Tuesday, November 29, 2005

My letter to the Christian Peacemakers Team.

After a report that the Christian Peacemakers Team is blaming the abduction by terrorists on the coalition forces, I sent the following letter:

Dear "Peacemakers":

I'm sorry to hear about the abduction of some of your workers dispatched to the front line of the Global War on Islamic Terror, otherwise known as Iraq. As a Christian group, you'll no doubt accept that your members' safe return is in my prayers.

In order to increase my understanding of CPT's positions, please reply to the following:

Do you feel your proven solidarity with the captors' brothers-in-arms helps or hurts the prospects of your workers' safe return? At what level of discomfort are your people trained to "break" and proclaim their alliance with their captors?

Your website proclaims Christian Peacemakers Team doesn't "advocate the use of violent force to save lives of its workers should they be kidnapped, held hostage, or caught in the middle of a conflict situation". If they aren't safely returned, does that mean you'll refrain from kicking yourself if force could have saved them? If "violent force" is an unacceptable strategy to securing your friends and co-workers, do you possess sufficient "understanding" of your workers' captors in order to successfully negotiate their release by telepathic means or do you have a chunk of cash you can use to pay them off?

Does your standing as an "infidel" in the eyes of the detainees you champion help or hurt the prospect of their safe return?

Do you have any knowledge that any former detainees, specifically any involved your discontinued Adopt-a-Detainee program, are involved in the kidnapping of the CPT's members? When your workers' captors are caught, as opposed to scrubbed off the wall, would those detainees be eligible for the Adopt-a-Detainee program? Why have you aborted the Adopt-a-Detainee program, anyway?

Do you find it at all ironic that the biggest danger to your workers are the people you're committed to "protecting" and that your strongest ally in their safe return are the people you suspect of mistreating the detainees? Would you prefer your workers receive the kind of treatment provided at Guantanamo Bay, such as culturally-appropriate meals, or the kind of treatment offered by their captors, like a steady diet of dust, RPG's and machine guns?

Is your future opposition to freeing 35 million Iraqi people contingent on the safe return of your workers?

While I wait for your reply, I'm praying for the safe return of your workers.

Best Regards,


Talk about getting in the way.

MSN reports a "wave of abductions" in Iraq, notably members of the Christian Peacemaker Team, who website proclaims they are "committed to reducing violence by getting in the way." One senseless comment on their site advertises why they were easy terrorist prey:
Christian Peacemaker Teams places teams of trained peacemakers in crisis situations and militarized areas around the world. These teams host regular delegations of committed peace and human rights activists to conflict zones, who join teams in working with civilians to document abuses and develop nonviolent alternatives to armed conflict.
To announce solidarity with the terrorists, the CPT's "trained peacemakers" arranged the Adopt-a-Detainee program, in order to monitor the necessary detention habits of the people who wouldn't abduct them, otherwise know as the coalition forces.

While this may tell the world that CPT is aligned with the terrorists, it may not keep their necks from "getting in the way" of a dull machete.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

The UK isn't the only non-Arab country to produce their own terrorists.

We can do it, too. But DO NOT JUMP TO ANY CONCLUSIONS on what he looked like.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An Arab-American [oops-ed] college student was convicted Tuesday of joining Al Qaeda and plotting to assassinate President Bush.

Abu Ali toldauthoritiess shortly after his arrest at a Medina, Saudi Arabia, university in June 2003 that he joined Al Qaeda and discussed various terrorist plots, including a plan to personally assassinate Bush and to establish himself as a leader of an Al Qaeda cell in the United States.
Insert rhetorical question about how this would be a big story if an American-born Islomojob who lived within walking distance of the White House was convicted of a plot to kill a United States President other than President Bush.

We all know that if this had been a plot to kill the President most closely associated with perjury for trying to cover his escapades that risked the first known case of cervical cancer from improperly administering a tobacco product, the left would already have Ali hung by the toenails in a black site somewhere in eastern Europe and hire a few illegal aliens to apply blowtorches and pliers to him in ways that make water-boarding look like day at the spa.

Instead, we get a media concerned about a "leak" what was never a crime in the first place (because Valerie Plame hadn't been a "covert agent" within 5 years of her "outing"), but complicit in the leaking of classified info on necessary international detention facilities and questioning a practice used in US military training, which has been found to have a magical effect on terrorist's memories.

I love America!

What liberal media?

If you ever have the displeasure of accidentally witnessing a mob hit and find yourself entering the Witness Relocation Program, your safest alias would be assuming the identity of a Republican Vice President. Not only would most people forget you even exist, CNN would help you maintain your super-secret identity if you ever find yourself in front of a TV camera:

That familiar feeling.

Oh, so this is what it's like to blog. Blogging, like anything in life, only happens when the desire to do it outweighs the available time to do it.

With Republican "leaders" who have yet to really do anything that gives the impression they own the House, Senate and the presidency, it's been fully frustrating to receive weekly requests for money they haven't taken from my paychecks. I'm running out of pithy comments to write on the donation form as I gleefully send the pre-paid envelope back to some staffer who I can only pray is running them over to someone and says, "Hey, aren't we getting a bunch of these from around the country? Maybe there's something were aren't getting right."

I think it's and Oscar Mayer deli product that it took about 48 months for the White House to combat the Democratic fairy tales on how we did or didn't go to war. Control the debate, control the debate, control the debate should be tattooed on the back of the eyelids of every "senior administration official", whatever that means.

Well, here we go again. Let's see where this door leads.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

"Jihad" must be Arabic for "thank you"

As thanks for Australian police being told to give a little latitude to Muslim wife-beaters, comes a fresh terror threat from the brothers and cousins of the wife-beaters:
INTELLIGENCE agencies have received specific information about a terrorist threat to Australia which today prompted the Government to rush through its anti-terror laws to help avert a possible attack.

Prime Minister John Howard said intelligence authorities had received specific information about a terrorist threat and was urging Parliament to enact the laws without delay.

"The Government has received specific intelligence and police information this week which gives cause for serious concern about a potential terrorist threat," Mr Howard said in Canberra today.
Is it surprising where you take it when you bend over in the name tolerance?

The article goes on to say that the threat may involve "home-grown" terrorists, which refreshingly means that you can be killed by a Muslim without an accent (if you're a Kiwi).

Are liberals so arrogant to think that the same can't happen here?

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