Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Tactic of warfare: Captives told to claim torture

Are "public relations" or propaganda legitimate aspects of warfare? The United States military has units who specialize in this and who are covered under the laws governing armed conflict. Therefore it is reasonable to say that, yes, "public relations" or propaganda are legal components of warfare and as such an individual or organization which aids in the promotion of a "public relations" or propaganda campaign of an enemy can be prosecuted for providing aid or comfort. It is time for those in the media who are providing the medium of transmission for Al Qaeda's propaganda campaign be detained for the duration of the conflict and then prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Lock up, for the duration, one or two editors and half a dozen so called journalist and the security of the United States will be immediately increased as the terrorist voice is constrained.

Captives told to claim torture - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - May 31, 2005, courtesy of the ever vigilant The Center for Security Policy.

Friday, May 27, 2005

It is all about leadership!

Patrick Ruffini has a great post on why the Republicans seem so incompetent and he also offers a solution with "the President leading the way on the policy agenda." While it may be natural for there to be some let down from the heady days of defeating Daschle and expanding the Republican majority, it is time to regain the momentum and start utilizing that majority. The bottom line is it is all about leadership which is sorrowfully lacking in the Republican controlled Senate.

Patrick Ruffini :: Congress for Dummies is an excellent read!

President Bush, please don't engage in talks with a terrorist.

There are several issues where I disagree strongly with President Bush: Illegal immigration and proposed amnesty, Lack of aggressive REAL budget cuts, and engaging in talks with a terrorist even if that terrorist is a politically recognized figure. Strong stands against tyranny and terrorism work, and fifty years of appeasement of the so called Palestinians has plainly not worked for anyone except those who would see Israel and her population destroyed and would then focus their hatred on the United States. Stand against terror and those who harbor or support it Mr. President.

To learn more of who and what Mr. Abbas is view this video from The Center for Security Policy: Deceived.

A Bellandean! God, Country, Heritage: Bush Wrong on Palestinian Israeli Issue has additional links and comments which I encourage you to visit.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Tehran's Terror Master

Patrick Devenny provides us a detailed look at the monsters we are facing around the world in the war on terror. It is important to remember that these people are the enemy of the entire free world and need to be hunted down. The fact that they hide behind a "political" organization, even if legitimized by some in the world, should not insulate them from being captured or killed. These people, and the governments that sponsor or harbor them, are our targets in the war on terror.

Thanks to The Center for Security Policy for providing this from FrontPage magazine.com :: Tehran's Terror Master by Patrick Devenny.

Who bought Voinovich?

Voinovich sounds like someone speaking from coercion not from conviction. Has anyone looked into his rather strange behavior to see who is applying leverage on him and what that leverage is? This sounds like a very scared man who is saying things he does not believe but rather things he has to say.

Some very good questions are being asked at A Bellandean! God, Country, Heritage: What's Wrong with Voinovich?.

North Korea to unstable for the US to continue recovery of U.S. soldiers

The story leaves unsaid the concern that North Korea cannot be trusted to allow our recovery teams to do their work in peace and return.

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - U.S. Halts Efforts to Recover Remains of U.S. Soldiers From N. Korea

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

"Judeo-Christian values are much healthier for a society than Muslim values."

So says, and convincingly argues, Three Knockdown Rule. Controversial as this may be, if you read and think on this post you will likely agree, even if you do not want to admit it.

Comments from a CONSERVATIVE Republican candidate.

Thanks go to Dilley Blog for posting these comments from exactly what we are looking for: a CONSERVATIVE Republican candidate! To bad he is not running in Maine or Arizona.

"Nothing has been resolved."

"Nothing has been resolved" says OKIE on the LAM, except conservative Republicans know which Republican Senators need to be replaced. Conservatives also should now have no illusion to the vital importance of having strong conservative leaders. It is time for the conservative majority to take control of the "big tent."

OKIE on the LAM is trademarked, I apologize for not being able to display the trademark symbol here.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

McCain's demise and the rise of conservatism.

Enough is enough. The heartbeat of the Republican party is conservative and this latest example of moderate Republicans thwarting the will of the base is going to finally provide conservatives the necessary momentum to get control of the leadership of the party.

A Bellandean! God, Country, Heritage has great commentary.

Is Venezuela anxious to join North Korea and Iran on the short list of problem countries?

As the Top of the World Turns reminds us that we live in a dangerous world and how we handle North Korea, Iran, Syria and others with WMD ambitions is critical. Libya after the liberation of Iraq is evidence that the world will watch and remember.

Democrats already breaking the compromise!

Democrat leadership, for the most part, voted against an up or down vote. This is the first of many examples to come of the treachery, yes I said treachery, of the left!

Thanks for the compromise Senator McCain and friends. With friends like this...

Drudge Report had this Senate Roll Vote on Filibuster Fight.

The Hedgehog Blog has the text of the memorandum.

Senator Frist: It's "Follow me" not "Wait for me."

Senator Frist, closing the door on his presidential ambitions, was last seen on the floor of the senate saying "wait for me, wait for me." The job of the Majority Leader is to lead not to be led and Senator Frist has not proven up to the task. The motto of a leader is "Follow me" and it is apparent that our Republican so called leaders have confused it with "Wait for me." NRSC be on notice, not a dime unless you separate those who sold out from the rest of the Republican candidates.

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Democratic Protests in Cuba

A huge swell of momentum for democracy? Perhaps not, but very encouraging to see and we wish the best for these brave people. The United States need to stand with them better than we did during the Bay of Pigs fiasco.

Thanks to Dilley Blog for this link and commentary.

Lion Mutilates 42 Midgets in Cambodian Ring-Fight

And you wondered what could be next for Survivor fans to watch!

Thanks to a friend for this from BBC NEWS.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Perspective is needed over alleged desecration of the Koran

There should be outrage...over fabricated stories that are all but guaranteed to generate violence against the United States and it's troops. There should also be legal consequences for providing aid to our enemies.
Blue Goldfish makes the argument that there should also be outrage over real desecration of holy documents by the same people who are upset over this untrue story.

House Bill Ties U.N. Dues to Reform

It is far past time for the United States to put pressure on the U.N. to clean up it's act. The entire world as well as the United States deserves better and it is time to demand it.

Thanks go to FOXNews.com - Politics - House Bill Ties U.N. Dues to Reform for this story.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Is anyone surprised that Mexico does not support US border control efforts?

"Mexico formally complained to the United States" over US efforts to strengthen control of the border. This should make clear to all that Mexico is and has been an active participant in violating our laws and our sovereignty. Mexico is clearly not our friend and should be treated accordingly!

This from Reuters.com, courtesy of The Center for Security Policy.

Friday, May 13, 2005

Judicial confirmation: NRSC needs separate accounts,

After four years of waiting, it seems to much to hope that the moment is finally arriving. Not just the moment of Judicial nominees getting their Constitutional mandated up or down vote, but also the moment of the Republican so called leadership finally demonstrating that it knows it has a majority. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) needs to set up two separate accounts, one for those who are with the Constitution, the other for those like McCain, Snowe, Hagel and Chafee. If the NRSC does not separate donations they will get no more of my money.

OKIE on the LAM has the skinny.

Ken Salazar is the reason to remember: Friends don't let friends vote Democrat!

Of course Ken Salazar has waffled and is not the "conservative Democrat" he campaigned as. It is completely understandable, if reprehensible, that when politicians get to Washington their loyalties lie elsewhere than with those who sent them. This is why, even if the Democrat candidate is conservative, to always, always remember: Friends don't let friends vote Democrat!

Mount Virtus

Bring back the Minutemen!

Unbelievable! Border patrol supervisors "were clear in their intention" to keep new arrests to an "absolute minimum" to offset the effect of the Minuteman vigil" according to an agent. Guess it is time to expand and make permanent the Minuteman project.

Border Patrol told to stand down in Arizona - The Washington Times: Nation/Politics - May 13, 2005 was found at Drudge Report.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Intruder on US Aircraft Carrier

This is very scary. Sorry to "profile" this guy based on his name alone, but I am not buying the story that he just has a hobby of getting into highly secure National assets. I hope whoever is in charge of force protection got jumped all over for this.

Daily Press had this.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Thank goodness that's over!

The Colorado Assembly did the best think we can hope for from a Democrat Majority (or even a liberal Republican Majority): do little and go home. As a friend said "the best government is the one that does nothing."

Mount Virtus as the commentary, highlights and the link.

Hold Salazar accountable.

Thanks go out to ClayCalhoun for holding Senator Salazar accountable. It is important that our elected officials do those things they said they would do. Salazar, just like Republican Senators, must do what he said he would do: provide "an up-or-down vote in the full Senate on judicial nominations."

It is amazing the difference a positive outlook can make.

Release the Hounds has the comparison.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Rush Warning: Judges Are GOP Litmus Test

Rush is all over this latest case of Republican Lackofspineitis.

This Rush Warning: Judges Are GOP Litmus Test link is courtesy of Drudge Report.

China continues to bully Taiwan

It is far past time for democratic countries to end the "one China" illusion. Only those who enable the bully allow this intimidation to continue. Taiwan and China are each sovereign nations and it is time for the world to recognize this.


Sunday, May 08, 2005

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe trailer.

Saw a promo for this today and was captivated. This does not appear to be another wimpish version like the one that turned off so many to this great story.

avoiding the Tar baby has the link to the trailer.

More on the Medal of Honor

More on the Medal of Honor from The Hedgehog Blog as Memorial Day approaches. Inspiring and humbling.

China: With friends like this...

Given the opportunity to demonstrate where it stands, China chooses to stand with North Korea.

Digital Chosunilbo (English Edition) : Daily News in English About Korea

Two perspectives on things that suck about America.

Read it and laugh!

The Conservative UAW Guy

Friday, May 06, 2005

Medal of Honor remembrance for Memorial Day

The Hedgehog Blog is posting Medal of Honor citations to honor the bravest of the brave as Memorial Day approaches.

Thank you Hedgehog.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Understanding different world views.

If you are uncertain of the differences between a Judeo-Christian and a Secular world view or know someone who needs a better understanding, send them to A Bellandean! God, Country, Heritage: Contrasting World Views: The Judeo-Christian and Secular Humanist World Views. This is a well thought out post that can help explain the differences, particularly to those who do not want to see things as black and white.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Public opinion is not always as advertised.

The left may get more traction from polling in the media, but does that mean they have more support for their ideas? The fact that they have been losing at the ballot box suggest that polling and public action are not directly related. Patrick Ruffini explores this in a very well written piece.

Patrick Ruffini :: Public Opinion 101

Why do some in the administration want a strong China?

William Hawkins has very interesting, and at times disturbing, article on confusion in the administration over China. He discusses the mixed messages which are coming from the administration and sums up the issue by saying:

"It is not, however, good to see trade shift to China from Japan and other Pacific Rim countries, mostly U.S. friends or allies. The trade gains should be used to strengthen American alliances, not enhance the capabilities of a potential adversary. But that would require thinking about the consequences of international economic relations and doing something to shape them in accord with broader national interests."

Some in the administration seem to understand the threat that China is, while others hold to a naive notion that a stronger China is somehow less threatening. Hope the realist prevail in this discussion.

Thanks to The Center for Security Policy for this William Hawkins piece in The Washington Times: Commentary.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Visit the Hounds

Busy posting day at Release the Hounds!. This link I particularly enjoyed but encourage you to visit and enjoy them all.

Socialist behind Law of the Sea Treaty

This is a bad treaty for the United States and infringes on our sovereignty and freedom to operate at sea. Look to The Center for Security Policy for background and additional information on why the United States needs to reject this treaty.

The Homeschool Encourager had this from WorldNetDaily.

Get the unions out of public institutions.

Great news from Ft Collins in the effort to get some control over union meddling in public schools. I realize this case is not an effort to eliminate unions from public institutions but feel that it can get the ball moving in the right direction.

ClayCalhoun.com has the latest.

Mount Virtus has the details.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Tom Osborne Announces Bid For Governor

Tom Osborne, Congressman and former coach of the Huskers, has announced he is running for Governor of Nebraska. Good man for the job!


Of course the proliferation of nukes is our fault.

Have no fear, Kofi Annan is here! The proliferation of nukes has ended now that the United Nations has said it sould stop. Of course it will all be better once the evil United States gives up it's nukes.

The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism In The Information Age

Very interesting post reminding us why print, when it comes news, is dead. The same ideas apply to main stream broadcast news as well, and will likely be ignored also.

Blue Goldfish: The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism In The Information Age

Sunday, May 01, 2005

North Korea launches missile.

"Never rattle the cage unless you are willing to piss off the monkeys."

Why does North Korea think it is anywhere but inside the cage? Unless they have encouragement from either China or Russia, it seems they are isolated and have no reason to show a strong hand at this time. They world knows what they have and saber rattling does not appear to help North Korea which makes me wonder if either China or Russia benefits from this.

FOXNews.com - U.S. & World - Reports: U.S. Warns Japan of N. Korea Missile

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