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The end of Saddam - the beginning of the end?

It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. A man with the blood of hundreds of thousands, possibly millions, on his hands. Unrepentant to the end, defiant, assured of his right to torture, gas, and put into meat grinders anyone who disagrees with him, who vigorously exercised that right unparalleled in the history of the late 20th century. Yet liberals the world over, particularly in Europe, decry the execution of Saddam Hussein. These misguided souls see no difference between the heinous, unjustified acts of Saddam, and the societal self-defense that was his execution. They see no difference between initiating an act of violence, and responding to that act. A proper system of justice exists to ensure that a criminal cannot repeat his acts. The response by society increases in proportion to the potential future threat that criminal poses to society. The people of Iraq know how dangerous Saddam is, by his history, even if the many Saddam apologists in Europe prefer to bu

Same-old Socialist Sing-Song Rarely is the true intent of Socialists lade bare so clearly as in Mexico in the past few days. "After camping out in Congress for three days in an attempt to control the speaker's podium and prevent Calderon from taking office, Mr Obrador's supporters seized the chamber's entrances yesterday morning. They draped a giant banner across the chamber reading "Mexico doesn't deserve a traitor to democracy as president," and exchanged punches with ruling-party officials." This election was widely monitored by third parties, was ruled by Mexico's highest election courts as valid, and was close. Even though his margin was only 1%, Calderon won the election. The "traitor to democracy" then is clearly those who were using physical force - threats, physical possession of the stage, and violence - to try to prevent the winner of the election from taking office. These

The Left and Free Speech The European Commission has condemned a French parliament vote in support of a law criminalising denial that Armenians suffered genocide by the Ottoman Turks, saying the move is likely to hinder open dialogue on Armenia in would-be EU member state Turkey. ... The socialist-drafted law was passed by 106 votes to 19 in the lower house and found favour on both sides of the poltical divide with 49 centre-right MPs backing the bill although President Chirac's conservative government has spoken out against it. Note carefully, socialists in France have outlawed a point of view. The Armenian Genocide is not something I am familiar with though it's been in the news a lot lately. Based on other first-hand reports of the behavior of the Ottomans in WWI I give the claims the benefit of the doubt. But the point here is not that some people in Turkey or elsewhere want to deny it. It's that freedom of speech includes the ability to say and believe some pre

Culture of Excuses

Mel Gibson described his infamous anti-Semitic rant at a policeman as "the stupid ramblings of a drunkard," the UK-based Evening Standard’s entertainment guide This is London reported. According to the report, the actor, who has a long history of fighting alcoholism, also said he has not had a drink for 65 days, but admitted staying sober is a struggle.,7340,L-3313889,00.html That's strange. I have been falling-down drunk on a number of occasions, yet I have never launched into an anti-Semitic tirade. This is a classic example of an individual avoiding responsibility for their own beliefs and actions, by blaming a scapegoat.

Seattle Times distorts the Iraq War Now in its fourth year, the war has taken a heavy toll: More than 2,600 Americans have died and many more Iraqis have been killed. Last month alone, about 3,500 Iraqis died violently, the highest monthly civilian toll so far. So let's be clear about "the war". There is no "the war". There are a multitude of conflicts currently playing out in Iraq. The current war that the US is directly engaged in, is among violent Islamofascists who want the US out of Iraq so they can take over and establish an Islamic dictatorship. Aside from that, there is the "sectarian violence" which is Shiites slaughtering Sunnis in exchange for 30 years of Sunni slaughter of Shiites - and vice versa going back 1,400 years. And, some number of these deaths were perpetrated by criminal gangs similar to our own mafia, who have been kidnapping and beheading for ransom for many decades in Iraq. The Seat

The Anfal Campaign

From the Washington Post, Months later, the first of eight waves of the Anfal campaign was launched, lasting until the end of 1988 and moving systematically across northeastern Iraq. The military bombarded villages, sometimes with mustard gas and nerve agents, then sent in troops to raze the communities. Families were taken to camps by the truckload, while in some cases men were executed on the spot, the rights group's report said. THE CAMPS: Tens of thousands were taken to prison camps in northern and central Iraq, where men and boys were separated from their families. Most of the males disappeared, executed by firing squad and buried in mass graves. Women, children and elderly were held for months in crowded, unsanitary conditions that caused further deaths, according to Human Rights Watch." This was precisely Hitler's "final solution" to the "Jewish problem". Plea

How the media distorts the news

Ok, so of course George Soros, Noam Chomsky and Vladimir Lenin think the US news media is controlled by "right-wing corporations". The bias in the media is subtle, but it's there. I know it, you know it - but you just can't quite put your finger on it? Here's an example. July 20 (Bloomberg) -- The day before Tuesday's US Senate vote backing embryonic stem-cell research... Bloomberg (a liberal rag run for the benefit of so-called "right-wing corporations") makes it sound as if George Bush is single-handed stopping stem-cell research. This of course is not true. The bill would have spent federal government dollars on stem-cell research, which sometimes involves getting stem cells from aborted fetuses. This is controversial among some of the President's backers (ya think?) and so he vetoed the bill. What Bloomberg does not bother to mention is that any private company can acquire fetuses and do whatever they want to with them - including harve

Anti-Semitism of the Socialist Left

In the history of the 20th Century, violent anti-semitism is most commonly associated with its most famous executive - Adolph Hitler. However, anti-semitism has a long history in Europe, and in particular, it has a long association with Socialism. Hitler's hatred of Jews was not a freak aberration on the Continent. In fact, part of the reason he rose to power so quickly is that many Europeans sympathized with his beliefs. For a thousand years, Jews in Europe have been vilified; accused of everything from secret control of governments, to hoarding gold, to actually eating babies. Scapegoating Jews is something pretty close to Europe's national pastime, right behind football. The European socialist movements capitalized on this, as one of many weapons of class warfare. In fact, it is still common to this day to see the phrase "Jewish bourgeois nationalists" on socialist web sites. (Google it). Socialists are still firing their "Jews are the cause of all our pro

World War III

World War III is starting to flare up again. This conflict, which started in decades past and will continue for decades more, is the battle of Islamic Fascism versus the free world. The immediate situation started three weeks ago in late June 2006, when Hamas operatives kidnapped an Israeli soldier, then demanded the release of thousands of Palestinian Arab prisoners held in Israel. Of course, many of the Arabs we are talking about are in those prisons for acts of terrorism and violence. Hamas wants them freed for the obvious reason - to help fight their declared war of destruction against Israel. Two days ago, on July 11, Hezbollah did the same, this time crossing the border into Israel, attacking Israeli troops, murdering some and kidnapping two. They fled into Lebanon with the Israeli kidnappees, and again demanded the release of Palestinian prisoners. Hezbollah and Hamas are proxies for Iran and Syria. It is believed Iran funds these and other terrorist groups with $100M or mor

Double standard or consistent behavior? So, Arabs are outraged at the abuse at Abu Ghraib, and they are really really outraged, to the point of rioting, arson and murder about cartoons. Where is the Arab outrage at the mass graves in Iraq? Perhaps they have a double-standard. Perhaps a Muslim being mistreated by another Muslim is okay, but a Muslim being mistreated by an "infidel" is bad. It could be an aspect of the "anything we do is good, anything America does is evil" America-bashing that is prevalent throughout the world. Or perhaps they are being perfectly consistent. Perhaps the issue is not that Muslims are dead - perhaps it is that Shiite Muslims are dead. After all, according to some counts, Sunni's make up the vast majority of Muslims, as much as 90%. So perhaps the real answer is that most Muslims simply feel the same way their Brother Sunni Saddam did - Shiites are not real muslims and deserve to die like animals right alongside the

You've proven the point already

And almost two weeks later it's still going on. Regarding violent riots in Pakistan where businesses were burned down, and people were killed. From the New York Times : Incensed protestors in Peshawar burnt the Danish flag and effigies of the Danish prime minister while chanting "Death to Denmark." Local officials said one person was killed there due to electrocution, but news reports said the man was killed by a power cable that snapped from gunfire by protestors. Local media also reported that an 8-year-old child was killed by a bullet shot to the head. Akram Khan Durrani, the chief minister of the Northwestern Frontier Province, which includes Peshawar, condemned the violent riots but sympathized with the spirit of the protests. "Protest is a democratic right', Mr. Durrani said in a televised interview, adding that "emotions of Muslims have been hurt because of the cartoons." "The people behind the cartoons are the biggest ter

Proves the point.. "DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Furious Syrians set fire to the Danish and Norwegian embassies on Saturday as protests over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad showed no signs of abating despite calls for calm." The violent response to a bunch of stupid cartoons clearly proves the point of the cartoons. The followers of Mohaemmed are just like Mohammed was - intolerant, brutal, and violent.