Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $78,350
Woo hoo!! And now less than $9.7k to go!! Less than $1k to the yellow!! Let's git 'er done. Thank you all very much!! God bless.

Keyword: enemies

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Press Secretary Denies President Is Compiling “Enemies List”

    08/09/2009 2:26:50 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 29 replies · 1,083+ views
    A Semi-News/Semi-Satire from AzConservative ^ | 8 August 2009 | John Semmens
    The Obama Administration’s call for its supporters to take down names and addresses of those speaking out against the President’s health care legislation has sparked fears that he is compiling an “enemies list” for future retaliation. “Not so,” says Robert Gibbs, the President’s Press Secretary. “An ‘enemies list’ implies that we would seek to harm those whose names fall into our hands. Nothing could be further from the truth.” Gibbs insisted that the list would only be used for constructive purposes. “There’s a lot of misinformation about the President’s program floating around out there,” he contended. “Getting the correct information...
  • American Weakness, Chinese Strength

    05/27/2009 3:19:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 6 replies · 410+ views
    FRONTPAGE ^ | Wednesday, May 27, 2009 | William R. Hawkins
    President Barack Obama said during his Latin America trip in April that he does not believe “if we showed courtesy or opened up dialogue with governments that had previously been hostile to us, that that somehow would be a sign of weakness.” Unfortunately, he does not understand that is exactly how hostile powers view such American overtures. In the last two months, rogue states Iran and North Korea have been emboldened to conduct missile tests and advance their nuclear programs while rejecting Obama’s diplomatic overtures. Anti-American regimes in Venezuela and Cuba have been able to breathe more easily. And behind...
  • Japan panel wants "first strikes" against enemies: report (despite Japan's pacifist constitution)

    05/24/2009 8:55:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 755+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/24/09 | Isabel Reynolds
    TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese ruling party panel is to propose that pre-emptive strikes against enemy bases be allowed despite the country's pacifist constitution, Kyodo news agency said on Monday, weeks after a North Korean missile launch. North Korea fired a ballistic missile in April that flew over northern Japan after warning that it planned to launch a satellite, prompting the government to deploy missile interceptors to the area . "Japan should have the ability to strike enemy bases within the scope of its defense-oriented policy, in order not to sit and wait for death," Kyodo quoted the Liberal Democratic...
  • Obama says reaching out to enemies strengthens US

    04/19/2009 3:16:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 55 replies · 1,152+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 19 APRIL 2009 | AP
    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – Defending his brand of world politics, President Barack Obama said Sunday that he "strengthens our hand" by reaching out to enemies of the United States and making sure that the nation is a leader, not a lecturer, of democracy. Obama's foreign doctrine emerged across his four-day trip to Latin America, his first extended venture to a region of the world where resentment of U.S. power still lingers. He got a smile, handshakes and even a gift from incendiary leftist leader Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, and embraced overtures of new relations from isolated Cuban President Raul Castro.
  • Under Obama, World Sees America Toothless As An Enemy, Treacherous As A Friend

    04/08/2009 9:33:25 AM PDT · by Michael Eden · 11 replies · 1,260+ views
    Start Thinking Right ^ | April 8, 2009 | Michael Eden
    AmericanPowerBlog has an article entitled "Barack Obama's European Apology Tour" that does a fine job of cataloging the sheer number of times Barry Hussein sought to point out what a horrible country we've been. I have my own offering focusing on the irony of Obama going to France of all possible places to apologize for American arrogance. At the same event in which Obama took it upon himself to announce to the famously humble French how profoundly sorry he was for America's past arrogance, Barack Obama also shared his vision for "a world without nuclear weapons." This would possibly be...
  • Clinton: Administration Has Stopped Using 'War on Terror' Term

    03/30/2009 3:16:32 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 20 replies · 742+ views
    Fox / Politics ^ | 03/30/2009 | EagleUSA
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The phrase "global war on terror" is finished, at least as far as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is concerned. The top U.S. diplomat told reporters Tuesday that the Obama administration has quit using that line to describe the effort to fight terrorism around the world. "The administration has stopped using the phrase and I think that speaks for itself," Clinton said. Clinton spoke as she headed to Europe for a week of diplomatic meetings. The phrase "war on terror" is widely disliked in Europe and elsewhere overseas, where even close U.S. allies suggested...
  • Cramer: My Response To The White House

    03/05/2009 5:27:12 AM PST · by spacejunkie01 · 61 replies · 2,826+ views
    The ^ | 3/5/2009 | Jim Cramer
    *snip* Now some, including Rush Limbaugh, would say I am on another enemies list: that of the White House. Limbaugh says there are only a handful of us on it, and if I am on it for defending all of the shareholders out there, then I am in good company. Limbaugh -- whom I do not know personally, but having been in radio myself, know professionally as a genius of the medium -- says, "They're going to shut Cramer up pretty soon, too, but he'll go down with a fight."
  • US: 'Inescapable' movement to Palestinian state

    03/03/2009 12:50:50 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 666+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 03/03/2009 | EagleUSA
    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton promised Tuesday to work with the incoming Israeli government, but delivered a clear message that could put her at odds with the country's next leader: Movement toward the establishment of a Palestinian state is "inescapable." Clinton also said the U.S. would soon send two envoys to Syria. It was the most significant sign yet that the Obama administration is ready to mend relations with the Damascus regime. The U.S. withdrew its ambassador in 2005, accusing Syria of supporting terrorism. "We have no way to predict what the future with our relations concerning...
  • The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography?

    02/19/2009 8:50:01 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 37 replies · 2,462+ views
    CMI ^ | Thomas Schirrmacher
    The Galileo affair: history or heroic hagiography? by Thomas Schirrmacher Summary The 17th century controversy between Galileo and the Vatican is examined. Fifteen theses are advanced, with supporting evidence, to show that the Galileo affair cannot serve as an argument for any position on the relation of religion and science. Contrary to legend, both Galileo and the Copernican system were well regarded by church officials. Galileo was the victim of his own arrogance, the envy of his colleagues and the politics of Pope Urban VIII. He was not accused of criticising the Bible, but disobeying a papal decree...
  • Clinton makes offer to North Korea, appeals to China

    02/14/2009 8:48:26 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 27 replies · 522+ views
    The Star / Online ^ | 02/14/2009 | not EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday offered North Korea a peace treaty, normal ties and aid if it eliminates its nuclear arms program and stressed her desire to work more cooperatively with China. Speaking ahead of a trip to Japan, Indonesia, South Korea and China next week, Clinton also said North Koreans deserved political rights, urged Myanmar to free opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and, in a comment that may irk Beijing, said Tibetans and all Chinese deserved religious freedom. Searching for a way to end North Korea's nuclear programs is likely to be...
  • North Korea appears to be readying missile test

    02/11/2009 1:29:33 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 7 replies · 404+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/11/2009 | EagleUSA
    SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea appeared to be gearing up Wednesday for another long-range missile test, the latest in a series of provocative acts seemingly aimed at stoking tensions with South Korea and winning the attention of the new U.S. president. In recent weeks, Pyongyang has declared it will scrap peace agreements with Seoul and warned of war on the Korean peninsula. Reports that it could be preparing to test a missile capable of reaching the western United States have added to the anxiety. South Korea's Yonhap news agency said Wednesday that a vehicle carrying radar equipment was seen...
  • Clinton holds out hope for useful talks with Iran

    02/10/2009 12:58:06 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 8 replies · 406+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 02/10/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. and Iran have a chance to "work out a way of talking" that could lead to understandings on a range of issues, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday. In a hopeful assessment of prospects for improved relations with Tehran, Clinton told reporters at the State Department that the U.S. remains opposed to Iran getting nuclear weapons. She added that the Obama administration hopes the two nations can work out "a better understanding of one another." During an appearance with her Czech counterpart, Karel Schwarzenberg, Clinton was asked about Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's statement that...
  • US envoy predicts 'direct diplomacy' with Iran

    01/26/2009 12:55:14 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 16 replies · 363+ views
    Yahoo / AP ^ | 01/26/2009 | EagleUSA
    UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama's administration will engage in "direct diplomacy" with Iran, the newly installed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Monday. Not since before the 1979 Iranian revolution are U.S. officials believed to have conducted wide-ranging direct diplomacy with Iranian officials. But U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice warned that Iran must meet U.N. Security Council demands to suspend uranium enrichment before any talks on its nuclear program. "The dialogue and diplomacy must go hand in hand with a very firm message from the United States and the international community that Iran needs to meet its obligations as...
  • Arabs hope for Obama change, Israelis expect more of same

    01/21/2009 11:51:39 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 1 replies · 213+ views
    Yahoo News / AFP ^ | 01/21/2009 | EagleUSA
    CAIRO (AFP) – Arabs were hopeful on Wednesday that President Barack Obama will amend US policy on the Middle East, while Israel expects little change in the wake of its deadly assault on Gaza. Egypt, a close Washington ally with ties both to Israel and Palestinians, urged Obama to place the Palestinian cause at the top of his agenda as the Islamist Hamas faction said it will judge Obama by his acts. "We will judge him by his policies and actions on the ground and how he will learn lessons from the mistakes of the previous administrations, especially that of...
  • Feds Say Obama Prayer Leader Is From Group Linked to Hamas

    01/18/2009 11:09:38 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 820+ views
    Fox News ^ | 01/18/2009 | EagleUSA
    A Muslim scholar chosen to speak at President-elect Barack Obama's inaugural prayer service Wednesday is the leader of a group that federal prosecutors say has ties to terrorists. Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, is one of many religious leaders scheduled to speak at the prayer service at Washington's National Cathedral. Mattson has been the guest of honor at State Department dinners and has met with senior Pentagon officials during the Bush administration. She also spoke at a prayer service at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Mattson, who was elected president of the society in...
  • Sources: Obama Ready To End Harsh Interrogations

    01/16/2009 1:10:13 PM PST · by EagleUSA · 64 replies · 1,799+ views
    Yahoo News / AP ^ | 01/16/2009 | EagleUSA
    WASHINGTON – President-elect Barack Obama is preparing to prohibit the use of waterboarding and harsh interrogation techniques by ordering the CIA to follow military rules for questioning prisoners, according to two U.S. officials familiar with drafts of the plans. The proposal Obama is considering would require all CIA interrogators to follow conduct outlined in the U.S. Army Field Manual, the officials said. The plans would also have the effect of shutting down secret "black site" prisons around the world where the CIA has questioned terror suspects — with all future interrogations taking place inside American military facilities. However, Obama's changes...
  • Bush Spy Revelations Anticipated When Obama Is Sworn In (Obama planning to put US at risk)

    11/11/2008 3:56:04 AM PST · by tobyhill · 46 replies · 616+ views
    abc ^ | 11/11/2008 | RYAN SINGEL
    When Barack Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, Americans won't just get a new president; they might finally learn the full extent of George W. Bush's warrantless domestic wiretapping. Since The New York Times first revealed in 2005 that the NSA was eavesdropping on citizens' overseas phone calls and e-mail, few additional details about the massive "Terrorist Surveillance Program" have emerged. That's because the Bush administration has stonewalled, misled and denied documents to Congress, and subpoenaed the phone records of the investigative reporters.
  • List the names of GOP's who are RINO's...

    11/07/2008 3:46:48 AM PST · by DocT111 · 153 replies · 4,699+ views
    FReepers - let's get a list of congressional leaders in both houses who are RINO's only - those who pretend to be conservative... We need to know who they are - so we can find conservative challengers to boot them out in the primaries... Let's get a grassroots operation going to educate the public on what conservatism is - visit the Reagan Library, visit, etc. I totally agree with Rush's comments over the last two days - conservativism is not dead - people will follow conservatism if they see it in action and not in name only.
  • At the U.N., Many Hope for an Obama Win (Barf Alert)

    10/26/2008 5:31:22 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 13 replies · 398+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/26/2008 | EagleUSA
    UNITED NATIONS -- There are no "Obama 2008" buttons, banners or T-shirts visible here at U.N. headquarters, but it might be difficult to find a sliver of territory in the United States more enthusiastic over the prospect of the Illinois senator winning the White House. An informal survey of more than two dozen U.N. staff members and foreign delegates showed that the overwhelming majority would prefer that Sen. Barack Obama win the presidency, saying they think that the Democrat would usher in a new agenda of multilateralism after an era marked by Republican disdain for the world body. Obama supporters...
  • Testing Obama's mettle

    10/24/2008 8:02:45 AM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 8 replies · 454+ views
    Caroline Glick ^ | 10/24/08 | Caroline Glick
    In a week and a half, American voters will elect the next US president. Their decision will impact the entire world. Democratic nominee Senator Barack Obama now enjoys a significant lead in the polls against Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain. For McCain to win, a lot of Obama supporters will need to reassess their choice for president. This week, Obama's running-mate Senator Joseph Biden gave Obama supporters a good reason to change their minds. In much-reported remarks to campaign donors in Seattle on Sunday, Biden warned that if Obama is elected to the White House, it will take America's...
  • BARACK OBAMA - Loved by Those Who Hate America (make this go viral on YouTube!)

    10/03/2008 12:05:46 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 26 replies · 1,592+ views
    YouTube ^ | 10-3-08 | our enemies love obama
    OUR ENEMIES SUPPORT OBAMA If you approve of the message, please send it to everyone you know. Help make it go viral. Our enemies, foreign and domestic, support Barack Obama.
  • Flags of Our Fathers: On Patriotism and Lies

    09/20/2008 10:38:37 PM PDT · by Roger W. Gardner · 13 replies · 157+ views
    Radarsite ^ | 9/20/08 | Roger W. Gardner
    On one fundamental maxim all professional propagandists would agree: It you repeat a lie often enough and loudly enough, sooner or later it becomes accepted truth. Considering the long ignoble record of relentless and vociferous attacks by the Communist-inspired left on our American history, it's a wonder that there can be any true American patriots left. Immediately following World War Two, and up until this present hour, we have been, and are still being, assaulted with vicious and totally unsubstantiated lies and distortions about the history of our great nation. These outrageous falsifications have been repeated so often by so...
  • Democrats Kill Ban on Terrorists in Schools

    08/06/2008 7:25:58 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 41 replies · 750+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 08/06/2008 | EagleUSA
    Majority Democrats in the California Assembly have rejected two amendments that would have allowed schools to fire any employee discovered to be part of an extremist terror network and require users of school facilities to affirm they are not terrorists. A report from Karen England at the Capital Resource Institute said the amendments were submitted by assemblymen Martin Garrick and Chuck DeVore to a plan that also would allow members of the Communist Party to teach in public schools. "I am appalled that Democrat lawmakers will not agree to these commonsense amendments," said England, executive director of CRFI. "My son...
  • Clearing for peace

    04/29/2008 2:52:53 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 4 replies · 93+ views
    Samson Blinded ^ | April 27 2008 | Obadiah Shoher
    The Arabs believe we took their land. No amount of propaganda would change the fact that their dunes have become our gardens. “Their” is more important than “dunes.” On the contrary, Israeli education, available to Arabs, emphasize the nobility of nationalism, perseverance, and national liberation struggle on Jewish example; Arabs readily apply the example to themselves. There is not a single example in history where conquerors (and to Arabs, Jews took over their land) lived peacefully with the conquered. The victims were always eliminated to insignificance. Otherwise, acting in the very human (“inhumane”) manner, the victims revolt. They don’t believe...
  • Letters to the Editor: Chavez's generosity

    02/18/2008 6:39:54 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 11 replies · 195+ views
    Washington Times ^ | February 18, 2008 | Joe Kennedy
    The Op-Ed "Shills for Chavez" condemned the nonprofit Citizens Energy Corp. for accepting a charitable donation of oil to provide much-needed heating assistance to poor, elderly and American Indian families in 23 states — the same kind of help we have provided to poor help ease the burden felt by consumers depending on this commodity to survive....For three years, we have worked with Citgo Petroleum and Venezuela because they were the only respond. We acknowledge their generosity as we would recognize any...that answers our calls to help the poor. Unfortunately, some find it more appropriate to direct their...
  • Bush: U.S. Future Depends on Confronting Enemies, Advancing Liberty

    01/29/2008 3:32:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 54+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2008 – As President Bush outlined a full agenda of initiatives tonight during his final State of the Union address, he emphasized that a prosperous future for America “depends on confronting enemies abroad and advancing liberty in troubled regions of the world.” The United States has witnessed stirring moments as liberty advanced over the past seven years, but also sobering images of devastation caused by those bent on preventing it from taking hold, Bush told a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol. “We've seen wedding guests in blood-soaked finery staggering from a hotel in...
  • Rice: US has 'no permanent enemies'

    12/21/2007 2:32:07 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies · 140+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/21/07 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Friday held out the prospect of improved relations with the remaining two members of President Bush's "axis of evil," Iran and North Korea, as long as they meet international demands over their nuclear programs. Rice said the Bush administration in its remaining year would welcome fundamental changes in its dealings with the two countries, as well as with Syria, and as an example pointed to warming ties with Libya, which renounced weapons of mass destruction in 2003. "The United States doesn't have permanent enemies, we're too great a country for that," she...
  • U.S. Will Speed Entry Of Refugees From Iraq

    09/25/2007 5:54:21 AM PDT · by Paige · 17 replies · 355+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2007 | Paul Lewis
    The new target represents an increase in the number and pace of Iraqi refugees entering the country and means that 17 percent of the 70,000 refugees expected to be admitted next year will come from Iraq, officials from the State Department and the Department of Homeland Security told reporters...
  • Global credit crunch batters Venezuela(Russia and other enemies too)

    09/06/2007 12:03:01 PM PDT · by SierraWasp · 44 replies · 1,362+ views (by Dow Jones) ^ | 9/6/07 | Polya Lesova
    Global credit crunch batters Venezuela Overnight lending rate climbs as high as 90% after central bank suspends open market operationsBy Polya Lesova, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- In a fresh example of how the global credit crunch is hitting emerging markets, Venezuela's overnight lending rate climbed to as high as 90% Thursday after the central bank said it has suspended open market operations meant for pumping liquidity into the market. (snip) "This story is not an isolated Venezuela story, but rather a developing trend," he said, adding that money markets in both developed and emerging markets aren't functioning well at...
  • World's Most Dangerous Leaders

    09/02/2007 6:46:02 AM PDT · by blitzgig · 19 replies · 1,559+ views
    Reader's Digest ^ | July 2007 | Dale Van Atta
    Any roll call of the world's despots is depressingly long. But only a handful of leaders threaten the security of countries well beyond their borders. Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, is the latest ruler to emerge from this pack. Rabidly anti-American, Chávez is intent on stirring up trouble -- and he's getting the help of some menacing thugs he counts as friends. Last September, Americans got a surreal introduction to Hugo Chávez. In an address before the UN General Assembly in New York, Venezuela's president launched into a tirade against the previous day's speaker, George W. Bush. "Yesterday," he intoned, "the...
  • Iran vows to use 'smart' bomb on enemies

    08/26/2007 10:57:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 49 replies · 1,313+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/26/07 | Ali Akbar Dareini - ap
    TEHRAN, Iran - Iran vowed Sunday to use a new 2,000-pound "smart" bomb against its enemies and unveiled mass production of the new weapon, state television reported. The government first announced development of the long-range guided bomb Thursday, saying it could be deployed by the country's aging U.S.-made F-4 and F-5 fighter jets. "We will use these (bombs) against our enemies when the time comes," Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on state television Sunday. Iran often announces new weapons for its arsenal, but the United States maintains that while the Islamic Republic has made some strides, many of these...
  • Russia and China to hold joint military exercise

    08/16/2007 7:39:24 PM PDT · by Saint Louis · 4 replies · 274+ views
    Reuthers ^ | 8/16/2007 | Saint Louis
    CHEBARKUL, Russia (Reuters) - Troops from Russia, China and Central Asian states will take part in a joint military exercise on Friday designed to show off their alliance's increasing power. About 6,500 troops, mainly from Russia and China, will take part. Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan are also SCO members. Russia has fought two wars against Muslim separatists in its Chechnya region since 1994, China says it has been combating Muslim Uighur rebels in its most westerly province and Uzbekistan says it has had to combat Islamist militants. The Russian commander in charge of the exercise, General Vladimir Moltenskoi, said...
  • Propaganda Redux

    08/06/2007 9:05:41 PM PDT · by gpapa · 3 replies · 424+ views ^ | August 7, 2007 | ION MIHAI PACEPA
    Take it from this old KGB hand: The left is abetting America's enemies with its intemperate attacks on President Bush. During last week's two-day summit, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown thanked President Bush for leading the global war on terror. Mr. Brown acknowledged "the debt the world owes to the U.S. for its leadership in this fight against international terrorism" and vowed to follow Winston Churchill's lead and make Britain's ties with America even stronger. Mr. Brown's statements elicited anger from many of Mr. Bush's domestic detractors, who claim the president concocted the war on terror for personal gain. But...

    06/21/2007 5:45:31 AM PDT · by gpapa · 6 replies · 636+ views
    New York Sun ^ | June 21, 2007 | Ralph Peters
    HALLELUJAH! For the first time since Baghdad fell, our military in Iraq has a comprehensive, integrated plan to defeat our enemies. Until now, our efforts have always been piecemeal, stop-start affairs. Even our success in the Second Battle of Fallujah in 2004 went unexploited. Things have changed. And terrorists, not just Iraqi civilians, are dying.
  • Bush: Democrats offer enemies a victory

    04/14/2007 10:07:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 733+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/14/07 | Jennifer Loven - ap
    WASHINGTON - President Bush said Saturday that a Democratic plan to set an end date for the war gives "our enemies the victory they desperately want." Bush and Democratic congressional leaders are trying to bolster their positions on the Iraq war before a scheduled White House meeting. At Bush's invitation, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (news, bio, voting record) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (news, bio, voting record) are due at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the war, particularly a bill funding the military mission through September. In both the House and Senate, Democrats have attached timelines for...
  • Expect the Worst in Iraq

    02/07/2007 10:10:37 AM PST · by Jim Noble · 25 replies · 1,084+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 7, 2007 | David Ignatius
    Somehow, four years on, the debate about Iraq is still animated by wishful thinking. The White House talks as if a surge of 20,000 troops is going to stop a civil war. Democrats argue that when America withdraws its troops, Iraqis will finally take responsibility for their own security. But we all need to face the likelihood that this story isn't going to have a happy ending... And for critics of the war who favor a quick American withdrawal, the analysts had this stark warning: "If Coalition forces were withdrawn rapidly during (the next 12 to 18 months) ... we...
  • Indict the New York Times ("The Newspaper Of Record[ed] Treasonous Acts")

    09/29/2006 4:21:25 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 13 replies · 975+ views
    Front Page Magazine | September 29, 2006 | Mark Holtzer
    It is an article of faith on the Left and among its fellow travelers that the Bush administration stole two elections, made war on Iraq for venal reasons, tortured hapless foreigners, and conducted illegal surveillance of innocent Americans. A corollary of this mindset is that the press, primarily the Washington Post and The New York Times, has a right, indeed a duty, to print whatever they want about the administration—even if the information compromises national security. Not true. The press is not exempt from laws that apply to everyone else. The press is not exempt from laws protecting our national...
  • PFA Releases Ad Featuring Retired General "Buck" Bedard

    09/24/2006 12:31:01 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 44 replies · 1,857+ views
    Progress for America ^ | September 19, 2006 | Nicole Philbin
    Progress for America (PFA) today announced its second ad broadcasting a series of chilling images of past terror attacks against the United States. Lieutenant General Emil R. "Buck" Bedard (Ret.), a three-star general that was stationed in the Pentagon on 9-11 is the voice in the ad, and calls these attacks "cold-blooded murders." The ad is airing on national cable and broadcast television in Missouri. This is the second PFA-funded ad to air in Missouri, and is slated to run through next week. During his 37 years in active duty, Gen. Bedard remembers the terror attacks that predate 9-11, including...
  • Naming Our Enemies

    09/06/2006 7:07:16 AM PDT · by Jane2005 · 2 replies · 274+ views
    TCS Daily ^ | 9/6/2006 | Arnold Kling
    "Ideally, in the case of a right (for example, the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures) that could be asserted against government measures for protecting national security, one would like to locate the point at which a slight expansion in the scope of the right would subtract more from public safety than it would add to personal liberty and [conversely]. That is the point of balance, that determines the optimal scope of the right." -- Richard A. Posner, Not a Suicide Pact: The Constitution in a Time of National Emergency, p. 31 Judge Richard Posner's new book...
  • Manchester United to show Ronaldo the door

    07/04/2006 9:14:18 PM PDT · by stainlessbanner · 18 replies · 1,022+ views
    SanDiego ^ | July 3, 2006 | AP
    Report: Manchester United to show Ronaldo the door, Rooney irate at teammate's role in sending off LONDON – Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo, criticized for his role in Wayne Rooney's sending off at the World Cup, won't be back at Manchester United and can expect payback from the star England striker in the future, a British newspaper said. Quoting an unnamed source, The Sun reported Monday that Rooney threatened to “split him in two” when the two next meet. Ronaldo may be wearing a different uniform when that happens. The British tabloid says United will show Ronaldo the door “because of...
  • Sen. Jim Bunning: N.Y. Times Committed Treason

    06/28/2006 9:36:57 AM PDT · by yoe · 91 replies · 2,246+ views
    News ^ | June 28, 2006 | Staff
    Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., has added his voice to those charging that the New York Times committed treason by revealing details of a government program that tracks financial transactions by al-Qaida and other terrorist groups. "That the press wouldn’t have better sense than to leak critical information on terrorists so that they know what we’re doing – that scares the devil out of me,” the Kentucky Republican told reporters. Bunning said Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should empanel a grand jury to decide if the Times’ publisher, editors and writers who were involved in the story should be indicted for treason,...
  • China, India bid on Colombian oil venture

    05/08/2006 10:05:48 PM PDT · by TBP · 34 replies · 613+ views
    NEW DELHI, May 8 (UPI) -- China and India have submitted a joint bid to acquire a stake in a Colombian oil venture for roughly $800 million, an Indian official said Friday. The China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., or Sinopec, and ONGC Videsh Ltd., or OVL, the overseas arm of Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp., offered a joint bid to acquire a stake in the Ominex de Colombia -- a subsidiary of the Texas-based Ominex Resources Inc. "Ominex de Colombia owns a 50 percent stake in oilfields in Colombia. The remaining stake is held by the Colombian national...
  • Troops Kill Enemies, Destroy Weapons Caches in Afghanistan

    05/01/2006 4:02:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 282+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 1, 2006 – Coalition forces killed more than a dozen enemy fighters in Afghanistan's Helmand province and, in joint operations with Afghan forces, destroyed weapons caches in Kabul, Kunar and Ghazni provinces April 29, military officials reported today. A coalition patrol saw 15 to 20 men carrying AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled-grenade launchers moving with the apparent intent to set up an ambush, officials said. After positively determining the activity as enemy operations and confirming no civilians were in the vicinity, the patrol engaged and killed the enemy fighters. Coalition forces reported no casualties or damage. "Afghan armed...
  • Donald Rumsfeld: Media Sees Military as 'Other Side'

    04/17/2006 7:17:07 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 35 replies · 1,501+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 18 April 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Monday that journalists covering the Iraq war no longer want to be embedded with U.S. military units because they viewed American troops as "the other side." In an interview Monday with EIB Radio host Rush Limbaugh, Rumsfeld noted that "far fewer journalists . . . have stepped up to become embedded" compared to the early days of the war. The defense chief recalled: "I asked one reporter about that, and there was kind of the impression left that, 'Well, if you got embedded then you were really part of the problem instead of part of...
  • Know Friends As Well As Enemies, Military Officials Say

    04/05/2006 5:51:10 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 235+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    WASHINGTON, April 5, 2006 – It is just as important to know and understand the cultural, political, military and philosophical nature of an ally as it is of an enemy, international military officials said here yesterday. "We must know the enemy, we must know ourselves, but also we must know the coalition partner," South Korean Air Force Col. B.J. Park, a Republic of Korea liaison officer to U.S. Joint Forces Command, said, paraphrasing the ancient Chinese military strategist, Sun Tzu. Not having a deep understanding of how U.S. coalition partners think and operate will hinder true interoperability among allies, U.S....
  • CA: State GOP needs enemies, heroes, leadership to electrify rank and file

    02/23/2006 10:04:55 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 285+ views
    Capitol Weekly ^ | 2/23/06 | Karen Hanretty
    Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep dark depression, excessive misery If it weren't for bad luck I'd have not luck at all Gloom, despair, and agony on me" - Hee Haw As you listen to and read all the talk about "unity" at the upcoming state Republican Party convention this weekend, keep in mind that nothing unites people as quickly as a common enemy. But alas, we've no good enemies in plain sight right now other than ourselves. Oh sure, Cindy Sheehan makes a good foil every time she puts on her t-shirt de jour and parades herself in...
  • Oil for Missiles. Our friends the Saudis make friends with the Chinese.

    01/25/2006 4:00:04 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 9 replies · 372+ views ^ | 01/25/2006 | Richard L. Russell
    It was no coincidence that Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah this week chose China for his first official trip outside the Middle East since acceding to the throne in August. With five agreements signed during the visit, including a pact for closer cooperation in oil, natural gas and minerals, the two countries are laying the foundations for a strategic relationship that challenges U.S. interests. Humiliated by their dependence on Washington for survival in the wake of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, the Saudi royal family has long been seeking to forge closer ties with Beijing in the hope of reducing their dependence...
  • Monsters of the Left: The Mujahedin al-Khalq

    01/14/2006 1:14:06 PM PST · by Khashayar · 37 replies · 1,318+ views ^ | January 13, 2006 | Michael Rubin
    Few terrorists groups garner the bipartisan endorsement and support that Iran's Mujahedin al-Khalq Organization [MKO] has. On October 20, 2005, several congressmen and many aides attended a briefing in Congress. Maryam Rajavi, co-leader of the group and self-styled president-elect of Iran, addressed the gathering by video from France.[1] She received a warm reception. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) thanked "Sister Maryam."[2] A bipartisan group of U.S. Congressmen have signed petitions calling for the U.S. Department of State to lift its 1997 classification of the group as a terrorist organization.[3] In an April 8, 2003 interview, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.), chairwoman...
  • Hamza: We Must Bleed Enemies Of Allah

    01/12/2006 4:13:58 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 379+ views
    Hamza: We must bleed enemies of Allah Staff and agencies Thursday January 12, 2006 The Muslim cleric Abu Hamza urges his followers to "bleed the enemies of Allah" in a video played to jurors today at his trial on race hate charges. The jurors at the Old Bailey heard the voice of the 47-year-old defendant for the first time on the second day of his trial when the tape of a lecture he gave in east London in the late 90s was played. In the tape he says democracy is failing and describes how the White House will be run...
  • CIA flights 'landed in Germany'

    12/04/2005 7:36:31 PM PST · by REactor · 27 replies · 1,426+ views
    BBC News ^ | Saturday, 3 December 2005
    The German government has a list of at least 437 flights suspected of being operated by the CIA in German airspace, according to a German magazine. The weekly Der Spiegel said two planes alone accounted for 137 and 146 uses of airspace or landings in 2002 and 2003. "Such planes could be used to transfer presumed terrorists and place them in secret locations," Der Spiegel said. The issue is likely to be raised when US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits Germany on Monday. Ms Rice said earlier this week she would provide an answer to a EU letter expressing...