no stone unturned.

Leave it to Glenn Beck.At one time he was a boozer and skirt chaser, blustery, but fragile and vulnerable. Capable of being compelling on a personal level. Lately, he has turned to a flirtation with a Christian messianism, controllably benign, but underlined with a subtext of armageddon.  There will be no stone unturned in the quest to cover left-wing ideology. On the one hand, its a reiteration  of his populist rhetoric; more standard blandishments generic off the shelf ramblings mixed with spices of paranoia and conspiracy theory. Hey. Its a living and broadcasting is a business. But. It has to be remembered that the much maligned neocons, the Irving Kristol’s, Wolfowitz’s etc. were brought up as leftists, socialists and even Trotskyites before staking their identity in the Leo Strauss camp. The ideologies were ostensibly opposed, but both carried the seeds of Permanent Revolution. Becks latest political shamblings on leftist nazis is a distortion and an odd-fitting context but is not totally extra-terrestrial, and is coherent with his spirituality.

---The teenagers who took part in Norway's ruling party youth camp in the island of Utoya met with Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere and demanded he recognize Palestine on Wednesday, two days before the deadly terror attack which left many of them dead. Gahr Stoere told the youths that the Palestinians deserve a country of their own and that the occupation must end, Norwegian website Politisk reported. Several of the youths waved signs reading: "Boycott Israel." Earlier this week, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas visited Norway and was told that Oslo will recognize Palestine, but not just yet. Eskil Pedersen, leader of the Workers' Youth League said that the movement endorses a financial embargo on Israel. Read More:,7340,L-4099122,00.html

…He noted that the attacker had targeted young and engaged members of the Norwegian Labour party as they attended an annual summer retreat. “It sounds a little like the Hitler Youth,” he said. “I mean who sends their kids to a political camp?”.

At its peak, the Hitler Youth had some eight million members. Established in 1922, it served as a training point for young Germans, who were taught ideas of Aryan supremacy at weekly meetings, larger rallies and schools set up for the purpose. Although many joined voluntarily, it remains a subject of debate as to how many were conscripted against their wishes. Pope Benedict, who was 12 when the Second World War began, was technically a member, but always denied that he chose to join it….Read More:

---...suggests that Beck sees himself and his charismatic media presence as a history-changing phenomenon. While far from the full-grown messianic pretensions of Ahmadinejad, these are signs that a Glenn Beck, buoyed by his successes in the media, has shifted towards an evangelical style – much to some evangelicals discomfort – that increasingly mobilizes mass emotions. His speech to the Knesset replayed these themes, his “Abrahamic moment” in which God chose him to play a key role, his reference to himself as a new Esther, who alone was in a position to play the key role in the redemption of the Jews (for Esther it was being queen; for Beck, apparently, it is his voice in the media)....Read More:

Journalist and commentator Melanie Phillips has criticised crude smear tactics after she was linked to the man behind the Norway massacre because he had quoted from her in his “manifesto”.

Ms Phillips, who writes a column for the Jewish Chronicle, responded to a post on the website Liberal Conspiracy, in which Sunny Hundal highlighted the fact that Anders Breivik had quoted from two separate pieces she had written for the Daily Mail. Read More:

…This isn’t the first time that Beck has sparked outrage with his comments. After an earthquake and tsunami devastated a large part of Japan, he said the disaster could be a “message” from God.

---Indeed, in the anti-Muslim manifesto attributed to Anders Behring Breivik, the accused perpetrator of the July 22 deadly attacks in Oslo and the nearby Norwegian island of Utoya, the pseudonymous author expresses sympathy for Israel’s plight and cites numerous critiques of the Palestinians. “Aided by a pre-existing anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism, European media have been willing to demonise the United States and Israel while remaining largely silent on the topic Eurabia,” the author writes in his manifesto, titled “2083: A European Declaration of Independence.”---Read More:

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Anders Beivik:An alliance with the Jihadists might prove beneficial to both parties but will simply be too dangerous (and might prove to be ideologically counter-productive). We both share one common goal. They want control over their own countries in the Middle East and we want control of our own countries in Western Europe. A future cultural conservative European regime will deport all Muslims from Europe and isolate the Muslim world. As a result, the Islamists will gain the necessary momentum to retake power in several countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia,
Turkey, Jordan, Syria, Yemen, Oman, Algeria, Morocco and a few others. The Jihadists know this very well. An Islamic Caliphate is a useful
enemy to all Europeans as it will ensure European unity under Christian cultural conservative leadership.Read More:
Beck is not that kind of an arsonist. On the contrary, I’m not sure he’s sure about his role in all this. My sense is that he’s feeling his way into a apocalyptic role, and following the path of most drama – from electrifying events in DC to cosmic ones in Jerusalem.

A large assembly of charismatic and enthused Christians just below al Aqsa mosque is a bold move, and participants like Joe Lieberman and Sarah Palin raise the electoral stakes in the USA. Some, aware of how short a fuse governs Muslim behavior about anything to do with the Temple Mount – i.e., Haram al Sharif – might even think it provocative. And I think that Glenn Beck honestly does not want to trigger a violent conflagration. He is sincere in his love of Israel and his desire to do good. But the apocalyptic scenario with which he flirts, and which promises the Endtime victory for Christianity, involves a war; and if that’s what God wants from this earthly vessel, then Beck will fulfill h

ssigned role, filled with love for the nation upon whose head he brings down Armageddon.

In many ways, Beck’s challenge to Israel embodies so many of the tragic contradictions that play out in the public sphere these days. Here the committed apocalyptic believer can recognize and will talk about Muslim apocalyptic ambitions, while the allegedly more sober seculars are inexcusably silent. (The Post-911 site at NYU which has a whole section on ChristianMedia, says nothing about the far more dangerous Muslim apocalyptic currents which caused 9-11.) Beck’s comments on the reluctance of people to hear or speak about Israel’s foes, his advice to Israel not to try and win over the media but speak directly to the American people, and the value of cyberspace in this effort, are all, in my opinion, quite sound. Read More:
During his Channel 4 News broadcast on Friday evening, host Jon Snow asked “why police knew the killer’s name by the time they had arrived on the island,” reported the Telegraph live blog.

“He surrendered the moment police called his name 3 minutes after they arrived. What we don’t know is how the police knew the terrorist’s name before they arrested him,” said Snow, who is recognized as one of Britain’s most trusted news anchors, and cannot be dismissed as a “conspiracy theorist”….Veterans Today has received reports from sources in Oslo indicating that the bomb, now believed to be equal to more than 10 tons of TNT, was not a car bomb. Reports indicate that “sewer workers” had been accessing the site during the days prior to the explosion, which is now estimated, were conventional explosives to have been used, to have required enough “fertilizer slurry” explosive to have filled a rail car.

The explosion is estimated to resemble that of the Marine Barracks in Beirut in 1983, killing over 200 or the Oklahoma City bombing. There is considerable controversy in both of these attacks as to the explosives described and the results which far exceed the capabilities of the materials claim to have been used, in both cases by a degree of magnitude.

20 tons of fertilizer and fuel oil are unlikely to have fit into the boot of a typical European rental car, even with a “midsize upgrade.”…Read More:

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