Saturday, February 18, 2006

Carnival of Blue Stars - # 2

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The Cartoon Wars are front and center this week. Lady Jane helps us get it in perspective. Carol defines 'dhimmitude' and it's a word we need to understand. Jen has an interesting perspective. Kathy says the Noose is Tightening, Musharraf of Pakistan, by his own doing, is caught between the Western Coalition and the Taliban in the Cartoon Wars. Have you heard of the RoMo and the Infidel Creed? Samantha Burns elaborates on the Moron of the Week. She goes on a Crazy Rant about Al Gore and the speech in Saudi Arabia in which he trashes the U.S. for 'horrible abuses' of Muslims following 9/11 and says the majority of his countrymen feel as he does [huh?!?]. She remarks, 'Ya, brilliant move. There's nothing better than having some idiot risk the lives of soldiers over some bologna propaganda.' Exactly! Alexandra of All Things Beautiful also has a few thoughts to share on America's Useful Idiots and the threat to our country. Republican Jen discusses another idiot, but I'm not sure how useful he is. The Patreitte has information about a scholarship contest available for military spouses. She also passes along a couple of letters of interest. One of the letters is from a soldier who says, 'If you do not support my mission, you do not support me.' The other is a note from her father, a U.S. Navy and Vietnam Veteran, to former President Carter following his remarks at the Coretta Scott King funeral. The Intergalactic Source of Truth gives some insight into the dynamics between competing tribes in Iraq. It's well worth reading more of his posts. There is progress being made in Iraqi reconstruction. Ever wonder how our soldier's sleep? An American Warrior answers 'Who Am I?' and the parent of an American Warrior has a few words to offer. Samantha has several interesting posts about the history of the Marine Corp. More here and here. My father was a Marine in WWII. Speaking of Marine history, did you know that Medal of Honor recipient and WWII hero Pappy Boyington may not be considered a good role model at his alma mater, The University of Washington. Some students don't want to erect a statue in his honor because he had killed other people during the war. Freedom Watch asks Americans to pray for peace for Israel. Israel needs our prayers (we need our prayers), Mark examines anti-Semitism in the U.N. [is this anything new?] and at Sonoma State University. Happy belated birthday to Kim and Happy Birthday today to Ruth. Ruth has birthday tributes from two of her blogging daughters, Daddy's Roses and The Median Sib. Who is your South Park self? This is me, the Cozy Reader, Alabama Improper, and Republican Jen. Ruth celebrates President's Day by writing about her mother's politics in the 1930s. She also has posted a beautiful valentine in memory of her beloved husband. Mark at Knocking on the Golden Door is dealing with the decline of his beloved dog. Keep My Soldier Safe points us to A Military Mom who lost her son on Wednesday. And Laura Lee has lost her nephew. Please keep them in your prayers.

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Carnival of Blue Stars Excerpt: Beth at Blue Star Chronicles has graciously included a link Weblog: A Lady's Ruminations Tracked: 02.19.06 - 5:58 pm Sunday Evening Potpourri Excerpt: . . . Of course the cartoons aren't the REAL reason. That's just their excuse to kill. Major news organizations such as CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS and others cower under the threat of violence from Muslims. The selective reporting of the MSM becomes glaring ... Weblog: The Median Sib Tracked: 02.19.06 - 6:45 pm

Yak of the Week

The Yak of the Week is up. He explains all about PMS ...

If you're still suffering from PMS (which still stands for Prophet Mohammed Syndrome) you're STILL a Yak of the Week. It's difficult to believe, but no one (MSM coverage of the Cheney Hunting Incident came in a distant second) managed to do anything demonstrating less of a connection with truth and reality than the individuals continuing to demonstrate symptoms of PMS (some of them increasingly serious, others just increasingly absurd).

Thanks for the Yak Attack.

Fatwa Authorizing the use of Nukes

On February 16, 2006, the reformist Internet daily Rooz ( ) reported for the first time that extremist clerics from Qom had issued what the daily called "a new fatwa," which states that "shari'a does not forbid the use of nuclear weapons."

"The spiritual leaders of the ultra-conservatives [in Iran] have accepted the use of nuclear weapons as lawful in the eyes of shari'a. Mohsen Gharavian, a disciple of [Ayatollah] Mesbah Yazdi [who is Iranian President Ahmadinejad's spiritual mentor], has spoken for the first time of using nuclear weapons as a counter-measure. He stated that 'in terms of shari'a, it all depends on the goal.' "The religious leadership of the Islamic Republic [of Iran], which has until now regarded the use of nuclear weapons as opposed to shari'a, and has repeated this point again and again, has so far kept silent about this. In spite of the fact that, in the last few weeks, some of the senior [leaders] of the Islamic Republic have tried to reduce the pressure [exerted by] the radical [conservatives], the radicals nevertheless seem to have complete control over the [political] arena.

More here and here
h/t D. Neill

I'll have a RoMo and a cup of Jo, please

The Muslim world has found a way to really stick it to the Danes and, as importantly, be able to continue to enjoy tasty pastries while boycotting Danish goods. From now on Muslims will call pastries 'Roses of the Prophet Muhammed'. The Median Sib says

Now that's a mouthful - figuratively and literally speaking.

She explains how it might be simplier to just order a RoMo. Read about it here.

Friday, February 17, 2006

The cure for the 'I'm sick of the Dick Chaney hunting non-story'

Okay, okay. I know everybody is sick of the non-story about Dick Chaney having a hunting accident. But there is one last story that is a must-read on this subject. Peace Moonbeam writes about her adventures in Corpus Christi ....

How could I stay at home after one of the most powerful and evil men in the world goes on a murderous rampage, indiscriminately shooting innocent civilians and quail? My assistant, Scooter, and I headed to Texas to protest bloodthirsty Dick Cheney, hunting, and guns - three things that make me crazy.

Million Dollar Bounty for Cartoonist

A Pakistani cleric announced a $1 million bounty for killing a cartoonist who drew the Prophet Muhammad caricatures. Mohammed Yousaf Qureshi, prayer leader at the historic Mohabat Khan mosque in the conservative northwestern city of Peshawar, made this announcement.

"This is a unanimous decision of by all imams (prayer leaders) of Islam that whoever insults the prophets deserves to be killed and whoever will take this insulting man to his end, will get this prize."

Some reporters have been taken hostage:

Reporters Without Borders, a leading media watchdog group, urged the release of six journalists held in Algeria and Yemen for reprinting the prophet drawings.

Does anyone think appeasement will work to make this stop? This is something worth fighting over Mr. Dreyfuss. We are being told we must submit to Islam or be killed. Shall we submit to Islam? Or shall we fight. It's our choice.
'Islamberg' In New York Excerpt: The Pakistani terrorist group Jamaat ul Fuqra is using Islamic schools in the United States as training facilities, according to a joint investigative report by an intelligence think tank and an independent reporter. Weblog: All Things Beautiful Tracked: 02.17.06 - 11:54 am

Draft Dodging Richard Dreyfuss is ready to Fight

Richard Dreyfuss. What can one say about Richard Dreyfuss. He's an actor who says that impeaching Bush is a cause worth fighting for. So NOW he wants to fight. How convenient. He's too old to be drafted now, so I suppose he'll stay in the United States for this war. In a speech to the National Press Corp he said:

Unless you are willing to accept torture as part of a normal American political lexicon, unless you are willing to accept that leaving the Geneva Convention is fine and dandy, if you accept the expansion of wiretapping as business as usual, the only way to express this now is to embrace the difficult and perhaps embarrassing process of impeachment.

This is really funny ... he said in the same speech,

impeachment is a statement that we refuse to endorse bad behavior.

He goes on to tell how the media is to blame for middle American's instantaneous response to attacks and events. The media dependant on sound-bites and immediate sensationalism (I agree with him on this point to some extent). But then he goes on to say how the media has shrunken the world and that in the past

time and distance played an amazing part in keeping the human race from killing itself

Well, time and distance certainly saved his hyde at one point! Living in Canada throughout the Vietnam War, for instance. Mr. Dreyfuss, in your outrage at the inhumanity of the United States, I see nothing in your speech that addresses the inhumanity of our enemies. How, then, would you suggest we fight them? How do you suggest we address the well-documented fact that they want to kill Americans, Eurpeons and push Israel into the sea? Are you equally outraged at the beheading of Nick Berg, a naive and innocent kid that went to the Muslims to prove that all Jews were not like they believed? What about Daniel Pearl? Were you outraged that his throat was slit just because he was a Jew? Did that bother you at all? How do you suggest we fight an enemy that does these things? This enemy who says slaughtering the Christian Peace Activists who are now captives there, is nothing more than slaughtering a pig. Do you think they will appreciate the fact that you have criticized their enemy? Do you think they will take that into account should they run across you? You are an American and a Jew, Mr. Dreyfuss, they will give you no more consideration than they have any of the 300 plus men and women whose heads they have sawed off to date. How easy to go to the National Press Club and preach to the choir about impeaching an American President. There are no consequences for that. How about standing up to the rioting hordes who are demanding the death of Westerners and Israelites? What about speaking to the outrage of the death and destruction these masses have brought to the world. Now that would take courage. How about fight for the right of a cartoonist to express himself in a 'free press' without a million dollar bounty being put on his head and having to go into hiding for his life? You are a silly actor Mr. Dreyfuss and your self-indulgent self-importance is astounding. You sat out Vietnam in Canada, then came back to the United States and made your millions in a country you would not fight for. Now you say you are willing to fight the easiest target there is, one in which fighting has no personal consequence or sacrifice. You left the country once in protest of a war that you said was criminal and unjust (at least that's the reason you gave at the time). Since you consider this war criminal and unjust you could sit it out in Canada as well, you know. We'll muddle along without you somehow. h/t memeorandum linked to Michelle Malkin; Stop the ACLU; Riehl World View; All Things Beautiful; Third World County; Museum of Left Wing Lunacy; Protein Wisdom; California Conservative; Atlas Shrugs; Dread Pundit Bluto; Junk Yard Blog; Stuck on Stupid; Rhymes with Right; The Liberal Wrong Wing; TMH Bacon Bits; Voteswagon; Jo's Cafe; The Right Track; Adam's Blog; Bloggin Out Loud; Everyman Chronicles; The Median Sib; Public Figures Beware ; Mark in Mexico; Random Thoughts

Richard Dreyfuss and other loveable losers Excerpt: Richard Dreyfuss - Latest loveable loser of "cause worth fighting for" and brings own sign. Says, "No one ever gives up power, ever," and claims to be a "libo-conservo-middle-of-the-roado." Here are some other losers who eventually learned that t... Weblog: Mark in Mexico Tracked: 02.17.06 - 1:14 pm

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Port Authority Excerpt: Earlier this week Dubai Ports World, based in the United Arab Emirates, announced that it would purchase London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O). The deal gives DPW control over commercial operations at six US shipping terminals... Weblog: The Business of America is Business Tracked: 02.18.06 - 12:17 am
Preschoolers Gone Wild Excerpt: Now I am not claiming to be mother of the year, but I pay attention to my child and try to be considerate of other people in church, stores or malls or even family and friends' homes. I figure if I am annoyed by the tantrum and it is my flesh and blo... Weblog: Ask Daddy - Mommy is Off Duty Tracked: 02.18.06 - 6:55 am
Democrats Hate America? Of Course Not. Excerpt: But they certainly don't like America...Patriotism and love for one's nation is often used to demean the opposition party. Believe it or not, Republicans were once the "anti-America" party. Great Democratic as well as Republican Presidents ... Weblog: The Liberal Wrong Wing Tracked: 02.18.06 - 8:54 am
Italy Now Officially "al-Dhimmitalia" Excerpt: At least the Spanish submitted to the yoke of the Islamofascists in the face of a terrorist attack on Spanish soil. The Berlusconi government caved in because Libyan police overreacted and killed 11 Libyans in Libya after they attacked the... Weblog: Rhymes With Right Tracked: 02.18.06 - 3:16 pm Unveiled: *PIAPS The Dummy - Weekend Trackback Party & Linkfest Excerpt: Mrs. Bill Clinton is positioned between her husband and President Bush at Madame Tussauds' Wax Museum. Her admirers are employees of The Madame's house. I couldn't find a closeup of Hillary's wax figure so I posted a reasona... Weblog: Stuck On Stupid Tracked: 02.18.06 - 4:20 pm

'Gevoelig': Sensitivity Cartoon

Michelle Malkin posts this animated cartoon by award winning Dutch cartoonist, Joep Bertrams.
Just passing it along ....
Oh - 'Gevoelig' is Dutch for 'sensitive'.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

How Do You Spell I-N-F-I-D-E-L

A Jewish Carpenter came to my blog and suggested I get this little button. Who am I to say 'no' to him? It reads 'Kaffir' which, he tells me, is Arabic for Infidel. I have to take his word for that. Pretty cool, huh? .... Thanks Mark :)

France Woke up Feeling Rather Danish Today!

France's Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy has accused Iran of having a military aspect to their nuclear program.

"No civil nuclear programme can explain the Iranian nuclear programme. It is a clandestine military nuclear programme," he said. "The international community has sent a very strong message to the Iranians - show reason, suspend all nuclear activities and uranium enrichment. And they're not listening to us."

Iran said, 'We ain't building no stinkin' bombs'. France said, 'Oui, you are!' Iran said, 'No, we aren't. It's Western propaganda giving us a bad name. It's Bush's fault.' The entire country stomped it's foot, pouting, causing aftershock to be felt as far away as Pakistan. France tossed it's hair with care-free abandon and replied, 'We all had Danish pastries for breakfast this morning. Besides, Germany, Britian and the Vikings have our backs, En Guarde!!'

BBC diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus says that Mr Douste-Blazy's blunt characterisation shows that, in diplomatic terms at least, the gloves are coming off. France, the UK and Germany have had a key role in pursuing long-running contact with Tehran, in an effort to persuade it to give up its plans. But the mood among the Europeans is sombre, laced with an element of frustration, our correspondent says - as Iran now appears intent on pursuing its nuclear research programme.

(see story and here) Iran retaliated by renaming Danish pastries. Breaking all known records, France has not yet surrendered ....
When You're Just Not Excerpt: . . . . order a "RoMo and a cup of decaf" next time he went to the coffee shop. I guess TECHNICALLY it should be a "RoMu". Either way - I thought it was funny. I could see people all over the world asking for RoMo's . . . . points out the absurdit... Weblog: The Median Sib Tracked: 02.16.06 - 8:27 pm

ACLU says National Security Leaks are OKAY

The ACLU, ever vigilant in it's efforts at undermining America's ability to protect itself, put out a press release today.

Citing growing concerns over court decisions that have weakened laws designed to protect whistleblowers, the American Civil Liberties Union today called on Congress to enact stronger protections for whistleblowers, especially those in the national security arena. Legislation that would take steps to correct some shortcomings in whistleblower law - but without critical protections for national security whistleblowers - was the subject of a hearing held by a panel of the House Government Reform Committee.

Apparently, 'whistleblower' is a new term for 'traitor' or 'treason'. It seems someone who leaks national security information is now a 'whistleblower' rather than a traitor.

In recent weeks, the Department of Justice has announced that it will investigate the disclosure of an illegal National Security Agency domestic eavesdropping operation approved by President George W. Bush.

The ACLU goes on to note that the public would not be aware of the methods the administration is taking to protect the country if it were not for a 'whistleblower'. The current whistleblower legistlation, H.R. 1317,

fails to fix a gap in current law for intelligence community employees from whom regulatory protections have been insufficient; and does not prohibit the career-ending revocation of a security clearance in retaliation for covered disclosures. It is critical that lawmakers correct these shortcomings, or else national security whistleblowers could remain out in the cold.

The focus of this press release is on tightening up the whistleblower legislation to protect those with Top Secret clearance for betraying whatever Top Secrets they are privy to. Doesn't that defeat the purpose of 'Top Secret Clearance'?

Treason Security by ACLU Excerpt: Leaking clasified information aids our enemy, and at war-time is Unthinkable. A full investigation of the ACLU is needed.. Weblog: Mensa Barbie Welcomes You Tracked: 02.16.06 - 6:55 pm

U.N. Disapproves of Guantanamo Bay Prison

From The United Nations has called for the United States to close down the prisoner of war camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba. The U.S. rejects the U.N. assessment that the prisoners at Guatanamo are being held wihtout cause. Most of the approximately 500 prisoners were captured when the United States ousted the Taliban from Afghanistan following the attacks on the United States September 11, 2001. The accusations from the U.N. include that prisoners were force-fed when they mounted a hunger strike. They have been put in isolation and at times deprived of light. The U.N. says this is torture. The U.N. seems very concerned for the well-being of terrorists and enemy combatants of the United States. However ... The U.N. human rights officials have not visited the prison and have declined offers to visit the prison. The Red Cross has had full access to the prison since it has been opened. I wonder ... Has the U.N. been as concerned for the treatment of Jill Carroll? Or of the 300 plus hostages taken by terrorists? Will they reprimand the terrorists for their actions against these innocent civilians?

The word “torture” is no longer a word used to describe treatment of a prisoner. It is now a word used as a weapon against the United States and its efforts to fight Islamic radicals.

~ Neal Boortz, TORTURE AT GITMO?

The ACLU vs. National Security

Cross-Posted from Stop the ACLU We have two recent press releases from the ACLU. 1. Gut National Security! We all know about the ACLU's lawsuit against NSA, its FOIA request over it, and its constant urging of Congress for full disclosure of what should be classified information.

The American Civil Liberties Union today urged the House Judiciary Committee to adopt several resolutions that would formally request any and all documents relating to the illegal National Security Agency domestic spying program authorized by President Bush. “The need for a comprehensive investigation into the NSA’s domestic surveillance is essential to find out exactly which laws were broken,” said Caroline Fredrickson, Director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office. “

Notice that while they use the word "illegal", and insist that laws were broken, they don't even know exactly what laws were broken. WTF? I thought that in America that everyone was considered innocent until proven guilty, but all of the sudden per ACLU the government is guilty until proven innocent. The way the program is was explained, according to all lawyers that worked in this field, it is completely legal because it falls under the powers of the Executive branch. The President's job is to protect the Nation, wage war when appropriate, and in this case approve by Congress when they said, "use any appropriate force necessary." It is also the Executive branch's authority to collect international intelligence, and the president does not need Congress' approval. This comes under the "seperation of powers", despite the fact that Congress does not like this. This is a never ending battle between the Congress and the Executive branch. Congress thinks that everything has to be run past it. When Congress says that it is the Executive branch that is trying to grab is Congress that is actually the one trying to grab power for themselves. If this were the only government effort to protect Americans that the ACLU opposed, one could easily write it off as a misguided pursuit of an absolutist ideaology of liberty. However, the ACLU seems to have a problem with everything dealing with National Security. They oppose the Patritot Act, airline security measures, searches across the board, and much more. But lets get down to the real agenda. To the ACLU, CIA means "Controlling the Intelligence Agencies." That's the title they gave to Policy #117. But even that is an understatement of what this particular policy calls for. "Completely undermining the Intelligence Agencies" would be a more appropriate title. It starts out badly and then gets worse. "Control of our government's intelligence agencies demands an end to tolerance of "national security" as grounds for the slightest departure from the constitutional boundaries which limit government conduct in other areas." Of course, its been obvious for nearly 70 years that protecting America's national security is certainly not something the ACLU favors. Here are some of the specific controls called for in Policy #117:

Limit the CIA, under the new name of the Foreign Intelligence Agency, to collecting and evaluatiing foreign intelligence information. Abolish all covert operations. Limit the FBI to criminal investigations by elimimnating all COINTEL-PRO-type activity and all foreign and domestic intelligence investigations of groups or individuals unrelated to a specific criminal offense. Prohibit entirely wiretaps, tapping of telecommunications and burglaries. Restrict mail openings, mail covers, inspection of bank records, and inspection of telephone records by requiring a warrant issued on probable cause to believe a crime has been committed. Prohibit all domestic intelligence and political information-gathering. Only investigations of crimes which have been, are being, or are about to be committed may be conducted.

Two former members of the ACLU, Richard and Susan Vigilante, conducted a thorough analysis of the ACLU spelled out by the Union's Center for National Security Studies. They wrote:

The ACLU opposes, and has fought in either Congress or the courts, virtually all "covert action," most "clandestine intelligence" gathering (i.e. spying), and in one case aid to an important U.S. ally with a poor human rights record. The net effect of these efforts has been to hinder U.S. opposition to Communist expansion. The ACLU may, at some point, have undertaken some major initiative that advanced U.S. interests and hindered Communist expansion, but our research never turned one up and no ACLU leader ever mentioned one to us.

In other words, strip the intelligence agencies useless. 2. Enrage America's enemies. Anything that enrages America's enemies, the ACLU wants on the front pages of all the MSM's newspapers.

In response to newly released images of abuse at Abu Ghraib, the American Civil Liberties Union today renewed its call for an independent investigation into widespread and systemic abuse in U.S. detention centers in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantánamo Bay.

Despite the fact that this is old news recylcled, the ACLU have pushed for more fuel to the hate America crowd's fire. I say, let's release the photos, so that those who rioted over simple 4 month old cartoons can completely destroy themselves. Either the ACLU has no concern over anti-American consequences to further release of an incident that took place over a year ago, or they are seeking anti-American rage to increase. Their position on this is at best irresponsible, and at worse prodding an already raging bull.

The ACLU has sued the Department of Defense for withholding photographs and videos depicting abuse at Abu Ghraib and other detention facilities. In September, a federal judge in New York ruled that the government must turn over the Abu Ghraib images, as well as other visual evidence of abuse, noting "the freedoms that we champion are as important to our success in Iraq and Afghanistan as the guns and missiles with which our troops are armed." The decision is currently on appeal by the government. The ACLU said it does not know whether the new photos aired by the Australian "Dateline" program are the same photos being withheld by the government.

Investigations and punishment for these abuses are something we definitely agree with the ACLU on. However, the release of more gruesome photos to the public, running on front pages of magazines and newspapers does not serve any good, other than to further the hate of our enemies. More than 25 people of both enlisted and commissioned rank were held accountable for criminal acts and other misconduct associated with prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib. Several pictures appear to show U.S. soldier Charles Graner, who was jailed for 10 years for his leading role in the Abu Ghraib abuse. Many of these photos are even suspect of being hoaxes. The Abu Ghraib abuses were discovered by U.S. troops and were being investigated before any of the photos were leaked to the press. None of this matters to the media and ACLU. Congress members have already seen the additional photos, and investigations and prosecutions have been launched. There is nothing positive about releasing these photos to the public, and no productive purpose other than fanning the flames of hate. While there is major hypocrisy in the MSM response to the Abu Ghraib photos in comparison to the Danish cartoons, both are protected freedoms. While many called for solidarity with the Danish over freedom of expression, this was in response to the savage reactions of riots, and embassy burnings from Muslims. The release of more photos from Abu Ghraib to the general public serves no such purpose. They reveal nothing new or informative that we have not already seen. They have no significance other than anti-American propaganda purposes. 3. Defend America's enemies. The list is endless on this one. They have defended traitors funding Hamas, the PLO, and confessed Al-Qaeda operatives. They have refused contributions from some of their most loyal donors because of anti-terrorism specifics. The ACLU, in every position it takes in National Security issues, proves time and again to be against American interests. When you combine all of these things, is there any wonder why so many Americans question who's side the ACLU is on?


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PMS Strikes University of Illinois Excerpt: In a move designed to permit the public to judge for themselves whether or not the now-infamous Jyllands-Posten cartoons properly caused outrage in Muslim communities worldwide, the editor-in-chief of the student newspaper at the University of Weblog: Random Yak Tracked: 02.15.06 - 9:16 pm
Urgent call: stop the desecration of the Flight 93 Excerpt: Error Theory just got the following email announcing what could be a recognition of the camoflaged Islamic crescent in the Flight 93 Memorial design Weblog: Tel-Chai Nation Tracked: 02.16.06 - 9:25 am
Good News On Sunday Mornings Excerpt: I love the whining from the Media Matters for America about Sunday morning talk shows tilting to the right. The group has a new study "proving" this. The study is flawed, true, but the complaint shows the left can no longer take the news media for gr... Weblog: Don Surber Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:45 pm Conservatives shouldn't cover for Cheney Excerpt: Back in 1974, I also learned the elements of news. To be considered news, a report must contain at least one of the following: oddity, emotion, consequence, proximity, drama, human interest, prominence, progress, conflicts and timeliness.... Weblog: Old Surber Columns Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:46 pm Michelle Tanner: Fashion Icon? Excerpt: America's young style icons? Hell in a handbasket, I’m telling you Weblog: Carnival of the Celebrities Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:47 pm
They're After Blood Excerpt: The Dick Cheney interview is available at Expose the Left. Of course, none of the explanations satisfy the left. They want a full press conference. Pam Spaulding thinks Cheney was drunk because he admitted to having one beer at lunch. Cheney's... Weblog: Adam's Blog Tracked: 02.15.06 - 11:28 pm Who Did Larry O’donnell Talk to and When Did He Talk to Them? Excerpt: So Hugh Hewitt had Larry O’dunco on his show today and asked him about his assertion from his Huffpo post earlier where Owhacko said: Every lawyer I’ve talked to assumes Cheney was too drunk to talk to the cops after the shooting.Hugh ask... Weblog: The Real Ugly Tracked: 02.16.06 - 7:05 am What Purpose Do "New" Abu Graib Photos Serve? Why Not Mohammad Toons? Or 9/11 Jumpers? Excerpt: I didn't really want to post on the new Abu Ghraib photos because they're nothing but propoganda for terrorists and we all know that already. But I see many other bloggers all had the same thought as I did, immediately... Weblog: Tracked: 02.16.06 - 9:31 am Michelle Tanner: Fashion Icon? Excerpt: America's young style icons? Hell in a handbasket, I’m telling you Weblog: Carnival of the Celebrities Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:22 pm Conservatives shouldn't cover for Cheney Excerpt: Back in 1974, I also learned the elements of news. To be considered news, a report must contain at least one of the following: oddity, emotion, consequence, proximity, drama, human interest, prominence, progress, conflicts and timeliness.... Weblog: Old Surber Columns Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:33 pm Good News On Sunday Mornings Excerpt: I love the whining from the Media Matters for America about Sunday morning talk shows tilting to the right. The group has a new study "proving" this. The study is flawed, true, but the complaint shows the left can no longer take the news media for gr... Weblog: Don Surber Tracked: 02.16.06 - 12:38 pm
Cartoon Jihad - Muslim group criticizes Iran's Pre Excerpt: As I've stated in previous posts, the moderates within Islam need to be heard. We need to encourage them to speak out and act, so that as much as possible is done to destroy the Islamofascists that endanger not only the West but Islam itself. It's a ... Weblog: Mark My Words Tracked: 02.16.06 - 7:37 pm

Who's Watching?

I've noticed a pattern. Everytime I post something about the Muslim riots I get hits from Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Egypt and Indonesia. I've also gotten more hits from Denmark, Sweden and Norway since the Cartoon War began. Now eventhough N.Z.Bear has Blue Star Chronicles categorized as a Playful Primate in his Ecosystem (most days), I know that in the big scheme of things in this world, I'm just an Insignificant Microbe. So why would my little blog and posts be of interests to anyone from the Middle East? And then I think, what better way to take the pulse of what average people are thinking. They aren't going to get that from the MSM. Or from Hollywood. They'll get it from average Americans. It just makes me want to post more about the cartoons .....


Wednesday, February 15, 2006

ACLU Celebrates new release of Abu Ghraib Photos

Most of the American press has refused to print copies of cartoons the Muslim world is using as an excuse to ignite global rioting, bloodshed, destruction, hysteria and overall anarchy. The press says they don't want to contribute to the uproar or be insensitive to the feelings of Muslims. Maybe appeasement will work. Meanwhile, right in the middle of all this rioting, the Amerian press decides to print pictures of a several year old 'scandal' from Abu Ghraib prison that portray fraternity hijinks of some poorly trained and disciplined soldiers. The U.N. finds this treatment of prisoners of war disturbing. The strongest statement the U.N. has issued regarding the Muslim riots is Kofi Aman stating they'll have to pay for property damage. Maybe appeasement will work. Thanks to the ACLU ...

The photos were obtained under freedom of information laws by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and broadcast on the Australian documentary programme Dateline. “The photographs have to be released so the public have some idea of what happened at Abu Ghraib,” ACLU lawyer Amrit Singh told SBS on the programme. “It is for the public to decide on looking at them what needs to be done.”

While the top headlines in today's American news are about a hunting accident involving the Vice President, there are actually committees being formed by the European Union to 'Weed out textbooks offensive to Muslims'. Maybe appeasement will work. Secretary of State Dr. Condoleezza Rice has accused Syria and Iran of inciting the riots and has stated that the 'The world ought to call them on it.' The EU Justice and Security Commissioner, Franco Frattini has responded that regulations will be drawn up for the press to 'self-regulate', he says, "The press will give the Muslim world the message: we are aware of the consequences of exercising the right of free expression." Maybe appeasement will work. As the mother of an American Soldier, it infuriates me for these groups with agendas that have nothing to do with the best interests of the United States of America to give aid, comfort and ASSISTANCE to our enemies. Our soldiers will have to face this enemy and they will face an enemy empowered by the cowardice of those who will appease, keep their heads in the sand and focus on anything rather than the real problems we face. In my eyes they have the blood of American soldiers on their hands. Remember what we are dealing with here. Islamic Imperialism by Efraim Karsh

The House of Islam’s war for world mastery is traditional, indeed venerable, and it is a quest that is far from over.

Hassan Abbasi, Director of the Center for Security Doctrines Research of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, security chief in the President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's administration says this:

The global balance of power is in a state of flux and every nation should fight for a place in a future equilibrium. The Western powers, especially the United States, still wield immense military and economic power that "looks formidable on paper." But they are unable to use that power because their populations have become "risk-averse." "The Western man today has no stomach for a fight," Abbasi says. "This phenomenon is not new: All empires produce this type of man, the self-centered, materialist, and risk-averse man.

and this

But it is not only the US that Abbasi wants to take on and humiliate. He has described Britain as "the mother of all evils". In his lecture he claimed that the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Israel, and the Gulf states were all "children of the same mother: the British Empire." As for France and Germany, they are "countries in terminal decline", according to Abbasi. "Once we have defeated the Anglo-Saxons the rest will run for cover," he told his audience.

and this

We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization... we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them.

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