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About the ports deal… February 27, 2006

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I still can’t help but think that there’s alot more to President Bush’s support of the deal with the UAE to take over the British P&O Steam Navigation Company.  As I said recently, I can’t see him supporting this if it were a security problem.

But what reason could there be?  I’ve been thinking it has to do with Iran.  I think that before the end of the year, we will have to step in & stop their nuclear development.  So, I checked a map of the middle-east, and what do I see?

 

 

Look what’s lined up on the Persian Gulf – Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE and Oman.

Kuwait?  They’ve been an ally for a long time – let’s hope in continues with the new leadership.

Qatar? U.S. Central Command HQ is there.

Bahrain is home to the American navy’s Fifth Fleet

US signs trade pact with Oman – in January 2006.  And now, the UAE.

I think he’s moving his pieces into position.

 

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I’ll spell it “Moslem” from now on… February 27, 2006

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From Knowledge is Power:

From wikipedia: 

Until around the late 1980s, the word was commonly spelled Moslem. The spelling has since fallen into disuse. Muslims do not recommend this spelling because it is often pronounced “mawzlem,” which sounds somewhat similar to an Arabic word for “oppressor” (Za’lem in Arabic). The word is pronounced “Mus“-lim in Arabic, but some English dictionaries allow both “Mus“-lim and “Muz“-lim. The word is now most commonly written “Muslim”.

So it sounds like “oppressor”?  I’d think they’d be happy to have it pronounced that way, since dhimmitude for the rest of us is on the agenda.

 

Another sign of hope… February 27, 2006

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From Clarity and Resolve:

Glimmer of Reason in UK Public Discourse on Islamosupremacy

Speaking during a television interview, Sir Trevor Phillips, the chairman of Britain’s Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) underscores the wisdom of pluralism and the folly of multiculturalism: Muslims ‘must accept’ free speech

Muslims must accept that freedom of speech is central to Britishness and should be preserved even if it offends people, says Sir Trevor Phillips.

The chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) said we should “allow people to offend each other”.

And he suggested that Muslims who wanted a system of Islamic Shariah law should leave the UK.

Read the whole thing. 

Do you see a pattern here?  First, the Italian Justice Minister, then the Australian Treasurer, and the Australian Prime Minister backs him up.  I think Western civilization may be finally waking up to the threat.  Maybe this will encourage other sitzpinklers to finally stand up!

Hope so.

Kofi Annan: Denmark “Not Yet Sure How to Adjust” February 26, 2006

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From Little Green Footballs:

Doha, Qatar, 26 February 2006 – STATEMENT BY THE SECRETARY-GENERAL AT THE OPENING SESSION OF THE SECOND MEETING OF THE HIGH-LEVEL GROUP FOR THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS

The offensive caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were first published in a European country which has recently acquired a significant Muslim population, and is not yet sure how to adjust to it. [Recently acquired, Kofi?  What – did they go to Muslims ‘R Us and pick up a whole shopping cart full?  And adjust to it??? Um, no, the “new arrivals” need to adjust.]

And some of the strongest reactions – perhaps especially the more violent ones – have been seen in Muslim countries where many people feel themselves the victims of excessive Western influence or interference.

Whether or not those who published the caricatures were deliberately seeking to provoke, there is no doubt that some of the violent reactions have encouraged extremist groups within European societies, whose agenda is to demonize Muslim immigrants, or even expel them. [Hang on – “demonize” Muslim immigrants?  Do you mean Muslims who peacefully demonstrate?  Or  Muslims raping young girls as a “rite of passage“? Or Muslims killing? Be specific here, Kofi.]

Similarly, the republication of the cartoons, and the support for them voiced by some leaders in Europe, have strengthened those in the Muslim world who see Europe, or the West as a whole, as irredeemably hostile to Islam, and encourage Muslims always to see themselves as victims. [Here’s a hint for ya, Kofi – the West is hostile to Islam, because Islam is  hostile to everybody else.}

So misperception feeds extremism, and extremism appears to validate misperception. That is the vicious circle we have to break. That, as I see it, is the purpose of the Alliance. [Whoa!  A UN group that has a purpose!  Good going.  Except you need to take out the “appears” there – and the mis-.  As in “extremism validates the perception.”

It is important that we all realize that the problem is not with the faith but with a small group of the faithful – the extremists who tend to abuse and misinterpret the faith to support their cause, whether they derive it from the Koran, the Torah or the Gospel. [Now, Kofi, I’ll grant you, there are extremists like Fred Phelps (I won’t link to his page, but here’s some info) who are disgusting examples of “religion gone wild”, but how about comparing numbers and methods?  How many Phelps and his ilk compared to how many Islamic extremists? How many people has Fred blown up?]

The sad truth is that these narratives, however deceptive, can be very compelling. Incidents like a caricature of the Prophet, or a death threat to the artist who drew it, make far more impact on the popular imagination than pious statements issued by foreign ministers and secretaries-general. [Hmmm, drawing or death threat? Drawing, death threat.  Yeah, they’re the same to me, too.  Right.]

Don’t even get me started on the title of this thing – THE HIGH-LEVEL GROUP FOR THE ALLIANCE OF CIVILIZATIONS?  Can’t you just see them dressed like Ralph and Norton, wearing their raccoon hats?  Maybe Kofi & crew have secret handshakes and secret decoder rings, too.

Um, Kofi, I don’t know how to break the news to you, so I’ll just tell ya straight out – we’ve got  Islam vs. ONE civilization (which is everybody else).  That’s the way it is, and will be until the whole world is living under Shari’a.

Think I’m kidding?  Read this.

 

The Official Apology February 25, 2006

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Hat-tip to Clarity and Resolve: http://www.danishmuhammedcartoons.com/Apology.html

The Official Apology

 
From Denmark to the Muslim World,simply called “We´re Sorry!”

  We´re sorry we gave you shelter when war drove you from your home country….
We´re sorry we took you in when others rejected you…..
We´re sorry we gave you the opportunity to get a good education…..
We´re sorry we gave you food and a home when you had none…..
We´re sorry we let you re-unite with your family when your homeland was no longer safe…
We´re sorry we never forced you to work while WE paid all your bills…..
We´re sorry we gave you almost FREE rent,phone,internet,car and school for your 10 kids…
We´re sorry we build you Mosques so you could worship your religion in our Christian land…
We´re sorry we never forced you to learn our language after staying 30 years!….
And so….from all Danes to the entire Muslim world,we just wanna say;
F*CK YOU!! 

 

Cindy needs a tall, cold glass of STFU*. February 24, 2006

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From The Mudville Gazette:

The Circus is Coming to Town

Greyhawk

Cindy Sheehan wants to bring her protest to the wounded at Landstuhl. This is the front page, banner headline story in today’s Stars and Stripes.

Sick, sick woman.  I can’t say anything else, ’cause I’m boiling mad right now, and it wouldn’t be fit to print.

Ok, I’ve had a while to think about this, throw things, and scream.  And I’m still pissed.

First of all, why the hell is she news at all?  She’s a mentally unstable woman who can’t recover from the loss of her son.  She’s to be pitied, not held up on a pedestal, having every shriek reported, and being photographed hugging outright enemies of the U.S.

“I admire him [Hugo Chavez] for his resolve against my government and its meddling.” -Cindy Sheehan.

“Down with the U.S. empire!” – Hugo Chavez

And now, she wants to stage a protest outside Landstuhl Army Medical Center. You know it – it’s where our wounded are brought to help save their lives.  And she’s hoping that Germany will listen to her screeching & deny the use of American bases to support the war.

She is a boil on the ass of humanity.  Drink up, Cindy.

From Blackfive:

 Army Specialist Casey Sheehan – Someone You Should (Have) Know(n)

Cindy Sheehan wants our wounded to die

From Soldiers’ Angels Germany: Ack! She’s Coming Here!

 

*I know I don’t have to spell it out for you.

Italian Justice Minister Roberto Castelli understands February 24, 2006

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From Clarity and Resolve:

I wonder if Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will also ask his Justice minister to step down for offending Islamosupremacist sensibilities.

(AGI) – Rome, Feb. 23 – “I am convinced that today Islamic extremist terrorism is a threat to our civilization on a par with that of Nazism”. These were the words of Justice minister Roberto Castelli on ‘Radio anch’io’.

“The matter is that of understanding”, Castelli said, “what road to take: that of the surrender, or even of complicity as the left has chosen, or the path of claiming our values, the right to our freedom”. For the Justice minister, “it is clear that the defence of values brings with it sacrifices”. Of course, there is the need for “caution and responsibility”, but “we are dealing with the clarification inside the CDL of where caution and responsibility become surrender”.

Castelli stressed that the problem to be faced isn’t only of a political nature, but also of a historical one, and compared the current situation with that of Europe at the end of the nineteen thirties, “when it was a case of dealing with the extremely serious threat of Nazism”.

The Islamic threat to Europe is indeed on a par with Nazism, and is actually more severe due to its insidiousness and its alliance with the leftocratic bloc so prevalent in European states.

The Justice Minister is correct – it is a matter of understanding.  Not as the left would whine, “But we have to understand the cultural differences and not offend …”.  No, this is understanding, as he said, what road to take – Surrender or Freedom.  That’s what this boils down to at its core. 

Very simple choice.

Australia’s Treasurer Peter Costello gets it too. 

I’ve got a few ideas for him… February 24, 2006

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H/T to Barking-Moonbat.com: Mona Charen looks at the current kerfuffle in California over the execution of Michael Morales.

“They found her body in a vineyard. Her purple sweater was pulled up revealing the knife protruding from her chest. Terri Lynn Winchell had been 17. It was 1981. Michael Morales, whose execution was indefinitely delayed last week, was convicted of her murder.” [snip – emphasis mine-RW]

“Death penalty opponents argue that if the barbiturate for some reason fails to sedate the criminal, he might experience pain when the other drugs are administered yet be unable to gesture or signal distress due to the paralyzing nature of the other drugs. Judge Jeremy Fogel bought it and demanded that California adjust its procedures by either having an anesthesiologist administer the drugs or using only barbiturates and not the other drugs to execute the criminal. California opted to seek the services of anesthesiologists but ran into a brick wall. The doctors insisted that their Hippocratic Oath forbade them to participate in taking life under any circumstances. National Public Radio quoted Dr. Priscilla Ray, chair of the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, who declared, “Our belief [that doctors should not participate in executions] is based on the fundamental ethical precept of medicine is that we first do no harm.” And Dr. Jeffrey Apfelbaum, an anesthesiologist at the University of Chicago Hospitals, told the Chicago Tribune, “We are dedicated to preserving life whenever there’s hope to do so. To take away life, or contribute to that, runs completely contrary to what we dedicate our lives to do.” 

 Read the whole thing.

Interesting, huh?  So I guess there are no abortions performed by doctors, since the AMA’s motto is “first, do no harm”.  And don’t forget, they’re “dedicated to preserving life wherever there’s hope to do so.”  Their motto should be – The Hypocrits Oath – “We say whatever lets us do what we want.”

Personally, I like the Skipper’s suggestion:

I have an idea of how to punish Morales and it might serve as an excellent example to others ….

 

The hurdle or sledge was similar to a piece of fencing made from thin branches interwoven to form a panel to which the prisoner was tied to be dragged behind a horse to the place of execution. Once there, the prisoner(s) were hanged in the normal way (i.e. without a drop to ensure that the neck was not broken) but cut down whilst still conscious.

The penis and testicles were cut off and the stomach was slit open. The intestines and heart were removed and burned before them. The other organs were torn out and finally the head was cut off and the body divided into four quarters. The head and quarters were parboiled to prevent them rotting too quickly and then displayed upon the city gates as a grim warning to all.

At some point in this agonising process, the prisoner inevitably died of strangulation and/or haemorrhage and/or shock and damage to vital organs.

Or, how about sticking scissor in his head and sucking his brain out?  I’d even volunteer to do it.  Bastard.

 

Stand Up For Denmark February 24, 2006

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From Christopher Hitchens at Slate.com:

Please be outside the Embassy of Denmark, 3200 Whitehaven Street (off Massachusetts Avenue) between noon and 1 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 24. Quietness and calm are the necessities, plus cheerful conversation. Danish flags are good, or posters reading “Stand By Denmark” and any variation on this theme (such as “Buy Carlsberg/ Havarti/ Lego”) The response has been astonishing and I know that the Danes are appreciative. But they are an embassy and thus do not of course endorse or comment on any demonstration. Let us hope, however, to set a precedent for other cities and countries. Please pass on this message to friends and colleagues.

If you can’t be there, please offer your support by contacting:

Embassy of Denmark
3200 Whitehaven St., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008
Tel: +1 (202) 234-4300
Fax: +1 (202) 328-1470 

Email: wasamb@um.dk

Now, do you think you’ll read about this in your newspapers, or see it on the news?  Nope.  I can guarantee that the people who show up won’t be shouting for the deaths of those who want to kill the cartoonists, or burning down buildings, so it’ll be ignored.

Go on over to Freedom’s Zone for a look at blogs discussing free-speech issues from around the world.   Support Denmark!

For some excellent cartoons, Attackcartoons.com and U.S. Cartoonists Fight Back are must-sees.  Here’s a sample:

My new favorite sentence?  From Ed at The Captain’s Quarters:

“The American media consists of sitzpinklers who cannot summon the sammenhold to publish the Prophet cartoons in defense of the free speech they espouse.”

 

U.S. ports and the UAE February 22, 2006

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These last few days, I’ve been trying to find out everything I can (yeah, me and millions of others) about the situation with the 6 U.S. ports coming under the control of a company out of the UAE.

I can’t believe that the President would support this so strongly if it posed a danger to us.  Say what you will, he has a deep love for this country, and he has shown it time and again. 

I should have known, had I waited for The Anchoress to weigh in, I could have saved myself a few many hours of typing and re-typing, trying to explain why we should wait and see what he has in mind.  Actually, it’s Buster who explains it so eloquently, but with The Anchoress as his mom, what else could we expect?

A snippet:

…I thought it was an interesting take on it, and told him so. “I look at it this way,” Buster said. “He’s gotta have a reason for backing this, and I can’t for a second believe that his reasonings are for anything but America’s good. The problem is, as usual, he absolutely STINKS at making things clear. People are screaming that they don’t understand what he’s doing…all he’s doing is being consistant. People used to love him for that. Also, I think he’s showing off who the racists are. Do you realize, that this is ONE MORE THING Bush has done that – really – the left should be approving of? Just like liberating women in Afghanistan, just like closing down the rape rooms in Iraq, this is one more thing the left would approve of if only someone else were president, because it precludes the racist element. But of course, they’ll hate him for it, too.”

Go read the rest…financial-times-on-the-dubai-question