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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Iraq's Insurgency Joins Fight for Democratic Iraq - Democrats SILENT

Democrats (be they on the internet or your TV set), driven by the radical left, have made it quite clear what their assessment of our efforts in Iraq have amounted to - "QUAGMIRE", WITHDRAW THE TROOPS (Quickly! We don't want there to be the "appearance" of victory!), WE HAVEN'T AND WON'T ACOMPLISH ANYHING! They based this on the grim news coming out of Iraq as the Sunni Arabs (former Saddam loyalists) had paired with foriegn members of al Qaeda's terrorist network to thwart our attempts to build a stable democracy in Iraq. Democrats kept close count of our dead and never mentioned our successes hoping that they would succeed in doing what the insurgency and terrorists in Iraq could not - force us to abandon our efforts before we had achieved our objectives. In November 2005 Democrat John Murtha called for an immediate withdrawal and redeployment of US troops. That was right before the December 15th elections. Up until those elections our men and women in uniform had been fighting diligently to foster a secure environment while a constitutional democracy could take root and the security forces to defend it could be established. A temporary slate of representatives was elected and drafted a constitution which was ratified by the Iraqi people who's turnout (measured as a percent of the population voting) was greater than the turnout for the 2004 Presidential election in this country. This was followed by another vote which saw even greater turnout in which the Iraqis voted for their first official slate of representatives based on the ratified constition. The election of December 15th has proven a monumental turning point in our struggle to make Iraqi into a democratic ally in our war on terror. The Sunni Arab Iraqi resistance recognized the election as a crossroads. Their fellow citizens were deciding their own destiny through democratic action while they fought against the coalition forces and the growing Iraqi security forces. They could continue down this dark and bloody path, or they could participate in the process and attain equal representation for themselves in determining the future of their country. They chose wisely.

Since then the news has been exceptionally less grim, the Democrats on the internet and on tv have reacted primarily with SILENCE. Were they truely concerned about the fate of Iraq, the would join us in celebrating the amazing transformation taking place right now. But their silence is owing to their previous defeatist declarations. They predicted this was all a terrible waste and that there was no salvation save for our withdrawal. They offered no constructive critisism - nothing that would help us achieve our goals. They offered only constant complaints based upon the bad news, discounting any news that indicated progress toward the same. But progress we have made. Iraq is a constitutional democracy. It's security forces will soon be built out and by early next year their police force should also reach expected numbers. Their economy is improving along with their infrastructure. And since December 15th, the "home grown" Sunni Arab insurgency have come to realize that the foriegn terrorists don't have their best interests at heart.

The results of the December 15th elections:
An alliance of Shiite religious parties won the most seats in Iraq’s new parliament but not enough to rule without coalition partners. Sunni Arabs gained seats over previous balloting. The Shiite United Iraqi Alliance captured 128 of the 275 seats in the Dec. 15 election, down from the 146 it won in January 2005 balloting, said commission official Safwat Rasheed. It needed 138 to rule without partners.
A Sunni ticket, the Iraqi Accordance Front, won 44 seats. Another Sunni coalition headed by Saleh al-Mutlaq finished with 11 seats, Rasheed said. A few other Sunnis won seats on other tickets. That will give the Sunni Arabs a bigger voice in the legislature than they had in the outgoing assembly, which included only 17 from the community forming the backbone of the insurgency. Many Sunnis had boycotted the January vote. Women hold 59 out of 275 seats though the constitution grants them 69.



Iraqis Taking Over Anbar Security
Haider Ajina sends what sounds like great news from Anbar province in Iraq, a part of the Sunni triangle which has been one of the main centers of the "insurgency." This is a portion of Haider's translation of an article from the Arabic newspaper Dar Alhayat.
Dar Alhayat newspaper has learned that Iraqi Prime Minster Aljaafery has agreed to replace U.S. forces spread throughout Anbar province with locally enlisted forces. This agreement was drafted in a meeting between tribal leaders, Aljaafery, the U.S. Ambassador Khalil Zad and commander of the multi national forces General George Casey. The agreement was reached in a meeting last Sunday in the province. The local tribal leaders committed to expelling the foreign fighters and isolating the local Alqaida network lead by Zarqawi. In preparation for this local involvement local recruiting centers have been reopened and local training camps have been set up. These camps will prepare locals to take over full security responsibility in their province [as in Nejaf, Kerbala, Kut, parts of Baghdad etc…]. These newly (U.S.) trained local units' primary responsibility will be fighting, terrorists, and chasing down or chasing away-armed groups. This will be done as U.S. forces withdraw gradually. Alhilli [a high ranking member in the leadership of the Aldaawa party the head of which is PM Aljaafery] said: "This agreement resulted from requests of Anbar tribal leaders (including the Dulaimy tribe) for government, monetary, political and social aid to defy and get rid of Zarqawi’s organization. Haithem Alalusi, an official of the “Congress of the Islamic Revolution,” confirmed this request. Families and tribal leaders in the Alkhalediah, Alfelahat and Alkermeh areas (south of Felujeh) have formed local councils. Council members are Local Imams and educated individuals who will educate locals to reject violence and terror. Sources close to armed Iraqi groups said that Zarqawi’s organization is trying to gain favor with Iraqi resistance groups by shooting down three U.S. helicopters. But local fighters in Ramadi have labeled Zarqawi and his organization terrorist and have had armed clashes with them. These sources also said that the local resistance in Ramadi and the tribal leaders are trying to force Zarqawi out of Iraq and are looking for any means to get rid of Zarqawi. Some local families have asked for Zarqawi and his follower’s heads, after locals were killed in bombings while enlisting at police recruiting stations. Theses bombings have lead to armed clashes against Alzarqwi’s group, which resulted in the death a tribal leader. Samara has also formed local committees to chase and keep away foreign fighters and reestablish the local council. Albubaz family of Samara was able to kill four and chase away 11 foreign fighters in joint operation with Iraqi security and other tribes. Tribes of Samara have asked to reopen military and police recruiting centers, government offices and promised to guard the city from attacks.
Haider comments - This area is no longer a safe haven for Zarqawi and his followers nor is it an open recruiting ground any more. This is a 180-degree turn around from just 8 months to a year ago when these areas provided support for Alqaida in Iraq. Now these areas are recruiting grounds for the fight against Zarqawi and his ilk.


Six Iraqi militant groups announced that they will unite their forces and join the rest of resident of Anbar and Salahiddin in fighting al-Qeda.

And fellow blogger Scaramonga at Curiouser and Curiouser points us to this supporting information as well:

The Anbar tribes’ campaign to rid the province of Zarqawi’s terror organization, al-Qaeda in Iraq is in its 2nd day and so far, 270 Arab and foreign intruders have been arrested. Usama Jad’aan, the leader of Karabila tribes in Qaim told al-Hayat that “the operation will continue to eliminate terror elements according to a quality plan” and added “270 Arab and foreign intruders have been arrested, in addition to some Iraqis who were providing them shelter”. Sheikh Jad’aan added “the operation is conducted in coordination between the tribes and the minister of defense Sa’doun al-Dulaimi and since we arrested hundreds of terrorists, I don’t expect the operation to take a lot of time”.


Democrats will continue to remain silent during this historic turn of events. The radical left will hope that the fledgling Iraqi democracy will fail. But their inaction will not make the progress disappear and their hope will not cause Iraq's new government to fail. Leftist Democrats and Al Qaeda terrorists are holding a losing hand.

Friday, January 27, 2006

A couple of thoughts

The past few weeks have been rather interesting, and here's a few thoughts I've had on some of the going-ons.

Hamas wins elections in Palestine. OK, so the big difference is instead of a government claiming that they want peace and then blowing up bat mitzvahs, we now will have a government screaming "DEATH TO THE JEWS" and blowing up bat mitzvahs. I'll take an enemy stupid enough to tell me what he's going to do any day of the week. What this does is allow us, as a country, to treat the palestinians like the monkey felching terrorists they are. When the group who's motto is "Death to Israel" gets elected, you can't say "Oh, they're just a fringe group" anymore. We don't have to grin and pretend that the people we're dealing with aren't a bunch of murdering neanderthals who don't have enough collective IQ to tie their shoes. We don't have to pretend that these people actually want peace. By electing Hamas, the palestinians have given us the freedom to do what we should have done years ago. Allow the palestinians to drop off the face of the earth. Or in their case, blow themselves off the face of the earth. Hell, I'd settle for Israel blowing them off the face of the earth, at least until they give up terrorism as a way of life. Maybe when the cesspool currently known as the Gaza Strip is clean of palestinians, Israel can take a break from defending itself for once.

Nah. Iran will make sure she can't take a break.

Judge Alito is going to become Justice Alito. It's a given at this point, and I really do hope that the Dhimmocrats refuse to acknowledge that fact and continue their campaign against him. If accusing him of being a racist, bigoted, anti-woman, government loving thug on national TV didn't get the Dhimmocrat's ratings up, I don't know what will? And making his wife cry on national TV? Priceless? C'mon Teddy, (hic!) throw something else at him!

The Dhimmocrats painted themselves into this particular corner. They politicized the Supreme Court, and starting putting some of the most partisan liberals they could find on the bench. And to make sure that their nominees got to the bench, they started making certain "rules". "You can't ask the nominee about this. They don't have to answer questions about that. Blah blah blah blah blah." So when Alito simply didn't answer some of their questions, what could they say? Ginsburg set that particular policy up, and don't think for one minute that the Republicans have forgotten that fact. They were just waiting to open up on Teddy (hic) Kennedy, Chucky Schumer, and the rest of the depraved fucksticks who couldn't shut their pieholes on national TV.

I'm a red-blooded, gun owning American in the Army, and yet Ted Kennedy has killed more people than I have. How's that get ya?

So after embarrassing themselves (live!) on national TV, the Donks really can't do anything to block Alito. Although I still want to see them attempt a filibuster. On yeah baby. During an election year. GO FOR IT, TEDDY! GO FOR IT, LURCH! THE HOPES OF THE DHIMMOCRAT PARTY REST ON YOUR SHOULDERS!

Some idiot LA Times writer named Joel Stein writes a column where he states that (gasp!) he doesn't support the troops.

No shit, Sherlock!

I don't understand why people are so up in arms about this. Stein is only printing what the majority of the Left feels, but don't want to admit in public. Those of us on the Right (and in the right) shouldn't get upset, because we had this information already. Stein is simply being honest about the way the Left feels, which puts him above most the other Leftists out there who lie about their opinions for political gain. We should just hold him up everytime we hear some Leftist shitstain claim "but I support the troops". Oh really? Do you?

Hillary Clinton seems to be making a full court press for the presidential nomination in '08. The more I hear her, the more I'm reminded that she's nothing more than a communist cunt. But that's fine, because everytime she flaps her lips, she gives conservatives more ammunition. Anyone who needs a primer on the Clintons just needs to remember one simple rule: Everything about the Clintons, all of them, is corrupt. Rotten as a six month old tomato. Dirty. Filthy. Horrid. As putrid as a slaugherhouse in mid August.

In El Salvador.

That kind of festering seepage can't hide forever. I suppose we should thank ol' Bill and Hill for letting us know years ago that they weren't really humans, just parasites taking human form. I can't wait to see who the Republicans put up against her in 2008.

Cindy Sheehan is in the news again. Why? I guess she read some statement that said that Clinton was just as bad as Bush when it came to killing little brown skinned people.

Yawn.

Thanks for finally coming out and confirming that you're an American hating asshat. I only have two questions regarding Sheehan and her pursuit of popularity:

1: Why is anyone following this hysterical bitch anymore?
2: How could anyone this vile raise such a fine son?

The Democrats have proven that they still cannot be trusted with National Security, and most likely can't be trusted with it for years to come. Here's a clue to any moonbats out there.

Domestic spying means just that. You're spying on people IN THE COUNTRY. When one half of the conversation is with a terrorist living outside the USA, it's no longer domestic spying. I understand that your BDS causes your brain to shut off for years at a time, but please try to restart it.

People who are not American citizens have no rights under the American Constitution. End of story.

The Left has just given away more information to the terrorists than our enemies could have ever hoped to get. Congratulations. I hope you'll be proud of yourself when a major port city gets nuked. And I hope that they find whoever leaked the info to the New York Times and string them up. Rope. Tree. Traitor. Some assembly required.

That's all for now. I just wanted to get all that off my chest.

Oh yeah, by the way....

Saddam had WMD's.

Amazing, isn't it? Well, it is if you're an asshatted Leftist who refused to believe that Saddam had the weapons even though he had used them in the past.

Liberalism. It's a mental disorder.

Bang

Google, busted.

Big Easy to lack chocoloate

Let's get vanillanized.

Which reminds me of seeing the University of Pennsylvania's Michael Eric Dyson on O'Reilly this week. O'Reilly stated his opinion that Ray Nagin had failed the poor of New Orleans despite being elected by black people.

Professor Dyson: "Well of course they voted for him."

Gee I wonder what he meant by that.

Ann Coulter

I would love to see her speak.

Pardon my language, but, ummmm...



...holy shit!

When it rains, it pours

I apologize for the lack of any real posting lately. The Raging Mrs. and I have been dealing with a few health issues, which translates to I've been taking care of my wife as she can no longer walk without massive amounts of painkillers.

She had an MRI done on her back, and the bottom line is that things are pretty messed up around the L4-L5-S1 region, and she's going to see a neurologist to determine if she needs surgery. I think it's hard to accept because for years my wife was seemingly indestructible. One day she actually wrapped her car door around her leg (long story, but from then on you could see daylight coming from the warped section on the bottom of her car door) and she was up and walking around the next day. So to have an injury that she can't just laugh off is unsettling to her, to say the least. It's also taken away most of my free time, (which I give up gladly, it's not a complaint) because I'm now doing everything she used to be able to do, as well as assist her in whatever I can.

In any case, I'll keep y'all updated and post when I can. Hopefully we'll get everything rolling along in short order.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I'm floored

lgf: Two Versions of Google

On Hamas and Palestine

Just read this on a message board for Philadelphia Eagles fans:

The only difference between Hamas and Fatah is the sheen of legitimacy Fatah enjoyed due to more than a decade of coddling from the Clinton/ Bush administrations and the United Nations. Between the Nobel Peace Prize Arafat shared with Barak to the photo-ops at the White House with terrorists Arafat and Abu Masin (again, on both administration's watches), Fatah was able to establish itself, against all logic and reason, as a legitimate political organization while conducting endless warfare against Israeli citizens through its al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades.

Now that the Jordanian/Egyptian/Syrian squatters known as the palestinians have chosen an Iranian-backed death squad to lead them, the veneer of legitimacy is gone. And their next act of violence against the Israeli people will be rightly considered an act of war -- and the international community will not have a leg, or a Peace Prize, to stand on if they attempt to refute that fact.

Not to mention the power struggle to come between the Hamas terrorists and the al-Aqsa terrorists. And, of course you know, in a place like palestine, the words 'power struggle' are synonymous with the words 'civil war'. Don't be surprised if Fatah attacks Israel first, just to unleash the IDF's wrath on Hamas.

When the civilized world pressed to give savages who parade their children in front of cameras wearing mock suicide belts and take to the streets to celebrate terrorist attacks the right to vote, surely they knew this was a very real possibility. They went ahead with it because either way, the result could be beneficial to western civilization. In the case of a Hamas victory, that benefit is transparency.

Palestine is now undeniably a terrorist state, controlled by a terrorist arm of an international pariah (Iran). At least the situation can be dealt with honestly now.
Dig.

They're just trying to cheer me up

Senators Kennedy and Kerry will attempt to filibuster Judge Alito's nomination. That works for me. The Conservative recovery of the Supreme Court is an incalculable loss for for these filthy Leftists. Why not prolong and magnify this defeat into the mid-term elections?

Not Enough Baggage Lost

Islamic Republic television broadcasts: "We sent a letter to the relevant American officials on Wednesday, announcing Iran's willingness to resume direct flights."

"I hope American officials do not adopt a political stance in making a decision on this request,"





Only Reuters could publish this farce with a straight face. The funniest thing is that these cranks want to fly their pre-1979 Boeing aircraft into the US after having been cut off from spare parts forever.

Get your own crazy Aunt Helen



Despite raising her hand repeatedly, this navel-gazing ex-journalist turned obnoxious lunatic was ignored at the Presidential press conference today. Turf confusion ensued.

A self-correcting problem?



Perry Wu writes about the history of failures of foreign Internet companies in China and concludes:
"For those armchair Sinologists uncomfortable with Google censoring content, rest assured that the company is not really welcome in China and thousands of years of history show that it can't last long here either."


(Lovely graphic by Michelle.)

France ain't so bad

They've been poo-pooing the "War on Terror" in hopes of appeasing their huge radical populations. They have a MUCH bigger problem then we do. I am glad to see that they are coming around.

Better late than never.

What a dork



The Corner

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Benjamin Franklin: Domestic Spy

Bastard!

The misquotation of Franklin in the argument about "domestic wiretapping" strikes me as particularly amusing in light of Franklin's role as one of the premier intelligence agents during the Revolutionary War. The CIA has a nice summary of the intelligence activities undertaken in that war, and no one is so prominent as Franklin, including in covert activities. More to the point here, Franklin was a member of the original committee, appointed by the Continental Congress, to review and publish intercepted communications from England. Hmm, Benjamin Franklin: Domestic Spy! If he meant what the liberals think he meant, we're going to have to change his statues to read "Printer, Inventor, Statesman, Hypocrite"!
I don't know about you, but I am burning all of my hundreds in protest.

Michelle Malkin: DOWDIFYING BEN FRANKLIN

Monsters

Witnesseth:

And about Bill Clinton . . . . You know, I really think he should have been impeached, but not for a blow job. His policies are responsible for killing more Iraqis that George Bush. I don't understand why to rise to the level of being president of my country one has to be a monster. I used to say that George Bush was defiling the Oval Office, but it's been held by a long line of monsters.

-- Mother Sheehan
Ronan Sheehan: an Interview with Cindy Sheehan

Too Cold for the Penguins

With snow falling from the Acropolis in Athens to the massive observatories atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii, Al Gore launches his 2nd nonsensical book on "Global Warming."

Not to be superstisious, but I'm starting to see a pattern.


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It's not about the $4 billion!

Stevo earns his Mouse Ears.

Helly's mother has passed on

Via email:

My mother died yesterday in Florida. She went peacefully in her sleep in her own bed in her own home. She had a wonderful life that was extended for a few months when we found her in heart failure in October. Still she was independent to the end and had no suffering other than shortness of breath. She was a great Conservative who passed on her humanity and wisdom to me by example instead of indoctrination.
Rest in Peace, Good Woman.

OUTSTANDING!

So Code Pink, the worthless goat-fucking asshats who have been protesting outside Walter Reed hospital (where military vets are sent for long term or serious medical services) just found out that their permit has expired, and they can no longer protest.

I love it. And do you want to know why I love it? Oh, hell, you know I'm going to tell you anyways.

The permit was taken over by Protest Warrior.

YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

I gotta send those guys some money.