Friday, August 29, 2008

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin-McC's Pick for VPOTUS

I am totally flabbergasted. I underestimated McC's ability to jump outside his armored fossil and actually do original thinking. Gov. Palin has been my choice since all this ruckus started but I really thought she had a snowball's chance in hell of coming thru thanks to all the concrete setting up around Republican brains. This is one on me. In her little finger she has more accomplishments than old Toga Joe has or will ever have. I don't want to hear "act of god or no foreign policy experience" either. Before you open your yap you just better be ready to explain just how much "foreign policy experience" Mrs. Thatcher had before she took office.

B.O. "Well Done"

Friday, August 22, 2008

Water flows again in Lahib

Water flows again in Lahib:

Story by Cpl. Chadwick deBree

"1st Lt. Brendan Mahoney, platoon commander, 3rd Platoon, Company G:
“The insurgents (ORCS) stole everything out of the pump house a couple of years ago,” said Mahoney. “They stripped it of all its wires and working parts and used them to make (improvised explosive devices) to use against us. Once the area’s security improved, we requested through our higher headquarters approval to fix it for the local people.”

The road was filled with impact craters from bombs, said Mahoney. Units had found approximately 30 IEDs along the road and were forced to travel around it using a make-shift road on the other side of a nearby canal where farmers raised crops.

“(The main road) was the last stand for the insurgency in the area,” said Mahoney. “The local population and Marines would bypass the road completely and drive through the fields, but now the road is a safe place.”

“We appreciate the efforts of the Marines and the Iraqi Police,” said Sheik Suyhal, a local sheik. “These farm areas, no one could use them because there was no water and people would drive through the fields, but the Marines now gave life to these farms and this area.”

Marines had to build a bridge over the water pump’s pipes to protect them against passing traffic, said Achmed Sulayah, the lead contractor working with the Marines. Thanks in part to local citizens, the entire project took only two weeks to finish. The hiring of locals benefitted the area’s economy as well.
“I hired only people from (Lahib) and no workers from outside the area,” said Sulayah. “I hired them and taught them how to work construction, that way they have another job skill. They worked really hard to get this project done.”
The project is an example of what can be done when Marines, Iraqi Security Forces and local Iraqi leaders work together, said Capt. Mohammed Farhan, an Iraqi Policeman.
“The irrigation system has been broken since the beginning of the war,” Farhan said. “Now that it is getting safer and safer here, we can start piecing back together the area.”
The opening of the water pump and road are one of many projects the Marines of Task Force 2/3 have completed to help with the reconstruction of Iraq.
“These projects are just a taste of what we are able to do to help the Iraqi people,” said Capt. William Matory, commanding officer, Company G, 2nd Bn., 3rd Marines. “The partnership between the Coalition Forces and the Iraqis is at a level that when we work together, we can accomplish anything.”

Thursday, August 14, 2008

The mouse stirred, the cat pounced.

Ralph Peters--cuts thru the BS.

The Russians know that we know this was a setup. But Moscow's Big Lie propagandists still blame Georgia - even as Russian aircraft bomb Georgian homes and Russian troops seize the vital city of Gori in the country's heart. And Russian troops also grabbed the Georgian city of Zugdidi to the west - invading from Abkhazia on a second axis.

Make no mistake: Moscow intends to dismember Georgia.

The first 16 pallets of a $1 million dollars worth of medical supplies, blankets, sleeping bags for the people of Georgia are unloaded by Air Force Staff Sgt. Chris Broegemueller, in Tbilisi, Georgia, today. This is the first effort of many more to come to push the Russki's out of Georgia. Putin seems to have confused the wimps in Europe with Dubya and is confident that no one has the guts to say boo to his take over of Georgia. As Rice repeated to a Russki shill reporter..this is not 1968, buddy. Doubtless, behind this flight will be a brigade of "humanitarian aid" in force. What ever it takes. Let it be done. Forthwith.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here, Who wants to die for Tbilisi?

The right governor himself, VDH, cuts right down to the brass tacks. Keep his salient points in mind, as it will take the rest of your life span for the UN to get anywhere remotely near to understanding, let alone do anything, and you'll likely forget yourself. This is a high stakes pissing contest. This is Putin pissing on the world. Like it?

Military intervention is out of the question. Economic sanctions, given Russia’s oil and Europe’s need for it, are a pipe dream. Diplomatic ostracism and moral stricture won’t even save face.

Instead, Europe — both western and eastern — along with the United States and the concerned former Soviet Republics need to sit down, conference, and plot exactly how these new democracies are to maintain their independence and autonomy in the next decade. Hopefully, they will reach the Franklinesque conclusion that “We must, indeed, all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.”

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bush Gives Putin the don't-make-me-get-up-from-this-chair warning

President Bush Discusses Situation in Georgia
Rose Garden

5:21 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: I just met with my national security team to discuss the situation in Georgia.

I am deeply concerned by reports that Russian troops have moved beyond the zone of conflict, attacked the Georgian town of Gori, and are threatening the Georgia's -- Georgia's capital of Tbilisi. There's evidence that Russian forces may soon begin bombing the civilian airport in the capital city.

If these reports are accurate, these Russian actions would represent a dramatic and brutal escalation of the conflict in Georgia. And these actions would be inconsistent with assurances we have received from Russia that its objectives were limited to restoring the status quo in South Ossetia that existed before fighting began on August the 6th.

It now appears that an effort may be underway to depose Russia's* duly elected government. Russia has invaded a sovereign neighboring state and threatens a democratic government elected by its people. Such an action is unacceptable in the 21st century.

The Georgian government has accepted the elements of a peace agreement that the Russian government previously said it would be willing to accept: an immediate cease-fire, the withdrawal of forces from the zone of conflict, a return to the military status quo as of August 6th, and a commitment to refrain from using force. There are representatives of the European Union and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe currently in Moscow seeking Russia's agreement to this peace plan.

Russia's government must respect Georgia's territorial integrity and sovereignty. The Russian government must reverse the course it appears to be on, and accept this peace agreement as a first step toward resolving this conflict.

Russia's actions this week have raised serious questions about its intentions in Georgia and the region. These actions have substantially damaged Russia's standing in the world. And these actions jeopardize Russians' relations -- Russia's relations with the United States and Europe. It is time for Russia to be true to its word and to act to end this crisis.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

We Hope The Nice Bear Will Not Kill, Maul, or Otherwise Damage Any More Georgians...US Hopes

Caught by cameras playing kissing vu with Putin while Georgia burned Bush can not be all that happy with Putee Putin or what ever his ff name is this week aka Mr."I was able to get a sense of his soul, a man deeply committed to his country and the best interests of his country." . Georgians are not amused with the "help" from the so called number one leader of the free world has offered as Putin runs roughshod over their nation. Guys. You. Are. So. Screwed. Bush only has hopes you will will bore the bear to sleep before the bastard eats you.

"We hope that Russia will declare a ceasefire, as Georgia has already done, and this can be settled diplomatically," re: State Dept. flunkee. Yead right what ever. The stupid bear will be right with you just as soon as he finishes with these Georgia Peaches.

"We need to work together with Russia over a host of important issues, including Iran."O.k. sure. Pack your bags everybody. We are taking the bastion of democracy out on a guilt trip.

Dubya, eating an extra helping of fresh crow dew, has already expressed his sincere condolences with his yada yada "deeply concerned about the situation in Georgia" and that air strikes "far from the zone of conflict in South Ossetia" marked "a dangerous escalation in the crisis" kiddin.

Jim Jeffrey, President Bush's deputy national security adviser, said that White House had told Russia: "If the disproportionate and dangerous escalation on the Russian side continues...this will have a significant long-term impact on U.S.-Russian relations." I bet that's really gonna scarce those kleptomaniacs. It's tough talk like this that keeps Big Nose Charlie and Guido Vanducci in line down in yards. Just last week I heard Big Nose say: " You tell that Rafael that if he doesn't stop encroaching our neighborhood this is going to have a significant long-term impact on the hood's relations." There you go. Bingo. Let it so be written. Let it so be done. What am I telling ya.

Ok. So does any of this bullshit remind anyone of that undergraduate class you took in European History. Anyone. Anyone. Bismarck, for example, fighting over little chicken shit size counties that England, France, or Austria, when push came to shove, really did not want to defend. Previous appointments and all that jazz. Those snooty Europeans can not squat anywhere in their little piece of shit country that does'nt scream out with "LESSONS TO BE LEARNED!" over and over and yet when Georgia wanted to be in the NATO club who but France and Germany just couldn't see it that way. Tut. Tut. Run along and play. Maybe later. Now there's a hoot for you...Napoleon and Bismarck and Adolf. oh yead.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Russki Lt. General Anatoly Khrulyov WIA Leading from the front

Russian state television: Lt. General Anatoly Khrulyov wounded when a column of armoured vehicles of his 58th army was ambushed by Georgian military forces outside the capital of Tskhinvali.

Rock hits the pitcher or the pitcher hits the rock...its going to be bad for the pitcher

The Russki steamroller has grabbed Georgia by the balls and is now prepping to kick them in the ass. The Russian fleet is to make a landing on Georgia beaches. This is not good.

Progress...Three years later

GIVEN THE absolute, obvious failure of the Gaza withdrawal, what is most distressing about the initiative is that three years on, Israeli society has managed not to discuss why it failed or to learn the lessons stemming from its failure. There has been no chastening of the political leaders involved. No heads have rolled. There has been no official inquiry into how decisions regarding the withdrawal were made. Indeed, many of the plan's chief proponents have prospered. Caroline Glick

Friday, August 08, 2008

Green Machine AKA USMC handiwork is Front and Center in Georgia

Georgian military forces are butting heads with Ruski armor and infantry supported by big wing aircraft this week. A U.S. military advisory mission, mostly USMC has been in Georgia for years. Training Georgians in the fine art of combat. Guess we are going to find out this just how much of this training and advisory operation was bullshit. Pedal to the Metal!