Thursday, September 23, 2004

Dead Soldiers

Axis SallyThis New York Post column by Thomas Sowell summarizes the reasons many Americans are livid at both the DNC and the Kerry campaign. Try to keep your blood pressure in check as you read this piece.

IMAGINE if, in the presidential election of 1944, the candidate opposing FDR had insisted that we were losing the Second World War and that, if elected, he would begin to withdraw American troops from Europe and the Pacific.

We would have called it treason. And we would have been right.

In WWII, broadcasts from Tokyo Rose in Japan and from Axis Sally in Germany warned our troops that their lives were being squandered in vain, that they were dying for big business and "the Jew" Roosevelt.

Today, we have a presidential candidate, the conscienceless Sen. John Kerry, doing the work of the enemy propagandists of yesteryear.

Is there nothing Kerry won't say to win the election? Is there no position he won't change? Doesn't he care anything for the sacrifices of our troops in Iraq?

... Imagine the encouragement the terrorists, insurgents and global extremists draw from Kerry's declarations of defeat, from his insistence that our efforts in Iraq and in the War on Terror have failed...

Dead Soldiers

"We Have Received a Wake-up Call From Hell"

The question you must ask yourself is: does John Kerry have the will to wage war against suicidal Islamic extremism? His answer appears to be no. Withdrawal, appeasement, and concessions are his answer. In other words, "pressing the collective snooze button". The very real possibility of a nuclear holocaust in our cities hangs in the balance. Benjamin Netanyahu wrote the following...

...For the Bin Ladens of the world Israel is merely a sideshow. America is the target. But reestablishing a resurgent Islam requires not just rolling back the West; it requires destroying its main engine, the United States. And if the U.S. cannot be destroyed just now, it can be first humiliated -- as in the Teheran hostage crisis two decades ago -- and then ferociously attacked again and again, until it is brought to its knees. But the ultimate goal remains the same: Destroy America and win eternity. Some of you may find it hard to believe that Islamic militants truly cling to the mad fantasy of destroying America. Make no mistake about it. They do. And unless they are stopped now their attacks will continue, and become even more lethal in the future.

...[I]n 1996, I wrote a book about fighting terrorism, I warned about the militant Islamic groups operating in the West with the support of foreign powers -- serving as a new breed of domestic-international terrorists, basing themselves in America to wage Jihad against America. Such groups, I wrote then, nullify in large measure the need to have air power or intercontinental missiles as delivery systems for an Islamic nuclear payload. They will be the delivery system. In the worst of such scenarios, I wrote, the consequences could be not a car bomb but a nuclear bomb in the basement of the World Trade Center.

Well, they did not use a nuclear bomb. They used two 150 ton fully fueled jetliners to wipe out the Twin Towers. But does anyone doubt that given the chance, they will throw atom bombs at America and its allies? And perhaps long before that, chemical and biological weapons? This is the greatest danger facing our common future. Some states of the terror network already possess chemical and biological capabilities, and some are feverishly developing nuclear weapons. Can one rule out the possibility that they will be tempted to use such weapons, openly or through terror proxies, or that their weapons might fall into the hands of the terrorist groups they harbor?

We have received a wake up call from hell. Now the question is simple: Do we rally to defeat this evil, while there is still time, or do we press a collective snooze button and go back to business as usual? The time for action is now. Today the terrorists have the will to destroy us, but they do not have the power. There is no doubt that we have the power to crush them. Now we must also show that we have the will to do just that. Once any part of the terror network acquires nuclear weapons, this equation will fundamentally change, and with it the course of human affairs. This is the historical imperative that now confronts all of us...

The fate of you, your children and your children's children hinge on this election. A waffler, equivocator, "anybody-but-Bush" candidate who believes only in concessions, appeasement, and political expediency spells nothing less than disaster in this, the nuclear age of terrorism.

"We Have Received a Wake-up Call From Hell"

Scaring up Dem votes with a phony Draft

Betsy's Page notes that college students are receiving alarmist e-mails warning them they may be drafted if President Bush wins re-election...

...No mention by these fear-mongerers that it has been Democrat Charlie Rangel pushing the draft and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld opposing it. Wouldn't want to spoil the pre-Halloween frightfest with the truth. Here's a reality check from Excerpt:

"A draft? It's just not going to happen," said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., a member of the House Armed Services Committee...

Kerry Kills Ad Buy in Four States

The first visible cracks are appearing. Keep the foot on the accelerator until New York is a Swing State!

Bowing to political realities, Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (search) has canceled plans to begin broadcasting television commercials in Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana and the perennial battleground of Missouri.

The decision to shrink his political playing field reduces Kerry's strategic options -- at least for now -- in the homestretch of the campaign. George W. Bush (search) won all four states in 2000, and Kerry can't win the White House without taking one or two of them away from the Republican incumbent.

The ads were scheduled to begin airing Oct. 5 as part of a $5 million investment through Nov. 2, but campaign advisers concluded Kerry isn't doing well enough in the states to justify the cost...

Kerry Kills Ad Buy in Four States

Israel: Winning by fighting back

The most remarkable thing about Israel's campaign against the Intifada was not it's adoption of new warfighting concepts, like Europe's Human Security Doctrine, but its reversion to the oldest method of all: winning by fighting back. Social historians in the future, should we ever attain it, may endlessly wonder how it was possible for Western European and liberal American intellectuals to forget 5,000 years of military experience in favor of the slogans, some composed facetiously, of the Peace Movement of the 1960s. However that may be, Totten concludes that Israel is a test case, the pathfinder to the America's future in the war on terror. "Israel's present may be our future. Best get used to it now."

Israel: Winning by fighting back

Aiding the Enemy Again

Tokyo RoseDemocratic presidential candidate John Kerry has achieved something that may be unique in the history of our country. He has managed to oppose two wars while they are being fought, undermine the objective of the nation and give aid and comfort to those who are killing American soldiers and kidnapping American civilians.

In a speech at New York University on Monday, Mr. Kerry questioned President Bush's judgment in ordering American troops to topple Saddam Hussein, saying the president had exchanged a brutal dictator for "chaos."

Baltimore Sun: Aiding the enemy, again

Rathergate: A Call to Action

LGF reader web1110 has written a very good letter you can use as a model, to send to your representatives about the serious implications of the CBS forgery affair.

Dear Sir or Madam,

I am writing to you regarding the GW Bush National Guard story broadcast by CBS on 60 Minutes last week.

I concur with the experts that I have seen interviewed by the media and I believe the memos presented were fraudulent. I believe that somewhere in this great nation there is someone who is guilty of perpetrating a crime, a crime against the American people. They are guilty of the crime of election fraud, guilty of attempting to influence the upcoming presidential election through deceit and misrepresentation. Such an attempt is abhorrent and must not be tolerated...

A Call To Action

The speech CBS's president Les Moonves needs to give

Hugh Hewitt, in the Weekly Standard, ghost writes for the CBS president:

On Tuesday, CBS president Les Moonves told the Los Angeles Times that it was "clear that something went seriously wrong with the process" that produced DanScam. That's like The Zepplin Company announcing that the Hindenburg had a little trouble landing in New Jersey.

Moonves is the boss of an organization under siege, one whose brand is being gutted. He might find the Harvard Business School case study of Johnson & Johnson's reaction to the Tylenol poisonings of October 1982 useful, but he would find Khrushchev's "secret speech" even more compelling. Moonves needs to gather everyone employed by CBS News in one place or via video link, and deliver a speech. I suggest this...

The speech CBS's president Les Moonves needs to give

Praying for Beheadings

Earlier this year, an Al-Qa’ida member in Saudi Arabia warned of beheadings in his last will and testament. Hazem Al-Kashmiri, the son of a retired leading general of the Saudi internal security force, informed the world that Al-Qa’ida had “a message to the American soldiers... We promise that we will not let you live safely, and you will not see from us anything else just bombs, fire, destroying homes, cutting your heads...”

The 18th issue of the Al-Qa’ida-identified journal ‘Sawt Al-Jihad’ included an interview with Fawwaz bin Muhammad Al-Nashami, commander of the Al-Quds Brigade which took responsibility for the May 29 attack at Khobar, Saudi Arabia, in which 22 people were killed. Al-Nashami detailed how Al-Qa’ida members cut the throats of non-Muslims, and in one case, beheaded one of their victims-all as “acts of devotion to Allah:” “We turned to the third site... found a Swedish infidel. Brother Nimr cut off his head, and put it at the gate [of the building] so that it would be seen by all those entering and exiting.”

The beheading of Daniel Pearl, which at the time seemed like an isolated incident, has now influenced other Islamists in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. Even in London, the website of Islamist Sheikh Abu Hamza Al-Masri earlier this year featured video of children pretending to behead other children. Islamic history includes periods in which beheadings against ‘infidels’ were a common practice, and it seems that this cycle has begun to repeat itself...

Praying for Beheadings

Heard around the web

Noemie Emery's questions for Dan Rather: "We understand that numerous people disputed both the content and authenticity of these disputed memos, talked to you repeatedly, and referred you to others, none of whom ever appeared on air. We wonder if anyone ever told you that when there appear to be two sides of a story, it is common to mention them both. There are two situations in which it is customary to present only one side of a disputed story, and neither one is called journalism. One is in court when making a case to a jury, and the other is when making a case for a candidate in a campaign. Which did you imagine yourself to be in this case, a prosecutor or a campaign official?"

Links o' the Day

Thomas Sowell: Kerry's Blank Resume

Arab News: Al-Qaeda Controls Young Operatives by Torture Threats

The Belgravia Dispatch: Bush's UNGA Speech

Kerry in France: John Kerry's Crimes

LGF: Canadian Islamic Congress Calls for Alcohol Ban

Rathergate cartoons


Unknown said...

Is that picture of Kerry with the weird hair supposed to be Moe from the Three Stooges or Hitler? If it's the former, that's an insult to Stooge fans everywhere.

directorblue said...

Hee hee... i think it's supposed to be a Stooge...