Archive for November, 2006

The Iranians are not our friends…

November 30, 2006

Bloody obvious to those who pay attention. To those who don’t, here is a slap in the face with a wet carp via ABC News:

U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.

This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. “There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval,” says a senior official.

HT to Mr. Reynolds.

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Quote of the evening

November 30, 2006

“And above all, what does being liberal have to do with opposing, or, uh, supporting the war against terror? Our enemies in the war against terror are so anti-liberal that you would think it would be liberals leaping to protect the world from these monstrous ideologies.” — Orson Scott Card

Biden on Mexico

November 30, 2006

Why wasn’t Senator Biden (democrat – Delaware) giving this speech before the election?
From the AP:

Sen. Joe Biden, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s incoming chairman, wants to get tough with Mexico, calling it an “erstwhile democracy” with a “corrupt system” responsible for illegal immigration and drug problems in the U.S.

Biden, who favors tightening the U.S.-Mexico border with fences, said immigration is driven by money in low-wage Mexico.

“Mexico is a country that is an erstwhile democracy where they have the greatest disparity of wealth,” Biden said. “It is one of the wealthiest countries in the hemisphere and because of a corrupt system that exists in Mexico, there is the 1 percent of the population at the top, a very small middle class and the rest is abject poverty.”

Unless the political dynamics change in Mexico and U.S. employers who hire illegal immigrants are punished, illegal immigration won’t stop.

An even bigger problem are illegal drugs “coming up through corrupt Mexico,” he said. “People are driving across that border with tons, tons – hear me – tons of everything from byproducts for methamphetamines, to cocaine, to heroine.”

It’s for the children…

November 30, 2006

The Smallest Minority makes a damn good case on why liberals shouldn’t be trusted with firearms.

The best part is the case is made by the rantings of a liberal.

Meanwhile…

November 30, 2006

In the land of the Rising Sun:

TOKYO – Japan has the technological know-how to produce a nuclear weapon but has no immediate plans to do so, the foreign minister said Thursday, several weeks after communist North Korea carried out a nuclear test.

Foreign Minister Taro Aso, who has called for discussion of Japan’s non-nuclear policy, also asserted that the pacifist constitution does not forbid possession of the bomb

Imagine for a moment that Hillary Rodham Clinton, someone who could be reasonably expected to be Beijing’s bitch, were elected in 2008.

Would it be safe to assume that any democratic nation on the Pacific Rim would remain safe under a nuclear umbrella controlled by an American President whose party is known to have taken money from the masters of Communist China?

No. Of course not.

If Hillary, or any other Donk, wins the White House in 2008 we can be certain that there will very shortly be new members of the Nuclear Club.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Japan.

Say hello to a nuclear armed South Korea.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Taiwan.

Say hello to a nuclear armed Australia.

Who knows, perhaps the folks governing New Zealand may even pull their collective heads out of their collective asses on matters of national defense.

And all this will happen because all of these nations will have no other choice.

Any American citizen who is truly concerned about the proliferation of nuclear weapons can only follow one logical course of action. Vote Republican in 2008.

(Unless McCain gets the nomination. Who really knows what he will do?)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled reality.
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Urban Guerrilla War in France!

November 29, 2006

By way of Little Green Footballs, comes this Reuters story:

PARIS (Reuters) – Stoned, beaten and insulted, their vehicles torched by crowds of hostile youths, French police say they face an urban guerrilla war when they enter the run-down neighborhoods that ring the major cities.

“Our role is to guarantee the safety of people and property but the great difficulty today is that police are having problems ensuring their own safety,” said Jerome Hanarte of the Alliance-Police Nationale union.

Bedside television interviews with officers hospitalized after beatings in “les banlieues,” or suburbs, support statistics showing a 6.7 percent jump in violent crime in the 12 months to August. Fourteen officers are hurt every day in the line of duty, unions estimate, and law and order is sure to feature prominently in next year’s presidential election.

The head of the French crime statistics body told Reuters the rise in attacks on police was partly due to Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy’s 2002 decision to order police back into tough areas, to disrupt the black economy that fuels crime.

Why hasn’t the UN been called in to provide Peacekeepers?
Given that this has been going one for a decade, longer than the US involvment in World War II, the Civil War in France is obviously a Quagmire. The UN should draft a proposal to split France into multiple, seperate, nations.

UPDATE: French Police Casualty Rate Higher Than American Rate In Iraq

I’m starting the Matt Lauer watch. When will he refer to the War in France as a Civil War?

Meanwhile in Mexico…

November 28, 2006

Mark in Mexico documents the Civil War going on there.

Fake and not accurate

November 28, 2006

The story mentioned and a followup, and another one.

Compare and contrast…

November 25, 2006

Mary Katharine Ham compares MSM news reports from one year ago to today and offers the most likely reason for the difference.

Don’t miss her comments on the LA Times‘ most famous, Pulitzer-Prize-winning, sock-puppeteer, Michael Hiltzik at the end.

Good Star Trek news

November 25, 2006

The latest episode of ST: New Voyages is out.

One of the really cool things was in the final credits, seeing a clip of James Crawely in a ST:Enterprise uniform. We’ll have to wait for that episode.