October 31, 2006
Rep. Duncan Hunter Announces 2008 White House Bid
SAN DIEGO — Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Monday he will run for president in 2008.
"This is going to be a long road, it's a challenging road, there's going to be some rough and tumble, but I think it's the right thing to do for our country," Hunter, who has represented the 52nd Congressional District in San Diego County for 26 years, said at a waterfront press conference.
The declaration allows the California congressman to begin raising money and organize supporters in early Republican primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Hunter's bid surprised some Republican leaders in Washington. He had not been discussed as one of the many candidates considering a presidential bid, including Sens. John McCain of Arizona, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.
Solidly pro-life, A+ from the NRA, sponsored the border fence bill and some other pro-life bills. Vietnam vet, small business owner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee. He is 58 years old. Duncan Hunter's father was a WWII Marine, and his son a Marine who has served in Iraq
Hunter got an "A" rating from Gun Owners of America.
There is this.... which is also great about him.
COSCO Doesn't Deserve Long Beach Port
by Congressman Duncan Hunter
He also nailed CNN recently with a question asking "whether CNN wants US to win against terrorists when they aired the video of terrorists killing our soldiers. And he demanded the Pentagon do something about it.
Hunter says Dubai is unfit and cannot be trusted to manage ports in America.
He is a champion of border enforcement among other things.
Duncan Hunter's voting record....HERE.
Duncan Hunter was born in Riverside, California. He briefly attended the University of Montana and the University of California, Santa Barbara before enlisting in the United States Army. He served in the Vietnam War in the 173rd Airborne Brigade and the 75th Army Rangers. After returning, Hunter utilized the G.I. Bill to attend Western State University Law School in San Diego and, while completing his degree, he supplemented his income by working in farming and construction.
Hunter's son, Duncan Duane Hunter, a First Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps, was deployed to Iraq in 2003.
Congressman Duncan Hunter...his website
1870 Cordell Ct, Ste 206
El Cajon, CA 92020
PHONE: (619) 448-5201
FAX: (619) 449-2251
Duncan Hunter is a tough SOB - he is willing to call a spade a spade - and that has a way of forcing issues to the surface where other politicians have to address the same issues with equal or greater strength.
I think this is great news.
Have a Fun Halloween
President Bush with his John Kerry pumpkin. But of course heh heh
And of course our troops!
This is a Halloween card for all of you........ CLICK HERE
Have a great Halloween everyone and eat lots of candy.
Kerry Bashes Our Military
John Ziegler Show" on KFI 640AM in Southern CA played a clip from Senator John F Kerry's appearance at Pasadena City College with candidate Phil Angelides, Democrat for CA governor.
At the event, Kerry had this to say about our brave military volunteers:
"You know, education, if you make the most of it, if you study hard and do your homework, and you make an effort to be smart, uh, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."
You can CLICK HERE to hear the audio.
Wild Thing's comment.......
For starters Kerry is such a LIAR!
Liberals hate the military. America's military, in any case. Kerry is a shirker and malingerer who ran away from Vietnam after three months and three scratches, two of which were probably self-inflicted. He used his cameo appearance in the war zone as a platform from which to declare real warriors as like unto the "hordes of Ghengis Khan." What a thoroughly despicable poseur and phony.
This should be front page on every paper in the country, but the media won't show it I bet. Maybe on Hannity or Rush Limbaugh might play it today. But it won't be in the morning paper for sure.
The Nightmare on Main Street Edition of the GTB Blogburst
This weeks Guard the Borders blogburst is brought to you by Heidi at Euphoric Reality
I was having a helluva time writing an article for this week's GTB Blogburst. Over the weekend, I started three articles and each one fizzled out for lack of inspiration. For instance, I started one on President Bush's new fence bill - the one that has no funding - and it was hard for me to work up any outrage, since I wasn't surprised at such an empty gesture. In fact, I was expecting nothing less from this President, and that's a sorry indictment of how faithless he's become. The President's abrogation of this issue has boiled my blood for years, and is one of the main reasons why I am no longer a Republican, but now a furious and rebellious Independent. As I mulled over what to say about Bush's latest nothingness, I realized that anything I had say about his treason on this issue,
I've already said before - and then some.
So I started another article about the effect of the immigration issue on elections; or rather, the effect it should have, but isn't. Because here we are at election time again, having to hold our noses to go elect more of the same do-nothing politicians. Yeah, the same types who have successfully ignored the will of the people for so many years. Out of a nation of 300 million people, you'd think we could field a few really top notch candidates for leadership at any level. But noooo...
The point is that I remain uninspired and severely jaded. Call it writer's block, or call it a crisis of faith, but... I. GOT. NUTHIN'.
So, in a late hour attempt to find some really good material to offer our faithful Blogburst readers, I sent out a request to our affiliates for their favorite links this week, which I could compile for everyone's convenience.
Thus, this week's Blogburst is a little bit of a Trick or Treat - some chilling, and some funny. Which is apropos, considering that our nation's immigration policy is a monstrous nightmare for mainstream Americans.
The Nightmare on Main Street Edition of the GTB Blogburst
So Bush signed a law to create a border fence. Here
is an image of the fence as designed by a joint committee of Mexicans and Liberals, and approved by Bush...
"Report an illegal to the Feds and watch the Feds sit on their hands!"
Minuteman 2.0.: The Minuteman
project was a publicity stunt; we now need to take it to the next level and have citizen patrols guarding the
"Needed: Border Billboards": As soon as sniper
posts are erected along our borders, we'll need some billboards erected that read something like this...
The Carpentersville Saga: Carpentersville Illinois is pursuing a Hazelton style ordinance, but as these two videos show, not if the pro crime Hispanics and their supporters have
anything to say about it!
"The US Border Patrol and Border Police are Out Gunned, Out Manned and Facing an Enemy with Technological Superiority Over Them!": You knew illegals were coming into the USA daily, but did you know that down in Mexico they are literally being brought up to the border by the train load? The report has the pictures to prove it!
Trains from Central America and Mexico en route
to the U.S. border
Wild Thing sent some more jarring photos of our uninvited and unwelcome and undocumented "guests"- and no, these are not crazy Halloween costumes:
If you think illegal immigration is nothing more than "good hard-working people, with good intentions" sneaking in here for a little harmless Trick-or-Treat, then these posts from some of the strongest contributors to Guard the Borders will convince you of the ghoulish truth.
This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the
forefront of our minds as we're going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you
are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our Blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to admin at guardtheborders dot com.
October 30, 2006
Project Valour IT: The Few, The Proud, The Marines!
2006 Project Valour-IT Competition Starts Today
For those of us that love our Marines and appreciate all they do. Those of us that have Marines in our family this is a great opportunity to say thank you.
Because some of you have sons and daughters serving now, I want to give you an opportunity as well to donate to their branch with Project Valour IT.
Army would be Blackfive
Also Army at Argghhh!!!
Navy go to Chaotic Synaptic Activity
Air Force fly over to OP FOR
But it would also be nice if you also give to the Marines. I mean who doesn't just love the Marines.
Dates: From October 30th until November 10th (a day rich with significance for many reasons, not the least of which is that on that day in 1775 the United States Marine Corps was founded by the Continental Congress) Theodore's World or also known as PC Free Zone will carry the battle colors for the Project Valour IT Marine Corps fundraising team.
What is Project Valour IT all about, you might ask?
It's grateful Americans, providing laptops with voice-activated software for severely wounded troops. The story behind this project is a moving one:
Project Valour-IT began when Captain Charles "Chuck" Ziegenfuss was wounded by an IED while serving as commander of a tank company in Iraq in June 2005.
During his deployment he kept a blog. Captivating writing, insightful stories of his experiences, and his self-deprecating humor won him many loyal readers. After he was wounded, his wife continued his blog, keeping his readers informed of his condition.
As he began to recover, CPT Ziegenfuss wanted to return to writing his blog, but serious hand injuries hampered his typing. When a loyal and generous reader gave him a copy of the Dragon Naturally Speaking Preferred software, other readers began to realize how important such software could be to CPT Ziegenfuss' fellow wounded soldiers and started cast about for a way to get it to them.
A fellow who writes under the pseudonym FbL contacted Captain Ziegenfuss and the two realized they shared a vision of creating libraries of laptops with voice-controlled software that could be brought to the bedsides of wounded soldiers whose injuries prevented them from operating a standard computer. FbL contacted Soldiers' Angels, who offered to help develop the project, and Project Valour-IT was born.
In sharing their thoughts, CPT Ziegenfuss and FbL found that memories of their respective fathers were a motivating factor in their work with the project. Both continue their association with this project in memory of the great men in their lives whose fine examples taught them lasting lessons of courage and generosity.
If you're a blogger, you can sign up and join a team here. You will get button code so your readers can make a donation (see below) that will be credited to your team.
If you wish to donate, you can use the button below or the one in my sidebar, or send a check (with MARINES in all caps on it!) to:
1150 N Loop 1604 W, Suite 108-493
San Antonio, TX 78248
Other ways to promote:
* Blog and email your friends about Valour-IT and the competition
* Tell your friends, family and neighbors about Valour-IT
* Challenge your co-workers or employer to match donations
* Consider involving clubs, churches, or charitable organizations you are involved with. Maybe your church would designate all or part of a Sunday collection. How about Scouts?
* Post flyers around your neighborhood
* If you have any contacts in the media (local or national newspapers, radio, TV, PLEASE spread the word! Point them to the Project Valour IT site
Project Valour IT offers a way for us to tell them we have not forgotten their sacrifices, and that is truly priceless.
A little about my why
All the men in my family served in the military. My husband was in the Navy, as well as two of my Uncles Andrew and Greg. Another, Uncle Steve was Career Army. Then Uncle Ed and Uncle Alex were Air Force. Bringing in the Marines, my family had 5 that chose the Marine Corps. I wish I had photos of all of them but I only managed to get one on my last visit home.
This photo is Uncle John, he was a Marine all the way. Is there any other way to be? (big smile). He served in several wars, and lost his right arm and left left in the last one he was in (Vietnam).
Two of my Aunts also served as Nurses during WW11.
My Father was a baby during WW1 and just a tiny bit too old to serve during WW11. A year before Pearl Harbor, as my Father wrote in his company journal, his factory went to war. He wrote of the war clouds gathering and threatening the security of the United States. How the country began to plan for defense, a year before Pearl Harbor and how business owners and factory owners offered their factories to the government.
His words went on........." And then you know what happened? The day the bombs fell on Pearl Harbor, since that day boys were marching away. The service flags appearing in the windows on streets and seeing some of those stars in the flags turn to gold. I will never forget seeing these things.
So our factory went to war. Our factory is one of the first in America to manufacture war goods, and I know others will follow. Our men and women had worked pridefully before, but when we turned the factory into helping in the war effort we all worked together for the lives of our sons and brothers because they depended on each piece we made. I could see the light shining in their eyes. I could see their hearts talking through their hands as those hands sped this new work.
It is magnificent, and thrilling, the amount of work the men and women in my factory are doing, all with such excellence, and an ever growing flow of war goods moving from our factory to our military that need what we have for them.
Harry and his wife Elma knowing what they do might be used by their son Eric. Pete and Susan thinking their son’s life too might be saved by what we are making here and how they are a part of it. So many of my employees having sons serving in this war. I want to always know each one of their names.
What a day it was opening the letter “ This is to inform you that the Army and Navy are conferring upon your organization the Army-Navy Production Award for high achievement in production of war equipment.” This was a letter to all of us, to share with all my employees.
And what a day it was, Army and Navy distinguished guests, a band and you all know how I love bands playing. The Army and Navy awarded this Flag. Everyone in the company looked up as the Flag hoisted up the staff. Tears in all of our eyes and pride welling up in our hearts. And the men and women that did all the work I know they were proudest of all, I know I was proudest in them. It was a grim sort of pride though, hard to explain really, a pride that seemed to say “ you think what we did was fine, just watch what our boys are going to do.” And we will keep on making war goods until victory and peace are won. And then we’ll start again the work we put aside to go to war."
My Father is the one with the red heart above him.The Army - Navy E pennant was received by my Father along with all the employees at a celebation that day. Brig. Gen. Donald Armstrong presented the E banner to the entire company.
I tell you these things because all the branches are important not just to me, but to all of us. They all make a difference and all our Veterans from every branch are why I live in the land of the free. Our troops today need our support and how could we not be there for them when they are always there for us 24/7.
I chose the Marines to support in Project Valour IT because of Uncle John. I wish they had this for him when he was injured. Let's not let those in today's war be like Uncle John that could have used something so wonderful like Project Valour IT.
It's A Jihadists Christmas Charlie Brown
Someone has already flagged it as inappropriate for some users. Shock. I wonder how long before it's pulled altogether
* Beth at My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
True Grifters Bill and Hillary Clinton Fail At Birthday Money Grabbing Bash
Americans snub invitation to pay $500,000 for Clinton birthday party
When America's liberal elite were offered the chance to pay up to $500,000 each (about £260,000) to attend Bill Clinton's 60th birthday extravaganza tonight - with the added promise of a private Rolling Stones concert - a packed house was expected.
Wife Hillary and daughter Chelsea sent out about 10,000 invitations to Hollywood tycoons, movie stars, captains of industry and Wall Street - with all proceeds to go to the former President's charitable foundation.
Those who pledged the top price were promised the 'Birthday Chair Package', with the best seating for the concert as well as a chance to have photographs taken with Mr Clinton during a round of golf and a three-day series of cocktail, brunch and dinner parties.
The minimum price, with inferior concert seats and no brunch, was set at $60,000 (£31,000). But with many rich Democrats sending their regrets, The Mail on Sunday can reveal that last Wednesday the Clintons drastically slashed prices to $12,500 (£6,500) for one reception and the concert, or $5,000 (£2,600) for just the Stones.
With the looming possibility of Bill and his long-suffering wife and daughter finding themselves amid a sea of empty chairs at the 2,900-seat Manhattan venue, tickets then went on sale to the public for as little as $1,710 (£900).
And there is a danger that the Clintons' plans may end in a total fiasco, after the Stones cancelled Friday's show in Atlantic City when Mick Jagger complained of a sore throat and was ordered to rest by a doctor.
The supergroup has flown to New York in preparation for today's concert but an insider said it was too soon to know whether Jagger will be fit enough to perform.
A friend of the Clintons said last night: "It is all highly embarrassing for Bill and Hillary. When they created the idea, they thought it would go like wildfire. What's not going to please some who did come up with $500,000 is finding regular Stones fans there who got last-minute tickets on the internet."
A spokesman for the Stones insisted it was always intended that the public could attend and that some seats were left unsold because director Martin Scorsese is making a film about the band. He said: "Scorsese didn't know where he wanted to put the cameras. It wasn't until that was decided that the unfilled seats could be put on sale."
Mr Clinton's Press spokesman declined to comment.
Wild Thing's comment........
Hahahahaha Love news like this. heh heh
The article says Bill's birthday, but Hillary's is October 26th. Maybe because donating huge sums of money for Hillary's birthday there might be some ethical issues, since she is a sitting senator and all, so they call it Bill's birthday.
I'm betting this embarrassing bit of news on the Clintons does not get covered by media.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:57 AM
Poll Shows Muslims Support Democrats
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) released a poll of 1,000 registered Muslim voters in the United States it said showed the community has changed a great deal since 2000. In 2000, Muslims voted for George W. Bush, but they switched to support the Democrats in 2004 to protest the anti-Muslim policies by the Bush administration.
“Bush keeps saying Islam is a ‘religion of peace,’” said Iham Aklohd, a poll respondent from Washington, DC. “We are warriors for Allah. We are not ‘turn-the-other-cheek’ pansies. He has defamed us. Now the Republicans must pay.”
Aklohd emphasized that it was not only Bush’s words of disrespect that has Muslims riled.
“Bush is interfering with our religious outreach efforts,” Aklohd said. “His spies listen-in on our phone conversations. His troops kill our Muslim brothers.”
Many poll respondents expressed confidence that Democrats would be more respectful of the ways of Islam. “We don’t hear Democrats insisting Islam is a religion of peace,” said Mohamed Nifhim, a poll respondent from Michigan. “They aren’t demanding we yield to decadent western values.”
“Unbelievers are enemies of God,” said Ibak Mohron, a Saudi here on a student visa. “There must be no interference with our struggle against them.” Mohron said he will be voting for Democrats in November because “they accept our right to live by our own values. They will disband the troops. They will stop the American government from fighting on the side of Satan.”
Future Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) welcomed the poll results.
“This is just one more piece of evidence showing that Americans are ready for a change from the failed policies of the Republicans,” Pelosi said.
Wild Thing's comment........
Yep, the suicidal love affair our liberals have with these serial killers will pay off in votes. As for me the Democrats can have the votes of the Muslims, I could care less, and I certainly am not surprised.
American Mosques and Islamists
85% of American Mosques are Controlled by Islamic Extremists
Wild Thing's comment......
I like Cavuto and I thought it was interesting what Peter King had to say. I wish we could get rid of the mosques, I know we can't, but I do believe they are a being used to teach hate, and one day our country will pay a terrible price for all the PC that is allowed regarding Islam in our Nation.
' Free Saddam or else...'
29/10/2006 17:19 - (SA)
Amman - Saddam Hussein's defence team has drafted a letter to US President George W Bush warning of dire consequences if an Iraqi court issues a verdict against the ousted Iraqi president for crimes against humanity.
In a copy of the letter received by AFP in Jordan on Sunday, lead Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi also urged Bush to set free Saddam and put an end to the trial which he described again as illegal and a farce.
"We believe that it is necessary to stop this farcical trial and set free President Saddam Hussein, and all the prisoners, because this is the only solution for your troops and your difficult position in Iraq," Dulaimi said.
"This is also the best way for the future of Iraq, the region and the world," he added.
He warned that a verdict by the Iraqi High Tribunal against Saddam and seven co-defendants over the killing of 148 Shi'ite villagers in the Iraqi village of Dujail could plunge Iraq and the region into violence. The villagers were executed after a 1982 attempt to kill Saddam.
"This decision will set ablaze anew the country and plunge the entire region into the unknown...," he said.
The Iraqi lawyer, who heads the Amman-based defence team, said the verdict due by the court was timed to coincide with US Congressional elections.
"There is an unfair decision that has already been taken by the court to eliminate President Saddam Hussein in time with the US Congressional elections, through which the US administration seeks to safeguard its position," he said.
Dulaimi also told Bush: "You will risk your troops who have lost control over Iraq and you will place in danger your interests and the security of the region."
Wild Thing's comment.....
Hmmmmm, so let's see now. Back on October 6th 2006, just a few weeks ago, we heard how loather of America Ramsey Clark said.....Saddams Death Will Unleash 'catastrophic' Violence. More on that at found at this post here at Theodore's World.
And now Saddam's lead Iraqi lawyer Khalil al-Dulaimi and his letter he drafter. My goodness, my knees are shaking from all these doom and gloom threats, the sky will surely fall if Saddam is punished for his crimes apparently.
He sounds just like that Muslim doctor I used to work with. He also sounds a lot like the Democrats, " we never should have gone into Iraq", " we should have left Saddam in power", and on and on.
What a bunch of bunk! OH how I wish these lawyers had a website, one that I could post at and tell them just what I think about them and their Saddam.
October 29, 2006
You're Invited to Check Out The Cotillion Colloquy
Being a part of The Cotillion has been very special for me. It is a great group of women bloggers. Each one bringing their own unique personality and passion to the group. We laugh, talk, cry, laugh some more and share on all sorts of topics.
I love how unique we all are, I think that is what makes it such a special group. The difference makes it exciting and we learn a lot from one another. I love them all very much.
Beth at Blue Star Chronicles has put together a post and you can see what some of us have been posting about.
Please click HERE and see what we have to say about so many things. These women are strong, caring, loving and smart. I am very honored to be a part of this fine group.
Thank you Beth for putting this together, it is awesome!! And I LOVE the graphic you have for it as well! The graphic above is made by Beth at Blue Star Chronicles for this very special post about the Cotillion.
Words That Carry the Weight of the Cost of Freedom
I can never forget this speech by keynote speaker Sen. Zell Miller (dem. Georgia) at the 2004 Republican National Convention. It gave me goozebumps!
With all the hate and all the attacks on our troops, I just felt a need to play this right now. We have an election coming that if we don't win our country may very well see another destructive future like the one that Bill and Hillary gave us during their 8 yeras of treason and crimes.
Please Click HERE to hear Sen. Zell Miller's speech once again if you like.
Iranian Cleric Campaigns for Democrats
US Republicans in Crisis
TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)-
Tehran's interim Friday Prayers Leader Seyed Ahmad Khatami stressed that the savage and devilish performance of the US President George W Bush has placed Republicans in a very critical condition.
Addressing a large fervent congregation of the worshippers on Tehran University Campus today, Khatami noted the upcoming US Congress elections and the decisive role that the election results will play on the next presidential elections in that country, and said:
"The savage and devilish acts and performances of Bush, as a Republican, have placed his party in a very critical condition."
He pointed to the heavy casualties sustained by the US army in Iraq as a further factor deteriorating the Republicans' stand on the political scene of the United States, and continued:
"To shrink the crisis, the US administration will certainly try to project its problems on others in the coming days, but they must know that allegations about the intervention of Iran and Syria in Iraq's domestic affairs may not solve their problems."
The cleric stressed that the only move helping the US administration to escape its present crisis is unconditional withdrawal from Iraq.
Elsewhere, he noted the United States' conspiracy for encountering the people in such Islamic states as Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine, and added:
"They seek to confuse the world of Islam so that the main enemy, i.e. the Zionist regime, is no longer the focus of concern. And we can unfortunately observe that in some states they have gained some success in this regard as some Lebanese statesmen are apparently unaware of the depth of the US plot."
Elaborating on what he termed to be the United States' Hypocrisy, Khatami mentioned:
"On one hand they pretend to support the Iraqi government and on the other hand they seek to undermine the position and performance of that government. They chant many slogans about their fight against terrorism, but they, meantime, meet terrorists and order them to kill as many Iranians and Shiites as they can in Iraq."
He also referred to the US plot in Afghanistan, and stressed that Washington is seeking to make a deal with the extremist groups in that country, warning that the US is prepared to victimize everyone in case its interests so require.
This week's interim Friday Prayers Leader of Tehran also stated that the US Secretary of State has come to visit the region in a bid to fill all the regional states with the feeling of intimidation about Iran.
He reminded that the Islamic Republic of Iran has never aggressed against any other country in the last 27 years despite its military power, and addressing the neighboring states, said:
"You must know that Iran is like your powerful brother who will certainly help you whenever you are in crisis."
He also warned Iran's neighboring states that the US is just seeking to loot their wealth and oil.
In another part, of his second sermon, Khatami pointed to Iran's nuclear issue and reminded that Tehran is not seeking anything beyond its rights, and further dismissed the UN Security Council resolutions on Iran, saying that the freedom-seeking nations of the world will not at all heed such resolutions.
He also reminded that the western countries have stopped negotiations and referred Iran's case to the UNSC while both Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and EU Foreign Policy Chief Javier Solana have described their four rounds of talks as constructive.
"Western countries should know that Iran favors negotiations," the cleric pointed out, adding that imposition of sanctions on Iran has never yielded any benefits for the western states in the last 27 years.
He advised the West to give up their present approach and policy of threat, warning that they will have to sustain more losses than Iran in case they embark on imposing sanctions on Tehran.
Wild Thing's comment......
OH really, hard to tell if this is a Democrat speaking or this Iranian cleric! Not much difference, maybe Harry Reid wrote his script for him. Or Michael Moore, gosh there are so many we could pick from that are Democrats that easily could have been this cleric's writter. hahaha
Go ahead Seyed Ahmad Khatami and sound off all you want, we are used to this kind of bull. But we must let you know we have heard a lot better and some with much more passion in their delivery. You might want to throw in a little of the Howard Dean tactics of yelling and a few praise Allah's to top it off. And oh yes, don't forget using the word fight, fight, fight, that is a favorite of the Dems. They always add in how they will fight for us. hahaha
Boots On The Ground
October 28, 2006
The Father-son Bond of Dick and Rick Hoyt
Wild Thing's comment..........
I have always loved the stories of the human spirit. There is truly nothing that can beat it. I guess that is one of the reasons I am such a huge supporter of our military too. The human spirit that rises in a soul to want to serve our country. That voice inside a person that says, make a difference in this world as much as you can no matter how big or small, but make a difference. Give back to a country that you love, carry on the fight for our freedom that others before have fought for and paid the highest price to make it possible.
This story is another story of the human spirit. The love of a Father for his son. The bond a Father has with his son and what they do together as a team.
I had not heard of this family till one of my friends in the Cotillion, Romeocat, shared a video of them. My heart was touched so much, tears streaming down my face and my heart bursting with such pride in how love carries any of us to the greatest lengths we never dreamed we could do.
Here is just a small part of the story from HERE
Dick and Rick Hoyt are a father-and-son team from Massachusetts who together compete just about continuously in marathon races. And if they’re not in a marathon they are in a triathlon — that daunting, almost superhuman, combination of 26.2 miles of running, 112 miles of bicycling, and 2.4 miles of swimming. Together they have climbed mountains, and once trekked 3,735 miles across America.
At Rick’s birth in 1962 the umbilical cord coiled around his neck and cut off oxygen to his brain. Dick and his wife, Judy, were told that there would be no hope for their child’s development.
"It’s been a story of exclusion ever since he was born," Dick told me. "When he was eight months old the doctors told us we should just put him away — he’d be a vegetable all his life, that sort of thing. Well those doctors are not alive any more, but I would like them to be able to see Rick now."
When the computer was originally brought home, Rick surprised his family with his first "spoken" words. They had expected perhaps "Hi, Mom" or "Hi, Dad." But on the screen Rick wrote "Go Bruins." The Boston Bruins were in the Stanley Cup finals that season, and his family realized he had been following the hockey games along with everyone else. "So we learned then that Rick loved sports," said Dick.
Here is their story
* Romeocat......Cat House Chat
Yo Wolf Blitzer ~ Lynn Cheney Sure Did A Great Slapdown!
Lynn Cheney in CNN sitdown, slapdown: Do you want Amercia to win??????
CHENEY: You made a point last night of a man who had a bookstore in London where radical islamists gathered. Who was in Afghanistan when the Taliban were there. Who went to Pakistan. You know, I think that you might be a little careful before you declare this as a person with clean hands.
WOLF: You are receiving to the CNN "Broken Government" special. This is the one John King reported on last night.
CHENEY: Right there, Wolf. 'Broken Government.' What kind of stance is that? Here we are. We are a country where we have been mightily challenged over the past six years. We've been through 9/11, we've been through Katrina. The president and the vice president inherited a recession. We are in a country where the economy is healthy. That's not broken. This government has acted very well. We have tax cuts responsible for the healthy economy. We are a country that was attacked five years ago. We haven't been attacked since. What this government has done is effective. That's not broken government. So, you know, I shouldn't let media bias surprise me, but I worked at CNN once. I watched a program last night.
WOLF: You worked on CROSSFIRE.
CHENEY: ...And i was troubled.
WOLF: All right. Well that was probably the purpose, to get people to think. To get people to discuss these issues. Because --
CHENEY: Well, all right. Wolf, I'm here to talk about my book. But if you want to talk about distortion --
WOLF: We'll talk about your book.
CHENEY: Right, but what is CNN doing? Running terrorist tape of terrorists shooting Americans. I mean, I thought [Rep.] Duncan Hunter asked you a very good question, and you didn't answer it. Do you want us to win?
WOLF: The answer of course is we want the United States to win. We are Americans. There's no doubt about that.
CHENEY: Then why are you running terrorist propaganda?
WOLF: Well all do respect, this is not terrorist propaganda.
CHENEY: Oh, wolf.
WOLF: This is reporting the news. Which is what we do, we are not partisan.
CHENEY: Where did you get the film?
WOLF: We got the film, look, this is an issue that has been widely discussed. This is an issue we reported on extensively. We make no apologies for showing that. That was a very carefully-considered decision why we did that. And I think, I think --
CHENEY: Well I think it's shocking.
WOLF: If you are a serious journalist, you want to report the news. Sometimes the news is good, sometimes the news isn't so good.
CHENEY: But wolf, there's a difference between news and terrorist propaganda.
Wild Thing's comment.......
God bless Lynn Cheney! I am so proud of her, so very proud!!!
I hope we see more and more of this. CNN needs to be brought down to their knees ( at least that) if not worse! Blitzer is a worthless POS.
Wolf Blitzer is not a journalist. Like most other on-screen personalities at CNN he is a copy reader--an actor with enough literacy to read news copy written by wire services or rewritten by CNN writers from newspaper copy. "Broadcast journalism" is, with few exceptions, an oxymoron. His partisan, political hit piece on the Bush administration just prior to an election demonstrates how corrupt he is. Blitzer has the ethics of a crab louse.
You know you have been in Iraq to long when......
Subject: You Know You have been in Iraq to long when........
from some of the troops in country
When mortars land near your compound and you roll over in bed and think "still way off, I got another 5 minutes"
When you start humming with the Arabic song playing on the radio on the shuttle bus
You walk an extra 6 blocks to eat at the KBR dining facility to have the exact same food they are serving in your dining facility because you think it tastes better
You actually volunteer for convoy security duty because you still haven't seen the country yet
You start picturing your wife in traditional Arab dress
The contractors have more fire power than the military combat units. (This is true)
You take the time to add your lines to this list
You've spent $200 dollars at Haji mart on dvds buying Basic Instinct, 9 and ½ weeks, and Body of Evidence just for the sex scenes
You drink the water from the tap because you want to drop 20 pounds in two weeks
Driving around in SUVs with weapons pointed out the windows and forcing cars off the road seems very normal
You can put your body armor and helmet on in the dark in under 5 seconds
When the organization you work for has changed its name more than 3 times
When you can actually talk to people in the United States on a cell phone, yet you can't get people on their cell phone a block away
When you actually spend more time writing e-mail about the dog in the compound versus how to conduct the
fight in Najaf
Your idea of a fun Thursday night is to go to the Palace pool to watch the State Department folks get drunk, naked and try to pick each other up
When you actually get excited to get a package that contains 3 pair of socks, 12 bars of soap and a Victoria Secret
When you start to enjoy the rocking of the trailer every time the MEDEVAC choppers fly over
You memorized every episode from the 4th Season of Sex in the City
You enjoy the audience commentary while watching a movie bought at Haji mart
You see celebratory fire going over the compound at night and think, "wow the colors are so pretty" and want to fire back
Your thinking of buying real estate in the green zone
You wake up and think Baghdad, I am still in friggin Baghdad
You make the new guy show you his count down timer just to make you feel better about your time you have left in country
You're in the Army and you start saying Ooorah
You're in the Marines and you start saying Hooah
You're in the Navy and you realize you are in the middle of the desert, the exact opposite of being in
the middle of the ocean, where one might normally find the Navy.
You're in the Air Force, and you're on the plane home because an Air Force tour is too short to have been a long Iraq tour. Ignore this list, zoomie, you won't get it.
You only notice the stench of Haji funk when its not there
You plan on removing all trees and grass in your yard when you get home so it will look more natural
You forget there are other colors than brown that can be found in places other than power point slides
The temp drops down to 102 degrees and you shiver while reaching for your Gortex jacket
You have noticed a change of season, from long, hot and dry to short, cold and wet.
When you go on R&R, you duct tape your child to the roof of your car, hand him a pellet rifle, and
assign him a sector of fire for the ride to "The Olive Garden."
When you can comfortably shave and brush your teeth using bottled water, but don't mind showering in the "non-potable" local water.
While on R&R, you look out the window and find Nature, which leads you to wonder who stole your sandbags.
When some of the contractors wear their DCUs more properly than some of your soldiers.
When 12 hours is a short work day
you go Battle Captains!
When, During the BUA, "DIV asked MNSTC-I for the FRAGO that MNC-I was supposed to publish, but couldn't because MNF-I hadn't weighed in, since they were too inundated with MOD and MOI war-gaming the JCCs
within the ISF to square us away!" is a valid comment and generates no
When you start using words like G'day mate, Cheers, and Bloody hell as part of your normal vocabulary
When you have your opinions printed in the STARS and STRIPES more than 3 times
When the palace catches fire and instead of helping to put it out you grab a bag of marshmallows and start roasting
When you step into any office and there are 6 colonels, 12 lieutenant colonels, 15 majors, and 8 captains supervising the work of 1 sergeant
When you end every phone conversation with "Out"
When you're ordered to get an air mission together on short notice because it's a "Hot priority" only to have the Major call back once he is in the air to ask "Does anyone know where I am going?"
When the weapon buyback program has become so successful that you have issued the same AK-47 to the
Iraqi army 3 times
When you can actually tell the difference between the sound of an exploding car and an exploding
When on R & R you tell your wife that your weapon status is Red and your looking for the clearing barrel
When on R&R you go to Church and wonder why no one is wearing body armor or carrying an automatic weapon to the service
You see an indirect fire attack take out a generator and get angry at the enemy for not hitting the
one that powers your computer
You see an indirect fire attack take out an air conditioner and your vigor to fight is renewed
You yell at the FNG for shouting incoming when the rounds don't impact close enough to hit your tent with dirt
You know that you need to run inside immediately after any win of an Iraqi sports team to keep from being hit by celebratory fire
You decide for that for shits and grins - lets take a run around Lost Lake at Camp Victory to see if we can get shot at by the sniper
You never worry about oversleeping because if the morning call to prayers doesn't wake you, the daily 0430 mortar attack will (most mornings)
The highlight of your shopping experience at the PX is to see that they got in a new shipment of Schick Tracer razor blades
When you send out your laundry and your whites become grayer, your blacks become grayer and your
DCU's become grayer - makes it easier to sort loads...
You get offended by people wearing clean, pressed DCU's
You decide that it is a better course of action to pull your blankets over your head than put on your body armor during a mortar attack - the woobee will save you and at least you are comfortable
You make a contest out of seeing who can wear their uniform for more days before becoming entirely
disgusted with themselves
You wonder if the fish served at dinner really was carp caught out of the Tigris or Camp Victory's lake
A rocket or a mortar really isn't a big deal until the crater it leaves is big enough to trip over in the dark on the way to the latrine
You go to a social gathering and intermittent gun fire or explosions don't even cause a pause in the
St. Louis Cardinals Win World Series 2006
St. Louis Cardinals
2006 World Series Champions!
Wild Thing's comment.......
For all the troops that got to watch and those that didn't get to see the game. Congratulations to those of you that cheered on your St. Louis Cardinals. I am so happy for you.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ~ Yadda Yadda Get New Writers
Iranian President Ahmadinejad:
"The West Should Pick Up the Zionist Regime ‘By the Arms and Legs’ and Remove It from the Region; U.N. Resolutions Are Illegitimate; America & England are Enemies of the Iranian Nation"
From the article:
The following are excerpts from an address delivered by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, which aired on Jaam-e Jam 1 TV on October 20, 2006. In the address, Ahmadinejad stated that the U.S. was extorting the entire world using the Holocaust as a pretext and that the West was being held hostage by "the Zionists" by means of the Holocaust, and instructed it to pick up "the Zionist regime by the arms and legs, and remove it" from the Middle East. He further claimed that the U.N. Security Council and its resolutions were illegitimate and that "the whole world knows that America and England are the enemies of the Iranian nation."
To watch the VIDEO click HERE
October 27, 2006
Our Military Takes A Stand and Fights Back!
Wild Thing's comment.......Enough is enough! After all the bad press and slanderous news, untrue news the U.S. Department of Defense is standing tall and has created a website called For The Record.............................
October 27, 2006: The U.S. Department of Defense is now taking its requests for corrections public through a website known as For the Record. Here, the Department of Defense is openly calling for corrections from major media outlets, and even noting when they refuse to publish letters to the editor.
The Defense Department has been dealing with a number of misleading stories. From Newsweek's misreporting of a Koran-flushing incident (caused by a detainee, not guards as reported by Newsweek), to claims of prisoner mistreatment (often without context, including one instance where a detainee spat on an interrogator), to a massive rewriting of an embedded reporter's report on the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment's efforts in Tal Afar, by editors of Time magazine, to the revelations about NSA efforts, the DOD has been barraged by numerous stories, many of which were followed by angry editorials.
The DOD is pushing back, not only putting out requests to correct the record (with the refusals published as well), but also citing stories of heroes that the media has failed to cover – usually two or three a week. Among these are accounts of those who have been awarded medals for battlefield bravery, like Navy Cross recipients Robert J. Mitchell Jr. and Bradley A. Kasal, as well as Silver Star recipients Juan M. Rubio, Sarun Sar, Jeremy Church, and Leigh Ann Hester. The DOD has also followed CENTCOM's lead in running pieces on what terrorists actually say – another item largely ignored by the mainstream media.
The Department of Defense is acting in an effort to avoid a repeat of the aftermath of the 1968 Tet Offensive. On the battlefield, American and South Vietnamese forces won a victory – effectively destroying the Viet Cong and crippling North Vietnamese forces in South Vietnam. However, media misreporting, including Walter Cronkite's famous mischaracterization of the war as a "stalemate", took away the victory that had been won on the battlefield. Such a scenario is less likely now, largely due to the presence of the internet (including blogs), talk radio, and other news networks – and the Department of Defense is taking advantage of alternative ways to get around the mainstream media.
Wild Thing's comment.......
I am so excited about this, and so proud of our military for doing this......
UC Irvine's Campus
Once a sleepy suburban university, UCI has joined the ranks of Columbia University and UC Berkeley as a hotbed of anti-Zionism. The situation has become so tense that the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights — in reaction to a complaint filed by the conservative Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) — is investigating allegations of anti-Jewish harassment at UCI and administration indifference.
The latest attack happened the weekend of October 8, a student housing building was defaced with swastikas.
So what happened, how was this taken care of?
The Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Manuel Gomez held a meeting. And this is what he said:
"Some of the Jewish students at the meeting revealed that they and others had been subject to verbal and physical intimidation at the hands of MSU members, and that they had previously reported these claims to campus security. In light of this, some students asked that Drake place restrictions on where MSU events are held, saying that if their events were held in classrooms as opposed to public spaces, their effect would not be as broad. However, Chancellor Drake told Jewish students at the meeting that he cannot restrict any club, that it would be “violation of law to prohibit certain speech.” Gomez emphasized that though hate speech may be present, he would not seek to curtail it, as “one person’s hate speech is another person’s education.”
Amir Abdel Malik Ali at UC Irvine 10/05/2006
"Every time we fought in the name of Allah, we always won... we are not afraid of THEM".
More than a dozen Jewish student leaders met with Chancellor Michael Drake and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Manuel Gomez on Wednesday, October 18 to discuss the recent anti-Semitic vandalism here amidst a broader discussion about how Jewish students feel they are treated. This meeting marked the first time that the chancellor met with Jewish students about their concerns over the atmosphere on campus since his installation 15 months ago.
The students present expressed their displeasure regarding the current tense situation on campus between Muslim and Jewish students and the recent vandalism.
“I hate that things like this happen,” Drake responded, acknowledging that there has been speech on campus promoted by the Muslim Student Union (MSU) that is largely hateful. Drake called hate-speech “vile,” “awful,” and “stupid,” and said it is “weak” human beings who engage in such speech. The chancellor also asserted that hateful speech does absolutely nothing to promote understanding and tolerance.
Many Jewish students at the meeting blamed the Muslim Student Union for creating an environment in which hate speech can prosper, which they felt had a direct connection to the vandalism.
Some of the Jewish students at the meeting revealed that they and others had been subject to verbal and physical intimidation at the hands of MSU members, and that they had previously reported these claims to campus security. In light of this, some students asked that Drake place restrictions on where MSU events are held, saying that if their events were held in classrooms as opposed to public spaces, their effect would not be as broad.
However, Chancellor Drake told Jewish students at the meeting that he cannot restrict any club, that it would be “violation of law to prohibit certain speech.”
Gomez emphasized that though hate speech may be present, he would not seek to curtail it, as “one person’s hate speech is another person’s education.”
Drake stated that it is not in the power of the University of California to prohibit speech on campus in any fashion because it would be against the constitutional rights of individuals.
Students at the meeting pointed to the fact that there have been threats, verbal and physical, and that the university should do more in order to ensure the safety of Jewish students. I invited Drake to come to AFI events and other Jewish events, and he said that he would plan to attend a Shabbat dinner, and speak at an AFI event.
Jewish leaders on campus left the meeting with mixed feelings. On one hand, it is clear to the Jewish community that the administration is attempting to be supportive and helpful. On the other hand, many students worry that, as happened here, UCI personnel will take action only after students are directly and obviously targeted, as opposed to confronting the growing problem before such results occur.
And who is this Amir Abdel Malik Ali??
Rabidly anti-Israel, anti-Semitic public speaker whose presentations consist of fiirebrand rhetoric and openly hostile speech
Lectures on college campuses and at Muslim Student Association events
He is openly hostile to Jews, he is also a strong supporter of an Islamic revolution in the United States. He is clear about the strategy for implementing it.
"From an Islamic movement we graduate to an Islamic revolution, then to an Islamic state. . . . We must implement Islam as a totality" in which "Allah controls every place -- the home, the classroom, the science lab, the halls of Congress."
Malik-Ali views all non-Muslim entities, anywhere in the world, as barriers preventing the spread of Islam. He supports the violent uprising of Muslims as a necessary action. In July 1999, Malik-Ali was an organizer and speaker at an event in San Francisco that praised Hamas and its actions.
He is also part of the Al-Masjid movement which is dedicated to creating an Islamic movement in the U.S.
Wild Thing's comment...........
Sure that makes sense, wait till someone is killed then do something about it. True there is freedom of speech, but sheesh I can't be in a movie theater and yell fire, I can't say out loud so others would hear me....I have a nice little bomb in my purse when boarding an airplane. There is a line that should not be crossed when it comes to our freedoms, being responsible for one thing, and certainly not promoting hate and violence.
But then these kinds of speeches come from the terrorists (the moderate Muslims aka the terrorists wanna be's) so apparently it is OK to do such things.
And they can all laugh at us as they USE our laws against us.
God Help us!!
I say it is NOT ok. It is dangerous!
Another "How to" in Not Letting the Dems Win
"So, what’s to be done? Well, in my opinion, we should simply fight fire with fire. That’s why I put together a list of key races for Republican blogs to Googlebomb. How do you do that? Simply view source, grab the HTML below, and post it on your blog or in a forum that you frequent. Then, once Google picks it up, the links on these candidates should rocket up charts and help even the playing field for the GOP in the key races."
Virginia: James Webb
Democrat Held Seats
Republican Held Seats
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM
October 26, 2006
70-year-old ex-SAS Soldier Tackles Four Muggers and Wins
70-year-old ex-SAS soldier dares to tackle four muggers and wins
The Daily Mail
A 70-year-old former British soldier who fought guerillas in Aden and Triad gangs in Hong Kong showed four muggers how it doesn't pay to mess with the SAS.
Douglas O'Dell is past retirement age but the moves he learned as a volunteer in Britain's toughest regiment half-a-century ago stood him in good stead when he was ambushed near his home in Bielefeld, Germany, by four local toughs.
The former Provost Sergeant put paid to the danger on the street like he once took out bandits in hotspots across the globe.
THWACK! The first mistake came when one of the teenagers grabbed him around the throat and said in German:
"Give my your money, grandad, if you don't want to get hurt."
"Bad move," said Douglas. "The only part he got right was grandad. If you're gonna grab someone from behind take their arms and pin them to their waist.
"This joker, I was able to grab his elbow, crouch down and throw him over my shoulder. He landed on his back on a fence and squealed like a stuck pig."
CRASH! As one went down another moved in and Douglas thought he saw him reaching for a knife. The Birmingham-born divorcee, who has a daughter and three grandchildren, said:
"I had the measure of him but I slipped on some wet leaves as he came for me and bashed my face badly on the concrete.
"I saw his boot coming towards my face and I thought: 'No you don't, sunshine.' I grabbed his leg and twisted it until he too was screaming out in agony.
"Then I got to my feet and kicked him in the chest."
With two down the two remaining would-be muggers had enough. One peeled his groaning pal from the fence, the other picked up his crippled accomplice from the pavement.
"The last I saw of them they were limping down the pavement like a WW1 trench raiding party who got clobbered," said Douglas.
Douglas, who served nearly nine years with the Royal Warwickshire Regiment before leaving the army in the late 1950s, learned his combat moves when he was accepted for SAS training.
He completed the course and was to join the famous regiment when he contracted malaria and had to leave the army.
"I was upset at the time but I made the best of it. It's funny, but I never thought I would need to know that stuff again, the unarmed combat, but it came back just when I needed it."
The youths ambushed him just 60 feet from the flat he lives in in the British Army garrison town he has called home since 1961.
He went on:
"The police only became involved because I went to the hospital with my face. Otherwise I wouldn't have bothered. They didn't get anything – except a bloody good hiding.
"They were German, I think east Germans, from their accent. There have been a lot of break-ins in my road.
"I just didn’t think this would happen to me. I was only returning from a pal's place after drinking a few beers."
Douglas, who spent three years as a policeman in Birmingham before returning to Germany to live after his marriage ended, shares his flat with a mongrel dog called Schnuffi.
He still works, as a delivery driver, "because my pension isn't very good."
Police in Bielefeld are still looking for his attackers.
But a spokesman said: "He had everything under control. These guys picked the wrong guy on the wrong night."
The Special Air Service (SAS) is the principal special forces organisation of the British Army. A small and secretive institution, it attracts a disproportionate amount of media coverage. The SAS was formed in 1941 to conduct raids behind German lines in North Africa, and today serves as a model for similar units fielded by other countries.
The SAS forms part of the United Kingdom Special Forces, alongside the Special Boat Service (SBS), Special Reconnaissance Regiment (SRR), and Special Forces Support Group (SFSG).
Wild Thing's comment.......
I loved this story, things like this make my heart smile.
It made me think of this:
I went into a public-'ouse to get a pint o'beer,
The publican 'e up an' sez, "We serve no red-coats here."
The girls be'ind the bar they laughed an' giggled fit to die,
I outs into the street again an' to myself sez I:
O it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, go away";
But it's ``Thank you, Mister Atkins,'' when the band begins to play,
The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
O it's ``Thank you, Mr. Atkins,'' when the band begins to play.
I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
They gave a drunk civilian room, but 'adn't none for me;
They sent me to the gallery or round the music-'alls,
But when it comes to fightin', Lord! they'll shove me in the stalls!
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, wait outside";
But it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide,
The troopship's on the tide, my boys, the troopship's on the tide,
O it's "Special train for Atkins" when the trooper's on the tide.
Yes, makin' mock o' uniforms that guard you while you sleep
Is cheaper than them uniforms, an' they're starvation cheap;
An' hustlin' drunken soldiers when they're goin' large a bit
Is five times better business than paradin' in full kit.
Then it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy how's yer soul?"
But it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll,
The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
O it's "Thin red line of 'eroes" when the drums begin to roll.
We aren't no thin red 'eroes, nor we aren't no blackguards too,
But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
An' if sometimes our conduck isn't all your fancy paints:
Why, single men in barricks don't grow into plaster saints;
While it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Tommy, fall be'ind,"
But it's "Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind,
There's trouble in the wind, my boys, there's trouble in the wind,
O it's "Please to walk in front, sir," when there's trouble in the wind.
You talk o' better food for us, an' schools, an' fires an' all:
We'll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
Don't mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
The Widow's Uniform is not the soldier-man's disgrace.
For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' "Chuck him out, the brute!"
But it's "Saviour of 'is country," when the guns begin to shoot;
An' it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' anything you please;
But Tommy ain't a bloomin' fool - you bet that Tommy sees!
Iraq PM Nouri al-Maliki Slams US Military
BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces on Wednesday raided Sadr City, the stronghold of the feared Shiite militia led by radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, but Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki disavowed the operation, saying he had not been consulted and insisting "that it will not be repeated."
The defiant al-Maliki also slammed the top U.S. military and diplomatic representatives in Iraq for saying Iraq needed to set a timetable to curb violence ravaging the country.
"I affirm that this government represents the will of the people and no one has the right to impose a timetable on it," al-Maliki said at a news conference.
The U.S. military said Iraqi army special forces, backed up by U.S. advisers, carried out a raid to capture a "top illegal armed group commander directing widespread death squad activity throughout eastern Baghdad," the military said in a statement.
Al-Maliki, who is commander in chief of Iraq's army, heatedly denied he knew anything about the raid:
"We will ask for clarification about what has happened in Sadr City. We will review this issue with the multinational forces so that it will not be repeated...
Complete article HERE
And this is the response from President Bush............
Bush warns Iraqis that American patience has limits
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
President George W. Bush said on Wednesday American patience over Iraq had its limits but pledged not to put unbearable pressure on the country's leaders, after a protest by Iraq's prime minister.
"We're pressing Iraq's leaders to take bold measures to save their country. We're making it clear that American patience is not unlimited," Bush told a White House news conference.
Even so, he added, "We will not put more pressure on the Iraqi government than it can bear."
Bush said the United States remained committed to Iraq "until the job is done," but would adjust tactics to confront a changing enemy.
He voiced qualified confidence in Maliki. "We're with him as long as he continues to make tough decisions," Bush said.
Wild Thing's comment.......
The current PM is an appeaser to Muqtada al-Sadr. They probably did not notify Malki for fear his people would warn the militia of the impending attack and whomever was the target for the raid would dissappear.
SCREW YOU, Maliki. Everybody KNOWS the trouble in Baghdad stems from that festering hellhole called Sadr City. You'd better be glad we're not just flat out LEVELING it.
Stop sticking up for your Iranian buddies and LEAD this nation for which our troops have spilled their blood.
And don't give us that "will of the people" crap. Now get out of the way and let the U.S. and Iraqi forces do what has to be done to make this a stable country.
Oh, and SCREW IRAN AND MUQTADA AL SADR.
US Imperialist War Crimes In Iraq
Wild Thing's comment.....
A must see! hahahaa This is brillant! Be sure to read what it says for each photo.
October 25, 2006
Power Hungry Dems Heads Spin Over San Francisco Fundraiser
Nancy Pelosi & Bill Clinton to Star in San Francisco 60s Flashback Fundraiser Week Before Election
Former President Bill Clinton, aiming to provide the critical boost to help the Democratic Party take back the House of Representatives, will headline a $1 million star-studded fundraiser in San Francisco just days before the election to raise cash for congressional races.
Clinton, among the party's top fund raisers, is scheduled to appear Nov. 1 at the Warfield Theater -- where he will be joined by Democratic Party backers and stars, including singer-songwriters Jackson Browne and Graham Nash for the event.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco, who is poised to become the first woman Speaker of the House if her party wins a House majority on Nov. 7, also is scheduled to appear. Pelosi and Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, a former top aide in the Clinton White House who now heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which distributes money and advice to Democratic House candidates, are listed as the hosts for the event.
"It is important we be part of this conversation in California ... and we're trying to give the Democratic Party the resources they need to win,'' Steyer said. "This is a big chance for us. ... People (who) disagree with what's been going on in the country, starting with the Iraq war. It's an emotional reaction and we really want our voice listened to."
Clinton, said strategist Chris Lehane, is "the star of stars, who's coming out to the epicenter of blue America to help raise needed resources to make sure Democrats can take back the house and change the direction of the country.''
Wild Thing's comment......
I can see it now, the room filled with old hippies, with whatever grey cells are left in their brains from all the drugs they did in the 60's. I wonder if Peter, Paul and Mary will be there too. hahaha
Demcorats can't move forward if their life depended on it. Just like their ideas, they have none.
Best Anti-Jihad Video Ever!
Beccy Cole Sings " Poster Girl"
Beccy Cole is from Australia and in this video she is singing Beccy Cole who is singing "Poster Girl".
She went to Iraq to entertain the troops and some of her fans did not like it so she wrote this song for them.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Everone please listen to her song. You don't have to be an Aussie to appreciate the patriotism
God bless the Diggers. And God bless Australia. And God bless Beccy.
The Aussies are great and it was also wonderful to get to meet a few of them in Saigon.
Voting Tip For Democrat Voters
* Sondra at SondraK
* Beth at MVRWC
October 24, 2006
CNN Totaly In Bed With Islamic Terrorists ~ DESPICABLE!!
Saturday October 21, 2006
Please scroll down for update to this post.
CNN aired a terrorist sniper killing a US soldier. They blacked out the screen when the bullet hit, but that did not stop the sound or description that they went on to share.
According to CNN, “The graphic video of 10 sniper attacks was obtained by CNN -- through intermediaries --from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq.”
According to CNN, “The graphic video of 10 sniper attacks was obtained by CNN -- through intermediaries --from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq.”
Video on CNN shows snipers' chilling work in Iraq
(CNN) -- Chilling scenes from a videotape made by insurgents show the work of snipers in Iraq, targeting and killing American troops, taking them down with a single bullet from a high-powered rifle.
The graphic video of 10 sniper attacks was obtained by CNN -- through intermediaries -- from the Islamic Army of Iraq, one of the most active insurgent organizations in Iraq.
In one scene, U.S. soldiers mingle among Iraqi civilians on a city street as a U.S. Humvee with a gunner in its turret stands guard nearby.
From a distance, possibly hundreds of yards away, a sniper watches for his opportunity to strike as a fellow insurgent operates a camera to capture the video for propaganda purposes.
In the video, street sounds mix with male Arabic voices as the sniper and his spotter talk off-camera.
"People are around them," warns the spotter, who seems to be operating the video camera. "Want me to find another place?"
"No, no," comes the reply, "give me a moment."
And then, the crack of gunfire is heard and the soldier in the turret slumps forward.
"Allahu Akbar (God is Great)!" is the exclamation as the sniper's vehicle starts and they slip away.
The deadly tactic is one the U.S. military also uses to take out insurgents.
Retired Gunnery Sgt. Jack Coughlin was one of the top U.S. Marine Corps snipers in Iraq and has written a book about his experiences -- "Shooter: The Autobiography of the Top-Ranked Marine Sniper."
"I have over 60 kills," he told CNN's Gary Tuchman. "We seek out the enemy and eliminate them with precision fire."
Tuchman used Coughlin's critical eye to analyze the Islamic Army of Iraq video.
Coughlin said the time lapse between the sound of the shot and the man getting hit indicates the gunfire is coming from about 300 to 500 yards away and probably from a higher angle.
But Couglin said he's sure this team of at least three people has been trained well because they're so calm.
"They have their stuff wired," he said. "They know what they're doing." (Watch the ex-Marine describe snipers' deadly work -- 2:46)
The 20-year Marine veteran said the kind of body armor worn by troops in combat can be effective against a sniper's bullet, and he added that there are other ways to defend against the horrifying attacks.
"The worst enemy of a sniper is another sniper," Coughlin said. "Our snipers are hunting these guys -- I guarantee you this is happening as we speak."
Coughlin added that, in many cases, the best defense is a good offense.
Lawmaker Outraged by Sniper Footage on CNN
SAN DIEGO — CNN has become "the publicist for an enemy propaganda film" by broadcasting a video showing an insurgent sniper in Iraq apparently killing an American soldier, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said here Friday.
Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) called for the Pentagon to oust any CNN reporter embedded with U.S. troops in Iraq.
"I think Americans like to think we're all in this together," Hunter said. "The average American Marine or soldier has concluded after seeing that film that CNN is not on their side."
Armed Services Committee Chairman Calls For Removal of CNN’s Embedded Reporters
CNN recently aired videos supplied by terrorists inside Iraq showing snipers attacking American soldiers. As a result of this outrageous behavior, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has asked for all of CNN’s reporters currently embedded with U.S. military units be removed.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee asked the Pentagon on Friday to remove CNN reporters embedded with U.S. combat troops, saying the network's broadcast of a video showing insurgent snipers targeting U.S. soldiers was tantamount to airing an enemy propaganda film.
The tape, which came to the network through contact with an insurgent leader, was aired Wednesday night on "Anderson Cooper 360" and repeated Thursday.
The article continued:
In a letter to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., wrote: "CNN has now served as the publicist for an enemy propaganda film featuring the killing of an American soldier."
The letter was also signed by San Diego-area Republican congressmen Darrell Issa and Brian Bilbray.
"This is nothing short of a terrorist snuff film," Bilbray said at a press conference held in San Diego.
CNN officials defended their decision to air the footage. ( GRRRRRRRRRRRRR)
"Our responsibility is to report the news," said Laurie Goldberg, a CNN spokeswoman. "As an organization we stand by our decision and respect the rights of others to disagree with it."
Wild Thing's comment.......
Oust them is the least they should do, charge them with aiding and abetting the enemy with use of known propaganda, they have always been the terrorist sympathizer. In WW2 if if there had been a cable news services like CNN we might all be speaking German today.
Democrat mind set.......Americans too sensitive to see videos of 911 but not to see Muslims pigs shoots soldiers. These cowards were afraid to show the Danish cartoons, even though it was the biggest story in that news cycle. Even though the story was HUGE!
The terrorists went and created that video for the whole purpose of propagandizing their viewpoint. So what do the total dopes at CNN do, they BROADCAST it! One of CNN’s analysts called the sniper attacks the most effective thing they have seen. “The deadly tactic is one the U.S. military also uses to take out insurgents”, according to CNN. They seem be telling them how good they are at using our strategies to kill our men.
I haven't been this angry in a very long time. An American soldier died for these bastards' "news value." What "value" is that, precisely? What does CNN "value" that can excuse this utter moral degeneracy? Is it the sort of moral equivalency that sees no difference between the son of a bitch driving a car bomb into a crowd and the Marine who dies to try to stop him? Is it "all the same thing" when looked at from the lofty heights of an editorial desk in Atlanta? What sort of a sordid, miserable excuse for a human being could manage to justify this outrageous glorification of murder and have the spit-shined brass balls to try to pass it off as "news value"?
This is from one of the soldiers that is in country right now regarding the CNN embedded reporters.......
"I hated those weasly little bastards. They were a huge hindrence on patrol. One more unarmed idiot to have to look out for. They would do incredibly stupid stuff to get footage in a firefight. I finally told my guys not to provide covering fire for then any more. Just let the f***er get his ass shot. One of them had an AK round go clean through his camera. He could not stop shaking for about an hour. Inside, we were lauging our asses off at him."
Update: October 24, 2006
Legendary snipers became the role models. Snipers such as Gunnery Sgt. Carlos Hathcock, a Marine sniper in Vietnam with 98 confirmed kills, Sgt. 1st Class. Randy Shugart and Master Sgt. Gary Gordon, two Delta Force snipers, who died in Somalia in 1993 trying to rescue a downed crew of a MH-60 Black Hawk during the battle of Mogadishu.
As you know I am a big supporter of our military and when I started this blog one of the links I wanted to make sure I had in my sidebar was a place online called Americansnipers.org. It has been there since this blog began on September 21, 2005.
I am so pleased to see others supporting the efforts of the Americansnipers.org especially now after what CNN has done in their aiding the enemy with their showing of the video snuff film sent to them by the enemy. They just had to show it and not once but over and over again. We all wrote letters to CNN, phoned CNN (404-827-2600) and showed our disgust for what they have done and the stand they have taken to side with the enemy.
Here are some places at their site:
Two years ago I ordered this dog tag from Americansnipers.org. I keep it on my key chain. I loved it so much I ordered more to give as gifts to the troops in their care packages. I have ordered other things and donated, this is just one of the items they have.
Those also suggesting to check out Americansnipers.org
It's About Me, Me, Meeeeeee Say Muslims Whine
NJ Muslim group tracking airport run-ins
A New Jersey Muslim group is launching a nationwide effort to record complaints about Muslims being wrongfully detained or questioned at airports to determine where the worst problem areas are.
The goal is not to file lawsuits, but to get to the source of problems and correct it, said Sohail Mohammed, a lawyer for the American Muslim Union.
The group is sending out forms via e-mail networks and to mosques around the country asking travelers to record as much information as they can about where, when and why they are questioned by authorities.
"It seems like people don't know whether they are interacting with the INS, the FBI, Homeland Security or whoever they just know someone stopped them," he said.
The group has received several complaints from Muslims using airports in New Jersey and New York that they were detained and questioned for hours when attempting to return to the country from abroad.
With the Muslim holy month of Ramadan drawing to an end this weekend, many travelers will want to make a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, known as the "hajj," that is required of all Muslims at least once in their lives.
"This is a huge travel time for Muslims and we don't want them to run into the same problems," Mohammed said.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's civil rights office, which deals with such complaints, did not return a call Friday seeking statistics on how many Muslims have filed complaints alleging wrongful detention at airports.
Abdin Aly, a Little Falls accountant, said he was detained and questioned for two hours at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport in September 2005 after returning from a trip to Egypt with his wife. He had briefly left the Frankfurt, Germany, airport to have dinner with a relative during a stopover there. He said authorities did not say whether his name appeared on a watch list.
"They wouldn't let me use the bathroom or use the telephone to call my son, who was waiting for me for two hours, wondering where I was and what was going on," he said. "It was ugly. At least this will bring awareness to officials about what's going on."
Wild Thing's comment......
I just don't get it, they are working overtime to make enemies when they could try to get along, try to fit in and appreciate living in the best country in the world. But nooooooooo, that would ease tensions, that would show that I might be wrong about them. Come on Muslims I dare you to prove me wrong when I say there are NO moderate Muslims.
It just never ends with these Muslims they want to have trouble, they want to complain and moan and whine. How about an organization FOR Muslims where they can send letters, make phone calls and get their outrage known of their being upset at the attacks on 9-11, the USS Cole and all the other attacks.
Oh nooooooooooo you mean they don't want to do that? You mean they don't have any outrage??? Wow, and I guess waiting for the fat lady to sing and ice to form in hell is out of the question too. Well double darn anyway.
Nerves Of Steel
U.S. Marines from the ammunition detachment, Combat Logistics Regiment 15, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) prepare ordnance for detonation as part of emergency destruction training in Al Anbar province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ryan B. Busse.
U.S. Army Sgt. Chris Walsh checks his weapon's scope while performing overwatch security in Sekeik. Walsh is from 1st Platoon, 2nd Battalion, 300th Field Artillery Regiment, Wyoming National Guard Police Training Team. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Billy Brothers.
High School Teacher's Campaign Against Israel
Written by Eric Danis:
I moved from Andover, Massachusetts to Israel over five years ago, so the day-to-day happenings in my hometown are largely off my radar screen. However, Andover High School (AHS) physics teacher Ron Francis, a former teacher of mine, first caught my attention when I saw an article he wrote in February of 2006. The article was entitled “Media Bias Against Hamas,”and was written in an attempt to support the Palestinian terror group Hamas and to demonize Israel.
Francis never once condemned Hamas’ terror tactics or its anti-Semitic ideology, and he even discussed the “silver lining” of Hamas’ victory. Francis challenged Israel’s right to exist in the article by complaining that “the question of the validity of a Jewish-priviledge state is never raised.” (It is interesting that a public school teacher apparently does not know how to correctly spell “privilege”).
Francis’ article was posted on the Website of the “Somerville Divestment Project” (SDP), a group he founded in Somerville, Massachusetts several years ago (Francis teaches in Andover but lives in Somerville). The SDP has been trying unsuccessfully for years to convince the city of Somerville to divest “from Israel bonds and military companies tied to Israel's occupation.” Needless to say, the SDP advocates boycott and divestment of one country in the entire world – the Jewish country of Israel.
The SDP’s Website is filled with hateful propaganda against Israel, and contains articles suggesting that the recent war in Iraq was fought because a cabal of powerful Jews manipulated the U.S. government.
One section of the SDP’s Website is entitled, “Iraq: A War for Israel?” This section contains the following quotation from Pat Buchanan:
“We charge them [neo-cons] with colluding with Israel to ignite those wars and destroy the Oslo Accords… (They) harbor a ‘passionate attachment’ to a nation not our own that causes them to subordinate the interests of their own country and to act on an assumption that, somehow, what's good for Israel is good for America."
Francis is not content to merely provide quotations of others bashing Israel and Jews. He has also perpetuated the anti-Semitic stereotype that Jews manipulate political process in America and control the media (although he is very careful to always write “zionists” – with a lowercase “z” to show his lack of respect – instead of “Jews”):
Despite always claiming to be a human rights activist, Francis was also quoted in the Andover Townsman newspaper as supporting Palestinian suicide bombers:
"I do not condemn the Palestinian people because the actions they are taking, given the circumstances they face, (are) completely understandable and within the bounds of normal human behavior. I have to ask myself, would I be any different?"
In the same article in the Townsman, it was noted that Francis was an “informal adviser” for an after-school student group at AHS called Students for Middle East Justice (SMEJ), that the majority of the students in the SMEJ came from Francis’ physics classroom, and that some of these students were paid to canvass for Francis’ SDP in Somerville. Francis paid Andover public school students from his classroom to support his bigoted organization’s attempt to demonize Israel, and yet Andover remained largely silent.
The Townsman, which did not publish a single article or letter regarding Francis’ political activities until it published a letter I wrote last April, still has not published even one editorial condemning Francis’ anti-Semitic comments and his mixing of politics into the classroom. Not a single teacher at AHS has publicly condemned Francis or his views.
In fact, Andover Teachers’ Union President Tommy Meyers wrote a letter to the Townsman praising Francis. Meyers defended the propriety of Francis’ actions as well as his beliefs:
“Francis should be commended as a courageous defender of human rights. He continues to work on behalf of people who have been disfranchised from their rights as well as removed from their land,” wrote Meyers.
Francis has recently started yet another school year at AHS, and his SDP recently embarked upon another attempt to force Somerville to divest from Israel. Will Francis once again involve his physics students in his anti-Semitic efforts? Will he pay them? Will he continue to slander Jews and Israelis? It seems that most people in apathetic Andover do not care about the answers to these questions. I expect more than silence in the face of hatred from my hometown.
Wild Thing's comment.......
I read this and found it chilling. It is bad enough for this kind of thing to happen, but when they are notified that people know about it and are disgusted by it, don't agree with it and do nothing. Then it is even worse that this goes on even once and is allowed to continue.
Thank you Jack Hamliton for telling me about this article.
October 23, 2006
West Point Caves To Muslims
Listening to Imam Asadullah speak Thursday during the dedication of a
new Muslim prayer space at West Point.
West Point opens Islamic worship space as Muslim cadets increase
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP)
Muslims at the U.S. Military Academy numbered just two in 2001. This year, there are 32.
Now West Point has opened its first space dedicated to Muslims, a worship hall complete with a pulpit facing Mecca. The space officially opened Thursday.
"I knew the Army had a policy of religious tolerance, but I didn't know it was to this extent," said first-year Cadet Ahmed Moomin, 20, from the Maldives.
Until now, Friday prayers were held in an increasingly crowded first-floor office, said Imam Asadullah, the academy's Muslim cleric. The number of Muslim cadets jumped by 10 from last year.
The new hall is large enough for dozens of followers, he said.
West Point's Muslim leaders approached administrators last year for help.
"We live in a world where everyone is looking at the United States saying, 'You're anti-Islam.' But here at West Point, that's not what we do," West Point Chaplain Col. John Cook said.
Asadullah said the new hall is a strategic move.
"We have cadets here who are going to be the future of tomorrow," he said. "If we treat them differently from other cadets or other faiths, that will be a cause for future confrontation."
Wild Thing's comment......
All the fine soldiers who graduated at West Point are rolling over in their graves. I would not want to be in a foxhole with any of these guys when the lead started flying. Well it cannot be more diverse than training tomorrow's jihadists.
I have a very bad feeling about this, is this infiltration?? OK so shall we take a minute to imagine one of these Muslim cadets flying fully armed B52s into buildings.
So now, West Point is commanded by politically correct damn fools!!
I am sure that if muslim prayer time arrives during a parade, it will be halted and as non-muslims stand at parade rest, the muslim Cadets will face Mecca with their nose to the ground and their ass in the air as West Point comes to a stand still.
By the time our leaders wake up and realize that Islamites are the problem, they will be in command of our military forces.
Remember the soldier that threw hand grenades into a tent where his superior officers were gathered, during the liberation of Kuwait, an American soldier of the Islamite persuasion!!
Captain John Yee, a 1990 graduate of West Point and one of the U.S. Army's Muslim chaplains, has been arrested and is being held in the Naval Consolidated Brig in Charleston, S.C., on charges of sedition, espionage, aiding the enemy, spying and failing to obey a general order.
Military officials yesterday confirmed that a Muslim chaplain who was counseling al-Qaida prisoners at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base has been detained since Sept. 10 after being found in possession of classified documents.
Capt. Yee served as "Muslim adviser to the commander of the joint task force at Guantanamo" since reporting there in November, said Capt. Thomas Crosson of the Southern Command in Miami, which oversees the mission at Guantanamo.
He grew up in New Jersey as a Lutheran, but learned enough about Islam while attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., that he decided to convert. He later became one of the 17 Muslim chaplains in the U.S. armed forces.
He became interested in Islam while a student and later spent four years studying Arabic and Islam in Damascus, Syria. He serves with the 29th Signal Battalion at Fort Lewis, Wash.
Capt. Yee, 35, a 1990 graduate of West Point, converted to Islam in 1991 and left the Army after completing airborne school at Fort Knox, Ky.
The suspect then went to Damascus to teach English and study Islam. After becoming a Muslim clergyman, he rejoined the Army as a chaplain.
* Why was Yee allowed to leave the Army after airborne training, rather than after completing his five years of obligatory service after receiving $250,000 worth of training at West Point?
* And after spending time studying Islam in Damascus – the site of 12 Muslim terrorist headquarters – why on earth did the U.S. Army Chaplains Corps accept him back into the Army?
Our troops deserve a hell of a lot better than to have to watch their backs from a enemy embedded into their ranks by the law of politically correct.
They are going to take us from within without firing a friggin shot. We need to get real and mean business.......THEY DO!!!!!!!!
Pelosi Says No Impeachment of Bush If She is Speaker ~ LOL
Check out the above photo of Pelosi in her "Monica outfit" circa 1963.
I wonder what JFK was thinking? heh heh
Wild Thing's comment.......
You know this is a Lie. All the Dems want is to Impeach Bush and every official they can. Dems have no plan for the country only hate and believe me if they gain control of the House Impeachment of Bush is the first order of Business.
So, why is Pelosi all in a sudden worried about re-assuring voters about HER legislative agendas? Could it be that possible, just maybe, the demo's polls are NOT showing them winning ...Not winning because Pelosi is (correctly) being seen as an extremist international liberal socialist?
Lord the thought of Pelosi and company in charge ought to be enough to scare any of us.
Muqtada al-Sadr a Busy Terrorist
After the fall of Saddam, Muqtada al-Sadr, a charismatic Iraqi cleric who comes from a powerful clerical dynasty, emerged as one of the country's most talked-about Shi'a leaders.
Al-Sadr is one of the most vocal critics of the U.S. troops being in Iraq.
On 18 July 2003 al-Sadr used a Friday sermon in Al-Najaf to denounce as "puppets" the members of Iraq's new U.S.-appointed Governing Council. He also announced his own plans to form a militia.
Al-Sadr announced his new government during his sermon at Friday prayers in Al-Kufah on 10 October 2003. Muqtada al-Sadr announced his intention to form an Islamic state in Iraq by establishing a shadow government there, complete with ministries.
Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani praised al-Sadr's recent actions as "heroic" during his Friday prayer sermon in Tehran:
"Contrary to these terrorist groups in Iraq, there are powerful bodies which contribute to the security of that nation...among them is the Mahdi Army, made up of enthusiastic, heroic young people"
By early 2004 Sadr's followers had elevated him to the rank of hujjat al-Islam (a "Sign of Islam," or a "Proof of Islam," the third rank from the top in the Shi'i clerical hierarchy). He wraps himself in a white funeral shroud, showing he is ready for death.
April 7th, 2004......... Iran, Hezbollah support al-Sadr
Muqtada al-Sadr, the fiery Iraqi Shi'ite cleric who ordered his fanatical militia to attack coalition troops, is being supported by Iran and its terror surrogate Hezbollah, according to military sources with access to recent intelligence reports.
On 05 August 2004 Moqtada al-Sadr called on his followers in Iraq to rise up and fight US troops. The message comes as clashes broke out in at least three cities between his supporters and US and Iraqi security forces. Moqtada al-Sadr's representatives said the truce between his followers and the US military was over. By 06 August the US military estimated it has killed 300 militants in the city of Najaf in two days of fighting. Heavy fighting has also been raging in the streets of Sadr City in Baghdad, where at least 19 people have been killed over the same period. Sadr's spokesmen sent mixed messages, with one saying al-Sadr wanted to reinstate the truce, and another saying he had declared America the enemy and urged his followers to fight on.
In late June 2005, however, Muqtada al-Sadr called for a nationwide cease-fire and announced that he would join the political process in the following days. The announcement followed discussions between al-Sadr and the Iraqi government as well as coalition officials.
The peace deal lasted until August 5, when Sadr supporters attacked a Najaf police station, setting off intense clashes between Mehdi Army fighters and U.S. forces. Sadr’s supporters used the city’s revered sites, primarily the Imam Ali shrine and its adjacent ancient cemetery, to launch their attacks. Some 3,000 U.S. troops and hundreds of Iraqi security forces were deployed to Najaf to try to crush the uprising.
Sadr spokesman, told Al Jazeera August 30 that Sadr was calling on his forces to stop fighting and wait for an upcoming “political project.” Sadr supporters have said they will field candidates for the January elections and campaign on a platform calling for U.S. forces to withdraw. But many experts are deeply skeptical about Sadr’s intentions, noting that he has promised to stop fighting and join the political process more than once in the past, only to resort to violence.
“He’s said it before, many times,” Katzman says. “He’ll likely keep talking, rearm his militia, and build up support in other cities while staying fairly quiet in Najaf.”
How big is the Mehdi Army?
It’s unclear. Sadr supporters claim it numbers 10,000 men, although some reports place the number far lower, between 1,500 and 3,000. Some experts say there are also hundreds of thousands of additional Iraqis who are “passive” Sadr supporters.
January 23, 2006......Muqtada Pledges Defense of Iran from US attack.
Muqtada al-Sadr, visiting Iran, has pledged the support of his militia, the Mahdi Army, to Iran in case that country were attacked by the United States.
How widespread is Sadr's support among Shiites?
Experts say he commands the loyalty of some 3 million to 5 million very poor Shiites across the country,
April 6th, 2006........Muqtada al-Sadr is back with a vengeance. Al-Sadr proved a quick study, devising a new approach to his goal of becoming the leader of Iraq's Shi'ite community. He developed a social-services network that could provide the average Iraqi with the protection, medicine, supplies, assistance and even money and jobs that they so desperately needed.
He has parlayed this popularity into real political power. His followers won 30 of 275 seats in the 2005 parliamentary elections. It has largely been al-Sadr's recalcitrance that has produced the months of stalemate in forming a government. He doesn't yet have the power to choose the country's leaders, but he does have the clout to block those he doesn't like, and if Iraq's low-level civil war continues to build, his power seems only likely to rise with it, riding the wave of Shi'ite frustration that he has nurtured from the very beginning.
October 9th, 2006
American and Iraqi troops fight fierce battle with militants in Diwaniya, stronghold of militia members loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr; skirmish is third serious clash between American or Iraqi soldiers against members of Mahdi Army in Diwaniya in less than two months; American officials have increased pressure on Prime Min Nuri Kamal al-Maliki to rein in armed militias like Mahdi Army
October, 12th, 2006
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Gunmen, some of them in police uniforms, stormed the downtown Baghdad headquarters of a new satellite television station Thursday, killing the board chairman and 10 others in the second attack on an Iraqi station in the capital. The attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen.
I wrote about this attack on Sunday, Oct. 21.
Oct. 20 — Hundreds of militiamen linked to the Shiite cleric Moktada al-Sadr battled local police and members of a rival Shiite militia in the southeastern city of Amara today, destroying police stations and seizing control of entire neighborhoods, in apparent retaliation for the arrest of one of their fighters.
BUT look at this.............
Al-Sadr’s considerable leverage was apparent earlier this week, when al-Maliki ordered the release of one of Mr. Sadr’s senior aides. The aide had been arrested a day earlier by American troops on suspicion of participating in kidnappings and killings. sheesh!!!! Our troops had to have been ticked off beyond belief at this happening after the got the jerk and arrested him. SORRY, but WTF???????
Wild Thing's comment.....
These are only a few of the attacks that this Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army have carried out. He is an extremely dangerous man and his truce meant nothing. We knew that, our troops knew that and I think our government and the Iraqi governement knew that too. I pray we come down hard on Muqtada al-Sadr and his army of killers. They do not need to exist one more breath.
Iran may lend some support to any element working to hasten the departure of the Americans from Iraq. Iran, giving them money and weapons and even men to help in the fight. We have read in the past of how Muqtada al-Sadr visited neighbouring Iran since Saddam Hussein was ousted, meeting senior officials in Tehran.
Muqtada al-Sadr visited Iran to attend events commemorating the fourteenth anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's death on June 4 and spent a week meeting with top Iranian officials, including Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and the head of the judiciary, Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi He was also reported to have met secretly with Qasim Suleimani, the commander of the Qods Brigade (a special external department within IRGC intelligence
And this freaking al-Maliki is a weak kneeded fanny kissse to whatever al-Sadr wants. If not then why the heck did he let the prisoner go and all the other things he has done.
Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army Supports the Hezbollah
BAGHDAD (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Shiites chanting "Death to Israel" and "Death to America" marched through the streets of Baghdad's biggest Shiite district. Members of the Shiite Mehdi army militia carry Lebanese Hezbollah flags in the rally.
This was done to show support from Muqtada Al Sadr's Mahdi Army for the Hezbollah just this year with the fighting when Israel fought back.
October 22, 2006
Phrase 'Common Good' Unifies Dems for Election
Ned Lamont uses it in his Connecticut Senate race. President Clinton is scheduled to speak on the idea in Washington this week. Bob Casey Jr., Pennsylvania candidate for Senate, put it in the title of his talk at The Catholic University of America _ then repeated the phrase 29 times.
The term is "common good," and it's catching on as a way to describe liberal values and reach religious voters who rejected Democrats in the 2004 election. Led by the Center for American Progress, a Washington think-tank, party activists hope the phrase will do for them what "compassionate conservative" did for the Republicans.
Rest of article HERE
The Democrats have now rolled out their catch phrase for the 2006 mid-term elections. You'll be hearing it time after time after time from Democrat spokesmen and candidates from now until election day. It's a phrase that does nothing less than lend support to the identification of Democrats as nothing less than big-government socialists.
The Democrat's catch phrase is one that will surely bring smiles to the faces of Marx and Lenin in whatever corner of hell they now occupy. The word --- or two words, if you will -- for the Democrats is now "common good."
Well, at least the Democrats are being loyal to their socialist roots. "Common good" was a catch-phrase for the communist movement for decades, now it is being officially embraced by the Democrats. No real surprise here. Democrat icon Ted Kennedy announced the war on individualism -- using those very words -- many years ago.
The idea of the "common good" is completely contrary to the concept of individualism. You either support and promote the idea of individuality, or you ignore the rights of the individual for the good of the whole .. for the common good.
So .. here we have the Democrats telling you just exactly who they are, and who they think you are -- not an individual, just one element that makes up the masses.
These people and their socialist "common good" theme are dangerous to freedom, liberty and the very concept of the individual. If you're looking for a reason to vote for the free-spending, big-government Republicans, the Democrats and their "common good" theme would be it.
Thank you to John 5 VN 69/70 for sending this to me.
Wild Thing's comment.......
The phrase "for the common good" is classic Marxist rhetoric. That was the main theme of Marxism.
Direct from the Democratic party of America, opps I mean Communist Manifesto
"These measures will, of course, be different in different countries.
Nevertheless, in most advanced countries, the following will be pretty generally applicable.
1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents of land to public purposes.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transport in the hands of the state.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the state; the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
8. Equal obligation of all to work. Establishment of industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of all the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the populace over the country.
10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc."
Hi, My name is [insert name here] I'm proud to be a Communist, oh wait, opps, I can't say that I mean a Democrat. The ultimate goal is the common good, freedom of the individual isn't important.
Navy E-2C Squadron
Navy E-2C squadron (VAW-116) that knows how to have some fun.
Muqtada Al Sadr's Mahdi Army
A masked gunman stands on a street corner as a building burns nearby in southern Iraqi town of Amarah, 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Friday Oct. 20, 2006. Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia run by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized control of the southern Iraqi city of Amarah on Friday after their fighters stormed three main police stations Friday morning, planting explosives that flattened the buildings. (AP Photo/Haidar Hany)
The clashes between US Armed Force and Mahdi Army indicates a new phase and shift of security plans and battle against terrorists, and the next battle to destroy Mahdi Army with Al Sadr dead, or captured alive.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- The Shiite militia run by anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr seized total control of the southern Iraqi city of Amarah on Friday in one of the boldest acts of defiance yet by one of the country's powerful, unofficial armies, witnesses and police said.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki dispatched an emergency security delegation that included the Minister of State for Security Affairs and top officials from the Interior and Defense ministries, Yassin Majid, the prime minister's media adviser, told The Associated Press.
The Mahdi Army fighters stormed three main police stations Friday morning, planting explosives that flattened the buildings, residents said.
Wild Thing's comment.........
Muqtada Al Sadr is going to have his very own category in my sidebar.
Why we ever let Al Sadr live I'll never understand. As far as I'm concerned, this guy is fair game. He has been quoted as saying...."I will fight until the last drop of my blood has been spilled."
October 21, 2006
Islamic TV Channel Expands Its U.S. Audience
An Islamic TV Channel Expands Its U.S. Audience
The MEMRI Report
Bridges TV, an American-Islamic TV channel "seeking to improve the image of Muslims in the United States" and to "offer a unique perspective on the Middle East and the war on terrorism," has extended its availability into six states, creating a potential audience of nearly 2 million.
Some guests, however, are extremists. One religious figure who appeared October 3 said Muslims have a duty to change America and to increase their numbers to 50% of the population from 2%. He recommended that Shariah, or Islamic law, be implemented in American courts.
During a roundtable discussion on the Arab-Israeli conflict on October 5, one participant offered a solution:
"For the Jews to leave and return to Europe."
One of the stars of Bridges TV is a cofounder and vice chairman of the international health care company CBay Inc., Donald "Skip" Conover....
" In the article, Mr. Conover expressed "his disgust" at what he called inflammatory statements about Arabs and Muslims in the press.
He also discussed the power of the "Jewish lobby" and called on all Muslims to vote for the Democratic Party. "Every American politician is in lockstep with Israel. …
"If the Muslims of America believe that they don't want Bush to have a free hand for the next two years, then the Muslims of America need to get organized and make sure they get out to vote for Democrats for both the House and the Senate," Mr. Conover added. "Every Muslim in the Middle East who has a relative in the U.S. should get the message across to their relatives. They need to make sure that all their friends vote against Bush."
Bridges TV claims that its "major purpose" is "to build bridges between American Muslims and other Americans." After viewing the channel, I find this highly unlikely.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Good grief!!! This is the website for this Islamic TV Channel. I had to check it out.
This has always been my opinon of these kinds of channels. The Spanish channels do not speak English. Why? If they really wanted to assimliate into America then these channels would be in English for one thing.
This has always been my opinion of these kinds of channels. The Spanish channels do not speak English. Why? If they really wanted to assimilate into America then these channels would be in English for one thing.
In regards to this Islamic channel it stinks and ticks me off big time! It has NO intention of building anything except for hate. The comments about Jews, telling people to vote for Democrats. What the hell is that!!!!!! It is obviously a channel full of hate, lies and spew, catering to the death cult followers of Islam.
From the article, also....."Throughout the day, Bridges TV airs segments of Koranic verses, quite a few of which denounce "unbelievers." One notable verse that aired October 9 praised martyrdom."
Looking Back ~ Have They Forgotten?
Dan Rather on Letterman 9/17/01
Wild Thing's comment......
Five days after 9-11 Dan Rather was on David Letterman, he was speaking of what happened, how he was for our Military going after the terrorists. A few years later Dan Rather intensely went after Bush as much as he could. How soon a person forgets that rage of being attacked, how soon we saw many Americans want a war to end with the speed of DSL on our computers.
Dan Rather speaks that the war would be long (4 to 8 years he said) and dangerous. Did he forget what he said? Did he forget how he felt when our Nation was attacked on our land?
I know that none of us that come to this blog have forgotten. We have also learned about our enemy. We know them well, and one thing for sure…. our enemy will never know us well. They will never know how stubborn we can be, how our freedom means more to us anything. How important that Freedom is to be able to leave it to the children of the future of our country. And how not a day goes by that we are not aware of why we are free and what the cost has been that allows us to live in the land of the free and that it truly is the home of the brave.
I saw this video over at Billy's blog......Billy O'Blog. He has an excellent post about it. I am going to put his words here and you might also want to check his blog out. He has some other posts there that are also excellent.
" It is well known that Dan Rather has never been a fan of George Bush. In fact, the story about Bush's alleged 'marginal' service was the downfall of Rather when he adamantly defended the story as fact. It is for this reason that I feel this video is important. For when a man as politically biased as Rather, outlines the path FROM 911, the way he did just 5 days after the attack, it serves as a reminder of just how much we've forgotten, how much we as a country have lost our will.
With elections upcoming that will determine how we prosecute the war started on 911, it's important to reflect how clear our thinking was then and how clouded it has become through partisanship. It is as though we've forgotten the path TO 911 and are continuing down that road again. God help us all if we forget.
The video is long, but I feel important, because in it you will hear Rather PROMOTE the policies this administration is fighting to persue. You will hear Rather advocate going after Iran and Syria and Iraq. He hadn't had the time to learn just how ingrained Islam has been in this war, but many of the comments are chilling.
Take a few minutes to watch this, remember, your feelings then, and ask yourself if we , as a Nation, really want to throw in the towel as many in the media today are trying to brainwash us to do."
Kennedy To Communist Party, USSR ~ You've Got Mail
There’s a new book on Ronald Reagan making the rounds, The Crusader: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of Communism. Its author, Paul Kengor, unearthed a sensational document from the Soviet archives.
That document is a memo regarding an offer made by Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts via former Senator John Tunney, both Democrats, to the General Secretary of the Communist Party, USSR, Yuri Andropov, in 1983.
The offer was to help the Soviet leadership, military and civilian, conduct a PR campaign in the United States as President Ronald Reagan sought re-election.
The goal of the PR campaign would be to cast President Reagan as a warmonger, the Soviets as willing to peacefully co-exist, and thereby turn the electorate away from Reagan. It was a plan to enlist Soviet help, and use the American press, in unseating an American president.
Wild Thing's comment.......
So this little ole KGB letter written at the height of the Cold War shows that Sen. Edward Kennedy offered to assist Soviet leaders in formulating a public relations strategy to counter President Reagan's foreign policy and to complicate his re-election efforts. Amazing, not surprising but ever so typical of the left and of Kennedy.
This is NOT the American way of doing things, but it sure as heck is the Democrat way!
* HOT Air
POW's Lawsuit Re: Kerry
POW's Lawsuit Could Force Kerry to Come Clean On Vietnam "War Crimes" Charges
When John Kerry slandered an entire generation of men who fought in Vietnam he branded them as "war criminals." Today, much of the same thing is being said about our young men and women in Iraq.
Now, a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia’s Court of Common Pleas will test the very foundation of Kerry’s anti-war persona for the first time. It isn’t dubious medals or Kerry’s disputed service record in Vietnam that is being called into question. This time Kerry may finally be forced to answer for the events that launched his public career, one that made him an anti-war hero for many American liberals and a turncoat for millions of Vietnam veterans.
The lawsuit (Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, et al. v. Kenneth Campbell, et al.) challenges the basis, the factual accuracy of then Lt. (j.g.) Kerry’s acrimonious testimony before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1971. It was there Kerry’s public career was catapulted with his now ubiquitous portrayal of American soldiers as murderers, rapists and torturers "who ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam . . . [and] razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan."
For the anti-war, anti-American protesters, the American soldiers are the "terrorists," and the enemies are the victims of a barbaric U.S. military which tortures and murders defenseless civilians.
That false premise, one of the most vicious and enduring smears spawned by Kerry 35 years ago, will also be put to the test once Kerry’s true "Band of Brothers" are put under oath in a Philadelphia courtroom.
The background to this lawsuit is long and complex, but even a condensed version is rich in
irony and poetic justice.
It had it roots in 2004 with the documentary Stolen Honor: Wounds that Never Heal. Many may recall the film, although it is probably best known for not being seen, suppressed after Sinclair Broadcasting Company courageously announced it was going to air the documentary in its entirety.
Thanks to Kerry and his liberal colleagues in the Senate and their enablers in the mainstream media, Sinclair was browbeaten into withdrawing the film, its broadcast license threatened by a Kerry campaign manager in 2004. The film’s producer, Carlton Sherwood, a Pulitzer Prize and Peabody Award-winning investigative reporter, interviewed former POWs for the documentary.
I was among those whom Sherwood, a decorated Marine combat veteran himself, asked to participate in Stolen Honor. I was a POW for nearly six years, held in North Vietnam prison camps, including the notorious Hanoi Hilton, a place of unimaginable horrors — torture, beatings, starvation and mind-numbing isolation. When Kerry branded us "war criminals," he handed our captors all the justification they needed to carry out their threats to execute us. Thanks to Kerry, Jane Fonda and their comrades in the anti-war movement, our captivity was prolonged by years. The communists in Hanoi and Moscow couldn’t have had a better press agent to spread their anti-American propaganda.
To guarantee Stolen Honor would never be seen by anyone — not even theatre-goers — the producer was slapped with a libel and defamation lawsuit.
That lawsuit was filed by a long-time anti-war disciple of the Massachusetts Senator. He was one of Kerry's key war crimes "witnesses," one of several on whom Kerry claims he based his Senate testimony.
The lawsuit put a unique spin on the definition of defamation, claiming that Stolen Honor had damaged the public reputations of himself, Kerry and others by simply quoting their own words and criticisms of America during the Vietnam war!
The POWs and the wives of POWs who participated in Stolen Honor refused to abandon the facts conveyed in the film. For some of us, it was the first time since our release by the Communists in 1973 that we were able to have our voices publicly heard, to tell our stories about the consequences of Kerry’s treachery.
In 2005, we formed a nonprofit organization, the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation (VVLF), to gather records, documents and other materials to form a fact-based, educational repository for students and scholars of Vietnam history and to tell the true story of the American soldiers in Vietnam. The VVLF’s mission is "to set the record straight, factually, about Vietnam and those who fought there."
For our efforts, we were promptly sued by two long-time anti-war Kerry followers and VVAW members. It was clear that Kerry not only wanted to punish us for Stolen Honor; he intended to use surrogates to sue us into permanent silence and financial ruin.
Forced to spend huge sums to defend ourselves from these frivolous lawsuits, we have filed a countersuit against these Kerry surrogates and intend to reveal the truth about the lawsuits and their sponsors. We believe that we can prove that the purpose of nearly two years of litigation was to protect John Kerry, to drain us financially and spiritually, and to prevent us from setting the record straight.
At stake is ultimately nothing less than the integrity of the American military in Vietnam, the honor of the men who served their country, the nobility of those who gave their lives, and the truth of America’s history in Vietnam. Until or unless we do correct the existing record, the American military may never be free of the myths and smears of Vietnam, its honor and integrity cleansed as it fights to defend freedom at home and around the world.
Our mission is hardly over. We hope you will join us in fighting this battle . . . for our soldiers, then and now. For more information about Vietnam, the foregoing litigation, or to make a donation, please access the VVLF website now — Go Here Now.
Col. George E. "Bud" Day
Director and President,
Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation
Col. George E. "Bud" Day, USAF (Ret.,) was a POW in North Vietnam for five years, seven months and 13 days. He served in three wars (WWII, Korea, and Vietnam) and earned the Medal of Honor. He is the Air Force’s most decorated living veteran. He is the Director and President of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, Inc., an organization created to better educate and inform the public about the Vietnam War, its events, its history, and the men and women who sacrificed to serve their country
* Thank you Jack for telling me about this. Please visit Jack's wonderful blog.......Conservative Insurgent. He has a post there today about McCain that is excellent!!
October 20, 2006
The Enemy Within's Plan To Impeach President Bush
A plan is in place to censure and impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney. Orchestrated and organized by the radical Left and Congressman John Conyers, Jr., this plan is ready to go should the Democratic Party take control of the House of Representatives in November.
The plan is the ultimate manifestation of left-wing hatred for George W. Bush rooted in the contentious election of 2000. Since failing to defeat Bush in 2004, the Left has focused its efforts on destroying his presidency by assembling a list of charges aimed at impeaching him.
Around the same time, Senator John Kerry, D-MA, told a gathering of 100 Democrats that, should they capture the House in 2006, there would be a “solid case” for impeachment based on President Bush's “misleading” the American public over prewar intelligence. Kerry was picking up where another prominent Democrat had, on November 1, 2005, left off. On that day, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid called a rare closed Senate session with other Democrats to look into the “misinformation and disinformation” used by the Bush administration to justify Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Boxer and Kerry weren't the only prominent Democrats discussing the possibility of impeachment during 2005. Such matters were also being discussed by Diane Feinstein, Carl Levin and Ron Wyden, who, along with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and left-leaning Republicans Chuck Hagel and Olympia Snowe, called for both Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committee investigations into the NSA wiretaps. And on December 20, 2005, Rep. John Lewis, D-GA, underscored those calls.
To some observers, the Democrats' endless calls for investigations might appear to be simply a dead-end continuation of the 2000 election – heavy on anti-Bush vitriol and posturing, light on concrete action. And such observers might have been right, if not for the fact that a bill, H.R.635, aimed at investigating articles of impeachment, was submitted to Congress on Dec.18, 2005.
The submission of that bill by John Conyers Jr. was, first and foremost, a legislative victory for the radical Left and its sugar daddy, Shadow Party leader George Soros, who for all practical purposes guides the anti-U.S., terrorist-sympathizing agendas of the Democratic Party by funding groups that push far-Left candidates and threaten the careers of existing Democratic Party members who do not tow the radical Left line.
Justifying the submittal of that bill, Conyers said, “There has been massive support for House Resolution 635 from a very vigorous network of grassroots activists and people committed to holding the Bush Administration accountable for its widespread abuses of power.”
The committed activists Conyers spoke of include:
its founder, former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark (who has advised Conyers on impeachment issues)
Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer Barbara Olshansky, who advises Conyers on impeachment related issues and wrote a book on impeaching Bush that has served as a template for H.R.635
The National Lawyers Guild...this is a pdf file
most of the 911 'truth' movement...US Labor Against the War
The rest of the article is HERE over at Frontpage
Wild Thing's comment.....
This is the kind of thing that will come to be if we get a Democrat controlled House. This an many other things. God help America if this ever happens.
War Pigs Of Islam
"What happens when you take a Vietnam-era anti-war song and apply it to the jihad." ......Vinnie
Wild Thing's comment.......Thank you to Vinnie at Vince aut Morire for this video he made.
Hillary's Staff Tells A Whopper
Hillary, Not as in the Mount Everest Guy
By DANNY HAKIM
Published: October 17, 2006
For more than a decade, one piece of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s informal biography has been that she was named for Sir Edmund Hillary, the conqueror of Mount Everest. The story was even recounted in Bill Clinton’s autobiography.
But yesterday, Mrs. Clinton’s campaign said she was not named for Sir Edmund after all.
“It was a sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add,” said Jennifer Hanley, a spokeswoman for the campaign.
In May 1953, Sir Edmund and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, became the first men to reach the summit of Mount Everest. In 1995, shortly after meeting Sir Edmund, Mrs. Clinton said that her mother, Dorothy Rodham, had long told her she was named for the famous mountaineer.
“It had two l’s, which is how she thought she was supposed to spell Hillary,” Mrs. Clinton said at the time, after meeting Sir Edmund. “So when I was born, she called me Hillary, and she always told me it’s because of Sir Edmund Hillary.”
Even though Bill Clinton repeated the story in his 2004 autobiography, “My Life,” Hillary Clinton did not mention it in her own autobiography, “Living History,” which was published in 2003.
But one big hole has been poked in the story over the years, both in cyberspace and elsewhere: Sir Edmund became famous only after climbing Everest in 1953. Mrs. Clinton, as it happens, was born in 1947.
Wild Thing's comment.....
LMAO this is so funny! And Bill Clinton repeated it in his book. No one bothered to even check it out first. hahahahha
House Intel Chair Suspends Staff Member
WASHINGTON -- House Intelligence Chairman Peter Hoekstra has suspended a Democratic staff member because of concerns he may have leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to The New York Times last month.
The Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has suspended a Democratic staff member pending an investigation into whether he leaked a high-level intelligence assessment to the news media.
The committee's top Democrat said the suspension was "without basis."
The staff member, who was not identified, was suspended this week by Chairman Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., his spokesman said Thursday evening. The aide is being denied access to classified information pending the outcome of a review, said the spokesman, Jamal Ware.
The leak to The New York Times of a National Intelligence Estimate on global terror trends caused a political uproar last month. In the assessment, completed in April, analysts from the government's 16 spy agencies concluded that the Iraq war has become a "cause celebre" for Islamic extremists, breeding deep resentment of the U.S. that probably will get worse before it gets better.
President Bush suggested the document was leaked for "political purposes" weeks before the midterm elections. He later made public four pages of the estimate's key findings.
In a letter to Hoekstra dated Sept. 29, Rep. Ray LaHood, R-Ill., a committee member, said the Democratic staffer requested the document from National Intelligence Director John Negroponte three days before a Sept. 23 story by the Times on its conclusions.
"I have no credible information to say any classified information was leaked from the committee's minority staff, but the implications of such would be dramatic," LaHood said in the letter, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press. "This may, in fact, be only coincidence, and simply 'look bad.' But coincidence, in this town, is rare."
Ware, Hoekstra's spokesman, said: "Chairman Hoekstra considers security highly important, and the coincidence certainly merits a review."
The Intelligence Committee's top Democrat, Jane Harman of California, wrote to Hoekstra that she was "appalled" by his action, which was "without basis."
"I demand that you immediately reinstate the staffer's access to classified information," she said.
A conference call to the committee's nine Democrats on Wednesday to inform them of the aide's suspension prompted outrage, said two congressional officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about internal committee business.
The officials said that the National Intelligence Estimate was marked "secret," rather than "top secret" or another more restrictive classification. As a result, thousands of people would have had access to it, including the intelligence, armed services and international relations committees of the House.
The officials said the staff member acted appropriately in requesting the document on behalf of a committee member.
Relations between Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have soured in recent weeks.
On Tuesday, Harman unilaterally released the executive summary of an independent investigator's review into the actions of a jailed former congressman, Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, R-Calif. The report found that he abused his position on the committee to help ensure lucrative contracts went to associates, in exchange for bribes.
Hoekstra called Harman's decision to release the document "disturbing and beyond the pale."
Bush allies have been on a campaign to stop leaks to the news media, particularly targeting the New York Times.
In June, the House approved a Republican-drafted resolution condemning news organizations for revealing a covert government program to track terrorist financing, saying the disclosure had "placed the lives of Americans in danger."
The resolution, which passed on a largely party-line vote, did not specifically name the news organizations, but it was aimed at the Times and other news media that reported earlier that month on a secret CIA-Treasury program to track millions of financial records in search of terrorists.
The New York Times did not respond to a telephone message seeking comment Thursday night.
Wild Thing's comment......
"Suspended"? How about arrested and cuffed??
Name ................ Party ......................State
Peter Hoekstra............ Republican............... Michigan
Ray LaHood ................Republican ...............Illinois
Terry Everett ...............Republican ..............Alabama
Elton Gallegly ................Republican ............California
Heather Wilson ............Republican .............New Mexico
Jo Ann Davis ................Republican .............Virginia
Mac Thornberry............ Republican............. Texas
John McHugh............... Republican............... New York
Todd Tiahrt ....................Republican................ Kansas
Mike Rogers................. Republican............... Michigan
Rick Renzi .....................Republican .............. Arizona
Darrell Issa ......................Republican ............. California
Jane Harman ......................Democrat ................California
Alcee L. Hastings.............. Democrat .................. Florida
Silvestre Reyes .................Democrat .................. Texas
Leonard L. Boswell ...........Democrat .................. Iowa
Robert E. (Bud) Cramer, Jr ..........Democrat ...........Alabama
Anna G. Eshoo..................... Democrat ................. California
Rush D. Holt .......................Democrat .................. New Jersey
C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger............ Democrat ..........Maryland
John Tierney........................... Democrat ....................Massachusetts
Why Vote Republican
Got to dance to this one. I love the music. giggle
October 19, 2006
Mc Cain Is Such A Drama Queen
McCain: "I'd just commit suicide" if Democrats take control of Senate
by O. Kay Henderson
Arizona Senator and probable 2008 Republican presidential candidate John McCain jokingly says he would "commit suicide" if Democrats take control of the U.S. Senate in this November's election.
McCain was in Iowa today (Wednesday), campaigning with GOP Congressmen Steve King and Tom Latham as well as Republican congressional candidate Jeff Lamberti. McCain spoke at a mid-day news conference in Des Moines, where McCain was asked what his reaction would be to a Democratic take-over of the Senate.
"I think I'd just commit suicide," McCain said, as the Republicans standing beside him burst into laughter. "I don't want to face that eventuality because I don't think it's going to happen...I think it's going to be tough, but I think we'll do o.k."
A few moments later McCain turned to Congressman Latham and joked that Latham would probably commit suicide first, as polls suggest control of the House is likely to swing to Democrats in this year's election.
According to McCain, the current "tenor" of campaigns is too negative and he hopes the courts can help stop new groups called "527s" which are able to skirt campaign contribution limits. "The 527s are pernicious evil that needs to be eliminated," McCain said.
"We have a Federal Elections Commission that will not enforce the law and they are an absolute national disgrace." McCain said.
McCain was also asked to address foreign policy issues. McCain said Democrats, like fellow Senator John Kerry, were wrong to criticize the Bush Administration in the hours following North Korea's test of a nuclear weapon.
"I think at the time of the crisis, we should probably support the president," McCain said. "I was disappointed that the Democrats almost immediately started criticizing President Bush's policies. I thought it was a time we should rally behind the president."
As for the world's other hot-spot -- Iraq, McCain backs Bush's recent promise to Iraq's prime minister that the U.S. will stay as long as it takes to win that war. McCain believes the U.S. should have more troops on the ground in Iraq -- and they should be full-time, not part-time, soldiers.
"We need a much larger Army and Marine Corps. When you look at the deployment of the Iowa National Guard and the magnificent service they have rendered, it's really incredible but it's too much of a strain on the Guard," McCain said. "You just can't keep asking our Guard people to go back and back and back."
McCain, an opponent of the federal tax break for corn-based ethanol, visited an ethanol plant in Nevada early this afternoon. McCain said with "technological improvements" in the production of ethanol, combined with ever-more expensive petroleum, he supports expanded federal spending on research that will benefit the industry, but he still opposes direct subsidies for the ethanol industry.
Wild Thing's comment.......
OK, here is the thing, if we don't win I will be angry, and also terrified at what the Dems will do to destroy this country even more then they already have.
But I am not going to commit suicide over it. I won’t have to, the Dems will have the entire country of the United States killed as we know it. And I need to stay alive to fight back in whatever way I can even if it is in emails, letters and phone calls telling them off. Plus this little ole Blog where we can rant and cheer and use to hang out with others of like mind.
McCain is known for having a temper, he has been rude to people that have actually come out to support him at some of his speech thingies. Unstable comes to mind, but to even kid about suicide, hey he is one of our leaders in government such as he is, and that kind of statement is right out of the Alec Baldwin mentality.
Good grief Charlie Brown!
Ahmadinejad: 'I Have a Connection With God"
Iran President Ahmadinejad: 'I Have a Connection With God, Since God Said That the Infidels Will Have No Way to Harm the Believers'; 'We Have Only One Step Remaining Before We Attain the Summit of Nuclear Technology'; The West 'Will Not Dare To Attack Us'
God might have a different take on this subject and so might the USA
In an Iftar address to an audience of his supporters, including members of the Union of Islamic Engineers and supporters of the Khat-e Emam, on October 14, 2006, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stated that he had a connection with God, and promised that Iran would continue to develop nuclear energy, and would not give in to the West's demand to suspend its uranium enrichment "even for one single day."
The parts of Ahmadinejad's address regarding his connection with God were reported by the independent Iranian news agency Iran News, which is active within Iran, on October 15, 2006, under the title "A Different Report by Iran News on Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's New Shocking Address at the Iftar of the Engineers Union."
Like Ahmadinejad, other members of Iran's upper echelons have also recently expressed their objections to a suspension of uranium enrichment like that undertaken by the previous president, the reformist Mohammad Khatami.
At a meeting with the heads of Iran's ruling authorities, Iran's Supreme Leader 'Ali Khamenei said:
"Had we not taken the path we took two years ago, i.e. consented to suspend uranium enrichment, perhaps today we would be kicking ourselves, saying 'Why didn't we try that path?' But today we are moving ahead towards our goal, with complete confidence and with absolute control, and [today] no one can claim any longer that we were mistaken in the path we took [i.e. our current refusal to suspend enrichment] in the nuclear issue, because we did try the other path i.e. consent to suspend enrichment..."
The reformist daily Aftab-e Yazd reported that Ahmadinejad had said in his address that Iran "must stand firm in its nuclear policy; we have one more step, and if we pass that, this matter will be attained."
A few days previously, on October 11, 2006, Ahmadinejad had made similar statements on the nuclear issue, in a speech in the city of Shahriyar:
"...The enemies are completely paralyzed, and cannot in any way confront the Iranian people. If our people maintain unity and solidarity, they [i.e. the enemies] must expect a great Iranian victory, because we have only one step remaining before we attain the summit of nuclear technology."
In that speech, Ahmadinejad underlined the West's inability to act: "The enemy will never confront us. An attack on Iran is nonsense."
The following are the main points of the Iran News report of Ahmadinejad's Iftar speech:
The Second Islamic Revolution
"...I told you that the second wave of the 1979 Islamic Revolution has already begun [with my election to the presidency in 2005, and that it is bigger and more terrible than the first..."
The Connection to God and the Anticipated Muslim Victory Over the Infidels
"On the nuclear issue, I have said to my friends on many occasions, 'Don't worry. They i.e. the Westerners are only making noise.' But my friends don't believe me, and say, 'You are connected to some place!' I always say: 'Now the West is disarmed vis-à-vis Iran on the nuclear issue, and does not know how to end this matter with us.' But my friends say: 'You are uttering divine words! Then they will laugh at us!'
"Believe me, legally speaking, and in the eyes of public opinion, we have absolutely succeeded. I say this out of knowledge. Someone asked me: 'So and so said that you have a connection.' I said: 'Yes, I have.' He asked me: 'Really, you have a connection? With whom?' I answered: 'I have a connection with God,' since God said that the infidels will have no way to harm the believers. Well, but only if we are believers, because God said: You will be the victors. But the same friends say that Ahmadinejad says strange things.
"If we are really believers, God will show us victory, and this miracle. Is it necessary today for a female camel to emerge from the heart of the mountain so that my friends will accept the miracle? Wasn't the Islamic Revolution enough of a miracle? Wasn't the Imam Ayatollah Khomeini a miracle?... "
Iran's Nuclear Policy
"They Westerners did two ugly things. First, they attacked Lebanon in order to extract concessions from us i.e. Iran. Second, they took the nuclear issue to the U.N. Security Council. Of course, now they are sunk in a quagmire, and don't know what to do with us. We, for our part, did not retreat one millimeter. First, because if we retreat even a little, that is, if we agree to suspend uranium enrichment even] for a single day, they will say that the Iranians retreat under pressure. And second, if we do this, they will tell the entire world that the Iranians have finally stopped their uranium enrichment. Didn't we stop the enrichment in the previous round of talks? What did we gain by that?...
"I say that now, by the grace of God, we have gone most of the way; be confident that they will not dare to attack us."
Attitude Towards the U.S. and Bush
"... The president of America is like us. That is, he too is inspired... but [his] inspiration is of the satanic kind. Satan gives inspiration to the president of America...
"With regard to the news that U.S. aircraft carriers have been sent to the Persian Gulf, I say to you now to let your minds be at ease. If two warships come, let them come... Why did you say nothing two months ago, when 140 of their warships left? Actually, I think that the fact that they are coming means that there is no possibility that anything will happen.
"What is dangerous is if they leave the region; then, it will be clear that they have a plan. That is exactly what I said at the Supreme National Security Council meeting some time ago. I said, be certain that the departure of those American warships from the Persian Gulf is the beginning of a bad event. Then indeed we saw that they caused the Lebanon war."
Wild Thing's comment........
Well I guess that ends all discussion, he is speaking on behalf of God now. He can't get any more delusional.
Reid: It's A GOP Smear Campaign
Harry Reid says: “I believe in ensuring all facts come to light.”
However, two years after $1.1 million was paid directly to Reid for the sale of land which he no longer personally owned, he announced he was amending his ethics reports to Congress… to more fully account for the Las Vegas land deal, which was reported last week in a story by the AP. [After initially refusing to discuss the matter - Reid reportedly hung up on the AP reporter when asked about it - he has since offered to amend his financial disclosures.
Reid labeled the AP story as the “latest attempt” by Republicans to affect the election. AP reported last week that it learned of the land deal from a former Reid adviser who had concerns about the way the deal was reported to Congress.
Interestingly enough, according to a report from Nathan Burchfiel, “Since the story broke, the Washington Post has mentioned it three times: once in story about the scandal on Oct. 12 and in an unrelated article and an editorial on Oct. 13. The New York Times has mentioned the scandal once in an article on Oct. 12.
During the same time period, the papers have mentioned Foley 37 and 28 times, respectively.
GOP Video, a must see.....CLICK HERE
Wild Thing's comment......
razOr thank you for the link for the video. heh heh
ROTFL. Anytime one of these sleazy liberals gets caught in the act it is the fault of Republicans.
Corrupt Republicans = Apologize, resign, face the music
Corrupt Democrats = Lie, deny, obfuscate, blame Republicans, remain in office, get treated as a hero
October 18, 2006
"Myth of Delusion" Get's Noticed By American Intelligence
How Qaeda Warned Its Operatives on Using Cell Phones
By ELI LAKE - Staff Reporter of the Sun
October 18, 2006
When an aspiring Al Qaeda terrorist is buying a cell phone, it's best that he purchase the chip inside the device under a phony name or from a black market vendor that does not sell the accompanying documentation. If he has any reason to believe his phone has been tapped, he should sell it immediately to a stranger.
This is the kind of advice contained in "Myth of Delusion," a 151-page manuscript making the rounds on password-protected jihadi Web sites. The book recently caught the attention of American intelligence analysts, who estimate that it was released sometime this summer.
An English translation obtained by The New York Sun and whose authenticity was confirmed by a senior intelligence official gives an insight into what America's Islamist enemies believe they know about the CIA and the National Security Agency. It also underscores the paranoid mind at the heart of the international jihad movement, devoting paragraphs to how South Korean intelligence influences America's national security through a newspaper controlled by the Unification Church, the Washington Times.
The author of the book is a little-known terrorist named Mohammed al-Hakaymah, a member of a violent group that recently splintered off from an Egyptian Islamist organization, Gama'a al-Islamiyya, when it signed a cease-fire agreement with Cairo. Mr. Hakaymah gained some notoriety on August 5, when Osama bin Laden's Egyptian-born deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, mentioned his name in an announcement that Al Qaeda was merging with the splinter group.
An independent analyst affiliated with the Washington-based Jamestown Foundation, Chris Zambelis, said yesterday that the book is similar to a military manual published by a Syrian named Abu Musab al-Suri, which was based largely on open sources and information released by the Pentagon.
"You see this kind of thing a lot. On the radical Islamic forums, you have people put up U.S.military manuals advising followers about American military tactics. In terms of an actual manual for intelligence, though, this is the most extensive and comprehensive I have seen," Mr. Zambelis said.
The book also gives a detailed description of how the CIA recruits spies, based on information widely available in fiction and nonfiction books about espionage. But in this section, the author conflates the training of spies and officers, writing that recruited spies are trained in the West Virginia CIA facility known as the Farm, when in fact only officers receive training there.
Yesterday, the senior intelligence official summed up the book as:
"an assessment of American intelligence, a mixture of a couple of things. There is some element of training from things they gather from open sources. ... But this is also clearly propaganda."
The propaganda element appears to be aimed at certain Islamists who have rejected Al Qaeda's view that America, or what the group's leaders call "the far enemy," is too powerful and too efficient to challenge.
One of the purposes of the book is to show that America's intelligence agencies "make mistakes and are not infallible," a professor of strategic studies at Johns Hopkins University, Mary Habeck, said. The author is saying:
"We don't have to fear them like we always fear them. That is why it is called the ‘Myth of Delusion.' One of bin Laden's purposes, he says, in authorizing 9/11 was to break the media blockade, to show the invincibility of the United States as a media myth," Ms. Habeck added.
In his preface, Mr. Hakaymah writes that the book will "use the published reports, news, and research, which expose the extent of the failure of the American intelligence services inside and outside the United States."
He writes that the November 2001 killing of a CIA officer, Michael Spann, in Afghanistan represented an enormous victory for Al Qaeda because the agency had to admit his death publicly.
Wild Thing's comment......
I am glad our intelligence is on top of this. I found it interesting how desperate the Islamists are for information to turn it into propaganda for their use.
Palestinian PM Haniya:Let the Machine Gun Do the Talking
Palestinian Prime Minister Haniya: Let the Machine Gun Do the Talking
Palestinian Prime Minister Isma'il Haniya Declares: We Will Never Recognize Israel
The following is an address delivered by Palestinian Prime Minister Isma'il Haniya, which aired on Al-Jazeera TV
Isma'il Haniya: The language of blood is my language, and there is nothing but blood. I have shut my mouth to the art of speech, and let the machine gun do the talking. I let Al-Qassam do the talking, to turn the dens of the Jews into hell.
The government draws its strength from this mighty people, from the mother of the martyr, who sends a message to the government... This mother, who sacrificed two or three of her sons as martyrs, sends a message to the
government and the prime minister: Abu Al-Abd, don't you dare to give in.
Oh mujahideen, I ask you, and answer me yes or no: Do you support recognizing the so-called Israel?
Isma'il Haniya: Say it so the far and near can hear.
Isma'il Haniya: Do you support recognizing the so-called Israel?
In terms of the domestic situation, we have undergone three stages. We have undergone three stages. The first stage:
From the day we came into power, there were demonstrations against joining a national unity government. Some
Fatah leaders said: It is a disgrace for us to join a government formed by Hamas. Then all kinds of things began to happen, from the moment we formed the government. There were demonstrations, marches, and press conferences - continuous incitement against this government.
There is more.......TO VIEW THIS CLIP: See it HERE
Wild Thing's comment....
I hope an IDF sniper does some talking to that vile Isma'il Haniya.
IDF - Sing with Israeli troops! Shabat
Entertaining Israeli soldiers somewhere in the warzone during Shabat.
Notice one of the Merkava tanks has what appears to be battle damge from a RPG
Wild Thing's comment......
It isn't the best visual as far as being clear like most of the video's are. But it is a good feeling to see the IDF having fun and singing. This are heating up a lot in Israel again, nothing new, but the Hamas is yet again making more of their threats. I wish so much Israel would have not been stopped in their defense and the soldiers that have been kidnapped and taken hostage would be released and home with their families.
Pray for Israel and the IDF.
October 17, 2006
Jihad Incorporated ~ Militant Islam In The U.S.
Jihad Incorporated-Steve Emerson's guide to militant Islam in the U.S.
Frontpage interviewed Steve Emerson, executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, one of the largest archival data centers of militant Islam. He started the organization in 1995 after a film he did, Jihad in America.
He works closely with law enforcement, Congress and the media. His organization’s mission is to investigate and expose the threat of radical Islam. He is the author of the new book, Jihad Incorporated: A Guide to Militant Islam in the U.S., which covers every radical Islamic operation, prosecution and incident on American soil, or against American targets, in the last 10 years.
FP: So what inspired you to write this book?
Emerson: It was really the collaborative product of my research staff. We felt that a reference book was needed in which all Islamic terrorist groups, operations and prosecutions connected to the US could be found in one place. It’s really a history of radical Islam in the US.
FP: How do you go about your work in collecting data on the bad guys?
Emerson: We collect data in numerous ways. From websites, list serves, publications, informants, undercover recordings, government records, court documents, and sources. We have acquired close to 4 million documents and 18,000 hours of audio and video of radical Islamic gatherings, conferences or speeches.
FP: Who are your "consumers”?
Emerson: Well, we really have no traditional "consumers" since we don't sell our information and we don't take a penny of government financing. But we do work closely with law enforcement, Congress and the media. Each "consumer" has a different institutional interest. Law enforcement wants to make cases; Congress wants to exercise oversight and disseminate original information; and the media wants news.
FP: Tell us some of the key players in the terrorist network. And which groups are the most influential among the jihadi groups today?
Emerson: Well, today, the terrorist hierarchy has changed considerably from the pre-911 days. Al Qaeda is still the grand-daddy but it obviously lacks the punch and reach it once had. Instead, there are mini-Al-Qaedas that have formed, either in Asia, the Middle East or the West. Jamat Islamiya in southeast Asia has become more of an Al Qaeda surrogate. Hamas, while largely maintaining a hudna, is busily reinforcing and re-invigorating itself with new weapons and explosives for the day that it deems advantageous to attack Israel. Hezbollah, which survived intact in its war with Israel, was actually hurt militarily more than some had estimated. It does however have a worldwide presence.
The threat against individuals or governments deemed to be "enemies of Islam" is growing in its dimensions. The killing of Theo Van Gogh, the recent threats against the Pope, the Danish cartoon controversy all highlighted the growth of threats against high profile targets in the West's backyard.
FP: Can you talk a bit about the organizations in the Middle East, aside from al Qaeda, that pose a threat to us?
Emerson: Well, I would say that Hezbollah poses the greatest threat to American interests today. They have their own ideological hatred of the United States and they are also effectively controlled by Iran. Islamic Jihad, because of its closeness with Iran, could easily put Americans in its crosshairs.
FP: How entrenched are the jihadists in the US today? Are there different gradations of jihadists?
Emerson: There are essentially two types of jihadists. The hard-core military jihadists who are prepared to carry out terrorist attacks in the United States. They have already been indoctrinated. All they await is a charismatic leader or the external order that gives them a green light. Secondly, there is the far greater number of what I call “cultural jihadists.” The cultural jihadists are not willing to carry out attacks themselves, but rather, they provide the moral support for the military jihadists.
They are the ones that believe that Israel or the US carried out 9-11. In the trial of the would-be NYC Herald Square bomber, an undercover informant for the NYPD recounted an astonishing observation. He said that as he made his rounds among two different mosques, he encountered a virulent hatred for the United States. For example, I can show you a tape of a Hamas rally held in New Jersey where thousands of people in attendance—women, children and men—are all chanting slogans such as “We buy paradise with the blood of the Jews.” Do I think that all of them are terrorists? Of course not. But they are cultural jihadists.
The cultural jihadists provide the environment for the military jihadists.
Beyond the physical threat posed by jihadists, there is the issue of free speech being increasingly curtailed by virtue of radical Islamic groups--masquerading as "civil rights" groups--labeling anyone who criticizes militant Islam as racist or as defaming the Prophet Mohammed. The threat of violence during the Danish cartoon episode was the real reason why 99% of US newspapers refused to republish the cartoons. The flip side of this problem lies in the refusal of mainstream media--with some exceptions--to investigate the backgrounds or report the ulterior agenda of these Islamic "civil rights" groups. That's a dereliction of journalism 101. Why do they do it? Sometimes they are deceived, other times they are sympathetic to the cause of the group.
FP: Illuminate for us the support system for the jihadists that exists within our own borders.
Emerson: There are different tiers. The largest tier is what I called in the previous question the cultural jihadists. They are not willing to carry out attacks but they provide moral support for such attacks. There is the financial infrastructure. Radical Islamic charities had served as a main conduit for terrorist operations and organizations but Treasury has been quite successful at closing the charities whose financing could be linked to terrorist groups. As a result of this pressure, terrorist groups are resorting increasingly to getting their funding from organized retail theft, in which they traffic in stolen or pirated goods (like baby formula), car theft, counterfeit production or bust-out schemes.
FP: To what extent do mosques provide cover for terrorists?
Emerson: Mosques have tended to serve as save havens and meeting points for Islamic terrorist groups. Of course, we are not referring to all mosques but there are at least 40 episodes of extremists and terrorists being connected to mosques in the past decade.
FP: To what extent do terrorists use the Internet for communication?
Emerson: The virtual jihad has now become a dominant mechanism for terrorist communications among themselves, to the outside world and to gather new recruits.
FP: Numerous Muslim American organizations make lobbying efforts to influence the top echelons of the federal government. How successfully are these and what damage do they do?
Emerson: I don't blame the Islamic radical groups for lobbying. I blame the recipient institutions for legitimizing them. The FBI, for example, has mandated outreach to Islamic groups. That's a good thing to do in principle. But unfortunately, the groups designated as deserving of being recognized by the FBI have disproportionately revolved around groups that are tethered to radical agendas, such as CAIR and MPAC. In turn, this crowds out authentic moderates whose voices need to be reaffirmed in the community. And it strengthens the hands of the cultural jihadists who tell their followers not to cooperate with the FBI or law enforcement. That's precisely the wrong message the government wants to communicate.
Desert Surfing in Iraq
Soldiers having fun on their downtime. Just outside Ramadi Iraq
Rice ~ Loose Cannon or Spokesperson
Rice: Palestinian struggle echoes battle for US independence
WASHINGTON - In her first-ever appearance before an American-Palestinian crowd, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice reiterated her personal commitment and that of the US administration to the creation of an independent Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution.
"I believe that there could be no greater legacy for America than to help to bring into being a Palestinian state for a people who have suffered too long, who have been humiliated too long, who have not reached their potential for too long, and who have so much to give to the international community and to all of us," Rice told an audience of several hundred guests at a gala event of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), a US group working to promote the idea of an independent Palestinian state.
"I promise you my personal commitment to that goal," Rice concluded.
Rice compared the vision of Palestinian statehood to that of American independence and the civil rights battles in one of the strongest endorsements from the Bush administration to the idea of an independent Palestinian state.
"I should never have grown up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama to become the secretary of state of the United States of America," Rice said, adding that eventually, once these visions do come true, "we wonder why did anyone ever doubt that it was possible."
Rice emphasized US support to the Palestinian people, by increasing the American foreign aid to the Palestinians to $468 million, and by putting in place an international mechanism which will allow transfer of financial assistance to the Palestinians without going through the Hamas government.
She said that now, after several months of having Hamas in power, the Palestinian people are holding Hamas accountable for the situation in the territories.
"Hamas now faces a hard choice that it has always sought to avoid: Either you are a peaceful political party, or a violent terrorist group - but you cannot be both," Rice said.
The secretary of state also stressed the importance of backing moderate leaders in the Arab world, such as Mahmoud Abbas in Palestine, Fuad Siniora in Lebanon and Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq. She said that one of the goals of her recent trip to the region, her sixth trip since becoming secretary of state, was to "build a support for those people who are trying and who need our help more than ever now."
Ziad Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine, said Wednesday that the fact that Rice came to speak at the American-Palestinian event has great importance. At the same time, Asali stressed that it does not reflect a change in policy toward the region, though "sometimes symbolism is more important than substance."
Wild Thing's comment.......
Condi either you are speaking for President Bush or you are one freaking loose cannon and God help the United States and and God help Israel!!!! I have no idea if you are speaking for Bush, I hope not, because these things you have been saying lately and other things you have said for some time just send me over the edge.
Condi needs to read this and open her eyes about the Palestinians.
I never saw this photo of this cell phone before, just saw it while searching for the photo above.
October 16, 2006
Terrorist Sympathizer Lynn Stewart Gets ONLY 28 Months
Clinton appointed Judge, communist, American hater, terrorist lover says ONLY 28 months. Well he can go to hell!
Former civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart appears with her husband Ralph Poynter, right, at a rally in front of Manhattan federal court before her scheduled sentencing.
Oct 16, 2006
NEW YORK -- Civil rights lawyer Lynne Stewart was sentenced to two years and four months months in prison on a terrorism charge Monday for helping an Egyptian sheik communicate with his followers on the outside.
Stewart, 67, who was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, smiled, cried and hugged supporters after U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl announced he was dramatically reducing the 30-year prison sentence called for by federal sentencing guidelines.
"If you send her to prison, she's going to die. It's as simple as that," defense lawyer Elizabeth Fink told the judge before the sentence was pronounced.
The sentence was met with claps and cheers outside the courthouse, where about 200 supporters of Stewart had gathered.
"This is a victory for the movement," one of Stewart's supporters said.
The motley crowd was a mix of graying Vietnam-war era leftists--some in wheelchairs--with younger, anti-Iraq war activists. It also included several filmmakers working on projects related to the case.
The judge said Stewart could remain free pending appeal, a process that could take more than a year.
Koeltl said she was guilty of smuggling messages between the sheik and his followers that could have "potentially lethal consequences."
He called the crimes "extraordinarily severe criminal conduct." But he cited more than three decades of dedication to poor, disadvantaged and unpopular clients that had left her destitute even though she worked on more than 70 cases at once.
"Ms. Stewart performed a public service, not only to her clients but to the nation," Koeltl said.
Outside court, Stewart said she thought the sentence was "a victory for doing good work all one's life." She added: "You get time off for good behavior usually at the end of your prison term. I got it at the beginning."
U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said he had no immediate comment.
Stewart was convicted in 2005 of providing material support to terrorists. She had released a statement by Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind sheik sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted in plots to blow up five New York landmarks and assassinate Egypt's president.
Prosecutors have called the case a major victory in the war on terrorism. They said Stewart and other defendants carried messages between the sheik and senior members of an Egyptian-based terrorist organization, helping spread Abdel-Rahman's call to kill those who did not subscribe to his extremist interpretation of Islamic law.
In a letter to the sentencing judge, Stewart proclaimed: "I am not a traitor." "The end of my career truly is like a sword in my side,"
Stewart said at her sentencing. "Permit me to live out the rest of my life productively, lovingly, righteously." In a pre-sentence document, prosecutors told Koeltl that Stewart's "egregious, flagrant abuse of her profession, abuse that amounted to material support to a terrorist group, deserves to be severely punished."
In a letter to the judge, Stewart asked for mercy, saying she did not intentionally enter into any plot or conspiracy to aid a terrorist organization. She believes the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks made her behavior intolerable in the eyes of the government and gave it an excuse to make an example out of her.
"The government's characterization of me and what occurred is inaccurate and untrue," she wrote. "It takes unfair advantage of the climate of urgency and hysteria that followed 9/11 and that was relived during the trial. I did not intentionally enter into any plot or conspiracy to aid a terrorist organization."
"This case had nothing to do with September 11, your honor," Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Dember said at the sentencing.
"What she was doing was smuggling terrorism messages and smuggling out Abdel-Rahman's responses." Earlier, about 150 Stewart supporters who could not get inside the capacity-filled courtroom stood outside the courthouse, chanting "Free Lynne, Free Lynne."
As she entered the courthouse, Stewart shouted to them "I love you" and "I'm hanging in there." "It's not just Lynn Stewart who is a victim, it's the Bill of Rights that's the victim," said Al Dorfman, 72, a retired lawyer who was among the Stewart supporters standing outside.
Another 200 supporters jammed the hallways outside the courtroom.
Stewart was arrested six months after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, along with Mohamed Yousry, an Arabic interpreter, and Ahmed Abdel Sattar, a U.S. postal worker.
The indictment against Stewart, Yousry and Sattar was brought by former Attorney General John Ashcroft in 2002.
Koeltl sentenced Sattar to 24 years in prison on Monday.
Convicted of conspiracy to kill and kidnap people in a foreign country, he could have been sentenced to a life term.
Koeltl said he departed from the federal sentencing guidelines for Sattar because no one was killed or injured as a result of the crimes and because of Sattar's lack of previous crimes and restrictive prison conditions.
"I am not a terrorist, your honor," Sattar told the judge before he was sentenced.
"I am not a violent person. I am a human being. I am an American. I am a Muslim who practices and believes strongly in his religion," Sattar said.
Wild Thing's comment......
This makes me sick to my stomach, totally sick. I am tired of being angry and I am tired of seeing how the enemy within.....the LEFT is destroying our great America inch by inch. I will never give up, it just isn't in me to do such a thing. We have the grandest county on this earth. In my world, the American Flag will always fly, Veterans and our troops will always be appreciated for all they do. But the warrior in me is also on 24/7 alert to the enemy and more and more my anger grows toward them and more and more I want them to know it. Let others be diplomatic, let others keep quiet when they could speak out. Not me, I want them to know how they disgust me, how evil I think and know they are!!
This is a travesty the woman gave info from a terrorist to his henchmen on the outside. Treason is now on the same level as failing to use your turn signal. Those charged with enforcing our laws almost entirely ignore it.
If there was any justice at all she would have been stood up against a wall and shot!!
Well this idiot freak Judge John George Koeltl, was appointed by Clinton so what else is new.
Federal Judicial Service: Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York Nominated by William J. Clinton on April 26, 1994, to a seat vacated by Shirley Wohl Kram; Confirmed by the Senate on August 9, 1994, and received commission on August 10, 1994.
Also this woman and her associate Sattar aided in the assassination of the Afghan Northern Alliance leader Masood, the "Lion of Panjir."
Remember the Rosenbergs, they were executed. Their grandchildren (Robert and Rachel Meeropol) worked for and with Lynne Stewart. The Meerpol's are active in America hating traitorous activities here in the US. They wrote on behalf of this dirty b*tch.
"Her case is an example of the way in which the government is equating individuals who represent terrorists with terrorists themselves -- that language of 'if you're not with us you're against us'," said Rachel Meeropol of the Center for Constitutional Rights.
And there is this as well.................
MAY 2003 : (CUNY LAW SCHOOL STUDENTS ATTEMPT TO AWARD ATTORNEY LYNNE STEWART THE SCHOOL'S 'PUBLIC INTEREST LAWYER OF THE YEAR' AWARD AT THEIR GRADUATION CEREMONIES- CUNY'S CRIMINAL LAW SOCIETY HONORED HER INSTEAD AT A PRIVATE CEREMONY)
Stewart has absolutely no remorse for what she did, and plays the martyr’s role to perfection: “…don't ask me what I was doing! Ask what the government was doing listening in!” she told WW3 Report. “…They suckered me…I really see it all as part of the right-wing parade orchestrated by Bush [* My note: at the time she was taped, Clinton was president, not Bush] and Ashcroft [* My note: at the time she was taped, Janet Reno was the Attorney General, not Ashcroft] , which really masks their economic goals, to exploit the Third World and divert Americans' attention from the fact that our economy seems to be tanking right now. If I am the poster-child now for the anti-Ashcroft forces, I'm happy to be that.”
These kinds of sentiments only encouraged leftist law students at the City University of New York to attempt to present her with the school’s Public Interest Lawyer of the Year award at graduation ceremonies last month. A group of students gave administrators a petition containing 73 names—more than half of the graduating class—in an effort to reward Stewart for her betrayal of her country and its citizens.
This turned out to be an award too far, however. After the award was leaked to the press, CUNY law school dean Kristin Booth Glen informed students via e-mail that Stewart would not be honored because that “could lead to consequences that could be damaging.”
This brought out the martyrs brigade again. Kathryn Hudson, the CUNY law student who spearheaded the effort to fete Stewart, fumed, “If you can’t have free speech at a law school, where can you have it?” Said graduate student, Kavita Pawria, “There is an irrational fear being used to suppress civil liberties.”
Stewart herself got into the act, saying, “The students seem to carry on a long tradition of reminding institutions of their responsibilities. They are willing to take the risk, but Dean Glen apparently is not.”
Stewart ended up feeling quite feted, however, as CUNY’s Criminal Law Society honored her at a private ceremony prior to graduation. Considering CUNY law students’ abysmal 50 percent passage rate on the bar exam, engineering this small victory was quite resourceful.
-- " Cheerleaders for Terrorism: Radical lawyer Lynne Stewart continues her support for Islamic terror ," By Erick Stakelbeck, FrontPageMagazine.com, Wednesday, June 17, 2003 posted June 18, 2003
* Blue Star Chronicles ( Beth)
Israeli F-16I Sufa ~ Israel's Choice Aircraft
If the Iranian nuclear facilities are ever taken out, it will be the Israelis who do it, and this is the plane they will use.
This is the Israeli F-16I Sufa (‘Storm') made at Lockheed Martin's production line in Texas.
It is Israel 's choice of aircraft to take out the Iranian atomic weapons factory. They have conformal fuel tanks that frees up three under wing hard points for ordinance. You'll see the beauty of the design when you see a photo of the aircraft with the exterior conformal fuel tanks. We are already delivering two of them per month to Israel . They do not have to wait until they have them all to strike.
If you like cool airplanes then open up the web site for the F-16I Sufa (‘Storm') At their web site they have many more photos and also an extended write up of the plane.
The Israeli Air Force (IAF) chose to acquire the latest version of the world renowned Lockheed Martin F-16 over additional purchases of the more expensive twin engine Boeing F-15I - for which the IAF placed an order for 25 in 1997. The estimated $4.5 billion dollar F-16I deal ($45 million per aircraft) will be financed by the annual U.S. military aid package and concludes the largest Israeli military purchase in history. Each F-15 cost approximately $84 million.
The F-16I is a heavily modified two seat version of the U.S. Air Force's F-16D Block 50/52-series fighter. In addition to the new and more powerful Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229 engine, the F-16I boasts numerous internal and external advancements and modifications. For example, the Sufa has been customized with new avionic technologies, internally mounted FLIR (forward looking infrared) viewers, and cutting edge weapon system hardware provided by the Israeli defense company Lahav - a division of Israel Aircraft Industries.
Israel had originally ordered 50 F-16Is in 2001 but increased the purchase to 102 after deciding against the procurement of additional F-15Is.
With the arrival of the 102 F-16Is, Israel will have a total of 362 of the jets – the largest fleet in any country in the world behind the United States.
The Sufa jet has an unrefueled combat strike radius well in excess of 500 miles. The extended flight range enables the IAF to attack targets well within Iran and Libya without having to refuel.
Wild Thing's comment......
When I saw the photo's of this plane I got goosebumps. It has a lot of extras that are great as well from what I can tell from reading the article about it. I love it when our military and Israel's have the very best and lots of the very best for the troops.
Gilligan's Island! Tanker style
M1A2 Abrams Main Battle tank stuck in the mud! What happens when two LTs get on one tank
Wild Thing's comment........
I love the sense of humor of our troops. They go through a lot for us, things we will never know about. And we can never thank them enough for all they do.
Khamenei Brandishes a Kalashnikov at US and Israel
October 15, 2006
The powerful spectacle of Iran’s be-turbaned supreme ruler Ayatollah Ali Khamenei clutching an automatic rifle, displayed exclusively by DEBKAfile, drew on the belligerent imagery of Yasser Arafat and Saddam Hussein. The Iranian media suppressed this particular shot in its coverage of his sermon at Tehran University Oct. 13, the third Friday of Ramadan. But the AK 47 toted by the ruler of the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism was not missed by the political and military leaders in his audience and accentuated his war message.
DEBKAfile’s Tehran sources reveal that the Iran’s leaders took three fateful steps ahead of Khamenei’s performance:
1. They pointed up the tradition initiated by the father of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of marking the last Friday of Ramadan as International al Qods Day - “Jerusalem Liberation Day.”
2. Khamenei’s aides leaked word that his decision to hold the sermon of Oct. 13 was prompted by his discovery that the USS Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group was heading for the Persian Gulf and would be deployed in operational mode opposite Iran’s shores by Oct. 21.
3. In Beirut, Iran’s surrogate Hizballah announced the cancellation of its annual military parade on al Qods day, i.e. Oct. 20.
Military circles in the United States and Israel interpret these steps as meaning that Iran will be standing by in battle positions the day before the Eisenhower reaches its destination. DEBKAfile military sources have been reporting since late August that Iran’s political and military leaders have resolved not to wait passively for an American attack but to go instead for a pre-emptive strike against US forces in the Persian Gulf and Iraq, as well as targeting Israel.
On October 7, DEBKAfile reported:
Tehran and Damascus are gearing up for a pre-emptive attack on Israel to ward off a US strike on Iran’s nuclear sites – whether from Lebanon, or Golan, using Hamas to launch an offensive from Gaza, or a combination thereof. The Bush administration would then have to divide its attention and military might among three warfronts simultaneously.
Khamenei devoted much of his sermon to the Lebanon war waged between Israel and Hizballah in July and August.
“The war isn’t finished,” he said. “And the losers will certainly not remain idle. These evil forces are already hard at work to remedy their defeat and Islamic nations need to remain vigilant and ready to react with determination against any other potential attack.”
The supreme ruler continued: "One of the projects of the Americans, Zionists and their allies is to come to Lebanon under the United Nations, officially to defend the Lebanese from the attacks of foreign forces and then change the cards on the table and fight our Hezbollah brothers."
By smearing as fraudulent UN Resolution 1701 which expanded UNIFIL and enforced a ceasefire in Lebanon, Khamenei made a pointed attempt to discredit the world body ahead of the Security Council sanctions session called for this week to punish Iran for continuing to enrich uranium in defiance of UN resolutions.
He was also warning “the foreign forces” (UNIFlL) that “the war was not finished.” A central them of his sermon was therefore “resistance” as “the key to victory.”
The Supreme leader said the Hezbollah (armed by Iran and Syria) had achieved "a unique historic victory” for Islam over “arrogance and colonialism” (Americans and Israelis). "The Lebanon war changed the political equations in the region.”
Settling accounts with the British and the Americans, Khamenei commented, "The British are experts in pursuing that policy (of divide and rule) and they have taught the Americans how to sow the seeds of discord among Shias and Sunnis in Iraq.
Referring to the situation in Iraq, he said, "The crisis in Iraq preceded the one in Lebanon, and its intensity has aggravated today, because Iraq, Lebanon, and other events in the region are all rings of a broken American chain."The Iranian ruler laid great stress on "International Qods Day” as the day of “resistance” for the entire Islamic Umma against “the oppression and injustice observed by the Zionists and their supporters."
DEBKAfile’s Iran and Islamic sources note that the Kalashnikov in the supreme ruler’s hand spoke louder than his bellicose rhetoric.
Wild Thing's comment......
Well, I see that his aim is basically correct. Now if he can only reach the trigger with his toe!!
There is nothing powerful about brandishing a weapon while giving a sermon. In fact it makes the person doing that just a wimp... a wimp quivering and hiding behind the real power, the power of a firearm.
Al Qaeda leader 'in secret CIA jail'
This is one of the top Al Qaeda operatives Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, better known as Abu Musab al-Suri (a.k.a. Omar Abdel Hakim)
In December 2004, In December 2004, Abu Musab al-Suri, issued a statement on the Internet explaining, "if I had been consulted about [the September 11] operation, I would have advised them to select aircraft on international flights and to have put weapons of mass destruction aboard them... now that the American administration has revealed the evil and wickedness of its forces... it is not a far cry from justice to adopt the slogan, ?Dirty Bombs for a Dirty Nation?... Let the American people?those who voted for killing, destruction, the looting of other nations? wealth, megalomania, and the desire to control others?be contaminated with radiation!"
A suspected al Qaeda leader, accused of being involved in September 11 and planning the 2004 Madrid train bombings, has been imprisoned in a secret US jail for the past year, Spain's El Pais newspaper reported today.
Mustafa Setmarian, 48, a Syrian with Spanish citizenship, was captured in Pakistan in October 2005 and is held in a prison operated by the US Central Intelligence Agency, Pakistani and European security service officials told El Pais.
A spokesman for the US embassy in Spain declined to comment on the report.
Setmarian's 2005 capture was reported in May of this year after the United States put a $5 million bounty on the head of the alleged founder of al Qaeda's Spanish network.
A photograph of the red-haired Setmarian has been removed from the US Federal Bureau of Intelligence's most-wanted web page.
Pakistan has not answered requests from Madrid about the whereabouts of Setmarian, wanted in Spain for allegedly training September 11 hijackers in Afghanistan and ordering Madrid commuter train attacks that killed 191 people, according to El Pais.
Spain's high court is unable to request his extradition as he has not been officially imprisoned, the newspaper reported.
Spanish high court officials were not immediately available to comment.
Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon in June complained US officials were concealing information on his whereabouts.
Amnesty International has reported Setmarian's disappearance. The human rights organisation says dozens of Islamic radicals captured in Pakistan are held in clandestine jails operated by the United States and other countries.
Setmarian is married to Elena Moreno, a Spanish woman who says he is held in a secret CIA jail.
Biography: Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, also known as Abu Musab al-Suri and Umar Abd al-Hakim, was a key figure in al-Qaeda before his apparent capture in Pakistan in November 2005. Nasar was born in 1959 in Syria where he joined the Muslim Brotherhood. The Brotherhood, a fundamentalist organization, was heavily repressed by the Syrian government, prompting Nasar to write a book that would make him famous in Islamist circles, “The Syrian Experiment.” In the book, written under the pseudonym Abu Musab Suri, Nasar issued a call to action against the ruling Asad regime in Syria. He has also written under the pseudonym Umar Abd al-Hakim.
Nasar, a Spanish citizen by marriage, formerly directed and taught at terrorist training camps in Afghanistan where he met with Usama bin-Laden and was known to be an expert in the use of poisons.
Nasar moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 where he served as a European intermediary for al-Qaeda. He traveled widely to Europe and Afghanistan during the late 1990s before finally moving his family to Afghanistan in 1998.
Prior to September 11, 2001, Nasar tried to organize his own extremist group, but following the attacks, he pledged his loyalty to Usama bin Laden as a member of al-Qaeda. Nasar worked closely with Midhat Mursi al-Sayid ‘Umar (a.k.a. Abu Khabab al-Masri) to train extremists in poisons and chemical during his time in Afghanistan, and was also involved in training at the al-Ghuraba terrorist camp.
Nasar was indicted in Spain in 2003 for training al-Qaeda “sleeper” agents to be sent to Spain, Italy and France, and the U.S. Government offered a $5 million reward for his capture. He is viewed by American intelligence officials as a “propagandist,” a man valuable for his wealth of influence and contacts within the Islamist terrorist movement but not seen as an actual planner of terrorist attacks. Reports claim that he had a close relationship with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and was operating out of Iraq at some point, yet these reports have been denied by some American sources. Other unconfirmed press reports suggest that he may have had a role in the March 11, 2004 Madrid Bombings.
Wild Thing's comment......
Isn't that special .. the leftist group Amnesty International is trying to get him freed!!! Sheesh! double sheesh!
The first rule of FIGHT CLUB is you DO NOT TALK ABOUT FIGHT CLUB.
These articles make capturing terrorist out to be some sort of bad thing. The point I belive is , Is he in a secret jail or is his location just being kept secret? I believe the latter and I believe its probably a good idea. This whole thing about secret jails is way overblown.
Iran Not Budging
So what is happening with Iran? Are they deciding to do what has been asked of them. Does anything that is being done about North Korea effect the thought proeceess in Iran and their defiance?
Let's take a look at some of the latest information we have:
Start here to see the flow of what is happening................
* N Korea sanctions 'should sway' Iran
Tough U.N. sanctions on North Korea should help convince Iran to suspend its suspected nuclear weapons program, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said overnight.
"I hope the lesson they learn is that if they continue to do nuclear weapons they will face the same kind of isolation and friction" that North Korea now faces, Ambassador John Bolton said on CNN's Late Edition.
* Iran says sanctions threat part of psychological war
Iran's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday Western threats to impose sanctions were part of a "psychological war" and the Islamic Republic was more determined than ever to pursue peaceful nuclear technology.
Iran's state television Web site said Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini described "the issue of imposing sanctions on Iran as a psychological war against Iran."
"The Iranian nation does not fear possible sanctions and -- more determined than in the past -- it continues its way toward the peaceful use of nuclear energy," he was quoted as saying.
* Israel calls for tough UN action on 'demented' Iran
Israel's ambassador to the United Nations urged the Security Council to take tough measures against "demented" Iran for its nuclear program in the wake of North Korea's declared atomic test.
"The international community should learn the lessons of what occurred in North Korea," Danny Gillerman told army radio. "North Korea was only the preview. Iran will be the feature film, which, if no one takes serious action, will be projected throughout the whole world."
Gillerman called for "much harder sanctions to be imposed on a demented Iranian regime that seeks to destroy a UN member state (Israel), and totally denies the Holocaust, while preparing to perpetrate a second Holocaust."
But, "I do not anticipate more significant and firmer sanctions against Iran than those being considered for North Korea."
Israeli leaders called for the North Korean test to serve as a wake up call to the international community on the risks of nuclear proliferation and prompt a zero-tolerance policy with Tehran.
* Iran to pursue atomic work despite pressure: agency
Iran's president said Tehran would keep up its nuclear activities despite Western countries' mounting threats and pressures, the student news agency ISNA reported on Sunday.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was defiant at a meeting with a group of conservative officials on Saturday, saying Iran was determined to press on with its nuclear work.
"The threats and pressures against Iran's nuclear activities will not tarnish the will of the Iranian nation to continue its way (of achieving nuclear technology)," Ahmadinejad said.
"The nation will not be intimidated by the threats and will continue on its path vigorously," ISNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
Iran's case has been sent back to the Security Council after it failed to halt uranium enrichment, a process the West fears Iran is using to develop atomic bombs despite Tehran's denials.
Iran has shrugged off the threat of sanctions in the past. Analysts say the world's fourth largest oil exporter, which is enjoying an oil revenue windfall, may feel it can cope with the modest penalties likely to be imposed initially.
Ahmadinejad said the request by Western countries for Iran to suspend uranium enrichment was illegal.
"If they succeed in imposing their illegal demand on us they will increase the pressure to impose extra demands," Ahmadinejad said. "By God's grace they will not be able to stand against the Iranian nation," he said.
* Iran Offers Russia and America a Package Deal
Ahmadinejad makes an offer to take control of the entire Near East. Komersant reported that the Iranian leadership has worked out its own plan to come to a peaceful accord with the West. Teheran has made offers to Russia and the United States that would not only allow the Islamic Republic to keep its nuclear program but also to take control of the entire Near East.
In making his argument for why Iran and the West would do better not to quarrel, Mr. Ahmadinejad said, "the Iranian nation is becoming more powerful, stronger, and more steadfast by the day, while you are becoming ever weaker and more isolated."
Wild Thing's comment.....
Both Almondjoy and Kim Il seem to be lunatics of the highest order that in a real world would be in strait jackets. Their form of insanity though is dangerous and concerning. And both countries will gladly martyr their civilians.
I don't have a clue how people like this can be even talked to. It doesn't seem to do any good. At least not so far anyway. They have no respect for life, behave like some mad comic book character that is out to destroy the world. There is no reality they can focus on to bring them around. The high they live on .... their ego's is impossible to penetrate.
Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM
October 15, 2006
N. Korean Ambassador to UN Walks Out In A Huff
N. Korean Ambassador to UN, Park Kil-yon, walks out after the resolution(against N. Korea) is adopted
On the morning of Oct. 15(S. Korean time), UN Security Council was convened and ambassadors of member nations declared N. Korean nuclear test as a threat to international community. As soon as they unanimously approved the resolution for sanction against N. Korea, N. Korean Ambassador to UN, Park Kil-yon, announced N. Korea's view and walked out of the meeting 10/15/06 (UN Headquarter = Yonhap News)
(UN Headquarter = Yonhap News) Cho Bok-rae, Kim Kye-hwan = U.S. Ambassador to U.N., John Bolton, was enraged at the walk-out of N. Korean Ambassador to UN, Park Kil-yon, from the conference room, after rejecting the resolution. His angry remarks also drew fire from Russian delegation.
Ambassador Bolton was upset over Park's behavior, and said, "It is the contemporary equivalent of Nikita Khrushchev pounding his shoe on the desk,",and loudly demanded to consider expulsion of N. Korea from UN.
Then, Russian Ambassador to UN, Vitaly Churkin, told the Chairman of the Security Council, Japanese Ambassador, Oshima Kenjo, to ask Bolton "not to use an inappropriate metaphor even when he is upset," a scene reminiscent of repeated clashes between U.S. and Soviet Union at UN during Cold-war days.
After the resolution was approved, N. Korean Ambassador walked out of the conference room, announcing that N. Korea "totally reject" the resolution, and any further pressure from U.S. would be regarded as a declaration of war.
Talking to reporters gathered outside the Security Council conference room, he maintained that the nuclear test is justifiable in light of U.S. nuclear threat and hostile policy, and the Security Council resolution applied double standard and lacked fairness. He condemned the resolution as 'gangster-like act.'
Japanese Ambassador said he was surprised at the Park's rejection of the resolution, but it was not unexpected, and expressed his displeasure, saying, "N. Korea showed the same reactions when a resolution (against N. Korea) was adopted after July missile launches."
Wild Thing's comment....
Gotta Love Mr.Bolton! giggle He is great!! I watched this on TV and Bolton called it like he saw it, and was right on target. Bolton said, "I'm addressing the empty chair there" and then went into the Krushchev shoe-banging analogy. He was right to call out the North Koreans for their boorish behavior.
October 14, 2006
Islam and America Billboard
Islam and America
The billboard is new and is along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway This billboard faces west. Directly facing lower Manhattan towards the WTC. It's located across the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway from the Home Depot near the Gowanus Canal.
Project over View
It has become incumbent upon every Muslim now to defend his Messenger Muhammad (PBUH), by showing our neighbors his moral life and beautiful teachings.
It is the time to prove your love to Allah’s Messenger by joining us to “Know The Messenger” campaign.
Distribute 200,000 Books
“Muhammad the Messenger of Allah”
The Message International:
P.O. Box 50336,
Staten Island, NY 10305, USA
Toll Free: (877) AL-ISLAM
Tel: (718) 448-2004
Fax: (718) 874-1384
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Wild Thing's comment.......
Disgusted, angry, shocked, those are just some of the things I am feeling from finding this out. Our country does not close the borders (making sure people come in legally like my parents did long ago), our country is not outraged at schools having children wear burka's, study the Quran etc. and get extra credits for doing such things making it where a child feels pressure if they say NO!
Mosques on our land where known terrorists use them to discuss their hate for America and plan their attacks. Saudi schools across our land where more hate America is taught.
Years ago Ashcroft telling us how step-by-step terrorists would bring parts of bombs here to our land and their concern of future attacks once all their plan would be completed. Then being told lately that all is in place it is just a matter of not how but when they will attack again.
Muslims and their lies of being picked on and complaining to CAIR with their lies just to seek special treatment. Of course the only people falling for this BS are the left and their touchy feely can't we all get along Kool-Aid brains.
TV shows (drama’s especially) catering to the message of Islam, CAIR, and the left of their hate for America and against profiling.
Well they can try all they want, they can put up their billboards across this land and try mind you to shove it down our throats. But they will never turn MY America into a Muslim Islam land. No way in hell.
Islam is not only their so called religion it is their country no matter where they live and they prove it day in and day out with this kind of crap like this billboard. They prove they have NO intention of becoming American’s in their hearts. Their loyalties are to Islam and nothing else.
For me, God help a Muslim when I meet another one in person. They will know where I stand and how far away I will allow them to stand in my presence. They may be allowed in this country by my government but I most certainly do not have to allow them in my life, in my air space and I don’t care if that offends anyone.
Happy 231st Birthday US Navy
Thank you US Navy for all you do!
razOr thank you for sending the photo of the celebration with the marvelous cake. I really appreciate it.
New Ad For the US Army
God bless our US Army!!!!
* Billy at Billy O'Blog .....thank you Billy for sending this to me.
In Country With Our Awesome Troops
A Soldier from the 549th Military Police Company takes a rest with his sniffer dog during Operation Medusa in Mosul, Iraq.
KIRKUK, Iraq — Wiping the remaining traces of sleep from their eyes, the last few combat engineers emerge from their tents early Saturday morning and begin the walk to their vehicles. Still yawning, they start putting on their equipment.
For the 1st Platoon, A Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 25th Infantry Division combat engineers this was their second route reconnaissance in less than 12 hours. Not taking anything for granted, they readied themselves, knowing their mission was to find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and clear the routes for their fellow Soldiers to use later.
After checking their vehicles and equipment, the engineers receive their patrol brief. Ten minutes later they mount up, listening to “Welcome to the Jungle” by Guns ‘n’ Roses, readying themselves for the days work.
“I actually get more scared during hoaxes,” said Pfc. Chris Bateman, vehicle driver. “Just every little crack in the road can get your nerves going. When you do actually find a possible IED, you just get that hyped-up feeling.”
Staff Sgt. Michael Bailey-McGuire, team leader, echoed Bateman’s apprehension, “I couldn’t even tell you what is going through my mind when I find an IED. You just do what you have to.”
“STOP! STOP! STOP!,” blares over the radio handset. Someone thinks he has found an IED. The convoy waits several tension-filled minutes. Over the radio, someone announces it was just a false alarm.
“Just about everyone in the platoon wears a patch saying ‘IED Hunters,’” said Bailey-McGuire, a native of Mcloud, Okla. “So far I have found two, so I wear these X marks on my gear. My gunner found the first one in the entire battalion.”
Whether fortunate or unfortunate, the day is a boring one for the combat engineers. The guarded Soldiers discovered the one false alarm, but otherwise found only burning oil fields while driving down the roads of Kirkuk.
“I like (my job),” said Bateman, a native of North Salt Lake City, Utah. “People ask me all the time how I do my job. I don’t mind it. I do know that I couldn’t sit behind a desk. I would get stir crazy. Doing this job, I am going out of the wire every single day and it is making the deployment go that much faster.”
After several hours the platoon turns around, headed back home.
Since these Soldiers began scanning the roads of Kirkuk two months ago, they have found 19 IEDs.
“It comes and goes,” said Bailey-McGuire. “There will be a stretch of days that we don’t find a single IED and then there will be stretches when we find them every day. The most we have found in one mission is six.”
The combat engineers jump down from their vehicles. It’s early afternoon and their mission is over. For now, the only thing on their mind is lunch and sleep. Its time to recharge their batteries, because tomorrow they know they’ll be back out clearing more roads.
October 13, 2006
Red Cross Visits Top Terror Suspects At Gitmo
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- For the first time, the International Committee of the Red Cross met this week with 14 suspected al Qaeda operatives held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, including the reputed mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, said sources with direct knowledge of the visit.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, accused of planning the 2001 attacks and former No. 3 leader of al Qaeda, and Ramzi Binalshibh, an alleged would-be September 11 hijacker, were among the 14 prisoners to meet with Red Cross officials.
The detainees were transferred to the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay from secret CIA prisons around the world. President Bush acknowledged the use of CIA prisons outside U.S. borders for the first time September 6.
Bush said then that the 14 detainees would be transferred to Guantanamo and a military tribunal would hear their cases.
International Committee of the Red Cross members had planned to meet with each of the suspects privately and relay messages to their families, Red Cross spokesman Simon Schorno said last month. The military censors all messages to and from the prisoners.
The visit is a way for detainees to share concerns about their detentions and conditions and any claims of ill treatment, Schorno said.
The International Committee of the Red Cross will use the visits to become better informed about Guantanamo's conditions and will share that information with authorities if necessary, he added.
Human rights groups and other critics repeatedly have called for the United States to close the prison at Guantanamo, alleging such violations as torture and religious discrimination.
In addition, a report last month by Amnesty International alleged that Pakistan abducted hundreds of people for the purpose of fetching "rewards" and transferring them to Guantanamo Bay or detention centers elsewhere. (Full story)
On Thursday, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett called detentions of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo "unacceptable" and "ineffective" as she released Britain's annual report on human rights around the world, according to The Associated Press. (Full story)
Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Defense said Thursday it transferred 16 detainees from Guantanamo Bay to Afghanistan and one detainee to Morocco. The transfers were recommended after several review processes, the agency said.
About 335 detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo into the custody of other countries, leaving some 440 prisoners in Cuba.
About 110 detainees who are eligible for transfer or release remain at Guantanamo, according to defense officials.
Wild Thing's comment......
A-hem.... "suspects" ??????.....what???? "relay messages to their families"........ shaking my head, eyes rolling, blood boiling here.
The International Red Cross is just another anti-US, terrorist loving organization.
The first to show up on 9-11 was the Salvation Army NOT the Red Cross. The first to show has always been the Salvation Army!! Go jump in the lake International Red Cross.
Nancy Pelosi: 'If We're in Charge' Bush Has to Listen"
Nancy Pelosi stands to make life much tougher for President Bush if the Nov. 7 elections net her a powerful job that puts her just two steps behind him.
The 66-year-old California liberal stands to become the first woman to lead the House of Representatives if she and fellow Democrats win control of the chamber from Bush's Republicans.
She vows to ensure Congress acts as an equal to the most powerful man in the world.
Often ignored or even mocked by Bush during his six years as president, Pelosi, now the House Democratic minority leader, told Reuters in an interview: "If we are in charge, he'll have to listen."
As speaker of the House, the chamber's top job, Pelosi would be second in succession to the presidency after the vice president under U.S. law. She is a shoo-in for the job if Democrats prevail.
"The only way to deal with Bush is as a co-equal branch of government," she said. "The Republican Congress has been a rubber stamp for his failed policies" on such basics as fiscal and national security.
Already the only woman ever to lead a political party in Congress, Pelosi would become the first woman speaker in the chamber's 217 years. She is thrilled at the prospect.
Bush took a swipe at Pelosi at a White House news conference. He quoted her as saying, "I love tax cuts" while nonetheless voting against many of them.
Wild Thing's comment......
If the 'Rats win control, EVERY day will seem like Friday the 13th. Can you imagine what kind of mother she was? NO WIRE HANGERS...EVER!!!
Pelosi is in full meltdown mode. She just keeps mouthing off, one statement after the other. Stupidity doesn't understand that it condemns itself every time it opens its mouth.
Sen. Reid Makes $1 Million on Land He No Longer Owns
An AP investigation shows that Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid
made a million dollar profit on land he had sold three years earlier.
They had this video without the commercial at YouTube. But YouTube has pulled it.
So HERE is the actual video at AP where it orginiated from. I apologize for having to wait for the commercial to end. But once it is done the video on Harry Reid begins.
Reid's avoidance of disclosure hid two aspects of his business relationships. The first was his association with Jay Brown, who has a history of being involved in scandal. The NY Times describes him as "a prominent Las Vegas lawyer," but they never get around to mentioning his involvement in a federal bribery case in Las Vegas. Nor do they mention Brown's work as a lobbyist, as the AP did, nor do they follow up on the AP's report of connections between Brown and organized crime.
The other part Reid wanted to keep secret was the financial ties between himself and Harvey Whittemore. The AP story reported that Reid bought the parcel from "a developer who was benefiting from a government land swap that Reid supported," a perfect description of Whittemore in 1998 when Reid purchased the land. For the next seven years, Reid would work to ease Whittemore's difficulties in developing the Coyote Springs project by forcing the government to swap its right-of-way for less valuable land owned by Whittemore; he tried to get the government to literally give away more of its land to Whittemore, although he would not succeed; and in the end, he pressed federal regulators to lift a endangered-species restriction on Whittemore's Coyote Springs real estate. All of this helped give Whittemore an opportunity to make tens of millions on residential and commercial development in the former test range site.
Disclosures now are pointless. The Ethics panel needs to order a full investigation not just into the $700,000 profit, but all of Reid's business partners and any legislation or intervention with federal regulators Reid pushed on their behalf.
October 12, 2006
Reid Offers To Disclose His Land Deal ... Five Years Late
Harry Reid, stung by the AP's exposure of his complicated land deals with a lobbyist he helped make rich through his personal interventions in Congress, has told the Senate Ethics Committee that he will file amended disclosure statements that would reveal his business relationships for the first time. Reid claims the amendment would be "technical":
The Senate Democratic leader, Harry Reid of Nevada, said his office contacted the Senate ethics committee on Wednesday and offered to correct his financial disclosure statements if they misrepresented his ties to a land deal in his home state in which his family made a profit of about $700,000.
In a statement, Mr. Reid did not acknowledge errors in the disclosure forms but said he was ready to make a “technical correction” if the ethics committee determined that adjustments were needed.
Wild Thing's comment.......
When it comes to Harry Reid we just have to follow the dots. He has been corrupt for a long time. When Reid hangs up on the AP reporter it is hilarious that he did this. Hahahaha
He behaves like a spoiled brat that has to have his way or else. He has spent so much time hating Bush and bashing Bush he should have made sure his act is clean before pointing fingers.
Oh but wait, he is a typical DemocRAT!
North Korea Bombs Out When It Comes To Electricity
As the world grapples with how to rein in the "axis of evil" state which this week conducted a nuclear test, this spectacular satellite photo unveiled yesterday by US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld shows in stark detail the haves and have-nots of the Korean peninsula.
The regime in the north is so short of electricity that the whole country is switched off at 9 p.m. - apart from the capital of Pyongyang where dictator Kim Jong-il and his cohorts live in relative luxury. But even there, lighting is drastically reduced.
The result, as shown in this picture taken one night earlier this week, is a startling contrast between the blacked-out north and the south, which is ablaze with light, particularly around major cities and the capital, Seoul, in the north-west of the country.
Mr Rumsfeld showed the picture to illustrate how backward the northern regime really is - and how oppressed its people are. Without electricity there can be none of the appliances that make life easy and that we take for granted, he said.
"Except for my wife and family, that is my favourite photo," said Mr Rumsfeld.
"It says it all. There's the south, the same people as the north, the same resources north and south, and the big difference is in the south it's a free political system and a free economic system."
"The people in the north are starving, their growth is stunted. It's a shame, a tragedy."
An aide added: "This oppressive regime is too busy trying to make war to make life comfortable for its people."
Wild Thing's comment........
Dictatorship for Dummies
#1 Keep the people poor and starving
#2 See rule #1
Columbus Day Parade A Moment That Says It All
U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shakes hands with a retired Marine during the Columbus Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in New York City, N.Y., Oct. 9, 2006. Defense Dept. photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. D. Myles Cullen
Bagpipers and band members prepared for hours at the annual Columbus Day Parade. At least 500,000 people filed out to watch 35,000 marchers along 5th Avenue.
Wild Thing's comment......
I love seeing things like this happen. A big thank you to the Retired Marine Veteran and to General Peter Pace. And I have always loved bagpipes. I hope America never stop having these parades and never stops thanking our Veterans and our troops today.
October 12, 2006
USS Cole ~ "Determined Warrior"
On October 12, 2000, the USS Cole (DDG 67) was attacked/bombed in the Port of Aden in Yemen by terrorists.
Think about the USS Cole, think about that ship and what those sailors were going through at that moment with that impact. In the dark, there was twisted steel, they had gaseous fumes, toxic fumes. They were operating under all kinds of adverse conditions, and then the power generation went out and they had to bail the water out by hand. And they were doing it all while they were saving other members who had been injured, and trying to recover those who had been killed.
Let us never forget our Heroes and never forget those that gave their all on the USS Cole.
- Wild Thing
It wasn't until a few days ago though, that we started doing something that I feel may be the first thing I've seen in my short Naval career that has truly made a difference. Right now we're supporting the USS COLE and her crew in Aden.
When the attack occurred we were a day away. Just by luck we happened to be on our way out of the Gulf and headed towards the Suez and could get here in a relatively short amount of time. I know what you all have seen on CNN, because we have seen it too. I just want you all to know that what you see doesn't even scratch the surface.
I'm not going to get into it for obvious reasons. But I will tell you that right now there are 250+ sailors just a few miles away living in hell on Earth. I'm sitting in a nice air conditioned state room, they're sleeping out on the decks at night. You can't even imagine the conditions they're living in, and yet they are still fighting 24 hours a day to save their ship and free the bodies of those still trapped and send them home.
As bad as it is, they're doing an incredible job. The very fact that these people are still functioning is beyond my comprehension. Whatever you imagine as the worst, multiply it by ten and you might get there. Today I was tasked to photo rig the ship and surrounding area. It looked so much worse than I had imagined, unbelievable really, with debris and disarray everywhere, the ship listing, the hole in her side.
I wish I had the power to relay to you all what I have seen, but words just won't do it. I do want to tell you the first thing that jumped out at me - the Stars and Stripes flying. I can't tell you how that made me feel...even in this God forsaken hell hole our flag was more beautiful than words can describe.
Then I started to notice the mass of activity going on below, scores of people working non-stop in 90 plus degree weather to save this ship. They're doing it with almost no electrical power and they're sleeping (when they can sleep) outside on the decks because they can't stand the smell or the heat or the darkness inside. They only want to eat what we bring them because they're all scared of eating something brought by the local vendors.
Even with all that, the USS COLE and her crew is sending a message guys, and it's that even acts of cowardice and hate can do nothing to the spirit and pride of the United States. I have never been so proud of what I do, or of the men and women that I serve with as I was today.
There are sixteen confirmed dead sailors who put it on the line for all of us, and some of them are still trapped here. Please take a minute to pray for their families and say a word of thanks for their sacrifice - one made so that we can live the lives that we do. All of you that serve with me, thank you. All of you that have loved ones that serve, thank you.
A tribute to the men and women of the U.S.S. COLE
My cargo, so precious, I carried with pride;
Brave men and women who stood side by side.
The stars and stripes, waving so high up above;
My country, my mission, any vessel would love.
My sailors all knew their assignment, full well.
They performed at top merit, their Captains would tell.
As a unit, they stood all together as one;
So deserving of honor, America's daughters and sons.
This wasn't a war, just a bright sunny day.
A sudden shudder tore my hull away;
A gaping hole, letting water inside.
With that thunderous blast, some had died.
My sirens were screaming, flames reaching high.
Sailors were moaning and so was I!
Work hard men and women! We must not fail!
Seal off the compartments! It's too much to bail!
All the medics were working, at a feverish pace;
Scenes of pure heroism all over the place!
The strongest were praying, while their muscles of steel
Assisted in any way they could see or feel.
When darkness fell we scarcely noticed at all,
Aching to hear every voice at roll call.
Finally, the moving memorial came,
Only because of those heroes so brave.
My stars and stripes, (lower), still flew just the same;
All our beautiful children accounted for by name.
Now I stood naked, before the whole world;
Men working feverishly where bombs had been hurled.
My heroes are living and healing and dead
And I will come home, just the way I am led.
You'll welcome me home, as you always do.
The cheers will be heard by all of my crew.
We're still wounded, still healing, but proud just the same
And the U.S.S. Cole will serve you again.
For you'll build back my hull, with a star and a story,
To the tip of the flagpole raise high Old Glory.
We'll always remember FREEDOM'S NOT FREE!!!
And we'll never forget HEROES LIKE THESE!
On February 3, 2006, 23 suspected or convicted Al-Qaeda members escaped from jail in Yemen. This number included 13 who were convicted of the USS Cole bombings and the bombing of the French tanker Limburg in 2002. Among those who reportedly escaped was Al-Badawi. For more on this, please read this article on the escape by Jane Novak, of Armies of Liberation.
Other Tributes to the USS Cole are at Linda's, Something...and Half of Something. Linda has an awesome tribute and the photos of the brave men and women we lost but never forgotten that horrible day.
U.S. Weighs First Treason Charges in Over 50 Years
A California-born convert to Islam could become the first American accused of treason since World War Two after he appeared in al Qaeda videos, sources familiar with the man's case said on Wednesday.
They said U.S. prosecutors were strongly considering bringing the charges, which carry a maximum punishment of death, against Adam Gadahn, 28, who is believed to be overseas and is not in U.S. custody.
The charges could come as early as Wednesday.
The U.S. Justice Department last brought treason charges, during the World War Two era, the sources said.
Gadahn, who is also known on the videos as Azzam the American, has been involved in a propaganda campaign of the Islamic militant group, the sources said. Some of the videos have threatened attacks against the United States.
He converted to Islam from a Judeo-Christian family when he was 17 and a few years later moved to Pakistan. He previously was known as Adam Pearlman and grew up on a goat ranch outside Los Angeles.
The FBI has sought to question him since May 2004.
Besides treason, prosecutors have prepared other criminal charges against Gadahn, the sources said. They declined to give specific details.
The sources denied the case was timed to deflect attention from the fallout over lewd computer messages sent by a former Republican congressman to young male aides, a scandal that may help Democrats seize control of Congress in November 7 election.
The FBI has said that Gadahn attended al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, that he has been associated with al Qaeda's leaders and that he has done translations for al Qaeda.
His last video was posted on a Web site on September 2.
"If the Zionist crusader missionaries of hate and counter-Islam consultants like ... the crusader and chief George W. Bush were to abandon their unbelief and repent and enter into the light of Islam and turn their swords against the enemies of God, it would be accepted of them and they would be our brothers in Islam," Gadahn said in English.
Al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, made a brief statement at the start of the tape urging viewers to listen carefully to the message.
U.S. officials believe Gadahn appeared in another video last year, right before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, threatening al Qaeda attacks on Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.
They also believe Gadahn threatened attacks in a video released in October 2004, just before the U.S. presidential election.
Wild Thing's comment.......
May I please add a few other candidates and they would be a lot easier to find since they are usually in Washington and one that does not work out of Washington???? The only difference between this guy and Hanoi Jane is is he doesn't appear to have a line of exercise videos.
So I guess now we just wait and see what names start to show up that say no way José can this man be charged with treason. Tick tock tick tock, when will Harry Reid, Pelosi etc. run up the clock. Oh and of course terrorist’s lover CAIR will be burning a candle in their window to welcome Adam Gadahn to some safe place to hide and then he can do videos of his whine of being picked on.
Hahaha The enemy is just ever so predictable.
Susan Estrich Become Counsel For Terrorist Supporter
WORCESTER— A pair of nationally recognized lawyers have been retained to argue First Amendment issues in a criminal case involving an Islamic charity and two of its officers who are charged with misrepresenting the charity’s work.
Susan R. Estrich, a lawyer, author and media pundit, who managed Michael S. Dukakis’ 1988 presidential campaign, and Harvey A. Silverglate, a noted Cambridge criminal defense lawyer, entered appearances Thursday as counsel for Emadeddin Z. Muntasser of Brookline. He is accused of misleading the government about the nature of Care International Inc., a charity the government claims supported jihadist and mujahedin organizations.
Muhammed Mubayyid of Shrewsbury is also charged in the case, which is being heard in U.S. District Court in Worcester.
Mr. Silverglate said he and Ms. Estrich were drawn to the case because of several First Amendment issues, including freedom of religion and freedom of speech. He said criminal cases rarely involve First Amendment issues.
“This is a case involving free speech,” Mr. Silverglate said. “All of the conduct outlined in the indictment is protected by the Constitution…. You don’t get that many criminal cases that are directly in violation of the First Amendment.”
Ms. Estrich, a frequent guest on CNN and Fox News, is on a book tour and was unavailable for comment last night, according to an assistant at her Los Angeles office.
Her latest book, “Soulless: Ann Coulter and the Right-Wing Church of Hate,” is scheduled to be released today. She has represented many high-profile clients including Leona Helmsley, Claus von Bulow and Michael Milken.
Mr. Silverglate, former president of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, has also represented high-profile clients, including Louise Woodward, the British nanny who was convicted of manslaughter. There are several other defense lawyers on the case.
Asked whether he was being paid for his work, Mr. Silverglate replied that he never discusses financial arrangements that he has made with his clients.
Mr. Muntasser continues also to be represented by Malick W. Ghachem, Norman S. Zalkind and Elizabeth A. Lunt. Mubayyid is represented by Michael C. Andrews.
Mr. Silverglate said that he could not represent both defendants because that would pose a potential conflict of interest.
In recent court filings, the defense lawyers called the case a prime example of the government trying to “rewrite history” to suit its purposes after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
They contended that it also shows the government prefers other religions, including Christianity and Judaism, over Islam, and that the alleged criminal activity was actually the exercise of a religious right.
Last Thursday, Mr. Muntasser and Mr. Mubayyid’s lawyers submitted a motion to dismiss the indictment against them.
The lawyers made several arguments for a dismissal, including that the U.S. government supported and organized charities that also supported jihadist and mujahedin organizations in Afghanistan during the Soviet occupation there, and, that it is a constitutionally-protected right to solicit or promote such religious efforts.
“Religion permeates this entire case,” the memorandum in support of the motion said. “Care was set up to advance religious goals; jihad is a religious concept; zakat (giving to charity) is a religious obligation; support for the mujahedin is, according to certain interpretations of the Koran, a religious command. It is absolutely clear that the government is not free to prefer one religion over another: If Jews and Catholics are free to raise money and support their chosen causes domestically and internationally, no different rules may be applied …
“At the heart of this case is the right of an established religious charity to collect funds and distribute literature. That right has been repeatedly reaffirmed by the Supreme Court, even where municipalities and other local governments found the message of the charities offensive and their fundraising downright reprehensible. That speech protection is at its greatest when the underlying cause is religious in nature; and it does not matter that solicitation of funds is involved.”
Both men were indicted in May 2005. Mr. Mubayyid, a Lebanese national, pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, aiding and abetting a scheme to conceal material facts from the Internal Revenue Service, and to three counts of filing false tax returns. Mr. Muntasser, a Libyan national, pleaded not guilty to charges of engaging in a scheme to conceal material facts from the government, conspiring to defraud the government and making false statements. Both men are free on bond while awaiting trial.
The men are not charged with providing material support to terrorist organizations. Rather, they are charged with scheming to conceal the fact that Care was an “outgrowth of and successor to the Al-Kifah Refugee Center,” an organization that was implicated in the bombing of the World Trade Center in New York on Feb. 26, 1993. The government contends that had the IRS known that Care’s activities were listed as distributing information about jihad and raising money for various jihadi groups, it would not have been granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.
The memorandum raised many controversial issues, including the U.S. government’s role in establishing charities in the 1980s to support mujahedin and the jihad against Soviet occupation in Afghanistan. The memorandum cites several charities given 501 c(3) status by the IRS for promoting and aiding the Afghan jihad, including, the National Endowment for Democracy, The American Friends of Afghanistan, and, The Free Afghanistan Alliance, among others.
“Activities that were considered charitable in 1985, 1989, 1991, or 1992 do not become non-charitable in 1993 because the identity of the donor changes, or because the United States’ strategic interest in jihad has lessened,” according to the memorandum.
The court filing also takes issue with the government’s classification of “zakat” which is a Muslim obligation to donate a portion of their earnings to charitable causes. According to the memorandum, the teachings of the Quran says Muslims have an obligation to give “zakat” and that “the mujahedin are widely interpreted to be one of the eight categories of recipients entitled to zakat.”
The government raided a Northboro storage facility and confiscated records kept by Care. More than 18,000 pages of material were taken, in addition to 40 videotapes, four computer hard drives and 100 computer diskettes, among other evidence.
The FBI claims that Care International raised about $1.7 million from 1993 to 2003, when it ceased to operate. Care International claimed it raised money for widows and orphans, but it also raised money for terror groups, according to the FBI. Court records in the Worcester case say checks deposited into Care International accounts had phrases such as “for jihad only” and “Bosnia Jihad fund” and “Chechen Muslim Fighters” handwritten on the memo lines of donors’ personal checks.
Mr. Muntasser told a member of the agency’s Joint Terrorism Task Force that he visited Peshawar, Pakistan, in 1994 for humanitarian purposes. He later told a federal immigration officer that he traveled to Pakistan and Afghanistan seven times between March 1993 and November 1997, including one 30-day trip to the two countries from December 1994 to January 1995.
Wild Thing's comment......
No surprise to me that she would do such a thing. Just more proof of how left the left is in our country. If the left keeps going further left will they fall off the face of the earth? hahaha Just a nice thought!
Fall With It's Unique Treasures
Earth Tone Treasures
Orange tints fade to yellow rust
and cold fall rains pull them down
and the ground carpeted with summer past
its just the same here all over town
summer fled warm times now bust
Crisp crackling leaf piles to jump in,
and wade through in happy moments
in our inner childlike joy long as they last
a vivid gift of the passing season sent
missed until they finally come again
I love the seasons and Fall has such a clean crisp feel to it. I thought I would share this with all of you.
The Funniest "Dam" Story!
This is an actual letter sent to a man named Ryan DeVries by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Quality, State of Pennsylvania.
This guy's response is hilarious, but read the State's letter before you get to the response letter.
SUBJECT: DEQ File No.97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Ly-coming County
Dear Mr. DeVries:
It has come to the attention of the Department of Environmental Quality that there has been recent unauthorized activity on the above referenced parcel of property. You have been certified as the legal landowner and/or contractor who did the following unauthorized activity:
Construction and maintenance of two wood debris dams across the outlet stream of Spring Pond. A permit must be issued prior to the start of this type of activity.
A review of the Department's files shows that no permits have been issued. Therefore, the Department has determined that this activity is in violation of Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections 324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.
The Department has been informed that one or both of the dams partially failed during a recent rain event, causing debris and flooding at downstream locations. We find that dams of this nature are inherently hazardous and cannot be permitted. The Department therefore orders you to cease and desist all activities at this location, and to restore the stream to a free-flow condition by removing all wood and brush forming the dams from the stream channel. All restoration work shall be completed no later than January 31, 2006.
Please notify this office when the restoration has been completed so that a follow-up site inspection may be scheduled by our staff.
Failure to comply with this request or any further unauthorized activity on the site may result in this case being referred for elevated enforcement action.
We anticipate and would appreciate your full cooperation in this matter. Please feel free to contact me at this office if you have any questions.
David L. Price
District Representative and Water Management Division.
Here is the actual response sent back by Mr. DeVries:
Re: DEQ File No. 97-59-0023; T11N; R10W, Sec. 20; Lycoming County
Dear Mr. Price,
Your certified letter dated 12/17/02 has been handed to me to respond to. I am the legal landowner but not the Contractor at 2088 Dagget Lane, Trout Run, Pennsylvania.
A couple of beavers are in the (State unauthorized) process of constructing and maintaining two wood "debris" dams across the outlet stream of my Spring Pond. While I did not pay for, authorize, nor supervise their dam project, I think they would be highly offended that you call their skillful use of natures building materials "debris.” I
would like to challenge your department to attempt to emulate their dam project any time and/or any place you choose. I believe I can safely state there is no way you could ever match their dam skills, their dam resourcefulness, their dam ingenuity, their dam persistence, their dam determination and/or their dam work ethic.
As to your request, I do not think the beavers are aware that they must first fill out a dam permit prior to the start of this type of dam activity.
My first dam question to you is:
(1) Are you trying to discriminate against my Spring Pond Beavers, or
(2) do you require all beavers throughout this State to conform to said dam request?
If you are not discriminating against these particular beavers, through the Freedom of Information Act, I request completed copies of all those other applicable beaver dam permits that have been issued.
Perhaps we will see if there really is a dam violation of Part 301,
Inland Lakes and Streams, of the Natural Resource and Environmental
Protection Act, Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1994, being sections
324.30101 to 324.30113 of the Pennsylvania Compiled Laws, annotated.
I have several concerns. My first concern is, aren't the beavers entitled to legal representation? The Spring Pond Beavers are financially destitute and are unable to pay for said representation -- so the State will have to provide them with a dam lawyer. The Department's dam concern that either one or both of the dams failed during a recent rain event, causing flooding, is proof that this is a natural occurrence, which the Department is required to protect. In other words, we should leave the Spring Pond Beavers alone rather than harassing them and calling their dam names.
If you want the stream "restored" to a dam free-flow condition please contact the beavers -- but if you are going to arrest them, they obviously did not pay any attention to your dam letter, they being unable to read English.
In my humble opinion, the Spring Pond Beavers have a right to build their unauthorized dams as long as the sky is blue, the grass is green, and water flows downstream. They have more dam rights than I do to live and enjoy Spring Pond. If the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection lives up to its name, it should protect the natural resources (Beavers) and the environment (Beavers' Dams).
So, as far as the beavers and I are concerned, this dam case can be referred for more elevated enforcement action right now. Why wait until 1/31/2006? The Spring Pond Beavers may be under the dam ice then: and there will be no way for you or your dam staff to contact/harass them then.
In conclusion, I would like to bring to your attention to a real environmental quality, health, problem in the area. It is the bears!
Bears are actually defecating in our woods. I definitely believe you should be persecuting the defecating bears and leave the beavers alone. If you are going to investigate the beaver dam, watch your step! The bears are not careful where they dump!
Being unable to comply with your dam request, and being unable to contact you on your dam answering machine, I am sending this response to your dam office.
RYAN DEVRIES & THE DAM BEAVERS
October 11, 2006
Democrat Kerry Speaks of Killing The Bird At 1600 Pennsylvania
After telling Maher that he ( Kerry) and his wife went to Vermont to celebrate her birthday, Kerry has this exchange with Maher.
Maher: “You could have went to New Hampshire and killed 2 birds with one stone.”
Kerry: “I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone.”
Wild Thing's comment.......
Democrats, all of them are the lowest of the low! I will never forgive how the left gets away with this kind of shit and they do it time and again. Cindy Sheehan said the same about killing Bush, only even more direct in her wording. Does she get in trouble for this or does Kerry? Hell NO!
People used to be arrested for threatening the President of the United States.
CIA Report Speaks Volumes About Clinton Years
Wild Thing's comment.....
When Bill Clinton was President he knew of this information. He also knew that if he did nothing about it then the next President would have to deal with it. Because Bill Clinton most certainly favored the enemy of America anyway and did not know what to do about the information below he did nothing.
All of this below built up during the Clinton years as you can see by the dates throughout the report.
I realize it is very long, and I apologize for the length. I found it very interesting and very telling. I am putting the entire thing here in case any of you would also like to read it or have it for a reference.
On Hannity yesterday, General Tommy Franks said the democrats "kicked the can along" instead of doing anything substantive. Hence we wound up with Al Qaeda, Saddam, Iran and North Korea.
Unclassified Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology
Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions,
1 July Through 31 December 2000
Report to Congress on the Acquisition of Technology Relating to Weapons of Mass Destruction and Advanced Conventional Munitions, 1 July Through 31 December 2000
The Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) hereby submits this report in response to a Congressionally directed action in Section 721 of the FY 97 Intelligence Authorization Act, which requires:
"(a) Not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 6 months thereafter, the Director of Central Intelligence shall submit to Congress a report on
(1) the acquisition by foreign countries during the preceding 6 months of dual-use and other technology useful for the development or production of weapons of mass destruction (including nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, and biological weapons) and advanced conventional munitions; and
(2) trends in the acquisition of such technology by such countries."
At the DCI’s request, the DCI Weapons Intelligence, Nonproliferation, and Arms Control Center (WINPAC) drafted this report and coordinated it throughout the Intelligence Community. As directed by Section 721, subsection (b) of the Act, it is unclassified. As such, the report does not present the details of the Intelligence Community’s assessments of weapons of mass destruction and advanced conventional munitions programs that are available in other classified reports and briefings for the Congress.
Acquisition by Country:
As required by Section 721 of the FY 97 Intelligence Authorization Act, the following are summaries by country of acquisition activities (solicitations, negotiations, contracts, and deliveries) related to weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and advanced conventional weapons (ACW) that occurred from 1 July through 31 December 2000. We excluded countries that already have substantial WMD programs, such as China and Russia, as well as countries that demonstrated little WMD acquisition activity of concern.
IRANIran remains one of the most active countries seeking to acquire WMD and ACW technology from abroad. In doing so, Tehran is attempting to develop a domestic capability to produce various types of weapons—chemical, biological, and nuclear—and their delivery systems. During the reporting period, the evidence indicates determined Iranian efforts to acquire WMD- and ACW-related equipment, materials, and technology focused primarily on entities in Russia, China, North Korea, and Western Europe.
Iran, a Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) States party, already has manufactured and stockpiled chemical weapons — including blister, blood, choking, and probably nerve agents, and the bombs and artillery shells for delivering them. During the second half of 2000, Tehran continued to seek production technology, training, expertise, equipment, and chemicals that could be used as precursor agents in its chemical warfare (CW) program from entities in Russia and China.
Tehran continued its efforts to seek considerable dual-use biotechnical materials, equipment, and expertise from abroad—primarily from entities in Russia and Western Europe—ostensibly for civilian uses. We judge that this equipment and know-how could be applied to Iran’s biological warfare (BW) program. Iran probably began its offensive BW program during the Iran-Iraq war, and it may have some limited capability for BW deployment.
Iran sought nuclear-related equipment, material, and technical expertise from a variety of sources, especially in Russia. Work continues on the construction of a 1,000-megawatt nuclear power reactor at Bushehr that will be subject to International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) safeguards. In addition, Russian entities continued to interact with Iranian research centers on various activities. These projects will help Iran augment its nuclear technology infrastructure, which in turn would be useful in supporting nuclear weapons research and development. The expertise and technology gained, along with the commercial channels and contacts established—particularly through the Bushehr nuclear power plant project—could be used to advance Iran’s nuclear weapons research and development program.
Beginning in January 1998, the Russian Government took a number of steps to increase its oversight of entities involved in dealings with Iran and other states of proliferation concern. In 1999, it pushed a new export control law through the Duma. Russian firms, however, faced economic pressures to circumvent these controls and did so in some cases. The Russian Government, moreover, failed to enforce its export controls in some cases regarding Iran. A component of the Russian Ministry of Atomic Energy (MINATOM) contracted with Iran to provide equipment clearly intended for Atomic Vapor Laser Isotope Separation (AVLIS). The laser equipment was to have been delivered in late 2000 but continues to be held up as a result of US protests. AVLIS technology could provide Iran the means to produce weapons quantities of highly enriched uranium.
China pledged in October 1997 to halt cooperation on a uranium conversion facility (UCF) and not to engage in any new nuclear cooperation with Iran but said it would complete cooperation on two nuclear projects: a small research reactor and a zirconium production facility at Esfahan that Iran will use to produce cladding for reactor fuel. As a party to the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT), Iran is required to apply IAEA safeguards to nuclear fuel, but safeguards are not required for the zirconium plant or its products.
Iran has attempted to use its civilian energy program, which is quite modest in scope, to justify its efforts to establish domestically or otherwise acquire assorted nuclear fuel-cycle capabilities. But such capabilities can also support fissile material production for a weapons program, and we believe it is this objective that drives Iran’s efforts to acquire relevant facilities. For example, Iran has sought to obtain turnkey facilities, such as the UCF, that ostensibly would be used to support fuel production for the Bushehr power plant. But the UCF could be used in any number of ways to support fissile material production needed for a nuclear weapon—specifically, production of uranium hexafluoride for use as a feedstock for uranium enrichment operations and production of uranium compounds suitable for use as fuel in a plutonium production reactor. In addition, we suspect that Tehran most likely is interested in acquiring foreign fissile material and technology for weapons development as part of its overall nuclear weapons program.
During the second half of 2000, entities in Russia, North Korea, and China continued to supply crucial ballistic missile–related equipment, technology, and expertise to Iran. Tehran is using assistance from foreign suppliers and entities to support current development and production programs and to achieve its goal of becoming self-sufficient in the production of ballistic missiles. Iran already is producing Scud short-range ballistic missiles (SRBMs) and is in the late stages of developing the Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM). Iran has built and publicly displayed prototypes for the Shahab-3 and has tested the Shahab-3 three times—July 1998, July 2000, and September 2000. In addition, Iran has publicly acknowledged the development of a Shahab-4, originally calling it a more capable ballistic missile than the Shahab-3 but later categorizing it as solely a space launch vehicle with no military applications. Iran’s Defense Minister also has publicly mentioned plans for a "Shahab-5". Such statements, made against the backdrop of sustained cooperation with Russian, North Korean, and Chinese entities, strongly suggest that Tehran intends to develop a longer-range ballistic missile capability.
Iran continues to seek and acquire conventional weapons and production technologies primarily from Russia and China. Following Russia’s public abrogation of the 1995 Gore-Chernomyrdin Agreement in November 2000, Iran has expressed interest in acquiring a variety of Russian air, naval and ground weapons. Russia has continued to deliver on contracts signed prior to the 1995 agreement. During the second half of 2000, Iran continued to negotiate for and receive Mi-171 helicopters form Russia. Naval acquisitions from a variety of countries continue. Tehran also has been able to keep operational at least part of its existing fleet of Western-origin aircraft and helicopters supplied before the 1979 Iranian Revolution and continues to develop limited capabilities to produce armor, artillery, tactical missiles, munitions, and aircraft with foreign assistance.
IRAQSince Operation Desert Fox in December 1998, Baghdad has refused to allow United Nations inspectors into Iraq as required by Security Council Resolution 687. In spite of ongoing UN efforts to establish a follow-on inspection regime comprising the UN Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) and the IAEA’s Iraq Action Team, no UN inspections occurred during this reporting period. Moreover, the automated video monitoring system installed by the UN at known and suspect WMD facilities in Iraq is no longer operating. Having lost this on-the-ground access, it is more difficult for the UN or the US to accurately assess the current state of Iraq’s WMD programs.
Given Iraq’s past behavior, it is likely that Iraq has used the period since Desert Fox to reconstitute prohibited programs. We assess that since the suspension of UN inspections in December of 1998, Baghdad has had the capability to reinitiate both its CW and BW programs within a few weeks to months. Without an inspection-monitoring program, however, it is more difficult to determine if Iraq has done so.
Since the Gulf war, Iraq has rebuilt key portions of its chemical production infrastructure for industrial and commercial use, as well as its missile production facilities. It has attempted to purchase numerous dual-use items for, or under the guise of, legitimate civilian use. This equipment—in principle subject to UN scrutiny—also could be diverted for WMD purposes. Since the suspension of UN inspections in December 1998, the risk of diversion has increased. After Desert Fox, Baghdad again instituted a reconstruction effort on those facilities destroyed by the US bombing, including several critical missile production complexes and former dual-use CW production facilities. In addition, Iraq appears to be installing or repairing dual-use equipment at CW-related facilities. Some of these facilities could be converted fairly quickly for production of CW agents.
UNSCOM reported to the Security Council in December 1998 that Iraq also continued to withhold information related to its CW program. For example, Baghdad seized from UNSCOM inspectors an Air Force document discovered by UNSCOM that indicated that Iraq had not consumed as many CW munitions during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s as had been declared by Baghdad. This discrepancy indicates that Iraq may have hidden an additional 6,000 CW munitions.
In 1995, Iraq admitted to having an offensive BW program and submitted the first in a series of Full, Final, and Complete Disclosures (FFCDs) that were supposed to reveal the full scope of its BW program. According to UNSCOM, these disclosures are incomplete and filled with inaccuracies. Since the full scope and nature of Iraq’s BW program was not verified, UNSCOM had assessed that Iraq continued to maintain a knowledge base and industrial infrastructure that could be used to produce quickly a large amount of BW agents at any time, if the decision is made to do so. In the absence of UNSCOM or other inspections and monitoring since late 1998, we remain concerned that Iraq may again be producing biological warfare agents.
Iraq has continued working on its L-29 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) program, which involves converting L-29 jet trainer aircraft originally acquired from Eastern Europe. It is believed that Iraq has conducted flights of the L-29, possibly to test system improvements or to train new pilots. These refurbished trainer aircraft are believed to have been modified for delivery of chemical or, more likely, biological warfare agents.
We believe that Iraq has probably continued low-level theoretical R&D associated with its nuclear program. A sufficient source of fissile material remains Iraq’s most significant obstacle to being able to produce a nuclear weapon. Although we were already concerned about a reconstituted nuclear weapons program, our concerns were increased last September when Saddam publicly exhorted his "Nuclear Mujahidin" to "defeat the enemy."
Iraq continues to pursue development of SRBM systems that are not prohibited by the United Nations and may be expanding to longer-range systems. Pursuit of UN-permitted missiles continues to allow Baghdad to develop technological improvements and infrastructure that could be applied to a longer-range missile program. We believe that development of the liquid-propellant Al-Samoud SRBM probably is maturing and that a low-level operational capability could be achieved in the near term — which is further suggested by the appearance of four Al Samoud transporter-erector-launchers (TELs) with airframes at the 31 December Al Aqsa Cal parade. The solid-propellant missile development program may now be receiving a higher priority, and development of the Ababil-100 SRBM – two of such airframes and TELs were paraded on 31 December—and possibly longer range systems may be moving ahead rapidly. If economic sanctions against Iraq were lifted, Baghdad probably would increase its attempts to acquire missile-related items from foreign sources, regardless of any future UN monitoring and continuing restrictions on long-range ballistic missile programs. Iraq probably retains a small, covert force of Scud-type missiles.
Iraq’s ACW acquisitions remain low due to the generally successful enforcement of the UN arms embargo. The weapons and ACW-related goods which have been delivered to Iraq tend to be smaller arms transported over porous land borders. Iraq continues, however, to aggressively seek ACW equipment and technology.
NORTH KOREADuring this time frame, North Korea continued procurement of raw materials and components for its ballistic missile programs from various foreign sources, especially through North Korean firms based in China. We assess that North Korea is capable of producing and delivering via munitions a wide variety of chemical and biological agents.
During the remainder of 2000, P’yongyang continued its attempts to procure technology worldwide that could have applications in its nuclear program, but we do not know of any procurement directly linked to the nuclear weapons program. We assess that North Korea has produced enough plutonium for at least one, and possibly two, nuclear weapons. The United States and North Korea completed the canning of all accessible spent fuel rods and rod fragments in April 2000 in accordance with the 1994 Agreed Framework. That reactor fuel contains enough plutonium for several more weapons.
Libya is continuing its efforts to obtain ballistic missile–related equipment, materials, technology, and expertise from foreign sources. Outside assistance—particularly Serbian, Indian, North Korean and Chinese—is critical to it ballistic missile development programs, and the suspension of UN sanctions in 1999 has allowed Tripoli to expand its procurement effort. Libya’s current capability probably remains limited to its Scud B missiles, but with continued foreign assistance it may achieve an MRBM capability—a long-desired goal—or extended-range Scud capability.
Libya remains heavily dependent on foreign suppliers for precursor chemicals and other key CW-related equipment. Following the suspension of UN sanctions in April 1999, Tripoli reestablished contacts with sources of expertise, parts, and precursor chemicals abroad, primarily in Western Europe. Libya still appears to have a goal of establishing an offensive CW capability and an indigenous production capability for weapons. Evidence suggests Libya also is seeking to acquire the capability to develop and produce BW agents.
Libya—an NPT party with full scope IAEA safeguards—continues to develop its nuclear research and development program but would still require significant foreign assistance to advance a nuclear weapons option. The suspension of UN sanctions has accelerated the pace of procurement efforts in Libya’s drive to rejuvenate its ostensibly civilian nuclear program. In January and November 2000, for example, Tripoli and Moscow renewed talks on cooperation at the Tajura Nuclear Research Center and discussed a potential power reactor deal. Should such civil-sector work come to fruition, Libya could gain opportunities to pursue technologies that could be diverted for military purposes.
Following the suspension of UN sanctions, Libya has negotiated—and perhaps completed—contracts with Russian firms for conventional weapons, munitions, and upgrades and refurbishment for its existing inventory of Soviet-era weapons.
SYRIASyria sought CW-related precursors and expertise from foreign sources during the reporting period. Damascus already has a stockpile of the nerve agent sarin, and it would appear that Syria is trying to develop more toxic and persistent nerve agents. Syria remains dependent on foreign sources for key elements of its CW program, including precursor chemicals and key production equipment. It is highly probable that Syria also is developing an offensive BW capability.
We will continue to monitor the potential for Syria’s nuclear R&D program to expand.
During the second half of 2000, Damascus continued work on establishing a solid-propellant rocket motor development and production capability with help from outside countries. Foreign equipment and assistance to its liquid-propellant missile program—primarily from North Korean entities, but also from firms in Russia—have been and will continue to be essential for Syria’s effort. Damascus also continued its efforts to assemble—probably with considerable North Korean assistance—liquid-fueled Scud C missiles.
Syria continues to acquire ACW—mainly from Russia and other FSU suppliers—although at a reduced level from the early 1990s. During the past few years, Syria has received Kornet-E (AT-14), Metis-M (AT-13), Konkurs (AT-5), and Bastion-M (AT-10B) antitank guided missiles, RPG-29 rocket launchers, and small arms. Damascus has expressed interest in acquiring Russian Su-27 and MiG-29 fighters and air defense systems, but its outstanding debt to Moscow and inability to fund large purchases have hampered negotiations.
SUDANIn the WMD arena, Sudan, a CWC States Party, has been developing the capability to produce chemical weapons for many years. In this pursuit, it historically has obtained help from entities in other countries, principally Iraq. Sudan may be interested in a BW program as well.
During the reporting period, Sudan sought to acquire a variety of military equipment from various sources. Khartoum is seeking older, less expensive ACW and conventional weapons that nonetheless are advanced compared with the capabilities of the weapons possessed by its opponents and their supporters in neighboring countries in the long-running civil war.
INDIAIndia continues its nuclear weapons development program, for which its underground nuclear tests in May 1998 were a significant milestone. The acquisition of foreign equipment will benefit New Delhi in its efforts to develop and produce more sophisticated nuclear weapons. During this reporting period, India continued to obtain foreign assistance for its civilian nuclear power program, primarily from Russia.
India continues to rely on foreign assistance for key missile technologies, where it still lacks engineering or production expertise. Entities in Russia and Western Europe remained the primary conduits of missile-related and dual-use technology transfers during the latter half of 2000.
India continues an across-the-board modernization of its armed forces through ACW acquisitions, mostly from Russia, although many of its key programs have been plagued by delays. During the reporting period, New Delhi concluded a $3 billion contract with Russia to produce under license 140 Su-30 multirole fighters and continued negotiations with Moscow for 310 T-90S main battle tanks, A-50 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) aircraft, Tu-22M Backfire maritime strike bombers, and an aircraft carrier. India also continues to explore options for leasing or purchasing several AWACS systems from other entities. India also signed a contract with France for 10 additional Mirage 2000H multirole fighters and is considering offers for jet trainer aircraft from France and the United Kingdom. In addition to helping India with the development of its indigenous nuclear-powered submarine, Russia is negotiating with India the possible lease of a Russian nuclear-powered attack submarine.
PAKISTANChinese entities continued to provide significant assistance to Pakistan’s ballistic missile program during the reporting period. With Chinese assistance, Pakistan is moving toward serial production of solid-propellant SRBMs, such as the Shaheen-I and Haider-I. Pakistan flight-tested the Shaheen-I in 1999 and plans to flight-test the Haider-I in 2001. Successful development of the two-stage Shaheen-II MRBM will require continued Chinese assistance or assistance from other potential sources.
Pakistan continued to acquire nuclear-related and dual-use equipment and materials from various sources—principally in Western Europe. Islamabad has a well-developed nuclear weapons program, as evidenced by its first nuclear weapons tests in late May 1998. Acquisition of nuclear-related goods from foreign sources will remain important if Pakistan chooses to develop more advanced nuclear weapons. China, which has provided extensive support in the past to Islamabad’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, in May 1996 pledged that it would not provide assistance to unsafeguarded nuclear facilities in any state, including Pakistan. We cannot rule out, however, some unspecified contacts between Chinese entities and entities involved in Pakistan’s nuclear weapons development.
Pakistan continues to rely on China and France for its ACW requirements and negotiated to purchase an additional 40 F-7 fighters from China.
EGYPTDuring the last half of 2000, Egypt maintained a relationship with North Korea on ballistic missiles and maintained a Scud inventory. Egypt's ACW acquisition trends aim toward modernizing its Soviet-era equipment and acquiring newer, mostly US weapons.
Despite improvements in Russia’s economy, the state-run defense and nuclear industries remain strapped for funds, even as Moscow looks to them for badly needed foreign exchange through exports. We remain very concerned about the proliferation implications of such sales in several areas. Monitoring Russian proliferation behavior, therefore, will remain a very high priority.
Russian entities during the reporting period continued to supply a variety of ballistic missile-related goods and technical know-how to countries such as Iran, India, China, and Libya. Iran’s earlier success in gaining technology and materials from Russian entities has helped to accelerate Iranian development of the Shahab-3 MRBM, and continuing Russian assistance likely supports Iranian efforts to develop new missiles and increase Tehran's self-sufficiency in missile production.
Russia also remained a key supplier for civilian nuclear programs in Iran, primarily focused on the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant project. With respect to Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, Russian assistance enhances Iran’s ability to support a nuclear weapons development effort, even though the ostensible purpose of most of this assistance is for civilian applications. Despite Iran’s NPT status, the United States is convinced Tehran is pursuing a nuclear weapons program. The Intelligence Community will be closely monitoring Tehran’s nuclear cooperation with Moscow for any direct assistance in support of a nuclear weapons program.
In January 2000, Moscow approved a draft cooperative program with Syria that included civil use of nuclear power. Broader access to Russian scientists and Russia’s large nuclear infrastructure could provide opportunities to solicit fissile material production expertise and other nuclear-related assistance if Syria decided to pursue nuclear weapons. In addition, Russia supplied India with material for its civilian nuclear program during this reporting period.
President Putin in May 2000 amended the presidential decree on nuclear exports to allow the export in exceptional cases of nuclear materials, technology, and equipment to countries that do not have full-scope IAEA safeguards. The move could clear the way for expanding nuclear exports to certain countries that do not have full-scope safeguards, such as India.
During the second half of 2000, Russian entities remained a significant source of dual-use biotechnology, chemicals, production technology, and equipment for Iran. Russia’s biological and chemical expertise makes it an attractive target for Iranians seeking technical information and training on BW and CW agent production processes.
Russia continues to be a major supplier of conventional arms. It is the primary source of ACW for China and India, it continues to supply ACW to Iran and Syria, and it has negotiated new contracts with Libya and North Korea.
Russia continues to be the main supplier of technology and equipment to India and China’s naval nuclear propulsion programs. In addition, Russia has discussed leasing nuclear-powered attack submarines to India.
The Russian Government’s commitment, willingness, and ability to curb proliferation-related transfers remain uncertain. The export control bureaucracy was reorganized again as part of President Putin’s broader government reorganization in May 2000. The Federal Service for Currency and Export Controls (VEK) was abolished and its functions assumed by a new department in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. VEK had been tasked with drafting the implementing decrees for Russia’s July 1999 export control law; the status of these decrees is not known. Export enforcement continues to need improvement. In February 2000, Sergey Ivanov, then Secretary of Russia’s Security Council, said that during 1998-99 the government had obtained convictions for unauthorized technology transfers in three cases. The Russian press has reported on cases where advanced equipment is simply described as something else in the export documentation and is exported. Enterprises sometimes falsely declare goods to avoid government taxes.
NORTH KOREAThroughout the second half of 2000, North Korea continued to export significant ballistic missile–related equipment, components, materials, and technical expertise to countries in the Middle East, South Asia, and North Africa. P’yongyang attaches a high priority to the development and sale of ballistic missiles, equipment, and related technology. Exports of ballistic missiles and related technology are one of the North’s major sources of hard currency, which fuel continued missile development and production.
CHINADuring this reporting period, Beijing continued to take a very narrow interpretation of its bilateral nonproliferation commitments with the United States. In the case of missile-related transfers, Beijing has on several occasions pledged not to sell Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Category I systems but has not recognized the regime’s key technology annex. China is not a member of the MTCR.
In November 2000, China committed not to assist, in any way, any country in the development of ballistic missiles that can be used to deliver nuclear weapons, and to enact at an early date a comprehensive missile-related export control system.
During the reporting period, Chinese entities provided Pakistan with missile-related technical assistance. Pakistan has been moving toward domestic serial production of solid-propellant SRBMs with Chinese help. Pakistan also needs continued Chinese assistance to support development of the two-stage Shaheen-II MRBM. In addition, firms in China have provided dual-use missile-related items, raw materials, and/or assistance to several other countries of proliferation concern—such as Iran, North Korea, and Libya.
In the nuclear area, China has made bilateral pledges to the United States that go beyond its 1992 NPT commitment not to assist any country in the acquisition or development of nuclear weapons. For example, in May 1996 Beijing pledged that it would not provide assistance to unsafeguarded nuclear facilities.
With respect to Pakistan, Chinese entities in the past provided extensive support to unsafeguarded as well as safeguarded nuclear facilities, which enhanced substantially Pakistan’s nuclear weapons capability. We cannot rule out some continued contacts between Chinese entities and entities associated with Pakistan’s nuclear weapons program subsequent to Beijing’s 1996 pledge and during this reporting period.
In October 1997, China gave the United States assurances regarding its nuclear cooperation with Iran. China agreed to end cooperation with Iran on supply of a uranium conversion facility and undertake no new cooperation with Iran after completion of two existing projects—a zero-power reactor and a zirconium production plant. Although the Chinese appear to have lived up to these commitments, we are aware of some interactions between Chinese and Iranian entities that have raised questions about its "no new nuclear cooperation" pledge. According to the State Department, the Administration is seeking to address these questions with appropriate Chinese authorities.
Prior to the reporting period, Chinese firms had supplied dual-use CW-related production equipment and technology to Iran. The US sanctions imposed in May 1997 on seven Chinese entities for knowingly and materially contributing to Iran’s CW program remain in effect. Evidence during the current reporting period shows Iran continues to seek such assistance from Chinese entities, but it is unclear to what extent these efforts have succeeded.
China is a primary supplier of advanced conventional weapons to Pakistan, Iran, and Sudan, among others. Sudan received military vehicles, naval equipment, guns, ammunition, and tanks from Chinese suppliers in the latter half of 2000.
WESTERN COUNTRIESAs was the case in 1998 and 1999, entities in Western countries in 2000 were not as important as sources for WMD- and missile- related goods and materials as in past years. However, Iran and Libya continued to approach entities in Western Europe to provide needed acquisitions for their WMD and missile programs. Increasingly rigorous and effective export controls and cooperation among supplier countries have led the other foreign WMD and missile programs to look elsewhere for many controlled dual-use goods. Machine tools, spare parts for dual-use equipment, and widely available materials, scientific equipment, and specialty metals were the most common items sought. In addition, several Western countries announced their willingness to negotiate ACW sales to Libya.
TRENDSAs in previous reports, countries determined to maintain WMD and missile programs over the long term have been placing significant emphasis on increased self-sufficiency and attempts to insulate their programs against interdiction and disruption, as well as trying to reduce their dependence on imports by developing domestic production capabilities. Although these capabilities may not always be a good substitute for foreign imports—particularly for more advanced technologies—in many cases they may prove to be adequate. In addition, as their domestic capabilities grow, traditional recipients of WMD and missile technology could emerge as new suppliers of technology and expertise. Many of these countries—such as India, Iran and Pakistan—are not members of supplier groups such as the Nuclear Suppliers Group, Australia Group and the Missile Technology Control Regime and do not adhere to their export constraints. In addition, private companies, scientists, and engineers in Russia, China, and India may be increasing their involvement in WMD- and missile-related assistance, taking advantage of weak or unenforceable national export controls and the growing availability of technology.
Some countries of proliferation concern are continuing efforts to develop indigenous designs for advanced conventional weapons and expand production capabilities, although most of these programs usually rely heavily on foreign technical assistance. Many of these countries—unable to obtain newer or more advanced arms—are pursuing upgrade programs for existing inventories.
Ritual Muslim Killing
A PLANNED conversion to Christianity from Islam is understood to have triggered a frenzied domestic dispute that led to the death of a Muslim mother on Monday night.
Bangladeshi-born Dr Muh-ammad Hussain, 49, remains under police guard in a critical condition in the Gold Coast Hospital as police piece together the circumstances leading to the death of his 41-year-old wife, Yasmine.
Mrs Hussain, who had arrived on the Gold Coast with her 17-year-old daughter at the weekend from Adelaide, died at her upmarket Southport apartment after receiving stab wounds to the chest.
A Muslim source told The Gold Coast Bulletin last night that Dr Hussain arrived a month ago to take up a position as a GP and prepare for his family to join him.
"From what we understand the daughter decided to tell her father of her radical plan to convert to Christianity which, in the eyes of most Muslims, is totally unacceptable and to be honest, sadly, many would react as he has done," said the source.
"It is the Islamic way that if a son or daughter does or plans to do something that is unacceptable or wrong for a Muslim then it is the mother who is automatically at fault and will bear the brunt of the blame."
Gold Coast police last night refused to deny or support the religious conversion motive, but are understood to be investigating it.
They said they had spent more than eight hours speaking to the traumatised 17-year-old daughter and because of her distressed state they still do not have a full picture of what happened.
"It has ended up in the death of a person so it has been a violent argument and a very tragic set of circumstances," said Surfers Paradise CIB Detective Inspector John Hartwell.
Residents of the Smith Street, Albatross Park, complex where the family lived told The Bulletin yesterday they heard screams for half an hour.
"It was very quiet then there was a blood-curdling scream. It was terrible," said Colin Currie.
Neighbour Caitlin Dalton was taking out the rubbish when she heard terrifying screams.
"She (the teenager) was yelling 'help me, help me, they're trying to kill me'," said Ms Dalton.
"Everybody heard the screams but we couldn't work out which unit they were coming from. "
"Then this girl emerged in the stairwell hysterical and crying."
"Her clothes had been ripped off, she was just in her underwear, and she had quite severe scratches down her arm and across her back."
Ms Dalton said as residents tried to comfort the girl, she told how she had wanted to 'convert from the Islam religion ... and obviously her father didn't handle it very well'.
"She said her parents were really strict."
Photographs taken by The Bulletin yesterday showed blood splattered throughout the three-bedroom luxury apartment which had a turkish carpet on the floor and leather upholstered chairs.
Clothing could be seen through the doorway, scattered across the floor near what appeared to be bloodstains. A large amount of blood had dried on the wall and on the carpet inside the front door, and there was blood on and around the doorknob.
"We saw one stretcher come out, then another one and another one," said resident Rory Williams.
Det-Insp Hartwell said the Hussains had no family members living on the Gold Coast and police were looking after their daughter, who had turned 17 only a week ago.
"She is assisting police with our inquiries. She is not a suspect, merely a witness to what has transpired," he said.
"Arrangements are being made through Crisis Care for accommodation for her at this stage, pending the contact of the next of kin and relatives."
"At this stage we've been unable to locate the relatives, they're all overseas."
Det-Insp Hartwell said it was too early to say if any charges would be laid against Dr Hussain.
"This matter may end up in a criminal trial or may end up in a coroners court. Before we know the full facts I'm not willing to speculate," he said.
"The outcome of the investigation will determine whether any charges are laid or a report is forwarded to the coroner."
Dr Hussain completed his medical training at the Chittagong Medical College in Bangladesh in 1982.
In 2001, he completed a masters in family medicine in Australia and four years later was granted a fellowship by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
But in the country with a population of more than 130 million, there are less than one million Christians.
It is understood Dr Hussain is a Sunni Muslim.
Wild Thing's comment......
Seems to be the standard Moslem response to any and all controversy - kill somebody.
One Ringie Dingie From A Democrat
I had a weird thing happen that has never happened before in my entire life. haha I was on the computer getting some posts ready for today ( this was late yesterday afternoon just before dinner), and the phone rang.
Nick was watching Fox News so I didn't want him to be disturbed so I got up and answered the phone. The caller ID said Democratic Committee. My eyes blinked twice and my jaw dropped. What the hell????
I said calmly: ....Hello
The woman's voice (not a machine but a living breathing person) said............" Is this Christine (I am leaving off my last name here on my blog)
I said: Yes it is what do you want?
She said: I am calling to ask you to be sure to vote for Christine Jennings who is running for Congress.
I said: How did you get my name and phone number?
She said: You are a registered voter in Florida and that is how we got your name and phone number.
I said: Indeed I am a registered voter. However, you have just called a Republican household.
She said: Yes but our goal is to turn Red Sates into Blue States. George Bush is a liar and we need to turn this country around and make important changes. Mr. Bush has been responsible for the deaths of thousands of our young men and women in a war that we never should have gone into. He has not lead this country as it should be lead. And the direction of what he has done needs to be changed and only the Democrat party can do this. We need to get our troops back home and stop them from being occupiers.
We will end the Republican culture of corruption and restore a government as good at the people it serves.
I said: Listen up and let me make this very clear to you.
First you have called a Republican home.
Second you have called a family that totally supports our military.
Third you called the home of a Veteran, my husband, and the daughter of a Veteran, and a niece of many Veterans….me!
Fourth you called a home that's greatest desire is for our military to go after the terrorists.
Fifth the terrorists want to kill you Democrats just as much as they want to kill Republicans. Our political Party affiliation and yours has nothing to do with their goal. When they kneel you down in front of them with big knives in their filthy hands they will not be asking you if are you a Republican or a Democrat.
Sixth, no keep listening I am almost done and you called me, you interrupted my time not I yours so you need to listen to what I have to say. The sixth thing is that your party must be very desperate to BUY a list of voters, give no concern to respecting their parties choice and call them at their home to beg them to be turncoats and vote for a Democrat because YOU happen to drink the Kool-Aid of the Democratic party and believe their lies that Bush lied. Your party is the party of “ we stopped the Patriot Act” Harry Reid, giving secrets to China Clinton, pardoning terrorists Clinton’s and the pathological liars of both Bill and Hillary Clinton. I could go on for 10 hours of the list of all the things about the Clinton’s that they did, crimes, “gates”, and the rest of the Democratic Party.
And seventh and the one that really has pissed me off the most is this. You have the nerve to call this home and trash our military. So as for me, your party can go to hell. Goodbye
October 10, 2006
Producer Director David Zucker Makes Republican Ad - LOL
The DRUDGE REPORT has obtained an exclusive copy of a "scary" campaign advertisement created by Hollywood producer and director David Zucker that was intended to be used by GOP organizations in the closing weeks of the 2006 campaign.
However, the advertisement was deemed "too hot" by GOP strategists all across Washington, DC who have refused to use it!
In the ad, Zucker, producer of SCARY MOVIE 4, recreates former Clinton Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's 2000 visit to North Korea. During the visit, Secretary Albright presented North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il with a basketball autographed by former NBA superstar Michael Jordan.
An actress playing Secretary Albright is shown presenting Kim Jong Il with the Michael Jordan basketball, painting the walls of Osama bin Laden's Afghanistan cave and turning a blind eye to suicide bombers. In one scene her skirt rips as she changes the tire of a Middle Eastern dictator's limousine.
One GOP strategist said "jaws dropped" when the ad was first viewed. "Nobody could believe Zucker thought any political organization could use this ad. It makes a point, but it's way over the top."
Zucker is the producer and director of comedies such as "Airplane" and "The Naked Gun." In 2004, Zucker, a longtime Democrat, embraced the Republican Party based on concerns he had about national security issues and voted for President George W. Bush.
Wild Thing's comment.....
This is hysterical I love it. Heck I love anything that would tick off the lefties. heh heh
Deal or No Deal With Ahmadinejad
506th RCT Conduct Medical Operations In E. Baghdad
IA, 506th RCT conduct medical operations in east Baghdad
By Pfc. Paul David Ondik, 506th RCT PAO, 101st Abn. Div.
FOB LOYALTY, Iraq – Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers working together with elements of the 9th Iraqi Army Division and local Iraqi leadership, conducted a medical operation and provided humanitarian assistance to residents in the Shaab and Ur neighborhoods of east Baghdad September 30.
For the Soldiers of 414th Civil Affairs Battalion, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, and Troop A, 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry, of the 506th Regimental Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, participating in the project, the operation was an opportunity to interact on a personnel level with the people they were deployed to help. The medical operations have provided medical screenings and treatment to more than 2,000 Iraqi patients.
“This is our fifth of a total of six operations that were planned, and they’re getting better,” said Capt. Brian Wilson, medical operations planner, 414th CA Bn. “Each time we’re seeing more patients. The Iraqi army is stepping up a little more each time.”
“So far we’ve just been trying to get clothes together to get out to the folks who need it,” added Spc. Allison Lancewicz, a military intelligence analyst, serving with the 506th RCT. “I love working with little kids. This is the best job.”
After patients were assessed and treated by Iraqi and American personnel, they were provided an opportunity to pick up clothes and supplies for the new school year. The items were donated by concerned civilians back in the United States.
“Everybody’s excited about getting some new clothes for school,” said Wilson. “It’s the beginning of the school year, so we’re giving each parent the choice of three things per child.”
The operation is intended to serve as a template for future operations, with the Iraqi army conducting them independently of MND-B Forces.
“The idea of this is to help Iraqis learn so they can do it on their own. That is the whole point behind it,” Wilson said.
Bob and Tom A Telemarketer's Nightmare
Click HERE to hear. It is an audio only.
Wild Thing's comment.....
I got this in my email last week from a very long time Nam Veteran friend of mine. He was a Dustoff pilot in VIetnam and we have been friends ever since we met. He also said to say hi to all of you here. He uses an IBM computer that is made especially for blindness. So he said that although he misses the graphics on here he does enjoy the comments and posts you make.
In God We Still Trust
Just a very special video and song called "In God We Still Trust".
Prayers for America and our troops.
October 09, 2006
From The Mail Room
This came in from Sydney, Australia
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Kim Jong Conducts His Nuclear Test
North Korea Conducts Nuclear Test
By way of the state-run Korean Central News Agency, North Korea announced that it had conducted a successful nuclear test Monday.
The KCNA reported:
“A safe and successful underground nuclear test was conducted on Oct. 9, 2006 by our division of scientific research” adding, “We have confirmed that this test, which was carried out after scientific analyses of possible outcomes and the most scrupulous calculations, has caused absolutely no radiation outflow or other hazards.”
“This nuclear test was realized with knowledge and technology that is 100 percent ours,” adding, “Both to the people and military, who have always yearned for the strength to defend the nation, this day brings joy and encouragement.”
From Fox News....
Senior Bush administration official says White House believes North Korea conducted first-ever nuclear weapons test.
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea successfully tested of a nuclear weapon late Sunday night, a senior Bush administration official confirmed to FOX News.
The official said, however, that initial readings from South Korea reported only a 3.58-magnitude seismic reaction, which is smaller than what would be expected from the 4-kiloton explosion the Axis of Evil nation sought. The put the bomb's capabilities in context, a 20-kiloton explosion could conceivably kill 200,000 people.
"North Korea may not have got what they wanted," the official said.
The U.S. Geological Service, however, said it detected a 4.2-magnitude tremor at 10:35 p.m. EDT, which could mean the device was potentially deadlier than initially believed. Australia also said there was seismic confirmation that North Korea conducted a nuclear test.
"It was a success from their perspective in that they achieved a nuclear yield, though that is not very difficult," the official said. "It's within their technical capabilities."
'Unclean' Guide Dog Banned By Muslim Cab Driver
A Muslim minicab driver refused to take a blind passenger because her guide dog was "unclean".
Abdul Rasheed Majekodumni told Jane Vernon she could not get into his car with the dog because of his religion.
Islamic tradition warns Muslims against contact with dogs because they are seen as impure.
The case emerged as Jack Straw was embroiled in a controversy over Muslim women wearing veils and the row continued after a Muslim police officer was excused guard duty at the Israeli embassy. Today Mrs Vernon, 39, from Hammersmith, said: "This experience was very upsetting.
"I was tired and cold and just wanted to get home but this driver made me feel like I was a second-class citizen, like I didn't count at all."
Mrs Vernon, who works as a legal officer for the Royal National Institute for the Blind, added:
"The owner of the minicab firm, Niven Sinclair, was also very insensitive, telling me that what had happened to me wasn't really very important, and I should have more respect for other people's culture. They have shown very little respect for my rights as a disabled person and have never once offered me an apology."
Niven's and Co cab company, is contracted by the BBC and the minicab was sent to take her home from a studio after she was invited to appear on News 24.
The driver's refusal resulted in a court case because the law requires all licensed cab drivers to carry guide dogs. Magistrates at Marylebone fined Mr Majekodumni £200 and ordered him to pay £1,200 for failing to comply with regulations set out under the Disability Discrimination Act. After the case Mr Majekodunmi remained defiant and insisted that he would continue refusing passengers accompanied by guide dogs.
Bill Alker, who works with Mrs Vernon at the RNIB supporting other victims of discrimination, said: "Jane and I have worked together for about 16 months advising and supporting people who have suffered the same crime.
"It is absolutely wrong and must stop. Many drivers, cab company operators and the authorities that provide licences are together flouting a good law that was introduced to help blind and partially sighted people get about more independently."
Drivers who refuse to take a guide dog can lose their licence or get a fine of up to £1,000 but Mr Alker said cases rarely went to court.
"Victims must have the support of the area licensing authority who have the power to bring a prosecution or discipline the driver," he said. "So many drivers flout the law and get away with it."
Earlier this month Mrs Vernon supported-another blind woman who was refused a taxi ride take the case to court. Bernie Reddington, 37, had asked driver Basir Miah for a lift home after a hospital appointment at Great Ormond Street but he had refused, calling her dog "dirty".
Horseferry Magistrates Court found him guilty of breaching the terms of his licence and fined him £150 plus £250 compensation.
Mrs Vernon said:
"We need to encourage other licensing authorities around the country to start taking these incidents more seriously.
"Many blind people rely on taxis to get around. Not being able to get access to this kind of service is completely wrong and can affect their independence and confidence. In many cases this causes real problems in their work, educational and social life."
Keith Porteous Wood of the National Secular Society, said:
"The clash between religious rights and the human rights of other people will become increasingly an issue as the Government tries to include all forms of discrimination under the same umbrella. "
"Fortunately, in this instance, disability seems to trump religion."
Wild Thing's comment.....
Then go back to your third-world-shithole of origin, you bigoted backwater POS. To this death cult we are supposed to show tolerance????? I think NOT!
I think we should have them put signs on the outside of the cab telling us the driver is a Muslim so we know we don't have to even get in their cab and can take another one.
5 Out Of 6 Links at Google say Theodore's World Says.......
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Some of the graphics I have I titled ..... Islam is a death cult. Over the weekend I was looking for something and had typed in those exact words. After looking in the Web section I clicked on Image section at Google, and saw that most of the graphics that came up were mine. hahahahahaha
So I thought I would share it with you about what had happened.
October 08, 2006
Robots the Battle Buddie
BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan –
Soldiers throughout Afghanistan will soon be welcoming a new battle buddy to the Global War on Terror: the Marcbot IV, a four-wheeled, robotic vehicle designed to help troops keep the competitive edge on the battlefield.
“The Marcbot IV is a scout vehicle that allows troops to scope out areas downrange,” said Robert Canfield, senior robotics repair technician Joint Robotics Repair Facility.
“Troops can safely check for (IED's) and other suspicious items without putting themselves in harm’s way.”
About 50 Marcbot IV robots will soon be distributed throughout Afghanistan as a tool to counter improvised
Wild Thing's comment.......
I love these and they will help our troops a lot. Any time something keeps our soldiers from injuuries I am all for it.
Twin Brothers Serve Together at Al Asad
Brothers contribute to combat operations at Al Asad By Cpl. Brandon L. Roach, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Oct 5, 2006, 14:03
Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Miles (left) and his twin brother, Lance Cpl. Devin T. Miles, stand off of 'skid-row' after completing their workday at Al Asad, Iraq, Sept. 27. The brothers are avionics aircraft communications/navigation/electrical/weapons systems technicians with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward). The Marion, Ill., natives are here conducting operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom until March of 2007. Photo by: Cpl. Brandon L. Roach
Blackanthem Military News, AL ASAD, Iraq -- During operations in a combat zone, squadrons have to rely on motivated and dedicated Marines to ensure that the aircraft or vehicles are ready to perform at their peak performance levels.
For the Marines of Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 167 this is done with the help of the Miles brothers. With their technical expertise and ability to get the job done, the squadron is able to keep up their high operational tempo.
"We are both in avionics," said Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Miles, aircraft communications/navigation/electrical/weapons systems technician, HMLA-167, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward). "Right now, I am in the fire support section, troubleshooting and maintaining the electronic systems that control the weapon systems."
Although the two are not in the same shops while in theater, they are always looking for each other and wondering what the other is doing throughout the day.
"If we have any spare time, we try to find each other to hang out a bit," said Devin T. Miles, avionics aircraft communications/navigation/electrical/weapons systems technician, HMLA-167. "We have been best friends through our whole lives, and we are always trying to help each other out."
While at work, the brothers continue to keep up their positive attitudes and work together to get jobs done so the squadron can keep supporting the troops on the ground.
"We work on everything on the bird from the electronics to the weapons systems," added Dustin. "If either of us has time and see the other working, we often lend a hand if there is anything to be done."
The Marion, Ill., natives both agree that they work well together, because they know what the other is capable of accomplishing. If there is ever a better way to do something, they explore their options rather than argue about whose way is better.
"These two are very proactive and have a lot of initiative," said Master Sgt. Claude Ready, ordnance chief, HMLA-167. "They help out with little things around the different shops, which frees up our other guys for more detailed missions."
Although they will spend seven months in Iraq, the two know that they will always have support from their parents, Marc and Karen Miles.
"Our parents knew that we would be together at least through recruit training, but never expected that we would be stationed in the same unit," said Devin. "They have supported our choice and given us tremendous support during our time in."
While having support from family and friends is one of the most helpful things for deployed service members, the brothers continue to watch out for each other, no matter what happens in their lives.
"We have always been close. We never fight and always tackle every obstacle that we encounter," said Dustin. "We have never tried to 'one-up' one another. We think about the same things, and we just get the job done so that our pilots can be there when the guys in the fight need them."
Mission accomplishment is always the first thing that a Marine with an air wing attack squadron is concerned with. If the job isn't done fast and properly, the mission was not a success. With the Marion High School graduates on the job and working together, there will always be UH-1N Hueys and AH-1W Super Cobras in the air, covering the ground forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Wild Thing's comment.....
Our country has been blessed with the best fighting forces in the world. To be abloe to have a glimpse into the lives of those serving today is something very special.
Thank you to all our Veterans for leading the way and for all those serving today. We have troops all over the world and owe them so much for all they do.
Our counrtries leaders can and do let us down. But our military is consistent and they always give 100%.
God bless our troops and a special thank you in this post to Lance Cpl. Dustin V. Miles and and his twin brother, Lance Cpl. Devin T. Miles.
Father Passes Flag To Daughter In Iraq
Col. Steven Dreyer, 4th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group commander, Camp Victory, Iraq, presents his youngest daughter, 1st Lt. Kathrine Dreyer, 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Balad AB, Iraq with the family flag. Lieutenant Dreyer is a C-130 Hercules navigator deployed from the 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark. (Courtesy photo)
LACKLAND AFB, Texas -- Traditions run deep in the military, and for this father and daughter, traditions are what brought them together in Iraq.
Col. Steven Dreyer, 4th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Group commander, at Camp Victory, Iraq, reunited with his youngest daughter, 1st Lt. Kathrine Dreyer, 777th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Balad AB, Iraq.
The visit marked not only the end of Colonel Dreyer's final deployment, but also the beginning of Lieutenant Dreyer's first deployment. During the visit, the colonel presented his daughter with the family's American flag.
"This flag symbolizes our family's dedication to serving in the military," said the colonel, who enlisted in the Marines in 1970. "I have carried this flag during my deployments over the years; my oldest daughter, SSgt. Kristine Dreyer, carried it to Iraq in 2003, and now my youngest daughter is stepping up to continue the tradition."
The flag, originally flown in front of the home of Colonel Dreyer's father, a retired Army WWII and Vietnam veteran, has accompanied the colonel on every deployment.
"Originally, I carried it as an identification measure in case my aircraft were to crash in foreign territory," said the MH-53 Pavelow and HH-60 Pavehawk pilot. "Now, it has turned into a family heirloom. Maybe in 20 years, my now 4-year-old grandson will be accepting this flag from his mother or aunt during his first deployment."
From Libya to Bosnia from Romania to Africa, the 2-by-3 feet flag was always carried in either the colonel's flak vest or flight suit pocket.
"I noticed every time he packed his bags for a TDY or deployment, there was always a little triangle on top of the bag," said Solveig Dreyer, wife of Colonel Dreyer. "He never left home without it."
"I was raised in the military just like my daughters," said Colonel Dreyer. "The American flag is important to me, so I always felt it was necessary to carry it with me."
After 37 years of military service, the Vietnam veteran will retire in the spring, but the next generation will continue to serve.
"I feel proud to be able to continue this tradition," said Lieutenant Dreyer, a C-130 Hercules navigator deployed from the 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, Ark., "I've grown up watching my dad serve his country, so it was only natural that I do the same. The Air Force is home for the Dreyer family."
Wild Thing's comments.....
True americans and heroes. Thank you! And thank you to all our troops and to their families!!
October 07, 2006
Insult the Islamotard's Day
Beth at MVRWC has been doing an Insult the Islamotard's weekends every so often. I think it is a great idea and so I have added a Category Archives in the sidebar on the right side of this Blog.
It will be done periodically on one of the weekend days. Insult the Islamotard’s Day will not mean we do not take on the topic of Islam during the week as well. That would be impossible...... hahaha
This is a Video titled; "First, They Came" that was done by Michelle Malkin. I have stored it at my own storage place because it was banned by YouTube as offensive to the Jihadists. Of course YouTube feels it is ok to have videos that are from terrorist friendly videos of US soldiers being murdered, and soldiers being injured by IED's. CAIR has been instructing YouTube on their censorship. So of course because of that YouTube does not like anti-Jihad videos and is becoming pro Jihad and Islam.
Here is the message from Michelle Malkin............
"Instead of boycotting the site, we need to stay and fight. We need all the help we can get flagging the propaganda of the jihadis and their sympathizers."
Islamic terrorist sympathizers and possibly the terrorists themselves have been using the free hosting service to post videos.
Islam Is A Call To Kill
Kim Jong II .... "Rook at me! Rook at me!"
Rumsfeld: North Korea Test Threat Must Be Taken Seriously
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2006 –
North Korea is a known weapon proliferator, and there is a danger that the rogue state may sell nuclear technology to non-state entities, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said today. Rumsfeld spoke during an impromptu Pentagon news conference following meetings with Croatian Defense Minister Berislav Roncevic.
The secretary said the North Korean threat to test nuclear weapons must be taken seriously. He said the North Korean regime has claimed to have nuclear arms since 2003. “We have no way of knowing,” if they have nuclear weapons or not, he said.
The danger to the world is that if the regime does have nuclear arms, it already has demonstrated its willingness to sell the technology to the highest bidder. Non-state actors or terrorist groups are actively seeking weapons of mass destruction. They have no compunction about using those weapons, and they have no hard targets that the civilized world could threaten, Rumsfeld said.
The secretary said diplomacy is still the way ahead in addressing the issue. He said President Bush has pushed the Six-Party Talks – U.S., South Korea, China, Russia, Japan and North Korea – as the way forward.
If North Korea does test a nuclear weapon, then the international community is going to have to examine the situation to understand why the world could not marshal “the cooperation and cohesion to apply leverage to North Korea” to stop the spread of nuclear arms, he said.
The example of North Korea could encourage other states to develop nuclear capabilities, too, he said. It would lower the threshold for these nations.
Wild Thing's comment......
This guy just won't give up it seems. Hey Kim!
Nobody likes you,
everybody hates you,
better go eat some worms.
October 06, 2006
Terrorists in US Prisons Not Monitored
WASHINGTON - Convicted terrorists locked up in U.S. prisons can still use mail and verbal communications to conduct terrorist or criminal activities, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Department of Justice's inspector general.
The inspector general launched a review after a series of NBC News Investigative Unit reports in February and March 2005 revealed that jailed terrorists — even those responsible for the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center — were continuing to support jihadists and encourage violence around the world.
"We found that the BOP (Bureau of Prisons) has not effectively monitored the mail of terrorist and other high-risk inmates," concludes the 122-page report.
While behind bars at the Administrative Maximum Penitentiary in Florence, Colo., the 1993 World Trade Center bombers continued their terrorist activities, writing letters to other suspected terrorists and brazenly praising Osama bin Laden in Arabic newspapers. The prison, also known as "Supermax," houses the largest number of and most dangerous terrorist inmates.
In addition to inmates' mail, the inspector general's report revealed another related security problem: The prison bureau "is unable to effectively monitor high-risk inmates' verbal communications, which include telephone calls, visits with family and friends, and cell block conversations."
The report found that bureau staff often do not listen to or translate calls in a foreign language by inmates on monitoring lists, including calls placed by inmates identified as posing the greatest risk of being engaged in illegal or suspicious activity. For example, the inspector general's report found that at Supermax, 50 percent of such calls each month were not monitored.
Wild Thing's comment.......
We hunt them down, we arrest them and then we do not keep on making sure they cannot plan more attacks there is something seriously wrong with this. I feel badly for our police and those that do all the leg work, risk their lives to catch these terrorists and then the prisons can't keep a close eye on them once they are locked up.
Seizures Of Radioactive Materials Have Doubled In Last 4 years
Seizures of radioactive materials fuel 'dirty bomb' fears
SEIZURES of smuggled radioactive material capable of making a terrorist “dirty bomb” have doubled in the past four years, according to official figures seen by The Times.
Smugglers have been caught trying to traffick dangerous radioactive material more than 300 times since 2002, statistics from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show. Most of the incidents are understood to have occurred in Europe.
The disclosures come as al-Qaeda is known to be intensfiying its efforts to obtain a radoactive device. Last year, Western security services, including MI5 and MI6, thwarted 16 attempts to smuggle plutonium or uranium. On two occasions small quantities of highly enriched uranium were reported missing. All were feared to have been destined for terror groups.
Scientists responsible for analysing the seizures have given warning that traffickers are turning to hospital X-ray equipment and laboratory supplies as an illicit source of radioactive material.
Investigators believe that the smugglers, who come mainly from the former Eastern bloc, are interested only in making a swift fortune and believe that they may have no compunction in selling to jihadist groups. Most undercover operations and recent seizures have been kept secret to protect the activities of Western security services.
Rigorous controls on nuclear processors, especially with Russia co-operating to stop the trafficking of enriched plutonium and uranium, have limited smugglers’ access to weapons-grade nuclear materials. But medical and laboratory sources, including waste, remain vulnerable. Such radioactive waste can be used to make a dirty bomb.
A dirty bomb combines a conventional explosive, such as dynamite, with radioactive material such as spent nuclear fuel like highly enriched uranium and plutonium. In most instances the conventional explosive would kill more bystanders but the dispersion of the radioactive material would have a hugely damaging “fear” factor.
There were 103 cases of illicit trafficking last year, compared with fewer than 30 in 1996. Fifty-eight incidents were reported in 2002, rising to 90 in 2003 and 130 in 2004. Experts point out that seizures in the past three years equal the same amount of trafficking in the previous seven years.
Olli Heinonen, deputy director-general of the IAEA, which monitors trafficking and inspects nuclear plants to audit their radioactive materials, said that while weapons-grade nuclear material smuggling was now rare there were serious concerns about other radioactive substances.
“A dirty bomb is something that needs to be taken seriously. We need to be prepared for anything because anything could happen,” he said. “Terrorists look for the weakest link. We need to be alert and we need to be prepared.”
Al-Qaeda makes no secret of its desire to obtain a dirty bomb. Last month its leader in Iraq, Abu Hamza alMuhajer, called for scientists to join it and experiment with radioactive devices for use against coalition troops. Even before 9/11, Osama bin Laden invited two Pakistani atomic scientists to visit a training camp in Afghanistan to discuss how to assemble a bomb using stolen plutonium. Captured al-Qaeda leaders have since confessed to the CIA of their attempts to smuggle a radioactive device into the US.
Professor Klaus Lützenkir-chen, who helps to analyse the seized substances, said that even small quantities of radio-active material could be of use to terrorists.
“If someone gets hold of it, it is possible it could be used in a dirty bomb,” he said. He added that if such a dirty bomb were detonated in a town centre the physical effect would be comparatively small and unlikely to cause huge loss of life but would have an enormously damaging “fear factor”.
One of the most serious seizures since 9/11 was that of several kilograms of a radioactive substance known as yellow cake that was found in a consignment of scrap metal at the port of Rotterdam in December 2003.
Professor Lützenkirchen said that seizures have been made across Europe, usually at borders and sea ports. Most of the trafficked material originated from the Caucasus region where he said that there was “considerable activity” among smugglers.
Seizures have continued this year, though overall figures for 2006 are not yet available. They include the discovery in Germany of a small quantity of highly enriched uranium.
Roland Schenkel, director-general of the European Commission Joint Research Centre, which analyses seizures for the IAEA and Western security services, said:
“Illicit trafficking will remain high on our list of activities, including threats by terrorists.”
Wild Thing's comment......
After reading this then thinking about how Harry Reid stood there and so proudly said they had stopped the Patriot Act. Gosh Democrats I bet you are really disappointed that these radioactive materials get seized since you do not believe in protecting the citizens of our country.
Clark Says Saddams Death Will Unleash 'catastrophic' Violence
Democrat Clark says Saddam death penalty will unleash 'catastrophic' violence
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Democrat Ramsey Clark, a former US attorney general who is one of Saddam Hussein's lawyers, said that any death sentence against the former Iraqi president would increase violence in the strife-torn country.
"It seems clear that a guilty verdict will set off catastrophic violence" and that a death sentence would be even worse, Democrat Clark told a Washington press conference.
"It's hard to know how many Iraqis, dozens, hundreds, thousands, will die because of the sentence," he said.
A date for a verdict in the crimes against humanity trial against Saddam and seven co-accused, which opened in October, 2005, is due to be set soon after the trial resumes on October 16.
If Saddam is found guilty and sentenced to death, Iraqi law lays down that he should be executed within 30 days, said Clark.
The US attorney general from 1967-69 reaffirmed his belief that the court is illegal because it was set up only to try Saddam. He criticised the judges because they were "selected, trained, paid, protected by the United States."
Saddam and his co-defendants, including a half brother Barzan al-Tikriti, are on trial for a crackdown on a Shiite town of Dujail following an assassination attempt in 1982.
He faces a separate trial for genocide against Iraq's Kurdish minority in the 1988 Anfal campaign.
Wild Thing's comment.......
Yes I added "Democrat" where Clark's name shows up in the article.haha Let's call it a little emphasis of how wonderful the Democrat party is......NOT!
How about if we hang them both? Save the world a lot of grief. Ramsey Clark's death will unleash 'catastrophic' happiness.
October 05, 2006
Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment Speakers
"Currahee" is a Cherokee word meaning "stand alone". To this day the Regiment yells "Currahee" when they jump from airplanes.
KINGSTON - A three-day conference on World War II - honoring those who battled the Nazis, including veterans made famous in the "Band of Brothers" television series - begins today at Holiday Inn on Washington Avenue.
The event, billed "Ulster County World War II Conference and Banquet," runs through Saturday.
Organizers say the banquet, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, will honor Staff Sgt. Robert Dietz, a Kingston resident who was killed in action during World War II and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism. The Uptown Kingston stadium used by Kingston High School athletic teams bears his name, as does an Army Reserve center on Flatbush Avenue in the city.
Veterans will arrive at the Holiday Inn between 1 and 5 p.m. today. A service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Old Dutch Church on Wall Street, and organizers hope to fill the church's 800 seats.
A breakfast will be held at 7 a.m. Friday, followed by the veterans visiting local schools and the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor in the Orange County town of New Windsor.
At 3:30 p.m. Friday, a motorcade of more than 300 Harley Davidson motorcycles is expected to travel from the Kingston Holiday Inn to City Hall on Broadway, where Kingston Mayor James Sottile will welcome the veterans to the city during a brief ceremony.
An informal dinner will be held at the Holiday Inn at 5 p.m. Friday, followed by a social and autograph session for ticket-holders only.
On Saturday, featured speakers will include veterans from the Easy Company 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. The company's experiences during World War II were depicted in the HBO television series "Band of Brothers," which was directed by Tom Hanks and produced by Steven Spielberg.
The Saturday seminars will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be followed by the banquet.
Currahee Military Weekend set for
CAMP TOCCOA, GA (October 4, 2006) - The Stephens County Historical Society and the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce have partnered again this year to present the 4th annual Currahee Military Weekend set for October 13-15.
The Historical Society has invited all paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa and Currahee Mountain during World War II to come to a reunion. “We hope that the paratroopers who trained at Camp Toccoa on Currahee Mountain will take the time to visit Toccoa, reminisce about their training experiences and visit with their friends who shared this very significant time in their lives,” says Brenda Carlan, Historical Society President. In addition, we extend an invitation to families, friends, re-enactors, active military and the public to join these very special men for this memorable occasion.
Stephens County is rich in military history. Camp Toccoa had over 17,000 soldiers who trained here in four regiments – the 506th, 501st, 517th and the 511th.
This is the birthplace of The Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan and The Dirty Dozen. The event serves to celebrate the accomplishments of the veterans who trained at Camp Toccoa.
Murtha Hot $eat Not $o Comfy Today eh Murtha??
Murtha accused of bribe cover-up
Rep. John P. Murtha's Republican challenger has accused him of negotiating a $50,000 bribe and of trying to cover it up for 26 years.
A recently released FBI video recorded in 1980 shows the Pennsylvania Democrat talking with an FBI agent posing as a representative to an Arab sheik who offers Mr. Murtha $50,000 in cash in exchange for private immigration legislation.
"When you see the video, there was every intent of taking the bribe," said Diana Irey, a Washington County, Pa., commissioner who is running to unseat Mr. Murtha. "For 26 years, John Murtha has been living a lie."
Six members of the House and one senator were forced to resign because of their involvement in what became known as the "Abscam" scandal. The video was released last week on the American Spectator Web site (www.spectator.org), a conservative publication. The magazine says it received the video from a source close to the Abscam investigation. \
"It was widely reported that he provided testimony against others," Mrs. Irey said, when asked why Mr. Murtha was not prosecuted for his ties to the Abscam investigation.
Near the end of the 54-minute video of the meeting, Mr. Murtha and Philadelphia lawyer Howard Criden return to the room after a brief absence. Mr. Criden then begins speaking to undercover FBI agent Anthony Amoroso, who posed as "Tony DeVito," the purported sheik's representative.
"John says it's OK for you to give me what's in the drawer," Mr. Criden says, according to the Spectator's transcript of the video.
"Is that all right, Tony?" Mr. Murtha asks Mr. Amoroso. Then, referring to Thompson and Murphy, Mr. Murtha says: "Let me make it very clear. The other two guys do expect to be taken care of. ... And you're gonna have to deal through [Mr. Criden]. Me, you've got my deal."
Wild Thing's comment.....
Murtha is one sorry crooked bastardo. I hope that this expose finally opens some eyes in Pa. and he loses his seat.
And I guess now we will see Pelosi channeling Zsa Zsa Gabor. No, wait, that's Arianna Huffington.
Desert Storm Marine Veteran and Wife Win $200 Million Powerball
Tim and Kellie Guderian, of Fort Dodge, Iowa, receive a check from Iowa Lottery CEO Edward Stanek, left, on Wednesday. Tim served during Desert Storm; Kelly works at Wal-Mart.
Ex-Marine, wife win $200 million Powerball
Odds of winning were 140 million-to-1; couple bought tickets in Iowa
DES MOINES, Iowa - A Fort Dodge couple who bought three Powerball tickets during a pit stop for soda came forward Wednesday to claim the $200 million jackpot.
Tim and Kellie Guderian bought the winning ticket Sept. 23 at a Kum & Go store in Fort Dodge.
They discovered their good fortune the following evening, as Kellie read off the winning numbers to an awe-struck Tim.
“What a stroke of luck,” Tim Guderian said. “It seemed like a dream.”
According to the Iowa lottery, the odds of winning were about 140 million-to-1.
Tim Guderian, 36, served in the Marines during Operation Desert Storm and works as an automotive detailer in Fort Dodge. His 44-year-old wife of nearly seven years is a sales associate at the Wal-Mart where the pair first met.
Wild Thing's comment......
I am so happy for this couple, how neat is that to have it be a Veteran and his wife that won.
I love old movies and there is an old Glenn Ford movie called, "It started With a Kiss". When I read about this couple winning the powerball I thought of that old movie immediately. I realize it is not the same thing but it just made me think of the old film.
It was about a girl that marries Sgt. Joe Fitzpatrick (Glenn Ford), an Air Force sergeant whose good luck wins him first prize in a raffle a $40,000 car. The car that he wins in the film is a 1955 Lincoln Futura, the one-off concept car that ultimately became the Batmobile on "Batman".
Stuff Your Face ~ New Gitmo Torture
Gitmo prisoners gaining weight
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- A high-calorie diet combined with life in the cell block -- almost around the clock in some cases -- is making detainees at Guantanamo Bay fat.
Meals totaling a whopping 4,200 calories per day are brought to their cells, well above the 2,000 to 3,000 calories recommended for weight maintenance by U.S. government dietary guidelines. And some inmates are eating everything on the menu.
One detainee has almost doubled in weight, to 410 pounds, said Navy Cmdr. Robert Durand, spokesman for the detention facilities at Guantanamo.
Human rights groups attribute the weight gain to lack of exercise. They cite accounts of released detainees who complained they were allowed to exercise fewer than three times a week outside their small cells.
But Durand said detainees are simply served a wide variety of food and are expected to choose what appeals to them.
"The detainees are advised that they are offered more food than necessary, to provide choice and variety, and that consuming all the food they are offered will result in weight gain," he said.
Most of the prisoners at Guantanamo picked up in Afghanistan and other conflict zones were slightly underweight when they arrived. Since then, they've gained an average of 20 pounds, and most are now "normal to mildly overweight or mildly obese," according to the most recent measurements, he said.
Even two detainees who have been on a hunger strike for more than a year are at "100 percent ideal body weight," from nutrients fed through tubes inserted in their noses, Durand said.
The calorie intake at Guantanamo is well above the norm for federal inmates in the United States, who receive about 2,900 calories a day, said U.S. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Michael Truman.
He said weight gain in the civilian system is not widespread and that most inmates "keep themselves in pretty good shape."
Prisoners at Guantanamo who behave well get more exercise time. The most compliant get up to 12 hours a week, including access to treadmills, stationary bikes and other fitness equipment, Durand said. Guantanamo officials say compliance is gauged solely by whether a detainee follows detention center rules and avoids causing disturbances, and has nothing to do with whether he is providing information to interrogators.
Wild Thing's comment.....
When the dems make us let them go free, it'll be easier to locate them, that's for sure.
Now let's see they will have to find caves with larger entrances to squeeze through. Praying 5 times a day would be way too hard to accompolish to get down on their knees and back up again. Hahaha
M is for Muslim, C is for Cult and it's in American Schools
The U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday by evangelical Christian students and their parents who said a Contra Costa County school district engaged in unconstitutional religious indoctrination when it taught students about Islam by having them recite language from prayers.
The court, without comment, left intact a ruling by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco last November in favor of the Byron Union School District in eastern Contra Costa.
The suit challenged the content of a seventh-grade history course at Excelsior Middle School in Byron in the fall of 2001. The teacher, using an instructional guide, told students they would adopt roles as Muslims for three weeks to help them learn what Muslims believe.
She encouraged them to use Muslim names, recited prayers in class, had them memorize and recite a passage from the Quran and made them give up something for a day, such as television or candy, to simulate fasting during the month of Ramadan. The final exam asked students for a critique of elements of Muslim culture.
The students and parents who sued argued that the class activities had crossed the line from education into an official endorsement of a religious practice. A federal judge and the appeals court disagreed, saying the class had an instructional purpose and the students had engaged in no actual religious exercises.
Linda Lye, a lawyer for the school district, said the same instructional material remains available for classes, though it is not required.
"I'm delighted that the Byron Union School District can put this case finally behind it and get on with educating children and exposing them to the world's great cultures and religions in an appropriate way,'' Lye said.
Wild Thing's comment.....
They will conquer us by terrorist acts or by rulings like this.
October 04, 2006
Khameini: Don't masturbate during Ramadan
Deliberate masturbation during the month of Ramadan renders a fast invalid, Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Khameini has ruled.
Khameini, who is Iran's most powerful political and religious figure, was asked on his website : "If somebody masturbates during the month of Ramadan but without any discharge, is his fasting invalidated?"
"If he do not intend masturbation and discharging semen and nothing is discharged, his fasting is correct even though he has done a ḥarām (forbidden) act. But, if he intends masturbation or he knows that he usually discharges semen by this process and semen really comes out, it is a ḥaram intentional breaking fasting," the Iranian leader said, posting the reply on his website.
Another reader asked: "Once in the holy month of Ramadan, I forgot to brush my teeth, and some tiny bits of food remained in my mouth. I swallowed the bits unintentionally. Do I have to perform the qaḍa (repent) for that day's fast?"
"If you did not know that some bits of food remained between the teeth, or you did not know that they would reach the throat, and they were swallowed unknowingly and unintentionally, then you are not liable to make (repent) of the fast," said Khameini.
'Drink water while standing'
On the website, Khameini also tells Iranians that only jockeys are permitted to gamble on horse races.
He is also asked whether it is permissible for a man to marry a woman only in order to be able to live in his wife's country. "Can a man conclude a marriage contract for a year with a European girl after getting her agreement with the purpose of going to her country?" A reader asked.
"There is no problem in that if they are serious in contracting marriage and it is done with her father's permission if she is virgin," Khameini ruled.
The Iranian leader also told readers they were allowed to "to drink water while standing" at nights. It was "not permissible" to take part in meetings attended by both men and women, he told another reader.
"In Islam's view, rulers and governments exist just to serve people and carry out works in the interest of the public and this is what God demands us, as authorities, to fulfill," Khamenei was quoted Tuesday telling Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Wild Thing's comment.....
LMAO I am sorry but this is just sooooo stupid and so funny!
Funny that nothing is said about sex with livestock....you know like goats. Now is a great time to drop thousands of leaflets featuring scantily clad women.
Democrats The Enemy Within
Let us never forget what is has been like when Democrats have been in leadership and in our White House. The party of Michael Moore, Ramsey Clark, Cindy Sheehan, Conyers, Harry Reid, Murtha, Kennedy, the list goes on and on too long to list in one post.
Murtha and his consistent attacks on our troops!!!!
In Country With Our Troops
Army 1st Lt. Samuel Colby, the leader of Assault & Obstacle Platoon, A Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, departs a deserted compound he checked for explosives and enemy activity.
The patrolling Soldiers look for anything out of the ordinary. He said if there are usually a lot of people somewhere like a bazaar and no one’s around, that can be a warning sign.
“You’re looking for antennas, wires or anything that’s out of place,” said Army Spc. Nicholaus Connole, a San Antonio, Texas, native serving as a medic with the platoon.
Connole typically moves on foot with the clearance team in order to remain nearby in the event of traumas, heat casualties or emergencies. "Terrorists, he said, sometimes disguise explosive devices within bushes, trees, plastic bags, soft ground, rocks, bottles, boxes and even soda cans."
According to key platoon leaders, enemy IED placement usually follows certain patters.
“Historically, when they put an IED in a certain place, they’re likely to put another one there,” said Army Staff Sgt. Roman Espinoza, the organization’s platoon sergeant, pointing to the Pech River Road as one example of a heavily mined route.
“The ground is so hard that it takes a lot of work to prepare it for an IED,” explained the Watertown, N.Y., resident.
“Once the ground is softened up, they’ll take advantage of the loose ground to plant another one. Most times, they’ll put them in a place like a dip in the road where the ground if soft. The bad thing about an IED is you usually don’t find it until it finds you.”
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 8th Iraqi Army Division, prevented a large-scale sectarian attack in the Obiedi Region south of Baghdad Saturday after receiving reports that local residents had been driven out of their homes.
Soldiers from 2nd Bde. linked up with soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 8th IAD, and conducted a cordon and search of the eastern section of the Obiedi Region.
Eight suspects were detained for questioning.
In a separate incident, soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, and 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, detained a terrorist cell leader and 18 other suspects during a combined cordon and search west of Baghdad at approximately 8 a.m. Monday.
As of Sunday, Iraqi Security Forces and MND-B Soldiers have cleared approximately 95,000 buildings, 80 mosques and 60 muhallas, detained more than 125 terrorist suspects, seized more than 1,700 weapons, registered more than 750 weapons and found 35 weapons caches in support of Operation Together Forward. The combined forces have also removed more than 195,841 cubic meters of trash from the streets of Baghdad.
A U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle aircraft, top, from the 12th Fighter Squadron, Elmendorf Air Force Base, intercepts a Russian Tu-95 Bear bomber Sept. 28, 2006, during a Russian military exercise near the western coast of Alaska. The North American Aerospace Defense Command launched three pairs of fighters to detect, intercept, and identify the aircraft during a planned response to the exercise. DoD photo courtesy of U.S. Air Force. (Released)
Faces of Islam the Death Cult
Tabari VIII:182 “Allah had enabled Muhammad to take the persons of the Quraysh by force, giving him power over them so they were his booty. Their lives were now his spoil.”
Qur’an 4:90 “For those who join a group between you and whom there is a treaty, or those who become weary of fighting you, had Allah had willed, He could have given them power over you, and they would have fought you. Therefore if they withdraw and wage not war, and send you guarantees of peace, then Allah has not given you a way to war against them.” [The purpose of terror is to cause people to become so “weary of fighting” they surrender.]
Qur’an 72:15 “The disbelievers are the firewood of hell.”
Tabari VIII:130 “The Messenger said, ‘Two religions cannot coexist in the Arabian Peninsula.’ Umar investigated the matter, then sent to the Jews, saying: ‘Allah has given permission for you to be expelled.”
Ishaq:580 “Our strong warriors obey his orders to the letter. By us Allah’s religion is undeniably strong. You would think when our horses gallop with bits in their mouths that the sounds of demons are among them. The day we trod down the unbelievers there was no deviation or turning from the Apostle’s order. During the battle the people heard our exhortations to fight and the smashing of skulls by swords that sent heads flying. We severed necks with a warrior’s blow. Often we have left the slain cut to pieces and a widow crying alas over her mutilated husband. ’Tis Allah, not man we seek to please.”
Wild Thing's comment....
Islam is the only 'religion' which has the death penalty for converting out of the faith. Islam turns their children into new generations of hateful psychopaths.
Russia Legally Free To Deliver Nuclear Fuel To Iran - official
Russia is legally free to deliver nuclear fuel to Iran - official
WASHINGTON, October 4 (Itar-Tass) – As for to day Russia “has no Iegal obstacles to deliver nuclear fuel to Iran,” Nikolai Spassky, deputy head of the Russian Rosatom nuclear agency told reporters on Tuesday.
“We normally work in the framework of international law which is international agreements signed by Russia and resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Spassky said noting that today there are no such resolutions limiting nuclear fuel deliveries to Iran.
However if the United States adopts a law limiting partnership relations with countries cooperating with Iran and if this law affects relations between the two countries in the sphere of nuclear energy “we would revise the situation and react to it,” Spassky said.
The official stressed that in cooperation with Iran “Russia strictly observes al the resolutions by the UN and the IAEA.” He said that Russia would deliver nuclear fuel to Iran before the Bushehr nuclear power plant is launched late in 2007 but only “if Iran signs an agreement on the return of spent nuclear fuel.”
“If by the end of 2007 there are no international norms prohibiting us to deliver nuclear fuel to Iran we will do it,” Spassky said.
Wild Thing's comment....
Thanks Putin, I'm sure the Islam freakazoids won't bomb your infidel asses as well when they decide to usher the 12th Iman out of its well. I am not surprised just had hoped for this not to happen.
October 03, 2006
Mohammed Salah Trial of His Giving $$ To Terror Groups
Terrorism trial of Chicago-area Hamas supporter opens in October
The criminal trial of Mohammed Salah is scheduled to begin Oct. 16. It is perhaps the most significant criminal terrorism case there has been against a U.S. citizen not affiliated with al-Qaeda. Local, national and international media have been covering the extended pre-trial deliberations and rulings. This drama, playing out in a Chicago courtroom, will resonate far and wide, with important implications for America’s war on terrorism, especially the efforts to stop the flow of financial support from the U.S. to terror groups.
Salah, 53, was born in the West Bank and moved to the U.S. in 1971. A resident of the Chicago suburb of Bridgeview, Salah traveled to Israel and the West Bank in 1993. His ties to the terrorist group Hamas had been under suspicion for some time and, shortly after his arrest at an Israeli checkpoint, $97,000 in cash was found in his hotel room, allegedly to be delivered to Hamas.
While in custody, Salah wrote a lengthy document–he incorrectly thought it was to be read only by his fellow Palestinian inmates–acknowledging his role in financially supporting Hamas. Salah pled guilty in an Israeli military court and served five-years.
Salah returned to Bridgeview in 1998 and was given a hero’s welcome by his friends, family and supporters. Shortly afterward, Salah was designated by the U.S. government as a “Specially Designated Terrorist." As a result, his assets were frozen and he was prohibited from taking a job or engaging in financial transactions. Less than a year later the Quranic Literacy Institute (QLI), located in Oak Lawn, Ill., which employed Salah for some time, had its assets frozen as well.
For almost a decade Salah taught computers at Olive Harvey College on Chicago's South Side and was a substitute teacher at a Chicago Public School. But then an investigative report by ABC-TV News revealed this illegal employment, leading to his being fired.
In late 2004 Salah, QLI , the Islamic Association for Palestine, and the Holy Land Foundation were found liable in a civil proceeding and ordered to pay $156 million in damages to the family of David Boim, a 17-year-old American killed by Hamas in 1997. Steve Landes and Rick Hoffman of the Wildman Harrold law firm represented the Boims in that case and are serving as pro-bono consultants to the JCRC’s project of monitoring and exposing the Chicago connection to international terrorism.
In the upcoming criminal trial, Salah and two other defendants are accused of a 15-year racketeering conspiracy that funded Hamas.
A watershed moment during the pre-trial hearings had presiding U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve hearing testimony in a closed courtroom from Israeli Shin Bet officials. St. Eve ruled that Salah’s 1993 confession to the Shin Bet was admissible in court. The defense unsuccessfully claimed that Salah’s confession was made under inhumane conditions and that he was subject to torture. St. Eve rejected the defense’s claims as the prosecution argued that Salah’s confessions were made voluntarily.
Beyond the stakes involved in the trial itself, of special interest to the Jewish community is the tactic of Salah’s lawyers to politicize the case in the media and in the courtroom. Their arguments are more a laundry list of familiar allegations against Israel and its treatment of Palestinians and of the special U.S.-Israel relationship than they are an application of U.S. law on behalf of Salah.
This approach was behind several defense motions, including a rejected request to delay the trial’s start because of the supposed impact the conflict between Israel and Lebanon this summer had on the defense’s ability to prepare.
JUF’s Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) Chair Alan Solow said:
“This trial also represents a milestone in the JCRC’s 12-year-old ‘Chicago Connection to International Terrorism’ project. Years after Salah’s assets were frozen it seemed like neither he nor the local ‘charities’ reportedly linked to Hamas and al-Qaeda would ever face the legal implications of their actions. Still, JCRC stayed ‘on the case,’ continuing to monitor and expose this troubling phenomenon. Today, almost eight years after Salah’s assets were frozen and five years after the assets of the Chicago-area groups Benevolence International Foundation, Global Relief Foundation, and the Holy Land Foundation were frozen, important information and legal repercussions will emerge from this Chicago courtroom."
Wild Thing's comment.....
Mohammed Salah is one more reason to simply ban Muslim immigration to the US and treat Islam as a dangerous. And once again our enemy CAIR-Chicago was present for a Public Truth Hearing on behalf of Muhammad Salah.
Just DAMN what the heck is happening in this world. How can something like CAIR exist? Why don't people 'get it' when it comes to what Islam is about and their goals?
Trap Shooting Anyone?
Wild Thing's comment....
Years ago I went trap shooting, it was fun. This little video is funny and a slightly different kind of trap shooting then I have ever done. heh heh
Thank you John 5 (VN69/70) for this video!
It's Called Accountability ~ Something Foreign To Dems
Wild Thing's comment.........
Until this post I have not written about Congressman Mark Foley. Not because I do not care, but because my anger was so strong I wanted time to collect my thoughts about this.
So this Mark Foley has shown us many things.
He felt safe in his position of somewhat power to be able to think he could get away with his actions. The lives of the young people involved, the representation of our countries citizens and our country was a mere second and third to the duty of one of the leaders of this country.
Foley’s actions are beyond sick to say the least they are demented. But this is bigger then what he did. It should be of concern to every American how our leaders behave, what did they know, and what did they do with their knowledge to show us they are responsible people.
Clinton, yes I am going to go there. He was defended time, and time again by his political party, which can never put character and responsibility above the ticket. We Republican’s were attacked, verbally threatened and slandered for standing up for what was right when Clinton did his wrongs. Over and over we would point out it was more then politics, but Democrats could not handle the truth and kept their heads in the sand sucking up air from deep within our earth. And the same with Barney Franks.
It is not complicated actually. No it is not political nor should it be. But once again the Democrats make it so!!!
The silence of the Democrats during the Clinton regime protecting and defending his many crimes was deafening. Ted Kennedy causes the death of a woman and makes a small apology and continues to sit in leadership. As I mentioned early, Barney Frank's activities almost laughed off by the Democrats. Their screams now about Foley show us once again how hypocritical they are with every fiber of their being.
As a Republican I was upset, angry and offended by all the things these men have done. But I was also upset about Nixon and now Foley. But then I am not a Democrat and I hold my leaders to the same standard I hold myself, to be accountable for my actions.
It shouldn’t be political but there are two very obvious things that stand out in this vile thing that has happened. Foley is a low life pervert and Democrats show the world once again their hypocrisy. And that accountability ONLY matters to them when it is a Republican and not a Democrat.
Here is an article about Foley you might like to read. Thank you Jack Hamilton for sending it to me.
Who protected the pervert congressman?
By Cliff Kincaid
Just a snipet….
“Rep. Barney Frank had a homosexual lover, selected from a “hot bottom” ad that ran in the Washington (Gay) Blade newspaper, who operated a prostitution ring out of the congressman’s apartment. Though he was reprimanded by the House, Frank is still a prominent member of Congress and held in high regard by fellow Democrats.”
And this is another excellent article. Thank you Jack of Conservative Insurgent for sending this one to me.
Pardon me, but I smell something very peculiar in the way we have learned of the disgrace of Rep. Mark Foley.
The email scandal which led to the resignation of the Republican Congressman is reverberating throughout the capital and the nation, as Democrats attempt to capitalize on bad news for Republicans.
October 02, 2006
I Can't Stand This Jerk Musharraf !
Pakistan's president has warned the West would be "brought to its knees" without his country's co-operation in the so-called war on terror.
"If we were not with you, you won't manage anything," said President Pervez Musharraf in a BBC Radio 4 interview.
He said the Taleban, not al-Qaeda, was now the focus of the struggle against militancy in the region.
"The greatest danger today is if the Taleban movement gets converted into a people's movement," he warned.
Earlier this week Tony Blair assured Gen Musharraf a leaked paper condemning Pakistan's intelligence service did not reflect his government's view.
In the leaked report, a naval commander at the Ministry of Defence (MoD) claimed Pakistan's intelligence service, ISI, had indirectly helped the Taleban and al-Qaeda.
In the BBC interview Mr Musharraf rejected these claims and said ISI's support was vital.
You'll be brought down to your knees if Pakistan doesn't co-operate with you. That is all that I would like to say. Pakistan is the main ally. If we were not with you, you won't manage anything," he said.
"Let that be clear. And if ISI is not with you, you will fail."
He also claims the US and Britain had a historic debt to pay as Pakistan had helped "win the Cold War" for the West.
His comments develop arguments he has made over the past few days at meetings with US President George W Bush and Tony Blair and a speech given in Oxford.
Gen Musharraf said the Pakistani government's aim in the country's tribal border areas was to "wean the people away" from supporting the Taleban, pointing out that while al-Qaeda was mainly comprised of "foreigners", the Taleban's support was more locally based.
He denied the suggestion that the tribal elders with whom the government has forged a recent agreement are a front for the Taleban.
He said the tribal elders were the "only way" to establish support from the local population: "The army cannot get them on our side".
After two hours of talks on Thursday Downing Street said Gen Musharraf had accepted Mr Blair's reassurances.
Wild Thing's comments.....
This Musharraf is a piece of work! He has a lot of nerve to say the things he has said. NEVER trust these people!
Pakistan is lost to us as an ally. They have ceeded ALL their Taliban/Al Qaeda infested territories to the terrorists as of last week. Pakistan CANNOT control the terrorists in their midst and Musharraf is on borrowed time.
I do not trust Musharraf or Pakistan.
This Pakistani dictator is playing Bush for a fool. After the 911 attack he played wargames to determine whether he could stand against us. He wisely thought that that would be suicidal and decided to pretend to be a great ally while at the same time refusing to take action against the radical islamics in his country.
He has thwarted every effort to kill or capture Osama Bin Ladin and continues to this day to aid the Taliban and Al Qaeda. I believe the so called assassination attempts against him in Pakistan are manufactured. He is playing the US like a fiddle. He will continue his duplicity as long as we allow him to do so.
A ceramic bobblehead doll of the Prophet Muhammed - created to resemble the infamous caricature published by a Danish newspaper - is being hawked online for $22.99 a pop by an ex-Marine.
The unapologetic creator, Timothy Ames, 28, said the bobblehead is similar to "dashboard Jesus" figurines that can be stuck with adhesive to flat surfaces.
"I thought, 'If they flipped out over some cartoons what will they do with a dashboard Muhammed?'" Ames said from his home in Hawaii.
But Islamic experts are not amused, saying the bobbleheads could anger Muslims, whose religion strictly prohibits depictions of the prophet.
"No depiction of the prophet, even if it is positive, should be made ever - and certainly not one as ridiculous as the bobblehead Muhammed," said Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, an assistant professor at New York University. "I don't think it's about freedom of speech. This is the freedom to insult, which he shouldn't be doing."
Ames said several hundred people have purchased the dolls online, and he has paid a Chinese manufacturer to create 1,000 more. "I just think it's funny," he said.
Violent protests erupted last winter across the Muslim world after a Danish newspaper published cartoons lampooning the Prophet Muhammed as a suicide bomber. Many European papers reprinted the cartoons.
"People who get p----d off about this, they're going to get p----d off regardless," Ames.
Wild Thing's comment........
Linda sent the link about this to me early Sunday morning and I just had to show it to you.
Yes, I ordered one! LOL
If Americans have to tolerate burning our flag on American campuses, then the islam-o-nuts have to tolerate a bobble head doll. I will find some place for it. Maybe on the front of my bicycle. heh heh Or at least some place in my office. hahaha
Let this silly little bobblehead drive the Muslims further into their insanity.
They do their protests anyway, burn our Flag, laugh while they watch 9-11 happening and do their beheadings like it is a National sport of their death cult.
Muslim ...Tariq Ramadan Whines To Come Here To Bash US
I have just taken parts of what this Muslim has written........
Why I'm Banned in the USA
By Tariq Ramadan
Sunday, October 1, 2006
For more than two years now, the U.S. government has barred me from entering the United States to pursue an academic career. The reasons have changed over time, and have evolved from defamatory to absurd, but the effect has remained the same: I've been kept out.
First, I was told that I could not enter the country because I had endorsed terrorism and violated the USA Patriot Act. It took a lawsuit for the government eventually to abandon this baseless accusation. Later, I reapplied for a visa, twice, only to hear nothing for more than a year. Finally, just 10 days ago, after a federal judge forced the State Department to reconsider my application, U.S. authorities offered a new rationale for turning me away: Between 1998 and 2002, I had contributed small sums of money to a French charity supporting humanitarian work in the Palestinian territories.
I am increasingly convinced that the Bush administration has barred me for a much simpler reason: It doesn't care for my political views. In recent years, I have publicly criticized U.S. policy in the Middle East, the war in Iraq, the use of torture, secret CIA prisons and other government actions that undermine fundamental civil liberties.
My experience reveals how U.S. authorities seek to suppress dissenting voices and -- by excluding people such as me from their country -- manipulate political debate in America. Unfortunately, the U.S. government's paranoia has evolved far beyond a fear of particular individuals and taken on a much more insidious form: the fear of ideas.
In January 2004, I was offered a job at the University of Notre Dame, as a professor of Islamic studies and as Luce professor of religion, conflict and peace-building. I accepted the tenured position enthusiastically and looked forward to joining the academic community in the United States. After the government granted me a work visa, I rented a home in South Bend, Ind., enrolled my children in school there and shipped all of my household belongings. Then, in July, the government notified me that my visa had been revoked. It did not offer a specific explanation, but pointed to a provision of the Patriot Act that applies to people who have "endorsed or espoused" terrorist activity.
And, before 2004, I had visited the United States frequently to lecture, attend conferences and meet with other scholars. I had been an invited speaker at conferences or lectures sponsored by Harvard University, Stanford, Princeton and the William Jefferson Clinton Presidential Foundation. None of these institutions seemed to consider me a threat to national security.
Finally, in January, the American Civil Liberties Union, the American Academy of Religion, the American Association of University Professors and PEN American Center filed a lawsuit on my behalf, challenging the government's actions.
On Sept. 21, the long-awaited explanation arrived. The letter from the U.S. Embassy informed me that my visa application had been denied, and it put an end to the rumors that had circulated since my original visa was revoked. The department cited my donation of $940 to two humanitarian organizations (a French group and its Swiss chapter) serving the Palestinian people.
In its letter, the U.S. Embassy claims that I "reasonably should have known" that the charities in question provided money to Hamas. But my donations were made between December 1998 and July 2002, and the United States did not blacklist the charities until 2003.
Complete Article HERE
Wild Thing's comment.....
Tariq Ramadan I don't give a rats butt how you think you should be allowed in this country. Your purpose in life is NO good, your agenda stinks and is meant to do harm to my country. You want to come here, eat here, sleep here, breath our air here and then spew your disproval for how we defend ourselves, our country and our Fredom.
You do not have a right to come here, and the ones who are here should be sent home. I cannot believe how you Muslims whine when held accountable. This tells me we are doing something right.
What the hell kind of person goes to another land and does what YOU want to do. You are NUTS and evil! I pray I never ever hear you made it back into our country! We have enough traitors and those committing treason here already. We are on overload as it is! Burn in hell Tariq Ramadan!
Now where is my little violin with the sad gypsy sheet music?
And look at this......very interesting info from Daniel Pipes
* He has praised the brutal Islamist policies of the Sudanese politician Hassan Al-Turabi. Mr. Turabi in turn called Mr. Ramadan the "future of Islam."
* Mr. Ramadan was banned from entering France in 1996 on suspicion of having links with an Algerian Islamist who had recently initiated a terrorist campaign in Paris.
* Ahmed Brahim, an Algerian indicted for Al-Qaeda activities, had "routine contacts" with Mr. Ramadan, according to a Spanish judge (Baltasar Garzón) in 1999.
* Djamel Beghal, leader of a group accused of planning to attack the American embassy in Paris, stated in his 2001 trial that he had studied with Mr. Ramadan.
* Along with nearly all Islamists, Mr. Ramadan has denied that there is "any certain proof" that Bin Laden was behind 9/11.
* He publicly refers to the Islamist atrocities of 9/11, Bali, and Madrid as "interventions," minimizing them to the point of near-endorsement.
And here are other reasons, dug up by Jean-Charles Brisard, a former French intelligence officer doing work for some of the 9/11 families, as reported in Le Parisien:
* Intelligence agencies suspect that Mr. Ramadan (along with his brother Hani) coordinated a meeting at the Hôtel Penta in Geneva for Ayman al-Zawahiri, deputy head of Al-Qaeda, and Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind sheikh, now in a Minnesota prison.
* Mr. Ramadan's address appears in a register of Al Taqwa Bank, an organization the State Department accuses of supporting Islamist terrorism."
From looking around the web, I would say that this Mr. Ramadan is not telling the entire truth about his terrorist associations. I certainly don't think he has any reason to be running around these United States; certainly his "scholarship" is not any reason to allow him here.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 17, 2006 – Jean-Charles Brisard of The Terror Finance Blog (http://terrorfinance.org) has exposed new evidence that Tariq Ramadan has links to terrorist entities and has endorsed terror activities in his writings and statements. Some of Ramadan’s associates have been convicted of direct involvement in terror plots or have made statements directly in support of al Qaeda-affliated groups engaged in attacks on U.S. targets. This information provides the U.S. sufficient evidence to deny Ramadan a U.S. visa.
VERY informative in the rest of the a PRWEB article as well.
October 01, 2006
Al Jazeera network Parody Death To America
Mad TV - Death to America (Parody of Al Jazeera network)
* Thank you Billy of Billy O'Blog for the Video
Memo To Terrorists ~ Wave Bye Bye
U.S. F-16s getting new HARM target pods
TUCSON, Sept. 28 (UPI)
The U.S. Air Force is getting a new targeting pod for HARM anti-radar missiles launched from the F-16 fighter jet.
The Air Force has taken delivery of the first R7 HARM Targeting System (HTS) that will eventually be retrofitted to the entire U.S. force of F-16s, Raytheon announced Thursday in Tucson.
HARM (High-Speed Anti-radiation Missile) is designed to take out enemy anti-aircraft radars, and the targeting pod is what the pilot uses to identify and target the ground-based emitter.
What makes the R7 unique is the new tactical targeting technology that allows multiple aircraft to team up in determining the exact location of the target radar. The new capability also allows the use of precision-guided bombs and the sharing of targeting data with other military units.
UN Peacekeepers Not So Scary
Two Indian soldiers, members of the UNIFIL force in southern Lebanon, stand guard just across the border from Kibbutz Manara.
Wild Thing's comment......
Look not a weapon in sight...the Hezbos must be quaking in their boots at the sight of these patsies. Do they have helmets on under those turbans?
The Socialists Say 9-11 Was A Conspiracy
9-11 Was a Conspiracy ( NOT)