Monday, July 31, 2006

Photos that Damn Huzbullah,,19955774-5007220,00.html
The pictures that damn Hezbollah

A militant watches over a no-go zone

The pictures that damn Hezbollah
Photos that damn Hezbollah
Chris Link

July 30, 2006 12:00am

THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia.

The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.

Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.

The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend.

They emerged as:

US President George Bush called for an international force to be sent to Lebanon.

ISRAEL called up another 30,000 reserve troops.

THE UN's humanitarian chief Jan Egeland called for a three-day truce to evacuate civilians and transport food and water into cut-off areas.

US SECRETARY of State Condoleezza Rice returned to the Middle East to push a UN resolution aimed at ending the 18-day war, and:

A PALESTINIAN militant group said it had kidnapped, killed and burned an Israeli settler in the West Bank.

The images include one of a group of men and youths preparing to fire an anti-aircraft gun metres from an apartment block with sheets hanging out on a balcony to dry.

Others show a militant with AK47 rifle guarding no-go zones after Israeli blitzes.

Another depicts the remnants of a Hezbollah Katyusha rocket in the middle of a residential block blown up in an Israeli air attack.

The Melbourne man who smuggled the shots out of Beirut and did not wish to be named said he was less than 400m from the block when it was obliterated.

"Hezbollah came in to launch their rockets, then within minutes the area was blasted by Israeli jets," he said.

"Until the Hezbollah fighters arrived, it had not been touched by the Israelis. Then it was totally devastated.

"It was carnage. Two innocent people died in that incident, but it was so lucky it was not more."

The release of the images comes as Hezbollah faces criticism for allegedly using innocent civilians as "human shields".

Mr Egeland blasted Hezbollah as "cowards" for operating among civilians.

"When I was in Lebanon, in the Hezbollah heartland, I said Hezbollah must stop this cowardly blending in among women

THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah uses civilians

THIS is the picture that damns Hezbollah. It is one of several, smuggled from behind Lebanon's battle lines, showing that Hezbollah is waging war amid suburbia.,,19955774-5007220,00.html

The images, obtained exclusively by the Sunday Herald Sun, show Hezbollah using high-density residential areas as launch pads for rockets and heavy-calibre weapons.Dressed in civilian clothing so they can quickly disappear, the militants carrying automatic assault rifles and ride in on trucks mounted with cannon.
The photographs, from the Christian area of Wadi Chahrour in the east of Beirut, were taken by a visiting journalist and smuggled out by a friend. The Herald-Sun site clearly shows anti-aircraft guns in a suburban residential neighborhood. The crew comprises two middle-aged men and at least two who look no older than teenagers. In the background, viewers can clearly see well-maintained apartment buildings. According to the text, the paper has another picture of a Katyusha rocket lying in a devastated residential area, hit by Israeli bombers. The Australian who took the pictures said that the neighborhood had not been targeted by the Israelis until Hezbollah set up the rocket launchers there -- and then the IDF returned fire and destroyed the residential buildings around the launcher.When people complain about the civilian death toll in Lebanon, we need to remember why it has been as high as it has been. Lebanon and the UN allowed Hezbollah to use civilians as human shields for their rocket launchers and anti-aircraft batteries. The Israelis have little choice but to target Hezbollah's offensive assets, and that makes the collateral civilian damage the responsibility of the terrorists and their enablers.

UN ambulance picking up fighters in Gaza Strip

UN ambulance picking up fighters in Gaza Strip

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

"How to have dead Arab kids and blame Israeli victims for it"

"How to have dead Arab kids and blame Israeli victims for it"

Who will investigate Qana 2? So the Islamists killed their "civilian" children again in Lebanon?

So we know that the Israelis have bombed the Hezbullah rocket SOURCE on 1:00 AM whereas the building (nearby?) collapsed at 8:00 AM, How come and why so many children among the dead and so many hours later?

The only explanation is that Hezbullah SUCCESSFUL smear campaign to cause civilian Arab dead and pin it on the Israelis, it's desperation for it is to "blame".

At what price will they stop?

Remember the Muhammad Al Dura where Arabs killed that little boy and TRIED to blame Israel atr the beginning of the "Palestinian" bloody Intifadah?

Who will investigate the constant Arab INTENTIONAL murder of their own to tarnish Israel? after all no one in Israel wants any Arab civilian dead but all Terrorists and many manistream Arab Muslim propaganda are only rejoycing in it.

"How to have dead Arab kids and blame Israeli victims for it", and the world hasn't learned it since the Islamo Arab invention of this heinous crimes on their own kids - campaign ever known to mankind'.

I can't wait for this bubble to burst!

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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"Innocent civilians in Lebanon"??? - Most Muslim "americans" in Lebanon are Hezbollah TERROR SUPPORTERS!!!


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Most Americans in Lebanon Are
Hezbollah Supporters

I am speaking with Lebanese Christians in Lebanon and they are
all fine. Israel is not bombing them or their towns. Israel is
bombing the Shiite radical strong holds. This is what the news is
not telling you. Israel bombed the airport, the port and the bridges
to Syria because they are used to transport weapons and support to
Hezbollah. The Lebanese army doesn't even have an airforce or
airplanes. They only have helicopters. The airport was used to bring
support to Husballah and that's why Israel bombed the

Huzballah is the "A Team" of terrorist organizations. They are
more organized, more lethal, more structured and more calculated
than Al-Qaeda. It is Husballah who is training Al-Qaeda members in
south Lebanon, and in the Bekaa and southern Beirut where Israel is

It is those same Al-Qaeda terrorists who are trained in Lebanon,
are the ones who travel via Syria into Iraq and Afghanistan. Israel
is doing the job that the world powers and UN should have done a
long time ago.

It is also in Lebanon and Husballah where these terrorists are
developing the roadside bombs used on our marines and soldiers in
Iraq and Afghanistan. Those same terrorists have cells in America
and ready to unleash suicide bombing here in America.

As sad as I feel watching what is happening in Lebanon, it is
absolutely necessary to support Israel to kill the cancer that has
spread and is killing the Lebanese body. Israel is not targeting
civilians. Israel is targeting terrorists.

Israel has launched 3000 air strikes on Lebanon since the
beginning of the Operation and inflicted only 122 casualties.

If Israel's intention was to kill civilians you would have seen
many more civilian deaths than only 122. They are being extremely
careful, even dropping flyers and urging civilians to leave before
they bomb. These casualties are "terrorists" and terrorist families
and sympathizers.

Please read the below article from Debbie Schlussel. She hits the
nail on the head. Not all American-Lebanese there are terrorist
sympathizers. There is a minority of Christians vacationing there
too. However the majority of the Muslims have connections to
Husballah. Brigitte

Most Americans in Lebanon Are Hezbollah Supporters; U.S. Taxes
Shouldn't Fund Their Return

By Debbie

One thing is lost in all the press coverage of the whining
Americans who went to Lebanon of their own accord
and now want us to pick up the tab to get them


Most of them are Shiite Muslims, many of whom hold dual
U.S. and Lebanese citizenship.

Many are anchor babies born here to Muslims in the U.S.

Some are illegal aliens who became citizens through
rubber-stamping Citizenship and Immigration Services (and its INS

Of the 25,000 American citizens and green-card holders in
Lebanon, at least 7,000 are from Dearborn, Michigan, the heart of
Islamic America, and especially Shia Islam.
These 7,000 are
mostly Shi'ite Muslims who openly and strongly support Hezbollah.
Ditto for many of the rest of the 25,000 that are

Many of the 7,000 plus Detroiters in Lebanon are active in
Dearborn's Bint Jbeil cultural center (the Lebanese American
Heritage Club also features mostly Hezbollah fans).

Bint Jbeil is a Hezbollah-dominated city in the South of Lebanon,
a frequent destination of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah,
who is very at home there. Bint Jbeil is a frequent source of
shellings on Northern Israel.

Bint Jbeil natives now living in our country so strongly support
Hezbollah that they got Republican
Congressman Joe Knollenberg (and his then top staffer, Paul Welday)
and then-U.S. Senator Spencer Abraham to give Hezbollah forces in
Southern about $86 million of our tax money
, no strings.

Given this information, and the fact that several Shi'ite Muslim
Lebanese U.S. citizens from Dearborn have been indicted and/or
convicted of laundering money to Hezbollah, is it a good idea to
rush to bring 25,000 such persons back to the U.S. at a time when
Hezbollah is at war against our strongest U.S. ally?

Does the fact, that Hezbollah numerous times--and especially
now--has announced veiled and not-so-veiled intentions to attack
Americans on U.S. soil, make the case to quickly bring these
terror-sympathizing Americans back to U.S. soil?

These are people who hold U.S. citizenship but support a group
that murdered over 300 U.S. Marines and civilians, some through
torture; a group that is part of the Al-Qaeda network; a group that
is training insurgent terrorists against our troops in Iraq and
giving them IEDs to blow them up; a group that worked with Qaeda to
bomb the Khobar Towers. Americans who support this group are not American. They
merely possess the proper paperwork.

And they are very dangerous. One of them, Lola Elzein--a student at the
University of Michigan-Dearborn and an officer of the
Hezbollah-supporting Arab American PAC--threatened my life and that
of my family members because I've written about the group's
Detroit-area's extremist Hezbollah sympathizers. Hezbollah's
violence has already arrived in America, and we don't need to pay to
transport 25,000 of its sympathizers back to our shores.

While the government has announced it will charge these
individuals for the expensive transport out of Lebanon to Cyprus
back to the U.S., the feds say they will accept IOUs for that
transport. Think we'll get the money back? Just ask the Katrina aid

Do you want your tax dollars to subsidize Hezbollah supporters'
return to America? Are these the kind of U.S. citizens we badly need
back in our country at this time?

Should Hezbollah supporters be transported on a ship named for
one of the most heroic events in U.S. history, the U.S.S Iwo Jima?
Should U.S. tax dollars fund the charter of commercial ships to
transport the rest of these terror-sympathizers?

The instant answer from all freedom-loving Americans to these
questions should be a loud "NO."

These people went to Hezbollah-dominated Lebanon of their own
accord. And they were safe there because they support the terrorist
group. Now, their fortune has changed. Tough.

It is not the responsibility of U.S. taxpayers to rescue
terrorist-supporters who voluntarily went to a dangerous area . . .
just because their whines are loud and annoying.

We are picking up the tab for this unfortunate rescue. U.S. funds
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What I want to know is, Who will investigate those "crying innocent civilians in Lebanon" for/in their aiding and abedding the terrorists?

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Monday, July 24, 2006

Tom Delay: "Jews Must Not Divide the Holy Land and Appease Terror" - Interview by Tovia Singer July 19, 2006.

Tom Delay: "Jews Must Not Divide the Holy Land and Appease Terror" - Interview by Tovia Singer July 19, 2006.

25 years to BBC (WAR) CRIMES!

25 Years (1982-2007) to BBC (war) Crimes on Israel (Images war)

'Victimhood' as a cult, as a pretext to mass murder & Jihadi-fascistic promotion

We are all so used to the usual song by Arabists & Islamists propagandists, that it´s their ''victimhood'' that ''makes'' them terrorists.

There is only the fundamental problem, their fundamentalism that is, their Jihadi-fascistic ideology on the 'infidels' has nothing to do with what the west does or does not do, though images, especially their tactics to bring about collateral damage & ultimately to those desired (by them) graphic photos of injured Arab kids so that they will be able to use to boost up their Islamo-Fascism idea across their mainstream (& recruitement) and mainly as a P.R. promotion among westerners-appeasers/liberals.

Thus, the chief ambassador between the Islmao-fascists, Arab racists & the west would be the BBC, right on top!

BBC At Islamists service for 25 years

As I saw yesterday on the infamous biased Arabist BBC a show of prolonged visit of a Lebanese hospital of extremely graphic photos of injured Arab kids, I got closer to the screen to make sure it is not Al Jazeera or some ´Palestinian´ notorious propaganda (true or false PALLYWOOD style photos scene) obsessive bloody photos campaign, but no! it was clearly a werstern media, the BBC in all it´s glory-not.

3 Questiuons:

1) What was the point in showing us dripping blood?

2) Why wasn't the culprit - their brothers the Arab Muslim Hezbollah with their human shielding cruelty, even mentioned?

3) Is the BBC barred from Israeli hospitals? hundreds of injured Israeli civilians, of current direct INTENTIONAL ISLAMISTS ATTACKS on CIVILIANS, were not even mentioned and yes, not one of them is guilty of 'aiding and abedding terrorists' as it is mostly the case on the Lebanese side... or are Israeli babies not human enough in BBC eyes to be deserving some spot AT ALL on their (twisted-around) monitor?

If you remember, this BBC trend has started mainly since the Arab on Arab masacre at Sabra & Shatila (1982) was carried out and Israel was charged for not disturbing the Arab Christian payback massacre on Palestinians´ massacre at Damour (Christian village), because as you know, these same ´Palestinians´ wished (ats always) only ´peace´ and olive branches´ for the Zionists.

BBC was the leader in the vicious anti-Israel war at the international arena, as then, now, yesterday (July-23-06) BBC´s Jim Muir was urging the UN representative to bash Israel, the rep. that toured the area where Israel has shelled was actually emphasizing that in fact the doesn't know what was BEFORE and AMONG the buildings (hinting it might be a Hezboillah terror infested bunker field, which in fact WAS the case) but Jim pressed on when the UN said it is 'against international law', miserable desperate Jim tried to squeez the words 'war crimes' out of him, but to no avail.

Never mind that both of them disregarded completely the direct fault of Hezbollah, of course.

And of course, who can ever forget the 'tank VS kid' most false reality image that they kept showing us, as if Israel is after 'kids', or are they after the invisible adults that use their kids as bombs, as shields when these coward adults fear to face Israelis face to face but are BIG 'resistance heroes' to shoot behind their little kids, yup, kids fall, Arab Muslim paree¡nts 'cry' BBC loved that, still does.

I don't care if it's Arabian market (i.e. pure greed) BBC is after or it's a sick automatic blind 'tradition' they can't escape it any more.

I have been asked by a British man what is on BBC to start to be even handed (which the BBC itself has admitted, in being anti-Israel.

Well, for a start, BBC should give us 25 years of images of ONLY Israeli injured, hopefully there won't be any, but at least not one image of the Arab side, if they want to start to balnce things out.

As long as the BBC and to some extend the CNN will ONLY show us the Arab injured kid 1) Without explaining the crimes of Arab Muslims of using civilians 2) Without showing us Israeli victims on the screen, all the talks afterwards are null and void.

How low/far will Islamo Arabs go to GAIN graphic bloody photos of injured Arab kids?

The Arabists and Islamistrs have learned all too well the images war, whiche is why they will cause the maximum damage to their own so they can proclaim´'victimhood', while Israel is more concentrated in self defense & life-saving.

It's the reporting, not the fact, that feeds the 'Arab street'

Keep in mind that it's not what's happening but what is being fed to the Arab Muslium youth, blaim Arab - Muslim mainstream media and then the BBC that boosts uip their motivation to keep mon their REAL (WAR OR PLAIN) CRIMES.

Each time you see such a drama scene of an Arab Muslim woman crying, whether it's a fakew 'civilian' and a real Hezbollah or Hamas aid that plays 'victim' or an authentic civilian that was used by Hezbollah or Hamas, remember, it's the way of reporting, omitting the victims on the other side and omitting the real culprit foir these victims.

Which is why when I saw yesterday a bloody child on BBC screen I wanted to scream WAR CRIMES by the BBC!
And just like many haters that incite (more) the Arabs against the Jews, BBC is no better!
They are responsible in large part of victims on both sides!

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Friday, July 21, 2006

Does Israel have any children?

Does Israel have any children?

Having watched TV lately, flooded with images of Arab civilians that their brothers - the Hezbollah love to use as shields to fire among/behind them.

Being witness to the racist remark of the "moderate" Arab Muslim leader of Lebanon as a reaction to Israeli police hitting the criminal Jihadi murderers: 'Israel is a war machine'.

Is there such a thing as an Israeli child, an Israel woman, let alone an Israeli child injured from deliberate Arab Muslim "holy wars"?

100 Israeli civilians have beenb injured last week from Hezbollah shelling.
Yes, accurate numbers, unlike Arab media/leaders known for their falshood or exaggeration to shock the world.

You might not notice this but this is a long racist vicious campaign that envolves basically all Arab media, an Israeli without a tank is impossible to find, sadly, the BBC/CNN picked up on that trend in the violent "Palestinian" intofada and last week at Hezbollah's war.

There is no such a thing as an Israeli victim in the fascistic Arab world mindset, every Israeli baby is a "tank", an Israeli woman is a "cannon", Israeli babies are bombs.

One of the easiest tools in the bloody hands of radical Islamo Arab's war to erase Israel from the map.


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Islamists terrorists' strength - their civilian-shields

Islamists terrorists' strength - their civilian-shields

Even if you happen to be an Arab Muslim, one thing that we can all agree upon is, that Israel has a brave army, a strong one and full of resolve, one that no Arab army -- even combined -- could ever defeat.
In fact enem,ies of Israel like to point it out so that the defender - Israel appears as the 'Golitah', though in fact Iranian nukes or Arab oil in the UN or combined Arab Muslim enemies are (the) massive, though coward, Goliath..

You might wonder, what's Hezbollah's secret weapon?
Is it Iranian intelligence?
Syrian AND Iranian combined arms, finance, advice and personell?
Stilll it wouldn't make much sense.
Their bravery?
You must be kidding, they don't dare face Israelis face to face, only a shot from a mobile disclosed location and disappear again...

Here it is, their secret weapon: Women's skirts, civilian population and preferably kids.
Their infamous use of human shields, when they all know 100% sure that Israel just CAN'T hit at them at that 'moment of exposure', all Israelis are able to do is dropping fliers to the local ivilian population to evacuate, so Hezbullah murderers pick up on that warning and run again in their cowardice-flee.

In other words, Hezbollah strength is Israel's soft-humanity, Israel's humane soul was always the source for Islamo Arab evil.

Be proud Israel!

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Monday, July 17, 2006

Good VS Evil, summary of last days...

Good VS Evil, summary of last days...

- Arab-Muslim-Jihadists ('Palestinians' & Iranian- Hezbullah) bomb civilians directly -- in the comfort of their homes -- and Israel sends out fliers for civilians to evacuate the Hezbullah area before they are going to react.

- Arab-Muslim-Jihadists attack BUSY residential-houses in broad day light & Israel attacks EMPTY Hamas-buildings on 1:20 AM 'just to send a message'.

- Arab Muslim Jihadists ('Palestinians') are caught with explosives about to carry out 'another genocide bombing on a: school/restaurant/bus, etc.' and Israel bombs Hamas officials EMPTY building.

- Arab Muslim Jihadists attack residents MURDERING BY FULL INTENTION ALREADY 24 (!!!) in Haifa, Nazareth, Afula and Israel bombs bridges that leads to Hezbullah sponsors: Syria (& Iran).

Israel "palestine" - 101


And still it's not enough, Israel is still criticized for it's resolve to breath.
Poor coward puppet in Lebanon, changed his tune to be apologetic today, probably by threats from Syria-Iran-Hezbollah.

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Friday, July 14, 2006

Have you ever noticed how Islamists Palestinians or Hezbullah are automatically converted into "children"?

Have you ever noticed how Islamists Palestinians or Hezbullah are automatically converted into "children"?
I am sick and tired of those Arab Muslim propagandists preaching to us about "oppression" when we al, realize the death-or-life reasons why checkpoints are there.
Or how the phony Palestinians always talk to us about "children", when they use their children as pawns, or never care about them or even more so when their adult terrorists are counted as "children".

The big loss at (last year's) the 'Gaza give-away' in the deterrent capability

The big loss at (last year's) the 'Gaza give-away' in the deterrent capability, mainly in the Arab 'power-student' mind, is in Israel's surviving vital's interest.
That's why Israel HAS to respond with real force, but (unlike FOX) you won't see CNN explaining how Israel hits at Lebanese infrastructure to send a message while Lebanese Hezbollah fire DIRECTLY on civilians.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Sick "Palestinians" traitors, burn US flag in NY

PLO gang Freed after Burning Flags, Desecrating Homes in Brooklyn
I bet you were wondering what followed the incidents in Bay Ridge Brooklyn where American flags were burned (one at a 9/11 slain hero's home no less) and homes portraying the American flag desecrated with spray painted letters "PLO," Well read this and weep - Matthew Lysiak reported;
The police have claimed that the kids have no idea what the letters PLO stand for...and they were released without further questioning. Lysiak has since discovered that there is a gang of kids, some of whom marched in an anti-Israel parade in Bay Ridge on mother's day who call themselves the PLO. I posted the information on my blog at
Very creepy stuff. Thanks for your work and keep reading the New York Sun. I am a big Ayn Rand fan and look forward to your next entry.
Read it all on Lysiak's blog here;
Gangland activity in Bay Ridge comprises, of all things, wanna-be tough-guy
Muslim teenagers who call themselves PLO.
PLO is not officially a wing of Arafat’s Palestinian Liberation Organization. However, the members of this gang are sympathetic to the more popular movement in the Middle East and embrace the name as a symbol of their ethnic and religious identity here in Bay Ridge.
The PLO gang has been around for at least 12 years, comprised of greater or lesser numbers over time. Today they are usually recognizable by the wearing of red. Many of them attend Fort Hamilton High School. It is unclear at the present time what has become of the members who were teenagers 12 years ago and are now adults. It is also unclear how organized they are hierarchically.
The PLO gang could probably be a textbook case in gang psychology. As teenagers sensitive of their uniqueness in an otherwise alien (to them) environment who share commonality amongst themselves, the PLO gang attracts Muslim youths in the Bay Ridge area to provide mutual protection and culture (I use this term very broadly).
While many law abiding residents of the Bay Ridge area may not be as aware of the PLO gang as well as they are of the various branches of the mafia, Latin Kings, and more recently Bloods, Russian mob, etc., this does not mean that the PLO gang is a benevolent association.
The recent graffiti of “PLO” on Senator Street (on trees in front of American-flag draped homes as well as on a fire hydrant and garage door, in at least 3 different colors – red, black, and gold) has led to the arrest of a 12 year old Arabic youth. Although authorities have said that the kid is not connected to the PLO in the Middle East, no one has denied that the kid belongs to the PLO gang in Bay Ridge.
Several months ago there was an incident at Fort Hamilton High School where teenagers fought each other, some with (I think I recall hearing) meat cleavers and similar instruments. If I am correct one side in this incident was made up of members of the PLO gang. (If I am mistaken on this please correct me).
Undoubtedly many of the Muslim teenagers who band together and wander the streets of Bay Ridge (mostly along 5th Ave., especially those wearing red) jostling each other and uttering every foul word known in the English language, belong to this gang.
While it may be incorrect to label the PLO gang as a terror cell (they seem to be more just a bunch of angry and stupid teenagers), their clannish auslander group mentality coupled with the antagonism they face from their American rivals and whatever they must pick up at the dinner table, etc., makes them prime targets for recruitment in the actual local terror cells that Commissioner Ray Kelly recently highlighted as a very real and present danger.
Of course, this gang is not comprised of all Muslim youths in Bay Ridge. Nevertheless, it would be wise on the part of the local Islamic establishment (Sheik Reda Shata, Dr. Rimawi, etc.) to publicly denounce this gang. By doing so they will have not only established that their community does not endorse the gang’s behavior (something that many local Americans unfortunately though perhaps understandably need reassurance of in this post 9/11 world), but they will also help stem the rise in local gangland activity more broadly.
Likewise, it would be refreshing to hear about this issue from the elected officials, the 68th precinct, and the local media.
We can be like Pangloss and pretend there are no problems in Bay Ridge, or that this PLO gang is not a serious threat. We can be like Mussolini and tell lies long enough so that people will come to believe them and in so doing cover up the existence of this gang.
Or we can be responsible American citizens and inform ourselves of its existence and its potential threat, speak truth to power, and demand more scrutiny of any and all threats to our neighborhood and lives.
Matthew Lysiak is a write for The New York Sun.