August 20, 2006

Web Reconnaissance for 08/20/2006

A short look at what’s out there that might draw your attention.

Pamela aka Atlas of Atlas Shrugs writes Power to the People “With Western governments playing poltics with our safety, allowing leftarded political correctness dictate national policy,you can be sure to expect more stories like this one. Flight 613: Passengers refuse to allow holiday jet to take off until two Arabic speaking Asian men are thrown off plane:” (read more)

Dafydd writes Israeli Commando Raid: the Case of the Curious Omission “It's clear from reading the accounts in various antique-media sources what the Israeli raid into the Bekaa was all about: Iran has been trying to rearm Hezbollah through Syria; the Israeli commando raid sought to disrupt that rearming, and in addition, capture a high-value Hezbollah target. The raid took place in "the village of Boudai west of Baalbek in eastern Lebanon, about 17 miles from the Syrian border," according to AP. It was disrupted by Hezbollah fighters -- whether before or after it achieved its objectives depends upon whether you believe Israel or Hezbollah -- and a firefight ended up killing one Israeli soldier and three Hezbollah, and wounding a further two Israelis and three Hezbollah soldiers.” (read more)

Dan Riehl writes No, Democrats Are Traitors “I've gone back and forth with this in my own mind and reached the conclusion months ago that it makes more sense to acknowledge it, than to sweep it under the bed. Hugh Hewitt posted basically a harmless bit today: ‘Thus it is simply true: Any vote for any Democrat is a vote against victory and a vote for vulnerability.’ And while staying mostly neutral, OTB is pointing out that some would take exception to Hewitt's rhetoric.” (read more)

Vinnie at My Pet Jawa writes Shut Up And Serve, Chickendoves “Well, well, now the time is come for all good smelly hippies to come to the aid of their international community. There were no signs of further clashes, but the flare-up underlined worries about the fragility of the cease-fire as the U.N. pleaded for nations to send troops to an international force in southern Lebanon that is to separate Israeli and Hezbollah fighters.
Why, we have a vital peacekeeping force able to serve in this dire time right here in America. Some of them are at "Camp Casey," some of them are marching in San Francisco, some of them are marching, well, wherever in the hell they march.” (read more)

Lorrie Byrd at Wizbang writes What Is In The Water At MSNBC? “You would think the people at MSNBC could find someone better than Joe Scarborough and Tucker Carlson to represent the conservative/Republican point of view on their network. For that matter, they could do a lot better on the liberal/Democrat side of the aisle than the always-exasperated motor mouth Chris Matthews and conspiracy theory thumper, Keith Olbermann. Here is the latest from Scarborough:” (read more)

William Teach of Pirate’s Cove writes Iraq: Dems Want Phased Surrender “Ah, it appears that the Democrats have brought together focus groups, done some polling, run some slogans up the flag pole, stuck a finger in the wind, and have come up with their newest phrase for cutting and running in Iraq: phased redeployment.” (read more)

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