March 31, 2009
Seal The Borders, Too!
Gary Graham at Big Hollywood has a great idea:
The Prez has flown to England and there’s only one thing to do while he’s gone: Let’s get our country back. Okay, it’s not going to be easy, there are a lot of hurdles. I’m pretty sure I can take Harry Reid, Chris Dodd, Chuck Schumer, Maxine Waters, and that puffball press secretary Gibbs. Multiple adversary bash-a-thon!!! Hai-Yah!!
Barney Frank I ain’t touchin’… I’m not a homophobe; I simply suffer from an irrational childhood fear of Elmer Fudd.
Oh, I am so down widdit.
Damn Juice. They Always Get The Good Ones
Bibi is telling Obambi to pretty much fuck off. But not die, the Israelis will make sure that doesn't happen.
Seems to me we used to elect leaders like this. Now we elect people that tell us to fuck off... and die.
In an interview conducted shortly before he was sworn in today as prime minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu laid down a challenge for Barack Obama. The American president, he said, must stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons—and quickly—or an imperiled Israel may be forced to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities itself.
“The Obama presidency has two great missions: fixing the economy, and preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons,” Netanyahu told me. He said the Iranian nuclear challenge represents a “hinge of history” and added that “Western civilization” will have failed if Iran is allowed to develop nuclear weapons.
In related news, if you believe the MSM, Netanyahu has vowed to seek peace.
Thankfully, for us, I believe his version of "peace" is total victory over the Islamist scum that threaten the world. I hope I'm right in my assessment.
Babe Teacher Shows Thong
(Cambridge, England) Back in 2002, a 23-year-old British beauty, Natasha Gray, was named Britain's sexiest teacher after winning a phone-in competition promoted by a television program.
As a result, Miss Gray qualified to compete in a competition with six other professionals to determine "Britain's Sexiest" overall. Unfortunately, Miss Gray lost the top prize for Britain's Sexiest to a fitness instructor. However, she moved on with her life and started work as a PE and dance teacher at Manor Community College in Cambridge a mere two weeks later.
Seven years hence and the now 30-year-old Miss Gray is not only a teacher but she also moonlights as a model, causing some trouble. Her provocative photos in thongs and other revealing underwear are available on the Internet at the website iModel.com. A disgusted parent complained and, as a result, the principal of manor Community College has promised that Miss Gray will be reprimanded.
I honestly don't know what the big deal is but the story is all over the British media. NSFW pic below the fold.
Tip: Sith Lord
OMG!!! Saudi Teens Fall Prey To Coffee Shop Trap
A female noted while visiting the all female coffee shop in Jennah:
Sara, a science student at King Abdulaziz University, described some of the behavior she saw in coffee shops as “incredible.” “It goes completely against our ethics,” she said. “In one of the larger coffee shops I saw girls dressed very immodestly, acting as if they were young male teenagers, drinking coffee and tea, and there was a special place for listening to music which had been turned into some sort of place for dancing and showing off their bodies. Families need to keep an eye on this and prevent this sort of behavior in our conservative society.”How dare these females have the same rights as males.....for shame. I guess it is time to call in the The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice:
Dr. Abdul Razaq Al-Zahrani, a sociology professor at the Imam University is clear on the subject. “This sort of unethical, undisciplined and irrational behavior is wrong, and is one of the ills of our times that have been imported into the country causing our girls to copy and try out the immorality they see on satellite television channels,” he says. “It encourages the sons and daughters of families to sneak away from them in their free time.Hats off to all of those who are enjoying their time in the all female coffeehouses...do be careful and watch out for the morality police.
There should be somebody watching over these places and checking what goes on. The Commission for Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice should have female staff to carry out such a task.”
Anteater Alive!! Spotted in ..... WTF?
Ladies and gentleman the anteater is alive, well, and roaming wild and free in ......
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Here's To You
Nothing for me to add, really, except that if you're not doing a tea party, I'd suggest you start one!
Woman Gets 3 Yrs Probation for Pro-Jihad Leaflets
This story is interesting in that it quotes someone saying that Shelle Roma "was an isolated, self-motivated person" when she distributed leaflets at the local mosque praising al Qaeda and calling on Muslims to join the global jihad. Yet the article fails to mention the fate of her husband, Amjad Mahmood, who was also charged with distributing the leaflets. In fact, it mentions him only in passing:
The pamphlet contained an essay, "The Call", encouraging jihad.So, if the husband -- Amjad Mahmood -- was the one distributing the pamphlet, what became of him? Were the charges against him dropped? Any one know? The story kind of implies that she was the brains behind the operation, and he was only her tool.
The eight-page essay mentioned the 9/11 attacks and the war on terror, and repeatedly asked: "Will you go to Jihad (holy war)?"
It ended: "Jihad: the choice is yours." ...
Judge Clement Goldstone QC said Roma had "sought to distribute them in two ways, by leaving them in your home for anyone who wanted to help themselves too, and, more significantly, by giving them to your husband to distribute outside the mosque to which normal, practising Muslims had gone to pray".
Thanks to the "bros".
Al-Qaida prisoners plotted to escape in hijacked helicopter
A pretty audacious plan.
Now this story raises many questions such as how did some of the most dangerous terrorists get weapons inside of prison? The weapons were stored in the prison mosque and yet the prison imam had no idea, or even the prison guards! I bet the prison guards aren't even allowed in the prison mosque. Another question is why are they allowed to congregate together?
What about those acting from outside the prison. Who are they, how did they have contact with dangerous al Qaida members in prison, were they apprehended? Nope, no word, nothing, nadda.
Accomplices on the outside were to hire the helicopter for "business" then force the pilot to land in prison at gunpoint.
Nine Muslim inmates plotted to kidnap the jail imam during prayers with weapons hidden in the prison mosque.
According to the plan they would then move to a sports field using the imam as a shield and be picked up by the helicopter.
Wardens at Full Sutton prison in Yorkshire, acting on a tip-off, went to the plotters' cells hours before the escape attempt was due to start.
The nine, including convicted terrorists, will now be transferred to other jails.[...]
"It involved some of the most dangerous al-Qaeda terrorists in jail, all of whom are a massive threat. It had been planned for months and the use of a helicopter shows it was sophisticated."
The prison holds notorious terrorists like Omar Khyam who plotted to blow up Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent.
Security sources said the jail imam was innocent.
Muslim Hacker Defaces Yourish Website
Well respected blogger Meryl Yourish's website has been defaced by a Muslim hacker named "Qabandi". It's back up and running now, but this is what it looked like a few minutes ago.
In addition to the hacking graffiti stating who was behind the attack, "Qabandi" also embeds a Liveleak video about "The Real Terrorists" -- you know, the Jews.
Meryl Yourish being a prominent "real terrorist".
Notice the name of the YouTube video account: qabandiman from Kuwait.
Among his videos is one of "Muslim Ownage" which opens with a "Qabandi" logo.
It looks like we have our hacker!
At other hacks he left the message "Leave Iraq alone, Leave Palestine alone"
He's an active member of this hacker group and claims 7 hacks.
Taliban Meet 2160 Virgins
30 Taliban x 72 = 2160 virgins!
Newt Gingrich: Catholic
Congrats to Newt Gingrich on his new found Catholic faith. Or, as my friend Bill Dauterieve likes to call it, the One Universal True Faith.
Me? I call it that religion with all the big hats, scepter looking thingies, and wicked awesome clergy that fight demons and vampires and little girls that speak Latin!
Yemen: Babies Sold from Jail
These are not random cases of rape. Its an organized system of forced prostitution. Authorities profit. In Taiz, there's a substantial number of babies born to women who were in jail for more than a year.
Yemen Post: Newborns of female prisoners at Yemen’s central jails are subjected to be sold, an organization interested in prisoner affairs said on Saturday. The Sajeen Organization said at a symposium on female prisoners in Yemen that most prisoners are tortured at jails and sometimes raped. And when they try to protest maltreatment and illegal acts they are threatened by officials at the jails...For her part, Amal Al-Basha, Chairwoman of the Sisters Forum said violations against female prisoner rights take place with permission from the leadership. She added that human rights organizations and activists are prevented from meeting female prisoners in the country, criticizing arrest and imprisonment measures.
Taliban Promise Attacks on Washington, D.C.
No shock that the Taliban have claimed responsibility for yesterday's attacks on a police training facility. Perhaps a little more disconcerting?
"Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world," [Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah] Mehsud told The Associated Press by phone. He provided no details.I'm not sure which is more troubling: the fact that the Taliban claim to be planning attacks against our nation's capital, or the fact that the Associated Press has the Taliban leader's phone number in their rolodex?
The latter. Why? Because the chances of a Taliban planned attack going down in Washington, D.C. seem rather slim at a longshot.
But the AP chit chatting with the Taliban is troubling.
Do journalists get a free pass from the NSA/CIA? I hope not.
Thanks to RudyFox.
PS: If you would like to have your own chit chat with the Afghan arm of the Taliban, here are there phone numbers (Really. I'm totally serious. They have these up on the Taliban's official website, hosted in the USA.)
0093707010740 / 0093799169794
Qari Muhammad Yusuof
0093707163424 / 0093700886853
The Country's In the Very Best of Hands
Its so funny it kinda makes you want to jump off a bridge.....
March 30, 2009
World To End Tomorrow, Single Men Hardest Hit
God, no, say it isn't so. Fox News' hottest hottie, and by "hottie" I include both looks and brains, got hitched.
I post this as a married man who merely admires Megyn Kelly for her brilliant acumen as it is displayed on the Fox News Channel on a regular basis.
Seriously. Quit looking at me like that.
Hat tip: Facebook.
Evil Zionist Juice Have A Softspot For Family Pets
King Abdullah's dog dies in Israel after falling seriously ill during IDF offensive in Gaza, Jordanian royal family's pet secretly rushed to Jewish state for medical treatment at Beit Dagan veterinary hospital. Doctors regretfully fail to save beloved pet's lifeDamn those evil Zionist Juice for feeling compassion. Hamas supporters are afraid this compassion will ruin their evil Zionist Juice propaganda.
Shocka!!! Dayana Mendoza (Miss Universe) Writes About Her Visit To GITMO, Outrage Ensues
Huff and Puff:
Miss Universe visitis GITMO, a Loooot of funAnd Alternet:
Maybe the Miss Universe pageant can select finalists by waterboarding them during the swimsuit competition.
Miss Universe HAS to be a Republican!
There's simply no other plausible explanation...
OMG GITMO! Miss Universe finds it relaxing, calm and beautiful!!!Don't appear to appreciate Miss Universe thoughts on GITMO. Her write up was a bit silly, but that's besides the point. Unfortunately for the left, she didn't speak of torture, waterboarding, prisoner abuse. Her omission of the aforementioned puts her in a league, according to the leftist, of idiots.
I am posting it in its entirety, in case the original post is removed for being just too damn embarrassing to beauty queens everywhere. (Perhaps somewhere Miss Teen South Carolina is feeling a little bit better.)
Deep down in the bowels of their conscious they really worry, ..."OMG, what if the Messiah doesn't close GITMO?".....
UPDATE by Rsluty: PICS!!
Muslims as Children
There's a reason the Left is so acquiescent to Islamist demands: they think Muslims are children.
It's why the Left is also so acquiescent to the demands of [insert-name-of-group-here]. [Name-of-group] can't possibly be treated as responsible adults. [Name-of-group] are like children, constantly victimized and never able to stand up on their own two feet and defend themselves in a civilized fashion. That is why you should never provoke [name-of-group] and why you should always be "respectful" of [name-of-group's] views.
The poor. Minorities. Muslims. All children to be spoken down to.
Jeff G. makes the point in responding to an asinine article in the CSM advising Westerners to bite their tongues when addressing Muslims:
And so if we hope one day to stop the extremists among them from blowing up our shit, we can start by pretending that we don’t mean what we mean when we say what we mean, and instead try to remember what it is that they mean when they hear when we say what we mean — and make the appropriate concessions.The idea that we should watch what we say, but Muslims are given a free pass is the kind of condescending attitude that I have come to expect from the left. We must act like adults while the-other is treated as if they just can't help it.
What additional cultures and religions should be permitted to ask the same of us Mr Seiple doesn’t go on to say. But I suppose just to be safe, our State Department can send along to each and every country, religion, and ethnic minority in the world a current English dictionary and have whatever official spokesperson thinks for these groups cross out the words they don’t much care for.
It's a view of the world that has one billion Timmy's incapable of living up to civilized norms based on the notion that individual human life is inherently valuable and, therefore, that the state has limitations which it cannot morally overstep.
Or maybe its a vision of the Muslim world inflicted by social Tourette's syndrome.
Contrast that to the way the Left consistently and unrelentlessly attacks the West for not living up to the very values which it insists that the East is incapable of living up to.
It is a point that racists on the Right and the multiculturalists on the Left are in perfect agreement on.
Anyway, go read the rest of Jeff's post.
US: ISI helping al Qaeda
Of all issues, investigating the nuclear-armed nation's spy network "is the most important," Richard Holbrooke
After 7 years of aiding Pakistan some US officials are finally speaking out against the ISI in public. It's pretty much an open secret that the ISI is helping, aiding and even training al Qaida and taliban who are operating out of Pakistan.
"There are some cases that are indisputable in which that appears to have taken place," General Petraeus AFP
WASHINGTON (AFP) — The United States has vowed to put the heat on Pakistan's spies in its new regional strategy, with top officials openly accusing elements in powerful intelligence agency of abetting Al-Qaeda.[...]
Richard Holbrooke, the US special envoy to the region, said he would visit Pakistan again next week to follow up on the plan. Of all issues, investigating the nuclear-armed nation's spy network "is the most important," he said.
"The issue's very disturbing," Holbrooke said on public television when asked if Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) was assisting Al-Qaeda and Taliban extremists.
Good News: Wanted Terrorist "Escapes" "House Arrest"
Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys was one of the first men designated a terrorist by the U.S. State Department after 9/11 under the Patriot Act (Nov. 7, 2001). Prior to 9/11, Aweys spent much of the 1990s leading al-Itihaad al-Islamiya (AIAI), which was largely funded by Osama bin Laden and which worked closely with al Qaeda fighters.
After 9/11, Aweys served in the Islamic Court Union led government but broke away when the Ethiopians invaded when he helped form the al-Shabaab Youth Mujahideen movement, al Qaeda's present affiliate in Somalia.
Recently Shabaab disowned Aweys since he publicly supports the new ICU led government.
The good news is that Aweys has been in Eritrea of late and, according to some sources inside Somalia, has been placed under "house arrest" by that government.
The bad news is that Awey is said to have "escaped" house arrest and fled, presumably, to Sudan. House arrest: a euphemism for we're sitting on our asses doing nothing.
The Eritrean security forces are in search for the Islamist leader of Alliance for Re-liberation of Somalia Sheik Hassan Daahir Aweys who was disappeared mid last night after long been under house arrest in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, officials said on Saturday...We'll see if he finally shows up in Mogadishu and attempts to return to his former post on the ICU's Sharia council. If he does, then I think it will be very clear just where this new "government" is headed.
Officers belonging to the Eritrean intelligence service said they are looking for the Islamist leader in Kenya and Sudan but reliable sources confirmed to waagacusub Media that Aweys is in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan where he is seeking for refuge.
Global Warming Expedition Navigates by Lacy Panties, Plans Swim to North Pole
Seeking to measure the ice thickness at the North Pole, the Prince Charles-funded Catlin Arctic Expedition has to rely a pair of lacy woman's panties to navigate on the 700-mile trek.
Since the cold temperatures have disabled GPS instruments and proximity to magnetic North has confounded compasses, the researchers navigate using the position of the Sun, when it can be seen, and wind direction as indicated by a pair of lacy panties attached to a ski pole.
Thus far, the expedition has trekked 62 miles and expects to reach the North Pole in May or June after swimming through open water.
Friedman Smacks Down The Ubiquitous "Greed" Canard
While I detest Phil Donahue on a certain level, it is with regret I observe the rarity these days of seeing somebody put out a socialist challenge to a capitalist and then actually sit back and listen to the response without screaming and throwing a temper tantrum. So Donahue gets a point for style in this clip, but not for substance.
Exit thought: Donahue is a liberal and a Carterite - does anything he says in this clip sound any different than anything our current Carter Administration is saying on a daily basis?
Bill Maher: Asshole
Just in case you already didn't know it: Bill Maher is a major asshole.
That is all.
Pakistan's Mumbai? Time to Let Pakistan Go the Way of East Prussia
By now you've probably heard that Islamists stormed a Pakistani police training station, killing 11 before they themselves were killed. I'll direct you to Ed Morrissey's post on the matter for the details.
As for me, things look grim in Pakistan. Very very grim. The former chief of the ISI claims that the U.S. is destined to fail in Afghanistan and that Obama's new strategy is doomed from the start (thanks to Steve Schippert). Unfortunately, he may be right.
Pakistan is a failed state. I fear that nothing short of a full civil war of genocidal proportions (think millions dead) will bring those sympathetic to the Taliban to heel. Not only is the Pakistani state incapable of such an effort, but even if it were to engage in such a campaign I believe the West would decry it and would do everything in its power to stop it.
One of the greatest fallacies of the post-WWII era has been the general emphasis on reducing conflicts. While that sounds nice inasmuch as fewer people are killed in the short term, not allowing a conflict to fully develop and then be settled may increase deaths over the long term.
Ever hear of East Prussia? Probably not. When the Russians beat the Germans in WWII, they wiped it off the map. It's a brutal lesson, but a lesson nonetheless. When one side in a conflict wins decisively, the chances of repeating the same war over and over again is decreased enormously.
So, in the name of peace now some conflicts continue indefinitely. Wars are not won, instead they are managed.
Conflict management may be nice when there is no moral or national interest (ours) staked in the outcome, but sometimes we need a side to win. In the case of Pakistan, we need secularists to defeat Islamist extremists. Our national security is at stake here.
But would we allow secularists in Pakistan the victory they (and we) deserve? I doubt it. I just don't think we have the stomach for it.
A second best option might then be to allow Pakistan to completely fall into anarchy, and then begin to recognize separate ethnically based states. A Punjab state -- which is really the only basis for centralized power today. A Bollochi state. And a Pashtun state.
We could then ally ourselves with the Punjabis and Bollochis. The results of which would be no more spurious claims from the present Punjabi dominated government of "violations of national sovereignty" by cross border raids.
In other words, the end of "Pakistan" would also denote the end of our present policy of no ground troops in the ethnically Pashtun areas where the Taliban are strongest.
It's a thought. Perhaps others can think of a better way to win the war in Afghanistan. But increasing aid to the Pakistanis seems like a gigantic waste of money. Our new strategy on the Afghan side of the border will only be a winning one when Pakistan does its part. And for the foreseeable future, that looks like it's just not going to happen.
Russians Assassinate Another Chechen
Come on, we all know who is behind the slate of assassinations of Chechens living outside of Russia. Each of those killed has been a critic of Moscow's puppet government.
So, is this a good thing or a bad thing? That depends.
There are two kinds of critics of Ramzan Kadyrov, the current leader of Chechnya.
There are those with sympathies to al Qaeda and who have a vision of an "Islamic State of the Caucuses" who criticize Kadyrov for being a traitor to the cause of Islamist separatism. That view can be most readily found at Kavkaz Center. If Madov is one of these, then good riddance.
Then there are those critical of Moscow's iron fisted rule because they are interested in human rights, liberty, and the right to self-determination. In this case, such a political assassination is a bad thing.
So, no I'm not against assassinations. I'm just against assassinating the wrong kind of people. Unfortunately, when the Russians are behind a killing it's never quite clear whether you should be cheering or jeering.
Sell: Gold; Buy: .223 (5.56)
America's Truth Forum is offering the patriotic investment opportunity of a lifetime: .223 Remington (5.56) rounds.
AR-15 will be mine. Oh yes, it will be mine.
March 29, 2009
Hottest Female Celebrity Lips
(Lincoln, Nebraska) According to a lip attractiveness study conducted by Dr. Kendra Smith, a biometrics specialist at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, an analysis of the lips of 40 celebrities produced surprising results.
Angelina Jolie's full lips may be one of her most striking features but with a score of 7.89, they were outranked by the likes of Scarlett Johansson (9.66), Halle Berry (9.61) and Beyonce Knowles (8.65).
Monica Belluci - perfect 10
Reportedly, Dr. Smith developed software which analyzes lips, a clinical approach. In my experience evaluating women's lips, I shut my eyes for at least a portion of the time. I don't know how software can measure those sensual intangibles. I mean, wouldn't you have to kiss the person at least once?
I'm guessing that a female doctor from Nebraska probably hasn't kissed all the female celebrities. I also believe that the analysis probably didn't consider where some of the lips might have been.
Check out the losing lips pictured here.
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Dumpster Diving with Yousef al-Khattab Edition
I guess its wasn't da Jooos that Joey threatened that got driven out of NYC?
Caption this righteous image of Yousef al-Khattab dumpster diving on, of all days Pearl Harbor day, in Morocco.
Karma's a bitch, eh Joey?
Fatwas will be issued.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Arbreshe for
Aghh, there's my Koran
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against LastGrumpLarry for
Damn! What's wrong with this dumpster bomb! It was supposed to go off when the infidel walked by!
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Intimidator for
Virgins! There must be virgins in here!
March 28, 2009
Ayers Not Speaking at Boston College
Via Michael Graham
The good guys win! Ayers is out! Because you spoke out, got on the phones and sent the emails, Boston College did the right thing and told unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers to take a hike.
The Moochers Are Speaking
Remember the snippet from "Atlas Shrugged" I posted a few days ago? The one that taught the value of money, and about the looters and moochers.
"If we can generate fabulous wealth, as we can, then surely we can learn how to distribute that wealth more fairly. If we can unleash a technological revolution then surely we can ensure that everyone on this planet gets the food, the shelter and the health care that they need," he said.
Well, you can't redistribute wealth that won't be created by people who don't care to have their wealth redistributed, you idiot.
Did I say moochers? Yes, yes I did:
"The whole economic meltdown ... There's a really good opportunity for governments to get together and invest in a sustainable future," said unemployed Steve Burson, 49.
Security was tight around a small group of people waving anarchist flags Saturday. They and others have promised violence before the G20 meeting Thursday, and the British capital is bracing for a massive police operation as delegates fly in to London.
"We've got a long week ahead," said Christian Evans, 40, an anarchist supporter flanked by black and red flags in London. "The streets are our streets."
Yes, the chronically unemployed, who don't pay taxes and have all kinds of free time to protest, own the streets built with taxpayer money.
Oh, and for the person who asked in an earlier thread, no, I'm not the Jawa co-blogger Ragnar. I just admire the way that Francisco pwned The People's State of Mexico in the book.
Don't Forget To Turn Your Lights On
Oh, yeah baby. I'll be lighting up the neighborhood between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Inshallahshaheed: Warning, This Video Contains Music
Terrorist lover Samir Khan aka Inshallahshaheed is shocked this Muslim dares to sing. Could he be jealous of this artists popularity? It's hard to have friends/admirers when they splode all the time.
Sammy, why don't you go yuck fourself...
[Warning: there is music in this video]
Notice how haraam Music has become ‘Art’ for Sami Yusuf. This is indeed from the whispers of Shaytan.
Look at how he justifies Music and refutes the ‘Ulema!
“Its… its… an international thing… a human thing… Umm… I’m not a Scholar…”
If you’re not a Scholar, then shut your mouth and stop singing if you don’t know the reasons why its forbidden.
Hopey/Changey: I Didn't Say Tax Cuts For Middle Class Did I?
Participants called on in the audience were all Obama campaign supporters or donors
Who woulda thunk...
Al Shabaab Command Structure Jubbaland Region,
al Shabaab designated Somali alQaeda
jubaland region, composed of lower juba. Middle juba, Gedo provinces of Southwest Somalia.
Terrorist Hassan Al-Turki is military leader in jubaland Al-Shabaab
Terror Free Somalia is working on posting a complete list of the most dangerous jihadist in the Jubbaland region.
Read what they have so far here.
Certainly will be looking forward to the complete list.
Awesomely Awesome Awesomness, Israel Bombs Targets In Sudan
Hey, we might be voting ourselves into oblivion, but the Israelis still continue to stand athwart history, screaming "STOP!"
ABC News' Luis Martinez reports: Israel has conducted three military strikes against targets in Sudan since January in an effort to prevent what were believed to be Iranian weapons shipments from reaching Hamas in the Gaza Strip, ABC News has learned.
Earlier this week, CBSNews.com was the first to report that Israel had conducted an airstrike in January against a convoy carrying weapons north into Egypt to be smuggled into the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.
But actually, since January, Israel has conducted a total of three military strikes against smugglers transporting what were believed to be Iranian weapons shipments destined for Gaza, a U.S. official told ABC News.
The information matches recent reports from Sudanese officials of two airstrikes in the desert of eastern Sudan and the sinking of a ship in the Red Sea carrying weapons.
Am Yisrael Chai!
March 27, 2009
Oakland: 21,000 Turn Out To Mourn Slain Officers
RIP Sgt Dunakin, Sgt Romans, Sgt Sakai and Sgt Hege. Family and friends of these officers are in my thoughts and prayers.
OAKLAND — Law-enforcement officers from across the country and mourners from throughout the region packed Oracle Arena to the rafters Friday, as the city and nation said a heavy-hearted goodbye to four officers killed in the line of duty last Saturday.
The funeral service for Sgts. Mark Dunakin, 40, of Pleasanton, Erv Romans, 43, of Danville, Daniel Sakai, 35, of Castro Valley, and Officer John Hege, 41, of Concord, was attended by the state's highest elected officials, and came at the end of perhaps the saddest week in the history of the police department.
"Never in the 160 years of the Oakland Police Department has there been a darker day than March 21, 2009, when the (four officers) died in their efforts to remove a dangerous criminal from the streets of Oakland," said U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
BTW, go to hell aresholes who are trying to turn this into police brutality bullcrap. The bastage who murdered these officers was a felon AND a rapist. He wasn't a damn hero, he was scum.
More Pwnage of EU Hypocrisy by MEP Daniel Hannan
He's got lots of videos like this on his YouTube channel.
Good stuff. This one's very short and punchy. Go, man. Go.
Barry Rubin: BRITAIN GETS TOUGHER ON RADICAL ISLAMISM
Are Barry Rubin's three examples of good news in Britain a trend? Or just one step forward for every three steps back?
By Barry Rubin
Almost unnoticed in North America, three major victories have been won in the United Kingdom against radical Islamist forces. Collectively, they represent the biggest successes on this front in a decade and may constitute a turning point.
They include: the barring from the country of an extremist Hizballah leader, the government decision to break relations with a radical posing as moderate Muslim group, and the announcing of a new government policy on combating extremism.
First, the Home Office barred Ibrahim Moussawi, Hizballah’s propaganda chief, from entering the country to address a conference at the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).
According to a school representative, “"Had he on any previous occasion indulged in any racist incitement, he would not have been allowed to continue with his presentation, and were he to do so in the future, the same would apply.”
Clearly, the school has a rather loose definition of racist incitement since the al-Manar station that he runs claims that the September 11 terror attacks, wars, and the poor state of the economy are all Zionist or Jewish conspiracies. It produced a drama claiming Jews murder children to make matzoh for Passover and Moussawi is quoted as having once said that Jews were "a lesion on the forehead of history." The station also helped channel money to terrorist organizations including Islamic Jihad.
All of this so impressed the U.S. Treasury Department that it gave al-Manar the title of "Specially Designated Global Terrorist Entity" three years ago. France and Germany banned al-Manar due to its incitement to racial hatred and violence.
SOAS must not have been paying attention.
These kinds of victories do not come automatically and, sadly, the massive information- and intelligence gathering apparatuses of governments don’t seem sufficient to find out these publicly reported facts. That’s why research groups like the Centre for Social Cohesion (CSC), which played the leading role in informing the British government and public in this case, are so important.
Yet the group’s second success within a month was even more spectacular.
Back on February 12-14, a pro-Hamas “Victory in Gaza” conference was held in Istanbul, organized by two Saudi clerics who had been supporters of Usama bin Ladin. But it produced a declaration urging jihad to destroy Israel, rejecting any peaceful solution to the conflict. In addition, they called for continuing jihad (read: murdering fellow Muslims, killing Western peacekeepers, and imposing extremist Islamist regimes) in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Little notice of the meeting was taken in the West, whose media usually largely focuses on propagandistic declarations aimed at the West, made in English and designed to show a combination of their grievances and purported moderation.
What made the Istanbul declaration important for Britain was the fact that one of the signers was Daud Abdullah. The problem was that Abdullah is deputy general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, a group which itself purports to be the leader of British Muslims and which the government has purported to be the proper, moderate interlocutor with that community. He is also a member of the powerful, government-endorsed Mosques and Imams National Advisory Board.
In fact, though, many of its leaders are radical Islamists, which makes the idea of its aiding the British government fight extremism to be rather ironic.
Abdullah’s defense of his signing was basically to say that all Muslims must fight Israel and those who support it, but that doesn’t mean all Jews. Of course, it does mean the United Kingdom and all its officers and institutions, doesn’t it?
This is even clearer in point 8 which states the:
“Obligation of the Islamic Nation to regard the sending of foreign warships into Muslim waters, claiming to control the borders and prevent the smuggling of arms to Gaza, as a declaration of war, a new occupation, sinful aggression, and a clear violation of the sovereignty of the Nation. This must be rejected and fought by all means and ways.”
Or, in other words, since the British government supports such action, Abdullah is calling for attacks on his nation’s armed services. And we know, from experience, this means the kidnapping and killing of any individual members of the British armed forces.
Abdullah’s defense was to say that this was a hypothetical situation.
Pressed by the public exposure of these facts, the British government asked the Council how it felt about Abdullah’s statements and whether it would distance itself from them. The Council said it would never support killing British troops but would not criticize Abdullah.
In response, the British government—to its credit—showed backbone and cut ties with the Council.
Finally, at the same time, a new policy was announced by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith. The theme was to focus on combating Islamist ideology as well as a call for Muslims to support not violence against the system but rather what she termed "our shared values": democracy, the rule of law, and the rights of women, homosexuals, other religions, and communities. She concluded: “We should all stand up for our shared values and not concede the floor to those who dismiss them."
Up to this point, the government had subsidized groups which might not engage in violence but do propagate radical Islamist ideas which inspire others toward violence. Or, in the words of Policy Exchange, the government has been, “Underwriting the very Islamist ideology which spawns an illiberal, intolerant and anti-Western world view."
The response to the new policy of Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, the board’s secretary-general, is that if Britain wants to combat the causes of terrorism it should condemn Israel for the “barbaric” “war crime” of its war in Gaza (a war begun by Hamas, which the Board supports.
The Board has generally, for eight of the last nine years, boycotted the Holocaust day commemoration because it says that Israel is carrying out “genocide” against Muslims. Its leadership has condemned homosexuality as unacceptable, blamed terrorism in Britain exclusively on the country’s involvement in invading Iraq, and advocated a law that would—at least in its interpretation—bar criticism of Islam as religious hatred. This is the group that the British government has entrusted with preparing materials for Muslim schools.
Taken together, the three recent developments are of paramount importance in fostering a more realistic attitude and policy toward the threat of extremism and terrorism by the British government. That this was brought about not by a powerful lobby but by a small number of researchers who merely exposed and publicized the truth is all the more impressive.
Barry Rubin is director of the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and editor of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal. His latest books are The Israel-Arab Reader (seventh edition), with Walter Laqueur (Viking-Penguin); the paperback edition of The Truth About Syria (Palgrave-Macmillan); A Chronological History of Terrorism, with Judy Colp Rubin, (Sharpe); and The Long War for Freedom: The Arab Struggle for Democracy in the Middle East (Wiley). To read and subscribe to MERIA, GLORIA articles, or to order books, go to http://www.gloria-center.org
Right In Two - Tool piano cover
Absolutely amazing! You can download this version as an mp3 over here. DUDE!!!!!1!~!!`!!1 Tool is going on tour this summer!!!!!!!!!!!
You can compare it to the original song which is below the fold...
US Navy deploys warships off of Japan ahead of North Korean Missile Launch
Looks like the US Navy is preparing to shoot down North Korea's satellite ballistic missile. Japan already has two Aegis-equipped destroyers on stand-by and it appears South Korea will also deploy an Aegis-equipped destroyer.
Japan has declared that it would shoot down any threatening object falling toward its territory. General Walter Sharp, commander of U.S. Forces in Korea stated that the US military is ready to shoot down any North Korean missile "if the President so directs".
Any bets on who will shoot North Korea's missile down? My money is on the Japanese. Click here to watch a video of what the Japanese will do next week.
AMERICAN Leading Figure in al Qaeda in Somalia
He is known by locals only has "Mohammad", he's white, and he's American. That information should be the lead, but it's found about halfway through this AFP article about the influx of "foreign fighters" into al Qaeda's Somali affiliate, the al-Shabaab:
"Everyone here knows that many foreign fighters are among those who fought us in Bay and Bakol regions," said Colonel Adan Abdullahi, a police officer from the Baidoa region, where clashes have killed dozens in recent months.Pure speculation: Perhaps we have found why Adam Gadahn has been missing oh these many months?
"A young man who talked to me said he was from Morocco but the group leader is called Mohamed and he is a white American," a local shop owner who said his life would be in danger if his name was published told AFP.
Residents say many white men are among the newly-arrived Islamic fighters in Baidoa, a town 250 kilometres (155 miles) south of Mogadishu where the country's transitional parliament normally sits.
"These white men are heavily armed with hand grenades and machine guns. They sometimes come to the mosque and pray with us," resident Ahmed Hasan said.
"They are more disciplined than local fighters, they look very religious, but I don't know why they are here, there is no jihad now that the Ethiopians have left," said 28 year-old Mohamud.
H/T: Terror Free Somalia.
Yemen's Three Fronts of Terror
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula took credit in an internet statement today for a pair of suicide attacks that targeted South Koreans in Yemen.
A teen-aged suicide bomber killed four South Korean tourists in Shibam, Hadramout on March 15. A second terror attack three days later in Sana’a targeted a convoy of family members and South Korean investigators. The motorcade had left a military camp and was traveling along a highway when a suicide bomber detonated his device between two of the cars. There were no injuries to the passengers.
According to al-Tajamo Weekly, the terrorist obtained information on the route and schedule of the delegation from Yemen’s security forces who were aware of the attack twelve hours in advance.
The internet statement said the attacks were an effort to “expel the infidels from the Arabian Peninsula” and were in retribution for the killing of Hamza al Qaiti by security forces after a suicide bombing in Sayoun last August. As additional rationale, the group cited South Korea’s “alliance with Crusader forces” in Iraq and Afghanistan, the corrupting influence of tourism and the spread of Christianity. The statement rejected the concept of a covenant of protection for visitors.
At a special parliamentary session, opposition and majority MPs alleged the Yemeni security forces are infiltrated by al Qaeda. MPs also accused the Yemeni government of deploying al Qaeda for political purposes. Independent MP Sakhr Al-Wajih said the government itself was involved in many of the terrorist acts which took place over the last years. Parliament called for the disclosure of the ambiguous relationship between Yemeni authorities and al Qaeda. A ranking member of the ruling party said the relationship between the government and al Qaeda had harmed the country. Another MP said that it was clear that al Qaeda had penetrated the Yemeni security forces.
Six “al Qaeda” members were arrested following the attacks. Authorities said they were planning an additional ten suicide attacks on foreign interests, oil infrastructure and government facilities. Another eight of 22 terrorists at a terror camp in Shabwa were arrested.
The Shibam bomber had trained in Somalia, authorities said. The narrow Bab al Mendab strait is a conduit for weapons, jihaddists and contraband from Yemen to the Horn of Africa and for the thousands of refugees who flee Somalia annually. Many Yemenis had fought in Somalia with the Islamic Courts Union, and tens of thousands of Somalis have sought refuge in Yemen since 2005.
Security forces arrested four at the Darwa Center in Sana’a in connection with the attacks including a Saudi national, Abu Bakr al Dosi. The Darwa Center denied reports by the 26 September, mouthpiece of the military, that the Shibam bomber had attended the center.
26 September also reported the arrest of 10 al Qaeda suspects who had volunteered for jihad in Afghanistan and Somalia, but were deceived by al Qaeda and brought instead to Yemen’s Marib governorate for training and indoctrination for suicide attacks. Security sources said that al Qaeda had recruited numerous young men under 18 to carry out attacks in the country.
The attacks on the South Koreans are the latest in a series of terror operations in Yemen directed at Western targets. Eight Spanish tourists were killed in Marib in July 2007 by a suicide bomber. Two Belgian tourists were murdered in an ambush on their convoy in Hadramout in January 2008. A spate of errant mortar attacks in Sana’a targeted the US embassy, Italian consulate and a western housing complex early in 2008. In September 2008, a double suicide car bombing at the US Embassy in Sana’a killed ten and six attackers.
In mid-March Yemen brought 16 to trial including four Syrians and a Saudi. The group was charged with a total of 23 terrorist attacks including those on western targets. The men denied the charges, claimed they were tortured and admitted fighting in Iraq.
In the north, newly arrived foreign terrorists have begun organizing. Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh reportedly struck a deal with Ayman Zawahiri late last year. Zawahiri would supply Saleh with al Qaeda terrorists to aid the military’s efforts in the Saada War against northern Shiite rebels. A significant number of terrorists arrived in Sa’ada by March. The Yemen Times reported, "Jihadist groups, or Salafia – including Yemenis and foreigners from neighboring Arab and non-Arab countries – started gathering in areas around villages and towns where Houthi supporters live.” The report indicated the Yemeni military was overseeing the build-up.
Al-Tajamo described the “striking emergence of Salafi groups” which included “members of various Arab nationalities as well as citizens from different provinces.” The groups were in the process of organizing a unified structure, the paper said. The Yemeni government deployed al Qaeda terrorists as both fighters and trainers in the Saada War since 2005.
President Saleh is deploying a second terrorist contingent in South Yemen. In January, President Saleh negotiated with Tariq al Fahdli, Khalidabdul al Nabi and other members of the (reportedly defunct) Aden Abyan Islamic Army. The President asked the terrorists to “secure the unity of Yemen” by targeting the southern separatist movement. New training camps were established under military direction. Saleh paid several al Fahdli million Yemeni Riyals and over 100 terrorists were freed from jail.
This month, two southern political leaders in Amran governorate were assassinated. Mohsen Wakaz was shot dead along with his toddler son on March 19. Wakaz was the deputy secretary of the Yemeni Socialist Party in Amran governorate. Days earlier, another YSP leader, Ali Saleh Alzakeri was murdered. Party leaders denounced the murders and declared their resolve in the face of what they claim is an assassination campaign. Over 150 YSP leaders were assassinated between 1990’s unity and 1994’s civil war. President Saleh's northern forces won the 1994 civil war over the Southern Yemeni Socialist Party in part due to the participation of veterans of the Afghan jihad.
Republican Senator to Democrat: "Want to buy Naked Pictures of Your Wife?"
Okay, that isn't the line he used. But it's close:
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND): Oh, you are good.Zing!
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA): Your wife said the same thing.
Zing! Zing! Zing!
Muslim Separatists Threaten to Behead Hostages
Abu Sayyaf, the Filipino arm of the global Islamist insurgency, has threatened to behead a female Red Cross worker if their demands aren't met. News reports do not indicate if the victim will be Andreas Notter (Switzerland), Mary Jean Lacaba (Philippines) or Eugenio Vagni (Italy). AP:
Al-Qaida-linked militants have threatened to behead one of three Red Cross hostages in one week unless Philippine troops pull back from the guerrillas' southern jungle stronghold, officials said Wednesday.H/T: Jihad Watch.
The latest threat was made by Abu Sayyaf commander Albader Parad on Monday during a phone conversation with a government official.
Q: Are We Already at War in Pakistan?
Shachtman is on freakin' fire!
Totten: Baghdad in Fragments
Michael Totten is back embedded in Baghdad. Here is a teaser from his latest report:
Embedding with the United States military in Baghdad at the end of the surge is no longer like risking your neck in a war zone. It’s more like going on ride-alongs with the police. But it’s not like riding along with the New York police, or even with the Mexico City police. Baghdad is still Baghdad. While no longer a city at war, it’s not exactly peaceful and normal yet either.Read the rest.
Unemployed? Call the Psychic
I suggest this report hints that some government staffers and maybe leaders are consulting with psychics prior to making decisions about Britain's budget, regulations and national security. Wouldn't be surprising.
(Wales, UK) British taxpayers are now funding psychics to help unemployed citizens talk to the dead to find a job.
Two psychics from Wales have been awarded £4,500 of government funding to teach people how to 'communicate with the dead'. [...]Apparently, one must believe or be convinced to believe that the dead have inside information on how to find a job.
Paul and Deborah Rees, who are both self-styled mediums, have been awarded the cash under the Government's Want2Work job creation scheme.
Interestingly, Paul Rees lost his job as an upholsterer even though he's a supposed psychic who can teach people how to talk to the dead to get a job. You'd imagine he would have used his talents to get himself a job.
In any event, there has been outrage expressed by some members of the Welsh Assembly.
Fearmongering President Asserts AQ is "Planning Future Attacks"
He [Obama] said multiple intelligence estimates had warned that al Qaeda was actively planning attacks on the United States from safe havens in the mountainous border regions of Pakistan.Then why don't you go bomb it out of existence, smart guy? You know where they are, it seems. Start launching missiles and exterminate them. You're Constitutionally obligated to protect the American people from this threat - so get to it.
"For the American people, this border region has become the most dangerous place in the world," he said.
You're not just all talk, are you? Any time now.
Evil Plot to Cure Kids of Polio Blown Wide Open by Taliban
A glimpse into the mindset of the average member of the Taliban
Militants in northern Pakistan have triggered a medical emergency by refusing to allow health officials to conduct a polio vaccination campaign.Timmy!
Extremist clerics have used mosque loudspeakers and illegal radio stations to spread the idea that the vaccinations cause infertility and are part of a US-sponsored anti-Muslim plot...
“It’s a US tool to cut the population of the Muslims. It is against Islam that you take a medicine before the disease”, said, Muslim Khan, Swat’s Taliban spokesman, speaking by telephone...
Militants in the tribal areas of Bajaur and Mohmand have also opposed polio vaccinations.
HAHAHA...allah snackbar! H/T Pirate's Cove
KABUL, March 26 (Reuters) - A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up on Thursday, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said.
"The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said.
Obama Administraion to Give Welfare to Free Gitmo Detainees?
Remember a time when to question the Democrats' commitments to national security was tantamount to being a McCarthyite and Hitler?
Well, not only are the Democrats now contemplating releasing Gitmo detainees into the US - (don't worry - it's only the "nonviolent" ones), but they appear to be planning to hook them up to the welfare system as well (thereby making them Democrat constituents for life).
Can it now be said that Democrats are weak on national security, or do we have to wait for the bombs and guns to go off again?
History Repeating Itself: Democrats Lie About "Tax Cuts For the Middle Class"
Boy, this Administration just seems like it was telling you what you wanted to hear for two years, doesn't it?
President Obama's budget chief hinted Wednesday that the president's signature campaign issue -- a middle-class tax cut -- will not likely survive a budget battle with Democrats on Capitol Hill. [...] Director Peter Orszag indicated that, while 98 percent of the budget mark-ups in the House and Senate are on par with the administration's budget blueprint, some campaign trail promises, like middle-class tax cuts, may get left on the cutting room floor.1993:
Seeking to explain why he is backtracking on a campaign promise to cut taxes for the middle class, President-elect Bill Clinton said Thursday that the plan was never a major theme in his race for the White House.The poster at Ace's had it right - the moral of the story is that you NEVER trust a Democrat offering "95% of Americans," or "the middle class" or ANYBODY a "tax cut." Sure, they'll say a lot of things to get your vote, but when they get into office, they no longer remember nor care what they said in the campaign. They simply revert to being liberal tax-and-spend big government Democrats. Any fool could have seen it from a mile away except for those who did not want to see it.
Mr. Clinton, speaking at a news conference a day after saying he would have to "revisit" his tax-cut plan, said Americans voted for him because of the "big things" he wanted to do.
The middle-class tax cut, he said, was not among them.
Way to go, Kathleen Parker. Way to go, Chris Buckley. Way to go, David Brooks. Way to go, Peggy Noonan. Way to go, Frum. This is your boy. This is the "change you can believe in." You guys sure had our Scam-Artist-in-Chief nailed from day one, didn't you?
ht: Greg Mankiw, via Ace headlines
Culture of Corruption: Marion Barry (D) Owes More Than $277,000 in Back Taxes
D.C. Council member Marion Barry owes the federal government more than $277,000 in back taxes, interest and penalties and has failed in six recent months to make scheduled payments on taxes owed the D.C. government, according to federal authorities.
March 26, 2009
Who Said This?
"What is more important is to find means by which we can redistribute our economic gains to the benefit of all,"........ "This is the government's obligation".Answer here
"There is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100% of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed."
Therefore, he added, "I do not see why the government cannot tax those who have more and syphon some of these revenues into savings which can be utilized in investment for future development."
Moron 1, Murtha 0
Hey, I know that Moron alert! James "Uncle Jimbo" Hanson's crusade against John "Everyone's a war criminal and Bush is to blame" Murtha has finally gotten the notice of our betters over at Politico.
Uncle Jimbo hasn't let up on calling Murtha out for constantly and consistently believing every manufactured 'war crime' story pushed by insurgent propagandists and their willing allies in the Leftist press.
Murtha's defense, like his accusations, are consistent and predictable: Murtha is a former Marine with two purple hearts so casually accusing fellow Marines of war crimes is no big deal. Murtha and his supporters claim that as a former Marine Murtha is, by definition, a patriot beyond reproach.
Also a former Marine and therefore by Murtha's definition a "patriot"?
No, I'm not saying Murtha is a traitor like Oswald. I'm just saying that military service is not always a sign of patriotism. Murtha's military service, like Oswald's, is simply incidental. It's irrelevant. Yet media types treat Murtha's tautological defense of his attacks on those in the military as if it was a serious argument.
Also, Uncle Jimbo's name is James Hanson?!?!?!
Update by Francisco Guess who else would be a Murtha Patriot. That's right, Charles Whitman. You remember him, the guy that systematically gunned down people from his perch on the University of Texas clock tower on August 1st, 1966.
Norwegian Artist Told to Remove Anti-Islam Display After Muslims Attack Exhibition
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Taliban Morons. The Good Kind.
Taliban morons. But I repeat myself....
When terrorist work related accidents go terribly right:
A would-be suicide bomber accidentally blew himself up on Thursday, killing six other militants as he was bidding them farewell to leave for his intended target, the Interior Ministry said.Speaking of Taliban morons, do us a favor and tune in tomorrow in the AM for some fun.
"The terrorist was on his way to his destination and saying good-bye to his associates and then his suicide vest exploded," a statement from the ministry said.
Thanks to William Teach.
Crowder: The Obama Song
It's Thursday and that means Steven Crowder.
Random Old Testament Observation
I just finished reading the book of Job. I think all my Sunday School teachers were wrong about the moral of the story.
The moral of the Job story seems to be: get better friends.
Those guys were major d*cks, weren't they?
Keith Olbermann: Then And Now
Try not to get whiplash as you watch the
Edward R. Murrow of our time MSNBC's biggest Obama bootlicker go from screaming at Bush and calling him a fascist to pretending that calling Obama a fascist is crazy and unhinged.
Watch the whole thing. You won't regret it, I promise.
E-Mail a Nigerian Scam Artist
I usually don't bother with these, and I got a similar email as Treacher a few weeks back, but the Nigerian scam artists are now impersonating military personnel and that kind of adds to my ire.
Here's the e-mail: email@example.com
As Treacher notes it is a federal crime to impersonate a member of the U.S. military. Also a federal crime? Trying to scam people out of money over the internet.
Update by Howie: Some of the emails are starting to come back as undeliverable (at least mine did). It appears the spam bastard removed the gmail account.
Cyber Scam Denied?!?
Good News: Pakistan Intelligence Still Aiding Taliban
I don't know why this pisses me off so much since it comes as an utter non-surprise:
The Taliban’s widening campaign in southern Afghanistan is made possible in part by direct support from operatives in Pakistan’s military intelligence agency, despite Pakistani government promises to sever ties to militant groups fighting in Afghanistan, according to American government officials.I don't have anything clever to say except that I hope the nukes are warmed up and pointing at Islamabad. Or at least Quetta.
The support consists of money, military supplies and strategic planning guidance to Taliban commanders who are gearing up to confront the international force in Afghanistan that will soon include some 17,000 American reinforcements.
Support for the Taliban, as well as other militant groups, is coordinated by operatives inside the shadowy S Wing of Pakistan’s spy service, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, the officials said. There is even evidence that ISI operatives meet regularly with Taliban commanders to discuss whether to intensify or scale back violence before the Afghan elections.
Thanks to Hot Air's headlines.
Man Arrested Three Times on Terror Related Charges Also Raising Money for "Orphanage" that (shock) Turns Out Was Terrorist Training Camp
This is just so rich, I don't know where to start? The guys at National Terror Alert sent the story, so I'll link to them:
A British charity worker twice cleared of terror charges in this country is being hunted in Bangladesh after explosives were seized at an orphanage he founded.In addition to making small arms, the orphanage/madrassa is suspected of being a training camp for Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh.
The good news? An update on the story from today is that Dr. Faisal Mostafa has been arrested in Bangladesh.
The bad news?
Mostafa was given a suspended sentence for trying to board a aeroplane at Manchester airport last November with a a gas-powered pistol in his suitcase.By my count that's three terror related charges against Mostafa, not two. Why does it not surprise me one bit that a guy with a terror track record has been raising funds in Britain for a terrorist training camps in Bangladesh?
In 2002, Mostafa was cleared of conspiracy to cause explosions, after a surveillance operation in Birmingham in 2000....
As well as being acquitted of the 2002 charges, Mostafa was cleared during a trial 13 years ago of conspiring to cause explosions.
Back to National Terror Alert:
‘The matter is of serious concern to us.’Mostafa, who has a PhD in chemistry from Manchester Polytechnic'Ph.D. in chemistry. Terror supporter. Philanthropist. What could possibly go wrong?
Looks Like al Qaeda in Somalia is Having a Bad Day
Al Qaeda's Somalia affiliate's (al-Shabaab) website looked like this yesterday.
Is somebody having a DNS problem? So. Freaking. Sad.
The downside? All those images I've been hotlinking from their server are no longer available. Oh well, live and learn Shabaab bitches. Live and learn.
Like I said a few weeks ago, there's no need for us to keep their website secret any longer (we've known about it for months). So, when Shabaab's dupes in Syria find another DNS service this is where you'll find them: http://www.kataaib.info/
PS-I didn't do it. Any one want to fess up?
Some Advice I should Have Heeded
When fishing, wear sunblock.
The good news? I caught so many I lost count after 15.
Central Intelligence Agency Hiring Spies
The Central Intelligence Agency is running radio recruitment spots for its National Clandestine Service unit....If you are stirred to be shaken from complacency and anxious to experience excitement in a life punctuated by adventure and patriotism, by all means, apply for a position.
Just think. It's a chance to work for Leon Panetta.
Taliban Takeover of Pakistan's Emerald Mines
After giving up the Swat Valley to the Taliban, the Pakistan government just watched as the Taliban took over operation of the emerald mines in the region. The mines are known to be part of the largest emerald deposits in South Asia.
The Pakistan government has not contested the Taliban takeover.
Below the fold.
"So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Anconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?
"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears not all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honor--your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is your statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money, Is this what you consider evil?
"Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions--and you'll learn that man's mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.
"But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made--before it can be looted or mooched--made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.'
"To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return. Money permits you to obtain for your goods and your labor that which they are worth to the men who buy them, but no more. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgment of the traders. Money demands of you the recognition that men must work for their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss--the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery--that you must offer them values, not wounds--that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of goods. Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best that your money can find. And when men live by trade--with reason, not force, as their final arbiter--it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgment and highest ability--and the degree of a man's productiveness is the degree of his reward. This is the code of existence whose tool and symbol is money. Is this what you consider evil?
"But money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. It will give you the means for the satisfaction of your desires, but it will not provide you with desires. Money is the scourge of the men who attempt to reverse the law of causality--the men who seek to replace the mind by seizing the products of the mind.
"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek. Money will not buy intelligence for the fool, or admiration for the coward, or respect for the incompetent. The man who attempts to purchase the brains of his superiors to serve him, with his money replacing his judgment, ends up by becoming the victim of his inferiors. The men of intelligence desert him, but the cheats and the frauds come flocking to him, drawn by a law which he has not discovered: that no man may be smaller than his money. Is this the reason why you call it evil?
"Only the man who does not need it, is fit to inherit wealth--the man who would make his own fortune no matter where he started. If an heir is equal to his money, it serves him; if not, it destroys him. But you look on and you cry that money corrupted him. Did it? Or did he corrupt his money? Do not envy a worthless heir; his wealth is not yours and you would have done no better with it. Do not think that it should have been distributed among you; loading the world with fifty parasites instead of one, would not bring back the dead virtue which was the fortune. Money is a living power that dies without its root. Money will not serve the mind that cannot match it. Is this the reason why you call it evil?
"Money is your means of survival. The verdict you pronounce upon the source of your livelihood is the verdict you pronounce upon your life. If the source is corrupt, you have damned your own existence. Did you get your money by fraud? By pandering to men's vices or men's stupidity? By catering to fools, in the hope of getting more than your ability deserves? By lowering your standards? By doing work you despise for purchasers you scorn? If so, then your money will not give you a moment's or a penny's worth of joy. Then all the things you buy will become, not a tribute to you, but a reproach; not an achievement, but a reminder of shame. Then you'll scream that money is evil. Evil, because it would not pinch-hit for your self-respect? Evil, because it would not let you enjoy your depravity? Is this the root of your hatred of money?
"Money will always remain an effect and refuse to replace you as the cause. Money is the product of virtue, but it will not give you virtue and it will not redeem your vices. Money will not give you the unearned, neither in matter nor in spirit. Is this the root of your hatred of money?
"Or did you say it's the love of money that's the root of all evil? To love a thing is to know and love its nature. To love money is to know and love the fact that money is the creation of the best power within you, and your passkey to trade your effort for the effort of the best among men. It's the person who would sell his soul for a nickel, who is loudest in proclaiming his hatred of money--and he has good reason to hate it. The lovers of money are willing to work for it. They know they are able to deserve it.
"Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another--their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.
"But money demands of you the highest virtues, if you wish to make it or to keep it. Men who have no courage, pride or self-esteem, men who have no moral sense of their right to their money and are not willing to defend it as they defend their life, men who apologize for being rich--will not remain rich for long. They are the natural bait for the swarms of looters that stay under rocks for centuries, but come crawling out at the first smell of a man who begs to be forgiven for the guilt of owning wealth. They will hasten to relieve him of the guilt--and of his life, as he deserves.
"Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard--the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money--the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue. In a moral society, these are the criminals, and the statutes are written to protect you against them. But when a society establishes criminals-by-right and looters-by-law--men who use force to seize the wealth of disarmed victims--then money becomes its creators' avenger. Such looters believe it safe to rob defenseless men, once they've passed a law to disarm them. But their loot becomes the magnet for other looters, who get it from them as they got it. Then the race goes, not to the ablest at production, but to those most ruthless at brutality. When force is the standard, the murderer wins over the pickpocket. And then that society vanishes, in a spread of ruins and slaughter.
"Do you wish to know whether that day is coming? Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion--when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing--when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors--when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don't protect you against them, but protect them against you--when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice--you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that is does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.
"Whenever destroyers appear among men, they start by destroying money, for money is men's protection and the base of a moral existence. Destroyers seize gold and leave to its owners a counterfeit pile of paper. This kills all objective standards and delivers men into the arbitrary power of an arbitrary setter of values. Gold was an objective value, an equivalent of wealth produced. Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked, 'Account overdrawn.'
"When you have made evil the means of survival, do not expect men to remain good. Do not expect them to stay moral and lose their lives for the purpose of becoming the fodder of the immoral. Do not expect them to produce, when production is punished and looting rewarded. Do not ask, 'Who is destroying the world? You are.
"You stand in the midst of the greatest achievements of the greatest productive civilization and you wonder why it's crumbling around you, while you're damning its life-blood--money. You look upon money as the savages did before you, and you wonder why the jungle is creeping back to the edge of your cities. Throughout men's history, money was always seized by looters of one brand or another, whose names changed, but whose method remained the same: to seize wealth by force and to keep the producers bound, demeaned, defamed, deprived of honor. That phrase about the evil of money, which you mouth with such righteous recklessness, comes from a time when wealth was produced by the labor of slaves--slaves who repeated the motions once discovered by somebody's mind and left unimproved for centuries. So long as production was ruled by force, and wealth was obtained by conquest, there was little to conquer, Yet through all the centuries of stagnation and starvation, men exalted the looters, as aristocrats of the sword, as aristocrats of birth, as aristocrats of the bureau, and despised the producers, as slaves, as traders, as shopkeepers--as industrialists.
"To the glory of mankind, there was, for the first and only time in history, a country of money--and I have no higher, more reverent tribute to pay to America, for this means: a country of reason, justice, freedom, production, achievement. For the first time, man's mind and money were set free, and there were no fortunes-by-conquest, but only fortunes-by-work, and instead of swordsmen and slaves, there appeared the real maker of wealth, the greatest worker, the highest type of human being--the self-made man--the American industrialist.
"If you ask me to name the proudest distinction of Americans, I would choose--because it contains all the others--the fact that they were the people who created the phrase 'to make money.' No other language or nation had ever used these words before; men had always thought of wealth as a static quantity--to be seized, begged, inherited, shared, looted or obtained as a favor. Americans were the first to understand that wealth has to be created. The words 'to make money' hold the essence of human morality.
"Yet these were the words for which Americans were denounced by the rotted cultures of the looters' continents. Now the looters' credo has brought you to regard your proudest achievements as a hallmark of shame, your prosperity as guilt, your greatest men, the industrialists, as blackguards, and your magnificent factories as the product and property of muscular labor, the labor of whip-driven slaves, like the pyramids of Egypt. The rotter who simpers that he sees no difference between the power of the dollar and the power of the whip, ought to learn the difference on his own hide-- as, I think, he will.
"Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice--there is no other--and your time is running out."
March 25, 2009
The Maine War Front
Big Hollywood, GI Film Festival 2009 selection lineup (The GI Film Festival is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization and the only film festival in the nation to honor men and women in uniform):
Far away from the war, in Portland, Maine there are people who think about the war every day. They get up every morning, not with the thought of having to pay their mortgages or the thought of far away adventures, but theirs is the thought of continued service to their country – to give back in some small measure.
Whether it is 3 am in the morning or 3 pm in the afternoon, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, these volunteers get up and go out to make a difference in the lives of our departing and returning soldiers.
They see the faces of those deploying to war and the faces of those returning from war every day. They count their numbers and pay their respects in smiles, handshakes and hugs. Who are these dedicated men and women? They are the volunteer troop greeters in Portland, Maine and the subject of an emotionally revealing documentary, The Way We Get By. More...
I definitely want to see this. Be sure to read the background on this film at above link.
Operation Cast Lead, IAF & Sudan
If unnamed American officials are correct, a splodey thing happened on the way to transporting arms to Hamas through Sudan:
As Israeli troops battled Palestinian gunmen during Operation Cast Lead in an attempt to end the threat posed against southern Israel, IAF warplanes were conducting a similar mission far from the border with the Gaza Strip, a CBS report revealed on Wednesday.It's not nice to mess with da Juice, 39 people and 17 trucks are history.
According to the report, unidentified American officials told the station that in January, Israeli planes bombed a convoy of trucks carrying arms destined for Hamas through Sudan.
"Israeli intelligence is said to have discovered that weapons were being trucked through Sudan, heading north toward Egypt, whereupon they would cross the Sinai Desert and be smuggled into Hamas-held territory in Gaza," the sources told CBS. "Israeli aircraft carried out the attack".
One thing bothers me though, why are we hearing about this now?
British MEP Daniel Hannan Talks With Glenn Beck
Hannan doesn't mince words, sure as hell wish we had someone like him here.
Good News: Federal Official Says Canadian Youths Recruited By As-Shabaab
I wonder how many other countries are involved in as Shabaab recruiting.
A leader in Canada's Somalian community is dismissing reports of young people being recruited by an al-Qaeda-linkedVery disturbing news indeed, naturally Omar, the spokesman for the Toronto mosque, practices taqiyya (lie for the sake of Islam):
militiaterrorists to fight in Somalia, despite evidence it is occurring in the United States and elsewhere.
Said Omar, a spokesman for Toronto's Khalid bin Walid mosque, which mainly serves the city's Somalian population, said he hasn't heard about any such recruitment efforts.
We are a peace-loving congregation, law-abiding citizens, who just want to live peacefully with our Canadian neighbours and friends," Omar said.[see below fold..ed]
However, a senior federal government official with knowledge of Canada's security services has told CBC News that Somali-Canadian young men have indeed joined the al-Shabab militia.[...]
The federal Canadian official — who would not agree to be named because he is not authorized to speak publicly — estimated al-Shabab recruiting may have involved as many as 30 Somali-Canadian youths.
The FBI and Britain's MI5 say similar numbers have left both the U.S. and the United Kingdom.
Mosque fights for rights, but slurs Jews and West.Stands to reason why Omar is denying this. Doesn't sound like a peace loving congregation to me.
A mosque asking that Canadian workplaces respect a strict Muslim dress code is at the same time disseminating slurs against Jews and Western societies, and warning members against social integration.
The Khalid Bin Al-Walid Mosque near Kipling Ave. and Rexdale Blvd. serves as the religious authority for eight Somali women complaining to the Canadian Human Rights Commission that UPS Canada Ltd. violated their religious rights at a sorting plant. The mosque, founded in 1990 and serving upwards of 10,000 people, preaches strict adherence to sharia, or Islamic law, and no compromise with the West.
Teachings on the mosque's website, khalidmosque.com, refer to non-Muslim Westerners as "wicked," "corrupt" and "our clear enemies."
Sometimes Jews are singled out.
Newspapers Bailed by Washington?
Just freaking great! Legislation is proposed to make mainstream media newspapers into public-benefit, quasi-governmental house organs. Jeez, you'd think the MSM weren't already kissing the asset-guarantors in Washington.
Under this arrangement, newspapers would still be free to report on all issues, including political campaigns. But they would be prohibited from making political endorsements.It appears that newspapers would be somewhat restricted in expressing political opinions while providing Washington with the means to censor anything deemed to be a political endorsement.
Advertising and subscription revenue would be tax exempt, and contributions to support news coverage or operations could be tax deductible.
Reporter: "Hey, Chief! Here's that puff piece on Senator Wagatongue."Kidding aside, the real threat is that the government involvement will act to impede openness. The press would be less free. (more)
Editor: "Okay, take it to the political officer for approval. It should be good since Wagatongue is one of us."
Today Is National Medal Of Honor Day
The United States Congress has designated March 25th of each year as NATIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR DAY, a day dedicated to Medal of Honor recipients. March 25th was selected as the date because it is the date of the first presentation of the award 156 years ago.
The recipients should serve as an inspiration to us all. They are/were the best of the best.
British MEP Pwns Gordon Brown's Obamaesque Deficit Spending
So f*cking pwn3d.
This handing of one's ass on a platter is what the conservatives left in the government need to strive for - in tone, in delivery and in substance.
Cat Shit One or Apocalypse Meow
Damn weird trailer for this Japanese produced animated series called Cat Shit One. It was released in the US as Apocalypse Meow.
Fluffy bunnies vs terrorists.
Win the Overseas Contingency Operation!
It appears the Obama administration is fishing for a new name for the GWOT. Rejecting that and the term "Long War".
But there's just no ring to OCO or overseas contingency operation.
Help Obi-One rename the war(s) in comments.
Fatwas will be issued.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against starboardhelm for
Fight Against Islamophobic Labels
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Bob R for
OHAC-opperation Hope And Change
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Telly Prompter for
Effort Against Human-Caused Disaster Doers!And the "damn, that's the one I like" fatwa issued against redc1c4 for
Overseas Kill the Bastards Operations
As Shabaab Kidnap Kenya Officials
A Somali militant group has kidnapped four Kenya government officers in North Eastern Province.As Shabaab tentacles are reaching further and further.
The Al-Shabaab abducted the officials on their way to attend the Provincial primary school ball games tournament in Mandera town.
Wajir South District Education Officer Mr Moses Mwangi, his Quality Assurance colleague Mr Charles Nyakundi, the Provincial Quality Assurance officer Mr Onchiri Onyancha, their driver, a Mr Abdullahi, and an unnamed Wajir South based education officer were abducted at about 10 am.
The vehicle they were travelling in was reportedly intercepted by heavily armed Al- Shabaab
militiamenterrorists[...ed] who commandeered it into Somalia.
militiamenterrorists[..ed], who have taken over control of vast parts of Somalia are accused of entering Kenyan territory and abducting aid workers in exchange for ransom.
Intelligence and security officials are concerned about the recent increased Al Shabaab activity in North Eastern Province.
USNS Impeccable Harassed by Chinese Vessels
Let's hope all US vs Chinese incidents are this boring now and forever.
US Muslim Coalition Warn They Will Boycott FBI
Shame on the FBI for going undercover in mosques in search of radicals.
The Muslim groups are also upset that the Messiah promised better relations with Muslims saying - "he hasn't delivered on his promise".....yet
(IsraelNN.com) A U.S. coalition of major Islamic organizations is threatening to stop cooperating with the FBI because of what it says is anti-Muslim bias by the federal arm and the “targeting” of American Muslims.Interesting tidbit buried at end of article:
In a statement, the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT) cited in particular an incident in California, in which it says that “the FBI sent a convicted criminal to pose as an agent provocateur” in several mosques. A federal agent allegedly told one of the mosque-goers that the FBI would make his life a "living hell" if he did not agree to become an informant.
“Muslims are law-abiding and productive citizens who uphold the democratic principles of freedom, equality and justice,” AMT contended.[...]
AMT’s recent statement protested the 2007 designation of Muslim groups such as CAIR, the Islamic society of North America (ISNA) and the North American Islamic Trust (NAIT), as "unindicted co-conspirators" in the Holy Land Foundation trial in Dallas, Texas.[...]
The FBI defended its decision to spy in mosques. “What matters to the FBI is preventing a massive attack,” said former counterterrorism chief Robert Blitzer. Mosques and other religious institutions are of particular concern, he added, because potential terrorists could consider them a safe place to plot attacks
In the case in question, the FBI's undercover work led to the arrest of 34-year-old Ahmadullah Niazi, a native of Afghanistan who has a brother-in-law working for Osama bin Laden.Just how naive do these groups think we are? Some of us don't have our head up our arses.
Niazi was recorded talking favorably about gathering weapons, blowing up buildings, and sending money to Afghan terrorists, and suggested that the FBI informant undergo terrorist training in Yemen or Pakistan, the FBI says. Muslim groups have suggested that the FBI arrested Niazi because he refused to become an informant.
YouTube: "Take the gun and kill a Jew" (Updated Bumped)
Updated and Bumped by Howie:
Now these beotches know the true powah of the dark side.
Thanks to the
guys girls at Youtube Smackdown.
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Thanks to Jeremy for alerting me about the World Islamic Front's Youtube channel. With a name like "World Islamic Front" what could we possibly expect to find other than a page devoted to love, peace, and tolerance?
Call me out of step with the new era of hope and change, but I find this particular bit from the user's profile particularly offensive.
That's real clever there. ASCII art encouraging the murder of Jews. Original, yet vaguely old-school. I like that in a conspiratorial hatemonger. Because if you're going to encourage genocide, it's best to do it with flare.
I also have some ASCII art. Wanna see it?
Somalians to As Shabaab: Leave Our Khat Alone
Apparently alQaeda linked as Shabaab has gone too far by banning the popular narcotic Khat.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — Hundreds of Somalis demonstrated against Islamist fighters Wednesday after they imposed a ban on a popular narcotic leaf in a southwestern town, witnesses said.
The protest is the latest setback for the group, whose leaders the U.S. State Department say have al-Qaida links.[Setback?.. hardly..ed]
One person was wounded during the protest in Baidoa, the country's former parliamentary seat, after the Islamist al-Shabab fighters fired in the air to disperse protesters, witness Abdirahman Abdullahi said.
Al-Shabab's head of security in Baidoa, Sheik Hassan Deerow, said several protesters had been jailed. Resident Mukhtar Adaw said more than 50 people had been detained, among them many women and children.
The protest began after the hardline al-Shabab militia banned qat, Baidoa resident Hassan Eden said.
Qat leaves produce a mild narcotic buzz when chewed and are a central part of traditional Somali social life. Many Somali women make a living selling the green leaves, and Somali men enjoy chewing them with friends.
Unfortunately, As Shabaab's will undoubtedly give harsh punishment to these people. Unlike the recent punishment they gave one of their own members for killing a UN aid worker - 100 female camels to be given to the victims family as compensation.
Quote of the
Day Duration of the Obama Administration
"One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists of establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary."
—Ayn Rand, 1975
High Value Target Captured in Afghanistan?
KABUL, March 22 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan National Army (ANA) arrested 22 suspected militants in Taliban's former stronghold of southern Afghan province Kandahar on Saturday, a press release of the Defense Ministry said on Sunday.Hmmmmm, wonder who it could be. Don't get too excited, remember Abu Muscab al-Zaqueery was killed or captured a number of times that turned out to be false hope.
"In Jalai district of Kandahar province, 22 suspected militants including one wounded man were arrested by ANA on March 21," the press release said.
It noted that the wounded man, who believed to be a famous militants figure, was handed over to the department of National Security Directorate in Kandahar for investigation.
We'll keep and eye and see what's up.
In other Imperial Good News, Another missile strike kills seven targets in Pakistan in what sounds like an attack on Arab or al-Qaeda personell sheltered by the Taliban.
But one eyewitness told CNN in a phone interview that the cars were parked. That source said there were foreigners among the dead and that the attack took place in a known stronghold of militant Baitullah Mehsud. He is leader of the Pakistani Taliban, according to military officials, analysts and think tanks that study Pakistan's militant groups.
I'm Finding it Difficult...
...to feel much sympathy for poor mistreated Jake DeSantis.
Do I think its fair that his contracted bonus was recalled?
Do I think giving away his "extra money" was a kind gesture?
Should he have to give away his money?
But Jake DeSantis, already has enough money to work for $1 per year and can afford to give away $742,006.40. Hey Jake, If its that much of a burden, I'll trade you my "extra money" for your "extra money" any day.
So Jake DeSantis can take his outrage and GFHS for all I care.
Where is Dr. Rusty Shackleford NOW?!
He mentioned something about writing show tunes with his "daddy" methinks.
I dunno, I cringed and had to log off after that....
Inherited Very Own Deficits
At which point can we look at the red bars and stop blaming BOOOOSH and CAPITALIZMlol! for Obama's government deficits that he and his Clown Car Congress signed into law?
Right now. He bitches about inheriting a recession? Bush inherited one from the nation's first black president too, Barry. You asked for this job, Barry. You were not appointed. You campaigned and were elected. This is your task, and you're failing at it.
He inherited these deficits like OJ inherited Niccole Brown's head.
Dumbest Congresswoman on Earth Gets to the Bottom of...Nothing
Even Turbo Tax Geitner can't keep a straight face when the Thor's Hammer of financial intellect - Maxine "There is no problem with Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac" Waters (D) - tries and fails to "grill" Obama's Treasury secretary.
So you have what is perhaps the stupidest idiot in the Democrat Congress (in a strong field of contenders) trying to blame the financial crisis on a "cabal" of eeeevil capitalists/Joos/Neocons (of which no evidence verifying the existence thereof can be found). Or something.
And upon further consideration, perhaps we will need the extra education dollars to recover the collective IQ points of the nation, because it is evident that every time the Democrats or the Obama Administration opens their fat collective pie holes, everyone in the room gets dumber for having heard what falls out.
Hot Naked Pics Of Pamela Anderson
Well, looks like we're one of the few blogs that failed to watch Obama wet himself without his teleprompter tonight.
The title of this post? Well, that's just google bait.
If you came here for hard hitting coverage of the One's All Important Pre-Empting Of American Idol, well we have that. Hit the blogroll. It's ------over there-->
March 24, 2009
Alexandria, Virginia: We Don't Want GITMO Detainees Here
Apparently the historic vibrant community had a taste of what happens during a terrorist trial:
An outcry is growing in Alexandria over a prospect no one seems to like: terrorist suspects in the suburbs.John
"We would be absolutely opposed to relocating Guantanamo prisoners to Alexandria," Mayor William D. Euille (D) said. "We would do everything in our power to lobby the president, the governor, the Congress and everyone else to stop it. We've had this experience, and it was unpleasant. Let someone else have it."
The 2006 death penalty trial of Zacarias Moussaoui, who was convicted of conspiring in the terrorist attacks of Sept, 11, 2001, turned the neighborhood into a virtual encampment, with heavily armed agents, rooftop snipers, bomb-sniffing dogs, blocked streets, identification checks and a fleet of television satellite trucks.
President Obama has vowed to close Guantanamo by January, and the government is reviewing files on the roughly 240 detainees. The administration has strongly indicated that some will be transferred to federal courts, and a senior Justice Department official recently named Alexandria, along with Manhattan, as possible destinations.
Jennifer Aniston, Jawa
I always suspected it, but now we know.
Thanks to Toadbile.
Video: Ayman al-Zawahiri on Sudan
Here is the new as-Sahab (al Qaeda in Afghanistan/Pakistan's production arm) video featuring Ayman al-Zawahiri's thoughts on Sudan. The 16 minute video begins with a nasheed (song) inciting Muslims to violence over images of war. Then al Qaeda #2's voice is heard over a still image.
The video features English language subtitles. English language transcripts were also released by as-Sahab along with the video. Both the video and transcripts are posted below.
The video is Zawahiri's response to the International Criminal Court's indictment of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir. Zawahiri claims the ICC's indictment is evidence of a global Jewish conspiracy, led by the United States, against Muslims governing their own affairs.
No word from Zawahiri on the fact that neither the US nor Israel voted for the ICC when it was created. Neither countries are currently signatories to the ICC treaty.
That's some logic you got there Ayman.
He then goes on to warn of impending military action against the Sudan by these same Zionist-Crusader forces, encouraging Muslims to prepare for guerrilla warfare. He specifically cites the examples of insurgents in Somalia, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
After some condemnation of the Sudanese regime for kicking al Qaeda out of the country in the mid 1990s, Zawahiri invites Bashir to "repent" and follow the lead of Mullah Omar, the leader of the Afghani Taliban.
I'm not sure what the video means other than the obvious that this is yet another Zawahiri video saying, Pay attention to me! I'm not dead yet!
For those interested, the video and transcripts are below. Thanks to Laura Mansfield for the heads up and to Howie for the embeddable video.
[Words of the nasheed]
O my Ummah, fighting has become a duty, so stop ranting and shouting
And stop wasting time, for the one who wastes time and rests doesn't win
Call the facts by their names, because the truth about the people is obvious
The Crusaders have come back again and are rampaging through every land
We had forgotten what had gone before, but they reopened the wounds
There is no Mu'tasim to provide relief, even if someone asked him and said:
Haven't you seen how Islam is plotted against in broad daylight?
Haven't you seen our Aqsa and what the enemy has destroyed and violated?
Haven't you seen the tyranny of the Jews and how we have perfected shouting?
They have usurped Palestine and said, "We're not going to leave it"
Unbelief has gathered its forces, so why the dispute and butting of heads?
O billion! Where are you when the wounds call to you?
Give us one million from one billion, the crème de la crème
From every thousand just one, to fight with them in every field
O my Ummah, fighting has become a duty, so stop ranting and shouting
And stop wasting time, for the one who wastes time and rests doesn't win
In the name of Allah, and all praise is due to Allah, and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of Allah and upon his family, companions and allies.
Muslim brothers everywhere: peace be upon you and the mercy of Allah and His blessings.
As for what comes after:
The International Criminal Court has issued its arrest warrant for Umar al-Bashir, which is an event with serious implications which must be looked at and its motivations and effects considered carefully.
I would like to emphasize several things here:
The first is that I am not defending Umar al-Bashir or his regime, nor am I defending what it has done in Darfur and elsewhere; rather, I am asking our Muslim Ummah to look at the matter in a comprehensive way which takes in all of its dimensions. The issue isn't one of Darfur and solving its problems: the issue is one of making excuses for more foreign interference in the Muslims' countries in the framework of the contemporary Zionist Crusade.
Why aren't they putting Bush, Blair, Olmert, Barak, Musharraf and Putin on trial? Indeed, why didn't they try Truman, who ordered the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki with the first atomic bombs in history?
Why hasn't the United Nations moved to protect the Palestinians in Gaza from Israeli barbarity and criminality, while it pretends to cry over the suffering of the people of Darfur? Why hasn't the United Nations and the international community intervened to lift the siege from Gaza, while it pretends to cry over the people of Darfur being deprived of relief and aid?
The second thing is that the Bashir regime is reaping what it sowed. For many long years, it continued to back down and backtrack in front of American Crusader pressure, and decided to cross all redlines in its compromising and backtracking. It expelled the Mujahideen who had taken refuge in the Sudan, foremost among them Shaykh Usama bin Ladin (may Allah protect him), after having hosted them at one point, then tossed them, their families and their women and children into the unknown, and declared in a audacious lie that they had left voluntarily, then attempted to beg payment for that from the Saudi regime and the Americans, but the reply was, "You've still got a long road ahead of you!"
"O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them [for friendship] is of them. Verily Allah guides not a people unjust. You see how those in whose hearts is a disease run about among them, saying, 'We fear lest a change of fortune bring us disaster.' But it may be that Allah will give you victory, or a decision from Him, then they will regret the thoughts which they secretly harbored in their hearts. And those who believe will say, 'Are these the men who swore their strongest oaths by Allah that they were with you?' All that they do will be in vain, and they will become losers." (5:51-53)
The Sudanese regime continued to pant for American approval, and it agreed to the division of the Sudan, paved the way for the imminent secession of the south, provided all the information it had on the emigrants and Mujahideen to the American government, and handed over some of them to the regimes of treason and criminality in their countries. But despite all that, the senior criminals weren't satisfied with it, and continued to besiege it with demands and interference, even going so far as to demand the arrest of its leaders and prominent figures. The Truth (Blessed and Most High is He) says, "Or like Satan, when he says to man, 'Disbelieve,' but when he disbelieves, he says, 'I have nothing to do with you, I fear Allah, the Lord of the worlds.'" (59:16), and as He (Glorious is He) says, "He promises them and stirs up desires in them, and Satan only promises them to beguile." (4:120)
The Sudanese regime told the weak and oppressed who emigrated to the Sudan and who found no other shelter or refuge for themselves, "We will expel you from the Sudan so you can save it from problems and losses"; and today - Glory be to Allah - the same pretext is thrown in al-Bashir's face by his former trail-mates who revolted against him, who say, "Give yourself up to the international court to save the Sudan from problems and dangers." The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) says, "Kindness is not lost, sin is never forgotten, and the Judge never dies. So do what you wish, for what you do will be done to you."
The third thing is a message I would like to send to our beloved, patient, Muslim and Mujahid Sudanese people. I tell them: you are being targeted so Islam can be eliminated from the Sudan. This is the fact which you must comprehend. And in order for Islam to be eliminated from the Sudan, a justification must be found for Western military intervention.
I tell our people in the Sudan: the Sudanese regime is too weak to defend the Sudan, so you must do what was done by your brothers in Iraq and Somalia, who defended their countries when the official regimes were powerless to do that, and not only that, but much of them fled or surrendered.
So make preparations - by training, equipping, storing and organizing for a long guerilla war, for the contemporary Crusade has bared its fangs at you.
I tell our Muslim brothers in the Sudan: we are with you, and all Mujahideen and Muslims are with you, and we shall - with Allah's help - do all that is in our power to help you, despite our knowledge that the Sudanese regime lies in wait for any Mujahid it might discover in the Sudan; but you have nothing to do with what the smooth-talking Sudanese regime did to the Mujahideen, because you opened your chests and hearts to your brothers, the weak and oppressed emigrants.
What unites you and us is the brotherhood of Islam and bond of faith which the Bashir regime has turned its back on. It is a brotherhood and bond which rises far above worldly nonsense and the constraints of ancestry, blood ties and homeland. The Truth (Blessed and Most High is He) says to His Noble Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), "And if they seek to deceive you, then Allah is sufficient for you. It is He Who has strengthened you with His help and with the believers. And He has put affection between their hearts. If you had spent all that is in the earth, you could not have attuned their hearts, but Allah has attuned them. Lo! He is Mighty, Wise." (8:62-63)
The fourth thing I would like to talk about is a message to our people in Darfur. I tell them: don't allow the Crusade to turn your suffering into a pretext for the occupation of the homelands of Islam. The history of colonialism is well-known and oft-repeated, and if - Allah forbid - Crusader colonialism is able to establish itself in the Sudan, it will seek to humiliate and enslave every Muslim in the Sudan, whether from Darfur or elsewhere, and it will repeat in the Sudan the same crimes it is committing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Palestine.
The fifth thing is an observation which I would like to bring to the attention of the Muslim Ummah in the Sudan and all homelands of Islam. It is a comparison between the Sudanese regime led by Umar al-Bashir, and between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan led by the Commander of the Faithful, Mulla Muhammad Umar Mujahid (may Allah preserve him). Afghanistan is poorer and weaker than the Sudan, but the Islamic Emirate in it led by the Commander of the Faithful, Mulla Muhammad Umar Mujahid (may Allah preserve him), was stabler in faith, higher in resolve, nobler of self and more reliant on its Lord and more confident of the truth of His promise. It totally refused to merely discuss the question of handing a Muslim over to an unbeliever, and it refused to extradite those Mujahideen and emigrants whom Umar al-Bashir's regime had expelled, and the entire world gathered against it and America poured on it the fires of criminality, tyranny and devastation, but neither the Emirate nor the Commander of the Faithful (may Allah preserve him) backtracked so much as an inch on their principles and beliefs which are as stable as mountains, by the grace of Allah. And with Allah's help and power, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan led by its Amir - and our Amir - Mulla Muhammad Umar Mujahid (may Allah preserve him) waged a fierce Jihad against the contemporary Crusade with all its fleets, armies, funds and materiel, and it severely harmed that criminal Crusade, and offered thousands of martyrs and the costliest of sacrifices, until it forced the criminal Crusade to backtrack and acknowledge imminent defeat. And it continues - by the grace of Allah and His favor - to make progress day after day, and every day it grabs another place from the Crusader Coalition and the traitorous puppet government, and establishes in it the rules of the Shari'ah and commands good and forbids evil and protects the sanctities of the Muslims; "That is Allah's grace; He bestows it on whom He pleases; and Allah is the Lord of immense grace." (62:4)
So to our Muslim Ummah in the Sudan and everywhere: this is the path of victory and success in this world and the hereafter, so take it. The Truth (Blessed and Most High is He) says, "If you help Allah, He will help you, and plant your feet firmly." (47:7) And don't be from those about whom Allah says, "And those who believe say, 'Why is not a Surah revealed?' But when a decisive Surah is revealed and fighting is mentioned therein, you see those in whose hearts is a disease, looking towards you with the look of one who is fainting on account of approaching death. So woe to them! [Their attitude should have been one of] obedience and calling people to good. And when the matter was resolved, it would have been better for them if they were true to Allah. Would you not then, if you are placed in authority, create disorder in the land and sever your ties of kinship? It is these whom Allah has cursed, so that He has made them deaf and has made their eyes blind. Will they not, then, ponder over the Qur'an, or, is it that there are locks on their hearts? Surely, those who turn their backs [as apostates] after guidance has become manifest to them, Satan has seduced them and held out false hopes to them. That is because they said to those who hate what Allah has revealed, 'We will obey you in some matters,' and Allah knows their secrets." (47:20-26)
The sixth thing I would like to say is that the Sudanese regime and al-Bashir have an opportunity today to repent and return to the straight path and learn from what has gone before, and to realize that the Crusade will be satisfied with nothing less than total submission and surrender. So will the Bashir regime take the path of Islam and Jihad, and abandon the political maneuvers, diplomatic ruses and international smooth-talking which hasn't - and won't - bring anything other than disasters and tragedies? Will the Bashir regime apply Islamic Shari'ah honestly and devotedly, and reject all authority beside the authority of the Shari'ah? Will the Bashir regime declare Jihad in the Sudan against the enemies of the religion and Ummah, and mobilize the Ummah and prepare it for the coming battle? And will the Bashir regime cleanse the Sudan from evils and sins to summon and bring down Allah's help, relief and aid? The Truth (Glorious is He) says, "O you who believe! When you meet a force, be firm, and remember Allah much, that you may prosper. And obey Allah and His Messenger, and fall into no disputes, lest you lose heart and your power depart. And persevere, for Allah is with those who persevere." (8:45-46) Or will al-Bashir and his regime continue to maneuver, compromise and backtrack and rely on his political genius which has gotten him to where he is today, for him to turn into another copy of Karzai and his government, which doesn't exceed the limits of his office in Kabul, above which fly more than 20 Crusader flags?
The seventh thing which I would to like to point out is that what is happening in the Sudan, Palestine and elsewhere shows the humiliating impotence of the official Arab regime, which has no weight on the scales of global politics, because they demeaned themselves and thus are despised by others. And it shows that the Muslim Ummah today will only be defended by - after Allah the Glorious and Most High - its devoted sons the Mujahideen, after the governments betrayed it and the organizations and groups surrendered to [those governments].
So O our people and brothers in the noble Sudan, I remind you of the statement of the Truth (Blessed and Most High is He), "O you who believe! Persevere in patience and constancy; vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah, that you may prosper" (3:200), and of the statement of the Glorious, "Those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger after they had received an injury - such of them as do good and act righteously shall have a great reward; Those to whom the people said, 'The people are gathering against you, so fear them,' but it [only] increased their faith, and they said, 'For us Allah suffices, and He is the Best Guardian.' So they returned with grace and favor from Allah, and no harm touched them. They followed the good pleasure of Allah, and Allah is of infinite bounty. That was only Satan frightening his friends, so fear them not but fear Me, if you are believers." (3:172-175)
And our final prayer is that all praise is for Allah, Lord of the worlds, and may Allah send prayers and peace upon our Master Muhammad and upon his family and all his companions.
Call the facts by their names, because the truth about the people is obvious
We long for mute tongues with eloquent hands
Because we only hear heroes in our spacious mosques
A people without a creed is like leaves driven by the wind
He who betrays "Come to prayer" will betray "Come to the fight"
O my Ummah, patience, for your night is about to come to an end
The nightmare must leave us or be removed
And when the night is at its darkest, then dawn is close at hand
And when dawn breaks, then sleep no more and come to success
The nightmare must leave us or be removed
And when the night is at its darkest, then dawn is close at hand
And when dawn breaks, then sleep no more and come to success
O my Ummah, fighting has become a duty, so stop ranting and shouting
And stop wasting time, for the one who wastes time and rests doesn't win.
Eric Holder To SF Police: Keep Your Mouths Shut About Ayers & DornAmerican Thinker
Police Officers Association President Gary Delagnes confirmed that his union got a call from federal investigators telling them they had an "active investigation and should not be commenting on the case."Flashback, during the Clinton administration nation of cowards Holder was instrumental in the pardons of two former Weather Underground members. Susan Rosenburg and her pal Linda Evans. They took part in a Brinks robbery which led to the death of two police officers and a security guard.
Delagnes said the letter was meant only to show support for the family of the slain officer, Sgt. Brian McDonnell, and to help them "bring closure to the case."
So would it stand to reason the Dept of Justice telling SF Police Association to zip their lips about a so called continuing investigation into the bombing of SF Police Headquarters 40 years ago? Ayers and Dorn have been implicated in this bombing by a undercover FBI agent. If convicted, this would be bad news for the, I was only 8yrs old, Messiah.
As unrepentant domestic terrorist Billy Ayers said when he left the courtroom - "Guilty as hell, free as a bird, America is great". Holder appears to want to keep it that way.
Finally: Emperor's Lightning Ray Finger Thingy is Real
Unnecessarily long, but well worth the wait.
Thanks to Hot Rod Hobo Killer.
Alex Jones Appears on FOX News
Overheard in a Fox News production meeting, apparently:
Hey, I have an idea!
Let's book the most whacked out, bombastic, Jew-hating, fat, conspiratorial, idiotic 9-11-Twoof sleaze-merchant in America - one who is responsible for the continued enabling and encouragement of the self-inflicted mental illness in millions of impressionable individuals - and put him on the most watched cable news network in the world! No vetting necessary!
And we'll agree with him and call him "great!"
Who's with me?
Fox certainly has long been in need of some programming shake-up (needs more Red Eye), but this validation of fringe lunatics and conspiracy-huffing whackaloons is just stupid and saps what little credibility they may have had.
MSNBC called. They want their business model back.
5,000 Words on Somali Shabaab's Relationship to al Qaeda
These five images* can be found today on the front page of the Somalian Shabaab's official website.
Are we clear yet as to the threat Shabaab rule in Somalia means to the United States?
*Images hotlinked because making al Qaeda's Somali affiliate pay for bandwidth just feels so right. Let them sue me. I'd love to see them try.
Evan Sayet on Liberalism
Great speech. Here's a teaser:
Think about this when Nazi Germany was the worlds' super power they tried to take over the world. France and Napoleon tried to take over the world, Great Britain tried to take over the world, Islam has tried to take over the world. We are the world's lone super power. We have not taken over Canada.All your Celine Dion's are belongs to us!
I mean it's not like we can't. We've got the greatest military in the history of the world. They have got what, like they've got Celine Dion. Of course, we are not imperialists. But it doesn't matter to the left that we're not imperialists. There has to be something other than our exceptionalism that explains it because truth, fact, reason, logic, and evidence are not employed by the Democrat, by the modern Liberal; the dominant force in today's Democratic Party.
Obama's Teleprompter Translated
Looks like the anteater has found a nemesis: Obama's teleprompter.
Thanks to A. N. Mouse.
Sucking at the Hind Teet of a Dead Cow
Heh...But they did not have tater chips and tee vee back then, so long as the gubbamint supplies those, nothing will change mehthinks.
March 23, 2009
Finally: The Imperial Walker is Here
How close is this thing to deployment? This close....
War Porn Compilation
A war porn palette cleanser. Compilation of helicopters vs. insurgents set to "Blow Me Away" by Breaking Benjamin and V shape Mind's "Monsters" and "Antithesis Of Origami".
When I finally become MTV's CEO we'll bring back the music video, mash it with the current reality TV format and then war porn will be all we'll show. Safe for my work, but probably not yours.
Thanks to Alex.
Pakistan: Mullah Omar not in Baluchistan but in Afghanistan so don't bother sending your Predator drones here
How can Pakistan be so sure that Mullah Omar is not in Baluchistan? Pakistan knows Mullah Omar is not in Afghanistan but they are desperate to stop the Predator Drone strikes that have decimated al Qaida's leadership over the past year.
Over the weekend when Leon Panetta, director of the CIA, met President Asif Ali Zardari he was asked to halt drone aircraft attacks on the country’s tribal regions. Panetta probably told them that isn't going to happen so now the Pakistanis are reverting to propaganda in a bid to stop the effective Predator Drone strikes.
But why is the Pakistani government so worried about the Predator drone strikes all of a sudden? In 2006 and 2007, the US military had to ask for permission from the Pakistani government before they could launch a Predator strike. But now, the CIA and US military is skipping the Pakistani government and just going in for the kill. The Pakistanis can no longer warn their taliban proxies about imminent Predator strikes and that's what makes them so anxious IMO.
Taliban leader Mullah Muhammed Omar is not in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, a senior official said Friday, and urged the United States not to carry out missile attacks in the region.
The New York Times reported this week that U.S. officials are weighing extending missile strikes into Baluchistan in pursuit of Taliban and al-Qaida leaders who have shifted from militant strongholds farther north.[...]
Islamabad has challenged the United States to provide it with any evidence of Omar's whereabouts, insisting Pakistani forces will immediately move against the fugitive Taliban chief.
The head of the Baluchistan provincial government insisted Friday that Mullah Omar was not there.
Video of British Hostages Sent to Brit. Embassy in Iraq
The kidnappers of five Britons held in Iraq for nearly two years have sent a new video of the captives to the British embassy in Baghdad.The last time we had any word of these men was Feb 2008 when Mr. Moore appeared in a video sent to al-Arabia.
The video shows one hostage, Peter Moore, saying the five are being treated well, Channel 4 News said. He calls for their release.
The video was shot eight days ago and has not been released to the media.
A Foreign and Commonwealth Office spokesman did not give details but said it was a "significant development".
Mr. Moore and four others will have been held for two years at the end of May.
Video: Taliban Threaten to Behead Pro-Taliban Canadian "Journalist"
We've been following the story of Beverly Giesbrecht (aka, Khadija Abdul Qahar) fairly closely for years now. As the owner and operator of the "Jihad Unspun" website, she wrote countless stories about how US and Canadian troops were the "real terrorists" and how the Taliban were simply anti-imperialist freedom fighters -- the "resistance" as she liked to call them.
I actually knew Beverly was on her way to Pakistan as she and I crossed paths at some Islamist forums. She was at the forums looking for video and trying to hook up with "resistance fighters" who could help her and Phil Rees -- who she claimed to be working with --- on their "documentary" about "Islamic resistance". A "documentary" she claimed would show the "resistance" point of view.
So, if Beverly really was kidnapped by the Taliban and if she is about to be beheaded, how come nothing happened to Phil Rees? Presumably the Taliban would be more interested in killing an infidel who is sympathetic to their cause before they would want to kill a sister who is sympathetic to their cause?
Let me say publicly what every one I know is saying privately: are you really being held hostage Beverly or is this some elaborate scam to raise money for the Taliban (or for yourself and your failing website)?
Yes, I am skeptical. What would the Taliban have to gain from beheading a woman who is on the record as a supporter? Jihad Unspun used to deliver Taliban press releases unedited.
The whole thing seems rather fishy.
Of course, there remains the possibility that this is exactly what this seems. That the Taliban really are holding Beverly hostage and that they really are going to behead her if a ransom isn't paid. If that is the case, then I really do feel sorry for "Khadija". Even fools deserve our pity sometimes.
Yes Beverly, the Taliban really were the bad guys all along. A hard lesson learned, and possibly too late on your part.
Below is a news report featuring a segment of the Beverly Giesbrecht hostage video.
A Canadian held hostage after she travelled to the lawless tribal belt of northern Pakistan says the Taliban will behead her by the end of the month if a ransom isn't paid...Related:
“I have been advised and asked to make this video. We have very short time now and I am going to be killed, as you can see,” she says, gesturing at the dagger on the wall behind her, pointed at her head.
“I am going to be beheaded just like the Polish engineer, probably by the end of the month. The deadline is by the end of March, and that's basically, I don't know, 18 days or 16 days,” she says, closing her eyes.
“I'm not quite sure how long that is but the time is very short and my life is going to end,” she adds in a choked voice.
In the short video, Ms. Giesbrecht, 52, wearing a head scarf and sitting on a wooden chair, says that she is being held by the Taliban “near the Afghan border, either Pakistan or Afghanistan.”
Taliban Wants $375,000 For Kidnapped Canadian Taliban Supporter
Karma: Canadian Taliban Supporter Kidnappped, Presumably by Taliban
Bye, bye Jihad Unspun
Canadian Jihad Website shuts down
Openly pro-jihad website not "hate speech"
Romanian Babe Auctions Virginity
(Caracal, Romania) An 18-year-old Romanian student, Alina Percea, has posted an ad on a German-language dating website to auction her virginity. Miss Percea says,
"I am a 108lbs, 5.67 ft tall, brown-eyed Romanian girl. I don't smoke and own a certificate from a gynaecologist which says I am a virgin. I want my first time to be special and not very abrupt."Obviously, Miss Percea wants to deter any abrupters (abruptionists?) from bidding.
Miss Percea has expressed hopes of receiving 50,000 euros for her nontoxic asset with the added bonus of maybe finding a husband. Unfortunately, with three days remaining in the auction, the going bid for her precious flower is a mere 5,033 euros.
Prospective bidders for Miss Percea should follow this link. She is identified as Jungfrau18. Miss Percea also adds:
P.S.: Ich möchte das Auktionsgeld gerne dafür nutzen, um auf die Hochschule zu gehen, aber wenn ich über die gesext-Auktion mein Glück und meine Zukunft fände, wäre das natürlich auch toll.I think that means she is still in high school. (more)
Yemen Government Supports Terror Attacks: MPs
A recent terror attack on South Korean tourists in Yemen killed four and was followed by an attempted attack days later on South Korean officials which only killed the bomber. The South Koreans are engaged in soul searching and wondering why. The answer probably has more to do with Yemen's natural gas project (South Korea is a major investor) than with the South Korean position on Iraq or Palestine.
Cracking the wall of silence, both opposition and majority Members of Parliament in Yemen denounced the Yemeni government's support of terror activities in Yemen for political ends. It is not as some suggest a passive relationship, an incorporation of Islamists into the political system or turning a blind eye; the Yemeni government is directly involved in some "terror attacks" and provides material support for jihaddist groups.
Yemen Post: As the government announced a massive hunt, even with helicopters, for fugitives it says have planned to carry further terrorist attacks in Yemen, MPs said on Monday the government had provided aid for terrorist groups to carry out attacks.
During a closed parliament session to which Deputy Premier for Security and Defense Affairs Rashad Al-Alimi was invited along with the ministers of Culture, Tourism and Guidance and Deputy Minister of Interior, MPs said the government's support for Jihadist and terrorist networks in the country was politically-motivated.
During the sitting, which was dedicated to discussing the issues of insecurity and soaring terrorist acts, independent MP Sakhr Al-Wajih said the government has been found involved in many terrorist acts which took place in the past years.
In the sitting, which was supposed to be closed and not to be attended by media, MPs urged a transparent dealing with security issues in the country as they reaffirmed previous accusations, by MPs from the ruling party and opposition, that the government had provided aid for terrorists.
In previous sessions, MPs from the ruling party and opposition called on the government to determine the nature of its relationship with terrorist networks and reconsider its policies on the relationship, saying all government acts in this regard are negatively affecting the country.
One more time:
National Park Service Bans Lead Bullets
The National Park Service has banned lead bullets and fishing tackle on federal park lands. Hunters will be forced to use more expensive copper bullets.
Understandably, 2nd Amendment supporters are miffed. According to Neal Knox of the Firearms Coalition, banning lead ammunition is "the latest scalp in a well-organized, scarcely recognized series of flanking attacks upon the right to keep and bear arms."
Well said, Mr. Knox.
The Return of Pigman
Longtime friend of the Jawa Bosch Fawstin has a new collection of cartoons out. Here is Pigman in Fawstin's own words:
In a world where men fly planes into towers and are celebrated as heroes by the vile culture that breeds them, we need a new kind of hero that symbolizes our battle against such evil. An icon against jihad who does the right thing no matter how bad it looks, and who brings an unprecedented ruthlessness to the enemy. A hero who is a great villain to all those who had a good day on 9/11/01. Ready or not, here comes Pigman.Buy the book here.
Good News: Ex-Iraqi Prisoners Now Back to Jihad
A preview of the post-Guantanamo Bay era? JW:
The release of hundreds of prisoners from Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run prison in southern Iraq, has facilitated the revival of Shiite militias and Sunni insurgents in Basra, Baghdad and the borderless expanse here along the Euphrates, according to police chiefs, intelligence officials in the Interior Ministry and residents....The author uses the word irony to describe this. I do not think the word means what he think it means. More like horrifying and tragic.
Their warnings make for an irony at the beginning of the end of the American presence here. As the United States dismantles Bucca, viewed by many as an appalling miscarriage of justice where prisoners were not charged or permitted to see evidence against them, freed detainees may end up swelling the ranks of a subdued insurgency...
suggested that 60 percent of detainees freed in those areas were returning to the fight. Mahmoud, the colonel in Garma, put the number in his region at 90 percent.
eHadi Arrested for Threats Against Jewish School: Lite rain with a 50% chance of pound-me-in-the-ass predicted
A followup to an earlier report of a Chicago Muslim who's home was searched in connection to threats made against Jewish targets in the United States. I actually think we passed on posting on this with the thought that we would do so when more information came to light. If you can point us to the earlier report, it's been sunk down the memory hole.
The man, described as a Jordanian national, had earlier been connected to Youssef al-Khattab (formerly Joseph Cohen), New York's most famous ex-Jew and jihad supporter. It's not clear how deep that connection is. If those earlier reports are to be believed it could be that he was just an online fan of Khattab's "Revolution Muslim" website. If the connection is as tenuous as that then it just reaffirms my position on the value of the internet as a propaganda tool used to incite people to violence.
A Jordanian national living in Chicago was taken into custody by the FBI Friday and was charged with mailing a threatening letter to the Ida Crown Jewish Academy, according to the FBI's Chicago office....Let this be a lesson eHadis: what you do and say in cyber space has consequences in meat space.
The December 30 letter threatened that explosives would be detonated around the school if Israel did not cease its military actions in Gaza by January 15, according to the FBI. "No explosive devices were ever planted and no injuries were reported," the FBI release stated.
UPDATE: Howie found the original article. He thinks we actually did do a post about it and, now that I think about it, I do too.
Jawa VI: The Return of the Shackleford
I'm back. Spring Break turned into a working vacation, but it was worth it.
Sooper-sikret thanks to my hosts who put me up (or was it put up with?) and who went out of their way to make sure my stay was a pleasant one. Say hi to "Morrissey" for me.
Also, big shout out to the Sith crew for covering my share of the workload while I was out of the country. Thanks a bunch.
Now, what did I miss?
PS: Pretty much had to delete hundreds of e-mails without reading them. Most of my emails are just people sending links so I just have to assume that the majority are already dated now. I tried to answer e-mails while I was gone, but only checked out the ones with a subject line that seemed personal. If I didn't answer your emails over the past week and it still seems relevant, do me a favor and shoot it to me one more time.
WTF is Dr. Rusty Shackleford ?!?!?
He lied! He lied to us!
I should have known he would never consciously betray the rebellion.
Anyway, if you see him, tie him to a chair and place a keyboard in front of him.
Chavez Calls Obama Ignorant
President Chavez called President Obama a "poor ignorant person" who should "read a little bit." Chavez was irked by an Obama comment that the socialist dictator exported terrorism. Oddly, Obama's comment comes concurrent with administration dictates to not use the words "terrorist," "terrorism" or even "enemy-combatant."
In any event, it's strange that Obama and Chavez would be trading barbs. From nationalizing industries to massively spending on social programs to increasing taxes to imposing wage and price controls, the two seem to have so much in common -- brothers on a mission. Arguably, the only difference is that Chavez is ahead of Obama on the socialist utopian timeline.
Smoke for Poke
A massive child sex ring has been smashed in the Kimberley region of northwestern Australia. Reportedly, young girls would get hooked on cigarettes and old men, many community leaders, instituted a cigarettes-for-sex culture.
Authorities have spent two years investigating and prosecuting scores of child sex cases and, since the whole culture in the region was corrupted, law enforcement efforts continue.
Pretty sick stuff.
Obama' s Special Needs Cabinet Members
Leave My Pork Chops Alone!!11!!!111!
These girls are likely to loose a hand if they keep this up.
More from last weeks ANSWER March on the Pentagon here.
Woman Killed for Wearing Makeup
(Amman, Jordan) A 19-year-old Jordanian woman was killed by her father and her brothers on Saturday in a premeditated honor killing. She had stained the family honor by leaving the home wearing makeup.
March 22, 2009
Stupid Facebook Quotes
In any event France has always been a great ally of the US of A
Really? That's news to me. Oh, don't give me that Revolutionary War revisionist history. The French didn't get involved until the very end, and only when it was clear the colonists were winning. And also only to further consolidate their holdings in the New World. Apparently this person has never heard of a little thing called the Quasi War. Google it!
Caveat: God bless the French troops serving with NATO in Afghanistan, this post isn't aimed at them. But France has always been a great ally? Bitch, please.
Creepy Obot Video Of The Day
Sadly, they did not knock on my door this weekend.
I was so hoping they would. I'm sure they'd like to admire my AR-15. Video linked because I'm too lazy to resize for embedding.
h/t Ragnar Danneskjold.
Who is John Galt?
US Missile strikes take heavy toll on Al Qaeda central leadership
This report in the LA TIMES lifted my spirits today when I read it...all those Predator strikes are taking a massive toll on AQ central. If this report is to be believed they(AQ) are now hunting each other...suspecting the other of being the source to our hitting so many senior target.
-- An intense, six-month campaign of Predator strikes in Pakistan has taken such a toll on Al Qaeda that militants have begun turning violently on one another out of confusion and distrust, U.S. intelligence and counter-terrorism officials say.---"This last year has been a very hard year for them," a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official said of Al Qaeda militants, whose operations he tracks in northwest Pakistan. "They're losing a bunch of their better leaders. But more importantly, at this point they're wondering who's next."Cheers me up it does.
U.S. intelligence officials said they see clear signs that the Predator strikes are sowing distrust within Al Qaeda. "They have started hunting down people who they think are responsible" for security breaches, the senior U.S. counter-terrorism official said, discussing intelligence assessments on condition of anonymity. "People are showing up dead or disappearing."
Muslims Protest Lack of Prayer Rooms
(Melbourne, Australia) Muslim students at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (often called RMIT) have scheduled a demonstration for tomorrow to protest a lack of prayer rooms. The religion of peace students claim discrimination and sexual harassment.
The RMIT Islamic Society has expressed demands for Muslim-only prayer rooms on the university's city campus.
According to Dr. Maddy McMaster, Acting Vice-Chancellor of Students, "There are already eight Muslim prayer rooms across the university's three campuses."
Apparently, eight are not enough. (more)
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Obi-One Edition
Caption this image of Obi-One vs. Vader. Remember Vader cuts Obi-One, "cleanly in half".
More here. The most ironic images are probably those with Obama holding GUNS, OMG!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa goes to: kramo1099 (with slight edit), for...
Obama- Hey! wait!, I thought you were the "moderate" Sith?
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa goes to: SpideyTerry, for...
Vader: "How is the economy? Is it safe? Is it all right?"
Obama: "It, uh, seems in, uh, the, uh, American people's, uh, anger, Congress, uh, passed, uh, my stimulus, uh, bill."
Vader: "They... they couldn't have! The economy was alive! I felt it! NOOOOOOOOO!"
The "why you insult holly quoran" fatwa goes to:JSchuler, for...
If... uh, uh... yeah... uh... you strike me... uh... down, I shall... well, hold on... we're becoming, I mean, more powerful... I believe...
March 21, 2009
The musical connection game
It's Saturday night so how about a little game? I posted three songs and you guys have to guess how these songs are connected to each other. I'll admit that it should be fairly obvious to figure out what the connection is but I promise future editions will be more difficult. Feel free to make up your own musical connections and send 'em over to me.
Saturday night is alright!
Question of this day
How are we supposed to impeach and convict Obama when his party controls both houses of Congress, and we couldn't impeach and convict Clinton when the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress?
Update I added the words "and convict" to clarify the actual question I'm asking. Thank you Zombie.
Russia denies delivery of S-300 missiles to Iran
Russia says that it has not delivered any S-300 air-defense systems to Iran yet. However, Russia has not ruled out shipping the S-300s to Iran. Both the US and Israel have strongly opposed the sale of Russian S-300 to Iran because the S-300 could seriously hamper any air-strikes against Iran's nuke facilities.
The Obama administration is trying to strike a deal with Russia so it would limit its military ties with Iran. More at ROA
Obamacrats to Initiate Directive 10-289, Points 2 and 7
Obama will call for increased oversight of 'executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies' as part of sweeping plan to 'overhaul financial regulation', NY TIMES reporting Sunday, newsroom sources tell DRUDGE... Developing...
Point Two: All industrial, commercial, manufacturing and business establishments of any nature whatsoever shall henceforth remain in operation, and the owners of such establishments shall not quit nor leave nor retire, nor close, sell or transfer their business, under penalty of the nationalization of their establishment and of any and all of their property.We've been warned.
Point Seven :All wages, prices, salaries, dividends, profits, interest rates and forms of income of any nature whatsoever, shall be frozen at their present figures, as of the date of this directive.
Everything Old Is New Again
Deficits to GDP ratio highest since the 1940's.
Beatles - A Day in the Life
Update by Howie: Er, uh , I thought the theme for this week was Abbey Road.
Grab your sugar sugar!
'Several' Missing Somali-Americans Back in U.S. After Overseas Terror Mission
Nothing to worry about anymore. Case closed. More at ROA
You are cordially invited
to my Anteater themed blogoversary party! Its been a fun five years. Time to partay!
Canada Denies Galloway Entry
Via Hot Air:
Outspoken anti-war MP George Galloway has vowed to fight an ‘outrageous decision’ to ban him from Canada on the grounds of national security.Now if the Brits will just not let him back in and send him to say, Syria, where he can be with his brethren everything will be peachy keen.
Mr Galloway said the ban was ‘not something I’m prepared to accept’ and pledged to use all means at his disposal to challenge the ruling.
But a spokesman for Canada’s immigration minister Jason Kenney insisted the decision, taken by border security officials, would not be overturned for a ‘infandous* street-corner Cromwell’ (*’infandous: too odious to be expressed or mentioned).
Dr. Rusty Shackleford swears he will be back tomorrow. Cause he loves it so much.
....and thanks to the judge's kind heart, and a couple hours spent at His Honor's nephew's birthday party in that storm trooper outfit.
Which is good cause I'll be busy filling in for Big Jim Slade all weekend.
Reader Love Mail: Edumacating Justin & Scottie Edition
Its seems some Jawa commentors are upset with you know for mistreating perfectly peace loving innocent little brown people who are just using the internet to, you know, discuss nice Islamic things like say, which way is Mecca and isn't that Burqua smashing on her!
Stuff like that. They could not possibly be running, you know, terrorist websites or anything, Muslims in Britain love it there and they love western people. Its all just one big multicultural ice cream party!
No one from say, Derbyshire, would says stuff like.
Filthy fucking Jew. Hitler should have finished the job.or say
Time is ticking. Wait and see how we fuck you up on your own turf. There are millions of us here in the west, just waiting for the right opportunity to kill you sons of monkeys and pigs sending your dissected corpses to hell.Nah, couldn't happen......I've just got some kind of you know grudge against little these poor oppressed peaceful people of the ROP.
There's more about raping our women while making them watch beheading videos, mutilating and dragging soldiers though the streets. Oh and they want to personally kill me. I dunno about you but I find people wanting to kill me to be an indication that someone may be less than friendly?
Update: see below the fold..
We mutilate your fucking corpses when we drag them through the streets while setting them on fire before hanging your filthy remains for public display. In the west while we (being more abundant in number relatively speaking than faggot-Americans in the East) fuck/rape your women; at the same time we coerce them into watching videos of Nick Berg being beheaded, Ken Pigley being beheaded, Margarat Hassan being beheaded, IED explosions killing you cowardly-faggots, snipers killing you dick-suckers, (the list goes on) - oh, and not to miss out the glorious events of the Magnificent 19 who carried out the 9/11 raids and 7/7 bombings in London. HAHAHAHA. We fuck you up on the regular AND take your money AND fuck your women daily; while you are confined to behind your PC monitor chatting unfounded faggotry and bullshit because you are impotent about it hence bitter but too cowardly to do anything in person. Watch how I beat the fuck out of some filthy fucking white boy today all in lieu of you. Cowardly dick-sucking albino illegitimate bastard. I'll fucking kill you if I find out your location and take your mother as my sex slave.See, I don't care about the color of anyone, and see and know Muslims every day who are good, decent people. But don't get me wrong. These people, the terrorists, are real and they are out there.
British Not Concerned About Jihad Websites
Check out this report from the United Kingdom.
The Home Office has failed to shut down a single terrorist website despite a pledge to do so from Tony Blair four years ago.One might think that the politicians would be somewhat embarrassed by the disconnect between what they say and what they do. Uh -- on second thought, someone should slap me. I again tried to insert logic into a world populated by useful idiots. My bad.
Stopping extremist websites operating was one of the measures unveiled by Mr Blair in the aftermath of the 7 July suicide bombings in London in 2005.
Although the powers were enshrined in law with the Terrorism Act 2006, the Home Office has now admitted that not a single website has been shut down in the past two years.
The Tories said the news "smacks of dangerous complacency and incompetence".
By the way, on this side of the Atlantic, taking down jihadi websites is vigorously pursued.
President Fluffy's Message to Iran
Apparently there are Persian subtitles if you click CC and you set your Youtube language to Persian? I dunno....
Update: Iran's response, "WE CN HAZ MOAR NUUKS?"
Obama Apologizes to Special Olympics Chair
New rule soon to be in effect for the Obama Administration:
NO FUTURE PUBLIC APPEARANCES WITHOUT YOUR TELEPROMPTER.
President Insults The Handicapped, Pretends It's No Biggie (UPDATE: And Does It Again?)
Now there's a report at Perfunction that he did it again when talking about his dog and joking about it not being a waterhead (which the Urban Dictionary defines as a mentally handicapped person or person with mental problems).
Now, I recall the word MACACCA, which nobody had ever heard prior to George Allen, being a big f-ing deal for some reason. Nobody knew what it meant, but nobody cared. Here, we have the sitting President of the US not once, but twice, mocking the handicapped in the same appearence, and there's nothing but golden silence from the left's perpetual outrage brigades (who seem strangely quiet these days with their boy at the helm).
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I expect this sort of thing from my fellow Jawa co-bloggers and the AoSHQ hobo-killing community, but it seems beneath the office of the President of the United States.
Towards the end of his approximately 40-minute appearance, the president talked about how he’s gotten better at bowling and has been practicing in the White House bowling alley.It's not the worst thing that's ever been said, but just imagine the reaction (read:OUTRAGE!!one1!!eleventy!@!1) if it had been Bush.
He bowled a 129, the president said.
“That’s very good, Mr. President,” Leno said sarcastically.
It’s “like the Special Olympics or something,” the president said.
So at least now we know what he's doing apart from failing to get the Treasury in order. Bowling.
Gee. It's a good thing we dodged that idiot Sarah Palin, huh?
March 19, 2009
Thaddeus McCotter Pwns Democrats over AIG Fake Outrage
This is f*cking awesome.
Obama contemplating expanding Predator Strikes within Pakistan
President Obama is considering to widen the playing field for Predator drones to other areas inside Pakistan. Particularly Baluchistan where it is believed a number of top taliban commanders are hiding and orchestrating their operations from.
Pointless Video of the Day
Hmmm, I reckon they should have credited the border collies?
(below the fold)
Two Opposition Leaders Murdered in Yemen as Political Assassination Campaign Begins
As earlier reported here and updated here, the government of Yemen struck a deal in January with "co-opted terrorists". The jihaddists agreed to target the regime's political foes in exchange for money, prisoner releases and the city of Ja'ar.
In an apparent culmination of the deal, two southern political leaders have been assassinated in Amran governorate, north of the capital Sana'a in the last week. A two year old child was also murdered in his father's arms. An Arabic language report is here.
Mohsen Wakaz was murdered today along with his toddler son, Chavez. Wakaz was the deputy secretary of the Socialist Party in Amran governorate. On Sunday, Ali Saleh Alzakeri was murdered. He was one of the Socialist Party leaders in the same governorate. Party leaders have denounced the murders and declared their resolve in the face of the assassination campaign.
The Yemeni government has regularly deployed terrorists as mercenaries. President Saleh's northern forces won the 1994 civil war over the Yemeni Socialist Party in part due to the participation of veterans of the Afghan jihad. More recently, the government of Yemen incorporated jihaddists as trainers and fighters in the northern Sa'ada war that raged since 2004 against the Shiite "Houthi" rebels. In addition, several prominent opposition leaders have been killed, for example, the murder of Jarallah Omar by a jihaddist in 2002. Omar was the architect of the rapprochement among Yemen's opposition parties.
U.S. Journalists Detained by North Korea
(Seoul, South Korea) Sources report that two female journalists with Al Gore's Current TV who were videotaping scenes along the Tumen River have been detained by North Korean border guards.
"It's known that two U.S. reporters have been in the custody of the North Korean army since about two days ago after working near the North Korea-China border,'' a diplomatic source confirmed Thursday. [...]The two women are named Laura Ling and Euna Lee. (more)
Both North Korea and the United States remained silent over the detention, leaving observers to speculate that the two sides might be negotiating behind the scenes.
New International Currency Proposed
(Moscow, Russia) Ahead of the upcoming April 2nd G20 summit, the Kremlin has called for a new international currency to reform the global financial system. The Russians have repeatedly criticized the dollar's status as the dominant global currency. Both President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin want the ruble used instead.
Also weighing in on the subject has been Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev who proposed a global currency called the "acmetal" -- a mix of the words "acme" and "capital."
Another suggestion for the new international currency would combine the euro, the Russian ruble, the Japanese yen and the Saudi Arabian riyal to produce the "eurynal." It's unknown how many U.S. dollars will go into one eurynal but it's likely to be a lot.
The Kremlin wants an international conference after the G20 summit to discuss the new currency proposals.
Good News: Gitmo inmates could be released in US
When Gitmo closes next year, what will happen to the Gitmo detainees? Well some of them could very well be released into the US.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners could be released into the United States while others could be put on trial in the American court system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday.Creeping Shariah has more
New Bin Laden Audio: "Fight On, Champions of Somalia"
Video added, click image
Earlier today al Qaida'a media front, As-Sahab, released an audio tape dubbed over a still picture of Bin Laden in front of a map of Somalia. This is the second video released by As-Sahab that deals almost exclusively with Somalia in the past two months. The video also contains english subtitles. It still has not been confirmed if the voice in the audio is that of Bin Laden's. You can read the transcript over at the NEFA foundation.
In the audio, OBL urges al Shabaab to continue their jihad and to overthrow the current President of Somalia, Sharif Ahmed, who was elected president on January 31st. Then for the rest of the video Bin Laden is just spewing out his usual crap....Blah blah crusader armies in Lebannon, Afghanistan, Iraq...blah blah blah I hump goats.
Over the past year al Qaida has focused more of it's energy into Somalia. First al Qaida called for increased piracy in the Gulf of Aden (a very important transit way for international shipping). The ties betweetn al Shabaab, a terrorist group in Somalia, and al Qaida have grown significantly over the past year. In 08 al Shabaab pledged allegiance to Osama bin laden and it is expected that al Shabaab will officialy join al Qaida in the near future if they haven't already.
Just this past week we have seen how an al Qaida controlled Somalia is not good for business. This past Sunday in Yemen, a terrorist, trained in Somalia, blew himself up killing 4 South Korean tourists. The attack had the same hallmarks as other al Qaida attacks.
If al Qaida is training suicide bombers in Somalia in order to attack other countries than the case of the missing Somali teens from Minnesota is worrying.
Rusty has been warning about Somalia for sometime now. With the merger of al Shabaab and al Qaida and Somalia's importance to al Qaida we can expect to see lots more news from the Horn of Africa in the near future.
Update by Howe: Exit question..... WTF happened to Zawahiri? No tapes from him recently and one unconfirmed sighting in Somalia. I don't understand why al-Qaeda has switched from Zawahiri and al-Liby all at once to bin-Laden.
Just seems a bit odd, a change to the recent pattern.
It Was More Than Worth It
Personally I don't believe most of Babar Ahmad's claims, He ran al-Qaeda linked website. So he would be familiar with the strategy outlined in many of al-Qaeda's documents. That strategy is, when captured, always always claim torture.
So even if Babar Ahmad was roughed up a bit, I somehow doubt this caused a big tough Muslime jihadi, severe and lasting physical and mental damage as he claimed. This is the kind of person who sits around every day whacking himself to videos of people having their heads slowly sawed off with a knife. So the arrest was so very very traumatic? Yeah right...
IT. WAS. WORTH. EVERY. EFFING. PENNY.
Obama Administration Requires Miltary to Shred Spent Casings Before Sale
Interesting, if they can't outlaw guns they can always try and make ammunition unaffordable. The real kicker is this is shipments to even police departments to be canceled. Also it devalues the salvage value of spent casing by 80 percent. Also it appears that our good buddy China will end up with most of the brass.
Update: Apparently after this was noticed the policy was changed to only require rounds larger than .50 caliber. See below the fold.
Hat Tip: Vaak.
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GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!!
Algore's Wingnut at NASA Laments that Democracy Doesn't Allow Fake Global Warming Hysteria to Rule Public Policymaking
What a surprise - a left wing tyrannical lunatic and right-hand man of Algore doesn't think that democracy appropriates your tax dollars quickly enough to fund the frenzied brand of junk science and polemics he and his environut acolytes engage in on a daily basis.
Nope. We need an unaccountable, unelected environut dictator, don't you know, to decide how much you will pay to the government. Tyranny, my fellow Americans, is the only solution to saving America and the World from its own inhabitants (with Mr. Hansen and Algore installed as God-Kings, of course).
How far the "environmental movement" has fallen - it was what all the cool kidz were talking about several years ago when Algore's inaccuracy-and-falsehood-riddled propaganda film won the prestigious scientific award known as an Oscar for best inaccuracy-and-falsehood-riddled propaganda film.
Now? It's a NASA bureaucrat screaming like a street-corner preacher at passers-by, with Algore residing quietly in his massive estate that emits many times the carbon that an average citizen emits.
March 18, 2009
Evan Sayet: Hating What’s Right: How the Modern Liberal Winds Up on the Wrong Side of Every Issue
Evan Sayet returns to the Heritage Foundation in a follow up of his hugely successful speech “Regurgitating the Apple: How The Modern Liberal ‘Thinks’”.
You can check out the original speech below the fold....
South Korean Investigators Targeted by Suicide Bomber in Yemen
Following the suicide bombing that killed four South Korean tourists in Hadramout, Yemen on Sunday, a convoy carrying the team of South Korean investigators was targeted by a suicide bomber en route from the airport. Its just unbelievable. Thankfully there were no casualties beyond the bomber. Lets put it in historical context:
1- Yemen has a history of impeding and obstructing terror investigations by "Western" investigators. The prime example is the USS Cole investigation when the Yemeni government and its officials deliberately misdirected, misinformed and failed to inform the FBI or grant direct access to suspects. Following the obstruction of the investigation came the obstruction of justice. All those complicit in the bombing are free in Yemen. Those convicted by a Yemeni court spent less than four years in jail, and many were never brought to trial.
Another example is the 2007 suicide bombing in which killed eight elderly Spanish tourists and two Yemeni guides. In that case, the Yemeni government denied a US offer of forensic assistance and obstructed Spanish investigators. The Yemeni government has accused numerous persons of complicity in these murders and none of the "masterminds" are in jail. However, four teen-agers were convicted recently and 16 other alleged terrorists are about to go on trial.
Now following the suicide attack that killed four Korean tourists and one Yemeni, the Korean investigative team was targeted by another suicide bomber en route from the airport. (Update: the SK officials were leaving a military camp.) How did the suicide bomber know when the SK security team was going to be passing? Clearly its not random.
2- The Yemeni government is currently deploying two separate groups of jihaddists as mercenaries. The first is the al Fahdli group in Abyan, south Yemen and is the "co-opted" jihaddists. There was a meeting, a deal was struck, money changed hands, prisoners were released and the plan is a go. The regime has abdicated control of Jahr, Abyhan to the fundamentalists (who have murdered several suspected homosexuals, confiscated property and imposed their hard-core version of Sharia law). New training camps were established.
One new terrorist guesthouse is in Sanhan, President Saleh's village, and the next stop is a training camp in al-Haimah west of Sanaa. Another camp was recently established in the al-Ahbush mountains in Rumalia near Jahr, with the support of Yemeni military authorities. A third camp established is in Rahbat in Aden.
The second group of terrorists is that assembling in the north, in Sa'ada. This group appears to have been loaned out by Ayman Zawahiri to assist President Saleh in the next war against the (Shiite) Houthi rebels. The group reportedly is comprised of Yemenis and Arab and non-Arab foreigners, which may include Somalis.
The third contingent of violent jihaddists in Yemen is supposedly headed by Nasir al Wahishi and has incorporated the remnants of the Saudi al Qaeda network. This group publicly rejects negotiations with the regime and has threatened shipping routes in the Bab al Mendab. However, some Yemeni security officials are aware of Wahishi's current location.
So in conclusion, while it is still too early to draw any firm conclusions on this week's terror attacks in Yemen, the range of possible perpetrators is quite broad. Random factoid: South Korean is a primary investor in and customer of Yemen's LNG project scheduled to come online within months.
Face of America Bicycle Ride 2009
An email from Soldier's Angels posted by request from a friend of Jawa Report
Dear Angels and Friends,
It’s that time again! The plans for Face of America Bicycle Ride 2009 have been finalized. The ride is taking place on April 25 & 26 from Bethesda MD to Gettysburg PA. Soldiers’ Angels works with World T.E.A.M. Sports by providing volunteers and support during the ride.
Face of America is a two-day inclusive bike ride of approximately 110 miles, creating a TEAM of people with and without disabilities. The ride is open to all—wounded, ill, active duty, civilians, young and old alike. This is a ride—not a race.
Banners! Banners are loved by the riders! Hung along the route and at rest stops, they offer encouragement and support to the riders. Banners can be made of any material ranging in size from a pillow case or tee shirt, to twin-size bed sheet. If you are interested in making and sending on a banner, please email Lisa Dixon at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and mailing instructions.
Please join us in supporting this wonderful project!
Cuba-Russia Offshore Oil Deal
(Havana, Cuba) American oil companies can't get close to anything like this.
A Russian consortium is looking at leasing up to 15 blocks covering a total of 15,440 square miles (40,000 square kilometers) for oil exploration in Cuba's part of the Gulf of Mexico, a Cuban oil official said on Tuesday.Notably, the areas considered offshore Gulf of Mexico waters for Cuba are also offshore waters of the United States -- just a bit further out.
Companies from China and Angola are also negotiating deals for oil blocks in Cuban waters, which abut those of Mexico and the United States, said Manuel Marrero Faz of Cuba's Ministry of Basic Industry.
He said the Russians are studying the region off the communist island's northwest coast for oil potential before deciding which of the blocks they would like to lease.
Muslim Cleric Arrested for Molesting Child Bride
(Jakarta, Indonesia) Last August, a 43-year-old Muslim cleric, Pujiono Cahyo Widianto (aka Sheik Puji), married 12-year-old junior high school student Lutfiana Ulfa (pic) as his second wife.
Although Sheik Puji's supporters claimed the marriage was legal under Islam, outraged civic groups in Indonesia protested the violation of state law which sets the minimum age for marriage at 16 for females.
Consequently, Sheik Puji was arrested yesterday for allegedly breaching the child protection law.
According to Semarang Police Detective Royhardi Siahann, Widianto faces a possible 15 years in prison for the sexual and economic exploitation of a child. (more)
Police acting on an anonymous tip have arrested Rusty Shackleford who is suspected of robbing a liquor store.
Comedy of Errors Day 59: Barney Frank Introduces Bill To "Fix" Institution He Actively Helped Destroy
Physician, heal thyself.
Rep. Barney Frank, chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said he hopes to introduce legislation later this year to restructure government-backed mortgage investors Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.Hey, Barney. Where the hell were you years ago, when change and reform at Fannie-Freddie MIGHT HAVE ACTUALLY MATTERED?
Oh, that's right. Here you were:
''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''So in other words, the eeeevil Republicans telling you that something needed to be done - YEARS AGO - and the eeeeevil Republicans trying to reform and restructure the institutions WERE RIGHT AND YOU WERE WRONG.
Enjoy again the Democrats in denial and engaged in political demagoguery because they don't understand how markets, mortgages and responsibility actually work (and hence, they don't understand why their "well intentioned" housing legislation and the Community Reinvestment Act don't work either).
Another suicide bomber targets South Korean officials in Yemen
Another suicide bomber trained in Somalia? Korea Times
A group of South Korean government officials and family members of victims killed in Sunday's suicide bombing in Yemen were attacked by a terrorist group Wednesday but no one was hurt, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade said.
A suicide bomber set off explosives near a convoy carrying the Koreans, the Associated Press said.
``The bomber walked into the road between two of the vehicles and blew himself up as the convoy was traveling to the airport outside the capital, Sana,'' a Yemini security official said on condition of anonymity, according to AP. The front window of a car was shattered.
Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns on planes after 9/11
Thats right he's ended the program allowing pilots to carry firearms on a plane.
After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings.You all feeling this Hope and Changey thing yet.
Now President Obama is quietly ending the federal firearms program, risking public safety on airlines in the name of an anti-gun ideology.
The Obama administration this past week diverted some $2 million from the pilot training program to hire more supervisory staff, who will engage in field inspections of pilots.
This looks like completely unnecessary harassment of the pilots. The 12,000 Federal Flight Deck Officers, the pilots who have been approved to carry guns, are reported to have the best behavior of any federal law enforcement agency. There are no cases where any of them has improperly brandished or used a gun. There are just a few cases where officers have improperly used their IDs.
What the frig next.
March 17, 2009
Comedy of Errors Day 58: Chris Dodd (D) Scrambles to Amend Bonus Protections He Put In "Dodd Amendment"
You can't write this stuff. It's too good.
US military confirms it shot down Iran UAV over Iraq
BAGHDAD: The U.S. military confirmed on Monday that it shot down an Iranian remotely piloted aircraft over Iraqi territory, in what is believed to be the first incident of its type during the war.
"Coalition aircraft shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) February 25, 2009, approximately 100 kilometers, 60 miles, northeast of Baghdad," said Col. James Hutton, spokesman for the U.S. military commander in Iraq.
Although that location would put the drone relatively close to the Iran-Iraq border, Colonel Hutton denied speculation that it had simply strayed across the border accidentally.
"This is not true," he said. "It was in Iraqi airspace and tracked one hour and 10 minutes before it was engaged." Colonel Hutton added that coalition jet fighters shot it down without causing any collateral damage.
Obama and Dems Want to Eliminate Filibusters
Ahh the Dems are getting a bit mad with powah already...
Now that they have a majority, Democrats want to eliminate the filibuster for legislation...This is stupid for the same reason that it was stupid when the Republicans considered doing the same thing on Senate confirmations.
If successful there's an almost 100% chance that some day in the future the Democrats will be a minority again (see history) and they'll want it back. So the Obamabots can go ahead and be stupid, but don't come crying to me in 8 to 10 years when you realize you F*cked yourselves.
New Video! Juba The Baghdad Sniper V
Bradley Fighting Vehicle Putting Some Hurt On Juba Hiding In The Bushes
I guess this means there won't be a Juba VI?
ATTN: Youtube User kassem14
You've been OWNED beotch!
That's 1695 Jihadi videos PWN3D at one time!
Hat Tip: Andrea.
Somali Jihadists in Nashville
Minnesota isn't the only area we should be keeping a watchful eye on. Undercover research by Dave Gaubatz reveals the activities of a Nashville mosque. Family Security Matters
Here are some of Gaubatz's findings...
1. Material (lectures, books, and manuals) by convicted terrorist supporters such as Ali al-Timimi and others is available and provided to worshippers (to include children).
2. Worshippers advocate Sharia law in its entirety.
4. Worshippers advised polygamy is being practiced by some men of the mosque.
6. I reviewed many of the materials distributed by the mosque and there are statements advocating killing people and destroying countries who do not live their lives under Sharia law and who oppress Islam/Muslims.
Reaction of camels after being told they're gonna be married off to Yousef al-Khattab
I must admit though, these camels are better looking than Yousef's first wife
I've Got Your Jawa Juice
Call it JAWA JUICE. Think of the profits if the starting costs are just .215 cents per gallon.Powerful you have become, Darth Odie. The Dark Side I sense in you.
Pat Condell: "We Need UN Like We Need an Ear Infection"
Well put...You may not agree with everything Pat says, I don't. But he's got a God given (heh) right to say it.
Muslim Anglian Soldier protester given police protection
Why are the British authorities protecting those that want to destroy the British way of life. Telegraph
Yousaf Bashir was among a group of extremists who protested against a homecoming parade in Luton earlier this month.
Police had to protect him after windows were smashed at the home he shares with his parents in the town.[...]
atrick Mercer, the Conservative MP, said: "You have to wonder whether police time wouldn't have been better spent countering terrorism."
Officers were called at around 11.30pm on Friday after two windows and glass in the door at the Dellcot Close property were broken in the attack.
Police were then back there at around 10.30pm on Saturday evening when one of its residents reported "suspicious" activity outside.
Officers remained stationed in the street until dawn, prompting claims that the occupant had received special treatment in the form of a 24-hour police guard.
Good News: Somalia Restarts Exports After Islamist Takeover
Since al-shabaab is in control of much Somalia, they have begun exports and trade with nearby neighbors.
Via Reuters: SANAA, March 17 - A suicide bomber behind a deadly attack that killed four South Korean tourists in Yemen was trained in lawless Somalia, just across the busy Gulf of Aden shipping route, a Yemeni security official said on Tuesday.Well, what did you think they would export? Khat? Maybe the Obama administration can work out a free trade agreement with al-Shabaab?
The bombing, which is likely to further damage the impoverished country's nascent tourism sector, came after repeated calls by al Qaeda leaders for attacks on non-Muslim foreigners in the Arabian Peninsula.
Violence in Yemen has affected foreign firms developing its oil and gas sector, while attacks on foreigners -- including kidnappings by tribesmen -- have hit tourism, diplomats say.
Yemen, the ancestral homeland of Osama bin Laden, has for years been battling al Qaeda and similar groups, but no group has yet claimed responsibility for Sunday's attack.
The official identified the bomber as Abdel Rahman Mehdi al-Aajbari and said he had trained in Somalia, a failed Horn of Africa country that Western security services fear could be a base for al Qaeda-linked militants.
Another Rusty Shackleford Sighting?
Gee, I guess the impending Crazy Blog Money shortage has made him desperate.
Happy Filthy Stinking Irish Drunk Day!
Whack for my Daddy-O! (updated: now with more good Irish gay!)
I didn't know that Animal be an Irishman?
Kucinich Targets Invisible Cheney "Assassination Squads"
Remember Darth Cheney's sooper secret assassination squad that he ran out of a bunker in the White House, with which he dispatched political enemies in the Democrat party and around the world? Neither do I, but Dennis Kucinich must have gotten a secret tip on his interstellar ham radio, because he's now ON THE CASE.
Washington D.C. (March 16, 2009) – Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) Friday sent a letter to Chairman Edolphus Towns of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requesting an immediate investigation into allegations made by the investigative reporter Seymour Hersh that the White House operated an ‘executive assassination ring’ that circumvented Congressional oversight.
Alternative Energy Bat Killers
Sadly, evidence indicates that the hibernating bat population in the eastern U.S. is being decimated by wind turbines and it's not from the chop 'em up "lawnmower effect."
Bats, like other mammals, have delicate alveoli in their lungs. The thin membranes can't withstand extreme pressure changes, and suffer from "barotrauma," like scuba divers' ears and lungs when they go deep under water without equalizing properly.Additionally, when the turbines are shut down, bat death rate drops by 50-80%.
Ninety percent of the bats that researchers at the University of Calgary found under turbines had died of internal hemorrhaging, not from collision with the blades. In fact, only fifty percent of the bats showed signs of impact.
Bat deaths plus bird deaths caused by the lawnmower effect coupled with the NIMBY factor will act to impede the implementation of wind energy as a meaningful substitute for fossil fuels.
Bradley Burston Essay: The racist Israeli Fascist In Me
But now, Hamas is beginning to see something else. At this point, the best way to destroy Israel, is to leave it exactly as it is.
Titrate, adjust the flow of rockets fired at Israeli civilians to a level which is thoroughly acceptable to the rest of the world, but which is also entirely unbearable to Israelis.
Then, sit back and watch demographics and despair work their magic. No wonder Hamas officials who are seen as moderates urge a 50-year truce. By that time, Israeli Arabs will be able to simply vote the Jewish state off the map.
Christian Minister Tries Open and Honest Discussion with Muslims
A Christian minister in London who has clashed with Muslims on his television show says he was brutally attacked by three men who warned him, "if you go back to the studio, we’ll break your legs," the Daily Mail reported on Sunday.
The newspaper said Reverend Noble Samuel was driving to his studio when a car pulled over in front of him. A man got out and came over to ask him directions.
"He put his hand into my window, which was half open, and grabbed my hair and opened the door," Samuel said. "He grabbed my cross and pulled it off and it fell on the floor. He was swearing. The other two men came from the car and took my laptop and Bible."
British MP And Terror Supporter Anjem Choudary Smoking Dope
The British live 'like animals in a jungle' with their alcohol, gambling, prostitution and pornography.Heh kinda funny.
That is the stated view of Anjem Choudary, the preacher of hate who this week insulted the families of dead soldiers and branded their marching comrades as cowards.
The extremist wants Britain to be brought under Sharia law, with women forced to wear burkas and put to death for adultery.
Yet before he grew his beard and turned to fundamentalism, Choudary, 41, was very much the life and soul of the party at Southampton University....
...in his days as a law student, he experimented with LSD, hallucinating and laughing hysterically for more than 20 hours.
After he qualified as a solicitor, however, he swiftly moved into ever more radical Islam.
Former acquaintances said this was possibly because he was angered by his failure to land a well-paid job with a big City law firm.
EU Bans Sexist Titles
(Brussels, Belgium) The European Union has issued new guidelines for political correctness which include banning "Miss" and "Mrs." because they are sexist. It's probably prudent to expect the same in the U.S. before long.
The booklet warns European politicians they must avoid referring to a woman's marital status.Also banned are sportsman, statesman, man-made, air hostesses, headmaster, headmistress, layman, laymen, policeman, policewoman and others.
This also means Madame and Mademoiselle, Frau and Fraulein and Senora and Senorita are banned. Instead of using the standard titles, it is asking MEPs to address women by their names.
The only problem words that do not fit into the guidelines are waiter and waitress, which means MEPs are at least spared one worry when ordering a coffee.The new guidelines have been welcomed with everything from anger to outrage.
They have reacted with incredulity to the booklet, which has been sent out by the Secretary General of the European Parliament.
March 16, 2009
Answer: Not such a good idea, actually.
Question: What is running a notorious jihadi forum from your home in Nablus?
Hat tip: Haganah.
Vincent Fumo (D) Convicted on 130 Charges
Although you'll have to read to damn neart the end of this AP story to find Mr. Fumo's party affiliation....
Via way way down there on Yahoo News: A multimillionaire banker and lawyer, Fumo was the longtime ranking Democrat on the Senate Appropriations CommitteeGee I would have thought maybe we'd have been hearing a lot about a trial in the MSM? I mean a evil rich powerful banker and former Senator falls from on high, tried over 100 corruption charges? Its media gold baby!
I mean I'm assuming there was a trial? Was there a reason I've not been hearing about it...endlessly....over and over and over?
Crisis! Crisis! Crisis!
Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis! Crisis!
Democrats on Fannie and Freddie
Just a good antidote when people start whining about "Republicans" and "free markets" being the source of today's troubles.
And Sweet Jesus, Pelosi and Frank are such heroically inept jackasses.
Update by Howie: You'll see Maxine Waters a bit before three minutes along in the above video.
If you've not yet read Michelle's column on Maxine, "Culture of corruption: Banking hypocrite Maxine Waters", read it! READ IT NOUGH!!!
Bangladesh: Weekly Blitz NP Attacked by Military/Islamist Alliance
I decided to post this comment for a few reasons. One is that the author has a good description of the standard alliance of the military, ruling party and Islamists that is in place in many nations. Secondly is that this is a bad scenario for Bangladesh, another immature democracy fraught with corruption and poverty where competing social forces face an uneven playing field and the media pays the price. What always surprised me about Bangladesh was how the Awami League and the BNP failed to reconcile historical hostility from events decades ago. However a more fundamental schism is between the forces of modernism and those determined to entrench power through the use of force, a basket that includes jihaddists, military elite and the ruling party. The most immediate threat to regressive forces everywhere is a free media and unfettered critical thinking.
State patronized terror is a scenario in most of the Asian nations, especially in those Muslim dominated countries like Pakistan, Iran, and Bangladesh etc. But, the most important factor here, which might be a subject of grave concern of the international community, is, in many of the Muslim nations, anti-Jihadist and anti-Islamist forces are becoming target of the Islamist-Ruling Party alliances.
In Bangladesh, on February 22, 2009, only anti-Jihadist newspaper Blitz office was attacked by a group of armed thugs belonging to the ruling party, which was co-led by an officer from the Forces Intelligence. This is certainly a new development, where anti-Islamist media is being attacked by a trio force of ruling party, Islamists and the military intelligence. Such things also happen in Pakistan as well.
Weekly Blitz editor is award winning internationally acclaimed anti-Jihadist journalist, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, who advocates inter-faith understanding and confront radical Islam.
Almost after 1 month of attack on the office of Weekly Blitz newspaper by armed hooligans belong to ruling party in Bangladesh, members of law enforcing agencies are reluctant in taking any action, as some high ups in the government and police administration instructed the investigation officer not to 'harass' any of the accused in this case as they belong to the ruling party. On February 22, 35-40 armed terrorists belonging to the ruling party, led by Ruhul Amin attacked the office of Blitz newspaper. They instructed the caretaker named Anwar of the commercial center named Skylark Point [where the Blitz office is located] to lock the outside gate and continued their notorious actions in the broad day light for hours in presence of members of law enforcing and various intelligence agencies. Despite lodging of a case more than 5 days back [Case No. 65, under section 143, 448, 323, 342, 384, 380, 427 and 506], members of law enforcing agencies in Bangladesh are showing extreme reluctance in arresting any of the attackers, mostly belonging to the ruling party, who attacked the office of Weekly Blitz on Sunday [February 22, 2009], physically assaulted the editor and other members, abused the female staffs and looted laptop and other valuables in a broad day light, in presence of an officer from DGFI [Forces Intelligence] named Shamim. Members of law enforcing agencies were witnessing the incident silently.
Weekly Blitz editor and other staffs of the newspaper have made an appeal to the media community in the country and in the world for their kind and immediate help in this regard.
If a Footprint on Their Flag Really Upsets ROP Supporters?
Fatwa in 5......4......
Willingly Feeding Big Brother
The reality is that rather than the govt digging up stuff, through publishing on social networks and the internet people actually spoon feed teh machine.
Hat Tip: Sofir.
Just Because Daddy Imam...
...and 40 of his followers wanted to give her the old chop chop choppity chop with an axe for: a. not marrying as she was instructed and b. converting to Christianity, don't y'all get any silly ideas that it was somehow related to Islam....
Via The Times: He (her father) is also an incestuous child abuser, repeatedly raping his daughter from the age of five until she was 15, ostensibly as part of her punishment for being “disobedient”. At the age of 16 she fled her family to avoid the forced marriage they had planned for her in Pakistan. A much, much greater affront to “honour” in her family’s eyes, however, was the fact that she then became a Christian – an apostate. The Koran is explicit that apostasy is punishable by death; thus it was that her father the imam led a 40-strong gang – in the middle of a British city – to find and kill her.Its just teh culture...
Hannah Shah says her story is not unique – that there are many other girls in British Muslim families who are oppressed and married off against their will, or who have secretly become Christians but are too afraid to speak out. She wants their voices to be heard and for Britain, the land of her birth, to realise the hidden misery of these women.
Convicted Jihadist Writes Book
(Jakarta, Indonesia) In September 2004, Rois Abu Syaukat, aka Iman Darmawan, trained and directed the suicide bomber who carried out the truck bombing of the Australian Embassy which killed nine people.
For his involvement with Jemaah Islamiyah terrorism, Syaukat/Darmawan, also called Rois, was convicted and sentenced to death. His sentence is currently being appealed.
In the meantime, Syaukat/Darmawan has written a book. Authorities say they are trying to stop circulation of the book.
In the book, Syaukat/Darmawan asserts that "legitimate targets for jihad include nonbelievers, Muslims who abandon their beliefs, killing others for money, hypocrites, those who disobey Islamic law and despotic governments." As such, he claims the bombing of the Australian Embassy was justified.
Notably, the list of legitimate targets for jihad seems to be quite inclusive. (more)
March 15, 2009
The Jedi Are Relentless
If they are not all destroyed, it will be civil war without end.
Four Tourists Killed in Terror Bombing In Yemen
Pathetic, just pathetic.
Translation of news from al-Tagheer: Four tourists in Shibam Hadramout killed this evening in a car bomb by a suicide bomber.
He said the correspondent of the "change" in a procession to Shibam for a group of tourists traveling in a vehicle belonging to one of the travel and tourism, one of the persons intercepted a car bomb has exploded cars and a number of dead and wounded.
The correspondent added that the operation took place near a mountain, "Bp" in the Sale of Shibam Hadramout and during the procession of tourists stopped to take pictures of the sunset from the top of the mountain.
The correspondent pointed out that he is still writing, even ambulances transported the injured to more bad in the hospital did not have definitive statistics on the victims of the accident, which, according to preliminary data, which left four tourists from the Korean nationality.
He stressed that the security forces in the region imposed a security cordon at the scene of the incident and prevented from approaching it.
Update: They were South Korean tourists. This is very sad. Another report says it was a remote controlled device, which if true may indicate prior experience in Iraq or an unwillingness to martyrdom, like the ambush of the Belgians in January 2008. The government while confirming the attack is not releasing details.
Updated casualty figures: Four South Koreans, one Yemeni killed, nine South Koreans wounded. Photo of Shibam below the fold, it is an ancient city of mud skscrapers.
An Osama bin Laden Approved Website: or, How we Know AQ #1 Surfs the Internet & What this tells us about his location
The minbar Tawhid wal Jihad website's logo.
[Hotlinked, because it just feels right]
Osama bin Laden is not in a cave. Or, if he is, it is one very sophisticated cave.
How do we know? Because he told us so yesterday in bin Laden's latest video message.
First, we must assume that the voice heard in the message is really him and not one of his sons or someone recruited by al Qaeda to impersonate bin Laden.
Second, we must assume that the message is somewhat recent.
If the message is authentic, then there is a glaringly obvious point in it which reveals quite a bit about bin Laden's current homelife. In fact, I hesitated to even write about it because it was a mistake on his part (and his producer's for overlooking it).
But the point is so obvious, I think, that it would be silly not to point it out. I'm sure many others came to the same conclusion almost immediately.
In the message bin Laden gives a list of books he recommends Muslims read. He's done this in the past before, and it's kind of standard fare. But then bin Laden urges his fans to go to a particular website:
many beneficial books can easily be read on the Internet, like on the al-Tawheed wal-Jihad website.Osama bin Laden, internet surfer.
At first I thought this was a giveaway that the message was old. Tawhid wal Jihad was Abu Musab al Zarqawi's group before he changed its name to al Qaeda in Iraq and he went teets up.
But then it clicked: can he mean the minbar Tawhid wal Jihad webite?
Yes he does.
The website was described two years ago as:
The largest online jihadist library, Al-Maqdisi's intermittently available Minbar al-Tawhid wa-l-Jihad (Pulpit of Monotheism and Jihad) contains hundreds of works totaling hundreds of thousands of pages.I'm in a hurry as I'm doing this from the airport, so I won't go into all the implications, but the first one should be obvious: bin Laden has online access, wherever he is.
A cave with broadband? It's possible. A generator and a satellite uplink is all you need.
But Ockham's razor suggests the simplest and most obvious explanation is the most likely: that bin Laden is somewhere with preexisting internet access, like say, a penthouse apartment in Karachi.
Like I said there are other implications to the slip of the tongue which I won't mention. Perhaps you shouldn't either.
Think the virtual jihad is just being waged by jobless teenagers from mommy's basement? Think again. The world's #1 terrorist is wired and online. Who knows what else he's up to in the virtual world?
[I'm heading out of town for spring break. I'll try to answer e-mail this next week but don't expect too many posts.]
Shut Your Mouth Kid
We were disappointed with.. .... testimonies presented in the hearing in which some finger-pointing and false allegations were reiterated."I'll bet they were.
Warrant Issued For Lindsay Lohan
Hmmm wonder what Lindsay did to violate her probation?
Via CNN: Beverly Hills, California, police want Lindsay Lohan to turn herself in on an arrest warrant issued Friday.Wow, so maybe well see her again in that Hot Bikini With Smashing Ankle Bracelet Accessory?
A police official told CNN on Saturday that officers will be on the lookout for the actress-singer until she does so.
It wasn't clear why Lohan was being sought, but the warrant, issued by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge in Beverly Hills, apparently stems from her 2007 convictions for drunken driving, Beverly Hills police Sgt. Mike Foxen said. She is serving three years' probation for those convictions.
"We're hoping that she will turn herself in," Foxen said.
What am I saying, surely she would not be caught in the same bikini again. Ankle bracelet maybe, but bikini no.
The upside of course is that what's bad for Lindsay is good for traffic at Howie's Moisture Farm. Now if there were just another good gay Miss USA scandal I'd be set.
Update: The warrant was quashed after questions about what required classes she's enrolled in were cleared up.
Raging Lesbian Arrested with Brother's Semen and Turkey Baster
(Pittsfield, Massachusetts) Consider this report as the screwiest story of the weekend and be assured that nothing like it would have been in the news twenty years ago.
In a nutshell, a lesbian, 26-year-old Stephanie K. Lighten, assaults her (legally married in Massachusetts) wife, 33-year-old Jennifer A. Lighten, with a turkey baster containing Stephanie Lighten's brother's semen.
Stephanie Lighten wanted to impregnate Jennifer Lighten against her will with the semen of Nicolas Lighten. She was arrested and will face domestic assault and battery charges. A court appearance is scheduled for April 29.
Jennifer Lighten may also pursue attempted rape charges if she desires. (more)
March 14, 2009
Good News: Bin Laden Releases Message Calls for Jihad Against Jews and Christians
click image for video
Subscibers Can download the full vidoeo and transcript from at Laura Mansfield.com
I have to admit I was out. I'm still looking it over. It appears to be you know the standard, "Teh Evil Juice and Crusaders are killing Palestinians, Kill everybody.
Partial Transcript below the fold. Till like later, I mean who's more important UBL or me.
Update: Video added,click above image or embed below the fold. Email Howie for transcript if needed.
All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and seek His aid and forgiveness, and we seek refuge in Allah from the evil in ourselves and from our bad deeds. He whom Allah guides cannot be led astray, and he who is led astray cannot be guided. I bear witness that there is no God other than Allah alone, without partners, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger.blah blah blah
As for what comes after:
My Muslim Ummah: this talk of mine is for you, and concerns what must be done to help our family in the Blessed Land, because we have been late in helping them and that has hurt our causes and made them even more difficult and complicated.
So enough sitting and wasting of time and enough shirking of responsibility: the holocaust of Gaza in the midst of this long siege is an important and historic event and an articulate tragedy which affirms the need for detachment of the Muslims from the hypocrites. It is not right that our condition after Gaza be like our condition prior to it: rather, the order of the day is serious action and preparation for Jihad, to bring about truth and cancel falsehood. And we must declare ourselves innocent before Allah the Most High of anyone who colludes with the enemies against the people of Gaza. Disowning these colluders isn't an optional act: no, it is one of the two pillars of Tawheed [Islamic monotheism]. Helping the unbelievers against the Muslims is major Kufr (unbelief) which expels one from Islam. Read the statement of Allah, the Most High: "O you who believe! Take not the Jews and the Christians for your friends and protectors: they are but friends and protectors to each other. And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship) is of them. Verily Allah guides not a people unjust" (5:51), and the statement of Allah, "Whoever disbelieves in the Taghut [the idol] and believes in Allah has grasped the strongest handhold which knows no breaking. And Allah is All-Hearing, All-Knowing." (2:256)blah blah blah. there seems to be a production artifact at 1:30 seconds. I dunno. sounds funny to me. Translation appears very good. Also a call to "establish an utlying Islamic State" from where they can invade you know Israel. Like say, the Horn of Africa maybe.
I gotta go. ;)
Heartache: Olbermann and Kos Break Up
Apparently Kieth isn't man enough for Kos.
E-mail the Taliban!
New Taliban e-mail.
I was wondering why they wouldn't get back to me. I've been so lonely, Adil.
They can take away your yahoo account, but we'll always have Paris......
Erasing Memory as Therapy
(Toronto, Ontario) Researchers at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children have successfully erased memories from the brains of mice. The specific memories removed are associated with fear derived from a horrific event such as a bomb detonation.
The process is apparently very sophisticated and involves injecting toxic viruses into neurons to kill them. Dead, the neurons don't remember a thing.
According to Dr. Michael Salter of the Neurosciences & Mental Health program at the Toronto hospital, the research could lead to help for people who suffer post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) by minimizing the association between memory and emotions.
He says the research may well conjure "Orwellian" notions of thought control, "but that's not really the goal of this. The idea would be (to use it) in a therapeutic way."Okay. Too bad the definition of therapeutic is different for a doctor than it is for a government bureaucrat. (more)
Above the Law: A Handy Guide to Democrat Corruption
YANSI. Yet Another Scandal Involving Democrats.
Beck 11: 35
"Glenn Beck wept."
For Vinnie, Beck's number one fan.
Related: Spartacus chimes in:
Tell them we want nothing from Rome. Nothing...but our FREEDOM!Thanks to HA headlines.
Let Russia Play the Imperialist Power
Russia is considering bases in Cuba and Venezuela (and Brazil? Dream on!).
Let them build. They can then spend the next 20 years bankrupting themselves yet again while simultaneously rattling very rusty sabers.
One of Bookworm's readers chimes in:
I would hope that the Obama administration would generally shrug at the notion of Russia basing a few outdated bombers (that’s all they have) in Cuba or Venezuela.Like that will happen.
Just keep quiet and let them go ahead, because if they do it provides an opportunity. Once the bombers are in place, Obama should take note of this provocation and announce that he is proceeding with the anti-missile defense installations in Poland and the Czech Republic. Quid pro quo.
Thanks to Kim.
March 13, 2009
Where's Rusty Tonight?
He'll be at The Alamo Hour on BTR starting at 10:30 EDT, 9:30 CDT.
The interview with Rusty is archived at the link above.
"Brothers At War" Opens Today
It's finally here - today, March 13, 2009, "Brothers At War" opens in seven select theaters including:More below fold:
* Carmike 15 in Columbus, GA
* Landmark E Street Theater in Washington D.C.
* AMC River East 21 in Chicago, IL
* AMC Cantera 30 in Warrenville, IL
* AMC Shirlington 7 in Arlington, VA
* Carmike 16 in Jacksonville, NC
* Carmike 12 in Fayetteville, NC
Throughout the weekend, members of our production team including Executive Producer Gary Sinise, Director Jake Rademacher, Executive Producer David Scantling and Producer Norman Powell will celebrate the premiere of "Brothers At War" with our supporters and fans at these theaters and show times:Awesome...
* Friday, March 13 beginning at 6:00 pm - Carmike 15 in Columbus, GA
* Saturday, March 14 beginning at 6:00 pm - Carmike 12 in Fayetteville, NC
* Sunday, March 15 beginning at 4:00 pm - Carmike 16 in Jacksonville, NC
If you live near one of these opening markets, please support our film this weekend. Help spread the message of "Brothers At War" by encouraging your friends and family to do the same.
Hezbollah To Obama: How Dare You Ask Us To Recognize Da Juice
Hezbollah has spoken to the Messiah. Plus, screw you Americans for spoiling our planned visit to UK:
BEIRUT, March 13 (Xinhua) -- Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah on Friday rejected the U.S. condition to start talks with Hezbollah if it acknowledges the state of Israel, the party's TV station Al-Manar reported.Silly Obama, making them give up the holy war against the evil Juice is like asking them not to breath.
"The U.S. condition of acknowledging Israel to open dialogue with us is rejected," Nasrallah told crowds of Shiite Moslems gathered in the southern suburbs of Beirut this evening to mark the birthday of Prophet Mohammed.
"As long as Hezbollah exists, the generations of our people could never acknowledge the state of Israel which is a hostile terrorist entity," Nasrallah vowed.
He said that the U.S. set two conditions to start talks with Hezbollah, "acknowledging Israel and abandoning violence," and what they meant by abandoning violence is giving up the resistance.
3-12 Obama Bravely Confronts Nay-Saying 2-5 Obama
The money line at Deceiver:
I know I speak for all Americans when I applaud March 12th President Obama for standing up to the politics of fear that have been cynically employed by February 5th President Obama. It’s time for 2/5 Obama to stop manipulating people’s emotions, just to try to make things harder for 3/12 Obama.LOL
Obama Dumps Term Enemy Combatant
So what term should he use now?
I suggest, "Blood-Thirtsy Murderous Muslime Terrorist Bastages". But that's just me. Add your suggestions in comments.
Fatwas will be issued.
Update: Fatwas as promised.
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Michael for
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued starboardhelm for
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against bear1909 for
New dark meat for Barney Frank
(11B40 : Er, uh, no.)
Youtube: US Marines Footage Warning Graphic
Friday afternoon WAR PORN!
Taliban Wants $375,000 For Kidnapped Canadian Taliban Supporter
Canadian Beverly Giesbrecht aka Khadija Abdul Qahaar ran the pro-terrorist "Jihad Unspun" website. She's scum of the earth, tough shite she was kidnapped.
Apparently the Taliban have tired of her and want money to get her off their hands or something like that. She so loves terrorists
BANNU, PAKISTAN and VANCOUVER — Taliban insurgents active in Pakistan's lawless tribal region have offered to free a Canadian woman held since November in return for a $375,000 (U.S.) ransom.Karma, Beverly, Karma.
The demand came in an interview near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border with Qari, a man who preferred to identify himself only by his first name.
Qari says he's a close aide of Gul Bahadur, the Taliban head in the volatile North Waziristan region who is alleged to be responsible for the kidnapping of Beverly Giesbrecht, a West Vancouver woman who was in the area working as a freelance journalist.
How Your Tax Dollars Are Bailing Out Dubai
I thought the TARP was to bail out America?
Taxpayers lack an accurate picture of how companies receiving billions of dollars in federal funds through the Troubled Assets Relief Program are spending their money, members of a House panel said on Wednesday....Guess not.....And its probably not your tax dollars bailing them out, it will be your grand-babies tax dollars bailing them out. What does the government have against babies anyway?
... For example, during the past several months, as credit markets in the United States worsened, TARP recipients spent at least $16 billion on loans or investments with foreign entities. This included an $8 billion December 2008 loan from Citigroup Inc. to Dubai public sector entities. Citigroup initially received $25 billion in TARP funds in October 2008, followed by another $25 billion through two other TARP programs.
Israel: Play With Fire Get Burnt (Update: Protester Injured Was A Berkeley Tree Sitter!!)
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An American,Tristan Anderson, from International Solidarity Movement was injured during a protest against the West Bank separation barrior. He was among a group illegally protesting in a military zone off limits to protesters
I don't wish anyone harm, and hope his condition approves, but, why these so called "peace protesters" think they are above the law is above me.
Oh, it was the Juice fault so say the protesters. Expect this incident to escalate, gives the arseholes propaganda.
Flashback, remember another member of this group - Rachael Corrie? In 2003 she became a martyr when she was run over by a IDF bulldozer during the Second Intifada
UPDATE: Thanks to Oski in comments: Apparently Tristan went from trying to save Oak trees at UC Berkeley to saving something? at the West Bank. SFGate has the article, warning, comments there are interesting such as:
boinkkkkk! berkeley should start recruiting cops from the israeli army. oh well, better late than neverI do hope he fully recovers and has enough sense not to do this again.
Oh well...that's the way the ol' canister bounces!
it took a couple years to get rid of him here and a couple days there.
Israeli Security Forces sure aint the UC Berkeley PD are they Tristan?? Was Dumbster Muffin there too?
Internet Anthropologist Back
Internet Anthropologist is back after a short hiatus due to a "work related accident".
Aloha: North Korea Announces Detailed Missile Flight Plan
Could the missile possibly reach Hawaii?
Probably not, but...
Roggio: LA Times Longs For ICU
"Well meaning ICU" my arse, LA Times you are pathetic.
Here we go again. According to the Los Angeles Times, the United States is responsible for the rise of religious extremism and the al Qaeda-linked Shabaab terror group. If we just hadn't targeted the well-meaning, though slightly radical, Islamic Courts Union, everything in Somalia would be just wonderful -- or so the Times would have you believe.
Sure, there would be a Taliban-like region in the Horn of Africa, but they'd have security. And certainly there would be no ties to al Qaeda!
Be sure to read it all.
Flashback: American Traitor Leading Jihad in Somalia?
OMG Obama Less Popular Than George W Bush
That is if you look at the poll numbers for a similar time frame an the beginning of each administration. Its worth thinking about because liberal pundits often quote Barack Obama's popularity in polls as "proof" of the popularity of his policies. It appears what while the still like Barack just fine, that does not mean then like his policies all that much.
Via WSJ: It is simply wrong for commentators to continue to focus on President Barack Obama's high levels of popularity, and to conclude that these are indicative of high levels of public confidence in the work of his administration. Indeed, a detailed look at recent survey data shows that the opposite is most likely true. The American people are coming to express increasingly significant doubts about his initiatives, and most likely support a different agenda and different policies from those that the Obama administration has advanced...Hat Tip to and much more at The Other McCain.
...Mr. Obama has lost virtually all of his Republican support and a good part of his Independent support, and the trend is decidedly negative.
Sudan: Aid Workers Abducted (Update Workers Freed)
KHARTOUM, Sudan — Armed men stormed an aid agency compound in Darfur and kidnapped three Westerners, heightening fears that foreigners will be targeted in the backlash over the international arrest warrant for Sudan's president.More, below the fold, from Sudan Tribune
The three workers for Doctors Without Borders were kidnapped late Wednesday in a government-controlled area in northern Darfur, close to a stronghold of government-allied Arab militiamen known as janjaweed.
The Sudanese government condemned the attack and denied any involvement. But officials quickly blamed the arrest warrant issued last week by the Netherlands-based International Criminal Court accusing President Omar al-Bashir of war crimes in Darfur[...]
The gunmen seized a Canadian nurse, an Italian doctor and a French coordinator, along with two Sudanese guards who were released several hours later, Sandars said. It was not clear if violence was used in the abduction.
Yesterday unidentified gunmen abducted five aid workers form Médecins Sans Frontières – Belgium (MSF), two Sudanese, a Belgian nurse, a Canadian doctor and French coordinator. The Sudanese are released early today with a demand of ransom for the release of the abducted foreigners[...]Dangerous situation there and will only worsen unfortunately.
However, the spokesperson of the rebel Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) accused a militia led by Musa Hilal, of abducting the MSF workers. Hilal who is a leader of Darfurian Mahameed clan, is also accused of taking part in Darfur terror campaigns orchestrated by Khartoum.
Ahmed Hussein Adam said the kidnappers conducted the aid hostages to Gelay, north eastern of Kabkabiyya the headquarters of Musa Hilal militias.
From Brussels, MSF Belgium said today it plans to withdraw from Darfur. "This will be a further blow to the delivery of humanitarian assistance in that area, so the consequences are also extremely worrying for the civilians of Darfur," said Christopher Stokes, general director of MSF Belgium, in a press conference held today.
The abduction occurred two days after the establishment of an alliance of Sudanese Islamist jihadists and Darfur pro-government militia groups pledging to carry out 250 attacks against countries that are supporting the decisions of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Musa Hilal, who is an adviser for the ministry of federal government, is one of the members of this alliance as the head of the Darfur Lions Brigade.
The Darfur rebel movements condemned the kidnapping and said only the Sudanese government bears responsibility of the abduction.
The hostages are in my thoughts and prayers, lets hope they soon will be released unharmed.
"By Obama’s Own Definition...
Ed Morrissey points out, you know, the hypocrisy of the Obamamessiah on signing statements.
Actual Good News: Ibrahim Moussawi NOT Coming To Britain After All!
Via Daily Mail Online:
slamic fanatic Ibrahim Moussawi was today denied a visa to enter Britain.Previous:
Jacqui Smith has ruled the spokesman for the terrorist organisation Hezbollah should not be allowed to travel here - despite him making at least two previous visits to the UK on her watch...
... Miss Smith has been under enormous pressure to refuse his latest visa application, since details were first revealed by the Mail last month.
Critics said allowing him in would represent 'double standards' after she banned the far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders from coming to Britain to show his film about Islam because it would threaten ‘community harmony’.
The Conservatives said that if Miss Smith bans people who threaten community harmony, but lets in those who glorify terrorism or are part of terrorist groups then it sends out entirely the 'wrong message'.
Foolish Fools and the Fools that Report Them
I don't know who to blame, the "experts" who believe that "Shabaab influence is fading" or the reporters that pass that info on to a country eager to return to the 9/10 status quo. People, let me break out the soapbox yet again.
1) Who are the Shabaab? They are al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia.
2) Why are they dangerous?
a) Because, unlike any other al Qaeda affiliate, they actually control large portions of a country. While their power is still limited, they are in fact the "government" of much of Somalia, including the capital of Mogadishu. Think of Afghanistan, but instead of the Taliban harboring al Qaeda imagine the country actually governed by al Qaeda.
b) Because a small segment of the Somali American community supports them. Luckily, most Somali Americans despise them. Unfortunately some second generation Somali Americans have bought into the Salaafi jihadi ideology espoused by Shabaab. Some of these American born and raised sympathizers have gone to Somalia to fight with Shabaab, including the only known American suicide bomber Shirwa Ahmed. And they have American passports. Think about it.
3) Is their influence waning? No. Their power is growing. Daily they take more territory and day by day they begin to implement Taliban style sharia law on those areas already under their control. It is doubtful they will ever fully control all of Somalia as Puntland and Somaliland are hostile to them, but remember that the Taliban never fully had control of all of Afghanistan either.
4) Is their influence among young Muslims waning? Unknown. Certainly interest and statements of support online by known American eHadis has increased since al Qaeda central has begun an open campaign of support for them.
The threat of the Shabaab is real. I am not certain how to quantify that threat, but if Shabaab is not already more of a threat than the Taliban and al Qaeda central, they soon will be.
You are now free to return to Starbucks and pretend nothing is happening.
That is all.
Tel Aviv Musician Makes Hot YouTube Smash
Tel Aviv musician Kutiman, who styles himself as a "psychedelic funk architect" has designed and constructed a doozy of a musical mashup. His Internet album Thru You, consisting of music videos completely made out of remixed YouTube footage, has become an overnight sensation on the Web.
According to his record company NMC, over a half million people have viewed songs from the site (www.thru-you.com) in the past week.
Taliban Behead Three in Pakistan
Isn't Taliban and militant kind of redundant?
Taliban militants shot dead then cut the heads off three tribesmen in a restive Pakistan tribal area bordering war-tornRest in peace Mr. Ghafoor. Rest in peace.
Afghanistan, an official and witnesses said on Friday. ....
"Abdul Ghafoor was kidnapped three days ago. He appeared to be have been shot dead with a Kalashnikov and he was also beheaded," Khan said.
Residents said Taliban militants kidnapped Ghafoor and the other two tribesmen because they were considered supporters of the Pakistani government who joined a tribal force to fight the Islamist hardliners.
Arkansas Daycare: Windshield Wiper Fluid Served
The excuse? A daycare worker returned from shopping and mistakenly placed the windshield wiper fluid in the refrigerator and later served it.
Hmmm, if the worker bought it how did he/she mistake it for juice or whatever.
March 12, 2009
Report: Ayman Al-Zawahiri Seen In Somalia
According to Terror Free Somalia alQaeda number 2 has been seen in Somalia:
The second man of Al-Qaeda terror network Ayman Al-Zawahiri has been seen for the first time Habar Gidir stronghold Marka town 90km south of Somalia capital as quoted from officials of unnamed money transfer companies and aid agencies on Thursday.Remember what Rusty said, "Watch the Horn of Africa".
“Here in Marka, I have seen an Arab man who was heavily guarded as he was walking inside the town, with his sides we could see foreign armed men. I glimpsed him and he was Terrorist Ayman Al-Zawihiri, the man we often see on the world televisions,” one of the remittance companies said in condition of anonymity.He said all the movements in the town were halted as some of the senior officials of Al-Shabab group confirmed that the man they are hosting is Ayman Al-Zawahiri.
“I could not exactly say he was himself but most of out spoken issue was that the man seen is Al-Qaeda’s second man,” he added.“The presence of Ayman Al-Zawahiri in Marka is widely known, many people saw him but they fear for their security.
Rusty's $.02: It's a rumor, yes. Our friends over at Terror Free Somalia got the rumor from Waaga's Club here. I'll post the entire thing below, but it's in Somali. I can't find anything on Shabelle about it in English.
I have to say, I find it very difficult to believe Zawahiri is actually in Somalia.
Having said that, I've long speculated -- and this goes back years -- that Osama bin Laden is in Somalia. But, to be honest, I always knew that was a longshot. This? An even longer shot.
Zawahiri is much more involved in the day to day operations of al Qaeda than bin Laden -- or so intel reports indicate. I can't imagine he'd take the risk. But then again, maybe he believes his own press and the myth of invulnerability that has grown up around him?
But still, I've already seen Shabaab videos showing fighters who are clearly Arab. Intel sources also say that as long as three years ago al Qaeda fighters were known to help in the training of Islamist insurgents. Today that number is probably far greater.
Especially given last year's pledging of the top Shabaab leadership to Osama bin Laden and recent reports that Shabaab is likely to officially declare itself part of the al Qaeda umbrella. I would find it incredibly naive to think that at least some al Qaeda leaders weren't in Somalia. But the top leader? I dunno.
Jane tells me that there were also rumors floating around that Zawahiri was in Yemen. I expect she'll post an update on that.
Keep an eye on it, though. Sometimes these things turn out to be based on some grain of truth. And if Z-man does turn up in Somalia then all the better since our base in Djibouti is perfectly capable of launching Predator strikes in Somalia. With the added bonus that there's no recognized government around to file diplomatic protests about violations of sovereignty.
Update by Jane: Given the recent deal making between the government of Yemen and al-Qaeda, the prospect of Zawahiri visiting nearby Somalia is not as far fetched as it may initially seem. Yemen is the primary supplier of weapons to Somalia (in violation of the UN arms embargo); weapons are shipped from Yemen across the narrow Bab al Mendab Strait between the two countries and the same boats bring Somali refugees to Yemen on the return trip.
After the September attack on the US embassy in Yemen, the US intercepted a communication between Ayman Zawahiri and the Iranian al Quds force leadership that referenced a deal between Yemeni President Saleh and Zawahiri. The deal was Zawahiri would send more fighters to Saleh to use in the northern Sa'ada war (against the Zaidi Shiite rebels) and in return Saleh would release imprisoned al-Qaeda operatives.
In a second deal in January, Saleh met with the contingent of Yemeni old generation co-opted al Qaeda under the leadership of Tariq al Fahdli and made a deal to use them to undermine the southern separatist movement in exchange for the release of prisoners. Saleh also gave the jihaddists funds and a free hand in the southern province of Abyan. New jihaddist training camps were also established. Then President Saleh released 102 jihaddists, of which about a third were actual al-Qaeda, there rest were local militants, thereby upholding his end of both deals.
Current news reports from Yemen indicate hundreds of jihaddists are amassing in the north in Sa'ada, Yemenis and non-Yemenis including Arabs and non-Arabs. The influx of foreign jihaddists to Sa'ada as well as the structure, training and hierarchy being imposed on them, indicates this possibly is an outcome of the communication between President Saleh and Ayman Zawahiri. The gathering of foreign jihaddists in northern Yemen could be the result of simultaneous decisions by hundreds of random zealots, but it seems unlikely in the context of the intercept and subsequent events.
The Yemeni government setting jihaddists loose on the rebels "supporters", a term that neo-Salafi fanatics may extend to the entire civilian population, is a troubling scenario. However, if and when Zawahiri's jihaddists fight in Sa'ada, in all likelihood that blood will only be the glitter on the surface of their multi-faceted activities. For the US to support an ally engaged in a state sponsored jihad, and that's not a stretch of linguistics, is morally repugnant. If that jihad has the material support of al Qaeda Central, its unconscionable.
Update 2: The site that published the original report was suspended within hours, what that means is anyone's guess. Here's the original Waaga article, which I believe is a transcript of a radio interview (could be wrong):
" Eyman al Dawahiri inuu Markka joogo dadka oo dhan way ogyihiin,waxaa arkay dad badan laakiin cabsida jirta waxay tahay qof walba wuxuu u baqanayaa naftiisa,Somalia waxay noqotay bahalo galeen laakiin ku xigeenka Ussama Bin laden ,ma qarsan bareerahiisa,isaga ayaa hore u sheegtay inuu ka taliyo koofurta Somalia"ayuu yiri Masuul ka mida hoowlwadeeno Hay'ad samafal oo ka howlgasha gobolka Shabeeladda hoose. Socdaalka ku xigeenka Ussama Bin Laden ku joogo Magaaladda Markka ee istiraatijiga dhinaca badda,waxaa la tilmaamay inay khuseeyso isku shaandheeyn lagu sameeynayo golaha sare ee kooxda Shabaab. Inkastoo FBI-da Mareykanka ay soo saartay digniin ay uga hadleyso kooxda Shabaab ee Somalia qatarta ka imaan karta hadana in Eyman Dawahiri jooga Somalia waxay noqon kartaa sheeko culus,waloow ay dowladaha Caalamka ka qarsooneyn kooxaha Al Qaeda saameeynta ay ku leeyihiin Somalia. " Hadii Somalia laga sheego Ussama Bin laden waa loo qaateen,runtii ma qarsoona halista baaxada weyn ee Somalia iyo inay noqotay bahalogaleen,waxaa muhiima in shacabka Soomaaliyeed u guntado sidii kooxaha qaswadayaasha looga sifeeyn lahaa dalka,way muuqataa hada inay dagaal kula jiraan dowladda cusub ee Shariif Sheekh Ahmed,taas macnaheedu wuxuu yahay in Eyman Al Dawahiri iyo kuwa la midkaa ku sii dhuumaaleeystaan Somalia" ayuu yiri diblomaasi reer Galbeeda oo la hadlay Waagacusub MediaStablehand: Or is it this one?
Mogadishu 12 March 2009 Waagacusub Media Ku xigeenka Madaxa Ururka AlQaeda Eyman Al Dawahiri ayaa markii ugu horeeysay lagu arkay Magaalo xeebeedka Markka ee gobolka Shabeeladda hoose sida ay sheegeen Masuuliyiin muhiima oo ka tirsan Hay'adaha samafalka,Shirkadaha Isgaarsiinta iyo Xawaaladaha.Halkaan ka dhageyso Warbixin FBI-da Mareykanka By Haaruun Macruuf " Waxaa Markka yimid nin Caraba oo aad loo ilaalinayay,ninku mar uu dhex socday Magaaladda waxaa hareerahiisa gaaf wareegayay ilaalo xoogan oo dhamaantood u badan ajnabi,isheeyda ayaa mar ku dhacday,.hubaashii wuxuu ahaa Eyman Al Dawahiri,ninka aanu ka aragno telefishinada"ayuu yiri Masuul ka tirsan Shirkadaha Isgaarsiinta Markka.Halkaan ka dhageyso Shabaabka oo qaadacay go-aankii Xukumadda ku ansixisay ku dhaqanka shareecadda Islaamka " Magaalada dhan ayaa la joojiyay dhaqdhaqaaqeeda.waxaana Saraakiisha sare ee Shabaab qaarkood noo sheegeen in ninka u martidaa uu yahay Eyman Al Dawahiri,anigu ma oran karo waa isaga laakiin runtii hadal heynta ugu badan Magaaladda waxay tahay inuu Markka joogo Al Dawahiri,ku xigeenka Ussama Bin Laden"ayuu yiri Sarkaal ka tirsan Shirkad Xawaaladeed ku taal Magaala xeebeedka Markka.
Torture And GITMO! (Featuring Steven's Beheading)
Steven Crowder's bold headline will certainly alert jihadi sympathizers. They google beheading continuously.
Tipping our hand to the enemy and openly “banning torture” defies all logic and denies the history of war. Now, before you start groaning about it, I know that there were many more points to be covered… But YOU try making the idea of released detainee’s going back to terrorism funny.
One of These Things IS Like the Other
This appears to be the new flag for the Somali Shabaab. At least, it sees to be the case since it appears on Shabaab's official website.
This is the flag for the "Islamic State of Iraq". You would know them better as "al Qaeda in Iraq."
Amsterdam: Terrorist Attack Foiled
Six men and one woman have been arrested on suspicion of preparing to carry out terrorist attacks on shops in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday.Thank goodness this was foiled, hope all connected will be apprehended.
One of those arrested is a family member of a man connected to the Madrid bombing five years ago this week, said Amsterdam police chief Bernard Welten at a press confernce on Thursday evening.
According to ANP news service the man is related to one of the suspects in the Madrid bombing who later committed suicide.[...]
He said all of those detained are Dutch with a Moroccan background and are aged between 19 and 64.
Although some of them have a police record for violence none has a previous conviction for terrorism, the police commissioner said. He added that further arrests cannot be ruled out.
Police were still searching four addresses in Amsterdam in connection with the investigation on Thursday night.
Suspected US missiles kill 7 in Pakistan
I know these are becoming common but who knows we may get lucky one day and score big.
ISLAMABAD – Missiles believed fired from a U.S. unmanned plane slammed into a house used by militants in northwestern Pakistan on Thursday, killing seven people, a government official and a witness said,Bill Roggio has : more.
The identities of the victims in the attack in Kurram region were not immediately known.
A senior official in the region said the house targeted was believed to be frequented by Islamist militants. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
Villager Ismail Khan said spy planes were seen hovering over the area shortly before the attack, adding that local militants had retrieved seven bodies from the destroyed house.
US Shoots Down IRANIAN UAV over IRAQ
This in the mailbox from Noah Shachtman over at Wired. Nothing to see here folks, move along:
An American fighter jet shot down an Iranian drone as it was flying over Iraq, U.S. military sources in Baghdad tell Danger Room.Iran has UAVs? Surprising, given their technical know how is generally considered on the weak side.
Details of the previously-unreported shoot-down, which occurred last month, are still sketchy.
Next you'll be telling me they can build a nuclear bomb. Ha! I'll believe it when I see it.....
Good News: This Guy is Luggage Handler at UK Airport
What could possibly go wrong?
"One Law For All" Campaign Against Sharia Law In Britain
One Law for All Campaign, Britain's International Womens Day
Nearly 600 people joined the One Law for All anti-racist rally against Sharia and religious-based laws in Britain and elsewhere and in defence of citizenship and universal rights in Trafalgar Square and marched towards Red Lion Square in London.
Hundreds then joined our public meeting to discuss and debate Sharia, Sexual Apartheid and Women's Rights. Our protest was met with widespread support and left many feeling inspired and invigorated. It was also covered by the mainstream media, including BBC Radio 4, BBC 5Live, BBC Wales, and the Times.
The rally of several hundred heard a number of speakers denouncing the policy of accommodation and appeasement of the political Islamic movement. A C Grayling in his speech said: 'Once you start fragmenting society, once you start allowing different groups in society to apply different standards, you get very profound injustices and it is almost always women who suffer these injustices. We have to fight hard to keep one law for everybody.'
Parisa who was refused a divorce from a violent husband said: 'Ten years of my life is gone because of Sharia law. I want to stop it. Please help to stop it. It is not fair. I had a good uncle who helped me to escape but what about others who don't have a chance to run away. I saw that many, many times.'
Terry Sanderson, the president of the National Secular Society, said: 'We do not need another legal system running in parallel... Sharia is creeping into our legal system and society and we must stop it in its tracks and now!'Link to videos of rally
Fariborz Pooya, head of the Iranian Secular Society, said 'the introduction of Sharia is a betrayal of thousands of women and children and leaves them at the mercy of Islamist groups.'
After listening to a number of speeches, including from Sargul Ahmad, Jalil Jalili, Shiva Mahbobi, Reza Moradi, Maryam Namazie, Saeed Parto, Sohaila Sharifi and Bahram Soroush the crowd then marched through Strand and Kings Way to Red Lion Square with demands to end Sharia law in the UK and elsewhere. At Conway Hall, they heard live music from the group, Raised Voices, then joined a public meeting and heard a panel of distinguished speakers discuss Sharia Law, Sexual Apartheid and Women's Rights.
The meeting was chaired by Sohaila Sharifi (Central Council of Equal Rights Now - Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran). Speakers included Yasmin Alibhai-Brown (Journalist and British Muslims for Secular Democracy Chair), Naser Khader (Democratic Muslims Founder), Kenan Malik (Writer and Broadcaster); Yasaman Molazadeh (One Law for All Legal Coordinator); Maryam Namazie (Equal Rights Now - Organisation against Women's Discrimination in Iran, One Law for All and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Spokesperson), Pragna Patel (Southall Black Sisters and Women Against Fundamentalism founding member), Fariborz Pooya (Iranian Secular Society and Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain Chair), and Carla Revere (Lawyers' Secular Society Chair). Sargul Ahmad (International Campaign against Civil Law in Kurdistan Iraq head) also spoke about the situation in Iraq under Sharia and the need for international solidarity.
March 7 was One Law for All's first warning to the British government and the political Islamic movement. As Maryam Namazie said on the day: "We won't stand idly by whilst the British government relegates a huge segment of our society to sham courts and regressive rules and appeases the Islamists here or elsewhere. And we will bring the political Islamic movement to its knees in Britain in much the same way that people are doing in Iran and elsewhere."
She added: "We will keep growing in numbers and strength until we get rid of Sharia councils and religious tribunal's altogether."
Glad to see this gaining steam, congratulations to all of them for having the courage to stand up against Sharia.
Minnesota: Rosemount Teen Is King For A Day
He was just "sharing the wealth".
A Rosemount teen got to play high roller for a day after finding a plastic bag containing $18,000 in a highway ditch, and he gave away thousands of dollars to classmates on Tuesday before authorities got involved.This reminds me of a young child passing out counterfeit money at a grade school. This incident led to the shakedown of a international drug ring called "The Company".
Dakota County officials are releasing few details about the source of the money, but they have a pretty compelling clue: When the student, 16, led them back to the spot where he found the money, they discovered 4 pounds of marijuana and some scales.
"This is tied in to drugs, obviously," said Sgt. Joe Leku of the Dakota County Drug Task Force. He would not disclose other details of the case, saying it could jeopardize the investigation.
Maxine Waters Helped Bank Whose Stock She Once Owned
Anti-war leftist, California Democrat Maxine Waters, has skeletons in her closet, past and present, MSM yawns.
WASHINGTON -- When Rep. Barney Frank was looking to aid a Boston-based lender last fall, the Massachusetts Democrat urged Maxine Waters, a colleague on the House Financial Services Committee, to "stay out of it," he says.Flashback, Waters on Fannie and Freddie:
The reason: Ms. Waters, a longtime congresswoman from California, had close ties to the minority-owned institution, OneUnited Bank.
Ms. Waters and her husband have both held financial stakes in the bank. Until recently, her husband was a director. At the same time, Ms. Waters has publicly boosted OneUnited's executives and criticized its government regulators during congressional hearings. Last fall, she helped secure the bank a meeting with Treasury officials
Such potential conflicts of interest are more serious as the banking system's crisis has led the government to take an increasingly active role in overseeing financial institutions, including OneUnited. The financial-services committee on which Ms. Waters sits oversees banking issues, and the lawmaker is a potential future chairman.
Senators waking up to threat of al Shabaab
Andrew Liepman, deputy director for intelligence at the counterterrorism center, tried to reassure that the missing Somalis from Minnesota do not represent a threat to the US at least not yet.
"They are going to Somalia to fight for their homeland, not to join al Qaeda's jihad against the United States, so far."
So al Shabaab has no interest to attack the US? What about al Shabaab's threat against Obama's inauguration, and their threat to establish shariah law from Alaska and Chile to South Africa, Japan, Russia to Solomon Islands and all the way to Iceland?
Keep your eyes open for any arrests by the FBI in the Minneapolis area. Some al Shabaab recruiters may be going down.
WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating how young Somali-Americans were drawn to fight with an al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia, but there is no sign they are being trained as domestic U.S. terrorists, authorities told Congress on Wednesday.
"Tens" of Somali-Americans, primarily from Minneapolis, have returned to Somalia to fight with the militant Islamist al Shabaab group that controls much of the country, officials of the FBI and the National Counterterrorism Center testified before the Senate Homeland Security committee.
Reports of the young men vanishing from home in recent years and turning up in Somalia have fanned concerns that al Qaeda, which has suspected leadership ties to Al Shabaab, could be training them to return to the United States under their U.S. passports and conduct attacks.[...]
The officials said they could not rule out that some Somali-American fighters could eventually return to attack, especially if they go on to Pakistan for advanced training.
Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman said he understood there may be arrests of suspected recruiters as part of a federal probe.
"There are ongoing investigations," Mudd said. "It's a significant concern to us." He declined further comment.
Hope/Change!!! Obama Adminstration Wants To Make Wounded Veterans Use Private Insurance
This comes as no suprise.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki confirmed Tuesday that the Obama administration is considering a controversial plan to make veterans pay for treatment of service-related injuries with private insurance[...]So much for overhauling the VA and improving health care for our wounded warriors.
Eleven of the most prominent veterans organizations have been lobbying Congress to oppose the idea. In the letter sent last week to the president, the groups warned that the idea "is wholly unacceptable and a total abrogation of our government's moral and legal responsibility to the men and women who have sacrificed so much."
One of These Things is Not Like the Other: Hizbollah Spokesman Gets Thumbs Up for UK Visit
Alabama: Authorities Still Searching For Motive In Killing Spree
Family and friends affected by this terrible tragedy are in my thoughts and prayers.
GENEVA, Ala. -- Alabama Bureau of Investigation agents plan to shut down their emergency operation center here at noon today.Complete coverage here'
The center was the nexus of an investigation involving 20 agencies and more than 60 law enforcement officers, according to Alabama State Trooper Kevin D. Cook. There will still be officers working the case after the shut down, Cook said.
"Our agents are still pursuing leads and finding out new information, talking to family members who are left and other people who knew Mr. McLendon," he said. "As to motive, what we do know is that his mother had a lawsuit pending against Pilgrim's Pride."
Cook said Michael McLendon had been armed with two semi-automatic rifles, a 12-gauge shotgun and .38-caliber pistol, the latter of which he used to take his own life.
The list of those slain is below the fold:
>> Lisa White McLendon, 52, McLendon's mother.Guest book for the victims here.
>> Corrine Gracy Myers, 18 months, the daughter of Geneva County Deputy Josh Myers.
>> Andrea D. Myers, 31, mother of the 18-month-old and wife of Geneva County Deputy Josh Myers
>> James Alford White, 55, identified as McLendon's uncle.
>> Tracy Michelle Wise, 34, identified as McLendon's cousin.
>> Dean James Wise, 15, identified as Wise's son and McLendon's second cousin.
>> Virginia E. White, 74.
>> James Irvin Starling, 24.
>> Sonja Smith, 43.
>>Bruce Wilson Malloy
>>Wounded: 4-month-old Ella K. Myers.[Thanks to the heroics of a neighbor this child was saved...ed]
Hopechange: Obama Appoints American Taliban Lawyer to Justice
HA linked Lileks this morning and reading the post I kept thinking what was the point? All this is old news, right? I mean, of course Johnny Walker Lindh -- the American Taliban -- was a traitor and any lawyer who believed there's anything admirable about a guy who leaves the greatest country on Earth (note to liberals: that would be America) to go fight to help one of the most repressive governments on Earth (note to liberals: that would be the Taliban) would have to be either a first class America hater or the poster child of moral equivocation.
Tony West, Taliban Johnny's lawyer, seems like he's best suited for the ACLU's NAMBLA defense division or perhaps an endowed chair at Berkeley's law school.
You have to wait for the last paragraph for the kicker:
I mention this for one reason: Tony [West] is the President’s nominee to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division. If you want to know how far we are past 9/11, there’s your answer: John Walker Lindh’s defense attorney is going to work for Justice. I’m not saying he wouldn’t do a perfectly competent job.Holy f*ckity f*cking f*ck! How did I miss this one?
It just seems like one of those things that might have stuck out, once upon a time.
Lileks point? We're back to 9/10.
Likely reasoning behind the Obama appointment? I know where you all want to go with this, but there is probably something else going on here:
[Tony West] also, conveniently enough, helped raise $65 million for Obama in California as a state finance co-chair during the campaign.Judgement!
On Honor Killing
Kathryn Lopez interviews Phyllis Chesler on Islamic honor killings at home and abroad:
Sharia law believes in fathers’ and husbands’ physically punishing disobedient women. It does not clearly admonish its followers not to kill women who are viewed as “dishonoring” their families. The Islamic state will not prosecute honor killers, or will do so reluctantly, slowly, inexpertly, etc.
Where did all the ammo go?
Not to Mexican drug cartels, says Bob Owens. Then why is ammo disappearing from the shelves all over the country?
Because we have anti-patriotic men and women in positions of power extending all the way into the Oval Office itself that see civilian arms usage as a threat to their goals and somehow think that the Founding Fathers intended the Second Amendment to protect the rights of Americans to own arms, but not the ammunition needed to make those arms functional.Hopenchange: it's what's for dinner!
Obama Rejected for School Name
(Charleston, West Virginia) The Charleston Board of Education has announced that the new $13.5 million school to be built at the corner of Kanawha Boulevard and Florida Street will be named West Side Elementary School.
According to community leader Pastor Matthew Watts, the West Side name was the second choice of the students. Their first choice, Barrack Obama Elementary, was eliminated because the naming process unintentionally became a popularity contest. (more)
Barney Frank's (D) Dirty Money
Frank received the following dirty money: Communication Workers of America (PAC) $2,000 in 2008 cycle, $1,000 in 2006 cycle. Boilermakers Union (PAC) $1,000 in 2008. American Federation of Government Employees (PAC) $1,000 in 2006. International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (PAC) $10,000 in 2008 cycle; $2,500 in 2006 cycle.Laws and ethics are for little people.
At least eight members, including officers, of these four unions have been convicted since 2001 of felonies ranging from embezzlement, falsifying official reports to government, mail fraud and conspiracy.
March 11, 2009
Lawyers Against The War (LAW): Ban Bush From Canada For War Crimes
Crazies are still at it:
A lawyers’ group has asked the RCMP to bar former U.S. president George W. Bush from entering Canada, citing torture and war crimes committed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.LAW about us:
In a letter to the RCMP war crimes section and copied to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff and other federal ministers and opposition MPs, the Lawyers Against the War group claims that Bush is “inadmissible to Canada . . . because of overwhelming evidence that he has committed, outside Canada, torture and other offences” as detailed in Canada’s War Crimes Act.
LAW is affiliated with:Interesting fact, UK's LAW member Abdul Haq al-Ani coordinated Saddam Hussein s defense.
o Lawyers Against the War in the United Kingdom,
o Lawyers for Peace in the Netherlands and
o the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), based in Sweden.
UPDATED, W/ MORE HYPOCRISY! Ron Paul Dumps On Democrat Spending
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I generally just ignore Ron Paul or dismiss as loopy, but he does pretty f*cking seriously pwn the Democrats and the unprecedented, irreversible damage they're wreaking on the markets in this House speech he gave on his no vote for the first
shit sandwich one-time bailout financial rescue package. And when I say Democrats, I'm referring to Congress because they spend and authorize the spending of the moneyz (although Bush is not certainly not blameless).
And you know it's getting bad out there when I actually tell you to seriously give Ron Paul two minutes of your time.
They're Baaaack: Al Qaeda in Iraq Claims Suicide Attack
The last gasps of a nearly defunct organization desperate for attention or a reminder that Iraq is still in play? Today the "Islamic State of Iraq", the front group for al Qaeda in Iraq, claimed in an internet statement that it was responsible for a suicide bomb attack against the police academy in Baghdad that killed 28 on Sunday.
It was the first time in two months that we've heard from the Islamic State of Losers. So, where have you sadistic and evil morons been for the past few months? Too busy with the padastry or has it really become that difficult to find a mentally challenged would-be shahid?
Letter to Claim Obama Associate Behind Domestic Terror Attack(Updated)
....Updates below fold....
For their part Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn claim that although they were both leaders of The Weather Underground, that they did not support the terror attack that killed Sergeant Brian V. McDonnell.
Here is some of the statement that Larry Grathwohl, an FBI informant in the Weather Underground, is slated to give at a news conference tomorrow
Bill Ayers had debriefed me regarding every aspect of the plans we had developed before telling me I was being reassigned to Madison. Bill’s two major requirements were that the bombs go off at the same time and that the greatest number of police officers would be killed or injured. Both bombs were to contain fence staples or roofing nails to ensure this effect. Bill Ayers didn’t care if innocent people were also killed or injured. Bill had even gone so far as to tell us that the bomb at the 13th precinct should be placed on a window ledge. Both bombs were set four days later than originally planned but both also failed to detonate due to failures in the timing devices.
I wouldn’t see Bill Ayers again until February of 1970 in Buffalo when I returned from a day of obtaining death certificates for use in creating phony ID’s for fellow members of my new cell of Weatherman terrorists. As soon as we had all assembled, Bill began a criticism session of myself and my associates for having spent too much time preparing for actions (bombings) and not doing anything. He reminded us of the commitment all of us had made to the overthrow of the U.S. government at the National Council Meeting in Flint the previous December and how our inactivity was harming the Cubans, the Vietnamese and the Chinese. Bill went on to describe how Bernardine Dorhn, a Weather Underground central committee member and considered the leader of the Weather Underground, had to plan and commit the bombing of the Park Station in San Francisco. This bomb contained fence staples and was placed on a window ledge during a shift change ensuring the presence of the greatest number of police officers and the greatest possibility of death and injury. Several Police Officers were injured and one, Sergeant McDonnell, was killed by fence staples used in the bomb. He was in the hospital for two days before he succumbed to his injuries.
Is this new information? I don't know. Over at NRO they are calling it "breaking news".
If the letter pans out, does this put a different spin on the former terrorist who Obama once famously described as "a guy from the neighborhood"?
I've never thought that the relationship with Ayers and Dorhn said much about any hidden agenda by Obama. Instead, it seems to me that his comfort with radicals and terrorists only shows how idiotic liberal tolerance is.
Tolerance is a crime when applied to evil.
I've hung out with some pretty unsavory characters in my lifetime, but never this unsavory. Certainly not socially or intentionally. I have, I hope, better judgment than that.
And remember, Obama reminded us over and over during the campaign that he had better judgment.
Thanks to Larwyn.
UPDATE: Howie tells me this guy's testimony has been floating around for awhile. So, not sure what, if anything is new here.
Also, if the media ignored the claims during the election, what chance that The One will be scrutinized because of yet another press conference?
Update by Stablehand: S.F. police union accuses Ayers & Dorn in 1970 bombings.
Apparently the reason this is being brought up again is due to Ayers speaking engagements
The union wanted to "bring this case to attention, especially because Bill Ayers has been on a speaking tour. His actions have elicited this type of response."Also the fact now Attorney General Eric Holder pardoned members of the Weatherground.
Kincaid said he was not going after Ayers to hurt Obama, but added, "We are concerned that we now have an attorney general who was involved in Clinton administration pardons of members of the Weather Underground."
The Obama Smear Machine Goes After Aaron Klein
Media Matters, ardent supporters of President Obama, seem to be behind an organized slime campaign against WND's Jerusalem Bureau Chief, Aaron Klein. Earlier today Aaron sent me a letter explaining what was going on. I've reprinted it below.
Let me make the disclaimer that I've become increasingly uncomfortable with WND over their dedication to the Obama birther nonsense and "questions" about eligibility which they actively promote. Shame on the editors of WND for promoting the conspiracy theory which puts them, in my mind, in the same boat as 9/11 Truthers.
Having said that, my familiarity with Aaron's work is pretty much limited to his published work about Palestinian terrorists. On this front, Aaron has done a bang up job exposing not only the real agendas of terrorists but also the complicity of Western nations in the funding of groups like Hamas. More recently he was instrumental in documenting Hamas support of Obama during the election and illegal funding of Obama from Gaza sources.
The issue at hand is about an investigation Aaron was doing over what appeared to be an organized effort by the Left of scrubbing Wikipedia of any mention of Obama's ties to left wing radicals. Those ties are well documented.
I should mention, however, that whoever is scrubbing Wikipedia of birther "questions" is doing a great job. Some accusations and "questions" are just so idiotic that they don't deserve public discussion except, perhaps, on their own Wikipedia page.
The difference? One is based on a factual relationship (Ayers, Wright), the other is based entirely on fiction (super-secret overseas birth) or convoluted legal theory (dual citizenship or very old statutes trumping the clear intent of the XIV Amendment -- see, for instance, Jose Padilla case for example of a person raised overseas, but by accidental virtue of birth is "natural born citizen") that has most lawyers --- schooled in the art of sophistry based on convoluted legal theories --- scratching their heads.
I'll let Aaron explain the rest:
The episode started two days ago, when I reported Obama's Wikipedia page was being scrubbed of criticism.
The article was picked up by Fox News, the London Telepgraph and was linked on Drudge.
My article noted that WND monitored Obama's Wikipedia page for one month and observed as criticism on all kinds of issues (Ayers, Wright, etc) was scrubbed. NOTE: This can easily be confirmed independently by simply going through the tens of thousands of attempted edits to Obama's Wikipedia page and seeing how a large number of critical edits are erased, including edits seemingly backed up with third-party media references.
Further, WND published a follow-up the next day noting many users were still being blocked from attempting to add key issues to Obama's Wikipedia page and other pages, quoting some users.Klein also has sent a retraction demand to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Indeed, WND has been flooded the past two days with e-mails from readers with their own "Wikipedia stories" of how they were barred from entering what they claim is legitimate, backed-up criticism on Obama's Wikipedia page.
My article also referenced one user who attempted to add backed-up material to Obama's Wiki page on Wright, Ayers, and even eligibility issues. That user's edits were erased within 2 minutes and he was barred from editing again on Wikipedia for 3 days.
After I received a query about that one user, asking whether it was me, I updated the article to reflect that indeed it was my researcher. I wanted to personally oversee whether indeed criticism of Obama was being deleted. I was investigating scores of claims e-mailed to me that Obama's Wikipedia page was being scrubbed of criticism.
For your information, often investigative journalists engage in exactly this kind of testing – like seeing if they can bypass mandatory disclosures while donating to a candidate (several newspapers did this prior to the November election), or if they can register a dog to vote in Illinois. Thus, even if I had personally edited Obama's page as a test to investigate allegations of scrubbing, this is entirely legitimate journalistic practice.
Next, a fulltime anti-WND blogger named Terry Krepel, who also works for George Soros-backed Media Matters, put his spin on my scoop suggesting that I was the Wikipedian.
A few pro-Obama blogs yesterday (eg. Gawker, WI) seized on my one edit to falsely claim that I "manufactured controversy."
Their entire spin is based around my one test edit and somehow suggests that my article was manufactured due to my one edit being rejected at Wikipedia. In other words, they are claiming that I tried once to add something to Obama's Wiki entry, was blocked and then based my entire article of "scrubbing" on that one blocked edit. As if my edit wasn't investigating pre-existing claims of scrubbing; as if I didn't document how I observed Obama's Wikipedia page for one month and watched all sorts of things scrubbed. As if one cannot verify all of this by simply browsing the history of Obama's page to see how literally TENS of thousands of edits were scrubbed of controversy and how until I wrote on the issue, Ayers and Wright weren't even mentioned on Obama's page.
I also want to point out that after I wrote the story, I received the largest volume of emails ever sent to me for a single story. The e-mails mostly told of personal tales of having edits scrubbed from Obama's page. In other words, nothing was manufactured
Next, the Sydney Morning Herald joined the fray - with a totally false story.
I am now getting calls from some other (pro-Obama) reporters, all asking about this non-story; all because I dared to write something negative about Obama. Already, I am not exactly a hero to pro-Obama reporters. I first broke the story at WND about Ayers' and Rashid Khalidi's ties to Obama.
Also it was in an interview with me (and radio host John Batchelor) that Hamas infamously "endorsed" Obama, with Hamas' comments to me becoming a top theme in the presidential debate. So I dont think pro-Obama reporters mind smearing me.
UPDATE: Terry Krepel chimes in and says: a) that he's not a fulltime anti-WND blogger -- inaccurate on Klein's part, but I didn't think he meant it literally; b) that Media Matters is not funded by Soros. I've retracted the part about Media Matters although I was under the impression that it was started with seed money from Soros? Sorry if I've been wrong about that. The larger point about Media Matters is that while it claims to be non-partisan it is just as non-partisan as, say, AIM -- meaning it has an overt ideological orientation.
Also, I have several irate conservatives (I'll withhold names) telling me that there is very good evidence that Klein's "researcher" was in fact Klein himself. I have no way to verify this, but the evidence presented to me seems fairly compelling.
I don't know, though, it seems like we are missing the forest for the trees here. Isn't the bigger issue here that Klein brings up that the Wiki is being scrubbed of anything that might put The One in a negative light? And there are thousands -- literally thousands -- of such changes?
A Gift For The Filthy Traitor Inshallahshaheed
AKA Samir Z Khan, AKA Abu Risaas, AKA Abu Jabbal, AKA Abu H****n AKA Mommy's little headache.....Since mommy is tired and works hard cleaning up after you, we thought we'd try and help out. A nice gesture might be to help out around the house. Maybe cook dinner now and then. That way you can show how much you care that mommy takes the time to wash your underpants. And what could be better than this awesome Porkgasm?!!?
Bacon strips, bacon sausage, ham sausage, ham slices, smoked pork sausage and roasted pork belly surrounded by ground sausage shaped into a pig, wrapped in bacon and roasted. Garnished with chili ears and tail.
Hmmmm, mmmmmm!!!! Hope Mrs. Khan enjoys it.
P.S. Oh and your blog is down.....again....and your video on youtube....Just letting you know, cause we like to be all kind and helpful and stuff.
The Trouble With Our Liberal Friends...
... is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.
Hat Tip: Ronald.
Supreme court of Netherlands rules insulting islam is not equal to insulting muslims
In a victory for freedom of speech the Dutch Supreme Court ruled in favor of a man who stuck a poster in his window with the text: 'Stop the tumour that is called Islam'. The court ruled the man did not insult muslims by insulting the religion of islam. More at ROA
In light of this ruling I invite everyone, especially those from the Nehterlands, to insult islam in the comments.
Let me get the ball rolling....islam was a fantasy created to justify muhammed's perverted desires.
British Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary Spins Yesterday's Protest In Luton
Indictments Forthcoming for Somali-Americans Suspected of Helping Shabaab Terrorists?
Fox News reports that at least one Somali-American who was attending the University of Minnesota student missing since last year is being probed by a federal grand jury. Three others are being probed and may face charges of materially aiding a terrorist organization.
The way the story reads, it sounds like all four were students at UM:
A woman who identified herself as a 20-year-old student at the University of Minnesota said she testified before the grand jury [yesterday] morning, after receiving a subpoena on Friday. A copy of the subpoena obtained by Fox News says, "You are hereby commanded to appear and testify before the Grand Jury of the United States District Court." The subpoena told her to appear at 9 a.m. local time.It's also not clear whether the probe stops at the students, or whether or not they are looking for whoever is behind their recruitment into Somalia's al Qaeda affiliate.
She said FBI agents previously told her that she has "some important information" related to an ongoing FBI investigation. The woman told Fox News she knew four of the Minneapolis-area men who went missing late last year, but she said they were only "acquaintances" whom she knew from growing up in the area.
The woman said that during her four-hour testimony today she was asked about the missing men, who they hung out with before they left, and why they may have left. She said the FBI informed her that she was not a target of the investigation and did not face any charges.
Keep an eye on this one and don't hesitate to e-mail with tips.
Dear Samir Khan, We're Still Shaking in Our Boots
We're scared. Real scared. [/sarcasm]
Q: What's a mujahideen like you still doing living in mommy's basement? Shouldn't you be off fighting the infidels or something?
Unrelated exit question: Kel Tec PF 9. Yeah or neah?
House Speaker Pelosi treats Air Force like her private airline
"It is my understanding there are no G5s available for the House during the Memorial Day recess. This is totally unacceptable...The speaker will want to know where the planes are..."
when told a certain type of aircraft would not be available, King writes, "This is not good news, and we will have some very disappointed folks, as well as a very upset [s]peaker."
One DOD official complained about the "hidden costs" associated with the speaker's last minute changes and cancellations. "We have...folks prepping the jets and crews driving in (not a short drive for some), cooking meals and preflighting the jets etc."
Go to Judicial Watch for more eyebrow raising quotes.
March 10, 2009
Video: George Galloway Giving Hamas Monies & Vehicles
Video update on British PM George Galloway Gives Cash to Hamas
Marines See Success Implanting Patriot Microchips In Terrorists
I can agree with this:
THE PATRIOT MICRO CHIP is intended to be implanted in terrorists. The implant is specifically designed to be installed in the forehead.Continued at above link....
Good News!! Taliban's New Top Operational Officer Was At GITMO
Abdullah Ghulam Rasoul aka Mullah Abdullah Zakir was part of 13 prisoners released in 2007 to Afghanistan.
Odds are against GITMO prisoners giving up their jihad, it's in their blood.
MSNBC Poll: Give Obama A Grade
I wonder how Obama's network, MSNBC, is going to spin this F grade:
I voted, will you?
Video of muslim protesters at the Royal Anglian Luton Parade
Via Theo Spark
UPDATE by Rusty: It's kind of hard to see what the Muslim protesters are doing. For context, this is an update of "Muslim Protesters Mar Brititsh Soldiers Homecoming Parade":
Around 20 men in Islamic dress yelled 'terrorists' and held placards denouncing the soldiers as 'butchers of Basra' and 'baby killers' as they marched through Luton in Bedfordshire.You think the police who are protecting the terror sympathizers aren't a bit conflicted?
Other signs described the 200 men and women from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment as 'Criminals, Murderers Terrorists'.
Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair announced today that Ambassador Charles W. Freeman Jr. has requested that his selection to be Chairman of the National Intelligence Council not proceed. Director Blair accepted Ambassador Freeman's decision with regret.Hooray!
What 9/11 showed is that if we bomb people, they bomb back.Yet he was Obama's pick -- a guy with zero intel experience -- to head the National Intelligence Council.
Because The One has judgement!
No longer. The Messiah has come to his senses and Freeman has "withdrawn" his name from consideration after Republican Senators raised objections.
Every one give Martin Kramer and the rest of the right-side of the blogosphere a big round of applause for keeping this one in the public eye!
Good News: Al Qaeda about to get its first state! [UPDATED]
An image from Shabaab's website shows bin Laden
****Bumped because it needs attention
*note: I changed the title of the post to reflect what I think is the grave danger of the situation. Updates at end of post.
They already pledged allegiance to Osama bin Laden, so I'm not sure how the relationship isn't already official. But, let's just call the relationship up to now unofficial.
And it's a two way street: the last video from Ayman al-Zawahiri focused almost exclusively on support for the Shabaab fighters.
Forget all the news about the 'Somalian government'. The only government in Somalia is the Shabaab. The UN backed government controls precisely zero territory.
If they do go ahead and formalize the already preexisting relationship, this would mean that large swaths of Somalia would now be in al Qaeda's hands.
How will The One handle what is quickly turning into a nightmare scenario in The Horn of Africa? If he follows the State Department's lead, he will treat Somalia much like we treated Afghanistan under the Taliban - diplomatic pressure followed by the occasional limited cruise missile strike.
But this is worse than that since the Taliban were only harboring al Qaeda. Somalia under Shabaab would be more like al Qaeda ruling Afghanistan.
Is there any hope of something more aggressive than that? Something more forceful than our pre-9/11 stance but something short of full on Bush style invasion?
We've already tried the proxy war strategy -- EPIC FAIL. After the Ethiopians declared victory and scooted home, what did they leave in their wake? They ousted the Islamic Courts Union (ICU)-- something akin to the Taliban -- only to find the Shabaab -- an al Qaeda affiliate -- in power. Now the US seems to be backing the new ICU led "government" who only yesterday openly declared Islamic Law (a moot point since they are in exile and Shabaab has already established sharia).
But it gets worse as it seems that the Shabaab fighters have followed the Ethiopian troops home threatening all out civil war.
Al Qaeda declared an "Islamic State of Iraq" led by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a dream they were never able to fulfill thanks to the Patraeus surge. But in Somalia, they appear to be on the verge of establishing The Islamic State of Somalia.
Allowing this to happen spells catastrophe of epic proportions. When the next 9/11 hits, and it comes from Somalia, don't say I didn't yell, scream, and warn you over and over and over and over again.
Yet, for all my fears about what this means, I still don't have a good plan for dealing with it. Suggestions?
A top military intelligence official says the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab is poised to formally merge with al-Qaida, expanding the terrorist franchise in East Africa.Whether or not the merger is official or no, the al-Shabaab share all of the same goals, methods, and loyalties as al Qaeda. They are threatening the stability of the entire Horn of Africa and farther -- including Kenya. And it will not be long until they threaten us.
Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Michael Maples told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the propaganda released by both groups recently highlights their ideological similarities, suggesting a merger is forthcoming.
UPDATE: The Senate's Homeland Security Committee will have a hearing tomorrow about Shabaab's recruitment in the United States of fighters. This is how this is going to come back to haunt us.
UPDATE: Russ Feingold, clueless tool:
"Achieving stability and restoring the rule of law in Somalia will not be easy or quick - 18 years of dysfunction have proven that," Feingold said. "But I am optimistic, as a result of both new political dynamics in Somalia and new leadership in the White House, that we have a unique opportunity to take critical steps in that direction."Wow, the man is an idiot.By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:34 PM | |
Today's Birthday Wish: Osama bin Laden
Osama bin Laden turns 52 today. Feel free to leave birthday wishes in comments.
Personally, I think yesterday's birthday wishes for Muhammad were cathartic, don't you?
Thanks to HA's links.
UPDATE: Not into The Smiths (understandable). Irish Spy has his own birthday wish.
Violent Intruders Attack Brooklyn Synagogues
Just your usual anti-Semitic Middle Eastener
(IsraelNN.com) For the second time in less than a week, a packed Brooklyn, New York, synagogue has been the target of threats of violence by intruders.Our friend Joseph Cohen aka Jousef al-Khattab gets a mention in the article:
On Monday, according to Yeshiva World News, an Arab man in his mid-30s entered Boro Park's 'Sephardish Shul' and began making proclamations of jihad. Members of a Jewish volunteer security organization, the Shomrim, apprehended the threatening individual. They held him until police officers arrived at the scene, arresting the suspect. Detectives spoke with the "Middle Eastern man" at a station house near the synagogue.
The recent attacks come just over a month after Chabad-Lubavitch World Headquarters at 770 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn was targeted in a series of English-language jihadist videos posted on the Internet. The videos and accompanying texts singled out "770," but also intimated that all Orthodox Jewish organizations were equally worthy of attack by Muslims.Previous on Joey - NYC Muslim Claims Praise of Dead Jews, Sounds of Gunshots Mixed With Pics of NY Chabad Headquarters Not Threat Against Chabad
The threatening material included images of the 770 synagogue and study house, pictures of the police van out front, and indications of which parts of the building are crowded at what times.
The source of the thinly-veiled threats, a group called Revolution Muslim, is domestic to the United States.
US Intell Chief: Iran will not abandon nuclear program through diplomacy
US Intel Chielf knows diplomacy won't stop Iran from making nukes but insists on diplomacy to stop Iran. Jerusalem Post
US intelligence chief Dennis Blair warned Tuesday it would be "difficult" to convince Iran to give up its suspected quest for nuclear weapons through diplomatic means, Agence France Presse reported.Huh? If it is difficult to know what combination of incentives and threats can stop Iran's nuclear program than how do you know they will work? This reminds me of the South Park underwear gnomes, "Step 1: collect underwear, Step 3: make profit. What's step 2? We don't know yet"
Teheran might acquiesce to keep its nuclear ambitions in check if it is presented with a blend of "credible" incentives and "threats of intensified international scrutiny and pressures," but "it is difficult to specify what such a combination might be," Blair told lawmakers.
"We assess convincing the Iranian leadership to forgo the eventual development of nuclear weapons will be difficult, given the linkage many within the leadership see between nuclear weapons and Iran's key national security and foreign policy objectives, and given Iran's considerable effort from at least the late 1980s to 2003 to develop such weapons," he warned.You will not convince Iran to stop making nukes no matter who is the sitting president of Iran. The Mullahs have always wanted nukes in order to usher in the islamic judgement day.
Muslim Protesters Mar Brititsh Soldiers Homecoming Parade
A homecoming march by British troops returning from Iraq was today marred by ugly scenes as Muslim anti-war protesters hurled abuse at the parading soldiers.Too bad the police didn't let the locals teach these asshats a lesson. Unfortunately the arrests made didn't included these protesters.
Around 20 men in Islamic dress yelled 'terrorists' and held placards denouncing the soldiers as 'butchers of Basra' and 'baby killers' as they marched through Luton in Bedfordshire.
Other signs described the 200 men and women from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment as 'Criminals, Murderers Terrorists'.
The atmosphere further deteriorated when locals waving St George's flags turned on the protesting group chanting 'Scum' and 'No surrender to the Taliban' .
A little tidbit about Lutin:
A Government report warned in November that Luton was one of the main centres of Islamic extremist activity in Britain, alongside London and Birmingham. The document described the kinds of people caught up in extremist activity in the UK.Too bad some in UK government have become dhimmi's, which allows this extremism to spread. Can't have Geert Wilders messing up their rapport with the Muslim population.
It said: 'The majority of extremists are British nationals of south Asian, mainly Pakistani, origin but there are also extremists from north and east Africa, Iraq and the Middle East, and a number of converts. 'The overwhelming majority of extremists are male, typically in the 18-30 age range.
'The main extremist concentrations are in London, Birmingham, with significant extremist networks in the South East, notably Luton
Fart Interrupts City Council Meeting
Now for something completely different:
British PM George Galloway Hands Cash To Hamas
Anti-Semitic Gallaway must consider this humanitarian aid
Why Jihadtube Matters
It matters because, unlike jihadi forums, which are largely populated the "made-up-minds", YouTube provides al-Qaida and it's supporters with real-time access to literally millions of young people who they can at least try to convert and radicalise.
Yes, I said radicalise.
Close your eyes and think of England when you say that word - even though this study comes from the Republic of Ireland, Dublin City University to be precise.
Hat tip: SoFIR.
Video: Islam Is Coming To USA
Crazy arsed vid by YouTube user bradleyc79
Markedmanner has more: Chicago TV Muslim Leader Says America Will Become A Muslim Country
Hope/Change!! Viva Fidel Castro, Down With Colombia
Apparently in the Omnibus bill contains a buried provision to ease U.S. economic sanctions on Cuba. What kind a message does this send to Colombia, who soldiers risked their lives to rescue American hostages held by terrorists.
Colombia has been promised free trade but it has never came to fruition. Obama voted against this when he was a Senator. Apparently he still feels this way, Cuba=good, Colombia=bad.
Gateway Pundit has the lowdown on this disgusting development.
Son Of Obama Intel Pick Wants To "Punch" Critics In The Face
It's the evil Juice fault.
[Chas]Freeman's son, also named Charles, penned a piece for the Washington Note website claiming a pro-Israel "cabal" was out to get his father. The younger Freeman is a China scholar who previously served as assistant U.S. trade representative for China affairs.Chas Freeman is the worst choice ever by Obama. Obama's picks have gone from tax cheats to those who would harm our National Security.
"A cabal of ideological hardliners has orchestrated a remarkable, self-referential smear campaign against my Dad's appointment, dragging Congress and the political process into this non-political sphere. They are wrong to do it, and not just because my Dad is involved," wrote Freeman Jr.
"[My father's detractors] are low-lives. And if you're among them and by chance read this: I still want to punch you in the face. You'd deserve it, you schmucks," he wrote.
The younger Freeman claimed opposition to his father's appointment stems from "a small cabal of folks that believe first and foremost in the importance of allegiance to Israel as a core U.S. priority."
But the primary concern of some congressional critics is not Freeman's views on Israel. Rather, at issue is his documented ties to foreign governments, including service on the advisory board of a Chinese-government-owned oil company widely seen as conducting business deals meant to expand the communist nation's influence worldwide.
One of its recent attempts to purchase a large U.S. oil firm drew bipartisan congressional opposition amid fears the deal would harm American national security interests.
In regards to Israel, junior thinks there's nothing wrong with his fathers support for Hamas:
Blogs and Israeli news media websites have been highlighting recent comments Freeman made that are perceived as heavily critical of Israel.Knowing how Hamas has distorted what happened during IDF's Operation Cast Lead, junior appears to be using the same tactic. What a schmuck he is.
He told the Washington Institute of Foreign Affairs in 2007 that Israeli policy is generating anti-American sentiment while the Jewish state "no longer even pretends to seek peace with the Palestinians; it strives instead to pacify them."
"American identification with Israeli policy has also become total. Those in the region and beyond it who detest Israeli behavior, which is to say almost everyone, now naturally extend their loathing to Americans," he claimed.
Freeman lauded Hamas as "is the only democratically-elected government in the Arab world and claimed the terrorist group "is showing that if we offer it nothing but unreasoning hostility and condemnation, it will only stiffen its position and seek allies among our enemies. In both cases, we forfeit our influence for no gain."
Update: Sammy Benoit in comments:
When I wrote about it on Saturday Night I got a response from the Jr Freeman that was just as bad as his first rant.Check it out.
That's no moon. It's a space station!
Thanks to Awesome-O.
Stuff to Read, Important and Otherwise
I got so many links I meant to get to last night and this morning, how about the traditional link dump?]
Khalid Shiekh Mohammad and other Gitmo detainees proud of mass murder on 9/11.
33 dead in Iraq, Sunni tribal chiefs targeted by ROP. As I keep reminding people, the vast majority terror victims are Muslims.
Confederate Yankee had video of an exploding whale. A metaphor for Obamanomics?
RWN blogger poll on Obamanomics and miscellaneous. Who was the one conservative who said the stimulus bill was a good idea? For full disclosure's sake, I participated and was one of the two who said they preferred Ron Paul in 2012. Yeah, I know I gave Paul a lot of grief during the campaign and I'm not on board a lot of his crazy ideas (gold standard!?!), but I figure what the hell with the One leading us down the path towards European corporatism -- perhaps Ron Paul is the one foreseen to bring balance back to the force?
Another attack at a New York synagogue. No word yet if the attack was inspired by Youssef al-Khattab.
What's in a filename? Whitehouse labels photos of Obama "hero". Even watching the Superbowl is heroic when The One does it. Real subtle there WH staffers. Real subtle.
I think this is the seventh sign of the Apocalypse: UK bans Geert Wilders for criticizing a religion but then allows the spokesperson for a known terrorist organization in.
Noted friend of Palestine gets stoned by Palestinians who, unlike douche, are able to distinguish between "Palestinians" and "Hamas".
File under "we told you so": CNN reporter running as communist party candidate in El Salvador -- claims he's the Barack Obama of Central America.
Out: admitting European politicians into Britain. In: admitting terrorist spokesperson into Britain
"This is the deepest hypocrisy, in fact, it is worse than hypocrisy on behalf of the British government.
"The government clearly do not have a grip on this. Britain is still a place where terrorists and terrorist supporters can come to incite and recruit."
Apparently a terrorist spokesperson for Hizbollah will not threaten social harmony. Where's Lord Ahmed and his 10,000 strong muslim gang to protest this misunderstander of islam? Telegraph
The think-tank said the Home Office would be "beyond hypocrisy" if it allowed Dr Ibrahim Moussawi into Britain just weeks after barring Geert Wilders, the Dutch politician, because of his alleged anti-Muslim views.
Dr Moussawi is a spokesman for the Lebanese-based militant group Hizbollah, the military arm of which is banned in Britain as a terrorist organisation.
He has allegedly called Jews "a lesion on the forehead of history" and said of Israel: "Pain is the only language that the enemy understands."
Douglas Murray, director of the CSC, has written to Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, warning her that he will instruct lawyers to seek an arrest warrant for Dr Moussawi if he is allowed into the country.
Video: David Kirkham at the Salt Lake Tea Party
David Kirkham sends this along. It's worth the watch.
David describes it like this:
Speech by David Kirkham on 6 March 2009 at the Utah State Capitol. When David Kirkham heard Rick Santelli say he was going to throw a "Tea Party" because of all the bailout boondoggles, and pork "Tea Parties" started springing up all over the country. He waited for days and when one didn't show up in Utah, he couldn't take it any longer and threw one himself. This is the speech he gave at the rally. David Kirkham and his brother Thomas Kirkham have a unique perspective on the path America has taken towards Socialism. They started a car manufacturing company in an old MiG fighter factory in Poland and have seen the end of the road of Socialism. David Kirkham warns America--as a canary in a mine of the dangers of Socialism.Here's the text of the speech:
David works at www.kirkhammotorsports.com
Thank you all for coming: My name is David Kirkham. I thank you for the time I have to talk to you.
America is the Land of Opportunity. But today, America is in a hole. Small businesses that were thriving last year, today are struggling for air. We all know people who have lost their jobs. Some assert we can tax and spend or even print our way out of this hole with Wall Street Bailouts and Shovel-Ready projects. Yet our own common sense tells us, “When you find yourself trapped in a hole--stop digging.”
Congress just passed the largest deficit-spending package and governmental expansion in history. This ill-conceived plan will seal a “Cap” on the very hole we are trying to claw out of and “Trade” our freedoms for the sterile promise--government will pay our defaulted mortgages and fill our empty gas tanks. We chasten the frugal and reward the reckless behavior of those who are deemed by their lobbyists as "too big to fail." Is it any wonder the very men who write and enforce our tax laws fail to pay their own, feigning ignorance of the onerous regulations--written by their own hand.
I wish all Americans could see the predictable consequences of callous governmental control--along with its cruel effects on every day workers and their families. Perhaps our story is not so distant from what we see today.
Fifteen years ago my brother Thomas and I went to the Provo airport to look at an old jet fighter from Poland. One glance at the jet and my brother Thomas turned to me and said, "Those guys could make aluminum-bodied Cobras."
The world was an exciting place then: the Berlin Wall had fallen; Russia was imploding; and her satellite countries were throwing off the chains of long, dark years of political and economic oppression. Captivated by this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, I packed my bags and left BYU and my dreams of medical school, behind. I landed in Poland with a toy model of a Cobra, a Polish-English dictionary, and a new dream.
There, I wandered through an enormous aircraft factory that produced 3 MiG's/day at the height of the Cold War. Times were tough and where once 60,000 men and women worked, only 24,000 remained. I walked past somber lathe and mill operators who stood behind silent machines in buildings, where the lights were turned off--because the Polish government could no longer afford to keep them on--even in their own defense industries.
Day after day on that first trip to Poland I saw the worry of an uncertain future etched on faces that were worn with far more years than they had passed on this earth. In time, my mother joined me on trips to Poland--only to be routinely mistaken as my wife--a wonderful compliment for her, yet a startling condemnation of the trials of life women in Poland endured.
We were at the factory in Poland the day over 20,000 of those 24,000 men and women lost their jobs. We watched as displaced workers wearily pedaled home through the cold--only to be greeted by anxious families and haunting memories of the specter of food rationing. The bailouts were bankrupt.
But the Polish people are resilient. They booted out Socialism and voted in a democracy that slashed taxes and offered land and buildings for sale. We bought buildings, we bought silent machinery, we bought land, and most importantly, we hired those anxious men and women. We provided jobs in a factory--where untold billions of government money had long been lavished on the rat-hole of squander.
These spending bills despoil us one feather at a time. Legislators deceive us by saying the only way out of this economic nightmare--of their own creation--is to impose a tsunami of stupefying government programs--each one with print so fine, those who sign it don't even bother to read it.
Politicians of both parties, like the Roman Senate of old, promise bread and circuses as they line their war chests with our children's money. Bush's bailout boondoggle and Obama's attempt to decorate the earth with dollar bills forebodes another haunting specter. Inflation lurks in this madness. We were in Poland when they chopped 4 zeros off of their currency to dispel the demons of inflation. One day the National credit card statement must arrive in each of our wallets. Sadly, that day has already fallen on far too many small businesses across our country.
We have seen people on both sides of the Atlantic loose their jobs in this economy. Yet, we have seen private investment and the entrepreneurial spirit pry open doors governments had long shielded from the sanitizing light of day. We have even seen a factory of war beaten into plowshares.
Some contend they must tax slices of pie from the rich to avenge slights of the poor. Yet, we have seen wealth destruction masquerade as wealth redistribution--with its 9000 bridges to bondage--slowly metastasize into trickle-down despair. We cheat our children's future--for a pot of porridge. If Congress spent more time baking pie--instead of stealing slices from others, perhaps hunger might even banish itself.
Will our children struggle with odious chains or will our children dream free? These bailouts and spending bills tax our children without representation. Personal responsibility has been humiliated in exchange for the pompous promises of government. How much longer will we borrow before we too are forced to turn out our own lights?
In times past, a canary was taken deep into coal mines. If the canary quit singing the men in the mine knew they had better get out before the deadly gases--which they could neither see nor smell--suffocated them. Everyone who came today is a canary in the mine...and we are running out of air.
Legislators, how many more canaries must die before your spending bills, polluted by the toxic brew of your arrogance and lard, must be cleaned up by the men and women of this country--and their children and grandchildren? Lower our taxes; quit spending our money; let us all bake more pie. Common sense tells us, when you find yourself trapped in a hole, stop digging. Mr. Obama, put down that shovel.
David V. Kirkham
Ireland: "Continuity" IRA Claims Murder Of Police Officer
Earlier, On Saturday, two British soldiers were murdered as they collected a pizza delivery outside Massereene barracks in Co Antrim. "Real" IRA claimed responsibility.
Apparently "Real" & "Continuity" IRA doesn't like British presence in Ireland. US and UK have designated both groups as terrorist organizations.
The Continuity IRA today claimed responsibility for shooting a police officer in the head last night, in a second outbreak of violence against security services in Northern Ireland.Interesting to note, Obama had invited ex-IRA chief Martin McGuinness for a lavish celebration on St Patrick's Day. This is comparable to inviting Bill Ayers to the White House to celebrate his "fugitive days".
The dissident group said in a coded message that the shooting in Craigavon was carried out by its north Armagh battalion. "As long as there is British involvement in Ireland, these attacks will continue," it said.
The latest victim was named as Constable Stephen Carroll, 48, a married man with a family from Banbridge in Co Down, who had more than 20 years' experience in the service.
The Brits are infuriated over this, and rightly so, after Obama's snub of PM Gordon Brown. This comment earlier from the State Dept. didn't help matters :
The real views of many in Obama administration were laid bare by a State Department official involved in planning the Brown visit, who reacted with fury when questioned by The Sunday Telegraph about why the event was so low-key.Thankfully, the planned visit has been put on hold. Not by Obama, instead by McGuiness.
The official dismissed any notion of the special relationship, saying: "There's nothing special about Britain. You're just the same as the other 190 countries in the world. You shouldn't expect special treatment."
Chinese Navy moons US surveillance ship
For several days the Chinese navy harrassed the US Impeccable, a surveillance ship. At one point a Chinese ship came within 25 feet of the Impeccable and the US Impeccable was forced to use it's water hose to defend itself. Then the Chinese sailors exposed their bare asses to the US Impeccable.
I hope whoever was operating that water canon had good aim.
March 09, 2009
Happy Birthday Mohammad!
Today is the Prophet Muhammad's birthday. Feel free to leave birthday wishes for Mo in the comments.
After a double dose of vicodin and an itch for trouble I'm probably headed to hell. So I'll drop your b-day wishes off when I see him.
In Box: Ready For The Fight
Obama calling on his community organizers for help in getting his budget passed.
RedactedSorry Mr Stewart, go f err talk to someone else.
Just over a week ago, President Obama submitted his first budget and made it clear he was ready for the fight to come.
The President isn't alone. We're ready for that fight too -- it's what you built this movement for.
Watch a video I recorded announcing our new initiative, the Organizing for America Pledge Project
Americans are ready for the bold new direction this plan offers. It's what they voted for in November, and it's needed now more than ever as we continue to face an unprecedented economic crisis.
But the special interests and old ways of Washington won't go away easily. In fact, they'll only fight back harder.
It's up to you to organize support for President Obama's plan throughout the country. It's the only way we'll get the change this country needs.
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Pakistan: Muslim "Radicals" Stone Christian Women & Children
Bastages killed one woman. Their crime? A Christian man filed a criminal complaint with the police after he was mugged by a group of Muslim youth.
ROP my arse.
Shabaab Whips Rapists, Rapist Laughs it Off
100 lashes each from al Qaeda's Somali affiliate for the four teens who "confessed" to raping an 18 year old girl. But look closely. Is that guy, smiling?
Here's a translation from one of the brothers:
Four Somali boys accused of raping a young girl of 18 years have been flogged in Mogadishu on Monday by al-Shabab Islamists.The guy shown above must be the one who was happy with the verdict.
The flogging took place in Maslah Compound in the north of the city where a lot of people went to watch the boys being flogged.
Sheik Abdi Haqa, a judge of al-Shabab said every boy war sentenced to hit 100 lashes because of the raping. They did not deserve to execute because they did not become married before according to the sharia.
The boys were accused of raping the girl in Mogadishu and were sentenced to extradite from Banadir region to other regions.
Sheik Ali Mohamed Hussein one of al-Shabab leaders said the whipping was part of the implementing of Sharia in the country.
One of the teenagers said he was happy with the verdict.
So, is the judge saying that what appears to be a fairly minor lashing was imposed because the victim wasn't married or because the rapists weren't married?
In either case, isn't it rather barbaric to know that adultery will get you the death penalty, but not rape?
Image source: Shabelle.
Terror Investigator Kidnapped, Tortured in Argentina; Iranian Involvment Suspected
Fausta notes a little covered story about the kidnapping and torture of Claudio Lifschitz, who helped in the investigation of the attack on the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Argentine Israelite [i.e., Jewish] Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires. The bombing, carried out by Hezbollah at the behest of Iran killing 85, and wounded 300 others.
“A van passed me by and hooded men stepped out of it,” he recalled. “They forced me to climb into their vehicle, placed a garbage bag over my head and told me not to mess with SIDE (the Argentinean internal security service). They questioned me a number of times about tapes that tie Iran to the terror attack. They told me ‘you can relax, we won’t murder you. You’ll live until we decide otherwise’.”Read the rest. All evidence seems to point toward Iranian involvement.
After taking away his cell phone, the assailants released Lifschitz near the police academy building in the capital.
An eerie reminder that the long arms of the Mullahs reach all the way into South America.
Flashback: Allies Of Palestinians See A Friend In Barack Obama
During the presidential elections LA Times refused to release transcripts of a going away party for anti-Semite, ex-PLO member Rashid Khalidi. Then Senator Obama paid a special tribute to his friend Khalidi.
A special tribute came from Khalidi's friend and frequent dinner companion, the young state Sen. Barack Obama. Speaking to the crowd, Obama reminisced about meals prepared by Khalidi's wife, Mona, and conversations that had challenged his thinking.Fast forward to March 5, 2009.
MEI [Middle East Institute] is honored to host Rashid Khalidi , to discuss his new book, Sowing Crisis: The Cold War and American Hegemony in the Middle East.Hillary Clinton recently gave Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. a wrongly translated reset button. Besides the ineptness of those who translated "reset" wrong, the button was meant to symbolize US re-settng relations with Russia. Could this relate to what Obama learned from Khalidi? Maybe, maybe not, it is still very interesting to say the least.
In his new book, Rashid Khalidi dissects the crucial dynamics of power in the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union as it played out in the Middle East, compellingly arguing that the intense rivalry between the U.S. and the USSR in the region set the stage for the tragic conflicts that have followed in its long wake.
Understanding the powerful and lingering aftereffects of the Cold War requires going back in time and reassessing that conflict. The perceived Soviet threat was the pretext for the establishment of U.S. military bases and for the development of a vastly enhanced American international intelligence network, for example.
The strategies the United States adopted in the Cold War have, in fact, led directly to its prevailing policies and to the “hot” wars it is waging in the Middle East today. Khalidi argues that, without a critical analysis of the legacy of the Cold War in the current political climate of the Middle East, the cycle will continue onward, without hope of a lasting peace.
Another possible Khalidi thought process in Obama's head - Anti- Semite and America bashing Chas Freeman nominated by Obama to head National Intelligence Council.
Again, maybe, maybe not.
How Democrat Ward Alderman, Ricardo Munoz Treats "The Little Guy"
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin.
Will the owner of a white ford pickup with North Carolina plates please fess up?
Thanks to oh_dude.
Obama Administration Official, "There's nothing special about Britain"
Via Ace of Spades HQ. The second of Ace's three points....
2) They don't know what the fuck they're doing.Amen Brotha!
Religion Of Beat the Old Widow
What were they afraid she might bake her nephew cookies or something? Nope, she and the men are to be beaten for giving the old woman bread. They probably picked up mercy for their poor old widowed aunt from those filthy Cross Worshippers or something.
Via Yahoo News:CAIRO – A 75-year-old widow in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 40 lashes and four months in jail for mingling with two young men who are not close relatives, drawing new criticism for the kingdom's ultraconservative religious police and judiciary.Now take your lashes and bow to the giant cube, that way.
Heartache: Financial Crisis Hits al Qaeda Hardest
Sure your 401k is worth half of what it was last year, but look on the bright side: Ayman al-Zawahiri will work for food:
Al-Qaeda leaders, unlike their Taliban hosts who are heavily involved in the lucrative drug trade, do not currently have significant financial resources. (Their current financial state contrasts sharply with the situation before the September 11 attacks, when the annual al-Qaeda budget was between $20 and 30 million a year, of which several million went to the Taliban.) The financial crisis is most likely affecting the amount of donations al-Qaeda receives, as donor resources fall and requests from other supplicants increase.As Matt Leavit notes today over at the CT Blog, our CT measures on al Qaeda financing seem to be having a major impact (I don't think we can say the same thing about Hizbollah and Hamas).
Because of its tenuous financial state, al-Qaeda often asks for money. Mustafa Abu al-Yazid, also known as Shaikh Said, whom the 9/11 Commission Report identified as al-Qaeda's chief financier, and who is now considered the head of al-Qaeda operations in Afghanistan, often makes direct appeals for donations. For example, in an interview in mid-2008, he stated that al-Qaeda had many potential suicide bombers but lacked the resources to equip them. Abu Yahya al-Libi, considered the principal religious authority in al-Qaeda, also often appeals for money in his statements, arguing that donating is a perfectly adequate and acceptable alternative to fighting.
Financial problems take a serious toll on al-Qaeda's ability to run its organization effectively. Even the group's leadership in the Afghan-Pakistani border area must pay for food, living quarters, accommodations for families of fallen comrades, and security, both in terms of hiring guards and in buying the silence of their neighbors. In addition, the leaders need money to recruit and train operatives and to mount operations.
But it seems that we're missing the obvious here. While we need to remain vigilant on the finance front, I doubt that our efforts have had much more payoff than the knowledge that far less money is flowing to al Qaeda from the West than it was pre-9/11. Further, it's doubtful that 'the base's' funds are invested heavily in Wall Street or any other stock market for that matter.
So, why has al Qaeda fallen on such hard financial times -- probably even worse than last year? I'd merit a guess that this might have something to do with it.
Go read the article, the real crux of which is that al Qaeda is taking credit for the financial crisis. That's right, this is Allah's punishment on you decadent Western capitalist kafirs!
Ward Churchill Trial Begins Today, Hillarity/Insanity Ensues
Ward Churchill is suing the University of Colorado for violating his "free speech rights" and the trial begins today. On cue, the drum circles show up en masse. Check out El Marco's photoessay by clicking image below.
Guess who showed up in solidarity with the man who compared the victims of 9/11 to "Little Eichmanns"?
William Ayers, the Chicago professor whose radical past made him a lightning rod in the 2008 presidential campaign, said fired Colorado professor Ward Churchill was the victim of a "witch hunt."
"There's no doubt in my mind he was persecuted because of his politics," Ayers said Thursday before appearing with Churchill at a student-sponsored forum on academic freedom on the University of Colorado's Boulder campus
Sammywatch: American Muslim Prays for Release of al Qaeda Terrorists
Samir Khan once again shows his loyalties. And he has the audacity in his last attack on me to claim I'm targeting him only for "destroying the image of the United States." No, Sammy, that's not it.
It's because you are an American citizen who, in a time of war, actively promotes the enemies of the United States and gives them aid and comfort. By definition, this makes you a traitor.
Samir Khan reacting to news about the upcoming trial in Syria of Shaker al- Abssi, the founder of al Qaeda's affiliate in Lebanon, Fatah al-Islam, and 28 other Salaafi terrorists:
May Allah make his affair easier, free him from the hands of the Taaghoot [those worshiped besides Allah] and allow him to roam Allah’s earth freely.PS--Did you have fun moving your data server this weekend?
Update by Howie:And again yesterday. Gee Sammy.....troubles?
Gay Drifting Jihadis
What do you get when you cross Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, and Osama bin Laden?
Drifting, which tends to attract poorer, more marginal men, has also been an unlikely nexus between homosexuality, crime and jihadism since it emerged 30 years ago. Homoerotic desire is a constant theme in Saudi songs and poems about drifting, and accomplished drifters are said to have their pick of the prettiest boys among the spectators. Drugs sometimes also play a role. But a number of drifters have also become Islamic militants, including Youssef al-Ayyeri, the founder of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, who fought in Afghanistan and was killed by security forces in Saudi Arabia in 2003.The Fast and the Furious was completely gay. The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift was even gayer. But The Fast and the Furious: Medina to Mecca Roadrace is slated to be the Brokeback Mountain of the series.
Thanks to Franz.
Misleading Info on the Drawdown
I'll call it misleading, but I'll allow you to draw your own inferences. Mudville Gazette on a Stryker Brigade moved from Iraq to Afghanistan held up as an example of the drawdown:
1. In September, 2008, the 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) - after months of preparation - is ordered to Iraq. (One of two SBCTs that were then scheduled to replace the two currently in Iraq)In other words, the example touted by the Obama Administration as evidence they were drawing down in Iraq and beefing up in Afghanistan just isn't so. Is this just more evidence of the sloppy way the present White House handles, well, everything -- not properly vetting the troops used for publicity? Or is there something more fundamentally fishy going on here?
2. In February, 2009, President Obama announces his Iraq drawdown/Afghanistan surge - the 5th SBCT will be diverted to Afghanistan instead of Iraq.
3. March, 2009, the DoD announces the 4th SBCT will deploy to Iraq this fall, several months ahead of the original schedule replacing the 5th SBCT in the rotation in order to maintain two Stryker Brigades in Iraq.
Obama To Tax Evil McHitleraburton Customers AKA YOU
Cap and trade is the tax that dare not speak its name, and Democrats are hoping in particular that no one notices who would pay for their climate ambitions. With President Obama depending on vast new carbon revenues in his budget and Congress promising a bill by May, perhaps Americans would like to know the deeply unequal ways that climate costs would be distributed across regions and income groups.And not the political pundits defending Obama keep talking about the soak the rich increases in capital gains and the upper bracket income tax increases. Mr. Gingrich had to keep reminding the liberal panelists on MTP yesterday about this. You should read all of Mr. Gingrich's points at MTP, but I've quoted the main points below the fold.
Politicians love cap and trade because they can claim to be taxing "polluters," not workers. Hardly. Once the government creates a scarce new commodity -- in this case the right to emit carbon -- and then mandates that businesses buy it, the costs would inevitably be passed on to all consumers in the form of higher prices. Stating the obvious, Peter Orszag -- now Mr. Obama's budget director -- told Congress last year that "Those price increases are essential to the success of a cap-and-trade program."
Hit hardest would be the "95% of working families" Mr. Obama keeps mentioning, usually omitting that his no-new-taxes pledge comes with the caveat "unless you use energy."
REP. GINGRICH: I want him to learn new policies. So I--but I think Mort's distinction between popularity and credibility is very important, because what he's doing is undermining his credibility while retaining his popularity.
But let me disagree, I guess, directly, about two things. This is not a moderate budget. This is a radical budget. This budget has a $1300 per family tax increase for energy, which means electricity, it means heating oil, it means gasoline. That will be massively unpopular. And then to try to do that in the middle of a recession--they haven't decided if their number one job is get economic growth, or their number one job is redistribute America. Second...
MR. GREGORY: To be fair, though, they're saying that a lot of that--the tax increases occur by 2011, where they're assuming some recovery.
REP. GINGRICH: No, no, no. But I'm, but I'm talking about the energy tax increase will make us permanently more expensive as an economy.
But the second point is if you're successful--I mean, you may not agree with this--the language of this administration, the tone of this administration has, in fact, helped freeze capital in a significant way.
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We will never stop till death you filthy Amreekan pig!Oh well.....
Muslim Community Rallies Behind Liar, Jawa Cited in MSM
Because you know, lying to the Kufr FBI is OK under Islam, especially if you think maybe they already knew the truth. And a Muslim should never side with the Kufr over a Muslim even if he's a terrorist....
Via Boston.com: To friends and family, he was a maturing leader in the Muslim community, a passionate writer who was departing for Saudi Arabia for a career as a pharmacist. But the arrest of Tariq Mehanna in November, as he was about to board a plane at Logan International Airport for his new life in the Middle East, has cast the 26-year-old in darker terms, as a liar supporting and associating with terrorists.Heh, Mehanna should have paid more attention to the Martha Stewart case. But you know the stupid Jihadi morons just can't STFU.
...Just as often as Mehanna's friends have defended him, others have referred to him as an "Al Qaeda blogger." His interpretations of Arabic passages - seen as poetic by some - have been taken by critics as a promotion of Islamic fundamentalism.
"You can bet that the FBI arrest on relatively minor charges was taken because there was a reasonable fear that Mehanna was leaving the country to join or further support the jihad himself," said a blogger known as Rusty Shackleford, on the popular Jawa Report website he runs that monitors terrorism investigations.
Citing the ongoing case, the FBI and federal prosecutors would not comment for this article, only referring to the federal indictment.
Hat Tip: Jane.
UPDATE by Rusty: Just a note that all evidence of terrorist activities cannot be presented in open court. The more I'm involved in online counter-jihad, the more I realize that what is often known about an individuals connections to terrorists are never made public. There still remains a large gap between information usable for intelligence and information usable in criminal prosecution.
Oh, and we're popular!
Rep. Charlie Rangel swears at Jason Mattera over scandal questions
New video on Michelle Malkin's Youtube acct this AM.
When Obama Talks to the Taliban
The imagined dialogue between Obama and the Taliban begins with the demands that all Westerners leave Afghanistan and Pakistan, that all Israelis be marched into the Mediterranean Sea and drowned, and that insults to Islam be made a capital crime worldwide. Then, there's this:
At a White House press briefing later, it's announced that talks with the Taliban are going smoothly. (more)[Taliban rep.] President Obama, thank you for setting up this meeting so that we could voice our demands. Frankly, we thought you knew. Now, we are prepared to hear your demands."Sitting cross-legged on a blanket in a tribal village square, President Obama looks around and mentions how the bright sunlight at the 8,ooo-foot level forces his eyes to water."I want to help the Taliban make the changes necessary to take full advantage of the richness of modern life. I offer you hope for the future."
March 08, 2009
Obama Playing Politics With Our Troops?
Obama announced troop draw down in Iraq while increasing troops in Afghanistan. Unbeknown to the public he is replacing them with another Striker Brigade. MSM as usual is mum.
Besides MSM helping the WH hiding this "under the radar,"news, those who are being redeployed to Afghanistan have had training in Arabic for 10 months. What is the language spoken in Afghanistan? Pashtun. an Indo-European language. It belongs to the Iranian sub-group of the Indo-Iranian branch.[Wiki]
In retrospect, Obama has redeployed troops to Afghanistan - from Iraq andreplaced those troops he deployed to Afghanistan with new troops to Iraq.I feel that 10 months of training in Arabic is lost but this is one time I am amazed that...shock...Obama is right.
Update: Gotcha, just wanted to see if you believed me.
About Those Earmarks, "Wait Until Next Year"
It's the evil Boosh/Cheney/Rove's/ fault.
According to White House budget director Peter Orszag Obama doesn't want to deal with the earmarks in this years budget because:
"He doesn't want to revisit the spending bill Congress put together before he was elected."Next year he will make good on his campaign promise:
"When he is fully involved in the budget from the start."Obama, you are the President now. Unlike when you were in the Senate, you can't vote present!
March 07, 2009
Hopey/Changey & Staff: We Didn't Mean To Snub Brits, We Are Overwhelmed
As Ace said - "That's what I want to hear from my president -- that he's "overwhelmed."
Hopey/Changey can't friggin vote Present anymore and it's showing.
Read it all, unless you have high blood pressure.
TWO Female Teachers and One Boy
The stories of female teachers and other educators having sex with students have become commonplace with probably more than 100 websites devoting time reporting and following the individual cases.
We've seen instances of female teachers having sex with not only one student but many. I recall one case where a female teacher mixed it up with five grade school boys and another one where the teacher did the school baseball team. Female teachers have even kidnapped students and fled to parts unknown including Mexico. Same-sex offenses are noticeable but the majority are heterosexual.
In any event, the latest twist in the soap opera world of teacher-student sex stories would be the adventures of a 13-year-old junior high school boy in Utah who was allegedly forced into sex by TWO of his female teachers, both 30-something. And, as astonishing as it seems, neither teacher was aware of the other.
One must wonder what taboo will next be violated. (more)
Noted Internet Islamotard Makes Scary Video That Has Us Hiding Under Our Beds
Samir Khan, you silly little goat humping pedophile worshiping homo, do your mommy and daddy, whose basement you still live in, know you're making scary videos like this? Bad Samir, momma's probably going to take your goat away for a week.
What a clown. While he's making stupid threatmantic (threatening AND romantic, because he really loves us) videos, we Jawas are stocking up on ammo.
Update: Oops, it sucks to be Samir.
UPDATE by Rusty: Man, I always miss out on all the fun! I didn't even get to see Samir and Musab double teaming that goat.
Update by Howie:
I sort of remember some email about some threat or something, but then I must have gotten distracted....
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Obama Distances Himself From Holders "Nation Of Cowards" Speech
What took him so damn long, this was a month ago. I don't buy it.
President Obama says he would not have used the same language that Eric Holder did last month when the attorney general declared that the United States is a nation of cowards on matters of race.As usually, making excuses. "Holder said it but it isn't what he meant".
"We've made enormous progress and we shouldn't lose sight of that," Obama told The New York Times in an interview posted on the newspaper's Web site Saturday.
The president said he understood Holder to be saying the country often is uncomfortable talking about race until there's a racial flare-up or conflict and that the nation probably could be more constructive in facing up to slavery and discrimination.
Sweden: Pro-Hamas Demonstrations Against Sweden/Israel Tennis Match
Israeli tennis player Andy Ram spoke of his shock Saturday after rock-throwing demonstrators tried to storm a Sweden-Israel tennis match in the Swedish city of Malmo.To make matters worse:
"They broke everything here and the images are distressing and disgusting," Ram said. "This was the first time I have come across such a demonstration and felt the hatred toward Israelis."
Dozens of anti-Israel protesters clashed with police Saturday in an attempt to storm the closed arena where the two teams were playing a Davis Cup tennis match.
Sweden's Left Party leader Lars Ohly told the crowd that the European Union and the rest of the world "should boycott the racist regime in Israel."Assmaggot.
Liveleak video. Note the idiot kicking the police van, surprised he didn't break his foot. Pathetic.
Update: Looking at the photo's on flicker you will see flags of RKU - "Revolutionar Kommunist Ungdom", apparently they organized this protest. Commie bastages.
Protest the Facebook Jihad
I was actually invited to join the group that was hacked some time ago. Like I've said over and over at my Facebook account, I don't join groups or causes -- don't take it personally, I just get way too many requests to sort through them all.
Since I was kind of at the forefront of the MySpace and then Facebook jihad, I feel kind of bad for letting this slip by. I think I got an email about the hacking. It was one of those things that got sent on a weekend when I was away and that I meant to link but it just got lost in the clutter. Sorry. Count me in on the protest.
Let me also say that as bad as MySpace and Facebook are at promoting jihad social networking, that they pale in comparison to Google's Orkutz network, which is kind of like the South Asian equivalent of Facebook.
Here's the joint statement put out by David Horowitz & Robert Spencer:
The David Horowitz Freedom Center is calling upon all supporters of freedom of speech and of Israel to join in its protest against Facebook, the Internet social networking site. Facebook has allowed a group of hackers who openly support the terrorist group Hizballah to take over and destroy what was once the largest pro-Israel site on Facebook. In a blunt act of internet censorship, Facebook added insult to injury by disabling the account of that site’s creator, 14-year-old Todd Snider.You know what to do.
Snider established the Facebook group called “I Wonder How Quickly I Can Find 1,000,000 People Who Support Israel,” in July 2008. By February 2009 it was Facebook’s largest pro-Israel site, with over 180,000 members.
But on February 15, 2009, Snider’s Facebook group was hacked and destroyed by a pro-Hizballah group calling itself “Lebanese Shee’a Hackers.” The hackers completely erased the original site content and replaced it with threatening, obscenity-laced pro-jihad, anti-Israel propaganda datelined Bint Jbeil, South Lebanon: “DEAR ADMINS, DON’T WASTE MY AND YOUR TIME , LEAVE THIS GROUP ITS BETTER FOR BOTH THIS IS THE LAST TIME ILL EDIT YOU INFO , NEXT TIME…”
Facebook allowed the hackers to destroy Snider’s site, answering his repeated entreaties for help with blandly evasive form letters.
And now, after the appearance on March 6 of an article about the incident in FrontPageMagazine.com (“Facebook Jihad” by Robert Spencer), Facebook has taken the additional step of disabling Snider’s account altogether, capitulating to the jihadi hackers and accusing Snider himself of “misusing” Facebook’s “features.”
Facebook’s outrageous action is not only an assault on free speech and internet freedom and a breach of its own social networking protocols, but also appeasement of a group of hackers who have invaded Facebook’s space and who openly avow their support for the jihad terrorist group Hizballah.
We therefore urge all Facebook members who oppose Islamist terror and internet censorship to contact the site administrators through the Facebook contact form, and all others to join us in protesting against Facebook’s outrageous behavior by writing to email@example.com.
Angelina Jolie Pitt Offers to Adopt Khalid Shiekh Mohammad
TNOYF has the solution to the Guantanamo conundrum: celebrity detainee adoptions!
Israel Apartheid Pro-Hamas Week
"Israel fights fire with fire over Apartheid Week".
Original IAW week poster for comparison below the fold.
Toronto: Israel Apartheid Juice Hate Fest Week March 1st thru 8th
IAW Coming To A City Near You
AK-47 Target Practice: Ooops
Note to cameraman, stand behind newbie when filming.
Code Pink Sponsors "Color Purple" Author's Trip To Gaza
Pulitzer-prize winning author Alice Walker, who wrote “The Color Purple,” is traveling to Gaza along with other female activists to highlight the devastation of the Israeli offensive on Gaza’s residents[...]I doubt Ms Walker will figure out the main characters responsible in the Gaza story:
Walker is part of a group of about 60 women going to Gaza to deliver aid and meet with NGOs and residents. The trip, organized by the U.S. anti-war group Code Pink, is intended to push both Israel and Egypt to open the borders into Gaza, said Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink who helped organize the trip.
Wiki In 1965, Walker met and later married Mel Leventhal, a Jewish civil rights lawyer. They were married on March 17, 1967 in New York City. Later that year the couple relocated to Jackson, Mississippi, becoming "the first legally married inter-racial couple in Mississippi."*Snippet from Black White and Jewish:
This brought them a steady stream of harassment and even murderous threats from the Ku Klux Klan. The couple had a daughter, Rebecca in 1969 - described in 2008 as "a living, breathing, mixed-race embodiment of the new America that they were trying to forge" - but divorced, amicably, in 1976. Walker would later become estranged from her daughter, who felt more of "a political symbol... than a cherished daughter," and would later publish a memoir entitled *Black White and Jewish, chronicling the effects of her parents' relationship on her childhood.
Whether she's commenting on a white ballet teacher who doubts she'll ever be good because her black butt's too big, Jewish relatives who treat her like an alien, or a boyfriend who feels she's not black enough
Obama Vows End To Irresponsible Budgets
In Obama's radio address today he vowed irresponsible budgets will be a thing of the past. He made sure to mention he inherited a 1.3 trillion budget deficit. Remarking evil Boosh, Cheney, Rove, Repubs hid cost of programs in their budget.
I would like to ask hopey/changey:
1. Do you assert 9,000 earmarks in the Omnibus is responsible budgeting?
2. Does the fact the earmarks aren't hidden make it different from prior administrations?
St. Baldrick's Day for Children
That's why I'm bald, too. Yeah, that's it. It's for the children.......
Nirther FAIL: Judge Spanks "Obama is Not a Citizen" Conspiracy Theorists ... Hard
Oh, wow, this is entertaining. Hollister v. Soetero:
“This case, if it were allowed to proceed, would deserve mention in one of those books that seek to prove that the law is foolish or that America has too many lawyers with not enough to do. Even in its relatively short life the case, has excited the blogosphere and the conspiracy theorists. The right thing to do is to bring it to an early end.The judge goes on to chastise the lawyer who filed the case for using the courts for harassment and threatens to force him to pay the defendants fees. Excellent. We need more judges like this!
The issue of the President's citizenship was raised, vetted, blogged, texted, twittered, and otherwise massaged by America's vigilant citizenry during Obama's two-year campaign for the presidency, but this plaintiff wants it resolved by a court.
Thanks to CJ.
UPDATE: For commenters:
Therefore, I as Director of Health for the State of Hawai‘i, along with the Registrar of Vital Statistics who has statutory authority to oversee and maintain these type of vital records, have personally seen and verified that the Hawai‘i State Department of Health has Sen. Obama’s original birth certificate on record in accordance with state policies and procedures. No state official, including Governor Linda Lingle, has ever instructed that this vital record be handled in a manner different from any other vital record in the possession of the State of Hawai‘i,” Fukino said.Hope that settles it. But it won't. You see, to conspiracy theorists no amount of evidence is enough.
I know, my Dad still thinks Cuba, the mob, and the CIA were behind the Kennedy assassination.
What you are doing is starting with the premise that Obama was not born in Hawaii, and is therefore not qualified to be President under the "natural born citizen" clause of Article II. (Also see Amendment XIV which clearly states, "All persons born ... in the United States ... are citizens of the United States." This has ALWAYS been interpreted as "natural born citizen"). Yet, all evidence that doesn't meet your standards is rejected as part of a conspiracy to cover up the truth (TRUTH!).
Most sane people start with the premise that Obama was born exactly where he said he was born. If you have some evidence to the contrary, show it to me. And don't cite some article interviewing some cousin, great aunt, or childhood friend. I seem to remember thousands (literally, thousands) of "articles" claiming that Jews were warned of 9/11. Also, that Sarah Palin was a card carrying member of the Alaskan Independence Party (an article written by the party head, which was WRONG). People write and say things in error, out of ignorance, or just because they get their kicks lying about stuff.
Since you don't have any real evidence that Obama was not born in the place he says he was, please shut up and stop embarrassing yourselves.
George Lucas Supports Higher Taxes for Rich. But not for him because George Lucas isn't rich!
If ruining my childhood by inventing Jar Jar Binks, raping Indiana Jones, and then threatening to sue me wasn't enough evidence to prove that George Lucas was evil, this certainly should:
George Lucas fully supports President Obama’s approach to the current economic problem. He feels that there should be caps on the salaries of bank executives who are accepting government bailout monies, and he feels that the rich should be taxed at higher rates than those with lesser incomes.”Okay, maybe this doesn't make Lucas evil, just naive.
But wait, it gets richer:
CNSNews.com: “How much money, you were saying you didn’t make?”Wow, there are lies and then there are absolute whoppers.
George Lucas: “$500,000 a year – man, that’s a lot of money. You know? I have to make a nickel at a time. You know, I have to have people come to the movies, and then when they go to the movies, I get my nickel. I don’t get a giant salary.”
George Lucas doesn't get a "giant salary"? He's only made billions -- literally -- from ownership stakes in some of the most successful movies and special effects enterprises of all time.
He's right about not allowing those who received government bailouts to get large salaries. The problem though isn't with the salaries, it's with the bailout.
The hypocrisy in Hollywood goes deep. In Lucas it goes all the way to the core.
Thanks to Richard.
March 06, 2009
Shoe thrown at Ahmadinejad
When the Iraqi journalist, Muntazar al-Zaidi, hurled his shoes at the then-US president, George Bush, in December, Iranian officials declared him a hero and hailed his gesture as a mark of Islamic courage.
They were presumably less impressed this week when Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was similarly targeted during a visit to the north-western city of Urumiye.
Inbox: "Brothers At War" Is A Must See
Received in my mail today:
Friends of "Brothers At War,"
Six hundred years ago, a young man stood in front of his soldiers who were outnumbered 5 to 1. They were wet, tired, some may have felt fear, others resolution. According to Shakespeare, King Henry V before the battle of Agincourt urged his men to look towards the day when their deeds would become the stuff of legend. That above all in this world he coveted honor and that he was happy so few were there for the challenge.
"We happy few, we band of brothers. For he that sheds his blood with me today will be my brother." They took the field and against all odds, were victorious.
Some of their descendents were probably shivering and cold when an older warrior, tall and silver haired, stood before them and urged them to stick it out with him. That eventually they would overcome this winter in Valley Forge, that a bright future lay before them if they could overcome the many obstacles before them.
Over 1.5 million of our nation's men and women have stepped up to the greatest challenge facing their generation and taken the field.
*Brothers At War" has been the most terrifying, soul searching, and gratifying thing I have ever done. Through it all, I have tried to hold the mirror up to nature, or rather put the frame around it as it happened in front of me.
I started this film for my brother Isaac, and for his daughter, Hunter, so that if he fell in battle, she would know who her father was. I finished it for the guys I met along the way.
Now, I am invigorated by the positive impact I've seen it have on audiences. This week, the film received a standing ovation at Fort Hood Texas by the over 800 soldiers and families present. Both LTG Rick Lynch and CSM Neil Ciotola stood in front of the crowd afterwards and said I did not just tell my family's story, I told their story.
Because so many have said it captures camaraderie, what their life is like in Iraq, and after relating so much truth... just steps away without all the political commentary, I think there is an opportunity for the film to be the necessary bridge which will allow us to reconnect with our war fighters and for them to tell their important story.I definitely want to see this.
Now I need your help. Please send an email blast to all your friends about the film. Personally contact your friends in our opening markets and urge them to go to see the film on opening weekend. The future of this film and its ability to impact the legacy of our nation's warriors and their families will hinge on the turnout on opening weekend at the 20 cities we are opening in.
Those cities are: OPENING DATES FOR "BROTHERS AT WAR"
* Columbus, GA (near Fort Benning), Carmike 15 - http://www.carmike.com/
* Fayetteville, NC (near Fort Bragg), Carmike 12 - http://www.carmike.com/
* Jacksonville, NC (near Camp LeJeune), Carmike 16 - http://www.carmike.com/
* Chicago, IL AMC River East - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
* Washington DC Landmark E Street Cinema - Landmark Theatres - http://landmarktheatres.com/
* Arlington, VA AMC Shirlington - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
* Akron (Ohio National Guard), Regal Interstate Park 18 - Regal Cinemas - http://regalcinemas.com/
* Augusta, GA (near Fort Gordon, US Army)
* Savannah, GA (near Fort Stewart, US Army), Coming Soon
* Shreveport, LA (near Barksdale AFB, US Air Force) Cinemark Tinseltown 17 - http://www.cinemark.com/
* Clarksville, TN (near Fort Campbell, US Army) Carmike Governor's Square 10 - Carmike - http://www.carmike.com/
* Hampton, VA (near Langley AFB, US Air Force), AMC Hampton Towne Center 24 - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
* Newport News, VA (near Fort Eustis, US Army), AMC Kiln Creek 20 - AMC - http://www.amctheatres.com/
* Norfolk, VA (near Norfolk Naval Station, US Navy), Coming Soon
* Killeen, TX (near Fort Hood), Hollywood Stadium 14 - Hollywood Theaters - http://gohollywood.com/
* San Antonio, TX - Bijou at the Crossroads - Santikos - http://www.santikos.com/
* Cleveland Heights (Ohio National Guard), Cedar Lee Cinema
* Dayton (near Wright-Patterson AFB, US Air Force), Regal Hollywood 20-Fairfield Commons - Regal Cinemas - http://regalcinemas.com/
* Decatur, IL Carmike Hickory Pointe 12 - Carmike - http://www.carmike.com/
* Tacoma, WA (near Fort Lewis), Coming Soon
* Oceanside, CA (near Camp Pendleton) Regal Oceanside 16 - http://regalcinemas.com/
* Monterey, CA (near Presidio of Monterrey, DOD), Osio Cinema
If your city is on the list, please make an event out of going to the theater with your friends and organizations. In Columbus, Ranger Joe's is supporting a number of young rangers and their wives by buying them a ticket to "Brothers At War." In Monterey, 25 Blue Star Moms are driving 90 miles to celebrate the opening of the film together. I will try to make it out as much as possible to watch the film with our service members and their families. On March 13th and 14th, Gary Sinise, Norman Powell and Dave Scantling will travel with me to celebrate the film's opening in Columbus, GA and Fayetteville, NC, with the soldiers and their families. Dave, Norman, and I will then travel to Jacksonville to celebrate with the Marines and their families. Gary will head to NYC where he will be appearing on at least 5 nationally televised shows to do his part to get the word out about the film.
"This is a documentary that celebrates the courage and integrity of the American Soldier and the American military family. It is also a film about a man's love and respect for his two brothers and his dedication to telling their story. A great film that I am proud to be a part of," said Gary Sinise, Actor, Presidential Citizens Medal Recipient, Executive Producer of "Brothers at War."
John Ondrasik of Five for Fighting will also being doing his part, after writing and performing an amazing original song, "Brothers in Arms" to play for the first time during the end credits of "Brothers at War." John will be doing a national radio tour to help get the word out.
There are two ways which you can help us spread to more cities. First, by making sure that every city we open in is as successful as possible!
If we pack the theaters, the film will stay in each of these communities and Samuel Goldwyn Films will expand the release because of the demand and box office performance. Please email blast your friends, feel free to request movie posters to hang up around town, and post cards to hand out by emailing your request to BAWrequests@thundertech.com and notify all local media and veterans groups with which you have a relationship your feelings about this film.
Members of the media can contact Monique Sondag, Monique@lovell-fairchild.com, 214-536-4319, to set up an interview or receive the "Brothers at War" press packet. Raising local awareness and rallying local support is essential to the film finding its audience.
The second way to bring the film to your town is to create a task force to bring "Brothers at War" to your community. Go to www.brothersatwarmovie.com to learn how you can rally your community to bring "Brothers at War" to your local movie theater. Samuel Goldwyn Films just requires a minimum purchase of 1,000 movie tickets so that all the costs of making and sending the print, etc will be covered by audience turnout. You can find out how others have been doing this as organizations or individuals to support the film at www.brothersatwarmovie.com.
While the laughter, the tears, and the standing ovations with which the film has been greeted are deeply gratifying, the real reward is the thank you from a Gold Star mother, the tears that come from a battle-hardened warrior trying to relate what the film means to him-feedback I've received from warriors and their families about the impact the film has had on their healing process. Now people can see why I think the best part of my generation is currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their deeds inspire me. I hope that we can all admire those who pull from deep within and strive mightily for something greater than themselves. I am humbled by what I have witnessed.
Thank you for your support of "Brothers at War," our military families, and our warriors who have taken the field on our behalf. Thank you for helping me to tell their truth.
"Brothers At War"
Palestinian Hamas Students Send Demands To USC
I am sick of these protests.
Students carrying Palestinian flags, drums and boxes painted to look like coffins staged a mock funeral procession on Trousdale Parkway Wednesday in an attempt to raise awareness for Palestinian rights.Frankly, until Hamas stops hitting Israeli cities with katusha rockets nothing will change. All the aid sent to rebuild what was destroyed is wasted. Hamas will re-arm with said aid and Gaza will be demolished again.
We think it’s awesome[bullshite..ed] that President Sample recognizes Israeli academics’ right to freedom,” said USC-SJP Co-President Alex Shams, a junior majoring in international relations. “We are simply asking for equal treatment for all groups — for everyone.”[who is taking their freedom away?]
The letter asked President Sample — who called a boycott of Israeli academic institutions in 2007 “counterproductive … to academic values” — to declare support for Palestinian academic freedom, to create an annual scholarship for 10 Palestinian students and to donate supplies to Palestinian schools destroyed in the Gaza Strip conflict.
The Palestinian scholarship would require USC to recognize the Palestinian territories as a place of national origin, which they currently do not, Shams said.
SJP groups typically condemn the what they call "apartheid" policies and laws of the state of Israel and also reject and condemn hatred or discrimination against other religious, racial, or ethnic groups.Reason for their protests? They despise Juice
"SJP also categorically opposes any form of prejudice or discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. At the same time, SJP manifestly rejects attempts to equate principled criticism of Zionism, or of the character or policies of Israel, with anti-Semitism."
Survey: Rural Pakistanis Support US Drone Attacks Against Taliban, al Qaeda
Very interesting findings sent to me by the Pashtun Peace Forum. This would be the same group that organized an anti-Taliban rally in Canada last month.
In a nutshell, the group found that in areas most affected by US strikes against high-value Taliban and al Qaeda figures (South & North Waziristan, Kurram Agency) that the population actually seemed to favor the strikes. These findings stand in stark contrast to the loud voices in the Pakistani media which paint the targeted air strikes as "civilian massacres".
The more pragmatic voices are no less opposed to the strikes, but on political grounds. They argue that while Pakistan does need to go after the militants, that allowing the US to use Predators for the strikes violates sovereignty and leads to more anti-American sentiment and increases Taliban sympathy.
I'll just go ahead and drop the entire press release below and let you decide how to interpret the statistics.
My natural pessimistic tendency is to interpret the data as pretty bad, given that it means large minorities in the areas most likely to shelter extremists do seem to be opposed to fighting al Qaeda and the Taliban.
But I have to say, the results did surprise me -- and in a good way. Without the data I would have bet that far more in the so-called "tribal" areas would be against continued air strikes. I can only hope the methodology of the survey was rigorous enough that the sample is truly representative of how these rural Pakistanis feel.
Perhaps the most surprising bit should be read by Westerners who think the Predator strikes "create more terrorists than they kill". The idea being that they don't really damage groups like al Qaeda and the Taliban in the long run since the bad PR created by the strikes just leads to more "fence sitters" joining terrorist organizations. Here's what those living in areas where the air strikes occur said:
-- Do the militant organizations get damaged due to drone attacks? (Yes 60%, No 40%)As a final anecdote, one of the people on the e-mail list responded to the presser. I won't name him since I didn't ask for his permission, but here is what he wrote:
It looks like a solid report! Nicely done.I couldn't agree with you more.
I personally belonged to FATA (Mohmand Agency), my statistic shows 90% people are against the Talibans and Alqaida. I will say the primary enemies of FATA are Talibans and Alqaida.
Below is the entire thing. It's not long and it's worth the read. Be sure to read the paragraphs, that I've put in bold, which put the blame squarely on al Qaeda and the Taliban for civilian deaths caused by the strikes.
Drone Attacks -- A Survey The News Thursday, March 05, 2009 Farhat Taj
The Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy, a think tank of researchers and political activists from the NWFP and FATA, conducts research, surveys and collect statistics on various issues concerning the Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorism and human security there. AIRRA research teams go deep inside Taliban- and Al-Qaeda-occupied areas of FATA to collect information. Most of the areas are not accessible to journalists.
Between last November and January AIRRA sent five teams, each made up of five researchers, to the parts of FATA that are often hit by American drones, to conduct a survey of public opinion about the attacks. The team visited Wana (South Waziristan), Ladda (South Waziristan), Miranshah (North Waziristan), Razmak (North Waziristan) and Parachinar (Kurram Agency). The teams handed out 650 structured questionnaires to people in the areas. The questionnaires were in Pashto, English and Urdu. The 550 respondents (100 declined to answer) were from professions related to business, education, health and transport. Following are the questions and the responses of the people of FATA.
-- Do you see drone attacks bringing about fear and terror in the common people? (Yes 45%, No 55%)
-- Do you think the drones are accurate in their strikes? (Yes 52%, No 48%)
-- Do you think anti-American feelings in the area increased due to drone attacks recently? (Yes 42%, No 58%)
-- Should Pakistan military carry out targeted strikes at the militant organizations? (Yes 70%, No 30%)
-- Do the militant organizations get damaged due to drone attacks? (Yes 60%, No 40%)
A group of researchers at AIRRA draw these conclusions from the survey. The popular notion outside the Pakhtun belt that a large majority of the local population supports the Taliban movement lacks substance. The notion that anti-Americanism in the region has not increased due to drone attacks is rejected. The study supports the notion that a large majority of the people in the Pakhtun belt wants to be incorporated with the state and wants to integrate with the rest of the world.
The survey also reinforces my own ethnographic interactions with people of FATA, both inside FATA and the FATA IDP’s in the NWFP. This includes people I personally met and those I am in contact with through telephone calls and emails. This includes men and women, from illiterate to people with university level education. The number is well over 2000.
I asked almost all those people if they see the US drone attacks on FATA as violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. More than two-third said they did not.
Pakistan’s sovereignty, they argued, was insulted and annihilated by Al-Qaeda and the Taliban, whose territory FATA is after Pakistan lost it to them. The US is violating the sovereignty of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, not of Pakistan. Almost half the people said that the US drones attacking Islamabad or Lahore will be violation of the sovereignty of Pakistan, because these areas are not taken over by the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Many people laughed when I mentioned the word sovereignty with respect to Pakistan.
Over two-thirds of the people viewed Al-Qaeda and the Taliban as enemy number one, and wanted the Pakistani army to clear the area of the militants. A little under two-thirds want the Americans to continue the drone attack because the Pakistani army is unable or unwilling to retake the territory from the Taliban.
The people I asked about civilian causalities in the drone attacks said most of the attacks had hit their targets, which include Arab, Chechen, Uzbek and Tajik terrorists of Al-Qaeda, Pakistani Taliban (Pakhtun and Punjabis) and training camps of the terrorists. There has been some collateral damage.
The drones hit hujras or houses which the Taliban forced people to rent out to them. There is collateral damage when the family forced to rent out the property is living in an adjacent house or a portion of the property rented out.
The Taliban and Al Qaeda have unleashed a reign of terror on the people of FATA. People are afraid that the Taliban will suspect their loyalty and behead them. Thus, in order to prove their loyalty to the Taliban and Al-Qaeda, they offer them to rent their houses and hujras for residential purposes.
There are people who are linked with the Taliban. Terrorists visit their houses as guests and live in the houses and hujras. The drones attacks kill women and small children of the hosts. These are innocent deaths because the women and children have no role in the men’s links with terrorists.
Other innocent victims are local people who just happen to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
People told me that typically what happens after every drone attack is that the Taliban and Al-Qaeda terrorists cordon off the area. No one from the local population is allowed to access the site, even if there are local people killed or injured. Their relatives cry and beg the terrorists to let them go near the site. But the Taliban and Al Qaeda do not allow them. The Taliban and Al Qaeda remove everything they want from the site and then allow the locals to see the site.
The survey conducted by AIRRA and my ethnographic interactions contradict the mantra of violation of the sovereignty of Pakistan perpetuated by the armchair analysts in the media. I have been arguing on these pages that analyses of those analysts have nothing to do with the reality of the FATA people. For some reason they take FATA for granted. They feel they are at liberty to fantasise whatever they like about FATA and present to the audience as a truth. Some of those armchair analysts also have a misplaced optimism about themselves. They believe my challenge to their fantasies about FATA is because I like to give them time! I give time to the land I love--FATA and the NWFP--and to the state I am loyal to--Pakistan.
What is happening in FATA is destroying the lives and culture of the FATA people, threatening the integrity of Pakistan and world peace. Fantasies of the armchair analysts are helping no one but Al Qaeda and the Taliban--enemies of the land and culture I love, and our state. I will therefore continue to challenge the fantasies of the armchairs analysts, whenever possible.
The writer is a research fellow at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Research, University of Oslo and a member of Aryana Institute for Regional Research and Advocacy. Email: bergen34@ yahoo.com
Pashtun Peace Forum
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Which is more damaging to women: beheading them or suggesting Islamic culture had something to do with it?
To a number of Leftist -- and allegedly feminist groups -- the answer would be the latter.
I'm serious. These people actually think it's worse to condemn a culture which breeds honor killings than the honor killings themselves. I believe Aasiya Hassan might beg to differ. Disgusting.
Images: Nude Sarah Palin vs. Nude Michelle Obama
Okay, so technically it's nude Sarah Palin (good naked) on moose battling nude Barrack Obama (bad naked) on a unicorn.
UPDATE: Moved below the fold to protect Howie from plucking out his eyes.
But the compare and contrast is with Faithmouse's nude Michelle Obama on pink dolphin with pancakes.
I'll let you click over to RWN for nude Michelle Obama. Is that good or bad naked?
Can't live without the painting? Dan is selling it on eBay.
Oppose The Stimulus & Fly Commuter Jet
In Obama's never ending campaigning he stopped in Columbus, Ohio to address the police academy's 114th graduating class, & push his economic recovery plan sham. At the end of NYSlimes article the author noted:
Mr. Obama invited some of the Democratic members of the Ohio Congressional delegation to fly aboard Air Force One.Is the author implying Voinovich opposition to the porkulus axed him from flying Air Force One?
Senator George Voinovich, the state’s senior Republican who opposed the administration’s economic stimulus bill, took a different route to Columbus on Friday. He was seated in Row 10 of a US Airways commuter jet.
Video: MN Mosque Probed for Terror Ties
The leaders and members of the Abubakar Islamic Center in Minneapolis deny they are recruiting people for jihad. But what to make of the fact that at least one American worshipper at the mosque killed himself in a suicide bombing in Somalia last year, and that 20 other young mosque members have gone missing. The Somali community and the FBI are working under the assumption that these young Somali immigrants are now fighting with the al Qaeda linked Shabaab movement which now effectively controls much of the country. The big fear is that some of them will then come back to the US to hurt us at home.
Let me say that I have no idea whether the mosque itself was being used to recruit for jihad. The denial by mosque officials actually seems plausible. Especially given that it was the Somali community that warned the FBI of the missing young men. That is, they appeared to have volunteered the information worried about their own children joining with the Islamist thugs in Somalia.
What role, then, might the mosque play if not directly in spreading the Salaafi jihad ideology at the root of Shabaab and al Qaeda? This mosque may only have served as a social nexus where like minded young people met in physical space. It seems entirely likely to me that this physical space involvement also may have led to the sharing of cyberspace information.
In other words, the fact that they all went to mosque together really had less to do with their recruitment into a terror organization than the likelihood that they probably shared forum urls, jihad videos, nasheeds, statements, and other propaganda with each other online.
The physical space is where they may have first met, but it was in cyberspace that they egged each other on to join the "caravan of martyrs" to the homeland -- Somalia.
it looks like a lot more than coincidence that these radicalized American citizens all worshiped at the same place just before they left.Well, it's definitely more than coincidence but it might just be much less than causation.
Many immigrant specific mosques are more like community centers than they are like a formal house of worship. It is at mosques like these that Somalis meet other Somalis, and there may be very diverse views within the community about Shabaab and the ICU.
Think of this as something akin to meeting someone at school, but getting to know them through Facebook.
Why do I present this theory? To warn against the kind of harassing calls presented in the video above. I have no idea if my theory is true. I offer it only as a plausible counter-story to the narrative being constructed in the video and in the popular mind.
Neither do I have any problems with the FBI monitoring this or any other mosque. Terrorists are largely Muslims, and many Muslims go to mosque, ergo that's one place to look for terrorists. And we do know that some mosques are used for spreading jihad ideology, fundraising, and even recruiting. This mosque? Maybe, but maybe not.
What I do have a problem with are those who paint a whole community guilty based only on associative connections. Like you mindless readers who continue to agitate for the expulsion -- and worse -- of Muslims. You are fascists.
See for instance The Terror Free Somalia Foundation which is also run by Somalian ex-pats and adamantly against the introduction of Sharia by either the Shabaab or the Islamic Courts Union. There are many in the Somali community who fled to this country to escape groups like the Shabaab and it causes them no small amount of angst to know that a rising generation -- fed by jihadi propaganda on the internet and a leftwing worldview which essentially bolsters the Salaafist argument that America is the cause of the world's misery-- is actually sympathetic to the very thing which caused them to flee.
Just When I Thought iPhone Couldn't Get Any More Awesome....
After downloading Amazon's Kindle for iPhone a couple of days ago I thought I had reached the pinnacle of man-tech love. Seriously, Kindle on iPhone is awesome. I'm about halfway through with Vince Flynn's Extreme Measures already. Great book, but it's only in hardcover now. So, $18.45--- plus shipping and handling --- in the traditional paper format or $9.99 delivered instantaneously to my iphone.
The real advantage for me is that it's one less thing to worry about at the airport. Normally I bring a carry on bag, my laptop, my iPhone, and a novel to pass the time. When my mom offered to get me a Kindle for Christmas I declined under the theory that I didn't need yet one more electronic device to bring with me on trips.
But since I'm bringing the iPhone with me anyway, it's all upside with the Kindle free application. I really don't get why any one would lay down $200 bucks for a stand alone Kindle reader when for the same price you could get an iPhone.
Battery life? Hasn't been a problem so far. I've found that unless I'm constantly surfing the internet then I can go at least a whole day without charging, usually two days for normal usage. I'm not sure how the new Kindle application is going to affect battery life. So far, so good.
But some of you know I already love the iPhone and the new Kindle app. So what's new?
Last night I discovered that I can listen to streaming audio with the iPhone. Several NPR stations are already streaming for iPhone and last night I listened to my first Blogtalkradio show with this function. Not a single interruption waiting for it to reconnect or rebuffer.
Which means my iPhone's streaming audio is more stable than my PC!
But it get's better, because the audio stream can be played in the background while you use other iPhone apps. So, I can listen to the radio on my iPhone while I also check e-mail or read a novel using Kindle.
Man, I love this thing.
One complaint: How come the geniuses at Apple can't figure out a way for me to copy a url out of my e-mail and drop it into my web browser? Seriously, it's basic stuff. Cut and paste. Fix that and I promise to be the first member of NAMiLA -- The North American Man - iPhone Love Association.
UK Agrees to Hezbollah Talks
I don't understand this move.
Britain overturned its policy on a key Middle East issue yesterday by agreeing to talk to Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shia movement which fights Israel and is banned as a terrorist organisation by the US.Fresh approach, eh? Didn't Neville Chamberlain use the methodology with Hitler? As I've read, it doesn't work.
Bill Rammell, the Foreign Office minister, told MPs the government would authorise "carefully selected" contacts with the political wing of Hezbollah, which is represented in the Lebanese parliament. Other EU countries, including France, already deal with the group.
The move, urged privately by British diplomats for some time, may be partially intended to encourage the US to follow suit as Barack Obama's administration pursues a fresh approach of engagement with parties shunned by George Bush.
Islam Being Whitewashed In School Textbooks
From YouTube user markedmannerf
Islam in the classroom website
California Muslim Had Family Member In Hamas Until IDF
Martyred Sploded Him
Apparently YouTube user ReDMuJaHiD thinks Americans are starting to support Hamas. His reasoning - pro-Hamas demonstrations here during IDF's Operation Cast Lead.
One example he refers to is a demonstration in L.A. where an "old white woman", supposedly Christian (which I doubt), was screaming "Intifada, Intifada". Must have been Code Pink loonies or another organization like them.
More from Marked Manner
Michelle Obama: DC Soup Kitchen Photo-op
What's wrong with this picture?
This Democrat Makes Sense: Tie US Aide To Gilad Shalit Release
Damn good idea.
(IsraelNN.com) United States Congresswoman Shelley Berkley of Nevada has drafted a petition that would tie America's aid to Gaza to the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The petition will be sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.I hope this gains steam. Hamas has used Shalit as a bargaining chip long enough. Put the ball in their court and show what bastages they are.
The petition also calls to suspend the aid payments until Hamas-run Gaza stops targeting Israeli civilians with frequent rocket attacks.
Clinton pledged $900 million in U.S. aid at a donors' conference in Egypt earlier this week. One-third of the money, $300 million, will go to Gaza, while the remaining $600 million is intended for the Fatah-run Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria.
March 05, 2009
Video: Crowder on Gun Control
Speaking of gun porn, am I the only one getting a funny feeling in my pants while watching OLN's coverage of this year's SHOT show? I've never seen so many sexy AR's in my life!
Smeagol needs it, the precious AR.
But not if Obama has his way.
Internet a Key to Understanding Home Grown Jihadism
What makes the children of Muslim immigrants -- who fled Islamic countries for the opportunities afforded them by American freedoms -- become traitors plotting to harm their homeland? One key is that they consume a lot of propaganda. And how is that propaganda consumed? Through the internet.
For example, today a federal judge rejected the appeals of the five homegrown jihadis found guilty in the Fort Dix plot. The author of the story notes this about the men:
The five defendants did not speak during the hearing. After Kugler announced his decision, they traded shouts of "Allah Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is great" -- with some of their supporters in the court room.It is through the internet that Muslims in America become part of a worldwide community of Salafist jihadis. A world where videos, sermons, nasheeds (music), and books are exchanged and consumed. And in this world, an image is painted of an America out to destroy Islam at all costs, controlled by Jews, and of jihad --- and even acts of terror like 9/11 directed specifically at civilians --- is painted as defensive war.
During the eight-week trial, prosecutors cast the men as homegrown terrorists. They said the men, who grew up in America, had become so hardened by their religious beliefs that they studied jihadist videos and lectures, trained with guns, and scouted Fort Dix and other nearby bases for a possible attack.
For instance, recently a document has been circulated among the online jihadi community about the acceptability of killing civilians used as human shields. Sit down for what I am about to tell you. Are you sitting?
The scholar writing the document argues that America was to blame for the civilians killed on 9/11 since the World Trade Center was a military target. You see, those employees killed in the building on that day were "human shields".
This is the kind of warped worldview you get from the eJihadis.
A worldview, I might add, not helped by the Left's very similar narrative about the US being at the root of global problems.
Introducing New Tramp Stamp Barbie!
Yes your little girl can spend hours dreaming about being a whore/biker bitch/tramp!
Via Examiner.com: We’ve all put temporary tattoos on our kiddos, and tattoos are main stream in this day in age, but how would you feel if your child was playing with a Barbie that comes complete with stick-on tattoos, and even a tattoo gun?I always knew Barbie was a dirty little whore! And I mean that in a good way.
Mattel’s Totally Stylin' Tattoo Barbie has hit the shelves, and not very many parents are happy about it.
The tattoo gun can be used to stamp tattoos on skin and clothing.
The same thing happened in 1999 when Butterfly Art Barbie hit the shelves complete with her very own permanent tattoo on her belly. Parents were outraged. Although Mattel didn’t recall the Barbie, plans to include more of Barbie’s friends with tattoos and even nose rings were scrapped.
Update: I know this was not a caption contest but what the hell..
Fatwa issued against Corona for
Oh Barbie, you ignorant slut.Corona, you're hired....
Update II: Run out of tramp stamps for your Barbie? You can get more tattoos to fit every nook and cranny of Barbie's slutty hotness here.
Senior Airman Daniel Warila Witnesses Birth Of Child Via Webcam
Story by Staff Sgt. Michael Andriacco
SOUTWEST ASIA - Several thousand miles away from home, a 380th Air Expeditionary Wing Airman was able to witness the birth of his first child live thanks to modern technology.Welcome to the world Lucas Daniel Warila!
Senior Airman Daniel Warila, a 380th Expeditionary Maintenance Aerospace Ground Equipment mechanic, welcomed Lucas Daniel Warila into the world thanks to the staff at the Chapman's Activity Center and the webcam capability they provided for the occasion.
Setting up the webcam required coordination with the hospital as well as the CAC to ensure the computer would be available and that the couple could connect through a chat program long enough for the birth.
Palette Cleansing Video: Military Firefighters Save Baby Camel Trapped in Well
Your money quote: "I figure it's like the Iraqi version of saving the cat in the tree."
Thanks to Paduan Jawa.