Selective Killing

June 22, 2011

According to Pajamas Media, conscientious objector status was recently granted to U.S. Army soldier, PFC Nasser Abdo, who refused to deploy to Afghanistan under the claim that Islamic law prevented him from killing other Muslims.

So it's okay to kill people, except if they're Muslim? Never mind that devout Muslims have been killing other Muslims for centuries now (not to mention non-Muslims, which of course is permitted under the Religion of Peace), or that Islamic law runs contrary to basic rules of civilized society. It seems that we, Americans, are just too afraid of our politically-correct shadows to stand up and say, sharia (Islamic) law runs contrary to everything we believe in, and we will not subordinate ourselves (or our laws) to it.

Is PFC Abdo a Conscientious Objector or a Conscientious Hypocrite? You decide, although our chattering-class would no doubt call him (another) "extremist distorting a religion that reaffirms peace, fairness, tolerance."

[Posted by R.S.]

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Us Regular-Folk Would Like To Know

June 15, 2011

The Heritage Foundation is right, Congress is indeed right to be angry and indeed has an obligation to speak up on Libya (see "A Showdown over the War in Libya").

But we'll leave the process to the Washingtonians. Us regular-folk would like to know:

  • What in the world are we doing in Libya (and why's it taking so long)? Does this mean we're at war with Libya?
  • Rumor has it we're surreptitiously bombing Yemen, as well. Does this mean we're at war with Yemen?
  • Rumor also has it we've been sending drones and dropping bombs on Pakistan's tribal areas. Does this mean we're at war with Pakistan?
  • Syria is deploying tanks into its cities to crush protests against Hillary Clinton's "reformer" friend (i.e., Syrian President Bashar al-Assad); thousands of Syrians are fleeing into Turkey (home of the not-so-peaceful Peace flotillas); and "mass graves" have been found in Syria. Does this mean we should be war with Syria? If not, why? Is the brutality of the Basher less than that of Qadhafi?
  • We currently have lots of troops in Afghanistan (not to mention Iraq). Can we finally say we're at war with Afghanistan? When will we know if we've won that war? Whenever the mood strikes our Commander-in-Chief to yank our troops outta there?
  • In Egypt, at least 7,000 civilians have been sentenced to prison by military courts since the ouster (with our assistance) of our longtime pal Hosni Mubarak. Are these arrests/prison sentences part of that delightful wave of change we've been calling the "Arab Spring"? You know, the one inspired by that guy in Tunisia, who torched himself?
  • We hear the Palestinians (no, not the ones who live in, or make up most of Jordan; the ones in the so-called West Bank and Gaza) have "broken off" unity talks between hardline terrorist group, Hamas, and so-called moderate terrorist group, Fatah. Seems like they're having a tough time agreeing on who will lead the coalition of terrorists. (Rumor has it that current prime minister, Salam Fayyad, was bounced because he wasn't bloodthirsty enough for these gentle folk). Definitely not a nice bunch. So how come we're giving ultimatums to our ally, Israel?
  • And speaking of throwing allies under the bus, we hear the Czech Republic is withdrawing from U.S. missile defense plans, because they're frustrated with the diminished role the U.S. has downgraded them to. Is this part of the Obama doctrine that calls for punishing our friends and rewarding our enemies, or the other Obama doctrine, i.e., the one that calls for "leading from behind" (aka the Horse's Ass doctrine)?

[Posted by R.S.]

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Defense Budget & Shrimp

June 8, 2011

Great questions by The Heritage Foundation (see "Ten Questions for Leon Panetta"), although we'd like to add one more for Messrs. Panetta and Obama:

Whereas government's #1 responsibility is to protect and defend its citizens from all enemies, foreign and domestic (i.e., keep us safe), can you think of anything else to cut besides our defense budget, like for example, the following items or programs:

  • Testing the exercise ability of sick shrimp on a treadmill; [Tests show that like sick humans, they don't do so well...]
  • The new fleet of government limousines, which grew by 73% during the first two years of the Obama administration;
  • Funding Jello wrestling in the Antarctic;
  • Digitizing Grateful Dead photographs;
  • A laundry-folding robot; 
  • $146 million annually in flight upgrades for federal employees who refuse to fly coach;
  • Money for Alaska Airlines to paint a Chinook salmon on a Boeing 737;
  • $1.8 million to help build a private golf course in Atlanta, Georgia;
  • $3.9 million spent by the SEC to rearrange desks and offices at its Washington, D.C. headquarters;
  • The Conservation Reserve program, which pays farmers $2 billion annually not to farm their land;
  • $1.3 million/per month, which the National Institute of Health spends to rent a lab that it cannot use;
  • $20 million for "commemoration of success" celebrations related to Iraq and Afghanistan;
  • Swine waste management in North Carolina; [What about the swine waste management problem we've got in Washington DC?!]
  • And the list goes on and on......

Memo to Messrs. Obama, Panetta, et al: Get rid of the sick shrimp, sick politicians, digital Grateful Dead photos and limos before you touch a penny of our defense budget, okay?!

[Posted by R.S.]

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Great video, although....

June 2, 2011

Great video (see below) about Israel and its need for defensible borders, although I, personally, would ask those who think that Israel should give up land (e.g., Mr. Obama, J(erk) Street, et al): How would you like living next door to al Qaeda, Hezbollah, or any of those "freedom fighters" you see on the nightly news, torching, raping and shooting everything in sight?

Then again, I'm one who finds it offensive to have to justify/defend myself to a bunch of hypocrites, barbarians and idiots (aka the United Nations), go figure?!

[Posted by R.S.]

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Shame On The Scots

May 28, 2011

Looks like Scotland is signing on to Europe’s shameful history (see "The Scottish Disgrace" on the Scottish decision to ban Israeli books).

“The judenrein libraries in Scotland are a new example of Heinrich Heine’s dictum that “where they burn books, in the end it is men that they will burn.”

Ignorant, hateful and disgusting. Shame on the Scots.

[Posted by R.S.]

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