Turks.US - Islamic Institute Calls for Pipes to Apologize or Decline Nomination
WTF?! Daniel Pipes was nomination to the U.S. Institute of Peace board of directors?!! Holy shit!
Okay ... let's see ... so the cabal is planning to gang-bang the civilized world .. sooooo *Think multi-dimensionally, now. One has to get into non-linear dynamical systems ... ya gotta have a grasp of fractals and self-similarity to grok the dialectical nature of hisotry; "cycles" doesn't mean "circles" except to a brain-dead mechanist.* I'm guessing it'll come down to a squabble between the brown-shirts and the black-shirts, when the lesser evils gag in nausea. And that'll be the moment of decisions. God, I really don't know that I have the energy to hassle Gestapo / SS ... my feet hurt *a lot!* and I'm nearly broke. *sigh ... how did this one slip past me?!*
If nothing else, this obscenity really shows that Dubya is brain-damaged.
Addend: Foreign policy scholars criticize Pipes' nomination - " The flutter was considerable when George Bush picked a hawk for the board of a peace institute.
Foreign policy hands and Middle East pundits responded with surprise and disbelief this week to the presidential nomination of Daniel Pipes, an outspoken Middle East hawk, to the board of the United States Institute of Peace, a federal institution dedicated to preventing, managing and peacefully resolving international conflicts.
Some scholars say that there is talk of organizing an effort among academics to oppose the nomination, either through a letter-writing campaign or congressional testimony.
When asked about the nomination, many experts on Middle East and international conflict resolution used adjectives ranging from "bewildering" to "preposterous." Most declined to speak for attribution, however, variously citing an unwillingness to engage in ad hominem attacks, reluctance to criticize a presidential appointment and fears of souring ties with the institute, an important source of research grant money.
William Quandt, a professor of political science at the University of Virginia, who headed the Middle East desk at the National Security Council during the Carter administration, said he worried that if Pipes is confirmed, the appointment would send a discouraging message to scholars applying for institute grants.
Pipes recently launched Campus-Watch, an initiative dedicated to monitoring college campuses for alleged pro-Arab academic bias. Some pro-Israel activists welcomed the initiative, while critics described it as a modern-day form of McCarthyism. "
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