April 30, 2006
A Few Points From A Former Bush Supporter
First on the list, effing tired of being taken for granted. Forget your friends and you deserve your enemies.
Second, if there is any similarity between Vietnam and Iraq, it's that the administration waging the war no longer knows what the fuck it's doing or how to define the effort. Apparently Iraqi democracy is more important than the American version.
Squandering political capital through indifference to your base and to the persuadable opposition disqualifies you from public office.
All of the shortcomings above come together in the pandering to the criminal class we call illegal immigrants.
Makes friends with them.
Have no realistic plan for preventing a further degradation of the problem.
Behave like the French Court in doing it.
As the world slips closer and closer to firestorm ignited by Iran, these idiots can't even find the backbone to protect our own borders.
All I know now is that the future looks very grim. We have no government worthy of the term, we have enemies everywhere and rats gnawing at the fabric of American society. What's even worse than the practical matters is that the shear weight of pride in country and citizenship can be a force magnifier. Even that, now, is in doubt.
The Bush Administration isn't even up to level of Jacque Chirac's. Whatever else you say about Chirac, at least he still makes a big deal about being a Frenchman. For that matter, maybe the same can be said of George Bush.
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Just The Facts Ma'am! Hey! Illegals GET OUT!
And this probably is NOT even a full list!
40 percent of all workers in L.A. County are working for cash and not paying taxes.
95 percent of all arrest warrants issued for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
75 percent of people on L.A.'s most-wanted list are illegal aliens.
Over two-thirds of all births are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal whose births were paid for by the taxpayers.
Nearly 25 percent of all inmates in California detention centers are here illegally.
Over 300,000 illegal’s are living in garages.
The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal’s from south of the border.
Nearly 60 percent of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
Of the 10 million people in Los Angeles County, 5.1 million speak English and 3.9 million speak Spanish.
21 radio stations in Los Angeles are Spanish speaking.
Less than 2 percent of illegals’ are picking crops but 29 percent are on welfare.
Over 70 percent of the U.S. annual population growth (over 90 percent of California, Florida and New York) are from immigration.
29 percent of inmates in the federal prisons are illegal aliens.
The lifetime fiscal impact (taxes minus services used) for the average adult Mexican immigrant is a negative.
They also send about $15 billion back to Mexico annually.
It cost Los Angeles $276 million in welfare costs for 100,000 children of illegal aliens.
Take Your Dream and Shove It!
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:17 PM
America Means NOTHING to DemocRATS & RHINO's
The planned boycott of American businesses on Monday by groups who support “rights” for illegal aliens has gained a new ally: the California Senate. In a mind-boggling move, the legislative body passed a resolution which supports the “Great American Boycott 2006.” In other words, the California Senate is siding with illegal aliens and against the overwhelming will of the American people.
As noted by the Associated Press, “California’s state senators on Thursday endorsed Monday’s boycott of schools, jobs and stores by illegal immigrants and their allies…”
The California Senate vote was along party lines, 24-13, but it really makes you wonder what these people, even though they are Democrats, are thinking. This is America, right? The Monday boycott is by ILLEGAL aliens and their supporters, right? What’s going on here?
Wild Thing's comment......
NEVER did I think I would see anything like this in my life. God help us!
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:04 PM
Thousands Of Illegal Alien Predators Target Children
Federal agents and New York City probation officers arrested 47 criminal alien sex offenders in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan as part of the Department of Homeland Security's "Operation Predator."
Thirty-six of those arrested were in the country illegally, according to court documents. The immigrants arrested are foreign born who've been convicted sex offenders guilty of rape, sodomy, assault with intent to cause physical injury, sexual abuse and sexual misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment, course sex conduct and possessing a sexual performance by a child.
The youngest of the victims was three-years old.
"Predators stalk and attack the most vulnerable segments of society, our children," said Marcy Forman, Investigations Director for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Top officials at the Department of Homeland Security recently revealed that arrests for child sex crimes during the first two years of Operation Predator have exceeded 6,000 and 85 percent of them are criminal immigrants. And our political leaders appear to tell us, "We couldn't care less."
Operation Predator is Immigration and Customs Enforcement's comprehensive initiative to safeguard children from foreign national pedophiles, international sex tourists, Internet child pornographers and human traffickers.
Operation Predator evolved out of ICE's mission to find and deport illegal aliens, particularly those with criminal records. The majority of the arrests under Operation Predator — roughly 85% — have involved foreign nationals in this country whose child sex crimes make them removable from the United States. By matching immigration databases with state Megan's law directories, ICE agents have arrested more than 1,800 registered sex offenders.
Since Operation Predator began on July 9, 2003, the initiative has resulted in 6,085 child predator arrests throughout the country — an average of roughly 250 arrests per month and eight arrests per day. While arrests have been made in every state, the most have occurred in these states: Arizona (207), California (1,578), Florida (255), Illinois (282), Michigan (153), Minnesota (190), New Jersey (423), New York (367), Oregon (148) and Texas (545).
Operation Predator also has an important international component, as leads developed by domestic ICE offices are shared with ICE Attaché offices overseas and foreign law enforcement for action. To date, leads shared by ICE with foreign authorities have resulted in the arrest of roughly 1,000 individuals overseas.
With an average of nearly 250 child sex predator arrests per month, ICE's Operation Predator has emerged as one of most successful efforts ever launched to protect America's children. In enforcing the nation's immigration laws, ICE is systematically targeting those who pose the greatest threats, including criminal aliens who prey on our children. Those captured are believed to be a drop in the bucket when one realizes most sex crimes — especially those involving children go unreported.
Some recent ICE arrests involving criminal aliens who committed child sex crimes include Julio Cesar Rabago-Magana, a Mexican man who raped a four-year-old child in the basement of Mercado Central in Minneapolis, Minn. Rabago-Magana pleaded guilty Oct. 23, 2002 to first-degree criminal sexual conduct. After serving his criminal sentence, he was arrested by ICE agents at his St. Paul home on March 3, 2005, and deported six days later.
To date, more than 2,100 of these foreign-born predators have been removed from the United States to their home nations. As part of this process, ICE advises the host nation governments about the criminal histories of each sex predator it is deporting to their nations. ICE also issues Green Notices through Interpol in appropriate cases. The Green Notice provides information on career criminals who have committed, or are likely to commit, offenses in several countries.
McCain Gives Speech to Brussels Forum
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The United States and the European Union struck different tones on Saturday on how to respond to Iran’s nuclear defiance while insisting they were in full agreement.
Speaking at a transatlantic conference, EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said no one was considering military action over Tehran’s refusal to halt uranium enrichment and Europe did not want to join a “coalition of the willing” against Iran.
Influential U.S. Senator John McCain told the Brussels Forum in a speech on Friday night: “There is only one thing worse than military action, and that is a nuclear-armed Iran.”
He said the United States would not stand by and let Iran wipe out Israel, as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had called for.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Let's see, he is against military action and he is against bombing Iran. So if we do have a sit down with Iran.....well let's just say I would not believe anything Iran's President says or the promises he makes. So McCain how do you want to take care of Iran and the many threats their leadershihp makes to Israel and America?
NYC anti-war Rally ~ Democrats Of Course
NEW YORK Organizers say 300-thousand people marched against the Iraq war today in New York. The protesters demanded that President Bush withdraw U-S troops immediately. Reverend Al Sharpton, who was among the marchers, called the war "illegal, immoral and unethical."
Anti-war activists, including Rev. Jesse Jackson , actress Susan Sarandon, Cindy Sheehan, and Rev. Al Sharpton.
Charlie Daniels on the Mexican Standoff
I don’t know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations.
I don’t blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place. But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I don’t care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me sensitivity lessons.
I don’t need sensitivity lessons, in fact I don’t have anything against Mexicans, I just have something against criminals and anybody who comes into this country illegally is a criminal and if you don’t believe it try coming into America from a foreign country without a passport and see how far you get.
What disturbs me about the demonstrations is that it’s tantamount to saying, “I am going to come into your country even if it means breaking your laws and there’s nothing you can do about it.”
It’s an “in your face” action and speaking just for me I don’t like it one little bit and if there were a half dozen pairs of gonads in Washington bigger than English peas it wouldn’t be happening.
Where are you, you bunch of lilly livered, pantywaist, forked tongued, sorry excuses for defenders of The Constitution? Have you been drinking the water out of the Potomac again?
And even if you pass a bill on immigration it will probably be so pork laden and watered down that it won’t mean anything anyway. Besides, what good is another law going to do when you won’t enforce the ones on the books now?
And what ever happened to the polls guys? I thought you folks were the quintessential finger wetters. Well you sure ain’t paying any attention to the polls this time because somewhere around eighty percent of Americans want something done about this mess, and mess it is and getting bigger everyday.
This is no longer a problem, it is a dilemma and headed for being a tragedy. Do you honestly think that what happened in France with the Muslims can’t happen here when the businesses who hire these people finally run out of jobs and a few million disillusioned Hispanics take to the streets?
If you, Mr. President, Congressmen and Senators, knuckle under on this and refuse to do something meaningful it means that you care nothing for the kind of country your children and grandchildren will inherit.
But I guess that doesn’t matter as long as you get re-elected.
Shame on you.
Pray for our troops.
What do you think?
God Bless America
April 29, 2006
The 101st Fighting Keyboardists
From Captain Ed.........
"For many of us, we know that without presenting our arguments in the national forum, many in the media and the public will quickly overpower the debate and threaten the policies we feel give us the best long-term opportunity to defeat terrorism and the states that fund and shelter them.
Many on the left disagree, however, and often they provide challenging arguments and valuable perspectives on policy and the manner in which it gets implemented. However, many more do little but make ad hominem attacks on those with whom they disagree. They spend a great deal of effort labeling people rather than providing rational arguments on policy, and even the labels they select don't provide much more than amusement.
That's why Frank J of IMAO, Derek Brigham of Freedom Dogs, and I have decided to create -- for real -- the 101st Fighting Keyboardists and adopt the chicken hawk as our mascot.
And why the chicken hawk? When we looked into it, it turns out that the chicken hawk is a pretty impressive predator. It's the largest of its family. This species vigorously defends its territory, getting even more aggressive when the conditions get harshest. It adapts to all climates. Most impressively, it feeds on chickens, mice, and rats."
You can sign up over at Captain Ed's post on the Fighting Keyboardists here
Posted by Wild Thing at 07:47 PM
English~ English ~ English Get That Straight!
MIAMI (AP) - British music producer Adam Kidron says that when he came up with the idea of a Spanish-language version of the U.S. national anthem, he saw it as an ode to the millions of immigrants seeking a better life.
But in the week since Kidron announced the song - which features artists such as Wyclef Jean, hip-hop star Pitbull and Puerto Rican singers Carlos Ponce and Olga Tanon - it has been the target of a fierce backlash.
Some Internet bloggers and others are infuriated by the thought of "The Star-Spangled Banner" sung in a language other than English.
"Would the French accept people singing the La Marseillaise in English as a sign of French patriotism? Of course not," said Mark Krikorian, head of the Washington-based Center for Immigration Studies, a think tank that supports tighter immigration controls.
The initial version of "Nuestro Himno," or "Our Anthem," comes out Friday and uses lyrics based closely on the English-language original, said Kidron, who heads the record label Urban Box Office.
Pro-immigration protests are planned around the country for Monday, and the record label is urging Hispanic radio stations nationwide to play the cut at 7 p.m. EDT Friday in a sign of solidarity.
A remix to be released in June will contain several lines in English that condemn U.S. immigration laws. Among them: "These kids have no parents, cause all of these mean laws ... let's not start a war with all these hard workers, they can't help where they were born."
The national anthem should be sung in English _ not Spanish _ President Bush declared Friday, amid growing restlessness over the millions of immigrants here illegally.
"One of the things that's very important is, when we debate this issue, that we not lose our national soul," the president exclaimed. "One of the great things about America is that we've been able to take people from all walks of life bound as one nation under God. And that's the challenge ahead of us."
When the president was asked at a Rose Garden question-and-answer session whether the anthem should be sung in Spanish, he replied: "I think the national anthem ought to be sung in English, and I think people who want to be a citizen of this country ought to learn English and they ought to learn to sing the national anthem in English."
He made his remarks on the matters during a wide-ranging briefing with reporters.
"I think people who want to be citizens of this country ought to learn English," Bush said
Wild Thing's comment.....
A-hem President Bush, I also think people coming to this country to live here should come here legally NOT illegally. Ok-key-doh-key?
And another thing that irritates me about this, is that the Spainish version cuts out all the parts that refer to the war that INSPIRED Key to write the song!
UPDATE: United Flight 93 Film to Open NY Film Festival
Update to this post:
Today Nick and I went to see this film. I knew it would make me cry and I knew it would make me angry. We both sat there and cried and so did others around us. Tears of saddness but also tears of pride in America and Americans.
The anger at the terrorists could not be any stronger then it was going into the film. But my anger at the left, the democrats sure as hell got stronger if possible. Their anti-war BS, their we deserved to be attack chants should be slammed whenever possible.
The movie is made with cuts back and forth between the Air Traffic controllers, the Military room and the nightmare on the plane. Several of the actors in the film were playing themselves that were Air Traffic controllers and Military personel.
It is a powerful film and I am glad they left out the personal stories of each of the passengers. Instead it shows the human spirit of Americans to fight back in ther face of death. To make that one last attempt no matter what knowing the outcome is almost sure that it will end in each persons death.
If you go to see it this weekend 10% of the Goss revenu proceeds go to the Memorial Fund. I wish they had it more like 50% of the revenu, but this is how they have it set up.
God help us if we let these human pieces of flesh the terrorists get away with anything they do to us again. Thank God too that Bush went after them unlike Clinton that could have cared less.
From Chris Driscoll, he is the son of Patrick "Joe" Driscoll, Flight 93
" I have not seen the movie yet but I expect they'll have a private screening for the families very soon. Universal has been tremendous with communicating with the families throughout the production. I've gotten in touch w/ the lad who plays my father - Michael Reynolds...he live is England. I have a feeling you're not going to get some Hollywood-whitewashed version. They seemed to be VERY careful about depicting things as they saw them happening - which is why the families were so cooperative in putting this film together."
Four planes were hijacked
Three of them reached their target
This is the story of the fourth
From the director of Bloody Sunday and Bourne Supremacy
Please click United Flight 93
Once at the site click ENTER the site
Click MENU in the bottom left corner
You can also click Trailer
There are also other things at their site you can visit as well. Also, at this link “A Look Inside" has a conversation with the director, and comments by some family members of Flight 93 passengers.
September 11 plane drama to open NY film festival
By Claudia Parsons
Wed Mar 29, 5:29 PM ET
"United 93," a film dramatization of the events on the hijacked plane that crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, will have its world premiere at a New York film festival next month.
"'United 93' recreates the doomed trip in actual time, from takeoff to hijacking to the realization by those onboard that their plane was part of a coordinated attack unfolding on the ground beneath them," organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival said on Wednesday.
The festival was founded by actor Robert De Niro in 2002 to help revitalize lower Manhattan after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center.
Opening films in previous years have been comedies such as "About a Boy" and "Down with Love" as well as the thriller "The Interpreter" last year. This year's choice of "United 93" as the opening film returns the focus to Tribeca's roots.
"The festival was basically created eight months after September 11 and it was to give our neighborhood something to look forward to and to help the renewal, and to do that you need to laugh," the festival's co-founder Jane Rosenthal told Reuters.
"We found ourselves for several years saying we need a comedy. In year five, we need to remember," she said.
Written and directed by Paul Greengrass, director of "The Bourne Supremacy," the film is billed as a drama about the passengers, crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched as events unfold on the fourth airline hijacked on September 11, 2001.
Two of the planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the third into the Pentagon. Passengers on the fourth plane sent messages to loved ones saying the plane had been hijacked and they were going to try to overcome the hijackers.
Rosenthal said that after nearly five years there was a danger the events of September 11 were fading from people's memories. "A lot has happened in the world and as a country we seem to have a short term memory loss," she said.
Some of the relatives of those who died on United 93 are expected to attend the premiere in New York on April 25, the first night of the festival which runs until May 7.
"It is never easy to relive the events of 9/11, yet I support 'United 93' as a tribute to the heroism of my brother and the 39 other passengers and crew who collectively chose to say 'no' on that fateful day," Gordon Felt, who lost his brother Edward on September 11, said in a statement.
The films in competition at the festival include several with political themes, particularly related to the Middle East and the war in Iraq.
"We're a festival that was started because of an act of war, so we have always had films and panel discussions that bring up difficult subjects," Rosenthal said.
Wild Thing's comment........
Just a little I would like to share about that day with all of you.
My husband and I have a nephew that is a firefighter in New York. He lost 2 chiefs and 11 other firefighters from his fire station. 5 of those I mention here of the 11 fellow fire fighters that died on 9-11 had visited us and stayed at our home several times when they came to visit us when we lived in California. They became friends of ours as well. Mike Moran and his brother were two of the friends we made from our nephews station.
Remember when Mike Moran was in the audience at Madison Square Garden,shortly before his turn to go up on stage to introduce a band. He detested Hillary and was a big Bush supporter. Then Hillary got up to speak and was booed. Mike's remarks became well known around the world........."Kiss my royal Irish ass!"
After his comments the crowd went wild, and as Moran tried to walk off stage the stage manager pushed him back out. So, he said, he went back over to the microphone and took off his hat, and said, "This is so you can see my face," and called Bin Laden a bitch.
The crowd responded by chanting USA.
I pray it is like they say, that this film will be true and honest in what happened and not slanted to please the left. A film to pay tribute to those heroes on Flight 93 and to their families.
Push 1 For English ~ Push 2 For Deported
Apathy Is Dangerous For Our Country and To Our Freedom
Thoughts to ponder
How Long Do We Have?
About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2,000 years prior:
"A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.
From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship."
"The average age of the worlds greatest civilizations from the beginning of history, has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:
1. From bondage to spiritual faith;
2. From spiritual faith to great courage;
3. From courage to liberty;
4. From liberty to abundance;
5. From abundance to complacency;
6. From complacency to apathy;
7. From apathy to dependence;
8. From dependence back into bondage "
Professor Joseph Olson of Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota, points out some interesting facts concerning the 2000 Presidential election:
Population of counties won by: Gore: 127 million; Bush: 143 million;
Square miles of land won by: Gore: 580,000; Bush: 2,427,000 States won by: Gore: 19 Bush: 29
Murder rate per 100,000 residents in counties won by Gore: 13.2 Bush: 2.1
Professor Olson adds:
"In aggregate, the map of the territory Bush won was mostly the land owned by the tax-paying citizens. Gore's territory mostly encompassed those citizens living in government-owned tenements living off government welfare..."
Olson believes the United States is now somewhere between the "complacency & apathy" phase of Professor Tyler's definition of democracy, with some 40 percent of the nation's population already having reached the "governmental dependency" phase.
Pass this along to help everyone realize that apathy is also one the greatest danger to our freedom.
Thank you Robert H. for the Video of this!
Rush Limbaugh VIDEO of transcript below....< ...here
Rush Limbaugh transcript quote:
“All right, immigration proposals under discussion. Let me add mine to the mix. I want to call this proposal the Limbaugh Laws. …First, if you immigrate to the United States of America, you must speak the native language. You have to be a professional or an investor. [America is] not going to take unskilled workers…There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools, no special ballots for elections, no government business will be conducted in your native language. Foreigners will not have the right to vote…nor will they ever be allowed to hold political office. According to the Limbaugh Laws, if you're in our country, you cannot be a burden to taxpayers. You are not entitled, ever, to welfare, to food stamps, or other government goodies. You can come if you invest here, but it must be an amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage. If you don't know have that amount of money, you can't come and invest. You have to stay home. If you do come and you want to buy land, okay, but we're going to restrict your options. You will not be allowed to buy waterfront property in the United States. That will be reserved for citizens naturally born in this country.”
“In fact, as a foreigner, you must relinquish individual rights to property… Another thing. You don't have the right to protest when you come here. You're allowed no demonstrations, you cannot wave a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our president or his policies, or you get sent home. You're a foreigner. You shut your mouth or you get out, and if you come here illegally, you go straight to jail and we're going to hunt you down 'til we find you.” End of quote.
Now guess what those laws that Rush did a great job describing, are actual laws of Mexico, today. I just read you Mexican immigration law. That's how the Mexican government handles immigrants to their country!!!! And Rush did a great job putting it like that to show how different it is here.
1860: "But if we can't have our African slaves, who will pick the cotton?"
2006: "But if we can't have our illegal aliens, who will pick the lettuce?"
It was wrong then, and it's wrong now!
April 28, 2006
Saudi Arabia Having A Bad Day
Thank you Michelle Malkin for the information.
This morning I was just sitting here sipping coffee and had just started to reply to comments here at Theodore's World. It was very slow loading and then all of a sudden would not load at all.
Here are the details:
Glenn Reynolds confirms the attack originated in Saudi ArabiaPosted 12:23 PM by Glenn
12:23 PM by Glenn HOSTING MATTERS IS DOWN as the result of a DOS attack. They're working on it. The only other thing I know is that it originates in Saudi Arabia.
From Michelle Malkins post about what happened......
Many Hosting Matters-hosted blogs are down--including Instapundit, Power Line, Hugh Hewitt, and tons of others large and small. Hosting Matters' own website is also down.
Denial of service attack on Hosting Matters. Most, if not all, their hosted sites are down. Attack is originating internationally.
I’ve received quite a few emails this morning from people having trouble getting to blogs like Power Line and Captain’s Quarters.
I greatly appreciated all the blogosphere's support when the cyberjihadis took down my site down over the Mohammed Cartoons. If you're down, please send me an e-mail and I'll keep a list here of all those affected.
I just got home and saw this at Michelle Malkins so I have sent off an email to her so she can add us to her list.
Instapundit (***Glenn is posting on his back-up site here***)
Small Dead Animals
Castle Arggh! - John Donovan
She Who Will Be Obeyed - Beth Donovan
Something......And Half of Something
Wild Thing's comment.......
Thank you Michelle.
Construction Begins on Freedom Tower
Height (struct.) = 1,368 ft
Floors (OG)= 82
Construction end = 2011
Freedom Tower's cornerstone was placed during a ceremonial groundbreaking on July 4, 2004.
- The 200-foot-high base will be coated in titanium and stainless panels, including the 80-foot-high lobby, to deflect potential bomb blasts.
- The 414-feet tall decorative spire will encase an antenna with a lighting system to make it into a beacon.
- There will be an outdoor observation deck at 1,362 feet above the ground, the same height as the one on the old South Tower. A parapet wall will then rise six more feet to a height of 1,368, the same heigh as the old North Tower.
- The desired schedule for construction, calls for the tower's foundation to commence April of 2006, concrete to grade by the end of 2007, topping out in 2009 and completion in 2011.
- This building will consist of 69 office floors, and 13 non-office floors with uses ranging from mechanical to dining.
Companies involved in this building:
architect: Studio Daniel Libeskind, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (New York)
Other firms: Silverstein Properties, Inc., Tishman Construction Corporation, The Cantor Seinuk Group Inc., Schlaich Bergemann und Partner, Jaros, Baum & Bolles, Peter Walker & Partners, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Philip Habib & Associates, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers, Ducibella Venter & Santore, Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc..
Al Qaeda link In Utah?
According to a copyrighted article in the Salt Lake Tribune, counterterrorist agents arrested five men on Wednesday. One of the men was aprehended in the Cottonwood Heights area of Salt Lake, and the other for men were arrested in California.
The men were arrested and idicted as part of an investigation into the U.S. connections of a suspected senior al-Qaida operative imprisoned in Iraq, according to the Tribune article.
For now, the federal indictments against the men - all of whom have ties to Utah and all of whom are related to accused terrorist Shawqi Omar - involve only fraud and money laundering. But FBI agents say that some of the money alleged to have been stolen in various schemes wound up in Jordan. And now they want to know whether that cash has ended up in the hands of terrorists.
According to an FBI agent working with the Terrorism Task Force in Utah, the Omar family has extensive ties in Jordan, where Shawqi Omar moved his family in 1995 and where he now stands accused of helping terrorist mastermind Abu Masab al-Zarqawi plot a chemical attack.
Islamazoids Whine Vintage 2006
An Assistant Professor of Arab Politics at the Centre for Contemporary Arab Studies in the Edmund A Walsh School of Foreign Service (SFS) at Georgetown University, Washington DC, Dr Shehata had given a presentation on Thursday at the inaugural symposium of SFS in Qatar.
Negative American views about Islam ‘worrying’
ATTITUDES towards Arabs, Muslims and Islam in the US are troubling and have not been improving over the last few years, Arab-American academic Dr Shehata has stated, quoting results of a number of opinion polls conducted in the US.“A high percentage of Americans hold negative attitudes toward Islam, and many Americans believe that Islam - more than other religions - encourages violence,” he told Gulf Times.
According to the Washington Post/ABC News polls, the percentage of Americans who hold unfavourable views of Islam has risen over the last three years.
In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, 39% of those polled stated that they held unfavourable views of Islam. This figure dropped to a low of 24% by January 2002 but has been steadily increasing ever since.
In the most recent Washington Post/ABC News poll released in March 2006, 46% of Americans said they held unfavourable views of Islam.
There is less variation in the polling data regarding American opinion about Islam and violence. All of the various polling data confirm that a high percentage of Americans believe that Islam - more than other religions - encourages violence.
A USA Today/Gallup Poll conducted last summer, for example, found that 53% of respondents favoured “requiring all Arabs, including US citizens, to undergo special, more intensive security checks before boarding airplanes in the US” and 46% favoured “requiring Arabs, including US citizens, to carry a special ID.”
The coverage of the Middle East and the Muslim World in the US is dominated by the Iraq war, Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, terrorism and beheadings.“This type of bad or negative news dominates coverage and Islam, in the process, becomes synonymous with jihad; jihad, of course, understood in a particular way: as irrational, unjustified, religiously based violence, usually against non-Muslims.”
Wild Thing's comment......
"46% of Americans said they had an unfavorable view of islam"
They must have polled a lot of the left ( Democrats/liberals) I think the number would be a heck of a lot higher.
“A high percentage of Americans hold negative attitudes toward Islam, and many Americans believe that Islam - more than other religions - encourages violence,” he told Gulf Times."
Lip service by the Islam organizations belie the actions of Islam. Iran is a good example of Islam's hatred for everything and anybody not Muslim.
Muslims do things like riot over cartoons that have been out for 4 or 5 months before they riot, causing deaths. Maybe it is because over 90 percent of terrorists in the world are muslims and, just maybe, because muslims drove airplanes into the world trade center and the pentagon and caused another plane to crash killing all on board on 9/11. Most of the terror and atrocities are committed by muslims, not arabs per se, but definately muslims
April 27, 2006
Congresswoman's Son Sentenced For Slashing GOP Tires
MILWAUKEE, WI (AP) -- A congresswoman's son and three Democratic campaign workers were sentenced Wednesday to four to six months in jail for slashing tires outside a Bush-Cheney campaign office on Election Day 2004.
The men pleaded no contest in January to misdemeanor property damage. A fifth worker was found not guilty.
"This case had to be a public example of what can happen when you interfere with voters' rights," said Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Michael Brennan, who rejected prosecutors' recommendation of probation for the four men.
The state Republican Party had rented more than 100 vehicles to give rides to voters and poll monitors on November 2, 2004. The cars were parked outside a GOP campaign office when the tires were punctured. The vandalism left the drivers scrambling for new vehicles.
Among those sentenced Wednesday were Sowande A. Omokunde, the son of Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wisconsin, and Michael Pratt, the son of former acting Milwaukee Mayor Marvin Pratt.
"I love my son very much. I'm very proud of him," Moore said. "He's accepted responsibility."
Omokunde was sentenced to four months in jail; Pratt and Lewis Caldwell of Milwaukee were sentenced to six months; and Lavelle Mohammad of Milwaukee was sentenced to five months. All were granted work-release privileges.
Brennan also ordered them to pay a $1,000 fine each, in addition to the $5,317 in total restitution ordered earlier.
The four could have faced up to nine months in jail term and fines of $10,000.
Wisconsin's 10 electoral votes in the 2004 election ended up going to Democrat John Kerry.
Wild Thing's comment......
The 'Rats are beyond disgusting - ALL of them.
Should not the congresswoman say how disappointed she is in her son for taking part in such an act of thuggery? I'm sure most tires are registered to vote Democrat, and their turnout on election is nearly 110%.
"nine months in jail term".......wow pigs really do fly.
Hmmmmm Tires have party affiliation:
GOP tires are B.F. Goodrich, Goodyear & Uniroyal.
Dem tires are Bridgestone / Firestone
Pinko-Commie tires are Dunlop
One World Globalist tires are Michelin & Yokahama
Greens don't use tires
When Are The Lefties and Democrats Going to Put A Stop To This!
Two ROTC buildings vandalized
Vandals spray slogans and spread paint on N.C. State and UNC-CH structures
Vandals staged attacks early Wednesday on the buildings used by the Reserve Officers' Training Corps at N.C. State University and UNC-Chapel Hill, echoing similar assaults on three Triangle recruiting stations last month. As before, vandals sprayed anti-war slogans and profanity, splashed red paint and claimed responsibility with a mass e-mail message to area media outlets.
Lt. Col. Carol Ann Redfield of the Army ROTC program at N.C. State was caught off guard. "This is the first time I know of that anything like this has happened here," she said. "I certainly appreciate that people have different opinions, and they should be able to express them, but I have a problem when they damage property."
The e-mail, from someone calling himself "celest ialbeing" said, "Stop these recruitment centers that target poor people and people of color to fight to maintain the power structure that (literally and figuratively) imprisons us daily."
The vandals sprayed slogans at the base of an entrance to Reynolds Coliseum, which holds the Department of Military Science, and tossed paint onto an ROTC sign above the entrance.
Investigators had good leads, said Sgt. Jon Barnwell of the N.C. State Police Department.
At UNC-Chapel Hill, campus police spokesman Randy Young said investigators were aware of the e-mail and the link with the attack at N.C. State. "We're certainly looking into that," he said. Investigators think the UNC Naval Armory was attacked between 4 and 5:30 a.m.
A student who signs up for ROTC mixes military training with regular classes and can get help with college costs in return for serving as an officer after graduation.
It is not clear whether the attacks were related to incidents in March at recruiting offices in Durham and Raleigh, but the subject line on the e-mail message Wednesday was "more red paint and anti-war."
The attacks Wednesday were coordinated, but that doesn't mean they were well-planned.
At UNC, the vandals used spray paint for slogans but chose a 5-gallon bucket of water-soluble red paint to splash the landing, columns and steps. A cleanup crew blasted it off with a pressure washer.
"Thank goodness they used water-based paint," said Angelo Baldwin, a crew member. The slogans -- including "we won't fight your wars!" -- also were removed quickly, but the doors must be repainted.
At N.C. State, the slogan "Army ROTC trains murderers resist acts of war" was sprayed in a place all but invisible to passers-by. The vandals' arsenal also included another puzzling choice: Christmas tree ornaments, which were apparently tossed at the ROTC sign.
Wild Thing comments.......
Today driving home from work the car in front of me had three stickers on it.
1. a sticker with a photo of Bush saying ( clueless/ war criminal)
2. Would someone please give Bush a blow job so we can impeach him
3. I am a Democrat and a Christian
My reply is this
1. Bush is not clueles nor a war criminal
2. Clinton is and was a criminal and Monicagate was only one thing that disgraced the Oval Office that the Clinton's did.
3. A Democrat that is aiding the enemy and I would not recommend putting one foot on our property if you value your life.
Regarding the vandalism that Democrats/Lefties love to do at the ROTC, and other military places, because of their loathing of the military, KISS MY ASS!
Congratulations Tony Snow
Iran Buys Surface-to-Surface Missiles ~ Hello Europe
Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Branch, Major General Amos Yadlin
Iran has purchased surface-to-surface missiles from North Korea with a range of 2,500 kilometers, the head of the Israel Defense Forces Intelligence Branch, Major General Amos Yadlin, said Wednesday.
While Iran already possessed missiles capable of reaching Israel, the new weapons pose a threat for countries in Europe and parts of the Middle East that have now come into Iranian range.
Some of the missiles have already arrived in Iran, Yadlin said in a lecture in memory of Israel's sixth president Haim Herzog, who was also head of the IDF Intelligence Branch. The missiles are known in the West as BM-25s, operate on liquid fuel and are single-stage. The BM-25 was originally manufactured in the Soviet Union, where the first generation, adapted for use by Soviet submarines and able to carry a nuclear warhead, was known as the SSN6. After the Russians retired the missiles from service, they sold them to the North Koreans, who developed them to carry a heavier payload.
With this purchase the Iranians have leap-frogged over their Shihab-4 missile with its range of 2,000 kilometers.
Iran worked for years on the development of the Shihab-3, which has a range of 1,300 kilometers, and conducted numerous tests. They also developed a cone with improved ability to enter the atmosphere, which meant it was more accurate.
The fact that the Shihab-3, when fired from certain areas of Iran, could hit Israel, spurred Israel on in its development of the Arrow missile, which can intercept the Shihab-3.
The Iranians are known to be at the early stages of developing two more long-range missiles. However American intelligence sources say Iran is at an advanced stage of developing a missile that can carry a nuclear warhead.
The United States has informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) of the details of the Iranian missile program.
North Korea has longer range missiles that have been tested a number of times outside its borders. In one case a missile flew over Japanese airspace during a test.
Wild Thing's comment......
I say start dropping Bibles and Christian tracts on Iran 24 hours a day and broadcast "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" on every commercial radio frequency used within Iran.
I can imagine the reaction of those diaperheaded mullahs.
Iran Threatens To Strike At U.S. Targets If Attacked
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to workers in Tehran April 26, 2006. REUTERS/IRNA
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday to strike at U.S. interests worldwide if it is attacked by the United States, which is keeping military options open in case diplomacy fails to curb Tehran's nuclear program.
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei made the threat two days before the U.N. nuclear watchdog reports on whether Iran is meeting Security Council demands to halt uranium enrichment.
Iran says it will not stop enrichment, which it says is purely for civilian purposes and not part of what the United States says is a clandestine effort to make atomic bombs.
"The Americans should know that if they assault Iran their interests will be harmed anywhere in the world that is possible," Khamenei was quoted as saying by state television.
"The Iranian nation will respond to any blow with double the intensity," he said.
Washington, backed by Britain and France, has been pushing for sanctions if, as it expects, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports that Iran has flouted U.N. demands.
But Russia and China, the U.N. Security Council's other two veto-holding permanent members, oppose any embargo.
The IAEA has said that after three years of investigation it still cannot confirm that Iran's aims are entirely peaceful, although it has found no hard proof of a military program.
200 Burka Babes Take On Fitness Gym
(Photo by David P. Gilkey/Associated Press)
Angry: Arrwa Mogalli (left) and Ammerah Saidi, both of Dearborn, stand in front of the Fitness USA gym in Lincoln Park.
About 200 Muslim women have asked the Fitness USA workout chain to honor what they say was its promise to provide separate exercise times for women and men. They say they need single-sex workout times to accommodate Islam's standards of modesty.
Arrwa Mogalli, 28, of Dearborn, Michigan, said that she agreed to buy a $1,465 lifetime membership with the chain after being promised that its Lincoln Park facility would be open only to women on certain days.
This month, the gym in this southern Detroit suburb decided to open up a new part of the center to both sexes every day.
Mogalli is among about 200 women with Fitness USA memberships who have signed a petition asking the chain to restore single-sex exercise days for the entire gym or to put up a divider so men and women cannot see each other while exercising.
The company is reviewing the women's concerns, said Jodi Berry, administrative director for Fitness USA. But the company said that the women's written contracts say nothing about gender.
And this is their main site.
Wild Thing's comment....
Sure CAIR praised the decision, they are terrorists huggers.
I guess to be literal it does say they have seperated areas. But by gosh oh golly I guess I just will never understand this get undressed in the closet mentality no matter what so called religion it is.
Why are we accomodating these idiots? Just more Moooooooslim appeasement... instead of having them assimilating to western society our country kisses their burka butts.
I belong to Gold's gym, but aren't there workout places around like Curves etc. that are just for women only.
Don't the veils, towels on their heads and masks get in the way of exercising? If they don't like the facilities why don't they open their own bloody gym and run it any way they like?
Prices, location, management, the gym's design, the gym's equipment, hours, etc., etc., all may change without notice. This is how capitalism has always worked. They need to go back home where their way of doing things has perpetually kept them locked up in the 7th Century.
Give him an inch and he wants a foot.
Give him an foot and he wants a yard.
Give him a yard and he wants a pool in it.
Muslim Student Union in Calif. ~ Enemy Within
Women from the Muslim Student Union at University of California at Irvine protest the President and the Iraqi war at the Hyatt hotel in Irvine, Calif., where President George W. Bush spoke to Orange County business leaders on Monday, April 24, 2006. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc)
2004 the Muslim Student Union (MSU) of University of California-Irvine asked graduating Muslim students to wear green sashes bearing the word "shahada," the Arabic word for "martyrdom." The Muslim world refers to a suicide bomber who kills innocent civilians in Israel as a "shahid."
Not-so-subtle anti-Semitic jokes are a little too tame for USC's Muslim Student Union listserv. In response to some USC Jewish groups' Holocaust memorials. of the MSU's listserv have posted some of the following charming contributions. This is just one of them. All misspellings and grammatical cleverness is in the originals.
holocust schmolocost..... that whole thing drives me nuts. there arent that many holicost surviviers. most of those guys havent experienced anything -- except possibly excess. its a tool the zionists use... but to be honest wonder how effective it is these days
The Muslim Student Union is, of course, a university-sanctioned organization whose elected representatives represent USC Muslims to the University and to the community. How could such an environment emerge? On UC Irvine's campus, the administration has told campus Jewish leaders that they are not to refer to themselves as Zionists because that will "undermine dialogue" with Muslims on campus.
April 26, 2006
Boogeyman Ahmadinejad Says Nope Nada Neaner Neaner
NOTE: look at feet in photo!
Ahmadinejad: Iran will not back down “an iota” on nukes
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 26 –Iran’s hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic would not back down “an iota” in its nuclear standoff with the West.
“Regarding the Iranian nation’s nuclear rights we are not willing to back down an iota”, Ahmadinejad told reporters at a joint press conference with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir.
“The [International Atomic Energy] Agency was obliged under the Non-Proliferation Treaty to respect our nuclear rights and assist our country in obtaining peaceful technology”, he said, adding that the UN nuclear agency had “failed” to live up to its obligations.
He warned the West that Tehran would ignore “incorrect decisions” being imposed on it by the IAEA and the United Nations Security Council.
“An unjust decision by the international community on Iran’s nuclear program has no legitimacy for Iran even if it comes through the Security Council or other international organisations”, the hard-line President said.
The West was carrying out a psychological war against Iran to gain concessions, he added.
In March, the Security Council adopted a “Presidential Statement” unanimously giving Iran until April 28 to suspend all of its uranium enrichment activities and resume its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.
Greenpeace Ads to Target Ted Kennedy ~ LOL
The infamous environmental group Greenpeace is targeting Sen. Ted Kennedy for opposing a wind farm in the Nantucket Sound because it would interfere with the view from his Hyannisport mansion.
Greenpeace is launching a nationwide TV ad campaign against Kennedy, with spots that portray the Massachusetts Democrat as Godzilla.
The Cape Cod Times reports:"In the 30-second spot, a cartoon Kennedy looms over the water like a Japanese movie monster, pounding wind turbines as they sprout from the water, and barks, 'I might see them from my mansion on the Cape.'"
Kennedy's nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is a leading environmentalist who urges Americans to cut back on energy consumption and who blamed Bush environmental policies for Hurricane Katrina. But he, too, opposes the wind farm in Nantucket Sound - going so far as to argue that it would cause pollution.
By running the ads, Greenpeace hopes to torpedo an amendment to a Coast Guard bill that would make a proposed Nantucket wind farm vulnerable to state veto."'We've targeted the Senate because we need leaders to stop this amendment before it can even be voted," Greenpeace spokesgal Kate Smolski told the Times.
Wild Thing's comment.....
There once was a Senator from Nantucket.
who drank gin by the bucket.............
Kennedy is a huge enviro jerk and he only cares about stopping this because it is to be in his own backyard. If it was in Joe Schmo's backyard Kennedy would be pushing hard for this.
Kerry Said Our Troops Don’t Know How To Drive
Kerry went from praising CIA traitor Mary McCarthy, to calling US soldiers idiots for getting blown up by IED’s. Kerry believes the deaths in Iraq are caused by the US Soldiers inability to “drive a truck.”
But there is no excuse three and a half years later for American troops to be driving by IEDs and getting blown up. Are you telling me that they can’t drive a truck?
In the Vietnam era, he testified against US soldiers and called them war criminals. Today, he calls them terrorists who brutalize women and children in the night. These are the things he’s brazen enough to say in public.
Wild Thing's comment......
Yadda Yadda Kerry! Talk to the hand you piece of shit!
April 25, 2006
Holocaust Day of Remembrance
April 25, 2006, is a day of remembrance for six million Jews who perished during the Holocaust
The United States Congress established the Days of Remembrance as our nation’s annual commemoration of the victims of the Holocaust, and created the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum as a permanent living memorial to those victims.
This year, the Days of Remembrance fall between Sunday, April 23, and Sunday, April 30, 2006, with Holocaust Remembrance Day observed on April 25. The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Legacies of Justice,” in honor of the courage of, and the precedents set by, those who testified during the trials of Nazi war criminals. The theme also pays tribute to those who tirelessly work for the cause of justice, both then and now.
Today, more than ever before, individual and communal willingness to seek justice after the Holocaust serves as a powerful example of how our nation can – and must – respond to unprecedented crimes. We must vigorously pursue justice for the victims of such acts of hatred and inhumanity, not only for their sake but for the sake of present and future generations.
The Holocaust was an unprecedented crime – millions of murders, wrongful imprisonments, and tortures, rape, theft, and destruction. In the immediate aftermath of the Holocaust, the world was faced with a challenge – how to seek justice for an almost unimaginable scale of criminal behavior. The International Military Tribunal (IMT) held at Nuremberg, Germany, attempted to meet this immense challenge on a legal basis. This year, we mark the 60th anniversary of the IMT.
Nazi Germany planned and implemented the Holocaust under the cover of World War II. It was in this context that the IMT was created, a trial of judgment for war crimes. The IMT was not a court convened to mete out punishment for the Holocaust alone. The tribunal was designed to document and redress crimes committed in the course of the most massive conflict the world has ever known.
The Holocaust was, in the legal language of the IMT, “a crime against humanity.” Convened within months of the end of the war, from November 20, 1945, until the verdicts were delivered on October 1, 1946, the tribunal at Nuremberg set precedents: in international law, in documentation of the historical record – in seeking some beginning, however inadequate, in a search for justice.
Wild Thing's comment......
We must never forget what happened in those six years. We must not forget the six million who left us. However, I believe that we must also remember that despite his best efforts, Hitler was NOT able to annihilate the entire Jewish people. Though the numbers have been reduced, Israel is still a living, thriving nation.
There are troubling parallels between the systematic vilification of Jews before the Holocaust and the current vilification of the Jewish people and Israel. Suffice it to note the annual flood of anti-Israel resolutions at the UN; or the public opinion polls taken in Europe, which single out Israel as a danger to world peace; or the divestment campaigns being waged in the US against Israel; or the attempts to delegitimize Israel’s very existence.
The complicity of the Allies in WW II is mirrored by the support the PLO has been receiving from Europe, China and Russia to this very day.
If remembering Auschwitz should teach us anything, it is that we must all support Israel and the Jewish people
against the vilification and the complicity we are witnessing, knowing where it inevitably leads.
My Israel page at my website
U.S. Air Force Reply To UC Santa Cruz Students Against War
On my other post about Santa Cruz I had commented back to someone that had commented about this subject as the person said my mentioning Veterans along with our troops today and the recruiters was not accurate. That what the protesters did was only directed at the recruiters.
My reply was:
"There is a Brotherhood of those that served and those that serve today and cannot be separated. It is a Brotherhood that ONLY those that have served can be a part of.
So when you see protest toward our military of today you damn well better know it is not selective at just those now....."
The a Major in the U.S. Air Force also has something to say to UC Santa Cruz Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest and their attacks on Michelle Malkin.
In defense of Malkin vs. UC Santa Cruz
Before I manned the jet and flew yet another mission over Afghanistan (20.7hrs) I was able to write a few names on one of the 12 2000# face melting JDAM's we carry. I'm sending this your way from a real e-mail address before I send it "their" way from a fake one. Something tells me they won't like the picture.
Wild Thing's comment.....
God Bless our troops! You guys ROCK!
Former CIA Officer Mary O. McCarthy Rescinding Her Confession
A former colleague says the fired Mary McCarthy ‘categorically denies’ being the source of the leak on agency renditions.
The fired official, Mary O. McCarthy, “categorically denies being the source of the leak,” one of McCarthy’s friends and former colleagues, Rand Beers, said Monday after speaking to McCarthy. Beers said he could not elaborate on this denial and McCarthy herself did not respond to a request for comment left by NEWSWEEK on her home answering machine.
A national security advisor to Democratic Party candidate John Kerry during the 2004 presidential campaign, Beers worked as the head of intelligence programs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council staff and later served as a top deputy on counter-terrorism for President Bush in 2002 and 2003. McCarthy, a career CIA analyst, initially worked as a deputy to Beers on the NSC and later took over Beer’s role as the Clinton NSC’s top intelligence expert.
Wild Thing's comment......
She confessed, now she denies? Hmmm... just another Democrat.
April 24, 2006
Santa Cruz, Calif. Loathes Our Military
Bringing this to the top because it is still a hot topic.
Military recruiters left a campus job fair when about 60 student and faculty anti-war demonstrators showed up outside the event at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Four recruiters from the Army and Army National Guard left after an hour-long standoff Tuesday at the College 8 West Field House.
“The recruiters thought the crowd was getting out of control,” campus vice chancellor David Kliger said.
One student protester was arrested as the recruiters were departing in a van. While a campus police officer was videotaping a person throwing rocks at the van, a student blocked the camera and was cited for interfering with police duties, campus spokesman Jim Burns.
Members of Students Against War, who organized the counter-recruiting protest, loudly chanted "Don't come back. Don't come back" as the recruiters left the hilltop campus, escorted by several university police officers.
"The situation had degraded to the point where there was a possibility of injury to either a student or law enforcement officer. We certainly didn't want that to happen,'' said Capt. Will Griffin, one of the Army recruiters.
University officials had been aware for weeks that Students Against War planned a protest to prevent military personnel from participating in the school's biannual job fair held for students.
The student organization has become a bit of a cause celebre of the national anti-war movement ever since it was discovered that the group's protest of the same job fair last April landed it in a Pentagon surveillance file, which listed the protest as a "credible threat" to military facilities or personnel.
Universities that receive federal funds are required to allow military recruiters on campus. But campus officials had worried that Tuesday's protest would get out of hand as it had last April, when Students Against War protesters surrounded the table where military personnel sat, and hundreds of other demonstrators engaged in an angry protest outside. Some of the recruiters reported that their tires had been slashed and one employee at the career center was injured.
Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz
Denice D. Denton
Office of Chancellor
200 Clark Kerr Hall
University of California
Santa Cruz, California 95064
Assistant to the Chancellor:
Jessica Fiske Bailey
Phone: (831) 459-2058
Wild Thing's comment.......
This crap really makes my blood boil! They may be students but they are ignorant, stupid, users, communists, traitors to America and to our troops. They are worthless human beings and to call them human beings is even too kind.
They will NEVER know the pride in ones heart for those that have served our country and for those that serve today. That feeling that I get as though my heart will burst from the pride I have in our military and our Veterans. They will go through life never really living only existing and wasted lives each and every one of them. They are my enemy and the enemy of this country.
Watch this video if you likeTHESE people are unlike my enemy. These are my Heroes......our troops. They know what freedom cost, they know what it tastes like and what it smells like and what it feels like. Some of My Heroes!
Iran Hostage Rescue Attempt
I invite you to a page I have done about Hostage Rescue Attempt In Iran, April 24-25, 1980 .....< CLICK
Iran Says Nuclear Work Is “irreversible”
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 23 – Iran declared on Sunday that it would ignore demands by the United Nations Security Council to freeze its uranium enrichment activities, saying that its sensitive nuclear work was “irreversible”.
“Iran’s uranium enrichment activities are irreversible”, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hamid-Reza Asefi told reporters during his weekly press conference.
“Suspension of nuclear research and development activities by the Islamic Republic of Iran is more an issue for the press”, Asefi said.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran will not forego its rights, which must be recognised”, he added.
Commenting on whether Iran would accept a Russian proposal aimed at breaking the international deadlock, he said that Iran would not abandon its right to enrich uranium on its own soil.
On Saturday, Iran's ambassador to the International Atomic Energy Agency said that Iran had a “basic agreement” with Russia to enrich uranium on Russian soil, but added that details had yet to be worked out.
Moscow has proposed a deal whereby Iran would enrich uranium exclusively on Russian soil. Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman clarified on Sunday that Tehran would not be willing to abandon uranium enrichment on Iranian soil.
“The issue of suspension is not on our agenda”, Asefi said.
The Security Council adopted a “Presidential Statement” unanimously on March 29 giving Iran 30 days to suspend all of its uranium enrichment activities and resume its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.
The Enemy Within Is Attacking Michelle Malkin
Michelle Malkin has been under attack in a horrible way. We all get hate mail and sometimes threats in our emails or even posts, and I try to delete the posts on here as soon as possible. Michelle Malkin has been getting lots of death threats, really vile mail and other slanderous forms of attack. All because of her posting about UC Santa Cruz and the Students Against War (SAW) and their press release bragging about booting military recruiters off campus.
Students Against War (SAW) had posted their contact information from its press release and is now lying about the fact that it made the info publicly available on the Internet. MIchelle had posted the said contact information that SAW HAD posted on the internet for all to see and now they are not only lying about doing that but also making threats to Michelle.
You can click her Support Michelle Malkin graphic above to go to the post telling about the attacks and showing the emails and posts etc. It will make you sick I promise you - these people are the enemy of America!!
This was my other post about SAW and what they did ( for past reference)
Wrong Number Great Deal For Our Troops
IBRAHIM AL MARKHUR, Iraq — One misplaced cell phone and one savvy interpreter equaled one dead insurgent, several pieces of intelligence and a whole lot of captured weapons.
On a routine patrol, U.S. troops with 1st Battalion, 68th Armor came upon a house in the midst of dense greenery and at the end of a dusty country road.
Staff Sgt. Matthew Nicodemus, 33, said he immediately noticed that no Iraqi men were around.
Suddenly, a cell phone inside the home rang, said Nicodemus, of Altoona, Pa.
“The interpreter went in and answered the phone, and on the other end of the phone the person said, in Arabic, ‘Hey, coalition forces are here, go ahead and run away,’ and he specifically said, ‘Go and run into the palm groves all around here,’ ” Nicodemus said.
The troops then fanned out into the palm groves and found several weapons including several rocket-propelled grenades and hand grenades, two AK-47s and a new sniper’s rifle, Nicodemus said.
They also found a hand-written map of a U.S. military base, diagrams on how to build rockets and a CD-ROM with several thousand files written in Arabic, said Sgt. 1st Class Michael Greer, 35, of San Luis Obispo, Calif.
If that weren’t enough, the insurgent kept calling the interpreter back to ask what the Americans were doing.
The interpreter kept the act going.
“He’s basically acting like, you know, he’s watching us ... making sure everything is fine,” Nicodemus said.
The U.S. troops knew the insurgents were coming back and decided to lie in wait for them.
Many troops said they were psyched by the prospect of killing the person on the other end of the phone.
“I love this expletive,” said Sgt. Nicholas Hake-Jordan, 23, of Springfield, Ore.
The troops didn’t have to wait long.
Shortly after U.S. troops set up, the insurgents called the interpreter and said they would be by in about 10 minutes to attack the Americans, said Staff Sgt. Art Hoffman, 30.
When seven insurgents got to the house, they ran into a wall of U.S. fire, said Hoffman, of Baltimore.
“The first guy that came in the door just dropped like a rock. The other two guys behind him got hit pretty hard, too. The rest grabbed their wounded and just ran back off,” said Hoffman.
One insurgent was confirmed killed in the fighting and the other two were in bad shape, he said.
Afterward, the battalion commander, Lt. Col. Thomas Fisher, 42, praised his soldiers’ actions.
“The initiative demonstrated at the platoon level is exactly how you win this fight,” said Fisher, of Sioux Falls, S.D.
April 23, 2006
Hanoi Kerry Says It Is Hard To Have a View On CIA Officer
KERRY: 'IF YOU'RE LEAKING TO TELL THE TRUTH...' Sun Apr 23 2006 09:58:06 ET
Former presidential candidate John Kerry has come to the defense of a fired CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information to the press.
"I'm glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously -- if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law,' Kerry explained to ABC THIS WEEK.
ABC 'THIS WEEK' HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: On another -- on another front, excuse me, CIA official Mary McCarthy lost her job this week for disclosing classified information according to the CIA probably about a WASHINGTON POST story which reveal revealed the existence of secret prisons in Europe. A lot of different views. Senator Pat Roberts praised action but some former CIA officers described Mary McCarthy as a sacrificial lamb acting in the finest American tradition by revealing human rights violations. What's your view?
SEN. KERRY: Well, I read that. I don't know whether she did it or not so it's hard to have a view on it. Here's my fundamental view of this, that you have somebody being fired from the CIA for allegedly telling the truth, and you have no one fired from the white house for revealing a CIA agent in order to support a lie. That underscores what's really wrong in Washington, DC Here.
STEPHANOPOULOS: That's one issue of hypocrisy but should a CIA officer be able to make decisions on his or her --
KERRY: ... Of course not. Of course, not. A CIA agent has the obligation to uphold the law and clearly leaking is against the law, and nobody should leak. I don't like leaking. But if you're leaking to tell the truth, Americans are going to look at that, at least mitigate or think about what are the consequences that you, you know, put on that person. Obviously they're not going to keep their job, but there are other larger issues here. You know, classification in Washington is a tool that is used to hide the truth from the American people. Daniel Patrick Moynihan was eloquent and forceful in always talking about how we needed to, you know, end this endless declassification that takes place in this city, and it has become a tool to hide the truth from Americans.
STEPHANOPOULOS: These --
SEN. KERRY: So I'm glad she told the truth but she's going to obviously -- if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law.
Wild Thing's comment......
"if she did it, if she did it, suffer the consequences of breaking the law" Kerry explained to ABC THIS WEEK
He says it's hard to have a view on it! How the hell is it hard to have a view on treason??!! Good freakin grief!
Hey idiot Kerry, she already admitted that she did it. The only place John Kerry will be honored is in Hanoi at the war museum.
Ain`t that something,dishonored the uniform he wore.
Slandered the US troops in VN as war criminals.
Defending a Democrat traitor with the CIA trying to bushwack
A hero to the VN Commies today.
The Dim candidate for President of the USA,Unbelievable.
Mr "Winter Soldier" on Patriotism ~ STFU Kerry
Sunday, April 23, 2006; Page A04
Thirty-five years after Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry (D) appeared before a Senate committee to call for an end to the war in Vietnam, he defended that decision yesterday in a speech in his home town and linked it to his current insistence on an early drawdown of troops from Iraq.
Kerry, in remarks delivered in Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, cast dissent in wartime as a patriotic act -- a response to Republican critics who insist that questioning the conduct of the war in Iraq emboldens America's enemies.
"I believed then, just as I believe now, that it is profoundly wrong to think that fighting for your country overseas and fighting for your country's ideals at home are contradictory or even separate duties," he said. "They are, in fact, two sides of the very same patriotic coin."
Yesterday's address was the latest move in Kerry's shadow presidential campaign, launched in the aftermath of his 2004 defeat by President Bush. In a series of speeches, guest columns and television appearances, Kerry has sought to right what many Democrats regard as the defects of that race by outlining a clear exit strategy for Iraq and vowing to fight back against GOP attacks on his and other Democrats' patriotism. Kerry's aggressive attitude is also aimed at wooing liberal voters for a potential presidential bid in 2008.
Beginning last fall, Kerry has advocated setting a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. Recently, he said that if an Iraqi government is not formed by May 15, the United States should immediately withdraw its forces.
"If Iraqis aren't willing to build a unity government in the five months since the election, they're probably not willing to build one at all," Kerry said.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Wartime dissent that consists of demonizing those doing the bleeding and dieing is not patriotic by any definition...except by those who hate our country. He can try to rationalize his behavior anyway he wants, but, the fact remains he is a traitor.
I guess the word "patriotism" is the next word to get whored-out and twisted around by the leftist's.
Islamist Protest in N.Y.~ 'Mushroom cloud on way'
The Islamic Thinkers Society is a faction of the U.K. based extremist movement known as Al-Muhajiiroun.
Islamist protest in N.Y. –
'Mushroom cloud on way'
Rally at Israeli consulate features pictures of Muslim flags flying over White House
A New York rally by the Islamic Thinkers Society outside the Israeli consulate yesterday featured chants of "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real holocaust is on its way!"
The demonstration by the Queens-based group was monitored by the Investigative Project on Terrorism whose members noted signs including "Islam will Dominate" and a picture with an Islamic flag flying over the White House.
Yesterday's rally was held in response to Monday’s Tel Aviv bombing that killed 9 and injured scores. While carrying signs including “Islam will Dominate” with a picture of an Islamic flag over the White House, the small but loud group of men chanted threatening slogans.
The chants were in Arabic and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, headed by Steve Emerson, a former reporter for CNN.
Here are some excerpts from the chants:
Leader (in Arabic): "With our blood and our lives we will liberate al Aqsa!"
[The rest also respond in Arabic:] "With our blood and our lives we will liberate al Aqsa!
Israeli Zionists What do you say? The real Holocaust is on its way"
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
"Zionists, Zionists You will pay! The Wrath of Allah is on its way!
Israeli Zionists You shall pay! The Wrath of Allah is on its way!
The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real Holocaust is on its way!"
"Israel won't last long ... Indeed, Allah will repeat the Holocaust right on the soil of Israel"
Response: "Allahu Akbar!"
And another chant:
No wonder they call you sons of apes and pigs because that’s what you are.
We know many government services are watching us
Such as the FBI…CIA…Mossad, Homeland Security…
We know we are getting on their nerves
And so are you….
So we say the hell with you!
May the FBI burn in Hell
CIA burn in Hell
Mossad burn in Hell
Homeland Security burn in hell!!
Islam will dominate the world
Islam is the only solution
Islam will dominate the world
Islam is the only solution
La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad-ur Rasool Allah
Wild Thing's comment.....
Protesting against America with threats of nuking us ... in NYC. Why in the hell are we putting up with these people. And where is the Media ONCE AGAIN in their silence about this. Oh that's right, it would make the true nature of Islam public and we can't have that. Our Media with their Anti-American/Pro-Islam agenda.
Heck, this didn't make the the news either and it was up on the web within weeks of 9/11.
Lock and load they have sworn to kill every last Infidel. hmmmmmm, there's never an A-10 loaded with cluster munitions loitering on station when you need one. Or at least do this to these scumbag Islamofascist protestors, round them up and ship them off to Gitmo. Islamic Thinkers Society " THAT is the BIGGEST oxymoron I have EVER!
Other posts at my blog of past protests this Islamic Thinkers Society has done in NYC.:
Two F-16's Escort Suspect Airliner
April 22, 2006 (by Lieven Dewitte) - A passenger who claimed to have a bomb aboard a United Airlines flight was subdued by passengers as the California-bound plane was diverted to Denver International Airport. Two F-16 fighter jets from Buckley Air Force Base scrambled to escort the plane.
The A-320 Airbus heading to Sacramento, Calif., from Chicago. flew into Denver Friday. The F-16s followed to make sure nothing untoward was going to happen.
Jose Manuel Pelayo-Ortega tried to open an door on the Airbus A-320 en route from Chicago to Sacramento, Calif., and then claimed to have a bomb forcing the emergency landing in Denver.
The guy was arrested after the plane landed around 16.30h.
Fellow passengers on the plane subdued the man and three Secret Service agents on board heading between assignments helped detain him.
After the airliner landed, it taxied to a remote part of the airport where the passengers got off and were taken to the terminal.
None of the 138 passengers or six crew members was injured.
Authorities searched the aircraft for explosives and re-screened luggage and passengers before they reboarded the plane, which took off for its original destination around 19.30h.
The apparatus that could ultimately have lead to the plane with 138 passengers and six crew members being shot down - put in place after 911 - was fully operational Friday, with agencies that included the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security on an open phone line monitoring the flight.
Had the plane "been judged as a threat by the highest levels of our government, they could make the decision to have the plane shot down," said Lt. Commander Sean Kelly, a spokesman for NORAD, a U.S.-Canadian military command based outside Colorado Springs that monitors missiles, aircraft and space objects and warns of threats.
President Bush would ultimately make the decision.
A "shoot-don't shoot" scenario didn't develop because the plane was following all FAA instructions. One of the last resorts would have included the fighter pilots either talking to or attempting to talk to the pilot of the airliner, which didn't happen Friday, Kelly said
Since Sept. 11, fighters have been scrambled or if already airborne diverted 2,300. The Transportation Security Administration said it did not have numbers on how many flights have been diverted.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM
April 22, 2006
Treason of The First Order
The Central Intelligence Agency has dismissed a senior career officer for disclosing classified information to reporters, including material for Pulitzer Prize-winning articles in The Washington Post about the agency's secret overseas prisons for terror suspects, intelligence officials said Friday.
The C.I.A. would not identify the officer, but several government officials said it was Mary O. McCarthy, a veteran intelligence analyst who until 2001 was senior director for intelligence programs at the National Security Council, where she served under President Bill Clinton and into the Bush administration.
At the time of her dismissal, Ms. McCarthy was working in the agency's inspector general's office, after a stint at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, an organization in Washington that examines global security issues.
The dismissal of Ms. McCarthy provided fresh evidence of the Bush administration's determined efforts to stanch leaks of classified information. The Justice Department has separately opened preliminary investigations into the disclosure of information to The Post, for its articles about secret prisons, as well as to The New York Times, for articles last fall that disclosed the existence of a program of domestic eavesdropping without warrants supervised by the National Security Agency. Those articles were also recognized this week with a Pulitzer Prize.
She was given a polygraph examination, confronted about answers given to the polygraph examiner and confessed, the government officials said. On Thursday, she was stripped of her security clearance and escorted out of C.I.A. headquarters. Ms. McCarthy did not reply Friday evening to messages left by e-mail and telephone.
"A C.I.A. officer has been fired for unauthorized contact with the media and for the unauthorized disclosure of classified information," said a C.I.A. spokesman, Paul Gimigliano. "This is a violation of the secrecy agreement that is the condition of employment with C.I.A. The officer has acknowledged the contact and the disclosures."
Public records show that Ms. McCarthy contributed $2,000 in 2004 to the presidential campaign of John Kerry, the Democratic nominee.
"National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger announced June 16 the appointment of Mary O'Neil McCarthy as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs. She succeeds Rand Beers in that post, an announcement by the office of the White House Press Secretary said."
It appears that she worked directly with Sandy Burglar, probably rather closely if she was the "Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Intelligence Programs.
MSNBC: CIA officer fired after admitting leak
Officer allegedly failed polygraph, admitted giving reporter information
The leak pertained to stories on the CIA’s rumored secret prisons in Eastern Europe, sources told NBC. The information was allegedly provided to Dana Priest of the Washington Post, who wrote reports about CIA prisons in November 2005 and was awarded a Pulitzer Prize on Monday for her reporting.
Priest said she could not comment on the firing, which she said she learned about from NBC News.
Sources said the CIA believes McCarthy had more than a dozen unauthorized contacts with Priest. Information about subjects other than the prisons may have been leaked as well.
Separately, the Justice Department is investigating a New York Times stories about the National Security Agency’s domestic warrantless eavesdropping. Times reporter James Risen won a Pulitzer on Monday for his reporting on the issue.
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Wild Thing's comment..........
Mary McCarthy is a die-hard Clintonista operative.
And look at this:
"(3) The report of the 9/11 Commission notes that the National Security staff reviewed the intelligence in April 2000 and concluded that the CIA's assessment of its intelligence on bin Laden and al-Shifa had been valid; the memo to Clinton on this was cosigned by Richard Clarke and Mary McCarthy, the NSC senior director for intelligence programs, who opposed the bombing of al-Shifa in 1998. The report also notes that in their testimony before the commission, Al Gore, Sandy Berger, George Tenet, and Richard Clarke all stood by the decision to bomb al-Shifa."
Let's see if she's persuaded to cooperate with the names of the other worms in her nest. My guess is she will, anyone crooked and slimy enough to sell out her country won't think twice about selling out a few members of her cohort. I'm guessing there are some nervous individuals right about now. By the very nature of her crime and the situation they can't possibly believe she'll keep her mouth shut.
I'm more and more convinced every day that we will be paying with our lives and treasure for many more years to come due to the absolute treachery and irresponsibility of the Clinton administration.
What a cesspool of inbred political hacks and saboteurs.
Well Said Oliver North
HANOI, VIETNAM -- Here in this former enemy capital, the government of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam operates a museum full of mementoes from the only war America ever fought in which U.S. troops won every battle -- but still lost the war. Among displays of captured U.S. military equipment, parts of shot-down aircraft and expended munitions are exhibits devoted to the American anti-war movement. The carping coterie of retired generals now blasting the war effort in Iraq -- and demanding Donald Rumsfeld's head -- ought to spend a few hours here before firing another salvo. It might make the tarnished brass hats think twice about whether their words aid and abet America's adversaries in the Global War on Terror.
We went to war with a flawed plan that didn't account for the hard work to build the peace after we took down the regime. We also served under a secretary of defense who didn't understand leadership, who was abusive, who was arrogant, who didn't build a strong team," said retired Army Maj. Gen. John Batiste. His sentiments are echoed by two other retired Army two-stars, Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, and Maj. Gen. Charles Swannack.
"My sincere view is that the commitment of our forces to this fight was done with a casualness and swagger that are the special province of those who have never had to execute these missions -- or bury the results," said retired Marine Lt. Gen. Gregory Newbold, perhaps forgetting that the defense secretary served as a Navy fighter pilot. Retired Army Maj. Gen. John Riggs accused the White House and Pentagon of seeking military advice only "when it satisfies their agenda." Marine Gen. Anthony Zinni, former chief of U.S. Central Command said, "Poor military judgment has been used throughout this mission."
Set aside for a moment that these are all men who helped plan various aspects of the war they now say was poorly planned. With the exception of Zinni, who served as CENTCOM commander during the Clinton administration, they all accepted promotions to "serve" under Commander in Chief Bush and helped carry out a plan they now claim to be irreparably flawed. If the jawing generals felt then as they say they do now -- why didn't they just quit -- before their promotions and pay raises?
It's been done before. On April 21, 1980, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance tendered his resignation and privately confided to President Jimmy Carter, "I know how deeply you have pondered your decision on Iran. I wish I could support you in it. But for the reasons we have discussed I cannot." The secretary of state was referring to the mission -- three days later -- to rescue American hostages -- an operation he had steadfastly opposed. Unlike the "six-pack" of generals now castigating the war they helped plan and execute -- Vance had the integrity to make his views known during planning for the Iran operation -- and the courage to quit when the commander in chief decided to proceed over his objections.
That archaic combination of honor and fortitude is apparently absent from the current crop of retired generals shouting "Dump Don!" into any available microphone. They should be grateful that the Bush-phobic mainstream media is either ignorant of the ethical tradition exemplified by Vance -- or too lazy to research the inconsistencies in the generals' past and present positions on the war.
Zinni, making the round of talk shows to hawk his latest book, should be the most thankful of the bunch. The retired four-star now says, "There was no solid proof, that I ever saw, that Saddam had WMD." But in 2000, he testified before Congress, "Iraq remains the most significant near-term threat to U.S. interests in the Arabian Gulf region." He went on to say that "Iraq probably is continuing clandestine nuclear research, [and] retains stocks of chemical and biological munitions ... Even if Baghdad reversed its course and surrendered all WMD capabilities, it retains scientific, technical and industrial infrastructure to replace agents and munitions within weeks or months." Which Zinni are we to believe?
Perhaps it's unfair to expect equal measures of courage and character from senior officers in this age of political opportunism. After all, the modern "gold standard" for flag-officer fidelity was set back in 1992 by Adm. William J. Crowe. Appointed Commander in Chief, U.S. Pacific Command by Ronald Reagan in 1983, Crowe was subsequently named Chairman of the Joint Chiefs in 1985 -- a position he continued to hold under President George H.W. Bush -- a fellow naval officer and World War II hero. On retirement however, the admiral demonstrated his appreciation by endorsing and campaigning for William Jefferson Blythe Clinton. Clinton, showing far more gratitude than the admiral had for George H.W. Bush, appointed Crowe to be U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James in 1994.
Tough duty. With a role model like this, Don Rumsfeld has to wonder why more of his "all stars" haven't piled on. Meanwhile, the al Qaeda clipping service is assembling material for a war museum like the one here in Hanoi. Jane Fonda -- call the Pentagon.
Wild Thing's comment.........
All these people in the anti-war groups, all these Generals ( Democrats) attacking Donald Rumsfeld , Dean, Kerry, Kennedy, Pelosi, Dean, Reid, Clinton, Murtha Code Pink etc. everyone of them is aiding and abetting the enemy.
In the United States Senate, Ted Kennedy pontificates and calls the President of the United States a liar. Liberals proclaim to the world that our President is an evil and a deceitful man who led us into an immoral war under false pretenses. They insist that it's President Bush that's responsible for the deaths of young Americans in Iraq, overlooking the terrorists.
Perhaps the worst Secretary of State we have ever had, Madeleine Albright, goes on foreign soil and tells a receptive French populous that "US President George W. Bush's foreign policy is not good for America, not good for the world."
If you were Osama bin Laden or Saddam Hussein, which one would you cheer? If you belonged to al Qaeda or Hamas or Islamic Jihad, which party would you like to see in the White House. Al-Jazeera broadcast this: "I tell the American people we will continue fighting you and we will continue martyrdom operations inside and outside the United States until you stop your injustice, and you end your foolishness," he said. "Jihad must continue until an Islamic government is established." Bin Laden insinuates that if we just leave Iraq to him, all will be well. Give him Iraq and the war is over.
The terrorists want the weak back in office, so they can continue their war without obstruction. They will be able to carry out their attacks without fear. They will overrun Iraq after liberals turn tail and run, as they always do and the entire Middle East will belong to bin Laden. They will turn on Israel. At some point, even liberals will have to take a stand or surrender.
How N.O.W. Red Cow!
When: April 29th
Freaks N.O.W. organization's website ....HERE
N.O.W. encourages activists, supporters, friends, and family to prepare for a mass mobilization to call for an end to the war and to change the direction of our country. Join with progressives from women’s rights organizations, the peace movement, environmental groups, civil rights, labor, and religious communities on April 29, 2006 to march in New York City.
The march will kick off in Manhattan, just north of Union Square and proceed south along Broadway to Foley Square, where the Peace and Justice Festival will take place.
We cannot continue to allow the security and human rights conditions to further deteriorate in Iraq. We cannot stand by while U.S. corporations like Halliburton and Bechtel continue to receive contracts worth billions of dollars for reconstruction and other activities in Iraq. We cannot let our country continue toward a trillion dollar debt.
Our call, enough is enough.
Now is the time to give peace a chance. Now is the time to make a difference.
Organize to join the march. Organize to make a difference. Organize because our soldiers need to come home and because U.S. and Iraqi lives depend on it.
Wild Thing's comment......
Gosh do you think they will be speaking out against the insurgents who are bombing schools and mosques and trying to intimidate voters in Iraq? How Saddam and his sons treated women? I am not going to hold my breath.
N.O.W. is a bunch of men hating, hairy lipped, Fonda ass kissing, Bush hating, haters of real women too if you think about it, dried up broads, that probably haven't gotten laid in years if ever.
OK so you guessed it, I am NOT a fan of N.O.W. or any organization of women's lib. I am against womens lib.
I always remember how the phony N.O.W. group were asked time and again why they did not speak up about Bill Clinton and his treatment of women ( " put some ice on it") and they never did and never will. Why? Because N.O.W. truly does not care about women and protecting them. ONLY if it fits their agenda will they take a stand for battered, raped and abused women etc. If it had not been Clinton doing that crap and instead a Republican then you bet they would have had a reaction.
N.O.W is just another group that is aiding the enemy!
April 21, 2006
Gitmo Beach Vacation Resort
Is the sound of daisy cutters keeping you up all night?
Are you tired of sleeping in that cold dark cave wondering if and when you will ever eat again?
Did the boss skip town and leave you holding the bag?
Is the Northern Alliance causing you more grief than camel hairs in your milk?
We have just the thing for you!
Gitmo Resorts in collaboration with the US military is proud to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity. If you are or have been a member in good standing with either the Taliban or Al Qaeda then you could be the lucky recipient of a luxurious vacation in beautiful Guantanamo Bay Cuba .
To see if you qualify, simply visit one of the US Marine detachments located conveniently near your cave. If you are selected then you will be whisked away in one of our finest, state of the art, transport planes. Upon arrival at the Gitmo Resort you will be pampered beyond your wildest dreams.
Worried about what to wear? No problem! We will furnish you with a brand new wardrobe at our expense. We will even provide plenty of hot water for showers that were at one time only a dream for you and your buddies.
You can forget about sleeping on the hard ground of that cave with barely a blanket to cover you. All of our guests sleep on top quality mattresses while enjoying the comforts of a modern climate controlled environment.
You will be the envy of all your friends back in Afghanistan as you relax in a tropical paradise and eat three square meals a day.
Worried about security? No need to worry about that. Our armed guards will be with you 24/7.
You can forget about that pesky Northern Alliance and devote all of your attention to Allah. We will even provide signs that point the way to Mecca .
Just listen to what Amhad "The Goat" Rushoubi is saying about his stay at the resort.
"I joined Al Qaeda after a blind date in Kabul went terribly wrong. I thought the Al Qaeda would give me a sense of fulfillment. After many months of living in the cold with very little to eat, I decided to try the Gitmo Getaway package."
"It was more than a pleasant surprise to see real Fruit Loops for the first time. They taste so much better than month old goat cheese."
"The people here think of everything. Some of the security people are women who do not cover their faces! I got very excited when I saw them."
Need we say more?
If you think you might qualify for this incredible opportunity then walk, don't run, to the nearest American military unit near your cave. Be sure to specify the American plan as other offers might leave you eating grass in a wooden cage.
Sign up today before this offer expires. Some restrictions apply.
(Offer good for a limited time only to members of Al Qaeda or the Taliban. You must be actively engaged in military actions or conspiracies against the United States . Some recipients of this offer may be required to wear shackles at the discretion of the military hosts. Length of stay subject to immediate termination by military tribunal, legalaction, repatriation or firing squad.)
Dean Plans Democrat Attack on House
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean hopes to mount a coordinated attack on Republicans this year that will enable his party to capture the 15 seats needed to control the House.
"We're going to position ourselves as the vehicle for change," Dean said Wednesday.
The Republicans can't do that because "they've been there for five years, and they can't get out of the responsibilities they have,” he maintained.
But some political experts have warned that the Democrats still must overcome obstacles, including redistricting that protects House incumbents, the Houston Chronicle reports.
"The Democrats need more than a strong breeze to pick up 15 seats,” said Amy Walter of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report. "They need gale-force winds."
Wild Thing's comment......
Howard Dean couldnt plan a trip to his mailbox. Dean is a nut case and is a great gift to the Republicans.
I Will Match You Madeleine and Raise You 450 Pounds
Published: April 20, 2006 1:35 PM ET
NEW YORK In an interview in the The New York Times Magazine that will appear this coming Sunday, Madeleine Albright reveals, among other things, that even at 68, she works out three times a week "and I can leg-press up to 400 pounds." This follows a discussion of how she does not expect to re-marry, partly because, as she says, "I'm intimidating, don't you think?"
Another highlight of the Q & A is her commentary on the fact that her father, Josef Korbel, a Czech diplomat who became dean of the school of international relations at the University of Denver, happened to train two future secretaries of state. The other was Condoleezza Rice. "What I like about her," Albright says, "is that she continues to give credit to the fact that my father had a big influence on her."
When Korbel died in 1977, Rice sent a pot of flowers in the shape of a piano, and Albright's mother referred to her as "your father's favorite student."
Nowadays Albright is not a fan of certain aspects of Rice's work. She declares that the Iraq invasion "may end up being one of the worst disasters in American foreign policy."
Wild Thing's comment.........
Sorry Madeline, years ago when I was doing the bodybuilding thing leg presses were a favorite of mine. Leg day at the gym was my favorite day of the week. haha all true
The last year of bodybuilding for me I was up to 850 pound leg presses. It really isn't that huge a deal, women naturally have strong legs, not so much upper body but legs can handle a lot. It just takes being consistent week after week and eating steak the night before. It worked for me anyway.
She says ..."I'm intimidating, don't you think?"......good grief! Not unless you are a steriod freak and then you are just asking for trouble. I can see it now, Madeline Albright on steroids doing a Sunday morning political talk show and having roid rage. YIKES!
Hey Madeline........."Iraq invasioni may end up being one of the worst disasters in American foreign policy." I think NOT Madeline, now go sit in the corner.
Chinese Man Tries to Import 200 Shoulder-fired Missiles to U.S.
LOS ANGELES, April 19 (Reuters) - A Chinese national living in Southern California admitted on Wednesday trying to arrange the sale from China to the United States of 200 shoulder-fired missiles that can be used to bring down airplanes.
Chao Tung Wu, 51, pleaded guilty in Los Angeles federal court to conspiring to import the missiles for a buyer who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent.
When Wu was indicted in November along with another man, Yi Qing Chen, they became the first people charged under a 2004 U.S. law forbidding the import of aircraft-destroying missile systems into the United States, officials said.
Wu, who also admitted to trafficking methamphetamine, counterfeit bills, cigarettes and Ecstasy tablets into the United States, made a plea bargain with U.S. prosecutors in hopes of reducing a possible 25-year prison term.
The indictment identifies the missiles as the QW-2 shoulder-fired type used by the Chinese military since the late 1990s. According to court papers, the undercover FBI agent was told the missiles would be shipped from China to Cambodia and then to the United States with the help of bribed officials.
However, the third-party country was later switched to Paraguay. The missiles were never delivered.
Wu is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31. Chen is awaiting trial.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:27 AM
April 20, 2006
Genocide President Hu Jintao Meets With President Bush
Wild Thing's comment's with articles below................
As we all know China does not believe in free speech. But this is America so let's look at what happened with ole Hu Jintao visit so far today. A Falun Gong protester broke through security cordons to heckle Mr Hu during his opening speech, saying that his "days are numbered".
Hu Jintao is a lover of genocide and running labour camps. Communist China has yet to read the writing on the wall, and is barrelling ahead with atrocities that should be the stuff of history or fiction, not 21st century fact.
In Parade magazine..........Hu Jintao, China #3 worst dictators in the world.
WHAT????? Are there GOOD dictators?
Hu Jintao, China. Age 61. In power since 2002. LAST YEAR'S RANK: DISHONORABLE MENTION.
Hu spent 38 years moving up the Communist Party hierarchy, proving himself efficient and willing to do whatever was necessary to advance himself. Now, as president and general secretary of the party, Hu is the leader of an unusually repressive regime. Apologists point to China’s economic liberalization and say its human-rights situation “is better than it used to be.” However, the party still controls all media and uses 30,000 “Internet security agents” to monitor online use. More than 300,000 Chinese are serving “re-education” sentences in labor camps. China carries out in excess of 4000 executions a year, more than all other nations combined.
WASHINGTON Jan 14, 2002 Two Christians have been killed in the Chinese government's crackdown on pastor Gong Shengliang and his South China Church in central Hubei Province, according to a letter from members of the underground church revealing graphic details and new information about the persecution.
Gong was sentenced to death Dec. 5 on charges of operating an "evil cult" and on the seemingly trumped-up charges of rape and assault. The month-long period for deciding his appeal was extended Jan. 5 by a Hubei court following sharp international protest.
The letter, written by two underground Christian women, Li Ailian and Wang Yue, reports that in efforts to find and apprehend Gong and suppress the South China Church, police arrested and severely beat at least 25 Christians, killing two of them, while torturing others with electric prods.
"They hung me up across an iron gate, then they yanked open the gate and my whole body lifted until my chest nearly split in two. I hung like that for four hours."
Mr. Peter Xu Yongze, 61, is not the only Chinese Christian to suffer for his faith. Both Catholics and Protestants have long complained of persecution by the Communist authorities, and human rights groups claim the problem is getting worse.
According to the Jubilee Campaign, an interdenominational lobby group, about 300 Christians are in detention in China at any one time, and that number is set to rise."A Christian was praying, so a jailer made other prisoners lift him up to the ceiling and drop him to the ground many times until he died ."---Peter Xu Yongze
Here is the Video of Hu Jintao's arrival today and the Chinese heckler disrupting HU Jintao's speech.
There are many things that bother me tremendously about China.Including this fact, I can not beleive that in 2008 the Olympics will be in China. Hu Jintao had 400,000 residents of Beijing FORCIBLY evicted from there homes just to have the Olympic games.
News Radio Links At Theodore's World
Just a little announcement that there is a new addition to the Sidebar.
I have added News Radio to the links.
There were some I could not put as they requested a fee and I wanted to offer you free links at not cost to watch or listen to news around the world. This way you can go to them as often as you like 24/7.
Just scroll down the Sidebar till you see the old time radio graphic like you see in this post. Below the radio will be the various links.
Posted by Wild Thing at 01:55 AM
Hanging Out With The Boys
One of the Blogs that I go to is called Homemade Sin. It is James Hooker's and he is a very talented man. He is a song writer and he has written this song. Music has always been a part of my life so it has meant a lot to me when I first got my own blog back in Sept. 2004 and then soon afterward discovered James Hooker's blog . It is a place one can go to listen as he expresses himself in his Blog with music.
This one is and mp4 song and slideshow. It is very well done, and you might need some kleenex as you watch it.
The name is Hanging Out With The Boys. .... < click to watch it.
Wild Thing's comment.... Thank you James!
April 19, 2006
Muhammed Appearing Nightly ~ Where?
Why right over at Aaron's.cc blog. I wonder if the Dixie Chicks are their opening act. heh heh
I LOVE it! Good one Aaron!
Palestinian's Threaten To Attack Jews Abroad
Palestinian militants threaten to attack Jews abroad
17 Apr 2006 12:48:56 GMT
Palestinian militants linked to President Mahmoud Abbas's increasingly fractured Fatah movement threatened on Monday to attack Jews overseas to force Israel to release Palestinian prisoners from its jails.
Two other main Palestinian militant groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, also said they supported violence to free more than 8,000 prisoners held by the Jewish state, but neither explicitly backed attacks on Jews outside Israel.
The call by militants of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades could heighten tension between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, which has been crippled financially by the loss of Western aid, and of tax and customs revenues frozen by Israel, after Hamas's crushing electoral win over Fatah in January.
"This is an open call to all our fighters in the homeland to focus on kidnapping Israeli soldiers and civilians inside our occupied land. And if the enemy does not release our prisoners, then Zionists outside Palestine will be an easy target for our fighters," the group said in a statement.
The threat was made shortly before a Palestinian suicide bomber killed himself and six other people at a sandwich stand in Tel Aviv, an attack claimed by both Islamic Jihad and al-Aqsa.
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, whose party now controls the Palestinian government, said militants had given Israel "a complete chance" to free the prisoners during a de facto truce reached last year.
"Therefore we believe our people have the right to use every possible means, including the use of force, to free prisoners and end their suffering," he said.
Israel freed nearly 400 prisoners in June as part of pledges to secure the ceasefire, but Palestinians said this was not enough. Israel has said it will not release prisoners who have "blood on their hands".
Iran Suspends Renault Car Project
TEHRAN, April 18 (Reuters) - Iran has suspended a joint venture project to produce the L90 or Logan car with French automaker Renault in the Islamic republic, a government official said on Tuesday.
Analysts said the move would be a further blow to foreign investment in Iran, seen as crucial for creating jobs for the country's young population. It also comes at a time of increasing international tension over Iran's nuclear programme.
A dispute over exports of the no frills car appears to be at the heart of the dispute.
"Iran's industry and mines minister has ordered the suspension of the L90 project until Renault company considers this ministry's views regarding the project," said Mohammad Karimi, a spokesman for the ministry.
An official for the L90 project in Iran said that Renault had accepted that 60 percent of the car should be built inside Iran, the car's platform could be used to build other models and that the L90 would not enjoy a monopoly in its class of car in Iran.
But he said: "the main problem remains where Iran wants to have a share of this company's (Logan) exports".
Renault has said it had set up a joint venture with an Iranian partner to produce the L90 in Iran from 2006. The L90 is better known as the "Logan", a car that Renault already produces in Romania.
"It is a very bad sign to the world community. It shows they can't trust us again," Leylaz said, adding that it will also have a major impact on the local car parts industry.
He said that the joint venture company had signed contracts worth about $800 million with local firms to supply parts. These contracts were now being threatened, he added.
Leylaz pointed to a previous dispute in which Iran threw out a Turkish operator of a project to run a new Iranian airport, saying it had already damaged Iran's international commercial reputation.
"In this case, we are losing our internal reputation because hundreds of suppliers are involved in this project," he said.
No Tears In Heaven
The four Soldiers sat around an olive drab painted footlocker playing cards. Actually, the group was comprised of three Soldiers and one Marine, all wearing desert camouflage uniforms, their blouses removed exposing brown t-shirts, not because they were hot, rather it was just more comfortable to have them off.
“Let’s go for six Top,” the Marine Captain said to his partner.
“Six it is then Sir,” First Sergeant McNeely agreed. Julian McNeely was from Newark, New Jersey and had served in this man’s army for just over 17 years. He took a lot of shit for his first name while coming up through the ranks, especially while at basic training, but only his brother got away with ribbing him about it in recent years.
Julian McNeely’s partner in this game of spades was Captain Mike Williams from Sarasota, Florida. Private First Class Williams attended the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School at Quantico, Virginia and graduated as Second Lieutenant Williams on September 9, 2001. He enjoyed playing cards with Top McNeely and the men, it kept his mind off of missing his wife and daughter.
Sergeant Booker B. Washington grew up in Montgomery, Alabama before enlisting in the Army the day after he graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in May of 2002, where his picture still hangs as the All-American quarterback who took the Generals to the state championship two years in a row. Booker B. Washington turned down several scholarship offers from colleges and universities like Notre Dame, Syracuse, Clemson, and the most tempting, the University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide. In his 18 year old heart, young Booker knew he was to be a Soldier first, before anything else.
“I can go three myself sergeant,” Private First Class Brian Velleux of Newport, Maine told his partner, Sergeant Washington.
“OK, we’ll go five and set them ‘V’,” the sergeant said confidently.
Brian Velleux disappointed his parents by joining the Army a little over a year ago. He was supposed to play professional hockey and make a ton of money and buy his parents a house in Florida and have fake teeth and bad knees and a BMW. He never really liked playing hockey; the early morning practices, the long ass drives to play 90-minutes of “chase the puck,” and the never living up to his father’s expectations on the ice. Brian Velleux loved being a Soldier had aspirations to one day be a noncommissioned officer like Sergeant Washington.
“Damn.” Captain Williams said, throwing his cards down onto the makeshift table after being set by the younger team. His partner grinned slightly, knowing the young officer had bid bigger than he had in his hand.
“We ought to start making our way to the station,” the first sergeant announced looking at his watch.
Captain Williams reflexively asked, “We got someone coming in Top?”
“Yeah, we got another Soldier comin’ home,” McNeely answered as he placed the deck of cards dead center of the footlocker and put on his blouse.
“Let’s go greet him ‘V’,” Sergeant Washington announced standing up, likewise putting on his blouse.
As the train pulled into the station, Corporal Carmen Sanchez marveled at the number of people awaiting their arrival, waving banners and holding signs all welcoming them. When she stepped off the train, Corporal Sanchez was greeted by Captain Williams and First Sergeant McNeely first, with a firm handshake and a pat on the back.
“Welcome home Sanchez,” McNeely said with all sincerity as he gripped her hand with his right, his left hand on her shoulder, and his eyes looking into her soul.
Carmen Sanchez joined the Army three years ago to the day in El Paso, Texas though she was originally from Honduras. Her parents immigrated to America when she was 13 years old, determined to give their daughter a future filled with freedom, liberty, and opportunities.
The melodic sounds of a band playing patriotic music caught her ear as she passed by countless numbers of people welcoming and thanking her, when Corporal Sanchez realized that she was the only Soldier on the train. Though there were other civilians disembarking, the “welcoming party” was solely for her. Tears welled in her dark brown eyes.
The original group of four received Corporal Sanchez as if they had known her forever. The card games continued, rotating Carmen into the mix while the “odd man” out took care of keeping score and maintaining refreshments. She quickly noticed that it didn’t seem to matter who partnered with Captain Williams, his team never won a game.
On her third day at home, Devlin Thomas, a tall blonde haired reporter in his mid to late twenties from New York, New York, who had taken the train with Corporal Sanchez, stopped by to see her.
“Hey Devlin,” Carmen Sanchez said looking up from her cards held in a fan with her left hand in front of her.
“Hi Carmen, how are you managing?” the reporter somberly asked.
“Fabulously! And you?” she responded slapping down the Queen of Spades, trumping that hand.
Devlin Thomas, junior reporter for the New York Times, just kind of shrugged in response, staring off into the distance, longing to be someplace else.
“Would you like a soft drink or some bottled water sir?” Private First Class Velleux asked, interrupting Mr. Thomas’ trance.
“Ah, no thank you,” Thomas answered. “Where are you from Private Velleux?” he asked the young Soldier.
“I’m from Maine sir,” replied Brian Velleux.
Devlin Thomas then slipped into his reporter persona asking harder hitting questions of the young private, “Why are you here? Is it worth it? Aren’t you angry?” Private First Class Velleux refused to answer.
A little later, Sergeant Washington was the “odd man” out and found himself talking with Devlin Thomas who took a bit of a different approach.
“You married sergeant?” he asked with a sincere tone to his voice.
“Yep, to my high school sweetheart; she’s a runway model. Well, she is when she walks up and down our hallway. She gave me three beautiful babies, two girls and a boy and truth is I miss that woman, and them kids,” he added quickly.
“Well, aren’t you angry with the Army, the government, for taking you away from them?” Thomas asked.
“Angry?” Sergeant Washington asked, confused by the question. “Why in the hell would I be angry? I’m here so that they can live safely there. I want my kids to grow up tasting, smelling, and breathing freedom, not misery, not oppression, not shackled. I’m happy that I’ve helped to make that happen for them in my own small way.”
Devlin Thomas seemed to take offense to the answer, angrily arguing, “But you’ll never see them again! They’ll never see you again! You’re dead!! We’re all dead and why in the hell are you all so damned happy about that?!?!”
A hush fell over the card game as all four players focused their attention on the angry reporter when First Sergeant McNeely slowly stood up.
“Mr. Thomas, you are correct, we’re dead, but there are no tears in Heaven. We’ve each given all that we had to give for our country, what is it you would like to know sir?” the salty old NCO asked.
“Well, I mean, isn’t anyone else besides me pissed off that their lives have come to an end?” he asked incredulously.
Captain Williams spoke up, “Top, sit down please, you too Mr. Thomas and you too Sergeant Washington. We’ve got plenty of time to play cards,” a slight smile crossed the first sergeant’s face. “Let’s talk awhile,” the officer offered.
“Devlin,” Carmen Sanchez began, “I’m not angry at all and I left behind a little boy. Ernesto is three and a half years old; he lives with my momma now. I used to miss him terribly, especially at night, lying on my cot in the tent at FOB Mercury just outside Mosul, but since I’ve been here my sadness is gone. I’m so happy that he’s safe and free that my heart no longer aches for him, instead it swells with pride.”
Devlin Thomas, unmarried and with no children, could not fathom Corporal Sanchez’s reasoning and said as much. “Well, what about you Captain?” he continued, “Don’t you miss your wife and little girl? Aren’t you mad that you had to die in a fiery helicopter crash depriving Chrissy of her daddy?”
“I do miss my wife Mr. Thomas, I miss her every time I’m away from her, that’s called love. Likewise, I miss my daughter Chrissy, she’ll be six next week by the way, but I must say, emphatically, that she has not been deprived of her daddy. I am her daddy and when she thinks of me, speaks of me, dreams of me, I’m overwhelmed with joy that she’ll know I’m in Heaven continuing to watch over her and her mother. This isn’t about my death Mr. Thomas, it’s about my life, and just as with my comrades here, my life ended for a purpose, for a greater good.”
“How do you know that she knows you’re still her daddy, her protector? How do you know that she knows your in Heaven?” the reporter pressed. “And by the way, you call this Heaven?”
A few smiles appeared on the faces of those who had been there for awhile before Captain Williams responded, “I know, Mr. Thomas, because each night I hear my Chrissy’s prayers, one of the perks for being here, and no, I don’t call this Heaven, this is the port of embarkation, Heaven is over there, through those gates,” he said pointing to his left.
“Then why are you here, and not there?” the reporter snipped pointing at the very gates Captain Williams had.
“We volunteered to be here sir,” First Sergeant McNeely flatly explained. “You see, no Soldier, Marine, Sailor, Airmen, or Coast Guardsmen ought to arrive to Heaven without a proper greeting. It’s the least we can do considering their sacrifices. And I’d like to add, that through those gates are at least a thousand others who have volunteered to take our place here.”
After a few moments of silence, Devlin Thomas tried again asking, “What about you Private Velleux? Surely you see the travesty in dying at such a young age, your life wasted?”
Brian Velleux felt his face flush with anger but held it in check after a reassuring look from Sergeant Williams. Taking a deep breath before answering, the young Soldier said, “With all due respect sir, my life was not wasted. My life was spent defending your right to publish articles in your newspaper criticizing my life. My life made a difference in providing the very freedoms you take for granted to a group of people who still don’t understand what freedom means. My life ended while saving a school full of young Afghan girls from an IED that was meant to kill them all. My life was not wasted sir.”
Several moments passed before a word was spoken. “I’m sorry Private, excuse me, Brian, I didn’t mean to offend you and I was out of line, the truth is, I respect what your life represents,” Devlin Thomas sheepishly replied. Turning to the entire group he asked, “If I might, I’d like to ask just one last question but before I do, I’d like to say how honored I am to be here among this group and I apologize if I came off antagonistic.”
“If you were offered your lives back, a second chance if you were, to leave Heaven and go back, would you take it?”
All five answered yes and the New York Times reporter felt that he had found the thread that would validate his original position when First Sergeant McNeely said, “And I’d go back to Iraq to finish the job I started.”
“I would too,” Corporal Sanchez offered.
“Same here,” Sergeant Washington added, “my Soldiers need me.”
“As would I,” added Captain Williams.
“And I’d go back to Afghanistan, in a heartbeat,” pronounced Private First Class Velleux.
Seeing that Devlin Thomas was stunned by their replies, First Sergeant McNeely offered, “Mr. Thomas, we don’t belong in Heaven, we belong on the battlefield, on the front lines defending America and our way of life, but we’re here, our missions complete, we only pray that there will be others to follow our paths so that those who follow your path can continue to publish newspapers, and our kids can continue to ride buses free from fear. It sucks to be dead Mr. Thomas, but it is truly blissful to know that America remains free. Rest assured sir, there are no tears in Heaven, no tears.”
Speechless, Devlin Thomas stood in awe of these people for what seemed like a very long time when First Sergeant McNeely broke the silence.
“We ought to start making our way to the station,” the first sergeant announced looking at his watch. “Care to join us Mr. Thomas?”
April 18, 2006
Yippee! Aaron is Back! Welcome Back!
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Aaron.cc is back and it is a good day! He has some really interesting posts too about what has been happening and posts from the enemy as well. Click HERE to go to Aaron's Blog.
If you also scroll up his page you can see the posts I am talking about. Such a wonderful example of the "Religion" of "Peace".
Iran General Says It Has Identified U.S., Israel “weak points"
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 17 – Iran’s military has “fully identified the weak points of the United States and Israel” and has already determined how to deal with the U.S. if it attacked the oil-rich nation, a top military commander said on Monday.
“If there is a war, the enemy will not be able to escape from our forces”, Brigadier General Seyyed Abdol-Rahim Moussavi, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff of the armed forces, told the state-run news agency Fars.
The general said the army would put on display “new military hardware” at a parade by the armed forces on Tuesday.
“Some of the new military hardware which can be made public will be put on display during tomorrow’s parade”, he said, without further elaboration.
If Iran was attacked, Moussavi said,:
“The enemies will face types of weapons which they would have never been able to imagine”.
Wild Thing's comment......
Blah,blah,blah you freak Brigadier General Seyyed Abdol-Rahim Moussavi! HERE is the USA's reply! ( turn up your sound)
Journalists call U.S. military 'other side'
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that journalists covering the Iraq war no longer want to be embedded with U.S. military units because they viewed American troops as "the other side."
In an interview Monday with EIB Radio host Rush Limbaugh, Rumsfeld noted that "far fewer journalists . . . have stepped up to become embedded" compared to the early days of the war.
The defense chief recalled:
"I asked one reporter about that, and there was kind of the impression left that, 'Well, if you got embedded then you were really part of the problem instead of part of the solution and you were almost going over to the other side.'"
Rumsfeld then added:
"I think that's an inexcusable thought, and I don't know if that's the case with all reporters."
The Pentagon leader said that before the press grew disenchanted with it, he considered the military's embed program to have been a significant success.
"A lot of people who are reporters and journalists were able to work with our troops and see precisely how terrific they are, the wonderful job they do, the kinds of people they are, how professional they are," he told Limbaugh. "And the rest of their lives they're going to have an impression of the American military that will be good for journalism, in my view."
Rumsfeld said he wasn't overly troubled by recent criticism by six retired generals who have called on him to resign, telling Limbaugh:
"If you started chasing, running around chasing public opinion polls or a handful of people who are critics of this or critics on that, you wouldn't get anywhere in this world."
Instead he said he was pleased that former Joint Chiefs Chairman, Gen. Richard Myers, former CENTCOM Commander Tommy Franks, his second in command, Gen. Mike DeLong and Admiral Vern Clark have issued supportive statements in recent days.
Rushlimbaugh.com | Transcript | Rumsfeld | Excerpt:
I think we just have to accept it, that people have a right to say what they want to say, and to have an acceptance of that and recognize that the terrorists, Zarqawi and bin Laden and Zawahiri, those people have media committees. They are actively out there trying to manipulate the press in the United States. They are very good at it. They're much better at (laughing) managing those kinds of things than we are, and we have to recognize that we're not going to lose any battles out in the global war on terror out in Iraq or Afghanistan. The center of gravity of that war is right here, and in the capital of the United States of America and other Western capitals, in London, they're trying. It's a test of wills, and what's at stake for our country is our way of life.[End Excerpt]
Wild Thing's comment......
Western journalists are now primarily interested in being embedded with terrorists. The terrorists are the noble truth tellers in this saga. The American military is cruel deception and torture. Time's Michael Ware comes to mind.
We need to adapt to a post-treason world and start telling the world bluntly as it is. Too many journalists want our soldiers to die and for terrorists to 'embarrass Bush'
April 17, 2006
Boy, Is He Going To Be Surprised
Marking anniversary of prophet Muhammad’s birth, 30,000 Muslims gather in Kfar Kana soccer stadium in event organized by Islamic Movement; leader Shiekh Salah calls for return of Jerusalem to Arab, Palestinian, Muslim hands
Marking anniversary of prophet Muhammad’s birth, 30,000 Muslims gather in Kfar Kana soccer stadium in event organized by Islamic Movement; leader Shiekh Salah calls for return of Jerusalem to Arab, Palestinian, Muslim hands
More than 30,000 Arab-Israeli Muslims participated in a massive protest Saturday night at the Kfar Kana soccer stadium marking the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad’s birth.
The event was organized by the Islamic Movement, headed by Sheikh Sheikh Raed Salah. A huge stage in the shape of a heart was set up at the center of the site, and the words “Prophet Muhammad” were written across the center of it, Israel’s leading newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday.
The event was broadcast live on television throughout the Middle East and elsewhere by Al-Jazeera, and Sheikh Salah addressed the Arab world, calling on them to "save Jerusalem from the hands of the Jews," who, he said, were collecting millions of dollars to reinforce their grip on the city.
“Jerusalem will soon be the capital of the world Islamic nation, and it will be governed by a caliph,” Salah said. “The Six Days War hasn’t ended since 1967, and it continues in Jerusalem,” he added.
'They want to starve our people'
According to the Muslim leader, the millions of dollars invested by Israel in Jerusalem will be for naught.
“They want to build a temple instead of the al-Aqsa mosque, and that will never happen,” he said, and appealed to the Arab world to establish a fund to “save Jerusalem” from the Jews and restore it as an exclusively Arab, Palestinian and Muslim city.
Regarding the Palestinian situation, Salah expounded at length about the Israeli siege of the Palestinian territories, especially since Hamas’ victory in the parliamentary elections.
“They want to starve our people. Will you let them?” Salah demanded of his audience.
Palestinian's Natural Born Murderers! Killers All of Them!
A Palestinian suicide bomber has struck a falafel restaurant in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv
The attack took place on busy street near a bus station in the Neve Shaanan area, during the Jewish festival of Passover.
A number of people were killed, and dozens were injured in the first such attack since Hamas took power.
The Palestinian militant group, Islamic Jihad, said one of its members carried out the bombing.
The Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, immediately condemned the violence and described it as a terrorist act.
However, the governing militant group Hamas said it was a legitimate response to Israeli "aggression".
Eight Dead and 50 Wounded in Tel Aviv Suicide Bombing An Arab suicide bomber, detonated a large explosive at a Tel Aviv fast food stand in the Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood Monday afternoon, killing at least eight civilians.
An Arab suicide bomber, detonated a large explosive at a Tel Aviv fast food stand in the Neveh Sha’anan neighborhood Monday afternoon, killing at least eight civilians.
At least 50 persons were wounded, with 15 sustaining moderate to severe injuries. The wounded have been evacuated to local hospitals, among them, Ichilov, Beilinson, Wolfson, and Tel Hashomer.
Of those seriously injured, at least five are reported to be in critical condition.
An eye-witness at the scene, Rafi Hayun, told Israel Radio that the terrorist was a female. He estimated that five persons, aside from the terrorist, were killed in the attack. That figure has since been confirmed by official sources. The identity of the terrorist has not been confirmed.
Police are investigating how the terrorist reached the Tel Aviv destination and whether any assistance was received by other terrorists still in the vicinity.
The Islamic Jihad terror group and the Al Aksa Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah party, have claimed responsibility for the attack. Fatah is the party of PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Mahmoud Abbas, and his predecessor, PLO terrorist chieftain Yassir Arafat.
In 1993, Israel signed the Oslo Accords and ceded control of heavily populated Arab areas to the Palestinian Authority. When the accords were signed, the PLO and its largest component, Fatah, pledged in writing to refrain from carrying out terrorist attacks or from using violence of any kind against Israel.
The Al Aksa Brigades and the Islamic Jihad have been cooperating extensively to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel, especially since Hamas won a pivotal parliamentary election in the Palestinian Authority last January.
The fast food felafel stand, "Rosh Ha-Ir," in the vicinity of Tel Aviv's former central bus station, was the site of a terrorist attack three months ago. Thrity-two people were injured in that attack which was also carried out by the Islamic Jihad.
Following Monday's latest attack, Police Commissioner Moshe Karadi, put the nation on maximum alert, out of concern that the inauguration of the 17th Knesset, scheduled for 4:00 this afternoon will serve as a pretext for more attacks.
As of Monday afternoon, Israel's security apparatus was faced with the threat of 19 specific terrorist attacks, warning of an impending attack at a specific time and place. Eighty more general threats of attack have been reported to Israel's intelligence agencies.
Karadi noted that the police had no specific warning of the impending terrorist attack in Tel Aviv.
According to latest reports, a blue Mitsubishi, suspected of being the vehicle that transported the suicide bomber to his target in Tel Aviv, has been stopped by the IDF at the Ofir roadblock on Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway 443, near Ramallah in the Binyamin area. A number of persons in the car have been arrested and are being questioned by security agencies.
Wild Thing's comment...........
The only comment I have is I hope and pray they go after anyone,anytime, anywhere that brings death to any Israeli. No excuses, no lengthy discussion of why it is necessary or not, nor why they should hold off. NO, I have had ENOUGH of this BS and discussions. It is time to fight back and fight back with a vengence!
Street Posters In Tehran
A motorcycle passes by a building carrying an anti-United States poster in Tehran, capital of Iran, April 13, 2006. Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Mohamed ElBaladei arrived in Tehran on April 13, amid an escalating crisis over the Iranian nuclear issue.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Nothing like some propaganda on a Sunday drive around Tehran.
Hamas Fund Raiser
Iran on Sunday said it would give the Palestinian Authority $50 million in aid, moving in as the United States and Europe have withheld funding to the Hamas-led government.
Israel, the United States and the European Union require Hamas, which they consider a terrorist organization, to renounce violence and recognize the Jewish state to obtain funding.
But Hamas' political leader Khaled Mashaal reiterated the group's refusal to meet those demands, saying Saturday in Tehran that his government would "never recognize Israel."
Wild Thing's comment......
Let's see who else is helping out Hamas:
Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $80m in aid to the Hamas-led Palestinian government, finance minister Omar Abdelrazek said yesterday.
“We have received pledges from the Arab world that will help us operate for several months,” the minister said on the website of Hamas. “In all, $20m from Saudi Arabia, $40m from Kuwait and $20m from the UAE are to be transferred,” he said. “We will not collapse despite the war being waged against us by the racist Zionists, by the United States and the European Union,” he said.
Russia has also pledged aid to Hamas. Russia, breaking with a US-led boycott campaign, promised on Saturday, April 15, to offer aid to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority, which appealed to Arab countries to honor their aid pledges.
Washington has also barred American citizens and organizations from business dealings with the PA.
Former US president Jimmy Carter cautioned on February 20, the United States and Israel against punishing the Palestinian people for electing the resistance group.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:01 AM
April 16, 2006
Happy Easter To Everyone
IRAN has formed battalions of suicide bombers to strike at British and American targets if the nation’s nuclear sites are attacked. According to Iranian officials, 40,000 trained suicide bombers are ready for action.
The main force, named the Special Unit of Martyr Seekers in the Revolutionary Guards, was first seen last month when members marched in a military parade, dressed in olive-green uniforms with explosive packs around their waists and detonators held high.
Dr Hassan Abbasi, head of the Centre for Doctrinal Strategic Studies in the Revolutionary Guards, said in a speech that 29 western targets had been identified:“We are ready to attack American and British sensitive points if they attack Iran’s nuclear facilities.” He added that some of them were “quite close” to the Iranian border in Iraq.
In a tape recording heard by The Sunday Times, Abbasi warned the would-be martyrs to “pay close attention to wily England” and vowed that “Britain’s demise is on our agenda”.
At a recruiting station in Tehran recently, volunteers for the force had to show their birth certificates, give proof of their address and tick a box stating whether they would prefer to attack American targets in Iraq or Israeli targets.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad warned last Friday that Israel was heading towards “annihilation”. He was speaking at a Tehran conference on Palestinian rights aimed at promoting Iran as a new Middle Eastern superpower.
According to western intelligence documents leaked to The Sunday Times, the Revolutionary Guards are in charge of a secret nuclear weapons programme designed to evade the scrutiny of the International Atomic Energy Agency.
One of the leaked reports, dating from February this year, confirms that President George W Bush is preparing to strike Iran. “If the problem is not resolved in some way, he intends to act before leaving office because it would be ‘unfair’ to leave the task of destroying Iran’s nuclear facilities to a new president,” the document says.
Alireza Jafarzadeh, a former spokesman for National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an opposition group, said a secret, parallel military programme was under way. According to sources inside Iran, the Revolutionary Guards were constructing underground sites that could be activated if Iran’s known nuclear facilities were destroyed.
The NCRI is the political wing of the Mujaheddin-e-Khalq, which is deemed a terrorist organisation in Britain and America. However, much of its information is considered to be “absolutely credible” by western intelligence sources after Jafarzadeh revealed the existence of the Natanz plant in 2002.
Within the past year, 14 large and several smaller projects have been created, according to Jafarzadeh. Several are designed to be nuclear factories; others are for the storage of weapons, he claimed.
Wild Thing's comment.....
The government in Iran needs its ass kicked hard. 40,000 trained suicide bombers? Good grief! Their rhetoric is on overkill!
Hey all you Revolutionary Guard Guys, most of us Amuricans hang out at a place in New York called the United Nations. But, please don't bomb that, we use that as a place to make our films about your culture being bad and we use that as a place to plan wars against your country. We'd be really unhappy if you bombed our United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Let me know if you need the address.
April 15, 2006
Iran prez arrests 4 over text message
Fires head of phone company, sues over claim he doesn't wash
Hey how about maybe get this stenciled onto a missile headed his way.- Wild Thing
When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad got an anonymous text message suggesting he didn't wash enough, he did not take it lying down.
He fired the president of the phone company, had four people arrested, took other legal action and accused those involve of conspiring with the Israeli foreign intelligence service Mossad, according to the Iranian opposition website Rooz Online. .....( you can click at the top of their page on the left to read it in English)
The website says Ahmadinejad, known throughout the world as a hard-liner who has threatened Israel with destruction and questioned the Holocaust, is the target of many barbs among the populace in his country.
But the mullah regime doesn't show much of a sense of humor. Of particular concern are jokes comparing Iran's nuclear ambitions with sex. Several people have reportedly received court summonses for sending nuclear-related jokes, according to the website.
Tehran has taken a tough stance against opposition on the Internet. Many of the nation's estimated 70,000 to 100,000 bloggers have faced harassment or imprisonment. The regime has acknowledged monitoring text message traffic.
Wild Thing's comment.........
Thank you to the Mossad! Hey Stinky Ahmadinejad
Lesson here for you
This is a bathtub
use water and soap
little yellow rubber duck is optional
Iran Issues Stark Military Warning to United States
Iran said it could defeat any American military action over its controversial nuclear drive, in one of the Islamic regime's boldest challenges yet to the United States.
"You can start a war but it won't be you who finishes it," said General Yahya Rahim Safavi, the head of the Revolutionary Guards and among the regime's most powerful figures.
"The Americans know better than anyone that their troops in the region and in Iraq are vulnerable. I would advise them not to commit such a strategic error," he told reporters on the sidelines of a pro-Palestinian conference in Tehran.
The United States accuses Iran of using an atomic energy drive as a mask for weapons development. Last weekend US news reports said President George W. Bush's administration was refining plans for preventive strikes on Iran's nuclear facilities.
"I would advise them to first get out of their quagmire in Iraq before getting into an even bigger one," General Safavi said with a grin.
"We have American forces in the region under total surveillance. For the past two years, we have been ready for any scenario, whether sanctions or an attack."
Iran announced this week it had successfully enriched uranium to make nuclear fuel, despite a UN Security Council demand for the sensitive work to be halted by April 28.
The Islamic regime says it only wants to generate atomic energy, but enrichment can be extended to make the fissile core of a nuclear warhead -- something the United States is convinced that "axis of evil" member Iran wants to acquire.
At a Friday prayer sermon in Tehran, senior cleric Ayatollah Ahmad Janati simply branded the US as a "decaying power" lacking the "stamina" to block Iran's ambitions.
And hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told AFP that a US push for tough United Nations sanctions was of "no importance."
"She is free to say whatever she wants," the president replied when asked to respond to comments by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice highlighting part of the UN charter that provides for sanctions backed up by the threat of military action.
"We give no importance to her comments," he said with a broad smile.
On Thursday, Rice said that faced with Iran's intransigence, the United States "will look at the full range of options available to the United Nations."
"There is no doubt that Iran continues to defy the will of the international community," Rice said, after Iran also dismissed a personal appeal from the UN atomic watchdog chief Mohamed ElBaradei.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief must give a report at the end of April on Iranian compliance with the Security Council demand. In Tehran he said that after three years of investigations Iran's activities were "still hazy and not very clear."
Although the United States has been prodding the council to take a tough stand against the Islamic republic, including possible sanctions, it has run into opposition from veto-wielding members Russia and China.
Representatives of the five permanent members of the Security Council plus Germany are to meet in Moscow Tuesday to discuss the crisis.
In seeking to deter international action, Iran has been playing up its oil wealth, its military might in strategic Gulf waters and its influence across the region -- such as in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian territories.
At the Tehran conference, Iran continued to thumb its nose at the United States and Israel.
"The Zionist regime is an injustice and by its very nature a permanent threat," Ahmadinejad told the gathering of regime officials, visiting Palestinian militant leaders and foreign sympathizers.
"Whether you like it or not, the Zionist regime is on the road to being eliminated," said Ahmadinejad, whose regime does not recognise Israel and who drew international condemnation last year when he said Israel should be "wiped off the map."
Unfazed by his critics, the hardliner went on to repeat his controversial stance on the Holocaust.
"If there is serious doubt over the Holocaust, there is no doubt over the catastrophe and Holocaust being faced by the Palestinians," said the president, who had previously dismissed as a "myth" the killing of an estimated six million Jews by the Nazis and their allies during World War II.
"I tell the governments who support Zionism to ... let the migrants (Jews) return to their countries of origin. If you think you owe them something, give them some of your land," he said.
Iran's turbaned supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, also accused the United States of seeking to place the entire region under Israeli control.
"The plots by the American government against Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon aimed at governing the Middle East with the control of the Zionist regime will not succeed," Khamenei said.
There was no immediate reaction from Washington, but French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy severely condemned Ahmadinejad for his latest remarks on Israel.
"As I have had occasion to do before, when the Iranian president made similar statements, I condemn these inacceptable remarks in the strongest possible terms," Douste-Blazy said in a statement.
"Israel's right to exist and the reality of the Holocaust should not be disputed," he added.
'Bandit Song’ is Creed and Chart-topper for Army Tankers
Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Schindler stands beside the “Bandit Skull,” the unit crest for 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armor Division. The grinning skull is the subject of “The Bandit Song,” the unit’s official rock anthem.
Stars and Stripes
by Monte Morin
SINJAR, Iraq — Maybe there’s something in the clank of steel caterpillar treads or the roar of turbine engines that turn a tanker’s mind to musical composition.
That might explain why the U.S. Army’s most decorated tank battalion once owned rock ’n’ roll star Elvis Presley and now may well be the only unit of its kind to write and record its own alternative-rock anthem.
“The Bandit Song,” as it’s known, is the official unit song of the 1st Battalion, 37th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. It’s a raucous ode to the “Bandit” battalion’s distinctive death’s head crest and its World War II legacy.
The lyrics describe the Bandits’ banner as “just a fearsome skull and brazen ivory smile,” and they promise that “If tyrants test our freedom, then the tanks that roll to meet ’em, will wear the broad black smile of the Bandit skull.”
While the lines are the stuff of centuries-old battle hymns, it’s the song’s edgy, contemporary treatment that gets them bobbing their heads in rhythm.
“You hate to like it,” said Sgt. Jonathan Thompson, 21, of Beaverton, Ore. “It’s addictive.”
More than just a musical novelty, the song is one of a growing body of works written and recorded by Bandit soldiers attempting to capture the pain and earthy humor of life in Iraq — their own combat rock.
Unit commanders have encouraged the musical forays, saying they help soldiers cope with stress and boost their spirits. There are even plans to build a recording studio at this Spartan base, which stands at the foot of the Sinjar Mountains in Iraq’s lush northwest.
The song was originally penned by Lt. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, who sang it at a welcome home tribute to his tank crews following their first deployment to Iraq. While Dempsey performed it as an Irish drinking song, Bandit soldiers recast it.
The tune may not win a Grammy anytime soon, but it certainly tops the charts at the Bandits’ tactical operations center at Camp Nimur. The song blasts over radios before each day’s battle update and kicks off all battalion functions.
“I love it,” said Lt. Col. V.J. Tedesco, commander of the Friedberg, Germany-based unit. “Music is important for soldiers and for people in stressful situations in general. Most of us go to sleep listening to our iPods or CD players because it’s therapeutic. … It also helps rally the unit, it gives them an identity.”
The song was performed by Company C 1st Sgt. and lead guitarist Aaron Jagger, Headquarters and Headquarters Company Pvt. and lead singer Joshua Revak, and Company A Spc. and drummer Soli De La Cruz. The song’s gritty quality is due, in part, to the fact that Revak practiced singing it so much that he had grown hoarse and nearly voiceless before it was recorded.
Written under extreme emotional duress, within hours or days of their friends’ deaths, the songs were as much for relatives back home as they were for the grieving battalion.
“It was really hard to play at those memorials,” Revak said. “Our main purpose though was to help the soldiers mourn. We wanted to help the guys who had to roll out of the gates in soft-skinned Humvees right after the memorial. I think it helped.”
Thank you Troops!
Posted by Wild Thing at 01:17 AM
Vietnam Vets in Iraq
There are a number of people who have seen both wars -- men who served in Vietnam and now work in Iraq. In just a few weeks, I found more than 80 of these veterans working throughout Iraq. From 1964 to 1971 they served in the Army, Air Force, Marines, and Navy from the Gulf of Tonkin to the DMZ. Their present ages range from 51 to 70.
Their tours of duty in Iraq range from six months to more than 18.
In 1967, Buddy Algood was a second lieutenant with E Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry of the 199th Infantry Brigade near Binh Chan. Following the loss of his lower right calf and foot and recuperation from his injuries, he was the first amputee to graduate from the Airborne School at Fort Benning, Ga. A month later he returned to Vietnam.
Thirty-eight years later, as a civilian, Algood came to Iraq with the Project and Contracting Office (PCO). He explained that, in Iraq, part of his early work was "identifying reconstruction projects in 10 strategic cities that would put Iraqis to work and make an immediate improvement in their quality of life."
Lt. Col. James Zucarelli is a member of the 42nd Infantry Division serving as liaison officer with the PCO. He was a Marine lieutenant in Vietnam 1968-69, and will leave Iraq at the age of 59.
"There are former Iraqi soldiers who will accept $25 dollars to take a potshot at a passing patrol, plant an IED by the road, or shoot a mortar from their backyard at night."
Henry Bunting, lead acquisition analyst in the Joint Contracting Command – Iraq/Afghanistan, was a staff sergeant in Vietnam with Company A, 75th Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized).
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gregory McManus, a test pilot with the 135th Aviation Regiment in Iraq, has 39 years of flying with the Army under his belt. The Springfield, Mo., pilot flew helicopters in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, during which he was shot down six times, he said. (Jeff Schogol / S&S)
CAMP ANACONDA, Iraq — His navigation systems had failed. Visibility was limited. And he could be heading toward the Iranian border.
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Gregory McManus, a test pilot with the 135th Aviation Regiment, said he wondered if he was about to end his 39-year career flying with the Army as the first American pilot shot down in Iran.
“For a few seconds, you kind of wondered, ‘I could have been retired,’ ” said McManus, 57.
The Springfield, Mo., man was a full-time pilot again after several years in the Missouri National Guard and one tour in Vietnam on active duty.
McManus said he feels “blessed by God” to be able to keep flying at his age.
“There’s not many pilots my age not in a state of decrepitude that can continue doing what I do,” he said. “I’m afraid if I stop, maybe I will become decrepit. My brain won’t work.”
McManus is modest about how he was able to land his plane without navigation systems.
“I just climbed up until somebody saw me on radar and told me where I was. I told them where I wanted to go and they gave me a direction and I flew that way until I got to where I think we were and landed uneventfully,” he said.
But his battalion commander gives him more credit for being able to get the stricken plane on the ground safely.
McManus was able to navigate the plane to safety using only a map, clock and compass, a method known as “dead-reckoning,” said Lt. Col. Mark McLemore, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment.
McManus joined the Army in 1967 and flew helicopters in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970, during which he was shot down six times, he said.
“First week I was there we got shot down ... just took a hole in the oil line and just landed on the other side of the trees as soon as we knew we couldn’t fly. So a few of them were like that. A couple of them were more spectacular,” he said.
McManus said he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross after his gunship came upon an enemy regiment on the Cambodian border.
His helicopter took fire from all directions, but he and his crew used every weapon they had until they ran out of ammunition, he said.
“We ran out of rockets and machine-gun [bullets] first, and then the door gunners ran out of their ammo. I shot all my pistols and dumped everything else, threw all the grenades overboard at them. If there was anything on the aircraft, I would have thrown boxes of crud on them but I didn’t have anything else,” he said.
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Guerrilla warfare then: In the deep undergrowth of a jungle path, it was a trip-wire attached to a grenade.
Guerilla warfare now: In an Iraqi city, it’s an improvised explosive device (IED) planted beside a busy highway and detonated by cell phone from a nearby roof.
Brutality now: Three construction workers enroute to work were stopped and pulled from their vehicle. Two were shot in the head, the third was beheaded.
Surprise attack then: In Saigon, a smoke-spewing motorbike wove through heavy traffic and the rider threw a grenade into an open jeep before darting away.
Surprise attack now: A new BMW with a trunk full of explosives rams a convoy of up-armored HMMWVs.
And some things never change: A midnight mortar or rocket attack sounded the same at a forward operating base in Phu Bai in 1967 as it does in North Babil in 2006. An AK-47 or rocket-propelled grenade does the same damage whether the gunner is Viet Cong or Iraqi.
CNN reporter, while interviewing a Marine sniper asked, "What do you feel when you shoot a terrorist."
April 14, 2006
"Born To Be Wild" Senator Kerry ~ UGH!
Responding to criticism that he had a laundry list of demands when he stayed in luxury hotels on the campaign trail, Sen. John Kerry said yesterday that he recently took a trip where he slept every night in his truck - accompanied only by his motorcycle, a friend and his butler, "Marvin."
Asked about the trip by radio host Don Imus, Kerry explained:
"Marvin and Teddy and myself . . . We had the best damned time, I'll tell you."
"It was wonderful," the top Democrat declared. "We didn't stay anywhere. We actually drove all night. We slept in the truck. We cruised through, you know, a couple of little pit stops early in the morning. It couldn't have been nicer."
Kerry insisted that he and his butler were really roughing it, painting a picture right out of the hippie rebel movie, "Easy Rider."
"We didn't have any pillows. I'll tell ya, man. It was really funny cause I blew into some little gas station around midnight or two in the morning, whenever it was, and some guy would do a double take and look at ya. They just couldn't figure out what I was doing there at that hour of the morning."
"I couldn't figure it out either," the born-to-be-wild senator added.
Kerry didn't explain who "Teddy" was - or why, if he wanted to rough it, he brought his manservant, Marvin Nicholson, along for the ride.
In 2004, Mr. Nicholson detailed some of his responsibilities to the New York Times, which began its report by noting: "Mr. Kerry is comfortable being catered to."
"When he wants that peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I'm ready," Marvin explained.
Among the items Nicholson carries at all times for the rough and ready Democrat: Swedish hand cream, Scope mouthwash, Handiwipes, two packs of Band-Aids, Tylenol, Advil, Advil Liquid Gels, Advil Sinus pills, a sewing kit, a can of diet milkshake ,Kerry prefers strawberry, a tube of Blistex and a myriad of other accouterments.
The Times noted that Kerry, husband of billionairess Teresa Heinz, pays his trusty manservant a mere $45,000 annually.
Wild Thing's comment..........
LMAO ..... whew, ok my side has stopped hurting from laughing so hard. First we had Gore getting input on how to be macho and he got the training from a woman of all things. Sorry but I have never in my life met a guy that had to learn how to be macho. hahahahaha Thank you God!
Now we hear how Kerry, attempts to rough it. Not without his butler though, and then slept in a truck at night. Roughing it? Oh dear me!
Operation Mountain Lion ~ Afghanistan
I am sure it is for security purposes, but as of right now there are no photos available of Operation Mountain Lion. As you all know I am extremely careful about what I post about our troops. To be supportive is what Theodore's World is about and I will continue to be careful as always when it comes to information and photos that are placed on here.
So I am going to put one here from 2002 of the area where Operation Mountain Lion is going on. It will give you an idea of the landscape and what our awesome troops are dealing with. - Wild Thing
Afghanistan operation targets insurgents near Asadabad
Friday, April 14, 2006
Stars and Stripes
Afghan and American troops have killed at least six suspected insurgents in an offensive near Asadabad, Afghanistan, dubbed Operation Mountain Lion, U.S. military officials said.
The operation targets insurgents’ “sanctuary and ... their ability to resupply” in the Marawara District of Kunar province, according to a news release. The operation includes more than 2,500 Afghan and coalition troops, including members of the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, and the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment.
Afghan troops include members of the 3rd Brigade of the Afghan National Army’s 203rd Corps, American officials said.
The U.S. troops are part of Task Force Spartan, which launched the “predawn air-and-ground assaults Wednesday in the Pech River Valley, an area notorious for terrorist activity,” according to the news release.
“However long it takes to rid this area of extremist activity, we’ll be there,” Command Sgt. Maj. James Redmore, the Task Force Spartan top enlisted soldier, was quoted in the release as saying.
According to Air Force officials, the service is providing 24-hour close air support for ground troops in Mountain Lion.
“This operation is helping the government of Afghanistan set the security conditions so democratic processes can take root,” Maj. Gen. Allen Peck, deputy Combined Forces Air Component commander, said in an Air Force news release. “Our job is to bring airpower to bear on the anti-Afghan forces and support the coalition troops on the ground.”
U.S. Air Force F-15s, A-10s and B-52s are being used in the operations, along with Royal Air Force GR-7s.
Global Hawk and Predator drones also are providing intelligence and reconnaissance, with KC-135 and KC-10 aircraft providing refueling support, Air Force officials said.
And this as well...............
"Operation Mountain Lion" To Hit "Terrorist's Backyard" In Afghanistan
Kabul, Afghanistan (AHN) - Over 2,500 Coalition and Afghan forces have launched "Operation Mountain Lion" to enhance the security of new government with a round predawn of air strikes.
U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Allen Peck, deputy air component commander for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan, says, "This operation is helping the government of Afghanistan set the security conditions so democratic processes can take root."
However, Peck is quick to add that this effort does not constitute a return to major combat operations for American troops in Afghanistan, saying, "Our job is to bring airpower to bear on the anti-Afghan forces and support the coalition troops on the ground."
Peck adds, "Our objective is to assist the coalition forces and Afghan national security forces in defeating the Taliban and al Qaeda."
"The coalition employs airpower every day to support Afghanistan's democratically elected government in establishing regional stability and long-term economic and political development."
Officials add that the mission will help establish security, deter the re-emergence of terrorism, and enhance the sovereignty of Afghanistan, and that this is only a part of the ongoing series of offensives that aim to disrupt insurgent activities, deny them sanctuary and prevent their ability to restock.
U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Redmore of Task Force Spartan, says, "We're taking the fight to the terrorists in their own backyard."
"They gave their victims no sanctuary. They'll receive none from us."
Combat operations included predawn air-and-ground assaults in the Pech River Valley, an area notorious for terrorist activity.
Officials confirm soldiers from 3rd Brigade of the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps are fighting alongside servicemembers from the coalition's Task Force Spartan, made up of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Marines from Task Force Lava.
From Army Mil.
Coalition launches 'Operation Mountain Lion' in Afghanistan
Coalition forces, in cooperation with the Afghan National Army, began "Operation Mountain Lion" yesterday to establish security, deter the re-emergence of terrorism and enhance the sovereignty of Afghanistan, military officials reported today.
Afghan and coalition forces killed six insurgents today while conducting offensive operations in the Marawara district of Afghanistan's Kunar province.
Military officials in Afghanistan said Operation Mountain Lion is part of the coalition's ongoing series of offensives that aim to disrupt insurgent activities, deny them sanctuary and prevent their ability to restock."This operation is helping the government of Afghanistan set the security conditions so democratic processes can take root," said Air Force Maj. Gen. Allen Peck, deputy air component commander for Combined Forces Command Afghanistan. "Our job is to bring airpower to bear on the anti-Afghan forces and support the coalition troops on the ground."
Operations today began with predawn air-and-ground assaults in the Pech River Valley, an area notorious for terrorist activity, Combined Force Command Afghanistan officials said.
Soldiers from 3rd Brigade of the Afghan National Army's 203rd Corps are fighting alongside servicemembers from the coalition's Task Force Spartan, made up of soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division and 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment Marines from Task Force Lava.
More than 2,500 Afghan National Army and coalition forces are involved in the operation."We're taking the fight to the terrorists in their own backyard," said Army Command Sgt. Maj. James Redmore of Task Force Spartan. "They gave their victims no sanctuary. They'll receive none from us."
Coalition leaders described the operation as a comprehensive effort to kill, incapacitate or capture terrorists operating in the region. It will continue as long as necessary, they said."Together, with our ANA brothers-in-arms, we're eliminating the enemy's remaining sanctuaries in Kunar province," added Army Col. John Nicholson, Task Force Spartan's commander.
U.S. Air Force F-15s, A-10s and B-52s are providing close-air support to troops on the ground engaged in rooting out insurgent sanctuaries and support networks. Royal Air Force GR-7s also are providing close-air support to coalition troops in contact with enemy forces. U.S. Air Force Global Hawk and Predator aircraft are providing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, while KC-135 and KC-10 aircraft are providing refueling support."Our objective is to assist the coalition forces and Afghan national security forces in defeating the Taliban and al Qaeda," Peck said. "The coalition employs airpower every day to support Afghanistan's democratically elected government in establishing regional stability and long-term economic and political development."
Anti-terror efforts like this will extend the reach of the Afghan government, allowing legitimate governance to perform valuable work on behalf of the people in this region, Nicholson said. Stability and security will, in turn, permit nongovernmental aid and reconstruction organizations to work more efficiently.
(Information provided by the Armed Forces Press Service. Compiled from Combined Forces Command Afghanistan and U.S. Central Command Air Forces Forward news releases.)
Wild Thing's comment.......
I will share a part of an email from a soldier in the 10th Mtn.Division...........
...."from the Konar Province. I'll share a bit. . . The road is good but the officers feel it is a little too bumpy. I guess I need to go faster to smooth out those bumps. All is well here except the MRE's are all starting to taste the same. Home made ice cream sure does sound good."
To all those in Operation Mountain Lion this is for you as you ......just CLICK HERE.....go after the terrorists in Afghanistan. God bless our soldiers and America. My heart is so thankful for the men and women in our awesome military.
"Uncle Sam put your name at the top of his list,
And the Statue of Liberty started shaking her fist,
And the Eagle will fly and it's gonna be hell,
When you hear Mother Freedom start ringin' her bell,
and it will feel like the whole wide world's rainin' down on you,
All brought to you Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue!"
God Bless and Long Live Rummy!
Please note....Everyone of of these complaints is coming from a Democrat!
WASHINGTON - The retired commander of key forces in Iraq called yesterday for Donald Rumsfeld to step down, joining several other former top military commanders who have criticized harshly the secretary of defense's authoritarian style for making the military's job more difficult.
"I think we need a fresh start" at the top of the Pentagon, retired Army Major General John Batiste, who commanded the 1st Infantry Division in Iraq in 2004-05, said in an interview. "We need leadership up there that respects the military as they expect the military to respect them. And that leadership needs to understand teamwork."
Here are some of Rummy's quotes. I love how he stands up to the press.
I don't do quagmires."
"I don't do diplomacy."
"I don't do foreign policy."
"I don't do predictions."
"Now, settle down, settle down. Hell, I'm an old man, it's early in the morning and I'm gathering my thoughts here."
"If I know the answer I'll tell you the answer, and if I don't, I'll just respond, cleverly."
"Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin's still learning (laughter)"
"Congress, the press, and the bureaucracy too often focus on how much money or effort is spent, rather than whether the money or effort actually achieves the announced goal."
"Cluster bombs are being used on frontline al Qaeda and Taliban troops to try to kill them is why we're using them, to be perfectly blunt."
"We aren't running out of targets; Afghanistan is."
"The only way to defend against terrorists is to go after the terrorists."
Q: "Sir, there's a widespread perception in this town that when it comes to the Iraqis and the Palestinians, you are a hard-liner. Are you comfortable with that? (Laughter.) And --"
A: "Look at me! I'm sweet and lovable."
Q: "Secretary Rumsfeld, do you want to catch (Bin Laden) dead or alive or either way?"
A: "Well, the president's policy is dead or alive. And, you know, I have my preference..."
Q: "Secretary Rumsfeld, can you give us -- or maybe even General Pace -- can you give us any idea of what's happening..."
A: "What do you mean 'even General Pace'? (Laughter.) (To the general) You don't have to take that from him!"
Q: Mr. Secretary, at the White House last night, a senior White House official after the president spoke said that the decision to make the strike was made some time between 6:30 and 7:00 Eastern time. It's apparent that that decision to strike was not in line with what we have been led to believe about the war plan. Was the intelligence you got fragile enough where you felt you had to go at that moment and not start with, say, shock and awe or some other phase of the war?
A: "Well, Dick, calibrate me, but the first thing I'd say is I don't believe you have the war plan -- (laughter) -- a fact which does not make me unhappy. (Laughter)"
Keep your sense of humor. As General Joe Stillwell said, "The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of his behind."
Treat each federal dollar as if it was hard earned; it was - by a taxpayer.
With the press there is no "off the record."
Your performance depends on your people. Select the best, train them and back them. When errors occur, give sharper guidance. If errors persist or if the fit feels wrong, help them move on. The country cannot afford amateur hour in the White House.
"I can't think of anything funnier than a handful of congressmen walking around (Iraq). They'd have to be there for the next 50 years trying to find something. It's a joke."
Press Briefing by the Secretary of Defense March 30,2003
One day soon Americans will say, "We came, we saw, we kicked Iraq's least hungry non-civilian elite all over that dust-filled patchwork toilet of a European colonialist abortion!"
We have not been surprised by the simple psychological fact that ill-informed and abused people instinctively defend their homes from invading hordes. But once the mobile Taco Bell kiosks arrive, the Iraqi populace shall doubtless transform into a Western-style pasture of grazing, glassy-eyed moo-cows. Not the pretty polka-dot Holsteins of course – the other ones – the ugly brown ones.
Continue referring to "suicide bombers" as "homicide bombers." Remember that these acts of desperate war are war crimes. War itself, if we are waging it, is not a crime.
When reporting about anti-war protestors, refer to them as "the same old protestors" or "pro-terrorist GI Joe-haters" or "hippy asshole mobs."
Send a memo to all your affiliates to stay true to the five rules of journalism: Who, what, when, why, how. Who: America, the infallibly righteous. What: Saddam Hussein, who sprung fully-formed and evil, from the anus of Lucifer himself. When: We will finish punishing the Iraqasaurs when we're damn ready to finish and not a decade before. Why: Everyone but us is evil. How: With the might of the American military, and with the blood of common citizen soldiers whom I would normally avoid like the plague in public.
And that's a wrap. No questions. I'm late for brunch.
Wild Thing's comment......
Rumsfeld does not suffer fools gladly at DOD. Period - and why should he - peoples' lives are at stake, in the country and among the troops.
With so many complaints about Rumsfeld by ex-generals appointed by the Impeached Rapist! I actually find that quite refreshing. It tells me he's getting the job done!
These people are orchestrated. The Dem strategy this year is an unending drumbeat leading to November. They don't care about any of this.
These generals are all Clinton groomed people who were told when promoted that they would have a role post retirement. To their chagrin, Bush was elected twice and they are out in the cold -- and will stay there unless Dems return to power. that when one demands results and is hard charging in the process ...one is going to ruffle some feathers and hurt some feelings.
That is all that has happened here with some of these ex-Gen's....it speaks volumes about them. Not the SecDef.
The difference between the Dem Generals and GOP Generals is pretty simple. Numbers. There are a handful of them who the DNC has orchestrated and ensured would get press coverage. There are hundreds of conservative retired generals who actually have jobs and are busy in their lives and don't spend those lives in front of a camera.
The media wants Rummy to have:
Uh oh. They're saying the Secretary is - gasp! - arrogant! And that one must be prepared when meeting with im. For gosh sakes, he's the Secretary of Defense! Here's another report on Secretary Rumsfeld:
Source for letter posted belo.:
My brother, a captain in the National Guard, recently returned from Iraq. His unit, which provided security for convoys originating in Kuwait and traveling to any and all parts of Iraq, had one casualty — a soldier who lost an arm to an IED.
While at Walter Reed, the injured soldier was having a conversation with a general and mentioned — somewhat in jest — that he wanted Rumsfeld to deliver his Purple Heart.
Well, the next day, who shows up in his hospital room — without security or photogs — but Rumsfeld? Rummy sat and talked with the soldier and his mother, who happened to be there, for about 45 minutes.
My brother says that the vast majority of the soldiers would crawl through broken glass for either Bush or Rumsfeld. What Rumsfeld did for that soldier — that simple act of kindness — was heartfelt. It cannot make up for the loss of a limb, but it says something about the secretary of defense and how he thinks about the men who serve under him.
April 13, 2006
EU lexicon to shun term "Islamic terrorism"
OK I can promise you I do not walk around the house using the "F" word. BUT there are times it is called for. And when it comes to the terroriosts there is NO other word that can be said IMO along with the word terrorists. So FUCK Terrorists! FUCK Islam!
Your damn Allah was nothing more then a moon god, fuck him too, and your Mohammed was a pathetic excuse for a man. He started the cult of pedophilia, murder and theft! He was an immoral, criminal, and violent! Mohammed was a thief, liar, assassin, mass murderer, terrorist, warmonger, and an unrestrained sexual pervert engaged in pedophilia, incest, and rape. He authorized deception, assassinations, torture, slavery, and genocide.
Islam is a death cult and you can try to flower it up all you want but it is what it is. The preaching of death, suicide, killing to anyone that is a NON muslim, to anyone that is a Christian or a Jew. Hate mongering is what the Islamic so called religion is about so get real and face up to the fact of what it truly is about. Mohammed is not God only a wanna be and there is only one true God and it certainly is not mohammed.
You want to know what a REAL man is? Take a gander at the REAL MEN that comment on my blog. Read their comments and know this..........every one of them has served our country! Every one of them has made it possible for me to live in the land of the free!
Look over at my sidebar on the left and scroll down to the names of blogs listed under They Cover Our Six and the Support The Troops list. You will see name after name of those that have served in the past or are serving right now! Take that you EU fucks!
My Terrorists page at my website.
And you, yeah you, EU, you want to shun the term Islamic terrorism? So let's see, it is OK to call US The Great Satan, huh! No problem with that apparently. And then you go oln and make up some BS about what Jihad means!
Why am I so angry? Found HERE ,,,,I have put the entire artilce below.
EU lexicon to shun term "Islamic terrorism"
By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent
BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union, tiptoeing through a minefield of religious and cultural sensitivities, is discreetly reviewing the language it uses to describe terrorists who claim to act in the name of Islam.
EU officials are working on what they call a "lexicon" for public communication on terrorism and Islam, designed to make clear that there is nothing in the religion to justify outrages like the September 11 attacks or the bombings of Madrid and London.
The lexicon would set down guidelines for EU officials and politicians."Certainly 'Islamic terrorism' is something we will not use ... we talk about 'terrorists who abusively invoke Islam'," an EU official told Reuters.
Other terms being considered by the review include "Islamist", "fundamentalist" and "jihad". The latter, for example, is often used by al Qaeda and some other groups to mean warfare against infidels, but for most Muslims indicates a spiritual struggle.
"Jihad means something for you and me, it means something else for a Muslim. Jihad is a perfectly positive concept of trying to fight evil within yourself," said the official, speaking anonymously because the review is an internal one that is not expected to be made public.
EU counter-terrorism chief Gijs de Vries told Reuters that terrorism was not inherent to any religion, and praised moderate Muslims for opposing attempts to hijack Islam.
"They have been increasingly active in isolating the radicals who abuse Islam for political purposes, and they deserve everyone's support. And that includes the choice of language that makes clear that we are talking about a murderous fringe that is abusing a religion and does not represent it."
The language used in the West when discussing Muslims and terrorism, and especially the charge by critics of Islam that it is an inherently violent religion, are highly sensitive and topical issues in Europe.
Danish newspaper cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammad, including one showing him with a bomb in his turban, provoked violent protests earlier this year in a number of Muslim countries where people saw them as blasphemous. At least 50 people were killed.
Figures like Muslim-born Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali argued during the uproar over the cartoons that within Islam exists a hardline, intolerant movement that rejects free speech and democracy and deserves to be exposed and criticised.
The EU official familiar with the "lexicon" review said the point of using careful language was not to "fall into the trap" of offending and alienating citizens.
"You don't want to use terminology which would aggravate the problem," he said. "This is an attempt ... to be aware of the sensitivities implied by the use of certain language."
An initial paper on the issue is expected to be adopted in June. "It is to help us understand what we are saying and try to avoid making mistakes. It's for the self-guidance of EU institutions and member states," the official said.
Omar Faruk, a Muslim British barrister who has advised the government on community issues, said there was a strong need for a "new sort of political dialogue and terminology".
Asked about the phrase "Islamic terrorism", he said: "Those words cannot sit side by side. Islam is actually very much against any form of terrorism ... Islam in itself means peace."
The widespread use of the expression "just creates a culture where terrorism actually is identified with Islam. That causes me a lot of stress," Faruk added.
Special Request ~ Please Help Show SGT Downs Support
I am asking everyone to please help with your prayers, and by sending a card or letter to show your support to SGT Kevin Downs. He is a discouraged hero right now and just as he served our country he needs us now more then ever to show him we are grateful and that we care. Thank you. Wild Thing
On 13 August 2005, near the city of Tuz in northeastern Iraq, the Humvee that Sgt. James K. (Kevin) Downs and three others were traveling in was struck by four explosive devices. The four men were members of a National Guard unit, the 278th Regimental Combat Team, a Knoxville-based unit of 3,200 soldiers deployed to Iraq in late 2004. The three other National Guardsmen in the Humvee were killed in the attack. They were 22-year- old Sgt. Gary Lee Reese of Ashland City, 35-year-old Staff Sgt. Asbury F. Hawn Jr. of Lebanon, and 30-year-old Sgt. Shannon D. Taylor of Smithville. Sgt. Downs was blown into the air by the blast.
The young soldier (a 23 year old Tennessee National Guardsman) named Sgt. Kevin Downs needs our support. He was blown out of his tank and left with no feet, two broken legs, a broken arm and pelvis, and second- and third-degree burns over 60% of his body, including burns to his eyes, throat and lungs.
He was first evacuated to a hospital in Germany, then transferred to a burn unit at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, where he is now recuperating at the Brooke Army Medical Center in Fort Sam Houston.
He is a Tennessee boy. Everyone else in the tank was killed. His condition is not good. A surgery to improve the use of fingers on one hand inadvertently caused previous skin grafts to break down, and the grafts on his legs are cracking as well and may require beginning over at square one. Kevin is tired and low in spirits. He needs our prayers and support through cards. Would you please send him a note or card to let him know you are thinking about him? Remember him in your prayers as well.
His address is:
Sgt. Kevin Downs
Brooke Army Medical Center
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234
In spite of all the progress we have made and the good things that are happening in Iraq the bad guys are still out there and occasionally they get lucky. We lost three soldiers on the night of August 13 to an IED. As has been the pattern, we received rocket fire from near the village of Zagalbania a few of miles west of the FOB. We dispatched the quick reaction force (QRF) to locate the launch point and possibly intercept the perpetrators in the wadi system they use for cover. The QRF hit the IED on a dirt road about two miles from the front gate. It was triggered by homemade pressure switch made from a garden hose. As the HMMWV drove over the hose the pressure closed the switch detonating the IED under the vehicle.
SSG Asbury Hawn, SGT Shannon Taylor, and SPC Gary Reese, were killed in the blast.
Fortunately, SGT Kevin Downs was blown from the gunner’s hatch and survived. He received a broken arm, badly traumatized legs, and burns over most of his body. CPT Don Spradlin, the PA on the ambulance that responded, and the medics did a heroic job just to save SGT Downs. In the dark amid explosions from grenades and rounds cooking-off in the burning HMMWV they were able to find SGT Downs lying in a ditch where he had been blown and stabilize him.
CPT Spradlin repeatedly braved the explosions to go up and assess and then recover the other three soldiers lying near the burning vehicle.
Because of the excellent work of our doctors and medics SGT Downs will make it despite the devastating injuries that he received. I have enclosed an update on his recovery sent out by our family support groups. I believe it will show you what great people we have serving in Iraq.
I hope that you draw some inspiration from Kevin’s struggle and remember him as works towards recovery. This young man is particularly memorable to me because I carried him off of the ambulance and into the aid station that terrible night. Despite his extensive burns and injuries he was upbeat. As I helped pull his stretcher off of the ambulance he reminded me to unhook his IV bag from the stand in the back of the vehicle. In the urgency and chaos of the situation he remained calm enough to check the details that we were forgetting. He smiled through his burned and cracked skin as we carried him into the medic bunker and said in a jovial voice "Hi, what brings you guys here?”
His ability to deal with the horrific events of that night made me extremely proud and humble.
It also made me understand that we too must deal with the horrors that the insurgents try to inflict on us and not abandon the great work we are doing in Iraq. Like SGT Downs we have a long, difficult task yet ahead of us. However, the vast majority of Iraqis are with us and even leading the way now.
Please remember SGT Downs and perhaps send a card or letter.
He is a great young man that could probably use a little encouragement right now. Take care and I hope to see you soon.
Miles C. Smith
9 October 18, 2005
I spoke with Mr. JD Downs yesterday for approx 30 minutes. He and Catherine are doing OK but are wearing
down as we can imagine. Their confidence and faith in Kevin's recovery is enormous. Here are the highlights of
Kevin is doing pretty good but has developed traces of pneumonia and the doctors are keeping a very close eye
on this. The doctors have completed his temporary prosthetic devices and his stumps are completely closed.
Last Friday the nurses placed him on a "tilt table" so he can start to improve his equilibrium.
His arms are still wrapped in a soft cast and the dressing is changed daily. He has begun exercising his right arm and the wound in his left arm is closing slowly but surely - the hole is shrunk to the size of a straw. His trach hole has completely closed and he is talking, but with great difficulty. Because he has to be on his back all of the time he
has lots of pain and hurt on his back and bottom.
The other day the nurses placed him in a wheelchair and he cried and screamed out the pain was too much to take so as you would imagine his spirits and morale were down. He is still taking his meds and quite often receives double doses because the meds take too long to take effect. JD said the right side of Kevin's face is healing fairly good and said it now looks like a real bad sun burn but the left side looked somewhat raw. He did lose a portion of his left upper ear but the docs said that was not a concern - they would build him a new ear if they had to. His hands are improving as his fingers have begun to get some color in them. They are still in wound bags and the pins are still in his fingers but the docs are more optimistic than ever. JD said in the next few weeks he may be required to use his right hand more but he still can not feed himself.
Kevin is still in ICU but JD described it as a "step down" from the typical ICU. Prior to this he had one nurse
monitoring him 24/7 but in his new room one nurse monitors 2 to 3 patients. It is still a sterile environment so
they wear suits and masks before going in and anything taken in the room must remain in the room. He is still
behind locked doors and a nurse has to let them in to visit. JD said the doctors want to try and let him come
home for a visit during Christmas.
The hospital will give the mail to JD and Catherine. In closing JD asked that each of us keep Kevin and all of the
service members in our prayers.
CAIR: Denied! ~ This is Good News!
On April 12, "The Hill" newspaper ran an article about a priority government telecommunications program called "Government Emergency Telecommunications Service" or "GETS". GETS is designed to allow key government personnel access to telecommunications services in times of heavy use, such as during a national emergency.
The article goes on to point out that several non-government groups have requested a GETS card to allow them the same access to priority communications as granted to government personnel.
One of the groups requesting the GETS card was the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). CAIR, which calls itself the largest American Muslim organization in the United States, said it was "a major point of contact with the American Muslim community after the 2001 terrorist attacks."
CAIR, which has proven ties to Islamic terrorism and has had Muslim terrorists as members, requested a priority "calling card" because they were a "major point of contact" following the 9-11 attacks?
This raises some questions:
1. Who would CAIR be calling?
2. Why would they be calling?
3. What would CAIR contribute to a post-attack scenario?
Why is CAIR requesting the card in the first place.has not CAIR claimed that every single Muslim terrorist attack world-wide (with few exceptions) is un-Islamic? So why would CAIR feel the need to get involved in something that, by their own words, does not involve Islam?
CAIR's request for the GETS card was denied in less than three hours by the government contractor overseeing the program.
The reason? According to the contractor:
".the group does not qualify for priority over lifesaving, law enforcement, the military, the National Guard, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other members of the national-security emergency-preparedness community."
Wild Thing's comment......
Thank you GETS for making a wise decision! CAIR is NOT America friendly at ALL! CAIR is an enemy of America.
April 12, 2006
Iran President Says We Can Take Our Desires To The Grave
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 10 – Hard-line Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that the Islamic Republic’s enemies will take their “desire to harm the Iranian nation” and stop it from pursuing its nuclear ambitions “to the grave”.
“Our enemies will take their desire to harm and stop the Iranian nation to the grave”, Ahmadinejad said at a rally in the north-western town of Fariman. The official news agency carried his comments.
“This nation is determined to continue the path of advancement. The enemies can never create a gap in its determination by creating commotion”, he said.
“For as long as be stand firm, no power can harm the Iranian nation in the slightest way”.
He added that Iran’s “enemies” would fail in their “psychological warfare” against Iran.
Wild Thing's comment......
Screw you Ahmadinejad! Nakba to you and your other Goat fucking pigsuckers! Allah FUBAR!
Now get this and get it straight! America is the most powerful country in the entire world! Our military is also the most powerful in the world. Push our buttons and you will regret the day you took your first breath. Your death cult of Islam worships death. Well ass wipe we will get you there when WE want to and not a moment sooner.
You say your enemies ( Israel and America) can take our desires to the grave. YOU aren't even going to be able to be put in a grave, there will be nothing left of you but dust, got that? Own it !
Nakba is a word that followers of Islam hate more then any other word. If you are on a forum and Muslims are present and you use this word, most of the time they will immediately leave. The word is Nakba. The word Nakba is Arabic for “the Catastrophe,” and it refers to the creation of the state of Israel. The Palestinian rallies mournfully commemorate the day Israel was created. They call it "Al Nakba".
Iran Has Enriched Uranium for the First Time
Vice President Gholamreza Aghazadeh, Iran's nuclear chief, right, examines uranium hexaflouride, or UF6 as he and others open a suitcase in Mashhad, Iran's holiest city, Tuesday, April, 11, 2006. Iran has successfully enriched uranium for the first time, a landmark in its quest to develop nuclear fuel, hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday, although he insisted his country does not aim to develop atomic weapons. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency)
Ahamad Alavi, head of the Astan Qods Razavi museum, holds a sample of enriched uranium during a ceremony to mark Iran's successful production of enriched uranium in Mashad, 924 km (574 miles) east of Tehran April 11, 2006.
TEHRAN, Iran - Former Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani said Tuesday that Iran has enriched uranium using 164 centrifuges, a major development in nuclear fuel cycle technology, news agencies reported.
Rafsanjani made the comment to the Kuwait News Agency during an interview in Tehran.
"Iran has put into operation the first unit of 164 centrifuges, has injected (uranium gas) and reached industrial production," the Kuwait News Agency quoted Rafsanjani as saying.
Iranian authorities had promised to announce "good nuclear news" on Tuesday.
The announcement from President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was certain to heighten international tensions surrounding Iran's nuclear program. The U.N. Security Council has demanded that Iran stop all enrichment by April 28 because of suspicions the program is designed to make nuclear weapons.
Ahmadinejad warned the West that trying to force it to abandon uranium enrichment would "cause an everlasting hatred in the hearts of Iranians."
The White House, which is pressing for U.N. sanctions against Iran, said the enrichment claims "show that Iran is moving in the wrong direction."
"Defiant statements and actions only further isolate the regime from the rest of the world," said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
Uranium enrichment can produce either fuel for a nuclear energy reactor — as Iran says it seeks — or the material needed for an atomic warhead.
Ahmadinejad announced it at a nationally televised ceremony clearly aimed at drumming up popular Iranian support for the nuclear program. He addressed an audience that included top military commanders and clerics in an ornate hall in one of Iran's holiest cities, Mashhad. Before he spoke, screens on the stage showed footage of nuclear facilities and scientists at work.
"At this historic moment, with the blessings of God Almighty and the efforts made by our scientists, I declare here that the laboratory-scale nuclear fuel cycle has been completed and young scientists produced enriched uranium needed to the degree for nuclear power plants Sunday," Ahmadinejad said.
"I formally declare that Iran has joined the club of nuclear countries," he said. The crowd broke into cheers of "Allahu akbar," or "God is great."
Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - Israel warned the international community on Tuesday not to delay in dealing with Iran after the Islamic republic announced that it had enriched uranium for the first time. The U.S. said Iran was moving in the "wrong direction."
Israel said the announcements on Tuesday should prove the "true nature" of the Iranian program and spark concerns about the timeline.
" Iran's announcement serves as a further example of the real danger in delaying concrete diplomatic measures in the face of the continuing Iranian refusal to comply with international demands to stop its nuclear activities," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev.
"Israel believes that the Iranian nuclear program should be confronted by a broad and determined international coalition," Regev said.
At 41 Off To Basic Training
Vineland's Jerry Giordano tried three times to enlist.
Twice he was rejected as too old.
But finally he'll get to fulfill his dream.
Jerry Giordano was turned down when he tried to join the Army after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
He was 36 then. The limit for military recruits was 35.
Now the resident of Vineland, Cumberland County (NJ), is 41, and the Army has decided to welcome him into the ranks.
The age limit was raised to 42 in January to bolster recruitment, and that - plus the help of a congressman and an Army age waiver - cleared the way for him to leave April 20 for basic training."I feel like I did when I was a kid," said Giordano, a supervisor at the Limpert Bros. factory in Vineland, which makes ice cream toppings."When you're a teen, you look forward to driving a car, being able to drink, graduating from school. When you get to my age, there's nothing to look forward to."
Yesterday, Giordano said he was planning a new life as an Army medic.
Entering the military at 41 is rare. Although this year's National Defense Authorization Act authorizes the services to accept active-duty recruits as old as 42, the Army usually cuts off recruiting at 40 - but sometimes makes exceptions to fill medical positions, said Douglas Smith, a spokesman for the Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky."There has been an effort to broaden the pool of potential enlistees," Smith said yesterday. Older "people are in better shape these days, so the age limit was increased. It took legislation to make the change for the active Army."
The Army's waiver for Giordano apparently took into account his motivation and desire for medical training, Smith said.
No statistics were available on how many enlistees older than 40 the Army has accepted since the age increase.
Steven Silver, 61, director of the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center's post-traumatic stress disorder center, also is seeking to enter the military.
Silver, a Marine Corps veteran of Vietnam who lives in Coatesville, said he hoped to fill a psychologist's position in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard and serve in Iraq.
He said yesterday that he expected to find out by June whether the Army had granted him an age waiver.
But Giordano's long wait is over. He said he was finally doing what he had set out to do when he was 18."I took the test then to be a Marine, but my family didn't want me to go in," said Giordano, who is married and has children. "I was an only child."Entering the military is "fulfilling a lifetime dream," he added. "It's an adventure. I feel like a kid again. When 9/11 happened, that gave me the incentive to do something. I wanted to be involved."
Giordano said he had continued trying to get into the military even after being turned down the first time.
When the Army raised the age limit for reservists to 40 in March 2005, he thought he had another chance. Maybe he could get in under the wire while the service was trying boost sagging recruitment.
Giordano was turned down again and "felt hurt" and frustrated.
When the age limit was raised two more years, Giordano applied for active duty. He was accepted, he said, after U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) intervened with the Army. LoBiondo was visiting troops in Iraq and Afghanistan yesterday and unavailable for comment."It's been an uphill climb," Giordano said, "but I've been extremely motivated."
After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., he will learn to become a medic at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
"They need medics all over the place," Giordano said. "I don't know where I would be deployed, but I'd like to go to Iraq or Afghanistan. I want to help. I want to do something."
Wild Thing's comment......
God bless you Jerry and stay safe!
April 11, 2006
Kim Jong II Warns He Has Human Bombs
NORTH Korea's defense chief has warned that Pyongyang could also launch a pre-emptive attack against the United States, with state media saying soldiers were ready to be "human bombs."
"A pre-emptive attack is not (the) monopoly of the US, and North Korea will never sit idle till it is exposed to a preemptive attack of the US," Defense Minister Kim Il-Chol said, according to the official Korean Central News Agency. "The US is now talking about the six-party talks but in fact, it is zealously inciting hostility toward North Korea while floating all sorts of sheer fictions, utterly indifferent to the talks," he said.
He issued the warning at a meeting yesterday to mark the 13th anniversary of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il's reign as chairman of the country's powerful National Defense Commission.
Rodong Sinmun, the ruling communist party's daily newspaper, said in an editorial Sunday that the North's military power "has been remarkably strengthened."
"The whole army is replete with the spirit of devotedly defending the leader and all the servicepersons are reliably defending the country and socialism in the spirit of readily becoming human bombs, the spirit of suicide bombing."
Six-party talks involving the two Koreas, China, Japan, Russia and the US are in limbo after Washington accused Pyongyang of counterfeiting US dollars and laundering money.
Experts say the country is also busily developing advanced missiles capable of serving as a delivery system.
Wild Thing's comment.....
President Bush Bush called it right when he referred to them a part of the Axis of Evil. North Korea today is a criminal state that engages in slavery, torture, drug running, counterfeiting, rape, and murder.
Every time you read another, maniacal threat from this wretched excuse of a nation... remember how Carter, Clinton & Albright prostrated themselves before it.
Great! We'll load North Korea's "human bombs" and drop 'em on Iran.
Recruiting For Democrat Votes At Immigration Rallies
Democrat recruitment flyer encouraging Mexican immigrants to vote for Democrats in 2006.
Iraqi Freedom Day
Three Years After Baghdad's Fall, Troops Note Progress
Three years ago April 9, the world looked on, captivated by compelling television images of Iraqis ripping down a towering statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad, and burning images of the Iraqi dictator on the streets.
The statue of Saddam Hussein topples in Baghdad's Firdos Square on April 9, 2003. Three years later, Iraqi forces increasingly are taking the lead in securing their country.
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld lauded it as an important sign of things to come. "We're seeing history unfold and events that will shape the course of a country, the fate of a people and potentially the future of the region," Rumsfeld said during an April 9, 2003, Pentagon press briefing. "Saddam Hussein is now taking his rightful place alongside (Adolf) Hitler, (Joseph) Stalin, (Vladimir) Lenin and (Nicholae) Ceausescu in the pantheon of failed brutal dictators.
"And the Iraqi people are well on their way to freedom," he said.
The toppling of Saddam's statue in Baghdad's Firdos Square was just one -- but perhaps the most symbolic -- part of the city's fall from the grip of the brutal dictator who had ruled it with an iron fist for more than three decades. Days earlier, coalition troops captured the city's airport, named after Saddam, and renamed it Baghdad International Airport. They also took the Presidential Palace in downtown Baghdad and began moving freely through the city.
Eight months after his larger-than-life image was pulled from its podium in downtown Baghdad, Saddam was pulled from a "spider hole" near his hometown of Tikrit on Dec. 13. About 600 members of the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, along with special operations forces, captured him after receiving intelligence that the former dictator was in the area.
Saddam is now standing trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Three years later, as the anniversary of Baghdad's fall is commemorated as "Iraqi Freedom Day," troops serving in Iraq say they're proud of what it paved the way for throughout the country.
Army Lt. Col. Thomas Murphree, who was serving in Kuwait at the time as theater distribution commander, said seeing images of Iraqis pulling down Saddam's statue in Baghdad assured him:
"They didn't like him or his regime." "We did the right thing then, and we're still doing the right thing," said Murphree, who returned to Camp Victory, Iraq, in January as deputy transportation officer for Multinational Corps Iraq.
Army Sgt. Maj. Linda Allen, remembers the shock she experienced rolling into Iraq from Kuwait in late April. "I remember how devastating it was coming up to Iraq and running across the civilians," she said. "They were hungry. They had no place to live and no water to drink. Every child we passed was motioning to their mouth because they were hungry."
The soldiers say they're witnessing evidence of that better life throughout the country. "You see a lot of new buildings going up and police stations being built and improvements in the health-care system," said McCoy.
"It's getting better day by day," agreed Murphree. "But it doesn't all happen overnight."
Since liberating Iraq, the United States has helped the Iraqis build or repair aging sewage treatment plans for 5.1 million Iraqis and funded projects that have improved access to clean water for 3.1 million people.
These infrastructure improvements are important to assuring that Iraqis have the basics that Americans take for granted - "a job, the ability to take care of their families and have a roof over their head and a safe place to live," Murphree said. And he said it's also a critical component to establishing a new, democratic government in Iraq.
"There's still a ton of work to do, and we're not leaving anytime soon," she said. "But there's a lot of progress and it's a whole lot better than it was three years ago."
Thank you to everyone in our military!
Posted by Wild Thing at 01:05 AM
No Wonder Lefties LOVE The Arabs
The obstacles Arabs have erected for themselves are enormous. For all of the oil revenue that has flowed into the wealthier Arab countries, consider the overall state of the Arab world:
It does not produce a single manufactured product of sufficient quality to sell on world markets.
* Arab productivity is the lowest in the world.
* It contains not a single world-class university.
* The once-great tradition of Arab science has degenerated into a few research programs in the fields of chemical and biological warfare.
* No Arab state is a true democracy.
* No Arab state genuinely respects human rights.
* No Arab state hosts a responsible media.
* No Arab society fully respects the rights of women or minorities.
* No Arab government has ever accepted public responsibility for its own shortcomings.
So the foreign policy of Islam is to use weapons they could never have designed themselves, manufactured with technologies they have never mastered, and developed in wars fought largely against them.
It's really like their economic policy, where they sell us their oil they have no way of exploiting themselves, by people who have skills and knowledge they don't possess, to use in technology they didn't develop.
Exactly what (besides reams of empty rhetoric and brainwashed murders) do these guys produce for the world? No wonder the leftists love them. They're equally useless.
April 10, 2006
News From Iraq ~ The Bunker Notebook ~
This Category Bunker Notebook at Theodore's World,
will be about the things shared in emails from
our troops and other Americans that are
located in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Theodore's World is very aware of how
loose lips endanger our troops and other Americans
working in the hot zones, so at all times great care will be
taken in how much information is posted.
Some notes will be directly from the troops
and other notes from those such
as employees with Halliburton and others..
The author of the video is the soldier standing looking at the paperwork with the two terrorists handcuffed and blindfolded in one of the images you will see.
Please click HERE is his video and parts of his email are below.....
" The the one standing was real cocky about wanting to kill Americans. He was double checking the paperwork to make sure there were no problems. The one sitting on the ground with his back to the camera is bawling like a baby. Seems Jihad was all fun and games for this clown until our guys slapped the blind fold and plastic cuffs on him.
As usual we were doing our routine patrols and as we were heading back to Mares. We saw that the IP’s (Iraqi Police) had one of the main roads closed. Shortly after, we realized that they were working on an IED placed on the right of the road exactly where we normally pass by to make a right turn. This people have a great sense of bravery, because even with the limitation on the equipment that they were using to deactivate the IED, this IP’s worked with it fearless. There were basically about 7 IP’s on the ground, one with binoculars, two with a string with a hook in the middle of it and the rest of them pulling security for the ones working directly with the IED. The technique used to deactivate the IED was merely simple. The used the hook to extract the ignition device away from the round (one 155mm). After the ignition device was away from the round, then extracting the round out of the whole was “piece of cake”. I’m glad and thank God for these men, because it could hit any of our Stryker and cause other tragedy like on February 26, 2006.
A couple weeks ago when a SVBIED blow up and couple minutes later an IED went off about 200 meters away from the SVBIED site. When we there about 15 minutes after all this happened, but the must interesting part is who an IA (Iraqi Army) guy crawled like a snake into the hole just to peep and see what was the status of the remaining UXO (Unexploded Ordnance). After he (IA) realized that this rounds didn’t represented a threat (at least to him), he just pulled them out like candies. Even an explosion took place, it had 5 unexploded rounds inside the IED hole and we heard that the explosion from the EID was quite loud. Now you can imagine how much damage this IED would make if it would go off completely."............Sgt. Colon
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Iranian Navy and Other Iranian Military Photos
Wild Thing's comment......
If and when we do attack Iran, can we send jimmah catah over there first for a pow-wow, and them attack them!
I have read that some have warned that bombing Iran could provoke "a chain reaction" of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world and might also reignite Hezbollah.
Door Number One: "A chain reaction of attacks on American facilities and citizens throughout the world"
Door Number Two: An Iran capable of killing millions with nuclear tipped missiles
I'll take my chances with Door Number One.
The wishy loser types ALWAYS, ALWAYS worry about the 'bad guys' getting mad and what they'll do to us. Winners make the bad guys WORRY about what's happening to them.
April 09, 2006
Aaron's Blog Has Been Hacked
Aaron, of Aarons.cc got the terrorists so angry they hacked his blog, not once but twice in less then 48 hours.
Linda at Something......and Half of Something was able to capture the original hacking image the terrorists had put up at Aaron's blog. You can see the image HERE at Something....and Half of Something.
Aaron's comments regarding this can be seen at Beth's blog ....MVRWC:
"If you have any moderate Muslims,
send them to my hacked blog.
Been down for 30 hours. Hosting Matters has traced
the attack to Saudi Arabia."
"The site was restored while I was
away for the Sabbath and it’s been re-hacked."
As Linda states, It is the equivalent of an internet fatwah and she is right. And as Beth said too, be sure to back up your Blogs!! Save, back up and save!
GI Humor ~ Share Some If You Like
During training exercises, the lieutenant driving down a muddy back road encountered another car stuck in the mud with a red faced colonel at the wheel.
"Your jeep stuck, sir?" asked the lieutenant as he pulled alongside.
"Nope," replied the colonel, coming over and handing him the keys, "Yours is."
A Navy Chief and an Admiral were sitting in the barbershop.
They were both just getting finished with their shaves - the barbers were reaching for some after-shave to slap on their faces.
The admiral shouted, "Hey, don't put mess on me! My wife will think I've been in a whorehouse!"
The chief turned to his barber and said, "Go ahead and put it on. My wife doesn't know what a whorehouse smells like."
Murphy's rules for combat: #5 When in doubt...empty the magazine
The General went to the doctor for a physical. Before he began, the doctor asked him the standard questions - age, height, weight and then he asked when was the last time the General had sex.
"Oh", he mused, "It was 1955."
"Isn't that a long time to go without sex?" the doctor asked.
"I don't think so. According to your clock, it's only 2113."
A tourist walked into a pet shop and was looking at the animals on display.
While he was there, a platoon sergeant walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'll have a PFC monkey please." The shopkeeper nodded, went over to a cage at the side of the shop and took out a monkey. He fit a collar and leash, handed it to the customer, saying, "That'll be $1000." The platoon sergeant paid and walked out with his monkey. Startled, the tourist went over to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a very expensive monkey. Most of them are only a few hundred dollars. Why did it cost so much?"
The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that monkey can fire expert with small arms, score 300 on the APFT, and perform Drill & Ceremony and Small Unit Tactics with no mistakes, well worth the money."
The tourist looked at the monkey in another cage. "That one's even more expensive! $10,000! What does it do?"
"Oh, that one's an NCO monkey; it can instruct BRM, CTT, PT, D&C and SUT, and even do some paperwork. All the really useful stuff," said the shopkeeper. The tourist looked around for a little longer and saw a third monkey in a cage of its own. The price tag around its neck read $50,000.
He gasped to the shopkeeper, "That one costs more than all the others put together! What on earth does it do?" The shopkeeper replied, "Well, I haven't actually SEEN it do ANYTHING, but it says it's a Colonel."
A C-141 was preparing for departure from Thule Greenland, and they were waiting for the truck to arrive to pump out the aircraft's sewage holding tank. The Aircraft Commander was in a hurry, but the truck was late in arriving, and the Airman performing the job was extremely slow in getting the tank pumped out.
When the Aircraft Commander berated the Airman for his lack of speed and threatened him with punishment, the Airman responded: "Sir, I have no stripes, it is 20 below zero, I am stationed in Thule, Greenland, and I am pumping shit out of airplanes. Just what are you planning to do to punish me?"
Marching in the cold rain, the drill sergeant tells his soldiers, this is good sh*t..
Marines marching 20 miles in the cold rain, "This is great sh*t!!"
Navy SEALS crawling through cold swamps for 20 miles: "I love this sh*t!"
Airborne Rangers crawling through cold swamps infested with snakes and gators: "I live for this sh*t!"
Air force pilot, in his carpeted room, cable TV, after a 2 hour mission in his F-16, Fridge humming, full of cold beer,
and the AC goes out: "What kind of sh*t is this?"
What is the difference between a fairy tale and a war story?
A fairly tale begins with "once upon a time" and a war story begins with "and this is no $hit".
Divert Your Course
This is the actual radio conversation of a US naval ship with Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in October 1995. Radio conversation released by the chief of naval operations, 10-10-95.
CANADIANS: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
AMERICANS: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the north to avoid a collision.
CANADIANS: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the south to avoid a collision.
AMERICANS: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
CANADIANS: No, I say again, you divert YOUR course.
AMERICANS: This is the Aircraft Carrier US LINCOLN, the second largest ship in the United States Atlantic Fleet. We are accompanied with three Destroyers, three Cruisers and numerous support vessels. I DEMAND that you change your course 15 degrees north. I say again, that's one-five degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
CANADIANS: This is a lighthouse. Your call.
The 5 Scariest Things in the Army!
1. A Private saying, "I learned this in basic training..."
2. A Sergeant saying, "Trust me, sir..."
3. A Second Lieutenant saying, "Based on my experience..."
4. A Captain saying, "I was just thinking..."
5. And a Warrant Officer chuckling, "Watch this $%!#..."
Two airmen were driving across country on leave. They come to a Marine Corps base and decide to visit. They approach the gate and the Marine Guard walks up to the driver's window, and taps on it with his nighstick.
The driver rolls down the window, and the Marine smacks him in the head with the stick. The driver says, "Why'd you do that?
The Marine says, "You're on a United States Marine Corps Base, son. When I come up to your car, you'll have your ID card ready."
Driver says, "I'm sorry, We're in the Air Force, and we didn't know."
The Marine examines the I.D. card and gives it back to the driver.
The Marine walks around to the passenger side and taps on the window. The passenger rolls his window down, and the Marine smacks him with the nightstick.
The passenger says, "What'd you do that for?"
The Marine says,"Just making your wishes come true."
The passenger says, "Huh?"
The Marine says, "I know that as soon as you pull away you're gonna say, 'I wish that sucker would've tried that stuff with me!'"
US Marine Corps New Mascot Hummer
'Devil Dog' Steps in as New Depot Mascot
Hummer, the new mascot for Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, is undergoing his obedience training. The puppy will follow recruits through several trainings events before earning the title of depot mascot. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Kester)
By Cpl. Brian Kester - Parris Island
PARRIS ISLAND, S.C., April 7, 2006 — He is only 12 inches long, covered with white and brown hair and barks at the wall. Yet, the Marine Corps wants him to be one of the few, the proud.
His name temporarily is Hummer, and soon he will be going through recruit training to earn the title of Marine. He will then stand among a long list, including Lance Cpl. Mac and Cpl. Hashmark who have served as mascots and represented the proud tradition at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island."They are going to try to get him attached to a platoon," said Cpl. Jenna Bender, logistics clerk, Headquarters and Service Battalion and depot mascot handler. "They want to have him in the spotlight, so he can become a Marine."
Hummer will accompany recruits at various points during training, simulating his transition into a Marine. At the early age of 11 weeks, Hummer already demonstrates he has a keen mind for absorbing instruction"He is one of the best puppies I have ever had," said Bender. "He learned to sit the first week I had him. I think he is going to be a great dog to represent Parris Island."
To simulate the transformation into a Marine, Hummer will follow recruits through several trainings events before earning the title of depot mascot.
Bender, with the help of Lance Cpl. Steve Crabbe, animal control officer for Parris Island Military Police District, will teach Hummer how to stay, come when called, lie down and roll over.
The pup will also go through obedience training to learn the discipline it takes to perform his duties without barking or acting up in a public scenario."Right now he is working on learning who the boss is," said Bender. "He is being socialized. It helps (him) to have interaction with other dogs."
Hummer's responsibilities aboard the depot begin by spending time every week in the depot's Douglas Visitors' Center, where he will greet the graduation day visitors.
U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jenna Bender, logistics clerk, Headquarters and Service Battalion and depot mascot handler, plays with Hummer, the depot's new mascot, March 24. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Kester)
"He will also have to be at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor Ceremony, graduations and morning colors," said Bender, who has been around dogs her whole life. "Anytime we are told to have him somewhere, he will be there."
Hummer even has his own "barracks" inside the Douglas Visitors Center where he has room to roam freely."It is cool to put something together that everybody on the base will see, it took a lot of work," said Sgt. David Carlson, Weapons and Field Training Battalion maintenance carpenter.
The pen was constructed with a puppy in mind and contains the mascot's doghouse.
The Mascot's ceremonial handling duties will be rotated out to the Headquarters and Service Battalion non-commissioned officer of the quarter."Their responsibilities will be to handle and escort the dog during his duties at the Eagle, Globe and Anchor Ceremonies," said Dixon.
Hummer was born in Valdosta, Ga., to the same individual who breeds the University of Georgia mascots, said Bender."One of his cousins is working at the University of Georgia," added Bender. "(Hummer) could easily have been a show dog."
That being said, Hummer is a show dog of sorts, and will proudly carry on the duties of depot mascot.
Wild Thing's comment......
This dog is so cute I just want to ((((hug))) him. He will do a fine job and make everyone proud I am sure.
Afghanistan ~ Coalition Forces Destroy Insurgent Headquarters
MacDill AFB, Fla
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Afghan and Coalition offensives continued to maintain pressure on Taliban extremists this morning, striking a second blow to enemy leaders in southern Afghanistan. The Coalition first reported a senior Taliban commander killed during offensive operations last night. Then, during the early morning hours today, Coalition forces used close-air support to destroy an insurgent headquarters in the Sangin District of Helmand Province, killing a second known Taliban commander and one subordinate.“We conducted an air assault into the known enemy compound following the air strike to gather intelligence,” said Army Maj Gen. Benjamin C. Freakley, commander of the Coalition’s Combined Joint Task Force – 76. “Once our ground forces seized the objective, we confirmed that two Taliban were killed, and we captured two terrorists. These extremists offer nothing to the people of Afghanistan but violence, intimidation and fear.”There were no injuries to civilians, Coalition forces or the Afghan National Army forces that participated in the operation. The operational-level terrorist leader promoted fear and intimidation and was directly tied to attacks on Afghan civilians and government officials. He was also linked to several improvised explosive device attacks targeting Afghan civilians, government security forces and Coalition forces in the region.“Afghan and Coalition forces have the initiative, and we will continue to conduct offensive operations in southern Afghanistan to disrupt and destroy Taliban leaders and their cohorts so long as they pose a security threat to the people of Afghanistan,” Freakley said.Coalition forces are confident that Taliban extremists in southern Afghanistan can be located, targeted and destroyed.
April 08, 2006
Right Here In Sarasota ~ Democrats Call Off Rally McKinney Was To Attend
Sarasota Herald Tribune
By JEREMY WALLACE
Days ago, Cynthia McKinney was a heroine to local Democrats because she was standing up for disenfranchised voters everywhere.
The controversial congresswoman from Georgia was even worthy of taking center stage at a rally at one of area's most identifiable events: the Sarasota Film Festival.
But that was before McKinney was accused of striking a Capitol police officer and became this week's target for late-night comedians.
Now, Democrats are doing everything they can to distance themselves from McKinney, including canceling the rally.
It wasn't public pressure that caused the cancellation, said Democratic Party Chairman Henry Bright. It was the fact that McKinney was becoming too much of a distraction from the original reason they put on the rally: fair elections.
McKinney is in town to promote "American Blackout," a movie she stars in that accuses Longboat Key Republican Katherine Harris of helping Republicans steal the 2000 presidential election for President George W. Bush.
But the message of the movie was going to be overshadowed by McKinney's recent troubles, Bright said.
Since March 29, McKinney has been defending herself for striking a police officer who tried to prevent her from walking past a security checkpoint. Members of Congress usually don't pass through the checkpoints, but McKinney wasn't wearing an identification pin that members of Congress are issued.
McKinney called a press conference after the event in which she said she was a victim of racial profiling. McKinney is black."This whole incident was instigated by the inappropriate touching and stopping of me -- a female, black congresswoman," she said at a press conference.
Federal prosecutors are investigating the encounter.
On Thursday, McKinney took to the floor of the House to apologize for the incident."I am sorry that this misunderstanding happened at all, and I regret its escalation," McKinney said.
But the latest apology wasn't enough to stop Bright from canceling Saturday's rally.
Bright also said earlier press releases that called McKinney a heroine and included her name in big bold print didn't mean the rally was going to be all about her. It was the message of the movie she was involved in that was being celebrated, he said.
Republican Party Chairman Bob Waechter said he was disappointed that Democrats were canceling their event with McKinney." The Democrats choose odd heroes, and those heroes always seem to energize Republicans," Waechter said.
Wild Thing's comment.....
OMG Please.... she is NOT wanted here! I about died when Nick saw this article in the paper this morning. That she even came here with her agenda makes my air less clean.
And then looking back she gets reactions like this as well. LMAO She is sooooo NOT right in the head. haha
More than two-thirds of the state House walked out of the chamber in protest today as Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Atlanta) spoke against the U.S. attack on Iraq and declared that President Bush "ought to be ashamed of himself."
Ms. McKinney, speaking from the well on a point of personal privilege just 16 hours after the war began, called the U.S. attack the "most inane use of American will that I have witnessed in a long time."
A dozen legislators immediately rose and left. They were followed by a steady stream of others, leaving less than 50 of the 180 seats occupied in the unusually quiet chamber."She's in there talking trash," said Rep. Fred Aiken (R-Smyrna) as he reached the hallway."George Bush ought to be ashamed of himself," Ms. McKinney said. "I for one am not convinced that this is the most effective and productive use of American resolve and American will. I will not be led to the slaughterhouse for any one of George Bush's reasons."
After the 15-minute speech, Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta) hugged Ms. McKinney in an anteroom. She said she had not expected the walkout but was not surprised.
--Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Jan. 17, 1991
Let's review, then, what we know about the McKinneys:
~ When black people disagree with Billy Tauzin (her father) , they're "Uncle Toms."
~ When Cynthia McKinney disagrees with U.S. foreign policy, she gets up and starts ranting about how the president is leading us to the "slaughterhouse."
~ During Cynthia McKinney's 1996 campaign, her father calls her opponent a "racist Jew."
When asked to explain his daughter's political difficulties, he responded: "J-E-W-S."
~ Cynthia McKinney then takes even more money from pro-terrorist donors to win back her seat in 2004.
~ When she (allegedly) evades security at the Capitol and then (allegedly) disobeys a policeman's order to stop, Cynthia McKinney is entitled to hit the policeman -- and then portray herself as a "victim."
She's worried about Haiti, she's worried about Tupac Shakur, she's worried about the Palestinians, she's signing petitions for Mumia and Tookie, she's blamed Bush for 9/11 and took campaign contributions from radical Muslims, she gets 3/4 of her campaign contributions from out-of-state donors -- hey, Cynthia, have you ever thought of worrying about people in Georgia for a change?
The Rise Of The Islamist Axis ~ We Are At War With Islam
From the Jerusalem Post
On Monday, Russia's Novaya Gazeta newspaper reported that part of Ukraine's Soviet-era nuclear arsenal may well have found its way to Iran. With the breakup of the Soviet Union, the Ukrainians agreed to transfer the Soviet nuclear arsenal that remained in Ukraine after its independence to Russia. According to Novaya Gazeta, some 250 nuclear warheads never made it to Russia and are thought to have been sent to Iran instead. The report further noted that the warheads will remain operational until 2010.
Responding to the report, Gen. Yuri Baluyevsky, Russia's deputy defense minister and the chief of General Staff, said, "Russia's General Staff has no information about whether Ukraine has given 250 nuclear warheads to Iran or not."
It is impossible to assess the accuracy of the report. The Ukrainian government has dismissed its allegations. Russia may well have invented the story to shift media attention away from the growing awareness that Russian support for Teheran, Damascus and Hamas effectively places it in the enemy camp in the US-led war against global jihad.
But whether this particular report is true or false, there is no doubt that the danger to Israel and the rest of the Western world emanating from Iran and its allies is growing by the day.
In recent testimony before the US Congress, John Negroponte, director of National Intelligence, said that the danger that Teheran "will acquire a nuclear weapon and the ability to integrate it with ballistic missiles that Iran already possesses" is a cause "for immediate concern."
EVEN IF both Negroponte's testimony and the council's report are perceived by some as alarmist, this week Iran itself continued to make every effort to convince the world that assessments like these are grossly understated.
Iran conducted an enormous naval exercise called "Great Prophet" in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman. Almost every day of the exercise Iranian forces demonstrated new radar-evading ballistic missile systems. While Western defense establishments have had tepid responses to Iran's show of force, the regime built on its provocations Wednesday when the supreme commander of its Revolutionary Guards, Maj.-Gen. Yahya Rahim Safavi, issued a thinly veiled threat to close the Straits of Hormuz - the narrow waterway through which 40 percent of the world's oil passes.
While President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's poisonous and apocalyptic rhetoric has caused the Western world to step away from him, Teheran is far from isolated. To the contrary, today it perceives itself and is perceived by others as the leader of a regional Islamist axis.
In February Canada's Globe and Mail published a report in which Hussein Hajj Hassan, a Hizbullah member of the Lebanese parliament, declared that on January 20 the Islamist axis was formally cemented in Damascus.
The parley which brought about the entente was led by Ahmadinejad and attended by axis members:
~ Syrian President Bashar Assad,
~Hizbullah chief Hassan Nasrallah,
~Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal,
~Islamic Jihad chief Ramadan Abdullah Shalah
~and the commanders of PLO breakaway front groups.
~Iraqi Shi'ite terror chief Muqtada al-Sadr also pledged his allegiance to the axis.
The jihad summit took place five days before the Palestinian elections and on the same day a suicide bomb exploded in Tel Aviv.
Wild Thing's comment.........
My prayer is we have and keep a strong loyal bond between the US and Israel and NEVER allow the likes of the Clintons and Carter etc. to be in office again or America and Israel will be doomed. I am a postive person, a big time the glass is half full type, but when it comes to evil/ terrorists/ lefties reality is what it is and no fluff can lighten up the dangers that are being created by followers of Islam and those aiding the enemy.
Also in February...article HERE , Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Gillerman, warned of a new “terror axis” of Iran, Syria and Hamas, which could kick start “the first world war of the 21st century.”
“Imagine al-Qaeda or the PKK running in elections? A dictator’s democracy is a dangerous false impression,” Gillerman told the Council.
Gillerman warned of Hamas’ venture in politics, saying “the world is witnessing a new alliance between Iran, Syria and Hamas, which constitutes an axis of terror.”
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April 07, 2006
Public Service Announcement from LindaSoG
The party is at Sondra's today. Stop by and say Hi!
But You See Iran Said They ONLY Wanted These For Peaceful Purposes
By Con Coughlin
Iran has successfully developed ballistic missiles with the capability to carry nuclear warheads.
Detailed analysis of recent test firings of the Shahab-3 ballistic missile by military experts has concluded that Iran has been able to modify the nose cone to carry a basic nuclear bomb. The discovery will intensify international pressure on Teheran to provide a comprehensive breakdown of its nuclear research programme.
An Iranian Shahab-3 missile on parade in Teheran
Last week, the United Nations Security Council gave Iran 30 days to freeze its uranium enrichment programme that many experts believe is part of a clandestine attempt to produce nuclear weapons.
Iran denies it is trying to acquire a nuclear arsenal. But ballistic missile experts advising the United States say it has succeeded in reconfiguring the Shahab-3 to carry nuclear weapons.
The Shahab-3 is a modified version of North Korea's Nodong missile which itself is based on the old Soviet-made Scud.
The Nodong, which Iran secretly acquired from North Korea in the mid-1990s, is designed to carry a conventional warhead. But Iranian engineers have been working for several years to adapt the Shahab-3 to carry nuclear weapons."This is a major breakthrough for the Iranians," said a senior US official. "They have been trying to do this for years and now they have succeeded. It is a very disturbing development."
The Shahab 3 has a range of 800 miles, enabling it to hit a wide range of targets throughout the Middle East - including Israel.
Apart from modifying the nose cone, Iranian technicians are also trying to make a number of technical adjustments that will enable the missile to travel a greater distance.
Western intelligence officials believe that Iran is receiving assistance from teams of Russian and Chinese experts with experience of developing nuclear weapons. Experts who have studied the latest version of the Shahab have identified modifications to the nose cone.
Instead of the single cone normally attached to this type of missile, the new Shahab has three cones, or a triconic, warhead. A triconic warhead allows the missile to accommodate a nuclear device and this type of warhead is normally found only in nuclear weapons.
According to the new research, the Iranian warhead is designed to carry a spherical nuclear weapon that would be detonated 2,000 feet above the ground, similar to the Hiroshima bomb.
Although US defence officials believe that Iran is several years away from acquiring nuclear weapons, they point out that the warhead could hold a version of the nuclear bomb Pakistan is known to have developed. Iran has acquired a detailed breakdown of Pakistan's nuclear weapons.
The development of the Shahab-3 is just one element of a wide-ranging missile development programme.
In 2003 the Iranians concluded another secret deal with North Korea to buy the Taepo Dong 2 missile, which has a range of 2,200 miles and would enable Iran to hit targets in mainland Europe.
Earlier this week the Iranians announced that they had successfully test-fired a new missile, the Fajr-3, which has the capability to evade radar systems and carry multiple warheads.
Wild Thing's comment........
There is information on the Shahab-1 thru Shahab-6 and IRIS info HERE
With the help of the Chinese and Russian's I wonder how long it would take to turn the Shahab-6 into a true ICBM. If they can do that they can threaten New York and Washington D.C. as well as Paris and Berlin.
April 06, 2006
Harry Reid Wants Criminals To Become Citizens
Senate Democrats have successfully blocked an amendment to the immigration bill now under consideration that would have prevented aliens convicted of felonies from becoming citizens:
Democrats said the amendment would "gut" the immigration bill under consideration in the Senate and refused to allow a vote on it.
So now the Democrats are using the filibuster to protect the "right" of convicted felons who have emigrated to the U.S. illegally to become citizens.
"I do not have to explain in any more detail than what I have as why I don't want to move forward," Mr. Reid said. "I don't agree with the amendment. I don't think it's going to benefit this legislation that is pending before the Senate and I'm going to do what I can to prevent a vote on it."
Later, Mr. Reid added:
"We're not going to allow amendments like Kyl-Cornyn to take out what we believe is the goodness of this bill."
Wild Thing's comment......
Harry you HAVE lost your freaken mind! AGAIN! It is pathetic that our leaders have never had the cojones to enforce existing immigration laws. Politicians love to talk the talk, but our politicians do not know how to walk the walk. Damn the politicians, for giving this nation and this nations money to illegal invaders.
And once again where is even their conversation about securing our borders! Helloooo !
Schools Ban Patriotic Clothes, Flags
LONGMONT, Colo. - Dozens of high school students protested a temporary school policy forbidding students from displaying the U.S. flag.
Student Dustin Carlson told Denver station KCNC-TV that he was suspended for two days.
"I'm getting suspended for it and personally I think that's uncalled for," he said. "If this country means freedom, then why can't we fly our own flag? It's ridiculous."
SAN DIEGO -- In the wake of last week's immigration-reform protests, one school district is taking drastic measures, banning all symbols of patriotism, both U.S. and Mexican.
Beginning Monday, the Oceanside Unified School District is banning all flags and patriotic clothing. According to school officials, some students are using the garments and flags to taunt classmates.
Some critics of the move are calling it a violation of free speech protections guaranteed by the Constitution.
The American Civil Liberties Union points to the landmark Supreme Court case Tinker v. Des Moines. In that case, school officials attempted to stop students who were protesting the Viet Nam War from wearing black armbands."The school has to be able to show a strong likelihood that there is going to material and substantial disruption of school, and if they don’t meet that standard, then they can't censor student speech," said Kevin Neenan of the ACLU.
Keith Brentlinger displays the U.S. flag outside Hatter, Williams and Purdy, his Oceanside business.
Brentlinger said he was shocked on Tuesday when marching immigration-reform protesters tore down the flag outside his business."Some of them just grabbed the flag, and pulled it off its aluminum pole, and it got ripped," said Brentlinger.
Brentlinger told NBC 7/39 that he put up a new flag the next day.
"Some protesters drove up in their car and snagged the flag from our building and took off," said Brentlinger. "I was extremely, extremely upset. I mean, it was just ... insulting is the word."
School officials are saying that the ban is just temporary and that they were just trying to prevent violence. They would not say how long the ban would be in effect.
Wild Thing's comment........
I suppose next week then there will be lots of Che Guevara shirts on campus! I will let our Flag speak for herself.
the Ragged Old Flag to hear
Johnny Cash recite
The Ragged Old Flag
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench, an old man was sittin there.
I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".
I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
And thatÌs a ragged old flag you got hanging on it".
He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
"is this the first time you've been to our little town"
I said, "I think it is"
He said, "I donÌt like to brag,
but weÌre kinda proud of
that ragged old Flag.
"You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
When Washington took it across the Delaware,
And it got a bad rip in New Orleans,
with Packingham and Jackson tugging at it's seams.
And it almost fell at the Alamo
beside the Texas flag,
But she waved on though.
She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
There was Robert E. Lee, Beauregard and Bragg,
And the south wind blew hard on
that ragged old Flag"
On Flanders Field in World War I,
She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun.
She turned blood red in World War II.
She hung limp and low a time or two.
She was in Korea and Vietnam,
She went where she was sent by her Uncle Sam.
She waved from our ships upon the briny foam,
And now they've about quit waving her back here at home.
In her own good land here she's been abused,
She's been burned, dishonored, denied and refused,
And the government for which she stands
Is scandalized throughout out the land.
And she's getting thread bare, and she's wearing thin,
But sheÌs in good shape, for the shape sheÌs in.
'Cause she's been through the fire before
and I believe she can take a whole lot more.
So we raise her up every morning
We take her down every night,
We don't let her touch the ground,
And we fold her up right.
On second thought
I DO like to brag
Cause I'm might PROUD
of that Ragged Old Flag
U.S. Troops Secure Baghdad’s Route Redwing
U.S. Army Spc. Michael Sheridan, assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, looks onto Route Redwing in Baghdad. He provides security for an observation point and troops on the ground. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. James P. Hunter)
April 05, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- U.S. soldiers are tasked to run security operations and route reconnaissance on Route Redwing, used by insurgents to bring supplies into Baghdad.
To prevent improvised explosive devices from endangering the lives of coalition forces and Iraqis, U.S. soldiers assigned to elements of the 4th Infantry Division and 101st Airborne Division have been tasked to run security operations and route reconnaissance on Route Redwing in southern Baghdad.
Prior to the soldiers taking over Redwing, insurgents used the route to bring supplies into Baghdad, said U.S. Army Spc. Derrick Marez, a gunner with Company D, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment. Insurgents also used the route for a clear path to fire mortars at the International Zone in Central Baghdad.
Along the road, many improvised explosive device craters can be seen, some which took the lives of soldiers only a few months earlier. On the west side of the road, there is a house where insurgents planned attacks, said U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Steven Crafton, a Company D platoon sergeant. Soldiers nabbed the insurgents.
U.S. Army Pvt. Joseph Boje, a 101st Airborne Division gunner, helps secure Route Redwing in Baghdad from a humvee turret. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. James P. Hunter)
As the coalition works to hinder improvised explosive device placement, U.S. forces still need help from the Iraqi police forces, said U.S. Army 1st Lt. Christian Wollenburg, a Company D platoon leader. One of their main goals is to eventually hand over the route to the 4th Public Order Brigade, an elite Iraqi police unit.
The Iraqis now provide security at the checkpoint, controlling traffic and ensuring no weapons or explosives are brought into the area, he added. They are also conducting joint patrols with the soldiers.
Each patrol the 506th conducts, the light infantry tries to incorporate the Iraqis, said Wollenburg. Their presence lets the Iraqi people know their government is taking the needed steps to secure freedom for their country.
Wollenburg said the Iraqis are steadily improving. They are all wearing the same uniforms, carry their weapons correctly, and acting and moving as a unit.
The U.S. and Iraqi forces continuing efforts to eliminate the insurgency on Redwing will ensure safety, said Wollenburg. Their efforts will give the 506th troops the opportunity to use their combat power in another area and the Iraqi police the opportunity to take control of the mission.
By U.S. Army Spc. James P. Hunter - Multinational Corps-Iraq
NBC Ask Muslims To Troll Nascar and Other Events
Dateline NBC is apparently trying to set up a sting, asking “Muslim males” to go to sporting events such as NASCAR accompanied by NBC’s hidden cameras so they can film all the gawking “bigots.”
And these below are posted at The Haba’ib forum at MSN
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2006 13:05:54 -0800 (PST) From: Subject: Looking for Muslim Males to participate in NBC Dateline Segment [Forwarded]
I hope everyone is doing well.
I have been talking with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA. They are looking for some Muslim male candidates for their show who would be willing to go to non-Muslim gatherings and see if they attract any discriminatory comments or actions while being filmed.
They recently taped two turbaned Sikh men attending a football game in Arizona to see how people would treat them. They set them up with hidden microphones and cameras, etc.
They want to do the same thing 2 or 3 other times (in various parts of the USA) with one or two Muslim men in each setting. They are looking for men who actually “look Muslim”. They want a guy with no foreign accent whatsoever, a good thick beard, an outgoing personality, and someone willing to wear a kufi/skullcap during the filming.
They also want someone who is fairly well accomplished and has contributed to American society at large in some meaningful way.
That said, I’m urgently looking for someone who can be filmed this April 1st weekend at a Nascar event (and other smaller events) in Virginia. NBC is willing to fly in someone and cover their weekend expenses. The filming would take place all day on Saturday and Sunday.
And here they are putting the word out:
From: "Tarek El-Messidi"
Date: Sun, 26 Mar 2006 19:52:36
I hope everyone is doing well.
I recently spoke with a producer of the NBC Dateline show and he is in the process of filming a piece on anti-Muslim and anti-Arab discrimination in the USA. They are looking for some Muslim male candidates for their show who would be willing to go to non-Muslim gatherings and see if they attract any discriminatory comments or actions while being filmed.
They recently taped two turbaned Sikh men attending a football game in Arizona to see how people would treat them. They set them up with hidden microphones and cameras, etc. They want to do the same thing 2 or 3 other times (in various parts of the USA) with one or two Muslim men in each setting. They are looking for men who actually "look Muslim". They want a guy with no foreign accent whatsoever, a good thick beard, an outgoing personality, and someone willing to wear a kufi/skullcap during the filming. They also want someone who is fairly well accomplished and has contributed to society at large in some meaningful way.
That said, I'm urgently looking for someone who can be filmed this April 1st weekend at a Nascar event (and other smaller events) in Virginia. NBC is willing to fly in someone and cover their weekend expenses. The filming would take place all day on Saturday and Sunday. We already have a hijabi sister who will be filmed there but a Muslim is also needed to join her. I also need candidates for the other filming segments which will take place in the following weeks.
A few weeks later, NBC will fly all the filmed participants to New York City to interview them as a group about their experience and thoughts on discrimination they've faced in America, especially in light of the times we live in (war on terror, 9-11, etc.). The show, if approved by NBC (highly likely), is expected to air sometime this summer.
What I need from interested candidates is an email with an attached clear photograph, a resume, and contact information. I also need basic information such as age, ethnic background, accomplishments, etc. The sooner I can get this the better and please don't make emails too long. I will then submit a group of candidates to NBC so they can choose the people for the show.
Please forward this to all Muslim lists you can. Because of the upcoming filming in Virginia, this is pretty time-sensitive. My contact information is below.
---Original Message----- From: Tarek El-Messidi [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:51 AM Subject: Update to NBC Dateline Search (including sisters)
A couple of days ago, I sent out the email below regarding the NBC Dateline producer looking for Muslim males to be filmed. Alhamdulillah, I've been flooded with responses that will be forwarded to them soon. I just wanted to send an update that they decided to postpone the filming at the NASCAR event by one weekend (until April 8th). It's still not too late to submit your information but the sooner, the better.
Also, a couple of sisters have inquired about submitting info. While NBC did mention that they prefer male candidates (because they feel that people are less likely to show discrimination to a woman out of courtesy), I will also forward emails I receive from sisters. They may consider filming another hijabi sister if she's very qualified for the role. Please read the initial email I sent below about what to submit.
Again, please forward this out to as many email lists as possible.
Who is thie Tarek El-Messidi????
Tarek El-Messidi, is mentioned in this piece from the Wall Street Journal about Muslim Brotherhood influence in Tennessee. According to the story he’s a former Muslim Student Association activist who studied Islam with a radical Muslim Brotherhood preacher.
April 05, 2006
Al Zarqawi ~ Marked For Death
Al Qaida network chief Abu Mussib Al Zarqawi has lowered his profile in Iraq to focus on operations in the Levant.
Western intelligence sources said Al Zarqawi has increased activities in such countries as Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority. They said Al Zarqawi has sought to lay the groundwork for an Islamic war against Israel.
"Zarqawi is very busy these days," an intelligence source said. "But his attention is moving from Iraq to the Gaza Strip."
The sources said Al Zarqawi has been forming ties with Palestinian insurgents in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. They said Al Zarqawi has begun to cooperate with the head of the military wing of Hamas, Mohammed Deif. They said that in 2006, about a dozen Al Qaida operatives entered the Gaza Strip to form cells.
Wild Thing's comment.....
But wait, the Lefties say give Hamas a chance. ugh!
This is weird or maybe I head this wrong....according to other reports, Zarqawi was "fired" by the resistance in Iraq. So they're now claiming he left to pursue other interests elsewhere?
Mossad will find the terrorist bastard.
A Letter To John Murtha (traitor to America)
DEAR CONGRESSMAN MURTHA...By JOHN A. LUCAS
ISAW YOU ON TV recently. With all the venom and bile you could muster, you pronounced, "This is George Bush's war."
I understand fully what you were saying. You were telling the country and - more import- antly - our enemies, that this is not your war, that you do not support it.
More than that, you were saying that it is not your party's war. And, you were telling Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Osama bin Laden and their jihadist allies that it is not America's war: "This is George Bush's war!"
You are wrong, congressman. Dead wrong. You are wrong on three levels: institutional, historical and moral.
On the institutional level, Congress voted to authorize this war. Virtually every prominent Democratic politician spoke in favor of its objectives - Hillary and Bill Clinton, John Kerry, Madeleine Albright and Joe Lieberman, to name just a few.
Many now conveniently ignore or seek to rationalize their vote. A few courageously stand by it.
But, it is not Congress' war, either. When Congress voted to authorize the war and the commander-in-chief gave the order to initiate it, it became our war. Ours: yours, mine, the country's. Our war, sir, not George Bush's.
You are wrong, too, about history - past and future. You were referring, of course, to the Iraq "war." However, history tells us that this is one battle in a larger war against radical, fascist Islamic fundamentalists who seek to conquer.
Do you know your history, sir?
Do you listen to what our enemies say?
Listen, they will tell you: They seek to restore Islamic rule and sharia law over that portion of the world that they regard as historically "theirs."
They mean not only the Mideast, but northern Africa, central Asia - and even Spain.
Then, they seek to expand that rule by imposing the same regime on any country where there is a significant Muslim population, anytime. They mean Europe, Nigeria - keep your eye on Nigeria, congressman, it is already happening in that most populous country of Africa - and, yes, the United States.
Do you deny any of these things? On what basis, sir?
They rightfully identify the United States as the sole power capable of standing in their way, of marshaling opposition to them.
Calling this battle "George Bush's war" won't blunt their strategy. No, it supports it.
Have you forgotten the other Islamic fascists' battles against us, indeed against the world?
Do you remember the airplane hijackings, the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, the USS Cole, the bombing of a barracks at a U.S. air base in Spain, bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the World Trade Center in 1993, in 2001?
They all are part of this war that George Bush did not start.
Yet they are not even the beginning of this war, congressman. This war has been going on for centuries, and it is not going to end if we retreat now, as you advocate.
Finally, you are wrong on the moral level.
Let me explain, lest you think that you have a monopoly on morality.
My son is now preparing for his second combat deployment in this battle. He will tell you that it is his war.
In his first combat tour, my son wrote: "I truly see this as a battle between the forces of good and evil. How can anyone not? Good brings hope to a whole people that have never known any and evil cuts the heads off innocent civilians on TV."
THAT SORT OF sums up the morality that our soldiers see. He and his comrades would like to think that they are not fighting this alone, that this is not just their and George Bush's war.
They would like to think that they fight for this country, including you, congressman.
It is their war, it is my war, and it is this country's war.
My son's life, and the lives of all the men and women fighting this battle are too precious to be endangered by politicians who give aid and comfort to our enemy in order to score rhetorical political points.
If you will not desist, I can only hope that responsible members of your party will repudiate your dangerous rhetoric and condemn your assistance to our enemies.
John A. Lucas, a lawyer in Knoxville, Tenn., is a West Point graduate and was an infantry platoon leader in Vietnam, where he earned four Bronze Stars.
Image below to
watch Video of Democrats
speaking of Saddam BEFORE
we went to War in Iraq
April 04, 2006
Armed Forces Week on Wheel of Fortune ~ TV Game Show
"Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak chats with contestants during the popular game show's Armed Forces Week, which airs April 3-7 in most U.S. markets.
In an effort to highlight the U.S. military, one of the world's most popular television game shows is featuring 15 members of the armed forces in this week's competition.
"The episodes, taped in February in Culver City, Calif., are a way for the show to express its appreciation for the military, said Amy Prenner, the senior unit publicist for Sony Pictures, which produces the show.
"We've done a week like this once before in San Diego," Prenner said. But this week features servicemembers from all over the United States.
This should make the host Pat Sajak feel right at home. Sajak was an Army broadcaster in Vietnam. He continued Adrian Cronauer's "Good Morning, Vietnam" greeting from 1968 through 1970.
"This is a tough time for our men and women, and they are doing some tough work, and not always with universal appreciation for what they are doing," Sajak said in an interview with the Pentagon Channel. "This is our way of reminding Americans of the great work they do and our way of showing a little appreciation and, hopefully, spreading a little money their way."
Harry Friedman, the show's producer, said he appreciates the sacrifices U.S. servicemembers make. "We're a game show; we're all about having fun," Friedman said. "But we also have great respect for our armed forces, the men and women who serve in every single branch."
The show listed participating servicemembers :
Beran Young, U.S. Navy, Naval Medical Center San Diego
Vince Boncich, U.S. Army, Ft. Bragg, N.C.
Diana Aragon, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Paul Cemanec III, U.S. Navy ROTC at San Diego State University
Mindy Freeman, U.S. Air Force, March Air Reserve Base, Calif.
Daniel Norton, U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Pendelton, Calif.
Rashad McKinney, U.S. Army, Los Alamitos, Calif.
Charri Witucki, U.S. Air Force, Hurlbert Field, Fla.
Kevin Hunter, U.S. Marine Corps, Naval Air Station Miramar, Calif.
Jack Landreth, U.S. Marine Corps, Naval Air Station Meridan, Miss.
Rick Hawkins, U.S. Coast Guard, Long Beach, Calif.
Victoria Dourgherty, U.S. Air Force, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Shawn Purvis, U.S. Air Force, Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo.
Joe Stager, U.S. Marine Corps, Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Helen Knight, U.S. Army, Fort Irwin, Calif.
Military Photographers on the Frontlines
“The assignment... simple. The objective... illusive. The cost... immeasurable. We are the men and women who go through great risks to get the shot. We extraordinary videographers and photojournalists train with the best, operate in the worst and get noticed the least. Our mission is to be there when history happens. Ever notice that photo or video clip in the news, book, or documentary? Well, someone had to be there. Someone had to get the shot. Someone had to tell the story. We are that someone.” Courtesy of U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Aaron Ansarov
"Military Photographers On the Frontlines" is a collection showcasing the work of some of our best military photographers. The most recent addition features U.S. (Army Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika)
Moussaoui Excuse~ He Faced Racism As A Child ~ waaaa
A federal jury found al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui eligible Monday to be executed, linking him directly to the horrific Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and concluding that his lies to FBI agents led to at least one death on that day.
"You'll never get my blood, God curse you all," Moussaoui said afterward. He had sat in his chair and prayed silently as the verdict was read."
After months of hearings and trial testimony punctuated by Moussaoui's occasional outbursts he now faces a second phase of the sentencing trial to determine if he actually will be put to death.
That phase begins Thursday morning for the only person to face charges in this country in connection with the nation's worst terrorist assault, the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people as jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field.
The jury now will hear testimony on whether the 37-year-old Frenchman, who was in jail at the time of the attacks, should be executed for his role.
Those testifying will include families of 9/11 victims who will describe the human impact of the al-Qaida mission. Court-appointed defense lawyers, whom Moussaoui has tried to reject, will summon experts to suggest he is schizophrenic after an impoverished childhood during which he faced racism in France over his Moroccan ancestry.
Wild Thing's comment......
Wait just a dog gone minute here........"impoverished childhood during which he faced racism in France over his Moroccan ancestry."..............
Can you believe this?? I have lost count how many times in my life I have heard lawyers say this about the bad guys, that our police officers bust their butts and risk their lives to catch, and then a lefty lawyers and Judges will blame the bad guys up bringing as an excuse.
The jury should have reached a decision in less than ten minutes. The fact that they took so long shows that many people in this country still don't get it.
April 03, 2006
Saying No To Evil vs. Denying Evil
"The descent from truth to the darkened level where one calls evil good, and good evil, requires intense hatred. ... The Communist recruiters had to soften up their candidates by teaching them to hate."
What is a common example of disbelief in evil? A person who calls terrorists "freedom fighters" is giving away the fact that he does not believe they are evil. If the random murder of civilians by zealous fanatics is not evil, then nothing is evil. Therefore, it is a fair deduction that many of those who do not believe the terrorists are evil also do not believe in the existence of evil.
Those who deny the existence of evil are often outraged when good men give evil a name and fight against it. This outrage sometimes prompts them to take the side of evil. Their wish to vindicate their stand that evil does not exist naturally leads them to become apologists and defenders of evil.
The term "freedom fighters" confers praise to evil. The defense of evil can be very close to the admiration of evil. Evil is seductive precisely because it is secretly admired by deeply-buried chambers of darkness in the human heart. Therefore, it is very difficult to defend evil without slipping into the veiled admiration of evil. This is why the ACLU has slipped from defending evil clients because they have constitutional rights, to having solidarity with miscreants and enthusiasm in their advocacy of evil causes.
The dark journey downward into evil
The passage from truth to the hideous delusion that evil is admirable--and even good--is a journey through shadowy corridors and through several levels of descent into darkness. This journey into darkness typically has at least seven stages. They are like seven levels of dark basements that one descends in series.
1) The first floor down into the darkness involves denial that one is a sinner. One remains there until he erects defenses against the idea that he is a sinner. Then he can resume his downward descent. The place is dark because the defenses of denial will not allow light to intrude.
2) From the stage-one denials, the journey into darkness proceeds downwards to a second denial--the denial that evil exists. This is followed by the erection of defenses against the idea of evil.
3) Then comes the descent into the delusion that those who fight evil are themselves evil: (a) "You must be evil because you say those nice freedom fighters are evil," and (b) "You must be evil for breaking our 'speak no evil' rule. You shock our sensibilities by telling us about the disturbing things that those nice gays are doing."
4) Next comes the hatred of those who fight evil. Hatred is a crucial stage in the developmental process of evil and leads to many delusions. Without hatred, paranoid conspiracy theories and poisoned ideologies cannot come into existence.
5) The fifth floor down into darkness is to believe--or to be willing to tell the lie--that evil things are good, and good things are evil. "Woe unto them who call evil, good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter." (Isaiah 5:20)
6) The sixth stage is to hate the victims of evil or to hate those whom the good guys are protecting. When professor Ward Churchill called the victims of the 9/11 terror bombings "little Eichmanns"--i.e., like Adolf Eichmann, the Nazi mass murderer--he was functioning at the sixth level of evil and hatred.
7) The seventh stage of evil is serial killing, terrorism, and genocide.
The American left blames the hatred for America and the abundance of recruits for terrorism on American foreign and military policy. However, evil is not reasonable--a hard reality that those who deny the existence of evil are unable to understand.
It is astonishingly naive to suppose that the anti-American hate-machine will close down if we are nicer to jihadists. This would be like telling Jews in Nazi Germany that it was their own fault they were on their way to the gas chambers because they were not nice enough to the Nazis.
Evil exists .......It cannot be bargained away, placated, appeased, or persuaded. It will keep on coming until someone has the moral courage to stand against it.
Wild Thing's comment....
Some nuggets worth pointing out from the full article...
Those who trust in the power of truth feel no need to shout.
...our battle is not one of good versus evil, but of truth versus evil.
When a society denies the existence of evil, the forces of evil are given cover.
The descent from truth to the darkened level where one calls evil good, and good evil, requires intense hatred.
The bristly Joe McCarthy was right, David Horowitz and others are right today, and anyone who understands this ….the REDS are here and well and out to kill this relatively young country!
Once and awhile I share something here at my blog that is a part of my childhood/ my family. What I am going to share with you is because evil/leftism has to be fought or we will disappear as a country. Just as PC is a very big part of it too and we all know how PC has taken things to new depths of evil.
When I was growing up we had many visitors to our home in Illinois. I am not sure even today how many of them came about, I simply experienced them. It was not unusual for us to entertain authors and other people that had become well known in the world. My Father's business and business interests were throughout the world so maybe that is one of the reasons the various contacts were made. But each time we had a visitor it was a remarkable time in my young life. I would sit and listen to their conversations and take it all in. Something inside of me knowing it was a unique experience and one to be savored. Each person I remember distinctly spoke of leftism and the evil it brought to the world. As I got a little older they also spoke of PC and how it would chip away at America effecting many of our freedoms.
Many memories but one of the memorable ones was a man named Malcolm Muggeridge. Muggeridge defined liberalism as a "death wish" and spoke of it being responsible for the destruction of the moral and cultural traditions of Western Civilization. Muggeridge was right and when I saw this article and I just had to post it. As I did a flood of memories ran through my head of my years spent listening to my Father and others speaking on this very subject of the evil/leftism.
Not to take away from the article I posted, but I would like to include here two quotes by Muggeridge.
"One of the peculiar sins of the twentieth century which we've developed to a very high level is the sin of credulity. It has been said that when human beings stop believing in God they believe in nothing. The truth is much worse: they believe in anything."
"Every happening, great and small, is a parable whereby God speaks to us, and the art of life is to get the message.”
I apologize for my running on like this, call it old age, well not too old haha, it is just a regular old shoe kind of girl (me) looking back and connecting the dots to the world today.
Bet We Can't Even Pay Them To Go Back Home
They have the same mental defect that is pravalent among the Democrats. They hate the US, but they want our money. The other day on the radio I heard I heard a teacher from Los Angeles Unified say, "We are teaching this to the children. We support these demonstrations." They provided buses to the students.
They're quite racist, while shouting racism. They possess a populist sense of "folk" that is almost Hitlerian in scope. They're being agitated and organized by the usual, collectivist suspects. In my opinion, these foreign invaders made a major Public Relations blunder with their arrogant waving of foreign flags in our country.
Maybe they don't care about Public Relations, maybe they are just stupid, or maybe they really want to take us on.
Wow! They are brazen, ignorant assholes.
Here is a question for those of you illegals trashing this country in your protests and vile use of putting our Flag upside down. If the U.S. is so inferior, then why are you here?
Girls In The IDF ~ Then and Now
Dr.Ruth, Sex Sage and Ex-Sniper with the IDF
An interview with the 4-foot-7-inch-tall (140 centimeters), German born, Jewish grandmother. Dr. Ruth has lived through and survived the tragedy of the Holocaust, plus the loneliness of being an orphan, and the Israeli War for Independence. She was born as Karola rith Siegel in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 4, 1928.
"I am very old fashioned, and a square. I believe in love. I believe in relationships. I believe in people staying together for a lifetime or as long as possible.
My parents sent me away from the Nazis when I was ten years old and my entire family died at Auschwitz. They were all exterminated in concentration camps.
And when I went to then Palestine, which became Israel in 1948. But Palestine was not the land of milk and honey of which Ruth had heard. On May 14, 1948, Israel declared its independence. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Irak immediatley attacked the new nation, and once again Ruth's world collapsed. Ruth, dedicated to the building of a Jewish homeland, joined the Haganah and was trained as a sniper. On her twentieth birthday she had just finished up guard duty when an Arab shell exploded at her feet, seriously injuring her. Her recovery was slow, but she survived to walk again. It injured and killed many of her friends.
The first fellow who offered to marry me…we loved each other, and we are still good friends—but it wasn't a marriage forever. Then I met a gorgeous looking French guy and I married for one year and have a beautiful daughter, and then that didn't lead to a relationship. However, my late husband who passed away, he was Fred Westheimer. We were married for 37 years, and that was a marriage.
We were all trained in the forerunner of the Israeli Defense Force, and for some reason that I can't explain I'm a very good sniper. I can put five bullets into this little red circle (makes circle with her fingers). I know how to throw hand grenades.
I am what you call bold because the one thing that I've learned coming out of Nazi Germany is that I have to stand up and be counted for what I believe. And that's how people are listening to me, because they know it's not a put-on.
The women of the IDF today....click HERE for more photos.
Wild Thing's comment.....
I had never known this before about Dr. Ruth. I saw this interview and was impressed that she had been a sniper in Israel.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM
April 02, 2006
Iranian-made Torpedo The Fastest? Hmmmm Propaganda Iranian Style
VIDEO from Fox News.....just click on the speed you use in the large screen in upper left corner.
announced its second major new missile test within days, saying Sunday it has successfully fired a high-speed torpedo capable of destroying huge warships and submarines.
The tests came during war games that Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards have been holding in the Gulf and the Arabian Sea since Friday at a time of increased tensions with the United States over Tehran's nuclear program.
The Iranian-made torpedo — called the "Hoot," or "whale" — has a speed of 223 miles per hour, said Gen. Ali Fadavi, deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards' Navy.
That would make it about three or four times faster than a normal torpedo and as fast as the world's known fastest, the Russian-made VA-111 Shkval, developed in 1995. It was not immediately known if the Hoot was based on the Shkval.
"It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines. Even if enemy warship sensors identify the missile, no warship can escape from this missile because of its high speed," Fadavi told state-run television.
It was not immediately clear whether the torpedo can carry a nuclear warhead.
More than 17,000 Revolutionary Guards forces are taking part in the weeklong maneuvers. On Sunday, paratroops practiced a drop in an attack on a mock enemy position, and warships, jet fighters, helicopters and sophisticated electronic equipment were used in other exercises.
Iran, which views the United States as an arch foe and is concerned about the U.S. military presence in neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan, says the maneuvers aim to develop the Guards' defensive capabilities.
Senator Flip Flop's Flap
Full text of Democratic radio address:
"Good morning. I am Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts.
"This week Senate Democrats won an important victory toward comprehensive immigration reform that honors the contributions of immigrants and provides real security for America.
"The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bi-partisan immigration bill that: 1) provides a path toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants, 2) re-unites families, and 3) strengthens border security.
"Democrats made sure that the Dream Act was included, so that young people who have spent most of their lives in the United States, who believe in our country, who have stayed out of trouble, can have a chance at a higher education. We also recognize the hard work of those who labor in our fields and we insisted on an initiative that would allow more than a million agricultural workers to earn a path toward legalization.
"We stood up to the Republicans who saw immigration reform as a chance to punish immigrants. We eliminated provisions that would criminalize immigrants and anyone who would help them. This was an important step, given the fact that the House Republican approved bill passed in December would allow the prosecution of clergy, hospital workers, charities or anyone else who would help thy neighbor. Cardinal Mahoney from California was right to take a stand against this punitive measure, and we Democrats were able to defeat it.
"Democrats were able to achieve all of this, despite attempts by Senate Republican Majority Leader Frist to cater to the narrowest interests in his party and impose a wrongheaded enforcement only bill.
"We understand what this fight is all about. We are a nation of immigrants and we are a nation that is strengthened because of immigrant contributions to our economy and communities. As someone married to an immigrant, I am reminded every day by my wife of how you can love your roots and love your heritage even as you fulfill the full measure of your love of this country and your loyalty as a United States citizen.
"Today, everyone knows our immigration system is broken -- but Democrats recognize that we can't fix it unless we do this comprehensively and do it right.
"Although this week's victory is important, we must continue to fight so that comprehensive immigration reform finally becomes the law of the land. Democrats will continue to advocate for tough and smart policies that help secure all Latino families and all Americans. With your help, we can get the job done.
"I am Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts.Thanks for listening."
Wild Thing's comment......
Come on John tell us one more time....." I am Senator Kerry from Massachusetts." hahaha
As usual, you are obfuscating by leaving out one itsy-bitsy, teenie word: ILLEGAL!
hmmmmmm let's see here's what Kerry really means:
1. Guest workers - More immigrants
2. Path to Citizenship - Make sure those waving Mexican flags get registered to vote Democratic ASAP.
3. Re-unites families - Make sure that we bring the extended families of all illegals here to vote too. Especially if they can be persuaded to settle in Red states.
4. Border Security - Unionize the border patrol to make sure its as ineffective and corruption ridden as possible. Yeah, hire a few more guys to featherbed the operation.
Remember The 5 D's
A HET, or heavy equipment transporter, prepares to continue a convoy to Baghdad International Airport. The massive truck and trailer system boasts 48 wheels and a trailer with rear-wheel steering. It is capable of hauling M1 tanks and some of the military’s heaviest equipment.
Unit tasked with moving machinery from Kuwait into Iraq
A heavy job that calls for heavy equipment
BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT — An armored rig roars down the open road, equipped with a 500-horsepower engine and 48 wheels.
It’s part of an imposing convoy headed “up north” from Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Their mission is to bring units’ equipment into Iraq after it arrives in Kuwait.
The soldiers of Battery B, 1st Battalion, 77th Field Artillery Regiment out of Fort Sill, Okla., are driving the Heavy Equipment Transporter, or HET.
A portion of the battery’s 2nd Platoon recently navigated Iraq’s dangerous, roadside-bomb-laden highways and made it to Baghdad International Airport without incident or injury.
“I feel a lot safer in these things,” said Sgt. Keith Noon, 22, of Tucson, Ariz. “I think it intimidates [the enemy]. I don’t think they want to attack such a huge vehicle. Even if they do try it, they know they won’t be able to do anything to it.”
As the convoy got closer to Baghdad, the threat of small-arms fire and roadside bombs increased. Before making the last leg of the trip to the airport, one soldier gave some friendly advice, quoting from the movie “Dodgeball.”
“If anything happens, remember the five ‘D’s,” he said, jokingly. “Dodge, duck, dive, dip and dodge.”
A roadside bomb was located on the main supply route the convoy was traveling Wednesday night. An explosive ordnance disposal team was dispatched to the site, and the convoy was held up for some time.
Just prior to midnight Wednesday, the convoy made it safe and secure to a staging area at Baghdad International Airport — without the need to employ the five D’s.
The following is a sample of the some of the music soldiers listen to while on convoy:
“Ride of the Valkyrie” composed by Richard Wagner
“Midnight Wagon” by Insane Clown Posse
“In Between Dreams” album by Jack Johnson
“The Gambler” by Kenny Rogers
“Bombs over Baghdad” by OutKast
“Enter Sandman” by Metallica
April 01, 2006
For Them It's April Fools Day 24/7
Congressional Democrats promise to “eliminate” Osama bin Laden and ensure a “responsible redeployment of U.S. forces” from Iraq in 2006 in an election-year national security policy statement.
In the position paper to be announced Wednesday, Democrats say they will double the number of special forces and add more spies, which they suggest will increase the chances of finding al-Qaida’s elusive leader. They do not set a deadline for when all of the 132,000 American troops now in Iraq should be withdrawn.
In an attempt to turn the tide of public perception that Democrats are weak on national security issues, Democrat leaders issued a national security policy statement. Hoping to strike fear in the hearts of terrorists everywhere and inspire voters in the midterm election, they promised a fresh approach, "one that is strong and smart, which understands the challenges America faces in a post 9/11 world, and one that demonstrates that Democrats are the party of real national security," as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stated. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid echoed this sentiment, saying, "We need a new direction on national security, and leaders with policies that are tough and smart. That is what Democrats offer." Sounds pretty good so far. What do they propose? Well, that's where there's a teeny problem. See, they don't offer specifics. They say they want to capture Osama bin Laden, but they don't say how. They do, however, suggest they will double the number of special forces and add more spies to the payroll.
And what do they suggest for Iraq? They want a troop withdrawal, but they don't say when they want it done. But they do say, "We will ensure 2006 is a year of significant transition to full Iraqi sovereignty, with the Iraqis assuming primary responsibility for security and governing their country and with the responsible redeployment of U. S. forces."
Gee. I feel safer already.
Guys, there's a reason why Democrats are seen as weak on national security. It's because they are weak on national security! Top to bottom, Democrats have been openly hostile towards our military and national security for decades, and that's not something that can be overcome with a policy statement. Especially considering their actions speak more loudly than that statement.
Throughout the 80s, which party opposed Ronald Reagan's attempts to beef up the military to defeat the Soviet Union, which would have made us safer? The Democrats.
During Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, which party had prominent members come out against the war with the chant "no blood for oil"? That would be the Democrats.
After the Berlin Wall fell, which party promptly demanded military spending be cut? Survey SAYS...the Democrats.
Which major political party ran a candidate who wrote a letter stating that he "loathed the military"? Can you say "the Democrats"? I knew you could.
Which party said military service was not the sign of a good President? Say it with me now! The Democrats!
Which party actively sought to discount the military vote in the 2000 election during the Florida recount? You spell it D-E-M-O-C-R-A-T.
Which major party has undermined the war plan in Iraq by stating the Commander In Chief broke the law, lied to get us into war, and is only seeking to make his rich donors richer? And the answer is... why, it's the Democrats!
Which major party ran a candidate who said the Iraq war was "the wrong war at the wrong time" in spite of the fact that same candidate supported going to war with Iraq in 2002? I'll take "Democratic Party" for $1000, Alex.
Which party speaks with pride about the number of people in their ranks who served our country, but call George W. Bush a draft dodger who went AWOL from the Air National Guard? The password is "Democrat."
Get the picture?
But let's get beyond the past and look at the actual problems with the proposal the Democrats have laid out for us. First, the idea to double the number of special forces and spies to get Osama bin Laden is odd, considering what the Democrats have said regarding our force levels in Iraq. People like Rep. John Murtha have said repeatedly that we didn't bring enough troops to beat back the insurgents, and Democrats both at the grassroots level and the national level have echoed this sentiment. And they've all commented on lower-than-expected recruiting levels, which may or may not be happening in all branches of the military.
Riddle me this, Batman. If we don't have the troop numbers in Iraq to win, where are the soldiers and spies going to come from? And wouldn't those troops be more effectively used in Iraq to fight off the insurgents? This would help to bring the troops home sooner. As far as the spies are concerned, that takes time and training. Are we going to expect the terrorists to put their attacks against us on hold until we get our troops up to speed? I can just imagine Reid or Pelosi making the request: "Yeah, I know you want to kill us because we're infidels, but could you hold off on that until we get our people trained so they can be more effective against you? Thanks. Love ya!"
Now, let's move onto the lack of a timetable to get our troops out of Iraq. This has been an issue Democrats have used against President Bush for quite some time now. Now, when the Democrats unveil their master plan, it lacks a timetable. And for that, I'm sending the DNC a bill for a brand new Irony Meter because mine broke after reading about this fact. It's amazing to me that anyone considers the Democrat "plan" to be a viable alternative to what President Bush is already doing. The Democrats have put out a policy statement full of promises, but lacking in any specifics. I sense John Kerry's hand in this.
More important than the Democrats' lack of a serious plan, though, is the apparent lack of thought put into this policy statement. It should be pointed out that if the Democrat plan sounds a little familiar, it should. It's the same plan Bush has had and promoted since the beginning of the Iraq War. As Joe Biden will tell you, copying off someone else isn't a key to success. Nor does it reflect any serious thought on such an important matter, which is essential to anyone proclaiming themselves to be the ones with the plan for a better future, not to mention the ones who proclaim themselves to be smarter and more in touch than the President.
CAIR April Fools-This April 1
For those that may not know CAIR is organization founded by Hamas supporters which seeks to overthrow Constitutional government in the United States and replace it with an Islamist theocracy using our own Constitution as protection.
Once every year, CAIR or the Council on American-Islamic Relations gathers its followers in various ‘hot spots’ around the nation to raise money and flaunt its homemade status as a “civil liberties group,” in an attempt to convince the world that they are something which they are not.
This year’s annual banquet in Florida will fall fittingly on April 1st or April Fools. The title of the event is ‘Partners for Peace & Justice.’
The keynote speaker for this weekend’s event will be David Cole. Cole is a professor at Georgetown University Law Center, a board member of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the Legal Affairs Correspondent for the publication, The Nation. As an attorney, he has been involved in a number of high profile cases. This includes United States v. Eichman, which established that the First Amendment allows for the burning of the American flag.
Cole also played the role of lead counsel for terror operative, Mazen Al-Najjar. Following a 1997 deportation order for overstaying his student visa, Al-Najjar was jailed as a potential threat to the United States public. In July, 2001, after a hard fought court battle, Cole and his legal team lost a federal appeal, thereby denying Al-Najjar asylum. In August of 2002, he was deported to Lebanon. [Al-Najjar would later be named as a co-defendant in the trial against his brother-in-law, Sami Al-Arian.]
In a CAIR press release, dated March 8, 2006, the group announced to the world that its National Board Chairman, Parvez Ahmed, had been elected to the board of the ACLU of Florida.
In the past, the ACLU had participated in events with the group and had even ‘locked arms’ in legal actions with CAIR, but never had it gone so far as to take one of its leaders into its ranks. About his new position, Ahmed, who is also a speaker at the April 1st fundraising dinner, stated: “American Muslims view the protection of civil liberties as one of the most important issues facing our nation today. By working with the ACLU in Florida, I hope to strengthen constitutional rights and help balance those rights with legitimate national security concerns.”
Parvez Ahmed has written some disturbing things in his own right. In December of 2005, he called for the release of terrorist Sami Al-Arian. Al-Arian had been the North American leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, an organization that carries out suicide operations against innocent Israelis. Al-Arian had also been involved with CAIR’s parent organization, a Hamas-front called the Islamic Association for Palestine.
With CAIR, the horrors of terrorism and destruction disappear like magic. Except that they’re not really gone. We’re just made to think they are. This April Fools, once again, CAIR will attempt their magic act on the world. And they’ll even throw in a comedian for good measure. If we fall for this act, the real fool is us.
Wild Thing's comment......
The only 'peace and justice' CAIR wants is the 'peace' of the entire World under the thumb of islam and the 'justice' of eliminating the hated Jews and Christians from the face of the Earth. CAIR supports terrorists, they are completely pro the death cult of Islam.
Quote from Omar Ahmad
Co-founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations
President and CEO of Silicon Expert Technologies. A Palestinian who grew up in a refugee camp in Jordan.
“Those who stay in America should be "open to society without melting (into it)," keeping mosques open so anyone can come and learn about Islam, he said. "If you choose to live here (in America) ... you have a responsibility to deliver the message of Islam," he said. Islam isn't in America to be equal to any other faith, but to become dominant, he said. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth."- Omar Ahmad
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