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Friday, October 26, 2007

Stand Up or Bow Down


US/Turkish relations have been going downhill for quite some time but the Pelosi/Lantos debacle while ill-timed is not a casus belli. Hopefully that kerfuffle has blown over for now, but let's face it, fundamentalist Islam is on the ascendant and will use any excuse or provocation to excite the Umma. It just so happens that Israel and lately the US have been the least submissive. Naturally, this will draw the greatest ire from not only the Islamists but also from the dhimmis. But what can you do?

Actually, the US is caught in the middle of Euro/Turkish relations. It is Europe which has signaled the Turks that they are unacceptable in the EU. Europe should be the focus of Turkish wrath but it serves both Turkey and the EU to deflect the hostilities away from the near neighbors and onto the convenient bully, the US. Afterall, everyone is doing it. This may maintain the status quo for a while yet but ultimately the Muslim world (and Europe) will have to decide (like Algeria did) whether they are going to stand up to the Islamists or bow down before them. Things don't look so good for the moderate Muslim world but as for Europe, I wouldn't bet any money on it either way.

43 comments:

  1. "I got out of Europe because I didn't want to end up in an Oven"

    - Billy Wilder

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  2. I agree with the basic sentiment--Europe sucks--Ladies and Gentlemen, let us build a good society here.

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  3. Take a good look at Abe, in the previous post. Our Abe, a great man, most want to make you weep.

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  4. Tall, thin, Abe,
    makes Larry want to peep.

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  5. Anybody ever seen a photo that includes both Craig and Liberal Larry?

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  6. Doug: Anybody ever seen a photo that includes both Craig and Liberal Larry?

    Sure Doug, right here.

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  7. Have you ever been to Europe Bobal? "Sucks" wouldn't be how I would portray the place. Well, the food in England, generally, sucks, but other then that the place is not very sucky (and some would say England really doesn't count as Europe).

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  8. "Europe sucks"

    - bob

    Europe has its problems.

    Some days I still miss it.

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  9. At least it's not Canada: America's hat. Right, ash?

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  10. Phil Nugent on Giuliani:

    [...]

    Again, the difference between him and Bush shows in their taste in cronies. Both are mindlessly devoted to cronyism, but Bush picks out genial, no-talent losers like himself–folks like Michael Brown and Harriet Miers and Alberto Gonzalez–and sticks them in high-profile positions of power where they’re fated to humiliate themselves. Basically, he’s been Dan Quayling us to death. Giuliani likes scumbags, real, one hundred-proof pieces of shit, like Bernard Kerik and Alan Placa, who’ve been with him forever . . .

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  11. There is nothing 'wide stanced' about your photo, Ms. T.!!

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  12. Trish feels absolutely NO responsibility to answer questions,
    Esp when it regards some self-contradictory stand on her part.

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  13. Georgia Court Frees Man in Sex Case
    Genarlow Wilson embraced his mother and sister after leaving the prison where he had been serving 10 years for having consensual oral sex with another teenager.
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    Man, that's one costly blow-job!
    "Blowing while Black"

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  14. Ash, once, right after college, brother in the army in Germany, tried to track down the old farm out of Stockholm, saw a beauty with no bra, on the beach, too many peoples, too crowded for my blood.

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  15. When we walked by, she turned lazily over, gave me the beginnings of a hard on.

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  16. "Trish feels absolutely NO responsibility to answer questions"

    And neither should you.

    It's a free country.

    Was I asked something recently that I failed to answer?

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  17. Lord What To Do It is Hegel's master slave relationship all over again.:(

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  18. I asked why you said being gay was no problem before when I was talking about my son's experience, but now you say it is.
    Does not compute,
    a responsible adult would account for that.
    ...but not a librarian libertine, I guess.

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  19. Chuck Hagel never WAS part of the Human Race! ;-)

    AND he voted for the dream act.

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  20. Here you go Ash, she wants to share everything, all the plans and fails Swedish Switch

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  21. And a bank account with plenty kroner.

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  22. You see, that's what comes from Svedish socialism, the broads sell themselves on international internet.

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  23. "I asked why you said being gay was no problem before when I was talking about my son's experience, but now you say it is."

    If you're a civilian it is no problem. You can get your TS SCI blah blah blah and be as gay as the day is long.

    Not so military.

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  24. Trish: If you're a civilian it is no problem. You can get your TS SCI blah blah blah and be as gay as the day is long. Not so military.

    1. Gays and lesbians who reveal their homosexuality cannot serve in the military.

    2. It is possible to blackmail a gay or lesbian servicemember by threatening to reveal their homosexuality, because this would result in the end of their service in the military.

    3. Blackmail is one way to get a gay or lesbian servicemember to make copies of TS documents and deliver them to their foreign handlers.

    4. Gays and lesbians cannot get a TS clearance, because they might be faced with a choice of either making copies of TS documents for their foreign handlers or revealing their homosexuality.

    5. Gays and lesbians who reveal their homosexuality cannot serve in the military.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

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  25. 1. Gays and lesbians who reveal their homosexuality cannot serve in the military.


    True.

    And your point is?

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  26. That alone is the source of the blackmail risk.

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  27. Exactly, the old Catch 22 aroo!

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  28. Democrat CIA and administration members, oth, can destroy National Security Secrets with relative impunity.

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  29. Yep.

    So, how many years will it be until homosexuals are openly admitted into the military?

    Not many, I think.

    The most serious issues (as with the introduction of women) are ones of facilities, moving toward both one big happy and greater physical privacy, effecting men and women both.

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  30. What, like your guy at Bragg, Doug, and the LTC out in LA?

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  31. Democrat CIA and administration members, oth, can destroy National Security Secrets with relative impunity.

    Secrets like, oh, so-and-so is in the CIA's non-proliferation division, her and the forty other people she worked with? Naw.

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  32. Trish: So, how many years will it be until homosexuals are openly admitted into the military?

    450 days 23 hours 39 minutes and 34 seconds.

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  33. I don't think it'll be quite as quick as that, but I take your point.

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  34. FEMA apologizes for news conference on fires; fake 'reporters'...
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    We won't do it again, honest.
    Trust us.
    Nobody gets fired, since there hearts were in the right place:
    "Good Intentions"

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  35. Who's at Bragg and who's the LTC?

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  36. Don't make me dig up your last week's posts at Belmont. Please.

    The guys who shouldn't go to jail because they were only "intelligence sharing," otherwise known as acting as your own classified distributor, otherwise known as ACTUALLY BREAKING THE LAW BY DISSEMINATING THAT WHICH YOU'VE SWORN TO KEEP IN OFFICIAL CONFIDENCE. Sweet.

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  37. Oh, the guys that didn't want their families blown up, now I remember!

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