Thursday, March 31, 2005



Tuesday, March 29, 2005

moonbat central

Go to the blog "little green footballs" and see moonbats in chicken hats.

Monday, March 28, 2005

thank you mark styne

The other day I found myself, for the umpteenth time, driving in Vermont behind a Kerry/Edwards supporter whose vehicle also bore the slogan ‘FREE TIBET’. It must be great to be the guy with the printing contract for the ‘FREE TIBET’ stickers. Not so good to be the guy back in Tibet wondering when the freeing thereof will actually get under way. For a while, my otherwise not terribly political wife got extremely irritated by these stickers, demanding to know at a pancake breakfast at the local church what precisely some harmless hippy-dippy old neighbour of ours meant by the slogan he’d been proudly displaying decade in, decade out: ‘But what exactly are you doing to free Tibet?’ she demanded. ‘You’re not doing anything, are you?’ ‘Give the guy a break,’ I said back home. ‘He’s advertising his moral virtue, not calling for action. If Rumsfeld were to say, “Free Tibet? Jiminy, what a swell idea! The Third Infantry Division go in on Thursday”, the bumper-sticker crowd would be aghast.’

But for those of us on the arrogant unilateralist side of things, that’s not how it works. ‘FREE AFGHANISTAN’. Done. ‘FREE IRAQ’. Done. Given the paintwork I pull off every time I have to change the sticker, it might be easier for the remainder of the Bush presidency just to go around with ‘FREE [INSERT YOUR FETID TOTALITARIAN BASKET-CASE HERE]’. Not in your name? Don’t worry, it’s not.
The Spectator, March 5th 2005


thank you mark styne

The other day I found myself, for the umpteenth time, driving in Vermont behind a Kerry/Edwards supporter whose vehicle also bore the slogan ‘FREE TIBET’. It must be great to be the guy with the printing contract for the ‘FREE TIBET’ stickers. Not so good to be the guy back in Tibet wondering when the freeing thereof will actually get under way. For a while, my otherwise not terribly political wife got extremely irritated by these stickers, demanding to know at a pancake breakfast at the local church what precisely some harmless hippy-dippy old neighbour of ours meant by the slogan he’d been proudly displaying decade in, decade out: ‘But what exactly are you doing to free Tibet?’ she demanded. ‘You’re not doing anything, are you?’ ‘Give the guy a break,’ I said back home. ‘He’s advertising his moral virtue, not calling for action. If Rumsfeld were to say, “Free Tibet? Jiminy, what a swell idea! The Third Infantry Division go in on Thursday”, the bumper-sticker crowd would be aghast.’

But for those of us on the arrogant unilateralist side of things, that’s not how it works. ‘FREE AFGHANISTAN’. Done. ‘FREE IRAQ’. Done. Given the paintwork I pull off every time I have to change the sticker, it might be easier for the remainder of the Bush presidency just to go around with ‘FREE [INSERT YOUR FETID TOTALITARIAN BASKET-CASE HERE]’. Not in your name? Don’t worry, it’s not.
The Spectator, March 5th 2005




One Jew is too many - Canada during WW2

"Canada is disappointed by the Israeli governments decision to build more housing units in the West Bank and urges the Israeli government to reconsider this decision," said Foreign Minister Pierre Pettigrew."

Sunday, March 27, 2005

truth on iraq

Friday, March 25, 2005

someone tell PETA

Hushed rape of Timor
Mark Dodd
March 26, 2005
IT caused outrage among East Timorese and Australian troops sent to protect them, raised tensions among UN peacekeepers to a deadly new level and caused senior UN staff to resign in disgust.

The deployment of Jordanian peacekeepers to East Timor was probably one of the most contentious UN decisions to follow the bloody independence ballot. It was eclipsed only by the cover-up and inaction that followed when the world body learned of their involvement in a series of horrific sex crimes involving children living in the war-battered Oecussi enclave.

Children were not the only victims - in early 2001, two Jordanians were evacuated home with injured penises after attempting sexual intercourse with goats.


ward churchill = traitor

March 24, 2005
Does Ward Churchill Even Exist?
by Victor Davis Hanson
Private Papers

Dr., Native American, original artist, serious scholar, combat veteran, highly recruited and sought-after academic, ex-Weatherman mentor: How many — if any — of these seven faces of our real-life Dr. Lao are true?

Professors outside the arts at major research universities are supposed to have Ph.D.s. The phantom Ward Churchill does not. How he was hired, promoted, and tenured without a doctorate is a mystery — the equivalent of a high-school teacher credentialed with an AA degree, or a medical doctor operating without an M.D.

Ward Churchill proclaimed that he is a Native American of various tribal affiliations; he is not. Even his ridiculous costumes, occasional threats, and puerile rants cannot disguise that fact.

He seems to be a pop artist of sorts, but his canvasses are not quite his own either. Those of like political mind have praised his scholarship, but much of what he writes seems derivative, or misrepresents or outright plagiarizes others.

Churchill has spoken of the firsthand trauma of battle service as a combat veteran, both as a paratrooper and as a sniper — among the most hazardous of corps in the United States military. Once again, there is no such evidence that he served in any capacity other than what his official duties in a motor pool and as a projectionist entailed.

Embarrassed officials claim Churchill was sought after by other universities — so they had to reel in this trophy catch before he got away — but no one can find any proof other than Churchill’s own mendacious claims.

No one knows what to make of his various arrests, boasts of bomb-making, trip to Libya, angry and traumatized ex-wives, braggadocio about petty vandalism, tales of phone threats, and the variety of other sordid stories that surround this fabricated man. Churchill’s presence on campus is like the weaving driver who is pulled over by the state police, who quickly find no license, registration, or insurance, but plenty of warrants — and thus wonder how many other paroled miscreants they’ve missed out there, one accident away from being a public-relations nightmare.

So, again, does this Ward Churchill even exist?

Of course not: His faces are made up of whole cloth.

Yet instead of seeing Churchill as no man, it is better to envision him as an academic everyman. In the alternate universe of the modern campus, any collective imbalance of wealth, education, health, happiness, or almost anything is explicable only in terms of deliberate present discrimination and systematic past oppression.

Any other exegesis — cultural attitudes, individual preferences, bad personal choices and behaviors, time off for child-rearing, bad luck — is irrelevant. Indeed, to raise them is prima facie evidence of one’s own discrimination, intolerance, and racism, and can lead to the academic guillotine. Ask Harvard president Larry Summers.

Instead, equality of result is to be mandated by a government that in turn is to be instructed on how to do so by the university. Its cadres of subsidized social scientists and humanists provide both the rigged diagnosis and the lucrative therapy. Thus, to succeed on campus without a degree or talent or much of anything, it is absolutely critical to be an ideologue of the first order.

Churchill’s rantings are full of leftist hyperbole, vicious Nazi allusions, and calls for violence against the United States (“more 9/11s are necessary”) and an end to America itself (“There’s no U.S. in America anymore”). Should Churchill have been such a vicious court jester of the Right and slurred gays and minorities as he did the victims of mass murder, he would have been fired long ago.

Rule 1: Profess to be as far left as possible, understanding that extremism in the service of utopian virtue is no vice.

Most academics are retiring sorts. They enjoy the tranquility of the campus and its isolation from the conundrum of society at large. But like peaceful sheep grazing in green pastures, they are easy prey for rapacious wolves. Professors are especially vulnerable to a bully and showman like Churchill, whose record of both oral and written intimidation leaves most disturbed, frightened, or at least convinced to steer clear of this loose loud popgun when he goes off.

Note then his evocation of past bomb-making, his photo-ops in fatigues with obligatory machine gun, and his occasional brushes with the law.

Rule 2: Among the nerds and dorks, act a little like a Brando, Che, or James Dean, a wild spirit that gives off a spark of danger, who can at a distance titillate Walter Mitty-like admirers and closer up scare off the more sober censors.

Victimization is essential to academic man. Under the warped tenets into which affirmative action has devolved and the existing protocols of the blame industry, at first glance this put a pink heterosexual American male like Churchill in a seemingly tough bind. What cover or exemption, after all, is there when his scholarship, teaching, or academic citizenship is found wanting?

That dilemma Churchill solved brilliantly when he endowed himself with two new unimpeachable personas: the noble but victimized Native American, and the half-noble but nevertheless traumatized Vietnam veteran.

Both costumes were eerie in their cleverness: In Colorado, with its Western heritage and abundance of Native Americans, the frontier past is especially touchy and ripe for exploitation. And while it is harder for a pale white man to simply declare himself one day black or Hispanic, fraudulently identifying oneself as a quarter, eighth, or sixteenth American Indian has been a roguish American pastime since the onset of affirmative action. Even before that, 1950s Hollywood showed how quite a lot of white people like Ward Churchill can indeed pass as Indians, if they grow their hair long, get a beaded headband, and put on some tassels and buckskins. But instead of the 1950s Kemosabe lingo, by 2005, the script had evolved to add shades and scream about massacres, genocide, and getting even.

If Malibu and Burbank actors playing braves and chiefs once taught suburban Americans how to reinvent themselves as Nez Perce warriors, so too Deer Hunter, Apocalypse Now, and Rambo reinvented the Vietnam veteran as the misunderstood anti-hero. Under the changed protocols, the once-slurred “war criminal” of the 1960s was in the ‘70s and ‘80s reinvented as a sympathetic “victim” who was “used” by the military-industrial complex.

Indeed, the only other persona more faked by American con artists than the Native American is the tortured Vietnam War combat veteran — especially on the campus, where military service is rare and first-hand revelations of its horror are at a premium, lending a hard masculine edge felt to be sometimes lacking in the world of Volvo fender-benders, elbow-patched tweed, and seminar droning.

In short, Churchill’s Indian and Vietnam-veteran pseudo-affiliations — replete with long hair, camouflage, and sunglasses getup — were worth at least a Ph.D. from Harvard.

Rule 3: Whenever possible, reinvent yourself as anything but a white, straight American male.

The short resurrected career of Bill Ayers, the former 1960s terrorist, showed how nostalgic the tenured class is for the barricades of the 1960s. The only thing that cut short Ayers’s glitzy book tour in autumn 2001 was the catastrophe of 9/11. That coincidence unfortunately reminded even the most diehard SDS fans that terrorist killers and bombers are hardly idealists but rather repulsive thugs and two-bit murderers.

Although most American males at the plant and office nearing their 60s are thinking of grandchildren, Social Security, paying off the mortgage, and Vioxx and Viagra, a post-menopausal Churchill sensed the romanticism of the 1960s that lingered among his colleagues and the mystery the period connoted for a new generation of upscale, rite-of-passage college students.

Recalcitrant, unbending, immobile, a throw-back to a better, more idealistic age — this is the rock-cut image that the perpetual ‘60s professor taps into. And Churchill, with his photo-studio manufactured profile, pageboy locks, occasional fake Indian name, hip street lingo, and sassy banter did it better than any we’ve seen in quite a while — or at least well enough to wow the flabby university committees that allowed him to cash in.

Rule 4. Don’t worry about the anti-capitalist’s embarrassing six-figure salary, plush job, lifelong guaranteed employment, and fondness for jet travel and hotels. Just keep acting like an ageless denizen of the Woodstock nation, professing to be a timeless dagger pointed at the heart of money-grubbing square America.

So who really is this strange creature who calls himself Keezjunnahbeh? The Paris Hilton of the campus, a Peter Sellers-like fraud in his own Being There, or a Tony Randall turning into all sorts of strange beasts in Dr. Lao’s circus? He is nobody in fact, but also everybody in theory.

Perhaps it is best to think of Churchill as our aging portrait of an academic Dorian Gray, in whom all the once-hallowed university’s vices and sins of the last half-century are now so deeply etched and lined.

Editor's Footnote: CNN ran an article on Ward Churchill in which he attempts to explain the university's investigation of his background as an assault on critical thinking. However, it seems that we are not supposed to think critically about whether he plagarized, or decide whether plagarism constitutes academic fraud, or if he should be fired for it. Moreover, Churchill explains away his assumed ethnic background as "That's my family's understanding of itself."

©2005 Victor Davis Hanson

Thursday, March 24, 2005

frog goalie refuses to play in Israel


French goalie refuses to play in Israel

Fabien Barthez says he will not travel with teammates to Israel next week for game because of IDF's activity in territories
By Ynetnews

France's national soccer team top goalie slammed Israel on Thursday, saying he refused to travel with his teammates to a planned match with Israel’s national team next week because of the the Israeli army's actions against Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

Boycott Calls

Soccer game takes political twist / By Ynetnews

Irish human rights groups call on soccer fans to boycott scheduled World Cup qualifying match against Israel
Full Story

“When I see all the suffering in the world, I don’t understand why they would want to play in Israel,” Fabien Barthez told a news conference in Paris.

The French goalie also slammed Israel’s operations in the Palestinian territories, saying: “I don’t like it at all. I am speaking as a father and not as a soccer player.”

Should Barthez not arrive in Israel with the rest of the French squad for the planned match on Wednesday, Coach Raymond Domenech would need to use his second-string goalie.

never again

terri's case

Terri makes me so sad .....

say good bye to the U.N.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005


Pat Tillman represents everything I always believed to be what a true American Hero is. He put his country and service to his country before his own self-interests.

He gave his life for a greater cause than his own. I salute Pat Tillman and those men and women in the service just like him.





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March 23, 2005 -- A Queens narcotics cop was slashed across the throat by a man he was trying to arrest yesterday — but his life was saved when his partner shot the man in the arm, police said.
"We were one inch away from tragedy," said Mayor Bloomberg, who visited the injured cop at Jamaica Hospital last night.

The officer, whose name was withheld, was in stable condition.

Police said the violence began just before 8 p.m. when a Hollis man called 911 to report another man had threatened to shoot him. A description of the suspect went out over police radios.

Two narcotics cops in the area responded and spotted the man a block away.

When the officers got out of their squad car, the man grabbed one of them, a five-year veteran, and slashed him with a carpet knife, just missing his carotid artery, police said.

"It was an eight-inch gash, starting by the [left] ear," Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said. "It ran all the way to the collarbone. Doctors said he was very lucky."

The officer's partner, an 11-year police veteran, then shot the knifeman once in the arm.

The man, identified as Radcliffe Meeks, 33, was in stable condition at Mary Immaculate Hospital. Meeks has been arrested twice before for assaulting police officers, cops said. The injured cop was visited by his parents and sister.

"I expressed to them the city's appreciation for everything their son and brother does," Bloomberg said.

Of the officer who saved her partner with one shot, the mayor said: "She used necessary force."

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Troops face HIV threat



AN HIV-INFECTED woman has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly trying to infect soldiers at CFB Borden with the deadly virus through unprotected sex. The 30-something woman was charged by the military's National Investigation Service earlier this month after a soldier came forward with a complaint.

NIS spokesman Capt. Mark Giles said a public health alert has been issued at CFB Borden and in Simcoe County, warning soldiers about the woman with the East Coast accent who is not a member of the military.


The public health alert says she was a frequent visitor to the single-living quarters on base and made "direct sexual advances to male residents."

"She's alleged to have engaged in unprotected sexual relations without disclosing the fact that she was HIV-positive," Giles said.

Giles refused to release the woman's name to protect her right to privacy or reveal her current whereabouts.

NIS investigators found that the 5-foot woman, who sports short, spiky dark-blond or red hair, was trolling bars on the base and in nearby villages specifically looking for men in uniform.

The most recent Canadian case of deliberate HIV infection resulted in Johnson Aziga of Hamilton being charged with first-degree murder on Feb. 24. The charges stem from the deaths of two Toronto women.


The Supreme Court of Canada ruled in 1998 that a person's failure to tell sexual partners that he or she is HIV positive eliminates informed consent to sexual intercourse.

Giles said CFB Borden's commander has blanketed the base with the alert, and the military will decide today whether to send it to other bases in Canada.

CFB Borden is about two hours north of Toronto and is used by the military primarily as a training ground for new recruits. Thousands of soldiers head to Borden every year to take their trade courses or to upgrade their skills.

Giles said he hopes the advisory will provoke those soldiers who lived in Borden in recent months and had contact with the woman, who will be tried in Barrie, to call the NIS.


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

ward churchill/naom chomsky birds of a feather

Snakes in the Cradle
As Ward Churchill continues to luxuriate in his infamy, he can take extra satisfaction that Bill Maher is not his only admirer; nor is Churchill alone in academia. According to CNN, MIT professor Noam Chomsky has sent Churchill a note of support, praising his "achievements" as being "of inestimable value." [Less sophisticated correspondents were not as supportive: one email reads, "If you ever come to Florida, I will personally bash your (expletive) brains in."]

Chomsky's enthusiasm for the treasonous maniac's so-called achievements should come as no surprise. He is already on the record as proclaiming Churchill's work to be "excellent, penetrating and of high scholarly quality."

Others don't seem to share this view. For example, Churchill's colleague at University of Colorado, law professor Paul Campos, has cited evidence that Churchill has plagiarized and fabricated material.

"That goes beyond being an ideological hack and having no balance or nuance or intelligence in your work," CNN quotes Campos. "It goes into the realm of academic fraud, which is a firing offense."

Campos probably isn't overly unconcerned with Churchill's dire warnings that higher education may one day be reduced to "an advanced vo-tech" where students are taught skills "useful to corporations" — in other words, job skills grounded in reality instead of the economically useless and profoundly inaccurate but politically correct anti-American propaganda students are force-fed now, at great expense to themselves, their parents, and taxpayers.

Chomsky, on the other hand, is on the same page as the mad professor, being an equally mad professor himself. David Horowitz considers Chomsky to possess "the most treacherous intellect in America."

As usual, Horowitz is worth quoting at length, as he holds Chomsky and his kind responsible for poisoning the minds of the rabid young fools who can be found railing against America on any campus:

There are many who ask how it is possible that our most privileged and educated youth should come to despise their own nation — a free, open, democratic society — and to do so with such ferocious passion. They ask how it is possible for American youth to even consider lending comfort and aid to the Osama bin Ladens and the Saddam Husseins (and the Communists before them). A full answer would involve a search of the deep structures of the human psyche, and its irrepressible longings for a redemptive illusion. But the short answer is to be found in the speeches and writings of an embittered academic and his intellectual supporters.
For forty years, Noam Chomsky has turned out book after book, pamphlet after pamphlet and speech after speech with one message, and one message alone: America is the Great Satan; it is the fount of evil in the world. In Chomsky’s demented universe, America is responsible not only for its own bad deeds, but for the bad deeds of others, including those of the terrorists who struck the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. In this attitude he is the medium for all those who now search the ruins of Manhattan not for the victims and the American dead, but for the "root causes" of the catastrophe that befell them.
Here's a quick sample of the rhetoric Professor Chomsky uses to "educate" our young:

Legally speaking, there's a very solid case for impeaching every American president since the Second World War. They've all been either outright war criminals or involved in serious war crimes.
Chomsky's point of view does not differ significantly from Churchill's. It is certainly not less fanatical, vicious, false, or anti-American.

Who is more typical of academia — Paul Campos or Noam Chomsky? I suspect the latter, or Churchill's shoddy scholarship, lack of qualifications, and "in-your-face" (his own term) anti-American fanaticism would have gotten him into trouble long before the world outside the ivory towers happened to find out about him.

As the fact that Noam Chomsky is regarded as a highly respected intellectual confirms, Churchill is merely the tip of an iceberg. This country's universities have been hijacked by its worst enemies. Allowing these psychopaths and the useful idiots who go along with them to pervert the young minds they are entrusted to educate is like allowing poisonous snakes in a cradle. Higher education needs to be reclaimed.

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Monday, March 21, 2005

the frogs never change

Historical note - Secretary of State Dean Rusk's biting retort to President Charles DeGaulle of France when DeGaulle demanded the immediate withdrawal of all American troops from France: "Does that include all the ones in the cemetaries, mon general?"

never forget saddam's genocide

for a free & peaceful Kurdistan

thank you President Bush & the gop controlled congress

That moral imperative should be that medical
care cannot be withheld from a person who is not brain dead and who is not at
risk for dying from an untreatable disease in the near future. To do otherwise
makes us recall Nazi Germany where retarded people and those with serious
disabilities were "euthanized" (that is, killed).

Sunday, March 20, 2005




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March 20, 2005 -- WE are an ordinary working-class fam ily. For 100 years, our family has lived in Short Strand, a nationalist (Republican) neighborhood of Belfast.
All of us grew up amid the Troubles. Eleven years ago, our mother was hit over the head with a drummer's stick by an Orangeman on the day of a march — right in the hallway of our home — and received 13 stitches. We have known little else but violence and injustice — but our family and our community have withstood it by sticking together.

Today we are finding it very, very difficult to take that our brother Robert has been murdered and his killers — those who for decades have claimed to work in our name and in the name of our Catholic community — have not been brought to justice.

Robert was one of life's gentlemen. He was a very fair person, very generous, very hard-working and dedicated to Bridgeen and his two little boys.

On Jan. 30, he was in a bar having a quiet pint with a friend when they got into an argument with a group of men. But these weren't ordinary citizens. They were members of the IRA and Sinn Fein. They had just gotten back from Derry, where they had attended observances of the anniversary of Bloody Sunday. All day they had marched for justice. Then they all arrived at the bar, and they created their own Bloody Sunday.

Robert was beaten and stabbed and left bleeding to death on the street.

The IRA then conducted a well-organized clean-up operation inside the bar, removing the videotapes from the security cameras and instructing the 70 patrons to say nothing about what had happened.

When we met with the IRA recently, we asked them a question that had haunted us for weeks: Why did this happen? They told us there was no good reason.

We find that chilling.

Everyone knows the names of those responsible, and so does our family. But Americans should be appalled to know that Robert's murderers are still walking around, they are still going on with their daily lives — going for a pint and in and out of their bookies — because the police do not have evidence to bring charges against them.

Our lives are in bits. Every morning, Bridgeen has to walk past them when she takes her and Robert's 4-year-old son to school. And she returns home in tears — every day.

What we want to happen now is for the witnesses — or anyone who knows anything about what happened to Robert — to come forward to tell the police.

We want Sinn Fein and the IRA to do all they can to make sure that happens.

Sinn Fein and the IRA say they did order them to go forward. But those who did exercised their right to silence — they were ordered to go forward, but told to say nothing.

We believe this is nothing more than a stalling tactic in hopes that the whole story will peter out. We believe Sinn Fein are saying one thing to the journalists and the governments — telling them what they want to hear — and saying something else to its membership.

We feel a conspiracy of silence has developed, that some kind of pact was taken that night. We feel there is a lack of will, not ability.

There is no way in the wide world that the strongest guerrilla machine in the world cannot make 15 or 20 people step forward and talk.

This week we came to Washington hoping that someone would listen to our story. We felt that with America's power, hopefully we could advance our quest for justice.

We were absolutely overwhelmed with our reception. President Bush, the senators and congressmen we met with — even the taxi drivers — were well-informed about our case and were genuine and sincere and interested in knowing how they could help.

We got the same message from everyone. There was no ambiguity, no attempt to put this in a wider context: American leaders said they see Robert's case as a test or measurement of Sinn Fein's desire for true peace.

What we also tried to do on our trip to Washington is to dispel the romantic view of the IRA that has existed here — especially among Irish-Americans.

What Americans need to understand is that 10 years ago the IRA were freedom-fighters — but today it is a different story. We are no longer in a conflict, yet atrocities are still being performed — this time by elements of criminality.

What has happened to Robert at the hands of individual IRA members goes against everything Republicanism stands for. Republicanism is about justice, it's about equality and it's about freedom. That's what the past 30 years of the struggle is all about. That's why 10 hunger strikers starved themselves to death.

Those who murdered Robert have taken what was good about the movement and are now doing more damage than what the British government, the old Royal Ulster Constabulary or the (Protestant) loyalists could ever do.

We also find it troubling that many of the people in that bar that night belong to Sinn Fein. Some want to run for government office — yet they haven't felt the need to come forward and testify and do what their own leadership says they should do.

Sinn Fein claims they have done all they can do in this case. That is simply not acceptable.

We believe that the peace process cannot work without justice. For us, justice for Robert will be a sign that peace — true peace — is becoming a reality on the streets of Belfast and throughout Northern Ireland.

Right now, people in our community see Robert's case as a sign that peace isn't what's happening. It may be happening on the political level with people talking about talks and structures. But this is about a real person — a person who had qualities that the people who murdered him do not possess.

We believe President Bush and the other American politicians share our goal, that they want to see a result and believe that a resolution to Robert's murder will not only bring justice to our family, but also justice to Ireland.

In the meantime, our campaign for justice goes on. It started in the streets and has gone all the way to the White House. Now it has to go back to the streets again. There is no way on God's earth that we will forget this.

EDITOR'S NOTE: In their own words, this is the story of the six women, survivors of the murdered Robert McCartney, who have forced the world to take a fresh look at what the IRA has become.

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Saturday, March 19, 2005



victoria cross - real hero

Pte Beharry receives the Victoria Cross for two separate acts of outstanding gallantry of the highest order whilst based in Al Amarah, Maysan Province, Iraq, in 2004.

In the first incident on 1 May 2004, Pte Beharry was driving the Platoon Commander’s Warrior armoured vehicle that had been called to the assistance of a foot patrol caught in a series of ambushes. The Warrior vehicle was hit by multiple rocket propelled grenades, causing damage and resulting in the loss of radio communications. The platoon commander, the vehicle’s gunner and a number of other soldiers in the vehicle were injured. Pte Beharry showed initiative and great courage driving through the ambush, taking his own crew and leading five other Warriors to safety. He then demonstrated outstanding bravery by extracting his wounded colleagues from the vehicle, all the time exposed to further enemy fire. He is cited on this occasion for “valour of the highest order”.

Whilst back on duty on 11 June 2004, Pte Beharry was again driving the lead Warrior vehicle of his platoon through Al Amarah when this vehicle was ambushed. A rocket propelled grenade hit the vehicle and Pte Beharry received serious head injuries. Other rockets hit the vehicle incapacitating his commander and injuring several of the crew. Despite his very serious injuries, from which he is still recovering, Pte Beharry showed great strength of character, taking control of his vehicle and driving it out of the ambush area before losing consciousness.

Private Johnson Beharry, aged 25, was born in Grenada on 27 July 1979. He came to the UK on 6 August 1999 and enlisted in the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (PWRR) in August 2001. After completing his training at the Infantry Training Centre, Catterick, he joined the first Battalion of the PWRR in March 2002. Before joining the Army he worked in the construction industry.


Friday, March 18, 2005

yes Bolton

North Korea: 'Human scum' Bolton is 'worst' UN envoy

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Friday, March 18, 2005
North Korea blasted President Bush's appointment of Undersecretary of State John Bolton, one of the toughest critics of Pyongyang, as new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, saying he would only raise tensions in the international community.

John Bolton

"The most undesirable person was named U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, thus raising tension in the United Nations and international community," said Choson Sinbo, the newspaper run by a Pyongyang-aligned organization of ethnic Korean residents in Japan.
"Bolton's speaking style is so violent the North has labeled him as human scum," said the paper, considered a mouthpiece of the communist regime in Pyongyang. "He is the worst UN envoy," it declared.

Bolton took a vehement stand against North Korea when he was serving as undersecretary of state for arms control. He once described North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Il as "tyrannical" and called the life in the Stalinist state a "hellish nightmare."

Bolton also blasted North Korea as "the world's foremost peddler of ballistic missile-related equipment, components, materials and technical expertise," saying the Bush administration would push for the UN Security Council to urge North Korea to drop its nuclear programs.
North Korea, in return, referred to Bolton as "human scum" and a "bloodsucker."

p.c. on campus

It is interesting to compare academia`s reaction to Larry Summers vs. their reaction to Ward Churchill. Apparently, a remark made out of simple curiousity about possible innate differences between the sexes is far worse than Churchill`s general anti-Americanism and his comments that the victims of 9/11 deserved to die. According to these apparent rules, Churchill deserves academic protection, and Summers deserves ostracism. It is difficult to understand why people don`t recognize that there really is a political bias on our campuses.

Thursday, March 17, 2005


Once more with pizzazz

Monday, 28 February 2005
Mark Steyn

I miss Jean Chrétien. Yes, in many ways he was an unattractive, vicious, small-time wardheeler it was unwise to get within throttling distance of, but in his own stumblingly inarticulate way he was impressively articulate, if only by contemporary Liberal party standards. When you asked him about Iraq, you got a lot of bilingually incoherent mumbo-jumbo that looked like gibberish when you put it down in print--“Da proof is da proof,” etc.--but you always sensed that behind the blather was a shrewd political calculation.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not saying he’s a great man. Great men lead--and, in his rendezvous with history in the days after 9/11, M. Chrétien failed that test, unlike Tony Blair and John Howard. As Mr. Howard said, in the best sound bite that week, this is no time to be an 80 per cent ally.

M. Chrétien was still running the numbers in Quebec, and figuring out whether to be a 43 per cent ally or a 26 per cent ally, but certainly somewhere in that ballpark. But this is modern Canada and, by the standards of a one-party state whose one party is filled with opportunist mediocrities, M. Chrétien bestrides the scene like a colossus.

It’s not hard to be a colossus when everyone else is three-foot-two. Even so, few Canadians--and certainly few Liberals--expected Paul Martin to do such a spectacular job of shrinking in office. Remember the received wisdom of the turn of the century? Da liddle guy was just some Shawinigan bumpkin fronting for all the savvy stuff Paul had dreamt up as finance minister. Rick Anderson, the Canadian Alliance backroom boy who spent most of his time in the front window, was reported to be ready to jump to “the Paul Martin Liberals,” as if the one-party state now had wholly independent operating subsidiaries to give its monopoly the frisson of competition, like Chapters and Indigo. “The Paul Martin Liberals” was where the smart money was.

Some of us were never entirely persuaded by this. As I wrote in 2002, “When it comes to the drift and decline of the last decade, Martin bears as much responsibility as Chrétien. On the challenges of Kyoto, terrorism, foreign policy and health care, his leadership’s as bold as a vanilla blancmange.” But back then nobody cared. Bay Street was pining for a guy who spoke their language--i.e., complete sentences with the words in the right order, with periods and subordinate clauses and the occasional semicolon. And that’s what Martin offered. As he boldly declared at the beginning of the Iraq war: “Many people have asked me what my view is of Canada’s decision not to participate in this military action. I have said clearly that at a moment such as this Canada must, and must be seen to, speak with one voice. That is the voice of our prime minister and foreign affairs minister.”

Well, that’s two voices right there. But the point is that if you use enough forceful nouns, verbs and adjectives and emphasize at all times that you’ve said clearly that Canada must, and must be seen to, and must clearly be seen to, be speaking clearly with one clear voice that must be heard, and must be seen to be heard, then impressionable types will easily mistake your windy evasiveness for a courageous, principled stand.

I overestimated Paul Martin. I assumed that, underneath the autopilot boilerplate pol-drone, he had a view on Iraq, Canada, the world, etc., and it was only because of the interminable holding pattern he was stuck in, waiting to land at Sussex Drive, that he felt unable to reveal it to us.

But, if anything can be clearly seen these days, it’s that Paul Martin has wanted to be prime minister his entire life and has worked ruthlessly toward that end, and yet has never troubled himself to acquire a political philosophy. I don’t mean like Thatcherism or Reaganism. He doesn’t have to invent a top-to-toe Martinism; he could just latch onto someone else’s philosophy, one he happens to--what’s the phrase?--believe in. But it’s clear, and it’s increasingly being clearly seen to be clear, that he doesn’t believe in anything.

Mr. Martin’s latest wheeze is to outsource Canadian foreign policy to an international-relations gal at Oxford University. He was having it done in-house, but he felt his advisors’ report wasn’t quite what he was in the market for and decided that he was looking for something with “a little more pizzazz.”

That’s great, isn’t it? He may be onto something. In the most famous summation of British foreign policy, Lord Palmerston said that England had no eternal allies and no perpetual enemies, only eternal and perpetual interests. Canada has no eternal allies, no perpetual enemies, no eternal and perpetual interests, only an eternal and perpetual dearth of pizzazz. Hmm. Catchy.

Whether Jennifer Welsh, the Saskatchewan-born Oxonian in question, can provide the pizzazz is another matter. Her book, At Home in the World: Canada’s Global Vision for the 21st Century, is not without merit, he says sniffily, damning with faint praise. But its global vision for the nineties, its thesis of “Canada-as-model-citizen” is one nobody in any country that matters is interested in. Jean Chrétien tried it three years ago, and without having to put Miss Welsh on the payroll. Dispatching the environment minister to the UN with a copy of the signed Kyoto treaty, da liddle guy instructed him to tell Kofi Annan that “Canada is a good citizen of the world.”

Well, maybe. Certainly, if Canada wanted to be a good citizen of Canada, it would never have signed Kyoto. But, if anything’s been clobbered since 9/11, the Afghan liberation, the Sudanese slaughter, the tsunami, the Iraqi elections and the Oil-for-Fraud program, it’s the notion that poseur transnationalism is any kind of viable and sufficient creed. Do you remember Mr. Martin’s big idea from last spring, before he got the pizzazz fever? He went down south and proposed the creation of an alternative to the UN--a G20-plus, with membership confined to the big democracies plus select dictatorships it’s hard to keep out, like China. But that would just mean one more secretariat, one more bureaucracy, one more time-consuming summit at which nothing gets done. Mr. Martin, a quintessential “model citizen of the world,” understands that--which is why he suggested it: he wants a more effective platform for meaningless moral preening. But these days, as the tsunami relief effort underlined, the countries that matter--the U.S., Britain, Australia, India, etc.--are results-oriented. Real pizzazz is in the results, not the blowhard General Assembly address.

Emphasizing pizzazz tends to separate you from reality. I’d love to know what Lord Palmerston would have made of Mr. Martin’s take on Canadian history as articulated on his recent Asian junket. As reported by the Sun chain’s doting Alexander Panetta, “The principles in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms are an example, Martin said recently, of how to build a peaceful country from the ashes of war.”

What ashes were around when the charter was adopted? Unless you’re standing next to one of those separatist barns M. Trudeau was so enthusiastic about torching or a traditionally incendiary Shawinigan business property operated by Jean Duhaime and lavishly funded by the Business Development Bank, Canada is pretty much an ash-free zone. Mr. Martin is OD’ing on charter pizzazz. Over-inflation is one reason why we don’t have much of a global identity: non-Canadians know baloney when they hear it.

In another dangerous time--1918--Fieldmarshal Haig said of Lord Derby, “D is a very weak-minded fellow I am afraid and, like the feather pillow, bears the marks of the last person who has sat on him.” We have not just a one-party state, but a one-man state, which Paul Martin cunningly seized from his predecessor. Yet, even though there are no alternative persons of power to sit on him, he’s even more of a feather pillow than Derby. From da liddle guy to da much liddler guy: how weird is that?

does no mean no?


It was Canada's 9/11 and we blew it
victim's daughter

Stewart Bell
National Post

March 17, 2005

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MISSISSAUGA - Esther Venketeswaran was asleep in her parents' room when her mother came home early from her nursing shift at Bethesda Home and said, "Something's the matter with your father's plane."

They turned on the radio in the kitchen and listened as the CFRB announcer reported that an Air-India flight outbound from Canada had gone down off the coast of Ireland. All 329 on board were believed dead.

Friends took Esther, then 15, and her brother David, 13, to McDonald's for breakfast and told them their father was strong and he might be out there somewhere clinging to a piece of debris, but she knew she would never see him again.

"It just devastated us," she said.

Yesterday, a B.C. judge found Ripudaman Singh Malik and Ajaib Singh Bagri not guilty of conspiring to plant the bomb that brought down Air-India Flight 182 on June 23, 1985.

"I had a feeling, so I'm not surprised," Esther's mother, Ann Venketeswaran, said after the verdict was read to stunned relatives in a Vancouver courtroom. "I feel very, very sad. I mean, somebody did it."

Esther, now 34, said the verdict would not make any meaningful difference. She is angry at not only those behind the bombing, but also a government she believes has neither confronted terrorism nor cared for its victims.

During an interview at her Mississauga apartment, her photos of her father spread on the coffee table next to the Bible she took with her when she attended the trial in Vancouver, she noted that after the Palestine Liberation Organization murdered 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, Israel sent the Mossad secret service to hunt down the killers. After 9/11, George W. Bush declared war against terrorists.

Canada's response to the Air-India bombing was by comparison "apathetic and indifferent," she said. The police investigation faltered. Some Canadian Sikhs vehemently denied members of their community were involved.

the death of hockey

Irwin N. Graulich


The Death of Hockey
By Irwin N. Graulich
Mar 16, 2005

Baseball is rolling in the dough. The Superbowl is the most watched event in the world. The NBA has become a money machine. And hockey is dying a slow death.

While unions, big business and greed certainly are playing a role in hockey's demise, the greater blame can be attributed to vast differences between American Judeo-Christian values and European ideals. Secular Europe has become the antithesis of America, rejecting our battles, our strengths and our wisdom.

Amoral Europe, the land that gave birth to communism, Marxism, fascism and Nazism, learned all the wrong lessons from The Holocaust and WWII. Instead of realizing that fighting evil is a moral good, Europe has confused the issue by thinking that "fighting" is always wrong. Hence, their opposition to the invasion of Iraq.

These ideas have played out in the once rough and tumble sport of North American hockey. Before 1985, there were vast differences between the way the sport was played here and abroad. The National Hockey League (NHL) was made up of teams that stressed size, aggressiveness, toughness, excitement and adrenaline. European hockey emphasized finesse, beauty, form and the "art" of skating.

Rather than embrace the important concept learned from Nazi Germany that worshipping aesthetics is truly meaningless in terms of character development, Europeans have actually learned the opposite lesson. Pre-WWII Germany, which had the most museums and orchestras in the world, still produced gas chambers. Yet the sophisticated European socialists and leftist intellectuals of our 21st century somehow think that there is some relationship between art appreciation and goodness. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Part of sports today is spectacle, as well as the battle between good guys and bad guys. There is a entertainment and fantasy element built into fan interest, explaining the tremendous popularity of professional wrestling. Since hockey battles were real, they provided the only sports outlet besides boxing, for actual fights, a natural and healthy outlet for men's violent tendencies.

After the demise of the Soviet Union, many Russian and European hockey players began to infiltrate the NHL, searching for greater financial rewards. As Canada opened itself up to European values, everything began to change. Canadians embraced a sports "affirmative action program," where pure skill totally trumped inner heart and desire, important "old" Canadian and American traits.

Toughness, hard hitting and fighting were removed from the sport under the auspices of political correctness. After all, if Europe preferred a ballet on ice with hockey sticks, then the average hockey fan everywhere should want to join the sophisticated crowd. So went the thinking of the Stanley Cup hierarchy. Unfortunately, the entire Canadian political system has embraced similar ideas and is the reason why there is such a great problem with growing Islamic fundamentalism, similar to Europe.

Unfortunately, the NHL in the United States is ruled through Montreal, and thus has become a European outpost. Hockey, a wonderful Canadian invention had turned too American, with players becoming American cowboys rather than "international" figure skaters. The pseudo sophisticates to our North wished to move beyond sports as an entertainment vehicle, setting up new rules and regulations that do not allow the tremendous passion and drive of the less graceful to succeed.

America has shown itself to be different than virtually any other country, with a willingness to fight, when necessary. The progressives up North and across the ocean see physical strength and power as old-fashioned and unnecessary. It has become pc to ban fighting, since the big word around elite circles is "peace."

The fight against hockey violence was actually a battle against America. If a hockey player fights back to protect himself, he was considered too aggressive, just like Israel. Evidence the European and Canadian positions vis a vis the Middle East.

As Canada continues to exercise a misguided foreign policy, its political ideals have transcended down into society, bringing with it the downfall of a once great sport. Its anti-war, anti-fighting ideal presents a wonderful entrepreneurial opportunity for a new American style league to arise. Future Steinbrenners, take note.

The Players Association and the owners have begun to think like Neville Chamberlain, that negotiation and bringing pacifism into the sport will ultimately create success. However, it is simply the rejection of America and embracing European ideals which have become key factors in hockey's demise. Unless hockey Commissioner Bettman goes back to the good old days of "The Broad Street Bullies," the sport will continue to deteriorate, along with most other European ideologies and beliefs.


Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Canukistan pol. anti-semitism

Canada recalls passports of Israeli-born

A Canadian passport
Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski


Taking a page out of the manuals of large manufacturers who recall merchandise found to be faulty or dangerous, the Canadian government has begun "recalling" Canadian passports that bear mention of "Jerusalem, Israel" as the passport bearer's place of birth.

Natalie Amar, a spokesperson at the Canadian embassy, confirmed Monday that "we are indeed recalling the passports, because they are inconsistent with our long standing policy."

Canada, like every other country in the world with the exception of Costa Rica and El Salvador, doesn't recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and in the past has – like the US – only listed "Jerusalem" on passports for Canadians born in the city.

B'nai Brith Canada launched a lawsuit in January on behalf of a 17-year-old Israeli-born Canadian, Eliyahu Yehoshua Veffer, accusing the government of discrimination because Veffer's passport does not mention his country of birth, Israel, but only the city – Jerusalem.

During the ongoing legal proceedings, the Canadian government reportedly became aware that some of its passports had indeed been inadvertently issued with the name of Israel next to that of Jerusalem, and began its recall.

Amar would not say how many passports were at issue.

The Canadian government will issue the new passports free of charge, and reimburse travel costs for those having to travel to get them.

Diplomatic officials in Jerusalem said the Foreign Ministry is raising the issue with the Canadian government. One diplomatic official said "that while we may have different interpretations of Jerusalem's final status, if someone is born in Israel, it should be recorded as Israel. Making Jerusalem ex-territorial doesn't conform to reality."


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

anti-semitism in canukistan

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Reports of anti-Semitic incidents up dramatically in 2004, says Jewish group

Terry Pedwell
Canadian Press

March 15, 2005

OTTAWA (CP) - A "chilling" new audit shows a record number of anti-Semitic incidents in Canada last year.

B'nai Brith Canada's League for Human Rights released a report Tuesday citing 857 incidents across the country. It's the highest number since the organization began tracking such incidents 22 years ago. And it's up 47 per cent from 2003.

The biggest numbers were in Ontario and Quebec, with one incident recorded for the first time in Nunavut.

Especially troubling was a 59 per cent increase in incidents aimed at Jewish homes, said league director Ruth Klein.

"We find this number especially chilling because it implies a measure of premeditation," Klein said at an Ottawa news conference.

"People are actually taking the trouble to find out where Jews live, and targeting them in their own homes."

Incidents range from graffiti spray-painted on buildings, to bomb threats, to violence.

Jewish students were also targeted in 47 incidents, often linked to anti-Israel or anti-war events.

Almost one-third of all incidents occurred in March and April, when Israel launched countermeasures against terrorist groups in the Palestinian territory. Klein said that seemed to fall in line with a historical pattern surrounding Israeli military activity.

"We've often found in the past that whenever there's increased tension in the Middle East, Jews in this country are targeted by people who are acting out on their anti-Israel anger," said Klein.

Figures are compiled from incidents reported directly to the league's anti-hate hotline, or its regional offices in Toronto, Halton-Peel in Ontario, Montreal, Ottawa, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

Almost 45 per cent of the incidents in the 2004 report were investigated by police. Of those, 13 resulted in charges, with one leading to a prison sentence. Several cases are still before the courts.

The league makes a number of recommendations in its report, including having dedicated hate crime units established by all major police forces. The report also calls on Ottawa to amend the Criminal Code to include Holocaust denial as a hate crime.

Among the incidents cited by the league in 2004:

-Graffiti on a city street in Cambridge, Ont., proclaiming "Help save the world. Kill the Jews."

-A website, created by a teenager in St. John's, Nfld., filled with anti-Jewish comments.

-A Jewish home in Calgary spray-painted with the words "Hitler Rules."

© The Canadian Press 2005


canukistan 2

Canada and Missile Defense

by Bob Skilnik


Canada's Sovereign Airspace

Since the early 1990s, Canada and the United States have held periodic consultations on the idea of an integrated anti-ballistic missile system to protect all of North America from a surprise missile attack from potential enemies. At the time that the talks were initiated, President George H. Bush had revised the ambitious Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) program of the Reagan era, and authorized research and development of the Global Protection Against Limited Strikes (GPALS) program which was also intended, like SDI, as a missile defense system that would have the limited capability of dealing with no more than 200 incoming warheads, a reflection of the nuclear stand down between Moscow and Washington.

The end of the Cold War and the dismantling of a large portion of the strategic missile systems of the former Soviet Union and the United States had ended the Mutual Assured Destruction (MAD) doctrine that both superpowers ascribed to and against which SDI was originally envisioned. With MAD, huge arsenals of land and sea-based nuclear delivery systems had assured each party that a massive Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) attack by either side would almost assuredly bring about the mutual annihilation of the aggressor country as well. The philosophy of MAD was retaliatory, not defensive. Frightening in its simplicity, MAD held the destructive nuclear possibilities of the U.S.S.R. and the United States in abeyance for decades.

Until recently, however, the idea of using a “Star Wars” strategy of shooting down incoming missiles as they made their way towards North America was little more than a pipe dream. But with five successful intercepts of test-fired ballistic missiles, the latest taking place on February 24, the reality of a protective anti-missile shell over all of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, is coming closer to fruition. Perhaps one should say “was” and not “is” after Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin abruptly decided to bow out of the cost-free (for Canadians, that is) defensive program that he had initially supported.

Why? Well, only Martin knows the answer to the question but his tentative hold on his coalition government is highly dependent on the support of the more radical elements of the Liberal Party and the whining of voters living in Quebec, the most pacifist of Canadian providences. To make matters worse, the Prime Minister now insist that the U.S. will be required to get permission from the Canadian government before firing on any incoming missiles coming in over Canada towards the U.S. “This is our airspace, we're a sovereign nation and you don't intrude on a sovereign nation's airspace without seeking permission,” said Martin, indicating that he either has the big balls of a bull moose or the minuscule brain of a weasel.

At the last stage of a defensive anti-missile posture, a point where seconds might make the difference between knocking out an incoming missile or contemplating what's left of the ruble that was once Washington, D.C., there's no time to make a a decision by committee, layered with political niceties. To get an idea of how the Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) operates, and why a missile flying over Canada is the point of no return, it might help to look at the overall anti-ballistic missile system.

The Boost Phase Defense is the most ambitious phase and most reminiscent of a “Star Wars” approach to defense. As an attack missile leaves its launching pad, struggles against the forces of gravity and is still within an altitude of 300 miles or less, high power lasers beams will be used to kill the threatening missile. As a second resort---a back-up---Kinetic Energy Interceptors (KEI) launched from mobile systems will be used to bring down the missiles. The window for targeting and destroying attack missiles in the first few minutes of flight is short, only three to five minutes after launch, but offers an easily-targeted heat signature from the engine. This short time frames precipitates a sea-based defense that would have to be deployed to a region in anticipation of attack. Current plans are for this phase to be fully tested by 2011.

The Terminal Phase Defense is one of last resort and the system that would be deployed over the sovereign airspace of Canada. This phase typically last thirty-seconds to one minute or so as the attack missile falls back into the atmosphere and heads towards its target. It consists of a combination of truck-mounted missile launchers, including Arrow and Patriot Pac-3 systems, jet interceptors, radars---to include a towering X-band radar system that will be built to float at sea on two motorized pontoons the size of Trident submarines---and command, control, and battle management (C2BM) features. The C2BM integrates external defensive systems with the national military command structure.

A key part of the BMDS is the currently deployed Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system which employs various ground and sea-based defensive missile systems during the Midcourse Phase Defense. This middle range phase for the interception of attack missiles currently offers the greatest degree of kill success, with a window of up to twenty minutes. Multiple launches of Ground-Based Interceptors (GBI) could be used to ensure a high rate of success, boosted by the predictable path of an attack missile as it goes through and completes its trajectory. At a predetermined point, the GBI would release a Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) that is fifty-five inches long and weighs 140 pounds. This device has its own infrared seeker, guidance system, and motor. As it nears its target, the EKV would integrate data from a sophisticated radar system, adjust its flight path if necessary, and lock on to its target. If successful, the interceptor would collide with the attack missile and destroy it and its payload. A challenge to this defensive phase of missile intercept, however, is the ability of the offensive missile to employ countermeasures to thwart multiple intercept missiles. It is this phase that is currently being deployed and being tested.

Since the U.S. intelligence currently projects a possible ICBM threat from either North Korea or Iran in the next fifteen years or so, as current technological hurdles in their missile programs are surmounted, the deployment and continued testing of the BMDS in upcoming years seems warranted and it's this reality that makes Canadian Prime Minister Martin's decision to pull-out of a North American anti-missile defensive system so alarming.

So what should the United States do with their increasingly irritating neighbor up north in light of their claim of airspace sovereignty---even as missiles are reentering the atmosphere? Obviously, fire our missiles over the Great North to protect our country, Martin, Quebec, and the Liberal Party be damned. In the meantime, however, why not put the economic squeeze on them. Canadians have been begging the U.S. to resume the importation of their beef, this in light of a number of cases of mad cow disease found in their Alberta bovines. President Bush had earlier pledged to veto a bill approved by the Senate that would continue to stop the importation of Canadian beef to the U.S. Hopefully, the President will reconsider his threat of a veto and send a message to P.M. Martin. While he's at it, some nice-sized tariffs on Canadian soft lumber would be nice, as well as a tariff retaliation on potatoes from Prince Edward Island.

Will a trade war help convince Martin that alienating Canada's biggest and most powerful ally by jeopardizing its national security is a mistake? Well, look at France. The U.S. tourist trade in Gaul has decreased considerably since their treachery at the United Nations when Bush was seeking their support for the invasion of Iraq. French wine imports have also fallen almost twenty-five percent in the same period.

Suddenly, France has offered to spend E15 million to train 1500 Iraqi military police in neighboring Qatar or even in France while forgiving some Iraqi debt. They've also assumed a joint posture with the U.S. to force Syria out of Lebanon, and are about to send their defense minister to Washington with hat in hand, hoping to win U.S. support for the European Union's plan to lift its weapons embargo against China. It's not a U.S.-France love fest, but the economic effect of the average American avoiding anything to do with France has had an effect.

Now it's Canada's turn.

Monday, March 14, 2005

anthrax at two military postal facilities

Mar 14, 11:15 PM (ET)


(AP) A postal customer Mike Rogers, center, of Bordentown, N.J., mails a package at the post office in...
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How come this is not reported in MSM?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sensors at two military mail facilities in the Washington area detected signs of anthrax on two pieces of mail Monday, but Pentagon officials said the mail had already been irradiated, rendering any anthrax inert.

Saturday, March 12, 2005


If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.
--Margaret Atwood, Canadian writer

great cartoons


Audentes fortuna juvat

The only thing I regret is that they got him alive. He should have be exicuted and that would have saved the tax payers the money of putting him to death.


Friday, March 11, 2005

In honor of NYC fireman

click to see my art

La vigilancia eterna es el precio de la libertad.

The media has forgoten

why has the media and liberals in general forgotten sept 11?

Thursday, March 10, 2005

haggadot art

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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

ben franklin

70 years to no were

How much did Italy pay the terrorists?

Still, you would expect a country that once embraced the defiant spirit of Fabrizio Quattrochi -- the murdered Italian security guard taken hostage in Iraq last year who stoically told his assassins, "I'm going to show you how an Italian dies" -- to resist the Quisling impulse with every fiber of its collective being.
The consequences of capitulation are bloody obvious. When you allow your people to be used as terrorist collection plates, the thugs will keep coming back for more. Might as well hang a sign around the neck of every Italian citizen left in Iraq: Buon appetito.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

my art


16 May, 1918 The U.S. Sedition Act
SECTION 3. Whoever, when the United States is at war, shall willfully make or convey false reports or false statements with intent to interfere with the operation or success of the military or naval forces of the United States, or to promote the success of its enemies, or shall willfully make or convey false reports, or false statements, . . . or incite insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny, or refusal of duty, in the military or naval forces of the United States, or shall willfully obstruct . . . the recruiting or enlistment service of the United States, or . . . shall willfully utter, print, write, or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the form of government of the United States, or the Constitution of the United States, or the military or naval forces of the United States . . . or shall willfully display the flag of any foreign enemy, or shall willfully . . . urge, incite, or advocate any curtailment of production . . . or advocate, teach, defend, or suggest the doing of any of the acts or things in this section enumerated and whoever shall by word or act support or favor the cause of any country with which the United States is at war or by word or act oppose the cause of the United States therein, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both....


JINSA1779 Massachusetts Ave., NWSuite 515Washington, DC 20036202-667-3900202-667-0601 FaxMarch 8, 2005JINSA Report #475The Hon. John BoltonRarely do the words "United Nations" and "fun" occur for us in the same sentence; nor the words "United Nations" and "effective progress." However, the nomination of John Bolton to be US Ambassador to the UN makes us hopeful for the first time in a long time that the institution in which so many hopes have been so wrongly vested for so many years might be better vested now.Mr. Bolton – a member of the JINSA Board of Advisors when not in public service – is one of very few people in Washington who can tick off specific accomplishments. He is responsible for withdrawing US participation in the outmoded ABM Treaty with the agreement of Russia; withdrawing the US signature from the treaty on the International Criminal Court with its provisions that contradict the US Constitution; withdrawing the US signature from the unworkable Kyoto Treaty; spearheading the UN rescinding of the infamous "Zionism is Racism" resolution. And, lest one think all of his accomplishments are in the negative, John Bolton is author and executor of the Proliferation Security Initiative (PSI) – a vastly underappreciated multinational operation to halt illicit trade in nuclear materials.PSI deserves a closer look. It is a focused program to solve an existing problem using existing legal authorities and international law frameworks, including UN Resolution 1540. It began with eleven partners – Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the UK and the US. That represents a fair percentage of Old Europe including those who were unalterably opposed to US action in Iraq, proving that Mr. Bolton can build coalitions around agreed-upon principles.The PSI partners are democratic countries, but Mr. Bolton has also been the architect of the Six Party Talks on North Korean nuclear capabilities. In that case, he formed a coalition of regional neighbors, not all democracies, directly affected by North Korean activities – China, Russia, Japan, South Korea – plus the US and North Korea.In terms of the United Nations, the repeal of "Zionism is Racism" is a clue to Mr. Bolton's attitude toward the institution. He is not, as his critics claim, "anti-UN," but rather unwilling to overlook the obvious problems of an institution with a democratic mechanism (a General Assembly with voting power) driven by undemocratic nations seeking to use the form for undemocratic purposes. The repeal was essential, he told a JINSA audience at the time, because even though General Assembly resolutions have no force of international law, they set the moral standard. It was wrong, he said, to have enshrined in the Assembly such a flagrant untruth. It was his mission to fix it.And therein lies the "fun." It isn't clear that the UN can be "fixed," but it is clear that the path to "effective progress" lies in a US Ambassador to the UN with the ability to define discrete problems, an ability to form coalitions to resolve those problems, and most important, a clear moral compass defining democracy as a higher order of government. John Bolton does and he can and it will be fun to watch him take those skills to Turtle Bay on behalf of American interests and American allies, including Israel.To view this JINSA Report online click on the link below.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

jews from arab lands

In 1948, nearly 900,000 Jews -- indigenous to the Middle East and North Africa -- lived in what are now known as the "Arab States."
Today, 99% of these ancient Jewish communities no longer exist in the lands where we lived for thousands of years.
Arab governments forced us to leave, confiscated our property and stripped us of our citizenship.

Thursday, March 03, 2005

democrat hipocrits

It is hideous, outrageous and offensive for Senator Byrd to suggest that the Republican Party's tactics could in any way resemble those of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party," Foxman said.

Does Rob't kkk Byrd suffer from demtia?

Wednesday, March 02, 2005



"It is hideous, outrageous and offensive for Senator Byrd to suggest that the Republican Party's tactics could in any way resemble those of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party," Foxman said.