Sunday, March 30, 2008

Dith Pran (1942 - 2008) Survivor of the Cambodian Holocaust.

Human history has been spotted by bloody holocausts. Dith Pran survived one of the bloodiest holocaust in human history, the Cambodian Holocaust by the Communist Khmer Rouge in late half of 1970s. Under the Maoist leadership led by Pot Pot, 1.7 million people out of 7.9 million population were perished.

Holocaust left victims and survivors. A brave survivor sprang up in his voice to awake the rest of the world to recognize the tragedy. Pran's story was portrayed by the Academy award winning movie, The Killing Fields. Now he has his own voice as, "Part of my life is saving life. I don't consider myself a politician or a hero. I'm a messenger. If Cambodia is to survive, she needs many voices."

Pran was born on September 27, 1942, in Angkor Wath, famous historic site with the Buddhist temple. He worked for the tourist business until the civil war spread across the border with Vietnam. He changed his career as a war correspondent to make a team with Sydney Schanberg, then a New York Time correspondent. They covered the Cambodian civil war from 1972 to 1975.

The overturn by the communist Khmer Rouge on April 12, 1975 changed Pran's destiny forever. The U.S. supported Ron Noll's government fell into the hand of Maoist leader Pot Pot. On the day, Pran and Schanberg still covered the fall of the capital, Phnom Penh.

It did not take long for them to be arrested by Khmer Rouge, the anti-American guerillas. The young guerillas put guns to their heads for instant execution. "They are French journalists!" Dith shouted. "They are here to write about your great victory." He talked non-stop attempting to persuade the guerillas to release them. When they were set free, they rushed into the French embassy. Later Schanberg was expelled from Cambodia and Pran headed toward his hometown disguising himself as a taxi-driver. Pran heard that his wife and children successfully escaped out of the country with foreigners.

The philosophy of the Khmer Rouge, symbolized by the word of 'Angka,' was to return the Cambodian society to a primitive community. All towns and cities were emptied and all hospitals and schools were closed. They propagated their philosophy as "Angka is taking us back to year zero."

Dith Pran was located at one of labor camps where he worked as a cook for blacksmiths. Desperate for food, he crept into the rice field and grabbed a handful of grain. However, he was captured by guards, half of whom were teenage girls. They beat him with butt-ends bamboo sticks. Fortunately he was released after a night on his knees with his arms and legs bound together.

North Vietnamese invaded Cambodia in December 1978. The Vietnamese troops captured Phnom Penh the following year. Dith came back to his hometown only to discover that his father had starved to death in 1975, the Khmer Rouge executed his three brothers and his sister was murdered with her husband and two children.

Pran crossed the jungle seeded with land mines to refugee camp in Thailand border leaving his country behind. Sydney Schanberg, the New York Times journalist, took the first flight to Thailand just after hearing Pran's survival. On first seeing Sydney at the refugee camp, Dith told with almost a fainted voice, "You must write it."

In 1976, Schanberg was awarded by Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Cambodia civil war. He accepted the Prize with the name of Dith Pran. Finally Pran flew over to the U.S. and reunited with his family. Since 1980 he has worked as a photojournalist for the New York Times.

Sydney wrote a moving story titled "The Death and Life of Dith Pran" for the New York Times Magazine in January 1980. This story was recreated into the movie, "The Killing Fields."

Dith Pran, dead today at age 65.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fitna The Movie: A View about Muslims in the Netherlands. Can the rest of Western Democracy be far behind?

For those of you who can stomach the truth about Islam and Islamofascist ideology, please watch this short film by Geert Wilders about the Quran. It's about 14 -15 minutes but it shows you things that the appeasers don't want you to know.
UPDATE (8:00 pm): This film has been removed by It seems that it's content is too revealing in it's truth about the so-called "Religion of Peace". The faithful do not like it when passages from their Scriptures show them for what they are.

Unfortunately, there were
Death Threats made concerning their employees and I think the wise thing was for them to remove it. If I find another link I'll make sure it's posted here.

** 30/3/2008: Liveleak Update **

On the 28th of March was left with no other choice but to remove the film "fitna" from our servers following serious threats to our staff and their families. Since that time we have worked constantly on upgrading all security measures thus offering better protection for our staff and families. With these measures in place we have decided to once more make this video live on our site. We will not be pressured into censoring material which is legal and within our rules. We apologise for the removal and the delay in getting it back, but when you run a website you don't consider that some people would be insecure enough to threaten our lives simply because they do not like the content of a video we neither produced nor endorsed but merely hosted.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hillary's Whoppers.

The USA Today/Gallup survey clearly explains why Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is losing. Asked whether the candidates were “honest and trustworthy,” Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) won with 67 percent, with Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) right behind him at 63. Hillary scored only 44 percent, the lowest rating for any candidate for any attribute in the poll.

Hillary simply cannot tell the truth. Here's her scorecard:
Admitted Lies
• Chelsea was jogging around the Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001. (She was in bed watching it on TV.)
• Hillary was named after Sir Edmund Hillary. (She admitted she was wrong. He climbed Mt. Everest five years after her birth.)
• She was under sniper fire in Bosnia. (A girl presented her with flowers at the foot of the ramp.)
• She learned in The Wall Street Journal how to make a killing in the futures market. (It didn't cover the market back then.)
Whoppers She Won't Confess To
• She didn't know about the FALN pardons.
• She didn't know that her brothers were being paid to get pardons that Clinton granted.
• Taking the White House gifts was a clerical error.
• She didn't know that her staff would fire the travel office staff after she told them to do so.
• She didn't know that the Peter Paul fundraiser in Hollywood in 2000 cost $700,000 more than she reported it had.
• She opposed NAFTA at the time.
• She was instrumental in the Irish peace process.
• She urged Bill to intervene in Rwanda.
• She played a role in the '90s economic recovery.
• The billing records showed up on their own.
• She thought Bill was innocent when the Monica scandal broke.
• She was always a Yankees fan.
• She had nothing to do with the New Square Hasidic pardons (after they voted for her 1,400-12 and she attended a meeting at the White House about the pardons).
• She negotiated for the release of refugees in Macedonia (who were released the day before she got there).
I suppose I could find it in me to forgive this kind of dishonesty in a average citizen. But when it comes to someone who wants to be the most powerful person in the world, There is No Way can I overlook these things.

I always said this about former President Bill Clinton: "a man who will betray his family will have no problem betraying his country". Just think about all the missile technology that Clinton had sold to the Communist Chinese in return for political campaign contributions. Hillary is still getting money from the ChiComms.

Just how is a dishwasher in a Chinese restaurant able to donate $1,000.00 to the Clinton campaign?

I guess I'm in the wrong business.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Famous Quotes about Liberals.

As part of my never ending quest to make light of the liberal/progressive ideology, I've found the following quotes. I know, a lot of generalizations here but you know what "they" say: "There's always a little truth in the absurd".

Don't kick me yet though. I'll hit conservatives as well. (Maybe).

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody elses money. (Carter Glass)

A liberal is a power worshipper without the power. (George Orwell)

A liberal is a socialist with a wife and two children. (Anonymous)

A liberal is man who will give away everything he doesn't own. (Frank Dane)

A liberal man is too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel. (Robert Frost)

A man who has both feet planted firmly in the air can be safely called a liberal. (an American Proverb)

If God had been a liberal, we wouldn't have had the Ten Commandments -- we'd have the Ten Suggestions. (Malcolm Bradbury)

Left-wingers are incapable of conspiring because they are all egomaniacs. (Norman Mailer)

The label of liberalism is hardly a sentence to public ignominy: otherwise Bruce Springsteen would still be rehabilitating used Cadillacs in Asbury Park and Jane Fonda, for all we know, would be just another overweight housewife. (Barbara Ehrenreich)

The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them. (Lenny Bruce)

There are two kinds of liberalism. A liberalism which is always, subterraneously authoritative and paternalistic, on the side of one's good conscience. And then there is a liberalism which is more ethical than political; one would have to find another name for this. Something like a profound suspension of judgment. (Roland Barthes)

We who are liberal and progressive know that the poor are our equals in every sense except that of being equal to us. (Lionel Trilling)

Easter: A New Beginning.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Medic Stationed in Afghanistan Becomes 2nd Woman to Be Awarded Silver Star

A story from I for one wish to thank this young soldier for her service and bravery.

God Bless You!

CAMP SALERNO, Afghanistan ( — A 19-year-old medic from Texas will become the first woman in Afghanistan and only the second female soldier since World War II to receive the Silver Star, the nation's third-highest medal for valor.

Army Spc. Monica Lin Brown saved the lives of fellow soldiers after a roadside bomb tore through a convoy of Humvees in the eastern Paktia province in April 2007, the military said.

After the explosion, which wounded five soldiers in her unit, Brown ran through insurgent gunfire and used her body to shield wounded comrades as mortars fell less than 100 yards away, the military said.

Brown, of the 4th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, said ammunition going off inside the burning Humvee was sending shrapnel in all directions. She said they were sitting in a dangerous spot.

"So we dragged them for 100 or 200 meters, got them away from the Humvee a little bit," she said. "I was in a kind of a robot-mode, did not think about much but getting the guys taken care of."

For Brown, who knew all five wounded soldiers, it became a race to get them all to a safer location. Eventually, they moved the wounded some 500 yards away and treated them on site before putting them on a helicopter for evacuation.

"I did not really have time to be scared," Brown said. "Running back to the vehicle, I was nervous (since) I did not know how badly the guys were injured. That was scary."

The military said Brown's "bravery, unselfish actions and medical aid rendered under fire saved the lives of her comrades and represents the finest traditions of heroism in combat."

Monday, March 3, 2008

It's 3 AM. Who do want to answer this phone?

Recalling Hillary's well reported off the handle temper and her reputed use of foul language, the scenario goes something like this:

(Sound of telephone ringing in background):

Secret Service Agent: "Madam President, the Oval Office Hot Line is ringing."

Hillary: "WTF? Who the f*** do you think you are waking me at this G**damn hour?"

Secret Service: "But Madam President, it's the Hot Line".

Hillary: "I don't give a f*** who it is. Tell whatever a**hole that's on the other end to go f*** them self. I'll call back when I'm good and f***in' ready!"

Secret Service: "Yes Madam President."

Hillary: "And where the f*** is Bill? It's 3 am and he's not in HIS G**damn bed. Is he down there with the interns again? So help me...if I find him with another cigar I'll castrate the SOB!"

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Was There Ever Any Doubt? Hillary and the Devil, BFF's!

Ever wonder who's got Hillary's back?

A picture say a thousand words...