Wednesday, April 26, 2006
On the other hand Israel may have it's hands full with all that's going on in Palestine. There are reports that Israel may again occupy parts of Gaza due to repeated rocket attacks from terrorists. The Hamas led government has been in financial collapse since the denial of aid from the U.S., Israel and the EU. The U.S. and Israel both consider Hamas a Terrorist organization, and if any more proof is need to that fact all you have to do is look at the recent suicide bombing in Tel Aviv, which has celebrated the attack further fueling resentment. President Abbas has condemned the attacks which has caused major ripples between his Fatah party and the newly elected Hamas. Also stoking the fires is that Hamas has decided to set up a shadow security force and named Israel's number 2 most wanted man to lead those men. All of this of course will come to a tipping point soon and something will happen, I'm just glad I'm on the side of the greatest military force off all time, and I got to tell ya I feel pretty safe!
You love hanging out around lakes, even if they're frozen solid. Given
your probable Scandanavian heritage, it all just demonstrates that you're pining for the
fjords. Your obsession with wrestling got a little carried away for a while there, and
this should prompt some serious reflection about the separation of mind and body. It may
be time to celebrate, even throw your hat up in the air. You're going to make it after
Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
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Monday, April 17, 2006
These People have only hate in which to influence their world view and those around them.
I'm sorry I can't blame my country for every wrong in the world as the Liberals would have me. I tend to think of my country in a virtuous manner, I happen to believe that our young men and women around the world that are bringing freedom to millions deserve and demand our respect and should get nothing less from the American people.
If these generals have such concerns over Rumsfeld or about the plans for Iraq, would it have far more helpful to say something at the time and not wait years?
Why is the Media in this country so reluctant to bring out the generals and those top military figures who support Rumsfeld and the plan? I believe it is because the media is afraid, they know there are many who support Rumsfeld and the plan. Why not give them a voice?
Sunday, April 16, 2006
These people are out of their minds. They want to die and i believe we should grant them their wish.
Saturday, April 15, 2006
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Wednesday, April 12, 2006
Why should we reward some 11 million people for breaking our laws? Does anyone not understand that they are illegal for a reason.
Now I am all for immigration, but through legal means, just like everyone else.
We should not be giving illegals access to schools and hospitals, that is only costing us in the long run, they are not paying the taxes that help pay for it. Now if it a serious emergency than yes of course treat them, but most go to the hospital for every little problem and we cannot afford it.
We need to build a massive wall along the border of Mexico and man it with troops. We need to not give welfare or most social services to illegals or immigrants, true Americans should be taken care of first.
The thing that upsets me the most, is that most can't even speak English, I should be able to go to a store in my country and not have to strain to understand those who are speaking.
This is our country and we need to stand up and fight for it or the illegals will take it over. With the Democrats pandering to them it may not be far off and that is very scary. What right do the illegals in the country have to protest anything they are not even citizens.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
On March 29, the UN Security Council called on Iran to suspend uranium enrichment program to provide a guarantee that its nuclear program is peaceful, with
International Atomic Energy Agency chief Mohamed ElBaradei asked to report on Iranian compliance after 30 days. This announcement comes only 15 days after that, which shows that Iran does not care what the international community thinks, a big mistake on there part.
"Iran has put into operation the first unit of 164 centrifuges, has injected (uranium) gas and has reached industrial production," said former Iranian President Hashemi. "We should expand the work of these machines to achieve a full industrial line. We need dozens of these units (sets of 164 centrifuges) to achieve a uranium enrichment facility," he said.
The comments by the Iranian officials came as the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency, Mohammed ElBaradei, was set to visit Tehran this week for talks on the nuclear program.
"Iran will soon join the club of countries that have nuclear technology," said Iran's nut-job President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad . "The equation will change in favor of the Iranian people," Ahmadinejad said.
The international community has pursued every option peacefully and Iran has more or less given us the finger. Ahmadinejad apparently does not value the lives of his people or the will of the world.
With the new talk of a possible strike against Iran, they better start to realize that we will act and we will not allow them to have a nuclear weapon, which I have no doubt they would hand , over to terrorists and that we can not allow under any circumstances.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Monday in Luxembourg the European Union foreign ministers endorsed a freeze of EU aid to the Hamas-led government. The Palestinian PM Ismail Haniyeh, has said that his country will not back down to what he calls "blackmail".
"There will be no aid to (Hamas) government organizations, but we will maintain humanitarian aid," said Dutch Foreign Minister Ben Bot . "The Palestinian people have opted for this government, so they will have to bear the consequences."
"It is right we attach consequences to the fact the Palestinian government is not responding to our expectations," said German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
If Hamas truly want to helps it people and become legitiment in the eyes of the world it will do what it needs to do and renounce violence and recognize Israel.
The United States, Canada and Norway have also cut off payments. The cut in foreign aid comes on top of the decision by Israel to withhold some $50 million a month in tax revenues it collects on behalf of the Palestinians.
The only realistic option they have is to comply, but when they do we must watch them closely. Hamas will still want to destroy Israel and will still use violence, but they will be very careful about how they go about it, not trying to incite the world and the wrath of Israel.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
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"For the time being the are no payments to or through the Palestinian Authority," said Emma Udwin, a spokeswoman for EU External Relations Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner.
The European Commission, which has confirmed the suspension, said it does expect the EU foreign ministers to discuss what to do next when meetings take place next Monday in Luxembourg.
"We will not accept such a blackmail," said Hamas government spokesman Ghazi Hamad. "Hamas was elected democratically and the Palestinian people are punished for their choice."
The Palestine people will only suffer because their leadership will not act. It has been said repeatedly what Hamas must do, recognize the right of Israel to exist, renounce violence and commit itself to the peace process, all of which are not unreasonable request.
The European Union, which is the biggest donor to the Palestinian Authority, with member states and the European Commission putting aside around 500 million euros a year since 2003.
All of this means that Hamas better take the EU seriously if it wants to deal in the real world and actually make a better future for it's people.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
The new Hamas government of Palestine, which won sweeping elections in January is broke and missed the monthly pay date for tens of thousands of public workers, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said Wednesday.
With the serious lack of money and foreign aid coming in, Hamas may have to think twice about it's hardline positions on the state of Israel. Hamas had been depending on aid coming from other Arab countries, but with that less likely to happen, Hamas may have to look to the U.S and Israel, which would force them to act.
The United States as well as Israel do consider Hamas a terrorist organization. Hamas is still committed in its charter to the Jewish State's destruction and they refuse to renounce violence in any way.
As part of a series of measures designed to put the squeeze on Hamas, Israel has frozen its payment of customs duties, worth around 50 million dollars a month, which it collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.
I have a hard time believing that any concession that Hamas makes will be truthful, they will only do so to get money. They hate Israel and the West and we must proceed in that fashion.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Iran has over the last week unveiled with great fanfare a series of sophisticated and what they call "homegrown" weapons aimed to intimidate the west. Now there are claims that these weapons may have been supplied by others.
Tuesday experts said the believe that much of the technology came from Russia and that the high-speed torpedoes tested by Iran this week were likely Russian-built weapons that may have been acquired from from China or Kyrgyzston. They also questioned Iran's claims about all of the weapons capabilities.
They weapons they tested have impressive claims including:
- A missile, the Fajr-3, that is invisible to radar and able to strike several targets with multiple warheads.
- A high-speed torpedo, the Hoot, able to move at some 223 mph, up to four times faster than a normal torpedo, and fired by ships cloaked to radar.
- A surface-to-sea missile, the Kowsar, with remote-control and searching systems that cannot be scrambled.
- A "super-modern flying boat", undetectable by radar and able to launch missiles with precise targeting while skimming the surface of the water at a top speed of 100 nautical mph.
There are some questions over the Iran's claims. In Washington, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whiteman said "the Iranians have been known to boast and exaggerate" their weapons capabilities.
"The question here is, what radar did they test their own weapons against? If it's the radar they've been using for all these years, then that's not saying 100 percent that these things are undetectable," said Meir Javedanfar, an Iranian-born, Israel-based analyst.
The Hoot torpedo closely resembles the Russian-made VA-111 Shkval, the world's fastest known underwater missile, developed in 1995, said Ruslan Pukhov of Moscow's Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies.
Pukhov said that the former Soviet republic of Kyrgyzstan once had a Soviet torpedo testing center on the mountain lake of Issyk-Kul. And he said that in the turmoil that followed the Soviet breakup, Kyrgyz authorities sold Shkvals to the Chinese, who is a major importer of Iranian oil.
All these weapons, no matter if they were supplied by another country or "homegrown" as Iran claims are meant to deter action over the nuclear enrichment activities that Iran has refused to shutdown. If these weapons were supplied by others we do need to find that information out, we need to know who are enemies are so that we may be able to confront them.
Tuesday, April 04, 2006
Saddam who has tried to make a mockery and a circus of this court will be joined by his cousin Ali hassan al-Majeed, known as "chemical Ali" for his roles in the poison gas attack against the village of Halabja in 1988 that cost the lives of some 5,000 civilians.
"We declare the investigations are completed in the case called the Anfal campaign in which thousands of women, children and men were killed. The accused are being transferred to the criminal court," said Raid Jouhi, court spokesman.
"They will be tried according to the Iraqi law for charges of genocide and crimes against humanity."
This new case involves Saddams role in Operation Anfal, a three-phase move against the Kurds in the north of Iraq. Anfal included the March 16 gas attack on the village of Halabja in which 5,000 died, including women and children and 10,000 became blinded, maimed, disfigured of debilitated by the chemical attacks.
In December, a Dutch court sentenced chemicals merchant Frans van Anraat to 15 years in prison for selling Saddam's regime the chemicals used in the gas attacks. The ruling concluded that the attacks constituted genocide. One document was a government decree said to have been signed by Saddam on June 20, 1987, ordering "special artillery bombs to kill as many people as possible" in the Kurdish area. Special artillery, Dutch prosecutors said, meant chemical weapons.
"Chemical Ali" was heard in an April 21, 1988, audio clip ordering that people caught in Kurdish areas "have to be destroyed ... Must have their heads shot off." In another radio fragment, he said: "I will attack them with chemical weapons and kill them all."
Monday, April 03, 2006
Intimidation can be a powerful tool as Iran is trying to prove, but they better think twice about who they try and bully.
As of last Friday the Iranian military along with the the police force have been conducting massive exercise or what they call the ' Great Prophet ' war games.
They have already test-fired a missile that can avoid radar and now have tested a new torpedo. Iran claims its new torpedo dubbed the "whale" or "Hoot", can travel at 360km/h, evade radar, aswell as destroy large ships and submarines.
" It has a very powerful warhead designed to hit big submarines," Iranian General Ali Fadavi said. "Even if enemy warship sensors identify the missile, no warships can escape from this missile because of its high speed."
Iran also plans on testing more missiles during the war games and said it would test a "powerful" new torpedo later Monday, that was developed by its elite Revolutionary Guards.
General Mohammad Hejazi, the head of Iran's Islamist militia, the Basij, stated on state television, " if the region is not to be safe, the ones responsible for it will pay a high price... The enemies must know they should not be playing with fire."
It is quite clear that Iran is trying to accomplish what Hitler and Germany did in the 30's to France and England. Iran needs to understand that we will not appease them and give in little by little, we will fight them and we will win.
If you need any more clues to the intentions of Iran look at the statement from Rear Admiral Mohammad Ebrahim Dehqani and it will tell you all you need to know. " One of the messages of the war games for the enemies is that if they slightly violate the Islamic republic's interest in the Persian Gulf, we will firmly confront them."