August 03, 2009
July 31, 2009
I'm not going to excerpt it as the whole account of the memorial for Neda Agha Soltan is beautifully written and very moving. Please take a few minutes and read and contemplate the entire story.
July 30, 2009
July 27, 2009
I came across Iran Body Count while trying to track down a rumor retweeted by IranRiggedElect that the Iranian government is offering payments to families of victims of Iranian government violence if the families are willing to say the deceased was a member of the Basij and was killed by protesters.
A couple of thoughts...
When is the UN going to start acknowledging that Hamas is responsible for injuries and deaths resulting from putting women and children in the way?
Human casualties aside*, would it really be that awful if a bunch of UN buildings went away?
*Given that Hamas views human casualties as a wash at best and a bonus at worst (in normal moral terms, anyway - I think they would call the bonus a good thing), I think it's perfectly rational to have this discussion.
July 22, 2009
In this post he links to an American Thinker article that points out something that should be hit hard, hit often and shouted from the rooftops, considering the current health care "debate". I am a little upset I didn't think about it.
Ted Kennedy is 76 and has brain cancer, life expectancy is around 78.
Quote from the American Thinker article
Is Senator Kennedy's life valuable enough to dedicate millions of dollars to extending it another month, another day, another year?
We've been told that there must be some realistic valuation. Remember the article from last week about how if you only have 6 months to live the gov't should let you die instead of spending money to keep you alive for only a short time?
Let's introduce this into the health care "debate" and demand that, since Teddy is all in favor of the gov't being in charge and therefore de facto in favor of rationing, he should set an example for all of us and just die.
That way he wouldn't be "wasting" valuable health care resources that could be used for a woman who's buying food for her kids instead of health care.
July 20, 2009
The government is considering confiscating privately-owned Palestinian land near the West Bank settlement of Ofra, contrary to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge during his Bar-Ilan speech not to take such actions.I'm going to guess this isn't the serious self-reflection that Obama was hoping for.
The announcement, signed by senior assistant state prosecutor Avi Licht, says the state is considering turning the site into a regional sewage treatment plant that would serve both Ofra and the nearby Palestinian communities.
July 19, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama met with 15 American Jewish leaders at the White House for the first time on Monday. The president and the Jewish officials huddled for talks aimed at clearing the air following allegations that his administration was taking a tough line with Israel over settlement activity.
At the meeting, Obama told the leaders that he wants to help Israel overcome its demographic problem by reaching an agreement on a two-state solution, but that in order to do so, Israel would need "to engage in serious self-reflection."
There's a whole bunch more of Obama sending Israel a collective fuck you, including taking a wait-and-see attitude toward Iran's nuclear program and refusing to tone down his administration's opposition to the natural growth of existing Israeli settlements.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Jews just don't get it.
Ira Forman, CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council, told ABC News that Obama said the media sometimes plays up disagreements between the US and Israel.This is a time when I wish we had some moonbat trolls floating around here, as I'd really like to hear their views of what sort of pressure Obama is putting on the Palestinian Authority. Obama encouraged the Palestinian Authority to beef up security in the West Bank in late May in exchange for Israel ceasing natural settlement growth - that doesn't sound like pressure to me, that sounds like "Get your guns ready while we schmooze Israel into decreasing its settlement population so it's got fewer IDF babes to shoot back at you."
The U.S. pressuring Arab countries is a "dog bites man" story, he quoted the president as saying, adding that Obama assured the participants that he has applied just as much pressure on the Palestinian Authority as he has on Israel in steps towards peace.
And her ears must have been burning, look who just showed up.
Photo obviously courtesy of Maxim.
I'd like to see any 'feminist' try to defend the Iranian government's behavior, why we shouldn't provide Israel with whatever aid they ask for in combating a government that promotes this sort of evil, and why we're not invading to protect these young girls. The justification of drugging, rape, and execution of young girls, especially in a culture where virginity and marriage is placed at the highest premium for young women, destroys any moral equivalence argument.
He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so "impressed my superiors" that, at 18, "I was given the 'honor' to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death."
In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a "wedding" ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard - essentially raped by her "husband."
"I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," he said.
Why the regret, if the marriages were "legal?"
"Because," he went on, "I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their 'wedding' night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die.
"I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over," he said. "I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her."
"And yet there are people out there who complain about torture if the detainees at Gitmo don't get a fucking fruit cup with dinner" pretty much sums up the cognitive dissonance.
h/t ElderofZiyon, via discardedlies
July 18, 2009
What the linked article's not mentioning is that "Imad Akel, a Hamas activist who was killed by Israeli forces in 1993" was wanted in Israel for the deaths of 16 Israelis and Israeli sympathizers. Activist, that's a funny funny word with a lot of meanings, isn't it? I thought the right word would be terrorist.
July 17, 2009
July 15, 2009
To get it up for a Hamas babe, you need, well...
special erotic chewing gum.
IDF babe photo courtesy of Military Babes, a website I'm certain no readers of this blog will have any interest in.
Nothing even remotely like this ever happens in the US. All news organizations are completely independent of politics and would never be so much as shunned for less than favorable news coverage of the President's office.
July 14, 2009
OK, that's not really what got him axed. What really got him axed through a write-in-campaign that resulted in him scoring less than 2% of the vote is that he's a Holocaust denier, one who has such disdain for Holocaust survivors that he calls their accounts "tragicomic". And he's a troofer, although that is getting much less press as it's easier to tie someone to their direct words than it is to tie them to a public access show that doesn't seem to be available to view unless you actually tune in to the show.
After attending Dartmouth, he obtained a master's degree at American University in Beirut, where he also met his wife, who is Palestinian, and became more sympathetic the Arab view of the conflict with Israel.So either he was tuning in to Palestinian Children's Television too often or his wife has a really special vagina.
"I found I had it all upside down," he said.
If there's any doubt in anyone's mind about whether this cretin whose cumdumpster mother left the best part of him drying on her thigh after the gangbang is a conservative who just went off the deep end, look here.
And, um, holy crap, when did MSNBC turn into a lying hatefest? Oh, wait.
July 12, 2009
July 05, 2009
The #thankyouaaron hashtag is a rising trend on Twitter right now. The story behind it is heartbreaking.
North Shore Journal has a summary - Aaron Fairbairn was killed in action in Afghanistan early in the morning on July 4. Aaron was 21 years old.
From Aaron's father's twitter feed (@davidmmasters):
Thank you for making the sacrifice for the rest of us, Aaron. Our prayers are with your family and friends.
- I'm so sorry, Aaron... You are MY hero... I love you... #thankyouaaron
- Shelley, Beau and Sascha are enroute to Dover to meet Aaron's body, given in service this Independence Day. I love you, Aaron.
- That you, @BobBurg. Please spread the word, "Thank you, Aaron," for making the ultimate sacrifice this Independence Day
- I'd like to see "Thank you, Aaron," show up on the Trending Topics for giving his life on Independence Day in Afghanistan.
- On Independence Day, a few hours ago, they killed my son, Aaron in Afghanistan.
- Killing my son, Aaron and the Officer
- When a suicide bomber, driving a truck breached the perimiter and pushed the button...
- He was minding his own business BS-ing with an Officer on base in Afghanistan...
- They killed my son, Aaron!
(The first photo above is from Aaron's MySpace pictures from Afghanistan.)
July 01, 2009
But, according to Iran's Press TV, police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqadam declared Wednesday that the shooting was a "prearranged scenario" — a "premeditated act of murder" that could not have been committed by Iranian police.Because, of course, Iranian police could never murder anyone.
June 26, 2009
"This death of Neda is very suspicious," Ambassador Mohammad Hassan Ghadiri said. "My question is, how is it that this Miss Neda is shot from behind, got shot in front of several cameras, and is shot in an area where no significant demonstration was behind held?"How offensive is it, Mr. Little? Has Iran finally been offensive enough that America is going to do more than waggle its finger at Iran like a wayward two-year-old and assume that when it grows up its behavior will improve? This is an insult to the CIA, to the American government, and it cheapens every peaceful demonstration that has happened on American soil and worldwide. And that's outside of the damage to our stature within Iran, and in Mexico. Why isn't America asking Mexico to toss this charlatan of an ambassador out on his ear? Ambassador Ghadiri is maligning our country within the borders of a supposed ally, a country that we send billions of dollars to each year with no expectation of repayment, and Mexico sits still while Ghadiri spits at us across our southern border.
He suggested that the CIA or another intelligence service may have been responsible.
"Well, if the CIA wants to kill some people and attribute that to the government elements, then choosing women is an appropriate choice, because the death of a woman draws more sympathy," Ghadiri said.
"I am not saying that now the CIA has done this. There are different groups. It could be the [work of another] intelligence service; it could be the CIA; it could be the terrorists. Anyway, there are people who employ these types of methods."
In response, CIA spokesman George Little said, "Any suggestion that the CIA was responsible for the death of this young woman is wrong, absurd and offensive."
Iran is claiming that the bullet that killed Neda was not a type used in Iran - could it have come from the guns of the 5,000 Hezbollah troops that Iran has brought in to massacre its own people? Is Iran going to imply next that America is responsible for the at least 19 and possibly hundreds of deaths of peaceful demonstrators? Did we manage to slip in an entire military division while no one was looking, bent on creating chaos in Iran?
Maybe Iran is hoping that Pluggy Joe will offer another ginormous aid package to settle things down in light of the perception that America killed Neda Agha-Soltan. I certainly wouldn't put that sort of diplomacy out of the reach of the Obama administration.
June 25, 2009
June 24, 2009
I have to reiterate, anyone who thinks that the liberation of Iraq was a bad idea should take a moment to consider what Saddam Hussein would be plotting right now.
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