Three Essential Films About Terrorism

Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie and Clyde,” 1967.

Faye Dunaway in “Bonnie and Clyde,” 1967.

Faye Dunaway once told me that to effectively play a role she had to commit to the character with all her heart and soul. She needed, she explained, to love the character.

In terms of performance this means the actor has to empathize and identify with the fictional character. The danger lies in a character who is evil. If a skillful actor identifies and loves a character, as Faye, a brilliant actress, did with the homicidal Bonnie Parker in “Bonnie & Clyde”(1967), or the amoral Diana Christensen in “Network”(1976), then the audience will also love the character.

Because movies are a moral landscape, sympathetic villains are an ethical problem.

We allow for a certain amount of romanticism in the movies. Afterall, that’s why we go to the movies. But what happens when the subject of the film is contemporary terrorism — evil which should be beyond gauzy romanticism?

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Murder and the Absence of Newtonian Physics in Gazastan

Newtonian physics is a nonstarter in the Arab Muslim world.

Newtonian physics is a nonstarter in the Arab Muslim world.

As the latest ceasefire between the IslamoNazis of Gaza and the democratic state of Israel was announced, Gazans took to the street to extol their “historic victory.”

Celebrants fired guns into the air.

Not surprisingly, 2 innocent bystanders died, and 25 were wounded by falling bullets.

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The Rape, Torture and Murder of Christopher Newsom & Channon Christian — Redux

Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom.

I originally published this story on July 3, 2013 when the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin hysteria was in full flower.

I am republishing it because when you are dealing with liberals and their endless race-baiting, the names change, but the terrible structure of leftist racism remains the same.

I am republishing it because Obama sent three White House officials to Michael Brown’s funeral — which looks more like a circus celebrating a rather nasty piece of work.

Of course, Obama and his racist regime did not even take notice of the atrocities that a bunch of black thugs perpetrated against Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom. There were no public words of regret, no private phone calls to the bereaved families, no calls for a national conversation about black-on-white crime.

Officer Darren Wilson is being vilified, tried, judged and lynched by the race-baiters of the left in concert with the liberal media. Race-hustlers Al Sharpton, Louis Farrakhan, Jesse Jackson, Elijah Cummings, Eric Holder and Barack Obama are doing what they do. I expect no less. It’s how radical leftists Balkanize the citizenry in order to gain votes and power.

But the media is supposed to maintain some semblance of objectivity. The media is supposed to guard against the lynch mobs. But now the liberal media is the lynch mob. There is no daylight between Al Sharpton’s vulgar, grammatically incoherent rhetoric and the smooth editorial pages of the New York Times.

We have no idea exactly what happened between Officer Wilson and Michael Brown. That is an issue for an impartial, color blind, judicial system.

But we know exactly what happened in Tennessee in 2007 when five black racists abducted a white couple and then raped, tortured and murdered them in ways that recall the horrors the Japanese visited upon the people of Nanking.

The national media blacked out the story of Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. They simply did not report it.

As anyone with a shred of discernment realizes, the media routinely ignores black-on-white crime, which is as common as dirt. These acts of violence go down the memory hole. It’s the method that communist dictatorships use to rewrite the past and distort the present in order to paint a rosy future if only the masses will follow their delusional ideology.

The liberal media in America have adopted the Pravda model of journalism.

This story, fully reported by Flopping Aces, is horrifying. I had to force myself to read the stomach-churning details. But it is important that we know what happened to Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian and that we chastise a national media that routinely ignores the white victims of black racial hatred in favor of setting forth a false and dangerous narrative that paints Conservative America as racist.

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How to Resolve an IslamoNazi Hostage Crisis In One Easy Lesson

Polish hostage, Piotr Stanczak, sitting on the floor flanked by two masked men. Off camera, a militant briefly engages him in conversation before three others behead him.

Polish hostage Piotr Stanczak, a geologist, was beheaded by IslamoNazis in Pakistan, 2009.

Wherever we turn, IslamoNazis strike terror into the heart of democracies through kidnappings and slaughter.

America freed four high-level IslamoNazis in return for one worthless American traitor.

There was a time when Israel did not negotiate with terrorists — until they did. Gilad Shalit was traded for over one thousand hardened terrorists, many with blood on their hands. And, of course, most of them have returned to their favorite occupation: Killing Jews.

Keep in mind that being a Palestinian is not a nationality but a profession.

Back in the late 80s, when IslamoNazi kidnappings first gained traction on the world stage, four Soviet diplomats were kidnapped in Beirut by Hizbullah.

The KGB resolved the crisis — in their own direct style.

Ever since, the IslamoNazis have, for the most part, shied away from kidnapping Russians, and concentrated instead on softer targets: Israel and other democracies: America, France, England, Poland, etc.

One might recoil from the brutality of the KGB’s methods, but their measure-for-measure brutality is effective in curbing IslamoNazi kidnapping plots against Russians.

And let’s face reality, the theocratic fascism of Islam is genocidal, a zero sum ideology which must be annihilated — or Western civilization will perish.

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Joan Winters: Restored to Memory at Last

Joan Winters, 1933

Joan Winters, 1933

by Rahel Jaskow

It seemed like such a simple request: to photograph a grave in a nearby cemetery.

“She is buried in the American Cemetery in Jerusalem,” Robert Avrech wrote in July 2011 at the end of his post about Joan Winters, an American actress who was found murdered at the foot of the Mount of Olives in late 1933. “If any of my readers in Israel are so inclined, I’d greatly appreciate it if you’d visit Joan’s grave, make sure it’s properly maintained and perhaps send me a picture.”

The double murder of Joan Winters (which was her stage name; she was born Carol Vesta von Niedergesaess) and her companion, Mohamed Karamini of India, remains unsolved. They may have been random victims of the Arab riots that gripped pre-state Israel at the time. Another possibility is that they were victims of a love triangle: they had been traveling with a third companion, a man from India named Mohammed Ikram, who was detained and questioned about the murders and released for lack of evidence.

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Obama’s Moral Perversion

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Yesterday, Barack Obama said this about ISIS:

“There has to be a common effort to extract this cancer so it does not spread. There has to be a clear rejection of the kind of a nihilistic ideologies. One thing we can all agree on is group like (ISIS) has no place in the 21st century. Friends and allies around the world, we share a common security a set of values opposite of what we saw yesterday. We will continue to confront this hateful terrorism and replace it with a sense of hope and stability.”

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20,000 Attend Pro-Israel Rally In India

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Hindu-organized protest in Kolkata commemorates the Great Calcutta Killings in 1946, where thousands died.

Nearly 20,000 people rallied in support of Israel in India on Saturday in the largest demonstration of its kind, The Times of Israel reported.

Protesters carrying banners with pro-Israel messages gathered in the streets of Kolkata as community leaders made speeches declaring Israel’s right to defend itself against the Islamist group Hamas.

Holding signs reading “Save Israel from jihadi aggression” and “Stop Hamas, Gaza will be peaceful,” the crowd marched and cheered as one of the rally’s organizers delivered a speech.

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Welcome to Ferguson’s Future

Detroit, 1967.

Detroit, 1967.

Detroit.

The very name of this once great city conjures images of a postmodern necropolis, a blasted landscape where feral dogs outnumber tax paying citizens.

Of course, Detroit was once a prosperous city on the move.

But then came July 23, 1967.

The Detroit race riots.

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Chicago Weekend Body Count — Shootings Leave 3 Dead, 16 Wounded

Obama's constituency.

Ferguson rioters. I mean, um, protestors.

The race hustlers who now occupy the White House and the DOJ do not care about murdered black kids.

If they did, they would be descending on Chicago where blacks are being murdered by other blacks in staggering numbers.

But Ferguson gets their attention because they gain political capital by charging racism.

Think of it like this: the world yawns when Muslims slaughter other Muslims in the hundreds of thousands. But when Israel fights a defensive war and a small number of Muslim civilians are killed, the left goes totally Jew-hating beserk.

The tactics of the American left are perfectly in tune with IslamoNazis and their Western enablers.

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Jewish License Plates

Jews express their Jewishness in many ways.

Here in California where there is a distinct car culture, vanity plates with Jewish themes are becoming increasingly popular.

Zaide is Yiddish for grandfather.

Zaide is Yiddish for grandfather.

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Jew Without A Gun

Because of the riots in Ferguson, Missouri, I am republishing my three-part series about the Los Angeles Riots of 1992 in which Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours. We were unarmed, helpless save for our wits. The police were conspicuously absent and the bad guys, frequently armed with heavy weapons, owned the streets.

It was a defining moment in my life.

I’m reposting this series as a cautionary tale because civil riots sharpen the claws of statist utopians whose ultimate aim is to disarm law-abiding American citizens.

Just as Obamacare has nothing to do with health, and cap and trade has nothing to do with so-called global warming, anti-gun laws have nothing to do with saving children’s lives.

It’s just another opportunity for the left to centralize power.

Los Angeles burns, 1992.

Part One

Hollywood is Burning

Hollywood is on fire.

Karen and I lock every door in the house, shut tight the windows. We move through the house switching off all the lights.

Gazing from our bedroom window we watch orange flames lick at the darkness, pillars of black smoke climb into the sky. We can actually smell the acrid odor of burning rubber.

“Look how close they are,” says Karen.

“Just past La Cienega. Maybe eight blocks away.”

Karen gives me a long penetrating gaze:

“What do we do if they come here?”

My mind is racing away. The truth is we are defenseless. Unless I get crazy inventive like Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs.

“After this is all over,” I vow, “I’m going to buy a pistol.”

Karen says: “How about a shotgun?”

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New Details in the Murder of Lt. Hadar Goldin

Lt. Hadar Goldin, z'l.

Lt. Hadar Goldin, z’l.

The IslamoNazis of Gaza are no different than the IslamoNazis of ISIS.

New details of the murder of Lt. Hadar Goldin have been released by the IDF.

The depravity of Hamas is beyond imagination.

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Silent Star Esther Ralston: Why Do All My Husbands Want to Kill Me? Part III

Esther Ralston, at the height of her fame in the 1920s, she was known as The American Venus.

Esther Ralston, at the height of her fame in the 1920s, she was known as The American Venus.

To read Part I, please click here.

To read Part II, please click here.

Broke, with her second marriage in shambles, and blacklisted by studio boss L.B. Mayer — Esther wouldn’t trade amorous favors for movie roles — Esther Ralston flees to New York in 1939 to rebuild her shattered career.

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Surprise! IslamoNazis Actually Operate in Gaza

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Those liberals who report on Operation Protective Edge from Gaza fail to mention that they are severely restricted by Hamas in reporting what actually happens on the ground. If they report the truth Hamas will retaliate against them, often with fatal consequences.

For instance, have you ever seen a Hamas terrorist in news footage? Of course not. You only see heart-breaking images of grieving civilians amid the rubble of their homes. Do you ever see a dead Hamas terrorist? No way. Because according to Hamas guidelines every corpse is labeled an innocent civilian.

Hamas terrorists, according to the liberal media, are as rare as Bigfoot.

Postmodern Liberalism is a pliable tool of propaganda for IslamoNazism.

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T’sha B’Av During Operation Protective Edge

 Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans under the Command of Titus AD September 71. Yeshiva University Museum, New York.

Destruction of Jerusalem by the Roman legions under the command of Titus, 70 C.E.

Five misfortunes befell our fathers … on the ninth of Av. …On the ninth of Av it was decreed that our fathers should not enter the [Promised] Land, the Temple was destroyed the first and second time, Bethar was captured and the city [Jerusalem] was ploughed up. — Mishnah Ta’anit 4:6

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Hollywood Jews… Not So Much

In 1943, in response to the Nazi threat, screenwriter Ben Hecht wrote and organized the massive performance called We Will Never Die, a pageant that included almost every prominent Hollywood Jew.

In 1943, in response to the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people, the great screenwriter Ben Hecht wrote and organized the performance called “We Will Never Die,” an enormous pageant in which almost every prominent Hollywood Jew participated.

Jews run Hollywood.

This is common knowledge — or slander, depending on the context. Would that it were true.

 But based on the resounding silence of Jewish Hollywood as Israel fights Hamas, major producers, directors, writers, and stars (except for Jon Voight, who is not Jewish) are afraid of deviating from the Left’s reflexive anti-Israel dogma.

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Everything You Need to Know About Hamas in Eight Words

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“Hamas never targets civilians. It only targets Jews.”

—Hamas spokesman, Abu Odeh

Israel miscalculated horribly in accepting a humanitarian cease-fire.

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Taps for Rabbi Chaplain Abraham Avrech — Video Added

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This past Sunday Karen and I were in NY for the unveiling of my father’s headstone, which reads:

“A crown has fallen from our heads”

Rabbi Abraham son of Rabbi Shmuel.

The quote we chose with which to honor my father’s memory is from Genesis, 23: 6.

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Why We Fight

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Just a reminder.

Israel has to fight the IslamoNazis in Gaza because Hamas, Fatah, Islamic Jihad are all openly genocidal terrorists dedicated to liquidating Israel, and killing every Jew on the face of the earth.

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IslamoNazis of Gaza Murder Their Own Children To Build Terror Tunnels

When Hamas is not murdering its own children, the IslamoNazi terror group is turning them into Jew-haters.

When Hamas is not murdering its own children, the IslamoNazi terror group is turning them into Jew-haters.

Do you think all those liberals in the media who express concern for the children of Gaza will report this story?

Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report–confirmed by Hamas itself–emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli “siege” of the Gaza Strip.

The article, “Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege,” was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and the New York Review of Books, according to his bio. It is receiving new attention thanks to Myer Freimann of Tablet, an online journal of Jewish affairs, whose post about Hamas’s use of child labor has gone viral in social media.

Pelham wrote that despite the economic success of the tunnels underneath the Egyptian border, which enriched Hamas through a thriving black market as well as arming it with new weapons, there were a few drawbacks. One of these was a “cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities,” he noted. “During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials” (emphasis added).

More at Breitbart.

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