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Posted by Thunder Pig on March 14, 2008
Posted by Thunder Pig on March 5, 2008
As al Qaeda in Iraq is targeted in the northern city of Mosul, pressure continues to be applied to the terror network nationwide. US and Iraqi security forces have killed or captured 26 senior leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq’s terror network over the past several weeks, Major General Kevin Bergner, the spokesman for Multinational Forces Iraq said in a briefing in Baghdad on March 5. Many of those killed or captured have come from the northern regions, where al Qaeda is struggling to reestablish its network during a joint US and Iraqi military onslaught.
Eight of those killed were emirs, or leaders responsible for “a geographic or functional area,” five were cell leaders, and 13 were facilitators “involved in supporting the network of foreign terrorists, organizing the movement and security of senior leaders of the terrorist cells, or the making and use of improvised explosives and suicide vests,” Bergner said.
Bergner identified 11 of those killed or captured by name. The list highlights how al Qaeda’s operations have shifted from Anbar and Baghdad provinces to the northern provinces of Diyala, Salahadin and Ninewa. Of those al Qaeda leaders identified, five operated in Mosul, two in Tikrit, one in Sharqat, and one in Baqubah, all in the north. Only two of those identified as killed or captured came from Baghdad.
Source: The Long War Journal
And, on a related note, since the surge has proven to be so successful, the Democrats have moved the goal post once again…claiming that political benchmarks haven’t been met. Well, just take a read at the 5-part series Inside Iraqi Politics for ammunition to fire back at your lefty friends.
A portion of the fifth installment is below:
Unified Retirement Law, Accountability and Justice Law,
and General Amnesty Law
These three laws specifically have the potential to advance stability and reconciliation. They are designed to clarify pension rules for Iraqis in need of economic support, reintegrate some former members of Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party into government employment, and release primarily Sunni Arab detainees accused of insurgency but held without trial or conviction.
The Coalition Provisional Authority’s 2003 decision to purge more than 1 million former Baathists from government and deny them retirement benefits created strong political and economic incentives for rebellion among those disenfranchised. What followed was the rise of a predominantly Sunni nationalist insurgency that presaged al Qaeda infiltration of Iraq and the resulting sectarian conflict. Taken together, the Unified Retirement Law and the Accountability and Justice Law remove some of the negative incentives by expanding the number of former Baathists who can re-enter public service or receive retirement pay from the government, though concerns remain about certain aspects of the latter law and its eventual implementation.
The 275-member Council of Representatives, Iraq’s parliament, passed the Unified Retirement Law by a 106-39 vote on Oct. 4, 2007, barely exceeding the minimum attendance of 138 required for quorum. The law grants retired civil servants pensions equal to 80 percent of their salaries and, significant for reconciliation, also provides pensions to members of the former Iraqi Army, many of whom had been involved in the insurgency. The law removes eligibility distinctions between those who retired before or after the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein.
“It’s removing discrimination based on social status or political affiliation,” said Phil Reeker, Counselor for Public Affairs at the American Embassy in Baghdad.
The Unified Retirement Law paved the way for parliament’s Jan. 12 passage of the Accountability and Justice Law, also known as “de-Baathification reform.” This law reforms the previously sweeping terms of removal of former Baathists from government service, and was passed unanimously by the 143 members of parliament who were present, though several major voting blocs rejected it via abstention. The law features some terms favorable to Sunni reconciliation, including reinstatement of the jobs or pensions of those who were in the bottom six levels of the Baath Party’s 10 ranks, a clarification of pension rules, and a new appeals mechanism. But other facets of the law are considered potentially unfavorable to reconciliation and are strongly opposed by Sunni representatives. Those controversial aspects include the law’s maintenance of a committee that scrutinizes the rehiring of former Baathists and the extension of de-Baathification purges to new areas of government, including Iraq’s judiciary.
So, the anti-American war protester I discussed in a previous post is just part of the 5th and 6th columns in America fighting against our victory in Iraq. The real agenda with these protesters is Revolutionary Defeatism  , where there goal is the destruction of America, and western civilization, in order to pave the way for a Socialist Civilization.
We conservatives should be about studying the enemy, both foreign and, in this case, domestic…they are every bit as dangerous (if not more):
The Chinese have a saying; when you hunt tigers, learn about tigers, learn about their habitat, their diet, their habits and their tactics. If you do not fully know about the tiger, you are not hunting tigers, you are just walking in the woods. A Western equivalent phrase is “Know your enemy”. I know mine, how they think, how they operate and what their end goal is, and the tactics they will use to try and silence and stop me. Do you? In order to defeat the far left, we need to know him, and without a grasp of the concept of revolutionary defeatism, we do not truly know our enemy; we are just walking in the woods….
Posted by Thunder Pig on October 14, 2007
The News Media, and the Left (But I Repeat Myself !), have been seeking ways to undermine the war effort against the jihadis since it began. They are continuing their tradition to assist the enemy just like during the Third World War (The Cold War) by many means. They have denied it was a war, they have blamed us, they have attempted to deny funding for the war, they have smeared our troops, and any who support them and their mission.
I have long asserted that Haditha was a hoax, that our soldiers acted bravely. The Media, and Ally in the Jihad Against the West, Congressman Jack Murtha, have told bald-faced lies about our fine soldiers. I have repeatedly called Jihadi Murtha’s Office, and asked when he was going to apologize for taking part in operations against our government. I usually get hung up on within a minute or so.
Now, a movie is going to be released from an Artsy Lefty about Haditha:
No surprise who the villain will be: Marines. He told Time Out magazine, “Their (Marines’) standard operating procedure rules are so f—ing hard-core. If, for example, a house is described as ‘hostile,’ then you just kill everyone in the house. It doesn’t matter if it contains 2-year-olds or the elderly.”
Since there’s an investigation under way, Broomfield won’t use real names. He says he wants to be fair to the Marines; I say he doesn’t want to get sued. This true regisseur (regisseur is what you call a director who makes movies that only students attending film school will voluntarily sit through) views a greater cause from his humble masterpiece. A bigger picture, if you will.
“I think there have been lots of Hadithas, and there are lots of Hadithas every year.”
The screen goes black, violins play and the credits roll.
But this is where reality and entertainment part ways because there are so many details that would ruin the good vs. evil plot. Broomfield probably won’t tell you the previously mentioned “young journalism student” was actually a 46-year-old founder of a new “human rights group” that only had one other member. Or that the video of the “massacre” was handed over to the press four months after it was shot.
A high-drama film may not want to mention that the Time Out magazine writer, Tim McGirk, refused to testify during the Marines’ hearing, possibly because his testimony under oath could make him and his publication liable for legal action. Former Marine and Rep. John Murtha himself will have to answer directly to a judge for his public comments.
“They actually went into the houses and killed women and children,” the Pennsylvania congressman said. Murtha has yet to acknowledge that the majority of Marines have already been cleared of any wrongdoing.
Just to show how committed the director is to accuracy, Broomfield will shoot “The Battle for Haditha” in neighboring Jordan.
“We didn’t go to Haditha itself; it was too dangerous,” he explained.
Of course, the danger will not come from the Marines Broomfield will smear in his film, but more likely from the type of people who got shot during the alleged “massacre,” or as Broomfield calls them, the heroes of the story.
“I’m sure it happens on a lesser scale every single day,” Broomfield told a journalist. The British director may already see himself clutching an Oscar for best foreign film, even if only a handful of theaters show his work.
Surprisingly, the people of Haditha remember a different massacre than the man who has never actually visited the city. In 2005, terrorists assaulted a police station, led 20 police officers to a soccer field, placed them on their knees and shot each one in the back of the head.
Witnesses said the executioners removed the heads from the bodies and then kicked them around like soccer balls. The public killing of the officers were just the tip of the iceberg. Terrorists had previously killed the mayor, his son, a police chief and three members of his family. The script for this Haditha massacre will never be written, because for the artists who have a point to prove about truth and justice, fantasy is a lot more entertaining.
Source Article: Matt Sanchez
That is just one of the many examples of a Media ready, willing, and able to assist the jihadis in their Jihad Against the West. CNN will blur photos of a cartoon for fear of provoking typical Muslim rage, and their machinations to expose the hiding place of an artist to their ally jihadis:
The blurred-out drawing shown above is the one that first appeared in print in Sweden, in the newspaper Nerikes Allehanda. You can see the full image at right in situ, which we have here thanks to the quick thinking of Carpenter, who scanned it and sent it to us on August 22nd, the day it hit the newsstands.
But this wasn’t the first Modoggie to appear; there were plenty before the one printed by Nerikes Allehanda. This one was #6 of the drawings I collected, and I didn’t borrow all of them. As I predicted, the trouble didn’t start until a Modoggie found its way into the MSM. Ever since then that particular one, #6, has continued to be the focus of Islamic outrage and the attention of the Western media.
I can’t improve on the conclusion that Allahpundit draws from this whole affair:
See what’s going on here? After the disgraceful western media blackout of the Danish cartoons, CNN obviously felt it had to make some gesture towards showing the viewers the offending work. But not only didn’t they have the balls to show the offending part, they were sufficiently worried about being accused of, ahem, “Islamophobia” for the part that they did show that they went ahead and put up the drawing of Christ — which has nothing to do with the threat to Vilks — just to prove that they’re equal opportunity offenders.
So they blur out a Rondellhund drawing, but they prominently display the name of the town that Lars Vilks is “hiding” in. Three cheers for journalistic integrity!
Source Article: The Gates of Vienna
There are so many examples in the blogosphere of MAJ, or Media Assistance to the Jihad, that I have included an entire section in today’s West Carolina Report along with my usual twin focus on Foreign Jihad and Domestic Jihad. I usually include American Media efforts in the jihad in the Domestic Jihad category, and Foreign Media (BBC. al Jazeera, al-Reuters) in the Foreign Jihad Category.
I suspect I will soon have to include a category enititled Congressional Assistance to the Jihad, or for a shorter ( and more appropriate) title, The Mujahadeen of Murtha. I could use a photo of a hijab-wearing Pelosi sandwiched between the Islamic Rage Boy and an Enraged Murtha…all shouting “Allahu-Ackbar!”
Here is a small portion of my links at West Carolina Report regarding the ongoing efforts of our media to assist the jihadis:
MEDIA ASSISTANCE TO THE JIHAD
Never forget that the Left (including the Media) wants us to lose this war very badly, and will tell any lie, over report set backs, or ignore good news in order to get that accomplished. Part of their strategy includes attacking those with big enough megaphones (Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, Michelle Malkin, LGF, David Horowitz, etc) that are working to expose their lies.
This is part of the reason I have re-arranged my life so that I go to bed around 8pn and wake up between 2am and 3am nearly every morning: to seek out and report on news that the Media wish to suppress, to report on what they are twisting, to find links to others who are doing a far better job at it than I ever could. I post those links as headlines Drudge-style at West Carolina Report, and expand on some here at Thunder Pig when appropriate. I subscribe to over a thousand blogs, and nearly 400 news sources in various online readers in an effort to do an end-run around my molasses-speed dial-up, and in an attempt to stand at the firehose of data…trying to spoon out relevant data ignored or discarded by the Lefty Media-types.
It is time we recognize, name, and expose the enemy in our midst. Our very survival depends upon it, and I will be unveiling anew tool this winter that will be very useful to those who love Truth, Justice, and the American Way.
Posted by Thunder Pig on May 29, 2007
Or, How I Quit Living in Fear of Freedom of Speech, and Learned to Love Neo-Stalinism
I hope the events unfolding in Venezuela has been an awakening for people on how the Hard-Core Lefties think, and the cognitive dissonance they bathe in will lead to the horrors of tyranny every single time it is tried!
Hugo Chavez, who has been given dictatorial powers “only during the current emergency“, and an extended term in office, has assumed the worship of the American Communists once only occupied by El Presidente Fidel Castro. And, like him, he will continue to find ways to remain in power far beyond his current term expires. Sort of like Darth Vader for earthlings without the twisted false messiah ending in Episode VI of Star Wars.
The Kids at Daily KKKos support and rationalize the gutting of Free Speech in Venezuela, and I promise you, they wish they could do the same thing here in America to Fox News (a breeding ground for the hated RINOS), Conservative Talk, and the Conservative Blogosphere via “Net Neutrality.’
An excerpt from a Buzzle article:
Radio Caracas Television – the country’s “oldest and most popular” private channel – hosted an emotional farewell to viewers and depicted its imminent demise as a political watershed. “This marks a turn toward totalitarianism,” said its director, Marcel Granier.
The government ridiculed the notion and said it was exercising its legal right not to renew the concession of a channel which had “polluted” the airwaves with anti-democratic coup-mongering as well as sleazy soap operas.
“anti-democratic coup mongering as well as sleazy soap operas,” by those standards, three quarters (or more) of American Television, and virtually all of Hollywood should be at risk of being taken off the air! Most especially on the sleaze. The left have been coup-mongering, and the Democratic Duo of Pelosi & Reid backed off once they realized Americans will not stand for it. (80 million gun owners would soon correct that mistake!)
Here are some more articles on the brave souls fighting against tyranny in Venezuela, much like the Contras we helped two decades ago in Central America:
The president says the new channel that took RCTV’s place at midnight on Sunday (0400 GMT Monday) will better reflect the socialist revolution he has pledged to lead.
Never forget that socialism cannot survive when there is competition from other ideologies, and must sink to using violence to remove them. That is part of what the Fairness Doctrine is intended to set into play, to force successful conservative programs to loose part of their air-time to the socialists until a way can be found to remove them from the air.
Posted by Thunder Pig on May 23, 2007
In loving memory…
The United States of America
It was good while it lasted. Too bad it’s over.
Every great country must come to an end. In man’s history, the average age of a great civilization is about 200 years. America made it a bit longer, but now it’s time has come as well.
Now I don’t mean to say that overnight the place will suddenly cease to exist. However, the America that was created over 200 years ago is completely gone now. It’s been on a decline for some time, and this really is it. I remember well the celebrations of 1976 (though I was quite young) — and I would be willing to be there will be no celebration in 2076. The country has died.
I do not write this lightly, nor without great thought. I do not write this with joy or sarcasm. I write this, fervently believing that it is true, despite the rejections and declarations of many.
There were brief rays of hope that paused the decline of freedom and liberty. Ronald Reagan, from 1980-1988 worked hard and tirelessly to stop oppression and really gave hope to a lot of people. He renewed faith in America and in it’s people. But that was just an upward blip on the steady decline of the country. Under the leadership of Newt Gingrich, there was another upward tick for just a short time in 1994. This blip was smaller than the 80s, and shorter. But with the passage of global amnesty, the decline is complete. There is no hope for America.
Now I’m not saying I’m hopeless. I’m not feeling personally bad. But there is no hope for America today. America was built on a strong Christian work ethic. America was a great country once. It was built on rugged individualism — people worked hard and knew hard work would be rewarded. America was truly a shining light on a hill — a beacon of freedom around the world. America defeated Communism. America defeated Hitler and Nazi Germany when they wanted to rule the world. America had a real identity, and the whole world knew it. But that is to be no more.
My personal realization that we had lost our Republic was the lack of response to the murder of dozens of Americans at Waco [by the citizenry en masse and the other branches of government]. That was when I began digging caches. Our underwhelming response to 9/11 was another alarm. Amnesty for law-breaking Alien Invaders is just another increase in the volume of the alarm.
Posted by Thunder Pig on May 12, 2007
Across the U.S., spirited and determined demonstrations of hundreds of thousands of workers took place on May Day, international day of the working class. In L.A., Chicago and New York City, in Miami and Boston, in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, in Denver, Phoenix, Seattle and Portland, in Detroit, Minneapolis, and many many more cities and towns, working people stood as one to demand their rights. Everywhere the stand that An Injury to One is an Injury to All could be seen. The actions denounced deportations, detentions and the brutal separation of families. They stood against racism and war, against profiling and the terrorism of the government. Many women with children and youth joined in, rejecting the demand that youth join the military and demanding education and healthcare. Broad opposition to criminalization, not only of undocumented workers, but of the youth in their high schools, farmers in the fields, factory workers contending with raids and attacks on their unions, could be seen. United, all together, protesters said We Defend the Rights of All!
In New York City, immigrant workers from many countries poured into the streets with their flags and signs. Whether Polish or Peruvian, Haitian or Filipino, Pakistani or El Salvadoran, Chinese or Irish, together they stood against government impunity. They opposed the many attacks on their rights in the U.S. and also opposed U.S. interference and aggression in their home countries. Numerous community and immigrant rights organizations also made their presence known, as did the many anti-war activists who joined the actions. Participants reflected the broad spirit that through building resistance, the peoples will win, chanting Si Se Puede! It Can Be Done! Nowhere did government efforts to silence or intimidate the peoples prevail.
Source: Voice of Revolution
Parent Website: U.S. Marxist-Leninist Organization
Hat Tip: Robert M.
The use of the word “worker” when talking about “people” is a clue that Communists are in the house. Like our modern Democrat (ic!) Party, Communists do not see people as indivivuals, only as part of a group, an ingredient, if you will, that is necessary to bring about a utopiafor “the working class” or “the working man.”
They do not see them as individuals, working their way through life, sometimes with a lot of success, sometimes, not so much. The key here is that Capitalism acknoledges merit, worth, and accomplishment by individuals, who are responsible for their success, or lack of it in the Free Market.
If I do good work, I am rewarded with good pay. If my employer does not acknowledge that to my satisfaction, I can seek better wages elsewhere. Over time, if I have saved more than I bring in, I can start my own business and make even more money, and employ people, and add to the communities where I live, and my employees live.
Most Americans are, at some level, privy to this game played by the left, and their bed-partners, the Communists. Illegal Aliens, for the most part, are not. In order for the left, and Communists, to maintain the hope of taking over and doing away with Capitalism is the creation and maintenance of a Peasant Class. A group of people who will let others do their political thinking for them, and show up en masse when required. Many of them are showing up at the polls as well. It is my belief that major vote fraud is taking place, and I may have something to report on that during the next election, if my plans go well.
You may laugh when I say they mean to take over not only the USA, but the entire world as well, just like the Islamic Imperialists. Right now, while both are relatively weak militarily, they will work together [NY Sun] [LGF] [Al-Ahram] to improve their position until they can take us down, then they aim to eliminate the other.
And here is the last paragraph of that report:
Worldwide the same determined spirit was evident. Throughout the Americas, in Africa, Asia and Europe, workers and oppressed peoples stood as one to say, We Are One Humanity Fighting for Another World!
Fighting for Another World? Would that be the World of Communism, perhaps?
Remember, the price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance, not Peace Dividends.
Posted by Thunder Pig on May 8, 2007
A recent poll seems to indicate that 60% of Democrats believe that President George W. Bush had more to do with 9/11 than Saddam ‘The Butcher of Baghdad’ Hussein!!!
This is an alien concept to me, and I am a heavy consumer of science fiction going back to the early 70’s. I have read some very weird stuff. This beats all that with a stick.
I have a firm grasp on reality. I am beginning to believe in the concept of mass hysteria, a type of insanity that spreads just by hearing about it. A Vocal Virus. Eating away at your brain, until you become a pod person…blindly following the vomitus that passes for discourse. No wonder so many people I know are buying weapons, and burying them in the ground. Buying survival supplies, and training for guerrilla war. I admit to having made some preparations myself. But for me, it was a mostly harmless hobby, keeping my warfighting skills honed.
This latest story makes me realize that another American Civil War may be in the offing, and that is tragic. What happened to Critical Thinking Skills? Have I gone mad as well?
Ooops! Got so carried away, I forgot this part.
Or, are the Democrats (the majority, anyway) just saying that for political posturing purposes? Are they just messing with the pollsters?
I certainly hope so.
Or, is Moveon.org beginning to drive the Democrat Party bus?
Posted by Thunder Pig on April 20, 2007
An Open Letter to Senator Harry Reid [Copperhead Dhimmicrat]
Dear Senator Reed:
In my opinion, you have crossed the line with your declaration that we have lost.
Shame on you Senator, you have betrayed your nation, your oath of office, and history will spit on your memory.
Should you decide to act like a man, I have a video for you, which I found posted on Free Republic: