Daily Archives: November 30, 2006

Read, Discuss

The Washington Post quotes Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the brains behind the Democrats’ new Senate majority, as saying of Senator [Jim] Webb, “He’s not a typical politician. He really has deep convictions.” Which perhaps reveals less about Webb than about the other 50 Senate Democrats.
Thanks to James Taranto’s Best of the Web for this scrumptious tidbit.

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Better Late Than Never? AP Still Refuses to Denounce Phony Report of Live Burnings of Iraqis Outside of Mosque

MSM at long last takes note here.
Michelle Malkin has been all over this for days.

US reporters say they don’t want to be embedded with US troops because they’re afraid they’ll begin to compromise their objectivity. That they’re willing to concede their objectivity –such as it is–can be compromised is a laudable admission, but what’s sad is instead of being embedded with their countrymen they depend upon stringers with ties to the insurgents to get their “news.”

Here’s one of more notorious examples when CNN took insurgent tape or a sniper and showed it on TV. This while they stay in their hotel rooms and file “their” reports. In other words, our media have thrown in with the Pallywood, Hezbollywood set. Apparently that does not constitute compromising their objectivity.

Here are my previous posts on this:
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2006/08/have-your-bomber-talk-to-my-bomberoh.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2006/08/update-hezbollywood-art-of-staging.html

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City Anti War Resolution Passes 5-0…After Saltzman Shows Up for Meeting. Late. Again.

Portland City Council passes 5-0 resolution to pull troops from Iraq because they don’t like the war. Oh, and we need to pull out because there will be peace. Here’s a copy of the resolution ghost written for Randy by the anti war folks.
We heard person after person testify that, among other things,
*only the poor serve in the military
*our military members are kinda dumb
*that we’re worse than Saddam Hussein’s regime
*that we’re responsible for the insurgency
*that more people are dead because of us
*that the President ‘lied us’ into the war
*recruiters lie
*that GW said Iraq was building nuclear weapons (which belies the whole Bush doctrine, but hey, why let facts get in the way of a good talking point?)
Thanks to Matthew for the following photos for the blog. You’re awesome.

Kid with a tee shirt on his head testifies that recruiters are liars and he’s so glad he wasn’t forced to go into the military. He apparently wasn’t paying attention to the part about it being a volunteer army.

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ABC Goes to Duh.com for it’s Latest "EXCLUSIVE"

EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia

Hezbollah Training Also Linked to Iraq Violence

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.

This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. “There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval,” says a senior official.

Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons. U.S. intelligence believes the weapons have been supplied to Iraq’s growing Shia militias from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is also believed to be training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran.

Evidence is mounting, too, that the most powerful militia in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr’s Mahdi army, is receiving training support from the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah.

Two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to ABC News earlier reports that fighters from the Mahdi army have traveled to Lebanon to receive training from Hezbollah.

While the New York Times reported that as many as 2,000 Iraqi militia fighters had received training in Lebanon, one of the senior officials said he believed the number was “closer to 1,000.” Officials say a much smaller number of Hezbollah fighters have also traveled through Syria and into Iraq to provide training.

U.S. intelligence officials believe the number of Al-Sadr’s Mahdi army now includes 40,000 fighters, making it an especially formidable force.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Read, Discuss

The Washington Post quotes Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York, the brains behind the Democrats’ new Senate majority, as saying of Senator [Jim] Webb, “He’s not a typical politician. He really has deep convictions.” Which perhaps reveals less about Webb than about the other 50 Senate Democrats.
Thanks to James Taranto’s Best of the Web for this scrumptious tidbit.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Better Late Than Never? AP Still Refuses to Denounce Phony Report of Live Burnings of Iraqis Outside of Mosque

MSM at long last takes note here.
Michelle Malkin has been all over this for days.

US reporters say they don’t want to be embedded with US troops because they’re afraid they’ll begin to compromise their objectivity. That they’re willing to concede their objectivity –such as it is–can be compromised is a laudable admission, but what’s sad is instead of being embedded with their countrymen they depend upon stringers with ties to the insurgents to get their “news.”

Here’s one of more notorious examples when CNN took insurgent tape or a sniper and showed it on TV. This while they stay in their hotel rooms and file “their” reports. In other words, our media have thrown in with the Pallywood, Hezbollywood set. Apparently that does not constitute compromising their objectivity.

Here are my previous posts on this:
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2006/08/have-your-bomber-talk-to-my-bomberoh.html
http://victoriataftkpam.blogspot.com/2006/08/update-hezbollywood-art-of-staging.html

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

ABC Goes to Duh.com for it’s Latest "EXCLUSIVE"

EXCLUSIVE: Iranian Weapons Arm Iraqi Militia

Hezbollah Training Also Linked to Iraq Violence

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2006 — U.S. officials say they have found smoking-gun evidence of Iranian support for terrorists in Iraq: brand-new weapons fresh from Iranian factories. According to a senior defense official, coalition forces have recently seized Iranian-made weapons and munitions that bear manufacturing dates in 2006.

This suggests, say the sources, that the material is going directly from Iranian factories to Shia militias, rather than taking a roundabout path through the black market. “There is no way this could be done without (Iranian) government approval,” says a senior official.

Iranian-made munitions found in Iraq include advanced IEDs designed to pierce armor and anti-tank weapons. U.S. intelligence believes the weapons have been supplied to Iraq’s growing Shia militias from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, which is also believed to be training Iraqi militia fighters in Iran.

Evidence is mounting, too, that the most powerful militia in Iraq, Moktada al-Sadr’s Mahdi army, is receiving training support from the Iranian-backed terrorists of Hezbollah.

Two senior U.S. defense officials confirmed to ABC News earlier reports that fighters from the Mahdi army have traveled to Lebanon to receive training from Hezbollah.

While the New York Times reported that as many as 2,000 Iraqi militia fighters had received training in Lebanon, one of the senior officials said he believed the number was “closer to 1,000.” Officials say a much smaller number of Hezbollah fighters have also traveled through Syria and into Iraq to provide training.

U.S. intelligence officials believe the number of Al-Sadr’s Mahdi army now includes 40,000 fighters, making it an especially formidable force.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com