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Michelle Malkin: INTRODUCING HOT AIR

I’m excited to introduce you today to Hot Air–a conservative Internet broadcast network I founded with a team of multi-talented bloggers. (Press release here.)
We’ve posted the debut episode of our daily newscast called “Vent with Michelle Malkin.” It’s delivered in Flash (Version 8) format. Download a Flash video player here if the video doesn’t automatically play for you.

Today’s topic: The Tech World and Red China’s Tyrants.

There’s much more to Hot Air than the daily newscast, though. We have affiliates from Paris to Washington, D.C., to Wisconsin offering original video, photography, audio, photoshop parodies, and investigative reporting, and we’re recruiting more. We are spotlighting the best content across the Internet in our “Top Picks” section. Our group blog is run 24/7/365.

*Update: Allah Pundit has posted a video clip montage of the liberal talking points shaping up over alleged CIA leaker Mary McCarthy. Watch it.*

We’ll be featuring original Flash animation, cartoons, mini-movies, and documentary trailers. And we’ve compiled a hot list of bloggers, podcasters, big talkers, creative entrepreneurs, and do-it-yourself resources for readers/viewers/listeners new to the Internet/broadcast convergence. The site is a fun, eclectic, and always enriching mix of traditional political analysis, humor, breaking news you need to know, and fresh-baked video goodness with no artificial flavors or preservatives.

We’ve also opened up a limited registration period for commenters. Come on over to Hot Air, join the studio audience, and get your fill!

Welcome Michelle, Allah and the whole Hot Air Gang!

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Hot Air: CNN burns McKinney – again

You might think, after watching her get served by Soledad O’Brien on American Morning a few weeks ago, that CNN would start taking it easy on Jihad Cindy.

But you’d be wrong. Ian has the video.

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Expose The Left: “Off The Record”: McKinney Calls Aide A “Fool” (VIDEO)

Rep. Cynthia McKinney called one of her aides a “fool”, after saying he lied to her about the questions that would be asked a press conference. Late last week, McKinney had a press conference after the first time she met with her constituents since hitting a Capitol police officer. McKinney, who seemed surprised after receiving several questions about the incident, walked out of the press conference with her microphone still attached to her shirt. At this point she called her aide, Coz, a “fool”. She soon realized it and walked out to the press to inform them any audio heard during the time she was not answering questions is “off the record”.

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What a MORON…..

When is that Grand Jury going to dispose of this case?

Either charge the DUMBASS or not……

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Stay tuned……

Blogosphere (H/T Expose the Left):

Not Exactly Rocket Science linked with Who is more foolish?…
Hot Air linked with CNN burns McKinney – again
The Texas Songbird linked with McKinney In the News Again…
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Flopping Aces linked with Who Is The Fool Exactly?
BlogWonks linked with REP. CYNTHIA MCKINNEY- “OOPS I DID IT AGAIN!”
Political Media Center Blog linked with Hilarious
The Blue Site linked with Cynthia McKinney: Media Czar
Slobokan’s Site O’ Schtuff linked with It Takes One To Know One
Suitably Flip linked with Cynthia McKinney – Off the Record, Her Rocker…
Iowa Voice linked with McKinney Tells The Press What They Can And Can’t Use…
Stop The ACLU linked with Sunday Funnies…
The Pretend Pundit linked with Cynthia McKinney is Insane…

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Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Official Police Report Cites Assault with “Closed Fist”

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: “I am NOT a Normal Member of Congress”

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: McKinney Apologizes to the House

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Federal Grand Jury to Hear McKinney Case

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Georgia GOP Seizes on McKinney

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Thyroid Problem?

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: U. S. Capitol Police Chief Terrance Gainer – “Racism NOT a Factor”

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Black Minister Calls for McKinney Prosecution by United States Attorney

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Admits to Misusing Taxpayer Funds

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Capitol Police Ask for ARREST WARRANT

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: News Conference Today – “NOTHING New!”

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: News Conference Today – “Something New?”

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: McKinney a Victim of a Racist Capitol Hill Police Officer

Representative Cynthia McKinney Watch: Going to Jail?


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US Ambassador John Bolton, seen here in March 2006, said the UN Security Council will consider a draft resolution that would legally require Iran to comply with demands that it freeze all uranium enrichment activities.

AFP: UN Security Council to mull Chapter 7 resolution on Iran: US

The UN Security Council will consider a draft resolution that would legally require Iran to comply with demands that it freeze all uranium enrichment activities, US Ambassador John Bolton said.

Bolton told reporters the 15-member council would be discussing this week possible responses to a report by
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) head Mohamed ElBaradei.

The report assesses Tehran’s compliance with UN demands to stop enrichment activities among other things by a Friday deadline set by the council on March 29 in a non-binding statement.

“Our expectation would be that assuming no change of direction by Iran and there’s no reason to think there will be a change of direction, we’ll look at a ‘Chapter 7′ resolution to make mandatory all the existing IAEA resolutions,” Bolton said.

Strong, tough, measured responses to Iran’s bluster is the hallmark of United States foreign policy. But, do not be surprised if the United States makes Russia and/or China VETO a Chapter 7 resolution to show their hypocrisy to the international community of nations.

Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which is invoked in case of threats to international peace and security, can open the door to sanctions or even military action.

“We will be consulting this week on the nature of the language (of the draft),” Bolton said.

US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs, Nicholas Burns, said Friday that Britain and France were expected to present the Chapter 7 draft next week.

But China’s UN envoy Wang Guangya, the president of the council for April, warned Monday:”I don’t think it (a Chapter 7 resolution) will be a productive move.”

A Chapter 7 resolution veto by China will expose the oppressive non-democratic regime as selling out to the Mullahs for their oil. Do the Chinese care?

Proably not.

But, the United States will be given cover to impose their own economic and travel sanctions.

Commenting on Iran’s assertions that sanctions were unlikely because of opposition from Russia and China, two veto-wielding permanent members of the council that have close ties with Tehran, Bolton said: “I don’t know what the Security Council is going to do.

“I said repeatedly I think this is a test for the Security Council and we’re going to take it step-by-step,” Bolton said.

“The first step will be a Chapter 7 resolution.”

But some diplomats said there was no certainty that the Council would hold a formal meeting on the issue this week.

US officials have said the political directors of the council’s five permanent members — Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States — were likely to meet in Paris some time next week to thrash out a common strategy.

In addition Wang spoke of “proposals that the IAEA board of directors should have a meeting first before the council takes up the action.”

Stay tuned…….

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Bush Administration – “We Are Very Close to the “POINT OF NO RETURN”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar – Any United States Military Attack Would Be a “HUMILIATING DEFEAT”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – Israel is a “FAKE REGIME”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Warns Against Threatening Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia and Iran Reach “Basic Deal” on Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States – “Embargo Military Sales to Iran”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia – “Decision on Iran Must Await IAEA Report”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Continues Opposition to United Nations Sanctions

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ali Larijani – “Iran will follow its nuclear programme with patience.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rafsanjani – “We Are at the Service of the Whole Region”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Tony Blair Refuses to Back Iran Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Peres – “Ahmadinejad Will End Up Like Saddam”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Issues Military WARNING to the United States

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Israel is Heading Toward Annihilation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia to Host New Talks on Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rice – “United States Will Look at the Full Range of Options Available to the United Nations.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “We Won’t Hold Talks With Anyone About the Right of the Iranian Nation (to Enrich Uranium)”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Could Produce a Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days

Iran Nuclear Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran Uranium Enrichment Will Require “Strong Steps” from the United Nations Security Council

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran to Move to Large-Scale Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Cannot Confirm Uranium Enrichment Claim

Iran Nuclear Watch: Mark Steyn – Facing Down Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Has Joined the Club of Nuclear Countries”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Producing Enriched Uranium

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Won’t Back Down ‘ONE IOTA’ in Nuclear FLAP

Iran Nuclear Watch: Bush – “Wild Speculation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: White House Dampens Talk of Iran Military Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “United States Engaged in Psychological War”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Nuclear Attack on Iran – “Not on the Agenda”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran – Redux

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran

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US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control, Robert Joseph, seen 13 April 2006. The United States, seeking to step up pressure on Iran, urged an embargo on the sales of arms and sensitive equipment to Tehran unless it gives up its suspected nuclear arms ambitions.

World Tribune.com: State: ‘Iranians have put both feet on the accelerator’

The Bush administration, in what appeared to be a rebuff to the U.S. intelligence community, said Iran is approaching the point of no return in terms of its indigenous nuclear capability.

Officials said the State Department has determined that Iran has reached or was close to completing the nuclear fuel cycle. They said this meant that Iran could complete the process that begins with the extraction of uranium from ore, production of feeder gas and the enrichment of uranium to the level required for reactor fuel.

“We are very close to that point of no return,” Undersecretary of State Robert Joseph said. “And I think that’s a view that was shared — that is shared by many others.”

And the international community thinks that the United States and Israel WILL ALLOW the Iranian Mullahs and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad develop nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the face of the planet?

Doh…..NO!

And does ANYONE think that the United States will be BULLIED by a third world power into military inaction and stalemate?

Doh…..NO!

“It’s fair to say, I believe, that the Iranians have put both feet on the accelerator,” Joseph said. “They’re moving very quickly to establish new realities on the ground associated with their nuclear program.”

Officials said Iran has been advancing rapidly toward its goal of industrial production of enriched uranium. They said this would eventually include weapons grade material.

“Iran has acquired the confidence and the capability of running centrifuges over a sustained period of time, allowing it to produce enriched uranium,” Joseph said.

“Perhaps most disturbing, at least in my calculation, is the announcement that they are operating a centrifuge cascade consisting of 164 centrifuges,” Joseph said. “Every nuclear physicist that I have talked to in the past has always suggested that 164 is a key number, because once you’re able to operate, over a sustained period of time, 164 centrifuges in cascade and feed into that this material, this UF-6 that I talked about, you’re well on your way to an industrial scale capability in terms of the production of enriched uranium.”

But, this is in stark contrast to last week’s assessment by John Negroponte the National Intelliegence Director who has said that Iran is many years away from having a nuclear weapon.

And who is correct?

The assessment by the administration of Iran’s nuclear achievements contrasted with that of the U.S. intelligence community. On April 20, National Intelligence Director John Negroponte played down Iran’s claim of uranium enrichment, saying Teheran would require several more years to produce a nuclear weapon.

Officials said Negroponte’s statement reflected a dispute over the meaning of the “point of no return.” They said some government analysts define this as the production of sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon, while others assert that Teheran must actually assemble a nuclear warhead.

“There is an earlier point of no return, and that is when Iran has acquired the confidence and the capability of running centrifuges over a sustained period of time, allowing it to produce enrichment uranium,” Joseph said. “And again, the key point there has always in the past been the 164-cascade centrifuge.”

The United States will wait for the IAEA report on the 28th and a United Nations Security Council decision subsequently. Once the non-decision by the United Nations is made…..all bets are on President Bush imposing uniateral economic and travel sanctions on Iran.

The B-2 are warming up in their hangars.

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Stay tuned…..

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar – Any United States Military Attack Would Be a “HUMILIATING DEFEAT”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – Israel is a “FAKE REGIME”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Warns Against Threatening Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia and Iran Reach “Basic Deal” on Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States – “Embargo Military Sales to Iran”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia – “Decision on Iran Must Await IAEA Report”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Continues Opposition to United Nations Sanctions

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ali Larijani – “Iran will follow its nuclear programme with patience.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rafsanjani – “We Are at the Service of the Whole Region”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Tony Blair Refuses to Back Iran Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Peres – “Ahmadinejad Will End Up Like Saddam”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Issues Military WARNING to the United States

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Israel is Heading Toward Annihilation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia to Host New Talks on Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rice – “United States Will Look at the Full Range of Options Available to the United Nations.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “We Won’t Hold Talks With Anyone About the Right of the Iranian Nation (to Enrich Uranium)”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Could Produce a Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days

Iran Nuclear Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran Uranium Enrichment Will Require “Strong Steps” from the United Nations Security Council

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran to Move to Large-Scale Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Cannot Confirm Uranium Enrichment Claim

Iran Nuclear Watch: Mark Steyn – Facing Down Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Has Joined the Club of Nuclear Countries”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Producing Enriched Uranium

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Won’t Back Down ‘ONE IOTA’ in Nuclear FLAP

Iran Nuclear Watch: Bush – “Wild Speculation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: White House Dampens Talk of Iran Military Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “United States Engaged in Psychological War”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Nuclear Attack on Iran – “Not on the Agenda”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran – Redux

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran

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Iranian Defence Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar gestures in this April 20, 2006 file photo. Iran ‘s defense minister said on Monday that any U.S. military attack over its nuclear programme would result in a humiliating defeat for the United States, the official IRNA news agency reported.

Washington Post: Iran says US to be humiliated if it attacks

Iran’s defense minister said on Monday that any U.S. military attack over its nuclear programme would result in a humiliating defeat for the United States, the official IRNA news agency reported.

He was speaking on the anniversary of an attempt in 1980 by the U.S. military to rescue Americans held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran. The mission failed when the helicopters crashed in a sand storm in the Tabas desert in eastern Iran.

“If America chooses the military option a humiliating defeat worse than their failure in the Tabas desert will await them,” Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar was quoted by IRNA as saying.

Iran says the sand storm was “divine wrath.”

Iran is embroiled in a dispute with the West over its nuclear program, which the United States says it designed to build bombs. Washington says it wants a diplomatic solution but has refused to rule out military action.

“Bringing up the issue of military option, threatening Iran with it … contradicts the charter of the United Nations and other international regulations,” Najjar said.

Bluster and Sabre Rattling from Iran.

So, what else is new?

May I remind the defense minister what awaits Iran (and remember Jimmy Carter is NO LONGER President):

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And the delivery methods to affect the result……

From under the Sea:

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From the Air:

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From the United States mainland:

ANY attack on the United States, including its or its allies trrops in Iraq would unleash a state of war and would unlock America’s nuclear arsenal.

MAKE NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT.

Iran Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar is a MORON.

Who is he trying to kid?

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Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – Israel is a “FAKE REGIME”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Warns Against Threatening Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia and Iran Reach “Basic Deal” on Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States – “Embargo Military Sales to Iran”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia – “Decision on Iran Must Await IAEA Report”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia Continues Opposition to United Nations Sanctions

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ali Larijani – “Iran will follow its nuclear programme with patience.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rafsanjani – “We Are at the Service of the Whole Region”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Tony Blair Refuses to Back Iran Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Peres – “Ahmadinejad Will End Up Like Saddam”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Issues Military WARNING to the United States

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Israel is Heading Toward Annihilation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Russia to Host New Talks on Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Rice – “United States Will Look at the Full Range of Options Available to the United Nations.”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “We Won’t Hold Talks With Anyone About the Right of the Iranian Nation (to Enrich Uranium)”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Could Produce a Nuclear Bomb in 16 Days

Iran Nuclear Watch: Condoleezza Rice – Iran Uranium Enrichment Will Require “Strong Steps” from the United Nations Security Council

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran to Move to Large-Scale Uranium Enrichment

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Cannot Confirm Uranium Enrichment Claim

Iran Nuclear Watch: Mark Steyn – Facing Down Iran

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Has Joined the Club of Nuclear Countries”

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Producing Enriched Uranium

Iran Nuclear Watch: Ahmadinejad – “Iran Won’t Back Down ‘ONE IOTA’ in Nuclear FLAP

Iran Nuclear Watch: Bush – “Wild Speculation”

Iran Nuclear Watch: White House Dampens Talk of Iran Military Strike

Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran – “United States Engaged in Psychological War”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Nuclear Attack on Iran – “Not on the Agenda”

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran – Redux

Iran Nuclear Watch: United States Considers Use of Nuclear Weapons Against Iran

 Iran Nuclear Watch: Iran Defense Minister Mostafa Mohammad Najjar    Any United States Military Attack Would Be a HUMILIATING DEFEATThe Natanz uranium enrichment complex in Natanz is pictured in this January 2, 2006 satellite image.



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