June 30, 2009
Things You Find While Messing Around On The Intertoobz
Dems Refuse to Stand for Pledge of Allegiance
Note the guy who starts to rise, only to be pulled down by one of the other children. The word "pussy" is just so...inadequate. Hey man! I think I saw your testicles roll under the bench over here!
New York Dems have started a media campaign blaming the entire state legislative impasse on the Repubs. Pot, meet kettle.
Thanks to Hot Air.
Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Opposes French Burqua Ban
DUBAI (AFP) — Al-Qaeda's North Africa wing threatened on Tuesday to take revenge on France for its opposition to the burka, calling on Muslims to retaliate against the country, the US monitoring service SITE Intelligence reported.I too oppose the burqa ban kinda sort of. I mean if you can't ban speedos on men then what can you do.
Earlier this month, President Nicolas Sarkozy said the burka, which covers the whole face, was not welcome in the strictly secular country.
"Yesterday was the hijab (the Islamic headscarf long banned in French schools) and today, it is the niqab (the full veil)," Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, head of Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb was quoted as saying.
"We will take revenge for the honour of our daughters and sisters against France and against its interests by every means at our disposal."
But al-Qaeda opposes it on other grounds, specifically that al-Qaeda hates the french and especially French women whom they consider to be whores who should stay off the Ummah's beaches.
The French are committing all these oppressions at a time when we find their women pouring into our countries and filling up its beaches and roads while they are dressed, in naked clothes, in an open challenge to the emotions of Muslims and an open mocking of the teachings of our Islamic religion, and their customs and traditionsSee where I on the other hand love slutty naked french women on the beach.
And this by Allah is the height of extremism and racism and the most apparent form of religious terrorism and incitation to hate.
I dunno maybe not France French but American Southern Hot Cajun French, you know what I mean.
Anyway enough of that, I've the whole rant from al-Qaeda below the fold.
In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful
The al Qaeda organisation in the Land of Islamic West
France... The mother of evils
Praise is to Allah, the Almighty and the end is for the pious, and there is no transgression except upon the oppressors, and peace and blessings of Allah upon the Prophet, his family, companions and those who follow their steps until the Day of Judgement, to proceed
Allah the almighty says, “Say: "O ye People of the Book! Why obstruct ye those who believe, from the path of Allah, Seeking to make it crooked, while ye were yourselves witnesses (to Allah's Covenant)? but Allah is not unmindful of all that ye do."
O ye who believe! If ye listen to a faction among the People of the Book, they would (indeed) render you apostates after ye have believed!
(Surah Al Imran, Verse 99-100)
A few years back, France waged a fierce war, on our daughters who wore Hijab, and now today again it is gathering its forces and collecting all its organisation and arranging its ranks to fight a new blatant war on our sisters wearing Niqab.
The French are committing all these oppressions at a time when we find their women pouring into our countries and filling up its beaches and roads while they are dressed, in naked clothes, in an open challenge to the emotions of Muslims and an open mocking of the teachings of our Islamic religion, and their customs and traditions
And this by Allah is the height of extremism and racism and the most apparent form of religious terrorism and incitation to hate.
For yesterday, it was Hijab and today it is Niqab and then tomorrow perhaps their sinful hands will reach forward to the obligation of prayer, fasting and Hajj
And we are quite sure that this enmity that is apparent in the hearts of the French politicians against Islam and its people will continue, instead, it will spread and will change forms, and that’s why we call on all the Muslims to combat this enmity with a greater enmity and to meet the care of France to oppress our believing sisters on their religion, with greater care of holding on to the religious teachings of Islam, both small and big, obligatory and recommended
As for us-the Mujahideen in the land of Islamic West then we have taken an oath to Allah, not to keep quiet on these provocative oppressions, and we will avenge for the honours of our sisters, and daughters, on France and its interests in every way we can, in every place we can and at every time we can, until France stops its oppression and stupidity and stops its oppression and its insolence.
“And soon will the unjust assailants know what vicissitudes their affairs will take!” (Surah As Shara Verse 227)
Abu Musab Abdul Wadood
The Amir of Al Qaeda in the Islamic west
Sunday 5 Rajab 1430H corresponding to 28/06/2009
Translated by Dar Al Murabiteen Publications
New Details on Crash of Yemeni Plane
Mike earlier posted on the very tragic crash of a Yemenia plane enroute to Coromos. As I've been reading the reports, several things seemed a bit odd:
They started the search five hours after the plane went down.
The numbers of passengers announced aren't adding up: 142 passengers along with a crew of 11 were onboard. There were 66 French nationals, according to France. However "The (Yemeni) authorities have identified the nationalities of 93 passengers in addition to the crew of the airplane... 26 Frenchmen, 54 Comorian, 6 Yemenis, a Canadian, a Philippines, an Indonesian, two Moroccan, and an Ethiopian."
The captain and a five year old survived the crash. Later reports say a 14 year old girl is the only survivor.
The chairman of Yemenia is President Saleh's son-in-law, Abdul-Khalek Al-Qadi.
The plane was barred from France and the EU was monitoring the airline itself.
Three people en route from Comoros today on a Yemenia plane were found to have false French passports.
The flight is so bad, Yemenia has its own dedicated protesters, a group called SOS Comoros Travel. A spokesman said, "Flights between Sanaa and Moroni are carried out by cowboy operators..."They treat people like cattle, they pile them in, they don't respect timetables, there are always technical problems."
The Yemeni government of course is blaming bad weather and will conduct its own investication.
On a seperate note, the six missing Europeans are still missing in Yemen since June 12. Three German toddlers, their parents and a British engineer were having a picnic when they were kidnapped along with three young nurses who were later found murdered. The adults were all associated with a hospital in the war torn Sa'ada provence.
Under Obama, America Becomes a Force For Oppression
Once again, President Obama finds himself on the wrong side of history. From Investors Business Daily:
There was a coup all right, but it wasn't committed by the U.S. or the Honduran court. It was committed by Zelaya himself. He brazenly defied the law, and Hondurans overwhelmingly supported his removal (a pro-Zelaya rally Monday drew a mere 200 acolytes).So what's the motive behind aligning the United States with brutal leftist dictators Chavez, Castro, and Ortega?
Yet the U.S. administration stood with Chavez and Castro, calling Zelaya's lawful removal "a coup." Obama called the action a "terrible precedent," and said Zelaya remains president.
In doing this, the U.S. condemned democrats who stood up to save their democracy, a move that should have been hailed as a historic turning of the tide against the false democracies of the region.
Progressive assmaggot Greg Gandin of The Nation blames Bush and offers an apologia for leftist tyranny in Latin America:
But the realities of governing in a country as poor as Honduras--more than 60 percent of its population live in poverty, more than 50 percent in extreme poverty--tends to reinforce a left-wing slant. Perhaps it was the imperious and imperial behavior of George W. Bush's ambassador to Honduras, described by Zelaya as "barbarous." Or maybe it was the fact that the Central American Free Trade Agreement, rather than delivering promised development, worsened his country's trade deficit with the United States while driving low wages even lower, as Honduras competed with its equally impoverished neighbors for investment. Or perhaps it was the US Food and Drug Administration's unilateral ban of Honduran cantaloupes because they were supposedly tainted with salmonella, though the FDA offered no proof of the charge, a move Zelaya called "unjust."It seems that the Honduran government, which exercized precisely the same sort of checks and balances built into the US constitution to protect the people from tyranny, is to be burned at the altar of the worldwide Progressive revolution.
I know that kyros posted on this subject earlier, but the extraordinary spectacle of an American President seeking to prop up a leftist dictator in waiting while the American Press lapdogs provide cover cannot be emphasized enough.
California Slashes Health Benefits to Save Money
(Sacramento, California) Effective July 1st, the state-run health care insurance system (Medi-Cal/Denti-Cal) will eliminate adult dental care benefits, podiatry benefits and optometry benefits in an effort to save money.
Apparently, health care decision-makers blew right past any thoughts of rationing the benefits and opted to make them simply disappear completely.
The California Primary Care Association pitched a complaint but a Superior Court judge ruled against them.
In any event, one might logically expect a similar approach to cost-saving when a national health care scheme is adopted.
US sends 40 tons of arms to terrorist infested Somali government
Back in April Rusty pointed out that that the Obama administration is "funding [the Somali] government that includes [Sheik Hassan Dahir Aweys, who is] officially designated by [the US] government as a terrorist."
Now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has authorized $10 million in aid to the Somali government in order to purchase weapons and munitions from Uganda which in turn is supplied by the US. Washington Post
The U.S. government has provided about 40 tons of weapons and ammunition to shore up the besieged government of Somalia in the past six weeks and has sent funding to train Somali soldiers, a senior State Department official said yesterday, in the most complete accounting to date of the new American efforts in the strife-torn country.To achieve this, the Obama administration will instead support Somali islamic terrorists.
The official, who briefed reporters on the condition of anonymity, said the military aid was worth less than $10 million and had been approved by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the National Security Council.
"We do not want to see Somalia become a safe haven for foreign terrorists," the official said.
Sharia Courts Rule OK to Rape Wife
Its even OK to beat her lightly, but cutting off part of her breast as you rape her, that's called abuse under Sharia Law:
Via Weasel Zippers: Many of the country’s scholars maintain the opposite stance when it comes to spousal rape. Scholar and judge at the Shariah courts, Shaikh Mohsin Al Asfoor says men have the right to demand sexual relations with their wives as the word “rape” doesn’t exist between couples. He says that Shariah courts don’t penalize men for forcing their wives to have sex with them, but press charges of abuse – not rape – only when physical injuries occur.Well that's damn neart civilized of em.
ACORN Bankwrecker 4 Starts Today
Today ACORN will be taking to the streets, harassing mortgage lenders in 14 states for daring to foreclose on the bad loans that ACORN helped force them into making.Gee I wonder if Barney Frank will be there? I think he will and then on the Sunday programs he can explain how banks giving away free money has nothing to do with their balance sheet. As we all sit marveling at how that odd chafing on his upper lip looks so prominent in full digital HD.
Obama sides with Chavez and Castro
The ousted President of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, tried to extend his rule by illegally calling a referendum with ballots shipped from Chavez's Venezuela. Only the Honduras congress may call a referendum and the supreme court of Honduras ordered the military to arrest Zelaya.
Not only did President Obama condemn the action of the Honduras military, who were acting on orders of the supreme court, he tried to meddle in Honduras to try to prevent the arrest of Zelaya. It seems when it comes to meddling in the internal affairs of other countries, Obama is against freedom, liberty and democracy (see Iran).
If you didn't know what kind of a President Obama would be, now it should be crystal clear. Obama will be like the Hugo Chavez's of the world. To see what the
USA USSA (Union of Socialists States of America) will look like in 4 to 8 years look no further then Venezuela.
Yemeni Airbus Crashes into Indian Ocean, 150+ Dead
(Comoros Islands) Yemenia Air flight IY 626 from Paris to Sana'a, Yemen, via Marseilles and the Comoros Islands, crashed into the Indian Ocean after an aborted landing attempt at the Moroni Airport on Grand Comore. The plane was an Airbus 310.
Passengers on flight IY 626 included 66 French nationals. Casualties are reported at 152 with one apparent survivor.
The Comoros government said speed boats were sent to look for signs of wreckage immediately, helped by two French fighter jets based in Mayotte and another of the country's Indian Ocean territories, Reunion.No initial suspicion of terrorism has been reported. Rather, maintenance problems have been suggested as the cause.
They spotted an oil slick around 16 miles offshore.
When the boats arrived they found a number of bodies floating in the water, and had taken three from the water when they found a toddler still alive, according to a Yemenia and local officials, quoting rescue workers.
"A child was found alive. He is now on a rescuers' boat," said Ben Imani, a doctor at Moroni's main hospital.
Robert Gibbs and Press Relive Clinton Years
Translation, "The President was full of shit when he said that to get elected."
I thought it was pretty funny during the campaign, but suddenly now for some reason the press noticed. A bit late eh boys?
Hat Tip: Allah.
June 29, 2009
North Korea doesn't like the missile shield around Hawaii
North Korea criticizes the US for positioning a missile defense shield around Hawaii and said the US is preparing for a preemptive attack against North Korea.
So let me get this straight. First North Korea launches short, mid and long range missiles, detonates a nuclear bomb, threatens nuclear war, announces it's going to launch a missile towards Hawaii on Independence Day and the US is gearing for war?
Can you guess who else is against a missile defense shield....President Obama. Washington Post
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea criticized the U.S. on Monday for positioning missile defense systems around Hawaii, calling the deployment part of a plot to attack the regime and saying it would bolster its nuclear arsenal in retaliation.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said he ordered the deployment of a ground-based, mobile missile intercept system and radar system to Hawaii amid concerns the North may fire a long-range missile toward the islands, about 4,500 miles away.
"Through the U.S. forces' clamorous movements, it has been brought to light that the U.S. attempt to launch a pre-emptive strike on our republic has become a brutal fact," the North's main Rodong Sinmun newspaper said in a commentary.
The paper also accused the U.S. of deploying nuclear-powered aircraft and atomic-armed submarines in waters near the Korean peninsula, saying the moves prove "the U.S. pre-emptive nuclear war" on the North is imminent.
The commentary, carried by the official Korean Central News Agency, said the North will bolster its nuclear arsenal in self-defense.
The state of Massachusetts will "imprison lawful citizens for purchasing — or for a licensed firearm retailer for selling to a licensed citizen — more than one rifle, shotgun or handgun in a 30-day period."
The bill would also make it illegal for legal gun owners to sell guns to other legal gun owners. Instead, all transactions will have to be performed through a licensed gun dealer with, of course, payment of a government fee. (More)
Ban the Burka?
I dunno, when I see a burqa around here, not often but it happens. Its usually Friday. I kinda thought that at the time it was kinda like Sunday go to meetin' outfit. We have some Mennonite nuns who serve food at functions here as well as quite a lot of Amish. Older conservative Baptist women sometimes cover their hair.
So, I don't really see the point in banning any one particular mode of dress. Headscarves or Burkas. So long as its clear that a woman can wear what she chooses.
It would seem there are bigger issues for women living under Islam than the burka or burqua?
85 shariah courts operating in Britain
"This is not a matter of eating halal meat or seeking God's blessing on one's marriage. It is a challenge to what we believe to be the rights and freedoms of the individual, to our concept of a legal system based on what parliament enacts, and to the right of all of us to live in a society as free as possible from ethnic-religious division or communal claims to superiority and a special status that puts them in some respects above the law to which we are all bound."
According to a report by think tank Cavitas the 85 shariah courts are violating British law with their rulings.
Some of the rulings include: muslim women may not marry non-muslim men unless they convert to islam; polygamous marriages are practiced; women have no property rights in the event of a divorce; a husband has conjugal rights over his wife (or wives).
There are many other examples of backwards islamic rulings but first and foremost under these shariah courts shariah law (islamic law) always overrules British law.
There are as many as 85 sharia courts operating in Britain, according to a new report.
Academic Denis MacEoin, the report's author, said the existence of the courts practising Islamic law could lead to different legal standards being applied to Muslim and non-Muslim citizens.
He said many of the courts operate out of mosques and their rulings are closed off to non-Muslims.[...]
Among the examples quoted are laws banning a Muslim woman from marrying a non-Muslim unless he converts to Islam and the removal of a wife's property rights in the event of divorce.
The report states: "Among the rulings ... we find some that advise illegal actions and others that transgress human rights standards as they are applied by British courts."
A Pirate Hunting We Will Go
Wealthy punters pay £3,500 per day to patrol the most dangerous waters in the world hoping to be attacked by raiders.Before you all start lining up to go. The link is dead and we had to recover the posts from the Google cache.
When attacked, they retaliate with grenade launchers, machine guns and rocket launchers, reports Austrian business paper Wirtschaftsblatt.
Passengers, who can pay an extra £5 a day for an AK-47 machine gun and £7 for 100 rounds of ammo, are also protected by a squad of ex special forces troops.
The yachts travel from Djibouti to Mombasa in Kenya.
So apparently its not real or else so politically incorrect that is being oppressed ;).
Sigh......it was a good idea.
Hat Tip: DMartyr.
Wonkette Uncovers Sara Palin's Plot....
Personally we don't see what all the fuss is about, the clones will be obviously needed to face the droid armies of the Trade Federation.
Everything that has transpired has done so according to my design!
Stand By Iranian People
On June 24, Iranian Superstar Andy Madadian went into an LA recording studio with Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and American record producers Don Was and John Shanks to record a musical message of worldwide solidarity with the people of Iran. This version of the old Ben E. King classic is not for sale - it was not meant to be on the Billboard charts or even manufactured as a CD.....it's intended to be downloaded and shared by the Iranian people...to give voice to the sentiment that all people of the world stand together....the handwritten Farsi sign in the video translates to "we are one". If you know someone in Iran - or someone who knows someone in Iran - please share this link
Anjem Choudary's Newest Al-Muhajiroun Member
This is the shocking picture of a young, white schoolboy being converted to Islam by a cleric linked to a radical Muslim hate preacher.Oh but here's the video.
The bewildered 11-year-old, who gives his name as Sean was filmed repeating Arabic chants and swearing allegiance to Allah.
The boy is prompted throughout by controversial cleric Anjem Choudary, a follower of exiled hate-preacher Omar Bakri Mohammed.
Hat Tip: Tim at Opinion Bug.
Petition the UN to Ask Iran To Stop Murdering/Imprisoning Protestors
Michael Jackson Undead?
Is Zombie Michael Jackson being tortured by Allah right now?
Big Tee Vee's Are Bad
But I was wrong - and the CEC is actually DEAD SERIOUS about punching a huge whole in the California economy, and severely limiting consumer choice in big screen televisions, implementing a ban on many of them starting in 2011, with even more being banned starting in 2013.
Norks Invade Craigslist
In the past couple of days, a whole bunch of wild N. Korea propaganda has been appearing on the craigslist political forum.
Here's a few of the links
More below the fold.
al-Fajr Outlet on Wordpress
Miss the latest jihadi release from your favorite specially designated terrorist group on the forums?
Never fear, Ahmed has you covered with his blogs at the free American blogging service wordpress.
Remember what al-Qaeda says, if its not released through al-Fajr its not official terrorist propaganda.
Ahmed even provides us with links to other fun places on Wordpress. Includinga nice Urudu translation of his blog here;
A well as The Islamic Emirate of Aghanistan AKA the Taliban here.
From Ahmed's "about"
There are many lies from the media, including some muslims about AlQaeda,Taliban and other jihadi groups. Its part of the propaganda war for “hearts and minds”;So these blogs are intended to promote al-Qaeda's and support al-Qaeda's propaganda effort for "hearts and minds".
which may violate US law as well as Wordpress' terms of service.
the Content is not libelous or defamatory (more info on what that means), does not contain threats or incite violence towards individuals or entities, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;Most al-Qaeda propaganda incites and/or glorifies or justifies violence against Muslims, Jews and Kufr (that's us, all of us).
your blog is not named in a manner that misleads your readers into thinking that you are another person or company. For example, your blog’s URL or name is not the name of a person other than yourself or company other than your own; andThe blogger has named himself after the terrorist media center al-Fajr who run several of the major terrorist forums. He then disclaims his affiliation with al-Fajr which violates the above quote.
Email complaints to:
Be polite, to the point and business like. Point out any violations of wordpress's TOS and or violations of law, for instance on the Taliban site
Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA). Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000.Then ask wordpress to archive their data and remove these sites ASAP.
Tese sites are of little intelligence value, other than wordpress's data on who is updating it. Which we have a pretty fair idea already. So why tolerate them spreading the official propaganda with groups that are in a state of war with the United States?
In our experience Wordpress is usually responsive to well written valid complaints. A few emails and a little patience may be all that's required.
May the force be with you.
Warmongering Fascist Threatens to Invade Neighbors
Hugo Chavez: fat socialist pig, deranged autocrat, and warmongering, swaggering cowboy.
June 28, 2009
Take Your Tongue ....
....and hold it firmly betweek your thumb and index fingers, now repeat after me,
I can't believe how many of you are actually doing that ;)
But seriously today his operator, Alexrox said Obi-One would 'not rule out a middle class tax increase." So me being, you know strong with the force, figure he means that the tax will be in addition to the demise of the Bush tax cuts. Count that as an "I'm gonna tax you at levels that would make Bill Clinton actually feel shame" tax increase.
President Ousted in Honduras
The Honduran military has ousted Manuel Zelaya, sending him into exile in Costa Rica:
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (June 28) - Soldiers seized the national palace and sent President Manuel Zelaya into exile in Costa Rica early Sunday, hours before a highly disputed constitutional referendum. Zelaya called the action a coup and pledged to serve out the remaining five months of his term.The President and his Secretary of State were quick to voice their concerns for democracy and the rule of law:
President Barack Obama said he was "deeply concerned" by Zelaya's expulsion and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the arrest should be condemned.Of course, the Honduran military acted with the support of that country's supreme court, who had ruled Zelaya's proposals to change the constitution so that he could remain in power illegal. Also of course, Zelaya is a radical leftist allied with Hugo Chavez.
"I call on all political and social actors in Honduras to respect democratic norms, the rule of law and the tenets of the Inter-American Democratic Charter," Obama's statement read.
Wow, the Obama administration springs immediately into action to succor a wannabe Marxist dictator, yet Beloved Leader Barrack couldn't find it in his heart to say a few "just words" when Iranians were dying in the streets under the thumb of the mullahs.
Billy Mays Found Dead At Home
From the Associated (with terrorists) Press:
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman known for his boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean, has died. He was 50.Since I've actually watched "Pitchmen" a couple of times (loved the scene when Mays "helped out" fellow huckster Anthony Sullivan by chumming the waters Sullivan was swimming to test an anti-shark device) and been subjected to Mays' (photo) loud late night commercials, his death will affect me more than that of Popfreak Michael Jackson.
Tampa police said Mays was found unresponsive by his wife Sunday morning. A fire rescue crew pronounced him dead at 7:45 a.m.
June 27, 2009
Obi-One swats flies, Mahmoud forgets his.
Hat Tip: Banafsheh.
Union Health Benefits to Avoid Taxes
Hey, F-the non-union sector. Many of them didn't vote for Obama.
Feel the hopiness-n-changeitude as your health care is flushed down the giant, swirling tOilet in Washington while Obama-supporting unions skate on paying additional taxes on their gold-plated health care packages.
Because they're better than you.
For the children.
Quote of the Day
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her? A. The prophet Mohammed. "Put down the sword, look me in the eye, and tell me it's really a religion of peace."That's our boy.
Pakistan bitches about US Predator Drone attacks
"We have conveyed our serious concerns over the continued drone attacks to the United States. These are not acceptable and must be stopped,"
ISLAMABAD, June 25 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan Thursday asked the United States to review its policy of drone attacks in its northwest tribal region, saying the attacks are counterproductive.
"We would continue to convey the concern of the people of Pakistan to the United States," Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said at weekly press briefing in Islamabad.
Earlier this week U.S drone aircraft struck two areas in South Waziristan bordering Afghanistan, killing 60 people, including the participants of a funeral of a slain Taliban commander.
BEAT IT YOU FANATICS!!! GET OUT OF MY LAND!
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit.
WTF is That Beach Bum Dr. Rusty Shackleford
Rusty says, "Life is good. They should turn this into an iPhone commercial."
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Kenya-Somalia Winds of War
(Nairobi, Kenya) Yesterday, reports surfaced that al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab in Somalia was plotting to blow up a critical bridge in northern Kenya. In response, Kenya placed some military installations on high alert status with all leave time and off days cancelled.
Also, a Kenyan Police Rapid Response Unit has been dispatched to guard the bridge.
All vehicles and passengers are being thoroughly searched. "Our security is on high alert," government spokesman Alfred Mutua said during the weekly briefing in Nairobi on Thursday. [...]With a waiver of the UN arms embargo, military arms are flowing to the government of Somalia, led by embattled President Sheikh Sharrif who Osama bin Laden calls an enemy. Reportedly, arms and ammunition are being supplied through and from nearby African countries with costs being reimbursed by the U.S. (More)
In North Eastern Province, which borders Somalia, security forces were working to thwart possible infiltrations and cross-border movements by Islamist fighters. Most police stations and police posts across the barren frontier had been reinforced, according to police sources.
Congress to Vote On
Global Warming "Climate Change" Energy Tax Bill
So first we got a massive, budget-busting, deficit-hiking Democrat-created "stimulus" bill that did nothing to stimulate the economy and everything to stimulate unions and Democrat interest groups.
Now, our brilliant and dearly beloved Congress will be passing a Democrat-created anti-stimulus assault on the private sector in the form of new energy taxes to go along with the first anti-stimulus. To "save the world." For the children.
Two massive, unprecedented Democrat-created anti-stimulus bills that nobody's read within the first 200 days. Massive, Democrat-created unsustainable deficits for the next decade and beyond that will not be paid down. Rampant cronyism, corruption and patronage rackets being orchestrated by the Chicagoland mobsters in the White House. Thousands upon thousands more private-sector jobs being eliminated each month.
CHANGE! HOPE! WE ARE THE CHANGE WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR!
You're doing a hell of a job, Barry.
Obama Blasts Iranian Regime (Humor)
As the scenes of brutality and murder escalate after the sham presidential election in Iran, U.S. president Barack Obama has finally drawn a line in the proverbial sand.
The following is a just released statement from the president:
“The Iranian regime has overplayed its hand and awakened a sleeping, heretofore gentle, giant. I thought I had made my point crystal clear when, after thinking things through in a meticulous manner for several days, I announced that I was ‘lightly miffed’ at the situation on the ground in Iran. But regrettably, I saw neither hope nor change from our culturally equal friends on the Guardian Council. Then, after several more days of careful deliberation, I let it be known that I was in fact, ‘temperately crestfallen.’ Again, my veritable verbal assault went ignored.
Since the Supreme Leader has refused to heed my powerfully worded warnings, I feel I have no choice but to raise the official Iranian Disaffection Meter to ‘gingerly chagrined’. I take no pleasure in doing so, but I have been backed into a corner by the inaction of the Council
June 25, 2009
Don't Let The Beta Males Win! (sticky)
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If the Anti-Jihad team loses, the terrorists will have won!
Lulz: Fake RumorsFloating Around About Jeff Goldblum's/Harrison Ford's Deaths
Heh. An epic trolling of the vulnerable glitteratti 'press' to be sure, although I don't know how much oxygen it got with MJ's death.
Stuff is reporting that this rumor actually started in 1999 and resurfaced.
NOTHING is going to bump MJ off the front pace of cable news.
But tell me this Onion-esque headline is not the best thing evar - some publication was actually forced to write this:
In Case You Missed It
Today is also the 133rd anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.
RIP General George Armstrong Custer.
Secret of crop circles revealed. They're created by those "high as kites" on opium.
Fashionable man caught web-surfing porn in Southern California while dressed in miniskirt, fishnets and heels. Hey, where's Rusty?
And, as previously noted, Michael Jackson has heart attack.
Michael Jackson Has Heart Attack Reported Dead
LOS ANGELES -- Pop star Michael Jackson has been taken to UCLA Medical Center by ambulance suffering from cardiac arrest, fire officials confirm.Update II: Reports coming in that Mr. Jackson has died.
Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a 911 call at Jackson's home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived.
All the reports of his death are coming from TMZ. As Allahpundit noted on twitter, he doubts TMZ would report that unless it were from a trusted source.
Update: NPR confirms Mr. Jackson's death.
FBI eyes Altanta's Somalis
Minnesota's Somali community has gained notoriety in the past year due to at 20 Somali youths who have gone to Somalia to fight for al Shabaab. At least 2 known Somalis from Minnesota have been slain in Somalia, one was kiled as a suicide bomber and the 2nd was killed in a battle.
Now the FBI has concern that Somali youths in the Atlanta region may have also been recruited by al Shabaab and sent to Somalia to fight jihad.
Somali in Canada, England and Scandanvia have also been recruited by al Shabaab to fight jihad. New America Media
CLARKSON, GA. -– In this small town on the edge of Atlanta, the FBI and local law enforcement are looking out for an alarming kind of crime: radical Islamist terrorists potentially trying to recruit the town's young Somali-Americans to fight a war in Africa.
There is terrorist recruitment taking place already in Minnesota, said Clarkston police chief Tony J. Scipio. That's why his department and the FBI are looking for anything similar in the Somali-American community here in Clarkston.[...]
"From what we know about recruiters, whether they're Islamic, drug gangs or the coach, they're looking for those kids who are looking for something deeper inside. To one it could be geopolitics. To one it could be a friendship. They're all looking for something," he explained.
And terror recruiters are quickly becoming adept at online tactics, noted Young.
"That's what we see as a trend hitting home,” he said. “We see a lot more Internet recruiting being targeted to our youth."
If young people go to Somalia, the FBI's biggest worry is that they may return with dangerous souvenirs, like bomb-making or demolition skills and a radical anti-U.S. agenda.
Intelligence report: 100s jihadists from US, Britain, Canada, fight for al Shabaab
Terrorists moving from Pak-Afghan border to Somalia
Lawless Somalia draws influx of foreign fighters
Somalia a growing concern for counter-terrorism officials
FBI raids in Minn. aimed at African money transfers
Canadian youths recruited by al Shabaab
Somali radicals importing terror to Britain
FBI concerned about Somali jihadists in America
Several missing Somali-Americans back in US after overseas terror mision
US Predator Drone attack missed Baitullah Mehsud by hours
The bell tolls for thee Mehsud. New York Times
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A United States drone strike on a funeral in Pakistan’s tribal areas missed the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, by hours on Tuesday, a Pakistani security official said Wednesday.[...]
Mr. Mehsud was not present at the time of the attack, but had gone to pay his respects to a Taliban commander killed in another American drone strike earlier the same day, the official said.
Though the strike on the funeral appeared to have included only two midlevel Taliban leaders among the scores killed, it presented a clear blow to Mr. Mehsud’s operation, showing the deadly proximity of the drone attacks to his areas and even the possibility that he was a target.
People Who Think the Religious Right are Just Like Iranian Mullahs....
Introducing Islamic Erotica
I kid you not....
Prediction: Comments about this being NSFW in 5, 4, 3, 2 ......
al-Qaeda Murders Christian For Preaching the Gospel
NOUAKCHOTT, Mauritania – Al-Jazeera TV says Al-Qaida's North Africa branch has claimed responsibility for the killing of an American aid worker shot dead this week in Mauritania's capital.There's a little twist. al-Qaeda of the Islamic Maghreb later released a statement saying that it was not an official statement and warning the "imposters" not to use their "brand". It also asks "the bros" to disregard any new statements that don't come from al-Fajr.
The Arab satellite TV station said it had received an audio statement from al-Qaida of the Islamic Maghreb in which the group said 39-year-old Christopher Ervin Leggett was killed Tuesday for allegedly trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.
The statement says nothing about that it was wrong to murder Mr. Leggett. If fact it doesn't deny they did it or condemn it in any way. It simply states there was no official announcement.
In fact its unlawful under Islamic Sharia law to preach to Muslims. The penalty being you know, death.
That's some religion of peace and tolerance eh?
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.Rest easy with the Lord Mr. Leggett. You are the true martyr and we have a pretty good idea whom "the deceiver" might be eh?
Hat Tip: Creeping Sharia.
Acid Attack on NYC Kids
Two children suffered serious burns and six others were injured after someone threw a bottle containing dangerous chemicals at them while they played outside over the weekend in Brooklyn.Hat Tip: Rsluty.
The incident happened about 8 p.m. on Sunday at S. 8th Street in the Williamsburg section of the borough. One of the victims, 10-year-old Yaakov Frankel, along with several witnesses told police that someone ran out of a building across the street from the courtyard where children were playing and tossed the homemade device at them. An explosion that released some sort of Drano-type mix got into the eyes of Frankel and a 12-year-old girl, causing them to be hospitalized. Six other children suffered burns and were treated at the scene.
Epic Fail: Al Muhajiroun Relaunch
Via The Independent:
The public relaunch of the controversial Islamist group Al Muhajiroun descended into chaos last night as a debate between the sect’s UK leader and the director of a centre right think tank had to be abandoned.Heh, maybe they can rename themselves the He Man Woman Haters?
Scenes of angry confrontation broke out at the Conway Hall in central London between members of Al Muhajiroun and secular attendees of the debate who refused to segregate themselves into separate sections for men and women.
Hat Tip: Rlusty.
June 24, 2009
The Obligatory Republican South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford Post
No, seriously. Who gives a shit who the governor of South Carolina is playing hide the salami with when Kim Jong Il might be firing a missile at Hawaii soon and Iran is in the throes of revolution.
The Jawa Report, making Sense common since 2004.
Quest to Read the Waxman-Markey Cap-and-Trade Bill
Now that's real torture.
she reads well though, read us a story Mary Kate.
Attn: Youtube User frsanelislam
Thanks to the crew at Youtube Smackdown.
Iranian Regime Implements Their Own Tiananmen Square Stratagy
CNN is running the following banner
Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back protesters who flocked to a Tehran square, sources say.Eventually one of the days, I pray that both Iran and China will pay for the way they murder their own people for asking that the governments there own up to their own bullshit.
Prayers to the people there, who are being systematically robbed of their lives and political freedom.
Much More here including video at Gateway Pundit.
Update: Massacre near Iran’s Parliament?
Well Mr. President? She's asking.
Astroturf Costs Money
via Michelle Malkin:
If you believe the White House, there are 30 million Americans who support a government health care takeover. But if you look at the funding behind the Obamacare Astroturf campaign, it’s the same few Leftist billionaires, union bosses, and partisan community organizers pushing the socialized medicine agenda. Let’s connect the dots.Be careful Michelle, you're liable to find yourself thrown to the dogs for talking about teh Mr. Astroturf. Its a bit too close to home for both sides for people to actually know how business is done in politics. You screw over "the other K street" and the "other other K street" and their MSM accomplices will get nervous. They are sybiant with each other, each feeding from and dependent upon the other.
On Thursday, a national “grass-roots” coalition called “Health Care for America Now (HCAN)” will march on Capitol Hill to demand universal health care. The ground troops won’t have to march very far. HCAN, you see, is no heartland network. It is headquartered at 1825 K Street in Washington, D.C. – smack dab in the middle of Beltway lobby land.
In fact, 1825 K Street is Ground Zero for a plethora of “progressive” groups subsidized by anti-war, anti-Republican, Big Nanny special interests. Around Washington, the office complex is known as “The Other K Street.”
As I recall one of the stormtroopers was named Billy James or something like that.
Freshly Dead Taliban in the Morning
Footage of an air weapons team engaging and killing insurgents when responding to the insurgents' complex attack on a small patrol base. Video courtesy of Combined Joint Task Force - 82 PAO.
Four al-Qaeda in the Land between the Two Niles Members to Hang
KHARTOUM (Reuters) – Four Sudanese men were on Wednesday condemned to hang for killing a U.S. aid official and his driver in Khartoum, and a fifth was sentenced to two years in prison.Hang em high.
John Granville, from the U.S. Agency for International Development, was the first U.S. government official killed in Khartoum in more than three decades in a crime that sent shockwaves through the capital's expatriate community.
Granville, 33, and his 39-year-old driver Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama were shot dead as they returned from New Year's celebrations in the early hours of January 1, 2008.....
...The prosecution said defendants Mohamed Makkawi Ibrahim Mohamed and Abdel Basit al-Hajj Hassan fired the shots that killed Rahama and Granville.
Prosecution statements said the third defendant Mohamed Osman Yusuf Mohamed, a former army officer, was the driver of the attackers' vehicle while Abdel Raouf Abu Zaid Mohamed, the son of a well known Islamic preacher, was a passenger.
Not Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Perez Hilton is a Total Wuss Edition
Oh poor widdew Perez pressed charges after he got bitch slapped by a tour manager after insulting a member of the Black Eyed Peas.
Perez says he was "hit from behind" yet there's the "injury" under his eye there. And calling the law after a little scuffle, especially one where it looks like maybe you scratched yourself, is the highest form of wussery, even for gay men. Even 99 percent of little girls would brush that off as nothing.
Caption the above image I'll start us off with...
Damn Perez, I've had worse spots on my eyeball and never even felt it.
Photoshops will be accepted and Fatwas will be issued.
Update: first photshop entry below the fold. (NSFW really).
Update II: Even more Photoshops below the fold. I'll get to the Fatwas a bit later. But you already got one from Perez's fans...
shame on u people, perez is a victim, i'm proud of him for sticking up for himself, haters like you guys deserve to die, deserve to loose ur job, have fake friends and deserve to be fat n poorMy response, "whaaahhhh."
UPDATE III: Fatwas issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Richard Gere for
I've seen bigger balls on a gerbil.
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against bpriest58 for
I said "Black Eyed Peas" not "Black Eye Please"What no "meatball" comment, you guys are slipping.
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against mrclark for
Bruno....does this swollen nose make my ass look fat?
And a the new "Thanks for the Photshops" fatwa against the rest of you for good measure.
That is all gotta go.
I didn't have time to throw all the names in yet. Thanks to everyone.
Well That Worked Out Nicely
Obi-One sent a letter of hopey change to Grand Ayatollah Khamenei. Khamenei responded in his speech yesterday. Lets see what he said, huh?
Via Washington Times: "On the one hand, they [the Obama administration] write a letter to us to express their respect for the Islamic Republic and for re-establishment of ties, and on the other hand they make these remarks. Which one of these remarks are we supposed to believe? Inside the country, their agents were activated. Vandalism started. Sabotaging and setting fires on the streets started. Some shops were looted. They wanted to create chaos. Public security was violated. The violators are not the public or the supporters of the candidates. They are the ill-wishers, mercenaries and agents of the Western intelligence services and the Zionists."We would like to officially welcome President Obama to the Super Sekrit Zionist Boooshmchitler Khinspiracy.
Great to have you aboard sir.
What next? No seriously, not kidding now, what's next if hopey/change fails? I mean I'm all for hopey/change if it can work. Maybe Obi-One can knit him a sweater next time?
Singapore Airport Terror Plotter Caught
(Jakarta, Indonesia) A Singaporean identified as Husaini Ismail, an alleged plotter in the 2001 terrorist scheme to crash a plane into Singapore's Changi Airport, has been arrested by Indonesian Police.
A police source close to the investigation said Husaini had moved around Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara, in 2006-07 before settling down in Central Java.Another source reports that all five terrorists involved in the failed Changi Airport plot have now been captured. Also, Husaini Ismail will be prosecuted in Indonesia rather than being deported to Singapore. (More)
“In Sumbawa he tried to build a new community to support his ideas to build an Islamic state in Asia but then we lost him before we found him again in Central Java,” the source said.
New York's Hizbullah Broadcaster Sentenced
Interesting news item... in that it..gives me hope that a certain blogger who posts from his parents basement(HI SAMMY!!) Al Qaeda propaganda might some day see the inside of a federal prison cell also. Well at least I can dream.
U.S. Federal Judge Richard M. Berman sentenced on Tuesday a New York resident who broadcast satellite television programming of the Hizbullah terrorist organization to more than a year in prison. Saleh Elahwal pleaded guilty to providing material support to the terrorist organization's Al Manar news network between September 2005 and August 2006. He was sentenced to a year and five months.
June 23, 2009
China Aims to Steal Green Technology
(Washington) A measure authored by Democrat Rep. Rick Larsen was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives with intentions of protecting intellectual property rights of green technologies ahead of the Copenhagen global warming meeting in December.
The measure was prompted by a belief that the Chinese are aiming to steal green technology and deny the U.S. of "million of jobs" tied to global warming.
Heh. It appears that concerns regarding global warming are secondary to which country gets to profit.
"Sure I want to save the Planet. But first, I want my cut."Some crisis, eh? Logically, if the end-of-the-world scenarios had any validity, nobody would care who profited or received credit for the solution. It's largely a political scam.
Who Will Pay For Obi-One's Cap and Trade?
You will, every month when you get your electric bill.
Via Gateway Pundit: Barack Obama admitted in an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle during the campaign that cap and trade energy policy would "cause electricity prices to skyrocket."Update John at Powerline says
It's funny how talking points and facts change when you're pushing a new ginormous tax on Americans, isn't it?
Obama isn't dumb enough to believe that the many billions of dollars in costs that his proposal will impose on energy companies, etc., will somehow disappear thereafter. But he thinks you are.And why shouldn't Obi-One think that? It was proven in the last election that most wouldn't look behind the glossy color pictures and bright lights.
If Obama thinks that majority are too schtoopid to realize what is about to happen to them, until they get that first bill that is, He's probably just about spot on.
Obama DOESN'T Punt On Iran At News Conference - Updated
You have to be in the game to punt. Obama is sitting on a tailgate in the parking lot listening to the roar of the crowd.
While most of the Press Corps lapdogs try to give the President cover by steering the news conference to safer ground than the events in Iran, Fox News' Major Garrett asks Obama, "What took you so long...[to be 'appalled' at the events in Iran]."
Obama's words (just words) lend legitimacy to the mullahcracy. It's clear that he hopes the regime will be able to smother the second revolution in its crib.
A replay of Tiananmen is all but assured.
Update: Did I say "lapdogs?" I shouldn't have said that. I should have described them as "Mongolian Sluthounds specially trained to fellate their masters."
I-Report Leaks Ahmadinejad Requesting Council Implement "Pure Islamic State"
IF YOU CANNOT SPEAK PERSIAN, PLEASE TWITTER AND RESEND THIS TO OTHERS THIS NEEDS TO BE SEEN BY THE WHOLE WORLD
DISCLAIMER:this video was sent to me from Iran which has video proof of ahmadinejad proposing to change the islamic republic system in IRan at the moment to chane it to a dictatorship where people do not have the right to vote. The Voter Fraud of June 12 is a direct result of this proposition. PLEASE RT
PLEASE USE YOUR FARSI TRANSLATORS TO VERIFY THIS.
I became aware of the vid after Allahpundit posted a request for a translattion via twitter. I then emailed several of Jawa's helpers asking for a translation. I have a summary translation below the fold and also here at Sevenload. It appears to me the video was taken shortly after Ahmadinejad's was elected to his first term of office. I did not see any gray in his beard.
It’s impossible to tell if this is Dinnerjacket’s standard nutty boilerplate about the Islamic paradise eventually conquering the world or if he’s talking about a more specific “plan” for hardliners to assert themselves in Iran....Update II: The video was also uploaded to Youtube in two parts five days ago.
Update III: Jawa Reader Garduneh Mehr is also able to understand the video. Here's his take on it (below the fold).
Garduneh Mehr : Yes I can understand it completely. I'm itemizing the main points below.
1. This meeting [according to AhmadiNezhad] was held in the city of Qom which is the "Vatican of the Mullahs".
2. He fawns upon the cleric sitting to his left saying that he's grateful to Allah for being able to visit this cleric. [The identity of this cleric can be significant. I suspect he maybe AhmadiNezhad's mentor Mesbah Yazdi; but I can not tell for sure.]
3. Then he says "That the Islamic revolution must not be limited in time or space."
4. Throughout he makes intentionally ambiguous references to their "Goals and fondest wishes". [This can only mean one of two things: (a) the subjugation of the planet under the mullahs (b) the coming of their Shiah Messiah "Qa'im" whom they think will conquer the world.]
5. He says: "Fighting corruption and meting out justice is the source of much joy; but the greater joy is when our Primary Goal is achieved. [The same thing highlighted above.]
6. He continues: "All our efforts must be directed towards that Fundamental and Primary objective".
7. "Revolution has found its own way and a new phase has begun."
8. "A difficult period has ended; yet an even more difficult period has begun."
9. He says that he hopes that "this more difficult period will result in that very thing for which we are all anxiously waiting. [This could only mean the coming of their Shiah Messiah. In other words, he sees his plans, his actions, and his goals as being directed solely towards hastening the coming of "Qa'im".]
10. He claims: "A great energy has been released inside and outside Iran which seeks to server the Islamic revolution."
11. "This energy", he continues: "is in need of guidance and administration".
12. "The conditions for everything that we had said and had hoped for, I [AhamdiNezhad] believe are materializing.
13. "This movement needs strong support and strong leadership." [Probably talking about himself.]
14. "The first and best place and time to provide this support is right here in our mutual understanding.. amongst those who have devoted and continue to devote their lives to the materialization of the Islamic rule."
15. "The conditions are perfect; and I for my part ask for your assistance while being your servant as one who was not originally part of this movement. This movement is a gift from Allah."
16. "This movement", he continues "is hopefully the ignition point of great global changes." [At this point there's no doubt in my mind that he is talking about bringing about a global upheaval, perhaps with WMD's, for the purpose of hastening the coming of their Qa'im.]
17. He says that he sees himself as having been given the responsibility
This is a summary transcript of the conversation that took place between Ahmadinejad and Ayatollah Mesbah Yazdi and others in Qom immediately after the elections (23/3/88 Persian calendar).Our translator also added this commentary and some of his opinions to provide us with some additional context.
(note by Howie, the vid looks old to me, but the date above appears to translate to march 3rd of 2009, I'll try and find out)
Apparently Mesbah Yazdi has spoken and it is Ahmadinejad’s turn to speak.
He thanks the audience with common Arabic courtesies:
Ahmadinejad humbly requests that special attention be paid to what he is to say which is about starting pure Islamic rule, not only in Iran but all over the world. He said we had a set back because we were not doing our Islamic duty to pressure people be more enlightened with Mohammadan Islam.
Islamic rule should not and cannot be limited only to Iran. Our efforts to expand it throughout the world are soon to be materialized with the help from God.
Struggle against corruption is of course enjoyable, but the ultimate joy will be the time when we realize the final heart-desired aim. We are always at work to realize that ultimate objective. I believe that revolution is beginning to find its way and a renewed evolution is taking place in it.
The revolution was hard and, began with difficulty, and the road ahead is even harder and more difficult. But this difficult road is exactly what to be expected.
There is enormous energy which has started within the country and is serving the country and is expanding, but needs guidance and supervision/management.
All the things that we have planned and talked about, is becoming a reality.
This plan needs strong ideological and operational support from you. The best place to start it is right here and in front of you. Who have the foresight, passion, experience and fortitude to ensure that it takes shape and becomes a reality.
I think timing is right, all necessary arrangements have been made. I seek your support and help. I am almost nobody compared to you in this struggle, in this grand movement. This is a blessing and is the beginning of a grand evolution in the world. I think this can become a reality. And building Iran as an example for others to follow and be a witness to on the road to realize the grand Islam.
It is possible to accomplish this, otherwise I would not be here sitting with you. Tehran is ready; the university is working on implementing it. Everything is taken care of in Tehran; we need your endorsement and approval.
We also notice that he spoke more with codes. My Persian friend's interpretation is that he was preparing everyone for all out Nuclear war. I asked him to give me his own interpretation late this evening. My own feeling is in the next two weeks, they will do something huge, perhaps a nuclear test to divert the attention. Remember, Ahmadinejad wants to create a situation to sever that Mehdi to appear and make the world straight. At the moment, they are like wounded snakes with nothing to lose. I think the world should be prepared. He and Khameni are getting ready to a major Bing Bang: Here is Ahmadinejad way of thinking:Also here's a .pdf of the Farsi or Persian working transcript for those of you who can read that sort of thing.
To understand Ahmadinejad’s mind set and behavior requires a close scrutiny of the elaborate and intricate theology of Hujetieh Shiism – perhaps the most fundamentalist of numerous Shiite sects.
For our purposes, however, it is sufficient to document the fact that Ahmadinejad is not unhinged. “Unhinged” is a derogatory term for a person who is mentally disturbed. A prominent feature of a mentally disturbed person is the display of contradictory thoughts and behavior. Ahmadinejad’s words, deeds and beliefs show a fully hinged person. He, to the perception of many, may be hinged to a dangerous and faulty hinge. Yet he is hinged.
There is a full internal consistency in Ahmadinejad. Below are a few examples of his sayings, beliefs and actions. Whether one agrees or disagrees with them, they all fit perfectly into a consistent pattern.
▪ He literally believes in the imminent emergence of the Mahdi – the Shiites promised one who is expected to appear to set aright a decadent and wretched world.
▪ He views himself as the vassal of Mahdi, working for him and being accountable to him.
▪ His main task is to prepare the world so to hasten the Mahdi’s coming. If this preparation requires much destruction and bloodshed, so be it.
▪ As a former mayor of Tehran, he developed elaborate detailed plans preparing the city for the arrival of the Mahdi.
▪ He allocated generous sums for extensive road improvement to a mosque at Jamkaaraan near the city of Qum where it is believed the promised Mahdi is hiding in a well since the age of nine over 1100 years ago.
▪ He reportedly visits the well frequently and drops his written supplications into the well for the hidden Mahdi to act upon them.
▪ He has said in private that it was him who asked the Mahdi to inflict the massive stroke on Ariel Sharon.
▪ He sees the Jews as the sworn enemies of Islam. The hostility dates back to the time of Muhammad’s own treatment of the Jews in Medina. At first, expediently, Muhammad called the Jews “people of the book,” and accorded them a measure of tolerance until he gained enough power to unleash his devastating wrath on them.
▪ He says that the Holocaust is a myth. He is, in this respect, in good company with a number of other revisionist claimants.
▪ He wants Israel to be wiped out of the map or transferred to Europe.
▪ In his speech at the UN general assembly, he implored the Mahdi to come and save the world. He claimed that during his speech of some twenty odd minutes, a powerful light enveloped him and all participants were held transfixed unable to move their eyes.
▪ He believes that the earth is Allah’s and all people must either become believers of his brand of Islam or must perish as infidels najis (unclean) who by their very presence defile Allah’s earth.
▪ He believes that this earthly life is passing and worthless in comparison to the afterlife awaiting a devoted and faithful believer. Hence, he holds to the old belief that if a faithful kills and infidel, he goes to Allah’s paradise; and, if the faithful gets killed in the process of serving the faith, again he goes to Allah’s paradise. Hence, it is a win-win proposition for the faithful.
There is nothing “unhinged” about Ahamadinejad’s thinking, statements and actions. They are internally consistent. He is simply a fanatic who is wedded to an extremely dangerous exclusionary system of belief. Humanity must learn that dismissing a fanatic as lunatic or unhinged rather than squarely facing the likes of Ahmadinejad and Hitler will result in great suffering. And in the age of Weapons of Mass Destruction a man with huge sums of petrodollar can indeed serve as the catalyst of total annihilation. It is by far more prudent to err on the side of being an alarmist than a complacent dismissive. Humanity cannot afford to ignore the emergence of the final thereat to its very existence on this planet.
We have requested more translations from others to compare to these and I expect our source may release a more detailed English transcript. He called it a summary which I take to mean some of it is paraphrased. I will update if/when needed.
Yes The Taliban Are A Specially Designated Terrorist Group
But here's news that may surprise most Americans and surviving Taliban victims: The State Department's top diplomat, Hillary Clinton, and her predecessors haven't designated it a foreign terrorist organization. What's it going to take?Except that the Taliban were declared specially designated terrorist entity by President Bush under executive order 13224, see here via Department of Treasury Office of Foreign Asset Control.
The Executive order recognizes the designation of the Taliban as terrorists by the UN resolution 1267 and directs the Dept of Treasury and State to treat them as such.
You can find more security council resolutions about the Taliban here on that mysterious thingy called Google.
You can also do an awesome jawa search here and find out that the designation of the Taliban as terrorists has been the argument we've used to own oh, about 100 websites. But that was back when Booosh was in office and the liberal morons did not give a rats ass about helping defeat the taliban, all they cared about was that we were "oppressing" people who wanted to chop of our heads.
Via Jawa Report: Providing business services, even free ones, to the Taliban violates the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) in the US. Each IEEPA violation of carries a fine of up to $250,000.And you thought we were just Islamophobic?
Providing business services to the Taliban also violates the Charter of the United Nations (Anti-terrorism — Persons and Entities) List, under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 of which Canada & the US have recognized as a legally binding resolution.
It also violates UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1267, of which Canada & the US recognize as binding law. "Asset holders are under an obligation to freeze the assets or economic resources of persons involved in terrorism as listed in the Consolidated List", of which the Taliban are listed.
Sorry to rain on your parade there Fred but you're just wrong. The Obama administration has so far chosen not to reverse any of the Bush Administration's sanctions on the Taliban, so the designation still stands. But thanks for caring.
RIP Ed McMahon
Ed McMahon, whose nearly three decades as Johnny Carson’s sidekick on “The Tonight Show” and innumerable appearances as television pitchman and master of ceremonies made him one of the medium’s most ubiquitous figures, died today. He was 86.
Publicist Howard Bragman told the Associated Press that Mr. McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center surrounded by his family. Bragman didn't give a cause of death, saying only that the entertainer had a "multitude of health problems the last few months."
June 22, 2009
Iran Linked Militia Returns Two Hostages Dead in Gesture of "Goodwill"
Fears were growing for Britain’s three remaining hostages in Iraq after the decomposed bodies of two men were identified as their fellow captives Jason Creswell and Jason Swindlehurst.Goodwill? A gesture of goodwill, you have to be effing kidding me.
Officials in London and Baghdad still hope that Peter Moore, a computer consultant, and two security guards known only as Alan and Alec will be released alive. Sources familiar with the case said that there was a concern that all five men, kidnapped more than two years ago, could be dead....
...A source in Baghdad said that the kidnappers’ decision to give the dead men to Iraqi officials could have been a “goodwill gesture” in response to the freeing earlier this month of an insurgent connected to the gang.
Asaib al-Haq is a tool of the government of Iran. In my experience Iranian backed militias have been very good at keeping hostages a long time. They don't just murder them outright, they want something for them. And unless the word comes from Iran they are held.
There is not doubt that the Iranian regime is directly responsible for these murders.
Surely president Obama will come out with a strong statement condemning Iran for its behavior someday maybe.
Our hearts go out to the families of those killed and those that remain unaccounted for.
I've received some criticism in comments for not running this. Its not that I did not see it. Its just that its hard enough for the families. Add to that its not a very fun post to write you know.
These cases were kept quiet as a tactic to help try and get them back. A policy we think seldom helps.
So to talk it up now after the fact is a day late and a dollar short IMO. But its worth while to express our outrage and sorrow at the murder of these men at the hands of Iran's shadow forces.
Sorry I did not get to it earlier.
More Persecution of Christians in Egypt
I'll go ahead and post this and wait for the Islamist trolls talking about how well the religion of peace and tolerance treat the people of the book.
Via AINA: -- An Egyptian Muslim mob attacked a church on Sunday, 6/21/2009 in the village of Ezbet Boshra-East, El-Fashn, smashing its windows and assaulting Copts with clubs and white weapons, wounding 25 Copts, in the presence and with the instigation of the State Security.Hat Tip: ZIP.
On Monday 6/22/2009, El-Fashn prosecution issued an order for the village priest, Reverend Isaac Castor, to appear before them, on charges of sectarian sedition after three Muslim women accused him of hurling stones at them from inside the church.
Mustafa Abul-Yazeed: al-Qaeda Seeks Pakistani Nukes
And what does he want to do with them? He wants to nuke the US of course.
Afterward Yazeed talks about peace between the US and al-Qaeda. All we have to do is bow to all their demands. Then al-Qaeda will offer a truce say maybe 10 years. After which we will be invited to become Muslims. If we refuse then we can still all get along, all we have to do is submit, admit Islam is the superior religion and pay the Jizyeh.
Er, uh, Yazeed.
I will not submit!
Its time for a YAD policy with al-Qaeda, Your Assured Destruction. We should state that if al-Qaeda uses nukes against us, our response would be an overwhelming glow over the Ummah.
Scary thing is during the cold war we and the Russians actually had some sense. al-Qaeda's death cult interpretation of Islam precludes having any sense. So the only way to deter them is to make sure that their bothers know that if they tolerate them and this happens the last thing they will see is a very bright flash.
Iranian Regime Attacks Protestors
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Riot police attacked hundreds of demonstrators with tear gas and fired live bullets in the air to disperse a rally in central Tehran Monday, carrying out a threat by the country's most powerful security force to crush any further opposition protests over the disputed presidential election.
Witnesses said helicopters hovered overhead as about 200 protesters gathered at Haft-e-Tir Square. But hundreds of anti-riot police quickly put an end to the demonstration and prevented any gathering, even small groups, at the scene.
At the subway station at Haft-e-Tir, the witnesses said police did not allow anyone to stand still, asking them to keep on walking and separating people who were walked together. The witnesses asked not to be identified for fear of government reprisals.
Sandcrawler PSA: Disclaimer, We Love Hate Teh Google
Apparently bloggers are growing fat and happy on incredible piles of crazy blog money that might in some way affect the opinions they write. So therefore the FTC is going to do some kind of crap I dunno.
It would be the first time the FTC tries to patrol systematically what bloggers say and do online. The common practice of posting a graphical ad or a link to an online retailer — and getting commissions for any sales from it — would be enough to trigger oversight.I'm almost positive this is to clear up any confusion about what the motivations of "grass roots" videos from Winner and Assoc. employees that are uploaded during normal working hours are? Don't you?
"If you walk into a department store, you know the (sales) clerk is a clerk," said Rich Cleland, assistant director in the FTC's division of advertising practices. "Online, if you think that somebody is providing you with independent advice and ... they have an economic motive for what they're saying, that's information a consumer should know."
The guidelines also would bring uniformity to a community that has shunned that.
So on to the disclaimer: We at Jawa report earn like almost enough from Adsense to buy a pack of gum. But we hereby declare that we still don't like Google and some of Google's practices much and we're almost positive they feel the same about us.
As for the freebies. Yes anyone who sends us a freebie earns a lifetime of public advocacy and support from all the Jawas cause were cheap slutty internet link hos.
Hat Tip: Weasel Zippers.
I mean don't get use wrong, we use all Google's stuff, that that's why they are teh evil, because of the hegemony.
June 21, 2009
Christians Denied Freedom of Religion at Islamic Events
Hat Tip: er uh that tweety thingy that I really don't get quite yet.
Iran, Tehran: Wounded Girl Dying in Front of Camera
Iranian Mullahs killing innocent women for expressing their political voice.
Religion of something something.
What strikes me that is despite the claim that Iran is a just Islamic Republic, the regime there acts a whole hell of a lot like a bunch of damn commies.
Below the fold. Warning very graphic..
Update: More details on Neda here at Hot Air.
Hat Tip: Michelle.
Seriously it is graphic.
Ahmadinejad: No "Circle of Friendship" For U.S., Britain
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, has told the US and Britain to stop interfering in the country's internal affairs following its disputed presidential election on June 12.I suggest that "Bite me, Mahmoud!" would be an appropriate response.
The US and other Western nations have criticised the police crackdown on the mass protests that followed his re-election and some have backed calls for a recount of ballots.
"Definitely by hasty remarks you will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation," the state-run ISNA news agency quoted Ahmadinejad as saying in a meeting with religious leaders and scholars on Sunday.
"Therefore I advise you to correct your interfering stances."
Demonstrators in Iran strike back
The Mullahcracy thugs, the Basij, have murdered several more people in Iran during Saturday protests. But the brave demonstrators are not lying on their back, they are fighting back. Prayers to the Iranian demonstrators and prayers that the mullahcracy will fall.
Iran News via Twitter - June 21
Taken verbatim from Twitter source, all in the last four hours.
- The country is under virtual martial law(More here and here)
- KHATAMI - The door is still open for this Gov to speak & negoiotiate with us - Sea of Green
- KHATAMI - today - The Law of the Constitution must be respected - The people must decide
- KHATAMI - today - the Gov must refrain from suppressing the nation & people of Iran with force
- KHATAMI - today - beating suppressing and arresting of our people will make the situation worse for the Gov - it must stop
- KHATAMI - The Gov can retain respect by releasing all political prisoners and reinstating communication for the ppl
- Ppl of the world - only because we are silenced does not mean that we are quiet
- Mousavi & Khatami will NEVER back down - if you read that they have, it is a lie
- Today the militia is in the streets, beating innocent ppls, arresting, burning property, making terror
- All of Mousavi websites have been hacked today by the dictator - they fool us and now they want to fool the world!
- Yahoo, Gmail and Hotmail is now completely out of service in Iran [my bold]
Armed Tribesmen Besieging Murdered Yemeni Rabbi's Family after Ruling
Late last year, retired Yemeni Air Force pilot, Abdul-Aziz Al-Abdi., threatened the Jewish community in Amran to "convert or die". Al-Abdi then shot a young Rabbi, Masha al-Nahari, father of nine, in broad daylight. The family's home and the Jewish in general was threatened and pelted with stones, forcing children to withdraw from school. After a sustained effort by Yemeni civil society, especially the HOOD organization, al-Abdi was brought to trial, and sentenced to a fine. Representing the victim’s family, HOOD lawyer, Khaled al-Anesi called the verdict “a scandal". Today upon appeal, the Yemeni court overturned the prior verdict and imposed the death penalty. Currently a crowd of armed tribesmen is besieging the court and threatening the family, lawyers and journalists.
HOOD: An armed tribal group ranging 20-25 is surrounding the court building after the announcement of the Amran Appellate court's ruling today...HOOD has received a call from its lawyers, Masha's defence team before court proceedings, asserting that "they are seized inside the court with some of other journalists and Masha's family members by an armed tribesmen belong to the convicted al-Abdi. Subsequently, HOOD directs a statement to the Interior minister holding him accountable of protecting the safety of all people seized inside the court building.Its not like the police are going to come or anything. The family, lawyers and journalists are trapped inside the courthouse.
June 20, 2009
Tehran Mass Protest - June 20
The number of people is huge and I see no evidence of violence. In fact, it's arguably more orderly than Bourbon Street on Fat Tuesday.
UPDATE(From Newbie):While Tehran burned the man who promisedSmart Diplomacy couldn't decide if he wanted jimmys on his ice cream cone.....decisions...decisions.
The Voice of South Yemen Protesters
This short, effective video captures the voice on the streets of Southern Yemen, where since 2007 protests have been held nearly weekly despite the dozens of deaths that occurred when Yemeni security forces shot into the crowds over and over:
Smoking Dope Causes Cancer
(San Francisco, California) Based upon a review of more than 30 scientific papers, the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment announced yesterday that smoking marijuana causes cancer, making it the same as smoking tobacco with regard to health effects.
Therefore, marijuana businesses with more than 10 employees will have to post warning signs telling everyone of the danger.
It's noteworthy that a British study found a direct link between smoking marijuana and psychotic illnesses such as delusions and hallucinations, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, neuroses and suicidal tendencies.
Therefore, according to the sources, smoking marijuana not only causes people to get cancer but it also makes them crazy. The California Environmental Health Hazard Assessment agency might want to consider also including mention of the the potential for psychotic illnesses on the marijuana warning signs.
June 19, 2009
And Still Yet Another Sandcrawler PSA: Send Our Troops Care Packages (STICKY)
The goal is a friendly competition while attempting to assemble the largest shipment of care packages to the troops ever.
If you'd like to send a care package to the troops, and have it credited to our team, please use this form. Thanks in advance!
Anxiously Awaiting The Mail Today (also Sticky)
For my new copy of Vicki's Claudio's Book entitled A Pastoral Letter to the Captives, and other works: Selected hostage accounts from the Barbary Pirates era.
And the way things look I'll have plenty of time to read that on Fathers day.
Vicki has followed the plight of hostages for a long time, I'm looking forward to that. I've read a portion of it already and I can't wait to finish. Gee I hope she signed it.
Also since the post runs a bit short. Blogging may be light till this afternoon. I've so much to get to, but I'll get back to you Jawas ASAP and if you are that bored. Buy Vicki's book!
Sotomayor Quits The Old Girls Club
WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. Supreme Court justice nominee Sonia Sotomayor has quit her membership in a women’s club.But then read the quote, she claims the club is not sexist and wants to put any "questions" to rest.
The 54-year-old Latina jurist announced her decision to withdraw from the Belizean Grove, effective Friday, in a letter to Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Sen. Jeff Sessions, the committee’s ranking member.
???? What effing questions?
I reckon there will be some now.
For instance WTF is Belizean Grove?
Ohh is see its like a all female illuminati joooish khinspiracy.
Revolutionmuslim.com forum member activity is apparently way way way down.
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The bad news is while entertaining guests and sifting through spam forum accounts I (Yousef) deleted all the members accounts! I am VERY sorryThat's what that mysterious thing called a "backup" is for idiot.....
For the inconvenience and kindly request all our valued members rejoin our forum.
Barek Allah Feekoum,
Akhouk Yousef al-Khattab
Astroturfing The Urban Health Initiative
Mrs. Obama helped engineer the plan to offload low-income patients with non-urgent health needs. Under the Orwellian banner of an "Urban Health Initiative," Mrs. Obama sold the scheme to outsource low-income care to other facilities as a way to "dramatically improve healthcare for thousands of South Side residents."
In truth, it was old-fashioned cost-cutting and favor-trading repackaged as minority aid. Clearing out the poor freed up room for insured (i.e., more lucrative) patients....
...Axelrod's great contribution: re-branding! His firm recommended renaming the initiative after "internal and external respondents expressed the opinion that the word 'urban' is code for 'black' or 'black and poor.' ...Based on the research, consideration should be given to re-branding the initiative." Axelrod and the Obama campaign refused to disclose how much his firm received for its genius re-branding services.
Burqa Ban Sought in France
(Paris, France) Sacre bleu! According to French government spokesman, Luc Chatel:
The government would seek to set up a parliamentary commission that could propose legislation aimed at barring Muslim women from wearing the burqa and other fully covering gowns outside the home.I suggest that the proposal will be met with vigorous rebuttal, including sharp objections by Muslim leaders and thousands of cars torched by mysterious, unidentifiable youths.
“If we find that use of the burqa was very clearly imposed (on women) ... we would draw the appropriate conclusions,” Chatel said.
Now The Taliban Fear Boys Reading as Well as Girls
I reckon if young men learn to read and think for themselves it makes it harder for the Taliban to get them to blow themselves up?
Hey Lets Study!
Aaron has new posts in all categories over at Internet Haganah.
Be sure to go over there and read up.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei To Iranian People, "STFU"
Or else. That's basically what he said.
Via Yahoo: TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's supreme leader said Friday that the country's disputed presidential vote had not been rigged, sternly warning protesters of a crackdown if they continue massive demonstrations demanding a new election.Look I kinda realize that the choice in this election was an Islamic Republic with an A$$hole as president and an Islamic Republic with somewhat less of an A$$hole as president.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei sided with hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and offered no concessions to the opposition. He effectively closed any chance for a new vote by calling the June 12 election an "absolute victory."
The speech created a stark choice for candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi and his supporters: Drop their demands for a new vote or take to the streets again in blatant defiance of the man endowed with virtually limitless powers under Iran's constitution.
What encourages me is that the Iranians are standing up and demanding their voice be heard, they are demanding progress. They are demanding that the state of Iran be sensitive to their needs. Its a damn good lesson if they learn that they can do that, so long as the regime does not pull a Tiananmen Square crackdown.
In the long run it can only be a good thing for the people there to feel empowered and that the regime there needs to serve their interests.
Yeah I was raised by "folk music" lovin hippies and a an old WWII hard drinking dirt farming Hank Williams loving screw them stinking hippies redneck.
Its how I got this way and yes I'm a bit conflicted :)
June 18, 2009
North Korea preparing to fire a missile towards Hawaii on 4th of July?
A Japanese newspaper has reported that North Korea may launch a long range missile towards Hawaii on or around the 4th of July.
I wouldn't be surprised if this report turns out to be true. North Korea has already tried similar stunts on the 4th July only to have their "fireworks" fall in the sea right after launch. Even though North Korea has failed in the past that does not mean anyone should take North Korea's ambitions of producing long range missiles with the ability to hit the US lightly.
If the left is crediting President Obama with the Lebanese election results and the protests in Iran then the left should also credit President Obama with North Korea's increased hostility. After all since Obama took office this year, North Korea has launched short, medium and long range missiles, detonated a nuclear bomb, vowed to convert all it's plutonium into weapons grade material, threatened nuclear war and has several thousand tonnes of chemical weapons.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea may launch a long-range ballistic missile toward Hawaii in early July, a Japanese news report said Thursday, as Russia and China urged the regime to return to international disarmament talks on its rogue nuclear program.
The missile, believed to be a long-range Taepodong-2, would be launched from North Korea's Dongchang-ni site on the northwestern coast, said the Yomiuri daily, Japan's top-selling newspaper. It cited an analysis by the Japanese Defense Ministry and intelligence gathered by U.S. reconnaissance satellites.
The missile launch could come between July 4 and 8, the paper said.[...]
U.S. officials have said the North has been preparing to fire a long-range missile capable of striking the western U.S. In Washington on Tuesday, Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it would take at least three to five years for North Korea to pose a real threat to the U.S. west coast.
A (Small) Glimmer of Hope For Pontiac Loyalists
A local dealer claims that GM retained the rights to Pontiac in order to resurrect the brand once they are out from under the heavy thumb of Obama.
Their first order of business, if this dream comes to fruition, should be to fire the Pontiac executives who decided to replace the Grand Am and Grand Prix models with ugly Eurostyle blandingmobiles (which don't even have real names).
Classic Grand Prix styling versus hideous Eurostyle blandingmobile replacement pics here.
Same Fry That Kill My Father
Hat Tip: Keeper of the Crimson Love Monkey.
Update: PETA OUTRAGED!!!$$$#@@@!!!!
Youtube Not Helping Iranian People Gain Freedom
I'm not sure why the video that goes along with this FOXNEWS story has been blocked in the USA?
But here's another copy.
I've saved it. Of course the only important part is the cell phone footage. I think Youtube has been just been quickly responding to copyright notices from the news agencies.
Which is more than I can say for their actions on al-Qaeda's latest propaganda video from Adam Ghadan. Hell they've even let Azzam have his own channel for five effing days now. And I know they know about it, cause we told them.
Jihadtube the #1 free outlet for al-Qaeda terrorist propaganda......and the #1 outlet helping the mullahs of Iran put a lid on the intenets.
I bet they just feel so good about themselves. Seriously since Obi-One took office Youtube er I mean Jihadtube knows they can carry videos that violate US terrorism laws. Removal of terrorist videos are way down.
Why you'd think the mullahs have a bunch of money invested in Google or something?
If anyone wants a copy of this video in .flv just email Howie. If anyone has the original footage the press is running, also please email Howie and we'll upload it.
Hat Tip: Bartender on Duty.
Previous: First Shooting Death in Iranian Protests.
Update: via comments by Dmartyr.
Its also available at LiveLeak:
With other videos:
The first 3 or 4 pages of Featured videos contains shooting footage from different areas and angles.
Hostages in Yemen Kidnapped by Military Affiliated Jihaddists?
The Yemen Times is reporting a witness who saw the nine kidnapping victims taken by men with long beards, another report of a phone call from the Germans as they were kidnapped, and the Houthi rebel's spokeman Sheik Sabra speculating that Brigadier General Ali Mohen al Ahmar's intermediary to the jihaddists was involved. Also the other news is the doctor in Sa'ada says the three women's bodies were not mutilated. Six remain missing since Friday, a British man and a German family that includes three children under four years old. Yemen Times:
SA’ADA, June 17 — Wahabi religious groups were involved in the kidnapping of the nine foreigners in Sa’ada last Friday, which led to three of them being found dead on Monday, according to a local source from Sa’ada who requested to remain anonymous.The group had been on an outing on a farm in Ghuraz on the outskirts of Sa’ada city on Friday. On their way home, their 4x4 Toyota was intercepted by three armed men with beards in a black Suzuki Grand Vitara...Houthi spokesperson Saleh Habra speculated that Askar Zu’ael who is a local Wahabi religious leader and imam of a mosque in the Ghiraz area where the foreigners were kidnapped is involved. According to the spokesperson, Zu’ael is Ali Muhsin Al-Ahmar’s delegate in charge of jihad affairs.
Al-Ahmar is the military commander of North West Yemen, and is known for his extremist religious positions and relations with Al-Qaeda, he is allegedly in charge of training jihadis in Yemen before sending them to Afghanistan, Iraq among other conflict zones.
In January 2008 Zuail was reported to be Al Ahmar's extremist office manager and " leading Salafi groups that support the army in its fight with Houthis" .
So according to this paradigm, which is not confirmed, members of the state affiliated jihaddist militia captured the Germans, either on their own or on orders (with a motive to start the next war, recall how quickly the Yemeni government blamed the Houthi rebels.)
Now that's the problem right there with state affiliated jihaddst militias, they have a tendency to engage in jihad.
Up to this point, Yemen's deployment of jihaddists against the rebels has been tolerated and apparently not seen as much of a threat. The practice is often sympathetically described as "co-option" of al Qaeda. But the threat is there. Once fanatics get blood on their teeth, they often never lose the taste. Its very hard to back off an ideology that you have already killed for. Once the war is over, where will these trained and indoctrinated killers deploy next?
Fortunately Vinnie eventually released Rusty and went back to the Thorum.
Sandcrawler PSA: A Special Message to the People of Iran
Greetings. As president of United States -- or, if you prefer, the Great Satan -- I have have been following with keen interest the vigorous post-election debate and vibrant political dialogue which has been taking place in your great and noble Islamic Republic of Iran over recent days. It has been both educational and fascinating, and as a sports fan I have thrilled to the pageantry, the suspense, and the fast-paced, hard-hitting action. I have to say It's been as exciting as a double overtime game seven NBA final between the Lakers and Celtics! Like millions of others around the world, I can't wait for the exciting conclusion of your distracting nail-biter so I can finally focus on my big health care project at the office. (Now that's what I call a real crisis!) But no matter who prevails in your hard-fought contest, you can rest assured that I will be out there in the stands watching, and ready to congratulate the team who brings home Tehran's coveted Golden Centrifuge Cup.Read the rest here.
Another Religion of Peas Roundup
Oh that joker Allah, always inspiring "the best" in people.
A Fixed Ticker and Some Other Things
This in from John Jay today. It looks like he'll be with us a for a long time yet to come. With some bad memories but none the less all fixed up.
DOD Protests = Terrorism
Which of the following is an example of low-level terrorism?I figured all those Iranians in the street were the "good guys" and the mullahs and their Hizbollah and Hamas thugs were the "terrorists"?
— Attacking the Pentagon
— Hate crimes against racial groups
Guess I was wrong.
Beginning of the End For Iran's Mullocracy?
An Iranian journalist said, "The important event that took place in Iran is that it wasn't an election; it was a coup d'état. [They] stole 24 million votes of the nation and took them away for themselves. If there were really a winner, they would have to celebrate, but instead they beat people. They performed a coup, but they don't call it a coup."I like the fact that the Iranian people are holding the govenment to its word on Democracy. Yes all the candidates are pre-screened pre-seleted pre-approved. Which if you think about it isn't so different from the way money and political connections required for a candidate here. But now and then in our system an outsider can get in a win without those things. Its getting more rare but it can happen. In Iran not so much.
He continued, "Please don't use the word "fraud" because it is mitigation of what has happened in Iran. Fraud is what was happening in the past 30 years. This is not fraud. They haven't [counted] people's votes. Using the word fraud is like calling a deep cut a small scratch. There was no fraud; it was a coup."
But the mullahs really just give elections to the people as a bone to chew on. The people are tired of chewing that bone and are holding the Mullahs to what they thought was an empty promise of democracy. Pretty darned cool if you ask me.
I guess Booosh was right. People want to be free and democratic and if given an opportunity they'll take it. I imagine having a new, yet struggling, democracy next door in Iraq helps quite a bit.
Hat Tip: Amil.
That's what I love about blogging here, really great people send me stuff and I post it. Its teh awsome!
June 17, 2009
Air France Flight Broke Up In Mid-Air
SAO PAULO – Autopsies revealed fractures in the legs, hips and arms of Air France disaster victims, a Brazilian official said Wednesday. Experts said those injuries — and the large pieces of wreckage pulled from the Atlantic — strongly suggest the plane broke up in the air.
There have been no visible signs of burning or charring on bodies or wreckage, though that doesn't rule out an explosion somewhere outside the passenger cabin, these crash experts told The Associated Press.
...The paper also reported that some victims were found with little or no clothing, and had no signs of burns.
That lack of clothing could be significant, said Jack Casey, an aviation safety consultant in Washington, D.C., who is a former accident investigator. "In an in-air break up like we are supposing here, the clothes are just torn away."
Al-Qaeda in Iraq Leader Arrested
(Baghdad) Last Friday, the leader of Sunni Muslims in the Iraqi Parliament, Haith al-Obaidi, was gunned down along with his bodyguard by a teenage assailant who also killed himself. The "brutal crime" occurred at the Al-Shawaf mosque right after Obaidi led the Sunni worshippers on the Muslim day of prayer.
Today, Iraqi Police arrested the perpetrator of the assassination.
“We received information from one of our sources in Ghazaliyah that the group involved in the assassination were in one house,” Brigadier General Noaman Dakhil Jawad, the commander of the police’s rapid intervention forces in Baghdad, told AFP.Prime Minister Maliki has warned that insurgent and militia attacks would likely increase since the deadline for U.S. troops to withdraw from Iraq's urban centers is only two weeks away. Notably, al-Qaeda in Iraq is blamed for a number of recent violent incidents in attempts to undermine the confidence of Iraqi security forces.
“We prepared our forces, we raided the house, and we arrested the criminal Ahmed Abed Oweiyed.”
Jawad said Oweiyed was the deputy commander of Al-Qaeda’s military wing in Iraq.
“Through intelligence efforts, we tracked down the criminal who masterminded the killing,” he said.
In any event, it's noteworthy that Muslims kill Muslims regardless of what any infidel groups are doing. However, through some distorted logic, the U.S. ultimately gets blamed.
Sweet Jeebus: 60% of Students at Inner City School Flunk 8th Grade...
...and where is this poster child for the outstanding success of government-run education happening?
A startling number of children are falling through the cracks at one Chicago Public School. More than half of the kids didn't even pass the eighth grade. As CBS 2's Jim Williams reports there is fierce debate about who's to blameLooks like the Annenberg Project that Obama and random stranger Bill Ayers were colluding on during that mysterious fog of memory known as the "pre-Obama Era" is still paying dividends for the kids, huh?
MORE GOVERNMENT AND TEACHER UNION INVOLVEMENT is obviously the answer.
Obi-One is Meaner Than a Two Headed Snake
(Translated from redneck to geek that means the force is strong with him.)
Obi-One Not in Kansas Anymore
Angered by White House decisions on everything from greenhouse gases to car dealerships, congressional Democrats from rural districts are threatening to revolt against parts of President Barack Obama’s ambitious first-year agenda.But what really upset me is this comment by one of the Obamamessiah's er uh whatever you would like call this idiot.
“They don’t get rural America,” said Rep. Dennis Cardoza, a Democrat who represents California’s agriculture-rich Central Valley. “They form their views of the world in large cities.”
Frank O’Donnell, executive director of the environmental group Clean Air Watch. “The farm states are among those that the Democrats desperately want to keep in the fold at the same time the farm states historically aren’t very good on environmental issues.”Listen here city slicker, its the effing cities that belch that effing brown haze. That require tons and tons of CO2 each and every effing day.
Rural areas are the environment and we take pretty damn good care of if too while feeding your sorry ass. We don't even need to emit enough gasses overall to make much difference. Because a. there ain't enough of us. b. We're conservative that means we're frugal. While you are idling in traffic, we are actually getting miles and/or work done with our fuel.
Its all our green sucking up your sulpher dioxide and smog. So do us a favor, GTFO of our pocketbook and stop blaming us for the problems your urban environment cause. In fact we should get like a bazillion dollars worth of free carbon credits for doing it.
Christian Murdered for Drinking From Muslim Tea Cup
(Machharkay Village, Pakistan) As he pleaded for mercy, a young Christian man, Ishtiaq Masih, was beaten with rods, clubs and stones then stabbed multiple times for ordering and drinking tea at a Muslim only refreshment stall.
The owner and staff, all fundamentalist Muslims, have been implicated in the attack which Masih did not survive.
The incident occurred on May 9 and, although a complaint was filed against the assailants, it appears the police are not going to make any arrests.
Rest in peace.
June 16, 2009
Sandcrawler PSA: Cyberwar Guide To Helping The Iranian Protesters (sticky)
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From Mere Rhetoric:
A DDOS attack took down Boing Boing a few minutes ago, along with their cyberwar guide to helping the Iranian protesters. The site where they got it from is also offline, although I think that's an account bandwidth issue. In any case, feel free to distribute:Very well distributing...
The purpose of this guide is to help you participate constructively in the Iranian election protests through Twitter.Spread it all around like butter.
1. Do NOT publicise proxy IP's over twitter, and especially not using the #iranelection hashtag. Security forces are monitoring this hashtag, and the moment they identify a proxy IP they will block it in Iran. If you are creating new proxies for the Iranian bloggers, DM them to @stopAhmadi or @iran09 and they will distributed them discretely to bloggers in Iran.
2. Hashtags, the only two legitimate hashtags being used by bloggers in Iran are #iranelection and #gr88, other hashtag ideas run the risk of diluting the conversation.
3. Keep you bull$hit filter up! Security forces are now setting up twitter accounts to spread disinformation by posing as Iranian protesters. Please don't retweet impetuosly, try to confirm information with reliable sources before retweeting. The legitimate sources are not hard to find and follow.
4. Help cover the bloggers: change your twitter settings so that your location is TEHRAN and your time zone is GMT +3.30. Security forces are hunting for bloggers using location and timezone searches. If we all become 'Iranians' it becomes much harder to find them.
5. Don't blow their cover! If you discover a genuine source, please don't publicise their name or location on a website. These bloggers are in REAL danger. Spread the word discretely through your own networks but don't signpost them to the security forces. People are dying there, for real, please keep that in mind...
ABC: 'We Doan Need No Steenkin' Robust Debate'
In response to a letter from Ken McCay of the RNC calling ABC to task for basically whoring their "news" department out to the Obama administration's socialized healthcare juggernaut, ABC senior VP Kerry Smith tries to stake out some common ground:
I hope we can all agree that a robust debate of health care issues and potential policies is in order.Everybody can agree except ABC it seems. Note the message circled in red at the bottom of their entry:
Alright, since making the image big enough to actually READ is apparently beyond the Jawa Report's technology, you can go here to view a larger version. The circled portion reads, "The comments to this entry are closed." Sheesh, kinda ruins the whole comic-irony thingie I had going there, like when Cris Angel showed everyone exactly how to do the toothpick trick...
Aussie Yellowcake for China and Russia
The Australian government is finalizing negotiations with both China and Russia to sell billions of dollars-worth of yellowcake uranium for use, ostensibly, in electric power generation only.
Despite news that China has increased production of nuclear warheads recently, Beijing has committed to a safeguard agreement which reportedly prevents the use of Australian uranium in nuclear weapons. There has been no mention, however, about weapons use of the plutonium extracted through reprocessing of spent fuel.
Russia has not obligated itself to similar measures as the Chinese. Sources say that the Russians are perusing the issue.
Interestingly, while all these negotiations are occurring, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has a bug in his britches to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Ironically, Rudd wants to sell the stuff that's used to make the stuff he wants to eliminate.
I'd suggest that Mr. Rudd order some new britches and then try to un-ring a bell. I'd also suggest that Australian voters elect someone else.
Teacher-Student Sex Offenses Update
In Idaho, a state court has ruled that it is illegal for a middle school teaching assistant, Meagan Belnap, to position an ice cream cone on her lap and have the students come forward and lick it.
In Georgia, the state Supreme Court ruled that teacher-student sex is legal in the appeal of the conviction of Melissa Chase, teacher and coach, who mixed it up with a 16-year-old girl.
In Texas, a dance teacher and Mexican citizen, Sandra Borrego, was sentenced to probation for conviction on 22 counts of child sex assault of a 13-year-old boy in the school cafeteria.
Diamond Accessories Missing after Lohan Photo Shoot
Police say they are investigating the disappearance of more than $400,000 worth of jewelry from a photo shoot involving Lindsay Lohan in London on June 6....I'm sure its just a mixup. I mean maybe she just blacked out again and left em at Jack's. Probably doesn't even remember.
...Lohan's representative told CNN the actress was "happy to cooperate," and that "No one has contacted Lindsay" about the investigation.
Besides they don't match that smashing ankle bracelet anyway.
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Being such a whore makes me feel so dirty and ashamed....
But think of the hits!
Newbie here ............THANK YOU!
Jimmah to Obi-One, Please Make Nice With Hamas
Former President Jimmy Carter will urge the Obama administration to remove Hamas from the terrorist list, FOX News has learned.Jimmah? WTF is wrong with you? Remove Hamas from the list of specially designated terrorist entities and you have just justified the murder of of your fellow Americans.
Carter, a chief defender of the U.S.-designated terror group, said he will meet with officials in the Obama administration in two days to discuss his latest trip to the Middle East.
Carter said he feels personally responsible that American weapons were used to fight in Gaza Strip last year, when Israeli Defense Forces entered the strip to stop the launch of rockets from there into Israel.
Carter was visiting with Hamas leaders to try to persuade them to accept the international community's conditions for ending its boycott of the Islamic militant group.
The international community has asked Hamas to recognize Israel, renounce violence and accept previous peace deals as part of ongoing efforts for Palestinians overall to acquire their own country. Hamas has refused
To remove them, prior to gaining any concessions, like say an empty promise not to kill any more Joooos or Americans is certifiably insane.
Go build a f*ucking house, you had your shot at the presidency Mr. Carter and you sucked royally. If Obi-One does this he will at last rival you for that absolute sucking sound that comes when America is on its knees to terrorists demands.
Hat Tip: Writermom.
Update: I mean Jimmah didn't even get it when they tried to blow him up.
Yemen Hostages in Saudi Arabia?
Regarding the nine western hostages in Yemen: three nurses have been found dead. The missing are two men, three children and their mother. Yemeni forces continue to search for them. I have been concerned that al Qaeda had a new hostage taking method in the works since the Saudis found that cave on the Saudi/Yemeni border (somewhat near the kidnap site) that had rooms or holding cells in it, clearly designed to imprison captives.
In that kind of scenario, the kidnapped group needs to be smaller than nine for logistical considerations. The Saudis must be frantically checking their side of the border, yes? If we are assuming the remaining six are still alive, which we must, there is NO reason to assume they are still in Yemen. The merger of the Saudi branch of al Qaeda with the Yemeni branch means there is no border in these kind of operations, and the indigenous terror resources of both branches are available to the unified group. Cave article below the fold:
Alshaq Alawasat, dtd June 09:
The main cave was used by members of the cell for the storage of arms and foodstuffs, and occasionally as a temporary place of shelter also. The cave is located 155 km or two hours from the city of Abha, which is the capital of the Asir province. The cave is one of a series of small isolated caves in the Sarwat mountainside, which stretches from the Western region of Saudi Arabia to Yemen. This mountain range is 1000 meters above sea level at its lowest point and 2200 meters above sea level at its highest...
The Al Qaeda cell did not even discount the possibility of escape from the security authorities by use of parachute (ed- hang gliders? ?) , and Asharq Al-Awsat has learnt that a number of the cell members were intending to use parachutes in order to jump from the high mountainside and land safely in an effort to escape the security authorities.
The location chosen for the cave indicates that it was to be used as a safe house for their operations, and may have been used to imprison hostages, and film them for propaganda purposes, as well as in order to shelter the cell members from the security forces.
Enchanting: ABC News Announces Plans to Become Official Obama Propaganda Outlet
Because it's every allegedly "objective" news organization's "patriotic duty" to act as a mouthpiece and advocate for the Democrat Party and its agenda.
Don't you wingnuts listen? The President said it's a crisis. That must mean there is a crisis and that only his proposed solutions are the right ones. It's time to shut up, silence dissent and MARCH, people. For the children.
Apparently, the revolution will be televised...by Charlie Gibson and the Official Enchanted Media Outlet of the Obama Administration.
So ABC and NBC have both gone down on their knees and become the American versions of Pravda (with the sole exception of Jake Tapper, perhaps). Now all that's left is for CBS to implant Katie Couric in the WH for six months for a new reality TV/news series called "Living with the Obamas." Coming soon for fall sweeps!
Bias? What bias, wingnuts?
New Improved Transparent White House
Obama blocks list of visitors to White HouseHeh, he must be meeting with Hellibacon then.
Good News: Nork's Nukes More Powerful
The U.S. intelligence community believes that North Korea tested a nuclear device last month with an explosive yield of several kilotons, considerably more powerful than its first test nearly three years ago.I reckon someone needs to show Kim Jong Ill the true meaning of the term megaton, but that's just me.
In a brief statement, the office of Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair said, "The U.S. Intelligence Community assesses that North Korea probably conducted an underground nuclear explosion in the vicinity of P'unggye on May 25, 2009. The explosion yield was approximately a few kilotons. Analysis of the event continues."
Jawa Report Zionist Khinspiracy Intermission
How did Robert Palmer get advance knowledge of 9/11? Oh well he's dead now, most likely silenced by a Mossad false flag operation.
Hat Tip: Guest, Azzam's bad gay lover.
Calls for a second round of "I'm sorry" with a chance of "I didn't know" in the afternoon.
Update: The "Ye Old Fart" fawa issued against Barry.
A fatwa to the first comment that knows why this is written like this. Ya old farts.
Fake Fake Fake Fake Fake
It looks like Reliapundit is going for a Fatwa!
Hat Tip: herr Oyal.
June 15, 2009
Released Gitmo detainees make a splash in Bermuda
First Shooting Death in Iranian Protests
Iranian police shot and killed a protester today at a rally in support of Mirhossein Mousavi.
Update: Via Hot Air there may have been up to 50 deaths already in these protests. These numbers cannot be confirmed as yet. I've updated the post to indicate this is the first report of a protesters being shot. There are other reports of protesters being beaten to death. I've been out of the loop for a few days. Bear with me as I get back on top of things.
The son of the Former Shah of Iran has released the following statement here.
Saturday, June 13th, 2009More updates here.
Today the world is witnessing the demonstrated anger of millions of Iranians against a regime that denies their most basic rights, including the right to choose leaders who could improve their abysmal condition.
There is no exit from this condition, so long as one man appropriates onto himself the “power of god” and controls the judiciary, the media, the security forces and, through direct and indirect appointees dictates the only candidates claiming to represent an impoverished and disenfranchised people.
Today I stand united with my fellow Iranians and call for the end of the Islamic Republic, or any other prefix in front of the name of my beloved Iran that indicates theocracy or any other form of disregard for democratic and human rights.
I caution the world that offering any incentives or “carrots” to the theocracy under these circumstances is an affront to the people of Iran. This is not a time for short-sighted, self-defeating tactical games. This is the time for the free world to stand true to its principals and support the people of Iran’s quest for democracy and human rights.
Hat Tip: Garduneh.
Video of the shooting below the fold.
Update II: Image of the slain man here at FOXNEWS (GRAPHIC).
Update by Kyros: Here's a video of the shooting.
Taliban commander with links to Iranian Revolutionary Guards killed in airstrike
This story may be a few days old but whenever the taliban are sent to
paradise hell, it's always worth to post.
A taliban commander, Mullah Mustafa, with links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards was killed along with 16 other taliban terrorist scum. Live Leak
The US-led coalition said Wednesday it used a precision air strike to kill a Taliban commander with reported links to Iran's Revolutionary Guards and up to 16 militants with him in western Afghanistan.
The strike was called in against Mullah Mustafa, who commanded about 100 men, in the western province of Ghor on Tuesday, the US military said in a statement.
The More..militant was targeted while he was travelling. "When he stopped in a remote area, he was joined by multiple militants," it said.[...]
The statement said the commander "had recently met with senior Taliban leaders, and reportedly had connections to Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps -- Quds Force."
Liberals Opposing Liberals - Wind Farm vs. Indiana Bat
(Charleston, West Virginia) A lawsuit has been filed in federal court by environmental and animal rights groups asking that a West Virginia wind farm comply with the Endangered Species Act to protect the Indiana bat.
The activists want the project halted until the issue is resolved.
The Animal Welfare Institute and Mountain Communities for Responsible Energy want Beech Ridge Energy LLC to obtain an endangered species permit to construct the 23-mile-long wind farm designed to operate with 124 wind turbines, each 390 feet tall.
Apparently the wind farm is "within miles" of known Indiana bat habitat.
Go at it, guys. I'll make popcorn. (More)
Pocket Knife Control
(Washington) A new law proposed by the Customs and Border Protection Agency will widen the definition of "switchblade" to include pocket knives. Therefore, my dinky pocket knife, which I usually carry everywhere, will become a switchblade, ostensibly a weapon, in the eyes of law enforcers.
What's next? Pens and pencils? After all, they are pointy.
Taliban Crash Wedding
JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Taliban fighters beat musicians, shaved their heads and left them tied to trees overnight because they performed at an Afghan wedding, a village tribal chief said Monday, a sign of the fighters' growing influence.What? They only beat them, destroyed the instruments and promised to kill them if they play music again.
While in power from 1996-2001, the Taliban banned music as un-Islamic.
Must have been some of those moderate Taliban we're always hearing about.
Seven Western Hostages Murdered in Yemen- likely by al Qaeda- Update: Six Alive?
There are conflicting reports coming out of Yemen on the status of nine foreign hostages kidnapped days earlier in Sa'ada, Yemen. One report says three hostages were killed, most say seven were murdered- shot not beheaded and two children were left alive. Another very new report from Yemen says six have been recovered alive.
Looking to the question of who murdered them, the least likely group is "tribesmen" who have kidnapped nearly 200 this decade. All those kidnappings were announced at once and all hostages were released unharmed after negotiations with the government. The next least likely is the Shiite rebel group, the Houthis. In four years of war, the rebels have mingled with civilians but never targeted them, and they never engaged in any kidnappings. A more possible culprit is the Yemeni Political Security Organization which has previously, it is said, created terror attacks against western tourists in order to gain counter terror funding for the regime. The most likely actor is Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), which has claimed credit for all the prior lethal attacks on tourists. Although the Yemeni government has taken great pains to pin the kidnappings and now the murders on the Shiite rebels, it doesn't jive with history. The victims were associated with a Baptist medical team and were found in an area where a Baptist doctor was killed by al Qaeda in 2002. They were taken from a zone well controlled by the Political Security that would inhibit access by the rebels, but allow it by terrorists. (The Yemeni government has engaged the services of al Qaeda linked terrorists as mercenaries against the Shiite rebels in the Sa'ada governorate.)
Check back for updates. Previous reporting and current links below the fold:
Seven Hostages found dead in Yemen The National
Three hostages found dead, six alive Yemen Online
Arabic statement from rebel leader denying kidnapping Armies of Liberation
Fat Bastage & Traitor Adam Ghadan Releases Message
Sorry we haven't got to this earlier but we have lives and we're not falling all over ourselves to hear an fat irrelevant terrorist traitor blow his horn.
Via Laura Mansfield.
A new message from American Al Qaeda spokesperson Adam Gadahn, who now goes by the name Azzam, was released this morning by As Sahab.Yeah. its pretty embarrassing that this POS is still wasting perfectly good oxygen.
The video is titled "Let's continue our jihad and sacrifice". The message is primarily focused on Palestine.
In the message, Gadahn acknowledges his Jewish anscestry, saying "Your speaker has Jews in his ancestry, the last of whom was his grandfather. My grandfather was a Zionist, and a zealous supporter of the usurper entity, and a prominent member of a number of Zionist hate organizations."
He points out that he is eligible for Israeli citizenship, but rejects it, saying "Isn't it embarrassing and shameful enough for a person to carry thhe citizenship of Amerrica?"
Laura's subscribers can download the whole video from her site.
But why not use the #1 free outlet for al-Qaeda terrorist propaganda......Youtube.
(yes you may smacky that, if it goes down and you need a copy just email Howie, no problem)
Update: If anyone is interested in this tough economy, you can get yourself a cool one million bucks for Adam.
Hat Tip: Jane.
This Day Will be Long Remembered
It has seen the end of Ahmadinejad, and will soon see the end of the Rebellion
The great Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and wrote about dozens of revolutions in the course of his life. He has, perhaps, seen more revolutions than anyone in the history of the world. He knew, while he lived, revolutions better than anyone.
Obi-One sure is turning out to be an effective tool for the Empire, he was credited last week with turning the elections in Lebanon. Now this week, the people of Iran have rejected Ahmadinejad.
Though the results are disputed by short stuff. The demonstrations and speculation of a coup in Iran run rampant.
Clearly Obi-One's Hope/Change has taken hold abroad and young people are looking the chosen one to lead them out of tyranny.
Via Hot Air: if Iran’s kids are expecting The One to walk away from nuke negotiations in protest of the coup, they’re kidding themselves. For one thing, that’s something Bush would do, and of course Bush was never, evah right. For another, if Obama walks away then he’s essentially betting all his chips on a full-blown counterrevolution to erupt and topple the regime.Obi-One cannot escape his destiny. He must face Ahmadinejad.
I don't know if Obama is really that big a factor, but his supporters seem to think so. And hey, he's the one who ran for leader of the free world. So if he can pull off essentially two bloodless coups in a week, more power to him.
Just remember, twice the pride, double the fall.
June 14, 2009
Yemen Rebels Deny Kidnapping Foreigners
The rebels say it occurred next the headquarters of the Political Security (the secret police) in central Sa'ada. However like every other group in Yemen, when news hits the western media, the rebels were unable to put out a statement in English. Ergo, yet more bad google translation:
Houthi deny that any of the sons of Saada relationship is responsible for the kidnapping of German. Power is the power (the government) bears full responsibility for their fate. The area where it was said that they had kidnapped them (Graz) is next to the Political Security in the heart of the city of Saada. We emphasize that the charge for us is null and false accusation and slander is a matter of political vindictiveness, which is evidence of the bankruptcy (of the regime).
Of course the Reuters report is by Mohammed Saddam, Yemeni President Saleh's personal translator, and the report that Shiite rebels kidnapped them came from the military. The Saada War has raged since 2004. The rebels have never kidnapped anyone or targeted civilians in that time (unlike the Yemeni government which bombed the hell out of quite a few cities and kidnapped hundreds, if not thousands, of civilians including children.)
Beside government kidnapping, tribal kidnapping is also common in Yemen, usually the demand is the release of relatives held as hostages by the government. And normally when tribesmen kidnap foreigners, they call it in, the hostages call home, everybody drinks tea and waits. No one gets hurt, and sooner or later, the tribal relatives are freed and so are the western hostages.
But this is the first case in years where the kidnappers have not immediately identified themselves and their demands. I'm starting to get worried they are going to wind up to be with al Wahishi (Al Qaeda in the Arabia Peninsula):
Reuters: Earlier on Sunday a government source said nine foreigners, including seven Germans, were kidnapped in the Saada area of north Yemen...The source said one of the Germans was a doctor at a local hospital which the other Germans, including his three children, were visiting. The defense ministry said in its online newspaper "September 26" that Saada rebels carried out the kidnapping... A source among the rebels of Saada's Houthi clan, members of a Shi'ite sect, denied that they did the kidnapping..
I don't know who has them. The Houthi rebels seem unlikely susupects. But it is a deviation in the pattern of tribal kidnappings that have occurred since 2000.
Castro's Son Hoaxed by Internet "Babe"
(Miami, Florida) One of Fidel Castro's sons, Antonio Castro, developed an Internet love affair with what he thought was a Colombian woman named Claudia Valencia.
Antonio and "Claudia" began chatting last October on the Tagged social networking site and their relationship grew from friendly to steamy sexy.
Unfortunately for Antonio, "Claudia" was actually Luis Domínguez, a 46-year-old Cuban-born Miamian, who launched the ploy to demonstrate that the Cuban security system is penetrable. In fact, Antonio breached Cuban security procedures by conveying travel and security plans to cyber-girlfriend Claudia. Dominguez exposed the sting on Americateve TV in Miami. (More)
Sex Offenders Are Everywhere
You can find out where registered sex offenders are by checking the National Sex Offender Registry. Always know where your children are and who they're with.
If you see the man pictured below in your neighborhood, make your children come inside immediately.
Especially the fourteen year olds.
June 13, 2009
Send in the Clowns
And the circus begins:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A convicted terrorist can sue a former Bush administration lawyer for drafting the legal theories that led to his alleged torture, ruled a federal judge who said he was trying to balance a clash between war and the defense of personal freedoms.Plot acts of terror and get yourself supplied with a traitorous lawyer who convinces a retardate judge to let you sue. Is this a great country or what?
Where is this idiot judge from?
Where else, San Francisco.
Saturday Afternoon Mellow-nicity
Ever wonder how bands without huge recording contracts and the resultant mega-millions to spend on promotion get the word out?
Used to be they didn't, but now, the Intertubes come to the rescue with sites like Obscure Sounds - a little background, a review, and, best of all, samples to click 'n' play.
June 12, 2009
Prettier After Drinking
A new technology gets women to shed their clothes as you drink beer.
Heh. Just in time for the weekend.
USS Cole CDR Lippold: Obama Putting National Security Second
Truth to power:
Washington, DC – Kirk S. Lippold, Former USS Cole Commander and Senior Military Fellow at Military Families United, released the following statement concerning the recently reported news that the Obama Administration is nearing a deal to send a considerable portion of the estimated 100 Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay to Saudi “terrorist rehabilitation centers.”
“The impact of turning Yemeni detainees over to either Saudi Arabia or Yemen is an unacceptable compromise to our national security. Saudi Arabia has proven ineffective in rehabilitating terrorists and Yemen has consistently proven to be an untrustworthy and unreliable partner in the war on terror.
Transferring Yemeni detainees to Saudi Arabia will inevitably lead to more terrorists on the battlefield. It will endanger the lives of our military for a second time. Currently, one in seven former GITMO detainees has rejoined the fight. If President Obama transfers these detainees to Saudi Arabia or Yemen, he is putting the national security interests of the United States second to nations that still form the cradle of al Qaeda recruiting efforts and their campaign of terror. In addition, this transfer says to our troops and their families that the campaign promise to close GITMO is more important than their safety and their lives.
The lenient treatment of those who attacked USS Cole is the starkest evidence of the Yemeni government’s complicity in supporting those who carried out the attack. The lead co-conspirator, al Badawi, is currently held in minimal security, if in jail at all. The government’s joke of a trial, where he received the death penalty and then escaped twice before being recaptured, demonstrates their inability to even wage the most basic war tactics against al Qaeda. The USS Cole families and many of America’s military families have already paid too dear a price in the war on terror. With each detainee transfer, it becomes more and more evident that the President’s priorities do not lie with our men and women in uniform and those who bear the burden and the sacrifice of the War on Terror – the families.”
Obama: Not Even Bothering to Hide it Anymore
Obama has apparently become so confident in receiving cover from the lapdog press that he can be as brazen as he wants to be helping out his cronies [emphasis added]:
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.Welcome to the Gulag.
Obama's move follows an investigation by IG Gerald Walpin finding misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group led by Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star.
Expect this story to have a svery short half-life.
Al Qaeda Moving from Pakistan to Somalia and Yemen
Well we knew that was coming. Al Qaeda in Somalia and Yemen, on both sides of the Bab al Mendab an international shipping choke point, is a bad prospect. Numerous ships from the NATO anti-piracy fleet are patrolling the waters. Maritime attacks are the hallmark of Yemeni al Qaeda.
There's quite a terror infrastructure in Yemen- recruiting, finance, transit, documentation etc. Al Qaeda has the freedom to operate in Yemen and the jihadist ideology is promoted by the state media and government preachers. There are many long standing relationships with sympathetic officials, not limited to the security or military.
NYT: American officials say they are seeing the first evidence that dozens of fighters with Al Qaeda, and a small handful of the terrorist group’s leaders, are moving to Somalia and Yemen from their principal haven in Pakistan’s tribal areas. In communications that are being watched carefully at the Pentagon, the White House and the Central Intelligence Agency, the terrorist groups in all three locations are now communicating more frequently, and apparently trying to coordinate their actions, the officials said...
Today I published a 22 page list of "al Qaeda in Yemen captures and arrests 2002-2009" at my place, Armies of Liberation. If you want to take a gander, its there. Keep in mind though, nearly all have been released again.
June 11, 2009
San Francisco - Toughest Recycling Law in U.S.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted this week to impose the nation's most comprehensive composting and recycling law on city residents, effective this fall. Failures to comply will result in $100 fines but officials say they won't start fining people for a while.
The legislation calls for every residence and business in the city to have three separate color-coded bins for waste: blue for recycling, green for compost and black for trash.Currently, the law merely defines required behavior for trash disposers and penalties for violations. Not addressed is enforcement. (More)
Irrelevant Crazy Arab Dictator Compares US to al Qaeda
Wait, you mean Ghadaffi's still alive?
"What difference is there between the American attack on our homes in 1986 and bin Laden's terrorist actions?" he asked. "If bin Laden has no state and is an outlaw, America is a state with international rules."Bombing Ghadaffi for supporting terror and using innocent civilians as a missile to kill other innocent civilians are really six of one and a half a dozen of the other, right?
Letterman's Non-Apology to Sarah Palin
I'm less than horrified at the original insult, but Treacher has the goods on the non-apology apology offered by Letterman.
Fwank Fwies Into a Snit
Master grafter Barney Frank reacts to some semi-tough questioning from an unusual source: CNBC.
PMS or menopause? You decide.
Chastity Bono Becoming a Sonny
According to Chastity Bono's publicist, the daughter of Sonny and Cher wants to become a man. Reportedly, she's in the early stages of changing gender.
It's not clear whether Chaz will continue to be a lesbian at the core or if she will become a gay male as happened recently with another lesbian gender-switcher.
Of course, the situation does prompt a question. If Chastity continues to be attracted to females after her gender switch, will she then be categorized as heterosexual? If so, she'll switch her sexual orientation without actually switching her sexual orientation --- uh, or something like that.
Well looks like
Thursday's legislation gives the FDA power to evaluate the contents of tobacco products and to order changes or bans on those that are a danger to public health. The agency could limit nicotine yieldsNicotine related drug violence soon to follow.
Which is cool, cause dying in a hail of gunfire while swimming the Rio Grand with a carton of "real Marlboros" is much more romantic than say COPD.
Answer: Apparently So
Armed cops patrolling Heathrow Airport have been banned from wearing tiny Union Jack badges in support of British troops.
Top brass claimed the tie-pin badges - which cost £1 with proceeds going to the Help for Heroes charity - were OFFENSIVE.
But one officer asked: "How can the Union Jack be offensive?
"This ruling is even more absurd coming this weekend on the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
"We must be the only country ashamed to display our national flag."
The Racist President of Yemen
Below the fold is a very short vid with English subtitles of the President of Yemen laughing at his opponent, the former president of South Yemen, and saying he looks Indian. Then the President of Yemen says that the Yemeni citizens in the South areas of Yemen are all descended from Somalis anyway. He promises to crush them. Watch....
They're Baaaack: British Terror Supporters Re-launch al-Muhajiroun, Dedicated to "Raising Flag of Islam over Downing Street"
A group of terror supporters in the UK have relaunched an organization dedicated banning criticism of Islam, beheading "blasphemers", and killing adulterers.
The new and improved al-Muhajiroun will once again be led by Anjem Choudary, chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers. The organization was originally founded by Omar Bakri Muhammad who was recently convicted in absentia by a Lebanese court of helping train al Qaeda's local affiliate. He has also been banned from reentering the UK.
The group disbanded after a conference at Finsbury Park Mosque sponsored by al-Muhajiroun in which indicted terrorist Abu Hamza al-Masri praised the 9/11 hijackers and Bakri Muhammad refused to condemn them. Later, Choudary and other followers of Bakri Mohammad founded two successor organizations -- al Ghurabaa and The Savior Sect -- both of which were banned by the UK government.
Recently the group has been calling themselves simply the followers of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah -- a reference to the Salaafi, or the earliest followers and companions of Muhammad. Several offshoots of the group operate in the U.S., most prominently the Islamic Thinkers Society of New York. Other American fellow travelers include Samir "Inshallahshaheed" Khan of Charlotte and and Youssef al-Khattab of New York.
Evidence suggests that a number of the local chapters of the Islamic Society of North America are heavily influenced by adherents to the Bakri/al-Masri version of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah.
Dozens of Bakri Mohammad's followers have been jailed for various terror related offenses. Bakri Muhammad himself faces the death penalty in Lebanon for his al Qaeda related activities.
The fact that Anjem Choudary now feels comfortable enough to relaunch an organization with so many links to terror says much about the present state of British society.
Established in 1996, Al-Muhajiroun has long been regarded as one of the most influential Islamic organisations to have pierced the United Kingdom. For almost a decade it struggled in its quest to re-establish the mighty Islamic State and moreover see the black flag of Islam fly high over 10 Downing Street; it also strived to confront the ills of society and invite the masses to the Deen of al-Islam as a complete way of life, and was extremely successful in doing so.Bonus: they leave convicted al Qaeda supporter Omar Bakri Mohammad's phone number as a point of contact.
Following months of contemplation and research Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad, the former worldwide Ameer of Al-Muhajiroun, notably declared his change in aqeedah and subsequently Al-Muhajiroun also became a prominent front for the sect Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama'ah, continuing to struggle in its confrontation against man-made law.
In late 2004, due to significant circumstances (post 9/11), Sheikh Omar Bakri Muhammad dissolved Al-Muhajiroun and consequently this highly influential organisation was unfortunately disbanded.
However, we would like to declare that after almost 15 years since the establishment of Al-Muhajiroun, and 5 years since its disbandment, Al-Muhajiroun is to be re-launched in the United Kingdom and to resume its activities as normal.
Omar Bakri Muhammad's phone number: 00961 7095 7759.
Double bonus: if you want to hear Anjem "Islam is a religion of terror" Choudary debate Douglas Kear Murray on the merits of Islamic law for the UK, you can see it at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square from 6pm - 9:30pm on June 17th. Be prepared to hear some pretty disgusting stuff.
Palis Murder Son Because He Was ... Collaborating With Israel
The good news? The Palestinian Authority has arrested the family members that murdered the 15 year old boy for "collaborating with Israel".
The bad news? Had the Palestinian Authority got to him first, they would have tried and then executed him themselves.
The Palestinian Authority security forces announced that they have arrested a number of the boy's family members in connection with the killing.Israel's "partners in peace" at work.
The victim was identified as Raed Wael Sawalha.
PA security sources said the suspects confessed to the killing, claiming that they decided to kill Masalha because of his alleged connections with the Israeli authorities.
Secret White House Document Reveals Jewish Control Over Information Flow
For the first time, this classified White House information flow chart can be revealed.
"Them Jews ain't going to let him talk to me," -- Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
Rusty Now "Jedi Czar"
Personally I was jonesing for "Babe Czar", but we take what we can get.
Carter Met with Terror Leader? (UPDATE: Confirmed)
UPDATE 6/11/2009 10:24 AM: Confirmed, Jimmay did in fact meet with the leader of the terrorist group which has killed more Americans than any other next to al Qaeda.
--- Begin original 6/10/2009 post ---
That's what Debbie Schlussel is reporting. Here's the gist of it:
U.S. President Jimmy Carter--who previously met with and feted top HAMAS officials--just met with Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, the spiritual leader of Hezbollah. Carter's son, James, accompanied him, and the meeting took place in Beirut.Hizbollah, it should be noted, holds second place in the coveted "Killed the most American infidels" race.
Now, is the report to be believed? I don't see it in the MSM, but maybe Carter was trying to keep this one quiet? Perhaps yet another case in point where Carter is under the impression that his charisma could somehow bring peace to a conflict started over a thousand years ago by Muhammad on the Arabian Peninsula?
Her source, though, is Arab. And while it is anti-Hizbollah .... did I mention it's Arab? If you've ever been to the Middle East or paid attention to the Arab media, you know what I'm talking about.
So, it sounds like it could be true. If it is, it's yet one more despicable act in a lifetime filled with despicable acts by Jimmy Carter [always in the name of peace and the greater good, of course].
Let me know if you see anything else that would confirm it.
Thanks to Shy Guy.
This is Not the Kool-Aid You're Looking For
Heh, pretty funny.
Personally I prefer Tropical Punch over Obama-Berry myself.
Hat Tip: Radio Equalizer.
June 10, 2009
War on Terror Officially Over: Terrorists Lawyering Up on Battlefield
Um, okay, this is disturbing:
For, the Obama Justice Department has quietly ordered FBI agents to read Miranda rights to high value detainees captured and held at U.S. detention facilities in Afghanistan, according a senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee. “The administration has decided to change the focus to law enforcement. Here’s the problem. You have foreign fighters who are targeting US troops today – foreign fighters who go to another country to kill Americans. We capture them…and they’re reading them their rights – Mirandizing these foreign fighters,” says Representative Mike Rogers, who recently met with military, intelligence and law enforcement officials on a fact-finding trip to Afghanistan.Seriously, read the rest.
Thanks to Drew M.
I haven't been all that excited over earlier (failed) efforts to nix the phrase "War on Terror". Arguing semantics are rather pointless when you're bombing a suspected terror hideout.
I didn't even mind the notion that in the future we would focus more on law enforcement than military operations since much of what is done under the surge strategy is, in reality, nothing more than the application of community policing and broken glass theory on a very very very large and foreign scale.
But if this is true, it's downright scary. As the article goes on to explain, the first thing Khalid Shiekh Mohammad --- the mastermind of 9/11 --- asked for upon being turned over to the U.S. was that he wanted a lawyer.
Coming soon to a T.V. near you: Law and Order: Afghanistan.
Carrie Prejean Deflowered
Carrie was canned for missing contracted events. But you know the way she was treated I don't really blame her.
Via CNN: LOS ANGELES, California - Carrie Prejean has been dethroned as Miss California USA for "contract violations," including missing scheduled pageant events, according to a state pageant official.Related:
Prejean, 22, retained her title last month despite a controversy over topless photos, missed appearances and her statements against same-sex marriage.
Runner-up Tami Farrell, who was Miss Malibu, will immediately assume the Miss California USA title, state pageant Executive Director Keith Lewis said.
"This was a decision based solely on contract violations, including Ms. Prejean's unwillingness to make appearances on behalf of the Miss California USA organization," he said.
Update: Thanks to Rsluty for improved headline.
Update II: Prejean charges she offered 140Gs to to pose semi-nekkid for Playboy through the Miss USA pageant. Also she did a Special Olympics appearance without "clearance"?
via Hot Air: Prejean claims pageant honcho Keith Lewis actually asked her last month if she would take two gigs — appearing on “I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!” and PlayboyWow those are some serious offenses. What Miss USA doesn't like "special" people?
Two Shot at D.C. Holocaust Museum [Update: Shooter White Supremacist]
Radio and TV reporting that shots fired at National Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. At least two shot.
I'll just go ahead and lay the odds at 2:1 that the suspect's name will be something like Joe Smith, but then in 48 hours we'll learn that he recently changed his name to Ahmed al-Jihad. Yet we'll also be told that that authorities are perplexed at what possibly could have motivated him.
2:1 odds aren't that great, actually. It still leads a lot of room for some other explanation. Say some skinhead? But that's the way the Jawa in-house bookies are calling it.
Thanks to multiple people.
UPDATE: He fired shots at guards, they returned fire.
UPDATE: Conflicting reports. Either the shooter entered with a rifle or a shotgun and opened fire, guards returned fire. One guard seriously wounded (prayers), the shooter also wounded (hopefully he dies).
The Consulate of Israel called the shooting at the holocaust museum"disturbing" and said it seemed "someone didn't internalize the message."Or maybe they did, just not the Holocaust Museum's message. Rather, the message sent on every Arab TV set on a daily basis that the world's problems will just go away when the Middle East is ethnically cleansed of all Jews.
UPDATE: Tom Elia has some great updates. Sadly, he reports that at least one of the quick thinking guards --- who probably prevented a massacre --- may have been shot critically.
UPDATE: American Pundit reports that JTTF is on the scene already:
There are dozens of police units outside the museum, effectively closing off the street. A terrorism task force from the FBI has been called to the scene.Further:
Okey dokey. The shooting occurred before the magnetometer area, so the gunman never fully made it into the museum.Those guards are heroes.
I've been to the museum a couple of times. Wouldn't the shooter have had to stroll a bit before he got to the entrance carrying at least one long gun? So, presumably people saw the gun before he got to the building.
Or maybe he was concealing it in a long coat...in D.C. ... in the middle of summer.
UPDATE: White supremacist. Had you made a 10 dollar bet at Jawa gambling central, you would now have a 100 dollar pay out. Better get your bets in early next time! Times Online:
At least three people were shot today at Washington’s Holocaust Museum, after an 89-year-old white supremacist entered the building and opened fire "indiscriminately".Tapper:
Told the suspect, white male, born in 1920UPDATE: Identified as James Von Brunn:
James W. von Brunn, b.1920, attempted to place the Federal Resrve Board of Governors under legal, non-violent citizens arrest, 12-7-81. Von Brunn charged the FED with treason and other high crimes. The FED, a private stock-company, owned by International bankers, financed the construction of manufacturing plants in the Soviet Union during the "Cold War." War materials, produced by FED financed plants, were used by the Enemy against American military forces in Viet Nam, and elsewhere.No doubt, that bio was written by von Brunn himself. (Thanks to America Pundit)
Von Brunn was tried and convicted by a Washington, D.C. kangaroo court; then sentenced to eleven years in federal prison by Judge Harriet Rosen Taylor; the sentence was confirmed by a racially motivated Appeals Court. Von Brunn was imprisoned for 6.5-years.
Von Brunn champions Western Culture,and the practice of Eugenics. He states that Marxism-Multiculturalism-Judaism is the Enemy of Mankind.citing Talmudic quotes to "Kill the Best Gentiles !"
Von Brunn was president of his college fraternity, SAE. He served as PT-Boat captain, USNR, during WW2, earning 4-battle stars and a Commendation Ribbon. His early business career was in NYC as copywriter, art-director and film producer; later as a real-estate broker; and lastly as a writer-artist.
A similar bio is here (cached).
His website Holy Western Empire has crashed. Archive.org version of it not working. Here's the Google Cache.
Great, the guy wrote a book, part of which is online. Guess what it's about:
From the second paragraph of Chapter 1 of his book:
“KILL THE BEST GENTILES!”
“Tob Shebbe Goyim Harog!”
(THE TALMUD: Sanhedrin 59)
THE RACIALIST GUIDE
FOR THE PRESERVATION AND NURTURE
OF THE WHITE GENE POOL
JAMES W. VON BRUNN
The “American myth” (created by JEWS) alleging ourApparently, the Illuminati-Jewish-Jeffersonian conspiracy has finally been exposed! Perhaps the nutjob saw Angels and Demons (great movie, by the way) recently and wanted to expose the truth?
Founding Fathers intended that all races, from pygmy to
Ainu, be invited to our shores, is based on Thomas Jeffer-
son's words in the Declaration of Independence: “...all men
are created equal.” The meaning of this much quoted state-
ment has been distorted by the ILLUMINATI which subjec-
tively is re-writing history and wielding the alleged
“HOLOCAUST” like a battle-ax at the heads of those pro-
claiming genetic certainties: Men and races are NOT created
UPDATE: The face of a killer?
Thanks to Mongol.
UPDATE: More from Von Brunn:
HITLER’S WORST MISTAKE: HE DIDN’T GAS THE JEWS.Yes he did. But he didn't kill all of them. And now Brunn met a Jew. And unlike in Germany, he had a gun. Now we all hope Von Brunn is dead where he and his hero Adolf Hitler will be reunited.
UPDATE: Before the Left begins to call this guy a right-winger, here's More:
The biggest sleight-of-hand trick ever, was the establishment of ROTHSCHILD central-banks. The ILLUMINATI gets a piece of every citizen’s earnings. Nations pay JEWS for the use of their own (Nation’s) money. it’s similar to the KOSHER TAX ON MUCH OF THE FOOD YOU BUY. It doesn’t matter that you despise JEWS-NEOCONS-BILL O’REILLY you pay the tax - or else you don’t eat. Hillary, Obama, McCain, Ruppert Murdoch don’t mind paying the Kosher tax, why should you care .When the DHS talked about right-wingers, I think this is what they had in mind -- not Fox News hosts and bloggers who Von Brunn seems to think are part of the Illuminati conspiracy machine.
UPDATE: What is it with conspiracy nuts that makes them believe every individual conspiracy theory, and then weave them into some grand conspiracy? Turns out he's also a birther:
Obama has lived for 48 years without leaving any footprints -- none! There is no Obama documentation -- no records -- no paper trail -- none -- this is no accident. It is being done on purpose with Media help - but to serve whom & why??? ...It also appears that he uses the name "RUSH IS RIGHT" on the forum.
NOW he is privy to every top secret America has!
What is going on??? WHERE ARE THE GOOD PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY - ARE YOU OUT THERE???
Submitted by: James W. von Brunn
Which completely sucks for me because we've had our share of comments from someone calling himself "RUSH IS RIGHT". I'm sure there are dozens of people that go by that rather unimaginative nickname. I'm hopeful that it's a different guy.
And just to clarify something I've publicly stated on dozens and dozens of occasions: the oldest, most bloody, and most dangerous domestic terrorist organization in American history remains the Ku Klux Klan.
They are far less dangerous than they once were, and pale in comparison with the damage done to America by violent Islamists over the past 30 years, but they are nevertheless a terrorist organization.
In many ways what Von Brunn has done resembles an act of individual jihad. That is, just as some individual Muslims are inspired to violence by Islamist teachings some individual white supremacists are inspired to violence by neo-Nazism.
If Mohammed Reza Taheri-azar is a terrorist -- even though he was not a part of a formal network and conspiracy he was inspired by Hamas and Hizbollah -- then James von Brunn is also a terrorist -- inspired by terrorist groups like the Ku Klux Klan.
The term we apply to people like Taheri-azar is sudden jihad syndrome. What should we call this? Sudden Holocaust Syndrome? Sudden Antisemite Syndrome?
But in the case of von Brunn, it wasn't so sudden was it?
UPDATE: Tom Clancy (yes the Tom Clancy) on von Brunn:
eople like him interest me in a clinical sense because I am indeed a writer, and I often write about abnormal personalities...Von Brunn was an ass. Did I not say Clancy was a prophet?
I've known Colin Powell for over 15 years. He's is one hell of a fine man, and a truly great American, well respected by his peers - four-star officers - and, buddy, that's one tough audience. But to this von Brunn character, Colin is just another "nigger." ...
My FBI friends despise them all. Why? They are criminals, murdering terrorists, one of whom shit his drawers when arrested. Quite a man, eh? Von Brunn also walked into a government building, by his own account, armed (he claims the gun was not loaded, but one cannot tell that from three feet away can one?), and demanded that his rather eccentric view of the law be accepted by others. Well, you know, that's pretty damned dumb. He was sent to prison for stupidity, claiming to me that he was unfairly railroaded by Jews and others. No, buddy, he went to jail for being rather incredibly stupid, to the point of madness in my opinion. ...
Most offensive of all, after serving (so he said) his country in World War Two, he now says that he admires Adolf Hitler for his views and his actions. Hitler, in addition to being among the most evil men every born, was also a total fool, albeit a clever one in political terms, who though himself to be God's own gift to the human race. ...
Therefore, I conclude your friend is an ass. I tried to reason with him and failed. I add to his offensives the suggestion that the Catholic Church is peopled entirely with homosexuals (then also suggesting that they practiced their perversion on me) which was much more true of the German NDSAP than of the Church of Rome. In short, I have nothing for which to apologize, least of all to that ass von Brunn.
Thanks to Gerard Group Intel Analysis.
PS: Sudden Nazi Syndrome?
UPDATE: Via Michelle I learn that the guard has died. Prayers for his family.
IDF Murders Palestinian Horses!
If headlines were written by French animal rights activists. Thanks to Ben.
There is no Jihad in Russia: Violence Escalates in Caucases
It's actually worse than the Russians let on. Much worse. For the past two or three years, much of the propaganda coming from the jihadis has focused on the Caucases.
European and American jihadis, in particular, are always looking for a new way in which they can legally support the violent jihad. These Western jihadis skirt the law by shifting their support from group's which are officially recognized as terrorists (al Qaeda, Taliban, LeT) to groups with essentially the same goals but which have not been officially sanctioned.
With the change in legal status in the U.S. of Somalia's al-Shabaab, many in the West have turned their eyes back toward Russia where the low intensity Islamist insurgency has continued unabated. Especially in Europe, radical Islamists openly support what is essentially al Qaeda's Russian front.
What's unusual about this is that the Russians are being open about it. News about violence in the Caucases is either suppressed or goes unreported since the Russian government generally does not allow outside journalists into the area. So, we are left with the propaganda produced by the Kavkaz Center and the "Islamic Emirate of the Caucases" to see what is going on in the conflict. Hardly reliable sources.
So, why begin to focus on the conflict now? How does this benefit the Kremlin? Does Sochi's proximity -- the future home of the Winter Olympics -- to the conflict have anything to do with it?
Keep an eye on this one. It's going to get worse before it gets better.
Gunmen shot and killed a top judge as she dropped her children off at school in Russia's violent North Caucasus Wednesday, officials said. Five other people were reported wounded, including a small child.Thanks to Herr Oyal.
The daylight killing in Ingushetia highlighted the spiraling violence in the region, plagued by years of poverty, corruption, the growth of radical Islam and nearly 15 years of fighting in Chechnya.
In Dagestan, a province east of Chechnya, militants battled police forces after attacking a police post with automatic weapons and mortars. Hours earlier, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev paid a televised visit to the region in an effort to showcase official efforts to stamp out the violence.
Rusty is Back & iPhone 3.0
Sorry about the prolonged absences. I wish I could say it's going to get better, it's not. I'm at home for a few days and then on the road again. I'm definitely bringing my laptop with me this time but by next week iPhone's new software should be out which will make it redundant.
Why? Because Apple is about to finally deliver on the most important unfulfilled promise it's been making for two years: copy and paste for iPhone!
I literally put off buying iPhone for a year because without copy and paste, I couldn't effectively blog from it. This one simple ability will now assure iPhone's dominance in the market for years to come.
Okay, so here I am. I've ignored most emails for the past week. Sorry about that. I'm usually pretty good with keeping up with my emails but at some point they got so backed up that I just had to mark them all as read.
If it was important do me a favor and resend the email.
TWO TERRORISTS ON DOWNED FLIGHT 447!?!?!?
Two passengers with names linked to Islamic terrorism were on board the Air France flight that crashed in the Atlantic Ocean, killing all 228 on board, it has emerged.Rusty speculated this might be a bomb when it first happened. And there have been threats that make that a bit more likely.
French secret servicemen established the connection while working through the list of those who boarded the doomed Airbus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on May 31.
Agents are now trying to establish dates of birth for the two dead passengers, and family connections.
There is a possibility that the name similarities are simply a "macabre coincidence," the source added, but the revelation is still being "taken very seriously."
I've been following, and the airspeed theory seems to be based on the thought that the jet might have been traveling faster than the 550 knots that it was supposed to be. Add that to wind shear from thunderstorms and if the jet reached the magic 720 knots it would break up due to meeting the sound barrier. That's fairly unlikely but not impossible, early jets repeatedly broke up without explanation until it was discovered they were operating at near sonic speed and the were broken up by a loss of control due to the extreme forces at that speed.
What is clear from the automatic messages sent by the plane as it broke up was that it lost pressurization and suffered a massive electrical failure. Whatever happened it caused an immediate break up of the plane in mid air.
That leaves, lightning, a bomb and the sound barrier as possibilities.
But unless it was a freakish accident lightning is not very likely. Planes survive that all the time. The sound barrier, quite possible. And finally a bomb. We know there was a threat and now two passengers may be involved in terrorism.
There has been no claim of responsibility. But I imagine they can tell an explosion from a breakup due to a sonic incident.
I guess we'll have to wait for the answer. I initially dismissed Rusty's thought as a bit premature. But now its looking more like his gut may have been right.
Hat Tip: WriterMom.
UPDATE by RUSTY: I bet "Osama bin Laden" and "Mohammad Atta" are just as common as Joe Smith and Pedro Gonzales over there.
Nothing to see here folks, move along.
BUT, if one were going to try to down an airplane AND one suspected that maybe the man had his eye on you wouldn't it seem logical -- as I've been saying since day one -- that the best point of access to that plane would be in some developing country where you knew security was much more lax?
Even if it turns out the plane downing was due to other factors, it's something for Homeland Security to think about.
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Ex-Georgia Tech student Syed Haris Ahmed found guilty of conspiring to provide material support to terrorism in U.S.Or so says the yellow banner on CNN.
I sure hope some of his other Jihadi buddies in the Atlanta area get to join him in federal pound Syed Haris Ahmed in the ass prison some day.
Everyone wave buh bye to Syed!
Update: Details here at the Atlanta Journal Constitution:
The guilty verdict on the terrorism conspiracy charge against his son was expected, Syed Riaz Ahmed said Wednesday.
But Ahmed said his son, Syed Haris Ahmed, never harmed anyone and only expressed thoughts that he never acted upon.
“You think something and you’re guilty,” Syed Riaz Ahmed said, standing outside a federal courtroom shortly after hearing his son pronounced guilty. “He’s not guilty of any crimes in the eyes of Allah. He’s guilty of U.S. laws.”
Ahmed will be sentenced after the Aug. 3 trial of his alleged co-conspirator, Ehsanul Islam Sadequee of Roswell.
“I’ve always thought this was a close case,” Ahmed’s lawyer, Jack Martin, said. “Perhaps this case all along was about what is the appropriate sentence.”
Ahmed already has spent more than three years in solitary confinement at the U.S. penitentiary here awaiting trial. He now faces up to 15 years in federal prison.
Respectfully Raped by the Taliban
Dutch leftist journalist Joanie de Rijke went to Afghanistan last November where she was kidnapped and repeatedly raped by the Taliban.
She said that they did horrible things to her but they were respectful. "They are not monsters," de Rijke said. Since her original reported intent was to conduct a sympathetic interview of the Taliban, it appears that even a brutal sexual mauling couldn't deter her from that goal.
On the other hand, some have suggested that de Rijke suffered from Stockholm Syndrome and identified with her captors, instead of being blinded by an ultra-left ideological mindset. I'll entertain the notion, however, experts contend that Stockholm Syndrome doesn't usually apply to hostages who have been abused.
Sex in Catholic School Cafeteria - (Update) Teacher Sentenced
(Corpus Christi, Texas) Former dance teacher Sandra Borrego (pic), now 43, pleaded guilty yesterday to 22 counts of sexual assault of a child stemming from engaging in repeated sex with a 13-year-old boy.
In accordance with a plea agreement with the prosecution, Borrego was sentenced to probation -- 10 years of deferred adjudicated probation. Deferred adjuducated probation means that if she follows the terms of her probation, her case will be dismissed. Borrego also must serve 180 days in jail, pay $1,000 fine and pay $3,000 to a victims fund.
The determination of paternity for the child born to Borrego will not be revealed since the court sealed the result of the DNA tests. So, whether the 13-year-old is a father or not will not be made public. In any event, Borrego may be deported since she is a Mexican citizen currently living legally in the U.S.
[Previous 1/26/08 Jawa post]
(Corpus Christi, Texas) In September 2007, a 41-year-old dance teacher at Most Precious Blood Catholic School, Sandra Borrego, was arrested for allegedly engaging in sex with a 13-year-old boy. Borrego is charged with aggravated sexual assault on a child.
The boy said he had sex with Ms. Borrego (pic) about 20 to 30 times in the school's cafeteria and at her home.
The alleged intimate episodes occurred in late 2006, suspiciously about the same time that Borrego became pregnant. In 2007, Borrego gave birth to a daughter and it was suspected that the 13-year-old was the father. Authorities ordered a paternity test.
This week it was reported that the DNA test results have been received by the Nueces County Prosecutor, however, they haven't been made public since Borrego's case is pending.
Nonetheless, it appears that the DNA results may, in fact, be evidence of culpability since Borrego was indicted Thursday on 22 counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child.
Borrego's daughter is now about nine months old.
Where is Dr. Rusty Shackleford?
Our Sith Lord has been captured by a band of Jedi younglings.
He was supposed to be back today. Negotiations for his release broke down after the Jedi demanded his Iphone.
al-Qaeda is Broke
Via The Counter Terrorism Blog:
The NEFA Foundation has obtained a new audio message from Shaykh Mustafa Abu al-Yazid (a.k.a. “Shaykh Saeed”), during which Al-Qaida's No. 3 in charge desperately begs for cash donations in order to fund continuing jihadi operations in Afghanistan...Heh, next they'll release a tape asking Obi-One for a bailout. Ironic, al-Qaeda's attempt to bankrupt the US has left them Bankrupt.
...In this message, Abu al-Yazid stated, "Jihad needs a lot of money, and the Jihad battlefields need much money." He continued, "Jihad with money is also an obligation. And here we, in the battlefield in Afghanistan, are lacking a lot of money and a weakness in operations because of lack of money, and many mujahideen are absent from Jihad because of lack or absence of money with which they can carry out Jihad.
June 09, 2009
Government Motors Business Plan Takes Shape
So, you're a forward thinking radical socialist who has just nationalized a huge iconic American auto company and you need to get consumers to buy your line of putt-putt EcoCars. What to do?
Try the PushMePullYou strategery:
WASHINGTON (AP) - With auto sales in the doldrums, the House was considering a plan Tuesday to provide vouchers of up to $4,500 for consumers who turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for more fuel-efficient vehicles...Owners of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks or minivans that get 18 mpg or less could receive a voucher for $3,500 if their new truck or SUV is at least 2 mpg higher than their old vehicle. The voucher would increase to $4,500 if the mileage of the new truck or SUV is at least 5 mpg higher than the older vehicle. Consumers could also receive vouchers for leased vehicles.The trade-ins will then be crushed and sold for scrap.
Are you f*ckin' kidding me?
Christian Raped, Murdered for Refusing Islam
(Adda, Pakistan) In this small community about 70 miles northwest of Lahore, a young Christian man, Litto Ghauri, was found dead after allegedly refusing to convert to Islam.
Results of an autopsy indicated that "Litto had been sodomized, flogged, clubbed, and stabbed five times in the stomach and genitals."
The perpetrators of the killing have been allowed to walk free. They boast of their deed.
The Press, The Prez, and Hot Monkey Love
Phil Bronstein of SFGate advises Obama and the tingly-legged mainstream press to get a room:
So far, this is all about image and character and press "opportunities." But with what CNN financial reporter Elizabeth Cohen called this morning "gazillions of dollars" of our money at stake and crazy people with nukes bristling from around the edges of the world, we can't afford not to keep a closer eye on the substance thing.It's probably too late. The death of real, ethical, unbiased journalism in America began during the Vietnam War. Coronating the most unqualified man ever as President, and covering his missteps, is just the latest symptom in the long decline.
Update: Because I'll use any excuse to play some ZZ Top, here's a related video...
Good News: Trading Iranian Trained Murderers for Hostages.
The US military has released a senior member of a deadly terror group backed by Iran that has been directly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in during a complex operating in early 2007.Hat Tip: Rsluty.
Laith al Qazali was freed last weekend "as part of a reconciliation effort" as well as an attempt to secure the release of captive British hostages, according to a report in The New York Times.
Laith is the brother of Qais Qazali, the commander of the Qazali network which better known as the Asaib al Haq or the League of the Righteous. Qais Qazali was a spokesperson and senior aide to Mahdi Army leader Muqtada al Sadr. The terror group, which was part of the Mahdi Army until the spring of 2008, has received extensive financial and military support from Iran's Qods Force, the external division that backs Hezbollah and is tasked with supporting the Khomeinist Islamist revolution.
I'm Totally Upset
That I can't get the Sex with Ducks video to play.
Two hot chicks in the tub, that's good gay. And it just won't play for me.
Help I'm being oppressed!
Sandcrawler PSA: Regarding Ed Whelan Edition
Jawa Report position on the matter of Ed Whelan outing the anonymous blogger Publius.
* Ed Whelan is a Total F*cking Assmaggot!
That is all.
Updated 06/09/09: Assmaggot apologizes for his assmaggotry.
Earlier this evening, I sent him an e-mail setting forth my apology for my uncharitable conduct.Update II: Apology accepted, Captain Needa.
* Since we get all that love mail promising to remove our infidel heads from our Kufr torso, kill our families, rape our wives, what other position we gonna take?
June 08, 2009
New Orleans Mayor Nagin Stuck in China
(Shanghai, China) On an economic development trip to China, New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, his wife and a bodyguard were detained because a fellow passenger on their flight is suspected of having swine flu, the H1N1 influenza-type.
As a precaution, Nagin, his wife and one member of the mayor's executive protection unit have been placed in a designated quarantine location in Shanghai. The mayor's agenda is on indefinite hold, though he and the others are symptom-free.Quarantined people are usually monitored for seven to 10 days. Sadly, the delay may cause Nagin to miss presenting a scheduled speech on global warming at the 2009 National Summit of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney in Australia.
On the up side, the quarantine period will allow Mayor Nagin and his wife the opportunity to enjoy the internationally renowned Chinese Magic Chicken.
Vary Rarely Do We Get The Satisfaction....
Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: If Looks Could Kill Edition
Caption this image of the First Lady and France's First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Fatwas will be issued.
UPDATE! One thing's for sure, we're all gonna be a lot thinner : Fatwas issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Hellrider for
Let the wookie win.
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against OwenKellogg for
I wonder how many meatballs I could do from that skinny white bitch.Er uh, it looks like cheating to get the much coveted "meatball" fatwa has become a tradition.
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Patvann for
Look at his package one mo time bitch, and I'll bite yo face offThe all new "Yoda Forsees a visit from the Sekrit Service" fatwa issued against Barb Dwyer for
I do NOT look like Patrick Ewing!Oh my....
Four Killed during Funeral March in South Yemen
Southern Yemenis held a funeral march today to bury the bodies of the six killed by Yemeni security forces in demonstrations earlier in the month. Tens of thousands participated. The march went from Aden to Lahj. Four more people were killed when the marchers crossed the checkpoint al Anad Army bases. I have photos of one of the fatalities that resulted from a bullet to the head. Guess there aren't enough rubber bullets to go around. The Yemeni government is blaming "outlaw elements"; the protesters say it was the security forces.
The former president of South Yemen Ali Salem Beidh called in and spoke to the crowds; he said independence is coming and the killers in Sana'a will face justice for their crimes. The eight newspapers are still closed for covering the news, several news websites were hacked or shut and previously arrested protest organizers were moved from Aden to Sana'a.
Update: These are the six who were killed in May and buried today:
Supremes Uphold 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'
At the urging of the Obama Administration, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a lower court ruling upholding the policy:
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Monday agreed with the Obama administration and refused to review Pentagon policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military.Good. The business of the military is peace through strength, not conducting hare-brained sociological experiments.
The court said it will not hear an appeal from former Army Capt. James Pietrangelo II, who was dismissed under the "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
Finally! Muslims Grow Tired of Taliban/al-Qaeda Murdering Them
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (CNN) -- Hundreds of residents in northern Pakistan attacked villages suspected of sheltering Taliban militants following a mosque bombing last week, authorities said Sunday.This is one point from Obama's speech last week that does ring true, where ever al-Qaeda seeks control they bring with them their murderous methods. At first people may support the "security" they claim to bring as they execute a few petty criminals. But soon they realize that al-Qaeda will murder anyone for any reason, Muslim or otherwise. In fact most of the people murdered in al-Qaeda in Iraq snuff films were not western hostages or American soldiers. They were Iraqi civilians or police.
Some 400 villagers killed at least seven Taliban fighters, burning a number of houses thought to be sheltering the militants, said Ijaz Kahn, Upper Dir police chief. The clashes between villagers and about 200 Taliban fighters started Saturday morning, intensifying in the late afternoon.
Authorities said Taliban fighters were driven out of Shot Ghas and Ghazigay -- two villages where the Taliban have support.
The backlash against the Taliban follows a suspected suicide attack during Friday prayers at a mosque in Hayagay Gharbi -- a village about 35 km (22 miles) from the Afghan border and known for being against the Taliban.
The attack killed at least 40 people and wounded some 80 others.
Lets hope this trend continues. That people everywhere tire of al-Qaeda's killing and reject them utterly.
Shriner's Considers Closing Children's Hospitals
The system's board says it may ask the fraternity's membership in July for authority to close six hospitals -- including the one in Greenville -- largely because the endowment fund that supports the hospitals dropped from $8.5 billion to $5.2 billion over the last year as the stock market plummeted.This cause is one that we should not let fall through the cracks. Shriners gives world class care free of charge.
The others that could close are in Erie, Pennsylvania; Shreveport, Louisiana; Spokane, Washington; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Galveston, Texas. The Galveston hospital's operations have been suspended since Hurricane Ike flooded it last year. See map of where all 22 Shriners hospitals are »
Deflated investments aren't the only reason the fund has dropped. The hospitals normally operate with donations and the fund's interest, but the system's $856 million 2009 budget is outpacing both, causing the hospitals to take about $1 million per day from the fund, said Ralph Semb, president and CEO of Shriners Hospitals.
They can accept donations over the internet on Shriners Hospital's home page here.
Update: Just had the thought. That this is one of the things that is bound to happen when Obi-One eliminates or reduces the deductions for "the evil greedy rich people".
Shriners works miracles for kids and their families. 60% of all bankruptcies are related to medical bills, insured or not, every patient Shriners accepts is a load off private and public health dollars and most likely the financial savior of a family.
Like it or not Libs, this is the real world consequences of "soak the rich". Because this is what is done with that money. World class care, free of charge that's better than any pubic care you can get.
So when you soak the rich, you screw over little kids in need.
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Journalists Ling and Lee Get 12 Years Hard Labor
(Seoul, South Korea) Journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee have been sentenced to 12 years in a labor camp for illegally crossing the border into North Korea.
The "trial confirmed the grave crime they committed against the Korean nation and their illegal border crossing," the Korean Central News Agency said.The sentences come on the heels of candlelight vigils held in Washington and seven other U.S. cities by friends and family asking for clemency. Ling and Lee are both in their thirties and married. Euna Lee has a four-year-old daughter.
It said the court, after a five-day trial, "sentenced each of them to 12 years of reform through labour."
The sentences "are tougher than expected," said Yoo Ho-Yeol, a professor and North Korea expert at Korea University.North Korea's status with Washington is already strained due to its recent nuke tests and missile shots. This latest incident will likely just add to the tension.
"They aim to send a strong message to the United States that the North is taking the case very seriously and gravely."
Al-Shabaab Blamed in Somali-American's Death
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) Burhan Hassan, a 17-year-old Somali-American recruited by al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab to fight in Somalia, was allegedly assassinated in Mogadishu Friday by members of al-Shabaab. Hassan was a student at Roosevelt High School in Minneapolis before going to Somalia.
According to Burhan Hassan's uncle, Osman Ahmed,
"Someone who claimed (to be) a member of al-Shabaab called Burhan's mom Friday (afternoon) and said Burhan died Friday morning," Ahmed said. "Burhan's mom got shocked and (threw) the phone when she heard the story." [...]Reportedly, Hassan had been sick from malaria and had made plans to return to the U.S. Al-Shabaab leaders felt threatened that he was leaving and decided to kill him, according to Jamal.
Ahmed said Hassan was killed by members of al-Shabaab. A leader in the Minneapolis Somali community said later that al-Shabaab members originally from the Minneapolis area were likely responsible for Hassan's death.
"Al-Shabaab assassinated Burhan and shot (him in) the head," Ahmed said. In fact, Hassan was shot "point blank," according to Omar Jamal, the executive director of the Somali Justice Advocacy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Jamal's contention, however, appears to be inconsistent with the fact that other men have traveled to Somalia and returned without incident.
June 07, 2009
Whats that weapon?
Anybody know? The Yemeni govt is shooting these at the protesters in South Yemen. Is it a tear gas canister? RPG?
For a clear headed, forward thinking and realistic article on US security interests in Yemen, read this one at Jamestown. Another really good article, with a depth of understanding that addresses the issues from the inside out is here at Gulf News.
June 06, 2009
Another post by Rusty
Daytona is proof that the concept of purgatory is founded in real world experience.
Just a Thought
Google signifies the 25th Anniversary of Tetris today, but doesn't do anything for D-Day?
Of course. Of course.
Islamist Takes Page from Fred Phelps' Playbook
I wonder if she knows what actual Islamists think of twoofers?
Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs.
D-Day at Ste. Mère-Église
To the Allied fighters on D-Day, we will always remember.
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
0400, June 6, 1944
In Ste. Mère-Église, as the stunned townspeople watched from behind their shuttered windows, paratroopers of the 82nd's 505th Regiment slipped cautiously through the empty streets. The church bell was silent now. On the steeple Private John Steele's empty parachute hung limp, and every now and then the glowing embers of M. Hairon's villa erupted, briefly outlining the trees in the square. Occasionally a sniper's bullet whined angrily into the night, but that was the only sound; everywhere there was an uneasy silence.The unheralded, unceremonious placing of the American flag on French soil on D-Day is symbolically comparable to the raising of the Stars and Stripes by U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi, I think.
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Krause, leading the attack, had expected to fight hard for Ste. Mère-Église, but apart from a few snipers it appeared that the German garrison had pulled out. Krause's men swiftly took advantage of the situation: They occupied buildings, set up roadblocks and machine-gun posts, cut telephone cables and wires. Other squads continued the slow sweeps through the town, moving like shadows from hedge to hedge and doorway to doorway, all converging on the town's center, the Place de l'Église.
Passing around the back of the church, Private First Class William Tucker reached the square and set up his machine gun behind a tree. Then as he looked out on the moonlit square he saw a parachute and, lying next to him, a dead German. On the far side were the crumpled, sprawled shapes of other bodies. As Tucker sat there in the semi-darkness trying to figure out what had happened, he began to feel that he was not alone --- that somebody was standing behind him. Grabbing the cumbersome machine gun, he whirled around. His eyes came level with a pair of boots slowly swaying back and forth. Tucker hastily stepped back. A dead paratrooper was hanging in the tree looking down at him.
Now other paratroopers came into the square and suddenly they, too, saw the bodies hanging in the trees. Lieutenant Gus Sanders remembers that "men just stood there staring, filled with a terrible anger." Lieutenant Colonel Krause reached the square. As he stood looking at the dead troops, he said just three words: "Oh, my God."
Then Krause pulled an American flag from his pocket. It was old and worn --- the same flag that the 505th had raised over Naples. Krause had promised his men that "before dawn on D Day this flag will fly over Ste. Mère-Église." He walked to the town hall and, on the flagpole by the side of the door, ran up the colors. There was no ceremony. In the square of the dead paratroopers the fighting was over. The Stars and Stripes flew over the first town to be liberated by the Americans in France.
At the German Seventh Army headquarters in Le Mans a message was received from General Marcks's 84th Corps. It read "Communications with Ste. Mère-Église cut off . . ." The time was 4:30 A.M.[pgs. 160-162, "The Longest Day," by Cornelius Ryan]
June 05, 2009
"White Light" Seen Where Air France Flight Lost
The pilot of a Spanish airliner thinks he saw Air France Flight 447 go down.
"Suddenly, we saw in the distance a strong and intense flash of white light, which followed a descending and vertical trajectory and which broke up in six seconds," the captain wrote in the report.Maybe an explosion? (More)
[Update] The original source appears to have spiked the story. As a result, the link has been replaced with the Google cache link. Thanks to commenter "Guest."
Animal Planet Show Features Racist Hippy Outlaws
Why do the stars of the Animal Planet show Whale Wars hate the Japanese so much? Racist bastards.
Bonus: getting to see the hippies capsize a zodiac in frigid Antarctic waters as they try to launch it sideways from the mother ship. Every episode is like a Three Stooges short feature.
Is Obi-One Creating a Dhimmi America?
Once again we see an attempt by Obama to inflate Muslims by overstating their size and saying America would be “one of the largest Muslim countries,” but three times he has insisted America is “not a Christian country,” despite that we are ranked #1 in the world in Christian population and the birthday of Christ is an American national holiday.The danger here being that if you don't stand eye to eye with radical Muslims, they will perceive you as weak.
The significance of Obama’s attempts to raise the Muslim status into something bigger than it is, while diminishing Christianity, is tied to the concept of what in the Muslim world is termed “Dhimmi.”
Related: Michelle Malkin:
You will be fascinated — among other reactions — by the latest statement issued by the Obama DOJ, issued yesterday after the president’s Cairo speech.Seriously, Obi-One needs to be careful to not create a perception of weakness on our part. Making friends is all well and good, but if his efforts are interpreted as weakness, or show a lack of conviction or backbone, that will be noted and pounced upon quickly.
No, it’s not a statement condemning the jihadist in Arkansas who targeted our troops or the Bronx jihadi plotters who targeted Jews, infidels, and our troops.
It’s a statement “to protect American Muslims.”
Remember the role the horse in Islamic culture, a common theme in al-Qaeda videos are horses. Muslims never ever back the weak horse, they always back the strong horse. Which side the horse is on is less important.
If Obama creates a perception of the US as a weak horse, he'll end up giving up more and more ground and get nothing at all in return for it.
Oh and, I WILL NOT SUBMIT!
Update: As if on cue the new al-Fajr media center sniper film entitled Indeed power is in shooting #1 uses some clips of Arabs on horses. This is very common in Jihadi tapes.
So long as Obama moves boldly and projects and image of strength he'll do well. The minute he is perceived as weak or to anxious to give himself away, he will be pushed.
(note the image on the top left of the post is the logo of al-Fursan media. al-Fursan is a media production label created by Charlotte blogger and al-Qaeda supporter Samir Khan AKA Inshallahshaheed. Call you identify the critter in the pic? Does it look like strong horse or a weak one?)
Do What Must be Done Lord AllahPundit
....do not hesitate and show no mercy. After you kill the Jedi in the Temple, then head to Mustafar and wipe out Viceroy Gunray and the rest of the Seperatist leaders. Only then will you be strong enough with the Dark Side to save Padme.
Once more the sith will rule the galaxy... and we shall have peace.
Penske to Buy Saturn from General Motors
Breaking news! Roger Penske has made overtures to buy Saturn from GM. A memorandum of understanding has been signed.
Penske told reporters that he expects to offer all the dealers new franchise agreements and will retain all 13,000 Saturn employees for the immediate term.Price of the deal wasn't reported.
Somehow, this news has me fantasizing about a Saturn with an Indy-car engine. VROOM!
Early Results - EU Parliamentary Election
(Brussels, Belgium) All 27 nations of the European Union are holding elections Thursday through Sunday for 736 seats in the EU Parliament. The member nations hold their individual elections on different days due to varying national practices and all are supposed to hold the results until all votes have been cast.
A total of 375 million people throughout Europe are eligible to vote, however, a low turnout is expected. Thus far, Great Britain and the Netherlands have voted with the Dutch releasing provisional results received from municipalities and exit polls.
The early release of results is troubling to the European Commission which is considering sanctions against the Dutch. The Czech Republic and Ireland vote today.
Dutch results indicate that Geert Wilders' Freedom Party (PVV) will gather four parliamentary seats, disturbing to many European politicians since Wilders is tagged as an anti-Islamic, right-wing extremist. Wilders opponents in the Netherlands have tagged the PVV successes as "shameful" and "disappointing." According to the DailyKos, the Freedom Party, "led by the odious Geert Wilders," looks to receive almost 20 percent of the vote.
Obviously, Geert Wilders is a rising star in European politics and leftists are not pleased.
Obama's Speech in Cairo
Obama's address to the good people of the Muslim world went swimmingly. After seeing the transcript translated into Arabic and back to English, one can see why.
Here is a snippet:
From there, entire nations of Native Americans were wiped out by genetically modified corn tainted with small pox from Archer Daniels Midland and Con Agra. Bodies buried in mass graves dug by the Cat D9s that would later be hired by Wal-Mart to dig up those graves and move their desecrated remains to a landfill.
All the while, Islamic scholars were building the pyramids and landing on the moon. Trying to show us a better way though we couldn’t see it. And we wouldn’t hear it. We. couldn’t. hear. it. We. Weren’t. Listening.
June 04, 2009
Not dead yet!
I'm alive, but I'd give an arm and a leg for a full week at home.
Men's Health Advisory: Live Longer with Young Babes
Research was performed by scientists at Germany's Max Planck Institute to determine the effect of age disparity on the mortality of married men and women. The entire population of Denmark was the subject of the research with Danish deaths from 1990 to 2005 examined.
Results indicate that men live longer when they marry young babes (pic).
A man's chances of dying early are cut by a fifth if their bride is between 15 and 17 years their junior.Strangely, the exact opposite is true for women, according to the study.
The risk of premature death is reduced by 11 per cent if they marry a woman seven to nine years younger.
I'm undecided about whether to approach the missus with the news that she is hazardous to my longevity. She might become more hazardous when the words "too old" or "not young enough" escape from my voicebox.
Major Slam! Rogue ISP Shut Down
Based upon a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a federal district judge has issued a restraining order against Pricewert LLC, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) doing business under the names 3FN, APS Telecom and others.
The court issued a temporary restraining order to prohibit Pricewert’s illegal activities and require its upstream Internet providers and data centers to cease providing services to Pricewert.Pricewert is accused of recruiting, hosting and participating in the distribution of spam, child pornography, and other harmful electronic content.
The order also freezes Pricewert’s assets. The court will hold a preliminary injunction hearing on June 15, 2009.
It's further alleged that Pricewert lurks in the "darkest corners" of the Internet, conspiring with criminals to distribute child porn, spyware, viruses, trojan horses, phishing, botnet command and control servers, and pornography featuring violence, bestiality, and incest.
Frankly, after conviction, I'd like to see the perpetrators end up in the "darkest corners" of a federal prison.
Georgia Tech Student Syed Ahmed Terror Trial
(Atlanta, Georgia) College student Syed Haris Ahmed, 21, has admitted that he wanted to be a terrorist.
The former Georgia Tech student contemplated an attack on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, but didn’t carry it out. He traveled to Pakistan hoping to die a martyr fighting alongside brother jihadists -- but changed his mind and returned home. [...]We'll know the answers soon. Ahmed's trial is in progress this week. No jury is present since Ahmed waived his right to a jury trial largely because he wants to give a public statement at the close.
Was he all talk? Or was he, as federal prosecutors suspect, a time bomb that simply hadn’t gone off yet?
Ahmed is charged with Ehsanul Islam Sadequee, of Roswell, of trying to join Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistani-based terrorist group. They also are accused of taking videos for “potential terrorist attacks” during a 2005 trip to Washington.The trial of Ahmed started Monday and thus far the defense has attempted to portray him as immature, confused and gullible to propaganda. [Frankly, it's a weak argument. Being stupid doesn't mean you won't kill people]
On the other hand, federal prosecutors have introduced evidence of video tapes, phone taps and the testimony of a former jihadi friend, 30-year-old Zubair Ahmed, who was convicted of terrorism charges previously. According to testimony:
Syed Haris Ahmed first talked about waging violent jihad against Muslim oppressors as far back as 2002. “We shared the same opinion,” Zubair Ahmed said.It must be acceptable if his mother approved, eh? The trial continues. (Links)
Over the years, the two men continued to chat online about taking the “three steps” toward jihad —- ideological preparation, logistical preparation and actual fighting, Zubair Ahmed said.
In 2004, Zubair Ahmed testified, he went to Egypt with the purpose of going to Afghanistan to fight. But his concerned father came to Egypt and made him return home.
In one e-mail, Zubair Ahmed told Syed Haris Ahmed that “the biggest problem everyone will face for the 3rd [the final step] is our stupid parents.” But during a subsequent chat-room conversation, Zubair Ahmed testified, Syed Haris Ahmed told him he had received his mother’s permission to return to Pakistan and engage in jihad.
(h/t Blackflag via Sandcrawler)
Israeli Right Begins Anti-Obama Campaign
Obama's delusional suck-up speech in Egypt can ony add fuel to this fire:
The protest was only a part of a wider campaign launched by activists on Wednesday, in which they will try to counter the American stance by portraying Obama as an anti-Semite whose policies would harm the Jewish state.Recklessly naive and venally political, the Obamanation endangers America as well.
Well that certainly was obtuse of the Obama administration to make the singe file embed "private". That really helps spread the word morons.
Update: They fixed it. Either that or else Darth Odie is now friends with the whitehouse ;)
If not the other copies are below the fold.
Youtube user The Race Card has the speech split into multiple uploads. (due to youtube's 10 minute time limit and Google video has disabled uploads)
Part I above.
David Carradine Dies (UPDATE: Apparent Suicide)
Oh no! Not Grasshopper!
Via CNN:(CNN) -- American actor David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok, Thailand, hotel, according to his personal manager, Chuck Binder.I'll be honest, I was like five and I had to watch Kung Fu every week. Afterward I'd spend days Hiyaahhh! Hiyaaaaahhh-ing everything in sight. Drove everyone nuts. Ahh, those were the days.
Carradine, who became famous in the 1970s when he starred in the television series "Kung Fu," was 72.
Who knew it was already written that Grasshopper would be found dead in a Bankok hotel? Its so fitting. There must have been foul play. I immediately suspected Chuck Norris. Cause the history between those two? You know it wasn't going to end till one or the other was dead.
But everyone knows its impossible to kill Chuck Norris.
Thanks for all the memories Grasshopper.
Update: apparently it was suicide, he hanged himself. Terrible.
BANGKOK – Actor David Carradine, star of the 1970s TV series "Kung Fu" who also had a wide-ranging career in the movies, has been found dead in the Thai capital, Bangkok. A news report said he was found hanged in his hotel room and was believed to have committed suicide....Ace seems to think it was "accidental" sort of, maybe, a little bit.
...It said a preliminary police investigation found that he had hanged himself with a cord used with the room's curtains. It cited police as saying he had been dead at least 12 hours and there was no sign that he had been assaulted.
auto-erotic sexual asphyxia
Sandcrawler PSA: Meet Hot Somali Chicks 100% Free!
I keep seeing this ad for www.arabmatchmaking.com showing up on Jawa Report
Kinda Ironic eh? If Mr. Jihadi Meets his hot Muslim Somali bride through Jawa Report?
So that's kinda funny in a way unless you know what is said on Islamic Forums advising would be Jihadis on how to enter Somalia to join al-Shabaab.
Some brother had this to say at *****.net
the information im providing is for non somalis and non africans, africans will find it a bit easier to move around as they dont stand out so much particularly eritreans, ethiopians, kenyans, oromo etc in their respective countries, no matter who though they must be smart.So now its a bit less funny and Ironic, especially since we know that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad who killed one soldier and wounded another in Arkansas had been detained in Yemen on a fake Somali passport.
and if your a somali then fill yer boots its easiest for you, you can go straight there just tell your neighbours im going to find a bride from back home or visit family or whatever, get a return ticket and then go, still read my information as some applies to you and will help you, especially if you were born in the west...
...similarly if you marry a somali then that is a way, because you want to meet her family back home and spend a little time with them...
...normal reasons to go to djibouti or kenya would be to meet a bride, go to online muslim marriage and find someone there and that is your proof, or find someone of that nationality and ask them to set you up...
...likewise if they marry from them, or marry a somali sister in the west who wants to make hijra
But there is hope, the Jihadi helper also talks of the hazards one might face.
spies? yes there is spiesThe poster gave other advice that I won't get into. But what is clear is that "romance" and "finding a bride" or "visiting her family" might actually mean, joining the jihad in many cases.
beware, many places you go to have ppl who will kidnap you for ransom
Thanks to Laura.
Heartbreak: No More Boobies With Coffee
|From Howie's Moisture Farm|
In the end, a coffee shop in Vassalboro, Maine, that gained national attention for its topless waiters and waitresses simply proved too hot -- the Grand View Topless Coffee Shop burned to the ground early Wednesday morning.And I never even got to go. Sniff sniff.
A state fire official said it was arson.
Stratfor Lone Wolf Lessons
Hey, I just happen to be a subscriber to Stratfor too. Read the entire article here or below the fold. Here's the money quote.
Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.But really there's a lot more to the article than that.
Hat Tip: Rsluty.
By Scott Stewart and Fred Burton
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on June 1, as two young U.S. soldiers stood in front of the Army Navy Career Center in west Little Rock, Ark., a black pickup pulled in front of the office and the driver opened fire on the two, killing one and critically wounding the other.
Eyewitnesses to the shooting immediately reported it to police, and authorities quickly located and arrested the suspect as he fled the scene. According to police, the suspect told the arresting officers that he had a bomb in his vehicle, but after an inspection by the police bomb squad, the only weapons police recovered from the vehicle were an SKS rifle and two pistols.
At a press conference, Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas identified the suspect as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, a 21-year-old African-American man who had changed his name from Carlos Leon Bledsoe after converting to Islam. In Arabic, the word mujahid is the singular form of mujahideen, and it literally means one who engages in jihad. Although Mujahid is not an uncommon Muslim name, it is quite telling that a convert to Islam would choose such a name — one who engages in jihad — to define his new identity. Muhammad was originally from Memphis, Tenn., but according to news reports was living and working in Little Rock.
Chief Thomas said Muhammad admitted to the shootings and told police that he specifically targeted soldiers. During an interrogation with a Little Rock homicide detective, Muhammad reportedly said that he was angry at the U.S. Army because of their attacks against Muslims overseas, that he opened fire intending to kill the two soldiers and that he would have killed more if they had been in the parking lot. These statements are likely what Chief Thomas was referring to when he noted in his press conference that Muhammad appears to have had political and religious motives for the attack and that it was conducted in response to U.S. military operations.
Chief Thomas also stated that the initial police investigation has determined that Muhammad acted alone and was not part of a wider conspiracy, but given that the shooting was an act of domestic terrorism directed against U.S military personnel, a thorough investigation has been launched by the FBI to ensure that Muhammad was not part of a larger group planning other attacks.
ABC News has reported that Muhammad had traveled to Yemen after his conversion, though the date of that travel and its duration were not provided in those reports. ABC also reported that while in Yemen, Muhammad was apparently arrested for carrying a fraudulent Somali passport and that upon his return from Yemen, the FBI opened a preliminary investigation targeting him.
The fact that the FBI was investigating Muhammad but was unable to stop this attack illustrates the difficulties that lone wolf militants present to law enforcement and security personnel, and also highlights some of the vulnerabilities associated with using law enforcement as the primary counterterrorism tool.
Challenges of the Lone Wolf
STRATFOR has long discussed the threat posed by lone wolf militants and the unique challenges they pose to law enforcement and security personnel. Of course, the primary challenge is that, by definition, lone wolves are solitary actors and it can be very difficult to determine their intentions before they act because they do not work with others. When militants are operating in a cell consisting of more than one person, there is a larger chance that one of them will get cold feet and reveal the plot to authorities, that law enforcement and intelligence personnel will intercept a communication between conspirators, or that law enforcement authorities will be able to introduce an informant into the group, as was the case in the recently foiled plot to bomb two Jewish targets in the Bronx and shoot down a military aircraft at a Newburgh, N.Y., Air National Guard base.
Obviously, lone wolves do not need to communicate with others or include them in the planning or execution of their plots. This ability to fly solo and under the radar of law enforcement has meant that some lone wolf militants such as Joseph Paul Franklin, Theodore Kaczynski and Eric Rudolph were able to operate for years before being identified and captured.
Lone wolves also pose problems because they can come from a variety of backgrounds with a wide range of motivations. While some lone wolves are politically motivated, others are religiously motivated and some are mentally unstable. Even among the religiously motivated there is variety. In addition to Muslim lone wolves like Muhammad, Mir Amal Kansi, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet and John Allen Muhammad, we have also seen anti-Semitic/Christian-identity adherents like Buford Furrow and Eric Rudolph, radical Roman Catholics like James Kopp and radical Protestants like Paul Hill. Indeed, the day before the Little Rock attack, Scott Roeder, an anti-abortion lone wolf gunman, killed prominent abortion doctor George Tiller in Wichita, Kan.
In addition to the wide spectrum of ideologies and motivations among lone wolves, there is also the issue of geographic dispersal. As we’ve seen from the lone wolf cases listed above, they have occurred in many different locations and are not just confined to attacks in Manhattan or Washington, D.C. They can occur anywhere.
Moreover, it is extremely difficult to differentiate between those extremists who intend to commit attacks from those who simply preach hate or hold radical beliefs (things that are not in themselves illegal due to First Amendment protections in the United States). Therefore, to single out likely lone wolves before they strike, authorities must spend a great deal of time and resources looking at individuals who might be moving from radical beliefs to radical actions. With such a large universe of potential suspects, this is like looking for the proverbial needle in a haystack.
Limitations on Both Sides
Due to the challenges lone wolf militants present, the concept of leaderless resistance has been publicly and widely embraced in both the domestic terrorism and jihadist realms. However, despite this advocacy and the ease with which terrorist attacks can be conducted against soft targets, surprisingly few terrorist attacks have been perpetrated by lone wolf operatives. In fact, historically, we have seen more mentally disturbed lone gunmen than politically motivated lone wolf terrorists. A main reason for this is that it can be somewhat difficult to translate theory into action, and as STRATFOR has frequently noted, there is often a disconnect between intent and capability.
Because of the difficulty in obtaining the skills required to conduct a terrorist attack, many lone wolves do not totally operate in a vacuum, and many of them (like Muhammad) will usually come to somebody’s attention before they conduct an attack. Many times this occurs as they seek the skills or materials required to conduct a terrorist attack, which Muhammad appears to have been doing in Yemen.
However, in this case, it is important to remember that even though Muhammad had been brought to the FBI’s attention (probably through information obtained from the Yemeni authorities by the CIA in Yemen), he was only one of the thousands of such people the FBI opens a preliminary inquiry on each year. A preliminary inquiry is the basic level of investigation the FBI conducts, and it is usually opened for a limited period of time (though it can be extended with a supervisor’s approval). Unless the agents assigned to the inquiry turn up sufficient indication that a law has been violated, the inquiry will be closed.
If the inquiry indicates that there is the likelihood that a U.S. law has been violated, the FBI will open a full-field investigation into the matter. This will allow the bureau to exert significantly more investigative effort on the case and devote more investigative resources toward solving it. Out of the many preliminary inquiries opened on suspected militants, the FBI opens full-field investigations only on a handful of them. So, if the information reported by ABC News is correct, the FBI was not conducting surveillance on Muhammad because to do so it would have had to have opened a full-field investigation.
Of course, now that Muhammad has attacked, it is easy to say that the FBI should have paid more attention to him. Prior to an attack, however, intelligence is seldom, if ever, so black and white. Sorting out the individuals who intend to conduct attacks from the larger universe of people who hold radical thoughts and beliefs and assigning law enforcement and intelligence resources to monitor the activities of the really dangerous people has long been one of the very difficult tasks faced by counterterrorism authorities.
This difficulty is magnified when the FBI is looking at a lone wolf target because there is no organization, chain of command or specific communications channel on which to focus intelligence resources and gather information. Lacking information that would have tied Muhammad to other militant individuals or cells, or that would have indicated he was inclined to commit a crime, the FBI had little basis for opening a full-field investigation into his activities. These limitations, and the FBI’s notorious bureaucracy (as seen in its investigation of Zacarias Moussaoui and the 9/11 hijackers), are the longstanding shortfalls of the law-enforcement element of counterterrorism policy (the other elements are diplomacy, financial sanctions, intelligence and military).
However, politics have proved obstructive to all facets of counterterrorism policy. And politics may have been at play in the Muhammad case as well as in other cases involving Black Muslim converts. Several weeks ago, STRATFOR heard from sources that the FBI and other law enforcement organizations had been ordered to “back off” of counterterrorism investigations into the activities of Black Muslim converts. At this point, it is unclear to us if that guidance was given by the White House or the Department of Justice, or if it was promulgated by the agencies themselves, anticipating the wishes of President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.
As STRATFOR has previously noted, the FBI has a culture that is very conservative and risk-averse. Many FBI supervisors are reluctant to authorize investigations that they believe may have negative blow-back on their career advancement. In light of this institutional culture, and the order to be careful in investigations relating to Black Muslim converts, it would not be at all surprising to us if a supervisor refused to authorize a full-field investigation of Muhammad that would have included surveillance of his activities. Though in practical terms, even if a full-field investigation had been authorized, due to the caution being exercised in cases related to Black Muslim converts, the case would most likely have been micromanaged to the point of inaction by the special agent in charge of the office involved or by FBI headquarters.
Even though lone wolves operate alone, they are still constrained by the terrorist attack cycle, and because they are working alone, they have to conduct each step of the cycle by themselves. This means that they are vulnerable to detection at several different junctures as they plan their attacks, the most critical of which is the surveillance stage of the operation. Muhammad did not just select that recruiting center at random and attack on the spot. He had cased it prior to the attack just as he had been taught in the militant training camps he attended in Yemen. Law enforcement officials have reported that Muhammad may also have researched potential government and Jewish targets in Little Rock, Philadelphia, Atlanta, New York, Louisville and Memphis.
Had the FBI opened a full-field investigation on Muhammad, and had it conducted surveillance on him, it would have been able to watch him participate in preoperational activities such as conducting surveillance of potential targets and obtaining weapons.
There is certainly going to be an internal inquiry at the FBI and Department of Justice — and perhaps even in Congress — to determine where the points of failure were in this case. We will be watching with interest to see what really transpired. The details will be extremely interesting, especially coming at a time when the Obama administration appears to be following the Clinton-era policy of stressing the primacy of the FBI and the law enforcement aspect of counterterrorism policy at the expense of intelligence and other elements.
June 03, 2009
Wow, did that movie suck or what?
In the future maybe we could get a Terminator to go after Osama bin Laden?
Will Obama's Health Plan Expose AIDS/HIV Data?
Due to political sensitivity, AIDS is treated differently by health professionals from other communicable diseases.
The recent outbreak of swine flu, for example, has been diagrammed by health professionals with the names and locations of people infected worldwide. Vectors of transmission of the disease have been plotted. All the while, the data have been made available to the medical community and the public. AIDS is exempted from a similar procedure.
To avoid stigma and possible discrimination, medical records of AIDS patients are tightly guarded as are the medical records of patients found to be infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Unless a person reveals his/her status, it's virtually impossible to learn who is infected and how the infection was acquired.
My question: Will Obama's national electronic medical records system allow AIDS and HIV patient lists to be easily accessed?Agreed, I'm no expert on health records but I'm familiar with databases. Once compiled, keyword and field searches for everything imaginable are possible. Furthermore, it's logically assumed that a national database will be available to many people. And, to quote Carlos Marcello (1910 - 1993), former New Orleans mob boss,
"Three people can keep a secret if two of them are dead."If my assumptions are valid, the efforts of those groups that have worked tirelessly to keep AIDS and HIV data secret will be irrelevant.
NBC's Brian Williams Bows Before His God Made Flesh
Williams' defenders say that he wasn't really bowing while boiling in his pants, but rather was suddenly overcome by a tingle in his leg.
Obama Fails to "Save or Create" 532,000 Jobs in May
You don't say.
See, when I listened to O-bots sing the praises of Mr. Obama over the last 2+ years, I got the impression that the engine of the world turns merely on a glimmer of hope, a sprinkle of change, a vote for a Democrat and a perhaps baby's smile. Sadly, it seems they were mistaken:
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. private employers chopped more than half a million jobs in May, signaling job conditions remain tough and dashing some hopes the economy was not deteriorating as rapidly as thought, a report on Wednesday showed.I was told that if I voted for John McCain, there would be incalculable financial disaster and job loss due to the political elite's disregard for sensible fiscal policy coupled with an addiction to radical deficit spending and corrupt pork-barrel politics. And they were right!
U.S. companies axed 532,000 jobs last month, though this was fewer than the revised 545,000 jobs lost in April, according to the ADP National Employment Report.
The Myth of the American Cross Worshipping Taliban
There is no appreciable number of people in this country, religious Christians or otherwise, who support the murder of abortion doctors. The same cannot be said of Muslims who support suicide bombings in the name of their religion.Related post here at Michelle Malkin.
Yet speak of the disproportionately violent strain in Islam to a "progressive" person and you'll be met with sneering recitations of millennia-old Christian crusades or Jewish settlements in the West Bank. As for conservative Christians' contemporary political endeavors, lobbying to ban the teaching of evolution in schools or forbidding same-sex marriage simply does not threaten society in quite the same way as the genital mutilation of young girls or the bombing of the London transit system.
I happen to support a legal regime that would, in Bill Clinton's famous words, keep abortion safe, legal and rare. I hold no brief for the religious right, and its views on homosexuality in particular offend (and affect) me personally. But it's precisely because of my identity that I consider comparisons between so-called Christianists (who seek to limit my rights via the ballot box) and Islamic fundamentalists (who seek to limit my rights via decapitation) to be fatuous.
Hat Tip: Ace.
Sandcrawler PSA: Abdullah al-Nafisi is a Blowhard
These aren't the biological weapons smuggled over the Mexican border you're looking for.
Seriously, al-Nafisi is a ranting professor from Kuwait. His lectures on the Muslim Brotherhood and other subjects are often used by al-Qaeda and its supporters. But if you ask me the speech just a lot of al-Nafisi spewing forth hot air.
So yes his fantasies are used by as-Sahab and other terrorist supporters to promote ideology. But so far as this being an "exclusive" reporting a direct threat "to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border". That's pretty far fetched.
Would they like to? Hell yes, but you don't have to panic right this minute. Also a blowhard like like al-Nafisi would be the last one to know in advance.
Just my opinion, go ahead and panic now if you really want to.
Much more menacing is the release by al-Qaeda of two tapes in two days just before Obama's speech in Egypt. Is this just media whoring by al-Qaeda or something more. I reckon we'll find out.
Good News: Bin-Laden Says Obi-One = Booosh
Via CBS News:
(CBS) A new audio tape believed to be from Osama bin Laden criticizes President Barack Obama for planting seeds of "hatred and vengeance toward Americans" and warns of consequences.It appears the tape was sent directly to al-Jazeera, not released on the internet as of yet. Which is kinda weird, al-Qaeda and supporters have claimed in the past that al-Jazeera "edits" the message and not to their liking. So they release on the internet so their message cannot be taken out of context.
The tape, aired on Arabic news network Al Jazeera Wednesday, blasts the U.S. president for his role in Pakistan's military operation against Taliban forces in the Swat Valley. The message comes as Mr. Obama prepares to visit the Middle East to shore up diplomatic relations in the region.
So why only release to al-Jazeera? Something wrong with the tape?
If it turns up anywhere, we'll do an update.
Update: Here is a short clip from the tape. Yep that's bin-Laden's voice saying "Obama". Again no subtitles.
Here's a yahoo vid copy if you need it, youtube has been flakey.
al-Qaeda Murders British Hostage Edwin Dyer
LONDON — Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Wednesday that a Briton held captive in Mali has probably been killed by Al Qaeda terrorists.Prayers to Mr. Dyers family and to the UK and for justice for those who murdered him.
A statement issued in the name of Al Qaeda on an Internet site frequently used for extremist messages said the captive, Edwin Dyer, was killed on Sunday.
Dyer was abducted in January. His captors in Mali had threatened to kill him if Britain refused to release extremist preacher Abu Qatada from prison.
Update: An English translation of the statement by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is below the fold.
The organization Al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb
Statement concerning the execution of the British hostage Edwen Dyer
Prays to God who says in His book:
“Therefore, when ye meet the Unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; At length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom: Until the war lays down its burdens.” (From verse 4, Surat Muhammad), and peace and benediction be upon the messenger of God who said: “Free the prisoner”, and upon his family and companions, and those who follow them until the Day of Judgment.
After the end of the second term, allowed by the Mudjahidin to Britain, after the refusal to respond to our legal requests, and in agreement with the promises and threats of the Mudjahidin, we declare to our Muslim brothers and to the public opinion what follows:
On the sixth of Djumaada the Second 1430, corresponding to 31/05/2009, at 7:30 PM local time, the hostage Edwen Dyer has been killed so that he and British government taste a very small part of the daily sufferings of innocent Muslims at the hands of the coalition of jews and crusaders, from east to west of the world.
The mudjahidin have cleared themselves and spent all their efforts to find an acceptable arrangement, on top of allowing enough time to the British negotiator and accepting to extend the duration of negotiations to a second term.
However, it seems that Britain does not give any value to its citizens and sticks to its arrogance, violation of rights and injustice of Muslims. Let Gordon Brown and his aggressive government then harvest the fruits of their thoughtless policy regarding the Muslims.
We here emphasize the complicity of the British Medias who acquiesced to the instructions of their government by concealing and not exposing the case to the internal public opinion so that reality would have been clarified and the swindling of the government with the lives of its citizens would have appeared. This, in spite of the flexibility of the Mudjahidin and in spite of their efforts to find a solution that would have suited everybody.
We also want to insure our Muslim community that we won’t forget our prisoners, God willing, even if people forget them, and that we will stay firm in our struggle and our sacrifices, fighting the enemies of God among Jews, Christians, and apostates, in agreement with the Word of our Lord and the guidance of our Prophet, peace be upon him. We don’t care about the forsaking of the abandoners and the objections of the contradictors, those who elevate their voice with affliction and concern for the life of a Christian unbeliever who did not receive any (Islamic) legal guarantee of safety, while they keep quiet in a silence of cemetery when it is about saying the truth and assisting thousands of killed and imprisoned among weak Muslims. Their weak persons refrain cowardly from facing the oppressors who crush us, occupy our lands and violate our honor.
If they don’t defend religion by fervor, had they only reacted for the honours
And if they retract from the award when battle heats, had they only come for the earnings
The comity of information, organization Al Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb.
Tuesday, Djumaada the second 1430, corresponding to 02/06/2009.
Source: Al Fajr Media Center
June 02, 2009
Not Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Better Late Than Never Edition
Caption this image of a fellow New Yorker pretending to pinch off Yousef al-Khattab's head.
Click image for Larger. Disclaimer below the fold.
Fatwas will be issued.
UPDATE! (by popular demand) : Fatwas issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Stone K for
and lo... The Lord God on high did feel a pimple growing on his creation's backside and did smite it. And God saw it was goodWow he's going to hell for sure now.
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Crusty for
How To Do Meatballs From Someone's BodyIncluding meat balls in your answer was almost cheating.
Chapter One: The Cranium
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against WriterMom for
That's not the head that needs to be crushed!The all new "I'm a total slut for a fatwa" fatwa issued against Col.Smeag for
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Private William Long's father speaks
The video is here at Blackfive.
Prayers for his family.
Yousef al-Khattab Arrested?!?!
Via Vicious Babushka: Yousef Al-Khattab, known for his radical website revolutionmuslim.com, which features violent images including a cartoon-like image depicting 770 Eastern Parkway, was arrested today at the Israeli Day parade in Manhattan.Teh funny! He's been online since so if he was, he was not held long.
According to an eyewitness, Khattab was taken away for questioning after reportedly telling a Lubavitch student, "Bomb 770," referring to the Lubavitch Headquarters in Brooklyn.
Update: Yousef responds via email.
I am a law abiding citizen, and would never state such a thing in public. Anyway, a cop asked me for my ID...
Smoochie, Smoochie, Smooch, Smooch!
The American Society of Magazine Editors (ASME) announced that its 2009 Magazine Cover Contest will have a new category. For the first time, a winner will be selected in the category of Best Obama Cover along with a variety of other categories such as sports, business, news, nature, etc.
The best in each category will compete for Cover of the Year as determined by voters on Amazon.
It seems to me that including a separate category for Obama goes beyond even the loosest definition of journalism and enters the realm of hero worship or, maybe even, butt-kissing. Readers can make the call.
Zawahiri is Back Again
With a new picture!!!!!
Doesn't he look malnourished and ill? Its hard to tell in the screen shot but in the video he looks much thinner. One can only hope.
NICOSIA (AFP) — Al-Qaeda number two Ayman al-Zawahiri said Tuesday that Muslims had heard Barack Obama's "bloody messages" ahead of the US president's trip to the Middle East, according to a US monitor of Islamist websites.More details from AP here.
In an audio speech, Zawahiri argued that Obama has already presented a clear message to Muslims through US political and military policy in the Middle East and its wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.
"His bloody messages were received and are still being received by Muslims, and they will not be concealed by public relations campaigns or by farcical visits or elegant words," Zawahiri said.
Jawa Report has a copy of the message and the accompanying Arabic text files. There is no English translation provided by as-Sahab Media, so I see no point in uploading any of it. But if you need/want a copy email Howie.
We will add a full transcript when it becomes publicly available. I've put the sucky googlish translate below the fold.
Update: A Jawa reader who understands a little bit of Arabic offers his take on the tape. Still waiting on a full XLT.
Update II 06/04/09: I've removed the other translations and added a complete one.
Thanks to Laura Mansfield.
The following translation of Tuesday's Zawahiri message was posted this morning on the jihadist forums. It is unclear what the original source of the translation is.
Alqimmah Islamic Forums Presents: English Translation "The Floggers of Egypt and the Agents of America Welcome Obama."
Sheikh Dr Ayman Al-Zawahiri may Allah protect Him
"Will Egypt ask: What has the president brought forth? Do those aggressors have anything new for her? It is rather, the same old arrow that these exalted people have seen before. To the leaders of the transgressors, you have come to a land where the transgressors perish and the land itself remains. The Almighty, the One, the Vanquisher, shall protect his land, so who will stand by you when your soldiers are vanquished? It is us who will protect the honor of Egypt if those in power have already surrendered. O brother of the marines, were you told that we will be the minions of your people, or their slaves? They have lied to you, for there is no one among us who accepts this land to be shackled. If delegations seek you out, you must be weary of what they have to say to you. Egypt belongs to no one, and the people do not know fear. Nor will they remain tranquil. The era of shackles is at an end, and in this age, such bondage will be disparaged. Either we protect our homes, or seek ours death and graves. Will there be a group of people in Egypt that hears my words and acts as the vigorous burning flame? Will there be a group of people in Egypt that hears my words and acts as the vigorous burning flame? Will there be a group of people in Egypt that hears my words and act as the vigorous burning flame?
"The White House announced that Obama will, from Egypt, send a message to the Muslim world. However, they forgot that his messages have already arrived.
"His message to the Muslim world arrived when he visited the Wailing Wall, placed a Jewish yarmulke on his head, and performed their prayers...He who claims to be Christian.
"His message to the Muslim world arrived when he gave his speech to the Zionist lobby, AIPAC, where he vowed to keep Jerusalem as the eternal and unified capitol of Israel. He also promised complete support for Israel and the Jewish nature of Israel.
Footage of President Obama addressing AIPAC,
Translated by Assahab:
"`Any agreement with the Palestinian people must preserve Israel`s identity as a Jewish state, with safe, recognized, and defensible borders. Jerusalem will remain the capitol of Israel, and it must remain undivided.`
"Our alliance is based on common interests and common values. Those who threaten Israel, threaten us. Israel has faced these threats at the front lines. I will bring to the White House unflinching support for the protection of Israeli security.`
"His message to Muslims arrived when he agreed and condoned the Zionist aggression on Gaza. His message arrived when he warned and threatened to send more soldiers to Afghanistan and to further bombard the tribal areas of Pakistan. His message arrived when he managed the bloody campaign against Muslims in Swat. His message has arrived to the Muslims in the secret and public prisons, which his administration oversees. They are even expanding the current prisons, like Bagram Prison in Afghanistan, to receive more Muslim victims. His message to Muslims arrived when he continued to refuse to apply the Geneva Convention on Muslim prisoners in the Crusader war against Islam, which they call a war against terrorism. His message to Muslims arrived when he refused to send a delegation from his country to attend the anti-racism conference in Geneva in order to protect the feelings of Israel. His message to Muslims arrived when he threatened to intervene in Pakistan to protect its nuclear weapons, meaning that he considers these weapons US property and under its control, and that it must preserve them. His message to Muslims arrived through the canons of the massive US military, which occupies the Arabian Peninsula, Afghanistan, and Iraq. His bloody messages arrived and continue to arrive to Muslims, and will not be blocked by public relations campaigns, theatrical visits, or fancy words.
"These were the messages that arrived to Egypt before his arrival. Regarding his choice of Turkey and Egypt to address the Muslim world, as alleged, it carries another clear message that the Muslims who the Crusaders Americans are satisfied with, are those who leave Islam and embrace secularism. They are those who recognize Israel, come to security agreements with them, participate in military maneuvers with them, and join NATO to fight under the banner of the Crusaders in Afghanistan
"It is a message to the Muslim nation that America stands clearly and without shame with the floggers and the criminal agents who besiege the Palestinians, torturing and chasing them...They who have transformed their country into a huge prison and transfer power to their children by compulsion and forgery in order to continue corruption, plunder, subjugation, and agency to America and the Crusader Jews. It is a clear that America does not support reform and change, and all the false words of American propaganda. It stands, rather, with the continuation of rotting authoritarian regimes, and endorses and supports them. They export to them the organs of torture, detection, and detonation of tunnels over the heads of our vulnerable family in Palestine. This the real message of Obama, which is received by Muslims, regardless of the quackery, lies, and meaningless propaganda. When Obama comes to Egypt, he will be received by his slaves who benefit from his aid and bribes, but the free Egyptian will reject him, his policies, and his crimes.
Ahmad Muharam (may God have mercy upon him) said: `The strongest enemies among the sons of the nation are those who now see the occupier as their enemies. Are they selling their country, similar to the mujahid who defends it? (Poem)
"Once Obama arrives in Egypt, he will be received by the floggers, thieves, and corrupters: those who made Egypt a location for international torture in the American war against Islam. He will be received by those who besieged and are besieging Gaza. He will be received by the angels of punishment, the forgers of elections, spreaders of vice, and the cowards of Egypt, who handed over Wafa Constantine and her sisters to the monastery prisons to be tortured or killed, in fear of the wrath of America, and to flatter them. America, whose Ministry of Foreign Affairs issues an a nnual report on religious freedoms in the world...But they pressed the Egyptian Government to hand over Wafa Constantine and her sisters. They overlooked hypocrisy in apparent complicity. It is those corrupt ones who will welcome Obama.
"Only the corrupt individuals will welcome Obama. As for the noble, pure and righteous men of Egypt, they will despise him in the name of God, and consider him an international criminal and an opportunistic politician who serves the Zionist plan of ascension to the hierarchy of leadership. The butchers and criminals of Egypt will celebrate Obama. They will rush to present him with gifts robbed from the wealth, sweat, and the blood of the oppressed. I suggest to them something better than this: to present to him with what Ahmad Shawqi (God bless his soul) suggested to those who wanted to honor Fathi Zaghlul, the criminal Judge of the Dinshwai Court. I will borrow his words, with a slight change:
"`If you were to summon your resolve and had the determination to present something valuable to the president, then take to him the noose of a hanged man, the trousers of a whipped (man), and the shackles of a prisoner. Do not suffice with reciting to him my poem, which I have written with my right hand, nor are you to read it in celebration. Rather, read it for Gaza on the day of farewell to every one who has been buried.` (Poem)
"Our people in Egypt: Be the supporters of God and his messenger (peace and blessings be upon him). Do not be among among those who befriend the enemy of God, his religion, and his supporters. God, the Exalted, the Almighty, says: `Thou wilt not find any people who believe in Allah and the Last Day, loving those who resist Allah and His messenger, even though they were their fathers or their sons, or their brothers, or their kindred. For such He has written faith in their hearts and strengthened them with a spirit from Himself. And He will admit them to gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein (forever). Allah will be well pleased with them, and they with Him. They are the Party of Allah. Truly it is the Party of Allah that will achieve felicity` (Koranic verse, Al-Mujadilah, 58:22).
"O free, noble, righteous, and mujahidin (people) of Egypt, stand as one in the face of that criminal, who came to obtain, with cunning, what he failed to attain in the field after the mujahidin foiled the American Crusader plans in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia. Shakib Arsalan (God bless his soul) said:
"`Look at the proud Egypt, like the threads of a rope all tied together.
"Never will the free (people) of Egypt be slaves, despite powerful oppression and tyranny.
"No matter how much the victorious are powerful with their soldiers, justice has more power and soldiers.
"The time has come, when the people do not carry chains and shackles`.
"Our final supplication is to praise God, Lord of all creation, and peace and blessings upon our master Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.`
"May the peace, mercy, and blessings of God be upon you all."
Obama DOJ Clears Way For Illegal Alien Vote
With the collusion of the ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
How dare you racist gringos demand that voters actually be citizens of the United States?:
ATLANTA — The Justice Department has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was a subject of a federal lawsuit in the weeks leading up to November's election.
In a letter released on Monday, the Justice Department said the state's voter verification program is frequently inaccurate and has a "discriminatory effect" on minority voters.
Good News: Pakistan Releases Hafiz Mohammad Saeed
A Pakistani court has ordered the release of the leader of an Islamic charity suspected of being a front for a group accused of the Mumbai attacks.Previous: Chutzpah: Terrorists Behind Mumbai Massacre Have U.S. Hosted Website, Register Using Actual Terrorist Name!
The court ruled the continued house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed was unconstitutional.
The charity is accused of being a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba, the group India says was behind the attacks. Jamaat-ud-Dawa denies any links with militants.
Never Miss a Chance to ...
..make fun of Inshallahshaheed's blog being down.
What Sammy? Did your host forget to pay his bill? And why does he put all his other sites before yours?
Even the Russians Say America is Marxist
Hat Tip: Al Salibiyyah.
Update: Why not? We might need the practice.
Daily Make Fun of Yousef Post
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Tell you what, you Photo-shop a picture of Joooey Cohen AKA Yousef al-Khattab, send it to Howie (see contacts at top of page) and I'll add it to the post.
Hat Tip: Garett.
Update: Here's another one (maybe NSFW) below the fold.
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Thanks to Nelson.
Are You in Iranian Missile Range?
Well I'm not yet but, you might be surprised who is. Say for instance NYC.
June 01, 2009
Sudden Jihad Syndrome In Arkansas
The money quote:
Police say Muhammad opened fire because of his religious beliefs. He was a recent convert to Islam.
UPDATE(From NEWBIE): ABC News is reporting the shooter had just recently returned fromYemen and was being investigated by the FBI at the time he did the shooting.
What Heaven Will Be Like
Supposedly jihadis will get 72 virgins. Wanna know what Jawas get?
Eminem eats man ass...... In front of a bunch of hot chicks no less. For for sure bad gay, but funny (maybe NSFW).
(video moved below the fold, Gee the comments at Hot Air didn't bitch and moan unceasingly about a "fold". I've half a mind to get rid of it.)
Hat Tip: Mongol.
Soldier Murdered in Little Rock Recruitment Office Shooting (Updated)
A soldier just out of basic was killed and another wounded outside an Army recruiting office in Little Rock, Arkansas. From the Associated Press:
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A new soldier helping to attract others to the military was shot and killed outside an Army recruiting office Monday and a second soldier was wounded, and a suspect was arrested, police said.Police have not released the names of the victims or the suspect. Bomb specialists were called in to investigate suspicious packages in the suspect's vehicle.
Update: The suspect in the Little Rock recruitment office shooting that left one young soldier dead is 24 year old Carlos Leon Bledsoe, now known as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad since his conversion to the Religion of Peace.
He was under investigation by the FBI since returning from Yemen.
From the same source:
Private William Long, 23 was killed on the scene and Private Quinton Ezeagwula, 18 was wounded while taking a break outside the U.S. Army recruiting station where they both were working at the time.Don't expect any banner headlines in the MSM.
Does Delta suck, or what?
Wow, you can even check a single bag in without them charging you? Then they had an "equipment change" and my exit row vanishes.
--iPhone from Tarmac.
Court: Mom Too Dumb to Raise Daughter
(Nottingham, England) A mother known as Rachel is fighting to keep her daughter after a court ruled that she was not "clever enough" to look after the child.
The woman, who for legal reasons can be identified only by her first name, Rachel, has been told by a family court that her daughter will be placed with adoptive parents within the next three months, and she will then be barred from further contact.Rachel is appealing to the EU Court of Human Rights.
The adoption is going ahead despite the declaration by a psychiatrist that Rachel, 24, has no learning difficulties and “good literacy and numeracy and [that] her general intellectual abilities appear to be within the normal range”.
Her daughter, K, was born prematurely and officials felt Rachel lacked the intelligence to cope with her complex medical needs Baby K was released from hospital into care and is currently with a foster family. Her health has now improved to the point where she needs little or no day-to-day medical care.
I suggest that the ruling sets an unreasonable and dangerous precedent -- minimum intelligence requirements for parenting subjectively established by the government. Arguably, the practice is a gateway toward forced sterilization of low-IQ individuals.
Sandcrawler PSA: Blogging Not Addictive
Not at all...none zero zilch, in fact it puts hair on your chest and lead in your pencil. Which could be hazardous to hot chicks who blog. But that's about the only down side.
I mean a lot of people say blogging is addictive. But they are all effing insane.
French Muslim "Proud" of Murdering Jewish Man
Some details on the trial of a gang of Asian Youths * who are alleged to have kidnapped, tortured and murdered Ilan Halmi because he was Jewish.
Last Thursday, Youssouf Fofana admitted that he was responsible for killing Ilan Halimi and that he personally doused Halimi in lighter fluid and set him on fire. According to Vigoreux’s account, Fofana referred to the hearsay testimony of his lieutenant Samir Ait Abdelmalek for the other details. Abdelmalek has previously reported that Fofana told him that he stabbed Halimi in the throat and tried to “cut his neck.” On Vigoreux’s account, Fofana said he had no regrets about killing Halimi and even added: “I am proud.* In this case consider Algeria part of Asia...
Hat Tip: John.
Air France Flight Missing
IF one wanted to bomb an international flight, wouldn't you focus on airports with relatively less security? IF.
[Update by MJP] An Air France Airbus 330-200 with 228 people onboard took off last night from Rio de Janeiro on an expected 11-hour flight to Paris. It is missing. A lightning strike has been suggested.
The Brazilian military has commenced search and rescue operations at the point of reported disappearance in the vicinity of the island of Fernando de Noronha off the northeast coast of Brazil.
Flight AF 447 had 216 passengers and 12 crew, including three pilots. Thus far, no Americans are reportedly involved.
The French Air Force has sent two planes from an African base to aid in the search. Oddly, French Transportation Minister Jean-Louis Borloo has ruled out hijacking as the cause and said it probably was an accident. I suggest the minister is being presumptuous since the plane is still missing and an investigation has barely commenced.
Air France has set up telephone hotlines and a crisis center in Paris.