Monday, August 14, 2006
For a long time here at GTB, we have focused on the tsunami of humanity that flows over our southern border from Mexico. Mexicans, by far, are the largest group of illegals inside our borders, and their open agenda of Reconquista has place tax-funded groups like La Raza, MEChA, and LULAC under the microscope. We've also covered the alarming news of the number of Middle Easterners who take full advantage of our unguarded borders to infiltrate our country, paying coyotes tens of thousands of dollars to allow them to blend in with herds of illegals crossing the border. Once inside the country, they disperse and fade away into our society.
Lately, focus has shifted from clandestine border crossings to blatant visa violations as the FBI hunted and captured 11 Egyptian men who entered the country under false pretenses. Such visa violations (including overstaying visa expirations) are not unusual for Middle Easterners, particularly from Pakistan, Yemen, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, etc., but we Americans are rarely aware of them. Chechens are also making concerted efforts to get into the country illegally, despite the generous visa allowances for their country.
Today, I'd like to examine our broken immigration process in the light of the current war in the Middle East. To that end, I'd like you to reference this column by Investor's Business Daily.
Why Borders Matter
Aug 09 06
The war in Lebanon is an object lesson in border protection. Hezbollah secretly beefed up its forces there as Israel lowered its northern guard. Then Hezbollah attacked. We should take note.
Lest Americans think this is "Israel's war," it's worth repeating that it was Hezbollah that bombed the U.S. Embassy and Marine barracks in Lebanon, killing some 250 Americans. Hezbollah also kidnapped Americans Terry Anderson and Beirut CIA Station Chief William Buckley. Buckley died in captivity with nine others. Some of the masterminds are still at large.
Hezbollah (Party of Allah) is not just a faraway threat. Its leaders have infiltrated the U.S. by breaching our own porous borders.
No matter where you stand on the war in the Middle East, it is not safe or prudent for Americans to be vulnerable - on their own soil - to the volatile agenda of sworn enemies of the United States. Our lax immigration system lets potential enemies slip through all the time, and the recent nationwide scramble to find 11 supposedly harmless Egyptians proves that.
With Hezbollah trying to infiltrate America, and teams of suspicious young men entering the U.S. under false pretenses, it's time to put more teeth in the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System that requires young men from the Middle East who arrived after 9-11 to check in with immigration officials during their stays — not kill the program, as some in Washington have proposed.
The IBD article ends with a clear call to action. There is no reason why our national security ought to be compromised on the altar of political correctness. With enemies at our gates, we shouldn’t be forced to swing them wide to prove how kind and inclusive we are. There are already more than enough "tourists", "students", and "temporary residents" from the Middle East inside our borders with nefarious purposes; it's time we clamped down on their access to our people. While the demand for more teeth in the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System is appropriate, perhaps we also need to consider reviewing and revoking the visas of others who we know support Hezbollah, Hamas, or al Qaeda. Those people shouldn't be too hard to find, even for an inept ICE and INS - they are marching in the streets proclaiming their loyalty to our enemies on a daily basis!
This has been a production of the Guard the Borders Blogburst. It was started by Euphoric Reality, and serves to keep immigration issues in the forefront of our minds as we're going about our daily lives and continuing to fight the war on terror. If you are concerned with the trend of illegal immigration facing our country, join our Blogburst! Just send an email with your blog name and url to euphoricrealitynet at gmail dot com.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Lieberman Down, Not Out
Lieberman stayed true to his promise to run as an independent if he lost the primary, announcing his independence during his concession speech. There are many different takes on this issue, some of them are obvious;
First, the Democratic party is cleansing itself of anyone who is in favor of the war in Iraq.
Second, this is a huge victory for the anti-war crowd and Daily Kos.
Third, the Dems are moving further to the left.
So, is this good news or bad news for the Republicans?
Some conservatives see this as a good thing, a strategic advantage for the right. As Democrats move further and further to the far left, moderates will flee to the Republicans. This may be true, but some states and congressional districs will vote Democrat regardless, and this means more extreme left Congressmen and women. Even if the Democrats remain a minority party , it's better if they stay within the realm of the mainstream and out of the parapolitical hocus pocus of the Daily Kos crowd.
The war in Iraq needs the support of our leaders if we are to attain anything that resembles victory, an infusion of far left congressmen would no doubt jeapordize not just the war itself but America's credabilty as a world power. A quick withdrawl will embolden the muhajideen, perhaps even creating a Muslim theocracy in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Neville Chamberlin, Oslo accord style appeasement will mean more death for infidels in the long run and lead to a larger war in the future. The followers of Mohammed, (himself a warlord) will see withdrawl as a sign of weakness, confirmation that the West is corrupt and too cowardly to stand up for it's own principals.
So, conservatives shouldn't celebrate the implosion of the Democrats, it's just one step closer to the mainstreaming of the radical left.
There's also the anti-semitism, Chris Matthews called Lieberman a “schmaltzy ethnic guy”, and here are some examples of left wing bloggers talking about Lieberman (via Michelle Malkin);
• "Ned Lamont and his supporters need to [g]et real busy. Ned needs to beat Lieberman to a pulp in the debate and define what it means to be an AMerican who is NOT beholden to the Israeli Lobby" (by "rim," posted on Huffington Post, July 6, 2006).
• "Joe's on the Senate floor now and he's growing a beard. He has about a weeks growth on his face. . . . I hope he dyes his beard Blood red. It would be so appropriate" (by "ctkeith," posted on Daily Kos, July 11 and 12, 2005).
• On "Lieberman vs. Murtha": "as everybody knows, jews ONLY care about the welfare of other jews; thanks ever so much for reminding everyone of this most salient fact, so that we might better ignore all that jewish propaganda [by Lieberman] about participating in the civil rights movement of the 60s and so on" (by "tomjones," posted on Daily Kos, Dec. 7, 2005).
• "Good men, Daniel Webster and Faust would attest, sell their souls to the Devil. Is selling your soul to a god any worse? Leiberman cannot escape the religious bond he represents. Hell, his wife's name is Haggadah or Muffeletta or Diaspora or something you eat at Passover" (by "gerrylong," posted on the Huffington Post, July 8, 2006).
• "Joe Lieberman is a racist and a religious bigot" (by "greenskeeper," posted on Daily Kos, Dec. 7, 2005).
From the HuffPo comments
Where are all the cockroach Israel can do "NO" wrong trolls?
There the little Israeli arse rimmers are!
By: dapper on July 13, 2006 at 12:33am
Please! No more "news" from this fucking shithole mideast. Let these two filthy races kill each other. There's a whole wide world out there.
By: jabra on July 13, 2006 at 12:44am
This is just a small sample of the hatred spewed towards Jews and Israel.
Cal Thomas calls them Taliban Democrats.
""Lieberman's loss reduces the size of the Democrats' tent to that of a pup tent. The message it sends is that only those who conform to the left-wing fundamentalist worldview will be allowed in. Is that a message Democrats want to take into future campaigns? Do they wish to pervert John F. Kennedy's vision and instead say that the United States will pay no price, bear no burden and go nowhere in the defense of liberty?""
In a word, yes.
Sunday, August 06, 2006
We've Been Warned, Again
A handful of money scams uncovered across the United States in recent years bearing Hezbollah's fingerprints have some experts worried that if orders were given to launch a terror attack against the U.S. the means are in place to do so.
Security officials worry that if Hezbollah does one day decide to strike, it can exploit an already-existing network in this country.
"You often see in these groups that people who deal in finances also have military backgrounds," Chris Hamilton, who was the FBI's unit chief for Palestinian investigations until last year, tells Newsweek. "The fact is, they have the ability [to attack] in the United States."
Read the rest
Relentless: The Struggle for Peace in the Middle East
What's Wrong With This Picture?
Notice how the smoke has formed symetrical patterns? The above link gives even more detailed
critisism , including overlays from a previous photo that remove all doubt that this pic is a photoshop, and a bad one at that.
Smoke billows from burning buildings destroyed during an
overnight Israeli air raid on Beirut’s suburbs August 5, 2006.
Many buildings were flattened during the attack. REUTERS/Adnan Hajj
Michelle Malkin has updates on "Reutergate" The photo in question has been pulled.
Saturday, August 05, 2006
70 years Ago...
...Jesse Owens shocked the world and stuck a huge thorn in the side of Hitler's showcasing of his "Master race" athetes in the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics. The fastest man in the world wasn't a German, but a Black American son of a sharecropper. More than just a sporting event, Owens had thwarted a major propoganda tool for the Nazi's. Owens won four gold medals: 100 meter dash in 10.3 seconds (tying the world record), long jump with a jump of 26' 5 1/4" (Olympic record), 200 meter dash in 20.7 seconds (Olympic record), and 400 meter relay (first leg) in 39.8 seconds (Olympic and world record).
The performance made him both an Olympic hero and a lasting symbol of black pride. In 1976, President Gerald Ford awarded Owens the prestigious Medal of Freedom.
Owens got the name "Jesse" when a teacher misunderstood his initials, J.C.
Jesse Ownes Quotes
The Jesse Owens Foundation
Friday, August 04, 2006
Open Trackback Weekend
PsyOps for Bin Laden
But the 9/11 conspiracy isn’t nearly as lonely as the two previously mentioned kook theories.
A recent national survey of 1,010 adults has discovered that 36% believe that the Federal Government assisted or let the events of that dreadful day occur.
I’ve read the theory’s online, and quickly dismissed them as left wing extremists who hate republicans so much that they would rather believe Bush killed all those people than accept the truth that America has enemies, lot’s of them.
I figured that the number of people who would believe such an outlandish claim was roughly equal to the number of communists in the US. But 36% is a huge number, only a 14 point spread from what is needed to win an election.
Most likely to believe such a theory are young people (18-24) at 57%, Blacks, 67%, those who describe themselves as very liberal, 54% and high school drop outs 55%. A full 16% think that the Feds planted explosives in in the World Trade Center to cause the buildings to collapse. Real X-Files stuff.
The article goes on to say that most of those who accept the conspiracy have come to this conclusion recently, and have tied the war in Iraq as the reason. These people believe their own government murdered 3000 Americans just so they could start a war in the Middle East.
This is an extreme position by any measure, and makes the Vince Foster conspiracy theory look like chicken feed. The liberals have really outdone themselves this time, a record high 34% are “personally more angry” than they used to be.
So why all the widespread hatred?
Sure the war is unpopular, as all wars will become after 3-4 years. But as far as wars go, the War on Terror has been one of America’s minor wars. The 3000 brave men and women who gave their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan are tragic, but the numbers are small compared to Vietnam (50,000), and the reasons for going into Iraq and Afghanistan are much more clear.
WMD’s or no WMD’s, Saddam was a brutal dictator who violated 19 UN resolutions, invaded Kuwait and Iran, committed the genocide of over 100,000 Kurds, and paid the families of suicide bombers, giving him a direct tie to terrorism.
Saddam certainly had WMD’s, and used them against the Kurds and the Iranians. One of Saddam’s Generals, Georges Sada has said that he witnessed the removal of chemical and bio weapons from Iraq during the invasion.
But the facts just get in the way of a good conspiracy.
When George Bush stood atop the rubble of the WTC, he emerged a hero, a man we could count on to do something about terrorism. This was bad news for people who already think Bush stole the first election from Al Gore, Bush's approval ratings soared and the far left were forced to choose between thier President and our enemies.
There's also the anti-semite angle, This poll clearly displaying the desire to blame Israel for 9/11. Here's the series of questions;
Do you think 9/11 may have been a conspiracy of Israel to gain an American support in their politics and financial gains?
...and risk a war with thier only ally, America?
4000 Jews did not show up to work at WTC due to jewish holiday. Do you think this is true?
Just assumption! If Arabs planed to destroy WTC, why they did not do it one day later, to make sure long time enemies will be at work?
9:111 Lo! Allah hath bought from the believers their lives and their wealth because the Garden will be theirs: they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain. It is a promise which is binding on Him in the Torah and the Gospel and the Qur'an. Who fulfilleth His covenant better than Allah ? Rejoice then in your bargain that ye have made, for that is the supreme triumph.
9:111 is 9/11/01
Do you think Arabs know when Jews has holidays?
I think an antisemite has no good English
If Arabs know Jewish holidays they should know that Jews will not go to work on that day. Do you think Arabs would spare Jewish lives (their enemies for thousends of years)?
There was no Jewish holiday on 9/11/01
In this scenerio the Arabs could wait one more day?
There was no Jewish holiday on 9/11/01
Do you think those hijackers could work for Israel without their knowledge?
In your jihadist dreams
If your answer is yes, what they could gain?
72 virgins, right?
Do you agree that Jews are trying to bunkrupt the United States by giving so easy all kind of credits, so people would become a financial slaves and eventually destroy US economy?
A bankrupt US would mean the destruction of Israel
Do you think by destruction of WTC Jewish financial machine would gain...
Do you think Arabs would help Jewish financial machine?
If you think, that Arabs on their own destroyed WTC and now use suicide people in Isreal, what stop them from the same in the US?
This "poll" clearly tries to lead the respondent down a path, and it's clear as to which one. The millenium bomber tried to blow himself up before he was caught at the border, as did the shoe bomber. Gee... I guess Islam is exporting suicide bombers to the US.
Despite Chapel Hill, Seattle, and other cases of Muslim men acting out jihad against America and Canada, much of the nation is ignorant or in deep denial of the fact that the Muslim world is hell bent on the destruction of the West. Until that message is made clear, we are in great danger of losing the "PsyOps" war.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Send them e-mail.
Phone them: 08700 100 222
Textphone: 08700 100 212*
PO Box 1922,
Glasgow G2 3WT
Let's see, terrorism, racisism, homophobia, yeah... that about covers it.
The results were overwhelmingly in fovor of Surgical strikes on Kim's launching pads at 74%, 21% called for regime change, 5% said that it's too late, intervention would start a nuclear war. 0% want to bribe Kim, heh.
This weeks poll, (trumpet fanfare) Are you going to boycott Mel Gibson?
Paris Airports Shut Down Muslim Prayer Rooms
Apparently, France isn't as far gone as one might think.
Police have shut down makeshift Muslim prayer rooms at Paris' two main airports after they came under scrutiny following a far-right politician's allegations that Islamists were compromising security.
Yeah, you'd have to be some kind of fringe kook to think that.
Officials insist there was no threat. But the prayer sites set up by Muslim workers in cloak rooms, depots and other areas at Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports were quietly shuttered. There are three official prayer rooms still open at each airport, just as there are chapels for Christians and synagogues for Jews.
A book published in May by Philippe de Villiers, a presidential hopeful who opposes Muslim immigration, said clandestine prayer rooms honeycombed the corridors beneath airport runways and that Muslims were poised to put the premises under Islamic Sharia law.
Villiers claimed to base his book, "The Mosques of Roissy," on intelligence reports. While many saw the book as a publicity grab, it caused a stir and briefly climbed the best seller list.
The AP article goes on and on about how there's no threat, but there was no mention of the number of highjackings by Muslims as opposed to other groups.
The Border, Sex and Slavery
U.S. agents say they've broken up a multi-state prostitution ring operated by and for illegal aliens.
According to court documents, brothels located in Travis County, Texas, and Oklahoma City, used women from Mexico as well as Central and South American countries to sell sexual acts for fellow unlawful immigrants.
The alleged ringleader, 34-year-old Juan Balderas-Orosco, was ordered held without bail pending a hearing.
"The organization recruits females ... and arranges for them to be smuggled into the United States. The aliens are held in indentured servitude and forced into prostitution," an arrest affidavit said, according to the Austin American-Statesman.
I think it's safe to say this sort of activity is a lot less likely to happen among those processed legally.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards,
email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Senate Saves Mt Soledad
Thanks to Stop the ACLU;
It looks like the battle that should've never started has finally ended.
With a speed and decisiveness that surprised some, the Senate on Tuesday approved a plan to transfer the land beneath the Mount Soledad war memorial to federal control in an effort to avoid a court-ordered removal of the cross that stands there.
The Senate’s unanimous vote sent the cross-transfer plan to President Bush for his expected signature. It creates what some consider an entirely new dynamic in the 17-year effort to save the cross, but which others say is a hopeless attempt to preserve a symbol on city land that courts have said unconstitutionally favors one religion over others.
“Obviously we’re delighted,” said Charles LiMandri, an attorney advising a group of Soledad cross supporters. “I think even the more liberal side of the Democratic party has to recognize that there is widespread, grassroots support for preserving veterans memorials in general, and the Soledad cross in particular.”
Victory for Mt Sloedad Cross
Soledad Cross Gets More Time
Mt Soledad Cross Goes To The Supreme Court
Save The Mt Soledad Cross!
Save The Mt Soledad Cross
It's About Time...
Marine Names Murtha in Defamation Suit
Congressman Discussed Killings Involving Serviceman's Squad in Haditha, Iraq
Attorneys for Frank D. Wuterich, 26, argue in court papers that Murtha tarnished the Marine's reputation by telling news organizations in May that the Marine unit cracked after a roadside bomb killed one of its members and that the troops "killed innocent civilians in cold blood." Murtha also said repeatedly that the incident was covered up.
The suit could have interesting legal ramifications because Wuterich and the other members of his squad have not been charged and have not received any official investigative documentation about the Nov. 19 incident.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Mel Gibson has apologized for his comments made while being arrested for drunk driving.
""There is no excuse, nor should there be any tolerance, for anyone who thinks or expresses any kind of Anti-Semitic remark. I want to apologize specifically to everyone in the Jewish community for the vitriolic and harmful words that I said to a law enforcement officer the night I was arrested on a DUI charge.
I am a public person, and when I say something, either articulated and thought out, or blurted out in a moment of insanity, my words carry weight in the public arena. As a result, I must assume personal responsibility for my words and apologize directly to those who have been hurt and offended by those words.
The tenets of what I profess to believe necessitate that I exercise charity and tolerance as a way of life. Every human being is God’s child, and if I wish to honor my God I have to honor his children. But please know from my heart that I am not an anti-Semite. I am not a bigot. Hatred of any kind goes against my faith.
I’m not just asking for forgiveness. I would like to take it one step further, and meet with leaders in the Jewish community, with whom I can have a one on one discussion to discern the appropriate path for healing.
I have begun an ongoing program of recovery and what I am now realizing is that I cannot do it alone. I am in the process of understanding where those vicious words came from during that drunken display, and I am asking the Jewish community, whom I have personally offended, to help me on my journey through recovery. Again, I am reaching out to the Jewish community for its help. I know there will be many in that community who will want nothing to do with me, and that would be understandable. But I pray that that door is not forever closed.
This is not about a film. Nor is it about artistic license. This is about real life and recognizing the consequences hurtful words can have. It’s about existing in harmony in a world that seems to have gone mad.""
Deadline Hollywood reports that Gibson "was really on the verge of suicide because he felt he was helpless to alcohol and didn't know what to do about it." Now that he's hit bottom, here's hoping that this is the wake up call that Mel needed to recover.
Obsession: What the war on Terror is Really About
Soldier Ride is "a cross-country cycling event to aid in the rehabilitation of the brave men and women who return home with injuries incurred in the current military conflicts abroad. Participation in our cycling events provides these wounded warriors a foundation for the development of a positive self-image and outlook on life, which speeds the rehabilitation and recovery process."
Cpl. Kevin Blanchard is a 23 year old retired Marine who lost his left leg and suffered severe wounds to his right leg in an IED explosion while serving in Iraq. Recently retired from the military, Kevin resides in Arlington, Virginia and will be pursuing a business degree at George Cpl. Kevin Blanchard Washington University this fall. Kevin joined us on the ride from Little Rock to Branson, his second cycling trip with Soldier Ride. "I am very impressed with Kevin's progress," said Steve Nardizzi, Executive Director of Soldier Ride. When Kevin first joined Soldier Ride for a cycling clinic in Florida this winter, his right leg wasn't strong enough for him to use a traditional bicycle. He used a handcycle, a three wheeled bicycle that you pedal with your hands. "It's a testament to Kevin's courage and determination that he was able to transition so quickly to using a traditional bicycle," Nardizzi said. "He was even able to tackle the tough hills through the Ozarks." Kevin attributes his recovery to the excellent medical care he received at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and his participation in rehabilitative events like Soldier Ride. When asked about participating in Soldier Ride again, Kevin replied "I'm hooked ... I'll be doing it as long as you guys do it."
You can support Soldier Ride at the Soldier Ride website and see video of the ride. My hat's off to these guys, I feel lucky to have witnessed Soldier Ride.