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"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Supporters of Mojave Cross Lose in Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A cross that stands 8 feet tall in the vast Mojave National Preserve must come down, a federal appeals court ruled in invalidating a congressionally endorsed land exchange that sought to preserve it.

Full story: Las Vegas Sun


Atlanta Journal-Constitution
State's voter ID law holds up in court;
Federal judge rejects challenge

Georgia's much-debated photo voter ID law survived a major court challenge Thursday when a federal judge found it did not impose a significant burden on the right to vote.

The ruling upholds Georgia's law, said to be one of the most restrictive in the country, and clears the way for it to be enforced in the upcoming local elections on Sept. 18. Early voting begins Monday.

"It's a tremendous victory for Georgia, for our citizens and for the integrity of our elections," Secretary of State Karen Handel said in a joint press conference with Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Handel promised to continue outreach efforts, which she started this summer, that show voters how they can receive free IDs. This program included 250,000 mailings, hundreds of radio ads and a toll-free hotline.


No, No, Fred. Say It Ain't So.

Candidate Thompson Praised for Global Warming Views
Free market advocates in search of a champion who will take a firm stand against draconian global warming laws might have one in former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.), who announced his run for the presidency Wednesday...

Anti-Shari’a 9/11 Protest Will Go Ahead Despite Hurdles, Organizers Say
Anti-Islamist activists are still planning to demonstrate in Brussels next Tuesday to mark the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks and to protest against the “Islamization of Europe,” but organizers are grappling with legal difficulties and warnings that violence may erupt...

Court to Hear Other Hillary Fundraising Case
A week after questions emerged about suspicious donations to Sen. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, a three-judge panel in California will hear arguments Friday regarding an illegal fundraising event from her 2000 Senate campaign...

Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote
By Rep. John Boehner

As Congress returns this week, Republicans are ready to pick up where we left off when August recess began last month. From fighting for lower taxes to insisting on more restrained federal spending to giving our troops the support they need to wage and win the War on Terrorism, we're ready to continue working on the most important priorities facing the American people. At the same time, we also return to Washington with some unfinished business leftover from before the August recess: continuing to hold congressional Democrats accountable for the most egregious action of their short-lived majority -- or any House majority for that matter...a stolen vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.


“Feminists are never as militant as they are when promoting peace,” said historian Sondra S. Herman. Code Pink offers a prime example as they descend on the Capital to protest victory. Their name mocks Homeland Security alerts which inform law enforcement and citizens of increased terrorist threats. Their website states, “While Bush’s color-coded alerts are based on fear, the Code Pink alert is based on compassion and is a feisty call for women and men to ‘wage peace.’” The tactics employed in their “compassion” and “feistiness” while “waging peace” are more than even Rep. Nancy Pelosi can stomach.

Code Pink women activists are vehemently anti-war and claim to be the mothers, wives and daughters of the troops fighting in Iraq. Favorite tactics from the Code Pink bag of tricks include street theatrics, hunger strikes and staged fainting in Capitol Hill offices, and protests at campaign stops across the country -- basically anything that gains media attention. They point to men as the cause of war and women as the solution. Their stated purpose is to end the “occupation in Iraq,” although their goals go beyond that. Their leadership and mission are rooted more in communist ideals than in moral objection to unjust war.

While Code Pink activists condemn President Bush for his “fear-based politics that justify violence,” they applaud brutal dictators like Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro. Three of their top leaders, Cindy Sheehan, Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, took a trip to Venezuela last year to meet and socialize with Dictator Chavez. He endorsed ........

Read more Code Pink: Code for Castro and Chavez @ HUMAN EVENTS


Fred Thompson’s opening shot in launching his campaign on the Jay Leno show was impressive, but now he has to forget the sound bites and the folksy advice and get down to brass tacks.

To begin with, he has to give the voters in the primary states a good reason to pick him over all the other Republican candidates. He has to tell them not only where he stands on the issues, but also what he plans to do about them.

It’s not enough to say he wants a better America -- after all, everybody wants that. He has to spell out how he plans to get there.

Continue reading A Few Questions for Fred Thompson @ HUMAN EVENTS.

Friday, September 07, 2007

Liberals Sneer at Ted Kennedy

Liberal darling Ted Kennedy has run afoul of the left over his opposition to a controversial wind farm project in Massachusetts.

Liberals “are now heaping scorn on the 73-year-old senator,” reports syndicated columnist Froma Harrop. “Young audiences boo at his name, and the leftish ‘Daily Show’ on Comedy Central makes fun of him.”


Dianne Feinstein's $4 billion earmark for Beverly Hills comes at the expense of America's veterans.


Off to the Races

Peggy Noonan writes "Surprisingly, the Republican presidential campaign comes into focus."
This week the Republican candidates for the presidency tried to make it new again. Summer's over, autumn's here, they're relaunching. I think they pretty much succeeded. Their debate Wednesday night had sparks and fire. And a new candidate moved in.

So while Barack Obama struggles with a big question of his candidacy--how to draw deep blood from Hillary Clinton without fatally endangering his future in the party and earning the enmity of its power brokers; and Mrs. Clinton figures out each day how to slow him and stop him but not right now squish him like a bug, which would highlight a reputation for ruthlessness and embitter a portion of the base--a look at the Republicans in what was a Republican week.

The debate was full of fireworks about Iraq, about its essentials--the rightness of the endeavor, and what should rightly be done now. From the libertarian Ron Paul a blunt argument against the war: We never should have gone in and we should get out. "The people who say there'll be a blood bath are the same ones who said it would be a cakewalk. . . . Why believe them?" His foreign policy: "Mind our own business, bring our troops home, defend our country, defend our borders." After Mr. Paul spoke, it seemed half the room booed, but the other applauded. When a thousand Republicans are in a room and one man of the eight on the stage takes a sharply minority viewpoint on a dramatic issue and half the room seems to cheer him, something's going on.

Read on.

"It will be of little avail to the people, that the laws are made
by men of their own choice, if the laws be so voluminous that they
cannot be read, or so incoherent that they cannot be understood;
if they be repealed or revised before they are promulgated, or
undergo such incessant changes that no man, who knows what the
law is to-day, can guess what it will be to-morrow."

-- Alexander Hamilton and James Madison (Federalist No. 62, 1788)


Deserving of Honor
—Hugh Hewitt

On Wednesday on the United States Senate floor New York Senator Chuck Schumer said this:

Now some have argued that the surge is working. But Mr. President all you have to do is look at the facts to know that that is not the case. The violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge.

This is far worse than a stupid statement. It is a vile statement. And the assertion that the American soldiers who have secured Anbar have in any way failed and that their sacrifices were in vain or that they were ineffective is far below the dignity of the stupidest United States senator.

We urge you to call the United States Senate via the switchboard 202-225-3121 and demand an apology from Chuck Schumer. Our troops and their sacrifices deserve honor--not denigration on the floor of the United States Senate.

(Bold emphasis mine. -HH)

Thursday, September 06, 2007

“[P]oliticians gave us the idea that the things we could not afford individually we could somehow afford collectively through the magic of government.”

—Thomas Sowell

“Once you become a liberal, you can wax eloquent on the glories of the public schools while sending your kids to private school. You can wax prolix about the greedy rich while making a fortune on the side. You can even use the government to impose your values willy-nilly, from racial quotas and confiscatory tax rates to draconian environmental policies and sex-ed for grade-schoolers—all of which will paid for in part by people who disagree with you.”

—Jonah Goldberg

“While conservative Republicans have to live and die politically by the moral standards most Americans believe to be a reasonable code of personal behavior, Democrats have no standards for personal conduct.”

—Doug Patton

“The public cannot be too curious concerning the characters of public men.”

-- Samuel Adams --

Hillary's Hypocrisy

The winner of the Hypocrite of the Year award goes to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). Even though the year is far from over and is likely to have its fair share of hypocrisy, Mrs. Clinton’s comment on the need to compromise to achieve political and social progress has to outclass any other current or future entrant.

This woman, who refused to change a comma or a word of her thousand-page-plus healthcare reform bill and, as a result of her intractable stubbornness, sent the bill down to defeat along with the Democratic Congress and almost her husband’s presidency, is daring to show herself now as the apostle of compromise.

Here's what she recently said:

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The Massacre of Innocence

A stunning new book shows how elite culture made the Duke rape hoax possible.
Opinion Journal

Privileged, rowdy white jocks at an elite, Southern college, a poor, young black stripper, and an alleged rape: It was a juicy, made-for-the-media story of race, class and sex, and it was told and retold for months with a ferocious, moralistic intensity. Reporters and pundits ripped into Duke University, the white race and the young lacrosse players at the center of the episode, and the local justice system quickly handed up indictments. But as Stuart Taylor Jr. and KC Johnson show in "Until Proven Innocent"--and as the facts themselves would show when they finally came to light--it was a false story, a toxic controversy built on lies and bad faith.

There was plenty of wrongdoing, of course, but it had very little to do with Duke's lacrosse players. It was perpetrated instead by a rogue district attorney determined to win re-election in a racially divided, town-gown city; ideologically driven reporters and their pseudo-expert sources; censorious faculty members driven by the imperatives of political correctness; a craven university president; and black community leaders seemingly ready to believe any charge of black victimization.

"Until Proven Innocent" is a stunning book. It recounts the Duke lacrosse case in fascinating detail and offers, along the way, a damning portrait of the institutions--legal, educational and journalistic--that do so much to shape contemporary American culture. Messrs. Taylor and Johnson make it clear that the Duke affair--the rabid prosecution, the skewed commentary, the distorted media storyline--was not some odd, outlier incident but the product of an elite culture's most treasured assumptions about American life, not least about America's supposed racial divide.
Read more at Opinion Journal

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To Russia's Shame
—David Aikman

When Anna Politkovskaya, Russia's top investigative reporter, was murdered last October, it was pretty obvious that whoever did it was linked to objects of her often highly critical reporting.

Her murder, however, was highly embarrassing for Vladimir Putin, whose strong-man suppression of opposition politicians and reporters has provoked widespread disgust outside Russia. It was a major breakthrough for justice when the Russian prosecutor-general announced the arrest of 10 people, including former and active members of Russian security agencies, under the direction of a Chechen gang lord.

The question is, will the mastermind of the murder be uncovered? The prosecutor is blaming an alleged foreign conspiracy. But Politkovskaya enraged many Russian government figures by her courageous reporting. It is they who need to be uncovered.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


Police have smashed a suspected al Qaeda terror cell nursing a "profound hatred of US citizens" plotting to bomb civilian and military jets.The force of the planned explosions would have been worse than the train bombings in Madrid and the Tube and bus attacks in London on 7 July, 2005, according to German security sources. Those attacks killed 191 and 52 people respectively.Three men aged 22, 28 and 29 have been arrested in Germany days before they planned to strike, and bomb-making equipment and explosives have been seized.
'New Al Qaeda plot to blow up planes on September 11' smashed | the Daily Mail

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Networks Ignore Higher Than Expected GDP Growth

As broadcasts leave out economic growth, The Wall Street Journal spins the 4 percent growth with a negative prediction. Read more of Networks Ignore Higher Than Expected GDP Growth at the Business Media Institute.

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Obama Wants More Regulation, But Experts Beg To Differ

Candidate wants 'fly-by-night' lenders regulated and fined, but free market economists propose a different solution: let the market work.
Read it at Business Media Institute

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Econ 101: The Problem with Bailouts

Bailing out a bum sector of the economy - with my money and yours - sends the message that people can do whatever they want without consequences. And that idea is how the mortgage problem started.

Bush Plan to Help Homeowners Called Problematic
Given the instability in mortgage markets, President George W. Bush asked Congress to pass legislation to aid some homeowners struggling with their mortgages, but critics say the plan does not address the cause of the problem...

Media Negative throughout Nearly Four Years of Job Growth

Roughly four years and at least 8.3 million jobs later, the media have done a terrible job reporting on U.S. employment since the Bush tax cuts took effect. Instead of lauding 47 straight months of job growth, the media have criticized, downplayed or ignored this positive economic news. Read full article at the Balance Sheet.


Robert Novak's insight on the replacement for departing Attorney General Albert Gonzales:

In the face of widespread advice to put up a “non-controversial” attorney general nominee, the White House is fixing for a fight -- but they might not be able to tap an A-list nominee for this spot. White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten has a short list of ideal nominees, and they are not the “consensus nominees” requested by Judiciary Committee power-broker Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.). The list includes former Solicitor General Ted Olson and former deputy Attorney Generals George Terwilliger and Laurence Silberman.

The problem would be convincing these men to accept the nomination, which requires a public grilling by Schumer and his colleagues such as Senators Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) for the reward of serving out the final months of an unpopular administration.

A powerful, effective and like-minded attorney general is critical to any administration's success, and the weaknesses of Gonzales were certainly a major contributor to the Bush Administration's second-term woes.

Within the Department of Justice, there is speculation that acting Atty. Gen. Paul Clement might just ride out the term in an acting role or as a recess appointment.


Robert Novak also notes that:

Those few Republican governors remaining have abandoned conservative principles in favor of federal dollars, backing the Democratic-sponsored extension of SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program) to people who are neither children nor poor. Only the most conservative -- Mitch Daniels (Ind.), Haley Barbour (Miss.) and Mark Sanford (S.C.) -- remain opposed.

Thomas More Law Center Spokesman Addresses Press on Steps of NY City Hall Regarding Khalil Gibran International Academy

ANN ARBOR, MI – A large coalition of concerned citizens gathered on the steps of NY City Hall to express their concerns regarding the opening of the Khalil Gibran International Academy (KGIA). Brian Rooney, an attorney and spokesperson for the Thomas More Law Center, was one of those who addressed the gathering.

Said Rooney, “The Law Center will continue to use the courts to get information on the school that the city has refused to provide. We want to know what the curriculum is, what textbooks are being used, who the teachers are, and what groups affiliated with the school like the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) will have access to the children. The Law Center will also monitor the school in order to ensure that it comports with state and federal law. We are concerned that the city is setting up a segregated, separate but equal public school system: one for Islam and another for everyone else.”

NYC Arab School Opens Amid Firestorm
On the day a controversial Arab culture school opened in Brooklyn, critics gathered on the steps of New York City Hall to voice their opposition, expressing concerns about Islamic indoctrination and demanding more transparency from city officials...

Massachusetts incubates the "viruses" that afflict the Democratic Party.

MoveOn vs. Democrats: Punishing congressmen for reporting what they see in Iraq.

Tom DeLay vs. Matt Lauer

The Democrats' Foreign Funny Money

Economics and Property Rights

Larry Craig and "Don't Tap, Don't Tell"

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Eliminate the Pork

By David Davenport

The Republican Congress had its chance in 2006. And the new Democratic Congress tried in 2007. But after all the rhetoric and reforms, earmarks--where a member of Congress attaches a piece of special interest funding to a larger bill--remain.The tragic bridge collapse in Minnesota and the $233 million "bridge to nowhere" in Alaska funded by a special earmark symbolizes the problem. National priorities give way to special interests that Congress cannot resist. Then funding for highways and schools and heavily used infrastructure slides down the priority list. It's time to call for a special citizen's commission to recommend changes to federal pork and Congressional earmarks. There are issues--like redistricting and earmarking--where the politicians are just too self-interested to make the rules. We don't need to reform earmarks, we need to eliminate them.

Visiting Georgia's Museum of the Soviet Occupation is like watching a perfectly staged, cathartic tragedy.

Opinion Jourmal

Why are some World Bank officials trying to discredit a report that hasn't come out yet?

Opinion Journal

World Bank corruption: Bribery in India, and a test for Bob Zoellick.
Opinion Journal

Monday, September 03, 2007

Orlando man smoking while on oxygen may have caused fire, explosion

A fast-moving fire that may have been caused by a man smoking while using oxygen left 27 people homeless Saturday and damaged or destroyed at least a dozen apartments, authorities said.

Residents said there was a loud explosion about 7:15 a.m. and then flames began shooting through the roof of 2338 S. Conway Road in The Grove apartments, south of Curry Ford Road.

"It sounded like boom, like a bomb," said Julio Saez, 9, who was awakened by the noise.

Full story at OrlandoSentinel.com

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Public 'wary of green tax motives'

Nearly two-thirds of the public believe ministers are using environmental fears as an excuse to raise tax revenue, according to a poll.

And research suggests their cynicism is justified - with green taxes raking in ...

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Bill Clinton 'shocked' donor was a fugitive...

Well of course he was. Shocked, I tell ya. Shocked.


Edwards backs mandatory preventive care:
Would force people to see doctors

By AMY LORENTZEN, Associated Press Writer

TIPTON, Iowa - Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said on Sunday that his universal health care proposal would require that Americans go to the doctor for preventive care.

"It requires that everybody be covered. It requires that everybody get preventive care," he told a crowd sitting in lawn chairs in front of the Cedar County Courthouse. "If you are going to be in the system, you can't choose not to go to the doctor for 20 years. You have to go in and be checked and make sure that you are OK."

He noted, for example, that women would be required to have regular mammograms in an effort to find and treat "the first trace of problem." Edwards and his wife, Elizabeth, announced earlier this year that her breast cancer had returned and spread.

Read more on the runaway nanny state mentality.

Chinese military hacked into Pentagon

By Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington and Richard McGregor in Beijing
Financial Times

The Chinese military hacked into a Pentagon computer network in June in the most successful cyber attack on the US defence department, say American ­officials.

The Pentagon acknowledged shutting down part of a computer system serving the office of Robert Gates, defence secretary, but declined to say who it believed was behind the attack.

Current and former officials have told the Financial Times an internal investigation has revealed that the incursion came from the People’s Liberation Army.

One senior US official said .... Read on.

To reduce poverty, create more jobs

WASHINGTON -- Labor Day is a time to reflect on the economic well-being of the American worker, an issue on which our nation is deeply divided -- between those who say we've never had it so good and those who complain that things have never been worse.As usual, the truth lies somewhere between these two poles of thought.
Read more of 'To reduce poverty, create more jobs' by Donald Lambro

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“It gives me great pleasure to pay tribute to the working men and women of America on Labor Day. This occasion brings deserved attention to those who have toiled to build our nation and to shape a prosperous life out of the dreams of early immigrants. Today we recognize the honor and value of all work and the great distinction that flows from a job well done. From those who first carved a nation out of the wilderness to those who helped cross, settle and build this country, the working people have made immeasurable contributions to the advancement of our way of life. Through their spirit, minds, and muscles, America’s workers have created a modern industrial giant. They have sustained the traditional values of family, work, and neighborhood while serving as the bulwark of American democracy and lending support to the fundamental tenets of our free enterprise system.”
-- Ronald Reagan --

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“The only freedom deserving the name, is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it. Each is the proper guardian of his own health, whether bodily, or mental and spiritual. Mankind are greater gainers by suffering each other to live as seems good to themselves, than by compelling each to live as seems good to the rest.”

-- John Stuart Mill --

HillaryCare on the Horizon

Topping the Democrats’ to-do list when they return to Washington this week is reauthorization of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The House and Senate passed two different versions of the bill before August recess and now must reconcile the legislation before the program expires at month’s end.Although the Senate bill passed in August with a veto-proof majority on a 68-31 vote, Democrats won’t be able to push their new bill through the House as easily. Just five House Republicans sided with liberals when the bill came to a vote last month, giving President Bush the backup he needs for a likely veto.
Read more of 'HillaryCare on the Horizon' by Robert Bluey

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Bush refuses to deny that there is a North American agenda

The three-nation summit at Montebello, Quebec, was held behind closed doors, well guarded behind an intimidating fence and plenty of police, but the news conference that followed on Aug. 21 revealed more than the three heads of state had planned.President George W. Bush, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and Mexican President Felipe Calderon all refused to deny that the Security and Prosperity Partnership is a stepping stone toward a North American Union.
Read more of 'Bush refuses to deny that there is a North American agenda' by Phyllis Schlafly

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“Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar (D-Minn.) Porker of the Month for calling for a 5-cent increase in the federal gasoline tax in the wake of the deadly bridge collapse in his home state. Rep. Oberstar says the ‘temporary’ tax increase will raise $25 billion for a new bridge repair trust fund. Sadly and ironically, that’s almost exactly the same amount members of Congress siphoned off from the 2005 transportation bill to pay for nearly 6,500 pet, pork-barrel projects, including most notably $223 million for Alaska’s ‘Bridge to Nowhere.’ Rep. Oberstar himself was a participant in the earmark melee, securing $14.6 million that could have gone to highway and bridge repairs for five special-interest projects in his district, including $3.2 million for the Willard Munger State Trail. For seizing an opportunity to turn tragedy into a tax increase and an unnecessary new trust fund and for protecting transportation pork, CAGW names Rep. Jim Oberstar the August 2007 Porker of the Month.”

—Citizens Against Government Waste


“I would like to know the name of the buffoon who first decided that competition was a bad thing. Who was the silly goose who woke up one morning with the goofy notion that kids shouldn’t keep score in their games so that the members of the losing team wouldn’t suffer from low self-esteem? And what fathead decided that high schools shouldn’t have valedictorians because all the other seniors would feel like a bunch of underachievers? No doubt it was the same idiot who determined that a level playing field didn’t really mean equal opportunity, but equal results.”

—Burt Prelutsky


“You can’t send two sons off to college, as my husband and I now have, and expect them to succeed if you haven’t taught them some sense of self-reliance. Indeed, that virtue has long been recognized as a foundational mark of the American character. It enabled our forefathers to establish a nation that still serves as a beacon of freedom to the world. No free republic can survive without it. Which is why, like many conservatives, I’m alarmed by the attitude one finds among many Americans today. It’s on display particularly during a heated campaign season, like we’re in now—people across the country seem to have a sense of entitlement and demand that politicians ‘do something’ to solve every problem. Gone is the sentiment behind President Kennedy’s famous exhortation: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.’ That line may have drawn applause in 1961, but it’s alien to the thinking of Americans who look to government as some sort of glorified nanny. ... Where does this warped view of the state come from? What is the origin of this dependence on government, so dangerous to the concept of individual freedom?”

—Rebecca Hagelin


NORMANDY, FRANCE (June 6, 1944) - Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more were wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children. Most of the French casualties were the result of artillery fire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops. Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated, and that reaction against the American invasion was running high. "We are dying for no reason," said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler."

The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, thus threatening the species with extinction. A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised. "This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment without a second thought," said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about corporate greed."

Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded, said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows that President Roosevelt has ties to 'big beer'," said Pierre LeWimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret weapon -- a so-called "atomic bomb". Such a weapon c ould produce casualties on a scale never seen before, and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years. Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany. Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that German prisoners had been abused by American soldiers. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans at their so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored, but so far this remains unproven.

Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion, and French officials are concerned that the uncollected corpses will pose a public-health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess, and we don't intend to help clean it up."


Sunday, September 02, 2007

Iran replaces head of Revolutionary Guard amid U.S. move against the force


Pentagon plan: Annihilate Tehran's military in 3 days
No 'pinprick strikes' – 1,200 targets ID'd for massive attack on nuke sites

The Pentagon has formulated a "three-day blitz" plan to annihilate Iran's military that targets 1,200 sites, including Tehran's nuclear facilities, in order to render its military incapable of conducting offensive, defensive or retaliatory missions.

According to the London Sunday Times, citing Alexis Debat, director of terrorism and national security at the Nixon Center, the Pentagon has rejected a strategy of "pinprick strikes" against Iran's nuclear facilities.

"They're about taking out the entire Iranian military," Debat said.

Read more at WorldNet Daily.

Indicted USF Student has Terror Past in Egypt

From the Counterterrorism Blog
By The Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT)

Two Egyptian students enrolled at the University of South Florida have been indicted for carrying explosive materials across states lines. One of the defendants also is charged with teaching the other how to use them for violent reasons.

Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, 24, an engineering graduate student and teaching assistant at the Tampa-based university, faces terrorism charges for teaching and demonstrating how to use the explosives.

According to officials familiar with the case, Mohamed has been arrested previously in Egypt on terrorism-related charges. He is said to have produced an Internet video showing how to build a remote-controlled car bomb.

Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, also an engineering student, were stopped for speeding Aug. 4 in Goose Creek, S.C., where they have been held on state charges. Police found pipe bombs in their car near a Navy base in South Carolina where enemy combatants have been held. They have been held in a South Carolina jail while the FBI continued to investigate whether there was a terrorism link.

The men reportedly made police officer suspicious during a traffic stop when one of them tried to quickly put away a laptop computer. The computer was seized.

Mohamed faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted on the count of demonstrating how to make and use an explosive device. He and Megahed both face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of transporting explosives across state lines without permits.

Click here to read the full article, including information tying the defendants to convicted Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative Sami al-Arian, on the IPT's website.

These two clowns were the ones that said the material they had in the trunk of their car were just fireworks and CAIR immediately came out and said the students were just 'naïve kids' and were 'victims.'

Yeh, right. And, I'm Atilla the Hun.

Tip of the hat to LGF.