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France’s Problem

While the Foley debacle is fast becoming a lesson in why one should never trust “the news” anymore, back at the ranch there is some disturbing news coming out of France which the MSM will not talk about.

Muslims (and not just “youth” anymore) are waging a veritable civil war against French police on a daily basis. Naturally the politicians are trying to downplay the reality of what is going on while the officers on the ground know exactly what the threat is:

Senior officers insisted that the problem was essentially criminal in nature, with crime bosses on the estates fighting back against tough tactics.

The interior minister, Nicolas Sarkozy, who is also the leading centre-Right candidate for the presidency, has sent heavily equipped units into areas with orders to regain control from drug smuggling gangs and other organised crime rings. Such aggressive raids were “disrupting the underground economy in the estates”, one senior official told Le Figaro.

However, not all officers on the ground accept that essentially secular interpretation. Michel Thoomis, the secretary general of the hardline Action Police trade union, has written to Mr Sarkozy warning of an “intifada” on the estates and demanding that officers be given armoured cars in the most dangerous areas.

He said yesterday: “We are in a state of civil war, orchestrated by radical Islamists. This is not a question of urban violence any more, it is an intifada, with stones and Molotov cocktails. You no longer see two or three youths confronting police, you see whole tower blocks emptying into the streets to set their ‘comrades’ free when they are arrested.”

All I know is that the Europeans had better wake up fast. Regardless of how much the Islamists hate America, they hate you too and your decades long “plan” of appeasement is only giving them more time to breed you out of existence.

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Muslims Kill Nun, Threaten Pope

The Byzantine Emperor that Pope Benedict XVI was quoting was Manuel II Paleologus, who said:

“Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.”

What, like shooting a nun in the back 3 times who dedicated her life to helping the poor and needy in Somalia or saying the Pope must die?

I think this about sums up the idiocy of not only Muslim radicals hellbent on war, but of reporters who are so blind that they actually write something as asinine as this:

One top Islamist source told Reuters there was “a very high possibility” the attack was linked to controversy over a recent speech by Pope Benedict which angered Muslims who thought it showed their religion to be innately violent.

So the message is that you shouldn’t defame Islam by saying that it is inherently violent, or else Muslims will murder you.

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Religion of Ignorance

So previously we couldn’t say or do anything to insult Islam or its prophet Mohammed.  Now, one can’t even quote someone from the 14th century who does as such without instigating a global fatwa against the Pope and by extension those which follow Christianity.

What is intersting is that in the cartoon flap, that sort of pitted Europe’s notion of free speech against Islam.  Islam won of course because most newspapers and media wouldn’t republish the cartoons.  Europe essentially rolled over an played the dog and pony game of appease the fascist again.  Now, I suspect that Benedict’s statement was not merely an accident (I mean, I know the man is brilliant but who really quotes 14th century Byzantine emperors concerning Islam without doing a bit of research??), but intended to bring to the fore the underlying conflict between Christianity and Islam.

Even though Europe has become heavily secular in practice, there is still a deep seated notion of Christian identity.  What will be interesting to see is whether Europe gives up its identity as easily as it gave up its free speech.

On a related note, it appears that the Pope’s trip to Turkey is not being cancelled in light of the recent uproar.  However, via Michelle Malkin I saw what was on the best-seller there:  Papy’ya Suikast (“Attack on the Pope”), which just so happens to predict that he will be assassinated in Istanbul.  How “moderate” indeed.

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Terrorists at Abu Ghraib: “Americans…Please Come Back!”

It’s only been a week since the US handed over Abu Ghraib to the Iraqis and it’s being reported that torture is rampant. No, I mean real torture, not the “we allowed dogs to bark at you” or “laughed at you while naked” torture. The kind of torture that makes your skin crawl just thinking about it.

Some of the small number of prisoners who remained in the jail after the Americans left said they had pleaded to go with their departing captors, rather than be left in the hands of Iraqi guards.
“The Americans were better than the Iraqis. They treated us better,” said Khalid Alaani, who was held on suspicion of involvement in Sunni terrorism.

So let me get this straight. These prisoners were being “tortured” by American troops like Lynndie England, yet they were pleading with these same bloodthirsty torturers to let them GO WITH THEM??? Now maybe I just don’t understand properly, but if someone was really torturing me and other, new torturers were coming to take control I don’t really think I’d give a damn whether I went with the former or stayed with the latter.

Access to the part of the prison containing terrorism suspects was denied, but from that block came the sound of screaming. The screaming continued for a long time.

I have no doubt that it did. You see, the bleeding heart liberals in this country don’t realize that the Iraqis play by the same rules that the terrorists attempting to take over their country do. There is no mercy, there is no Geneva Conventions, there are no ACLU lawyers to whine to about your Koran being peed on.

My prediction is that you won’t hear hide nor hair about “Abu Ghraib” any more now that it’s the Iraqis who are doing wrong. Which to any sane individual points to the fact that the whole Abu Ghraib flap never had anything to do with human rights in the first place. It was just a case of pompous self-hate that just so happened to have a nice political angle for them.

No, all you’ll hear from the Leftist surrender monkeys is how ABC and Disney are the devil.

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9/11 Tribute: Kevin Patrick York

Kevin York With Son Princeton, NJ
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Kevin was born on September 6, 1960 in St. Georges, Bermuda. Although he enjoyed the travel of his military family, he yearned for a place to call his home. He lived in New Mexico, New Jersey, Ohio and Japan.

Kevin met his future wife at the tender age of 17. They relied on each other as they grew into adulthood, married and decided how they would live their lives. The couple chose Princeton, NJ as the ideal place to raise their son Connor, now eleven years old. They were ecstatic with the birth of Aidan in December 2000, after many years of hoping for a second child.

Kevin often said that he was a lucky man for having everything he could ever want. He graduated from Pemberton High School and was the first in his family to attend college. He graduated from Stockton State College in 1984. He felt that his life had, by far, surpassed all of his dreams for home, family and career. His relationship with his wife was still strong as they entered their twelfth year of marriage. Kevin craved the excitement of New York City and the glamour of working at the World Trade Center. He endured the daily stress of his high-pressure job, as well as the lengthy commute into the City, to provide a wonderful home for his family. As a Senior Vice President at Euro Brokers he was driven to excel. Though his job was stressful, he remarked that he loved his work because “you get a chance to win, every day.” He worked for EBI on the Interest Rate Options desk since January 1990.

Kevin was keenly aware of everything around him. He amazed people with his depth of knowledge on practically any subject. He loved to discuss politics, or any other topic that could be the subject of a heated debate. He had uncommonly strong ties to his parents, sisters and brother. He loved people in general and went to great depths to help others. Kevin was vital, strong, powerful and clever. He was the life of any gathering. Kevin gave the impression that he was invincible, making his tragic death even more difficult to bear.

More than anything, he loved his two children. He shared his love of history with Connor, especially military history. Unfortunately, his time with Aidan was too short. He loved watching the changes in his new baby.

Kevin had many plans for his life. He wanted to travel to Japan and Morocco; he wanted to take his children to Europe; he wanted to build a beautiful home by the sea, to share with family and friends. But most of all, he wanted to watch his children grow into fine young men. Kevin was a loving husband, father, son, brother and friend. His wife Chiemi tenderly claims, “Our lives were enhanced by his passion and we will never be the same without his radiant presence on this earth.”

His wife, Chiemi, and two sons, Connor and Aidan survive Kevin.

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More Info:

http://www.unitedinmemory.net/quilt.php?quilt=3516
http://wtc.technologyshoppe.com/profile.asp?Profile=60
http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/2813.html

For all tributes see 2996


[Editor’s Note]: This post is a standing tribute to this valuable life lost on 9/11, so I don’t want to comment too much and take away from that intent. However, I would just like to say that in reading about Kevin York, I found that he was a man I think I would have liked immensely. One can tell from the tributes given by those who knew him that he was a man intensely devoted to his family, especially his wife and children. There is a saying that the greatest thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. It is apparent to me that Mr. York left his children just such a legacy and my prayer is that they would not despair at what the world has taken from them, but rather rejoice in that legacy and know that their very lives are more of a tribute to him than any amount of words will ever be.

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Add ABC to the Surrender Monkey List

It appears that ABC has no backbone to counter the complete lack of integrity that CBS has been flaunting since RatherGate.   The scary thing about all this is just how much political pressure the Clintons apparently still have.  Just a few days ago there was a minor uproar over a movie being release which portrays the current President being assassinated.  And yet Bill Clinton’s ego getting stepped on a little over his flagrant inability to take the hard line (except of course with respect to Monica….sorry, I couldn’t resist) with Islamic terrorists while he was in office and could have done something about them.

If this were a story about how the Bush administration failed to do something or other, do you think you’d see ABC moon-walking away from it as fast as they could? No way….but upset the poor Clintons’ revisionist sense of history and by golly let’s pull out all the stops to make sure we whitewash our movie to their liking.

No wonder the only channels I will watch anymore are cable.

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The Golden Ticket for Airlines

What I’m about to suggest is not only completely un-PC, but both racist and completely contrary to virtually all “laws” associated with doing business in the good ol’ USA. However, I think that due to certain….well……issues….that this type of course of action is not only necessary, but could be a significant boost financially for a lucky airline who picks up on this first (I will want commission of course).

Basically I’ve noticed that as of late there have been several airline “incidents”, if you will, resulting in both passenger frustration, flight delay and overall chaos in the airline industry, which certainly doesn’t need more of that.

And after flying this past weekend to Knoxville, TN I found that yet again I was subjected to a staggering battery of highly focused and targeted searches which ultimately made the flight completely safe. Ok, so that was a lie. The battery can more aptly be described as “a staggering battery of useless, cumbersome and completely worthless searches, regulations and demands which didn’t even make me feel safer, much less actually create a safer environment on the plane.”

So anyway, back to my…..ahem….suggestion. After going through all this rigmarole for absolutely no reason, I noticed on my particular flight, which had roughly 100+ passengers and was flying a measly jumper from Knoxville to DFW, that there was not a single person of Middle Eastern descent on the flight. Being that my brain is a veritable magnet for great ideas, it suddenly occurred to me that if an airline made a choice to refuse service to anyone of Middle Eastern descent, that they could charge a premium for the 100% guarantee that no passenger would be in danger of being attacked “by a militant Islamist of Middle Eastern descent”. Now granted, the occasional cracker who thinks he’s a jihadi could potentially sneak onto a plane. However, since even these dumbasses have to grow out sickly looking beards, they should be easy to spot.

Just think of the business such an airline would garner by such a guarantee? Just think of how fast you could get to your flight without having to wait for the 93 year old grandmother with severe arthritis in front of you to be strip searched for her bottle of hand lotion. Just think how safe you would feel knowing that the airline took the common sense approach to the problem, rather than the diabolical and insanely idiotic bureaucratic approach the government is eschewing, and simply eliminated the problem: that every single terrorism related plane incident IN HISTORY has involved men of Middle Eastern descent.

Somehow though I think though that the ACLU and it’s ilk wouldn’t take to kindly to a company trying to protect its customers. That might “hurt someone’s feelings” ya know.

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Bristol, NASCAR and America

Went to the races at Bristol Motor Speedway this past weekend. It was my first time at Bristol and the night racing was an excellent change from the mid-day scorching heat that typically accompanies races at Texas Motor Speedway and Talladega in the spring and summer.

A few things struck me at the races on Friday and Saturday night which I had noticed before, but never really considered.

First is the way NASCAR presents itself to the general public in relation to other “major league” sports. No other sport really encompasses and really SELLS the very “American-ness” of its roots, its fans and its support the way NASCAR does. Love it or hate it, this is truly an American sport in every sense of the phrase. Name another sporting event at which an invocation is given always in the name of Jesus Christ as a truly Christian prayer? Name another sporting event at which everyone, and I do mean EVERYONE, stands with their hat over their heart during the entire National Anthem, singing along as if they were in the shower at home?

Yes, NASCAR, for all the stereotypes and prejudices people try to heap upon it, is about as American (in the traditional sense that is) as you can get in a sport these days. And while it has become en vogue for more mainstream sports fans to disconnect their athletic passion from the spirit of FREEDOM that was so closely tied to their roots in this country, NASCAR fans only seem to increase the connection with theirs.

Never in my life have I seen so fiercely patriotic a group of 160,000 people in one place. And this is the fastest growing sport in all of these great United States of America.

Baseball and basketball are experiencing a depression of sorts, and I fear were it not such a violent sport, football wouldn’t be far behind. The reason people are flocking as fans to sports like racing is because the former have athletes who have no concern but their paychecks. NASCAR fans on the other hand have true ambassadors such as Richard Petty, a man who literally has signed every single autograph for every single fan that he’s encountered that has requested one. No figure in any sport can match his unending love for his sport, nor the fans to which he is beholden.

You see, fans want heroes in sport because it gives them a feeling of greatness that they may be lacking in their own lives. And yet fans also want to be respected for their freely given admiration and support. They do not want to feel abused, used and financially raped to make a few spoiled thugs richer than they ought to be.

Going into the track on friday night for the Busch Series race, I was struck by just how easy it was to get into the track. Sure, there was security and a checkpoint….but it had nothing to do with Homeland Security or terrorism. It was to make sure you didn’t bring glass bottles into the track. Aluminum cans are fine. Yes, at most tracks in the NASCAR circuit, fans can bring in food, drink, hell you can bring in a picnic if it suits your tastes.

In this age of security threats and terrorism warnings, a gathering of 160,000 people crammed into such a small space would normally garner the most excruciatingly painful of rules and regulations that would make even the most hardened bureaucrat sore. And yet after thinking about exactly why that was…I looked around me. An Islamic terrorist wouldn’t make it out of the parking lot, much less into the stadium. To the elite Left in this country (and abroad), such a fact would bring the strictest ire and contempt, labelled nothing shy of racist. But in NASCAR circles “political correctness” flies about as well as pig shit on a rainy day.

And that’s just the way we like it.

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Wallace and Ahmadinejad….Sittin In a Tree….

What a thoroughly disappointing fact to have to face: even when a worthless decrepit POS like Mike Wallace “retires” you still can’t get rid of him.

Please do not drink anything hot while reading the article. You may find yourself wanting to throw up in your own mouth as your eyes feast on a few of the gems of “knowledge” that Wallace spews.  First we find out that…

“Wallace has spent a lot of time in Iran over the past four decades…”

Hmmmmm…that might explain the burka coming out of his ass. That and the eye opening reality that Wallace lays down for us common folk in which we find out that our bass-ackward understanding of the bloodthirsty terrorist Ahmadinejad is all wrong.

Wallace dismissed the common perceptions of Ahmadinejad.  “He’s actually, in a strange way, he’s a rather attractive man, very smart, savvy, self-assured, good looking in a strange way,” Wallace said. “He’s very, very short but he’s comfortable in his own skin.”

Does that mean we are “misunderestimating” his potential as an upcoming cover for GQ? Or does that just mean that Wallace didn’t have his head sawed off like Nick Berg and so he feels the need to paint the donkey-boy as a real charmer?

Despite the presence of only one translator for a period during the love-fest….

Wallace said Ahmadinejad was patient. “He couldn’t have been more accommodating. He had a good time doing the interview.”

Well shit-yeah he was patient. He has been having wet dreams about the 12th Imam coming on August 23rd for years now, heralding the Muslim hoards swallowing the tasty blood of the Jews as they drive their corpses into the sea once and for all. What’s another 90 minutes of pandering to a retarded geriatric gonna hurt?

And of course he’s going to accommodate a dolt like ol’ Mike, he believes that in just 13 days Wallace and the rest of us infidels will be wearing dirty night shirts, kneeling on a goat rug and shouting “Awl-uh Ack-bar” (southern style).

“I don’t know if you remember this or not but you and I had a talk over breakfast at the United Nations,” Ahmadinejad told Wallace. “Do you remember that you asked me at the time if I would sit down with you … and I said by all means, let’s do it.” Wallace said he was surprised that Ahmadinejad had remembered.

Well slap me and call me Susan. One would think that these two men were college buddies talking about the good ol’ days at the U.N. snickering about between polo matches. Or then again, maybe Wallace has ‘a thing’ for short.skinny.ugly.as.sin leaders of fascist militant Islamic states whose very public mission statement includes the destruction of the very freedom that allowed an idiot like Wallace to collect a paycheck for the last 60 years.

The piece ends with Wallace commenting to donkey-boy about his quasi-retirement….

“When you love what you do, it’s not work,” Wallace said.

I bet Ahmadinejad was thinking exactly the same thing about Jew killing.

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Just War and Victory

For the past few weeks or so I’ve been grappling in my mind with the implications of Just War theory and the current Middle East fighting. Not only with respect to Israel’s current battle with Hambollah, but within the greater context of what appears to be a showdown coming between the West as a whole and Islam.

One side of me thinks that just war theory should be followed to the T, with those of us held to the “higher standard” (i.e. Geneva Conventions) going out of our way to limit civilian casualties in the short term, even if our actions (or inactions) may lead to higher civilian and/or military deaths in the long term.

The other side of me thinks that while we should certainly not target civilians, we cannot allow terrorist and their state sponsors to hide behind human shields unpunished (as we are doing in Iraq, Afghanistan and now Israel is in Lebanon). One cannot win a war in which enemies are allowed to attack under pretenses in which their targets cannot respond out of a sense of moral obligation to innocents.

I was watching a Discovery Channel program last night on the use of the atomic bomb at Hiroshima. Surely we will never know how many men would have died as a result of an Allied invasion of Japan. However we can get a good estimate from the battles in the pacific which were fought, island by gruelling island. And by those estimates I dare say it was a JUST thing to end the war by targeting tens of thousands of civilians directly, and hundreds of thousands more indirectly by using the atomic bomb. When you’re talking millions of deaths, tens or hundreds of thousands don’t seem bad by comparison….unless you happen to be one of them.

[Editor’s Note]: This sentiment indicates I approve of the direct targeting of civilians. I certainly do not, as this contradicts Catholic moral teaching and is unacceptable (bad means do not justify good ends). I stand corrected.

When two sides have stances which are diametrically opposed, there is no such thing as a diplomatic solution, and further there is no such thing as a casualty free war. That is why war is so despicable, so reviled and should always be considered very last option: because it is a fact that many people will die.

The fact of the matter remains that while everyone pretends that war is not what is wanted, wars continually start despite that apparent “universal sentiment”. Meaning it ain’t that universal.

And insofar as wars must sometimes be fought, I am coming to the conclusion that we, as the side held to the morally higher standard, must come to grips with what David Warren posits as potentially a horrible truth: that targeting enemy combatants regardless of civilian presence may be the only way to win.

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