Former DEA chief warns of cooperation between Hezbollah and drug cartels
3 Feb 2012 12:00 am Wintery Knight
From CNS News.
The Iranian-supported Shi’ite terrorist group Hezbollah has spread its influence all the way to the U.S. border with Mexico, a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Iran’s influence in the Western Hemisphere heard on Thursday.
Michael Braun, a former chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Agency, said Hezbollah had developed relationships with the powerful Mexican drug cartels to “move their agenda forward.” He cited a plot, recently uncovered by the DEA, involving an Iranian operative in Mexico allegedly planning to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington, D.C.
“Hezbollah are absolute masters at …
Muslim honor killers convicted of first degree murder in Canada
30 Jan 2012 12:00 am Wintery Knight
From the National Post. (H/T Blazing Cat Fur)
After Canada’s first mass-honour-killings trial, three members of a Montreal family have all been found guilty of first-degree murder in the drowning deaths of four other family members — including three teenage sisters.
A jury on Sunday handed down its guilty verdicts for Mohammad Shafia and Tooba Mohammad Yahya, as well as their 21-year-old son, Hamed.
They had been charged with murder after the bodies of three Shafia sisters — Zainab, 19, Sahar, 17, and 13-year-old Geeti — were discovered in a submerged vehicle in a canal …
How Barack Obama used taxpayer dollars to outsource green energy jobs
25 Jan 2012 4:00 am Wintery Knight
This is from Hans Bader at GlobalWarming.org.
He links to this ABC News story.
Despite all the talk of green jobs, the overwhelming majority of stimulus money spent on wind power has gone to foreign companies, according to a new report by the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University’s School of Communication in Washington, D.C.
Nearly $2 billion in money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has been spent on wind power, funding the creation of enough new wind farms to power 2.4 million homes over the past year. But the study found that …
In Canada, a revolt against global warming socialism creates an economic boom
19 Jan 2012 4:00 am Wintery Knight
Before we look at Canada, let’s first look at how Barack Obama has decided to appease his green socialism supporters by rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Obama administration rejected the long-delayed TransCanada oil sands crude project, a decision welcomed by environmental groups but blasted by the domestic energy industry.
After delaying the project past the November 2012 election, President Barack Obama was compelled by Congress to decide by Feb. 21 on whether to approve the pipeline that would sharply boost the flow of oil from Canada’s oil sands.
[...]Republicans, in turn, blasted Obama for breaking his promise to create …
Republicans pushing to rescind Democrats’ $100 billion EU bailout fund
18 Jan 2012 12:00 am Wintery Knight
Here’s a shocking story from Matthew Boyle of the Daily Caller.
When California Democratic Rep. Nancy Pelosi was the Speaker of the House in 2009, President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats authorized $100 billion in spending as a line of credit for the International Monetary Fund to be used in times of emergency — funds that could now be used to bail out European banks.
As the Eurozone takes a turn for the worse and chatter heats up about more European Union and IMF bailouts across the continent, Republicans in Congress are pushing to rescind the $100 billion set-aside.
Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges
9 Sep 2011 9:07 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Leggy bay bee!
As best understood, Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges is ancient Romanspeak roughly (very roughly, mind ye) xlated as “In combat time, attorneys can like STFU”
During the decade of war (so far – nicht wahr?) Attorneys and their legion of the discombobulated detached detachment of inapropriate handwringers, boring assetted, worrying about the wrong thing
collective of cats in heat with defeat, retreat and repeat have been vocal with uncritical thinking critique of Great Satan and her new millennium wars.
“Nothing undermined the British and the French in 1939/1940 more than …View More...
Decade Of War
7 Sep 2011 10:31 am Courtney Messerschmidt
The last ten years has seen a semi unbound Great Satan – using her fire power, brain power, will power and staying power all across the globe in war.
Wars occur at unpredictable times, take unpredictable courses and have unexpected consequences.
Some wars are carefully planned, but even those wars rarely take place as expected. Think of the Germans in World War I, having planned the invasion of France for decades and with meticulous care. Nothing went as planned for either side, and the war did not take a course …View More...
If 911 Never Happened…
6 Sep 2011 10:04 am Courtney Messerschmidt
“And it came to pass in the decade after 911, alternate response and historical revisonary visions did abound“
The events of 9/11 reverberated through many spheres of American life but nowhere more profoundly than in American policy toward the outside world.
We launched two wars, in Afghanistan and Iraq. We organized counterterrorism operations in far-flung places such as the Philippines and Yemen, changed the culture of our military and reoriented our foreign policy. We sharpened our focus on al-Qaida and its imitators. And we spent, according to one estimate, $3 trillion.
Wings Over Iraq Sunday Brunch
4 Sep 2011 12:59 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Hot gossip, intellectual rumors and more!
From the unscholarly part of Wings Over Iraq
Libya: Airpower, SOF and the NTC
1 Sep 2011 5:44 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Nick Prime gets his cherry popped over at das Elkus gruppen’s “Fear, Honor and Interest” (a group hug strategic website featuring sev cutting edge all stars) with a delish bit about Libyavention and future ‘ventions.
Wild Blue Yonder + De Oppresso Liber = Victory!
If such limited contributions of men and resources could achieve such a strategically decisive result here, well this must be the recipe for future conflicts. If so much can be accomplished with so little, well we wouldn’t need large combat brigades, we wouldn’t need to get bogged down …View More...
Fall Weiß Tag
1 Sep 2011 10:26 am Courtney Messerschmidt
At dawn on September 1st, Luftwaffe struck at Polish airfields destroying most of the planes before they could get off the ground. With control of the skies assured wicked Wehrmacht began the systematic destruction of railroads and the few communications nodes. From the very outset the Poles mobilization plan was seriously compromised. Before the day ended, chaos reigned at Polish Army HQ.
The first phase of the campaign, fought on the frontiers was over by September 5th and the morning of the 7th found reconnaissance elements of Army Group South’s 10th …View More...
30 Aug 2011 9:28 am Courtney Messerschmidt
The delightfully delightful tingly feeling of being absolutely correct on nigh ev matter of un and import.
Despite dissing dismissals as arrogant hubris (who what?) by the sad collective of unfun unexceptionals that for decency’s sake shall remain linkless (many of which most certainly would fail to recog a good time even if it sat on their face), ppl are catching on to the concept of democrazy world.
The truth is that a world without dictators may not be such a lark. Yes, it has never been harder than it is today …
26 Aug 2011 10:02 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Perhaps the most charming charm Great Satan has exhibited (aside from angling her body diplopolitaire’ to create other angles) is the killer cool heap of trashed out despots, dicts and autocrats she’s tossed on the junk heap since the new millennium broke unto us.
The guy with one eye (hot rumours whisper he’s a moped enthusiast) Mullah Omar, that S’Ddam cat, President General for Life Pervez, and now Colonel Khadaffy. Not counting cats in Pyramidland or the Tunisian Squeeze.
Let’s just cut right to it, shall we?
Libyarvention made a great deal …
Sino Mil Sec 2011 Report
25 Aug 2011 9:15 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Red China – the world’s largest autocracy of the old school Collectivist type gets all Congressfied with an especial annual pdfing Congressional Report bout Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China.
Ton of hot deets, cool maps, missile stuff – you name it – the Sino Mil Sec thang be game it!
“Although China’s expanding military capabilities can facilitate cooperation in pursuit of shared objectives, they can also increase the risk of misunderstanding and miscalculation. Strengthening our military-to-military relationship is a critical part of our strategy to shape …View More...
23 Aug 2011 10:10 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Tiny tiny Taiwan – a fun free choice little sister democrazy that hasn’t ever bothered anydobby
China’s lustful desires for Taiwan are a lot like THAT LOOK given by older cats who realize their dreamy dreams of snagging a precious little wikibit hottie – right off the vine – may forever remain unrequited.
President Hu’s ’5 No’s’ explain everything. Perfectly clear what will unleash this armada (DoD pdf China Military Power):
Formal declaration of independence or a military alliance by Taiwan with a foreign power
Foreign intervention in Taiwan’s internal affairs.
Delays in resumption of …
Revo Guards Rise
22 Aug 2011 11:08 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Sepāh-e Pāsdārān-e Enqelāb-e “Slāmi, bay bee!!
Perhaps the most charming ce je ne sais quoi about illegit despotries subtle, gross, horrid or benign is their magical ability to field praetorians. Throughout the manchile experience, the guardian guard of imperial imperators could perhaps best be scoped out as an uparmored posse of body guards sweetly functioning as political soldiers at the regime’s disposal.
Intended to be especial purpose troops for such duties as putting down counterrevolutions and strikes, conduct purges, and quell riots, praetorian guards are a regime’s actualizing enablers.
And in totally gay …
Low Intensity Deux!
20 Aug 2011 4:13 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Talk about psychic – the horrific terror attacks against Little Satan emanating from Aegypt’s Sinai prove way more than the myth of Writ of State – it also makes the case that Low Intensity conflict can get way more bigger and xform into High Intensity conflict.
An asymmetrical combined arms attack launched by the creepy sounding al-Naser Salah ad-Din Brigades (the self proclaimed Military Wing of the Popular Resistance Committee ) used commando type machine gunners as well as light arty – mortars in fact.
The world’s very first freely …View More...
18 Aug 2011 6:22 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
Collectivist China’s nat’l pride feel good sortee sexercise with Shi Lang aside, Great Satan’s Quad Def Review prophesied thatPeople’s Liberation Army Navy would focus without modesty or restraint on her twin dreams of area denial, securing needed resources and Taiwan:
First, China seeks to deny access by Great Satan and other naval powers to the Yellow, East China and South China Seas, dominating the natural resources and disputed island chains such as the Spratly and Senkaku Island chains giving PLAN the capacity to rehook upify Taiwan with the mainland by force and …
18 Aug 2011 8:58 am Courtney Messerschmidt
Strategic cul de sac?
As America withdraws troops from remote areas of Afghanistan like the Tangi, Korangar, and Pech Valleys, insurgents are flooding back in to wreak havoc, necessitating retaliatory raids, redeployments, and stiffening operations to kill insurgents and to protect local Afghan units and villagers, even though some of these Afghan units and villagers may on occasion be in league with insurgents. As the American withdrawal continues, the noose around the cul de sac will tighten, because fewer and fewer forces will be available to cope with the menace posed …
17 Aug 2011 3:10 pm Courtney Messerschmidt
As best understood – Sudan’s chief exports are refugees fleeing misery projection, genocide, slavery, intolerance and a super suck of a self imposed 7th century mindset.
Since seizing power in a coup d’etat eons past – Sudan’s Field Marshal President For Life Omar Bashir (the world’s only sitting Head of State indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity) has actually been a long time fan of tormenting his own ppl and since June 5th this year has amped up visiting violence within his Sovereignity Dodge proof borders with tons of:
“…aerial …View More...