I am home on my computer (my secret lover, oy).................yay!
ok, let's look at Iran's new cabinet...................this is important.
The LLL. media wants you to think about other things - like that psychopathic mother Sheehan in Texas. Why does she get so much press? Huh? 1900 fine young delicious America lives sacrificed for our freedom and this "mother" gets full court press? WTF? I don't want to hear...............of course soldiers die. That's what , these brave fine wonderful honorable men and women soldiers do - fight for our freedom. So that the 3,000 innocent American lives lost on 9/11 were not taken in vain.
The LLL mainstream media think they are still dictating what Americans will think. HELLLOOOOOOOOOO. Why blogosphere then?
DO NOT TAKE YOUR EYE OFF THE BALL
Iraq a mistake? HARDLY! The ferocity of the war is proof positive that THIS IS WAR. The attack from Jordan on American and Navel apparatus today is proof positive we are at war.
Remember after 9/11? How FREAKED we were when the next attack would come. REMEMBER?
I do. In New York we were soiling our pants. WORD.
And if you think it's an "accident" that we haven't been hit since YOU ARE IRRATIONAL. Having been in advertising and marketing in a prior life, you can make polls say whatever you want. Bush's ratings at their lowest? LIE.
The American people know we can't withdraw from Iraq. An exit strategy? There is no such thing. We attempting to accomplish something never done before - freeing a people in a region oppressed for centuries. There is no template.
If we pull our troops or give a timetable all hell breaks loose, just what the left wants. Whose side on they are on? Have they, even for moment, considered the consequences if they are wrong?
MEMO TO ANGELINA JOLIE: Wanna really help? Stop the happy horseshit and stop giving money to despotic regimes. Speak out for the African dhimmis being raped and slaughtered. Gving money to Africa is NOT THE ANSWER. It is much tougher than that. It takes a real backbone...................hard to find even harder to act on.
Back t Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism. Hamas, Hezbollah, Syria all back by the Jimmuh Carter supported Islamic Regime. The new cabinet from Jack Wheeler's To the Point (subscribe already!)
A CABINET OF EVIL
By Michael Ledeen
Iranian President Ahmadi Nejad has been busy putting together a cabinet for the Islamic republic. While all real power remains firmly in the clammy hands of Supreme Leader Khamenei, it's worth taking a look at some of the new ministers, if only because it tells us two important things:
(1) The face the regime wishes to show to the world at large, and (2) the policies the regime intends to unleash on the long-suffering Iranian people.
Let's start with the interior minister, Hojatoll-Islam Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi. He was formerly the number-two man in the ministry of intelligence and security — where he was directly in charge of the foreign section (and thus the sorts of foreign operations now running full bore in Iraq and Afghanistan) — and, even more significantly, the man in charge of those matters in the office of the supreme leader.
Pour-Mohammadi comes from a sartorially celebrated family; his father and brother are tailors for leading clergy. Indeed, they prepared the tailoring for both bin Laden and Zawahiri in their recent videos, in which their clothing was distinctively Iranian.
The minister for intelligence and security is Hojjatol-Islam Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ezhei, from Isfahan, where he acquired a reputation as a particularly vicious and barbaric head of the Islamic tribunals which regularly issued brutal sentences.
He has been special prosecutor in the intelligence ministry, where he was also in charge of key personnel decisions, and at present he is judge and prosecutor for the special tribunal of the clergy.
To Mohammed-Hossein Saffar-Harandi of Tehran goes the ironically named ministry of culture and Islamic guidance. In reality, that ministry's key role is to provide cover for external intelligence operations.
For a decade, Saffar-Harandi was the director of the political bureau of the Revolutionary Guards, in which he holds the rank of brigadier general, and for which he was the commander of southern Iran.
The foreign minister is Manoucher Mottaki, whose long diplomatic career (he has been ambassador to both Japan and Turkey, and deputy foreign minister) has included the sensitive role as liaison between the foreign ministry and the revolutionary guards. While he was ambassador to Ankara, numerous Iranian dissidents were murdered and others kidnapped.
And then there is the defense minister, Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, another brigadier general in the Revolutionary Guards, where he has been since its official formation in 1979. As several commentators have pointed out, he was the commander of the RG forces in Lebanon in 1983, when the Marine barracks were blown up by the Guards and Hezbollah. So we owe him one.
The mullahs have torn off their conciliatory mask in order to bare their fangs to us, the Europeans, and the Iranian people.
If we had an Iran strategy worthy of the name, our confused leaders would have pointed out the remarkable interview with the chief nuclear affairs negotiator, Hossein Musavian. It was broadcast on Iranian television August 4th, and made it quite clear that the Iranians deliberately tricked the Europeans into giving the mullahs an extra year to complete a vital part of their nuclear program in Isfahan.
"Thanks to the negotiations with Europe," he bragged, "we gained another year, in which we completed...Isfahan." This was quite a coup, at least in Musavian's humble opinion:
"We suspended (the enrichment program) in Isfahan in October 2004, although we were required to do so in October 2003...Today we are in a position of power: (the program) in Isfahan is complete and UF4 and UF6 gases are being produced. We have a stockpile of products, and...we have managed to convert 36 tons of yellow cake into gas and store it..."
President Chirac? Chancellor Schroeder? Prime Minister Blair? How do you all intend to answer your parliamentary inquiries? You were all gulled by the mullahs (or, to put the darkest light on the matter, willing accomplices).
Meanwhile, the mullahs are killing us. Time Magazine published a long report from Baghdad on August 16, entitled "Inside Iran's Secret War for Iraq," which lays out chapter and verse of the mullahs' longstanding efforts — often coordinated with Assad's Syria — to drive us out of Iraq.
It is the first time I've seen a major publication confirm what I reported months before Operation Iraqi Freedom: planning for the terror war against Coalition forces in Iraq "began before the U.S. invaded."
And Time quotes a "British military intelligence officer about the relative inattention paid to the murderous Iranian activities. 'It's as though we are sleepwalking'."
Instead of devoting hours of prime time coverage to the ravings of a broken mother, our media would do better to ask this administration why, four years after 9/11, it still has no Iran policy.
Perhaps, although one cannot say more than that, we are paying more attention. First came the announcement that American forces in Iraq found a cache of Iranian weapons, and had also captured a truck with shaped explosives entering Iraq from Iran.
Then, talking to journalists on his plane during a South American swing on August 17, Rumsfeld said that U.S. forces have found Iranian weapons in Iraq "on more than one occasion over the past couple of months."
These are straws in a very strong wind, and they will be blown away unless President Bush, Secretaries Rice and Rumsfeld, and Security Adviser Hadley at long last craft a serious policy to bring the terror war to bear on Tehran, as the president should have demanded on 9/12/01.
The list of proven Iranian actions in the terror war against us is a very long one. To take just a few:
In July, Assistant Secretary of State David Welch testified to the House International Relations Committee that "Iranian cadre were training Hizballah fighters in Lebanon," which Representative Tom Lantos quite reasonably found "profoundly disturbing."
Hezbollah is operating in Iraq, and its infamous operational chieftain, Imad Mughniyah, remains at large even though the US Government has put a very high price on his head for decades.
U.S. special forces in Hilla last fall captured documents and photographs of known Iraqi terrorists meeting with Syrian and Iranian intelligence officers in Syria.
The celebrated Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzon publicly stated that, after the liberation of Afghanistan, al Qaeda reconstituted its leadership in Iran, where they convened a strategic summit in November, 2002.
One of the participants was a Syrian named Mustafa Setmariam Nasar, who is now suspected by British authorities of being one of the masterminds of the lethal terrorist attack in London. According to Spanish newspapers, "Intelligence reports from foreign agencies last year placed Nasar in Iran."
The seemingly inescapable fact is that Iran is waging war on us, we are well aware of it, and we are not responding, even though most Iranians are dreaming of the day that the United States supports them against the mullahs.
Hardly a day goes by without anti-regime demonstrations in one Iranian city or another, involving students, workers, intellectuals, and even some very important clergymen. The number of Iranian dissidents on hunger strike is growing. Akbar Ganji hovers between life and death in a hospital in Tehran.
Yet, aside from occasional statements of compassion, there is no hint of action from the Bush administration.
This inaction has recently been buttressed by two fanciful "estimates" from the intelligence community. The first reassuringly forecast that Iran is a good ten years away from nuclear weapons; the second insisted that no revolution is in the Iranian works.
To which the only proper response is a belly laugh.
I'm personally willing to bet the farm against any intel-type willing to take the wager that Iran will have atomic bombs in a period closer to ten days than to ten years.
And the "no revolution in the works" prediction comes from the same people who made the same prediction just before the fall of the Shah and who confidently told Ronald Reagan that the Soviet Empire was here to stay.
President Reagan ignored these deep thinkers, and the Soviet Union is no more. President Bush needs to do the same with the Mullacracy of Iran.
Enough already. Let’s roll.
and no modern day Greek tragedy would be complete without the diabolical flying monkeys at the United Nations weighing in on Iran's [lanned nuclear holocaust;
The UN nuclear
agency has concluded that highly enriched uranium particles found in Iran were
from imported equipment and not from Iran's own activities, diplomats said.
I swear, I couldn't make this stuff up.