Wednesday, December 08, 2004

Biscuits and Gravy - Dec. 8, 2004

Marines saved 'em from Qaeda
When the Jihadis burst into the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, guns blazing and screaming, "Where are the Americans!," the diplomats quickly fled to a panic room.
"I certainly was worried," Consul-General Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley said yesterday, a day after the daring daylight Al Qaeda raid that left two Americans wounded and five consular workers dead.

"It's not good to hear gunfire outside but I did have complete faith in the security of the building."

That's because the five militants who managed to shoot past the Saudi guards at the gate were no match for the Marines manning the main chancery building - where the American staff had sought sanctuary.
Meanwhile there's another battle zone around Washington D.C.
Prince George's County fire officials said yesterday that two Marine Corps cars recently were set on fire, which makes at least 10 vehicles set ablaze near military recruiting stations during the past 15 days.
Unfortunately you can't shoot 'em if you catch 'em.

Michael Moore: Democrats need to embrace Hollywood
"Democrats need to embrace Hollywood because this is where they need to come to learn how to tell a story."
That's a shock - they've been spinning tall tales for years.

Ding Dong, the Witch is Gone! And all we have is a crappy AP report that makes it seem Mary Frances Berry was "even handed."

Who says they're stupid bureaucrats at the United Nations?
Congressional investigators are examining whether the former head of the U.N. oil-for-food program laundered profits from shady oil deals with Saddam Hussein through family businesses in Cyprus to make it look as if his newfound wealth was coming from an "inheritance."

A spokesman for the House International Relations Committee told The Post yesterday the panel is investigating new information that ex-oil-for-food chief Benon Sevan concocted an elaborate scheme to hide profits he received from sweetheart oil deals by diverting money to family members in his native Cyprus.

"The information we received is that he diverted the money [from the deals] to family members in Cyprus," the spokesman said.

"We have been informed that it was set up so that if he were to be put in a room and asked where his money came from, he would say it came from inheritance from his grandmother or an aunt."
Here's another United Nations poser
Most people would say countries that tolerate slavery should be ineligible for membership on the U.N. Commission on Human Rights. Same goes for those guilty of crimes against humanity.

The presumption is that egregious rights violators have no business on a commission whose prime purpose is supposed to be to protect rights.

But in a report last week, a U.N. panel established by Secretary-General Kofi Annan rejected the notion that there should be any standards at all for membership on the Human Rights Commission. That means Sudan need not worry about losing its seat on the 53-member commission even though the country stands accused by the United States of committing genocide in its western Darfur province.

At the State Department, frustration over the commission is accelerating, and officials wonder how long the United States can justify its continued membership on the panel if current trends continue.
Same goes for the UN as a whole, but the folks at Foggy Bottom don't seem to realize it.

But not to worry, Kofi Annan is on the case! - Annan Opens First Islamophobia Seminar