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The John Batchelor Show for March 2nd

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

It is Sunday Night. That can mean only one thing. John Batchelor will be on the radio.

7pm to 10 pm Eastern New York City WABC Feed

10pm to 1am Eastern Los Angeles KFI Feed

John Batchelor has started a blog called John Batchelor Sunday Show according to the ever faithful Pundita.

I have started a fresh pot of coffee, and I’ll sit back and enjoy the next 6 hours of very fine radio…and be thankful that Verizon saw fit to extend DSL Service this far out of town so that I might listen live.

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I Want One Of These!!! (No, Make That Three)

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Hat Tip: Op For

While not as quick as simply pulling a .45 and dispatching the target…that concept weapon has that air of coolness only Q Branch can provide. Which reminds me that “Quantum of Solace” is only 9 months away.

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Chavez Mobilizes Military, Closes Embassy With Colombia

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Speaking on his weekly television show, President Chavez also said Venezuela’s embassy in Colombia would close.

MHugo Chavez ordered tank battalions to the Colombian border and mobilized warplanes on Sunday after Colombian troops struck inside Ecuador in an attack on the FARC terrorists that for years have been launching attacks against government troops and then hide inside the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian borders.

He also ordered the shutting of Venezuela’s embassy in Colombia and the withdrawal of all diplomatic staff in the dispute, warning Colombia’s actions could spark a war in South America. “Mr. Defense Minister, move me 10 battalions to the frontier with Colombia immediately, tank battalions,” Chavez said on his weekly TV show. “The air force should mobilize. We do not want war.”

Chavez also said he would send Russian-made fighter jets into U.S. ally Colombia if its troops struck in Venezuela.

Colombia’s military said on Saturday troops had killed Raul Reyes, a leader of Marxist FARC rebels, during an attack on a jungle camp in Ecuador in a severe blow to Latin America’s oldest guerrilla insurgency. The operation included air strikes and fighting with rebels across the frontier.

Reyes had been accused of drug trafficking and of being involved in at least 57 murders. The United States had offered 5 million dollars for his capture.

On Sunday, Chavez began his TV program wit a minute of silence in honor of the dead narco-terrorist who he considered a “great revolutionary.”

Source: Yahoo! News

Upset at the death of FARC terrorist Raul Reyes at the hands of the Colombian army, Hugo Chávez accused the Colombian president of being a “criminal” and promised to “liberate” the neighboring country.

“The Colombian government has become the Israel of Latin America,” an agitated Chavez said, mentioning another country that he has criticized for its military strikes. “We aren’t going to permit Colombia to become the Israel of these lands.”
Chavez accused Colombian president Alvaro Uribe of being a puppet of Washington and acting on behalf of the U.S. government, saying “Dracula’s fangs are covered in blood.” “Some day Colombia will be freed from the hand of the (U.S.) empire,” Chavez said. “We have to liberate Colombia,” he added.

Source: USA Today

After Saturday’s operation 1.8km (one mile) into Ecuadorean territory, Colombia’s defence minister described the death of Reyes as the “biggest blow so far” to Farc.

But Mr Chavez described the strike as “a cowardly murder, all of it coldly calculated”.

He said Colombia “invaded Ecuador, flagrantly violated Ecuador’s sovereignty”.

Mr Chavez addressed his defence minister, asking him to “move 10 battalions to the border with Colombia for me, immediately” – a deployment likely to involve several thousand soldiers.

Source: BBC News
Hat Tip: Babalu Blog
Related: Paul Reyes on Wikipedia
Related: Gateway Pundit
Also: The Legend of Pine Ridge
Also: Wii 60 Forums

**update** 5.46pm Silo Breaker

**update** 6.14pm New York Slimes is reporting Ecuador want some of the action, and are sending troops to their border as well.

Is this merely posturing by Chavez because a fellow thug has been sent to his maker to answer for his crimes, or an attempt to raise the price of oil a little more? Would that Chavez could meet a similar fate.

Web Resources if there is a conflict:

Military Guides

Venezuela

Colombia

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A Post-Debate Interview with John Armor

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Here is the latest from Richard Bernier of “Sound Off Buncombe,” a local program airing on URTV.

John Armor’s Campaign Website.

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Highlights of the Carolina Stompers Membership Meeting

Posted by Thunder Pig on March 2, 2008

Here are the highlights from the Carolina Stompers Meeting held last Saturday, where they informed about 50 people about the progress of their investigation of the corruption of public officials in Buncombe and Madison Counties, as well as state officials.
The day after the meeting, agents from one of the targeted agencies, Alcohol Law Enforcement, raided a card game on the property of Chad Nesbitt’s grandfather.

Chad should be releasing more videos soon, including those he showed us last Saturday. I will hold off releasing my full coverage until that time.

Posted in Activism, asheville, Buncombe County, Carolina Stompers, Conservative Revolution, Corruption, crime, north carolina | 2 Comments »