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Posted by KG at 1:10 PM EDT
Tuesday, 26 September 2006
Dow Continues to Soar
The Dow has just hit a 6 year high and is now just over 50 points away from an all time high. 

Posted by KG at 4:17 PM EDT
Sunday, 24 September 2006
Heated Interview Between Bill Clinton and Chris Wallace
Clinton gets quite upset with Chris Wallace of FoxNews and accuses him of carrying out a "conservative hit job" on him after a few questions about his handling of bin Laden.

NEW YORK — Former President Bill Clinton accused Chris Wallace of carrying out "a conservative hit job" on him after the "FOX News Sunday" host asked him about his administration's handling of the growing Al Qaeda threat in an interview. (this link will take you to the video via FoxNews' website>

The interview, taped Friday during Clinton's three-day Global Initiative conference in New York, got heated after Wallace asked why Clinton didn't "do more to put Bin Laden and Al Qaeda out of business" when he was in office.

A visibly agitated Clinton chided Wallace for ambushing him with questions about his anti-terrorism policy when Clinton wanted to talk about the Global Initiative project, which looks to create movement on issues including poverty, disease and climate change.

Here is the full transcript.

Posted by KG at 10:27 PM EDT
Friday, 22 September 2006
The U.N. - This Week Was Nothing New
The U.N. and its decades of anti-freedom rhetoric.

by Beryl Wajsman, Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal
Friday, September 22, 2006 "Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."

~ Benjamin Franklin "Every day at the U.N., on every side, we are assailed because we are a democracy. In the U.N. today there are in the range of several dozen democracies left; totalitarian regimes and assorted ancient and modern despotisms make up all the rest. Nothing so unites these nations as the conviction that their success ultimately depends on our failure. Most of the new states have ended up as enemies of freedom." ~ Daniel Patrick Moynihan, September 1976

I want to take you, dear readers, on a trip back in time. A more innocent time perhaps when mankind's yearnings for redemptive change seemed possible. In the heart of New York a Palace for Peace was built that still stands today. Its main tower is narrow and lean seemingly stretching with almost sinewy might as if soaring to the heavens for inspiration. The curves and planes of it's smaller sister building's design seek to reflect the transcendental unity of our common humanity. On a wall at the entrance to this Palace are engraved the immortal words of the ancient Hebrew prophet Isaiah that "...swords shall be turned into plowshares, and nation shall not make war against nation anymore."

This week this special place, once thought to be man's last best hope, was defiled by the most obscene verbal excrement. Sadly, few were surprised. For this Palace, that once glistened for what now seems no more than one brief shining moment, continues its decades-long run as the venue for what Daniel Patrick Moynihan called "brutal buffoonery". This place is the United Nations. And its time may have run out.

Let's continue on our time travel. Thirty years ago this week African states attacked the west, and in particular the United States, because then Amb. Moynihan had the "temerity" to denounce the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada. They considered calling a murderer by what he was as "rude". They took great exception to a speech that Moynihan had given at an AFL-CIO convention in San Francisco. There, he sharply denounced a bizarre anti-U.S. address that Amin had delivered to the General Assembly two days earlier, in which "Big Daddy", as he was known, also demanded "the extinction of Israel as a state".

Posted by KG at 1:55 PM EDT
Iraqi Official Claims al Qaeda-Saddam Link
Amazing that this story flew under the radar. Don't know how I missed it last week but here it is. An Iraqi official has testified to knowing of links between al-Qaeda and Saddam Hussein's regime.

WASHINGTON — A deputy prime minister of Iraq yesterday offered a sharp contradiction of the conventional wisdom here that Saddam Hussein's Iraq and Al Qaeda had no connection before the 2003 war, flatly contradicting a recent report from the Senate's intelligence committee.

In a speech in which he challenged the belief of war critics that Iraqis' lives are now worse than under Saddam Hussein, Barham Salih said, "The alliance between the Baathists and jihadists which sustains Al Qaeda in Iraq is not new, contrary to what you may have been told." He went on to say, "I know this at first hand. Some of my friends were murdered by jihadists, by Al Qaeda-affiliated operatives who had been sheltered and assisted by Saddam's regime."

A Kurdish politician who took his high school exams from inside a Baathist prison, Mr. Salih said he was the target of the alliance between jihadists, Baathists, and Al Qaeda in 2001, when a group known as Ansar al-Islam tried to assassinate him. In 2002, envoys of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, one of the two Kurdish parties sharing sovereignty over northern Iraq between the two Iraq wars, presented the CIA with evidence that the organization that tried to kill Mr. Salih had been in part funded and directed by Saddam Hussein's Republican Guard.

Those words directly contradict a recent report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that declassified a 2005 CIA assessment of Iraq's pre-war ties to Al Qaeda and found that none existed. In an interview after the speech yesterday, Mr. Salih said he was unaware of the CIA assessment. But he added, "There were links between Ansar al-Islam and Al Qaeda. The information at time [in 2002] was quite different. Now, we could not prove this in a court of law, but this is intelligence."

Posted by KG at 1:30 PM EDT
Day of Rage, Not Violence?
The MSM continues to remain blind to the hateful ideology running rampant throughout the Middle East and bleeding into free societies. Here ABC refuses to lay any blaim on the source of the violent rallies and actions of Muslim populations throughout the world.

LONDON, Sept. 18, 2006 — Three words suddenly have a lot of Westerners worried and, it must be said, likely making some wrong assumptions about modern Islam. "Yaum al Ghadab" is Arabic for "Day of Rage." (I've got some assumptions about modern Islam -ed. mine)

When the Qatari Islamic scholar Yusuf al-Qaradawi called for a Day of Rage this Friday in response to Pope Benedict XVI's remarks about Muslims, it might have sounded like a call for street violence.

But if there is trouble Friday, and there could well be, it will not be because of language but because of what some people choose to do after they have answered the call for "Yaum al Ghadab."

Political manipulation of protest crowds is not a uniquely Islamic idea. It happens in the West, as well. (so that makes it ok? -ed. mine)

But why do Islamic leaders use what many Westerners regard as inflammatory language?

Because it is not inflammatory, at least not in the context of Islamic culture. "We must not try to interpret Islamic terms and cultural signals by using our Western ideas," said Fawaz Gerges, a professor in the department of international affairs and Middle Eastern studies at Sarah Lawrence College, and an ABC News consultant. Gerges pointed out that in Islamic culture "ghadab" means anger or frustration. A day of rage does not mean a day of jihad (war), added Gerges.

Posted by KG at 10:50 AM EDT
Hezbollah Celebration in Beirut
Hezbollah holds a rally in Beirut celebrating a "divine victory" over Israel in the latest battle in the war against Israel last month.

Hizbullah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah made his first public appearance since his group's war with Israel began July 12, taking the stage Friday before a gigantic rally in Beirut's bombed-out suburbs.

Hundreds of thousands of people packed a lot where guerrilla leader Nasrallah was expected to deliver a historic speech about his group's weapons.

The crowd roared with cheers as Nasrallah appeared waving to the crowd, flanked by his bodyguards, as an announcer said, "The leader has arrived."

Roads toward Lebanon's capital were jammed with cars and buses waving Hizbullah flags Friday, ahead of what was billed as the country's largest rally to showcase the group's insistence that it won't disarm. Hundreds of Hizbullah supporters from across south Lebanon began marching toward Beirut a day earlier.

Israel has made a grave choice in pulling out of Beirut before forcefully disarming Hezbollah. The U.S. and the rest of the free world should take note.

Posted by KG at 10:32 AM EDT
Hamas Refuses Abbas' Move to Recognize Israel
Hamas has again refused to recognize Israel, instead offering a 10 year-long truce.

AFP September 22, 2006
ISLAMIST movement Hamas has defied Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas by insisting a unity government would not recognise Israel and instead proposing a 10-year truce promptly rejected by the Jewish state.

The suggestion from Ahmed Yussef, political adviser to Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, whom Abbas has vowed to charge with assembling a unity government, flew in the face of an address by the Palestinian president to the United Nations.

"The national unity government does not recognise Israel in its political program. The Government and the Hamas movement will be against recognising Israel," he told AFP in Gaza City where talks on the new cabinet have stalled.

"Our position to solve the crisis is a 10-year truce which will be good for stability and prosperity," he added, calling on the Israelis to withdraw from Palestinian territory occupied in the 1967 Middle East war.

"The Islamists will not be part or head a government which recognises Israel,'' Yussef said.

But Abbas told the UN General Assembly in New York late Thursday that any new Palestinian government will recognise the Jewish state.

"I would like to reaffirm that any future Palestinian government will commit to all the agreements that the Palestine Liberation Organisation and the Palestinian Authority have committed to," he said to delegates.

Posted by KG at 10:26 AM EDT
Apologies Continue
Pope Benedict XVI still believes you can actually talk to these leaders. This is of course not true for most of the leaders throughout the Muslim world. They will simply go back to their mosques and gov. buildings and indoctrinate their people even more.

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has invited representatives of Muslim countries to meet next week at his summer residence, the Vatican said Friday.

Benedict will meet Monday with ambassadors from predominantly Muslim countries. A Muslim council that advised the Italian government on integration issues also was expected to participate, the ANSA news agency said.

The Vatican has been seeking to defuse anger across the Muslim world that followed the pope's remarks about Islam last week in Germany.

Benedict cited [-ed. mine] the words of a Byzantine emperor who characterized some of the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad as "evil and inhuman," particularly "his command to spread by the sword the faith."

The pope said Sunday that he was "deeply sorry" about the reactions to his remarks and that they did not reflect his own opinions. Earlier this week, he said his comments were open to misinterpretation and that he had "deep respect" for Islam.

All of this apologizing will continue to embolden the leaders of this radical Islamic movement that has been strengthening for centuries now.

Posted by KG at 8:41 AM EDT
Thursday, 21 September 2006
The Doom and Gloom Continues
The MSM continues to spin the truth on the country's economy. Here the opening line ends with "further evidence that [the] economy has slowed".

WASHINGTON — The number of newly laid-off workers filing for unemployment benefits rose last week by the largest amount since early August, providing further evidence that economy has slowed.

The Labor Department said that 318,000 workers filed claims for jobless benefits, up by 7,000 from the 311,000 benefit applications filed the previous week. It followed two weeks of small declines in claims and was the biggest increase since jobless claims had risen by 10,000 in the week ending Aug. 5.

The increase was slightly higher than economists had been expecting and provided fresh evidence that the economy has been slowing this year under the impact of rising energy prices, high interest rates and a cooling housing market.

The total level of claims at 318,000 was the highest since claims hit 322,000 the week of Aug. 5.

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to keep a key interest rate unchanged for the second consecutive month, preferring to wait to see whether its record string of 17 consecutive rate hikes will be enough to slow the economy to a more moderate pace and keep inflation at bay.

Of course there is no mention of the Dow closing in on an all time high. When the market opens this morning it will be only 109 points from an all time high. Stories like this are why the new media, ie. conservative radio and blogosphere, will continue to rise.

Posted by KG at 9:34 AM EDT
Tuesday, 19 September 2006
Coup in Thailand
Thai Military has launched a coup while PM Thaksin Shinawatra is in NY at the UN.
BANGKOK, Thailand — Thailand's army commander wrested power from Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, sending tanks and troops into the streets of the Thai capital and declaring martial law Wednesday.

An announcement on national television, signed by Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Sondhi Boonyaratkalin, said martial law had been declared across Thailand and the Constitution revoked. He ordered all troops to report to their duty stations and not leave without permission from their commanders.

Sondhi's troops struck while Thaksin was abroad, circling his offices with tanks, seizing control of television stations and declaring a provisional authority loyal to the king.

The announcement declared that a "Council of Administrative Reform" with King Bhumibol Adulyadej as head of state had seized power in Bangkok and nearby provinces without any resistance. The council, it said, would soon return power to a democratic government.

Posted by KG at 3:53 PM EDT
CIA "Torture" Techniques Revealed!!!!!
The horrible details of the CIA's terrible interrogation techniques are out.

Details emerged yesterday about the seven interrogation techniques the CIA is seeking to be allowed to apply to terror suspects... The techniques sought by the CIA are: induced hypothermia; forcing suspects to stand for prolonged periods; sleep deprivation; a technique called "the attention grab" where a suspect's shirt is forcefully seized; the "attention slap" or open hand slapping that hurts but does not lead to physical damage; the "belly slap"; and sound and light manipulation.

All you want to do is blow up some infidels for Allah, but these pigs won't let you sit down or take a nap or put on a sweater. If the blasphemers are feeling particularly American, they might even wrinkle your outfit. Or give you a pinkbelly! AAAAIIIEEEEEEEE!!!

But check it out, the Bush regime doesn't want to tell you about the other torture techniques he's devised...

* The Faux Shirt Stain: Interrogator points at suspect's chest: "Look, you've got something on your shirt." When suspect looks down, interrogator brings up index finger, tweaking suspect's nose. Interrogator laughs. This grievous affront, a loss of honor in the eyes of Allah, administers massive psychic trauma to suspect. Repeat as needed.

* The Urkel: Suspect is locked in room lined with 72-inch plasma screens showing non-stop Family Matters episodes featuring '90s "urban nerd" Steve Urkel. Longest recorded breaking time: 2.3 hours.

* The Echo: Interrogator repeats all of suspect's statements in snotty voice...

Suspect: All unbelievers will fall before the sword of Allah! Interrogator: [Flouncing about room in effeminate fashion] All unbelievers will fall! Before the sword! Of Allah! Who is my boyfriend! Pppbbbbbbhhht!!

Interrogator's failure to be struck down instantly places suspect under extreme psychological stress. In case of emergency, interrogator may deploy Nyah-Nyah-Nyah Protocol.

* The Complete and Utter Mindfuck: Suspect is addressed directly by unchaperoned female exposing more than 3% of her epidermis.

* The Chomsky: Suspect is strapped to chair in room with award-craving theoretical linguist Noam Chomsky. Earplugs are placed on table just out of suspect's reach. (This protocol is considered a Last Resort.)

Which evil-ass AmeriKKKan torture techniques have I missed?

Aren't these the people who want to kill us? Am I missing something?

Posted by KG at 3:47 PM EDT
Thursday, 14 September 2006
Darfur Watch: Wiesel, Clooney Pressure U.N.
I'm glad to see Clooney stepping up to the U.N. and putting some much needed pressure on the world body.

UNITED NATIONS — Actor George Clooney on Thursday told the U.N.'s most powerful body that if it did not send peacekeepers to Sudan's Darfur region millions of people would die in what he called the first genocide of the 21st century.

"After September 30 you won't need the U.N. You will simply need men with shovels and bleached white linen and headstones," the actor warned.

The mandate of African Union peacekeepers in the region expires at the end of the month and the Sudanese government has refused to approve their replacement by a U.N. force.

The Oscar-winner said if U.N. forces were not sent to replace them, all aid workers would leave and the 2.5 million refugees who depend on them would die.

"The United States has called it genocide," Clooney told council members. "For you it's called ethnic cleansing. But make no mistake — it is the first genocide of the 21st century. And if it continues unchecked it will not be the last."

Posted by KG at 9:44 PM EDT
Tuesday, 12 September 2006
Sen. Durbin

Sen. Dick Durbin, Senate minority whip, is now on FoxNews talking of how Bush took advantage of a national tragedy yesterday to "encourage support of a war that has nothing to do with terrorism". Of course he also slipped in the fact that the Bush administration is the reason that al Qaeda is present throughtout the world. Did he not watch ABC last night?? 

Once again the fact that Democrat leaders are fundamentally wrong and have no conception of the battle that we are truly in. The actions our nation continues to take over the coming years will determine whether our nation survives as we know it into the next century. My greatest fear is that many people do not believe that the US can be defeated and brought down. The Romans never believed in a million years that their empire would fall, but just as all the empires before, it fail.

Until Democrats acknowledge (I believe they know, but b/c of hunger for power exploit this time for political gain) that terrorism from Islamo-fascists has continued to plague us and the rest of the world for years then we are all in danger. There is no excuse for any party to act the way the Democrats have over the past 6 years.

What else can be expected with the chairman of the DNC, Howard Dean, makes comments along the lines of "Republicans  don't know what it means to make an honost living"? This is no longer the party that we knew throughout the early 20th century, one that stood up to evil and called it what is was. Until this party dissolves (I believe it is approaching a split after they lose the next 2 elections), or changes its direction and rhetoric, we are all in danger. <b>Just remember the way they celebrated after defeating the Patriot Act. Then Durbin this morning had the audacity to say that Bush hasn't gone far enough in implementing the recommendations from the 9/11 Commission.</b> Simply unbelievable. This is why they haven't won an election in nearly a decade. 



Posted by KG at 11:08 AM EDT
Setback for Women's Rights in Pakistan
Women continue to be treated wrongly in this backward society. They still do not have the basic rights that most in the West have enjoyed for centuries.

In a setback for women's rights in Pakistan, the ruling party in Islamabad has caved in to religious conservatives by dropping its plans to reform rape laws.

Statutes known as the Hudood ordinances, based on sharia law, currently operate in Pakistan. They require a female rape victim to produce four male witnesses to corroborate her account, or she risks facing a new charge of adultery.

The ruling party in Islamabad, made up of a coalition of groups allied to President Pervez Musharraf, had hoped the new Protection of Women Bill would place the crime of rape within the country's secular penal code, which works in tandem with sharia.

But the government said rape would remain a crime punished by Islamic law yesterday after conservatives in an opposition group, Muttahida Majlis-I-Amal (MMA), threatened to walk out of parliament in protest if the government pushed ahead with reforms.

"If there are four witnesses it will be tried under [Islamic law], if there are not, it will be tried under the penal code," said the law minister, Mohammad Wasi Zafar. "In the case of both adultery and rape, the judge will decide how to try the case." A new amended bill will now be presented to parliament on Wednesday.

Posted by KG at 8:13 AM EDT

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