Surge Brigade Redeploys Home

BAGHDAD - Soldiers from the 4th Bde, 1st ID are redeploying to Fort Riley, Kan., this month.

By Guest Column - Saturday, April 12, 2008 - Full Story

Pallywood Strikes again

At the recent closing arguments of the Mohammed al-Dura trial, France 2 screened a special video presentation about what happened at the Netzarim Junction on the fateful day. That presentation, which Charles Enderlin recently posted online, unfortunately relies on the same kind of staged footage as the original al-Dura video did.

Professor Richard Landes blows the lid on this disingenuous video.

Go to our Backspin blog to see Enderlin’s footage and to comment on this story. The France2 presentation’s in French, of course, but even if you mute the sound, you’ll easily understand what Enderlin wants the images to convey.



By Guest Column Honest Reporting- Saturday, April 12, 2008 - Full Story

Petraeus: Iraqis Want to Establish National Sovereignty

WASHINGTON — The GoI wants to establish itself as an independent entity that one day can stand on its own feet without U.S. assistance, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq testified before the House Armed Services Committee here Wednesday.  “They want to do that as much as we do,” Army Gen. Petraeus, told House panel members.

By Guest Column Gerry J. Gilmore- Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

CTF Applauds Mississauga Planned Utility Sale

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation responded positively to Mississauga Council’s decision to put its city-owned hydro provider - Enersource Corp. - up for sale and urges the city to protect the revenue for the long-term.

By Kevin Gaudet - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Obama is Toast

We already know that only a Democrat Party suicide pact to give the nomination to Hillary will keep Barack Hussein Obama from heading the ticket.

By Alan Caruba - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Why isn’t Gore hounding the Olympic torch?

Tibetan protesters aren’t the only ones who ought to be dogging the Olympic torch relay.

By Steve Milloy - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

“Martin Luther King, Jr. Was A Republican!”

Don’t you find it just a little disingenuous for Democrats to pick Martin Luther King, JR. (MLK) as their hero and role model, when MLK was a Republican?  “What”.... you say!?  “....... no way!”

By Guest Column Ron Ewart- Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

The Virus of Tolerance

Tolerance is the credo of the age, the great rallying call of modern liberalism. Tolerate and be tolerated, they say. Tolerate to all alike.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Swinging Like Monkeys from the Branches of the Liberty Tree

Recently, in a Chicago suburb, a village trustee was issued a citation for disorderly conduct when she informed two less than discerning parents that the trees of the village were to be respected as elements of nature, not utilized like playground equipment. The citation was issued after the parents mistook verbiage used as that of being racist. It should be disturbing to all of us that a citation was issued because of words used in a non-aggressive fashion. Even more disturbing is that our society is willing to disregard free speech rights in pursuit of political correctness.



By Frank Salvato - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

The Media’s Delusional take on Multiculturalism

According to the Edmonton Journal’s editorial of April 4/08, “Prosperity in Diversity”, Canadians are just loving the transformation of their cities. Yeah right. Truth be told, Spike Lee could do a movie on what’s happening in my hometown of Vancouver, and no doubt a few other places.

By Guest Column Tim Murray- Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Possible Stonehenge Discovery Made

The first archaeological dig since 1964 was begun last week at one of England’s most treasured sites, Stonehenge, and already a discovery has been made which has validated the scientists desire to dig in the first place.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Justice for All or Only for Some?

With the surprise retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Michel Bastarache,  speculation will soon begin to mount about where his replacement might be found.

By Myles Higgins - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Reports of intimidation plans as Zanu PF prepares for election re-run

Harare-Zimbabwe-As the post March 29 Zimbabwe harmonised election circus continues, reports of a plan by Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF to intimidate the rural electorate in the run up to a presidential run-off have been revealed. A top source in the armed forces, who cannot be named for obvious reasons, made revelations that top army officials and war veterans met in the capital city, Harare, this Monday, at Cranborne, to “map the way forward” in preparation for a presidential re-run.

By Guest Column Stephen Chadenga- Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

“Palestine” after Bush - Vision or Mirage?

14 April 2008 marks the fourth anniversary of the date when the signposts pointing the direction towards realizing President Bush’s vision for a Palestinian State were emblazoned on the diplomatic horizon.

By David Singer - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

Journalist Asks Bush to Protect Iraqi Christians

On the eve of the Pope’s visit to the U.S., journalist Raymond Arroyo has taken President Bush to task for his policy toward the plight of Christians in Iraq. Arroyo, anchor of the show, “The World Over,” has aggressively questioned Bush about some of the issues we raised in a recent column. The entire interview will air at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, on EWTN Global Catholic Network. Here are excerpts from his tough interview with the President:

By Cliff Kincaid - Friday, April 11, 2008 - Full Story

The Crime Or The Cover-Up

Over the years, we always find ourselves coming back to ask the big question: What was worse, the crime or the cover-up? From Nixon to Clinton, we know what they did was wrong. How it was handled is what ultimately made the bad situation worse.

By Bob Parks - Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story

Visiting China: for Trade or Charade?

TORONTO—(Epoch Times) A series of planned trips to China by elected officials in Canada has prompted concern over what message our country is sending the Chinese regime as reports of human rights abuses continue to pour out of that country in the lead up to the Beijing Olympic Games.

By Guest Column Jason Loftus- Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story

U.S. SF destroy AQI training camp, find large weapons cache in Jazeera Desert

BALAD - U.S. SF destroyed an AQI training camp and large weapons cache during a multi-day op, April 2 to April 5, in the Jazeera Desert. The cache included more than 20,000 rounds of 14.5 mm ammo, SA-7 surface-to-air missiles, a SA-7 battery, 14.5 mm machine guns, 68 mm rockets, TNT, suicide-vest charges, hand grenades, 82 mm mortar tubes, 82 mm mortar rounds, a 120 mm mortar tube, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher, RPG warheads, and homemade explosives materials.

By Guest Column - Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story

Pres. Bush Confers Highest Military Decoration on Fallen Navy SEAL

Petty Officer Second Class Michael A. MonsoorPetty Officer Second Class Michael A. Monsoor, a Navy SEAL, was awarded posthumously the Medal of Honor for diving onto a grenade to save his teammates.  Monsoor also received the Silver Star for his actions in May during the same deployment in 2006, when he exposed himself to heavy enemy fire to rescue and treat an injured teammate.

WASHINGTON — President Bush posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor to Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael A. Monsoor Tuesday, a Navy SEAL whose mortal sacrifice in Iraq saved the lives of two fellow SEALs and several Iraqi soldiers.

By Guest Column John J. Kruzel- Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story

Google Earth Taking You Inside Refugee Camps

There is little doubt left in many minds that I am a Google-fanboy. I literally can’t see them doing anything wrong, and I will gladly pledge my allegiance to their worldwide domination; surely it is inevitable. Their latest mission though, only proves my view that they are in fact, a force for good.

In an effort made in tandem with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), Google has added a UNHCR layer to its Google Earth application and Google Maps web application. Now, instead of being hidden away from cameras, Google has brought the plight of the refugee in to our own living rooms.

By Guest Column Joshua Hill- Thursday, April 10, 2008 - Full Story