Monday, November 28, 2005

Saddam Trial Continues

Doddering Old Despot Decides on Doddering Old Demagogue for Defense

In a not so suprising move, this morning, Saddam Hussein has named Ramsey Clark to his defense team. For those unfamiliar with Clark, he is a former U.S. Attorney General under the Johnson Administration back in the sixties. He's a Texan, borni Dallas and a UT Grad. He was an active force in the Civil Rights movement and was against the war in Viet Nam. Some of the people he has provided legal counsel for in the past include: Quasi-religious loony David Koresh, Indian radical/murderer Leonard Peltier, Seventh-Day Advantist/Rawandan Tutsi killer Ezaphan Ntakirutimana, Cowardly Florida National Guard deserter Camilo Mejia, and Bloodthirsty Serbian bastard/Father of ther term "Ethnic Cleansing" Slobodan Milosevic.
He is presently active with an orginization that is seeking to impeach the current President Bush. He has been against both Gulf Wars, has been trying to get onto the Saddam Defense team since last year, and, now, it looks like the old man will get his chance.
In one of his books, "The Fire This Time", popular with Lefties and Radicals alike, he gives detailed information on how badly the U.N. Sanctions were hurting Iraq, accused the first Bush Administration of War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity, and called for the extridition of Bush, Quayle, Cheny, Powell, et. al. to the Hague for punishment.
Now, one of my former employers, back in the late 90's, knew him personally, and assured me that the man was a Patriot and Gentleman, but all that asside, some people seem to be shocked and suprised that Saddam has added him to his legal team. The term "traitor" has been tossed around all morning by people who haven't really given this alot of thought.
The truth is that, if one takes a look at Clarks record with these thugs, it might ba good thing. Look at it, Koresh is toast, Peltier will never again breath the sweet air of freedom, Ntakirutimanawas and his son were convicted of genocide, Mejia spent a year in prison and is branded forever as a deserter, and the other, well, the jury is still out on that evil Serbian thug, but the hounds will come for his ass soon enough. The point is that, with luck, Clarks presence on the Saddam team will have the same effect it had with the others, which is Not a Whole Lot...Besides that, when Saddam gets his Kurd killing ass convicted, none of the America Haters and Saddam Lovers can say that he didn't have access to a fair and compitant legal defense, and that, ny Freaky Darlings, is Priceless.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Yet Another Typical Example of Leadership

Yet another fine example of world leadership. This is also typical of the type of news you don't see in the news in the good ol' U S of A. I am pretty much jaded when it comes to what goes in the world as a whole, but even I was shocked that hanging is still a means of execution in a modern era. Nobody is saying this man should go free for drug smuggling, but the means in which they are going to execute him is really is barbaric in my opinion.

Monday, November 14, 2005

This is sooo Wrong....

Well, My Freaky Darlings, the end must really be near. Get this:-
"ABC News: Theme Park 'Where Jesus Walked'?"

"American Evangelicals and Israeli Officials Plan to Unveil a $60 Million Park Where Jesus Walked”
The plans to build the center — and to turn a large swath of the pastoral waterside territory, from Magdala to Bethsaida, into a Galilee World Heritage Park, complete with hiking trails along paths Jesus would have walked — come at a time of seesawing in relations between Israel and various U.S. churches.

Several mainline Protestant churches are considering pulling their money out of the stocks of companies that sell military equipment to Israel in a protest against Israel's dealing with the Palestinian Intifada. Churches considering an economic boycott point to the building of the West Bank barrier as well as an expansion of Israeli settlements over the Green Line, Israel's pre-1967 boundaries.

In August, the Presbyterian Church passed a resolution to explore divestment, but no final decision will be taken before the church's next convention in the summer of 2006.

Ever since Benjamin Netanyahu — Israel's prime minister from 1996 to 1999 — cultivated ties with U.S. evangelicals and other Christians during his tenure, Israeli governments have sought to strengthen relations with the sector of the Christian world which, for religious reasons, tends to take a pro-Israeli view of the Arab-Jewish conflict.

On Robertson's Web site, he says that God gave this land "to the descendants of Israel," not to "so-called Palestinians." Older churches, such as Orthodox and Catholic denominations, have more local Palestinian followers and tend to support that side of the conflict."

"...And bowing to protests from Orthodox Jewish groups, the Christian partners will have to agree not to go out and proselytize to local Jewish Israelis. "


What the hell is this all about? Somehow this just seems wrong. Where's the Vatican on this? Why does this all sound like yet another one of the signs of the impending Apocalypse?
Evangelicals…These people really drive me nuts. This is another example of how the they are Hijacking Christianity and Jesus. These groups are the offspring of Depression Era tent revivals and Hooverville Salvation Cults. Who are they to have control of the places where Jesus walked, or to build over a huge piece of a city that belongs to the World? These people are the lowest Christian Denominator. They’ve taken it upon themselves to reinterpret Christian Doctrine according to their personal desires. In short, they’re right and, unless you are one of them, you are wrong. Therefore, God will save them and punish you. Yes, it’s true, yes, they know…because the Bible tells them so. These people have “personal relationships with Jesus” and want you to have the same. This generic label, Wal-Mart Brand, of religion is none the less, made up of scary assholes who are ready to bring about the destruction of the Haram el Sharif in order to fulfill scripture. Jesus is supposed to come back after the Temple is rebuilt. The Temple can’t be rebuilt until that is gone, right?
That Benjamin Netanyahu is somehow involved in this deal is not a good sign, either. I mean, Bibi is a Likud thug filled with the old hard-line hatred of Palestinians. In a global conglomeration of political assholes, this guy stands out as a prize one. But please, let him speak for himself:
"Israel should have exploited the repression of the demonstrations in China, when world attention focused on that country, to carry out mass expulsions among the Arabs of the territories."
-- Benyamin Netanyahu, then Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister, former Prime Minister of Israel, speaking to students at Bar Ilan University, from the Israeli journal Hotam, November 24, 1989.

Pat Robertson is another one in that hodgepodge. He’s like Oral Roberts but instead of the charm and good looks that made Roberts seem like he was selling war bonds for Jesus, Robertson has a Media outlet and a big mouth. Much to the worlds chagrin he uses both prodigiously. Like Bibi, this is another prize asshole, only this one is one of those goofy, quasi-religious, assholes who, on some low lizard brain level of thought, is fundamentally certain that all of the dangerous nonsense that comes out of his mouth is true, and that the One True God is a god of shame and degradation and alienation.
This outrageous horse shit has got to be stopped. Like the Israeli security barrier this Jesus theme park is a project that flies in the face of civilized people, everywhere. They’re turning it into a Graceland and it’s an insult and a travesty.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Famed Halloween Producer Murdered in Amman

One of the American Victims of the terror attacks in Jordan was Moustapha Akkad. Akkad, 72, was the mastermind behind the production of all 8 of the Halloween movies. He was at the wedding at the Grand Hyatt and suffered a heart attack during the explosion and, later, died. Hollywood has lost a kind and insightful man and we are all the poorer for it.
Demostrations broke out denouncing the attacks all over Jordan and other Mid East Cities. It's about time people over there started getting angry at these terrorists because the faster they lose the support of the people, the faster we can win this war.