See You In The Hague

How ridiculous is this?

Six hundred million gamers could be war criminals, Red Cross says

THE Red Cross is investigating whether 600 million gamers are violating the Hague and Geneva conventions when they kill and blow stuff up for fun.

Delegates at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Red Crescent raised the concerns over the potential “International Humanitarian Law” violations – which can constitute war crimes – during a workshop in Geneva.

“Exactly how video games influence individuals is a hotly debated topic, but for the first time, Movement partners discussed our role and responsibility to take action against violations of IHL in video games,” the Red Cross wrote in its daily bulletin.

See also:
Could Playing Videogames Be a War Crime?
Red Cross: 600m videogamers may be war criminals
War Crimes in Video Games Draw Red Cross Scrutiny
Are You a Video Game War Criminal?
Red Cross Investigating Virtual War Crimes
Red Cross Would Like Rules of War Applied to Video Games [Updated]
Red Cross: Violent video games violate international law
The Red Cross and Six Hundred Million Hague Convention Violations
Should the Geneva Conventions Be Applied to Video Games?
Should video games respect international war crimes law?
Red Cross vows not to prosecute video gamers for war crimes
Gamers are safe from war crimes prosecution
Red Cross: Gamers safe from war crimes prosecution

Whew, well, it’s good to know that the ICRC isn’t going to prosecute video gamers, so we dodged a bullet there. However, it’s incredibly troubling and well beyond insane that they’re even thinking about it. If you’re thinking about donating to the Red Cross this holiday season remember, there’s a huge difference between the American Red Cross and the International Red Cross.

/the former does good and important relief work, while the latter is just plain bat[expletive deleted] crazy

Mooky Rubs The U.S. Nose In The Iranian Victory In Iraq

After almost a decade in Iraq, after losing thousands of soldiers and spending hundreds of billions of dollars, the United States’ request to maintain even a minimal troop presence in Iraq after the end of 2011 was categorically rejected, in the end, effectively vetoed by close Iranian ally and long time U.S. nemesis, with plenty of U.S. blood on his hands, Muqtada al-Sadr. We got kicked out by Mooky, how absolutely humiliating is that?

Iraq’s Sadr calls for full US withdrawal

Head of Iraq’s Sadr movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, has called for the complete withdrawal of all American troops from the country by the end of the year.

Speaking in the holy city of Najaf on Wednesday, the cleric rejected any form of US presence in the country, as Washington and Baghdad are discussing keeping a limited number of US troops as military trainers in Iraq.

Sadr said the presence of US military trainers in Iraq beyond the Dec. 31 deadline is an ”organized occupation”.

He also dismissed any negotiation with the US before the full withdrawal of all foreign soldiers and the payment of compensation to the families of Iraqis killed by US troops.

Washington has been pressing Baghdad to agree to keep thousands of its troops beyond the 2011 deadline. It also wants the remaining troops to be granted immunity from prosecution.

See also:
Sadr rejects presence of US Military trainers in Iraq
Sadr bloc warns over keeping US military
Iraq’s move to revoke immunity for troops adds to US problems
After Nearly Nine Years of War and Occupation, America to Withdraw All Troops From Iraq
The U.S. Withdrawal from Iraq
U.S. role in Iraq comes to unsatisfying end
Timid leadership on US forces by Iraq’s politicians
As U.S.-Iraq troop talks faltered, Obama didn’t pick up the phone
With troops pulling out at year’s end, close U.S. Embassy in Iraq for diplomats’ safety
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory
Risk Key US Gen calls Iraq pullout ‘disaster’
Overheard on CNN.com: Iraq not ours to ‘win’
Soldiers, Pundits Debate Whether Iraq War Was Worth It

If anyone tries to tell you that the U.S. pullout from Iraq, without a trace, after begging to stay and being curtly rebuffed, isn’t a huge victory for Iran, they’re either naive, confused, or lying. Iran will dominate Iraq, economically, militarily, politically, and socially after we’re gone. The majority of Iraq’s government is already aligned with Iran.

Does anyone seriously believe that a U.S. embassy, with less than 200 troops, has any chance of checking Iran’s influence in Iraq? Hell, we’ll be lucky if our embassy isn’t overrun. Iraq could very well become another Iranian satellite state, like Lebanon. And hey, you thought taking military action against Iran’s nuclear program was already difficult at best? Try it without any leverage over or military footprint in Iraq.

/Obama’s Iran/Iraq policy, “not with a bang, but a whimper”

Who Owns The Freakshow?

Well, let’s see. Obama likes him some OccupyWallStreet. He thinks “[they express] the frustrations that the American people feel.”

Nancy Pelosi says, “God bless them,for their spontaneity. It’s independent, it’s young, it’s spontaneous, and it’s focused and it’s going to be effective.”

Susan Sarandon notes that, “we can’t let our Arab brothers and sisters get way ahead of us.”

Michael Moore observes, “this movement has, very rapidly, reached millions of Americans . . . it’s very heartening.”

What about the labor unions? Yep, they’re onboard.

In fact, there’s a whole ticker tape parade of bandwagons filled with lefty politicians and celebrities who have glommed on to the “occupiers'” cause. But who are these “occupiers”, really?

For starters, they’re racist, Jew hating antisemites.

They’re also violent lawbreakers.

In general, they’re vile, filthy degenerates, illegally squatting in New York City parks.

Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters accused of living in filth as shocking pictures show one demonstrator defecating on a POLICE CAR

This are the shocking scenes that have led some people to accuse the Occupy Wall Street protesters living rough in New York’s financial district of creating unsanitary and filthy conditions.

Exclusive pictures obtained by Mail Online show one demonstrator relieving himself on a police car.

See also:
Owners of Zuccotti Park Say Conditions Unsanitary From Wall Street Protests
Gross: Occupy Wall Street Now Occupying in Unsanitary Conditions
Bloomberg says some Wall Street protesters trying to destroy jobs
Protests harm NYC: Mayor
Anti-Semitism at ‘Occupy Wall Street’?
Are the Wall Street protests racist and anti-semitic?
Violence Follows Occupy Wall Street March
Occupy Wall Street March Sullied By Violent Altercations With Police [Update: Ray Kelly’s Response]
Air & Space Museum closed by demonstrators
Washington’s Air & Space museum shut after protesters storm in
GOP: Obama, Biden Incite Wall Street Protests
Obama Seizes on Wall Street Anarchy for Reelection Campaign
Occupy Wall Street

So, who owns the freakshow and who’s organizing it? It obviously emanates from the left of the political spectrum and the tacit approval and open encouragement from Obama, Pelosi, and other prominent Leftys tells you all you need to know. And when the unions join in as reinforcements, that confirms it. All roads from Occupy Wall Street meander back to the Obama reelection campaign through various left wing front groups. It’s the most bizarre reelection strategy I’ve ever seen, incite, encourage, and reinforce class warfare rioting in the streets of major American cities. Will it be enough to get Obama reelected? Probably not, but what else does he have to run on?

/in any case, whatever else ensues from the “Occupy Wall Street movement”, for better or worse, Obama ultimately owns the freakshow

Easter, Chinese Commie Style

Just a reminder, China is not a free country.

China seizes Christians in Easter raid

Dozens of Chinese Christians were arrested on Sunday when police prevented an evangelical Protestant church from holding its Easter Sunday service, as the state continued its attack on protests against one-party rule.

Security forces clashed with followers of a growing underground Protestant movement that was blocked from moving into a new meeting hall near Beijing, leading to three weeks of confrontation with the communist authorities.

Worshippers from the Shouwang, or “watch tower”, church were taken away in buses, some defiantly singing hymns. Church leaders had issued a “fire and brimstone” cry for the congregation to worship outside the building even if it meant arrest and prosecution.

See also:
China detains Protestant Shouwang devotees
China Cracks Down on Would-be Easter Congregants
Chinese police detain dozens at site of banned Easter service
China Overreaches in Crackdown on Christians
Chinese Christians face tense Easter in Beijing
China Detains Christians and Blocks Easter Service
Freedom to celebrate Easter
Chinese Christians held at Easter service: church
Cops foil Beijing church’s Easter plans
China -Shouwang devotees Arrested for Planned Easter Service
Chinese police detain Christians on Easter

Freedom of religion is a cornerstone of basic human rights.

/the Chinese communist totalitarian bastards are not our friends