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    Thursday
    May052011

    Cut U.S. Funding for Osama's Mourners

    As featured in Huffington Post and written by

    Ken Blackwell

    Fellow of The National Academy of Public Administration and the Family Research Council

    Hamas, the Palestinian terror group that runs Gaza, is mourning the death of Osama bin Laden. He is a "martyr" to these jihadists. And Hamas has just concluded a pact with the so-called Palestinian Authority (PA), or Fatah, the group that the U.S. recognizes and to whom we give lavish foreign aid. We are currently giving $600 million to the so-called Palestinian Authority.

    Fatah has held an increasingly precarious control over much of the West Bank of the Jordan River since 1988. It was then that the U.S. brokered a deal in which the PLO morphed into the Palestinian Authority (PA), promised to give up terrorism, and promised to recognize Israel's right to exist. Many of us never thought the PLO would keep any of those promises -- but we knew they would cash our checks and pocket as well huge sums from the European Union. All of this in the name of "peace."

    Among the things that the PLO has done on the West Bank is to terrorize Christian Arabs, to name public squares after suicide bombers, and to conduct an all-out Hate Israel propaganda campaign in their schools, universities, and controlled media.

    Good faith? Arafat instigated yet another intifada against Israel when he got 98% of his territorial demands met and not 100%. Intifadas are uprisings characterized by stone-throwing Palestinian youths confronting Israeli troops. The visuals are great for their propaganda purposes. Israeli soldiers in armored personnel carriers or tanks are shown confronting a hail of stones. But less often noted in the leftist media -- BBC, CNN, Reuters, AFP -- is that these young warriors of the intifada are deadly accurate. Their stones have been a deadly form of action in that region since biblical times.

    Now, the PLO has made a pact with Hamas, their supposed rivals who control the Gaza Strip. For a decade, Hamas and Fatah have been fighting each other. Hamas is openly committed to the eradication of Israel. All maps of the Mideast produced by Hamas show Arab lands with no Jewish state -- what they call the Zionist Entity -- at all. But Fatah's maps likewise show no Israel.

    The somber news of the Fatah-Hamas deal came out of -- Cairo. Apparently, the post-Mubarak government is being strongly influenced by the Muslim Brotherhood. Hamas is merely the Palestinian branch of the MB. So this is the "Arab Spring" we've heard so much about?

    Look at the map of Israel. You can still find it on our maps. With Hamas firmly in control in Gaza, Israel's main population centers are now within easy range of their missile fire.

    Add to the threat of Hamas, Fatah in the West Bank, and you see Israelis caught in a lethal crossfire. 

     

    The Israeli government's response to these menacing moves was sober and restrained: "The Palestinian Authority (Fatah) must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas."

    Our U.S. response was terribly weak: "The United States supports Palestinian reconciliation on terms which promote the cause of peace. Hamas, however, is a terrorist organization which targets civilians."

    It's time to put teeth into U.S. policy. Yasser Arafat was the man who invented airline hijacking for terror purposes. He murdered Americans. It was never a good idea to trust his word or to trust any organization formed by him. We have gotten nothing for the billions we have showered on him and his corrupt and murderous cronies.

    What we see with the Hamas-Fatah rapprochement is merely the open and brazen acknowledgment of what has always been the case: Both Hamas and Fatah are terrorist organizations. Only now has Fatah dropped its mask.

    Secretary Clinton urged us to send Fatah another $160 million on top of the $600 million.

    Here's a fine candidate for cuts. Let's cut off all U.S. support to these organizations. And we should press our European allies to do the same. It's time to follow up the brave actions of our U.S. Navy SEALs with brave action in the diplomatic arena.

    Ken Blackwell served as U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Human Rights Commission for two Presidents. He is member of Council on Foreign Relations.

    Thursday
    Apr292010

    Worrying and ugly rise of the BNP online

    The most widely used and industry accepted means of analysing website popularity in terms of ranking based on internet traffic, is using the website www.alexa.com It could be viewed as the largest internet based poll, as it simply refers to website hits. Alexa is owned by Amazon and collects "cookies" from millions of websurfers from around the world. It is able to categorise these visitors by country as it recognises the physical location of IP addresses. I have just analysed the rankings of the 5 main political parties in the UK and was completely amazed by the results. Here is the ranking from page 1 for all UK websites http://www.alexa.com/topsites/countries/GB To be clear, in the UK, www.google.co.uk ranks as number 1, and www.facebook.com ranks as number 2 etc etc. The site with the highest combination of visitors and pageviews is ranked #1 in each country. The following figures are for each of the political parties (as of today) and reflect the ranking, from UK surfers, based on visitors and pageviews over the last 3 months.

    1) BNP                 761 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/bnp.org.uk#

    2) Lib Dems         807 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/libdems.org.uk#

    3) Conservatives  896 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/conservatives.com#

    4) Labour            1066 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/labour.org.uk#

    5) UKIP               2956 http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/ukip.org#

    One might have expected the traffic of the Labour, Conservative and Liberal Democrat websites to be broadly similar to each other. Even the UKIP ranking is not particularly surprising. However, the ranking of the BNP website as the most highly trafficked UK party political website is just incredible. None of the pollsters or political journalists in the UK have even started to understand that the BNP is attracting so much interest from British surfers ( in the comfort of their own homes.)

    It seems very likely to me that there are large numbers of Conservative voters who are so fed-up with the Labour Party's record of unrestrained immigration and all of its effects on UK society, that they want to hear something much more convincing than the Conservative policy to-date. It is clear from the disproportionate interest in the BNP website that the "Political correctness" of the Conservative Party is potentially losing a large number of votes. David Cameron has a huge opportunity in the next 8 days, unbeknown to the other parties, to try to woo and win back to the Conservative Party, this tacit and flirting interest in the BNP from British web-surfers/voters who would have voted Conservative in the past. This obviously has to be done with great sensitivity so as not to alienate voters in the centre of the political spectrum.

    This will put a clearer marker in the sand for the Conservative Party and will put the Labour and the Liberal Democrat parties on the backfoot and may attract 2-3% more support for the Conservative Party.