So, a Gurkha beheaded a Taliban fighter? What is the problem exactly? What do we need when fighting Jihadists? More bad asses like Gurkhas
Brits back down from crazy ROE interpretation
A GURKHA under investigation for beheading a Taliban gunman has been allowed back on normal duty.
The Nepalese soldier faced court martial after he returned to base with the enemy fighter’s head in a bag and presented it to senior officers.
He had decapitated the insurgent with his kukri machete, the traditional Gurkha weapon, during fierce fighting on the Afghan front line.
Gurkhas do not play. I am reminded of the story about the Gurkha that killed 30 Taliban “fighters” in Afghanistan. One officer commented “what made the Taliban think 30 of them could take a Gurkha?”
I used to give this award out more often, but have been slacking on that as of late. today though, Donald Douglas posted THIS gem
Anthony Weiner came out for some gay pride love at the foreskin festival over the weekend.
At New York Magazine, “Anthony Weiner’s ‘Gay’ Pants Are the Talk of the Town.” And the New York Post, “Anthony Weiner in bid for gay vote as Christine Quinn wins major endorsement.”
A cock-waving adulterer? He should have the homosexual vote locked down!
Here are a couple of pics of Weiner, WITH pants thank God
Yeah, about that, Bob Belvedere says, ah, not so much
The world, especially Red China and Fascist Russia, have been humiliating The United States at will since this whole Snowden incident began.
Over at the New York Post, S.A. Miller reports on the latest round of ridicule:
Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday told President Obama to take a flying leap by refusing to turn over spy-secrets leaker Edward Snowden — who for a third day remained lounging in a Moscow airport.
“Snowden is a free person,” Putin proclaimed during a news conference in Turku, Finland, where he feigned annoyance at getting dragged into the closely watched incident.
“I’d prefer not to deal with this issue at all,” he said. “It’s like shearing a piglet — too much squealing, too little wool.
“The sooner he chooses his final destination, the better it is for him and Russia.”
Putin rubbed Obama’s nose in the international mess, saying that Snowden “had not committed any crime” in Russia, because Snowden hadn’t passed through customs and remained in a transit area inside Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport, which technically isn’t designated as “Russian soil.”
In other words, Putin sees Obama as a chump, and has zero respect for our president, but what of John “F—ing Kerry? Surely HE will make those Ruskies respect us
But Secretary of State John Kerry backed off from an embarrassing confrontation with Putin, appealing for “calm” and trying to stop the dispute with Russia from boiling over.
“I would simply appeal for calm and reasonableness in a moment where we don’t need to raise the level of confrontation over something as, frankly, basic and normal as this,” Kerry told reporters traveling with him in Saudi Arabia.
“We’re not looking for a confrontation” he said. “We’re not ordering anybody. We’re simply requesting, under a very normal procedure, for the transfer of somebody.”
Gee, John, why not offer Putin a back rub, or free ice cream, or maybe say please with sugar on top, WIMP! Bob sums it up very well
The weakness, it reeks.
Anthony Weiner might be seeking the New York Mayor’s office next election. Will he run as a Democrat? Will the party support him? Or perhaps he might start a new party? The Trouser Snake Party? or the One-Eyed Monster Party? Or perhaps the Perverts Party?
Via NY Post:
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner is laying the groundwork for a political comeback, possibly as a startling addition to this year’s mayoral race, sources said yesterday.
Political insiders were abuzz at news that Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, had granted a lengthy magazine interview for the first time since his resignation in an embarrassing sexting scandal in 2011.
“The magazine piece is step one of a two-step process for him to run citywide this year,” said one Democratic Party source.
“He’s looking at public advocate and comptroller, but he really thinks he can use this to get back in and run for mayor.”
Weiner issued a terse “no comment” when asked about his plans.
Weiner has $4.3 million left in his campaign account, including $248,710 that would be matched 6-to-1 under the public-financing system.
Here is a possible campaign them song
UPDATE! This might be the model for the first campaign ad
There is no part of the Constitution this deplorable administration respects. Gateway Pundit has more
The New York Post reported, via JWF:
Finally, this week, reporters are pushing back. Even Jonathan Alter — who frequently appears on the Obama-friendly MSNBC — came forward to say he, too, had been treated horribly by the administration for writing something they didn’t like.
“There is a kind of threatening tone that, from time to time — not all the time — comes out of these guys,” Alter said this week. During the 2008 campaign swing through Berlin, Alter said that future White House press secretary Robert Gibbs disinvited him from a dinner between Obama and the press corps over it.
“I was told ‘Don’t come,’ in a fairly abusive e-mail,” he said. “[It] made what Gene Sperling wrote [to Woodward] look like patty-cake.”
“I had a young reporter asking tough, important questions of an Obama Cabinet secretary,” says one DC veteran. “She was doing her job, and they were trying to bully her. In an e-mail, they called her the vilest names — bitch, c–t, a–hole.” He complained and was told the matter would be investigated: “They were hemming and hawing, saying, ‘We’ll look into it.’ Nothing happened.”
I knew the mask would slip if Obama was reelected, and here it is yet again. The radicalism exposed a bit more
So how long till the Little Dictator tries to control how many twelve packs of soda his subjects may purchase?
Why do Bloomberg and his Democratic cohorts hate the poor so much?
The New York Post reported the following:
Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop.
Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.
Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.
The city Health Department last week began sending brochures to businesses that would be affected by the latest ban, including restaurants, bars and any “food service” establishment subject to letter grades.
And merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new rules.
“It’s not fair. If you’re gonna tell me what to do, it’s no good,” said Steve DiMaggio of Caruso’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. “It’s gonna cost a lot more.”
And consumers, especially families, will soon see how the rules will affect their wallets — forcing them to pay higher unit prices for smaller bottles.
Gun owners in New York have a message for you, you pathetic tragedy pimp
New York Governor Cuomo the Junior may have rushed throughhis new gun control law with such speed thatpolice will avoid its restrictions only through the blessed miracle ofselective enforcement, but he may have a little trouble getting the state’s firearms owners to attend his party. The new law requires owners of those scary-looking rifles known as “assault weapons” to register their property (amidst assurances that, oh no, the registration lists will never be used for confiscation), but gun rights activists are actively urging gun owners to defy the new mandate.
According to Frederic Dicker at the New York Post:
Assault-rifle owners statewide are organizing a mass boycott of Gov. Cuomo’s new law mandating they register their weapons, daring officials to “come and take it away,” The Post has learned.
Gun-range owners and gun-rights advocates are encouraging hundreds of thousands of owners to defy the law, saying it’d be the largest act of civil disobedience in state history.
“I’ve heard from hundreds of people that they’re prepared to defy the law, and that number will be magnified by the thousands, by the tens of thousands, when the registration deadline comes,’’ said Brian Olesen, president of the American Shooters Supply, one of the largest gun dealers in the state.
Dicker quotes a Cuomo administration official admitting, “Many of these assault-rifle owners aren’t going to register; we realize that.” Which means that state officials were merely posturing rather than entirely ignorant of history when they penned the law and jammed it through. As I’ve written before, gun laws traditionally breed massive levels of non-compliance — even in places where you might think people have no strong history of personal arms, or of resistance to the state, When Germany imposed gun registration in 1972, the country’s officials managed to get paperwork on all of 3.2 million firearms out of an estimated 17-20 million guns in civilian hands. Californians may have registered as many as ten percent of the “assault weapons” they owned when that state imposed registration in 1990 (though the New York Times put the figure rather lower, at about 7,000 out of an estimated 300,000 guns covered by the law).