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Pakistan New Safe Haven For Militants

By Chris Jones, published on Nov 1, 2007

A large conflict may be looming as terrorists expand their control in Pakistan. Militants who once primarily controlled the lawless tribal belt on the Afghan/Pakistan border region are now in control of vast portions of Northern Pakistan. The increased influence of the Islamic radicals was highlighted this week by intense fighting between local gunmen and government troops. The government said about 180 people have been killed, mostly militants, in violence including bombings, abductions and shootouts. Taliban and al-Qaida were pushed back after the U.S. and its Afghan allies toppled the Taliban... (more)

Tags: islam, police

Blackwater: Fallujah Deaths Unavoidable

By Chris Jones, published on Oct 24, 2007

Heavier guns and sturdier trucks would not have saved a team of Blackwater USA guards brutally killed in March 2004 after being lured by corrupt Iraqi forces into a well-planned ambush, the embattled private security contractor contends in a report to Congress. This conclusion sharply contradicts the findings of a congressional investigation led by House Democrats and a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the families of the four slain guards. Blackwater is cast in both as an incompetent, penny-pinching outfit that sent an undermanned and poorly equipped detail through Fallujah, a known insurgent... (more)

Tags: iraq, shooting

Democrats Sabotaging The War Effort

By Chris Jones, published on Oct 16, 2007

With all the problems America is facing right now in the Middle East, friends are hard to come by. So why then has a Democratically controlled Congress decided now is the time to pass a resolution, condemning the massacre of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire 90 years ago? It would actually be funny if the situation weren't so serious. As one of our greatest friends, Turkey, has asked that we not go forward with the resolution as it's a very sensitive subject in their country. Since 90% of supplies pass through our bases in Turkey on the way to Iraq, it would make since that as a friend we would... (more)

Tags: americas war

Ahmadinejad: The Misunderstood Dictator

By Chris Jones, published on Sep 24, 2007

The American people were able to learn a great deal from the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran today. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told students and faculty at Columbia University that Iran doesn’t like terrorism and wishes to be friends with all nations. It turns out we were all wrong about Iran! Women have all the rights in the world and are freely able to participate in every level of Government. No really! We were further informed by the President that homosexuals are in fact not executed in Iran, because there are no homosexuals in Iran. On the subject of terrorism Ahmadinejad... (more)

Tags: new york, terrorism, israel, iran

North Korea Agrees to End Nuclear Program

By Chris Jones, published on Sep 3, 2007

According to reports North Korea has agreed to fully disclose and dismantle its nuclear programs in return for U.S. aid and an end to economic sanctions. The “hermit kingdom” has agreed to have this completed by the end of the year marking the first time the North Koreans have set a date. Of course it remains to be seen whether the notoriously unreliable “Dear Leader” Kim Jong-iL will keep his word or pull-out of the agreement at the last minute. Another thing that remains to be seen is whether or not the liberal media will give George W. Bush the credit he deserves, for bringing... (more)

Tags: france, bill clinton, china, japan

'Scarface' Director Undermines War Effort in New Movie

By Chris Jones, published on Aug 31, 2007

I was disappointed to read that Hollywood director Brian De Palma’s latest work is a propaganda piece, highlighting the atrocities that a handful of U.S. soldiers committed in the Iraqi town of Mahmudiyah. It’s ironic that someone like De Palma who is best known for directing ‘Scarface’ and ‘The Untouchables’ would be an anti-war liberal, but definitely not surprising. At a time when our country and indeed Brian De Palma’s country is at war with radical Islam, it’s just a shame that he chose to do a film about U.S. soldiers raping and murdering an entire family in Iraq. He uses... (more)

Tags: iraq, islam, movie, hollywood

Support The Troops By Keeping Them Alive Longer

By Chris Jones, published on Aug 24, 2007

U.S. troops in Iraq will receive at least 1,000 fewer special armored vehicles than expected this year due to the amount of time needed for shipment, the Pentagon announced. It appears that “Supporting The Troops” is nothing more than just rhetoric since the best way to support them would be to keep them from being blown to pieces. What the hell has happened to this country? The Pentagon had expected to get at least 2,500 of the new Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles delivered to the troops in Iraq this year. I can’t think of a higher priority as long as our men and women are... (more)

Tags: iraq

Karl Rove: The Liberal Media's Favorite Boogie Man

By Chris Jones, published on Aug 14, 2007

All the usual suspects are trying to squeeze out a few more columns about Karl Rove, before he leaves town allegedly for good. His status in Washington is almost mythical with the Democrats making fresh accusations almost weekly about his supposed involvement in this thing or that. The liberal bloggers headed up by Daily Kos are foaming at the mouth at the prospect of his sudden retirement being due to a coming indictment for something, anything. An editorial in today's New York Times titled Mr. Rove Gets Out of Town fantasizes about indictments in the very first paragraph. "Karl Rove,... (more)

Tags: karl rove

Why NOT hate Nicole?

By Chris Jones, published on Jul 27, 2007

I took a fair amount of criticism for my last article about Paris Hilton called "Why Hate Paris?" In it I stated that all the outrage over her perceived "special treatment" was fueled by nothing more than jealousy and envy. The sentencing of Nicole Richie this afternoon for her second DUI gives even more credibility to my conclusions about the Paris Hilton case. Nicole Richie was in court today over her second DUI in less than four years and driving on a suspended license. It was for the latest DUI that Ms. Richie was found to be driving with her license suspended on the wrong side of the freeway... (more)

Tags: paris hilton

Candidates Finally Plug-In

By Chris Jones, published on Jul 16, 2007

It looks like politicians are finally starting realize the importance of the Internet. If your a living, breathing, human who uses the Internet at least occasionally chances are you’ve seen the “I Got A Crush…On Obama” video which is tacky, catchy, and definitely funny. You may have also seen the “Hott 4 Hill” video which is a little creepy, but nevertheless funny and certainly unique. Both videos are available on YouTube if have not gotten a chance to see them. While these videos may be short on substance and offensive to some, the larger point is how the Internet is changing the... (more)

Tags: myspace

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