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  • "Harkin: Iraq war ousted 'paper tiger'"

    04/11/2003 9:33:44 AM PDT · 98 of 134
    PETAMember to dfwgator
    "Tom, your hero Bill Clinton bombed Serbia for 78 days..."

    Clinton's Kosovo adventure was rationalized as stopping genocide. I guess it depends on what your definition of 'genocide' is.

    In the three years prior to our intervention, 2000 Albanians were killed in Kosovo, and it is likely that a majority of these were KLA members in the course of combat.

    As good, publicity-conscious Muslim terrorists, the KLA made sure to force many of their shootouts from buildings that housed civilians, in the hopes of getting some civilians killed, which they did. As things heated up, the KLA also made certain that things got uncomfortable enough that there were a lot of refugees. So, the media hand-wringers were presented with civilan casualties and pathetic refugees, two of their favorite sob story topics. We saw Sadaam and his crowd try very hard to generate the same situations for us in the last few weeks.

    No doubt there were many Serb brutalities, but it was insane to class the Kosovo situation as 'genocide', particularly when Kofi and Bill didn't think Rwanda qualified as such. At any rate, the action between Serb cops and KLA terrorists resulted in brutalities on both sides. Not genocide, though...

    And now the Islamists have a couple of footholds in the Balkans in Bosnia and Kosovo. Note that the KLA has recently decided that southern Serbia is more properly in Muslim hands and now trouble is starting there. Notice how many recent news stories about Al Quaeda funds or Al Quaeda planning documents have Bosnia or Kosovo datelines. Most of these stories are pretty small and on page 33 - after all it wouldn't be 'constructive' to imply that the KLA and their supporters are somehow aligned with the rest of the Islamist terror world. Plus, which American journalist would want to take a chance on tainting the "legacy"?

    Sooner rather than later, we will find a lot of problems originating in Bosnia or Kosovo. Those are very secure places for the Islamists to operate - some of the Western European nations involved in those places seem more inclined to curry favor with Al Qaeda than to confront it. Nations like France and Germany. The Western media, too, is uninclined to bring a lot of attention to terror links in the Balkans - they bear a lot of responsibility for exaggerating the situation there in the first place, and it is becoming very clear that many left-leaning journalists have decided that Islamist terror is not such a bad thing at all...
  • 'Hitler' Exec Producer Fired Over Remarks (Comparing Hitler To Bush)

    04/11/2003 7:57:50 AM PDT · 39 of 48
    PETAMember to PJ-Comix
    "Saddam based his ruling style DIRECTLY on Stalin whom he admired."

    So true. And many people do not realize that Hitler was explicitly a student of Stalin's political tactics. In the first few years after assuming power, Hitler expressed his admiration for the methods that the Bolsheviks, partiularly Stalin, had used to subvert whatever democratic principles remained in Russia following the Revolution.

    One of the remaining Big Lies Of The Left is that as Stalin was to Socialism, so Hitler was to Capitalism, yet again using the technique of moral equivalence ("Both sides have had horrible, murderous extremists.").

    The Nazis, of course, were Socialists. There are any number of speeches in which Hitler said such things as "This heartless system of Capitalism must be ended...". However, the Nazis were not part of the Communist International (ComIntern), which was dominated by Russia. The Nazis nationalized thousands of businesses prior to the war. These were primarily Jewish since nationalizing Jewish businesses was simple and easy.

    In the early 30's, Ernst Rohm, Hitler's homosexual second-in-command, was more aggressively socialistic than Hitler, espousing immediate nationalisation of most of the German economy. The Hitler wing of the Nazis was more interested in immediate expansion, planning extensive nationalisation for the period following the anticipated war. It was clear to the Hitler wing that nationalising firms such as Krupp could deleteriously impact the war buildup. So they planned for a full implementation of socialism after a successful conclusion to their planned war. This posture was regarded as something of a betrayal by the Rohm wing. The conflict, along with leadership rivalries, etc. resulted in Rohm's assassination, possibly directly at the hands of Hitler.

    Consider Hitler's socialist beliefs, his hatred of Christianity (he called it a "religion of slaves", foreshadowing Louis Farrakhan), his loathing of Jews. Consider also his strong, enduring interest in the occult and paganism, an interest that was shared by Nazi leadership and by organizations such as the SS.

    It is very clear that Hitler would have been quite at home in today's Hollywood Left. Picture the Adolf of 2003 going to a morning rally with Sheen and Sarandon, decrying Sharon as a butcher of the peace-loving Palestinian people, then warning that Pres Bush is going to force all of America to memorize the New Testament. In the afternoon, a photo op to sign a petition against the Bush tax cuts that will only benefit the rich, and finally a visit to the au courant swami for a session channeling the Norse god, Snork...

    04/10/2003 5:35:26 PM PDT · 22 of 26
    PETAMember to lsee
    "This rat resents the comparison..." Good one!!

    Just before the war started, the lady that heads PETA stated that since weasels are brave and honorable little critters, it was wrong for people to compare them to the French.

    04/10/2003 5:32:01 PM PDT · 21 of 26
    PETAMember to risk
    "I'd like to see some credible citations to back up your implied claim that he's still on the left."

    One of Mr. Hitchens' most recent books is 'Why Orwell Matters'. In it, he clearly identifies himself with at least some leftist ideas. I think it is very difficult for him to identify himself with any leftist organizations these days, since most of them are so morally compromised. But he does retain a taste for the ideals of socialism.

    He is also the principal contributor to the book section of the Atlantic (the lamented Michael Kelly's magazine). A month or two ago, Hitchens' essay again indicated his sympathy for some socialist ideals. He is one of those rare leftists, like the original neo-cons or Orwell himself, who values honesty and compassion above political correctness.

    I dare say that Hitchens puts many on our side of the fence to shame regarding honesty and compassion. A man worth listening to, and a man to respect.
  • More job searchers just quit looking

    04/10/2003 5:14:26 PM PDT · 207 of 211
    PETAMember to Rightwing Conspiratr1
    The IT labor oversupply is directly related to the H1-B program which currently has 800,000 foreign nationals working here for less than an American would take. For those of strict libertarian bent who feel that this is just reasonable competition, keep in mind that this program is limited to techies. It would be fair, I suppose, if we extended it to all trades and professions. That way, I could maybe hire a lawyer for $10.00/hr or get my truck fixed for $5.00/hr.

    This H1-B program, by the way, though it is supported by congressmen on the take from both sides of the aisle, was primarily and greatly expanded during the Clinton reign. This helps explain why we used to see so many news stories about how the New Economy types just loved Clinton and Gore. Of course they did. The ones outside of Redmond also liked having the Clinton/Reno Justice department help compensate for their competitive deficiencies. So, their love for the Clintonians was more in the nature of a very shrewd investment. For just a few hundred thousand, the chance to replace your labor force with lower priced foreigners and also have Justice carry your water with Micrsoft.
  • Human Shields declare victory!

    04/10/2003 10:49:40 AM PDT · 49 of 72
    PETAMember to Quick1
    "Well, to be technical, they DID accomplish their objectives. The power and water plants were not hit by the military at all.."

    Any reasonable person would agree that if striking a given target was worth risking the welfare of a single US airman, then it would have been worth risking, say, five or six thousand of these bootlicking Shields. Be assured that our military planners gave no consideration at all to the presence of these dorks.
  • Al Jazeera: Arab street finds capitulation hard to swallow

    04/10/2003 9:02:40 AM PDT · 23 of 60
    PETAMember to villagerjoel
    Ali Jaddah, an engineer, said: "It's a day of shame. On this day Arabs have become slaves. The only man who dared to say 'no' to the Americans' face has vanished today."

    American engineers are usually pretty logical, but I can't follow this dodo's reasoning.

    So Iraqis who are beginning to enjoy their God-given rights to self-government, property, and the rule of law are slaves.

    But Arabs who spend their days cowering in thugocracies like Iran and Syria are free?
  • NPR Drumbeat for UN Hegenomy Gets Frantic

    04/10/2003 8:49:59 AM PDT · 23 of 35
    PETAMember to smalltowns
    Amazing to think that legitimacy would be conferred by a conglomeration of the likes of Mugabe, Assad, along with European nations that helped Saddam evade the UN's own sanctions. And Kofi has to be worried about his fine organization losing its fat commission on 'Oil for Food'. What a pack of charlatans.

    Also bizarre is the widespread misuse of the word 'community' as in statements like "Reconstruction must be carried out by the international community." Aren't members of a community bound together by their common goals and interests? What does a decent nation like the US have in common with a sleazy place like France, which has given sanctuary to the Rwandan mass murderers (they did so because the said monsters are Francophones)?
  • Chirac hails end of Iraqi dictatorship

    04/10/2003 8:39:48 AM PDT · 63 of 83
    PETAMember to Brad Cloven
    Note the falsehood embedded by the French press agency:

    "On Wednesday evening Chirac spoke to British Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites), who shares his enthusiasm for UN involvement despite the misgivings of many in the US administration."

    Both Blair and our Prez are agreed on the UN having a 'vital', albeit unspecified role in postware Iraq. Yessir, I'm sure the UN folks are really excited about their new 'vital' responsibilities.

    What could they possibly be? Monitoring salinity of the Shat al Arab? Counting empty cartridge cases in downtown Basrah? Evaluating contract proposals for the next Baghdad yellow pages?
  • The Pause and the Political

    04/02/2003 8:35:18 AM PST · 9 of 9
    PETAMember to wretchard
    "The word they should use is political warfare. It is in that that the Iraqis have excelled."

    The Iraqis are no better at political warfare than Bill Clinton is at lying. In both cases, the near-universal collaboration of the press is essential. A "normal" adversarial press would have demolished Clinton's career before he ran for governor of Arkansas. The Iraqi regime would be an international pariah if the press were to simply publicize readily available information.

    By the way, thanks for your superb commentaries on the battlefield situation. I do a User search for 'wretchard' every day!!!
  • 3rd Infantry Seizes 3 Bridges in Fiercest Fighting So Far

    03/26/2003 2:10:10 PM PST · 58 of 69
    PETAMember to over3Owithabrain
    "It seems we're killing a hundred Iraqis per one of our own"

    Maybe more like a thousand to one. During a Fox commercial, I heard some dolt on MSNBC commenting on the ill-advised southbound column out of Baghdad. He said that Saddam was using "a highly imaginative strategy of attrition".

    About all you can conclude from the above is that: 1.) Saddam is not a military genius. 2.) The MSNBC dolt is even less of one.
  • Marines Line Up On IRANIAN Border!

    03/25/2003 6:50:07 PM PST · 55 of 70
    PETAMember to First_Salute
    "President Bush long ago determined that the Iranians had the fortitude on their own..."

    And it would be counter-productive at this stage of the game for the US to assist the Iranian opposition in too obvious a manner. Later, however...
  • CNN: Apache helicopters shot up in Republican Guard attack

    03/24/2003 11:03:31 AM PST · 306 of 309
    PETAMember to denydenydeny
    "Unfortunately the reporters do not understand, AT ALL, what they are witnessing. That is a HUGE problem."

    It is a HUGE problem for them (the reporters). Remember when our special ops guys and the Northern Alliance were "stymied" in the "quagmire" outside of Kabul? The Taliban kept feeding in troops against them, and our air kept chopping them up. Why would any rational American commander elect to change a situation like that. Wait a little while - the Republican Guard areas are gonna look like Highway of Death 2. Bank on it.
  • "Shock and Awe" Begins

    03/21/2003 12:45:55 PM PST · 793 of 850
    PETAMember to valleygal
    Which thread had these comments? Thanks
  • Suit: Sun fired US workers to hire lower-paid Indians

    03/19/2003 4:43:10 PM PST · 147 of 159
    PETAMember to Glenn
    Glenn, this crap happens all the time. For those of a Libertarian bent, I suggest that the only fair thing to do is institute H1-Bs for ALL trades/crafts/professions. Starting with lawyers, of course. If I can get my car fixed by somebody from ??? for $5.00 or $10.00/hr, than I guess I can live with H1-B. Otherwise, this suit is perfectly legitimate.

    The big expansion of this program, by the way, took place under the administration of our favorite guy, the Clintoon himself. Just in case anybody ever wondered why we used to see all those news articles about how Bill and Internet Al were so popular with the Silicon Valley "Entrepreneurs". Sun and the rest of that crowd were also glad to have the Justice dept attacking MS for having popular products, too.

    Has nothing to do with competence or skill shortages, just a chance to find good programmers with lots of experience that will work for data entry salaries, travel 100%, and listen to moron managers in meetings and act impressed. Lots of very capable Indians will do all of this rather than go B2B (Back to Bangalore).

    Good luck to these folks...
  • Fears Of Roof Collapse Forces DIA To Evacuate Terminal

    03/19/2003 8:25:06 AM PST · 37 of 47
    PETAMember to spodefly
    Around Denver it has been called Democrats In Action airport, referring to the mega-overruns, crooked contracts, affirmative action boondoggles, etc.

    We live at 9000 feet west of Denver, right now have 51" of snow and it is still falling.
  • Albright: US Cannot Exist without UN

    03/18/2003 4:06:50 PM PST · 66 of 74
    PETAMember to dalebert
    What happened to disgusting Helen (the BrushHog) Thomas today? Bitch-slapped? Too good for her, but a start...
  • US warns Belgium on war crimes cases(Lawyers Preparing a Case Against President Bush)

    03/18/2003 3:58:42 PM PST · 31 of 72
    PETAMember to Paleo Conservative
    The Belgians have an unmatched history of attacking their protectors and sucking up to their enemies. In the opening days of BOTH WW1 and WW2, these dimbulbs concluded that Britain and France were the biggest threats to their sacred neutrality, and barred the Allies from forward-basing troops. Of course, both times, the shrewd Belgians ended up playing doormat for the Germans. What hope is there for a people who just refuse to learn?
  • Greenpeace pushing UN General Assembly "Uniting for Peace" resolution to stop U.S. military action

    03/18/2003 9:13:25 AM PST · 13 of 15
    PETAMember to SpinyNorman
    These Greenpeace creeps don't care about people, animals, or their beloved Planet Gaia, just socialism in all its cruel forms. They turn the stomach of anyone who has an ounce of real compassion.
  • French Want to Join War-If Chem/Bio Weapons Used by Iraq

    03/18/2003 7:23:18 AM PST · 64 of 138
    PETAMember to nomorecameljocks
    "The froggies would be suitable for use in a suicidal infantry charge over open desert into fixed, well defended positions. Actually, I think they have some experience with those tactics."

    Interesting to recall that when the American Expeditionary Force began assembling in France during WW1, the French were insistent that the best possible use of our troops was to attach them to the French army in small units, under French command, of course. American commanders simply didn't understand modern war, you see.

    Pershing flatly refused, and kept our troops safely from under the command of the politicized, inept, murderous French generals who had driven their own soldiers to the edge of mutiny. Once the AEF was trained and went into combat under American command, their performance in terms of ground gained and casualty ratios surpassed that of all our allies and was every bit as good as the Kaiser's Germans (the most effective troops in the war until the AEF came along).

    It is a myth that the American contribution to WW1 was peripheral - the AEF won the war for the Allies. It was crucial that the great Pershing had the backbone to reject French demands for command over our guys. The Wilson administration had some degree of sympathy for the French position - Pershing had to fight our State dept as well as the inept French butchers.
  • I Was A Human Shield In Iraq

    03/17/2003 6:43:31 AM PST · 43 of 175
    PETAMember to RoughDobermann
    "Blowing up Iraq is not going to endear the remaining 100 million muslims in the world to the U.S."

    Only two (out of two) things inaccurate about dumbo's reasoning - nobody is going to "blow up Iraq", and there are a billion Muslims in the world, 900+ million of whom do not live in Iraq. This is a particularly telling example of liberal reasoning.

    PETA, by the way, recently pointed out that since weasels are courageous, honorable little critters, it is slanderous to compare them with the French.
  • Belgium threatens to cut off airspace, port to US

    03/16/2003 10:16:24 AM PST · 56 of 182
    PETAMember to cynicom
    "At beginning of WWII, the gutless Belgians capitulated to the Germans"

    Its even worse. No country has had worse judgment regarding friends and enemies. At the start of WW1, the canny Belgians felt that the greatest threat to their neutrality was Britain, followed by France, hence refused to permit either of those countries to forward-base troops there. Bad move!!!

    Learning nothing, at the start of WW2, they again recognized the dire threat from the Allies, refused forward-basing and yet again played the German doormat.

    If Belgium be against you, how can you doubt the vindication of history?
  • American woman peace activist killed by IDFbulldozer in Gaza

    03/16/2003 9:27:23 AM PST · 44 of 386
    PETAMember to txradioguy
    "And if you protect or attempt to protect terrorists, doesn't that make you no better than the terrorist?"

    Absolutely. If these creeps were interested in saving LIVES, they would be riding around on buses in Tel Aviv. But they seem to be a lot more interested in saving the HOUSES of homicide bombers. They obviously value property more than human life.
  • Mexico official: War footing hurts immigrants

    03/10/2003 3:13:45 PM PST · 9 of 42
    PETAMember to sarcasm
    Yeah, one of the times that "immigration is treated as a crime instead of as an economic phenomenon" is if it is in the other direction. Or has Mexico suddenly decided to have open borders?
  • Iraqi drone 'could drop chemicals on troops' (See Para #2 of story -- MUST READ)

    03/09/2003 2:04:03 PM PST · 267 of 268
    PETAMember to gov_bean_ counter
    "Given what we know Clinton and Co were willing to give away to China, North Korea and Russia, it is quite possible to believe he sold us out to Baghdad as well. Perhaps they have been holding onto a communications intercept involving Bill. Who knows?"

    Did our adventure in Kosovo ever make any sense in terms of national interest? Maybe the oil sheiks rented an Air Force from the cRats to help them set up an Islamist beachhead in the Balkans. That would explain a lot of the frenzy.
  • A Father's Fear for Taliban Son, or, Clueless in Marin (Maybe The Government Will Fly Us To Visit)

    12/06/2001 2:33:36 PM PST · 44 of 64
    PETAMember to JLS
    You don't need to carry a weapon to "study Islam". Walker was in Afghanistan long enough to know exactly what kind of scum he was embracing. Aside from any knowledge the punk had of 911, the Taliban's mistreatment of Afghani civilians should have been obvious enough, but Walker elected to join them. He deserves whatever he gets.
  • No Nuclear Weapon Parts Found in Bosnia, Says SFOR

    12/06/2001 2:14:45 PM PST · 13 of 29
    PETAMember to abwehr
    "A crude Islamic nuclear device, fashioned by the apelike copying of technology by inferior scientists might kill many but it would be a fission bomb and thus not at all comparable to the thermonuclear devices that would fall from Cairo to Islamabad should "Allah's suitcase" ever go off."

    Good point!! If we were as ruthless as the terrorists, we could probably put a stop to their nastiness by threatening Mecca. First, set off a nuke in the Saudi desert, then tell ALL of the Islamic world that they have a week to turn over or otherwise eliminate all terrorists or the next nuke is on Mecca. Good Muslims all want to make the pilgrimage at least once in their lifetimes, and in addition Mecca has a singularly important position in the world of Islam. It's a good thing that we aren't that ruthless, I guess...
  • White House Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer

    12/05/2001 3:03:07 PM PST · 27 of 80
    PETAMember to RedBloodedAmerican
    Has anybody seen the old bag and Arafat in the same place at the same time? Don't want to sound like I forgot my tinfoil today, but the resemblance is uncanny enough that it may be possible that they are one and the same person...
  • White House Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer

    12/05/2001 2:43:37 PM PST · 8 of 80
    PETAMember to RedBloodedAmerican
    Helen (The Sow) Thomas is the daughter of Arab (Lebanese) immigrants, and has a long, well-known history of pro-Muslim bias, including sympathy for Muslim extremists. Although her outburst today was about the worst yet - she must be really worried about her pal Arafat...
  • From Small States Come Small Minds -- Sen. Joe Biden

    11/19/2001 5:24:55 PM PST · 7 of 14
    PETAMember to MrSparkys
    Might as well call this moron "Ben Biden".

    I have heard his imbecilic maundering about "high tech bully" coming right back at us from at least two Arab propagandists. He really should stick to plagiarizing.
  • Joy in the Streets After Taliban Flee Kabul: [Sulking and tears in "news" media rooms]

    11/13/2001 3:13:18 PM PST · 28 of 28
    PETAMember to JohnHuang2
    Gosh, do you suppose the Taliban are wondering "Why do they hate us?"?
  • The day Kabul fell

    11/13/2001 3:05:58 PM PST · 6 of 21
    PETAMember to JohnHuang2
    "Everyone was ecstatic at the overthrow of the Taliban, the rustic mullahs who had imposed their medieval village ways on the once-sophisticated city."

    Did this moron also notice that they KILLED A LOT OF PEOPLE? There really IS something wrong with most of the media - could they all be slightly retarded or something?
  • How far Americans would go to fight terror: majority supports assassination - and 1/4 back nukes

    11/13/2001 3:00:52 PM PST · 4 of 6
    PETAMember to JohnHuang2
    The halls of academe are as obtuse as ever.

    "Most Americans," says Mr. Roof, "still feel caught in the middle." How does Roof square that with "the survey found strong support for President Bush's performance in fighting terrorism, with 82 percent calling it "excellent" or "good."

    "But 87 percent also agreed on this point: If Afghanistan's Taliban government is toppled, but Osama bin Laden and his top aides aren't captured or killed, the US will have failed in its first objective of the war. That clear idea of what constitutes victory may eventually pose a problem for the Bush administration, which has recently begun asserting that its goal is the fall of the Taliban and not necessarily the elimination of Mr. bin Laden." Hmm...has anybody else heard such talk from the administration? Just today, Rumsfeld reiterated that our primary goal is to take out BL and his closest associates.
  • The Unbelievable Stupidity of the Press (Media if you want)

    11/13/2001 12:26:49 PM PST · 10 of 38
    PETAMember to Miss Marple
    Ain't Rumsfeld great!!! He has always treated morons like morons, but today he was even less patient with the idiot reporters.
  • U.S. Wants to Talk to 5,000 Foreigners About Attacks

    11/13/2001 11:38:58 AM PST · 7 of 10
    PETAMember to kattracks
    The INS has to be one of the best arguments around for using private employees to screen baggage. My wife is foreign-born, has been a permanent resident since she was seven years old (in 1974). Her green card was stolen along with her wallet. She has been trying to get a replacement for more than a year. Unfortunately, her records are not on computer, but in a carboard box somewhere in Chicago. So, we pointed out that she has been here long enough to qualify for amnesty and is also married to a citizen. No luck, though!!! The brilliant INS types pointed out that since she already has qualified for a green card, they can't issue her another one. But, they can't replace her old one because the records are not available.

    Easier to harass taxpayers than bother terrorists, I guess...
  • North Korea Urges U.S. Move On Terror Sponsor List

    11/13/2001 11:27:34 AM PST · 4 of 6
    PETAMember to My Favorite Headache
    Thanks for the post. Syria has been making similar noises. Not a lot of brave talk about the American paper tiger these days from assorted international scum. Really have to wonder if some of Saddam's underlings are examining their options. Hehehe...
  • This may turn out to be a pyrrhic victory (gag)

    11/13/2001 11:25:23 AM PST · 13 of 32
    PETAMember to Southack
    Don't know if you saw today's Pentagon briefing, but some dim bulb reporter was stupid enough to run this kind of "thinking" past Rumsfeld. As he responded, suggestions that our actions will provoke more terrorism are NONSENSE - they have ALREADY committed acts of terrorism and threatened MORE. By the way, much as I love America, I am not sure our country still deserves a guy as magnificent as Rumsfeld. He is fantastic...does not suffer fools gladly, especially today...
  • Northern Alliance Soldiers Celebrate With Executions, Looting of Aid Supplies

    11/13/2001 10:27:10 AM PST · 39 of 81
    PETAMember to Zviadist
    "nice allies, huh?"

    GREAT allies, since OUR interest is in developing a ground situation in Afghanistan which will permit us to find and kill BL and his friends. I have no idea what your interest could be. I do recall that during the Kosovo war, you (zviadist) had a very good understanding of exactly how slimy the KLA actually was. You do not seem to have the same grasp of the current situation.
  • War on terrorism skipped the KLA

    11/13/2001 9:56:10 AM PST · 11 of 21
    PETAMember to DTA
    Thanks for this post. After his impeachment, the Clinton-thing proved that he did too have the moral authority to command troops into battle. The side effect, unfortunately, was to give radical Islam a handy base in Europe. I would think that sooner or later the effort to destroy Islamic terror will force the whole Kosovo effort to be reconsidered.
  • Wendell Goler of Fox News: Administration "Concerned" About Taliban Soldiers Being Executed

    11/13/2001 8:52:39 AM PST · 23 of 33
    PETAMember to itsinthebag
    "The Taliban said they would drag dead American soldiers through the street if they were captured. The Administration needs to chill and let the North Alliance have their way."

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding me of that particular boast.
  • Hundreds of Pakistanis believed massacred / Alliance shoots troops Taliban left behind

    11/13/2001 8:50:34 AM PST · 93 of 115
    PETAMember to kattracks
    I distinctly remember these morons vowing to "fight to the death" as they sleazed across the Afghan border a few days ago. Their timing *could* have been better. Too bad...
  • Taliban 'Quitting Kandahar'

    11/13/2001 7:50:20 AM PST · 113 of 145
    PETAMember to lepton
    You are absolutely right. The Russians had trouble keeping planes in the air throughout their Afghan adventure. Their losses were around 300 per year pre-Stinger and went up to 500-1000 after Stinger deliveries.
  • Bombing halt for Ramadan? Don't bet against it!

    11/13/2001 7:37:26 AM PST · 9 of 16
    PETAMember to dirtboy
    Technically speaking, I don't suppose A-10s are bombers. Army Secretary Reeder indicated that those scary monsters are at work on the roads out of Kabul.
  • Northern Alliance captures Kabul **Photos**

    11/13/2001 7:35:47 AM PST · 15 of 21
    PETAMember to usconservative
    Why would we be back? We are NOT in Afghanistan now for a round of Clintonian nation-building, just to set the stage for tracking down and killing Bin Laden and his pals. Of course, Afghanistan may experience awful turmoil again. This is very unfortunate, but perhaps not as bad as the almost yearly monstrosities that take place in sub-Saharan Africa. We must all hope, however, that our forces can accomplish their principal mission, which is to reduce the possibility of witnessing American citizens leaping from high rises to escape flames.
  • All clues point to Florida

    11/01/2001 2:56:27 PM PST · 20 of 116
    PETAMember to cajungirl
    "Nah, this would cause major, major nuking over there."

    Have to wonder, if the Ben Laden types got actually got their evil, slimy hands on a nuke, wouldn't their best bet be to set it off in Kabul and blame us? It is clear that they consider the Afghans to be just cannon fodder for Allah, and it would certainly set things off in the ME in a big way.
  • Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Tom Brokaw, NBC

    11/01/2001 2:01:29 PM PST · 13 of 17
    PETAMember to Hipixs
    Thanks for the post. Where did that dildo Brokaw get the idea that there is a lack of confidence in the war effort? The only thing that could damage most people's confidence would be if our great armed forces were running the war according to political pressures, for example if they were to respond to Brokaw or to Bin Biden's comments the other day ("We risk being perceived as a high-tech bully.")
    I haven't heard anybody but pundits talking about the importance of "taking Kabul by winter". Haven't heard any of our military ever talking about how much they would like to take Kabul every. I wonder if one function of groups like the Northern Alliance is to fix the Taliban troops in place for destruction. If that is the case, there is little reason to encourage them to move. Just let the Taliban keep bringing in people and stuff to get clobbered.
  • Army Leaders Consider Speeding Up Plans for Transformation to Tankless Army

    11/01/2001 12:49:48 PM PST · 120 of 134
    PETAMember to Poohbah
    Fascinating post...where is there more information available on the battleship design you described? That sounds interesting. Thanks.
  • Al Qaeda's Balkan Links

    11/01/2001 12:30:19 PM PST · 29 of 113
    PETAMember to Stand Watch Listen
    Thanks for the great post...Far from committing "genocide" (approximately 1000 dead in Kosovo over two years prior to the NATO war), the Serbs were doing exactly what we are doing now - going after Muslim terrorists who hid in civilian areas. Just think if Clinton and the irreparably stupid Allbright had spent the kind of effort in Kosovo to deal with Bin Laden.
    The depraved scumbag even floated rumors of Serb terrorism in the US during his scummy little war. Never happened of course...
  • Majority want bombing pause

    10/30/2001 11:10:56 AM PST · 31 of 51
    PETAMember to lilylangtree
    This DOES sound like the results of a push poll using a leading question which implies that it is impossible for aid convoys to move. Are the aid convoys held up by bombing or by Taliban looting? For that matter, are they being held up at all? Sure glad we don't have a poll-worshipping Clinton clone CINC.
  • Just How Vials of Salmonella Got To Ex-President Clinton Remains a Mystery...UNTIL NOW!!

    10/26/2001 10:57:15 AM PDT · 32 of 39
    PETAMember to fuzzthatwuz
    Does anyone remember Susan ("Kneepads") Estrich commenting on the famous blue dress, and saying that it was possible that Clinton had "vials of semen" in the Oval Office bathroom and that Monica might have somehow gotten into one of these vials. Could the salmonella have grown in decayed vials of Clinton semen? Will the discovery of these rotted semen vials exonerate Clinton? Or is it possible that the Depraved One actually secretes salmonella rather than regular semen?