuclear weapons would set off a dangerous regional nuclear arms race that would make all of us less safe.
But Iran is not only a regional threat; it threatens the entire world. It is the no. 1 state sponsor of terrorism. It sponsors the world's most vicious terrorist groups, Hamas and Hezbollah. Together, Iran and its terrorists are responsible for the deaths of Americans in Lebanon in the 1980s, in Saudi Arabia in the 1990s, and in Iraq today. They have murdered Iraqis, Lebanese, Palestinians, and other Muslims who have resisted Iran's desire to dominate the region. They have persecuted countless people simply because they are Jewish.
Iran is responsible for attacks not only on Israelis, but on Jews living as far away as Argentina. Anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial are part of Iran's official ideology and murder is part of its official policy. Not even Iranian citizens are safe from their government's threat to those who want to live, work, and worship in peace. Politically-motivated abductions, torture, death by stoning, flogging, and amputations are just some of its state-sanctioned punishments.
It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under Ahmadinejad's rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens.
If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed.
If she walks down a public street in clothing that violates the state dress code, she could be arrested.
But in the face of this harsh regime, the Iranian women have shown courage. Despite threats to their lives and their families, Iranian women have sought better treatment through the "One Million Signatures Campaign Demanding Changes to Discriminatory Laws." The authorities have reacted with predictable barbarism. Last year, women's rights activist Delaram Ali was sentenced to 20 lashes and 10 months in prison for committing the crime of "propaganda against the system." After international protests, the judiciary reduced her sentence to "only" 10 lashes and 36 months in prison and then temporarily suspended her sentence. She still faces the threat of imprisonment.
Earlier this year, Senator Clinton said that "Iran is seeking nuclear weapons, and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps is in the forefront of that" effort. Senator Clinton argued that part of our response must include stronger sanctions, including the designation of the IRGC as a terrorist organization. John McCain and I could not agree more.
Senator Clinton understands the nature of this threat and what we must do to confront it. This is an issue that should unite all Americans. Iran should not be allowed to acquire nuclear weapons. Period. And in a single voice, we must be loud enough for the whole world to hear: Stop Iran!
Only by working together, across national, religious, and political differences, can we alter this regime's dangerous behavior. Iran has many vulnerabilities, including a regime weakened by sanctions and a population eager to embrace opportunities with the West. We must increase economic pressure to change Iran's behavior.
Tomorrow, Ahmadinejad will come to New York. On our soil, he will exercise the right of freedom of speech — a right he denies his own people. He will share his hateful agenda with the world. Our task is to focus the world on what can be done to stop him.
We must rally the world to press for truly tough sanctions at the U.N. or with our allies if Iran's allies continue to block action in the U.N. We must start with restrictions on Iran's refined petroleum imports.
We must reduce our dependency on foreign oil to weaken Iran's economic influence.
We must target the regime's assets abroad; bank accounts, investments, and trading partners.
President Ahmadinejad should be held accountable for inciting genocide, a crime under international law.
We must sanction Iran's Central Bank and the Revolutionary Guard Corps — which no one should doubt is a terrorist organization.
Together, we can stop Iran's nuclear program.
Senator McCain has made a solemn commitment that I strongly endorse: Never again will we risk another Holocaust. And this is not a wish, a request, or a plea to Israel's enemies. This is a promise that the United States and Israel will honor, against any enemy who cares to test us. It is John McCain's promise and it is my promise.
Top Photo: From Atlas reader Neil at a Minnesota rally yesterday
Testifying in front of a state legislative committee in 2000, Alakasan sexual assault victim's advocates and the Deputy Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Public Safety stated that they were unaware of ANY police departments in Alaska billing sexual assault victims for rape kits, and in the few instances that victims were bill, it seems the hospitals were to blame. Furthermore, there are state agencies to help pay for the medical costs of the victims of violent crime.
Wasilla's Police cheif reiterated this PM that there are no police department records indicating that they ever bill anyone for rape kits, and the only other City agency that would possibly have evidence that they did purges their records that are more than six years old.
The entire media argument hinges on a single article quoting a former police chief, a man now who refuses to speak to the media.
When you can't find additional evidence supporting a single-sourced story and that source clams up, and there seems to be expert testimony doubting it, shouldn't a responsible media consider a retraction?
The story of the Sarah Palin email hack has taken a new turn. According to security experts, the hackers’ electronictrail has been traced to Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago. His national headquarters is located there.
Palin Email Hack
In many ways the Palin email hack of her Yahoo account reminds voters of the Watergate break in of 1972. A generation ago, a very suspicious presidential candidate ordered his men to break into George McGovern’s campaign headquarters in Washington DC. The episode was emblematic of an administration known for dirty trickspolitics as usual.
In those days they did not have electronic mail but they
Women United has extended an invitation Governor Sarah Palin, among others, to address a press conference and rally to "Stop Ahmadinejad", taking place in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, September 25th protesting a meeting being held at the hotel between Iran's President Ahmadinejad and various organizations wishing to open up with him a dialogue and who appear thereby to be providing tacit legitimacy to the Iranian president's policies.
Delayed publishing this afternoon. Typepad was experiencing technical difficulties - all post remained invisible.
IF SARAH IS NOT WELCOME, NEITHER AM I. I AM NOT ATTENDING.
UPDATE: PALIN UNIVITED!CALL! CALL! CALL! CALL! This is an outrage! Ahamdinejad said AGAIN today that Israel would not survive in any form.
Speaking to reporters at a press conference ahead of his visit to New York, Ahmadinejad also repeated previous anti-Israel comments, calling the Holocaust by Nazi Germany a "fake."
The Iranian President stated that the Jewish state wouldn't survive in any form.
He smirked at a former mantra of the Israeli right of a "Greater" Israel that would include occupied Palestinian territories, saying that while "some say the idea of Greater Israel has expired, I say the idea of a Lesser Israel has expired, too."(more here)
Who do these Jewish organizations represent? They exist for one reason and one reason only, to fight for the survival of the Jewish people. The rest is window dressing. How dare they. I AM LIVID. I am on the phones now. Do the same and withdraw your pledges for these orgs.
David wrote to tell me, those debased leftard Jews (they will be the death of us all) over at the the DNC are calling in their markers and leaning very hard on Monday's Anti-Iran Rally organizers and sympathetic local rabbis to dis-invite Alaska Governor Sarah Palin from speaking at the event. The reason: her presence makes it a "partisan" event. One Northern NJ rabbi (who will remain anonymous) is really stinking it up with the Jewish Press. Look for an article about it very soon.
Palin's appearance is a gift to the Jews. I WISH TO UNEQUICVOCALLY STATE THAT IT WOULD BE POLITICAL SUICIDE TO UNIVITE PALIN and we will not take it sitting down. I will urge every Jew to stop donating to these orgs of they uninivite Palin. Dear G-d, we need all the friends we can get. Lord knows how close we are to electing a president aligned with the jihad (BHO).
These leftartd Jews are reminiscent of the American Jews during World War II like Stephen Wise that were complicit in their silence about the holocaust. Fuck that! Never again and these Jewicidals will not be tolerated. The fact is for the first time in recent history JEWISH NEW YORKERS are leaning right.
Yesterday a Poll from Sienna College was released showing that McCain was gaining on Obama in NY State. The most astounding part of the Poll was the Jewish Vote that represents about 12% of the total in NY is supporting McCain by a 54% to 32% margin. This is a MAJOR shift that if duplicated nationally can help move Key states including NJ and Pennsylvania to the McCain corner.
CONTACT THE ORGANIZERS AND LET THEM KNOW!
Call, email etc. demand that they do not pull Governor Palin from the speakers list:
Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations
633 Third Avenue New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-318-6111 Fax: 212-644-4135 Email: email@example.com
The Israel Project Washington DC Office Phone: 202-857-6644 Fax: 202-857-6674 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Jewish Communities email@example.com Telephone: 212.284.6500
This is a chilling account of U.S. indifference to the plight of European Jews during WWII, of how government officials not only failed to act but thwarted the efforts of those who tried.Ê Had Peter Bergson, representing Ze'ev Jabotinsky's Revisionist Zionists in America, received government support for his plans to rescue Hitler's Jewish victims, many more might have been saved and his name might have been as well known as those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg.
But as Wyman (The Abandonment of the Jews) and Medoff (The Deafening Silence: American Jewish Leaders and the Holocaust) make clear in this simple but potent volume, Bergson's dogged efforts--advertisements in the New York Times, lobbying in Washington, a star-studded pageant called "We Will Never Die" that toured the country--were crippled in large part not only by Roosevelt's administration but by the leaders of the established American Jewish community.
Earlier on Thursday, the Iranian president downplayed the possibility of an IAF strike against Iran.
"Israel is in a weak position to launch attacks against any other country," he was quoted by Press TV as saying.
UPDATE: From Dan Freidman,
The organizers of the anti-Iran rally near the UN on Monday have decided not to allow Sarah Palin to speak. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, the direct descendants of the court Jews who opted to protect their seats at court during the Holocaust rather than extend themselves one inch to save European Jewry - and instead actively opposed rescue efforts by other Jewish Americans - are still in the same cowardly, cringing mode. And if you go down the list, they are almost without exception liberal Democrats who support Obama. Little wonder that a Democrat who embraced Suha Arafat is kosher but a powerful Republican ally of Israel, and the next Vice President of the United States, is treif.
Under the circumstances, attending their event on Monday amounts to tacit approval of the Conference's leftwing bias and congenital timidity. Make your own decision, but I won't allow myself to be duped that way.
This is the left. Disgusting and criminal. Heads should roll. Can you imagine if someone broke into your email account? Tech savvy investigators should be able to track down the hacker. He/she/they should be prosceuted to the full extent of the law.
Nothing is sacred on the left except aberrant sexual behaivor, Islamic jihad and late term abortion.
Gawkeris reporting that they've got their hands on screen grabs of Palin's private emails, including never-before-seen family pictures, and that the emails and pics look to be the real thing. Some anonymous soul apparently hacked into the account and got the goods before the email password was changed (and deleted! perhaps illegally!). Will this turn out to be some sort of election game-changer on Gawker's part? At this point absolutely nothing would surprise us. And we mean that.
The more we know about this plant, the scarier the prospect of an Obama presidency is. How does a man, from virtually out of nowhere, with a really sketchy youth, a drug addled past, nefarious allegiances, alliances and support come to be one step away from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue? Unfathomable.
The media and Obama operatives have descended upon Alaska and have tried to make hay out of the firing of an insubordinate, old boy political hack, a much derserved firing (one that ought to be heralded not investigated).The latest on that media ruse?
Last night, the McCain campaign released documents to show that Gov. Palin did not fire her political appointee, Public Safety Commissioner Walter Monegan, because he refused to fire state trooper Mike Wooten, Gov. Palin's former brother-in-law. An internal state trooper investigation found that Wooten had threatened that Palin's father would "eat a f---ing bullet." Palin had raised concerns to Monegan about the fact that Wooten was still carrying a gun and working for the state, but Palin's legal counsel contends that the decision to sack Monegan was not related to Wooten.
Rather, Palin's lawyer writes, the decision was "based on [Monegan's] refusal to execute her Administration's policy on fiscal and budget matters, a refusal that between late 2007 and the middle of 2008 blossomed into outright insubordination."
Ed Morrissey usefully outlines Monegan's record of insubordination:
* 12/9/07: Monegan holds a press conference with Hollis French to push his own budget plan. * 1/29/08: Palin’s staffers have to rework their procedures to keep Monegan from bypassing normal channels for budget requests. * February 2008: Monegan publicly releases a letter he wrote to Palin supporting a project she vetoed. * June 26, 2008: Monegan bypassed the governor’s office entirely and contacted Alaska’s Congressional delegation to gain funding for a project.
The release of these documents came as the McCain campaign announced that Gov. Palin will not cooperate with the ethics probe "as long as it remains tainted."
Monegan's connection with Alaska state senator Hollis French is one of the reasons the McCain campaign contends the investigation is tainted. As noted above, Monegan held a press conference with the Democratic state senator after he objected to Sarah Palin's budget. Hollis French is now managing the investigation into Monegan's firing, and French has already made partisan remarks about it to the press, saying to the Washington Post: "It undercuts one of the points they are making that [Palin] is an ethical reformer."
A few days ago, the McCain campaign sent out this picture of French at an Obama event:
Palin's counsel requested that the complaint be dismissed because no ethics violation would have occurred even if she did fire Monegan because he let Wooten keep his job:
To the extent the Governor is alleged to have sought a non-financial personal benefit from an attempt to have Mr. Wooten dismissed, that benefit would have been a benefit shared generally with the public -- namely, the benefit of a trooper force free from rogue officers who have been found guilty of acts of violence and recklessness against the public. The Ethics Act specifically permits state officials to act in such circumstances, and thus even if the allegations were true -- which they assuredly are not -- there would be not probable cause to pursue the claim in this matter.
Clinton Cancels Rally Appearance After Learning Palin Invited WASHINGTON — . ... "Her [Palin's] attendance was news to us, and this was never billed to us as a partisan political event," said Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines. "Sen. Clinton will therefore not be attending." CONTD...
Palin to speak at anti-Iran rally JTA (hat tip Bluestar)
Sarah Palin will speak at next week's Jewish-sponsored rally to protest Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the United Nations.
In addition to Palin, the Republican vice-presidential nominee and Alaska governor, confirmed speakers include U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), Iranian dissidents, black ministers, Jewish leaders and Israeli Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog, according to a key group organizing the rally, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
Asked if there would be someone from the Obama campaign at the demonstration, Hoenlein noted the presence of Clinton as a leading Democrat.
The rally, part of efforts by Jewish groups to stop Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons, will be held at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 22. It is expected to draw thousands of participants to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, across from the United Nations.