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I’m writing this before the debate tonight so you may understand I mean what I am saying. Forget the debate. Whether or not he ‘wins’ or ‘loses’, it does not matter. Who shows up on November 4, 2008 does, and it’s the only thing that matters. It is NOT up to John McCain to get us to our sorry butts to polls. It us up to us.

We already know there are 1.3 million voters (fraud?) registered by ACORN. We have to come out in number greater than this in all 50 states to win this race. What did hear? Did I hear you whining? REALLY? STOP IT.

John McCain was OFF my list, not on the low end. That does not matter now. He is our candidate, and it will be a lot easier trying to keep him in check than it will be to pick up the pieces of our demoralized military, get the Marxists out of the federal government, get the Hyde Act (no pay for abortions) put back in place, and RENEW relationships with Israel.

This is a great and dangerous time. We must think bigger than ourselves. I do not even like this man, but I do respect him. I do know that Sen. Obama will take us into dangerous waters by his foreign policy ideas. So hold your nose if you have to, but vote. Get as many people as you can to vote for Sen. McCain as well. Maybe in four years, we can have ourselves Sarah! 😉

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

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The Fog(s) Of A Coming War?

I do not understand what is going on inside of my head, but it appears (factually) that I’ve forgotten my responsibility to have a post ready again. It is not for the lack of trying. I have been paying very close attention to the situations in Georgia/USSR relations (ha) and the Chinese arresting journalists, protesters, and just about anyone they don’t like…which is everyone.

This cease-fire agreement between Georgia and the Soviets, brokered by France’s president and Condi Rice is a joke. All the Soviets have to do is move back to the two cities they first invaded inside Georgia? That’s bunk.

If we do not confront the Soviets now on our terms, we will confront them later on their terms. This would include much blood and God only knows how many lives. If you do not stop an idealogue bully before they get started and they sense your unwillingness to do anything, we could end up in another world war.

I’ve heard people say, “The Military is stretched too thin.” Oh? We have 300,000,000+ people living here, and we’re stretched too thin? Let me just throw this out there. If worse comes to worse, I don’t want to hear any whining from the usual suspects. I want them to line up for duty and get off the freakin’ dole, or get out of America.

Yeah, I said it. What are you going to about it? This is my country, which I love, we’re talking about. You don’t appreciate freedom? You’ve never lost it. You don’t appreciate liberty? You’ve never known its sweetness, nor appreciated it. That’s right. When it comes down to saving our country against ALL enemies foreign AND domestic, it is also the duty of the sovereign individuals of our great country to pony up.

Why am I so pessimistic and dire about the situation with the USSR? (Before you ask, it is my freedom of speech to call them what they are.) Do you remember WWI and WWII? These could have been prevented. Hitler gave us many chances to stop his sorry butt. What did we do? We gave him the Olympics.

Speaking of China, why in the world did President Bush stay there when Georgia was invaded? Even more, why did he go in the first place? Does he not realize that China is also a threat to us? Does anyone remember the Cox Report? Never heard of it? It was considered Classified until May 1999, and here is the Final Report. Educate yourselves, just like I need to do constantly.

Aside from the Chinese theft of our nuclear secrets, they also care not one wit towards their people. Why should we care about this? We have come to learn that if a country does not care a wit how they treat their own people, you can predetermine that they care even less how they will treat any prisoners of war. It’s laughable the way people cackle at the treatment we use toward enemy combatants AS DEFINED IN THE GENEVA CONVENTION. We go too far and above what is called for as far as fairness goes. IMHO.

Another reason I hate China. Tiananmen Square. ‘Nuf said.

But then again, that’s just my opinion…

Cross-posted @ The Talon and Rosemary’s Thoughts.

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“Men of energy of character must have enemies; because there are two sides to every question, and taking one with decision, and acting on it with effect, those who take the other will of course be hostile in proportion as they feel that effect.”

–Thomas Jefferson (letter to John Adams, 21 December 1817); Reference: The Writings of Thomas Jefferson (Memorial Edition), Lipscomb and Bergh, eds., 15:109.

As a child, I used to wonder why people couldn’t talk out the differences. As an adult, I understand slightly more. There is a difference between not agreeing with policies than a difference between one side stating, “I want to kill all of you,” and we won’t allow that. We did not start this jihad, so we cannot walk away from it. If we do, we shall have confront it at a later date with a much higher cost. This is exactly the difference between Obama and McCain.

Obama wants to quit playing, pick up his marbles and go home. The only problem with that is these are real people’s lives we have to consider. McCain is good for nothing else but this. I’d rather live. This way I can try to correct the damage he will do. Oh wonderful…

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I started out with an article that was e-mailed to me by ACT! For America, but I decided to share all the news they have to offer. I’m not sure about all of this, so I’d like some feedback. Here is the first article:

Andre Carson becomes second Muslim elected to U.S. Congress: temporarily.
Indiana voters on Tuesday elected a Muslim to the U.S. Congress, only the second of that faith chosen in U.S. history. Andre Carson, grandson of the late Democrat Rep. Julia Carson, was elected to serve the balance of her term in the U.S. House of Representatives in a special election. [Continue reading.

Let’s wish him well. After all, we all need to come together for the good of our country. I just wish there weren’t so many people who did not understand the true state affairs.

American jailed for attempted Iran weapons deal: prosecutors
comment by Jerry Gordon Seyed Mostafa Maghloubi, a US citizen was convicted yesterday of trying to buy 100,000 Israeli made Uzi submachine guns for his Jihadi buddies back in Tehran in the Revolutionary Guards, no doubt. He was going to ship the weapons and ammo through Dubai, no less. Here’s what the Federal district Judge said upon conviction in the Los Angeles Federal courtroom:

“These were very dangerous actions,” said US District Judge George King, quoted by local media. He said Maghloubi’s actions could have caused many deaths and destabilized “an area of the world that has suffered enough from continuing upheaval.”

If Maghloubi was a naturalized citizen, I wonder if the sentencing might include a term in a federal pen followed by deportation. LOS ANGELES (AFP) — A Los Angeles court jailed an American of Iranian origin for three years and five months Monday for trying to buy up to 100,000 submachine guns and sell them to Iran, prosecutors said. Seyed Mostafa Maghloubi, 50, was arrested in early 2007 by police acting on a tip-off and pleaded guilty last August to violating the US trade embargo against Iran. Prosecutors said Maghloubi admitted trying to buy up to 100,000 Uzi submachine guns and night-vision goggles, which he wanted to export to Iran through Dubai. “These were very dangerous actions,” said US District Judge George King, quoted by local media. He said Maghloubi’s actions could have caused many deaths and destabilized “an area of the world that has suffered enough from continuing upheaval.” [Continue reading.]

So, HE gets a 3 years and 5 months?!? What are we doing? Does no one realize that this is part of a larger jihad? Oh, I forgot. Useless idiot.

Jihad, Islamism, and the “Dhimmi”American Free Press.
So instead of much of the American free press being used to largely address and confront enemy anti-freedom ideologies and their adherents, such media has been manipulated by editorial managers, publishers, and Islamist groups to focus their investigative reporting on the American government’s reaction to Islamist terrorism. [Continue reading.]

I’ve already addressed this issue.

U.K. Bishop’s death threats over mosque plan.
The Bishop of Oxford has been sent death threats after backing plans for a Muslim call to prayer in the city. Having in principle backed plans for mosque leaders to make the loudspeaker call, the Rt Rev John Pritchard said the “dark underbelly of British society” made a number of threats against his life. [Continue reading.]

Come on, people. Act right, will ya?

Why Are Law Enforcement Agencies Including The Los Angeles Police Department Still Meeting With CAIR And Other Islamist Groups?
Law enforcement entities such as the LAPD had better take note of the deleterious long-term effect that these “feel good” sessions with groups such as CAIR, MAS and MPAC might have on efforts to defeat radical Islam. Instead of engaging in problematic dialogue with enemies of the West they should be concerning themselves with taking steps to insulate the “thin blue line” against the deceptive practices which the Islamists have so far successfully employed. [Continue reading.]

Because they want to GET US ALL KILLED.

US 9th District Court Judge sides with CAIR against Michael Savage.
A Clinton-appointed judge in California is siding with the Council on Islamic-American Relations in a lawsuit by radio talk-show host Michael Savage. Judge Susan Illston has issued a terse one-page ruling in the case in which she granted a defense motion for judgment on the pleadings with “leave to amend.” Although it was released only today, it was dated Friday, apparently finalized shortly after she held a hearing on the issues at hand. [Witch] [Continue reading.]

Of course it’s a Clinton appointed judge. HIS JUDGES WERE PASSED through the process. Where are ours?

Dr. Jill Dekker comment: “Residents wondering what came of search for deadly ricin”
Crisis or risk communication, particularly with regard to events which have the potential to cause fear must be considered a priority obviously after public safety. With something like ricin which the US public is probably less familiar with than say anthrax, they need reassurance and up-dates on progress. Even if the forensic or criminal investigation is confidential, there are very good protocols for risk communication and it looks like this could be an issue at the moment for the immediate community. Previous incidents such as the anthrax postal attacks in the US and the SARS-CoV outbreak have added considerably to our understanding of how to communicate during a potential crisis and finding ricin in what appears to be a weaponized form raises all kinds of issues. [Continue reading.]

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Just in case anyone is unclear on my position about this war, I love my country, America, and we are not going to leave until we have achieved victory. We win, you lose. Period.

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I stated this earlier but in case you missed it, I am going to clean out my emails now. Most of it is news, opinion, or politics. I hope you enjoy it.

Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up?
by Gregg Jackson.

…Romney Care also significantly expanded government bureaucracy establishing at least a dozen new boards, commissions, and miscellaneous institutions. One of the commissions is charged with the responsibility of eliminating “racial and ethnic health disparities.” [Continue reading.]

History of the ACLU Part V
by Stop the ACLU.

Part I, Part II and III, Part IV and now for Part V.

Here are some more interesting articles from Stop the ACLU:
ACLU and National Abortion Federation Criticize Decision by U.S. Supreme Court Upholding Federal Abortion Ban
Justice Ginsburg: Watchdog Plan ‘Scary’.
Ginsburg And Foreign Law In Interpreting Our Constitution.
The Problem with the Culture of Drive-Thru Abortions.
ACLU Loses Court Battle to DoD and Boy Scouts.

Final video: History of the ACLU.
by Stop the ACLU.

China Hardens Tibet Policy Along Ethnic Lines.
by Radio Free Asia.

WASHINGTON — China is intensifying its crackdown on supporters of the Dalai Lama and Tibetan independence out of fear that Tibetan cadres will turn against the Communist Party amid a growing wave of protests and civil disobedience.

“There still exists a small number of dissident elements within our Party whose commitment to its ideals, beliefs, and political standpoint is a wavering one,” an internal memo of the Chinese Communist Party’s Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), leaked to RFA’s Tibetan service, said. [Continue reading.]

Where Would Western Civilization Be Without the Bible?
by Human Events and the Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible.

In the beginning, the Bible was regarded as the “Good Book,” but today it is under relentless attack from left-wing audiences, novelists, and screenwriters to justify their own political agendas. But fear not, award-winning religious journalist Robert J. Hutchinson refutes the mockers, skeptics, and deniers in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide™ to the Bible. [$13.95.)

And there is one more piece by Stop the ACLU. This one has to do with one of the victims of the DC sniper murderous shootings. Please check this out.

10 Questions for all the “Islam is a Religion of Peace” Multi-Culti Crowd.
by Gregg Jackson.

1. “Islam and Christianity are equally violent and intolerant religions.” The purportedly “moderate” Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has claimed that gay men and lesbians should be killed in the most extreme fashion possible — a belief that is mainstream in the Koran and practiced by Muslims around the world. Can you name any renowned Christian leaders or organizations that are either advocating the killing of gays and any that are actually using the Bible to justify doing so? [Continue reading.]

What goes around – Comes around. MUST READ.
by Richard S. Lowry (on OPFOR’s site).

Is it no wonder that we feel differently about the people of Iraq, when the American media only reports sensational news? If it doesn’t bleed or explode, you just aren’t going to see it on the evening news. I received a press release from Baghdad today, which I know the mainstream media will not pass on to you all. Here is an example of Iraqi charity and gratitude which touched my soul. Imagine how incredibly generous these soldiers are. They have little to support their own families. It’s not enough that they are fighting daily to bring peace to their country. They are actually reaching out to help unfortunate Americans. [Continue reading.]

No Nightmare – Why the Surge is Working.

October 23, 2007 — THE former top com mander in Iraq – Army Lt.-Gen. Ricardo Sanchez (ret.) – recently called the situation in Iraq “a nightmare with no end in sight.” Citing insufficient prewar planning and a strained military, he painted a dismal picture of American prospects there.

War critics painted a similar picture when violence in Iraq peaked in ’05 and ’06 – using terms like “civil war” and “sectarian violence” – as they pushed for a rapid draw-down or immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces. An Iraq “at war with itself” shouldn’t be America’s problem, they argued. In fact, the existence of a “religious civil war” remains the chief antiwar talking point to this day. [Continue reading.]

Islamism on Trial.
Author: M. Zuhdi Jasser.
Source: The Family Security Foundation, Inc.
Date: October 26, 2007.

The verdict in the federal prosecution against the Holy Land Foundation and many in its leadership was finally read by Judge Joe Fish this week after 19 days of jury deliberation by the Dallas jury. To listen to the press conferences and read the press releases of American Islamist organizations, one would think that the defendants were unanimously exonerated “with prejudice.” The Dallas Morning News reported that Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray stated that “the government failure to get any convictions was evidence of the power of religious freedom.” He went on to say, “Feeding people is not a crime, and we aren’t going to let the American government make it a crime.” Mr. Bray must be counting on the fact that most citizens, like the jury in the trial, will be so dazed by the sheer volume of evidence that they will lazily swallow the propaganda of the Islamist spin machine. [Continue reading.]

Michael Yon.

Iraq is on the mend, al Qaeda is on the run, and the civil war has abated to a point where the term “civil war” no longer applies.

Accurate war coverage is increasingly important. Even prominent seemingly well-informed persons can get it wrong, such as retired Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez who previously commanded the war in Iraq. His recent public statements –selectively excerpted and then widely dispersed by the hot winds of media – made it clear that this former senior commander is far out of touch with the current situation.

But there are commanders with a finger on the pulse.

When earlier this year I wrote about the 1-4 CAV transforming an abandoned seminary in a Baghdad neighborhood that had been decimated by civil war, the “surge” had not even begun; but already pundits, politicians and editors had declared it a failure. Though I’d spent only a few days with LTC Crider and his 1-4 CAV soldiers at the new COP Amanche, I ended the dispatch on a note of hope based on observation. I recently received an email from LTC Crider with an update on that Baghdad neighborhood. Please read “Achievements of the Human Heart” and see for yourself.

I was in al Basra province when I saw news reports claiming that Basra city had descended into chaos in the wake of an announcement about the draw down of British Soldiers. I emailed the facts about Basra to several bloggers who hold the media accountable, and the resulting effort got the attention of Tom Foreman who anchors CNN’s “This Week at War.” We were able to make a CNN interview, and the result is a segment that accurately reflects a complex and changing situation. Bravo to CNN for setting the record straight, and to the tireless bloggers who are making a substantial difference in the way news about the war is delivered.

There are major developments to share with readers in upcoming dispatches. If things go at-least-mostly according to plan (which is all we can hope for in war), and if I can rely on the help of readers who share my frustration with the lack of accurate reporting, we can significantly widen the stream of news flowing from Iraq so more people can obtain a truer picture. This will require the will and generosity of readers. But more on that, soon.

Basra, Iraq

Resistance is futile: You will be (mis)informed.
by Michael Yon.

All describe the bizarro-world contrast between what most Americans seem to think is happening in Iraq versus what is really happening in Iraq. Knowing this disconnect exists and experiencing it directly are two separate matters. It’s like the difference between holding the remote control during the telecast of a volcanic eruption on some distant island (and then flipping the channel), versus running for survival from a wretch of molten lava that just engulfed your car. [Continue reading.]

Update: More news.

Freed Artists Describe Prison Conditions in Burma.
by Radio Free Asia. (To join this newsletter, EngNews-Join AT RFA News.

HONG KONG — Police in China’s southern Guangdong province used electric prods to break up a crowd of several dozen villagers as they pressed a village leader over suspected graft, Radio Free Asia (RFA) reports. Witnesses said three elderly residents were injured and four people were detained

“Yesterday afternoon, more than 70 police vehicles pulled up,” one resident of Huangchong village in Shunde’s Beijiao township told RFA’s Mandarin service of the Oct. 25 clash.

“There were up to 1,000 policemen. Some were anti-riot police. But at the time there were only 30-some villagers there. Three elderly villagers were injured after being beaten by police with electric prods,” the villager said, speaking on condition of anonymity. [Continue reading.]

Project Valour It.
by Stop the ACLU. (There is a competition in each branch, of course. lol. Stop the ACLU is supporting the Air Force this year. Please give as much as you can, to whichever branch or all branches if you can.)

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled and adaptive laptop computers to wounded Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries at major military medical centers. Operating laptops by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, our wounded heroes are able to send and receive messages from friends and loved ones, surf the ‘Net, and communicate with buddies still in the field. The experience of MAJ Charles “Chuck” Ziegenfuss, a partner in the project who suffered serious hand wounds while serving in Iraq, illustrates how important these laptops can be to a wounded service member’s recovery. [Continue reading.]

Now I am going to introduce you to two articles that peaked my curiousity. They turned out to be quite good, with few exeptions. These two articles are from Opinion Journal.

Modern Heroes.
Our soldiers like what they do. They want our respect, not pity.


I’m weary of seeing news stories about wounded soldiers and assertions of “support” for the troops mixed with suggestions of the futility of our military efforts in Iraq. Why aren’t there more accounts of what the troops actually do? How about narrations of individual battles and skirmishes, of their ever-evolving interactions with Iraqi troops and locals in Baghdad and Anbar province, and of increasingly resourceful “patterning” of terrorist networks that goes on daily in tactical operations centers?

The sad and often unspoken truth of the matter is this: Americans have been conditioned less to understand Iraq’s complex military reality than to feel sorry for those who are part of it. [Continue reading.]

The Realignment of Iraq.
We’re winning because the Iraqis want us to–Moqtada al-Sadr included.


The war in Iraq was always going to be won by the Iraqis, and so it has proven. But the Iraqis who have won it are on our side.

It was in the spring of 2004–a month or so before I first arrived in Baghdad in a taxi to stay in a small hotel–that the Sunnis launched their disastrous insurgency. Its defeat is becoming ever more clear this autumn as new reports reach us of the patriotic stand of the Anbar tribes, the pacification and nascent prosperity of Fallujah and Ramadi, the isolation of al Qaeda, and the peace overtures of defeated Baathists. [Continue reading.]

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