Friday, May 13, 2005

Bastante es bastante

Enough is enough. This link from the Immigration Blog about pending legislation on a new amnesty bill for illegal immigrants is enough to get the blood to boiling.

Sens. McCain and Kennedy have introduced the "2005 Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act". They were joined by Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Kennedy specifically denies that this is an "amnesty", but any difference between SAOIA and amnesty is purely semantic. Expect semantics - or, more properly, doublespeak - to be a major part of the debate on this bill....More here

If that is not enough, here come this from the Washinton Times today.

U.S. Border Patrol agents have been ordered not to arrest illegal aliens along the section of the Arizona border where protesters patrolled last month because an increase in apprehensions there would prove the effectiveness of Minuteman volunteers, The Washington Times has learned.
More than a dozen agents, all of whom asked not to be identified for fear of retribution, said orders relayed by Border Patrol supervisors at the Naco, Ariz., station made it clear that arrests were "not to go up" along the 23-mile section of border that the volunteers monitored to protest illegal immigration.
"It was clear to everyone here what was being said and why," said one veteran agent. "The apprehensions were not to increase after the Minuteman volunteers left. It was as simple as that."
Another agent said the Naco supervisors "were clear in their intention" to keep new arrests to an "absolute minimum" to offset the effect of the Minuteman vigil, adding that patrols along the border have been severely limited
....Read the whole thing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Volcker Counterattacks

This update is thanks to The Counterterrorism Blog. This is the first part of the post.

At IIC Chairman Paul Volcker's request, the United Nations filed papers in US District Court to restrain access to the documents provided to the Senate Subcommittee on Investigations by ex IIC investigator Robert Parton. Fox News reports May 10th that US District Court (Washington DC) Judge Ricardo Urbina issued a temporary restraining order which will freeze access to the documents for ten days to permit the parties to work to resolve the matter. Volcker has also written to House National Security Subcommittee Chairman Christopher Shays about his concerns that breach of IIC confidentiality would hamper his continuing investigation and put his investigators at potential risk. His May 5 letter to Shays states that "what is at stake is the ability of the IIC to go about its work effectively, maintaining the confidentiality and staff protection essential to investigatory activity." Volcker was also critical of Robert Parton for breaching his obligation to respect this confidentiality. "In the present case," Volcker wrote, "all IIC staff members have willingly agreed to srict confidentiality obligations....Moreover, staff members have the further protection of the privileges and immunities inherent in theUnited Nations itself.... Staff members who have voluntarily assumed the privileges and responsibilities associated with work with the IIC cannot, in my judgment, reasonably and honorably unilaterally violate those pledges of confidentiality and acceptance of immunity at the expense of their former colleagues and the investigation itself."


Monday, May 09, 2005

A Letter to Paul Volcker

This is a long and involved letter to Paul Volcker . Thanks to Roger Simon and Pajamas Media

Adrian Gonzalez-Maltes, attorney for Oil-for-Food witness Pierre Mouselli whose connections to Kojo Annan were detailed earlier on this blog and elsewhere, has written a lengthy letter to Paul Volcker, Chairman of the Independent Inquiry Committee into the United Nations Oil-for-Food Programme. Dated today May 9, 2005, it begins:

Oh behalf of my client Pierre Mouselli, I would like to draw your attention to the treatement he has received from the Independent Inquiry Committee ("IIC") in the course of its investigation. Mr Mouselli is particularly concerned that you be informed of these facts in the light of the concerns you mentioned at your press conference on May 6 regarding persons in the investigation whose "lives are at stake."

The rest of this letter and accompanying documents are available for you to read at the Pajamas Media website. They include information about the behavior of the IIC or of some of its members that should be of interest to all, especially in anticipation of possible testimony by resigned Oil-for-Food investigator Robert Parton before Congressional Committees.

More on Maurice Strong

In a continuation of this post, Ron at Acepilots has this and more on Mr. Strong and the Global Governance movement.

Maurice Strong's name keeps coming up in various articles. If you remember he is the person who promoted the Kyoto Protocols into existence and former president Clinton signed the agreement just before his final term was up. President Bush however killed it as soon as he was sworn in to office. Now a story has arisen about 17,000 scientists saying its based upon "bad" science and its a major Scam. It was signed into law in Canada and has already had cost overruns of $5 Billion Dollars just for starters. Its hard to think of a bigger Scam than "Oil for Food" but the Kyoto Protocols could surpass it easily and could ruin the industrial nations of the western world besides. The same type of scheme is before the Senate for ratification and its called, "Laws of the Sea" and it is a hot item for the Democrats. The "Law of the Sea" is a UN thing and there are taxing provisions that could give the UN more money than any existing nation now in existence. Lots of liberal Senators like Kerry, Kennedy, Feinstein etc. have voted for the Kyoto Protocols and will vote for the "Laws of the Sea" because the UN wants independent financing for their operations. Maybe we should look at what 17,000 thousand scientists are saying about "Kyoto" because "The Laws of the Sea" is from the same bunch of rascals. Fox News, where are you, check this out.

This is the organization that many on the left want to lead the world and give out those global tests we heard so much about in the last campaign.

Connecting Dots

What do Paul Volcker, the UN Oil for Food scandal, the Canadian Adscam and Bill Clinton have connecting them? I am glad you asked.

  • Paul Volcker served on the Board of Directors for Power Corporation, one of Canadas largest companies of which Maurice Strong is a past President.
  • Paul Martin, Canadian PM is owner of Canadian Steamship Lines Group Ltd. CSL Group Ltd is a part owner of Cordex Petroleum, owned by MauriceStrong and son Fred. Maurice Strong admitted that Tongsun Park, a Korean named by US Federal authorities as being an illegal Iraqi agent invested in Cordex, the company Strong and his son own, in 1997.
  • The one million dollars (US) came from Saddam Hussein through Park to Cordex. The Company is being investigated by the UN Oil for Food Independent Inquiry Committee headed by Paul Volcker.
  • Two investigators working for the UN committee have resigned and have stated their reason as Koffi Annans corruption is being untruthfully minimized and because of what they see as a whitewash. One of the investigators, lawyer Robert Parton has given the US House International Relations Committee headed my Henry Hyde material gleaned from his investigation following a subpoena by the committee. Parton has retained as his counsel, Lanny Davis, former White House Council to Bill Clinton.
  • Paul Volcker, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman and currently head of the UN Independent Inquiry Committeee, appointed by Kofi Annan.He apparently is neither independent nor uninvoled personally in the Oil for Food scandal. He was a past Board of Director member of Power Coporation.
  • Paul Martin, Prime Minister of Canada, owner of CSL GroupLtd. and investor in Cordex Petroleum, a company started with one million dollars from Saddam Hussein. Intimately involved in Canada's Adscam scandal and with close ties to Maurice Strong. Started Canadian Steamship Lines with lauch by Paul Desmarias's Powerline Corporation.
  • Maurice Strong is a story unto himself. Henry Lamb gives us a good look at Mr. Strong in a biography written in 1997. Another very good look at this man is from Ronald Bailey in the National Review Sept. 1, 1997. In the first paragraph of this excellent article, Baily set the tone.
  • The survival of civilization in something like its present form might depend significantly on the efforts of a single man," declared The New Yorker. The New York Times hailed that man as the "Custodian of the Planet." He is perpetually on the short list of candidates for Secretary General of the United Nations. This lofty eminence? Maurice Strong, of course. Never heard of him? Well, you should have. Militia members are famously worried that black helicopters are practicing maneuvers with blue-helmeted UN troops in a plot to take over America. But the actual peril is more subtle. A small cadre of obscure international bureaucrats are hard at work devising a system of "global governance" that is slowly gaining control over ordinary Americans' lives. Maurice Strong, a 68-year-old Canadian, is the "indispensable man" at the center of this creeping UN power grab.

  • Mr. Volcker's March report on Kofi Annan and Kojo Annan failed to mention that the younger Annan had served on the board of directors of a now-defunct company, Air Harbour Technologies, first alongside the U.N. secretary-general's special adviser, Maurice Strong, and then alongside an adviser for U.N. oil-for-food contractor, Cotecna Inspections. Mr. Strong has taken leave from his U.N. job until information about some of his own business connections can be clarified, part of a tangle arising from a federal bribery complaint issued last month and related to oil for food.

    Lanny Davis, former White House Council and still the Clintons lawyer is interested in the demise of Annan because Bill Clinton is being touted by him, Madelaine Albright and others for the Sec. General job after Annan and Clinton has stated that he wants the job.

Saturday, May 07, 2005

Call it a sabbatical

Or just call it a break or laziness. I have not posted to this blog in some time but now I am back and will be in the saddle again. There is much going on in the world and of course I have an opinion on most of it. Stay tuned for insightful as well as inciteful posts.