Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Fool's Victory

A fragile peace has taken hold over southern Lebanon and northern Israel. More than 1 million refugees are cautiously returning to their homes. Nearly 1,000 people have been slaughtered in the conflict, and damage to property is sure to cost hundreds of millions of dollars to repair.

History will never forget that Hezbollah, backed by Syria and Iran, started this conflict. Hezbollah has played the role of war-mongering pests, while Israel has been the stern victims of Hezbollah's murderous antics. Meanwhhile, the Lebanese people have suffered immensely. They have endured the most casualties, and it is their communities which have been leveled by Israeli artillery.

The goal of Hezbollah and Iran is to wipe Israel off the map. The goal of Israel is to defend itself against the aggression of it's jihadi neighbors, who are hell-bent on terrorizing civilians. Clearly, Israel accomplished their objectives of defending their borders and punishing Hezbollah for the initial attack on Israel.

But who is claiming victory? Said lunatic Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: "Those who said our army is unbreakable and undefeatable (Israel) and (vowed to) create major destruction within 30 days were defeated against the power of the young people. And these young people managed to raise the flags of victory across Lebanon."

Said Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah: "We are today before a strategic, historic victory, without exaggeration. We emerged from the battle with our heads high, and our enemy is the one who is defeated."

Iran and Hezbollah pretend to support Lebanon in their "struggle" against Israel. But the recent conflict has made it clear Ahmadinejad and Nasrallah care nothing for Lebanese civilians if they think 900 dead and widespread destruction in Lebanon constitutes victory. Let's hope the people of Lebanon wake up to the fact that Hezbollah and Iran are cancers, whose presence and influence must be eliminated.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

I Woke Up a Liberal!!

Last night intelligence authorities revealed the terrorist plot to blow up as many as 10 transatlantic flights. Somehow, I woke up a liberal this morning, and had these thoughts:

One of the big tragedies in all this is that those 21 were probably identified with one of those nasty and illegal intelligence programs. I just wonder how many people's civil liberties were trampled upon, just to stop those 10 planes from blowing up? I shudder to think that some innocent people have their phone numbers stored in a government database!!!!! What have we become?

And I think of the poor people getting searched in England and in the USA today. I'm convinced that anybody of Arab descent is getting a longer look, as racial profiling rears its ugly head. Better for a plane to get blown up than for 1 innocent Arab to get profiled. I can only rest better knowing that the airports are probably teeming with ACLU attorneys, making sure that as many whitebread grandmas get searched as do young Arab men.

And who knows how much evidence Scotland Yard really has? You just know they're busy trying to figure out how to keep these guys locked up as long as possible, when in fact none of them were caught with a bomb in their hands. Personally, I won't rest easy until I'm convinced these 21 won't spend 1 day longer in jail than is permissable by law.

Finally, it's pretty clearl these guys were all victims of oppression at the hands of America and its only neocon ally. It's no wonder these guys wanted to make a statement. We MUST find away to make these misunderstood and oppressed people of the world like us!

OK - I'm done. I've recovered those 50 points missing from my IQ, and I'm now back to being a thinking man. Lock up these 21 scummy, murderous vermin and throw away the key. Get serious about profiling Muslims in the west. And whatever we do, do not play nice with states that sponsor terrorism.