Saturday, June 30, 2007

More Gore the Bore Debunking ...

STNG ::Alarmist global warming claims melt under scientific scrutiny

Warnings from Gaza, by Newt

Newt Gingrich - Winning the Future: "The Hamas victory in Gaza is a warning that World War IV (as Norman Podhoretz has called it) is going to be long and hard. It is also a warning that the West is currently losing that war."

9/11: What "really" Happened

Friday, June 29, 2007

If I only knew what to do with all these extra brain cells ...

Exercise Grows New Brain Cells LiveScience

Al Gore's Assault on Sanity

Why We Went to War in Iraq


Former Soviet Dissident Warns For EU Dictatorship: "Vladimir Bukovksy, the 63-year old former Soviet dissident, fears that the European Union is on its way to becoming another Soviet Union. In a speech he delivered in Brussels last week Mr Bukovsky called the EU a “monster” that must be destroyed, the sooner the better, before it develops into a fullfledged totalitarian state."

Thursday, June 28, 2007

IBD: Ready to Fall, without Shock and Awe

Iran: Ready to Fall

IBD: MSM will never hold them to account ...

Today in Investor's Business Daily: "Rudy Giuliani makes it clear that if he and Hillary Clinton are the nominees in 2008, she will have to answer why co-president Bill didn't treat the 1993 WTC bombing as al-Qaida's Pearl Harbor."

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Bolton: Military Action Only Option

Bolton: I'm 'very worried' for Israel Jerusalem Post : "Sanctions and diplomacy have failed and it may be too late for internal opposition to oust the Islamist regime, leaving only military intervention to stop Iran's drive to nuclear weapons, the US's former ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday."

Monday, June 25, 2007

Possibly FOUR carrier groups in the region?

DEBKAfile - DEBKAfile: A third US carrier, the nuclear-powered USS Enterprise Strike Group is speeding towards the Persian Gulf:

"DEBKAfile’s military sources report Washington is considering deploying the fourth US carrier for the region in the Red Sea opposite Saudi Arabian western coast to secure the three US carriers in the Gulf from the rear as well as the Gulf of Aqaba and Suez Canal."

Saturday, June 23, 2007




Written by Jack Kelly
Friday, 22 June 2007

Imagine it's June 7, 1944, the day after the D-Day invasion. You pick up your newspaper. There's no mention of Normandy on the front page, and only a brief reference to it in a roundup story on an inside page.

The biggest battle since the invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein's regime is under way in Iraq. It's outcome could determine whether the war is won or lost. But our news media have paid less attention to it than to Paris Hilton's legal troubles.

The heart of the offensive is Operation Arrowhead Ripper, in Diyala province northeast of Baghdad, involving some 8,000 American and 2,000 Iraqi troops.

Many members of al Qaida fled from Baghdad to Diyala, which borders on Iran, when the U.S. troop surge began in January. There are thought to be between 1,000 and 2,000 hard core al Qaida fighters in Diyala, mostly in the provincial capital of Baquba.

'They are ready for us,' said former Special Forces soldier Michael Yon, now a freelance journalist embedded with the U.S. troops. 'Giant bombs are buried in the roads. Snipers have chiseled holes in walls so they can shoot not from roofs or windows, but from deep inside buildings, where we cannot see the flash or hear the shots...Car bombs are already assembled. Suicide vests are prepared."


"The U.S. ability to shift 10,000 coalition soldiers into a major operation outside Baghdad in the midst of a major security crackdown is the mark of significant operational flexibility," said STRATFOR, a private intelligence service. "This flexibility will allow the United States to keep pressure on the jihadists and thus impede their ability to plan complex operations."

Chiefly because of a shortage of troops, American offensives in the past have tended just to push insurgents from one part of Iraq to another. Arrowhead Ripper is different.
"The idea this time is not to chase al Qaida out, but to trap and kill them head on, or in ambushes, or while they sleep," Mr. Yon said.

"The city is cordoned, neighborhoods are identified as friendly or enemy territory, the neighborhoods are then segmented and forces move in," wrote Bill Roggio in his invaluable blog, Fourth Rail. "The combat operations are then immediately followed by humanitarian and reconstruction projects."

Simultaneous offensives are being conducted in another insurgents' rat's nest, Babil province southwest of Baghdad, and in Baghdad neighborhoods where Coalition soldiers in the past have been reluctant to go.

Simultaneous offensives are the best way to gain decisive victory over a numerically inferior force, because they prevent the enemy from shifting forces from one front to another. The Union did not prevail in our Civil War until Grant attacked in the East at the same time as Sherman attacked in the West.

Our soldiers are being assisted by former insurgents who have turned against al Qaida. Unlike the Anbar Salvation Council on which it is modeled, the Diyala Salvation Front isn't strong enough to take on al Qaida by itself. But the intelligence its members provide could prove invaluable to our troops.

You haven't heard of the Anbar Salvation Council? Maybe that's because our news media have tended to treat good news from Iraq as no news. When Thomas Ricks of the Washington Post reported last September that a senior Marine intelligence officer thought Anbar province had been "lost politically," his story attracted enormous attention from his fellow journalists. Google lists 789,000 references to that one story.

The Anbar Salvation Council, a coalition of 41 Sunni tribes under the leadership of Sheik Abdul Sattar al Rishawi, has in very short order reversed that situation (if it were ever as dire as Col. Pete Devlin imagined). Al Qaida has been all but driven out of Iraq's "Wild West." But Google lists only 114,000 mentions of the Anbar Salvation Council. (Paris Hilton has nearly 76 million mentions.)

The Anbar Salvation Council model is spreading. The Diyala Salvation Front was formed in May. More than ten tribes in Baghdad and its suburbs have banded together to fight al Qaida, USA Today reported Tuesday.

If Arrowhead Ripper succeeds, al Qaida in Iraq will suffer a blow from which it may not recover. "In Diyala, both the foreign jihadists and their domestic allies are beginning to feel cornered, with few places left to hide," STRATFOR said.

But if Arrowhead Ripper succeeds, you may not hear much about it. A U.S. victory would be too embarrassing for those in the media who have staked their reputations on defeat.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

A Western Leader with the B---S to speak the Truth

You must read the whole debate -- this guy is brilliant ...

Global warming: truth or propaganda?

This is what the entire Global Warming Scare is all about ... A Carbon Tax, brokered by, hmmmm ....

Americans Would Prefer Gov't Regulation to CO2 Tax or Trading, Poll Finds -- 06/21/2007: "( - Democratic leaders in Congress continue to pursue carbon taxes and cap-and trade proposals to address climate change even though a majority of Americans would prefer that the government simply mandate steps for the energy industry to reduce carbon emissions, according a poll released Wednesday."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Forget warming - beware the new ice age

Forget warming - beware the new ice age

Read the sunspots

Read the sunspots: "The mud at the bottom of B.C. fjords reveals that solar output drives climate change - and that we should prepare now for dangerous global cooling"

Solar scientists predict that, by 2020, the sun will be starting into its weakest Schwabe solar cycle of the past two centuries, likely leading to unusually cool conditions on Earth.

Two Palestines, Anyone?

Two Palestines, Anyone?

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

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Bloomberg: The Ross Perot of 2008. Deep Pocket Billionaire helps install another Cllinton in the White House

Mike Bloomberg: Registered Independent - The Fix: "Mike Bloomberg: Registered Independent

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is changing his party affiliation from 'Republican' to 'unaffiliated', a move certain to fuel talk that he is preparing for an independent run for president in 2008."

This could be 1992 all over again. Is he going to drop out (when his numbers are high) and drop in again (when the republican candidate polls better) ? Are dirty-trick Republicans going to crash his daughter's wedding too? I guess if it worked for the Clinton's once before it will work again. Bloomberg will be the 2008 Billionaire "Independent", that will divide the Republican base and elect Hillary. I'm sure the Clinton camp has conference calls on this strategy every day. Republicans will be clueless, and therefore unequipped, to battle this electoral strategy. Again. What a brilliant way to avoid McCain-Feingold finance laws.

72 Virgins Awaits You


Sunday, June 17, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Middle East Newsline - Iran Watch


WASHINGTON [MENL] -- Iran has expanded its naval fleet in the Straits of Hormuz, the passage for an estimated 40 percent of global crude oil shipments.
The U.S. Navy has determined that Iran has amassed a huge fleet of fast patrol boats in the 43-kilometer straits. The navy said the effort was led by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, responsible for strategic programs.
'This marks the implementation of Iran's swarm program, where dozens of armed speed boats attack much larger naval vessels from all sides,' an official said.
At this point, officials said, IRGC has deployed more than 1,000 FPBs in and around the straits. The vessels, armed with cruise missiles, mines, torpedoes and rocket-propelled grenades, were described as measuring up to 23 meters and could reach a speed of 100 kilometers per hour. "

Good News for the Islamo-Nazis ...

Israeli Jets vs. Iranian Nukes: "Barring a 'catastrophic development,' Middle East Newsline reports, George Bush has decided not to attack Iran. An administration source explains that Washington deems Iran's cooperation 'needed for a withdrawal [of U.S. forces] from Iraq.'"

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

My Favorite Politician, in 1992

Iraq Prime Minister writes today, in the WSJ

OpinionJournal - Featured Article:

"Our conflict, it should be emphasized time and again, has been fueled by regional powers that have reached into our affairs. Iraq itself is eager to build decent relations with its neighbors. We don't wish to enter into regional entanglements. Our principle concern is to heal our country. We have reached out to those among our neighbors who are worried about the success and example of our democratic experiment, and to others who seem interested in enhancing their regional influence.

Our message has been the same to one and all: We will not permit Iraq to be a battleground for other powers. In the contests and ambitions swirling around Iraq, we are neutral and dedicated to our country's right to prosperity and a new life, inspired by a memory of a time when Baghdad was--as Washington is today--a beacon of enlightenment on which others gazed with admiration. We have come to believe, as Americans who founded your country once believed, that freedom is a precious inheritance. It is never cheap but the price is worth paying if we are to rescue our country."

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Saddam-al Qaida connection, cont'd

WorldNetDaily: Naming names: The Saddam-al Qaida connection: "A letter by the member of Saddam's Al Mukabarat to a superior, dated Sept. 15, 2001, reported a pre-9/11 conversation between an Iraqi intelligence source and a Taliban Afghani consul.
The information had been released on the orders of National Intelligence Director John Negroponte, and the letter was reviewed by an independent Middle East analyst who concluded it appeared genuine.
The letter indicated bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan were in contact with Iraq – noting a specific visit to Baghdad – and said the U.S. had proof Saddam's regime and al-Qaida were cooperating to hit a target in the U.S.
The documents also suggested the possibility the U.S. could strike Iraq and Afghanistan if an attack on the U.S. proved to be tied to bin Laden and the Taliban. "

Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11. Iraq had nothing to do with zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

WorldNetDaily: Naming names: The Saddam-al Qaida connection