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November 30, 2006

Backstabber Colin Powell Talking Points The Carter and Gore Way

US should open up to Arabs, Muslims: Powell

Dubai, November 30, 2006
Hindustan Times

Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Wednesday that President George W Bush could fight terrorism better by reaching out to Arabs and Muslims.

"We are conveying a bad message, that America does not welcome you, particularly Arabs and Muslims," Powell told a business forum in the United Arab Emirates.
"The greatest weapon against terrorism for America is to open up for the rest of the world."

Arabs and Muslims have criticised US policies as biased towards Israel.

Tensions escalated after US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a backlash against Muslims and Arabs in the United States after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The 19 Al-Qaeda hijackers who attacked US cities in 2001 were Arab Muslims, mainly from Saudi Arabia.

"I hope President Bush and Secretary (of State Condoleezza) Rice would double the effort to bring stability to this part of the world (Middle East)," he added.

Powell said the number of Arabs and Muslims who visit the US has dropped since the attacks and reflected negatively on educational institutions and leisure destinations.

Arabs and Muslims complain of heavy security searches in US airports and denial of access to the country. Many Arab students, mainly from Gulf Arab states, left the United States after the attacks due to fear of discrimination.

"This is bad, not good for America," said Powell.
"When students come to America for a couple of years they will understand Americans more. This is a great weapon against terrorism... not the use of the military."

Wild Thing's comment......

OK first I have to tell you I have NEVER been a fan of Colin Powell. He is a true left thinker and that just drives me over the edge. haha I mean it I don't trust him or like him. Islam does not support America in any way, and it is subversive.

"When students come to America for a couple of years they will understand Americans more."

Oh let's see Powell you mean like how to fly airplanes into buildings ...

I expect him to be an AMERICAN with AMERICAN interests at heart. Perhaps just a bit too much to expect from this fraud and RINO. People like him are the problem, not the soloution. Disgraceful. He should be ashamed, but apparently he does not have the grace to be ashamed.

Hey Powell, don't you think we have an open enough country for Muslims? There are mosques in almost every city, aren't there?

If you want to "open up" more to Muslims, how about inviting Al-Qaeda members to your home, of course, after you've eliminated all means of self-defense for you and your family.

Mr. Powell, why aren't you responding?

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 PM | Comments (5)

Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq

Gen. Michael V. Hayden, left, director of the C.I.A., and Gen. Michael D. Maples, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testifying earlier this month before the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Hezbollah Said to Help Shiite Army in Iraq

A senior American intelligence official said Monday that the Iranian-backed group Hezbollah had been training members of the Mahdi Army, the Iraqi Shiite militia led by Moktada al-Sadr.

The official said that 1,000 to 2,000 fighters from the Mahdi Army and other Shiite militias had been trained by Hezbollah in Lebanon. A small number of Hezbollah operatives have also visited Iraq to help with training, the official said.

Iran has facilitated the link between Hezbollah and the Shiite militias in Iraq, the official said. Syrian officials have also cooperated, though there is debate about whether it has the blessing of the senior leaders in Syria.

The intelligence official spoke on condition of anonymity under rules set by his agency, and discussed Iran’s role in response to questions from a reporter.

The interview occurred at a time of intense debate over whether the United States should enlist Iran’s help in stabilizing Iraq. The Iraq Study Group, directed by James A. Baker III, a former Republican secretary of state, and Lee H. Hamilton, a former Democratic lawmaker, is expected to call for direct talks with Tehran.

The claim about Hezbollah’s role in training Shiite militias could strengthen the hand of those in the Bush administration who oppose a major new diplomatic involvement with Iran.

The new American account is consistent with a claim made in Iraq this summer by a mid-level Mahdi commander, who said his militia had sent 300 fighters to Lebanon, ostensibly to fight alongside Hezbollah.

“They are the best-trained fighters in the Mahdi Army,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The specific assertions about Iran’s role went beyond those made publicly by senior American officials, though Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, did tell Congress this month that “the Iranian hand is stoking violence” in Iraq.
The American intelligence on Hezbollah was based on human sources, electronic means and interviews with detainees captured in Iraq.

American officials say the Iranians have also provided direct support to Shiite militias in Iraq, including explosives and trigger devices for roadside bombs, and training for several thousand fighters, mostly in Iran. The training is carried out by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security, they say.

In Congressional testimony this month, General Hayden said he was initially skeptical of reports of Iran’s role but changed his mind after reviewing intelligence reports.

“I’ll admit personally,” he said at one point in the hearing, “that I have come late to this conclusion, but I have all the zeal of a convert as to the ill effect that the Iranians are having on the situation in Iraq.”

Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples, the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, offered a similar assessment in his testimony.

Neither General Hayden nor General Maples described Hezbollah’s role during the hearing.

In the interview on Monday, the senior intelligence official was asked for further details about the purported Iranian role.

“They have been a link to Lebanese Hezbollah and have helped facilitate Hezbollah training inside of Iraq, but more importantly Jaish al-Mahdi members going to Lebanon,” the official said, describing Iran’s role and using the Arabic name for the Mahdi Army.

The official said the Hezbollah training had been conducted with the knowledge of Mr. Sadr, the most influential Shiite cleric.

While Iran wants a stable Iraq, the official said, it sees an advantage in “managed instability in the near term” to bog down the American military and defeat the Bush administration’s objectives in the region.

“There seems to have been a strategic decision taken sometime over late winter or early spring by Damascus, Tehran, along with their partners in Lebanese Hezbollah, to provide more support to Sadr to increase pressure on the U.S.,” the American intelligence official said.

Some Middle East experts were skeptical about the assessment of Hezbollah’s training role.

“That sound to me a little bit strained,” said Flynt Leverett, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation and a Middle East expert formerly on the National Security Council staff. “I have a hard time thinking it is a really significant piece of what we are seeing play out on the ground with the various Shiite militia forces.”

But other specialists found the assessment plausible. “I think it is plausible because Hezbollah is the best in the business, and it enhances their position with Iran, Syria and Iraq,” said Judith Kipper, of the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Mahdi Army and other militia fighters traveled to Lebanon in groups of 15 and 20 and some were present during the fighting between Hezbollah and Israel this summer, though there was no indication they had taken part in the fighting, the American intelligence official said.

Asked what the militia members had learned, the official replied:

“Weapons, bomb-making, intelligence, assassinations, the gambit of skill sets.”

There is intelligence that indicates that Iran shipped machine tools to Lebanon that could be used to make “shaped charges,” sophisticated explosive devices designed to penetrate armor, American officials have said. But it is not known how the equipment was in fact used.

The officials said that because the Iraqi militia members went through Syrian territory, at least some Syrian officials were complicit. There are also reports of meetings between Imad Mugniyah, a senior Hezbollah member; Ghassem Soleimani of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards; and Syrian representatives to discuss ways of stepping up the pressure on the United States in Iraq.

The mid-level Mahdi commander interviewed this summer said the group sent to Lebanon was called the Ali al-Hadi Brigade, named for one of two imams buried at the Askariya Mosque in Samarra. The bombing of that shrine in February unleashed the fury of Shiite militias and accelerated sectarian violence.

According to the Mahdi commander, the brigade was organized and dispatched by a senior Mahdi officer known as Abu Mujtaba. It went by bus to Syria in July, and was then led across the border into Lebanon, he said. He said the fighters were from Diwaniya and Basra, as well as from the Shiite neighborhoods of Shoala and Sadr City in Baghdad.

“They travel as normal people from Iraq to Syria,” one of the militiamen said. “Once they get to Syria, fighters in Syria take them in.”

Among American officials, concern over the purported Iranian, Syrian or Hezbollah role grew recently when an advanced antitank weapon, an RPG-29, was used against an American M-1 tank in Iraq.

“The first time we saw it was not in Iraq,” Gen. John P. Abizaid, the head of the United States Central Command, told reporters in September. “We saw it in Lebanon. So to me, No. 1, it indicates an Iranian connection.”

American intelligence officials said the source of the weapon was still unclear.

General Abizaid also said it was hard to pin down some details of relationships between armed factions in the Middle East, adding:

“There are clearly links between Hezbollah training people in Iran to operate in Lebanon and also training people in Iran that are Shia splinter groups that could operate against us in Iraq These linkages exist, but it is very, very hard to pin down with precision.”

Wild Thing's comment.......

I really DIDN"T need another reason to whack Sadr, but maybe the US government does.

Our leaders have either not read Carl von Clausewitz or they have forgotten what he wrote in his treatise ON WAR.

Book 1

3. Utmost use of force.

Now, philanthropists may easily imagine there is a skillful method of disarming and overcoming an enemy without causing great bloodshed, and that this is the proper tendency of the art of War. However plausible this may appear, still it is an error which must be extirpated; for in such dangerous things as war, the errors which proceed from a spirit of benevolence are just the worst. As the use of physical power to the utmost extent by no means excludes the co-operation of the intelligence, it follows that he who uses force unsparingly, without reference to the quantity of bloodshed, must obtain a superiority if his adversary does not act likewise. By such means the former dictates the law to the latter, and both proceed to extremities, to which the only limitations are those imposed by the amount of counteracting force on each side.
This is the way in which the matter must be viewed; and it is to no purpose, and even acting against one's own interest, to turn away from the consideration of the real nature of the affair, because the coarseness of its elements excites repugnance.

We can't afford to blink...neither in the Middle East or in North Korea. If nuclear weapons are unacceptable in Iran and NK and our government makes a statement to that effect then I expect our elected officials to be on the same page as we the people regarding the term "unacceptable". I am not convinced that is the fact.

The short version?

We need to cut to the chase. No don't go in and kill the bad guys and leave.

Exterminate every last damned one of them and leave a blackened poisoned landscape then tell the rest of those flea bitten camel jocks that if you so much as Whimper something in protest, we'll do precisely the same thing to you. I'm just fed up seeing us trying to fight against these people with one hand tied behind our backs because our "Leaders" (and I use that term loosely), are too freakin worried about offending the sensibilities of those maggots in the world who want to kill us.

No Nation will survive that does not deal with it's enemies quickly and decisively.

I have never been in the military, so my comments on this are just from a girl that comes from a heavy military background, that loves America and respects our military.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (8)

Al-Sadr Loyalists Boycott Iraq Government

Nusrat al-Rubaie, loyalist to Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a message following the meeting in Sadr City district of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2006. Lawmakers and Cabinet ministers loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have suspended participation in parliament and the government to protest Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's summit with U.S. President George W. Bush. Poster in the background shows Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, Muqtada's late father. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)


Lawmakers and cabinet ministers loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr have suspended participation in parliament and the government to protest Prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's summit with U.S. President George W. Bush.

A statement issued Wednesday by the 30 lawmakers and five Cabinet ministers said their action was necessary because the meeting constituted a "provocation to the feelings of the Iraqi people and a violation of their constitutional rights." The statement did not explain that claim.

Suspected insurgents attacked the police headquarters in downtown Baqouba, sparking a clash with police that left five of the attackers dead, police said on condition of anonymity, as they regularly do to protect themselves.

Coalition forces backed by U.S. aircraft also killed eight al-Qaida in Iraq insurgents during a raid near the city the U.S. military said.

The early morning attack was aimed at detaining Iraqis who were running a known cell of insurgents, the U.S. command said. The soldiers called in air support after coming under heavy fire from rifles and machine guns, the command said.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:48 AM

Something That Makes Me Say WTF?!

Bush Seeks to Ease Visa Requirement

Washington Times

TALLINN, Estonia -- President Bush said yesterday he will push Congress for a "loosening" of requirements for foreigners to visit the United States without a visa, pitting him against those who have called for the program instead to be tightened or even scrapped altogether after September 11.

The Visa Waiver Program allows visitors with valid passports from 27 approved countries to enter the United States for up to 90 days without a visa. That makes tourism and business travel easier by eliminating the need for a visa, though such travelers can avoid a security screening.

After meeting with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves in Tallinn, Mr. Bush said he will press Congress to revamp the program to allow more countries to join.

"I'm going to work with our Congress and our international partners to modify our Visa Waiver Program," Mr. Bush said. "It's a way to make sure that nations like Estonia qualify more quickly for the program and, at the same time, strengthen the program's security components."

But the proposed expansion would run athwart concerns that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) cannot keep up with the 27 countries already approved, as the Government Accountability Office (GAO), Congress' investigative branch, found in a July report.

"DHS cannot effectively monitor the law enforcement and security risks posed by visa waiver countries on a consistent, ongoing basis because it has not provided [the Office of International Enforcement] with adequate staffing and resources," GAO investigators concluded, adding they also found "weaknesses" in how DHS talks with overseas posts working on visa issues.

European Union officials have complained that while U.S. nationals can visit any of the 25 EU member states without a visa, only 15 of these countries receive reciprocal privileges from the United States. Mr. Bush discussed the problem with EU officials at a July summit in Vienna, Austria.

Exclusion from the waiver program is a point of contention in former communist bloc countries such as Estonia, Poland and Hungary that have become staunch U.S. allies in the war on terrorism.

Mr. Bush said the economic and political progress those nations have made earns them the privilege of participating in the program.

"Both the [Estonian] president and the prime minister made this a important part of our discussions," he said. "They made it clear to me that if we're an ally in NATO, people ought to be able to come to our country in a much easier fashion."
Mr. Bush said he wanted to "assure members of Congress that in loosening the visa-waiver issue, or changing the visa-waiver issue, that we'll still be able to protect our country from people who would exploit the Visa Waiver Program to come to our country to do harm."

Wild Thing's comment......

This is very disturbing. Unless I'm missing something? I mean really am I missing something here???? I don't understand how anyone could go through 9-11 and not recognize the need for tighter borders...stricter control of those entering the country.

Whew wow.....well this is one of those things that make you sit back and say "WTF??"

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM | Comments (7)

November 29, 2006

Sharia Law Is Spreading As Authority Wanes in UK

Sharia law is spreading as authority wanes By Joshua Rozenberg, Legal Editor Last Updated: 2:03am GMT 29/11/2006 Telegraph

Islamic sharia law is gaining an increasing foothold in parts of Britain, a report claims.

Sharia, derived from several sources including the Koran, is applied to varying degrees in predominantly Muslim countries but it has no binding status in Britain.

However, the BBC Radio 4 programme Law in Action produced evidence yesterday that it was being used by some Muslims as an alternative to English criminal law. Aydarus Yusuf, 29, a youth worker from Somalia, recalled a stabbing case that was decided by an unofficial Somali "court" sitting in Woolwich, south-east London.

Mr Yusuf said a group of Somali youths were arrested on suspicion of stabbing another Somali teenager. The victim's family told the police it would be settled out of court and the suspects were released on bail.

A hearing was convened and elders ordered the assailants to compensate their victim. "All their uncles and their fathers were there," said Mr Yusuf. "So they all put something towards that and apologised for the wrongdoing."

Mr Yusuf told the programme he felt more bound by the traditional law of his birth than by the laws of his adopted country. "Us Somalis, wherever we are in the world, we have our own law," he said

In his book Islam in Britain, Patrick Sookhdeo, director of the Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, says there is an "alternative parallel unofficial legal system" that operates in the Muslim community on a voluntary basis.

"Sharia courts now operate in most larger cities, with different sectarian and ethnic groups operating their own courts that cater to their specific needs according to their traditions," he says. These are based on sharia councils, set up in Britain to help Muslims solve family and personal problems.

Sharia councils may grant divorces under religious law to a woman whose husband refuses to complete a civil divorce by declaring his marriage over. There is evidence that these councils are evolving into courts of arbitration.

Faizul Aqtab Siddiqi, a barrister and principal of Hijaz College Islamic University, near Nuneaton, Warwicks, said this type of court had advantages for Muslims.

"It operates on a low budget, it operates on very small timescales and the process and the laws of evidence are far more lenient and it's less awesome an environment than the English courts," he said.

Mr Siddiqi predicted that there would be a formal network of Muslim courts within a decade.

"I was speaking to a police officer who said we no longer have the bobby on the beat who will give somebody a slap on the wrist.

Wild Thing's comment......

I look at this kind of thing happening and it makes me even more concerned about our country. All they have to do is stand up to this garbage and say no. But they keep sipping the PC koolaid and repeat endlessly "our strength is our diversity" over and over. Liberals' PC-ness will get us all killed.

I would think that those who voluntarily submit themselves to this sharia court will exert pressure on their infidel associates to submit to it.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (8)

Pelosi 'sad' Over Bush's Iraq Representation

Pelosi 'sad' over Bush's Iraq representation


House Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said Tuesday she feels "sad" President Bush blamed insurgent violence on al Qaeda while he dismissed notions Iraq is in a civil war.

"My thoughts on the president's representations are well-known," Pelosi told reporters while meeting with Deputy Italian Minister Francesco Rutelli. "The 9/11 Commission dismissed that notion a long time ago and I feel sad that the president is resorting to it again."

Wild Thing's comment....

OMG good grief, how stupid can one person be. She is "sad"????

How about if we send Speaker-elect Pelosi on a nice Congressional junket to Al Anbar province, with no security, just by herself and see how she likes hanging out with the Al Qaeda that she is so sympathetic toward.

Or perhaps Nancy and al-Queda simply share the same sad understanding:

'Iraq al-Qaeda' welcomes defeat of Republicans in the US mid-term polls - BBC, November 10 2006

Al Qaeda gloats over U.S. election Washington Times, November 6 2006

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (6)

Bush Says U.S. Won't Withdraw From Iraq

Bush Says U.S. Won't Withdraw From Iraq

President Bush Says He Won't Pull U.S. Troops Out of Iraq Before Country Is Stabilized

ABC News International

RIGA, Latvia Nov 28, 2006 (AP)— President Bush, under pressure to change direction in Iraq, said Tuesday he will not be persuaded by any calls to withdraw American troops before the country is stabilized.

"There's one thing I'm not going to do, I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete," he said in a speech setting the stage for high-stakes meetings with the Iraqi prime minister later this week. "We can accept nothing less than victory for our children and our grandchildren."

A bipartisan panel on Iraq is finalizing recommendations on Iraq. The group led by former Secretary of State James Baker III and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, D-Ind., plan to present ideas to Bush next month.

The commissioners are expected to debate the feasibility of withdrawal timetables.

Recent U.S. elections added fuel to the argument from Democrats that U.S. soldiers need to come home. In Washington, incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that Bush must work with Democrats on stopping the violence in Iraq.

"We want to work in a bipartisan way to settle this," Pelosi said. "If the president persists on the course that he is on, that will be more difficult."

Bush has resisted troop withdrawals even while projecting the need for a different approach.

"We'll continue to be flexible and we'll make the changes necessary to succeed," the president said.

Bush pushed back against skeptics of his goal of spreading freedom across the Middle East. "I understand these doubts but I do not share them," the president said.

Bush has two days of meetings with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki later in the week.

Earlier Tuesday, Bush blamed the escalating bloodshed in Iraq on an al-Qaida plot to stoke cycles of sectarian revenge, and refused to debate whether the country has fallen into civil war.

Bush said he will ask al-Maliki to explain his plan for quelling the violence.

"The Maliki government is going to have to deal with that violence and we want to help them do so," the president said. "It's in our interest that we succeed."

Directly seeking help from Iran and Syria with Iraq, as part of new, aggressive diplomacy throughout the region, is expected to be among the recommendations of the Baker-Hamilton group.

But Bush repeated his administration's reluctance to talk with two nations it regards as pariah states working to destabilize the Middle East.

Far from reaching out to Iran and Syria, Bush also denounced them for trying to destabilize the fragile, Western-backed government in Lebanon.

"That government is being undermined, in my opinion, by extremist forces encouraged out of Syria and Iran," Bush said. "Why? Because a democracy will be a major defeat for those who articulate extremist points of view."

Meanwhile, a U.S. intelligence official said the Iranian-backed Hezbollah in Lebanon is believed to be training small groups of Iraqis affiliated with anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. As many as 2,000 fighters from Sadr's Mahdi army or his splinter militia may have been trained since the fall of Saddam Hussein. In addition, Hezbollah fighters have gone to Iraq to train Shiite fighters there.

Complete article is HERE.

Wild Thing's comment........

Yesterday's post "What Happened To Let's WIN".... had great comments. And I wanted to I thank you all for them so much, they were wonderful and right on target.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM | Comments (2)

November 28, 2006

What Happened To Let's WIN

No One Is Focusing on Winning in Iraq;
It's "Get Out, and Turn It Over to Our Enemies"
by Rush Limbaugh

RUSH: They continue to leak data from the upcoming Baker Report (it's being called): the Iraq Study Group. It's fascinating what's happening on this. Nobody any longer is talking about winning. Everybody is now talking about how to "get out." These leaks obviously are having their intended purpose. The intended purpose is to set the stage for when the real report comes out. The real report is probably going to exactly or equal what the leaks have been, and that is, we gotta get out of there, and we gotta let Syria and Iran go ahead and assume control over this and get their assistance with all this. Meanwhile, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is, once again now, saying that the United States, Israel, and the UK are doomed, that it's only a matter of time. Hugo Chavez in Venezuela says he's going to take us down. Nobody seems to notice or care.

It's amazing.

I left here on Tuesday, get back now, and not much has changed. The tenor of the news is still pretty much the same. I've got the requisite number of stories on what the Democrats are and aren't going to do, and how they're going to be liberal and not liberal, and how they're going to investigate and how they're not going to investigate. The pope is in Turkey. We have bombing threats, bomb attacks on Wal-Mart now, and there's probably an explanation for this, but everybody is all hepped up now about the situation in Iraq with the Baker report. Here's a little blurb on it from the Associated Press:

"The Bush administration is stepping up diplomatic efforts to stabilize Iraq, even as key congressional figures say their confidence in Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's government is waning." You know, I would love if the Baker report said: "Just put Saddam Hussein back in charge." I know there's a columnist in the LA Times, a guy who wrote the "Why I Hate Bush" column named Jonathan Chait. Do it, he says. Do it now. Yeah, he mass murders people, but the guy kept order. The guy knew how to keep order. Maybe that's the thing we should do. (Laughing.) It's getting so absurd that I wouldn't be surprised if somebody besides a columnist makes that suggestion. "The New York Times reported today that a draft report by the Iraq study group led by James Baker recommends aggressive regional diplomacy, including talks with Iran and Syria."

This is no different than what has been leaked on prior occasions. "Anonymous officials who have seen the draft report..." I wonder who they are. Could they be members of the commission, I wonder? By the way, Vernon Jordan is on the commission (I wonder what he thinks we ought to do about Iraq) and Sandra Day O'Connor, great Supreme Court justice, she's on the commission. I wonder what she thinks we ought to do about Iraq. Why are these people any better than anybody else on this commission? Ed Meese is on the commission. He makes a lot of sense, a lot of times, but Vernon Jordan is a rainmaker. Sandra Day O'Connor was a justice who doesn't think the judiciary should be criticized. The best and the brightest in these "blue ribbon" commissions, they get appointed -- and I'm looking at all this, and nowhere is anybody suggesting that we win it.

Nobody is! We could do the Limbaugh Plan. The Limbaugh Plan is win in Iraq and get out. The Limbaugh Plan would consist of many things which many say are impossible. Stop the politics. Have both parties line up for US victory. Of course, it's a pipe dream because the fact of the matter is, as I said. Have you heard all the calls over the weekend, "We've gotta send troops into Darfur!" That started before we left on Tuesday and that's there now. What the case is as I mentioned brilliantly to a caller last week, the left in this country will send our military anywhere where we do not have our own national interests at stake. They'll send 'em on Meals on Wheels programs. They'll send them to stop a bloody civil war in Africa.

They'll do it to feed people or what have you, but where our interests are at stake, no way! They're not going to send our troops and our military anywhere where our interests are at stake, because it's not fair, and they don't like the military being used. All of this is a setup. This whole policy on Iraq is a setup now to see to it that we don't have the guts or courage to deploy forces anywhere around the world the next time we need to defend ourselves. That's the danger that lurks behind all of this. With the kind of political leaders we're breeding, who's going to have the guts to do it if it's necessary to do anyway, given what no doubt will happen to him as has happened to George W. Bush?

Oh, by the way, "anonymous officials who have seen the report say it does not specify any timetables for the withdrawal of US troops in Iraq although the commissioners are expected to debate the feasibility of such timetables. Appearing Monday on Good Morning America, Jimmy..." I think we've got the audio of this at some point. I'm not sure I want to listen to it. Carter thinks that Bush "will take their advice as much as he possibly can. Senator Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, potential presidential contender," Ha-ha! Don't make me laugh, "in 2008 said, 'It's not too late for the United States to extricate itself honorably from an impending disaster in Iraq, and as for Bush some of the harshest criticism is coming from his own party, we have misunderstood we have misread we have mismanaged our honorable intentions in Iraq with an arrogant self-delusion reminiscent of Vietnam,' said Hagel."

Honorable intentions are not policies and plans. "Senator Dick Durban of Illinois, now the number two Senate Democrat called Iraq 'the worst US foreign policy decision since Vietnam.' He said Democrats do not have a quick answer, and any solution might be bipartisan." They don't have an answer? They don't? All of a sudden now they don't have an answer! Well, they did have an answer prior to the election! That was cut-and-run, redeploy, whatever. You know, redeploy is another one of these twisting and turning of words that just means quit, but it softens the message of cut-and-run or quit and leave. We'll "redeploy." We'll put our troops somewhere where there's really no need for them to be under the pretense if something really bad happens we can mobilize them quickly and get 'em back in there.

Let me try to explain it. The Iraq war, to the vast majority of people in this country, is no more than a 20-second or 30-second television show every night on the Nightly News -- and they're uncomfortable. They're fed up. They don't want to watch it anymore. "Just end it. Figure it out! Just end it, because I don't want to see it anymore." To them it's not about the country being threatened. It is not about a worldwide conflict in which we find ourselves. It's just something inconvenient. The American people don't want to be inconvenienced; they don't want to see that stuff. We got a story out there now: We've been in Iraq longer than we were in World War II. So what? When did World War II become the official timeline of wars? It doesn't matter. The objective doesn't matter. "However long it takes to win this," that's no longer the objective. Get out, because the American people don't want to see it anymore. They're going to continue to watch the news, and they don't want to see this. It's no more complicated than that.

CALLER: I was calling because, to be honest, I'm actually starting to get afraid of what's going to happen with the new direction we're going in, pulling out and speaking to the terrorist countries? It honestly makes me afraid.

RUSH: Be very afraid, sir.

CALLER: You know, I know people that died in the World Trade, and I really don't -- you know, I love my country, and I love all my fellow Americans, and for another tragic thing like that to happen again, I feel it's coming in the direction that we're going.

RUSH: Yeah. I think you're right. I think it's going to take at least one or more of those kind of events to get people revved up. They've forgotten about it because they want to forget about it and because you live in America you can forget about it because there are enough diversions, there's tranquility and there's peace for the most part. Everybody has their problems, but there's economic opportunity, economic performance. Why do we want to jeopardize all that with a war on terror when there hasn't been another attack here? Plus with the political divisions on this, the whole subject has become a sort of a negative for people. They don't even want to hear about it, much less support it.

RUSH: We went in there on the basis of intelligence reports there were weapons of mass destruction plus Saddam. Let's not refight that. Yeah, that's why we went.

RUSH: Well, look, the president built this stuff up for a year and a half, two years talking about this in speech after speech after speech, and he did often reference the horrors committed against the population of Iraq by Saddam Hussein. He talked about the rape rooms and the torture rooms and so forth, and the mass murders. You can't rewind life like a TiVo, but I look back on it. If we'd have just gone in there after the Gulf War, we had 500,000 troops over there. Do you people remember this? We had 500,000 troops just to kick the Iraqis out of Kuwait, and it took, what, three days? Then the highway to hell, the road to Baghdad was paved with so much death and mayhem and the pictures on the nightly newscasts were upsetting and so we stopped. If we'd gotten rid of Saddam back then, but you can't play the IFgame. I know where you're going with this.

You heard me say earlier today nobody is talking about winning, and you want to know what winning it is. At this stage of the game, I'm going to be accused of playing 20/20 hindsight, but it's not too late to change this. Our objective right now is establishing and building a government and a democracy. That's all fine and dandy, and it's all well and good.

But to me, the focus needs to be on achieving a military victory whatever it takes. If that means wiping out these leaders of the resistance and the insurgents, the terrorists wherever they are... The other day there was a story about some guy in Iraq who was disguised as a woman nursing a baby who was launching attacks against our troops. Wipe 'em out. This is war. If you have to blow up some buildings, blow 'em up. If you have to level some infrastructure, do it. Of course, we've really built the country up in a marvelous way, and nobody is reporting that very much. Anyway, that's military victory as it's always been defined.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I know it is long, but it is well worth the read.Yes I like Rush and listen to him as often as I can. I also think for myself and don't just follow lock step with what he says on every single topic. But when he is right on target he can be awesome. This transcript from Nov. 27th, 2006 is excellent and I wanted to share it with you.

Our troops are wiinning and the left can't stand it. They never can when they see positive things happening. But our troops also need to know they can fight this war in a military way and not in a PC way. Not with having to get permission for every shot fired, every building taken out. This is wrong in more then words can say. I beleive in supporting our military NOT in weakening it, attacking it and making it folllow some kind of mish mosh PC agenda bent on disabeling it at every turn.

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Iran Vows To Help Iraq With Security

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani gestures as he speaks with his Iranian counterpart Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Tehran

Washington Times

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran would do whatever it could to help provide security to Iraq amid warnings the country was on the brink of civil war.

Mr. Ahmadinejad made the pledge at the start of a visit to Iran by Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, whose trip was delayed for two days because of a curfew imposed after bombings Thursday that killed 202 persons in a Shi'ite Muslim stronghold. The curfew was lifted yesterday.

The United States is facing calls to engage Tehran in direct talks to help end the bloodshed, which U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said had pushed Iraq closer to civil war.

"The Iranian nation and government will definitely stand beside their brother, Iraq, and any help the government and nation of Iran can give to strengthen security in Iraq will be given," Mr. Ahmadinejad said, Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA) reported.

"We have no limitation for cooperation in any field," he said.

Mr. Ahmadinejad was speaking shortly after Mr. Talabani's arrival and just before the two presidents held formal talks. Mr. Talabani said he would discuss improving ties between the neighbors, which fought an eight-year war in the 1980s.

"In this trip, we will also talk about Iraq's security file because Iraq needs the comprehensive assistance of Iran to fight terrorism and create stability," ISNA quoted Mr. Talabani as saying.

Political analysts said Iran might try to use talks with Mr. Talabani to show off its influence to the United States and bolster its position ahead of any talks with its old enemy. They also said Iran's ability to stem the bloodshed was limited.

U.S. officials have said the violence is being spurred by Iran's backing for Shi'ite groups and its weapons exports. Iran dismisses the charges.

Mr. Annan, making a rare comment on the Iraq situation, said he thought the country was nearly in civil war -- something Iraqi and U.S. politicians have refused to say despite mounting deaths.

"Given the developments on the ground, unless something is done drastically and urgently to arrest the deteriorating situation, we could be there. In fact, we are almost there," Mr. Annan told reporters in response to a civil war question.
Earlier, King Abdullah II of Jordan, who will host a summit in Amman between Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and President Bush this week, said "something dramatic" must come out of it because Iraq was "beginning to spiral out of control."
The New York Times said a draft report to be debated by the Iraq Study Group, co-chaired by former Secretary of State James A. Baker III, would urge an aggressive regional diplomatic initiative to include direct talks with Iran and Syria.

The group's recommendations will be sent to the White House, which is considering a change in strategy in Iraq to allow the U.S. to start pulling out some of its 140,000 troops.

Britain, the United States' main ally in Iraq, said yesterday it hoped to withdraw thousands of troops by December 2007, while Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said the last Italian troops would leave next month.

But Poland appeared to push back the deadline for withdrawal of its 900 troops from Iraq, saying the force would leave by the end of 2007, not by mid-2007 as previously stated.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Oh sure send in the fox to "help" guard the henhouse. The word insane comes to mind.

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Keith Ellison and Koran

America, Not Keith Ellison, decides what book a congressman takes his oath on
By Dennis Prager
Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress, has announced that he will not take his oath of office on the Bible, but on the bible of Islam, the Koran.

He should not be allowed to do so -- not because of any American hostility to the Koran, but because the act undermines American civilization.

First, it is an act of hubris that perfectly exemplifies multiculturalist activism -- my culture trumps America's culture. What Ellison and his Muslim and leftist supporters are saying is that it is of no consequence what America holds as its holiest book; all that matters is what any individual holds to be his holiest book.

Forgive me, but America should not give a hoot what Keith Ellison's favorite book is. Insofar as a member of Congress taking an oath to serve America and uphold its values is concerned, America is interested in only one book, the Bible. If you are incapable of taking an oath on that book, don't serve in Congress. In your personal life, we will fight for your right to prefer any other book. We will even fight for your right to publish cartoons mocking our Bible. But, Mr. Ellison, America, not you, decides on what book its public servants take their oath.

Devotees of multiculturalism and political correctness who do not see how damaging to the fabric of American civilization it is to allow Ellison to choose his own book need only imagine a racist elected to Congress. Would they allow him to choose Hitler's "Mein Kampf," the Nazis' bible, for his oath? And if not, why not? On what grounds will those defending Ellison's right to choose his favorite book deny that same right to a racist who is elected to public office?

Of course, Ellison's defenders argue that Ellison is merely being honest; since he believes in the Koran and not in the Bible, he should be allowed, even encouraged, to put his hand on the book he believes in. But for all of American history, Jews elected to public office have taken their oath on the Bible, even though they do not believe in the New Testament, and the many secular elected officials have not believed in the Old Testament either. Yet those secular officials did not demand to take their oaths of office on, say, the collected works of Voltaire or on a volume of New York Times editorials, writings far more significant to some liberal members of Congress than the Bible. Nor has one Mormon official demanded to put his hand on the Book of Mormon. And it is hard to imagine a scientologist being allowed to take his oath of office on a copy of "Dianetics" by L. Ron Hubbard.

So why are we allowing Keith Ellison to do what no other member of Congress has ever done -- choose his own most revered book for his oath?

The answer is obvious -- Ellison is a Muslim. And whoever decides these matters, not to mention virtually every editorial page in America, is not going to offend a Muslim. In fact, many of these people argue it will be a good thing because Muslims around the world will see what an open society America is and how much Americans honor Muslims and the Koran.

This argument appeals to all those who believe that one of the greatest goals of America is to be loved by the world, and especially by Muslims because then fewer Muslims will hate us (and therefore fewer will bomb us).

But these naive people do not appreciate that America will not change the attitude of a single American-hating Muslim by allowing Ellison to substitute the Koran for the Bible. In fact, the opposite is more likely: Ellison's doing so will embolden Islamic extremists and make new ones, as Islamists, rightly or wrongly, see the first sign of the realization of their greatest goal -- the Islamicization of America.

When all elected officials take their oaths of office with their hands on the very same book, they all affirm that some unifying value system underlies American civilization. If Keith Ellison is allowed to change that, he will be doing more damage to the unity of America and to the value system that has formed this country than the terrorists of 9-11. It is hard to believe that this is the legacy most Muslim Americans want to bequeath to America. But if it is, it is not only Europe that is in trouble.

Wild Thing's comment......

OK, I have checked around the internet to see if there is an actual quote by Keith Ellison (aka Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison Muhammad) saying he will use the Koran and all I could find was an article saying that the Arab press is saying that is what he will do. So I will just say this, I was against Ellison from day one. He is part of the Islam agenda for America and no good thing will come from having him in any office. Hell I would rather send him packing right out of our wonderful country. Ellison is my enemy in every way!!

The write up by Prager is excellent nontheless, and perhaps saying something about it now, ahead of time will get the word out as to how vile this would be. I hope so!!

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Marine General Reinwald Interview about Guns

Marine Corps General Reinwald was interviewed on the radio the other day and you'll love his reply to the lady who interviewed him concerning guns and children.

You gotta love this!!!!

It is a portion of National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?

GENERAL REINWALD: We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?

GENERAL REINWALD: I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.

FEMALE INTERVIEWER: But you're equipping them to become violent killers.

GENERAL REINWALD: Well, Ma'am, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?

The radio went silent and the interview ended. You gotta love the Marines!

Wild Thing's comment......

I got this in my email from a Vietnam Vet I have known for many years and I thought it was a good one so I wanted to share it with you all.

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November 27, 2006

Rep. Rangel: Lack Of Options Makes Soldiers Enlist

"If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq."

Rep. Rangel: Lack Of Options Makes Soldiers Enlist

(CBS) NEW YORK Congressman Charles Rangel said most enlisted soldiers join the military because they do not have the "option of having a decent career."

Speaking with Fox News reporter Chris Wallace on Sunday, Representative Rangel voiced his belief that soldiers in America's armed forces join only for lack of a better choice.

He said:

"I want to make it abundantly clear: if there’s anyone who believes that these youngsters want to fight, as the Pentagon and some generals have said, you can just forget about it. No young, bright individual wants to fight just because of a bonus and just because of educational benefits."

Rangel also said of American soldiers:

"And most all of them come from communities of very, very high unemployment. If a young fella has an option of having a decent career or joining the army to fight in Iraq, you can bet your life that he would not be in Iraq."

The Congressman also continued to press for the return of the draft, saying:

"I have been advocating a draft ever since the President's been talking about war."
Last month Senator Kerry told students at Pasadena City College that, "you know, education, if you make the most of it, you study hard, you do your homework and you make an effort to be smart, you can do well. If you don't, you get stuck in Iraq."

His words were seen by Democrats and Republicans as demeaning to enlisted men and women, implying that they enlist because they do not "make an effort to be smart." However, the senator later apologized, calling his statement a "botched joke" on President Bush.

Wild Thing's comment........

Seperatted at birth Rangel and Kerry sure love to bash our fine mimlitary. Rangel is making no bones about the fact he knows so little, other than being racially ignorant and demeaning those in the military and the state of Mississippi.
Rangel and Kerry both are not worth the air they breath. Patriotism is a concept they do not understand.

I really wish the GOP would stand up and denounce idiots like Rangel point blank. Oh well. I guess being a eunuch is so much better. Funny how the only person who had the guts to call the Democrats out was another Democrat, Zell Miller.

Hey you POS Rangel, how about this......Earth to Charlie: Boys only join Congress if they can't have a decent career and ends up being a freeloading politician. One would be hard pressed to find a greater collection of mediocrity than the US Congress. The vast majority are of average intelligence at best. Most people of accomplishment stay in the private sector as politics in this country drives away the best and the brightest.

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God Bless Bolton and Gillerman

Bolton in extraordinary outburst against United Nations
Calcutta News

The U.S. Ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, launched a scathing attack on the United Nations Friday.

Bolton was furious over the adoption by the General Assembly of a resolution which said the assembly regretted the deaths of 19 civilians in an attack by the Israeli military in the town of Beit Hanoun last week.

Despite the resolution being significantly watered down at the behest of the United States, and being passing by 156 votes to seven, Bolton launched a blistering attack on the UN, and many of its members.

"Many of the sponsors of that resolution are notorious abusers of human rights themselves, and were seeking to deflect criticism of their own policies," he said.
"This type of resolution serves only to exacerbate tensions by serving the interests of elements hostile to Israel's inalienable and recognized right to exist."
"This deepens suspicions about the United Nations that will lead many to conclude that the organization is incapable of playing a helpful role in the region," Bolton continued.
"In a larger sense, the United Nations must confront a more significant question, that of its relevance and utility in confronting the challenges of the 21st century. We believe that the United Nations is ill served when its members seek to transform the organization into a forum that is a little more than a self-serving and a polemical attack against Israel or the United States," he said.
"The Human Rights Council has quickly fallen into the same trap and de-legitimized itself by focusing attention exclusively on Israel. Meanwhile, it has failed to address real human rights abuses in Burma, Darfur, the DPRK, and other countries," Bolton charged.
"The problem of anti-Israel bias is not unique to the Human Rights Council. It is endemic to the culture of the United Nations. It is a decades-old, systematic problem that transcends the whole panoply of the UN organizations and agencies," he continued.

The United States, and Australia joined Israel in voting against the motion, together with four small Pacific island nations. All countries in Europe, including Britain, voted to support the resolution.

The original text condemned Israel over the Beit Hanoun attack and its operations in Gaza, however the adopted resolution had the General Assembly expressing, "regret."

Rather than an outright investigation of the incident the assembly resolved to form a committee, "to look into the facts." The resolution also carried a demand that the Palestinian Authority take action to stop rocket attacks on Israel.

Bolton launched his attack despite gaining these concessions.

Equally critical was Israeli Ambassador Dan Gillerman who stormed out of the session after telling members:

"I caution everyone who will support this resolution. By doing so, you will be an accomplice to terror. The blood of more innocents will be on your hands."

The resolution was taken to the General Assembly after the United States used its veto to squash a similar motion in the Security Council. It was the 31st time the U.S. had used its veto at the UN to stop resolutions concerning Israel and the Palestinians.

Wild Thing's comment......

I hope Congress gets Bolton confirmed before the Democrats take over next year. sigh Well I am hoping anyway. And I am so totally impressed with Dan Gillerman.

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Russian Federal Highway From Moscow To Yakutsk City

There are excellent Autostrada, excellent Autobahns, and the Interstate highways in the USA, then there's this Russian highway.

This is the Russian Federal highway, Moscow city to Yakutsk City.

The road doesn't have asphalt surface, though it is a vital Federal highway.

Everytime it rains, the traffic flow gets paralized; these shots were made a few days before the traffic jam of 600 cars got stuck there. Hunger and lack of the fuel followed, according to the witnesses. One woman gave birth to a child right in the public bus she was riding on.

Construction teams were afraid to appear on site because during their previous visit they were beaten by people who were stuck for a few days. People were breaking the locks on the trucks, in search of food and warm clothes.

Fuel, food, firearms and steel tow-line are the things that are needed most these days on this Federal highway.

More photo's HERE

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November 26, 2006

Al-Sadr Loyalists Take Over Iraqi Television Station

Radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a speech during prayers in Kufa, 160 kilometers (100 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Nov. 24, 2006. Followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr warned Friday they will suspend their membership in parliament and the Cabinet if Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets U.S. President George W. Bush in Jordan next week. (AP Photo)

Al-Sadr loyalists take over Iraqi television station
Mercury News

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Followers of the militant Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr took over state-run television Saturday to denounce the Iraqi government, label Sunnis "terrorists" and issue what appeared to many viewers as a call to arms.

The two-hour broadcast from a community gathering in the heart of the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City included three members of al-Sadr's parliamentary bloc, who took questions from outraged residents demanding revenge for a series of car bombings that killed some 200 people Thursday.

With Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki relegated to the sidelines, brazen Sunni-Shiite attacks continue unchecked despite a 24-hour curfew over Baghdad. Al-Sadr's Mahdi Army militia now controls wide swaths of the capital, his politicians are the backbone of the Cabinet, and his followers deeply entrenched in the Iraqi security forces. Sectarian violence has spun so rapidly out of control since the Sadr City blasts, however, that it's not clear whether even al-Sadr has the authority - or the will - to stop the cycle of bloodshed.

"This is live and, God willing, everyone will hear me: We are not interested in sidewalks, water services or anything else. We want safety," an unidentified Sadr City resident said as the televised crowd cheered. "We want the officials. They say there is no sectarian war. No, it is sectarian war, and that's the truth."

Militia leaders told supporters Saturday to prepare for a fresh wave of incursions into Sunni neighborhoods that would begin as soon as the curfew ends Monday, according to Sadr City residents. Several members of the Mahdi Army boasted they were distributing police uniforms throughout Shiite neighborhoods to allow greater freedom of movement. The government announced it would partially lift the curfew Sunday to allow for pedestrian traffic.

In the Diyala province north of Baghdad, Sunni insurgents stormed into two Shiite homes, lined up 21 men and shot them to death in front of women and children, police there said. Later in the day, a Shiite television station showed footage of the victims' burials.

And in the western province of Anbar, a suicide bombing at a checkpoint in Fallujah killed a U.S. serviceman and three Iraqi civilians, according to a U.S. military statement. Another American and nine Iraqis were injured.

Also Saturday, Iraq's most prominent Sunni cleric made an appeal in Cairo, Egypt, for Arab nations to withdraw recognition of Iraq's Shiite-led government and said U.S.-led troops were complicit in Iraq's sectarian crisis. Hareth al-Dhari, leader of the militant Association of Muslim Scholars, declared Iraqi efforts toward a unity government "dead" and said the current violence is political rather than theological.

"The occupying forces have been giving cover to the militias and criminal gangs," al-Dhari said. "The government has been seen setting the atmosphere for them with the curfews to aid them in catching the victims and carrying out their attacks."

Al-Maliki's administration acknowledged it was powerless to interrupt the pro-Sadr program on the official Iraqiya channel, during which Sadr City residents shouted, "There is no government! There is no state!" Several speakers described neighborhoods and well-known Sunni politicians as "terrorists" and threatened them with reprisal.

"We'll obviously try to control them as much as we can, but when they (kill) more than 150 people in bombings, they have the right to speak," said Bassam al Husseini, one of Maliki's top advisers. "What are we going to do? We can't stop this. It's too hot right now."

Sunni politicians vowed to file complaints against the channel for inciting sectarian violence. Ordinary Sunnis were shocked to hear their neighborhoods singled out for attack on the government's station.

"I got four phone calls from friends telling me to change the channel to Iraqiya and see what's happening," said Mohamed Othman, 27, a Sunni resident of Ameriya, one of the districts mentioned in the program. "I think this is an official declaration of civil war against Sunnis. They're going to push us to join al-Qaida to protect ourselves."

Al-Husseini, the government adviser, also affirmed that a meeting between al-Maliki and President Bush would continue as scheduled next week in neighboring Jordan, despite the threats of al-Sadr's allies to withdraw from the government if it occurs. The Cabinet met for more than an hour to hash out an agenda for the trip, he said.

"The meeting will take place. That's the plan," al-Husseini said. "We need to straighten things up."

Al-Husseini said the top two items of discussion would be a report from the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan commission that will make recommendations for U.S. policy in Iraq, and a timetable for a withdrawal of U.S.-led forces.

"We want to talk about it," al-Husseini said, "to ask, `How long are they going to stick around?"

Wild Thing's comment....

7 - 730am: "Good Morning to Death to America", hosted by Mookie and Dirka Dirka Mohammed Jihad.

But wait, there's more! In addition to the suicide explosives belt, the luxurious leather bound Koran personally signed in blood by al-Sadr, the two twin goats for your personal use, the lovely "I Hate Jews" coaster set, and the "Muqtada Rules" Turban, if you call in the next 12 minutes, you'll receive, absolutely free, al-Sadr's new DVD, "Pleasuring 72 Virgins".

I am not making light of how scary it is there. But I know with all that is in me, that if our military was given the OK, they would blow this al-Sadr to the hell hole that awaits him in 10 seconds. Maybe when Bush is there they can discuss sending Muqtada al-Sadr to his death. I would vote for that. I mean Al-Sadr IS a WMD.

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Massive Rally Backs Chavez Opponent

Massive rally backs Chavez opponent
Seattle Times

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans packed a major highway Saturday in a rally for opposition presidential candidate Manuel Rosales, one of the largest demonstrations against President Hugo Chavez in years.

Shouts of "Dare to change!" rose up from the dense crowd filling the highway for several miles and spilling into nearby overpasses and streets in Venezuela's capital, Caracas. The rally came eight days before the country's presidential election on Dec. 3.

Rosales, speaking from a stage, promised democracy for a country he said was sinking into Cuba-style authoritarianism under Chavez.

"I don't want to be a president who controls all the branches of government," Rosales shouted to thundering applause. "Let there be true democracy in Venezuela!"

He denounced the government for prohibiting television crews from using helicopters to film the march, saying:

"They don't want the people to see this multitude."
"They are scared," he shouted, pumping his fists. "We are going to win on Dec. 3."

The crowd appeared to number in the hundreds of thousands. Organizers claimed more than 1 million people attended.

Rosales, the governor of the oil-rich western state of Zulia who favors a free-market economy over Chavez's brand of socialism, trailed the Venezuelan president by a wide margin in an AP-Ipsos poll conducted earlier this month.

However, his candidacy has managed to galvanize Venezuela's fractured opposition, reviving a movement that had struggled to recover from a crushing defeat in a 2004 recall referendum against Chavez.

Rosales said the vast crowd on Saturday was proof he would defeat Chavez.

They danced to Venezuelan folk music booming from loudspeakers and chanted anti-Chavez slogans.

"After seeing this, nobody should have any doubts about Rosales' chances," 43-year-old accountant Franklin Salas said.

More than 3,000 police were deployed along the march route to prevent clashes with Chavez supporters who gathered on several street corners, shouting "Viva Chavez!" as marchers passed. There were no reports of violence.

Despite the revived opposition movement, Chavez remains hugely popular among the poor, especially those who see benefits from oil-funded social programs ranging from free health care to heavily subsidized government grocery stores.

Rosales lashed out at Chavez for wanting to be "president all his life, until he dies like Fidel Castro - indefinite re-election."

"This country doesn't want that. It wants modernity," he said.

Chavez, first elected in 1998, has said he wants to continue governing Venezuela until 2021 or longer. He said he plans to ask Venezuelans in a referendum if they support changing the constitution to allow indefinite re-election. It currently allows two consecutive presidential terms.

Rosales accused the Chavez administration of having no respect for private property and giving away the country's oil wealth to leftist allies overseas while neglecting the poor at home. He said Chavez wants "a new rich and more poor people ... an elite that runs everything."

Rosales, who temporarily stepped down as Zulia governor to run for president, is one of the few opposition politicians to hold on to office as Chavez's allies have gained control of the National Assembly, state offices and the courts.

Rosales accused the Chavez government of imprisoning people for political reasons and said he would free them if elected. The government says Venezuela has no political prisoners, only people legitimately convicted of crimes.

Ernesto Galindez, a 58-year-old butcher who backs Chavez, said he was surprised by the size of Saturday's march, but predicted Rosales would lose.

"They are going to have to wait six more years because Chavez is still very strong, and he's not going anywhere," said Galindez, grinning.

Wild Thing's comment......

I wonder if our traitor Jimmy Carter will show up to give his support to his commie friend Hugo Chavez?

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November 25, 2006

Russian Rocket Deliveries To Iran Started

Russian rocket deliveries to Iran started

Russia has begun deliveries of the Tor-M1 air defence rocket system to Iran, Russian news agencies quoted military industry sources as saying, in the latest sign of a Russian-US rift over Iran.

"Deliveries of the Tor-M1 have begun. The first systems have already been delivered to Tehran," ITAR-TASS quoted an unnamed, high-ranking source as saying Friday.

The United States has pressed Russia to halt military sales to Iran, which Washington accuses of harbouring secret plans to build a nuclear weapon.

Moscow has consistently defended its weapons trade with Iran. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said the contract for 29 rocket systems, signed in December last year, was legitimate because the Tor-M1 has a purely defensive role.

ITAR-TASS reported that the rockets were to be deployed around Iran's nuclear sites, including the still incomplete, Russian-built atomic power station at Bushehr.

In August, Washington announced sanctions against several companies, including Russian arms exporter Rosoboronexport, for supplying technology to Iran that could allegedly be used to develop missile technology and weapons of mass destruction.

Under the sanctions no US company can deal with foreign companies on the sanctions list for two years.

A spokesman for Rosoboronexport contacted by AFP would not confirm or deny the reports about the Tor-M1 delivery, which were also issued by the Interfax news agency.

The Tor-M1 is a low to medium-altitude missile fired from a tracked vehicle against airplanes, helicopters and other airborne targets.

The news came as the UN Security Council continued to consider possible sanctions against Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile activity in response to the Islamic republic's suspect nuclear programme.

The major powers have been debating a draft resolution drawn up by Britain, France and Germany that would impose limited sanctions on Iran's nuclear and ballistic missile sectors for Tehran's failure to comply with an earlier UN resolution on halting enrichment.

China and Russia, both close economic partners with Iran, argue the measures are too extensive, while Washington has pressed for tougher action.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Putin is playing with fire, the Muslims who destroyed a theater and murdered children care not one whit who supplies them with arms, they will attack the Russians just as quickly as they attack their fellow muslims.
Putin is a dangerous little man, killing one of his KGB agents in London, turning on Poland and continuing to arm the most dangerous people on the planet. What's next for Pootie, murdering anyone who seems a danger to his agenda of hate America, freedom and fair elections. Russia is falling down a rathole with this punk as their great leader. Wake up, and smell the corruption coming from Moscow, we are the enemy to Putin and it is time we stop enabling this little monster.

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Explosive Teddy Bears Found In Lab

Explosive teddy bears found in lab

YNet news
Efrat Weiss Published: 11.25.06, 14:51

A joint paratrooper and Shin Bet force uncovered an explosive lab in Nablus Friday night. In the lab, the forces found teddy bears with wires hanging from them, apparently slated to be used as explosive devices.

The lab was detonated in a controlled manner, and there were no reports of injuries.

The forces also found in the explosives lab three belts made from cloth, ready to contain explosives, a hollow coat used for hiding explosives, and 20 light bulbs and light sockets used for activating explosives.

Test tubes, a hollow gas tank, hollow pipes, batteries, 40 liters of hydrogen peroxide and ohms were also found in the lab.

Since the beginning of the year, Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating in Nablus hit 41 gunmen who were planning, according to the defense establishment, to hit IDF troops or Israeli citizens.

Some 320 wanted terror suspects were arrested in the West Bank city and its surroundings since the beginning of the year, most of them affiliated with Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Fatah and Hamas.

At the beginning of the year, another explosives lab was uncovered in the city's casba. The forces located the lab in an abandoned building after receiving intelligence.

Captain Assaf Cabra, a company commander at the Haruv battalion, addressed the operation at the time: "We launched a regimental operation in Nablus, which included searches, seizing weapons and arrests. We uncovered the explosive lab in the casba, which contained between 40 to 50 kilograms (88 to 110 pounds) of explosives for preparing explosive devices."

The defense establishment reported that the terror organizations were working with greater vigor to carry out terror attacks from the city, and in the past months many explosive belts were captured in the area and gunmen were arrested on their way to carry out attacks in Israel .

Wild Thing's comment......

I am glad they found this lab and I should not be surprised that these subhuman pieces of flesh would do such a thing as to use a childs toy, something so innocent to bring death to children. But then why be surprised, they send their own children off to kill and destroy others lives.

* SondraK ...Thank you Sondra!

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The Bunker Notebook ~ News From In Country


This Category Bunker Notebook at Theodore's World, 
will be about the things shared in emails from 
our troops and other Americans that are 
located in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Theodore's World is very aware of how 
loose lips endanger our troops and other Americans 
working in the hot zones, so at all times great care will be 
taken in how much information is posted. 

Some notes will be directly from the troops 
and other notes from those such
as employees with Halliburton and others.


Yes there is a curfew in Bagdad, I have received emails from a friend that is there. She is an employee with Haliburton in Baghdad.

"They're really not worse...they're better than they were in 2004. They're coming to a head. Most of rest of Iraq is calm now. But there is a need for some changes in the leadership. I guess people learn lessons after a first-time election. I've heard so many Iraqis bemoan not having voted for Allawi's party now.

The media has been very successful in distorting the war to the people back home. I've watched them do it for some time now and it disgusts me. They've even been able to influence events here. People just don't realize what ramifications there are when they go spouting off about that. This is not a failure, we have not lost and pulling out now would be disastrous."

And this is from an email from someone that is in the military in Iraq ...Army Infantry Lieutenant...Platoon Leader in the first Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT).....with his permission:

"As you know,Mosul, my personal playground, is more or less stable, but there is a strong insurgent presence here. We in the Stryker Brigade are able to contain them very well, but we've been unable to make a real dent in them personnel-wise. Logistically, we've been hammering them, and that's almost as good. Intelligence (for us) is scattered but reliable. For them, well, there are a very large number of people who are happy to pass on tidbits of info b/c it seems like the good Iraqi/Muslim thing to do.

People like to talk about how it took 10 years in Germany and Japan after WWII, but they're ignoring the basic fact that Arabs are NOT German nor are they Japanese. Completely different cultures with completely different mindsets. The current plan would work swimmingly if the Iraqi people gave half a damn about their (meager) existences. They don't; they merely worry about which tribe or sect this or that person is with and whether he/she should be killed (either due simply to their affiliation or in retribution). The IA and IPs (except for the Kurds) follow the same pattern. We, as Americans, can't change that perception. We can't want it more for them than they want it for themselves. It is literally that simple. Americans see this in one way, but the Arab mentality is vastly different (and inferior) from ours. Unfortunately, since it's their country and their region of the world, it's their viewpoint and subsequent actions that matter.

With all the talk back home about having us pull out of Iraq sooner rather than later, I can say with a completely clear conscience that the U.S has not failed the Iraqi people. The Iraqi people have failed us and not lived up to our sacrifices. Democracy and the associated civic and personal responsibilities associated with it are incompatible with Islam, period.

We are still patrolling like 3 years ago. Day in, day out. Only recently have we taken a more "tactical overwatch" stance, but we're still very active in the city. The good news is that the IA are, too. However, ours is a unique situation. IA in Mosul is over 95% Kurdish. They are dedicated and loyal. In the rest of the country, they are Arab, and are loyal to their religious sect and won't hesitate to stab us in the back if it means they can kill some Sunnis/Shi'ites (or whichever other flavor that's out there they don't like). The Arabs are always shady, b/c you really never know where their loyalties lie. Even if some of the IA are substandard Soldiers (below US Army standards, that is), at least they're loyal and motivated. You get no such guarantees from Arabs, ever.

You are right about your assessment of the dedication and professionalism of the military, of course, and you're correct about the idiocy of the media's presentation of the battlespace. We need to get serious with these terrorists/insurgents. This arresting and turning over to the Iraqis is absolute nonsense. Once caught, AIF need to be shot on sight. That will send a clear message that we aren't playing around anymore, and it will make the jihad a lot less fun for these guys. IA over here just caught three guys with weapons and handcuffs at a checkpoint. They admitted to going around fishing for kidnapping victims (who invariably end up dead). Instead of being shot, they're now hanging out in a detention facility getting three meals a day and being questioned (nicely). All AIF know that our ROE is pretty limited and they use our morality against us constantly. It needs to end. They need to be deathly afraid of us.

The bottom line here is that any withdrawal on our part is hardly indicative of a failure on the U.S.'s part but that of the failure of the Iraqi people. Voting for representatives doesn't make you a democracy, it takes a lot of personal responsibility, and these people haven't even figured out sewage and garbage treatment yet! Will Iraq ever be able to handle the responsibility of a democracy? Who knows? What getting out or talking about it does effect are insurgents, it gives them encouragement that they and we don't need from them. And every time one of our Soldiers is killed up here, well it’s like this Chrissie, I drive around the city every day looking at these people and I know for a fact that none of 'em are worth the platoon sergeant from my company who was killed a few months back. Not a single one.

But I do want to complete what we were sent here to do. I want to do it for him, and for all the others we have lost, my brothers. I want to do it for all of you back there to be safe and keep these people from bringing it back home where all my loved ones are. As for myself we're fighting them here rather than on U.S. soil.

Thanks for your support and letting me sound off to you when I can. Thank everyone at your blog too, we check it out over here when we can. It is appreciated!"

Here are two quotes from men regarding Iraq:

First, Kurdish Regional Government Prime Minister Barzani:

"When I was in the United States recently and read the negative news in the Washington Post, New York Times and in the network TV broadcasts, I even wondered if things had gotten so bad since I had left that I shouldn't return."

Next, Gen. Abizaid:

"When I come to Washington, I feel despair. When I'm in Iraq with my commanders, when I talk to our soldiers, when I talk to the Iraqi leadership, they are not despairing."

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Democrats' Secret Weapons

Democrats' Secret Weapons

Intelligence: Senate Democrats are focusing their new powers on one thing above all else: wrenching as many national security secrets as possible from this White House and using them for political assassination.

Patrick Leahy of Vermont, soon to be chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has made more than 65 requests for classified documents from the Bush administration. Among other secrets, he wants..

"all directives, memoranda and/or orders including any and all attachments to such documents regarding CIA interrogation methods or policies for the treatment of detainees."

Giving Leahy and his staff secrets would, quite simply, be a security risk. Since the 1980s, Leahy's nickname inside the Beltway has been "Leaky Leahy" because of his willingness to provide the press with juicy secrets to be used against Republican presidents.

In 1987, Leahy was forced to resign as vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee after leaking a draft report of the Iran-Contra affair to a reporter. In 1985, he was charged with revealing secrets in the Achille Lauro terrorist hijacking, a misdeed that may have cost an Egyptian anti-terrorist agent his life. And Leahy apparently blackmailed the Reagan administration's CIA, threatening to expose a covert operation against the terrorist state of Libya.

The man about to become the new chairman of the panel from which Leahy was removed in 1987 is another big security risk. Incoming Senate Intelligence Committee head Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., told National Public Radio last week how frustrated he is with the government's restrictions on sharing secrets from intelligence briefings.

"You can't discuss it with anybody on your staff," he complained. "You can't discuss anything that you've heard with anybody.
"It's a stupid situation . . . and it's one we have to get ourselves out of," he insisted, "and the way you do that is to brief more members of the Senate and House — the intelligence committees — into the program so that they know exactly what's going on."

Rockefeller certainly knew exactly what was going on when, during a 2002 trip to the Middle East, he gave Bashar al-Assad, president of the terrorist state of Syria, advance warning of U.S plans to invade Iraq. Why should we take Rockefeller's advice and spill secrets to other Democratic senators and congressmen? So they can fly to the Middle East and give their own freelance intelligence briefings to terrorists?

Carl Levin, who'll head the Senate Armed Services Committee, will need lots of the classified documents Leahy and Rockefeller demand if he's to follow through with his promised "thorough review" of the CIA's interrogation and imprisonment program.

"I'm not comfortable with the system," he has said. "I think that there's been some significant abuses which have not made us more secure, but have made us less secure and have also, perhaps, cost us some real allies, as well as not producing useful information."

In the five years after the 9/11 attacks, there has not been a single terrorist strike on the homeland. More than a dozen terrorist plots have been foiled, proof that tough interrogations have produced useful information — lots of it — making us much more secure.

"The American people," Leahy wrote in a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, "deserve to have detailed and accurate information about the role of the Bush administration in developing the interrogation policies and practices that have engendered such deep criticism around the world."

Wrong. What the American people deserve from our government is not kowtowing to foreign criticism, but protection from terrorism. That is something President Bush has done to perfection — and Democrats seem willing to sacrifice protection in their crusade to destroy this presidency.

Wild Thing's comment......

The Administration should resist these congressional committees tooth-and-nail. They are not about the national interest, but the raw self-interest of the Democratic party. They are not legitimate legislators, but bullies and thugs who have no problem aiding the enemy, since the enemy they care about is the Republican party.

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Merry Christmas My Friend

Most of you probably have read "Merry Christmas, My Friend" before, but have you heard it with the backdrop of Silent Night?

It was originally title "Merry Christmas, My Friend", and was an instant success that reportedly brought tears to the eyes of the barrracks Commander who ordered it distributed to everyone he knew. It appeared in the barracks publication Pass in Review in December 1987 and Leatherneck Magazine in December 1991.

Written by former Marine Corporal James M. Schmidt, in 1987 when stationed in Washington D.C., it was pounded out on a typewriter while awaiting the commading officer's Christmas holiday decoration inspection.

The poem was recorded as a tribute by Father Ted Berndt, a former Marine and Purple Heart recipient during World War II, currently residing in Dousman, Wisconsin for his daughter Ellen Stout, a Clear Channel radio personality.

Here is the link to the MP3 audio version of "Merry Christmas, My Friend", titled "Soldier's Silent Night" -

* Blackfive

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November 24, 2006

U.S. Army NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek

U.S. Army NASCAR driver Joe Nemechek was presented a copy of A Million Thanks by Shauna Fleming, the 16-year-old founder of A Million Thanks, prior to Sunday's (Feb. 26) Auto Club 500 Nextel Cup race in Fontana, Calif.

What began as a community school project for Shauna at Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif., has turned out to be national in scope. Since she began the letter writing campaign two years ago, Shauna has received more than two million letters of thanks for the American men and women in uniform who are stationed overseas.

She presented the one millionth letter to President George W. Bush at the White House in November, 2004.

TomR mentioned in a comment about NASCAR's Joe Nemechek's US Army Chevy. I had not heard about it so I looked it up and found this totally cool story. Gosh I love things like this happening. Americans loving and appreciating our troops.

Thank you Tom

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A Muster of Turkey's Crossing Road in Iraq

Soldiers in a Stryker vehicle stop for a muster of turkeys crossing the road in the outskirts of Mosul Nov. 3. The Soldiers are with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. (Sgt. Antonieta Rico, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Det.)

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China Bought Bomber Secrets

Washington Times

China obtained secret stealth technology used on B-2 bomber engines from a Hawaii-based spy ring in a compromise U.S. officials say will allow Beijing to copy or counter a key weapon in the Pentagon's new strategy against China.

Details of the classified defense technology related to the B-2's engine exhaust system and its ability to avoid detection by infrared sensors were sold to Chinese officials by former defense contractor Noshir S. Gowadia, an Indian-born citizen charged with spying in a federal indictment released by prosecutors in Hawaii.

Additionally, Mr. Gowadia provided extensive technical assistance to Chinese weapons designers in developing a cruise missile with an engine exhaust system that is hard to detect by radar, according to court papers made public recently.

He also helped the Chinese modify a cruise missile so that it can intercept U.S. air-to-air missiles, and helped Chinese weapons designers improve testing and measurement facilities, the court papers state.

Most of the indictment, handed up Nov. 8, outlines how the engineer helped China develop a radar-evading stealth exhaust nozzle for a cruise missile engine.

Additionally, the court papers indicated that Mr. Gowadia sent e-mails to Israel, Germany, and Switzerland in 2002 and 2004 that contained data labeled "secret" and "top secret" that was related to U.S. stealth technology intended for use in the TH-98 Eurocopter and for foreign commercial aircraft.

One computer file found in Mr. Gowadia's Maui, Hawaii, home was a file containing the radar cross-sections of U.S. B-1 and F-15 jets and the Air Force's air-launched cruise missile, information that would be useful to countering those systems by anti-aircraft missiles or other air defense weapons.

The case is the second major military technology espionage case involving China. Earlier this year, two Chinese-born brothers in Los Angeles were arrested as suspects in passing Navy warship and submarine weapons secrets to China.

In all, Mr. Gowadia is charged with making at least six secret visits to China from 2002 through 2005, and being paid at least $110,000 by Chinese officials for highly classified defense technology supplied through January, according to court papers. Investigators think he was paid as much as $2 million, some of which remains in foreign bank accounts.

The first known compromise was Mr. Gowadia's lecture in a foreign country in 1999 that involved the disclosure of defense secrets. He offered classified defense information to as many as eight foreign nations, the court papers state.

Mr. Gowadia was first indicted in November 2005 in connection with passing information to several countries that were not identified. The new indictment states that Mr. Gowadia continued to be engaged in a conspiracy to sell classified technology through January 2006.

Mr. Gowadia worked for B-2 developer and manufacturer Northrop Aircraft Inc. from 1968 to 1989 as part of an ultrasecret special access program for the B-2, and later as a Northrop contractor involved in classified research on missiles and aircraft. He also worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the 1990s.

Wild Thing's comment......

We develop it ... The Chinese steal it from us.
It just never seems to stop, and we don't seem to do anything about it. It's way beyond sad. When you look at the Cold War and how we strove to protect our nation's secrets and keep spies out, you see how truly outrageous our current policies are. Heck, we even let them into the White House and other top-level agencies during the Clinton fiasco.

The US is not severe enough with its traitors. I know it is too late now, but I have always felt we should start with the Clinton's and Loral executives giving guidance technology and bring it all the way up to this. Punish to the max all involved. It makes me sick how the Clinton's got away with what they did and now we have this jerk.

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Nascar Team Rensi Thanks Marines For Their Support

Team Rensi Motorsports Thanks the Marines for Six Years of Support

HOMESTEAD, FL ---Saturday’s Ford 300 NASCAR Busch Series race will mark the conclusion of one of the most popular relationships in the series. The United States Marine Corps colors and logo will take one final ride as the primary marketing partner on the No. 25 Team Rensi Motorsports Ford. The association began in 2001 and amassed 205 races with five trips to victory lane.

“Team Rensi Motorsports would like to thank The United States Marine Corps Recruiting Command and all the Men and Women of the Marine Corps for allowing us to be a part of their recruiting efforts the last six years,” said Team Rensi Co-owner Gary Weisbaum. “It was an honor for us to represent The United States Marine Corps and to meet many outstanding active, reserve and retired Marines and their families over the years.”

Team Rensi Motorsports Co-owner Ed Rensi also sends out his appreciation.

“Team Rensi Motorsports will always be a friend of the Marine Corps and honor the Marine Corps into the future wherever possible. We intend to display the Eagle/Globe/Anchor logo on all of our race cars.”

Many memories have been shared together and the NASCAR community has become more familiar with the outstanding work of the United States Marine Corps over the years. The familiar site of Marines saluting the flag and surrounding the No. 25 Ford during the National Anthem will be missed.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Just a thank you to the Marine Corps for this and the many other things that have been involved with. It is always great to hear of others that appreciate all the things our military does and in all the various areas they are involved with. God Bless our troops.

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November 23, 2006

Thank you Troops and Veterans

Thank you and thank you to all our Troops and to all of you Veterans. And I would also like to thank those of you that have loved ones serving now, sons, daughters, husbands and wives. You are serving too in such a special way. You are all in my thoughts and prayers every single day.


Wild Thing

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A Turkey's Take on Thanksgiving Day

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November 22, 2006

Ejected Imam Linked To Hamas and bin Laden

Spokesman for 6 Muslim clerics barred from US Airways flight
Jihad Watch

Spokesman for 6 Muslim clerics barred from US Airways flight

One of six Muslim imams pulled from a US Airways flight in Minneapolis last night by federal authorities is affiliated with a Hamas-linked organization and acknowledged a connection to Osama bin Laden in the 1990s.

Omar Shahin, who served as a spokesman for the clerics, is a representative of the Kind Hearts Organization, which had its assets frozen by the U.S. Treasury pending an investigation, notes Islam scholar Robert Spencer on his weblog JihadWatch

Treasury spokesman Stuart Levey in February said KindHearts "is the progeny of Holy Land Foundation and Global Relief Foundation, which attempted to mask their support for terrorism behind the façade of charitable giving."

The imams had attended a conference in Minneapolis of the North American Imams Federation, said Shahin, who is president of the group.

"They took us off the plane, humiliated us in a very disrespectful way," Shahin said after the incident last night.

Today, Shahin called for Muslims and non-Muslims to boycott US Airways unless the company changes its policy.

"They know what they have to do, they have to be fair and just with everybody," he said.

The Washington, D.C., based lobby group Council on American-Islamic Relations planned to file a complaint, said CAIR spokesman Ibrahim Hooper.

"Because, unfortunately, this is a growing problem of singling out Muslims or people perceived to be Muslims at airports, and it's one that we've been addressing for some time," Hooper said.

CAIR, however, has its own ties to Hamas, having been identified by two former FBI counter-terrorism chiefs as a spinoff of a front group for the Palestinian terrorist organization.

A Sept. 28, 2001, story in the Arizona Republic that said Arizona appears to have been the home of an al-Qaida sleeper cell, named Shahin as one of three part-time Arizona residents who "fits the pattern" of the terrorist group.

Shahin, identifed as being with the Tucson Islamic Center, said members of his mosque may have helped bin Laden in the early 1990s when the al-Qaida leader was fighting against the Russians.

The CIA at that time, Shahin said, called bin Laden a "freedom fighter."

"Then they tell us he is involved in terrorist acts, and they stopped supporting him, and we stopped," he said.

In the story, Shahin expressed doubt that Muslims were responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks and said he "didn't trust much of what the FBI has divulged - including the hijackers' identities."

As for Al-Qaida nests in America, Shahin said, "All of these, they make it up."

Witnesses to the imam's explusion last night said some of them made anti-American comments about the war in Iraq before boarding the flight, according to Minneapolis airport spokesman Patrick Hogan.

Also, some of the men asked for seat belt extensions even though a flight attendant thought they didn't need them.

"There were a number of things that gave the flight crew pause," Hogan said.

Shahin claimed three members of the group prayed in the terminal before the six boarded the plane. Last night, however, he said they had prayed on the plane.

The imams boarded the plane individually, Shahin said, except for a blind member who needed assistance. They didn't sit together and "did nothing," he contended.

Wild Thing's comment........

Nothing better to sooth your soul before a flight like a group of Imams getting in the aisle of the airplane and begin praying! They are lucky the passengers didn't hit them over the head with a metal fire extinguisher.

I could care less if they do boycott the airlines. I'd prefer the airline that throws imams off the plane personally.
CAIR must have their their fax machine on speed-dial so they can file complaints more rapidly.

Just thinking here but how about if US airlines would switch from peanuts and other crunchies to pork rinds.

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Death penalty approved for Akbar

Sgt. Hasan Akbar, shown here in 2005, was convicted of killing two U.S. officers and wounding 14 others March 23, 2003, at Camp Pennsylvania, Kuwait.

Death penalty approved for Akbar

Army Times

The death sentence for convicted murderer Sgt. Hasan Akbar was approved late last week at Fort Bragg, N.C., by Lt. Gen. John R. Vines, commander if XXVIII Airborne Corps and court martial convening authority in the case.

Akbar was sentenced to death in April 2005 by unanimous vote of a military panel for the March 23, 2003, grenade attack that killed Capt. Christopher Seifert and Maj. Gregory Stone.

The grenade attack, which also wounded 14 others, took place at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait, where the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, was preparing to cross the berm into Iraq.

Akbar lobbed grenades into three tents while members of the brigade slept, and then fired shots at those who emerged from the smoky blasts.

Approval of the death penalty means that Akbar’s case will automatically go to appeal and be reviewed by the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and ultimately could end up at the U.S. Supreme Court.

“He can’t be executed until the president gives a firm OK,” said military law expert Eugene Fidell, who is not involved in the Akbar case.

However, he added, Akbar’s case will likely be in appeals for some time to come.

“Experience teaches that this case will not be over while Mr. Bush is in office,” Fidell said.

Wild Thing's comment......

Hang him now, stop this insane length of time please to get rid of this killer of our troops.

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Second Man Charged in Terror Plan in Manhattan

Manhattan: Second Man Charged in Terror Plan


A New Jersey man has been charged with conspiring to help the terrorist group Hezbollah by allowing people to obtain satellite broadcasts of a Hezbollah television station, federal prosecutors said yesterday.

The man, Saleh Elahwal, 53, of Matawan, N.J., was charged in an 11-count indictment unsealed yesterday in Federal District Court. The indictment also charged another man, Javed Iqbal of Staten Island, who was arrested in August.

The indictment charges the men with helping people receive broadcasts of Al Manar, which features programming that promotes Hezbollah's positions, prosecutors said. Messages left for the men's lawyers were not returned yesterday.

Mr. Iqbal's supporters have said he was exercising free speech.

This was the previous story about this dated back in August of 2006 this year.......

Man Charged With Relaying Hezbollah TV

NEW YORK (AP) - A businessman was charged with providing satellite broadcasts of a Hezbollah television station to New York-area customers, authorities said Thursday.

Javed Iqbal, 42, was arrested Wednesday on conspiracy charges of enabling the broadcasts of al Manar, which was designated by the U.S. government this spring as a global terrorist entity, U.S. Attorney Michael Garcia said in a statement.

Garcia said Iqbal used satellite dishes at his Staten Island home to distribute the broadcasts through a Brooklyn company called HDTV Limited.

The probe began after a tip from a confidential source in February, according to papers filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

The U.S. government considers Hezbollah, Lebanon's most sophisticated Shiite group, to be a terrorist group. An attack by Hezbollah guerrillas on an Israeli outpost last month plunged Lebanon and Israel into 34 days of destruction that killed more than 800 people.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Can someone please explain to me why this man is still breathing American air. (Jail or not)

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November 21, 2006

Democrats Raise $620K for Radical Islam


More than 1,000 people turned out on Saturday at the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) banquet in Arlington, Va., to hear addresses by several elected officials, including Keith Ellison, the first Muslim in Congress.

The event raised more than $620,000 to support CAIR’s civil rights and advocacy work on behalf of the American Muslim community. (Another dinner held by CAIR’s Southern California chapter (CAIR-LA) over the weekend raised more than $430,000. Some 1,800 people attended that event.)

Elected officials who spoke at the sold-out event included:
Representative- elect Ellison (D-MN)
Reps. Mike Honda (D-CA)
Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
Albert Wynn (D-MD).

Ellison and Jackson Lee offered their addresses by video.

Saqib Ali, who was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates (District 39) on November 7, was also in attendance.

Other speakers included Special Agent in Charge Joseph Persichini, Jr. of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, Fairfax County Police Chief Col. David M. Rohrer and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Most members of CAIR’s national board also took part in the banquet, which was emceed by Julia Shearson of CAIR- Ohio’s Cleveland office.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Good grief! God help us!

I guess all those that gave to CAIR got a promise to be killed last. If left up to the Democrats it will be the Islamic States of America. Well they can try but they will never succeed!

Their speeches make me sick and furious!

To view Keith Ellison's address
........CLICK HERE

To view Jackson Lee's address.......CLICK HERE

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Janet Reno Files Challenge to Terror Law

Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri

Reno Files Challenge to Terror Law

Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.

It was the first time that Reno, attorney general in the Clinton administration, has spoken out against the administration's policies on terrorism detainees, underscoring how contentious the court fight over the nation's new military commissions law has become. Former attorneys general rarely file court papers challenging administration policy.

Suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is the only detainee being held in the United States.

The former prosecutors challenged the Justice Department's right to bring al-Marri before a military commission.

A citizen of Qatar, he was arrested in 2001 while studying in the United States. He had faced criminal charges until authorities designated him an enemy combatant and ordered him held at a naval base in South Carolina.

The Justice Department said in court papers last week that a new anti- terrorism law strips detainees such as al-Marri of the right to challenge their imprisonment in court.

Some of the eight attorneys named in the document are now in private practice and represent detainees at the military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Most served under President Clinton, though the list includes former U.S. Attorneys W. Thomas Dillard and Anton R. Valukas, who served under President Reagan.

"The existing criminal justice system is more than up to the task of prosecuting and bringing to justice those who plan or attempt terrorist acts within the United States without sacrificing any of the rights and protections that have been the hallmarks of the American legal system for more than 200 years," the attorneys wrote.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Well it seems Reno is Ramsey Clarks new side kick. Janet Reno's so concerned about terrorists. She can kiss my ass. The Clintons are pulling them all out to destroy this country, aren't they!?!! I mean what business does she have in today's world anyway.

I am not sure but I think International Law says that non-uniformed combatants may legally be shot on sight. Not captured unless capture is desired. Not given trials. Not given attorneys. In their quest to attack all things GOP/Conservative (and deliberately hinder our war effort), the Left would order attorneys for every prisoner our awesome troops capture.

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Christmas For Our Wounded Heroes

Holiday season is here, Thanksgiving and Christmas and spending time with loved ones.

Many of our troops are going to be spending the holidays in Iraq or Afghanistan or deployed to other hostile locations, without their families. Still others will have left there already via medevac. It is for them that Operation Santa was born, and specifically, Operation Santa/Bethesda-Walter Reed:

Our troops give so much every day, we owe them more then we can ever repay. Please join me in thanking them and making sure they have a Christmas.

I know that they'd rather be back with their units in Iraq or Afghanistan AND at home with their loved ones but they can't be either place. They must be there to heal.

I am pleased to announce the newest Operation Santa venture: Operation Santa/Bethesda and Walter Reed. It will work mostly the same was as the other Operation Santas. We want to bring them a stuffed stocking and a little bit of home. Candy canes, cookies, crackers, ornaments, cards, books, dvds, cd's, batteries, new socks.

You can help us do this. You can send some Christmas cheer to a wounded servicemember at Bethesda or Walter Reed. You can donate money, you can donate gift cards from Sam's, Walmart, Target, etc. You can donate material goods.You can make a difference in a servicemember's holiday away from home.

All this is being organized by Carrie, whom you've probably seen around the blogs in comments, and Andi of Andi's World.

From Andi:

You can make a tax-deductible donation here. Please be sure to note that your donation is specifically for Operation Santa/Bethesda and Walter Reed, otherwise your donation will go to the general fund for Operation Santa.

Donations by mail can be sent to:

Marine Corps Family Foundation
4000 Lancaster Drive- Suite 57
Salem, OR 97309

Thanks in advance for your help. It's hard to describe the joy these troops feel when strangers work to ensure that their Christmas is as good as it possibly can be.

If you use Pay Pal - send your donations to, make sure you note that the donation is for Operation Santa--Bethesda/Walter Reed.

Hat tip to:

* Andi's World


* The Cotillion

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November 20, 2006

Guard the Borders Blogburst

This weeks Guard the Borders blogburst is brought to you by Heidi Euphoric Reality

Last week, two Muslim leaders in Boston were arrested for immigration fraud - illegally filing
fraudulent visa documents and obtaining religious workers' visas. The arrests were the
culmination of a multi-year
in Boston and New York:

The ICE agents arrested Hannan Wednesday along with 32 other people in eight states and the District of Columbia in connection with an alleged nationwide scheme to help many foreigners, mostly from Pakistan, immigrate and remain in the U.S. by filing false applications for religious workers' visas. Most of those taken into custody did not have religious training or experience to qualify for the visas, and held secular jobs here in the U.S., such as working at gas stations and factories or driving trucks, according to the ICE. Others were religious workers but had used fraudulent identity documents to get their visas, the agency said.

The agency claims the petitioners of the visas took substantial cash fees from the foreigners for the false paperwork filed on their behalf.

Despite the fact that the imams were not arrested precipitously, but only after a multi-year investigation,
they have an excuse ready:

"All it is is a minor administrative technicality error" in his immigration paperwork, said Vilal Kaleem, associate director of the American Muslim Society's Boston chapter. "It's completely disgraceful in the manner they dealt with it," he said of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. [...] Kaleem said Hannan was driving his family to an immigration office for an interview for the green-card proceedings on Wednesday when the federal agents arrested him. Hannan's son and daughter were crying following the arrest, Kaleem said.

So, so sad. My heart breaks.

Meanwhile, the Muslim community in Boston is doing what Muslims do best: seething.

Muslim leaders in the Boston area expressed outrage yesterday over the arrest and jailing of two senior clerics..."It's just so flabbergasting the way they would do this" ... "This seems to be a direct attack at our religion and community"..."it is deeply humiliating when a man of such high religious status in our community is treated as a criminal in front of the world"..."Why do you just arrest some respected members of the community and haul them away?"..."People are attached to the imam. They will be very upset. Everyone loves him."

Oddly enough, it is apparently not humiliating for "a man of such high religious
status" to act as a criminal. Because though our government rarely enforces it, it is
still technically illegal to break our immigration laws. Unfortunately, when it comes to our immigration
law, this will likely turn into the following scenario: They broke the law. They got arrested for
breaking the law, but now it's the government's fault for enforcing the law.

The Muslim American Society provides contact information to their community so that they can
demand a "safe and speedy return" and to demand "fair, speedy, and respectable treatment" of the
imams. I'll provide the contact info here for you should you prefer to register thanks that our laws
are actually being enforced:

The MAS provides contact information, so folks can insist on "fair, speedy and respectable" treatment
of the imams.

Senator Edward Kennedy (617)565 3170 Request to speak to Tom Cohan, (ext. 119)

Senator John Kerry (617) 565-8519
Request to speak to Carmen Velazquez

Yeah, I know - fat lot of good it will do to contact those two Senators, but if you've got
nothing better to do, have at it.

At a time when Muslim immigration to America is at an all-time high, even more are sneaking into the country
illegally than ever before. In July, Homeland Security discovered that more than one-third of religious
workers visas were obtained using fraudulent means, and the fraud was particularly rampant among Muslims.

The probe found a particularly high fraud rate among applicants from countries the government deemed to pose a security risk, such as Egypt, Algeria, Pakistan, Syria and Iraq, the report found. [...] Some immigration watchdogs say that the program should be seriously curtailed because, even in cases where the applications are legitimate, the visas could bring radical clerics into the country.

Last year, for example, the FBI arrested three Pakistani men associated with a mosque in Lodi, California.
All had entered on religious-worker visas. Two were accused of ties to a terrorist training camp in
Pakistan before coming to the United States, and the third, an imam, allegedly delivered sermons endorsing
violence against non-Muslims before he came to America.

This is only one more reason among many why our immigration enforcement is the front line of our
national defense. The two issues are inextricably intertwined. To remain lax in immigration
enforcement is to invite infiltration and attack. This is why all those whose first act on American
soil is a criminal one MUST be deported, no matter their ethnicity or nationality.
Our immigration laws have to be strictly enforced if we are to have any hope of future security.

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.

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U.S. Keeps Eye On Sensitive Projects At Bell Labs

U.S. keeping an eye on sensitive projects at Bell Labs ~ French Takeover

Star-Ledger Staff
Although a French company soon will own the famed Bell Labs, the U.S. will exercise "unprecedented" control over sensitive government projects at the New Jersey facility, U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D-1st Dist.) said yesterday.

"The U.S. government will be able to veto any people who have direct control over Bell Labs, and can veto the removal of any persons who have control over Bell Labs," said Andrews, who serves on the House Armed Services Committee and was briefed last week on the pending takeover of Lucent Technologies by Alcatel of France.

Bell Labs, birthplace of the transistor, was inherited from AT&T by Lucent a decade ago. The labs are centered in Murray Hill.

President Bush approved the merger of Lucent and Alcatel on Friday, based on a review by a multiagency federal panel called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.

His approval hinges on both companies following through on "two robust and far-reaching agreements designed to ensure the protection of our national security," according to a statement from the White House. One of those agreements involves oversight of Bell Labs by three former top defense and intelligence officials.

Andrews said Bell Labs is involved with just about "anything that touches on imperatives for the country's security." But he called the merger of the two telecom companies vital for their economic health, "good for the country, and good for New Jersey."
"The U.S. government will have more control over the flow of information in and out of this entity than it has over the flow of information into other so-called American entities," Andrews said. "I think this is an unprecedented level of control, where the U.S. government will have an ongoing window into the management of Bell Labs."

Inder Singh, an analyst for Prudential Equity and a former Lucent executive, said it should not be hard for Bell Labs to segregate sensitive projects behind a "firewall."

"It won't be very different from what Bell Labs has done, historically," Singh said.

Lucent and Alcatel are aiming to close their deal on Nov. 30. The combined company, Alcatel Lucent, will be the largest supplier of equipment for mobile phone networks. It will be based in Paris, and employ 88,000 people at first. About 9,000 job cuts are expected later.

"We've gotten all the regulatory approvals we need and are just finalizing the last steps," said Lucent spokeswoman Joan Campion.

Wild Thing's comment......

Just another consolidation of critical infrastructure within the grasp of foreigners.

I think this is insane! Bell Labs is responsible for a HUGE number of America's technology innovations since 1920 (this is only a fraction of the things Bell Labs has invented or first-developed):

* Fax (1920)
* Movies with synchronized sound (1926)
* Television (first transmission, 1927)
* Radio astronomy (1931)
* Speech synthesizer (1937)
* Calculators (1940 and later)
* Photovoltaic (PV) cell (1940s)
* Scrambler for speech (1943)
* Transistor (1947)
* Teleprinter (1949)
* Microwave research (1950s)
* TransAtlantic cable (1956)
* Electronic music (1957)
* LED (1962)
* CO2 Laser (1964)
* Charge-coupled device (1969)
* UNIX (1970)
* C language (1970)
* Fibre optics (1976)
* 32-bit CPU (1980)
* Cellular phone (1980)
* Breakup of AT&T (1984)
* Wireless networking (1990)
* 56k modem (1991)
* Electron lithography (1996)
* Voice over IP (1998)
* Plastic transistors (2000)

We're selling this??? What are we, crazy? Sadly, I think so...

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Hotel Chain Blocks CNN

Hotel Chain Blocks CNN

Stoney Creek Hospitality Corp., a Midwest hotel chain, has blocked CNN from the selection of TV channels it provides to guests, claiming that an Oct. 18 report showing Iraqi insurgents shooting U.S. troops was "shocking and repulsive" and "supported terrorism." James Thompson, president of the company, which operates hotels in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, told the Associated Press that he acted in "a moment of conscience." He said his decision to remove CNN from his hotel guest rooms was permanent.

Wild Thing's comment.......

It is always great to know of Americans that support our troops, that appreciate what our military, our troops, our Veterans have done for all of us. I already have posted about what CNN did but I wanted to share this great story with you about what one of the Hotel Chains has done about it as well.

This is their website

I emailed this Inn when I heard the news last week and this is the letter I got back:

The management of Stoney Creek Inns respects and supports diversity of opinion. America's strength comes from the freedoms we embrace. I support the men and women of the United States military, who protect those freedoms. The October 18th broadcast of a terrorist propaganda tape, witnessing the sniper assassinations of American soldiers is an obscenity! A decision of conscience was made.

We continue to offer a variety of news channels for our guests with a wide diversity of coverage.

James H. Thompson
Stoney Creek Hospitality Corporation

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In Country With Our Troops

A U.S. quarter and Afghan (2-Afghani) coin were placed side-by-side and
embedded in the last portion of the asphalt.

Afghanistan – After two years of planning and work, the Kandahar Airfield runway reconstruction project neared completion on Oct. 16.

Army Maj. Paul Graham, the Kandahar area engineer for the Afghanistan Engineer District of the Army Corps of
Engineers, was in charge of this $34 million project.

“It’s like a model car. We got the thing built and now we are putting the decals on it,” said Graham about this five-phase project.
“The project itself started in January 2005. The original runway was built in 1960 by a U.S. contractor and badly damaged in two wars. It was 10,500 feet long by 100 feet wide,” said Graham.
The old runway was completely removed, the underlying gravel base rebuilt, and a new asphalt surface applied,” said Graham. “Kandahar Airfield now has a runway that is 10,500 feet by 180 feet, capable of supporting nearly any airplane.”

“In September alone we worked 84,000 man hours, and our typical crew per day was about 400 people,” said Graham about the great deal of manpower used to complete this project.

About one-third of workers were Afghans, while the rest were from a Turkish paving company and Contrak
International Inc., a U.S.-based general contractor.

Air Force Capt. Michael Scullion, civil engineer with the 17th Civil Engineering Squadron and runway project liaison,
explained how the improvements on the runway will benefit the basic maintenance of the aircraft.

“The old runway was a constant foreign object damage hazard. This new runway will help Coalition forces decrease maintenance on their aircraft. Before, crews were out there, a big part of their day, repairing the engines due to FOD,” said Scullion.
“Harriers just hammered the old runway with their downward jet blast. They literally blew the old runway to pieces. Air Force engineers worked tirelessly to keep the old runway operational until phase three was completed,” said Graham about the usage of the runway.

Many Coalition forces didn’t fly into KAF because no nation wanted to risk damaging their aircraft on bad asphalt.
“For FOD, the F-16 Falcon is a vacuum cleaner,” Graham added. ”It sucks up dirt, dust and debris off the ground better than just about any other aircraft. The old runway was broken up to the point where if you operated an F-16, it would suck up chunks of the runway.”

Now, KAF has a runway with the capacity for longer-range fighter aircrafts, bigger cargo aircrafts and commercial airliners, supporting aircrafts that previously could not operate here.

“We are already seeing the commercial cargo outfits such as DHL and ACT flying bigger birds into KAF,” said Graham. “We’re all waiting to see that first C-5 Galaxy or L-1011 TriStar come in on final.”

While NATO-ISAF forces will certainly benefit from a larger runway, perhaps the greatest impact of this airfield runway reconstruction project will be how it helps the people and economy of the region.

TIKRIT, Iraq – Task Force Lightning Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 1st Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army, and the 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, dealt a blow to anti-Iraqi forces by killing nearly 50 insurgents and capturing 20 while uncovering a large cache complex.

During this combined operation, Task Force Lightning Soldiers from the IA and coalition uncovered six caches, many of which were buried in underground bunkers. The caches included over 400,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, 15,000 rounds of heavy machine gun ammunition, five mortar bipods, three heavy machine guns, three anti-tank weapons, two recoilless rifles and numerous mortar rounds, grenades, flares and artillery rounds.

Additionally, the Soldiers noticed an abandoned Nissan truck with false license plates. Upon searching the vehicle, the Soldiers uncovered a number of IED making material and anti-Iraqi forces items such as batteries, cellular phones, blasting caps, explosives, propaganda materials and a large amount of U.S. dollars.

“We made a significant impact on the enemy’s ability to conduct any type of anti-Iraqi force operations,” said Lt. Col. Andrew Poppas, 5-73rd commander.

Elements of the 3/1-5 IA, and 5-73rd Cav., conducted the five-day mission, engaging insurgents while emplacing IEDs in the roads or maneuvering in tunnel and canal systems, staging for attacks.

Aside from the impact on the enemy’s stronghold, members of the unit also conducted engagements throughout the surrounding villages.

“At the same time, while we are having these direct kinetic operations, we are having non-kinetic engagements with the families of the village who also want the insurgents out of their area so they can return to a sense of normalcy,” Poppas said.

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November 19, 2006

Muslims From UK Fighting Our Troops Told ~ Set Up Sleeper Cells In England

Al-Qaeda's ‘best assets’ prime UK timebomb
Last Updated: 12:32am GMT 19/11/2006

British Muslims volunteering to fight against coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are being sent back to Britain to become al-Qaeda "sleeper" agents, The Sunday Telegraph has learned.

MI5 agents believe that young Asian men, who have been trained to take part in the so-called "global jihad" in al-Qaeda camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan, are now regarded as too valuable an asset to be used fighting British and American troops.

MI5 and MI6 are working on the assumption that they are being ordered to return to their communities in Britain with instructions to establish secret, autonomous cells and to conduct independent terrorists operations without any direct input from al-Qaeda's high command.

Security sources claim that al-Qaeda is unlikely to send a British passport holder to his death as a suicide bomber in Iraq when he would be far more valuable as a "sleeper" in Britain.

MI5 fears that it is impossible to estimate how many British Muslims have attended training camps over the past decade or how many are back in the UK planning attacks.

Hundreds of thousands of people travel from Britain to Pakistan every year, mostly to visit relatives or do business. The challenge facing the intelligence services, say security sources, is to discover which among them are travelling for "nefarious" reasons.

The warning was made as the Prime Minister is visiting Pakistan, where British terrorists are known to have undergone training.

Security sources have also warned of the danger facing Britain from radicalised Muslims who are currently fighting as part of the insurgency in Iraq.

MI5 assumes that a "backwash" of violence may be unleashed in the UK by British-born Muslims who have been involved the fighting in Iraq.

A security source said: "We may see people who have been ‘blooded’ in Iraq, who are experienced in weapons handling and bomb making, arriving back in this country and they may cause a problem."

Andrew Rowe, a Jamaican convert to Islam who is known to have visited Bosnia in the 1990s, is often cited as an example of a militant Muslim who fought a jihad abroad and returned to Britain to conduct a campaign of terrorism.

Rowe, a drug dealer before his conversion to Islam, became known as the "sock bomber" after he was arrested for carrying socks with traces of high explosives, which police believe had come from mortars. He was jailed for 15 years for possessing material which might be of use to terrorists.

It emerged earlier this month that Dhiren Barot, a Muslim convert who was jailed for 40 years for plotting to kill thousands of people in Britain and America, had attended a training camp in Pakistan and was subsequently recruited as a sleeper agent by al-Qaeda. Whitehall sources said he typified the threat now facing Britain.

At least two of the bombers involved in the attacks on London on July 7 last year are also known to have visited terrorist training camps in Pakistan.

Last week Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, the head of MI5, gave warning that it was just a matter of time before Britain was attacked with a chemical, biological or radiological weapon.

She said that up to 1,600 terrorists in the UK were involved in 30 "priority one" plots. Whitehall sources have admitted that it was impossible for MI5, given its current level of resources — it has 2,800 staff — to disrupt every terrorist plot being hatched against Britain

The source said:

"MI5 would have to be the size of the Stasi (the 100,000-strong East German secret state police during the Cold War) to have a chance of stopping every possible attack and, even then, it would be unlikely that it would succeed."

Wild Thing's comment......

From the other stories coming out of the UK I have a feeling that M15 is fighting an uphill battle with their warnings and information they are putting out. I hope not, but when we read of how they cave in to the Muslims demands etc. we need to learn from them too on how NOT to let the terrorists take over here as they have done in the UK.

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Harrods Bars Uniformed Soldiers

Harrods bans soldiers on Poppy Day

Their pathetic, incredible explanation: The store has stood by their dress policy, saying:

“There is a long-standing tradition at Harrods that would normally preclude customers who are wearing non-civilian attire from entering the store. “A lot of people assume that somebody in uniform is either there on official duty, which could cause them alarm, or they assume they’re a member of staff and ask them where the lavatories are and so on.”

A serving Army officer was banned from entering Harrods on Remembrance Day in case his uniform upset other shoppers.

Lieutenant Daniel Lenherr had just taken part in a parade honouring Britain's war dead when the London department store turned him away at the door.

The security guard told him other customers might be intimidated by the uniform.

The 26-year-old soldier, who serves in the 1st regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery, had been at commemorations in Hyde Park Corner last weekend when he decided to visit the shop with his wife Michelle and their one-year-old son.

Mrs Lenherr, who lives in Tidworth, Hampshire, said:

"We were horrified when we were refused entry on a day when we honoured the men who sacrificed so much for our freedom. I find it sad this can happen."

The store has stood by their dress policy, saying:

"There is a long-standing tradition at Harrods that would normally preclude customers who are wearing non-civilian attire from entering the store.
"A lot of people assume that somebody in uniform is either there on official duty, which could cause them alarm, or they assume they're a member of staff and ask them where the lavatories are and so on."

But the shop came under fire for its ban.

Shadow Defence Minister Mark Harper said:

"It's an outrageous slap in the face to our Armed Forces who are serving our country around the world. On Remembrance Sunday it's even more of an insult. I cannot see any legitimate reason for a shop not to let in members of the Armed Forces in uniform."

And Thomas Carter MBE, a former Warrant Officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, said Mr Lenherr had been treated disgracefully.

The 78-year-old said:

"Harrods' policy is a load of rubbish. It treats members of the Armed Forces as sixth-rate citizens. It definitely makes it worse that it was on Remembrance Sunday, as that's the day everybody wears uniform."

Rival department stores Selfridges and Harvey Nichols said they had no problem with service personnel entering their stores in uniform.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Harrod's is owned by Saudi arms-dealer Adnan Khashoggi or Mohamed el Fayed I think. So I guess it should not be surprising to anyone. It sitll makes me angry though. They should have said, 'welcome, we're glad you're here, and 20% off everything as a thanks for your service to the nation.'

Maybe the Bobbies should let it be known that they won't go in while wearing uniforms either. That way the criminal element will get the idea that it is open season at Harrods.

"Sorry old chap. Can't come in, against policy you see. No, can't start a formal investigation either without crime-scene interviews. Carry on now!"......maybe something like that should start happening.

But also let's not forget that our institutions of so called higher learning (Harvard, Berkeley, etc) do not allow ROTC or military recruiters on campus. Now THAT really pisses me off!!!!

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Our Troops

Rough sea landing

Pacific Ocean (Nov. 10, 2006) - Pilots hover in an SH-60B Seahawk assigned to the "Wolfpack" of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron Light Four Five (HSL-45) while waiting for the perfect time to land aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88) during rough seas. Preble is currently participating in Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX). U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ron Reeves

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November 18, 2006

KGB's New Legacy - Russia's Top Business School

"This is brilliant plan, Fearless Leader-instead of killing Moose and Squirrel,
we come up with better marketing strategy!"


The KGB's new legacy -- Russia's top business school?
Former spies becoming senior executives

MOSCOW -- The appointment of a former KGB agent to a top post at Russian energy giant OAO Gazprom this week highlights the growing roles former spies have in the country's business world, analysts say.

"Since 2003, there has been a tendency of placing former KGB people in the economy," said Olga Krishtanovskaya, who heads up a study centre on Russia's elites at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow.

Valery Golubyev, who was promoted to become Gazprom's deputy chief executive officer on Wednesday, is one of three out of the 17 members of the management board of the state-controlled company to have worked for the KGB.

Like President Vladimir Putin, who worked as a KGB agent in Germany and later became head of Russia's FSB secret service, Mr. Golubyev also worked for the mayor's office in the northern city of Saint Petersburg in the 1990s.

Gazprom's two other ex-KGB board members, according to their official biographies published on the company's website, are Sergei Ushakov, another deputy CEO, and Konstantin Chuichenko, head of the legal department.

But "many" other employees of Gazprom, which is one of the world's biggest companies and has been taking an ever greater role in European and world markets, also come from the KGB, Ms. Krishtanovskaya said.

"They don't necessarily highlight that in their biographies," she added.

For Yulia Latynina, a political commentator, the new appointment at Gazprom is a sign that the Kremlin is moving to undermine potential critical voices in the business world.

"The most interesting thing about this phenomenon is not so much that so-and-so is from the KGB, but that the authorities are slowly getting rid of anyone not considered as their own," Ms. Latynina told AFP.

Alexander Ryazanov, whom Mr. Golubyev replaces, was seen as too independent.

The Vedomosti business daily yesterday quoted a top Gazprom manager as saying Mr. Ryazanov had "too independent a position on many questions and didn't consistently carry out the leadership's orders."

Ms. Krishtanovskaya agreed that the tendency in Russia in recent years has been towards ever greater centralization of the economy under the watchful eye of the Kremlin.

"Under Putin, there has been a reimposition of a centralizing system, with the Kremlin controlling everything, including the economy," said Ms. Krishtanovskaya, who has written about the growing power of former military officers and spies.
"This control is not 100 per cent like in Soviet times but it concerns the major strategic companies, like Gazprom or Rosneft," another state-controlled firm that is the second biggest oil producer in Russia, Ms. Krishtanovskaya added.

The key figure in this control system, the analyst said, is Igor Sechin, a former KGB agent who is now both deputy head of the presidential administration and chairman of the board of OAO Rosneft.

In another possible sign of the rising influence of the intelligence community, Mr. Sechin hired a young adviser in September, Andrei Patrushev -- son of FSB director Nikolai Patrushev.

Wild Thing's comment....

Sometimes it feels as if the whole last 15 years were vanishing and we are morphing into the 1970's and 1980's! Between this and then the Dems and their calling up McGovern.

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Students Uncover Hidden Messages in School Work

Controversial Assignment Leads To Teacher's Resignation

SMITHFIELD, N.C. -- A Spanish teacher at Smithfield-Selma Senior High School resigned this week after handing out an assignment that some students and parents said teaches hate.

Khalid Chahhou, who was in his first year of teaching in Johnston County, gave students a worksheet in which they were to translate words and find them within a word-search puzzle.

Some students started uncovering strange words in the process.

"There were words like 'kill,' then I saw it said 'destroy America,'" Eric Herrera said.

As they read on, students found the puzzle contained a paragraph that contained the following phrases:

* "Sharon killed a lot of innocent people," a possible reference to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.

* "Palestine is not a terrorist group."

* "Allah help destroy this body of evil making humanity miserable."

"It was kind of scary at first to think about, you know, your own teacher in your own school that is teaching you," Herrera said.

School administrators said they confronted Chahhou about an unidentified concern Wednesday and he resigned.

"The situation surrounding the resignation has prompted us to call the proper authorities," said Crystal Roberts, the spokeswoman for Johnston County Schools.

The Johnston County Sheriff's Office reviewed the complaint, but investigators said they don't see any reason to file criminal charges or contact other agencies.

Chahhou, who also teaches Arabic at a religious school affiliated with the Islamic Association of Cary, told WRAL in a telephone interview that students got the wrong message from the assignment.

"When I made the assignment, I was upset and angry about a story I recently saw on the news. If any message appears, it is more of a message to myself, not to my students. I never meant to hurt or upset any students or parents," he said.

You can go here and click on the image of the puzzle at the articles url HERE to watch the video.

Wild Thing's comment.....

I say BS to the teacher (he said it was a message to himself) , he darn well knew what he was doing and what the finished puzzle would say. The video at the link gives more detail. I am proud of the kids that brought up what the teacher had done. It was a sly move on the teachers part and the asshole got caught, GOOD!

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Islam In America

Glenn Beck is a talk show host on radio and also now on one of the news channels as well. Beck took a call from a member of the Islamic Thinker’s Society of New York. I have posted about these people three other times. As you remember they have held rallies in New York. They have threatened to have a mushroom cloud hanging over the White House and other attacks on America.

Some call it Racidal Islam, I call it Islam. And it's followers are my enemy.

Vinnie took the audio of that call and converted it to video format to facilitate easier posting. Due to size and time constraints, the audio is in two parts. The image that goes along with the audio comes from an Islamic Thinker’s rally held in New York City to protest the Mohammed cartoons.

Please listen to both segments.

Part One

Part Two

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November 17, 2006

Universities Given 'how-to' Guide For Fighting Islam

Universities given 'how-to' guide for fighting violent Islam
Times Online. UK

The Government today issued explicit guidelines aimed at tackling violent Islamist extremism on Britain's university campuses.

A 20-page booklet aimed at university Vice Chancellors and principals of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) advises campus administrators how best to resist extremist groups and preachers attempting to radicalise their students and commit themselves to violent jihad.

The document, following general guidelines issued last year to tackle all forms of extremism among students, contains several "real life" scenarios specifically aimed at targeting Islamism.

As well a definition of "violent extremism in the name of Islam", the guidelines describe various pieces of anti-terrorism legislation that might be relevant to controlling extremist groups.

The scenarios described in the booklet include the invitation of a preacher suspected of justifying terrorist attacks against British civilians; the taking over of an Islamic prayer room; and the radicalising of an Islamic students group, in which moderate members are frozen out and bullied into electing hardline leaders.

In another case, "a member of teaching staff has raised concerns with university authorities about some literature that was left lying around in a university room in which she took a tutorial group.

"Some leaflets were written in English, and others appeared to be in Arabic. She reported that the literature in English had titles such as ‘Who is a legitimate target?’ and ‘From Jihad to a new world order."

Wild Thing's comment......

No need for a 2 page booklet, just shoot them. Use the I May Tag machine.

See Islam get violent
Shoot the terrorists

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Al-Qaeda: Kill the Christians ~ And? They sure like to say that!

Al-Qaeda: Kill the Christians
Frontpage Mag.
An al-Qaeda manual made a surprise reappearance on October 31st in a new repackaged, reformatted edition on an online jihadi forum associated with the terrorist organization.

The manual, A Guide for the Undecided on the Legitimacy of Killing Christians, (Irshad al-Hayara fi Ibahat Dimaa al-Nasara) made its first appearance back in September 2002, published by the al-Qaeda “think tank,” the now defunct Center for Islamic Research and Study, in their bi-weekly magazine, Sawt al-Jihad (The Voice of Jihad). Translated excerpts from the 56-page manual, authored by Hafid Abu-Basir, are available from the Site Institute.

But republication of this manual in a new format has counter-terrorism officials concerned that it’s re-release might be a sign of forthcoming terror attacks directed at Americans. In Chapter 15 of the document, Abu-Basir offers encouragement to dispirited Muslims that fresh attacks against the American infidels are forthcoming:

Beloved ones, I bring you the great, joyful news, which is the coming attack in America, with the permission of Allah, in a new wonderful method. America will be shocked once more, and this time Bush of the infidels will cry again.

The Guide for the Undecided is an extensive theological warrant deeply rooted in Quranic and Hadith sources for the killing of Americans based on what the author alleges are historical wrongs committed by America against Muslims worldwide.

An entire section of the work, “Al-Umariyah Conditions,” (Chapter 9) is dedicated to explaining that the only proper role for Christians and Jews are as subjected and submissive dhimmis – legal non-persons.

It also provides justification for attacks directed at Muslim allies and Islamic governments working with the U.S. government and thoroughly rejects any coexistence with America.

Wild Thing's comment....

Wow Just in time for the holidays. Is that going to put a crimp in that "religion of peace" thingy we keep hearing about? Isn't it nice that we now have a representative of this group in Congress?? sheesh I hate to think what it will take to have most of the people rue the day we played PC instead of looking our for America. Thank God for Conservatives at least we have our eyes wide open about this stuff. And we are a lot stronger then the weak lefties.

So the jihadists and the left have almost the same goals.
Jihadists: kill the Christians
Left: eliminate Christianity
both are a danger to our way of life.

Hey Al-Qaeda I am not going to be hiding under the bed.

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Bush Arrives in Vietnam for APEC Meeting

A street vendor walks past a welcoming poster for US business delegation to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings hung up on the main gate of Hanoi's General Tourism Company Office in Hanoi. US President George W. Bush will not be able to deliver on his pledge to restore normal trade ties with Vietnam

An elderly woman rides past a banner welcoming US President George W.Bush to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Hanoi. The US House of Representatives rejected a bill aimed at normalizing trade relations with Vietnam despite calls by Bush's administration to pass it ahead of his visit to Vietnam (AFP/Saeed Khan)

Vietnam is hosting the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting, its largest ever international event.
The communist host nation, which has enjoyed East Asia's fastest economic growth after China and is due to join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) next month, hopes the meeting will symbolise its arrival on the world stage.

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung promised the country is open for business, speaking after the world's largest chip maker Intel said Friday it would pour one billion dollars into a plant it is building in Ho Chi Minh City.

Trade negotiators from around the world were set late Thursday to approve the terms of Vietnam's admission to the World Trade Organization, but the biggest winners from its entry are likely to be European and Asian companies, not American ones.

Now let me also show you this ( notge the date of each, one is this year one is last year).................

American Soldiers Again Serving in Vietnam

November 5, 2006: After over 30 years, U.S. Army troops are returning to Vietnam. These training specialists will help to upgrade the combat capabilities of the Vietnamese forces. Because American troops are now the most combat experienced in the world, they are much in demand as trainers. Vietnam, on the other hand, has not seen combat since 1979, when there was a brief border war with China. There, the combat experienced Vietnamese beat up on the Chinese, who had not been in large scale combat (there had been some border skirmishes with Russia and India) since the 1950s.

The Vietnam live in fear of another Chinese invasion. Not because relations with China are currently frosty, they aren't, but because China and Vietnam have been feuding for about a thousand years. Vietnam was originally founded by Chinese fleeing the rule of the Chinese empire. Over the centuries, Chinese troops have occasionally entered Vietnam, trying to bring the area under Chinese rule. That potential, at least for many Vietnamese, remains, and thus the desire to have some American military trainers visit, and impart whatever combat wisdom they might have. The Chinese, as always, have the numerical advantage, so the Vietnamese want to gain a qualitative edge.

Deputy Prime Minister of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Vu Khoan (CQ)

U.S. military specialists headed to Vietnam
June 23, 2005
U.S. military specialists will return to Vietnam to train its soldiers 30 years after the end of the Vietnam War, this time offering medical, technical and language support under an agreement struck with the Pentagon during Prime Minister Phan Van Khai's visit to Washington.

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Khoan told editors and reporters at a breakfast interview yesterday at The Washington Times that under the International Military Education and Training (IMET) agreement.

Mr. Khoan emphatically denied that any live American prisoners of war remain in Vietnam. Several U.S. POW/MIA groups disagree. The lobby group Rolling Thunder Inc. said the last sighting of a live American POW in Vietnam occurred in the late 1990s.

"There are "absolutely no" POWs living in Vietnam, the deputy prime minister said.

Defense spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Greg Hicks said that details of the IMET working-level proposal still had to be worked out.

"Both sides see this as another step in the development of normal bilateral military relations," he said, adding that the agreement "will open the door to more exchanges and opportunities of mutual value."
"It could include a more robust military-to-military relationship," said Cmdr. Hicks. He declined to give further details. But the deputy prime minister said there was no desire to talk about establishing U.S. bases in Vietnam.

Mr. Khoan laughed at the idea that there were any American POWs left alive in Vietnam.

November 10th. 2006
....Communist Vietnam has imprisoned 3 U.S. Citizens now visiting there for "Terrorism." A Terrorist is defined by Communist Vietnam as anyone who wants a Regime Change there. The last time Communist Vietnam recently did this it was forced to release its jailed U.S. Citizen. through hard public and political pressure from America. They had been jailed without charges for more than a year, prompting Washington to pressure Hanoi to move forward swiftly and fairly.

The three Americans were convicted by a Vietnamese court on terrorism charges Friday after being accused of trying to take over radio airwaves and call for an uprising against the communist government.

President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice plan to visit Vietnam next week for the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. Both countries had been eager to resolve the case before Vietnam's biggest-ever international event begins.

The defendants faced punishments ranging from 12 years in prison to execution, but prosecutors sought lesser terms, saying the defendants had repented and had no previous criminal records.

It is highly unusual for Vietnam to give a lenient sentence for national security crimes, especially in such a high-profile case. But the quick resolution to the diplomatically sensitive trial could end a distraction from APEC and Vietnam's entrance into the World Trade Organization, which was approved this week.

All on trial were accused of plotting to smuggle radio equipment into Vietnam to broadcast a call for a revolution to topple the government.

An indictment said the scheme was hatched by the Government of Free Vietnam, a California-based organization that the Vietnamese government considers a terrorist group.

It is one of many anti-communist groups founded by Vietnamese refugees in the United States. Many of its leaders are soldiers of the former South Vietnamese Army who fled Vietnam after the war ended in 1975.

Wild Thing's comment......

So now what 40 years we are going to ally with Osama Bin Laden??!!?? Of course we all know Kerry was in Vietnam not serving but self-serving, and he was on the wrong side....he sure as hell was not on our side....he never has been.

Allying with all these shady banana republics just to contain China may come to bite us back in the rear.

It would be nice for the families of the unaccounted for American POW's & MIA's from the Viet Nam war if Bush would demand an accounting from the Vietnamese Commies.

OK now about our American soldiers serving in Vietnam. Vietnam is a communist country. I can't even type what I think here I am so ticked off about this. Going by the dates, apparently first we sent specialists to Vietnam in 2005, now we are sending troops according to the article dated 2006.

This POS piece of flesh by the name of Vu Khoan is a liar. I know so what else is knew about Communist's. I hate him and there is no other way to say it.

I don't like this and I don't understand, not even a little. I would have nothing to do with Vietnam until they return every POW and answer the questions that they keep telling lies about. We shouldn't help the piss ants or build them up even if they've unilaterally surrendered.

My POW page at my website.

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Carter Could Lead U.N. Investigation of Israel

Lillian, you should have stayed a virgin!

Carter Could Lead U.N. Investigation of Israel
The New York Sun


As Palestinian Arab rockets struck two Israeli towns yesterday, U.N. bodies prepared to launch no fewer than two overlapping "fact-finding" missions to second-guess Israel's anti-terrorist tactics.

President Carter could head one of those missions.

The U.N. General Assembly is expected to convene a special emergency session tomorrow to deal with the November 8 Israel Defense Force artillery strike on the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun, which killed 19 civilians.

A draft resolution for the assembly session calls on the U.N. secretary-general to establish a fact-finding mission into the event and requests that he report back to the assembly in a month.

And yesterday in Geneva, the U.N. Human Rights Council, which in its five months of existence has failed to pass one resolution on any country other than Israel, concluded its third emergency session on the Jewish state.

In the session's resolution, the council called on its president, Ambassador Alfonso de Alba of Mexico, to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate the incident at Beit Hanoun.

A diplomat in Geneva who requested anonymity said the sponsors of the resolution are planning to ask Mr. Carter to head the investigation.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Carter? Mr. Anti Semite pro terror himself running things against Israel? Cripes- if that happens, Israel might just as well surrender now and give up all hope of being a nation ever again. AND we, as a nation had better prepare for God's wrath on us as well if we abandon support for Israel due to Carter's insistance.

Allowing Carter to investigate Israel is akin to getting Adolf Eichmann investigating the Holocaust.

Jimmy Carter, is a best friend to world tyrants. He has the approval of Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro (soon to be late), the late Yassar Arafat, the late Idi Admin DaDa, Robert Mugabee, Kim Jong II. There is no enemy of America that Carter won't coddle, no friend of America that Carter won't condemn.

We have this kind of nonsense to look forward to for the next 2 years. Jimmy Carter and McGovern, so far.

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November 16, 2006

Pelosi Splits Democrats With Push For Murtha

Speaker-to-Be Accused Of Strong-Arm Tactics

Thursday, November 16, 2006
Washington Post

A showdown over the House majority leader's post today has Democrats bitterly divided only a week after their party took control of Congress and has prompted numerous complaints that Speaker-designate Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and her allies are using strong-arm tactics and threats to try to elect Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.) to the job.

Murtha, 74, a former Marine who was among the first on Capitol Hill to call for a U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq, may have hurt his own chances Tuesday night when he derided the Democrats' ethics and lobbying package before saying he will push for its passage anyway out of deference to Pelosi. His statement, at a gathering of conservative "Blue Dog" Democrats, was cited by backers of his rival, Rep. Steny H. Hoyer (Md.), as further proof that Murtha's controversial ethics record disqualifies him to lead the party in a new political era.

Pelosi's aggressive intervention on behalf of Murtha has baffled and angered many Democrats, who think she has unnecessarily put her reputation on the line out of misplaced loyalty to a friend and because of a long-standing feud with Hoyer, the minority whip. Pelosi has pushed Murtha's candidacy at social events, in private meetings and with incoming freshman Democrats; they have been called to her office to discuss committee assignments, only to hear first that she needs Murtha in order to be an effective leader.

Wild Thing's comment......

I thought a lot about this and I agree with Rush Limbaugh. This is hilarious!!!!!

From Rush Liombaugh....

"We want him there, folks, we want him in the Democrat leadership because we want the Democrats to be who they are -- especially after all this, we want Murtha elected. I therefore today endorse the candidacy of Jack Murtha to be the number two Democrat in the House of Representatives.

This is his time and now his own party is trying to savage him, not because they're worried about him, but because they're worried about themselves. Well, they're saying he was almost a crook, but, see, the difference is, it was okay to be a crook before the election but it's not okay to be a crook after the election when you want to be in the Senate Democrat leadership. This man, Jack Murtha, held out as some kind of icon on all of the Sunday shows without a whiff of comment about any of these scandals, the Abscam scandal, the earmarks, the funny money back and forth with his family and lobbyists and so forth. That's because Murtha was useful to them during the campaign.

By the way, the Democrats owe this man. He was the one that first stuck his thick neck out there and demanded that we retreat and get out of Iraq. He was the architect of the cut-and-run policy that the American people have now endorsed with the election to power of Democrats in the House and Senate, and this is the way they show their gratitude?

This man was a Vietnam vet. We're not allowed to look any further; we're not allowed to ask any more questions. I mean, we all know that if Jack Murtha had been a conservative, none of that would have mattered. It would have been the ethically challenged Murtha prior to the election. These guys have had this tape of him with the FBI and Abscam, and they didn't play it on their Nightly News segments last night. This is amazing to me.

This is a guy who wants the number two job in the House of Representatives. He's being supported by the speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi. Speaking of her, notice this, ladies and gentlemen. Pelosi is being criticized for starting the fight about Murtha but not for backing an unethical hack who came within an eyelash of being indicted. He was an unindicted coconspirator. He's probably now the second most famous unindicted coconspirator in the history of American political scandal.

Now, Pelosi is being criticized for taking a position. She's supposed to stay out of this race. She's not being criticized for backing an unethical hack. Now, if Murtha's ethical lapses are so deep and numerous, as they obviously are, then why was he fit to be reelected?

Everybody is trying to feed off him, and now they're trying to get rid of the guy who is their true star, Jack Murtha, more than any Democrat, told us who they are. It's a close contest, but he's in -- and for that reason, he needs to stay in a position of prominence. "

Wild Thing's comment continued.....

Y'all heard it from Rush: He's endorsed John Murtha! You know what this means? Jack's OUR BOY - our b*tch! As they say. hahahaha Now watch as the Democrats swiftboat him from the leadership. A Democrat like Sheikh Down Murtha being endorsed gasp! a conservative is a like the kiss of death!

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Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds

Kucinich Calls for Cutting Off Iraq War Funds

"That’s the only way we’re going to end this war."

Nov 15, 2006

Congressman Kucinich called Wednesday for cutting off funding of the Iraq war, as the surest way out of Iraq. His statements were made in an interview by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.

"I want to say that there's one solution here, and it's not to engage in a debate with the President, who has taken us down a path of disaster in Iraq, but it's for Congress to assume the full power that it has under the Constitution to cut off funds. We don't need to keep indulging in this debate about what to do, because as long as we keep temporizing, the situation gets worse in Iraq."
"We have to determine that the time has come to cut off funds. There’s enough money in the pipeline to achieve the orderly withdrawal that Senator McGovern is talking about. But cut off funds, we must. That's the ultimate power of the Congress, the power of the purse. That's how we'll end this war, and that’s the only way we’re going to end this war."
"We need to shift our direction."
"We have to take a whole new approach. We’re spending over $400 billion a year, money that's also needed for healthcare, for education, for job creation, for seniors. We have to take a new look at this. We need to be a strong country, but strength isn't only military. Strength is also the economic strength of the people, their chance to have good neighborhoods. We spend more money than all the countries of the world put together for the military."
"It's time for us to start to shift our vision about who we are as a nation, because if we don't do that -- we’re borrowing money right now to wage the war in Iraq. We’re borrowing money from China. We’re not looking at our trade deficit. We’re not looking at conditions, where people are going bankrupt trying to pay their hospital bills. We need to shift our direction, and the direction has to be away from the continued militarization of the United States society."

Wild Thing's comment.......

Hey Dennis, terrorists watch the news, you know. They are emboldened by your support. Shut the hell up, you lily-livered coward and crawl back under the rock from whence you came. These people are NOT Americans they are the scum of the earth.

And ah Dennis this is my message to you! CLICK HERE ...taken from the film Pulp Fiction, a quote by Samuel Jackson.

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Kerry Stopped In HIs Tracks By Schumer? ~ Heh Heh

A little later.....

Funny as heck, looks like John was sent to the corner

And this one with NO Kerry showing at all and there is plenty of room. tee hee He's just been eclipsed in this one. Note the shadows of the legs on the pedestal of the statue, and an extra head shadow on the back wall.

What on Earth Did Schumer Say to Kerry?

World News

For anyone who needed more evidence that Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) is out of favor with Democrats, it appeared that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) kicked him out of the Democrats' leadership walk on Tuesday.

As the new Senate leaders departed from the Old Senate Chamber on their way to the Ohio Clock Corridor to talk about their agenda, the election of the leaders, and Iraq, John Kerry -- not a member of the new leadership -- walked out of the room behind new Majority Leader Harry Reid, Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Caucus Secretary Patty Murray and Caucus Vice-Chair Schumer. It is, after all, a public hallway in the Senate.

This reporter was standing with a scrum of journalists as Democrats left their caucus. It appeared that when Schumer noticed Kerry behind him, he turned around said something to Kerry.

We obviously don't know what Schumer said, but Kerry stopped in his tracks, watched the four Democratic leaders walk on without him, and when then he ducked between two of the marble statues in the hallway, which leads from the old Senate Chamber to the new Senate floor. Someone trying to project might say that Schumer had told Kerry to get the heck out of the leadership shot and Kerry, after digesting the request for a moment, did it.

Wild Thing's comment.....

LOL I think this is so funny. The hallway is wide enough so this is kind of a giggle time to see this happen. It may mean nothing but it does make me laugh all the same.

Gosh maybe Kerry forgot to tell Schumer that he was in Vietnam. Yes we know Kerry..."I coulda been a contender"
OH wait, wait....hahaha......Kerry was in the photo before he wasn't in the photo!

Kerry doesn't get mad. He gets even. This is going to get real good real fast.

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Theodore's World Music Selection

I love this song, the intensity of it and the music.

Meat Loaf - I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)

This song has been around for so long. The song reached number one in twenty-eight countries. I always thought it would have been cool to have this song in the soundtrack of Beauty & The Beast? Haha.. perhaps the future version? That’d be really cool. It’s also based on Phantom of the Opera.

The song was released in 1993 as the first single from the album Bat out of Hell II: Back into Hell.

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November 15, 2006

Ahmadinejad: Iran Willing to Talk If U.S. Changes

Ahmadinejad Opens Door to Talks If U.S. 'Corrects Behavior'

Fox News

TEHRAN, Iran — President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad boasted Tuesday that Iran will soon have mastered the production of nuclear fuel, but he added the country was far from producing enough fuel to power its Russian-built reactor.

Addressing a press conference, Ahmadinejad claimed that the world had finally accepted that Iran has the complete cycle of fuel production — from mining uranium to enriching it to the level required for consumption in a nuclear power plant.

"Initially, they were very angry," Ahmadinejad said, referring to the United States and EU powers that have protested Iran's enrichment of uranium. "The reason was clear: They basically wanted to monopolize nuclear power in order to rule the world and impose their will on nations.

The U.S. and its European allies are currently negotiating with Russia and China over a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would penalize Iran for its refusal to respect an Aug. 31 deadline for a cessation of enrichment. Russia and China — which have extensive trade with Iran — are rejecting the harsh sanctions that the Western allies want to impose.

Ahmadinejad said Iran would talk to the United States if it behaves correctly, but he did not spell out what he expects Washington to do.

"We will talk to the U.S. government under certain conditions. Should it correct its behavior, we will talk to them," he said when asked whether his government would talk to Washington "about various issues."

The comment was the highest-level statement by Iran in recent months that it is willing to talk to the country which it has long demonized as "the Great Satan." Iran has twice proposed talks with the United States— in March and on Nov. 5.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Ahmadinejad: Please tell us what behavior is offensive to you so we can keep doing it. Wnat a bunch of bunk! haha Don't hold your breath Ahmadinejad.

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Abramoff Ready To Flip On Senate Dems

Abramoff ready to flip on Senate Dems, Rove (6-8 Dem Senators)

ABC News

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.

Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."

Abramoff has been meeting almost daily in secret locations around Washington with Justice Department investigators who are examining thousands of e-mails and documents, according to sources close to the investigation. The convicted lobbyist was spotted in downtown Washington, D.C., yesterday, carrying a computer laptop case.

But the prosecutors' easy access to Abramoff has now ended.

After granting several delays, the federal judge in Florida, who sentenced Abramoff to six years for fraud in a casino boat gambling scheme, has ordered him to report to prison tomorrow.

ABC News has learned that the court has granted a request from prosecutors that Abramoff be incarcerated at the closest prison to Washington, D.C., the Federal Correction Institute in Cumberland, Md., where Abramoff is expected to report tomorrow.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Harry Reid will be one of the nervous ones about this. Now that does make me smile.

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November 14, 2006

Muqtada Al-Sadr Update

Cleric al-Sadr may hold Iraq's future in his hands

BAGHDAD — Muqtada al-Sadr, the anti-American cleric has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in Iraq, commanding a large militia and a growing political organization.

"I believe that the Mahdi Army continues to pose a threat," Sen. John McCain said in Arizona last week. "I believe al-Sadr has to be taken out."

That may not be realistic. "There are no good options in dealing with al-Sadr," says Wayne White, who formerly headed the State Department's Iraq intelligence team and is now at the Middle East Institute. "He has grown too powerful to be addressed in any reasonable way."

As President Bush and the Democrats in charge of a new Congress plot a new direction in Iraq, al-Sadr remains a huge obstacle unless the Iraqi government does what it has been unwilling or unable to do so far: neutralize him through political negotiations or a military confrontation.

His political group, for example, controls the Health Ministry and has used it to harbor death squads, infiltrate hospitals and punish al-Sadr's enemies, says Ayad al-Samarrai, the deputy chairman of the Iraqi Islamic Party, a Sunni group.

The U.S. military estimates the Mahdi Army has between 6,000 and 10,000 militants in Baghdad. Al-Sadr's militia and al-Qaeda in Iraq are among the groups most responsible for religious warfare, according to the latest Defense Department report to Congress.

The Bush administration has urged the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to confront Shiite militias, including al-Sadr's Mahdi Army. Al-Maliki, who relies on al-Sadr for political support, has been slow to act, saying it may not be until next year before militias are disarmed. Al-Sadr's support was instrumental in putting al-Maliki in power.

Because of al-Sadr, "Al-Maliki was able to become prime minister despite the fact that other political parties had gained more seats in parliament," says Vali Nasr, author of The Shia Revival. "He is al-Sadr's prime minister."

U.S. troops say a two-story complex linked to the al-Sadr organization in a nearby neighborhood also is being used as an illegal detention center. "Torturing, killing, everything under the sun happens there," says 2nd Lt. David Michael Stroud, a platoon leader with the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry. "It's the heart of darkness."

The complex is considered a "no-touch" zone, since it's aligned with al-Sadr, Stroud says. U.S. and Iraqi army units often need Iraqi government permission before raiding government offices. The Shiite-dominated government sometimes is reluctant to allow raids of al-Sadr associates. "It makes it difficult if someone is sponsoring or being complicit with criminal activity who's in a government position," Smiley says. "It disrupts the essentials to making progress."

Al-Maliki's government has targeted some Mahdi Army officials, and Iraqi security forces have clashed with the militants several times this year. In August, U.S. and Iraqi troops, working on a tip about a kidnapping ring, raided the Health Ministry offices and arrested five of al-Shemari's bodyguards.

Wild Thing's comment......

I sure hope our troops will be told to take this guy out and soon. Not sure how that works if they have to have the OK first with this kind of a hit, or not, or if he could be just sort of an oops we got him too. But I vote to take him out and not as a prisoner. Just get rid of this jerk. He is nothing but trouble and if our troops do get pulled out of Iraq, to leave this horrible person alive will escalate the worst possible situation immediately.

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F/A-18F Super Hornet

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the "Diamondbacks" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Zero Two (VFA-102) completes a super-sonic flyby as part of an air power demonstration for visitors aboard USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). VFA-102 is one of the nine squadrons and detachments assigned to Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) and embarked aboard Kitty Hawk. Kitty Hawk and CVW-5 is currently deployed off the coast of southern Japan on a scheduled deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class HXXXXXXX

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Democrats to Bush ~ Don't Propose Judges Against Abortion

Democrats Tell President Bush: Don't Propose Judges Against Abortion

Washington, DC

Now that the elections have given them control of the Senate, leading Democrats on judicial issues have a message for President Bush. They don't want him to send up for confirmation any judges who would be hostile to legalized abortion or they plan vote down or filibuster them.

Democrats now have 51 votes in the Senate and will likely have a slim one vote majority on the Senate Judiciary Committee when Congress starts its new session in January.

Though they technically have enough votes on the panel and in the Senate to defeat any Bush judicial pick, they may still have a tough time keeping their caucus together as some moderate Democrats joined a group of Republicans in making sure filibusters weren't used to hold up nominees.

But leading pro-abortion Democrats tell Bush he needs to pick someone without a record opposed to abortion in order to get judges -- especially for the Supreme Court -- confirmed in their Senate.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont Democrat, told Newsday that Bush should nominate only "consensus" nominees.

Sen. Charles Schumer, of New York, was more strident and vowed to block any nominee he feels is too extreme on abortion.

"We will do everything in our power to see that that happens," he told Newsday, saying filibusters should be expected. He added that Bush "will have to negotiate with us, because we'll have the majority."

There are no current Supreme Court openings, but pro-abortion Justice John Paul Stevens, who was the subject of retirement speculations shortly before the elections, is 86 years-old and battling significant health problems.

Ruth Bader Ginsberg, another abortion advocate is 73 years-old and has her own health concerns.

Had the GOP kept control of the Senate, the liberal judges may have waited to retire, but they could step down feeling that the chances they would be replaced by a less conservative judge are higher with Democrats heading up the chamber.

How Bush reacts to Democratic control may be seen in whether he chooses to re-nominate six conservative appeals court judges who have yet to be confirmed.

Should a Supreme Court opening develop closer to the 2008 presidential elections, that may put more pressure on Senate Democrats to hold off on confirming a replacement until afterwards.

Wild Thing's comment......

Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/ save trees, geese, algae!!

Total abortions since 1973 -- 44,670,812

Damn Democrats!

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A Digital Cockpit

CLICK image to enlarge to see detail

For the troops, a little humor....... a digital Cockpit.

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November 13, 2006

Jack Palance was a TRUE AMERICAN

Jack Palance aka Vladimir Ivanovich Palaniuk
February 18 1919 to November 10, 2006

Jack Palance came from a different ERA of the Hollywood star.

Jack Palance, the craggy-faced menace in “Shane,” “Sudden Fear” and other films who turned to comedy at 70 years old, with his Oscar-winning self-parody in ''City Slickers,'' died last Friday.

Born in Pennsylvania, of Ukrainian descent and son of a coal miner, Palaniuk worked in the coal mines until the 1930's when he started a career as a professional boxer.

Jack Palance was a professional heavyweight boxer in the early 1940s. Fighting under the name Jack Brazzo, Palance a product of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, won his first 15 fights, 12 by knockout before losing a 4th round decision to future heavyweight contender Joe Baksi on Dec. 17, 1940.

With the outbreak of World War II, he headed the call to action. So Jack Palance's ended his boxing career and his military career began. He received the purple heart, good conduct medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Jack joined the US Navy as a pilot. He was sent to the UK where he participated in bombing runs throughout the European theater. In 1943, his B-17 crashed in England on its way home from a mission. He received injuries when bailing of out a crashing plane and suffering burns over his face that required multiple plastic surgeries.

He was discharged from the US military in 1944.

He then went on with schooling and graduated from Stanford University in 1947 with a B.A. in Drama and pretty much instantly wound up on Broadway.

He spoke Ukrainian, Russian, Italian, Spanish, French and English.

When you compare today's "leading men" to people like Jack Palance, Robery Ryan, Steve McQueen, William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Burt Lancaster (personal favorite),Gregory Peck, James Coburn, Richard Widmark (another personal favorite) and others of their era, the current crop are wussie-boys by comparison.

Cinemaphiles in the 22nd century will no doubt be puzzled by the drop off in testosterone and male star power and cinematic presence after the 1970's.

And there is this Memorable Oscar momement many will never forget about him as well.

When Jack Palance won the best supporting actor award in 1991 for his role in "City Slickers," he demonstrated his virility by performing one-armed pushups on stage.

My husband worked with Jack Palance years ago and I got to meet him. He was such a fine man, very easy to talk to and very kind.

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Democrats Want Withdrawl in 4 -6 Months

Start U.S. Iraq withdrawal in 4-6 months: Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats, who won majorities in the U.S. Congress in last week's elections, said on Sunday they will push for a phased withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq to begin in four to six months.

"The first order of business is to change the direction of Iraq policy," said Sen. Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat who is expected to be chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee in the new Congress.

Levin, on ABC's "This Week," said he hoped some Republicans would emerge to join Democrats and press the administration of President George W. Bush to tell the Iraqi government that U.S. presence was "not open-ended."

Bush has insisted that U.S. troops would not leave Iraq until the Iraqis were able to take over security for their country.

"We need to begin a phased redeployment of forces from Iraq in four to six months," Levin said.

Speaking on the same program, Sen. Joseph Biden, a Delaware Democrat who is expected to head the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he supported Levin's proposal for a withdrawal.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Just thinking about how ironic all of this is....... they are talking about phased withdrawal. Meanwhile, in real life, we have eleven warships steaming to the gulf to counter Iranian bids to form an alliance. And Israeli intelligence says Syria is planning war with rearmed Hezbollah.

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Leahy Wans To Restore Habeas Corpus for Terrorists

Leahy aims at restoring habeas corpus

United Press International

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A battle is shaping up between Democrats and the White House over the Military Commissions Act, signed into law last month by President George W. Bush.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is expected to take over as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and The (Calif.) Daily Journal reports that Leahy is drafting a bill to undo portions of the new law in an effort to restore habeas corpus rights for enemy combatants.

A spokeswoman for Leahy told the newspaper the bill would be intended to repeal portions of the law that prevent some detainees from pursuing federal court challenges to the government's authority to hold them indefinitely.

Spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler told the newspaper the goal is to "try and do something to reverse the damage."

Scott L. Silliman, Director of the Center for Law, Ethics and National Security at Duke University School of Law, told the newspaper an attempt to amend the law could set up a partisan showdown in Congress, and possibly a presidential veto.

Civil rights attorneys filed a constitutional challenge to the act after Bush signed it Oct. 17, the Journal said.

Wild Thing's comment.......

In 1996, Clinton signed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act which makes it more difficult for murder defendants to have their habeas corpus appeals heard in federal court.

So American citizens (albeit murderers) will have a difficult time having their habeas corpus appeals heard, but terrorists will be granted the RIGHT! God help us!

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Pelosi Backs Murtha for Majority Leader


Pelosi Backs Murtha for Majority Leader

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), "in line to become Speaker in January, is throwing her support to Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) in the race for Majority Leader, a move that will be an early test of her influence and will weigh heavily on Murtha's contest with Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) for the post," Roll Call reports.

"Pelosi, in a letter distributed Sunday to newly elected House Democrats, wrote that Murtha's outspoken opposition to the war in Iraq helped change the electoral campaign for the House this fall."

The Hill: "Her endorsement has the potential to turn the race, especially if she chooses to campaign on Murtha’s behalf. Pelosi’s decision to back Murtha is the most significant move she has made since Democrats scored a historic victory on Election Day."

But wait let's do some looking back................

Friday, January 6, 2006 3:40 p.m. EST

Nothing to Fear but Victory Itself
Rep. John Murtha of Pennsylvania, who became a media darling in November by calling for immediate withdrawal from Iraq (though he voted against his own proposal when Republicans brought it to the House floor), elaborated on his views last night, reports National Review's Byron York:

Representative John Murtha, the Pennsylvania Democrat who has come to national prominence since his call for a quick withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, said Thursday night that he worries about "a slow withdrawal which makes it look like there's a victory."

Appearing at a town meeting in Arlington, Virginia, with fellow Democratic Rep. James Moran, Murtha said, "A year ago, I said we can't win this militarily, and I got all kinds of criticism." Now, Murtha told the strongly antiwar audience, "I worry about a slow withdrawal which makes it look like there's a victory when I think it should be a redeployment as quickly as possible and let the Iraqis handle the whole thing."

Does anyone still want to say it is unfair to characterize Murtha as rooting for American defeat?

Wild Thing's comment.......

After they start feeding America to the terrorists, and march onward to their goal of socialism and moral degradation, maybe the rest of our fellow Americans will finally get their heads out of the sand, or their arse, and realize what the party of Democrats has in mind for their future.

ABSCAM ABSCAM ABSCAM ABSCAM ........ well just a little reminder.

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November 12, 2006

Sing It Frankie

Click image above to hear the song

Strangers on my flight,
turbans they're packin'.
Wonderin' if they might,
plan a hijacking.
They could pull a stunt,
before this flight is through.

Something's on their minds.
I saw them mutter.
What that in their hands?
Looks like box cutters,
I'm gonna kick some ass,
if they make a move.

Strangers on my flight.
Two smelly people,
and they're not talking right;
and in a moment,
I will grab a baseball bat;
and that will be that.
Swing like Joe DiMaggio,
and rip them both a new a-hole.

And if they pick a fight,
and try to screw us,
I'll punch out their lights,
just like Joe Louis.
It would feel so right,
for strangers on my flight.

Ratta Tat Tat Tat,
Budda Bing Bang Boom,
Zooma Zooma Zoom.

Send those bastards to the moon...

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Iran's Khamenei All Warm and Fuzzy For Democrats

Iran's Khamenei says US midterm elections were a victory for Iran


The Republican Party's losses in the U.S. midterm elections were a victory for Iran and an international defeat for President Bush's policies, Iran's supreme leader said Friday.

Speaking to a crowd in the central city of Semnan, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Republicans' losing control of both houses of Congress in Tuesday's elections was not ''a mere domestic event.''
''Rather it marks the failure of the war-mongering policies of Bush worldwide,'' Khamenei said, according to the official Islamic Republic News Agency.

As the United States had applied these policies to Iran:

''the defeat is in fact a landmark victory of the Iranian nation,'' Khamenei said.

Khamenei, who has the final word on all key decisions in Iran, condemned the killing of 18 Palestinian civilians by Israeli tanks in a bombardment on northern Gaza on Wednesday.

Referring to Israel's offensive against Hezbollah in Lebanon in July and August, which he called a ''disgraceful defeat'' for the Jewish state, Khamenei said:

''It seems the Israelis are trying to take revenge on the poor Palestinians for that failure and shame.''

The supreme leader was visiting Semnan, 155 miles east of Tehran, on a provincial tour.

Wild Thing's comment.......

It is just so fitting, a Democrat win is an Iranian (and also an Al-Qaeda) win. Not much of an advertisement for the Rats. hahahaha

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November 11, 2006

Thank You Veterans

If you know a Veteran, someone in your family, friend of the family, neighbor, who served their country, take a brief moment of your day to thank them. Thank them for the sacrifice they made for the better good of their country. I am so very thankful for every service member in our military who has served our great nation .So, to the men and women who answered the call in both times of war and peace, I thank you. ---- Wild Thing

Our Veterans took a thousand towns and villages……
Snow fields and empty stretches of Ocean……..
The jungles hot and deep,
and fought the fight for FREEDOM,
and turned then into sacred places
with their courage in the face of unimaginable horror


When they fought their way ashore at Normandy....
Dodged their bombers through a deadly maze of antiaircraft fire.......
Went weeks without sleep in a mad race to break the German Code...
They KNEW what was at stake.......
it was the United States of America.
Their children and grandchild and their homeland.......
it was about our FREEDOM

And away He went to war…….
Young, full of dreams and hope for a eyes shining bright.

He stepped on the bus that would carry him away from us.

We waved until we could see the bus no more and then
we waved once if to insure all our love went with him.

We could not imagine our baby boy going off to
fight a war in a place we had never even heard of...

Days came and went. The letters were full of wonderful
memories of his childhood and telling me to be sure and
cook his favorite foods and think of him...He wrote about the
endless rain that kept them walking in soggy field of rice ...
and the heat that was relentless ... and of the people who
were so distrustful because of the Americans.

He also wrote of his pride in our country...
of believing in what he was doing.

And once he wrote a letter that ripped my heart into...he wrote

"Mom...there are times when I am in the foxholes and
I feel like I am not going to come out. I don't want you
to worry though, Mom because I believe I am going
to come home...deep inside of me. I am coming home, Mom."

Never before had I thought much about soldiers until
my son put on his uniform. And then I began to pray for them all...
and when I would see one my heart would fill with love for them.
I did not know all the horrors they saw or the pain they felt
but I knew they were laying down their very lives for the country we live in.

I knew there was no greater love.
Soon the calendar in our kitchen was filled with marks.

We were counting the days ...
and then the letters which had been coming stopped.

A couple of weeks after the letters had stopped and
my heart was growing so heavy...
it hurt to breathe. A mother knows. I gave him life.
He grew inside my body...and I knew. A part of my soul had died...
I knew before the two men knocked on our door that morning.
I did not hear much of their words...
all I knew was my baby boy was gone.
And I knew that my world would never be the same.

Many years have come and gone since that day in '69.
But whenever I pass a soldier on the street or see one on TV,
I stop and pray...

"Dear God...bless that young man...
protect him and let him know how grateful we are
for what he does. For what he is doing for this nation...
bless His life, dear God. Please keep him safe and
let him return home safe and sound..."

Today I laid a wreath and a flag on my son's grave.
I could hear his words still even after all these years...
"Mama, I am coming home."
And he did ... not the way I had prayed but my son is
home-in a place where there is no more death or sadness.
And He is home in his mother's heart...with every breath I breathe.

Each time I sing, "Our Country 'tis of Thee...Sweet Land of Liberty,"
I see my son, I see mothers and fathers who have lost their children...
I see wives who lost their husbands...
I see children who lost their Dads ...
and I see a flag waving in the wind over a land that is free.

And I know the cost of that freedom...
God bless our veterans ... each and everyday.

May they always know the price they paid is not forgotten ...
and the land they fought to save ...
may freedom always ring!

The nights were cold in the Korean soil.
But the night's been cold before.
And it's not so hard in your own back yard.
To be set for peace or war

But in history there's a chapter of a place called Valley Forge
Repeated one December on the Chosin Reservoir.

They had us all surrounded I could hear them scream and yell
My feelings at that moment No tongue could ever tell.

I saw the bursting mortar shells And the bullets around me flew
As all my strength had left me And all my courage too.

With the breaking of the morning Just before the dawn
I heard the sounding bugles And the big attack was on.

The cotton quilted uniforms Against our bullet spree
The screaming yelling banzai They called the human sea.

Baby faces bearded And chapped with hardenin' mud
Parkas that were dirty And stained with frozen blood.
Here a bunch of youngsters Who fought on 'til the end
In the battle of the Chosin Where boys were turned to men.
Twelve long miles of convoy Headed for the sea
Roadblocks at every turning Down through Koto-Ri.
The frost bite and the wounded With their dead and dying too
No matter what the objective be These boys were going through.

The Captain he informed us Perhaps he thought it right
That before we reach the river boys We're going to have to fight.

We're going out like Marines
In an organized withdraw
And no matter what the rumors say
It's no retreat at all.

We fought at least nine hours Before the strife was ore
And the like of the dead and wounded I've never seen before.

But the everlasting promise Kept along each bloody yard
No one leaves behind the wounded 'Cause there ain't no fight that hard.

The Chaplain collected dog tags In his hands were quite a few
There was Captain Smith's, McCloskies And Corporal Bryan's too.

And before we reached the river And fought our way back through
The Sergeant had the dog tags And he had the Chaplains too.

If I made you pause one moment And take a little time
Then I know it wasn't just in vain That I put these words to rhyme.

For there's just too many people Who take this all in stride
Who hear these tales of battles Then cast it all aside.

The nights were cold in the Korean soil But the night's been cold before
And it's not so hard in your own back yard To be set for peace or war

But in history there's a chapter of a place called Valley Forge
Repeated one December on the Chosin Reservoir.

Written by Frank Gross

The Ballad of Chosin was composed on December 29th 1950
and it is believed to be among the first ballads
to be composed on the war in Korea .

"To those warriors, who have passed on since and to those who gave their youth, their health and their peace of mind in the fight for freedom, particularly the freedom of speech. We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” ~ Orwell

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November 10, 2006

More Vows from Al Qaeda ~ White House Is Target

Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri

Al Qaeda vows not to rest until White House is blown up Fox News

CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda in Iraq's purported leader vowed on Friday that his fighters would never rest until they have reached Jerusalem and destroy the White House.

In the audio tape made available on a militant web site, a man introduced as Abu Hamza al-Muhajir said Al Qaeda has 12,000 fighters at the ready in Iraq.

"We will not rest from our Jihad until we are under the olive trees of Rumieh and we have destroyed the dirty black house -- which is called the White House," al-Muhajir said.

The "olive trees of Rumieh" appeared to be a reference to the Mount of Olive in Jerusalem, or Christendom in general as a continuation of the Roman empire.

Also known as Abu Ayyub al-Masri, al-Muhajir became the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi was killed by the U.S. military in June.

Though the voice on the tape identified itself as al-masri, there were no means to independently verify this.

Wild Thing's comment......

AINOs voted to support them!!!! AINO = American's in Name Only , you know we have been calling them Democrats.

There hasn't been a terrorist attack since 9/11/2001 and yet the american people voted for change in direction. God help us. But wait, the new leadership of Barney Frank will ensure our safety. There is though, just pray that Bush and Cheney are never ever in the White House at the same time, or in the White House at all if it is attacked.....cringing at the thought of President Pelosi

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Evil Democrats ~ But It's a NEW Direction ya'll!

OMG you have GOT to watch this!

* Something.......and Half of Something

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Thank You Veterans On This Veterans Day and Everyday!

Veteran’s Day is a time we set aside to remember, to honor and to pay respect to our nation's uniformed Patriots – American Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coastguardsmen – who have, and continue to stand in harm's way that we might live in peace.

"Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain." –Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is with eternal gratitude that we remember those who have paid the ultimate price in service to our nation. We encourage all our readers to remember those Patriots and their families, and to pray daily for those who continue to serve today.

These are difficult times for military families, particularly in light of those who vigorously attempt undermine our national security, and demean military service. It is worth remembering these timeless words John Stuart Mill: "War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things: the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing worth a war, is worse."

Lex et Libertas — Semper Vigilo, Paratus, et Fidelis!

Posted by Wild Thing at 08:47 AM

WW11 P-47 Footage ~ Thank you WW11 Veterans

Thank you to all of our WW11 Veterans!

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Communist McGovern to Meet With Congress on War

McGovern to Meet With Congress on War

George McGovern, the former senator and Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that he will meet with more than 60 members of Congress next week to recommend a strategy to remove U.S. troops from Iraq by June.

If Democrats don't take steps to end the war in Iraq soon, they won't be in power very long, McGovern told reporters before a speech at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
"I think the Democratic leadership is wise enough to know that if they're going to follow the message that election sent, they're going to have to take steps to bring the war to a conclusion," he said.

McGovern will present his recommendations before the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a 62-member group led by Reps. Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee.

"The best way to reduce this insurgency is to get the American forces out of there," McGovern said. "That's what's driving this insurgency."

McGovern told the audience Thursday that the Iraq and Vietnam wars were equally "foolish enterprises" and that the current threat of terrorism developed because _ not before _ the United States went into Iraq.

McGovern's plan _ as written in his new book, "Out of Iraq: A Practical Plan for Withdrawal Now" _ also calls for the United States to remove hired mercenaries from the region, push for the removal of British troops and establish a temporary transitional force, similar to police, made up of Muslims from the region.

"I've talked with a lot of senior officers _ generals and admirals _ in preparation for this book, that say this war can't be won, that the problems now are not military problems," McGovern told reporters. "There isn't going to be any decisive victory in Iraq."

It is vital that Republican and Democratic legislators find common ground with one another and President Bush, McGovern said.

"Never let the new class of Democrats forget that they're there in considerable part because of the war the American public has now turned against," McGovern said. "That's going to have to be something that they have to explore with Republicans and with the White House."

McGovern, a former South Dakota congressman and senator, was a leading opponent of the war in Vietnam. He was the Democratic nominee for president in 1972, losing to Richard Nixon, and was ambassador to the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome from 1998 to 2001.

Wild Thing's comment........

I thought this senile, old communist had died. Sheesh! They not only vote but now they are coming back from the dead. What's next, Jane Fonda for Secretary of Defense? They might as well just say it.........he is meeting with that bunch of Socialist/Communists buffoons who call themselves the "progressive" party.

I am so sorry to all of you troops that you have to be exposed to any thing even a tiny bit like McGovern. He is pure evil!

Thank you Darleen for adding to this photo of McGovern. I love what you did.

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Mehlman To Step Down

Mehlman's Term Expires in January - Will Step Down When Term Ends

During his tenure, Mehlman, 40, traveled extensively to promote the Republican agenda. When he became chairman in January 2005, he said he hoped to tighten the GOP's grip on power in Washington.

"Nothing is permanent in politics," he said then. "The goal is how do you — both in the short term and the long term — do things to make it sustainable?"

Mehlman also said then that he hoped to expand the GOP base and help Bush enact his agenda.

Last year, Mehlman told NAACP members that the Republican Party was wrong for ignoring the black vote for decades and said he hoped the groups could restore their historic bond.

"Some Republicans gave up on winning the African-American vote, looking the other way or trying to benefit politically from racial polarization," Mehlman said at the NAACP convention. "I come here as Republican chairman to tell you we were wrong."

RNC asks Steele to replace Mehlman
Washington Times

Republican National Committee Chairman Ken Mehlman, whose party just lost both chambers of Congress, will leave his position in January, and the post as party chief has been offered to Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele.

Republican officials told The Times that Mr. Steele, who lost his bid for the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, has been sought out to succeed Mr. Mehlman as national party chairman. Those Republican officials said Mr. Steele had not made a decision whether to take the post, as of last night.

Other Republican Party officials said some Republican National Committee (RNC) members, including state party chairmen, have mounted a move to have Mr. Steele succeed Mr. Mehlman.

But they said that President Bush's political adviser Karl Rove, who is Mr. Mehlman's mentor, would rather see Mr. Steele serve in the president's Cabinet, perhaps as secretary of Housing and Urban Development. These officials said no one has actually offered Mr. Steele either the RNC post or a Cabinet post.

Steele spokesman Doug Heye said last night that "I don't know of any conversations that Lt. Gov. Steele has had on this topic, but I can tell you that there are many people who have said he would be an ideal candidate, based on the race he ran this year."

"I talked to him very briefly about it today. He has not made any decisions yet about what he will do next. He is still focused on his role as lieutenant governor," Mr. Heye said.

Mr. Steele is one of the most successful and respected black Republicans in the country. He served as the elected Maryland Republican Party chairman before running for lieutenant governor.

Wild Thing's comment......

This for me is the ONE good thing that has happened out of this horrible election. Mehlman needs to go so I am VERY glad about this. He backed Rhino's and NOT conservatives for one thing. He is one of the main reasons we got stuck with sooooo many Rhino's. I may not know everything this man did, but seeing the candidates that have been pushed and funded for the last, say, 10 years with Mehlman around I say GOOD!

I sure hope the GOP stands back and realizes that if they put up a slate of Reagan Republicans--optimistic, but not "compassionate", people who have real Republican values about taxes, spending, the size of government, the war against Islam--then 2008 will be the real response to the swamp that is DC.

Clean house now that we aren't in the Majority, now is our chance.

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MI5 Chief's Warning On Terrorism

MI5 chief's warning on terrorism

MI5 knows of 30 terror plots and is keeping 1,600 individuals under surveillance, the security service's head has said.

In a speech to academics Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller said the terror threat was "serious" and "growing" and would be "with us for a generation".

She warned future terrorists could mount chemical or nuclear attacks.

Tory security spokesman Patrick Mercer said the UK needed more "spooks and secret agents" to tackle the problem.

MI5 has increased in size by nearly 50% since 9/11 and now stands at roughly 2,800 staff.

But according to Dame Eliza the concern is that even with this rapid growth it will not be able to investigate nearly enough of the activity that is currently under way in the UK. She said hard choices would have to be made about resources.

Dame Eliza's warning comes days after a UK man was sentenced to at least 40 years in jail for planning a series of attacks.

Attacks planned by Dhiren Barot, 34, from London, included using a so-called "dirty bomb" using radioactive material.

Dame Eliza, who rarely speaks in public, gave a speech to a small audience on Thursday, detailing what she believes her organisation and the UK is facing.

She said that, since the 7 July bombings, five further major conspiracies in the UK had been thwarted.

"Today, my officers and the police are working to contend with some 200 groupings or networks, totalling over 1,600 identified individuals - and there will be many we don't know - who are actively engaged in plotting, or facilitating, terrorist acts here and overseas," she said.
"What we see at the extreme end of the spectrum are resilient networks, some directed from al-Qaeda in Pakistan, some more loosely inspired by it, planning attacks including mass casualty suicide attacks in the UK.
"Today we see the use of home-made improvised explosive devices.
"Tomorrow's threat may - I suggest will - include the use of chemicals, bacteriological agents, radioactive materials and even nuclear technology."

Out of the 200 or so groups being watched by MI5, a smaller subset are of the highest priority because its feared that they are plotting actual attacks.

"We are aware of numerous plots to kill people and to damage our economy. What do I mean by numerous? Five? Ten?

"No, nearer 30 that we currently know of.
"These plots often have linked back to al-Qaeda in Pakistan and through those links al-Qaeda gives guidance and training to its largely British foot soldiers here on an extensive and growing scale."

Of the 30 plots some may turn out to be less credible or advanced but it's hard to be sure until they are fully investigated. And that takes resources.

"Because of the sheer scale of what we face - my service has seen an 80% increase in casework since January - the task is daunting.
"It is the youth who are being actively targeted, groomed, radicalised and set on a path that frighteningly quickly could end in their involvement in mass murder of their fellow UK citizens," she warned.
"Young teenagers are being groomed to be suicide bombers."

Wild Thing's comment.......

So um how will Pelosi, Kerry, Murtha and company tackle this problem? By cutting spending and showing more "compassion"? .....To the terrorist gripes?

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~ Happy 231st Birthday Marines! ~

This weekend, the U.S. Marine Corps celebrates 231 years of continuous service to our nation. The celebration will occur everywhere Marines are on duty. Marines will hoist a glass to those who served before them and for those serving on the battlefield today.

From Iwo Jima to Saigon to Baghdad, each Marine generation distinguished itself by sacrificing to preserve a nation.

Tun Tavern: (excerpt from Warrior Culture of the U.S. Marines, copyright 2001 Marion F. Sturkey)

Ask any Marine. Just ask. He will tell you that the Marine Corps was born in Tun Tavern on 10 November 1775. But, beyond that the Marine's recollection for detail will probably get fuzzy. So, here is the straight scoop:

In the year 1685, Samuel Carpenter built a huge "brew house" in Philadelphia. He located this tavern on the waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Tun Alley. The old English word tun means a cask, barrel, or keg of beer. So, with his new beer tavern on Tun Alley, Carpenter elected to christen the new waterfront brewery with a logical name, Tun Tavern.

Tun Tavern quickly gained a reputation for serving fine beer. Beginning 47 years later in 1732, the first meetings of the St. John's No. 1 Lodge of the Grand Lodge of the Masonic Temple were held in the tavern. An American of note, Benjamin Franklin, was its third Grand Master. Even today the Masonic Temple of Philadelphia recognizes Tun Tavern as the birthplace of Masonic teachings in America.

Roughly ten years later in the early 1740s, the new proprietor expanded Tun Tavern and gave the addition a new name, "Peggy Mullan's Red Hot Beef Steak Club at Tun Tavern." The new restaurant became a smashing commercial success and was patronized by notable Americans. In 1747 the St. Andrews Society, a charitable group dedicated to assisting poor immigrants from Scotland, was founded in the tavern.

Nine years later, then Col. Benjamin Franklin organized the Pennsylvania Militia. He used Tun Tavern as a gathering place to recruit a regiment of soldiers to go into battle against the Indian uprisings that were plaguing the American colonies. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and the Continental Congress later met in Tun Tavern as the American colonies prepared for independence from the English Crown.

On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned Samuel Nicholas to raise two Battalions of Marines. That very day, Nicholas set up shop in Tun Tavern. He appointed Robert Mullan, then the proprietor of the tavern, to the job of chief Marine Recruiter -- serving, of course, from his place of business at Tun Tavern. Prospective recruits flocked to the tavern, lured by (1) cold beer and (2) the opportunity to serve in the new Corps of Marines. So, yes, the U.S. Marine Corps was indeed born in Tun Tavern. Needless to say, both the Marine Corps and the tavern thrived during this new relationship.

Tun Tavern still lives today. And, Tun Tavern beer is still readily available throughout the Philadelphia area. Further, through magazines it is advertised to Marines throughout the world.

Wild Thing's comment.......

Happy Birthday Marines! And a huge thank you!

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Minnesota Muslim Ellison Rally Has Chants of Allah Akbar

First Muslim Elected to Congress

Keith Ellison [aka Keith Hakim, Keith X Ellison and Keith Ellison Muhammad wins in Minnesota. The Demcorats can now offically add a Muslim to their additions to our government.

CLICK HERE to hear the chants of Allah Akbar as Ellison celebrates his victory.

And here is CAIR's press release. They will be celebrating with Elllison next week.

In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


Keith Ellison will join other elected officials at annual banquet

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 11/9/06)

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced today that Keith Ellison, the first Muslim in Congress, will join other elected officials as a keynote speaker November 18th at the Washington-based civil rights group's 12th Annual Banquet in Arlington, Va.

CAIR's dinner, which in past years had sold-out crowds of more than 1,000, will feature addresses by Representative-elect Ellison (D-MN) and Reps. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) and Albert Wynn (D-MD).

Other speakers at the event include a representative of the FBI and Amy Goodman of Democracy Now. Attendees will include many Muslim and interfaith leaders, diplomats from Muslim nations and American Muslim community activists.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I wonder what our Founding Fathers would say about this. You know to be at war with Islam whose followers want to kill us, behead us..... and then to allow one of their own to run for office and now win and be a part of our government. hmmmmm (shaking my head)

It is exactly things like this that make me stronger and more determined to never stop saying the truth, Islam is a Death cult and one day this world we live in better wake up before it is too late.

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November 09, 2006

Humor Time! giggle

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It is America That Has Lost

Al-Qaida Wins


Posted 11/8/2006

War On Terror: Aside from the Democrats and their media allies, the only people happy about the election results are the terrorists who want to kill us. They got the Congress they were hoping for.

Before the election, which saw the party of John Murtha and Nancy Pelosi return to power, Jihad Jaara, a senior member of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and the man who led the terrorist group's 2002 seizure of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity, expressed this wish: "Americans should vote Democratic."

Jaara could have been channeling Murtha when he added:

"There is an atmosphere in America that encourages those who want to withdraw from Iraq. It is time the American people support those who want to take them out of the Iraqi mud." Apparently, "quagmire" doesn't translate well into Arabic.

Joining the Islamofascist chorus was Hamas' Abu Abdullah, who worried that Democrats might not keep their pre-election promises:

"I am afraid that even after the American people will elect those who promise to leave Iraq, the U.S. will not do so." Fear not, Abdullah. Pelosi is working on it as we speak.
Democratic talk about "redeployment" of American forces out of Iraq encouraged Islamic jihad's Muhammed Saadi. "As Arabs and Muslims, we feel proud of this talk," he said, because it meant the violence in Iraq had "brought the big superpower of the world to discuss a possible withdrawal."

Al-Qaida seems to have quite a working knowledge of our electoral system and the difference between a red state and blue state. In a videotape broadcast on al-Jazeera on Oct. 29, 2004, it said:

"Any U.S. state that does not toy with our security automatically guarantees its own security."

In case the message wasn't clear, the Muslim extremist Web site Al-Qala provided this interpretation:

"It means that any U.S. state that will choose to vote for the white thug Bush as president has chosen to fight us, and we will consider it our enemy. Any state that will vote against Bush has chosen to make peace with us, and we will not characterize it as an enemy." Presumably this applies to congressional as well as presidential elections.

So it may be wise to get thee to a blue state, as we turn over the reins of congressional power to a party that has opposed the Patriot Act, the NSA surveillance monitoring of terrorist communications, the tracking of terrorist finances and the war in Iraq.

And as we ensconce as speaker of the House one Nancy Pelosi, who said on the House floor Sept. 13: "The war in Iraq is the wrong war. No matter how many times the president wants to say it, the war in Iraq is not the war on terror. The war in Afghanistan was."

Not according to al-Qaida's No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri. In a letter to leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq, he said:

"Victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established in the manner of the Prophet in the heart of the Islamic world" — a description that Iraq fits nicely.
"The jihad movement is growing and rising," Zawahiri wrote in October 2005 to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who is now dead. "Now it is waging a great historic battle in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine and even within the Crusader's own homes."

Zawahiri's plan:

"The first stage: Expel the Americans from Iraq. The second stage: Establish an Islamic authority . . . over as much territory as you can spread its power in Iraq . . . in order to fill the void stemming from the departure of the Americans." For Zawahiri, Iraq is indeed the central front.

As Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston recently wrote in the Washington Times:

"Zawahiri seems to have found his 'useful idiot' in Nancy Pelosi," adding: "Tourists in Indonesia, embassy workers in Africa, commuters in Spain and London, schoolchildren in Russia, office workers in New York and Washington, and 40 Americans on a plane over Pennsylvania could all tell Nancy Pelosi where the war on terror is, if their voices had not been silenced."

Under her al-Qaida-endorsed plan, not even the blue states will be safe.

Wild Thing's comment........

Here is my complaint and it directed at the enemy within and their party member.....the Media in all forms.

OK so both Houses now are theirs, the enemy within. There are many reasons why this has happened but there is one I will say something about.

Never in my life have I seen such a concentrated effort to attack, slander and control every conversation, news and the press against a political party and the Commander in Chief.

It began when Bush became President his first term with the chad BS and continued even up to today. It won’t stop either with their controlling the two Houses but now they will take on a different kind of attack.

CNN with their screen filled with slogans of “Broken Government” and showing the terrorist film of one of our soldiers being killed. MSNBC with their week long 24/7 attack on the Bush administration and the war in Iraq. A debate with Katherine Harris and Nelson that supposedly was to be led by Tim Russert as a moderator and yet Russert behaved more as one of the debaters then a moderator. He took complete control of the debate and Nelson was just a stupid bump on a log as he sat there. Harris, doing a brilliant job in the debate against TWO evil humans, from the enemy within party. But of course she would never win when the time came to vote, she is a conservative and even the RNC did not want her to run.

Newspapers doing their part in the slander and lies of our troops, of the war, and God forbid they say one thing good about all the many things our troops are doing. The wording for headlines on the front pages for months, weeks, years picked carefully to give their slant in favor of the left.

Repeating how many deaths of our service men and women over and over but if you were to ask them how many deaths of babies from abortions well over 40 million, their response is to scream of how women should be allowed to do what they want to with their freakin bodies. What a bunch of sick distortion is that! They already did what they wanted to with their bodies and that’s how they got pregnant. Give me a break! But they want to kill a baby and 40 Million dead babies speaks a hell of a lot more that it is used as a form of birth control then anything else.

So we lost, and we lost big time. And worse yet America lost, our troops lost and the future of the children of America have lost. But no they did not win these humans with their sick souls and leftist minds. They may think they won and in their minds they did. But winning means something about being better then the other person doesn’t it? In a sport it does, in a game it does, and in running a race. Yes the better athlete wins, the person with more stamina wins, the player with better skills in a chess game wins. The game or competition has rules of play but in the game of politics the rules are thrown to the wind, and when we have the media taking part as a large member of one political party with it’s never ending rhetoric day in and day out to the masses…………well it leaves little chance to allow the slandered side to stand up for itself.

I watch a ton of political talk shows and I have yet to see an even number from each party on any show. It is always 3 to 1, 4 to 1, 5 to 1….yep that is how it is done and the ONE is the Republican. And not a strong debater Republican either, but one that can only wish they do as good a job as Mrs. Cheney did with Wolf Blitzer last week.

OH we will survive I believe in us, I believe in America and our spirit of will and doing what has to be done. We are the country of pioneers and covered wagons and inventors, scientists and a powerful military. Our country has taken hard hits since it’s birth and we have always stood back up again ready to meet the next foe. The only difference is this enemy is a part of the DNA of this land and we need to realize that and call it what it is…..the enemy within.

When we put our hand on our heart and sing our Anthem, sing it louder then ever as our tears form in our eyes and gratitude fills our hearts for the cost of our freedom. When we see Parades on Veterans Day, July 4th and Memorial Day applaud those who served, thank them. If you see a soldier when you are out and about go up to him or her and thank them. Let them know that you know and appreciate their sacrifice. Remember they hear the filthy slanderous news too and they deserve to hear how the good guys feel about them.

And just one more thing, remember that it is America that has lost in this election. And if we love her, and we do, she is worth fighting for and we must never give up.

* Blue Star Chronicles

* Argghhh!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (7)

Marines Think of Everything in War! Support Project Valour IT

If a Muslim sees a naked woman --- 

they are supposed to kill themselves !!

Ya got to love the Marines!

Project Valour IT is a charity that purchases laptops with microphones and speakers for our injured troops. The voice controlled software would help the injured troops still write letters/emails to family as well as read email and surf the web while recuperating.

From their site:

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of voice-activated laptops for wounded servicemembers. As of October 2006, Valour-IT has distributed nearly 600 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.

During its initial phase, Valour-IT created "libraries" of laptops equipped with voice-controlled software for the severely wounded staying at major military medical centers. In many cases a laptop was provided to a wounded hero for permanent use.

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.

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.

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:

Soldiers' Angels
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.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (2)

Hamas Urges Attacks on U.S. Targets

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Hamas' military wing called Wednesday on Muslims around the world to attack American targets following reports that an Israeli tank strike killed 18 people in the Gaza Strip.

The threat signaled a possible change in tactics by Hamas militants, who have historically directed their suicide bombings and rocket attacks only against Israeli targets.

"America is offering political, financial and logistic cover for the Zionist occupation crimes, and it is responsible for the Beit Hanoun massacre. Therefore, the people and the nation all over the globe are required to teach the American enemy tough lessons," Hamas said in a statement sent to The Associated Press

Wild Thing's comment......

Well all I can say it didn't take long for them to put this statement out after our elections.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:44 AM

November 08, 2006

Democrats the Enemy Within Political Party Celebrate

Wild Thing's comment.....

Enemy within Democrat Pelosi finds new way for public sex act. Fingers inserted near and around the ear of another member of the enemy within party. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y can barely contain himself, Schumer also a member of the enemy within party.

The Jihadi's have won.

As for me, I am not giving up. That would be too easy and we have 08' coming up.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:55 AM | Comments (11)

Project Valour IT: Marines

A little treat for all our branches of service.



La La Fallujah - Toby Keith

Project Valour IT is a charity that purchases laptops with microphones and speakers for our injured troops. The voice controlled software would help the injured troops still write letters/emails to family as well as read email and surf the web while recuperating.

From their site:

Every cent raised for Project Valour-IT goes directly to the purchase and shipment of voice-activated laptops for wounded servicemembers. As of October 2006, Valour-IT has distributed nearly 600 laptops to severely wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines across the country.

During its initial phase, Valour-IT created "libraries" of laptops equipped with voice-controlled software for the severely wounded staying at major military medical centers. In many cases a laptop was provided to a wounded hero for permanent use.

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.

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.

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:

Soldiers' Angels
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.

Posted by Wild Thing at 02:47 AM | Comments (1)

November 07, 2006

On The Couch With A Liberal ~ by Rhod

A few weeks ago I had an argument with a liberal at another blog. It started as a routine exchange of ideas and facts about the Iraq War. He claimed that Bush lied about WMD’s that the war is a disaster; it’s caused a bloom in terrorism across the globe that wouldn’t have existed otherwise, and it’s also responsible for problems between Muslims and native Europeans, especially in The Netherlands and France. No surprises here, except that he also claimed that the “overwhelming majority” of “peace-loving Muslims” across the globe were disgusted by the events of 911 and were “ on our side” until we invaded Iraq. This, I didn’t know for sure, and neither did he.

He unpacked all these ideas from his liberal sales kit, the one with the pocket of praise for the UN and the dud Hans Blix. He spoke of the UN as the ancients once spoke of The God’s, and Blix, was at the summit of Turtle Bay’s Mount Olympus. It was easy to sweep all this inferior junk off the table, but while doing it, I referred to some of his ideas as “fatuous” and “idiotic”. And while I never described him as a “fatuous idiot”, these perfectly good words changed the nature of our discussion entirely. Where he was simply lofty and dismissive of me before, now he was angry.

The smoke of his indignation was thick in the air, and he hid behind it. He built a new redoubt around his ego, his reputation, and his status, and pretty much abandoned any defense of his points of view of the war. He’d concluded that my nastiness cancelled the validity of my arguments anyway, and at the same time verified the truth of his ideas. Because I proved myself crude and vulgar, nothing I said could be true. We were now locked in a psychodrama: then he pulled himself together and insisted that, whatever else might be true or false, and no matter how nasty I was, the Iraq War still “created terrorists”, and he had the sobering authority of the NIE Report to prove it.

Now this was interesting, and from his point of view, it made perfect sense. A ‘new” terrorist has much in common with an offended liberal because both of them are pissed off and resentful of people they don’t like in the first place. My opponent was, more or less, speaking about himself as well as terrorists, and then I knew that I had made the amateur’s mistake once again. I underestimated my opponent, by failing to allow for the importance of psychological factors to liberals in their worldview. But what do you say to a guy like this?

Well, the short answer to the assertion about expanding terrorism is this: When you go to war with people of a certain kind, they fight back. Even the ones just hanging around the falafel parlor. They enlist like-minded people, and an organization of enemies is the result. Because they coalesce and act doesn’t mean they didn’t exist before in some subtle, disorganized way. They’re just more visible when hostilities commence. But The Left’s assumption is that, prior to the invasion of Iraq, the future terrorist was involved in peaceful domesticity, sloshing a case of beer and watching re-runs of “Full House”. The deposition of Saddam Hussein then plunged him into fits of decapitation, mosque-attendance, beard-growing and self-destruction.

This is a variation on the claim that 1960’s radicals discarded their tennis whites, skateboards and Boy’s Life mags for frantic dancing, drug –use and bomb-making because of the draft, the Vietnam War, social injustice and capitalism. Even if these weird maniac constructions makes some sense, the problem with liberals is not their fixating concern for psychological factors, it’s the therapeutic mindset that follows it.

The therapeutic mindset is really an excuse-generating machine. It dismisses moral value and free will. My opponent, without actually saying it, was claiming that today’s Islamic killer was yesterday’s friend, and only fate and American malevolence are to blame for his wickedness. This is finely tuned idiocy, and yes, it’s also fatuous, but I didn’t give him the chance to hear me say it again. But now his was angrier at me for a few gruff expressions than at the terrorist who snaps on a suicide belt. What was the point?

Since I was back at the beginning. I didn’t say much except “let’s agree to disagree” and we parted company. Why? Because a portal had been opened to an examination of social pathologies, poverty, lack of education in the Middle East, and all the other mordant alibis that liberals deploy to avoid evaluating real events and real people. The advantage in this arena is always to the liberal. Any statement about the psyche of our enemies, pre or post-war, can’t be verified or disproved, just discredited by common sense, and common sense isn’t enough for a liberal. There’s no chance of victory or truth when you’re on the couch with a liberal and staring into the maw of endless theorizing about motives and moral neutrality. Terrorism, in such a world, is no more odious then a violent protest about a penurious minimum wage.

What this proves to me, over and over, is that classical liberalism is dead. It’s been undone by its frail and senile self, by relativism and its evil spawn, multi-culturalism, by Marx and Freud and the need to sanitize all conduct of relative value. Liberalism was born into a world of oppressions of all kinds, and having successfully liberated most Westerners from all restraint over two hundred years, it’s inertial force now must liberate people from the consequences of freedom itself, which can be summarized as good or bad behavior, and personal responsibility or irresponsibility. And this is something radical Islam understands about us. Their best friends are already inside the gates, and the heads they remove will sometimes be smiling back at them.

Posted by Rhod at 02:47 AM | Comments (8)

Amereica Needs Our Vote

Vote as though your country depended on it....because it does! 

It's simple


Democrats = enemy within

                       favorite of Hamas, Hezbollah and PLO

                       constant crisis's


Republicans= party 9 out or 10 Terrorists hate

                        supporters of our Military



Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (7)

Heavy Rains HIt State of Washington

SEATTLE (AP) - A windy Pacific storm dumped heavy rain Monday on western Washington, killing at least one person, prompting warnings of record flooding and closing the main road in Mount Rainier National Park.

A 20-year-old elk hunter from Seattle died when his pickup truck was swept into the Cowlitz River south of Mount Rainier, authorities said.

Gov. Chris Gregoire declared a state of emergency for 18 counties, authorizing the National Guard to activate and the state Emergency Management Division to coordinate assistance.

Officials at Mount Rainier National Park, which had 7 inches of rain Sunday and was expecting 10 more Monday, closed the main park road, turned visitors away and sent employees home early via the only exit road open.

We want to prevent visitors getting trapped inside the park. The road is vulnerable to washouts in several key places, and there is only one way out," superintendent Dave Uberagua said.

A sheriff's helicopter in Snohomish County, just north of Seattle, rescued several transients stranded on a sandbar where they had been camping.

Evacuations were being encouraged in parts of Skagit County near the Canadian border, with the Skagit River expected to reach record levels, county spokesman Dan Berentson said.

The National Weather Service warned county officials to expect worse conditions than in 2003, when flooding caused $17 million in property damage in Concrete and 3,400 households were evacuated, he said. Residents began showing up at one shelter by midday, and a hospital evacuated 15 patients as a precaution.

The warm-weather rainstorms, propelled by air currents from Hawaii in a pattern called the Pineapple Express, could cause flooding of record proportions, the weather service said. Several rivers had already jumped their banks.

The Army Corps of Engineers was sandbagging several rivers. At least 200 hunters were evacuated from about 65 hunting camps near the Cowlitz River.

As of early Monday afternoon, Stampede Pass on the Cascade crest east of Seattle had 4 1/2 inches of rain in the previous 24 hours, while Seattle-Tacoma International Airport recorded more than 2 1/2 inches. The forecast called for 6 to 10 inches in the Cascades and about 3 inches in the Seattle area in the 24 hours ending Monday night, with most rivers expected to crest Tuesday.

Wild Thing's comment......

For those dear friends of TW blog just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay safe with all the rain you are getting!

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:47 AM | Comments (5)

November 06, 2006

Public Service Announcement


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Pelosi Calls GOP Leadership a Freak Show ~ HUH??


SFGate In an interview from her Capitol office, Pelosi characterized Tuesday's vote as a referendum on the war, shrugged off President Bush's efforts to make her liberalism a national issue, described the current GOP leadership as a "freak show," and expressed confidence about her party's prospects to pick up the 15 seats it needs for a majority.

"We're going to take back the country for the American people -- Democrats and Republicans alike -- because it has been held hostage by the radical right wing of the Republican Party," Pelosi said.
"This is a freak show, and it has to come to an end," Pelosi said.
"This is about a Congress and White House whose purpose is to concentrate wealth into the top 1 percent of our country at the expense of the middle class."

If Democrats win, and Speaker Dennis Hastert is forced to hand the gavel to Pelosi:

"I'll receive it, in my view, from the hands of special interests on behalf of America's future."

Wild Thing's comment.......
Freaks..........Freaks???? wait just a gall dern minute there Pelosi!

Pelosi's already talking about a "mandate" and the elction hasnt even happened yet.

Yo Nancy, I don't agree with you!!!!

But I do love this song! So what the hey, since you are NOT going to win, here is a little tune for you........just CLICK the image below. Turn up the volume and dance your heart out!

Posted by Wild Thing at 01:47 AM | Comments (4)

NO Surprises Here ~ UN Says Let Saddam Live

UN criticizes Saddam Hussein's death penalty

The UN on Sunday criticized the decision to sentence Saddam Hussein to death, calling upon local authorities to refuse the to hang the ex-leader.

UN Human Rights Commission head Louise Arbour said that the "appeal process is reliable and a vital part of the fair judicial procedure." Army Radio reported. She said that "the results of the appeal will what they will be," and Arbour expressed hope that the Iraqi government would suspend its death sentence.

Wild Thing's comment......

Kofi and his gang, grew rich from the corruption of Iraq's oil for food program. Naturally, they do not want to see their benefactor and business partner swing at the end of a rope.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:57 AM | Comments (5)

Charlie Rangel On The Draft

Rangel calls again for the draft

What would the Democrats do if they take control of Congress? Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., offered his predictions to Sam Donaldson and Mark Halperin on ABC News Now's "Politics Live."

Rangel is currently the ranking member on the House Ways and Means Committee. If Democrats pick up six seats in next week's crucial midterm elections and gain the majority, Rangel would become chairman of the committee.

Donaldson suggested that Democrats seem to be all over the lot on how to handle the war in Iraq. Rangel countered, "The Democrats believe we should withdraw. … This election is a referendum on the president, a referendum on the war. Once the pubic says that there is no place for a military victory, we have to find some way to take our young men and women out of harm's way."

If Democrats regain control, Rangel said the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, and the president will have to work with the Congress and the American people to "make certain that we get the heck on out of Iraq."

Rangel was careful when pressed on what the Democrats would do about taxes if they regain the leadership.

Some Republicans believe Rangel and the committee would undo the Bush administration's tax cuts that are set to expire in 2010.

"It doesn't make sense to be increasing people's taxes unless it's part of a bigger package," Rangel said, while refusing to pledge he would not raise taxes.

Instead, the possible future chairman of House Ways and Means diplomatically emphasized:

"I will not be the powerful chairman. For us to succeed, it's going to take Democrats, Republicans and the administration has to be cooperative."

Rangel reiterated his feeling that the military draft should be reinstated.

"I truly believe that if we had a draft system, we would never have our men and women in Iraq. Everyone wants to fight with someone else's children."
Rangel insisted that a new draft should be fair, with people from every part of society coming to a national public service.

Posted by Wild Thing at 12:55 AM | Comments (3)

Video of Saddam Sentenced To Hang

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November 05, 2006

Saddam DEATH by Hanging ~ Just Annouced 4 Seconds Ago

Hussein sentenced to death

(AP)Saddam Hussein was sentenced Sunday to death by hanging for his role in a brutal crackdown nearly 25 years ago in Dujail. A five-member tribunal is meeting amid heavy security and sweeping curfews in Baghdad and elsewhere, as authorities brace for violent reactions.

Iraq's High Tribunal on Sunday found Saddam Hussein guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to hang, as the visibly shaken former leader shouted "God is great!"

His half-brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the former Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to join Saddam on the gallows.

After the verdict was read, a trembling Saddam yelled out, "Life for the glorious nation, and death to its enemies!"

Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan was convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison. Three other co-defendants were convicted of murder and torture and sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. One defendant was acquitted for lack of evidence.

Baghdad was under a total curfew to guard against violence and shops were shuttered and pedestrians and vehicles almost completely absent from the streets of the city of 6 million people.

Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops mounted additional patrols, but no major incidents had been reported by midmorning, said police Maj. Mahir Hamad Mousa of the al-Khansa station in Baghdad's Jadeeda district.

"There is close cooperation between Iraqi and coalition forces in maintaining the curfew," Mousa said. "We have fully prepared for this duty," he said.

The verdict's announcement marks a political and social watershed for Iraqis who endured more than two decades of brutal rule under the former leader.

A guilty verdict would likely enrage hard-liners among Saddam's fellow Sunnis, who made up the bulk of the former ruling class. The country's majority Shiites, who were persecuted under the former leader but now largely control the government, will likely view such an outcome as a cause of celebration.

Saddam and his seven co-defendants had been tried over a wave of revenge killings carried out in the city of Dujail following a 1982 assassination attempt on Saddam, and Saddam faces additional charges over an alleged massacre of Kurdish civilians.

Even with the verdict imminent, Saddam's lawyers and some Sunni politicians called for the court proceedings to be suspended.

"It has become clear to the Iraqi people and the whole world that this court is politicized 100 percent," Salih al-Mutlaq, head of the second largest Sunni parliamentarian block, told the Doha-based al-Jazeera satellite channel.

Al-Mutlaq accused the U.S. and Iraqi governments of interfering with the work of the court and said a verdict would further polarize Iraqi society, already traumatized by sectarian violence between Shiites and Sunnis.

"This verdict will be the last nail in the coffin of the national reconciliation plan and the political process," al-Mutlaq said. "I call upon Arab leaders and ... to interfere for the sake of Iraq's unity."

The head of another prominent Sunni group, Harith al-Dhari, said any verdict should be delayed until after the departure of U.S. forces, who toppled Saddam following their March 2003 invasion of the country.

"If this court issues the verdict, I would consider it to be illegal, illegitimate and political," al-Dhari told al-Arabiya, viewed throughout the Arab world.

Echoing those sentiments, the Association of Muslim Scholars, a hard-line Sunni clerical group, demanded that Saddam's trial be postponed until "the occupation leaves."

One of Saddam's lawyers, former Qatari justice minister Najeeb al-Nu'aimi, said Saddam and his co-defendants had not been given sufficient time to present their cases.

"The court is not neutral. It lacks legitimacy," al-Nu'aimi said.

The curfew was only lightly observed in Baghdad's sprawling Shiite slum of Sadr City, where the Mahdi Army militia of radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr holds sway.

Local police commander Col. Hassan Challoub said special reaction teams made up of the Iraqi police, army and the Interior Ministry commandos units are on patrol in the city.

"No incident and nothing abnormal is reported so far," Challoub said.

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Thank you for the fun images!

Thank you Rhod, John 5, and Marcie, for the fun images and toons.LMAO These are great!

This woman has been seen on every news channel and in more places at the same exact time that only God Himself could pull off. She is a favorite file photo fro AP and Reuters and she always has the same pained look on her face. It is hilarious!

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In Country ~ Iraq

From Baghdad, Iraq.............

I am the Civil Affairs Officer for an MP unit. I work directly with the people of Baghdad, Iraq. Once a week, we visit a local clinic to provide medical care, health education, clothing, shoes, food, and toys to these people.

A reporter, here, once asked me what my mission was and I told him. His next question was if I knew where the Infantry guys were. I never saw him again. The media is only interested in "guts-on-the-ground" stories. apparently "Good news is no news."

I love intelligent conversation and debate, be it politics or religion or anything. I like to meet intelligent friendly people who are not assholes. I would like to meet Osama Bin Laden and kick him in the nuts, so I would forever be known as the guy who kicked Osama in the nuts. My sons could grow up and tell their friends that one day. Just thinking out loud here.

The soldiers here take the treats from their own care packages to hand out to the kids. We are doing pretty well, at least at our FOB as far as necessities go. We even have a small PX set up here.

As for the generosity of the soldiers, You spoke of toiletries for the Iraqi people - Yes, that is a popular request. The last time we visited the clinic, one of my soldiers asked if we could stop by the mini-PX on the way. When I asked what he needed, he told me that he promised a little girl that he would bring her some shampoo. How could I say no to that? He bought her some with his own money.

One thing that is also never mentioned, this generosity pays off. many of the local Iraqis are more than eager to mention to us when "strangers" move into their area. The local Iraqis KNOW who their friends are, They just fear the reprisals from the terrorists. They fear even more that we will leave Iraq.

I thank you all for your support. We are all in this together. Thanks for doing your part, it makes a difference.

Handing out beanie babies.

This little girl wasn't heavy enough to work the teeter-totter, so I gave her a hand. (note the sign in the background)

This is a close-up of the sign in the background and THIS IS WHY there are now playgrounds in Iraq.

"Many years ago I had a decision to make...
I could join the military, gain real-world experience, receive a college education, and develop a true grasp on reality...
I could have quit school, become a Liberal, and voted for John Kerry.

I feel that I have chosen wisely.- K Soldier "

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November 04, 2006

The Bunker Notebook ~ News From In Country


This Category Bunker Notebook at Theodore's World, 
will be about the things shared in emails from 
our troops and other Americans that are 
located in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Theodore's World is very aware of how 
loose lips endanger our troops and other Americans 
working in the hot zones, so at all times great care will be 
taken in how much information is posted. 

Some notes will be directly from the troops 
and other notes from those such
as employees with Halliburton and others.


From an employee of Haliburton in Baghdad

Hi Chrissie,
Just some quick notes right now, but wanted to check back with you just in case things change here fast. Yesterday was pretty quiet, but it's been kind of bumpy the past week or so. We expect tomorrow to be a bit wild because the Saddam verdict is due. The IZ is now on high alert because of it.

I am not far from that courthouse at all. I imagine it's going to be pretty bumpy around here by Sunday. But if he gets convicted, there will likely be celebratory gunfire in the streets. Perhaps a stray celebratory bullet could, well you know, just going to be careful.

I had to laugh when you said in your last email about Ramsey Clark can stay over here. LOL We have enough terrorists here. We don't want that one, too. Maybe we can come up with some other country where he can be left, like Iran or something.

The Iraqis seem to favor hanging. Saddam said he prefers a firing squad because it's more dignified for his "position." (All the more reason to favor hanging.

Iraq tends to carry out death sentences within 30 days after sentencing. All in all I have a feeling Sunday might be a little noisy in the Green Zone.

About my being here again this year at Christmas, I'm OK with it. If all of these troops have to be away from their loved ones for Christmas, then I'll do it too. We'll makle it nice. :)

Sent my ballot in October 9th. Even us dumbasses stuck here in Irak are allowed to vote. Thanks Kerry. That stupid Kerry I am still very angry for Kerry saying such a nasty thing about our noble troops.

It makes me shudder to think what might have been if we had waited any longer to invade Iraq. Reading that New York Times article online from over here, everyone I talk to says the same thing. I supported the war and the reasons for it all along, but I never, ever suspected that Iraq was that close.

OH and before I end this letter, I have lost all my patience with Maliki. He had better get it together fast and stop kissing Iran's butt.

Stay strong and thanks for your prayers


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Kerry ~ "An Army Made Up of Black, Brown and Poor"

Wild Thing's comment.......

"In 1972 Kerry unburdened himself of his concern that a volunteer Army would be dominated by the underprivileged (who I think he described as "black, brown and the poor") and these volunteers would be prone "to the perpetuation of war crimes"...."....Rhod

Yesterday Rhod mentioned a quote by Kerry, I had never heard it before but last night when I was looking at some things to post I saw this video. It has other quotes in it as well and I thought you might want to see it.

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November 03, 2006

NYT ~ Saddam's Scientists On Verge Of Building Atom Bomb in 2002

U.S. Web Archive Is Said to Reveal a Nuclear Guide

New York Times <<<<<....and for complete article
Mideast Edition
Published: November 3, 2006

NYT REPORTING FRIDAY, SOURCES SAY: Federal government set up Web site — Operation Iraqi Freedom Document Portal — to make public a vast archive of Iraqi documents captured during the war; detailed accounts of Iraq's secret nuclear research; a 'basic guide to building an atom bomb'... Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency fear the information could help Iran develop nuclear arms... contain charts, diagrams, equations and lengthy narratives about bomb building that the nuclear experts say go beyond what is available elsewhere on the Internet and in other public forums


The New York Times tells how in 2002 Saddam Hussein's "scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away:"

Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990's and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war.
Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein's scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

Had the United States not eliminated this threat, today we would be facing a nuclear armed Iraq and possibly a nuclear armed Iran.

Shocker: New York Times Confirms Iraqi Nuclear Weapons Program
Jim Geraghty
National Review Online

What? Wait a minute. The entire mantra of the war critics has been "no WMDs, no WMDs, no threat, no threat", for the past three years solid. Now we're being told that the Bush administration erred by making public information that could help any nation build an atomic bomb.


I think the Times editors are counting on this being spun as a "Boy, did Bush screw up" meme; the problem is, to
do it, they have to knock down the "there was no threat in Iraq" meme, once and for all. Because obviously, Saddam could have sold this information to anybody, any other state, or any well-funded terrorist group that had publicly pledged to kill millions of Americans and had expressed interest in nuclear arms. You know, like, oh... al-Qaeda.

The New York Times just tore the heart out of the antiwar argument, and they are apparently completely oblivous
to it.

The antiwar crowd is going to have to argue that the information somehow wasn't dangerous in the hands of Saddam Hussein, but was dangerous posted on the Internet. It doesn't work. It can't be both no threat to America and yet also somehow a threat to America once it's in the hands of Iran. Game, set, and match.

Having now read it, I can see that every stop has been pulled out to ensure that a reader will believe that posting these documents was a strategic blunder of the first order.

But the story retains its own inherent contradiction: The information in these documents is so dangerous, that every step must be taken to ensure it doesn't end up in the wrong hands... except for topping the regime that actually has the documents.

(By the way, is it just me, or is the article entirely devoid of any indication that Iran actually accessed the documents? This threat that, "You idiot! Iran could access all the documents!" is entirely speculative. If the government servers hosting the web site have signs that Iranian web browsers accessed those pages, it's a different story; my guess is somebody already knows the answer to that question.)

I'm still kinda blown away by this paragraph:

Among the dozens of documents in English were Iraqi reports written in the 1990’s and in 2002 for United Nations inspectors in charge of making sure Iraq abandoned its unconventional arms programs after the Persian Gulf war. Experts say that at the time, Mr. Hussein’s scientists were on the verge of building an atom bomb, as little as a year away.

Is this sentence referring to 1990, before the Persian Gulf War? Or 2002, months before the invasion of Iraq? Because "Iraq is a year away from building a nuclear bomb" was supposed to be a myth, a lie that Bush used to trick us into war.

And yet here is the New York Times, saying that Iraq had a "how to manual" on how to build a nuclear bomb, and could have had a nuke in a year.

Wild Thing's comment.......

I used the article write up by Jim Geraghty on this it is so excellent, and as you can see only a small portion of the NY Times write up. Jim Geraghty did such a great job of it. If you wish to read the entire NYTimes article I have it availvable at the top with the first link.

Well they think this will humiliate Bush. The newest bit from Drudge is "NYT: U.S. POSTING OF IRAQ NUKE DOCS ON WEB COULD HAVE HELPED IRAN..."

But see ... the problem with the NYT thinking (beyond the obvious fact that they're traitors) is that it proves that Bush was RIGHT. The New York Times may think they are reporting another "gotcha" on Bush....but, this is THE gotcha that Bush has for all of the war in Iraq naysayers!!!

Bottom line is as simple as this, the DOCS are proof of Saddam having WMD and how he supported destruction and terrorism.

* Thank you to Sierrahome

* Flopping Aces

* Stop the ACLU

* The Dread Pundit Pluto

* Captains Quarters

* Michelle Malkin

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For Kerry, Patriotism Is Spelled Treason

"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." --George Washington

Kerry has a long list of antics designed to undermine America's military strength and resolve. Kerry, who fancies himself a war hero, has spent much of his political career denigrating American military personnel and the nation they defend. But his anti-American actions preceded his first campaign for Congress -- indeed, they were the platform from which he launched his political career.

Kerry was (and remains) an effective spokesperson for his Leftist cadre. His anti-war protest period culminated with his 1971 congressional testimony, after which he told the press:

"There are all kinds of atrocities and I would have to say that, yes, yes, I committed the same kind of atrocities as thousands of other soldiers have committed in that I took part in shootings in free-fire zones. I conducted harassment and interdiction fire. I used 50-caliber machine guns, which we were granted and ordered to use, which were our only weapon against people. I took part in search-and-destroy missions, in the burning of villages. All of this is contrary to the laws of warfare. All of this is contrary to the Geneva Conventions...."

As for the success of Kerry's anti-democracy protests and his leadership of the VVAW and association with Fonda's Winter Soldier Investigation, General Vo Nguyen Giap, Vietnam's most decorated military leader, wrote in retrospect that if not for the disunity created by such stateside protesters, Hanoi would have ultimately surrendered.

But the consequences of Kerry's actions should not stop with the fall of Saigon.

Kerry, by his own account, violated the UCMJ, the Geneva Conventions and the U.S. Code while serving as a Navy officer, and he further stands in violation of Article three, Section three of the U.S. Constitution.

Upon entering the Navy in 1966, John Kerry signed a six-year contract (plus a six-month extension during wartime) and an Officer Candidate contract for five years of active duty and active Naval Reserve.

This indicates that Kerry was clearly a commissioned officer at the time of his 1970 meeting with NVA Communists in Paris -- in direct violation of the UCMJ's Article 104 part 904, and U.S. Code 18 U.S.C. 953.

That meeting, and Kerry's subsequent coddling of Communists while leading mass protests against our military in the year that followed, also place him in direct violation of our Constitution's Article three, Section three, which defines treason as "giving aid and comfort" to the enemy in time of warfare. (As General Vo Nguyen Giap is his witness....)

The Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, Section 3, which states:

"No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President ... having previously taken an oath ... to support the Constitution of the United States, who has engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof."

* Thank you Rhod for this graphic of Kerry as Uncle Sam it is perfect.

God help America if this so called man, John Kerry ever becomes President. It is shameful enough that he has been allowed to hold office of any kind in the United States of America. Because he was allowed to do so, we pay the price now for this blind eye, non punishment for the treason Kerry and others committed as we continue to hear him bash our military at every turn.

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Iran Warns US By Testing Firing Missiles

Iran's Revolutionary Guards test missiles, including the long-range Shahab-3, in the central desert region


Iran flexed its military muscle yesterday by test-firing missiles capable of hitting Israel and local US bases in manoeuvres the hard-line regime codenamed "Great Prophet".

In what was taken as a clear warning to America, the commander-in-chief of the elite Revolutionary Guards said the tests were intended to display his country's military strength.

"We want to show our deterrent and defensive power to trans-regional enemies, and we hope they will understand the message of the manoeuvres," Gen Yahya Rahim Safavi said.

Last night Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, criticised Iran for trying to act "tough" and said it would "suffer greatly" if a weapon was used in anger.

Iranian state television reported the missiles, including the long-range Shahab-3, were fired from mobile launching pads in the country's central desert region at the opening of 10 days of military operations. The test is the first use of the nuclear-capable version of the Shahab-3, which The Daily Telegraph reported in April was being developed by Iran.

The exercise came just 48 hours after an US Navy-led flotilla in the Gulf exercised close to Iranian territorial waters, practising drills for intercepting ships carrying missiles components and weapons of mass destruction.

Shahab-3 missiles are believed to be capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and to have a range of more than 1,200 miles, within range of Israel and US military bases in the Middle East. The Shahab-3 is a modified version of the North Korean Nodong missile, based on the Soviet-made Scud.

Among other weapons tested was the Shahab-2, which has a cluster warhead that can send 1,400 bomblets, solid-fuel Zalzal missiles and guided missiles such as Scud-B, Zolfaghar-73 and Z-3, Iranian television said.

As the six missiles were fired from near the holy city of Qom, Gen Safavi and other guardsman were heard shouting: "God is the Greatest".

Gen Safavi said the military exercises would comprise drills by ground, air and naval forces, including submarines, mainly in the Gulf and Sea of Oman.

Meanwhile, the Iranian-aligned Hizbollah group in Lebanon yesterday rejected White House claims that it and Syria were seeking to topple Beirut's pro-Western government of prime minister Fuad Siniora as "a blatant interference. . . concerning the Lebanese people's choices over their government and policies".

Wild Thing's comment.......

Iran has shown their cards to the world. I think we have a new version of the card game WAR about to happen.

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Kerry's Other Target: Jessica Simpson

Boston Globe

If you think veterans groups are disgruntled with John Kerry, imagine how poor Jessica Simpson feels. Before the senator was trashing the troops, he was on the stump belittling everyone's favorite blonde bombshell.

"Attacking Patrick Murphy for his [military] service is a little bit like Jessica Simpson attacking Albert Einstein's IQ," Kerry told an audience in Philly in defense of a Democratic House candidate there.

We're not sure if Simpson was a Kerry supporter before, but she isn't now. Seems the senator's widely quoted comment didn't sit so well with the singer. "Obviously, it's stupid, and we don't agree with it," an assistant to Cindy Berger, Simpson's publicist, told us yesterday.

Wild Thing's comment.....

Kerry chose Jessica on purpose just as he chose, and knew ahead of time the words he said about our military. This last comment of Kerry's about the military was not the first time he has lashed out and bashed our troops.

Jessica earns more in one day than Kerry has earned in the private sector his entire life. The keyword being earned. You don't get where Jessica Simpson is by being stupid. Jessica Simpson sang for the Bush inaugural celebration and from all the comments she has made over the years, she admires Bush, voted for him and has also commented on how much she cares about the Bush family.

A quote by Jessica's father...........“We are huge fans of him and of his family, his girls. Jessica loves the heck out of him.”

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November 01, 2006

Our Troops As Always Have the Best Reply To Kerry

Our awesome troops respond to evil military hater John Kerry!!

Thank you Gregor so much!

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Project Valour IT: Marines

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.

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.

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Update on Reactions To Kerry's Statement


The National Commander of The American Legion
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 31 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The National Commander of The American Legion called on Sen. John Kerry to apologize for suggesting that American troops in Iraq are uneducated.

"As a constituent of Senator Kerry's I am disappointed. As leader of The American Legion, I am outraged," said National Commander Paul A. Morin. "A generation ago, Sen. Kerry slandered his comrades in Vietnam by saying that they were rapists and murderers. It wasn't true then and his warped view of today's heroes isn't true now."

While The American Legion shares the senator's appreciation for education, the troops in Iraq represent the most sophisticated, technologically superior military that the world has ever seen," Morin said. "I think there is a thing or two that they could teach most college professors and campus elitists about the way the world works.

"And while we are on the topic of education, why doesn't the senator and his comrades in Congress improve the GI Bill so all of today's military members - reserves and guard included - can achieve the educational aspirations that the senator so highly values?" Morin said. "The senator's false and outrageous attack was over-the-top and he should apologize now."


Iowa candidate asks Kerry to cancel campaign visit
DES MOINES, Iowa A Democratic Congressional candidate from Iowa is canceling a campaign event later this week with Senator John Kerry.

Brucy Braley says Kerry's recent comments about the Iraq war were inappropriate.

Braley is running against Republican Mike Whalen in Iowa's First District congressional race. It's a contest considered to be one of the most competitive House races in the country.

Braley's decision to distance himself from Kerry came as a furor grew from comments Kerry made about the Iraq War during a campaign stop in California on Monday.



U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, made the following statement regarding Senator John Kerry’s recent remarks disparaging members of the U.S. military.

“The members of the United States armed forces are the best trained, best equipped and best educated fighting force in the world, and it is shameful that a senior Democrat Senator would make them the butt of an apparent joke at a political rally. Sadly, this is not the first time Senator Kerry has disparaged the men and women in our military. Less than two years ago, he accused our troops of ‘terrorizing’ Iraqi children – remarks not dissimilar to his Vietnam-era testimony before the Senate in 1971. No one is lying about or distorting Senator’s Kerry’s remarks as he would have us believe. Senator Kerry’s remarks yesterday were clear and they were shameful. He owes the brave men and women in our military a very sincere apology.”


Kerry cancels Mankato (Minn) appearance
Mankato Free Press

The dueling rallies scheduled for Mankato today on behalf of Republican congressman Gil Gutknecht and Democratic challenger Tim Walz lost some of their pizzaz Tuesday night when Sen. John Kerry pulled out of the Democratic rally.

Kerry, the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee pulled out of the DFL event, which will still be held, as the result of a controversy over comments he made Monday inCalifornia.


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Nouri al-Maliki and his buddy Muqtada al-Sadr Up To No Good

Here is the latest with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his buddy Muqtada al-Sadr.

Maliki orders Sadr City barriers removed
BAGHDAD, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki defied the U.S. military Tuesday and ordered military checkpoints encircling Sadr City removed by sundown.

Shiite gunmen have largely shut down access to their Sadr City stronghold in Baghdad Tuesday. It's part of a campaign by supporters of radical anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to force an end to a joint U.S.-Iraqi security clampdown.

U.S. obeys order to abandon Sadr City checkpoints
U.S. troops on Tuesday abandoned checkpoints around the Shiite militia stronghold of Sadr City on orders from Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, the latest in a series of moves by the Iraqi leader to assert his authority with the U.S. administration. Which mean that the U.S. and Iraqi checkpoints around Sadr City and other parts of Baghdad have opened with vehicles passing through unchecked, following an order by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

Wild Thing's comment......
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, imo, is going to regret his decisions he is making that are not forward motion decisions. He is going to end up taking all the hard work, dangerous battles of our troops and the Iraqi Amry many steps backward. His ego is leading the way and mix that with his playing farovrites with Muqtada al-Sadr he is asking for it big time.

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