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Oh By The Way…

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2007

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Those Mean and Threatening Buddhists

Posted by Mark on March 14, 2007

In Thailand, Muslim psychopaths continue to kill and maim Buddhists with fervent REGULARITY. Those liberal appeasers, those loons and social demo-bats that deny that we have ‘a problem’ with Islam need not look any further than southern Thailand. There is no plausible explanation or excuse to explain away the rampaging Islamic MURDERERS’ behavior.

Suspected Muslim insurgents bombed a commuter van in Thailand’s restive south on Wednesday and then shot dead eight passengers, police said.

The driver of the van was wounded in the attack, which took place about 9:30 a.m. local time (0230 GMT), said police Col. Apirak Sangkao, chief of police in the Yaha district of Yala province, where the violence occurred.

The van was shuttling people from the Betong district of Yala province to Hat Yai, the south’s major city, in the neighboring province of Songkhla.

Suspected insurgents hurled a bomb at the van as it slowed into a curve in the road and then shot and wounded the driver, said police duty officer Lt. Kitti Mankhong. The attackers then opened the side door of the van and shot each of the passengers with assault rifles, he said.

First they bomb the bus….then they try and finish off each and every passenger? I hope there is a special place in Hell set aside for these Muslim SIMIANS.

I mean…c’mon, it’s common knowledge: a busload of gentle innocent Buddhists poses a threat.

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So Surging Works?

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2007

NAH!

The rate of killings of US troops in Iraq has been on the decline, down by 60 percent, since the launch of the new security measures in Baghdad, according to statistics revealed by the Multi-National Force -Iraq Combined Press Information Centre.

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Libby, Libby, Libby

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2007

The Scooter Libby Trial for Dummies


Read The Whole Thing…
Its a good read, Mike Baker is very well versed and speaks intelligently about the whole thing.

Here’s the Cliff Notes for those in a hurry:

You could be excused for being confused over what Plame’s role was at the Agency and what is meant by “her cover was blown.” There have been widely different reports in the media regarding her job description and the extent to which she was or wasn’t “under cover.” Reading through the various accounts, Plame is at turns described as an “operative” (Agency personnel in the operations directorate are “officers” by the way, not operatives, agents or spies) or an “NOC” (non-official cover officer, meaning working without any overt connections to the U.S. government), or a Jennifer Garner/Alias-like character or an analyst. …

A Vanity Fair article on Plame, which pretty much cemented the “my cover is blown” concern, gushed about her super-double secret extra-deep cover status. …

For those of you not read up on the use of “cover” in the world of intelligence, there are different types of cover… some requiring extensive preparation and backstopping (such as non-official cover)…

The simple truth is that, if you start your career under official cover, perhaps as an embassy officer working overseas, you will not then be moved into a non-official cover capacity. The whole point of non-official cover is to be distanced from/unconnected to the U.S. government. Officers do not bounce back and forth between the two worlds. …

Then came Novak’s column citing Plame’s Agency ties. That led to cries of treason over how an Agency employee’s name came to be released to the media, which resulted in huge amounts of methane gas being produced by the media, the special prosecutor’s office, the Democratic Party and defenders of the administration, as they all took turns banging on about it for their own various agendas. This then resulted in global warming which ultimately produced one of the coldest winters on record and an Oscar for Al Gore.

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Obama – Anti-Semite?

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2007

Some people wonder.

Related: Not a good week for Top Dem at AIPAC

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Still The Greatest Warriors Ever

Posted by zaphriel on March 14, 2007

Another reason to go and see the record breaking block buster, “300” , even if it is an “overly” dramatized Stylization of History. I still want to see it, from what I heard it sounds GREAT.

If you want to know why I love this story so much, read the real one.

The Greeks took encouragement from the unprecedented sacrifice of a Spartan King and his royal guard on their behalf. And so a few weeks later at the sea battle of Salamis near Athens — and then again the next year at the great infantry collision on the plains of Plataea — the Greeks defeated, and eventually destroyed, the Persian invaders. The rallying cry of the victors was Thermopylae, the noble sacrifice of the final stand of the outnumbered Greeks, and especially the courage of the fallen Three Hundred Spartans under King Leonidas.

So almost immediately, contemporary Greeks saw Thermopylae as a critical moral and culture lesson. In universal terms, a small, free people had willingly outfought huge numbers of imperial subjects who advanced under the lash. More specifically, the Western idea that soldiers themselves decide where, how, and against whom they will fight was contrasted against the Eastern notion of despotism and monarchy — freedom proving the stronger idea as the more courageous fighting of the Greeks at Thermopylae, and their later victories at Salamis and Plataea attested. …

Recently, a variety of Hollywood films — from Troy to Alexander the Great — has treated a variety of themes from classical Greek literature and theater. But 300 is unique, a sui generis in both spirit and methodology. The script is not an attempt in typical Hollywood fashion to recreate the past as a costume drama. Instead it is based on Frank Miller’s (of Sin City fame) comic book graphics and captions. Miller’s illustrated novelette of the battle adapts themes loosely from the well-known story of the Greek defense, but with deference made to the tastes of contemporary popular culture.

So the film is indeed inspired by the comic book; and in some sense its muscular warriors, virtual reality sets, and computer-generated landscapes recall the look and feel of Robert Rodriquez’s screen version of Sin City. Yet the collaboration of Director Zack Snyder and screenwriters Kurt Johnstad and Michael Gordon is much more of a hybrid, since the script, dialogue, cinematography, and acting all recall scenes of the battle right from Herodotus’s account.

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