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Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010


A Voice in the Wilderness


Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA, and this particular blogger’s current choice for the presidency in 2008) issued a statement this morning while attending the Republican Leadership Conference in Mackinac Island, MI:

To Columbia University: ‘To host the leader of Iran when he supports terrorists that are moving deadly roadside bombs across the Iraqi border to be used against American troops is a slap in the face for the entire 165,000 men and women in Iraq and to those that have served before them.

If President Lee Bollinger follows through with this hosting of the leader of Iran, I will move in Congress to cut off every single type of federal funding to Columbia University. If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries.

This event, following the slanderous action of MoveOn.org, depicting
General Petraeus as ‘General Betray Us,’ in the New York Times represents the emergence of the extreme left-wing in American politics. I think it is time for the Democrat party to denounce this
fringe element in their party.’

Don’t hold your breath, Congressman Hunter. It ain’t gonna happen. Neither will congress support your call for Columbia to reconsider, or the withholding of federal funds to Columbia should Bollinger allow Ahmadinejad to speak. You’re but a whisper amid the cacophony of traitors ... but thank God for your courage to speak at all.


~ joanie


Anonymous said...

"If the left-wing leaders of academia will not support our troops, they, in the very least, should not support our adversaries."

Anonymous said...

"‘To host the leader of Iran when he supports terrorists that are moving deadly roadside bombs across the Iraqi border to be used against American troops is a slap in the face for the entire 165,000 men and women in Iraq and to those that have served before them.

Ferdie said...

Sure we'd invite Hitler to speak, says Columbia dean


Larry said...

''You should treat this as an off-Broadway production,'' former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton said, describing the United Nations as a ''Twilight Zone'' that gives a platform to ''tinhorn dictators.'' ''The General Assembly is the theater in which Ahmadinejad and others perform.''
Ahmadinejad will be treated like royalty, chauffeured around the city by the Secret Service, which, in tandem with the NYPD, will protect him until he leaves early Wednesday.

Al said...

Duncan Hunter got one thing wrong.

The President of Iran does not only support terrorists,

he is a terrorist.

jg said...

Photo of slime Ahmadinejad in his younger days:


John Cooper said...

You have to hand it to the muslims, though - they sure know how to use our First Amendment against us.

Hock-my-dinner-jacket is going to be on 60 Minutes, too.

Anonymous said...

Isn't 60 Minutes the program where they pushed the forgeries faxed from a Kinkos in Texas?

Al said...

Yom Kippur at Columbia
New York Sun Editorial
September 24, 2007

Jewish students at Columbia who went to their computers after breaking the fast for Yom Kippur were met Saturday evening with a link on the Drudge Report to an interview with the dean of the School of International and Public Affairs saying that he'd have been happy to welcome Hitler to the campus. The interview, aired on Fox News, was with John Coatsworth. He is seen in the Day of Atonement broadcast chuckling . . .


Anonymous said...

Legislatures May Act on Columbia
Silver Warns of Impact on State Aid

Staff Reporter of the NY Sun September 24, 2007


As the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, prepares to address Columbia University today amid a storm of student protest, state and city lawmakers say they are considering withholding public funds from the school to protest its decision to invite the leader to campus.

In an interview with The New York Sun, the speaker of the Assembly, Sheldon Silver, said lawmakers, outraged over Columbia's insistence on allowing the Iranian president to speak at its World Leaders Forum, would consider reducing capital aid and other financial assistance to the school.
. . .

"There are issues that Columbia may have before us that obviously this cavalier attitude would be something that people would recall," Mr. Silver said. "Obviously, there's some degree of capital support that has been provided to Columbia in the past. These are things people might take a different view of … knowing that this is that kind of an institution."

Mr. Silver faulted Columbia for "attempting to legitimize this individual,"

Anonymous said...



cw-patriot said...

The nephew of a friend of ours was killed near Fallujah by a (no doubt Iranian supplied) IED back in December of 2005.

I spoke with her yesterday, and she (normally a quiet, mild-mannered, 'live-and-let-live' woman) is outraged and inconsolable. She told me that the fact that Ahmadinejad has been invited to speak at an American ivy league college makes her almost want to renounce her citizenship -- except for the fact that the decision-makers at Columbia don't yet represent mainstream thought in academia (although I'm not so sure that I agree with that assessment).

I suppose 'treason' is a word that is applied far too liberally today, by many on both sides of the political spectrum, but I believe the decision-makers at Columbia have stepped over the delicate line of demarcation between free speech and traitorous intent.

Anonymous said...

Mentally Ill "Rabbi' embraces Ahmadinejad.

Rabbi Says Iran Seeks Peace, Respects Judaism - Calls for True Dialogue With Ahmadinejad


To: POLITICAL EDITORS Sept. 24, 2007Contact: Rabbi Yisroel David Weiss, Neturei Karta International, +1-914-262-8342, info@nkusa.org

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman of Neturei Karta International, issued the following statement on the eve of the group's meeting with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
"It is always our pleasure to visit with President Ahmadinejad.

"We have found the Iranian President to be a deeply religious man, dedicated to a peaceful world, based on mutual respect, fairness and dialogue.

"We have met this man who has demonstrated time and again that he is sincerely interested in the well being of Iran's Jewish community and has deep respect for world Jewry and their Torah faith,

In conclusion says rabbi Weiss, "Out of great respect to the Iranian Nation and their leadership we proudly welcome the Honorable President Ahmadinejad to New York, WELCOME!".

SOURCE Neturei Karta International

Ferdie said...

At Columbia University Ahmadinejad is in, ROTC is out

Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2007 | Dinesh D'Souza


President Lee Bollinger of Columbia University is a very open-minded guy, in his own opinion. In inviting the Iranian prime minister Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to speak at Columbia, he issued this statement. "Columbia, as a community dedicated to learning and scholarship, is committed to confronting ideas...Necessarily on occasion this will bring us into contact with beliefs that many, most of even all of us will find offensive and even odious. We trust our community, including our students, to be fully capable of dealing with these occasions, through the powers of dialog and reason."

So why won't Bollinger allow the Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) to recruit on the Columbia campus? ROTC was expelled from Columbia in the late sixties. In 2003 a majority of students said they wanted ROTC back, to give students the choice to serve their country in this way. The Columbia faculty opposed the measure, however, and Bollinger sided with them against the students.

Al said...

Remember, Ferdie,

The left is "for the troops."

They are also for "free speech" (their own--not yours).

The left loses every time it makes the mistake of appearing in the sunlight.

The Wellstone "funeral" is an example. After they exposed their vileness in all its glory there, their candidate (Mondale, who had the stature of being a former presidential candidate) lost to a nobody congressman.

They are too stupid to observe the results.

Hopefully this Columbia U- Ahmadinejad situation will wake up a good number of those who are asleep and enable them to view the treachery and treason of the leftwing.

Meanwhile the lefties, including half-witted Columbia U president Bollinger, willl attempt to keep smirking from their delusional postion of 'superiority' to anyone whose sees their vileness.

Lori_Gmeiner said...

You people who are posting here about Ahmadinejad, put your posts up on the top, more current essay on Ahmadinejad instead. They'll be noticed more.