UK to Expel Iranian Diplomats. Iran Still Crazy.

England is expelling Iranian diplomats from their soil. Newsflash: It doesn't change the fact that Iranian leaders are nuts.

The United Kingdom isn’t happy with the Iranian stooges who stormed their Embassy in Iran, eloquently screamed, “Death to England!” and burned the Union Jack. In fact, they’re so perturbed that they’re expelling Iranian diplomats on British soil. Britain’s Foreign Secretary William Hague has a point when he says:

“If any country makes it impossible for us to operate on their soil they cannot expect to have a functioning embassy here.”

Jazz Shaw over at hotair does a fine job covering the story, but the caption under the home page photo that read “Destabilization” is a bit misleading. That’s a word you hear quite a bit when it comes to the Middle East–‘destabilization’–but what does it mean? Using it implies that there was stability to begin with. There wasn’t. There hasn’t been for…a long time. In fact, an argument can be made that the entire region is nuts.

The “fear societies” that Natan Sharansky speaks of in The Case for Democracy litter the region. Unlike the old Soviet Union, however, many of the thugs in charge aren’t frozen by a concept like “Mutually Assured Destruction” (MAD), but are encouraged by it.

Question: Is a country stable if its leaders believe an apocalyptic nightmare scenario is necessary for “The Hidden Imam” to heal the world?

Even Better Question: What does it say about Western Civilization that tyrannical regimes around the world openly state their desire for the death and destruction of free nations—follow up on the rhetoric with concrete steps to realize those goals—and the reaction of Western diplomats is to pretend we’re all living in Christopher Nolan’s debut film, Memento?

Somewhere along the line we were convinced we had to “get along” with “the international community.” We don’t. In fact, we shouldn’t “get along” with dictators and despots and warlords running roughshod over the human rights of their people while enriching themselves and building weapons of war. The United States should get along with civilized nations, and it should work to bring backwards nations into the fold when possible (I’m talking to you, Burma). But what the American people need when it comes to international skid marks like Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il is clarity.

If the Iranian government wants to allow students to hop around concrete slabs like animals, fine. If Iran wants to allow those animals to endanger the lives of British diplomats working on foreign soil, then England has no choice put to bring them home. However, it’s incumbent upon British leaders to artfully articulate what’s happening and who’s to blame. When violence breaks out there will inevitably be the useful idiots on the left who will place blame squarely on the shoulders of the free world. While conservatives will know that isn’t the case, it’s better to have it all on record now.

Cheers,

Doug

Obama Adopts Foreign Policy From 90’s Band Live: I Alone.

President Obama dances with 90's band Live to "I Alone." Fitting, since he's about the last one left who believes in his foreign policy. How's that outreach with dictators and despots and theocratic thug states around the globe going? Not well, huh. Didn't think so.

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged on President Obama’s foreign policy.  When I last seriously touched on him, I believe his Youtube diplomacy had scored big wins…with the “throw a shoe at Obama booth’s” ticket takers in Indonesia.  Since then, other jihadi carnival clowns have operated as well; the Taliban and Iran have apparently teamed up for an interesting game, whereas target practice on American troops can get you $1000, or a few Seth MacFarlane-Family Guy Stuffed Stewies, (whichever one suits your fancy):

Iran is paying Taliban fighters $1,000 for each U.S. soldier they kill in Afghanistan, according to a report in a British newspaper.

The Sunday Times described how a man it said was a “Taliban treasurer” had gone to collect $18,000 from an Iranian firm in Kabul, a reward it said was for an attack in July which killed several Afghan government troops and destroyed an American armored vehicle.

If this keeps up the President will have to abandon the Youtube Diplomacy for one inspired by the 90’s band, Live. We’ll call it “I Alone Diplomacy.”

I alone love you
I alone tempt you
Fear is not the end of this
I alone love you
I alone tempt you
I alone love you
It’s easier not to be great.

Because I’m sure there are some livid Live fans that right now (considering this song’s religious metaphors), l’ll clarify what I’m trying to say:

I don’t think President Obama loves Mahmoud Ahmadinejad or fanatical Shia or Sunni Muslims around the world. What I’m trying to say is that his foreign policy seemed to be centered around getting despotic thugs around the globe to warm up to the United States by, in essence, apologizing for the greatness of America while pumping up their self esteem with silly platitudes. The thought process seemed to be: Tell (fill in the blank with whatever run-of-the-mill anti-American country U.S. diplomats or the President was visiting here) about how great they are, while apologizing for real and imagined slights, and we’ll make headway.

And that was flat out wrong. And independent voters are finally starting to get it. And pretty soon, the President is going to be all alone if he doesn’t wake up.

During his first year in office the world’s worst actors sized him up. Think what you will about George Bush, but the man struck fear into the hearts of bad apples around the globe. Until President Obama at least creates the possibility in their head that he’ll do more than use drones to redecorate hut walls Taliban blood-red from time to time, he’ll won’t be able to keep them in check.

With that said, I’m off to Home Depot to see if they can mix up some paint for me, preferably Taliban Blood Red.

Ahmadinejad Freak-Out Over Xerxes Coming; Tron Infidel Jeff Bridges Avoided.

Zack Snyder is teaming up with Frank Miller again. Need I say more? “Xerxes” will

German film critics and the liberals that inhabit the cultural carcass that is Europe are going to freak when Xerxes comes to town.

see the light of day, and Holocaust denying mullah nut-jobs and the likes of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad aren’t happy about it (and that’s a good thing, my liberal moral relativist friends):

“‘300’ also became an international incident, of sorts. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad bitterly denounced the film and the Iranian Academy of the Arts filed a formal complaint through the United Nations that framed the movie as nothing less than an attack on the historical identity of a nation…”

To a lesser extent, we can all sit back and enjoy as liberal media outlets and the hollowed out cultural carcass that is Europe freak out over Xerxes’ political undertones and the positive messages the kids might take away as it regards to Western Civilization. If you think really hard you might remember reading about our German friends’ reactions to 300:

LOS ANGELES, March 4 — Three weeks ago a handful of reporters at an international press junket here for the Warner Brothers movie “300,” about the battle of Thermopylae some 2,500 years ago, cornered the director Zack Snyder with an unanticipated question.

“Is George Bush Leonidas or Xerxes?” one of them asked.

The questioner, by Mr. Snyder’s recollection, insisted that Mr. Bush was Xerxes, the Persian emperor who led his force against Greek’s city states in 480 B.C., unleashing an army on a small country guarded by fanatical guerilla fighters so he could finish a job his father had left undone. More likely, another reporter chimed in, Mr. Bush was Leonidas, the Spartan king who would defend freedom at any cost…

Some attendees walked out of a screening there, while others insisted on seeing its presentation of the Spartans’ defense of Western civilization in the face of a Persian horde as propaganda for America’s position vis-à-vis Iraq and Iran…

“Don’t you think it’s interesting that your movie was funded at this point?” Mr. Snyder recalled being asked in Berlin. “The implication was that funding came from the U.S. government.”

When you read the negative reviews of Xerxes, you might ask yourself if it’s because Frank Miller is one of those rare breeds in Hollywood—the openly patriotic artist:

“…Then came that sunny September morning when airplanes crashed into towers a very few miles from my home and thousands of my neighbors were ruthlessly incinerated — reduced to ash. Now, I draw and write comic books. One thing my job involves is making up bad guys. Imagining human villainy in all its forms. Now the real thing had shown up. The real thing murdered my neighbors. In my city. In my country. Breathing in that awful, chalky crap that filled up the lungs of every New Yorker, then coughing it right out, not knowing what I was coughing up.

For the first time in my life, I know how it feels to face an existential menace. They want us to die. All of a sudden I realize what my parents were talking about all those years.

Patriotism, I now believe, isn’t some sentimental, old conceit. It’s self-preservation. I believe patriotism is central to a nation’s survival. Ben Franklin said it: If we don’t all hang together, we all hang separately. Just like you have to fight to protect your friends and family, and you count on them to watch your own back.

So you’ve got to do what you can to help your country survive. That’s if you think your country is worth a damn. Warts and all.

So I’ve gotten rather fond of that old piece of cloth. Now, when I look at it, I see something precious. I see something perishable.”

Frank Miller isn’t perfect. If you haven’t seen The Spirit, consider yourself lucky. However, Frank does know how to join forces with some pretty creative guys, each with a track record of directing a cool movie or two.

See you on opening night, Mahmoud! I’d invite you to see Tron, but I heard Islamic police states have an aversion to Imax 3D versions of Jeff Bridges. Your loss.

Why does Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hate me? I totally have a beard... Oh, wait, I'm still an infidel. Don't come crying to me when you miss out on my Tron Song of awesomeness

Hank Johnson: When Captain Planet meets Congress, YOU Lose.

I was recently talking with a smart young woman when the conversation started to veer towards environmental public policy issues. It was intimated that I should tread carefully, because this person cared about

Captain Planet is telling me Gaum will sink into the ocean if there are too many people on it. And businesses all destroy the environment. Now hand over more control of your life to me.

the environment. Notice anything weird about that? Just as most of the liberal “anti-war” folks I’ve run across have a hard time contemplating how those who support efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan also abhor war (we just remember poster-boy “anti-war” hero Neville Chamberlain a little too well)—conservatives have also allowed their intentions to be defined by the left as it pertains to environmental policy. And, while I’m more interested in results instead of intentions, it’s tough to reach people when their knee-jerk reaction is to assume you don’t care about their feelings

Because guys like Mahmoud “there aren’t any gay people in Iran (probably because we kill them), and speaking of which can we get back to my desire to wipe Israel off the face of the earth” Ahmadinejad exist, and the danger they pose to world peace so stark to the majority of Americans, self-congratulation as a form of social policy is often a hard sell on national defense. Environmental policy is not.

During a conversation I had a few weeks ago with a guy who knows a thing or two about environmental issues, I mentioned how conservatives slept in class as Professor Pop Culture was inculcating generations of kids with Al Gorwellian talking points. Ever watch Captain Planet, where big-bad businessmen were always plotting and planning ways to harm Mother Earth? Do you remember The Simpsons episode Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish? Then you know what I’m talking about.

The last time I checked (although not in the way President Obama did after he signed the Health Care bill) I liked breathing clean air and drinking clean water and not dying of rectal cancer caused by Sean Penn’s weird death wish or an Airborne Toxic Event: Sometime Around Midnight. I mean, I really, really like breathing clean air and drinking clean water. And I want a world where my kids and grandkids can experience that as well. I just don’t think handing over large chunks of the US economy to liberals like Hank Guam might tip over and sink into the ocean Johnson and his Planeteers is a good idea. I think the creativity of the American people, entrepreneurs, global markets, and a freeing-up of unnecessary artificial constraints on our energy infrastructure is a better bet.

Am I wrong? I don’t think so, but I also don’t think I care about the environment any less than someone who looks at rocks and cries. I’m just not insane.

Barack Obama, Youtube Diplomacy, and Iran.

When Iran isn’t busy killing its own people or sending Ahmadinejad around the world to deny the existence of gay people, it’s busy moving ahead with its nuclear program.

Usually, we only get the standard screw you to the United Nations in diplomat-speak, but everyone once-in-awhile you get a story like this, that really highlights the extent to which nutcase mullahs will go for their “peaceful” nuclear program.

All of this begs the question: What were the kids thinking when they voted for a guy who thinks he can win over a religious police state that monitors your every move on the internet, deems you an enemy of God, and then kills you?

And why do people continue to have faith in the United Nations when it perpetually demonstrates that it’s one big joke? You would have thought that they learned a thing or two after United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441…but I guess not. And why would they? The current president thinks George Bush would have succeeded with the world’s dictators and thugs if only he used a little more Youtube diplomacy.

Hugo Chavez, Saboteurs, Sean Penn, and The Pixies.

Hugo Chavez’s socialist revolution is pretty interesting–it’s taking place in the dark. Well, in this case perhaps he was just playing a sick game of peekaboo with all of Venezuela, because he claims all those rolling blackouts are due to saboteurs. A secret underground group of Latin American patriots have serious issues with Chavez’s bizarrely-to-scale bobble head forced upon them during marathon talk show snoozefests? I  know I’d be annoyed if every time I turned on the television I had to watch his Mr. Potato Head because he kept shutting down television stations that refused to spit-shine his ego with tongue baths.

I guess my question is, why do guys like Sean Penn give thugs like Chavez the O-face from Office Space on a regular basis? It’s really bizarre to see Hollywood hotshots opt to act (free of their regular multi-million dollar contracts they’d lampoon a businessman for) as apologists for Muqtada-al-Sadr clones. It’s even more odd that Penn would intellectually snuggle with a guy who actively seeks nukes and openly states he wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth (but that’s a blog post for another time).

At least there are some members of the entertainment community willing to call them out for their police state thug-love. Sean Penn, do you ever ask yourself: “Where is my mind?”

Billie Joe Armstrong: American Idiot, Sunshine Patriot, or Both?

It’s been some time since Green Day used anti-Americanism as a vehicle to fill their pockets “bravely” stood up to George Bush and single handedly saved the nation.  Some might be confused as to how the same guy who saved the First Amendment from Bush and Co. did so when his own definition of free speech mirrors Mahmoud Ahmadinejad:

Word leaked out that they were making a rock opera. “I looked on the message board,” says Armstrong, “and some kids thought we were crazy. It’s like, ‘Fuck it, take the message board down,’ (Rolling Stone Magazine).

Don’t worry about it. The fact that Billie Joe Egoweak Armstrong turns into a Communist China censorship cop in the face of pimply criticism has nothing to do with his ability to liberate a nation from redneck, racist, homophobic bigots.

What made Billie Joe so “brave” back in the day? Apparently, wanting to choke people he disagreed with politically:

“…frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG would throttle US President GEORGE W BUSH if the two were left alone together – and he’d enjoy doing it.”

Like the first example, don’t let Armstrong’s tinctures of real life dictators, despots, and the their sadistic offspring fool you. He’s a patriot, which this blog intends to demonstrate.

For instance, have you heard about Green Day’s new rock opera lampooning the Obama administration for not closing Guantanamo Bay? Have you read the lyrics for “American Idiot II”, in which Armstrong goes full-anthem over Obama’s tacit approval of torture, Cheney-style? And have you heard the chord arrangement that screams Hulk-Green rage over our current War-monger in Chief?

No? Well, truth be told…neither have I.

Maybe he’s working on a musical to Chol-hwan Kang’s haunting portrayal of life inside North Korea’s modern day gulags in Aquariums of Pyongyang, but something inside says “don’t hold your breath.”

Billie Joe Armstrong: sunshine patriot. Somewhere, Thomas Paine is nodding his head in agreement.

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