Thursday, March 31, 2005

Bush-Chimp Again, But No Hitler

The latest episode in the BushChimpHitler follies (but without the Hitler reference this time) was brought to you by the Belgian Interior Minister Patrick Dewael. Apparently he signed a letter promoting a training package used to help police deal with unruly soccer fans. But the package included a presentation which pictured President George W. Bush's face in various expressions alongside photographs of a chimpanzee.

Mr. Dewael said he was unaware of the pictures when he signed the letter and that the idea was "of bad taste."

Interior Minister Dewael relaxing after a hard day at the office signing letters that he did not bother to read.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Where Have I Seen This Before?

Fatah at Hebron University?

Palestinian Authority Police?

Janeane Garofalo?

Ah, yes ... The Reichstag!

Friday, March 25, 2005

Baghdad Residents Kill Three Militants?

Recently The Guardian printed an article about an event in Iraq with the headline Baghdad Residents Kill Three Militants. It read just like any other article in The Guardian covering Iraq. You will find the words militant, insurgent and gunmen used throughout the article -- just like any other article about Iraq in The Guardian. The problem is that when you read the article, you realize that it is not about militants, insurgents or gunmen but is about terrorists. Here are the first three paragraphs of the article which I have "corrected" to be more accurate:

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Shopkeepers and residents on one of Baghdad's main streets pulled out their own guns Tuesday and killed three insurgents terrorists when hooded men began shooting at passers-by, giving a rare victory to civilians increasingly frustrated by the violence bleeding Iraq.

The clash in the capital's southern Doura neighborhood erupted when militants terrorists in three cars sprayed bullets at shoppers. Three people - a man, a woman and a child - were wounded.

The motive was unclear, but there have been previous attacks in the ethnically mixed neighborhood. Earlier in the day, gunmen terrorists in the same quarter killed a policeman as he drove to work, police Lt. Col. Hafidh Al-Ghrayri said.

This article is a good example of bias in certain media outlets and news agencies. While the writers and editors may believe that they are being impartial and avoiding any political meaning in their terminology, they in fact are committing a political act. People that are deliberately "shooting at passers-by" and that "sprayed bullets at shoppers" are terrorists. Not militants, not insurgents, not gunmen -- terrorists!

Unfortunately, using misleading definitions and terminology is also a common practice at Reuters, the BBC, AP, The New York Times and other major media outlets. I know that journalists are taught ethical standards, but what I don't understand is why don't they follow them?

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Just Desserts for a Deserter

"I, Jeremy Hinzman, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

This is the Enlisted Oath of Office for the U.S. Military and these were the words spoken by one Jeremy Hinzman when he enlisted in the United States Army in November, 2000. He later served with the 82nd Airborne Division and was deployed to Afghanistan. But right before his unit was scheduled to depart for Iraq in early 2004, Hinzman deserted his regiment and deployed for Toronto, Canada where he applied for asylum. That oath he took really meant a lot to him!

Hinzman said he
feared he would be unfairly court-martialled if he was returned to the United States. But today the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board "found that the claimants would be afforded the full protection of a fair and independent military and civilian judicial process in the U.S." So much for being unfair!

During his refugee hearing in December of last year, Hinzman said any violent acts he would have committed had he gone to Iraq would have amounted to an atrocity because the war itself was illegal. I didn't know the Army trained their recruits in international law!

I am sure this result will be appealed and the process will drag on for another year or two. But sooner or later, Jeremy Hinzman is going to pay the piper. No matter what kind of excuses he can come up with, nothing will change the fact that he dishonored himself, his country and, worse of all, his fellow soldiers. Hinzman is a coward, and not for refusing to fight -- but for deserting and running away to Canada instead of having the cojones to stand up for his beliefs and accept the consequences like a man.

Update: Here is your laugh for the day: After the ruling yesterday, the lawyer for Hinzman told CBC TV "'We don't believe that people should be imprisoned for doing what they believe is illegal." Don't you just love lawyers?

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Arafat Killed By High Tech Laser Attack

At a news conference on March 18th, the Palestinian ambassador in Sri Lanka, Attallah Quiba, claimed that two Israelis attempted to assassinate Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The Malaysian National News Agency reported that Quiba stated that they "used a laser device to attack Arafat." Quiba said "they tried to flee after using the device but were wrestled down by the Palestinian Authority security personnel."

Fortunately, the well known Palestinian cameraman Talal Abu Rahma was at the scene of the attack and he was able to get a shot of one of the assassins just as he was taking aim to fire the laser weapon in the attempt on Arafat's life.

In the melee that ensued after Arafat was fired upon, the Zionist killer dropped his weapon. The crack Palestinian Authority forensics team was able to snap a photo of the laser weapon before it disappeared in the confusion.

Quiba did not explain why an attack with a high tech laser did not kill Arafat immediately. But he did state that the two Israeli assassins "were carrying Canadian passports." The Canadian government has not yet responded to a request to explain why two of its citizens are Israeli assassins.

HAT TIP: Many thanks to Darth Misha I at The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler for putting my humble attempt at humor into the appropriate perspective!

Monday, March 21, 2005

Communiqué No.7

The General Headquarters of the Mujahadeen Army in Iraq has issued a communiqué to the American people. You can read the whole thing here. It is a tortured read and has a heavy does of leftist propaganda and media reports. Here are some excerpts for which I have supplied comments:
It is your right to lead the world, as it is the right of any nation which chooses to do so, yet this does not allow you to conquer others. There is a belief of a large number of our people, that a lot of facts do not reach you, facts that may be classified as unsuitable for the general public. Facts, that are twisted to gain a positive image here or there. Nothing new to an emperor who represents deceptions, lies, crimes, half victories, & total defeats. Your administration, time after time, lied & presented you with achievements directed by Hollywood & preformed in Iraq.
Obviously, these scumbags have read the rantings of the far left in Europe and the U.S. But it’s just as obvious that they don’t know anything about the politics of Hollywood!
You have elected these criminals, & thus, you are responsible for their actions. We hope that your future decisions will be based on reason & belief, for your emperor tomorrow will mirror the image of America to the world, & by his actions, will your new empire be Measured. And for the first time in history, a mafia of the weapons plants represented by Bush, Oil companies represented by Dick Chayne, & the Zionists by Paul Wolfowitz & Richard Pearle, hijack the United States of America in an ingenious plan to control the world. This type of Administration is exactly what Benjamin Franklin once warned you of.
No mention of Zionists in the first two paragraphs – must be a record! Benjamin Franklin? I guess they are referring to the Nazi fabrication "The Franklin Prophecy."

This administration, will enforce on you as it tries to enforce on our people, new laws that will result in a police state similar to those your consecutive governments back in our region. Legislation will soon be drafted by the appointed puppets to allow foreign ownership of land & structure & soon our people will be the foreigners on the land of their for-fathers. This new world order, will enslave people of all religions & race& Soon your children as well as ours, if they survive, will truly live in a planet of apes, & with a reduced population for ease of control, this can only be the implementation of a plan once presented by Henry Kissinger.
I guess they’ve been reading the Ward Churchill school of thought on the Patriot Act.
Your representatives, & their media, have portrayed an image that an insurgency is in Effect & that it is led by elements of foreign fighters entering from Syria & neighboring Countries; yet we assure you, that it is only a continuation of what Bush once claimed, “Mission Accomplished”. This resistance movement was prepared for, & is only the second chapter of this War. And we are mostly if not all Iraqis, Proud Iraqis who kept their oaths to defend people & country. And because this war may last longer than what the invaders anticipated, we have all promised to make their stay long, costly & painful. Blaming other countries, is nothing but creating new pretexts to invade other sovereign states & back future expeditions.
Now I know that they listen to the BBC, read Reuters and watch Fahrenheit 9/11.
Life under Dictatorship is far more safer, than behind the bars of your democracy.
Finally, they get to the point!
Have you not asked yourselves, where are the weapons of mass destruction, & where are the links between our previous government & the once CIA sponsored AL-Qaida? Or is that all now a thing of the past?
In Syria and on the run in the badlands of Pakistan?
What happened to the thousands of innocent people who died & continue to die of cancer, Women who give birth to deformed babies, caused by the effect of your military’s depleted Uranium shells. Since 1990, our first encounter with your troops on the battlefields, thousands on both sides of the conflict have suffered unknown illnesses, many have died since then, & others lack medical attention. Large parts of Iraq will be radioactive for millions of years to come, & if we were to return this radiating material to the U.S. & Britain, we would be no different than those who use them.
I guess they don’t know the meaning of the word depleted.
This war has taught us, that one man on the field can change the outcome of a day, One man, who believes in true freedom, can do what nations put together dare think of.
Yes, we call those men United States Marines.

If it was not for the fact that Communiqué No.7 is badly written and has an annoying use of the ampersand character, one would think that it was written by one of the cadres of the communist front organization International ANSWER!

Friday, March 11, 2005

La Reconquista de España

One year ago the first shots in the reconquest of Spain were fired. On March 11, 2004, 191 people were massacred and 1,800 wounded by Islamofascists in the train stations of Madrid, Spain. Initially, the government perpetuated a pathetic attempt to blame the bombings on ETA (Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna), the Basque separatist and, might I add, terrorist group. It didn't take long for enough facts to get out, as if it wasn't obvious all along, that the bombings were the work of jihadists. Unfortunately, the Spanish people, being the good consumers of European leftwing propaganda that they are, began to blame the Spanish government's involvement in the war in Iraq and ultimately the United States. And, given that a national election was going to be held three days later (what a coincidence!), it was no surprise that the Spanish people took advantage of a golden opportunity to emulate the French and surrendered!

In an amazing turn around in the poll numbers over a three day period, Spaniards managed to oust Prime Minister Jose Aznar of the Popular Party, a man who understands the threat of worldwide jihadism, and replace him with Jose Zapatero of the Socialist Workers' Party, a man who understands appeasement to terrorism. It was very clear from the election results that a majority of the Spanish people agreed with Zapatero to follow the example of Neville Chamberlain and answer terrorism with appeasement. So what have the Islamofascists learned from the Spanish? Simple -- attack us and we will cower before you.

The question is whether the Spanish will learn anything from the Islamofascists. All they really have to is go back a little more than five centuries in their own history when they drove the Moors out of their country to find the reason they are under attack by modern jihadists. It is not because the previous government supported the United States in Iraq -- the terrorists were working in Spain before George W. Bush was even elected to the presidency. It is well known now that since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks there have been dozens of arrests of Al-Qaeda suspects in Spain, including three of them that were charged with helping plan the attacks. But even that is not the principal reason that Spain is a prime target of modern jihadism. The fact is, under Islam, once a land is Islamic it is always, in perpetuity, Islamic. Therefore, the Islamofascists are only going after what is rightfully theirs.

To paraphrase an American phrase about race and gender, once you go Islamic ... you never go back.

Monday, March 07, 2005

Miracles Do Happen!

I didn't thing I would ever see the day. I've waited more than thirty-five years for this!

The bad news is that I found out about it after the tickets went on sale. And from what I have read, they were sold out immediately! The good news is that my brother has managed to get a hold of a couple of tickets via contacts in London. Now if I can only convince his wife to give me hers ...

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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Rough men ...

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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