Tipping Points

March 30, 2006

Jill Carroll has been FREED!

Filed under: Middle East,Terrorism — thricearmed @ 4:59 pm

Jill Carroll, an American journalist working in the Middle East, was kidnapped and held by a terrorist organization that threatened to kill her. However, for some reason, they have released her, and she is more or less undamaged.

(Hat tip: Michelle Malkin)


February 28, 2006

It’s Cox and Forkum Day!

Filed under: Cartoons,Democrats,Middle East,Politics,Terrorism — thricearmed @ 9:08 pm

On the spur of the moment, I have decided to put up a few C&F cartoons from their archives. Enjoy!


P.S. Look at the date on each cartoon. I think C&F must be clairvoyant or something.

 July, 2004



 June, 2004



 December, 2003




November, 2003 


February 26, 2006


Filed under: Islam,Law,Military,Terrorism,War — thricearmed @ 8:01 pm

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it look as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I’m not half the man I used to be
There’s a shadow hanging over me
oh, yesterday came suddenly


That’s what the Democrats’ motto is. They claim to be the party of progress, but all they believe in is yesterday. Let’s face it, mankind wants stability. We want to think that there is no such thing as an abnormality, because abnormalities are destabalizing. Democrat leaders are bullies, and, as the Dems themselves are so fond of saying, “Bullies are cowards.” The leaders of the Democratic party are cowards, and they will pay any price for stability. They will do what man automatically does because of his self-preservation instinct. They will always capitulate.


June 28, 1914. Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand is assasinated. The polite fictions, the idea that man is basically a good chap, that men are reasonable, disappeared, and WWI started. After the War ended, these ideas came back, unrealistically as always. When Hitler took over, Neville Chamberlain held on to these fictions, and made a treaty with him. a few weeks later, Hitler began the systematic genocide of Jews. Again, the fictions disappeared under the hand of Churchill. As always, they came back after he left, and did not go away again until Reagan.


Ford, Carter, Kennedy, Nixon, all were convinced that the Soviets were good fellows deep down, that they really did want peace, that they would listen to reason. Well, the Soviets didn’t want peace until the world was Communist, and they would never listen to reason.


September 11, 2001. The World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington are attacked with hijacked planes. 2986 people are killed, many more wounded. Many people still cling to the hope that the Islamic terrorists are good, deep down.


June 7, 2005. 56 people are killed and more than 700 wounded in an attack by Islamic terrorists. Many people still cling to the hope that the Islamic terrorists are good, deep down.


September 5, 1972. Eleven Israeli athletes are killed by Islamic terrorists during the Munich Olympic Games. Mossad initiates Operation Wrath of God, and kills 9 terrorists associated with the killings. One innocent person is killed in Lillehammer, Norway. 


The problem with the modern mindset on terrorism is that people view terrorists as civilians. They are not. They are soldiers. The definition of the word “soldier” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language is:
1. One who serves in an army.
Ok, not a lot of info there, let’s look up “army”
1. A large body of men organized and trained for warfare on land.
If the Continental army during the American Revolution, and the armies under Simon Bolivar in South America were “armies,” then it is preposterous to say that the terrorists, funded and equipped by governments, trained in special training facilities, and organized with regular command structures, are not armies.
Here’s what Mark Steyn, internationally syndicated journalist, has to say:
On September 11th, the Bush Administration had to choose whether to regard the events of that morning as a matter for law enforcement or an act of war. At one o’clock that afternoon, as the Pentagon still burned and after he’d helped pull the injured from the rubble, Donald Rumsfeld told the President, “This is not a criminal action. This is war.”
… And, as we see in almost every case that comes up, to fight the jihad in the courtroom means you’ll lose.
Imagine if, during the London Blitz, you’d had Germans with British passports giving speeches advocating the United Kingdom’s incorporation within the Third Reich and demanding the Swastika fly over Buckingham Palace and you had to prosecute them individually and most Nazis were acquitted on technicalities but a few got 18 months-to-two-years. To be sure, one can argue (as many British and Americans do) that the jihad does not pose the same kind of existential threat, but at what point do you cross the line? Three hundred dead in a Tube blast? Six thousand in a skyscraper bombing? Why aren’t the dead of September 11th and July 7th already enough?
Read the whole thing
Yesterday is gone. The polite fictions are gone. The Democrats need to face the fact that the terrorists must be taken care of the same way that you would deal with an enemy army. Carthago delenda est. Carthage must be destroyed. The terrorists must not be dealt with like common murderers, but as enemies of the State. They must be imprisoned or eliminated. They must be fought as an enemy army. Their spies and operatives must be monitored and captured. Carthago delenda est.
“Is Life so dear, or Peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me Liberty, or give me Death!”

February 18, 2006

Rumsfeld To Put More Emphasis On Special Forces

Filed under: Islam,Military,Terrorism,War — thricearmed @ 1:38 pm

Via the Wall Street Journal:


Mr. Rumsfeld’s top-to-bottom review posits that the gravest long-term threat to national security comes from small cells of al Qaeda and its radical offshoots scattered across more than 80 countries. To take them down, Mr. Rumsfeld wants to build a much larger and more aggressive special-operations force with broader latitude to both work with indigenous forces and take action in countries where the U.S. is technically not at war.


Read the whole thing.


This is exactly what we need to be doing. In every age of war, there has been an advance, that, if taken, led to victory for those who embraced it. (On such a sea are we now afloat.) The stirrup seems insignificant, yet it meant that you could arm your cavalry with lances, giving them enough power to go through any but the best armor. The longbow, at Agincourt, showed that battles were no longer the exclusive property of the landed classes. The cannon gave Constantinople, a city up till then impregnable, to the Ottoman Turks. Then came the musket, then the rifle, and then guerrilla tactics. (Contrary to popular belief, America did not win the Revolutionary War using guerilla fighting. Our men fought in lines just like everybody else.) The carronade, or “smasher,” was a cannon used on ships that fired much larger projectiles than other guns, but a ship would only have a few. Quality won over quantity. The Gatling machine gun, and others like it, mowed the French down where they stood as they charged at the intrenched Germans in neat, orderly rows during the Franco-Prussian War. The plane, the submarine, the turreted and later the cannonless ship, the list goes on and on.

If we do not take this new advance, the advent of the Army Of One, then other nations may eventually win battles against us. They cannot possibly beat us right now, but if they can use terrorists to slip past our lines and destroy sensitive targets from within with “dirty nukes” and similiar small, powerful weapons, then we will either have to catch up or capitulate. The more emphasis we put on individuals and small task forces, the better.

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