Thursday, January 19, 2006

Another Good Call

Looks like that intelligence saying a safe house in Pakistan had some interesting characters inside. From ThreatsWatch (via Instapundit):
  • The final results of from the airstrike in the Pakistani border town of Damadola are now known. In addition to Abu Khabab al-Masri, who was al-Qaeda‚’s chief bomb maker, head of the WMD program, and former terror camp commander, two other al-Qaeda commanders were killed in the strike. ABC News confirms that Khalid Habib [or Khaled al-Harbi] and Abdul Rehman al Magrabi perished in the attack.
Go read the whole article at ThreatsWatch - these were NOT little fish and were definitely not civilians. That makes FIVE major al-Queda figures "neutralized" over the past 5 weeks. Good job all around by our military and intelligence services.

AND HOW ABOUT THAT OSAMA TAPE TODAY? What was it this ass said years ago about strong horse vs. weak horses and people preferring the strong horse? Guess who's looking like the weak horse all of the sudden and is trying to offer a truce? Certain figures throughout history have always called for a "truce" or a "cease fire" while they re-equipped, rearmed, resupplied and rested their forces. This appears to be just that. We're winning and even Osama is seeing it. Now he wants us out of Iraq and Afghanistan and he'll leave us alone. Bullshit.

Keep up the good work Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Halliburton, Neo-con warmongers, oil stealing Texas petroleum consortiums, the US Military and not least of all, the Iraqi and Afghani peoples who are turning the tide against these scumbags.

75 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

im first...go USA!!

1/19/2006 02:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im second.....Big deal.....

1/19/2006 03:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

bush has his hand in your pocket...dont ya feel it?

1/19/2006 03:06:00 PM  
Blogger Rue St. Michel said...

Peace through superior Fire Power.

Ooh-Rah!

I noticed that OBL seemed to soften alittle in his "state of the jihad" address. He was almost pleading for the US to get out of Iraq and Afghanistan. He even offered to "help rebuild" Iraq and Afghanistan once we left. No comments from our "anti-War" lefties??? After hearing for years how we're in a "quagmire" over there, it is nice to know that all the political strife over the war was non-sense. We are winning - despite the handwringing, anti-War, Bush hating, feeble morons.

Now is the time to double our actions over there and wipe them off the face of the planet. OBL needs to get to them 75 virgins - we should do all we can to help him.

1/19/2006 03:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long before the left says its all lies and they should have took these assholes into custody, put them up in a hotel and paid for thier lawyers.

Thanks W. for making our country a safer place and ridding the world of these assholes.

1/19/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous nypd rantisms said...

Great gem signatures from the NYPD RANT:

"Liberalism is the enemy within."

"If you don't know the difference between a copper and a police officer, you'll never be a copper."

"Hey kid! I've spent more time at the urinal than you've got on the job."

1/19/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous old timer said...

scc:

No offense. Could you please post a link to the NYPD RANT. Unlike your site, their posts are much more likely to make me laugh. Too much of the drivel at this site is constant petty bickering or downright boring.

In intelligent discourse, the NYPD is less likely to steep their exchanges in testosterone and insulting one-upmanship. Also, no one makes a juvenile opener to a thread (Hey! I'm first!) like our handful of morons.

I truly believe that some of our anonymous posters are impostors rather than CPD. If I'm wrong, God help us!

Great job on the Auto Zone robbery in 025, guys!

1/19/2006 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now watch turbin durbin,kennedy,and
all the rest of the democratic cry
babies with their "RETREAT IN DEFEAT" attitudes to call for us to pull out now!Bunch a pussies we
got the raghead on the run,and we're putting a HURT on his organization,GOD BLESS our troops for making it happen,GO BUSH,keep kickin ass.

1/19/2006 04:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the "im first thing is funny " it kinda like a scc tradition. just so we keep it clean and fun! sorry we are not as wise as you old timer.....:p

1/19/2006 04:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush and Cheney good job? You got to be kidding me. Instead going after the terrorists we have spent billions of dollars and lost thousands of lives in Iraq. If you think that is a good policy decision you are an idiot. To think that OBL's truce offer is proof that we are making sound policy decisons is insane. Over 4 years ago our country was attacked by this madman, and we have not captured him. Instead, we went to war with a country that had nothing to do with that attack, and now we have over 2 thousand dead, several more thousand injured, and billions of our national treasury wasted. What is sad is that our policy has actually made the war on terror harder. We have created more sympathy for OBL and Al queda in the Muslim world, we now destroyed a country and are now obligated to stay there until we put some of it back together. Bush and Cheney, good job? They said that when we invade Iraq the oil profits would pay for it, we would render safe weapons of mass destruction, and the Iraqis would be treating us like liberators. None of this happened. Their policy not only failed, it is a disaster waiting to happen. The Shia faction which will eventually rule Iraq, is pro Iranian. So our policy is to have our boys figting and dying to have a pro Iranian government in Iraq? Hurray for Bush and Cheney? Get your head our of your ass!!!!

1/19/2006 04:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of NYPD and Durbin, how about this as a union of our honorable members...

We help raise funds to defeat Hillary and they help us raise funds to beat Durbin.

This could be the beginning of a great friendship!

1/19/2006 04:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about giving liberals there own blog away from here!!!....anybody who thinks that Democrats are the solution to anything is an idiot!!!!

1/19/2006 06:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

to: /18/2006 04:08:16 PM you little cry baby bitch you pissed because i got more time and smarter then you. you cunt

Oh My God!! What the hell is the matter with you. We all wear blue and deserve more respect than this, especially when addressing each other on the blog. Even if you disagree with someone, at least be adults about it. Damn!!!!

1/19/2006 06:17:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

To 6;07 poster:

And anyone who thinks Bush is for the working man must be intoxicated. Blood for oil my rriend, blood for oil.

To 4:18 poster:

Yep, I'm the police. Sorry there are a few "true" liberals on the job. Me, "Shady," "little Maclcolm," and...and...and.Okay it's a start!

1/19/2006 06:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Helmet said...

"Leftisbest said...

To 6;07 poster:

And anyone who thinks Bush is for the working man must be intoxicated. Blood for oil my rriend, blood for oil."

As opposed to Clinton who had bankrupted us with so many welfare programs that we'll pay for them long after we're gone? Democrats take from the working man and give it to the priveledged few who refuse to take responsibility for their own lives. Admit it Lefty, the Democrats stand for only one thing. Buying the vote of the poor. Let the middle class working man pay for it all.

1/19/2006 06:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Helmet said...

Leftisbest said

"Yep, I'm the police. Sorry there are a few "true" liberals on the job. Me, "Shady," "little Maclcolm," and...and...and.Okay it's a start!"

Lefty a start would be for you to get on the schizo meds and post under one name! Shady, Lefty, Malcom Y? They're all you. Just use the name ShLeMaY and we'd all understand. Well maybe not understand but ignore you in a less malevolent way.

1/19/2006 06:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"As opposed to Clinton who had bankrupted us with so many welfare programs that we'll pay for them long after we're gone? "

What are you smoking?

We were running a surplus for the first time in God knows how long under Clinton. Now grandchildren and great-grandchildren we'll never meet will be paying off George's Bush's gifts to his wealthy friends, and cursing his name. May Bush rot in hell where he belongs.

1/19/2006 07:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sure sound like a bleeding heart liberal piece of shit!!

1/19/2006 07:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Helmet said...

The surplus was a result of sound economic policy started under Reagan. These programs were continued by GH Bush, Clinton, and now GW Bush. (Why do you think Clinton kept him? Certainly wasn't for his good looks.) Clinton was known for his decent job at foreign policy, not his economics. Give credit where credit is due. Don't give it away to someone who thinks cigars are good for something other than smoking! As far as the run up in the deficit, lay the blame at UBL for getting us pissed of and doing something that should have been done under Clintons watch!

Union membership and welfare took a nose dive under the Clinton administration. To say that the Democrats are good for the working man is absolutely preposterous!

I'm smoking in a squad car in violation of general orders and Ron Huberman.

1/19/2006 07:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought Reagans deficit spending was suppose to cripple us and our grandchildren and their grandchildren would be paying for it. Remember!!! Well liberals will give the credit of reducing the deficit to Clinton but it really was Reagan policies that had finally paid off during the Clinton years. However, the same bullshit talking points keep being bandied about by these suedo intellectual liberals who are blinded by their pure hate for George Bush. Get over it assholes he is the president and maybe you guys will win the next time...but i doubt it.

1/19/2006 07:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Helmet said...

Forgive my previous post. My laptop decide to delete a couple of sentences without my permission.

The one to truly thank for the economy we had was Al GReenspan. (Why do you think CLinton kept him? It certainly wasn't for his good looks.)

1/19/2006 07:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Kevlar Helmet said...

Repeat after me:

George Bush is the President.
George Bush is the President.
George Bush is the President.
George Bush is my President.
George Bush is my President.
George Bush is my President.

Feel better now? I certainly do!

1/19/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton was decent at foreign policy...

What are you smoking. The man was as big a disaster at foreign policy as he was in everrthing else he did. Remember that little incident that happened on 9/11? The fault is being laid right at his door.

He gutted intelligence to appease our foreign friends, he gutted and multiculturalized the military to appease his foreign friends. He gave away the family jewels to China for campaign donations.

Can you name just one accomplishment in the foreign policy arena he was successful at.

Remember the police and firemen who died at the WTC, died because of Bill Clinton. By the time he left the presidency, our foreign policy and intelligence gathering were in a shambles.

Now he wants his wife in the White House.

1/19/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democratic party use to be the party of the working man, now it's the party of the non-working man!

1/19/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

Maricopa County Arizona just put the information on most outstanding warrants on the Sheriff's website. Cook County could do the same...

Details are on my blog.

1/19/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRIMEFILE, you have the face of a serial killer. Can you find another picture of yourself that's easier on the eyes?

1/19/2006 09:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7 minutes of reading to kindergarteners while America was under attack. 7 minutes with his thumb up his ass because he didn't know that being President meant more than just giving away the store to his rich friends. That Goddamn Clinton!! OOpsss. that was Bush.

1/19/2006 09:46:00 PM  
Anonymous madame shaniqua said...

9:43 PM

The reason that some serial murderers are so successful and prolific is because they do NOT "have the face of a serial killer."

"I wish I could quit you, Paul."

1/19/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

"Anonymous said...
CRIMEFILE, you have the face of a serial killer. Can you find another picture of yourself that's easier on the eyes?
1/19/2006 09:43:45 PM"

Hey that's my actor's headshot! I need those serial killer roles! Tell my agent to get my headshot out to those casting directors!

1/19/2006 09:52:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

George W. Bush is MY President.
George W. Bush is MY President.
George W. Bush is MY President.

God Bless George W. Bush and the Republican Party.

1/19/2006 10:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you ever wonder why people consistently misspell the #1 most wanted man??

Usama

The correct spelling USAma bin Laden.......

1/19/2006 10:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey that's my actor's headshot! I need those serial killer roles! Tell my agent to get my headshot out to those casting directors!

1/19/2006 09:52:38 PM

Yes, I believe you. Actually, your not too bad looking. Hope you know I was only joshing, right?

1/19/2006 10:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The tape is b.s.

Usama is dead

1/19/2006 10:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CRIMEFILE you have that Peter Falk look about you too.

1/19/2006 10:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press Writer
26 minutes ago
Good job George!!!


WASHINGTON - The United States has no plans to raise the security threat level because of a new tape of Osama bin Laden saying al-Qaida is planning attacks, counterterrorism officials said Thursday.

...

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/
20060120/ap_on_go_ot/us_al_qaida
_tape

1/19/2006 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, I was listening to zone 1 today does anyone know who is the tough girl on 1623.

1/19/2006 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont know, but why is 1611 3d watch always down getting gas , personals , handwavers. Because shes a DOG!

1/19/2006 10:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the people who didnt hear, toughgirl on 1623 afternoons was calling dispatch sounding like she needed help. Dispatch held the air for her and all she wanted was to run a plate. Of course coppers started busting on her, toughgirl cops an attitude..... relax 1623 toughgirl!!!!!

1/19/2006 10:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could only hope 1623 toughgirl is that hard with attitude regarding the shitheads as she was with co-workers...

1/19/2006 10:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

typical female who doesnt belong on this job

1/19/2006 10:41:00 PM  
Anonymous ShLeMaY said...

Dear Kevlar Headcase-

So GWB is yer PREZNINT? You can HAVE him! (until he gets ch-impeached!) Let's play Q & A to help you "grok" our situation...

Q: What's the biggest difference between "W" and Osama?

A: Osama will actually utter true statements when he speaks !

Q: How many days have passed since "W" hasn't "SMOKED HIM OUT" ?

A: 1,591 days (4 years, 4 months, 8 days, & counting)

Q: How many countries have we attacked that were instrumental in attacking us?

A: One (Afghanistan)

Q: How many soldiers has "our" government admitted have died?

A: 2,222 (and growing) (wounded: 16,420- "evacuated" another 10,000 )

Q: How many years BEFORE 9/11 did Cheney's cabal want to digest IRAQ?

A: 3 years, 7 months, 16 days (his cabal's letter to Clinton is dated January 26, 1998)

Q: How long before Junior Bush and Cheney were selected did they have meetings on how to slice up a "FREE" IRAQ ?

A: Ten days (1st NSC meeting: January 30th, 2001- Bush Jr.'s inauguration: January 20th, 2001)

Q: How long before Bush had a terrorism strategy session re: Osama Bin Laden ?

A: 226 days (or seven months, 14 days- 1st Counterterrorism Security Group Meeting: September 4th, 2001)

Q: How many more days is this buffoon and his duplicitous master scheduled to govern ?

A: 1,096 days or THREE YEARS!

Q: Can we afford to IMPEACH these leeches?

A: WE CAN'T AFFORD NOT TO !

1/19/2006 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard Clarke on "60 Minutes":

...September 12th, 2001:

"The president dragged me into a room with a couple of other people, shut the door, and said, 'I want you to find whether Iraq did this.' Now he never said, 'Make it up.' But the entire conversation left me in absolutely no doubt that George Bush wanted me to come back with a report that said Iraq did this.

"I said, 'Mr. President. We've done this before. We have been looking at this. We looked at it with an open mind. There's no connection.'

"He came back at me and said, "Iraq! Saddam! Find out if there's a connection.' And in a very intimidating way. I mean that we should come back with that answer. We wrote a report."

Clarke continued, "It was a serious look. We got together all the FBI experts, all the CIA experts. We wrote the report. We sent the report out to CIA and found FBI and said, 'Will you sign this report?' They all cleared the report. And we sent it up to the president and it got bounced by the National Security Advisor or Deputy. It got bounced and sent back saying, 'Wrong answer. ... Do it again.'

"I have no idea, to this day, if the president saw it, because after we did it again, it came to the same conclusion. And frankly, I don't think the people around the president show him memos like that. I don't think he sees memos that he doesn't-- wouldn't like the answer."

1/19/2006 10:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excerpts text of Usama bin Laden's message

My message to you is about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to end them... Our situation, thank God, is only getting better and better, while your situation is the opposite.

But I plan to speak about the repeated errors your President Bush has committed in comments on the results of your polls that show that an overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. But he [Bush] has opposed this wish and said that withdrawing troops sends the wrong message to opponents, that it is better to fight them [Bin Laden's followers] on their land than them fighting us [Americans] on our land. I can reply to these errors by saying that war in Iraq is raging with no let-up, and operations in Afghanistan are escalating in our favour, thank God, and Pentagon figures show the number of your dead and wounded is increasing not to mention the massive material losses...

The reality shows that war against America and its allies has not been limited to Iraq as he [Bush] claims ... The proof of that is the explosions you have seen in the capitals of the European nations who are in this aggressive coalition. The delay in similar operations happening in America has not been because of failure to break through your security measures. The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your homes the minute they are through [with preparations]...

We don't mind offering you a long-term truce on fair conditions that we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war. There is no shame in this solution, which prevents the wasting of billions of dollars that have gone to those with influence and merchants of war in America who have supported Bush's election campaign with billions of dollars.

1/19/2006 11:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wouldn't say that OBL is softening, he offered European countries the same type of truce if they pulled out of Iraq and didn't back the US. When they didn't, he bombed London, Morrocco, and they found similar cells in Germany and Italy.

1/19/2006 11:08:00 PM  
Anonymous bush jr.'s math "ridiculous" said...

4 000 Iraqis 'die every month'
19/01/2006 14:40 - (SA)

Madrid - Between 3 000 and 4 000 Iraqis are killed every month, rendering "ridiculous" United States President George W Bush's estimate of about 30 000 civilian casualties since the start of the war, said veteran British journalist Robert Fisk on Wednesday.

The reports said the figures were compiled during several recent trips to the country occupied since March 2003 by US-led forces.

Fisk was promoting his book: The Great War for Civilisation.

Fisk said the casualty rate meant up to 48 000 Iraqis a year were dying in the conflict, "the figure of 30 000 plus is ridiculous", adding that the West didn't care about Iraqi deaths.

Bush quoted the figure in the lead-up to Iraq's general election in December. The White House later made clear that it was not an official government estimate, but was based on media reports.

According to an Arabic-speaking journalist, the Americans were trapped and the only way out was to talk directly to the insurgents, mostly former Iraqi soldiers who had nothing to do with al-Qaeda.

One of the few reporters to interview Osama bin Laden, Fisk said Washington initially supported al-Qaeda's creator in the same way that Saddam Hussein was once backed by the Americans.

He said: "Most of the people we hate we actually created."

1/19/2006 11:12:00 PM  
Anonymous That other failed invasion of Iraq said...

That other failed invasion of Iraq

Crikey's amateur war historian, Martin Hirst, has been browsing in the history books

In a week when two eminent American economists have calculated that the final bill for the costly war in Iraq may well reach $2 trillion dollars, it's instructive to take a look at some history lessons.

Bush critic and much-awarded foreign correspondent for Britain's Independent newspaper, Robert Fisk recently published a 1,300+ page history of conflict in the Middle East called The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East, which should be compulsory reading in the corridors of power this summer.

When it comes to understanding historical precedent there's a famous proverb along the lines of when history repeats, the first time it's tragedy, the second time, farce.

Here are some examples that put the Bush regime's $2,000,000,000,000 folly into perspective.

In the years after World War One, 600,000 British troops occupied Mesopotamia after defeating the retreating Turkish forces. The central war aim was to safeguard British oil interests. In 1917 the British commander, Lieutenant General Maude issued a proclamation that contained the following:

Our military operations have as their objective the defeat of the enemy and the driving of him from these territories…but our armies do not come into your cities and lands as conquerors or enemies, but as liberators…Therefore I am commanded to invite you, through your Nobles and Elders and Representatives, to participate in the management of your civil affairs in collaboration with the Political Representatives of Great Britain…so that you may unite with your kinsmen in the North, East, South and West, in realising the aspirations of your race.
By 1920, the British were facing a rising insurrection and Prime Minister Lloyd George was resisting strident calls for the British to “cut and run” in these words:

Is it not for the benefit of the people of that country that it should be governed so as to enable them to develop this land which has been withered and shrivelled up by oppression. What would happen if we withdrew?

The British blamed foreign fighters, particularly Syrians, for the situation of "anarchy and confusion" in the country and the senior British in-country official, Arnold Wilson wrote that the occupation could not afford "a policy of conciliation of extremists."

The insurgency killed 450 British troops and TE Lawrence estimated the Iraqi dead at around 10,000. However, this did not result in a quick British victory and with the support of Winston Churchill, the Royal Airforce began a bombing campaign against insurgent strongholds. In a letter to the Chief of Air Staff, Churchill supported the use of chemical weapons:

You should certainly proceed with the experimental work on gas bombs, especially mustard gas, which would inflict punishment upon recalcitrant natives without inflicting grave injury upon them.

Squadron Leader Arthur Harris, led the bombing campaign, and later told his biographer that it had been successful:

They know what real bombing means, in casualties and damage; they know that within 45 minutes a full-sized village can be practically wiped out and a third of its inhabitants killed or injured.

The British brought in a puppet ruler to be "King" of Mesopotamia, the Hashemite Feisal, the son of Sherif Hussein. On 11 July 1922 the new foreign "King" won a magnificent 96% of the popular vote. As a Sunni from the Gulf States, Feisal was hated by Mesopotamia's majority Shi'ite population. As Robert Fisk wryly notes after recounting this bloody history:

Henceforth, Mesopotamia would be known as Iraq, but its creation brought neither peace nor happiness to its people. An Anglo-Iraqi treaty guaranteeing the special interests of Britain was signed in the face of nationalist opposition.

Fisk notes that the bodies of British war dead were not repatriated to England, but were buried in the North Wall cemetery in Baghdad. The British government said this was because the bodies would have decomposed in the heat during the long (un-refrigerated) sea voyage back to England; it was also far cheaper to bury them in Iraq.

Fisk doesn't record if the families of the dead British soldiers received any compensation, but the American study of the costs of the current war estimates that the US military pays out around $500,000 for each dead soldier. However, the authors note that standard government estimates of the lifetime economic cost of a military death are around $6 million. The true cost of the imperial adventurism of the Coalition of the Willing may never be known, but the American study makes an interesting point:

Another cost to the economy comes from the fact that 40% of [American] troops are taken from National Guard and Reserve units. These troops often earn lower wages than in their civilian jobs. Finally, there are the macro-economic costs, such as the effect of higher oil prices – partly a result of the instability in Iraq.
We conclude that the [US] economy would have been much stronger if we had invested the money in the United States instead of in Iraq…enough money to fix Social Security for the next 75 years twice over.

History tells us that Britain was unable to hold on to its empire in the Middle East in the long run and perhaps would have been better off investing in new industry at home, rather than in the "Great Game," which is what the pursuit of Iraqi oil was known as 90 years ago. The American government and military leaders seem not to have learned much from the British experience, except perhaps that the use of overwhelming air power against targets in civilian areas would frighten and enrage the local populace. It is instructive to ponder the advice that TE Lawrence gave in a letter to the London Observer in 1920:

Bombing the houses is a patchy way of getting the women and children, and our infantry always incur losses in shooting down the Arab men. By gas attacks the whole population of offending districts would be wiped out neatly.

Fisk thinks the legendary Lawrence of Arabia was being sarcastic and "even humorous" in these remarks. In the present circumstances it would be scary to think otherwise.

1/19/2006 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All those people died on 9/11 with the help of Jamie Gorlick and her "wall", forbidding information sharing between intelligence agencies. And she had the gall to sit on the 9/11 commission and grill people while she knew all along it was partly her fault.

1/19/2006 11:17:00 PM  
Anonymous zer0 repug accountability said...

Philip D. Zelikow is Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, otherwise known as the 9-11 Commission.

There's a raft of evidence to suggest that Zelikow has personal, professional and political reasons not to see the commission hold Rice and other Bush officials accountable for pre-9/11 failings, and may be the de facto swing vote for Republicans on the panel.[1] Here are just a few of them:

He and Rice worked closely together in the first Bush White House as aides to former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft. Zelikow was director of European security affairs, and Rice was senior director of Soviet and East European affairs, as well as special assistant to the president. Rice reportedly hired Zelikow. Both started in 1989 and left in 1991.

A few years after leaving the White House, Zelikow and Rice wrote a book together called, "Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft."

The two associated again when Zelikow directed the Aspen Strategy Group [2], a foreign-policy strategy body co-chaired by Rice's mentor Scowcroft. Rice, along with Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz, were members.

Zelikow also directed the Markle Foundation's Task Force on National Security in the Information Age [3]under co-chairman James Barksdale, a Bush adviser and major Bush-Cheney donor. A 9/11 commissioner, Republican Sen. Slade Gorton, also served with Zelikow on the task force. (Interestingly, the pair serves together on yet another panel - The National Commission on Federal Election Reform - with Gorton acting as vice-chairman and Zelikow as executive director.)

After the 2000 election, Zelikow and Rice were reunited when George W. Bush named him to his transition team for the National Security Council. Rice reportedly asked Zelikow to help organize the NSC under the Scowcroft model, which was insular and steeped in Cold War worldview.

Former White House terrorism czar Richard Clarke says he briefed not only Rice and Hadley, but also Zelikow about the growing al-Qaida threat during the transition period. Zelikow sat in on the briefings, he says.

A month after the 9/11 al-Qaida attacks, President Bush appointed Zelikow to the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, which is chaired by Scowcroft.

Zelikow's regular job, the one he'll return to after the commission releases it final report in late July, is director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. The center is dedicated to the study of the presidency, and maintains contact with the Bush White House, which fought the creation of the commission.

Kristen Breitweiser, a 9/11 widow, insists Zelikow has a "clear conflict of interest." And she suspects he is in touch with Bush's political adviser, Rove, which she says would explain why the White House granted him, along with just one other commission official, the greatest access to the intelligence briefing Bush got a month before the 9/11 suicide hijackings.

1/19/2006 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two page article about the direction of the economy from Wired Mag. Guy's predicting dow to jump to 43,000 and nasdq to 13,000 by 2010.

Econ boom

1/19/2006 11:36:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Post links please - there are copyright issues involved

1/19/2006 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Full Text of Bin Laden Tape said...

Full Text of Bin Laden Tape

By The Associated Press

01/19/06 "ICH" -- -- The following is the full text of a new audiotape from al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. Parts of the tape were aired on Al-Jazeera television, which published the entire version on its Web site. The text was translated from the Arabic by The Associated Press.

Bin Laden appears to be addressing the American people:

My message to you is about the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and how to end them. I did not intend to speak to you about this because this issue has already been decided. Only metal breaks metal, and our situation, thank God, is only getting better and better, while your situation is the opposite of that.

But I plan to speak about the repeated errors your President Bush has committed in comments on the results of your polls that show an overwhelming majority of you want the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq. But he (Bush) has opposed this wish and said that withdrawing troops sends the wrong message to opponents, that it is better to fight them (bin Laden's followers) on their land than their fighting us (Americans) on our land.

I can reply to these errors by saying that war in Iraq is raging with no let-up, and operations in Afghanistan are escalating in our favor, thank God, and Pentagon figures show the number of your dead and wounded is increasing not to mention the massive material losses, the destruction of the soldiers' morale there and the rise in cases of suicide among them. So you can imagine the state of psychological breakdown that afflicts a soldier as he gathers the remains of his colleagues after they stepped on land mines that tore them apart. After this situation the soldier is caught between two hard options. He either refuses to leave his military camp on patrols and is therefore dogged by ruthless punishments enacted by the Vietnam Butcher (U.S. army) or he gets destroyed by the mines. This puts him under psychological pressure, fear and humiliation while his nation is ignorant of that (what is going on). The soldier has no solution except to commit suicide. That is a strong message to you, written by his soul, blood and pain, to save what can be saved from this hell. The solution is in your hands if you care about them (the soldiers).

The news of our brother mujahideen (holy warriors) is different from what the Pentagon publishes. They (the news of mujahideen) and what the media report is the truth of what is happening on the ground. And what deepens the doubt over the White House's information is the fact that it targets the media reporting the truth from the ground. And it has appeared lately, supported by documents, that the butcher of freedom in the world (Bush) had decided to bomb the headquarters of the Al-Jazeera in Qatar after bombing its offices in Kabul and Baghdad.

On another issue, jihad (holy war) is ongoing, thank God, despite all the oppressive measures adopted by the U.S Army and its agents (which is) to a point where there is no difference between this criminality and Saddam's criminality, as it has reached the degree of raping women and taking them as hostages instead of their husbands.

As for torturing men, they have used burning chemical acids and drills on their joints. And when they give up on (interrogating) them, they sometimes use the drills on their heads until they die. Read, if you will, the reports of the horrors in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo prisons.

And I say that, despite all the barbaric methods, they have not broken the fierceness of the resistance. The mujahideen, thank God, are increasing in number and strength - so much so that reports point to the ultimate failure and defeat of the unlucky quartet of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz. Declaring this defeat is just a matter of time, depending partly on how much the American people know of the size of this tragedy. The sensible people realize that Bush does not have a plan to make his alleged victory in Iraq come true.

And if you compare the small number of dead on the day that Bush announced the end of major operations in that fake, ridiculous show aboard the aircraft carrier with the tenfold number of dead and wounded who were killed in the smaller operations, you would know the truth of what I say. This is that Bush and his administration do not have the will or the ability to get out of Iraq for their own private, suspect reasons.

And so to return to the issue, I say that results of polls please those who are sensible, and Bush's opposition to them is a mistake. The reality shows that the war against America and its allies has not been limited to Iraq as he (Bush) claims. Iraq has become a point of attraction and restorer of (our) energies. At the same time, the mujahideen (holy warriors), with God's grace, have managed repeatedly to penetrate all security measures adopted by the unjust allied countries. The proof of that is the explosions you have seen in the capitals of the European nations who are in this aggressive coalition. The delay in similar operations happening in America has not been because of failure to break through your security measures. The operations are under preparation and you will see them in your homes the minute they are through (with preparations), with God's permission.

Based on what has been said, this shows the errors of Bush's statement - the one that slipped from him - which is at the heart of polls calling for withdrawing the troops. It is better that we (Americans) don't fight Muslims on their lands and that they don't fight us on ours.

We don't mind offering you a long-term truce on fair conditions that we adhere to. We are a nation that God has forbidden to lie and cheat. So both sides can enjoy security and stability under this truce so we can build Iraq and Afghanistan, which have been destroyed in this war. There is no shame in this solution, which prevents the wasting of billions of dollars that have gone to those with influence and merchants of war in America who have supported Bush's election campaign with billions of dollars - which lets us understand the insistence by Bush and his gang to carry on with war.

If you (Americans) are sincere in your desire for peace and security, we have answered you. And if Bush decides to carry on with his lies and oppression, then it would be useful for you to read the book "Rogue State," which states in its introduction: "If I were president, I would stop the attacks on the United States: First I would give an apology to all the widows and orphans and those who were tortured. Then I would announce that American interference in the nations of the world has ended once and for all."

Finally, I say that war will go either in our favor or yours. If it is the former, it means your loss and your shame forever, and it is headed in this course. If it is the latter, read history! We are people who do not stand for injustice and we will seek revenge all our lives. The nights and days will not pass without us taking vengeance like on Sept. 11, God permitting. Your minds will be troubled and your lives embittered. As for us, we have nothing to lose. A swimmer in the ocean does not fear the rain. You have occupied our lands, offended our honor and dignity and let out our blood and stolen our money and destroyed our houses and played with our security and we will give you the same treatment.

You have tried to prevent us from leading a dignified life, but you will not be able to prevent us from a dignified death. Failing to carry out jihad, which is called for in our religion, is a sin. The best death to us is under the shadows of swords. Don't let your strength and modern arms fool you. They win a few battles but lose the war. Patience and steadfastness are much better. We were patient in fighting the Soviet Union with simple weapons for 10 years and we bled their economy and now they are nothing.

In that there is a lesson for you.

1/19/2006 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous apologia said...

sorry 2nd City C- e-deluge done! ;-)

1/19/2006 11:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how about, if necessary, we turn Iran into a parking lot (via a nuclear strike)...then maybe Wal-Mart could open up there and serve the people. As far as Bin Laden, it seems to me that he has to be eliminated; IF he's in the mountains in the Pakinstan/Afghan border, then its time to start making those mountains into little hills....one nuclear bomb at a time....(unless and until someone else reveals his whereabouts)...

1/19/2006 11:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The National Enquirer is reporting that good old Teddy Kennedy fathered a luv child about twenty years ago. Yeah, I know it's the Enquirer, but they were the only ones to out Jesse Jacksons luv child, and after all of the denials, were proved right.

1/20/2006 12:11:00 AM  
Anonymous hummer hw2 said...

WOULD SOMEBODY JUST GIVE "W" A BLOW-JOB ALREADY SO WE CAN IMPEACH HIM ??? ;->

1/20/2006 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are person(s) unknown at uiuc.edu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) monitoring this site around the clock?

1/20/2006 12:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Osama....what a pussy. Sucks to be LOSING huh? Didn't thing GW Bush was a pussy like Clinton huh? Your days are limited...allah akhbar!!

1/20/2006 12:28:00 AM  
Anonymous here's your big chance! said...

- US Army raises enlistment age to 40 -

WASHINGTON, Jan 18, 2006 (PG) - The US Army said Wednesday it has raised its maximum enlistment age from 35 to 40 years old and is doubling signing up bonuses to a high of 40,000 dollars.

The measures are the latest in a series of steps the army has taken over the past year to offset a slump in recruiting as it faces ongoing campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The army failed to hit its recruiting goal of 80,000 new recruits in fiscal 2005. Recruiting figures have since improved but the the war in Iraq has made it difficult to meet the demand for fresh soldiers.

Army Secretary Francis Harvey, however, denied charges that the army is a "broken force," telling reporters it has met its recruiting goals in the last seven months with the help of bonuses and other incentives.

But he acknowledged that recruiting remains "a month-to-month thing".

"As I said, the rest of the year looks promising. But we're certainly not going to sit on our laurels," he said.

Raising the maximum age for enlistments "expands the recruiting pool, provides motivated individuals an opportunity to serve, and strengthens the readiness of army units," the army said in a statement.

The army is raising the maximum cash enlistment bonuses to 40,000 dollars for the active duty army, and 20,000 dollars for the army reserve, doubling the current maximums.

Older recruits are entitled to the same signing bonuses as younger ones, the army said.

"Experience has shown that older recruits who can meet the physical demands of military service generally make excellent soldiers based on their maturity, motivation, loyalty, and patriotism," the army said.

1/20/2006 12:35:00 AM  
Anonymous negempathy said...

Study: Do Men Relish Schadenfreude?

Are Men More Inclined To Delight in Others’ Suffering?

Germans have a word for it — schadenfreude — and when it comes to getting pleasure from someone else’s misfortune, men seem to enjoy it more than women.

Such is the conclusion reached by scientists at University College London in what they say is the first neuroscientific evidence of schadenfreude.

Using brain-imaging techniques, they compared how men and women reacted when watching other people suffer pain.

If the sufferer was someone they liked, areas of the brain linked to empathy and pain were activated in both sexes.

Women had a similar response if they disliked the person experiencing the pain but men showed a surge in the reward areas of the brain.

“The women had a diminished empathic response,” said Dr Klaas Enoo Stephan, a co-author of the report. “But it was still there, whereas in the men it was completely absent,” he added in an interview.

1/20/2006 12:42:00 AM  
Anonymous mike whore 4 war said...

Blogger: Merc spies infiltrating UN ops in in Haiti
An investigative blogger has turned up damning facts about a US-expat-owned mercenary army operating in Haiti, and has published an account that includes spying and the undermining of democratic elections on the island.
My friend Kathryn Cramer has written extensively on mercenary forces around the world and recently began to research and publish on Consultants Advisory Group (CAG), a US-expat-owned mercenary army operating in Haiti.

She began to receive anonymous tips from inside Haiti, including a leaked UN PowerPoint presentation indicating that CAG was providing "covert surveillance" for MINISTAH, the UN agency operating Haiti.

Representatives of the company contacted her to tell her that they had intercepted a call to her phone and secured the arrest of her informants in Haiti. Kathryn has posted the PowerPoint slides alongside her account, along with some good analysis pulling the whole story together.

This is some of the most thoroughgoing blogger reporting I've ever seen; Cramer has delved into a story widely neglected in the professional press and has gotten astonishingly far with nothing more than a search engine, a telephone, and her own gumption.

I got a query from someone in Haiti asking what I knew about a company called Consultants Advisory Group and if I had any idea of why they were following Top Cat Marine Security's sales leads. I looked into the matter of CAG, resulting in the post Consultants Advisory Group(TM) (CAG): A Security Company Born Every Minute? CAG had a domain name registered a week earlier (just about the time the US State Department issued Top Cat a cease and desist order) and CAG was using Melbourne IT's domain privacy service beloved of spammers and scammers. So I toasted them a bit to see what they had to say for themselves.
A CAG representative, Valerie Sendecki, obediently appeared to try to discuss matters, requesting that we settle this as "ladies." The resulting exchange was pretty strange, but the general upshot was that CAG, ostensibly staffed with ex-military and ex-"agency" personnel, wished to remain unknown and inasmuch as it was known, it wished to be known as a "management consulting" company. It was founded by US ex-patriates and is registered in Panama. And, very specifically, CAG did not wish to be seen as either a private military company or as a security company. They claimed to be management consultants...

Dr Sage requested I send to you this MINUSTAH document concerning the use of Mercenaries by the UN in Haiti. The TopCat Blancs are killing poor Haitians fleeing by sea from UN oppression in Cite-Soliel. The US spies called CAG are undermining the election process to prevent the popular election of Rene Preval and the return of President Aristide.

Dr Sage is afraid that Comandante Sendecki of the US Navy is going to harm her for exposing this dispised behavior. She has been reassigned to Jeremie and has no acess to internet. This is her response to the abuse. She advices you to be very careful as they having eyes many and wishes you the best of luck.

1/20/2006 12:48:00 AM  
Anonymous go zork yourself! said...

Iraq invasion as a text-adventure

Defective Yeti has rendered the decision-tree that led to the US invasion of Iraq as a text-adventure game in the style of Zork. The results are screamingly funny:

Oval Office

You are standing inside a White House, having just been elected to the presidency of the United States. You knew Scalia would pull through for you.

There is a large desk here, along with a few chairs and couches. The presidential seal is in the middle of the room and there is a full-length mirror upon the wall.

What do you want to do now?

> INVADE IRAQ

You are not able to do that, yet.

> LOOK MIRROR

Self-reflection is not your strong suit.

> PET SEAL

It's not that kind of seal.

> EXAMINE CHAIRS

They are two several chairs arranged around the center of the room, along with two couches. Under one couch you find Clinton's shoes.

> FILL SHOES

You are unable to fill Clinton's shoes.

;->

1/20/2006 12:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you think that this operation in iraq, afgan, or here on the homefront would go smoother if.... well, let me ask another question before I finish the first: Any of you ever played a TEAM sport? (football, basketball, hockey, baseball, soccer...)? the coach told you something, you did it! Everyone on the same TEAM, wanting the same goal, to win, right? QB is looking for his reciever to pass the ball to, your job is to protect the QB from someone on the other side, but your pissed off at the coach, because he made you run extra laps, clean the locker room after the game, or whatever.. "You'll show him" right, fuck it, let the defense thrugh, sack your quarterback, your TEAM looses the game. The man is OUR president, not "my President", "your President"... OUR President. Unless your holding a forign passport in your pocket, and here on a work visa. Weather you like the man, dislike the man, like his politics, or not. I'm not advocating "Blind Faith" in our leaders, cause no one (especially politicians) is perfect! He, OUR President, is trying to acomplish something. And dont take my word for it, talk to any Vet who was there the 1st time, or now, especially now, ask them if the Iraqis dont want a change, a voice, a diffrence. Saddam needed to be taken out!
I'm not trying to change your "politics" or your "religion", but hell, why cant you stop trying to ham-string the guy every step he makes? Learn your lessons from Viet-Nam, think things would have went better if there were a lot less hippie ass protesters doing nothing but bitching? If you feel that strongly about the ' "your" President ' issue: I remember a few actors who cried "I'm leaving if he gets elected". They have a ton of cash, they can go anywhere in the world (say, ooohhh, Iraq!) and live comfortably, but they choosed to stay! Why is that, I wonder??? WTF??? things are sooo bad with this President here, and things were just fucking duckey in Iraq before we fucked things up, right? Hell, you can leave too! There are flights leaving all the time from the confines of the 016th Dist. going overseas! Toss your car & house keys to the cop behind the desk on the way out the door.
BACK TO THE ORIGINAL QUESTION: Do you think that this operation in iraq, afgan, or here on the homefront would go smoother, and get done quicker if we were all playing for the same team, trying to get things done TOGETHER! I think the time to bitch about things would be after its done. We're all Americans, before anything else? Right?

1/20/2006 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the people who didnt hear, toughgirl on 1623 afternoons was calling dispatch sounding like she needed help. Dispatch held the air for her and all she wanted was to run a plate. Of course coppers started busting on her, toughgirl cops an attitude..... relax 1623 toughgirl!!!!!

Typical got a few years on, thinks she knows it all. Did anyone mention, been in 016 her whole short career?

1/20/2006 05:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone give a shit about the 16 dist. bullshit everyday

1/20/2006 09:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pocket, and here on a work visa. Weather you like the man, dislike the man, like his politics, or not. I'm not advocating "Blind Faith" in our leaders, cause no one (especially politicians) is perfect! He, OUR President, is trying to acomplish something.

------------

Funny, I don't remember hearing the "blind faith" requests from Ditto-heads from 1993-2000.....

1/20/2006 09:23:00 AM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

To 2:55 post:

I believe in "Blind Faith." Oh wait, I mean the rock group with Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Ginger Baker and Ric Greeech. When "Shady," and I drive to the CPUSA cell meeting he'll throw one of their albumns on the eight track and crank it up!

I must humbly disagree and point out he is YOUR president, not mine. Seems to me at the end of the Viet Nam Conflict more folks agreed with those "hippy protestors" as you call them and not Tricky Dicky.

You are correct though about those Hollywood-types that said they'd move if Kerry lost. They are idiots, and to them, I say "good ruiddance!"

1/20/2006 10:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm smoking in a squad car in violation of general orders and Ron Huberman.

1/19/2006 07:25:24 PM

Your my idol,have you noticed how they taste better now that their illegal?

1/20/2006 12:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Holy Fuck SCC! You need to put some kind of character limit on these posts by long-winded blowhards. BTW, I now call my neighbor's bulldog Crimefile...spittin' image.

1/20/2006 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous leftisthebest said...

I hereby appologize for all of my previous anti-american posts. I also formally denounce my previous support of terrorists and those who seek to cause the people of this country pain. May God bless OUR President. May God bless the USA.

1/20/2006 03:57:00 PM  
Blogger leftisthebest said...

As I noted elsewhere some is attempting to impersonate me. Loser.

1/20/2006 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous left is a troll said...

I am what I am

1/20/2006 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tim O'Grady must surely be off his medication. For him to post sooooo many longwinded posts are proof. SCC, please delet all the following posts from O'Grady as they are too long and inaccurate.
The following are the post names of the greatly derranged O'Grady:
LEFTISTHEBEST
SHADY
SHADENFRUEDEN
O'GRADY
SHLEMAY
MALCOLM X LITTLE SHITHEAD BROTHER
FRENCH GUARD
BUSH JRS MATH RIDICULOUS
OTHER FAILED INVASION OF IRAQ
ZERO REPUG ACOUNTABLITY
HERE'S YOUR BIG CHANCE
GO ZORK YOURSELF
URINAL

SCC PLEASE DELET O'GRADY'S POSTS.

1/20/2006 07:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I MEAN DELETE!!!!!!!!!

1/20/2006 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger BATHROOM WALL ? said...

It's spelled "Schadenfreude", pugsley! Gawd you're cretinous (botched delete TWICE? slow down, deep breath kitten!) Oh well- you're still cute as a button (the one launched hypersonically off of your uni pants a few minutes ago when you heroically clambered your 4'11" carcass into the truck!) TWAANNGGG!
Keep on listening to Rush... and any intellect remaining shall be FLUSHED!!! (swoooooooshhhhh!)) B.T.W. - That Commander you outed is t-r-a-c-k-i-n-g you... (beep-beep-beep!) Keep that wagon moving Chucky!

1/22/2006 02:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leftie:
"I must humbly disagree and point out he is YOUR president, not mine."
was part your statement, right? Remember what I said: "The man is OUR president, not "my President", "your President"... OUR President. Unless your holding a forign passport in your pocket, and here on a work visa." If you dont like that fact, TOSS YOUR KEYS TO THE COP AT THE DESK ON THE WAY OUT THE DOOR! Flights leaving all day, every day. All you do is point your finger and bitch. What do you do to help the situation? Time to cowboy the fuck up! Lets see what you got! we just got one of those "special" checks (That the Mrs. dont know about), and another comming up; you can use that for a 1 way ticket, take Sue Serrandon and the rest of her liberal ilk with you!

1/23/2006 12:30:00 AM  

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