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Friday, May 02, 2008

Red China's massive military buildup

Satellite pictures... by DAVID GARDNER
Photographs emerged last night that appeared to confirm fears in Washington that China is building a giant underground nuclear submarine base on a tropical island.
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The pictures, obtained by respected military magazine Jane's Intelligence Review, have raised concerns that the Chinese have carved out a secret base straight out of the plot of a James Bond thriller.

They show vast tunnel entrances that are thought to lead to huge caverns capable of hiding up to 20 nuclear submarines from spy satellites.

Sanya is a fast-developing holiday resort that has hosted the Miss World competition since 2003. It is on Hainan Island, which is about 160 miles from the coast of Vietnam.

Jane's Intelligence Review says the base has implications "for China's control of the South China Sea and the strategically vital straits in the area, and underlines Beijing's desire to assert tighter control over this region".
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The secrecy around the build-up is likely to lead the U.S. to put more pressure on the Chinese to come clean with its plans and raises further questions about Beijing's relationship with the rest of the world in the run-up to the summer Olympics.
If it's all about "defense" then why the secrecy?

Thursday, May 01, 2008

2 May 1982 ARA General Belgrano Sunk


Hugo Chavez of Venezuela should learn the lessons of the Argentine Junta...

But he won't...

Jimmy Carter(D) spent the duration of this conflict apologizing for the Argentines as well... what a surprise huh?

Even though Argentina started the war as a political diversion to hide the 'disappearance' of tens of thousands and in the face of British attempts to transfer the Falklands to Argentina without antagonizing the English voter.

The ARA General Belgrano was a WWII era American Cruiser, the U.S.S. Phoenix, that actually survived Pearl Harbor. It was 'glam' duty for Argentina's elite that resulted in:
Some 323 Argentine lives were lost out of a crew of 1,093 when the Belgrano was torpedoed by the British nuclear submarine, H.M.S. Conqueror on May 2, 1982.
The loss of life was a direct result of the Argentine naval destroyer escorts fleeing the scene. Rescue efforts were delayed 24 hours and a majority of the loss of life was due to exposure on the seas.

The fact is that the ship was a threat to the UK expeditionary naval forces that barely sufficient to liberate the Falklands from the Argentine invasion forces. It's sinking resulting in the Argentine navy staying close to their coastal bases for the duration of the war.

You won't be able to put this down... the first half is a very insightful review of the politics by Simon Jenkins, which is very interesting given this was so early in Reagan's ColdWar strategy, and the second half is a Max Hastings 'correspondent on the ground' view of the conflict itself.

Right Saddam?

Eyewitness account:
• HMS Conqueror was earlier in position to sink the Argentinian aircraft carrier Veinticinco de Mayo - a mission that could have shortened the war - but the British government refused permission to engage;

• The submarine tracked the Belgrano for a week, unsuccessfully seeking permission to fire on several occasions before they were finally given the go-ahead on May 2, 1982;

• The crew's initial euphoria at sinking the Belgrano turned to horror when it emerged Argentinian support ships had fled, leaving sailors to drown;

• The captain of HMS Conqueror, Commander Chris Wreford-Brown, led his crew in a service to pray for the enemy dead only hours after two of their torpedoes had ripped the Belgrano to pieces.

The punch-line for tin-horn third world tyrants... if you don't like losing... then don't start wars with the adults.

Compare and Contrast, If You Will...

Republican Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner co-sponsors a bill to pull the plug on the insanity of continuing to squander tax dollars on unchecked subsidies to the ethanol industry, which, after almost 27 years, still hasn't been able to turn a profit.

Sensenbrenner Cosponsors Legislation To End Ethanol Mandates

Meanwhile, a Governor wants:

A fast food tax to help NJ hospitals? Corzine open to idea

Guess how long and hard I had to look to find out Gov Jon Corzine's party affiliation? How many news articles I had to look at? I finally drummed it up on Wikpedia. Go on, guess what it is. Come on, it's an easy one....DEMOCRAT!

Progressives want taxes on gasoline to pay to fight global warming. Now one of them wants to tax fast food to bail out a failing health care system? Yes, lets use tax money to offset mismanagement!

Progressive Greenies don't want us to drill in the Gulf of Mexico because it could damage the ecosystem. Meanwhile, tons of nitrogen from fertilizer used on corn for ethanol production is being flushed into the Gulf of Mexico, actually damaging the ecosystem. According to the pukegressives, we shouldn't use coal, can't shouldn't use oil, and shouldn't use nuclear power. WTF is left?! Solar?! Wind?! Methane from landfills? {{snort}} Yeah, right. That'll keep our highly industrialized nation going strong, eh?

These nutjobs won't be satisfied to everyone (else) is sitting around in yurt wearing clothes handwoven from hemp, eating roots and berries gathered without the use of an internal combustion engine. This, apparently, is what passes for "Progress" in their world.

If we get too much more "Progressive," we'll have to reinvent fire. Well, no, actually, probably a bad idea. Too much carbon monoxide.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

New DNC Ad Shows US Troops Being Blown Up

Howard Dean sent the following email to his mailing list yesterday which perpetuates the outright lie that McCain said we should be in Iraq 100 years...
In addition to the McCain clip, this nasty advertisement features a clip of ... American soldiers being killed by an IED.

Yes, that’s right. The Democratic Party is using images of US troops being attacked by terrorists to make political points against John McCain.
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Even more unbelievably, the IED clip comes from Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11. It’s at about 1:35 in this trailer: Fahrenheit 9/11 trailers.
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...this ad is beyond the pale; the entire ad is based on “a rank falsehood,” according to FactCheck.org...
Allahpundit
The obligatory “DNC ad runs footage of soldiers being bombed in Iraq” post
What’s offensive isn’t the footage, it’s the left’s insane hypocrisy in wetting its pants over a one-second image of Osama Bin Laden in Hillary’s attack ad while shrugging off stuff like this as simple yet powerful doses of reality to awaken a complacent public. If McCain went the route Ace suggests and inserted images of 9/11 jumpers in one of his ads, Arianna Huffington would need smelling salts and Olbermann would have to allot an extra hour for “Countdown” to accommodate his rage. Meanwhile, the DNC could show a Marine getting his head blown off and Chris Matthews would ask the Hardball panel, “Doesn’t America need to see this?”

Cross Posted at DANEgerus

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The NAACP hosted Jeremiah Wright today

Same old race baiting NAACP...
Their partisanship for the party of Slavery, the (D)emocrats, is all the more ironic given the (D)emocrats post-war legacy of the KKK, Jim Crow, Segregation and:
Bob Parks : Democrats Still Lying Through Their Teeth
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September 24, 1957 : Sparking criticism from Democrats such as Senators John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson, President Dwight Eisenhower deploys the 82nd Airborne Division to Little Rock, AR to force Democrat Governor Orval Faubus to integrate public schools
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May 6, 1960 : President Dwight Eisenhower signs Republicans’ Civil Rights Act of 1960, overcoming 125-hour, around-the-clock filibuster by 18 Senate Democrats
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September 29, 1963 : Gov. George Wallace (D-AL) defies order by U.S. District Judge Frank Johnson, appointed by President Dwight Eisenhower, to integrate Tuskegee High School
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June 9, 1964 : Republicans condemn 14-hour filibuster against 1964 Civil Rights Act by U.S. Senator and former Ku Klux Klansman Robert Byrd (D-WV), who still serves in the Senate
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August 4, 1965 : Senate Republican Leader Everett Dirksen (R-IL) overcomes Democrat attempts to block 1965 Voting Rights Act; 94% of Senate Republicans vote for landmark civil right legislation, while 27% of Democrats oppose. Voting Rights Act of 1965, abolishing literacy tests and other measures devised by Democrats to prevent African-Americans from voting, signed into law; higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats vote in favor
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Bob Parks also uses my favorite quote from the liberal icon Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood…
"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don't want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population"
Which reminded me of SNOBabama's "fathers":
"Reverend" Al Sharpton
"Reverend" James Meeks
"Reverend" Jeremiah Wright
"Reverend" Otis Moss III
"Minister" Louis Farrakhan
"Pastor" Michael Pfleger
"Reverend" James Bevel
"Reverend" Eric Lee
"Pastor" Mack King
"Mentor" Frank Davis
How useful they are...

And yes... Al Sharpton marched in a "Kill The Police" rally today with toadies wearing KKK robes. Let's hope no one dies after one of Al Sharpton's hate-fests... again.

"He’s looking less like Kennedy, and more like Steve Urkel." -- Don Surber




Actually... my thoughts on Barack Hussein Obama are much harsher. How is it that a Marxist Hawaiian is a "Post-Racial" candidate? Isn't that a racist statement? And this from a man who sat in Jeremiah Wright's "church"?

1) I objected to "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright's Stalinist Marxism
2) I objected to "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright's Racist lies
3) I objected to "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright's mentally ill conspiracy theories
4) I objected to "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright's anti-Semitism
5) I objected to "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright's Anti-Americanism

And when Jeremiah Wright moved into a gated "White" community I discovered the degree of his hypocritical blaxploitation.

And yes... both Jeremiah Wright & Barack Hussein Obama are "ex-Muslims".

So when Barack Hussein Obama reacted to our discovery of his Reverend/Hater by lecturing us on "race", as if we are collectively guilty, that not only set me off, but it failed to answer the majority of my objections.

Based on what we are learning, in spite of Barack Hussein Obama's MainStreamMedia enabled evasiveness, it appears he was raised in a manner that made choosing Black-supremacist Marxism appealing and comfortable and consistent with what he clearly embraced at Jeremiah Wright's "church". For Jeremiah Wright & Barack Hussein Obama clearly share a "Black Value System".

Cross Posted at DANEgerus