Latest Blockade Busting Attempt off Gaza

.50-cal warning.

Alert readers may remember that Imam Faisal Abdul Rauf, formerly the chief sponsor of the “Cordoba House” Islamic center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, has extensive ties to Islamism in Malaysia, which include serving on the board of the Perdana Global Peace Organization. Perdana is headed by Malaysia’s former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, a noted 9/11 Truther and anti-Semite.  Mahathir Mohamad was awarded special recognition from Yusuf al-Qaradawi, spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, at the Muslim Brotherhood’s annual “Jerusalem” (al Quds) conference in early 2010.

Perdana was a major sponsor of the 2010 flotilla, Continue reading “Latest Blockade Busting Attempt off Gaza”

Collisions for Global Security, 2011 (Part II): Israel and a Palestinian State

Chess without rules.

In Part I, I discussed the loss of US leadership that has been evident in the handling of the Libya conflict.  This lack of leadership is the central factor in the emerging scramble to get a Palestinian state declared in 2011.  Nothing, not even the “Arab spring” uprisings, is as important as the fact that US leadership in the “peace process” – and in the wider region – is increasingly meaningless.

The good news about that is that much could be averted with a change of front in Washington.  Nothing has yet gone so far that a more effective diplomatic campaign by the US couldn’t bring positive results.

But things have gone a long way already.  Events are moving fast, Continue reading “Collisions for Global Security, 2011 (Part II): Israel and a Palestinian State”