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Articles Posted by dschapin

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  • How can we fight back?

    09/01/2008 10:41:20 PM PDT · by dschapin · 44 replies · 159+ views
    Vanity | dschapin
    Should we be fighting fire with fire? The media and the Kos bloggers seem to be content to dredge up every minor detail from personal lives of Sarah Palin's kids. Since the media is determined to act in a partisan fashion as the enemy I wonder how hard it would be to fight fire with fire. Now that internet use has become so ubiquitous how tough would it be for us to form a conservative group to investigate partisan media figures. Such a group could publish to the world the scandles and family troubles of partisan media figures like Chris...
  • HRW finds reports of abductions of Serbs from Kosovo credible.

    05/05/2008 4:40:27 PM PDT · by dschapin · 35 replies · 155+ views
    Human Rights Watch ^ | May 5, 2008 | Humab Rights Watch
    Kosovo/Albania: Investigate Postwar Abductions, Transfers to Albania Official Dismissals Premature (New York, May 5, 2008) – Additional information has emerged that bolsters allegations of abductions and cross-border transfers from Kosovo to Albania after the 1998-1999 Kosovo war, Human Rights Watch said today. The Kosovar and Albanian governments should open independent and transparent investigations to help resolve the fate of approximately 400 Serbs who went missing after the war. "Serious and credible allegations have emerged about horrible abuses in Kosovo and Albania after the war," said Fred Abrahams, senior emergencies researcher at Human Rights Watch, who investigated human rights violations in...
  • Del Ponte, Pentagon's "persona non grata"

    03/21/2008 11:05:50 AM PDT · by dschapin · 10 replies · 1,094+ views
    B92 News ^ | 3/15/2008 | B92 News
    B92 News Crime & War crimes Crime & War crimes Del Ponte, Pentagon's "persona non grata" 15 March 2008 | 17:46 | Source: B92, Beta ROME -- The issue of NATO's responsibility for war crimes is explored in Carla Del Ponte's new book. In her as yet unpublished book that Beta news agency has had access to, the former chief Hague prosecutor writes that she had hoped to reopen an investigation into NATO actions during the 1999 bombing of Serbia by the end of her mandate, "once the prosecution's work was not so dependent on the Alliance". The book, entitled...
  • Young Serb Killed in Embassy Riot Shared His Nation's Rage at U.S.

    02/25/2008 9:19:41 AM PST · by dschapin · 36 replies · 160+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | February 25, 2008 | MARC CHAMPION and JOHN W. MILLER
    ... Zoran Vujovic, a lanky, outgoing, sports-crazy college student, was the only person to die in the attack on the embassy. His death was a family tragedy. But the history of violence that has engulfed families such as the Vujovics also helps explain the burst of anti-American anger now sweeping Serbia. This latest spasm to wrack the Balkans began with Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia on Feb. 17. The U.S. and much of Europe quickly supported the Kosovars, enraging many Serbs. But their anti-Western grievances have deeper roots. Zoran and his family were part of the Serb minority...
  • Why We Should Oppose Independant Kosovo

    12/08/2007 8:24:49 PM PST · by dschapin · 11 replies · 109+ views
    Global Politician ^ | 12/8/2007 | Fjordman
    Why We Should Oppose Independent Kosovo Fjordman - 12/8/2007 Hans Rustad runs Document.no, the largest independent weblog in my country. A recent post there contained criticism of me, and I have already answered some of it. However, Mr. Rustad also claimed that I support a revisionist view of the Balkan wars of the 1990s which is "just as factually wrong, immoral and politically dangerous as David Irving's Holocaust revisionism." I consider that statement to be too awful to ignore, and decided to write a reply in English. I have said repeatedly that I believe the Balkan wars were far more...
  • Fred Thompson and the NRLC (Washington Times Editorial(11/15/07))

    11/16/2007 9:07:47 AM PST · by dschapin · 158 replies · 339+ views
    The Washinton Times ^ | November 15, 2007 | Editorial Board
    Fred Thompson and the NRLC It is interesting that the National Right to Life Committee (NRLC) has chosen to endorse Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson, a man who once offered legal advice to a pro-choice group, voted against key pro-life issues in the Senate and now espouses convoluted reasons for rejecting constitutional protection of the unborn. ... Recently, Mr. Thompson refused to support a constitutional amendment that would protect innocent life by restricting the availability of abortions. The sanctity-of-life amendment was a core plank in the Republican Party's 2004 election platform, and yet Mr. Thompson said he could not support...
  • In run for presidency, Thompson tries to pull a Schwarzenegger

    09/05/2007 4:27:24 PM PDT · by dschapin · 34 replies · 526+ views
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 5, 2007 | Carla Marinucci,
    Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson's political playbook - a high-profile visit to "The Tonight Show," a splashy bus tour, the efforts to take a familiar actor and reintroduce him in a new political role - contains pages that look eerily familiar to California voters. Maybe that's because the former Tennessee senator has at his side some of the same key aides who, in nine short weeks, helped transform Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger from "The Terminator" into the chief executive of the Democratic-leaning state that is the most populous in the nation.... Thompson's campaign includes two veterans of another whirlwind effort -...
  • Read and Weep (Can Giuliani Win Over Social Conservatives?)

    06/01/2007 4:54:16 PM PDT · by dschapin · 59 replies · 901+ views
    Powerline Blog ^ | May 30th | John Hinderaker
    Powerline Post by John Hinderaker (excerpts) "A couple of years ago, the conventional wisdom was that Rudy Giuliani would be a formidable Presidential candidate, but could never get the Republican nomination because of his liberal views on some social issues. I believe that we were among the first to question this assumption...At the Candidates' Forum, the Giuliani campaign has started a thread titled Social Conservatives Back Giuliani, which cites some of the recent poll data...UPDATE: Interesting--so far, the commenters on Giuliani's Forum site are pretty much unanimously OK with his position as laid out above. That could change as more...
  • Video replies needed to Duncan Hunter's American Hero's contest on YouTube

    05/13/2007 1:21:37 PM PDT · by dschapin · 7 replies · 380+ views
    Calling all Freepers with webcams... This week is Duncan Hunter's week as the profiled candidate on Youtube. He has posted a video contest asking people to send in 1 minute videos where they describe someone who who they consider to be an American Hero. Unfortunately, most of the replies so far have been from cynical youth who have poked fun at Duncan Hunter and the whole idea. We need some freepers who use webcams to go and post some serious content. The link to the video is http://www.youtube.com/video_response_view_all?v=_nAYD8WSDME Thanks so much!
  • Why Rudy is Striking Out (Excellent editorial on the demise of Rudy's candidacy)

    05/13/2007 3:38:27 AM PDT · by dschapin · 71 replies · 2,057+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2007 | Kevin McCullough
    Why Rudy is Striking Out... By Kevin McCullough Sunday, May 13, 2007 Mayor Rudy Giuliani intended to use the chance to address students and faculty at Houston Baptist University on Friday to boost his image and clarify his position - particularly on abortion. He also hoped to energize what is beginning to look like a campaign that is in complete meltdown. Republican presidential hopeful and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks to over 800 people gathered for a breakfast sponsored by The Tuscaloosa County Republican Party Wednesday, May 9 2007 at the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala....