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Archive for 30 November 2009
Save the SEALs
A serious nation doesn’t prosecute its heroes
In the latest absurdity in the war on terrorism, Petty Officers Matthew McCabe, Jonathan Keefe and Julio Huertas face charges related to the apprehension of Ahmed Hashim Abed, alleged mastermind of the murder and mutilation of four American security contractors in Fallujah, Iraq, in 2004. The “war crime” at issue is a punch in the gut.
Mr. Abed, code named “Objective Amber,” claims he was roughed up when the SEALs nabbed him on Sept. 3, specifically that Petty Officer McCabe punched him in the stomach. Petty Officers Keefe and Huertas are charged with offenses related to the investigation. The facts are as yet unclear – another report was that Petty Officer McCabe gave Mr. Abed a bloody lip – but nothing we have heard yet implies an injury that could not easily have been sustained in the legitimate process of apprehending a known terrorist in wartime conditions.
Mr. Abed is purportedly a dangerous customer who has no problem inflicting gruesome violence. It is painful to recall the security guards’ macabre death scene, during which the blackened, mutilated torsos of Americans were strung up on a box-girder bridge in Fallujah, surrounded by smiling, cheering insurgents. We doubt that the covert mission to apprehend the one responsible for those crimes presented the opportunity for the SEALs to just slap the cuffs on Mr. Abed and read him his rights.
Read the whole column here.
I’ll be perfectly honest. I don’t give a flip if this garbage was black, blue and bleeding buckets. Considering what the pig scrotum did to those men, he’s damn lucky he’s still drawing breath!
A big H/T to The Other McCain for this information:
Lakewood Police Benevolent Fund
PO Box 99579
Lakewood, WA 98499
From the president of the Lakewood Police Independent Guild:
This morning a complete coward and threat upon all of society took the lives of four of my Guild members and your sworn protectors in a cold blooded assassination. As I write this I am numb. We were dealt a nasty blow, good men and women I have had the honor of knowing for years are senselessly gone. There is no way to comprehend it, to validate it, or to make sense of any of it. You cannot understand evil like this, as a community we must form a solid bond against criminals and hold them accountable. I know my members and can say with certainty that as a group we will remain professional and will continue to work to protect those of you we have taken an oath to protect.
When you are saying your nightly prayers, please remember to add a special word for these officers, their families, and ALL law enforcement officers that serve so bravely.
I’m much more inclined to believe the 31,000 as opposed to several thousand who have been ‘cooking the books’!
If you are a reader of really GOOD conservative blogs, you’ll be aware of the loss of one of the good guys, David Hinz of The Minority Report, last Friday morning in a car accident. Arraignments have been made for services in Michigan. The family is asking, in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to help with the financial end of things. We all know that funerals, etc., have become so expensive, sometimes it’s difficult to provide for loved ones. I pray, if at all possible, that my readers will help out with a donation, large or small, at this difficult time for the Hinz family. If you are so inclined, you can also leave a message of condolence here.
Environmentalism should be regarded on the same level with religion “as the only compelling, value-based narrative available to humanity,” according to a paper written two years ago to influence the future strategy of the United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), the world’s would-be environmental watchdog.
Uh….I beg your pardon???? I don’t bloody well think so!
The purpose of the paper, put together after an unpublicized day-long session in Switzerland by some of the world’s top environmental bureaucrats: to argue for a new and unprecedented effort to move environmental concerns to “the center of political and economic decision-making” around the world — and perhaps not coincidentally, expand the influence and reach of UNEP at the tables of world power, as a rule-maker and potential supervisor of the New Environmental Order.
One of the most useless, corrupt, and feckless organizations on the planet wants control of world political decisions? Once again, I don’t bloody well think so!
Read the report here, and read the whole article. The idea that there are so many ignorant people willing to continue to follow along blindly, even though there is a great deal of evidence to prove the farce, is disconcerting, to say the least. I’m not too sure how many Americans are willing to give up their freedom to the “One World” fascists, but they’re going to have to shoot my sagging old ass, because I will NOT submit.
So, Face The Nation’s fill in host, Harry Smith, is worried about the GOP?
CBS devoted half of Sunday’s Face the Nation to the pressing question of “divisions within the Republican Party: Is there room for moderates?”
Not that anyone actually gives a flip what I think, I must toss in my 2 cents.
The GOP started the slow process of committing suicide when the moderates took over. You see, we are mostly a conservative country, with serious conservative values. Little things like, oh say, LIFE, the sanctity of marriage, small government, strong defense, personal responsibility, just to name a few. When the ‘moderates’ started running the show, they became nothing more than Democrats with a different name. THAT is what is killing the GOP. When they snap out of their stupor, return to REAL principles, and take a firm stand, then people like me will return to the fold. Until then, the party can flounder as far as I’m concerned. I’ll be voting my faith and conscience, NOT the Party.
Detectives hunting the killer of four police officers who were shot dead yesterday in a suburban US coffee shop think their suspect may have died from gunshot wounds.
Officers searching for Maurice Clemmons, a 37-year-old convicted criminal, swooped on a house in Seattle early this morning. Witnesses heard explosions, shots and glass breaking as police negotiators urged Clemmons to give himself up.
Ed Troyer, a spokesman for the Pierce county sheriff, later told reporters: “We have determined that in fact he has been shot. He may be deceased from his gunshot wound.”
I just can’t wish him rest. I’ve no doubt he will find none throughout eternity.
Seattle Times has a bit of history.
His criminal history includes at least five felony convictions in Arkansas and at least eight felony charges in Washington. That record also stands out for the number of times Clemmons has been released from custody despite questions about the danger he posed.
I have to ask….what kind of judge keeps releasing someone that has a total of FIVE felony convictions and EIGHT felony charges? Why was this animal even out on the streets? You don’t release trash like this and expect them to become model citizens. There is evil in this world, and this POS is such an example.