Simi Valley Sophist

The Simi Valley Sophist ruminates on all manner of topics from the micro to the macro. SVS travels whatever path strikes his fancy. Encyclopedia Britannica: Sophist "Any of certain Greek lecturers, writers, and teachers in the 5th and 4th centuries BC, most of whom travelled about the Greek-speaking world giving instruction in a wide range of subjects in return ..."

Location: California, United States

Retired: 30years law enforcement-last 20 years Criminal Intelligence Detective.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Train Trestle, Southern California Coast

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Lebanese Bite the Hand that Feeds Them

The Lebanese people allow and facilitate Hezbollah to exist within their country and to stock weapons. And, all the while the United Nations turns a deaf ear and a blind eye to the preparations of Hezbollah. Hezbollah precipitates a conflict with Israel and predictably Israel responds. The United Nations immediately condemns Israel. Everything is on track as expected. Then the angry Lebanese populace attacks the U.N.

In Beirut, a demonstration of hundreds of civilians condemning the massacre Israel carried out and the Arab regimes that stand idly by is being held. The demonstrators, carrying flags of Hizbullah, are attacking UN representatives, are destroying property in the UN building, and are calling out in favor of Hizbullah and its leader.
Makes perfect sense, don’t you think? No? I guess you don’t think like a Middle-Eastern person. There’s the rub; don’t you know?

Saturday, July 29, 2006

World War III Is Incremental-Seattle is the Latest Example

World War III might well have begun in 1983, October 23, 1983, when Islamists blew up the U.S. Marine Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. That incident cost the U.S. 241 servicemen killed and sixty injured. A few seconds later, the French in Beirut lost 58 paratroopers in an identical bombing. Over the following years, there have been numerous attacks on U.S. personnel and interests including our embassies and military. Now we are seeing the attacks on the homeland.

On February 26, 1993, the World Trade Center was bombed at the behest of the Blind Sheik, Omar Abdel-Rahman. That was, of course, ultimately followed by the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center. Each of the bombings was dramatic, but it was not until the 2001 incident that Americans took notice. In fact, the U.S. media and the public scarcely noticed the warning signs that were clearly evident during the trial of the Blind Sheik. The American public was too busy following the O.J. Simpson trial to take notice.

The World Trade Center bombings were large, dramatic, and infrequent. They were the work of organized terrorist cells. There is another terrorist trend in the U.S., and that is the attack by single, or a couple of individuals, also motivated by fanatical Islamism. Examples include, Richard Reid (the attempted shoe bombing), Mir Aimal Kasi for killing CIA employees, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet (Lax El Al shooter), John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo (D.C. snipers), Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar (driving a car into people at UNC-Chapel Hill), Joel Henry Hinrichs III (intended bombing at U of O’s stadium at Norman, Oklahoma), and now Naveed Afzal Haq with the shooting in Seattle.

Whether the attacks are grand or petite, Islam is the one commonality. The Islamic goal is the conversion of the entire world to Islam, by force if necessary. The world is smoldering from the heat of fundamental Islam. A world war is upon us, and the conflagration has begun.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Battle for Arabic Public Opinion

The battle for the emotional support of the Islamic people is a constant concern for Middle-East rulers and terrorists alike. Now it is the Hezbollah which has caught the attention and support of the public. Never mind that it is the actions of the Hezbollah which put the match to this conflagration. Never mind that it is Iran and Syria that supplied Hezbollah with weapons and support. Never mind that it is the impotent United Nations “peace keeping force” in Lebanon that facilitated the stockpiling of weapons and construction of infrastructure by Hezbollah in Southern Lebanon. Never mind that it is Lebanon’s corrupt and weak military that allowed Hezbollah to eclipse its own power. Never mind that it is Lebanon’s government that allowed Hezbollah to be the primary care giver to the public in terms of social support. Never mind that the Lebanon’s people and Arabic rulers initially condemned Hezbollah for its provocative actions. Now that Israel has responded forcefully, suddenly it appears that the regional public opinion is swinging in favor of Hezbollah, and Arabic countries are changing their public tune. See the article linked here.

From an Israeli perspective, what’s new?

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Brits Demonstrate Prudery?

The Americans are in no position to throw stones, but it appears that the Brits are outdoing their cousins across the pond.

Men may be barred from baring their chests - and stomachs - in public under new local laws being considered by town halls.
They would stop men stripping off their shirts in crowded town centres and give powers to police to remove any who defy the cover-up laws.
Go here for the article and a link to photo examples of the offending subjects.

You could conclude from the photos provided that the main target is older men with their “older” bodies. Age discrimination or just body shape discrimination? Of course, there is included one photo of a skinny underdeveloped young man so it is not just the older generation that is targeted. But wait, here’s the explanation given:

"But one of the things that is depressing for anyone going shopping is the numbers of shaven-headed men, mainly in their 30s and 40s, who seem to think people want to see their torsos."
What do you want to bet that along with the shaven heads are tattoos?

All this is very well and good, but what’s with the thong underwear photo? Is it still the upper body that is offending?

I wonder who is offended. Is it the core population and/or perhaps the body phobic Muslims?

Monday, July 24, 2006

Nuclear Armageddon Assured by Fundamental Muslims

Unbridled emotions, expressed in violence, appear to be a trademark with fundamental Muslims. That was the message of my blog, Cartoon Jihad: Symptomatic of an Emotional Culture.

Pakistan, currently our “ally” in the war on terrorism, is a hotbed of fundamental Islam, and Pakistan has the nuclear bomb. Now Pakistan is moving to greatly increase the nuclear stakes by building a large plutonium reactor:

Pakistan has begun building what independent analysts say is a powerful new reactor for producing plutonium, a move that, if verified, would signal a major expansion of the country's nuclear weapons capabilities and a potential new escalation in the region's arms race.

Pakistan is only our friend as long as the current government is in office, which is not the same as saying that the government is “in control.” Then, of course, there is Iran.

The world could continue to exist with previous murderous countries and warlords because their killing was localized. I’m afraid that the U.S., with our very few friends such as Britain and Australia, are not going to be able to solve the Muslim nuclear problem. And, it is very evident that leftist governments of the Western world and the U.N. are worthless on matters of backbone. God is going to have to intercede and help with this one because the world is definitely on the path of self-destruction. What if there is no intercessory god?

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Flight of the Gray Dog

I strapped into the harness seat as the 30's engines roared,Relieved that I was going home, so glad I was aboard.I settled in the web seat, my home for coming hours,And prayed for pending clearance to come from airbase towers;To be aloft and airborne, away from this airdrome,Was all I knew, was all I cared, I wanted to go home.Then turbines roared and shrilly whined, pulling us into the air,And I grinned and smugly told myself that I was almost there.

Alone back here in cargo, cause the officers ride up front,I checked about the cargo space for whatever I might want;Was then I noticed all the crates, strapped down in middle aisle,With stenciled names upon each one in that quiet wooden file.It took my breath, it made me weak, to sudden know the truth,I was sharing my ride home with my country's fallen youth.Yes here I was returning home to my family and my wife;And these brave men were going home with nothing left in life.

I'll tell you now it makes you care more deeply than you know,To sit there in that web seat and feel your feelings grow,That sense that they're your brothers, who now for all is lost,For you and all America, they've paid the final cost.I've never flown a longer flight, and I guess I never will,Sitting there for hours and hours watching all those boxes still;But I'll tell you on that long flight, pride replaced my dread,Of escorting America's bravest, of bringing home her dead.

Written in tribute to the Gray Dog, the man who made the flight, and the fallen warriors who made it with him.

Russ Vaughn

Fasting Like They Fight

From Russ Vaughn:

It is almost comic, nah, hell, it’s hilarious, to watch the Moonbats, led by their batty high priestess, Cindy Sheehan, undertake their new attempt to garner media attention. When I first heard about their planned Troops Home Fast, my immediate reaction was, “Hey, she can stand to lose a little weight and maybe if she lays off the tofu for a while her brain processes will clear up some.”
But now we see that Liberals approach fasting with the same half-assed dedication with which they defend their country. You boldly step up and volunteer to courageously go all out, or rather, without, for a whole twenty-four hours, at the end of which you pass the buck on to some other witless Moonbat while you sit around pigging out on Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked, soaking up the adulation of fellow revolutionaries around the world, smug in your sense of accomplishment, knowing your sacrifice will be hailed by the fifth column media. Boy, don’t you just feel so, like totally satisfied, so connected to all those other brave freedom fighters like Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, ready to take their places up there on the ramparts, in the vanguard of the proletariat, willing to sacrifice all for the downtrodden of the world? Well, OK, for twenty-four hours, anyway.

But there are some truly committed stalwarts in the Moonbat movement: Mother Sheehan is far too dedicated to the socialist revolution, led by her hero, Hugo Chavez, who, by the way, looks like he needs to go on an extended fast, to be diddling around with any of this Hollywood twenty-four hour, rolling fast business. Nope, none of that tentative, toe in the water stuff for the Earth Mother of the Revolution. Why, she’s now on Day Six of her total commitment to world solidarity, denying herself all sustenance until that evil Bush brings the Troops Home Fast; well, all sustenance that is, except an occasional Jamba Juice Smoothie or maybe some coffee with vanilla ice cream in it. Of course, should Mother Sheehan become so weakened from her denial of food to the point that she loses her ability to deliver her thundering rhetoric on the evening news in that adorable, teeny-bopper timbre we’ve all come to know and love, then her Code Pink handlers are standing by with protein-fortified juice drinks or avocado slices to help this brave woman through her ordeal.

And therein lies their problem: Liberals fast like they fight wars; it’s all about good intentions and appearances, all talk and no substance; and it must only be done in such a way that no one suffers real pain or true loss. It’s all about feeling that you are accomplishing something; and when you no longer feel that, perhaps there is some actual pain involved, then it’s time to pull back and put an end to that pain. Hey, how about a Ben & Jerry’s pig-out? That’s what the Democrats and the Moonbats (I know that’s becoming increasingly redundant) are offering the American public, a smoothie, ice-cream future free of the pain of fighting those misunderstood terrorists. Kerry, Murtha, Kennedy and their crowd feel your pain, America, and they know how to keep it at bay: just like liberal fasting, we’ll only fight terror till it starts to hurt then we’ll pull out and pig out on Ben & Jerry’s new flavor created especially for Democrats: DeMinted Delight.
Russ Vaughn

I previously posted on hunger strikes:

I’ve Never Understood the Hunger Strike
Hunger Strike as Asymmetric Warfare

Be A Good Little Muslim Girl, Kill Yourself

There is a video circulating on the Internet wherein the comedian is talking about Islamic terrorists going to heaven and getting their 72 virgins. He then moves to the females. The line goes something like this:

You be a good little girl; you must always wear a burqa; you must always wear a veil; you may not drive a car, vote, sing, dance, play games, listen to music, go to school, have job, or lean to read. You must live a life of absolute humility & celibacy. And, when you go to heaven you will be sex slave for terrorists.
The skit is funny and it is funny because it is based in truth. What the comedian did not include is that if the female violates any of many prohibitions, she will shame the family and the family will kill her. It’s called an honor killing, and it is practiced in many parts of the Islamic world, especially the more rural areas.

Now there is a new twist. Turkey is trying to become a part of the European Union and a condition of membership is getting rid of honor killings. So, Turkey has increased the nominal and perfunctory criminal penalty for an honor killing to a substantial criminal penalty. This has put the offended Muslim family in quite a bind. Now they risk losing two children, the offending female and the son tasked with the killing. Of course, the loss of the female is no bid deal. Fortunately for the adherents of Islamic culture, a new creative way has been found around the dilemma. The killings are arranged to appear as if they are suicides or they are actually induced suicides. Read about it here.

The hand-wringing crowd does not understand how it is possible for a family to kill their daughter for offenses which are often not within her control, like getting raped. The power of religion and cultural practices in this regard is incredible. Understand it: these people are not like us, and they don’t wish to be like us.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Rhyolyte, Death Valley

Middle Eastern Democratic Experiment

Thomas Friedman penned his concerns that the democratic experiment in the Middle East is being hijacked and “going up in smoke.” He could be correct, and it is without a doubt a huge gamble paid for principally with the lives and fortunes of Americans.

It certainly is never going to work in the Arab-Muslim world if the U.S. and Britain are alone in pushing it in Iraq, if Europe dithers on the fence, if the moderate Arabs cannot come together and make a fist, and if Islamist parties are allowed to sit in governments and be treated with respect - while maintaining private armies.

Up until Sept. 11, 2001, Pres. George W. Bush’s principle accomplishment as President was the derailment of Al Gore from becoming President. And, that is no small accomplishment when you consider what a disastrous turn of events that would have been for this country. Here we are in the opening stages of the next world war and Al Gore is yammering about global warming. I wonder what the effects on global warming will be if Islamo-fascists fulfill their desire to burn down Western culture.

The current American agenda in the Middle East is to plant the seeds of democracy, help nurture it to growth and thereby neuter the aspirations of Islamo-fascists. That plan is Pres. George W. Bush’s legacy. It is far more courageous than anything the Democratic Party could ever have imagined.

Will the plan work? At this point no one knows, and Friedman could be correct. But, even if he is correct, the Bush plan is the U.S.’s logical opening gambit in the war that was forced upon us. If we fail in this plan, we will be forced to raise the stakes with more draconian steps. As it looks right now, the only good Islamo-fascist is a dead Islamo-fascist.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

“Courage Not Guilt”

“Courage Not Guilt” is the inscription that Dr. Shelby Steele wrote in my copy of his recently released work, White Guilt. The occasion was a talk and book signing at the Capitola Book Café.

Dr. Steele’s well thought out thesis skewers the liberal/leftist agenda begun with Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society,” which has resulted in doing what slavery and segregation could never do: the development of governmental and institutional systems which encourage the destruction of the black family and the creation of a black underclass. All of this was made possible by the disassociation of whites from the stigma of historical slavery and segregation in order to not feel guilty. The end result is that liberals “do not feel guilty,” but they “act guiltily.” Hence, the term “white guilt.”

Capitola is a small town appending to the city of Santa Cruz and within a leftist sphere of influence no doubt the result of its proximity to the University of California at Santa Cruz. As Dr. Steele could well have articulated, Capitola is snuggled deeply within a white guilt zone.

There were approximately 60 people in attendance to hear Dr. Steele, an articulate and mannerly speaker. Those who engaged in a dialogue with Dr. Steele were also generally articulate and varied in support of, or in opposition to, Dr. Steele’s thesis. There was, however, a general undercurrent of discontent within the room. If the number of people who purchased his book was any indication, approximately 15 in number, Dr. Steele’s assertions were not well received.

As Dr. Steele explained, the “Great Society’s” goals were well intentioned but fatally flawed by what is properly a white supremacist attitude: blacks are not capable of bringing themselves to a competitive level and they must be helped by whites. Dr. Steele said that the programs might have worked if blacks had been required to do anything on their own behalf. But, they were not, and they are not yet today.

Many in the Capitola crowd were undoubtedly uncomfortable with the mirror that Dr. Steele held up for them. They could not accept the fact that it is they who are the racists and not conservatives. Dr. Steele asserted that a great portion of Americans are growing tired of the race lie. Accordingly, Dr. Steele stated that Fox News, which he characterized as a “White Guilt Free Zone,” is highly successful. That got an audible exclamation of disgust from a couple of the members of the crowd. One lady proclaimed, “Not here!”

Courage! Indeed it takes courage to stand up against an elitist crowd of self-righteous advocates of the liberal/leftist racial mantra. But, Dr. Steele had no trouble walking into the den of the leftists. He has been to the Capitola Café previously, and there is no doubt that he knew what his reception was likely to be. He surely knew that most of those in attendance would not accept his thesis from anyone, much less a black man. I can just imagine that some of those leftists are scratching their heads in confusion and muttering how it can be that this black man, to whom so much has been provided by leftist policies, could bite the hand that feeds him. After all, how could he have gotten where he is in life if it were not for the help of white liberals? In fact, after the talk one particularly angry male was overheard questioning whether or not Dr. Steele actually held any scholarly degrees or published any scholarly papers. And, they think that they are not white supremacists!

The problem is that these are intelligent people. They have political power that translates to public policy. Policies that have done much more damage and are far more dangerous than the ignorant white supremacists who march around in white sheets or sporting the Swastika.

San Francisco, Magnet for Political Rot

In my blog “Old Glory Proudly Flown or Not,” I recounted that I would soon be heading on my motorcycle to San Francisco, and that I expected to be within the belly of the beast. The beast, of course, is leftist political persuasion. I specifically “called out,” to use the language of a commenter, the cities of San Francisco, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz. I did not make a blanket statement accusing the general San Francisco Bay environs of being leftist, ungrateful and self-absorbed. Quite the contrary and I don’t need to rehash it here. The curious reader can follow the link to the previous blog.

On previous trips to the Bay area, I noted a general absence of American flags and support the troops stickers, which were in plentiful display in many cities. My previous blog prediction that this trip would be a fairly lonely one pertaining to the display of the American flag was dead-on in Santa Cruz and San Francisco. I did not venture to Berkeley, but I know the area quite well having grown-up in the East SF Bay area and I predict that it would be the same, at least around UC Berkeley.

I did see American flags flown at residences in rural areas south of San Francisco. And, there were lots of American flags for sale in an Aptos hardware store, south of Santa Cruz. Coincidentally, Aptos is the place where the handful of Moonbats celebrated burning the American flag.

I knew that I was getting close to San Francisco when I stopped at Alice’s Restaurant, a well known motorcycle rider stopping point in the coastal mountains south of the city by the bay. Parked at the restaurant was the Ducati motorcycle pictured here. It speaks for itself.

Patriotism is not a conservative versus liberal issue. However, American patriotism definitely is not a hallmark of leftists. And, areas which have a greater number of leftists appear to be the same areas which not only are not demonstrative about showing the flag, but are most likely hostile to the flag.

One correspondent living in San Francisco advised that he delights in wearing an American flag as a lapel pin because it seems to visibly disturb so many people in the “City.” When I pointed out that within San Francisco County/City that approximately 25% of the electorate vote conservatively, he opined that there is a lot of intimidation that is likely acting as an inhibitor to flying the flag.

My American flag was flown from the rear of my motorcycle. I saw only one other vehicle flying an American flag in San Francisco during my 3 day stay. That flag was on the rear of a San Francisco Police Department motorcycle. Thank you SFPD.

Some political observers contend that the leaders of the Democratic Party have abandoned liberalism and crossed over to European leftist positions.

Democratic Sen. Zell Miller stated:

… our nation is being torn apart and made weaker because of the Democrats' manic obsession to bring down our commander in chief.

What has happened to the party I've spent my life working in? I can remember when Democrats believed that it was the duty of America to fight for freedom over tyranny. It was Democratic President Harry Truman who pushed the Red Army out of Iran, who came to the aid of Greece when Communists threatened to
overthrow it, who stared down the Soviet blockade of West Berlin by flying in supplies and saving the city.

But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking, America is the problem, not the solution. They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.
Referring to the Democratic Party again, Miller stated:

It is not their patriotism, it is their judgment that has been so sorely lacking.
I think that Zell is partially wrong on that one. It’s no doubt true for the majority of Democrats, but it is not true for the Democratic Party leftists.

If you don’t think nationally, you can’t possibly be patriotic. The leftists, “citizens of the world,” anarchists, and many foreign nationals are not American patriots. These people do not represent just another point of view. They represent a growing threat to all that is American. In other words, these people have declared war on the United States in one form or another.

San Francisco is a beautiful city rich in history. I enjoy much of the City, but the politics of many of the residents blankets the City like a fog and reeks from the stench of a leftist agenda. The City is a magnet for disgusting political rot.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Old Glory Proudly Flown or Not

American patriotism and flying the flag is quite common in many parts of the U.S. So says an article attributed to Agency France Press:

"Old Glory” as the US flag is affectionately called, can be seen in abundance through the year in the American heartland and the South, and to a lesser extent in cities like New York and Los Angeles.

Abundance is certainly not what I would characteristically describe in Los Angeles. I’m sad to say that my conservative community of Simi Valley, adjacent to LA, runs hot and cold on the subject. I was generally disappointed this Fourth of July with the lack of residential display in the city. But, the Los Angeles area, as liberal as it is, is miles ahead of San Francisco, Berkeley and Santa Cruz. In those locales, patriotism is anathema to their way of life.

South of Santa Cruz, a small group of lost souls gathered to burn the American flag, and in Berkeley a planned event failed to materialize at People’s Park.

About 25 revelers celebrated their freedom of speech and welcomed the Fourth of July on Monday night with the "2nd Annual Old Time American Flag Burn."
Around a burn barrel at Seabright State Beach…

There are rural areas between San Francisco and Santa Cruz which are traditionally truly patriotic. Half Moon Bay comes to mind. But, even that town is subject to gentrification and the artistic influence, which inevitably leads to a more un-patriotic crowd.

I will soon be making an annual pilgrimage to San Francisco, and I will be flying my American flag off the rear of my Harley Davidson motorcycle. I am proud to do so even though there will not be many others like me. There are many good and conservative people in the area and I will be there for a good charity cause, but I will be deep in the belly of the political enemy. It is an enemy that does not care much for America. Ungrateful and self-absorbed explains a lot. I won’t disparage because the excesses of the area are not representative of the country. The AFP article concludes with:

"Global public opinion surveys regularly put Americans at the top of the patriotism index," Galston told AFP. "The US flag is the visible symbol of that strong entiment... Even our national anthem is about the flag."

Monday, July 03, 2006

Thank You Sheep Dogs for our 230th. Birthday—Fourth of July 2006

In his remarks at the 2004 Republican National Convention, Georgia’s Democratic Sen. Zell Miller captured the core truth about who it was that won and who it is that preserves our liberties. Sen. Miller, a life-long Democrat, came to the RNC to stand behind a Republican President running for re-election. That man was President George W. Bush. Miller said:

Never in the history of the world has any soldier sacrificed more for the freedom and liberty of total strangers than the American soldier.
And, our soldiers don't just give freedom abroad, they preserve it for us here at home.

For it has been said so truthfully that it is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.

It is the soldier, not the agitator, who has given us the freedom to protest.
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag, who gives that protester the freedom he abuses to burn that flag.

Sen. Miller knew that President Bush deeply honored our service personnel and is grateful for their service to this country.

No one should dare to even think about being the commander in chief of this country if he doesn't believe with all his heart that our soldiers are liberators abroad and defenders of freedom at home.

That’s something that Sen. Miller knows is lacking in today’s Democratic Party.

But don't waste your breath telling that to the leaders of my party today. In their warped way of thinking, America is the problem, not the solution. They don't believe there is any real danger in the world except that which America brings upon itself through our clumsy and misguided foreign policy.
Thank you to Sen. Miller for his courage, wisdom and gratitude.

Thank you to all the Sheep Dogs, past and present. We owe you so much! And, Happy Birthday.

HT Michelle Malkin for reminding me of Miller’s comments.

Previous blog: Sheepdog Blood Leaves Queasy Stomachs

Fourth of July Not For Citizens of the World

Countless numbers of Americans have died to secure and many will continue to die to guarantee the freedoms enjoyed by Americans. No matter the political persuasion, certainly all Americans can agree on the preceding sentence. But, some Americans don’t honor the sacrifices of other Americans.

If you are an American who calls yourself a “citizen of the world,” your allegiance is not to the United States. You are an American only by virtue of citizenship and not by values. You do not deserve to benefit by the blood and death of other Americans. You will be better appreciated in some other country of your choosing. Start packing. Your ingratitude is not appreciated nor needed here.

Britons Disdain Americans, So Do Some Americans

There is a new British survey which alleges that Britons see the “US as vulgar empire builder.”

Most Britons see America as a cruel, vulgar, arrogant society, riven by class and racism, crime-ridden, obsessed with money and led by an incompetent hypocrite.

American troops are failing either to win "hearts and minds" in Iraq or bring democracy to that country.

More than two-thirds who offered an opinion said America is essentially an imperial power seeking world domination. And 81 per cent of those who took a view said President George W Bush hypocritically championed democracy as a over for the pursuit of American self-interests.

Before Americans get upset about the biased British survey outlook, let’s acknowledge that there are plenty of Americans who feel the same way. Leftist, appeasement, multicultural, spineless politics spans both sides of the Atlantic. It is amazing that such idiocy exists, but it does. There is obviously a goodly number of Britons who don’t agree with the survey. If that were not the case, the British would not be stand-up partners in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Some polls are not worth the paper they are written upon. This is obviously one of them.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Hunger Strike as Asymmetric Warfare

Asymmetric warfare is a viable option when you can not compete on the battlefield in traditional warfare. The hunger strike is one of the few options that detainees at Guantanamo have to inflame world opinion on their behalf and further the cause of Islamo-fascism. The hunger strike is, therefore, a potent form of asymmetric warfare.

Civil-liberties advocates point out that Guantanamo's 460 inmates have few other means to make their voices heard, given that most have been detained for more than four years without even being charged with a crime. Indeed, though the U.S. has condemned the hunger strikers at Gitmo, just last year the White House hailed a hunger-striking Iranian dissident for showing "that he is willing to die for his right to express his opinion."

To counter the hunger strike movement, the U.S. military instituted a now successful program of forced feeding. In essence, there is a “dying is not permitted” policy at Guantanamo.

At Gitmo, however, dead prisoners are something the U.S. military wishes devoutly to avoid. So force-feeding has been standard policy at the camp ever since hunger strikes began in early 2002.

The object of warfare is to obtain your way at the cost of someone else. At Guantanamo, it has become more expedient to make the extra effort and keep the detainee alive rather than allow him to starve to death and score asymmetric warfare points. It is ironic justice to deny the detainee, who wants nothing more than to leave the earthly world, the opportunity of fulfilling his dream of becoming a martyr. For the detainee, it has literally become a hell on earth.

I’ve Never Understood the Hunger Strike

Chance to Rub Elbows with Dirt Bag Bikers

In my blog last December entitled, “Biker War: So You Think It’s Cool to Hang with these Nitwits” I wrote:

It is time for the public to start repudiating the motorcycle-riding miscreants in society. Recognize these people for what they are: a bunch of organized crime individuals who often engage in some rather un-organized crime.

Hollister, CA, is the official site of the annual Fourth of July Run, or at least it was until this year, where multitudes of mainly Harley Davidson riding motorcycle enthusiasts gather for fun and frivolity. The fact that outlaw motorcycle gang members frequent the event and that there is a war between the Hells’ Angels and the Mongols seems irrelevant. Not so for the Hollister city fathers. They opted to not hold the event this year due to cost factors and the liability from the potential violence. The last “big” shootout between the Hells’ Angels and the Mongols was in Laughlin in 2002. There have been smaller skirmishes ever since. Unfortunately for the city and surrounding municipalities, many motorcyclists and vendors are ignoring the cancellation and arriving in Hollister anyway. What may be good for restaurants, bars and hotels is not necessarily healthy for the community.

For those motorcyclists with a need to rub elbows with outlaw motorcycle gang members, here’s another opportunity.

Some articles on the Hollister Run: here, here and here.

Previous blogs on outlaw motorcycle gangs: here, here, and here.

Additional Info: 'It's a dirty, stinking, rotten event,' said San Benito County Sheriff Curtis Hill. 'This year, we have a dirty, stinking, rotten nonevent.'

Burka Babes Reveal True Color of Islamo-Fascism

The 17 Islamic males recently arrested in Toronto for conspiring to attack Canadian targets is only part of the story. It is now revealed that some of their burka wearing wives have been publicly spewing Islamic hate out on the Internet for a number of years.

When it came time to write up the premarital agreement between Zakaria Amara and Nada Farooq, Ms. Farooq briefly considered adding a clause that would allow her to ask for a divorce.
She said that Mr. Amara (now accused of being a leader of the alleged terror plot that led to the arrests of 17 Muslim men early this month) had to aspire to take part in jihad. "[And] if he ever refuses a clear opportunity to leave for jihad, then i want the choice of divorce," she wrote in one of more than 6,000 Internet postings uncovered by The Globe and Mail.

Wives of four of the central figures arrested last month were among the most active on the website, sharing, among other things, their passion for holy war, disgust at virtually every aspect of non-Muslim society and a hatred of Canada.

Hate for Canada? I’ll bet that was a shock to the Canadians. Who would have thought that mild-mannered Canada would not get a pass and that they would be thrown in the same kettle of fish as the “Great Satan” U.S?

Terrorism is traditionally a male game, but females are now getting into the game in a big way. They are now active terrorist participants in Palestine, Syria and Chechnya. It is inevitable that the females will eventually begin to operate in Europe and North America.

It is time to start recognizing Islamo-fascist females for the deadly threat that they will become. And, as Paul Harvey says, “And now you’ve heard the rest of the story.”