Video: We Con The World – By The Flotilla Singers

The Flotilla Singers appear to be made up of an almost too realistic  mix of  Hollyweird lefty stooges, and Keffiyeh donned Jihadis – joyfully sharing their voices in song:

Via Latma TV’s YouTube channel.

UPDATE:

Now I read, via Gateway Pundit that the multi-talented Caroline Glick is behind this production:

This week at Latma – the Hebrew-language media satire website I edit, we decided to do something new. We produced a clip in English. There we feature the Turkish-Hamas “love boat” captain, crew and passengers in a musical explanation of how they con the world.

We think this is an important Israeli contribution to the discussion of recent events and we hope you distribute it far and wide.

All the best,
Caroline

Well done and kudos to Ms. Glick!

Thanks to Infidel Joe.

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Since When Are The Muslim Brotherhood Considered “Human Rights Activists”?

A group that openly espouses jihad, and is considered “the chief ideological forefather of al Qaeda”  is not not a group most people would associate with humanitarianism. And as Thomas Joscelyn’s reported today at The Weekly Standard, they were well represented in the flotilla.

Western press accounts have enumerated the many left-wing human rights activists who were among the Gaza-bound flotilla’s passengers earlier this week. But there were other, more conspicuous passengers aboard the ships. The Muslim Brotherhood, in particular, was well-represented.

In fact, the more one looks into the details of the flotilla the more it becomes clear that the Brotherhood used the humanitarian mission for its own purpose, namely, to assist its Palestinian branch — Hamas. The Brotherhood used the flotilla as a propaganda operation with the intention of increasing international pressure on Israel to the point that the Jewish state lifts its blockade on Gaza and therefore Hamas. Simply put, the Brotherhood saw the flotilla as a public relations weapon that could be used to assist their fellow Ikhwan (Muslim Brothers).

If  the Muslim Brotherhood manipulated the flotilla for its own purposes, or was even behind it from the first,  why isn’t the press reporting on that angle to the story?

And why is Obama calling the Israeli raid on this hostile flotilla, “tragic”?

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the deadly Israeli raid on an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip was “tragic”, but he stopped short of condemning the actions of Israeli forces.

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Via The Blogging Professor’s Linkaround:



Did we all know that Obama pals, Jodie Evans, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn helped organize the flotilla group?

Former Weather Underground leaders William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, as well as Code Pink founder Jodie Evans, helped organize the Free Gaza Movement, which launched the six-ship flotilla from Turkey to Israel that ended in a violent clash with Israeli Defense Forces, BigGovernment.com reported.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

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Video: AZ Governor Jan Brewer All Smiles After Meeting With Obama

She didn’t know how else to answer the question, “Do you think he’s read the law?”:

Fox News reported on the meeting:

Brewer met with Obama to discuss the state’s new law clamping down on illegal immigrants that the White House opposes. The meeting comes as Justice Department officials consider suing the state in a bid to block the law, which makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally.

Obama has blasted the law, which takes effect July 29, as “misguided” and warned that it could violate civil rights and lead to racial profiling.

During a brief news conference on the White House driveway following her meeting with the president, Brewer described the meeting as “cordial,” but the potential lawsuit wasn’t discussed.

“That was kind of over, brushed over a little bit,” she said.

When asked if she thinks the president has read the law, Brewer only smiled.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers


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The Gulf Oil Spill Is Not “Obama’s Katrina”

I am sick of hearing even conservatives blame primarily Bush for the inefficient and insufficient response to the Katrina disaster. There was plenty of blame to go around, (Brownie was definitely the wrong man for the job of FEMA Director) but it was mostly a failure on the part of  local officials like Mayor Nagan and Governor Blanco, who neglected to evacuate the city before the storm. Bush’s greatest failure was his, “Brownie, you’re doing  heckova job”, comment.” It made him appear clueless and disengaged.

Fact Check. org has a  timeline of the events leading up to Katrina and its aftermath, here.

The hurricane hit on a Monday, August 29. On that Wednesday, Bush cut short his vacation in Crawford, and flew over the area to survey the damage from Air Force One as he traveled from Texas back to Washington, D.C.  On Friday, he visited the Gulf Coast. He signed a $10.5 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane.

Was he supposed to drop everything and fly down to New Orleans while the storm was still surging? Did Obama  interrupt his golf game, or his never-ending campaign for even one minute to  do a flyover of the devastating  flood in Nashville, last month? I’m not sure it’s fair to characterize Bush’s response to Katrina, “terrible”.

But Dick Morris did just that in an oped he wrote for The Hill, this morning, Obama doesn’t have a clue:

Conservatives are so enraged at Obama’s socialism and radicalism that they are increasingly surprised to learn that he is incompetent as well. The sight of his blithering and blustering while the most massive oil spill in history moves closer to America’s beaches not only reminds one of Bush’s terrible performance during Katrina, but calls to mind Jimmy Carter’s incompetence in the face of the hostage crisis.

But as Peter Ferrara noted yesterday in his piece in The American Spectator:

In the response to Hurricane Katrina, federal law specifically provided that the then Democrat Governor of Louisiana and Mayor of New Orleans were in charge. The federal and FEMA role was to “support…state and local assistance efforts” with the necessary, primarily financial resources. Nevertheless, in the days after the hurricane, President Bush’s federal government was the only functioning authority, as the Coast Guard rescued 30,000 people off of rooftops. Hundreds of school buses that could have been used to whisk those people out of harm’s way were left ruined under water due to Mayor Nagin’s inaction in response to federal hurricane warnings.

Unfortunately for President Bush, as Jack Cashill notes, the narrative had been written, a narrative that unfairly blamed Bush for everything that went wrong (real or imagined) in the wake of Katrina:

Democratic loyalists and their media allies had for the first time in history bestowed ownership of a hurricane on a president, and they did this even before Katrina made landfall.

After the hurricane hit, this same unholy cabal largely exempted the Democratic mayor and governor from responsibility and attributed all their failures, as well as the routine shortcomings of any federal operation, to President Bush personally.

By the time the media finished slicing and dicing Bush, they had people in New Orleans thinking that Karl Rove had blown up the dikes and Bush himself, in the memorable words of singer Kanye West, had given the military “permission to go down and shoot us.”

Cashill agrees with Morris, however, in that Obama’s response to the Gulf oil spill is more reminiscent of Carter’s response to the Iraian hostage crisis:

This is “Obama’s Iranian hostage crisis.” The Katrina folly ended after a few days. Today, on day 40-something and counting, this is the folly that keeps on embarrassing.

Jimmy Carter can sympathize. For the 444 unhappy days after his new Islamic friends seized our embassy and took the workers hostage, the media microscope zoomed in on his presidential warts.

Although Carter was never much fun to begin with, he could allow himself none while his misunderstood buddies humiliated him and us before the world. The crisis eventually cost him the presidency.

Now, this crisis is magnifying the weaknesses of Obama’s presidency, one of which is his fatal reliance on what is sometimes called “Maslow’s hammer.” Said psychologist Abraham Maslow some years back, “It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.”

Given that Obama, like so many prominent Democrats – Michelle, both Clintons, Kerry, the late Ted Kennedy, John Edwards – is a lawyer surrounded by other lawyers, the tool he has at hand is the lawsuit.

Accordingly, from day 1, Obama has spent his energy not on fixing the problem, but on fixing the blame. He seems to have no greater goal than finding someone to sue or maybe, if AG Eric Holder gets lucky, even imprison.

But unlike health-care reform or financial regulation, Obama cannot just hold a few hearings, harass a few people and pretend he has solved the problem. This problem is just too real.

One action Obama has taken does nothing to solve the problem, and makes things worse for thousands of Louisiana families:

The Hayride: How Bad Is Obama’s Offshore Exploration Ban?

Very bad.

The National Ocean Industries Association released a statement yesterday assessing the damage, citing a report from the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association which found that as many as 1,400 jobs could be lost per rig prevented from operating in the Gulf of Mexico. Two-thirds of the 33 rigs affected by the ban operate off Louisiana…

He’s hammering away at the wrong target, again.

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Obama Slams Republicans in Pittsburgh Speech – Boehner Slams Obama For Diminishing Presidency

Don’t you just love the new era of peace and unicorns and receding oceans? I don’t want to steal Palin’s line…but  that hopey changy stuff doesn’t actually seem to be working out, at all:

John Boehner hit back:

President Barack Obama is “diminishing” the U.S. presidency through his rhetoric against Republicans, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) charged Wednesday.

Boehner ripped a speech by the president in Pittsburgh this afternoon in which Obama spoke against the GOP’s economic policies, arguing they would only benefit monied and powerful interests.

“The president diminishes the Office of the President when he resorts to straw man arguments that willfully mischaracterize the views of others,” Boehner shot back this afternoon. “All of the president’s talk of post-partisanship, reaching out and finding common ground reminds us that the country deserves better than his hyper-partisan speech today.”

Obama sought in remarks at Carnegie Mellon University to portray the midterm elections as a choice between old, Republican ideas and a future led by his economic policies.

Master-snarker, Doug Ross headlined his post on Obama’s speech:

President Obama: I will not rest in my relentless, partisan attacks no matter how obvious my incompetent handling of the Gulf spill becomes

In a departure from his nearly 12-hour stretch of post-partisanship, President Obama launched a blistering attack on Republicans while brushing over the environmental disaster unfolding in the Gulf of Mexico.

You can listen to Obama’s entire speech, here...if you can stomach it.

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