Monday, July 31, 2006

Stabilizing Factor?

Can the French really be this naïve? Do they actually believe that Iran is the stabilizing factor in the region while at the same time they vote to stop Iran uranium enrichment? One can only wonder when the French will implement Sharia law.

The French foreign minister, Philippe Douste-Blazy, held talks with Prime Minister Fouad Siniora in Beirut today and with other officials, and later spoke of what he said was the important role Iran could play in resolving the crisis.

While the United States has criticized Iran for what it calls its support for Hezbollah, Mr. Douste-Blazy said Iran was an important actor in the Middle East and that the country played a “stabilizing role” in the region.

If supporting Hezbollah financially and with weapons is considered stabilizing...than Mr. Douste-Blazy is right on target.

"It is clear that we could never accept the destabilization of Lebanon, which could lead to destabilization of the region," Mr. Douste-Blazy told reporters in Beirut.

"In the region there is of course a country such as Iran — a great country, a great people and a great civilization which is respected and which plays a stabilizing role in the region,” he said.

Nobody kisses ass like the French.

Iran’s foreign minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, had been scheduled to arrive in Beirut in the afternoon, coinciding with Mr. Douste-Blazy’s visit, but officials said the Iranian minister was delayed in Damascus and was expected to arrive after the French minister left.

Mr. Mottaki said today he was visiting Beirut to “voice support” for the Lebanese government and nation and to express sympathy after the Qana attacks, according to the Iranian news agency IRNA.

Ms. Rice cancelled a planned trip to Beirut on Sunday after an Israeli airstrike that killed dozens of people in Qana in south Lebanon. Hours after Ms. Rice announced she was cutting her visit to the region short and leaving Jerusalem directly for Washington, President Jacques Chirac of France ordered Mr. Douste-Blazy to head to Lebanon immediately, moving to lead the diplomatic campaign to end the crisis in Lebanon.

Today, Ms. Rice flew home from the Middle East after declaring that there was an “emerging consensus” for a cease-fire between Israel and Hezbollah that could be reached this week.

Mr. Douste-Blazy had said on Sunday that his talks with Mr. Siniora and others were intended to find the conditions for both an “immediate suspension” of offensive operations and a “political agreement that can last,” he said in a telephone interview before traveling to Beirut.

While Mr. Douste-Blazy has denied that he was going to Lebanon because Ms. Rice was not, the French government is worried that Israel’s deadly air raid on Qana has so weakened the government of Lebanon that it may not survive.

The Bush administration has resisted pressure to call for an immediate ceasefire. Today, Mr. Bush called for Iran to end its financial and military support for terrorist groups, including Hezbollah, and that Syria must end its support for terrorism and “respect the sovereignty of Lebanon.”

Iran has recently seemed to be trying to position itself for a role in ending the crisis. Mr. Mottaki has previously said a cease-fire and an exchange of prisoners would be a possible way forward.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Tired of the Crusade Card Being Played?

Well guess what? It is happening again.

It seemed that every time a Western nation or Israel fights back against terrorism, the entire Arab world and Iran want to bring up the Crusades. Wasn't the last Crusade about 800 years ago? I know my ancestors were Irish or Slavic, but I don't know if any decided to join in any of the Crusades. And even if they what? It happened 800 or more years ago. Time to move on to something more relevant, but unfortunately, it is the Arab world's only response. They use it to legitimize Islamic terrorism, jihad, Sharia law, dhimmitude, jizya and any thing else they can think of. And now of course is happening again with Israel's fight against Hezbollah terrorism.
Read the following story...written of course by a Muslim.

Crusade in a New Setting?

Hassan Tahsin,

Arab and Muslim countries are being subjected to savage attacks, which are reminiscent of the brutalities of the Tartars of the Middle Ages or Crusaders before that. The only difference is that Israel takes the place of Tartars and Crusaders.

The Western threat is also looming over Syria and Iran whom the West blames for the present bloodshed in the region. The West also continues meddling in Iraq and Afghanistan apart from creating trouble in Darfur and threatening Sudan with sanctions. The Westerners are also upset because the Islamic Courts forces have succeeded in bringing back considerable amount of peace and security to Somalia.

The American-supported Israeli terror acts have, paradoxically, been unleashed in Palestine and Lebanon under the pretext of fighting international terror.

People in the Middle East still remember US President George Bush using the word “Crusade” in a speech following the 9/11 attacks alluding to the centuries-old unjust wars of the Christian kings against the people in the Arab and Muslim countries in the Middle East. Though the president retracted his words later explaining it as a mistake in translation, the later events make one wonder whether the present day attacks were not the forerunners of the approaching crusades under new names.

European colonialist kings with the prompting and blessings of the 11th century Christian religious leaders had set out to finishing off the uncivilized Muslims in the Middle East. The Crusades began in 1097 and the campaigns ended with the fall of Acre in 1291.

In the first Crusade (1097 to 1099), called by Pope Urban II, Arabs lost Jerusalem and other holy places besides a number of coastal cities in the ancient Sham. The campaign was led by Raymond Godfrey of Bouillon, Duke of Lower Lorraine. In 1099 they captured the small Egyptian garrison in Jerusalem after a five-week long siege around the city. They massacred 70,000 people in the holy city. The victorious crusaders then wrote to the pope congratulating him on the capture of Jerusalem and the brutal bloodbath. They boasted in a letter that they had slaughtered such a large number of people that they feared they would drown in the victims’ blood.

Goaded by Saint Bernard, King of France Louis VII and German Emperor Conrad III started the second crusade in 1147. The Seljuks inflicted a crushing defeat on them.

Arabs defeated the Europeans in the crusade (1189-1192) led by German King Frederic Barbarossa, French King Philip Augustus and the king of England Richard I. The fourth crusade during the years 1202 to 1204 also had the same fate. It was launched with the order of Innocent III. Only low-profile European kings participated in it. In one of the campaigns Louis IX was caught a prisoner by Egyptians.

The Mamluks of Egypt drove away all the crusaders and wiped them out of the region excepting a few small pockets on the Mediterranean coast.

This is what happened in the old times and the history is likely to repeat. Instead of Roman popes the US president has, seemingly, been receiving divine inspirations to fight against Afghanistan and Iraq and it is likely to be followed by assaults on Syria and Iran as Lebanon has already been destroyed.

With the support of the American Congress, Israel has been attacking Palestine and Lebanon with the most advanced weapons. In other words, the descendents of the European crusaders are attacking the present-day Muslims and Arabs unjustly. Israel is also paving the way for the US to make a “new” Middle East as the US secretary of state said just days ago.(I must have missed that statement) All the death and destruction in Lebanon, according to Condoleezza Rice, is the birth pangs of a new Middle East. I don’t think the Christian Zionists will ever succeed in it.

Amazing analysis...especially since Hezbollah started the conflict. I wonder why he left that fact out?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Official Announcement

>Urgent Message:
> The government today announced that it is changing its emblem
> from an Eagle to a CONDOM because it more accurately reflects the
> government's political stance. A condom allows for inflation, halts
> production, destroys the next generation, protects a bunch of pricks, and
> gives you a sense of security while you're actually being screwed.
> Damn, it just doesn't get more accurate than that!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hail to the Chief

With apologies to innocent bulls everywhere, John Kerry's latest rant is bull bleep of the sort found only in padded institutions built to contain out- of -touch liberals.

In Detroit to beg for votes for a colleague, Kerry had the unmitigated gall to say that the current crisis in the Middle East would not have happened had he, John F. Kerry, been president.

Would that be president of the US, Mr. Unfit for Command?

Or president of Hizbull, a more fitting post for your meager mind and anti-American heart?

Hizbull says it all about the man the American people had the good sense to reject just two years ago.

But maybe Kerry has a point.

Had John Kerry been elected US president in 2004, by now:

-Jews from Israel would be providing the sharks of the Mediterranean with snacks, of course.

-There would be no Israel-Lebanon war, because there would be no Israel!

-Hizbull would occupy Detroit, MI.

-Osama bin Laden's likeness would grace the new $1.50 cent postage stamp for regular mail

-Arabic would be the official language of the US

-The Koran would have replaced the constitution

-Islam would be the official religion of the US,

And John F. Kerry would be the mullah in charge.

Thanks anyway, John F. Kerry!

Monday, July 24, 2006

The Idiot Who Was Almost President

John Kerry on current Middle East strife: "If I was president, this wouldn't have happened"

Sure would have single-handedly infiltrated Hezbollah and returned Israel's kidnapped soldiers.

The chutzpah of presidential wannabe John Kerry never ceases to amaze. During a trip to Detroit to help Gov. Jennifer Granholm campaign for re-election, Kerry attacked what he considered to be President Bush's lack of leadership in the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict.

"If I was president, this wouldn't have happened," he intoned during a noon stop at Honest John's bar and grill. Wow! Now that's what you call chutzpah! If Honest John had been true to his name, he would have tossed Kerry out for verbalizing such an obvious prevarication.

But Kerry was allowed to continue: "The president has been so absent on diplomacy when it comes to issues affecting the Middle East."

You can almost hear the ponderous intonations of his patrician speaking style, but all that ponderousness can't conceal the addleheadedness of what was coming out of his mouth.

Here's a question for Mr. Kerry: If you were unable to convince a relatively reasonable bunch like the American people that you would have made a better president than a bumbling, inarticulate, bible-reading, warmongering, oil-coveting racist like George W. Bush, then how would you have convinced a fanatical, mad dog, Jew-hating terrorist organization like Hezbollah, which is totally dedicated to the destruction of Israel, not to attack Israel?

You have to wonder how many times it has to be pointed out to people like Kerry that despite the endless diplomacy of the I-feel-your-pain Clinton years, what we got for our trouble was an Arafat-launched terror war against Israel and 9/11 in America. If diplomacy was the answer to terror, the Middle East would now be more peaceful than a home for retired Buddhist monks.

But wait. Kerry had more to say: "Hezbollah guerillas should have been targeted with other terrorist organizations, such as al-Qaida and the Taliban . . . . We have to destroy Hezbollah."

Wait a minute! I thought you said the current problem stemmed from Bush's lack of diplomacy. Now you're saying that Hezbollah should be destroyed? Well, isn't that what Israel is trying to do? So what's the problem, then?

Now I'm totally confused. Trying to figure out what Kerry's position is on an issue has befuddled me once again. In fact, I'm still trying to figure out where he stood on Vietnam. Was he a patriotic war hero who gladly put his life on the line for his country or was he a rabble-rousing war protester who basically branded all American servicemen serving in Vietnam as the equivalent of war criminals?

Or was he both? But is that even possible? Or was it one and then the other. Or was it . . . ? Oh, forget about it.

World Gone Mad

Every day it seems the news gets worse in the Middle East. The United States seems no closer to bringing home troops then it was this time a year ago. Granted Iraq has an elected government with a constitution, but sectarian violence continues to grow and might soon become a full-scale Civil War. Israel is once again invading Lebanon as Hezbollah continues to launch daily missile attacks at Israeli cities. There seems to be no progress in restricting uranium enrichment in Iran who might soon have nuclear weapons and North Korea is conducting long-range missile tests.

Even in our own hemisphere, destabilizing events continue unabated as the world watches events unfold in the Middle East.

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has praised Belarus "as a model social state" like the one he and his government are building.

During a visit to Belarus, he called for joint efforts to counter what he described as "hegemonic" capitalism.

Mr Chavez later met Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko, accused in the West of crushing fundamental rights.

Mr Chavez is on a world tour, partly to win support for a Venezuelan seat on the UN Security Council.

From Belarus, he will travel to Russia, Qatar, Iran, Vietnam and Mali.

He is hoping to sign an arms deal in Moscow worth around $1bn (£542m), correspondents say.

The US has voiced concerns about the proposed sale, having banned such deals with Caracas for US manufacturers.

Both Mr Lukashenko and Mr Chavez are fierce critics of US policy.

'New friend'

"We see here a model social state like the one we are beginning to create," Mr Chavez said in Belarus' capital Minsk, before his talks with Mr Lukashenko.

"Here, I've got a new friend and together we'll form a team, a go-ahead team," Mr Chavez said.

"We do not want to be deceived or exploited by anyone. We must defend the interests of the individual and not the hegemonic interests of the capitalists, wherever they may be, in Europe or Latin America," he said.

Mr Lukashenko returned the praise, saying that the two countries had "many directions for co-operation".

Mr Lukashenko's spokesman earlier said Belarus and Venezuela were "strategic partners".

Both the US and the EU have accused Mr Lukashenko of rigging the Belarus presidential election in March and of closing down independent media. They have imposed travel bans and financial sanctions on Mr Lukashenko and his top aides.

Sometimes I miss the old cold least then we knew who are enemies were.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Hezbollah's Hero

The left has a new hero. All they want for the release of the two Israeli soldiers is peace loving Samir Kuntar...a true Islamic hero. He earned his fame by bashing the skull of a four-year-old girl against the rocks with the butt of his rifle.

No wonder they want him free.

Hizballah Wants Israel to Free Child-Killer

( - The Arab prisoner that Hizballah wants Israel to release in exchange for two abducted Israeli soldiers, is serving multiple life sentences for killing a four-year-old girl with a rifle butt.

Samir Kuntar is one of only two or three Lebanese prisoners still held by Israel, and Hizballah said its July 12 assault is aimed at winning his freedom.

The terrorists killed eight Israeli soldiers and seized Ehud Goldwasser and Eldad Regev, taking them back over the border. Their whereabouts and condition remain unknown.

The Shi'ite group dubbed the raid Operation True Promise (Al-Wa'ad Al-Sadeq), saying it was making good on an earlier pledge to continue to capture Israeli soldiers and use them to obtain the release of the remaining Lebanese in Israeli jails.

Since the raid, the conflict has escalated, with Israel launching an air assault on Lebanese infrastructure and Hizballah targets and Hizballah firing hundreds of missiles into Israel.

The fighting and loss of life have swung some attention away from the hostage issue, and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah said in an address late last week that "the battle today is no longer a battle over prisoners or the exchange of prisoners."

Nonetheless, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said during a televised address to the nation Monday night that he kept photographs of Goldwasser and Regev - along with one of another soldier, Gilad Shalit, kidnapped by Hamas in a June raid across the Gaza-Israel frontier - on his desk as a daily reminder of his mission.

"We will do everything in our power to ensure their safe release and bring them back home," he said.
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Thursday, July 20, 2006

No Superman or Pirates of the Caribbean for Somalia

While the rest of the world watches events in Lebanon, Islamic radicals are installing a Taliban like government in Mogadishu. Even watching movies at the local cinema is cause for arrest. Too bad Somalia doesn't effect world box office receipts enough to arouse Hollywood do gooders.

Somalia: Islamists arrest movie goers in Mogadishu

(SomaliNet) Islamic militiamen raided tonight a cinema in Sinai village of eastern Mogadishu, arresting several people who were watching film following earlier warning from Islamists on seeing movies – a step that Islamic courts to banning all public entertainments in the capital.

The chairman of the Sinai Islamic court which is in the council of Islamic courts Sheikh Dahir Sheikh Farah confirmed on late Tuesday that they have arrested nine people who were in act of viewing very taboo film that is forbidden according to Sharia law.

“Our troops have stormed a cinema where young people watching emotionally a sexy film and they were all taken to prison,” Sheikh Farah said adding “we have already issued a warning on seeing movies in this district.

All the detained people were young including one woman and they are in the custody.

Sheikh Farah said we had told all the residents that we could not tolerate all evil actions and sins like watching movies, songs in the wedding parts and so on.

No word on what movie they were watching. I guess Somalians will have to content themselves with pedophilia, beastiality and other such pleasures allowed by the Koran.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hope for Georgia's Fourth Congressional District?

Or proof of this country's most stupid Congressional District?

From the AP:

Associated Press

ATLANTA - Democratic firebrand(firebrand?Not exactly the word I would use to describe her) Rep. Cynthia McKinney started preparing Wednesday for a surprise runoff with former DeKalb County Commissioner Hank Johnson, who has deep roots in the heart of her core constitency.

With 99 percent of the precincts reporting, McKinney finished with 47 percent of the vote to Johnson's 45 percent.

"We've been here before, but you know what? It is impossible to keep a good woman down," McKinney told cheering supporters, shortly after dancing and playing a tambourine.

"I intend to fight the good fight. I will continue to tell the truth and I will challenge anyone who dares to destroy anything about the work that I do. ... This battle is now engaged, and we intend to win."

Tuesday's primary was the first time that McKinney faced voters since her scuffle with a Capitol Hill police officer in March. Four years ago, McKinney was upset in the Democratic primary by political newcomer Denise Majette, who vacated the seat after one term to run for the Senate, opening the door for McKinney's return to Congress.

Some of Tuesday's voters said McKinney, who is seeking her seventh term, was an embarrassment and not representative of her suburban Atlanta district.

"I don't think she's a worthy representative. I just think she's a radical," said David Schmieder, a 61-year-old professor at Georgia Tech. "I would have voted anyway, but I would normally have voted in the Republican primary."

The Republican crossover vote was key in McKinney's primary defeat in 2002, when Majette won by promising not to embarrass her constituents as Majette claimed McKinney had done for a decade. However, that was not believed to have been as much of a factor in this week's primary because of some high-profile statewide races on the GOP ballot.

What is at stake in the runoff is McKinney's core constituency, which Johnson has targeted to oust the incumbent. South DeKalb County is home to Johnson's law firm and some of the country's most affluent blacks.

McKinney was largely criticized for questioning the Bush administration's advance knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, claiming the president allowed them to happen so his friends could profit from the bloodshed.

At her party, McKinney continued to flaunt her opposition to the Iraq war. She entered the auditorium with anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan and also was joined by Patricia Roberts, whose son, Jamaal Addison, was the first Georgia soldier killed in the war.

Cynthia McKinney and Cindy Sheehan?

In March, McKinney made national headlines when she struck an officer who stopped her when he didn't recognize her as she entered a House office building. A federal grand jury in Washington declined to indict the congresswoman, but she was forced to apologize on the floor of the House.

Some political observers said the scuffle helped reinforce her image in her mostly black suburban Atlanta district as someone unafraid to stand up against authority.

If assaulting a police officer doing his job is something to be proud of then they have the right person. Just goes to show you that Palestinians aren't the only ones who cast votes for criminals.

The first black woman elected to Congress from Georgia, McKinney also was challenged in the primary by John Coyne, an architect, who drawing 9 percent of the vote, enough to force the runoff between McKinney and Johnson.

The Democratic nominee would all but be assured a win in November in the heavily Democratic district.

We can only hope...

Further Proof Of United Nations Futility

Has the United Nations ceased to exist as a viable functioning international entity?

United Nations Resolution 1559

United Nations Security Council Resolution 1559 was a resolution adopted by the United Nations Security Council on September 2, 2004. It called upon Syria to end its military presence in Lebanon by withdrawing its forces and to cease intervening in internal Lebanese politics. The resolution also called on all Lebanese militias (including Hezbollah) to disband.

Nine countries voted in favor: Angola, Benin, Chile, France, Germany, Romania, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Six countries abstained: Algeria, Brazil, the People's Republic of China, Pakistan, the Philippines and Russia.

Another example of United Nations passing resolutions but not taking the steps to enforce them. Instead the United Nations sent 2000 UN peacekeepers who are there only as observers. Emboldened, Hezbollah launched missiles into Israel as UN peacekeepers sat and watched. Now the United Nations wants to send 8000 more peacekeepers. I have to ask why?

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Need Some New Prayer Material?

While the conflict heightens in the Middle East, here are some peaceful prayers from our Muslim friends to help you get through the night.

"O God, ...destroy the enemies of Islam.... O God, destroy the tyrant Jews, for they are within your power. O God, defeat these tyrant Jews and shake the ground under them."

"O God, destroy your enemies, the enemies of Islam, for they are within your power. O God, close the ranks of Muslims, guide them to the path of peace, and help them score victory over your enemy and their enemy."

"O God, give power to Islam and Muslims, humiliate infidelity and infidels, destroy Islam's enemies, and protect the Islamic countries." ... "O God, support our mujahidin bothers in Palestine, Kashmir, and Chechnya and destroy the aggressor Jews and the tyrannical Zionists, for they are within your power."

"O God, deal with the oppressive Jews, as they are within your power, and spare us their evil. O God, whoever wishes us and Muslims evil, keep him preoccupied with himself and make plans [to] destroy him."

No wonder Islam is called "The Religion of Peace".

Monday, July 17, 2006

Interesting Read

Black preachers plan protest against mosque opening in NW Pompano

Israeli's Right to Exist

What would have happened if Mexico launched missiles into the United States and then kidnapped two American soldiers after killing a number of his comrades?
Can there be any doubt to the response? But yet there are those who say Israel has gone too far... even as more missiles from Hezbollah strike into Israeli cities.

Israel operates on the principle that anyone who attacks it will pay a price and argues that, like it or not, this is part of what the Middle East is about. If Israel didn't follow this policy and allowed the United Nations to dictate its response than the state of Israel would no longer exist.

Israel has complied with every demand made by its enemies for peaceful coexistence. They have returned the Golan Heights. Gaza and the West Bank are now Palestinian controlled and even the Sinai Peninsula, captured in a war started by others has been returned. But still it isn't enough. Daily missile attacks have continued despite Israel's compliance. Their enemies have seen Israel's goodwill as a sign of weakness and have continued to press their main objective -- the eradication of Israel and its population.

Syria and Iran had orchestrated Hezbollah and Hamas's attacks. Everyday the Israeli offensive continues, they have threatened to join in but they won't. They know that Israel is fully capable of defeating both countries even as they make bold but empty threats. But the truth is that Iran has used Hezbollah and Hamas so that they won't be pushed to curb their nuclear ambitions. They hope to divert attention in the hopes of continuing its uranium enrichment program as the world looks elsewhere. It has certainly worked with the news organizations, I can only hope our political leaders aren't as naïve.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Back from the Dead

Vacation time is over....time to get started posting again. There has been a lot of changes since my last post in June. Looks like World War III has finally moved into open aggression. I hope everyone knows which side of the line they are standing on. On the side of good and right or not. If you still don't know, you never will.

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