And they are many. They call themselves Patriots but I question that which they are Patriotic to. CBS News is one of those questionable groups that have questionable if not outright dubious associations with the socialist influences within our own borders.
Given the atrocities performed daily by U.S. soldiers against innocent Iraqi citizens, as well as the lies upon which the Iraq War was sparked, U.S. troops should be withdrawn from Iraq, says The Nation.
And where are these “daily atrocities”? If it is the “Haditha Massacre”, that whole Murtha wet dream is unraveling and unraveling hard. And what are the lies, exactly, other than the emotional twists and turns of opinions held by pathetic mental patients?
The alleged and highly acclaimed and suspect exhaustive investigation by The Nation, of all entities of the Hate America and Blame America First crowds, is incredulously flawed. Where are the substantiations to the claim of “daily” wrong doings? Last I knew, hearsay was and is to be discounted for what it is…doubtful.
To date, on this New Media Blog, I have 155 CENTCOM releases, each of which average 12 stories. CENTCOM reports everything and leaves not a thing out. If there were “daily atrocities” as alleged by the wanting-of-proven-content of the dead-beat rag called The Nation, I would be joining their efforts.
Along with the CENTCOM releases that I post and publish, I have RSS feeds to CENTCOM, DefenseLink (that I also post and publish) and MilNews. All of them publish everything, the good with the bad. One can also tune into Pentagon TV where all sorts of news is available and everyone (with .01 microns worth of brain matter) knows that the Pentagon isn’t always in favor of the military, strange as that may be.
Unlike organizations such as mentioned above, we in The New Media, of which I am proud to associate with, produce facts and figures and provide substantiations to our allegations and claims. Traitorous and seditious groups such as The Nation and their low-intelligence level followers do not and cannot. They rely solely on the uneducated, the emotional and the easily beguiled.
No kidding! LOCK THE DOORS!
Vitter. Did he do bad. Yes he did. Did he “serve his sentence” for it? Yes he did. Fine.
In the media, however, that isn’t good enough. The perpetrator is a Republican and whenever a Democrat does THE SAME THING, it is not reported on most of the time and when it “IS” reported on, it is like it is no big deal. Then, I find this. (partial article)
“…Santora soon reached for the hypocrisy card: “Mr. Vitter, who styled himself as a defender of traditional conservative family values, had been a key advocate of Mr. Giuliani’s in conservative circles both in the Senate and key southern states.”
Last week saw another sex scandal involving another high-level figure in a presidential campaign — that of Democratic Sen. Hillary Clinton. One of her national campaign co-chairs, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, last week admitted to having an affair with Telemundo anchorwoman Mirthala Salinas. Yet the Times July 6 story managed to completely avoid the Clinton connection.
Ironically, Jennifer Steinhauer’s story was headlined “Reporting a Mayor’s Marital Woes, Minus One Significant Detail,” a reference to the anchorwoman who was romantically involved with the mayor even as she read the news of the scandal. But the same headline could be applied to Steinhauer’s own story for leaving off the Clinton campaign connection – and for taking the spotlight off the behavior of a Democratic mayor and Hillary ally…”
The ‘Benchmark’ Excuse
Crocker and Petraeus speak some truths, if Senators are listening.
Thursday, July 12, 2007 12:01 a.m. EDT
Ryan Crocker, the U.S. Ambassador in Iraq, is a 36-year career diplomat who has served under seven administrations in Iran, Syria, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Lebanon and Pakistan. He’s no partisan gunslinger. So it’s worth listening to his views as Congressional Democrats and a growing number of Republicans press for a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq on the excuse that the Iraqi government hasn’t met a set of political “benchmarks.”
“The longer I’m here, the more I’m persuaded that Iraq cannot be analyzed by these kinds of discrete benchmarks,” Mr. Crocker told the New York Times’s John Burns in an interview on Saturday, referring to pending Iraqi legislation on an oil-sharing agreement and a relaxation of de-Baathification laws. “You could not achieve any of them, and still have a situation where arguably the country is moving in the right direction. And conversely, I think you could achieve them all and still not be heading towards stability, security and overall success in Iraq.”
Mr. Crocker’s comments are a useful reminder of the irrelevance–and disingenuousness–of much Washington commentary on Iraq. For proponents of early withdrawal, the “benchmarking” issue has provided a handy excuse to make the Iraqi government rather than al Qaeda the main culprit in the violence engulfing their country. A forthcoming Administration report indicating lagging political progress is certain to be seized on by Congress as it takes up a defense spending bill and debates an amendment ordering troop withdrawals by the fall. A proposal to mandate extended times between deployments (and thus force withdrawal) failed narrowly in the Senate yesterday, though not before winning the support of seven Republicans.
Nobody claims the Iraqi government is a model of democratic perfection, or that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is the second coming of Lincoln. We advised the White House not to lobby against his predecessor. But Mr. Maliki’s government is democratic and more inclusive than most reporting suggests, and it is fighting for its life against an enemy that uses car bombs and suicide bombers as its policy instruments. In an interview this week in the New York Post, General David Petraeus noted that while the performance of the Iraqi Army has been mixed, “their losses in June were three times ours.” To suggest that Iraqis aren’t willing to fight for their freedom is an insult to their families.
General Petraeus also noted that “the level of sectarian deaths in Baghdad in June was the lowest in about a year,” evidence that in this key battlefield the surge is making progress. As a result, al Qaeda is being forced to pick its targets in more remote areas, as it did last week in the village of Amirli near Kirkuk, where more than 100 civilians were murdered. More U.S. troops and the revolt of Sunni tribal leaders against al Qaeda are the most hopeful indicators in many months that the insurgency can be defeated.
But that isn’t going to happen under the timetable now contemplated by Congress. “I can think of few commanders in history who wouldn’t have wanted more troops, more time or more unity among their partners,” General Petraeus told the Post. “However, if I could only have one at this point in Iraq, it would be more time.”
It’s also not going to happen if Congress insists on using troop withdrawals to punish Iraqis for their supposed political delinquency. The central issue is whether the Iraqis can make those decisions without having to fear assassination as the consequence of political compromise. The more insistent Congress becomes about troop withdrawals, the more unlikely political reconciliation in Iraq becomes.
That said, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the issue of reconciliation has become a smokescreen for American politicians who care for their own political fortunes far more than they do about the future of Iraq or the consequences of Iraq’s collapse for U.S. interests in the Middle East. Here again, they could stand to listen to Mr. Crocker.
“You can’t build a whole policy on a fear of a negative, but, boy, you’ve really got to account for it,” he said. “In the States, it’s like we’re in the last half of the third reel of a three-reel movie, and all we have to do is decide we’re done here . . . and we leave the theater and go on to something else. Whereas out here, you’re just getting into the first reel of five reels, and ugly as the first reel has been, the other four and a half are going to be way, way worse.”
Mr. Crocker is referring, of course, to the possibility of far nastier violence if the U.S. departs before Iraqi security forces can maintain order. Some will denounce this as a parade of horribles designed to intimidate Congress, but we also recall some of the same people who predicted that a Communist triumph in Southeast Asia would yield only peace, not the “boat people” and genocide. Those Americans demanding a U.S. retreat in Iraq will be directly responsible for whatever happens next.
“…U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded al Qaeda has rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since just before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, The Associated Press has learned…”
“…A counterterrorism official familiar with a five-page summary of the new government threat assessment called it a stark appraisal that will be discussed at the White House on Thursday as part of a broader meeting on an upcoming National Intelligence Estimate…”
“…The official and others spoke on condition of anonymity because the secret report remains classified…”
“…A conservative watchdog group has issued a report claiming that religious freedom is deteriorating worldwide and that radical Islam is the largest threat to people’s ability to worship according to their beliefs.
The findings by the Center for Religious Freedom were presented on Monday and come in advance of the publication of the book, “Religious Freedom in the World 2007,” to be released next year.
The report cited Burma, Eritrea, Iran, Iraq, the Maldives, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tibet, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as nations with the worst religious freedom records of the 100 countries surveyed…”
AQI is on the run
“…Before the tape was running, I asked Abu Ali why he and the 1920s turned against al Qaeda in Buhriz. Speaking through LT David Wallach, a native Arabic speaker, Abu Ali said that “al Qaeda is an abomination of Islam: cutting off heads, stealing people’s money, kidnapping . . . every type of torture they have done.”
The recent stories of baked children came to mind. I asked if Abu Ali had heard about children being baked. Ali said no, he had not heard such a story, but he would not be surprised if it were true because al Qaeda had done so many crimes, such as cutting off a man’s head, putting it up on a stick and parading it around town.
Ali said people had been afraid in their own homes because of al Qaeda. I asked if he had fought Americans and Ali laughed and said through Wallach, “What kind of question is that?” I chuckled. Unfortunately, we had to go to other meetings, so the time for taping was short. In closing, I asked Abu Ali if there was something he would like to say to Americans. The markets that had been closed under al Qaeda were bustling around us…”
Al Qaeda Cell in the U.S. Or On Its Way, According to New Intel
Senior U.S. intelligence officials tell ABC News new intelligence suggests a small al Qaeda cell is on its way to the United States, or may already be here.
The White House has convened an urgent multi-agency meeting for Thursday afternoon to deal with the new threat.
The FBI is investigating anonymous threats against Goldman Sachs contained in handwritten letters to the investment firm warning that “hundreds will die.”
It’s “logical to watch anything that happens in the UK as a potential precursor to future threats against U.S.,” says Thomas P.M. Barnett and I agree with him completely. We need to always be on watch, ever evaluating our procedures, watching what the terrorists are saying in ‘chatter’, on websites, and in videos.
Canon Andrew White, a senior Anglican priest who works in Baghdad, was talking to an al-Qaeda leader, and he was told “Those who cure you are going to kill you.”
“It was an established fact from Day 1 that al Qaeda was behind this and it was planned by its followers in Great Britain with bin Laden’s blessing,” a senior foreign intelligence source told The Times of London.
UPDATE!! Remember this?
Teams of al Qaeda-trained suicide bombers were dispatched to the United States and Europe from an Afghan camp 10 days ago, ABC News reported last night.
About 300 would-be bombers – including boys as young as 12 – were ordered to carry out attacks in Britain, Canada, Germany and the United States, the report said.
A Pakistani journalist invited to attend the camp took pictures of a Taliban commander congratulating graduates on June 9, ABC News said.
No. The United States has nothing to fear from the members of the religion of peace.
Here we go again with the Double Standards. Michelle Malkin has a piece at RCP and she is asking why the Lame Stream Media isn’t screeching their usual screeching yakkity-yak.
Read the piece and afterwards, send a get-well wish to the Airman.
When Peaceniks Attack, Journalists Snooze
A young Air Force airman is fighting for his life in Camden, N.J. He was shot on Independence Day by a crazed gunman who reportedly had a beef with the military and the U.S. government and “wanted to make a statement” on the Fourth of July. Have you heard about the plight of 22-year-old McGuire Air Force Base loadmaster Jonathan Schrieken? Probably not.
The shooting got no mention in The New York Times — not even a squib in a back section (though the paper did see fit to put the shooting of a 7-year-old girl in Trenton on the front page).
“Turns out the guy left a couple of suicide notes stating how much he hated the military and he wanted to go out making a statement, so he chose to make his statement on Independence Day trying to kill a soldier. We are very worried about our Airman . . . he’s like a son to me. He’s been to Iraq and Afghanistan on our behalf and then gets shot in his own driveway here in the U.S. by an anti-war, anti-American lunatic. This is gut wrenching.”
Now, imagine the scenario flipped: What if a soldier had attempted to murder a peace activist over the holidays in order to “make a statement”? The Times would be holding front-page vigil, and Katie Couric’s brow would be furrowed for a week. The yakkity yaks on “The View” would be clucking their tongues about the culture of violence bred by the military — and who knows what Rosie O’Donnell would be dressing her poor child in to exploit the story on her website.
The above are samples of the whole article but I am sure you get the gist.
What IS it with the Lame Stream Media? What IS their deep, dark, secretive agenda? Why won’t they admit to their biased reporting?
Last August, when one federal judge ruled unconstitutional the monitoring of overseas phone calls with suspected terrorists, the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts all highlighted the defeat for the Bush administration. But on Friday, after an appeals court overturned the earlier decision, ABC and CBS were silent while NBC again distorted the policy as “domestic spying.” Last August 17, ABC’s World News anchor Charles Gibson teased: “A federal judge tells the Bush administration one of its main terror-fighting tools violates the Constitution.” Gibson introduced the story of the “major legal defeat” for the Bush administration and correspondent Martha Raddatz filed a full report in which she described the ruling as a “significant blow” to the administration. While the words “Domestic Surveillance” were displayed on screen, NBC anchor Campbell Brown relayed that the judge “harshly condemned” the program.
Yet, eleven months later, though Gibson anchored Friday night during the holiday week, ABC’s World News skipped the reversal from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals as ABC led with the problem of people defrauding the government of Hurricane Katrina relief money. Neither ABC or CBS caught up on Saturday night.
Humph! Imagine that! Silence of the lambs, as it were.
Nah! There’s no bias in the Lame Stream Media. Not at all. If you believe that, I’ll show you an intelligent troll.
New Vent: NBC’s Emotional Terrorism
posted at 9:04 pm on July 3, 2007 by Bryan
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On May 17, NBC reported a blockbuster exclusive on the superiority of Dragon Skin body armor over Interceptor, the body armor that the US Army issues to soldiers in combat zones. But NBC’s story has a major flaw: It’s wrong about nearly everything.
Received the following from a Patriot in the email:
As most of you know I have been criticizing the main stream media for some time. The main stream media is controlled by left-wing ideologues that refuse to report the truth and/or both sides of every story. The main stream media (MSM) may even have influenced you…and you believed them.
These ideologues will stop at nothing to control the mindset such that it affects the atmosphere of the citizenry and therefore the voting decisions of millions. They report negatively on many aspects that are otherwise positive. A good example of this is how they downplay the economy, yet this economy happens to be the best economy in the history of mankind (Fact, not fiction, you too can study this issue.)
Approximately one-hundred percent of the daily newspapers are controlled by these same people, led,of course, by the New York Times and their subsidiaries (i.e., the Boston Globe).
On the other hand, there is the televised portion of the MSM which constitutes ABC, CBS, NBC, and others. Where do most Americans get their news? Answer: The MSM. In the interest of brevity I leave you with just one small example of how the MSM controls the mindset of the populace…and this may very well include you!
Click on the link below and then scroll down to the video “NBC’s Emotional Terrorism”
and click on “Click To Play”
We know who controls the news media…don’t let the news media control you. Hitler controlled the news media before he took over…so who’s getting ready to take over you? I have the answer, do you?
Another of the left’s strawmen arguments crashes and burns! Just where are all the Constitutional violations the left wants to impeach the CIC ? Hmmm…this particular strawman on the alleged illegal wiretapping just crashed–and burned. The article is at Townhall.com here.
Court Nixes Suit Against Spying Program
A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging President Bush’s domestic spying program, saying the plaintiffs had no standing to sue.
The 2-1 ruling by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel was not on the legality of the surveillance program. But it vacated an order by a lower court in Detroit last Augist that the post-911 warrantless surveillance aimed at uncovering terrorist activity was unconstitutional, violating rights to privacy and free speech and the separation of powers.
The American Civil Liberties Union led the suit on behalf of other groups including lawyers, journalists and scholars it says have been handicapped in doing their jobs by the government monitoring.
The case will be sent back to the U.S. District judge in Michigan for dismissal.