Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Comedy Central

Former prime minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto was assassinated on the orders of the special death squad formed by former US vice-president Dick Cheney, which had already killed the Lebanese Prime Minister Rafique Al Hariri and the army chief of that country.
The squad was headed by General Stanley McChrystal, the newly-appointed commander of US army in Afghanistan. It was disclosed by reputed US journalist Seymour Hersh while talking to an Arab TV in an interview.

imageA number of websites around the world are suspecting the same unit for killing of Benazir Bhutto because in an interview with Al-Jazeera TV on November 2, 2007, she had mentioned the assassination of Usama Bin Laden, Seymour said. According to BB, Umar Saeed Sheikh murdered Usama, but her words were washed out from the David Frosts report, he said.
The US journalist opined that it might have been done on purpose because the US leadership did not like to declare Usama dead for in the case the justification of the presence of US army in Afghanistan could no more be there, hence no reason for operation against Taliban.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ending with a whimper

German politicians recently tried to outlaw paintball, a sport employing guns that use compressed air to fire 17mm paint balls at other players in contests simulating firefights…

…But that's why many German politicians wanted to outlaw the sport, calling it "immoral" and a "disgrace."

Europe today…


Can someone please explain to me the meaning of today’s TimesOnline article title?

Fears of mass suicide as Tamil Tigers face final defeat

Friday, May 15, 2009

Kick her out…now.


Together with her cronies: the revolting, lying ruffians Reid, Dodd, Frank, etc.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Beating them at their own game

Let’s hit back! The politically correct idiots can be beaten at their own game!

LANDLADY Kerry Fenton is using a legal loophole so regulars can smoke inside her pub. 80409_1[1]

Kerry’s tap room has been turned into a “Smoking Research Centre” after pal James Martin studied the law and discovered a get-out clause. It means the nationwide smoking ban could be reduced to ashes if other pubs and clubs cash in on the idea. All Kerry’s punters have to do is fill in a questionnaire asking how many cigarettes they smoke and if they like a smoky atmosphere. Then they can sit back and enjoy a fag with their pint.

I just love the idea of using newspeak to really free people from the nanny state nightmare!

And his ploy seems to have confused Whitehall. The Home Office said: “It’s the Department of Health’s responsibility.”  But the Department of Health  insisted: “It’s up to the Home Office to enforce the law.”

Of course they are confused! “weren’t we the ones supposedly enslaving freeing people?” they are thinking…

I am almost sorry I quit long ago…

Double standards

There is no doubt in my mind that the beginning of the end of the Western civilization started with the adoption of Article 33 of the Refugee Convention (against refoulement, or the expulsion or return of a refugee to a place where his life or freedom would be threatened) which of course is a double edged sword.

Anyway, let us forget my dire predictions for a moment and pretend everything is honky dory:

Italy has just introduced a policy of returning boatloads of migrants to Libya before they can claim asylum. The move has attracted criticism, with the UN's refugee agency and the Vatican both saying the move was a breach of international law.

So  the UN saying: don’t return them to Libya, they could be treated badly or even tortured! How come then that Libya has been the chairman of the infamous UN Human Rights Council for three years?

The BBC's Duncan Kennedy, in Rome, says many Italians believe their country is being left on its own by the European Union to deal with the problem of immigration.

Again, isn’t it funny? How many criticisms have you heard directed at Sarkozy’s ordering police to shoot on the crowds in the banlieues (more concentration camps than suburbs)? Or Zapatero repatriating 350,000 immigrants last year or his “Guardia civil” killing people trying to climb Ceuta’s fences?

Perhaps Italy, now that it has a serious government, is not part of the “club” anymore?

Kremlin: Battles over energy may lead to wars

Well, duh!

While emerging countries continue to exploit their resources to ensure development and growth, the West fiddles with global warming, polar bears, and slowly dies of a political correctness overdose.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Indonesia’s Voters Retreat From Radical Islam 2

On 11 May 09 The director of the National Survey Institute, Umar S Bakry, said the legislative election results with the secular Democratic Party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono tripling its share of the vote in parliamentary election results announced over the weekend, shows support for religious parties has nosedived in Indonesia. Official results from last month's vote show that support for the main Islamist parties declined from 39% five years ago to just 24% with experts attributing the decline on more modern, urban voters viewing Islamic parties as intolerant. (Republika/AP)

Very good news indeed; this confirms the trend indicated in my earlier post.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Like a Prayer

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is marking today's National Day of Prayer [7 may]-- but not publicly.

The president has signed a proclamation about the day in private. There'll be no public ceremony involving prominent clerics, lawmakers or prayers, as there was when George W. Bush was in the White House.

Just like a dream, you are not what you see
Just like a prayer, no choice your voice can take me there…

Jokes, bitterness and lack of class

It would seem that under Obama’s regime it is not acceptable to make a joke about Nancy “I forgot” Pelosi:

…if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.

Which, apart from being funny is also very true (Feherty had to apologize), but it is perfectly all right to wish death to Obama’s critics (the Dear Leader will even laugh with you):

But she wasn't done. "Rush Limbaugh says 'I hope the country fails." I hope his kidneys fail. How about that? He needs some waterboarding, that's what he needs."

Well… you can’t expect class from people who shamelessly exploit their race and your guilt, can you?

Friday, May 08, 2009

Well, well, well…

If you don’t want to puke or at least spoil your week-end, just skip this post. Straight from the WAPO (of all places):

DEFENSE SECRETARY Robert M. Gates earned modest headlines in the United States this week for playing down the possibility of a "grand bargain" with Iran after a meeting with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak (ed.which of course is what he is trying to pull off)…

The Obama administration, which has rushed to embrace Egypt's 81-year-old strongman, would do well to consider why al-Jazeera -- not known for pro-American sympathies -- would choose to trumpet that report.

Mr. Gates, like Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton before him, heaped praise on Mr. Mubarak while making clear that the new administration will not trouble him about his systematic and often violent repression of the country's liberal politicians, bloggers and human rights activists.

Yet, as al-Jazeera well understands, Mr. Mubarak and his fellow Arab autocrats are widely despised across the region -- and the United States is blamed for unconditionally propping them up. In fact, Mr. Bush won credit from many Egyptians for pressing for democratic change; he was criticized because he failed to follow through. Now, Arabs around the region are learning that the Obama administration is returning to the old U.S. policy of ignoring human rights abuses by Arab dictators in exchange for their cooperation on security matters -- that is, the same policy that produced the Middle East of Osama bin Laden, Hamas and Saddam Hussein.

Congratulations B.O.! Continue on this road and George Bush will be the new Reagan in six months (and in terms of foreign policy, that would only be fair).

Way to go, B.O.!

Iraqi military spokesman Maj. Gen. Atta Qassim said the resurgence of Al Qaida was fueled by the U.S. release of nearly 4,000 insurgents in 2009. Qassim said the released insurgents have been returning to both Al Qaida and organized crime.

But…but…they always told me it was because they didn’t like Bush!

Cry wolf

Many people,when I suggested that the MSM had contributed to the Swine flu hysteria and that there was no reason to be afraid, replied: “but the WHO raised the pandemic alert rating to 5!”. It seems that the WHO has realized that, following blindly their alert criteria only fed panic material to the media:

The World Health Organisation is considering an overhaul of its pandemic ratings system amid growing criticism that it provoked unnecessary alarm by rapidly escalating its warnings over swine flu
…Media organisations initially seized on the raising of the alerts in front page headlines around the world, but as it has emerged that the death toll has stayed relatively low, so the criticism has mounted. As of Thursday morning the WHO had confirmed 2,099 cases in 23 countries, including 44 deaths….

Unfortunately this comes at a critical moment and could give ammunition to either sides of the aisle, preventing an objective decision to be taken:

The Obama administration is weeks away from a critical decision on whether to trigger mass production of swine-flu vaccine, which could affect the bottom lines of big vaccine makers as well as public health.
Besides determining whether a vaccine would be effective and safe, government officials and private laboratories will need to answer practical and financial questions: Does it make sense to order hundreds of millions of doses and organize a mass vaccination campaign for a virus that, so far, isn't widespread and doesn't seem particularly lethal?

Keep him in this time

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The suspected leader of a radical Islamist group linked to the 2002 Bali bombings has been arrested 15 months after he escaped from a high security prison in Singapore, the government said on Friday.

Mas Selamat Kastari was the alleged mastermind of a plot to hijack a plane and crash it into Singapore's Changi Airport.

Singapore authorities have also accused him of planning several truck bomb attacks across the island state.

So long and thanks for all the feeds

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch expects News Corporation-owned newspaper Web sites to start charging users for access within a year in a move which analysts say could radically shake-up the culture of freely available content.

I think blogs will have an enormous boost if newspapers go ahead with this silly move.

Lost in translation 2

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday played down tensions with Russia over Georgia…

Translation: you want Georgia, NATO? No problem, you can have whatever you want; you see, our foreign policy is collapsing on all fronts, at least we can show we are making some progress…

…Obama told reporters: "We have an excellent opportunity to reset the relationship between the United States and Russia on a whole host of issues."

Translation: let’s try again

Thursday, May 07, 2009

They keep helping him

THE gorgeous 18-year-old involved with breaking up Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s 30-year marriage calls him "Papi," or "Daddy," because he really is her father, according to a rumor circulating widely in Italy.

I just love it! The retards of Italian opposition plus those of the BBC, The Economist, etc. usually band together to attack “the man the left loves to hate” and, with clockwork precision, give him a huge boost in the polls. Mr. Di Pietro, head of the IDV (Italia dei Valori) party, a notorious fraudster and con man, one day communist the other fascist, has gone so far as to hint that Mr. Berlusconi might be a pedophile.

This time the timely fabricated scandal might give Mr. Berlusconi’s party (il Popolo della Liberta’) a big push in the forthcoming European Parliament elections.

Iran Policy

Jane “I was in Vietnam but I am still a coward” Kerry’s contradictory ramblings seem directed at further confusing the issue of what to do with Iran' terrorist activities, nuclear proliferation and continuing killings of Americans in Iraq and elsewhere:

The United States has stepped back from the notion of "regime change" in Iran…
…"Just as we abandon calls for regime change in Teheran and recognize a legitimate Iranian role in the region, Iran's leaders must moderate their behavior…
…Kerry praised the Obama administration's focus on diplomacy with Iran, adding that "engagement alone is not a strategy and talks are not an end in themselves."…

Interestingly, the Country Report on Terrorism, released at the end of April 2009, states, among various trends, this:

Iran "remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism".

Can anyone see where all this is going? I can’t…this is the only result I can see and of course the only alternative at this point would be this: Israel would inform, not ask U.S. before hitting Iran.

Best job in the world

…can’t type…tears of envy flooding keyboard…

Lost in translation 1

President Obama says that his meetings with the leaders of both Afghanistan and Pakistan were 'extraordinarily productive.'

Translation: a waste of time, back to square one. This is not working, don’t know what to do now…

US President Barack Obama has said after meeting his Afghan and Pakistani counterparts that they are united in the goal of defeating al-Qaeda.

Translation: they couldn’t agree on the time of day. Finally, and it was hard work, they found something they could share: the Earth is round (most of the time).

Getting your priorities right


Afghanistan's only known pig has been locked in a room, away from visitors to Kabul zoo where it normally grazes beside deer and goats, because people are worried it could infect them with the virus popularly known as swine flu.

I don’t know why but this is the saddest, most depressing thing I have read this week…I feel a fatwa coming…(h/t bravelittlememe)

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Looking the other way

In my earlier post on piracy (Pirates? Poppycock!) I asked a simple question: why are we passively suffering piracy and why don’t we take the simple initiative and actions required against such a relatively modest threat ? (please look again at the photo in my old post; we are not talking about South East Asia Malay vagabonds attacking fishermen)

Today I ran into a great article that both answers my question (and many others) and highlights how low the West has come and how it is now unable to confront any enemies at all:

It has become fashionable to present reports on piracy that are wrapped in a tranquilizer. It is suggested that the solution of the problem is in Somalia. Save Somalia (throw money at it?) and all will be hanky-dory. One is tempted to suspect that the popularity of the mantra has to do with the trick of attaching an otherwise threateningly soluble problem to a precondition that cannot be met. The benefit is that, succumbing to the West’s luxurious self-doubts, a good reason is given to persist in doing the unreasonable. Thereafter it becomes easy to desist from solving the solvable.

Read it all.

Israel under the bus

…His (Obama’s) administration is proceeding on the entirely false analysis that a state of Palestine is the solution to the Middle East impasse and the route to peace in the region…
…But the ordinary American people are a different matter. They do value and support Israel. They do understand that if Israel is thrown under that bus, the west is next…
This is shaping up to be the biggest crisis in relations between Israel and America since the foundation of Israel six decades ago. Those who hate Israel and the Jews will be gloating. This after all is precisely what they hoped Obama would do. To any decent person looking on aghast, this is where the moral sickness of the west reaches the critical care ward.

Melanie, as usual, gets her priorities right…read it all.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Georgia Says It Has Uncovered Russian-Planned Military Coup

Defense Minister David Sikharulidze said an "attempt at a military coup" had been uncovered and the commanders of the Mukhrovani military base had been dismissed and soldiers confined to barracks.
The Interior Ministry said one person had been arrested.
"It was aimed at disrupting the NATO military exercises and an attempt at a military coup," Sikharulidze told Georgian Rustavi 2 television.
The Interior Ministry said Russia was involved in the coup plot.

This must be the ‘reset’ button at work…

Monday, May 04, 2009

Breaking news!!!

Obamas take a walk, holding hands in the evening.

F^&%#*g unbelievable…

Global warming doesn’t sell

This is a blatant case of Newspeak; brainwashing at its best. Change the offending word and they will swallow whatever trash you want to feed them:

EcoAmerica has been conducting research for the last several years to find new ways to frame environmental issues and so build public support for climate change legislation and other initiatives. A summary of the group’s latest findings and recommendations was accidentally sent by e-mail to a number of news organizations by someone who sat in this week on a briefing intended for government officials and environmental leaders…

The problem with global warming, some environmentalists believe, is “global warming.”…The term turns people off, fostering images of shaggy-haired liberals, economic sacrifice and complex scientific disputes, according to extensive polling and focus group sessions conducted by ecoAmerica, a nonprofit environmental marketing and messaging firm in Washington.

BTW, I would like to ask Al Gore if he’s ever wondered why Greenland is called Greenland…

Can we be free?

What would happen if traffic lights were suddenly switched off? Would there be gridlock or would the queues of frustrated drivers miraculously disappear?

This is an extremely interesting experiment and worth following; the political implications are staggering.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Going “casablanca”

This week-end I am “going casablanca” which is, if you really don’t know, exactly the opposite of “going walkabout”.

The concept is simple: lock the door, power off your cell, get a cold six-pack of your favorite brew and pick an “oldie” or two to watch with your feet up.

See you on Monday!

Give us Boris!

As much as I dislike Gordon Brown, Cameron’s program sounds even more stupid/scary:

So let’s get this right. We have Stalin’s nervous breakdown going on in Number 10, the British economy smashed to pieces, world war three about to erupt courtesy of Pakistan and Iran, the implosion of the taxpayer model of public service, and the institutionalized intimidation and bullying of citizens upholding the values of right and wrong as a result of the dominance of group rights and minority pseudo-‘victim’ culture – and the Tories propose to shimmy around on neo-Marxist and nihilistic rainbow coalition marches as they take us back to a pre-industrial peasant economy, with Iain Duncan Smith tacked on as camouflage for the final disintegration of normative values, common sense and national survival.

A conservative opposition? More like a Weimar cabaret act.

Obama not doing so well

If you think the triumphant headlines about Obama’s first 100 days are suspicious, if you find that MSM praise is fishy, don’t doubt your judgment; you are right. In fact, compared to previous presidents, he is doing poorly:

Gallup reports that 56% of the public believes that Obama is doing an excellent/good job. Gallup reported 62% approved of George W. Bush's job performance after the first 100 days.

Here are the numbers for other presidents:

April approval ratings in first year in office

Bush now 62% 
Clinton, 1993 55
Bush, 1989 58
Reagan, 1981 67
Carter, 1977 63
Nixon, 1969 61
Sampling error: +/-3% pts

The same discrepancy can be found in the celebration of Michelle popularity. 79% approve of her performance compared to 85% that approved of Laura Bush.

The more they lie and cover for him now, the more they will turn against him later.

Anything for a friend

Iran and Venezuela signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on bilateral defense ties on Thursday. Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar and his Venezuelan counterpart Ramon Carrizalez signed the document in Caracas, the official IRNA news agency reported.

The contract underlines an expansion of defense cooperation in education and exchanging experiences on defense issues, according to the report.

Najjar expressed Iran's readiness to assist Venezuela in developing its defense capabilities, it said. Najjar also met Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez who highlighted Iran's "positive and constructive" role in the Middle East and its position in the foreign policy of Venezuela, according to the report.

Foot in mouth disease

Following my two earlier posts on Swine flu [influenza A(H1N1) as of yesterday], I confess I forgot to mention perhaps the most important point of all:

Never, never listen to poor Joe Biden!

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs turned into a stand-up comedian today when tap dancing around Joe Biden’s controversial remarks this morning on the flu. If you didn’t hear about Biden’s appearance on the Today Show, he basically said that in order to remain safe from the flu, people should avoid cars, planes, classrooms, trains, subways, and confined spaces. Where should they go? Biden said the “middle of a field” was pretty safe. (You can read more about it here).

He must have taken his collar off again!