A plot to blow up New York’s JFK Airport was thwarted by FBI and others. Three are in custody and one on the run. Was this Muslim Extremist? Of course, but you have heard this story already so I am not going to comment on this at this time. I just want to say I sure hope these guys were nabbed through means which include WIRETAPPING suspected terrorists. We’ll just have to wait and see…….
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In the past 16 days the “Palestinians” (Hamas) in the Gaza strip have fired 310 Qassam missiles into Sderot, Israel as the Israeli Government continues with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert “strategy” of not approving the IDF’s (Israel Defense Force) request (demand) to allow ground troops to go into Gaza and put down this menace. Wow, I guess the Palestinians should be happy that Olmert is the Prime Minster and not me. It takes a lot of patience to not respond adequately and protect your own people. This barrage of attacks has turned 23,000 residents of Sderot into virtual refugees which have fled the town.
This vacillation on Olmert’s part is reminiscent of his hesitance to do the right thing almost a year ago, which led to the embarrassment of the IDF last summer in Lebanon. I think it might be time for him to go.
I predict this. First, I doubt you have heard much about this in the mainstream media here in the good old USA, but when Israel finally decides to put a stop to it you will hear a lot about it in the media with every detail of collateral damage, etc. They won’t mention that Israel is not “targeting” innocent civilians when they go in, just as they haven’t told you that the Hamas is doing just that. You will also be shown how Israel is bullying the Palestinians (just like last year when they were accused of heavy handed tactics against Hezbollah).
I am setting up this post as a location to transfer some off topic discussion that has ensued about Ron Paul as it relates to the war question which stemmed from the abortion question. I don’t have much to add here other than a link to the video that spawned this thread, posted by Jim here at the Helvidus, a Pachyderm site. I am transferring the posts on my blog and cross posting a couple off topic comments at the Helvidus blog to this location to be on topic.
Post Debate Fox Interview of Ron Paul: HERE
So, Senator Joe Biden (D-Del) calls for the use of troops in Darfur here and doing so without checking with Jimmy Carter relative to what Jimmy calls a “pre-emptive war” here meaning that the security of the United States is not directly threatened. This is the same Joe Biden that is against the troop surge in Iraq even though he spent most of the past few years complaining that we need more troops in Iraq here. There’s nothing like the administration saying that it was going to actually do something to cause a Democrat to change his mind about its’ advisability.
He thinks we should commit our military to Darfur yet we should pull out of Iraq even though he voted in favor of the “Authorization to Use Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.” When asked about his vote to go to war in Iraq he lied here (last paragraph) when he said “remember what the resolution said, Tim (Russert), it didn’t say ‘go to war.’ It said, ‘Mr. President, if you can show these things, then you can use force.”
How convenient for someone that wants to run away from his vote. The only problem is it doesn’t say that. His vote to go war was his vote on Public Law 107-243 and Section 3 is the relevant section which says that the President has 48 hours “AFTER” the starting the use of “FORCE” to report to Congress that he was unable to solve matters diplomatically, which the Bush administration complied with. Read it here yourself and then tell me that the authorization was CONDITIONAL therefore requiring the President to report to Congress before going to war. Everybody knew that Joe was an admitted plagiarist, but now we know he is a bold faced liar. Hmmmmmm……….
It seems to me he wants troops in Darfur (like many Democrats and Celebrities) and is using the same arguments that were valid for war in Iraq. Biden says that he supports it because of the killing of 200,000 people (which he calls Genocide). If that is grounds for sending troops (sorry Mr. Carter about prohibition of a Pre-Emptive War) then he should have been for troops going to Iraq on the same humanitarian grounds as this. Saddam had killed literally hundreds of thousands of people himself. Read here for details on the deaths under Saddam.
So here you have another “pretender” to the Presidency that has changed his tune on the war more often than a symphony orchestra getting ready to play a concert. It is amazing how declaring for the nomination for the Presidency can evoke such strange behavior. So now you have a call by the Democrats for use of Military Force in Darfur, and in so doing contradict all the complaints they have made against the Bush Administration for going to war in Iraq (which many Democrats voted for).
From the man that brought us the “real life” understanding of the Misery Index (as first articulated by economist Arthur Okun), Jimmy Carter has now declared that George Bush is the “worst President ever”…….whewww! He has been waiting for 25 years with hopes to transfer that title to some Republican. His only options have been Ronald Reagan, Bush the 1st and Bush the 2nd. For those of you that don’t know, Okun came up with a term that first took on popular meaning during the Carter Administration. It was called the “Misery Index.” This is an economic indicator that measures how badly Americans are suffering economically. Carter blew this index off the chart. The index was formulated by taking the inflation rate and unemployment rate and adding them together. Some have added the interest rate to this to further quantify the impact of economic suffering. When you combine the Misery Index and inflation rate during the Carter Administration you establish an aggregate that likely will never be reached again.
Under the Carter administration the Okun Misery Index was 16.27 (worst ever). Under G.W. Bush during the first term it reached 7.98 and at this time for the 12 month period ending April, 2007 for the inflation rate and the February, 2007 unemployment rate Bush’s Misery Index has dropped to 6.8. (the lower being the better) The best rate ever since the numbers have been kept is the Eisenhower Administration (6.26) and the second best is essentially a tie between GW Bush and the Johnson Administration.
So by the standard that most Presidents are measured by the “voters” Carter is the worst President ever, but I suspect that he is trying to change the subject to the war in Iraq which I would like to call the war on terror.
Let me state here that I vividly remember the day our embassy was invaded on 11/4/1979 and Americans were taken hostages in Iran and held for 444 days under the Carter administration. It was this “crisis” that launched Ted Koppel and the program Night Line. I remember being glued to Night Line every night throughout the crisis. Each program was opened with Day 35, Day 36, Day 37, ………Day 421, etc. On almost every broadcast the program stated that the administration “said today that a military option is not on the table.” Well guess what, Iran realized that they had nothing to fear from Uncle Sam and kept the hostages until the next big event. The Hostages were released on 1/20/1981. Do you know what occurred on that day? It was the inauguration of Ronald Reagan. I remember watching the inauguration on a split screen broadcast with the boarding of the hostages on an airplane to return to the US on the other half of the screen. Yes folks, the Iranians were not going to allow one day to pass under the Reagan administration while they held U.S. Citizens as hostages.
It is also my firm conviction that (as some say) our past foreign policy has a lot to do with our situation today and that I STRONGLY BELIEVE it is the way Carter handled the Iranian Hostage Crisis that has had a tremendous amount to do with the problems we have with Iran today in particular and with terrorist in general. They learned that we could be intimidated.
Carter also stated that we have now endorsed the use of the “pre-emptive war” which means to attack a country when our own security is not directly threatened. Who is he kidding, we have done this often and recently by Clinton in Kosovo, so he is lying here and knows it and so are others that claim that Iraq is the first time it has happened. But there should be no surprise here that Carter is against “pre-emptive action” to protect American interest when he was too timid to use military action after the terrorist or terrorist countries struck us first.
So when you add the Misery Index to the Carter legacy of the Middle East I have to say the Carter still holds on to the title of WORST President ever although he would like to avoid that label. In short, no doubt the Carter Presidency is a major contributor to the United States problems today in the Middle East and I am not surprised he is eager to transfer some of that blame on others.
UPDATE 5/21/2007: Jimmy Carter took the opportunity to clarify his remarks concerning President Bush today. He said that his comments over the weekend about the Bush administration were “careless.” Carter said he was answering a question about the foreign policy of former President Richard Nixon, as compared with that of the current administration. He said he wasn’t comparing the Bush administration with all those through American history. This is a bunch of crap as though he was comparing bad foreign policy (of Bush) to bad foreign policy (of Nixon). If Nixon was understood to be a good President about anything it was considered to be Foreign Policy. After all to absolutely everyone’s surprise he opened up dialogue with China. Also in his own words he said “of all time” not just versus Nixon, so again the heat is on and he is lying while trying to dodge the reaction to his comments. I’m not buying it. It is time for Jimmy to head for the pasture and fade away.
Well put this down on your “cry me a river” list (as quoted by SoftballMomin VA over at the FreeRepublic). This is about the Pizza shop (Super Mario’s Pizza) owned by the father of one of the six “Ft. Dix” terrorists. You may remember the one terrorist that used the cover of his Pizza Delivery job (for his father) to case out the targets at Ft. Dix. Now the Associated Press (AP) is reporting that the father’s pizza business has tanked to nothing. He also lost his privilege of delivering pizzas to the military post. Maybe he will feel better if he continues to tell himself that “kids will be kids.”
COOKSTOWN, New Jersey (AP) — The father of one of the six men charged with plotting to massacre soldiers at Fort Dix says the business that he’s nurtured near the base for years is all but ruined since his son’s arrest. Muslim Tatar, who has owned Super Mario’s Pizza for five years, said his lunchtime crowd from nearby McGuire Air Force Base and Fort Dix has largely disappeared, replaced by empty tables and nasty words from passing motorists. “Now I am a target,” Tatar, 52, said, adding that his business is “99 percent dead.” Tatar’s son, 23-year-old Serdar Tatar, was arrested Monday along with five others. Authorities say the men were preparing to buy automatic weapons to use in an attack on Fort Dix when they were arrested. They targeted the Army post, partly because one of them had delivered pizzas there and was familiar with the base, according to court filings. Authorities said the objective was to kill “as many American soldiers as possible.” Five of the men are charged with conspiring to kill uniformed military personnel, an offense punishable by life in prison. A sixth is charged with helping illegal immigrants obtain weapons, and could face 10 years in prison if convicted. All six defendants are being held without bail.
I just came across a Blog that is a pretty aggressive and strong voice against Jihadist Islam. You might want to check it out: Foehammer’s Anvil. He had a very appropriate verse reference for the site, it could be a tagline. “They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.” (words of Jesus in John 16:2)
The Radical Muslim blog is strongly pro-Islamic and seemingly equally active in their pursuit against those that wish to fight against Jihad which just came to me via Conversations with Brit and Grit and comments by Foehammer’s Anvil. You might want to check Foehammer’s Anvil out. You’ll find a link in my Blogroll…