“2006 is the Year of Planting, Pruning, and Building”


According to Hector Torres, 2006 will be a time of "… sowing and building. It is a great commission time to save the lost and to destroy the works of the devil, to be fruitful and multiply, and to exercise dominion."

This is a feel good Word in a period of time in which appearances should not make anyone feel good. What got my attention about this prophetic word is the portion toward the end speaking of Christ affecting the political realm. Traditionally American Christians have avoided mixing faith and politics.

Mixing faith and politics will be an essential feature of Christian Believers, not only in American, but across the planet. I sense this will forced on Christians because of the challenges of secular humanism, New Age thought and Mohammedanism. Those three movements preeminently use politics to achieve their ends. It is time for Christians to step up to the plate (prayerfully) and affect politics for the Kingdom of God.

Christians are citizens first of all of the Kingdom of God and secondly to the earthly nation to which they belong. We Christian live in this World but are not part of it. Christians are the salt that preserves and transforms people. Politics is a vehicle to that.

A warning though: Christians need to affect politics and not allow the worldliness of politics affect them. Politics is a vehicle best ridden with the Holy Spirit driving.
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"2006 is the Year of Planting, Pruning, and Building"
–Hector Torres
January 26, 2006

As I seek the Lord for direction to the ministry this year, I believe He is telling me that 2006 will be a year of beginnings. The year 2005 has concluded a time of testimony, grace, and rest. We are now entering a new time–a time of restitution of all things the enemy has withheld that have hindered the Church from entering into the fullness of the Kingdom.

The Church will step up from wanting to be blessed, to becoming an instrument of blessing to the nations. It will rise up to take its rightful position as an instrument of restoration and reconciliation. It will begin to enter into all phases needed for setting up the installation of the Kingdom of God on earth–a process of transformation of families, cities, and nations that will begin with a severe pruning from within the Church itself.

For these reasons, 2006 will be a key year in sowing and building. It is a great commission time to save the lost and to destroy the works of the devil, to be fruitful and multiply, and to exercise dominion.

How Building will be accomplished:

The apostolic and prophetic will be activated with understanding. God is raising up a generation of equippers that have come into the revelation of God’s purposes for the Church with concepts that have been revealed over the last 15 to 20 years. These equippers will activate the Church in the glorious manifestation of God’s authority and power. Apostolic and prophetic churches will be raised, as many of its leaders will flow in a new measure and evidence of the anointing and character of their lives.

City churches and national churches will begin to be built. This means that many mega churches will abandon their goals for church growth to make an emphasis on Kingdom growth. A vision for the transformation of cities, regions, and nations will begin to override and remove the denominational barriers that, up until now, have crippled the Church. Many of these churches will begin to work, as never before, towards a concept of true, Biblical unity in the Body of Christ.

God will begin to pour out unprecedented finances on these churches, leaders, and ministries as seeds for investing in a great harvest. Some will be prosperous in order to invest in the ministry and vision of others. Others will be blessed with the human and technological resources to enable them to work and build the Kingdom of God through the unity of His Body. We need to prepare and use the tools that God has given us to work for and with others of Kingdom vision.

Alliances and coalitions will be instrumental. Spiritual alliances will be formed that will NOT be personally, carnally, or selfishly motivated, nor will these alliances be looking for self-blessing or receiving, but to be a blessing to the cities and nations. This will release God’s visitation, as a kairos of God will be unleashed. In addition, these alliances will establish a sense of accountability, personal ethics, and integrity that will be observed by the unbelievers and restore a measure of trust from those within and without.

Independence and separation will be exposed, as the lack of Biblical humility and pride will be exposed in every facet of ministry. Many who operate without relational accountability will gradually lose their favor and anointing and, like the fig tree, will bear no fruit. This pruning will bring many to an understanding of the need for living, operating, and ministering in accountable relationships.

The Church will Need to Begin to Build Altars of Worship

A new dimension of social evangelism will begin to take its place of importance in the outreach of souls as the Church will focus on meeting the needs of the poor, the victims of injustice, the prisoners, the widows, and the orphans.

Pruning in the office of the prophet will begin. God will begin to raise up, build, train, equip, activate, and release a prophetic generation that will be unleashed on the churches to comfort, build, and edify the Church. Prophets will begin to find their rightful place in the Church, with a proper anointing, understanding of the times, and their calling. Prophets given to mysticisms without Biblical precedent and/or soulish prophetic words will be moved to correction or be removed from their office.

The Church will need to begin to build altars of worship–a new dimension of prophetic worship and warfare worship, inspired by the Spirit, where voices and instruments will flow into the Holy of Holies and to the very presence of the Living God.

Right now, instrumentalists and Psalmists are being prepared, many of them in the least expected places, that will begin to flow with an unprecedented anointing which will bring down the SHEKINAH and will open the heavens and release warfare authority to pull down territorial strongholds in cities, regions, and nations. Worship vigils, worship services, and worship events will unleash angelical armies to do warfare, as in the times of Daniel the prophet, against principalities and powers in heavenly places.

Political & Impresario Alliances will Rise Up

Political and impresario alliances will rise up. A new generation of politicians, businessmen, and professionals will begin to unite, strategize, and work together for the sake of the Kingdom. Many churches will begin to understand the need for their involvement in politics and business in order to positively influence the economy and government of cities, regions, and nations.

There will be a surge in the desire to actively be involved and placed in these areas of society in order to become influencers and spokespeople. They will be moved to become a part of (but will need to keep themselves from being contaminated by) the pursuits of worldly success–Mammon or Egypt. God will choose from among these people to raise up Daniel’s, Joseph’s, Nehemiah’s, and Esther’s–those that are proven to be faithful, humble, ethical, and of integrity.

For the Lord would say,

"I am preparing My Church to be without spot or wrinkle. My judgment will begin within My Church, and I will be pleased with the final result. I am building My Church, and many are laboring in vain because My Kingdom is not their vision, goal, or desire. It is a time for building, reforming, restoring, and planting. My desire is to see My glory manifested through My Church, that the world may see."

"Birth pains, shakings, civil wars, and rumors of wars are here. Violence will erupt in many nations this year as My Kingdom suffers violence. In Latin America, My harvest will be great, but the opposition will be fierce. Some nations will see major bloodshed, and some will see reconciliation and SHALOM."

by Hector Torres
Hispanic International Ministries Inc.
PO Box 1483
Queen Creek, AZ 85242

Source: The Elijah List Email.

A Reform Minded GOP Majority Leader


With the leftists in Texas going after Tom DeLay, the GOP finds itself in a situation in which a new Majority Leader needs to be chosen.
 
Republicans need to find someone that is tough and can project a moral image. It was America’s Christian voters that gave Republicans a majority in both Houses of Congress. For the conservative Republicans to retain that majority they need to convince voters they are committed to moral foundations. I assure you the Democrats will exploit the appearance of impropriety even though morality is the least of the Democratic Party commitments.
 
Instapundit offers a couple of GOP choices for Majority Leader. (Thanks for the heads up Michelle Malkin.)
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Instapundit.com

January 27, 2006

 

SHADEGG FOR MAJORITY LEADER: I won’t call this an "endorsement," because that’s pretentious. I’m just a blogger, and not somebody in a position to issue endorsements.

But it seems to me that the GOP would be very wise to choose John Shadegg to replace Tom Delay as Majority Leader. Blunt, despite some reformist comments, is basically the candidate of business-as-usual. Boehner seems a bit better, but not tremendously different. Shadegg is the only one who seems like a plausible agent for reform, and it’s going to be hard to persuade people who would like to see the GOP get back to its small-government, clean-Congress 1994 roots that there’s any chance of that if they choose a business-as-usual Majority Leader.

Of course, that’s only a start. As Daniel Henninger makes clear, there’s also a structural problem:

Poll after poll says the public thinks both parties are equally corrupt. It depends, of course, on what the meaning of corruption is. If by corrupt you mean lobbyist sleaze, quid pro quo, the pork barrel, earmarks to nowhere and grossing out even the public’s generally low expectations, then yes, both parties are equally corrupt.

But it gets worse. Congress legislated the system that now exists. Congress planted the seeds back in the ’70s for what is revolting you now with two enactments–the Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 and the 1974 amendments to the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. Both were marketed as reforms.

The first law turned political Washington into a trillion-dollar industry camouflaged as the federal budget. The second ensured that sitting members of Congress and K Street lobbyists would become the entrenched management of that industry. Compared to this, Enron is a kindergarten game.

He’s right, and there’s a chapter (entitled "The Big Bang") in The Appearance of Impropriety that discusses this at considerable length. But it’s also true that to fix this requires people at the top who want to fix it. Shadegg seems much more likely to deliver these results than either Blunt or Boehner.

UPDATE: N.Z. Bear thinks that Shadegg is the guy, too.

Bishop Lauds New Prime Minister’s Use of “God Bless Canada”


The liberals in Canada must squirming somewhat like they did in 2000 in America. I wonder if (neoconservative) Prime Minister Stephen Harper will receive the same MSM hatred that President Bush has received. My guess is that will happen. I hope Harper’s PR guys have examined President Bush to learn how to deal with liberals and the leftist MSM.
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Lifesite.net
January 25, 2006
By Gudrun Schultz
 
The Name of God is Back in Canadian Politics

CALGARY, Alberta, January 25, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The name of God was heard on the lips of a Canadian political leader Monday night, in an unheard-of departure from the recent status quo in Canada. Conservative leader Stephen Harper ended his election victory speech with the words "God Bless Canada."

The use of that phrase indicates a significant departure from the policies of the Liberal government, which has ruthlessly expunged any mention of God from the public sphere during the 12 years they have been in power.

Bishop Frederick Henry of the Calgary Diocese told LifeSiteNews today that he was "greatly encouraged by [Stephen Harper’s] brief statement of prayer."

"Too many of our politicians and public figures have been inclined to be almost apologetic for professing their religious belief in God and their values," said Bishop Henry, who has been an outspoken defender of religious freedom in Canada. "Mr. Harper’s comment dove-tails perfectly with his call for government accountability and integrity, as ultimate accountability will be to God."

Under the Liberal government, mention of Christ and Christian prayer has been forbidden at official government-sponsored ceremonies. At the massive memorial service for victims of September 2001’s terrorist attack on New York City, held on Parliament Hill, no prayer was permitted. Religious leaders, although present from many different faiths and denominations, were not acknowledged nor asked to participate in the ceremony.

The same was true for the memorial service held for the victims of Swissair flight 111, which crashed off Peggy’s Cove in 1998. Church leaders were prevented from mentioning Jesus Christ or offering Christian prayers in the official service held for the victims’ families.

Bishop Henry said Mr. Harper’s reference to God reflected Canada’s history as a nation and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom (Constitution Act, 1982), which begins "Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law…"

The first fundamental freedom listed under the Charter is the freedom of conscience and religion. The second is freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression.
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Here is an interesting link demonstrating the power of secular humanism attacking Canada: Canada’s Governor-General Designate Refuses to Swear on Bible.

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After The “Palestinian” Election, Now What.


This is a perspective from Jerry Golden, a Messianic Christian living in Jerusalem. Brother Golden’s point is that the (so-called) Palestinian Arabs do not want or desire peace. Europeans and liberal Americans are under the delusion that the typical Palestinian wanted to live a peaceful life. Jerry Golden points out the recent Palestinian elections disprove that theory.
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By Jerry Golden
1/26/06
 

For years I’ve been hearing Israelis and the International Community say, the average “Palestinian” really wants peace, and that they are just normal people who want to get along and make a living like the rest of us.  Well we can put that lie to rest.  What this “Palestinian” election proves beyond any doubt is these people want nothing but the destruction of Israel at any cost.  Peace is not part of their Islamic Jihad thinking.  There isn’t one “Palestinian” who didn’t understand that a vote for Hamas was a vote for continued terrorism towards Israel.  That more suicide bombers and car bombs along with more advanced warfare will be the order of the day from now on.  Out of 132 seats in the PA, 76 will now belong be Hamas, that means they will not need to form a coalition for they are the majority in control of the PA. 

 

The first thing I heard today on Israeli TV was a remark from a Hamas Leader, you could hear in the back ground the Arabic “Itbach al Juhud” (Slaughter the Jews) he said there will be no negotiation with Israel and they will not give up their arms, that this is a new day for “Palestine”. 

I then read about the new Fatah-al Aqsa missile they now have thanks to the open borders with Egypt.  This missile has a 27 kilometer range, putting all of Ashkelon in serious danger.

Not only can this weapon when fired from Gaza hit the major city of Ashkelon but others like Netivot, Ofakim, and all of the smaller Jewish town just north of Be’er Sheva the largest city in the Negev.  It is a Russian made (of course) Grad 121mm.  It is also known that many shoulder held heat-seeking ground to air missiles (Russian made of course) are now in the hands of Hamas as well as in the hands of terrorists in Samaria and Judea putting commercial airliners in danger.  With the Gaza/Egyptian border open for all weapons to come in, we now find that not only al-Qaida is making a very strong presence in Gaza but the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood who are affiliated with the Wahbadi [sic] out of Saudi Arabia, this is a very dangerous mixture of Islamic fanatics. 

 

One thing is certain this is a sad day for the Arab’s who call themselves “Palestinians” and an even sadder day for Israel and the rest of the civilized world.  For peace took a back seat to Islamic terrorism and the near future for this region just got a lot darker.  The question is now when will the fireworks begin?  My guess is we won’t have to wait very long to find out.  What we now have in Gaza and the so-called West Bank (Judea and Samaria) are terrorists who will take their orders from Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt.  And the money will pour in for the terrorists while the average Arab who voted for Hamas will suffer more than they ever thought possible before it is over.   The US, EU and others will now have to make the decision to support a PA controlled by a Terrorist organization or turn their backs on the “Palestinian” people, and why not they over whelming voted for Hamas as their leader.

 

To add insult to injury we here in Israel have a Government gearing up for an election and is itself in transition, with an acting Prime Minister who belongs in one of the liberal Parties, or better said has taken over where Sharon left off in forming a far left Party behind the lie of being in the Center.  Something no one is talking about is that the Hamas victory is a direct result of the Bush/Sharon Disengagement as is the military build up of Terrorists in Gaza.  So it is fair to say that the coming war is also a direct result of the Disengagement. 

 

No one really knows what the next few days or weeks will bring us here in Israel but I don’t know anyone who is optimistic about it.  It’s easy to say as a Believer living in the US or elsewhere Praise God for it brings the day of our deliverance closer and the coming of the Messiah is at hand. But to be living in the shadow of possible attacks and destruction daily can begin to take a toll on you, if you don’t keep your eyes on God’s calling on your life.  It has a way of separating the strong from the weak, and the truly strong who have walked with the Lord for many years know their strength comes not from their courage but from God.  And you begin to see who will be around to hold up their end when the chips fall.  I know many Believers in this land and I can tell you that most of them haven’t come to the reality of what is about to happen yet. 

 

I must admit something to you my major concern is not the coming violence and wars, but the possibility of not being ready to fulfill the mission given to us.  That if we should fail the real suffering will come to those we couldn’t reach to help.  I will give a couple of links [Actually I am only posting one of Jerry’s links.] for those who haven’t read them.  http://www.thegoldenreport.com/asp/jerrysnewsmanager/anmviewer.asp?a=1000

This is from an email list that I am on.

Senator Hillary Claims Bush Explanation is Bogus


Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton called President Bush’s explanations for eavesdropping on domestic conversations without warrants "strange" and "far-fetched" Wednesday in blistering criticism ahead of the president’s State of the Union address.

This quote from a CNN story truly astounds me. Hillary was an active and powerful First Lady under hubby President Clinton. I am assuming therefore that Hillary was fully cognizant of the Echelon program established during President Clinton’s terms of office. The Echelon program is described thus:
 

ECHELON attempts to capture staggering volumes of satellite, microwave, cellular and fiber-optic traffic, including communications to and from North America. This vast quantity of voice and data communications are then processed through sophisticated filtering technologies. This massive surveillance system apparently operates with little oversight.

 

 

 The American Thinker actually shows how liberal rags like NY Times and the Washington Post rarely complained about Clinton usage of Echelon. Indeed, the NY Times actually defended the use of Echelon during Clinton Administration.

 

Of course Senator Hillary has the MSM to still back her up. It is doubtful that any MSM outlet will ask questions as to how President Hubby used Echelon to spy on Americans.  Is there Judicial outrage over Clinton using Echelon?

 

I mean Clinton was aware of the Islamofascists certainly because of Echelon. I am guessing Senator Hillary is just looking for an MSM sound byte because she is hardly the person to judge the legitimacy of taking down war criminals such as the Islamofascists.

 

 

 

Islam Means Deception


George Weinert made this comment at my other blog: SlantRight.
George does not pull any punches on his opinion about Mohammedanism. He even uses their own pseudo-scriptures against them to demonstrate the intrinsic evil that Mohammedanism. Anyway I will let George speak for himself:
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Islam Means Deception
By George M Weinert V
Monday, January 23, 2006 Chicago, IL

Mohammed the Pedophile Prophet is notorious for his statement that "War is Deception". Mo was a brilliant criminal mastermind who understood the miscreant psychology of the Bedouin raiders he relied on quite well and knew that many Arabs are naturally dishonest. The murderous band of raiders that Mo relied on to murder and conquer in the name of his new Ideology of Terror responded well to an invitation to lie in the name of power, sex and money since, like many Arabs, they were born liars and career criminals.

We shall ignore the pusillanimity and political correctness of the liberal mainstream media in America and proceed to delve ever deeper into the criminal genius of the Mass Murderer, Pervert and Demon who is known as Mohammed – the Holy Prophet of Islam:

Bukhari:V7B67N427 "The Prophet said, ‘If I take an oath and later find something else better than that, then I do what is better and expiate my oath.’"

YOU CAN LIE WHEN IT BECOMES CONVENIENT!

Koran 9:3 "Allah and His Messenger dissolve obligations."

Mo can abrogate any promise or oath (and did) when shows a profit.

Koran 66:1 "Allah has already sanctioned for you the dissolution of your vows."

Allah the Talking Rock God has already sanctioned Muslim lies.

Bukhari:V4B52N268 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘War is deceit.’"

This verse is NOTORIOUS in WORLD HISTORY.

Koran 4:142 "Surely the hypocrites strive to deceive Allah. He shall retaliate by deceiving them."

Allah, a "God" will strike back by deceiving men – got that? A ‘GOD’ WHO LIES – WHO IS THE FATHER OF ALL LIES?

Bukhari:V7B71N661 "Magic was worked on Allah’s Apostle and he was bewitched so that he began to imagine doing things which in fact, he had not done."

Mo imagined a lot of things – and magic in fact plays an important role in Islam today as it did during the 7th century. Though Muslims assert that Islam is "Monotheistic" it incorporates many elements of paganism, including worship of demons and the use of magic spells (this known in Dar al Islam as ‘modern medicine’)

Bukhari:V6B60N8 "Umar said, ‘Our best Koran reciter is Ubai. And in spite of this, we leave out some of his statements because Allah’s Apostle himself said, "Whatever verse or revelation We abrogate or cause to be forgotten We bring a better one."

The Islamic doctrine of Abrogation in the Koran ABROGATES ISLAM ITSELF! Even if the litterateur/theologian accepts the oxymoronic notion that GOD ALWAYS CHANGES HIS MIND – WHICH OPINION IS THEN CORRECT? I.E. When one verse FORBIDS MURDER but another CONDONES AND IN FACT PRAISES IT – WHICH VERSE IS CORRECT? Islamic "Scholars" 1 never can supply a satisfactory answer to this endless enigma.

Koran 33:11 "In that situation the Believers were sorely tried and shaken as by a tremendous shaking. And behold! The Hypocrites and those in whose hearts is a disease said: ‘Allah and His Messenger promised us nothing but delusion; they have promised only to deceive us."

Allah is a lovely Talking Rock God – is he not? Note once again that Allah has promised to lie – this is a ‘God"?

Koran 33:14 "Say: Flight will not avail you if you flee from death, killing, or slaughter. In that case you will not be allowed to enjoy yourselves but a little while. Say, ‘Who will screen you, saving you from Allah if he intends to harm and injure you?’"

THE MUSLIMS WILL FIND AND KILL YOU! NOWHERE TO RUN – NOWHERE TO HIDE – YOU WILL LIVE IN TERROR!

Koran 33:21 "You have in (Muhammad) the Messenger of Allah a beautiful pattern of conduct for any one to follow."

DECEPTION IS THIS BEAUTIFUL PATTERN – see dummy?

Koran 74:31 "We have appointed nineteen angels to be the wardens of the Hell Fire. We made a stumbling-block for those who disbelieve and We have fixed their number as a trial for unbelievers in order that the people of the Book may arrive with certainty, and that no doubts may be left for the people of the Book, those in whose hearts is a disease. And for those to whom the Scripture Book has been given, and the believers, there should be no doubt. The unbelievers may say, ‘What does the Lord intend by this?’ The Lord will lead astray whomever He pleases, and He will guide whomever He pleases: and none can know the armies of your Lord except He, and this is no other than a warning to mankind."

The Angels of Islam GUARD THE FIRES OF HELL – some ANGELS – note that Allah the Talking Rock God will ‘will lead astray whomever He pleases’ – huh? GOD WILL LEAD YOU ASTRAY? ONLY SATAN LEADS YOU ASTRAY!

Koran 74:52 "Each one of them wants to be given scrolls of revelation spread out! No! By no means! Nay, this is an admonishment. Let them keep it in remembrance! But they will not heed unless the Lord wants them to. He is the fountain of fear."

TERROR IS THE FOUNDATION OF ISLAM – this is critical to understanding Islam. While God/Jehovah/Yaweh is pure Love – ALLAH IS TOTAL FEAR – TERROR!

Bukhari:V2B24N555 "I heard the Prophet say, ‘Allah hates for you for asking too many questions.’"

Allah the Talking Rock God HATES PEOPLE – rather odd for a "God" who is ‘Kind. Merciful and Benevolent" no? Allah hates no one since Allah is nothing but a large rock – THE PEDOPHILE PROPHET MOHAMMED HATES THE WORLD! (we shall ignore the poor grammar that typifies the Koran for now)

Koran 92:8 "We will make smooth for him the path to misery."

GEE THANKS DUDE! You’re gonna make my misery smooth – HOW CONSIDERATE OF YOU that’s just what I always wanted!

Ishaq:519 "Hajjaj said to the Apostle, ‘I have money scattered among the Meccan merchants, so give me permission to go and get it.’ Having got Muhammad’s permission, he said, ‘I must tell lies.’ The Apostle said, ‘Tell them.‘"

WAR IS DECEPTION – Jewish and Christian children are taught "Thou Shall not Lie" – Muslims are TAUGHT TO LIE TO GET MONEY! (what do we call this folks?)

Koran 47:24 "Do they not understand the Koran? Nay, on the hearts there are locks preventing them from understanding."

HONEST PEOPLE WITH INTEGRITY CANNOT UNDERSTAND THE KORAN AT ALL.

Ishaq:548 "By Allah, the black mass has spread. Abu Bakr said, ‘There is not much honesty among people nowadays.’"

The "Black Mass"is a.) the Nation of Islam or b.) devil worship

Koran 5:41 "Whomever Allah wants to deceive you cannot help. Allah does not want them to know the truth because he intends to disgrace them and then torture them."

Allah the Talking Rock God intends to disgrace them and then torture them! This is NO GOD – THIS IS SATAN!

Koran 5:101 "Believers! Do not ask questions about things which if made plain and declared to you, may vex you, causing you trouble." Koran 5:102 "Some people before you did ask such questions, and on that account they lost their faith and became disbelievers."

If you dare question Islam you will be beaten or killed – YOU MUST BLINDLY SUBMIT!

Ishaq:567 "Muhammad informed Umar [the second Caliph], and he called the Prophet a liar."

AT LEAST SOMEONE WAS RIGHT!

Bukhari:V6B60N662 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Some eloquent speech is as effective as magic.’"

MAGIC! Yes, Muslims believe in magic and many have CRYSTAL BALLS!

Tabari VI:110 "When Muhammad brought a revelation from Allah canceling what Satan had cast on the tongue of His Prophet, the Quraysh said, ‘Muhammad has repented of [reneged on] what he said concerning the position of our gods with Allah. He has altered [the bargain] and brought something else.’ Those two phrases which Satan had cast on Muhammad’s tongue of were in the mouth of every polytheist. The Messenger said, ‘I have fabricated things against Allah and have imputed to Him words which He has not spoken.’"

This is a bit complicated but put simply – Muslims contend that some of the verses in the Koran were authored by Satan – cast in the words of Mohammed – these are known as the "Satanic verses" (you may be familiar with this via Simon Rushdtie and the Ayatollah Khomeini’s Death Sentence for his book "The Satanic Verses") 2 – WHY WOULD MUSLIMS CONTINUE TO USE A "HOLY" BOOK THAT THEY THEMSELVES ADMIT IS AT LEAST PARTIALLY THE WORK OF THE DEVIL? (this Is another question that Islamic scholars can never seem to answer in a cogent fashion)

Koran 40:32 "O my People! I fear a Day when there will be mutual wailing. No one shall defend you against Allah. Any whom Allah causes to err, there is no guide. That is how Allah leads the skeptic astray."

OK NOW THIS IS TOTAL INSANITY! THE MUSLIMS HAVE TO BE ‘DEFENDED" AGAINST THE TALKING ROCK GOD ALLAH! Man, these guys have great dope!

Koran 2:9 "They deceive Allah and those who believe, but they only deceive themselves, and realize (it) not! In their hearts is a disease; and Allah has increased their disease. Grievous is the painful doom they (incur) because they (lie)."

WOAH! HOW CAN A "GOD" BE DECEIVED??!?!? Again, this is non-sensical – BUT A TALKING ROCK CAN EASILY BE FOOLED NO?

Koran 8:30 "Remember how the unbelievers plotted against you (Muhammad). They plotted, and Allah too had arranged a plot; but Allah is the best schemer." Ishaq:323 "I am the best of plotters. I deceived them with My guile so that I delivered you from them."

Allah the Talking Rock God schemes and deceives – ALLAH IS THE MANIFESTATION OF SATAN – but there is no "Allah" at all – this trash is merely the evil hallucinations of the murderous Pedophile Prophet Mohammed ad nauseum.

Koran 8:71 "If they try to deceive you, remember they have deceived Allah before."

THERE YOU GO AGAIN DUMBARSE! How can a "God" be deceived – especially is he is "All Knowing and All Powerful"? Another one they never answer.

Ishaq:365/Tabari VII:94 "Muhammad bin Maslamah said, ‘O Messenger, we shall have to tell lies.’ ‘Say what you like,’ Muhammad replied. ‘You are absolved, free to say whatever you must.’"

MUSLIMS ARE INSTRUCTED BY THEIR ‘PROPHET" TO LIE! They listened well and far too many are still listening.

Bukhari:V5B59N369 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?’ Thereupon Muhammad bin Maslamah got up saying, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like me to kill him?’ The Prophet said, ‘Yes,’ Maslamah said, ‘Then allow me to say false things in order to deceive him.’ The Prophet said, ‘You may say such things.’"

Ok – the "Holy Prophet" of Islam says "IT IS OK TO LIE SO YOU CAN KILL!" – they call this A RELIGION?

Koran 61:5 "Moses said: ‘O my people, why do you annoy and insult me, when you well know I am Allah’s Messenger?’ Then when they turned away, Allah caused them to be deceived."

THERE IS NO RECORD OF MOSES EVERY SAYING ANYTHING LIKE THIS in OVER 2,500 years of Hebrew Scriptures. Muslims contend that these scriptuers have been ‘altered’ and the original verses changed – that means that thousands of scrolls, parchments, and books dating back to as early as 120 A.D. have all been changed in hundreds of locations throughout the Jewish and Christian world. And if you believe that, I’ve got some nice swampland in Florida for sale…………..

Bukhari:V4B52N233 "Allah’s Apostle forbade the people to travel to a hostile country carrying copies of the Koran. [He said:] Unbelievers will never understand our signs and revelations."

Allah’s Pedophile Prophet could never have done this at all – THE KORAN WAS NOT PUT INTO WRITTEN FORM UNTIL AT LEAST 100 YEARS AFTER MO’S DEATH FROM SYPHILIS – The KORAN DID NOT EVEN EXIST DURING THE LIFE OF MOHAMMED.

Ishaq:248 "Allah increases their sickness. A tormented doom awaits the Jews. Allah said, ‘They are mischief makers. They are fools. The Jews deny the truth and contradict what the Apostle has brought. I will mock them and let them continue to wander blindly.’"

Mohammed envied the money and power of the Jews and his hatred for them is unequaled in the history of the world. Sadly, most Muslims are taught this evil hatred from birth and want nothing more than to KILL THE JEWS!

Bukhari:V4B52N147 "Allah’s Apostle said, ‘A man may seem as if he were practicing the deeds of Paradise while in fact he is from the people of Hell.’"

IT TAKES ONE TO KNOW ONE – EH MO?

Koran 13:27 "Say, ‘God leads whosoever He wills astray.’"

OK! THIS IS ABSURD! A "God" who is ‘All knowing, All Powerful, Merciful and Benevolent" LEADS PEOPLE ASTRAY – Allah is NO GOD – ALLAH IS SATAN – THE FATHER OF LIES! (but remember that ALLAH IS A ROCK – this gibberish is the psychotic rambling the mass murderer and master thief Mohammed)

Koran 3:24 "They have been deceived by the lies they have themselves fabricated; their religion has deceived them."

Mo was obsessed with Deception – does this tell you something?

Ishaq:397 "Then Allah said, ‘It is not for any prophet to deceive."

REALLY?!?!? Then WHY WAS MOHAMMED SO FOND OF DECEPTION?

Ishaq:442 "By Muhammad’s order we beguiled them."

Beguiling is sophisticated deception, right?

Tabari VIII:23 "The Messenger and his Companions continued in the fear and distress that Allah has described in the Koran. Then Nu’aym came to the Prophet. ‘I ‘ve become a Muslim, but my tribe does not know of my Islam; so command me whatever you will.’ Muhammad said, ‘Make them abandon each other if you can so that they will leave us; for war is deception.’"

WAR IS DECEPTION!

There you have it class – STRAIGHT FROM THE CAMEL’S MOUTH!

If you are ready to dismiss the disingenuous sophistry of the narrow "etymological" arguments propounded by the Muslim apologists and their Islamic partners in crime the conclusion is merely the ineluctable result of rational thinking – The moral of today’s lesson –

NEVER TRUST A MUSLIM!

Let us Pray:

St. Michael, the Archangel, Defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And do Thou, O heavenly host, through the Power of God, THRUST INTO HELL SATAN, and all the EVIL SPIRITS THAT PROWL ABOUT THE WORLD SEEKING THE RUIN OF SOULS AMEN.

Fear not, for I am with you. I have called you by name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I shall be with you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flames scorch you. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." Isaiah 43:1b-3a

Remember MOHAMMED The obliterator."! (nickname given by Tabari)

"I say to our enemies: We are coming. God may have mercy on you, but we won’t."

WE NEED INTERNMENT CAMPS FOR THE MUSLIM TERRORISTS NOW!

WE MUST FIGHT SIR, I SAY WE MUST FIGHT! – John Payne, 1775

Praise the Lord and God Bless America,
Zionist/Infidel/Neocon/Crusader/Jew/Kafir
George M Weinert V

The Road to Tehran… Assad’s fall will have a domino effect.


The Shi’ite axis of Islamofascism is coalescing into a deluded unit of violence. We are talking Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and any various shi’ite terrorists under the financial aegis of Mahdi crazed Iran. Statistically this group has to know on paper there is nothing but death and destruction to be gained. So what is the end game the Islamofascists are attempting to visualize?

For Iran it is backword spirituality fomented by the delusions that if world conflageration is intiated, then the hidden 12th Imam – the Mahdi – will come to deliver Mohammedanism. This Imam is the last bloodline descendant of none other than the Grand Pubah himself – Mohammed. Shi’ites believe he is the Messiah like figure that will unite Mohammedanism (and the Sunnis whether they like or not) to bring world peace so-to-speak. I say "so-to-speak" because this envisioned Mohammedan world state of peace is actually a totalitarian fascist death cult that will command absolute allegiance or off with your heads. This is not exactly a peaceful situation ladened with rights and liberty for non-Mohammedans. It is a Mohammedan uberman dream that belittles the rest of humanity.
I have gleened this from my other blogs: Slantright and related material at SlantRight.com.

Enough of my personal opinion, read Michael Ledeen:
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Michael Ledeen
1/23/06
NRO

The Syrian-Iranian terror alliance goes back a long time, at least to the mid-1980s, when Hezbollah was created to wage terror war against American and French forces in Lebanon. There was a neat division of labor: Syria controlled the territory, and Iran ran the organization. Hezbollah’s murderous successes are legendary, from the suicide bombings against the French and American Marine barracks to a similar operation against the American embassy, all in Beirut, to massive bombings of Jewish targets in Argentina. That alliance remains intact, and provides the base of the terror war in Iraq today.

So it should not have surprised anyone that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad flew to Damascus last Thursday to meet with Bashar Assad, nor was it surprising that among his entourage were key Iranian officials in charge of Hezbollah, probably including the operational leader, Imad Mughniyah. And in case our Middle East analysts were in doubt about the mission of the Iran-Syria partnership, a suicide bomber struck in Tel Aviv at about the same time Ahmadinejad and Assad were meeting.

A Weakening Grip
Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian blogger presently in the United States, summed up the intent of the two leaders as follows:

And so it happened just like we knew it would. Iranian President Ahmadinejad has just announced the formation of new alliance including Syria, Iran, rejectionist Palestinian groups, and Shia factions in Lebanon (in other words: Hezbollah).

The die seems to have finally been cast. The Shia Crescent has just been formalized and reconfigured into a living and breathing entity, with its own network of supports from among the secular nationalist movements and extremist Sunni groups, which simply have no other means of support at this stage.

The Iranians are concerned at signs of cracks in the edifice of the Assad regime, and are at pains to remind the Syrians that the destinies of the two tyrannical regimes are closely linked, and they must continue to make a common front against the destabilizing revolutionary forces unleashed on the region by the United States. Assad is now famously under pressure from unexpectedly honest U.N. investigations into the assassination of Rafik Hariri in Lebanon, and that pressure has intensified after the defection of former Vice President Abdel-Halim Khaddam, now openly calling for regime change in Damascus. Things are also a bit dicey for Assad in Lebanon, where there have been many calls for disarming Hezbollah.

Assad had been hinting that he would be willing to cooperate with investigators, provided he and his family were given immunity, but the Bush administration has rejected any such deals, as Vice President Dick Cheney emphasized on his recent sortie to Saudi Arabia and Egypt, both of whom had given signs of willingness to compromise. But following the Cheney trip, both governments took a tough line, and even Amr Moussa, the head of the Arab League and a man who has given new meaning to the concept of appeasement of tyrants, said there would be no leniency with the murderers of Hariri. To add an exclamation point to this welcome show of American seriousness, the Treasury froze the bank accounts of the head of Syrian military intelligence, Bashar’s brother-in-law, Assef Shawkat.

In short, the Assad family’s grip on Syria is weakening, and this is welcome news indeed, both for the long-suffering Syrian people and for us. The Iranians are obviously desperate to keep Assad in power, and Hezbollah armed to the teeth. Should things go the other way, Iran would lose its principal ally in the war against us in Iraq. As is their wont, the Iranians have been paying others to do much of their dirtiest work, and they have awarded Assad tens of millions of dollars’ worth of oil, as well as cash subsidies, to cover the costs of recruiting, training and transporting young jihadis, who move from Syria into the Iraqi battle space (and, according to Jane’s, a serious publication, the Iranians have also sent some of their WMDs to Assad for safekeeping). That deadly flow has been considerably reduced in recent months, thanks to an extended campaign waged by U.S. and Iraqi forces in Anbar Province, and further along the Iraq/Syria border. The Syrians have accordingly sent radical Islamists into Lebanon, perhaps to link up with Hezbollah in a new jihad against Israel.

Should the jihadist traffic into Iraq and Lebanon cease, we and the Iraqis would be free to concentrate our attention on the Iranian border, especially in the oil-rich south, where Revolutionary Guards forces are very active, both to contain the anti-regime rage of the Ahwaz Arabs on the Iranian side of the border, and to infiltrate the Iraqi side, both in support of Zarqawi’s terror network, and to agitate for an Islamic republic in the Shiite region around Basra. The Iranians have been hyperactive in that area ever since the fall of Saddam, and it would be a very good thing to start to turn the tables on them. For, just as many Iraqi oil fields, and millions of Iraqi Shiites, are vulnerable to Iranian maneuver, the reverse is also true: the bulk of the Iranian oil fields, and millions of Iranians, are vulnerable. And the strategic balance is definitely in our favor.

The population of the Iranian oil region is largely Arab, and they have been brutally oppressed and ethnically cleansed by the mullahs. Tehran has gobbled up thousands of square kilometers of land on the pretext of building industrial parks or expanding military facilities, and the locals have been protesting on and off for many months. As I wrote last week, the regime is so nervous about disorder in the spinal cord of the Iranian economy that they sent Lebanese Hezbollahis and members of the Badr Corps (Shiites of Iraqi origin trained in Iran for the past two decades and then sent into Iraq to fight the Coalition).

In short, the Iranians have a lot to worry about, regardless of whether or not they have atomic bombs. Indeed, as I have long argued, the mullahs have made an enormous strategic miscalculation by going all-out for nukes, because it has made regime change in Iran an absolute imperative for the West. The closer they get to their first nuclear test, the closer the mullahs approach judgement day, and not in the way the fanatics around Khamenei and Ahmadinejad believe. They will not face the 12th Imam, but the harsh condemnation of their own people.

The mullahs have long seen this threat, and indeed the elevation of Ahmadinejad was a desperate throw of the dice to quash any and all revolutionary forces in the country. In recent weeks, Tehran forced the government of Dubai to cancel all live satellite TV broadcasts in the Persian language. Just a year ago, the mullahs had similarly intimidated the Dutch government, even though parliament in the Hague had appropriated funds for the project. In a little noted sequence of events, the Dutch won some big contracts in Iran shortly thereafter, and the Bush administration fined Dutch banks to the tune of eighty million euros for embargo-busting (do you ever wonder, as I do, that this tasty information has to be gleaned from Rooz Online?).

This is the usual practice of insecure tyrants (whose sense of doom is demonstrated by the ongoing exodus of money and talent from the country). They cannot risk the consequences of honest news reaching their people, and they run around like little mad hatters, sticking their thumbs in every crack in their ideological dykes. They are now shutting down NGOs, which, according to the hard-line publication Qods, the interior ministry accuses of planning to overthrow the regime. The mullahs want Islamic organizations, not independent ones, which might support civil liberties or elementary human rights. They want a total monopoly on the flow of information inside the Islamic republic.

Power to the People
This situation is tailor-made for the Bush administration, if only it will support the Iranian people against the mullahs, and the Syrian people against the Assads. The Iranian people see the desperation of their rulers, and honest broadcasts into Iran will be welcome indeed. Support for the Ahwaz Arabs — provided we take care to stress that we have no interest in any separatist impulses, but seek to support all Iranians who wish to exercise their human rights — would also have considerable impact, as would support for the bus drivers’ organization, recently savaged by the regime, which has thus far received moral support only from Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa. Perhaps the Labor Department might say a few words about the suppression of workers’ organizations in Iran? And, for those millions of Iranians who do not fear the consequences of seeking the truth, we should be providing the tools of modern communications: phones, servers, laptops, phone cards, and so forth.

Meanwhile, we must increase our support for freedom in Syria. There are several new political organizations calling for Syrian freedom. Predictably, most of the organizers live outside the shadow of Assad’s thumb, but they have held recent meetings in Europe with a surprising number of Syrian citizens, they are beginning to broadcast into the country, and many entrails and tea leaves suggest far more support for democratic revolution than the cynical old guys at State and CIA had believed possible. The administration should embrace all such organizations — it is not for us to pick Bashar’s successor, that is the kind of old-Europe tactics best left to the futile Cartesian scheming of the Quai D’Orsay — and press hard for pulling the military fangs of Hezbollah, the sooner the better.

You can be sure that, as Assad collapses, the reverberations will reach Baghdad and Tehran. The Iraqis will gain the security they desperately need in order to advance their brave democratic project. And the Iranians, turbaned and bare-headed alike, will see the hour of their own freedom draw ever closer.

It sure beats drawing up a list of bombing targets, doesn’t it?

— Michael Ledeen, an NRO contributing editor, is most recently the author of The War Against the Terror Masters. He is resident scholar in the Freedom Chair at the American Enterprise Institute

Hillary can run, but she can’t hide from Bill


Senator Hillary Clinton has been caught with a politically schidzo mind by the London Times. Here you will Senator Clinton was sounding leftist and neo-conservative simultaneously.
 
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January 22, 2006 

Andrew Sullivan

 

 

If there’s a certain schizophrenia in the rhetoric of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton these days it’s intentional. There she was last week, at a predominantly black congregation, lambasting Republicans. She lamented that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives has been “run like a plantation . . . And you know what I am talking about”. Republicans as slave holders? Now that’s inflammatory.

Then only days later we saw the other side of Hillary’s split political personality — a neoconservative one: “I believe that we lost critical time in dealing with Iran because the White House chose to downplay the threats and to outsource the negotiations. I don’t believe you face threats like Iran or North Korea by outsourcing it and standing on the sidelines.”

She went on: “Let’s be clear about the threat we face. A nuclear Iran is a danger to Israel, to its neighbours and beyond. We cannot and should not — must not — permit Iran to build or acquire nuclear weapons.”

Running to the left of President George W Bush and to the right of him as well is not a feat most politicians are able to pull off. But Hillary has no alternative. And in that lies her dilemma. She has too liberal a past (and reputation) to be the Democratic right’s favoured candidate; and she’s become far too conservative in the Senate to win over the Democratic left.

Senator Clinton’s straddle between two political identities, of course, is temporarily shrewd. She knows full well that the Democrats’ key weakness is the war on terror. They have yet to persuade the public that they can defend the West more effectively than the Republicans. And so they have to do two things at once: oppose the president’s conduct of the war, while explaining how they’d do better. So far: not so good. But at least Hillary is trying. It’s complicated. Saying that you’re in favour of wiretaps to spy on Al-Qaeda but want to have court warrants to monitor them, is very sane. But it’s not a soundbite. Compared with the Bush-Cheney Big Daddy act, it’s not terribly convincing.

Hillary’s strategy, in response, has been not just to deploy hawkish words but to back them with a hawkish voting record. She’s now evaluated as one of the more conservative Democrats in Congress. She has visited the troops and she says she won’t revoke her vote in favour of the war to depose Saddam. She’s following her husband’s old gamble: triangulate, triangulate. But Bill triangulated once he’d become president. Hillary is triangulating while trying to win over her party’s left-wing base and more moderate voters. That is proving the tough part.

 

The left loathes the war in Iraq, believes it was started in bad faith, and that it is counterproductive in the war on terror. It has gained traction from the internet as left-wing collective websites such as the Daily Kos ramp up the anti-war and anti-Bush rhetoric. Their favourite candidate is Senator Russ Feingold, an independent liberal, who is unrepentant in his anti-war stance, and a big campaigner against Washington sleaze. If Feingold falters, there’s even Al Gore, now well to the left of Hillary and incensed by what he argues is systematic abuse of executive power.

Hillary’s response has not been to co-opt the left’s rhetoric. She knows it would kill her in a presidential race with a centrist Republican in 2008. So she has tried to win over the base by raising oodles of money for local candidates, travelling the country to win points and curry favours.

Her celebrity can guarantee a big crowd at any fundraising event. So she just had a big shindig for the New Hampshire governor. She raised a cool half a million bucks for Senator Debbie Stabenow of Michigan last month, raked in another $600,000 for the Dems in Kentucky and is scheduled to do the same in Washington state.

In all this she has been lucky to have lacklustre Republican opposition in New York state where she faces re-election as senator this November. Secure at home, she’s pursuing Bush’s 2000 strategy of amassing so much campaign money and so many favours that she becomes the “inevitable” nominee for 2008, regardless of her ideological blur.

 

Two men, however, stand in her way. The first is Mark Warner, a telegenic, youthful retiring governor of Virginia, who turned one of the redder Republican states blue with smart governance and fiscal responsibility. Governors almost always have the advantage over senators in presidential contests because they have had to make decisions rather than simply debate them in Congress.

Warner is also — how to put this nicely? — fresher than Senator Clinton. Yes, there’s nostalgia for the 1990s, but not that much.

Which brings us to Hillary’s other problem male: her husband. It’s impossible to imagine him in the White House as a “first lady” figure, arranging state dinners and redecorating the Lincoln bedroom. Electing Hillary means re-re-electing Bill.

When Bush Jr was elected no one believed his dad would actually be running the show (although a few chastened conservatives might have appreciated some old-school moderation at the helm these past few years). Electing Hillary will be the same two-for-one deal it was in 1992 and 1996. Americans like moving forward, not backwards.

At some point, Hillary’s positioning will also hit a wall of opposition. That wall will either be the Democratic left-wing base of activists, a base that rallied to her in the White House largely because of her rabid right-wing opponents, and certainly not because of her centrist policies.

Or it will be centrist independents who’d pick John McCain over another Clinton.

 

My own hope is that she doesn’t run. She doesn’t have the instinctive connection with people to be an effective national politician: she’s too cold, too calculating, too distant.

Her speeches have been getting better but still make Gore seem like a good performer. And a repeat of the acrimonious culture wars of the 1990s is about the last thing America needs.

Besides, there is a perfect position for her in American public life — and it’s not in the Senate, despite her eminently respectable record there. She belongs on the Supreme Court. She’s a lawyer who wants to change the world. That’s almost a job description for a liberal justice. But she’ll need a Democratic president to put her there. Maybe some of the cash she has been raising will help bring that about.

It could fund far worse causes — Hillary’s own presidential ambition, for one.

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Copyright 2006 Times Newspapers Ltd.

Bush Defends NSA Program, Calling it a Terrorist Surveillance Program


We are in a War on terror. This encompasses independant terrorist organizations and the rogue nations that hide them. You could call it WWIV(WWIII in concept was the Cold War) or the Islamofascist War.
 
Incumbent in this war is the ability to combat the enemy. Sometimes the enemy is on America’s land. For whatever reason – treason or greed – if an American aids and abetts the enemy of war they need to be addressed. In war it is not a judicial issue, but it is a military issue.
 
NSA wiretapping is a step to confirm or eliminate the suspicion aiding and abetting enemy combatents. It is that simple.
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By Jay
1/23/06
 
 

President Bush and the nation’s deputy national intelligence chief today defended the legality of a controversial domestic spying program, describing it as a vital tool in the war against terrorists and denying that it violates the civil liberties of Americans. Calling the effort a “terrorist surveillance program,” Bush said in a speech at Kansas State University that he authorized the eavesdropping program after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in an effort to detect any continuing plots involving members of Osama bin Laden’s al Qaeda terrorist network overseas and persons operating inside the United States. “If they’re making phone calls into the United States, we need to know why — to protect you,” Bush said. The comments, made during a wide-ranging speech and question and-answer session that lasted about two hours, came after Gen. Michael V. Hayden, the deputy director of national intelligence, told the National Press Club in Washington that the program is “targeted and focused” on al Qaeda and does not cast a “drift net” over Americans’ telephone and e-mail communications. Bush said of the intercepted communications, “These are not phone calls within the United States. This is a phone call of an al Qaeda — known al Qaeda suspect — making a phone call into the United States.” He said, “I’m mindful of your civil liberties, and so I had all kinds of lawyers review the process. We briefed members of the United States Congress . . . about this program. “You know, it’s amazing that people say to me, ‘Well, he was just breaking the law.’ If I wanted to break the law, why was I briefing Congress?” Bush said with a chuckle. Bush said he has “authority under the Constitution to conduct foreign intelligence surveillance against our enemies,” and that a 2001 congressional authorization for the use of force gave him “additional authority” in waging war against al Qaeda. “Congress gave me the authority to use necessary force to protect the American people, but it didn’t prescribe the tactics,” he said. “It said, Mr. President, you’ve got the power to protect us, but we’re not going to tell you how.”

This is the first of a series of speeches planned for the week defending the program.

The debate is growing tiresome, only leaving us to repeat the same talking points on both sides, when the facts are still unknown, and we may never know the full details. The program is supposed to be secret anyway.

 

Andrew McCarthy sums it up well today, so I’ll just quote him.

 

We are either at war or we are not. If we are, the president of the United States, whom the Constitution makes the commander-in-chief of our military forces, is empowered to conduct the war — meaning he has unreviewable authority to employ all of the essential incidents of war fighting. Not some of them. All of them. Including eavesdropping on potential enemy communications. That eavesdropping — whether you wish to refer to it by the loaded “spying” or go more high-tech with “electronic surveillance” or “signals intelligence” — is as much an incident of warfare as choosing which targets to bomb, which hills to capture, and which enemies to detain. It was critical in the Civil War, when, by definition, it was done domestically — and without the slightest suggestion that federal courts should be involved. It was critical in World War II, when concerns about enemy infiltration were very real. And it is perhaps more critical today than during any war in our nation’s history. Al Qaeda is an international terrorist network. We cannot defeat it by conquering territory. It has none. We cannot round up its citizens. Its allegiance is to an ideology that makes nationality irrelevant. To defeat it and defend ourselves, we can only acquire intelligence — intercept its communications and thwart its plans. Nothing else will do. Al Qaeda seeks above all else to strike the United States — yet again — domestically. Nothing — nothing — could be worse for our nation and for the civil liberties of all Americans than the terrorists’ success in that regard. For those obvious reasons, no communications are more important to capture than those which cross our borders. Al Qaeda cannot accomplish its ne plus ultra, massive attacks against our domestic population centers, unless it communicates with people here. If someone from al Qaeda is using a phone to order a pizza, we want to know that — probable cause or not.

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Sunnis’ bet pays off in election totals


Well apparently the Mohammedan sects in Iraq will have to cooperate or obliterate themselves in order to have a viable national government. The Kurds and Shi’ites seem to have fallen short in the votes that would have allowed them to dominate the Sunnis. This is a shot in the arm of the Bush mandate to democratize Iraq and an additional nail in the coffin of Sunni insurgents. Especially the foreign Al Qaeda insurgents.
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January 23, 2006

RockyMountainNews.com

 
 
Ballots may trump bullets after all. That was the positive news from Baghdad on Friday. Election results show that Iraq’s three main ethnic factions will have to work together if they hope to govern.

By participating in December’s parliamentary elections, Sunnis elected 55 legislators – enough to secure a role in the coalition government that eventually forms.

Had the Sunnis boycotted the vote, as they did last January, Shiite and Kurdish politicians combined would have won the 184 seats needed to form a government, shutting the Sunnis out. This exclusion could have fueled a civil war.

Instead, the Shia and Kurds fell three seats short. This enhances the prospects of a "national unity" government. And, we hope, it also puts a little more distance between Sunnis who want a stake in the new Iraq and the insurgency.

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