Iraq the Model

Well, Omar is not looking very chipper today. After reading this though, I have to say that I am glad the US is in Iraq right now during the goings on with Iran/Syria/Israel/Lebanon.

It is true that religion had always been playing a central role in the numerous chapters of the conflict between the Muslims and the West but this time there’s a totally different theological belief that is being used by Iran to provoke and direct this war; I think the best way to say it is that we are about to see Iran launch the mullahs’ version of an ‘Armageddon’.
I know this may sound absurd and maybe some of you are thinking no one could possibly be thinking that way but remember, I am telling you what extremist theocrats seem to be planning for and logic has very little space in the mullahs’ way of thinking.

I’m not going to claim I know exactly what Hizbollah’s or Hamas’s hidden motives are because I don’t live there but I know about those of the regime in Iran and its arm in Iraq; both Ahmedinejad and Sadr are devout believers in the ‘Savior Imam’ of Shia Islam who is the 12th grandson of prophet Mohammed, also known by the name ‘Imam Mehdi’ hence the name of Sadr’s militias ‘the Mehdi Army’.
I must point out though that some factions of Sunni Islam also believe in the rise of the Imam but they have their own different version of the story.

Like you weren’t already thinking in the back of your mind that……………………………nevermind.

India

See if this makes sense….. This is not “Freedom of Speech”.

India’s Internet regulators have started blocking several Web sites in a move that borrows a page from China, where government censors heavily restrict the flow of online information.

(ht The Jawa Report. One of the banned websites.)

And this is “Freedom of Speech”.

CSNY’s anti-Bush `Freedom of Speech’ tour stops at ACC

and

It isn’t only Young, however, whose right to speak out has been challenged. For as long as musicians have been writing protest songs, critics have questioned their authority to do so. Last month on CNN, Bruce Springsteen defended musical activism by insisting he had just as much right to a public political opinion as, say, outspoken conservative pundit Ann Coulter — a view shared by Stills.

That always cracks me up when they can’t figure out the difference between the fact that someone is taking away their “Freedom of Speech” vs someone that “Disagrees with their Speech”.

LOL
Jawa – take it as a complement for now!