Sunday, October 15, 2006

More Fizzle Than Pop. Plus a Dummy a Dhimmi and a Hero

Despite the UN sanctions (or lack thereof) and international bluster, it appears that North Korea failed in its attempt to produce a nuclear explosion.

The Washington Post reported that U.S. sources believe the North Korean test did not create a nuclear explosion.

"U.S. officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said seismic readings show that the conventional high explosives used to create a chain reaction in a plutonium-based device went off, but that the test fell short of producing a nuclear blast.

“'We’re still evaluating the data and as more data comes in we hope to develop a clearer picture,' said one official familiar with intelligence report.

“'There was a seismic event that registered about 4 on the Richter scale, but it still isn’t clear if it was a nuclear test. You can get that kind of seismic reading from high explosives.'”

Border Security

Some still don't get it. Listen to this congressman's take on the need to build a barrier to protect Americans from the flood of illegal immigrants crossing Mexico into America:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.)"“It seems like millions more dollars thrown at the problem,” said Frotman, “and turning the United States into the world’s biggest gated community. This goes against everything that our nation, as a nation of immigrants, stands for.”

In 2005, Border Patrol agents arrested nearly 1.2 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.
I wonder how many illegal immigrants they did not catch?
They should personally thank Rep. Gutierrez for his support.

Dhimmi of the Week

This award goes to 'in a runaway' Keith Ellison, the Democratic nominee for US Representative from Minnesota's 5th Congressional District.

The nominee owes $37,233 in back taxes and tries to claim it makes him more sensitive to "pocketbook issues."

As bad as that would be alone, even worse he has accepted money from CAIR.
CAIR has been linked to convicted terrorists, terrorist acts and terrorist groups overseas. Isn't that a conflict of interest? Why not accept money from Cali..a notorious Colombian drug cartel. They both hate America and they are both connected to terrorist.

Background information on CAIR:
The Council on American-Islamic Relations or CAIR was founded by three leaders of a front for the terrorist organization Hamas, in June of 1994. Since its creation:

* Four of CAIR’s officials have been charged with terrorist activities, in relation to Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Two of those officials are behind bars in the United States; the other two have been deported. One of them, Ghassan Elashi, was just sentenced, this past Thursday, to seven years in prison. Another CAIR official was listed by the U.S. Attorney’s office as a potential co-conspirator to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.
* CAIR has solicited money for two terrorist “charities” which were shut down shortly after the attacks on 9/11 for raising millions of dollars for Hamas and Al-Qaeda. Leaders of both these organizations were representatives of CAIR.
* CAIR has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit put forward by the family of the former Chief of the FBI’s Counter-Terrorism Section, John P. O’Neill, for his murder during the 9/11 attacks.
* CAIR’s parent organization, the Islamic Association for Palestine, in 2005, was shut down after it was found liable for the murder of an American boy, David Boim, during a Hamas terror operation in Israel.

Now I know Minnesotans aren't known for their political acumen, but would ANYBODY want this man representing them in Congress?

An American hero

CORONADO — A Navy SEAL sacrificed his life to save his comrades by throwing himself on top of a grenade Iraqi insurgents tossed into their sniper hideout, fellow members of the elite force said.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor had been near the only door to the rooftop structure Sept. 29 when the grenade hit him in the chest and bounced to the floor, said four SEALs who spoke to The Associated Press this week on condition of anonymity because their work requires their identities to remain secret.

"He never took his eye off the grenade, his only movement was down toward it," said a 28-year-old lieutenant who sustained shrapnel wounds to both legs that day. "He undoubtedly saved mine and the other SEALs' lives, and we owe him."
Read the complete story here


At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an interesting conglomeration type post here - glad you ended it with the navy seal, the hero.

At 2:58 PM, Blogger American Crusader said...

It was meant to be sort of a weekly roundup of news.
Just wanted to bring a variety of different subjects together in one post.

At 3:40 PM, Blogger FreeCyprus said...

Michael Monsoor...what can you say. He's the definition of selflessness and bravery.

AC, you're right...they are killing not only Christians and Jews, but each other..DAILY. I don't want to say it's genetic as I want to hold on to the hope that they can learn to love. But there's something definitely wrong...where ever I see violence on a mass scale on the planet, Muslims are right there in the center of it.

I would never force my religion onto anyone...that's not how I was raised, but hell, I love this quote from General Patton:

"One cannot but ponder the question: What if the Arabs had been Christian? To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Mohammed and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab.

He is exactly as he was around the year 700, while we have kept on developing. Here, I think, is a text for some eloquent sermon on the virtues of Christianity."

~~ Gen. George S. Patton
in his autobiography, War As I Knew It

At 4:56 PM, Blogger Gayle said...

Now they say they did detect radiation, but on a very small scale.

We used to be a nation of immigrants and we still are. All of our ancestors immigrated, and we have legal immigrants in this country who were not born here. But to leave our borders open under today's threat of islamofacism is suicide. I have a really hard time trying to understand why every American doesn't get that. They look reality in the face and totally ignore it!

I wouldn't want Keith Ellison representing my dogs in Congress!

I saw the picture of that brave man (hero) on someone else's blog but don't remember whose. Look at his face! He looks so very kind! Evidently he was, and may God rest his soul and help his family and friends with their grief.

Great post. I like the weekly roundup idea. :)

At 7:54 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

The story of the Navy Seal stole my heart..I posted as well..the rest seems so trivial .........although I know it isnt!...thanks AC.

At 6:16 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Unfortunately for General Patton and the rest of us, we will never know the answer to the question "What if the Arabs had been Christian?" because they abandoned Christianity. They live in the birthplace of Christianity but have chosen Islam.
They are willing to to 'martyr' themselves and kill as many innocent people as possible for Islam. Too bad they weren't willing to die for Christianity. The world would be a better place.

At 6:19 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

Gayle...from what I read (and I am not in any way a nuclear physicist) the amount of radiation detected would go along with a fizzle instead of a full-blown nuclear reaction. North Korea will never admit that their test was a failure as they would lose 'face'.

At 1:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

US confirms today the Nuclear test by N. Korea.

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

Keith Ellison will get elected, IMO. Minnesota districts usually go Democratic.

At 4:46 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

On this morning's news, I heard that NK may be getting ready to run another nuclear test. And a story featured at Yahoo! News:

SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Tuesday blasted U.N. sanctions aimed at punishing the country for its nuclear test, saying the measures amount to a declaration of war and that the nation wouldn't cave in to such pressure now that it's a nuclear weapons power....

At 6:05 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

FTGF...I saw that. I was hoping the initial reports that it might have been a fizzle were true. They measured the nuclear blast at approximately one kt.
Not a large yield but definitely large enough to do a lot of damage.

At 6:07 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

AOW..North Korea has stated that the implementation of sanctions is an act of war and that they will respond aggressively. Now that we know they are capable of using nuclear weapons, shouldn't we take them at their word and strike first?

I fear you're right about Ellison.

At 10:19 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

Great roundup!

General Patton was right on.


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