C.I.R. Press Note

– It is always easier to get your population to go back to the “good old days” if you get rid of those minor details of how bad they were. Note that all students behind the Iron Curtain were taught using text books that spoke of how the USSR single-handedly defeated both Japan and Germany in WWII. The USA was not even a real part of the war. Well now this is coming forward.

“Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev warned Wednesday against whitewashing the crimes of dictator Josef Stalin, stressing that Russia cannot move forward without facing the truth about its bloody past. In words that appeared aimed at President Vladimir Putin, Gorbachev also emphasized the need to pursue democracy.

“The Stalin era is being portrayed as a "golden age," said Gorbachev, whose 1980s "glasnost" campaign as the last Soviet president prompted stunning revelations about Stalin's murderous policies.

"We must remember those who suffered, because it is a lesson for all of us—a lesson that many have not learned," Gorbachev said at a discussion marking the 70th anniversary of the bloodiest year of Stalin's Great Terror.”

“Putin has stressed the need for patriotism and pride, restored Soviet- era symbols such as the music for the national anthem, and has said repeatedly that Western portrayals of Russia and its history are too negative.”

"I was not satisfied with this," Gorbachev said, suggesting it smacked of a return to the Soviet era.”

I am blown away. I say to Mr. Gorbachev thank you so much for reading CIR. Obviously someone over there is seeing the light. If you don't believe me and my "crazy rantings" about a return of the USSR... You need not take it from me anymore.


Clinton on MTP

C.I.R. Press Editorial

– You can say what you want about the liberal media, but I must say that Russert gave a pretty hard interview to Senator Clinton. After years of saying a timetable is unacceptable, video clips were provided from the past 3 years, she is now for a timetable. We did find out that she has committed herself to not funding the war. That is right she is going to go down the hard-left path of Vietnam days, and pinch the military. Oh but later on there was a caveat including “unless…” so the big headline for Hillary will be “She will end the war by cutting funding.” There she will dupe the lefties, then when forced to defend her comments she can point to the little qualification she made a few moments later.

But that my friends is not what bothered me the most about Senator Clinton. She lied, right through her pandering teeth. She sits there touting General Petraeus after slamming him the other week. But as the point of this blog is to point out where the left is in relation to the military… She is a liar. Regarding the MoveOn ad in the NYT she stated:

“I don’t condone anything like that, I have voted against those who would impugn the patriotism and service of the people who wear the uniform of our country. I don’t believe that should be said about General Petraeus and I condemn that…“

Remember she said she VOTED against that. No she did not!!! In a resolution that passed 72-25 last week, denouncing MoveOn for that distasteful and military hating ad… Senator Hillary Clinton voted “NO.” Now it is one thing to say that you denounced it when you didn’t. You can’t get called on that as easily, and it has been like pulling teeth to get Democrats to condemn the ad. But you said you “voted against those who would impugn the patriotism” when in fact you voted against condemning them.

Senator I’d like to believe you, but to do so would require willing suspension of disbelief. (Where have I heard that before?)


National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2007/09/21


V for Vendetta

C.I.R. Press Editorial
"[The movie] has been "turned into a Bush-era parable by people too timid to set a political satire in their own country.... It's a thwarted and frustrated and largely impotent American liberal fantasy of someone with American liberal values standing up against a state run by neoconservatives—which is not what the comic V for Vendetta was about. It was about fascism, it was about anarchy, it was about England.”

That is what the original author said about the movie. But now after a movie about a man that runs around destroying his own Country's Government, this man thinks it is cool to have a mask at a rally based around being against the US Govt. I think he should have been arrested on the spot and investigated by DHS.

Of course this caught my eye and just goes hand-in-hand with the faithful “peace-nics” wearing their Arafat scarves around. Tune in to Political Pistachio Radio tonight for interviews from Gathering of Eagles patriots on scene in D.C.


Thank you Rudy!

Thank you Mayor. I do not know who CIR will endorse but I appreciate Rudy standing up for our military. In addition, as much as it pains me, kudos to the NYT for having the guts to actually be slightly fair. (Granted they were basically forced to, but nonetheless.)

Someone who’s spent their life in the military doesn’t deserve ‘General Betray Us,’” said Edwards, wife of Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.

Shame the ACTUAL candidate doesn't have the balls to come out against it, once again allowing his wife to do the heavy lifting. Not that I would vote for her, but at this point it should be Elizabeth running not...what's his name, that hair cut guy...




9/11: Keeping the Heart of the Pentagon Beating

By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2006 – Sept. 11, 2001, started beautifully. But by 10 a.m., the clear blue skies were marred by black smoke rising above horrific scenes of death and destruction.

The personnel of the National Military Command Center, deep inside the Pentagon, come in early -- 5:30 a.m. -- but already they could tell the day was going to be gorgeous. As the first faint blush of dawn touched the Pentagon, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. The temperatures promised to be in the upper 70s with little humidity.

Pushing aside the urge to play hooky, the men and women of the NMCC came into the building and began what they believed would be a typical day.

Dan Mangino was -- and still is -- an operations officer in the command center. “It was just a typical day,” he said. “It’s always exciting to come to work here, because even on typical days, there is so much to do. You end your shift every day knowing you helped the military accomplish something.”

Steve Hahn is also an operations officer at the center. He was just returning from leave with his son that day and was hoping to catch up on work.

The day began to change at 8:46 a.m. That’s when the first plane hit the World Trade Center, in New York. “We monitor the television networks in the center, and along with the rest of America we saw the smoke pouring from the tower,” Hahn said.

“At first, we thought it was a terrible accident,” Mangino said. “But then the second plane hit the other tower, and we knew immediately that it was a terrorist attack.”

Personnel in the center shifted into hyperdrive. One of Mangino’s deputies was to stand up working groups and task forces immediately. “I knew at that point it was a terrorist attack and initiated the process to stand-up a working group in advance of the direction that would come down later,” he said.

Phones in the center began ringing off the hook. Mangino said he knew he would have little time in the days ahead, so he quickly ran to the concourse to get some money out of an automated teller machine. Continue reading...


Must read editorial!

'To Old Times'
by Peggy Noonan

Once I went hot-air ballooning in Normandy. It was the summer of 1991. It was exciting to float over the beautiful French hills and the farms with crisp crops in the fields. It was dusk, and we amused ourselves calling out "Bonsoir!" to cows and people in little cars. We had been up for an hour or so when we had a problem and had to land. We looked for an open field, aimed toward it, and came down a little hard. The gondola dragged, tipped and spilled us out. A half dozen of us emerged scrambling and laughing with relief.

Suddenly before us stood an old man with a cracked and weathered face. He was about 80, in rough work clothes. He was like a Life magazine photo from 1938: "French farmer hoes his field." He'd seen us coming from his farmhouse and stood before us with a look of astonishment as the huge bright balloon deflated and tumbled about.

One of us spoke French and explained our situation. The farmer said, or asked, "You are American." We nodded, and he made a gesture--I'll be back!--and ran to the house. He came back with an ancient bottle of Calvados, the local brandy. It was literally covered in dust and dry dirt, as if someone had saved it a long time.

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The commander said the Topol-M system will be equipped with multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicles (MIRV) in the next two or three years, adding that the new system would help penetrate missile defenses more effectively.

No reason to be asking questions folks, nothing to see here. We got rid of my favorite ICBM, the Peacekeeper, because it had MIRVs. Way to go politicians and Pentagon!
"This year we will continue test and combat-training launches of new types of warheads for the Topol-M and Bulava sea-launched missile complexes," Col. Gen. Nikolai Solovtsov said.

Good good, meanwhile we have been prevented from developing new warheads mostly and are getting rid of our missiles.