Wednesday, March 30, 2011

TEAM KILL REPORT CALLED "BOGUS" BY VETERAN JOURNALIST MICHAEL YON


Seldom do I waste time with rebutting articles, and especially not from publications like Rolling Stone. Tuesday, numerous people sent links to me of the latest Rolling Stone tripe. The story is titled “The Kill Team, The Full Story.” It should be titled: “BULLS**T, from Rolling Stone.”

The story—not really an “article”—covers soldiers from 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) in Afghanistan. A handful of soldiers were accused of murder. It does in fact appear that a tiny group of rogues committed premeditated murder. I was embedded with the 5/2 SBCT and was afforded incredible access to the brigade by the Commander, Colonel Harry Tunnell, and the brigade Command Sergeant Major, Robb Prosser. I know Robb from Iraq. Colonel Tunnell had been shot in Iraq.

The brigade gave me open access. I could go anywhere, anytime, so long as I could find a ride, which never was a problem beyond normal combat problems. If they had something to hide, it was limited and I didn’t find it. I was not with the soldiers accused of murder and had no knowledge of this. It is important to note that the murder allegations were not discovered by media vigilance, but, for instance, by at least one soldier in that tiny unit who was appalled by the behavior.

A brigade is a big place with thousands of soldiers, and in Afghanistan they were spread thinly across several provinces because we decided to wage war with too few troops. Those soldiers accused of being involved in (or who should have been knowledgeable of) the murders could fit into a minivan. You would need ten 747s for the rest of the Brigade who did their duty.

I was with many other soldiers from 5/2 SBCT. My overall impression was very positive. After scratching my memory...

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DO I SCREAM ALONE?


By Frank Ellis

Do sufficient numbers of our English people fully grasp the terrible damage inflicted on Mother England by mass immigration legal or illegal and the vicious, anti-white racist cult of multiculturalism? Will we, as a people, find the will to act to defend ourselves from this invasion and the sickness within or will we as a people just perish in shame?

Does a nation deserve to survive if it will not take the necessary steps for its own survival? What is it about a people that were so resolute and determined to resist Hitler in the summer of the Spitfire and Hurricane yet have allowed themselves to be overrun by aliens from without and traitors from within?

There used to be men and women of honour, moral and intellectual courage in the Mother of Parliaments. What do we have now? Our political class are parasites and Quislings who have betrayed England who see no point in protecting and nurturing that which has been created and forged over the centuries. Our politicians do not serve England: they serve those who hate us and would enslave us.

My English heart beats faster, more urgently when I recall Nelson’s words before Trafalgar or Churchill’s as we bore the brunt of the Luftwaffe. Yet when I see what is happening to England I am cast into a pit of despair and loneliness. Yet in this despair and loneliness I am conscious that there is something greater than I; that England, my land, my people, my history, the shame and the glory must be defended from her violators.

The land of my birth is not a brothel for the world. She is my holy Mother. On a cold, wind-swept Yorkshire moor or in a soft Kentish meadow on a summer’s day I feel her love for me, her strength. I crave her love. I cannot live without it. I cannot bear to see her mocked, derided and treated like a whore. And through the trees and leaves, in the singing of the trout stream and in the silent frost of winter she calls out to me, her wayward son, still the little English boy, with a message for England’s men and women: “Do not abandon me to whoredom dishonour and slavery. Remember you are come of a great people. The sternest tests are still before you. So use, my sons and daughters, your hearts and minds and fight the great evil and pestilence which have fallen upon us.

And if you are true to the spirit and soul of our ancestors, victory in this struggle will be ours. God bless you”.

MEANWHILE AMERICAN COMMUNISTS TALK OF REVOLUTION


Yes, tax the Super Rich. Tax them now. Before the other 99% rise up, trigger a new American Revolution, a meltdown and the Great Depression 2.

We know the Super Rich don’t care. Not about you. Nor the American public. They can’t see. Can’t hear. Stay trapped in their Forbes-400 bubble. An echo chamber that isolates them. They see the public as faceless workers, customers, taxpayers. See GOP power on the ascent. Reaganomics is back. Unions on the run. Clueless masses are easily manipulated.

Even Obama is secretly working with the GOP, will never touch his Super Rich donors. Yes, the Super-Rich Delusion is that powerful, infecting all America.

Here’s how one savvy insider who knows described this Super-Rich Delusion: “The top 1% live privileged lives, aren’t worried about much. Families vacation at the best resorts. Their big concerns are finding the best Pilates teacher, best masseuse, best surgeons, best private schools. They aren’t concerned with the underlying deterioration of America or the world, except in the abstract, because they aren’t directly affected by it. That’s not to say they aren’t sympathetic, aware, or don’t talk about the issues you bring up. They are largely concerned with protecting and enhancing their socio-economic positions, ensuring their families live well. And nothing you write about will change things.”

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Israel’s Samson Option


Israel’s Samson Option

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet

If, while watching the disturbing events in the Middle East, you are not focusing your attention on Israel – then you are looking in the wrong place.

Once, a very long time ago, I heard someone refer to Israel as the "world’s canary in the coal mine." That is as apt a description of modern Israel as I have ever heard.

As I watch events in the Muslim countries surrounding Israel deteriorate it looks, for all the world, as if we are racing toward Armageddon. The great armies, just now dipping their toes into the deepening unrest in that region, are unaware that they are playing out a story line written thousands of years ago.

Those of us who have read that storyline know how the story ends and, too, we are aware of the events leading up to the true "Mother of all Battles."

For the first time in its history, America is on the wrong side.

Our President, with his loyalty to the world and not to the country that trusted him with the sacred duty to be leader of America and Commander-in-Chief of the mightiest military force in all of history, has gone over to the "Dark Side." He has turned his back on the one nation, which occupies the most important piece of real estate on the globe. He has made it clear he favors the countries, which consider themselves Israel’s most ardent enemies. Israel knows they, now, stand alone.

Just this past weekend, Israel deployed their homegrown antimissile defense system "Iron Dome." Another anti-missile defense system, a shorter-range system as we understand it, is in the pipeline and scheduled for deployment soon. Israel is getting ready for the coming conflagration when all the Muslim anger, boiling in the crucible of that region, boils over and pours onto their tiny country.

Without America standing with Israel, Israel stands a better than 50-50 chance of being over-run and wiped out as a country.

The Israelis have planned for that.

The plan is referred to as: "The Samson Option."

The "Samson Option" is Israel’s strategy of massive nuclear retaliation against "enemies" should its existence as a Jewish state be jeopardized through military attack.

The term was inspired by the Biblical figure Samson, who destroyed a Philistine temple, killing himself, and thousands of Philistine enemies.

The Samson option is a strategy of last resort retaliation - even if it means Israel’s own annihilation.

It has been estimated by so-called experts that Israel has at least 400 thermo-nuclear weapons. They can be launched from land, sea, and air. This means that Israel has a second strike option -- even if much of the country is destroyed.

Nuclear weapons were viewed by Israel as the ultimate insurer of Israel’s continued existance. Israel decided, as early as the 1960’s, to build-up its military and achieve absolute conventional military superiorty over it’s enemies, and not place its reliance on nuclear weapons. Israel did this in the hope that they would never have to call on their thermo-nuclear weapons stockpile to rescue their country.

Clealy the danger to Israel’scontinued existace has escalated until today Israel finds itself ann island of sanity in a sea of madness.

We have warned of Israel’s "Samson Option" many times before. Like their ancient ancestors on Masada, Israel, it would seem, is prepared to sacrifice itself rather than be driven into slavery -- or extinction -- by the enemy hordes that surround it.

Sadly, the only country that can prevent those Middle Eastern madmen from breaching the walls of Israel is the United States. But the US is leaderless, at least until 2013, and the man who currently occupies the office of President of the United States has shown no favor towards Israel or its plight.

Today, the entire world is threathened. The Damocles Sword of Islamic terrorism hangs precariously over our heads. Here, in America, the lives of every man, woman and child has changed since September 11, 2001. And yet, compared to the threat Israelis live under, every day, Americans live in perfect secutity and safety.

The canary in the coal mine is telling us the threat is real and it is lethal. The actions of Israel should be the warning the world heeds. But, sadly, it will not be taken seriously until it is too late. America should be shoring up its relationship with Israel and making it clear to all who threathen that tiny country that Israel’s big brother is back by her side. But that won’t happen until the electorate of America decides to send Obama into retirement where he can play golf and basketball to his heart’s content and leave the job of leading the free world to someone who actually knows how.

J. D. Longstreet

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JAPAN MOVES WEST

OBAMA HYPERINFLATION COMING SOON!


One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at the National Inflation Association (NIA) is what warning signs will there be when hyperinflation is imminent. In our opinion, the majority of the warning signs that hyperinflation is imminent are already here today, but most Americans are failing to properly recognize them. NIA believes that there is a serious risk of hyperinflation breaking out as soon as the second half of this calendar year and that hyperinflation is almost guaranteed to occur by the end of this decade.

In our estimation, the most likely time frame for a full-fledged outbreak of hyperinflation is between the years 2013 and 2015. Americans who wait until 2013 to prepare, will most likely see the majority of their purchasing power wiped out. It is essential that all Americans begin preparing for hyperinflation immediately.

Here are NIA's top 12 warning signs that hyperinflation is about to occur

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

The President We Have








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The President We Have

I supported US military action against the Gaddafi regime in Libya, and now that it has begun I support it even more. Over and above the interest we have in the Gaddafi family's downfall, we have an even greater interest in making sure that the US finishes any war that it starts.

Yet President Obama has launched this conflict in the most incompetent way possible. He gave the go-ahead for a new war in Libya—then blew town for a week. He went to Brazil to play the international celebrity in a routine diplomatic trip, without presenting the case for war to the American people and to the US Congress and without defining—neither among our allies nor within the administration—exactly what the goal of the mission is or exactly who is going to be in charge of it.

I can understand that all of these things might not fall together right away when you have to act quickly. George W. Bush took about a year to iron out all of these questions before he invaded Iraq, yet it is still only six weeks or so since the beginning of the Libyan uprising. But what is most striking about Obama's approach to Libya is that he did not seem to regard any of these steps as necessary. And his administration is still refusing to admit that America is even fighting a war. Jake Tapper examines the evasive terms used to describe the Libyan conflict, from "kinetic military action" to "a time-limited, scope-limited military action, in concert with our international partners, with the objective of protecting civilian life in Libya from Muammar Qaddafi and his forces"—which, White House spokesman Jay Carney continues, is "certainly not...a large-scale...open-ended military action, of the kind which might otherwise be described as a war."

Except, of course, that if Obama knew anything about war, he would know that there is no military action that is not open-ended. The enemy gets a vote, as they say in the military, and once you start shooting, you have to be prepared to deal with whatever consequences follow.

Charles Krauthammer sums up the administration's core confusion:

As of this writing, Britain wanted the operation to be led by NATO. France adamantly disagreed, citing Arab sensibilities. Germany wanted no part of anything, going so far as to pull four of its ships from NATO command in the Mediterranean. Italy hinted it might deny the allies the use of its air bases if NATO can't get its act together. France and Germany walked out of a NATO meeting on Monday, while Norway had planes in Crete ready to go but refused to let them fly until it had some idea who the hell is running the operation. And Turkey, whose prime minister four months ago proudly accepted the Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights, has been particularly resistant to the Libya operation from the beginning.

And as for the United States, who knows what American policy is. Administration officials insist we are not trying to bring down Gaddafi, even as the president insists that he must go. Although on Tuesday Obama did add "unless he changes his approach."

A lot of Washington insiders are blaming this chaos on Tom Donilon, a partisan political hack and Biden crony who inexplicably got himself appointed as National Security Advisor. The job of the National Security Advisor is to make sure that national security policy from all of the different agencies and military branches is coordinated and integrated, and this is precisely what has not been achieved in the Libyan War.

But Krauthammer names a cause that is more fundamental—and goes higher up the chain of command.

This confusion is purely the result of Obama's decision to get America into the war and then immediately relinquish American command.... [A]t a time when the world is hungry for America to lead—no one has anything near our capabilities, experience, and resources—America is led by a man determined that it should not.

I definitely do not agree, however, with Krauthammer's final conclusion: "If you go to take Vienna, take Vienna. If you're not prepared to do so, better then to stay home and do nothing."

This attitude explains why a lot of conservatives are beginning to drop their support for the intervention in Libya. Consider a recent column from military historian Victor Davis Hanson. As Jack Wakeland sums it up, "Hanson finds himself coming out against military intervention in Libya—but he can't figure out how to explain it. Instead of explaining it, he gives us a laundry list of complaints."

It really is a laundry list. I'm a fan of Hanson, but from the perspective of a writer, this particular column does not even look like a rough draft—it look like the first preliminary notes you scrawl hurriedly on a note pad, several steps before you have a rough draft. So why is this jumble offered as a case against the Libya campaign? Jack explains: "This is the Obama effect. American conservatives are beginning to line up against this war, not necessarily because they think military intervention is a bad idea, but because they think having Barack Obama in the office of commander in chief is a very bad idea."

For almost ten years now, I've seen the havoc this sort of thing has wreaked among Objectivists in their approach to foreign policy. If you accept this idea that a war has to be pursued according to just the right policies and that otherwise it is "better to do nothing"—well, then you will always end up advocating that we do nothing. You will talk yourself into being, in effect, so hawkish that you become a pacifist.

A number of years ago, Donald Rumsfeld got into trouble (somewhat unfairly) for citing an old military axiom: you go to war with the army you have, not the army you would like to have. When war is necessary, your equipment, your training, the number of troops you have, cannot be changed immediately, so you have to do the best with what you have.

The same thing applies to political leadership. You go to war with the president you have, not the president you would like to have.

Wars are bigger than one man. This is America's war, not just the president's, and it is necessary because of American interests that don't cease to apply because the wrong man is in the White House. So if Obama's administration of the war is complacent or confused, we should offer a mixture of friendly advice and tough political pressure to push him to clear up the confusion and establish a better policy. This is the sort of thing the Democrats should have done—and what better politicians, like John McCain and Joe Lieberman did do—during the Iraq War.

And while we complain about the weakness of our leader, we also have to remember the pathetic weakness of the enemy. I learned my lesson on this in late 2001, when I wrote a column complaining about the totally inadequate level of military force we were using against the Taliban in Afghanistan—about a week before the Taliban lines collapsed and they were driven out of Kabul, out of Kandahar, and into the hills.

In this conflict, Gaddafi's forces have now been driven back from Ajdabiya, a key crossroads, and back through Brega, a key oil port. Reports indicate that Gaddafi's troops have been abandoning their fatigues, their vehicles, some of their weapons, and truckloads of ammunition, for fear that these things will slow down their retreat or make them targets of air attacks along the open coastal highway. Meanwhile, rebels in the besieged city of Misurata report that they have been able to hold out only because of Western air strikes. There is a good chance that we are seeing, or are about to see, a collapse in Gaddafi's defenses that will drive his forces back into Tripoli and cause a renewed stampede of defections. So yes, we can win this war even with an incompetent president, and even if we have to fall back on relying on British and—quelle horreur!—French leadership.

So let me repeat our compelling reason for getting involved in Libya. It is not just for humanitarian reasons—though Libya is a place where things like this happen. Our purpose is to make sure that the wave of Arab revolutions topples anti-American regimes and not just our decrepit "friendly dictators."

The basic dilemma we're trying to deal with is that the regimes who have been our allies are not the worst, most oppressive regimes—and therefore are the most vulnerable, because they are less likely to put down protests with massive, deadly force. The only way to even the odds is to help out rebellions against the anti-American regimes, in countries where the government is willing to use massive force to suppress all political opposition.

Today, the target is Libya, but this is just a step toward a bigger agenda. The next step is beginning in Syria, where a conflagration of protests across the country over the past week has seen protesters replacing the standard government slogan, "God, Syria, and Bashar only"—a declaration of personal loyalty to dictator Bashar Assad—with "God, Syria, and freedom only."

Yes, there is something to the idea that people in these countries do not understand or embrace the full meaning of freedom as much as we do here in America (though our understanding of freedom these days is not that great, either). That is an important point to keep in mind—after the regime falls. It will also be a good thing to pay attention to in Libya, where one minor rebel commander has been identified as an Islamic militant previously detained for fighting against the US in Afghanistan.

But on the level that is relevant to the Libyans and Syrians now, the difference between freedom and dictatorship is not some subtle abstraction that requires years of study to grasp. It is visceral and concrete. It is presented in forms as stark as this one, recounted by Syrian dissident Ahad Al Hendi, who describes the origin of the Syrian revolt.

Why are those in Daraa so determined? There, Syrians watched as 15 children were arrested earlier this month simply for drawing graffiti on the wall of their school that said, "The people want to take down the regime." The kids that did this were in the fourth grade. They had no idea that this tiny act of rebellion would lead to their arrest by the secret services—from their classrooms.

On Wednesday, they were released after more than two weeks of being detained. My friend who saw them told me, "It's horrible. There were scars all over their bodies. And their nails were pulled from their hands."

If this were happening in your country, would you give in—or would you rise up and fight to the death? Would you be satisfied with anything less than the blood of tyrants? The Daraa case seems to have galvanized the country, with protesters across Syria appropriating another regime slogan and giving it new meaning: "We sacrifice our souls and blood for you, Daraa." So I don't expect the Syrian uprising to be suppressed any time soon, no matter how much force the regime uses.

Note, then, how the Wall Street Journal is able to use the military intervention in Libya to agitate for vigorous support for the opposition in Syria.

Syria is important because what happens in Damascus doesn't stay in Damascus. Richard Fernandez has some good details about the Syrian uprising, including two telling observations. First, there are reports that some of the forces firing on protesters were speaking Farsi instead of Arabic, which means that they are imported from Iran. This is actually good news, in a perverse way: it means that the Iranian regime is now being forced to send some of its forces out of the country in an attempt to keep control of its Syrian satellite. This means that the forces of oppression will be stretched a little bit thinner inside Iran—and if the Egyptian uprising revived the Iranian opposition, a Syrian uprising will give them even more hope. This will also prevent Iran from importing goons from outside, since Hezbollah enforcers will suddenly be needed back in Syria and Lebanon. And speaking of Lebanon, Fernandez notes how the fall of the regime in Syria—where protesters are already chanting "No to Hezbollah"—would tilt the balance in Lebanon.

If the wave of revolutions in the Arab world were to sweep away all of the regimes we have traditionally cooperated with and leave all of the hostile regimes intact, that would be a serious setback—not least because it would put those hostile regimes in a very good position to influence the new governments in Egypt and elsewhere. But if the wave of revolutions means that all of the region's dictatorships are swept away, including the most evil and hostile ones, then it will represent an enormous opportunity for the US.

That is the big picture, and Libya is not the biggest element in that picture. Syria is much bigger, and Iran—the power behind Syria—is much, much bigger. But Libya is the first test of whether we're willing and able to turn the wave of revolutions in the Middle East in our favor. We need to do it, even if we're forced to have an incompetent leader like Barack Obama in charge.—RWT


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IT'S OFFICIAL: THE LEFT THINKS SARAH PALIN WILL BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT



When a major Leftist Media outlet like the Soros funded "Huffing & Puffington Post" devotes an entire page to Sarah Palin - the American Socialists are peeing in their pants in worry that the first female president and ultimate feminist may be a Christian woman with children.

OBAMA LIED AND AMERICANS DIED

SINCE IT'S OKAY TO CALL PALIN A "CUNT" - IT'S NOW OKAY TO CALL OBAMA A "NIGGER?"


Bill Maher Calls Sarah Palin a "****" a Week After Calling Palin a "Dumb ****"
Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn

A week after calling former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin a "dumb t***" vulgar insult for women, comedian Bill Maher went all the way and called Palin the c-word, adding, "There's just no other word for her."

The Dallas Voice (The Premier Media Source for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) Texas) reporting on Maher's appearance Sunday night at the Winnspear Opera House Sunday night, cheered Maher using the crude sexist slur against the 2008 Republican party vice presidential nominee as an act of "fearlessness":

It’s that fearlessness — he acknowledged that some people would probably be uncomfortable with some of his remarks about religion, not to mention calling Sarah Palin a “c***” (“there’s just no other word for her”) — that makes Maher the most dangerous person in comedy.

The audience at the Winnspear was descibed by the Voice as "largely gay (and certainly gay-friendly)", which might explain Maher's fearlessness in attacking a conservative, Christian, married mother of five in the most vulgar, personal and sexist way.

When Maher was first being criticized for calling Palin the t-word, Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters asked:

Is the universal media hatred for this woman so pervasive that it's now acceptable for a man to call her that?

Can the dreaded C-word be far behind?

Sadly, it didn't take long for Sheppard to be proven right.

Last month, Slate Magazine was caught slyly calling Palin the c-word in a headline. Slate's editor apologized after being being called out by Big Journalism.

IRAN WILL CONQUER THE WORLD! (ON VIDEO)


A feature-length documentary film, produced by a top adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, claims that the cataclysmic events that will usher in an era of Muslim world domination are about to begin, triggered by actions launched by Iran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.

Iran's Ahmadinejad repeatedly talks about the coming of the 12th imam, a Muslim messianic figure whose “reappearance” will make Islam victorious over the entire world.


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The film claims that the Hadith “map” leading up to the reappearance of the Mahdi includes the following way-points:

* The United States and Western colonial powers will invade Iraq
* A revolution will take place in Yemen, and the “first soldiers” of the Mahdi will reach Mecca from Yemen
* The people of Egypt “will rise up against their ruler”
* Jews will re-establish a government in Palestine, and the Muslims will be “separated from one another and be disunited”
* King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will die, ushering in a final period of unrest and conflict with Israel that will lead directly to the Mahdi’s return

The film is nothing short of a declaration of war, an Iranian version of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” which after all in German means “my struggle” or “my jihad.”...

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ON WISCONSIN: NO MORE UNION DUES COLLECTED!



Madison - Gov. Scott Walker's administration is no longer collecting dues on behalf of state unions and as of Sunday began charging employees more for health care and their pensions, even though nonpartisan legislative attorneys say the changes are not yet law.

Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch said Monday administration attorneys have determined the law is now in effect. State workers will receive paychecks April 21 that reflect the changes, he said in a conference call with reporters.

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DID THE LEFT JUST PANIC?

Panic sets in on the left

Steve McCann
Two recent headline stories: 1) Chinese police have arrested prominent writer Ran Yunfei for challenging the ruling Communist Party; the latest in a string of arrests in a deepening crackdown on dissent. 2) the George Soros-funded Media Matters has announced open guerilla warfare and sabotage of Fox News and various conservative blog sites. They plan to intimidate, through character assassination and opposition research, the executives and personalities at all levels of these organizations.

China has become the symbol to many Americans of a monolithic financial and economic giant with an insatiable appetite for power. The fact of the matter is that China's greatest dilemma is that it has become a financial and economic powerhouse in a comparatively short time with a governing structure that is anathema to a capitalist system which inherently promotes freedom and individuality.

No one group is aware of that more than the current Chinese leadership. The recent upheavals in the Middle East and the call by many Chinese pro-democracy activists for their own "Jasmine Revolution" (the term for the Tunisian rebellion) have the Chinese leaders initiating crackdowns that border on paranoia. They have arrested and detained hundreds of lawyers, bloggers and dissidents in China's harshest crackdown in years.

The Chinese leadership also knows that the economic miracle with which they legitimize power is in danger. The country is experiencing a massive real estate bubble and unchecked food inflation. Many provincial officials are fueling this phenomenon by selling more and more land, stirring up resentment in the process. Farmers who protest are tormented by police officers and government thugs, or even thrown into jail without being charged.

Despite these risks, thousands of Chinese rebel against communist authority year after year, almost always in protest against the same chronic abuses: corruption, land grabbing, low wages, food prices and an ever increasing resentment toward the Chinese Ruling Class and their extravagant lifestyle.

As with all totalitarian regimes and organizations in history the Communist Chinese are no different, instead of looking to expand freedom and become more inclusive as way of combating future problems, they have embarked on new repressive measures and a massive surveillance and intimidation program.

It is apparent that the leadership of China is not confident in the future and secure in the Communist Party's ability to maintain an iron-fisted control of the 1.3 Billion people that make up modern day China. The current paranoia reveals many cracks in the image they portray to the world and as with so many despotic regimes before them; time is not on their side.

That same paranoia is sweeping the Left in the United States. The hegemony of the media they enjoyed for decades is crumbling around them. The rise of the Tea Party movement, the myriad of conservative web sites, the dominance of right-wing talk radio and Fox News combined with the public's awareness of the imminent financial disaster facing the country and the need to cut-off spending to special interest groups has inspired panic among the die-hards on the Left.

As so much of their power is derived directly from spending on government programs and indirectly from government workers union dues, many on the Left will see a major erosion in their lifestyle if the conservatives fully take over the levers of government in Washington D.C.

The Left is no longer confident in their ability to maintain control of the message and the political class. Thus, they turn to the only weapons they have: intimidation by causing chaos (see: unions and Wisconsin et al) and blackmail. These tactics will used with greater frequency and the war of words will become more vitriolic; but it is a certain sign they are losing because by reverting to these actions they reveal their true nature and goals to the public which now has the alternative media the Left so despises.

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BIDEN AND THE KIDNAPPED JOURNALIST CAPER IN FLORIDA

Biden's Journalist-in-the-Closet Caper Is a Big Bleeping Deal

By Kyle-Anne Shiver
Vice President Joe Biden gave a speech last Wednesday in Florida. The occasion was a $500-per-head fundraiser for Democrat Senator Ben Nelson. The Orlando Sentinel was the press-pool-on-point to cover the event for the people of the United States of America.

The Sentinel sent one reporter. Said reporter was immediately confined by a Biden advance-team member to a storage closet, given a bottle of water and kept inside by a Biden thug at the closet door. Biden's prepared speech -- but nothing whatsoever else -- got "covered" for the people of the U.S.A. And the intrepid press-pool-on-point "reporter" limped back to the Sentinel with his little tail between his legs, happy to have had a little water to drink and a cell phone to keep him company during his confinement.

Wimp is too mild a word.

Anyone care to opine on what James O'Keefe might have done in such a circumstance? I would love to have seen that. But I digress into wishful thinking.

Matt Drudge had a source and propelled the story. (I say extra prayers every night for Matt Drudge.) The too-cowardly-for-words-now MSM promptly yawned, cowered and went back to licking the backside of the Obama administration.

The "most transparent" administration in the history of the world locks a reporter in a closet to keep him from mingling with Party fat-cats at the mega-mansion of a mega-rich Democrat donor and this is not front-page, headline news?

Yes, Biden's journalist-in-the-closet caper is a big bleeping deal.

However, it does interfere with the most-transparent-administration-in-history narrative.

So sorry, America. Go back to work, pay your taxes like good little sheep and don't try to pry underneath the covers of transparent thuggery.

Your media -- whose job is supposed to be keeping you truly informed on all elected officials and government workers -- is still held in thrall of the Obama cult. Your media elites have written you off. They are intrepid reporters no more.

Your once-valiant, go-to-any-lengths-to-get-the-whole-story journalists are now the Puppy-Pack.

They follow their masters -- Barack and Joe -- wherever they allow them to go.

The Puppy-Pack huddle for treats -- tidbits of carefully-chosen "news" and micro-managed diets of behind-kissing "access."

The Puppy-Pack eagerly awaits their masters' call to bark-attack any intruder who threatens their masters' delight. They'll surround a Sarah Palin or a Michelle Bachmann and yelp ‘til the cows come home just so they won't get shut out of the masters' hug-fest at sundown. They'll scamper ‘round any unfounded rumor of Tea-Party incivility, while letting union death threats and bomb scares go completely unnoticed-- as long as the masters' hushpuppies keep flying their way. The Puppy-Pack will snarl, yelp, whine and wallow in dirt as long as Barack and Joe keep whistling and calling their names.

When did this piteous reduction in the stature of our fourth estate begin? Well, it began to great 60s-radical fanfare several decades ago. Journalists-in-waiting eagerly imbibed the "America-is-really-horrible" kool-aid and were gulled into believing they would spearhead our revolution into socialist utopia. They waited for the One they were waiting for, all the while dumbing-down their profession and convincing themselves they were really the "smart" Pavlovian pets.

But the disgusting decline of our fourth estate really hit gutter-level rock bottom during the 2008 presidential campaign.

Way back on the campaign trail, long before Barack became the One and Joe became the Two, our media elites were becoming the Puppy-Pack.

When Barack Obama attracted throngs of young people, the Puppy-Pack yelped his praises. But they ignored the really big back story on how these massive "political" rallies were preceded by free rock concerts and free food and beverages. Only happy barks allowed for the new master.

When Barack Obama brought his postage-stamp sized resume to the national stage, MSNBC Puppy-in-chief, Chris Matthews got all "wee-weed up" and felt a "thrill" go up his leg. Puppy Matthews barked this "news" to Gnarling-Puppy pal, Keith Olbermann, with customary spittle flying and our press's lurch at gutter-land was nearly complete.

But then, something scary drew the Pavlovian pets' attention and one of them nearly broke through the conditioning spell. Andrea Mitchell was sent by MSNBC to cover candidate Obama's overseas celebrity tour for the American people and she tried to make a break for reality-regained territory.

While her ever-enthralled puppy pals were chomping for treats, Andrea took notice of the One's "message management." With a momentary romp into reality, Ms. Mitchell showed the tenacity of a bulldog, pointing out - while on air - that candidate Obama was staging "fake" news with "carefully managed" video-ops, no press conferences and no real journalists allowed to ask a single question. Ms. Mitchell even went so far as to say she had never seen a presidential candidate do this kind of thing before.

Andrea was barking her little head off to save her profession - and us, but the Puppy-Pack reined her in and now tenacious Andrea is just one of the pack.

Alas, the pack instinct is nearly impossible to break.

So, by the time Obama and Biden were sworn in, the once-valiant, once-intelligent, once-fully-human American media had been completely reduced to the Puppy-Pack that now begs for access and cowers in closets.

The Puppy-Pack lines up for "press" reports every day, where they are treated to the master's latest lap-dog's hush-puppy avoidance tactics. Still, the Puppy-Pack stays in line and doesn't even complain when they never get to actually ask the master any questions. Press conferences are far too unwieldy for the new master to handle, so the Puppy-Pack just goes with the flow.

And as every sentient American knows by now, the only people who watch or listen to Barack and Joe's Puppy-Pack are the sheeple.

Like a herd, the sheeple follow the Puppy-Pack down the yellow brick road where civilizations go to die.

The rest of us must shut the whole MSM Puppy-Pack and their sheeple in a closet. And go about the business of saving the country, oblivious to their senseless, piteous barking. Otherwise, this useless pack of puppies and their incompetent masters are going to drive us all over the cliff with nary even a prayer to spare us.

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HERMAN CAIN TELLS MUSLIMS TO STICK IT WHERE THE SUN DON'T SHINE!

AYERS CONFRONTED BY BLACK ACTIVIST ON SCHOOLS

Monday, March 28, 2011

WORLD WAR III SOON TO BREAK OUT


New evidence has emerged that the Iranian government sees the current unrest in the Middle East as a signal that the Mahdi--or Islamic messiah--is about to appear.

CBN News has obtained a never-before-seen video produced by the Iranian regime that says all the signs are moving into place -- and that Iran will soon help usher in the end times.

While the revolutionary movements gripping the Middle East have created uncertainty throughout the region, the video shows that the Iranian regime believes the chaos is divine proof that their ultimate victory is at hand.

'The Coming is Near'

The propaganda footage has reportedly been approved at the highest levels of the Iranian government.

It's called The Coming is Near and it describes current events in the Middle East as a prelude to the arrival of the mythical tweflth Imam or Mahdi -- the messiah figure who Islamic scriptures say will lead the armies of Islam to victory over all non-Muslims in the last days.

"This video has been produced by a group called the Conductors of the Coming, in connection with the Basiji -- the Iranian paramilitary force, and in collaboration with the Iranian president's office," said Reza Kahlil, a former member of Iran's Revolutionary Guards who shared the video with CBN News.

Kahlili, author of the book, A Time to Betray, worked as a double agent for the CIA inside the Iranian regime.

"Just a few weeks ago, Ahmadenijad's office screened this movie with much excitement for the clerics," Kahlili told CBN News. "The target audience is Muslims in the Middle East and around the world."

To watch the video in its entirety, visit Kahlili's website.

The video claims that Iran is destined to rise as a great power in the last days to help defeat America and Israel and usher in the return of the Mahdi. And it makes clear the Iranians believe that time is fast approaching.

"The Hadith have clearly described the events and the various transformations of countries in the Middle East and also that of Iran in the age of the coming," said a narrator, who went on to say that America's invasion of Iraq was foretold by Islamic scripture--and that the Mahdi will one day soon rule the world from Iraq.

Other 'Prophetic' Signs

The ongoing upheavals in other Middle Eastern countries like Yemen and Egypt--including the rise of the Muslim Brotherood -- are also analyzed as prophetic signs that the Mahdi is near -- so is the current poor health of the king of Saudi Arabia, an Iranian rival.

"Isn't the presence of Abdullah, his illness, and his uncertain condition, great news for those anxious for the coming?" asks the narrator.

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Khameini, and Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Iran's terrorist proxy Hezbollah, are hailed as pivotal end times players, whose rise was predicted in Islamic scriptures.

The same goes for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadenijad, who the video says will conquer Jerusalem prior to the Mahdi's coming.

"I think it's a very grave development," Mideast expert Joel Rosenberg, author of The Twelfth Imam, told CBN News, "because it gives you a window into the thinking of the Iranian leadership: that they believe the time for war with Israel may be even sooner than others had imagined."

Kahlili says The Coming is Near will soon be distributed by the Iranian regime throughout the Middle East. He explained that their goal is to instigate further uprisings in Arab countries.

THE MOTORCYCLE KILLING OF MUSLIM TERRORISTS - THE BEHEADING OF NICK BERG - WHICH IS MORE HORRIBLE?



ANOTHER BLOOD LIBEL AGAINST SARAH PALIN BY THE LEFTIST MEDIA

As I predicted several days ago on this blog, the Leftist Media has authored another blood libel against Sarah Palin by way of Morlock, a soldier who recently confessed to be guilty in the murder of innocent civilians in Afghanistan. This latest wild charge by the Left is based only on the fact that Morlock was a resident in the same town as Sarah Palin and allegedly knew some of her children. If you follow this logic, isn't Barack Obama guilty of every murder committed in Chicago when he lived there?

FROM THE ROLLING STONE ARTICLE:

Before the military found itself short of troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, Morlock was the kind of bad-news kid who the Army might have passed on. He grew up not far from Sarah Palin in Wasilla, Alaska; his sister hung out with Bristol, and Morlock played hockey against Track. Back in those days, it seemed like he was constantly in trouble: getting drunk and into fights, driving without a license, leaving the scene of a serious car accident.

..."And The Next Thing We Ditch Is The Leftist Educational Establishment School"



In this district, teachers don’t say “Open your textbook.” They say, “Open your laptop.”

“Basically, in every class, we’re using laptops to take notes on Microsoft Word. It’s more organized,” says Andrea, a sophomore.

Seven years ago, while Andrea was still in elementary school, Pascack Valley became the first high school district in New Jersey to give every student a laptop.

“Before, without the computers, I’d have to carry around a lot more textbooks and stuff. My backpack weighed 50 pounds. Now, it’s like five pounds of notebooks and stuff,” says Andrea.

THE INTERNET SCHOOL HAS ARRIVED

IMMIGRATION CONTROVERSY: THERE IS NO INTELLIGENT LIFE AT ROLLINS COLLEGE


As is well known, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida - the so-called "Harvard of The South" - is A Typical Leftist Ruling Class Academy modeled on the Neo-Communist Harvard in Massachusetts and ruled with an iron fist by A Typical Leftist Politically Correct Cabal of tenured radical professors and their administration stooges.

I should know.

I graduated from Rollins in 1984 with a B.A. in History and witnessed first hand the reactionary socialism of students and teachers who refused to allow conservative author and intellectual William F. Buckley to speak on campus in 1983, but rolled out the red carpet for convicted felon and famous 1960s Leftist radical, Abbie Hoffman, who soon afterward committed suicide by drug overdose.

The tuition at Rollins runs to the gross national product of a small African country, and for this outlay a student who dares to write an honest opinion contrary to the unofficial Leftist PC anti-speech code on immigration gets trashed by her own employees - the tenured Leftist radical professors at Rollins - who mount a witch hunt against one of the few non-brainwashed students at this institution.

Beam me up, Scotty: There is no intelligent life at Rollins College!

LEFTIST RACIST PROFESSORS AT ROLLINS COLLEGE TRASH STUDENT OVER EDITORIAL


As is well known, Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida - the so-called "Harvard of The South" - is A Typical Leftist Ruling Class Academy modeled on the Neo-Communist Harvard in Massachusetts and ruled with an iron fist by A Typical Leftist Politically Correct Cabal of tenured radical professors and their administration stooges.

I should know.

I graduated from Rollins in 1984 with a B.A. in History and witnessed first hand the reactionary socialism of students and teachers who refused to allow conservative author and intellectual William F. Buckley to speak on campus in 1983, but rolled out the red carpet for convicted felon and famous 1960s Leftist radical, Abbie Hoffman, who soon afterward committed suicide by drug overdose.

The tuition at Rollins runs to the gross national product of a small African country, and for this outlay a student who dares to write an honest opinion contrary to the unofficial Leftist PC anti-speech code on immigration gets trashed by her own employees - the tenured Leftist radical professors at Rollins - who mount a witch hunt against one of the few non-brainwashed students at this institution.

Beam me up, Scotty: There is no intelligent life at Rollins College!

Student's op-ed piece stirs controversy

WINTER PARK, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - When Rollins College freshman Jamie Pizzi recently wrote an article about illegal immigrants for the Rollins College Sandspur website, she didn't realize she would create such a reaction.

"I'm sorry if people were offended by what I wrote, but I believe the 14th Amendment should be revised and looked over."

The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to anyone born in the U.S. regardless of their heritage. Jamie thinks it should be changed to exclude the children of illegal immigrants for economic reasons, adding it, "had nothing to do with my saying I don't want immigrants to be here."

However, within the article, which was posted on the opinions page, Jamie used a derogatory term to describe the children of illegal immigrants. A picture of a green alien was also posted. Jamie says, it caused two professors to send out a campus wide email opposing the article, "saying things like I was racist in my article, comparable to genocide, Nazism, which I think is very outrageous. A lot of people including myself feel like it was in the form of bullying."

Administrators at Rollins College say the professors didn't violate policy by using the campus wide email system to post their opinions; however, they do think there was a better way to handle the situation.

"It wasn't wrong but it's a situation where there were other ways we could have had that conversation live and in person," says Rollins College spokesperson Ann Marie Varga. Rollins College isn't quashing the debate, but they're making changes so that it's more fair, giving students the power to respond to those emails.

Jamie likes the idea. "I'm glad they're going to change it, and something's going to be done." Administrators say they're working on making those changes to find a better email system. They've already improved their announcement system, so students can release event information campus wide.

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Illegal Immigration Column Causes Controversy at Florida’s Rollins College

A student newspaper op-ed arguing citizenship status should not be granted to children of illegal immigrantshas spurred an outcry from some students and faculty” at Florida’s Rollins College.

At the start of the piece, published late last week in The Sandspur, freshman student writer Jamie Pizzi compares illegal aliens to home intruders. An accompanying image sticks with the metaphor, showing a green alien creature wearing someone else’s clothes, relaxing and channel-surfing in someone else’s home.

In Pizzi’s words, “‘[A]nchor babies,’ as they are commonly referred, gain full citizenship from simply being born on American soil, and they are entitled to all the same benefits as you and I, including: free public school educations, financial aid for college and even Medicaid. . . . When our own citizens are struggling to afford adequate health care and public schools become more and more crowded, we should not even consider keeping birthright citizenship. . . . America has a crucial decision to make: continue to attract those who want a free ride, or return to a time where America attracted only the best and the brightest to its golden shores.”

Angry emails, online story comments, and letters to the editor abounded immediately after publication. A campus-wide email sent by a professor in the piece’s wake declared ”this kind of media contributes to a climate of hate and intolerance in our community.” The Sandspur staffer who oversaw the section in which the piece was printed separately said critics were charging her with “being a Nazi and supporting genocide.”

Others declared the article and image misinformed, misguided, xenophobic, and “hateful rhetoric.” As one student wrote, “[I]t is important to remember that ‘anchor babies’ and ‘aliens’ are, in fact, people– human beings just like you and I, with families. Let us not define them based solely by their immigration status.”

Additionally, according to the Orlando Sentinel, “The strong reaction from faculty, students and others prompted a big gathering [late last week]. An estimated 200 to 300 people turned out– a significant crowd for the small private college [roughly 2,700 students] . . . Everyone took turns expressing themselves and sharing their views on free press and the role of a school newspaper.”

In a letter to readers responding to the controversy, Pizzi noted, “My opinion on the 14th Amendment concerns only the law and the effect of undocumented and untaxed individuals on our country’s finances. I have no hatred for people of any race or ethnic group, or for immigrants in general; I actually find other cultures fascinating! I never intended to hurt people or come across in a hateful manner.”

The student artist responsible for the alien image: “By my understanding, the image concept that the Sandspur had given me was meant to be a satire on the double meaning of the word alien within our language, and nothing more. I did not take into account that paired together the article and image could come off as xenophobic or demonizing to any individual, and if I had, or I’m sure if the staff had, I’m positive it wouldn’t have been published.”

The student who oversaw the opinion section: “It is preposterous that there are people at Rollins who requested that [Pizzi] be banned from writing again. . . . You cannot take away a person’s right to write or state what they wish. You may disagree, but by banning a school newspaper’s right to publish student opinions, you are starting a chain reaction you can never stop.”