Sunday Assortment of Links

Military Mutiny in Iran? 

On December 10, a statement signed by a number of officers and commanders of the Iranian army was released. The regular army of Iran had not been involved in the suppression of the population.

The statement is a warning to the Revolutionary Guard, suggesting consequences if the RG take any further violent action against the Iranian people.

The statement is apparently legit. 

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Michael Ledeen writes about the Left’s transformation from progressive to oppressive:

The old ideas were replaced with Groucho Marxism:  As the great man once put it, “I’ve got principles.  And if you don’t like them, I’ve got other principles.” 

Heh. Might be explained by the true motivations of high-profile Leftists:  money and envy.  So how do you explain their penchant for socialism?  The article by Selwyn Duke focuses on the Left’s Sugar Daddy, George Soros, and sums him up in two words: greedy and amoral.

This should surprise no one. I once heard of a woman who was told by her Leftist college professor not to give money to charity because it was the government’s job. But you see, to liberals, everything is little g’s job — and also its responsibility. In just the way a criminal isn’t responsible for his actions because “society made him the way he is,” Leftists want the government to fight their temptations for them, and they see a free-market society as being one big occasion of sin. The message is simple: It’s not my fault if the government places us in a situation in which we can be immoral. Just as liberals outsource their charitable responsibilities, they outsource their moral ones.

The problem is that it doesn’t work. There will always be “the other side” and those “from whom the thing is being taken away.” There will always be an “evil system.” In communist governments, those in power — who are more equal than others — get the new Mercedes, the plush apartment, the fine food, and all the other luxuries any commissar could want. And the George Soroses of the world would always try to be among them, for greed still lay in their hearts. And it wouldn’t be hard for them to rationalize, either. They would simply reason, “If I’m not more equal than others, someone else will be. If I don’t do it, someone else will.”

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Yet another example of the Left’s persistent Constitutional illiteracy.

Sen. Landrieu Declines to Say Where Constitution Authorizes Congress to Force Americans to Buy Health Insurance, Saying She’ll Let ‘Constitutional Lawyers on Our Staff’ Handle That

CNSNews has been asking our so-called lawmakers about the Constitutionality of an insurance mandate.  Their ignorance is funny, until you realize what’s at stake.

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Thank goodness for stupid criminals:

A Times Square bloodbath was narrowly avoided because the machine-pistol-toting thug who fired at a cop flipped the gun on its side like a character out of a rap video, causing the weapon to jam after two shots, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.

When scam artist Raymond “Ready” Martinez held the MAC-10-style gun parallel to the ground, it caused the ejecting shells to “stovepipe,” or get caught vertically in the chamber, the sources said. The gun is designed to be fired only in a vertical position.

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