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My lonely Protest Warrior action – scroll down for updates

This Saturday I got a call from one of my friends from our local San Diego chapter of Protest Warrior.  He told me about the impending so called “anti-war” demonstration on President’s Day.  I prefer calling it anti-victory demonstration, but that is besides the point.

Jeeni Criscenzo, former candidate for Congress, has organized a protest called “Bring their buddies home“.  The leftists dress in black and stand along a road, with names of US soldiers killed in Iraq pinned to their chests.  They call it “An Act of Art”.  San Diego chapter of Protest Warrior decided to stage a little counter-protest.  This morning I went to the corner on Tamarack and Carlsbad Blvd. and started passing little 4″x6″ American Flags.  You know, a general expectation is that a stereotypical leftist would hate to hold an American Flag.  As it turns out, it is not always the case.  In the beginning the leftists just thought that the flags were part of the whole thing, although a couple did refuse to take them outright.  After I passed around about a dozen or so flags, Jeeni Criscenzo confronted me.  She said that the flags are not part of the demonstration and asked me “to respect her artwork, because the flags are spoiling it” ( I am paraphrasing).  My argument that the flags add something good to her message did not persuade her.  She was polite and got me to say “OK”.  After thinking a bit about what to do next, I just started walking with a bunch of flags in my hand in front of the protesters and giving them to those who asked.  Pretty soon I gave away all my flags (about 50).  Many protesters wanted to take the flags, but could not because they were too cold or covered with plastic because of the rain.  Some of the protesters refused to take the flags, especially after hearing me explain to KUSI that I represented an opposing point of view.  But many were happy to take the flags.  They were obviously more patriotic than the organizers of the demonstration.  I also talked to FOX6 News.  The KUSI reporter at least seemed neutral, but the FOX6 guy was likely biased in favor of the anti-victory people.  I told him that you can’t cut reinforcements from the troops in battle.  I also told them both that I was originally from the former Soviet Union, and I appreciate this country very much, because I have something to compare it to.  The FOX6 guy asked me what I thought about WMD not found in Iraq, and I said that Saddam did have them.  So, the anti-victory people started shouting: “Where are they?!”, to which I replied that that was a good question that needs to be answered, but Saddam did have them because he did use them.  Later I called Roger Hedgecock and told him about my morning because I did not trust the TV news to accurately report on my actions there.  Let’s see what part of my 2 interviews will make a cut.


UPDATE at 6:25pm:

The 6 o’clock edition of KUSI news did not show my interview at all.  They did show me passing flags and people holding my flags, but it made it look like they were the ones who came up with flags.  I don’t want them to hide their defeatist message behind my flags, so I am very disappointed at this time.  Let’s see what happens at 10pm.


UPDATE on 2/20/07 at 11:25pm:

KUSI news at 10pm did not show the demonstration at all.  The 11pm edition was the same as the 6pm edition.  However, FOX6 News did show me passing the flags around and even a small portion of my interview.  Here it is.

Additionally, my fellow Protest Warriors pointed out to me one crucial detail that I told them over the phone, but forgot to mention in this post.  As I was returning back to my car, I passed by the people whom I gave the flags before Jeeni Criscenzo confronted me.  They did not have the flags any longer.  Jeeni must have taken the flags away from them or just told them to put the flags away.  After all, she could not allow American Flags to “spoil her artwork”.  Besides, the flags would represent a dissent from her plan, and the Left can’t tolerate that.

February 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | 8 Comments

A little-known controversy that is slowly coming to light

Julia Gorin has written this article for the Front Page Magazine:

It is somewhat pathetic that even after 9/11, and even after a nearly four-year trial at the Hague disproving “genocide” and “ethnic cleansing” of Albanians in Kosovo (something the late reporter Daniel Pearl uncovered as early as 1999), the Jewish community still insists on being used to promote the agenda of the Albanian lobby that allied us with the al Qaeda-trained Kosovo Liberation Army in 1999.


Bosnia and Kosovo have been part of Islam’s current divide-and-conquer approach. Israeli Colonel Dr. Shaul Shay, author of Islamic Terror and the Balkans, explains the significance of the Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia region that Americans ignore: “In the eyes of the radical Islamic circles, the establishment of an independent Islamic territory including Bosnia, Kosovo and Albania along the Adriatic Coast, is one of the most prominent achievements of Islam since the siege of Vienna in 1683. Islamic penetration into Europe through the Balkans is one of the main achievements of Islam in the twentieth century.”

The Balkans also have given Islam its long-sought gateway into Europe, as the Kosovo connection to the terrorist attacks in Madrid and London demonstrate. (According to Defense & Foreign Affairs Daily and German intelligence, the explosives used in both bombings came from Kosovo, and just last week the Greek Kathimerini news service reported that the missile fired on the U.S. embassy in Athens a few weeks ago appears to have come from Kosovo.)

Albanians argue that their fight for Kosovo is not an Islamic movement but a national one. (DioGuardi himself is Christian.) Palestinians, of course, make the same claim. But the big picture is the same: jihad. The day that Kosovo becomes “Kosova” (the Muslims’, nationalists’, dhimmis’ and Mr. DioGuardi’s invented pronunciation) is the day we’ve lost a key battle in the war on terror.

Read it all.  I suspected this all to some extent from other articles I read, but this time I also followed the links.  Do that too.  Then I went to Julia’s blog where she just posted (at that time) her comments on the Salt Lake City shooter.  I followed the links there too: this very graphic link and this one.  And then I was horrified.  Horrified by the strong possibility that our country supported the wrong side in the Yugoslavian wars.  Do follow the links that I copied from Julia Gorin’s blog.  And note the links provided there.  They are not from some cookie sites similar to those denying the Holocaust.  The sources referenced there are quite reputable.  Plus, there is another reason I tend to believe this new version of events.  Remember the Jenin Massacre?  The one that never happened?  The same people that created that big lie that was fortunately exposed in time are the people talking about the Serb atrocities.  Their credibility is clearly suspect.  So, how is it possible that we took the wrong side in those wars?  I see 3 reasons.  First is that the Left is always willing to support the side that is not seen as Western.  Thus, in the conflict between between Christian Serbs and Muslim Bosnians the Left automatically took the Bosnian side.  The same was true in Kosovo.  In the conflict between Serbs and Croats the Serbs were perceived as stronger side.  The Left always takes the weaker side, regardless of who is right.  Finally, there was a reason from the Right: the Serbs were traditionally supported by the Russians.  There must have been some Cold War inertia in play.  Plus, Milosevic was a former Communist and genuine thug (according to my former co-workers from Serbia).

But the evidence that we took the wrong side in both Bosnian and Kosovo conflicts is very strong.  And that is very tragic.  It is now well documented that Al Qaeda is active in both Bosnia and Kosovo.  They always insert themselves into conflicts were Muslims are one of the sides, even if the original reason for the conflict is very secular.  Just follow the links.

I always thought that Israel will play the role of both Poland and Czechoslovakia in the current world war.  It turns out that there is another candidate for the role of Czechoslovakia: Serbia.  You see, unlike us, Jews, the Serbs did not suffer the Holocaust.  They were being killed by the Nazis and their Bosnian and Croat helpers because they interfered with the extermination of the Jews.  You know, like hiding the Jews, fighting the Nazis along with the other Allies.  (Note that in the link that I provided the claims about Bosnian Muslims participating in the Holocaust are disputed.  Nevertheless, the Bosnian SS division was organized with the help of Haj Amin Al-Husseini, Arafat’s uncle).  So, Serbs did not suffer through a methodical extermination campaign.  Thus, it is easier to demonize them.  And now many people would rather keep them demonized, because otherwise it might become necessary to admit an embarrassing and tragic mistake.

February 19, 2007 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment