Tuesday, December 20, 2005

To Mexico: Bring it ON

More outrage coming from the illegal horde of ingrates, swarming over our southern border. Here's the AP Story, courtesy of Matt Drudge:

Mexico Retaliates for Border Wall Plan
Associated Press Writer
Dec 20 3:23 PM US/Eastern

MEXICO CITY - The Mexican government, angered by a U.S. proposal to extend a wall along the border to keep out migrants, has struck back with radio ads urging Mexican workers to denounce rights violations in the United States. Facing a growing tide of anti-immigrant sentiment north of the border, the Mexican government is also hiring an American public relations firm to improve its image.

Take note how Mark describes it as Anti-immigrant, not Anti-ILLEGAL-immigrant sentiment. There's nothing like that nice, liberal PR firm approach to every problem. When that doesn't work, they will move on to the liberal courts and lawyers. Anything to keep out the actual voting citizens of the US.

It's hard to underestimate the ill-feeling the proposal has generated in Mexico, where editorial pages are dominated by cartoons of Uncle Sam putting up walls bearing anti-Mexican messages.

Uh... The ill feeling is coming from the editorial pages, spewing the same crap you are writing here Mark. I can understand why they would feel bad about the end of the chuck wagon. Maybe this is a call to fix the Mexican government, not the US government.

Many Mexicans, especially those who have spent time working in the U.S., feel the proposal is a slap in the face to those who work hard and contribute to the U.S. economy.
Actually, the proposal is a well deserved, long overdue kick in the posterior. Hopefully the kick will bear enough friction breaking force, to eject their illegal carcasses out of our prisons and medical facilities.

Fernando Robledo, 42, of the western state of Zacatecas, says the proposals could stem migration and disrupt families by breaking cross- border ties.
Bring out the scissors. I know one sure way of keeping those families together. Send them back to Mexico. Let them petition Vincente Fox to fix his own government and his own economy.

"When people heard this, it worried everybody, because this will affect everybody in some way, and their families," Robledo said. "They were incredulous. How could they do this, propose something like this?"
Good fences mean good neighbors.

Robledo, whose son and mother are U.S. citizens, predicted the measure "would unleash conflict within the United States" as small businesses fail for lack of workers.
Let them fail. Prosecute those businessmen. They are depending on lawbreakers to round out their books. The liberals always whine about minimum wage. End the labor surplus and wages will rise.

He said many Mexicans felt betrayed by the anti-immigrant sentiment.
Once again, Mark tries to alias the term anti-immigrant into an argument over ILLEGAL immigration.

"We learned to believe in the United States. We have a binational life," he said of Zacatecas, a state that has been sending migrants north for more than a century. "It isn't just a feeling of rejection. It's against what we see as part of our life, our culture, our territory."
Let illegals squat long enough, and they start declaring your home as their territory. Mark presents the proof above.

The government is scrambling to fight on two fronts. On Monday, it announced it had hired Allyn & Company, a Dallas-based public relations company to help improve Mexico's image and stem the immigration backlash.

ILLEGAL immigration backlash. If we pull the drill out and perforate their skulls enough, maybe the point will sink in.

Jose Luis Soberanes, head of the government's National Human Rights Commission, suggested Mexico go further.
"I would expect more energetic reactions from our authorities," Soberanes told local media. "It's preferable to have a more demanding government, more confrontation with the United States."
Yes. You just read that correctly. Jose Luis Soberanes is issuing a declaration of War on us.

"Had a labor accident in the United State? You have rights ... Call," reads the ad, sponsored by Mexico's Foreign Relations Department, which has helped migrants bring compensation suits in the United States.

What did I say about fighting that war in the liberal court system, short circuiting our Constitution and voting process?

The sense of dread connected with the measures is hardly restricted to Mexico. Immigrant advocacy and aid groups in the United States are worried about provisions of the House bill that upgrade unlawful presence in the United States from a civil offense to a felony.
It is a felony. It is a violation of federal law to be here illegally.
Mexicans are outraged by the proposed measures, especially the extension of the border wall, which many liken to the Berlin Wall. Some are urging their government to fight it fiercely.

"Our president should oppose that wall and make them stop it, at all costs," said Martin Vazquez, 26, at the Mexico City airport as he returned from his job as a hotel worker in Las Vegas. "More than just insulting, it's terrible."

There it is once again. A call for a declaration of war against us, for enforcing our law.

Getting Hungry aren't they?

World Tribune article on the increase in Chinese oil consumption:

China now consumes more than 20 percent of oil supplies

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 LONDON — OPEC has revised its forecast and now envisions an increase in oil demand. The increase in demand was expected to be led by China. Chinese consumption has exceeded 20 percent of the world's total oil production

An OPEC market report issued on Dec. 16 asserted that crude oil demand for 2006 would reach 28.7 million barrels per day. This would mark an increase of 134,000 barrels per day from 2005, Middle East Newsline reported.

I wonder when all those Kyoto beauties are going to jump all over the Chinese for their lack of pollution controls? Apparently, they only have the soggy munchkins to stand up to a country which permits free speech. Typical.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Yea Capitalism

Putin Proposes Softening NGO Measure

Untethered free trade is almost always a good thing. We will see if this really happens.

Blood For Oil?

I hope the liberal Blood for Oil termites come out of their log to protest the step up in aggression by the Chinese, to sell arms to Sudan. You know they always chide the U.S. for this activity.

China now top arms supplier to Sudan, site of major oil investments
— China has become a leading weapons supplier in Sudan as part of Beijing's efforts to maintain oil interests in Africa.

I won't hold my breath.

Old Buddies playing nice

h.t. to Matt Drudge

Russia Mulls Military Supply Base in China —
Defense Official Created: 01.12.2005 10:52 MSK (GMT +3),
Updated: 11:19 MSK document.write(get_ago(1133425158)); MosNews

Russia is considering establishing a military supply base in China, a Russian military official was quoted by Interfax as saying.

“In particular, talks on setting up a base of spare parts for Russian military products are being held with China,” Alexander Denisov, first deputy director of the Federal Military-Technical Cooperation Service, said.

Just keeping my eyes out...

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Electromagnetic Disaster

World Tribune prints an excerpt from the book, "War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World", by Frank J. Gaffney and Colleagues.

Nuke over U.S. could unleash electromagnetic tsunami

If you really want to see how a nuke capable nation could take down the free world economy, this would be it. I wonder if we have the political will to prevent Iran from aquiring this capability. I would not trust the liberals to keep me safe.


Monday, November 28, 2005

But I thought they loved US?

Two small bombs explode at foreign banks in Mexico
Fri 18 Nov 2005 3:40 PM ET

MEXICO CITY, Nov 18 (Reuters)

The television station said flyers reading "Mexico united against poverty" and "No to Mexico's support of the United States" were found inside a branch of the BBVA-Bancomer bank, a unit of Spain's BBVA .

Mexico's support of the US. (INTERMISSION) ...ok now I can stop laughing and wipe my eyes. Fine. Let us ship ALL of that Mexican support back to Mexico. Then they can be happy.

"We think this is a mere publicity stunt ... they were trying to get attention," Navarrete said.

It looks like Mexico has its fair share of militant communist moonbats.

Mexico is a close trade ally of the United States. Last week Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez called Mexican President Vicente Fox a "lap dog" of U.S. imperialism, triggering the worst diplomatic crisis between the two nations in recent history.

You have the dog/master roles reversed Hugo. But of course, you are a drooling cretin.

Now I feel better...NOT

White House: China Not Manipulating Money
Nov 28 4:07 PM US/Eastern

AP Economics Writer

The Bush administration on Monday determined that China was not manipulating its currency to gain economic advantages but still pressed the Chinese to move more quickly to allow the yuan's value to be set by market forces.

If you believe this, I have a bridge to Manhattan to sell you. With 160+ billion deficit with China, the president is not going to admit the obvious.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Japanese want to beef up their military

Japan Propoposes More Assertive Military

The pacifist constitution's first alteration since its adoption in 1947 would create an official role for the Japanese armed forces. The language of the revision would then allow those forces to assist military allies and help with armed international peacekeeping, according to outside experts and members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Missile Dodgeball

In the Washington Times, and article by the famous Bill Gertz:

Russian warhead alters course midflight in test

Kremlin officials were quoted in Russian press reports as saying the new wahead was designed to thwart the new U.S. missile-defense system of interceptors deployed in Alaska and California.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Oh those Korean Cutups

A few short years ago:

Jimmy Carter meets the evil Korean Dictator, as Clinton's "unofficial" envoy, back in the good old Clinton days. He quite effectively short circuits US policy and sanctions on the evil little bastards.

Fast Forward to today:

Today on Drudge, we have yet another atrocity story by Meghan Clyne of the NY sun, entitled Korean Reds Targeting Christians.

Christians being run over by steamrollers, in front of fainting crowds, for expressing their religion. It is not like we didn't know that North Korea was doing this sort of thing for decades.

Thanks for being so helpful to your fellow Christians, Jimmy. You get the Nobel Pieces prize.

Don't look this way.

Iran votes to block nuclear inspections. They claim unrestricted right to enrich uranium for fuel purposes. We know how much they need that nuclear energy, being the oil rich nation they are.


Thursday, November 17, 2005

Turn off those Fortune Cookies on your browser

Post copied from Insolublog.

Remember all of those articles from the 1990's, regarding the Clinton administration transferring US computer technology to China? Articles like 'Webb Hubbell and the NSA'.

Remember this letter to Bill Clinton by US Defense CEOs? Article at NewsMax.

May 3, 1996 letter signed by the CEOs of Hughes, Lockheed and Loral, the three executives expressed their thanks directly to Bill Clinton.

"In October of last year we wrote to you asking you to complete the transfer of responsibility for commercial satellite export licensing to the Department of Commerce. Your administration recently announced its intention to do just that."

"We greatly appreciate this action which demonstrates again your strong commitment to reforming the U.S. export control system," states a letter signed by Hughes CEO Armstrong, Lockheed CEO Norman Augustine and Loral CEO Bernard Schwartz.

It gets worse...
In the end Hughes was charged with 123 counts of violating national security. All of the violations took place during Armstrong's term as head of Hughes. Hughes pleaded no contest to the 123 charges filed by the U.S. State Department and has since paid a record fine.
Fast Forward to Today...

When I see articles like Hackers Attack Via Chinese Web Sites, which outlines the overwhelming efforts of Chinese hackers to burrow into our defenses, I am so glad we are actively engaged in all that wonderful business over there.

It really makes you feel warm and fuzzy, doesn't it?

Lunch over at Basil's blog.

More on our Unwanted Guests

Post copied from Insolublog.

No I am not talking about the Mexican border. I am talking about the electronic border between our national security and the Chinese government. These are not uneducated migrants looking for work. They are highly intelligent, highly disciplined ruthless computer spies looking for nuclear secrets.

The followine Time Article by Nathan Thornburg provides further details on the attack I talked about in my previous post.

The Invasion of the Chinese Cyberspies (And the Man Who Tried to Stop Them)

If our most secure computers are this vulnerable to attack, what about our financial infrastructure? Credit cards, mutual funds, inter bank commerce could all be war targets to an enemy with intellectual horsepower, and a coordinated will.

Chinese Bubble Gum

George Melloan writes in the WSJ, back in July about China's currency re-valuation. Post copied from Insolublog.

He writes about the opinion of the economist John Rutledge, who is complaining about all the bad things which may happen as a result of China no longer pegging the Yuan against the US dollar. The Chinese will use a world currency basket instead. Mostly valued with, the dollar!

Insolublog could not disagree more. China's economy has been overheated for quite some time now. They have serious issues with their economy, their environment and their labor force. Just because things have been working well all this time, does not mean that a cliff is not fast approaching on the horizon.

Look at the Enron, Worldcom and Global Crossing pyramid schemes which were revealed for the delicate houses of cards they were, when Greenspan tweaked up the rates. They railed at the Maestro for that, but think about all that real retirement money passing through the hands of all those exuberant, card shuffling fools. It could have been a much bigger bubble, with a much bigger explosion, had the sharp, balancing needle of a tight money supply not deflated it.


A lot of people seem to think that the Chinese will somehow be magically transformed by the free market, into a benevolent democracy. This is pure bull feces.

They have a totalitarian communist government, fully loaded with all of the accessories. They have the worst of communism coupled with the worst of capitalism. They have an elite political power class, fully educated, which would put Kerry, Kennedy and all the beautiful people into servant's quarters.

A true libertarian view would demand a level playing field. The currency fluid then seeks all the low spots proper. This is not the case with the Chinese government.

They have been, and still are, gobbling up US Treasury bonds to artificially moderate the trade imbalance. They have an enormous slave labor pool with no pesky health and safety rules. They are traveling down the pollution path often traveled by burgeoning world powers, before they get the proper religion about poisoning themselves. Remember Chernobyl? That's what happens to a people, that have no Constitutional steam valve, to hold their political apparatus in check.

How can the US truly compete? Well, we can't. The service sector is being short circuited. The Chinese are running off with our intellectual property, and laughing all the way to the bank. They marvel at our never ending thirst for their cheap crap. We cannot compete techically, because our educational system is being destroyed by political correctness. It's being compromised by a left wing group think attitude that spawns racist demagogues like Ward Churchill. The Chinese are only really interested in our technology. They consider our culture a heap of hedonistic garbage. Not that there's anything wrong with that!

They are eagerly engaged in the process of building a domestic base of totalitarian driven consumerism. Check your free speech at the border. Look at the energy consumption meter. China and India are nipping at our heels. They are driving up the prices of the global energy markets.

I'm waiting to see what we can and will do, when the Chinese want to pluck that Taiwan plum off the tree. They lust after the billions we have invested in computers, semiconductors and industrial process sciences. We only have two weapons. Nuclear war, or going bankrupt when they dump those bonds. Yeah, that'll show em.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Chinese Spies in American Clothing

AP Los Angeles -52
Chinese-American engineer and two relatives who allegedly conspired to steal sensitive information about Navy warships and smuggle it to China.

Federal officials said Mak took computer disks from Anaheim defense contractor Power Paragon, where he was lead engineer on a sensitive research project involving propulsion systems for Navy warships.

He and his wife, Rebecca Laiwah Chiu, 62, then copied the information to CDs and delivered them to Tai Wang Mak, 56, who was scheduled to fly to Hong Kong on Oct. 28 with his wife, Fuk Heung Li, an FBI affidavit said.

Story over at MyWay.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Welcome to Stealth of Nations

In the spirit of Adam Smith, I thought a blog which records a timeline of news snippets about countries employing naughty political/economic policy would be interesting. (God that sounds like a sleeper.) Anyhoo, I might actually make this a team blog.