Myth vs Fact-Part 184

Myth Fact
Islam: Religion of peace.

Sahih Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 84:

Narrated Al-Bara:

When the Divine Inspiration: “Those of the believers who sit (at home), was revealed the Prophet sent for Zaid (bin Thabit) who came with a shoulder-blade and wrote on it. Ibn Um-Maktum complained about his blindness and on that the following revelation came: “Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) except those who are disabled (by injury, or are blind or lame etc.) and those who strive hard and fight in the Way of Allah with their wealth and lives).” (4.95)

Tafsir

So, Now I Am A War Criminal?

~Snooper~

This moron just pissed off 95% of the military, thank you very much. If…IF…we are War Criminals, is it really a good idea to piss off heavily armed “criminals”. Just sayin’.

Not too long ago, the US wasn’t winning because the tribal peoples of Iraq were doing all the fighting of AQI. Now, since that tactic bombed out, the breaking out of peace all over Iraq is due to us involved in Ethnic Cleansing.

I really do wish these morons would make up my mind.

As a member of Vets For Freedom, I stand with my Brothers and Sisters in uniform…and out…to annihilate this idiot.

Vets For Freedom has released the following statement:

“Sure there’s less violence, but that’s because we’ve ethnically cleansed most of Baghdad” – Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

(Washington, DC) Vets for Freedom condemns the recent comments by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on the floor of the House of Representatives in which he stated that American troops “ethnically cleansed Baghdad.” The United Nations, along with the rest of the civilized world, commonly refers to ethnic cleansing as genocide.

“Once again, Congressman Moran demonstrates how far from reality he has fallen,” said Executive Director of Vets for Freedom and Iraq Army veteran, Pete Hegseth. “Jim Moran has a long history of putting his foot in his mouth, but this time he has gone too far. The men and women who make up our nation’s military are decent and honorable citizens who bravely serve to fight our enemies who threaten our national security. Insinuating that they are war criminals is outright despicable.”

He continued, “I call on all Members of Congress to follow Vets for Freedom in our condemnation of these irresponsible accusations, as well as on the constituents of the 8th District of Virginia to stand up to such nonsense and support the men and women whose very sacrifice allows Moran to run his mouth.”

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American military strategy.

Your days are numbered dirt ball. I sure so strongly desire to place my real thoughts here but, I have repacked my Go Bag instead.

So, Now I Am A War Criminal?

~Snooper~

This moron just pissed off 95% of the military, thank you very much. If…IF…we are War Criminals, is it really a good idea to piss off heavily armed “criminals”. Just sayin’.

Not too long ago, the US wasn’t winning because the tribal peoples of Iraq were doing all the fighting of AQI. Now, since that tactic bombed out, the breaking out of peace all over Iraq is due to us involved in Ethnic Cleansing.

I really do wish these morons would make up my mind.

As a member of Vets For Freedom, I stand with my Brothers and Sisters in uniform…and out…to annihilate this idiot.

Vets For Freedom has released the following statement:

“Sure there’s less violence, but that’s because we’ve ethnically cleansed most of Baghdad” – Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA)

(Washington, DC) Vets for Freedom condemns the recent comments by Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA) on the floor of the House of Representatives in which he stated that American troops “ethnically cleansed Baghdad.” The United Nations, along with the rest of the civilized world, commonly refers to ethnic cleansing as genocide.

“Once again, Congressman Moran demonstrates how far from reality he has fallen,” said Executive Director of Vets for Freedom and Iraq Army veteran, Pete Hegseth. “Jim Moran has a long history of putting his foot in his mouth, but this time he has gone too far. The men and women who make up our nation’s military are decent and honorable citizens who bravely serve to fight our enemies who threaten our national security. Insinuating that they are war criminals is outright despicable.”

He continued, “I call on all Members of Congress to follow Vets for Freedom in our condemnation of these irresponsible accusations, as well as on the constituents of the 8th District of Virginia to stand up to such nonsense and support the men and women whose very sacrifice allows Moran to run his mouth.”

Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established by combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Its mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in these conflicts by applying our first-hand knowledge to issues of American military strategy.

Your days are numbered dirt ball. I sure so strongly desire to place my real thoughts here but, I have repacked my Go Bag instead.

Journalistic Malpractice: Crickets

~Snooper~

~Snooper~

When a theoretical Main Stream Media, as they like to be referred to as, purposefully “buries” a Good News story developing in the GWOT, it can be argued that the journalistic entity is conducting journalistic malpractice.

We have Medical Malpractice. We have Legal Malpractice and in recent times, we have Accounting Malpractice. I think we are due for some good old Journalistic Malpractice. It can be argued that such “cover ups” create a false perception, damaging morale within the Armed Forces and the American Public as a whole. A good attorney could have a Field Day second to none in this regard. Get a good Crash and Burn firm to lead the charge to hold the journalists to a standard to which they hold all others…except their moppets, naturally.

We in the New Media have shown that the Media Darlings are never held to as a higher plateau of honesty and integrity they demand so much of from others. It doesn’t mesh with their personal agendas or tenets of dishonesty.

Case in point: Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Where is theMain Stream Media”? A blog at ABC has some good coverage, does it not? Or, not.

TheMain StreamcoverageIS” “Ratherrelegated to the Boredom Pageswhy is that?

The self-vaunted “Main Stream Media” said that the rebels fled or Afghan Troops over-ran a rebel position and 50 rebels were killed where the truth is this: the Taliban was seriously routed, defeated and crushed by overwhelming and superior firepower.

Ace of Spades:

The US Military had a “temper tantrum,” I guess ABCNews would say.

A wonderful temper tantrum. “Hundreds killed,” not the 50 or so reported earlier. […]

[…] Now you may wonder why a major victory in the, ahem, “Forgotten War” (the first forgotten war Afghanistan, and not Forgotten War II, Iraq) isn’t being reported by the media.

It’s because they’re Patriots, buddy! They don’t want to leak out the sensitive intelligence to the Taliban that they just got their asses kicked unholy. They might not know yet, so keep it on the QT, all right?

All hail the Patriotic MSM for its discretion. Huzzah, sirs!

Thanks to dri.

IBD Editorials:

Coalition forces captured the Taliban’s biggest stronghold on Tuesday in a major military victory. Funny, isn’t it, how the good guys winning doesn’t make banner front-page headlines?

Musa Qala was the only town in the strategically vital Helmand province under Taliban control. The enemy had seized it in February after the collapse of a local truce between the British military and Afghan elders. But this week Afghan and NATO-led troops changed that by killing, wounding or capturing hundreds of Taliban fighters, including several commanders, in retaking the town.

On Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, U.S. infantry were participating in one of the biggest air assaults in Afghanistan since the toppling of the Taliban government a few weeks after 9/11. So many of the enemy were killed that Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi told reporters, “We are still busy collecting dead bodies from Musa Qala.” Azimi also said an important Taliban meeting in the mountains of Sangin and Musa Qala district was also bombed, resulting in many casualties. […]

[…] Far from just an important Taliban command post, Musa Qala was also a training base for both Afghan and foreign Islamist militants. Azimi has said hundreds of foreign terrorists had gathered there. That makes this week’s victory a big win in the global war on terror.

On top of that, though, is the fact that the town was home to as many as 70 heroin labs, profits from which were used to fund Taliban terrorism. Afghanistan makes over 90% of the world’s opium, more than half of which is grown in Helmand province. So chalk up a victory in the war on drugs, too. […]

[…] Major media outlets are only too happy to report things falling apart in Afghanistan, while Democrats just complain that Osama bin Laden hasn’t been caught yet. This week we saw all the signs of a major victory in the global war on terror, and a victory for freedom for the Afghan people. That’s nothing to be quiet about.

Simply amazing and, this DAV now has a burning hatred for the Leftinistra and their idgits in the now defunct and untrustworthy once Main Stream Media.

Yes. It is time for Journalistic Malpractice to become a reality.

Journalistic Malpractice: Crickets

~Snooper~

~Snooper~

When a theoretical Main Stream Media, as they like to be referred to as, purposefully “buries” a Good News story developing in the GWOT, it can be argued that the journalistic entity is conducting journalistic malpractice.

We have Medical Malpractice. We have Legal Malpractice and in recent times, we have Accounting Malpractice. I think we are due for some good old Journalistic Malpractice. It can be argued that such “cover ups” create a false perception, damaging morale within the Armed Forces and the American Public as a whole. A good attorney could have a Field Day second to none in this regard. Get a good Crash and Burn firm to lead the charge to hold the journalists to a standard to which they hold all others…except their moppets, naturally.

We in the New Media have shown that the Media Darlings are never held to as a higher plateau of honesty and integrity they demand so much of from others. It doesn’t mesh with their personal agendas or tenets of dishonesty.

Case in point: Musa Qala, Afghanistan. Where is theMain Stream Media”? A blog at ABC has some good coverage, does it not? Or, not.

TheMain StreamcoverageIS” “Ratherrelegated to the Boredom Pageswhy is that?

The self-vaunted “Main Stream Media” said that the rebels fled or Afghan Troops over-ran a rebel position and 50 rebels were killed where the truth is this: the Taliban was seriously routed, defeated and crushed by overwhelming and superior firepower.

Ace of Spades:

The US Military had a “temper tantrum,” I guess ABCNews would say.

A wonderful temper tantrum. “Hundreds killed,” not the 50 or so reported earlier. […]

[…] Now you may wonder why a major victory in the, ahem, “Forgotten War” (the first forgotten war Afghanistan, and not Forgotten War II, Iraq) isn’t being reported by the media.

It’s because they’re Patriots, buddy! They don’t want to leak out the sensitive intelligence to the Taliban that they just got their asses kicked unholy. They might not know yet, so keep it on the QT, all right?

All hail the Patriotic MSM for its discretion. Huzzah, sirs!

Thanks to dri.

IBD Editorials:

Coalition forces captured the Taliban’s biggest stronghold on Tuesday in a major military victory. Funny, isn’t it, how the good guys winning doesn’t make banner front-page headlines?

Musa Qala was the only town in the strategically vital Helmand province under Taliban control. The enemy had seized it in February after the collapse of a local truce between the British military and Afghan elders. But this week Afghan and NATO-led troops changed that by killing, wounding or capturing hundreds of Taliban fighters, including several commanders, in retaking the town.

On Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7, U.S. infantry were participating in one of the biggest air assaults in Afghanistan since the toppling of the Taliban government a few weeks after 9/11. So many of the enemy were killed that Afghan Defense Ministry spokesman Zahir Azimi told reporters, “We are still busy collecting dead bodies from Musa Qala.” Azimi also said an important Taliban meeting in the mountains of Sangin and Musa Qala district was also bombed, resulting in many casualties. […]

[…] Far from just an important Taliban command post, Musa Qala was also a training base for both Afghan and foreign Islamist militants. Azimi has said hundreds of foreign terrorists had gathered there. That makes this week’s victory a big win in the global war on terror.

On top of that, though, is the fact that the town was home to as many as 70 heroin labs, profits from which were used to fund Taliban terrorism. Afghanistan makes over 90% of the world’s opium, more than half of which is grown in Helmand province. So chalk up a victory in the war on drugs, too. […]

[…] Major media outlets are only too happy to report things falling apart in Afghanistan, while Democrats just complain that Osama bin Laden hasn’t been caught yet. This week we saw all the signs of a major victory in the global war on terror, and a victory for freedom for the Afghan people. That’s nothing to be quiet about.

Simply amazing and, this DAV now has a burning hatred for the Leftinistra and their idgits in the now defunct and untrustworthy once Main Stream Media.

Yes. It is time for Journalistic Malpractice to become a reality.

Busy Night in the Senate: War Funding Approved

The Washington Post has the sub headline of “Antiwar Democrats Rebuffed in 70-25 Vote” and in the article itself it goes through some of the votes that were agreed to and rejected last night on the Senate floor.

(Note: I will link to the Senate roll calls for the items as we go through them)

The Senate last night approved a $555 billion omnibus spending bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year, shortly after bowing to President Bush’s demand for $70 billion in unrestricted funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Democrats had vowed only weeks ago to withhold any Iraq-specific money unless strict timelines for troop withdrawal were established, but they instead chose, on a 70 to 25 vote, to remove what appeared to be the final obstacle to sending the spending bill to the White House, where Bush has indicated he will sign it. Senators then passed the omnibus bill, 76 to 17.

76 yeahs, 17 nays, Hatch(R-UT) voted present and there were six not voting, those were, Biden (D-DE), Clinton (D-NY), Dodd (D-CT), Feinstein (D-CA), McCain (R-AZ,) Obama (D-IL).

Roll call on the final $555 billion omnibus bill is here and the bill itself, should you wish to read it can be found here.

As Ed Morrisey points out, this $555 billion omnibus bill contains about 9,000 earmarks, hundreds of which were airdropped into it in conference and that the Democrats are hoping the pork will serve as a consolation prize to their anti-war activists that have once again been rebuffed.

In a last ditch effort (this time around) to surrender once again, an amendment offered by Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis), provide for the safe redeployment of United States troops from Iraq, was rejected with a vote of 24 to 71 and 5 not voting.

Roll call on that bill is here.

The text of that amendment (SA 3875) states:

SEC. __. SAFE REDEPLOYMENT OF UNITED STATES TROOPS FROM IRAQ.

(a) Transition of Mission.–The President shall promptly transition the mission of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq to the limited and temporary purposes set forth in subsection (d).

(b) Commencement of Safe, Phased Redeployment From Iraq.–The President shall commence the safe, phased redeployment of members of the United States Armed Forces from Iraq who are not essential to the limited and temporary purposes set forth in subsection (d). Such redeployment shall begin not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and shall be carried out in a manner that protects the safety and security of United States troops.

(c) Use of Funds.–No funds appropriated or otherwise made available under any provision of law may be obligated or expended to continue the deployment in Iraq of members of the United States Armed Forces after the date that is nine months after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d) Except for Limited and Temporary Purposes.–The prohibition under subsection (c) shall not apply to the obligation or expenditure of funds for the following limited and temporary purposes:

(1) To conduct targeted operations, limited in duration and scope, against members of al Qaeda and affiliated international terrorist organizations.

(2) To provide security for United States Government personnel and infrastructure.

(3) To provide training to members of the Iraqi Security Forces who have not been involved in sectarian violence or in attacks upon the United States Armed Forces, provided that such training does not involve members of the United States Armed Forces taking part in combat operations or being embedded with Iraqi forces.

(4) To provide training, equipment, or other materiel to members of the United States Armed Forces to ensure, maintain, or improve their safety and security.

That was followed by an amendment from Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), to express the sense of Congress on the transition of the missions of United States Forces in Iraq to a more limited set of missions as specified by the President on September 13, 2007, which was also rejected because with a 50 to 45 vote with 5 not voting it was 10 votes short of the 60 vote threshold needed to pass it without a filibuster.

The text of that amendment (SA 3876) states:

SEC. __. It is the sense of Congress that the missions of the United States Armed Forces in Iraq should be transitioned to the more limited set of missions laid out by the President in his September 13, 2007, address to the Nation, that is, to counterterrorism operations and training, equipping, and supporting Iraqi forces, in addition to the necessary mission of force protection, with the goal of completing that transition by the end of 2008.

Back to the Wapo article:

Republicans then moved to pass an amendment that would take $31 billion for Afghanistan operations — the only war-related funding in the House bill approved Monday — and add almost $40 billion. The entire sum would be allocated for Pentagon use for any operation in its anti-terrorism efforts.

On that vote, 48 Republicans were joined by 21 Democrats and one independent in supporting Iraq funds, with 23 Democrats, one independent and Sen. Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) opposed.

Roll call for that vote is here.

Those were not the only votes taken last night, at 11 pm they confirmed John Daniel Tinder, of Indiana, to be U.S. Circuit Judge with a vote of 93 to 0 with 7 not voting.

Reid also failed to get the votes needed in his last ditch attempt on a for the tax fix for the AMT, and the House has a vote scheduled for today to vote on a proposal to patch the AMT without paying for it, which would break the Democrats’ Pay-Go pledge not to approve any tax measure or mandatory spending increase that adds to the federal budget deficit.

In regards to the AMT, they could just reduce spending, Don Surber shows them how, but I guess that is a less acceptable option than breaking their Pay-Go promise.

Jay from Stop the ACLU says “Surrendercrats Surrender” and Merry Christmas.

Via Wake up America