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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Ain't it a shame....?

Whatever happened to the plain and simple good old days.... when "Merry Christmas" was as American as motherhood, America and apple pie?

Answer: The crusading self-appointed, secular humanist, political correctness police. They can't stomach anything that even evokes a thought or overt expression that is even remotely connected with Christians and Christianity.

The rest of us need to let them know, loudly and clearly, that we will not tolerate their assault on our morals, values and belief systems and that they will not be the arbitors of expressions of faith and existence of religion in this free country.... and use our court system as a vehicle to achieve and enforce it.

We can start here.... and now. The U. S. Constitution gave us freedom OF religion.... not freedom FROM religion.

The American people do not have to allow an extreme anti-Christian activist group to revise the English language and Constitution to suit their nefarious purposes. We have a right to our expressions of faith.... a right that is inviolate.


Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Marie Antoinette said of the French masses, "Let them eat cake...."

Ummm.... Better make that "Let them eat Cherries Jubilee or Bananas Flambe...." A little Grand Marnier liqueur and a match are all you need to create a flambe magnifique....

Now, Confucious said "You can't keep the vultures from flying overhead, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair...." Or, something like that.... He didn't say nuthin' about no fires.... or about dissidents, insurgents and terrorists....

The War Against Terrorism is a global one....

Sooo....why are the Bush-bashing anti-war Democrats doing their level best to subvert it?

Do they hate President George W. Bush so much that they would rather see the United States lose the war against Islamic fundamentalist terrorists who have spread like a metasticizing cancer around the world.... than see President Bush win a second war in the Middle East?

Democrat U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller undermined pre-Iraq War intelligence and sitting President George W. Bush

Well, folks.... Democrat U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, Co-Chair of the 911 Commission, appears to have either assumed himself into a role as adjunct Secretary of State or shadow President of the U.S.---to take a self-appointed trip to warn Middle East pseudo-friends of this country and known terrorist-supporting Saddam Hussein sympathizer, Bashar Assad of Syria, that United States President George W. Bush had made up his mind to go to war against Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

This is a chilling revelation that tells us that Rockefeller, in effect, warned Saddam Hussein that 'the Americans are coming' long before Pres. Bush had, in fact, made a decision to do so or any announcement about it. Clearly, Saddam's ally and fellow terror sponsor, Bashar Assad of Syria, would have communicated this new gem of information to him in the form of a warning to get his weapons of mass destruction out of Iraq.

And satellite surveillance indicates that is exactly what occurred, followed by pre-war assistance from Russia to move caravans of loaded trucks from strategic Iraqi sites---into Syria. And trucks loaded with dis-assembled large weapons and military equipment have continued to remove similar strategic materials into Syria and Iran throughout the war against extreme Islamic fundamentalism in Irac---a war previously referred to as the 'War Against Terror," of which Iraq is now the main battlefront.

When Rockefeller took his pre-war trip to warn leaders in the Middle East, we were already at war in Afghanistan. And we don't have specific information about with whom Rockefeller spoke or exactly what all of their political, philosophical and religious positions and affiliations were.

Following in the footsteps of Sen. John Kerry, who conspired with the North Vietnamese Communist Viet Cong in the Vietnam War, and Sen. Edward (Ted) Kennedy, who conspired with U.S.S.R. President Leonid Breznev during the Cold War, Rockefeller conspired with people in Iraq's neighboring countries. All three undermined sitting U.S. presidents in time of war.

Kerry undermined Presidents Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon---and now President Bush #43. Kennedy undermined President's Johnson, Nixon and now Bush #43. Rockefeller undermined President George W. Bush (# 43). All three continue to undermine sitting President George W. Bush, our troops and the war effort. Do we see a Democrat pattern here???

I don't know what you call it, but I call it treason. We need answers from these self-appointed underminers of American Presidents and America's security---underminers of all of you and me and our duly elected leaders and safety. We don't need closet socialists running a shadow government in the United States of America to undercut the war against the terrorists who first declared war against us, politically "frag" our troops who are fighting them, and Vietnamize the on-going war. It's a war we must win.

I agree with William J. "Bill" Bennett, whose excellent article, "Rockefeller’s ConfessionWhat was the West Virginia Democrat doing as a freelancing prewar diplomat?" is excerpted below and can be read uncut here. We do need a thorough investigation of Rockefeller, his pre-war interference in U.S. intelligence and diplomacy, and his putting out false information still about how and why our Commander in Chief made the decision that a pre-emptive war with Iraq was necessary. Soooo...... bring it on!
"Yesterday, on Fox News Sunday, the following exchange took place between Chris Wallace and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller, vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

WALLACE: 'Now, the President never said that Saddam Hussein was an imminent threat. As you saw, you did say that. If anyone hyped the intelligence, isn't it Jay Rockefeller?'

SEN. ROCKEFELLER: 'No. The — I mean, this question is asked a thousand times and I'll be happy to answer it a thousand times. I took a trip by myself in January of 2002 to Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Syria, and I told each of the heads of state that it was my view that George Bush had already made up his mind to go to war against Iraq — that that was a predetermined set course which had taken shape shortly after 9/11.'

While Democrats in Washington are berating the White House for having prewar intelligence wrong, a high-profile U.S. senator, member of the Select Committee on Intelligence, who has a name more internationally recognizable than Richard Cheney's, tells two putative allies (Saudi Arabia and Jordan) and an enemy who is allied with Saddam Hussein (Syria) that the United States was going to war with Iraq. This is not a prewar intelligence mistake, it is a prewar intelligence giveaway.

Syria is not only on the list of state sponsors of terrorism and the country many speculate is where Hussein has secreted weapons, it is also the country from which terrorists are flowing into Iraq to fight our troops and allies. Jordan and Saudi Arabia have had, over the years, conflicted loyalties. What was Senator Rockefeller doing? What was he thinking? And all this before President Bush even made a public speech about Iraq — to the U.N. or anyone else....

If Syria — or elements in Saudi Arabia — began acting on this information before we even went to war in Iraq (more than a year later), then Senator Rockefeller may have seriously harmed, impeded, and hindered our war efforts, our troops, and the entire operation in the Middle East. This should be investigated immediately; and perhaps Senator Rockefeller should step down from the Intelligence Committee until an investigation is complete...."

No weapons of mass destruction in pre-war Iraq?? Well.... what about this hot little shoved in the background tapey-poo??

Hmmmm.... What's the matter with this administration that has a habit of not speaking out strongly and correcting the record being drum-rolled out by their rabid detractors on a daily basis to miss-state and miss-characterize hard, cold facts? Facts should not be that elusive and falsehoods should not be allowed to stand unchallenged.

President Bush's speech last week was a good start. Now, let's just beef up the counter punches a bit and drum-roll the truth out loud and clear and not leave any miss-statements of facts hanging out there unchallenged. It's called the new political smackdown hard-ball. You have to fight back or be pulverized. Shine a spotlight on the lies, pick them apart and feed them back where they came from.... like pablum.... All the reality TV'ers out there will eat it up.

For those detractors still chanting "no weapons of mass destruction" to indoctrinate the sheep who are willing to follow and believe whatever gets said over and over, have a look at Carl Limbacher and Newsmax staff's "For the story behind the story... Colin Powell's Tape Shows Iraquis 'Evacuating' WMDs" You will find it below and here.

"Bush officials have done such a poor job defending themselves against charges they lied about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction that even their supporters seem to have forgotten about some of the most compelling WMD evidence.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, for instance, keeps apologizing for his speech to the United Nations on the eve of the Iraq war. But at least one chilling bit of evidence he introduced there has never been refuted.

Here's how Powell introduced his case on Feb. 5, 2003:

POWELL: Let me begin by playing a tape for you. What you're about to hear is a conversation that my government monitored. It takes place on November 26 [2002], on the day before United Nations teams resumed inspections in Iraq.

The conversation involves two senior officers, a colonel and a brigadier general, from Iraq's elite military unit, the Republican Guard.


IRAQI COLONEL : About this committee that is coming with [U.N. nuclear weapons inspector] Mohamed ElBaradei.

IRAQI GENERAL : Yeah, yeah.

COL: We have this modified vehicle. What do we say if one of them sees it?

GEN: You didn't get a modified... You don't have a modified...

COL: By God, I have one.

GEN: Which? From the workshop...?

COL: From the al-Kindi Company

GEN: Yeah, yeah. I'll come to you in the morning. I have some comments. I'm worried you all have something left.

COL: We evacuated everything. We don't have anything left. [END OF POWELL TAPE EXCERPT]

What type of "modified vehicle" do Iraq war critics think Saddam's general was worried about? A souped-up 1967 Mustang?

And what, pray tell, do they think Saddam's colonel was referring to when he said, "We evacuated everything. We don't have anything left"?

Monday, November 14, 2005

CLAUDIA ROSSET: On more unanswered questions by Kofi Annan at the United Nations

The beat goes on at the United Nations where accountability is an unknown and irrelevancy flourishes. You won't want to miss reading the *****Five Star, must read column by Claudia Rosset, expert investigative journalist on topic of the United Nations, published here today.

In this piece, Rosset addresses Kofi Annan's manipulations of UN officials, investigators and the compromised UN Oil-for-Food "internal investigation" in order to protect and clear himself of responsibility and accountability for the all-time largest international fraud in history and other abuses of power and position. The Mercedes incident described in this piece is evidence of still and yet more corruption, fraud and abuse of influence, power and entitlements by UN officials and Kofi Annan's son Kojo.

The column is titled "Mercedes Mystery: More awkward questions at the U.N. — which Kofi Annan isn’t answering." You will find excerpts below or can read the entire piece at the above link to NationalReviewOnline.
"What does it take to get promoted by Kofi Annan at the United Nations? For longtime U.N. staffer Abdoulie Janneh, it took less than two weeks after his recent testimony to investigators helped clear Annan of any role in his own son's alleged misuse of the name and privileges of the secretary-general to ship a Mercedes duty-free into Ghana — at a savings of more than $14,000.

Janneh's statements excusing Kofi Annan were included in a report released Sept. 7, 2005, by Paul Volcker's investigative commission into Oil-for-Food. Twelve days after the report came out, Annan promoted Janneh from assistant secretary-general to the U.N.'s third-highest rank of undersecretary-general.... But as an indicator of U.N. practice at the top, the tale of Kojo's Mercedes continues to raise awkward questions — which Kofi Annan's office has variously ignored or refused to answer.

The Mercedes story tracks back to 1998, the second year of Kofi Annan's tenure as secretary-general; but was not disclosed until this September, when it turned up as a sideshow of Annan-family financial affairs in Paul Volcker's main report on Oil-for-Food. As recounted by Volcker, the saga of the Mercedes began with Kojo Annan's trip to a car show in Geneva, Switzerland, in early 1998, where "he saw a Mercedes Benz vehicle that he wished to buy for his personal use" and in order to get a U.N. discount — although he did not work for the U.N. — "he set out to buy the car in his father's name." This led later to a note dated November 13, 1998, unearthed from a U.N. computer by the Volcker committee, in which Kofi Annan's personal secretary, Wagaye Assebe, relayed a message from Kojo to Kofi Annan, requesting a signature from the U.N. executive office "re: the car he is trying to purchase under your name...." Kofi Annan has told the Volcker committee he does not recall seeing this note, and would not have allowed anyone at the U.N. to sign such a request in his name.

But somehow or other, according to Volcker, the Mercedes purchase did take place in Kofi Annan's name, with Kojo Annan paying $39,056 for the car after a 14.3-percent U.N. discount.... Volcker reports that "Kojo Annan falsely represented to Mr. Janneh that the car was intended for the personal use of the Secretary-General...."

"When the car was shipped to Ghana, Kojo Annan saved $14,013 in import duties because of the false attestation that the car was for the personal use of the Secretary-General."

Volcker's account prompts questions, however, and the secretary-general's apparent lack of interest in addressing them raises even more....

In a telephone interview Sunday, Kofi Annan's chief of staff, Mark Malloch Brown, said the Mercedes affair is a matter not for the U.N., but something "between Kojo and his conscience and the Ghanaian authorities." Kojo's lawyers in a letter appended to Volcker's Sept. 7 report responded that Kojo was "barely out of college" and "He can be forgiven for an indiscretion of this sort, if indeed it is one."But given that it was not Kojo Annan directly, but a U.N. official who allegedly filed the false claim with the Ghanaian government, misrepresenting the Mercedes as a car for the U.N. Secretary-General, the issues are broader than that....

For starters, there's the mystery of what became of the Mercedes. If the customs exemption was falsely claimed by the U.N., then presumably the U.N. owes Ghana more than $14,000 on the car. And if the car documentation was in Kofi Annan's name, has any Annan, whether Kofi or Kojo, sold the car, or for that matter, refunded the money? Has the U.N. compensated Ghana? If so, from what budget? And if not, then why not? While $14,000 may be counted by the U.N. secretary-general as petty cash, it is still real money, and for millions in Africa it would be wealth beyond dreaming....

Whatever one makes of Kojo, the crucial issue in this Mercedes traffic centers on the U.N. and what kind of due diligence — after all Kofi Annan's promises of reform — is even now being exercised by the "Hell no"-he-won't-go secretary-general.... And one sorry result of Kofi Annan's apparent inattention to everything from massive corruption under Oil-for-Food, to crooked dealings in the procurement department, to the alleged misuse of U.N. privileges by his own son, is that there is by now no reason to trust the U.N. without verifying.

At the very least, the tale of the Mercedes and the timing of Janneh's promotion highlight the need for a lot more disclosure in the process by which the secretary-general doles out the U.N.'s top jobs...."