September 30, 2007
ABC Reported on "Phony Heroes" 3 Days Before Rush
Where was Media Splatters and their ever-capable army of incompetent interns? Did they miss this? Brian Ross of ABC did a report on scam artists that scam the military and the public, and they mentioned Jesse Macbeth in particular. Media Splatters? Nowhere to be found:
Just days before Rush Limbaugh was attacked by a number of press outlets for discussing "phony soldiers" on the air, ABC's Brian Ross did a segment on "World News with Charles Gibson" dealing with "phony heroes...scam artists...posing as the war heroes they never were, claiming credit for acts of courage in Iraq and Afghanistan."SO WHERE WAS MEDIA SPLATTERS? Do the have a "full transcript" of the ABC report that they could snip-snip for maximum smear potential? Why didn't they take on Brian Ross with their trademark brand of "snip-snip-then-put-into-Keith-Olbermann's-teleprompter?"
Marvelously, this story was aired on Monday, September 24, just three days before Limbaugh made his comments. And, as noted in a NewsBusters posting by the MRC's Brent Baker, the report even mentioned the same "phony soldier," Jesse Macbeth (pictured to the right), that Limbaugh did on his program Thursday.
More from Peter Wehner at NRO:
What’s obviously going on here is that antiwar advocates were deeply damaged by the MoveOn.org ad smearing General David Petraeus. They were desperate to try to climb their way out of the hole they were in — and so they decided this was their opportunity to find a way out. MoveOn.org attacks Petraeus, they say, but Rush Limbaugh attacks members of the military who want to withdraw as “phony soldiers.” So if Republicans are going to criticize us for what we said about General Petraeus, they should criticize Limbaugh for his slander.Stay tuned for the next lying Media Splatters smear - sure to come at any time within the next year!
The problem, of course, is that that the charge leveled against Limbaugh is obviously false; his phrase “phony soldiers” applied to Jesse Adam Macbeth — and the phrase itself was clearly based on the news headline.
This effort to manufacture outrage does not sustain even minimal scrutiny — which doesn’t mean this story won’t be picked up by some news outlets. But in the end, the truth will out. The Left in America clearly wants to take Limbaugh out, and for obvious reasons: he is a deeply influential conservative voice and during the last 20 years he has changed American politics and the American media in profound ways. The Left hates him — but they have found no way to stop him. Like the Mississippi, he just keeps rolling along. And one gets the feeling that (as Churchill said in another context) he will continue to roll on full flood, to broad lands and bright days.
Video : Letterman Grills Paris Hilton on Life in the "Big House"
Paris : "I've moved on with my life, so I don't really want to talk about [my time in jail] anymore."
Letterman : "I appreciate that. See, this is where you and I are different, because this is ALL I wanna talk about."
UAE Sentences Bloggers
In the absence of a free Middle Eastern media, websites often serve as vitally important alternate news sources and as forums for the free expression of opinion denied in all other social venues. Often the offending articles are about the reality within the state, such as levels of corruption, poverty or torture. The goal of state censorship is to hide the truth about the state from its own people. What the West understands is a tertiary concern. Lately we are seeing a rash of arrests and trials against the electronic media. Most usually the charge is insulting the head of state, damaging a state's reputation or some otherwise Orwellian charge of damaging society by speaking the truth or expressing an opinion. Today its the UAE:
HRINFO expressed today its deep worries regarding the new sentence issued by Ras Kheima court against Majan.net writer Khalid El-Asly and Majan.net boss Muhammed Shouhi who received 5 months in prison. This is the second case against Majan.net; another two cases are expected to make it to court.
The second case against Majan.net saw a new development as the verdict against El-Asly and Shouhi was based on the criminal law on grounds of defamation in addition to the testimony of Ras Kheima electronic government's head who alleged that El-Asly is the same writer who calls himself" Hair" . The testimony wasn't based on substantiated grounds. The court didn't take into account the claims made by Asly and Shouhi's defense who said that the testimony is not impartial as the head of Ras Kheima electronic government kept on attacking Majan.net staff on newspapers before giving his testimony which is lacking technical evidence.
Watch Media Splatters Lie on National TV!
They provide the "full transcripts." They provide the "full audio." Sure they do. Well, five minutes of audio and 5% of a full transcript , anyway. But that's the 5% and 5 minutes that MATTERS! Raaaaacists!!
Maybe we should start our own anti-smear site called "CONTEXT MATTERS" and give these obviously fact challenged little monkeys a run for their money, huh?
And by the way, the terminally fact-challenged idiots are trying AGAIN to get Limbaugh removed from Armed Forces radio - using their latest failed smear attempt as the ammo.
Only liberal, Clinton-sanctioned messages from NPR and Air America are allowed! Nothing that actually supports America or the Troops! That's demoralizing...to Media Splatters.
John Edwards: "Pretty Soon We're Not Going to Have a Young African-American Male Population"
...unless you vote for John Edwards, that is.
Can you imagine the OUTRAGE!!11 that would've erupted if, say, Mitt Romney had said this?
Where are Sharpton and Jackson on this? Where are the usual Democrat grievance hordes in tow? Where is the OUTRAGE?!!1
In a real balanced, objective media, this video would've gotten the Macacca treatment. It is a pure Macacca moment. Feast your eyes and ears:
Yemen's Nuclear Program: Another Scam?
According to early indications, the American company which is partnering with Yemen to produce *five nuclear reactors* has no experience building nuclear reactors, very low operating capital, and is headed by a Yemeni-American who attended the same US college at the same time as the Minister of Electricity who inked the deal. Its a USD 15 billion dollar deal. More to come.
September 29, 2007
Are Those Words Tasty?
Inshallahshaheed will never go down, bi idhnillah!
The google cache for his site is still here for the moment. It did not get updated to reflect Inshallahshaheed's post about his big interview coming up in a major US newspaper.
Yes that one.
We'll discuss the merits of a major US newspaper lending ink to a terrorist propagandist, that has been run off three US blogging platforms, later. After we get done with the Inshallahshaheed is Down Rock & Roll, Gunpowder and Firetrucks Party Extravaganza.
We don't know why he's down. We didn't do it, we swear! We are just very happy.
4 Red Cross Workers Freed in Afghanistan
Good news from Afghanistan (via the Times of India):
KABUL: Four employees with the International Committee of the Red Cross, kidnapped earlier this week in Afghanistan, were freed in good health on Saturday, officials said.
The four men - one from Myanmar, one from Macedonia and two from Afghanistan - were taken captive on Wednesday in central Wardak province while working to secure the release of a German hostage.
Mohabullah, the police director of criminal investigations of the Sayad Abad district where the four were taken, said the men had been released and were in good health. Mohabullah, who goes by one name, said he had no news about the German.
Continued prayers for the German hostage, Rudolf Blechschmidt, who was kidnapped in July along with his fellow engineer Ruediger Diedrich, who was murdered by their Taliban captors when he collapsed on a forced march through the mountainous region. Several Afghan co-workers were also abducted, and their fate remains unclear.
L.A. Times : Ahmadinejad Walks Away With a Win
An article by Timothy Rutten:
One of the world's truly dangerous men, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, left New York a clear winner this week, and he can thank the arrogance of the American academy and most of the U.S. news media's studied indifference for his victory.The author proceeds to take Columbia to task for its close relationship with the Italian fascists and the Nazis in the 1930s, then turns his attention to the MSM's willful ignorance of Ahmadinejad and the threat he represents:
If the blood-drenched history of the century just past had taught American academics one thing, it should have been that the totalitarian impulse knows no accommodation with reason. You cannot change the totalitarian mind through dialogue or conversation, because totalitarianism -- however ingenious the superstructure of faux ideas with which it surrounds itself -- is a creature of the will and not the mind. That's a large lesson, but what should have made Ahmadinejad's appearance at Columbia University this week a wholly avoidable debacle was the school's knowledge of its own, very specific history.
There are a couple of reasons for the media's general refusal to engage with radical Islamic revivalists, like Ahmadinejad. He belongs to a particularly aggressive school of radical Shiite Islam, the Haghani, which lives in expectation of the imminent coming of the Madhi, a kind of Islamic messiah, who will bring peace and justice -- along with universal Islamic rule -- to the entire world. Serious members of this school -- and Ahmadinejad, who was a brilliant university student, is a very serious member -- believe they must act to speed the Mahdi's coming. "The wave of the Islamic revolution" would soon "reach the entire world," he has promised.
As a fundamentally secular institution, the American press always has had a hard time coming to grips with the fact that Islamists like the Iranian president mean what they say and that they really do believe what they say they believe.
September 28, 2007
PSA: Las Vegas Police Searching for Small Girl [Updated, Bumped, BREAK OUT THE CHAMPAGNE!!!!]
Update: Girl's photos deleted.
The photos here are of a small girl named Madison who investigators described as horribly sexually assaulted . All they have to track her down is a video of the rape.
So they released the photos of her (deleted) and the scumbag who raped her(above right). They have a guy who turned in the tape but not the guy on the tape or most importantly, the little girl. Contact The Nye County Sheriff if you know the girl or the slimebucket in the photos.
LAS VEGAS - Nevada authorities on Friday identified a man they want to question as they search for a young girl shown being sexually assaulted in a homemade videotape.
Chester Arthur Stiles, 34, was being called a "person of interest" in the search for a girl with haunting eyes who authorities believe was 4 or 5 years old when she was raped and sexually assaulted in the video, Nye County Sheriff Tony DeMeo said.
The girl is called "Madison" on the tape, and it is "possible" that the man shown in it is Stiles, DeMeo said.
Stiles, whose last known address was Las Vegas, also was wanted on unrelated state and federal warrants on charges of sexual assault and lewdness with a minor under 14 years of age, the sheriff said.
The police say the only way they will be able to rescue the girl is with the help of the media.
(more pics including a mugshot of Stiles via CNN below the fold)
Update by Vinnie Great news! This precious child has been found!
LAS VEGAS — A young girl who was seen being sexually assaulted in a homemade videotape has been found and is safe with family members and sheriff's officials, an investigator said Friday.
"We found the victim. She's safe," Nye County sheriff's Detective David Boruchowitz told The Associated Press.
Now, let's hope Chester Arthur Stiles is found. Hopefully, whoever ID's him will have the fortitude to pound the snot out of him before calling the cops.
Sorry, officer, he fell down the stairs. I saw the whole thing.
Tucker/Menchaca Torturer/Murderer Killed! UPDATE: Now with VIDEO!
Bumped: Video added of Abu Usama al-Tunisi's hideout getting bombed in an airstrike. Video at the end of this post.
The man who lead the al Qaeda cell responsible for the brutal murders of Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca has been killed. The group later released two videos showing the bodies of the two soldiers being desecrated.
The cell also killed Spc. David J. Babineau before they took Tucker and Menchaca hostage. Others in the cell had been previously killed or captured.
In fact, some time ago I was asked by the US military to send them a copy of the video to be turned over to Iraqi prosecutors in the case. I don't know what happened, but I pray they got the death sentence.
Literally hundreds of others in the military have asked for the video. Some of them knew the victims and felt they needed to see it for some sense of closure. Some of them were very close to the family. Some in the family.
Others wanted it so they could use it in training to show what our enemies are really like, as they portray themselves in their own propaganda videos.
The first of the two Tucker-Menchaca videos is so sickening, that it's hard to describe. But it includes a decapitated head. The second Tucker-Menchaca video shows the victims' bodies being dragged behind a truck and later lit on fire.
Death is too good for Abu Usama al-Tunisi and all those involved in the murders of Thomas Tucker and Kristian Menchaca. His death will not bring them back, but I will sleep with a smile on my face knowing this piece of filth has been sent to hell.
RIP: David J. Babineau, Thomas Tucker, and Kristian Menchaca
Below: DOD footage of Abu Usama al-Tunisi's hideout getting pwned!
Thanks to my friend Iraqi Translator Marine for uploading it and to GM for pointing out that there was video.
French Oil Giant TOTAL to Continue Operations in Burma
Total SA is one of the biggest foreign investors in Burma. Per Pravda, "A spokeswoman for Total told Dow Jones Newswires that Total had no intention of leaving because a "forced retreat" would open the way for competitors to take its place." (The French retreat from everything except the advance of democracy.)
Wiki: Although Total claims to maintain a "socially responsible investment" program, there has been recent controversy over its corporate involvement in Burma, despite recent European Union sanctions on new investment in the country due to its poor human rights record. Democratic activists have accused Total of propping up that country's brutal military junta...Total is currently involved in a joint venture with the military regime developing an offshore gas field in the Andaman Sea. The Burmese government in exile also criticises Total for allegedly funding rape, murder and genocide in Burma, as a result of hiring members of the military to guard their pipeline.
Total has been taken to court by six Burmese people who claimed they were used as forced labour in the preparation of Total's pipeline in Burma. Total paid the villages to drop the case in 2005. In 2005 a 14 year old girl was allegedly gang raped by sixteen members of the Burmese army employed by Total to guard their pipeline. Many activists feel Total has not taken adequate steps to bring those responsible to account.
Seawitch says: The courageous people of Burma are mostly employing peaceful tactics to gain their freedom from the military junta. They are being met with clubs, bullets, clubs, batons, tear gas and now the junta has taken away the most potent weapon the Burmese people have: the internet. She urges readers to contact the Chinese embassy.
MVRWC notes a new type of online protest:
How to participate:
1. Copy the following post to your blog, including this special number: 1081081081234
2. After a few days, you can search Google for the number 1081081081234 to find all blogs that are participating in this protest and petition.
Text below the fold:
The situation in Burma is increasingly dangerous. Hundreds of thousands of unarmed peaceful protesters, including monks and nuns, are risking their lives to march for democracy against an unpopular but well-armed military dictatorship that will stop at nothing to continue its repressive rule. While the generals in power and their families are literally dripping in gold and diamonds, the people of Burma are impoverished, deprived of basic human rights, cut off from the rest of the world, and increasingly under threat of violence.
This week the people of Burma have risen up collectively in the largest public demonstrations against the ruling Junta in decades. It’s an amazing show of bravery, decency, and democracy in action. But although these protests are peaceful, the military rulers are starting to crack down with violence. Already there have been at least several reported deaths, and hundreds of critical injuries from soldiers beating unarmed civilians to the point of death.
The actual fatalities and injuries are probably far worse, but the only news we have is coming from individuals who are sneaking reports past the authorities. Unfortunately it looks like a large-scale blood-bath may ensue — and the victims will be mostly women, children, the elderly and unarmed monks and nuns.
Contrary to what the Burmese, Chinese and Russian governments have stated, this is not merely a local internal political issue, it is an issue of global importance and it affects the global community. As concerned citizens, we cannot allow any government anywhere in the world to use its military to attack and kill peacefully demonstrating, unarmed citizens.
In this modern day and age violence against unarmed civilians is unacceptable and if it is allowed to happen, without serious consequences for the perpetrators, it creates a precedent for it to happen again somewhere else. If we want a more peaceful world, it is up to each of us to make a personal stand on these fundamental issues whenever they arise.
Please join me in calling on the Burmese government to negotiate peacefully with its citizens, and on China to intervene to prevent further violence. And please help to raise awareness of the developing situation in Burma so that hopefully we can avert a large-scale human disaster there.
Al Qaeda Terrorist Arrested in Italy: Targetted US Bases in Iraq
Italian police have arrested an Iraqi man named Hussein Saber Fadhil said to be part of a group linked to al Qaeda. Some reports claim Fadhil was arrested at the Venice airport, and others in Padua, but it is clear that the arrest warrant was issued by a judge in Venice.
Hussien Saber Fadhil was on his way to Damascus, Syria, where he would then meet up with other jihadis who have already been involved in multiple kidnappings and murder in Iraq. The group is said to be "close" to al Qaeda in Iraq, whether it is the Islamic State of Iraq--which would make it more than "close" to al Qaeda, that is al Qaeda--or other Salafist terrorists affiliated with them has not been disclosed.
Reports say that Hussien Saber Fadhil is a former member of the Baath partyand indicate that he felt betrayed by nationalist fighters who have turned on al Qaeda in Diyala and Anbar. He recently learned to fly an airplane. The plot would have packed a small airplane with explosives using it as an suicide bomb.
The 45 year old man is said to have been carrying with him items which he would use in the plot. My best guess would be some kind of GPS equipment.
The police are also searching the homes of other Iraqis in Italy.
UPDATE: This AP story sheds some more light on Fadhil, that he:
had been in touch with aides of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of al-Qaida in Iraq ....Three other homes were searched, but the men were not arrested.
"It is documented that he was in contact with the al-Qaida in Iraq terrorist group," D'Auria told The Associated Press by telephone. "He was organizing an attack against American bases in Iraq."
The attack would have employed suicide bombers, anti-tank weapons and ultra-light helicopters that the group planned to buy from an Italian company, investigators said.
Hussein has lived in Italy for 25 years selling kebobs at a kiosk. 25 years in Italy, and he still supported al Qaeda? Talk about an integration problem.
He was sending $4,200 a month to Iraq to support the al Qaeda cell. How can a kebob seller afford to send that much money a month to Iraq? I'm guessing he also raised funds from others. Probably start at the mosque he attended and go from there.
Pigman: A Hero for Infidels!
Maybe I'm the last guy to get on board with Bosch Fawstin's "Pigman" superhero, but his graphic novel isn't even out yet and I've become a fan after listening to Tom Paine's interview with him at the Shire News Network's most recent podcast. You really have to listen to the whole interview to get a sense of where Fawstin is coming from.
Himself an ex-Muslim, Fawstin describes Pigman this way:
Pigman is a ruthless, counter-jihad superhero comic book created by an ex-Muslim cartoonist as a response to 9/11. It brings him face to face with the enemy in the form of his brother.Pigman's superhero mask is made out of pig skin in an extra effort to offend the jihadis he fights.
The force is strong in this one.
Since Fawstin was born a Muslim, expect a death fatwa within hours of the book being published. The only thing the jihadis hate more than Scandinavians making fun of them in cartoon form is ex-Muslim criticism.
To be honest, I've only read one "graphic novel" in my life (I'm guessing my Spider Man "comics" don't count) and that was Art Spiegelman's "Maus". I'll make Infidel my second.
That is, if it is ever published. I can't imagine a publisher with the balls.....
A 9-11 Twoofer Jumps Ship
With the wheels officially coming off of the 9-11 Troof bandwagon, some of the more prescient Twoofers begin to have second thoughts.
This one just completely left the cult. Bravo - welcome back to reality.
Q: How many bad guys have been killed in Iraq?
Media Splatters: Anotomy of A Smear
The Media Matters/MSNBC/DNC axis goes into full swing again with a tragically ludicrous, lying smearjob and gets a gross of eggs on its face.
The axis of stoopid tries to pretend that Rush Limbaugh trashing serial antiwarbot Democrat fraud "soldier" Jesse Macbeth, with whom we are all intimately familiar, was actually attacking "the phony troops" who disagree with the war.
Who else couldn't be bothered to find out the truth or the basic facts? Salon, many local TV stations and their "news" teams, John Kerry, Jim Webb, and on and on. You can watch the lie spread like a virus at Radio Equalizer, who's highlighted news and MSM coverage taken from the Media Splatters site with no fact-checking, no comment from the Limbaugh show, or anything. The idiots just ran with it.
That's two boners by MSNBC in three days, for those counting.
Facts? Meh. Honesty? Meh. Truth? Meh. As long as the Democrats benefit, meh.
Quote of the day:
"A lie will make it halfway around the world before the truth even gets its boots on." - Mark Twain
Blackwater vs. the Military
I'll say this: contractors earn the fair market value for what we all do over there. Soldiers don't because we're govt. employees just like the President. He doesn't earn what Michael Eisner does either. However, soldiers also get paid roughly the same salary whether we're at war or not, so it equals out eventually over a career.Interesting point.
Sunni Insurgents Murder Iraqi Police lieutenant and Wife in Adhamiyah
BAGHDAD — The bodies of a murdered Sunni Iraqi police lieutenant and his wife were recovered in Baghdad’s Adhamiyah neighborhood Sep. 25.
The couple had been abducted several days before by Sunni insurgents, said relatives.
The bodies were discovered dumped in a pile of trash beneath a pedestrian overpass in the Sunni-dominated neighborhood of Adhamiyah in Baghdad.
Both victims appeared to have been killed by gunshot wounds to the head.
The police lieutenant also had drill holes in his face that indicate he was tortured before being executed, said 1st Lt. Daniel Lake with the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, the U.S. unit responsible for security in the Adhamiyah area.
Lake said the lieutenant and his wife – both Sunnis – were most likely targeted by Sunni terrorists associated with Al Qaeda in Iraq or Islamic Government of Iraq because of their involvement with security efforts.
“They killed an upstanding local who was trying to help the Iraqi government defeat terrorists,” Lake said.
Sunni-on-Sunni violence now makes up the majority of violence in northeast Baghdad, following a significant drop in sectarian violence between the Shia and Sunni communities since the Baghdad security plan began, said Lt. Col. David Oclander, executive officer of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division.
What Happens in Teheran, Stays in Teheran
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's clownishness at Columbia is merely another form of camouflage for this:
Thanks to Azarmehr, who exposes a fluff piece on Iran by NBC's Richard Engel: "...you can ski in the mountains, you can scuba dive in the south!"
Hey, lots of swingers in Iran, eh, Dicky?
Futureweapons: PORN BOMB
I've talked about the use of porn as a weapon before. As much as I'm against porn in principle, I'd much rather saturate a country with pictures of hot nude women than with bombs.
Tripwire at Zone-H writes:
The effect of those extremely graphic porn sites, written in Arabic, on a growing Middle East audience, is potentially more devastating in the medium term than a full scale conventional war.So, if sending porn to Saudi Arabia will weaken the power of the clerics, I'm all for it. I'm convinced that if things continue along the present tragectory, we will eventually be forced in to a hot war with them. And the Pakistanis. And Sudan. Etc, etc, etc.
If you get exposed, and then used, to western porn, well, not only your private morality but even your public morality will became weaker over time. You’ll begin questioning the social order, family values and traditions, religion, women role in society, the government, everything: it’s much more effective than a high altitude bombing, indeed.
If porn changes their culture so that we won't have to fight them, I can support the intentional distribution of it. Even if you despise porn, you have to admit that it's a lot less harmful than war.
But if there are really long term benefits to this tool in our arsenal, then it seems there are also near-term costs. Traditional Islamic societies hate us for a number of reasons, but our decadent views on sexuality are on that list.
So, the porn bomb? I dunno, makes sense to me on one level. But on another level I wonder whether we should give Muslims yet another reason to hate us?
What do you think?
US President and Christian Zealot Invokes God To Justify Invasion
In a speech to the people of the United States, the President asks God for victory based upon God's grace. This Christian zealot believes he can and will win a war based upon, "the righteousness of our cause", and the grace of almighty God. How dare he!
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.Ha! Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for modern liberal values, kid.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
Or are they?
They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest -- until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and goodwill among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home -- fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas, whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them -- help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too -- strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
FDR June 6th 1944
Jeffrey Ake--Still Missing in Iraq
After 2.5 years as a civilian hostage in Iraq, the friends and family of Jeffrey Ake in LaPorte, Indiana have not forgotten him. Neither have we. Neither should you.
Jeffrey Ake's church has a fund to help his wife Liliana deal with the situation. Tax-deductible contributions can be sent to.
LaPorte Missionary Church
LaPorte Missionary Church
Attn: Carl Galloway
104 E. 18th St., LaPorte, IN 46350
Or use the paypal button below
10 Ways Online Terrorism Affects the Market
Pretty informative column from Jessica Hupp. Not only does she identify major threats coming from cyber terror attacks directed at businesses, she also identifies companies which may profit from the upsurge in attacks by providing added security.
So people get paid to fight cyber terror? Bloody brilliant! And all this time we've been giving it away for free....
Video: Osama Girl & Musical Tribute to Gay Free Iran
Really, it was inevetable. Jim from PoliSat sends along this explanation to go with the video below. You know Obama Girl, Hillary Girl, and Ron Paul Girl---now here's Osama Girl.
That's funny...the first of these videos in which I'm praying keep it on. Regurgitation warning.
Bonus audio: A musical tribute to a gay free Iran.
More daily hilarity visit PoliSat.
Another Radical Imam at Islamic Center of Cleveland
(Cleveland, Ohio) Readers may recall from 2004, the imam of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, Fawaz Damra, was convicted of lying to federal authorities on his citizenship application. Damra failed to disclose his support and fundraising for the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a recognized terrorist organization. As a consequence, Damra was deported.
This week, the Islamic Center of Cleveland announced that a permanent replacement for Damra has been hired. According to David Briggs of the Plain Dealer:
Imam Ahmed Alzaree, an Egyptian-born cleric who led a mosque in Omaha, Neb., for the past five years until his contract expired in July, will join the Islamic Center of Cleveland Nov. 1, leaders of the mosque said.Interesting. Alzaree won't go to Cleveland because a reporter is asking questions. Which reporter isn't known. However, a query by Tom Blumer of BizzyBlog found a sermon that Alzaree gave at the Omaha Islamic Center in 2003 which contained the following.
They said Alzaree, 37, is a scholar whose strengths include working with young people.
Dr. Jalal Abu-Shaweesh, mosque president, said Alzaree should bring a "great deal of stability" to the Islamic Center.
Alzaree would not confirm his hiring, at one point saying he would not come to Cleveland because a reporter was inquiring about his background.
“The hour of judgment shall not happen until the Muslims fight the Jews. The Muslims shall kill the Jews to the point that the Jew shall hide behind a big rock or a tree and the rock or tree shall call on the Muslim saying: hey, O Muslim there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him, except the Gharqad tree which will not say, for it is the tree of Jews."Although there's no indication that Alzaree directly supports terrorism, it appears that he thinks like them.
Additionally, according to Patrick Poole of Ohioans Against Terror, Alzaree laments that Muslims are not receiving the "jizya" tax from non-Muslims as required by the Quran.
One must question Dr. Abu-Shaweesh's definition of a "great deal of stability." Since Alzaree promotes killing Jews and imposing taxes on non-Muslims, there's a great deal of something but it's not stability.
September 27, 2007
Hot Shilpa Shetty Arrested in India Again for Gere Kiss
Hot Bollywood actress and former star of the British version of Celebrity Big Brother Shilpa Shetty was arrested once again today for hugging & kissing Richard Gere in public. She was detained by Mumbai while on her way to Germany for the opening of her new musical Miss Bollywood.
Shelpy was eventually let go, but news agencies claim she was detained for some time.
Shilpa Shetty still faces "obscenity" charges in India. So does Richard Gere who has apologized for the row he caused in India for his actions at the AIDS awareness event.
Is India a free country? Well, not exactly. You'll remember that The Jawa Report is banned in India. We're pretty sure the ban is no longer enforced, but it's telling that the largest democracy in the world finds it necessary to censor offensive content.
If Mumbai rings a bell, it's the same city that a series of bombs exploded killing dozens. Just this week police in Mumbai found unexploded nail bombs on the trains once again.
So, you'd think that authorities in Mumbai would have better things to do than detain a hot young actress who's only crime is the bad taste of letting Richard Gere publicly kiss her.
Still, we're hopeful that India is slowly coming to its senses.
More Shilpa Shetty pics here.
Don't Let The Door Hit You In The Butt Etc. Etc.
Glenn Beck offers this "moving, inspirational piece that recounts our time with President Tom. From every holocaust denying moment, to all those homophobic viewpoints"
We invaded Panama, captured Noriega, tried and convicted him for drug trafficking, and we let this twerp go? A dictator involved in the drug trade can be imprisoned, but a dictator who's killing our troops by supplying arms to terrorists can't be?
The mind reels.
Video: Chemical Weapons Attack in Iraq (+ War Porn)
We'll start with this video of a chemical weapon IED. Max, who posted the video , says, "An IED in a mound on the side of one of alternate route. Ended up being a chemical Attack, Soldiers had to evacuate the scene, some soldiers sustained some chemical burns on thier body, cause the smoke seaped threw the cracks of thier vehicles..."
Chemical. Weapons. So, er, where's the outrage at another Geneva Convention violation?
Cow IED detonated and more below.
Surrendering to an Apache helicopter. PWNED!
Democrat Moron: Rove Was Behind Rathergate!!1
From the "Filling up the short bus faster than it can drive" files, Sydney Blumenthal tries to take Rathergate out of the closet again and blame it on...GLOBAL WARMING!!
I mean...KARL ROVE!!!
Stringer Quotes Himself as Witness
A Reuters stringer quotes himself as the eyewitness source claiming Americans fired into a crowd of civilians in Afghanistan today.
To call it a pattern would be an understatement. Remember the Taliban claim that 200-300 civilians had been killed by a NATO air strike which was thoroughly debunked? That story was also written by a "local" trainee.
One other name comes to mind: Adnan Hajj.
Sure there is a benefit to hiring locals, but there is also a cost. That cost is often the truth.
Dr. Esam Omeish Resigns Post
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A member of the state's Commission of Immigration resigned Thursday, a few hours after Gov. Timothy M. Kaine was told about online videos showing the appointee condemning Israel and advocating "the jihad way."Rusty was outraged the the day when Dr. Esam Omeish was appointed.
Kaine learned of the videos from a caller to his live monthly radio program and accepted the resignation of Dr. Esam S. Omeish about three hours later.
"Dr. Omeish is a respected physician and community leader, yet I have been made aware of certain statements he has made which concern me," Kaine said in a news release announcing the resignation.
The governor said Omeish resigned because he did not want the controversy to distract from the work of the 20-member commission appointed to study the effects of immigration and federal immigration policies on Virginia.
The Muslim American Society wishes to impose sharia law in the United States. Sure, they want to adopt Islamic law peacefully, through democratic means, but I'm sure that will be of little consolation to the first woman stoned to death for adultery or the first cartoonist beheaded for blasphemy.The video of Omeish is criticizing Israel is here. Note the date it was uploaded to google video 9/11 2006. Not once in the video does he criticize Hizballah for it's deliberate targeting of civilians or its aggressive role in starting the 2006 conflict.
The "undated video" from DC is here.
Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed's Youtube Jihad
In a 12-minute video posted on YouTube, an Egyptian man wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and rubber gloves explains in Arabic how to turn a toy boat into a bomb.So they were not only working on explosive devices. They were part of the online jihadi community. The big question for me is what were they doing in South Carolina to start with? A bit far from Florida for just a Sunday drive eh?
His name is Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed, and last month he was arrested in Goose Creek after authorities found four PVC pipes containing a mixture of potassium nitrate, kitty litter and sugar in his car’s trunk.
Mohamed told FBI agents he made the video to teach “those persons in Arabic countries to defend themselves against the infidels invading their countries,” according to federal court documents released late Tuesday.
Specifically, he told the FBI “the technology which he demonstrated in the tape was to be used against those who fought for the United States.”
What started as a traffic stop for speeding in South Carolina has led to a two-count federal indictment on terrorism-related charges and a multistate mystery investigators still are working to unravel.
Soros' Pet NASA Global Warming 'Scientist'
James Hansen has made a career of global warming alarmism, complaining that he is being muzzled by the Bush administration (despite his participation in over 1400 interviews).
Hansen's compromise by billionaire George Soros was revealed in a Monday editorial by Investor's Business Daily about Soros' secretive efforts to subvert public policy:
How many people, for instance, know that James Hansen, a man billed as a lonely "NASA whistleblower" standing up to the mighty U.S. government, was really funded by Soros' Open Society Institute , which gave him "legal and media advice"?Hansen first sounded the climate change tocsin in 1971, when his computer model predicted a coming ice age.
That's right, Hansen was packaged for the media by Soros' flagship "philanthropy," by as much as $720,000, most likely under the OSI's "politicization of science" program.
Terrorists Heart Rosie, Peace Activists
"I agree with what this O'Donnell says. ...We welcome Rosie O'Donnell to stay among us and to get to know the truth from being here, like many American peace activists are doing," said Ala Senakreh, West Bank chief of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades terrorist organization.No surprise here.
One Down, One to go
We ran this post on a JAAMI website hosted on Yahoo earlier in the week. Yahoo has acted against the site on their service promptly. It is now offline.
That leaves the main JAAMI site hosted in Germany. Maybe our German commenter will have time to stop his trolling and give us a hand?
jaami.info = 184.108.40.206
You can gloat about the downed site to
firstname.lastname@example.org. email dead.
Or you can screw with the main site's owner at email@example.com
If you get a reply forward, do not cut and paste, to Rusty ASAP.
Thanks to Yahoo and have a nice day.
Hat Tip: Stan.
Report: We Almost Got Zombie bin Laden?
This MSNBC report claims in its headline, "Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces." The only problem? Read the actual story:
One of the officials interviewed by NBC News, a general officer, admitted Tuesday that it was “possible” Bin Laden was at Tora Bora, saying, in fact, "I still don’t know if he was there."The rest of the article goes on to detail why some in intel thought it was bin Laden, others Zawahiri. The size and make up of the security detail being the key factor in favor of bin Laden.
Color me skeptical. I'll have to disagree with my friends over at WarIntel.
Bin Laden, very unlikey. Zawahiri, maybe. Abu-Yahya Al Libi , bingo.
From what we know from OSINT on al Libi, he is the real military commander of al Qaeda these days. In fact, he's probably the only top al Qaeda leader actually involved in day-to-day operations planning. He's also seen on several videos surrounded by a "posse" of mujahideen, who I gather are his body guards.
So, if a senior commander surrounded by foreign body guards was going to cross the border in to Pakistan to coordinate with regional commanders, my best guess would be that it was al Libi, and not Zawahiri.
This doesn't rule out the possibility that it was Zawahiri, or even bin Laden. There's no reason to think Zawahiri is surrounded by more bodyguards these days then he used to be--especially if bin Laden is dead or no longer in the region.
Halo PWNS Star Wars?
I wasn't going to comment on the success of Halo 3, but Bryan Preston had to bring Star Wars in to it. Oh no he din't?!?
Sure, Halo 3 out grossed all six of the Star Wars movies the first day, but does Halo 3 have this?
QED my friend. QED.
Taliban Spokesman Arrested in Afghanistan *Bumped*
A bad day for Taliban mouthpiece Yousef Ahmadi, whose official statements about the kidnapping and murder of the S. Korean hostages last month prompted Rusty to ask:
May I ask the simple question: WHAT THE HELL IS QARI YOUSUF AHMADI DOING STILL BREATHING AIR? WE KNOW WHERE HE IS. WE KNOW WHO HE IS. WE KNOW WHAT HE IS. PLEASE, FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY, SEND HIM TO MEET HIS 72 VIRGINS!
Well, no virgins for Ahmadi, at least not yet. Via The Times of India:
KABUL: The main spokesman for the extremist Taliban movement, Yousuf Ahmadi, has been arrested in southern Afghanistan, the interior ministry said on Thursday.
Ahmadi was seized with his brother on Wednesday in volatile Helmand province, where the Taliban are in control of several districts, the ministry said in a statement.
Ahmadi regularly contacted the international and Afghan media from secret locations about Taliban engagements in southern Afghanistan, saying he was speaking on behalf of the extremist movement.
He was the main port of call for the media during the recent crisis over the Taliban's abduction of 21 South Korean evangelical workers in southern Afghanistan in July.
Two of the hostages were killed and the rest were released in August. He is the third Taliban spokesman to have been arrested since the hardline Islamic movement began their insurgency after being toppled from government by US-led forces in late 2001.
The only downside to this is that some poor aid worker is going to get kidnapped now to try to free him. Afghan President Hamid Karzai took a lot of heat for releasing 5 Taliban prisoners in exchange for Italian journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo in March, and refused to consider a prisoner swap in the case of the Koreans. Let's hope he sticks to that resolve, and that Ahmadi is never heard from again.
Update by Rusty: Break out the champagne!
I actually have some personal history with this guy, and so do some of you. You may remember my "Messin' with the Taliban" post in which I gave out Qari Yousef Mohammed "Ahmadi's" satellite phone number. Or this post in which I published his e-mail.
You also may recall that Ahmadi had several websites up, all of which were taken down after our call to action and help from you, the readers, and from other friends of the Jawa. Ahmadi even issued a public statement about our efforts, calling us "the enemies of Allah"
In fact, I even got an e-mail message from Ahmadi's webmaster, Adil Watanmal (aka "Murchal") challenging me to come after him. Thanks to your help, he got served.
A very good day at the Jawa!
UPDATE: Downer alert?
A man claiming to be the Taliban spokesman that Afghan authorities said they have captured called The Associated Press on Thursday to deny it.If true, we have his phone number. Why doesn't someone ice this piece of filth? Notice, that his friend Zabiullah Mujahid also called in. I have his phone number and e-mail too!
"I've not been arrested," the spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi told the AP, disputing an Interior Ministry statement that he had been captured in southern Helmand province on Wednesday...
Another Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, had also contacted another AP reporter to dispute the Interior Ministry report, saying Ahmadi was free.
Won't someone rid us of these pesky Taliban?
Buh-bye Taliban Website!
U.S. Companies Helping the Taliban
The Taliban Challenges Jawa, Jawa Responds
Pwning More Taliban Websites
American Company Hosting Taliban Websites
Jawa vs Taliban: Jawa 20, Taliban 0
Korean Hostages Get A Break, Taliban Spokesman Signs Own Death Warrant
Fun With the Taliban
Video Australian Army (RTF) Contact with Taliban
The Australian army hunting Taliban blokes.
Hat Tip: Keeper of the crimson love monkey.
Red Cross Workers Kidnapped in Afghanistan
It just never ends. Via the Miami Herald:
KABUL, Afghanistan --Two foreign Red Cross workers who aided in freeing a group of South Korean hostages last month have been abducted in Afghanistan as they were trying to help secure the release of a German captive, Afghan officials said Thursday.Prayers for the safety of the aid workers and of Rudolf Blechschmidt, the kidnapped engineer. This must be devastating news for his family. Pray that they will be comforted for now, and that they will be blessed with his safe return soon.
The foreigners and two Afghan staffers failed to return to their base Wednesday evening after a mission to pick up the German man and fellow Afghan hostages in central Wardak province.
Ewaz Muslimyar, the police chief of Wardak province, said the two foreign aid workers were kidnapped in Salar district. It was not immediately clear who was behind the abductions.
"They weren't actually involved in the negotiations, but there was supposed to be an imminent release of a German hostage and five Afghans accompanying him," said Claudia McGoldrick, an International Committee of the Red Cross spokeswoman, from the group's Geneva headquarters.
"From what we understand, that operation was never completed for reasons that we can't confirm at the moment. We can't confirm if whatever has happened to them is connected to that episode."
She said the aid agency is in "direct contact with all parties to the conflict to determine exactly what has happened." She declined to give further details about the workers' identities "for security reasons."
September 26, 2007
Just When You Thought The Left Couldn't Get Any Funnier
Thanks to Glenn Beck, or rather his producer Stu, we get this:
The Naomi Wolf Challenge
I know I'm a little late to this one, but I was just thinking about preening puerile parrots today, and Naomi Wolf just popped in there.
Anyway, I want her to take what I call the 'Naomi Wolf challenge.' It's a fun game that in reality any leftist can play. Here it is:
Stop writing...stop speaking...stop writing books...and don't communicate a word until you've been thrown in jail for dissenting or for something you've written or said in the past. Just stop - prove you're the political martyr we all know you want to be, and put your money where you mouth is. Go to prison for 'being brave in the face of fascism,' and then write your books and do your book tours. Go ahead. Prove you're really as 'oppressed' as you make yourself out to be. Prove that yo don't have the right to speak out and make your voice heard. I dare you.
Don't write or say a damn thing unless the next word you publish or speak in public is from a prison cell for speaking out against the government.
Maybe then I'll listen to what you have to say. Maybe then what you write will have some meaning. Until then, you're just pissing up a rope.
Take the challenge. Fem up.
David Shuster: Bloviating Jackass
UPDATE: Apology not accepted, Captain Nida.
Free advice for David Shyster: If you're going to attempt 'gotcha,' at least get the basic facts straight. An apology is owed - on air, prime time, loud and clear.
Otherwise you end up on MSNBC as a loudmouthed idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
I wonder if he'll make the Worst Person in the World segment for this cheap shot that backfired. I mean, this is a guy who reported breathlessly and with certiainty that Karl Rove had been indicted last summer, and nobody seems to care at MSNBC. Some "journalism" they've got going on over there.
C'mon, Olby. Step up to the plate.
I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
This is the oath that all members of the military must take upon being accepted as a soldier, a sailor, a marine, or an airman. You raise your right hand, and you repeat it following a dictation by a superior officer.
I've taken this oath twice, and the words still hold a special meaning for me. They mean that you understand that there is something greater than your own individual existence, and that you will lay down that existence for the sake of the United States of America.
Your allegiance to the President and those officers appointed over you is a mark of your fidelity, while the dedication to the UCMJ is an affirmation of your dedication to professionalism.
Many Americans have taken this oath. Many Americans currently work and fight under the principles embodied in these words. In today's time of war, this is done under the shadow of death.
For these men and women, they are not celebrities, you will most likely never hear most of their names. Movies will not be made about them, nor books written. Often times their job is thankless, and sometimes, they don't return home alive.
But there are two names you will become familiar with, two men who took this oath and have perished exemplifying the ideals of service in the United States Military. Their courage both on the battlefield and in the public consciousness should never be forgotten.
Sgt. Yance T. Gray
Graduating from a class of just eighteen students, Yance T. Gray hailed from Eastern Montana and was one of only five in his graduating class to enlist in the military. An avid hunter and player on his high school basketball team, “Tell” as close friends and family called him would marry his girlfriend Jessica and father a baby daughter.
Working his way through the ranks, Sgt. Gray was a member of the 82nd Airborne division, and his tour of duty was scheduled to end in November.
Sgt. Omar Mora
In seemingly another world, Texas City, Texas, Omar Mora graduated from La Marque High School. Unlike Tell, Omar had tried several jobs on the outside and college before enlisting in the Army. According to his parents, he always wanted to be a soldier and didn’t hesitate to go to Iraq to serve his country.
Married, Omar also had a daughter.
Both serving in the Army's 82nd Airborne, America at large would not come to know Sgt. Gray and Sgt. Mora's names until August 19th of this year. Omar and Tell joined with five other soldiers to pen a critical OpEd in the New York Times entitled, The War As We Saw It.
I had done a small write up of their passing, not really expecting anyone to read. I definitely didn't expect the father in law of Yance Gray to leave a comment. As of the time of this writing, approximately 3700 men and women have died in Iraq, and while I honor all of their sacrifices deeply, none of them were personal.
None had a face, and while it's easy to speak with indignation about not letting these fallen soldiers become a statistic, such a thing is a little more complicated in actual practice. I have never known personally a soldier who had fallen on the field of battle. I've not lost any family members or close friends. As much as I hate to say it, to a degree, 3700 has become just a number, a statistic.
Mr. Duncan changed that.
You say it over and over again, that these numbers have meaning, that they are fathers and sons and brothers and sisters and mothers and members of their community with best friends and people praying for their safe return, but it took the father in law of a fallen soldier to bring it home to me.
Since, I've read the mournful remembrances of his closest friends, and have anguished over the photograph of him standing with his lovely wife and beautiful daughter. I have spent much time over the past week or so trying to piece together the lives of Tell and Omar, and while I can never say that I was their friend, I can not feel the grief their families must still burn with, I can say that I have somehow come closer to understanding, and knowing that the world lost two great Americans, soldiers, and men that day.
Further, their conviction and courage has impressed upon me most profoundly. While still serving in the military I grew politically active and started blogging, but fearing some sort of backlash or reprimand, did so anonymously, not revealing my true name until after leaving the US Navy.
These men stood proudly by what they had to say about how they felt and what they had seen. Without reservation they attached their names to their sentiments, and sent it to THE paper of record. I don't think I'll ever forget that.
You don't have to agree with the Iraq War to support the brave men and women in our armed forces. You don't have to agree with the politics. The way I see it, it all comes down to that oath, and what it stands for.
These soldiers took a simple oath, they stood up and said that the ideals of America were bigger than they were, and that for those ideals, they would without question sacrifice their lives.
That's what this is all about. From one day to the next we can bicker and argue over whether a certain war is right or wrong, but at the end of it all, there must be an understanding that men and women like Sgt. Gray and Sgt. Mora, despite the partisan battles that go on back home, continue to day in and day out perform their duties as soldiers.
Remember the closing words of their OpEd, "As committed soldiers, we will see this mission through."
We as Americans have much we can stand to learn from soldiers such as Yance and Omar. Least of which is that this very same spirit of fidelity fuels not only the flame from which this country was born, but exists to this day.
This taken into consideration, I do not wish to honor their service, I am compelled to. I cannot personally look at myself in the mirror unless I have been a part of something to commemorate their passing, and show my gratitude for their service.
After exploring several options, we have decided to donate 100% of the funds to the Fisher House charity, an organization we have worked with in the past. Fisher House has a simple goal; to build houses near military medical facilities. Here loved ones of those who have been injured in the line of duty can stay free of charge while their service member undergoes necessary treatment.
We urge you to give what you can to this noble cause for only in this way can Omar and Tell continue to make the lives of their fellow soldiers better even after their passing. I can think of no honor more fitting of a soldier.
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'Resistance Fighters' Behead Two Civilians in Pakistan
Islam's freedom fighters working for a better world. Just like the Founding Fathers....or Gandhi.
Pakistani Taliban fighters beheaded two tribesmen accused of being U.S. spies in the Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan, correspondents in the restive tribal region said Wednesday.
Officials said that a note in Urdu language said that 'Badshah Wazir was a hypocrite and Satanic person who has been spying for the United States and Pakistan since long.
All those working for the U.S. and hypocrite U.S. friend will face the same fate, the note said....
Another beheaded body was found in a canal in Sarorogha area of South Waziristan.
A letter was found near the body, saying those working for the United States will face the same fate.
Condition of Wounded Italian Hostage Worsens
Prayers are needed for the kidnapped Italian soldier who was shot during a rescue operation Monday. Via AP:
Premier Romano Prodi defended the decision to stage a risky raid to free two Italian intelligence operatives taken hostage in Afghanistan after the condition of one of the men deteriorated Tuesday.
"We are very worried" about the fate of the operative, Prodi said from New York, speaking on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.
The intelligence operative has been put on a respirator to help him breathe, Defense Minister Arturo Parisi said in a statement. The man has been in a NATO-run hospital in Afghanistan since being rescued Monday.
The two Italians, who worked for the SISMI intelligence service, disappeared along with their two Afghan colleagues Saturday. They were freed Monday by Italian commandos aided by other NATO forces and aircraft after the kidnappers began to move their hostages.
Italian special forces ambushed the convoy, sparking a gunbattle that killed at least nine of the kidnappers. Both Italians were injured, the other one not seriously.
It is always risky to try to rescue hostages, and as this case shows, the safety of those being rescued is not guaranteed. That is part of what makes kidnapping such a detestable practice, and why it is such a popular asymmetric strategy to use against Western societies. Hopefully the Italians won't let this incident paralyze themselves into inaction or submission to the terrorists.
Sharia Supporter Appointed to Immigration Panel by Democrat
The Muslim American Society wishes to impose sharia law in the United States. Sure, they want to adopt Islamic law peacefully, through democratic means, but I'm sure that will be of little consolation to the first woman stoned to death for adultery or the first cartoonist beheaded for blasphemy.
So when it's Virginia, Dr. Esam Omeish, leader is appointed to a panel on immigration, then you bet I'm outraged. LGF has much much more.
Muslim Blogger Advises: Join, Fund, Blog, and Pray for Terrorists
Inshallahshaheed is back and with some advice for Muslims:
Many of these youths who have fallen in love with warfare for Allah’s sake have been asking as to how to support the Jihad, which is now global, in an era where a spy is your next door neighbor....He then goes on to whine about just how hard it is to join the actual jihad in Iraq--what with all the spies trying to keep poor innocent Muslims off of airplanes and all they want to do is go kill infidels and Zionists. He even laments the fact that these spies are so prevalent, that even the mujahidin belonging to al Qaeda in Iraq are forced to wear masks!
Yesterday, the Imaam would call to Jihaad and over a million Mujaahideen would show their faces. Now we have delicate situations where that type of leadership does not exist - although it is around the corner - and the situation of each Muslim varies....
So, what does the young Muslim do who cannot actually join terrorist organizations in Iraq, Afghanistan, & Algeria?
It would be foolish for one to say that the Global Jihaad is not in need of finance. Money is what runs the Jihaad and without it, you’ll end up having men fighting with their fists instead of their rifles. In fact, the role of financing the Jihaad is so important that it is ongoing; it is a process which will never stop till the Day of Judgment.When you can't give your life for the jihad cause or your money, maybe you can give your talents. What kind of talents? The making of effective propaganda:
Ever since the creation of As-Sahab Media, we have been able to see the great need for waging the media war. If it wasn’t for As-Sahab Media - the founding father of the Jihaadee Media of this century - our task would become very difficult in the face of the current godless Media war......Brainwashed...right.
So for instance, it comes as no surprise when we see those who are brainwashed by the Western media sources to say, “Usaamah bin Laadin has killed thousands of innocents…” and “the Mujaahideen kill innocents in ‘Iraaq and Afghanistan everyday…” and “the Mujaahideen are the true terrorists because they don’t want Democracy…”
So, how can I help the global jihad?
And by media, we don’t simply mean a visual interface, but an all-encompassing implication including audio, fataawa, books, forums, magazines, articles, websites, blogs, pictures, and more.Yet another jihadi advocating what we already knew: that propaganda is part and parcel to the jihad. It is an act of war.
Getting LOST : Bush's Latest Dumb Idea
I'm sure I'll be attacked as a "moonbat" and an "Andrew Sullivan clone" for echoing criticism of George W's latest dumb idea, but here you go:
President Bush has demonstrated his willingness to stand alone internationally. Yet for little better reason than go-along, get-along multilateralism, the administration is now pushing the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty, which was just unanimously voted out of Richard Lugar's Senate Foreign Relations Committee. At a committee meeting in February, Lugar noted a wide range of support from American interests "for U.S. accession to be completed swiftly." However, the treaty is a flawed document, and there would be serious costs from accepting it.Lovely.
The Law of the Sea Treaty originated in the 1970s as part of the United Nations' redistributionist agenda known as the "New International Economic Order." The convention covers such issues as fishing and navigation, but the controversy arose mainly over seabed mining. In essence, the Law of the Sea Treaty was designed to transfer wealth and technology from the industrialized states to the Third World.
Two decades ago, President Ronald Reagan ignored criticism of American unilateralism and refused to sign the treaty. U.S. leadership caused the Europeans and even the Soviet Union to stay out. Many Third World states eventually acknowledged the treaty's many flaws.
But treaties attract diplomats as lights attract moths. The first Bush and Clinton administrations worked to "fix" the treaty, leading to a revised agreement in 1994. Washington signed, leading to a cascade of ratifications from other countries. GOP gains in Congress, however, dissuaded the Clinton administration from pushing for ratification. Now George W. Bush has stepped in where Bill Clinton feared to tread.
When Jihadis Go Gay, they Go All the Way Gay.
And by all the way gay, I mean flaaaaaming! Here's an image being used at a French jihadi forum to announce an al Qaeda in Iraq video showing the murder of five prisoners.
The inevitable outcome of mixing France with jihad.
Related and not so funny:
Hat tip: allahakchew
Katie Couric Publicly Confesses Her Profound Bias Against Bush Admin
Not only did CBS News anchor Katie Couric publicly confess her gross bias against the Bush administration, she implicated all the other "journalists" at the National Press Club [emphasis added]:
“Everyone in this room would agree that people in this country were misled in terms of the rationale of this war,” said Couric, adding that it is “pretty much accepted” that the war in Iraq was a mistake.While this admission of gross malfeasance from the media establishment is welcome, it's unclear whether the motivation was Katie's desire to be forthcoming in exposing her personal bias, or simple stupidity. I'm leaning toward stupidity.
ADDENDUM (Good Lt.): For Bo and posterity, here's a video of a half dozen or so leading Democrats (Albright, Clinton, John Edwards, Pelosi, Biden, Bayh, Berger, Rockefeller, Harry Reid, etc.) 'being misled' ... by themselves and their intel in 1998 and beyond.
Anyone claiming that we were "misled" into Iraq is a liar, a Democrat moron and a partisan political hack who doesn't even have a basic understanding of contemporary history or factual reality.
Ahmadinejad is Gay
UPDATE: Iran no longer gay. QED.
Youssif Doing Well After Second Surgery
Youssif's surgeon, Dr. Peter Grossman, has started putting in the permanent skin grafts which will help heal the damage done to the child's burned face. Dr. Grossman should know by the end of the week if the grafts are successful. Via CNN:
LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- "Don't be afraid, I'm just going to get my operation done and then I'll be home with you."
Those are the words of 5-year-old Youssif to his mother the night before his second surgery.
The next morning Youssif was wheeled into the operating room, tightly clutching his father's hand and crying slightly, but putting on a brave front.
Youssif's second surgery lasted three hours. A team of surgeons, led by Dr. Peter Grossman, Monday removed the temporary cadaver skin they had placed Thursday on Youssif's scarred face. They replaced the skin with a full tissue skin graft taken from Youssif's abdomen.
Grossman said that before the end of the week he will have an idea whether the grafts have taken, but doctors will not know for another couple of weeks whether the grafts are surviving.
For now, Youssif will have respite from the operating table, but the long process of healing this horribly scarred child is in its initial stages. Insurgents in Baghdad doused Youssif in gasoline and set him on fire early this year.
"He'll go through a period of time now which will allow him to heal," Grossman said. "We've done a lot of surgery on him in the last week, and we want him to rest up a bit, but starting probably the week after next we'll begin the expansion process."
The expansion process involves gradually inflating tissue expanders -- balloon-like modules -- that were inserted in Youssif's right cheek and under his chin on Thursday. Saline will inflate the balloons to create extra skin over the next few months. The doctors will then use the skin on Youssif's scars.
Continued prayers for Youssif and his family, and for the medical team that is working so hard to give this little boy a chance at a normal life.
Journalists Targeted Last Week
ALERTS ISSUED BY THE IFEX CLEARING HOUSE LAST WEEK
21 SEPTEMBER 2007
Iran - ARTICLE 19 welcomes release of scholar Kian Tajbakhsh, calls for
release of remaining Iranian-US citizen in detention
Indonesia - Police tap journalist's telephone following report on tax fraud
South Africa - Cape Town court dismisses bank's application to prevent
satirical journal from publishing information relating to alleged tax fraud
Zimbabwe - Censorship and political interference rife at state broadcaster
Maldives - Political affairs reporter banned from Parliament
India - Journalists get four-month jail terms for contempt of court
Niger - RFI and RSF correspondent held incommunicado
Fiji Islands - Blogger suspended from government job for criticising
Pakistan - Police re-arrest TV manager Munir Mengal after he is cleared by
Baluchistan High Court
Ecuador - Radio journalist assaulted by skinheads following broadcasts on
Sri Lanka - Police officer threatens journalist, confiscates his recording
20 SEPTEMBER 2007
Nicaragua - Possible increase in import duties on newspaper supplies
threatens press freedom, says IAPA
Colombia - CAPSULE REPORT:Reporting in a climate of fear in Cali and Valle
Iran - Charges made public against two journalists more than a month after
China (Tibet) - Students detained by police, one allegedly beaten, on
suspicion of writing pro-Tibet graffiti
Mexico - Protesting peasants briefly detain journalist, seize her camera
The Gambia - One journalist released, another still in jail
Brazil - Reporter shot, wounded while investigating organised crime in
Turkey - YouTube access again blocked by court order because of "insulting"
Colombia - CAPSULE REPORT: Journalists pushed toward silence by violence in
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Ghana - Journalist barred from covering official function
Mexico - Two journalists of TV Azteca still missing; IAPA calls for more
Burma - Journalists covering protest detained, questioned, released,their
India - Four journalists found guilty of contempt for reporting on land
scandal, await sentencing
Nepal -Investigation into death of pro-Maoist journalist ordered following
Colombia - Police assault, briefly detain journalist in Cartago
Zimbabwe - Individual convicted for carrying printed e-mail message
critical of president and vice-president
Argentina - Radio journalist arrested and beaten; RSF laments negative
climate for media as labour dispute degenerates into violence
Pakistan - Journalist allegedly kidnapped by government agents,
Vietnam - Authorities wage relentless campaign against business news
Website; owner fears for safety
Peru -Radio journalist under threat after revealing municipal
Mexico - Judge dismisses dubious charges against four journalists in
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Zimbabwe - Statement by broadcasting authority reveals unyielding
government grip on
broadcast media through restrictive law, says MISA
Malaysia - Authorities violently shut down road show on electoral reform,restrict media coverage of the incident
Morocco - Appeal court upholds prison sentence for journalist Mostapha
Mexico - Sports journalist assaulted at university campus in Oaxaca
Democratic Republic of Congo - UN radio journalist's two convicted killers
withdraw earlier statement, clear his friends and accuse military judges of bribery
Mexico - Human rights commission condemns police assault on journalists in Ciudad Juárez
China - British TV journalists assaulted, arrested and threatened in Beijing
China - Journalist and photographer detained by authorities following
publication of article on official corruption
Somalia - Security forces raid Mogadishu radio station, detain 19 staffers
Thailand - CAPSULE REPORT: A year after coup, press freedom remains compromised and vulnerable
Egypt - Government decree dissolves outspoken NGO that reports on human
Yemeni Kids: Hungriest in the World
45% of Yemeni kids under age five are underweight.
Yemen is tied for the highest rate of child malnutrition globally with Afghanistan,
In contrast, 3% of kids under five in the Palestinian Territories are underweight.
Maybe the Palestinians can start collecting money for Yemeni kids.
Many people assume the highest child huinger rate is in sub-Saharan Africa, but no, Yemeni kids are the hungriest in the world.
Nike's Racist Shoes
Yeah, but will they finally stop marketing the extra-large athletic supporters to white guys? Market Watch:
Nike unveiled Tuesday what it said is the first shoe designed specifically for American Indians, an effort aiming at promoting physical fitness in a population with high obesity rates....It will be distributed solely to American Indians...Nike said it is the first time it has designed a shoe for a specific race or ethnicity...It would kind of be nice if I could get my feet in to a pair of these. I have a pretty big foot. But I guess I'm not the right race, so I'm out of luck.
Hat tip: Bill Dauterieve who quips "different bones".
Counter-Cyber-Jihadis: Read. This. Post.
Actually it's just a redirect to let you know that Aaron at Internet Haganah has finally posted once again. Go read them all.
But I'd especially direct your attention to this post. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.
September 25, 2007
*Sob* My Blog Has No Comments
I just wanted to post a link to this comment at Sadly, Blow! to prove a point.
My home blog uses WordPress, so does Sadly, Blow! Not my fault you got the automatic pingback.
Now get your faces out of the patchouli bowl and get a life.
Bad Gay Terrorist Dude Looks Like Satan
Looks evil, loves al-Qaeda, who knows?
Via The Blotter: A suspect sought by the United States for allegedly plotting to establish a terror training camp in the northwest United States was extradited from the Czech Republic to the United States, where he arrived today.Oh but there's more. He told the Seattle Times...
Oussama Kassir, a Lebanon-born Swedish citizen who is an alleged associate of Abu Hamza al Masri, the radical cleric currently jailed on terror-related charges in Britain, was arrested on Sunday in the Czech Republic after a court ruled there was no reason to refuse a 2006 U.S. extradition request.
In August, an American credited with a key role in the terror training camp scheme pleaded guilty to terrorism charges n federal court in New York. James Ujaama, a Muslim convert from Seattle, admitted he tried to set up the camp in Bly, Ore., in 1999 and had informed Abu Hamza that he and others were stockpiling weapons and ammunition in the United States. The charges carried a potential prison sentence of up to 30 years.
I love Osama bin LadenEeeewwww!
Tipu Joins The Muslim Students Association
"I feel like an ergonomic keyboard."
Such a warm and fuzzy feeling, as Tipu is welcomed back into the MSA fold.
One of the members is a bit extremist... but he doesn't really mean it.
Stupid Jihadi Propaganda of the Day: R U Gay 2? (Yahoo! Hosting Terrorist Website)
The media arm of the The Islamic Front for the Iraqi Resistance (aka JAAMI) have produced an 18 minute long propaganda film called "SMS 2 US". The video shows a series of images along with text messages to the US from the group.
The message of the film seems to be "We R Gay. R U Gay 2?"
Tell me this isn't flaming........
Okay, actually the video is supposed to be a long message urging the U.S. to go home. It's all in English. It even features music from Jurassic Park & ET.
The video is being served from this website operated by the Baathist insurgents:
UPDATE 9/27/07: PWND! Thanks to Yahoo! for the prompt response. The main Jaami website, though, continues to operate as of this writing. Scroll down for details.
And guess who runs the server? Yahoo!
http://www.sms-2-us.com = 220.127.116.11
AltaVista Company (Owned by Yahoo!)
And since we've already PWND so many JAAMI websites, might as well get their main site taken down too.
Hugo Chavez Blows Off U.N. - But Has Plenty Of Time For Actor Kevin Spacey
First I have to stop watching Mel Gibson movies because I am Jewish, and I refuse to support anyone who hates me because of it.
It would follow that I had to stop supporting the other half of the "Lethal Weapon" team, when Danny Glover began cozying up to Venezuelan dictator, Hugo Chavez.
And now, yet another of my favorite actors has gone over the wall, meeting privately with Hugo Chavez for three hours yesterday.
Why couldn't Kevin Spacey have just stayed on K-PAX, so I could continue enjoying his films in good conscience?
What's next? Napoleon Dynamite having a dinner party with Kim Jong Il?
You'll notice I said nothing about Spicoli holding hands and swapping spit with fat-ass Chavez.
This entry is only about talented actors who associate with tyrants and dictators, not simpering has-beens who would have photo ops with Satan if it could help their miserable, failing careers.
Send A Message to Jailed Terrorists via Radio!
How does one send a message to a jailed terrorist? Easy, you send him greetings via the radio. At least, that is how the followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed would like you to do it.
It seems that there is a radio show in the UK called Radio Ramadhan in which the messages are being sent. A webpage run by Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah--what Bakri Mohammed's followers are calling themselves these days--encourages Muslims to send messages:
YOU CAN SEND MESSAGES TO THE BROTHERS IN BELMARSH [prison] VIA RAMADHAN RADIO TO WHICH THEY ALL LISTEN EVERY NIGHT. THE NUMBER IS 07907 222 531. THE NUMBER HAS BEEN TESTED AND THE MESSAGES HAVE BEEN RECEIVED IN BELMARSH [prison] ALHAMDULILLAH.Members of the group of 'captives' include those involved in a well publicized demonstration outside of the Danish embassy in London: Mizanur Rahman, infamous for holding a sign saying, "Behead those who insult Islam"; Abdul Rahman Saleem (the website even has some of his poetry from jail) who yelled, "Europe you will pay with your blood" and who justified the murder of Kenneth Bigley; Umran Javed who yelled "Bomb, bomb Denmark. Bomb, bomb USA"; Abdul Muhid, who led the demonstration and said "Bomb, bomb the UK" and waved placards with slogans such as "Annihilate those who insult Islam"; Abu Izzadeen, the leader of the group who once claimed "Terrorism is part and parcel to Islam. Terrorism is part of the deen [Islamic way of life] of Islam"; and many, many more.
YOU CAN ALSO TEXT THE RADIO STATION.
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET THE MUSLIMS BEHIND BARS IN YOUR DU’AAS [prayers].
We know messages are being sent in to the jihadis via radio, and we also know that letters are coming out of jail from the jihadis----am I the only one that thinks this is troubling?
New York al Qaeda Devotee at Ahmadinejad Speech: Nuke Israel
It seems that my "buddy" Yousef al-Khattab--the man formerly known as Joseph Cohen--showed up outside of Columbia University yesterday. What did the Jew who converted to Islam have to say? "Nuke Israel".
You'll notice Yousef's shameless self-promotion on the sign.
Like I said before, he claimed to be in Morocco but he's actually living in New York. And he's not just another Muslim, he actually supports al Qaeda.
That's right, an al Qaeda follower in New York City. I wish I could say he was alone, but he's not. He's affiliated with the followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed who has an organized following in NYC called The Islamic Thinkers Society.
Watch. Your. Backs.
Thanks to Allahakhchew
Richard Land : Southern Baptists "Furious" at
Rev. Dobson's Comments on Fred
Posted at The Brody File (quoting Dr. Land):
I’ve received phone calls and emails from Southern Baptists about Senator Thompson. They are all furious at Doctor Dobson. They just feel that first of all there was a mischaracterizing of his positions. Do I wish that he supported the marriage protection amendment? Of course I do. To say that he is for 50 different views of marriage in 50 different states is a gross mischaracterization of his position... [T]he problem with these cotton picking conviction politicians is that they follow their convictions and Fred Thompson has been for a long long time a very staunch federalist and it’s hard to convince conviction politicians to change their minds.He also comments on Fred's church attendance record:
[D]o I wish that he attended church every Sunday? As a Baptist pastor, of course I do. But does that make him a person of unbelief? That’s harsh and unwarranted.H/t : Allah.
Al Qaeda Video Shows Child Mujahidin
And this time it's a young child. Oh, but least the child doesn't actually behead someone.
A new propaganda video from the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) features small children with AK-47 assault rifles. The narrator of the video refers to these young boys as the "new generation" of mujahedeen.AllahP has the relevant clip from the video here.
In one scene, a small child who appears to be around seven- or eight-years-old is holding an AK-47 and reciting what he says are quotes from the prophet Mohammed. Then a group of small children are seen, each holding an AK-47.
The video is called 'The Lost Arrow'. If you want to see the full 20 minute video, drop me a line and I'll send it to you.
The new softer side of al Qaeda.......
Video : Reason and Emotion
This is awesome:
Big Johnson notes : "In World War II, America knew how to create effective propaganda. These days ... not so much."
I think America still knows how to do propaganda. It's just that our government refuses to lead the charge. Our President whines about the media's focus on the negative while he refuses to make a concerted effort to counter it. Our troops have been winning this war on the battlefield while our government has been losing it on the home front. Everyone knows this is the case, and yet Bush is unwilling or unable to fix it.
Sometimes, I wonder if Bush is a political masochist. Sometimes, I wonder if our President actually WANTS to be a political martyr.
Al Qaeda Targetting US Schools?
It's a bit alarmist, but this piece by Marc Shephard reminds us that al Qaeda has been planning to go after 'soft targets' for some time now. Those soft targets include US schools--and we are talking elementary schools here. The brave mujahidin wouldn't want any one fighting back.
I'm convinced that al Qaeda proper would not hit a school. Why? Because it's bad PR. After the Beslan massacre I think al Qaeda figured out that it is not in their best interests to target children. Trust me, these guys follow the media closely.
They didn't stop beheading civilian hostages in Iraq because they thought it was wrong. They stopped because they realized it looked bad. You'll recall Zawahiri's letter to Zarqawi urging him to drop his favorite method of dispensing with hostages because it alienated Muslims.
So, too, would attacking school children.
But this does not mean that a self-directed homegrown al Qaeda 3.0 cell wouldn't hit a school. In fact, it's a much more likely scenario.
Why? Because these jihadis are fed a non-stop stream of propaganda which convinces them that the US and its allies target school children. That is, they actually believe that we kill children on purpose.
And given that another theme of jihadi propaganda is that attacks against US civilians are only a response to US attacks against Muslim civilians--yes, they really believe that we started this war---then it is no stretch to imagine some enterprising young jihadi and his buddies from the Bronx trying to kill as many school children as they can for "revenge".
I'd be less worried about Arab foreigners driving school buses than I would about the sons of Pakistani doctors and lawyers convinced that the US routinely murders women and children throughout the Ummah. Remember, the filthy murderers at Beslan were not foreigners from Arab lands. They were Russian citizens.
Thanks to Larwyn.
UPDATE: Has it begun already? A bomb outside a school in Liverpool.
Remembering the Killing Fields
LDT Regent reports from Cambodia on the legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Millions dead, and a new generation in denial. I heard an NPR report yesterday that many young Cambodians now deny the Khmer Rouge holocaust as propaganda. They find it hard to believe that people could be so cruel that they would murder millions of their fellow citizens.
Newsflash: the Communist system makes people that cruel.
Dhimmitude at GMU Justified
"Meditative space"? Right.
Court: Military Trials for Gitmo Detainees Okay
A legal victory in the GWOT. STACLU has the details.
Yemen to Increase Democratic Participation
Good news from Yemen. President Saleh has forwarded a series of constitutional amendments to Parliament which include the following: local police (very important), local control of revenues and expenditures, direct elections for the heads of the local councils, 15% female quota fixed by law for parliamentary seats. Shorter terms for the President and Parliament, also good.
Not good, the president appoints half of the electoral commission, but that's better than all. Not good, governors are not be to directly elected from the local populations, whose needs they would understand. Currently they are appointed.
If implemented (a big if), this proposal could go a long way in a) reducing tensions in various governorates b) spurring local economies c) increasing popular participation and public accountability.
However the regime needs to lay off the journalists and let them do their job which is critical. This plan cannot succeed without a free press. Corruption cannot be controlled without a free press. Democracy cannot exist without a free press.
Thats how we will know if Saleh is serious or not, if all the bogus charges and lawsuits against journalists get dropped.
The website of the ruling party has the details. So we'll see if it gets passed and then implemented. I'm hoping it's not another case of a big announcment followed by nothing.
September 24, 2007
(BUMPED) Kosbot: Why I have a little crush on Ahmadinejad
BUMPED for two reasons.
1) Given what the little Holocaust-denying POS was spewing forth today, I thought it would be interesting to read this Democrat Kosbot's love letter to the Iranian dictator again for comparison.
2) There appears to be an infestation of Holocaust-denying trolls (or maybe just one sock puppeting) trying to be cute in the comments. And if there's one thing I detest more than 9-11 Truthers, it's Holocaust deniers (although they are often one and the same).
Target practice, fellas! Have at 'em!
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The left goes full-on woo, and the comments are permeated by lefties and Democrats trying to set aside his role in the slaughter of US troops, execution of gays and women, threats to destroy Israel and his Holocaust denial in order to maintain their chosen orthodoxy - that BOOSH is worse.
58% Disapprove of MoveOn.org's Betrayus Ad
Strange. I was told that the vast, 95% majority of the United States was on board with the anti-American, anti-Troop leftwingnut echo-chamber.
Oh, well. You live and you learn.
Eaglespeak: Everything Naval
Eagle Speak is one of my favorite blogs. I always learn something.
Today's selection: Iran's Swarm Attack Tactics in the Strait of Hormuz .
Also, John Paul Jones: I have not yet begun to fight.
Google Hosts How to Build Bombs for Jihad Website
Well, this is interesting: http://mojahidmouslim.blogspot.com.
Here's a screenshot of the translated Google hosted webpage translated in to English.
The site is old, most of the links are dead, but some of them are still active. Have fun with it.
Thanks to Allahakchew for some of the leg work on this.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says
Mamand Mamandy - After 130 lashes for drinking beer
Link your Iranian oppression stories and images in comments. Why? because exposing Mookie's lies is like shooting fish in a barrel.
(and a barrel? LOL, I really need to pay more attention)
Video: Ron Paul Girl Stripping
Jay at Stop the ACLU has the new Ron Paul Girl video up. Oh, and it features her stripping.
What next: a full-length hardcore XXX porno for Joe Biden?
Bonus image: Here she is. Your typical Ron Paul supporter.
The Idea of Freedom is Bigger than any President, any Party, any Country
Natan Sharansky on freedom at the Intelligence Squared US debate. The debate resolution: "Spreading democracy in the Middle East is a bad idea".
Thanks to Karol from Alarming News for the tip.
No Gays In Iran
There's just not any gay persons in Iran, therefore there is no discrimination against them, dinnerjacket says.
This guy is making me sick.
UPDATE: AllahP has video of him saying it.
Can Some Reader Clarify Columbia U Prez's Remarks?
Columbia President Lee Bollinger said this on ABC's Good Morning, America:
"It's extremely important to know who the leaders are of countries that are your adversaries. To watch them to see how they think, to see how they reason or do not reason. To see whether they're fanatical, or to see whether they are sly."My question to readers is this: was Bollinger talking about Iranian ruler and goat pleasurer Ahmanutjob, or President Bush. It's so hard to tell with liberal whackjobs these days. Yes, I'm aware that "liberal whackjob" is pretty much a tautology, but I'm trying to be polite.
Update: Did Columbia president Lee Bollinger plan to humiliate the Iranian madman all along, or did criticism of the invitation to the Holocaust-denying Iranian ruler motivate him?
I don't care. The result is priceless, and I applaud Bollinger for putting Ahmadinejad on the spot:
NEW YORK - As hundreds protested outside, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad took the stage at Columbia University on Monday after a blistering introduction from the school's president, who said the hard-line leader was a dictator with preposterous beliefs.
Ahmadinejad smiled as Columbia President Lee Bollinger took him to task over Iran's human-rights record and foreign policy, as well as Ahmadinejad's statements denying the Holocaust and calling for the disappearance of Israel.
"Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator," Bollinger said, to loud applause.
Terrorists Announce Death of 'Juba, the Baghdad Sniper'
A forum connected to al Qaeda has announced the death of 'Juba, the Baghdad sniper'. Several videos produced by The Islamic Army in Iraq purporting to be of 'Juba' began to appear online 2005. A 'Top 10' video went viral and 'Juba' became a pop phenomenon.
It also caused outrage when CNN aired clips from the video showing an American being shot and killed.
The announcement of Juba's death claimed that the sniper had left the Islamic Army in Iraq to join al Qaeda when the latter group formed 'The Islamic State of Iraq'. Juba, the announcement claimed, had been betrayed by an informant and 'was killed like a hero'.
On hearing the announcement, the popular Canadian based pro-terror website Jihad Unspun, released a poem lauding 'Juba':
My targets were manyJihad Unspun is a Google News source.
Crusaders and traitors
All on my hit list
For a bullet through their chest
Or mortal wound
As a warning to others
Of course, the problems with the announcement of 'Juba's' death are many.
First, the claim that he left the IAI to join al Qaeda. Possible, but not likely.
Second, the claim that he was killed just a few days ago during Ramadan. In November of last year the Iraqis claimed they had captured a man named Ali Nazar al Jubori and that he was the original Baghdad sniper.
Third, it seems clear that even if there was a Baghdad sniper who called himself 'Juba' (there is a popular myth that the Americans named him that, but it's not true) that the vast majority of sniping videos were not of the same man.
How do we know that 'Juba' could not have been one man? Because the very first Islamic Army in Iraq produced "Juba Top 10 video" included footage of an American soldier being hit near his Humvee. What is not shown in the Juba footage is the fact that the American survived, the sniper was killed, and this "Juba's" sidekick who filmed the incident was captured down the road, videotape in hand.
The survivor's name is Lance Cpl. John McClellan, and his story is here.
So it's not surprising that a group which glorifies the murder of civilian hostages and makes propaganda films showing a 'dead anti-war' soldier would also lie and create a sniper 'hero' named Juba. It's also not surprising that the Islamic State of Iraq would lie about this 'hero' joining al Qaeda before being 'martyred' during Ramadan. After all, al Qaeda in Iraq is the same group that paid an actor to play the part of the leader of The Islamic State of Iraq.
So, we welcome the news that another Baghdad sniper has been killed. But he's not the Juba. If there ever really was a Juba, he was either killed in 2005 or captured in 2006. And if it just so happens that this Juba is the Juba, then all the better.
Howie has more at our sister website Juba Sucks.
Hat tip: Thalja
UPDATE: Blackfive weighs in. He doesn't think Juba was real either.
Just to clarify, it wasn't Jihad Unspun--the Canadian website--that announced Juba's death. They just reacted to it by praising.. The actual announcement came on one of al Qaeda's favorite forums, al Hesbah.
On Scheuer, Israel, and "Minding Our Own Business"
Michael Scheuer, along with a few of our commenters, is of the opinion that cutting Israel loose would be in America's best interests, as it would enable us to smooth things over with the likes of bin Laden and Ahmadinejad, and thereby improve our "standing in the region."
This is a specific example of the general idea that peace is always an option. Where there is a conflict, one side or the other always has the option of capitulating and thereby garnering short-term peace.
Thus, when the Barbary Pirates asked President Jefferson for bribes in exchange for peace, he could have paid their bribes rather than engaging us in a war.
In the 1940s, we could have decided that the conflict between Germany and the British was "not our problem," and sat back and let the Europeans sort it out.
When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, FDR could have realized that the conflict arose out of our meddling in the Far East (which it did), that we'd "brought it on ourselves," and that we'd be better off moving our sphere of influence back from the Pacific. We had the option of abandoning the people of the Pacific Rim under the heel of Japanese Imperialism.
When the Chinese moved into Korea, we could have decided Korea wasn't worth one American life or one American dollar, and allowed the entire peninsula to become the hell that is now North Korea.
At different junctures in our history, our efforts to spread democracy and freedom to the darker corners of the world have always caused us trouble.
Our belief that the world should be free has always cost us--sometimes dearly.
But, at the end of the day, it is what we have done, time and time again.
We are America. Freedom is just what we do. We are Reagan's "shining city on a hill," and the citizens of this beautiful city care deeply about freedom--not only for ourselves, but for the hundreds of millions of our fellow human beings who are still trapped in darkness.
And if we ever stop caring about that, we will cease to be America.
Yemeni-Americans Say Yemeni President Saleh Supports Terrorism
And they sign their names.
However, our governments have to dry up the source of the international terrorism that exists in the Yemen regime and his traditional allies before explosion.
Those traditional allies are the terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, the Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan, and the Wahhabi movement in Yemen which led by AbdullMajid Al-Zandani (spiritual father of Osama bin Laden).
Read it all, they mention the USS Cole:
American and Canadian of Yemeni origin in North America are submitting a letter to members of Congress in both countries about human rights violations and repression of peaceful demonstrations in Yemen
We are Americans and Canadians of Yemeni origin submitting this letter to our representatives in the Congress of the U.S.A. and the Canadian, to the government and the representatives of the major parties in the two countries, to the human rights protectors, to who it may concern about the freedom of expression and the press which violated in Yemen since the control of Ali Abdullah Saleh, the illegal President of Yemen, on the reins of the government by the gunpoint on July 17, 1978, to this day.
We believe it is our national, ethical and human duty to submit this letter to deliver the oppressed cries of the Yemeni people. Who are searching for salvation, emancipation, and liberation from the iron grip of the corrupt, terrorist, and dictatorial regime in Yemen . We put you in front of historical and human responsibilities to help the people of Yemen who need the help of the free world to make the changes possible. They do not have hope to see changes accept from outside sources because of the nature and brutal mentality of the Yemeni regime.
We have followed, with regret and concern, the bloody tragic events that are occurring in Yemen on daily basis. When the people of Yemen are almost out of a war even the dictatorial regime enters them into a new war, because the mentality of the regime, which relies on the wars and the instability to survival for the longest possible time in government, so the regime could loot more of the public money, as happening in this time. These wars are destroying the Yemeni economic, infrastructure, and building the military force that are no longer national troops, but it belongs to the ruling family of Yemen .
The interest of building a military force comes on the expense of education, health and social services of the Yemeni people. The result is obvious that a royal family controls the government by military force, looting and robbing the public money, violating the human rights, war crimes, crimes against the humanity. Uneducated people whom lack of health and social services are suffering from poverty that lead to product a hotbed of the frightening terrorism, which is what actually happened in Yemen in this time. This hotbed will remain a time-bomb. However, our governments have to dry up the source of the international terrorism that exists in the Yemen regime and his traditional allies before explosion.
Those traditional allies are the terrorist organizations such as Al Qaeda, the Islamic Army of Aden-Abyan, and the Wahhabi movement in Yemen which led by AbdullMajid Al-Zandani (spiritual father of Osama bin Laden). The UN Security Council ordered a decision to arrest AbdullMajid Al-Zandani, and to freeze his property for his financing and relationship with the international terrorism organizations. However, the Yemeni regime opposed this decision, and Ali Abdullah Saleh called to take off the name of the terrorist AbdullMajid Al-Zandani from the blacklist. As we know, AbdullMajid Al-Zandani issued a (Fatwa), a religious statement, against the regime opponents. Same fatwa took the lives of hundreds of human beings in Yemen , Iraq , Afghanistan , Chechnya and elsewhere.
If you ask AbdullMajid Al-Zandani about his view on the tragedy events of September 11, 2007, he will not hesitate to describe what happened as a holy struggle and a great victory against the enemies of God (Allah) in the U.S.A. that is are providing support and assistance to the Yemeni people from the taxpayer's money.
We are the Americans and the Canadians of Yemeni origin caring about the security and safety of this country that gave us freedom, hope, dream, life of dignity, and human rights. However, because we are Yemeni origins we are aware that the Yemen regime has produced a scary hotbed of the international terrorism and export it internationally.
In fact, more than one incident happened in Yemen that proves our knowledge towards the involvement of the Yemeni Regime that supports terrorism and trains the terrorists in the regime camps in order to send them to Somalia , Iraq , Lebanon and elsewhere. One is the terrorist attack on the warship USS COLE, and the killing of the Spanish tourist in the city of Marub . Also, the terrorist incident of killing the three Americans doctors who served in Yemen for more than thirty years, providing medication and treatment for free.
We look at the Congress valuable report that assessment the Yemeni regime and will proximately declare Yemen as a failure State . We believe that the proportions of the poor people who are living under the poverty line are 80% and it is not 40% as stated in the report. Also, we greatly appreciate the President of USA, George W. Bush, for his greetings to the Yemeni people for the democracy, but the question that raises our curiosity is there a real democratic regime in Yemen ? Or is Ali Abdullah Saleh claiming democracy to the world. But when he returns to Yemen , he orders his army to suppression and killing all the raising voices that demand legal rights. On top of that the Yemenis people go on strikes day after day to adopt the peaceful struggle, through sit-ins and demonstrations facing the military forces of Ali Abdullah Saleh and his family.
Today, we are witnessing how the regime is beating, arresting, and killing the Yemeni people with iron fist, here are some examples:
1. The Brigadier General Nasser Al-Noobh, the Board Chairman of the Associations Of Retired Military and Security Civilian and Forcibly Demobilized, and his friends were sent to prison. They will be charged for treason in front of the military court which may lead them to death penalty. Because they were demanding to regain their political and historical rights and to return to their jobs from which they were expelled by the Yemeni regime as a result of the war in 1994. They also were adopting
2. The journalist Abud Al-kareem Al-Kiwani was put in jail, because he said that Ali Abdullah Saleh will bequeath the power in Yemen . Al-Kiwani showed that the president and his family are the commanders of the army, security, air force, and marine. They also own the companies, banks, and trade in Yemen .
3. Dr. Ali al-Fakeeh, professor at the University of Sana'a , had been beaten with a brick that deformed his face, because he criticized the Yemeni regime.
4. The failure attempt to assassinate Fahd Al-Karni, because he criticized the regime by the satirical songs. He and his friend Aladrahi gained popularity fame, because they expressed the feelings of the people towards the terrorist and dictatorship regime.
5. The killing of the child Al-Qahoum and his colleagues in Hadramawt, because of their request to freedom and a better tomorrow, and the scene repeated itself in the Yemen Provinces such as: Taiz, Aldalla, Shabwa, Abyan, Aden , Al-bayda, Yafaa, Sa'dah and others.
So, where are the democracy and the human right; that Ali Abdullah Saleh is claiming, and receiving the international assistance for these commitments.
We ask our government to put an end to this regime and provide peace and safety for all, can you please take the following requests into considerations.
First: Drying the source of terrorism in Yemen , in assistant the Yemeni people to salvation, liberation, and emancipation of the dictatorial and terrorist regime, in the context of the international war on terrorism.
Second: Stop supporting the Yemen regime; financially or morally, but continue supporting the Yemeni people away from the hands of the Yemeni regime. However, it can not be a democratic regime that relies on military force and oppression to control over Yemen , nor can it fight the corruption and the terrorism, because it is corrupt and terrorism regime.
Third: Declare that the existing regime in Yemen is not a partner in the fight against the terrorism. Since we believe in the freedom of speech and press we can not put our hands and cooperate with the dictatorial and terrorist regimes.
Fourth: Pressure the dictatorship regime to extradite AbdullMajid Al-Zandani, and to freeze his property because of his relations to the terrorism organization.
Fifth: Pressure the regime to release the political prisoners, such as the Brigadier General, Nasser Al-Noobh, and his colleagues, and the journalists, Abud Al-kareem Al-Kiwani.
Sixth: Pressure the regime not to closure the opponent newspapers and websites, and not to prevent the legitimate peaceful demonstrations. That reflects the Yemeni citizens' demands to their national and historical rights that were taken away by the ruling family in Yemen .
Thank you for your help to the international community and the new orientation towards a world free from dictatorship and terrorism.
Americans and Canadians of Yemeni origin:
1- Ahmed Hussein Ghalib
2- Ahmed Ali Saleh
3- Ameen Ali Al Houri
4- Ahmed Mohamed Aldkine
5- Idris Al-Darwish
6- Al-Din Ahmed Hussein
7- Borkan Al-Askari
8- Bakil Ahmed Ghalib
9- Hajaj Ali Al Houri
10- Hasinon Ahmed Ghaleb
11- Joshua Ahmed Ghalib
12- Daniel Al-Darwish
16 – Saleh Mohamed Alriashi
17-Sanad Abdullah Haider
18-Muhammad Ali Al Houri
25-Ali Hussein Al Houri
27-Ghassan Ahmed Ghalib
28-Ali Musid Ali
29- Alliah Al-Darwish
31 - Mohamed Ahmed Hussein
33-Maher Ahmed Hussein
34-Mazen Ahmed Ghalib
38-Abd-Alallah Musaad Ali
39-Sharifah Ahmed Ghaleb
43-Shallah Ahmed Hussien
44-Muhammad Ali Haider
45-Hammam Saleh Almfulihy
46-Nasr Ahmed Ghalib
47-Fahd Musid Ali
49-Faheem Saleh Almfulihy
52-Majed Ahmed Ghalib
55-Yousra Ahmed Ghaleb
Turkish Hackers Deface Vietnam Memorial Website
This comes shortly on the heels of the actual Vietnam Memorial being defaced by unknown vandals who's patriotism is not allowed to be questioned. PC World:
A Vietnam War memorial Web site run by veterans was defaced in recent days by a "hacker" who left messages attacking the U.S., Israel, Armenia and the Kurds, the Washington Post reported in Thursday's issue....You may recall that we had our own run in with some Turkish hackers some time ago.
Someone identified as "Turk Defacer" took responsibility for the hack, which was reported to the site by several hundred visitors. The group that operates the site, the 4/9 Infantry Manchu (Vietnam) Association, removed the defacement and restored the site late Wednesday.
Thanks to Allahakchew
Terrorist Visits Columbia University
An editorial cartoon sent in by Ronny Gordon about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to Columbia University today.
Iranian military agents are routinely arrested in Iraq. Iranian made EFPs routinely kill Americans in Iraq. Ahmadinejad, though, claims Iran is not responsible.
Seems to me that if Iran is not responsible for the deaths of Americans at the hands of Iranian agents and explosives, then the U.S. would not be responsible for the death of Ahmadinejad at the hands of outraged students.
Warped logic? Yes, but that's kind of the point.
Swedish Cartoon Blasphemer Checks for Car Bombs Daily
Ever wonder what it's like to have a death fatwa and a bounty on your head for drawing something? To be honest, I've been trying to get a fatwa for ages now, so I'm kind of jealous that Internet Anthropologist scores this interview with Lars Vilks:
G: How are you doing?Religion. Of. Peace.
L: I am doing quite well. Checking my car for bombs every day and keeping my eyes open. Otherwise I can do my regular work.
G: Do you have good security?
L: Yes. Unfortunately I cannot say anything more.
Just in case Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the alleged head of al Qaeda in Iraq who placed a $100,000 bounty on Vilks head, is reading The Jawa Report today.....here's a little fishing expedition.
Can I please get my fatwa now?
Italian Hostage Shot During Rescue
Two Italian soldiers kidnapped in Afghanistan Saturday were rescued by NATO troops earlier today, but one of the hostages was injured in the raid. Via Times Online:
Two Italian soldiers kidnapped in western Afghanistan were freed in a Nato-led raid early this morning after a two-day ordeal, the Italian Defence Ministry reported.
The two men were taken to hospital after the raid by British and Italian troops, during which one of the hostages was shot in the head and chest, according to Italian media reports. Up to seven of the kidnappers were killed.
It was not clear immediately who the abductors were, with reports suggesting variously that they belonged to the Taleban or to an independent criminal group planning to sell the hostages to the extremist fighters in Farah province, fast becoming a hotbed of unrest.
"According to our intelligence information, a Taleban commander, Mullah Abdul Hamid, had taken them," said Ali Khan Husseinzada, the police chief of criminal investigations for western Afghanistan.
However, the main Taleban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi, insisted he knew nothing about the men. The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf), said it would release details later today.
One of the Italians was seriously wounded and doctors were evaluating whether to operate, Parisi said. The other had broken his shoulder and left collarbone, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening.
Both had been beaten by their captors, said Afghan Gen. Jalandar Shah.
Maj. Charles Anthony, a spokesman for the NATO force here, said it was not clear if the two Italians were wounded by gunfire from their rescuers or their kidnappers.
The Italians' Afghan translator was also wounded, and another Afghan, apparently their driver, was killed, Parisi said. Anthony hinted the driver might have helped in the kidnappings.
September 23, 2007
Two Italian Soldiers Believed Kidnapped in Afghanistan
Two Italian soldiers went missing along with their Afghan driver and translator earlier today while on patrol in western Herat province. The Afghans returned to Herat City late Sunday without the soldiers, and Italian officials now believe the men to have been kidnapped. Via AFP:
The two Italians had been travelling in a volatile part of western Herat province with an Afghan interpreter and an Afghan driver when they went missing on Saturday, police said.
But the Afghans returned to Herat city late Sunday and were to be questioned Monday, said the police chief in charge of criminal investigations for the region, Ali Khan Husseinzada.
"We have not questioned them yet but we will summon them tomorrow to question them about the Italians," he said, adding it was still unclear what had happened to the foreigners.
Husseinzada said earlier that the group had been out of contact since Saturday when they visited Shindand district, a volatile area that has seen some activity by the hardline Taliban militia, known for kidnapping foreigners.
A Taliban spokesman, Yousuf Ahmadi, said he did not know anything about the missing Italians.
Italians have been frequent targets of the Taliban in recent years. Aid worker Clementina Cantoni was abducted in 2005 in Kabul; photojournalist Gabriele Torsello was kidnapped in Helmand province in October 2006; and journalist Daniele Mastrogiacomo and his driver and translator were kidnapped this past March. Mastrogiacomo was released in exchange for 5 imprisoned Taliban terrorists, however driver Sayad Agha was beheaded during the 3-week-long abduction, and translator Adjmal Nakshbandi was beheaded on Easter Day.
Prayers for the safety of the missing soldiers and all Coalition troops in Afghanistan.
Michael Scheuer : Israel "not worth an American life or an American dollar"
From ex-CIA agent Michael Scheuer's recent appearance on Bill Maher's show:
Bill Maher : "But Israel is a democracy in a part of the world that has none."Video at LGF.
Scheuer : "What? So what? It doesn't matter to Americans if anyone ever votes again."
Maher : "It doesn't?"
Sheuer : "We'll get by just fine, sir."
Maher : "I wouldn't. I wouldn't get by just fine."
Bill Maher's wrong about a lot of things, but he's spot-on here, and I'm willing to give him props for it.
Now, Scheuer's opinion isn't particularly disturbing. We already knew where he was coming from. What's disturbing is the wildly enthusiastic response Sheuer's statements elicit from Maher's audience
UK Paper: Israelis Snatched Nork Nuke Material in Syria
From the Timesonline:
Israeli commandos seized nuclear material of North Korean origin during a daring raid on a secret military site in Syria before Israel bombed it this month, according to informed sources in Washington and Jerusalem.No word yet on when House majority leader Nancy Pelosi plans to visit Syria to apologize for the raid.
The attack was launched with American approval on September 6 after Washington was shown evidence the material was nuclear related, the well-placed sources say.
Sat. Nite Music Blogging: Neal Morse
I've put up a Spock's Beard song here before, in the vain hopes that you Neanderthals would appreciate some real neo-prog. I don't know if it happened.
At any rate, here's Neal Morse (on the left, gabbing away and simultaneously shredding with his brother Al Morse with the original lineup of Spock's Beard, with drummer Nick D'Virgilio joining in later on vox, who was a drummer for Tear for Fears and for a latter-day Genesis album in addition to his primary gig with the Beard, which he now fronts after Neal's departure after he left Spock's Beard after becoming a devout Christian...phew...)
So pay attention to Neal. He was the original voice, keyboardist, songwriter, musical force and leader of Spock's Bead before 2003. He's a phenomenal singer, songwriter, guitar player, keyboardist and all-around great musician that I hold in high regard, and I think you thugs should, too. If you want a taste of his vocal abilities and full-band prowess with Spock's Beard and beyond, look below the fold.
Now start listening to real music and turn off the crap you're listening to. I'm serial. :-)
Neal singing "Coming Through," recorded for Spock's Beard second keyboardist Ryo Okomuto's solo album in 2002. Slightly cheesy with the vid editing, but the vocal skillz are what matters:
'The Light' - from Progfest 1995, with the original Spock's Beard line-up, with Ryo (added after the first album to free up Neal's hands a bit), with Neal in full control of everything - vox, keys, songwriting, guitar, etc.
One of my favorite Spock's Bead songs, with Neal's final album leading the band before he left to pursue a Christian music career (well, Christian prog music). Take in "Wind at my Back" :
One more - here's Neal solo, performing "We All Need Some Light," a Transatlantic song with Mike Portnoy, during his Testimony DVD. Epic, yet restrained:
September 22, 2007
'They Have No Right To Be Able To Speak Here'
"They have no right to be able to speak here..." - Columbia junior Ryan Fukumori, after student criminals rushed the stage and forced security to escort Minutemen founder Jim Gilchrist away.
I'll bet the student Gestapo at Columbia has stifled legitimate debate more often than that. Of course, a free propaganda platform is just fine for worldclass terrorist assmonkey Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as far as Columbia is concerned.
Update: photo of Fukumori.
Report: NorK training Syrian Missle Engineers
So now the story, apparently, is that the road to peace goes through Pelosi, Kucinich, North Korea and Damascus.
Maybe Syria will nuke Israel next summer. Wouldn't that prove the Democrat position effective!
Maybe we really should be dusting the Logan Act again, and start asking some tough questions of the Donk leadership.
§ 953. Private correspondence with foreign governments.
Any citizen of the United States, wherever he may be, who, without authority of the United States, directly or indirectly commences or carries on any correspondence or intercourse with any foreign government or any officer or agent thereof, with intent to influence the measures or conduct of any foreign government or of any officer or agent thereof, in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
This section shall not abridge the right of a citizen to apply himself, or his agent, to any foreign government, or the agents thereof, for redress of any injury which he may have sustained from such government or any of its agents or subjects.
Baghdad Patrol: Caption Contest
Caption this photo. Thanks to Carlo.
Don't Tase me Bro: Jawa Style
Thanks to Son of the Godfather, who noticed this link as a response to the 'Can't Tase This' video posted by Charles.
Dan Rather: The GOVERNMENT and CORPORATIONS Are "Influencing" Newsrooms
Quote Document Dan:
"Somebody, sometime has got to take a stand and say democracy cannot survive, much less thrive with the level of big corporate and big government interference and intimidation in news," he said on CNN's "Larry King Live."Remember when the Democrats and the former Clinton Administration threatened ABC's broadcasting license last year if they had the audacity to air something that was less than fawning idol-worship of the Clinton Administration and their "super-tough, kill-em-all" approach to fighting Islamic terrorism?
This disgraced propagandist doesn't know how right he is.
And Dan? Mary? It wasn't a big corporation that brought you down. It was your own gullibility, stupidity, bias and blind support for the Democrat Party, aided by some intrepid bloggers. No corporate influence whatsoever.
TSA Proflies the Real Suspects
Ever wonder what a total inversion of common sense looks like? Thank your government. The all-seeing, all-powerful, all-problem-solving government.
If there's a better pictorial representation of how the war on Islamic terrorism is being fought, I have yet to see it.
ht: Hot Air
Pakistani Taliban Moving in to 'Civilized' Areas?
Warintel picks up on this story claiming Taliban commander Qari Hussain Ahmad is planning an offensive from Lahore. If true, this would mean the Taliban are moving out of Pakistan's 'tribal' areas and into the major cities. Not. Good.
Video: Al Qaeda Murders Five Iraqis
Al Furqan, the media arm of al Qaeda's Islamic State of Iraq front group, has released a video showing the murder of five members of Iraq's Army. The Jawa Report has obtained a copy of the video.
The video shows the five hostages in front of the banner of the Islamic State of Iraq warning others not to join the Iraqi security forces. Later the five officers are shown on the streets where they are blindfolded, forced to kneel, and shot in the back of the head with a pistol by a mujahideen yelling "Allahu akhbar"--God is great. A second masked person is shown videotaping a second angle of the murders.
Al Qaeda posted the video in an effort to "prove" that the U.S. is losing in Iraq. Because nothing says we're winning like the murder of POWs.
I wonder if we'll see major coverage in the MSM about yet another Geneva Convention violation? Not only are they murdering captives, but they are celebrating those murders.
Yup, the US is just as bad as the enemies they fight. It's all the same. Keep telling yourself that.
Rest assured that if this was a video of Americans executing prisoners, it would be all over the news.
An Iraqi al Qaeda-led group, the Islamic State in Iraq, has shot dead five abducted Iraqi army officers and posted a video of the execution-style killings on the Internet on Saturday.
The footage, posted on a Web site used by insurgents in Iraq, showed a masked gunman shooting the blindfolded officers in the head with a pistol at what seemed to be a secluded area.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT SHOWING THE TRUE NATURE OF THE 'INSURGENCY' IN IRAQ BELOW.
UPDATE: I uploaded the video here. Yup, Rusty is"MacktastickWicked".
The video may also be downloaded by members of Laura Mansfield's Strategic Translations. We will have our own copy of the video up sometime later today. I'm currently in the process of converting and uploading it. Media types would be well advised to subscribe to Laura's service, as her copy of the video was released to members before it was released on the forums. My copy was downloaded from the forums later.
Here is the animated banner that al Qaeda released with the video.
Video : White Trash Trainwreck of the Day
Islamo-fascism Awareness Week - October 22-28
Beginning on October 22, student groups across the nation will hold Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week on their campuses. These protest weeks will feature a series of events designed to bring a message to these academic communities that challenges most of what students are taught about the so-called War on Terror both in the classroom and on the quad.Get the full scoop here.
September 21, 2007
Gun Owners: "More Fred, Please!!!"
The GOP presidential contenders addressed the NRA today. Word is that Fred stole the show:
Former Tennessee senator Fred Thompson won by far the warmest reception from the crowd, challenging the notion that stricter gun laws would reduce crime -- the centerpiece of Giuliani's defense of his past gun-control stance.Teh Rudy? Not so much:
"I've never subscribed to the notion that we made our country safer by infringing on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens," Thompson said.
In his speech, Giuliani argued that his zealous pursuit of gun laws was merely an attempt to cut out-of-control crime in New York, hoping to appeal to the law-and-order sensibilities of the NRA members. But the skeptical response from the heavily pro-Thompson crowd shows that another piece of the Republican base, along with anti-abortion activists and anti-immigration voters, may be out of reach for Giuliani as he tries to stitch together a path to the nomination.(I'm sure it didn't help that Rudy took a freakin' phone call in the middle of his speech.)
In any event, the chickens, as they say, are coming home to roost.
And they're assault chickens.
Five Months for POS Jesse Adam Macbeth
Un. Freaking. Believable.
Jesse Adam Macbeth, told lies that may have caused the deaths of many Americans serving in overseas.
Via The Blotter: A Washington man, whose claims to have slaughtered civilians as a U.S. Army Ranger in Iraq were seen by millions on YouTube, admitted in federal court in Seattle today that he was a fake and a liar.Not only that but, he became a propaganda tool for the Enemy.
Jesse Adam Macbeth, 23, pleaded guilty to charges he faked his war record.
"He was in the Army for 40 days before he was kicked out of boot camp for being unfit," said U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Sullivan. "He was never in Iraq."
Macbeth's story of killing men and women as they left a Baghdad mosque included claims that he was a U.S. Army Ranger and had received the Purple Heart for injuries suffered in combat in Iraq.But he now says he's, "Sorry!"
His interview was translated into Arabic and distributed in the Middle East, said the U.S. attorney.
"Macbeth's lies fueled hostility to our servicemen in Iraq and here at home," Sullivan said.
The judge must believe this POS now, because he only gave him five months in prison.
Macbeth, the phony U.S. soldier who claimed to have committed atrocities, was sentenced to five months in jail.
Video: Alicia Silverstone NUDE!
Finally, Alicia Silverstone NUDE. Remind me not to say that PETA is good for nothing ever again. They are good for something: getting naive, stupid, and hot* celebs to take their clothes off!
No, I wasn't searching for "Alicia Silverstone nude video", I was trying to see if my local cable company was playing the USC vs. Washington State game tomorrow and this just happened to be the top story at TV Guide.
And if you believe that, here's another one: Islam = peace**
I know a naked Alicia Silverstone urging you to go Vegan is some heavy propaganda, but please, don't go Vegan. You're a carnivore damnit!
Video & pics below: NSFW. Not Rated R, but probably Rated PG-13 for partial nudity--namely the hiney. But you probably shouldn't view it anyway.
*To be honest, I don't think Alicia Silverstone is that hot. I mean, she's regular hot, but not TV hot.
**actually, it's true. Not about Islam = peace, it doesn't, Islam means "submission". It's true I was searching for the game time at TV Guide's webpage.
Dealing With Mahmoud
Former New York City mayor Ed Koch was on Glenn Beck's television show last night and he had this solution to Ahmadinejad visiting Ground Zero.
An all Jewish police escort.
Now that would be interesting to watch.
An Expert Weighs in on the Importance of Public Worship
Trivia question of the day: Who said this?:
"And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly."(Answer below the fold)
Answer : Jesus Christ (Matthew 6, v. 5-6)
A few more passages on the importance of following "the rules" for being right with God:
Mark, Chapter 2, v. 23-24:
And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn.
And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful?
Matthew, Chapter 15, v. 1-2:
Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,Mark, Chapter 2, v. 15-16:
Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him.
And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners?
And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not?
Video: "Fort Mujahidin" Ramadi
I guess that's what's supposed to be so cool about Islam the murders are like, so religious?.
UPDATE by Rusty: Worst. Jihad. Video. Ever.
They claim to have made the video in "Fort Mujahidin", ie Ramadi. Since Ramadi is now the safest place in Iraq, I think it's not an exaggeration to say these guys are full of shit.
It's really a long splicing together of old footage. And not done very well at that. What Ansar al Sunna needs is an American traitor to help them out on the technical side. Maybe as Sahab will loan out Adam Gadahn?
*Oh I (Howie) see. 48 minutes, not 48 murders. For some reason, whenever I see the words Ansar al-Sunnah, murder always just pops into my head.
Learning to be a Good Muslim.....in School
I got an e-mail from Kendalee Garner who pointed out that her Nyssa, Oregon school is having a six week course on Islam. Six. Weeks.
And to think: they used to teach math.
New York's Jihad TV
Cable: it's not just Sponge Bob, Steven Colbert, and the Spice Channel--it's also jihad TV.
• A daily dose of Islamic jurisprudence from an Egyptian sheik, Amr Khaled, who comes direct from Cairo as TAC's prime advocate of "peaceful jihad," on how the duty of every Arab-American is to become first, second, and only a member of the Muslim Ummah.From the description the station doesn't sound like it's extremist at all. But that's just the point, isn't it? Even 'moderate' Arab stations portray the U.S. as the 'bad guy' and even 'moderate' Islamists are devoted to the implementation of sharia law.
• A nightly helping of Syria's CNN-style digest of the world, sent fresh from a Damascus studio where the Iraq war is nothing but an American butchery of Arabs, and the Zionist regime in Jerusalem is just biding its time until it gets what it deserves.
Hat tip: Infidels Are Cool
Clinton Admin Member Tied to Hsu Scandal
Former Clinton Administration member and current dean at The New School, Fred Hochberg, tied to Hsu scandal? Yes, he is.
I didn't think the scandal was all that big of a deal at first. But the smell has just gotten worse. It stinks. To high heaven.
When al Qaeda knows Your Name
An AP interview with our friend Laura Mansfield on how she scoops al Qaeda. We dub thee, bane of as Sahab.
Seriously, when al Qaeda knows your name (even if it isn't your real name)--and they know Laura's--you know you're good.
Watch video below.
Al Qaeda's Army of One
Very good analysis from Bryan Preston at Hot Air on the probability of al Qaeda's as Sahab video production company being no more than a few guys. It's even possible that the entire organization is a single individual--Adam Gadahn.
Now, I happen to know that there is more than one person running as Sahab, but I'd guess that fewer than a handful are significant in the actual production of the videos.
Worldwide al Qaeda Money Laundering Scheme Busted!
A worldwide terrorist money laundering scheme has netted 39 arrests. The al Qaeda fund raising scheme was centered in Washington, D.C, but extended around the globe.
The scheme was run from Washington, D.C. by Saifulla Ranjha's Hamza, Inc., but it had links around the country and the globe. Ranjha's right-hand man is said to be a Canadian, Mazhar Chughtai, who arranged the bank transfers.
The only other name I could find is that of a Pakistani, Aqeel Khalid, who was arrested in Seattle yesterday for trying to bribe an immigration officer so that the al Qaeda money-launderers could obtain legal permanent residency--a green card.
UPDATE: Allahakhchew notices two more names: Anar Muhammad Shan and Preces Mehmood Sandhu, both arrested in Spain yesterday.
he indictment of 39 defendants in an international money laundering case sends a message to potential terrorists and drug dealers that their financial pipelines are being monitored, a federal prosecutor said Thursday.I'll have more on this later.
Cooperating witnesses posed as drug smugglers, cigarette smugglers, and in one case as a terrorist who wanted to send money to al-Qaida, and asked the defendants to help transfer money. The four-year undercover investigation targeted defendants in the United States, Belgium, Canada and Spain, U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein said....
Raids were conducted in Maryland, Washington D.C., New Jersey and Spain on Thursday, authorities said.
Federal prosecutors are seeking $5.1 million in criminal forfeitures and ownership interest in two convenience stores located in Snow Hill, Md., where raids were also conducted Thursday. A home in the Eastern Shore town was also raided Thursday....
According to the indictment, Khalid and another man paid $40,000 last year to a cooperating government witness, who they believed would use the money to bribe immigration officials to obtain status as permanent lawful residents of the United States. Khalid's birthdate is in dispute, but he is believed to be 22, said Robbie Burroughs, an FBI spokeswoman in Seattle.
Mu.nu Blogger Attacked by Islamist Hackers
GM Roper was hacked yesterday, but is back online today. He was attacked by an Arab hacker "abo Jnieh" who, if I am reading the message correctly, alluded to the Danish Muhammed cartoon controversy as his motivation.
Abo Jnieh's hacking tracks are all over the internet. His victims seem to be concentrated on Hindu related websites, but he also targets other Arabs. Some of the messages he leaves seem to suggest he's hacking randomly, warning webmasters to close their security loopholes--but others warn his victims to repent.
I also notice that his old signature flag indicates he's Saudi. Possibly more later.....
Where Was Rusty?
*Two largemouth, two stripers, and a whole bunch of freshwater herring. I've had better days fishing on that particular spot, but if I didn't get away from this place for a day I think I might have totally lost it.
Islamists Targeting Swedish Cartoonist, Firms
Websites run by militant Islamists have listed the names of over 100 Swedish companies as possible targets in the ongoing row surrounding the publication in Swedish newspapers of a caricature of the Muslim prophet Muhammad.The cartoon is a caricature of Muhammad as a "roundabout dog" and it was drawn to test the limits of art, says cartoonist Vilks.
Detailing the addresses, maps and logos of Swedish businesses, the websites called for their readers to boycott these firms and "take revenge" on Sweden for the publication of a controversial cartoon by artist Las Vilks.
A few days earlier, a bounty was offered for the death of Vilks.
An al-Qaeda front organization in Iraq, the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Iraq, issued a statement on the Internet on Saturday offering $150,000 to anyone who slit the throat of Lars Vilks, whose sketch depicted Muhammad as a dog.Additionally, the Swedish government has received formal complaints from Iran, Egypt and Pakistan. Naturally, the situation is being taken seriously by the government and Vilks is in hiding under police protection.
It also offered $50,000 for the death of the editor-in-chief of the Nerikes Allehanda newspaper, Ulf Johansson, who published the caricature.
Friday Pre-Dawn Culture: Rachmaninov Edition
Got 10:40 to spare for some pastoral aural cheesecake?
Take in Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto, Movement II, with your morning news reading or coffee.
This is from a 1929 recording of Rachmaninov himself on piano playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Cracks and pops, warmth and all. Shimmering, soaring late-Romantic beauty for a turbulent world. Enjoy.
Check out other installments in the Jawa Report Music series if you haven't already.
September 20, 2007
Rudy Trying to Make Nice with NRA "Extremists"
This is rich:
Rudolph W. Giuliani will go before the rank and file of the National Rifle Association on Friday, seeking support for his Republican presidential campaign from a group he once likened to "extremists" for its efforts to repeal the ban on assault weapons.Sorry, Rudy, but this is one gun owner who's never gonna forget what you're all about and what you truly believe about my right to defend myself and those I love. And as we move forward through these next few months, I'll be reminding everyone I know. And I'm not alone.
But even as the former New York mayor strives to burnish his Second Amendment credentials at the gathering in Washington, a panel of federal judges in his home town will be hearing arguments on the lawsuit that Giuliani filed seven years ago aimed at punishing the nation's gun manufacturers for violent crimes involving firearms.
Announcing the lawsuit in 2000, then-Mayor Giuliani wrote in his weekly column about issues facing the city that "this is an industry which profits from the suffering of innocent people. The lawsuit is intended to end the free pass that the gun industry has enjoyed for a very long time, which has resulted in too many avoidable deaths."
He called the lawsuit "an aggressive step towards restoring accountability to an industry that profits from the suffering of others." The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit will decide whether the lawsuit -- against Colt, Glock, Smith & Wesson and others -- can move forward despite federal legislation that attempted to grant immunity to the companies.
Ahmadinejad To Visit WTC Site Despite Official Refusal - UPDATED
Action Alert - Please Read and Re-Post
Prompted by the following action alert from GDG contributor Kenneth Timmerman, I discovered that Iranian president Ahmadinejad still plans to visit 'ground zero', despite the NYPD's refusal to allow it for "security reasons".
In response to this outrage, many have begun organizing to repel or protest this incursion into one of America's most hallowed memorials. Please read the following action alert, and participate if you are able:
Dear Friends of Freedom,
The Foundation for Democracy in Iran, in coordination with Citizens United and other groups, is calling on all Americans, regardless of their origin or political beliefs, to come to New York on Monday to defend Ground Zero from desecration by the terrorist president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
We will be chartering buses from the Washington, DC area. Please watch our website, www.iran.org, for more details and for rendezvous points.
Kenneth R. Timmerman
President and CEO
Foundation for Democracy in Iran
For more information about this, please visit Michelle Malkin's blog.
(hat tip - Howie)
UPDATE BELOW THE FOLD
Updated/ bumped by Howie. McCain says Ahmadinejad should be physically restrained from getting to the WTC site. McCain is joking. But seriously, Ahmadinejad should be blocked. Allahpundit has the video.
I was curious what had prompted this second action alert, after receiving word last night that the visit was a "no go". Mr. Timmerman was kind enough to clarify:
Yes, what happened is this. Two hours after our initial email blast, Mayor Bloomberg’s office was inundated with phone calls, and independently of us, Mitt Romney and Hillary Clinton issued scathing statements condemning a visit to the WTC memorial site. That led the NYPD and Bloomberg’s office to issue their “retraction” saying that Police commissioner Kelly spoke with “outdated information.”
But that was merely Act II.
Act III began this morning, when the Iranians announced their intention to visit the WTC site regardless of no police protection. Ahmadinejad won’t be able to lay a wreath at the memorial, but he will be able to go downtown to the WTC site for a photo op.
So that’s what we are trying to prevent.
We’ll be posting updates as we receive them at www.iran.org
COALITION FORCES ARREST IRANIAN QUDS FORCE OFFICER
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces arrested an Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps – Quds Force officer in Sulimaniyah today.
Contrary to recent diplomatic initiatives, this individual has been involved in transporting improvised explosive devices and explosively formed penetrators into Iraq. Intelligence reports also indicate he was involved in the infiltration and training of foreign terrorists in Iraq.
The Quds Force is a covert action arm of the Iranian government responsible for aiding lethal attacks against the Iraqi government and Coalition forces.
Tornado Strikes Terrorist Safehouse
Yahoo video: Tornado Strikes Terrorist Safehouse
Hat Tip: Captain Spaulding.
Youssif Begins First of Many Surgeries to Come
Now that Youssif and his family have had a few days to adjust to life in the U.S., it's time to get started on the work to repair his burn-scarred face. Via CNN:
SHERMAN OAKS, California (CNN) -- A big day had arrived in little Youssif's life: Surgery day.
And the boy's joyous mood turned into fear.
Hospitals in Baghdad meant only pain. They didn't use anesthetic when he was treated there.
Now, on Thursday, he sobbed in his room as doctors came to take him to the operating room. "No," he said in English, clinging to his father.
Tears rolled down his father's face. His mother wept.
It was 6:05 a.m. (9:05 a.m. ET). Youssif was wheeled out of the room, escorted by his parents.
The boy held his dad's hand as long as he could. When they had to let go, the boy screamed and cried even more.
His 2½-hour surgery was about to begin.
[. . .]
"I am happy and so upset. I'm not worried about the doctor's abilities. I'm worried about what my son is going to go through," [his father] said softly, clenching his hands. "A 5-year-old shouldn't have to go through this."
Marveling at her boy dressed in a Superman shirt, Zainab said her son hadn't been this joyful since he was so savagely attacked nine months ago, when masked men grabbed Youssif outside his Baghdad home, doused him in gas and set him on fire.
"Even back home in Baghdad, Youssif was never this happy," she said.
"Just look at him," she chatted with her husband. "Remember when we first arrived here and he wouldn't talk to anyone? Look at him now."
This is just the first of the many surgeries that will be necessary to reconstruct the little boy's face, but each day will bring him closer to the time when he will be free from pain and disfigurement. Hopefully each day will also bring healing to his spirit, and a sense of the love and concern that everyone involved in this project has for him. Then the smile on his face will reflect the joy in his heart.
Look below for some cute Youssif pictures.
Five-year-old Youssif was recovering Thursday from several hours of surgery to repair his badly burned face, and his doctor is happy with the outcome.
"It went well," Dr. Peter Grossman told CNN. "I was very pleased to see that everything went the way we wanted it to. Youssif was scared, but he was a trouper.
"Surgery really went without any complications, and we're very pleased at the outcome."
Grossman said Youssif will have some pain as he recovers.
"But kids are really pretty brave, and they get over the pain relatively quickly," the burn expert said. "And he's shown that he's a brave young boy."
Here are some photos of Youssif since he has been in the U.S.:
Youssif at the playground.
Video: Osama bin-Laden, Come to Jihad
al-Qaeda also released a new video message from Osama bin-laden today. The Jawa Report has obtained a copy of the video. A quick review shows that this is an audio message that plays in the background of video footage of UBL in the mountains of Waziristan.
AP Via Yahoo News: CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Pakistanis to rebel against President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in a new recording released Thursday, saying his military's siege of a militant mosque stronghold makes him an infidel.We will make a copy of the video available shortly.
The storming of the Red Mosque in Islamabad in July "demonstrated Musharraf's insistence on continuing his loyalty, submissiveness and aid to America against the Muslims ... and makes armed rebellion against him and removing him obligatory," bin Laden said in the message.
"So when the capability is there, it is obligatory to rebel against the apostate ruler, as is the case now," he said.
Bin Laden's voice was heard over video showing previously released footage of the terror leader. The video was released Thursday on Islamic militant Web sites and first reported by Laura Mansfield, an American terrorism expert who monitors militant message traffic....
...Maj. Gen. Waheed Arshad, a Pakistani army spokesman, said the army will continue its fight against terrorism, regardless of any threats.
"We have the aim and objective, as our national duty, to eliminate terrorists and eradicate extremism. The Pakistan army will continue to carry out its role against terrorists wherever they are found, whether in the tribal areas (of northwest Pakistan) or elsewhere."
"Such threats issued through videos or in any other way cannot deter us from fulfilling our national duty," he said.
More from the AP here.
Hat Tips: allahakchew and Tribeca.
Update: Video added below the fold.
If you have trouble reading the subtitles here's a Direct Link to video. Shift click and stretch your browser.
Our post and the Zawahiri tape released with this one is here.
(For those of you on dialup, I have a transcript available courtesy of Laura, email Howie and I'll send you copy.)
Rusty is out today, We'll have some posts but if you have links. Go ahead.
The Jihadis Don't Like Us
Rock the Jawa, Rock the Jawa!
http://gimf-gimf.12gbfree.com/x/y/modules/news/Today it looks like this...
Pwned by Jawas? Twice?
Cyber Jihad Denied!
Rev. Dobson Vindicated?--or Maybe Not. Rev. Dobson's going after Fred again, in an email to his suporters:
"Isn't Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won't talk at all about what he believes, and can't speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?" Dobson wrote....Dobson's denouncement comes on the heels of this scandalous info:
Dobson and other Christian conservatives support an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would bar gay marriage nationally. Thompson has said he would support a constitutional amendment that would prohibit states from imposing their gay marriage laws on other states, which falls well short of that....
U.S. News and World Report quoted Dobson earlier this year as questioning Thompson's commitment to the Christian faith — comments Dobson contended were not put in proper context. Dobson in this week's e-mail writes that suppositions "about the former senator's never having professed to be a Christian are turning out to be accurate in substance."
At a recent campaign appearance in South Carolina, Thompson said he got his values from his parents and “the good Church of Christ.” But he said he does not belong to a church or attend church regularly at his home in McLean, Va., just outside Washington.I may be wrong, but I doubt Dobson's attacks are going to have much, if any, negative effect on Fred's standing among evangelicals. Whatever their opinions on Fred's personal spiritual beliefs, most devout Christians I know are primarily focused on how a candidate's positions on the issues are going to affect their families and their communities. If they know that Fred understands their concerns and that he's willing to fight for what they believe in, they'll be backing Fred, even if he doesn't conform to Rev. Dobson's definition of a "REAL Christian."
“I guess I’m one of those people who feel a little uncomfortable getting too inside your person and personality, but I understand it’s necessary,” Thompson said, as reported by the Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald-Journal. “I’m doing the best I can with it, because I don’t hold myself out to be a perfect person. I’ve not always met the standard that I’ve set for myself, but I know that I’m right with God and I’m right with the people I love, and the people I love are right with me.”
UPDATE : It was pointed out in the comments that James Dobson isn't a "Reverend." He's just a dude. I thought he was a "Reverend." My apologies.
New al-Qaeda Video: The Power of Truth
Laura Mansfield: The As Sahab video, "The Power of Truth", announced today by the organization, has a total running time of 1 hour, 20 minutes, 34 seconds.We will have updates and an embedded copy available ASAP.
The documentary style video begins with the voice of Mohamed Atta shortly after hijacking the plane that would fly into the World Trade Center, and includes clips from various Al Qaeda leaders, as well as clips from TV news and features. The video also includes it's spin of US politics.
Although Osama Bin Laden appears in this video, all of the clips appear to be older footage, including segments taken from his October 2004 message to the American people, and his April 2006 message "Oh People of Islam".
Portions of the video showing Zawahiri are clearly newer, with references to the events at the Lal Masjid this summer, and to the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
This analysis will be updated as we continue to analyze the video.
al-Qaeda seems to be hip on destroying itself of late, last week they issued a declaration of war against the Anbar tribes that are driving them from Iraq. I think al-Qaeda has been spending way to much time sampling their own products, don't you? Captain Ed thinks so too:
The timing of this release gives an indication of AQ's intent. By this time, their cells should have carried out at least three attacks, one each in Denmark, Germany, and Turkey, after Osama bin Laden's message from two weeks ago. The German cell had a deadline of September 15th, and one could presume that the others had similar instructions. This video was meant to be seen after three successful attacks across Europe and Asia, behind enemy lines for AQ. It was meant to demonstrate Western impotence.
Instead, the failed attacks underscore AQ's own growing impotence. They have not conducted any successful attacks outside of Iraq in quite some time now, and their grand strategy to embarrass the US during the Petraeus testimony has failed. Zawahiri's claims of victory and momentum wound up being nothing more than hot air. It's a fizzle, which demonstrates the kind of affect a forward, aggressive strategy against terrorism can have when properly maintained.
Update: There is also a new audio message that claims to be from UBL, but I can't extract it. Apparently al-Qaeda is so scared of having the message intercepted that they overcomplicated things. Ha!
Update: I have the UBL tape. It contains video footage of UBL and and audio messages.
Stand by. Video here.
Update II: Video added click the image below the fold.
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Deported Alien Returns, Kills Police Officer
(Phoenix, Arizona) Throughout his young life in Phoenix, illegal alien Erik Jovani Martinez (pic) has been in trouble with the law. He was a documented gang member, spending time in juvenile detention, the Maricopa County Jail and prison. Assaults, theft and drug charges pepper his rap sheet starting with his first arrest in 1999.
In March 2006, Martinez was finally deported.
In May 2006, Martinez returned to the Phoenix-area and was arrested by Scottsdale Police for a domestic dispute. Upon release from custody, a judge ordered Martinez to attend domestic-violence counseling. Martinez didn't attend and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
This week, 22-year-old Erik Jovani Martinez gunned down Phoenix Police Officer Nick Erfle.
My condolences to the family and friends of Officer Nick Erfle.
Fed Up, They Are
Nigel asks the obvious question:
Just curious. Where's the father of the baby? If the church really wanted to keep the family together, don't you think they could go find the dad?
September 19, 2007
Little Boys And Their Little Toys
I know, our military is stretched thin, so a war would be devastating, according to the usual sources.
The thing is, though, we don't need our military to win. We could beat these people with the Vienna Boys Choir:
LONDON — A Syrian military installation rocked by an explosion in July was being used to develop chemical weapons, and Iranian engineers were among those killed, a respected defense publication reported Wednesday.
Jane's Defence Weekly said the blast hit the site of a joint Iranian/Syrian project to fit short-range ballistic missiles with chemical warheads.
The July 26 explosion struck a military complex outside the city of Aleppo, killing at least 15 soldiers and wounding 50 others, according to Syria's state news agency, SANA. The agency said the blast was caused when high summer temperatures set off high-explosive materials at a weapons depot.
But Jane's cited Syrian defense sources as saying the explosion took place during a test to fit a "Scud C" missile with a mustard-gas warhead. It quoted the sources as saying the explosion occurred when fuel caught fire in the missile production laboratory.
"The blast dispersed chemical agents (including VX and Sarin nerve agents and mustard blister agent) across the storage facility and outside," the publication quoted the sources as saying.
The magazine said that, in addition to the 15 Syrian troops, "dozens" of Iranian weapons engineers were killed.
It begs the question, just whose side is Allah on anyway?
stein hoist: my anti-mullah friend with the bad link (wink wink).
Evan Maloney: What Are College Administrators Afraid Of?
Unfortunately, academia is not only becoming less open, but also more political. A recent study of campaign contributions found that academics put more money toward political candidates than the oil and gas industry, electric utilities, computer and Internet businesses, and pharmaceuticals. Considering how rapidly the cost of a college education is rising, I'm surprised that someone in Congress hasn't denounced higher education’s "obscene price increases" and "heartless gouging of the consumer."Some might call it a culture of corruption. A culture of buying influence. An imbalance of perspective and opinion. A monopoly of thought.
What we do know is that the political donations of academics leans heavily toward one side of the ideological spectrum -- more than three-quarters of it goes to one political party. Perhaps not coincidentally, that political party tends to support higher taxes and more money for the academic industry. In other words, taxpayer money is paying the salaries of academics who use some of their salaries to fund politicians who support sending even more taxpayer money to those very academics. That's a nice setup.
Indoctrination factories. Interesting how the Democrats, always whining about "fairness," see no problems or conflicts of interest with the ongoing self-perpetuating and incestuous political and financial relationships between themselves and academia.
Elizabeth Edwards Begging For Nutroots Intervention?
After being threatened Coreleone-style by nutroot harpy Jane Hamsher last week, Lizzy Edwards decided to ignore the warning and proceeded to thrash the newest incarnation of Hillary Care, saying it was just like Silky Pony's.
"We would have expected her to be the first one out of the box, not the last one out of the box with a health care plan" Elizabeth Edwards said. "And then for her to come up with one that looks like John's, it's almost as if she hasn't been willing to have the courage independently to be a leader on these things."She's been cruising for a bruising, as it were. Remember the Godnutroot's warning, Elizabeth:
Edwards also said Clinton shouldn't raise money from people through a program that allowed donors to rub elbows with key members of Congress.
"You can have a meeting with a member of Congress if you donate to Hillary's campaign. What she's saying is she's willing to sell special access to the government. Just send a check," Edwards said.
So here’s the rule. You never repeat right wing talking points to attack your own, ever. You never enter that echo chamber as a participant. Ever. You never give them a hammer to beat the left with. Just. Don’t. Do. It. [...] We love you. We want to love you.Dissent among the left will not be tolerated.
Knock it off.
The Truth About Ernie Chambers
By now, I assume, you've all heard about Nebraska state senator Ernie Chamber's filing of a lawsuit against God.
The conventional wisdom that's starting to float around about this story is that he is filing a frivolous lawsuit to make a point about the preponderance of frivolous lawsuits in this country. I watched him make this point on Glenn Beck's t.v. show tonight and he sounded downright Conservative about frivolous lawsuits.
Sounds great, doesn't it?
Too bad it isn't the truth.
Maybe you remember the story not too long ago about the Nebraska judge who barred the use of the words "rape" and "victim" in the trial of a sexual assault case. Well, the victim of the sexual assault, the one who was barred from using those words in her testimony on the witness stand, filed a lawsuit against the judge.
That, my friends, is the "frivolous" lawsuit that Ernie Chambers is responding to with his stupid antic.
The truth about Ernie Chambers, the apparently affable clown who filed suit against God, is much darker than you think.
In 1970, a 911 call was placed to the Omaha police, reporting screams coming from a house. Two of the officers who responded to the call, Larry Minard and John Tess, entered the house, which was actually vacant at the time. In the living room, there was a suitcase. As Officer Minard went to pick up the suitcase, it exploded. He was killed instantly, and Officer Tess was severely wounded.
Two members of the Black Panthers, Edward Poindexter and David Rice, were arrested, tried, and convicted for the murder of Officer Minard. They're currently still in the Nebraska State Penitentiary.
Nebraska state senator Ernie Chambers, when he's not filing lawsuits against deities, has, for 37 years, been one of these copkillers most staunch advocates.
There, now you know the truth. If you don't believe me, well, you'll just have to Google it.
OUTRAGE! - Ahmadinejad To Tour Ground Zero!
I just received this "action alert" from Global Defense Group contributor, Kenneth Timmerman, and I am re-posting it here to increase it's exposure.
Please help us send a strong message to New York's Mayor Bloomberg: NO!
Just Say No! to Ahmadinejad tour of Ground Zero.
The Foundation for Democracy in Iran is calling on all Americans, regardless of their origin or political beliefs, to contact the office of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to oppose allowing Ahmadinejad to tour Ground Zero during his visit to New York next week.
NY City police commissioner Raymond Kelly announced today that the Mayor's office was "in discussions" with the Iranian regime's Permanent UN mission and the U.S. Secret Service to arrange the visit. FDI president Kenneth R. Timmerman called an Ahmadinejad tour of Ground Zero an "unconscionable outrage to the memories of our dead," and warned that the Iranian president was seeking "bragging rights" with his terrorist friends. Download our full statement as a Word doc, or as a PDF file.
[For full information, go to our website: www.iran.org]
Contact information for Mayor Bloomberg:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
PHONE 311 (or 212-NEW-YORK outside NYC)
FAX (212) 788-2460
UPDATE - From LGF:
UPDATE at 9/19/07 1:31:12 pm:
An update at WCBS880.com says the NYPD has rejected Ahmadinejad’s request.
GIMF Jihadis Targetted Soccer Games, UN
More on the possible targets discussed by three Austrian and one Canadian member of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). At least eight more members of GIMF are being sought. National Post:
A suspected bombing cell whose members were arrested in Canada and Austria last week had allegedly discussed attacking United Nations facilities and next year's European soccer championships.Some of the eight shouldn't be hard to find. They have a few websites I'm sure they're on as we speak. After we posted the new location of GIMF's main Arabic website, they got shut down. But they're up again.
A suicide bombing at the Euro 2008 tournament in Austria and Switzerland, and attacks on large crowds and political figures, were among the scenarios allegedly considered by the suspected cell members.
New GIMF website: http://gimf-gimf.12gbfree.com/x/y/modules/news/
You'll notice that latest posting is from yesterday and features a video from al Qaeda in Iraq.
CAIR, ACLU Sue FBI
I don't get it: is there a right to know that you're under surveillance? And even if the FBI has had members of your group under surveillance in the past, doesn't the fact that it hasn't arrested most of them kind of indicate that they've been cleared?
America's Victory in Iraq
We won the war, so Iraqis have finally come to believe. Only on the streets of Europe and America is there really a question over "if" we can win.
Again: We won. I know that will disappoint many on the Left.
And I know the response: if we already won, how come there are so many Americans still dying in Iraq.
And the answer is: there aren't a lot of Americans dying in Iraq.
3783 Americans have been killed in in Iraq over the course of 4 years.
At the Battle of Antietam, in a single day, 23,000 were killed.
At the Battle of the Bulge 19,276 Americans were killed.
It's never been a question of if we would win, only a question of if Americans would see it through to victory.
You'll definitely want to read the article below.
"We may differ with our American friends about tactics, I might not see eye to eye with them on all matters. But my message to them is one of appreciation and gratitude," he said. " To them I say, you have liberated a people, brought them into the modern world. They used to live in fear and now they live in liberty. Iraqis were cut off from the modern world, and thanks to American intervention we now belong to the world around us. We used to be decimated and killed like locusts in Saddam's endless wars, and we have now come into the light.....Hat tip: Professor Chaos
"Little more than two decades ago, in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution and the Lebanon War of 1982, the American position in this region was exposed and endangered. Look around you today: Everyone seeks American protection and patronage. The line was held in Iraq; perhaps America was overly sanguine about the course of things in Iraq. But that initial optimism now behind us, the war has been an American victory. All in the region are romancing the Americans, even Syria and Iran in their own way.".....
"The truth is that the Sunnis launched this war four years ago, and have been defeated. The tribes never win wars, they only join the winners."
Kate O'Beirne on the DREAM Act
Having gotten their asses handed to them on the "big amnesty," our distinguished gentlemen in Washington are now working to pass a "little amnesty." Posted at NRO:
Under the DREAM Act, applicants for amnesty who claim to be enrolled in a community college, technical school, or university will receive immediate “conditional” legal status. Sound familiar? The Migration Policy Institute estimates that about 1.3 million illegal aliens will be eligible for the amnesty. Because the act’s provisions are retroactive, additional illegal aliens will also qualify. Along with illegal aliens who have graduated from high school or completed a G.E.D., any illegal alien, regardless of age, who initially came here illegally before age 16 and meets the education provisions qualifies for a green card and eventual citizenship. As green-card holders, they can all sponsor their illegal alien parents for green cards. To accommodate DREAM Act aliens and their parents, numerical limits on green cards are lifted.UPDATE by Rusty: Much more from Michelle Malkin here.
Israel Declares Gaza "Enemy Entity"
This would seem obvious to most people, but Israel has finally taken the official step of declaring Gaza to be an enemy, a step that Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh says constitutes an act of war. As if the Kassam rockets raining down on Israel launched from Gaza daily are an act of peace. Via Reuters:
GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian Islamist group Hamas said on Wednesday that Israel had effectively declared war by labeling the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip an "enemy entity".
"It is a declaration of war and continues the criminal, terrorist Zionist actions against our people," said Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for Hamas in the coastal enclave.
Israel's security cabinet declaration on Wednesday that Gaza was an "enemy entity" opened the way for cuts in fuel and other supplies to the territory, an Israeli political source said.
"They aim to starve our people and force them to accept humiliating formulas that could emerge from the so-called November peace conference," Barhoum said, referring to a U.S.-sponsored meeting expected to be held in two months.
Militants in Gaza regularly fire rockets into Israel and Israeli forces have raided the enclave, from which the Jewish state evacuated troops and settlers two years ago.
These are the peaceful people who still hold Gilad Shalit captive more than a year after he was kidnapped, who gave us such loveable TV icons as Jihad Mickey and Nahoul the Killer Bee, and whose little girls make music videos about their suicide-bombing mamas. If it weren't so tragic, it would make a great soap opera or country song. Maybe when Gaza evolves to the trailer-park level, it will have a promising future as the redneck capital of the Middle East.
Heartache: bin Ladens Divorce
They made such a great couple. Kinda makes you think: if it could happen to the bin Laden's, it could happen to any one.
Of course, most of us don't have the added pressure of a death fatwa or honor killing coming between us and our spouses. But, hey, that's not so different than the current credit crunch putting stress on marriage, is it?
Omar bin Laden's father, Osama, could not be reached for comment from hell.
Jane Felix-Browne, 51, who wed Omar bin Laden, 26, in April, told The Sun: “We are both in fear of our lives.
“People are opposed to my marriage because I am British. I wasn’t prepared to see the man I love die. That is why we have decided to end our marriage.”
She told how al-Qaeda terror chief Osama’s powerful Saudi family had been humiliated by their marriage.
She claimed threats were made that scrap metal dealer Omar would be flung in prison on trumped-up charges....
Jane said: “We were both absolutely devastated. We cried for three whole days.”
RCP : Fred's Polling First in South Carolina
As most of you know, RealClearPolitics maintains rolling averages of the latest primary polls, both nationally and in the early primary states.
Given their methodology, taking first place in their South Carolina stats actually means something.
UPDATE : If Mitt's the nominee, the GOP might have trouble holding on to the Deep South. Tied with Hillary in Alabama? Not good.
September 18, 2007
Video : Saluting the Troops - Hottie Style
h/t : Allah
Video: Muslim 'El Mujahadid' Behead Serb, Play Soccer With Head
TV report showing 'El Mujahadid' unit--which later was incorporated into the Bosnian Muslim Army--preparing to behead a Serbian. Portions of the video not shown also show these Bosnians playing soccer with the Serb's decapitated head.
Warning: About 1:45 in to the video you begin to see bound prisoners, and knives & axes being sharpened. The video does not show the beheading, but it does show one bound prisoner being shot. It also shows children being trained by the Mujahidin.
The date stamp from the beheading portion of the video shows 1995--two years after this unit of mostly foreign fighters was incorporated into the Bosnian Muslim Army under the command of the War Council headed by Bosnia's then-president Alija Izetbegovic.
I expect YouTube to delete the video soon, but I've downloaded it and will re-upload it somewhere else as soon as time permits.
The footage, broadcast by BN TV apparently shows the 'El Mujahadid' unit "sharpening axes" which they later allegedly used to behead a Bosnian Serb soldier.Thanks to Tribeca for finding the video.
The video also reportedly shows footage of the mujahadeen in playing football using a decapitated head instead of a ball, Serbian news agency Tanjug reported.
It contains chilling scenes showing mutilated corpses mujahadeen tying up and abuse prisoners of war. A mujahadeen is heard saying: "They call us terrorists. We are terrorists and we will destroy all the enemies of Allah."
The El Mujahid was a unit consisting of fighters from Muslim countries, who, as they say on the tape, came to Bosnia to "fight for Allah."
Maj. Troy Gilbert's Wife Speaks Out
Over the past several days I have received dozens of requests to see the recent video released by al Qaeda in Iraq which showed the terror organization desecrating the body of downed pilot Maj. Troy L. Gilbert. The majority of those requests came from Troy's friends and comrades at Luke Air Force Base. They expressed a wish to see just what it was that Troy was fighting in Iraq.
Despite my hesitation over sending the video, many insisted that they needed to see the video. Some of them are close with Troy's widow, Ginger Gilbert, and felt that watching the video would help them support her in this time of need.
One of those that requested the video is an instructor at Luke AFB. He says he will use the video to show his students what they are up against.
Friends of the Gilbert family told me earlier today that Ginger would be holding a press conference today. I mourn with her at the grief of the loss of her husband, and I share her outrage at anti-war propagandists to use her husband's death to discredit the cause he gave his life for.
Ginger Gilbert, making her first public comments since the video emerged last week, said Tuesday that she couldn't remain silent after watching media coverage of a "disturbing video" of the corpse, identification card and crash site of her husband, Maj. Troy Gilbert.God bless you Ginger Gilbert, and God bless all those who knew Troy at Luke AFB.
"When media chooses to use Troy's plane crash as a political catalyst to generate anti-war sentiment, it only serves to degrade the moral integrity my husband possessed and the morale of those still selflessly serving," Gilbert said at news conference at Glendale's Falcon Dunes Golf Course, across from Luke.
"Every time the press lends credibility and significance to terrorist propaganda clearly designed to erode public support or questions the validity of our brave soldiers' selfless acts of service and the war itself," she added, "it only serves to damage our country from within its own borders and embolden those who would do us harm."
Flanked by friends and family members clasping hands, Gilbert thanked Arizonans, the Air Force and her Desert Springs Community Church in Surprise for serving as a "shield of protection for my family's welfare and betterment over the last 10 months."
Mukalla, Yemen Under Siege
A message from the Youth of Mukalla, Yemen to the Free World
MUKALLA IS UNDER SIEGE
WE are citizens of the city of Mukalla, Hadramout Yemen. We would like to draw your attention to what is happening in Hadramout and the southern provinces of Yemen known in the past as South Yemen or South Arabia.
Hadramout have been witnessing demonstrations and sits-in in opposition to the worse situations in the southern governorates i.e.: mistreatment, taking our lands by force, stealing our oil and fish wealth by military forces, and big officials coming from the north taking our jobs, forcing others to retire very early with a very tiny salaries, others without salaries especially soldiers, corruption, absence of security and safety, and killing in the midday.
The demonstrations have been taking place almost every other day in Mukalla and other southern provinces. Military forces open fire at the demonstrators, killing two persons in Mukalla ,two in Dhala and one Aden and many have been injuried in different areas of the south, including kidnapping of politicians and journalists.
Dozens of politicians and young men have been detained due to their participation in the demonstrations. Others have been chasing after, which forces them to leave their cities as they feel their lives is in danger should they stay with their families .
WE are the people of Mukalla as well as our brothers in the other governorates feel disappointed because the international media and press as well as the Arabic ignore their case (what is happening in the South).
WE are the youth of Hadramout claim the national and international human rights organizations, International community as well as security council to intervene to protect us from the police regime of president Salah in Sanaa to bring international teams and observers and human rights organizations to search facts and to defend the people here whose life is in danger
Youth of the city of Mukalla
More about the civil unrest in Mukallah and elsewhere
HADRAMOUT, Sept. 16 — Media and local sources from Hadramout governorate have mentioned that security forces dispersed, last Friday evening, a big crowd of angry demonstrators amounting to 3,000, with flood nozzles.
The demonstrators chanted mottos like “for your cause detainees!” and raised red and black signs together with the photo of youth Salah Sa’eed Al-Qahom, who was killed during the march on the first of September. They also raised photos of Socialist leader Hasan Ahmed Ba’aum, demanding immediate release of detainees held over the demonstrations.
In the early hours of the demonstration, security forces arrested the chairman of Yemeni Unionist Congregation Nasser Baqazcuz, accusing him of inciting people to demonstrate. They also arrested a member of the local council, Saleh bin Hamel, as well as nine other people whose identities are unknown.
Citizens complained their houses and shops got damaged by the heavy water sprayed by flood nozzles used by security forces.
Meanwhile, the Coordinating Authority of Political and Popular and Civil Society Forces denounced the new arrests which involved many citizens and the excessive use of force while dispersing a peaceful marching.
One BILLION Dead in Iraq!
Kos: 1.2 million deaths in Iraq. What, not high enough? Throw a guy a frickin bone. Better make that one billion!
Video: Murtha Confronted Over His Haditha Blood Libels
Hot Air has video of Rep. Jack Murtha being confronted over his blood libels against US Marines over the Haditha incident.
His shameless defense: that the "trial's still going on." That's true in the case of Frank Wuterich, but the charges have been dropped against three other Marines and Murtha made no distinctions between them last year when he accused them of having murdered Iraqis "in cold blood."
The reason this is a "blood libel" is that the accusation that US Marines are "cold blooded killers" continues to circulate in the Sunni Arab press, and Murtha's statement is often cited as "evidence" that "every one knows" that Americans routinely murder civilians.
And why is it that many Sunnis join the Islamist "resistance"? Because they are convinced that we are the bad guys. There is a moral imperative to fight Americans because of this kind of propaganda.
Of course, when our soldiers intentionally kill civilians they are prosecuted. Case in point: Haditha--when even the appearance of wrongful deaths leads to a prosecution.
When their soldiers intentionally kill civilians they are praised. Case in point: a video released by Ansar al-Sunnah--a Sunni Islamist group--this past week showing two civilians murdered by the group.
They're so proud of these murderers that they make a snuff video showing just how awesome it is to kill civilians!
Thank you Jack Murtha. People like you who slander our troops help our enemies recruit new blood so they can kill your fellow Americans.
Ansar al-Sunnah Murders Two Iraqis
After a long absence, Ansar al-Sunnah has released another of it's disgusting snuff videos. In the video, two Muslims are labeled apostates and murdered for working for the Iraqi government.The following is the Google translation of the statement released with the tape.
Confessions 2 Cronies government apostasy and establish the rule of Allah including BaghdadThe video is interesting because the first man in the video sings a nasheed. A nasheed is an Islamic hymn. The second man in the video is breathing heavily and shows a bloody nose. I suspect that he was beaten just prior to the camera taking his confession.
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After the singing and the display of identification, the men are placed bound in an alley and shot in the head. The man on the left flinches and screams as the first shot misses him. The murderer follows with three more shots. Both men are left dead in the alley.
So here are two more Muslims, working for the future of their country, brutally murdered by the terrorist group Ansar al-Sunnah. I pray these murderers are caught the the deaths of these men avenged.
The murdered men's names were Ali Athim Abdul Aziz and Rahim Abdul Reza.
Frame grabs and video below the fold. (some graphic images)
Nearly Half of British Mosques Run by Radicals
If 'moderates' want to do away with free speech--the ability to criticize their prophet--then imagine what the radicals are after. This week's Shire News Network podcast interviews Andrew Norfolk of the London Times who has spent the last nine months investigating Britain's mosques.
Listen to the podcast here.
Andrew's stunning article his here. Here's a teaser:
Almost half of Britain’s mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to “shed blood” for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.What, me worry?
Riyadh ul Haq, who supports armed jihad and preaches contempt for Jews, Christians and Hindus, is in line to become the spiritual leader of the Deobandi sect in Britain. The ultra-conservative movement, which gave birth to the Taleban in Afghanistan, now runs more than 600 of Britain’s 1,350 mosques, according to a police report seen by The Times.
Ramadan in the City of Mosques
Bill Ardolino has some more pics from Fallujah, the City of Mosques.
Korean Christian Hostage Mastermind Killed!
Good news, the Taliban commander who was responsible for the kidnapping of South Korean Christian missionaries--and the subsequent murder of two of them--has been killed.
Revenge. She is a bitch.
Mullah Abdullah Jan, the Taliban commander of Qara Bagh district in Ghazni province, was among the 12 killed in the strike on a mud-brick housing compound overnight, said Ghazni provincial police chief Gen. Ali Shah Ahmadzai.Kill all the Taliban, let Allah sort them out.
Jan watched as his fighters stopped and kidnapped a tour bus full of South Koreans in July, Ahmadzai said. Officials previously said they had killed another commander behind the kidnappings, a Mullah Mateen, but Ahmadzai said Jan was higher-ranking.
Thanks to GM.
"Help me kill those who offended the Prophet" UPDATED
I'd call death threats against those who have the audacity to blaspheme the Muslim prophet Mohamed alarming. But it's not. In fact, it's quite predictable. Since Islam recognizes no distinction between sin and crime than anything deemed blasphemous would be considered criminal.
And what is the penalty for unrepentant blasphemers under Islamic law? Death.
Flemming Rose writes from Copenhagen about death threats against blasphemers and apostates in Europe and 'moderate' Muslims trying to stifle free speech.
Notice this posted at the al Firdaws forum last year:
“Help me kill thos who offended the Prophet”:www.alfirdaws.org has recently been PWNED.....
“I am looking for fastkilling poison. I’ll do it myself, and Allah will witness what I say.”
UPDATE: Image courtesy of David of Lunde Designs.
Truther: Help! Help! Help!
Heh, Apparently Andrew Meyer thinks the vast right wing conspiracy goes all the way up to and including John Kerry.
I reckon if the man in the video, Andrew Meyer, had just walked out, he would have been let go. Michelle Malkin has the full story here.
Muslim Dentist Demands Patients Wear Hijab
The dentist is Omer Butt, the brother of Hassan Butt who once was a terror recruiter in Britain.
It is claimed that the 31-year-old dentist asked to speak to the woman in private after she turned up for an appointment at his clinic in Bury.At least they are prosecuting him.
According to the charges, he questioned her on whether she was a Muslim and told her that if he was to treat her she would have to wear Islamic dress.
He is also said to have read out a number of religious rules to her.
He then told his nurse to give the patient her own headscarf to wear, the accusation says.
Hat tip: Snapped Shot
Hassan Butt has changed his views on political Islam and now works with Irshad Manji and other liberal Muslims as a reformist.
Former al Qaeda "Capital" Now Safest Place in Iraq
What a difference a year makes. Totten:
In early 2007 Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar Province, was one of the most violent war-torn cities on Earth. By late spring it was the safest major city in Iraq outside Kurdistan.Read the rest. Remember, this is the same city that al Qaeda in Iraq declared as its capital for the Islamic State of Iraq.
September 17, 2007
Islamic Charity Funding Terror via Palestinian Universities
Patrick Poole of Central Ohioans Against Terrorism has exposed an Ohio-based Islamic group that is funneling money to HAMAS through Palestinian universities with apparent impunity.
Specifically, the not-for-profit group, Arab Student Aid International (ASAI), has pumped millions of dollars to the Islamic University of Gaza (IUG) which has been recognized by Congress as a fungible cash resource for HAMAS terror activities. U.S. public funds are barred from distribution to IUG. Nevertheless, private American sources continue to provide money to the IUG and other HAMAS-connected schools.
Now, since the government has shuttered the Holy Land Foundation and other Islamic "charities" for funding terrorist organizations, why has ASAI been allowed to continue to send money and assistance to HAMAS through the Palestinian universities?
In this regard, Congress only stopped public money, via the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), from going to IUG and other terrorist-connected schools, however, nothing specifically prohibits private American dollars from being sent and used to purchase suicide belts, AK-47s or Katyusha rockets..
Frankly, the issue of private funds being slithered through universities to terrorist organizations is news to me and I'm made to wonder how widespread the practice might be. For instance, is the U.S. providing funds for the Taliban through Pakistani and Afghan schools? Or, is Hezbollah getting U.S. dollars through Syrian or Lebanese universities? And what about Jemaah Islamiyah? Is it getting American cash through Indonesian or Malaysian universities?
Would-be Scottish Jihadi Convicted
A moment of honesty. Just keep reading until you see teh funny in it. AP at Breitbart:
A jury at Glasgow's High Court found Mohammed Atif Siddique, 21, guilty of four terrorism offenses and also of causing a disturbance by telling fellow students he planned to become a suicide bomber.Bomb-making guides. Yup, sounds like he was merely conducting research into his religion to me alright......
Siddique, from the town of Clackmannanshire in central Scotland, had stored and posted guides to bomb-making, guns and explosives on a network of Web sites, prosecutors said.
Defense lawyer Aamer Anwar claimed Siddique was merely conducting research into his religion and was the victim of heightened sensitivity fed by terror attacks.
Oh, and there's a Canada connection too. Thanks to Andrew Breitbart for the tip.
GIMF's Jihad in Germany
Roland Ströbele in the World Politics Review:
Fritz G. has been long known to Bavarian police authorities. The 28-year-old German converted to Islam several years ago and was a frequent visitor to the "Multi-Kultur-Haus" in Neu-Ulm, an Islamic cultural center that was shut down by the authorities in January 2006 on account of Islamist activism. According to investigators, radical "preachers of hate" frequented the Multi-Kultur-Haus, recruiting "holy warriors" for Jihad or collecting funds for the latter.What kind of material?
Incendiary writings, inciting hatred against Christians and Jews, were found among the materials seized by investigators in the Multi-Kultur-Haus. Simultaneous with the order to have the center shut down, the association that ran it was likewise banned. But the closing of the Multi-Kultur-Haus has hardly led to a diminution of Islamist activities in the region. The hardliners continue to meet in the so-called Islamic Information Center (IIZ) in Ulm. For the German domestic intelligence agency, the Verfassungsschutz, the IIZ remains the base of the Islamists.
"It is our belief that if anyone claims that any other currently existing religion -- any other religion than Islam, that is: for example, Christianity, Judaism, etc. -- is acceptable to Allah, then this person is an unbeliever. He should be encouraged to show remorse and if he does not do so, he must be put to death as an apostate (murtad), since he has denied the Quran."
Chaves To Dictate School Curriculum
Hugo Chaves takes over schools public and private.
AP via Yahoo: CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened on Monday to close or take over any private school that refuses to submit to the oversight of his socialist government as it develops a new curriculum and textbooks.I suppose the new citizens will also have all kinds of cool state imposed extra curricular activities, like say The Junior Anti-Sex League.
"Society cannot allow the private sector to do whatever it wants," said Chavez, speaking on the first day of classes.
All schools, public and private, must admit state inspectors and submit to the government's new educational system, or be closed and nationalized, with the state taking responsibility for the education of their children, Chavez said.
A new curriculum will be ready by the end of this school year, and new textbooks are being developed to help educate "the new citizen,"
Sex gets in the way of Chaves worship time.
Open Links and stuff
***Sticky until you run out of links****
It turns out you can work 10 hours on posts that are original, informative, and important. Are those the ones that get read? Nope.
Any one have any links they want to recommend? I got nothing. Absolutely nothing. I'll put links in posts below for the day.
al Qaeda in....MEXICO!?!?!
Some are suggesting that al Qaeda is collaborating with left-wing insurgent groups in Mexico. I dunno...it's possible, but how likely is another question.
But since we know al Qaeda is full of Tom Clancy fans. And since we know Clancy predicts the next al Qaeda attack will be on soft targets via the porous Mexican border. What excuse do we have in not stopping illegal immigration not today, but five years ago?
Some More Good Terrorists
Dead ones. Article below. Thanks to GM.
9/14/2007 BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed five terrorists and detained 21 suspected terrorists during operations Friday in central and northern Iraq targeting senior leaders of al-Qaeda in Iraq and a foreign terrorist network.
Near Yusufiyah, Coalition forces targeted the network that facilitates the movement of foreign terrorists in the southern belts around Baghdad. Surveillance elements observed four armed men maneuvering from the target building into position against the assault force. Responding to the hostile threat, Coalition forces engaged the armed men and called in close air support to assist them. Two armed terrorists were killed by ground fire and two were killed by aircraft fire. The ground forces detained five suspected terrorists for their alleged ties to that foreign terrorist network.
Two coordinated operations in the Jabouri Peninsula east of Balad targeted foreign terrorists and associates of al-Qaeda in Iraq senior leaders. Coalition forces captured two brothers who allegedly operate a safe house for foreign terrorists planning and conducting attacks in the area. The brothers are also believed to be responsible for attacks on Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces. Four additional suspected terrorists were detained in the operations.
Operations in Mosul and Kirkuk targeted senior leaders of al-Qaeda in Iraq and their networks in northern Iraq. Coalition forces captured a suspected administrative leader for al-Qaeda in Iraq’s Mosul network and detained nine other suspected terrorists.
Based on information from an operation Sep. 8, Coalition forces conducted a raid northwest of Tarmiyah and killed an armed terrorist who attempted to engage the assault force.
“Terrorists are unwelcome in Iraq,” said Maj. Winfield Danielson, MNF-I spokesman. “We will continue to attack al-Qaeda in Iraq’s networks to stem the flow of foreign terrorists who attack innocent Iraqis.”
Terror Threats in Florida?
I'm going to have to go with not serious. Yeah, I know the word jihad is in there, but still. Notice that the would-be terrorist dropped the postcard in the mail in Gainesville. I'd start by asking the dumbasses in the Florida State chapter of the MSA. I bet there's at least one member dumb enough to pull this kind of prank.
Hat tip: Martin
Is Osama bin Laden Dead II?
Look, if they can fake this, they can fake a "new" bin Laden video. Let me make it clear: I'm not taking a stand either way. I don't know if bin Laden is alive.
But I don't think it's borderline Trutherism to suggest the most recent bin Laden video might have been faked. It's not grasping at straws to notice that the "video" was actually two short video clips between which a long audio was superimposed over a static frame.
Further, the video was very unclear. Even in the 500+ meg large version of the video was fuzzy. Not like al Qaeda's as Sahab production at all.
Here it is. Judge for yourself. It's pretty freakin' amazing. He even conveniently freezes the image whenever a name from current events is mentioned. Wow.
I expect Kafir, who knows more about video editing, will have some more to say on this.
GIMF Terrorist Worked in SECURITY at Airport FREED
When I saw on Allah's headline thingy that one of the recently arrested members of the Global Islamic Media Front in Austria had worked at an airport I was stunned. The same airport that was on the target list for the ring to attack. Imagine my reaction when I realized he worked security.
Actually, he worked security for the railway company that connected to the airport, and for a time worked station security at the airport. Two targets in one.
But none of that was behind the conniption fit I just threw: Austria freed him on Saturday.
Since 2002 he has been drawing unemployment. That's right, Austria has been paying this piece of filth to sit on his ass and plan acts of terrorism. I honestly don't see how he had the time. What with all the GIMF produced videos, magazines, and online television productions which explicitly endorsed al Qaeda and pretty much every other jihad movement around the globe.
So, I guess he's free to go about encouraging violent attacks against the West while drawing his unemployment benefits.
It's also the first article to name the third Austrian suspect: Adem Yilmaz
Austrian authorities are searching for at least eight other members of GIMF said to be involved in the plot.
Might I suggest starting in France? Here is GIMF's newest main website. Hosted in gay Paris.
Eine, zwei, neun: Can the German Media Count?
According to the German media
4,000 6,000 10,000 50,000 100,000! anti-war protesters showed up in D.C. last week. I guess anything more than elf is just a guess.
AQI Musters "dozens" for "Little Tet" Ramadan Offensive
What if al Qaeda in Iraq organized a Ramadan offensive they dubbed "Little Tet" and could only muster "dozens of fighters" to show up.
Dozens. Of. Fighters = "Little Tet".
It's Hammer Time!
An Interview With an anti-al Qaeda Mukhtar in Fallujah
As Bill describes them, Mukhtars seem to be something like block captain, neighborhood watch coordinator, and alternative dispute resolution arbitrator all wrapped up into one. Here's a taste:
Mukhtar: The people of Fallujah, now they know the truth of the terrorists, the mujahadeen. Now they know that these people are not working for Fallujah; no, they are working against the people here. So they've changed their minds, all of their thinking about the terrorists. Fallujah was a city of peace for a long time. It's the “city of mosques” and all the people are peaceful, hard workers.So, Iraqis slowly losing faith in the "blood for oil" theory, yet the American Left continues to cling to it.
INDC: Why was there so much conflict with the Americans initially?
Mukhtar: We thought America wanted to steal Iraq. And from our perspective as Muslims, you should fight against thieves. And all the people around the world ... it's the same in America ... if Iraq went to America to take America, all the people would fight against Iraq. I think we can agree about that.
INDC: What do you think of Americans now?
Mukhtar: The Americans now are peaceful -- more than us (laughs). They are helpful and give humanitarian support for the people here. [READ THE REST]
Michael B. Mukasey : The Second Coming of Harriet Miers?
Word is that Judge Michael B. Mukasey is Bush's nominee for Attorney General. I don't really know much about Judge Mukasey yet. Apparently, both Chuck Schumer and leftist activist Nan Aron think he's peachy.
Other folks aren't so keen:
Some conservatives objected to the choice and "gave the White House an earful," according to one Republican familiar with the process.Echoing that:
Some of these critics raised the case of Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, who was an enigma when nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He frequently is a liberal vote.
In "some conservative circles," meanwhile, "there is wariness of Mr. Mukasey," and "some compared" his "potential ascendancy with the nomination of Bush confidante Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court."I'll be honest. I was hoping to see Ted Olson as AG. Ted's a smart, tough-minded lawyer, and his nomination would've sent the lefties into conniptions.
For now, I'm reserving judgment on Mukasey. It's possible, I suppose, that the endorsement of Chuck Schumer and Nan Aron isn't as bad as it looks. Not likely, I think, but possible.
Texas/Minnesota Companies Helping Terrorists
At least three U.S. companies continue to do business with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist organization. The PIJ is a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and shares the same longer terms goals as al Qaeda. The shorter term goal of PIJ is the destruction of the state of Israel and the establishment of sharia (Islamic) law. The PIJ is known to intentionally target and kill civilians, including Israeli children.
Often web-based companies do not know who they are doing business with and do not monitor the content they serve because financial transactions and webpage building takes place online through standardized forms and templates.
Since The Jawa Report ran a story on September 5th about the PIJ websites enabled by American corporations, all three companies have been notified that they are violating US law. None of the companies have responded and all continue to help these violent terrorists spread their message, recruit new blood, and inspire the murder of civilians.
PIJ has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and the leaders of PIJ Specially Designate Nationals by the U.S. State Department. Under U.S. law it is illegal to provide business services, even free ones, to terrorists such as the PIJ.
Below: each of the three websites carries the logo of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Above right: an image from one of the websites glorifying a rocket attack which killed an Israeli civilian.
Domain registration services are provided to PIJ for all three websites from the Sunnyvale California internet giant Yahoo!.
Webhosting is provided to all three PIJ websites from Dallas, Texas:
ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
1333 North Stemmons Freeway
Suite 110 Dallas, TX
DNS service for http://www.sarayaalquds.org/ provided by KOM.CC, which appears to also be run by St. Cloud's Cold Fusion.
Thanks to Larry for the tip.
BONUS: e-mail a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist!
As always, if he replies, please FORWARD the e-mail to Rusty.
Wordpress Still Hosting al Qaeda Website: Killing Americans is Muslim Duty
A few readers e-mailed me wondering what the significance was of Osama bin Laden, in the most recent "new" video, urging Muslims to "join the caravan of martyrs." The phrase doesn't interest me as much as the fact that it's also the name of a popular website hosted on Wordpress.
Don't let the disclaimer fool you, the website explicitly endorses al Qaeda. They even go so far as praising the former leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musam al Zarqawi. The man who personally beheaded Nick Berg and who's brutality even prompted Ayman al-Zawahiri to urge caution lest he create a negative attitude towards al Qaeda.
After a long posting on how tender and nice Zarqawi was, the website goes on to pray:
May Allah swt accept his martyrdom. Ameen.I've mentioned the website many times before, but don't you think it's about time that Wordpress took our complaints seriously?
And just in case you don't understand where the author & website are coming from:
The ruling to kill the Americans and their allies–civilians and military–is an individual duty for every Muslim who can do it in any country in which it is possible to do it...That is from the "About" page and those are the words of Osama bin Laden.
We — with God’s help — call on every Muslim who believes in God and wishes to be rewarded to comply with God’s order to kill the Americans and plunder their money wherever and whenever they find it.
We've complained to Wordpress about the website in the past to no avail. Either the company doesn't care or they are understaffed and not equipped to deal with such complaints. Either way, their inability or unwillingness to respond to these complaints is sickening.
Florida Company (and AT&T) Hosting Terrorist Website
UPDATE: Well, what do we have here? Another Islamic Army in Iraq site. This one very active. Oh, and hosted by AT&T.
Looks like the new "Reform and Jihad Front". The Islamic Army in Iraq wasn't exactly enamored by al Qaeda's "Islamic State of Iraq" so they have set up their own competing shadow government. This would be their website.
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To be honest, one of the lamest attempts at jihadi propaganda yet seen. Even so, here it is.
Al Boraq Media is the propaganda arm of the Islamic Army in Iraq. The same geniuses that brought us "we shoot down giant American warplane". The IAI is also the same group of "resistance fighters" who murdered American civilian hostage Ronald Shulz and Italian Red Cross worker Enzo Baldoni.
The website isn't too complicated. It simply states the need for organizations like al Boraq to get the "truth" out to counter the Western media and reiterates why propaganda is so important for the jihad. But still, it's sickening enough having this stuff on the internet--but even more sickening seeing an American company helping the terrorist murderers out.
http://www.alboraqmedia.org/ = 18.104.22.168
I see that the IAI has a new address.
E-mail a terrorist: firstname.lastname@example.org
September 16, 2007
An American Terrorist in Somalia
I'll let you go watch it over at Weasel Zips. It's sickening, really. To be honest, I think I might know who this guy is, but still not sure. Expect an update in the next day or two.
You may remember that there was already at least one American convicted of helping the African Taliban in their jihad. Daniel Joseph Maldonado, aka Daniel Aljughaifi, was convicted of training to commit acts of terrorism overseas. He now denies that he was in Somalia helping the African Courts Union set up an Islamic state and that he only copped a plea to reduce a potential terrorism conviction. But witnesses in Somalia not only place him as an active ICU fighter, but also receiving training from al Qaeda operatives.
It is also known that Madonado has a number of supporters and sympathizers in the U.S., some of whom have vowed to continue the jihad in Somalia.
In addition to Maldonado, one of the heads of the African Taliban is an American. Ibrahim Hassan Addou is an American citizen and the ICU's "Foreign Minister".
Israelis Foil Syrian Nukes
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO COMMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An expert on the Middle East, who has spoken to Israeli participants in the raid, told yesterday’s Washington Post that the timing of the raid on September 6 appeared to be linked to the arrival three days earlier of a ship carrying North Korean material labelled as cement but suspected of concealing nuclear equipment.HFS!!!
The target was identified as a northern Syrian facility that purported to be an agricultural research centre on the Euphrates river. Israel had been monitoring it for some time, concerned that it was being used to extract uranium from phosphates.....
But intelligence sources suggested it was a highly successful Israeli raid on nuclear material supplied by North Korea.
Hat tip: Jesusland Carlos
USC vs Nebraska
If you see two guys mowing their lawns in dresses, that would be Vinnie and Mike.
Nat'l Guard Posterboy Protests War...In Uniform
But consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds.
PS - And he's voting Democrat? Unable to unplug himself from the DNC machine, huh?
Website for Ex-Muslims Hacked: FaithFreedom.org
Several days ago I was told by a reader, Cindy, that Ali Sina's faithfreedom.com website was hacked, probably by Muslim online jihadis. The website was down, but since I had no way to confirm the reason for the site outage, I didn't say anything.
But I can now confirm that the website was hacked. We can't confirm who hacked it, but it's not exactly hard to guess. It's a website which supports Muslims leaving Islam. Under Islamic law, apostates may receive the death penalty.
Luckily the website was backed up and is slowly coming back online.
Here is the letter Cindy received:
"Hi Cindy,While I don't agree with everything the Faith Freedom website espouses---which seems to be a Christian response to Islam--I certainly agree with their main point: faith ought to be based on choice and as long as Muslims are not allowed to choose to leave Islam they are not free.
...Yes, the server was hacked. We are in the process of performing a full restore now. It will take about a week to complete. Thanks for the offer of assistance.
FFI Server Administrator
Terror in Tampa Update: Iraqi Terror Angle
In addition to the following news posted below, let me clarify something a source told me: that Youssef Megahed and Ahmed Mohamed were probably not planning to commit acts of terror within the United States, but that they actively helping promote violent jihad outside the US--specifically in Iraq.
Specifically that they were trying to come up with easy ways for would-be jihadis around the world to make bombs. In other words, they were experimenting.
Oh, and did I mention that at least one of the two may have been on his way to Iraq? And not to fight for the good guys......
This SP Times report seems to back that assertion up:
When federal agents searched the men's car, a Toyota Camry registered to Megahed's brother, Yahia Megahed, they found the stuffed pipes wrapped in plastic bags in the trunk alongside a 5-gallon container of gasoline.Also, it looks like CAIR knows something. They defend Megahed, but...and this may be a first for CAIR....have harsh words for Mohammed.
Explosives experts categorized the items in the trunk as incomplete pipe bombs, each large enough to blow out windows in a room but not strong enough to destroy a house. Potassium nitrate is a low-grade explosive otherwise used as fertilizer. Kitty litter bound the ingredients while syrup could add fuel....
Agents also found a box of bullets underneath the front passenger seat, where Megahed sat. On a laptop hastily unplugged, agents discovered sites that concerned them, including searches of Qassam rockets, weapons developed by the Palestinian militant group Hamas, often made with steel pipe, liquid sugar and potassium nitrate....
In July, Mohamed posted a video on YouTube that explained how to transform a toy remote controlled car into a detonator, Hoffer said. The 12-minute video is narrated by a man speaking Arabic with an Egyptian accent. It shows no face, only hands.
"Mohamed admitted he made and uploaded it," Hoffer said.
The video's narrator says it's meant "to save one who wants to be a martyr for another day in battle," Hoffer said. The narrator also mentions a previous example that used a remote controlled toy boat. Federal agents searched the New Tampa home of Megahed's family and found a remote controlled toy boat, Hoffer said.
Ahmed Bedier, director of the Central Florida office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, was quick to distinguish between Megahed and Mohamed.It seems that CAIR ought to head those same words. Wake up CAIR!
"It's obvious there are two separate individuals with different charges and different allegations," he said. "I wouldn't be surprised if the two individuals end up having separate cases altogether."
He defended Megahed, saying it appeared he "just happened to be in the car." But he had harsher words for Mohamed.
If he could talk to Mohamed, Bedier said, "I'd say, 'Wake up!' "
Hat tip: allahakchew
Daily Kos: Thanks Hillary, For Slandering Petraeus
They mean it.
Petraeus is trying to help the Bushies hide their war crimes and war lies behind Petraeus's uniform, a uniform which Petraeus has now disgraced by his working most every MSM venue like a champion media whore.Don't question their patriotism. They support the Troops. Seriously, dood.
A vital nerve must have been struck to set the right wing howling so about their holy man Petraeus, and I think that we should get Hillary's and MoveOn's backs on this particular issue.
So, whatever your 2008 candidate affiliation, please rec here now to show some love for Hillary and MoveOn for how they took on Bush's media whore Petraeus!
Alex Jones Does His Best Hitler Impression
If you haven't seen the screaming, ranting lunatic in action before, you need to see this video of him delivering a stemwinder to his brigades of mindless 9-11 Troofer blackshirts. Try not to laugh too hard.
Brunei Pursues Alternative Energy
The definition of alternative energy sources doesn't always conform to the Manbearpig Dictionary.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI: Brunei is trying to tap coal resources that have gone neglected for decades to help reduce its dependence on oil and gas, the government said.Heh.
Brunei has widespread coal deposits of reasonable quality, but their potential has not been systematically explored using modern technology, said Zolkiflee Abdul Karim, acting director of the government's Petroleum Unit, in a government statement Wednesday (12 Sept).
The Energy Ministry is formally pursuing efforts to map out potential areas for commercial prospecting, the statement added.
VIDEO: The Secret History of 9-11
One of the best documentaries about 9-11, starting with the 1993 WTC bombing and going up to 9-11, you will ever see.
The Clinton Administration hasn't gotten its hands on it, and won't. And now you can really see what happened when we missed Bin Laden in the 1990's, why the decisions made by the Clinton team weren't effective in getting or killing Bin Laden, how the Bush Administration (to it's discredit) made AQ a low priority upon the transition of the Oval Office between administrations, how the hijackers were trained, the chaos of 9-11, and everything else.
There are so many nuances and details in the story, from NSA wiretaps to arguments about collateral damage to CIA covert operations tracking these terrorists, that make it difficult to completely describe how adequate this documentary is.
Set aside 90 minutes and get yourselves up to speed about how and why 9-11 happened.
PS - The last 25 minutes or so are spent literally making the Bush Administration look like a bunch of incompetent morons, with segments noting that they still have been less than forthcoming about what kinds of things they were ordering on 9-11; like who gave the shootdown order, their desire to attack Iraq instead of Afghanistan, etc). In other words, this documentary spreads the blame around to all parties, and doesn't pull punches. That's why (I felt) it needs to be seen.
So watch with some hope, anti-BOOSHies. He gets what's coming to him, if you will merely sit through the 8 year run-up to 9-11 where BOOSH wasn't even a blip on the radar screen.
NEW Vanessa Hudgens Naughty Pics???
In the wake of the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal, a new set of "naughty pics" has emerged.
OK, they're really not very naughty, but everybody's all worked up about the quasi-pseudo-kinda-sorta good ghey vibe in the pics, so if you're curious about the whole thing, you can check 'em out here.
Ron Paul could not be reached for comment.
Yemeni General: We demand equal citizenship
Exclusive statement from General Ali Moqbel
In an effort to enlighten our readership on the true nature of the growing civil unrest in Southern Yemen, Armies of Liberation obtained an exclusive statement from Brigadier General Ali Moqbel, organizer and member of the Yemeni Retired Military Consultive Association (MCRA). In the statement, General Moqbel clarified the goal of the protests, "We demand equality in citizenship and the return of all our officers to their positions."
General Moqbel explained the purpose of the protests, "The goal of the MCRA is to return all southerners to their previous employment in the same positions, both civilians and soldiers, who were referred to retirement after the war in 1994, many of whom were termed as in excess positions."
The statement continues, "All of our achievements in the South were lost upon unity which was announced May 22, 1990. We demand compensation for all persons without exception who sustained material losses at the hands of the state during these years.
Our demands are not arising from the air as indicated when President Saleh himself frankly admitted mistakes. We have the right to these demands and to equal citizenship. If the ruling party does not correct these mistakes, then the world will know who refused the unity of May 22, 1990."
Context and timeline follows:
North and South Yemen unified in 1990. After Yemen's civil war in 1994, the ruling northern elite failed to reconcile with the South as a whole. The decade that followed was perceived by many Southerners as characterized by institutionalized discrimination, engineered poverty, widespread looting and political exclusion. These long simmering tensions came to a head beginning May 22, 2007 when a series of popular protests lead by the MCRA began in several governorates. The Yemeni regime responded with increasingly repressive measures, provoking greater popular outrage. (See our Jawa's Yemen category.)
As a result of the protests, President Saleh has returned hundreds of former soldiers to their posts; however tens of thousands were not. Instead the government announced it will reinstate the draft. The well over 100,000 forcibly retired Southern military and civil workers charge that they were illegally discharged as a punitive measure after the war. The pensions they receive are lower than their northern counterparts, below a sustenance level and contravene national law, they maintain.
Governmental media rhetoric has heightened tensions, for example labeling the 1994 civil war “a secessionist and apostate war”. Protests around the former PRDY resulted in the deaths of several protesters and hundreds of arrests and injuries as security forces broke up the demonstrations with live fire, tear gas, water cannons and batons. Riots ensued.
Movement leader, retired Brigadier General Naser al-Noba will stand trial in a military court, officials announced. The Defense Ministry announced early in September that 20 protesters arrested would be charged with treason, a death penalty offense. Increasingly repressive measures by the Yemeni regime against its citizenry will certainly foster increasing frustration as the public loses hope in gaining equality through peaceful means. The inability of the Yemeni government to honestly reconcile legitimate grievances has created instability throughout the nation and over time. Meanwhile President Saleh recently dubbed the protests "a tempest in a teapot".
September 14, 2007
The Single Most Important Quote From The Single Most Important Blog Post In The History Of Blogging
Can be found here.
Huskers 27 Trojans 24 - Vinnie’s boys will upset Rusty’s over-rated Trojans. Take it to the bank, Shackleford.
"This is madness!"
"Madness? This is Memorial Stadium!!!!!!!"
GIMF Jihad in Canada-Austria Update
Yesterday we reported that a Canadian had been arrested because of his relationship with three Austrian members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). What I missed was the name of the Canadian GIMFer.
Via LGF we learn that his name is Said Namouh, age 35.
According to this Globe and Mail article Namouh is a Canadian resident of Moroccan decent. He uses the alias "Nashraf" in his online activities. He's also been arrested for breaking and entering recently, but has yet to be tried.
It appears that Namouh flew to Austria to meet with the would be jihadis who were building a car bomb.
What I also didn't realize was that GIMF probably wasn't started in Germany--which has been it's main base of operation for several years--but in Canada.
The group appears to have its roots in a now defunct Yahoo group called "Global Islamic Media". That group is alleged to have ties with Islamic militant Ramzi Ahmed Yousef through its founder, Abu Banan.
Abu Banan once ran a website which listed the address of the organization in Quebec, Canada.
And where was Said Namouh detained? Quebec.
Oh, there are many more dots to connect here. Including the fact that the "Global Islamic Media" group is where Irhabi (terrorist) 007 seems to have got his start.
And that the "Global Islamic Media" group was shut down by Yahoo after they predicted an event which would force the Spaniards to elect a government which would withdraw troops from Iraq.
Much more here.
I've opened up a new archive since I believe there will be a lot more news about GIMF very soon. GIMF archive here.
Bloggers Talk to Bush on War
Bill from INDC journal is in Fallujah and talking to President Bush. I'm jealous. Go read it here.
UPDATE: Roundup here.
Osama in Yemen? (Or Africa?)
Errrr, I dont think he's in Yemen. But if you see this guy, let me know.
Washington, Sept 14: The Bush Administration’s former chief counter-terrorism adviser, Richard Clark, has claimed that Osama bin Laden is either in Yemen or Somalia, and not in Pakistan.
Clark, who was also the chief counter-terrorism adviser to the National Security Council during the Clinton Administration, said that bin Laden was propagating a kind of propaganda to lure Washington into a sense of neutrality to enable it to strengthen itself.
"Osama bin Laden had been saying for years, ‘America wants to invade an Arab country and occupy it, an oil-rich Arab country.’ He had been saying this. This is part of his propaganda," the Daily Times quoted Clark, as saying.
"In other words, we stepped right into bin Laden’s propaganda. And, the result of that is that al Qaeda and organisations like it, offshoots of it, second-generation al Qaeda have been greatly strengthened," he added.
Photo courtesy of Hot Air
UPDATE by Rusty: Horn of Africa? Er, haven't I been saying that since, oh, 2003? Yeah, I think Clark is a nutjob, but there is something to the notion that if bin Laden is alive, he's not in the same caves occupied by the rest of the al Qaeda jerkoffs.
None of the bin Laden videos over the past three years have the same quality as those prior to that time. None of them are comparable to the other as Sahab produced videos of recent years. If you look at similar videos featuring Zawahiri, al Libi, or Gadahn, there is a similar production quality. And that quality is rather high.
Not so with bin Laden's videos which tend to be of a much lower quality, never show him interacting with other al Qaeda members, and which appear to have been taken at a different location---one without a blue screen backdrop.
As far as Clark's idiotic notion that we are doing exactly what al Qaeda wants us to do--I'm speechless. It's falsified by the fact that bin Laden has explicitly asked that we withdraw from Iraq. So, bin Laden asks us to do something--withdraw--and by not doing it we are doing exactly what he wants us to do?
This is bin Laden as diabolical genius. Every move we make is part of his grand scheme.
Well played Mr. bin Laden. Well played.
If we are in a bind in Iraq and elsewhere, so too is al Qaeda. Because on one level people like Clark are right--the Iraq war is a great recruitment tool for al Qaeda.
The problem is that people like Clark don't understand al Qaeda's goals. It's sheer ignorance. Al Qaeda's goal is not to kill or to commit acts of terror. Terrorism isn't an end, it's a means.
The short-term goal of al Qaeda is the establishment of regional Islamic states based on sharia law. Since the U.S. stands in the way of that goal, they attack us.
Yes, Iraq is a recruiting ground for Salafi radicals, but having an army is not enough. That isn't his goal. His goal is for us to withdraw so that he can then use that army to establish Taliban-like regime. As long as we stand in the way of that goal, we are winning.
Random factoids from Jane:
1) Over 25,000 migrants made the sea voyage from Somalia to Yemen in 2006. Hundreds of jihaddists made the trip in reverse, leaving from Yemen to join the ICU in Somalia last year. Weapons and funds also transited via this route. Its a two day journey in a small boat.
2) The Sudan was recently found liable in a federal court for the attack on the USS Cole. The victims' families were able to sue because the Sudan is classified as a state sponsor of terrorism by the State Department, a designation not shared by Yemen, which precluded the families from bringing a similiar suit against the Yemeni regime.
Another al Qaeda Vid? The Ghazwa on Manhattan and Washington
Jay from Stop the ACLU wrote me in regards to a possible third al Qaeda vid being released sometime soon. As I read the description of the new "al Qaeda" video, something seemed, er, familiar.
The video is said to feature al Qaeda's number one man in Afghanistan Mustafa Abu Al-Yazid and:
The tape also features a montage of images showing the burning World Trade Center towers in New York and individuals such as Saudi King AbdullahWhich is odd, since just yesterday Laura Mansfield intercepted a video featuring al-Yazid and sent it to me.
I'm guessing it's the same video. You can watch it here. In which case a) we already have it b) you can watch the whole thing below c) it's not an al Qaeda produced video, but a GIMF production.
If it turns out to be a different video, we'll try to let you know that too. But I'm pretty sure it's the same one. And, as I said yesterday:
Frankly the video isn't all that interesting. A lot of footage of Osama bin Laden, but none of it new. They actually sample the sound the Tardus makes from Doctor Who, which is kind of funny. GIMF also sports a shiny new logo.The difference between al Qaeda's "as Sahab" production company and "GIMF" may not seem that important--they both produce jihad propaganda.
I can see why SITE and Intel Center thought this was an "as Sahab" video--or the reporter misconstrued their words. For some odd reason, as Sahab is announcing this GIMF video. It's almost as if Adam Gadahn has some kind of relationship with GIMF........
It also makes me wonder how come the Middle East Online isn't a subscriber to Laura's Strategic Translations.
CAIR Still Not out of Hot Water in HLF Case
A judge is still pondering whether or not CAIR will remain an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation trial.
It's interesting to see CAIR claiming, on the one hand, that Audrey Hudson's WaTimes report showing that their contributions have dried up is completely false. Yet, on the other hand, they use that same report in their motion asking the judge to remove them from the unindicted co-conspirator list.
Audrey Hudson has more in today's Washington Times.
Sunnis Vow Revenge Against al Qaeda
1,500 mourners showed up for the funeral of anti-al Qaeda tribal Sheikh Abdul Sattar Abu Risha. Sunnis in Anbar have vowed revenge.
Each day the noose tightens a little more.....
UPDATE: Nutroots rejoice over Abu Risha's murder. Can we question their patriotism now?
US Builds Bomb Bigger than Russian "Father of All Bombs"
When I first heard the news about Russia developing the world's biggest non-nuclear bomb, I was pretty pissed. If there's one thing I can't stand is for America to be second best in something. Especially when that thing is what we are known for around the world: blowing stuff up.
So, I am pleased to announce that America is still #1 at blowing stuff up!
The U.S. has a 14-ton super bomb more destructive than the vacuum bomb just tested by Russia, a U.S. general said Wednesday...Not only is ours bigger, it also penetrates.
McInerney said the U.S. has "a new massive ordnance penetrator that's 30,000 pounds, that really penetrates ... Ahmadinejad has nothing in Iran that we can't penetrate."
He also said the new Russian bomb was not a "penetrator."
We Americans have such humongous bulbous bombs.
Poll: Nearly 50% of Pakistanis Heart bin Laden
"Moderate" Pakistan, back in the news. Osama bin Laden's approval rating at 46% in Pakistan.
I see a long post in this about democracy in the Muslim world, but frankly what's the use?
Kent State Prof Praises 9/11 "Martyrs"?
I'd say it was unbelievable, but I'd be lying. It's completely and utterly believable.
It was a nice, peaceful morning until I received an email from someone claiming to be Professor Julio Pino of Kent State University....Pino has not responded to Mike's simple request that he deny being behind the e-mail.
“The martyr has no time for peace; no time to be cynical, or pessimistic.”
“The Muslim world is poetic, and the greatest of all epics is martyrdom.“Laa ‘ilaaha ‘illallahu (There is none worthy of worship but Allah) must be on his dying lips that he may enter Paradise. Not by chance did Mohammed Atta’s ‘Instructions for the Final Night’ counsel him [sic] make these his last words before crashing into the World Trade Center. Amen.”
Thanks to once-a-Jawa-always-a-Jawa See-Dubya at Hot Air.
Terror Supporter Teaching at Kent State
Jihad Julio Update -- E-mails Show Kent State Professor Supporting Terror, Claimed Knowledge of Planned Terror Attacks
Kent State Still in Denial Mode About Jihadi Professor
September 13, 2007
Jawa Report on Rush Limbaugh!
First O'Reilly and now Rush Limbaugh? It's like all those years of
hard work are paying off. Or something like that. Rush's website has the transcript:
Then the Jawa Report on July 17th of this year:All of us here are honored. Can we start collecting that crazy blog money now?"Hillary/Schumer want $1 Million For Hippie Museum -- How many Troops will have to go without supplies, armor or food because Hillary and Schumer want to fund a church to hippies? 'The grassroots free-market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP) today released a list of Senate earmarks slated to be included in the Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations bill. The 1,016 earmarks total nearly $392 million, and include millions for questionable projects such as $1 million in tax dollars for a museum dedicated to recreating the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival..."
News Flash : Ron Paul is Still a Crazy Old Crank
I have nothing against mall security guards. Nothing at all.
Still, when Ron Paul infers that our mall security guards have been the key line of defense protecting our malls from terrorist attacks, he's just. . . being Ron Paul.
Host : "It's a helluva a lot easier, to use your terminology, to blow up a mall, if they could pull it off, because people in a mall aren't armed."HotAir has the audio clip.
Ron Paul : "But we have security."
Host : "So, you're saying that security guards in a mall do a better job than U.S. Marines in Iraq?"
Ron Paul : 'So far. So far they're doing pretty well. I mean, we haven't...how has it come that we haven't had another attack?"
Al Qaeda Releases Another Maj. Troy Gilbert Desecration Video
A new English subtitled video released by al Furqan on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq, an al Qeda front group, claims to show the body of Major Troy Gilbert. The Jawa Report has obtained a copy of the video.
I think there's a Geneva Convention violation here, but don't expect any protest from the usual suspects.
Gilbert was killed when his F-16 crashed near Karma, approximately 20 miles NW of Baghdad on Nov. 27 2006. The al Qaeda front group claimed that it had downed Gilbert's F-16, but the cause of the crash remains unknown.
The day after the crash a gruesome video showing Gilbert's body being disrespected by what were described as "locals" by the MSM emerged. The video shows the remains of the plane being stepped on in a sign of disrespect.
Gilbert's body is seen nearby with his parachute deployed. It is not clear whether he died during ejection or if he was later murdered. Al Qaeda operatives are known to murder pilots they capture.
The new video shows what appears to be the corpse after it has been dug up. An identification card belonging to Gilbert also appears.
It's very gruesome. I hope they catch whoever made the video and give him what he deserves.
The general theme of the video is that the reason Troy Gilbert and other Americans are dead is because of Bush's "deceit". "Why was Gilbert killed?", a masked man on the video asks, "And the reason is Bush!".
It's not clear what "deceit" they are talking about. Perhaps the "deceit" that if we leave too soon, it will become a safe haven for al Qaeda? You know, since this is a video produced by al Qaeda intended to demoralize Americans so that we will leave thus creating a safe haven for them to continue their work of setting up the Islamic State in Iraq.
Sickening irony was not invented by al Qaeda in Iraq, only perfected.
The video also tries to make Major Troy Gilbert into a war criminal. It shows the bodies of children being taken from the rubble of homes. "Who is the one who destroyed them? It was Gilbert," it proclaims.
Not shown in the video are the thousands of innocent civilians intentionally targeted by al Qaeda bombers in public market places, mosques, and homes. Nor is there any mention that al Qaeda has become so unpopular in Anbar lately because of the hundreds of murders of civilians for such "crimes" as smoking cigarettes, listening to Western music, or working for the democratically elected government of Iraq. Also not seen are the children forced by al Qaeda to watch their fathers murdered and their mothers raped.
I have screencaps from the video posted below. Warning: I have not posted graphic images from the video showing the corpse, but they will make your blood boil.
If you feel you must watch this sickening propaganda, please e-mail me and I'll send you the video.
Thanks to Laura Mansfield for alerting me on this.
Sunni Sheik Assassinated in Anbar
(Baghdad) A prominent Sunni tribal leader and key ally of the U.S. in the Anbar Province of Iraq, Sheik Abdul Sattar Abu Reesha (pic), was killed by a roadside bomb earlier today in Ramadi. Two bodyguards were also killed.
Abu Reesha, 39, was head of the Anbar Salvation Council -- also known as the Anbar Awakening -- a coalition of tribes that has been working with the U.S. military to counter al Qaeda in Sunni-dominated Anbar province.It appears that someone was able to enter the "heavily secured zone surrounding the house" and plant a bomb. Inside job?
The council, funded and supported by Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, was formed last year.
Police said the attack happened about a mile from Abu Reesha's home, but the deputy head of the Anbar Salvation Council, Sheik Hameed al-Hayyes, said the bomb struck the convoy 50 meters from his home in a heavily secured zone surrounding the house.
Al-Hayyes said Abu Reesha was leaving his home to go to his nearby farm, a daily routine, when he was attacked.
Al-Qaeda is suspected. Abu Reesha's high-profile cooperation with the U.S. and coalition forces made him a prime target. Achieving success in Anbar has roiled Abu Reesha's enemies.
Canadian GIMF Member Arrested for Terrorist Threat
I've said it before: members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) are not hard to find, if the authorities took the online jihad seriously, all of them would be arrested. It looks like GIMF is finally being taken seriously.
Darcey from Dust My Broom tells me that a fourth GIMF cyber-jihadi has been arrested. This time in Canada. The noose is tightening.
I'll send you over to Dust My Broom for the details. But it makes you wonder: if GIMF has members in Canada, do they have members here in the US?
More on Arrested Austrian al Qaeda Supporter--Leftist Ties
A friend sent this to Aaron at Internet Hagana who forwarded it to me since he knows how much I despise the pro-al Qaeda propagandists at the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF). Thanks to dm+ for putting this background information on arrested GIMF operative Mohammed Mahmoud from open source material. I've redacted some of the information, such as Mahmoud's telephone number and address from it.
Mohammed MAHMOUD is an Austrian citizen of Egyptian origin (second generation immigrant), born 1985 in Austria. He an unemployed school drop-out active in the Austrian Islamic scene under the name "Amir".
In 2003 he undertook, invited by the Saddam-Regime, a trip to Iraq which was organized as well by “Antiimperialist Camp”. Media reports also read that he visited “terror training camps” twice in either Afghanistan or Pakistan, but authorities do not confirm this.
Back in Austria he runs the “Islamische Jugend Österreich” (Islamic Youth Austria), a small radical Islamic group in opposition not only to western values, but also to mainstream Muslim organizations in Austria.
In the photo below, taken on March 18, 2006, he gave an interview during a demonstration staged in VIENNA protesting the 3rd anniversary of Operation Iraqi Freedom, which was organized by the “Antiimperialist Camp”, an Austrian far left/anarchist organization.
In September 2006 he called for a boycott of elections in Austria and has been under investigation by Austrian authorities since then.
In November 2006 a fake bomb was found in front of an office of the “Muslimische Jugend Österreich” (Muslim Youth Austria -the official youth organization of the Islamic faith community) and he was investigated again, but later it turned out that this one was planted by an Austrian convert to Islam.
In March 09, 2007 a propaganda video produced of the German branch of the “Globale Islamische Medien Front” (GIMF) appeared in which Germany and Austria were threatened if they would not withdraw their troops from Afghanistan (note: Austria actually has only three commissioned officers deployed in KABUL under UN mandate with ISAF).
The video showed an exceptional good knowledge of Austrian domestic policy, e.g. asking to use money spent for this mission better to use to get rid of tuition fees, which were just invented by the new government.
The video uploaded by The Jawa Report can be seen here.
On March 13, 2007 he gave using the name “Musab” an interview to public TV explaining goals of the German branch of GIMF (see photo upper right).
Reportedly he recently tried to “order” weapons and explosive material. MAHMOUD was detained together with his wife Muna (born 1987) and a third suspect, the 26yrs old "Shakr A.", a Muslim convert, on September 12, 2007 under suspicion of supporting a terrorist organization and making terrorist threats.
The group is probably best known for the release of the terrorist "training" video game, "The Night of Bush Capturing", but they are quite prolific. They once ran an online TV station call the "Caliphate Voice Channel" and have known ties to several terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda. Just today GIMF released a video praising 9/11.
Michigan "Sniper" is a Shia Blogger UPDATE: "The Start of My Personal Jihad"
Heh, it looks like the man picked up yesterday in Dearborn Michigan for carrying around an AK-47 in a park is a blogger. And guess what? He's not Amish after all. In fact, his website graces viewers with a prominent image of ..... drumroll please....Ayatollah Khomeini.
The website is also laced with images of the 12th or "hidden" imam. He's the son of Dr. Ali Zorkot, which is sad since it looks like the elder Zorkot and the rest of the family aren't exactly what you would call radicals.
Here's his website. Have at it.
Thanks to Allahakchew.
UPDATE: Looks like some in the Zorkot family support Hizbollah. Check out this page:
Hizbollah is not a terrorist organization! Hizbollah is a national resistance organization. Hizbollah protects Lebanon.Here's an image.
I suck at backing up websites, someone might to cache this if they can.
UPDATE: He has a gallery here in which he confirms that he is on a personal jihad. One of the photos is captioned:
The Start of My Personal Jihad (in the US)If you look at the image, its hard to imagine he means 'inner struggle'. Update: Added the image below.
Thanks to KW and Dust My Broom for pointing that out.
Here's the image.
KW points out that image along with the caption "The start of my personal jihad" was posted on the day Zorkot was arrested.
UPDATE: Kafir uploaded a news story about him. Watch at end of post.
UPDATE: Well, isn't that special. Houssein Zorkot poses in front of a Hizbollah poster and missiles during a trip to Lebanon in the summer of 2007. Well, it seems we've discovered the point at which Zorkot decided to go on jihad.
UPDATE: Good news, police sieze laptop, FBI involved. Detroit News:
After his arrest, police sought a warrant at the man's home, where they seized a laptop computer and several pictures...I suspect the task force will get involved.
The man also had visited Lebanon within the past month, police said...
Dearborn police have called in the FBI to help with the case. FBI spokesperson Dawn Clenney confirmed they had been contacted about the case, but declined to discuss the issue any further.
Thanks to Larwyn for pointing me to this National Terror Alert post which noticed the computer angle.
UPDATE: So I keep hearing this nasheed (song) on several of his webpages and began to wonder where it came from. So I checked the source code and I'll give you one guess where the Hezbollah song is being hosted.....Youtube. Since the description of the song is "HEZBOLLAH ANASHEED", Youtube doesn't exactly have the ignorance excuse here.
GIMF Video: The Attacks on New York and Washington
Coming soon to a jihadist computer near you: a new video from the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) celebrating the 9/11 attacks. UPDATE: Video added.
The audio on the video matches that from the "preview" an announcement of the upcoming release called it The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan and promised a "special gift" for 9/11. That announcement lead the FBI to investigate the possibility that it was a warning of an upcoming attack on 9/11.
While the video has not yet been officially released, it was intercepted by Laura Mansfield. We'll get the video up as soon as time allows. UPDATE: Video added below.
When two new bin Laden videos were released after that--one of them on 9/11--every one assumed that the "special gift" was the video. But it appears that this is the "special gift" that was announced.
Frankly the video isn't all that interesting. A lot of footage of Osama bin Laden, but none of it new. They actually sample the sound the Tardus makes from Doctor Who, which is kind of funny. GIMF also sports a shiny new logo.
What is interesting is the timing of the video's upcoming release. Yesterday three members of GIMF were arrested in Austria.
GIMF is the European arm of al Qaeda's online jihad. They tend to produce videos and magazines using preexisting material from al Qaeda in Afghanistan/Pakistan's as Sahab or al Qaeda in Iraq's al Furqan.
Here are a few vidcaps
Here's the video.
Terrorist Sniper in Michigan?
UPDATE: He's definitely a jihadi. His own words. Lots of updates at this link: Houssein Zorkot's personal jihad website.
My initial reaction was "dumb redneck", but I dunno. Are there any Muslim rednecks up in Dearborn, MI?
Houssein Zorkot, a 26-year-old Dearborn resident, was arraigned Tuesday in 19th District Court on multiple felony charges, including carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent — a five-year felony.Thanks to Andy who is pretty much convinced that "Hussein" is Amish. Ha, you're such a moron Andy! Don't you know the Amish don't believe in guns? He's probably Lutheran.
Zorkot, a third-year medical student at Wayne State University, was allegedly armed with an AK-47 assault rifle and dressed in black clothing with camouflage paint covering his face when he was arrested Saturday in Hemlock Park.
September 12, 2007
End the Northern Occupation of Southern Yemen: TAJ
TajAden is the Yemeni Southern opposition in exile and advocates the dissolution of the Yemeni state into its prior incarnation of North and South Yemen. The following statement is prompted by the civilian deaths in Dhalie and requests the UN supervise the withdrawal of Yemeni forces from "occupied South Yemen." Stating this in Yemen of course would get you thrown in jail, if not executed. Its an extremist position. Many in the South (as in the North) simply want a state that follows its own laws and deals with all citizens equally. Take it from me, that's not likely. I wish it was, but its not. Moderation may wane as the state employs increasingly repressive measures against the protesters (like shooting them) and fails to address the root causes of the issue. Summary of events follows.
TajAden 10th September 2007
Oh masses of our proud people in the occupied South Arabia.
On the 10th of September 2007, the large masses of our people in the capital Aden and in Dhala city as well have got out protesting peacefully against the Yemeni authorities’ forces that have arrested and abducted the southern liberal struggler leaders. The protest was for an immediate release of prisoners unconditionally in all cities of the occupied South Arabia.
In a hooligan frivolous action the Yemeni occupation forces have fired on the peaceful demonstrators in the city of Dhala, which led to the fall of 3 dead and wounded more than 10 people. Also they have prevented a peaceful strike in the city of Aden, the capital of the South. They besieged the city neighbourhoods with tens of military vehicles and tens of thousands of the Yemeni occupation’s criminals and murderers soldiers.
The Yemeni Security forces has already killed and wounded a number of demonstrators in the city of Mukalla and put many innocent people in jails without charge as they did in Aden. Also thousands of soldiers were deployed in several cities such as in Mahfad, Loader and Moodiah in Abyan governorate and cut off roads and set up barricades in the governorate of Lahj. The Authority also deployed tanks and thousands of criminal soldiers in the city of Alhabeelain and in the districts of Radfan province. This exercise of military tyranny continued in a number of cities in the governorate of Shabwah which is now under a comprehensive military siege.
The Southern Democratic Assembly (TAJ) highly salutes the courageous sacrifices of our people and our martyrs who were shot dead this morning by the occupying military forces in the city of Dhala as well as those who were killed and arrested during the past weeks in the cities of Aden and Hadhramout. “TAJ” admires the wounded who faced with their bare chests the criminal, bloody armed machines of the dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh and calls all sons of the South Arabia for conjunction and solidarity in the face of the occupation’s forces and continues the struggle for the restoration of full rights of freedom, independence and self-determination.
Oh masses of our proud brave people
The offender, killer dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh has lost his dignity in this day, and no longer has any justification to use as a means to keep control and occupation of the South Arabia. There is also no excuse for those southerners who are hostage in Sana’a to cover up the military occupation of our country. It became clear that killing our peaceful and innocent people in all southern cities has dropped all disgusted pretences in the name of democracy, unity and human rights.
The Southern Democratic Assembly (TAJ) strongly condemns the Yemeni occupation regime’s crimes of murder, torture and arrests of activists in the occupied South Arabia. “TAJ” confirms to all Southerners that the will of steadfastness and confrontation in the face of the wave of killings and terrorism practiced by the dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh will be strengthened and hardened. It is determined to confront these bloody crimes with further escalation of struggle towards the full civil disobedience until we inflict the overwhelming defeat to the criminal dictator and assassin the Yemeni president Saleh. With no doubt soon the flags of victory will be flying on the hillocks of the proud South Arabia.
The Southern Democratic Assembly “TAJ” emphasizes on the continuation and escalation of the peaceful struggle until our people achieve their right of self-determination in accordance with the charters of the United Nations and the international law. It is also appeals the United Nations and the International Security Council with the following demands to:-
Providing protection for our people in the occupied South Arabia and for its active forces and stopping the Yemeni occupation’s crimes such as repression, arrests, kidnappings and other crimes exercised by the Yemeni dictator Marshal President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
1- Providing the necessary assistance to secure food and medicine for our people who are deprived of their wealth of oil, gas, gold and fish wealth, which are plundered by the Yemeni occupation regime and putting all their sources of wealth and earnings under the supervision of the United Nations.
It is also important to put plans and programs of development for securing their access to the essential services.
2- Supervising the withdrawal of all Yemeni armed forces, the security and the intelligence apparatus and the military intelligence of the territory of the occupied South Arabia.
3- Adopting the practical measures that pave the way for creating the appropriate conditions to enable the Southerners people in the occupied South Arabia to determine their own destiny and choose the suitable system under the direct supervision of the United Nations.
Oh masses of our proud people in the occupied South Arabia
The Southern Democratic Assembly "TAJ" renews the covenant to continue the justified peaceful struggle unabatedly until our people achieve our ultimate goal in the South and be free to decide which system envisaged for themselves as well as to determine how best to exploit and invest their national wealth and take whatever actions they deem necessary to secure the future of the coming generations.
Both hands are on the road, shoulders to shoulders to achieve our second independence and raise the flags of freedom throughout our proud South Arabia.
Southern Democratic Assembly (TAJ)
10th September 2007
I feel rather sorry for anyone in the world who hopes the UN will intervene for their rights. Darfur is an outright genocide for example. Anyway back to Yemen:
North Yemen (YAR) and South Yemen (PDRY) unified in 1990 and fought a civil war in 1994 which the North won. Some hard-line southern oppositionists assert that the South dissolved the union in 1994 and that the subsequent reunification of two states was accomplished by force, contravening UN resolutions 924 and 931 governing the cease fire which ended the war. Long simmering tensions in the former PDRY came to a head beginning May 22, 2007 when a series of popular protests began in several governorates, ostensibly advancing the grievances of military and civil workers who were forcibly retired after the civil war and whose pensions were well below substance levels. Other festering dissatisfactions include institutional discrimination in educational and employment opportunities, blatant and persistent land theft and confiscation, exclusion from the political process and an overbearing military and security presence.
The leaders of the movement are largely former military officers whom the regime has accused of undermining national unity. Tensions were heightened by governmental media’s rhetoric, for example in 2007 labeling the 1994 civil war “a secessionist and apostate war”. Protests continued through September, when demonstrations in several governorates over several weeks resulted in the deaths eleven protesters. Hundred of protestors were arrested and scores were injured as security forces broke up the demonstrations with live fire, tear gas, water cannons and batons. Riots ensued in Dhalie resulting in three deaths and scores of injuries. The Supreme Security Committee chaired by President Saleh announced late in the month that chanting slogans against national unity was treasonous, a charge that carries the death penalty. Movement leader, retired Brigadier Naser al-Noba was arrested in Aden in August and transferred to Sana’a to stand trial in a military court, officials announced. The Defense Ministry announced early in September that 20 protesters arrested would be charged with treason.
WTF, Syria Going Nuclear?!?!
I'd like to say this can't be true, but apparently it can. You'll notice the carefully worded nuclear installations phrase. What, exactly, does that mean? Are they alluding to possible Syrian possession of nuclear weapons? Or is Syria trying to build a nuclear power plant?
What exactly they mean by nuclear installations is the difference between being concerned over Syrian ambitions as a regional power with the potential to one day possess nuclear weapons to panic at the thought of a nuclear conflict erupting.
One Bush administration official said Israel had recently carried out reconnaissance flights over Syria, taking pictures of possible nuclear installations that Israeli officials believed might have been supplied with material from North Korea. The administration official said Israeli officials believed that North Korea might be unloading some of its nuclear material on Syria.If true, then there's really only one thing to say: this sux.
“The Israelis think North Korea is selling to Iran and Syria what little they have left,” the official said. He said it was unclear whether the Israeli strike had produced any evidence that might validate that belief.
Three GIMF Online Jihadis Arrested in Austria
Three members of the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) have been arrested in Austria. The three were involved in an online video which threatened Germany and Austria with terror attacks if they did not suspend their support of the NATO mission in Afghanistan.
Interior Minister Guenther Platter said the three — all second-generation Austrian citizens with Arab origins — were aged between 20 and 26. He said they were believed to have contacts to al-Qaida but offered no details, saying he did not want to prejudice investigations....Just to reemphasize, the three were not arrested for planning an attack, but they were definitely in touch with al Qaeda and had threatened an attack.
Platter said two of the three were a couple. House searches were continuing, he added. The three suspects are being interviewed, he said....
In a Web statement that surfaced in March, Islamic militants threatened to attack Germany and Austria unless the two nations broke ranks with the U.S. and withdrew their personnel from Afghanistan.
The video Howie uploaded in March can be seen here.
Last week Germany arrested three men for a plot to attack U.S. interests in Germany. More arrests were promised. I speculated at the time that the three were somehow connected to GIMF, al Qaeda's propaganda outlet in Europe. Today's arrests may be related.
GIMF is the European propaganda arm in support of al Qaeda and other radical Islamist organizations. They are also longtime 'friends' of The Jawa Report. GIMF operative know who we are. As such can I be the first to say ha-ha!
The video was first released on GIMF's Voice of the Caliphate online television station in March of this year. The station regularly played al Qaeda produced propaganda. It was especially supportive of the Chechen jihad. The "station" still maintains, although no longer updates, a website on Google's blogspot platform here.
In addition to showing and distributing al Qaeda produced videos from al Furqan and as Sahab, GIMF produces it's own documentaries in support of jihad. Recently al Qaeda in Iraq sent a thank you note to GIMF for their supportive propaganda efforts.
The web based TV station is no longer active, but GIMF is. Most GIMF publications are now released through Islamist forums. They still do videos, including the release of the hostage video of Fox News reporters Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig, but their mainstay has always been an online print magazine.
The group is also responsible for the release of the terrorist "training" video game, "The Night of Bush Capturing". The climax of the game is one-on-one combat against President George W. Bush.
Until recently, GIMF also maintained a large number of connected websites, most of them running on American servers. Those GIMF websites are now offline thanks to a campaign started by The Jawa Report and with help from LGF readers, Black Flag, and Weasel Zippers.
GIMF complained loudly and publicly about the campaign against their websites and has been busy trying to rebuild and recruit more online jihadis recently. We'll see if these three arrests put a dent in their organization.
These guys aren't that hard to find, and the Europeans could easily round them up if they only tried. Reporters from Germany's Die Zeit and Spiegel TV were able to interview GIMF leaders simply by requesting an interview in the comments at their now defunct website.
Thanks to Aaron at Internet Haganah for the tip and for raising GIMF's ire by diligently chronicling the online presence of their allies. He's an inspiration to us all.
Counter-Truther Agitprop at Ground Zero
Maybe the counter demos should have passed out the latest al Qaeda video in which they admit, once again, that they were responsible for 9/11?
No Hooters or Hard Rock Cafes in Iraq
Q: If Americans are such imperialists, how come there are no Hooters in Fallujah?
Bill Ardalino has another photo essay. Check it out.
Was the bin Laden Video Fake?
To be honest, I thought all of the accusations that the new bin Laden video was fake were just so much wishful thinking. I actually haven't commented on it because I really thought the notion was just out there. But after seeing this, I dunno. Even a guy as moronic as Adam Gadahn would be able to use this to animate bin Laden's beard.
I may need to rethink my position. Software such as that sure would explain the mysteriously missing gaps in the video.
But as much as I am hopeful that bin Laden is dead, I think the default position has to be changed to bin Laden is alive.
Do we have any more proof skeptics? I think the safer bet is on bin Laden alive, but would loved to be shown the error of my ways.
Pali Group Wants to Behead Britney & Madonna
A spokesman for the Palestinian Popular Resistance Committees, Muhammad Abdel-Al, has claimed that under Islamic law Britney Spears and Madonna would receive capital punishment. The allegation is made in Aaron Klein's new book Schmoozing With Terrorists: From Hollywood to the Holy Land, Jihadists Reveal Their Global Plans to a Jew!
The snippet from the upcoming book was given to TMZ yesterday:
Abdel said, "If these two prostitutes keep doing what they will do, we of course will punish them... We can stone them and even we can kill them."In addition, I am told the book also says that the Islamists want to "behead the whores". Under Islamic law fornication and adultery are capital offenses.
Madonna is in Israel this week.
The pair are seen as symbols of negative Western influence on traditional Muslim societies. Hell, in my book the two are far more destructive to the youth of America than the youth of Gaza. Even worse, the pair take already pop music to even lower lows.
But it's called freedom, baby!
And that's what separates the tolerant West from the intolerant Islamic world: we allow that which we do not agree with. Because without choice, there can be no morality.
A person who is forced to do good is a slave and therefore amoral because he does not choose to do good.
Video: Russia Builds World's Most Powerful Bomb
Why run the vid? Because if you don't enjoy watching stuff exploding, then you're ghey.
Thanks to Infidels are Cool who has the backstory on the "father of all bombs".
Korean Hostages Told to Convert or Die by Taliban
No Stockholm syndrome here as the freed Korean Christian hostages describe the brutality of their Islamist captors. Imagine that, the Taliban tried to force the Korean hostages to convert. BBC:
"We were beaten with a tree branch or kicked around. Some kidnappers threatened us with death at gunpoint to force us to follow them in chanting their Islamic prayer for conversion," said Jae Chang-hee.Bae was murdered on that day.
"I was beaten many times. They pointed a rifle and bayonet at me and tried to force me to convert." ...
The most difficult moment, when I had a big fear of death, was when the Taleban shot [a] video.
"All 23 of us leaned against a wall and armed Taleban aimed their guns at us, and a pit was before me.
"They said they will save us if we believe in Islam. I almost fainted at the time and I still cannot look at cameras," she said...
"One day, a Taleban called Bae and checked his first and last names and took him out of the room.
"Bae didn't even look at us when he was leaving the room. He only said 'Overcome with faith'," Ms Han said, in tears.
Hat tip: Tom
Give Islamists an Inch: MSA Harassing Christians
Entirely predictable. The Muslim Student Association at George Mason University harassing non-Muslims in 'ecumenical' prayer space.
September 11, 2007
Video : O'Reilly Pwns Ron Paul
As if there was any question whether Ron Paul had the first fucking clue about the Islamic threat we're facing...
Is That All You Got?
Sixth Anniversary of 9/11 and the only thing al-Qaeda supporters were able to take down was The Jawa Report. And they didn't even do that very well.
Oh, and I almost forgot, they released some more crap videos.
You can email the Jihadi DDOS network here.
Adil W, email is email@example.comAdil? Hmmm, where have I heard that name before? Taliban webmaster? No wonder. After all, Adil is our bitch.
Sorry about that, folks. We had another little server meltdown there.Pixi reportedly fixed the problem with a little Duct Tape.
I have a shiny new server with 3x the awesomeness ready to go, and we'll be migrating across to it next Sunday. That should mean a lot fewer little accidents.
Alternate theory: It was the boobie post that brought down mu.mu. Therefore, it was
Ace Dave that broke the internet.
So now the Jihadis can't even take credit.
Complete Video: New bin Laden & 9/11 Hijacker "Martyrdom" Video 2007
Here is the complete "new" video of Osama bin Laden introducing the "martyr" Waleed al Shehri who was one of the 19 men responsible for the mass murders of 9/11. The video does not show bin Laden, rather it is a voice over with a static image. The video is subtitled in English.
May they both rot in hell!
Waleed al Shehri was on board Flight 11 and is thought, along with his brother Wail al-Shehri, to have murdered at least two flight attendants during the hijacking. Mohammed Atta flew the plane. The plane eventually was crashed by Atta into World Trade Center North Tower 1.
Bin Laden says he's an example that all Muslims should follow to joint the "Caravan of martyrs". Murdering innocent men, women, and children--such an example!
It is not clear when the audio of bin Laden was made, but references to the death of Abu Musab al Zarqawi make it seem likely that it's no more than 15 months old.
Who's Tougher: U.S. Marines or al Qaeda?
Bill Ardolina poses that question to a Fallujan interpretor:
You know, al Qaeda and other mujahadeen say that the Americans are not tough, they are just cartoon soldiers, just like characters in cartoon films, but most of the people see the fact that they are tough people. And they are so patient. And they can fight outside of their country overseas, and I don’t think al Qaeda or someone else can fight like Marines, overseas and so distant from home.Semper fi.
The Struggle for the Soul of Young Muslims
While Osama bin Laden renewed the call for young Muslims to become "martyrs" (read murderers) in his newest video released today, other Muslims in Europe today began a campaign to be able to leave Islam without being killed as apostates:
A group of young Muslim apostates launches a campaign today, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on America, to make it easier to renounce Islam.
The provocative move reflects a growing rift between traditionalists and a younger generation raised on a diet of Dutch tolerance.
The Committee for Ex-Muslims promises to campaign for freedom of religion but has already upset the Islamic and political Establishments for stirring tensions among the million-strong Muslim community in the Netherlands.
Ehsan Jami, the committee’s founder, who rejected Islam after the attack on the twin towers in 2001, has become the most talked-about public figure in the Netherlands. He has been forced into hiding after a series of death threats and a recent attack.
The threats are taken seriously after the murder in 2002 of Pim Fortuyn, an antiimmigration politician, and in 2004 of Theo Van Gogh, an antiIslam film-maker.
Speaking to The Times at a secret location before the committee’s launch today, the Labour Party councillor said that the movement would declare war on radical Islam. Similar organisations campaigning for reform of the religion have sprung up across Europe and representatives from Britain and Germany will join the launch in The Hague today.
“Sharia schools say that they will kill the ones who leave Islam. In the West people get threatened, thrown out of their family, beaten up,” Mr Jami said. “In Islam you are born Muslim. You do not even choose to be Muslim. We want that to change, so that people are free to choose who they want to be and what they want to believe in.”
While there obviously should be no compulsion to join a religion one doesn't want to, there should also be no room in a civilized society for compelling someone to remain in a religion they no longer want to be part of. We take freedom of religion and freedom of conscience for granted in the West, but this right is threatened or nonexistent in large parts of the world. Prayers for those brave persons who want to be free to follow God's call or their own conscience wherever it takes them.
H/t Howie, Michelle Malkin
Video - Brittney Spears Fan Comes Un-Glued
While most of our nation has chosen this day to commemorate the deaths of 3,000 innocents, this... um... person... has other priorities.
I'm not sure what I find more disturbing about this video - the fact that anyone could care so deeply about a no-talent, washed-up celebrity.. or the fact that this person's sex remains a total mystery to me.
Video: New bin Laden & 9/11 Hijacker "Martyrdom" Video (UPDATE: Video added)
UPDATE 9/11/07 PM: I've uploaded the full video. Full 2007 Osama bin Laden on 9/11 hijacker Waleed al Shehri "Martyrdom" video here.
UPDATE: 9/11/07 First 15 minutes of video added below. The video is subtitled in English. Scroll down for video.
The Jawa Report and LauraMansfield.com have obtained an exclusive copy of an unreleased al Qaeda video featuring Osama bin Laden. The video is the last will and testament-- or "martyr" video--of Waleed al Shehri, one of the 19 hijackers responsible for the 9/11 attrocities. The first 15 minutes of the video is here. UPDATE: Complete 2007 Osama bin Laden on 9/11 hijacker Waleed al Shehri "Martyrdom" video here.
The video shows Osama bin Laden in the same clothes and with the same background as another 'new' video released of the al Qaeda leader this week.
Waleed al Shehri was on board Flight 11 and is thought, along with his brother Wail al-Shehri, to have murdered at least two flight attendants during the hijacking. Mohammed Atta flew the plane. The plane eventually was crashed by Atta into World Trade Center North Tower 1.
UPDATE: Laura Mansfield now has the first 15 minutes of the video on her site. Update: Video clip below. UPDATE: Complete 2007 Osama bin Laden on 9/11 hijacker Waleed al Shehri "Martyrdom" video here.
UPDATE: Just to clarify I see that CNN is now running a story saying the video has been posted. Not true. It hasn't. Laura Mansfield has the video, but al Qaeda did not post it on the internet. I think the word intercepted is more descriptive.
How could they have posted the video? All their favorite forums where they usually post are now offline. ;-)
UPDATE 9/11/8:00 AM: The video has been released, but what forum was it posted to? In fact, the only copies I now see are Laura's, SITE's, and Intel Center's--of which only Laura is making the video publicly available. Since al Ekhlaas, as Sahab's favorite forum, is currently offline, then where did they release the vid?
UPDATE: I love this screecap Laura grabbed. So, here we have an official al Qaeda video, with an introduction from Osama bin Laden, showing Waleed al Shehri sayings he's about to become a martyr, with an image of the WTC buildings burning in the background, and yet still the Truthers deny al Qaeda was behind 9/11.
Video added below courtesy of Laura Mansfield.
Full length wmv copy of the video here. Opps my link was bad, fixed. UPDATE: Complete flv version of the 2007 Osama bin Laden on 9/11 hijacker Waleed al Shehri "Martyrdom" video here.
September 10, 2007
Video: Terrorists Force German Hostage to Convert, Threaten to Murder Her Son
What is that I keep hearing about 'there is no compulsion in religion'? I don't know what else you call it when an old German woman held hostage by the Arrows of Righteousness Brigade converts and then suddenly she's set free. A case of 'I saw the light while being held hostage'?
This video was released today. Hannelore Marianne Krause was released by the Iraqi terrorist group in July. Now we know why. Her son is still being held hostage in Iraq. The group is now threatening to murder him if Germany doesn't withdraw its troops from Afghanistan in 10 days.
Yes, an Iraqi terror organization calling for German troops out of Afghanistan. Video below.
Keith Olberjackass Hits Bottom, Digs Furiously
How dare his nightly rhetoric in his Special-Ed Comments match Bin Laden's speeches!
How dare the right wing! Olbermann would never level such a criticism of at the right, would he?
It's amazing that Keith Olbermann can switch on a light without killing himself.
Want Some Campaign Advice, GOP? Here!
(...that they'll never use because they're teh stoopid)
1) Find out every candidate up for election in 2008 that recieves money, endorsement and/or support from MoveOn.org. Use Open Secrets.org for help (a Soros-funded site, no less!)
2) Retain copies of the despicable "Betray-Us" ad MoveOn.org ran in the NYT today.
3) Demand, demand, demand at every opportunity (to the point of calling numerous press conferences dedicated to just that purpose all the way up until 2008) that the Democrats distance themselves from this disgusting, anti-Troop, anti-Military rhetoric. Demand to know why this "mainstream" Democrat organization is representative of the Democrat Senators and House members if they don't denounce or distance themselves from the ad and the rhetoric.
4) If any Democrats waffle or try to spin, ask and demand they explain why they support the MoveOn.org rhetoric attacking Gen. Petraeus and calling him a liar (who they voted for 81-0 in the Senate) and why they won't distance themselves from it. If they're taking $$ from MoveOn, ask them why they take money from an organization that engages in such base political demagoguery.
5) Don't let them off the hook. Get cameras in their faces and get them on record. Put it on YouTube, LiveLeak, MetaCafe - everywhere. Go on offense, morons.
Now watch them do exactly none of this.
Troofer/Spiderman/Wonder Woman Moronic Convergence
Not just Troofers and superheros handing out propaganda pamphlets, but drug addicts, chimps drummers, menacing doves, hippies, communists, socialists, Democrats, Code Pinkos, lost teenagers, two-bit huxters, liars, screeching lunatics, barking moonbats...
Iraqi Anti-Terrorism Video: Beheading Un-Islamic
This video was posted by my friend Iraqi Translator Marine. He says they play it on Iraqi TV. According to the commercial, beheading journalists and hostages is not Islamic. Feel good video of the day.
California Terrorist Gets 24 Years
Homegrown terrorists in the news once again. Since Hayat is an American citizen, shouldn't the charge be treason?
STACLU:Don't expect any headlines from the MSM.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced Hamid Hayat, a 24-year-old Lodi cherry packer, to 24 years in prison for his conviction on charges that he underwent terrorist training in Pakistan and then returned to Lodi prepared to wage holy war against fellow Americans.
Terrorists Love French Soccer's Zizou!
Here's a frame from a new video from Islamic Front of the Iraqi Resistance's (JAMI)
"Knights of Iraq: 6" video. Soccer fans around the world should recognize this mujahideen's shirt immediately.
That's Zinedine Yazid Zidane's shirt, the retired French soccer player better known as Zizou who led Franc to a victory in the 1998 world cup. Zidane is of Algerian descent, hence a hero to many in the Arab world.
Rusty's Law Replaces Godwin's Law
Too great of an idea not to get it's own post. Many of you have heard of Godwin's Law about Nazis being drawn inevitably into any only discussion. Well, here's Rusty's Law ©:
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving al Qaeda or bin Laden approaches one.Exhibit A: Who's worse, Reagan or bin Laden?
Exhibit B: Who's worse, Rupert Murdoch or al Qaeda?
Bin Laden as the new Hitler and al Qaeda as the new Nazis. Makes perfect sense to me and the perfect tool for all dumb analogies.
Federal Prisons Censor Christian/Jewish Books in Effort to Stop Islamic Terrorists
Our stupid federal government. I have a great idea, let's give them more power! NY Times:
Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries....Anything not on that list gets thrown out. A lot of Bahais in federal prison, I suppose.
Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Prisons, said the agency was acting in response to a 2004 report by the Office of the Inspector General in the Justice Department. The report recommended steps that prisons should take, in light of the Sept. 11 attacks, to avoid becoming recruiting grounds for militant Islamic and other religious groups. The bureau, an agency of the Justice Department, defended its effort, which it calls the Standardized Chapel Library Project, as a way of barring access to materials that could, in its words, “discriminate, disparage, advocate violence or radicalize.” ...
The Bureau of Prisons said it relied on experts to produce lists of up to 150 book titles and 150 multimedia resources for each of 20 religions or religious categories — everything from Bahaism to Yoruba. ...
“Otisville had a very extensive library of Jewish religious books, many of them donated,” said David Zwiebel, executive vice president for government and public affairs for Agudath Israel of America, an Orthodox Jewish group. “It was decimated. Three-quarters of the Jewish books were taken off the shelves.”
I have an idea, why not just throw out all Korans. That pretty much covers all the hate bases.
Hat tip: Bill Dauterieve
9 Iraqi Hostages Liberated from al Qaeda Torture House
It's from last week, but it's important. Most Iraqis probably don't like the idea of an extended U.S. stay, but given the choice between Americans and Taliban style Islamists, they choose us. Thank to GM.
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Coalition Forces killed eight terrorists, detained four suspected terrorists and liberated nine Iraqi hostages during operations Sunday to further secure Baghdad and the northern belt around the city.
Coalition Forces raided a building where terrorists were holding illegal terrorist court proceedings in Tarmiyah. Al-Qaeda in Iraq leaders imposed vigilante law on residents in the Tarmiyah area, often executing them for violating the terrorist group's rules.
Coalition Forces found nine Iraqis inside the building, some who had been there for 30 days, bound and awaiting sentencing by the illegal court system. The former hostages were examined and found to be in relative health.
After liberating the hostages, Coalition Forces moved to secure another building nearby. Surveillance elements observed five men armed with rifles and machine guns maneuver into tactical positions in a nearby palm grove. Defending against the hostile enemy force, Coalition Forces engaged the armed men and called in close air support. Two of the armed terrorists were killed by ground fire, while three were engaged and killed by the aircraft. In the palm grove, Coalition Forces discovered a bed-down location with two suicide vests and other weapons.
Inside one of the buildings, Coalition Forces found 12 tons of ammonium nitrate soaked in propellant, ten drums of petroleum, bomb-making materials, weapons and extremist media. The building also had a complex tunnel system beneath it. Coalition Forces destroyed the volatile explosive materials on site.
Coalition Forces also targeted an al-Qaeda in Iraq cell leader near Salman Pak. As the assault force secured the area, they observed a man with a pistol draw his weapon. Coalition Forces responded by engaging the armed man, killing him.
The assault force also engaged and killed two armed men who moved into position against them. The ground forces detained four suspected terrorists for their alleged ties to the terrorist cell.
"We're continuing to go after the terrorists who threaten Baghdad's security," said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokesperson.
"We want to continue the pressure to ensure the cells that carry out brutal attacks cannot recover from their current degraded state."
Another City Freed from al Qaeda
Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) kick al Qaeda out of yet another town. Not sure if it was al Qaeda's policy of shooting smokers, beheading those that cooperate with the elected democratic government, or if it was the ban on shaving that put the residents of Hawr Rajab on the offensive?
HAWR RAJAB, Iraq – Over the course of 24-hours across September 6-7, a decisive battle reshaped the security outlook for Hawr Rajab, when more than 80 concerned local citizens swept through the streets looking to drive al-Qaeda elements out of the city.
The concerned local citizens coordinated with the imam of a local mosque to broadcast the message to al-Qaeda, “Move to the mosque and they will be given amnesty, and there will be peace in Hawr Rajab.”
Initial fighting kicked off as U.S. Soldiers were preparing to depart. The Soldiers, of Troop A, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, currently attached to the 2nd BCT, 3rd Infantry Division, adjusted their plans after the first shots were fired, moving into an overwatch position.
As the day progressed, al Qaeda fighters engaged the CLCs with small-arms fire and mortar rounds. More than 45 mortar rounds were fired into the city during fighting that lasted nearly 24-hours. The battle finally ended in the early morning hours of Sept. 7 with the CLCs in control of strong points in Hawr Rajab.
This turning point for concerned local citizen involvement with the area’s security came just five weeks after the soldiers of the 2nd BCT, 3ID began working with the residents of Hawr Rajab.
Captain Chad Klacius, commander of Troop A, said the battle proves residents are rejecting al-Qaeda.
“They’re tired of them,” Klacius said. “They want to take back their city. That area has been under the control of al-Qaeda for some time.”
While U.S. troops do not fight side-by-side with the concerned citizens, Coalition Forces assist thru over watch and air support if they request help. The citizens are providing security in an area that does not have Iraqi Security Forces.
After confirming the location of al-Qaeda forces, Troop A Soldiers called in an AH-64 Apache helicopter in the midst of the battle. The helicopter was engaged by al Qaeda with a .23 millimeter anti-aircraft gun. The Apache responded with a Hellfire missile, killing two al-Qaeda members and destroying the weapon.
U.S. Air Force F-16 jets were also called in to destroy a bridge that was being used by al-Qaeda as a crossing point into city.
Over the course of the day, four enemy fighters were killed, with an additional 30 suspected al-Qaeda detained. Two of the detainees confessed to belonging to local al Qaeda cells, while two were included in reports of terrorist activity in the area. All four were taken into custody by U.S. forces for questioning.
The concerned local citizens emerged with only one individual killed in action, and four wounded. U.S. troops suffered no casualties.
Who's Better: The Army or Navy? (Plus: Is Murtha a Coward?)
“Which do you think is better?” he said to the Iraqi soldier. “Army or Marines?”Heh.
“The Navy is best,” said the Iraqi.
The Marine was taken aback. “The Navy?” he said.
“Yes, Navy,” said the Iraqi.
Bill from INDC is in Fallujah. We had two posts up about this yesterday, but they disappeared. Photos are awesome.
Bonus video: Democrats go apeshit after Congresswoman delivers a message for John Murtha:
Cowards cut and run, Marines never do.Whatever happened to retreat hell?
Terror Supporters Notice Big Tits; Democrat Marches With Terror Supporters
Our friends, the terror supporting followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed at the Islamic Thinkers Society of New York, notice Pam from Atlas Shrugs. Or, to be precise, her rack.
Interesting, his calling me an enemy combatant and telling me to cover up (and btw I am wearing a long sleeved black shirt) - and making crude remarks about my chest. Ah Islamist holy men. So honorable.Definitely teh ghey. Why would any one want them covered?
UPDATE: More pics from Gateway Pundit.
These are also the same people that brought you:
Another bin Laden Video Expected, Waleed al-Shehri Hijacker "Martyrdom" Video
Video has been released. Video has not been released, but we have obtained a pre-release version of it.
Here is the image posted by al Qaeda. Keep an eye on Laura Mansfield who will probably be first to release.
It looks like OBL just can't keep away from the cameras. We already have several videos of the 9/11 hijackers, but not all of them. I'm surprised al Qaeda didn't release them earlier.
Al Qaeda announces it will release a new video of Usama bin Laden presenting the last testament of one of the Sept. 11 homicide hijackers.An official al Qaeda release with a bin Laden intro and voice over and then video of one of the 19 hijackers' celebrating his impending death I wonder how the 9/11 truthers are going to respond? Since we already have a similar al Qaeda video in which Mohammed Atta and others speak, I guess we already know how the truthers are going to respond: it's all a CIA plot, man.
We even have video of bin Laden with some of the 9/11 hijackers, and still they say it was an inside job. Loons, all.
Hat tip: Vicki
UPDATE: Waleed al Shehri, aka Fat Jihadi Bastard.
UPDATE: Godwin's law redux?
I'm going to go ahead and call this Rusty's law.
As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving al Qaeda or bin Laden approaches one.
Goldfarb on Beauchamp
The return of Vent! Go watch. Hurry, before I break the internet again.\
UPDATE: Bob Owens interviews Major John Cross, who led the U.S. Army’s investigation into Private Beauchamp’s claims.
Report: Internet Used to Plan New 9/11 Attack
Yes, I know at least some of the websites they are talking about. No, I won't say what they are. Not now, at least. Patience Padawans, patience. But I will say this: they are written in English. Which might come as a major surprise to many, but it shouldn't. When a Pakistani wants to communicate with a Turk, they choose the language that most educated people speak: English.
Fanatical British Muslims are using the internet to plot a fresh wave of terror to mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, The People can reveal.The story leads to this bit of editorializing:
We have infiltrated a string of vile websites that spell out in chilling detail how to bring carnage to the UK.
Crude bomb-making instructions have been circulated on the web for years. But we found expert videos showing wannabe killers how to create home-made bombs, chemicals and poisons for mass murder....
But despite the setback, al-Qaeda increasingly use websites to give lessons in terror as they are harder to track than fanatics travelling to foreign training camps.
Policing the net is no longer just about removing vile pornography or violent videos. It is now a matter of life and death.Gee, ya think?
And our security forces MUST block access to providers who fail to do it.
Neo-Nazis More Popular than Socialists in German State
I'd say I was shocked, but, nah, not really.
Yemen Protests Death Toll Update
Sources report three killed and eight wounded in Al-Dahalie during a demonstration against President Saleh's regime.
Authorities prevented a sit-in in Liberation Square. I'm assuming that's the one in Aden, not Sana'a. That'a a total of eleven demonstrators killed within the last month. Details to follow. These are not professional protesters, just normal people who joined a protest to demand their rights.
Update: Demonstrations are treasonous and chanting slogans is illegal: President Saleh. Others may see demonstrations as a civil right and an important method of political participation. Its a constitutional right in Yemen. However, the Yemeni government rarely complies with the law.
Yemen Times: SANA’A, Sept. 7 - In a statement circulated to media outlets last Tuesday, the Supreme Security Committee (SSC), chaired by President Ali Abdullah Saleh, warned against any practices disfavoring national unity.
“Any practices that harm national unity and jeopardize the national ranks unity by any party, organization, group or individual, shall be firmly confronted and perpetrators shall be referred to the judiciary for high treason,” the statement said. This measure complies with the effective Yemeni constitution and laws applicable in the country, the statement claimed.
September 09, 2007
Neo-Nazis of Israel
(Jerusalem) As odd as it seems, it's not illegal to hate Jews in Israel. The founding fathers and all subsequent leaders never thought there would be the need for such a law. Unfortunately, times change.
Israeli police announced on Sunday the arrest of a gang of alleged neo-Nazis, all immigrants from the former Soviet Union, accused of waging attacks on foreigners and religious Jews, in a case that has deeply shocked the Jewish state.A search of the suspects' home found Nazi uniforms, portraits of Adolf Hitler, weapons and explosives. Meanwhile, community organizations emphasized that the neo-Nazi youths (pic) from the former Soviet Union (FSU) were unusual. Really?
The eight men, aged 16 to 21 and including the suspected leader of the group, were arrested after a year-long investigation, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP.
One of the members of the group has left the country and remains at large, he said, adding that the first suspect was arrested on July 23 and the last on September 6 when he returned to the country from a trip abroad.
"We know from our research that these kids suffer from frustration, a lack of integration into Israeli society ... some of their aggressions come out through these kinds of terrible things. [But] we're talking about a small minority whose families suffered from anti-Semitism in their own original countries," Hermon continued, explaining that there were over 50,000 active neo-Nazis in Russia and the Ukraine.Even so, many voices are calling for a change in Israeli law and the revocation of the youths' citizenship.
[ ... ]
The theme of social alienation was heard frequently throughout the day - from the lead suspect's mother, who said that her "son does not understand any language other than Russian," as well as from Immigration and Absorption Minister Ya'acov Edri, who issued a statement stressing that unlike the suspects, "the majority of immigrant youth are normal and are absorbed and integrated into the daily life of Israeli society."
Eight of the suspected members of a Petah Tikva-based neo-Nazi group were brought to the Ramle Magistrate's Court for remand extensions Sunday. Knesset members expressed anger and began to discuss ways of closing legislative loopholes that do not prevent the existence of such groups.Boanitov's mother also said her son was a victim of persecution of Russian immigrants. Apparently, the mother believes her son is justified in being a neo-Nazi in Israel because he doesn't speak the language and he's a victim of persecution. Of course, that's a mother's job -- to love her son even when he's a neo-Nazi thug.
The suspects, including alleged ringleader Eli "Eli the Nazi" Boanitov, were brought to court, protesting their innocence. The remands of the suspects were extended until Tuesday.
One last thought, I believe I've heard the same excuse from Hispanic gangs and criminals about not knowing the language and being persecuted. It must be in the international criminal defense handbook.
Osama Tape Hijinx
Lotsa buzz about the possibility that the Bin Laden vid was a V/O, with footage being old, etc.
Check it out.
Troofers Prepare to Hype Their Bullsh*t on Graves of 9-11 Victims
So instead of remembering the events of 9-11-01 in a respectful and dignified manner, and redoubling our efforts to ensure it never happens again, we are instead to be treated to a stream of deranged children, aging hippies and mentally-unstable lunatics trying to muscle their way onto television screens to give the impression that there are more of them than there really are.
Here's an "action plan" from Alex Jones that includes crashing a series of MSM broadcasts around the city. They're numbered in the order in which they happen, so that you will see a gaggle of Troofer morons on every channel.
Clever, huh? Dishonest, shifty, and effective. That's Trooferism - playing on the relative apathy and disinterest of an unsuspecting public to bowl them over with hyperbole, screaming lies through bullhorns, and media whoring. Of course, the reality is that there's a roving band of morons that will be traveling around looking for things to do, and the more disrespectful to the victims of 9-11, the better.
Microsoft and Apple Pushing Hard to Pass Patent Overhaul Bill
It's a little bit outside of our regular subject matter, but those of you in tech businesses may be interested in knowing that the patent system we've had for 50 years may soon come to an end. Via Forbes:
Despite worries that lawmakers still don't have the depth of knowledge on this complex issue to understand its implications, the House of Representatives is expected to pass a controversial and complex bill on Friday that would set the stage for the broadest overhaul of the U.S. patent system in more than 50 years.As expected, the patent overhaul passed the House and now moves to consideration by the Senate. This overhaul is happening largely thanks to heavy lobbying by Microsoft, Apple and Dell, which see light at the end of the patent tunnel:
"We'd like to see more debate, more hearings, more negotiation," says Marc-Anthony Signorino, director of technology policy for the National Association of Manufacturers, one of the country's largest industry groups. "Even a brain surgeon needs to be trained for a while to understand how the brain works."
"This issue has been considered in three different Congresses," says Steve Elmendorf, spokesman for the pro-reform coalition that counts Microsoft (nasdaq: MSFT - news - people ), Dell (nasdaq: DELL - news - people ) and Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) among its members. He notes that there have been numerous hearings and stakeholder meetings on the subject. Regarding lawmakers' grasp of the subject, he says, "That's a lot of what Congress does. They deal with complicated issues every day."And that, folks, is the amazing thing about Congress. They often deal with complicated issues on fast-track time tables, and they sometimes get it partly right. Amazing...
MoveOn.org to Smear Gen. Petraeus in NYT
Are you Moron.orgers in third grade?
On Monday, the liberal advocacy group MoveOn.org, is set to publish an ad in the New York Times that claims Petraeus is not giving an objective, independent view of the situation on the ground. The ad says 'General Petraeus or General Betray us? Cooking the books for the White House."Don't question their patriotism! They support the troops, until they talk.
Of course, the Democrats voted unanimously to approve Petraeus, indicating that the only idiots politicizing a report they haven't read but fear will make their political position look weaker are Democrats.
All from a gaggle of sanctimonious leftwing jackasses sitting on their fat behinds in their air-conditioned offices.
Human Rights Org. in Egypt Shut on Bogus Charges
Yet another lovely US ally, its Egypt today. To follow is a Press Release from the Arabic Network for Human Rights Information , known as HRInfo, quite an important portal in the region which has a substantial and informative English page.
What happened is the Egyptian Association of Human Rights and Legal Aid (AHRLA) publicly exposed the state's torture of prisoners (and its not blasting Madonna at them, its real torture). AHRLA got shut down on bogus charges, and civil society organizations decided to demonstrate in a show of support. HRInfo will share their offices with AHRLA so they can keep operating.
Press Release: Representatives of Human rights organization in Egypt decided to fight back against these flagrant police practices by using all the available legitimate measures e.g. labor strike, demonstrations, closing-down their websites and exposing the practices of the Egyptian government before international organizations and regional unions... The Egyptian government instead of working to improve its human rights records has shown a relentless desire to silence one of the most outspoken voices against these practices which are rife under the emergency laws and include unfair trails and gagged press.
Read the whole thing and check out the list of signatories.
I guess all these thug regimes deploy the same practices to hide their crimes from their own people and the international community.
Torture in Egypt is a widespread and brutal policy. From the website:
The previous weeks have witnessed an escalation of police brutality and torture in a number of police stations, known for their long record of breaking the law, torture and violation of human rights of citizens. The situation this time was characterized by heavy presence of police sergeants who seem to be competing with their seniors in the infliction of torture, as if promotion within the Ministry of Interior has become dependent on the number of citizens they kill under torture....Its a lengthy and disturbing statement that details a number of children killed in police custody and prisoners set on fire.
Some of those examples include Ahmed Badie Khafaga (May 2007, Damanhour police station), Saad Risk Allah Khalil (May 2007, Abou Hommos police station) and Tarek Foutouh El Imam (May 2005, Port Said police station) who the police claims have hanged themselves in their prison cells. It is noteworthy that Tarek had completed his prison sentence and had called his family, one day before his death, reminding them of his discharge from prison after 48 hours.
During this epidemic of death under torture, sergeants at Al Omraneyya police station psyched Nasser Sedik Gadallah from the third floor of his house. His wife and children watched as their father was thrown from the window, head down, which resulted in his immediate death. The same scenario happened before in March 2007 with Mohamed Nabawi Abdel Hafiz who was also thrown out of the window at Osim police station. The police claimed he had committed suicide.
Update: Key witness in Nour case found hanged in his cell.
"I confessed to forgery under pressure from officers from state security," Hassan told reporters on June 30, 2005, after his lawyer told the court he had changed his plea to not guilty.
The court disregarded his retraction and went on to sentence both Ayman Nour and Ayman Hassan to five years in prison. Nour, who came a distant second to President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt's first multi-candidate presidential elections in September 2005, says the authorities fabricated the case against him to exclude him from politics. The charge against Nour was that the endorsements he submitted to the authorities when he set up his liberal Ghad (Tomorrow) Party in 2004 contained forged signatures.
September 08, 2007
Syria "Mulling Responses" to Israel Flyover
Oh, PLLLEEEAASSEE let Syria do something. Give Israel an excuse.
Alex Jones Arrested (Released, Blames NWO...)
The leather-lunged, bull-horn wielding nutbar Twoofer king himself was arrested outside Fox News today for disrupting a Geraldo broadcast. No - he didn't spit on them:
During the program which was being broadcast outdoors, Rivera first told the protesters to "get a life" when they first began assembling behind him during his show. Later on in the show Rivera referred to the group of protesters that organized behind him as an anarchist group and even referenced the Jones arrest live on air. Jones could be heard prior to his arrest on the live Fox News broadcast shouting through a bullhorn saying "9/11 was an inside job" with the rest of the protesters. No word on if that's why he was arrested, but since New York City requires a permit to use a bullhorn that is a likely scenario.
UPDATE: Here's some video from the event (wild and wooly!):
UPDATE II: The NWO released Jones! Fascism!
Bin Laden, or Keith Olbermann?
Dude's got a point. What do you think, lefties?
Here's a mash-up of Olbermann's rhetoric (excerpts from his broadcasts) and Bin Laden's rhetoric (read from the transcript).
Mos Def Goes 9-11 Twoofer
Absolute. Undaunted. Morons.
In case you haven't noticed, this is my new crusade.
Al Qaeda Sweeps Week: Three Major Videos Released
Laura Mansfield notes that al Qaeda's as Sahab media has released three major English language videos this week. In addition to the better known Osama bin Laden video, earlier this week Winds of Martyrs, Part 1 was released with a voiceover from American Adam Gadahn. As Sahab is set to release a third English subtitled video, probably this weekend, of Abu Yahya al Libi, who behind Ayman al Zawahiri has become al Qaeda's most popular spokesman.
The three releases could mean nothing, could be a sign of an impending attack, or could mean that since al Qaeda is incapable of launching a major attack that they are relegated to making silly videos. And since we don't know, take this as a sign of nothing.
Message to Adam Gadahn: You're still on my personal vendetta list. Watch. Your. Back. And if you're so brave, how come the Z man has you on typing duty? Why aren't you out there with the real mujahideen. Coward.
Ex-ACLU Chief Had Child Torture/Porn Videos
State Department Comments on Al-Khaiwani Kidnapping
We've been following the case of outspoken Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khawani for several weeks. After a politicized terrorism charge was thrown at him, Al-Khaiwani was then kidnapped, beaten, threatened and had his fingers broken. He recognized one of the kidnappers as one of the security officials who had previously arrested him. The kidnapping was apparently triggered by an article he wrote detailing the conditions in Yemeni prisons. The good news today is that the US issued a statement from DC noting a disturbing trend in Yemen targeting journalists and naming al-Khawani specifically. So thats a boost for the good guys.
The State Department
Press Statement Tom Casey, Deputy Spokesman Washington, DC September 7, 2007
Yemeni Journalists Abducted
The recent abduction of independent Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim Al-Khaiwani points to a disturbing trend of intimidation and harassment of Yemen's journalist community. Freedom of the press and freedom of expression are cornerstones of democracy, and a plurality of voices strengthens democratic societies.
The United States urges the government of Yemen to take steps to protect all journalists from becoming victims of violence and intimidation. We further call on the government of Yemen to fully investigate this most recent abduction, as well as past abductions of journalists in Yemen, and to bring the perpetrators of these crimes to justice.
Released on September 7, 2007
NJ's Democrat Culture of Corruption
Wait...I know. It's the GOP's fault, right? Maybe BOOSH's fault? It's just gotta be...!
UTSA Muslim Student Assoc. Harass Women, Pt II
Having pulled the first video, the misogynist, anti-Semitic Muslim pigs at UTSA are at it again.
Damn uppity women! Someone page Amanda Marcotte - she's got a bonified woman hater on video here.
Video : Mitt Romney on Campaign Finance
Campaign finance limits are unpopular these days, and Mitt's all over the question with the currently-popular answer:
Of course, as with a lot of issues, Mitt was FOR IT before he was AGAINST IT. Back when campaign finance limits were popular, Mitt had this to say:
What is it with these Massachusetts guys?
Jawa Report Exclusive: New Bin Laden Video Full Version
The Jawa Report has obtained a full length copy of the new Bin Laden video. It's cooking now. Laura Mansfield agreed to host a downloadable copy for us, it is here.
Hat Tip: Rod.
Update: The Google Video copy is ready.
Smaller (45meg) version here
UPDATE by Rusty: Laura sends this:
Note: The posting announcing the video included a technical note: "Technical clarification: From the beginning of the production to minute 2, the production is in video and audio. From minute 2 to minute 12:30, the production is audio and a still image. From minute 12:30 to minute 14:00, the production is in video and audio. From minute 14 to the end, the production is in audio and a still image."Very strange, indeed.
September 07, 2007
Video : Mary Katherine at the Texas Straw Poll
Mary Katherine plys the Fredbot for insider tips.
(click image to watch)
21 Executed After HR Meeting in Tehran
Press Release from Eye on the UN:
NEW YORK—EYEontheUN Editor Anne Bayefsky announced today that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, attended a human rights meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), chaired by Cuba, in Tehran. The meeting was held to redefine and relativize human rights in accordance with “cultural diversity.” The Iranian concept of cultural diversity is last month’s stoning of a man for allegedly committing adultery and the hanging of corpses (recent victims of mass executions) from cranes placed in public squares.
While Arbour sat in the front row listening to Ahmadinejad, some Iranians were being made ready to be publicly hanged—21 prisoners were executed the next day.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad proclaimed during the meeting that, “revolutionary Iran aims at global government and a genuine Islamic culture so as to gain a loftier position worldwide.” Iranian Foreign Minister Manuchehr Mottaki called on participants to “modify” the Universal Declaration of Human Rights because the “Islamic world” wasn’t present when it was drafted.Cuba is the chair of the Human Rights meeting of the Non-Alligned Movement.
Arbour’s visit occurred at a time when suppression in Iran is brutal. The numbers of opponents of the regime hanged in public and being imprisoned are increasing. Despite Iran’s refusal to cooperate with many of the UN’s own human rights investigators, who have sought entry into the country for many years, Arbour told NAM participants that “The new method of considering issues related to human rights is comprehensive and not selective and the UN Human Rights Council is ready to present technical and consultation assistance to Iran.”
“High Commissioner Arbour has done a great disservice to the families of those tortured and killed by the Iranian government, to genuine human rights advocates putting their lives on the line and to the fundamental quality of human rights—its universality,” Bayefsky lamented.
For more information visit Eye on the UN
Hayden: Sources Clammed Up After Media Reports
CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden said today that less than 100 prisoners have been held in secret detention. He said a few other things too.
Yahoo: He said Friday that such leaks to news organizations harm national security. Hayden said that in one case, news leaks gave a foreign government information that allowed it to prosecute and jail one of the CIA's sources.The fourth estate becomes a third column.
"The revelations had an immediate, chilling effect on our ability to collect against a top-priority target," he said.
Hayden said other media reports "cost us several promising counterterrorism and counterproliferation assets" because CIA sources stopped cooperating out of fear they would be exposed.
He said "more than one" foreign government's intelligence services have withheld intelligence that they otherwise would have shared with the U.S. government because they feared it would be leaked. "That gap in information puts Americans at risk," Hayden said, according to the written remarks.
Black Beard and Jihad
Robert of Jihad Watch explains Black Beard:
The Shafi'i school of Islamic jurisprudence forbids men and women to dye their hair black "except when the intention is jihad...as a show of strength to unbelievers" ('Umdat al-Salik e.4.4)...More at the post and, in the comments, this: Abu Dharr narrated the hadith, The best thing with which to dye gray hair is henna and katm. (Mentioned in Fath al-Bari.) Henna makes the hair red, while katm, a plant from Yemen, colors it black tinged with red.
Some scholars, on the other hand, do not consider the use of black dye as permissible except during time of war, when the enemy might be impressed by the fact that all the soldiers of the Muslim army look young."
I am not impressed. I think it makes him look like an aging lounge lizard. But the belligerent overtones should not be overlooked.
Thus the black beard dye from Yemen coordinates nicely with UBL's traditional Yemeni outfit. Tim Gunn would approve.
Aye scallywags, rascals and infidels, its almost Talk Like a Pirate Day. However you commie bastards, its not yet Talk like Jack Bauer Day.In case you need help, the website has A FEW TIPS DAMMIT!!!!!
-Make sure to yell very simple requests.
-Take a helicopter to work.
-Issue threats that involve family members and/or body parts.
-Always mention that you're running out of time.
-Carry a manpurse. Wear aviators. Don't do drugs.
-Carry around zip ties and a pair of pliers (because you never know).
-Keep a car battery and some jumper cables on your desk.
-Use your cell phone as much as possible. If the battery dies, just pretend it's still working.
-Use at least 5 exclamation points in every email!!!!
-Ask "Who are you working for!?" to as many people as possible.
Sooner or later we are going to need a Talk Like Bin Laden Day: You sons of pigs and dogs, Al-Qaeda will solve global warming by reverting to the stone age.
Video: Osama bin Laden 2007 Speech
UPDATE: Full video added below the clip.
Here is a clip of the new Osama bin Laden video already being circulated on the forums. I am told by someone with very good authority that the full video should be available within hours. We will keep you posted.
Switched to liveleak video, which streams better for me.
Update by Howie: We now have the entire Osama bin Laden video here.
Smaller (45meg) version here
UBL Video Intercepted! UPDATE: bin Laden Praises Chomsky/Left/Antiwar Voters!
This just in. MSNBC:
The White House has obtained a copy of a purported video by Osama bin Laden ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and has begun to analyze its contents, a Bush administration official said Friday.The world holds its breath.......
The official would not discuss the contents or say whether any conclusion has been reached about whether it’s really the al-Qaida leader.
UPDATE: Proof of life? The Blotter:
Intelligence sources tell ABC News they believe the expected video message from Osama bin Laden is authentic, recently produced and evidence the al Qaeda leader is still alive.AllahP has some interesting photoshops of bin Laden.
U.S. authorities now say they have a transcript which they say is aimed at potential suicide bombers who he urges to carry out missions against the West
UPDATE: AllahP just e-mailed the news that we already have transcripts of the new bin Laden video. I'm stunned. It's going to take me some time digesting all of this.
Here's the immediately funny part: bin Laden praises Noam Chomsky:
He goes on to call Noam Chomsky "among one of the most capable of those from your own side," and mentions global warming and "the Kyoto accord."And why not? They both share the common goal of getting the U.S. to stop meddling in the affairs of the world so that bin Laden and other Islamists can step in and impose sharia.
I'm just surprised he doesn't mention Ron Paul.
He also praises the American public for voting for Democrats, and then castigates the Democrats for not surrendering as fast as the American people wanted them too.
With words like this, even I might have to question the timing.
PS--the way I read it, it's an audio message, not video.
UPDATE: Jeff G questions the timing:
Having the world’s number 2 terrorist (just behind George Bush) come out and berate you for not following through with your promises to do his organization’s bidding — well, that can be a bit of a bummer, I imagine.UPDATE: Amazing-- the transcript is dated September 5th, two days ago.
UPDATE: Man the thing reads like it was written by Cindy Sheehan. Notable quotables (updated as I'm reading them):
People of America: the world is following your news in regards to your invasion of Iraq, for people have recently come to know that, after several years of the tragedies of this war, the vast majority of you want it stopped. Thus, you elected the Democratic Party for this purpose, but the Democrats haven't made a move worth mentioning. On the contrary, they agree to spending of tens of billions to continue the killing and the war there, which has led to the vast majority of you being afflicted with disappointment...So, bin Laden really does read and believe Leftist propaganda! It's like reading a Kos diary or a Democratic Underground thread. AllahP has the exact same reaction: Bin Laden, Socialist Icon.
In the Vietnam War, the leaders of the White House claimed at the time that it was necessary and crucial war, and during it, Rumsfeld and his aides murdered two million villagers. And when Kennedy took over the presidency and deviated from the general line of policy drawn uup for the White House and wanted to stop the unjust war, that angered the owners of the major corporations who were benefiting from its continuation.
And so Kennedy was killed, and al Qaeda wasn't present at that time, but rather, those corporations were the primary beneficiary from his killing...
This war was entirely unnecessary, as testified by your own reports. And among the most capable of those from your own side who speaks to you on this topic and on the manufacturin of public opinion is Noam Chomsky, who spoke sober words of advice prior to the war, but the leader of Texas doesn't like those who give advice....
The entire world came out in uprecedented demonstrations to warn against waging the war and describe its true nature in eloquent terms like "no spilling red blood for black oil," yet he paid them no heed....
So in answer to the question about the causes of the Democrats' failure to stop the war, I say: they are the same reasons which led to the failure of former president Kennedy to stop the Vietnam war. Those with real power and influence are those with the most capital. And since the democratic system permits major corporations to back candidates, be they presidential or congressional, there shouldn't be any cause for astonishment -- and there isn't any -- in the Democrats' failure to stop the war. And you're the ones who have the saying which goes, "money talks." And I tell you: after the failure of your representatives in the Democratic Party to implement your desire to stop the war, you canstill carry anti-war placards and spread out in the streets of major cities, then go back to your homes, but that will be on no use and will lead to the prolonging of the war....
In fact, the life of all mankind is in danger because of the global warming resulting to a large degree from teh emissions of the factories and of teh major corporations, yet despite that the representative of these corporations in the White House insists on not observing the Kyoto accord, with the knowledge that the statics speaks of teh death and displacement of the millions of human beings because of that, especially in Africa. This greatest of plagues and most dangerous of threats to the lives of humans is taking place in an accelerating fashion as the world is being dominated by the democratic system, which confirms its massive failure to protect humans and their itnerests from the greed and avarice of the major corporations and their representatives....
The capitalist system seeks to turn the entire world into a fiefdom of the major corporations under the label of "globallization" in order to protect democracy....
And if you would like to get to know some of the reasons for your losing of your war against us, then read the book of Michael Scheuer in this regard.
Christian Militants Behead Two Prostitutes
I just love that story in the Bible about how Jesus chopped off that one whore's neck.
Suspected Islamic militants beheaded two women accused of prostitution in northwestern Pakistan, police said Friday, in the latest case of Taliban-style justice in the region....Jesus wept.*
A note left with the corpses accused the women of being involved in prostitution with the support of local officials, and warned others like them that they would be punished in the same way, Khattak said....
The bodies of the women, who were identified only as Maino and Malaki, have been handed over to their relatives, he added.
In March, pro-Taliban extremists stoned and then shot dead two men and a woman for alleged adultery in front of a crowd of hundreds of people in the remote Khyber tribal area.
Two lovers were tied to trees and stoned to death by angry relatives in central Punjab province in January, in a so-called "honor killing" because of their allegedly immoral activities.
3And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Wired on Fred Thompson
Wired has a great article on how technologically savvy Fred Thompson is:
[Thompson's] tech acumen showed up again last week when -- after months in an unofficial shadow campaign -- Thompson announced he would kick off his official run for the White House with a webcast this Thursday. "By announcing via webcast, Fred is able to take his consistently mainstream conservative message directly to the voters who are already responding to that message with a strong upwelling of grassroots support," Bill Lacy, Thompson's campaign manager, said in a statement....
Thompson's highest-profile tech legacy in his congressional record is the establishment of an information-sharing and security infrastructure across the federal government. Thompson was the prime Senate sponsor of a bill called GISRA (Government Information Security Act), signed into law in 2000. It forced government agencies to conduct annual security audits and report the -- usually embarrassing -- bottom line results to the public.
Need Help: Al Qaeda Website Wants You to Take Them Down (UPDATED: PWNED!!)
Updated by Howie: World News Network is now completely off-line. 22.214.171.124 and 126.96.36.199 are both dead. Thanks to Jawa readers for all the help in taking them down.
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After we successfully got two separate DNS services to stop doing business with the al Qaeda in Iraq linked World News Network, I figured I'd just let them be for awhile. The way a Domain Name Server works is that when you type in a name to the url box--say www.mypetjawa.mu.nu--then it tells your browser to retrieve the information from an IP--like 188.8.131.52. How many of you actually could find the Jawa without a named url?
Without DNS, a website is effectively dead. Or so I thought. WNN put this up as a way of getting the word out. Now I'm mad.
Once this gets passed around long enough, with or without DNS, the jihadis at WNN will once again be one of the largest and most popular pro-al Qaeda support forums on the internet. Unless of course you help me take them down.
Just so you understand the depths of their depravity and just how close they are to al Qaeda in Iraq, check out their main archive featured near the top of nearly every one of their pages.
Again, al Furqan is to al Qaeda in Iraq what as Sahab is to al Qaeda in Afghanistan/Pakistan. Just in case there are some doubters, here's MNF confirmation.
So, let's get these bastards off the internet. For good.
Last bit of motivation. Here's an image found on WNN and posted by the Global Islamic Media Foundation (GIMF). If this doesn't piss you off, I don't know what will.
Please e-mail or call and let them know who they are doing business with.
WNN=http://184.108.40.206/ - http://220.127.116.11/
Hosted by: TIME Telecommunications
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Azmy Mohamad Yusof
Malaysia is fast becoming the country of choice for the internet jihad. If any one knows how to get hold of Malaysian law enforcement, please let me know.
16 Gitmo Detainees Released to Saudi Arabia
(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) According to Middle East sources, 16 detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were sent home to Saudi Arabia yesterday. Per agreement between the U.S. and Saudi governments, the detainees would be tried under Saudi law.
So far, a total of 93 Saudi Gitmo prisoners have been released while 37 remain. The numbers don't include three Saudis that allegedly committed suicide, one hunger-striker and two hangings, which are being investigated.
Interestingly, Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki of the Interior Ministry, stated that 54 of the released detainees "have been tried and have undergone a rehabilitation program before rejoining their families."
Isn't that nice? The detainees have been rehabilitated and are back with their families.
Pardon me for being skeptical about the radical Islamist rehabilitation program.
Facts on the Ground Show Schumer is Wrong About Surge
Sen. Chuck Schumer's (D-NY) Anbar:
"And let me be clear, the violence in Anbar has gone down despite the surge, not because of the surge.vs. Anbar as it really is. Notice that Iraqis credit the surge.
And if stories from the ground in Fallujah aren't enough, here are some statistics that back them up.
September 06, 2007
News Flash: The Naughty Vanessa Hudgens Pic is For Real (UPDATED with Links to Uncensored Pic)
Muslim Student Assoc. Harasses Women, Jews at UTSA
And the misogynist, anti-Semitic cretins even videotaped it.
Bush Petreaus Senate Democrat Report
The Democrats, to their infinite disgrace, are now (for political reasons, not being able to have progress noticed, etc.) acting like they had nothing to do with the appointment of General Petreaus.
They apparently were high when they voted to confirm him. 81 yeas. 19 No votes. 0 Nays.
Schumer - Yea
Durbin - Yea
Feinstein - Yea
Clinton - Yea
Kennedy - Yea
Reid - Yea
Levin - Yea
UPDATE: Schumer is caught scrubbing damning passages from his disgraceful remarks on his website. See Sweetness and Light for details.
And whatever you do, don't question his patriotism.
Zogby: 42% of Democrats Want TEH TROOF about 9-11
So according to some new polling, almost half of Democrats are at the very least in the LIHOP camp (let it happen on purpose).
That's good news for the Republicans, although I know they won't exploit it and use it because they're stupid.
Also, Troofers are publicly crowing but secretly cursing that only 4.6% of respondents in a poll they commissioned are MIHOP (made it happen on purpose). For the uninitiated or apathetic, this means that the controlled-demolition, no-planes/remote-controlled planes, laser/space beam, WTC7 demolitionLOL, Bush/Cheney/Joooos-did-it crowd takes one in the chops, because they wanted a much higher number than that. Most 9-11 Troofers are MIHOP. Here's some more poll analysis from Pat at Screw Loose Change.
And last but not least, here's a personal rant at the 9-11 Troofers from yours truly, in honor of the 9-11 victims they're spitting on with their unfettered nuttery.
New bin Laden Video on 9/11
UPDATE 9/07/2007 03:45 PM: NEW OSAMA BIN LADEN 2007 VIDEO HERE.
UPDATE 9/07/2007 11:45 AM: White House has copy of bin Laden tape.
Holy schneike, new bin Laden video! Could this be the 9/11 gift to Manhattan? Maybe so.
I had heard that a new bin Laden video was coming out, but frankly I thought it was just wishful thinking on the jihadis part.
Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden plans a new video addressing the American people regarding the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, a terror monitoring group said Thursday.And both AllahP and The Blotter connect the video to the "special gift for Manhattan on 9/11" message.
SITE Intelligence Group said an Internet announcement of the plan included a photo of the al-Qaida leader from the upcoming video—his beard, which in previous messages had been streaked with gray, was entirely dark.
UPDATE: Look at the two pics AllahP has up. Isn't it odd that bin Laden is wearing the same outfit? What could that mean?
Also word now that video will be released within the next 72 hours.
UPDATE: Here's a hint about the two pics: I aint the only one thinking it.
I'll even go out on a limb.
Prediction 1: Any "new" video of Osama will be him talking in generalities, conveniently wearing same clothes as previous videos, only everything looks a bit darker in it. What, you don't think al Qaeda editor at large Adam Gadahn doesn't know how to use video editing tools, which include simple color and tone "fixes"?
Prediction 2: Anything "new" that could possible serve as "proof of life" will actually be audio overlaid on to static photos of bin Laden.
Any takers? I could be wrong, but I just have this sneaking suspicion.
UPDATE: Too good to be true--Kos Kidz already questioning the timing.
Expect more scare tactics from Bush soon.Like clockwork.
UPDATE: The banner above is the official banner released by al Qaeda's as Sahab, the production company thought to be run by Adam Gadahn. It isn't my photo, but the one al Qaeda is using to promote the video.
Thanks to Garduneh Mehr, here is a translation:
A video clip."
The official could not confirm or deny the authenticity of the images released, but he said "it's not exactly clear at this point" if the message will be authentic. The official also pointed out that previous messages were later proved to be older footage.It's almost as if the MSM wants the video to prove once and for all that bin Laden is alive.
In my mind he's dead unless they can prove otherwise. And not with some old video and some static-laden audio.
Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan-- "Special Gift" for 9/11
UPDATE 5:00: New bin Laden video coming soon! Perhaps this is the "special gift"?
I promised myself that I wouldn't give my 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge any more press than he deserves. Inshallahshaheed is at the center of a network of online jihadis that include convicted terrorist Daniel Joseph Maldonado, aka Daniel al Jughaifi. Wordpress continues to host the convicted terrorist's website.
After complaining to Wordpress on dozens and dozens of occasions about Inshallahshaheed I pretty much gave up on getting them to play ball. But I also knew that Inshallahshaheed was being investigated, not by the FBI, but by other interested parties. So I stopped writing about that particular website and even discouraged others (like Weasel Zip) from writing about it. Except, of course, in passing reference.
Earlier today, though, I noted that Rabbi Abraham Cooper mentioned the website at a Simon Wiesenthal Center sponsored event. It now seems that the FBI are taking the website seriously. Finally.
Howie sends this Fox News report:
DEVELOPING STORY: Federal counterterrorism officials are analyzing a posting on an Islamic forum Web site that warns of "a special gift" to be given on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, FOX News has learned.I can reveal that the website of interest is that of Inshallahshaheed's The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge'. The particular post in question is simply a preview of an audio set to be released on Sept. 11.
The warning was posted Sept. 2 on a site frequented by radical groups and said in part that "there will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan."
Federal officials told FOX News they are trying to determine if it might be a specific warning or just part of broad chatter that has been heard during the last few months.
Postings talking about "gifts" have been seen before in the days leading up to the anniversary of Sept. 11.
Soon …. Soon … Soon … Soon… the blessed invasion of ManhattanThe audio wasn't actually originally posted by Inshallahshaheed, rather, he found it an an Islamist forum and then simply reposted it with commentary at his own blog. I've backed up the post, since I have a feeling it will be gone soon.
September 2, 2007
Posted by Inshallahshaheed in United States of Losers, Jihad, America
بســــم الله الرحمن الرحــــيم [In the name of God, the Merciful]
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاتة
هذاالمقطع الصوتي سيكون باذن الله في احد اصدارتنا بمناسبة ذكرى غزوة منهاتن
ودمتم برعاية الله
[There will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan…]
[Below is an audio preview]
By "soon" the post simply means that the complete audio will be released, not that Manhattan will be invaded soon. The rumors are that this audio is of Osama bin Laden. I have not yet listened to it.
If the website goes down, I'll put up the archive I made.
UPDATE: Bingo, the blog is down. Yet, I have the cache of the post. View it here (minus the images). And a screenshot below.
Update within an update: Tim from Opinion Bug finds the Google cache. Nice work Tim. Not included in the Google cached version are some of the comments, including a conversation between Inshallahshaheed and a 9/11 Truther. Inshallahshaheed convincingly argues that since al Qaeda produced a video showing the "19 martyrs" and admitted to being behind the attack then of course they were behind 9/11, inshallah. See, trutherism is offensive even to jihadis.
UPDATE II: I'm listening to the audio now. Starts out with sirens, gunshots, and panicked people screaming. There is a voice over in Arabic. Very menacing. Not at all like the usual. There's shouting and screaming, and gunshots. Very different than most of these types of audios which are usually calm sermons with nasheeds (music) in the background.
No bin Laden audio, but towards the end of the audio is a nasheed praising Osama bin Laden. Then gunshots. Then it ends. Scary.
Sounds threatening to me. And considering that I monitor a lot of this stuff, if I even think its scary, then I think that's saying something. It may not be a direct specific threat about an impending attack, but it is a general threat. And it reminds us of exactly who it is we're fighting.
If you click on the images to see a bigger version, you'll notice that Inshallahshaheed had a recent comments listings on the left side of the lower screenshot. If you look carefully, you'll see the avatar that Inshallahshaheed picked for himself. That's the flag of The Islamic State of Iraq, the al Qaeda umbrella group.
I'd gloat that the website is down, but I have a feeling that losing his blog is the very least of Inshallahshaheed's worries about now.
UPDATE: Howie has no problem gloating.
UPDATE: Other Wordpress hosted terrorist websites. Many of them have "disclaimers" saying that the views expressed aren't necessarily their own. Funny, I've seen al Qaeda owned and operated websites with the same "disclaimers".
Islamic Courts Union (al Qaeda linked former government of Somalia--aka, "African Taliban")
Daniel al Jughaifi (personal website of American jihadi Daniel Joseph Maldonado convicted of training with al Qaeda)
Amreekan (literature by convicted terrorist Sheik Nasir bin Hamid al Fahd who famously issued a fatwa granting al Qaeda the right to use WMD against the U.S.)
Caravan of Martyrs (al Qaeda in Saudi Arabia support)
Ignored Puzzle (al Qaeda in Iraq/Salafi terror supporter)
Muslim in Kenya (supporter of al Qaeda backed Somalian ICU, now featuring a letter from Daniel Joseph Maldonado sent from jail. So "Daniel al Jughaifi" continues to blog by proxy from jail.)
al Jihad (terrorist propaganda)
Truthline (general terror supporters)
Moderates Refuted (general terror supporters / followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed)
Naseeha (al Qaeda support)
CONTACT WORDPRESS HERE or e-mail them:
*websites of known terror organizations, terrorists, or those acting in their name
**Few terror supporters actually say, "we support terrorism" and these blogs are no exception. What they do is define terror in such a way as to exclude every organization listed by the U.S. State Department as specially designated terrorist entities. Most of these blogs, though, openly support terror organizations such as al Qaeda in Iraq, the Islamic Courts Union of Somalia, or the Taliban.
LAST UPDATE (maybe): Just to clarify, I know others have been monitoring the website in question and noticed the post. Well, so did I. But as I said before, I knew there were things going on behind the scenes, so I didn't want to alarm Inshallahshaheed. I didn't know the FBI was looking in to him, just other, er "concerned citizens".
In fact, I've had a few conversations with other like minded bloggers warning them off of digging too deep into Inshallahshaheed for that very reason. But now that the alarm has been sounded, let's give a couple of shout outs to:
Last, a commenter claims that he has identified Inshallahshaheed. I have no way of knowing if he's correct so I'm not going to post his name here. I tried several Google search variations but came up with nothing. So if any one can confirm the identity of Inshallahshaheed, please e-mail me.
UPDATE: Garry at Moon Dawg finds some interesting information in the metadata of the image and tracks down the original to an Amman, Jordan website.
Terror in Tampa Update: Ammo Found, Charges Against CAIR?
As I've been saying for some time: there is more to this case than is being let on. The first clue was that the FBI seized a computer from the two suspects' apartment. The second clue was when they wanted DNA from the suspects, meaning that at least one of them must be implicated in some other crime.
Ahmed Mohamed also faces charges of helping terrorists by demonstrating how to use explosives. I don't think its going out on a limb to suggest that his "demonstration" was done on the internet.
This new report, which I found via Dan Riehl, also adds two items: the arresting officer grew suspicious when he the suspects threw their laptop in the back seat where there was some ammo.
Normally you'd conclude they just didn't want the officer to see the porn on their computer, but I have a gut feeling that isn't what they were hiding. The internet, foreign Muslim nationals, and ammo aren't exactly the best combination.
As Rabbi Abraham Cooper mentioned yesterday, the internet now amounts to a "virtual university of terror" saving would-be jihadists the expense of traveling to Pakistan or Afghanistan for training.
Alarm bells started going off for [Officer] Blakely even before he asked the students any questions, he says. They scrambled to toss a laptop into the back seat. Blakely spotted a box of bullets.Dan Riehl has more.
Again, as I've said before, the fact that they were in Goose Creek was probably only incidental. I now have confirmation that the two were heading somewhere else. Where that other place was, I have no idea. But they were carrying pipe bombs with them.
Probably not on their way to commit an act of terror. In fact, if my hunch is correct on this one, then they weren't planning any acts of terror here. This doesn't mean they weren't planning on helping terrorists in other parts of the world. Specifically in Diyallah province, Iraq.
I'm also told by a source close to the case that certain high placed members of the Tampa chapter of a well known Islamic "civil rights" organization could face obstruction of justice and other charges for making false statements to the grand jury. Let's put it this way: there may be a very good reason CAIR has shut up since Ahmed Bedier testified at the grand jury....
Geraghty on Fred Thompson
Posted at NRO:
Is it just me, or does Thompson come across as a guy who just doesn't give enough of a hoot to pander? There was nothing artificial about him, nothing prepackaged. Not only does he not smell of desperate effort to be liked by the audience, he seems like he's equally happy with winning or with going home to a happy life with Jeri, the kids, and playing an authority figure in whatever upcoming television project Dick Wolf has. This does not seem like a man who will flip-flop depending on political winds; if you don't like him... he really doesn't seem to care.
Gay Pedophile Babysitters
(Northern Ireland) Two homosexual men have been convicted in Reading Crown Court of molesting a young boy, starting when he was an infant and lasting until he was four and one-half years old.
A mannequin-dresser, 34-year-old James Rae (pic) and 39-year-old Alan Howitt, a former soldier, persuaded a female friend to allow them to babysit her son. The men were found guilty of repeated sex crimes against the boy.
Judge Christopher Critchlow heard last week that Howitt and Rae, lovers for more than 10 years, repeatedly sexually abused the tot over a four-year period - simulating sex acts with him and forcing him to have oral sex while he slept.This week, Rae was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Howitt is scheduled to be sentenced on November 2nd.
They photographed some of the assaults and one act filmed on video was described by the judge as "about as bad an example as there could be" of an indecent attack on a child.
The pair, who have since ended their relationship, stood side-by-side in the dock to be sentenced for offences against the boy, now aged seven.
In June last year Howitt admitted possessing and making indecent images of children, and four counts of indecent assault.
Rae was convicted of the same four sexual assault charges on the boy between the age of six months and when he was four-and-a-half.
Heh, contrary to frequent pronouncements that male homosexuality and pedophilia are not related, James Rae and Alan Howitt are examples that they sometimes are.
Video : Ron Paul Circa 1988
A fiery Ron Paul on Morton Downey's show:
Juan Cole on Beheading & American Terrorists
Juan Cole a distinguished professor of Middle East studies says that America is deploying terror against Iraqis. Oh, and he thinks beheading is a recent phenomenon invented by......drum roll please... the West. Terrorists, you see, are just copying us!
Blowback.... Bushitler... Haliburton....etc. He seems to forget that Mohammed himself ordered the beheading of 900 Jews of the Banu Qurayza tribe.
Report: al Qaeda Using Internet to Plan Terror
It looks like Rabbi Abraham Cooper and I are on the same page. Since this is a press release, I'll just post the whole thing. The original can be found here. Bold and italics are mine. A couple of brief highlights:
1) Al Qaeda is winning the internet battle and is using the internet not only for propaganda but for "command-and-control". It's true. One caveat, over the past several weeks there has been a chorus of complaints from the online jihadis that their websites are going down one by one. The lesson is that when we choose to fight, we win. The problem not that we can't win, it's that we have not yet begun to fight. To paraphrase Churchill, "Give us the tools and we will win the war."
2) It's time to formulate a policy to battle the online jihadis for the hearts and minds of Muslims.
3) Our 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge'. I'll let you read what he says. But be prepared for your blood to boil.
Researchers from the Simon Wiesenthal Center today presented 9/11+6: THE INTERNET @GROUND ZERO OF TERROR before an open hearing convened by leading members and the staff of the House Foreign Affairs and Homeland Security Committees. The presentation was sponsored by Foreign Affairs Chairman Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA) and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) and attended by Congressmen Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Bob Inglis (R-SC).
In the presentation, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Wiesenthal Center and one of the leading experts in the analysis of cyberspace extremism, said, “The U.S. and the world have yet to formulate an online campaign to reverse the progress Al Qaeda and its allies in the battle for the hearts and minds of young Muslims.”
Cooper, who was joined by Rick Eaton, the Center’s senior researcher, told the lawmakers that even as intelligence and law enforcement agencies try to make inroads in their online investigations, Al Qaeda is already ahead in what they call the “electronic jihad” by using the tools of Web 2.0PDAs, cell phones, RMS and SMSwhich rely less on websites and more on one-to-one communications.
“On the eve of the sixth anniversary of 9/11, we have to be honest with ourselves,” continued Cooper. “Al Qaeda and others who promote a culture of death are winning the battle of the Internet. From command-and-control to recruitment, they are ahead of the curve.”
Congressman Lantos recognized the Center for its leadership in investigating the world of technology and terrorism. Congressman Wilson remarked, “Ultimately, we have to harness the power of the Internet to defeat Islamist terrorism.”
To conclude the presentation, Cooper and Eaton showed a September 2 posting from a blog, (inshallashaheed.wordpress.com) that read “Soon …. Soon … Soon … Soon… the blessed invasion of Manhattan… There will be a special gift coming on the day of the blessed invasion of Manhattan…,” a chilling message in light of this week’s thwarting of terrorist plots in Denmark and Germany and a week before the 9/11 anniversary.
In addition to the press release, there's this AFP story which I found via AllahP:
Besides being used as propaganda stirring young Muslims in the West and Middle East to violence, radical Islamist sites amount to a "virtual university of terror," promoting the creation of cells without requiring members to travel to Afghanistan or Pakistan for training, as in the past, Cooper said.Scary, because it's true.
"There is enough accurate information on the Internet to teach anyone to do pretty much anything," he said.
Defeatocrats Already Spinning Petraeus Report as "Bush Report"
I believe the talking points are in and the Democrats are going to try to spin General Petraeus' report on Iraq as "The Bush Report". Washington Times:
"The Bush report?" Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin said when asked about the upcoming report from Gen. Petraeus, U.S. commander in Iraq.Discredit the report by linking it to the Bush administration, very clever.
"We know what is going to be in it. It's clear. I think the president's trip over to Iraq makes it very obvious," the Illinois Democrat said. "I expect the Bush report to say, 'The surge is working. Let's have more of the same.' " ....
"We will see what the Bush report will be at the end of next week," Mrs. Pelosi said. "The facts are self-evident that the progress is not being made. They might want to find one or two places where there has been progress ... but the plural of anecdote is not data."
She said Democrats were determined to uncover "the ground truth in Iraq."
I think Bill Ardalino might have something to say about "the ground truth", Mrs. Pelosi.
...the positive change in Fallujah since my January visit is astounding.INDC Journal: The "Bush report" from Fallujah.
Former Gay Porn Star on Larry Craig Toilet Sex + Gary Hart
I'm trying to avoid the Larry Craig story like a Tijuana toilet tramp. Speaking of Tijuana Toilet Tramp, here's former gay porn actor Matt Sanchez on Larry Craig:
For homosexuals, cruising is a sacred pastime right up there with re-runs of Will and Grace, circuit parties and lip-syncing drag queens. Public sex is supposed to be "hot," and I have some knowledge of this having co-starred in the high-end fantasy film Tijuana Toilet Tramps.Well, I guess there's nothing like owning up to your past Matt. I've linked Matt's military embed videos, which he regularly posts on Liveleak, several times in the past without mentioning that he used to do gay porn. I knew about it, but somehow it didn't seem relevant.
In fact, the only reason I knew about his gay porn status was that the Lefty bloggers never fail to mention it. It wasn't "Matt Sanchez reporting from Afghanistan" it was always something like "cock loving former gay porn star Matt Sanchez is at it again from Afghanistan schilling for that homophobe Bushitler and the Amerikkkan Taliban. The hypocrisy!" You know, the consistently tolerant Left.
The rest of Matt's post is pretty good, go read it.
I'd leave it at that, but as long as we're talking about politicians involved in extramarital monkey business, here's Jules Crittenden on Larry Craig and Gary Hart:
You’ll remember that amid rumors of extra marital affairs in 1987, Democratic presidential candidate Hart dared reporters to follow him. They did, and caught him in DC with Donna Rice. He denied everything, said it was innocent. His wife came out and said the same thing. Shortly after that the “Monkey Business” photos emerged. It took a week.Of course, the obvious analogy kind of breaks down when you consider that Donna Rice was a) a chick b) kinda hot.
Who's with me?
September 05, 2007
From His Lips To My Ears
Confirmation. Fred Thompson just announced on Leno he's running for President.
Jawa Report Now Famous, Mentioned on O'Reilly (UPDATE: Now with video!)
Our minions, or should I say minion, Mike Pechar tells me that Mary Katherine Ham gave The Jawa Report a mention on O'Reilly's show.
Mary Katherine Ham via Townhall: I'm on O'Reilly in a few, talking about the Internets. After that, I'll be live-blogging the debate, I reckon. And, then maybe Fred's Leno appearance. The fun never ends!Looks like she found our post on Omar The Goat Humping Bakri Muhammad via AllahP at Hot Air. Cool.
H/t to Jawa Report and Hot Air
Mary was talking about this story about an al-Qaeda video that mentions Justin Timberlake
In other news, wiki-trolls have had our wikipedia entry deleted because we are, excuse me, were irrelevant. I reckon we should get that back now?
Some liberal trolls also immediately accused Mary Katherine of blogwhoring so I filed this under Ministry of Blog Pimpage.
UPDATE: We now have video! Thanks, once again, to AllahP for the video. I'd just link his embed but let's face it, he needs the traffic like I need a lighter teaching load.
UPDATE: Finally was able to watch it. Our university regulates bandwidth so that while they don't officially censor Youtube, they make watching Youtube videos so excruciatingly slow that I usually don't bother. Hence, all the Divx and Liveleak videos, that the university software simply doesn't pick up as high usage sites.
But, after watching it, let me just say that Mary Kate was most gracious in the shout out. Her actual words were "it happens frequently and if you want to keep track of it places like The Jawa Report and HotAir.com are great for informing you about the real threats that come from these guys on our own internet sites."
Thanks Mary, we appreciate the mention.
Photo : Sam "Switchback" Brownback Packs in the Crowds!!!
...or maybe not:
Looks like ya should've put a little more thought into those votes on amnesty...
Video: Proof American Human Rights Abuse Worse than Nazis
What can I say, it uses Vader's Imperial March so I have to post it. Seriously, if you haven't seen it, it's a must. Best part? Cannibal.
Made by Banner Of Songun.
Iranian Agent Captured in Iraq, U.S. Soldiers Killed by Iranian Made EFPs (Updated)
On the same day that the military announced that 3 U.S. soldiers were killed by Iranian made Explosively Formed Penetrators (EFPs), a wanted Iranian al Quds agent was picked up in Karbala.
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Three Multi-National Division-Baghdad Soldiers were killed and two others wounded when an explosively-formed penetrator detonated on their patrol during combat operations in an eastern section of the Iraqi capital Sept. 4....
During an unrelated pre-dawn raid in Karbala Wednesday, Coalition forces captured a highly-sought individual suspected of being an Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps-Quds Force (IRGC-QF) affiliate.
Coalition forces also detained another individual for questioning.
The detained individual is suspected of coordinating with high-level IRGC-QF officers for the transportation of multiple Iraqis to Iran for terrorist training at IRGC-QF training camps. He is also a known logistics facilitator providing lethal aid to terrorists operating in central Baghdad. It is likely that the affiliate is closely linked to individuals at the highest levels of the IRGC-QF. Coalition forces are still assessing his possible connection to the Special Groups.
Intelligence derived from other security detainees led Coalition forces to the residence of the individual. Ground troops confiscated computer equipment, communication devices, miscellaneous documents and photographs. It is believed that the captured documents may lead to information on other IRGC-QF illicit activities intended to disrupt security operations in Iraq. There were no Iraqi or Coalition forces casualties during the precision raid.
“As Iran continues its proxy war against the people of Iraq, Coalition forces will continue to build on recent operations to disrupt the flow of illicit, lethal materials from Iran into Iraq,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, MNF-I spokeman. “The capture of individuals affiliated with the IRGC-Quds Force is an integral part of dismantling terror networks that seek to kill innocent Iraqis and security forces.”
Source: MNF Iraq Press Release
Last month DOD released a captured homemade insurgent video which showed ordinance clearly labeled "EFP" and which was manufactured in Iran. I had originally thought the insurgents were using American rockets since they were marked in English, but it later became clear that these were Iranian made. Iran, like most countries, marks their exportable munitions in English.
UPDATE: Paul from Powerline wonders why we "permit Iran to believe there's no price to be paid for promoting violence in Iraq" echoing what appears to be calls from Willam Kristol for cross border attacks against IRGC-QF's camps in Iraq used to train Shia militia to attack U.S. troops.
Normally I'm a hawk, but I'm just not sure how this is in our best interests. Sure, ideally we could force Iran to stop their proxy war in Iran. But exactly how do we force them to do this? Exactly what incentives do we have to offer them to stop? I submit that there is a) no way to force them b) no incentives we can give them that we would be willing to give them.
So, we'll just have to live with the proxy war for now. The low-level proxy war leading to a less then stable Iraq is better than any disastrous cross-border action. The result of such action would surely be Iran unleashing far more forces in Iraq, which would further destabilize the country. If there are too many Iranian EFPs and too many Quds fighters in Iraq already, imagine how many there would be if Iran chose to no longer pretend that they weren't already involved. And how is that in our best interests?
I'll be tickled pink if and when the mad mullahs of Iran fall, but we are not in the position at the present time to escalate our cold and proxy war with them to a full blown shooting war. That can wait.
Update from Fallujah: The Surge is Working!
Longtime friend Bill Ardalino has made it to Fallujah and he likes what he sees. The last time he was in Fallujah I had a couple of online chats with him, the majority of the which I seem to recall were him asking, "do you want to get me f*cking killed"? That was just this January, now he reports a sea change on the ground. Here it is:
[A] quick teaser: the positive change in Fallujah since my January visit is astounding.You'll have to click on over to INDC Journal to read the rest. It's not a long post, but Bill promises more updates from Fallujah.
I've attended a Fallujah City Council meeting, a recruiting day for the "Fallujah Protectors" (neighborhood watch), the establishment of the city's last police precinct and a meeting of "muktars," traditional cultural leaders of specific neighborhoods who work with Marines to improve infrastructure. Tomorrow, my CAG unit will distribute food bags downtown. Almost none of this access or interaction was possible in January, and the cooperation with American personnel is widespread and animated.
The surreality of the change can be summed up by this afternoon.
Science: Angelina Jolie Has Sexiest Walk
Who is has the sexiest walk on Earth? Nope, not Jessica Alba, it's The Jawa Report's special corespondent, delegate to the UN, and official mascot Angelina Jolie. You can't argue against science. I mean, there are numbers and equations and all sorts of fancy doo-dads!
And how dare they try to rig a scientific experiment. One that definitively, positively, empirically, and with epistemological certitude proves that Angelina is hot. And I mean smokin.
The video below is what we call an anecdote. It's not science..... but it's proof enough for me.
I couldn't find a video comparing Angelina Jolie to Jessica Alba, but it is Angelina vs. Liv Tyler. On the negative side it does have a Justin Timberlake soundtrack. On the positive side it has ANGELINA JOLIE and LIV TYLER! Just turn the sound off and enjoy. SFW unless you're in Saudi Arabia.
Bonus pic of Jessica Alba proving that she, like my beloved Angelina, is also a Jawa Report reader.
Thanks to AllahP who apparently has taken to reading celebrity gossip blogs proving, once again, that he's not ghey.
US Companies Helping Palestinian Islamic Jihad
At least three U.S. companies are helping the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) spread its message. The PIJ is a violent offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood and shares the same longer terms goals as al Qaeda. The shorter term goal of PIJ is the destruction of the state of Israel and the establishment of sharia (Islamic) law. The PIJ is known to intentionally target and kill civilians, including Israeli children.
PIJ has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and the leaders of PIJ Specially Designate Nationals by the U.S. State Department. Under U.S. law it is illegal to provide business services, even free ones, to terrorists such as the PIJ.
Below: each of the three websites carries the logo of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Above right: an image from one of the websites glorifying a rocket attack which killed an Israeli civilian.
Domain registration services are provided to PIJ for all three websites from the Sunnyvale California internet giant Yahoo!.
Webhosting is provided to all three PIJ websites from Dallas, Texas:
ThePlanet.com Internet Services, Inc.
1333 North Stemmons Freeway
Suite 110 Dallas, TX
DNS service for http://www.sarayaalquds.org/ provided by KOM.CC, which appears to also be run by St. Cloud's Cold Fusion.
Thanks to Larry for the tip.
BONUS: e-mail a Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist!
As always, if he replies, please FORWARD the e-mail to Rusty.
German Gets House Arrest for Nuclear Smuggling
Outrageous? Yes, but not quite as egregious as the mastermind of the nuclear proliferation ring, Abdul Qadeer Khan, who was pardoned after he confessed to helping Libya & North Korea develop nuclear weapons. While no official charges have been pressed against Khan, he's been put under an unofficial sort of house arrest. Not so much as punishment, but to make sure he doesn't talk to the press and confirm what we all know: that he was working under the blessings of the Pakistani government in helping rogue nations develop nuclear weapons.
A South African court handed a German engineer who was involved in a global nuclear technology smuggling ring an 18-year suspended jail sentence on Tuesday, the SAPA news agency reported.
Gerhard Wisser will have to spend three years under house arrest as part of a plea bargain...
Wisser, former managing director of Johannesburg engineering company Krisch Engineering, had been accused of involvement in an international smuggling ring headed by disgraced Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan...
Fatwa Forbids Marrying Communists
Well, I guess you can't be wrong all of the time.
Germans Arrest Three Terror Suspects In Plot Against U.S. Military Base UPDATED/BUMPED
Right: One of the suspects (left) is taken away by German police. Breaking on the AP wire:
BERLIN - Three men have been arrested for planning attacks on the U.S. military base in Ramstein and Frankfurt's international airport, a German broadcaster reported Wednesday.
Two of the suspects had German citizenship while the third was Pakistani, the Sudwestrundfunk public broadcaster said. It said the men were arrested Tuesday evening and were close to carrying out the attacks.
Nothing to worry about I'm sure. They're just "youths."
UPDATE by Rusty, bane of al Qaeda in Germany, at 08:00: Attack is said to be "imminent" and "massive". Two of the arrested "youths" were German born converts to Islam, 22 & 29. The other is a 29 year old Turkish immigrant--which contradicts the earlier report which said he was Pakistani.
In addition to targeting Ramstein and Frankfurt airport, the group also planned to attack night clubs and bars frequented by Americans. Very reminiscent of the 1980s.
An NPR report said this morning that the three belong to the Uzbeki branch of the global jihad, The Islamic Jihad Group, and to have trained in Pakistan with al Qaeda. The report also claimed that the attack came on direct orders from the al Qaeda leadership.
As Confederate Yankee notes, the hydrogen peroxide base of the bomb most certainly would have been used to construct a TATP bomb. The same kind of bomb used in the London transit bombings. UPDATE: Not so fast, CY thinks that TATP would not have been powerful enough to do the kind of damage the reports are talking about.
UPDATE 08:20: AllahP has a nice history of Islamist plots in Germany and connects many dots. Here are the main points, with a few he missed:
1) Arrests came yesterday, same day as arrests in Denmark. Those plotters also said to be building TATP bomb.
2) On July 31, 2006 suitcase bombs failed to detonate on German trains. Possibly linked to Hizbollah.
3) May 2007, fear of imminent attack. Possibly linked to Ansar al Sunna, an Iraqi terror group with roots in the Kurdish community and which raises money from European Kurds.
5) Most important, Newsweek reported that Uzbeki Islamic Jihad Group connection back in July. Meaning that not only has this group been under surveillance for some time, but the press had wind of it before the suspects.
You'd think that they'd kind of suspect they were being watched after the media runs a story about a possible German terror cell with links to a little known jihad group in Uzbekistan. The Newsweek article actually goes so far as to say that "its German network has recently attracted recruits of other nationalities." How many jihadis in Germany could actually fit that profile?
Of course, that assumes that the Newsweek report was picked up in the German media and that the plotters read it. But my guess is that these guys were far more likely to be consuming propaganda put out by the Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF), which is run out of Germany, than reading Der Spiegel.
What exactly is the Uzbekistan connection? In 2004 the U.S. and Israeli embassies were bombed in Uzbekistan by "Islamists" of what I presume is the same group. I've also seen pre-9/11 video of Uzbeki Islamists training for jihad within Afghanistan. What many seem not to get in the MSM that there is a loose network of global jihadis, all of which support each other.
This article, linked by Michelle Malkin, says that the three were trained in Pakistan by the Islamic Jihad Union. This NY Times article has the German prosecutor claiming the three had connections to "high ranking al Qaeda members" and the earlier NPR radio story claimed the plot was ordered by al Qaeda leadership.
So, trained by Uzbeki jihadis but on orders from al Qaeda? What this suggests is that the Democratic predisposition to claim that there is a "real" al Qaeda and to seperate this "real" al Qaeda from other Islamist threats is simply not based in reality. We are not at war with al Qaeda, we are at war with a global Islamist movement. That movement has scores of different armed groups, all of which have the same goals as al Qaeda and which have loose connections to it, but few of which actually are the "real" al Qaeda.
UPDATE 08:50: Shots fired during arrest. Also, the three are identified:
Daniel S. from the state of Saarland and Fritz G. from Neu-Ulm in Bavaria, both of whom are German converts to Islam, as well as Adem Y., who is believed to be from TurkeyThe report also claims that there were other raids around Germany, meaning that these three may be the tip of the iceberg.
UPDATE 10:30: Ha, they were on welfare!
Yemen's Democracy: Death Penalty for a Slogan
Demonstrations that began in May are continuing in Yemen as the regime takes increasingly repressive and violent measure to quell dissent.
Security forces made mass arrests of demonstrators, prompting more demonstrations. A new law criminalizes slogans. A newspaper is facing terrorism charges for reporting war news in the Sa'ada War. A top member of the Yemeni Socialist Party has been "seized" by security forces.
(AP) Riot police fired bullets and used tear gas and water cannons Tuesday to disperse thousands of protesters demanding the release of more than 200 veterans and their sympathizers detained for protesting earlier this month, a police official said.
The protesters are mostly southern Yemeni veterans who lost their jobs after a defeat by northern forces in a civil war 13 years ago.
Yemen's top security body warned that "any party, movement, group or individual who stages or carries slogans that put national unity in peril, or calls for destruction of national unity, will be tried as a traitor."
Traitors face the death penalty under Yemen's constitution.
September 04, 2007
Maddox on the iPhone
Sorry, AllahP, but an iPhone fanboy he is not. The Nokia E70 appears to be the phone of the true pirate.
First of all, the E70 has a full keyboard, not some shitty stripped down, tap-and-pray smudgy piece of shit. Nokia uses a technology that's even more advanced than the iPhone's tap screen, allowing you to actually feel the keys you press as you're pressing them! The technology is called "tactile response," and it allows you to do things like dial a phone number without staring at your screen like a shit-chucking ape. In fact, every other cellphone ever made has this technology, sometimes called "buttons."It's pretty devastating. And hilarious.
Video: Hamas Throws Fatah Leader Off Building
Ah, the Palestinians have done so well with democracy. A video showing Hamas goons throwing a Fatah officer, Mohammed Sweirki, off a building. If they'll do this to fellow Palestinians, imagine what they'll do when they get their hands on the Jews.
It was the Palestine Press Agency that released the video in an attempt to discredit Hamas. Odd because we have similar stories of Fatah murdering Hamas in the West Bank. Hypocrisy....
Elder of Ziyon uploaded the video to liveleak, but couldn't figure out how to embed it. Here it is for your
enjoyment enlightenment. WARNING: It's graphic and actually shows the body landing.
Hat tip to Israel Matzav for notifying me.
Video: Let's Get Retarded
Leftists, Islamists, and Nudists converge. End-of-a-long-weekend-stupid from The People's Cube. WARNING: Disturbing images of naked hippies meshed with pretty funny videos of jihadis exploding themselves. The latter more than makes up for the former.
Danes Thwart Bomb Plot UPDATED/BUMPED
(Copenhagen, Denmark) With sketchy details, it's reported that Danish Police intelligence service (PET) arrested several people early today for planning a bomb attack somewhere in Copenhagen.
"The arrests are the result of prolonged surveillance of the persons concerned who are suspected of preparing a terrorist act with the use of explosives," PET said in a statement received by AFP.I'll make a wild stab and guess that those arrested were Muslim.
The arrests were carried out around the Danish capital.
PET did not say how many people were under arrest or give their nationalities.
The eight suspects arrested late on Monday in Copenhagen form part of a terror cell with links to a senior al-Qaeda figure, police said.Apparently, my stab wasn't so wild.
The suspects, aged between 19 and 29, were of Afghan, Pakistani, Somali and Turkish origin, police said.
UPDATE by Rusty: Hmmmm, related? A couple of years ago a group calling themselves 'The Glory Brigades of Northern Europe' threatened to attack Denmark.
That threat came on the heels of the original Mohammed cartoons. Could today's bust be related to the most recent set of Muhamed cartoons published in Sweden? Authorities are denying that today's arrests had anything to do with the cartoons, but if you read what they're saying, it's not that the plot had nothing to do with the cartoons, only that the arrests weren't catalyzed by them.
I'll also remind readers that members of their is a deep rooted connection between jihadis in Sweden and those in Denmark.
UPDATE: The bomb was made from TATP. That's the same explosive used in the London bombings. See above pic for why that may be relevant.
Thanks to Larwyn.
The Answer to Global Warming? Islam
Manbearpig sighting in Mecca? Only on the BBC could an editorial this dumb get air time.
Thanks to Ghost of a Flea who must be into S&M to actually spend the time listening to the Beebs.
Fred Polling First in Arizona, Bests Front Runners in Texas Straw Poll
Fred's getting good news from Arizona:
Arizona is the home state for John McCain, but Fred Thompson is the strongest GOP Presidential candidate in the state at this time.In other news, Fred managed a "surprising" and "unexpected" showing at the Texas Straw Poll this weekend:
A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Thompson leads Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton by seventeen percentage points, 51% to 34%. Thompson will be formally announcing his candidacy this week.
FORT WORTH – Rep. Duncan Hunter of California will go down as the official winner of the first-ever Texas Republican straw poll.Pics of the FredHead presence here.
But what followers of politics will be talking about is former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson's second-place finish.
His strong showing cements the actor turned presidential contender as the conservative alternative to front-runners like former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Arizona Sen. John McCain...
Not bad for a candidate who didn't make any personal overtures to Texas voters because he wasn't officially in the race.
His band of Texas "Fred Heads" picked up the slack, calling more than 3,000 potential delegates before the straw poll began. And only the ubiquitous backers of Rep. Ron Paul of Lake Jackson bested the Fred Heads' enthusiasm during the event.
In other news, the FredHeads have some "FRED 2008" bumper stickers available for FREE. First come, first served.
The Trouble With Islam
David Thompson interviews Tahir Aslam Gora:
Prosperity alone in Muslim world might not be enough to bring freedom of expression, equality and education of women. For instance, Saudi Arabia and many other Middle Eastern states are unable to enjoy freedom despite being relatively prosperous. We’ve also noticed that some rich Muslims, while enjoying their personal liberties, also sponsor Islamic extremism. Muslim nations, first, need to change their attitude towards life. They have to adhere to a tolerant attitude first. That’s why I have suggested in the outlines of the New Islam, “Muslim societies cannot find the track of reality and truth without the adoption of real freedom of expression.” After adoption of this attitude, they can easily move to equality and prosperity.Interesting.
China Hacks Pentagon Computers
The Financial Times quoted US officials as saying the Chinese army made the attack, which crashed part of a system for the defence secretary's office.Naturally, China will assert that the People's Liberation Army wouldn't do anything sneaky. I'll assert they're fibbing.
[ ... ]
Chinese Foreign Ministry official Jiang Yu said Beijing "opposed and vigorously attacked" all attacks on the internet including hacking.
"Some people are making wild accusations against China ... These are totally groundless and also reflect a Cold War mentality," she said.
The Financial Times earlier quoted a senior official as saying the Pentagon had pinpointed the origins of the attack and another as saying there was a "high level of confidence" that the People's Liberation Army was responsible.
September 03, 2007
How To End Life With Your Guitar
Yes - that's John F'ing Petrucci from Dream Theater. You're about to get PWNED, noobs.
Hucbald, Doriangrey - this one's for you.
NY Muslim Posts Daniel Pearl Parody on Youtube
American Muslim convert Yousef al-Khattab, born Joseph Cohen, has posted yet another offenisve Daniel Pearl related video proving that he is one of the sickest individuals at Youtube...and also the dumbest.
The video shows a Boba Fett clone action figure getting beheaded by ......wait for it..... Sandpeople! A Jawa watches as the Tusken Raiders kill the clone.
You just can't make this stuff up! Is Khattab that stupid to not get it that this video is supposed to be offensive to Muslims? Yes, he is. He might want to read my Jawas explained: a guide to My Pet Jawa.
What makes the video so offensive isn't the stupid Star Wars action figures--that alone would be kind of funny in that sort of South Park way. It's the fact that it actually uses sounds from the Daniel Pearl murder video that makes it disgusting.
Joseph Cohen, you are a dumbass. A sick one. Video below. Thanks to Ari for the tip.
Definitely NSFW and definitely disgusting.
The Enemy Within
UK Muslim forum happy over U.S. soldiers' deaths. I'd say it was shocking, but it's the farthest thing from shocking. Virtually every other English language Islamist website has hundreds of such videos and nearly all of the members have similar reactions.
American Muslim Threatens Rusty UPDATED/BUMPED
On Friday I challenged members of the Global Islamic Media Front to "come and get us". GIMF is an al Qaeda support group located in Germany. Like most of the cyberjihadis they are a bunch of sissies who speak of themselves as if they were engaged in actual jihad rather than the cyber version of it. They claim to be warriors but the last time I checked making "Best of al Qaeda in Iraq" videos isn't exactly dangerous work.
So, I wasn't surprised when someone took me up on the invitation.
Well, Dr. Rusty, maybe it is time we come for you and for other persecutors of Muslims. Many of these are in the news, and we know where they are.Ah, a real life death threat....on the internet....very brave, once again. But what is surprising is that CH is in the U.S..
CH | 09.01.07 - 9:46 am
AT&T Internet Services (SW Bell)
Most likely location: Texas
UPDATE: I only had a couple of minutes to write the original post. Notice I said most likely location....that means I wasn't 100% sure.
Gilbert Jonathan Garcia, Webb Girl and Wearyman believe that CH is actually in Ohio. GJC traces it to Cleveland but Wearyman, Webb Girl, another friend to Brecksville, which is a suburb of Cleveland.
And just to make it clear, I don't take this threat seriously at all. It's just par for the course for the pussies at GIMF and other internet jihadis to make such idle threats.
Bush Surprise Visit to Iraq
(Al-Asad Air Base, Anbar Province, Iraq) President Bush secretly flew 11 hours from Washington to make a surprise visit to Iraq, presumably landing only a short while ago. Defense Secretary Gates also arrived for a visit by a separate airplane.
Apparently, nobody in the media was tipped off to the trip. Pundits peg the trip as a show of support for the Iraqi government and a morale booster for the troops.
September 02, 2007
"A Matter of National Security"
If you have three minutes and 21 seconds to kill, this is a great way to do it. Make sure you watch the whole thing - the last ten seconds are freakin' awesome.
Kos to Kosbots: You Trolls are Morons, Morons
UPDATE: The original diary by the barking moonbat "Maccabee" that started the commotion has been pulled. Too embarrassing, huh? What a joke.
Charles has a screenshot.
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OMG - much hilarity and self-pwnage at Daily Kos.
Summary: A Daily Kos barking moonbat rifles off a breathless post suggesting, with irrefutable hard evidence from a friend in the military, that BOOSH is going to strike Iran.
Confederate Yankee, calls bullsh*t, refutes the source's "hard evidence" and shoots it full of more holes than Beauchamp's bullsh*t diaries.
Kos, realizing that we're laughing at them quite hysterically, reprimands the "reality-based" morons on his site for being so damned gullible.
More pwnage from Josh Trevino.
ake, for example, one pseudonymous fellow at DailyKos who goes by “Maccabee.” He claimed to meet a Romanian cabbie who told him to leave Bush’s tyrannical America; he claimed to meet a Holocaust survivor who told him that Bush’s America resembles Nazi Germany; he claimed to meet another cabbie, Ugandan this time, who told him that Bush’s America is worse than Idi Amin’s Uganda; he claimed to have received a phone call from Balad, Iraq, revealing that the majority of the American Army’s mechanized strength is “out of commission”; and today, he claimed to have received a telephone call from an American aircraft carrier on deployment, revealing that the United States Navy is about to attack Iran. Oh, and he also learned that the naval rank and file detest George W. Bush, too.
The final deathknell for this Kos diarist is here, from a Navy fighter pilot.
Bwahahaha! The evil hand of Darth Rove still decides the fate of the chess pieces!
BONUS: A commenter at CF notes that a Kosbot is actually citing Truthout as a source to validate this nonsense. Truthout? Well, now I'm convinced!
REDACTED: What Islamic Terror Does to People In Thailand
MEMO to Brian DePalma/Mark Cuban: You forgot to include some stuff in your propaganda film. You also forgot to mention that this horrific, barbaric Islamic violence is a daily occurrence the world over, as opposed to the focus of your propaganda, which is an isolated military incident that was resolved with swift justice.
**CONTENT WARNING: If you have a weak stomach or constitution, don't click this link.
ht: zombie, via LGF
Nutroots Bust Well-Known Story WIDE OPEN With Not-So-New-Or-Shocking Revelations
The Nutroots try their hand at pwning the MSM, and come up a tad short.
A Kos kid tries to whip up a furor over "conflicts of interest" at Maine newspaper who had a well-known connection to Senator Susan Collins (shock! horror!), and conveniently leaves out the facts that everyone who's not a screeching moonbat has already known for at least a decade:
* The editor under fire has worked at the newspaper in question since 1971.They remind me of noob Troofers who stomp onto the intertubes demanding answers, making wild accusations, repeating long-debunked crap ad nauseum, ignoring long-known facts, flinging flecks of spittle on everyone, and then patting themselves on the back while the world laughs at them.
* His wife - who is about to retire in September - has worked for the Senator in question for ten years.
* Her involvement with the Senator was disclosed by two newspapers, including the one her husband works for, in 1998.
* The cousin of Collins's Democrat opponent for reelection in 2008 is the paper in question's political editor.
Two Protesters Dead in Makalla, Yemen
Sources: “In a nutshell, on the 1st September 2007 multiple legal demonstrations took place in many cities, however, the Yemeni government, local authorities and security forces used live and plastic bullets, water canons and tear gas against peaceful demonstrators particularly in Aden and Mukalla . In Mukalla alone two people died suffering from wounds, more than 15 wounded and over 150 still detained in different security prisons in Mukalla with information that two of those detainees are under age until the time of writing this update.” Photos here.
This article indicates that "northern owned" public property (a contradiction of terms that makes perfect sense in Yemen) and cars were attacked.
SANA'A, NewsYemen: While authorities confirm they would prevent any protest "out of demonstrations law", leaders in the opposition Islah party said that allowing protests in Sana'a, Taiz and Ibb and preventing them in Aden and Hadramout is an example of "double standards".Makalla is a coastal city in Hadramout.
"Security forces prevented for the fourth time a peaceful march in Aden asking for rights guaranteed by the constitution and law and this is a double standard way of dealing with Yemeni people" head of the executive office of Islah in Aden Ensaf Mayo said in a statement to NewsYemen.
Update: Sources: "Political Security Forces in Aden today September the 2nd 2007, at 05:30 pm, stormed into the house of Naser Alnnoba (senior organiser), Chairman of the Southerners associations for the forcibly retired military and civilian officers and employees (MCRA), broke the outer house door, rushed in, arrested him, in front of his kids and family, led him to unknown place."
Al-Noba has been leading the protests that began in May.
More on the Haditha "Massacre," and the MSM's Flawed Narrative...
Borrowing heavily from Karl at PW, who's done the heavy lifting, we rewind to when the Haditha story broke.
It was covered as a massacre, and the US troops were automatically guilty - a new "My Lai," as it were. Multiple articles in TIME (here, here and here) gleefully and breathlessly reporting the incident with no indication as to the Marine's rights to fair trial and to challenge the charges against them (which later resulted in the exonerations of several of those same Marines), as did the WaPo, NYT, the networks in general, and particularly the Tiffany network at CBS, ABC, and PBS.
No similar full-court press, however, for their exonerations and their full clearings.
Where is the full court press announcing the exoneration and innocence of the majority of the soldiers in this incident?
Where is the aggressive questioning of such charlatans as John Murtha (D) as to their premature convictions without trials of these Marines in the court of political opinion?
There certainly was a full-court media press trying to convict them, and now that the case appears to be falling apart quicker than Hillary Clinton's chances of winning the presidency, where is the full-court media press for their exonerations?
Shouldn't it be leading the newscasts on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and in the NYT, TIME magazine, the WaPo, and others?
September 01, 2007
Middle East Transparent
This is my friend Pierre, who does really good work. The motto of the site is "No Red Lines". The Arabic page is hot. The English page is pretty good too. Check it out.
I like Joe Lieberman's article that says Damascus airport is Jihaddi central. We knew that. Bullets with your peanuts?
Drone Footage to Be Introduced in Haditha Trial
With convictions dropping like flies, the defense moves to provide some objective video footage of what actually happened during that day.
And it turns out, not surprisingly, that the Marines were in and out of firefights all day, as well as during the time of the incident in question. They were likely following ROE in a combat situation, which the defense is attempting to show.
You know - free of TIME magazine's trademark embellishment, the MSM's relentlessly biased coverage, and propagandist's plentiful