Saturday, July 15, 2006

Israel: Iran aided Hezbollah ship attack

" JERUSALEM - A missile fired by Hezbollah, not an unmanned drone laden with explosives, damaged an Israeli warship off Lebanon, the army said Saturday. Elite Iranian troops helped fire the missile, a senior Israeli intelligence official said.

One sailor was killed and three were missing.

The intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the information, said about 100 Iranian soldiers are in Lebanon and helped fire the Iranian-made, radar-guided C-102 at the ship late Friday.

The official added that the troops involved in firing the missile are from the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, an elite corps of more than 200,000 fighters that is independent of the regular armed forces and controlled directly by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei."
They are saying that Israel should use a more
balanced response to the kidnapping and rocket
attacks on them by Hezbolah.
" "I find honestly -- as all Europeans do -- that the current reactions are totally disproportionate,"Jacques Chirac "
Should we have only flew aircraft into the Talibans buildings in response to 9/11?
Should we have only used rusty half working tanks in attacking Iraq?
Should Truman not have dropped the bombs on Japan and instead spent a million lives to win?
War is about bringing your enemy to its knees.
You use what tools are available to you to gain the advantage.
This is not Nascar or the NCAA.
A level playing field is not a rule of war.
If 700 rockets started flying over the Canadian border hitting Buffalo and Syracuse
would we be using a balanced response?
Do you think that if Hezbolah had more firepower they would balance their attacks on Israel?
Do you think that if the Islamofascists had a Nuke they would not use it?

"The trouble with our liberal friends
is not that they're ignorant:
It's just that they know so much that isn't so."

- Ronald Reagan

Friday, July 14, 2006

Ominous words
Do we really hear what is being said?
Or is he just a pleasant little man that we just
have to understand and talk to?

" TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on Islamic countries to mobilise against Israel and “remove” the “Zionist regime”.

“The basic problem in the Islamic world is the existence of the Zionist regime, and the Islamic world and the region must mobilise to remove this problem,” the president said in a speech to regional officials.

He was speaking at the opening of a two-day conference in Tehran on security in Iraq.

“Today there is a strong will... to remove the Zionist regime and implement a legal Palestinian regime all over Palestine. The continued survival of this regime (Israel) means nothing but suffering for the region,” Ahmadinejad said. “The biggest threat today for the region is the existence of the fake Zionist regime,” he added, before going on to attack Israel’s supporters.

“I am reminding them to stop the crimes of this corrupt government before it is too late, and open the way for a government arising from the votes of the indigenous people of Palestine, all over Palestine,” the president said.

He also issued an ominous warning to Western powers.

“Nations in the region will be more furious every day, and it will not be long before this intense fury will lead to a huge explosion,” Ahmadinejad said.

“The waves of fury of Muslim nations will not be confined within the boundaries of the region, and the people who close their ears to the cries of the Palestinians and blindly support this regime will be responsible for the consequences,” he warned."

Thursday, July 13, 2006

""Hezbollah doesn't want there to be peace, the militant arm of Hamas doesn't want there to be peace, and those of us who do want peace will continue to work together to encourage peace," G.W. Bush ."

"Whatever enables us to go to war, secures our peace."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to James Monroe, 24 October 1823)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

It's like the mother in the supermarket who keeps saying "put that down!"
Over and over again without ever punishing or stopping the child from
knocking everything off the shelf.

via AP
"BEIJING - The U.S. nuclear envoy accused
North Korea on Wednesday of failing to cooperate in efforts to end the uproar over its missile tests and nuclear programs, saying Pyongyang hasn't responded "in a positive way" to diplomatic efforts by ally China.

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Hill, who met Wednesday with Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing, said Beijing was working hard to persuade the North to stop missile tests and return to six-party nuclear disarmament talks.

"China's trying. We're trying. Everyone is trying, except the DPRK," Hill told reporters, referring to the North by the initials of its formal name. "It is, frankly speaking, a little discouraging to see that the DPRK has not yet responded in a positive way."

Supporters of a U.N. resolution that would impose sanctions on the North over its missile tests have postponed a vote to give China time to use its influence as the North's main ally and aid donor to push for renewed negotiations."
Is Castro Dead?

Bright & Early
"I received an e-mail from Cuba this afternoon saying that Castro is either dead or very gravely ill, but I don't have any way of confirming it. The only interesting thing is that the e-mail is from the same person who sent me an e-mail early this year to tell me that Castro was planning to build a "forest of flags" to try to block the human right signs appearing at the US Mission. When I got that e-mail I posted the information also as rumor, but one day later ABC News confirmed the story. However, since I don't know who this person in Cuba really is, I don't have any way of knowing if what he is saying now is true or not."
The latest attack from the religion of peace.
The main stream media describe the bombers as Kashmiri militants in a desperate attemp to avoid seeing the obvious. These bombers are islamist terrorists! When will the left wake up to the fact that we are in a war for the survival of our civilization? Or maybe they do know but think that we are so corrupted that our civilization needs to be brought down.

the Times of India
" NEW DELHI: The terror attack on Mumbai trains was carried out by Lashkar-e-Toiba and local Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists and was designed to trigger communal conflagration in the country’s financial capital, intelligence sources said.

While still waiting for clues to emerge, top intelligence sources in New Delhi seem pretty sure the blasts on the trains were plotted by Lashkar modules which are increasingly collaborating with activists of SIMI, which boasts of strong pockets of influence across Maharashtra.

The estimate of intelligence agencies here is derived from the scale of the attack, as well as precise information about the Lashkar’s sleeper cells that have proliferated in Maharashtra.

Sources in the home ministry, in fact, said that a carnage had seemed very much on the cards with information pouring in about stockpiling of arms and explosives by religious extremists.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

A member of Congress is bound by the same laws as ordinary citizens, said the judge, who had approved the FBI's request to conduct the overnight search of Jefferson's office.
via Yahoonews
"The overnight search was part of a 17-month bribery investigation of Jefferson, a Louisiana Democrat.

In a 28-page opinion, Hogan dismissed arguments by Jefferson and a bipartisan group of House leaders that the raid violated the Constitution's protections against intimidation of elected officials.

Hogan acknowledged the "unprecedented" nature of the case. But he said the lawmakers' "sweeping" theory of legislative privilege "would have the effect of converting every congressional office into a taxpayer-subsidized sanctuary for crime.""

Monday, July 10, 2006

"Literally trillions of dollars have been spent since the 1960s to address poverty, both in the United States and in developing countries, in exactly the manner that Revs. Wallis, Sharpton, and Jackson suggest we should continue doing today. That is, to cast poverty not as something that individuals rise above and out of, but as something that bureaucrats spend other people's money on to eliminate. The result, after trillions spent, has been negligible results and massive social costs... On the other hand, what is quite clear is that the likelihood of a black child in the United States living in poverty is five times higher if that child is living in a home headed by a single parent than in one headed by married parents. It is also true that the incidence of child poverty in homes headed by married parents is virtually no different between blacks and whites... Rev. Sharpton wants to continue to insist that 'The problems in our community have been systematic and because of structural problems within the system.' The black left has dominated black life and thinking for the last 50 years. Black family life is, on average, in much worse shape today than 50 years ago and black poverty persists. Our Lord is merciful and forgiving. But surely we should not expect infinite patience. We have some responsibility to learn from the errors of our ways." —Star Parker"

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Is Curbing Deficit

More bad news for the left.
It may be surprising to the New York Times,
But its not for us on the right,
its simply common sense.

New york times
"WASHINGTON, July 8 — An unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the projected budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of hurricane relief.

On Tuesday, White House officials are expected to announce that the tax receipts will be about $250 billion above last year's levels and that the deficit will be about $100 billion less than what they projected six months ago. The rising tide in tax payments has been building for months, but the increased scale is surprising even seasoned budget analysts and making it easier for both the administration and Congress to finesse the big run-up in spending over the past year.

Tax revenues are climbing twice as fast as the administration predicted in February, so fast that the budget deficit could actually decline this year."

"Hmmm this is not good."

Thursday, November 3, 2005

Washington, D.C. – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate.

Remarks as prepared:
"Mr. President, I strongly oppose the Republican budget and the package of reconciliation bills we will be debating over the next two weeks.

This Republican budget and these reconciliation bills are fiscally irresponsible and will increase the deficit. "
and U.S.
is out of ideas

from the New York Daily news,
"Last week's headlines prove the point: North Korea fires missiles, Iran talks of nukes again, Iraq carnage continues, Israel invades Gaza, England observes one-year anniversary of subway bombing. And, oh, yes, the feds stop a plot to blow up tunnels under the Hudson River.

World War III has begun.

It's not perfectly clear when it started. Perhaps it was after the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War ended. Perhaps it was the first bombing of the World Trade Center, in 1993.

What is clear is that this war has a long fuse and, while we are not in the full-scale combat phase that marked World Wars I and II, we seem to be heading there. The expanding hostilities mean it's time to give this conflict a name, one that focuses the mind and clarifies the big picture.

The war on terror, or the war of terror, has tentacles that reach much of the globe. It is a world war."
The Japanese war machine?

Aspiring sincerely to an international peace based on justice and order, the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation and the threat or use of force as means of settling international disputes.

In order to accomplish the aim of the preceding paragraph, land, sea, and air forces, as well as other war potential, will never be maintained. The right of belligerency of the state will not be recognized.

-Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution

"But as Churchill said, great battles "change the entire course of events, create new standards of values, new moods, in armies and in nations." The threat to Japan of nuclear-tipped missiles from North Korea is doing just that.

If the Japanese are making fanflicks of the Japanese Navy, it seems the tables are turning on Article 9, and some of Churchill's "new moods" are being created."

read the whole article at-
the adventures of chester

I think that alot of my friends who call themselves liberal
are not quite as liberal as they think.
Below is a list of liberal beliefs that are put forth by the
New York Times, Howard Dean and the rest of the left wing media.

I read the below list and aggreed with one (sort of)
I am against the death penalty.

You say you are a liberal.

Do you believe the following?

1. Standards for admissions to universities, fire departments, etc. should be lowered for people of color.
2. Bilingual education for children of immigrants, rather than immersion in English, is good for them and for America.
3. Murderers should never be put to death.
4. During the Cold War, America should have adopted a nuclear arms freeze.
5. Colleges should not allow ROTC programs.
6. It was wrong to wage war against Saddam Hussein in the Gulf War.
7. Poor parents should not be allowed to have vouchers to send their children to private schools.
8. It is good that trial lawyers and teachers unions are the two biggest contributors to the Democratic Party.
9. Marriage should be redefined from male-female to any two people.
10. A married couple should not have more of a right to adopt a child than two men or two women.
11. The Boy Scouts should not be allowed to use parks or any other public places and should be prohibited from using churches and synagogues for their meetings.
12. The present high tax rates are good.
13. Speech codes on college campuses are good and American values are bad.
14. The Israelis and Palestinians are morally equivalent.
15. The United Nations is a moral force for good in the world, and therefore America should be subservient to it and such international institutions as a world court.
16. It is good that colleges have dropped hundreds of men's sports teams in order to meet gender-based quotas.
17. No abortions can be labeled immoral.
18. Restaurants should be prohibited by law from allowing customers to choose between a smoking and a non-smoking section.
19. High schools should make condoms available to students and teach them how to use them.
20. Racial profiling for terrorists is wrong -- a white American grandmother should as likely be searched as a Saudi young male.
21. Racism and poverty -- not a lack of fathers and a crisis of values -- are the primary causes of violent crime in the inner city.
22. It is wrong and unconstitutional for students to be told, "God bless you" at their graduation.
23. No culture is morally superior to any other.

Those are all liberal positions. How many of them do you hold?
via-Dennis Prager