The Bangor Daily Mail has a great story about what a group of United States Senators did while they were …Read the Rest
ISLAM & WAR ON TERROR
UPDATE: The Pink Flamingo was rather shocked when a comment on this post displayed a Ron Paul Bot’s abject lack …Read the Rest
UPDATE: According to information that was just on FOX, WikiLeaks gave the information about these documents to the NYTimes, telling …Read the Rest
This is one of those posts where The Pink Flamingo has been collecting headlines for maybe six weeks. When you scroll through it, you will see why.
Go to a party with men, get 80 lashes with a whip? Sure, if you are a women in Saudi Arabia. If you are a Christian in an Islamic country, you may be sentenced to death. Or, if you are Christian in Dearborn, Michigan you could have a problem. If you are Jewish in Germany you can be stoned.
The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2008. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe and the rest of the world. It comes from a viral email sent to me by a friend. I think on this day, it is a good time to take stock on what we are doing in the world and modern reactions.
ALL EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ
” I walked down the street in Barcelona, and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz…We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed the chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.
The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.
“…”I’ve been a military officer most of my adult life, and there are lines you don’t cross,” Graham said. “Those lines were crossed. It was poor judgement, it was beyond poor judgement. It made it virtually impossible for the general to stay in his job.“…” Lindsey Graham
The Pink Flamingo was actually on time for the Wednesday 5:30 service today. (I had Altar Guild). The Feast Day of the Nativity of John the Baptist is on the 25th, exactly 6 months before Christmas. Our most excellent new priest, Judy Burgess, had a great little homily about John the Baptist. (In all fair disclosure, I picture John the Baptist as Newt Gingrich, the voice crying in the wilderness).
The message of today was that John the Baptist repeatedly told everyone he was not The One to Come, that he as a messenger, but not the Messiah. He had no problem being number two, of not being the important one. He was strong enough to know that there was another, the Messiah. The lesson is that there are men and women who are capable of being number two because they know being number two is important.
My father always said if you have an employee who thinks they are indispensable, fire ‘em before they ruin your business. It looks like Obama needs to can McCrystal. Sorry, but I’m taking Obama’s side here. He is the Commander-in-Chief, no matter how we dislike it. You don’t show this amount of disrespect and not expect to be job hunting in the very near future.
The man voted for Obama! He now apparently is pitting Hillary against Obama.
Did you know that only Hispanics are dangerous racists? That is the lie currently being promoted by the far right. They absolutely refuse to acknowledge the racist mote in their own eye. Take Patrick J. Buchanan, please. (NOTE: The Pink Flamingo does not like linking to World Nut Daily. I will list the URL and you go find it.
“…Indeed, of the last seven justices nominated by Democrats JFK, LBJ, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, one was black, Marshall; one was Puerto Rican, Sonia Sotomayor. The other five were Jews: Arthur Goldberg, Abe Fortas, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.
If Kagan is confirmed, Jews, who represent less than 2 percent of the U.S. population, will have 33 percent of the Supreme Court seats.
They slaughter Christians. They kill Americans. They are currently terrorizing NYC.
They don’t approve of bras. They don’t approve of breasts. They don’t approve of other parts of a woman’s body. They really don’t approve of women at all, yet the Obama Administration does not protest when Iran is put on international committees “protecting” women.
And – we put up with it.
The Pink Flamingo is thinking about drawing a blank circle with a Grocho mask to represent Mohammad. Then again maybe a Kilroy might be good. I’ll come up with something that will be just as respectful as the followers of extreme Islam were on September 11, 2001.
The more people who get involved the greater the impact. Heck, they can’t kill us all, can they? I think it is a wonderful idea, which should have been done years ago!
The other day one of The Pink Flamingo’s email friends was circulating a piece, asking questions about some far right hype about the possibility that Christians would be viewed badly by the Feds and the Pentagon. I assured him this could never happen here.
Perhaps in a nation where we are all to be created equal, there are some who are more equal than others. The Pink Flamingo has very good friends who are Muslims. I do not want to impugn their religion. This is about extremes, blackmail, terror, and cowardly individuals who cave to the worst forces of them all.
“For all who love freedom and peace,
the world without Saddam Hussein’s regime is a better and safer place.”
If former Iraq prime minster Ayed Allawi beat out current prime minster, Mouri al-Maliki, in what appears to be a half-way decent election, even by Florida standards, is George W. Bush the real winner?
The Pink Flamingo has a new piece up at Blogcritics. “…I am a Republican. I have a tendency to wax …Read the Rest
Webster defines the word CONUNDRUM as the following:
“a: a question or problem having only a conjectural answer b : an intricate and difficult problem”
We are dealing with an increasingly probable tale about a very brave woman, the possibility that Al Qaeda wants her dead, a possible military response to the thwarted attack on her, and silence from both the right and the left.
What gives? Stacy at the Madam Secretary Blog mentions the fact that maybe the intel community wants to keep the tale under wraps. That makes sense, but after awhile isn’t better just to come clean?
Conundrum is the perfect word for the problem in dealing with the August, 2009 Al Qaeda attempt on Hillary Clinton’s life in Nairobi. It is the perfect word for dealing with the after-effects, the Obama Administration response, and the continued Obama Administration response to “terror”.
Would someone please explain to The Pink Flamingo just why the State Department, White House, and the MSM are neither confirming or denying the fact that al Qaeda attempted to kill Hillary Clinton while she was in Kenya in August.
It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that the Dems, esp. the Obama Administration and their MSM flunkies do not seem to react all that favorably toward women who may be in power some day. In fact, when one considers how Hillary Clinton has been treated as Secretary of State (the now invisible cabinet post) compared to Condi Rice, something just isn’t kosher here. Look at how Sarah Palin has been treated.
The Pink Flamingo wrote:
“…If she was targeted and Onsarigo revealed the story, the Obama Administration did not react fast enough. If it is true, they should be all over it, condemning the terrorists and thanking the security forces who prevented a horrific incident. No matter how one feels about Hillary Clinton, as the Secretary of State, a former US Senator, and the former First Lady of the United States, she deserves a tremendous amount of respect and consideration. To ignore a threat, if it occured reflects badly on the Obama Administration...”
Anyone who has followed the Hillary assassination attempt and the Obama Administration’s complete “ignorance” of it, should not be surprised over their reaction to the Hot Pants Bomber . Rick Moran has an interesting take. I’m not sure which way to go on this, but I don’t know if incompetence is the whole thing.
Are we dealing with incompetence, complacency, stupidity, or a group of people who are so pathetic in their hatred of all things George W. Bush that they would rather allow Americans to lose their lives than admit he was right?
The Pink Flamingo has repeatedly this week stated that something about this attempted man made disaster just doesn’t pass the smell test. First, we learn that the CIA has been tracking our little bomber for months. Then we learn that a smartly dressed Pakistani helped Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab on to the plane. This is about an Administration who is incapable of connecting the dots on Terror.
There is one question The Pink Flamingo wants to ask. Is it possible Umar Farouk Abdul Mutallab had help getting on those planes. I’m not talking “little help” but someone in a position of a little bit of power who let this guy get through check-points? Right now the Obama Administration is looking like a bunch of Keystone Cops. There goes that Smell Test.
Who let this kid slip through dogs, scans, check-lists, etc with a bomb?
Do you really think an alienated, depressed, possibly suicidal young man could slip through security without some “inside” assistance?
While we are are asking questions, perhaps it is time to suspend the religious rhetoric and get back to some basics. Look at the guy’s profile:
Umm….where have we seen these characteristics before? Want to be a little bit honest here? Like The Pink Flamingo says, dump the religious angle. We’re dealing with the same personality profile as two young men who destroyed a school in Colorado. It is the same profile of a young man who goes on a rampage on a college campus in Virginia.
The only difference – this time the father tried to warn authorities that his son was up to no good.
What if we are dealing with some truly evil master minds who are manipulating disturbed, obsessed, depressed, alienated, and possibly suicidal young men into doing something for their “religion”?
Which is more frightening?
We think the implications of Islamic terror are horrifying, but what if there are much greater implications – an entire generation of young men, the world over, who have the same profile, irregardless of religion?
Jasper Schuringa knows more about fighting terror than Barack Obama. And – it is paying off for him, which it should!
What if ….
Suppose the Obama Administration needed a diversion to take the collective conservative mind off health care ….
Is this a connect the dots or just a perfect storm for the Dems in that health care has been pushed out of the headlines?
Did a second attempt occur on the 27th? Same flight, same nationality?
The Pink Flamingo wants to know just when TSA is going to demand men remove their underwear before boarding a plane. If they really want to crack down on the latest version of getting a bomb on a plane, then they should require the removal of all underwear along with shoes when going through a security check-point. How absurd is this going to get before people do what I do and absolute refuse to fly? The good news is that Napolitano (the former AZ governor who left the state in such an abject mess) says things worked just hunky dory!
Why the heck did it take THREE hours to tell Obama that an incident had occurred? Why is he getting a pass from the media while golfing so darn much? Think about G. H. W. Bush and his vacation. Think about GWB and his time off. Obama works so hard….he needs a break!
Was there a specific reason for the timing? I don’t know about you, but The Pink Flamingo is beginning to think this is also about a spoiled brat monster who wants to stick it to his family and his people. Don’t ever discount the idea that this guy wanted to humiliate his family. The timing of the incident and the timing of the Nigerian ethnic meetings over the weekend is just too precious to deny.
The Real Barack Obama has picked up The Pink Flamingo Part One of The Smell Test and added quite a bit. It is a must read! (Thanks SV!) The Pink Flamingo would like to remind readers about an alleged plot in Kenya to assassinate Hillary Clinton, a plot yet to be confirmed or denied. It just makes a person wonder about a few things – how Obama ignored this one too.
The Pink Flamingo bleeds tartan, with more than just a wee bit o’ Scottish blood runin’ through the veins. When I hear bagpipes that Scottish soul always wins out, and I do nothing but bawl. It is genetic.
From the official military web site:
Nidal Malik Hasan has a defense attorney who is former military. John Galligan is a retired Army colonel who has experience in high profile cases such as this.
One thing that The Pink Flamingo noticed on Wednesday was when Galligan stated that he felt Hasan could not get a “fair” trial at Fort Hood. I don’t know about you, but Galligan’s comment, to The Pink Flamingo, was highly insulting, especially to a group of men and women who have gone through so much lately.
Then – The Pink Flamingo began to think about things!
From what The Pink Flamingo gathers, the jury will be made up of officers of a higher rank than the alleged terrorist who allegedly killed a baker’s dozen of America’s finest.
How could Hassen NOT get a fair trial?
Then I started thinking about it. (The Process will be long)
If I were in Galligan’s place, the LAST thing I would want is a jury of Hasan’s higher ranking peers. Sure, they will be honest, honorable, and highly educated.
Golly – that’s the problem!
We’re talking honest, honorable, and highly educated.
They are the LAST PEOPLE you want on a jury that is looking at 13 charges of pre-meditated murder!
We’re not talking Oprah watching, tabloid TV, National Enquirer, if it fits you must acquit, brain dead jurors here. The jury will be made up of men and women who are of higher rank that “Major” Hasan. We’re talking men and women who have a little something going on up stairs in the old gray matter, beyond trash TV, and visions of sobbing cofessions on Jerry Springer.
One of the few political grown-ups in today’s world is George W. Bush. Do you know what he did over the weekend? The guys at HillBuzz, political grown-ups, had this to say:
“…Well, we told you before how much the current president, Dr. Utopia, made us realize just how wrong we were about Bush. We shudder to think what Dr. Utopia would have done post-9/11. He would have not gone there with a bullhorn and struck that right tone. More likely than not, he would have been his usual fey, apologetic self and waxed professorially about how evil America is and how justified Muslims are for attacking us, with a sidebar on how good the attacks were because they would humble us.
Honestly, we don’t think President Gore would have been much better that day. The world needed George W. Bush, his bullhorn, and his indominable spirit that day…and we will forever be grateful to this man for that.
As we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention, when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.
The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.
If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them at a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good people.
You may be as surprised by this as we are ourselves, but from this day forward George W. and Laura Bush are now on the same list for us as the Clintons, Geraldine Ferraro, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, and the other political figures we keep in our hearts and never allow anyone to badmouth.
Criticize their policies academically and intelligently and discuss the Bush presidency in historical and political terms…but you mess with the Bushes personally and, from this day forward, and you’ll answer to us.
We hope someday to be able to thank George W. and Laura in person for all they’ve done, and continue to do. They didn’t have to head to Ft. Hood. That was not their responsibility….”
Oh, wait. The guys at Hillbuzz are gay. Conservatives are not allowed to like gays, right? The irrational childish haters can do that, but political grown-ups realize that disliking someone because of their personal proclivities is just plain – childish and stupid.
It is becoming more and more apparent that the grown ups are no longer in charge of the political dialogue and the running of this nation. The most perfect example of this is the “blame game” going on in the military and the executive branch over the Fort Hood shooting. The smart thing for Obama to do is blame it on GWB and change the subject.
There is something else The Pink Flamingo wants to mention (duck for cover). It is one of these “adult” things. Not all people who are Muslims are evil. Not all are sociopath, and not all are vile to the point of being demonic. Did you know there are about 3,500 Muslims on active duty in the US military. Did you know:
“…And yet more than 3,500 Muslims have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Defense Department figures provided to The Times. As of 2006, some 212 Muslim-American soldiers had been awarded Combat Action Ribbons for their service in Iraq and Afghanistan, and seven had been killed.
Too many Americans overlook the heroic efforts of Arab-Americans in uniform, said Capt. Eric Rahman, 35, an Army reservist who was awarded the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq at the start of the war. He cited the example of Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy Seal and practicing Christian of Lebanese and Irish descent who was awarded the Medal of Honor after jumping on a grenade and saving at least three team members during a firefight in 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq….”
Is the debate we are having today about the safety of Muslim members of the armed services any different from the discussion in 1942 about Japanese-Americans fighting in the US Military? At least we’ve learned something from our past mistakes and have not rounded up anyone of that specific religion of nationality and put them into camps like we did the Japanese.
Remember after 9/11 how President Bush cautioned not to retaliate against members of the Islamic faith? The Pink Flamingo will be honest about something. I do not like the fact that self-righteous Islamic women in this country flaunt our freedom and rights by going around “covered” with scarves, robes, and turning themselves into third class citizens. In fact, I resent it.
I don’t like this politically correct culture where we must bend over backward to accomodate their religion and they denigrate mine. Then again, I know of Muslims who have become Christians. I have very dear friends from India who are Muslim. If I heard of anyone discriminating against them because of their religion I would be furious.
I just can’t work up a good hate against someone just because they are Muslim. My sister has a Muslim god-son. We have an “adopted” sister from Bombay who is Muslim. If I thought someone was going to mis-treat the people I love because of their religion, I would become a little nasty myself.
It’s too bad we can’t have a discussion about the fact that of the 2000 mosques in this country only 10% are extremists. There is a song in the Rogers and Hammerstein classic, South Pacific.
Right now, thousands of young Islamic men and women are being taught to hate.
Last night Newt twitted that he thinks the solders who lost their lives at Fort Hood and those wounded should be treated as battlefield casualties and injuries. I agree. Oh, The One (Nobel) finally went to Walter Reed to visit with a few wounded soldiers.
That’s okay, this country STILL has a leader. We have a GREAT leader. And – finally people are starting to realize how great this Great Man is!
“…The Bushes made their private visit to Fort Hood’s Darnall Army Medical Center on Friday night. Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in an e-mail that the couple thanked Fort Hood’s military leaders and hospital staff for the “amazing care they are providing.”…”
Dan Riehl details The One (Nobel)’s day
“…11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus – Cannon House Office Building
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement to the press on Health Care – Rose Garden
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart The White House en route Camp David – South Lawn…”
On the other hand, Obama’s response to the incident at Fort Hood has been painful. Naturally Dems are taking up for him.
“…Critics say that through both the tone and brevity of his remarks, Obama “did not appreciate the gravity of what he represents,” said Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush
“It was uncomfortable to watch,” he said of Obama’s comments on Thursday.