February 29, 2008
Liberation Radio *sticky*
Join Vinnie and me tonight on Liberation Radio, 11PM Eastern, 10 PM Central, 9 Mountain and 8 Pacific, link to follow. We should have an interesting guest joining us.
Update Our guest couldn't make it, we'll have to reschedule.
"Rabbi" Threatens Blogger
What the hell is going on today? First, Snapped Shot gets a cease and desist letter from the Associated Press, and now Pamela from Atlas Shrugs has some nutjob "Rabbi" threatening to sue her for libel. Since the "Rabbi" is clearly a public figure due to his political activism, I'd suggest his lawyers read New York Times v. Sullivan (1964).
What's the legal term for "stick your certified letter where the sun don't shine"?
Thanks to Cynthia.
Irans President Ahmadinejad To Visit Iraq
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to make a visit to Iraq on Saturday, March 2nd, 2008. It will be the first such visit by and Iranian President in fifty years. Keeping in mind that there is much evidence that Iranian Special Forces are operating in Iraq under the guise of the "insurgency" I'd like to you to consider the following from AKI International.
Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is scheduled to arrive in Baghdad on Saturday afternoon in an historic visit - the first to Iraq by such a high level representative from the Iranian government in 50 years.
Ahmadinejad will be accompanied by a delegation of 30 people who are already in Baghdad in preparation for his visit, which many in Iran have described as "taking a walk in a minefield."
The Iranian leader is expected to meet Iraqi authorities and one of the key issues that they are expected to discuss is the charge that Iran is supporting rebel forces that are behind the many suicide bombings that have targeted Iraqi institutions.
Mohammed Abdullah al Ghawami, the head of the Mukhaberat, the Iraqi secret services, made just such an accusation ahead of Ahmadinejad's visit.
On Wednesday he announced that he had documents which showed the support provided by the Iranian government and Iranian intelligence to al-Qaeda-linked groups operating in Iraq.
In the past, there have been reports in the Iraqi media about training camps for suicide bombers run by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards along the border with Iraq as well as suicide belts made in Iran.
However this latest accusation is being made by an Iraqi institution against the Iranian government and it comes just as Iraq is preparing to welcome the Iranian leader.
Ahmadinejad also arrives in Baghdad as 11 officials of his Revolutionary Guards are currently detained in an Iraqi jail, and not in a detention centre run by the Americans. They have been accused of fuelling the violence and supporting the attacks against the government.
I'm sure the Legacy Media will be all over this any time now.
Yemeni President Saleh, Just Making It Up, Including Terror Charges
What a good article from the IHT about Jaber Elbaneh. It's good because it details the way the Yemeni regime plays the terrorism card for political ends:
In Yemen, terrorist charges are seen very differently. Many critics say that while the government does often coddle terrorist sympathizers, it also often manipulates or even fabricates terrorist charges as a political tool, whether to intimidate its enemies or to press the United States for more financing to fight terrorism......
Then the article raises the issue of those "thwarted terror attacks" days before Yemen's 2006 presidential elections. The photo is President Saleh on national TV, hours before the presidential election. He is holding a picture of the opposition candidate's body guard and labeling him the mastermind of the thwarted attacks.
Controversy and accusations of government collusion have also shadowed the September 2006 attacks in which Elbaneh and 35 others were accused of playing a role. In those two attacks, two separate sets of suicide bombers detonated their vehicles far from their targets, doing little damage.The guard is also Saleh's cousin-in-law.
The bombings - the first terrorist attacks in Yemen in years - came just days before Yemen's presidential elections. Saleh, who has ruled Yemen since 1978, quickly used the attacks to suggest that his opponent - one of whose guards was immediately accused of being involved - was linked to terrorism. The guard was later acquitted.
INTERPOL Issues Global Alert For Terror Leader
An urgent worldwide security alert, or Orange Notice, has been issued by INTERPOL after the escape of an alleged leader of the Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group from a jail in Singapore.
Mas Selamat bin Kastari escaped from the Whitley Road Detention Centre on Wednesday 27 February where he was being held following his deportation from Indonesia to Singapore in February 2006.
Mas Selamat bin Kastari planned to bomb Singapore Changi Airport in 2002, and further investigations confirmed that he had initially planned to do so by crashing a plane through the airport.
Jemaah Islamiyah(Islamic State) was added to the United Nations 1267 Committee's list of terrorist organizations linked to al-Qaeda or the Taliban on 10/25/02 under UN Security Council Resolution 1267.
Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist group is known to have killed hundreds of civilians in the Bali car bombing. In the attack, suicide bombers killed 202 people, mostly Australian tourists, and wounded many in two blasts.
I hope they find him soon before he meets back up with his group.
More Thoughts on the M-16 / AR-15
Posted at The Arsenal:
Although the AR performs well in a controlled environment, experience has shown that ARs have more trouble in harsh environments than other military rifles, particularly as compared to Kalashnikov-style weapons.Full article here.
Here's the thing: there's not necessarily a trade-off between reliability and accuracy. Sure, a lot of AKs are complete junk, unlikely to hit the broad side of a barn, while ARs have a reputation for "reaching out and touching" jihadis from a considerable distance. For the same money being spent on the ARs, though, the Iraqi military could be purchasing weapons that are equal to the ARs in accuracy and equal to the Kalashnikovs in reliability. Although the Israeli-made Galil is probably off the table as an option (for political reasons,) there are similar designs available from more "politically-acceptable" sources.
US Navy To Send 3 Ships to Mediterranean
The U.S. military said yesterday the Navy was sending at least three ships, including an amphibious assault ship, to the eastern Mediterranean Sea in a show of strength during a period of tensions with Syria and political uncertainty in Lebanon.The US is just providing comfort and reminding adversaries we will be there in case of crisis. Hezbollah is in a huff over it and wants Saniora's government to reject our beautiful ships. Hezbollah wants the area all to themselves including the government of Beirut.
Hezbollah denounced the deployment and said today it won’t be intimidated, while the U.S.-backed Lebanese government distanced itself from the military move.
"We did not request any warships from any party," U.S.-backed Prime Minister Fuad Saniora said, hours after the United States announced it was sending ships off Lebanon to promote regional stability.
Iraqi Archbishop Kidnapped in Mosul
Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Mosul, Iraq, was abducted earlier today after an ambush in which three of his aides were killed. Via BBC:
Archbishop Rahho had just left the Church of the Holy Spirit in Mosul, where he had been leading afternoon prayers, when his car was ambushed by armed men, a church spokesman said.
The gunmen opened fire on the car, killing his two companions and driver, before kidnapping the archbishop, he added.
Bishop Rabban al-Qas of the nearby city of Irbil said his 65-year-old colleague, who was ordained archbishop of Mosul in 2001, was "in the hands of terrorists".
"But we don't know what physical condition [he is in]," he told the Rome-based Catholic news service, AsiaNews.
"It's a terrible time for our church - pray for us," he added.
The kidnappers have reportedly communicated their demands, but these have not been made public.
Snapped Shot Shut Down by AP
Brian from Snapped Shot received a cease and desist order from the AP for using their images. I told Brian "tell the AP to go jump in a river". Since all of the AP images reprinted by Brian are criticisms of them, they clearly fall into the realm of "fair use".
I think we have a lawyer or two around here who might be able to offer some advice.
Las Vegas, NV. Man Comatose after Ricin Exposure
Police in Las Vegas, Nevada, are investigating the discovery of what they said is the deadly poison ricin in a hotel room. A man found in the hotel room is in the hospital in critical condition after exposure to the toxin, a Las Vegas police lieutenant, told the Associated Press.
The discovery of ricin alarms law-enforcement agencies because authorities in several countries have investigated links between suspect extremists and ricin.
Word is this is being called a insidious murder plot and nothing to be alarmed about. Nothing to see here so we can all move along.
Video: Angelina Jolie w/ Troops in Iraq
I'll put it below the fold, but this video of Angelina Jolie eating with the troops in Iraq is dedicated to Vinnie, Bluto, Rome, Infidelsalwayswin, and Jack's Smirking Revenge. Embrace your inner patriotic heterosexual!
Blame the video quality on the DOD.
Attn: YouTube User Cih4d
If you don't have enough to do e-mailing providers regarding:
I am sure Andrea could use some help at her sister site "Stop Internet Terrorists" as well.
There are 21 juba sniper type videos like Ciih4d waiting to be smackdown. Here
Thanks to all of your help!
Rumor: Al Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri Killed
UPDATE 8/01/2008: Another rumor coming out of Pakistan that Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed by a Predator strike.
A lot of speculation and rumor that bits and pieces of Ayman al-Zawahiri's corpse will be found in the aftermath of a CIA strike against Arab fighters in Pakistan yesterday.
The speculation is probably not true. There are a lot of Arab al Qaeda fighters in Pakistan, but whenever a paper says that one of the casualties of a Predator strike near the Afghanistan border was Egyptian, one can't help but jump to hope-filled conclusions.
Pakistani and US intelligence are attempting to sort out the names of the al Qaeda and Taliban operatives killed in yesterday's airstrike in Azam Warzak, South Waziristan. Initial reports indicated Arabs and fighters from Central Asia were killed in the operation. One report indicates an "al Qaeda fugitive from Egypt" was among those killed, sparking rumors that Ayman al Zawahiri was the target of the strike.Scroll to the end of the article and Roggio lists the names of at least four Egyptians other than Ayman al-Zawahiri. We'll keep the cowbell on ice for now.
Thanks to Jimbo.
*Yeah, I know what that mark is supposed to mean on Zawahiri's head. It's the mark of piety especially vain Muslims have to show off that they really bang their head on the ground when they genuflect during daily prayers. But on Zawahiri's head? Nah. Zawahiri, I imagine, does most of his "genuflecting" towards the general region of Osama bin Laden's crotch.
Hillary Goes There
Via Jim Geraghty at The Campaign Spot, who says that the ad "might as well be for McCain."
The Good News is: The Iraqi Army Has Arsenals Full of Reliable Weapons...
So, let's assume you've occupied a third-world nation and you have to build an army from scratch. Time is tight and resources are scarce. The public at home is complaining loudly about the cost of the occupation and the slow rate of progress in getting the army trained and ready.
There is some good news. The indigenous male population of the occupied nation is thoroughly familiar with the Kalashnikov family of rifles, one of the most reliable, durable and cost-efficient weapons on the planet. Scores of young men coming into the army are experienced in operating and maintaining these types of weapons, and the country's arsenals have these exact weapons stacked up like cordwood, along with tons of spare parts, ammunition and magazines.
So, of course, the intelligent thing to do, in this time of tight budgets, tight timetables and training challenges--but plentiful Kalashnikovs--is to take away the Kalashnikovs and replace them with expensive, notoriously-temperamental weapons almost completely foreign to the soldiers and armorers of Iraq:
[T]he M4 variant of the M16 finished dead last in a recent U.S. Army Small Arms reliability test in an environment that was designed to test the weapons in a heavy dust environment... an environment very much like Iraq. The M4 finished behind the XM8, Mk16 SCAR-L, and HK416 weapons systems developed precisely because the U.S. military [wants] a more reliable weapons system than the M16/M4.
The M16/M4 that the military is passing on to the Iraqis has a hard time functioning even when in the hands of American soldiers who are trained to practice rigorous weapons maintenance. The Iraqi military and police forces, which have come to trust the AK's ability to function in almost any environment and despite shoddy maintenance, are going to be in for a rude, and for some, unfortunately fatal learning experience as a result.
Angelina Jolie Supports Troop Surge
We had a rough patch their Angelina, baby, but like all rock solid relationships we worked out our differences and it's now time to move on.
That fling with Scarlett Johansson? She meant nothing, baby. Rebound relationship. Just a nice piece of troop supporting tail.
And that mean ol' Vinnie? While you're making me that sammich, I'll go ahead and escort him out the door.
I'll go ahead and move your pillow from the couch back to the bed.
Staying to Help in Iraq, by smokin' hot Angelina Jolie:
The request is familiar to American ears: "Bring them home." ...What's old is new: Angelina Jolie, official hot bi-curious celebrity babe of The Jawa Report!
As for the question of whether the surge is working, I can only state what I witnessed: U.N. staff and those of non-governmental organizations seem to feel they have the right set of circumstances to attempt to scale up their programs. And when I asked the troops if they wanted to go home as soon as possible, they said that they miss home but feel invested in Iraq. They have lost many friends and want to be a part of the humanitarian progress they now feel is possible.
It seems to me that now is the moment to address the humanitarian side of this situation. Without the right support, we could miss an opportunity to do some of the good we always stated we intended to do.
How Bad Londinistan? This Bad
A + B = time to get the hell out of Dodge?
A) British MP George Galloway "says the Taliban are not his enemy". Traitor?
B) Not to be outdone by their Taliban brothers, British Islamists likely to try to kill Prince Harry on his return home. Kabul, London; 6 of one, half dozoen of the other.
Thanks to Larwyn.
Is Israel Planning Large-Scale Gaza Operation?
Israellycool is liveblogging this.
As Hamas drew Ashkelon into the circle of communities coming under heavy rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Foreign Ministry on Thursday began preparing both Israeli and world opinion[good luck on that..ed] for the possibility of a large-scale incursion into Gaza.I hope they do it, despite the UN and others condemning Israel the last time. How can Israel possibly allow the recent rocket barrage without going further on this. Israeli's are sitting ducks so to speak as the rockets land indiscriminantely. There also is proof that Iran has their hand in this.
The Foreign Ministry instructed its representatives to reveal the the Grad missiles that were fired at Ashkelon on Thursday were smuggled through Sinai from Iran.If the US had constant rocket attacks every day, how would we react?
Also the foreign Ministry, in talking points sent to its representatives abroad, instructed them to say that when Israel left the Gaza Strip in 2005 it did so without the intention of every returning, but that the continuation of terrorist attacks was likely to place the country in a position where it may have no other choice.
JPost Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz Video of comments on the Gaza escalation.
Be sure to check in with Aussie Dave at Israellycool for updates. Note on upper side bar there a request for prayer for his father David ben Friedl who is battling pancreatic cancer.
I know I will keep David ben Friedl in my thoughts and prayers.
Paratroopers Need Your Help
Iraq: "Chemical Ali" To Be Executed
Saddam Hussein's cousinAli Hassan al-Majid nicknamed "Chemical Ali" [photo]for his role in ordering poison gas attacks that killed thousands of Kurds, is scheduled to be executed within a month, officials said Friday.
The three member council didn't approve of execution of two others, Hussein Rashid Mohammed and Sultan Hashim al-Taie. As an apparent appeasement to Sunni objections to executing al-Taie citing they were only following orders. All three men are in US custody at the present time.
The approval by Iraq's President Jalal Talabani and two vice presidents was the final step clearing the way for Ali Hassan al-Majid's execution by hanging. It could now be carried out at any time, a government adviser and a prosecutor said.I find this interesting as Turkey has been fighting Kurdish Militants in Northern Iraq and has caused a "delicate" situation there. Rumors have it they are pulling out.
Al-Majid was one of three former Saddam officials sentenced to death in June after being convicted by an Iraqi court of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity for their part in the Operation Anfal crackdown that killed nearly 200,000 Kurdish civilians and guerrillas.
Saddam was hanged for killing 148 people in Dujail while his Kurdish genocide trial was still ongoing. I guess "Chemical Ali's" verdict could be viewed as "killing two birds with one stone".
Leftist outrage in 3...2...
February 28, 2008
How Was Your Day?
For a day off, mine kind of sucked. First off, I went to upgrade my cell phone, but I couldn't because my wife's name is on the account. Then, I was going to trade in my .357, but I couldn't because my purchase permit expired.
But, I doubt my day, or your day, sucked as much as this guy's did.
A university professor allegedly caught in a Saudi-style honey trap has been sentenced to 180 lashes and eight months in jail — for having coffee with a girl.
The man, a prominent and well-respected Saudi teacher of psychology at Umm al-Qra University in the holy city of Mecca, was framed by the religious police after he angered some of their members at a training course, his lawyer said.
The academic has not been named by the local media, which have given his case wide coverage, but one senior Saudi journalist told The Times he was Dr. Abu Ruzaiz, a married man in his late 50s with children.
“He is highly respected and above-board. Nobody believes the religious police’s version of what happened. The whole of Jeddah (the main city near Mecca) is in uproar about this. Everyone believes he is innocent and was set up,” the journalist said.
I'll try to remember from now on that no matter how bad I think a day has been, or will be, or even might be, it's nowhere near as bad as living under Sharia law.
American Traitor Adam Gadahn is Dead Update
A source tells The Jawa Report that Adam Gadahn is dead
***Sticky: Scroll down for newer posts***
Is American al Qaeda member and indicted traitor Adam Gadahn dead? Shortly after a U.S. Predator drone attack killed Abu Laith al-Libi last month rumors began to circulate on Islamic message board that Gadahn had been one of those killed in the raid. Later, a Pakistani newspaper quoted "sources" saying Gadahn was killed.
NBC News also claimed that it had a source in Pakistan who was friends with Adam Gadahn and that Gadahn had disappeared after the Predator strike. Gadahn's friends, said the story, were worried about him.
This week a trusted contact revealed to me that he was hearing from Pakistan that Gadahn was most likely dead. I asked him if his sources weren't the same as NBC? No, he replied, he had a different source of information.
Then why hasn't the U.S. confirmed Gadahn's demise? Too many body parts, he said. Very little left of any one on the ground. Could take some time, or we may never have confirmation.
How much do I trust the person who told me this? On a scale of 1-10, he's an 11. It's more a question of his sources than anything else. His sources seem to believe Gadahn has gone to meet his 72 virgins.
So, is Adam Gadahn dead? I know we've been down this road before, and I know a lot of this is wishful thinking, but Magic Eight Ball says outlook good.
UPDATE: Just to make this clear, there is a major caveat here. That caveat is that my contact's source is in Pakistan. You know, the land where rumor & fact are sometimes indistinguishable to most. So, there was a reason I picked "Outlook good" and not "It is decidedly so" or "You may rely on it" from among the 20 Magic 8 Ball choices.
Having said that, we have at least three separate sources all claiming that Gadahn is either dead or missing. How sure is the "source"? Very sure.
If I were a betting man I'd put a couple hundred bucks on Gadahn being dead, but certainly wouldn't bet the farm on it. If I was a bookmaker I'd put the odds at 5:1.
Attn: YouTube User's Safrazhanif1&11
Looks like both accounts are suspended!
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Geert Wilders to Release Anti-Quran Film 'By March 1'
Dutch politician Geert Wilders says he will release his 15 minute film, which compares the Quran to Mein Kampf, "by March 1."
The Netherleands are all atwitter as the Dutch government tries to get him to reconsider:
Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has said that this week he will finish a film about Islam which has already triggered Muslim outrage.Militant Muslims are expected to protest the film, which will likely depict them as violent, bloodthirsty savages, by behaving like violent, bloodthirsty savages.
Mr Wilders said he was determined to release the film despite government warnings that this would damage Dutch political and economic interests.
Thanks to author Brad Thor, who has been following the story in his reader forum.
Larry Has a Couple of Openings...
I can think of a number of our resident commenters who'll likely be wanting to dive into one of these openings. Successful applicants will be getting up close and personal with Larry Craig and his sizeable staff. Young interns are paired up with mentors according to their talents and prior experiences, to learn new positions while getting a "behind the scenes" look at what really goes on behind closed doors in Washington. (Ewww...) Young interns who aren't sure they're ready should take heart: extensions are readily available, if needed.
h/t : Ace.
e-Jihad and Cyber Warfare
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) has long been a resource for information regarding Islamist media and the machinations of Jihad on the Internet. They have just released a comprehensive report on the subject titled "Cyberspace as a Combat Zone: The Phenomenon of Electronic Jihad".
The report is a must read for those who follow the e-Jihad as it outlines the players, goals and methodology they use to further ideology. Those of us that keep up with such things are already familiar with most of the players mentioned, personally I've followed some of these groups (Hackers al-Answar for example) for quite some time already. I still maintain the opinion that there is a core group of players that provide most of the (advanced) technical know-how for Al-Qeada and several of their sub groups and the rest a just motivated script kiddies.
I consider the bulk of cyber-jihadi's to have the proper motivation but lack the necessary skills to be truly successful at what they are attempting. That being said, it's just a matter of time before they reach a level of competency that may improve their chance of success considerably. It's up to law enforcement and counter terrorism agencies, with assistance from the civilian sector (namely technology service providers and the assorted counter-terrorism groups) to continue to pursue e-Jihad groups and disrupt their activities as needed. After reading the article in question I think you'll find it supports my own stance on the matter as outlined above.
Additionally, while it may not appear to the public at large that much attention is being paid to countering the Electronic Jihad I can assure you that there are competent people actively pursuing such groups and much progress is being made.
They are not as anonymous as they might think.
That being said, the extended entry is below the break.
The evidence presented here shows that electronic jihad is a form of cyber-warfare with ideological underpinnings and defined goals, which manifests in well-coordinated cyber-attacks. Examination of the websites reveals that the Islamist hackers maintain constant communication among themselves, share software and expertise and conduct debates on strategy and legitimate targets. There is also evidence of increasingly efficient coordination of attacks. The mujahideen's own statements show that they mean to position themselves as a formidable electronic attack force which is capable of inflicting severe damage - greater even than the damage caused by conventional terrorist attacks.
At the same time, however, the information presented here reveals a significant gap between the mujahideen's aspirations and their actual capabilities. Despite their self-proclaimed intention to target key economic and government systems and websites in order to bring about a total economic collapse of the West, Islamist websites provide no evidence that such targets have indeed been attacked. In actuality, most of the attacks documented on Islamist websites were aimed at sites that are seen by the mujahideen as morally corrupt or offensive to Islam. In addition, most of the attacks were carried out using unsophisticated methods which are not very likely to pose a significant threat to Western economic interests or sensitive infrastructure. In this respect, electronic jihad can still be seen, at least present, as a nuisance rather than a serious threat.
Nevertheless, it is important not underestimate the potential danger posed by this phenomenon. First, as shown above, at least two examples indicate that the mujahideen are already capable of compromising servers, even highly secure ones. Given the increasing communication and the constant sharing of expertise among Islamist hackers,  the gap between their goals and their actual capabilities is bound to narrow down. In other words, the mujahideen’s persistent pursuit of expertise in the area of hacking, as reflected in numerous website postings, may eventually enable them to compromise Western websites of a highly sensitive nature.
Hat tip goes to "Technocrat".
Six Somali Terror Suspects Arrested in Scandinavian Internet Cafe Raid
The internet jihad continues, but law enforcement seems to be getting it more and more. Six Somalians have been arrested in two raids in Norway and Sweden on suspicion of raising funds for terror groups in Somalia, online.
Police were scouring an Internet café in downtown Oslo on Thursday, in a raid believed to be tied to the arrests earlier in the day of three persons charged with financing terrorist activities....How much support do Islamist rebels in the Islamic Courts Union and their allies in the Movement of Jihadi Youth [Shabab], both with extensive ties to al Qaeda, have in the Somali expat community? A lot. Refugees from war torn countries always create a number of problems for the host country, but when a sizable portion of those refugees also support terrorism, those problems are multiplied.
The three arrested for alleged terrorist financing are tied to the Somalian community in Oslo...
The [Norwegian national police] also confirmed that it had coordinated its arrests in Oslo with Swedish police, who arrested three other men in Stockholm Thursday morning, also on charges of financing terrorism and planning terrorist activities.
kataaib.net = 184.108.40.206
Vancouver, Washington, USA
Thanks to Fred Fry.
New Terrorist Weapon
Progress in Iraq Update
Oh, yeah, that political progress.
Missile Kills 13 Arabs in Pakistan UPDATE: Zawahiri? Gadahn Dead Update
13 Arabs killed by a missile strike in Pakistan and they're called "suspected militants"?? Suspects maybe, but Arab fighters would mean they're al Qaeda. You know, terrorists. It's not that hard to spell. Just ten letters; three r's, two t's & s's, and a couple of vowels.
T-E-R-R-O-R-I-S-T-S. See, that was easy, wasn't it?
Missile kills 13 suspected militants in PakistanIt's Hammer Time!
Up to 13 people were believed killed Thursday in a pre-dawn missile strike on suspected Al Qaeda militants in northwest Pakistan, a local witness and media reports said....
DawnNews TV reported that 13 Arabs were killed in the attack and that the house was connected to a local religious school....
"Most of these people who were killed were of Arab origin," he said, adding that he saw nine torched bodies at the blast site.
Thanks to Jimbo.
UPDATE: The strike is said to have been a Predator drone, meaning it was the U.S. Let's see...Arab fighters....in Pakistan....new video from al Qaeda's #2 man Ayman al Zawahiri yesterday. While you do the math I'll start digging around for that cowbell.
A security official said he believed the missile wasKeep your fingers crossed, knock on wood, etc.
fired by US forces, who are operating in Afghanistan.
The house that was hit belonged to Sher Mohammad
Malikkheil, a Pashtun tribesman with known links to
fighters in the area.
Oh, and a trusted source told me the other day that his source in Pakistan--who is different than the source quoted by NBC a few weeks ago--believes Adam Gadahn was killed in the Predator strike that killed Abu Laith al-Libi last month.
How come no confirmation from U.S. or Pakistani officials? Nothing much left of anybody, except for a thumb here and a finger there.
You know, this deserves it's own post.
Video: Obama's Defense Plan
Short video, watch it all.
Because you can't hug a child with nuclear arms......
H/T USS Neverdock
Canadian Security Intelligence Service Report Released
Via Dust My Broom:
With the advent of CSIS releasing new information on terrorist suspects living in Canada under security certificates I am pretty displeased with how the media is covering it - basically they are not.Darcy is posts on two individuals. The first is Mahmoud Jaballah
Egyptian-born Mahmoud Jaballah came to Canada in 1996 on a false Saudi passport and claimed refugee status. Along with is wife Husnah Al-Mashtoul they founded and ran the Um Al-Qura Islamic school located in Scarborough, Ontario which still remains open and is apparently approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education as a private school.The second idividual is Mohamed Harkat
He was detained in February 2001 under charges from the federal government that he was a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad under Ayman al Zawahiri and was alleged to have been the communications person for the 1998 bombings of U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that killed 213 people. In two days Mahmoud Jaballah made 20 calls to the United Kingdom, Yemen, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan and Mahmoud continues to evade explanation.
He was released seven months later but was arrested again under a new security certificate because it was found that his fingerprints matched those of Egyptian Islamic Jihad leader Mahmoud Said that were released by Interpol
Mohamed Harkat arrived in Canada in 1995 carrying a fake Saudi passport and claimed refugee status. Mohamed Harkat was arrested in December 2002 on a security certificate that cited alleged ties with terrorists. He was held for three and a half years and was released on bail in June 2006. CSIS had been watching him for five years prior to his arrest as part of a bigger investigation. He was identified as a sleeper for the al-Qaeda network. Mohamed Harkat worked at a number of minimal wage jobs in the Ottawa area but received large money transfers. The government has ruled that he is a threat to national security and should be deported.Wow, scary huh? We know there are a lot of al-Qaeda supporters in Canada. But what gets me is, if the ties to the 1998 embassy bombings are that clear, these men should be sent to the US for trial, not deported back to Egypt.
Like Mahmoud Jaballah, Harkat had a relationship with the father of Canada's terrorist family Ahmed Said Khadr and was also associated with Fahad al-Shehri who was deported from Canada for links to terrorism. Harkat also received visits from a Libyan called Wael (now we know his name - Mohamed Aissa Triki) who gave Harkat $18,000 and Harkat said he did it because he liked him.
Especially scary is the fact that the leader of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, founded by al-Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri used Canada's refugee laws to find safe haven there. Canada needs to wake up to the fact terrorists are gaming their system to gain access to the west.
George Will on McCain's Fancy Financing Footwork
Somebody needs to collar George Will and tell him to stop telling the truth about McCain--unless everyone wants to endure 4 years of changiness:
McCain should thank the [New York] Times... because its semi-steamy story distracted attention from an unsavory story about McCain's dexterity in gaming the system for taxpayer financing of campaigns. Last summer, when his mismanagement of his campaign left it destitute, he applied for public funding, which entails spending limits. He seemed to promise to use tax dollars as partial collateral for a bank loan.
There are two ways for a candidate to get on Ohio's primary ballot -- comply with complex, expensive rules for gathering signatures or simply be certified to receive taxpayer funding. McCain's major Republican rivals did the former. He did the latter.
Democrats, whose attachment to campaign reforms is as episodic as McCain's, argue that having made such uses of promised matching funds, McCain is committed to taking them and abiding by spending limits -- which would virtually silence his campaign until the September convention. This would be condign punishment for his argument that restricting spending does not restrict speech. But Bradley Smith offers him some support.
When Smith chaired the Federal Election Commission, he voiced skepticism about the wisdom and constitutionality of aspects of McCain-Feingold's campaign regulations. McCain responded characteristically, impugning Smith's character. When, at a 2004 Senate hearing, Smith nevertheless extended his hand to McCain, McCain refused to shake it....
Although his campaign is run by lobbyists; and although his dealings with lobbyists have generated what he, when judging the behavior of others, calls corrupt appearances; and although he has profited from his manipulation of the taxpayer-funding system that is celebrated by reformers -- still, he probably is innocent of insincerity. Such is his towering moral vanity, he seems sincerely to consider it theoretically impossible for him to commit the offenses of appearances that he incessantly ascribes to others.
Video Islam Allows Men to Suckle
H/T DMartyr Rated Mature
For male and female Muhammadans, who are NOT related but must work together behind closed doors, they can women suckle these men to turn them into "biological" brothers.
This certainly gives a new meaning to "brothers in Islam". I bet the men are thinking otherwise, maybe .....teh.
Original author: YouTube Muhammadsquran.
Noticing the Mote, But Not the Beam Alert
Wretchard finds it strange world we live in when staged bigotry against Muslims is denounced, but real oppression by Muslims of every other religion is never noticed.
As I've argued many times on these pages, the self-loathing of the left for America turns Jesus' parable on it's head: so worried are they about the mote in our own eye that they fail to see the beam in the eye of our enemy.
"We are 98 yards from the goal line, which is where we started 5 1/2 years ago."
Stories like this used to make me impatient for the end of the Bush Administration. These days, they just make me ill:
"We are 98 yards from the goal line, which is where we started 5 1/2 years ago," said Mr. Pascrell, demanding that Homeland Security say how much it was going to cost taxpayers to secure the nation's borders. None of the three department officials at the hearing had an answer.Oh, well, I'm sure it will be
"After 5 1/2 years, someone should be able to answer the question without a bunch of malarkey," he said.
Rep. Mark Souder, Indiana Republican, said it was Mr. Chertoff who made Project 28 "a big deal" but the committee "can't get any figures now on how much the border fence is going to cost and when it will be done."
Obama Camp to Canada: Pay Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain
From Canada's CTV:
Within the last month, a top staff member for Obama's campaign telephoned Michael Wilson, Canada's ambassador to the United States, and warned him that Obama would speak out against NAFTA, according to Canadian sources.The Obama campaign has called the report, "implausible."
The staff member reassured Wilson that the criticisms would only be campaign rhetoric, and should not be taken at face value.
Update: Ben Smith reports that the Canadians deny the CTV story.
Is McCain 'Natural-Born?'
The New York Times is at it again. After getting roundly spanked for the irresponsible and prurient speculation used to spice up their otherwise dull, politically motivated hitpiece on the Republican front-runner, the Gray Lady is taking a different tack. This time they're questioning whether John McCain, born to US citizens in the Panama Canal Zone, is a "natural-born citizen" and thus, Constitutionally eligible to serve as President.
This latest non-issue was already dealt with to everyone's satisfaction, the first time McCain ran in 2000.
This excerpt sounds ominous:
To date, no American to take the presidential oath has had an official birthplace outside the 50 states.Except, of course, for all the Presidents born on British soil before the Revolution and the Constitution made it American. That would include the "Father of the country," George Washington.
Falls Church Virginia AlQaeda Link
Another terror connection to the Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, Virginia: Imam Anwar al-Aulaqi From Va. Mosque now thought to have aided al-Qaeda.A interesting note on this is that Islamonline has featured al-Aulaqi as a guest on their "live dialogue" program.
Esam Omeish, if you remember, resigned from Virginia's Commission on Immigration after his video's on YouTube exposed his "love" for jihad. Video below fold. More..
This is the same mosque where:Muslim American Society leader Esam Omeish is a member of the Board of Directors.
Related: Another American al-Qaeda in Yemen
"Green" Buses Run at More Than $50 Per Mile
(San Jose, California) The (Silicon) Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) conducted a pilot program to test the feasibility of using zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell buses in its system. The effort was mandated by the state government.
The results indicate that zero-emissions buses (ZEBs) cost an outrageous $51.66 per mile to operate. Since it only costs $1.61 per mile to operate a diesel-powered bus, VTA officials are questioning whether ZEBs are prudent. Not only that, but the ZEBs break down more often and replacement parts are extremely difficult to obtain.
Although the cost of a new hydrogen-fuel-cell bus has fallen from about $3.5 million to $2.5 million, a diesel coach costs about $400,000. And ZEBs have on average traveled 1,100 miles before needing repairs in the VTA trial, while a typical diesel bus covers about 6,000 miles.But the dismal dollar figures are not deterring the dedicated environmentalists at the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
Analifa Bevan with CARB said her agency "is not considering any changes," pointing out that the VTA experiment involves early prototypes and that the next generation of buses will be more reliable and "cheaper to operate than diesel."Okay. However, a thoughtful observer might say that the CARB is being overly optimistic. Taking the cost from more than $50 per mile to less than $2 per mile in one generation of vehicles would be miraculous.
In any event, California citizens should prepare for their wallets to be pilfered. The state has mandated that all transportation agencies with 200 or more buses must have 15 percent of them as ZEBs within the next four years.
African Lesbian Conference
(Maputo, Mozambique) Apparently, lesbians feel unwanted on the continent of Africa.
Lesbians from several African countries have gathered for a conference in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique.Presumably, there are more than 75 total African lesbians.
About 75 participants are attending the meeting which will aim to find ways to counter sexual discrimination.
Conference spokeswoman Fikile Vilakazi from the Coalition of African Lesbians says that action is needed to respond to homophobia which she says is rife in Africa.
February 27, 2008
Time to Re-evaluate Yemen's Stance on Terror
Rick Francona's blog post is entitled Yemen - State sponsor of terrorism?
The total lack of Yemeni government cooperation in American efforts to hold al-Banah accountable calls into question whether or not Yemen is actually a state sponsor of terrorism....Given Yemen's obvious decision to support al-Qa'idah and refuse to assist the United States in the war on terror, why are American troops training the Yemeni armed forces? I propose we add them to the list of state sponsors of terrorism until Jabr al-Banah is in a set of FBI handcuffs. Since he's an American citizen, we can't send him to Guantanamo....
Not to mention convicted USS Cole Bomber Jamal al-Badawi and American al-Qaeda Anwar Awlaki, who are also both free. Then there are all the jihaddis going to Iraq with the approval of the judiciary, the blessing of the president and the assistance of the Yemeni military. Many of the suicide bombers who killed our troops, Iraqi security forces and civilians were Yemenis. As I said on Al-Jazeera in 2005: Yemen is an important partner in the War on Terror; the question is, whose partner is it? Rick's post gives a good backgrounder on the State Department's push to package Yemen as "trying", and then Francona discusses General Zinni, who decided to refuel the USS Cole in Aden. Zinni later testified at the Congressional inquiry into the USS Cole bombing and swooned about how utterly sincere President Saleh is in his committment to fighting terror.
The Brown Ribbon Campaign
Well, if Hollywood wants to show its support for terrorists by wearing orange ribbons, maybe we should show our opposition by wearing brown ribbons.
The brown, of course, would symbolize our desire to lay a big, fat, healthy dump on the top of Khalid Sheik Mohammed's head, preferably with his face upturned and mouth opened.
Link to Our Show with Best Selling Author Brad Thor (*Sticky)
What a great guy Brad is. He's also very funny and informative. No wonder he writes such interesting and action packed books. It was a great show. Have a listen, Click Here. And visit Brad's website. (I love the helicopter.)
From original post: Join us tonight for The Jawa Report: Radio Edition with special guest panelist Brad Thor. Brad is the bestselling author of the Scot Harvath series of geopolitical thrillers. From his website bio:
"Brad has served as a member of the Dept. of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Program, and has appeared on FNC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS as a national security expert to discuss terrorism, as well as how closely his novels of international intrigue parallel the real threats facing the world today."
Update by Vinnie If you'd like to be a guest panelist on TJR:RE, email us at jawaradio AT gmail DOT com
Video: Zawahiri PO'ed About Dead al-Liby
Al-Qaeda released a new video from Ayman al-Zawahri today. The video is billed as a commemoration of Abu Laith al Libi, but when you watch the video you'll see that the death of al-Libi really pissed ol Zawahiri off.
Dr. Ayman al Zawahiri Pissed off about death of Abu Laith al Libi
LOL. If it bothers him that bad, maybe we should kill some more of Zawahiri's closest buddies?
Update: Transcripts of video here.
I'm not sure why the video got no press in the MSM? What is it bad to show how killing al-Libi had a deep affect on Zawahiri? Do they think the rant shows him in a bad light?
Personally I enjoyed seeing him so angry. Now I'm sure we did well in eliminating al-Libi
Islamist Forum: Lets Stir Up Racial Tension in US
A message posted January 20, 2008 on the Islamist forum Al-Hesbah (hosted by NOC4Hosts Inc. in Florida USA), by a member calling himself Al-Jawfi, suggest stirring up racial tension between African-Americans and whites in the U.S. by spreading inflammatory materials on the Internet.
In the discussion thread, other members proposed posting racist material against African-Americans (such as insulting jokes and pictures) on sites frequented by African-Americans, in order to arouse anger and bitterness in their community. Another suggestion was to post, on white supremacist sites, materials that present African-Americans as a threat to American society.
Read the excerpts here of their comments.
One forum member provided the followng list of sites to target for posting their racist crap:
Hollywood's New Treason Chic
Brainless glitterati like Paul Haggis and Julie Christie "heart" terrorists. Why don't you?
Did you notice the orange ribbon pinned to Julie Christie's dress and Paul Haggis's lapel at the Oscars? It was a lovely little accessory to show their support for the closing of the Guantánamo Bay prison because of the U.S. government's controversial interrogation tactics there. The orange represents the jumpsuits worn by the prisoners and is also the color of a rubber bracelet worn by Haggis that reads "torture+silence=complicity" included in the Oscar swag bag. Organizations like the ACLU, which sponsors the Close Guantanamo campaign, ask stars to don these stamps of activism well in advance so that they have enough time to consult with their stylists."Included in the Oscar swag bag?" And these idiots wonder why nobody wants to watch their mutual backslapping extravaganza anymore?
Note that "haggis" is the national dish of Scotland. It's a bunch of guts cooked in a sheep's stomach. How appropriate.
Thanks to Atlas Shrugs.
Another American al-Qaeda in Yemen
From the WaPo, yet another American al-Qaeda in Yemen, Anwar al-Awlaki. Another release (like USS Cole bomber Jamal Al-Badawi and FBI Most Wanted Jaber Elbaneh), and the US again "dismayed". As we reported in December 2006, Awlaki was an associate of the 9/11 highjackers, arrested and released in Yemen. The WaPo has a detailed history.
Even before the 2001 terrorist attacks, American-born imam Anwar al-Aulaqi drew the attention of federal authorities because of his possible connections to al-Qaeda. Their interest grew after 9/11, when it turned out that three of the hijackers had spent time at his mosques in California and Falls Church, but he was allowed to leave the country in 2002.
New information later surfaced about his contacts with extremists while in the United States. Now, U.S. officials are saying for the first time that they believe that Aulaqi worked with al-Qaeda networks in the Persian Gulf after leaving Northern Virginia. In mid-2006, Aulaqi was detained in Yemen at the request of the United States. To the dismay of U.S. authorities, Aulaqi was released in December.
New Goat Wife For Mr Tombe
Remember when a Sudanese man, Mr. Tombe, was forced to marry a goat when he was caught having sex with it? Well it seems, the goat died awhile back and he was left goatless.
Poor Mr Tombe, but not for long. Good news tells us a goat matchmaking service is trying to brighten up the goat side of his life once more. They have been trying to track him down and give him a replacement goat wife. I certainly hope they find him before he dies from nanny depression. More here.
You can also watch the goat's adventures "In Search of Mr. Tombe" at the Sudanese embassy here
A possible match for Mr Tombe below the fold.
Sorry, couldn't find "Omar the Goat Humper" so this will have to do .
Hope the goat doesn't faint in happiness or worse yet horror.
Grassroots Jihadists and the Thin Blue Line
While reading this article, I couldn't help but feel some attention should have been given to the "Internets", and how grassroots jihadists use the web to organize, 'legitimize', finance and openly promote their agendas.
Signals intelligence is fine and dandy... provided we have enough trained people to properly interpret the mountains of data coming at them, every moment of every day.
Grassroots Jihadists and the Thin Blue Line
February 27, 2008
By Fred Burton and Scott Stewart
As Stratfor has observed for some years now, the global response to the 9/11 attacks has resulted in the transformation of the jihadist threat. Whereas six and a half years ago, the threat came from “al Qaeda the organization,” today it emanates from “al Qaeda the movement.” In other words, jihadism has devolved into a broader global phenomenon loosely guided by the original al Qaeda core group’s theology and operational philosophy. We refer to the people involved in the widespread movement as grassroots operatives.
In analyzing this metamorphosis over the years, we have noted the strengths of the grassroots jihadist movement, such as the fact that this model, by its very nature, is difficult for intelligence and law enforcement agencies to quantify and combat. We also have said it has a broader operational and geographic reach than the core al Qaeda group, and we have discussed its weaknesses; mainly that this larger group of dispersed actors lacks the operational depth and expertise of the core group. This means the grassroots movement poses a wider, though less severe, threat — one that, to borrow an expression, is a mile wide and an inch deep. In the big picture, the movement does not pose the imminent strategic threat that the core al Qaeda group once did.
It is important to recognize that this metamorphosis has changed the operational profile of the actors plotting terrorist attacks. This change, in turn, has altered the way operatives are most likely to be encountered and identified by law enforcement and intelligence officials. As grassroots operatives become more important to the jihadist movement, local police departments will become an even more critical force in the effort to keep the United States safe from attacks. In short, local police serve as a critical line of defense against grassroots jihadists.
The operatives involved in the 9/11 attacks attended al Qaeda training camps in Afghanistan, received thousands of dollars from the group via wire transfers and were in regular contact with al Qaeda operational managers. Grassroots operatives have a different operational profile. While some grassroots operatives — such as Mohammed Siddique Khan, the ringleader of the July 7, 2005, London bombings — have had some degree of contact with the al Qaeda organization, others have had no discernable contact with the group. This lack of contact makes it difficult for law enforcement and intelligence officials to identify grassroots operatives because efforts to identify these militants have been designed to focus on such things as personal contact, travel, financial links and operational communication.
U.S. security agencies have made great efforts since 9/11 to recruit human intelligence sources within communities that are likely to harbor militants. Such sources are invaluable, but they can only report on what they observe within their limited areas of operation. It is simply impossible to recruit enough sources to cover every potential jihadist operative within a given city or even within a given neighborhood or large mosque. Human intelligence sources are scarce and valuable, and they must be used wisely and efficiently. Intelligence pertaining to militant activity and planned terrorist attacks is only obtained if a source has had an opportunity to develop a relationship of trust with the people involved in planning the attack. Such information is closely guarded, and, in most cases, a source must have an intimate relationship with the target to gain access to it. Such relationships take a large investment of a source’s time and efforts because they are not est ablished quickly and cannot be established with too many individuals at any one time. This means that the people charged with recruiting and running human intelligence sources generally point them toward known or suspected militants — people who have been identified as having connections with known militant actors or groups. They cannot waste their limited resources on fishing expeditions.
Moreover, in places such as London, Houston and New York, there are so many individuals with some sort of link to Hezbollah, Hamas, al Qaeda or another militant group that it is almost impossible to sort through them all. There is precious little intelligence or surveillance capacity left to focus on finding unknown individuals. The problem is that these unknown individuals many times are the ones involved in grassroots militant plots. For example, Khan came to the attention of British authorities during the course of an investigation that did not directly involve him. After briefly checking him out, however, authorities determined that he did not pose enough of a threat to warrant diverting resources from more pressing cases. Although that assessment proved to be wrong, it is not hard to understand how and why the British authorities reached their conclusion, given the circumstances confronting them at the time.
The strength of U.S. intelligence has long been its signals intelligence capability. The vast array of American terrestrial, airborne and space-based signals intelligence platforms can collect an unimaginable amount of data from a wide variety of sources. The utility of signals intelligence is limited, however; it does not work well when suspects practice careful operational security. In the case of grassroots operatives, escaping scrutiny can be as simple as not using certain buzzwords in their communications or not communicating with known members of militant groups.
In the end, most counterterrorism intelligence efforts have been designed to identify and track people with links to known militant groups, and in that regard, they are fairly effective. However, they are largely ineffective in identifying grassroots militants. This is understandable, given that operatives connected to groups such as Hezbollah have access to much better training and far greater resources than their grassroots counterparts. In general, militants linked to organizations pose a more severe threat than do most grassroots militants, and thus federal agencies focus much of their effort on countering the larger threat.
That said, grassroots groups can and do kill people. Although they tend to focus on softer targets than operatives connected to larger groups, some grassroots attacks have been quite successful. The London bombings, for example, killed 52 people and injured hundreds.
As we have said, grassroots militants pose a threat that is unlikely to be picked up by federal authorities unless the militants self-identify or make glaring operational security blunders. All things considered, however, most operational security blunders are far more likely to be picked up by an alert local cop than by an FBI agent. The primary reason for this is statistics. There are fewer than 13,000 FBI agents in the entire United States, and less than a quarter of them are dedicated to counterterrorism investigations. By comparison, the New York City Police Department alone has nearly 38,000 officers, including a counterterrorism division consisting of some 1,200 officers and analysts. Moreover, there are some 800,000 local and state police in other jurisdictions across the country. Granted, most of these cops are not dedicated to counterterrorism investigations, though a larger percentage of them are in a good position to encounter grassroots jihadists who make operational security errors or are in the process of committing crimes in advance of an attack, such as document fraud, illegally obtaining weapons and illegal fundraising activities.
Many terrorist plots have been thwarted and dangerous criminals captured by alert officers doing their jobs. Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, for example, was not captured by some terrorism taskforce or elite FBI team; McVeigh was arrested shortly after the bombing by an Oklahoma state trooper who noticed McVeigh was driving his vehicle on Interstate 35 without a license plate. A large federal taskforce unsuccessfully hunted Olympics bomber Eric Rudolph for more than five years, but Rudolph ultimately was arrested by a rookie cop in Murphy, N.C., who found him Dumpster diving for food behind a grocery store. Yu Kikumura, the Japanese Red Army’s master bombmaker, was arrested on the New Jersey Turnpike in 1988 by an alert New Jersey state trooper. Additionally, Hezbollah’s multimillion-dollar cigarette smuggling network was uncovered when a sharp North Carolina sheriff’s depu ty found the group’s activities suspicious and tipped off the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, thus launching the large “Operation Smokescreen” investigation.
Local traffic cops also have identified several potential grassroots jihadists. In August 2007, two Middle Eastern men stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for speeding near Goose Creek, S.C., were charged with possession of a destructive device. The deputy reported that the men’s behavior and their Florida license plates led him to believe they were involved in drug smuggling. A search of the car, however, turned up bombmaking materials rather than dope. Likewise, a traffic stop by a police officer in Alexandria, Va., in September 2001 led to an investigation that uncovered the Virginia Jihad Network. In that case, network member Randall Royer was found to have an AK-47-type rifle with 219 rounds of ammunition in the trunk of his car. However, at least one notorious militant was able to slip through a crack in the system. At the time of the 9/11 attacks, there was an outstanding bench warrant for the operation’s leader, Mohamed Atta, for failure to appear in court after driving without a license.
In July 2005, police in Torrance, Calif., thwarted a grassroots plot that came to light during an investigation of a string of armed robberies. After arresting one suspect, Levar Haney Washington, police searching his apartment uncovered material indicating that Washington was part of a militant jihadist group that was planning to attack a number of targets, including the El Al Israel Airlines ticket counter at Los Angeles International Airport; synagogues in the Westside area of Los Angeles; California National Guard armories in western Los Angeles, Manhattan Beach and Torrance; and U.S. Army recruiting centers in Long Beach, Torrance and Harbor City.
Cases such as this highlight the fact that grassroots operatives are more likely to indulge in petty crimes such as credit card theft, cargo theft or armed robbery than they are to have telephone conversations with Osama bin Laden. When these operatives do commit such crimes, local cops — rather than the National Security Agency, FBI or CIA — have the first interaction with them. In fact, because of the lack of federal interaction, any records checks run on these individuals through the FBI or CIA most likely would turn up negative. Indeed, even Atta had no CIA 201 file until after Sept. 11, 2001. Therefore, it is important for local cops to trust their instincts and hunches, even if a suspect has no record.
Also, since jihadism is a radical Islamist concept, when we discuss fighting grassroots jihadists, we are talking about militant Islamists, including converts to Islam. With that in mind, there are certain crimes that, when perpetrated by Muslims, warrant thorough investigation. Most observant Muslims are excellent law-abiding citizens. However, it should be a red flag to law enforcement when an otherwise-observant Muslim is found engaging in document fraud or financial frauds such as bank fraud, credit card fraud, interstate transportation of stolen property, fencing stolen property, cigarette smuggling, selling pirated goods (such as software or designer handbags) or even dope smuggling. These crimes are especially significant if the perpetrator has made millions of dollars and yet still lives modestly, raising questions about where the proceeds from such crimes have gone. Obviously, not every Muslim who commits such crimes is a terrorist, but these crimes are an indicat ion that further investigation is required. Of course, this follow-on investigation could prove difficult — getting leads run in Pakistan or Lebanon can be tough — but it can be successful if the officer has determination and the proper mindset. An officer with such a mindset will look at such crimes and consider whether they could have been perpetrated for some purpose beyond self-enrichment — such as terrorism.
Like in the cases of Operation Smokescreen and the Virginia Jihad Network, the instincts and observations of an experienced street cop can launch an investigation with far-reaching implications. This fact makes local cops a critical line of defense against grassroots operatives.
Article Courtesy of Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (Strafor) - www.stratfor.com
My wife and kids are sick, which makes me mom for the day. Does this apron make me look fat?
Israel: Deadly Qassam Attack Kills 47yr old Father of 4
One person was killed, several were wounded and many were treated for shock Wednesday as least 40 Qassam rockets slammed into the western Negev town of Sderot and surrounding communities.Later apparently 4 more rocket attacks occured and one landed on the grounds of Barzilai hospital in Ashkelon
The 47-year-old father of four who was killed in the strike was apparently in a car parked next to Sapir College on the outskirts of Sderot, which was hit by a Qassam. He suffered lethal shrapnel wounds to the chest.
The deadly barrage came hours after the IAF killed five Hamas terrorists apparently planning a large scale terrorist attack against Israel after having been trained in Iran.
Hamas has claimed responsibility. As would expect conflicting reports are given that children were killed in the IAF strike in Gaza. No terrorists around, just innocent civilians...geeesh, this gets old.
Israellycool has updates on this.
Dutch Biological, Chemical Warfare Programs
(The Netherlands) Frankly, the thought of "open-air poison gas tests" makes me a NIMBY.
From Radio Netherlands:
Government-funded Dutch research organisation TNO is not just conducting scientific research into chemical warfare agents, but is also looking into the dangers of biological warfare compounds. TNO stipulates that the use of biological weapons by terrorists is conceivable.
Dutch weekly HP/DeTijd last week described open-air poison gas tests, carried out by TNO on two military training areas in thinly-populated parts of the country. There were also joint tests with the French in Algeria. [ ... ]
TNO's research into chemical warfare compounds continues until today. Answers are sought to questions such as "Which substances might be used by opponents against the Dutch military or population, and which protection can be given against those?"To keep abreast of the real terrorist threat of using biological and chemical weapons, someone must do testing and research. TNO operates one of nineteen research labs authorized by the UN to produce chemical warfare compounds.
TNO itself is also producing chemical warfare compounds, like nerve gases, although that involves very small quantities (a few millilitres per experiment - that's about a teaspoonful) and it's done in high-security labs.
On the other hand, there is a ban on producing and possessing biological weapons but no one is verifying compliance. Ominously, al-Qaeda has stated it would not refrain from using biological agents.
Hubba-Hubba Disrupts Flight?
(Tampa, Florida) Two 18-year-old tenderonies, Nisreen Swedberg and Sarah Williams, were booted from a Southwest Airlines flight by uniformed police officers for allegedly causing disruption by being too good-looking.
"I think they were just discriminating against because we were young decent-looking girls (pic). I mean, nobody else on the plane looked like us except us," she [Williams] said.Wow! They're also stupid. Quite fortuitous for any compassionate soul who helped them through the traumatic incident, I suspect. Nah, forget that. They're probably too stupid to be offended.
"[The flight attendants] were like older ladies. We were younger. Who knows, they could have been just jealous of us because we were younger."
Nonetheless, after leaving the plane, they were questioned by the FBI. Probably, something like, "And where do you live and when are you available at that address?"
Regarding the girls being too pretty, it's hard to tell. Reporting on the incident has been accompanied by a picture which only shows their faces. What's with that? To be too pretty means they must also possess premium pretty attributes. Even so, lacking transportation shouldn't be a problem. There are likely many guys who would be happy to give them a ride.
American Aid Worker Reportedly Murdered in Afghanistan
Cyd Mizell, an American aid worker helping Afghan women achieve economic self-sufficiency, has apparently been killed by her captors, along with her driver, Abdul Hadi. The pair were abducted January 26 in Khandahar. Via MSNBC:
KABUL, Afghanistan - An American aid worker and her Afghan driver kidnapped in southern Afghanistan a month ago are feared dead, a statement from their aid group said. Afghan and U.S. officials said Wednesday they could not confirm the report.
Cyd Mizell, 50, and driver Abdul Hadi were kidnapped in a residential neighborhood of Kandahar on Jan. 26. Mizell worked on aid projects for the Asian Rural Life Development Foundation, or ARLDF.
“Although we have no confirmation of their deaths, we have received information over the past few days indicating that our two aid workers have been killed,” said a statement posted on the group’s Web site Tuesday.
The ARLDF said it is working with the Red Cross to recover the bodies.
Although I am heartbroken at this tragic outcome, I am hopeful that one day her name will be remembered in Afghanistan as one who sacrificed her life to bring hope to the women and children of that country, and that her murderers, whether Taliban or otherwise, will be just a dim, repugnant memory of a more savage period of history. RIP Cyd and Abdul.
William F. Buckley Dies at 82
It will be interesting to see the leftwingnut reaction to this. Get your vomit buckets and screencap software ready.
Flopping Aces Hacked By "The Palestinian Hacker"
Flopping Ace's was hacked last night.
Apparently the image came from anarchistblackcross.org, which appears to be down at the moment....teh Back up.
The Terminator Cometh
Update: Since Ragnar and I were working in eerie parallel on this story, but Ragnar doesn't have the acid connection, I've put most of mine under the fold.
A British professor sounds the warning:
Increasingly autonomous, gun-totting robots developed for warfare could easily fall into the hands of terrorists and may one day unleash a robot arms race, a top expert on artificial intelligence told AFP. "They pose a threat to humanity," said University of Sheffield professor Noel Sharkey ahead of a keynote address Wednesday before Britain's Royal United Services Institute.Apparently, with Global Cooling breaking out, the aging hippie class needs a new "scientific" bugaboo.
But what led Dr. Sharkey to become concerned? Perhaps this 2005 interview holds a clue:
It was while reflecting on the effects of an acid trip (he had taken LSD) that he began wondering about the limits of the mind. Since then he has explored the nature of machine intelligence, experimented with robotic evolution and mused on what kind of thinking is beyond computers.Groovy.
I, for one, welcome our new robot overlords.
Greenpeace Activist's Breach Security of House of Parliament UK
Greenpeace activists shown above at Heathrow Airport take their environmental statement to the House of Parliament. Breaching security they went to the rooftop to hang their protest flags. more
They are protesting a third runway at Heathrow, Europe's largest airport. Related post here
In a video of incident a member tells in detail how they breached security. Then goes on to say, "we aren't telling anyone how to do this". Also, "security should be happy that we, peaceful protesters, showed the weakness in security".
Watch the video here
Everyone in UK should feel so much safer now. I know I wouldn't.
I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Overlords
Via New Scientist
Over 4000 semi-autonomous robots are already deployed by the US in Iraq, says Sharkey, and other countries – including several European nations, Canada, South Korea, South Africa, Singapore and Israel – are developing similar technologies....Very cool. I don't see a problem with that. I mean, what's the worst that could happen?
In December 2007, the US Department of Defense (DoD) published an "Unmanned systems roadmap" proposing to spend about $4 billion by 2010 on robotic weapons, a figure that will later rising to about $24 bn....Currently, a human is always involved in decisions of this nature. But the Pentagon is nearly 2 years into a research programme aimed at having robots identify potential threats without human help.
h/t : HotAir.
Another Anti-Obama Dirty Trick from the Clinton Machine*?
There's a new "Obama in Africa" pic making the rounds:
Scores of Democrat primary voters will no doubt be shocked to learn that Barack Obama is kinda
black brown latte...ish, which results from a partly African heritage, which means he has... yes, family in Africa.
In the wake of this bombshell, Hillary will no doubt walk away with the vote in Texas. Or not.
(* - I have no reason to believe that this pic was sourced from the Clinton campaign. I'd put my money on a Karl Rove conspiracy, if any. Or maybe it's just a picture. I've heard they put those in the paper sometimes, just for the bloody hell of it.)
h/t : LGF.
February 26, 2008
The Jawa Report: Radio Edition Welcomes NYT Bestseller Brad Thor! (*Sticky)
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From his website bio:
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WTF? "Inbred Look" Casting Call
A movie about to be filmed in Pittsburgh is casting Gothic characters - including an albino-like girl and deformed people - to depict West Virginia mountain people.Unbelievable the way they are describing these people, have they no shame.
That's the gist of an open casting call for paid extras for "Shelter," a horror film starring Julianne Moore that will begin shooting in Pittsburgh in March.
The casting call scheduled for Sunday invites "men and women of all races, 18 or older," to try out as extras, according to the announcement from Downtown-based Donna Belajac Casting. But the exras wanted for the West Virginia scenes evoke images of "Deliverance" and "The Hills Have Eyes."
"It's the way it was described in the script," Belajac said Monday. "Some of these "holler" people - because they are insular and clannish, and they don't leave their area - there is literally inbreeding, and the people there often have a different kind of look. That's what we are trying to get."
For some odd reason KafirAlalazoo's "Dueling Sitar's" is going through my head right now
h/t NJDHockeyfan at LGF's link thingy.
British Hostage Shown in Video on al-Arabia (Update: Video Added)
An Arabic TV channel has aired a video claiming to show one of five Britons captured in Iraq eight months ago.
The footage showed a man making an appeal to Prime Minister Gordon Brown to help secure the hostages' freedom.
"My name is Peter Moore, I have been held here for nearly eight months now," the man in the video footage said.
The man asked Mr Brown to free nine Iraqis in exchange for the Britons' release. The Foreign Office has condemned the release of the video.
The video shows the man speaking in English with an Arabic translation played over the top.
Click Image for BBC Video.
The five British hostages are believed to be held by a Rouge Shia group, possibly and splinter from Mahdi Army. It is believed that Iran may have some influence with the group. So far as we can tell the original video was only released to al-Arabiya.
Update 02/27/08: OK we have obtained the original uncut video. The video I had up for a short time yesterday was a video of another of the five hostages released in November 2007. My apologies for the mix up.
Youtube copy of the video here
US Muslim Helps Convicted Felon and al-Qaeda Supporter Adbullah al-Faisal
**Bumped by Rusty**
Evil Adbullah al-Faisal, 44, jailed here in 2003 for soliciting the murder of Jews and Americans, is mounting an internet campaign from his homeland Jamaica...The "extremist British website" is http://islambase.co.uk, a site Jawa readers should be very familiar with.
He is now raising cash from followers so he can carry on his wicked doctrine on the web.
In an interview posted on an extremist British website, he defends terrorism and appeals for funds for equipment to broadcast online and to pay for an international “lecture tour”.
He says Allah will “reward” those who donate...
His speeches had a deep influence on the four 7/7 suicide bombers who murdered 52 London commuters in 2005.
The interview is posted here.
Adbullah al-Faisal from the interview: I was accused of inciting racial hatred or inciting murder as well as murder, because they claim that Jihad is murder. Now the infidels would like to carry out ethnic cleansing against Muslims in order to usurp our natural resources. That is on their agenda, so any cleric, any sheik who preaches self defense, they say that this self defense is actually murder.Self defense, eh? So just what does Adbullah al-Faisal consider "self defense"?
The Telegraph:Sheikh Abdullah El-Faisal, who used what police called a "cloak of piousness" to urge his followers to kill non-Muslims..As we have reported earlier:
...When police raided his east London home they found videos and tapes with such titles as No Peace with the Jews and Declaration of War. Muslims were urged to kill "non-believers" among whom he counted Jews, Hindus and Americans.
The cover of one £2 cassette had a picture of the World Trade Centre in flames. Another included a translation of an Osama bin Laden speech instructing young extremists to wage a holy war against Jews and the West.
According to the prosecution, El-Faisal even suggested fueling nuclear power stations with the bodies of Hindus to be slaughtered for their "oppression" of Muslims in Kashmir.
The forum on which Izzadeen and other Bakri followers now congregate is called "Islam Base". Al Qaeda literally means, "the Base".But wait the interview is also being carried on another website. The interview was conducted by American Muslim Yousef al-Kattab and the interview is also being streamed by his site revolutionmuslim.com. Yousef al-Khattab is an American Muslim in New York.
So here we have the American Muslim, Yousef al-Khattab (born Joseph Cohen) assisting al-Qaeda supporter Adbullah al-Faisal, who has been tried, convicted, and deported from Britain for incitement to commit murder> Khattab is helping spread al-Faisal's message of hate, raise funds, and support for al-Qaeda. Doing so on a website who's name is inspired by al-Qaeda [qaeda = base in Arabic]. The site that has been repeatedly shown to distribute al-Qaeda literature.
Adbullah al-Faisal has been banned from Britain and banned from preaching there. But much like Omar Bakri Mohammed, he is using the global network of cyber supporters to get his message into Britain via the internet.
We were able to take Yousef al-Khattab's website offline for about 24 hours recently due to anti-semitic hate speech. But the site was reinstated after modifications were made to the content of the site.
revolutionmuslim.com,So far Yousef has been very careful about what he says, so he can avoid being taken down or arrested. Even though Adbullah al-Faisal is not on the list of designated terrorists, al-Qaeda is. Attempting to raise funds, and distribute propaganda for the purpose of bringing new brainwashed recruits to al-Qaeda violates US law. Assisting the banned cleric Adbullah al-Faisal to spread his message in Britain is a violation of British law.
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An American al Qaeda Devotee in New York
Video: Bakri Mohammed Followers Threaten Beckham, Timberlake, Usher?
British Islamic Website: The Virtues of Killing the Non-Believer
Website with Links to Birmingham Mosque Takes Down bin Laden Book, Still Supporting Violent Jihad
Birmingham Mosque Supporting Exiled al Qaeda Supporter?
An American al Qaeda Devotee in New York
Suspended Jihadi Hatemonger Back On YouTube
NYC Muslim Calls Korean Hostages "Terrorists", Smiles at thought of Daniel Pearl Style Beheading
NY Muslim Posts Daniel Pearl Parody on Youtube
New York al Qaeda Devotee at Ahmadinejad Speech: Nuke Israel
YouTube Jihad: Terror Supporters Using YouTube to Raise Money
When Radical Muslims Get Their Own YouTube....
Jawa Pwnage Assignment (Update
Pwned! Back Up)
Iranians Tire of Morality Police
After a Iran's morality police attempted to arrest a young woman for her un-Islamic dress, a crowd of people came to her rescue. They drove the police off and gave the policeman who attempted to arrest her a good ass kicking.
Via Pajamas Media:It happens every day on the streets of Tehran: a police squad grabbed a young woman for dressing immodestly. But this time, the young woman fought back, and a crowd defended her and attacked the police. Thanks to cell phone video, the Internet, and brave Iranian citizen reporters, Ardeshir Arian is able to tell the story.There is a cell phone video of the incident.
According to the report the crowd chanted
You have put us on since 1979 until now”Read the rest.
We do not want the Islamic regime
Death to the Police
Widow of Dead Terrorist Imad Mughniyah Blames Syria for His Death
For those still unconvinced Syria played no part in Imad Mughniyah’s assassination I give you these statements coming from his widow today in Damascus:You mean it wasn't da joooos?“The Syrian traitors are responsible for his death,” Army Radio quoted Mughniyah’s widow as telling a press conference in Tehran. “Damascus’ refusal to allow Iran to investigate the incident is further proof,” she said.
According to the report, rumors abounded in the months prior to Mughniyah’s death regarding a rift between himself and Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah. The rumors were that Mughniyah was attempting to take over command of the militant organization.
Bill Maher "Le Burqua Show"
Bill Maher HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher" apparently is not discriminatory when putting people down. The following video shows a put down of the burqua in a not funny.. funny way.
h/t ibloga IBA
Huckster: a Bright Future in Comedy?
Che Guevara, Mass Murderer
Make sure all your Che tee-shirt wearing friends watch this video.
Getting Serious About Immigration Laws
We should implement this policy in every state of the union:
Once you have signed any sort of contract, you are no longer a tourist. I would like to say at the outset, that if you do not [have a proper visa] and you find yourself in a property dispute or other entanglement which puts you in the arms of jurisprudence, you literally have no rights as an “illegal alien”. This means your property, bank accounts, vehicles and personal belongings, are in jeopardy.Good to know someone still cares about national sovereignty.
Michelle has the full story.
Have We Given Our Robot Overlords Too Much Power?
Obama & The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict
What does the Palestinian "refugee's" have to do with Obama. Why would he speak at a fundraiser for them knowing they have demanded a "right of return" to Israel.
It appears Obama was chummy with a Palestinian-American activist in 1999 and has put on "hold" his association with them for now.
Ali Abunimah, a Chicago-based Palestinian-American activist and co-founder of Electronic Intifada, [headline there "3 Gaza "picnickers" killed by Israeli missle"] a pro-Palestinian online publication, recalls introducing Obama at one such event, a 1999 fundraiser for the Deheisha Palestinian camp in the West Bank.I would have expected this from former President Jimmy Carter but not a Presidential candidate like Barack Obama. Drat these "rumors."
Abunimah is also a harsh critic of Israel and has protested outside pro-Israel events in the Chicago area.
"I knew Barack Obama for many years as my state senator - when he used to attend events in the Palestinian community in Chicago all the time," stated Abuminah during an interview last month with Democracy Now!, a nationally syndicated radio and television political program.
"I remember personally introducing [Obama] on stage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank. And that's just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation," Abunimah said.
Abunimah also recently quoted saying that until a few years ago, Obama was "quite frank that the U.S. needed to be more evenhanded, that it leaned too much toward Israel."
Abunimah noted Obama's unusual stance toward Israel, commenting "these were the kind of statements I'd never heard froma U.S. politician who seemed like he was going somewhere, rather than the end of his career"
Obama Assassination Watch: It Has Begun
Q: When the CIA-mafia-Cuban-military-industrial-complex-conspiracy to kill the next JFK/RFK/MLK finally comes to fruition, who will the patsy be and what will be the planted weapon of choice?
A: A middle aged woman and egg salad.
Progress: Iraqis Now In Charge
I walked over to Sergeant Guerrero.As always, do not let the Barack Obama camp or any other wing of the 'reality based community' get wind of this.
“Are you going to ask the locals what they know?” I said.
“Nah,” he said. “That's their deal. The Iraqi Police have their sources. We're their liaisons, their trainers. We're not in charge anymore. We're just here to help them become police officers instead of paramilitaries.”
Yemen Continues Its Tirade Against Information
16 established news websites in Yemen are reblocked. ( My blog is also reblocked. ) And this is the second journalist's car to get trashed in a week. PSA from the newly established Yemen Post English Newspaper's Staff:
We, in Yemen Post Newspaper, denounce such irresponsible acts and call all people or entities to reply to what we write in case they object to it in accordance with publication laws.Good on ya.
Herein, we assure these barbaric and uncivil acts will not prevent us from conveying our message built on defending opinion and expression freedom as well as fighting corruption and supporting rights and freedoms.
Snow Cover in US Most in 40 Years
February 25, 2008
Obama and Rezko: Follow the Money
A little complicated and tortuous, but then again, the NYT bent itself over backwards to make McCain have the appearance of impropriety, infidelity or both. What's good for the goose...
And here, a UK Times investigation is uncovering the substance of what could be a real potential scandal; there is nothing but dollars, cents, denials to speak with the press and political influence sprinkled with multi-million dollar loans from foreign entities, shady real estate deals, and an indicted slumlord. Follow the $$$! Who does it benefit? You guessed it: The Lord Your Obama.
James Bone and Dominic Kennedy reported February 25, 2008, in the The Times (UK) that on May 23, 2005—just three weeks before Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Rita Rezko, the wife of indicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko, closed on their same-day real estate deals on June 15, 2005—Fintrade Services SA, a Panamanian company related to Iraqi billionaire businessman Nadhmi Auchi, "lent" $3.5 million to Tony Rezko.Much, much more here at Rezko Watch. Yes, it's a random Hillary-supporting blog, but they're flinging the dirt like there's no tomorrow, and the GOP would be wise to at the very least take a peak here (they won't, because the GOP has a permanent aversion to sound political advice in recent years).
Bone and Kennedy wrote that their investigation "raises the question of whether funds from Nadhmi Auchi, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, helped Mr Obama buy his mock Georgian mansion in Chicago."
UK Metro Police Website Hacked by LULZ
Hackers have broken into the Metropolitan Police recuitment website, posting a picture of a cuddly toy on its front page and adding taunting comments beneath it.
The green stripy teddy bear appeared above a badly-spelled message[don't they know LULZ?] posted by "Officer Brobee" that made reference to the force's SO15 counter-terrorism unit.
"OH HAI GUYS do joo wanna bes a policeman lutz?" it said.
"I see that teh so15 anti-terrorism anti-lulz police are hiring more incompetent nervy edgy socipaths to make London's streets just that little bit safer!"
Sure doesn't look like a "cuddly toy" to me. Srzley, what they wrote underneath wasn't teh LULZ.
Heh: Oscars Lowest Rated IN HISTORY
For the first time in my adult life, I'm proud of my country.
The Hollywood Idiotaratti threw (chortle) everything they had at the Iraq war this past year - endless preaching from their limousines, ridiculously one-sided crockumentaries and preening about the war crimes of the eeeeeeeevil military, political screeds and lecturing at any and every opportunity, de facto and overt campaigning for the Democrats, etc.
America hands the empty-headed idiots and their masturbatory award ceremony a big fat heaping plate of
Congrats, morons. Nobody cares about you or your "art."
Video - Hamas Bunny Indoctrination
"... no matter how hard they try to hide him, we will manage to kill him, to assassinate him."
From the video's description at YouTube:
On February 22, 2008, al-Aqsa TV broadcast a program entitled "The Pioneers of Tomorrow".
The program was aimed at children, and openly advocates martyrdom, killing Danish journalists and the annexation of Israeli towns.
This is only the latest of many such programs used to indoctrinate the next generation of Islamic terrorists...and the style and substance are all too familiar.
If you like this video, please rate it and add it to your favorites.
A video's exposure at YouTube is directly related to it's ranking.
My Turn For Shopping Advice
I'm thinking of trading in my Colt Mk III Trooper .357 for something, ah, a little more concealable. That six inch barrel, while impressive, hurts me there sometimes.
I'd like to stay with the .357/.38, since I have so much ammo stocked up, and I already have a .45 and a 9mm.
BREAKING: FISSURE SPOTTED IN OBAMA HALO
Yeah, it's pretty much meaningless at this point and destined to change, but it's so damned hilarious.
Rasmussen shows Obama's negatives are creeeeeeeping up as the warm, soft glow of changiness and hopitude begins to fade ever so slightly as we trudge on to the general election in the longest, most vapid, most boring and most irritating political season we've had in a long while.
Must be all that racism and the fanatical desire to assassinate him. Yeah. That's got to be it.
UPDATE: Extreme content warning - the National Anthem is absolutely butchered by some idiot in this video.
It's old, but notice that Obama never once places his hand on his heart during the whole anthem. He's the only Democrat on the stage not doing it. That, ladies and gentlemen, is the new patriotism. Let us rejoice and be glad.
Ace's New Page Design
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Oh No! Obama/Clinton Violence Begins
They warned us things like this might happen.
It has begun. From CBS3News in Pennsylvania:
Authorities said brother-in-laws Jose Ortiz and Sean Shurelds were involved in a verbal altercation over Democratic presidential hopefuls Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton when the argument escalated into a stabbing inside their family home on Honey Locust Court in Upper Providence.A "registered Republican and Clinton supporter?" Looks like his lawyer's insanity defense is a slam dunk.
Authorities said Ortiz, a registered Republican and Clinton supporter, allegedly stabbed Shurelds, an Obama supporter, in the stomach.
Shurelds was flown to an area hospital and was listed in critical condition.
Attn. Youtube User iLiveForJihad
safrazhanif11 | February 24, 2008
you cristans and jews will be dead we ummah are 2 billion people and we will march to israel with out weapons and kill all the jews inshallah, Allah swt promised to us on that day even the tree will say jew behind me KILL HIM
SO CRISTAN WILL GO AGAINST JEW HAHA we will take your IDF JEWISH GIRLS AND TIE THEM AND RAPE THEM GOOD AND HARD INSHALLAH AND ALL NICE YOUNG ISRAELE GIRLS WILL BE MADE TO SERVICE SATISFY HUNGRY MUSLIMA BROTHERS HAMDUILLAH
jew is going to be dead pig soon ALLAH SWT IS THE GREATEST
death to israel and jews may ALLAH SWT GRANT HITLER THE HIGHEST PLEASURE
Update: Four more smackdowns including a Juba Smackdown! Juba sucks!
Obama Camp Releases Photo of Clinton in Islamic Garb
Obama's staff is circulating this harmless photo of Senator Clinton. What dirty tricks?
Thanks to J. Holland.
Petition to Bring Back Flogging in UK
You just can't make this stuff up.
Petition the Prime Minster to bring back saturday morning public floggings.So far there has been only one signature, that of the creater. "Shaming into submission" wording makes one think of "Submission". It was a script from Ayaan Hirsi Ali that Dutch movie maker Theo van Gogh made into a short movie. He was murdered in the streets of Amsterdam because of it. For those of you unaware of Submission I have added Part I below the fold.
Individuals who persistently commit acts of antisocial behaviour or petty crimes are simply out of control and instead of prision[sic] service I propose we bring back Saturday morning marketplace public floggings in the UK and shame them into submission.
Deadline to sign 25 May 2008
Petition creater Peter Livingstone
Mr. Livingston I presume, must have a few screws loose to think UK would go back to the dark ages. They have enough trouble with Muslims living in the UK wanting dark age Sharia law.
Iran & other Sharia law upholders would become their best buds if this were to pass. Remember the flogging and throwing over a cliff of two Iranian youths convicted of rape? That is just one example of the barbaric practice of flogging.
Part II here.
NYT: OMG! Is Barack Safe?
In a thinly veiled effort to drape Obama in the mantle of JFK, RFK, and MLK, New York Times writer Jeff Zeleny, uses a little fearmongering in a "noble" cause, of course:
DALLAS — There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he be safe?RFK and MLK are mentioned early, but note the dateline (JFK is invoked later on). What a clever little bit of subliminal propaganda.
Message: "We don't know of any credible threats, but Barack might be targeted because he is John, Robert, and Martin all rolled up into one hopey-changey package and everyone knows that non-progressives are dangerous maniacs who play with guns."
I'm sure the Gray Lady was every bit as concerned for the safety of President Bush when the threats were much more overt. Like, when Craig Killborn, working for David Letterman's Worldwide Pants production company, ran a "Snipers Wanted" crawl over a Bush speech. And didn't some nutjob actually produce a movie depicting the assassination of the President?
Update: Good Lt.'s comment to this post is too good and pithy to leave it in the comments:
Well, they've already proven over the last week or so who their candidate of choice is.
Prepare for more of this.
If you criticize the socialist policies of Obama, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
If you point out that his voting record is perhaps the most divisive in the US Senate, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
If you bother to point out that Obama is not The Lord High Savior of America, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
If you point out that Obama really has no executive experience to speak or, coupled with a short and unimpressive political career with a jaunt as a state senator and two years as a US Senator, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
If you point out how utterly hollow and vapid Obama's empty rhetoric is when it comes to naming specific policies he will try to enact, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
If you criticize Obama AT ALL, for ANY REASON, you're either a racist or want to assassinate him. Wingnut.
See? The NYT says so. Being a Democrat is easy. No thought required.
On the other hand, writing books about assassinating Bush, Bill Maher wishing death on Dick Cheney, making movies flirting with the "nuanced political criticism" of assassinating Bush, etc. is just fine and dandy. Political speech. Rational thought. Politically correct.
But turn the rhetorical guns (pun intended) the other way, and suddenly the line which should not be crossed has been crossed.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Democrat.
Good Lt | 02.25.08 - 1:32 pm | #
Who Should I Vote For in the Primary?
As usual, my vote in the primary counts for the sum total of jack and squat. Nonetheless, it does provide me with an opportunity to make a vague political "statement" open to broad interpretation.
Army of Ansar al-Sunna Repost 2004 Beheading Video
An Iraqi militant group posted a video on the internet today that appeared to show the 2004 killing of 12 Nepalese men who worked for a contracting firm in Iraq.
Two still images taken in 2004 of the victims matched footage from the video. It was unclear why the videos, from an Islamist group called the Army of Ansar al-Sunna, had been posted again on the internet. The group did not say the footage was from 2004 in today's posting
Iraqi police and US officials in Baghdad said they had no immediate information on a recent kidnapping of Nepalis.
They are either warning, rallying supporters or are running out of video's. I hope it is the later.
In the 2004 video one Nepalis was beheaded and the rest were shot in the back. Rusty had a complete indepth post August of 2004 on this incident here.
Be forwarned, the images at the bottom of his post are horrific.
Obesity More Dangerous Than Terrorism
(Sydney, Australia) Hey, readers, good news! Terrorism is not that big a deal.
From the Fifth Annual Conference of the Oxford Health Alliance:
Overcoming deadly factors such as poor diet, smoking and a lack of exercise should take top priority in the fight against a growing epidemic of chronic disease, legal and health experts said.Meanwhile, a spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Program today indicated that "... rising food prices are causing people in more countries to go hungry."
Global terrorism was a real threat but posed far less risk than obesity, type two diabetes and smoking-related illnesses, US law professor Lawrence Gostin said at the Oxford Health Alliance Summit here.
"Ever since September 11 we’ve been lurching from one crisis to the next which has really frightened the public," Gostin told AFP later.
"While we've been focussing so much attention on that we've had this silent epidemic of obesity that's killing millions of people around the world and we’re devoting very little attention to it and a negligible amount of money."
How nice? We have competing crises.
Picked up a Springfield XD This Weekend
Pakistan Bans Youtube
Pakistan has become the latest country to block access to the video-sharing Web site YouTube on the grounds that one or more videos on the site offend Islam, authorities said Monday.Oh the Irony, an attempt by Pakistan to block Muhammad cartoons on youtube will also block the thousands upon thousands of copies of terrorist propaganda!
The Pakistani government is also asking YouTube to remove "objectionable content," said Nabiha Mehmood, a spokeswoman for the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority.
If YouTube removes the video or videos that concern Pakistan, she said, the government may once again let its people post and view video clips.
It is unclear what the video or videos in question depict, but a PTA official, who asked not to be identified, told the Associated Press that the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority blocks Web sites that show controversial drawings of the Prophet Mohammed.
I was almost upset that Pakistan blocked Youtube there for a minute. But considering the infestation of pro al-Qaeda propaganda on Youtube and Youtube's poor performance in removing pro terror users and videos. I've decided that the ban will block far more pro al-Qaeda propaganda than videos that are offensive to Islam.
Pakistan is a market where al-Qaeda seeks to radicalize and recruit young Muslims through their presence on the web. Any reduction in the amount of al-Qaeda propaganda available there is welcome in my book.
Oh and by the way, Attn. Youtube user blacktiger8888. Buh bye!
The Wheelchair Suicide Bomber
I'm not sure at what point this kind of depravity stopped bothering me. Sometime between the pregnant lady bomb and the mental patient suicide bomber, I'm guessing.
Report on Arrakis has the details:
A suicide bomber in a wheelchair killed a senior policeman in the city of Samarra today...
The attacker talked his way into the local police headquarters by requesting a meeting with the policeman. When the official went to meet him in reception the explosives hidden in his wheelchair were detonated, killing the man instantly and wounding four others.
"Funny"? O'Reilly's al Qaeda ID Found
I was reading about Rusty's Taliban leader arrest story at Rediff India Abroad.and the article had a image link of al-Qaeda. I was quite suprised to see a fake "alQaeda" ID of Bill OReilly of FNC's OReilly Factor. I wonder how many people in India "read" this news?
I realize this is a spoof and I am not a shill for Fox News or OReilly but if that was of me I would be damn mad. AlQaeda is not a joke like these anti-war Rock City News idiots think.
Iraq: Signs of Political Progress
Many on the left now concede we've won militarily in Iraq, but continue to argue Iraq is a lost cause because of little or no political progress which could lead to long term peace. So, what of this elusive political progress? Bill Ardolino has some answers.
A related cover story from NRO titled "Re-Liberators":
This small, rural village in Diyala Province north of Baghdad experienced a revolution a month ago. Hamada had been controlled by al-Qaeda and its band of teenage killers, who terrorized the place. Qaeda imams took over the mosques and people stopped going. The mayor of the nearby city of Muqdadiya lived here — until al-Qaeda blew up his house and he fled. The village became a ghost town.Shhhhh, don't tell the 'reality based community'.
Then, for the first time in five years of war, U.S. troops showed up. They captured key Qaeda leaders, and the rest ran away. Local citizens formed a makeshift security force, and people returned to the streets. Suddenly it was a new day.
Greenpeace Activists Breach Security at Heathrow Airport London
Four environmental activist of Greenpeace managed to breach airport security at Heathrow, Europe's largest airport. The four climbed atop a plane which had just landed and unfurled a banner in protest of a proposed new runway.
How in the world did they manage not only to breach security but climb to the top of the plane? Such comforting news to those who use Heathrow regularly. Not!
More at Santa Barbara News
Video: Review of Star Wars Episode IV
A New Hope.
Don't talk back to Darth Vader, good advice.
UFO Overlords Finally Deliver Messiah to Nation of Islam
At yesterday's "Savior's Day Celebration" guess who Black Supremacist, leader of The Nation of Islam, and one time UFO abductee Louis Farrakhan named "the hope of the entire world"? Here's a hint....
Thanks to Larwyn.
Interview: Ezra Levant
This week's Shire News Network podcast features an part 2 of an interview with Ezra Levant, the man who was hauled in front of Canada's fascist "Human Rights Commission" for questioning the ROP.
Taliban Defense Minister, and Friend of bin Laden, Arrested ... Again
Don't you just love the revolving door that Pakistan has for the Taliban? It's being reported that Mullah Obaidullah Akhund has been arrested by the Pakistanis ... for a second time.
Intelligence agencies have once again arrested the Taliban Majlis-e-Shura’s former defence minister Mullah Obaidullah Akhund along with two other Afghan nationals from Lahore, along with two other Afghan nationals, intelligence sources told Daily Times on Sunday.One of the problems with our "allies" in Pakistan is they have never really had an all-out offensive against the Taliban. Instead they go on brief incursions, followed by even lengthier cease-fires. I notice the Pakistani Taliban are asking for another round of cease-fires. Often the cease-fires are accompanied by "good faith" releases of prisoners. Needless to say, the released prisoners go on to fight the U.S. in Afghanistan and eventually the Pakistanis.
The sources revealed that Obaidullah had been arrested in 2006 in Quetta and was released after around nine months, after which he fled to in Afghanistan.
This time he arrived in Pakistan to generate funds, the sources said, adding that he, along with Pakistani allies, had visited several cities in this regard....
He is a senior Taliban figure and is considered by American intelligence officials to have been one of the Taliban leaders closest to Osama Bin Laden, as well as part of the inner core of the Taliban leadership around Mullah Muhammad Omar.
Brilliant strategery! Thanks to Jimbo.
February 24, 2008
The Yemeni Government Doesn't Understand Acronyms
Last week, the Middle East Institute (MEI) published an article, Fighting Brushfires with Battons: An Analysis of the Political Crisis in South Yemen, by authors April Longley and Abdul Ghani al-Iryani. (A very good article by the way.) The Yemeni government researched MEI and came up with MEMRI.
Because MEMRI is run by an Israeli guy, the official government media is saying the authors are working for Israel or some similar idiocy. This includes the 26 Septemper (sic), website of the Defense Ministry, and al-Motamar, website of the ruling party, who have been on a rampage for a week about the authors' connections to woooowooooo Israel. The sheer stupidity of the accusation is compounded by the fact that MEMRI didn't publish it; MEI did.
I can't believe these people actually run a country. There should be some kind of intelligence test.
Are UFO's the Answer to Clean Air & Global Warming?
From OpEd Piece
The author discusses how our problems with the environment can be solved in one easy step. Use the UFO's technology?!?!
The truth is that the way the ET spaceships are powered with almost unlimited cheap power can be used to drive our civilization with little environmental effects. The oil industry relies on scarcity to control the price of oil and make trillions of dollars at public expense but all that would have been wiped out with cheap abundant energy.The author goes on to describe how the UFO's glide through the air using cheap & clean "electromagnetic and anti-gravity propulsion".
Also we would not have a global warming and other environmental degradation that so threaten us and our planet if cheap non polluting energy had come into widespead use by the 1960's as it should have.[his first UFO sighting?]
We would be "traveling through the air using non-polluting ZPE[zero point energy]".How many "youfo's" has the author been up close and personal with?
Environmentalists should team up with exopolitical activists and peace activists and other activists[?] even in the health industry[?] because an end to the UFO/ET cover up would drastically and fundamentally change our world for the better.
It is time to tell:
ET phone home.
Barack HUSSEIN Obama: Blog Sabbath Caption Contest
Caption this photo of Barack HUSSEIN Obama....and I do emphasize HUSSEIN this one time.
Thanks to Stop the ACLU who have more info.
Slain Hizbollah Leader Co-Founded .... Mahdi Army
Like I said when I first heard Imad Mugniyah had passed Go to collect 72 virgins, I really hope we were the ones that got him. Roggio:
Imad Mugniyah, the senior Hezbollah military commander who was killed in Syria earlier this month, helped form the Mahdi Army, the military wing of the radical Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al Sadr, according to an Iraqi intelligence official.There's also an "insurgent" group calling itself "Hezbollah in Iraq" that produces propaganda videos, from time to time, showing attacks on U.S. forces. I wonder if there's a relationship or if they were just inspired by their Lebanese namesake?
Islamic Leader: Free Speech Is OK If Respectful
(Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) In an Arab Times report, the Secretary-General of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, weighed in on the "insulting caricatures of prophet Muhammad" printed recently in Danish newspapers.
He said it was unacceptable that Islam and Muslims were represented as enemies of free speech.Therefore, as long as you watch what you say, Muslims don't have any problem with you speaking freely.
Ihsanoglu reiterated that Muslims have no problem with the freedom of speech as a fundamental human right but expect a minimal level of respect and responsibility in the exercise of this right.
Presumably, this means that it's totally unacceptable to state that terrorists are largely fundamental followers of Islam. That would be disrespectful and irresponsible.
However, it would be perfectly acceptable to freely state that Jews are the spawn of pigs and dogs and they drink the blood of dead Palestinian babies.
Hopefully, this clarification will dispel any confusion regarding freedom of speech.
Good News: Cartoons, Video Games Grooming Kids for Jihad
You think Parviz Khan-- the British jihadi who plotted to take hostage then murder Muslim veterans of the Iraq war -- was alone in his sick notion that it was his duty to teach his young children to behead infidels? Think again:
Muslim fanatics in Britain are using sick cartoons, videos and computer games to groom kids as potential SUICIDE BOMBERS....I wasn't aware of these two, but I do know that the "Insurgency" mod of Modern Infantry Combat is fairly popular with the young Muslims. One guess which team they like to play for?
We discovered fanatics in the UK are picking out vulnerable kids in mosques, youth clubs and on the internet.
They then ply them with computer games such as one called The Suicide Bomber, in which players score points for blowing up women and children. Another game, Fly Into The Trade Centre, encourages kids to direct passenger planes into buildings.
The man who saved America from the Goracle in 2000 has announced his candidacy for the Presidency in 2008. Can Naderman once again help hold back the forces of evil? This time Ralph faces the Obamanable Showman.
The Blog Sabbath Learning Lesson
Both "The Jawa Report: Radio Edition" and Jane's "Liberation Radio" are available at the Jawacast link at the top of the page.
If you don't listen live when we do the initial post, you can listen to the latest show up until the next show is archived. Does that make sense?
It's kinda hard to coordinate the live vs. archived shows, so, if you want to listen live, write this down:
The Jawa Report: Radio Edition airs every Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. CST, 7 p.m. MST, and 6 p.m. PST.
Liberation Radio airs every Friday at 11 p.m. EST, 10 p.m. CST, yada yada yada.
We will put links into a post every Tuesday and Friday right before each show airs, so as to give everyone the opportunity to listen live. After the show ends, we remove the link until the show is properly archived, and then we re-insert the link for those who missed it.
I hope this clears up any confusion.
We hope you join us in the future, as both Jawa Radio and Liberation Radio have VIP guests in the queue.
Phelps Westboro Idiots Lose Brianna Denison's Family & Friends Win
Image from Reno Gazette Journal
Update again. Above picture is from a counter-protest against Westboro Baptist protest at a fallen hero's funeral in Reno. (Awesome guys!) The picture was with the story of Brianna's memorial protest so I inadvertantly thought it was at the memorial.
Please check the following slide show of the counter-protest here. The first slide shows a group in Reno called "Reno and Angel Action". They truly looked angels the way they stood side by side with arms outstretched to hide the sadistic Westboro idiots. What a awesome picture it is.
Some people rightly gave the "one finger salute". It was snowing and kudo's to those who braved the weather to shut down the Phelps idiots!
Update on this earlier post about slain Reno teenager Brianna Deninson's "Celebration of Life" memorial service held this evening.
A small group from a Kansas-based church that protests at the funerals of U.S. soldiers faced off Saturday night against more that 150 counter-demonstrators outside a memorial service for a Reno woman killed by a serial rapist.
The tense standoff ended peacefully when three female anti-gay protesters associated with the Wesboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kansas were escorted away from the Reno-Sparks Convention Center in a police van.
Counter-demonstrators surrounded the three church members after they waved placards reading, "Pray for More Dead Kids," "Don't Worship the Dead" and "God Sent the Killer."
Looks like the Phelps group lost again. There may have only been three[according to article] but three carrying those kinds of placards while family and friends are grieving Brianna's loss is sadistic.
Thank you guys for protecting the family and friends from these bast**ds! Ya'll rock!
February 23, 2008
Join Us at 11 pm EST Tonight
at Liberation Radio for an in depth discussion of the Sa'ada War. Our guest will be Adel al-Dhahab, an international expert and the engineer of the peace plan between the regime and the rebels. 10 PM Central. 8 PM Pacific.
Link to follow.
Topics will include the use of terrorists as a regime paramilitary, the fate of the tens of thousands of internally displaced refugees, the sectarian and political dimensions, regime tactics in targeting not only the rebels but the broader Zaidi population.
We've been assured by BlogTalkRadio that the tech issues from last night have been fixed.
live archive now. Listen at the link. I thought it was very interesting, assassination plots and all....
Attn: YouTube User WahabiAna
So do it!
Also Andrea has a sister site just for smackdown of juba the sniper videos here
WahabiAna is supposedly a 16 yr. old and has posted 175 videos! Taken from her bio:
Channel Views: 3,969
I get these videos from Arabic forums.
I don't support the people you see on my videos[sure]. The reason why I upload these videos is because I want people to see how terrible war is.[sure]
My uploads are all new. I upload them as soon as they are released.[...]
I don't support these guys. Stop complaining.
I get so many people on my case. What's wrong with uploading war videos?
Even if I upload terrorist media so what? It's still videos people should see.[not] It's not like I support them or want you to.[so stop spreading propoganda already!]
Andrea said she is a repeat offender...wow.
Excellent work Andrea and thanks to all who helped!
Borrowed from Howie the "finger" salute....teh
We've found that Youtubes are especially difficult to remove. Thanks so much for the help.
American Jaber Elbaneh, Wanted by the FBI, Convicted in Yemen, Still Not in Jail
At least this time he showed up to court for his appeal.
Fox News: A Yemeni-American, one of the FBI's 26 "most wanted" for terrorism, appeared at a session of his trial in a Yemeni court Saturday with bodyguards and then walked free, apparently not subject to any form of incarceration, eyewitnesses said.
The 41-year-old Jaber Elbaneh attended a session of the trial for him and 22 other Al Qaeda members charged for a series attacks on oil facilities...."He entered the courtroom surrounded by four bodyguards, introduced himself to the judge then he left," the eyewitness said about Elbaneh who is believed to be living with his family in the province of al-Dalai, some 220 kilometers south of San'a, despite being on trial. (Hat tip: Report on Arrakis)
New Yorker Gaber Elbaneh attended the al-Farouq terrrorist training camp in Afghanistan with several of his friends from Lackawanna, NY who later were arrested upon their return to the US. Elbaneh's friends, known as the Lackawanna Six, pleaded guilty to multiple terror related offenses and are in jail. Elbaneh never returned to the US. Instead he went to Yemen in 2002.
He was among the 23 al-Qaeda linked prisoners who escaped from Yemeni jail in February 2006. Also in 2006, two of Elbaneh's uncles in Buffalo, NY pleaded guilty and were convicted of illegally transferring millions of dollars to Yemen.
Yemen supposedly thwarted terror attacks against two oil facilities in the days preceding the September 2006 presidential election. There are many unanswered questions about the attacks. Elbaneh was charged in absentia with masterminding the plot as were several of the escapees.
In May 2007, Elbaneh surrendered after negotiation with Yemeni President Saleh. The FBI was unable to confirm Elbaneh was in custody. Yemen refused to extradite Elbaneh to the US after his surrender, although he is a US citizen. In November 2007 Elbaneh was convicted of the terror attacks and sentenced to ten years in absentia. Later that month, his family reported he was living free in Yemen. And he still is.
Update Video Added. Westboro Idiots Plan Protests Tonight at Memorial of Murdered Teenager Brianna Denison in Reno, Nevada!
Reno Teenager and Santa Barbara College student Brianna Denison was abducted in January while staying with friends over Christmas break. The home was near the University of Nevada and close to two other recent rapes. Her body was later found this month 8 miles from where she disappeared.
The police have been working feverishly to find this killer. They have linked his DNA to the 2 other rapes and believe a 3rd rape case in the area may also be linked.
Now that he has murdered his lastest victim the community is in fear he will strike again. UNR students & others are arming themselves with stun guns and mace. Unfortunately stores are running out of both.
The killer must feel very much in control and "up" right now knowing what he has done to the community. He had left a pair of thong underwear next to Brianna's body. DNA determined they didn't belong to Brianna. It did show his DNA and an unknown females. So it appears he is taunting the authorities.
Now the bas***ds of the Westboro Baptist Church, I use the term "church" loosely here, want to protest the "Celebration of Life" being held in memory of Brianna from 6 to 7pm tonight at the Reno Sparks Convention Center. According to their website:
Reno-Sparks Convention CenterThis case is very close to my heart and wish I could be there to counter their protest. A***oles all of them!
4590 S. Virginia St.
This is for the memorial service for Brianna Denison. She was the "victim" of a serial rapist's[sic] strangulation. We call it the Wrath of God being poured out on a nation of rebels without a cause. You brought this Wrath on your own head, Reno, NV because you (lst) raised your children to be dashed to pieces as rebellious, arragant[sic] soldiers of a Doomed nation of perverts and (2nd) when we warned you to not go to Hell like the dead soldiers and OBEY YOUR MAKER[......]
You taught your daughters to be whores ? God sent the pervert to rape and murder your daughters. You taught your people to be lawless ? when your police do NOT obey the law and the oath they took ? you teach rebellion to the people. When you call God a liar and say his standards are on the table to dispose of, you teach the pervert that HE is entitled to disobey the law!! America is Doomed, and Reno, Nevada is Doomed. Amen.
They had earlier sent out a media statement saying they were "protesting the Reno Police Department" and not necessarly Brianna Denison. I believe this was just a ploy to hide their "real reason" for protest.
Mark in comments said there would be plenty of bikers to "keep the peace". So upon further research found a video of another Phelps/Westboro Baptist Church protest at a fallen hero's funeral in Reno, Nevada. It did my heart proud to watch this. Thank you all in Reno for standing up to the ass**les of that "church"! See vid below fold.
So, I've Decided on a Sidearm...
There's just one more question...
UPDATE : In the comments, Bishop asks:
No..Noo..NOOOOOOO!The answer is, after a fair amount of reading on this model, I had a hard time finding anyone with anything bad to say about either the Sig or the XD. Both models seem to have garnered very good reputations for accuracy and reliability. Sigs have a fine reputation, to be sure, but there's a non-trivial price differential between the Springfield XD and similar Sigs (+50%-100%). Based on a spot check of various accessories, Sig stuff seemed to be around twice as much for similar hardware. The XD is the less expensive option, but the analogy of Springfield pistols to Suzuki automobiles is completely unfair. The Sigs may very well be better guns, but twice as good?
WTF are you thinking?
I have nothing against Springfield but if there is one constant in life, it is that you only buy signature products from any company: you don't get a Suzuki car, a Canon laptop or an HP digital camera.
Islamic Rage Boy Plays The Sheraton Tel-Aviv
Updated! Westboro Idiots to Protest at Soldiers Funeral Today in
Houston, Texas Eustis, Florida !!!
I apologize for the error. While listening to vid I thought she said "Houston".
Westboro "church" idiots plan to inflict more pain on the family and friends of a fallen hero. They plan a protest in
Houston Eustis, Florida today at a soldiers funeral complete with hate signs and vile mouths.
Funeral of Army Sgt. John C. Osmolski
Bay Street Baptist Church
1724 S. Bay St.
After viewing this vid check the one below the fold. It shows what many feel about these vile creatures
Imsoniac in comments said the Patriotic Guard Riders will have this covered! God Bless you all!
February 22, 2008
Radical Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi At It Again. Danish Cartoons
Earlier Egyptian Muslim scholar Sheikh Yousuf al-Qaradawi cried foul [see video below]when he was denied a visa from Great Britain. The reason for the denial is his justification of terrorist acts such as suicide bombings. He has said "it is ok to blow oneself up if you kill a Jew". See: "When radical Muslims get their own youtube."
He is best known for his al Jazeera program "Shariah and Life". He is a nasty fellow and also has been banned from entering the US since 1999.
Now al-Qaradawi is calling on all Muslim countries to "openly express" their protest at the "offending" cartoons. He stated:
We cannot accept any kind of apology from the Danish government about the cartoons lampooning our Prophet. [national lampoon..teh] We do not even have the right to do that because insulting the Prophet is an unforgivable act[Danes beware-- remember homeless cartoonist?]. There should be a political protest from our politicians and leaders. They should defend their Prophet he said.He is also calling for boycotts of Danish products and "peaceful" demonstrations. I don't believe al-Qaradawi knows the meaning of the word "peaceful".
Caution, PC in video. Evil Zionist Neocon plot undertones. Oh, and the evil joooos.
Photo of the Day: Illiterate Muslim Jackass Edition
What is an 'ambassader?' And how does one "exell" an 'ambassader?'
We'll get right on that, Mr. Angry Muslim Lunatic.
Caption if you are so moved.
Study: Males Developing Female Characteristics.!?!!
From LA Times
Just when you thought it was somewhat safe to go in the water and somewhat safe to eat fish this study comes out.
Sewage-treatment plants in Southern California are failing to remove hormones and hormone-altering chemicals from water that gets flushed into coastal ocean waters, according to the results of a study released.I wonder how much time Bezerkely and their types spend in the ocean. How much fish do they consume? Are some of the council members turning theh ghey?
The preliminary findings were part of the most ambitious study to date on the effect of emerging chemical contaminants in coastal oceans. It confirms the findings of smaller pilot studies from 2005 that discovered male fish in the ocean were developing female characteristics, and broadened the scope of the earlier studies by looking at an array of man-made contaminants in widespread tests of seawater, seafloor sediment and hundreds of fish caught off Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties.
Could this study also be the reason moonbats took to the trees bare arsed naked instead of "skinny dipping"?
Hormonal unbalance of the unbalanced is a good answer to all of this. They may have a double wammy of craziness. Who woda thunk..hmmm
1. a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
2. a state of mental disturbance and disorientation. "Derangement, mental unsoundess." Insanity.
I won't worry about this study unless I make like a octopus and grow a pair of tenticles and find myself in a tree naked. You males however.....
It's Time For NAME THAT PARTY!
Story with Republican in an ethical bind? Party affiliation is the first word of the story.
Story by same reporter with a Democrat implicated in corruption? No direct mention of party affiliation, and a merely a hint in the ninth paragraph.
No bias. No political favoritism. Straight down the middle. All the time. Psych.
UN Super-duper Seriously Concerned with Iran's Nuke Program
The UN is 'concerned' about Iran's nuclear ambitions. Twenty more years of 'concern' and they might just take some action. Thanks to GM.
Smartest People Leaving Britain
(London, England) According to a study by the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), smart people are leaving Britain. It's being called the largest exodus in 50 years.
As an analogy, I'd call it a correction, in Wall Street terminology, where people are investors and Britain is a stock. People (investors) are moving away from the stock (Britain) because they see more returns in other stocks (nations). Britain needs to improve its prospectus.
In any event, the rate of departures is alarming. One highly-skilled university graduate left Britain for good every three minutes, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout 2006. Of all the nations in the study, only Mexico had more people emigrate.
The most popular destinations are English-speaking countries such as Australia, America, Canada and New Zealand and holiday areas including France and Spain.The shadow Immigration Minister said people are leaving due to high taxes and government regulation imposed by a decade of Labor Party rule.
Almost 60 per cent of those leaving take jobs, although hundreds of thousands of retired people live abroad.
The report is a statistical analysis which does not study the motivation for leaving Britain. However, high house prices and taxes and poor climate are frequently cited.
Even so, isn't it odd that so many people want to leave a nanny state and give up all the cradle-to-grave goodies?
ABC "Fact Checks" by Quoting Same Unamed Source as Obama
Wow, ABC's Jake Tapper "Fact Checks" Obama's story about a "Captain" of a "Marine rifle platoon" who's "platoon" was "split up" with many of them going to the bad war (Iraq) and the others going to the good war (Afghanistan) and that were so ill prepared and under equipped that that they had to scrounge Taliban weapons to fight with.
I find that Obama's anecdote checks out.How does ABC vindicate Barrack Obama's anecdote used to draw attention to how the bad war is stealing resources from the good war?
Tapper called the "Captain" and asked him to verify his own story.
How, exactly, is it "verifying" anything by simply asking the same source if his story is true? This isn't the testimony of one source verifying the testimony of another source. This is two people reporting the testimony of a single source!
No one is accusing Obama of making the story up. We are accusing the "Captain" of making stuff up---or, at the very least, using selective pieces of information in order to lend credence to the bad war/good war theory. Obama then uses an untrue story to further the narrative which he hopes will get him elected.
This is like The New York Times "verifying" Scott Thomas Beauchamp's story in The New Republic by calling Beauchamp up and asking him to retell the story!
Great job Tapper, didn't they teach you what 'fact checking' meant in journalism school? You checked no facts. What you're doing is stating your opinion, not 'fact checking':
He told me his story, which I found quite credibleFinding a story to be credible is not the same thing as 'fact checking'.
When someone tells me a story in which they relate how al Qaeda in Iraq has beheaded yet another victim, I tend to believe those stories. It meshes with what I already know about al Qaeda. It's believable. But a story being believable doesn't make it true.
Could it be that Tapper finds this story believable--ontological reality in his mind since he's unable to differentiate between his opinion and fact--because it meshes with his own predisposition to believe in the good war/bad war distinction?
Even worse, what does this line say about Tapper's beliefs?
though for obvious reasons he asked that I not mention his name or certain identifying information.Obvious reasons? No, not so obvious to me. Unless you believe, like many on the left, that there will be serious consequences for officers criticizing the military supply chain (a criticism, by the way, which can be found in military report after report after report). But I'm guessing the first commenter to Tapper's article has hit close to home:
Obvious reasons? What, fear of death squads?Ouch, that's gonna leave a mark.
Or maybe fear of verification, or fear of others in his unit calling him on his fictions and embellishments?
The only thing clarified in ABC's 'vindication' of Obama's story is that the Captain was actually a Lieutenant at the time, thus explaining why he would be over a platoon.
Tapper can't help but finish this odd piece of 'fact checking' by taking a swipe at bloggers:
I might suggest those on the blogosphere upset about this story would be better suited directing their ire at those responsible for this problem, which is certainly not new. That is, if they actually care about the men and women bravely serving our country at home and abroad.Don't you get it blogosphere? Leave the fact checking the professionals. And never ever question the theory that Iraq--the bad war--has distracted us from Afghanistan--the good war. Because without that story taking root in the popular mind, Barrack Obama doesn't stand a chance winning in 2008.
Uncle Jimbo is being far too civilized when he says the story:
does have elements of truth, but the story is 4 or 5 years old and the way it was offered still shows far too much ignorance about the military and attempts to make it sound like a current problem.[note: Watch Jimbo in the video at the link, he's a bit less understanding] In other words, parts of the story sound like they could be believable. But who's to say that the theory linking the Iraq war to the story is the correct one? The way the story is presented is part of a larger narrative the left has about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
Note to ABC: Next time you try to verify a story, please do some actual fact checking. No one questioned that someone had told the story to Barrack Obama or his staff, the questions centered on the essential truth of the story.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention in first draft, as Allah reminds me about the essential truthiness of the ABC story:
Well, except for that very minor detail about them not actually having to capture Taliban weapons to fight, okay.Just a minor detail.
UPDATE II: Ace on the same page, even seeing the same Beauchamp parallel, and then goes after Mathiew Yglesias and the Left's full support of Obama's truthiness. Ace:
Obama spins out a ludicrous exaggeration, some claims are found to support (if you credit the claim) a much more plausible version of the claims he made, which are as far from the original as the lightning bug is from the lightning, and... we're wrong, we need to apologize.UPDATE III: Hey ABC, this is called fact checking. You might learn a thing or two from the blogosphere. AJ Strata:
Tapper claims this Captain was deployed in Summer 2003 and his rifle platoon was without up-armored humvees as if this was abnormal. But as the timeline of contracts and production clearly show the kits did not start coming out until the fall of 2003 and the first production models of up-armored hummers came out in 2004.A reader also drops this into the comments. Fact? I dunno, but believable:
I was assigned to 10th Mountain 1998 to 2000. Light Infantry Platoons are not equipped with HMMWVs so it is not surprising that they were scrambling to get ones with which to train. DOD does not keep [ware]houses full of extra equipment for units that are not designed to have the equipment in the first place just in case they might need it for a war no one saw coming.Hmmm......
Same applies for operations in Afghanistan. 10th Mountain is a light infantry unit – platoons are not supposed to have HMMWVs. It is not wrong to give them HMMWVs but to get up armored HMMWVs, that had to be manufactured, to Afghanistan, is a logistical nightmare.
UPDATE IV: Pentagon skeptical:
"I find that account pretty hard to imagine," Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.John Warner wants to talk to this "Captain".
Friday Afternoon "Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome"
A tragic tale of a tragic disease: Women complaining of Persistent Sexual Arousal Syndrome. Doctors, media, bloggers oddly intrigued.
Below: Rusty is 99% that these two are "victims".
Ragnar's in the Market for a New Sidearm...
Video Muslim Afflicted with Jinn (Satan)
A Muslim man freaks out and writhes around on the floor, after being possessed by the spirit of Jinn. Meanwhile, a panel of Koranic scholars debates his insanity.Jinn are shayateen[satans]. There are three types:
A type that has wings, and they fly throught the air. A type that look like snakes and dogs and lastly a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey.In the vid it appears he is afflicted with the third kind.
Turn your sound down as he screams weird. Teh funny.
Mysterious Unnamed "Insurgents" Bomb Female College Students
Mysterious religiously unaffiliated "insurgents" bomb a class of female students in Thailand. Nowhere does the article let you know that these insurgents are Muslim Islamist separatists:
Two students and an official were wounded when suspected insurgents detonated a bomb at Yala Rajabhat University in Thailand's southern province of Yala on Friday morning....More victims of the Thai Taliban.
The victims, all female, were rushed to Yala Center Hospital.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer editor David McCumber on why he chose not to run the NYT McCain story:
To me, the story had serious flaws. It did not convincingly make the case that McCain either had an affair with a lobbyist, or was improperly influenced by her. It used a raft of unnamed sources to assert that members of McCain's campaign staff -- not this campaign but his campaign eight years ago -- were concerned about the amount of time McCain was spending with the lobbyist, Vicki Iseman. They were worried about the appearance of a close bond between the two of them...
...That's pretty thin beer.
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer is not exactly a conservative publication. And even the reliably leftwing Slate is mocking the story.
Meanwhile, the New York Times is trying to deal with readers questioning their integrity and judgement:
I think we all expected the reaction to be intense. We knew from our experience last year, when word leaked out we were pursuing this story, that Senator McCain's operatives would set out to change the subject by making the story about The New York Times rather than about their candidate. That's a time-honored tactic for dealing with potentially damaging news stories.I see. So the Gray Lady believes that the best response to being raped is to lay back and enjoy it. God knows that mere mortals have no business questioning the integrity, competence, or motives of the Lords of Perception.
Lord Keller (who likes a little poontang on the side himself; even John Kerry's leftovers) expresses dismay at the stupidity of the lumpen proletariat:
And, frankly, I was a little surprised by how few readers saw what was, to us, the larger point of the story.Translation: Keller was shocked that so many people from every point of the political spectrum recognized the NYT article for the dishonest political hitpiece that it was.
Barack Hussein Obama c. 1998 : "Ban the Sale or Transfer of all forms of Semi-Automatic Weapons"
Further to Howie's posts here and here, the more cynical among us will no doubt not be surprised to learn that State Senator Obama backed an outright ban on semi-automatic firearms and even greater restrictions in Illinois' gun laws.
From Project Vote Smart:
Gun Issuesh/t : The Arsenal and Volokh Conspiracy.
Indicate which principles you support (if any) concerning gun issues.X a) Ban the sale or transfer of all forms of semi-automatic weapons.
X b) Increase state restrictions on the purchase and possession of firearms.
Video: Kosovo Muslims Desecrate Serbian Church
The video is old, and I would send you over to CNS to watch it but frankly I can't find it there. It purports to be of Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA) soldiers desecrating a Serbian Orthodox Christian church.
Before you get all frantic about this as proof Kosovo's Muslims are out to wipe out Christianity and institute sharia law, I'd encourage you to remember that this kind of thing worked both ways during the war and the video appears to be old. I'd guess it's from between 1997-1999, the height of the conflict. This kind of church desecration was probably just as common as Serbs desecrating mosques.
I'm no fan of the thugs in the KLA, but this is the least of their atrocities.
Thanks to Marked Manner for the e-mail.
Sec. Gates is ... Palpatine?
Sec. Gates is Emperor Palpatine? No way. He's not even Darth Vader. If anything, he's Grand Moff Tarkin.
I think it is time we'd demonstrated the full power of this station. Set course for Alderaan.
More Obama "Reasonableness" On Gun Ownership
Obama Shooting Himself in the Foot with Anti-Gun StanceIn the foot?...... Never mind.
Barack Obama will have a big problem attracting the blue-collar white voters he needs to win the presidency, writes Bob Owens: they like guns and he wants to take their guns away.
But it turns out that when I said, (Obamas view was) "You may own a gun, you just aren't allowed to defend yourself with it." I was spot on.
Tellingly, Obama’s campaign only addresses the gun rights of hunters and specific shotgun-only shooting sports, and only then in vague terms.
At no point does Obama recognize an individual right to own handguns, or explicitly recognize a right for Americans to use a firearm to defend themselves or others. The site explicitly states that Barack Obama recognizes civilian gun ownership for two just purposes, “hunting and target shooting.”
Obama Wants "Reasonable" Gun Laws.
Ten American Heroes
10 American military heroes from the GWOT at America’s North Shore Journal.
Obama's Afghanistan BS
UPDATE: A response to ABC's Jake Tapper "vindication" of Obama here: ABC "Fact Checks" by ... Quoting Same Unamed Source as Obama!
Also, changed name of this post to "Obama's Afghanistan BS" from "Obama's Afghanistan lie" as it was pointed out, rightly, that while the story is untrue, that he himself believed it. Good point.
George Castanza was right, "It's not a lie if you believe it."
Obama charged last night that troops in Afghanistan actually have to [or had to] capture Taliban ammunition and weapons in order to fight, since they were sent improperly equipped.
Looks like Barrack Obama's source for the info was Scott Thomas Beauchamp.
UPDATE: Cop the Truth:
I have never, ever heard a rifle platoon being split up and sent to two different theaters of war.Flopping Aces:
If they are so underequipped how in the hell are they able to capture all these weapons in the first place? Just going up and asking the Taliban for em?I asked Matt from Blackfive what he thought of this and he says he'll have something posted later in the morning since his go to guy on Afghanistan is on West Coast time, but he thinks that Obama is getting his information from far-left anti-war activists such as VoteVets or IVAW.
February 21, 2008
I Did That With My Mind
Emotiv Systems is planning to begin selling headsets that will let you control video games with your thoughts. For $299:
The headset will be sold with a game developed by Emotiv, but it can also be made to work with existing PC games, the company said. Users will also be able to access an online portal to play more games, chat or upload their own content such as music or photos.Think about that phrase, "brain computer interface." Right now the interface is through our fingers, for the most part. What will happen when the computer interacts directly with our brain?
Emotiv plans to work with IBM Corp. to explore applications beyond video gaming. The "brain computer interface" technology could transform not only gaming, but how humans and computers interact, said Paul Ledak, vice president of IBM's Digital Convergence business.
That's right...total immersion virtual reality interactive porn - TIVRIP.
Update on ACFJ Muslim's Malcolm X Celebration
A Jawa reader wanted to clarify Cindy Sheehan's role of protestor. The website I linked to here of the Action Center for Justice has Cindy Sheehan's video on the lower left of a protest on 7/17/07 rally in Charlotte, NC.
The reason she was inside and not on the street was because there were so many tired of Sheehans bullcrap at the pro-troop gathering that she didn't even get out of the car. She drove away skeered. She later managed to gather a small and I mean small group inside to give them her "love". More info here
The article also discussed "outing" Gathering of Eagles and failed to mention who they are...a group of Veterans. I remember when they first organized the Gathering of Eagles. Having learned of yet another protest in DC they wanted to be sure Viet Nam Wall Memorial was protected. They were afraid the crazies would throw paint on it. Had they not been there that might have happened.
Visit Gathering of Eagles for info on the March 15, 2008 "Americans Standing Up: Call to Arms for DC Troop Rally.
A Tribute To The Ron Paul Revolution
I've gotten quite a few comments on my videos from Ron Paul's supporters. I thought it was time to send a little of that love back to them.
As it's clear to everyone but his supporters that the "revolution" is over, I was not prepared to invest a great deal of time into this video - I'm really just poking the rontards with a stick, to make sure they are dead.
War Porn Compilation: Jihadi Deaths + Classical Score = AWESOME
Compilation of helicopters vs. insurgents set to some movie score. Completely awesome. Any one recognize the music?
Thanks to Mike.
Video Breaking a Pencil in Half the Butt Way
Speaking of videos of the weird, have you every tried to break a pencil with your butt? Sheesh, I can't even break one over my knee.
You may have seen this before but it is new to me. Should be safe for work, he is wearing opaque panyhose AND boxer shorts. No whitey tighties here.
Warning: Don't try to attempt this as injuries could ensue.
Video: al Qaeda Attacks Hill While Reading Instruction Manual
If it weren't for the fact that these al Qaeda retards sometimes accidentally hit their targets this would be pee-your-pants funny. As it is, it's only milk-out-your-nose funny.
What makes it all the more more funny is that the video was produced by al Qaeda themselves. You know chief al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn has hit rock bottom when he's reduced to showing five guys who don't know how to work a mortar firing at what appears to be an empty hillside. Yes, they really do appear to be reading an instruction manual as they fire.
In fact, this as Sahab production is very un-Gadahnesque.
Video: What if E.T. Was a Mexican Transvestite Lip Syncer?
Mild NSFW warning for being utterly un-PC. Probably don't want your company's diversity training officer catching you watching this. For that reason I'll just tuck this one under the fold. If nothing else, just check out the static image and tell me that's not the spitting image of E.T.?
I'd hat tip someone, but I have a feeling his girlfriend would kick his ass on national TV if she found out he was Googling "Mexican +midget +transvestite +porn".
Moroccan Islamist Party Tied to .... al Qaeda Terror Plot [UPDATE: Shocka-- plot to kill Jews]
Yesterday it came out that one of those rounded up in an al Qaeda terrorist plot in Morocco was a correspondent for Hezbollah's al Manar TV, Abdel Hafiz al-Saryati. Today we find out that another one of the 32 arrested over the past several days was the leader of an Islamist party, Mustapha Moatassim [right].
A reporter for a TV station owned and operated by a foreign Islamist party was arrested. The leader of a domestic Islamist party was arrested. Both parties officially claim they do not support al Qaeda's tactics, if not their goals.... are we seeing a pattern here?
The party, al Badil al Hadari, has now been banned by Morocco.
The party's website is still operational here. The party's platform is "freedom, equality, justice, democracy"--by which, of course, they mean none of the above as their ultimate goal is the implementation of sharia law.
And what kind of political cartoon would you expect at the top of the English language home page of a Moroccan Islamist party? Maybe something lampooning Morocco's president? Maybe something lampooning Moroccan secular society?
Of course not, what is the most important issue to all Islamists? The Israeli butchers, of course!
Par for the course. But their Arabic page offers more insight. What do they think of 9/11? Inside job, of course. The establishment of a Palestinian state in "all of Palestine", i.e. the eradication of the "Zionist entity". Etc., etc, etc.
Good riddance, Mustapha. Good riddance.
UPDATE: Given the party's website cited above, would it shock you to learn that the plot also included plans to exterminate Morocco's few remaining Jews?
Morocco has banned the Al Badil Al Hadari party after the authorities linked its leader to a "terrorist network," the prime minister's office said.
Mustapha Moastassim, the party's leader, was among 32 people arrested by police earlier this week suspected of involvement in planning attacks against Moroccan targets.
Abbas El Fassi's office said in statement that were "serious indications of the involvement of the party's main leaders" in the alleged network.
Iranian Man Gets Jail, Lashes for Walking Dog
Riot at US Embassy in Belgrade Serbia
The U.S. embassy in Belgrade been set ablaze by a large crowd who were protesting the independence of Kosovo.
Via ABCNEWS:BELGRADE (Reuters) - Smoke billowed from the American embassy in Belgrade after scores of protesters broke into the building on Thursday, cheered on by crowds outside, in a protest at U.S. support for Kosovo's independence....Video just broadcast on ABC showed a significant fire on the second floor.
...Some 200 riot police finally arrived about half an hour later, beating and arresting some of the rioters and driving the rest away. Some protesters sat on the ground, bleeding.
The storming of the building came during a largely peaceful state-backed rally attended by around 200,000 people to protest at Kosovo's secession on Sunday.
Muslim Leftist Celebrates Malcolm X's Legacy at Islamic Center of Charlotte, NC
The Charlotte, North Carolina Chapter of Action Center for Justice" is promoting a "Malcolm X: The Man, The Times, The Legacy--Charlotte" event. The event will be held at the Islamic Center at Charlotte, NC and hosted by Ahmad Daniel, a Muslim who melds Islam with leftist ideology.
The "Action Center for Justice" [ACFJ] website is full of anti-war propaganda. It boasts the likes of radicals such as Cindi Sheehan, Al-Awda, Palestine Right to Return Coalition, Code Pink, & World Can't Wait to name a few.
ACFJ has a "Free Mumia Abu-Jamal campaign". Abu-Jamal brutally murdered a Philadelphia Policemen. They also feature: "Stop Israeli Occupation", "US out of Pakistan", yada yada yada.
Their biggest campaign appears to be the "Impeach Bush and Cheney" movement. They mention the Gathering of Eagles, but call the patriotic group of veterans a "Flock of Shit". They have "exposed" the group claiming (rightly):
To cut to the chase, isn't it wonderful that they are announcing a program by Muslim Ahmad Daniels who appears to share their ideals and is ready to share with the Muslims at the Islamic Center in Charlotte?
Ahmad Daniel created Creative Interchange. "Creative Interchange"(CI) is a "non-profit" 501(c)(3) organization. His Motto is "Where Changed Philosophies Lead to Changed Behavior".
CI has a program called the Nguzo Saba Liberation Academy for males ages 10-16. That age is ripe for brainwashing I suppose... errr, I mean standing up for injustice.
The following video shows Ahmad Daniel's lovely speech at an 2006 "Impeach Bush and Cheney" rally in Charlotte (they are still holding these). He includes phrases such as, "as a Vietnam Veteran I endured 29 months of incarceration", talks about the "illegal occupation of Iraq", says "troops [are] returning home physically handicapped and psychologically DERANGED", and claims "we are violating the Geneva Convention".
He is introduced at 1:26. Be sure to watch all of his "Malcolm X" inspired speech. This guy will really calm down the Muslims in Charlotte, won't he?!?
Hmmm, I wonder if you-know-who will be there?
Chat Room Terror Plotters Get Prison Sentences
A 33-year-old Jordanian man identified only as Thaer A. was sentenced by Germany for two years Thursday after admitting he participated in chat room conversations plotting acts of terror. Two others face charges. The founder of the chat room, a Moroccan-born German national identified as Redouane el-H. was sentenced last month to two years nine months. A third plotter, a Moroccan identified as Abdel-Ali M., is awaiting trial.
How was the plot uncovered and what were they planning? Earth Times:
Police tracked down the members of the cell by monitoring chat-room conversations, arresting A in Sweden in March last year.The police were monitoring the chat room.
The Islamists discussed over the internet how they would establish a terrorist training camp in Sudan, but never carried out the plan.
"They wanted to set up a front against the West in line with calls from Osama bin Laden to defend Islam against the Crusaders," prosecutor Matthias Krauss said.
Muslim Students Stressed by Gender Mingling
According to a report in the New York Times, it appears that a definable battleground in the conflict between feminism and Islam is emerging on American college campuses. Specifically, Muslim Student Associations are being internally stressed because there are just too many women coming in contact with men.
Arguments within Muslim groups are frequent. As an example, the Muslim student group at University of California, Davis, organized a coed barbecue last year and the chapter president had to answer complaints about unmarried men and women physically bumping into each other. Another example:
Fatima Hassan, 22, a senior at the Davis campus, organized a coed road trip to Reno, Nev., two hours away, to play the slot machines last Halloween. In Islam, Ms. Hassan concedes, gambling is "really bad," but it was men and women sharing the same car that shocked some fellow association members.Okay, the fact that strict followers of Islam have problems with women is old news. However, the fact that it has become a localized conflict on college campuses throughout the U.S. is somewhat fresh. And, although it's only anecdotally covered by the Times, the gender disagreements within Muslim student groups will likely become more contentious over time even as the leadership, reportedly, is "gradually relaxing a bit" on strict interpretations of Islam.
Speculatively, for any conflict on American college campuses between smart women and strict followers of Islam, barring any legal mandates and fear tactics, my wager is on the women. First of all, women outnumber men on campuses and 99 percent won't cover up or shut up when ordered by a man. Secondly, even the smartest of men can be sculpted like warm putty in the perfumed and lotioned hands of a smart woman.
Biggest Losers in Pakistan? Islamists
Hmmmm, AJ makes a great point. The biggest losers in the Pakistani elections were the Islamist parties. Have you heard the MSM talking about that?
Star War Porn!
Hat Tip: Suitably Flip.
Hat Tip: Report on Arrakis.
Is This The End...
...for the New York Times?
The newspaper has been hemorrhaging readers and credibility for years. Their hatchet piece on John McCain, a candidate that the NYT endorsed (while sitting on this story) has all the appeal of an aging whore drunkenly shaking her jiggly old moneymaker.
The story's purpose is to use innuendo and anonymous sources to suggest that McCain had an affair with a lobbyist in 1999, then wrote letters for her clients. That's it. The whole story. Both McCain and his alleged paramour deny it.
This means that, by the standards of the "paper of record," Larry Sinclair's account of a coke-fueled sausagefest with Barack Obama in 1999 is at least 50% more credible. Hey, the guy's willing to take a polygraph test, come on.
Hezbollah's Al-Manor TV Correspondent & 22 Others Arrested On Terror Plot
Moroccan Security forces have dismantled an alleged terror network, arresting 23 people, including Hezbollah Al Manar TV's correspondent Abdel Hafiz al-Saryati, in connection with a plot to carry out attacks in the Kingdom, Asharq Al-Awsat newpaper reported Wednesday.
The report said those arrested had ties to radical Islam. It did not specify what type of plots the alleged terror group had been planning.
Police said they had probed "the ramifications and connections of the network with others active in Morocco and abroad."
So you have a TV correspondent based in Lebanon and is arrested in North Africa on a suspected terrorism plot. Plus he works for a Hezbollah TV station. Hezbollah has been designated by 6 countries including the United States as a "terrorist organization." Wonder how soon he walks?
Keep this up and we will have a prison with its own production company.
News reports from cell b states another zionist plot to poison our food has happened. Prisoner Rimas Nahk stated pig fat was hidden in the potatoes. He is at the infirmary recovering from nausea. While in infirmary his Qur'an was urinated on. Be sure to watch Prisnews at 11:00 for complete details of this incident. Abdel Hafiz al-Saryati reporting.
February 20, 2008
Another Enemy Propagandist (Journalist) Detained by U.S. Forces?
The U.S. military confirmed yesterday that it was holding an Afghan reporter, Jawad Ahmad [pictured right], because of his extensive ties to the Taliban. Jawad was a stringer for Canadian Television (CTV).
Apparently his cell phone had Taliban phone numbers on them and indicated that the journalist had done extensive interviews with them. He also was in possession of Taliban propaganda videos.
Have we just met the Afghani Bilal Hussein?
Reporters Without Borders, of course, is outraged that a journalist--a journalist!--is being detained. After all, aren't all journalist--journalists!--immune from any and all suspicion?
To be honest, this may be one time (finally) that Reporters Without Borders has something intelligent to say (maybe). I have Taliban phone numbers and plenty of Taliban propaganda on my computer. Granted, I've never actually given Zahidullah Mujahid or Qari Mohammad Yousuf a phone call, but still I have them. Our friends at the NEFA Foundation have. They certainly aren't rooting for the Taliban.
I'm not a fan of media types doing interviews with the Taliban, but it's common practice. AP, AFP, & Reuters routinely quote Qari Mohammed Yousef.
But it's really the context of the contacts with the Taliban that matters in this case. If Ahmad served as a surrogate propagandist for the Taliban, then he's a combatant and his detention is justified. Enemy propagandists are just that: enemies, and should be treated as such.
Having journalistic credentials is not some magical immunization from suspicion. There's no reason why one cannot be a willing or tacit Taliban agent and be a member of the media.
Another problem would be if Ahmad not only called local Taliban commanders but actually met with them. By not disclosing the location of illegal enemy combatants who routinely commit war crimes, Ahmad would be assisting in the commission of those war crimes--journalistic credentials or not.
Remember, contrary to the Geneva Conventions, Taliban "soldiers" neither wear identifiable uniforms nor have a "fixed distinctive sign recognizable at a distance" nor "carry arms openly" nor "conduct their operations in accordance with the laws and customs of war"--which make them illegal enemy combatants.
And war crimes? The list of Taliban war crimes begins with hostage taking, goes on to their routine murders of any and all they suspect of being a "spy" (usually by beheading) and just goes on and on from there.
My first instinct is to always give the benefit of the doubt to our soldiers in the field. While Reporters Without Borders and CTV are free to make all kinds of demands and accusations, the U.S. military is rarely at liberty to discuss what evidence, if any, they have on detainees. Such evidence may constitute intelligence that is being used in the battlefield.
But if any one can find a story or two written by Jawed Ahmad, who also goes by the alias "Jojo Yazemi", please leave a link. How those articles present the Taliban point of view is critical.
Related: This Townhall article is essentially a press release by CTV & Reporters Without Borders, but it has some good info.
Also essential reading is the Bilal Hussein, the AP stinger/al Qaeda propagandist detained in Iraq, archive here.
Attn. Youtube User ShariaAllTheway
Jawa Participation in the YouTube Smackdown Yields results.
We've found that Youtubes are especially difficult to remove. Thanks so much for the help.
Christians Arrested in Moderate Muslim Country for Practicing Christianity (UPDATED)
An essential element of Christianity is is often referred to as "The Great Commission". The final command of Jesus to his followers was to "go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
So, when Muslims tell you that Islam allows Christians to practice their religion they a) don't understand Christianity b) don't understand Islam c) are lying.
To forbid Christians from preaching the gospel is to forbid them from practicing their religion.
How many countries with a Muslim majority allow Christians to openly practice this essential aspect of their religion? ONE.
That's right, only one Muslim country allows full freedom of religion. Can you name it? Take your best shot in the comments section.
ZTruth has this troubling report from that model of Muslim moderation, Jordan:
Eight people have been arrested in Jordan for propagating the Christian faith, according to a Saudi newspaper.Thanks to CJ's link thingy.
Jordanian security forces arrested eight people, mostly foreigners, after they were caught distributing missionary material to Bedouin families north and east of the Jordanian capital, Amman, the Saudi daily Al-Watan reported.
UPDATE: And the winner is Republican Jen for Mali. Despite Big White Infidel's lack of incarceration, it is against the law to preach the gospel to Muslims in Indonesia.
But I'm going to have to say I'm not sure about Albania. So, maybe two.
Zimbabwe Inflation at 100,000 Percent
(Harare, Zimbabwe) Undeterred by the Central Statistical Office report, President Robert Mugabe is likely proud of his socialist country.
Unfortunately, the government-controlled economic system must need more time to get healthy.
Zimbabwe's annual inflation rate has soared to more than 100,000 per cent, according to official figures. [ ... ]To curb the inflation, both price controls and knocking zeroes off the country's currency have been tried without success. Well, duh! Price controls never work. They create shortages. Knocking zeroes off the currency doesn't do much more than create a math problem.
The southern African country's economy has been in a tailspin for the past seven years, characterised by shortages of basic commodities such as sugar, cooking oil and petrol.
While the products are readily available on a burgeoning black market, many Zimbabweans have resorted to buying their essentials from neighbouring countries such as Botswana, South Africa and Zambia.
At least 80 per cent of the population are living below the poverty line, often skipping meals to stretch their income, which frequently fails to cover basic needs.
Interestingly, from a nuts and bolts perspective, the problems in Zimbabwe are rooted in the same socialist wealth-distribution policies that are being advocated by the Democrat candidates for President of the United States. Just lovely.
Ahmadinejad sez Israel is a Filthy Bacteria
In yet another verbal attack against Israel, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called the Jewist state a "filthy bacteria" whose sole purpose was to oppress the other nations in the region.Mahmoud isn't getting enough loving from his man friends I guess. Someone hurry and send him a goat please.
The world powers established this filthy bacteria, the Zionist regime, which is lashing out at the nations in the region like a wild beast," the Iranian president told supporters at a rally in southern Iran.
Video: Turning Muslim in Texas.
Good news! Any of ya'll from Texas? Evangelicals are converting to Islam by leaps and bounds in the Lone Star State. Did ya'll know that?
Bible thumping Bible belt is turning to Head thumping Qur'an Belt.
Link to video was at the Georgia State College's Muslim Student Association. Dang, I misplaced the link to them...shucks.
Danish Cartoonist Homeless Due to Security Threats
73-year-old Kurt Westergaard and his wife are out on the street because of threats made against him by Muslim extremists. Westergaard is the artist who created the iconic image below for the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which also published "blasphemous" cartoons from 11 other cartoonists, touching off riots across the Muslim world (and spilling into civilized countries with large Muslim populations).
From Der Spiegel:
He was booted from his police-protected hotel room on Feb. 15 for being "too much of a security risk." And now the 73-year-old cartoonist and his wife are without a place to live.
Westergaard was forced to leave his actual residence in November after the Danish security and intelligence agency, PET, informed him of a "concrete" plan to murder him, according to the paper that originally published the cartoons, Jyllands-Posten. Westergaard and his wife have been living under police protection since.
Video Gold Star Mother vs Berkeley City Council
Brian at Hot Air had this. Gold Star Mother Debbie Lee gives Berkeley city council some arse chewing! Good on her!
Code pink showing their true colors below the fold....where they belong.
Ugly beotch's aren't they!
Pig Fat Found In Medicine in Kuwait! Oh The Horror!
"Kuwait Crime News" Arab Times:
Kuwait: A medicine, called CENTRUM, which is being used as an energizer is being sold in pharmacies around Kuwait although the medicine is known to include pig fat, reports Arrouiah daily.Oh the horror of such a discovery! I wonder how many other "gelatin capsules" are being consumed there?
It is strange the Health Ministry has approved the sale of this medicine although information published on the Internet confirms one of the ingredients is pig gelatin.
Gawd, they better be careful or the same thing will happen to them as Osama bin Laden. Kafir Alalazoo knows.
"Al Qaeda Called Obama"
Ah, so now we see why Barrack Obama opposed warrantless wiretapping between Americans and al Qaeda suspects abroad....
Wal Mart Apologizes to Veiled Muslim
Send them all to the Death Camp of Tolerance! The hate crime?
"Please don't stick me up," a cashier told the shopper on Feb. 2, according to The Council on American-Islamic Relations.Pointing out the obvious, that wearing a veil is a way to conceal identity just like a bank robber, is apparently "offensive" these days. I wonder if the "victim" was more or less offended than the rest of the Wal Mart customers at seeing a woman wearing a symbol of female repression?
An employee gathers shopping carts at a Wal-Mart. The retailer said it disciplined a cashier in Riverdale, Utah, for an insulting comment to a Muslim woman wearing a veil.
Thanks to Republican Jen.
Jawa Report: Radio Edition (Sticky)
As a reminder, the link to "Jawacast" at the top of every page will always take you to the latest edition of Radio Jawa. The date on the post is misleading, so just ignore it.
CNN & MSNBC's Barack Obama /Osama bin Laden Controvery
Chris Matthews discussing Barack Obama's campaign with picture of Osama bin Laden in background.
Anderson Cooper discussing Barack Obama with captioning screenshot:
I added one screenshot below. Visit link to see the rest plus lots of comments there. What is with all the screw ups?
h/t LGF link thingy
What Did She REALLY Say?
The slam so nice she said it twice.
Well, at least one thing is cleared up now. When the controversy first arose, I read a comment from someone who claimed to have been at Obama's speech. The commenter said he or she didn't hear Michelle say "really," before "proud." That modifier makes a big difference. You can understand how someone might feel restrained pride in America. I mean, that's a lot different than not ever having felt proud at all, right?
Relistening to the Breitbart version, there seems to be a glitch, and, while it appears she intends to say "really," the word doesn't come through. Breitbart posts the dateline for the video as Milwaukee, which is where the commenter claimed to have heard the speech. Problem solved; obviously there was a glitch with the sound system...except that the video caption disagrees with Breitbart's dateline. The video says "Madison," not "Milwaukee."
In fact, Michelle Obama gave the same speech twice in one day. The less damaging Madison version, that includes the word "really," is the one that the mainstream media are running with. And nobody is mentioning that there were two speeches.
Haditha Marines Vindicated
Like a lot of you I watched the PBS Frontline documentary on the Haditha "massacre". It was absolutely incredible. Like Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive, the documentary convinced me that the Marines accused of "massacring" innocent civilians are innocent.
There's no doubt that Haditha was a tragic loss of innocent life, but it was no massacre. Mark this one up to the fog of war combined with unclear rules of engagement. And you know who came off as the biggest jackass of them all? Jack Murtha.
What's so disgusting about the way the MSM reported the incident is that the Muslim world is thoroughly convinced that the original framing of the story as out-of-control Marines callously murdering the closest Arabs they could find, including women and children, in revenge for their fallen comrade has stuck. Regardless of the facts, that is how the world will remember Haditha.
And Congressman Jack Murtha, by lending his support to that inaccurate version of events, gave the Haditha "massacre" story added legitimacy.
Terrorists as Rock Stars
It's Che chic, only instead of a mass murdering communist as rock star, it's a mass murdering terrorist. Need we remind some that Imad Mughniyeh's hand was in the killing of at least 260 Americans?
Good News: Ineffective "Ally" in GWOT to Stay on as "President" of Pakistan
Ghalia Aymen reports from Islamabad that our "ally" in the war against the Taliban, Pervez Musharraf, will be staying on to fulfill his term as "President". I know the argument has always been "but at least he's our SOB". Maybe, but since he's proven incompetent in putting down the Taliban in his own country, isn't it about time someone had a little chat with our "ally" about finally buying that home on the French Riviera that he's been eying for so long?
Undersea Cables May Have Been "Sabotaged"
Since it's the U.N. making the claim that saboteurs may have cut four undersea telecom cables in the Middle East, I'm guessing that the "Zionist entity" will be blamed in 3 ... 2 ... 1.
More Sex For Lent
Every time your wife gets a headache baby Jesus cries.
PSA from "Soldiers Angels"
URGENT ANGEL REQUEST
We have 700 soldiers waiting to be adopted right now. If you haven' adopted before - the time is now. 1 letter a week and 2 small packages a month is all we ask. Go now and do it. It will be as rewarding for you as the soldier getting a package!
(Soldiers Angels is a good grass roots organization that really impacts the lives of the troops serving overseas.)
February 19, 2008
Most Awesome Marine Recruiting Video evah (extended version)
Quick, someone send this video to Michelle Obama and the Berkeley City Council. As for me, I've always been proud to be the son and grandson of a United States Marine.
Video: Al Qaeda Murders 9 Former Jihadis
Yesterday CNN ran a video showing al Qaeda murdering 9 former allies. They claimed the video had been 'captured' by Coalition forces in a raid on a compound near Samarra that was being used for killing and torture.
I thought I recognized the video so I checked the archives. The Islamic State of Iraq's al Furqan video production arm actually released the same video via the internet on Nov. 25th of last year as reported here: Michael Moore's "Minutemen" Murder Iraqis on Video
I know the video was given to CNN by CENTCOM to make a larger point: that al Qaeda is full of mass-murdering thugs who will go so far as to kill any Muslim, be they friend or foe, who even has the slightest hesitation about their methods or goals.
So, why even bring this up? Because if CNN and the other MSM outlets would simply view the videos that al Qaeda and other terrorist groups release on a nearly daily basis, they wouldn't need an Admiral working at CENTCOM to brief them on how evil the Islamofascists we fight are.
When it's "news" to the MSM that our enemies in Iraq are evil murdering thugs, then those that run those news agencies have been more than asleep at the wheel: they've been willfully ignoring the obvious.
UPDATE: It looks like Howie saw this yesterday, and posted about it. But he added the original video of al Qaeda in Iraq murdering 9 civilians is here (scroll to bottom).
Vets for Freedom 2nd "Vets on the Hill" Event
Vets for Freedom is gathering our nations veterans for "Vets on the Hill" event on April 8th. So, if you are a veteran of Iraq, Afghanistan, or another theatre of the Global War on Terror sign up today to travel to Washington DC and tell Congress that support of General Petraeus and our fellow troops is a must for continued success in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This is part of the National Heroes Tour:
The tour is about supporting our troops, honoring their commitment, and rallying the country to complete the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At this critical juncture in our country, we need Americans, lawmakers and the media, to fully recognize--and appreciate--the sacrifice of our brave military and the dramatic success they have achieved, especially in Iraq with the new counterinsurgency strategy.
Vets for Freedom is a nonpartisan organization established for combat veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is the largest Iraq and Afghanistan veterans organization in America. So naysayers, this isn't a Zionist conspiracy. They work on both sides of the isle. One side does require "more work"...teh, but that is just my thought.
If you are so inclined please visit the following sites for more information and show your support of the military and the global war on terror. There is also a cool troop blog.
The "Homeless Bomb". No, really.
The Iraqi Interior Ministry has ordered police to round up beggars, vagabonds and mentally disabled people from the streets of Baghdad to prevent them from being used by insurgents as suicide bombers, a spokesman said Tuesday.Nothing shocks me anymore.
Saddam Hussein courtesy the homeless dictator image generator.
Video: A Hero's Welcome
A friend of mine asked the other day if I ever visited "good" news sites. Yes, I answered. Good news to me is when our finest and bravest take out the terrorists. When another alQaeda leader or Taliban member is captured or killed I rejoice. When we Jawas shut down their propaganda sites this is very "good news to me".
My answer isn't what she expected and she went further on to explain.
"I meant heartwarming stories. The feel-good kind of what someone special has done"Taking out the bad guys is damn special to me I commented.
I started to think. It is damn hard finding the kind of stories she was speaking of. The MSM doesn't want people to think Americans care. "Bad news sells and good news doesn't", is their motto.
Imagine my surprise when reading my local paper this morning to find a "heartwarming" story about a very special lady that started "A Hero's Welcome" in August of last year.
This article was in the commentary section that I normally skip over due to rise in bloodpressure. Hmmm, have I missed others? Taken from Kevin Ferris's editorial at the The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Back Channels: A desire to give back is helping veterans," reads the headlines.
Sharon Hyland Keyser 28, left her full-time, six-figure sales career to fulfill a strong desire to give back to our returning soldiers. Her goal is simple:
Put your political thoughts aside, and honor our troops when they come home.All she wants are local communities to know when a hometown hero is back. To thank vets when they see them in the grocery store. Pick up a bar tab, anything to show thans for serving our country.
People always want to tell me we shouldn't be there. Well. I don't care what you think about the war. I Don't Care.
The article goes on to say:
When Keyser gets a call from a family member in the service, she tries to find out what the vet is like, what he or she has missed the most, what one thing would make that homecoming complete.Looks like Sharon Keyser has one lucky husband, Ian Keyser from the 173d Airborne Brigade. While home on leave from Afghanistan in the fall, Ian Keyser married the woman cheering him. The marriage took place at the airport.
Keyser has done about 20 locally-include an airport salute, a celebration at the vet's favorite restaurant or bar, an introduction to vets of past wars, even vists to local shools. "I want kids to see what a real hero looks like. "Keyser says. "Don't look up to Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan. Look up to real hero's."
I took part in an "Airport Salute" while waiting at our local airport. The welcome was started by a young child getting excited when she saw returning soldiers entering the tarmac. "Mommy look, bad-ass busters are home," she yelled.
LOL, that was enough for everyone to take notice and almost all at the airport stood and cheered. God Bless that child, she is being raised right!
This article jogged my memory of that "Hero's Welcome" and I am thankful for that. I hope to do more of those. I salute each and every one of our finest and bravest from the US Military! You are in my prayers every day.
Please visit her site, Hero's Welcome, to see if there is a chapter in your state.
Video from Glen Beck show about "Hero's Welcome" below the fold.
Cowbell Alert: Terrorist Wiretaps Legal!
The Supreme Court has effectively ruled that wiretapping suspected terrorists without a warrant is legal. Today they turned down an opportunity to overrule a lower court case which dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit claiming that the so-called "domestic wiretapping" program--which really only monitored communications where at least one of those involved was in a foreign country--was illegal.
The lower court ruled against the ACLU because not one of their clients could show they had been harmed by the program. In fact, as far as I know not a single person, domestically, has been arrested or harassed as the result of the program. Since no one has been harmed by the program, there was no basis for the lawsuit. No harm, no foul.
In fact, none of the clients could show they had even been monitored.
This is not to say that the program hasn't harmed people abroad. I hope it has. In fact, I'm betting that more than one or two terrorists now have their 72 virgins on account of an intercepted phone call or e-mail.
But the best part about today's ruling? Buried in this Reuters article is this:
The administration abandoned the program about a year ago, putting it under the surveillance court that Congress created more than 30 years ago.If the ACLU is correct, it means that the lapsing of the FISA law is no big deal. In fact, law enforcement may now have more ability to monitor terrorist activities because of the compromises included in the new law which give FISA courts much more power to oversee law-enforcement monitoring activities.
The high court's action means that Bush will be able to disregard whatever legislative eavesdropping restrictions Congress adopts as there will be no meaningful judicial review, the ACLU attorneys said.
I think this calls for some cowbell.
Maybe we don't need this new FISA law after all. I wonder if the White House had been tipped as the to way the Court would rule, thus explaining why President Bush hasn't called Congress back into session to push through the new legislation? I'm guessing, though, that today's ruling will prompt Pelosi and company to act.
Michelle has more background on the fight here.
Conceding Cyberspace to the Terrorists
The drivel that comes from "think tanks" never ceases to amaze me. A report from a "think tank" recommends that we shouldn't attempt to take down websites which explicitly support terrorism.
"There is no censorship option," Greg Austin, vice president of the EastWest Institute, told United Press International. "Trying to suppress anything (on the Internet) except direct operational use by terrorists is a mistake." ...I wonder if Mr. Austin would say the same thing about, say, child pornography? You know, since it's hard to keep on top of all the pedophilia websites then it's probably not worth doing.
The report urges that, rather than try to close extremists' sites, the private sector and religious and community groups should step up, countering with messages that promote peaceful dialogue and emphasize the human cost of extremist violence.
But I digress:
"We will lose the battle for cyberspace with terrorists and violent extremists if owners of large TV, film and Internet companies do not step up soon," said Mr. Austin, adding that media industry leaders had to "choose sides" to prevent terrorist recruitment of "radicalized youth around the world through (their) sophisticated and aggressive use of the Internet."Yes, exactly. Which side is Hollywood on in our battle against Islamist supremacy? Certainly not ours.
But pressuring Internet providers to close down extremist Web sites is not the answer, he said. The report argues that efforts to close them down are doomed to fail and will end up merely "providing violent extremists with additional ammunition through the form of attempted censorship."Again, why doomed to fail? There are maybe half a dozen active websites, including this one, coordinating attacks on the cyber jihadis. Law enforcement devotes exactly zero resources on the effort, relying instead on sites like ours to bring to their attention illegal activity.
Doomed to fail? Only if one understands the goal of the cyber war as shutting down all Islamist websites which encourage acts of terror. That's not the goal. Never has been.
We want to reduce the number of these websites so that enemy propaganda is harder to consume and fewer new recruits & sympathizers are found for the global jihad. Make it less likely that some disgruntled kid in London gets turned on to al Qaeda propaganda. Make it less likely that money will be raised on the internet to be used for the building of IEDs which kill American soldiers.
It's also a matter of resource usage. The more time and effort the enemy devotes to keeping websites operational, the less time they have for other activities. Like blowing stuff up!
Last, there very well may be some websites that should be kept up for intelligence gathering purposes. Closing down periphery websites forces the enemy to congregate in fewer online locations, making monitoring of their activities much easier to do.
Simply conceding cyberspace to the enemy isn't a strategy, it's surrender. Yigal Carmon of MEMRI gets it right:
"Terrorist use of the Internet should be suppressed," he said, calling on Internet providers to "respect their own rules and policy (against hate speech and incitement to violence) and respect the laws of the United States," which ban the provision of any service to designated terrorist organizations.As I've said on dozens and dozens of occasions: We can win the war in cyberspace, but first we have to begin to fight it. We do not necessarily need the military or law enforcement to fight it, but what we do need are the resources.
To quote Winston Churchill begging the United States for assistance in the opening days of WWII, before we had entered the war: Give us the tools, and we will finish the job.
Thanks to Jim.
Google News Delists UN Watchdog Site
NEW YORK — How big do you have to be to earn the wrath of the United Nations and Internet giant Google?I thought google was not evil? They defend hosting dozens of terrorists' websites as free speech but seek to suppress this?
If you're journalist Matthew Lee, all it takes are some critical articles and a scrappy little Web site.
Lee is the editor-in-chief, Webmaster and pretty much the only reporter for Inner City Press, a pint-sized Internet news operation that's taken on Goliath-sized entities like Citigroup since 1987.
Click here to view the Inner City Press Web site.
Google is EVIL!
Hat Tip Instapundit.
Google's Blogger: Terrorists=OK; Counterterrorists=Spam
Study: Most Terror Websites Hosted in U.S/West
Annoying Yet Hopeful Sign that Google is Learning
Muslim Websites Target Georgia Motorist for Death (sticky)
Google : Are They Being Evil Again?
Google Pulling Down 'Bullsh*t' Vids?
Terrorists Launch Google Guide
Google: Yes we help al Qaeda, so what?
Google Hosts al Qaeda Website
Google News Bias and The Jawa Report
Jawa and Google News, Setting the Record Straight
Google Afraid of Whiners
Google News Promoting Terrorist Media
Google Hosts Pedophile Websites
Google's Jawa Fatwa
Google's Blog Censorship Hypocrisy
Openly Pro-Terrorist Website NOT 'Hate Speech'
Whew I have more links but no time. The man is keeping me down.
Fundraiser This Saturday for Hostage Family (updated)
Via My suburban Life: Downers Grove, IL -More here and here.
When Jeffrey Ake was kidnapped by insurgents in Iraq three years ago, his friends from Downers Grove North High School rallied to provide temporary support to his family.
David Dlesk, who now lives in Boston, made weekly trips to try to maintain Ake’s business. But as time passed and Ake did not return, the business had to be sold along with the family’s home. He left behind a wife, Lilly, and four children ages 5 through 18....
...“He was probably one of the most friendly, warm, compassionate people I’ve known in my life,” said Downers Grove resident Pat Carlson and Downers North aluma. “When this happened it’s very shocking and everybody is kind of like what can you do? We just started supporting Lilly and the kids, sending money.”
Now his friends are working to try to raise new funds with a party to celebrate Jeffery Ake’s 50th birthday Saturday, Feb. 23, at Orchard Brook Clubhouse in Downers Grove. While the group scattered across the country after graduation, they have been coming together for weekly conference calls to help plan what they hope will raise enough money to help Lilly move toward sustaining her family without the help of her husband or access to his life insurance or social security.
If you are in the Chicago area please make plans to stop in and Support Lilly. Here is the contact info.
Ake family fundraiserJawa Report Jeffrey Ake Archive.
WHAT Jeffrey Ake Family Fundraiser with music by Outpatience, drinks and snacks
WHEN 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 23
WHERE Orchard Brook Clubhouse, 1089 35th St., Downers Grove
COST $50 suggested donation
TO RSVP E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Update: If you can't make the party, you can now donate online here at the new Jeffrey Ake website. Or by mail here.
Check payable to
"Jeff Ake Family Trust" Send to:
The Jeff Ake Family Trust
c/o James Schelli, Jr.
Webster & Schelli, A Prof. Corp.
1730 Park Street, Suite 220
Naperville, IL 60563
Muslims Urged to Bomb Danish Embassies
Another day, another display of the ROP in action. JPOST:
Muslims worldwide should bomb Denmark's embassies and kill it diplomats following last week's republication of caricatures of Muslim prophet Muhammad, a spokesman for the Popular Resistance Committees in the Gaza Strip said on Monday.
Illegal Deported 14 Times, Caught Again
(Eagle County, Colorado) A 22-year-old illegal alien was arrested yesterday and charged with human smuggling after being stopped on I-70 driving a van carrying 13 other illegal aliens.
Omar Alaverez-Mecedo, age 22, was arrested and charged with Human Smuggling, a class three felony, and operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license, a class two misdemeanor.Robles-Gaytan was booked into custody at the Eagle County Detention Facility with immigration holds.
In the course of the investigation it was discovered that "Omar Alaverez-Mecedo's" real name is Israel Robles-Gaytan.
According to ICE, Robles-Gaytan had already been caught and deported fourteen times; he gave law enforcement officials a different name each time.
Robles-Gaytan will be charged with Criminal Impersonation and 2nd degree Forgery in addition to the charges of Human Smuggling and operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license.
Presumably, Robles-Gaytan will be deported again and that would make 15 total deportations, placing him in the bonus round. It's probably covered in a confidential Homeland Security memo, but I'd guess that he is now eligible for cash awards for each additional deportation.
Kidding aside, it's difficult to understand how border patrol and immigration agents maintain any enthusiasm for their jobs. Everything they do seems to be automatically undone.
CNN reports that the ailing dictator and mass murderer has resigned as Cuban president and head of its military:
Fidel Castro announced his resignation as president of Cuba and commander-in-chief of Cuba's military on Tuesday, according to a letter published in the state-run newspaper, Granma."Impediment" he calls it. Castro rose to overlordship of Cuba largely through imprisoning and murdering any "rising young leaders" who got in his way.
Castro, 81, temporarily handed power to his younger brother Raul Castro in July 2006 after undergoing intestinal surgery. He hasn't been seen in public since his surgery, but he has appeared in numerous videos and photos in state media.
In December 2007, a Cuban television news anchor read a letter reportedly written by Fidel Castro promising he would not "cling to office" or be an impediment to rising young leaders.
Watch the classic, "Oh my God, they shot Fidel" video here.
Yousef al-K(phlegm)ttab Gets Rejected
Yusuf al-K(phlegm)attab tried to protest against that Zionist, racist corporate entity Starbucks (lulz!)
He didn't seem to be quite successful, though. Note the "Are you Palestinian?" and the "I'm addicted to Starbucks."
Nice try, Usseff. Maybe you should boycott Hebrew National instead? Talk about an Islamotard.
Piss off an Islamotard, buy Starbuck's coffee!
There is no Justice in this World
It's just come to my attention that Alice Cooper has never been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But Madonna has. It should be renamed the PopTart Hall of Fame.
February 18, 2008
BBC Moron Opines, Rejects Reality
Some moron at the BBC actually thinks that terrorists want a GOP hawk rather than a Democrat dove to win in November.
You feel that sting? That's
pride reality f%@kin' wit ya.
Mark Steyn, Ezra Levant, & Lord Vader
Need something to do on the internet other than surf porn? How about listening to The Shire News Network's podcast. Better yet, why not kill two birds with one stone and surf porn while listening to their podcast?
They've moved beyond interviewing lowly bloggers like me, to hobnobbing with international superstars. This week they have Ezra Levant ripping government censors in Canada a new hole. Last week they featured part 2 of an interview with Mark Steyn--with plenty of Star Wars references for your Jawa listening pleasure. They even play the Star Wars drinking game!
The War on Islamist Fascism meets Star Wars meets Monty Python's Flying Circus. It's Jawa Radio, only done right. Now if Brian would just add Scarlett Johansonn making out with Natalie Portman...internet nirvana!
Terror Apologists Lose Tax Status?
Cowbell alert? I just got an e-mail forwarded to me by SouthParkConservative from the United American Committee. I can't find anything on Google News, so I've no way to verify, but here it is, with some emphasis added on my part:
A major victory in the fight against Jihad has apparently occurred. Somewhere in the dead of night, without any known announcement from the organization, the highly controversial Washington DC based group CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations has apparently lost the tax status which enabled it to conduct lobbying activities.Indeed. Cowbell? Not until it's confirmed. But how 'bout some preliminary Hammer in lieu of celebratory cowbell?
The organization was registered for many years under the IRS tax code 501c(4) which allowed the organization to conduct lobbying activities, campaign funding, legislation and candidate backing, and many other government and litigation related activities. A 501c(4) tax status is very difficult to maintain, requiring quarterly public filings, and is very regulated under strict lobbying laws, yet is the most powerful tax status for organizations wishing to influence government.
CAIR, who was under this status, had numerous members of their leadership indicted on terrorism related charges in the past, and had received large amounts of funding from questionable foreign sources. Many critics of the group often wondered how CAIR was able to hold on to such a highly critiqued tax status such as 501c(4).
In contrast there is another tax status which is much weaker, and one that is very easy for most anyone to receive, and that status is 501c(3), a status which U.S. tax laws prohibit such organizations from engaging in large amounts of lobbying and government influence activities, it is a status for educational groups and churches, which is greatly restricted in the ability to influence any kind of legislation.
CAIR has recently downgraded the description of their organization on their website to 501c(3). While calls to their office could not confirm the reasons, it appears that CAIR may have lost the status as of the first of this year.
Note, the current organization description on CAIR's website reads: "CAIR is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax-exempt under U.S. Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3)."
While internet archives of the site as of June 2007 read as follows: "The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a nonprofit 501(c)(4), grassroots civil rights and advocacy group."
Chalk one up for the good guys.
Please Hammer, don't hurt 'em!
Quote Of The Hour
Do you think that Islamic extremists care about our stupid little debates over how to avoid hurt feelings? Of course not. They welcome this walk-on-eggshells atmosphere we've created because it's an integral part of how they intend to get close enough to kill us.
With one short paragraph, Glenn Beck describes The Jawa Report.
New Video - American Alienation
WARNING: This video contains some strong language and graphic elements.
This is my latest video. From the description at YouTube:
Each day, I see events unfolding around the globe that cause me concern. Yet most of the people I encounter seem to be oblivious, or at best, only peripherally aware of the grave threats facing our nation - and civilization as a whole.If you like this video, I hope you'll help improve it's exposure by rating it, adding it to your YouTube favorites and sharing it with your friends. Thank you.
Our enemies are counting on our short attention spans, our over-confidence and our stubborn complacency to keep the blinders on our eyes until it's too late.
Each day, the future of freedom and democracy in Europe seems bleaker... and the United States is already taking steps down the same path.
It's time to wake up.
We are at war!
More 'Just Words' from the Obama Camp
Michelle Obama speaking in Milwaukee:
"What we have learned over this year is that hope is making a comeback. It is making a comeback and let me tell you something, For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country. And not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment. I have seen people who are hungry to be unified around some basic common issues. It has made me proud."Not only is this an incredibly inept thing for a Presidential candidate's wife to say, it indicates an incredibly shallow, selfish personality.
Unless, of course, Michelle only became an adult in her own mind a couple of months ago.
FredHeads : "The Rumors Of Our Demise Have Been Greatly Exaggerated"
Posted at FredHeadsUSA.org:
A few weeks ago, Fred Thompson exited the race for President. In the wake of that decision, the FredHeads and the members of DraftFredThompson.com engaged in a whole lot of soul-searching and vigorous discussion as to what to do next. Fred's candidacy may have come to an end, but our faith in the principles that originally drew us to Fred was as strong as ever.
The product of that soul-searching and vigorous discussion is Conservatives for the Advancement of the Reagan Coalition, a new organization formed to advance the key conservative principles articulated by men like Barry Goldwater, Ronald Reagan and Fred Thompson.
Of course, there are plenty of places on the 'net to discuss Reaganite principles. While we'll certainly continue to do that, we will at the same time be moving forward with our plan to pound the pavement and raise the funds to ELECT candidates who share our principles and DEFEAT candidates who don't. If you share our faith in those principles, and have an interest in working to get them put into practice, we invite you to JOIN US.
Breaking: al-Qaeda in Iraq are Murdering Iraqis
No kidding? Ya think?
CNN reports on last years attempt by al-Qaeda to stop the al-Anbar awakening using al-Qaeda's one and only means, murder.
BALAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Video provided to CNN shows an al Qaeda in Iraq firing squad executing one-time allies -- fellow Sunni extremists -- who were not loyal enough to the terror organization, coalition military analysts said.CNN companion video for the above story here.
In the video provided by coalition military officials, armed men wearing masks are shown standing behind nine kneeling men, all of whom are wearing blindfolds or hoods with their hands presumably tied behind their backs. The video shows the men being executed.
"Al Qaeda in Iraq, which is foreign led and foreign dominated here inside Iraq, is killing off other Sunni groups that are certainly not supportive of the government of Iraq, currently, or of the foreign occupation, but are not sharing the same ideology that al Qaeda in Iraq has," Rear Adm. Gregory Smith said.
The video was recovered late last year during a raid on a compound near Samarra that was being used for killing and torture, a coalition official said.
The Jawa report ran a series of posts on the subject from April till September 2007. Then a major media cell responsible for al-Furqan's snuff propaganda was captured and the snuff films stopped. Except for the one mentioned in the CNN article. My records show that The Jawa report obtained this particular video on 11/26/07. It is possible that al-Furqan was able to release or share the video with another media cell before the first cell was captured.
What this series of posts show is that no matter who you are, If you disagree with anything al-Qaeda in Iraq or their shadow government say, you are next on the list to be murdered.
Contrary to al-Qaeda's propaganda, they did not come to Iraq to aid the Iraqis against the infidel occupiers. They came to Iraq to set up a Taliban like state in the midst of Iraq and rule over the Iraqis living there. A goal that Iraqis are now overwhelmingly rejecting.
I have the relevant links and an uncut copy of the original video below the fold.
(Video) Al Qaeda in Iraq Murders 20
Islamic State of Iraq Murders National Guards (WARNING: GRAPHIC)
Islamic State of Iraq Murders 14 More Iraqis
Video: Al Qaeda Murders Five Iraqis
al-Qaeda Murders Imam, Destroys Mosque, Kidnaps Women & Children
Here is the original uncut video mentioned in the CNN story. Warning very graphic content. Some of the videos for the other posts have been removed but this series are all very similar.
Zombie Nixon Has a Blog
Nixon has a blog? Well, better late than never.
The blog actually is that of the Nixon Center, and has quite a few interesting and high profile bloggers posting for them; but it's Monday, a holiday, and I'm still at work so I'm going slightly insane in the membrane. What the hell is wrong with this place!
Fwench Finally Arrest "Rioting Youths"
File under better late than never. Over the weekend I heard an NPR report that claimed it wasn't clear whether or not the rioting "Dutch youths" were upset over the Mohammed cartoons or over unemployment. It would be funny if it weren't so dangerously self-delusional.
Pic: Scarlett Johansonn Makes Out With Natalie Portman
Gay. The good kind.
It's official: Scalett Johannson now Jawa Report celebrity babe mascot. Angelina who?
Thanks to newest blog son Report on Arrakis.
The Other Boleyn Girl may have been panned by critics, but it seems co-stars Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson have discovered other ways of pulling in audiences.Yes Timmy, there is a God.
The stunning duo, attending the Berlin premiere of the film, shared more than just a giggle - as they took a moment to exchange a steamy kiss - while posing for pictures on the red carpet.
The Hollywood sirens have obviously cultivated a close friendship since playing sisters on screen and were not afraid to show it as Natalie, 26, leaned in to lock lips with the blonde bombshell.
Muslim "Fanatic" in British Soldier Kidnap Plot Taught 5yr old Son How to Behead
Parviz Khan was jailed for life today for his involvement in the kidnap beheading plot of a British Soldier. Overwhelming evidence was presented and this was most disturbing.I wonder if he was going to try to use his son for this?!?!?
"A secret bugging device in his home recorded his attempts to teach his 5 year old son how to perform a beheading."
Some of us teach our sons how to fish, this guy teaches his son how to behead. My dear God how many more are teaching their kids this!
Take for instance the recent video posted here of alQaeda using a young child to behead a "spy".
Khan boasted to friends that he was waging financial war on the West while "bleeding" a monthly total of 1,699 Euro in benefits from the British taxpayerNaturally his lawyer has a different take on the beheading plot:
It also emerged last week, in proceedings which could not be reported until today that Khan wanted to burn the soldier's body and parade his head on a stick.
"In mitigation, Michael Wolkind QC, defending Khan, told the court that his client's plot had been a "mixture of fanaticism and fantasy".[...sure..ed]
"His plan might have changed had British foreign policy changed," he said. "He might have withdrawn if the British troops were withdrawn."
Always an excuse for these scum. Rustyshould be happy he received a life sentence but we do have to remember....this is Great Britain. One received only a two year sentence!
Read the rest of
"Life for a Muslim Fanatic" for complete details of sentences handed down to others involved in the plot.
Samir Khan Not So Tough
It seems Samir Khan AKA Inshallahshaheed is having a bad day!
Now it looks more like this.
This same message was displayed the first time we knocked Sammy off Muslimpad. It indicates that the administrators have removed Samir's blog. Cause we know he did not delete himself.
But even better another extremist blog on Mulsimpad has been suspended.
It is only available in the google cache as well.
You can tell Sammy just how happy you are his blog was suspended here.
Now what made Islamic Network change their minds about hosting these blogs? After all, we've emailed Fatima many times. After she suspended Samir's blog last time, she allowed him to open a new less controversial blog.
Well I'll tell you, it was Howie. I sent a little email to Islamic Networks hosting provider, The Planet, on Friday of last week. Apparently I did a good job. I'd like to take a minute and thank Samir Khan And Sasjamal of Islamic Network for their help in taking Sammy off line.
What you say? You are thanking them? Yes I am! Every little tidbit of information I used to against Inshallahshaheed's blog last week was published by Sammy and Sasjamal themselves.
Thanks Jihadi morons, I could not have done it without you. I just want to be sure you know it was me who took you down. I look forward to the next time.
Samir Khan: They can attack us 100 times if they want."Attack you one hundred times you say? Very well, I'm up for that.
"In the end, they will see us coming from many different positions to continue the media Jihad of speaking the truth. So let them bite their nails in frustration. e say to them: Perish in your rage, O filthy disbelievers!" said Inshallahshaheed, whose name means "a martyr, God willing."
"These guys are like Arabic Hannibal Lectors"
Most of the men in this room looked like they were perfectly willing to murder us all with their hands. I could see it in their eyes, in the sinister way some of them squinted at me, in the tightness of their jaw muscles. I wished I had a gun of my own.
It certainly doesn't need any further commentary from me.
The Battle Is Over - And Blu-Ray Won!
It's all over for HD-DVD.
If you opted to buy an HD player over Blu-Ray... you made the wrong choice.
(AFP) — Sony's Blu-ray looks set to become the standard for high-definition DVDs after Toshiba signalled Monday that it may give up in a long-running format battle, to the relief of investors.
Toshiba Corp. is reviewing its HD DVD business and "a complete withdrawal is one of the options it is considering," an industry source told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Add to this the fact that WalMart, NetFlix and Blockbuster carry exclusively Blu-Ray, and you can see that HD DVD is set to slip into the annals of history, along with 8-Track tapes, vinyl records and the Walkman.
It's like Beta Vs. VHS all over again.
The only difference - Beta was a higher quality video format, but lost out to VSH when the technology was locked-in, due to lower production costs.
In this case, it seems Blu-Ray is the superior product, and is not simply being crammed down our throats by the manufactures because it's cheaper to produce.
Yeah, but why are you "personally against abortion"?
Okay, so you're pro-choice but "personally against abortion" like Bill Clinton claimed he was over the weekend.
Why are you "personally against abortion"? I mean, what exactly is wrong with it?
Is there some middle-ground I'm not seeing between "it's taking human life" and "it's not human life therefore it's like any other minor surgery"? Because if you believe that abortion is taking human life, aren't you under an ethical obligation to oppose it more than "personally" but to criminalize it?
It would be like saying, "I oppose murder, but it's a personal choice and therefore it should not be outlawed."
And if the latter, that abortion is not some form of homicide, then why oppose it "personally"? What's the harm if it's no different then getting your tonsils removed or cosmetic surgery?
Anyway, Hawkins has a McCain pro-life video that's pretty good if you're into this particular debate.
UPDATE: Bryan chimes in:
Perhaps Bill also ought to tell the truth about why he vetoed the ban on partial birth abortion, twice, despite the fact it that it enjoyed majority support: Because his party depends on Planned Parenthood, NOW, NARAL et al for support, and if they oppose a policy, the Democrats as a party fall in line. Tell the truth, Bill, for the first time in your life.
Darth Vader Sighting!
Finally, the ultimate question has been answered: what would a hot air balloon shaped like Darth Vader's helmet look like?
Thanks to Shy Guy.
5 Million Kids Stunted from Chronic Hunger
This photo is from an article in the Yemen Times about a cholera outbreak, probably caused by contaminated water; officials have done nothing.
Half of Yemen's ten million children are stunted by malnutrition. It doesn't mean they are a tad short. The picture is of a ten year old, Younis.
This is the third most hungry child population in world.
Misunderstood Muslim Loses Security Clearance
(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) A 57-year-old Muslim cleric who is a founder of the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh, a Pennsylvania state prison imam and a nuclear physicist doing classified work for the government, Dr. Moniem El-Ganayni, lost his security clearance in a dispute with the FBI and the Department of Energy. It's a curious case.
El-Ganayni has vowed to fight for its reinstatement.
It all began with a book, "The Miracle in the Ant," one of numerous volumes published by Harun Yahya, an Islamic creationist from Turkey. The book details ant anatomy and behavior, and argues that these characteristics disprove the theory of evolution.
Dr. El-Ganayni had ordered the book for the Forest prison library and was passing out photocopied chapters for the Muslim inmates housed in segregation to read in their cells. Eventually, he came to the chapter called "Defence and War Tactics," about ants that produce acid, use camouflage or enslave other ants.
Then there's this passage, under the heading "Walking Bombs":
"The ultimate in public service is to destroy enemies by committing suicide in defense of the colony. Many kinds of ants are prepared to assume this kamikaze role in one way or another, but none more dramatically than a species of Camponotus of the saundersi group living in the rain forests of Malaysia."
Additionally, El-Ganayni put himself in the sights of the FBI by allegedly speaking in opposition to the agency's recruitment at mosques. To further complicate the situation, El-Ganayni was fired from his position with the prison because of disputes regarding Ramadan and visitation policies.
Ultimately, the DOE began investigating and El-Ganayni's security clearance was pulled. He had worked at the Bettis Laboratory, an advanced naval nuclear propulsion technology lab in West Mifflin operated by Bechtel Bettis Inc. for the U.S. Department of Energy for 18 years. Now the job and all accrued benefits are in jeopardy with the loss of the security clearance.
The DOE isn't commenting on the case, however, El-Ganayni has a hearing promised for some future date. He'll present his case and fight the government in court, if necessary.
To conclude, the Post-Gazette weighs in on the case with:
There is much the public doesn't know about the DOE's case against Dr. El-Ganayni, but one hopes he's not about to lose his livelihood over baseless or exaggerated fears. The scientist is probably just another misunderstood person who has run afoul of paranoid bureaucracies in post-9/11 America.El-Ganayni is just "another misunderstood person," eh?
A Spectacle Like None Other
I might as well post this while I’m on a spell of reluctant fascination with North Korea. These mass games things.
I will tell you true. Sure, it’s mindless worship of the personality cult of the idiotic “Dear Leader” and his cronies. Sure, the time they spend doing things like this could probably be spent doing other things that might help the population. Sure, North Korea is an ashtray of a tyrannical prison state that routinely engages in the most egregious violations of civil and human rights in the world by far.
Forget that these displays are nothing but reflections of the absolute conformity and rigidity imposed upon the helpless population at the hands of their disgusting communist dictatorship. Forget that these ‘games,’ which the children prepare for six hours per day, six days per week, for months on end, every year, all the time, are performed because the participants are forced to do so.
Forget all that, difficult as it may be, for just a moment. Take one step back, and just marvel at the sheer spectacle of this bizarre cultural tick. The aesthetic beauty of exacting execution and performance. Everything you see is people. Thousands and thousands of them, all performing in perfect synchronization and pulsating as one gigantic and colorful organism. It’s unbelievable.
And be advised that the video is dotted with periodic shots of the Kim Jong Il looking like an dumbass and his commie henchmen being all totalitarian-communisty.
And check out the kids. The kids...
It's so well done (be it a bit hokey) that it's a bit frightening and unnerving.
OK. Now that you’ve done all that, you can go back to being nauseated at what North Korea represents, the threat they pose to regional and world security, and everything else we’ve come to know and hate about the Hermit Kingdom.
Why do I get the feeling that this is what an Obama presidency would look like?
Cross-posted at Mein BlogoVault.
February 17, 2008
Reader Love Mail: Reprise For Missing Him Edition
Adam called me at 1 in the morning before he left to go overseas and even got my address to write me. I grew up with him. He was a heck of an artist and loved cheese. ha! I still think about him daily and miss him. His cell phone number is still in my phone and I can't delete it for some reason. He was a great guy and told me he wasn't afraid to die.
Therefore the reprise.
Obama Plagiarized a 2006 Speech?
Hmmm. We'll see. If it turns out to be true, then what?
A crack in the messianic aura of the Great and Dear Leader, the Messiah of America, the Blessed Star of Illinois, the Healer of Eternity?
How is this possible? He descended from the right hand of the Father, after all, and one thousand cranes descended from Heaven to place his infant body wrapped in swaddling clothes in a manger. This we all know.
This is not possible. This could never happen.
It's Bush's fault. And Rove's.
Video US Embassy In Belgrade Attacked After Kosovo Independence Win
H/T Israel Matzav
Several hundred protesters threw stones and flares at riot police protecting the US Embassy in Belgrade today after Kosovo declaration of independence, witnesses said.
Just some angered youths again. They like fire and rioting to express themselves...
Update: To clear the confusion about this video, these are Serbians protesting and not "misquided youths" as I have mislead in my wording. Serbia won't accept Kosovo's independence and blames US for backing it.
Scotland Yard: Fight Global Terrorism with Salafist Radicals Help..What?!?
The The Austrialian
This is just insane, Australian security agencies has been urged by former Scotland Yard counter-terrorism expert to enlist key Salfi leaders to fight global terrorism.
Aren't these same leaders the cause of radicalizing young muslims? Do they not teach them to embrace alQaeda ideology? My good Lord, what is wrong with this picture!
Mr Lambert, co-founder of Scotland Yard's Muslim Contact Unit, said Salafi spirtual leaders, who follow a "puritanical interpretation" of the Koran and are often accused of being proponents of terrorism, had a vested interest in discrediting al Qaeda because the network had hijacked and distorted their true beliefs. "As far as they're concerned, alQaeda distorts the Salafi view of the world," Mr Lambert told The Australian during an interview in London. Australian Salafi leaders yesterday backed the idea of imams working with the authorities to prevent young Muslims from becoming radicalised, but they admitted it would be difficult for them to trust the counter-terrorism agencies.
Difficult to trust the counter-terrorism agencies?!?!
Hey, NC alQaeda supporter Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed. Would you help us to stop you from radicalizing those who read your blog?
You know he would just love to take us up on that...while he laughs in our faces.
Morons Moms Have Arrived!
In goes endless environmental propaganda and hysteria spoon-fed to the populace as undisputed fact, and out comes a bunch of nattering soccer moms pretending they're "saving the world" one bagged lunch at a time.
The notion of “ecoanxiety” has crept into the culture here. It was the subject of a recent cover story in San Francisco magazine that quotes a Berkeley mother so stressed out about the extravagance of her nightly baths that she started to reuse her daughter’s bath water. Where there is ecoanxiety, of course, there are ecotherapists.Are you f*cking kidding me? Ecotherapists? Your unchecked, hyperactive emotions piqued by an endless stream of leftwing environmental propaganda are causing you mental problems in real life? Sweet Mother of Mercy.
There's a new game in town, my friends.
Hyper-emotive, hopeless, fact-free, nameless free-floating hostility against imaginary villains, imaginary crises and imaginary "issues" that you've convinced yourself you were selected to save the world from = "political and social consciousness."
Prepare for the new slogans:
STOP IDLING YOUR CAR YOU FASCISTS!
STOP MAKING BAGGED LUNCHES THAT CREATE GARBAGE!
STERILIZE YOUR HOUSE FIVE TIMES PER DAY!
REUSE YOUR DIRTY BATHWATER FOR YOUR NIGHTLY BATH!
A preview of the absolutely idiotic things to come under a Democrat Reign of Error.
"Viva le Revolution" Tucson Unified School District
Augustine Romero, director of Tuscon Unified School District's ethnic-studies department, is nothing if not candid about his program.
Traditional history and civics courses, Romero argues, have "been highly ineffective to children of color". He has a better way. That better way, as presented to students in Romero's increasingly influential program, is, effectively, revolution. Or, if that "R-word" strikes you as too edgy, resistance-a resistance against history and civics as traditionally taught, which Romero considers the product of "ultraconservatives."
If Romero's words sound politically anchored, they should. Romero happily acknowledges that he and all his instructors are "progressives," and he is contemptuous of teachers who resist admitting all history instruction is political.
The author says the "revolutionary" loving professor proudly hangs a "romantic protrait" of Che Guevara in his classroom". But there's more:
In one of Romero's TUSD classrooms, in fact, a video posted for a time on the Internet Web site YouTube showed at least four separate posters of the beret-capped Che decorating the classroom walls. And a poster of Pancho Villa. And, yes, one poster of the godfather of the revolution himself, Fidel
This is scary. If it was just a small program that would be bad enough. We are talking about a "$2.6 million "ethnic studies" program. Four separate departments are within this: "raza"(Hispanic) studies, African-American studies, Pan-Asian studies and Native American studies. The author stated.."Raza studies are by far the largest".
The fallout out from this "race-based resentment program" has hit the teachers and other district employee's personally. It has created fear as the author explains..
Teachers and couselors are being called before their school principals and even the district school board and accused of being racists. And with a cadre of self-acknowledged "progressive" political activists in the ethnic-studies department on the hunt, the race transgressors are multiplying.
One counselor wrote.."There were many tears. Most of us lost sleep. All of us experienced heightened levels of anxiety. Through no fault of our own, we were being perceived differently by our students and their parents."
This was the last of a three part series and was "new" to me.
I did find a lengthy artice written in September of '05 saying how wonderful the program is. "It impowers" students to achieve. The article omits what is really impowerd...race based revolution. That America is a land of oppression.Viva le Revolution
The article has a picture of a student with Che's photo in the background. How wonderful is that? A murderer is used as a good example of empowerment and is idolized at Tucson High School.
Parents in Tucson, what are your kids learning? Do they wear "Che" t-shirts or maybe Fidel Castro's mug on one. Might be a good time to check required reading of their "History" course.
h/t kurly at LGF link thingy
Welcome to North Korea
I watched this outstanding documentary last night. Extremely creepy, ominous and required viewing for all adherents of Marxist philosophy. In fact, later in the documentary, you can see a picture of Karl Marx hanging on a government building along with the "Great Leader" Kim Il Sung. Under their eternal gaze, the citizens go through their daily six-hour drills and rehearsals for their bizarre mass-worship/celebrations.
The second is a National Geographic documentary called "Undercover in North Korea." Equally as terrifying, it documents a team's visit to NorK with a doctor who's going there to help thousands of patients blind from cataracts. They also interview a prison cmp worker who defected to the south who lays out, in vivid and horrifying detail, some of the things he used to do to prisoners in the the camps there.
Each is lengthy (about an hour), but both are totally worth your time.
Cross-posted at Mein BlogoVault.
Religion Trumps Motorcycle Helmet Law
(Brampton, Ontario) A 39-year-old devout Sikh and businessman, Baljinder Badesha, was issued a traffic ticket for not wearing a helmet while riding his motorcycle (pic).
Badesha fought the ticket claiming that wearing a helmet instead of a turban was contrary to his religion.
Now the Ontario Human Rights Commission is siding with him, insisting Badesha is being discriminated against.As a result, the motorcycle helmet law in Ontario does not apply equally to all citizens. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, some citizens are exempt depending on their religion.
"Telling Mr. Badesha to choose between his religion or participating in the normal life of Ontario is discrimination," Scott Hutchison, an attorney for the human rights commission, told a Brampton court yesterday.
Of course, the opposite is true also. People who do not follow the right religion must comply. Ironically, that sounds like more discrimination.
Savage and Coulter Vindicated By Noted Shrink
Dr. Lyle Rossiter says that liberals are actually insane:
"Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded," says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, "The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness." "Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave."...Quod. Erat. Demonstrandum.
"The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind," he says. "When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious."
February 16, 2008
Sorry, No Caption Contest This Week
They seem to be a jinx to The Jawa Report: Radio Edition.
In it's place I give you the time-honored Evil Conservative tradition of brutal violence against cute furry animals.
Beat 1,240 feet, chumps!
Update: Even more fun! Dress Hillary for the campaign!
Mind Bleach For Men
The womyn had their nekkid cowboy.
Here you go, guys, the mind bleach.
In this one case alone, I stand with von Nostrand. I blame bush.
When al Qaeda Attacks, Thank Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party (Updated)
Will the bombs begin falling at 12:00 a.m. tonight when the current stopgap FISA legislation runs out thanks to Democrats in the House? No. But as of tonight terrorists will be free to send messages over the internet to each other without fear that we will be intercepting them. Let that go on for very long and plans will be made and people will die.
Look, it's no secret that I hang out at terrorist websites. What I'm telling you is publicly available information, occasionally reported in the media, but it's also information that I can verify.
Terrorists on those websites often have back rooms, and other methods, in which they communicate with each other. If Terrorist A is in Morocco, Terrorist B is in France, and the website by which they communicate with each other is in Sweden, then you'd assume that the federal law enforcement agents trying to prevent an attack on American interests here or abroad would be free to monitor their communications since there are no domestic concerns. You'd be wrong.
Because the internet uses switches and transmission through the U.S., as of late tonight when FISA expires the FBI will need a warrant to monitor what is being said. In fact, it's even worse than that since once the current temporary law expires the warrant will have to specify the individual the feds wish to monitor.
So, even though a website might be well known as a place that al Qaeda sympathizers and operatives congregate, the feds weren't allowed to monitor much of the "back room" non-public activity without a warrant specifying the individual they wish to monitor since such places are considered "private". When FISA expires tonight, we go back to pre-9/11 law enforcement mode.
Why? Because the radical left wing of the Democratic party--which includes Barrack Obama--thinks that we should go back to a pre-9/11 stance when intelligence gathering was something that the FBI was forbidden from engaging in. Which is exactly why 9/11 happened, because concerns over civil liberties led to a legal scheme in which those in intelligence were discouraged from sharing information with law enforcement.
No, the next 9/11 won't happen at the stroke of midnight tonight. But if the new FISA law doesn't pass soon, eventually it will. And when people are dead, this time it really will be the Democratic party responsible.
The July 2007 National Intelligence Estimate stated:Read the whole thing.globalization trends and recent technological advances will continue to enable even small numbers of alienated people to find and connect with one another, justify and intensify their anger, and mobilize resources to attack — all without requiring a centralized terrorist organization, training camp, or leader.Translation: There are ever larger numbers of potentially hostile operatives who are galvanized by jihadist ideology without necessarily being connected to a known terrorist organization. Casting a broad surveillance net to collect intelligence overseas is how we detect and thwart any threat they may pose. It’s how we protect Americans in the homeland and on the battlefield.
As of midnight, that net is gone.
Beachcombing...Mom I Found a Foot!
Next time you go beachcombing on a island near British Columbia don't be surprised if you see a sneaker...with a foot attached.
Three severed right feet have washed ashore on the Gulf Islands, map, in the past six months, in what police say is one of the most bizarre cases in recent memory.Someone or something must have a right foot feetish...weird.
The latest foot, still in its sneaker, was found last Friday on Valdes Island, a small community near Nanaimo that does not have a regular ferry service and is accessible only by private boat or float plane.
Lib Talk Radio Host Implicated in Child Porn Sting
I'm only highlighting this because I want you to imagine what the media and leftwing reaction would be if this were a conservative talk radio host.
Launch of sQuba..James Bond Style.
The Swiss have invented a car that runs on land and in water. Strangely, it is also a convertible?Good gift for those who enjoy underwater "adventure". Video
It's called the "sQuba" and conjures up memories of James Bond's amphibious Lotus Esprit from the "Spy Who Loved Me." But "Q" isn't responsible for this one.
The concept car-which unlike Bond's it is not armed--was developed by Swiss designer Rinspeed Inc. and is set to make a splash at the Geneva Auto Show next month.
The company calls the sQuba the first real submersible car. Unlike military amphibious vehicles, which can only drive slowly on a lakebed, the sQuba travels like a submarine--either on the surface or submerged.
Video Swedish 4 yr. old "Rock Star!"
The Local Sweden's English Newspaper.
"Four year old Jonathan Nicklagard from Vadstena beats his drums to a hit by Swedish troubadour Lars Winnerback."
This child is something to watch, really gets into it!
People's Cube Quiz: Which Collectivist Said It?
I have always felt that this site never got the respect it so surely deserves. So go click around for a while and have some laughs.
Make sure you go take it right now.
Is Global Warming's Newest Victim Loch Ness Monster?
This is terrible news! Poor Nessie.
Legendary Nessie hunter Robert Rines is giving up his search for the monster after 37 years.Oh Gorical, you saw this coming and we didn't listen...
Despite having hundreds of sonar contacts over the years, the trail has since gone cold and Rines believes that Nessie may be dead, a victim of global warming.
Someone should tell the Official site of the Loch Ness Monster Club. Be gentle please....sniff.
Shocka: ACLU Opposes Efforts to Fight Terrorism
Here's an article from The Progressive magazine describing an FBI sponsored anti-terrorism partnership with the private sector, Infragard. The ACLU and the Left Wing of the Democratic party are outraged. Outraged!
I mean, the very definition of fascism is a program in which the FBI would warn major corporations--corporations!--if they are the potential targets of a terror attack, and in return those corporations--corporations!--tip off the FBI if they get wind of a terrorist attack?!?!?
Because when corporations begin to help fight terrorism, the terrorists have already won.
Thanks to Hoosier Kuffar.
Help: Searching for War Porn!
Uber-commenter and almost nearly famous rock star "doriangrey" asks for links to war porn featuring "Helicopters with chainguns and jihadis going Ka-boom". Help a brotha out and leave a link in the comments.
Who knows, maybe someday he'll go from almost nearly famous to famous. And then you'll get a back stage pass and seconds on all the floozies that throw themselves at him. It could happen.
Feel Good Story Of The Weekend
OMAHA, Neb. -- The University of Nebraska-Lincoln reviewed its security on Friday in light of a Chicago-area campus shooting.
And, well, the security basically sucks ass.
Oooh, cameras! An alert system! A threat assessment team!
What about the logical deterrent?
Firearms are not allowed on campus. Students can store their weapons at the UNL Police Department.
Funny, but I don't think firearms were allowed on the NIU campus either. But look at how well that turned out.
February 15, 2008
Today is the Day I've Been Waiting For
Actually, it would be more accurate to say: Tonight is the night!!!!
Uncle Vinnie and I are premiering a unique new BTR show. 11 pm Eastern, 10 Central
Details and link to the show to follow. Do I look excited?
Most Shocking Video Ever: 12 Year Old Taliban Boy Beheads Man (Uncensored Version)
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Some time back we brought you news that the Taliban had reached new lows and were now circulating a propaganda video, produced by the Taliban themselves, showing a 12 year old boy beheading a hostage. Censored video of the horrific act eventually made it to the internet, but we showed some screencaps from the uncensored version in order to show just how horrible the enemy we fight in Afghanistan really are.
How bad are the Taliban? I thought I had seen horrible videos produced by al Qaeda, the Taliban, and other Islamist organizations. I'd seen the depth of their depravity when they beheaded Daniel Pearl. Experienced what I thought was the highest form of righteous indignation possible when they murdered dozens of other hostages. Felt like I knew what wrath was.
None of it even comes close. The images we posted earlier were bad. Add video and sound of a child---a child--slowly hacking away at a man's head while he lives on.....no words can describe it.
Strongest possible content warning: Proceed with extreme caution!
It's so bad that there was some debate amongst ourselves whether to show it or not. Yesterday we put up a link to a video showing al Qaeda in Iraq burning hostages alive. Allahpundit, speaking of that same video says:
Not for those with weak stomachs; not really for those with strong stomachs, either. But force yourself, as none of Cordesman’s charts, as impressive as they are, will drive home to you like this will what it means in practical terms that far fewer of these subhumans are walking around Iraq today than last year. They deserve every misery inflicted upon them.Indeed. No, the Taliban aren't the "Iraqi resistance" which some on the fringes of the left seem to love so much, but they're just as bad.
Strongest possible content warning: You are about to see the true face of our enemies. This is not an American propaganda video, it was made by the Taliban themselves. This is why we fight. This is why we must win.
We'll see how long the video lasts. Original video can be found at here, but site contains sexually explicit ads around the video, hence our reluctance to link them directly.
Previously: Taliban Child Beheading Uncensored Images
Update: NY Times ignores atrocities of the most disgustingly vile enemy the U.S. has faced since the Nazis, instead outraged by blindfolding suspects in Iraq. That's right, blindfolding.
Video: New York Nakid Cowboy Pron
For the enjoyment of the jawa ho's.
The "nakid truth" about the New York Cowboy case. h/t Dirty Blonde
Obama Wants "Reasonable" Gun Laws
MILWAUKEE - Barack Obama says the country must do "whatever it takes" to eradicate gun violence but believes in the right to bear arms....So what does he mean by commonsense regulations? Let's check Obama's home state of Illinois to get an idea.
...But he says it's subject to commonsense regulations like background checks.
In other words you may own a gun, you just aren't allowed to defend yourself with it. Except on private property when no local restrictions prevent you from doing so. Even if say, you are a security guard at the state capital!
Pardon me Mr. Carjacker, can you hold on a minute while I un-case and load my weapon?
1,000 Words: Supporting the Troop, Lefty Style
If a picture is worth a thousand words, what does this picture say about Code Pink taken at the site of the Berkeley Marine Corps protest?
It reads "Support U.S. deserters and Mutineers" and "Support the Iraqi resistance!" Iraqi resistance? The "Iraqi resistance" at work.
Assud the Jew Eating Rabbit Hungry for Danish
Update from Howie's earlier post.
Friday, Assud the Jew eating rabbit, appeared on Hamas's al-Aqsa TV weekly show "Tomorrows Pioneers" to denounce the Danish newspapers reprinting of Mohammed cartoons. He told all the kiddies how bad Denmark is to allow this blasphmey of the Profit Mohammed. bla bla bla
The nice little/big rabbit also reminded the children of "Zionist filth" and Israel's control of Jerusalem. bla bla bla
Another Conviction in Jihadi Plot to Behead Brit Vet
That makes 5 convicted in this particular plot. Rantburg:
A jury convicted a fifth man in the case of a plot to kidnap and kill a British Muslim soldier and supply terrorists in Pakistan with equipment.The jury is still out on another count related to the plot in which the group of home-grown jihadis were planning to kidnap and then film the beheading of a Muslim veteran of the Iraq war. The beheading video would then be released on the internet as a warning to British Muslims not to join the military or else a similar fate would await them.
Zahoor Iqbal, 30, of Elmbridge Road, Perry Barr, Birmingham, was found guilty at Leicester Crown Court of one count of helping fanatic Parvis Khan to supply equipment to people in Pakistan, near the Afghanistan border, for terrorist activities.
Before we celebrate, remember that this is Britain. My money is on no more than 3 years behind bars for this vile plot.
Jawa Pwnage Assignment (Update
Pwned! Back Up)
The blog "Report on Arrakis" is going after Joseph Cohen's (aka, "Yousef Khatab's", the force behind "Jews for Allah") newest website. Go over there and lend a hand. Several complaints have been sent to Go Daddy about Cohen's objectively pro-al Qaeda website with no response so far.
Besides, Joseph Cohen sent me this after I suggested that as a Joooo who is anti-semitic, he should do the world a favor and off himself.
Alhumdulilah,Vinnie was so jealous that I got a semi threatening email and he didn't. Especially after he repeatedly humiliated Joe about his stupid youtube rants laughing at the death of murdered hostages.
We continue to propogate the truth al-Islam. We will march forward to liberate Palestine from the Jewish enemy. We will help the west inshallah be rid of your evil influences. Keep joking Howie, because inshallah we are VERY focused & very serious for the sake of Allah s.w.t. alone.
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Update 02/15/08: site Pwned! Yousef Khatab is our bitch!
Hey Joe Cohen.
Temporarily? The provider will probably require him to edit his site before they will reinstate his service. We'll be watching, you can take that to the bank.
Hey, Joe looks like the only evil influence the west is rid of is you, punk!
Update II: South Park Conservative wants some Imperial March. Who am I to say no?
Update III 02/16/08 15:00 CDT: Site back up. Bummer. I guess they did mean temporarily. Let's make it permanent.
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The Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Insult Yusuf al-Khattab Edition (UPDATE: FATWAS ISSUED!)
NY Muslim Posts Daniel Pearl Parody on Youtube
An American al Qaeda Devotee in New York
When Radical Muslims Get Their Own YouTube
NYC Muslim Calls Korean Hostages "Terrorists", Smiles at thought of Daniel Pearl Style Beheading
YouTube Jihad: Terror Supporters Using YouTube to Raise Money
Suspended Jihadi Hatemonger Back On YouTube
New York al Qaeda Devotee at Ahmadinejad Speech: Nuke Israel
Fighting 'Fearmongering' by Mongering Fear
Americans are worried and even angry about many things. Whether Osama bin Laden is throwing a party because AT&T and Verizon might have to defend themselves in court isn't one of them. Outside of National Review, K Street, and the fear-paralyzed imagination of our shrinking faux-warrior class, there is no constituency in America demanding warrantless eavesdropping or amnesty for lawbreaking telecoms.Brilliant. The well-being of the Constitution of the United States of America depends, not upon physically defending the territory and citizens of the country, but upon preserving the inalienable right of bottom-feeding lawyers to make a quick buck (or billion) by suing companies that cooperated in good faith with government agencies investigating terrorist plots.
In his characteristically turgid, longwinded prose, Greenwald reduces the serious question of combatting potential hookups between foreign and domestic terrorists to a political game. He's only interested in how many points the Democrat team is scoring:
Political parties that are "strong," and which are perceived as strong, are ones that "defy" orders and mount "great challenges" against weak and unpopular Presidents by standing on principle -- not ones that bow and capitulate and surrender and lose. Again, leave aside any hope that Democrats will actually be sufficiently motivated by the crucial constitutional principles at stake here. Just basic political self-interest, and basic human dignity, ought to mean that this singular act of defiance will lead to others.Greenwald doesn't really care a fig about the Constitution, except for its value as a tool to fearmonger amongst the hysterical BDS class. In fact, Greenwald's entire diatribe concerns the American internal political struggle. In Glenn's world, no towers have ever fallen. The thousands of dead are merely hypothetical. The War on Bush takes precedence over everything else.
Greenwald conveniently ignores the cold fact that spectacular terrorist attacks are not only possible, but have actually taken place, preferring to cite the hypothetical possibility of infringement upon Constitutional rights, though he does not, in fact, cite any example of this. Mainly because there is no Constitutional right to plot terrorist acts against Americans, nor has the Left been able to bring forth anyone who can indisputably be said to have had his or her rights violated.
Greenwald closes his second update to the original post with some lawyerly prevarication:
One other vital point: The claim that telecoms will cease to cooperate without retroactive immunity is deeply dishonest on multiple levels, but the dishonesty is most easily understood when one realizes that, under the law, telecoms are required to cooperate with legal requests from the government. They don't have the option to "refuse." Without amnesty, telecoms will be reluctant in the future to break the law again, which we should want. But there is no risk that they will refuse requests to cooperate with legal surveillance, particularly since they are legally obligated to cooperate in those circumstances. The claim the telcoms will cease to cooperate with surveillance requests is pure fear-mongering, and is purely dishonest.Notice that for all Greenwald's pretensions to venerate the rule of law he seems ignorant of that pesky "innocent until proven guilty" business. What Greenwald glosses over here, is the fact that terrorist plot investigations are usually time sensitive. That means that once US corporations are given the signal that good faith cooperation with authorities can leave them vulnerable to ambulance chasers, every request for information during an investigation will lead to delays while company lawyers research pertinent case law to determine whether or not the request for information is "legal" enough to satisfy petulant partisan prima donnas who are eager to sell out their own country for thirty pieces of silver or temporary political advantage. People like Glenn Greenwald.
Time to Nuke Mecca?
When the petty criminals that run the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia cease to be our SOBs, they've ceased any reason for me to support their continued sucking in of oxygen:
Saudi Arabia’s rulers threatened to make it easier for terrorists to attack London unless corruption investigations into their arms deals were halted, according to court documents revealed yesterday.
Previously secret files describe how investigators were told they faced “another 7/7″ and the loss of “British lives on British streets” if they pressed on with their inquiries and the Saudis carried out their threat to cut off intelligence.
Don't Forget to Smackdown a Youtube Terrorist
Andrea has new videos that need a good smacking and Jawa like to smack em down!
Click Image for Youtube Smackdown
New Mee Nuvian
A Jawa reader and new blogger blogging from China requests a link to get him started.
We don't mind doing that, used to do more of that kind of stuff. The clincher was when he called Howie a Sith Lord.
You can start your own mee.nu blog here. Unlike blogger, you'll actually get support. Check comments in the site above, and you'll see Pixi Misa taking the time to help a new blogger out. How sweet.
Mohamed Cartoons: The Truth Hurts
Why so much outrage over the Mohamed cartoons? Could it be that Muslims recognize truth in them? They hit a little too close to home? David Thompson dissects another whiny Muslim's article complaining about how mean Westerners are for making fun of Islam through that dreaded and deadly medium, the cartoon:
But what is perhaps most curious about Mr al Yafai’s piece is that it shows a familiar and conspicuous disinterest in whether the cartoons do in fact depict some truth about Muhammad, his teachings and how they are used. A detail which might help explain why they arouse such preposterous rage.
Hillary's Phat Ass
Russ at Old War Dogs asks a question I know will someday lead to many long hours in therapy: Is Hillary Clinton's increasingly fat ass getting a pass?
To the contrary, I think she’s getting a pass with respect to her increasingly broader bottom which no one in the media ever comments on. Watch the videos closely on the rare occasion they actually show a below-the-waist shot and you’ll see that Hill’s actually beginning to waddle a bit.Honestly Russ, what the hell are you doing checking out Hillary's ass in the first place?
Suicide Bomber DVD for Children
Here is a troubling report from West Yorkshire, England.
In December 2007, an Egyptian-made, English-subtitled suicide bomber music video for children was found to be on sale in West Yorkshire. Police were notified and an investigation was launched.
Earlier this month, MP Philip Davies accused the Home Office of not taking the threat seriously and failing to recognize the level of public concern regarding the distribution of the DVD. The Home Office responded by stating that details of special investigations will not be released. Days later, police confirmed that two "properties" were raided and items were seized for examination.
Yesterday, a 33-year-old man was arrested by Counter Terrorism Unit officers for allegedly distributing the suicide bomber DVD for children.
The disc shows a dramatisation of a girl vowing to follow in the steps of her suicide-bomber mother, set to music featuring children singing in Arabic.
All three of the DVD's tracks are sung by children in Arabic with English subtitles.
The first video shows an Arab woman playing with her two children before leaving her home with dynamite tucked into her dress.
She is approached by uniformed soldiers and the camera pauses on her thoughtful expression before a large explosion blazes across the screen.
After finding out about the suicide on television, her small daughter finds a stick of dynamite in her mother's wardrobe and turns to the camera with the subtitles: "My love will not be by words. I will follow my mother's steps."
The West Yorkshire man accused of distributing the DVD was questioned and released on bail. Let's hope they keep track of him.
Of note is that three of the suicide bombers responsible for the July 7 London bombings, Mohammed Siddique Khan, Hasib Mir Hussain and Shehzad Tanweer, also came from West Yorkshire.
Let Them Eat Cake, With Fecal Frosting
Two Pizzaria shop owners, Saeed Hasmi 25, and Jan Yadgari, 23, were fined 1,500 Euros for selling cake sprinkled with "fecal" material. Certainly gives a new meaning to the word "sprinkles".
A horrified customer ate the foul-smelling gateaux (that should have been the first clue..ed) but noticed that it didn't taste or smell "quite right" and handed the cake to public health scientists.
The analysts soon established that the sweet treat was covered in feces and legal proceedings against the shop owners were started.
One of the shop owners Hasmi apparently didn't want to talk about it and claimed "it is not our fault". He also said he doesn't want to work in the food industry anymore....that is a good thing!
How in the world can "fecal sprinkles" end up on the top of a cake? Did they run out of chocolate chips? Ya'll watch your cakes now for mysterious sprinkles...
Omar, Son of Osama bin Laden on Egypt TV
"Omar, son of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden: If My Father is a Terrorist, Bush Is a Terrorist Too." reads the title of the video at MEMRI TV
Omar in a interview on Dream Tv2 (Egypt) on 1/28/08 replied the above when asked if his father was a terrorist. When also asked why his father attacked American civilians he replied:
"Because in his opinion, it was the American people itself that elected the president and his policy-twice. no less-and they pay him taxes, and so on. Therefore, according to his personal perspective, the [Americans] support this oppressive policy."
Those who voted, paid taxes, etc. "deserved" to die on 9/11? Crazy shiite here.
Omar did look pleasant enough while answering the interviewer. A leftist darling carrying his message of peace to the world. A uniter....for Islam.
LGF has more "Osamas Kid on Egyptian TV
Also JWF "Omar bin Laden: Peace Envoy"
60 Minutes, Unless The Timer Goes Off Prematurely
February 14, 2008
Same Old Song And Dance
Via Gateway Pundit, "youths" have been rioting in "Denmark" for the past 5 nights.
Six youths were arrested in Copenhagen for setting cars and dumpsters ablaze and throwing stones at police in a fifth night of riots in a predominantly immigrant area of the Danish capital, police said Friday.
"We've had six arrests so far. They've been charged with throwing stones at police and setting fires to cars and waste containers," Chief Inspector Henrik Olesen of the Copenhagen police told AFP.
At least 11 cars were torched in various neighbourhoods of Copenhagen, and 10 others in the nearby town of Kokkedal.
On Thursday, 17 youths were arrested for rioting the previous night.
"We don't know why they're rioting. I think it's because they're bored. Some people say it's because of the cartoons but that's not my opinion," Olesen said.
Ah, to sleep, perchance to dream. Boredom? Really? Were they rioting six nights ago?
I'll double check, but I don't think so!
Recession Underway, Jobs Lost, Unemployment Rising
...among the New York Times newsroom staff, that is.
"Edward R. Murrow" Blogging at Daily Kos
CLICK HERE to see a nice screencap of objective, non-partisan, straight-up-the-middle journalism, courtesy of the Worst Faux-Journalist in the World, hosted at the Democrats' premier nutosphere hate site.
Curiously, I didn't see a Media Splatters item on this blatant violation of the line between journalistic objectivity and political partisanship, but they also seemed to miss the CNN producer, another leftist jackass, getting canned for blogging.
AllahP is pleased for the same reasons I am.
Sleeping at the wheel, ye watchdogs of the eeeeeevil neocon press?
Congrats to Confederate Yankee
Congratulations are in order to Bob & Christine Owens on the birth of their daughter Katherine today! What a great Valentine's present this must be.
Happy Valentines Day
In solidarity to Denmarks papers re-printing Mohammed cartoons an infidel wishes all Islamist a Happy Valentines Day.
h/t Filthy Zionist ho
Is it okay to make fun of Chelsea yet? Now that she's an adult and out on the campaign trail I'm going to go ahead and answer yes. Gawd is she ugly.
Thanks to Baxter for the pic.
Man Convicted of Anthrax Threats is Crazy? Didn't see that one coming.
Well slap my ass and call me Charlie:
A man convicted of mailing threatening letters laced with white powder meant to mimic anthrax to Keith Olbermann, John Stewart, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and other high-profile figures, was sentenced Tuesday to five years in a community corrections center where he will receive psychiatric treatment and medication.
Al Qaeda in Iraq Leader Chides Hamas for not Destroying Israel
A new audio tape by a fictitious character, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the head the fictitious group "The Islamic State of Iraq", chides Hamas for not destroying Israel in a timely fashion. The Islamic State of Iraq is what al Qaeda in Iraq calls itself these days. Al Qaeda believes that selling itself as an Islamist government-in-waiting lends legitimacy.
Abu Omar al-Baghdadi is a fictitious character, probably played by a hired actor, who speaks for the group. Again, by presenting an Iraqi as the leader of al Qaeda they are trying to present the group as part of the native insurgency and not as a bunch of foreign terrorists. Al Qaeda in Iraq was founded & run by Jordanian Abu Musab al Zarqawi until he was killed by U.S. forces.
Today's audio urges the military wing of Hamas, the Al-Qassam Brigades, to rise up against the Hamas government which has become apostate by not destroying Israel fast enough, and then to go on to liberate Jerusalem. He also calls Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas an apostate worthy of the same fate as the Jews. Al Baghdadi goes on to warn that his group is planning future attacks against Israel and the U.S. outside of Iraq.
Is it just me, or is threatening Israel always the last act of desperation from the enemies of the United States in the Muslim world? I seem to recall Saddam Hussein threatening to blow up Israel, not the U.S., if Coalition forces were to attack---twice. So, this could be yet another sign of the weakening of al Qaeda's position in Iraq. The last desperate act of losers in the Arab world is always to focus attention away from the conflict at hand and towards Israel.
Terrorist Forum Loses DNS
Apparently the al Firdaws terrorist forum has lost its DNS.
alfirdaws.org = [ ]
We didn't do it, we're just happy about it. Go Daddy must have dumped them.
Bonus: Rub it in at email@example.com
Video: UAV Predator Airstrike On IED Insurgent Implacement Team - Iraq
Hat Tip: Captain S.
Video: Iraqi Security Forces Rescue Boy
Iraqi Security Forces rescue an 11-year-old boy being held by terrorists for ransom.
This vid is a few days old, my apologies for not picking it up earlier.
Coalition targets al-Qaeda in Iraq networks; seven terrorists killed, 16 detained
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Coalition forces killed seven terrorists and detained 16 suspects Wednesday and today during operations to disrupt al-Qaeda networks operating in central and northern Iraq.
During a series of operations south of Sharqat Wednesday night and early this morning, Coalition forces targeted an alleged al-Qaeda in Iraq leader for the Salah ad-Din province. The targeted suspect is allegedly responsible for the equipping, financing and planning of AQI operations in northern Iraq, and is associated with senior level al-Qaeda members operating inside and outside of the country.
As Coalition forces arrived at one of the target locations, they observed multiple armed personnel maneuvering into position against them. Two armed terrorists fired at Coalition forces, who engaged in self-defense, killing them. A supporting aircraft was called to engage the remaining threat, killing an additional four terrorists. During the engagement, one civilian was wounded, treated on site and transported to a military medical facility for further care. As the ground force cleared the area, they found various weapons and ammunition in and around the target buildings. Coalition forces detained 15 suspected terrorists during the series of operations.
During operations Wednesday and today in Baghdad, Coalition forces captured an alleged associate of the AQI network in Karkh, which is responsible for improvised explosive device and car-bomb attacks in the area. Reports indicate the suspect is also associated with an AQI media and propaganda network operating in the city, to include a suspect detained Feb. 8 for his involvement in media operations (emphasis Howie) (see MNF-I press release A080208c, "Coalition disrupts al-Qaeda in central Iraq; eight terrorists killed, 12 detained," dated Feb. 8, 2008).
In southeast Mosul Wednesday, Coalition forces conducted an operation targeting an alleged associate of AQI senior leadership operating in the area, including a senior level foreign terrorist facilitator. As the ground force cleared the target building, they were engaged by small-arms fire from a terrorist wearing a suicide belt. Coalition forces responded in self-defense and engaged the armed terrorist, killing him. Once the area was secure, an expert explosives team destroyed the suicide belt to prevent future use.
"Terrorist actions by AQI only strengthen our resolve to support the courage and strength of the Iraqi people," said Navy Capt. Vic Beck. "We stand with Iraqi Security Forces and the Iraqi people to end the terror of AQI and create a safer country for all Iraqis."
Hizbullah: A Picture Says a Thousand Words
Hezbollah soldiers at Imad Mughniyeh's funeral. Really.
News? Muslims Outraged. Again.
Yawn. At some point doesn't Muslim outrage just become ... boring?
Headlines we'd like to say: Muslims worldwide burn nothing in effigy, start no riots, call for no one to be beheaded, and express no outrage over trivial and mundane insults.
I Might Vote for THIS McCain...
h/t : Allah
Update..Video: Al Qaeda in Iraq BURNS Hostages ALIVE!
UPDATE 2/15/2008: The al Qaeda video below: bad. What could possibly be worse? Taliban video shows 12 year old beheading man! Possibly the most shocking & horrible terrorist video ever produced.
Just when you think it can't get any worse with alQaeda they now burn hostages alive. Video shows dousing their victims with some type of flammable liquid and throwing them into a burning pit while shouting "Allah u Akhbar".
h/t Canadian Guy from LGF link thingy.
Video is below and I warn you it is extremely graphic.
Update: Just to clarify Howie said this video was released a month or two ago.
Update #2: To clear up anymore confusion about this video. The video is indeed an al-Qaeda one. It was released on a forum on 12/26/07. The link given was to liveleak which apparently has been removed. A commentor states "it is unreleased footage captured from the ISI by ISF, CC or shia militias."
The source for the video on the forum was from this anti al-Qaeda film posted on Google Video 12/18/07. In it you will see the scene of the brutal killing of these prisoners as well as others.
Various pro al-Qaeda jihadis use the same clip from the anti al-Qaeda film in their sick snuff porn videos.
MEMRI stated the burning image was on the "Front Page of Turkish daily Hurriyet: "Al-Qaeda Savagery" . Apparently the men being savagely burnt to death were Iraq's taken as prisoners. God rest their souls.
UPDATE by Rusty: I posted the original video to Liveleak once again. It should be working. If first copy of the video isn't working, try second video.
Saudis Set to Execute Woman for Witchcraft
A Saudi appeals court has upheld the conviction and death penalty for a woman accused of bewitching a man into impotence (via MSNBC):
The Saudi court cited an instance in which a man allegedly became impotent after being bewitched by Falih, the rights group said.
An appeals court ruled in September 2006 that Falih could not be sentenced to death for witchcraft because she had retracted her confession. But a lower court subsequently reissued the death sentence for the benefit of "public interest" and to "protect the creed, souls and property of this country," the group's statement said.
Breaking! Dumbass Identified!
Our Monday post highlighting a Cuban flag with the super-imposed face of psychotic Marxist Che Guevara hanging in Barack Obama’s Houston HQ’s has caused quite a kerfuffle, which we are happy to inflame further with today’s update.Look Jawas! A kerfuffle!
Oh but it gets better.
Did you catch that quote from Ms. Isabel?Read it.
Update: Bluto says she's precinct captain.
If you missed last night's Jawa Report: Radio Edition, go here to listen.
As always, it's available at the Jawacast link at the top of the page, and there's a player in the left sidebar towards the bottom.
Be forewarned, Blog Talk Radio was having *ahem* technical difficulties the whole time.
Some of you who listened last night after the show was over may have heard last week's show, because last night wasn't archived for almost five hours.
And because of the problems, once again, I didn't get to issue fatwas.
Oh well, that's my lot in life. It's not a lot, but it's a life.
February 13, 2008
U.S. Muslim Inciting Murder of Danish Mohammed Cartoonists: "you fools seem to forget the end of Theo Van Gogh"
If this isn't an incitement to murder, I don't know what is. Samir Khan, the Charlotte, NC al Qaeda supporter & blogger on Kurt Westergaard and other cartoonists who defied Islamist demands drawing pictures of Mohammed should be illegal, as required by Islamic law. He first shows an image of Westergaard, and then warns:
Keep fearing for your life you white trash....For those of you who don't remember, Theo Van Gogh was murdered on the streets of Amsterdam by a Muslim angry at his depiction of Islam in the film Submission.
Anyone who wages war against Allah and His Messenger defiantly and arrogantly, will inevitably face the banner of Laa Ilaaha Illallaah: they will face those who will show them no mercy. “Humble with the believers, harsh against the Disbelievers.”
We wish we were able to express our extreme anger… and Walahi, our blood is boiling and our veins are shaking and our muscles are tightening…
All we can say to the cartoonists is: you fools seem to forget the end of Theo Van Gogh (may Allah’s curse be upon him) and forget to realize that even many of the Danish citizens who are Muslims will not tolerate it because they know the story of Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf and what the Companions of Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) did to him and they know that their Religion allows such a thing.
The more these cartoonists act in defiance of Allah and His Messenger, the more they attract a culture of Mujaahideen. Bush didn’t seem to learn from that nor do these low-life cartoonists. So keep showing your chest O Enemies of Allah! You are helping the process of waking up our nation as violent lions who tear apart their enemies with their bare hands.
What many of you may be wondering, though, is what is the reference to "Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf", and what did the "Companions of Prophet Muhammad" do to him that their religion "allows such a thing". Here's the relevant info:
Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf ... was a chief of the Jewish tribe of Banu Nadir and a poet, who was assassinated by an order of Muhammad.To Western readers the Ka'b ibn al-Ashraf reference is meaningless, but Muslism would clearly recognize Samir's statement as a call to murder Kurt Westergaard and the other Danish cartoonists with Allah's blessing and permission.
Pssst, hey Samir and co.....
Three Afghans Arrested at Indian Airport Trying to Pass as MEXICANS
Hablas espanol? If one is to travel with a forged Mexican passport it might be a good idea to be somewhat fluent in Spanish.
"Three Afghan nationals were arrested at the Nedumbaserry International Airport, near here, today for traveling on fake Mexican passports, Immigration officials said.Apparently the forged passports carried the names of Antonio Lopez Juan (42), Javier Sanchez Alberto (20), and Atonio Lopez Ernesto (16). Names sound somewhat authentic?!?!
The three were earlier in the day deported from Kuwait after authorities there doubted their claim to be Mexican nationals.[...]
According to Immigration officials, they were Afghan nationals trying to go to France. However, their real names have not been disclosed so far. Deepika Global (India)
They had left from Nedumbaserry Airport on February 11 for Kuwait en route to France. (This is where it gets interesting...ed) The Immigration officals at Kuwait had found them to be suspects as they reportedly could not understand any Spanish. They also suspected the passports to be forged. The three were then deported to Nedumbaserry today.Estan jodidos!
UPDATE by Rusty: Probably just a coincidence, but Adnan G. El Shukrijumah is said to travel under the guise of a Mexican national. He's an al Qaeda operative wanted by the FBI for an alleged dirty bomb plot.
Mad Iraqi Mullah "Negotiates" CBS Journalist Release
Can I call 'em, or what. Here's what I said just hours after we learned that Briton Richard Butler and his Iraqi translator were taken hostage:
The good news: Shiite jihadis generally are under the influenced of Iran or of Iraqi Islamists like Muqtada al Sadr--both groups that are extremely sensitive to their public images and like to play nice with the press. If Shiite militia--even "rogue elements"--- took the journos hostage, there's a good chance they'll be released unharmed.And today:
A deal has been reached with kidnappers for the release of two CBS journalists, radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's office in Basra said Wednesday.Unfortunately Khomeinst jihad supporters like Muqtada al Sadr don't see the big deal in holding five civilian security contractors hostage for over a year. Hold a journalist hostage: bad press. Hold contractors hostage: what press? No one evenl notices.
Harith al-Edhari, a director of al-Sadr's office in the southern Iraqi city, said negotiations had persuaded the kidnappers to release the British journalist and his Iraqi interpreter later Wednesday.
"We reached an agreement with kidnappers to hand over the Iraqi interpreter to the police command in Basra and the British journalist will be handed over to al-Sadr's office in Basra this afternoon," al-Edhari told The Associated Press. He did not give a specific time.
Thanks to Dave.
Update by Vicki: Kidnapped Translator Freed in Iraq
Yes Michelle, Solidarity
Two years ago, the Mohammed cartoon conflagration consumed the world and the blogosphere helped lead the way in fighting back. Longtime readers will remember that this site hammered the issue in support of Denmark. “Sammenhold,” you may recall, is the Danish word for solidarity. With the arrests this week of five jihadists accused of plotting to murder one of the Danish cartoonists, it’s time to demonstrate sammenhold again.
Indeed outraged Muslims are still killing people. Three were killed Feb. 8th for trying to stop and angry mob of Muslims from lynching a child who drew Muhammad.
Hat tip: Brian.
Update II: Sorry Sammy, my purpose was to just to, "anger and enrage", you personally. Kind of like you said your purpose was to, "anger and enrage", the Kuffar. After all, fair is fair.
So you are outraged? Mission accomplished and GFYS. Your days remaining to anger and enrage me are are few in number anyway.
I ask again, Fatwa?
Palestinan Rabbits May Be Cowards
Click Image for Mermi video of Hamas' Assud the Rabbit
From the Mermi transcript.
Saraa Barhoum "His name is Assud ['Lion']."OK, Palestinan rabbits probably are cowards, but our Zionist rabbits kick ass!
Girl: "How come you are called Assud, even though you look like a rabbit?"
Assud: "Because a rabbit is not good. He's a coward. But I, Assud, will get rid of the Jews, Allah willing, and I will eat them up, Allah willing, right?"
Saraa Barhoum: "Allah willing."
Chris Matthews reveals his latest mancrush during MSNBC coverage of last night's primaries:
I have to tell you, you know, it's part of reporting this case, this election, the feeling most people get when they hear Barack Obama's speech. Me, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment.Does anyone, anywhere need any more proof that Matthews is an idiot?
Barrack Obama: Dangerous
Barrack Obama's "change" is more than a silly slogan, it's dangerous. For Obama "change" means moving American to a pre-9/11 stance where law enforcement's hands were tied. 9/11 was not a failure of individuals--Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are not to personally to blame--it was systemic failure. Barrack Obama wants to take us back to that system that failed us.
He was one of 31 Senators that voted to deny immunity for telecom companies that cooperated with the government after 9/11. WSJ:
It says something about his national security world view, or his callowness, that Mr. Obama would vote to punish private companies that even the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee said had "acted in good faith." Had Senator Obama prevailed, a President Obama might well have been told "no way" when he asked private Americans to help his Administration fight terrorists. Mr. Obama also voted against the overall bill, putting him in MoveOn.org territory.For those of you that still suffer MDS (McCain Derangement Syndrome) it would be worth noting that while McCain certainly isn't the conservative that we'd like him to be, he's no Barrack Obama.
UPDATE: More on the FISA fight from Michelle. Look, I have some personal knowledge about just how bad the current FISA legislation is. This new bill gives law enforcement some much needed tools. Simply extending the current bill is not going to cut it.
I can't say anymore than that, but you idiots who think that there is some government conspiracy to use counter-terror measures as a pretense to thwart your civil liberties are just that: idiots. If anything, even the proposed FISA replacement law doesn't go far enough.
Hezbollah Terrorist Killed, Rotting in Hell
A car bomb blast has killed top Hezbollah terrorist Imad Mughniyeh in Damascus today. Who's to blame? Hezbollah is blaming the J-O-O's, of course, but Israel denies it. Whoever did the deed should get a medal. I hope it was one of our boys.
Hammer time? I think it is.
The timing of his assassination is such that the likely culprit was Lebanese. Tomorrow is the anniversary of the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri. Hariri's death was widely attributed to a Syrian proxy, such as Hezbollah agents. Mughniyeh death sends a signal: revenge.
Mughniyeh was a mass murderer. Second in line behind Osama bin Laden and just ahead of Timothy McVeigh in the number of Americans he helped kill.
Mughniyeh was responsible for the deaths of at least 260 Americans. They include:
-Lt. Col. William F. Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
-U.S. Navy diver Robert Stetham, a passenger on TWA Flight 847
-17 Americans killed in the Beirut embassy bombing in 1983
-241 American Marines killed in the Beirut barracks bombing
-Lt. Col. William F. Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut
-U.S. Navy diver Lt. Col. Robert Stetham, a passenger on TWA Flight 847
-17 Americans killed in the Beirut embassy bombing in 1983
-241 American Marines killed in the Beirut barracks bombing
Here is a list of terrorist attacks blamed on Imad Mughniyeh. May he rot eternally in hell.
—April 1983: suicide bomber rams van packed with explosives into the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people, including 17 Americans.More on Imad Mughniyeh's rap sheet and alleged ties to international terrorism--including al Qaeda--at Hot Air.
—October 1983: suicide attackers carry out near simultaneous truck bombings against barracks of French and U.S. peacekeeping forces in Beirut, killing 241 American Marines and 58 French paratroopers.
—March 1984: Lt. Col. William F. Buckley, CIA station chief in Beirut, kidnapped and eventually killed in the beginning of a spate of kidnappings linked to Hezbollah.
—March 1985: Associated Press chief Mideast correspondent Terry Anderson kidnapped and then held for more than six years.
—June 1985: Lebanese Shiite militants hijack TWA Flight 847 heading from Athens to Rome, flying it back and forth between Beirut and Algiers. At Beirut's airport, the hijackers shoot U.S. Navy diver Robert Stetham, a passenger on the plane, and dump his body on the runway. Most of the 150 passengers were freed during the three day hijacking; some were held for two weeks. The United States indicted Mughniyeh for his role in the hijacking, and he was put on FBI's most wanted list with a $25 million bounty for information leading to his capture.
—March 1992: A pickup truck packed with explosives smashes into the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, killing 29 people.
—July 1994: A van packed with explosives levels a seven-story Jewish center in Buenos Aires, killing 95 people. Argentina issues an arrest warrant for Mughniyeh in 1999.
Saudis Ban Symbols of Love
(Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) Valentine's Day is sinful, according to the Saudi government. As a result, red items that are symbols of love must be removed from store shelves this week. Apparently, symbols of love are simply not compatible with the religion of peace.
From Saudi Gazette:
Agents of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice visited flower and gift shops in the capital Saturday night to instruct them to remove all red items - from red roses and wrapping paper to boxes and teddy bears - from their shelves, shop workers said. [ ... ]The penalty for violating the ban isn't indicated in the article but let's hope the Saudis don't cut anything off.
Islamic scholars around the Kingdom such as Sheikh Khaled Al-Dossari preach that celebrating Valentine's Day and other non-Islamic celebrations is a sin. "As Muslims we shouldn't celebrate a non-Muslim celebration especially this one that encourages immoral relations between unmarried men and women," Dossari, a scholar in Islamic Studies and the Shariah, said.
February 12, 2008
Jawa Report Radio: Tonight's Edition
Have fun in the chat room, and, if you're bold, feel free to call in and discuss the issues with us at (347) 205-9933. Yes, due to a new technological discovery by one of the co-hosts, we can take calls now! But remember da rulz.
In addition to Mr. Kaplan, the host lineup includes Rusty, Jane Novak, Bluto, Good Lt., Stable Hand, and Vinnie.
The show begins at 9 pm EST, 8 pm CST, 7 pm MST, 6 pm PST.
Chat room will be opened 15 minutes prior to show time.
Hope to see you there!
Update: We had some technical issues. Sorry 'bout that, but it was beyond our control.
GM and the GOP: More Alike Than Not?
Mark Tapscott draws the analogy between GM's lost image and the tarnished brand of the GOP. I think he has a point:
GM may make it back to a position of long-term strength, but if it does it will only be because it actually delivers on its promises with products that are clearly better than the competition. And it is a long, hard road, even with superb new products like the CTS.The tricky point here is that there's almost always a lag between reality and perception. Just as the GOP benefitted for years in the wake of Reagan despite lackluster performance, it will take years of solid performance before the GOP can regain its image. Until then, the GOP will spend year after year wandering aimlessly in the wilderness while the Democrats work overtime running our nation into the ground.
It's the same for the GOP. People have stopped believing the rhetoric. The party's leaders must deliver on their promises. I'd like to believe that will actually happen and soon. But gambits like challenging Democrats to "join" them in declaring a temporary moratorium on earmarks while a joint commission studies the problem is the political equivalent of the Chevy Vega.
Taliban Demand Dadullah Release for Kidnapped Ambassador
Well, who didn't see this one coming? The Taliban have claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Pakistan ambassador to Afghanistan Tariq Azizuddin. They are offering a swap: the ambassador for captured Taliban leader Mansoor Dadullah.
I give them another 24 hours before the inevitable beheading threat comes.
Local Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul Tariq Azizuddin and said they would release him in return for Taliban commander Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, Online news agency quoted Geo television as saying.Al Jazeera is reporting the same thing, but not on their English site yet.
Local Taliban on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the abduction of Pakistani Ambassador to Kabul Tariq Azizuddin and said they would release him in return for Taliban commander Mullah Mansoor Dadullah, Online news agency quoted Geo television as saying.
Thanks to Stable Hand.
The "Pregnant Lady Bomb"; "Snuke" now inevitable
Yes, it's come to this:
The unclassified DHS threat assessment, released Monday and obtained by NBC News, shows photographs of “pregnancy prosthetics,” hollowed-out devices that could hold explosive devices. The report says “female suicide bombers have used devices that make them appear pregnant to hide explosive devices.”It's like the snuke, only not as uncomfortable.
Pretty soon these SOBs are going to strap some explosives on a real infant. Maybe put a crying baby on the steps of some "apostate" or "crusader" and stand back and watch the show. And I won't shocked. Not in the least.
UPDATE: Like I said, I'm not shocked:
The first attempt on Bhutto's life came October 18 --- the day she returned to Pakistan. An Islamist apparently placed a bomb inside a baby's clothing and attempted to hand the baby to Bhutto. Detonating the device at a rally in Karachi he missed Bhutto but killed the baby and 170 other people.Thanks to Randman.
Related: Hot Air has Fox News video & this seems related to this in that it seems like they're looking for any type of delivery vice they can get their hands on: Canadian GIMF Jihadi Planned "Snowball Bomb"
Scratch a Blogger, You Won't Find a Tatar
The old Russian saying goes, "Scratch a Russian, and you'll find a Tatar." Russians clearly have fun with this kind of humor which basically tells Europe, we're not as civilized as you think.
Robert Stacey McCain on the myth of bloggers as slack-jawed yokels:
The thing is, if you start going down the list of successful right-center bloggers, you'll quickly discover that everybody does something else to pay the bills. Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com is a law professor and his wife, the beauteous Dr. Helen, is a psychologist. RedState.com chief Erick Erickson is a lawyer and political consultant. Mary Katharine Ham isn't just a blogger, she's managing editor of Townhall.com. And when Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report isn't busy taking out jihadist Web sites, he's got a job in academia that he strives very hard to keep separate from his online persona.A myth...except at The Jawa Report, where idiotic slackers lounging around in their pajamas is just who we are!
This list could be extend indefinitely. Scratch a blogger, and a highly qualified professional bleeds. The myth of bloggers as a bunch of idiotic slackers lounging around in their pajamas is just that, a myth.
The Senator's Soros Connection
Posted at WND:
[The Senator's] long-standing, but little-noticed association with left-wing donors such as George Soros and Teresa Heinz Kerry is receiving new attention among Republican critics.I gotta tell ya. After reading that, I think some you hardcore "stop her at any price" critics may have a point. I can see the rationale for keeping someone backed by George Soros far from the levers of power. George Soros definitely does not have the best interests of our country in mind. Anybody who is getting love from George Soros and Teresa Heinz-Kerry is almost guaranteed to be a bad actor, in my book.
In 2001, [the Senator] founded the Alexandria, Va.-based Reform Institute as a vehicle to receive funding from George Soros' Open Society Institute and Teresa Heinz Kerry's Tides Foundation and several other prominent non-profit organizations.
[The Senator] used the institute to promote her political agenda and provide compensation to key campaign operatives between elections.
Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist and creator of the HuffingtonPost.com, has served on the Reform Institute's advisory committee since the group's inception.
According to FrontPage Magazine, Teresa Heinz Kerry has provided more than $4 million to the Tides Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by anti-war activist Drummond Pike in 1976 with a history of funding causes such as abortion, homosexual-rights activism and open borders.
UPDATE : Oh, wait--I'm sorry. I misread the article. My bad. I should've included a picture of Senator McCain! Turns out it's Senator McCain's group that's been getting the love from George Soros. My apologies for any confusion.
Freemason Conspiracy to be Revealed.
This is terrible news. Historians debunk the myth of the "Freemasons" on the seal." Myth? what myth...geesh.
What are jihadists, conspiracy theorist, leftist and radical professors to do!
Wait, it is probably a Booosh/Zionist conspiracy to hide the truth. Yes, that's it! Booosh and those evil jooooos.
Related: "Paranormal Stories".
Does this count as having sex?
"Does this count as having sex? My friends r realy stupid n one of them met a stupid girl lol and he touched her breasts and she touched his penis, does that count as like having......sex? appreciate the feedback thanks.
"No, it does not count as having sex"....Sas
"is it a major or minor sin, are there any speicific punishments, my friends are all extremely paranoid i hate to see them like that"
"I do not know, but I know its a sin for sure."....Sas
"what does count as having sex then[happy face]"?
"Having Sex counts as having sex".....Sas
Disclaimer, for scratch your head purpose only and not meant to imply Sas knows about sex..nor the inquirer was serious about the queston...ed
Update by Rusty: Maybe Bill Clinton inquired with Sasjmal shortly before Monica? That might explain a lot.
Canadian GIMF Jihadi Planned "Snowball Bomb"
Said Namouh, a Canadian member of the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF], had made a video for distribution through the jihad propaganda network's "Voice of the Caliphate" TV showing how a bomb could be hid in a snowball. Nahmouh, who was better known by his online jihadi name of "Nashraf", helped the GIMF produce videos in support of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
He was arrested for his part in a plot to blow up American interests in Austria, but when the Mounties arrived at his home they found a treasure trove of terrorist materials---literally thousands of hours of propaganda encouraging the killing of non-Muslims.
I'll send you over to this post by Kyros, but if you're interested in the real connections between online jihad supporters like GIMF and actual terrorism make sure to follow his link to the well researched National Post article.
McCain and Judges : Is "Enforcement of the Law" a Judge's "Sole Responsibility"?
Much has been made of McCain's recent promise on judges:
I intend to nominate judges who have proven themselves worthy of our trust that they take as their sole responsibility the enforcement of laws made by the people’s elected representatives, judges of the character and quality of Justices Roberts and Alito, judges who can be relied upon to respect the values of the people whose rights, laws and property they are sworn to defend.Some conservatives have found the above comforting. I (perhaps not surprisingly) find it troubling.
I probably wouldn't find it troubling if the above were just an off-the-cuff remark made at some routine campaign stop. That wasn't what this was. This was a prepared speech, and a damn important one, at that. Further, this was a critical portion of his speech, as many other commentators have acknowledged. Most of the articles I've read on the speech have specifically addressed this paragraph. Thus, I think we can reasonably assume that some thought was put into the words of what has been referred to as "McCain's promise on judges."
If we can assume that McCain's words mean something, what can we reasonably expect from the judicial appointees of a President McCain? Apparently, we can expect judges who take "enforcement of the laws" passed by Congress as their "sole responsibility." Given that the philosophy of the judges to be appointed is put forth as one of the principal reasons we are supposed to fall in behind McCain, I think it's a good idea to ask ourselves whether we really want judges who take enforcement of the laws as their sole responsibility.
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For my part, I want judges who take preservation of the Constitution as their primary responsibility. Enforcement of the laws is secondary. Here are just a few cases in which this tension comes into play:
McCain v. Wisconsin Right-to-Life : A suit over the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold law. The McCain-Feingold law restricts speech at the federal level. The First Amendment guarantees the right to freedom of speech and of the press. Should the court see its sole responsibility as "enforcing Congress' law" or "respecting the Constitution"?In each of the above cases, I'd much prefer judges who see their primary responsibility as preservation of the Constitution, and enforcement of only those laws that are consistent with our Constitution.
DC v. Heller : A suit over the constitutionality of the DC firearms laws, which ban all privately-owned handguns. The Second Amendment provides that the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Should the court "enforce Congress' law" or "respect the Constitution"?
Kelo v. City of New London : A suit over whether a local government can use eminent domain power to forcibly transfer land from one private entity to another. The Fifth Amendment places strict limits on the eminent domain power. Should the court simply enforce the decision of "the people's elected representatives" in this case?
US v. Lopez, Raich v. Gonzales : Suits over whether the Congress has legitimate power to impose a federal ban on firearms in or near schools (Lopez) or home-grown marijuana (Raich). The Constitution limits Congress' powers over local issues to "regulating interstate commerce." Should the court "enforce Congress' law" or "respect the Constitution"?
Grutter v. Bollinger : A suit over whether a public university can discriminate between applicants based on race. Such discrimination is often done pursuant to state laws. The Constitution guarantees "Equal Protection of the Laws." "Enforce the law" or "respect the Constitution"?
I'm more than a little concerned that John McCain doesn't appear to share that philosophy.
Yemen's Illogical Logic of Repression
“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty,” Thomas Jefferson.
As Yemenis struggle toward freedom from tyranny, the Yemeni government uses all means at its disposal to thwart the growing democracy movement. The regime simultaneously creates a façade of reform for the benefit of the western donors, often with depressingly good results.
Any real public accountability, however, would displace the corrupt oligarchy that pillaged Yemen’s economy, environment and natural resources for decades. Over the years, the state has become adroit at creative persecution, deploying a variety of duplicitous tactics to punish those who demand or exercise their constitutional rights.
To follow is a short list of activists that the Yemeni state has in its crosshairs and the blatantly illogical logic that the regime uses to target them; however the actual number is in the thousands.
Ayman M. Nasser (Blaming the Victim)
As Yemeni security forces began shooting into a crowd protesting in Aden on January 13, 2008, several people recorded the ensuing chaos and later uploaded the videos to Youtube.
Yemen’s Internet Provider (IP), the Yemeni government, blocked the bloody scenes from being viewed on the internet in Yemen, bouncing them as “pornography”. The protesters were demanding the equal rights denied to Southern Yemenis since the civil war in 1994.
Three southern demonstrators were killed at that protest, bringing to 17 the number of demonstrators shot dead since August 2007, indicating either a premeditated pattern of intimidation or severe lack of discipline by police. The security officers who killed the demonstrators were not held accountable for the deaths; the protest organizers were.
On January 29, Aden’s prosecutor charged Ayman M. Nasser, the Editor in Chief of Attariq Newspaper, with “transgressing the Republic’s independence, undermining security and social stability, exposing transportation to jeopardy, and damaging private properties.” These charges stem solely from Mr. Nasser’s role as the media coordinator for the protests. The charges carry the death penalty.
Walid al-Saqaf (Information Black-out)
After the January protest, Yemen’s IP blocked Yemeni citizens from viewing seven popular Yemen based news and information websites, including the news aggregator YemenPortal.net and the human rights site, YemenHurr.net The Yemen Portal is Yemen’s first dedicated news crawler. It was blocked after including in its aggregation the Youtube videos of security forces shooting protesters. However, Yemen’s government controlled IP allows access to jihaddist websites.
The Yemen Portal was designed as a Master’s Thesis by Walid al-Saqaf who was warned not to include articles critical of the regime on the portal. After the Yemen Portal was blocked, Al-Saqaf vowed a campaign of electronic resistance, opening new domain names for the portal as fast the government could block the last. "We expect the authorities to go on blocking the third domain, after which we will simply launch a fourth. This will go on for as long as it takes." Al-Saqaf noted.
Yemen Portal has taken the lead in a national campaign against internet censorship. In one initiative, Yemen Portal now publishes the full content of all the news and opinion websites blocked by authorities. It is the only site that allows Internet users in Yemen unfettered access to all Yemen news as well as a true diversity of opinion. This week, “unknown assailants” trashed an automobile belonging to Yemen Portal’s management.
Nayef Hassan (The Terrorism Card)
In November, Editor Nayef Hassan and two journalists at al-Share Weekly were indicted in Yemen’s State Security Penal Court, which is reserved for terrorism cases. (Media cases are required by the constitution to be heard by the Press and Publications Court.) Al-Share published articles documenting the regime’s use of tribal fighters in its northern war against Shiite Zaidi rebels.
The Ministry of Defense which brought the indictment demanded the execution of the three journalists for “threatening national security, demoralizing the military and divulging state secrets.” However, the Defense Ministry itself had announced the induction of five thousand tribal fighters into a pro-regime militia. The Ministry also publicized a fatwa legitimizing rebel deaths and that of their “supporters”, a designation left to the interpretation of the tribal paramilitary.
The al-Share article also noted the military used Islamic extremists from the Aden Abyan Islamic Army as fighters and to train the tribal paramilitary. A purported spokesman for al-Qaeda admitted in the an interview that the Yemeni government asked the group to fight in the war against the rebels. The terrorists are not facing terror charges; the journalists are.
Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani (False Charges)
A similar case was described to the US Senate’s Foreign Relation’s Committee by Joel Campagna, the Committee to Protect Journalists Middle East Program Director, as “one of the year’s most troubling press freedom incidents.”
Journalist Abdelkarim al-Khaiwani is also on trial in the Specialized Penal Court. “The government made a slew of unsubstantiated accusations, reinforcing the belief among Yemeni journalists and political observers that the editor’s arrest was an attempt to punish him for his unrelenting criticism of the government’s fight against anti-government rebels in northwestern Yemen, as well as his writing about government nepotism,” Campagna testified.
Campagna also noted al-Khaiwani’s prior imprisonment in 2004 for insulting the president, the cloning of his newspaper and his abduction in 2007, when “the assailants threatened him, beat him, and tried to break his fingers. The gunmen also threatened to kill the journalist and his family if he wrote another word against the president or the country’s national unity.” An article about the President’s family triggered the death threat to al-Khaiwani’s family, and al-Khaiwani’s young daughter, Eeba, was slapped so hard during his arrest that she fell unconscious.
Ahmed Saif Hashid (Religious Incitement)
Ahmed Said Hasid is an editor, activist and Member of Yemeni Parliament. In a special televised session, eleven extremist members of Parliament labeled Mr. Hasid an apostate. He fears he may be killed by militants as a result.
In a telephone interview, Hashid told the Yemen Times, “I was considered a disbeliever due to some articles recently published in my newspaper, one of which reported a meeting with an insane person who said, ‘Allah was not fair to me.’ Another issue related to one of the ladies who inquired about a fatwa related to prayer and adultery.”
Mr. Hashid previously went public with testimony he collected from Yemeni prisoners who described torture by acid and electricity, arbitrary arrest, near starvation conditions, children jailed as hostages, political prisoners and tribal and private prisons. Hashid was named the Yemen Times “Person of the Year” in recognition of his humanitarian work.
The Yemeni Parliament however is in the process of revoking Hasid's parliamentary immunity so he can be prosecuted. Parliament has taken no steps to rescue the children in jail, the victims of torture or persons illegally detained in tribal prisons. Instead, the man seeking to rescue the children and his fellow citizens from inhumane conditions has been called a disbeliever on national TV.
The three branches of Yemeni government are highly criminalized, corrupt, dysfunctional and non-accountable. Elements of the fourth branch, the non-governmental media, the part which maintains its independence, has been blinded, cursed, muzzled and jailed.
On December 14, 2006, the US State Department advanced an initiative, “Defending the Defenders of Democracy.” Yet, despite all its rhetoric, the US State Department continues to defend the dictators. The US willful blindness to atrocities, and its applause for puppet shows, is itself a form of appeasing terrorism and will have the predictable result.
Yemenis are denied the right to read and speak about events in Yemen. Protests against social injustice are discouraged by bullets. Individual activists are swatted like flies. The 2006 elections were unfair, and the 2008 elections will likely be little better. The courts are politicized. Political parties are neither representative nor inclusive.
There is no outlet for the popular voice, no safe and effective way for the average Yemeni citizen to hold the government accountable. However that circumstance did not stop these five from claiming their rights. And there are thousands more Yemenis with the same determination. Calling them killers, terrorists and traitors does not change the reality that they are in fact heroes.
Jane Novak (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an American journalist, political analyst and an expert on Yemeni affairs.
Al Qaeda "New" Face of Terror?
Article at CBS discusses the "new face of terror" in regards to Americans being recruited and trained for attacks inside the U.S.
This certainly is nothing new to long time Jawa readers. Untold number of terrorist websites have been shut down by Jawa's. The websites are used for propoganda, "recruiting", and financing terrorism. Links are given at the sites for survival training, bomb making, etc for possibly those who are unable to leave the country to train arm and arm with alQaeda.
Unfortunately sometimes we run into a website whose owners of said site are "on the same page" of the blogger. I guess you could call this "safe sex". Take for instance a pimper of safe sex Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed. Prior providers shut his websites down due the content after Jawa's contacted them...alot.
He now has settled into his present site rather comfortably knowing who he has the backing of.
This recent post by Rusty appeared to ire Inshallahshaheed. So much so that he has been commenting here. His comments remain up at Jawa, our comments on his blog are deleted....Sammys form of free speech doesn't include us.
Video of CBS's "Fear of Domestic Terrorists" below the fold.
Good News! Pakistani Nuke Workers Go Missing
Could be worse, they're described as "technicians" and not as "scientists" which I'm guessing means they don't have the background to help their Taliban captors develop their own nuclear capability. In fact, it sounds like if they have a scientific background at all it's as geologists. So, unless the Taliban are planning to begin their nuclear program by mining low-grade uranium, we're in no imminent danger.
The bad news is that it happened the same day that Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan was kidnapped on Pakistani soil. Which suggests the lawlessness of Pakistan's "tribal regions" are worse than even the Pakis were aware of. And although the Taliban seem to be increasingly factionalized along tribal lines, they're still the Taliban.
Two employees of Pakistan's atomic energy agency have been abducted in the country's restive north-western region abutting the Afghan border, police say.Thanks to Dan.
The technicians went missing on the same day as Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, was reportedly abducted in the same region. ...
The workers from Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission were on a mission to map mineral deposits in the mountains when they were kidnapped, police say.
"The technicians were going for some geological survey in the area when they were kidnapped at gunpoint along with their driver," Romail Akram, a senior police official, told Reuters news agency.
Their vehicle was intercepted by masked gunmen in the Dera Ismail Khan district, a stronghold of local militants.
Five Muslims Arrested in Mohammed Cartoon Murder Plot
Jyllands-Posten, the Danish paper the first published the cartoon drawn by Kurt Westergaard of a bomb on Mohammed's turban, has this:
Early Tuesday morning, Danish police arrested several people with a Muslim background suspected of conspiring to kill Kurt Westergaard, a Danish cartoonist with Morgenavisen Jyllands-Posten....
The group arrested includes Danish as well as foreign citizens. The Danish Security and Intelligence Service have followed the group for months...
Statement by cartoonist Kurt Westergaard:Good news everyone, Allahpundit reports:
"Of course I fear for my life after the Danish Security and Intelligence Service informed me of the concrete plans of certain people to kill me. However, I have turned fear into anger and indignation. It has made me angry that a perfectly normal everyday activity which I used to do by the thousand was abused to set off such madness.
The AP has information on only three of the suspects, but says one of them will be released — and the other two merely deported back to Tunisia.Concrete plot to murder a man, and one is released and two others deported? Justice, European style.
Iran Executes American
In effigy, of course. What, you really think they have the balls to take on the Great Satan?
More Bad News from the Heartland of the Sunni Insurgency
Bad for Democrats, that is:
The violent strain of anti-Americanism in Fallujah and the surrounding area has ebbed almost completely. People here know Americans are not the enemy. They know Americans protect them from murder and intimidation from the head-choppers and car bombers. They know Americans provide medical care to Iraqis hurt by insurgents and even to insurgents wounded in battle.I'd say that America is going to wake up at some point and realize that we won in Iraq, but I don't think it's going to happen. With absolutely zero coverage of Iraq on TV news, it's doubtful people know or care about the Petraeus victory. No, we'll go into fall's election with a view of Iraq based on BDS and two year old information completely unchallenged by the major media outlets.
So, bad for the Democrats? Not really. What people don't know can't hurt them--the Democrats, that is.
Stupid Veepstakes Picks
What God gave you the right?
A wife remembers 9/11:
Hey Jules, it’s Brian. I’m on a plane and it’s hijacked and it doesn’t look good. I just wanted to let you know that I love you, and I hope to see you again. If I don’t, please have fun in life and live your life the best you can. Know that I love you, and no matter what, I’ll see you again.Never forget the pain and anger.
AP Embedded With Terrorists ... Again
Once again we have an AP stringer rubbing shoulders with a terrorist organization. No thanks to Soccer Dad.
Time to Nuke Gaza
Did I say nuke? I meant, time for an all out assault on Gaza. And this time it's not me, it's some dude at Harvard:
All-Out Assault. This strategy would utilize Israel’s technological superiority to end, once and for all, the rocket firing from Gaza. ...The idea is to destroy the Hamas infrastructure and restore Fatah to power in Gaza. Which is crazy, because he seems to forget that rockets were being fired daily from Gaza when Fatah was in charge.
In sum, an Israeli ultimatum followed by a full-scale attack on Gaza would appear to be Israel’s best option for stopping the rocket attacks.
So, how do you get terrorist rocket attacks to stop from Gaza? Like I said, anything short of nuking the place would only be a temporary fix Too bad for nuclear fallout, otherwise it wouldn't be such a bad option.
How do you fix Gaza? You don't.
U.S. Navy Fires on Somali Pirates
(Horn of Africa) Last week, Somali pirates claiming to be eco-warriors hijacked a Danish boat, the 115-foot Svitzer Korsakov, manned by a British captain, and Irish engineer and four Russian crew members. The pirates demanded a ransom.
U.S. warships fired on Somali pirates trying to resupply colleagues who hijacked a Danish-owned tug boat, a district commissioner said Monday.The U.S. Navy denies knowledge of the incident.
"Some of the artillery shells hit around the coastline but no human casualties were reported. Unfortunately the gangs escaped," Abdullahi Said, the district commissioner for Eyl, told the AP by phone.
Eco-warriors, eh? Of course, this would seem to indicate that the resumes of thug pirates and eco-warriors read pretty much the same.
Dolly Parton's Puppies
Dolly Parton will postpone her U.S. tour for 6 to 8 weeks because of back problems created by her remarkable breasts.
"But hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don't have back problems."The tour was scheduled to begin on February 28 to promote a new collection of music, "Backwoods Barbie." Parton said she will be good as new in a few weeks.
The Jawa Report: Radio Edition Is Now Taking Calls
If you would like to call in to tomorrow night's (or today's depending on time zone) Jawa Report: Radio Edition, here are the rules.
You must be in the chat room.
If you are in the chat room as "guest-whatevernumber" please identify yourself and let us know that it's you on the line.
Also note that the call is not toll free, so use a cell phone with free long distance or something. Oh, wait, I forgot, we're all filthy rich neofascist RethugliKKKans, who cares what it costs!!!!
If we see a call come up and no mention of it in the chat room, it won't be let through.
The call-in number will be at the link for the show on the official Jawa Report: Radio Edition post that will go up sometime (today) tomorrow afternoon.
Here's the roster for the night of February 12th:
And a special Guest Panelist.
Hope to see you then!
February 11, 2008
This Taliban Website Pwnage Dedicated to ISAF Troops in Afghanistan
You keep killing the Taliban, and we'll keep pwning their websites.
Yesterday the newest iterations of the Taliban's website looked like this:
Today it looks more like this:
It's hammer time!
Sorry Jawa playas for not letting you in on tonight's anti-Taliban action. Rusty just wanted to see if he still had his magic mojo. We'll let you know next time we go after Qari Muhammad Yussuf (Ahmadi), Zabihullah Mujahid, Adil Watanmal, and the rest of the Taliban's online propaganda crew.
Video: Iraqi Terrorist Child Abuse
Screencap taken from terrorist group Jaish al Mujahideen propaganda video.
Don't watch the video if you don't want to be bored out of your skull. How boring? Think 45 minutes of home video boring. Mostly kids reciting versus from the Koran.
The point of the video seems to be that the jihadis are already preparing the next generation of martyrs in Iraq by filling these kids with hate propaganda at an early age. I will note that the kids seem to be getting indoctrinated at a Sunni mosque while armed guards stand at the door [about 27 minutes in].
Some of the kids seem young. How young? Think five or six.
Also note that while the propagandist has no problem showing the faces of the kids, they do go out of their way to cover up the identity of the Imam giving the sermon, the guards at the door, and all the women.
Two CBS Journalists Kidnapped in Iraq
The return of kidnapping chic or just a series of unfortunate hostage takings right after another? Whatever the reason, sad news out of Iraq today where two CBS journalists have been kidnapped.
No word on the names of the journalists, but the pair were kidnapped in Basra. While CBS is careful not to point fingers, Basra means one thing: Shiite country.
Update by Vicki: (Via Dinah Lord) One of the kidnapped journalists has been unofficially identified as British photojournalist Richard Butler. The other is believed to be his Iraqi translator.
The good news: Shiite jihadis generally are under the influenced of Iran or of Iraqi Islamists like Muqtada al Sadr--both groups that are extremely sensitive to their public images and like to play nice with the press. If Shiite militia--even "rogue elements"--- took the journos hostage, there's a good chance they'll be released unharmed.
The bad news: A group of five security contractors was kidnapped near Basra in January of 2007 and are still missing despite a $150,000 reward to any one who can help secure the release of the hostages. If a criminal gang took the journalists hostage, God help them.
Pakistani Ambassador to Afghanistan Taken Hostage
Scary: Pakistani TV is reporting that Tariq Azizuddin, the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, has gone missing along with his two bodyguards. Scarier: The British press is reporting that Azizuddin has been kidnapped. Scariest: Ambassador Azizuddin was reportedly kidnapped on the Pakistani side of the border as he was on his way to Afghanistan.
Azizuddin was on the road from Peshewar to Kabul and was inside the tribally administered Khyber area when all contact was lost. Police from the Khyber Agency say they believe Azizuddin was kidnapped. Pakistan is playing down the possibility that he was kidnapped by the Taliban.
I expect we'll be hearing demands that Pakistan release Taliban prisoners or Ambassador Azizuddin will be beheaded in 3...2...1...
The Urdu-language website of Pakistan's independent television network GEO TV reports that the Pakistani ambassador to Afghanistan, Tariq Azizuddin, has gone missing while travelling from the Pakistani city of Peshawar to Kabul. According to the report originating from federally-administered Khyber Agency, the ambassador went missing along with his two guards.BBC:
Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan has gone missing before he was due to cross into Afghanistan from Pakistan.
Sources have told the BBC that the ambassador, Tariq Azizuddin, was kidnapped in the Khyber tribal agency close to the Afghan border.
Stupid & Disgusting al Qaeda Video of the Day: IED vs Civilian SUV
Disgusting or just stupid? How about both. This is an Islamic State in Iraq, the official face of al Qaeda in Iraq, video allegedly showing an IED blowing up an "American intelligence contractor's vehicle".
a) The video ends before you see any damage, so it's not clear if the vehicle's occupants are even wounded. Stupid.
b) There's no indication this is anything other than an SUV belonging to an Iraqi civilian. What, all SUV's belong to "American intelligence contractors"? Right. No evidence whatsoever that the vehicle is anything but civilian. NONE. So, we have al Qaeda in Iraq boasting that they've blown up what appears to be an innocent civilian just motoring along the highway. Disgusting.
Al Qaeda in Iraq: Stupid and disgusting.
Vampire-Werewolf Child Rapist!
Be on the lookout for a vampire/werewolf hybrid out to take away your daughters virtue!
D&D players finally lose virginity. Dorks now have a way of scoring with other dorks: claim you're a vampire... or a werewolf...or a vampire werewolf. There's hope for Doriangrey after all!
Don't know if you're a vampire-werewolf hybrid? Take the vampire/werewolf hybrid self-test.
Epidemic in Yemen: Death by Profuse Bleeding
Yemenonline: Local sources from Dhamar Governorate's Wissab Al-A'li reported that unknown epidemic have started to spread in the district's villages and areas. It has so far killed three people...The disease is characterized by continuous nose bleeding resulting in death few hours later. It also hinted that dozens of Al-Ja'aurah area are afflicted by the same disease. Meanwhile, the sources mentioned that locals contacted the governor's office for immediate action; however, concerned authorities turned deaf ear to citizens' appeals.
Ebola? Sarin, in its impure form, caused bleeding from the nose and mouth in the Sarin gas attacks in Tokyo. Contamination from illegal pesticides is a possibility in Yemen where internationally banned pesticides are smuggled and used in abundance.
Freedom of Expression Go to Hell
Followers of Omar Bakri Mohammed make Cracked Magazine's 25 Most Nonsensical Protest Signs.
Top Taliban Leader Killed [UPDATE: Captured?] in Pakistan
UPDATE 12:00: Some conflicting reports here. New reports indicate Dadullah has been captured alive and that his wounds weren't critical. That's even better news.
So, would anyone seriously object to waterboarding Dadullah since we know he was on the Taliban's operational side?
Mansoor Dadullah, one of the top men in the Taliban's organization, was killed today after a shootout with the Paki military. Dadullah had operational control over Taliban forces in Southern Afghanistan, but last month an offical statement came out saying that Dadullah had been removed from his post.
Zabiullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson who is frequently mentioned here at The Jawa because of our ongoing conflict over his website, had made the original announcement that Dadullah had been removed from the Taliban leadership, but today Mujahid claimed that Dadullah was still part of the Taliban. If you'd like to give Zabiullah Mujahid a call or drop him a note, his telephone and e-mail address are provided at the end of this post.
Last June Mansoor Dadullah starred in a Taliban "graduation film" [pictured above] in which advised would-be jihadis who had just completed training to blow themselves up. You first Mansoor. You first.
In any event, Jimbo suggests that it's time to break out the cowbell. I'm inclined to agree.
Mansoor Dadullah, brother of slain Taliban military commander Mullah Dadullah, was among five militants caught after a shootout near a seminary in southwestern Baluchistan province around 10 a.m., a local intelligence official told The Associated Press.
A senior military official said Dadullah died of his wounds while being flown to a hospital with the other four injured men.On Monday, Mujahid said Dadullah was still part of the Taliban movement, but that he was no longer an operational commander in southern Afghanistan. Mujahid said he had no comment on Dadullah's reported capture and email@example.com
Dadullah told the AP in a phone interview in January that he remained a Taliban commander and had asked the militia's supreme leader Mullah Omar to dispel "rumors" of his dismissal.
He also claimed that he had met with al-Qaida's No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri a few months ago but had never met with Osama bin Laden. He said Taliban and al-Qaida fighters in Helmand were fighting alongside each other and sharing tactics.
The operation was carried out in the Gwal Ismailzai village, 150 miles northeast of the Baluchistan capital, Quetta, by a joint force of police, anti-terrorism forces and army commandos.Source
Zabiullah's satellite phone: (011 from US, then) 8821621360585
Six Gitmo Detainees To Be Charged with Thousands of Murders
OK I understand they have to charge what they have the proof on, but how about charging bin Attash with the USS Cole bombing?
Yahoo News: The Pentagon is charging six detainees at Guantanamo Bay with murder and war crimes in connection with the Sept. 11 terror attacks on America, and will seek the death penalty....
The New York Times reported in Monday's editions that the others (besides KSM) are Mohammed al-Qahtani, the man officials have labeled the 20th hijacker; Ramzi Binalshibh, said to have been the main intermediary between the hijackers and leaders of Al Qaeda; Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, known as Ammar al-Baluchi, a nephew of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who has been identified as Mohammed's lieutenant for the 2001 operation; al-Baluchi's assistant, Mustafa Ahmad al-Hawsawi; and Waleed bin Attash, a detainee known as Khallad, who investigators say selected and trained some of the hijackers.
From my article, The USS Cole Bombing, A Seven Year Prespective:
Bin Laden made a deal with the Yemeni government in 1999, according to the 9/11 Commission Report. After A l-Qaeda operative Khallad bin Attash was arrested in Yemen, Bin Laden contacted a Yemeni official and bargained for Attash’s release. The Yemeni regime released Attash and promised not to confront al-Qaeda. In exchange, Bin Laden pledged not to attack Yemen. This pattern of negotiation continues today.
In 1999, Attash returned to Afghanistan. In January 2000 Attash along with Yemeni Fahd al-Quso attended a high level al-Qaeda meeting in Malaysia at which the attacks on the USS Cole and the World Trade Center were discussed and planned. Attash, who was captured by US forces in Pakistan in 2003, confessed to organizing the Cole attack according to a military transcripts released at his hearing held at Guantanamo Bay. Al-Quso who helped prepared the bombing of the USS Cole was found guilty in a Yemeni court.
Muslim Inbreeding Causing Increase in UK Birth Defects
“If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”
From the Times Online:
A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society.The full article is here.
Medical research suggests that while British Pakistanis are responsible for 3% of all births, they account for one in three British children born with genetic illnesses.
Click "Read More" to view the end result.
I can see it now - the British remake of "Deliverance", featuring Islamic Rage Boy playing "Dueling Sitars" on his front porch.
Pelosi Offers Words of Encouragement to al Qaeda Forces in Iraq
Still following the grand Democrat strategy to defeat US troops in Iraq, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi does her bit:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush’s troop surge has “not produced the desired effect."Meanwhile, back in the real world, here's a terrorist leader whose forces have been virtually destroyed (20 left out of 600), whining about the cruel, cruel world in his captured diary.
Nancy, your boys are losing, better step up the propaganda efforts.
Yemen Uses Religious Incitement to Target Activist MP Ahmed Saif Hashid
Ahmed Said Hasid is an editor, activist and Member of Yemeni Parliament. In a televised session, extremist members of Parliament labeled Mr. Hasid a "disbeliever". He expects to be killed by militants as a result.
The Jawa Report published testimony Mr. Hashid collected from prisoners describing torture, near starvation, children jailed and illegal private prisons. Links to the witness testimony and my interview with Mr. Hashid are below the fold. Hashid was also named the Yemen Times Person of the Year in recognition of his humanitarian work.
Yemeni Parliamentarians forwarded a lawsuit to the prosecutor demanding that Hasid's parliamentary immunity be revoked so he can be prosecuted. They also demand that the newspaper that Mr. hasid founded, Al-Mustaqilah, be closed down. Yemen's Parliament has taken no steps to rescue the children in jail, the victims of torture or persons illegally detained in tribal prisons.
In a telephone interview, Hashid told the Yemen Times, “I was considered a disbeliever due to some articles recently published in my newspaper, one of which reported a meeting with an insane person who said, ‘Allah was not fair to me.’ Another issue related to one of the ladies who inquired about a fatwa related to prayer and adultery.”
Witness Testimony From the Dungeons of Yemeni Prisons
After Interview with Me, Yemen Revokes MP Hashid's Immunity
Website: "Every one of you must kill an infidel!"
"If you want Allah to grant you victory, every one of you must kill an infidel!"
Taliban Recruiting Brits
The Taliban are thought to be recruiting an increasing number of fighters from Britain after RAF experts overheard secret transmissions from the Afghan frontline spoken in broad Midlands and Yorkshire accents.
Specialists in top secret surveillance planes listened in on radio traffic broadcast by the Taliban in Helmand province and heard fighters talking in thick regional accents.Their native language, of course, is English.
The discovery indicates that a growing number of British-born Muslim are turning their backs on the West and moving to Afghanistan to be trained as fighters.
It has been reported that RAF radio operators were able to hear the young fighters speaking in clear Bradford and West Bromwich accents.
The linguistics experts were listening to the conversations from specially adapted Nimrod planes flying above the province.
The Taliban reportedly spoke mainly in Afghan Persian or Pashto - but when they were stuck for words, they would slip back into their native language.
Bat Ye'or On the Dhimmitude of the West
A conversation with Bat Ye’or:
Obama and his supporters do not seem to understand that Europe has failed. Today, European dissidents are forming movements against the European Union whose policies have led to the Islamification of Europe. Europe is suffering from a huge Muslim immigration problem. The Muslim immigrants do not want to integrate into a modern, tolerant state and they want to impose Sha’ria law on us all.
Attempted Cover-Up of Illegal Worker in British Parliament
(London) A 31-year-old Brazilian national, Elaine Chaves Aparecida, was arrested on January 31 after attempting to gain access to the Houses of Parliament using another person's security badge.
Subsequently, it was learned that Aparecida arrived at Heathrow Airport in 2004, fled from immigration authorities and disappeared into the accommodating abyss of British society.
Meanwhile, during an apparent pause in rational thinking, the British Home Office tried to hide the scandalous incident.
The latest security blunder to hit the Government was only revealed when an insider leaked the contents of a confidential memo (image) to Home Office minister Liam Byrne.As a cleaner, Aparecida had widespread access to many areas of Parliament including the offices of MPs and peers.
The memo admitted Ms Aparecida worked at the Houses of Parliament from December 3 as an employee of cleaning contractor Emprise Services.
The document also advised ministers to keep quiet about the incident unless asked by the media "given recent coverage of security guards employed illegally at Government offices."
Outrage at the security breach was immediate. Conservatives called it "terrifying" and suggested that illegal workers may be employed at other jobs in Parliament.
February 10, 2008
Updated...US Seized Al-Qaeda Documents Tells of Crisis
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During a US raid on an al-Qaeda base near Samarra in November a 39-page letter was seized. The US military released extracts yesterday of that letter. The following are some bits from one of al-Qaeda's leaders in Anbar province:
Al-Qaeda in "extraordinary crisis". Last year's mass defection of ordinary Sunnis from al-Qaeda to the US military "created panic, fear and the unwillingness to fight". The terrorist group's security structure suffered "total collapse"...More of this document at Times at above link.
The words in the above document and the following paint a different picture from the "General Betray Us" crowd and also what I read at some terrorists lovers sites such as Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed.
"Down's Syndrome Bombers is a dirty Kaffir lie" and "alQaeda doesn't train children for fighting. "They were mimicking our brave brothers. Those were "toy"guns." It is a dirty lie." "The fighters are stronger that ever." Well Sammy, if you are not careful you may get hemmroids after reading these. Speaking of hemmroids...where is Adam the goat herding un-American alQaeda terrorist spokesperson?
Enough with those asshats. The following is the first page of the second document which is a "bitter" 16 page testament written last October by a local al-Qaeda leader Abu-Taniq. The US Military released it fully translated with names redacted, and there are alot of names!
In the Name of Allah the Most Merciful the Most Compassionate
Date: Third of Shawaal of 1428 Hijri(H)[Gregorian: 15 Oct 2007]
This is My Will:
I am Abu-Tariq, Emir [leader] of Al-Layin and al-Mashahdah Sector.
There were almost 600 fighters in our Sector before the Tribes changed course 360 degrees under the influence of the so-called Islamic Army (Deserter of Jihad) and other known believer groups. Many of our fighters quit and some of them joined the deserters, and later on I will mention the names of Fighters who stood by us (faithful fighters), but things started getting worse ever since, and as a result of that the number of fighters dropped down to 20 or less which led us to move some of our vehicles to another location (Al-Muthanna Establishment Area) for security reason where our brother (redacted) is stationed at(I will also mention the type vehicles at the end.)
Abu-Tariq really doesn't seem to be to happy. Fighters deserting, running out of money, no one paying them back and defaulting on their loans etc. Basically it appears he feels screwed. Thats a good thing..teh.
You can read the rest of the letter in PDF here. Below the fold is a screen shot of the letter in Arabic. h/t "L & L" and "Prof Chaos"
Update from comments...Looks like Inshallashaheed had one of his buds comment and sign his name. We all know Sammy is way to skeeeerd to do it himself. He is bragging at his blog that jawa got pwnd?!?! WTF is that..lol
The comment sounds like something I have read from Yousef al-Khattab. Remember, he is the Jewish convert to Islam that learned how to stick pins into a puppet and make a video! ROFLMAO, no wonder there is bragging? going on...such idjits!
Anonymous v. Scientology: The Epic Struggle Continues...
The battle has spilled over into the real world in a massive way.
Read about some of the latest developments here.
But...But...What About the SUPREME COURT!?!?!?
Despite the fact that most conservatives disagree with John McCain about the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, immigration, tax policy, waterboarding, Gitmo, wiretapping terrorists, the constitutional rights of enemy combatants, and...well, just about everything else, we are told by our elites that we must close ranks and fall in behind John McCain because of the criticality of a handful of issues. One of the critical issues cited in support of this argument is the makeup of the United States Supreme Court.
We've all heard the pitch. The court, we are told, "hangs in the balance." There is presently a consistent 4-4 left-right balance on the court, with a swing vote (Kennedy) who votes more often than not with the conservatives. At least two Supreme Court justices are almost certain to be replaced this next go-round. Republican Presidents, as we know, appoint conservative justices, while Democrat Presidents appoint the liberal justices. The implication is, I think, that if even two justices retire under a Democrat President, our 5-4 majority could become a 6-3 minority. The stakes, in short, are just too high.
Sounds pretty scary, don't it?
Problem is, a good part of "the pitch" is bullshit.
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For starters, there is no consistent, 4-4 left-right voting pattern in the Supreme Court. In many cases, the court's rulings are unanimous. Some decisions split across the left-right line, others don't. Out of a group of 72 decisions studied last year, only 24 came down to a 5-4 vote of any type. Of the 72 decisions, only 13 fit the "5 conservatives to 4 liberals" pattern. Other decisions, including some of the most political and controversial decisions, come down to some other mix.
Every term sees examples of "strange bedfellows" on the court. Hamdi v. Rumsfeld was all over the place. The awful Raich v. Gonzales decision split in a bizarre way, with Kennedy and Scalia joining the four liberals. (Contra to this, the Kelo v. New London case was a 5-4 left-right decision in which a more conservative replacement for Kennedy would probably have made for the right decision.)
It's not that there's not any difference between the justices, of course. It's just that the differences are far from being as "cut and dried" as the elites would have us believe.
It is true that there's a decent chance that one or two justices will retire in the next four years, but unfortunately for the liberals, the likely retirees aren't named Thomas, Scalia, Roberts or Alito. The two oldest justices are Stevens (age 87) and Ginsburg (age 74), both generally considered two of the most liberal justices. As far as I know, not a single one of the conservatives is considered a particularly likely retirement in the next four years. Thus, the next President might very well have the opportunity to replace a justice or two, but it's unlikely to affect the existing conservative wing of the court.
In other words, we're in a very different position from where we were in 2000 or 2004, when the next President was likely to be replacing both a conservative (Rehnquist) and a swing vote (O'Connor) during his term.
More importantly, we're in a very different position now than we will be in 2012. Both Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will hit 80 years of age before the end of the 2012-2016 term. Whoever is elected President in 2012 term will be much more likely to affect the makeup of the conservative end of the court than the next President will.
Trusting the Maverick
The argument for McCain built on judicial appointments assumes that John McCain will do something good in that area (such as nominating Janice Rogers Brown) instead of something horrible (such as nominating Teddy Kennedy). This, my friends, is a very shaky foundation on which to build one's case.
Solidly conservative Presidents can't be counted on to nominate solid justices, and the track record of Republican moderates is even worse. George W. Bush tried to give us Harriet Miers. George, Sr. gave us the liberal David Souter. Reagan gave us O'Connor and Kennedy. Ford gave us the very liberal John Paul Stevens. Of the four "liberals" on the current court, only two (Ginsburg and Breyer) were nominated by a Democrat.
Given this historical reality, is there really a high likelihood that our stubborn Maverick John McCain, darling of the New York Times and Washington Post, even understands the meaning of "justices in the mold of Thomas and Scalia," much less is prepared to follow through with that plan in the face of withering media criticism? Not much, folks.
And no, I'm not saying that Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama would nominate better justices than McCain. What I'm saying is that the chance that John McCain's judicial appointments will be huge disappointments is well nigh 100%, and the idea that John "Thumb in Yer Eye" McCain can be counted on to bow to the will of conservatives on anything, including judicial appointments, is poppycock.
The Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Cry Me A River Edition
Fatwas will be issued on the next Jawa Report: Radio Edition airing this coming Tuesday at 8 p.m. Central, 9 p.m. Eastern.
According to longstanding tradition, the BSCC is a sticky. Scroll down for new content, if any. Which there shouldn't be. Sheesh, take a break, people.
P.S. Quit bitching about last week. I'm sorry that I have a life.
This Would Explain A Lot - Updated
Like burqas and unibrows.
From the Timesonline:
A government minister has warned that inbreeding among immigrants is causing a surge in birth defects - comments likely to spark a new row over the place of Muslims in British society.Mitigating the damage to the Muslim gene pool is the public service being provided by the US in Iraq and Afghanistan, where the military is busily exterminating the stupidest, most gullible members of the Islamic world.
Phil Woolas, an environment minister, said the culture of arranged marriages between first cousins was the “elephant in the room”. Woolas, a former race relations minister, said: “If you have a child with your cousin the likelihood is there’ll be a genetic problem.”
The minister, whose views were supported by medical experts this weekend, said: “The issue we need to debate is first cousin marriages, whereby a lot of arranged marriages are with first cousins, and that produces lots of genetic problems in terms of disability [in children].”
Update: The Muslim Public Affairs Committee reacts to the warning:
The claims infuriated the Muslim Public Affairs Committee (MPAC) which called on the prime minister to "sack him".Translation: "We're not listening to you! WE'RENOTLISTENINGTOYOU! LALALALALALA..."
MPAC spokesman Asghar Bukhari said Mr Woolas' comments "verged on Islamophobia".
Got Milk? "Yummy Mummy" has Skin!
For all you sharia err worm-like amphibian lovers this is what BBC crew "caught on film".
"One of the strangest meal-times in the animal kingdom has been caught on film by a BBC crew. The team recorded footage of a female wom-like amphibian, called caecilian, allowing her young to peel off and eat her skin. Scientists have only recently discovered this bizarre parental behaviour."
Watch "yummy mummy" feeding young her skin!
Hidden for those of you who have not eaten yet...yuk
British Journalist Admires Sharia
With all the craziness of Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams "sharia law" comment it is suprising who is apparently standing up to "defend " said law.
NBC Tel Aviv bureau chief Martin Fetcher tells of a time he and Richard Mills, the Times photographer, had a incident in Somalia happen that was eventually settled in an "sharia court" through the alQaeda linked Islamic Courts Council.
Apparently two drivers where blocking each other in a crowded market place and neither would give.
"A furious argument flared up, and our bodyguards drew their guns. Happily, the Islamic Courts Council policemen arrived in the nick of time and escorted us all to the nearest Sharia court."
Fletcher goes on to say "the drivers then argued their case with a couple of religious elders. Court ended soon for prayers. Upon resuming they were told to apologize to each other, which they did."
Besides the above the following statement by Fletcher appears to show his fondness for sharia law. Unbelievable....
"The court performed its duty with admirable dispatch and minimal fuss and everyone went away happy. It was quicker, cheaper and just as effective as a British magistrates' court..
Marines Told to Leave Toledo
(Toledo, Ohio) It seems that everyone in Toledo was expecting the U.S. Marines to arrive yesterday for three days of training. Everyone that is, except the Democrat mayor.
A company of Marine Corps Reservists received a cold send-off from downtown Toledo yesterday by order of Mayor Carty Finkbeiner.Reportedly, the 1st Battalion, 24th Marines regularly visits Toledo for training and, according to Company Commander Major Jeffrey O'Neill, the city has always been a gracious host. Nevertheless, Mayor Finkbeiner ordered the Marines to leave Toledo by 6PM.
The 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines, based in Grand Rapids, Mich., planned to spend their weekend engaged in urban patrol exercises on the streets of downtown as well as inside the mostly vacant Madison Building, 607 Madison Ave.
Toledo police knew days in advance about their plans for a three-day exercise. Yet somehow the memo never made it to Mayor Finkbeiner, who ordered the Marines out yesterday afternoon just minutes before their buses were to arrive.
"The mayor asked them to leave because they frighten people," said Brian Schwartz, the mayor's spokesman.
Tip: Patrick Poole
Jihad Sheilas - Must See Video
The following video deals with 2 female Australian converts to Islam.
You will not find this comforting, as it clearly illuminates the way weak personalities are drawn into the world of Islam and, ultimately, jihad.
Below is part 1 of 7. The rest are below the fold.
"A lot more converts embrace the so-called Wahhabi, or hard-line fundamentalist's branch of Islam, because that is the pure Islam."
Keep this in mind when viewing news about the spread of Shari'a into western society, and particularly when you read headlines like this.
Ht - ArcticGarlicX2
UPDATE: From Jane comes this link to an article about the film.
Seems the "sheilas" are a tad upset, claiming they were misrepresented in the video, and that they thought they were making an entirely different documentary.
Sucks to be them.
I'm Still Not Jumping Onboard the "Straight Talk Express"
I know some of the right-wing blogosphere has decided to let bygones be bygones with McCain, close ranks with the GOP for the good of the party and the maintenance of troop levels in Iraq. I'm not going to say they're wrong for doing that. I'm sure they've weighed the available options and decided, in their own judgment, that closing in behind McCain is the best choice. For my part, I've weighed the issues and decided that it isn't. I'm willing to respect the judgment of my fellow bloggers. I just disagree.
I'm not telling you to not vote for John McCain. I'm telling you to get informed, weigh your options carefully and use your own judgment.
For my part, when I look at this:
I just can't help but be reminded of this:
...which inevitably reminds me of this:
...and that, boys and girls, gets my blood boiling.
It seems a lot of folks seem to have forgotten what we went through last Summer over McCain's amnesty bill. Some of us haven't.
A lot of folks don't appear to be particularly concerned anymore about our broken borders and the loss of our national sovereignty. Some still are.
Michelle is still standing her ground, but maybe not for much longer:
Sorry, I’m not ready yet to submit just yet.I wouldn't hold my breath hoping that McCain's going to tack right from here on out.
Endorsements are all well and good, but personnel is policy. And McCain has done nothing to disassociate himself from anti-conservative, pro-border obliterationists. Less talk. More action.
If you liked Senator McCain, you're going to LOVE President McCain.
Berzerkely Protest "Gathering of Eagles"
Protest at the vagina warriors award ceremony by Gathering of Eagles.
"This is the perfect opportunity for us all to show how appreciative we are of their efforts to slander our military and Marines!"
Who: Code Pink founders
What: Vagina Warrior Awards
Where: Carroll community College Ampitheatre
1601 Washington Rd
Westminister, MD 21157
Map Link: here
When: Saturday, February 16, 2008
Berkeley City Council discuss the Marines
Friday Night Piano Fatality
It's that time: Vinnie's favorite time of the week!
Have you ever heard a piano played? I mean really played? Like, sparks shoot-out-of-the-strings and the soundboard-emits-its-own-center-of-gravity piano playing?
Check out Vladimir Horowitz - one of the most acclaimed pianists of any period - playing the famous cadenza of the awe-inspiring, terror-inducing 3rd Piano Concerto by Rachmaninoff.
When God created the concert grand piano, this piece is precisely what he had intended for them.
Vid runs from the cadenza to the end of the 1st movement (about five and a half minutes).
HEAR THE OSSIA CADENZA BELOW THE FOLD --->
Here's the darker, more brooding, more chord-tastic ossia ('other') cadenza that I actually like better, but the Horowitz video was the best quality. Both are written to be played at this part in the concerto, and the pianist chooses which version he wants to play:
February 08, 2008
Attn. Youtube User OumMoadh
Adam Gadahn Still Missing, Taliban Worried
All Azzam's terrorist buddies are just so worried about him.
Via NBC's Deep Backround: Jihadist sources on the Pakistan side of the border are telling local journalists they are worried. One who described himself as a “very close friend” of Gadahn said the 28-year-old California native had until recently been spending most of his time in the populated areas of South Waziristan, near the towns of Wana, Azam Warsak and Shahkai.A bit early for the cowbell, but its looking more and more like something bad happened to Azzam.
The same friend said Gadahn had left for North Waziristan a week before the Predator attack in Mir Ali, where he was supposed to attend “an important meeting”. The friend said that, after the Predator attack on January 31, they lost “all contact” with Gadahn.
"All our friends are worried about him but so far we could not make any contact with him. We had sent two of our friends to Mir Ali to locate him and provide us with details about him," the supposed friend explained.
He added that other militants who traveled with Gadahn also were missing.
How, Talibans might ask, is it possible that the strongest and best-equipped army on earth has killed Adam despite him being protected by lightly-armed mujahidin?
The answer is self-evident: Predator!
UPDATE by Rusty: Roggio brings up the obvious: Shouldn't al Qaeda announce Gadahn's death since they announced al Libi's? Good point. Maybe Gadahn wasn't considered a big enough fish to merit an announcement? By all accounts, Gadahn himself was in charge of al Qaeda's as Sahab media operations.
So, who announces the death of the guy in charge of announcing every one's death? The kind of guy who rubs shoulders with all the bigwhigs, but who mostly sits in front of the computer with the latest video editing software he pirated. The kind of guy who only gets our attention because he's one of us and a traitor, and that really pisses us off?
Hey, it's a theory. And it's based on more than wishful thinking. Okay, it's mostly wishful thinking. But there are some facts in there. Somewhere.
As Allahpundit reminds us, Adam Gadahn is more than a traitor. He's a fat bastard of a traitor. I'll sleep better when I know he's dead.
GIMF: The AMERICAN Leader of al Qaeda in Somalia (& its U.S. Website)!!
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An American citizen claims to speak for an al Qaeda linked jihad group in Somalia. The terrorist group has a U.S. hosted website.
Late last month the Global Islamic Media Front [GIMF] released a statement from the Movement of Jihadi Youth [Shabab], an al Qaeda linked organization, which officially severed its ties from the Islamic Courts Union [ICU], the former government of Somalia which modeled itself after the Taliban movement, and which also has close ties to al Qaeda.
The root of the problem between the "Shabab" and the ICU is rooted in Eritrean influence over the ICU. The war between the UN backed Somali government has long been viewed as a proxy between Eritrea and Ethiopia. The GIMF statement from Shabab claims that the ICU is not committed enough to global jihad and the restoration of the caliphate, instead limiting its goals to a Taliban like state within the borders of Somalia at the behest of Eritrea which cannot be seen as supporting international jihadists.
In sum, the international jihadis who came to Somalia to fight the infidel at the behest of al Qaeda's call to arms are mad at some of the native Somali jihadis who have allied themselves with nationalists in order to retake control of Somalia.
But perhaps the most intriguing part of the document is that it is signed Abu Mansour Al-Amriki, or Abu Mansour from America.
An American leading al Qaeda forces in Somalia? An intriguing notion, and plausible, too. Here's a BBC interview from September of last year with an American fighting with the ICU.
The former "Foreign Minister" to the ICU government was also a naturalized U.S. citizen, Ibrahim Hassan Addou. Addou was a one time administrator at The American University in Washington, D.C. before returning to Somalia to take up a cabinet position with the African Taliban.
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. This is intriguing because there is a connection between Maldonado and GIMF through an extensive online jihad network once located (and to some extent still operational) at Wordpress.
Also part of that same network of online jihadis that links GIMF to convicted American terror supporter Daniel Aljughaifi (who's blog is still up) ? Samir Khan, aka inshallahshaheed. Here's a screenshot of a comment thread at Khan's old blog.
The person leaving a comment at Samir's old blog going by the name "GIMF" and who has the firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail, once ran GIMF's website here. "GIMF" gave several German TV interviews using the name “Musab” to explain the goals of the GIMF. "GIMF" is actually Mohammed Mahmoud, arrested in Austria for plotting to blow up US interests there.
If those connections weren't enough, Daniel "Aljughaifi" Maldonado moved from new Muslim convert to active supporter of jihad through his association with the Islamic Network. For a number of years he served as a moderator on the Islamic Network web forum. In addition to inspiring Aljughaifi to jihad, the website was instrumental in connecting 17 Canadian and two Americans with each other and to inspire them to plot acts of terror on U.S. soil.
And who owns Islamic Network? Sarfaraz Jamal, an American Muslim who personally called for the young men at the Islamic Network to participate in acts of jihad abroad. Relevance? Because Samir Khan's new blog is hosted by Muslimpad.com .... owned by none other than Sarfaraz Jamal!
So, is it plausible that a leader of the al Qaeda backed Shabaab movement is an American? Yes it is.
There's a pattern of American based al Qaeda supporters who go out of their way to distance themselves from encouraging acts of terror on domestic soil. They are very careful in avoiding the call for American Muslims to fight the U.S. abroad, as well. Instead they advocate American and Western Muslims going to places like Somalia, Kashmir, or Chechnya where they can fight the global jihad but can avoid the charge that they are encouraging treason or sedition.
And that pattern goes beyond encouragement of jihad, but has already directly led to a number of American Muslims traveling to Africa to fight a proxy war against the U.S. and its allies.
But there's more. You see, a Shabaab supporter has a blog called "Ashabaab al mujahideen". Where did I get the link? From Charlotte blogger and GIMF supporter Samir Khan, aka inshallahshaheed. Down in Ashabaab's "Worldwide Jihad" section is a link to the "official" website of the Shabab mujhadin--the same Somali organization mentioned above that has extensive ties to al Qaeda and has at least one American leader.
The Shabab website should look familiar to Jawa readers, as it's one we've dealt with in the past --- and successfully took down. Same website, new URL. And it's hosted in the U.S.!!
Another Liberal Admits to Liberal Media Bias
When groups like Media Matters accuse the media of being "right wing" they're revealing less about the media than they are about their own political leanings. Some people are just so far out in left field that even second base seems pretty far to the right.
So, when former Crossfire host Bill Press starts complaining about the liberal media, you know the mainstream media is now playing short-stop somewhere between Hugo Chavez on second and Fidel Castro on third.
Italy removes Jewish University Professors "Blacklist" off Internet
"Italian police are investigating an anti-Semitic blog listing the names of more than 150 "Jewish University Professors," which was removed from the Interent after protests from politicians and Jewish leaders."
Apparently the blog listed the names and workplaces of university professors which it accused of "publicly and politically" supporting Israel. The blog author, naturally, was anonymous. What a cowardly scum.
"It was taken down in the early afternoon on friday, said Emanuele Fini, one of the heads of blog site where the blog was first posted on January January 16.This is a step in the right direction and hope more blogs like the one mentioned are nevermore.
The statement by Alessandro Ruben of the Anti-Defamation League in Italy , "the internet has become the main tool for spreading anti-semitic hatred", may be misleading just ask Kafir
Alakazoo Alalazoo. It is more