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2006 March 08 — Why Now?
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Today is International Women’s Day and I just about forgot to mention it.

I plead reading the MSM, who of course don’t seem to have noticed.

March 8, 2006   Comments Off on Apologies

Who Threatened Whom?

map of Iran

Many apologists for the Shrubbery have been having vapors because Iran Threatens ‘Harm and Pain’ to United States .

When American officials spoke before the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee and make threats towards Iran, they were silent.

Sunday, 03/06/2006: IAEA chief: Iran deal possible

Meanwhile, John Bolton, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told an American-Israeli organization that the United States would use “all tools at our disposal” to address the threat an Iranian nuclear program might pose.

“We must not ignore Tehran’s refusal to address the concerns of the international community,” Bolton told the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington on Sunday.

Monday, 0307/2006: Cheney: Iran must not have nuclear weapons

“The Iranian regime needs to know that if it stays on its present course, the international community is prepared to impose meaningful consequences,” Cheney said in a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, an influential pro-Israel lobbying group.

If you go around threatening people, you shouldn’t act surprised when they respond in kind.

One of the major reasons no one wanted Saddam removed was that he kept Iran occupied. Iran has the military capability of eliminating all oil production in the Persian Gulf and all the world can do at this point is retaliate as the price of gas hits $10+/gallon and the world economy goes down the tubes.

The Shrubbery might want to have someone explain the meaning of a Pyrrhic victory to him.

Israel has also made threats, but they might want to consider that Iran has intermediate range ballistic missiles that are quite capable of reaching them and the Iranians have SCUDs to take out the oil fields.

March 8, 2006   Comments Off on Who Threatened Whom?

They Are Terrorists

Suspect: Church fires were joke that ‘got out of hand’

Three Birmingham college students were arrested Wednesday in connection with 10 church fires in Alabama last month, state and federal officials said.

One of the suspects said the fires began as a joke that “got out of hand,” according to court papers filed Wednesday citing what a witness told investigators.

Two of those arrested were identified as Ben Moseley and Russell Debusk, both 19 and students at Birmingham-Southern College, which is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. They appeared in federal court in Birmingham late Wednesday morning.

Soaping windows is a joke. TP-ing is a joke. Firebombing buildings is not a joke. Jokes don’t involve the FBI and BATF.

If burning houses that are being built because of environmental beliefs is terrorism, then burning down ten churches in rural locations is terrorism, especially when some of those churches had black congregations and the history of burning black churches in the South.

Anybody who thinks this won’t cause trouble between the Baptists and the United Methodists doesn’t understand the politics of the Southern churches.

Update: The President of Birmingham Southern College has has announced that the school will help to rebuild the burned churches. A very good move for all concerned.

March 8, 2006   Comments Off on They Are Terrorists