Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sex’s Feel-Good Evolution: Charles Darwin’s Erotic Shocker. By David A. Rosenbaum.

Sex’s feel-good evolution: Charles Darwin’s erotic shocker. By David A. Rosenbaum. Salon, March 9, 2014.

Time to Put and End to the Fantasy of a Palestinian People. By Mordechai Kedar.

Time to put an end to the fantasy of a Palestinian people. By Mordechai Kedar. i24 News, March 8, 2014.

Small Homogeneous States Only Solution for Middle East. By Mordechai Kedar. IMRA, April 1. 2011.

Imagining a Remapped Middle East. By Robin Wright. NJBR, September 29, 2013.

The Arab Collapse. By Ralph Peters. NJBR, May 20, 2013.

Kedar [fantasy]: 

Despite the benefits of this ambiguous situation, Israel should adopt a clearer policy: Since the PLO has not abandoned its plan to destroy Israel, it must end the dream of establishing a state under the rule of this organization. The Hamas movement began the process in Gaza, and Israel must continue it in Judea and Samaria in order to establish seven city-states and to leave the rural areas under Israeli control.

The seven city-states will free most of the Arab population in Judea and Samaria from Israeli control and Israel can offer citizenship to residents of the rural space. These city-states based on local clans will be real entities and not the fantasies of some Palestinian intellectuals and tired Israeli souls regarding the existence of a single united Palestinian people in Gaza and in Judea and Samaria.

The Palestinian people exist just as the Syrian people do, the Iraqi, Libyan or Sudanese people. The social reality in the Middle East is rooted in the culture of the tribe, the ethnic group (Arabs, Kurds, etc.), the religious group (Muslims, Druze, Alawites, Christians, etc.) and sectarian group (Sunni, Shia, etc.). Only countries based on one homogeneous group can survive in this area, and provide their citizens with a reasonable life.

Israel must base its policy on reality, not on dreams and fantasies of a new Middle East.

Naftali Bennett: Palestinians Need to Recognize Israel as a Jewish State.

Israeli minister: Palestinians need to recognize Israel as a Jewish state. Naftali Bennett interviewed by Fareed Zakaria. Fareed Zakaria GPS, March 8, 2014. Additional transcript here.

Russia Has Already Lost the War. By Chrystia Freeland.

Russia Has Already Lost the War. By Chrystia Freeland. New York Times, March 7, 2014.

Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They’ll Dump Putin. By Garry Kasparov.

Cut Off the Russian Oligarchs and They’ll Dump Putin. By Garry Kasparov. The Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2014.

Vikings, Season 2 Episode 1: Brother’s War.

Vikings, Season 2 Episode 1: Brother’s War. Video. Daryl Dixon, March 7, 2014. YouTube. History Channel.

Were the Vikings Really So Bloodthirsty? By Tom de Castella.

Were the Vikings really so bloodthirsty? By Tom de Castella. BBC News Magazine, March 5, 2014.

Decapitated bodies found in Dorset burial pit were executed Vikings. Mirror, March 11, 2010.

Archaeologists uncover headless corpses of 51 Vikings executed by Saxons in Dorset killing field. By David Derbyshire. Mail Online, March 12, 2010.

The Viking death squads who got a taste of their own medicine: Mass grave shows how the Anglo-Saxons hit back at invaders. By Tamara Cohen. Mail Online, January 25, 2012.

Mass grave belonged to Viking mercenaries. Nick Collins. The Telegraph, January 25, 2012.

Viking mass grave linked to elite killers of the medieval world. University of Cambridge, January 25, 2012.

“Given to the Ground”: A Viking Age Mass Grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth. Oxford Archaeology.

Mass Grave of Beheaded Vikings Discovered. Video. BBC News, March 16, 2010. YouTube.

BBC Blood of the Vikings. Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Video. YouTube.