Saturday, October 29, 2005

Terror cell 'smuggled missiles into Europe'

"An Islamic terror cell has smuggled two surface-to-air missiles into Europe in a plot to shoot down planes at one of France's main airports, it was claimed yesterday."

French and Algerian extremists with links to al-Qa'eda bought the Russian SA-18 Grouse missiles from Chechens in 2002 and smuggled them via Georgia and Turkey, according to French anti-terror sources quoted in Le Figaro.

Both missiles and several of the extremists are reportedly still at large."

Link: Telegraph : Terror cell 'smuggled missiles into Europe'

Libby Indictment - The bottom line:

Cliff May:
"The public record offers no indication that Mr. Libby or any other official deliberately exposed Ms. Plame to punish her husband, former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV. Rather, Mr. Libby and other officials, including Karl Rove, the White House deputy chief of staff, apparently were seeking to combat the sensational allegations of a critic. They may have believed that Ms. Plame's involvement was an important part of their story of why Mr. Wilson was sent to investigate claims that Iraq sought uranium ore from Niger, and why his subsequent -- and mostly erroneous -- allegations that the administration twisted that small part of the case against Saddam Hussein should not be credited. To criminalize such discussions between officials and reporters would run counter to the public interest."

Link: The Corner @ NRO

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Lynne Stewart appeal denied

She's the fifth column lawyer convicted of aiding her terrorist clients.


Friday, October 21, 2005

Girl gets slapped for messing up dance

Link: Video

Thursday, October 20, 2005


From last night's South Park:

Stan accidentally flooded a town by crashing a boat into a beaver dam. The press estimated the death toll "in the tens of millions, which is significant in this town of 8,000." Furthermore, though some initially blamed the flooding on W, they settled on blaming global warming, which caused everyone to run around in circles screaming, "we didn't listen!!!" Excellent.

Link: The Corner on National Review Online

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Only 60% of Americans said Iraqi Constitution would be approved

Which means that roughly 40% of Americans are generally clueless about what is going on in Iraq. This might be why.

Link: 60% Expect Iraqi People to Approve Constitution

"Emerge unscathed"

There are only two questions for this AP reporter: will Karl Rove be indicted, or will he manage to "emerge unscathed". I guess there's no way he's just, you know, innocent.

"At the end of the day, it's of keen interest to me to see whether or not we can get Karl Rove frog-marched out of the White House in handcuffs," Joseph Wilson said.

"And trust me when I use that name, I measure my words."

Speculation is mounting over whether Rove, known as the mastermind behind Bush's political strategy and election campaigns, will be indicted or emerge unscathed.

Innocent until proven guilty? Bleh, whatever...

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

5th Anniversary of U.S.S. Cole Attack


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

This should be interesting...

"Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a frequent critic of the Bush administration, said Wednesday he is looking forward to sitting down with the American leader at a summit in Argentina next month.

Both leaders plan to attend the Summit of the Americas, and Chavez said he understood they would be seated at the same table.

Link: Chavez Looking Forward to Dinner With Bush


"The people of Belgium have been left reeling by the first adult-only episode of the Smurfs, in which the blue-skinned cartoon characters' village is annihilated by warplanes.

The short but chilling film is the work of Unicef, the United Nations Children's Fund, and is to be broadcast on national television next week as a campaign advertisement."

Link: Unicef bombs the Smurfs in fund-raising campaign for ex-child soldiers

What are the odds?

This guy caught TWO homerun balls in last nights National League playoff game.

"Everyone was congratulating me, patting me on the back," he said. "I had several people say I should buy a lottery ticket or go to Vegas."

Link: Fordee

Sunday, October 09, 2005

"I've seen the future of hockey, and it is soccer."

Says John J. Miller at NRO's The Corner. I hope so. Too bad he's a DC Scum supporter though.

The Corner on National Review Online

Saturday, October 08, 2005

BBC has fond memories of Che

What a lovely eulogy. No mention of the many innocents he murdered. Whoops!

BBC ON THIS DAY 1967: Che Guevara 'shot dead'

Bush approval rating at 48%

Saturday October 08, 2005--Forty-eight percent (48%) of American adults now approve of the way George W. Bush is performing his role as President. That matches the highest level of Approval the President has received in September or October. Still, it remains to be seen whether this increase reflects real improvement or merely statistical noise.

Fifty-one percent (51%) Disapprove.

Rasmussen Reports

Zarqawi justifies killing of civilians

I guess this means he won't be having Michael Moore or George Galloway over for tea.

Iraq's al Qaeda leader Abu Musab Zarqawi said militants were justified under Islam in killing civilians as long as they are infidels, according to a new audiotape attributed to him yesterday.

"Islam does not differentiate between civilians and military, but rather distinguishes between Muslims and infidels," said the man on the tape posted on the Internet, who sounded like Zarqawi.

"Muslim blood must be spared ... but it is permissible to spill infidel blood," said the speaker.

Zarqawi justifies killing of civilians

Friday, October 07, 2005

Vote for the world's top public intellectuals

Prospect Magazine: "Vote for the world's top public intellectuals"

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Iraqi charter gains wide backing

Excellent news:

Recent polling shows widespread support for a new Iraqi constitution to be voted on Oct. 15, even in strongholds of Sunni Arab groups that are fighting to derail the charter.

Iraqi charter gains wide backing

Iraqi troops suffer fatalities nearly twice U.S. rate

Via The Washington Times:

The emerging Iraqi Security Forces have suffered nearly twice the battlefield deaths of American troops, a casualty toll that has convinced U.S. commanders they are building units willing to fight for democracy.
According to figures compiled for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the ISF has recorded 2,603 killed in action, or KIAs, as of last week. That compares with a KIA figure of 1,506 for U.S. troops since the March 2003 invasion to topple dictator Saddam Hussein.

Iraqi troops suffer fatalities nearly twice U.S. rate

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Poll: Most Americans see Britain as our closest ally

Every year at this time Harris Interactive® asks a nationwide cross section of U.S. adults how they feel about a list of countries with a scale varying from "close ally" at one end to "unfriendly and is an enemy" at the other...

Great Britain still holds a very special place among U.S. adults as almost three-quarters (74%) think of them as a close ally. Canada (48%), Australia (44%) and Israel (41%) receive high marks but they are quite distant from those received by Great Britain.

The Harris Poll - Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Israel and Japan Top List of Countries Seen as Our Closest Allies