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Saturday, August 21, 2004
We need Janet
Yes we do
We need Janet
How about you?
Enough's enough. This Sadr shit has gone on just was too long and the only solution is to bring in Janet Reno. I mean, what the hell's taking so long? Fried Iraqis by Labor Day sounds great, but, if we want that, we gotta get this shit together and go!
"Iran's defense minister, Vice Adm. Ali Shamkhani, has warned that Iran may resort to pre-emptive strikes to prevent an attack on its nuclear facilities," Nazila Fathi writes in an August 19 New York Times story. "Admiral Shamkhani made his comments in an interview on Al Jazeera television on Wednesday in response to a question about the possibility of an American or Israeli attack against Iran's nuclear projects."
As I've said before, tensions between Iran and Israel are nothing to worry about.
On a related topic, this week I saw a program from Zola Levitt that was boilerplate Zionism at the expense of the Palestinians. The funny thing about this program and many other similar expressions of Zionism at the expense of the Palestinians is that those who make the argument seem to not know that Arab, Muslim and Palestinian are not words with the same meaning. I'd say these assholes need to get educated, but I can't believe they don't know the difference. They just would prefer that the words were interchangeable and in current period of time constantly implicitly communicating via the mass media that there is no difference is a good way of creating, in the realm of policy discussions, the reality that they desire.
FWIW, and as a way of making a transition, Zola is a good example of Christian Zionism, an interesting phenomenon if ever there was one since the two religions, of course, are divided by the not exactly small detail of the role of Jesus.
Then again, why should a disagreement over the very nature of the deity get in the way of fighting those sand nigger fucks? Or are they towel heads?
I do find it somewhat interesting that Zola is not a believer in Bible codes.
The Bush administration, moving to lend political support to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon at a time of political turmoil, has modified its policy and signaled approval of growth in at least some Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, American and Israeli officials say.***
In an August 14 Washington Post story, Dan Eggen and John Lancaster write:
In the more than two years since U.S. forces destroyed al Qaeda's haven and much of its leadership in Afghanistan, many U.S. intelligence officials and terrorism experts had come to believe that other Islamist extremist groups now posed the gravest threat...Who would have ever predicted this?
I'm tempted to ponder, "how the fuck does this guy have a column on a well read site that presumably he gets paid to write?" but I know the answer. townhall.com knows its audience and Giles is practically an intellectual compared to most of them.
Good responsible liberals are worried about other protesters getting out of hand at the RNC, Michelle Goldberg reports in an August 17 salon.com story.