Yes, plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose – the more things change, the more they stay the same.
It’s unlikely, but recent events in Paris might just open some people’s eyes when it comes to Israel and the Middle East. Kudos to Stephen Pastis, who tweeted this 2003 strip to the world yesterday with the message “It applies now as much as ever.”
As Bob Marley once sang, who feels it knows it.
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So, let’s see what we have for you this week…
- The Right Planet – #MillionStudentMarch: Dictatorship of the Idiotariat
- The Noisy Room – Obama Has A Different Strategy… Bowing To Iran
- Joshuapundit – Why The West Is Doomed…
- GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD – Raqqa Roll!
- Maggie’s Notebook – Ted Cruz on Heidi Cruz and Council on Foreign Relations: A Conservative Serves?
- Fausta’s Blog – Colombia: FARC canvass military, demand congressional seats
- Bookworm Room – John Oliver’s potty mouth ravings reveal what’s wrong with the Left’s approach to Islamic jihad
- VA Right! – Your Huddled Masses Yearning for Jihad On the Dirty Boulevard
- Puma By Design – Mizzou Supporters, BLM Throw Tantrum After Paris Terror Attacks Grab Headlines (Graphic)
- The Glittering Eye – David Brooks and the Good Rules of Thumb
- The Razor – On Rome
- Nice Deb – Obama’s Delusional Happy Talk Keeps Crashing Into Reality
- The Independent Sentinel – Obama Threatens US Intelligence and Military If They Don’t Tell Him What He Wants to Hear
- The Pirate’s Cove – Mother Jones: Liberals Should Pretend They Care About Threat From Syrian Refugees
- The Political Commentator – The Mathematical Calculation For The End Of Western Civilization
- Simply Jews – John Kerry – he really is a moron, after all
- Benjamin Weingarten – Using the Term ‘Terrorist’ to Describe Jihadis Aids and Abets Their Cause.
- Claremont Independent – We Dissent submitted by The Right Planet
- Mark Steyn – The Barbarians Are Inside, And There Are No Gates submitted by The Noisy Room
- David Harsanyi – The Crisis Is Islam submitted by Joshuapundit
- Small Wars Journal – What is Article 5 of NATO’s Founding Treaty? submitted by GrEaT sAtAn”S gIrLfRiEnD
- Long War Journal – Long War Journal: Dozens of Afghan troops surrender to Taliban in Helmand submitted by Maggie’s Notebook
- Michael Totten – France’s “Merciless” Response to ISIS is Anything But submitted by Fausta’s Blog
- David Siegel/Medium – What I Learned about Climate Change: The Science is Not Settled submitted by Bookworm Room
- Sean Hannity – Watch: ‘May Allah Exterminate You’, Suspected Paris Mastermind Speaks submitted by VA Right!
- Dr. Majid Rafizadeh/Front Page Magazine – Iran Breaks the World Executions Record submitted by Puma By Design
- The Scholar’s Stage – Vox Will Never Understand Islam… Or Any Religion, Really submitted by The Glittering Eye
- Rich Lowrey/New York Post – Paris Doesn’t Need Your Hashtag ‘Heroics’ submitted by The Razor
- Mollie Hemingway/the Federalist – 16 Of The Worst Ways To Respond To ISIS’ Paris Attack submitted by Nice Deb
- Sultan Knish – Why Islam is the Religion of War submitted by The Independent Sentinel
- Cristina Lin/Times of Israel – West ignores, while China helps Mideast Christians submitted by The Watcher
- Bob Montgomery/United Patriots – The Campus As Re-Education Camp submitted by The Watcher (hat tip, Puma By Design)