Sunday, December 31, 2006

Islamic threats in Somalia

Here is an article written about the situation in Somalia. Read this and tell me we have no problem with Islam. Somali Troops Close In on 3 Wanted for U.S. Embassy Bombings.

This article by Fox News actually validates what I have been leaving in comments all over the place. That we have been involved in protecting the people in the Horn of Africa (HOA) for years. We have also been helping them with health concerns, education, sewage reform, etc. Yes, we are doing good things all over the world, but do not look to your TV or the newspapers to give you this information.

I have a few sites: Causes of Interest, DoD Daily News and Knickerbocker News in which you may read articles about all of these activies. Well, maybe not all of these, but many more than you will from the dinosaur press!

Other sites with information on this subject: JihadWatch.com, OPFOR and View from the Porch,

I also have a site called Love America First which is shared with many people. You may also read others writings on current issues. Have a great new year!

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Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saddam hanged: Video

If you would like to see the video, go to HotAir.com. You can see him dead, but it is kind of dark and foggy when he is hung. You will be able to see him dead.

If you are interested, here are some links and articles written for the build-up to this devils destruction: Have a good day.

Update: You may want to click on some of the links provided by HotAir. It goes from serious to ridicuous. After all, some know evil when they see it, others never will...

Update 2: Again, I was too quick to write. There are a few more articles that you may interest you. First we have one from a commenter named "Mo" at Wizbang. He leads us to The Jawa Report. Of course no article is complete, when using bloggers links, without that of Pajamas Media. I highly recommend Pajamas Media for an everyday viewing. Another favorite is Little Green Footballs who also has the same video.

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Friday, December 29, 2006

Commentary: Saddam hanged

TimesOnline is reporting that Saddam has been sent to hell. They didn't say it like that, but I can see no other place for him to go. He can now sit with his favorite person, Hitler. Yes, didn't you know he admired him? Maybe there are a lot more things you do not know! Try opening up your mind to learning.

I will try to have the video for you as soon as I can find it. The TV's here will not show it, but there are people in Iraq that will!

Here is the article I have been writing waiting for this to be finalized. Have a drink for aud lang sign!

Death Watch: Saddam to face Allah

Pajamas Media is following the news updates on when this bastard meets the true One and Only God.

Wizbang also has an updated watch on this situation. Both are doing a very well job of gathering the news about this hanging.

Curt at Flopping Aces has captured my attitude quite well. Great job! He is also keeping up with the news. You may want to see his site, because he has some evidence there that may convince you that this man deserves to die. We may need to be reminded, but the Iraqis do not.

I have been told, however, that Saddam will not be turned over to the Iraqis until the time of the hanging for obvious reasons. One is that we do not want him to get away. Secondly, we want to make sure this is done without any problems. After all, we deserve to see this bastard die for all the people he has murdered.

He may be hanging now for the crimes against humanity he committed against some of the Kurds, but make no mistake about it. He has murdered, tortured, raped, and had people grinded in a meat grinder while they were alive time and time again. They number in the millions.

At least one million in the Iraq-Iran war. Then there was the gassing of the Kurds. Let us never forget that crime. He also crushed the Shias in 1992 when they rose up against him to regain their freedom.

Editors Note: I am ashamed that our government did not help them. I pray for their forgiveness. I also pray that in some small way this will help to heal some of the wounds that have remained open until this time. Let this unify Iraq, and please God, bring stability to this litte region of the Middle East. Help them to grasp the meaning of a republic. Help them to understand that anything worth having is worth fighting for. Lord, help them to fight for freedom along side us and not against us. Thank You.

Update: I believe they should wait until Monday due to the religious overtones. The Sunnis believe that today is the day of the sparing of a life, while the Shias believe that Sunday is the day of the sparing of a life. To make sure that no one is outraged by not following this tradional religious ceremony, what would it hurt to wait a couple day?

Update 2: Allahpundit has written a splendid article. He is right on top of this issue as well. As he ought to be. You see, he lived through it. Try telling him nothing happened. Try telling him Saddam is a victim. You will fall on deaf ears, you weaklings. You should be ashamed of yourselves for not recognizing crimes against humanity when you see them.

I write continuously about Darfur, Sudan. Everyone wants our Military to go into there and make it stop. Do you realize it is Muslim against Muslim? It is a civil war between rival warlords. Why is that okay and this is not? I do not understand you. Yes, I still support Darfur. I am supporting them in my own way for the cause, and we are winning. Do you think you can now give President Bush and Ambassador John Bolton a little credit for all the hard work they did? You people bother me immensely.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Valentine's Day for the Troops

Kat is already ready to make another push to support our men and women overseas. I say, "Let's do all we can!"

OPERATION: VALENTINE
Valentine's Day Card Drive for Troops

Let's show our troops we love and support them! Starting NOW, I will be collecting Valentine's cards to send to troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. If you wish to participate, please send light-hearted, silly, cheerful (and un-sealed) cards to this address:

Mrs. Kat Orr
Operation Valentine
P.O. Box 1660
Loganville, GA 30052

I am also collecting "Hershey's Kisses" and "Hershey's Hugs" candy, and any other silly Valentine's candy you'd like to send – lollipops, candy hearts, etc. It's cold over there now, so we can, for the moment, get away with sending CHOCOLATE!

You may also send a e-mail of support to the following email address: LoveFromHome@gmail.com. Any e-mail received to this e-mail account will be printed and mailed, together with the Valentine's cards.

The cards can be handmade or store-bought...for that matter, they don't even have to be cards; a hand-written letter is just as wonderful! Let's all band together and overwhelm our heroes with support and chase away those "after Christmas blues!"

ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2007

Thank you so much for having a heart for our heroes !

If you have any questions about this campaign, please e-mail me at LoveFromHome@gmail.com. Also, you might wish join my Yahoo Group, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LoveFromHome in order to receive updates about the progress of this and other card drives.

**IMPORTANT NOTE: This is not a "dating service" of any type. Please do not send suggestive or otherwise inappropriate cards or pictures. I will be reading and screening every Card received to ensure that the above guidelines are adhered to (please don't seal the envelopes, by the way ~ that will make it much easier on me)! Any card deemed inappropriate will not be sent! Remember: This is strictly to let the troops know that we love them, we are proud of them and that WE HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN THEM!

Thank you everyone who participates. You will never know how much you mean to our troops and me. I thank God for each and everyone of you.

Capitol of Somalia Re-Captured!

Ethiopian and Somalian Troops have moved into Mogadishu today, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2006, forcing the Islamic Court Union to flee. They have eliminated over 2000 al Qaida enemies, and now they will go to the southern part of Somalia to wipe out the whole lot of them.

In the mean time, there is celebration in the streets of Somalia. This only proves to the world that the reporting on these remote places cannot depend on the news being given them by the enemy. I only hope the AP would learn this lesson...again.

Here are the sources used: Somalia Gov't Troops Enter Mogadishu, by The Guardian Unlimitted.
Al-Qaida's "Islamic State of Iraq" Urges Immediate Support for Somali Islamists, CounterTerrorism Blog by Evan Kohlmann.
Islamic fighters quitting Somalia front, by Salad Duhul.

Update: Bill Roggio at The Fourth Rail has written a wonderful article with more insight into this situation. Don't get too excited yet about the fall of the ICU. They may be going after another insurgency strategy. Hat-tip to Daveed Gartenstein-Ross who has also written a fine article.

If the link for the Guardian is no longer valid, try this one. If the link for Salad's article is unavailable, try this one.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Somalia: an update

After hearing Captain Dale Dye talk about the fighting going on in Somalia, my fears have been confirmed. It has now escalated into a war between the nuts and the Ethopians. (Nuts being a word used by Gen. Patten in WWII. Take it up with him.)
Ethiopia 'is at war'
24/12/2006 21:21 - (SA)

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia is at war with the Islamists in neighbouring Somalia who want to rule according to the Qur'an, Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi said on Sunday.

"Our defene force has been forced to enter a war to defend (against) the attacks from extremists and anti-Ethiopian forces and to protect the sovereignty of the land," Meles said in a television address.

This came just after his country had launched fighter jets and artillery against Islamic militants.

Ethiopia backs Somalia's fragile government, which has been losing ground to the Islamists for months.
Reuters, Yahoo News, Little Green Footballs and the Boston Globe also have covered this war...finally.

You may read the article about this war I wrote on the 19th of December if you so choose. Douglas Farah has been paying even closer attention to this situation. He has written another article entitled, "The Somali War Spills Over," December 22, 2006. He writes with others at CounterTerrorismBlog. It is a very fine source of news and analysis. Have a good day.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

News from Japan, Africa, ME and India

Japan

Japan rolls back pacifist pillars.
TOKYO, Japan (AP) -- Japan's conservative government chipped away at two pillars of the country's postwar pacifism, requiring schools to teach patriotism and upgrading the Defense Agency to a full ministry for the first time since World War II. [Read the whole article.

Darfur, Sudan; Liberia

Bush adds 8 countries to anti-malaria campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Declaring that malaria can be defeated, President Bush on Thursday added eight countries to a U.S. initiative aimed at combatting the disease in Africa and slashing its mortality rate by half in targeted nations. [Read the whole article.]
U.S. gives Sudan until year-end to accept UN force.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Sudan must allow a team of U.N. personnel into Darfur and formally accept an international force for the area by the end of the year or face unspecified U.S. steps next year, a U.S. special envoy said Wednesday. [Read the whole article.
Sudan's refugees in Chad beg for help as killing widens.
GOZ AMER, Chad (Reuters) -- Thousands of people who fled to Chad from Sudan's Darfur region pleaded with the U.N.'s top refugee official on Friday to either move them or protect them against cross-border raids that have killed hundreds. [Read the whole article.]
Sudan agrees to U.N. peacekeeping plan.
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The Sudanese government has accepted the U.N. package for Darfur, including the deployment of what is called a "hybrid" peacekeeping operation of U.N. and African Union troops, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said Friday. [Read the whole article.]

Middle East

Pentagon considers Navy buildup in Gulf.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Defense Department is thinking about a major buildup of U.S. Navy forces in the Gulf as a show of force against Iran, a senior defense official said Tuesday. [Read the whole article.]

India

Bush signs nuclear deal with India.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President George W. Bush signed away decades of U.S. nuclear policy by agreeing to a change in U.S. law that will let India receive U.S. civilian nuclear technology and fuel. [Read the whole article.]
Please use the link that states, "Read the whole article." If that link is no longer valid, then just click onto the title of the article. Thank you.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Editor: A Prayer Request

I have a prayer request for two Long Beach Police Officers who were shot today at around 1:20pm at the corner of Broadway and 6th Street. They were in their car when someone(s) shot into the car. We do not have many details as of yet (5:26pm), but I believe they are in the hospital. Please, if you read this, pray for them to fully recover and for God to comfort their families. This is terrible, but God can use it for good. Thank you all for your prayers, and have a very Merry Christmas or Happy Hanukkah.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Pundit Review will be on the Radio Thu. 12/21/06

Everyone who listens to the Pundit Review knows they are on the air from 7-10pm EST on Sunday nights. Well, they will also be on the air tomorrow night! Gregg will be interviewing David Limbaugh at 7pm EST about his book, "Bankrupt: The Intellectual and Moral Bankruptcy of the Democrat Party."

During the 8th and 9th hours, Kevin and Gregg will discuss the Reason for the Season: Jesus Christ. It is going to be a wonderful show. Make sure you tune in everyone!

Gregg Jackson is also the author of "Conservative Comebacks to Liberal Lies." It is a very good book. I may even get an opportunity to interview him! Keep your fingures crossed for me. Have a blessed day.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

WWIII, Theatre 3: Somalia v. Ethiopia

In 1991, there was a famine in Somalia. This tugged on the people of America's collective heart-string through the media. In 1992, President Bush sent troops with humanitarian aid to help the people and in 1993, we fled because we had a weak administration. The attacks on the US Embassies were planned and executed from Somalia. al Qaida was in Somalia and Sudan from at least 1993 until today. This small country has been at war for fifteen years, they have seen famines, and now they are experiencing floods.
The government now holed up in Baidoa was formed in 2004 with the help of the United Nations, but it has struggled to assert its authority. The Islamic network that has emerged to fill the vacuum in much of southern Somalia, including the capital, Mogadishu, has among it radicals who have been linked to anti-Western terrorists and have vowed to bring Quranic rule to Somalia. [Read the whole article.]
That is pretty much the simplified background. Now to bring you up-to-day. For about a year now, al Qaida has been trying to set up a new base for operations. In June they infiltrated and planned a successful coup in Somalia. They have been slowly expanding. This is not good news for anyone, except al Qaida.
Ali Muhammad Gedi, the Prime Minister of Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG), was reported to have said war with the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC), which controls the capital, Mogadishu, and much of central and southern Somalia, was imminent and inevitable.
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The UIC claimed Ethiopian troops were in the country to support the fledgling transitional government. However, Ethiopian officials have denied sending a fighting force to Somalia, but have acknowledged that their "military advisers" were helping the transitional government, which is based in the southern town of Baidoa. [Read this short article.]
These reporters should do more research, however. The Islamists gave Ethiopia one week to leave the area on the 12th of December, 2006. The time was up this Tuesday. As you may well have guessed, shots have been fired.
Indeed, some American officials said the United States supported Ethiopia's military buildup because they felt it was the only way to protect the weak Baidoa government from being overrun, to force the Islamists to the negotiating table and to contain what they called a growing regional threat. [Read the whole article, it is lenghy.]
Finally, there is a man that comes highly recommended who has written an article about this situation yesterday. His name is Douglas Farah, and you will find his article by clicking on his name. Just to give you a sample:
One of the most astonishing statements in today’s Washington Post look at Somalia comes from John D. Negroponte, the director of national intelligence.
Negroponte said that “I don’t think there are hard and fast views,” on al Qaeda in Somalia, noting that Somalia “has come back on the radar screen only fairly recently,” and the question is whether the Islamist government “is the next Taliban,” he said. “I don’t think I’ve seen a good answer.”

It is hard to know what “only recently” means as far as being on the intelligence communty radar screen, but it has been clear for well over a year that Islamist groups were making a move to take over. It is clear for almost eight months that they have, in fact, defeated U.S.-backed forces, imposed sharia law on much of the country and moved to spread the Islamist revolution.
It is clear to most people who have been watching this part of the world for any length of time (more than a few months) that there is another war in the making. Again, it is not a democratically elected state or entity who has started this war in this theatre. They will, however, expect a response from the USA. Will we wipe them out or will we prove they are correct? That we are weak? Sometimes it is a wonder that anyone even knows the fact that we are at war...God, heal our land.

Update: Daveed Gartenstein-Ross has written a marvelous article at CounterTerrorism Blog about the new video by al-Zawihiri, the ISG and how al Qaida is using it and how they spreading their evil religion to Somalia. I happen to agree with his analysis. We can no more allow the negotiation-side to make al Qaida a legimate actor than we can to write a sharia constitution.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Sunday's America's Victory '08 is available: 12/18/06

Today's America's Victory '08 is available for reading. Here are there titles:
Here are the hot posts of the day!

Senators are Undermining War on Terror by Matt A from The ACT Blog.

Purpose of UN: Dead on Arrival by Rosemary from Knickerbocker News.

Mitt for President (NOT!!!) by Steven J Kelso Sr. from Made 4 The Internet.

Bush and Assad ‘get into it’ by Rosemary from Knickerbocker News.

As always, the writers welcome your comments!

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I really enjoyed reading my coworkers' articles. There is much talent here. I hope you stop by and read them.

Mine are listed under my cyber newspaper's name, Knickerbocker News. Just so you know. This way when I speak of my co-workers, you will know I am not including myself. Although...mine are quite good as well! lol. Have a great day.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Today's 'America's Victory '08' is availiable

Knickerbocker News has joined forces with America's Victory '08, and today's articles are now available. Please visit this site, and let us know what you think.
Here are today’s postings!

The Speech that Should be Delivered Here in the USA by Darth Dilbert from Retrun of the Conservatives.

Will the World Stand by Again? by Rosemary from Knickerbocker News.

Converted From Liberalism To Conservatism by Malinda from The Blah Blah Blog.

How Do They Explain the Evidence of the Holocaust? by Big Dog from Big Dog’s Weblog

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Would you care to write editorials with us? There is a place for you to leave your name if you decide this to be in your interest. Are we missing something? By all means, let's us know! Are there problems with the site? Again, please let us know by leaving a comment on the front page.

There are two ways to leave comments. You can leave a comment on the front page which looks just as the listing above, or you may leave a comment on each individual page. I really hope you enjoy, because we are trying to get a dialogue started.

Thank you, and have a great day.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Islam gets concessions: infidels get conquered

Islam gets concessions; infidels get conquered

(latimes.com)  IN THE DAYS before Pope Benedict XVI's visit last Thursday to the Hagia Sophia complex in Istanbul, Muslims and Turks expressed fear, apprehension and rage...

 

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Son of Taylor to face torture charges

Deposed dictator, Charles Taylor, is awating trial at the Hague, Netherlands sometime early next year. He is being charged with crimes against humanity and war crimes. As the old saying goes, the acorn does not fall far from the tree.

His son, Charles McArthur Emmanuel, is being held in Miami on charges of torture. This will be a vital case to show all dictators and the victims that they will not be free from punishment when they commit such terrible crimes.
    "The indictment said that in 2002, a man was abducted from his home, and Emmanuel and others burned him with an iron, forced him at gunpoint to hold scalding water, applied electric shocks to his genitals and other body parts and rubbed salt in this wounds." Read the whole article here
Not in the United States of America. This is the first case of torture since its inception of the law to prosecute perpetrators of such ugly deeds twelve years ago.

"Chuckie," as they call him (his real name is 'Roy M. Belfast, Jr.'), grew up in Boston, Mass, and he moved to Liberia in 1997 to join his father. He participated in some of the most horrendous acts against civillians and their neighbors.

Human Rights Watch has been paying close attention to Liberia, and they say justice is too slow there. After all, it took many years of Charles Taylor's rule to virtually disseminate the system. It was left in a disgraceful condition so the new President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has been trying to work at putting one back into practice. It is a long term project. Yet, they are pleased with the progress they see in the United States of America.
    “From our perspective, this indictment is a crucial step by the U.S. government in insuring justice for torture. It’s important for the U.S., but it’s also important, especially for Liberian victims. This would be the U.S. government’s first ever charges on torture committed abroad and it’s a very important step for victims in Liberia who have suffered by Chuckie Taylor’s alleged crimes,” she said. Read the whole article
Editorial Note: It is about time there is some justice for the Liberian people. They have suffered greatly during Taylor's 20 year struggle for power and his wars. Thankfully, the children do not have to fear that they will drugged to the point of addiction to fight in these wars for these cowards who will not lift a finger to do it themselves. Really brave, eh? Where do these animals come from? Evil. It is the only answer.

If either link provided above is no longer available, you may read the article here.

Learn more about this topic from Douglas Farah. He is a very intelligent counter-intelligence man who has been watching this rather closely as well.

Baker Report Slams Israel

With a saddened heart I have to comment on the Baker report.

Breitbart.com is reporting some alarming news they claim is buried deep in the 160 page Iraq Study Group Report:

Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows

I cannot verify how close to the truth this story really is, but, if it means what I think it means and is a truthful story as reported by Breitbart.com, this may be a very grave development that does not deserve a pass.

Quoted from the Breitbart news story:

"A reference to Palestinians' "right of return" in the report issued by the high-level Iraq Study Group broke a diplomatic taboo which sparked immediate concern in Israel and surprise among Middle East policy experts.

The reference was buried deep inside a 160-page report that urged US President George W. Bush to renew efforts to revive Israel-Palestinian peace talks as part of a region-wide bid to end the chaos in Iraq.

"This report is worrisome for Israel particularly because, for the first time, it mentions the question of the 'right of return' for the Palestinian refugees of 1948," said a senior Israeli official, who was reacting to the US policy report on condition he not be identified. A Middle East analyst who was involved in the Iraq Study Group discussions but did not participate in drafting the report expressed surprise when the reference was pointed out to him by a reporter....Source: Baker panel's mention of Palestinian "right of return" raises eyebrows"

Here is the Iraq Study Group Report Text found on pages 57 and 58:

RECOMMENDATION 16: In exchange for these actions andin the context of a full and secure peace agreement, the Israelis should return the Golan Heights, with a U.S. security guarantee for Israel that could include an international force on the border, including U.S. troops if requested by both parties.

RECOMMENDATION 17: Concerning the Palestinian issue, elements of that negotiated peace should include:
• Adherence to UN Security Council Resolutions 242 and 338 and to the principle of land for peace, which are the only bases for achieving peace.
• Strong support for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority to take the lead in preparing the way for negotiations with Israel.
• A major effort to move from the current hostilities by consolidating the cease-fire reached between the Palestinians and the Israelis in November 2006.
• Support for a Palestinian national unity government.

The Way Forward—A New Approach

• Sustainable negotiations leading to a final peace settlement along the lines of President Bush’s two-state solution, which would address the key final status issues of borders, settlements, Jerusalem, the right of return, and the end of conflict. ISG Report

Read and weep. The enemies of Israel are partying tonight. It may come to pass that the world as we knew it, will end by the leftist and stalist agenda.

Yesterday before this damn report was released, I had some concerns that this report was a sham job. We are going to have to study every word. Mr. Baker and his commission deserves a very close look.

We all bettere watch out what we wish for. The hidden agenda of the left is coming closer to a climax.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Bush accepts Bolton's UN Resignation

Bush caves to the Democratic Senate!  Bush ****cans Bolton.  According to a White House Press release, U.N. Ambassador John Bolton will step down when his temporary appointment expires within weeks.  It appears that the administration is picking its fights with caution and will not appoint Bolton for a second recess appointment.  Perhaps Bush should ask former President Clinton if he would like at nomination.

Bolton's nomination has languished in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for more than a year, blocked by Democrats and several Republicans. Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a moderate Republican who lost in the midterm elections Nov. 7 that swept Democrats to power in both houses of Congress, was adamantly opposed to Bolton.  For the latest on Bolton being thrown out, please visit KFMB Channel 8 News, San Diego, California: Bolton ousted