Ummah source reports that the State Department has established Dubai as the new Berlin of the Cold War with Iran.
Behind the Harem Curtain. Part 1.
Dubai is State’s watchtower, where it has staffed 12 extra positions to connect with Iranian dissenters and liberation movements. This means that it is where the Iranians are watching the U.S. as well, and within 24 hours of State announcing its funding of freedom speakers, the Iranian secret police started rolling up big mouths in Tehran.
The dissenter celebration, Fire Festival, celebrated on March 14 throughout Iran, was a success. Tens of thousands of young people turned out to celebrate an ancient Zoroastrian holiday not because they are thinking of converting but because it is a way to remember Iran before Islam conquered Persia. To speak of the Zoroasters is a way of decrying the Shia mullahcrats at Qom.
(My memory is that Zoroaster has in it the root “aster” from which English gets the word “star.”)
In a strange way to measure the dissenter success, hundreds of bully boy basijis and secret police turned out to beat and stomp the celebrants, especially to stomp the girls. Our enemies are perverts and sex-abusers at home. It seems odd that the State thinkers haven’t discovered yet a way to communicate the wickedness of the enemy in Tehran. These men routinely counsel abuse and crime toward women as a way of expressing power. The fantastically anti-feminist concept of the harem is their idea of a perfect shooting range. The mullahs recommend bluntly wife-beating. I am not inventing. The Iranian dissenters know that it is their women and girls who will suffer the most when the bully boys come knocking in the night. At the same time, do you know that the young Iranian women are the strongest hearts when standing up to the regime?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?