<< "The problem here was the fact that proponents insisted that doom was imminent, with famine appearing as early as 1975 or 1980 at the latest. The experience taught the Greens to be a little more vague with dates." >>
Heh! Heh! That's a typical leftist way of learning from past horrific errors - become more deceptive!
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"One of the most serious psychological challenges that any human being must face is to face reality, particularly when the consequences of confronting truth are personally unpleasant and very painful. That is exactly what psychological denial seeks to avoid doing....
...Let's face it, the myths that fuel the left's denial are designed to make sure that they--not America--come out the winners."
Wow! And I mean WOW! A most excellent find Brumar! In fact it's so good I'm going to incorporate (exerpts & a link) it into the thread header both here & the 'Just the Facts' thread. Folks if you skipped over Brumar's post, go back & read it all. It perfectly describes what we are facing here in America today & precisely why this thread exists.
Heather Robinson reports and comments on Hillary Clinton's speech at an AIPAC dinner last night: "Ms. Clinton is no liberal fool, she just thinks WE are." Senator Clinton is apparently a partisan of the higher wisdom of the Iraq Study Group in dealing with Iran. Senator Clinton promoted the magical powers of talk backed by a vague threat of options on the table, i.e., more talk. Robinson finds that Senator Clinton's audience was buying it:
<<< Hillary says she is a staunch supporter of Israel, yet tonight she tried to sell America's most diehard Israel-supporters on the idea of diplomacy with Iran, a country whose stated objective is Israel's destruction. The amazing and chilling thing is, many if not most of those in attendance at the dinner tonight seemed to buy it, or at least to be lulled enough by her rhetoric about the need to "stand by Israel" to miss the dangerous illogic here. >>>
Robinson quotes the comment of one member of the audience who bought Senator Clinton's speech:
<<< "It was thoughtful, introspective, almost as if she was reaching out and including us in her thinking process," one woman told me after the dinner. "She was almost pleading with this group of people to consider different options, more strategic, intelligent, smart solutions." >>>
On the other hand, Maggie Haberman reports in today's New York Post that Hillary did not go down smoothly before the AIPAC crowd: "Israel fans groan over Hill speech." And in today's New York Sun, Youssef Ibrahim sketches out what shape events would take if we give war a chance: "Imagining a war with Iran."
The Yale Daily News reports that applications to Yale have fallen ten percent. The article includes several hypotheses for the drop, including something like random variation. No one proposes that last year's bombshell -- the news that Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi, former deputy foreign secretary of the Taliban, is now a student at Yale -- has anything to do with the drop in applications, or draws the inference that there might be a reaction to Yale's administration being a tad out of touch. But it is at least as plausible as some of the other hypotheses on offer in the YDN article.
Haaretz reports on the alleged capture of Iranian military personnel in Gaza:
<<< Senior Fatah sources reported late Thursday that its National Security Force arrested seven Iranian weapons experts working in the service of Hamas in Gaza.
According to Fatah, the arrests were made during a raid on the Islamic University in Gaza City. The Fatah forces apprehended some 1,400 firearms and missiles found at the site. >>>
Ynet has more details:
<<< A Palestinian source has said that the Iranian general nabbed in Gaza by Palestinian security officers supervised the manufacturing weapons and explosives for Hamas.
The source told Ynet on Friday that the expert was in charge of several labs in the university, mainly chemistry labs in which he trained Hamas activists, most of them women, manufacturing the explosives.
At least five Iranian citizens were arrested during a raid at the Islamic University, a Hamas stronghold in Gaza City. One of the Iranians committed suicide during the raid. Six to nine Palestinians were killed in the raid, sources said.
The raid on the Hamas-linked university in Gaza was carried out by national security forces affiliated with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Hundreds of weapons and a lathe for the production of Qassam rockets were seized in the raid. >>>
Via Blog of the Week Jules Crittenden, who also notes Stratfor's suggestion that Israel's strategy for stalling Iran's nuclear weapons program might not involve bombing, and might be related to the recent untimely death of one of Iran's top nuclear scientists.
That should help. Yale is getting so crowded, John Hersey wrote a novel about it, "My Petition For More Space." I read it years ago. The 'action' takes place on the Yale Campus in New Haven.
From the jacket cover: Book Description "This book shills by its glimpse of a world grown so crowded that dissent is an inconceivable crime and acquiescence the law of survival. Feelings of hope and fear, desire, anger, frustration erupt sporadically, sparked by the friction of numbers. Call it tonight's disturbing dream or a coldly logical scenario of things to come, John Hersey's taut novel stings the mind."