Thursday, May 18, 2006

Jack Murtha, Again

I used to think of U.S. Representative Jack Murtha, (D) Pennsylvania as a dweeb. I no longer do. A dweeb is somebody who is considered to be silly, a joke, a caricature.

If you will recall, last year Murtha drafted a Dangerous Resolution calling for a quick pull out of all U.S. troops from Iraq because, he claimed, a U.S. victory is impossible.

Murtha has become a dangerous person. His inflated ego (or is it a flatulent ego?) has now placed our military sons and daughters in harms way of Islamofacist retribution.

Murtha made very stupid, but very dangerous statements during a press conference.

Murtha’s statements were about an incident in which several Iraqi civilians were allegedly shot and killed by U.S. Marines last November.

American military authorities in Iraq initially reported that one Marine and 15 Iraqi civilians in a bus were killed by a roadside improvised explosive device (IED) in Haditha, Iraq. In the ensuing firefight eight insurgents were killed. Haditha has been an insurgent and terrorist stronghold.

Knight Ridder reported yesterday that survivors of the firefight claim that U.S. Marines broke down the door of a house and began shooting everyone inside and that twenty three people were killed.

The investigation is ongoing and the U.S. military has declined comment until it is completed.

Murtha, however, has decided to demonstrate his psychic abilities and declared that he knows that our Marines did indeed murder innocent civilians. He also admitted that he didn’t read the report but heard about it from military commanders and other sources that he did not identify.

Murtha stated emphatically at the news conference that:

"There was no firefight. There was no IED (improvised explosive device) that killed those innocent people. Our troops overreacted because of the pressure on them. And they killed innocent civilians in cold blood. That is what the report is going to tell." (emphasis added)

The Marine Corps issued a statement in response:

"There is an ongoing investigation; therefore, any comment at this time would be inappropriate and could undermine the investigatory and possible legal process. As soon as the facts are known and decisions on future actions are made, we will make that information available to the public to the fullest extent allowable."

Lt. Col. Sean Gibson, a spokesman for Marine Corps Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) in Tampa, Florida, said: - “I do not know where Representative Murtha is obtaining his information. Thoroughness will drive the investigation.”

Murtha also compared the firefight to the massacre at My Lai, Viet Nam.

When asked by that marvelous example of objective journalism, Chris Matthews from CNN’s Hardball:

Let me ask you Mr. Murtha to give us some details about that. Draw us a picture of what happened at Haditha.

Murtha said:

Well, I’ll tell you exactly what happened. One Marine was killed and the Marines just said we’re going to take care – we don’t know who the enemy is, the pressure was too much on them, so they went into houses and they actually killed civilians. And, and –

Matthews then asked:

—was this My Lai? Was this a case of – when you say cold blood Congressman, a lot of people think you’re basically saying you got some civilians sitting in a room around a field and they’re executed.

Murtha’s response:

That’s exactly it.

Murtha’s statements can only be described as reprehensible. Murtha’s inflammatory rhetoric is extremely dangerous to our troops, and he has clearly placed them, your sons and daughters, in the crosshairs of any wannabe terrorist. When someone is killed or maimed because of his pompous, self centered, self righteous actions, what will be his response other than to blame President Bush?

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Rewards For The Rabid

Do you have children? Even If you do, you probably still couldn’t empathize with Yekutiel Wultz. You may think you can, but you probably can’t truly understand the hell he is in. You can only imagine what it’s like, but you wouldn’t want to imagine it.

His son, Daniel, died today, May 14th 2006, Mother’s Day.

Daniel was 16 years old, he was still just a boy who wanted to become a rabbi.

Daniel’s body was blown apart by a Palestinian homicide bomber on April 17, 2006, at an Israeli restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Daniel survived the blast despite having lost massive amounts of blood, massive internal injuries, losing a kidney, his spleen, and a leg,

Daniel awoke from his coma, but the pain of his injuries was too great, and the 16-year-old boy was put back into a coma.

Finally, after 27 days, on Mother’s Day, Danny Wultz died.

His father was also wounded in that same Palestinian homicide bombing.

Mr. Wultz said to the Jerusalem Post: "Unfortunately, I remember everything. Daniel was thrown into my hands, and asked me to pick him up. But when I saw the extent of his injuries, I laid him down to wait for an ambulance. I held his hand and told him I loved him, and he told me he loved me."

Daniel was the eleventh person to die from the Passover attack perpetrated by Islamic Jihad and Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Over 70 other people were severely wounded. We know who the cowards are that are responsible because they bragged about it. As they usually do.

Pretty damn proud of their cowardice it seems.

And now, Abu Nasser, a leader of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, said that Daniel’s death was a "gift from Allah". He also said it was revenge against American Jewish support for Israel.

Abu Amin, a leader of the Islamic Jihad, which also claimed responsibility for the bombing said his terror group may target other Americans in the near future.

The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Islamic Jihad are Palestinian terrorist groups who partner with Hamas, the terrorist group that is the duly elected leadership of the Palestinians, and millions of American tax dollars are now going directly to the Palestinian “Authority” and are in effect rewarding and funding these types of cowardly attacks.

But would it appear that President George W. Bush doesn’t get it, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice doesn’t either.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Yet Another Reason For Scrutiny

Mexican Legislation will allow, for “personal” use, possession of the following drugs:

Opium 5 grams, Heroin 25 milligrams, Marijuana 5 grams, Cocaine 500 milligrams, LSD .015 milligrams, MDA 200 milligrams, MDMA (Ecstasy) 200 milligrams, Mescaline 1 gram, Peyote 1 kilogram, Psilocybin 100 milligrams, Hallucinogenic mushrooms 250 milligrams, Amphetamines 100 milligrams, Dexamphetamines 40 milligrams, Phencyclidine (PCP, or Angel Dust) 7 milligrams, Methamphetamines 200 milligrams, Nalbuphine (synthetic opiate) 10 milligrams.

Pretty strong stuff.

Damon Mosler, of the San Diego County District Attorney's Office said:

“Legalizing these drugs is certainly going to have a spillover effect in San Diego. It means they'll be importing people who want to do drugs, and exporting those who need the financial wherewithal to continue to do those drugs they've become addicted to.”

Mexican lawmakers claim the law would actually strengthen drug enforcement efforts, but the mayor of San Diego, Jerry Sanders, doesn’t share that view.

“I view this as a hostile action by a longtime ally of the U.S.,” Sanders said at a City Hall news conference.

American federal authorities have said the legislation appears to “clarify” policies, rather than legalize drugs. But Ruth Hernández, a congresswoman with the National Action Party, in Mexico abstained from voting on the bill because of her own concerns with how it's being interpreted.

Of course, President Vicente Fox is certain to sign it into law, according to Mexican political analyst Oscar Aguilar. Fox's office proposed the bill, and his party is behind it.

The Bush administration had no immediate reaction, and calls to the San Diego offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) were referred to the U.S. State Department.

Of course the administration had no reaction. If they did, it might piss off their pal Vicente Fox.

It’s too bad that this administration has lost its swagger and has turned into a collection of chicken-shits.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Poetic Justice


On Tuesday, two Palestinian policemen were killed in a rocket strike on a building at the Palestinian national security compound in the northern Gaza Strip near the Jabaliya refugee camp.

(I thought that Israel surrendered Gaza to the Palestinians. Why is there still a need for a “refugee camp”? Who are they seeking refuge from now that they control Gaza?)

But, I digress.

According to Palestinian sources, the rocket hit the base of the 3rd brigade of the Palestinian national security forces. The rocket was a locally manufactured Qassam used by the Palestinians to attack southern Israel.

I guess the shooter wasn’t exactly a Ph.D candidate.

On The Flip Side

One of Newton's laws of physics says that: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

The direction of the force on the first object is opposite to the direction of the force on the second object. Forces always come in pairs - equal and opposite action-reaction force pairs.

This scientific law may also apply to the illegal immigrant militancy that is spreading across America.

CBS Affiliate Channel 5 in Phoenix, Arizona reported that approximately 100 volunteer posse and Sheriff's Deputies will soon begin randomly patrolling the desert and roadways in southwest Maricopa County to curb the flow of illegal immigrants entering the county.

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said "There are so many illegals trying to make it into the county that it's overwhelming my deputies, so I have called on members of my 3000 member volunteer posse to assist. It's not only illegals we find and arrest out there, we've also made some recent huge drug seizures involving illegal aliens including nearly 100 pounds of methamphetamine and approximately three pounds of heroin.” (Emphasis added.)

Early Tuesday morning, eleven illegals were arrested and booked into jail after a Ford Windstar with California plates and 16 people packed inside was stopped on a traffic violation near Gila Bend.

Sheriff Arpaio said Tuesday's arrests included two coyotes, one of whom may be charged with a serious offense - endangerment. Virgilio Parra Sabori could be charged with a class 6 felony if it is determined that he recklessly left a Mexican illegal to die in the desert. The 24-year-old male was found near death by deputies who combed the desert yesterday after being told by other people in the vehicle that one man was left behind. That young man was found lying in the sun on the desert floor and is currently in serious condition in a west valley hospital.

That illegal may have paid as much as $1100 to gain entrance into the country. Sheriff Arpaio said his deputies so far have had seven anti smuggling cases in the last few weeks and that 120 illegals have been arrested and jailed.

Maricopa County has to expand the Tent City facility to hold an anticipated increase of inmates being incarcerated in the Maricopa County jail system.

“Illegal Aliens Help Our Economy”

Sheriff Arpaio had to tap into a 3000 member volunteer posse because there are so many illegals trying to sneak into Maricopa County that his deputies are being overwhelmed. I wonder how much the county’s costs have risen because of illegals?

The recent arrests of illegal aliens involved in drug running have resulted in drug seizures that netted 100 pounds of methamphetamine and three pounds of heroin. How much of the drugs have actually made it in to the U.S.?

What are the peripheral costs of the illegal drug trade?

Illegal drug activity costs mucho dinero, Jose.

I’m still waiting for a lucid, intelligent explanation as to how illegals benefit our economy.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Hypocritical Mexicans

World Net Daily reported today that three Iraqi men were caught in Texas after entering the U.S. illegally. The FBI said that the men, all in their early 20s, are afraid of persecution if returned to Iraq. The men are claiming to be Christians. The report also said that since October, eleven Iraqis have been caught trying to enter the U.S. illegally.

The three men were previously arrested and held for a month, in Mexico, carrying Greek passports and were held for a month for entering Mexico illegally.

The men claim that Mexican authorities released them, and told them to "go north."

The Associated Press reports that though many Iraqi illegals have been captured in Mexican territory en route to the U.S. border, none had been found to have had any links to terrorism.

At least so far.

Illegal Aliens Not So Peaceful After All

Yesterday, the big free three, (ABC, CBS, NBC) all rushed to gush that protests by illegals were peaceful and without incident. Today however, a different story is emerging. Illegals and their supporters became violent in Santa Ana, Los Angeles and San Diego, California.

The axiom “a picture is worth a thousand words” applies to the photograph below, snapped by Blogger Freeman Hunt at the Springdale, Arizona illegal alien rally. The militant’s sign looks like a propensity for violence to me.