Sunday, December 31, 2006

The Islamic fighters last stand

There was fighting in Helashid, 18 kilometers (11 miles) northwest of Jilib, the gateway to the Islamic group's coastal stronghold of Kismayo, where an estimated 3,000 hardcore Islamic fighters were preparing for a bloody showdown.

Ethiopian MiG fighter jets were also buzzing Kismayo, an AP reporter said.

"My fighters will defeat the Ethiopians' forces," Sheik Ahmed Mohamed Islan, the head of the Islamic movement in the Kismayo region, told the AP.

"Even if we are defeated we will start an insurgency. We will kill every Somali that supports the government and Ethiopians."

I hope the insurgency won't happen. The Ethiopians are taking no prisoners and killing the Islamic fighters when they capture them. Its the way to fight these bastards. The only way to win is to kill them all.

Somoli plans to capture US embassy bombers

HT from JPost:
Somalia's prime minister said Sunday that the suspects in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in east Africa are sheltering in the stronghold of his country's militant Islamic movement.

"We are hunting those known to be responsible for the terrorist bombings in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998," Prime Minister Ali Mohamed Gedi told the Associated Press.

The three men are al-Qaida suspects all under US indictment for the 1998 bombings of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed hundreds of people.

"We know they are in Kismayo," Gedi said. "We would like to capture or kill these guys at any cost. They are the root of the problem."

Great! Finally somebody (more than Clinton did) is going after those killers!

Ramsey's tears for Saddam

HT from Blogs of War on the former Attorney General Ramsey Clark's comments on Saddam's execution. The Wiki on Clark lists his former clients (Nazis, Terrorists, etc):
As a lawyer, he has also provided legal counsel and advice to controversial figures, including:

* Nazi concentration camp commandant Karl Linnas
* Nazi War criminal Jack Reimer, charged in the killings of Jews in Warsaw.
* The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Advisory Board during late 1970s and early 1980s
* Branch Davidian leader David Koresh
* Antiwar activist Father Philip Berrigan
* Political figure Lyndon Larouche
* American Indian prisoner Leonard Peltier
* Crimes of America conference in Tehran in 1980
* Liberian political figure Charles G. Taylor during his 1985 fight against extradition from the United States to Liberia
* Elizaphan Ntakirutimana, a leader in the Rwandan genocide
* PLO leaders in a lawsuit brought by the family of Leon Klinghoffer.
* Camilo Mejia, a US soldier who deserted his post in March 2004 in protest against the US war against Iraq.
* Radovan Karadžić, accused Yugoslav war criminal.
* Slobodan Milošević, former president of Yugoslavia, accused war criminal
* Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq and convicted war criminal
* Lori Berenson

Here is a good article from Emperors New Clothes titled, "How Ramsey Clark Championed
Baltic Nazi War Criminals"...and he's still doing it. (By Jared Israel and Nico Varkevisser)

Friday, December 29, 2006

Saddam is getting a new colar

Saddam Hussein's lawyer estimated on Friday afternoon that he would be executed on Saturday.

Najiv Nai'mi, in an interview to Al Jazeera television, said that the US instructed Saddam's lawyers to receive his personal belongings, and that this was a sign that he would probably be executed the next day.
(HT JPost)

Great job Ethiopia! The MSM is asleep too!

The Islamic Court has abandoned Mogadishu and has been captured by the Ethiopians! The Islamic Fascists are running away while the Somalians are throwing rocks at them. Hat Tip by Bill Roggio here. The Ethiopians are taking NO PRISONERS! They are wiping out the Islamic forces. Good thing the MSM is asleep. I wish we could do the same in Iraq.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

"Agents and stooges!" Take that Mookie!

HT from Captains Quarters here:
BAGHDAD, Dec. 27 -- A top deputy of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr was killed Wednesday during a raid by U.S. and Iraqi troops in the southern holy city of Najaf, sparking protests from Sadr's followers and complicating an already tense relationship with the powerful anti-American leader.

Hurling rocks and shouting expletives, thousands of angry Sadr loyalists marched through the streets of Najaf after Sahib al-Amiri was shot and killed by a U.S. soldier during an early morning raid. "Agents and stooges!" protesters shouted at Iraqi soldiers and local authorities.

U.S. military officials declined to confirm that Amiri was a Sadr aide, saying only that he had provided explosives for use against Iraqi and U.S. forces. Sadr officials said Amiri was an aide and a lawyer who ran an educational organization that helped orphans and impoverished children. They said he had no connections to illegal activity.

In a statement, the U.S. military said Iraqi and U.S. forces were trying to detain Amiri and shot him only when he pointed an assault rifle at an Iraqi soldier

USS Gerald Ford

The next carrier should be named after our 38th president

You can go to NewsMax to sign a petition for naming CVN 78 after our 38th president, Gerald R. Ford here. May he rest in peace.

President Ford's Naval career here.
Lieutenant Commander Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., U.S. Naval Rerserve;
Transcript of Naval Service

14 JUL 1913 Born in Omaha, Nebraska
13 APR 1942 Ensign, U.S. Naval Reserve
20 APR 1942 Reported for active duty
2 JUN 1942 Lieutenant (junior grade)
1 MAR 1943 Lieutenant
3 OCT 1945 Lieutenant Commander
23 FEB 1946 Released from active duty under honorable conditions
28 JUN 1963 Honorably discharged from U.S. Naval Reserve


U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD (Instruction) Apr. 1942 - May 1942

U.S. Navy Pre-Flight School, Chapel Hill, NC May 1942 - May 1943

New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ May 1943 - Jun. 1943
(CFO USS Monterey (CVL-26))

USS Monterey (CVL-26) (Asst. Navigator) Jun. 1943 - Dec. 1944

Navy Pre-Flight School, St. Mary's College, Dec. 1944 - Apr. 1945
CA (Athletic Dept.)

Staff, Naval Reserve Training Command, NAS, Apr. 1945 - Jan. 1946
Glenview, IL (Staff, Physical and Military
Training Officer)

U.S. Naval Officer, Separation Center, Great Jan. 1946 - Feb. 1946
Lakes, IL (Separation Processing)

Rummy as SecDef and Dick as Chief of Staff

Sunday, December 24, 2006

O Holy Night

O Holy Night
O holy night, the stars are brightly shining;
It is the night of the dear Savior’s birth!
Long lay the world in sin and error pining,
Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth.
A thrill of hope, the weary soul rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees, O hear the angel voices!
O night divine, O night when Christ was born!
O night, O holy night, O night divine!

Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand.
So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming,
Here came the wise men from Orient land.
The King of kings lay thus in lowly manger,
In all our trials born to be our Friend!
He knows our need—to our weakness is no stranger.
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!
Behold your King; before Him lowly bend!

Truly He taught us to love one another;
His law is love and His Gospel is peace.
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His Name all oppression shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy Name!
Christ is the Lord! O praise His name forever!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!
His pow’r and glory evermore proclaim!

Taliban smoked

Some conflicting reports that this bad guy was killed on last Tuesday.
From the Times online Sunday edition here:

THE Taliban commander in charge of attacks on British and Nato forces in southern Afghanistan was reported yesterday to have been killed in a US airstrike after an RAF aircraft intercepted his satellite telephone.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani, the Taliban treasurer, was the most senior member of the group’s leadership to die in the war on terror, according to US officials.

A Taliban spokesman, however, said he was still alive.

Osmani, an associate of Osama Bin Laden, is said to have been part of a triumvirate with Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban military commander, and Mullah Omar, the Taliban leader. Osmani headed Taliban operations in six provinces.

Military souces said he had been killed by a strike on his vehicle as he and his aides left a village in the Zahre area. An RAF R1 monitoring aircraft is believed to have been tracking him. The aircraft was working with a US special operations team, including members of Delta Force, plus intelligence specialists from a unit known as Task Force Orange who tracked him on the ground.

The satellite telephone signal allowed the RAF aircraft to pinpoint Osmani’s location. As he headed out of the village in a 4x4, a US plane dropped a smart bomb onto the vehicle.

The Taliban issued an immediate denial, saying the bomb had killed Mullah Abdul Zahir, a district commander, and three of his men.

The war spreads....

From Douglas Farah over at Counter Terrorism blog here:
The spread of this war is by design, not accident. In his statement earlier this week (as translated by Laura Mansfieldal Qaeda leader Ayman Zawahiri went out of his way to signal support for the Islamist movement in Somalia, saying “Brothers in Islam and jihad in Somalia, know that you are the southern garrison of Islam, so don’t allow Islam to be attacked from your flank and know that we are with you and the entire Muslim Umah is with you.”

The conflict is designed not only to establish a space that can be defined as the beginning of the Islamist Caliphate, a necessary physical space from which to launch succeeding holy wars against the unbelievers. It is also aimed at creating widespread instability in a fragile region in East Africa, rich in mineral resources with weak and corrupt central governments.

Osama bin Laden has spoken in the past of the need to open a “third front” with a ground war that will bleed the U.S. military dry. He has argued that the al Qaeda front in Iraq, coupled with the front in Afghanistan/Pakistan, has stretched the U.S. military to its limits. A third front would make triumph in the other two more likely.

The stark disinterest of the United States and most European powers, or serious efforts by other African nations to face the consequences of an Islamist triumph in Somalia is striking and dangerous. The consequences of a regional war are difficult to calculate, but they will be serious.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Merry Christmas from K-2

God Bless a Navy Vet!

I heard this one about 4 stranded Solders at SF. A Navy Vet helped them rent a car and drive them home for Christmas. And what a Merry Christmas they and their families will have. Thanks to you Paul Deines! You are a great American and thanks for your service.
"I'm a veteran myself," said Deines, 50, who served in the Navy. "I know how it is, being away from home on Christmas. I said, 'Let's get together and do something about it.' "

Deines had been in San Francisco on vacation.

He said the group drove straight through for 23 hours to get back to Denver. They ran into snow at Glenwood Springs, but made it over Vail Pass and got into Denver on Thursday afternoon, just as the blizzard was ending.

"That's what happens when people get together and help each other out," Deines said.

For the Kible family of Centennial, Christmas this year will be especially meaningful because of the kindness of a stranger.

"It was such a nice thing for Paul to do," Stacey Kible said. "He rented that van to get these boys home for Christmas. To me, that's truly the spirit of giving and the spirit of Christmas."

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Solders at G'tmo

I heard on Steve Malzberg this morning on Bill Bennett Good Morning
America about Service men and women not getting any cards or gifts sent
to them. Here is the address:
Any Soldier
c/o Col. Wade Dennis
JTF Gtmo
APO AE 09360

The Irony is the prisoners are getting about 16,000 pieces of mail. Lets all send a Merry Christmas to our solders over at G'tmo.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Bush's comments at press conference with Blair

“Make no mistake about it, I understand how tough it is, sir. I talk to the families” of those who have died. “I also believe we’re going to succeed. I believe we’ll prevail,” he said.

“One way to assure failure is just to quit, is not to adjust, and say it’s just not worth it,” he added. “If we were to fail, that failed policy will come to hurt generations of Americans in the future.”

--We will not falter, we will not fail, we will prevail! Victory is the only way! W is for Winning I say!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Pearl Harbor 1941

Remember Pearl Harbor!

65 years ago a "day of infamy."

USS Arizona
65 years ago we entered a three front war with Japan, Germany and Italy. My parents were only 5 years old. But they remember that day. I was five years old when JFK was shot. My Kathryn was 4 years old when 9/11 happened. It is ironic the Baker/Hamilton (Loosing in) Iraq report comes out the day before this historic day in American history.

My Uncle first joined the Marines then became a Navy officer during the war. He was deployed to Pearl Harbor after the US entered the war. My views of the war are on the account of my Uncle who was there and fought against the Japanese. I always looked up to him and am glad he served our country with honor. My husband was in the Navy for 24 years and retired this fall. He served his country and is proud of it. Our family is a military family. My sisters married former service men both Air Force and Army. Of course I married the Navy one! (LOVE the inter-service rivalry at family gatherings! LOL!)

We see the Iraq war AS A WAR. Its not a problem to be solved (As Nancy P. sees it) other than having our service men and women fight the war as they are trained to do. Let them fight the fight, and WIN THE WAR in VICTORY ! No negotiation with the ENEMY until they surrender (Not the USA cutting and running).

Pearl Harbor was a lesson learned. Don't leave your pants undone! But we won the war. It wasn't pretty and we lost on an average of 8,000 servicemen a month for 4 years. The War on Terror is going to be a long one. Our 'ignoring' the problem let the terrorists attack us with "our pants undone" again. We forgot the lesson learned at Pearl Harbor and WTC got hit.

My message to the cut and run Dems is this. This is a WAR. We need to win the WAR at any cost. We need to sacrifice inorder to win and allow our future generations have a free world. The Islamo-Facisits will win if we let them. Victory is the only way we can win. They will kill us if we don't kill them first.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Flying Imans


O joy! I love the Flying Nun. She was a doll. Now about those flying Imans. They are bad boys and US Airways did the right thing to throw them off the plane.

A Sad day for USA

I'm sad that John Bolton has resigned from UN ambassador. I hope Bush gets a spine and recess appoints another with the same foresight: fight the war, support Israel, no nukes in Iran, no negotiations with Terrorist nations and the Axis of Evil. We need this more than ever.

President Bush's statement here:
"I am deeply disappointed that a handful of United States Senators prevented Ambassador Bolton from receiving the up or down vote he deserved in the Senate," Bush said. "They chose to obstruct his confirmation, even though he enjoys majority support in the Senate, and even though their tactics will disrupt our diplomatic work at a sensitive and important time. This stubborn obstructionism ill serves our country, and discourages men and women of talent from serving their nation."

Just from CNN:
The soon to be SecDef Gates said today we are loosing in Iraq.

Thanks NYT, LAT, CNN, CBS and DEms etc. You are helping us lose the WAR! We need VICTORY! We need to fight and win against Terrorism. The west will be destroyed. Our Freedoms will be destroyed. I don't want my daughters living under ISLAMIC rule. They love to celebrate Christmas and Easter. We believe in Jesus and that he sacrificed his life for our salvation. God Bless America and I hope and pray we get someone to protect our country just like John Bolton did.

Yeah Intrepid!

You go girl!
The USS Intrepid is going in for a two year overhaul.
A month after a failed attempt to move the USS Intrepid, the historic aircraft carrier was freed Tuesday from the Hudson River anchorage where it had sat for nearly a quarter of a century.

"This old baby is moving," a joyous Intrepid Foundation President Bill White said aboard the vessel.

Some crew members cried and gave each other high-fives and hugs. Onlookers ashore cheered.

Decommissioned in the late 1970s, it was destined for the salvage yard when rescued by New York developer Zachary Fisher and transformed into a floating military and space museum that opened in 1982, recently drawing upward of 700,000 visitors a year.

Intrepid officials said the $60 million overhaul, lasting up to two years, would include stem-to-stern "refurbishment and renovation" to repair deterioration and open up long-closed areas to the public.

The ship's exhibits were put in storage and most of its 20-plus vintage warplanes were shrink-wrapped for protection during the hiatus.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Iraq is our "Dunkirk."

From Micheal Barone's townhall article talks about how Churchill's Dunkrik is like Bush's Iraq.

While George W. Bush's many critics and detractors portray him as facing the same dilemma as Lyndon Johnson in Vietnam, Bush himself seems determined to proceed the way Harry Truman did in Korea -- or, as some might put it, as Winston Churchill did after Dunkirk.

But Bush seems unpersuaded. "There's one thing I'm not going to do," he said at last week's NATO summit in Riga, Latvia. "I'm not going to pull our troops off the battlefield before the mission is complete."

In this, Bush has the support of others. Defense Secretary-designate Robert Gates opposes a quick pullout. So does the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Central Command's Gen. John Abizaid.

Bush is sticking to his principles and will stay to fight for victory in Iraq. Good for him. He is leading us to fight the fight. I always said it was like "Churchill's Dunkirk," when the allies retreated from France when it became invaded by the Germans.

Dunkirk, and the evacuation associated with the troops trapped on Dunkirk, was called a "miracle" by Winston Churchill. As the Wehrmacht swept through western Europe in the spring of 1940, using Blitzkrieg, both the French and British armies could not stop the onslaught. For the people in western Europe, World War Two was about to start for real. The "Phoney War" was now over.

The advancing German Army trapped the British and French armies on the beaches around Dunkirk. 330,000 men were trapped here and they were a sitting target for the Germans. Admiral Ramsey, based in Dover, formulated Operation Dynamo to get off of the beaches as many men as was possible. The British troops, led by Lord John Gort, were professional soldiers from the British Expeditionary Force; trained men that we could not afford to lose. From May 26th 1940, small ships transferred soldiers to larger ones which then brought them back to a port in southern Britain.

The beach at Dunkirk was on a shallow slope so no large boat could get near to the actual beaches where the men were. Therefore, smaller boats were needed to take on board men who would then be transferred to a larger boat based further off shore. 800 of these legendary "little ships" were used. It is thought that the smallest boat to make the journey across the Channel was the Tamzine - an 18 feet open topped fishing boat now on display at the Imperial War Museum, London.

Churchill never gave up. Either will Bush. WE will fight the fight and win. That I am sure of. (No matter what the MSM or Dems say!)

The Advent season

I love the Advent Season. I'm creating a Jesse Tree so my family and I can read scriptures each day and make a little ornament to hang on the Jesse Tree.
Advent Prayer

As our nights grow longer and our days grow short,
we look on these earthly signs--light and green branches--
and remember God's promise to our world:
Christ, our Light and our Hope, will come.
Listen to the words of Isaiah the prophet:

The people that walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those who lived in a land as dark as death
a light has dawned.
You have increased their joy
and given them gladness;
They rejoice in your presence
as those who rejoice at harvest,
as warriors exult when dividing spoil. Is. 9:1-2

Then all pray:

O God,
we remember the promise of your Son.
As the light from this candle,
may the bless of Christ come upon us,
brightening our way
and guiding us by his truth.
May Christ our Savior bring life
into the darkness of our world,
and to us, as we wait for his coming.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen

Then the first candle is lighted.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Daily Scripture

Jesus said to his disciples:
“There will be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars,
and on earth nations will be in dismay,
perplexed by the roaring of the sea and the waves.
People will die of fright
in anticipation of what is coming upon the world,
for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
And then they will see the Son of Man
coming in a cloud with power and great glory.
But when these signs begin to happen,

stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand.

“Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy
from carousing and drunkenness
and the anxieties of daily life,
and that day catch you by surprise like a trap.
For that day will assault everyone
who lives on the face of the earth.
Be vigilant at all times
and pray that you have the strength
to escape the tribulations that are imminent
and to stand before the Son of Man.”