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Finally, a Nazi Reference That Actually Fits

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

From the new German Chancellor:

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel likened Iran’s nuclear plans on Saturday to the threat posed by the Nazis in their early days, as top U.S. officials urged a tough line to stop Tehran from making an atomic bomb.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused the Islamic republic of being the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, a charge his Iranian counterpart rejected as “ridiculous” and “outrageous”.

Addressing the annual Munich security conference, Merkel said countries around the world had underestimated the Nazi threat as Adolf Hitler rose to power.

“Looking back to German history in the early 1930s when National Socialism (Nazism) was on the rise, there were many outside Germany who said ‘It’s only rhetoric — don’t get excited’,” she told the assembled world defense policy makers.

“There were times when people could have reacted differently and, in my view, Germany is obliged to do something at the early stages … We want to, we must prevent Iran from developing its nuclear program.”

It’s so nice to have an ally in Germany again.

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The 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

The first paragraphs of the QDR:

The United States is a nation engaged in what will be a long war.

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, our Nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our Nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. This 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review is submitted in the fifth year of this long war.

This is an important document. Look over it, and don’t let the MSM summarize it for you. We live in an age where documents like this are readily available to us all. Take advantage of that access.

And, from an August 2005 report, something the QDR does not address well, China’s push in to space.

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Prayers For the Assassin

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

Prayers for the Assassin : A NovelPrayers for the Assassin : A Novel by Robert Ferrigni was a great read. Set in the year 2040, in a time when The United States has split into the Islamic States of America and the Christian States of America. It’s fast pace and excellent character development soon make you believe it could happen. The accompanying website to the book give more info on the book, and some interesting background on the setting. Worth picking up, or you can order it here by clicking on the link. It’ll be under Liberty Recommends all month. Check it out!

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Finally, a Nazi Reference That Actually Fits

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

From the new German Chancellor:

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel likened Iran’s nuclear plans on Saturday to the threat posed by the Nazis in their early days, as top U.S. officials urged a tough line to stop Tehran from making an atomic bomb.

U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accused the Islamic republic of being the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, a charge his Iranian counterpart rejected as “ridiculous” and “outrageous”.

Addressing the annual Munich security conference, Merkel said countries around the world had underestimated the Nazi threat as Adolf Hitler rose to power.

“Looking back to German history in the early 1930s when National Socialism (Nazism) was on the rise, there were many outside Germany who said ‘It’s only rhetoric — don’t get excited’,” she told the assembled world defense policy makers.

“There were times when people could have reacted differently and, in my view, Germany is obliged to do something at the early stages … We want to, we must prevent Iran from developing its nuclear program.”

It’s so nice to have an ally in Germany again.

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The 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

The first paragraphs of the QDR:

The United States is a nation engaged in what will be a long war.

Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, our Nation has fought a global war against violent extremists who use terrorism as their weapon of choice, and who seek to destroy our free way of life. Our enemies seek weapons of mass destruction and, if they are successful, will likely attempt to use them in their conflict with free people everywhere. Currently, the struggle is centered in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we will need to be prepared and arranged to successfully defend our Nation and its interests around the globe for years to come. This 2006 Quadrennial Defense Review is submitted in the fifth year of this long war.

This is an important document. Look over it, and don’t let the MSM summarize it for you. We live in an age where documents like this are readily available to us all. Take advantage of that access.

And, from an August 2005 report, something the QDR does not address well, China’s push in to space.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »

Prayers For the Assassin

Posted by Mark on February 4, 2006

A NovelPrayers for the Assassin : A Novel by Robert Ferrigni was a great read. Set in the year 2040, in a time when The United States has split into the Islamic States of America and the Christian States of America. It’s fast pace and excellent character development soon make you believe it could happen. The accompanying website to the book give more info on the book, and some interesting background on the setting. Worth picking up, or you can order it here by clicking on the link. It’ll be under Liberty Recommends all month. Check it out!

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a Comment »