February 22, 2013
IDF: Hezbollah Under Nasrallah’s Rule: 21 Years of Terror
21 years ago, Hassan Nasrallah became the leader of Hezbollah. Under his leadership, Hezbollah has committed a stream of terror attacks on both Israeli and international soil and has killed numerous innocent civilians.
Here is our roundup of 21 years of Hezbollah activity under Nasrallah:
The European Union has yet to list Hezbollah as a terror organization.
Related: Pass the popcorn
January 03, 2012
EU Aviation Carbon Tax
(Brussels, Belgium) Effective 1/1/12, the European Union collects carbon taxes from airlines.
Experts expect that the introduction of carbon taxes on airlines will lead to an increase in ticket prices for passengers, from two to 12 euros ($2,5 - $15,5) on medium-range flights, and from four to 24 euros ($5 - $31) on transatlantic flights.Al Gore is probably smiling.
But the EU plan has triggered protests from different countries.
Chinese state-owned news agency Xinhua said it would be difficult to avoid a “trade war”.
December 05, 2011
Serious Questin about the Eurozone?
As a regular traveler to the Eurozone, I keep a fairly close on on the Euro to Dollar exchange rate. Now, I also minored in economics with substantial work in the field at the graduate level.
What I'm having a hard time figuring out is this: if the Eurozone is about to fall apart and the Euro about to collapse, then why hasn't the spot exchange rate changed drastically over the past few months?
This is a real question. I'm totally mystified.
Shouldn't lack of confidence in the Euro push people into other currencies in droves? I mean, even if it's at the margins, say with a core of Europe on the Euro and the periphery out, shouldn't people be lining up to sell Euros in exchange for something -- anything -- else?
Any one out there have a reasonable explanation for this? Or is the Eurocatastrophe talk just a bunch of alarmist hype?
November 29, 2011
Pat Condell on Democracy, and a Tapdance on the Carcass of the EU
Heaping handfulls of awesome.
January 16, 2011
Cancel Christmas (And Easter)
The European Union has issue school diaries listing every popular festival and holiday except the most obvious ones - Christmas and Easter. Coincidentally (or maybe not so coincidentally), both are Christian holidays.
The European Union has sent millions of diaries to schools which list the dates of Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish and Chinese festivals - but omit any mention of Christian celebrations.
In an extraordinary move, three million 2011 notebooks were printed at a cost of £4.4million to the taxpayer. Around 350,000 of the diaries have already been shipped to schools in the UK alone.
There is no record for Christmas, Easter or Lent - despite bureaucrats carefully listing the EU’s self-styled ‘Europe Day’ on May 9.
The German delegate blamed "aggressive Atheism." I blame aggressive political correctness and rabid dhimmitude.
(Hat Tip: Jihad Watch)
December 02, 2010
Austrian MP To Turkish Ambassador: "People Are Sick and Tired of the One-Way Street Tolerance"
This speech is a single flame that fills me with hope...
November 27, 2010
Fun: UK MP Destroys Eurosocialists of EU
March 08, 2010
82nd Airborne Division In Afghanistan: We've Got A Problem
"With the conditions and treatment at this remote Spanish base. Among other things it sucks having to dig our aircraft out of the mud. Gravel? what damn gravel. Time is of the essence in MEDVAC missions." (My take)
Via Michael Yon
Monday, 08 March 2010Read it all. I hope this problem will be solved now or sooner than now. I sent off emails to my reps. this a.m. Thankfully, Yon is also making sure Secretary Gates gets wind of this.
Yesterday, an American involved in the war effort handed me a document. It was an email from a Lieutenant Colonel in the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan. His unit is in combat seven days a week. To be clear, I did not get the email from the officer and I have never met him.
The email is about the abysmal, unsafe conditions which some of our most dedicated troops are living in, at a remote base run by the Spanish military in Afghanistan. All deletions [xxx] are by me. I have the entire email. The serious and disturbing allegations are found in the second and third paragraphs.
Please note, that the failure to support permanent US troops at this Spanish base constitutes real negligence about their ultimate safety. And that comes on top of a degree of harassment that is shocking among allies.
The message begins:[More...]
h/t Death Star who has a few choice words to say on this matter.
November 17, 2009
Europe Not So Hopey and Changey
Obama's failure at delivering the US on a new climate change treaty leaves the Europeans all depressed and icky feeling.
November 14, 2009
EU Forcing Homosexual Agenda on Lithuania
The European Parliament and the Lithuanian Parliament are crossing swords regarding homosexual propaganda in schools and member state sovereignty.
Paraphrasing, the EU said "do it or else." Lithuania said "bite me" -- with all due respect, of course.
July 14, 2009
EU Considers "Further Action" Against Iran
(Brussels, Belgium) With the EU presidency rotating to Sweden, there's a new sheriff in town and, boy, he is angry.
Ambassadors from three European Union member states on July 7 visited the Iranian Foreign Ministry to call for the “immediate release” of a British embassy employee, a Swedish EU presidency statement said."Considering further action" is a diplomatic code phrase which presumably dispatches a team of EU scholars to the university library in search of adjectives and verbs with stronger tsk-tsk effects.
The EU was considering “further action” if the Iranian authorities did not release the employee, one of several British embassy workers arrested following controversial presidential elections in Iran.
Ironically, in a followup statement, the EU used the word "condemned" in protesting the arrest of French teacher Clotilde Reiss. Evidently the EU means business and the Iranians should prepare for a fresh set words being voiced against them.
June 05, 2009
Early Results - EU Parliamentary Election
(Brussels, Belgium) All 27 nations of the European Union are holding elections Thursday through Sunday for 736 seats in the EU Parliament. The member nations hold their individual elections on different days due to varying national practices and all are supposed to hold the results until all votes have been cast.
A total of 375 million people throughout Europe are eligible to vote, however, a low turnout is expected. Thus far, Great Britain and the Netherlands have voted with the Dutch releasing provisional results received from municipalities and exit polls.
The early release of results is troubling to the European Commission which is considering sanctions against the Dutch. The Czech Republic and Ireland vote today.
Dutch results indicate that Geert Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) will gather four parliamentary seats, disturbing to many European politicians since Wilders is tagged as an anti-Islamic, right-wing extremist. Wilders opponents in the Netherlands have tagged the PVV successes as "shameful" and "disappointing." According to the DailyKos, the Freedom Party, "led by the odious Geert Wilders," looks to receive almost 20 percent of the vote.
Obviously, Geert Wilders is a rising star in European politics and leftists are not pleased.