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Thursday, March 27, 2008

The 3 stooges bag man met with Hillary(D)

"Baghdad" Jim McDermott(D) and his fellow useful idiots were on Saddam's dime as they took sides... against America: Saddam paid for 2002 Congressional junket to Baghdad
Stephen F. Hayes reported "Baghdad" Jim McDermott(D) actually said, after 12 years of sanctions, that we should trust Saddam and that Bush is a liar, even as Congress voted overwhelmingly for the use of military force to execute the Clinton administration's policy of regime change.
trust Saddam
“I think the president would mislead the American people.”
“I think you have to take the Iraqis on their face value.”
All while "Baghdad" Jim McDermott(D) was taking money from Saddam's agent Al-Hanooti's and lying about it.
Well... Steven Emerson has Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout, Pictures with the three stooges, Hillary Clinton(D), Al Gore(D) and Syrian President Bashar Assad.

But take a deep breath...
Allahpundit

In a 1997 interview with this reporter, Muthanna Hanooti said that at the meeting, Mrs. Clinton was “very receptive” to his request for an easing of the American sanctions on Iraq that were in place at the time. He said Mrs. Clinton “passed a message to the State Department” about the need to implement the oil-for-food deal, which was intended to allow Saddam to sell billions of dollars’ worth of oil to pay for food for Iraqi citizens…

[T]o reporters on the foreign policy beat in Washington at the time and to those active in the Iraqi opposition to Saddam, it was clear whose agenda was being advanced. The news article in 1997, published in the Forward, that described Mrs. Clinton’s involvement with Mr. Hanooti began: “The American-led blockade of Iraq is crumbling, following an intensive, domestic lobbying effort that has involved Rep. David Bonior and Senator Abraham — and, according to some sources, Hillary Rodham Clinton.”

So I guess the Clinton(D) administration didn't really believe in regime change did they?

Now, why does this matter beyond exposing the usual hypocrisy of the (D)emocrats? Well, because Saddam supported terrorism, via Noam Sayin' at LGF:

1. U.S. Grand Jury Indictment of Osama bin Laden, dated November 6, 1998: Paragraph 4. “In addition, al Qaeda reached an understanding with the government of Iraq that al Qaeda would not work against that government and that on particular projects, specifically including weapons development, al Qaeda would work cooperatively with the Government of Iraq.”
www.fas.org...

2. Top secret Iraqi document dated March 28, 1992, lists Osama bin Laden as an asset of the Iraqi intelligence services.
www.defenddemocracy.org...

3. In 1992, Ayman al Zawahiri--who later became the Number Two in al Qaeda--visited Baghdad for a meeting with Saddam Hussein.
www.weeklystandard.com...

4. From 1999 to 2002, Saddam Hussein ran three training camps in Iraq that produced thousands of Islamic terrorists.
www.weeklystandard.com...

5. Saddam’s intelligence service gave Ansar al-Islam money and weapons.
www.iraqinews.com...

6. Iraqi memo dated November 22, 1999, shows that Saddam Hussein’s chemists trained “Arab fedayeen” how to make IEDs.
powerlineblog.com...

7. Iraqi memo dated March 11, 2001, shows that Saddam Hussein recruited suicide volunteers to attack U.S. interests.
powerlineblog.com...

8. 9/11 ringleader Mohammed Atta was trained by Palestinian terrorist Abu Nidal in Baghdad in July of 2001.
www.telegraph.co.uk...

9. Members of an Iraqi secret-police organization called Unit 999 were dispatched to camps in Afghanistan to instruct Al Qaeda terrorists.
pierrelegrand.net...

10. Abu Nidal lived openly in Baghdad.
www.iraqinews.com...

11. Saddam maintained a terrorist training camp at Salman Pak near Baghdad where foreign terrorists were trained how to take over commercial aircraft using weapons no more sophisticated than knives.
www.nationalreview.com...

12. Iraq gave Abdul Rahman Yasin, a 1993 World Trade Center bombing conspirator, both money and sanctuary.
www.nationalreview.com...

13. Abu Zubayr, an officer in Saddam’s secret police, was also the ringleader of an al Qaeda cell in Morocco. He attended the September 5, 2001 meeting in Spain with other al Qaeda operatives, including Ramzi Bin-al-Shibh, the 9/11 financial chief.
www.nationalreview.com...

14. Iraq made direct payments to the Philippine-based al Qaeda-affiliated Abu Sayyaf group.
www.nationalreview.com...

15. Baghdad Trained al Qaeda Fighters in Chemical Warfare
www.dailytimes.com.pk...

President Bush listed 22 reasons to take out Saddam in his State of the Union Address. Yet with 400 tons, that's Four Hundred TONS of yellow cake uranium siezed, 1-1/2 tons of uranium that was enriched beyond the level required for fuel for nuclear plants Saddam didn't even have, with all of his Nuclear-Chemical-Biological scientists having fled the country, the (D)emocrats would have you believe there were no WMDs. Really? FARC has 66 pounds. Where did that come from?

Cross Posted at DANEgerus

Leavin'...... On a jet plane.....

I'm heading out to school today. Six weeks of instruction, yee-haw. Given that I will be training in the same class as junior enlisted, given that I'm an NCO, and given that school cadre typically use NCO's in school to deal with the junior enlisted, I plan on having about five minutes of free time until I graduate. I will post when I can, but I don't even know if I will have internet access in the billets.

So in the meantime, feel free to make use of the blogroll. DANE will post every now and then, but for the most part don't expect anything much from the 'ol blog for a while.

See you later.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Minor tweaks

I'm doing a few things to the blog in preparation for my little "vacation". Added Cold Fury to the blogroll under the AAA section. Did a few other things. I figure traffic is going to drop when I'm not posting on a daily basis, and I'm OK with that.

In the same vein, are there any of my readers from South Carolina? It looks like I'm going to be there for six weeks. Any suggestions on things to do or see in the Columbia area?

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Words fail me

Via Insty, I found this pile of steaming excretement:

A hard drive recovered from the computer of a killed Colombian guerrilla has offered more insights into the opposition of House Democrats to the U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement.

A military strike three weeks ago killed Raúl Reyes, No. 2 in command of the FARC, Colombia's most notorious terrorist group. The Reyes hard drive reveals an ardent effort to do business directly with the FARC by Congressman James McGovern (D., Mass.), a leading opponent of the free-trade deal. Mr. McGovern has been working with an American go-between, who has been offering the rebels help in undermining Colombia's elected and popular government.

Mr. McGovern's press office says the Congressman is merely working at the behest of families whose relatives are held as FARC kidnap hostages. However, his go-between's letters reveal more than routine intervention. The intervenor with the FARC is James C. Jones, who the Congressman's office says is a "development expert and a former consultant to the United Nations." Accounts of Mr. Jones's exchanges with the FARC appeared in Colombia's Semana magazine on March 15. This Mr. Jones should not be confused with the former Congressman and ambassador to Mexico of the same name from Oklahoma.

"Receive my warm greetings, as always, from Washington," Mr. Jones began in a letter to the rebels last fall. "The big news is that I spoke for several hours with the Democratic Congressman James McGovern. In the meeting we had the opportunity to exchange some ideas that will be, I believe, of interest to the FARC-EP [popular army]."

Just.... what the hell.... fucking traitors!

Mr. Jones added that "a fundamental problem is that the FARC does not have, strategically, a spokesman that can communicate directly with persons of influence in my country like Mr. McGovern." Semana reports that in the documents Mr. Jones "rules himself out as the spokesman but offers himself as a 'bridge' of communication between the FARC and the congressman." Semana says when it spoke with Mr. Jones, he verified the letter and explained that "he made the offer because the guerrillas need interlocutors if they want to achieve peace and that it is a mistake to isolate them."

But communications among FARC rebels suggest the goal was to isolate Colombia's government. A letter that Reyes wrote to top FARC commander Manuel Marulanda on October 26 reads: "According to [Jones's] viewpoint, [President Álvaro] Uribe is increasingly discredited in the U.S. . . He believes that the safe haven [for the rebels] in the counties can be had for reasons mentioned. Congressional Democrats have invited him to Washington to talk about the Colombian crisis in which the principal theme is the swap."

Semana reports that Mr. Jones made some proposals to the FARC, including a Caracas meeting with representatives of Venezuela, Colombia, the FARC, other South American countries, U.S. Congressmen and the Catholic Church. "It would be almost impossible for Uribe to reject such a meeting," Mr. Jones wrote, "without burning himself a lot, nationally and internationally. If he persists in being against it, I have understood that there are ways to pressure him from my country [the U.S.]."

So, for DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN McGovern, an anti-terror, anti-drug, anti-Marxist President of Columbia doesn't deserve a fair shake. But a Marxist, drug-running, kidnapping, murdering group of thugs trying to overthrow an elected government? Hey, a DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN can do business with them!

Fucking traitors!

Pending cases hinged on the 2nd Amendment

I would like to thank "the Smallest Minority" for leading me in the direction of "Sentencing Law and Policy" This article discusses the Justice Departments appeal in U.S. v. Hayes, a case that I believe is based on the Lautenberg Amendment, and how its outcome could affect, or be affected by Heller v. D.C.

It is a short but interesting read that I highly suggest!

Horry Clap!

As late as last week, I was being told that I wouldn't be going to a certain Army school until May or June. Yesterday I got a call, and was told "You report Friday."

I'm currently going insane. The dog is freaking out. And my wife, God bless her, is patiently dealing with me running around packing.

"HONEY! WHERE ARE MY BLACK GLOVES?!?!?!?!"

"You put them in your black dress coat, dear."

"HONEY! WHERE ARE MY DRESS SOCKS?!?!?!?!"

"I put them on the bed, dear."

"HONEY, I NEED FOUR SETS OF ACU'S! WHERE'S MY FOURTH SET OF ACU'S?!?!?!?!"

"They're in the wash, dear. They were dirty."

I figure at about midnight she's just going to club me over the head and put me in bed. And by the way, you can consider this your light posting alert for the next six weeks.

UPDATE: The wife just read this post, and asked "What time am I supposed to club you over the head?"

Me: "Midnight"

My dear sweet wife who I couldn't live without: "OK. Let the midnight clubbings begin!"

Monday, March 24, 2008

I guess $5000 doesn't buy much these days

Well, Eliot Spitzer must be a bigger idiot than I previously thought. Let's say you're the gov of New York. Let's say you're into hookers. Let's say you've got five large in your pocket, plus a horrible blue-steeler that the wife just hasn't been able to satisfy. Who do you call for?

NOT SAFE FOR WORK! Just in case you were wondering.

Her?

Just for those who don't want to click the link, and I don't blame you, it's a washed-up floozy with fake boobs and no muscle tone what so ever. The only workout she ever gets is on her back.

Dude. Seriously. DOOD! Five large for THAT?!

If I were into hookers, which I'm not, for five thousand dollars I would expect the body of Angelina Jolie, the voice of Charlotte Church, and the morals of.... well, let's not go there. Safe to say, I'm married to a wonderful wife who gives me better.... well, I'd better not go there either. But anyways, five thousand dollars an hour for THAT?

Spitzer is a retard. Imagine how that's going to go down in history. "Oh yeah, I got busted banging a hooker who's gone down more than the Titanic. Her tits are as fake as Micheal Jackon's face! She's been stuffed more than a Thanksgiving turkey, and I paid FIVE GRAND for it! Yay me!" Idiot. Poltroon. Moron. Shithead.

You can thank Ace of Spades for the link, although "thank" is not quite the word I would use. Somehow, thanking somebody for causing projectile vomiting doesn't cross my mind.

The Assault Continues

While it seems that Islam is still off limits for people to criticize, Christianity is an acceptable target. As Instapundit says, "If people did this kind of thing at a mosque it would be international news, and evidence of irredeemable hatred and bigotry . . . ."

Free Trade?

Helping out our friends? Supporting freedom in South America? You would think that's a good idea, right? The Democrat American Communist Party doesn't think so. They're about to slam the door in the face of a country that wants to be an ally of the USA.

Now I'm no expert on Columbia, but unlike many people in the Democrat American Communist Party, I've actually been there. I've walked around Bogotá. I've spoken with people there, seen a few sights, and felt just a teeny little bit of the culture. Does Columbia have a few problems? Yes. But they don't have any problem that can't be worked through. They're not a basket case. They're a growing country that is struggling to control narco-terrorists that are funded by Marxist idiots from outside their borders.

You would think that helping Columbia combat the drug-runners would be an advantage to the USA, right? You would think that a free, open market in South America would be a good thing, right? You would think that having friends, not just allies but FRIENDS in this world would be a good thing, right?

So why the hell are the Democrat American Communist Party leadership snubbing Colombian President Uribe? We've had a parade of Leftists go down to give Venezuela's Chavez a knob-job while he spouts off anti-American rhetoric, but nobody seems to have time to spare to shake the hand of someone who wants to be an ally? If that doesn't prove how unfit the Left is to lead this country, I don't know what can.

Linked from Michelle Malkin.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter

Today is the day when Christians remember that Christ died for our sins, to redeem us and bring us salvation.

So in that vein, I bring you another story of a man who died for others. Micheal A. Monsoor.

Holed up on the rooftop of a Ramadi house, Master-at-Arms 2nd Class (SEAL) Michael A. Monsoor and three fellow SEAL snipers were pulling overwatch duty for a ground security element Sept. 29, 2006, when an enemy grenade landed nearby.

Monsoor, a 25-year-old member of SEAL Team 3 from Garden Grove, Calif., instantly smothered the grenade with his body. The blast killed him, but his actions, officials said at the time, saved the men on the rooftop.

Now, Monsoor is set to become the first SEAL to receive the Medal of Honor for valor in the Iraq war. He will be only the fifth SEAL to be honored with the nation’s highest award for combat heroism.

A Defense Department official confirmed the pending award, which will be presented to his family.


"Greather love hath no man than this than to lay down his life for his friends."

Minn. Star Trib Publishes Help Wanted Ad For Anti-Military Story

Typical for the Strib:
This is really taking their quest to find stories that makes victims out of members of the U.S. military to the farthest degree! The Minneapolis Star-Tribune is apparently now resorting to advertising to dredge up women in the military “whose marriage is ending” for a story they want to write. There is really only one reason they’d want such examples and that is so that they can show that the military is hard on women so as to show the military in a bad light.

Cross Posted at DANEgerus