Sunday, December 31, 2006
Mongo is tired of saying "me too"... I'm dating this 12/31/06 since I want it at the top of my blog... If I don't have anything original or I don't have anything which excites me, I'm not going to post. Come here for news on totally idiotic stuff on Global Warming, Political Correctness, and other stupid hubris the elites push out. I'm going to limit my political discussions, since the Democrats, the MSM, and Transnational Socialists are being outed by the second for their treasonous and idiot behavior. Visit often, please.
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Swinging Saddam and the NYT
The New Yawk Times on Saddam's big bye bye
Hang him high!
The final stages for Mr. Hussein, 69, came with terrible swiftness after he lost the appeal, five days ago, of his death sentence for the killings of 148 men and boys in the northern town of Dujail in 1982. He had received the sentence less than two months before from a special court set up to judge his reign as the almost unchallenged dictator of Iraq.Here from Drudge Nice article. Perhaps the Slimes at the Times expected laws like we have in our country to overrule JUSTICE.
Hang him high!
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
We deserved it!
Just a note to fellow Republicans.
We got our nose bloody.
The Dems won.
I hope the conservative Democrats can wrest control from the pinhead liberals like Pelosi, but I doubt it.
I also hope we don't pay for this frivolity with blood, like we did in Vietnam.
We got our nose bloody.
The Dems won.
I hope the conservative Democrats can wrest control from the pinhead liberals like Pelosi, but I doubt it.
I also hope we don't pay for this frivolity with blood, like we did in Vietnam.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Jimmy Carter Runs his Mouth Again
SPIEGEL INTERVIEW WITH JIMMY CARTER
"The US and Israel Stand Alone"
Former US president Jimmy Carter speaks with DER SPIEGEL about the danger posed to American values by George W. Bush, the difficult situation in the Middle East and Cuba's ailing Fidel Castro.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, in your new book you write that only the American people can ensure that the US government returns to the country's old moral principles. Are you suggesting that the current US administration of George W. Bush of acting immorally?
Carter: There's no doubt that this administration has made a radical and unpressured departure from the basic policies of all previous administrations including those of both Republican and Democratic presidents.
Mongo: Unpressured Jimmy? Ever hear of 9/11/01? 3,000 dead? War?
SPIEGEL: For example?Mongo: Yes, you know a lot about peace Jimmy… Let me see … 444 days of the Iran hostage crisis. Gutting the intelligence community of the US…
Carter: Under all of its predecessors there was a commitment to peace instead of preemptive war. Our country always had a policy of not going to war unless our own security was directly threatened and now we have a new policy of going to war on a preemptive basis. Another very serious departure from past policies is the separation of church and state, which I describe in the book. This has been a policy since the time of Thomas Jefferson and my own religious beliefs are compatible with this. The other principle that I described in the book is basic justice. We've never had an administration before that so overtly and clearly and consistently passed tax reform bills that were uniquely targeted to benefit the richest people in our country at the expense or the detriment of the working families of America.
Face it Jimmy, you are a condescending, vapid, little appeasing leftist.
SPIEGEL: You also mentioned the hatred for the United States throughout the Arab world which has ensued as a result of the invasion of Iraq. Given this circumstance, does it come as any surprise that Washington's call for democracy in the Middle East has been discredited?Mongo: Yes “unjustified”. Hmmm. I suppose you would have done something about Hezbollah grabbing our troops. 444 days later, after someone else was in your office. Someone with a pair of nads, Jimmy.
Carter: No, as a matter of fact, the concerns I exposed have gotten even worse now with the United States supporting and encouraging Israel in its unjustified attack on Lebanon.
SPIEGEL: But wasn't Israel the first to get attacked?Mongo: What is this “massive bombing of the entire nation” crap James? Do you have anything to back that statement up? And YOU don’t think its justified. Just who the hell do you think you are? You are nothing, an embarrassment, an ugly, oily stain on the roll of great Americans who held your office.
Carter: I don't think that Israel has any legal or moral justification for their massive bombing of the entire nation of Lebanon. What happened is that Israel is holding almost 10,000 prisoners, so when the militants in Lebanon or in Gaza take one or two soldiers, Israel looks upon this as a justification for an attack on the civilian population of Lebanon and Gaza. I do not think that's justified, no.
SPIEGEL: Do you think the United States is still an important factor in securing a peaceful solution to the Middle East crisis?Mongo: because we were busy KILLING TERRORISTS, you numbskull !! We tried your appeasement, hell, you did. What has happened? How many attacks? Do you think when you showed Iran we were weak during the hostage crisis it helped us? Can’t you envision in your small mind that your spineless inaction encouraged our enemies?
Carter: Yes, as a matter of fact as you know ever since Israel has been a nation the United States has provided the leadership. Every president down to the ages has done this in a fairly balanced way, including George Bush senior, Gerald Ford, and others including myself and Bill Clinton. This administration has not attempted at all in the last six years to negotiate or attempt to negotiate a settlement between Israel and any of its neighbors or the Palestinians.
SPIEGEL: What makes you personally so optimistic about the effectiveness of diplomacy? You are, so to speak, the father of Camp David negotiations.Mongo: Yep you fixed it, didn’t you. Then why have the terrorist organizations flourished? Maybe they thought we didn’t have the courage to come get them if they hit us. Well we did Jimmy. No thanks to you.
Carter: When I became president we had had four terrible wars between the Arabs and Israelis (behind us). And I under great difficulty, particularly because Menachim Begin was elected, decided to try negotiation and it worked and we have a peace treaty between Israel and Egypt for 27 years that has never been violated. You never can be certain in advance that negotiations on difficult circumstances will be successful, but you can be certain in advance if you don't negotiate that your problem is going to continue and maybe even get worse.
SPIEGEL: But negotiations failed to prevent the burning of Beirut and bombardment of Haifa.Mongo: yep “long, slow, tedious negotiation”. You certainly are good at tediousness James… No accomplishments, but tediousness.
Carter: I'm distressed. But I think that the proposals that have been made in the last few days by the (Lebanese) Prime Minister (Fuoad) Siniora are quite reasonable. And I think they should declare an immediate cease-fire on both sides, Hezbollah said they would comply, I hope Israel will comply, and then do the long, slow, tedious negotiation that is necessary to stabilize the northern border of Israel completely. There has to be some exchange of prisoners. There have been successful exchanges of prisoners between Israel and the Palestinians in the past and that's something that can be done right now.
SPIEGEL: Should there be an international peacekeeping force along the Lebanese-Israeli border?Mongo: Wasn’t there one there before Jimmy? How did 10,000 missles get delivered under their noses? Oh, I forgot, it was your buddy Kofi’s responsibility. I wonder why there weren’t 100,000.
SPIEGEL: And can you imagine Germans soldiers taking part?Mongo: Like the fact that Communism didn’t work Jimmy? Off the subject, just asking. You seem to like Fidel and Hugo Chavez a lot. Even got Hugo elected, after you ignored some “irregularities”. Got to go on vacation in Venezuela the next year, didn’t you?
Carter: Yes, I can imagine Germans taking part.
SPIEGEL: ... even with their history?
Carter: Yes. That would be certainly satisfactory to me personally, and I think most people believe that enough time has passed so that historical facts can be ignored.
SPIEGEL: One main points of your book is the rather strange coalition between Christian fundamentalists and the Republican Party. How can such a coalition of the pious lead to moral catastrophes like the Iraqi prison scandal in Abu Ghraib and torture in Guantanamo?Mongo: Jimmy, I’m not a fundamentalist, but I do view you a sub-human, or at least an idiot. Do you really believe this crap you said… “permit the torture”??? You are a sniveling disgrace as a ex president, as you were when you were in office. Remember the double digit interest rates Jimmy? Remember the housing market drying up on your watch? Remember the gas lines? … What did you do Jimmy?
Carter: The fundamentalists believe they have a unique relationship with God, and that they and their ideas are God's ideas and God's premises on the particular issue. Therefore, by definition since they are speaking for God anyone who disagrees with them is inherently wrong. And the next step is: Those who disagree with them are inherently inferior, and in extreme cases -- as is the case with some fundamentalists around the world -- it makes your opponents sub-humans, so that their lives are not significant. Another thing is that a fundamentalist can't bring himself or herself to negotiate with people who disagree with them because the negotiating process itself is an indication of implied equality. And so this administration, for instance, has a policy of just refusing to talk to someone who is in strong disagreement with them -- which is also a radical departure from past history. So these are the kinds of things that cause me concern. And, of course, fundamentalists don't believe they can make mistakes, so when we permit the torture of prisoners in Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib, it's just impossible for a fundamentalist to admit that a mistake was made.
Oh, I remember, you put on a sweater.
SPIEGEL: So how does this proximity to Christian fundamentalism manifest itself politically?Mongo: How about talking about MUSLIM FUNDEMENTALISTS, the people who are Killing Americans? Oh, “even traitorous”. Yep you are getting closer…
Carter: Unfortunately, after Sept., there was an outburst in America of intense suffering and patriotism, and the Bush administration was very shrewd and effective in painting anyone who disagreed with the policies as unpatriotic or even traitorous. For three years, I'd say, the major news media in our country were complicit in this subservience to the Bush administration out of fear that they would be accused of being disloyal. I think in the last six months or so some of the media have now begun to be critical. But it's a long time coming.
SPIEGEL: Take your fellow Democrat Senator Hillary Clinton. These days she is demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. But she, like many others, allowed President Bush to invade Iraq under a false pretext.Mongo: Yep we correct our mistakes. Ronald Reagan corrected a big one. .Your presidency!
Carter: That's correct.
SPIEGEL: Was the whole country in danger of losing its core values?
Carter: For a while, yes. As you possibly know, historically, our country has had the capability of self-correcting our own mistakes. This applied to slavery in 1865, it applied to legal racial segregation a hundred years later or so. It applied to the Joe McCarthy era when anti-communism was in a fearsome phase in the country like terrorism now. So we have an ability to correct ourselves and I believe that nowadays there is a self-correction taking place. In my opinion the election results in Connecticut (Eds: The primary loss of war supporter Senator Joseph Lieberman) were an indication that Americans realized very clearly that we made a mistake in going into Iraq and staying there too long.
SPIEGEL: Now even President Bush appears to have learned something from the catastrophe in Iraq. During his second term he has taken a more multilateral approach and has seemed to return to international cooperation.Mongo: Yes we have to “reconcile ourselves to other countries”. To whom Jimmy? Venezuela? North Korea? Iran? We have always been alone Jimmy. We have allies, but we carry the majority of the load because we can. I know you would try to weaken us, and weaken our resolve, but it hasn’t and it won’t work.
Carter: I think the administration learned a lesson, but I don't see any indication that the administration would ever admit that it did make a mistake and needed to learn a lesson. I haven't seen much indication, by the way, of your premise that this administration is now reconciling itself to other countries. I think that at this moment the United States and Israel probably stand more alone than our country has in generations.
SPIEGEL: You've written about your meeting with Fidel Castro. He appears seriously ill now and Cuban exiles are partying already in the streets of Miami. You are probably not in the mood to join them.Mongo: Jimmy, I can’t come near to touching my thoughts on that last statement. I too, have hopes for Fidel.
Carter: No, that's true. Just because someone is ill I don't think there should be a celebration of potential death. And my own belief is that Fidel Castro will recover. He is two years younger than I am, so he's not beyond hope.
SPIEGEL: You sought to normalize relations with Castro, but that never happened. Has anything been achieved through Cuba's isolation?Mongo: We will never know, thank goodness.
Carter: In my opinion, the embargo strengthens Castro and perpetuates communism in Cuba. A maximum degree of trade, tourism, commerce, visitation between our country and Cuba would bring an earlier end to Castro's regime.
SPIEGEL: You've been called the moral conscience of your country. How do you look at it yourself? Are you an outsider in American politics these days or do you represent a political demographic that could maybe elect the next US president?Mongo: I hope you represent the Democrats. Just keep talking Jimmy. Just keep talking, keep reminding us of what pathetic losers the Democrats are. You and philandering Bill, what a pair of Presidents … keep talking please…
Carter: I think I represent the vast majority of Democrats in this country. I think there is a substantial portion of American people that completely agree with me. I can't say a majority because we have fragmented portions in our country and divisions concerning gun control and the death penalty and abortion and gay marriage.
SPIEGEL: As president, your performance was often criticized. But the work you did after leaving office to promote human rights has been widely praised. Has life been unfair to you?Mongo: good for you, but “it was not a failure”? It was a disaster, not a failure Jimmy.
Carter: I've been lucky in my life. Everything that I've done has brought great pleasure and gratification to me and my wife. I had four years in the White House -- it was not a failure. For someone to serve as president of the United States you can't say it is a political failure. And we have had the best years of our lives since we left the White House. We've had a very full life.
SPIEGEL: Do you feel you achieved even more out of office than you did as president?Mongo: And you have destroyed some of that prestige by your idiocy. And what is with the “so forth”? You state five commitments and then say “so forth”?
Carter: Well, I've used the prestige and influence of having been a president of the United States as effectively as possible. And secondly, I've still been able to carry out my commitments to peace and human rights and environmental quality and freedom and democracy and so forth.
SPIEGEL: Does America need a regime change?Mongo: We’ll see Jimmy. We’ll see. You aren’t going to be supervising our elections, thank goodness.
Carter: As I've said before, there is a self-corrective aspect to our country. And I think that the first step is going to be in the November election this year. This year, the Democrats have good chance of capturing one of the houses of Congress. I think the Senate is going to be a very close decision. My oldest son is running for the US Senate in the state of Nevada. And if just he and a few others can be successful then you have the US Senate in Democratic hands and that will make a profound and immediate difference.
SPIEGEL: Mr. Carter, thank you for the interview.Mongo: Jimmy... kiss off you vapid,
Thursday, August 17, 2006
The UN Does it Again Oh they will protect you...
New Zealand news on Stuff.co.nz: NZ officer caught up in massacre
NZ officer caught up in massacrethis story escaped news notice. No wonder.
01 June 2006
By MAGGIE TAIT
A New Zealand army officer caught up in last Thursday's massacre of East Timorese policemen told yesterday of his dash to safety with some of the survivors.
Major Ian Martyn, here with the United Nations teaching border control how to do the job, said police became the target of a faction of the national army, the FFTL, last Thursday.
"There was sustained automatic weapons fire; rocket-propelled grenades being used, there was hand grenades being used. . .
"When it got to that sort of crescendo around about midday then that's when we received a call for assistance – the PNTL (police) national headquarters was under sustained attack and the chief military training advisor made an approach to. . .. to try negotiate some sort of a truce to try and extract the PNTL officers."
A deal was done with an agreement the police would be allowed to leave the headquarters unarmed and have safe passage to the UN barracks.
"These people are told to disarm, they're not happy about that whatsoever, taking away their potential protection. So there's a lot of coaxing and jollying and smiling and soft talking to try and coax the weapons away from these people. We finally do."
The weapons are loaded into the car followed by a delay as people in the building were rounded up.
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"There are still people in the building, they are still coming, still coming, the weapons pile is getting bigger and bigger, take over 200 weapons, automatic weapons, pistols, handguns. The boss makes a decision these guys are going to be formed up on the road and walked down all the way back to the barracks."
The police wanted to get into vehicles but eventually were convinced to walk, unarmed, between rows of UN police cars.
UN colours were on display and its flag led the way. The men trusted in the international power of the light blue.
They travelled down the road and came to an intersection. Maj Martyn spotted a FFTL soldier standing on a corner with a UN police officer.
"It caught my attention because he was a rather large FFTL soldier and he's holding a weapon.
"It's apparent that the soldier standing with the UNPOL (UN police) officer sees somebody that he particularly identifies, it was just the body language and his head movements so he skirted around the UNPOL officer and raised his weapon."
At that stage a man on the other side of the intersection raised his weapon and started automatic fire into the front of the column.
"This guy with the UNPOL officer on the other side also starts firing. . . so everyone in the column between the cars hits the ground, a lot of the police officers jump out of the cars and hit the ground – yeah it gets a bit blurry from there on."
Maj Martyn was driving the third car from the front.
"I was just trying to register what was going on. The UN police in my car leapt out and hit the road and I'm thinking right I've got to do something, I can't sit here I'm going to be a bloody target.
"So I lay flat on the front seat and tried to get the car into reverse but I've got the gear shift caught in the bottom of my flak jacket. . . just at that stage, because of all of the yelling and screaming that's going on from the PNTL officers, I've got two officers jump into the car on top of the weapons."
Amid the mayhem he eventually gets the car into reverse: "going backwards at a high rate of knots.
He was lucky the cars behind him had moved which allowed him to flee as fast as possible – the two local police in the car WEre crying and suddenly screamed for him to stop. There was a gunner behind them. Some tricky driving and the car makes it back to the police headquarters.
"Of course I've this car full of all of these weapons and ammunition which just make a fantastic target or prize."
Maj Martyn hid the men and stashed the car so the weapons couldn't be stolen. Then it was back to the scene.
Ambulances were on the street and UNCOL vehicles.
"We went up there and at that stage most of the dead or injured had been loaded on to the flatbeds or ambulances so as far as we could see they were only picking up weapons."
The scene he left was one of carnage. Pressed to describe it Maj Martyn said: "There was one particularly bad head wound, fatality, it was possibly the most memorable thing that I saw briefly. A brain on the road. Top of the head gone."
Nine of the police were killed and another was found dead the next day.
The PNTL have blamed the UN for the deaths.
Said Maj Martyn: "If the UN sits back and is riveted to inaction we are not demonstrating the credibility particularly of the UN military in our peacekeeping role.
"You can't stop, you've got to keep doing it. Because you've had a failure this time around through circumstances beyond your control the UN still has to stick by its mandate, its code of ethics and do what is necessary to be done irrespective of the consequences.
"We can only hope and believe things will work out in our favour – there's no guarantees."
But the killings have shaken the public faith in the UN. Sukehiru Hasegawa, special representative of the UN general secretary, wants a full investigation of what he described as a "reprehensible breach" of the agreement to extract the policemen and a serious crime against unarmed police under UN protection.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Sgt Robert Thornton
God Bless You Sergeant! And God Bless those who allow us to sleep safely in our beds at night...
Monday, July 10, 2006
Treasonable Acts -- Following up the NYT
The American Spectator:
"'We thought that once the reporters and editors understood that one, these were not warrantless searches, and two, that this was a successful program that had netted real bad guys, and three, that it was a program that was helping us with current, ongoing cases, they would agree to hold off or just not do a story,' says the U.S. Treasury official. 'But it became clear that nothing we said was going sway them. Whomever they were talking to, whoever was leaking the stuff, had them sold on this story.'Lets check Mary McCarthy... has she been charged yet? There are enough Klintonistas around...
To that end, the Justice Department has quietly and unofficially begun looking into possible sources for the leak. 'We don't think it's someone currently employed by the government or involved in law enforcement or the intelligence community,' says another Justice source. 'That stuff about 'current and former' sources just doesn't wash. No one currently working on terrorism investigations that use SWIFT data would want to leak this or see it leaked by others. We think we're looking at fairly high-ranking, former officials who want to make life difficult for us and what we do for whatever reasons.'"