Saturday, January 13, 2007

Iran Raises Voting Age - Stop the Vote!

What's the easiest way to ensure that your messianic, spit-in-the-face-of-the-West, Armageddon-hungry, Holocaust denying yet longing-to-carry-one-out President does not suffer another humiliating defeat in local elections and is no longer threatened by freedom-seeking youth? Stop the Vote.

Iran has raised its voting age from 15-18. 15 quiet young, you think? Let's not forget that our Islamist friends used to send children in suicide waves by the thousands to fight the Iraqis back in the 80's.

Is the regime being precautious - afraid of this voting block? I'm curious what the respect-other-cultures and celebrate-them-with-acceptance lefties would say to this one. The right to vote? or Acceptance? The right to vote (i.e. democratic rights)? or non-intervention? Democratic rights for people in the Middle East -oops! or .... You get the point.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Action with Iran

In the last few minutes we've learned that there have been several loud and powerful explosions in Southern Iran in the Khuzestan province, heavily populated by Arabs. The U.S. army has raided an Iranian government representative office in Iraq and made several arrests. The IDF has found several RPGs along the Northern border with Lebanon.

All this hours after U.S. President George W. Bush outlines his new plan for success in Iraq and at the same time that IAEA inspectors are in Iran.

These events may have no direct corrilation to one another, but let's not forget that last summer's Lebanon war was initiated by Hezbollah, Iran's proxy, on the day that the UN was to begin dealing with Iran's deadline and that the party behind the majority of unrest in the Middle East today is Iran.

Monday, January 08, 2007

US Airstrikes in Somalia

Finally, the U.S. is hitting A.Q. in Somalia. Understandably, the U.S. has been hesitant to get involved in Somalia. What? Isn't A.Q. running wild with those gat-chewing, gun-toating Somalis who managed to murder 18 U.S. soldiers? And yes, those soldiers, in Somalia under international mandate were murdered, not to mention butchered.

I argued a while back that Somalia was a pink elephant. No one wanted to get near it. In the end, Ethiopia couldn't risk the elephant backing up into its backward so it went in to take care of the problem. This doesn't mean the problem is taken care of. Let's not forget that the Taliban fell relatively quickly but some of them are still around and kicking.

What this strike does do is show that yes, Virginia, there is another front in the Global War on Terror (i.e. WWIII) and it's in Africa. So, we have terrorists running around North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Russia, the Caucuses, the Asiatic islands, Indonesia, etc...that's a nice world map right there.

Way to go, Mr. Bush, for hitting A.Q. wherever they are. If only there weren't a handful of countries fighting this fight.