“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.” - George W. Bush

All The Best


I want to thank everyone who participated in the Elephant Bar over the past twelve years. We had millions of visitors from all around the World and you were part of it. Over the past dozen years, two or three times a night, I would open my laptop and some of you were always there. I will miss that.

My plans are to continue my work with technology and architecture. You know my interests and thoughts.

At times, things would get a little rough in the EB. To those of you that I may have offended over the years, I apologize. From all of you, I learned and grew.

An elephant never forgets.
Be well.

Deuce, 21 June 2018

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Why is Bush calling for Kosovo's Independence?

Is there any limit to this man's foolishness? What strategic interest does the US have in encouraging a narco-criminal Islamic state appearing in Western Europe? There surely are enough things stirred up in enough places without President Bush proving once again he belongs somewhere else far from any office of responsibility. Does he not see the irony in his support for open US borders and amnesty, and what has happened to Kosovo?

Since the NATO/UN intervention in 1999, Kosovo has become the crime capital of Europe. The sex slave trade is flourishing. The province has become an invaluable transit point for drugs en route to Europe and North America. Ironically, the majority of the drugs come from another state "liberated" by the West, Afghanistan. Members of the demobilized, but not eliminated, KLA are intimately involved in organized crime and the government. The UN police arrest a small percentage of those involved in criminal activities and turn them over to a judiciary with a revolving door that responds to bribes and coercion. The objective of the Albanians is to purge all non-Albanians, including the international community's representatives, from Kosovo and ultimately link up with mother Albania thereby achieving the goal of "Greater Albania." The campaign started with their attacks on Serbian security forces in the early 1990s and they were successful in turning Milosevic's heavy-handed response into worldwide sympathy for their cause. There was no genocide as claimed by the West -- the 100,000 allegedly buried in mass graves turned out to be around 2,000, of all ethnic origins, including those killed in combat during the war itself.

The Kosovo-Albanians have played us like a Stradivarius. We have subsidized and indirectly supported their violent campaign for an ethnically pure and independent Kosovo. We have never blamed them for being the perpetrators of the violence in the early '90s and we continue to portray them as the designated victim today in spite of evidence to the contrary. When they achieve independence with the help of our tax dollars combined with those of bin Laden and al-Qaeda, just consider the message of encouragement this sends to other terrorist-supported independence movements around the world.
-Maj-Gen. Lewis MacKenzie, now retired, commanded UN troops during the Bosnian civil war of 1992

Bush calls for Kosovo's independence


Sunday, June 10, 2007 (Tirana, Albania)
US President George W Bush, receiving a hero's welcome as the first American president to visit Albania, said on Sunday there cannot be endless dialogue about achieving independence for Serbia's province of Kosovo.

''Sooner rather than later you have got to say 'Enough is enough, Kosovo is independent,''' Bush said during a news conference with the Prime Minister of Albania.

Bush, standing alongside Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha, urged Albania to help maintain calm and peace in Kosovo as the province's independence process moves forward. He said any plan to extend talks must have the goal of 'certain independence.'

Mr Bush said he was “worried about expectations not being met” in Kosovo, where 90 percent of the population are ethnic Albanians demanding independence from Serbia and where Nato leads a peacekeeping force of 17,000 troops.


  1. Albania would be a Wonderful place for a Naval/Air/Spec Ops Base; and, Italy's getting a little (lot) hard to manage.

  2. Look at that map again. Think, "Middle East."

  3. Anyway, perhaps, "Both" would be even "Better."

  4. Bulgaria has much better wines and the woman are far better looking.

  5. and the woman are far better looking.

    The Women are better looking than "Albanian?" Women.

    WOW, they must be really Georgeouuus, huh?

  6. Bush ain't comin home. He's found the only country in the world where someone actually likes him.

  7. beware of Albanians bearing praise.

  8. Okay, okay, "Take the Pot!" Bulgaria it is.

    Those guys on the Eisenhower didn't need shore leave, anyway.

  9. I'm telling you, those Albanians had THE best PR campaign I've ever seen going.

    Their al Qaeda buddies were there.

    Their al Qaeda buddies are still there.

  10. I spent an interesting couple of trips in Sofia. Bulgarian woman have an exotic look as every tribe on the planet seems to have passed though there going one way or another.

  11. Bush must not like to read intelligence reports on places that he visits.

  12. What happened was: They all passed through there on their way to conquer Mesopotamia, OR, on their way as they were Fleeing from those who had just conquered them in Mesopotamia.

    This would include every church group, and boy and girl scout troop in the universe.

  13. "intelligence reports" and Bush

    This combination of four words contains 1) a probable oxymoron, 2) a debatable moron and 3) a fascinating mixture of both.

  14. Look again at the "Adriatic" Sea. Prime territory, that.

  15. deuce, warning, you are pushing the 'censor' to the limit with them pics.

  16. And so say all of us, General McKenzie. Although that one bit,

    ...ultimately link up with mother Albania thereby achieving the goal of "Greater Albania."

    is not neccesarily so, since the Tosc lowland Albanians dominate Albania while the Gheg highlanders predominate in Kosovo. The Gheg (whose clans now span nothern Albania, nothern Macedonia, Kosovo and Presevo valley of Serbia, as well as fanning out across the civilized world as "refugees") are delighted with their Kosovo just the way it is, since Kosovo the country would have to impose border controls, be answerable for the actions of its citizens etc etc.

    Kosovo is the no. 1 cesspit of Europe. We (y'all the US, NATO and me) invaded a Christian nation against international law in order to save those poor wee muslim Kosovars, who were already the balkan bandit kings back before the war - there is a good reason the Serbs were beating up on them! Before us their best buddies were al Quaida, and the Clinton US government happily ignored the 1998 state department listing of the KLA as a terrorist organization to go to war in support of it.

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  18. Watch the deeds, not the rhetoric, to find the true meaning.

    Who are the patrons of the family Bush?

    Who benefits from US pokicies, primarily?

    If not the Sauds.

    The key compeonent to the game, the men behind the curtain, who must be ignored, at all costs.

    Get that damned dog away from there!

  19. aQ, the action arm of Saudi covert operations.

  20. OT--An old argument heats up. Death Penalty Deters Crime, Studies Say Back when I was in school this was a big argument with most studies saying it didn't, as I recall. My view? Keep your own self clean, you'll be ok. Was reading an article in the Sunday paper about two 16 yr olds in Pocatello, killed a girl, after making a video saying how they were going to do it, by stabbing her something like 80 times. Jury convicts both, first degree. What do you do with that? They're 16.

  21. Hang 'em, bob, you hang 'em high.

    Be done with them, do not waste another of society's moments upon them.

    Won't happen, of course. We'll warehouse them both, for the next few decades.

  22. Does Sofia have a sister?
    I'd like to spend some time in there too.

  23. Panama vs Cuba, this one, no doubt as to who to cheer for in this one.
    Mexico was losing to Honduras, 2-1, late in the 2nd half. Politics through soccer, kinda fun.

    They need to tweak the rules, to allow for higher scores. If they want to breach the North American video market.

  24. Go Panama Canalers! I admit though, both soccer and hockey--two games I just don't get the 'feel' of. Looks like a lot of guys just running or skating around in circles to me.

    Best basketball game I ever saw personally in my life--Idaho(no. 6 in the nation that year--how rare is that?) vs Iowa in the NCAA regionals at Pullman. Our guys played perfect, our big guys handled their big guys, who were considerably bigger than ours. We had the best backcourt combo in the nation that year, I think. Absolutley beatiful game. Almost brings a tear to the eye to think back about it. Last game I ever went to with my dad. Course, we had a let down next game and were out of it.

  25. I've never been a soccer fan, but the kid likes to watch and it is the World's most popular game.

    We are the World,
    better get up to speed.

  26. News reports say, Bush is more popular in Albania than in Alabama.

  27. Lute Olsen and the UofA always fills the AZ bill for competitive Bball. Outshines our local ASU program, year after year. But Baseball, ASU used to be tops, have not tracked it lately.

    Soccer is more fun if you take an emotional interest, enjoyable to see Cuba losing. They are so far.

    The Mexican announcers are pretty nuetral, but sometimes, they're over the top, biased. Especially if a Mexican team is on the field. Not fair or balanced, then.

  28. Winners are popular, bob.
    Mr Bush is handing the mussulmen of Albania a great big V, for Victory.

    Makes a mockery of all those who believed that Mr Bush was fighting Islam. With his actions.

    The actions that make his Religion of Peace rhetoric pale in comparison.
    One is only rhetoric, the Albanian gains in Kosovo, those are actionable achievements. A big step forward for the Saudi factions. Wahabbists on the march, aided and abetted by the US.

    We are not at War with Islam, we have their backs.

  29. Border Patrol on the Idaho,Montana/Canadian border saddles up with Wild Horses

  30. Wish the riders luck, taking greenies into the mountains.

    Hope they are hands and not dudes, the Border Patrolmen, theu'll have their hands full, for sure.

    As for thriving in the mountains, they need to eat like any other horse. Bought into their own Governmental BS.

    Riding greenies on hunting trips, vaya con dios.

  31. Difference 'tween the lease horses and the BLM stock, training.
    Just like the US Army and the Iraqi. Cheaper to hire Iraqis, then send a US soldier or Marines.

    What's the difference, in outcome?

  32. "We are not at War with Islam, we have their backs."

    You betcha.

  33. Here is a horse that would be adequate for a serious patrol effort.
    Well trained and experienced.
    Proven of being capable of going the distance. $4,000.

    The other applicable horse at their ranch, $15,000

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  35. I was wondering if they knew what they were getting into with those horses. I was talking to a lady just a few days ago that knows and has horses, and I asked her about the wild horses. Stay away from that, she said, tough to train, and handle. I know zero about horses other than people around here often get in trouble for not caring for them properly. This lady ticked off all the stuff you have to do on a regular basis. No thanks, I'll continue growing beans. And my daughter is old enough now, she doesn't bug me about getting a horse, like she used to.

  36. Nice looking. Last time I was on a horse, I remember getting off, and sitting on a rock, and thinking how soft the rock felt.

  37. I'd advise against it, 'cept if you want to spend some cash, less than a pickup truck, but not much less. Especially if you think a lot of your daughter. 1,100 pds of living beast, if you get a smaller one. Four hard feet, tough teeth.

    It a head butt contest, the horse will win. So, for a loved daughter, a 12 year old super made machine. Nothing less, if you like to sleep soundly.

    Mr Reeves, he was riding a good horse, which balked at a jump, I believe is the story. I've been dumped more than once, so has everyone I've known who ridden a bunch.

    Kinda an addiction, horses.
    Best left alone, given the choice.

  38. Horses and motorcycles, best stay away. I've never known anyone who has ridden cycles for long that hasn't had some trouble. My insurance agent bought a Harley, dead within three months, on the road between the universities here. Drunk student got him.

    One of the big old Lincoln's, with air bags, that's the ticket.

  39. Chevy truck and Tahoe, for me.

    Dirtbikes, when young of body, but not any more.

  40. We might all want to join the Church of Christ if all the girls look like that. Sounds like they keep a good handle on them too.

  41. rufus,

    There are things that are "wrong" and there are things that are "just wrong". That is just wrong.

    Oh, I have been told, "Just because they make it in your size doesn't mean you should wear it."

  42. It's hard not to giggle when visiting that website, though.

  43. Rufus, you really need to put a 'warning' sign up before you post something like that.