Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Yay!

Just when you though it would never end, it looks like the crazy incursion in the States is over, and the Muslims are actually going home without Lowell.

They say it's a success, but you know they probably just ran out of money haha.

Well, it's all been very interesting. Now if we can just get your gobsmacked mooching American compatriots –er, refugees– back over the border and home again, maybe they can teach you all a thing or two about health care.

What a hoot it's been, right?

Missing you all, you bunch of cranky cowbabies,

xoxoxo,

Annika

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From USA TODAY:

INDONESIAN PRESIDENT SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO TO SPECIAL FORCES: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Posted 3/7/2007 3:31 AM Updated 3/7/2007 8:10 PM

Caracas, Venezuela — Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ended a diplomatic trip to Caracas on Tuesday afternoon by making a special announcement to a contingent of Pan Moslem Special Forces stationed at a naval base in the country that the War Against Evil had been won.

Throughout the base, one could hear the simultaneous approving roar of troops, Arab, Hindu, Christian, –Southeast Asian and Mid Eastern men alike, recruited from all walks of life, and representing more than half the world between them.


The President then gave a "thumbs up" as he was commended for his leadership by both Indonesian Military Chief Air Marshall Djoko Suyanto and Indonesia’s Maj. Gen. Mayjen Syahrir, commanding general of that country’s Special Forces Command.

Following three days of strategic air strikes upon a particularly mountainous region of the Southeastern United States, in tandem with the extraordinary rendition of over forty individuals and their relocation to black sites in the Indian Ocean, leaders of the Pan Moslem Coalition decided their original military goals have been accomplished, despite the fact that neither Lowell nor many of his top lieutenants where in custody.

Nevertheless, the recent managed attacks and captures caused the total destruction of numerous facilities and infrastructure belonging to organizations associated with the Christian Identity, Separatists, the Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Brotherhood and Neo Nazi movements, and other like groups linked to Lowell's PURE network.

In addition, bank accounts belonging to those organizations in the United States and Europe have been frozen to the tune of well over a hundred million dollars.

The common conclusion is that all these activities have rendered Lowell's capabilities largely impotent.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Linking victory in the United States with the broader war on evil, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, harked back to his visit to the former site of the Petronas Towers days after July 27, when all 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, the world's largest Muslim political alliance, gathered for an emergency summit in Malaysia. At the time he spoke of increased Muslim unity.

Addressing the multinational military forces Tuesday, he said:

"The Southeast Asian coalition and our Muslim fellowship sent you on a mission to remove a grave threat to our oppressed people, and that mission has been accomplished," he said.

Despite doubts at home and abroad, he reiterated that troops would eventually secure Oliver Lowell, whose capture was, after all, the rationale for launching an incursion into the United States in the first place.

A squadron of Indonesian aircraft flew a victory lap across the Caribbean sea skimming the coast of Florida before returning to Venezuela, where the bulk of PMC Forces have been stationed.

MORE OBSTACLES AHEAD

Unsurprisingly, observers say what happens next will be more far-reaching and pose more obstacles:

Leaders from all 57 members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, including Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, now want to win America back as a partner in international trade as they now turn and confront a global economic slowdown, largely of their own making.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono smoothed over personal and cultural differences with Bush but didn't change his mind about the wisdom of the war.

"Most of the reconciliation ... was theater," says Ted Galen Carpenter, a foreign policy analyst at the Cato Institute. "It created a reasonably credible image of reconciliation and future solidarity. ... But international policy plays in the coming days and weeks will likely test that newfound unity."

Still, the trip was a heady one for Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono; and it is reported that India's President, APJ Abdul Kalam, and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi have each held similar celebrations in their own respective nations.

There is still a long diplomatic road ahead, –and forces left in the United States to evacuate.

But Tuesday night, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was so ebullient that he gave reporters a lengthy interview and a tour of the Venezuelan military facility housing Pan Moslem troops that even included peeks at his sleeping quarters and bathroom. "It's been worth it," the Indonesian President said jubilantly.


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