Thursday, December 04, 2008

Watcher's Council Nominations. 12/04/08

The Watcher's Council is a group of some of the most incisive blogs in the`sphere. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one of their own and one from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.

Council News: This week marks the debut of the latest addition to the Watcher's Council, Deborah Hamilton over at Right Truth. Check out her fine will definitely reward your attention.

So, let's see what we have this week....

Council Submissions :

Joshuapundit - Defeating the Death Cult - What will it take to defeat jihad, at least here in the United States? In view of the assault on Mumbai, I decided to submit this older piece with a few practical suggestions.

Rhymes With Right - Something To Give Thanks About — Part III - This week, Greg is thankful for the policies of George W. Bush in keeping the country safe. I normally agree with Greg, but not on this one, I'm afraid.

As for keeping the country safe as opposed to decisive victory over our enemies, I'd like to remind Greg of General Douglas MacArthur's one word answer when asked to define defensive warfare - "Defeat."

Mere Rhetoric - Former Peace Process Diplomats To Obama: Renewed Peace Process Guaranteed To Fail -Barack Obama has let it be known that a `peace process' between Israel and the Palestinians is going to be a centerpiece of his incoming Administration...and Israel-hostile picks for his foreign policy team give us a pretty good idea of what kind of 'settlement' an Obama administration is likely to try and push for.

As Omri notes, a number of people previously involved in this exercise have let Obama understand that this is an exercise in futility.

The Provocateur - The Politics and Policy of Bailouts and Corporate Tax Cuts - Mike Volpe points out something that the Left seems oblivious to - that corporations don't pay taxes, they merely pass them on to their customers.

The Colossus of Rhodey - On Delaware education - Hube examines some local proposals to reform education in his state.

The Glittering Eye - Oars in the Water - I'm unfortunately unable to provide a synopsis on Dave's piece at this time...I'll do so as soon as it's possible.

Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Jihad’s Phony Hostages - Laer points out the fallacy of describing the Jews murdered in the Chabad House in Mumbai as ' hostages' when there was never any attempt to negotiate for their release. And as I noted elsewhere, in a final obscenity the victims were repeatedly identified as 'ultra-Orthodox Jews' by the dinosaur media, as though that explained or excused everything.....while their murderers were referred to as 'gunmen' or 'militants', with the media mostly shying away from the words 'Islam' or 'Muslim' like a vampire from garlic.

Right Truth - P.C./D.C. - In her debut as a Council member, Deborah's submission questions the idea of political correctness overriding security concerns in the current conflict.

Soccer Dad - Cooties - And, speaking of Middle East peace...this week, Soccer Dad contrasts the attitudes fostered in Israeli society about Arabs as opposed to the hatred mainstreamed in the Arab world about Jews.

The Razor - Use the Banks to Identify the Savages - Scott writes about the tragic story of a WalMart employee trampled to death by a rampaging crowd, and suggests how the culprits might be identified.

Non-Council Submissions:

Submitted By: Rhymes With Right - Gateway Pundit - Magdi Allam: The Terrorism of Cut-Tongues Is More Dangerous Than Cut-Throats

Submitted By: Joshuapundit - American Thinker/Andrew Bostom - The Legacy of Jihad in India

Submitted By: Mere Rhetoric - Classical Values - Candy-ass goes mainstream

Submitted By: The Provocateur - Dick Morris - The Two Obama Myths: The Youth Vote and Small Donors

Submitted By: The Colossus of Rhodey - Target Rich Environment - CeaseFire NJ’s Language Shift

Submitted By: The Glittering Eye - Naxalite Rage - Second Round Analysis

Submitted By: Cheat-Seeking Missiles - Stratfor - Strategic Motivations for the Mumbai Attack

Submitted By: Right Truth - Passing Through - THINKING OUTSIDE THE TRIBE

Submitted By: Soccer Dad - Elder of Ziyon - Islamist strategy vs. Western tactics

Submitted By: The Razor - Likelihood of Success - We’re All Chabadniks Now

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