A few odds and ends this morning:
The stock market continued its sell-off yesterday. Uncertainty over the unsettled state of the world? Nobody should be surprised.
Speaking of which:
What Would Hamas Do If It Could Do Whatever It Wanted? Thumbnail: Kill lots of Jews.
This from PJMedia’s Roger Simon: Welcome To The 1930s. Money quote:
A decade ago, I was in Paris to research a novel I never wrote and was taken to the bainlieu, witnessing firsthand Muslim neighborhoods seething with more hate than anything I had seen on trips to Cairo or even Jenin. The initials NTMJ were scrawled everywhere (short for “nique ta mere, juif” – fuck your mother, Jew). I was aware that “juif” in those Paris suburbs had become a curse word for anything from a broken fountain pen to a lost subway pass.
Compare those sentiments to what is happening in the Middle East today.
Granted no historical comparison is perfect; as Mark Twain pointed out, history may not repeat, but it often rhymes. Since September 11, 2001, I’ve been wondering if we were witnessing the first shots of WW3.
I’m still wondering.