Blogs 4 Brownback

May 28, 2007

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Filed under: Breaking News,Defending America,Terrorism — Sisyphus @ 5:47 am

First of all, the good news on this Memorial Day.  Good news from Iraq:

U.S. forces have freed 42 Iraqi citizens who were kidnapped, held by al Qaeda in Iraq for as long as four months and possibly tortured, a U.S. military spokesman said Sunday.

U.S. forces received a tip on where the hostages were held, said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver.

Iraqis are helping us against Al Qaeda, which is always a good thing. Good news from Spain, too:

Spanish police arrested 14 suspected Islamic terrorists early Monday, mainly around the city of Barcelona, a Spanish anti-terrorism official told CNN.

Many of the suspects are of Pakistani origin and are thought to be involved in the recruiting and training of terrorists to be sent to fight Western forces in Iraq and Afghanistan, the official said.

Eleven of the suspects were arrested in Barcelona and nearby towns in northeastern Spain. Two others were detained in Aranjuez, a town about an hour south of Madrid. The other suspect was arrested in the southern coastal city of Malaga, the official said.

The operation is ongoing, the official said.

Al Qaeda is also on the run in Europe. We’re finally starting to really smoke the scumbags out! Better news on Memorial Day couldn’t be hoped for.

Now, the bad news. Iran is tricking us into negotiating with them again:

U.S. diplomats and their Iranian counterparts met at the residence of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Monday for talks about Iraq’s security, even as other issues threatened to overtake the agenda.

Aide Hasan al-Sneid told CNN that Al-Maliki is calling for dialogue on Iraq between Washington and Tehran, urging them to clear contentious issues between them, with the hope that Monday’s meeting will pave the way for broader talks.

Al-Sneid also said the prime minister will reiterate that Iraq will not be used as a launch pad for terrorism in the region.

But ahead of the talks — the first public and formal meeting between U.S. and Iranian representatives since the United States cut off diplomatic relations 27 years ago — U.S. diplomats insisted that unresolved issues of detained Americans in Iran and the Islamic republic’s nuclear program were not up for discussion.

The Bush Administration is making a mistake here. Nothing should be open for discussion with terrorists. The only thing those people understand is force, and we should give them plenty of that to think about. I’m sure that’s coming once these negotiations break down, though. You really can’t get far playing Neville Chamberlain with people who want to exterminate you.

Finally, the ugly. Chavez is at it again down in Venezuela:

Venezuela’s most-watched television station — and outlet for the political opposition — went off the air after the government refused to renew its broadcast license.

Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), which has been broadcasting for 53 years, was replaced by a state-run station — TVes — on Monday. The new station’s logo began running immediately after RCTV went off the air.

Leading up to the deadline, police on Sunday used water cannons and what appeared to be tear gas to break up thousands of demonstrators protesting the government’s decision to close the country’s most-watched television station.

We should’ve overthrown this Fascist when we had the chance. Hopefully, another will come.

I have to run, now. Enjoy your Memorial Day, fellow patriots! Remember to keep your mouths shut on a patriotic holiday, non-patriots!

22 Comments »

  1. The most patriotic thing you can do is to speak truth to power. Enjoy your cookout while I work on a plan to get us out of the quagmire in Iraq and bring those troops home to their families!

    Comment by rob — May 28, 2007 @ 8:25 am | Reply

  2. Why do you hate America, rob?

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 28, 2007 @ 8:38 am | Reply

  3. This Chavez guy doesn’t seem so bad:

    http://www.welfarewarriors.org/mwv_archive/w07/w07_chavez.htm

    What’s George Bush done for any ordinary people, except get a lot of them killed?

    Comment by Barry Goldwater's Ghost — May 28, 2007 @ 10:35 am | Reply

  4. Sisyphus would like the troops to get shot at forever as long as he is not dodging bullits and IED’s. Why do you hate the troops Sisyphus.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 28, 2007 @ 11:08 am | Reply

  5. USA! USA! USA!

    Comment by DPS — May 28, 2007 @ 11:33 am | Reply

  6. “Sisyphus would like the troops to get shot at forever as long as he is not dodging bullits and IED’s. Why do you hate the troops Sisyphus.”

    I support them, and their mission, infinitely and indefinitely. Much more than can be said for cut-and-runners who’d like to render their entire sacrifice meaningless.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 28, 2007 @ 2:44 pm | Reply

  7. “Much more than can be said for cut-and-runners who’d like to render their entire sacrifice meaningless.”

    Which sacrifice was it again? Just so we’re all on the same page.

    Comment by Curiouser and Curiouser — May 28, 2007 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  8. “Which sacrifice was it again? Just so we’re all on the same page.”

    Giving life and limb in Iraq, protecting America from terrorism and bringing freedom to the Iraqi people.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 28, 2007 @ 5:29 pm | Reply

  9. “freedom to the Iraqi people” does this refer to the overthrowing of a sovereign state’s leader and enforced servitude to the American regime. You are aware that all oil sales are now under American control and the Iraqi puppet government is paid a non-negotiable fee for this oil.

    It sounds an awful lot like the country is under the control of a foreign power rather than being free. Freedom would come if troops left and allowed them to make their own decisions. How would President Brownback work towards a peaceful withdrawl and handover of power to the Iraqi people? Would be even bother?

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 29, 2007 @ 3:29 am | Reply

  10. Obviously I meant “he” in “Would he even bother?”

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 29, 2007 @ 5:12 am | Reply

  11. These Democrats need to learn to keep quiet and show some respect for our brave men and women in uniform. Why we don’t send them all to prison is something I’ll never understand. That’s what they used to do with traitors when I was a little girl. Nowadays, Ethel Rosenberg would get a ticker-tape parade from these jokers.

    Comment by Marcia P. — May 29, 2007 @ 8:24 am | Reply

  12. “How would President Brownback work towards a peaceful withdrawl and handover of power to the Iraqi people?”

    Maybe when they stop trying to blow us up and start acting like a grown-up country? Maybe they could read up on Japan and Germany after WWII.

    Until then, they need to be treated like the squabbling children they are.

    Comment by Donatello — May 29, 2007 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  13. “Maybe when they stop trying to blow us up and start acting like a grown-up country? Maybe they could read up on Japan and Germany after WWII.
    Until then, they need to be treated like the squabbling children they are.”

    Sisyphus makes a good point in a later post.“But sometimes, to help a man’s family out, you have to kill him.”

    I agree wholehatedly with Sisiphus, but you make a good point also. Maybe we should kill the children of Iraq also. Sometimes to free a whole country you have to keep bombing it until it becomes one big parking lot. With the love of Jesus and and the body and blood of Sam Brownback of course.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 29, 2007 @ 5:48 pm | Reply

  14. With the love of Jesus and and the body and blood of Sam Brownback of course.

    or is it the other way around?

    Comment by ec1009 — May 29, 2007 @ 5:51 pm | Reply

  15. I’m glad to see you’ve come around, ec1009.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 29, 2007 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  16. I see. So a peaceful withdrawal will only occur when every last man jack of them heathen middle easterners is dead and buried? Is this right?

    So you’d say that Dubya’s war of terrrr is a crusade then? A holy crusade against the infidel?

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 30, 2007 @ 6:39 am | Reply

  17. Well yeah duh! Are you saying it isn’t? I bet your hoverfrog doesn’t even hover. You Liberal Pansy Liar.

    Comment by ec1009 — May 30, 2007 @ 1:13 pm | Reply

  18. hoverfrog = moonbat = treefrog

    I love this new derogatory term!

    “I see. So a peaceful withdrawal will only occur when every last man jack of them heathen middle easterners is dead and buried? Is this right?”

    Hopefully, most of them will convert to Christianity.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 30, 2007 @ 1:17 pm | Reply

  19. I choose to call myself hoverFrog and you use moonbat and treefrog as deroatory terms. Your grasp of putdowns really needs work. I could explain the etymology of the word hoverFrog for you but it is based on biological classifications and was originally used to explain terms for object inheritance in computer programming. As such I expect you wouldn’t understand it or appreciate it’s subtle nuances. All that Atheist heathen science flaoting around might make you blow a fuse.

    I’m pretty sure invading a country and killing it’s inhabitants is an excellent way of converting indiginous peoples to Christianisty. That’s why 65% of the world is Atheist or Agnostic. Of the rest the majority are Muslim. By my reckoning that makes Christianity a minority group.

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 30, 2007 @ 4:46 pm | Reply

  20. “I could explain the etymology of the word hoverFrog for you but it is based on biological classifications and was originally used to explain terms for object inheritance in computer programming.”

    Alright, that confirms it: hoverfrog is part of the nerd patrol. Keep an eye on your paste, everybody, in case hoverfrog starts feeling peckish.

    Comment by DPS — May 30, 2007 @ 6:22 pm | Reply

  21. “I choose to call myself hoverFrog and you use moonbat and treefrog as deroatory terms. Your grasp of putdowns really needs work. I could explain the etymology of the word hoverFrog for you but it is based on biological classifications and was originally used to explain terms for object inheritance in computer programming. As such I expect you wouldn’t understand it or appreciate it’s subtle nuances. All that Atheist heathen science flaoting around might make you blow a fuse.”

    Spoken like a true treefrog.

    “I’m pretty sure invading a country and killing it’s inhabitants is an excellent way of converting indiginous peoples to Christianisty. That’s why 65% of the world is Atheist or Agnostic. Of the rest the majority are Muslim. By my reckoning that makes Christianity a minority group.”

    I think your demographics are a little off, there. Atheists are, at most, 2% of the world population. Even the Chinese are Christianizing rapidly.

    Comment by Sisyphus — May 30, 2007 @ 7:03 pm | Reply

  22. “hoverfrog is part of the nerd patrol”

    By nerd do you mean well educated and capable of independent thought? Or possible as someone who is able to comprehend complex problems and the minutia of then? Either way: nerd and proud of it.

    You are quite right on the demographics. Only 14% are Atheist or Agnostic. I was unfortunately using recent statistical evidence from my own country.

    Christians 33.03% (of which Roman Catholics 17.33%, Protestants 5.8%, Orthodox 3.42%, Anglicans 1.23%), Muslims 20.12%, Hindus 13.34%, Buddhists 5.89%, Sikhs 0.39%, Jews 0.23%, other religions 12.61%, non-religious 12.03%, atheists 2.36% (2004 est.)

    Comment by hoverfrog — May 31, 2007 @ 2:48 am | Reply


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