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May 29, 2008

IAEA to Iran: Explain 2004 Documents For Building Nukes

"Why (was the American intelligence community) so intent on dismissing the threat from Iran that they reversed three years of high-confidence assessments of an ongoing nuclear-weapons program to replace it with a moderate-confidence dismissal?"If you were among the gullible and naive liberals that believed the American intelligence community when it issued a national estimate that claimed with moderate confidence that the Iranians had ceased work on a nuclear bomb by 2003, you were indeed gullible and naive. The IAEA has documents which dispute the NIE, and call into question the motives behind its creation. Back when it first came out,... ... more

Posted at 6:30 PM

May 28, 2008

'Looming Disaster': The Lieberman-Warner Cap-and-Trade Climate Control Bill.

Next week, the Senate will vote on the Lieberman-Warner cap-and-trade climate control bill. The proposed statute is a nightmare that would devastate our economy. The Wall Street Journal calls it "the most extensive government reorganization of the American economy since the 1930s." - PowerlineCheck out the nightmare of various regulations, mandates and timelines that Liberman-Warner would dictate, as charted by the Chamber of Commerce: (Click image to enlarge) As pointed out at Powerline, "The idea that American voters can change the Earth's climate is folly. The danger that voters could choose to cripple our economy is, however, very real." "Very... ... more

Posted at 11:00 PM

May 27, 2008

Obama Picks Up Critical Castro Endorsement

Great news for Obamaphiles everywhere: ""Obama picked up a highly coveted (as can only be appreciated by far left socialists and Marxists like Obama) endorsement earlier today when Fidel Castro called Obama "the most-advanced candidate" in the presidential race. Admittedly, "most advanced" sounds an awful lot like some of that elitist talk, but Castro's endorsement will surely dazzle them in Hollywood."" Like Dean Barnett jests at the Weekly Standard, "what could Obama possibly be saying and doing that make our enemies find him so appealing? Or does Castro merely have America's best interests at heart?" Let there be no doubt:... ... more

Posted at 6:42 PM

Internet Warrior Rallies Women to Support Al Qaeda

Will Europeans ever wake up to the threat from Muslim radicals that live among them - plotting the destruction of the system they themselves have created and then perpetuated by their naive tolerance of unregulated Muslim immigration? Feed them, clothe them, house them, and care for them, and give them freedoms they'd never have in Islamic countries, and still they will plot to destroy you. And now it's not just Muslim men:[...] BRUSSELS -- On the street, Malika El Aroud is anonymous in an Islamic black veil covering all but her eyes. In her living room, Ms. El Aroud, a... ... more

Posted at 6:05 PM

May 26, 2008

Media Continue To Ignore B. Hussein Obama's Troubling Communist Ties

As Wes Vernon notes at Renew America, Barack Obama burst upon the scene from out of nowhere only in recent months. Two or three years ago, he was an unknown outside his Chicago bailiwick and in some other Illinois quarters. Even his time in the Illinois State Senate was unremarkable. So how did this guy who speaks in slogans and never explains the thinking that goes into his statements literally leap to for this year's Democrat presidential nomination without media scrutiny of his past associations? As is suggested in Vernon's column, what do we really know about this guy with... ... more

Posted at 8:59 AM

May 25, 2008

The Fall of Lebanon: May 21, 2008 A Date Like December 7, 1941 And September 11, 2001 That Should Now Live In Infamy

(May 21, 2008) ... the supporters of the Lebanese government--the leadership of the majority of the Sunni Muslim, Christian, and Druze communities--capitulated to the demands of Hizballah. And who can blame them? With a steady drumbeat of terrorist acts and assassinations, with the Hizballah offensive seizing Sunni west Beirut, with the lack of support from the West, they concluded that the battle was unwinnable.In the way of a follow-up to Mike's post this morning in which he linked to Barry Rubin's "unusually despairing column about the fall of Lebanon," I'm posting more here to call attention to what I believe... ... more

Posted at 1:07 PM

Obama's Parallel Thinking And 'The Fall of Lebanon' '

"Make no mistake, Obama is channelling Neville Chamberlain--precisely because what he says shows his parallel thinking. Many people may get a chill listening to Obama but it certainly isn't a Churchill. Apologists, sympathizers, and wishful-thinkers keep endowing this would-be emperor with beautiful suits of clothes. He doesn't have any." Scott at Powerline points to Barry Rubin's piece at the GLORIA Center in Herzliya, an unusually despairing column about the fall of Lebanon, and then offers a summary that hastens us to the heart of Rubin's column - a critique of Barack Obama's reassuring assessment of the minimal threat presented... ... more

Posted at 12:55 PM

May 22, 2008

B. Hussein Obama's Embracement Of The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology

Written back on April 2nd by Anthony B. Bradley, a research fellow at the Acton Institute, and assistant professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, The Marxist Roots of Black Liberation Theology goes a long way toward explaining why B. Hussein Obama and his victim-wallowing wife Michelle have the far-left, Marxist, views that we see more and more everyday as BHO's facade is gradually pulled back on the campaign trail. Reading the following excerpts gives us an Aha.. moment, saying to ourselves, "So that's why he expresses such a Marxist ideology in his political... ... more

Posted at 9:01 PM

May 21, 2008

Is $12-15-a-Gallon Gas 'Inevitable' ?

According to Robert Hirsch, Management Information Services Senior Energy Advisor, in "the mother of all doom and gloom gas price predictions," $12 for a gallon of gas is "inevitable" and it could rise to $15 per gallon. And that may not be the worst of it; Hirsch predicts we could see rationing:"[T]he prices that we're paying at the pump today are, I think, going to be 'the good old days,' because others who watch this very closely forecast that we're going to be hitting $12 and $15 per gallon," Hirsch said. "And then, after that, when oil - world oil... ... more

Posted at 10:01 PM

On Jihad And Euphemism: Calling Radical Islam By It's Name...

"Islamists are not waiting for "infidel" Americans to define jihad for them; they defined it themselves, a very long time ago." - Tawfik Hamid The Bush administration has recently come to the rather naive determination that a concerted effort should be made to make certain terms effectively off-limits in official communications - words like "Jihadist" and "Mujahedeen" (which should be replaced by "violent extremist" or "terrorist") and "Islamo-fascism." In the eyes of the administration, the use of such terminology boosts support for radicals by giving them an air of religious credibility, and turning off moderate Muslims who might otherwise sympathize... ... more

Posted at 3:14 PM

May 20, 2008

Pakistan Just Might Finally Be Getting Serious About Cleansing Tribal Areas Of Extremists

If we can go by what some recent reporting shows, Pakistan is serious about cleansing the tribal areas of terrorists and militants: Amid US concerns about talks between the new government and the rebels, the Pakistani military flew in reporters to show how it has sealed off the main access points to a nearby region where Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud is based. On one of the peaks which loom over Spinkai, Brigadier Ali Abbas tells how the 2,000 men of his brigade surrounded some 600 Taliban rebels guarding access to Mehsud's den in January. To the north and west,... ... more

Posted at 8:46 AM

May 19, 2008

Turkish Ambassador to U.S. Calls Iran "a threat to Turkey as well as to the U.S." (Updated)

Andrew Cochran points out at Counterterrorism blog that anyone wondering whether the threat posed by Iran is "tiny" or substantial (is B. Hussein Obama listening?) should ponder what the Ambassador from Turkey to the U.S. said today at the panel on the Turkey-U.S. relationship. Ambassador Nahi Sensoy said that Iran has run "clandestine (nuclear) programs for more than two decades," and those programs are "a threat to Turkey as well as to the U.S." Granted, Turkey's method of dealing with that threat includes diplomatic engagement with Iran - the two have not been at war with each other since 1639... ... more

Posted at 6:49 PM

May 16, 2008

Climate Control: A Costly Proposal

A "Buyers Beware" moment is fast-coming upon us - it's snake oil salesman is disguised as the "Climate Security Act of 2007" proposed by Sens. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) and John Warner (R-Va.). If Americans think our economy has some problems now, they're going to be amazed at how bad it becomes should this bill be passed:[...] Think energy is expensive now? Wait until Congress plugs in the "Climate Security Act of 2007." That's the leading piece of legislation on Capitol Hill designed to combat "climate change."Lawmakers have cooked up an expensive solution to a hyped-up rallying cry against a "problem"... ... more

Posted at 8:01 AM

May 15, 2008

The Democrat's Energy Plan Took Us From $57 To $126 A Barrel

How's the Democrat's "common sense" energy plan working? As Charles Reichley points out in his opinion piece at InsideNova.com, in the six years before they took control, oil increased an average of about $5 a year. But in the 16 months the Democrats have been responsible for the nation's energy policy, the price of oil has risen to $126 -- an increase of almost $70 a barrel or $5 each month: [...] ... gas prices on the Democrat's watch went from $2.20 a gallon to $3.67, an increase of almost 10 cents a month. The Democrat's plan isn't working, unless... ... more

Posted at 8:13 AM

May 14, 2008

Global Warming Tutorial That The Liberal Media (And John McCain) Should be Required to Take

Noel Sheppard at NewsBusters suggests that one reason the liberal media, and John McCain as well, have blindly bought into Al Gore's global warming myth is that they are largely uneducated in matters of science. Before they report further on global warming, and especially the claim that it's man made, Sheppard says that they be required to take the following tutorial offered by Professor Bob Carter of James Cook University in Australia. After watching the two short videos below, you're more likely to agree with Sheppard, than not. Carter addresses five tests of the hypothesis espoused by the climate... ... more

Posted at 6:58 PM

Kent County, Mich. GOP Releases Obama 'Surrender Ad'

As Barack Obama visits Michigan today, the Kent County GOP is releasing this "ad" painting him as a white-flag-waiving elitist:As an American flag slowly dissolves into a white flag, the narrator intones that "Barack Obama believes that those of us from small towns in the midwest "get bitter and cling to guns and religion..." "He will compromise America's strength, mission and integrity." (HT - Marc Ambinder) Of interest is the fact that the Kent County GOP Ad portrays nothing more than what Obama himself has said: To say that Obama is dangerously naive (Chinese have already weaponized space, those "unproven... ... more

Posted at 3:11 PM

Obama Goofs On Iraq And Afghanistan

Let me see if I have this right: Arabic translators deployed in Iraq are needed in Afghanistan, even though Afghans don't speak Arabic and the only people speaking Arabic in Afghanistan are the people shooting at NATO troops; agricultural specialists that we've sent to Baghdad are needed in Afghanistan to help Afghans develop crops other than heroin poppies, even though in Iraq, oil fields not poppy fields are a major source of U.S. technical assistance and Afghans grow poppies because they lack two critical prerequisites to rely on any other crop: security and infrastructure - not agricultural specialists. Hmmmmm.... And... ... more

Posted at 3:09 PM

May 13, 2008

Political Correctness Run Amuck: 'See no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad'

Given our government's Jihad on Jihad, we have to ask ourselves: Are they with us or against us? Something must be in the drinking water at the State Department that keeps making them deafer, dumber, and blinder.... ... more

Posted at 2:42 PM

Political Correctness Run Amuck: 'See no jihad, hear no jihad, speak no jihad'

Given our government's Jihad on Jihad, we have to ask ourselves: Are they with us or against us? Something must be in the drinking water at the State Department that keeps making them deafer, dumber, and blinder.... ... more

Posted at 2:42 PM

May 12, 2008

Retiring IDF Air Force Commander On Striking Iran: "Nothing Is Impossible"

Outgoing Air Force Chief Maj. Gen. Eliezer Shkedy on Monday in addressing the Iranian threat says he remains concerned about the Iranian threat, and hints future missions may prove extent of Israel's reach: [...] "Nothing is impossible. Air Force officers are providing remarkable responses to the various issues at hand, and this includes dealing with long ranges," Air Force officers are providing remarkable responses to the various issues at hand, and this includes dealing with long ranges," "The IAF is outstanding, and it is prepared for any mission the country will task it with," he said. [...] "Much is being... ... more

Posted at 4:59 PM

Jimmy Carter And Harvard Take Saudi Money And Help Hoster Of Telethons For Suicide Bomber Families Islamise America

Back in September 2005, writing on the story of Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, hoster of telethons for suicide bomber families buying a large share of Fox News (initially reported by Debbie Schlussel), MilitantIslamMonitor.org wrote that Prince Al Waleed bin Talal had recently been a guest of the Arab American Anti Discrimination Committee where he pleged millions for a new building for the organization as well to to other Muslim groups to help Islamise the United States. MIM also wrote that Al Waleed runs a holding company, is one of the most visible funders of Islamist organisations in the United... ... more

Posted at 9:31 AM

While Lebanon's "300" Resist Hezbollah, The West Sits On Its Hands

Hezbollah's "Immortal Guards" against the "300″? Walid Phares reminds us that while we in the West are busy living our daily lives, a beast is busy killing the freedom of a small community on the East Mediterranean: Lebanon. And as of last week, Iran's proxy for taking over the Middle East (my description, not Walid's) - the mighty Hezbollah, armed to the teeth with 30,000 rockets and missiles and aligning thousands of self described "Divine soldiers" have been marching across the capital, terrorizing its population, shutting down media, taking its politicians and the Prime Minister as hostages, and looting... ... more

Posted at 8:07 AM

May 11, 2008

Todays Change Of Pace Redux - Ofra Haza: If Only Her Message Of Peace In the ME Were Heeded

With her striking, Middle Eastern beauty, she was the sister every Israeli would like to have had: talented, warm, spontaneous, unspoiled. She was a cliché -- the ninth child of poor Yemenite immigrants, a star who made it from the back streets of South Tel Aviv to Hollywood, then came home. But she transcended the cliché. Ofra was Israel's pop star laureate. Her fans spanned generations and ethnic divides. She was chosen to sing in Oslo when Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres and Yasser Arafat received the Nobel Peace Prize. She sang again at the memorial concert after Rabin's assassination. Ehud... ... more

Posted at 9:31 PM

May 9, 2008

Andrew Sullivan: Vote For Obama Because Brown-skinned People, Hamas And Iran Love Him

If you're thinking, "You've got to be kidding!" - well, not really. Tom Maguire comments on Andrew Sullivans view that you should vote for Obama: So let me project Sully's view onto the current dust-up - we should vote for the black guy because of his cosmetic appeal to brown-skinned third worlders, but we should be appalled at the suggestion that third-world jihadists will consider him likely to be more sympathetic. Is everybody clear?I am not.PILING ON: Jimmy Carter, famous Democrat, former President and lifetime clown, met with Hamas; if Hamas were asked to guess which party is more likely... ... more

Posted at 8:25 AM

Beirut Falling into Hizbullah Hands

Jeha has been mapping the fight: (Click map to enlarge. More maps here ...) The situation in Beirut is dire, with Hizbullah gunmen "shia thugs" having taken control of large parts of Beirut and forced the closure of MP Saad Hariri's media outlets in a major confrontation with Prime Minister Fouad Saniora's government. Only yesterday, the Army Warned that "Tension Threatens Unity of the Troops":The Lebanese Army Command on Thursday warned that persisting violence "poses a threat to unity of the military establishment" and offered to help the feuding factions work out a settlement. The command, in a communiqué, said... ... more

Posted at 7:38 AM

May 8, 2008

OPEC: 'There is Clearly No Shortage of Oil in the Market'

This is coming from what is essentially a mouthpiece for the oil and gas industry, but regardless of the source, this report - if true, begs the question of why are gas prices continuing to rise so drastically, with what has been almost daily increases (Note: an AP report says the same thing): In recent months, oil prices have become increasingly volatile, mainly driven by financial market developments and the increased flow of speculative funds into oil futures. The turmoil in some global equity markets and the considerable depreciation in the US dollar have encouraged investors to seek better returns... ... more

Posted at 8:30 PM

Lebanon Explodes

(Map of the fighting - HT Jehas' Nail) Hezbollah and the Sunni Militias are fighting in Lebanon right now. Live reports from Lebanon here, images of the fighting can be found here. No surprise, the Hezbollah has essentially declared war on the Lebanese government. Syria is most definitely involved. Naharnet reports that Hizbullah has linked its private telephone networks to the Syrian Army's communications system as well as to Syria's mobile telephone network allowing Syrian intelligence to operate freely in Lebanon and avoid Lebanese controls. Here's Some observations into Sayyed Hassan Nassrallah's speech. It provides some insight into how... ... more

Posted at 4:58 PM

The 'Unthinkable Motive' Of Liberals (Video)

In this clip, Sam Harris "touches on a blind spot shared by many commentators, especially on the left (HT - David Thompson). David Thompson on Sam Harris, "root causes" and the left's disbelief in Islam as a motive for terrorism... "I think liberals, almost by definition, don't know what it's like to really believe in God. They don't know what it's like to be sure that the book they keep by their bedside is the literal word of the creator of the universe and that death is merely a passage to an eternity of happiness. And so they find it... ... more

Posted at 11:03 AM

May 7, 2008

Did Obama Lie About His Muslim Childhood?

"My father was from Kenya," he said, "and a lot of people in his village were Muslim. He didn't practice Islam. Truth is he wasn't very religious. He met my mother. My mother was a Christian from Kansas, and they married and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So, I've always been a Christian. The only connection I've had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father's side came from that country. But I've never practiced Islam." - (Obama explaining his connection to Islam, as reported by MSNBC)Apparently questions earlier in the campaign about Obama being raised... ... more

Posted at 8:06 PM

World Nightmare: Iran Could Have Nukes By Mid-2009

In what Robert Spencer refers to as a 1938 moment, Israel now fears Iran could have a nuclear bomb by mid-2009:(Jerusalem Post) With Iran racing forward with its nuclear program, Israel now believes the Islamic Republic will master centrifuge technology and be able to begin enriching uranium on a military scale this year, The Jerusalem Post has learned. The new assessment moves up Israel's forecasts on Teheran's nuclear program by almost a full year - from 2009 to the end of 2008. According to the new timeline, Iran could have a nuclear weapon by the middle of next year. Iran,... ... more

Posted at 8:02 AM

May 6, 2008

Commies, Marxists and Other Leftists With Stinky Feet Who Support Obama (Updated)

I've been trying to refrain from posting anything on Obama today, I'm actually fed up with even hearing his name and all the Marxist, racist, socialist, pseudo-post racial crap associated with his campaign and the people that are either purposefully blind to what he really is or are simply naive enough to support him. However, as Ace frames it (title of this post borrowed from Ace), there's a whole lot of commie ninnyhammers backing the Chosen One - along with a few cacafuegos...., that everyone really needs to know about if we are to avoid having this guy and his... ... more

Posted at 2:32 PM

Common Sense From John Bolton: US Should Bomb Iranian Camps

In the opinion of CIA Director Michael Hayden, "it is the policy of the Iranian government, approved to the highest level of that government, to facilitate the killing of Americans in Iraq." Clearly, Hayden's assessment is widely shared in the U.S. government, and is very likely correct. Former Iranian president Mohamad Khatami has essentially admitted as much in his surprising criticism his country's leadership yesterday for exporting terror to neighboring countries. So there is very little doubt that the Iranians are arming and training Iraqi insurgents, and they are in part responsible for the recent rise in U.S. casualties. Last... ... more

Posted at 1:30 PM

Misplaced Muslim Priorities

Sam Harris delivers the goods on Islam, censorship and a "psychopathic skewing of priorities" today at the Huffington Post: "The point is not (and will never be) that some free person spoke, or wrote, or illustrated in such a manner as to inflame the Muslim community. The point is that only the Muslim community is combustible in this way. The controversy over Fitna, like all such controversies, renders one fact about our world especially salient: Muslims appear to be far more concerned about perceived slights to their religion than about the atrocities committed daily in its nameReaders will find links... ... more

Posted at 11:50 AM

May 5, 2008

Hezbollah Training Iraqis Militias At Secret Site Near Tehran

Jules says this is great news:It means when they whack that site, they'll be taking out a lot of Hezbollah scum along with the al-Quds scum and the future Shiite death squads of Iraq scum. If they ever stop the blah blah blah, that is.. Details here .... The U.S can't allow Iran to kill American troops indefinitely, be it by proxy or otherwise. With so much now in the open about Iran's ever-increasing role in the violence in Iraq, and even an apparent accusation coming out from a former Iranian president that the country's hard-line rulers are engineering unrest... ... more

Posted at 1:50 PM

May 1, 2008

Robert Spencer Addresses ISNA's Attack On McCain For Calling Islamic Terrorism - Islamic Terrorism

Muneer Fareed, Secretary General for the Islamic Society of North Amercia (ISNA), is angry with John McCain for using the Islamic terrorism; here, Robert Spencer explains why Fareed should be directing his anger towards someone else and learn English grammar. Let's recall that the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is directly controlled by Saudi Arabia and enforces the highly radical Wahhabi theological writ in America's 1,200 officially recognized mosques (out of a possible total of 4,000, including unrecognized and small congregations), by which ISNA controls most mosques in America and thus also controls who will speak at every Friday... ... more

Posted at 12:50 PM

Iran changes dollar for euro or yen in Oil Exports

This is something Ahmadenijad had already announced some months ago, but now it's being formally announced: "All the oil operations are being made in euros or in yens" Hojjatollah Ghanimifard has explained. Ghanimifard is the director of foreign relations of the Iranian National Oil Company. Iran finishes this way its process of reducing its exposition to the dollar, after the tensions between Teheran and Wasington because of the nuclear crisis. In fact, last december an Iranian Government speaker informed already that 90% of the revenues obtained by the oil exports weren't made in dollars. Ahmadenijad said this was because the... ... more

Posted at 9:00 AM

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