Posted by Darth Venomous @ 22:27
Denizens, I’m not terribly sure how I feel about this.
So quickly has this ignited that, as I write this, there are rumors spreading on Twitter and being treated as semi-plausible by people in the know that Qaddafi’s already bugged out and left for Venezuela. There’s no evidence that it’s true — Libya’s essentially off-limits to media, so it’s impossible to tell facts from propaganda on either side — but the regime’s in enough trouble that Qaddafi’s son had to go on national TV within the last hour or so and vow, “We will fight to the last minute, until the last bullet.” Next stop: Civil war. Sides are already being chosen, in fact:
Better the devil you know?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 16:55
Today’s blurb comes from the GrabBag, courtesy of LC Rurik, who got it from one of his email friends via Australian Shooter Magazine this past week.
“If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq Theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25 per cent more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the U.S., than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.
Posted by David Hartung @ 16:44
This issue has been out there for a while, but I still get riled up at the thought that some treasonous piece of scatological material get away with wanton violation of military classification rules. I get the idea that this site was founded by someone other than an American citizen, and I strongly suspect that the site is hosted outside the USA.
In my opinion, this latest dump of classifies documents constitutes an act of war, and our government should say exactly that to whatever nation is hosting the site.
Is this strong?, Am I being “over the top”?
Perhaps, but the illegal release of classified documents, especially classified military documents places our fighting men and women at increased risk. I don’t really think I am going too far.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 19:05
A band of males, up to 20 or so, will assemble in single file and move to the edge of their territory. They fall into unusual silence as they penetrate deep into the area controlled by the neighboring group. They tensely scan the treetops and startle at every noise. “It’s quite clear that they are looking for individuals of the other community,” Dr. [John (UMichigan)] Mitani says.
When the enemy is encountered, the patrol’s reaction depends on its assessment of the opposing force. If they seem to be outnumbered, members of the patrol will break file and bolt back to home territory. But if a single chimp has wandered into their path, they will attack. Enemy males will be held down, then bitten and battered to death. Females are usually let go, but their babies will be eaten.
Hmmm. Wonder if that explains this?
Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents are training monkeys to use weapons to attack American troops, according to a recent report by a British-based media agency.
Reporters from the media agency spotted and took photos of a few “monkey soldiers” holding AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The report and photos have been widely spread by media agencies and Web sites across the world.
Quick, someone had better resurrect Chuck Heston.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 12:53
Well, if I’m to believe the reports, Stanley McChrystal is out as the top commander in Afghanistan.
Which is appropriate, quite honestly. Fact of the matter is, even though McChrystal is bang-on right about Bambi, the UCMJ, per Blackfive, clearly prohibits what McChrystal did, which is criticize the
limp, flaccid, impotent Commander-in-Chief.
I do believe that McChrystal clearly knows what he was doing. You can’t say what he said to a media outlet – even if it is Rolling Stone – and not expect that the White House won’t see it.
But maybe that was Mac’s plan all along. Either he’s so desperate for the welfare of his men that he had to find some way to get Bambi’s attention – or maybe he’s finally had enough of the Ayatollah’s dithering, dillying & dallying and just wants out. (Yes, he could have just resigned, but this makes more of an impact, I think.)
Whatever the motivation, the action speaks to Jugears McHopenchange’s sheer inability to effectively command his forces. The war in Afghanistan under Bambi’s oversight has turned decidedly negative.
Hussein Pasha’s surge, unlike Bush’s in Iraq, has all but failed in Afghanistan. Bambi is not very respected, either among his troops or amongst America’s allies. He has done nothing overseas except apologize, seemingly, for America’s mere existence to those people America rightly considers either her enemies or folks not to be trusted.
Small wonder, therefore, that most of the rest of the world believes Ear Leader to be in over his head. Even smaller wonder that morale amongst the troops in Afghanistan appears to be at a low point.
Moral has gone down the toilet. The troops are pissed about the ROE’s, they don’t like our pussy President, and they know we are just spinning our wheels.
Indeed. I shudder to think of the endgame under this scenario.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 7:00
Hey! What’s up with this?
I thought the Ayatollah Obambi was going to change the way Bush’s War Machine did things! I thought we were going to fix our image abroad, like Jugears McHopenchange said we were going to do!
When are we going to see Code Pink march in protest, hm? When is Cindy Shitcan, the Anti-War Whore going to set up a tent city in from of the White House and demand an audience with His Royal Highness? When are we going to hear from CAIR and Iraq Veterans Against the War, hmmmmmmmm???
MERLIN: Don’t hold your breath, m’liege.
VENOMOUS: I never do, Wizard. That’s what I’ve got you for.
Wizard does have a point, though. Five’ll get you ten we never hear a peep from the anti-war chickenshit brigades.
It’s their missles and their drones now, y’see, and their Messiah can’t possibly do anything wrong…now can he?
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 18:14
Lemme get this straight: We liberate their country, get rid of Hussein and his boys, let them have their say in who their leaders are, and this is the thanks we get?
Y’know, a helluva lotta Donktards kept bitching that all the war in Iraq was about was oil, that all we wanted to do was control the oil. I’m starting to think that’s what we shoulda done in the first place.
Posted by Darth Venomous @ 19:22
One of the things about which B. HUSSEIN!!! Obambi loves to crow endlessly is his opposition to the Iraq War. Voted against it, it’s all Bush’s fault, get the troops out of there now, blah blah blah, ad infinitum, ad nauseam.
So it was with great. great interest that I read where, when it came to American troops staying in Iraq…he was for it, before he was agaisnt it:
WHILE campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence.
According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
My, my, my. I wonder how that would play with the crowd over at the Daily Kossack, hmmmmmmmmm???
“He asked why we were not prepared to delay an agreement until after the US elections and the formation of a new administration in Washington,” Zebari said in an interview.
Oh, I think I know, alright. The Manchurian Muslim thinks that he’s going to be able to pull the wool over our eyes and lie his skanky ass into the White House, and he wants credit for extracting all the troops out of Iraq. Until then, who gives a shit if they no longer need to be there – right, Obambi?
Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations on the status of US troops – and that it was in the interests of both sides not to have an agreement negotiated by the Bush administration in its “state of weakness and political confusion.”
Yeah, let’s forget for a moment that it’s the Executive branch that is responsible for the “status of US troops”, not the Legislative. Who cares what the Commander-in-Chief thinks about the “status of US troops”, after all?
Oh, unless that Commander-in-Chief happens to be a brie-eating surrender douchebag. Then it’s okay.
Though Obama claims the US presence is “illegal,” he suddenly remembered that Americans troops were in Iraq within the legal framework of a UN mandate.
So much for the “illegal war”, eh, Demoscum?
His advice was that, rather than reach an accord with the “weakened Bush administration,” Iraq should seek an extension of the UN mandate.
WITY??? Trying to take credit that isn’t his to take.
Slimy little prick, isn’t he?
While in Iraq, Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a “realistic withdrawal date.” They declined.
No, General, since he’s not your boss, I wouldn’t listen to him, either. Now, or after 1/20/2009.
Not like he’s gonna be your boss then, either.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 20:51
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 13:39
Barbara Simpson over at WorldNetDaily has hit it on the head concerning the Police Action in Iraq.
Denizens, your assignment today is to go read it. Go. Shoo.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 7:10
(Hat tip to the Imperial Torturer.)
You have got to go read this.
And that goes for every stinking one of you motherfucking treasonous bastards in the Lame Stream Media.
Contrast actual coverage then with your coverage today, LSM, and then try to give me one good reason why we shouldn’t fucking waste the entire lot of you.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 18:51
Denizens, as most of you know, I’m not that enamored with polls or poll ratings. These people get the same 1500 out of the same pool of 5000 or so from each coast, or so it seems. And the questions are always phrased in such a fashion as to extract answers with a decidedly leftward lean to them.
In any event, they’ve never asked me, and I suspect they’ve never asked you, either – so F.E.T.E, as the Imperial Torturer is wont to say.
That said, I’m encouraged by this latest round of numbers.
A new Fox News poll shows President Bush’s job approval numbers on the rebound.
Bush’s approval rating jumped six points over last month’s result to 42 percent among Americans surveyed.
Hmmm. Could be because: a) the Lame Stream Media is finally beginning to report that all in Iraq is not as bad as they’ve been portraying it, and/or b) the President is finally listening to his base and grudgingly vowing to protect the US-Mexico border. (Now, whether Bush comes through on that is fodder for another post, but we’ll get to that later.)
Now, he might win some more brownie points by telling Pelosi the San Fran Skank, Teddy-the-Red-Nosed-Senator and Dingy Harry Reid what they can go do with themselves – but if he likes his poll numbers in the 40s…well, who am I to argue?
His disapproval numbers still outpace that figure, however, with 48 percent dissatisfied with his job performance, primarily centered on the war in Iraq.
Meaningless, when you consider that one part of that number are the fucktards who are going to hate him anyway, and the other part consists of folks who don’t think he’s hitting the Islamofascists hard enough.
Roughly equal numbers of Americans surveyed think the president either shared the best information available regarding pre-Iraq war intelligence or that he intentionally misled the country on that intelligence.
Again, one side will believe whatever bullshit the Kos
nutsacks throw out there, and the other side knows that the Donk bimbos had access to the same material and came to the same conclusion, so these numbers aren’t worrisome.
Democrats are trying to pound away at this apparent uneasiness with attacks on the president’s credibility coming from the usual suspects, such as Senators Ted Kennedy, John Kerry and Joe Biden, as well as Reps. Nancy Pelosi
And this is all they have? So you understand (yawn) why I’m not all that concerned, right?
and, surprisingly, Rep. John Murtha.
Why is this surprising? It’s now come out that Congressman Cut-and-Run wanted to hand our balls to Somalia, too. A president committed to finishing the job in a war is clearly anathema to a chickenshit like Murthafucker, so WTF?
The White House has taken measured steps to move forward with its policy agendas on the war on terrorism and Iraq, immigration reform, the U.S. economic policy and other issues.
Right. And, Mr. President – just a word of advice: These numbers will continue to go up the more you listen to us – your base – and less to the Short Bus riders on the Left.
We’re the ones that brung ya, W. Do the country a favor and dance with us.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 8:23
Bill Quick, the Daily Pundit, reports on an editorial over at the New York Post written by Arnold Ahlert. Misha reports that the Post apparently doesn’t like being linked to, so go see Bill’s post on the matter.
Current poll numbers – if one gives them any credence, which I don’t, necessarily – show that 58% oppose Bush’s handling of the Iraq war.
I submit to you that a goodly chunk of that number represents people who see this as turning into another Vietnam. Not because the military has bogged down there – that’s a subject open for debate – but because it’s looking more and more like we’re fighting with one hand tied behind our back, so as not to give certain people (*coughragheadedIslamofuckbastardslikeIbrihimHooperofCAIRcough*) offense.
With each passing day that we don’t hear about dozens of sorties of bombers running roughshod over an identified terrorist safe-house or other stronghold, we the American people become more & more disillusioned. President Linguinispine-ya, without realizing it, is caving in a little more each day to “Shitcan” Sheehan and the Shee-hags down there in the Crawford ditch.
Bush, you need to quit fighting this war as if you’re waiting for the cavalry to come over the hill in the form of an Iraqi constitution. Our military there is the cavalry, sir, and it needs to kick ass, take names and send the fucking ragheads on to their 72 goats.
The more you delay, the more your enemies here like the Crawford Ditch Bitch and her willing accomplices in the TSM are going to make this look like another Vietnam.
Take off the kid gloves now, Mr. President. For the good of the country.
Posted by Lord Spatula I, King & Tyrant @ 17:05
If you’ve spent your fair share of time in the Blogosphere – or Usenet, for that matter – you’re familiar with a phenomonon known as “Godwin’s Law”, which states, in part,
once such a comparison [to Nazis] is made, the thread is over, and whoever mentioned the Nazis has automatically lost whatever argument was in progress.
Apparently, Big Dickhead Durbin, the cowardly little fuckweasel Islamofascist ass-kisser from Ill-noise, didn’t receive that particular memo. There his skanky ass was on the Senate floor yesterday, comparing our troops to Nazis.