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Archive for December, 2007

Blackfive TV- FM 3.0 Doctrine for Dummies

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 31, 2007


The above video was found at Blackfive, which has more on the New Field Manual.
You should read Matt’s blog every day.

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(LONG WAR JOURNAL)The State of Jihad: for 2007

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 31, 2007

The US and her allies in Europe, the Middle East, and beyond have witnessed both stunning successes and dramatic setbacks in the Long War during 2007. Pakistan has continued its slide towards a failed state, with the government having relinquished control over additional territory to the Taliban and, thus, al Qaeda. Suicide bombings and attacks on all segments of the state plagued Pakistan as the Taliban and al Qaeda cemented their new safe havens. Iraq, which seemed all but lost at the end of 2006 as the US appeared to lose the all-important political will, has turned around with the change in counterinsurgency plan and the surge of troops US and Iraqi troops. Al Qaeda and the Iranian-backed Shia terrorists are losing ground and local support in Iraq. Afghanistan has seen its worst year of violence since the Taliban was defeated in late 2001; suicide bombings and IED attacks skyrocketed due to the problems in Pakistan.

The war also continues in dozens of lesser theaters. India suffered numerous blows from Pakistani-based terrorists. Al Qaeda has revitalized itself in Algeria and greater northern Africa. A brutal insurgency is being waged in Somalia after the Islamic Courts was ousted at the end of 2006. The Philippines saw some progress against Abu Sayyaf and Jemaah Islamiyah in the southern provinces. Thailand’s Islamist insurgency ballooned in 2007. Al Qaeda is attempting to revive the jihad in Chechnya and the greater Caucasus. Saudi Arabia and Yemen continue to breed the next generation of al Qaeda fighters.

Read the rest of the report at The Long War Journal

Scott Osbourne has a helpful list of 7 Key Principles of this war in theological and ideological contexts.

Commentary

This Fourth World War has had it’s ups and downs in the past year, and, although I believe we are winning, the outcome is still in doubt.

We are waging a twin war on the homefront as the anti-American war protesters will be gearing up to oppose our foreign policies, and give aid and comfort to the enemy with their actions. They will be opposed at every turn by brave Americans who have had enough, and by other Americans who will be moving into offensive 5GW actions designed to discredit and confuse the enemies of America. Stay Tuned.

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Americans Standing Up: Call to Arms for DC Troop Rally 15 March

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 30, 2007

All of us remember St. Patrick’s Day, 2007. It was blustery, cold, bitter and just about perfect. The time has come to revisit that emotion.

Those who would disparage our brave men and women in uniform are planning to congregate in our nation’s Capital once again this coming March. On March 15, 2008, Gathering of Eagles, in coordination with Move America Forward, Freedom’s Watch, The Band of Mothers, Vets for Freedom, DC Protest Warrior, Eagles Up, Free Republic, New England Warrior and rank and file patriotic Americans, will come together to Support Our Troops and their in-theater commander, General David Petraeus.

Under the banner AMERICANS STANDING UP, we will gather to face down the associated groups who are against everything we hold dear. We will stand united, wave Old Glory, and remind them that they speak neither for us nor for most Americans. We encourage you all to join us in Washington, DC . It is time to once again take back the streets and remind all those people
in their living rooms that there are people who think like them. It is time to once again remind the nation that our brave volunteers in uniform have earned our support. The Surge is working. The tide has turned. I promised some time ago to do everything in my power to BUY THE TROOPS SOME TIME TO WIN. I will stand and support them, come what may, and I look forward to seeing you, my brothers and sisters, again.

Keep fighting the good fight, because not only would our men and women in uniform do it for us: They Already Are Doing It! Consider this your warning order. As plans develop, we will post everything you need to know. Ruck up, troops. Once again, it’s time.

Source: Gathering of Eagles

This time, I think I might be able to swing going, and provide some coverage of the event. If you are interested in joining our group going to DC from western North Carolina, drop me a note because seating will be limited, unless there is a demand for a second bus.

I will have more details as they develop.

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Our Judicial Despotism

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 29, 2007

As this year comes to a close, I find myself waxing philosophic.

Who we choose as our next President will be crucial in determining whether or not we can walk the dog back from the Living Constitution back to the Written Constitution.

If it is true that a construction of the Constitution by the Supreme Court, no matter how spurious or absurd, no matter how damaging to the organic life of the country, is eo ipso “the law of the land,” unchallengeable even by a law made by the people’s representatives…then, where, in all candor, are we?

If a judicial interpretation of the Constitution is, by definition, the Constitution, why then we are in the grips of a judicial despotism.

L. Brent Bozell,Warren Revolution” pp 110-112

Thus began the Republic’s Second Great Crisis, the first having been the Civil War.

I can guarantee one thing: If Ron Paul recognized the danger posed by The Third Great Jihad, and supported our efforts at stopping it over there before it comes over here, he would be the next President of the United States. His refusal to acknowledge that threat keeps 60% or more of the GOP vote away from him, and unreachable.

This is truly sad, and a great tragedy for the Republic.

At this point, my only option is to support Fred Thompson or Duncan Hunter.

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More Inconvenient Truth for Algore Warming Much Less Than Previously Thought

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 29, 2007

If a scientific paper appeared in a major journal saying that the planet has warmed twice as much as previously thought, that would be front-page news in every major paper around the planet. But what would happen if a paper was published demonstrating that the planet may have warmed up only half as much as previously thought?

Nothing. Earlier this month, Ross McKitrick from Canada’s University of Guelph and I published a manuscript in the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres saying precisely that.

Scientists have known for years that temperature records can be contaminated by so-called “urban warming,” which results from the fact that long-term temperature histories tend to have originated at points of commerce. The bricks, buildings, and pavement of cities retain the heat of the day and impede the flow of ventilating winds.

For example, downtown Washington is warmer than nearby (and more rural) Dulles Airport. As government and services expand down the Dulles Access road, it, too, is beginning to warm compared to more rural sites to the west.

Adjusting data for this effect, or using only rural stations, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states with confidence that less than 10% of the observed warming in long-term climate histories is due to urbanization.

Source: The American Spectator
Hat Tip: Yidwithlid

Commentary

I am firmly convinced the Global Warming Believers will not accept their religion has been disproved until the next Ice Age begins. They are almost as funny to watch as the 9/11 Twoofers.

Algore’s infamous “hockey stick graph” has been proven false, and a judge ruled in Britain that there were several errors (I say lies) in the movie “An Inconvenient Truth,” and it could not be shown as truth, but as opinion.

I would love to debate Algore over his fantasy that humans are the cause of Catastrophic Anthropological Global Warming, too bad he won’t debate.

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Aussies Release David Hicks, Says He is "no longer a Muslim"

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 29, 2007


Taliban and al-Qaeda Fighter David Hicks

Now 32 and no longer a Muslim, Hicks yesterday promised not to let down the Australian community he credited with helping to bring him home. “I will not forget, or let you down,” Hicks said in a statement read by his lawyer, David McLeod.

Source: Gateway Pundit

Most of the other detainees have returned to the jihad after their release. Lets hope that David Hicks is truly an apostate from Islam and Terrorism, and that he is not practicing taqiyya.

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Americans are Poorly Served at the Welfare Table by Carl Mumpower

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 28, 2007

Guest Commentary

Americans are Poorly Served at the Welfare Table

Dr. Carl Mumpower

As a country that works far more often than it does not, our future rests on the same American Success Equation of liberty, opportunity, and responsibility that has uplifted generations past. In today’s America, there is a struggle to determine whether this equation, or one deceptively labeled as social welfare, will determine our future.

As a vision, the concept of welfare has much to offer. The desire to help our fellow man beats strongly in the hearts of most Americans, but sadly, when man plays God, it is difficult to match the vision to the reality. What results from the stumbling rescue attempts of government, bureaucracies, and even the well-intended is rarely and truly helpful.

Today in America, we embrace four approaches to social welfare, beginning with the most visible – individual welfare. It is hard to argue with the mission of uplifting those needing a helping hand. Unfortunately, as most often practiced, individual welfare has more to do with help to get by versus help to get ahead. The result is an assured relationship of hostile dependency that robs participants of their dignity and autonomy in an expensive exchange for subsistence and hollow hopes.

Community welfare is an overlooked phenomenon that has you and me sending our taxes to Washington to be skimmed and returned to us through a rigged lottery of earmarks and handouts devoted to political special interests. In today’s America, those defined as the best politicians are those most able to bring home the bacon – the fact that this bacon was ours to begin with gets lost in the spin.

Corporate welfare has our legislators passing laws granting special privilege to business interests that should be sinking or swimming in our free market economy strictly on their own merits. The subprime loan bailout, relocation incentives, cronyism with Halliburton, and a gerrymandered tax system are all examples of corporate welfare that feeds business special interests at the expense of our collective interests.

The fourth leg of the social welfare table stands on one-sided trade welfare relationships that we have allowed to flourish for decades. The closed markets of Japan, currency manipulations by China, and trademark and patent indifferences practiced by just about everyone else are forms of trade welfare that we tolerate through indifference, habit, or possibly even intentional policy. The results are a “fly now – pay later” philosophy that ignores realty and mortgages our grandchildren’s futures.

Grounded in the policies of Roosevelt’s hope generating “New Deal”, many Democrats have a long-standing marriage to most forms of welfare as a means to cementing loyalties. Republican behavior of the past decade has more than demonstrated that party’s vulnerability to similar thinking applied to their own list of preferred customers. In both cases, politicians carry heavy responsibility for manipulating the public into believing that handouts are more about uplifting the downtrodden than upholding the powerful.

It remains that in God’s world there is no way around personal responsibility and that the only real love is that which helps people step up versus find a way to sit down. Whether it is an individual, community, business, or country, there is no escaping that living from the labors of others sidesteps the potentials of liberty, opportunity, and responsibility beating in the heart of the American Dream.

America is fighting for its future and yet many of us do not even know there is a struggle. Our politicians and many media outlets continue to seduce us with hollow assurances and distractions that mock the seriousness of our situation.

Yet history tells us, when faced with adversity, Americans can always find a right way forward. The beginning of that process is the realization that we are in real danger of losing the way we have now – and that the outcome will certainly not be in support of our welfare.

Carl Mumpower

11th District Republican Congressional Candidate

www.mumpower08.com

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West Carolina Report for Dec 28th

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 28, 2007

Since I am on a vacation schedule, my daily updates for West Carolina Report have been later in the day, and today is no different.

Some of my neighbors and I have an odd tradition where we watch marathon showings of TV Shows or movie series.

This year, it was the 3rd season of LOST, which we finished waaay ahead of our schedule last night instead of on Monday as planned, so we have boldly gone ahead with our threat of watching 5 seasons of Babylon 5 by Tuesday evening. This is insane!
We managed to get in 6 episodes last night, and will be firing up the computer and TV again in a few minutes. I have all the episodes on a portable hard drive via iTunes, and we are watching them on my TV through a S-Video Cable and a dual monitor set-up (thank you NVIDIA!) with my TV acting as a second monitor.

So, I will only be posting very sporadically between now and then.

Unless the wives intervene, that is.

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West Carolina Report for Dec 27th

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 27, 2007

I have updated West Carolina Report for today, including coverage of the Bhutto assassination today in Pakistan on my World War IV page, and several stories about Ron Paul from the left and right about developing scandals in the Ron Paul campaign.

Here is a video from Live Leak purpotedly of the attack on Bhutto.
My connection keeps timing out on me before I can see anything much of it. (The horrors of a dial-up connection!)

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Bhutto Assassinated (Updated at Noon EST)

Posted by Thunder Pig on December 27, 2007

Before everyone begins to wax poetic about Bhutto, please remember that is was her incompetence, and her and her husband’s corruption (as well as Sharif) that led to Musharaf taking the necessary step of a coup d’etat that saved Pakistan’s nukes from falling into Islamists hands. Her death may complete what she could not accomplish in life…the loss of Pakistan’s nukes into the wild. 12.57 pm Thunder Pig

**updated at bottom of post**

This is very bad news for Pakistan, and may be the straw that broke the camel’s back.

I will have periodic updates on my War World IV page throughout the days and weeks to come.


BHUTTO ASSASSINATION COVERAGE


Bhutto, 54, died in hospital in Rawalpindi. Ary-One Television said she had been shot in the head.

Police said a suicide bomber fired shots at Bhutto as she was leaving the rally venue in a park before blowing himself up.

“The man first fired at Bhutto’s vehicle. She ducked and then he blew himself up,” said police officer Mohammad Shahid.

Police said 16 people had been killed in the blast.

|GATEWAY PUNDIT| BENAZIR BHUTTO KILLED IN BLAST!!


|CHARLOTTE OBSERVER| Pakistan’s Bhutto killed in suicide bombing

|NEW YORK TIMES| Bhutto Killed in Attack on Political Rally

|REUTERS| US STOCKS-Futures fall after reports Pakistan’s Bhutto killed

|FOX NEWS| FOX Facts: Benazir Bhutto


|DAWN NEWS| CONTINUING COVERAGE FROM DAWN NEWS

|UNI| UNITED NEWS OF INDIA

UPDATES IMMEDIATELY BELOW…NEWEST ITEMS ON TOP

|NATIONAL TERROR ALERT| Benazir Bhutto Assassinated at Rally in Pakistan

|RIGHT TRUTH| Benazir Bhutto Dead

|JIHAD WATCH| US Special Forces to increase presence in Pakistan — Al-Qaeda’s new central battlefield

|JIHAD WATCH| Al-Qaeda claims murder of Benazir Bhutto

|LONG WAR JOURNAL| Pakistan: Benazir Bhutto assassinated

|AMERICAN THINKER| Who Killed Bhutto? (updated)

|ISRAPUNDIT| Rice (and Bush) fiddles while World burns

|COUNTERTERRORISM BLOG| Assessing Benazir Bhutto’s Assassination

|CAMPAIGN SPOT| Giuliani, Romney Respond to Bhutto Assassination

|7.62 mm JUSTICE| Bad Day In Pakistan: Bhutto Killed

|BLACKFIVE| Former PM of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, Assassinated

|AKI| Pakistan: Al-Qaeda claims Bhutto’s death

|DANGER ROOM| Bhutto Assassinated

|CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS| What Next For Pakistan?

|BELMONT CLUB| What died with Benazir Bhutto?

|UK TELEGRAPH| Benazir Bhutto killed in gun and bomb attack

|THREATS WATCH| RapidRecon: Benazir Bhutto Assassinated in Pakistan

|NEPTUNUS LEX| Benazir Bhutto murdered in Pakistan

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