Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Destroying Hezbollah's financial infrastructure

* angryarab:
"Since 2000, Hizbullah violated the Blue Line on the Israeli-Lebanese border 100 times, while Israeli violated that line 11,782 times."
* ken has more on weldon's lucrative family-ness courtesy of defense contractors.

* via rawstory:
"The conservatives, who include Newt Gingrich, Richard Perle and leading current and former members of the Pentagon and National Security Council, have urged the president to transfer Miss Rice out of the State Department and to an advisory role. They said Miss Rice, stemming from her lack of understanding of the Middle East, has misled the president on Iran and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

"The president has yet to understand that people make policy and not the other way around," a senior national security policy analyst said. "Unlike [former Secretary of State Colin] Powell, Condi is loyal to the president. She is just incompetent on most foreign policy issues."

The criticism of Miss Rice has been intense and comes from a range of Republican loyalists, including current and former aides in the Defense Department and the office of Vice President Dick Cheney. They have warned that Iran has been exploiting Miss Rice's inexperience and incompetence to accelerate its nuclear weapons program. They expect a collapse of her policy over the next few months."
* atlasvlogs. wingnuts are crazy. (vid)

* driftglass:
"It is a major part of why I believe David Brooks is such a malignant little hack; the constant spinning of ludicrous theories out of air and spittle arguing that Bush didn’t know. Bush didn’t mean it. Bush wasn’t told. No one could have anticipated the ________. His aides deserted him. His base failed him. He is, in fact, a Sekrit Fucking Genius.

It is also why Bobo is constantly getting his nuts sliced off, dipped in scalding chocolate fundu-style and mailed back to him COD in his endless, losing razor-fight with William of Occam."

* wolcott:
" This morning on Imus a freshly showered Monica Crowley told the old sidewinder that Israel needed to finish the job, "break the back" of the Hezbollah network, and in short do what was ever necessary to achieve its goals. How this would be achieved by destroying the infrastructure and social fabric of Lebanon was unaddressed, probably because Crowley doesn't care. She scoffed at the idea of an international peacekeeping force in a southern buffer zone, and, agreed, the idea seems highly impractical, given the fact that no nation is going to be eager to cough up the troops, as the front page story in today's NY Times indicates. But the way she dismissed the notion was by cracking, "Can you imagine the French in there? They couldn't even handle the Nazis.""

* via WUFYS:
"Israeli intelligence sources tell NBC News that among the targets hit in Lebanon are as many as a dozen financial institutions — part of a previously secret campaign to destroy Hezbollah's financial infrastructure. Some banks were demolished, others deliberately damaged but not destroyed. In one case, Israel also took out a bank manager's home."
no longer secret, like the SWIFT program.


rimone said...

i can't believe you linked to that crazy speedfreak w/her horrible lawng eye-land accent (giving Brooklyn accents and tony soprano accents an even worse rep, lol).

i checked out about 10 seconds (all i could handle) of one of her vids linked at tbogg last week and imagined her rallying her troops--sub-moron dickheads w/hard-ons for her phoney tits and the phoney preznit.

she--along w/coulter and malkin--is one of the worst side effects of having preznit asswipe in the oval office.

lukery said...

i also find platypus interesting.

i sat thru the full 5 minutes. agape.

lukery said...

btw - did u see her with the kid last week?


Don said...

I think Gavin nailed it last week: "...our favorite Dolce & Gabbana shriekbot."

SN! You Tubed that vid last week here:

Atlas: It’s an onslaught of media, and we have to hit the biggest criminals first — the Peace Conspirators. You know who the Peace Conspirators are? [singing] “All we are saying, is let’s kill the Jews.”

Gavin:All we are saying, is those aren’t real boobs.

(Side note: should you really feel the need to check the vid out, do so there... her 'site' is bogs down with the hateful crap in the sidebars)

Don said...

i sat thru the full 5 minutes. agape.

Greenwald linked to one of her vlogs a couple of weeks back with a similar observation, marvelling, I think, that anyone could be that venomously, joyfully, blindly hateful. Almost cobra-like, but with none of the natural cunning.

I've watched a few (including the one with her daughter, shudder). There's a certain train-wreckish amusement to it, but only in small doses.

lukery said...

know thine enemy

tis stupid and evil. what a mix!

rimone said...

dunno if this thread is still viable, but whatever. anyway, the thing of it is, i used to see greaser chicks like her, in all their bridge-and-tunnel 'glory' coming into nyc on weekends, trying to fit in w/their overly expensive ersatz punk gear on (or worse yet, disco) and too-professionally coiffed hair and the moment they opened their raucous wordholes, any semblance of sanity was destroyed. at the end of whatever night, we'd see them against the walls or waiting outside clubs, starting fights w/city chicks and/or drunkenly dissing everyone and snapping their bubblegum.

seeing a lowlife like that have any semblance of credibility or popularity rallying the war-hungry chickenshit keyboard commando troops, just kills me (on a personal level and yes, like the professor whose site i forget, i /do/ take it all personally).

the inmates are running the asylum but we already know that.

lukery said...

right - she's just a parody of herself.

apparently she's majorly popular in wingnuttia.