Moonbat Wants To Arrest John Bolton

Did you know that there is an *original* moonbat. Oh yes! His name is George Monbiot, (a UK journalist and Green Party member) and I’m guessing the word “moonbat” is a play on his last name. I guess if I really wanted to take the time, I could cite some examples of how Monbiot earned the nickname. But his latest antic, is enough to enter him into the Moonbat Hall of Fame, all by itself.

Because this Moonbat wants to execute a citizen’s arrest of John Bolton’s mustache, and is putting the call out to fellow moonbats. Can you believe this guy?!:

Author George Monbiot (original inspiration for the term “moonbat”) has declared that this coming Wednesday, after former UN Ambassador John Bolton speaks, that he plans to arrest the American for “war crimes.”

After running through a jawdropping series of falsehoods, exaggerations, and ignorant comments about Bolton’s career, Moonbat then issues his challenge:

Only when those who help to launch illegal wars fear punishment will future governments desist from launching them. As citizens I believe we have a duty to try to deter future war crimes. So I propose that we allow John Bolton to speak here, and then carry out a citizen’s arrest.
I’d like to see him try. John Bolton has chunks of guys like Moonbiot in his stool.
Meanwhile, somewhere in Minnesota, another Moonbat is far along in his long-shot bid (having already attended a court hearing) to have President Bush arrested when he attends the Republican Convention in August, for basically the same reasons.
Moonbats have been harboring these sick fantasies about “Bushco” for too long, now. These people are deranged.
It almost makes you wish for the Democrats to gain complete control of the government just to shut them the hell up.
Almost.
UPDATE:
By two ‘heavily built’ security guards:

Mr Monbiot was blocked by two heavily-built security guards at the end of the one-and-a-half hour appearance, before he could serve a “charge sheet” on him.

After being released by the guards the columnist – a fierce critic of the 2003 American-led invasion – made a dash through the rain-soaked tented village in a failed attempt to catch up with Mr Bolton.
Bwahahaha.

During Mr Bolton’s talk, to a packed-out audience, Mr Monbiot had asked Mr Bolton what difference there was between him and a Nazi war criminal.

Mr Bolton said the war was legal, partly because Iraq had failed to comply with a key and binding UN resolution after the end of the Gulf War in 1991.

On the war’s legality, he added: “This is not my personal opinion, this is the opinion of the entire legal apparatus of the US government.”

Nuh uh. It’s still an illegal war…I saw it on a bumpersticker.

Is Violent Jihad Starting To Lose Its Allure To Radical Islamists?

In the past, moderate Muslim’s have condemned violence in the name of Islam. What’s surprising to hear now, is, more radical Muslims are doing it, too.

Lawrence Wright, author of The Looming Tower , (a book about al Qaeda’s road to 9/11) was recently interviewed by NPR, and had this to say:

… what’s fascinating is that they’re attacking (terrorism) on two grounds: One is that [violence is] not practical because it hasn’t achieved their purposes. And secondly, it’s sinful. It is placing the souls of the people who commit this violence in great jeopardy.”

Wright tells NPR’s Guy Raz that the two players behind the rift are Ayman Al-Zawahiri, al-Qaida’s No. 2 man, and Sayyed Imam Al-Sharif, also known as Dr. Fadl. Sharif, who wrote al-Qaida’s manual for jihad training, recently released a manifesto refuting those principles. (Here).

The fact that al-Qaida’s architect has changed his mind, Wright says, makes violence “harder to justify using that kind of thinking.”

He says al-Qaida is unraveling in some respects.

Wright goes on to say al Qaeda, much reduced from what they were, and clearly losing in Iraq, are losing popularity all across the Muslim world because Muslims tend to be the main victims.

I suppose for some, it’s still okay as long as Christians, Hindus, and Jews are the only victims, but progress is progress.

Wright also says

… people are beginning to question the use of violence not only in the case of al-Qaida but even in resistance movements in Palestine.”

Could we be on the verge of a major sea change in the way radical Muslims view their cause, and how to reach their goals? And if we are…don’t we have the Iraq war to thank for it?

Although there will always be those who don’t believe that Iraq was a proper battleground in the war on terror, there are others (like Abu Musab Zarqawi) who begged to differ.

And the truth of the matter is, the insurgents in Iraq who were sympathetic to al Qaeda’s cause, and saw themselves as brothers in arms with them against the American invaders, needed to see the animalistic brutality of al Qaeda up close and personal to see the light.

Terrorism just ain’t cool.

And the more al Qaeda in Iraq continues its method of operation, the more the Iraqi people turn against it.

If radical Muslims from around the world, are looking at terrorism, now as the wrong way to go about reaching their goals, (in part because of what they’ve observed in Iraq), then I think that would have to be considered a positive by-product of the Iraq War.

Related:

And very interesting, via Weasel Zippers:

al Qaeda discusses losing Iraq.

A Day That Will Live In Infamy

On May 24, 2007, I started this blog. Yes, today is my one year blogiverary, and I’m going to celebrate it by not being around to blog. The whole fam is heading for Memphis for the weekend. But before I leave I thought I’d do some reminiscing about the early days of this blog.

Day one: I try unsuccessfully  to log into The Hostages Blog to be a part time poster. Instead, I create my own blog, by mistake. My first five blog posts (not counting, “Hello World” *rolls eyes*) are, GASP!, Dammit!, I hate My Blog, This Is Dumb, and That Don’t Make No Sense. I am totally befuddled and out of my league. My friends from the Hostages and elsewhere come over (at my behest) and offer support and helpful tips. I figure I’ll play around with it for a few days…then delete the whole thing.

Day Two: I decide to try to post a picture. It ain’t much…but it beats the one I posted at the Hostages.

I’m literally starting from scratch. No clue what I’m doing.

Day Three and onward: I’m hopelessly addicted.

Incredibly, from that humble beginning, I managed to be a top 10 finalist for Best New Blog in the 2007 Blog Awards.

Some Nice Deb Stats:

My best day ever: January 3, 2008 For Kumari Fulbright’s mugshot.

Second to best was Soldier Does Mean Harry Caray Immitation video, that was a big hit on July 3rd.

Both due to massive AOSHQ links.

Third would be My Reds For Obama post from earlier this month.

My top three hit magnets:

#1 Man Claims He Was Molested By Bigfoot

#2 Did The Chuck Norris Endorsement Cause The Huckabee Surge?

#3 The United States Redneck Special Forces

UPDATE:

See what my adorable husband had made up for me?

He presented this banner to me in Memphis, (along with a bottle of champagne, and box of chocolates). He really is too good to me.

Mpls Activist/Paulbot Wants Bush Arrested At Republican Convention In August

Minneapolis activist/Paulbot/Gadfly, Ed Felien has filed a brief with a Hennepin County court charging Bush of crimes of murder, conspiracy to fix prices, and conspiracy to distribute heroin.

THE CRIME OF MURDER
First, his pursuit of a war against the government of Iraq was not done in legitimate defense of national interest but rather in pursuit of personal wealth. His administration lied about the threat of weapons of mass destruction, and they lied about a connection between Iraq and international terrorists. They knew Iraq did not pose a threat to the United States. The only reasonable explanation for George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq was that he stood to personally benefit from the war.

THE CRIME OF CONSPIRACY TO FIX PRICES

The price of a barrel of crude oil has almost doubled since the beginning of the Iraq War. That has implications for the price of gasoline at every service station in Hennepin County.

THE CRIME OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE HEROIN

Finally, George W. Bush should be arrested and prosecuted for his collusion with the opium warlords in Afghanistan to distribute heroin in Hennepin County.

The National Drug Intelligence Center in its Minnesota Drug Threat Assessment report of August, 2001, said “Historically, heroin abuse has been low in Minnesota, but there are signs of increased use. There were 36 opiate-related deaths in Hennepin County through September 2000, compared with 27 in all of 1999.”

A reporter from the Mpls. StarTrib was at the court hearing this morning, and reported on it thus:

During Felien’s nearly 20 minutes of wide-ranging argument, Larson advised him several times to slow down so the court reporter could capture his words.

Felien touched on Bush family history, claiming that the family has influential ties to “Saudi princes” as well as Afghanistan drug lords and the Mafia. He introduced numerous news articles to the judge regarding the Bush family and oil prices.

– snip –

At the end of a 30-minute hearing, Judge Gary Larson said he would rule in the normal course of business, but he did not provide a time frame. Felien’s request certainly had the feel of a very long shot.

Naturally this guy is a Paulbot who is the publisher of a weekly alternative newspaper, and hangs out with people like this:

Here’s his ‘Arrest George Bush’ piece at Protest RNC 2008.org. (I guess he’s not a ‘real Republican’).

PSSSSST:

(Keep this on the down low, mmkay?) But you can register here to submit an event on the Protest RNC 2008 event calendar.

Kind of like the Olympia Peace and Justice Community shenanigans some wingnuts (not me!) engaged in, last fall, (if you remember).

UPDATE:

Bummer. A “Dr. Frankenfurter”, veteran of the Olympia Peace Community Calendar, reports failure in his attempt at creativity with the Protest RNC 2008 calendar.

“These moonbats delay and verify community events”, he tells me.

Hat tip: Crime Scene KC

Obama’s Reading Material

Wow, I don’t know if this is a book Obama should want to be caught reading, given his image as weak on foreign policy:

Here’s an exerpt from the book via Newsweek:

At the military and political level, we still live in a unipolar world. But along every other dimension—industrial, financial, social, cultural—the distribution of power is shifting, moving away from American dominance. In terms of war and peace, economics and business, ideas and art, this will produce a landscape that is quite different from the one we have lived in until now—one defined and directed from many places and by many peoples.

The post-American world is naturally an unsettling prospect for Americans, but it should not be. This will not be a world defined by the decline of America but rather the rise of everyone else. It is the result of a series of positive trends that have been progressing over the last 20 years, trends that have created an international climate of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

A review from NRO:

What Zakaria misses is that the relative decline of the U.S. is real, but that it already happened.  U.S. share of world GDP in 1945 is estimated to have been about 50%; this more than halved between 1945 and 1980.  The U.S. economic crisis of the 1970s was largely the result of this decline.  I’ve argued at length that the Reagan economic program was a creative and successful response to that crisis that has prevented the U.S. economy from going the way of Europe.  This program was focused on two things: sound money and deregulation, broadly defined.  It’s ironic that, despite the rhetoric, Reagan’s program was premised on a very clear-eyed recognition of relative American decline.  (It’s interesting, by the way, to see Reagan’s take on foreign policy commitments in this light.)

The ability of the U.S. economy to defy historical gravity for the past 25 years has not been automatic: it was earned in a set of pivotal political battles that were pretty much complete by 1984.  The next twenty years comprised, within the American economy, a Twenty Years War to implement this less-regulated system that has now reached maturity. We live in the new economy that it has created.  The danger of misdiagnosis of our current situation is that we will fail to understand the sources of our success and unwittingly throw them away.

Anyhoo….I’m not saying it’s a terrible book, (not having read it myself). I’m  just thinking *symbolically* … Not the best choice for Obama.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit