Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Video: Israel PM Netanyahu speaks to US Congress while Iran rejects nuclear deal

"...History has placed us at a fateful crossroads. We must now choose between two paths. One path leads to a bad deal that will at best curtail Iran's nuclear ambitions for a while, but it will inexorably lead to a nuclear-armed Iran whose unbridled aggression will inevitably lead to war. The second path, however difficult, could lead to a much better deal, that would prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, a nuclearized Middle East and the horrific consequences of both to all of humanity...."




Watch and listen to this example of real statesmanship.

  Streamed live on Mar 3, 2015 Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel used one of the most prominent platforms in the world on Tuesday to warn against what he called a “bad deal” being negotiated with Iran to freeze its nuclear program, culminating a drama that has roiled Israeli-American relations for weeks.


Excerpt from the transcript:


[...]   My friends, standing up to Iran is not easy. Standing up to dark and murderous regimes never is. With us today is Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel. Elie, your life and work inspires to give meaning to the words, "Never Again." And I wish I could promise you, Elie, that the lessons of history have been learned. I can only urge the leaders of the world not to repeat the mistakes of the past. Not to sacrifice the future for the present; not to ignore aggression in the hopes of gaining an illusory peace.


But I can guarantee you this, the days when the Jewish people remained passive in the face of genocidal enemies, those days are over. We are no longer scattered among the nations, powerless to defend ourselves. We restored our sovereignty in our ancient home. And the soldiers who defend our home have boundless courage. For the first time in 100 generations, we, the Jewish people, can defend ourselves.


This is why as Prime Minister of Israel, I can promise you one more thing: Even if Israel has to stand alone, Israel will stand. But I know that Israel does not stand alone. I know that America stands with Israel. I know that you stand with Israel. You stand with Israel because you know that the story of Israel is not only the story of the Jewish people but of the human spirit that refuses again and again to succumb to history's horrors.


Facing me right up there in the gallery, overlooking all of us in this chamber is the image of Moses. Moses led our people from slavery to the gates of the Promised Land. And before the people of Israel entered the Land of Israel, Moses gave us a message that has steeled our resolve for thousands of years. I leave you with his message today, "Be strong and resolute, neither fear nor dread them."


Be sure to go read the full transcript for TRUTHS of what is at stake here for Israel, and all of us.


Meanwhile out of Iran, according to Jerusalem Post:

Iran says it rejects Obama's demand for 10-year nuclear work halt
Iranian FM: Tehran will not accept "excessive" and "unacceptable" demands; says Iran will continue nuclear talks with P5+1.
Obama and Khamenei. (photo credit:REUTERS)



Ankara Iran on Tuesday rejected as "unacceptable" a demand by US President Barack Obama that Tehran freeze its sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.


"Obama's stance ... is expressed in unacceptable and threatening phrases ... Iran will not accept excessive and illogical demands ... Tehran will continue nuclear negotiations with the six powers," Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars.


In an interview with Reuters on Monday, Obama said Iran must commit to a verifiable halt of at least 10 years on sensitive nuclear work for a landmark atomic deal to be reached between Tehran and six major powers....
There is more - here.


Unless you have been sleeping, you couldn't help but hear Nancy Pelosi leading the Democrats in a disgraceful display of partisanship.  I refuse to quote it here...  Much to my dismay, but no surprise, even an infamous Brit got in on the act of badmouthing the Prime Minister of Israel.





'Jihadi John' went to Syria while on UK watch list



There is just so much wrong with ALL of this terrorist's story, I wish it was unbelievable.

Read on:
“Jihadi John” is UK university graduate who flew to Syria while on watch list
FEBRUARY 26, 2015

Emwazi is both a university grad and a name on the UK’s terror watch list, thus providing a commentary on both the poverty-causes-terrorism dogma and the efficacy of Supine Britain’s counter-terror apparatus. “Jihadi John unmasked: Former Westminster University student was arrested FIVE years ago and put on a terror watch list – but he flew to Syria to join ISIS two years later,” by Mark Duell, Martin Robinson and Emma Glanfield, MailOnline, February 26, 2015:


The Islamic State executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’ was today revealed to be a university graduate from London who flew to Syria despite being on an MI5 terror watch list.



Mohammed Emwazi, 27, of Queen’s Park, west London, who studied computer programming at the University of Westminster, is said to have travelled to the Middle East in 2012 and later joined ISIS.



Jihadi John has featured in the execution videos of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, aid worker David Haines, 22 Syrian soldiers and Japanese reporter Kenji Goto.... 


Read the rest here. 



Meanwhile, the politicians continue their EPIC FAIL as they would have us all believe that these murderous terrorists are just poor uneducated kids.  Whateverrrrrrrr!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Video: Welsh Guards Celebrate Centenary

From the MoD:

Welsh Guards celebrate 100 year history
26 February 2015


The Welsh Guards, the fifth regiment of Foot Guards, an icon of British military tradition in their red tunics and bearskins, celebrate their centenary today.


As war raged in Flanders during the First World War the Welsh Guards were brought into existence on 26 February 1915 by Royal Warrant of His Majesty King George V, in order to include Wales in the national component of the Foot Guards, which already included England, Scotland and Ireland. Many of those first Welsh Guardsman who formed the Regiment were Welshmen who transferred from The Grenadier Guards, eager to represent their nation at home and abroad.


Since their founding the Welsh Guards have fought in some of the most challenging conflicts of the modern age. From the First and Second World Wars to Egypt, Palestine, Aden, Cyprus, Northern Ireland, the Falkland Islands, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, they have served with distinction, their guardsmen awarded numerous honours including 2 VCs.


The 1st Battalion Welsh Guards marched out of Wellington Barracks to mount its first King's Guard for Buckingham Palace on 1 March 1915 – St David's Day. A year later the battalion were at the Somme where they combined the first anniversary of their founding and the Welsh national day with their very first presentation of ceremonial leeks - an event which has become a Welsh Guards' annual tradition. Their first Victoria Cross was awarded in July 1917 for the bravery of the remarkable Sergeant Robert Bye.



The 2nd Battalion, Welsh Guards was created in 1939 and as WW2 raged, a third Battalion was raised in 1941. The 1st Battalion fought valiantly as part of the British Expeditionary Force in Belgium and France, before being part of the legendary Evacuation of Dunkirk that saw 340,000 troops return to the UK against all odds. The 2nd Battalion fought in Boulogne in 1940 and both Battalions joined the Guards Armoured Division, with the 1st Battalion being infantry and the 2nd armoured. The two battalions worked closely, being the first troops to re-enter Brussels on 3 September 1944 after an advance of 100 miles in one day in what was described as 'an armoured lash unequalled for speed in this or any other war'....



Much more interesting history here.


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 Welsh Guards Celebrate Centenary With Mega Marathon 

From British Forces News

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Brian Terry Statue erected to Honor him



From FOX News:

Statue honoring murdered Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry unveiled
March 1, 2015


A statue honoring murdered United States Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was unveiled Saturday at the now re-named Brian Terry Patrol Station in Bisbee, Arizona.


 "That iconic image of Brian carrying his BordTac team member on his shoulders represents everything good about Brian, his strength, his determination, his attention to detail, his love for the Border Patrol and his love for his fellow agents," Terry's cousin, Robert Heyer, said.


 Terry's family established the Brian Terry Foundation to honor his memory and create a legacy in his name. The foundation provides emotional and financial assistance for U.S. Border Patrol agents and their families.


 Terry was killed in a 2010 gun fight between border patrol agents and members of a gang attempting to steal marijuana from smugglers. Authorities later determined that the gang's weapons were part of the Justice Department's botched "gun-walking" program Operation Fast and Furious...

More details here.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Gurkhas are coming - again?

By Alec.

British Army to consider creation of Sikh regiment
 23 February 2015


A Sikh platoon at the Monument Aux héros de l’armée d’Orient des terres lointaines, Marseille during world war commemorations


The head of the British Army is examining proposals to create a Sikh regiment, the Armed Forces minister has said.



Mark Francois said the idea "may well have merit" as he told the Commons a reserve company is also under consideration.



The Tory front-bencher added the reserve company would inherit many of the "proud traditions of Sikh regiments" from the Army's past....

More here.

In reversing a decision made to counter claims of racial segregation within the British Army, although ignored with Ghurka regiments, the British lost a number of fine regiments with a proud history of dying bravely and equally on the field of battle.


I do feel this is a cynical move by a Government in response to counter the homegrown terrorist threat by recruiting from the same communities targeted by Islamic Fundamentalists.


However, provided they can recruit the right calibre of man, if they can at all, it's carried out with the full backing of the communities they wish to recruit from and can balance the proud traditions of past regiments with modern mans expectations and beliefs along with patriotism, this has the chance of being a fine moment for the British Army.



[Related:  Gurkha History

UPDATE: Gurkha Warrior the lastest to feel the government budget knife




Video: Happy HAPPY Birthday SJP




I hope you never lose your sense of wonder,
You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger,
May you never take one single breath for granted,
GOD forbid love ever leave you empty handed,
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.


I hope you dance....I hope you dance.


I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance,
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin',
Lovin' might be a mistake but it's worth makin',
Don't let some hell bent heart leave you bitter,
When you come close to sellin' out reconsider,
Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance.


I hope you dance....I hope you dance...


To infinity and beyond......that much and more...