December 31, 2009
Sandcrawler PSA: Happy New Year
May the new year bring us many Fatwas.
Updated and sticky: As a treat to our readers we thought it would be a nice gesture to fill you in on the kind of serious discussion that goes on behind the scenes here at Jawa Report. Here to take over is fellow Jawa and Yemen expert Sweet Jane Novak
In a shocking development, the residents of the Sandcrawler repeated the words "matt damon" several times, as they are prone to do, for no apparent reasonER uh, MATT DAMON!!!
Update from Stable Hand:To female readers of Jawa....Happy New Year!!!!!!
Houston-based group hawked Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki's cds even after Ft. Hood massacre, Undie-bomber attended their "Ilmfest" Houston conference, two London seminars in 2008
(Welcome JihadWatch and HotAir readers!)
What a small world it is when it comes to domestic terror. CNN reported yesterday that NWA Flight 253 Undie-bomber Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab attended the 16-day "Ilmfest" in Houston sponsored by the Al Maghrib Institute in August 2008 and two other Al Maghrib seminars in London before that (HT: JihadWatch). Al Maghrib trots out Yasir Qadhi to claim he's shocked, SHOCKED! to see a terrorist associated with their organization (except, oops!, so was convicted terrorist Daniel Maldonado; DiscoverTheNetworks has more on the Al Maghrib Institute "moderates").
But we can report exclusively at the Jawa Report that Qadhi's Houston-based Ilmquest was selling more than a dozen different CD sets by none other than Al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as recently as last month. Ilmquest continued to hawk Awlaki's wares even after the Ft. Hood massacre, but scrubbed any mention of Awlaki from their site as soon as he was connected to the Ft. Hood incident. Ah, but thanks to Google cache, they couldn't hide all the evidence. A screenshot of Ilmquest's Awlaki offerings is below the fold.
Yes, these fine moderate Muslims just happen to be selling CD sets of an Al-Qaeda cleric, and a would-be terrorist attends their events on two different continents and just happens to end up meeting that same Al-Qaeda cleric in Yemen. Will these random occurrences never stop!!!!????
And CNN informs us that Yasir Qadhi was a featured speaker at the U.S. Counter-Radicalization Strategy conference organized by the National Counterterrorism Center in the summer of 2008. The same NCTC that epicly failed to connect the dots on AbdulMutallab.
OK, we're all going to die.
(Ilmquest's Awlaki offerings below the fold, click for a larger image, thanks to Howie for the graphic magic and Stable Hand for the full-page screen grab.)
UPDATE: OK, I can't resist. Here's is the NCTC's "moderate" de-radicalization expert Yasir Qadhi preaching Holocaust denial:
Sucking Up All The Terrorist's Bandwidth For Fun
Click here to waste more terrorist bandwidth at Internet Anthropologist.
And keep clicking till you see this...
We intend to aggravate them to death ;)
The Price of Peter Moore's Freedom
he US has released the leader of an Iranian-backed Shia terror group behind the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007.Read more...
Qais Qazali, the leader of the Asaib al Haq or the League of the Righteous, was set free by the US military and transferred to Iraqi custody in exchange for the release of British hostage Peter Moore, US military officers and intelligence officials told The Long War Journal. The US military directly implicated Qais in the kidnapping and murder of five US soldiers in Karbala in January 2007.
“We let a very dangerous man go, a man whose hands are stained with US and Iraqi blood,” a military officer said. “We are going to pay for this in the future.”
The US military has maintained that the release of members and leaders of the League of the Righteous is related to a reconciliation agreement between the terror group and the Iraqi government, but some US military officers disagree.
“The official line is the release of Qazali is about reconciliation, but in reality this was a prisoner swap,” a military intelligence official said.
Meanwhile, Back in Islamberg
Flying under the radar, thanks to political correctness, the training continues at Islamberg, a compound located in the Catskills about 150 miles from New York City:
Readers of Canada Free Press and the Northeast East Intelligence Network will recall our initial report published in February 2006 about Jamaat ul Fuqra, an Islamic terrorist group operating under the guise of legitimacy by adopting benign sounding identities such as the International Quranic Open University and the Muslims of the Americas. The reality is that Jamaat ul Fuqra is a fully operational Islamic terrorist organization firmly embedded throughout the U.S. and Canada and led by top Pakistani terror leader Shiek Mubarek Ali Gilani of Lahore, Pakistan. Gilani is most well known for his role in the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, a claim denied by Gilani and the subject of an ongoing dispute among terrorism investigators.Video here.
Federal investigators confirmed that Jamat ul Fuqra members have been responsible for at least a dozen murders, 17 bombings and fire bombings, and several assassinations and attempted assassinations. The perpetrators of those terrorist acts received their paramilitary training at the Islamberg compound in New York State. In the weeks preceding the 9/11 attacks, nearby residents to the Islamic compound witnessed male residents of the compound, dressed in military type fatigues, running in military style formation on the rural road adjacent to the Muslim owned property. Other residents heard the sounds of gunfire and small explosions coming from the depths of the expansive property.
Imam El Sheikh Syed Mubarik Ali Gilani Qadri counters that Islamberg is a simple anti-Semitic trutherish community:
In reality, the Muslims of the world do not hate Americans, a fact which the enemies of Muslims and Christians dislike. Therefore, they create situations in which Muslims are presented as terrorists or enemies of the American people, the sinister plan of Israel in their first attempt at the World Trade Center bombing in 1991, an act later determined to be an inside job carried out by an Egyptian on the FBI payroll, and other agencies.
Iranian Protestor Run Over By Police Identified
One of the Martyrs of Ashoura in Tehran Identified
Green Way Movement (Jaras): During Ashoura, on Valiasr intersection, martyr Shahrokh Rahmani was run over by an anti-riot police vehicle.
The day before, Shahrokh Rahmani and Saeed Ali Mousavi were both buried in Behesht Zahra cemetery.
Students Who Went To Same University Of Crusty Crotch Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab Are Being Investigated
SMH A NUMBER of students who dropped out of an Australian-affiliated university in Dubai are being investigated for links to the Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US aircraft.Hmmm, wonder if some of them are waiting to have their crotch blackened?
International intelligence officials are working with the United Arab Emirates Government to comb the records of the University of Wollongong in Dubai for relationships with its former student and alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.
Shah's son Urges International Protest
The son of the deposed Shah of Iran has urged nations worldwide to withdraw their ambassadors from Tehran to protest violence against opposition demonstrators.Will be interesting to see if any withdraw their ambassadors. He also wants UN to investigate, good luck with that. UN only interested in poor, poor, Gazans...gawd.
Reza Pahlavi, who has lived in exile since his father was toppled in the 1979 revolution, has appealed for a UN investigation into human rights violations during recent unrest.
Michael Yon: Into Thine Hand I Commit My Spirit
As I understand he's heading out today but this really is a must read.In honor of the 1-17th Infantry Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
On this small base surrounded by a mixture of enemy and friendly territory, a memorial has been erected just next to the Chapel. Inside the tepee are 21 photos of 21 soldiers killed during the first months of a year-long tour of duty. The fallen will belong forever to the honor rolls of the 1-17th Infantry Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, and they will join the sacred list of names of those who have given their lives in service of the United States of America.
Jules Crittenden: Damn The Naughts
We watched the sun drop on the last day of the 1990s and the Second Millennium, myself, a Boston Herald photog and assorted others, looking west from among the old Jewish tombstones on the Mount of Olives. A choir of Carmelite nuns emerged by the gates of Gethsemane to sing sweetly at the sunset, which was silhouetting Muslims walking atop the Temple Mount, toward the domed mosque of Al Aqsa, from which we could hear the mezzuin calling them in. It was like the past was being put to bed, even as everything continued on in this ancient place one more day at a time.
Rahm at Terror Free Somalia goes national
It was just two weeks ago we noted that Jawa buddy Rahm, who operates the Terror Free Somalia blog, got a solid write-up in the Seattle Weekly based on his exclusive reporting on the September suicide bombing conducted by Seattle resident Omar Mohamud. He also got plugs from the Seattle Times and local TV station KOMO.
But now we hope he remembers us little bloggers now that he's gone national in yesterday's Christian Science Monitor in an article, "A US pipeline for jihad in Somalia?":
In Somali grocery stores and cafes in Tukwila, talk over cups of cardamom tea often centers on the politics of their homeland. The community’s deep Muslim faith is evident in the decorated prayer rugs in the back of restaurants that serve traditional goat and spaghetti and the mosque donation boxes at markets. It’s a closed community still getting comfortable with America.
“They live here, but they don’t live here physically. You won’t see them at Seahawks games,” says Abdirahman Warsame, who came to the US in 1996 and now works as a building security manager just outside Seattle.
Two years ago, Mr. Warsame began blogging about the increased terrorist attacks in Somalia. Recently he republished an article reporting that a Somali man from the Seattle area died in a Sept. 17 suicide attack on African Union peacekeepers that killed 21 people. The FBI would not confirm the perpetrator’s identity but did not dispute local reports that a Seattle resident may have been the latest American to die for Al Shabab’s cause.
CSM even gave him some link luv in the article. I would also note that Rahm is posting a couple hundred times a month, which rivals or surpasses what we do here as a team at MPJ. If you want to know what's going on in Somalia, he's the guy you want to go to.
US Believes al Qaeda Supporting Lunatic Yemeni Dictator "Turned Around"
US officials say Yemeni President Saleh saw the light in July when presented with evidence the Al Qaeda fanatics were planning assassinations against top officials. Do we really have to do this over and over and over again? The US dream of a reformed Saleh has been alive since 2000, but President Saleh has never been sincere. He just comes up with better BS, more interesting theater and catch phrases that seem reassuringly familiar. To go forward on the premise that Saleh achieved any level of rehabilitation after a good talking to is ludicrous.
Its a mistake to trust President Ali Abdullah Saleh on any level, at any time. It is a threat to US security to under-estimate the level of enmeshment between the Yemeni state and al Qaeda- from al Qaeda local to al Qaeda central, from low level security officials up to the President of Yemen.
Washington (CNN) -- "Solid intelligence" from U.S. and Yemen services finally persuaded Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh last summer to accept increased help in fighting al Qaeda in his country, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
After years of pressure from the United States to crack down on al Qaeda in Yemen, Saleh was persuaded to accept help after he was presented with intelligence that al Qaeda "was targeting inner-circle Yemeni leaders," and that there was a growing number of terrorist training camps in Yemen, the official said...
Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command, and John Brennan, President Obama's counterterrorism adviser, visited Saleh in Yemen in the summer to lay out the threat of terrorism. The official said that following those meetings it "was clear" that Saleh was finally seeing the threat as "much more alarming" than he had previously.
Petraeus had been laying the groundwork with the Obama administration that al Qaeda in Yemen was a growing threat, and Petraeus was setting up U.S. military assistance efforts, including the use of special operations forces in Yemen to help train Yemeni forces on counterterrorism operations, the official said.
In part, the United States thinks Saleh turned around at that time also because of pressure from Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf nations, especially after the attempted assassination of Saudi Deputy Interior Minister Mohammed bin Naif by a suspected al Qaeda operative coming from Yemen. The United States also provided intelligence that al Qaeda was planning to strike targets in Sanaa.
The Pentagon is spending about $66 million this year to provide Yemen with security and military assistance, including training Yemeni counterterrorist forces.
But the U.S. official and other administration sources confirmed that behind the scenes much more is going on. U.S. military and intelligence agencies are providing not only training, but weapons and intelligence-targeting information...
Also, a substantial arms- and drug-smuggling network is active in Yemen, with intelligence indicating some arms shipments to Hamas via Sudan and then Egypt.
Abdulmutallab's Postings at Gawaher.com
We've had inquiries about what we might know about Farouk1986. We don't have much of anything to add other than we found nickname appears on a number of Arabic, Islamic and lonely heart forums.
Weather they are the same person or multiple people we've not determined. What is clear is "Farouk1986" was quite active on the internet.
Update: More here.
Anwar Awlaki Met with Nigerian
Internet jihaddist, Yemeni-American Anwar Awlaki has been a busy bee, issuing fatwas, negotiating tribal alliances, and meeting with would-be suicide bombers. In his recent public statements and interviews, Awlaki justified attacks on US military personnel as legitimate jihad. Apparently he promoted also attacks on civilians as acceptable (if not required) by Islamic law. The Freds are looking into charges.
Under questioning by the FBI, Abdulmutallab has said that he met with Awlaki and senior Al Qaeda members during an extended trip to Yemen this year, and that the cleric was involved in some elements of planning or preparing the attack and in providing religious justification for it, officials said.
Other intelligence linking Awlaki to Abdulmutallab became apparent after the attempted bombing, including communications intercepted by the National Security Agency indicating that the cleric was meeting with "a Nigerian" in preparation for some kind of operation, according to a U.S. intelligence official....
The FBI has been investigating possible criminal charges against Awlaki stemming from his suspected attempts to spur extremists on to violence, including Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the alleged Ft. Hood shooter, an FBI official confirmed Wednesday.
But counter-terrorism officials say it was only recently that Awlaki forged close ties with the Yemen-based regional affiliate of Osama bin Laden's terrorism network, known as Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula....
Evan Kohlmann, a government counter-terrorism consultant, said Awlaki had been providing fatwas, or Islamic decrees, endorsing attacks by Al Qaeda in Yemen and playing a central role in its recruitment efforts, logistics, strategy and communications.
More recently, he said, Awlaki has been instrumental in negotiating alliances between the Al Qaeda affiliate and powerful Yemeni tribes that protect it from government crackdowns.
U.S. authorities are alarmed by Awlaki's new role within the Al Qaeda affiliate not only because of those alliances and his influence on the Internet, but because of his familiarity with the United States, its customs and security measures, said the U.S. intelligence official.
Religion of Peace Roundup : 12/31/2009 Edition
The ROP is celebrating the end of the infidel year by,.....
Maybe try and blow up Bali?
Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb Kidnapped some Italians.
Bali Governor Warns of Possible Attack on New Year's Eve [03:41 a.m. ET]
December 30, 2009
File this under "Shut up, Good Lt. It's not the time for politics, you classless moron."
Perhaps, but consider this.
Assuming El Rushbo pulls through with no major problems (we all hope, of course), shouldn't the Obamacrats be rushing out and praising the private health care system in the US based on what is happening with this incident?
After all, they're not being forced to pay for Rush's care or recovery under our current system with their tax dollars.
Just a thought.
Sandcrawler PSA: YOU PEOPLE STOP THAT!
Apparently YOU PEOPLE'S lust for boobies and hot good gay pron has finally driven Jawa Report over its bandwidth limit!
We apologize for the short outage and thanks to Pixi Misa for fisking it and yes of course there are boobies below the fold.
In Year-End Message, Taliban Calls 2009 Successful
Thanks to the Obama administration, read it and you will see what I mean.
Our finest and bravest are working their arses off in harms way and deserve more from this administration.
KABUL, Afghanistan - In a written statement, the Taliban calls 2009 "a successful year for mujahedeen" and says it is determined to drive coalition forces out of Afghanistan in 2010.As former VP Cheney says, "Obama Is Pretending The U.S. Is Not At War"
"Last year the guerrilla warfare, frontline war, attacks and road mines against the invaders increased as the enemy began to cry out for reconciliation," said the statement, obtained by CNN on Wednesday.
"The enemy does not have a constant policy," the unsigned statement said. "Sometimes they talk about sending more soldiers and other times they speak of an early withdrawal. Their thinking is irrational."
DCCC: Obama's More Aggressive In Fighting Al-Qaeda Than Bush?!?!?!
Wow, let's hope he doesn't get anymore
aggressive less aggressive.....we can't handle anymore terrorist incidents. There have been 33 terror-related “events” since 9-11. 13 of those events occurred in 2009.
Via The Hill
Democratic strategists Wednesday asserted President Barack Obama "has been far more aggressive in fighting al Qaeda" than the previous administration .Ummm, dumb shit, alQaeda was and still is in Iraq.
In an e-mail this afternoon to supporters -- which incidentally excoriated Republicans for politicizing the attempted bombing of Flight 253 -- the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) stressed it was President George W. Bush, not his successor, who relegated the fight against the terrorist network to the back burner by turning "its focus from al Qaeda to Iraq."
Yemen Strike on Horizon?
For the Pentagon to craft various war scenarios and work through the tactics and strategies is predictable.
CNN is reporting the US has begun selecting sites in Yemen to attack if President Obama orders a retaliatory strike in the aftermath of the botched Christmas Day airline bombing. US Special Operations Forces and spies are said to be already inside Yemen and working with their Yemeni counterparts to target members of al-Qaeda.However, getting the Yemeni government to agree to U.S. military presence is news to me. It's also news that the U.S. has counterparts in the Yemeni government.
CNN also revealed the existence of a new classified agreement between the two countries that allows the US to fly cruise missiles, fighter jets and armed drones against targets in Yemen with the consent of the Yemeni government.One aspect of Yemeni life that seems to be overlooked in various reports is the generally-accepted fact that the entire population is addicted to khat, the narcotic weed. By mid-afternoon daily, virtually every post-pubescent Yemeni is stoned. Throw into the mix that outright lying is permitted under the Islamic principle of dishonesty, called taqqiyah, and there's questionable substance to any agreement.
Under the agreement, the US will remain publicly silent on its military and intelligence actions in Yemen. Investigators are still probing the connections between the failed attack and members of al-Qaeda in Yemen. The alleged airline bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was in Yemen up until earlier this month.
Jihadtube Censors Iranian Dissidents
Freedom Messenger - Ghasedane AZADI thanks 2 everyone 4 ur quick response! #iranelection Our Youtube Channel is back up! You can view all our clips from 2day on our backup channel http://www.youtube.com/user/freedommesengerApparently "someone" ran a campaign to stop the Iranian resistance from publishing on Youtube and their main channel was suspended for a time but reinstated.
Jihadtube, suspending those who love freedom and coddling this guy.
NYPD Investigating Suspicious Vehicle In Times Square
Developing.....Nothing or dry run? Van had bogus placard, was sitting for two days near Times Square.
Update: Time Square re-opening. Police cordon off van.
Update 2: The owner of the vehicle has a temporary registration and they are attempting to contact him.
Officials: Somali Tried To Board Flight With Explosives Last Month
This was given little attention apparently until now. The flight was headed to Dubai.
MOGADISHU, Somalia — A man tried to board a commercial airliner in Mogadishu last month carrying powdered chemicals, liquid and a syringe that could have caused an explosion in a case bearing chilling similarities to the terrorist plot to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner, officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday[...]Somalia/Yemen same alQaeda hell hole.
A Nairobi-based diplomat said the incident in Somalia is similar to the attempted attack on the Detroit-bound airliner on Christmas Day in that the Somali man had a syringe, a bag of powdered chemicals and liquid — tools similar to those used in the Detroit attack. The diplomat spoke on condition he not be identified because he isn't authorized to release the information.
Revolution Muslim Protesting The Shia Rally In NYC
Joey(yousef al-khattab) Cohen's buds get busted for doing this. Naturally they don't show the part why they were busted. Assmaggots.
Regime Change in Iran? Plus Interview With Iranian Expatriot Amil Imani
Amil sent me this through email this AM. Its a very good read.
I believe that people in the West and in America are beginning to see the real face of Islam and the danger it poses to the secular democratic societies. In the past, Islam succeeded in largely displacing the magnificent Persian civilization with a primitive myopic discriminatory system of belief. Presently, once again with renewed vigor, Islam is aiming to destroy another civilization—the Judeo-Christian civilization, a civilization that constitutes a living falsification of the Islamic primitive and backward creed. Islamofascisim presents a clear and present danger, not only to Western civilization, but to the entire civilized world as is evidenced by the ruling Islamists in places such as Iran, the Sudan, Somalia, and Saudi Arabia.Read it all, you'll be glad you did.
More coverage and sick videos of the struggle of Iranian protesters. Best wishes to them from the Sandcrawler.
Warning - Graphic
Another view - More graphic
Al-Qaeda Practices Beating Body Scanners
How, pray tell, did they get a hold of security scanners?
A body scanner at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport would not necessarily have detected the explosives which the would-be syringe bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had sewn into his underwear. A Dutch military intelligence source told De Telegraaf newspaper that Al Qaeda has its own security scanners and has been practicing ways of concealing explosives.It is time to splode those practice sessions......gawd!!!
The terrorist group has even carried out test runs at smuggling explosives through European airports, the paper reports.
Burnt Crotch Jihadi Wannabe Whitey Tighties Not White Anymore
Pretty cool way to start a castration, hope he is enjoying the smell of his burnt crotch....heh
Iraqi Shia Terrorists Release Peter Moore
British hostage Peter Moore has been released alive from captivity in Iraq, Foreign Secretary David Miliband said.
He said Mr Moore, an IT consultant from Lincoln who was seized in Baghdad in May 2007, was in good health and "absolutely delighted at his release".
Mr Miliband said the Moore family felt deep relief after two-and-a-half years of "misery, fear and uncertainty".
Good News: Iran About to Buy 1,350 Tons of Yellowcake
VIENNA – Iran is close to clinching a deal to clandestinely import 1,350 tons of purified uranium ore from Kazakhstan, according to an intelligence report obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press. Diplomats said the assessment was heightening international concern about Tehran's nuclear activities.Nothing to see here, move along.
Such a deal would be significant because, according to an independent research group, Tehran appears to be running out of the material, which it needs to feed its uranium enrichment program.
Another Act of the Fake Zionist Khinspiracy Play Taking Place in Iran
"This is a nauseating masquerade that the Zionists and Americans organized and bought a ticket for, and for which they are the only spectators. The Iranian nation has seen a lot of such masquerades," Ahmadinejad added.Recorded Dec. 27th.
Wow! What great "acting".
Hat Tip: Freedom Messenger - Ghasedane AZADI
DEATH TO ISLAMIC REPUBLIC!
Update: Today's "act" at Azad University of Shahriyar.
Why training in the arts of the Dark Side of course.
Image of the super sekrit Sith Lord training grounds below the fold.
Sure beats the hell of of that shithole Dagobah where the Jedi train eh?
December 29, 2009
The British winner of the so-called "Best Job in the World" has been stung by a potentially deadly jellyfish.
And here I thought working 10 - 11 hours a day for a quasi-governmental agency in 20 inches of snow while simultaneously monitoring a best selling author's reader forum and keeping track of the online jihad was hard.
If anyone has a spare deadly jellyfish, I could use a day off.
Evil Swedish Joooos Deliver Achmed's Kidney's To Aftonbladet
Just when one thinks da jooooos don't steal kidneys, they do this. At least they returned them....heh
Published Document States Khamenei Is Planning To Escape To Russia
Oh my, is the
supreme extremist leader feeling some heat from the protests?
Following Muslim Rape of Pakistani Christian Toddler, Family Finally Given Asylum In Canada
Raping a two and half yr old toddler because her father wouldn't covert to Islam. Gawd, every day brings more sick shite like this.
Via Toronto Sun
A seven-year-old Pakistani girl and her family have been given asylum in Canada after reports the child was raped and left to die when her Christian father refused to convert to Islam.ROPMA
The identities of Baby Neeha and her family are being protected by immigration officials, said human rights lawyer Chantal Desloges and One Free World International, a church that was instrumental in getting the family here[...]
Baby Neeha, at the age of 21/2, was raped by the son of her father's employer and left to die by the roadside, he said. No one was arrested for the crime.
"These horrific events took place because her father, who was Christian, refused to give in to pressure from his Muslim employer to convert to Islam," El Shafie said.
Sandcrawler PSA: Something About
Sarah Palin's daughter, her uterus, her baby, the other baby and baby daddy that I really didn't give a crap about.
Yoda to Andrew Sullivan on his Ghost Blogger turning to the Dark Side
I'm not sure why anyone else does either?
Might as well throw a, "John F. Kennedy was nekkid once with some hot chicks, until he wasn't", in there too for good measure.
The Obi-Jesus Editorial
I guess saving countless millions from eternal hellfire, not to mention his Body (the church) being the driving force of western civilization comes out somewhere behind "healthcare"?
Obama is, of course, greater than JesusWTF?
Hat Tip: Jillian.
يسوع هو أكبر
Who Needs Fiscal Discipline
Decades or centuries from now, scholars will examine U.S. government documents from our time and notice something strange: In four consecutive years around the close of the 20th century, the federal budget was recorded as having a surplus. That hadn't happened since 1969, it hasn't happened since, and the way things are going, it may never happen again.Will the politicians ever realize that this IS THE ISSUE????
Recent years have seen the collapse of all federal fiscal discipline. At the end of the 2001 fiscal year, the national debt stood at $5.7 trillion. Today, it's over $12 trillion. With the population at roughly 300 million, your share is, oh, about $40,000. And you ain't seen nothin' yet. In the next decade, according to the Obama administration's own estimates, Washington will pile up another $9 trillion in deficits.
This has been a bipartisan achievement. When Republicans controlled Congress and the executive branch during the Bush administration, the surpluses gave way to deficits. Now that Democrats are in power, they are doing the same, in spades. Both have found political advantage in lavishing voters with benefits that someone else (future voters) will have to pay for.
The dripping irony of this being published from the broken can't pay its bills state of Illinois is not lost on me.
Berkeley High Cuts Pasty White Geek Classes
Berkeley High School is considering a controversial proposal to eliminate science labs and the five science teachers who teach them to free up more resources to help struggling students.You know what is really a shame, sure the science classes are majority white. But look at this
The proposal to put the science-lab cuts on the table was approved recently by Berkeley High's School Governance Council, a body of teachers, parents, and students who oversee a plan to change the structure of the high school to address Berkeley's dismal racial achievement gap, where white students are doing far better than the state average while black and Latino students are doing worse.
Sincular-Mertens, who has taught science at BHS for 24 years, said the possible cuts will impact her black students as well. She says there are twelve African-American males in her AP classes and that her four environmental science classes are 17.5 percent African American and 13.9 percent Latino. "As teachers, we are greatly saddened at the thought of losing the opportunity to help all of our students master the skills they need to find satisfaction and success in their education," she told the board.The students of minorities who have risen above the fray and are trying to better themselves will be denied the advanced education they need so that their fool bothers who waste their time can get yet another second grade remedial reading class.
Hat Tip: La Shawn.
Look Buddy, Don't You Dare Touch the Queen
Britain has been given a warning by Iran's foreign minister that it will receive "a punch on the mouth" if it does not "stop the nonsense".Look Iran, don't be messing with Her Highness. If you so much as leave a scratch on the mother country....mmmmm mmmm, you'll regret it. I promise.
Manouchehr Mottaki responded after UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband hailed the "great courage" of Iranians who staged opposition protests on Sunday.
Iran says the clashes, which resulted in at least eight people being killed, were inspired and aided by the West.
The UK ambassador is being summoned by Iran to receive a formal complaint.
Mr Mottaki said the protesters "should not be encouraged by a few... statements by certain countries".
He added: "They should not pin their hopes on them. Britain will receive a punch on the mouth if it does not stop its nonsense.
Then another Iranian official calls for "no mercy" against the Iranian protesters.
Iran's influential parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Tuesday that authorities should mete out "the harshest punishment" to protesters who disrupted Ashura observances.So the regime there is upping its rhetoric in an other desperate attempt to maintain control by blaming its internal problems on the usual Zionist meddlers.
Addressing lawmakers, Larijani said the protesters had insulted Imam Hussein, whose death is commemorated during the religious observance.
He urged officials to "arrest offenders of the religion and mete out harshest punishments to such anti-revolutionary figures with no mercy."
What good did it do them? Apparently none here's a video of a protest held today at the Science and Technical University.
Obama's Teleprompter's Speech on Iran
First let it never be said that I'm not fair. Here's the entire transcript of The President's statement.
(partial quote)Before I leave, let me also briefly address the events that have taken place over the last few days in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The United States joins with the international community in strongly condemning the violent and unjust suppression of innocent Iranian citizens, which has apparently resulted in detentions, injuries, and even death.Ok so Gateway Pundit is running this video of Charles Krauthammer's remarks on the speech.
For months, the Iranian people have sought nothing more than to exercise their universal rights. Each time they have done so, they have been met with the iron fist of brutality, even on solemn occasions and holy days. And each time that has happened, the world has watched with deep admiration for the courage and the conviction of the Iranian people who are part of Iran's great and enduring civilization.
What's taking place within Iran is not about the United States or any other country. It's about the Iranian people and their aspirations for justice and a better life for themselves. And the decision of Iran's leaders to govern through fear and tyranny will not succeed in making those aspirations go away.
I'm kinda torn, we need to support the people of Iran earning their freedom. But only they can earn it for themselves.
Again this reminds me of the fall of the Shah the way this is unfolding. It is a turning point in history but I don't see it losing any steam for some time.
So I think the statement could have been a bit stronger but......what do you expect from Obi-One? So long as we don't appear lend any support to the regime over the people I'm happy.
Are we missing the boat or will it set sail without us anyway?
Beauty Icon of the Decade
Commissioned by a company called Superdrug, research polling of 3,000 people found Angelina Jolie's famous pout, thick hair and strong character make her the envy of women around the world. As a result, Jolie has been named the "Beauty Icon of the Decade."
Coming in second was Jennifer Aniston and third was Kylie Minogue. An Honorable Mention goes to Brad Pitt for finishing in both No.1 and No.2. (More ....)
Endangered Bird Hunted by Arab Sheikhs and Princes
(Karachi, Pakistan) The government of Pakistan apparently won't comply with international regulatory standards protecting endangered species facing extinction.
It appears that some people are just more equal.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has given permission to 27 dignitaries of the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia to set up hunting camps in 63 districts of all four provinces and hunt the protected and endangered bird, the houbara bustard.If this scheme were attempted in the U.S., virtually every animal welfare group on the planet would protest and law enforcers would be making arrests. So far, there has not been one peep from any of them.
Last month, 10 licences were issued to Arab princes and sheikhs allowing them to bring 470 falcons into the country to hunt the endangered bird.
Houbara bustard is a migratory bird and faces extinction threat.
December 28, 2009
Iran: Protest The Mullahs, Expect Violence
Warning, graphic images:
Video: Daniel Huisinga, NW Flight 253 Passenger, Tells Story of Other Muslim Arrested
Nothing to see here, move along...
Yemen Terror Leader Calls for Islamic State: True or Yemeni Gov't Propaganda?
The leader of the Abyan Aden Islamic Army, Khaled Abdul Nabi, is calling for the establishment of an Islamic state in southern Yemen. Scary, yes? However as with all things Yemen, its important to look beyond the initial shock value as the Yemeni President is the King of Spin™. The Yemeni government has been trying to pin the terrorist label on the southern independence movement, so Nabi and his statement deserve a little scrutiny.
One clear example of the duplicity of Yemeni President Saleh's regime is the official propaganda involving Khaled Abdul Nabi, leader of the Abyan Aden Islamic Army. The Yemeni regime told the US in 2003 that they killed al-Nabi in a shoot-out. Yemeni officials later admitted that, no actually they let al-Nabi go, after he was spotted breathing. This was noted in the State Department's Patterns of Terrorism report issued in 2004. In 2005, top Yemeni officials claimed Nabi was completely rehabilitated and living the life of a peaceful farmer. Beginning in 2005 and through 2007, local media reported Nabi and his band of fanatics were training tribal paramilitaries for the government to battle Shiite rebels in Sa’ada.
In 2007, a newspaper (Al-Sharie) that covered the topic of jihaddists fighting for the government in the Sa'ada War was brought up on charges of revealing state secrets. The editor faced the death penalty. In 2008, the Yemeni government announced with great fanfare that they had captured the dangerous terrorist al-Nabi after an intensive five year manhunt. The tickers all said, “Yemen captures al-Qaeda terrorist after five year hunt.” In January 2009, Nabi was at the meeting in Sana'a with President Saleh along with many other state jihaddists.
In March, Nabi was fighting on the side of the regime in the Ja'ar battle (or as we call it now, Ja'aristan). The later April 2009 prison release of 100+ jihaddists was defended by the Yemeni embassy here, which said they were mostly aged members of the Aden Abyan Islamic Army and not real al Qaeda. Currently Nabi is calling for an Islamic state in southern Yemen. It could well be real or yet another ploy of the Saleh regime to link the southern movement with al Qaeda, although al Qaeda is more properly linked with the Saleh regime itself. The original links are somewhere on my site.
Al Tagheer: Khalid Abdul Nabi, the leader of the Islamist "jihadists Abyan" in a speech through the "al Tagheer" invited the sons of the southern governorates to establish an Islamic state, warning them of being dragged into what he called "The Way of the West" and falling into the trap of evil thought, referring to the Communist Socialist Party, of the sons of the south that has experienced the scourges and calamities has been proven with certainty and in fact the failure of this pernicious ideology and also followed by a secular or other ideas are not subject to the law of God has also been proven with certainty and in fact failing."
And advised the people of the South "to return sincere with God and his law .. the way that does not change no matter how times have changed and the place is the path of Islam, the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad is the road to pride and dignity," adding "I am addressing fellow citizens that you do not raise this slogan is not expected but humiliation and humiliation, shame and disgrace in this world and the loss Day of Resurrection."
The terrorist leader (Nabi) warned the sons of the southern provinces not to stand behind any one on behalf of separation or on behalf of the Yemeni unity, saying "If the call is not on the separation of the right or do not follow the law of God, this is unacceptable not to recommend that the brothers followed in Imshaw behind and ultimately deadly days will highlight this speech, but if the call for a separation because the state did not achieve God's law and call for contempt of God's law is another matter.He also added "I do not fall prey to false slogans we hear every day whether through newspapers, TV and radio channels and forums, the more the owners of these logos are people who are known for .. blood on their hands and their books black line had been our history
He called in his speech through the "change" to the people of South Yemen, "the use of Muslim Scholars, truthful and employees the right word and circumvent around them and champion their religion, the religion is the way out and a way to survive"
He also said "for the current situation .. we must stick to our religion, who wants to escape from the narrow case we see, we live today and he also wanted to take the road west and God does not only humiliation and humiliation and disgrace in this world before the Hereafter, and whoever wants to honor and comfort, tranquility, and pride, victory and empowerment he should stick to religion. "
Obambi Confidence!!! Rasmussen: 79% Say Another Terror Attack Likely Within Year
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 79% of U.S. voters now think it is likely there will be another terrorist attack in the United States in the next year. That’s a 30-point jump from the end of August when just 49% of Americans felt that way. The current level of concern is even higher than it was in the summer of 2007 when 70% considered an attack likely. In December 2008, 58% said an attack was likely.I would imagine the 15% would include Huffington Post/KozKidz/Democratic Underground/Etc, etc, etc.. They are too busy making sure Obambi's image remains untainted.
The new number includes 42% who say another terrorist attack in America is very likely within the next year[...]
Republicans are more worried about another terrorist attack in the near future than are Democrats and voters not affiliated with either party. The Political Class is much less fearful than Mainstream voters.
A lot of voters, however, are definitely following news reports about the terrorist attempt to blow up an airliner at it was landing in Detroit. Eighty-three percent (83%) say they are following those news reports at least somewhat closely, including 44% who are following very closely. Just 15% are not following news about the terrorist incident very closely or at all.
BTW, word is two alQaeda leaders behind the foiled crusty scotum jihadi airline splode plot were released from GITMO to the Saudi's for art therapy rehabilitation program. Of course this is news because they were released by Bush in 2007. It's Bushcheneyhalliburton's fault dontcha know? Obambi inherited everything from Booooosh.
Video: Anti-Islamic Incidents in 2009 in Pictures
Got your attention eh?
al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula Claims Flight 253 Failure
High marks and kudos to al-Qaida of the Arabian Peninsula for the swift turn around - consider these guys worthy opponents.
Chutzpah! U.S. Demands Israel Explain Terrorists Deaths
How dare the IDF splode terrorists.
Via Aaron Klein
JERUSALEM -- The Obama administration yesterday demanded the Israeli government explain why its military eliminated three terrorists in an operation this weekend.This is not good.
"This is sheer chutzpah and is an unprecedented and strange request," said an Israeli security official familiar with the U.S. request.
Over the weekend, three terrorist suspects, all members of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization, were killed in an Israeli raid intended to arrest the suspects upon information they killed an Israeli civilian last Thursday. The three Fatah terrorists were heavily armed and refused to surrender to the Israeli soldiers, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
Israel had information that all three were responsible for the terrorist shooting of Meir Hai, a 40-year-old West Bank Jewish teacher and father of seven, who was murdered on a road near his home in an area where Israel had recently lifted a roadblock restricting Palestinian movement [Requested by Obama and others....ed]
Dearborn Muslims Plan To Protest Flight 253 Crispy Scrotum Jihadist To Show Islam Is Peaceful
It's about time Muslims protest jihadist. I just wonder how many will show up.
The organizers of a Dearborn-area group on Facebook are calling for Muslims to protest against the actions of a Nigerian man accused of trying to attack a Northwest Airlines flight en route to Detroit Metro Airport on Friday.
Majed Moughni, a Dearborn attorney, said Sunday afternoon that Muslims need to let the world know that those who would commit terrorism do not represent Islam.
"It's very frustrating to know that these guys are using Islam and committing terror," he said. "Islam stands for peace."
This is the groups Facebook site. Looks like someone from aljazeera is interested in their protest:
Mahmoud El-Hamalawy Hello all - I'm a Producer with Aljazeera TV and wanted to speak to someone from the group about what message your trying to send. If interested (and available) please send me a message or get back to me - we're doing a feature story on this topic and will conduct a few interviews. Please let me know, thanks...."What message they are trying to send?????? Sheesh...
h/t Jihad Watch
Al Qaeda in Yemen: Summary and Context of Events
IN light of the recent developments in Yemen, I made a rough timeline of what we actually know happened in the last two weeks. There were two rounds of air raids on al Qaeda training camps in Yemen. First round was 12/17 on two targets: a camp north of the capital Sana'a in Arhab and another in Abyan that was near a Bedouin village. (And yes, the villagers had complained to the local officials who did nothing.) Al Qaeda leader Qasim al Reimi managed to slip away before the raid in Arhab. Yemeni officials claimed 60 al Qaeda were killed but some were al Qaeda family members or the nearby villagers.
Abyan is south Yemen, which has been in Intifada mode since 2007, with ever larger peaceful protests countered by live fire and mass arrests by security forces. Many southerners and opposition members of Parliament assumed the Yemeni government had begun bombing the south (under the guise of counter-terror) as is has been carpet bombing the north, with Saudi help, since August, creating massive displacement. The Yemeni government uses the terrorism card against its opponents regularly.
On Christmas Eve, there was another round of air strikes in Shabwa where internet jihaddist, Anwar Awlaki lives. The target was actually USS Cole bomber, Fahd al Quso's farm where a high level meeting was supposedly taking place to plot revenge for the first attack. None of the terror leaders were killed, and so far two casualties have been identified as Abdul al-Monim Salim Al-Qahtani and Muhammad Aldjadni Aldgari . Although the Yemeni government says 30 were killed, more reliable local reports put the number at seven.
On Christmas Day, a Nigerian tried to blow up a plane as it was landing in the US using explosives obtained from al Qaeda in Yemen, a type that had been previously used in a murder attempt on Saudi Prince Naif. (The Butt Bomber also used PETN.) An additional 25 Brits are thought to be under going training in Yemen for suicide missions in the west.
The al Qaeda training camps are well known and often supported by members of the government. We have pointed out the location of several camps here and the fact that they are often facilitated by the Yemeni intelligence services. Count on that. I have been whining for years about the fact that it is the Yemeni military that often provides the safe houses, training and passports to the jihaddists that travel to Iraq to attempt to kill US troops.
And while it is true that vast swaths of Yemen are beyond the government control, the thing the MSM is missing entirely is the Yemeni government uses al Qaeda as mercenaries in various ways. The Yemeni government has used al Qeda jihaddists since 2005 to fight the northern rebels in the Sa'ada war and to train tribal militias.
To follow, the latest ramblings from the Yemeni al Qaeda fanatics in response to the first air strike, posted at NEFA in which they condemn the raid in Abyan and
“And lastly, we call upon the proud tribes of Yemen—people of support and victory—and the people of the Arabian Peninsula, to face the crusader campaign and their cooperatives on the peninsula of Muhammad, prayer and peace upon him, and that’s through attacking their military bases, intelligence embassies, and their fleets that exist on the water and land of the Arabian Peninsula; until we stop the continuous massacres on the Muslim countries."
I've been concerned that al Qaeda in Yemen would launch some type of "naval jihad" against the assorted western navies which are on anti-piracy ops in the Bab al Mendab. To the extent that Somali and Yemeni al Qaeda are in contact, and the pirates are already paying for intel on where the ships are, the sea is a potential theater of operations as it was in both the 2000 USS Cole and 2002 Limburg attacks.
NEFA also notes in what seems a foreshadowing of the airliner plot: On October 29, 2009, Al-Qaida's network in Yemen (AQIY) released the 11th edition of their official magazine Sada al-Malahim, which included an article written by the top commander of AQIY, Abu Basir al-Wahishi, titled "War is a Trick." In the article, al-Wahishi advised would-be Al-Qaida members on how to utilize all available weapons to kill "apostates" and Western nationals. He urged them to target "airports in the western crusade countries that participated in the war against Muslims; or on their planes, or in their residential complexes or their subways."
For more history on al Qaeda in Yemen, you can also see my archive of articles that dates back to 2005 and outlines the Yemeni government's utilization and facilitation of al Qaeda.
Monday Morning Pick Me Up
Yah baby, work it! Oh, that is nice. More. More.
I heart War Porn.
Hat Tip: Star
Breaking: Napolitano Locates Brain!
WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano conceded Monday that the aviation security system failed when a young man on a watchlist with a U.S. visa in his pocket and a powerful explosive hidden on his body was allowed to board a fight from Amsterdam to Detroit.Gee ya think?
clicky for TNOYF
The Love Jihad Train Comes to UK
Characteristically, Islamic leaders tried to get the terms "love jihad" and "Romeo jihad" banned, rather than doing anything to deal with the problem itself. "Love Jihad is real, says Kerala High Court," from The Pioneer, December 10 (thanks to Slothy):Rejecting a petition for anticipatory bail in a Love Jihad case filed by Shehenshah, a Muslim youth, who had allegedly forced a non-Muslim MBA girl student of a Pathanamthitta college in the name of love, the court said that campuses should not be turned into venues for forced conversions through false love affairs.
Justice KT Sankaran also rejected another petition seeking a ban on the use of the terms Love Jihad and Romeo Jihad.
Brits Tracking 25 Jihadis in Yemen
COPS fear that 25 British-born Muslims are plotting to bomb Western airliners.Yeah and the way the US and UK authorities have been doing their jobs, they will be "under surveillance" as the bomb explodes.
The fanatics, in five groups, are now training at secret terror camps in Yemen.
It was there London-educated Umar Abdulmutallab, 23, prepared for his Christmas Day bid to blow up a US jet.
..."We know there are four or five radicalised British Muslim cells in the Yemen.
"They are due back within months when they will be under constant surveillance."
Good News: Two Hamas Members Dead
They were killed in a Hizb,Allah controlled area of Beirut.
(CNN) -- An explosion in a Beirut, Lebanon, suburb killed two members of the Hamas militant group and injured two others, a Hamas representative announced Sunday.CNN calls Hezbollah a political party? I guess they don't read the OFAC list.
The Saturday night blast went off in the basement of a building used as a parking garage near the site of a Hamas office, said Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative in Lebanon. Hamdan said bodyguards Hassan Haddad and Bassel Joma'ah were killed in the blast. Hamas, an Islamist fundamentalist group, is based in the disputed territory of Gaza.
The blast site in Haret Hreik, a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon's capital city, was cordoned off by Hezbollah, a political party in Lebanon. Lebanese security forces inspected the blast site but officials could not be reached for comment.
Anyway there's not much more satisfying than one group of Islamist thugs rubbing out thugs from another group of Islamist thugs.
Expect a joint statement from both with much hugging, cheek kissing and blaming of Da Juice.
Iran Cracks Down Hides Bodies, Arrests Opposition
A number of opposition figures have been arrested in Iran, a day after violent protests in the capital left at least eight people dead.The body snatching was predictable.
Those detained include senior aides to opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi.
His nephew Seyed Ali Mousavi was among those killed in Sunday's violence, the worst since June's contested elections.
Family members say they are being prevented from holding his funeral because his body has been taken from the hospital where it was being kept.
I'll follow any big developments, but I kinda expect it to simmer down for a few days. One thing though, these protests continue at regular intervals. They'll be back I reckon.
But just for our gratification, here are some Iranians capturing a Basiji yesterday.
December 27, 2009
Another Nigerian Arrested on Flight from Amsterdam
(Detroit, Michigan) Curious news here. A second Nigerian man, without luggage, on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam has been arrested on arrival today in Detroit. Today's flight -- NW253 -- took the same route as Friday's flight targeted by Abdulmutallab.
The 30-something Nigerian locked himself in the bathroom. Cabin crew members knocked down the door and pulled him out. He was reportedly "irate and verbally aggressive." After being subdued, he was taken into custody.
No explosives were found and the FBI gave an all clear after a few hours. Officials downplayed the whole episode as a sick passenger who was disruptive. (More ....)
Memphis Judge Lets Self-Described Muslim Jihadist Out On $100 Bail
No biggy, he just wanted to do his part by helping out his akhis in the jihad by sploding some local businesses in the Memphis area.
Nothing to see here, move along..
Obama: Ahh, About Flight 253, Ahh, I Will Speak About, Ahh, Umm, It Soon
White House sources tell ABC News the President will "likely" speak publicly about the alleged attempted terrorist attack on Flight 253 in the next few days. The President is on vacation in his native state of Hawaii
No sense interfering with the ones vacation, Janet Napolitano has it all under control as she stated "The System worked", whatever the shite that is suppose to mean.
This is so nukin futz..., the only thing positive that happened in all of this is that the failed martyr wanna be burned his nutz.
Update: We have a poet in our midst:
Papa WhiskeyUpdate #2: The Washington Post is helping "the ones" absence from commenting on this failed terrorist attack:
High office has plenty of perks
Like announcing that "The system works!"
But the bomb on that flight
Has brought it to light
That the system's in fact led by JERKS
KAILUA, HAWAII -- President Obama has performed a difficult but familiar balancing act over the past few days: ordering new security measures in the wake of an attempted airliner attack without excessively alarming the public -- or triggering an outcry from civil liberties advocates.Do you feel reassured?? I sure as hell don't.
He has done so almost entirely out of sight. On vacation in Hawaii, tucked away in a lush neighborhood where his family is renting a waterfront home, Obama dispatched surrogates back in Washington -- chiefly Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano and press secretary Robert Gibbs, who appeared on the Sunday talk shows -- to reassure the public and explain his approach.
Yet even as the president avoided cameras and played golf and basketball over the weekend, his aides were quick to explain how fully Obama minded the aftermath of the Detroit case. He was briefed shortly after 6 a.m. on Sunday about the latest developments in the Christmas Day incident, aides said. After another airplane security breach occurred three hours later, his advisers quickly issued a statement on his behalf, even though that episode turned out to be a misunderstanding.
Fire This Dangerous Idiot Immediately
From Politico [emphasis added]:
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Sunday that the thwarting of the attempt to blow up an Amsterdam-Detroit airline flight Christmas Day demonstrated that "the system worked."No Janet. The terrorist boarded a plane with an improvised explosive device that went undetected. The only reason airplane debris and bodies didn't rain down upon Detroit is that the detonator failed to function correctly.
And Mutallab's own father reported him to US and British authorities, who apparently took no effective action.
This Will Be a Day Long Remembered
At least four people were reported dead today after Iranian security forces opened fire on opposition protesters who took to the streets in Tehran for a religious ceremony.And today, Potfry sends this link to comments appearing on his Youtube account.
The shootings took place as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in the capital for the Shia Ashura ceremonies and to voice anger at the government.
The reformist website Rah-e Sabz reported that an elderly man was among the dead after being shot in the forehead at a crossroads in Tehran city centre. Three others were said to have been shot nearby at Kalej bridge, in Enghelab Street. Rah-e Sabz, citing witnesses, said crowds held up the elderly man and started chanting slogans against Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Arasradio, a self-identified Iranian protester in Tehran, has left a couple comments on the TNOYF You-Tube page concerning the situation in Iran:Everyone keep the people of Iran in their prayers. Pray the regime in Iran will not do what I fear it may be about to do.We are going to bring Ahmadinejad down and once again our nations can unite in their battle against fundamentalists. We are about to free Iran. Pray for us...
Freedom Messenger - Ghasedane AZADI posted this via facebook. He's posting faster than I can keep up. But these videos are typical of what I'm seeing.
It has seen the end of Amenijad, and will soon see the end of the Khamenei.
Iranian protesters in Sirjan rescued two prisoners being hanged by the brutal regime. They rushed the Iranian officials smashed up their truck and cut the prisoners down.
Doug Ross posted photos of the prisoners being rescued.
The regime called in assistance and shot and killed a number of protesters.
Hat Tip: Kenny.
Update II: A video showing another dead protester. (Warning Graphic)
I have some doubters in comments who say, "Moussavi is a different flavor Islamofascist" Well that may be, but who says this has to result in just another flavor of Islamofacism?
Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.A 3rd option, there may be.
Update III: Doug Ross:
Moments ago, a video from Tehran, Iran was uploaded to YouTube.
In it, a Basiji (Iranian militia) lorry transporting prisoners is stopped, its windshield smashed, the doors ripped open, its officers assaulted and the prisoners freed.
(or lets hope so)
December 26, 2009
War Crimes in Yemen
Civilian refugees, mostly women and children, are being deliberately starved to death by the Yemeni government. They became refugees when they fled the government's bombing campaign "Operation Scorched Earth" launched in August to combat the Houthi rebels. The Yemeni government refuses to stop bombing long enough to re-stock the camp, or to create a humanitarian corridor to enable the UN to reach the tens of thousands of civilians who are not in a camp. But what good is being in a refugee camp if there's no food, water or medicine?
The Yemeni government is bombing hospitals, villages, cites, mosques and a variety of infrastructure like water tanks. The Saudi bombing campaign which began Nov 2 in support of the Yemeni government continues in Sa'ada as well, with civilian casualties high.
Sahwa Net – Hundreds of the displaced of Al-Mazraq camp in the western Yemeni province of Hajjah protested on Saturday as their essential supplies of food run out.
Ukrainian Invasion of Georgia
First the Russians invaded Georgia and now it's the Ukrainians. But, there's a significant difference. In the first case, the Russians were clearly doing the pounding. With the Ukrainians, the distinction between pounder and poundee is not so clear.
Meanwhile in other invasive news, female sex slaves are now estimated to be in the millions in America.
On a different topic, a source has provided proof that powerful women actually manipulate the college bowls while treating men like the eight pawns on a chessboard.
Caution: extended entry is NSFW. It's a graphic depiction of the Ukrainian invasion.
Anwar Awlaki, Not Dead, Has a Group
Reports are that 350 al Qaeda are in an inaccessible area of Shabwa, Yemen.
A reliable source, al Tagheer: According to the sources, Aulaqi returned to the area and began practicing refusal to live a normal life with his family which is still up to this moment with him and then started preaching to people in the mosque every Friday and began to recognize a group of young people and meet them.
Also in the area, convicted USS Cole bomber Fahd al Quso. That's really the news here. The guy already blew up a US warship, what's his follow up going to be? This is the last man standing from the 2000 Malaysia meeting where both the USS Cole bombing and 9/11 were planned. Al Quso is on bin Laden's short list of trusted lieutenants. Al Quso was convicted in Yemen and sentenced to ten years in jail, escaped, returned and then was granted an early release in 2007 by our ally, the war criminal President Ali Abduallah Saleh. Al Quso was indicted on over 50 counts of terror related charges in 2003 but was listed as one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists last month.
And when oh when will the MSM realize the Yemeni dictatorship is not a reliable source. Its a lying al-Qaeda infiltrated, mafia government that spins the western media time after time with out and out BS.
Flight 253 Bombers Claims al-Qaeda in Yemen Links (Updated-Video Image of Abdulmutallab added)
A Nigerian reported to have links to al-Qaeda is being questioned after an attempted act of terrorism on a plane arriving in the US, officials say.Hmmm, I wonder how this man was already on a "database"? Internet maybe? I sure hope we don't find later that this joker had been identified on forums like the Ft. Hood shooter and was judged not to be a threat.
They say the 23-year-old man was trying to ignite an explosive device as the jet approached Detroit from Amsterdam.
He was overpowered by some of the 278 passengers and 11 crew. Reports say he burnt his leg. No-one else was hurt.
Police in the UK are conducting searches and inquiries into the man, believed to be a London student.
...The suspect's name (Abdul Farouk Abdulmutallab) was in a database indicating "a significant terrorist connection" although it did not appear on a "no-fly" list, said Mr King.
Mr Abdulmutallab reportedly told investigators he had links to al-Qaeda and had received the explosives in Yemen.
Yesterday I was rather dismissive of this moron's failure. After all he did fail.
But after reading The Beeb's description of the device it struck me.
Officials have described the device as a mixture of powder and liquid which failed to go off properly.I received a copy of this video the other day. The 23rd to be exact. It was the subject of some chatter on a the boards talking about "Was it really safe to fly". No kidding.
clickable 2 vid
If you click through and watch the video its clear there was a potential danger.
AN. EFFING. SERIOUS. ONE.
We can just be thankful that...
A. Mr Abdulmutallab is an idiot.
B. Baby Jesus was watching over us.
It seems to me to be likely that if the mixture had been allowed time to set propely the device may have worked and al-Qaeda would have been able to claim a large number of murders on Christmas.
Update by SH aka ANSAR007
Image of this failed martyr wannabe:
Update II: Aaron was onto this three years ago
Discussion: I first observed discussion of binary explosives on the al-Firdaws forum in January of 2007. In light of recent events I will post here my archive:
The suspect in the attempted bombing of Northwest Flight 253 used a highly explosive substance called PETN, a law enforcement official told CBS News Saturday.Now it looks like this man's father warned US authorities about him months ago. AND NO ONE DID A FREAKING THING.
The explosives were carried in a soft plastic container - possibly a condom - though much of the packaging was destroyed in the fire, the official said.
The terror suspect who tried to blow up a Detroit-bound plane is the son of a Nigerian banker who alerted U.S. authorities to his "extreme religious views" months ago, it was reported Saturday.We're scraping by on the skin of our teeth here.
The father, Alhaji Umaru Mutallab, a former minister and chairman of First Bank in Nigeria, is shocked that his son was even was allowed to fly to the U.S., family members told the Nigerian newspaper This Day.
Must be Booshmchellibacon's fault.
Update III from The Old Man:
ABC News adds details regarding the explosives (80 grams of PETN plus a syringe of liquid badness) and this as well:
According to the authorities, Abdulmutallab says he made contact via the internet with a radical imam in Yemen who then connected him with al Qaeda leaders in a village north of the country's capital, Sanaa.
I'm sure there's a cruise missile laying around here somewhere with Anwar Awlaki's name on it...
December 25, 2009
Merry Christmas From The Jawa Report
From all of us to all of you, a very merry and blessed Christmas. Personally, all I want for Christmas is a new president, vice president, speaker of the house, and senate majority leader. But it will take a couple of election cycles for that to come true.
The Birth of Jesus Christ
2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when  Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,  who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
The Shepherds and the Angels
8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.
Christmas Day Airplane Terror Attempt Linked to Al-Qaeda
(Detroit, Michigan) On a Northwest Airlines flight from Nigeria today, passenger Abdul Mudallad claimed he was acting on orders from al-Qaeda when he tried to blow up the plane.
Passengers reportedly snuffed Mudallad's plans and the Airbus 330 landed safely at 11:51 AM EST. The flight plan was Nigeria to Detroit via Amsterdam.
Reportedly, the wannabe terrorist was carrying a mix of powder and liquid which somehow failed to explode when he tried to detonate.
Passenger Syed Jafri, a U.S. citizen who had flown from the United Arab Emirates, said the incident occurred during the plane's descent. Jafri said he was seated three rows behind the passenger and said he saw a glow, and noticed a smoke smell. Then, he said, "a young man behind me jumped on him."A witness said Mudallad was observed being transported from the airport. He was seen as "young-looking" and handcuffed to a stretcher. Bandages were on his hands. He is currently being treated at an Ann Arbor hospital.
"Next thing you know, there was a lot of panic," he said.
The FBI, Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration and the White House have all become involved with the story. Inquiries are being directed to the FBI. (More ...)
Update by Howie: Well it looks like a Baby Jesus trumps an Allah today eh?
يسوع هو أكبر!
Jesus is Greater!
Taliban Release Hostage Video of Pfc. Bowe Robert Bergdahl
We have located the video and are working on getting a copy.
Meanwhile CNN has this up:
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- The Taliban has released a new video that purportedly shows an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last summer.Update
Pfc. Bowe Robert Bergdahl, 23, disappeared from his combat outpost in southeastern Paktika province sometime after he finished his guard duty shift on the night of June 29.
The identity of the man in the latest video has not yet been confirmed. But the man, who is wearing U.S. Army combat fatigues stripped of the name tag and rank, identifies himself as Bergdahl.
If you're not a hostage of the Taliban this Christmas day, you owe it to Mr. Bergdahl to go to YouTube and smack that account and those videos down.
Update II: Aaron tracks the release here.
December 24, 2009
UPDATE: Cyber Jihadi #1, Traitor Anwar al Awlaki Dead!
Air Strike in Yemen Targets Al Qaeda Meeting at Home of Anwar Awlaki, Update: Associates of Cole Bomber al Quso, Newly Listed Most Wanted Terrorist (bumped: sticky)
Update 5 by Jane: Abdulelah Shayer, who conducted both interviews, just confirmed on al Jazeera that Anwar Awlaki is alive. Its early yet but reports are:
Cole bomber Fahd Al Quso- not dead
Cyber Jihaddist Anwar Awlaki- not dead
Head of al Qaeda in Yemen Nasir al Wahishi- not dead
Saudi al Qaeda deputy, Gitmo graduate Saeed Ali al-Shehri- not dead
There's five confirmed dead, including Mohammmed Saleh Awlaki, shown in a video below who, it turns out, is the son of the former head of the security forces in Lahj governorate.
When the Yemeni government starts shutting down independent Yemeni news websites, as happened today, then usually something is fishy with their story. Maybe not, time will tell.
Update 4 by Jane: In addition to the interview published today with Anwar Awlaki, Fahd al Quso also gave an interview before the raid that was published by al Jazeera today. Al Quso was added to the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorists list last month according to the interview.
He said (roughly translated) the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who interrogated him after the attack on the 2000 al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole, believed there is a link between the attack and important Yemeni official figures including Brigadier General Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, half-brother of the President, the Yemeni Islamic Reform Party's leader, Sheikh Abdul Majid Al Zindani, and the son of the president, Ahmed Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Al Quso said he was released by judicial decision in 2007, and that Washington objected to his release from prison. Al Quso also said U.S. investigators interrogated him directly after his arrest in Yemen. They told him that foreknowledge of the bombing of the Cole means "to participate and punishable by death," pointing out that Yemen's judiciary sentenced on such participation.
According to Yemenat, Yemen's Supreme Security Committee said one air strike today was on al Quso's farm. And as noted below, al Quso is not among the dead. It's not yet confirmed that Anwar Awlaki is dead but this guy definately is:
Mohammad Ahmed Saleh al-Oumir (Mohammmed Saleh Awlaki), a relative of al Quso, is dead, killed in today's airstrikes. This Awlaki showed up with other al Qaeda operative at a rally in Abyan and said Al Qaeda's fight is not with the Yemeni military but with the US only.
UPDATE 3 by Rusty: The CIA's Christmas present to America? Fox News reporting that Colorado born American traitor Anwar al Awlaki is dead!
If it pans out this is big. How big? Al Awlaki (no, it's not Aulaqui) was al Qaeda's number one unofficial spokesman online. Al Awlaki like no other imam bridged the gap between cyber jihad and actual jihad.
His website was really a blog devoted to jihad. But his comments section was so active that it took on many of the attributes of a forum - which is why we never publicly called for it to be taken down. His comments were full of self-identified Americans and Europeans who vocally supported jihad.
His blog posts and sermons on the website urged his thousands of online followers to support various Salafi jihadi groups like al Qaeda, the Taliban, and al Shabaab.
This is how we should handle cyber jihadis. Yes, we should kill them.
This is war. They are the enemy. In war you kill the enemy.
And Anwar al Awlaki was cyber enemy #1.
But this is also a two-fer: Anwar was born in the US and spent most of his adult life here which makes him not just the enemy but a traitor.
Buh bye Anwar, I hope you enjoy your goat wives in hell.
~Rusty's vacationing iPhone.
Update 2 by Jane: Yemeni news site Marib Press is reporting the five names of the terrorists killed in the Shabwa strike, and Anwar Awlaki isn't among them. Fox News says US officials believe he's dead.
Update by Jane: Nasser Arrabyee reports the five killed were all associates of Fahd al Quso, convicted in Yemen as a conspirator in the 2000 al Qaeda attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 US service members. Al Quso escaped Yemeni jail in 2003 and was indicted in NY federal court for 50 counts of terrorism. Al Quso was re-jailed in 2004 and has been free since 2006, despite a ten year prison sentence. Al Quso survived the raid, Arrabyee reports. The five who were killed were all of the Awlaki tribe. The New York Times is reporting Anwar Awlaki was killed in the raid. There were multiple air strikes in multiple locations, will update as info becomes available.
Yesterday al Jazeera published a new interview with Anwar Awlaki, Yemeni-American terror cleric, in which he says that Nidal Hassan inquired by email specifically about the Islamic legitimacy of killing US soldiers. These are the emails the FBI said were consistent with research. Later the DC FBI field office said "San Diego failed to communicate the e-mails -- but San Diego (FBI field office) pestered the sh*t out of them, sending e-mails multiple times. The Washington field office didn't do anything on it," Voice of San Diego reports. Excerpts from the Aljazeera.net interview with Al-'Awlaqi, care of MEMRI, below the fold.
Today an air strike targeted Awlaki's house in Shabwa, Yemen where an meeting of top level al Qaeda was taking place. The Washington Post reports: The strike appeared to target the home of Anwar al-Aulaqi, the extremist Yemeni-American preacher linked to the suspected gunman in the Fort Hood army base attack in November. A Yemeni government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said al-Qaeda leaders were believed to be meeting at the house. It was unknown whether Aulaqi was present at the gathering, and, if so, whether he died or escaped, the official said.
Reports indicate the head of Al Qaeda in Yemen, Nasir al Wahishi and several others were gathered to plan retailiation for airstrikes earlier in the week in Abyan and Sana'a. For details and developments, visit AOL (me).
Memri: Following are excerpts from the Aljazeera.net interview with Al-'Awlaqi:
Question: "What is your connection with Nidal Hasan, and when did it begin?"
Answer: "Nidal Hasan prayed at my mosque when I was imam at the Dar Al-Hijra mosque."
Q: "When was your first meeting?"
A: "About nine years ago, when I was imam of the Dar Al-Hijra mosque in the capital Washington, a mosque which is one of the biggest Islamic centers in America."
Q: "[There are] reports that there was more than that."
A: "Brother Nidal used to contact me via email last year, until the middle of this year."
Q: "When did the correspondence with Nidal begin?"
A: "I got the first message from Nidal on December 17, 2008."
Q: "Who initiated the correspondence, you or him?"
A: "He initiated the correspondence with me."
Q: "What did the correspondence contain?"
A: "He was asking about killing American soldiers and officers. [He asked] whether this is a religiously legitimate act or not."
Q: "So he asked you that question about a year before the operation was carried out?"
A: "Yes. And I wondered how the American security agencies, who claim to be able to read car license plate numbers from space, everywhere in the world, I wondered how [they did not reveal this]."
Q: "What did Nidal want from you in his messages?"
A: "Naturally, as I told you, the first message was asking for an edict regarding the [possibility] of a Muslim soldier killing his colleagues who serve with him in the American army. In other messages, Nidal was clarifying his position regarding the killing of Israeli civilians. He was in support of this, and in his messages he mentioned the religious justifications for targeting the Jews with missiles. Then there were some messages in which he asked for a way through which he could transfer some funds to us [and by this] participate in charitable activities."
Q: "There are other indications to your connections with Nidal, one of which is that you blessed what he did three days after he did it."
A: "My support to the operation was because the operation that brother Nidal carried out was a courageous one, and I endeavored to explain my position regarding what happened because many Islamic organizations and preachers in the West condemned the operation. So it was necessary for me [to raise] a voice that is [myself] connected to the Muslims in America and the West, while at the same time is independent and explains the truth regarding what Nidal did, especially since the media tried to connect him to me from the very beginning."
Q: "Why did you bless Nidal Hasan's act?"
A: "Because Nidal's target was a military target inside America, and there is no question about this. Then, also, those members of the military [i.e. the victims] were not regular soldiers; rather they were prepared and preparing themselves to go to battle and to kill downtrodden Muslims and to commit crimes in Afghanistan."....
Christmas Gift for Lady Liberty - A Pink Slip
After suffering through a half- and then a full-Nelson, Lady Liberty has arguably been given her walking papers.
Meanwhile, you may want to check with your local Военный комиссариат before roasting any chestnuts.
Ah, just screw all the negatives and think positive! Have a Merry Christmas, everyone!
OFAC's Christmas Present to Iraq: "Sufi" Group Designated Terrorists
The Jaish Rijal al-Tariq al-Naqshabandi -- usually called the Naqushabandi Sufi Army -- has been designated a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. Treasury. As of this morning, their U.S. based website was also offline.
Good news indeed. These self-proclaimed "Sufi" Muslims killed many Americans and many more Iraqis. It's not clear how religious they were, though. One video they released showed children at a Sufi mosque being indoctrinated by them against the Great Satan, but all other indications are that they are mainly former Baathists and were acting on behalf of Syria in Iraq. Their training bases were also said to be in Syria.
The FTO designation means that any U.S. based website offering any services to the group are now breaking the law.
TREASURY DESIGNATES INSURGENT GROUP FOR
POSING THREAT TO STABILITY IN IRAQ
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated the Iraq-based insurgent group Jaysh Rijal al-Tariq al-Naqshabandi (JRTN) for threatening the peace and stabilization efforts in Iraq. JRTN has committed, directed, supported, or posed a significant risk of committing acts of violence against Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces and is being designated today pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13438, which targets insurgent and militia groups and their supporters. Today’s designation freezes any assets that JRTN may have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from conducting financial or commercial transactions with the entity. The U.S. Government has no information indicating any tie between JRTN and the Naqshabandi Sufi order of Islam.
“Today’s designation is an important step in protecting Coalition troops, Iraqi Security Forces, and innocent Iraqis from insurgent groups like JRTN that use violence to undermine Iraq’s progress toward a more democratic and prosperous future,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey.
JRTN has conducted attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq since April 2009, including the August RKG-3 (armor-penetrating grenade) attack against a Coalition Forces convoy in Hawijah, Iraq. Subsequently, a JRTN cell operating in Kirkuk, Iraq, fired rockets at the Kirkuk Regional Air Base in two separate attacks. As of mid-2009, JRTN planned to conduct attacks against Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces and intended to overthrow the Government of Iraq and reinstate Ba’ath Party rule. In mid-July, JRTN members were responsible for an improvised explosive device (IED) attack on Coalition Forces near an Iraqi police station in Salah ad Din Governorate, Iraq. Later that month, JRTN detonated an IED targeting Coalition Forces in Kirkuk and in August, conducted an indirect fire attack on Joint Security Station McHenry in Kirkuk.
In December 2008, a JRTN member operating in Kirkuk purchased three Katyusha rockets and an undetermined number of magnetic improvised explosive devices that were intended to be used in attacks against Kirkuk Regional Air Base, Iraqi police or Government of Iraq officials. JRTN’s Abu Ghurayb Brigade also targeted Coalition Forces stationed at or around Baghdad International Airport.
Web postings made by JRTN further demonstrate that the group conducted attacks against Coalition Forces. In a statement on the al-Mindar Network’s website in May 2009, JRTN claimed to have conducted three separate attacks against Coalition Forces, including a May attack that destroyed a U.S. Humvee in Anbar Province, Iraq; an April 2009 sniper attack against a U.S. soldier in al-Ta’mim Province, Iraq; and the destruction of a U.S. vehicle in Anbar Province in April. In a separate instance, in August, JRTN posted a video of a military vehicle being hit by powerful explosion to the JRTN website, www.alnakshabandia-army.com.
Somehow You Would Have Thought
...that Vinnie would be the one posting this.
Hat tip: Brad.
Sandcrawler PSA: Christmas Blog Break
Er uh yeah.
Jane and I decided, since we are the only two Jawas in the Sandcrawler today, that makes us boss and we say, "Screw it, its Christmas!"
Blogging will be light if at all.
DEATH TO THE DICTATOR!: Iranian Protests Continue
I've been watching with interest the protests in Iran this week.La Times:
Reporting from Tehran and Beirut - Large-scale protests spread in central Iranian cities Wednesday, offering the starkest evidence yet that the opposition movement that emerged from the disputed June presidential election has expanded beyond its base of mostly young, educated Tehran residents to at least some segments of the country's pious heartland.It seems that just when you think the repressive Iranian regime has taken back control the people return to the streets. I think this thing may have legs. I was young when the Shah fell. But it seems to me it was similar. No one thought it could or would happen. But it did.
Demonstrations took place in Esfahan, a provincial capital and Iran's cultural center, and nearby Najafabad, the birthplace and hometown of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, whose death Saturday triggered the latest round of confrontations between the opposition movement and the government.
The central region is considered by some as the conservative power base of the hard-liners in power.
It could happen again.
Here's a Youtube loaded up yesterday.
While I was writing this post the iranelection twitter feed updated 609 times. Also on Twitter see http://twitter.com/jlbtwee and Freedom Messenger - Ghasedane AZADI on Facebook for the latest updates.
So yeah there are a couple bloggers I linked there that we don't agree on much with. But freedom in Iran is something that is in everyone's interest. And what makes it so cool is the cry is coming from the Iranian people themselves.
One can only hope that the Iranian security forces will stand down and refuse to follow the regime's orders to oppress their own people. And that any transition will be as orderly as possible. Yes, I'm very hopeful.
But I don't think right now is the moment for John Kerry to run off to Tehran and help the regime save one more ounce of its rapidly slipping legitimacy.
Wall Street Journal: WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Kerry has suggested becoming the first high-level U.S. emissary to make a public visit to Tehran since the 1979 Islamic revolution, a move White House officials say they won't oppose.I would hope that the Obama administration will support the Iranian people over this regime. The regime of course would then play the Zionist Khinspiracy Interference card.
Fortunately in this case maybe we don't have to interfere at all. Just be sure we don't lend any support to this dictatorial repressive regime.
The Iranians may do the rest themselves.
DEATH TO THE DICTATOR!
December 23, 2009
Gun Sales Increase, Murders Decrease
Gun control activists have long contended that more guns mean more violent crimes but recent FBI data do not support the assertions. In fact, within the past year there has been an explosion in gun ownership while data indicate a precipitous drop in violent crime.
Wednesday Night Transcendental Etude
More Liszt for the crazy genius in your soul yearning to breathe free.
Rifqa Bary's attorney John Stemberger gives case update on Fox
An interview with John Stemberger this morning on Fox and Friends on the case of Rifqa Bary:
Stemberger makes some important points concerning this case:
1) The "Christmas card" motion is an example of the Bary's duplicity in publicly saying they want to respect Rifqa's Christian faith, but legally doing everything to possibly subvert and obstruct it. When it became public (reported here first at the Jawa Report, bitches!!!) it exposed this duplicity and they were forced to withdraw the motion. If the motion truly was about protecting Rifqa from dangerous "third-party messages", why then did they withdraw the motion?
2) As we reported last Friday (again, exclusively), the supposed "neutral" Muslim counselor that Barys demanded that Rifqa meet with filed affidavit in support of parent's motion to hold Rifqa in contempt. The magistrate saw through that and did not require mediation.
3) If Rifqa's parents are so concerned about reconciling with their daughter, why are they repeatedly doing everything to undermine her trust, such as filing criminal charges against her for being "wayward" (read: not submitting to their extremist version of Islam) or asking the court to hold her in contempt for refusing to meet with their "neutral" Muslim counselor? The answer is that this case is about using the courts to get her to submit to the control of the Islamic authorities controlling this case from behind the scenes. As we conclusively demonstrated in a post on December 14th, we have photographic evidence of CAIR's backstage management of the media in this case. Had the media disclosed the direct involvement of the terror-tied CAIR (currently the subject of a federal grand jury investigation) from the outset, it would have destroyed the "moderate" image her family and handlers were trying to portray.
Which brings us to the last point that Stemberger raises:
4) Since the CAIR attorney representing Rifqa's parents, Omar Tarazi, is pushing for the ultimate and only goal demanded by CAIR and the Noor mosque, namely ensuring that Rifqa is forcefully returned to her abusive family as a discouragement to other would-be runaways who also seek escape from the extremist elements in the Muslim community in Central Ohio and elsewhere, Tarazi clearly has a conflict of interest. By being paid by CAIR and the Noor mosque, he is advocating for their interests, not the interests of her parents. He clearly should be removed from the case by the courts.
The next hearing is scheduled for January 19th. We have additional exclusive information we intend to pass along after the Christmas holiday. Stay tuned for more!
Economic Rebound fur Shur!
Darth Vader Opens Wall Street:
thanks to Harry!
Carnival of Christmas
Cat House Chat is featuring this year's Carnival of Christmas with round-ups of dozens of blogger's posts on Christmas, the meaning of, the sounds of, the flavors of, and so on. Go visit and give yourself some Christmas cheer!
Islamic State of Iraq AKA al-Qaeda Gifts Bombs to Christians in Mosul
America did not go to war and expend all this blood and treasure to make the persecution of non-believers easier for the global jihad. Was the objective not to defeat the global jihad? If not that, what?I guess this means that Peace on Earth and Goodwill towards men is not exactly something that al-Qaeda believes in.Asia News: Mosul attacks on two Christian churches, three dead and several injured
-- "Two separate bombs struck this morning in Mosul, the Chaldean church of St. George and Syriac Orthodox Church of St. Thomas. The death toll so far is of three dead - a Chaldean Christian and two Muslims - and several wounded. Louis Sako, archbishop of Kirkuk, speaks to AsiaNews of a 'disturbing message' ahead of Christmas, keeping tensions high as well as fear of further violence in northern Iraq. "
A frame grab of Thomas Fox a member of christian peacmakers who was murdered by al-Qaeda in Iraq
But you knew that didn't you.
Three German Children Kidnapped in Yemen Seen on Recent Video
German newspapers are reporting that three children kidnapped in Yemen along with their parents June 13 were seen alive in a video. There's no indication yet about the circumstances of the video or how it was obtained. The German government hasn't confirmed or denied the reports.
The children, their parents and four other medical workers on a picnic in Yemen's northern Sa'ada region were kidnapped at gunpoint by unknown persons. Three young nurses were found murdered days later. Besides the children and their parents, a British engineer remains missing in Yemen. See my category "nine hostages" for full coverage since the incident.
The Yemeni government instantly blamed the Houthi rebels for the kidnapping, although there were no indications at all of who was responsible. Along with western investigators, Yemeni authorities launched a search, discovering an al Qaeda traning camp in an abandoned military outpost. Other hypothesis pointed to a power struggle among major drug dealers with the authorities.
At the time of the kidnapping, the rebels and others postulated that the Germans' kidnapping was a precursor to another war, pointing specifically to the alleged "false flag" attack on the bin Sallem mosque that preceded the fifth Sa'ada war in northern Yemen. War resumed in August, with devastating consequences on the civilian population.
Berlin - The three children of a German family kidnapped in Yemen have appeared in a video sent to the German government, Bild newspaper reported on Wednesday. The video reportedly showed that the children aged one, three and five were still alive. The newspaper quoted a government official as saying, 'The children look exhausted.' The condition of the parents, who had worked in a hospital in Saada province, remained unclear.
Foreign Office spokesmen refused to confirm or deny having received the video, thought to have been recorded in recent weeks, and said they were 'continuing to look for a resolution.' from M&C
Pakistani Taliban Bravely Mobilizing To Confront Nato Surge
Nah, I was just messing with ya. They are getting their asses handed to them by a half-hearted effort by the Pakistan Army so the TTP is fleeing over the mountains.
Fail is noted by their own al-Jazeera:
A senior Pakistani Taliban commander has said he has sent thousands of fighters into neighbouring Afghanistan to counter the rising level of US troops.
The Afghan Taliban told Al Jazeera said they had no need for the help of Pakistani fighters and do not recognize their leadership.
Ouch, kind of a chink in the armor, huh? What does al-Jazeera think?
Imran Khan, Al Jazeera's correspondent in Islamabad, said Rehman's interview was likely an attempt to play down the effects of the military's offensive in South Waziristan.
"They're saying here that the Taliban is putting a spin on it - it's a confident performance, but they've been forced into Afghanistan by the offensive [in South Waziristan]," he said.
Jawa reports. You decide. Jawa interjects opinions*.
*Talibanz R Faleyours. Silly Talibanz. U gyz R teh funE with Ur storeEz.
ROP Celebrates Christmas Eve Eve By Blowing up Girls' School
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district, where troops are fighting against militants in the tribal region bordering Afghanistan, an official said Wednesday.ROPMA.
Militants detonated explosives overnight at the government-run school in Bazgarah town, about 40 kilometres (25 miles) west of Peshawar, capital of the violence-plagued North West Frontier Province.
"The building had 21 rooms. All have been completely demolished," local administration chief Shafeerullah Wazir told AFP by telephone.
There were no casualties because the property was empty at the time.
"Taliban and their local allies are responsible. They are destroying educational institutions to avenge the military operation against their hideouts in the area," said Wazir.
"This was the ninth educational institution blown up in Khyber over the past six weeks," he added.
Islamist militants opposed to co-education and subscribers to sharia law have destroyed hundreds of schools, mostly for girls, in northwest Pakistan in recent years.
Pakistan Refuses to go After Taliban Commander Siraj Haqqani
"American intelligence officials suspect Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence military spy agency uses [Siraj Haqqani] for its interests in Afghanistan."So I guess that 1.5 billion we just gave Pakistan was well worth it? As will be the next 6 billion?
A particularly obvious example of Pakistan's ongoing double game. "Pakistan nixes going after Taliban," from UPI, December 22:U.S. officials also say that besides Haqqani, top Taliban leaders including Mullah Mohammed Omar are using Quetta, capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province, as their base, and that the United States may decide to go after these militants on its own through expanded Predator drone strikes if Pakistan doesn't cooperate.
As for Haqqani, The Times of London reported, American intelligence officials suspect Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence military spy agency uses him for its interests in Afghanistan.
bin-Laden Family in Iran
OSAMA bin Laden's closest relatives are living in a secret compound in Iran, members of the family say.
They include a wife and children who disappeared from his Afghan camp at the time of the 9/11 attacks on the US.
The family's whereabouts have been a mystery for the past eight years, with reports that some of the children had been killed in bombings, while others had joined their father in planning terror attacks.
However, relatives said they found out last month that the group, including one of Osama's wives, six of his children and 11 of his grandchildren, had been kept in a high-security compound outside Tehran.
CNN: Terrorists lure recruits via YouTube Video (BUMPED)
What I find really disturbing at the end is Youtube's claim that "users police the site" while they routinely ignore user complaints. Also that there is no pro-active way to fight even the propaganda from specially designated terrorist entities. These are very easy to identify and flag. Should be just as easy to remove.
Next disturbing thing is that Obama's Secretary for Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, basically throws up her hands and says, "There is no magic bullet".
Look Janet, three girls and a few of us guys can create Youtube Smackdown and remove tens of thousands of Jihadi videos from Youtube.
If Jihadtube and homeland security have lost hope and are looking for a magic bullet, we have one. Hire about half a dozen of us and let us work.
Freaking useless bureaucrat morons.
So what is he uploading?
Why propaganda from the Islamic State of Afghanistan AKA the Taliban. A production called Swat5.
My tipster has reviewed and says.
Executions and beheadings. ....worse than animals
But see for yourself. Parts 1 through 7.
Update Heh that's
three four videos PWNED on this terrorist user today. Just. Effing. Today. Under Youtube's TOS any user with three strikes will be suspended but has Youtube suspended this user.....NO!.
Wonder why? Me too. Ask them at email@example.com
So we can catch these in a day or less, yet Youtube and Homeland Security are helpless in the face of a known terrorist user who simply ads three digits to his name each time he returns?
Give me a break.
Update: Please help flag the above production. I've reviewed and flagged. its very graphic. The worst parts can be found in parts 4 through 7. Beheadings and executions. Please point out those parts in your complaint.
Update 12/23/09: I went to work on this video this AM and its been removed for TOS violation.
That's five videos on this user in two days. Suspended by Youtube yet? Er uh no.
Our biggest challenge, frankly, is not identifying who is doing what online, but in our assessment of who is, or who will become, a threat.True dat, but then again how many whos in Whoville do we really want to have to make that determination on?
Ah noe ah iz stubrn.
Update: So I linked the counter take down opinion above. Gerald at Internet Anthropologist presents the take down argument here.
The more sites you have the more Intel to be collected.So here we have a gain the classic watch vs fight argument. I feel given recent events that the "just watch" method is not serving us very well.
And the more recruiting and members they get.
This paradigm increases terrorist growth.
Shutting down sites prevents recruiting,
decreasing terrorist growth.
Evan Kohlmann seems to be presenting the Intelligence communitys view of the Paradigm to track the wana be terrorists, but there is needed a balance between tracking the recruiting and stopping the recruiting.
Obligatory Raaaycyyyyst Webcam Post
(CNN) -- Can Hewlett-Packard's motion-tracking webcams see black people? It's a question posed on a now-viral YouTube video and the company says it's looking into it.Hmmmm.
In the video, two co-workers take turns in front of the camera -- the webcam appears to follow Wanda Zamen as she sways in front of the screen and stays still as Desi Cryer moves about.
A. Does this indicate that HP is overstocked on pasty white geeks in the software engineering department?
B. Would that be at all unusual?
Did al-Gore Inhale in Copenhagen?
Iowa Hawk: Hat tip to Tim Blair for this fascinating behind-the-scenes clip of Gordon Brown and Al Gore on their way to the stage at Carbonstock in Copenhagen.
Find my ass, I cannot.
December 22, 2009
Almost Incredibly Shocking! Miss Palestine Contest Cancelled
All the swimsuits and suicide belts might have been interesting to see, but it ain't happening. There is, after all, no fun in Islam (the Ayatollah Khomeini said that).Not really all that unpredictable is it? A little trouble with the insurance maybe?
One of The Perks of Being a Jawa
And having an alter ego like this.
Is that I actually know Garfield. No shit he's a follower.
Seriously, he sent me this over that Twitter thingy.
Direct message from GarfieldWell I'll be Darned. Now how cool is that bitches!?
Well maybe not as cool as I first thought. But hey.
CAIR attorney withdraws motion to ban and seize Christmas cards for Rifqa Bary
Interesting developments today in the Rifqa Bary saga. As we reported here first earlier this month, Omar Tarazi, the CAIR-backed attorney representing the Bary parents, had filed a motion with the Franklin County courts demanding a ban and seizure of all Christmas cards sent to Rifqa.
Apparently stung by the public exposure that our JAWA EXCLUSIVE brought to the situation, Tarazi withdrew his motion during the hearing today as reported by Fox News.
Needless to say, this has caused great consternation to CAIR's media allies carrying their water, namely Meredith "Hijab" Heagney of the Columbus Dispatch, who filed a short article making no mention of Christmas cards (as Tarazi's motion did), only calling them "third-party messages". Heh.
Another important matter was whether the court was going to force Rifqa to participate in mediation sessions with her parents, who she doesn't want to see. The court ruled in her favor saying that individual counseling sessions would suffice. Another issue that was raised was the concern that Rifqa may be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Gee, wonder where she got that? Not like anybody's threatened to kill her because of her Christian faith or anything. Oh, wait...
Merry Christmas, Rifqa!
Alabama House Dem Fed Up, Switches Parties - Bush Blamed
Democratic Rep. Parker Griffith announced Tuesday that he's switching parties – saying he can no longer align himself “with a party that continues to pursue legislation that is bad for our country, hurts our economy and drives us further and further into debt.”Four other Dems have announced their retirements.
“Unfortunately there are those in the Democratic Leadership that continue to push an agenda focused on massive new spending, tax increases, bailouts and a health care bill that is bad for our healthcare system,” Griffith said in a statement. “I have always considered myself to be an independent voice and I have tried to be that voice in Congress – but after watching this agenda firsthand I now believe that the differences in the two parties could not be more clear and that for me to be true to my core beliefs and values I must align myself with the Republican party and speak out clearly on these issues.
Liveleak: Basij Member: "I Committed Crimes"
From Garduneh via Email
A former member of the Mullahcracy's Basij (auxiliary to the IRGC) describing the unspeakable crimes committed by the regime against Iranian protesters.
One of these days we need to just give Garduneh a key to the Sandcrawler as our Iranian expert.
Wow, Congress Writes "No Change" Clause in Healthcare Bill
The language of Section 3403 seems rather explicit:SUBSECTION.—It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider any bill, resolution, amendment, or conference report that would repeal or otherwise change this subsection.Ed Morrissey's take is that Congress lacks the Constitutional authority to bind the decisions future Congresses can make, which would including passing new laws, amending existing laws, or repealing laws. Reid is demanding not just power over the current Congress, but any future Congress as well.
The Acorns Do Not Fall Far From The Tree
You know, I'm not sure if Rolland Burris really just created a new loophole for ACORN to get federal funds, but I'm sure Disgraced Governor Rod would approve it if did.
What is really scary is this list Michelle has of ACORN clones and fronts that are all fired up and ready to organize the community.
* A New Way ForwardThey are almost like Islamic Terror Groups, every day a new variation on the same theme and with the same goal. To destroy America and boosh-mcchimpy-obi-wan-abacon.
* Action Now
* Albany Park Neighborhood Council
* Alliance to Develop Power (ADP)
* Americans for Fairness in Lending
* Americans for Financial Reform
* ARISE Chicago
* Brighton Park Neighborhood Council
* Central Illinois Organizing Project (CIOP)
* Center for Community Change (CCC)
* Change in Terms
* Change To Win
* Chicago Coalition of the Homeless
* Citizen Action
* Communities United for Action (CUFA)
* Community Voices Heard (CVH)
* Contra Costa Interfaith Supporting Community Organization (CCISCO)
It may just be a Healthcare Jihad.
Welcome To Detriot
Heh, I guess with that one vid Crowder made he decided to skip Dearborn?
Yemen War Among Worst Global Humanitarian Crises
The Yemeni government continues to block international aid to the 700,000 affected persons in the northern Sa'ada War. The regime of President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to consider a humanitarian cease-fire and the lack of food, water and medicine in the war zone has become broadly lethal according to a new report by Doctors without Borders (MSF).
More at Armies of Liberation.
Jihadtube Presents: Season's Greeting From Hezb,Allah
You know, The specially designated terrorist entity. The terrorist group who has killed 299 American servicemen October 23, 1983? Yeah those guys.
Thanks so much to Youtube for allowing them the space to glorify murder and the destruction of Israel not to mention what they have done to the once great country of Lebanon.
That's right you can get all the Hezb,Allah propaganda and al-Manar TEE VEE you want this holiday season right here at Google owned Youtube.
And never fear the US Depts of State and Treasury will probably have their heads too far up their backside to do anything at all about it.
We do allow all types of content except child porn and spamfor hosting Hezb,Allah's main website.
And to the wonderful US company Dynadot for being being the sponsoring Registrar for Hezb,Allahs DNS record.
Does it seem I may be starting to develop a rather cynical view of these things?
Best Holiday Wishes From Your Zionist Oppressors
Screw You Enviro Dog Hating Assmaggots
PARIS (AFP) – Man's best friend could be one of the environment's worst enemies, according to a new study which says the carbon pawprint of a pet dog is more than double that of a gas-guzzling sports utility vehicle.If I were trying to figure out which living thing to "off" over its carbon footprint. I'd start with enviro-assmaggots like this jerk.
But the revelation in the book "Time to Eat the Dog: The Real Guide to Sustainable Living" by New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale has angered pet owners who feel they are being singled out as troublemakers.
The Vales, specialists in sustainable living at Victoria University of Wellington, analysed popular brands of pet food and calculated that a medium-sized dog eats around 164 kilos (360 pounds) of meat and 95 kilos of cereal a year.
Combine the land required to generate its food and a "medium" sized dog has an annual footprint of 0.84 hectares (2.07 acres) -- around twice the 0.41 hectares required by a 4x4 driving 10,000 kilometres (6,200 miles) a year, including energy to build the car.
...Owning a dog really is quite an extravagance, mainly because of the carbon footprint of meat," Barrett said.
Other animals aren't much better for the environment, the Vales say.
Mark Moyar on Intuition and Risk Taking in Leadership Ranks
AS President Obama and his advisers planned their new approach to the Afghan war, the quality of Afghanistan’s security forces received unprecedented scrutiny, and rightly so. Far less attention, however, has been paid to the quality of American troops there. Of course, American forces don’t demand bribes from civilians at gunpoint or go absent for days, as Afghans have often done. But they face serious issues of their own, demanding prompt action.Hat Tip: Deacon of the Church of the Anteater.
....The problems lie, rather, in the leadership ranks. Although many Army and Marine officers in Afghanistan are performing well, a significant portion are not demonstrating the vital leadership attributes of creativity, flexibility and initiative. In 2008, to better pinpoint these deficits, I surveyed 131 Army and Marine officers who had served in counterinsurgency operations in Iraq or Afghanistan or both, asking them each 42 questions about leadership in their services.
Of the Army veterans I surveyed, only 28 percent said that their service encouraged them to take risks, while a shocking 41 percent said that the Army discouraged it.
December 21, 2009
According to this report, the driest possible martini is now achievable.
Russian professor Evgeny Moskalev of Saint Petersburg Technological University has evolved a technique that allows turning alcohol into powder and packing it in pills. The new technique can solidify any kind of alcohol, including whisky, cognac, wine and beer.Presumably, the brewers', distillers' and vintners' secrets are lost in the pill-making process.
For those who are teetotalers, there's an alternative -- Obama ecstasy pills. Heh.
Foreign Al Qaeda Fighting for Yemen Govt in Sa'ada War
Yemeni local sources report that jihaddists who had earlier fought in Iraq and Afghanistan are now fighting for the Yemeni military in the Sa'ada War against the Houthi rebels.
During the siege of Old Saada City last week, "mujahadeen" fighters or state jihaddists included Mohammed Ali Misrat who was killed in battle. Al Qaeda operatives were spotted on the roofs of the city with their guns. "Others were advancing (as an) army are fully armed and equipped (for) combat during the raid (on Old Sa'ada City)," Attagammua reported.
Their leader (and ally of the state of Yemen) is Mohammed al-Edha Shabebah, a 45 year old "well known personality" who returned from Afghanistan. Known as a hardline Islamist, he was seen calling on the rebels to surrender through a megaphone. Local press reports Shabebah was arrested two years ago in Saudi Arabia on terror related offenses and released after a year to Yemeni custody. He is suspected of recruiting and smuggling fighters to Iraq.
The Yemeni government has been using al Qaeda operatives to train tribal fighters or to fight the Saada War since 2005. I wrote about this particular flow in March and the jihaddist build-up in Sa'ada several times after.
3/29/09: In the north, newly arrived foreign terrorists have begun organizing. Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh reportedly struck a deal with Ayman al Zawahiri late last year. Zawahiri would supply Saleh with al Qaeda terrorists to aid the military’s efforts in the Saada War against northern Shiite rebels. A significant number of terrorists arrived in Sa’ada by March. The Yemen Times reported, “Jihadist groups, or Salafia – including Yemenis and foreigners from neighboring Arab and non-Arab countries – started gathering in areas around villages and towns where Houthi supporters live.” The report indicated the Yemeni military was overseeing the build-up.
Al Tajamo described the “striking emergence of Salafi groups” which included “members of various Arab nationalities as well as citizens from different provinces.” The groups were in the process of organizing a unified structure, the paper said. The Yemeni government deployed al Qaeda terrorists as both fighters and trainers in the Saada War since 2005.
There have been numerous recent reports of some al Qaeda migration from Iraq and Afghanistan to Yemen. The assumption is that they are going to Yemen to fight against Saleh or because of pressure in other theaters or to launch attacks against Saudi Arabia. However, the possibility is very real that they are coming to President Saleh's assistance.
Even discounting aforementioned intercept from Saad bin Laden on behalf of Zawaheri, its in al Qaeda's best interests to keep Yemeni President Saleh marginally in power; there will never be another more leader accommodating.
Aspects of the Yemeni government are thought to provide training, passports and travel accommodations to jihaddists traveling to Iraq. Moreover, Sa'ada itself is a strategic location for al Qaeda.
In news regarding the recent US assisted counter-terror air strikes, during which the intended al Qaeda target escaped and 29 civilians were killed, the Yemen Post reports, "Dozens of locals informed the government of the Al-Qaeda training camp, which has been there for more than four months, but the government did nothing about it." The Yemen Times has new casualty figures and notes, "most of the civilian causalities were located between one to two kilometers away from the jihadist’s camp."
Go Forth and Shoplift
(York, England) Some people are outraged. Father Tim Jones of the St. Lawrence Church yesterday told his congregation to shoplift during a Nativity sermon.
Delivering his festive lesson, Father Jones told the congregation: 'My advice, as a Christian priest, is to shoplift. I do not offer such advice because I think that stealing is a good thing, or because I think it is harmless, for it is neither.Jones said it's better to be a shoplifter than a whore, mugger or burglar. It's not known where embezzlers, blackmailers, Ponzi schemers and dope dealers fit on the Tim Jones religious scale of criminal relativity. (More ....)
'I would ask that they do not steal from small family businesses, but from large national businesses, knowing that the costs are ultimately passed on to the rest of us in the form of higher prices.
'I would ask them not to take any more than they need, for any longer than they need.
'I offer the advice with a heavy heart and wish society would recognise that bureaucratic ineptitude and systematic delay has created an invitation and incentive to crime for people struggling to cope.'
RI Senator: Most Americans Are Racist Haters
According to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), if you oppose the "health care reform" bill you're ready to get fitted for your Klan hood:
It's amazing that such an ignorant assclown was able to convince a majority of voters in any state to put him in office. An honest Congress would censure the fool for slandering the the majority of the American public, which opposes the so-called "healthcare reform" bill.
The horse trading. As you can see from Michelle's post today. The last thing on politicians minds is what the people want.
A month ago, I compiled Part I of the Demcare bribe list as Harry Reid rushed before Thanksgiving to secure his first cloture vote on the government health care takeover. (Quick re-cap: $300 million Louisiana Purchase for Landrieu; $300 million California doctor payments; AARP goodies; abortion and union lobby concessions.)
Here’s Part II of the Cash for Cloture bribe list all in one handy place (hat tip again to my friend ChristinaKB for the apt phrase she first coined on November 21 for the Demcare wheeling and dealing).
Jihadtube Hosts Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum's Videos
The Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum has wonderfully provided us with an English translation of al-Qaeda's as-Sahab production Eid ul-fitr sermon(1430H)by Sheikh Al-Mujahid Khalid Al-Husainan.
It appears this terror supporting group joined up to help spread al-Qaeda propaganda on Dec 13th.
Ya'll know what to do.
Lashkar-e-Toiba Paid Rs 1000 (Aprox. $22) To Bomb Mosque
Hat Tip: Star.
Sandcralwer Followup: Auschwitz Sign Found
WARSAW, Poland – Polish police have recovered the infamous Nazi sign stolen from the former Auschwitz death camp, cut into three pieces, and said Monday it appeared to have been taken by common criminals seeking profit.
Lecture on Copts in Egypt
Stolen from Vlad Hat Tip: Her Royal Whyness.
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Congressional letter to SECDEF Gates demands end to Islamic lectures to troops by Louay Safi and ISNA
Earlier this month we were the first to report, along with JihadWatch, that terror-tied Islamic speaker Louay Safi had just given a lecture at Ft Hood on Islam to troops departing for Afghanistan. Andy McCarthy at NRO followed up on that reporting, as did other media outlets. Safi subsequently complained of being the victim of smears for us reporting that he had been recorded on FBI wiretaps talking to terrorist leaders and such (which is all a matter of public record).
Now a group of congressmen have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demanding that all lectures by Safi and the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) to military troops be halted immediately.
Hey, here's an idea: let's end ALL lectures on religion to military personnel. Anyone remember the frickin' First Amendment? No doubt if troops were receiving lectures on the 1400 years of Islamic invasion and occupation, and the heroics of Western Civilization repulsing the Islamic jihad from the Spanish Reconquista to the defense of Vienna, Safi, ISNA and their various Islamist cohorts would be screaming bloody murder (and/or engaging in it). And the ACLU would have filed lawsuits to stop such long ago.
Text of the letter (provided by FSM) below the fold:
17 December 2009
The Honorable Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense
Dear Secretary Gates:
It has come to our attention that the Department of Defense has invited Louay Safi, a top official at the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), to give lectures on Islam to our troops at Fort Hood. If this is indeed true, we respectfully request that you end this practice.
According to the Justice Department, ISNA is a prominent member of the Muslim Brotherhood, an organization with a network of known and suspected Islamic terrorist organizations spread throughout the world. The Brotherhood and its partner organizations regularly espouse violent jihad and anti-Semitism.
More specifically, ISNA was identified by the Justice Department at the successful Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing conspiracy trial as an unindicted co-conspirator. Literature distributed by ISNA at its annual convention in Washington in July featured books and pamphlets portraying prosecution of terrorist and terror-supporters as “anti-Muslim bigotry;” revisionist history that denied Arab and Palestinian terrorist attacks against Israel; and anti-Semitic tracts.
Safi himself has been connected to an entity called the “Safa Group.” Search warrants executed in 2002 were supported by an affidavit alleging its involvement in moving large sums of money to terrorist fronts. He was also caught on a 1995 FBI wiretap of Sami al-Arian. Safi was concerned that an executive order, issued by President Clinton prohibiting financial transactions with terrorist organizations, would negatively affect al-Arian. In April 2006, al-Arian pled guilty to a charge of conspiring to provide services to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad – a specially designated terrorist organization.
The Muslim Brotherhood is dedicated in its own words to “a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands.” What better way to carry out its plans to “sabotage” our efforts than to have one of its own invited to lecture on Islam to the very troops called to defend this country against those the Brotherhood supports. We ask that you immediately stop any lecturing by Louay Safi or ISNA affiliated speakers.
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SF Weekly: Nationwide "community organizing" network really a secretive Marxist cult
It was G.K. Chesterton who once observed that "When people stop believing in God, they don't believe in nothing — they believe in anything." That is what immediately comes to mind reading this article by Matt Smith in the current issue of SF Weekly about the nationwide network of "community organizations" that really serve as fronts for the Marxist National Labor Federation (NatlFed). And NatlFed has no shortage of Leftist dupes willing to work on their behalf in unwitting service to their Marxist agenda.
It's a long article, but a very interesting read. No doubt there are some on the right side of the web who will try to spin this into some Obama-led conspiracy (which I won't indulge in), but what I find particularly interesting is how gullible many of these Left wing elitists really are. These are the same people who screeched about the looming theocratic takeover of America during the Bush admin, but who fall all over themselves helping scammers like NatlFed, which advocates for the violent overthrow of the US government.
The San Francisco limousine leftist set are exactly the same bozos who fell for another Marxist cult back in the late 1960s and 1970s - Jim Jones and the People's Temple. And that didn't end so well as I recall (e.g. the Marxist utopia of Jonestown).
From the article:
Why the seeming secrecy? Knowledgeable sources say that the Physicians Organizing Committee is one of several Bay Area front groups set up to disguise a strange political cult. Although a representative for the committee has denied the link, it has shared personnel with an alleged cult front group, and received a grant from the National Equal Justice Association (NEJA), a nonprofit shell corporation linked to the cult. (The committee's manager, meanwhile, has donated money to NEJA.) Committee representatives also deal with the press using a protocol consistent with rules laid down by the cult.
The cult, an umbrella organization based in New York, goes by names such as the Provisional Communist Party and the National Labor Federation, abbreviated as NatlFed. Historically, the stated goal of NatlFed is one that would likely even discomfit the Bay Area liberals the organization targets for recruiting: the violent overthrow of the U.S. government.
NatlFed doesn't fit most people's idea of a cult. There's no religious dogma. Instead, it's best known for preaching leftist revolution. Yet, during its 40 years of existence, it doesn't seem to have performed a single terrorist act. Decade after decade, its members have merely gone about preparing themselves for the possibility of an eventual day of insurrection — like Pentecostals awaiting the rapture.
In the meantime, the group has undertaken charitable works that Palo Alto's Jeff Whitnack, who volunteered for the group in the 1980s until he became disillusioned, refers to as "flypaper" designed to lure young idealists. They maintain what NatlFed insiders refer to as "entities" or "mutual-benefit associations" to do food drives, recruit doctors and attorneys to provide services for low-income people, and give lectures about the need for mental health services in the Mission.
For anyone living in the Bay Area, these apparent front groups are simultaneously invisible and ubiquitous. At a recent Thanksgiving dinner I attended at a San Francisco friend's house, five of the 10 adults present had volunteered for, donated to, or been contacted by NatlFed fronts.
These groups, which the FBI has linked to NatlFed, have names that make them sound like labor unions or professional associations, among them the Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals, the Coalition of Concerned Legal Professionals, the California Homemakers Association, and the Western Farm Workers Association.
None of the groups enter into collective bargaining agreements or are registered with the IRS as nonprofits. They do not publicly disclose their finances. They don't form close public alliances with community groups that have similar aims. They do not publish their regular activities, have Web sites, or create any public documentation of how they function. They keep themselves all but invisible — except to those they choose to contact.
"People will become involved in NatlFed, or one of its front groups, and don't even realize the group has a political agenda," cult intervention specialist Rick Ross said. "They simply feel it's a group to help the poor, not understanding the overall thrust of the group."
Former members and volunteers of seemingly NatlFed-linked groups say there's something futile and ultimately embarrassing about having performed good works for an organization that turned out to view charity as a means to a secret end.
The mastermind behind NatlFed's bizarre revolutionary philosophy was Gerald Doeden, a man known as a brilliant con man who recited Shakespeare at length and once dodged a bar tab by signing a check as Jesus H. Christ. The former Marysville disc jockey reinvented himself in the '70s as a revolutionary named Gino Perente, who claimed (falsely) to be a comrade of César Chávez and a veteran of worldwide insurrectional movements. He walked with a limp, which he told his followers was the result of a gunshot wound sustained while fighting in Latin American rebel movements (he actually limped because of a old car wreck injury).
In 1970, Perente established a base of operations at the Little Red Bookstore on Mission Street, from which he issued a declaration of war against Northern California. The following year, as part of the armed rebellion, 30 armed individuals were supposed to kidnap city officials in Berkeley and blow up the Bank of America building in San Francisco, according to his FBI file. A San Francisco Examiner article at the time said law enforcement officials considered him harmless and saw his dozen or so followers as kooks.
The comments to the article are also worth the read, including the rabid defense of NatlFed by one Michael Treece MD. Particularly interesting are the accusations that Smith's article is really insurance company propaganda. Someone else mentions that one NatlFed front receives grants from their state bar association. The following comment below the fold from someone who was involved with NatlFed illustrates how profoundly ironic this whole thing is:
From comment #15:
The truly sad part is that these self-proclaimed Marxists never actually perform the services they promise to their so-called "members." Instead, the members were simply very poor people, with no one else to turn to for help except government social services, and who were ultimately exploited for their own labor, endlessly filing notecards on contacts with potential new members and never actually receiving the assistance they were promised. I know, from firsthand experience, that this occurred because those persons were actually being used as tools for the organization's dogged recruiting efforts. There was never any program to provide effective legal assistance to these people, which was another reason why I discontinued any further contact with them.
Marxists exploiting people for their labor. Heh.
December 20, 2009
AGW Acolyte Asked About Dumping Data
Thanks to Amy Ridenour's National Center Blog.
US Airstrikes in Yemen: Continuation of a Failed Policy
Yesterday, a variety of media sources disclosed US involvement in raids against al Qaeda in Yemen, in particular air strikes in Abyan and on the outskirts of the capital, Sana'a. The prime target, Qasim al Reimi, escaped the Sana'a strike and scores of civilians were killed in the Abyan bombing. President Obama called Yemeni President Saleh after the raids to congratulate him for taking action against the terror group.
When a counter-terror air strike kills more civilians than an average suicide bombing, can it be called a success? Discounting the dead kids for just a minute and using even the coldest pragmatic standards, the US air strikes in Yemen did much more harm than good to the US on multiple levels and will negatively impact security for a decade.
Despite the broad pro-democracy sentiment in Yemen, and increasingly vocal popular frustration with Yemen's brutal and incompetent dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, the only allies the US has in Yemen now are the genocidal Saleh and his corrupt cronies. The groups previously demonstrating for civil rights and a free press, for transparency in governance and an end to the state's violence against its citizens, are now all protesting the air strikes- because they missed and hit a village of shepards. The northern rebels and southern independence movement, who both phrase their grievances in terms of democracy, may enter the spheres of another big power for moral support. The US, never wildly popular, is now toxic to even the most liberal segments of Yemeni society.
Then there's the "possibility" that the US was duped, and al Reimi was tipped off. Lately there's been more mumbling by anonymous western officials recognizing that the Yemeni security, military and administration are somewhat compromised by al Qaeda. Its an understatement but at least, I thought hopefully, a beginning of the dawn of consciousness. How could US planners not factor in and guard against a potential double cross when dealing with Saleh's regime? In the light of Yemen's track record, it was predictable (30-40%) that al Reimi would escape.
The bottom line is Saleh won and al Qaeda won. The US lost and the misery laden Yemeni citizens lost as well. The overall US plan, that failed for years, seems to be to pressure, bribe and cajole Saleh to cooperate in western efforts against al Qaeda. All other considerations, people, promises and standards are under the bus. The high ground is lost despite the variety of innovative options that existed. The US threw its lot in with a war criminal. Expectations are so low for Saleh's regime that any temporary pretense of commitment is rewarded and welcomed. There's very little thinking outside the box. The trajectory is predictable and disastrous.
As always, more at Armies of Liberation.
Early Christmas For Jawas?
Inshallahshahheed's blog The ignored Puzzle Pieces of Knowledge and his host forum are offline.
They seem to have lost hosting. This might be their regular monthly host move. But you know our motto. Never miss a change to make fun of Sammy for his site being down.
Hey in case it stays down can someone make me a 3po flipping the bird. Add Santa Hat.
Ahhh, it was as the Ahki said. The forum is back up. And Sammy too.
Just at a new location.
Ya'll move around a lot ;)
You never know.
Illinois, the Radical Muslim Convention Destination
America's own Hizb ut Tahrir meets tonight.
Sunday, December 20, 2009: terror-linked, pro-sharia Islamist group Hizb ut Tahrir (America) is meeting at the Lombard Community Center, 433 East St. Charles Road, Lombard, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lombard is a western suburb of Chicago in DuPage CountyBeside working to turn America into a crap arsed sharia based country, will they also be discussing GITMO detainees coming to Illinois?
I wonder if Inshallahshaheed aka Abu Risaas aka Samir Khan be in attendance as well as the rest of his pro-alQaeda idjits.
A Blog Sabbath Christmas Carol
Fatwa? Come on its Christmas.
FBI linguist and anti-Israel "peace activist" guilty of leaking classified info to blogger
Strange how this isn't getting more attention. No doubt it's because while the FBI linguist in question, Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, was an Israeli-American dual citizen (ack! Zionist conspiracy!) he was also a "peace activist" involved in various anti-Israel/pro-terrorist causes (not a Zionist conspiracy after all!). And his grandfather was also a prominent Israeli politician opposed to the "occupation". Thus, the standard anti-Israel media narrative does not apply.
Threat Level speculates that that Leibowitz was responsible for the leak claiming pro-Israel Rep. Jane Harman, a top House Intel committee member and Pelosi foe, had been caught on NSA wiretaps talking with an Israeli agent.
And just for the record, Leibowitz is the kind of far Left/anti-Israel dual citizen that the FBI has in its Hebrew translating unit. But hey, it's not like they have Hezbollah activists inside the FBI running background checks on their relatives, or Turkish agents responsible for translating Turkish-language FBI intercepts, right?
From Kim Zetter of Wired's Threat Level:
An Israeli-American lawyer who worked as an FBI linguist pleaded guilty Thursday to providing an unidentified blogger with classified documents derived from U.S. communications intelligence.
Shamai Kedem Leibowitz, 39, of Silver Spring, Maryland, pleaded to one felony count of disclosing to an unauthorized party five documents that were classified “secret” that he obtained through his work with the FBI.
Leibowitz leaked the documents to the unnamed blogger in April 2009. The blogger — identified as “Recipient A” in court filings — then wrote a post based on the classified documents...
Leibowitz, who holds dual citizenship, was employed as a contract Hebrew linguist for the FBI for only about three months before he leaked the documents. He worked in an FBI office in Calverton, Maryland, beginning in January 2009, and held a top-secret security clearance. As such, he had access to classified documents and information relating to the communication intelligence activities of the United States, according to the Justice Department press release.
According to the Associated Press, Leibowitz is the grandson of Yeshayahu Leibowitz, a famous and well-respected philosopher, scientist and Torah scholar in Israel who died in 1994. The elder Leibowitz was recognized by some as the conscience of Israel for his controversial opposition to Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories.
His grandson continued along that path of controversy by working as a peace activist and helping to defend Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian who was charged with murder and terrorism...
Threat Level thinks it’s more likely Leibowitz was behind the leaked news that Representative Jane Harman had allegedly been caught on an NSA wiretap engaging in a quid-pro-quo conversation with an Israeli agent. That information was published in April by Jeff Stein, a writer for Congressional Quarterly, on his SpyTalk blog, which was mirrored at CQ Homeland Security. Stein told Threat Level he never comments on sources.
A very cunning linguist!
December 19, 2009
Saturday Night: Pre Blog Sabbath Caption Contest...
Let er rip.
Fatwa's will be issued.
Note: Dude is a actual martyr
Update: Fatwa's issued:
The I will cut yur neck fatwa issued to qzy for insulting the messenger of
What happens in Adam Gadahm's ass, stays in Adam Gadahm's ass
The insulting holy koran fatwa issued to FishFearMe
I never thought I'd be the centerfold of "Playgoat" magazine. Praise be to Allah...piss be upon him.
The stone 2 death for insulting martyr fatwa issued to Dr. Eviler
Extra hairy hermaphrodite looking for same to play "find the hidden imam"BTW, I had a hard time with the fatwa's, you all are evil!!!!!!!!!!!!!
An Open Letter To Senator Ben Nelson (D - NE) From A Constituent
You're fired, helmet-head.
Oops, I mean Amatu'Allah.
The ABC's of pwn3d YouTube Jihadis
Step 1: Create an account.
Step 2: Upload video.
Step 3: Embed that video on your website or forum.
Step 4: We know what you did last summer.
[Hint: Look at the "Statistics and Data" link below any vid]
Pin-Up Girl Raises Big Money For Vets’ Health Care & Boosts Morale for Deployed Troops and Hospitalized Vets
Los Angeles, California—December 19, 2009 - Sexy Pin-Up-In-Chief Gina Elise, creator of the award-winning “Pin-Ups For Vets” Calendar fundraiser project, recently presented a $15,000.00 check to the Portland, OR VA Hospital to improve rehabilitation programs for Veterans and recovering troops. This was Elise’s third donation to a VA or military hospital in the U.S. since she began her pin-up calendar project in 2007 to help ill and injured Veterans.
Curvaceous and outgoing, Gina Elise has collected many awards along the way for her efforts to bring attention to and fund health care programs for our nation’s hospitalized Veterans. Elise has been honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as 2009 “Volunteer of the Year”, by the Daily Points of Light Foundation in 2008, and by the California Jaycees Foundation and California. Jr. Chamber of Commerce as 2007 “Outstanding Young Californian”.
Besides raising funds, Gina Elise has made thousands of bedside visits in hospitals across the U.S. to ill and injured Veterans and troops recovering from injuries sustained in Iraq and Afghanistan. She delivers “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendars, “Kiss A Vet” T-shirts and pin-up posters to the hospitalized Veterans she visits. All the gift items, complete with personal messages, have been donated by her supporters who purchase the gifts on Gina Elise’s website, www.PinUpsForVets.com. A Veteran who had sustained a traumatic brain injury spoke to Gina Elise for the first time, after having not spoken for a month since the injury. Another patient cried, “ This is the BEST thing that has happened to me in the VA hospital ! ”
In addition to her personal visits to VA and military hospitals, Pin-Up Queen Gina Elise sends hundreds of boxes of “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendars, T-shirts, and posters to the troops deployed around the world. The troops have responded to Elise’s gifts and tireless work for Veterans by flying 7 flags in her honor over military bases in Iraq and Afghanistan. Soldiers in Iraq painted a mural of Gina Elise in camouflage uniform complete with black lace stockings and high heels. “The troops have sent me hundreds of thank-you notes for the great morale boost that the calendars have brought to them during their long and difficult deployments. It is so important to let them know that they are not forgotten,” says Gina Elise. The calendar photos have been torn out of the calendars to decorate tents, and some of the photos have been carried with the troops during missions to inspire motivation. “ They have dubbed me ‘the calendar angel”, says Elise proudly.
The letters to Gina Elise from the troops all show appreciation for the work she does to improve the lives of hospitalized Vets and boost morale for the deployed troops. Letters like this one arrive daily: “I would like to extend my sincere thanks and appreciation for your efforts towards our veterans. This morning a helicopter flew into our remote base in Zabul Province, Afghanistan and delivered your wonderful calendar. We are a small team of advisors to the Afghan National Army, and all of us enjoyed a great boost of morale that you gave us. Thanks again for all you do for the boys and girls over here."
Gina Elise encourages everyone this holiday season to visit her website www.PinUpsForVets.com and purchase a gift that she can personally deliver to a hospitalized Veteran or send to the troops overseas. Hundreds of military units have put in requests for the 2010 “Pin-Ups For Vets” calendars. Gina Elise says, “ In helping our Vets and troops, I am also honoring the four year military service of my grandfather who served his country in World War II. I feel that it is my turn now to serve our brave heroes who have given so much to ensure our freedoms.”
Reading Bible Called Inappropriate for School Quiet Time
(Old Bridge, New Jersey) It sure seems like Christianity is always flying standby on society's freedom of religion itinerary.
A little girl was told by her teacher to put away the Bible during Madison Park Elementary School quiet time since it is inappropriate reading material.
Third-grader Mariah Jordat's tears prompted her outraged mother to call the school. The principal apologized and said it was all a mistake.
Sure, a mistake, that's the ticket.
Nelson Sells Out, Healthcare Scam Moves Forward
Surprising few, Nebraska senator Ben Nelson has offered himself to Harry Reid in exchange for various political considerations. It remains to be seen whether Nelson has managed to outwhore Louisiana's Mary Landrieu, whose state will receive $300,000,000 of your money for her betrayal.
Photo much too disgusting for the sensitive Jawa audience illustrating the future of health care in this country.
US Airstrikes in Yemen a Tactical and Strategic Failure
The US launched two preemptive missile strikes in Yemen according to two US officials quoted by ABC News. One strike was north of Sana'a in Arhab. The other in the southern province of Abyan. The main al Qaeda target, Qasim al Reimi, predictably slipped away at the last minute from the Arhab raid. Two previously surrendered al Qaeda were captured, and likely will be released once the heat is off. In total, four were killed and 17 arrested. In Abyan, entire families were wiped out. Bedouins living in tents, the fatalities in Abyan included 14 children and about 50 men and women. Dozens more were wounded.
According to Yemeni officals, 30 suspected al Qaeda were killed in Abyan. Supposedly an impending al Qaeda suicide bombing against US intersts in Yemen was averted. Five unidentified foreigners were buried already. Four wounded people were arrested in hospitals. One Yemen official anonymously stated it was an intelligence failure that lead to the targeting of the village. But mostly, Yemen is holding the line that these persons provided shelter to al Qaeda operatives. Maybe they were cousins. It doesn't explain why there was a preemptive bombing and not an arrest, why the intell was off on the presence of children or why the US chose to marry the duplicitious President Saleh instead of bringing him to a "crimes against humanity" tribunal.
The evidence is there that Saleh is war criminal. It is well documented by a number of international organizations and think tanks. The Yemeni military is bombing cities and withholding humanitarian assistance in the northern Sa'ada war where over 100,000 internal refugees are beyond the reach of international aid groups. In southern Yemen, the security forces have repetitively murdered peaceful protesters and engaged in mass arrests. The prisons are full of dissidents, political prisoners, journalists, children and innocent people. The UN found that torture, real torture, is widespread.
Hours after the air strikes, President Obama called the President Saleh with congratulations and renewed offers of support. Of course, the US attack will likely disempower moderate reformists and be used as a recruiting tool for al Qaeda and others who endorse violence.
Lots of links, photos and ranting available at my place.
Cope N Change At Copenhahahahagen!
It's getting beyond warped in the world of the environmentalist wackos.
It is exactly this species of tyranny that the UN would like to impose upon the entire planet, in the name of saving us from ourselves – or, as Ugo Chavez would put it, saving us from Western capitalist democracy.
On the bright side? Actions like this show that these people are desperate. Thrashing around in their last throes of credibility. A credibility which is on life support and not really expected to make it through.
December 18, 2009
Parents of Rifqa Bary ask court to hold her in contempt to force her to attend counseling sessions with Muslim counselor (bumped, sticky)
...and the counselor they demand she attend filed an affidavit in support of Rifqa being held in contempt!
The next episode in the legal battle between Muslim-turned-Christian convert Rifqa Bary and her allegedly abusive parents will occur next Tuesday in an Ohio courtroom. As I reported last Friday, one of the issues that will be heard by the court is a motion by the CAIR-appointed attorney to the Bary parents demanding that all Christmas cards sent to Rifqa be banned, and any cards she has already received be seized. On Monday, we provided clear evidence of CAIR's backstage handling of the media in this case.
Another issue next week will be another motion filed by the Bary parents asking the court to hold Rifqa in contempt for refusing to attend counseling sessions with a Muslim counselor. Amazingly, the counselor that the Bary parents are attempting to force her to see filed a affidavit supporting the parents' motion to hold Rifqa in contempt of court. How could this counselor be remotely neutral?
But wait a second - haven't all the media stooges in this case, from Meredith "Hijab" Heagney of the Columbus Dispatch to Michael Kruse of the St. Petersburg Times, insisted that the Bary family intends to respect Rifqa's Christian faith? Haven't these media stooges repeated assurances from the Bary parents that Rifqa has nothing to fear from returning home?
Don't expect these damaging revelations about the parents' duplicity to be reported in the Columbus Dispatch, friends. Behind the veil of sealed court motions the true face of Mohamed and Aysha Bary is being revealed. Her parents have defamed Christians who have attempted to help their daughter flee their abuse; they have filed criminal charges against Rifqa accusing her of being a delinquent; and now they ask the Ohio courts to ban and seize Rifqa's Christmas cards and to force her to see a Muslim counselor that has demonstrated his own partiality. What this long sequence of events clearly shows is that Rifqa Bary has much to fear from being returned to her parents and that they have no intention to honor her personal religious choices.
Hopefully, the courts will recognize what's going on in this case and dispense justice, not political correctness.
The only reason you got presents this year is because Jack Bauer didn't feel like listening to you bitch and moan.
Hamas Celebrates Hanukkah...Sorta
Oh, the irony. A menorah was made from hollowed Quasam rockets which had been fired at Sderot from Hamas.
Via Aaron Klein
JERUSALEM – Jewish residents of a rocket-battered city outside the Gaza Strip every day this week lit a Hanukkah menorah fashioned out of hollowed Palestinian Qassam rockets that had been shot at their town.Awsome
"This is a symbol to our enemies that despite thousands of rockets fired at Sderot, our spirit has not broken. We are here to stay," said Josh Hasten, spokesman for Yeshiva Hesder Sderot, a Jewish school that combines Torah study with army service.
Sderot, a city of almost 20,000 residents, is less then a mile from the Gaza Strip. More than 10,000 rockets have been fired at Jewish population centers there during the last eight years.
Holocaust Denial in Nevada High School
A gym teacher and multiculturalism club advisor at a Las Vegas NV high school, Lori Sublette, is being investigated for potential hate crimes after allegedly denying the Holocaust to her class and prompting anti-Semitic jokes and threats against Jewish students.
Parents are outraged.
IBD: Penetration Even At The Pentagon - Muslim Spies Setting Muslim Policy
Want to know exactly how incidents like the Ft Hood massacre happen? Look no further than this article by Paul Sperry in yesterday's Investor's Business Daily:
The internal threat from Muslim extremists in the military extends to high-level Defense Department aides who have undermined military policy. In fact, one top Muslim adviser pushed out an intelligence analyst who warned of the sudden jihad syndrome that led to the Fort Hood terrorist attack.
An honored guest of the Ramadan dinner at the Pentagon this September was Hesham Islam, who infiltrated the highest echelons of the Ring despite proven ties to U.S. terror front groups and a shady past in his native Egypt.
As senior adviser for international affairs to former deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England, Islam ran interference for the Islamic Society of North America and other radical fronts for the Egypt-based Muslim Brotherhood, the subject of my new book "Muslim Mafia."
For example, Islam persuaded brass to sack a Pentagon analyst, Stephen Coughlin, after he advised cutting off outreach to ISNA, which he accurately ID'd as part of a covert terror-support network in the U.S. — something the Justice Department recently confirmed in a major terror finance trial.
Islam invited ISNA officials to lunch with the avuncular England, known by insiders as Gullible Gordon, who in turn spoke at ISNA confabs. Islam also helped set up a Pentagon job booth at one recent ISNA convention to recruit Muslim chaplains and linguists.
Most disturbing, Islam met regularly with Saudi and other embassy officials lobbying for the release and repatriation of their citizens held at Gitmo. He in turn advised England, who authorized the release of dozens of Gitmo detainees. Some have resumed terrorist activities.
No one really knew who Islam was when he was promoted — in fact, the Pentagon removed his bio from its Web site after reporters noted major inconsistencies in it — yet he was allowed to get inside the office of the Pentagon's No. 2 official.
"In effect," a senior U.S. Army intelligence official told me, "we've got terrorist supporters calling the shots on our policies toward Muslims from the highest levels."
Meanwhile, politically incorrect prophets like Coughlin have been frozen out. After the betrayal at Fort Hood, the military could use his analysis of Islamic doctrine more than ever.
READ THE WHOLE FRICKING THING.
Copenclimategate, Is The Party Over?
COPENHAGEN — Has Copenhagen collapsed?Hope & Change didn't deliver.....thank God. I was watching a livestream because apparently there was to be a live press conference. The US said uh uh. Time to lick their wounds I suppose.
That seems to be the growing sentiment inside the city's Bella Conference Center, where officials, environmentalists and even delegates to the international climate conference began streaming out Friday evening. What began with excitement and anticipation two weeks ago ended Friday night with disappointment and anger for thousands.
"This is a sad day for my country," said Mama Konate, chief delegate from the West African nation of Mali. "We have worked very hard to reach this agreement. And now it seems over. Without a deadline, I don't know if we will ever finish."
The conference, the largest of its kind, attracted scientists, activists and human rights supporters from every corner of the globe, who believe that without a climate accord limiting greenhouse gases, glaciers will melt, oceans will rise and the weather will go so warm it could wipe out 50 percent of the Earth's species. Until Friday, they saw Copenhagen as their last chance to stop it.
US Charges 3 In Drug Case With Helping AlQaeda
Terrorists just lost some funding....how sad...not! Hmmm, wonder if they will squawk like birds beings they are no longer in the safety of their home territory.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan unsealed narcotics and terrorism charges on Friday against three West Africans they identified as associates of Al Qaeda and a related terrorist group.[ ed...al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb(AQIM)]The Slimes leave out an important part, naming who they are: "Authorities say the men are members of al-Qaida's North African branch(AQIM), and told DEA informants that al-Qaida could protect major shipments of cocaine in the region."
While the United States Drug Enforcement Administration has long maintained that Al Qaeda has been involved in drug trafficking, officials at the agency said the case represented the first time such charges had been brought against people linked with the group.
The three men — identified as Oumar Issa, Harouna Touré and Idriss Abelrahman — were arrested on Wednesday in Ghana and flown to the United States on Thursday night, law enforcement officials said.
Rusty sez "Selling drugs to the infidels is halal."
Visit our AQIM archives here. Quite a nasty bunch of ass maggots.
Update by Howie, er, I mean Darth Dandapeerofpak: The good news just keeps coming. Algerian security forces kill 3 members of AQIM.
Shocka! MSNBC News Anchor Goes Off On Congresswoman Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fl)
Oh my, bet she didn't expect that from the Obama Channel.
The thrill appears to be gone for this news anchorman.
Environmentalist"s Asked: "How Did You Get To Copenhagen?"
Ummmmmm, I flew but I ummmmm, oh ya, I planted some trees to offset, ya that's it.....
Steele: "We are the conservative party."
John Hawkins of Right Wing News interviews Michael Steele. Most of it is about Obamacare but Hawkins does ask Steele about conservatives who don't trust the Republican party.
God's Take on Man-Made Global Warming
The Almighty serves a dose of reality to the watermelons (green on the outside, red on the inside) discussing the destruction of Western civilization in Copenhagen:
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.
“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”
Babies VS Terrorists Babies
Those little ones above should be doing this:
h/t The Anchoress
Hey Zabeehullah Mujahid, Spokesman of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, I Call Shenanigans and Fasiq
From the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan's official news outlet, alemarah.info, there was a post yesterday that intends to get the base Mujis all fired up about Afghan's brutal invaders and savage occupiers. Of course, we are all to forget about the beheading videos and the acid attacks on school girls.
They use the scary words too: "mercilessly torture"..."savageries".."gruesome events"...Well done Zabeehullah Mujahid, that's some fine writing.
So I decide to take one of their claims and do some quick checking. Please realize that no proof is given with these claims. No eyewitness accounts or new stories or investigations by third parties...just a good old fashion story made up by fasiq Mujahid.
One week before this gruesome incident, foreign invaders in Khost, had detained Haji Badshah Khan, a resident of Bak district. They killed him pointblank and put his dead body in a dried river bed near Sara Bagh Bus stop. He had been mercilessly tortured to death by the callous foreign troops.
OK. So fasiq Mujahid, was he killed point blank or tortured mercilessly to death? One sound quick and the other sounds long. Please get back to us. Thanks. Also, Haji Badshah Khan, was that the same Badshah Khan from Bak who is an Afghan warlord and has fought the Taliban in the past?
In effect, Afghanistan's old warlords are the new rulers of the country. Their importance is clear from the fact that even now U.S. troops are unable to carry out their operations against Al Qaeda without their active participation. And the warlords are not merely assisting the United States, they are conducting operations-and their role will remain critical as long as the United States continues its military presence in Afghanistan. The regrouping of the Taliban and the increase in hit-- and-run attacks increases their importance: Despite its state-of-the-art espionage equipment, on the ground, the United States depends on the warlords for intelligence. As a result, the government is becoming poorer while the warlords grow richer and richer.
The United States and Britain have been paying the warlords to lend their support to the Karzai government, but the flow of money to the government itself has been painfully slow, and construction and relief work has also slowed down.
The amount of money spent on warlords for operations against Al Qaeda is a separate issue. For example, according to some reports, Badshah Khan alone was paid $400,000 to train his soldiers to patrol and carry out search operations on the Pakistani border.(emphasis mine)
Sure, fasiq Mujahid has sum splanin to do. I mean, it seems that Badshah Khan would be a target of the Taliban, not NATO.
Well, I'm sure the Taliban doesn't operate in this part of Afghanistan. Oops. I guess they do.
So what is my point? My point is that the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and their spokeswoman fasiq Zebeehullah Mujahid are full of propagandist crap. Your turn takfir. Prove it!
Just East of the Rock
Speaker Pelosi and President Obama, welcome to hell’s tiny corner
Pesky "Vandals" Desecrate Verterans Memorial
A Royal British Legion boss says vandals have “dishonoured those who have given their lives for our country” by defacing Burton's war memorial. Roy Whenman, vice-chairman of the town’s Legion branch, received calls from members saying an extremist message had been written on the statue.Hmmm, I wonder just what kind of "vandals" might do such a diabolical thing....
Having been informed at 9.20am, borough council chiefs had cleaned the graffiti from the relic, situated outside Burton College, in Lichfield Street, by 9.40am.
Mr Whenman, of Birches Close, Stretton, has described whoever committed the offence as “diabolical”.
The caption reads, "Islam will dominate the world. Osama....", I can't quite make out the rest after Osama. Maybe you can there is a larger copy of the image at Interested Participant.
So it appears that this was another act of the Asian Youth Brigade.
Yay, We Just Gave Away 33 Billion
bama flew to record-breaking cold in Copenhagen and just couldn't help himself. He couldn't leave without handing out $33 billion of American taxpayers' money for "in climate reparations."Update: Related graph blows away climate stasis myth.
UCCSSP's Carbon Reduction Statement
Wow those guys sure know how to fight er uh things. What? You never heard of em. Well I'm not from Iowa either.
UCCSSP delegates passed a multipoint draft resolution calling for immediate action on clown-driven climate justice and sustainability. Protocols include:
* By 2011, a mandatory 50% increase in minimum clown carpooling passenger loads.
* Immediate reductions in wasteful shoe sizes.
* Immediate replacement of carbonated seltzer water in all spritz bottles with recycled urine.
* By 2013, an 80% increase in target levels for clown child abductions and murder.
* A 300% increase in UN clown research funding, including first class upgrades on all junkets to international clown meetings.
* Violent lunatic street rioting.
Somalia: AlQaeda Linked Al-Shabaab Loots UN Compounds
The terrorist youths are blasphemers for doing Christmas shopping.
Heavily armed al-Shabaab fighters stormed three Unmas compounds in Baidoa, a city that lies 250km west of Mogadishu, on Thursday.
"They took the computers and every piece of equipment they could find," a local elder, who asked to be named only as Ahmed, told Agence France-Presse. "We tried to stop the looting but al-Shabaab wouldn't listen."
Obligatory Someone Ripped Off the Auschwitz Sign Post
WARSAW, Poland – The infamous iron sign bearing the Nazis' cynical slogan "Arbeit Macht Frei" that spanned the main entrance to the former Auschwitz death camp was stolen before dawn Friday, Polish police said.Theories?
The heavy 5-meter-long (16-foot-long), 40-kilogram (90-pound) iron sign at the former Nazi death camp in southern Poland where more than 1 million people died during World War II was unscrewed on one side and torn off on the other, police spokeswoman Katarzyna Padlo said.
Scrap metal likers? Neo Nazis? Gasp! Zionists!?! ??!!
Spin those tales boys and girls.
And The Winner
Twitter Hacked by "Iranian Cyber Army"
Via Tech Crunch
We’ve received multiple tips right around 10 pm that Twitter was hacked and defaced with the message below. The site was offline for a while.FOX translated the Arabic
Iranian Cyber Army
THIS SITE HAS BEEN HACKED BY IRANIAN CYBER ARMY
U.S.A. Think They Controlling And Managing Internet By Their Access, But THey Don’t, We Control And Manage Internet By Our Power, So Do Not Try To Stimulation Iranian Peoples To….
NOW WHICH COUNTRY IN EMBARGO LIST? IRAN? USA?
WE PUSH THEM IN EMBARGO LIST ;)
Above the flag, in Arabic, read: "Hezbollah is victorious."Gotta fix your security Twitter.
On the flag, in red Arabic writing: "Yassin" (an Arabic name written in bold) then in smaller Arabic print "the feast of peace."
Below the flag was more written in Farsi.
December 17, 2009
Rahm of Terror Free Somalia featured in Seattle Weekly write-up
Jawa buddy Rahm is featured in a write-up today in the current issue of Seattle Weekly concerning the ongoing nationwide investigation into Al-Shabaab activity in the US. His blog, Terror Free Somalia, is without a doubt the best English language source for domestic and international Somali-related news and regularly features breaking news and exclusives. It's good to see his hard work recognized:
Local Somali blogger Abdirahman Warsame also doesn't object to law enforcement's investigation of his community. In fact, he'd like more of it. "I happen to believe there is a cell here," he says, although he cannot point to proof beyond the several known cases.
His blog, Terror Free Somalia Foundation, regularly broadcasts the latest horrors of Somali terrorism to an English-speaking audience. Assembling stories and pictures from other media, he chooses the most graphic descriptions and images he can find. His blog's coverage of a Dec. 3 suicide bomb at a university graduation in Mogadishu showed the limp body of a government minister drenched in blood. A September story on al-Shabaab's enforcement of Islamic law features pictures of amputated hands and feet—belonging to thieves—hanging on telephone poles.
He says he's trying to alert the West to brutalities in Somalia that are not fully appreciated. And he forecasts that this is just the beginning. "There is going to be another Taliban just like there used to be in Afghanistan—not only in Somalia but in the Horn of Africa," says Warsame, a clean-shaven 38-year-old who works at Fisher Plaza.
When Dayniile.com implicated a Seattle man in the Sept. 17 bombing, Warsame tracked down his father at a Somali store and coffee shop on Rainier Avenue. "I'm sorry about the loss," he says he told the 50ish man with a lame leg. The father confessed his grief and the FBI's recent visit to his house to take a DNA sample, to be compared with that of the suicide bomber. Warsame says he gave the father his card and told him to get in touch when he was ready to talk.
The blogger says he wants the father to explain how this could have happened. "I'm trying to figure out the face of evil," he says.
It's personal for Warsame. He says his parents ran a string of grocery stores in Mogadishu until the war. Like so many, he had to flee suddenly as thugs confiscated his family's house and stores. He escaped to Kenya by foot.
He seems settled now. He lives in a Bellevue apartment complex, near its pool, with his wife, a Macy's sales associate, and his children, a 9-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy. On a recent visit, he pulls out a picture of his kids dressed up for Halloween as a Somali pirate and an American Marine—inspired by last spring's standoff near the Somali coast, an incident apparently independent of al-Shabaab terrorism. Laughingly, he makes his allegiance clear: He's a proud American.
But now he feels that the same forces that once purged him from his home—under the guise of al-Shabaab—are haunting him in his place of refuge. "They're following me," he says. "They're taking our kids."
Congrats, Rahm! Keep up the good work!
UPDATE by Jane: YES, kudos Rahm!!! That's well deserved recognition for some darned important blogging!
Wife Of Al Qaeda's #2 Has A Message For All Muslimah
Al Qaeda's #2 wife" Omayma Hassan Ahmed Mohammed Hassan" just sent me this pic. She wants all sisters to break out from the chains of the mujihadeen.
You can email her at
OHAMH@yahoo.com(the brothers have hacked this account) firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
42 and Proof of the non-existence of God
Well, I guess that's why Ace can loaf around in his pajamas all day blogging while I'm stuck here at work grading finals: that boy can write.
For the few of you who haven't read Ace of Spades HQ yet and who follow that link I would urge you to come back from time to time in spite of the fact that once you experience what a real blog is like in bed you may not ever be satisfied with my mediocre ramblings.
Just keep in mind that the Depeche Mode reference is definitive proof that Ace is gay. Maybe not all the way gay, but Wellesley just called and they want their patented sophomore year dorm room experience back.
Also, I'm banning myself for the gay joke.
Man I hate finals.
Palestinians Suffer Effects of Inbreeding
No joke, inbreeding leads to male pseudohermaphrodite syndrome.
There are an unusually high number of male pseudohermaphrodite births in the Gaza neighborhood of Jabalya, where Nadir and Ahmed live.Hamas blame this on the jooooooos.
Dr. Jehad Abudaia, a Canadian-Palestinian pediatrician and urologist practicing in Gaza, says he has diagnosed nearly 80 cases like Nadir's and Ahmed's in the last seven years.
"It is astonishing that we have [so] many cases with this defect, which is very rare all over the world," Abudaia says. He attributes the high frequency of this birth defect to "consanguinity," or in-breeding.
"If you want to go to the root of the problem, this problem runs in families in the genes." Abudaia says. "They want to get married to cousins... they don't go to another family. This is a problem."
Finals & Christmas Blogging
Remember how you thought you had it bad when you had to take four or five finals? Now imagine having to grade 200 of them. And no, I don't have any graduate assistants/slave monkeys to do the work for me.
Hence, no blogging.
And then next week I'm heading to L.A. so, again, my share of the blogging load is going to be light.
Lucky enough I have some great slave monkeys working here at the blog and they carry the brunt of the load. And all they ask in return for doing all the work I'm too lazy and/or busy to do is a single banana delivered bimonthly.
How sweet is that deal?
Al Qaeda Shadow Army Commander Killed In US Strike
Via Bill Roggio
A commander in al Qaeda's military organization was among 17 Islamist extremists killed during today's strikes in the Taliban-controlled tribal agency of North Waziristan in Pakistan.Congrats to the controller of the drone/drones...
Zuhaib al Zahibi, a commander in al Qaeda's Shadow Army, or the Lashkar al Zil, was among seven Arab "foreigners" and nine Taliban fighters killed in one of two airstrikes in the Datta Khel region in North Waziristan, a senior US military intelligence official told The Long War Journal. Two other Taliban fighters were also killed in an earlier, separate strike in the Datta Khel region.
Muslim Women Practice Throat Slitting Techniques At NY Compound
Vid at Breitbart.
Topless Driving Hazard
(Invercargill, New Zealand) There's potential danger in flashing breasts.
A New Zealand woman who flashed her breasts at passing motorists distracted one driver so much he ran her over.Apparently she didn't stop traffic. Instead, it plowed through her. New Zealand drivers seemingly don't recognize flashing headlights as the equivalent of a stop sign.
Cherelle Dudfield never meant to literally stop traffic.
It's reported that a friend can be blamed for suggesting that 18-year-old Dudfield stand in the middle of the road and expose her perky personality to oncoming traffic. Some friend, eh? Fortunately, Dudfield suffered no significant injury after rolling over the car's hood and crashing into and cracking the windshield.
Dudfield pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for causing a topless driving hazard and was fined $220.
Meanwhile, a problem more serious than a topless road hazard has surfaced in the news with a report of an American woman with Restless Genital Syndrome (ReGS) which makes her crave sex 24/7. Joleen Baughman, 39, cannot stop being sexually aroused. She is seeking help over the Internet.
Obama to Hu: I can't stop Israel strike on Iran indefinitely
Last month I made a prediction that a regional war would be started involving Israel in order to distract Israel from an inevitable attack on Iran's nuclear facility.
U.S. President Barack Obama has warned his Chinese counterpart that the United States would not be able to keep Israel from attacking Iranian nuclear installations for much longer, senior officials in Jerusalem told Haaretz.
They said Obama warned President Hu Jintao during the American's visit to Beijing a month ago as part of the U.S. attempt to convince the Chinese to support strict sanctions on Tehran if it does not accept Western proposals for its nuclear program.
Prediction still stands!
Ministry Of Irony: Blizzard in Copenhagen Just in Time for al-Gore's Arrival
Dec. 17 (Bloomberg) -- World leaders flying into Copenhagen today to discuss a solution to global warming will first face freezing weather as a blizzard dumped 10 centimeters (4 inches) of snow on the Danish capital overnight.Heh.
“Temperatures will stay low at least the next three days,” Henning Gisseloe, an official at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute, said today by telephone, forecasting more snow in coming days. “There’s a good chance of a white Christmas.”
Update: Comments inform me that the snowstorm followed al-Gore in. He's already there. its just in time for Obi-One's arrival. My bad.
Hat Tip: Tim.
Thanks to Don Surber.
Yemen Raids Kill 63 including Some al Qaeda and Women and Children
CNN — Authorities say military operations targeting al-Qaida hideouts and a training camp in Yemen have left up to 34 suspected militants dead, including four would-be suicide bombers, and led to the arrest of 17 others. Would be nice if it were true...
There were actually three raids in different locations. The wire services and MSM bought the Yemeni military's statement hook, line and sinker, but reports are coming out of 63 killed and over 70 wounded in a air strike on a village in southern Yemen's Abyan province. The casualties are mostly women and children.
Abyan is one of the areas where secessionist tensions have been building for nearly two years. The military's raid follows a report by Human Rights Watch that documents what we here at Jawa have known for some time. That is, the Yemeni police are shooting southern protesters in the head at close range and arbitrarily arresting hundreds, the media is under a violent assault and academics and other opinion makers are subject to arrest or political lay-offs.
Its possible the morning's air strikes in Abyan were an actual raid against al Qaeda but executed in an extremely reckless manner. There has been a lot of attention lately on the growing menace of al Qaeda in Yemen, and this is Yemeni President Saleh's style- a few highly publicized raids and everyone out the back door in a few months. The Saudis recently opened an intel outpost in Yemen's capital, so we should be seeing more action and less BS from the Saleh regime regarding al Qaeda. The Saudi bombing of Sa'ada, northern Yemen, which began November 2 make little distinction between the Houthi rebels and the civilians.
However, in southern Yemen, the attack in Abyan is perceived by some as directed against President Saleh's political opposition and as a mechanism of intimidation. The threat being that the Yemeni air force will bomb the southerners as brutally as they are bombing civilians in the northern Sa'ada province where a full blown humanitarian disaster intensifies daily.
WA PO: Yemeni forces, backed by airstrikes, killed at least 28 al-Qaeda militants and captured 17 others in Thursday a pre-dawn assault on an alleged training camp and other areas in this Middle East nation, where al-Qaeda's presence is of growing concern to U.S. officials.
The operation targeted militants planning suicide bomb attacks against Yemeni and foreign sites, including schools, according to a statement on 26Sept.net, a Yemeni Web site linked to the government's military. Several civilians were also apparently killed and homes destroyed, witnesses told local news agencies...
Thursday's operation targeted the alleged training camp in Al-Maajala, 300 miles south of the capital Sanaa, in the southern province of Abyan, a longtime haven for Islamic jihadists. The attack "led to the killing of between 24 to 30 militants of Al Qaeda, including foreign members, who carried out training," the military statement said.
How nice, Muslims
think they own the streets in Paris.
h/t Jihad Watch
Unfortunately This is What We Have To Work With in Afghanistan
This video would be almost funny, you know, if lives weren't depending on the Afghan Army.
You know, Mr. Obama its times like this that I'm glad I don't have your job. Good luck with getting that Afghan Army trained. You're going to need it.
Sometimes I think we should just nuke the site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.
Hat Tip: Brad.
Mehmet Goren Convicted Of Honor Killing of His Daughter
A father has been jailed for life to serve a minimum tariff of 22 years for murdering his daughter, 15, in a so-called honour killing.He still has not disclosed what he did with his daughter Tulay's body.
Tulay Goren disappeared in 1999 after having a relationship with a man who her family disapproved of.
At the Old Bailey, her father Mehmet, 49, was convicted of murder earlier. His brothers Cuma Goren, 42, and Ali Goren, 55, were cleared of the charge.
Message To Muslim Women From Al Zawahiri's Old Lady
Beings I was outed by Rusty as Ansar007 on al Mosul I would like to translate this new message from Zawahiri's old lady "Omayma Hassan Ahmed Mohammed Hassan" to the Muslima:
Sisters, is your sex life as terrible as mine? Do you find your husband prefers a goat to you? Do you wake up some days finding your husband has sploded himself or plans to? Do you secretly wish you could castrate him if only you could do it without having to use a magnifying glass?BTW, I am still pi**ed I was outed. Stable Hand aka SH aka Ansar007
Join me in planning the demise of our mujihadeen husbands. Send me a email and I will give you the details. My email is
OHAMH@yahoo.com(the brothers have hacked this account) email@example.com
Not Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Help al-Gore Splain Edition (Fatwa's Issued)
It seems al-Gore ran into a bit of difficulty when a scientist he quoted in a speech called bullshit.
Times of London:There are many kinds of truth. Al Gore was poleaxed by an inconvenient one yesterday.
The former US Vice-President, who became an unlikely figurehead for the green movement after narrating the Oscar-winning documentary An Inconvenient Truth, became entangled in a new climate change “spin” row.
Mr Gore, speaking at the Copenhagen climate change summit, stated the latest research showed that the Arctic could be completely ice-free in five years.
...However, the climatologist whose work Mr Gore was relying upon dropped the former Vice-President in the water with an icy blast.
“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”
Help old Al out by captioning this photo.
And remember if you would like to help stop global climate change, there is always Howie's Solar Offset Credits. So far I've not had a lot of takers in trying to create my own industry out of thin air. But hey, they are bound to work just as well as carbon credits. At least for me they will ;)
Oh and Fatwas will be issued.....
UPDATE: Fatwas issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against CH for
"If the data doesn't fit, the model it must omit"
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against guesticle for
now where did i leave that bowl of meatballs...??
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against A Slow Boat to Purgatory for
Oh Crap! I'm getting one of those bumpy things on my forehead like Al-Zawahari!
Ooooops, IEA Leaves Out Most Russian climate Data In Models
Or over 10% of the entire land mass of the Earth.
Blogs Telegraph UK
The IEA believes that Russian meteorological-station data did not substantiate the anthropogenic global-warming theory. Analysts say Russian meteorological stations cover most of the country’s territory, and that the Hadley Center had used data submitted by only 25% of such stations in its reports. Over 40% of Russian territory was not included in global-temperature calculations for some other reasons, rather than the lack of meteorological stations and observations.Hat Tip: AJ Strata.
The data of stations located in areas not listed in the Hadley Climate Research Unit Temperature UK (HadCRUT) survey often does not show any substantial warming in the late 20th century and the early 21st century.
Update: Don't worry al-Gore with the details.
Is This Finally Catching On
Rusty asks as we stare at this article in the Washington Times.
Extremists prefer file-hosting services over P2P, according to a recent article in Sentinel - the journal of the Combating Terrorism Center at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.Which is exactly right. When a group like as-Sahab (al-Qaeda's media wing) wants to release new propaganda. They encrypt the file and upload it to several file sharing hosts.
When new statements, videos or audios are released by a terror group, the article said, they are uploaded to be stored on multiple file-hosting services, creating dozens or even hundreds of ways to access them on the Internet.
Extremists then post links to these pages on special password-protected chat rooms so others can download the videos or other material.
See this example below from the new Zawahiri message.
So this gets the release out. It used to be much more effective. Starting a couple of years ago the file sharing services increased policing of these files and someone (or group) I like to call the Mad Flagger started PWN ing the links almost as fast as they went up. So now the Cyber Jihad is constantly searching for new file sharing hosts that will allow them or have looser TOS.
Then at this point a lose network of sympathetic supporters, think Global Islamic Media Front and other forums as well as lone users take these files and spread them from Forum to Forum and upload them to more popular sites like Youtube or Liveleak. See here.
That's how the propaganda is spread to a wider and wider audience. If the more popular sites were half as vigilant as some of the file sharing sites it would make a big dent in the amount of terrorist propaganda easily available.
The point being that while a hard core Jihadist will probably always find a way to get his propaganda, he's dedicated you know. Its those new recruits, the young whom the terrorists want to radicalize who are most affected by these files on popular platforms.
If you doubt this can be done, you just need to read this post. After a recent Jawa campaign against the Taliban propaganda machine there was a measurable decline in available Taliban releases.
The NEFA Foundation has released a new chart by NEFA Senior Investigator Evan Kohlmann titled, "Charting the Ongoing Drought in Taliban Media." The chart helps illustrate how, over the past few weeks, the number of daily communiqués and statements issued online by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban) has been dramatically curtailed without any explanation from the Taliban.What the Taliban admit they were PWNED by Jawas? Heh.
If a few of us goofing around in our spare time can measurably thwart the Taliban's online media wing, just think what could be done by a sustained organized effort by corporations and the US depts of State and Treasury who are in charge of enforcing the OFAC regulations with regard to terrorist entities.
Is it Just Me
Or does Revolution Muslim's new baby faced Jihadi seem er uh a bit too clean cut?
Offing Yourself To make the World Better
2.)kill all the lawyers. (well, i was one, but it is so "literary" to say it. but, there is a point. no need to make a complicated legal structure onto simple economies. period. see the end of this essay.)And yes I'm sure he's kidding.
Roy Hallums Rescue On TEE VEE Tonight
Tonight on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360°, Michael Ware brings you never before seen footage of the rescue of Roy Hallums, an American contractor in Iraq, kidnapped by insurgents and held captive for 311 days. Hallums spent much of that time sealed in an underground prison thinking every day was his last. He was buried alive at the time of his rescue and AC360 has the exclusive footage of his rescue.The Jawa Report Roy Hallums Archive is here.
I never will forget the day Filthy came on here to say, "Roy is free!"
Pretty darned good day dag nabbit.
Hat Tip: Teh Google.
Update: Oh, and don't forget to checkout Roy's book here.
December 16, 2009
Overnight Iranian Missile Test Thread
Iran tested a medium range missile today.
Also, Matt Damon was quoted today as saying, "MATT DAMON!"
Al Mosul Gets Owned
The akhi over at al Mosul seem to have lost DNS and hosting. Sooo sad.
Personally I blame the Zionists. Or me. In my spare time I play Ibn Ubaadah "the beheader". And Howie is dandapeerofpak. I'm not kidding.
Thanks to Stable Hand who you would know better as Ansar 007.
Update by Vinnie No fair leaving me out Rusty, I hang out there as Amatu'Allah.
Lies, Damn Lies, and al Qaeda
It is said that Disraeli claimed that there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Unfortunately Disraeli didn't understand statistics. Neither does al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn who claimed in his most recent video that "the Mujahideen don't target Muslims".
Jarret Brachman may have put it best:
you might not “target” them, but you sure kill a lot of them..And, in fact, statistics back this up. From the CTC.
Nearly 100% of al Qaeda's victims are "non-Western" -- read, Muslim.
Killing Muslisms: it's just what they do.
Obama Won't Support Killing Taliban in Pakistani Cities
I'm enraged. Doing nothing is not an option.
Yes the Taliban are in a suburb of Quetta. We've known this for years. And since it's public knowledge now I'll reveal that I personally tracked at least one prominent member of the Taliban to Quetta some years back.
The results of that info? Precisely jack and squat.
What use is good intel if it can't or won't be acted upon?
And it's not just Obama's refusal to bomb Taliban headquarters in Quetta. There might be a strategic argument against that. But you'll recall that his administration also pulled the plug on targeted assassinations.
And if that weren't enough, the Left is currently in an uproar over finding out that Blackwater (corporations!) was operating within Pakitan at the behest of the CIA (CIA!).
Terry Gross spent nearly an hour today with Jeremy Scahill excoriating the US for hiring a corporation (corporations!) to kill our enemies. This is a bad thing, he says, because you know -- CORPORATIONS!
Much of that time was Scahill characterizing Erik Prince as an "extreme right-winger", a "Christian crusader", and a "racist". Much of Scahill's arguments being absurdly slippery slope, based on anonymous sources with intergovernmental turf war axes to grind, or misleading omissions of crucial information (for instance, omitting the fact that the vast majority of "contractors" in the war zones are in service jobs, such as setting up computer networking or in food services). Zero time spent on Scahill writing for a left wing magazine.
So, we can't bomb the Taliban leaders. We can't assassinate them. We don't have enough assets on the ground to find them. We can't pay private contractors to gather intel. Hell, we've just stopped a program where all we were doing was following known terrorists abroad.
Again, I ask what good is intelligence gathered if it can't be used? Knowing where our enemies are is meaningless if we won't do anything about it.
I imagine the conversation at the White House going something like this:
Panetta: We know where the Taliban are.
Obama: Okay, now how would bombing them affect a final health care cloture vote?
I just don't think Obama cares that much about the issue. He has other priorities.
Conventional wisdom tells us that Pakistanis hate U.S. Predator strikes so much that increasing them could put the government at risk of falling to Islamist extremists. I don't buy that. In fact, some polls suggest that average Pakistanis actually support these strikes. But even if it is true that Pakistanis hate this alleged violation of their sovereignty (alleged because the Punjabi government is about as "sovereign" in parts of Pakistan as the U.N. is in Somalia), so what? The Pakistanis need to be reminded that there are worse things than pissing off the man on the street.
Where is Richard Armitage when you need him?
UPDATE: Okay, two good points in the comments. First, a reply to The Sanity Inspector who notes that drone strikes continue. This was only pointing out that Obama has taken them off the table in larger cities like Quetta.
Second, yes, Obama has allowed the CIA to continue drone strikes in Pakistan and those strikes have increased this year over last. Kudos Obama. There's no evidence that the increase has anything to do with a change of policy and that the plans have been in the works for this since will before he came into office, but still he did no harm.
However, the problem here is that we really have only two options in Pakistan for taking out the Taliban leadership. First drone strikes, which we just learned that Obama has taken off the table. Second, black ops "assassination" missions in which we learned earlier this year he took off the table.
The last option isn't an option at all -- wait for the Pakistanis to do something.
Which brings us full circle: are we in this war to win or not? Because it seems to me that Mullah Omar and the Shura Council are every bit as important to the Taliban as Osama bin Laden is to al Qaeda. And if we're fairly sure where Mullah Omar is, then nothing should stand in the way of taking him out.
Iraqi Security Involved In Last Week's Attacks
Dozens of Iraqi security force members were involved in attacks that killed up to 112 people in Baghdad last week, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Wednesday.
"The network was a large one, 24 from one arm of the Iraqi security forces, 13 from another, and eight or nine from another," Maliki told a news conference without saying which branch of the security forces those involved came from.
Saudi FM: I Am Sofa King Dumb
Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal has officially announced his candidacy for the kingdoms Obviously A Huge Dipshit With Blinders Award.
Unconditional US backing has led Israel to consider existing in the Middle East "without the acceptance of the people in the area"
I am speechless.
Bad News: Taliban to Release Film of Missing Soldier
The Taliban claim they are about to release a video of a U.S. soldier they are holding hostage. They do not name the soldier but unless they have captured someone else then it is Private Bowe Bergdahl.
The good news is that if the video is of him then it's proof of life. The bad news is that the Taliban will undoubtedly use him to spout off anti-American propaganda.
Pfc. Bergdahl was captured by the Taliban in June of this year. In July they released a hostage video of Bowe Bergdahl. The Taliban have threatened to murder Bergdahl if all U.S. forces did not withdraw from Afghanistan.
Some reports indicate that Bergdahl may have been a naive deserter. I don't care. Blaming Bergdahl for his captivity is akin to blaming the rape victim.
He is an American soldier being held by our enemies in the Taliban. Even if he did something stupid like decide to go AWOL in Afghanistan he doesn't deserve this kind of treatment. Treatment which is a clear violation of international law. We also haven't heard his side of the story.
Take whatever he says on this propaganda video with that in mind. Also keep in mind that he may have a gun pointed at his head.
We pray for his immediate release and the swift killing of his captors.
Thanks to رؤساء أعلى
I know Howie mentioned this already but I thought it deserved it's own post. If any of you see the video posted before me do us a favor and email.
Volokh on Seizure of Rifqa Bary's Christmas Cards
The blogosphere's chief Constitutional lawyer chimes in on the news brought to you first by Barbarossa that CAIR lawyers have asked a judge to stop Christmas cards sent to her. First Volokh concedes that parents to have a right to interfere with their children's choice of reading material. But:
this power is in practice extremely limited when it comes to 17-year-olds, and it’s not clear to me that it should extend to cases where a 17-year-old child is already outside the parents’ physical custody.....And if the test under state law is indeed whether the speech is “dangerous to [the minor’s] health and safety,” it’s hard to see how such speech, however critical it might be of government officials, of Islamic groups, or of Bary’s own parents, is indeed a danger to the 17-year-old girl.You can read the rest of Volokh's comments here.
And as many readers of the Jawa have pointed out: Rifqa is 17. At that age shouldn't she be getting an emancipation hearing rather than a custody hearing?
Thomson Prison Is Approachable, Gitmo Not
Thomson Correctional Center sits a mere mile from downtown Thomson, IL (pop. about 600). One could easily walk from the town center to the prison fence in 15 minutes. Driving by, one could pull over on 1 Mile Road or Sandridge Road and be within 250 yards of the Thomson cell blocks.
Thomson Correctional Center
From the air, an enterprising sightseer, or anyone, might elect to use a small stretch of the thousands of square miles of surrounding farm country to launch an ultralight aircraft and fly over or land at Thomson Correctional Center. In fact, one could also drop contraband or explosives from an ultralight. Meanwhile, no radar would alert the prison staff and, other than small arms, no defense against an attack by air is available.
With regard to criminals being "put away" at Thomson Correctional Center, "away" is unrelated to distance. They are going to be "over there, up the road." Neighbors, you might say.
In the same vein, the Quad Cities Nuclear Generating Station with its two 900+ megawatt reactors, is a neighborly 15 miles away.
Yep, Thomson prison has one characteristic that Gitmo doesn't. Anyone can mosey up to it. (More ...)
UPDATE: Second City Cop chimes in:
That's a lot of flat land between the road and perimeter fences.Also see Michelle's post here.
A Day Without Milblogs
I'm not a milblogger, but I know many of them and support their efforts.
Today, most of the prominent milbloggers I know are observing a day of silence to protest the treatment of C.J. Grisham at A Soldiers Perspective by the military command.
What's at stake here is not just Grisham, it's the ability of bloggers in the military to be honest with their readers.
You can read the entire press release here.
Thanks to Blackfive and Mrs. Greyhawk who has a list of those participating.
If you haven't heard the story about this individual, you probably soon will. In fact, I'll tell you a shade right now. The protests in Iran will be remembered by certain events such as the video of Neda's murder and also possibly this story. I also hope Ofumble's silence is remembered but the memory hole is vast so I won't hold my breath.
Majid Tavakoli is an Iranian Student arrested by the Mullahs after he gave a speech to Commemorate Students day. He's been jailed a couple times. More at Iranian Progressives in Translation.
The Guardian has the story of the current phenomenon taking place on the interwebulz.
During the student's day demonstrations last week an Iranian student named Majid Tavakoli was arrested by the authorities after giving a rousing pro-democracy speech. The next day, government newspapers published photographs of him dressed in a full hijab – with chador and headscarves, as typically worn by more devout adherents to the Islamic dress code that is mandatory for women Iran. There is a dispute about the authenticity of the image; whether it was photoshopped or whether he was forced to wear women's clothes by his captors.
Within hours of Tavakoli's photograph being published in the newspapers, hundreds of young Iranian men posted photographs of themselves dressed in headscarves, bed sheets and other forms of improvised hijab. This has spread online in chat rooms and websites and soon enough to the meetings of the opposition.
Fifth Column Meeting in Chicago 'Burb This Sunday
Hizb ut-Tahrir America has sought to intimidate those who would exercise their Constitutionally-protected religious freedom by stating that in the global “Khilafah” of Muslims those who “publicly abandon Islam” should know “that they will be killed for it.” According to Hizb ut-Tahrir America’s handouts in the Chicago suburbs, those who choose such religious freedom are committing “an open attack on the basis of the state which is Islam, essentially it is viewed as treason and a political attack on the Khilafah in order to undermine it”… which according to Hizb ut-Tahrir America deserves “the death penalty.” On July 19, 2009, in full view of local law enforcement (and reportedly federal law enforcement) in Oak Lawn, Illinois, Hizb ut-Tahrir handed out this brochure calling for “the death penalty” against “apostates” from Islam to a reported 700 attendees at this conference.Much more here.
The place where they are meeting, the Lombard Park District community building, is a public facility. Your tax dollars at work!
WTW: An Observation About Fishin'
I reckon anyone can fish.
But to be really good at it I reckon you must also be unemployed.
There's a 99% chance that if you asked a pro fisherman what he did before he'd say, "I was unemployed".
Which means with the rate now at %10+ the fish need to look out.
For those who don't know. WTW stands for White Trash Wednesday.
Three Journalists Released
Three journalists working for the Guardian newspaper were released today after being held hostage in Afghanistan since last week.Hat Tip: Vicki.
Foreign correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad was kidnapped with an Afghan director and fixer, who wish to remain anonymous, according to the Guardian.
In a statement, the newspaper said an emergency plan was put in place as soon as it became aware of the situation on Friday.
The kidnapping was not publicised to protect the three men, although the Guardian was in regular contact with the families.
"The Guardian has a comprehensive emergency plan to deal with such incidents, which was enacted immediately in both London and Kabul," the statement said. "As part of this plan the paper engaged professional advisers in the UK and Afghanistan to assist in securing the individuals' release.
"The Guardian will offer full support to all three men in terms of dealing with issues arising from their kidnapping."
Amen: Lets Fight The Virtual Jihad
And lets win the damned thing. Word on the Jihadi boards is that that Taliban are about to release a propaganda video of one of our captured fighting men. Using him in such a manner is a direct violation of the rules of war the left always seems to go on about the US violating.
Shockingly enough in the New York Times:
Let’s not fool ourselves. Whatever threat the real Afghanistan poses to U.S. national security, the “Virtual Afghanistan” now poses just as big a threat. The Virtual Afghanistan is the network of hundreds of jihadist Web sites that inspire, train, educate and recruit young Muslims to engage in jihad against America and the West. Whatever surge we do in the real Afghanistan has no chance of being a self-sustaining success, unless there is a parallel surge — by Arab and Muslim political and religious leaders — against those who promote violent jihadism on the ground in Muslim lands and online in the Virtual Afghanistan.Mr. Friedman, who writes the op ed, then goes on to challenge the Islamic world to fight this online menace. To win the battle of ideas.
The Obama team is fond of citing how many “allies” we have in the Afghan coalition. Sorry, but we don’t need more NATO allies to kill more Taliban and Al Qaeda. We need more Arab and Muslim allies to kill their extremist ideas, which, thanks to the Virtual Afghanistan, are now being spread farther than ever before.
Well, yes, they need to help. But we also need to fight against the Cyber Jihad as ourselves as part of our defense.
There is no nation better equipped or with more talent for this fight than the good old USA of A. If we put our minds to it we can counter this easily.
After working on it of years and years I realize somewhat just how far up the Jihadis' ass our internet spies are. They should be really worried because if we really really set our minds to a concerted effort to fight the presence of terrorists on the internet we would win hands down in a humiliating defeat to our enemies.
But first you have to fight.
Sure they would hang around a bit, there might always be some presence. But the question of who owns who in the web would be obvious. PDQ.
Its frustrating, but I'm glad that after following this subject for years and years its finally starting to get the attention it deserves.
Now if we can just get everyone else to realize the gravity of this (yes I'm looking at you Jihadtube, liveleak and internet providers) we could make this one short quick victory.
In fact we can start right now. The Taliban's official website and provider information is here. You can help by writing the provider and asking them to stop providing services to a known terrorist group whit whom we are at war. One that is Muslims and our men in the field every day.
Also the Taliban's official Youtube channel is still up at Jihadtube. We have the information here.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
Update: After checking the Taliban's website has moved off Houston provider, The Planet.
Today their host is listed as:
Unit 21-3A Level 21
Plaza DNP 59 Jalan Abdullah Tahir
Taman Century Garden
80300 Johor Bahru Johor
Malaysia is a member the the UN. UN Security Council Resolution 1267 requires that Malaysia freeze any and all assets of the Taliban under their control. That includes the Voice of Jihad website.
Also note that the Islamic State of Iraq, a front for al-Qaeda, is distributing propaganda over this Youtube channel.
And yes, that's the same user we PWNED a while back. He just changed the number on the end of his name. You might think the folks at Jihadtube would have enough brains to figure this out. Apparently not.
We can start on that one with this video.
Exclusive-Islamic State of Iraq saved Christians
Speech by Shaikh Abu Hamza Muhajir War Minister of Islamic State of Iraq (former head of AlQaeda Iraq that dissolved when joining Islamic State) exposes once again the lies and propaganda against the mujaheden in order to seed division between the people and mujaheden; same old same old by the crusaders "divide and rule" strategy; MUST SEE FOR BRAINWASHED MUSLIMS AND NONMUSLIMS, truth is in Jihaid OutletsWell if that's not official al-Qaeda propaganda I'm not sure what is. And here we are allowing them to use our networks and our infrastructure to fight their propaganda war against us. It's like giving Tokyo Rose free use of NBC during WWII.
Smackdown of the Day
These posts are usually done by Howie except today he took the Sandcrawler to go find Rusty. I assume they are both now bellied up at Chalmun's Cantina. I pretty much just cut and pasted one of his old posts...keep that on the down low please.
You will be shocked to find out that there is still terrorist propaganda on Youtube...... We haven't linked the crew in a while. I think they are technically on strike, but there links are still up. So if you have time, stop over and help counter the cyber jihad and piss off some Jihadis.
Thanks for playing.
The First Nobel
Yeah that's right. You are right up against the wall on that Christmas shopping. I know cause I am too.
It's finally here! An album that cost trillions of American tax dollars to produce!
Here's what you get...
* The First Nobel
BARACK OBAMA & THE LIBERAL MEDIA GLEE CLUB
* Grandma Got Run-Over By Our Health Care Plan
BARACK OBAMA, HARRY REID & NANCY PELOSI
* Santa Claus Is Going To Drown!
Phillipines Ups Greenhouse Gas Emmissons A Lot
MANILA, Philippines – The Mayon volcano, which has blown its top nearly 40 times in 400 years, menaced nearby residents with small eruptions of ash and lava Wednesday as Philippine authorities moved more than 30,000 people to shelters in case of a larger eruption.What? Obviously this volcano won't be participating in the climate talks.
It is at this moment belching out tons and tons of CO2 and sulfur dioxide. OMG what will happen to climate stasis?
We must implement immediate sanctions on the Philippines for allowing this greenhouse menace to offset all our hard won efforts to achive the mythical status of climate stasis.
Why one or two volcanoes could even undo all the projected reductions in greenhouse gas emissions planned for the next 50 years.
THEY MUST BE STOPPED!
Update: Anyone around here have a really really giant cork?
Lockerbie Bomber Missing
Just effing wonderful.
Update: Michelle Malkin:
Today, they “found” him:The Scottish authorities charged with supervising the Lockerbie bomber said they had contacted him in Tripoli on Wednesday, following concerns about his whereabouts.
Good News: Iran Tests Long Range Missile
TEHRAN, Iran – Iran on Wednesday test-fired an upgraded version of its most advanced missile, which is capable of hitting Israel and parts of Europe, in a new show of strength aimed at preventing any military strike against it amid the nuclear standoff with the West.That gives me da blues.
The test stoked tensions between Iran and the West, which is pressing Tehran to rein in its nuclear program. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said it showed the need for tougher U.N. sanctions on Iran.
"This is a matter of serious concern to the international community and it does make the case for us moving further on sanctions. We will treat this with the seriousness it deserves," Brown said after talks with U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon in Copenhagen.
Wednesday's test was for the latest version of Iran's longest-range missile, the Sajjil-2, with a range of about 1,200 miles (2,000 kilometers). That range places Israel, Iran's sworn enemy, well within reach, as well as U.S. bases in the Gulf region and parts of southeastern Europe.
December 15, 2009
Overnight If Matt Damon Were HTML Post
Sandcrawler PSA: A Jawa in Iraq (bumped)
Today we get this little postcard from one of our regular guests here who is serving overseas.
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May The Force be with him.
Update: I bumped this because I'd like for this Jawa regular to have all the well wishes we can get for him when he finally gets to read this post.
We thank him for his service, pray for his family and his safe return to the good old US of A as soon as possible.
Zombie: Redistributing Health Care
I think there are many good arguments for universal health care. But I'm against mandatory health care on moral grounds. It's immoral to force individuals to buy something they don't want. It's also immoral to use force to take my money and give it to someone you deem more "deserving" than me.
Zombie makes a similar argument in this essay: Why America Hates Universal Health Care. Apparently he thinks it's wrong to use government force to subsidize people who engage in unhealthy behaviors.
Media Matters Now Defending Kiddie Porn
Look, we're no prudes around here. We like hot lesbian teacher posts as much as any one. But I've read some of the stuff being recommended by Kevin Jennings and it's the kind of reading that would make a sailor blush. No, more than that. The sailor would first blush, then take you out back and kick your ass. Then he'd kick it again just for safe measure.
Any one defending Jennings after actually bothering to read what his organization recommends deserves that same ass kicking.
New York al Qaeda Supporter Protest Still On
The guys over at the JDO tell me that they have information that Yousef al-Khattab is not in Morocco as he claims but still in New York City. They are still planning on protesting in front of an apartment used by him this Sunday at 1 pm. Details on how to get to his house are here.
Chicago Man Knew of Mumbai Attacks in Advance, Congratulated Killers
This would be David Headley's Canadian accomplice Tahawwur Hussain Rana. Rana, like Headley, also called Chicago home.
It was Rana who supplied Headley with the cover he used to travel all over the world plotting terrorism. Headley set up a branch of Rana's First World Immigration Services in Mumbai where he helped plan last year's deadly massacre which killed 0ver 170. And it was under the guise of his 'employment' at First World that Rana also traveled to Denmark to lay out the ground work for an attack against the Jyllands Posten newspaper headquarters.
The original charges filed against Rana last month didn't make his role out to be that important. But yesterday the government filed papers in support of his continued detention clarifying that Rana had prior knowledge of the Mumbai attacks.
It is clear from the conversation and extrinsic corroboration that Rana was told just days before the Mumbai attacks that the attacks were about to happen. Elsewhere in the conversation, Rana asked Headley to pass Rana’s compliments directly to the specific Lashkar e Tayyiba member they both knew who had coordinated the attacks. Later in that conversation, Rana and Headley both discussed targeting the National Defense College in Delhi, India for a future attack.Thanks to Square Mile Wife for the tip and Aaron for the documents.
Simply put, Rana’s own statements in this conversation, among others, completely belie his argument to this court that he is either a dupe or pacifist.
Keith Olbermann Says Joe Lieberman Should Kill Himself
Good News: Rutgers Helping Pali Extremists
Rutgers University recently chose the "Palestine Children Relief Fund" to be their chosen fundraiser for their "Meal Sign Away" program. What could possibly go wrong?
The Left's War on America's Intel Agencies
Must read report by Arthur Herman over at Commentary on the Left's obsession with hurting the CIA. It's a lengthy piece so I don't feel bad giving you this long teaser:
In all this, Obama and the Democrats are not just attempting to delegitimize the conduct of the past eight years. They are also reverting to type. For the past 35 years, American liberals have attacked and vilified the CIA with a fervency that borders on holy war. Their antipathy toward the CIA and its works has been reflected in Hollywood films from Three Days of the Condor in 1975 to Rendition in 2007; in popular thrillers like Robert Ludlum’s Bourne trilogy published in the 1980s, as well as the Matt Damon movies based on the novels that came out in this decade; and in lengthy nonfiction exposes of CIA misdeeds by leftist critics like John Prados (Safe for Democracy: The CIA’s Secret Wars)and David Wise (The American Police State). In this view, the CIA has conducted itself around the world in monstrous fashion—sometimes in the service of a barbaric chief executive and sometimes to undermine a purer president—and in ways that merit and justify hatred of the United States outside our borders.Read the rest here.
This war has also been enshrined in one disastrous liberal-led “reform” of the CIA after another. The wreckage reaches back to congressional hearings conducted in the 1970s, to the disastrous cutbacks in CIA activities under Jimmy Carter, and to the Clinton administration’s ban on sharing intelligence between the CIA and domestic law enforcement.
An Open Letter to the Arab World -- Danny Ayalon
Here's a translation of an op ed printed in the Asharq Alawsat, one of the largest pan-Arab daily newspapers by the Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, Danny Ayalon.
I got a presser about it so I guess they want maximum exposure for the article. Who am I to go against the Zionist puppetmasters who pay the bills around here? [/sarcasm].
Plus, it's finals week around here and this is much easier than actually writing something myself.
An Open Letter to the Arab World
By Danny Ayalon
Since the reestablishment of our state, Israeli leaders have sought peace with their Arab neighbors. Our Declaration of Independence, Israel’s founding document that expressed our hopes and dreams reads, “We extend our hand to all neighboring states and their peoples in an offer of peace and good neighborliness, and appeal to them to establish bonds of cooperation and mutual help.” These words are as true today as when they were first written in 1948. Sadly, sixty one year later, only two nations, Jordan and Egypt, have accepted these principles and made peace with the Jewish State.
Recently the Israeli government has made significant steps to restart negotiations with the Palestinians and reach out to the Arab world. In his Bar-Ilan speech in June, Prime Minister Netanyahu clearly stated his acceptance of a Palestinians state living side by side in peace and security with the State of Israel. My government has removed hundreds of roadblocks to improve access and movement for Palestinians and has assisted the facilitation of economic developments in the West Bank, through close cooperation with international parties to expedite projects and remove bottlenecks.
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, a right-wing government has, in an unprecedented move, declared it would refrain from building new settlements in the West Bank. All of these moves taken together amply demonstrate Israel’s willingness for peace.
This Israeli government is also committed to extend a hand to all of our Arab neighbors, its leaders and its citizens, to join together to face some of the major challenges facing us all in the coming years.
For the first time in many years, we find ourselves on the same side in seeking to quell and defeat the forces of extremism and destruction in our region. While many see the threat from Iran directed solely at Israel, we in the region know differently. Together, we understand the menace that emanates from the extremist regime in Tehran. A regime that seeks to export its extremist ideology across the region and beyond, while arming terrorist groups that seek to destabilize moderate Sunni regimes and aiming for hegemonic control of the Middle East and far beyond.
The Iranian regime has many tentacles spread out across the region sowing destruction and despair amongst the people. The enemy of the people of Lebanon is not Israel, but Hizbullah. The enemy of the Palestinian people is not Israel, but Hamas. The enemy of the Egyptian people is not Israel, but militant Islamist opposition groups. All of these groups, and many others, receive their commands from Iran, who wish to control and suppress any aspirations the region has towards freedom and advancement.
Iran seeks to hold an entire region, including its own people, to ransom and keep it engaged in conflicts orchestrated and directed from Tehran. Whether it is in Morocco, Iraq or Yemen, Iran is constantly interfering with Arab sovereignty for their own nefarious gain. Israel and its Sunni neighbors alike are in the sights of Khameini, Ahmadinejad and their minions.
If Iran is able to attain nuclear weapons, the situation becomes inexplicably and inexorably worse. The Iranian regime has demonstrated that if feels unrestricted in its ability to dominate our region, a nuclear umbrella will only embolden its acolytes to act unrestrained to the detriment of us all. Only together can we face this threat and remove it.
Another issue that entails mutual political will to overcome is the threat of climate change to our region. Many reports and organizations are pinpointing the Middle East as an area that will suffer gravely as rain falls even more infrequently and temperatures rise.
Recently, the leading international scholars on climate change met in Copenhagen and released an important report on this issue. They claimed that climate change will exacerbate conflicts and increase strains and violence among competing groups. We are already witnessing water rights and growing desertification as underlying reasons for the intensification of conflicts in our region.
“Making the desert bloom” has been a core component of the Zionist ethos and successes throughout the decades. Israel has been able to turn desert into arable land and barren landscapes into forests. We constantly share our agricultural miracles with our friends in Africa and Asia and it is for this reason that many countries of the developing world have sought partnership with Israel in addressing their own agricultural challenges.
However, as Israel’s founding fathers wrote in 1948, Israel is prepared to do its share in a common effort for the advancement of the entire Middle East. Our partners in peace, Jordan and Egypt, and especially the Palestinian Authority, bear witness to our endeavors in this direction. Israel has actively cooperated with Egypt on the “Mubarak Project” for the establishment of an irrigation demonstration system in Nubariya and annually trains hundreds of Jordanians in Israel in fields such as sustainable eco-friendly agricultural methods.
For us to be able to face these and many other challenges, we need to break with the paradigms of the past. The Jewish People are here because of our historical, legal, moral and national rights.
Those naysayers who can not countenance a Jewish political presence in the region will doom all of us to many more decades of conflict and instability. It is time for courageous leaders to emanate from the Arab world as did Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1979 and Jordan’s King Hussein in 1994 and recognize that peaceful coexistence is far better for all of our people than enduring conflict and enmity.
We recognize that the Arab Peace Initiative is an important document, and is welcomed in Israel as a crack in the denial of an Arab recognition of Israel. However, like the Palestinian Authority’s dictates to Israel on the peace process, it remains frozen in 1993.
Since the historic handshake between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn, Israel has taken major strides both politically and strategically towards the Palestinian position.
Both in 2000 at Camp David and in 2008 during the Annapolis process, Israeli prime ministers offered the Palestinians everything possible for peace and on both occasions the Palestinian leadership rejected these offers. The Palestinian Authority, like the Arab Peace Initiative, is still holding to its maximalist positions and has not moved an inch towards Israel since 1993. These positions are obviously untenable for peace and reflect a worldview that ignores Israel’s significant gestures and seeks to enforce a solution that will mean the end of the Jewish State. Recent Palestinian and Arab League declarations only enforce this view.
It is surely time to look to the future and break with former intransigencies to create a better future for all the people of the region. Israel has gone very far and is prepared to do its part, but we must be met by a willing partner. Without this, the region is doomed to more conflict and will negate the unity of purpose in the Middle East that is necessary to face the mounting challenges from without and within.
Danny Ayalon is the Israel Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs
I've Got a Bad Feeling About This
So why, if everyone hates the health care bill, do the Dems insist on cutting off their nose to spite their face?
Washington Examiner: But still, does it make sense? In the end, perhaps the most compelling explanation for Democratic behavior is that they are simply in too deep to do anything else. "Once you've gone this far, what is the cost of failure?" asks the strategist.You have failed me for the last time, Admiral.
At that point -- Republicans will love this -- he compared congressional Democrats with robbers who have passed the point of no return in deciding to hold up a bank. Whatever they do, they're guilty of something. "They're in the bank, they've got their guns out. They can run outside with no money, or they can stick it out, go through the gunfight, and get away with the money."
That's it. Democrats are all in. They're going through with it. Even if it kills them
Hat Tip: The Lonely Conservative.
Today's Lefty Hostility to Faith Post: Episode II
One eight-year-old in Taunton just learned a valuable lesson in political correctness, and a school district may wind up learning a little something about free speech, religious expression, and not asking questions to which one does not want to hear the answers. An elementary school student was asked to draw something that reminded him of Christmas. When he drew a picture of Jesus on a crucifix, the teacher and the administration recoiled in horror at the “violent image.” No, really:Well just what do the school officials think that Jesus was just up on that cross for shits and giggles?
I wonder what that would have done if a young Muslim student had drawn a picture of Muhammad like this one?
Would they have turned him into the local Sharia court so he could be executed?
(Oh and did posting that pic get me a Fatwa yet?)
Saudi Arabia to Flog Granny
As you might recall this old woman is being prosecuted for distributing bread to men who are not her immediate relatives from her home. Although she is appealing on the grounds that she once breastfed one of the men as a child and under Sharia that makes her a relative, or something. Sharia confuses me some times.
Islam: Feed a hungry man, get 40 lashes.
On a related note, when I was younger I ended up in a trip club for seniors though and employer. Well hell yeah I'd go. As a young man on a trip with all those old ladies. Can you imagine how well I'd eat?
I can see it now, "Are you hungry honey."
Why yes ma'am, I am actually.
Old ladies never let anyone go hungry. Praise Allah.
White House to Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE): You Better Vote for the Healthcare Bill or we Gonna Close Offutt AFB
To hell with national security, the White House wants the Obamacare bill passed so bad they are threatening to put the Offutt base on BRAC if Senator Nelson refuses to sign the bill. Yup, it's the Chicago way.
Yah, lets close this base, no biggy....what's a loss of a Strategic Command Center.......sheesh
OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- The 625th Strategic Operations Squadron, a tenant unit here, was realigned under Air Force Global Strike Command from Air Force Space Command Dec. 1.
Air Force Global Strike Command will oversee all of the service's nuclear forces. "The creation of this new command reflects the Air Force's firm and unshakeable conviction that nuclear deterrence and global strike operations are a special trust and responsibility, one that we take very seriously," said Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, commander of AFGSC.
Boobie Post of the Day: Italy Bans Implants for Those Under 18
I'm not sure why any girl under 18 would want to ruin her perfectly perky self by making herself look like she has two grapefruits bolted to her chest, but Italy has banned all breast augmentation for those under 18.
Words About Things: Silvio Berlusconi has had a tough weekend, first he was attacked by a man wielding a souvenir model of a cathedral then Italy banned breast implants for girls under 18. (For any lawyers reading: I’m sure Berlusconi has never shown an interest in a girl under 18, although he has been to at least one 18th birthday party this year).Good for them, life is better when things aren't, you know fake, anyway.
The new legislation aims to prevent girls from rushing in to having plastic surgery without having first considering the risks.
Notice I placed the "You're banned" message in a place I was sure ya'll would read it.
Hat Tip: Palmach's Musashi.
Related: Scientist find coconut carrying octopus.
Religion of Peace II
Mohamed Abukar Ibrahim, a 48-year-old, was buried in a hole up to his chest and pelted with rocks until he died.
The group responsible, Hizbul Islam, also shot dead a man they claimed was a murderer. But the verdict was so shocking that it prompted a gun battle between rivals within the group that left three militants dead, witnesses said.
Sock Puppet Gate at The Daily Dish
But mostly stuff that was impersonal and dishonest.
Or something like that.
ROP Roundup; Boy They Sure Blew A Lot of Shit Up Today
All Muslims being blown up by other Muslims who don't think they are Muslim enough.
Religion of........ Everyone say it with me.
Update nothing blows up but: Get your Burqua on bitch. Can I have your phone number?
Convicted Terrorist Ehsanul Islam Sadequee's Internet Tracks
Yesterday we linked a story about him getting 17 years in prison for material support of terrorism.
As it turns out he was also part of the Cyber Jihad.
Sadequee and Ahmed were part of the global network of jihadis that coagulated around Younis Tsouli and Aabid Khan. While Sadequee may have been deserving of the longer sentence, it was Syed Haris Ahmed, together with his friend Zubair Ahmed (no relation), who publicly threatened to kill me and privately discussed the same - so I derive a certain sense of satisfaction from knowing the bastard will be locked up for quite awhile.
I was aware of the threat - they made sure I knew they were coming for me:
Wow that looks like a Fatwa! So jealous.
Sandcrawler Extended Forecast
The weather is expected to suck, with continued suckage expected through about the middle of April.
That is all.
Dripping Irony, Illinois Can't House Its Own Prisoners, Welcomes GITMO Terrorists
There has been a story in Bumfuct this week about Governor Rod's replacement Pat Quinn secretly releasing inmates to save cash. This is not the public program that he announced earlier to release non violent inmates early to save a few bucks. No this was an under the radar release to er uh save a few bucks.
Google News: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Critics heaped scorn on Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday over a secret prison program that allowed hundreds of inmates — some violent offenders — to be released early, including some who only spent 11 days behind bars.But now today we find that the deal to sell an empty prison to the Feds to house terrorists is a go.
An Associated Press report released Sunday showed that more than 850 inmates — including repeat drunk drivers, drug users and even people convicted of battery and weapons violations — were released early under the program since September.
This happened because the Corrections Department abandoned a policy that all prisoners serve at least 61 days and gave inmates months of good-time credit upfront.
Quinn ordered a "top-to-bottom" review of the practice on Sunday after seeing the AP report. The Democrat would not say on Monday whether Corrections Director Michael Randle told him about the unpublicized practice, which is separate from an early release program of 1,000 inmates Quinn announced in September to save money in a budget crisis.
Yahoo News: WASHINGTON – Taking an important step on the thorny path to closing the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the White House plans to announce Tuesday that the government will acquire an underutilized state prison in rural Illinois to be the new home for a limited number of terrorist suspects held at Guantanamo.So Illinois is so broke it has prisoners, it has an empty prison, it can't afford to pay to put the inmates in the prison so it releases them and sells out.
Administration officials as well as Illinois Sen. Richard Durbin and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn will make an official announcement at the White House.
Hey ya'll remember what state our President was from? Yeah that's right Illinois.
Just think, now the nation can benefit from the same leadership that Illinois politicians give their state.
"Happy Children" of the Mujahideen Family´s" - Bumped and Updated
"The group of information Elif of media leads furthermore her help to the widowed and undeprivileged families in Afghanistan, under the occupying and suppression heavy days experience away".Weird way of helping these children arseholes.
Awe how sweet, bags of candy for the toddlers:
Oh, a video is coming soon so they say....
Update by Ronin:
As promised, those Mujis won't let you down. I'm hoping the Smackdown Crew gets these removed quickly, but in the interim, if you need a reminder (heh) why we don't like these guys...take a peek. (First one linked only)
Archbishop of Canterbury Calls Out, "Labour’s hostility to faith"
(Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams) The curious fact is that Labour’s hostility to faith is highly selective. It does everything it can to protect and support minority creeds while appearing to do everything it can to attack Christianity.
The root of this double standard is the unpleasant prejudice that minority faiths hail from cultures where people are less well-educated and so cannot be blamed for their beliefs. This, of course, is a deeply racist attitude, and is commonly found on the Left.
The premise of this article being that al-Qaeda as a central player may be fading.
Town Hall: Targeted by drone strikes in Pakistan, al-Qaida is losing ground and financing even as attacks by Islamist groups are on the rise, according to a report obtained by The Associated Press.The article goes on to talk about the increase in violence in Somalia and Afghanistan with the violence there being cause by two major groups. The Taliban and al-Shabaab. Both of which are al-Qaeda allies and subscribe to the same ideology. In fact al-Shabaab in Somalia has even declared their allegiance to al-Qaeda.
Attacks by Islamist militant groups on civilian targets in Afghanistan are on track to increase by 15-20 percent this year over last year's totals, said the report by the American Security Project, a bipartisan Washington-based organization.
The group analyzes terrorism trends and the effectiveness of U.S. counterterrorism policies. The statistics do not include attacks against the military.
At the same time, many violence-prone Islamic militant groups are now increasingly focusing on local issues rather than on Osama bin Laden's global struggle.
"There is a larger number of Islamic groups using violence to push their own agenda," said Bernard Finel, a senior fellow with the American Security Project.
Other analysts and government reports have noted that the Taliban in Afghanistan are more focused on their internal fight. Insurgents in Somalia are concentrating on their own tribal battles with the government.
The divide comes as al-Qaida is taking losses in leadership and money.
The fight is against al-Qaeda and their allies. So its six of one half a dozen of the other.
December 14, 2009
Good Bye Gitmo, Hello Thomson, Illinois
Via Chicago Sun
WASHINGTON -- The White House will announce Tuesday that President Obama will seek to acquire the Thomson Correctional Center in northwestern Illinois to house detainees now held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Do you live in Thomson, Illinois?
American Taliban to Hold Forum in Chicago Condemning Attacks Against ... Who Else? The Taliban
The "moderate" Islamists of Hisb ut-Tahrir will be holding a forum this Sunday, December 20th @ 5:00 - 6:30 PM in the Chicago suburb of Lombard. They will be at 433 E. St. Charles Rd (corner of St. Charles Rd & Grace St.). By "moderate" I mean they wish to establish shariah law "through peaceful means". After that their stated agenda is to get rid of democracy (harem, you know) and then proceed to institute the death penalty for apostasy, adultery, blasphemy, etc.
These people are no different than the Taliban, save for falling short of calling for violence as a means to the same end. They speak the language of al Qaeda, calling terrorists martyrs and betraying their own country in word if not in deed. They are quite literally the enemy among us.
The purpose of this particular "discussion" is to talk about who is really behind the civilian bombings in Pakistan. I'm going to guess they're with Adam Gadahn on this one.
Any Chicago natives embarrassed to admit where they're from lately?
Thanks to d_m.
Fidel Castro: "Obama's Smile Can't Be Trusted
Whatcha be talkin bout Fidel?
HAVANA (Reuters) – Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro warned on Monday that President Barack Obama's "kindly smile" could not be trusted, saying Washington was plotting against leftist Latin American governments including Venezuela's.I don't take kindly to that smile either, but for other reasons.
Muslim Bites Off Part of Rabbi's Finger During Menorah Lighting
A Chabad rabbiwas attacked after presiding over a public Chanukah menorah lighting in Vienna.
I didn't know Rlsuty could rap? And that he was cahoots with Obama girl?
Master? Come back to the dark side.
Babe Wants Three-Way Sex, Gets Arrested
(Monroe, Connecticut) A 30-year-old woman, Anna Bambino, was arrested on Friday for attempting three-way sex with another woman and the woman's husband.
Apparently, solicitation for three-way sex may result in a breach of the peace charge in Connecticut.
Frankly, it's unusual to hear of anyone rejecting a woman seeking a ménage à trois. (More w/NS pic)
Merry Christmas to Ehsanul Islam Sadequee
A federal judge on Monday sentenced Ehsanul Islam Sadequee to 17 years in prison for terrorist offenses, saying the 23-year-old Roswell man viewed truth, justice and the American way as his "anti-Christ."I have a pretty good idea of just who is "the opposite of Christ".
Fatwa? I'm feeling kinda left out.
Good News: Iran Researching Nuclear Bomb Trigger
London, England (CNN) -- A secret document that appears to show that Iran was working on building nuclear weapons as recently as 2007 is "alarming" and "part of a body of evidence backing up deep concerns over Iran's nuclear program," a Western diplomatic source with knowledge of the papers told CNN on Monday.These aren't the nuclear bomb triggers were looking for. You can go about your business, move along.
Pics reveal CAIR backstage coordination of media in Rifqa Bary case and how the media kept silent
***Bumped by Rusty: You really need to read all the way to the end to get why this is so important. The pictures do, in fact, reveal a media silent on CAIR's coordinated message about Rifqa Bary. Especially an image of a CAIR computer with a document titled "DO NOT RELEASE TO PUBLIC" and "FATHIMA RIFQA BARY TALKING POINTS".
Since early August we have been following the ongoing saga concerning Rifqa Bary, the Ohio Muslim-turned-Christian convert teenager who fled her home to Florida in fear of her life after her family discovered her conversion. Last Friday we reported a motion filed by the Bary's CAIR attorney with the Ohio court considering Rifqa's case demanding a ban and seizure of all Christmas cards sent to her from outside parties. We also broke the story of how CAIR officials were allowed to be present as "neutral observers" when the Bary family was interviewed by Florida investigators.
Early on in this case we reported that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) had convened a strategy session in Rifqa's hometown of Ohio where they formulated their media strategy in response to the negative press the parents were receiving:
But a source who was inside a secret strategy meeting conducted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) earlier this week has conveyed the strategy that the media's favorite Islamist group has devised to respond to the ongoing public relations crisis. According to my source who attended the strategy session, CAIR officials handed out copies of this Orlando Sentinel article and want supporters to push the meme that Christians have brainwashed and abducted this gullible teenage girl. They have also instructed supporters to circulate rumors that Rifqa had been carousing with infidel boys and engaged in acts of immorality. This CAIR strategy takes the focus off the near-universal Islamic legal precepts and Quranic injunctions that demand death for apostates and impugns the character of the innocent girl at the center of this controversy who appears to be in genuine fear for her life if she is returned to her parents.
That media narrative of Rifqa being brainwashed and abducted by a Christian cult was one that was carried by many media outlets, most notably Meredith "Hijab" Heagney of the Columbus Dispatch, Michael Kruse of the St. Petersburg Times, among others. In all their reporting, however, they carefully left the connections of the terror-tied CAIR out of their stories.
But from my source inside CAIR comes new information indicating media complicity with respect to concealing CAIR's backstage management of the case on behalf of Rifqa's allegedly abusive parents. Most of the stories by these media hacks featured pictures of the Bary family, such as this photo accompanying an article by the St. Pete Times' Michael Kruse:
What is important about this photograph is not so much what you see as what you don't see. As the late Paul Harvey said, and now for the rest of the story...
What CAIR's media allies neglected to mention was that these interviews with the lapdog media were being conducted in the office of CAIR-Columbus executive director Babak Darvish as seen in the following photographs taken in various media interviews.
For example, the following photograph shows the Barys being interviewed by a local TV station:
But this next picture shows the same scene panning just a little to the left:
At the very far left you can see Darvish sitting at his desk supervising the interview. And in this next photo you can see the whole scene inside Darvish's office (this one taken at some other time as the Bary's clothes have changed, but the picture above them in Darvish's office, as in the other photos, is still the same):
Here is Darvish sitting at his desk in all his Islamist glory:
And in this last photograph you see the local reporters doing their job. But if you enlarge the photo you can see the document on Darvish's computer - a memo bearing the header "DO NOT RELEASE TO PUBLIC" and "FATHIMA RIFQA BARY TALKING POINTS".
The reason this is particularly important is that if CAIR's media allies, such as Meredith "Hijab" Heagney and Michael Kruse, had let on to the terror-tied CAIR's covert backstage handling of the matter and their parroting of CAIR's talking points would have severely damaged the Bary's claims. Did Heagney, Kruse or any other member of the lapdog media report that their interviews were being conducted with the Bary family in the CAIR executive director's office? Not a word. Nor should it be any surprise that the media were merely parroting CAIR's false attacks on Rifqa.
We will have more on this media complicity in the Rifqa Bary case later this week. Who knows? Maybe we might have even obtained a copy of that "DO NOT RELEASE TO PUBLIC" set of talking points? If the public ever has the opportunity to review the stories by Heagney, Kruse, et al and compares it to the CAIR talking points, much will be revealed. But these pictures show what CAIR's media allies intentionally neglected to tell their readers/viewers. And as we'll see, there is much that they should be ashamed of in their reporting in the Rifqa Bary case.
"Santas" Strip Down for Speedo Run
Don't worry, there are female Santa's also....
Blackwater, India Cause Suicide Bombings, Want Pak Nukes
(Karachi, Pakistan) During a Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ijtema (gathering) yesterday, Ameer Munawar Hassan, announced a three-day protest against the U.S. and India for December 14 through 16 to express outrage about the suicide bombings caused by the American organisation, Blackwater, and Indian agents.
Hassan claimed that no Muslim was involved in bomb blasts or suicide attacks. He also claims the Pakistani leadership should follow the teachings of Muhammad.
Meanwhile, JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch held a public meeting yesterday in Lahore during which he claimed that the U.S. and India want Pakistan declared a failed state so that the nuclear arsenal can be confiscated.
Notably, Jamaat-e-Islami is the oldest religious party in Pakistan, wielding considerable influence. (More ....)
Obama Administration is Stalling on Giving Congress Intelligence About Fort Hood Shooter, Says Hoekstra
Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Mich.), ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, says the Obama administration is stalling in providing information to the leaders of the House and Senate and the congressional intelligence committees on the multiple murders allegedly committed by a radical Muslim Army officer at Fort Hood more than a month ago.Obambi and administration are too involved with pushing their Marxist health care bill. To hell with
So far, the committee chairman and congressional leaders have received no detailed, substantive briefing on the event and what is known about its perpetrator.
“You know, they’re playing out the string,” Hoekstra said Thursday. “We’re going home next week, (and) they will have effectively made it through three months[weeks...ed] with giving no substantive briefings on Fort Hood.”
Losing the Cyberjihad
Basically all you have to do is what the US has been doing, ignore it and/or , monitor it for intelligence. But at the same time fail to confront it as "battlespace".
Foreign Policy.com: The five young men detained in Pakistan this week -- like a whole new generation of jihadis -- appear to have made considerable use of the Internet in their alleged approach to al Qaeda. Their story points out that, more than eight years after 9/11, terrorist networks are still not only able to stay in touch via cyberspace, but that they are even extending their reach thanks to our giving them a free ride in the virtual domain.There's a time and a place for everything. And some times the best way to counter the terrorists use of the internet is to drive them from it.. Why?
U.S. President Barack Obama often speaks about his central strategic objective of denying al Qaeda its haven in Waziristan, but he says nary a word about taking away its "virtual haven" in cyberspace. This omission is more than his alone, as none of the key military, intelligence, and law-enforcement arms of the U.S. government have done much to curtail terrorist use of the Net.
Instead of thinking of cyberspace principally as a place to gather intelligence, we need to elevate it to the status of "battlespace." This means that we either want to exploit terrorists' use of the Web and Net unbeknownst to them, or we want to drive them from it.
a. It breaks the air of legitimacy a web presence brings and shows the terrorists as weak. PWN them and be loud and public about it. Humiliate them in cyberspace as well as meatspace.
b. No matter how much you learn from watching, the threat continues to grow. The propaganda spreads and inspires new recruits faster than you can monitor it. Recent events bear this out. So allowing out enemies to use our infrastructure against us unchallenged is folly.
c. Herd those cats! By limiting the amount of Cyberspace available to the enemy and their supporters, you can force them into a fishbowl as well as suppress the spread of recruiting propaganda.
Hat Tip: Creeping Sharia on that twitter thingy.
Video: Al-Qaeda No.2 Blasts Obama, US Arab Allies
From the forums, no English translation yet. Bumming them out so gasp one of the akhi's used a kaffir website to copy and paste for more information.......blasphemer!!!
al shala inshalla shala mohammad inshallah shalalalalalala allah allah allah blahlashallah alalalalalalala
Al-Qaeda's deputy leader has accused President Barack Obama of cheating the Arab world by failing to advance Middle East peace talks.
In a new Internet posting, Ayman Al-Zawahri also scoffs at key American allies in the region - the Egyptian president and the Jordanian king - for making peace with Israel
The 25-minute audio message focuses on Obama.
Al-Zawahri says the US president's Mideast policy is "another cycle in the Crusader and Zionist campaign to enslave and humiliate us."
The bumb on his forehead is getting reading to splode....inshallah
What if the Next 9/11 Was Launched from the American Midwest?
That's the question I ask in my latest piece for Pajamas Media over the disturbing case of a Chicago man accused of helping plan India's 9/11:
Headley’s is only one case among many in a disturbing trend of American citizens involved in international terrorism. Just last week, five Americans — three of whom were born in the U.S. — were arrested in Pakistan as they attempted to join terror organizations. The list grows longer and longer each week: Najibullah Zazi and Betim Kaziu in New York, Tarek Mehanna and Ahmad Abousamra in Boston, and a ring of seven more in North Carolina — each involved in a plot to commit acts of terrorism overseas.Go check it out and leave a comment.
Add the names of the Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan and several other Americans arrested this year involved in plots to attack targets in the U.S., and a clear pattern of homegrown terrorism emerges. Once thought of as a phenomenon in the West found only in Europe and somehow related to large numbers of Muslim ghettos and a poor record of assimilation, it is now clear that something else is to blame — namely, political Islam. Until we are willing to take on the root ideology spawning the vast majority of terrorism in the world today, then we should expect to find more and more Americans involved in transnational terrorism.
Also, don’t be surprised if the next attack on the scale of 9/11 is hatched in the American Midwest.
Christian extremists blow up girls' school
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Taliban militants blew up a girls' school in Pakistan's Khyber district Monday, officials said, as two soldiers and seven insurgents were killed in clashes in the northwest tribal belt.Sorry Robert fooled me there for a minute, the Taliban aren't Christians.
Yousef al-Khattab Hangs Up Cyber Jihad Gloves
The Audio gets pretty bad during the second half of the video, but you can still hear it if you try.
Joey sure is acting suspicious eh? Nidal Hassan kills 13 US soldiers on Nov 5th, by Nov 20th joey has fled the country for Morocco. The Jawas find er ur interesting clues that a known associate and someone who may have looked to the Fort Hood Killer Nidal Hasan as a mentor was also a fan of Yousef al-Khattab.
Now Joey resigns from Revolution Muslim and blames it all on Younis Abdullah Muhammed.
Very interesting indeed.
Joey, it seems your conscience may have been bothering you, eh akhi?
Also note that today Revolution Muslim is running the latests al-Qaeda propaganda release from American traitor Adam Ghadan.
Nice to see Joey's bros still helping out the Mujahadbeens at as-Sahab Media.
Younis, I reckon you had best take Joey's recommendation and stock up on...
The Force tells me you'll have the need for a lot of "relief" in your future.
December 13, 2009
UK New Bishop to Armed Forces: "Taliban Can Be Admired For Their Conviction To Faith And Loyalty"
Dhimmi, dhimmi, dhimmi!!
The Rt Rev Stephen Venner called for a more sympathetic approach to the Islamic fundamentalists that recognises their humanity.When I first saw the headline in my inbox I thought ah, satire. Nope. How many times have we heard "if only if we will be more nice to the terrorists".......?
The Church of England’s Bishop to the Forces warned that it will be harder to reach a peaceful solution to the war if the Afghan insurgents are portrayed too negatively.
I guess throwing acid in young girls faces doesn't matter to the Bishop, we just have to be nicer....aaaarrrggghhhh. Jawa has a archive full of Taliban shit. Or the beheading archives, plenty there from the sick bastages.
Three Dictators Go To Copenhagen
It seems fitting to include them with the rest of the idjits.
Hamas Has A Different Way Of Combating Pollution
By digging up Christian's bodies in Gaza claiming they pollute the earth
December 12, 2009
Taliban Using PayPal to Raise Funds
Cannoneer No4, in comments, linked to this. Very interesting....a site hosted in the US who has a PayPal button to donate to the Taliban.
They explain to the reader why their site has a different net address - alemrah.info, instead of alemarah.info.
Now to the PayPal:
Clicking on the PayPal button at the bottom of the page brings you to the PayPal page, with the payment going to a person or organization “Fida” (that’s what would show up on your account). The e-mail address on the PayPal(firstname.lastname@example.org) is not the same as the webmaster’s e-mail address seen on the usual Voice of Jihad pages (email@example.com).
It also appears all major credit cards are accepted as well
Read the rest.
Saturday Night Infomercial Featuring Squamate Reptile
Looking for a special gift for Christmas?
h/t Jihad Watch
See, It Works
Update by Howie: OK who published this test draft? I smell a sock around here.
Breaking: As-Sahab - "The Mujahideen Don't Target Muslims" by Adam Gadahn
A akhi on one of the forums is sharing this with everyone.
Godamn must be getting nervous that some are questioning the indiscriminate killing of innocent Muslims by the Mujihadeen.
Blah, blah, blah
Iran Protests Turning Radical
Great article about the protest in Iran by the New York Times. Here are some excerpts:
During Monday’s demonstrations, the civil tone of many earlier rallies was noticeably absent. There was no sign of the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi, a moderate figure who supports change within the system, and few were wearing the signature bright green of his campaign.
Instead, the protesters, most of them young people, took direct aim at Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, chanting, “Khamenei knows his time is up!” They held up flags from which the “Allah” symbol — added after Iran’s 1979 revolution — had been removed. Most shocking of all, some burned an image of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the father of the revolution.
Even before the latest round of protests, a number of high-ranking figures in Iran had taken note of the opposition’s trend toward radicalism. Over the weekend, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, an influential former president, warned in a speech that “the young and the elite have been estranged from the regime” and criticized the government for using the Revolutionary Guards and the Basij militia against protesters.
What the article doesn't include is the obvious industry involvement in organizing these rallies. Are we to expect that ordinary citizens who are not happy with the current administration could organize themselves and join together in mass protest? Of course not, don't be silly. All you have to do is follow the rial! These Iranian protest are organized by BIG Tourism.
(and like Nancy, I don't need proof..... I believe)
December 11, 2009
Friday Night Chopin
This chick totally pwns one of my favorite Chopin pieces.
More Muslims Behaving Badly on a Plane
I still say the dry run theory is lame but this is the third story I've heard about in the last month.
Either the ISNA is trying to make some cash through a lawsuit or flight crews are on edge about something. Like, maybe the TSA has issued a confidential alert to be on the lookout for ...... ?
Breaking: Operative Killed in Pakistan Identified as Saleh Al-Somali, Top AlQaeda Planner
Congrats to the controller of the drone, you hit a biggy!
A senior U.S. counterterrorism official has confirmed the identity of a top Al Qaeda operative killed in Pakistan on Friday.Enjoy your 72 goats Saleh.
The U.S. official told Fox News that the operative is Saleh al-Somali, the network's external operations chief for plots outside Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Zawaqueery, al libiliee, and godamn, hope you slpode next.
Bill Roggio chimes in. Read it all as they say.
According to this report his real name is Abdirizaq Abdi Saleh.
Fort Hood Killer Nidal Hasan Image on Palestinian Website **Updated -- Not Hasan
UPDATE: Oops? Ladida:
It's a photo of Nidal Badarneh and Hasan Taha. Nidal and Hasan. nidal_hasan. Not the guy from Virgina.Are we sure about this?
UPDATE: Nope, not Hasan. Sorry about that every one who emailed this to me seemed convinced it was him. It's not.
News flash: blogger makes mistake, report at 11:00.
My bad. I should have run some more checks on this. But, to be honest, without vetting it with you, the readers, I don't think I would have got it right.
Hey, this guy looks familiar doesn't he? Kind of like the Fort Hood murderer Nidal Hasan?
But, nah, that couldn't be Hasan. I mean, how could that fat ass pass the Army physical? And does he do improv in his spare time? And what is so big that his buddy gets all fish eyed about?
Oh, wait, maybe it is. Here's the index naming the file "Nidal_Hasan1.jpg".
The website belongs to Abnaa el Balad, which I think means Sons of the Land. I can't find the original page the image is embedded on. I'd like some context here. If you find it, let me know.
Here's their banner.
According to Wiki:
The stated goals of the movement are: the return of all Palestinian refugees, an end to Israeli's occupation of territories and the establishment of a democratic, secular Palestinian state.In other words, yet another PFLP offshoot. This one within Israel itself.
While Abnaa el-Balad calls for the abolishment of Israel's identity as a Jewish state, the movement's membership is open to and includes Jewish citizens of Israel who identify as Palestinian Jews
Original story below ----
The image is from 2007. That's two years ago this guy was hanging out with the "liberate Palestine from the racist Zionist imperialist crusaders!" crowd.
A guy who supports the destruction of Israel also wanted to kill Americans? No way! That makes my head hurt.
Thanks to AJ who apparently got it from Rahga at TweetMe.
Update: Actually AJ got it doing a Google image search.
Also, Star found the original page. It's cached here.
Translation of the story surrounding the picture:
Arabic to English translation
Art on trial at the University of Haifa
The security of the University of Haifa offers an indictment against representatives Hassan Taha and the struggle Badarneh
sunburst graphic oldest security Haifa University In a bizarre move to make an indictment against artists Hassan Taha and the struggle of the spectrum Badarna Kiemanma introduced against the backdrop of a scene in the courtyard of the satirical comedy "Aldechi" at the university,
According to the indictment that the representatives who presented a scene of discrimination subsequent Arab students in the dorms, it is recalled that the security of the university had suspended the presentation was attended by more than 300 students who gathered automatically without any prior arrangement or organization without a permit.
In an interview with bilateral struggle Badarneh, Hasan Taha stressed that this step is just to confirm the approach of the university administration and its security against Arab students, adding that the bilateral security university had been allowed in earlier times to tens of dancers, actors and singers to submit their art in the courtyards of the university without a license, But when it comes to our artists and Bmmthleena Arab Veetm a policy of how many mouths against us, and stressed that the show was a comedy improvisational display disorganized and self-respecting university, which gives students the opportunity to submit their art and creativity rather than pursue them and prosecute them.
The court hearing will be held obedience on Wednesday, 5 / 9 at noon in the 29-floor building at the University of Eshkol, and the lawsuit as representatives of the Committee on obedience lawyer Gamal Abdu.
Appealed to the public and representatives of students and artists to join with them at the time held by the Committee on obedience to confirm the right of cultural and artistic heard both revered in his ear that obedience to the committees, but Atzidna Anfoana and determination to make our voices heard as artists and creators Palestinians.
Images: Five Americans in Pakistan for Jihad
N.C. Jihad Plot Connection?
Name: Waqar Hussain Khan
Date of Birth: August 11, 1987
Place of Birth: Virginia, USA
Name: Ahmed Abdullah Minni
Date of Birth: December 4, 1989
Place of Birth: Virginia, USA
Name: Ramy S Zamzam
Date of Birth: September 19, 1987
Place of Birth: Egypt
Name: Aman Hassan Yemer
Date of Birth: May 5, 1991
Place of Birth: California
Date of Birth: 1985
Place of Birth: Sargodha (Pakistan)
Source: The Blotter who has the original Pakistani police report.
Also note that the original report claims that Ahmed Abdullah Minni seems to have been the ringleader. He apparently hooked up online at YouTube with someone calling himself "Saifullah".
Minni and Saifullah then took there conversations somewhere more secure. The two set up a Yahoo email account that they shared and communicated by writing emails and then saving them as drafts. This is a common method used by online jihadis.
Saifullah helped Minni plan the trip for the five would-be jihadist to Pakistan.
It is not clear how long this trip has been planned. One has to wonder whether this "Saifullah" may be Daniel Patrick Boyd who also used the name for his online persona?
Daniel Patrick Boyd, aka "saifullah"
Boyd has been indicted for trying to help several Muslims in North Carolina, including his own son, travel to Pakistan for jihad. Note that Ziyad Yaghi, one of the young men involved in the plot, was involved with the NC State MSA -- just like Zamzam above.
But Boyd has been in jail since July. So either this is a different Saifullah (not so uncommon a name) or the plan has been in the works for some time.
Also, take a closer look at the image of Ahmed Abdullah Minni. He looks familiar. A lot like a kid I once saw in a pretty lame rap video praising the mujahideen. But I can't seem to find the video. If you know what I'm talking about, email me.
Hmmmmm: Khattab Removes All Traces of Link to Ft. Hood Killer Hasan
Yousef al-Khattab has used a little known trick to remove his Revolution Muslim website's archives from Google's caching system which saves many webpages after they have been deleted. Those archives show that a close friend of Nidal Hasan was an active user and fan.
Previously, we have reported that a known associate and someone who may have looked to the Fort Hood Killer Nidal Hasan as a mentor was also a fan of Yousef al-Khattab. Published reports showed that Hasaan's protoge, the 18 year old Duane Reasoner, had praised Hasan in the aftermath of the attack. Other reports also showed that Reasoner used the handle "ooklepookle" online and that he followed Khattab's YouTube and other video accounts.
In the aftermath of the shooting, Khattab had also praised Hasan.
What we showed was that Reasoner also was a registered user at Khattab's website. We also showed that a person using one of Hasan's titles "Slave of Allah" appears to have left at least one comment at Khattab's site. Coincidentally, the Google cache of that page showing Slave of Allah's comments also reveals that Reasoner was on the webpage at the same time.
The Slave of Allah at Khattab's website may or may not be Nidal Hasan. As far as online jihadi nicknames are concerned, it's fairly unimaginative and you might expect others to use it besides Hasan. Further, the user at Khattab's website also claims to be a "revert" -- which is Islamic speak for "convert" (theologically, Islam teaches that all babies are born Muslim so one does not "convert" rather one "reverts").
However, as I noted previously some Muslims also use the term to denote that at some time they lost their way and have refound their faith.
But whether or not this particular "Slave of Allah" is Nidal Hasan is not important. Certainly the Revolution Muslim user "ooklepookle" is Hasan's friend Duane Reasoner. What is important is that Khattab has been busy removing webpages from his site connecting him to "ooklepookle".
When we originally reported the relationship we had to use a Google cache page. All webpages showing "ooklepookle" at Revolution Muslim had already been removed. Google's archive -- a snapshot of what the webpage looked like at a single moment in time -- remained.
All Google archive pages of Revolution Muslim are now gone. This has only happened some time after November 17th when we first identified Reasoner's activities at Revolution Muslim. This was done with a little known set of tools Google offers for those not wishing to have a history of their webpages stored.
Khattab has a history of writing outlandish things on his webpages, getting caught, rewriting his material, and then denying he ever said such a thing. Sometimes a Google cache of the page will catch the changes, sometimes it will not. It all depends on when Google's automatic "bots" snap a picture of the page -- before or after the change.
One way to ensure that such changes are not caught, though, is by adding scripts forbidding the work of the bots and by deleting the cache altogether. The same method could be used to, say, cover up the fact that a known murderer or a known associate of a murderer may have perused your website. Who knows, may be he was even inspired by it?
But it's not too late. Lest the online relationship between Khattab and Duane Reasoner get lost down the memory hole, I saved the webpage where both "ooklepookle" -- Reasoner's online name -- and Slave of Allah appear on Khattab's website.
Here it is. Some of the webpage's originally formatting has been lost as I haven't had time to clean up the html.
Even if that relationship was nothing more than one of Reasoner admiring Khattab's pro-terrorism website, Khattab seems to think that it was worth going through the trouble of deleting all evidence of it. And that, I think, speaks volumes.
CAIR Attorney Demands Ban and Seizure of all Christmas Cards sent to Rifqa Bary (Bumped) ***And Updated***
In a stunning development in the ongoing legal saga of Muslim-turned-Christian convert Rifqa Bary, the parents' attorney, Omar Tarazi, filed a motion with the Franklin County courts last week moving to ban all Christmas cards being sent to Rifqa through her attorneys, and demanding the seizure from her of all Christmas cards that she might have already received. And yet her parents still make representations to the media that they intend to honor and respect her Christian faith, while their attorney files sealed motions stating that Christmas cards are "dangerous to her health and safety".
This news and a copy of the motion were provided to me from a source inside CAIR, who noted that CAIR has raised funds for the Bary's legal jihad to have the courts return the 17 year-old to her allegedly abusive Muslim family. According to affidavits filed in the case, Rifqa states that her father threatened to kill her for leaving Islam, which prompted her to flee her Ohio home and take refuge with a pastor and his family in Florida. In an interview with Florida investigators, her father admitted to the incident, but denies threatening her life. The family also attends the terror-tied Noor Islamic Cultural Center in the Columbus area. Both she and the ongoing legal case have since been transferred from Florida back to Ohio.
The court will hear Tarazi's motion for the ban and seizure of all of Rifqa's Christmas cards on December 22nd.
UPDATE: Since several commenters have claimed that this is entirely bogus and invented on my part, I've included the text of CAIR attorney Omar Tarazi's motion to ban and seize all of Rifqa's Christmas cards below the fold. The motion was filed with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas on December 1st at 11:29am.
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, FRANKLIN COUNTY, OHIO DIVISION OF DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND JUVENILE BRANCH
IN THE MATTER OF:
FATHIMA RIFQA BARY,
AN ALLEGED DEPENDENT CHILD
Case No. 09 JU 11 14895
MOTION TO ENJOIN COUNSEL FROM PASSING MESSAGES OF THIRD PARTIES DIRECTLY TO THE MINOR CHILD
Wherefore, now come Mohamed Bary and Aysha Risana Bary, the parents of Fathima Rifqa Bary, by and through counsel, Omar Tarazi, and move the Court to enjoin Fathima Rifqa Bary's attorneys from passing messages of third parties directly to the minor child without the approval and supervision of Franklin County Children Services; Petitioner moves the court to order Fathima Rifqa Bary and her attorneys to turn over all such communications in their possession or control to FCCS; that third party adults are not to be allowed to communicate with Fathima Rifqa Bary until an approved list is determined by FCCS after consultation with all parties. This motion is supported by the attached memorandum of law.
Omar Tarazi (0084165)
[Address and phone numbers removed]
1- Certain hate filled sites for bigotry and propaganda are advertising Fathima Rifqa Bary’s attorney, Angela Lloyd address as the approved mean for the readers of the sites to get messages delivered to Fathima Rifqa Bary under the guise of sending her “Christmas Cards.” http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/
2- The particular sites involved have been inciting hatred regarding the current case with such posts as, “Strickland is demented. He knows the fatal record of his Child Services department. Why did he insist that Rifqa be returned? She was perfectly safe and perfectly happy in Florida. Why did this tool of jihad force the hand of Florida? Strickland says a killer is innocent, but Rifqa is guilty of not submitting to the religion of misogyny, gender apartheid and slavery. There is a level of corruption and Islamic influence all the way up to Strickland’s office that is deeply troubling. He’s on their payroll…Are they medicating her [Rifqa Bary] under the “psychiatric evaluation” findings? Who knows? Do the Islamic apologists in the Ohio media even so much as question this fascism? Not a peep.” http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/
3- Allowing the readers of such sites to have a channel of communication to Fathima Rifqa Bary is dangerous to her health and safety. It also undermines the ability of Franklin County Children Services to do its job in supervising and protecting Fathima Rifqa Bary. The GAL for Fathima Rifqa Bary, FCCS and the parents of the minor child have a right to know when third parties are communicating to the minor child particularly when the third parties might endanger the health and safety of the minor child.
4- Therefore, for the safety and security of Fathima Rifqa Bary we ask the court to enjoin Fathima Rifqa Bary’s attorneys from passing messages to their client from third parties and order them to deliver all such communications in their possession or control for Fathima Rifqa Bary that have come from third parties to this action to FCCS and order Fathima Rifqa Bary to turn over any communications in her possession or control she has already received from third parties through her attorneys to FCCS; that third party adults are not to be allowed to communicate with Fathima Rifqa Bary until an approved list is determined by FCCS in consultation with all parties.
Omar Tarazi (0084165)
[Address and phone number removed]
Climate Change Fascism
A lefty friend of mine, dave bones, across the pond sent me to this lefty site about Copenhagen's Climate Change summit. I came across this interesting tidbit:
(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Lisa Jackson appeared yesterday at the UN Climate Change Summit to assure the international community that the EPA will not let democracy get in the way of regulating the deadly toxic gas known as carbon dioxide at home. Her “endangerment” declaration means that CO2 will still be subject to intense regulation under the Clean Air Act, giving the White House executive power to limit CO2 emissions- even if Congress does not pass a definitive climate bill in 2010.
Breaking: Terrorists Use the Internet
National Public Radio: Five young Muslim Americans were detained in Pakistan this week. Investigators close to the case believe the five wanted to train in terrorist camps, making them the most recent Americans known to have been radicalized in the U.S. who then traveled abroad to act on their beliefs.Really? Almost no effort at all? I mean no one has ever, you know, bitched about Jihadtube or Online Terrorism till they are blue in the face? Really?
FBI agents have started interviewing the five young men, who are said to be cooperating with investigators. Officials are now beginning to piece together the outlines of a case against the men. For example, U.S. officials say the young men used the Internet — specifically the social networking site Facebook and videos on YouTube — to link up with extremist groups in Pakistan.
"Basically most of the noise on the Internet are the clarion calls to battle from the jihadis, the inspirational and motivational messages that they communicate," says Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University. "And there has really been almost no concerted, systematic and strategic effort to counter those messages."
(Howie stomps off into the depths of the Sandcrawler muttering NSFW things to himself)
Hat Tip: Inskeep.
Update: The Blotter:
ABC News has obtained the investigative report prepared by Pakistani police that offers insight to what had become the road to jihad for five young Americans.
The authorities said the recruitment began on the web site YouTube after 20-year old Ahmad Mini praised videos that featured attacks on American troops.
G#$343effing Da^^%it freaking Jihadtube $%%$#$ lazy terrorist coddling &&%^%^^ bastages!
Oh yeah: Hat tip to Jammie Wearning Fool on the Blotter story.
Our Marines search for explosives, the Afghan police eat candy.
Hat Tip: Robert.
(Howie again stomps off into the Sandcrawler muttering NSFW things to himself)
Why Terrorist Trials Belong in Military Tribunals
Just in case anyone wondered why terrorists and federal courts don’t mix I give you Gladys Kessler, Judge and terrorist press agent. In the course of conducting a habeas corpus hearing she ordered DoD to videotape the testimony of a Gitmo detainee. Presumably she wanted a record so that prosecutors could note the demeanor of the detainee to assess his relative truthfulness, right? Not quite let’s let Gladys tell you why.And the why is so she can taint the jury pool.
You Know You'd Think You'd Find This on Iowa Hawk
But not not today.
US Says High Ranking al-Qaeda Official Killed (updated again)
Could it have been Zawahiri?
We sure hope so.
UPDATE by Rusty: Nope, not the Z man or Uncle Binny.
Update by Howie 12/11/09: The talk on the Jihadi boards is that it may have been Abu Yahya al-Libi.
That would be good.
Sandcrawler PSA: Bad Ghey Jihad Example D (Fatwas Issued)
Caption this image of the touching farewell of Islam Uspakhadzhiyev as he bids a bittersweet goodbye to his Jihadi comrades.
A bit later in the film Islam explodes himself and finds his 72 white raisins.
Fatwas will be issued.
UPDATE: Fatwas issued!
The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Phineas for
I just want you to know, those rumors aren't true. You're my only one. And I never slept with Tiger Woods.
The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against Bubbe for
Fare the well, sweet Juliette, until the morrow ... and don't forget to bring the meatballs.
The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Dr. Eviler for
Is that mohammed in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
December 10, 2009
Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful
Men, make sure you browse the whole slideshow from left to right and vice versa. Ladies, maybe Jane, Merri, or SH can dig something up for you. Get it? Vampires? Dig something... never mind.
Sorry, Yousef al-Khattab and Samir Khan, we couldn't find any sexy goat slideshows for you.
Update by Stable Hand: For the ladies, shhhhh, don't tell Vinnie I have been here...k? I am not the SH he is looking for...
Country That Confiscates Bibles, Executes Apostates Calls for Boycotting Switzerland Over Minaret Ban
I don't support the minaret ban in Switzerland. One of my biggest problems with political Islam is that it is antithetical to fundamental principles of liberty -- such as freedom of speech and religion. I don't see much difference between banning minarets in Switzerland and the expansion of churches in (well, there are far too many Islamic countries that do this to make a list here).
But for Muslims to get so pissed off about the ban when the vast majority of their own countries are far more restrictive of freedom is grossly hypocritical.
It is yet another example of turning Jesus' parable of the beam in the eye on its head: they point out the mote in Swiss eyes ignoring the blinding beam in their own.
I would remind you that you can't even bring a Bible into Saudi Arabia. A personal Bible! And that they execute you for leaving Islam in Saudi Arabia! They kill you for exercising a basic human right in that country! And their pissed about disagreements over architecture?
Headley Pleads "Not Guilty" of Mumbai Massacre; Connections Helped Get Him Visa
Remember that Daood "David Headley" Gilani's lawyer had issued numerous statements that he was a "cooperating" witness? Good news, right, given that here we have a guy who helped plan the Mumbai massacre -- which killed 170, including 6 Americans, one of them from Chicago -- helping the Feds get the bigger fish?
But how do you plea "not guilty" but also claim to be cooperating? That's not a rhetorical question. I thought that was the whole idea behind a plea bargain. I really don't see the logic in it:
The American man charged with helping coordinate the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court.WTF? Maybe a lawyer can explain this to me.
In a five-minute arraignment, David Coleman Headley, who is cooperating with federal prosecutors, also waived his right to be indicted by a grand jury. He was charged with nine felony counts in connection with the November 2008 Mumbai attacks, and three separate counts for plotting an attack on the Danish newspaper that in 2005 published cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that offended many Muslims.
Also, ABC 7 Chicago has an investigative report about how Headley was able to get visas to India and Pakistan. The implication is that had the Chicago consulate done their due dilligence that there would be no way in hell he would have been given permission.
The required background check was not done on Headley. He was a convicted felon and a radical Islamist. The consulate general of Pakistan in Chicago was a former schoolmate of Headley's.
And FYI -- Headley/Gilani's father denies being related to the Pakistani Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani. The alleged relationship being thrown around a lot in the media.
Thanks to dm.
The Post in Which I Praise the ACLU
The ACLU is defending the right to wear Islam is of the Devil shirts. Apparently equivocating Christians and terrorists sometimes has its benefits.
Words UK Politicians Can't Use
The politically correct guide to not offending Muslims.
Creeping Sharia: MINISTERS have been BANNED from using words like Islamist and fundamentalist – in case they offend Muslims.So no mention of the Islamist fundamentalist Muslim terrorists who's victims are 84% Muslim. OK? You might upset the people they are most likely to kill.
An eight-page Whitehall guide lists words they should not use when talking about terrorism in public and gives politically correct alternatives.
They are told not to refer to Muslim extremism as it links Islam to violence. Instead, they are urged to talk about terrorism or violent extremism.
Fundamentalist and Jihadi are also banned because they make an “explicit link” between Muslims and terror.
Ministers should say criminals, murderers or thugs instead. Radicalisation must be called brainwashing and talking about moderate or radical Muslims is to be avoided as it “splits the community”.
Islamophobia is also out as it is received as “a slur that singles out Muslims”.
Friends with Benefits
(Minneapolis, Minnesota) According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, promiscuous sexual behavior euphemistically called "casual sex" and "friends with benefits" produces no adverse psychological or emotional consequences.
In other words, sleeping around is OK.
Marla E. Eisenberg (PhD) and her colleagues discuss the study in this month's issue of Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health. Over 1,300 young Minnesotans were surveyed and no evidence of psychological problems were found.
Arguably, it's a stretch to believe that the complex psychological and emotional well-being of a population can be easily discerned by a survey. After all, psychiatrists may analyze for years trying to unravel the psychological and emotional turmoil in one person's brain.
The Evil Genius of FOXNEWS
is shown here in this slide-show about Bra-Free Celebrities..
click for more nips!
Is it just me or does she seem cold?
POP QUIZ! What is the first rule of blogging?
American Jihadis in Pakistan Used YouTube, Facebook to Connect to al Qaeda
I know Barbarossa lays out the case that perhaps the five young (and sixth older) Americans arrested in Pakistan yesterday had been radicalized in their respected mosques. I don't mean to downplay that aspect of the story. But I think there's more to it here.
How did the men get in contact with an al Qaeda group in Pakistan?
"They are proudly saying they are here for jihad" or holy war, Anwar said.How easy is it to find al Qaeda and related groups on YouTube?
The men used the social networking site Facebook and the Internet video site YouTube to try to connect with extremist groups in Pakistan, said S.M. Imran Gardezi, the press minister at the Pakistani Embassy in Washington. When they arrived in Pakistan, they took that effort to the street.
YouTube Smackdown instructions here. I'm not sure what to do about jihadis on Facebook. Are there digital nukes yet?
UPDATE: Some reports claim that the five appeared in a "farewell video". The reports also say the videos weren't made public. But given that they used YouTube to connect with other extremists, doesn't it seem likely that they posted the video to YouTube?
If any one sees the video please let me know.
Look who's talking about extremism after six Americans arrested in Pakistan
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) held a press conference yesterday as reports indicated that six Americans (not five as originally reported, the additional sixth individual is the father of one of the five students captured at the same house) had been arrested in Pakistan. Some of the students' parents had contacted CAIR when it was discovered that they were gone and a "farewell" video had been prepared.
Speaking at the CAIR press conference yesterday was none other than Johari Abdul Malik of the Dar al-Hijrah mosque -- the same mosque where Ft Hood killer Maj. Nidal Hasan met Anwar al-Aulaqi, the al-Qaeda Yemeni-American cleric he was communicating with.
CNN reported this comment by Malik:
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik of the Coordinating Council of Muslim Organizations in the Washington area, said that while the five were active in their mosques, "From all of our interviews, there's been no sign that they were in any way outwardly radicalized ... there haven't been any reports that there was anything outwardly suspicious in their behavior."
Yes, I'm sure there was nothing suspicious to Malik in having Muslim American students traveling to Pakistan to train in terror camps and making "farewell" videos. In fact, Johari Abdul-Malik is a leading purveyor of extremism as well. For instance, take a listen to this audio clip from a sermon he gave at Dar al-Hijrah in 2004 (clip from the Investigative Project):
People even under the pressures that you and I know about, the deen of Islam is growing because people see even within all of this struggle it is better to be a Muslim under these conditions than to be a kaffir under any conditions... before Allah closes our eyes for the last time you will see Islam move from being the second largest religion in America-that's where we are now- to being the first religion in America.
Yes, no idea in the world where these guys might have been radicalized. Oh wait! Newsweek reports that at least one of the students attended Dar al-Hijrah. Imagine that.
Man Cuts Off Girlfriend's Nose In Denmark
he woman aged 22 was near death after a knife attack in the couple's apartment in Bispehaven in Hasle. Specialists at Aarhus University Hospital battled for hours to save her life after the knife-bestial violence Sunday 11th. October this year, and succeeded.Hat Tip: Sultan.
However, the woman's face as the leather, that not even the finest plastic surgery to correct the damage. Professionals who currently do not want the name in the newspaper, is pessimistic about the outcome. She never gets her old look back.
Her partner of Middle Eastern origin, fled after the bloody drama at noon. He rushed from the apartment and sat behind directed in his car and drove south. German police stopped him in the evening at a parking area in Hamburg. The 27-year-old made havoc on the spot and was charged with threats to bystanders.
Attempted Murder By Iranian Basiji?
No it's not. Obviously JPost gets this wrong. This is a Public Service Announcement from the Iranian Minister of Transportation, Cartography, & Herding, that states it is unsafe to carry passangers in the bed of moving pick up trucks as the driver can become distracted. Please review the video below.
If you listen closely, you can hear the passengers warning the driver of adjacent vehicles at which point the driver became distracted. Luckily no on was injured in this accident
American Seeking Jihad in Pakistan, "Just Normal Joe"
Again another demonstration that a radical Muslim bent on Jihad doesn't have to "appear radical".
Yahoo News: According to officials at CAIR, the five left the country at the end of November without telling their families.See just a normal Joe, a normal Joe who is directly connected to the al-Qaida terrorist network...
After the young men left, at least one phoned his family still claiming to be in the United States, but the caller ID information suggested they were overseas.
A Howard University spokesman confirmed Zamzam was a student there but declined further comment.
Samirah Ali, president of Howard University's Muslim Student Association, said the FBI contacted her last week about Zamzam, and told her he had been missing for a week. Ali said she's known Zamzam for three years and never suspected he would be involved in radical activities.
"He's a very nice guy, very cordial, very friendly," Ali said.
One of Zamzam's younger brothers, interviewed at the family's Alexandria, Va., apartment, said Zamzam has a 4.0 grade-point average.
"He's a good guy," the brother said, identifying himself only by a nickname, "Zam." "He's a normal Joe."
Usman Anwar, the local police chief in the eastern city of Sargodha, told The Associated Press that the five are "directly connected" to the al-Qaida terrorist network.These aren't the radical Jihadis you're looking for. You can go about your business, move along.
"They are proudly saying they are here for jihad" or holy war, Anwar said.
Good News: Drone Strike Kills Two Arab Terrorists in Waziristan
The bad news? Well their bodies were too torn apart to be sure WTF they were, if you want to consider that "bad news".
PESHAWAR: Two Arab nationals were killed in a missile strike on a car by the CIA-operated spy planes in Spalga village in North Waziristan on Tuesday morning.Sniff sniff, so sad.
A senior government official based in Miramshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, told The News by telephone that the drone fired two missiles on the car. He said two Arab nationals were travelling in the car when it was struck by the drone. Four drones were flying at the time of the attack over the area.
The Taliban sources also confirmed that both the men killed in the drone attack were foreigners and belonged to Saudi Arabia. Both of them had just left their homes and were on their way to the Afghan border, where they were supposed to meet their colleagues, the Taliban sources said.
They said the identity of the two ‘guest fighters’ could not be ascertained as their bodies had been blown apart.
South Korea Sending Troops To Afghanistan
Taliban: "You Bastards. Remember that thing we had from back then? You know, The Thing?"
From AP and Yahoo:
South Korea, a longtime U.S. ally, said it would send up to 350 troops next year to protect its civilian aid workers working in the province of Parwan, about 35 miles (60 kilometers) north of the Afghan capital of Kabul.
The Taliban claim, in a press release which I won't link because the Taliban sux, that part of the agreement in 2007 when South Korean hostages were release that South Korea would never send troops back to Afghanistan. Jawa covered the hostage situation and Korea's submission extensively in August of 2007 here, here, here, etc.
First, let me commend South Korea for making this decision. It is a tough sale so that means they have a set....now. Second, I thought it was humorous for the Taliban to claim that this decision is...
...act of clear violation of the commitment, and an irresponsible measure and violation, dealing a crushing blow at the credibility and reputation of this country....
I suggest that negotiating with terrorist and pulling out troops was pretty, dare I say, Spanish of them in the first place. Taliban commenting on reputation....solid!
Freaky Deaky Sign of the Apocalypse Really Failed Russian Missile Test?
Like I said in the comments section yesterday, I saw something similar once when I was a kid. I even thought it was a UFO. Freaked me out. But eventually the Air Force announce that they had been testing a missile out of Vandenberg over the Pacific Ocean.
So, this post by Closing Velocity makes a lot of sense. The failure of the rocket would explain why the Russians were denying it was one of theirs.
The Jihadist's Bargain
...Islam is a powerful magnet for the masses that are unable to deal with the uncertainties of life and death on their own. It is from this population, many already thoroughly indoctrinated from birth, that the majority of diehard jihadists emerge.
It is the bargain the jihadist makes. He surrenders totally to the religion of surrender in exchange for blanket security. Islam gives him all the answers he really seeks for dealing with this world and promises him a most lush and eternal paradise of Allah once he leaves it.
...In the monumental task of dealing with jihadism, every individual, group and government must combine their resources and energies to prevail. The destiny of the civilized life hangs in the balance. It is an unpardonable act of shirking responsibility for anyone to adopt the attitude of “let George do it.” George is you. George is I. George is every enlightened human being and organization that values human liberty and dignity.
Report: Chicago Man Was Preparing More Attacks Against Jews in India
It's DEBKA, but it sounds plausible given that a) Daood "David Headley" Gilani had laid the groundwork for the massacre at Mumbai's Chabad house; b) Instructions on "how to pray like a Jew" were found on Headley when he was arrested by the FBI; c) the initial complaint against Headley have conversations in which his handlers urge him to focus more on India than his own plans of attacking targets in Denmark.
It should be remembered that Headley's job with Lashkar-e-Toiba seemed to have been reconnaissance. The report is all the more troubling, if true, because what if the recon had already been done and the attacks already planned?
US and Indian security sources say the arrest of the Pakistan-born American David Coleman Headley in Chicago on suspicion of complicity in the Mumbai terrorist atrocity in Nov. 2008 found him fully prepared to mount a wave of attacks this month on Israeli El Al airline offices, synagogues and Chabad hospitality centers across India, DEBKAfile's counter-terror sources report.Thanks to Ronin.
A key figure in an al Qaeda-linked cell in Chicago, Headley changed his name from Daood Gilani to travel as an American without incurring suspicion. Four months after the Mumbai siege, in which 170 people lost their lives in including six Americans, he was back in India on the same mission as before: selecting targets, advance surveillance, laying in secret caches of explosives and firearms for the Lashkar e-Taibe operatives to pick up on the sites of attack, and determining their exit point.
What Happened To You al-Shabab....You Used To Be Cool?
I don't even know you anymore.
Harakat Al-shabab Mujhideen had issued a declaration forbidding to sell the drug leaves (kat)...
Drones, Drones, Drones!
Noah Shachtman has a lengthy report on how the CIA uses secret bases in an unnamed country in our air war against al Qaeda and the Taliban. Pretty awesome.
Muslims Account for 85 Percent of Casualties in Al-Qaeda Attacks
From Long War Journal
Al Qaeda's PR department has some splaining to do...heh
The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point recently released a stunning report which found that Muslims have accounted for 85 percent of the casualties from al Qaeda attacks between 2004-2008. Even more astounding, during the last two years of the study (2006-2008), the percentage of al Qaeda's Muslim victims skyrocketed to an almost-unbelievable 98 percent.
The report's findings decimate the claims made in 2007 by al Qaeda's second-in-command, Ayman al Zawahiri. More...
December 09, 2009
Join the Demonstration in Front of Yousef al-Khattab's House **Bumped**
We warned Joey after he came out supporting Nidal Hasan's massacre of American soldiers, the gloves are off. The Jewish Defense Organization plans to show up in front of his house in Queens. I don't know anything about these guys, but any one willing to take on Yousef al Khattab is alright in my book:
JDO has just launched a campaign to drive al-Khattab out of Queens! We have located this piece of dreck at 5411 Woodside Avenue Woodside, NY between 54th Street and 53rd Street.Contact JDO here for more info.
[Meet at 1 pm]
He is living under an assumed name in an illegal dwelling with other sympathetic Muslims. We are going to demonstrate there on SUNDAY DECEMBER 20, 2009 at 1PM. Subway take # 7 train to Woodside Station and walk the seven blocks to the headquarters of AL QAEDA in QUEENS.
CALL HIS LANDLORD MAMOON IQBAL 4 PETTIT CT DIX HILLS NY 631-353-9799 AND GET HIM EVICTED FROM THIS DUMP WITH many violations:
What can I say, I wish I could be there.
One thing, Yousef has a wife and kids. Make sure to leave them out of this. Of all of Yousef's victims I suspect they have it the worst.
Also, refrain from kicking his ass. Does he deserve it? Yes. But the last thing we need is a martyr.
UPDATE: The email I got was specific in saying this would be a PEACEFUL demonstration. There is no wink-wink code words here so don't read anything into this. In addition, Cindy emails with the following recommendations:
Some other things to consider:Seems about right, although I think no noise might be going too far. How about a reasonable level of noise?
1. Walk back and forth, but NO NOISE.
Noise can get the protesters arrested for disturbing the peace.
2. Don't walk on his landscaping.
He can say his landscaping was vandalized.
3. No threats or obscenities on the signs.
There may be some law violations and/or local ordinance violations.
4. If there are any protesters who are there to stir things up in a bad way;
ask them to leave.
UPDATE: Some more info from the organizers:
1. This particular rally will be loud-legal-lawful.
2. The chants will aimed at getting Khttab's neighbors who do not yet know who he is to find out and join us in the chant "Evict the Terrorist Now !". The signs will be clear that every patriotic American wants that Al Quida terrorist run out of Woodside after we demand his landlord evict him !
3. His wife and children are his victims and if they were their then JDO would tell them to leave Khattab and go back to their Jewish familiy in New York City. Guess what the wife and children are living in Morocco ! (Rusty: can't onfirm this, but it's plausible)
4. JDO welcomes any patriotic American Jew or non-Jew to that rally, and you don't have to be Jewish to hate Al Quida !! At the same time JDO has a goal and makes no bones about it to wake up Jews to stand up as one aginst those threatening terror against Jews, Israel or America. Khattab is threatening terror attacks on all 3 of them !
5 . The chanting and signs will mention all the assorted terror Khattab backs and its time the community of Woodside,Queens and New Yorl run him right out ! How by rallying with signs demanding the alndlord throw him out !
6. Many people do not know he uses that Al Quida pad as an headquaters for meetings, storing literature and doing various terror activities. It is Khattab's headquaters !
Abortion is Kind of Like Cutting Your Fingernails
Planned Parenthood encouraging women to have abortions on video because, hey, you know what, it's not biggie right?
Wow, That's Some Dangerous Maneuvers BlackHawk Dudes
This is some incredible footage of some Blackhawk helicopters inserting and picking up troops in the mountains of Afghanistan. The blur spots on the screen are there to hide the data contained on the heads up display that could give the location away.
New Obama Yard Signs Finally In
The Underwhelming Charges Against the Navy Seals
Wow, that's all they've got? Bob McCarty has the actual charge sheet. And for this, they're trying to ruin the careers of men who put their lives on the line.
Two Arabs killed in NWA drone attack
Another strike...big deal right?
Maybe not......its the amount of hardware used to kill those traveling in the targeted car... which makes me suspect a HVT was taken out.
PESHAWAR: Two Arab nationals were killed in a missile strike on a car by the CIA-operated spy planes in Spalga village in North Waziristan on Tuesday morning.Four to seven drones....they weren't hunting Al Qaeda grunts..
A senior government official based in Miramshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, told The News by telephone that the drone fired two missiles on the car. He said two Arab nationals were travelling in the car when it was struck by the drone. Four drones were flying at the time of the attack over the area.
The Taliban sources also confirmed that both the men killed in the drone attack were foreigners and belonged to Saudi Arabia. Both of them had just left their homes and were on their way to the Afghan border, where they were supposed to meet their colleagues, the Taliban sources said.
They said the identity of the two ‘guest fighters’ could not be ascertained as their bodies had been blown apart. A tribesman of Spalga village, Hafiz Rasool, told The News by telephone that the car was torn into pieces after being hit by the drone. The wreckage scattered in a wide area and same was the case with the two bodies.
ìAlmost an hour after the attack, the Taliban fighters, along with some villagers, came there and started collecting pieces of the bodies, risking their lives as the drones were still hovering over the area,î Rasool said.
He said four to seven US spy planes were flying over the Spalga village area, located eight kms east of Miramshah. ìSome of the planes were of white colour and others of black,î Rasool said.
Harry Reid Feels a Great Disturbance in the Force
Reid now says that not passing Obamacare would be like slavery plus the holocaust times the destruction of Alderaan.Heh!
A filibuster on Obamacare: like a million voices crying out in unison, then suddenly silenced.
Most Tasteless Christmas Gift Suggestion...Evah
Shake It! A GREAT CHRISTMAS GIFT!! BUY YOURS NOW BEFORE WE SELL OUT!!How dare they call it a "Christmas" gift instead of a "Holiday" gift? Don't little Muslims and Jews need to learn about reproduction too?
Come on SHAKE IT! You know you want to! A great visual for you teachers trying to explain the reproductive process. This globe is not only a teaching tool but a conversation piece as well. makes a great gift! Ages 13-99
"Charminghardnut", Others Convicted on Terror Charges in UK
Online he was known as "charminghardnut" -- you're welcome -- but in the meat world he was known Adam Khatib, a 23 year old a factory worker from east London. That nickname seems appropriate as Khatib is being sent to prison for his role in a plot to blow up transatlantic airlines. In prison he will undoubtedly use that nickname once more -- you're welcome, again.
His co-conspirators, Nabeel Hussain and Shamin Uddin, were also convicted on related charges.
"Khatib may not have been informed of the ultimate target, namely passenger aircraft... all that was required of him was an agreement to play his part in bringing about the murder of others."Three more in jail, many many more to go.
The court heard that Khatib had became fascinated by radical Islam as a teenager.
Signing one of his school assignments "Adam Osama Bin Laden," Khatib became a cause for concern to teachers worried about his increasingly extreme views, including anti-Semitic outbursts in the classroom.
After leaving school he befriended Ali, who is six years older. Ali egged on his younger charge and in June 2005 he took him to Pakistan. ...
They were there at the same time as Assad Sarwar, who is now serving a life sentence for his part as the chief bomb-maker in the conspiracy. Sarwar admitted learning to make bombs in Pakistan.
Soon after Ali and Khatib returned to the UK, the plot became operational...
At his home officers found jihadi videos including the recorded last will and testament of one of the 9/11 bombers.
Also, I just Googled "charminghardnut" and my eyes, they burn!
Thanks to Howie.
Case Against Christian Hotel Owners Dismissed
A devout Christian couple have been cleared of insulting a Muslim guest because of her faith.Finally, an offended Muslim doesn't get his way.
Benjamin and Sharon Vogelenzang were accused of launching a tirade against Ericka Tazi at the Bounty House Hotel in Aintree, Liverpool, in March.
The couple had denied using threatening, abusive or insulting words which were religiously aggravated.
...Explaining his reasons for dismissal, Judge Clancy said Mrs Tazi's claim that she was verbally attacked for up to an hour had not been backed up by the other witnesses.
He also said the language Mrs Tazi used in the exchange "did not quite form the same religious view" that was put to him on the stand.
Judge Clancy said: "I'm not satisfied on the facts that this case has been made out."
Yet More "News" On Where bin Laden May or Not Be
About the only thing "newsworthy" in this NBC report is that they find it credible enough to now report that bin Laden might be in Yemen (but probably not).
Either there, or somewhere near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. Maybe. Or not.
They even note that the last video we have of bin Laden was from 2007, and even that might have been from 2004. Meaning we have no idea whether or not he's even alive.
Which makes me wonder why "report" any of this at all? Slow news day? A rebuttal to some unreliable reports that bin Laden was spotted in Afghanistan? Or just a preemptive apology explaining away why his Messiahship is unable to deliver on a promise? After all, the reason we can't find bin Laden is because Bush took our eye off the ball.
UPDATE by Jane: but if you see him, let me know...
It Begins: Preparations Underway for Fortress Manhattan during 9/11 Terror Trials
The Blotter reports that Eric Holder is in New York helping set the ground for th trial of the century. There are also rumors that a grand jury is already hearing testimony against the conspirators.
There are many reasons why the 9/11 trials shouldn't be held in New York City. This has to be right near the top:
Elements of the security plan are already in effect, and it is expected to draw heavily from the resources of the counter terrorism and intelligence divisions that the NYPD beefed up after the 9/11 attacks, committing more than 1,000 officers and analysts to the effort. The security plans also contains details like sniper teams, heavy weapons deployments, barricades, traffic diversions and the use of undercover officers and surveillance measures. ...With all the added security making Manhattan a fortress for the trials, only one thing is missing.
New York Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly stated Tuesday that the security plan will cost far more than the $75 million that Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., presented at a Senate hearing last month.
Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Browne told ABC News, "That $75 million was a preliminary, back of the envelope estimate. It is expected to cost significantly more."
Proof Obama is Messiah as Freaky Celestial Display Appears in Norway
This gathering in Oslo to worship Obama is beginning to make sense now:
A mysterious light display appearing over Norway last night has left thousands of residents in the north of the country baffled...The "Prince of Peace" indeed.
The phenomenon began when what appeared to be a blue light seemed to soar up from behind a mountain. It stopped mid-air, then began to circulate....
Within seconds a giant spiral had covered the entire sky. Then a green-blue beam of light shot out from its centre - lasting for ten to twelve minutes before disappearing completely.
The mystery deepened tonight as Russia denied it had been conducting missile tests in the area.
Here's a video.
We have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.....
and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where [he] was.
UPDATE: Actual photo found.
I knew it!
Global Warmist Says "Stop Washing"
(Edinburgh, Scotland) World-renowned climate scientist David Reay (PhD), Senior Lecturer on Carbon Management at Edinburgh University, wrote a piece for New Scientist magazine in which he describes "eco-crimes" committed by the public.
Foremost on Dr. Reay's list of eco-crimes are (1)washing and (2)drinking coffee. By far, Reay contends that the practice within Western society of frequently bathing and showering while repeatedly laundering and drying clothing are the biggest contributors to excessive carbon emissions by the public. A distant second is the Westerners' habit of drinking coffee.
Dr. Reay bases his assertions on the amount of electricity needed for the washing processes (heating and pumping water plus drying clothes) assuming that the electricity is produced by coal or oil generating plants. Reay strongly emphasizes that Westerners wash too much.
Regarding coffee, Dr. Reay contends the habit is an energy hog in the manufacture of coffee filters, cups, machines and actual production of roast ground coffee beans. He recommends that people choose instant coffee over brewed since less energy is required to prepare.
Offhand, I'd guess that Dr. Reay is not a coffee drinker and he probably has to do his own laundry. In any event, he's absolutely convinced that global warming is your fault. (More ....)
Treating the Military like the Police
Uncle Jimbo has an editorial up at the Washington Times lamenting this. I agree.
Five Americans Detained in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD – Pakistani police said they arrested five U.S. citizens Wednesday in a raid in the east of the country, but declined to give a reason for the detentions.One to watch....
The men were picked up at a house in Sarghoda in Punjab province, police officer Tahir Gujjar said.
He said three of the men are of Pakistani descent, one is of Egyptian descent and the other is of Yemeni heritage.
Update: It appears these may be the DC area men the FBI has been trying to locate.
A Pakistani newspaper reports the arrest of five foreign nationals after a raid in a town called Sargodha. The raid took place at the home of a member of the Jaish-e-Muhammad, a Pakistani movement designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Treasury Department in 2001.Read more here.
According to the report, "The DPO told that these people had been living in Sargodha since Nov 30 and it was quite a possibility that they were engaged in acts of terrorism." It names the five as Ahmed Abdullah, Waqar Hassan Khan, Eman Hassan, Yasir and Rami Zamzam and describes them as two Yemenis, an Egyptian, a Swede and a U.S.-born Pakistani.
December 8: Federal investigators are searching for a Howard University dental student and four other missing Muslim men reported missing from the Washington, D.C. area, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned. There is concern they may have been sent abroad to train for jihad. The five were last seen November 29.
Hat Tip: Dinah.
AQIM Says: Look At My Girthy Balls
This from al-Jazeera:
A spokesman claiming to represent al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has claimed responsibility for the kidnappings last month of four Europeans in Mali and Mauritania.
The brave Mujis must have waded through a hail of gunfire to be able to get these prized possessions.
Two units of the valiant mujahedeen managed to kidnap four Europeans in two distinct operations: the first in Mali where Frenchman Pierre Camatte was seized on November 25, and the second in Mauritania where three Spaniards were held on November 29
I assume these Europeans, probably evil Zionist Jews, were their to train the government armies in anti-terrorism tactics in the regions efforts to defeat AQIM. No? Volunteers delivering humanitarian aid? Oh.
Impressive AQIM. Real impressive. Now everyone hold your index fingers and thumbs together in the shape of a diamond and say it with me.
I wish the best for the hostages.
Greyrooster is Banned (for the umpteenth time)
If you see Greyrooster in the comments spouting racist remarks please bring them to my attention. Thank you.
I blog in my spare time so I don't really have the time to patrol the comments section. I've unsuccessfully banned Greyrooster a number of times to no avail, so pretty much just gave up on it. But I'm going to put more of an effort into it. At least, that's the plan.
UPDATE: Just to make this clear, I'm banning Greyrooster for racist remarks. And I don't mean "racist" in the CJ sense of the word. I mean actual despicable racism.
I use the ban button very sparingly. I allow all sort of dissent, bad language, opposing viewpoints, etc. But the longer I let racist remarks go unchecked the less interesting the comments section is becoming.
If Greyrooster wants to come back under another name and he drops the racism then he's welcome any time.
UPDATE: From Greyrooster's comment he left on this thread, but which won't appear now because he's banned:
Damn it. I'm a racist. I keep telling everyone that. What's the problem with being a racist. 90% of blacks are racists. What is the problem with a white man being a racist to. Unfair, Unfair, us racists demand equality. We should have equal time on NBC, CNN, ABC. Rev Wright gets his time. He's not only a racist but he hates AmericaKKK. Louis Farrakhan is a racist. He claims white men are devils. He gets his prime time TV exposure. Rusty is unfair to racists. Black muslims are racists yet Rusty doesn't ban them.Well, there you go. You're in good company Greyrooster. You, Farrakhan, and Rev. Wright should get together someday and discuss why it isn't fair that racism is considered bad.
New Evidence of Saddam Terror Ties?
Ryan Mauro lays out the case that the Saddam Hussein regime did, in fact, work with al Qaeda at times. I'm skeptical but am willing to be schooled in the subject.
Even if high level Baathists did at times talk to al Qaeda or took no action against them I'm not sure that that level of involvement is worse than, say, the Pakaistanis with any number of terrorist organizations. The Pakistanis have nuclear weapons and we are not likely to see them giving them to Lashkar-e-Toiba.
What can't be denied, though, is that the Baathist regime itself was one massive terrorist organization. Also, no one denies they supported other terrorist organizations.
As for the alleged cooperation between former Baathists and al Qaeda as evidence that the two could have cooperated prior to the invasion there is plenty of evidence that the Arab fascists did ally themselves with the Sunni Islamofascists for a time after the invasion. However, as the Awakening Movement showed, those alliances are usually fleeting. The movement itself tracing its roots to the assassination by al Qaeda of a tribal leader who was also involved with the 1920s Revolution Brigade.
But, go check out Ryan's analysis here and decide for yourself.
Taliban Encourage Home Schooling
The Taliban's 'Safe School' Czar, Hedup Myas, issued a press release today, carried by Yahoo News, saying that many of the schools located in NW Frontier Providence are not structurally sound. As a precaution for the "safety of those cute muddly-wuddleys", the Taliban are directing families to keep their children home and encourage them "to bask in the glowing glow of JihadTube's glow".
Expanding on the faulty structural issue, Hedup had this to say, "I mean really, what kind of school can't take a couple hundred sticks of dynamite? We will get to the bottom of this...We're here, it was Blackwater's poor construction techniques."
Also, in a surprise outreach to Washington, Hedup Myas congratulated his American counterpart by saying, "Dude seriously, Fisting Kits, awesome. I also heart little boys....could we get some of them there kits?"
Sen Hatch Writes Hanukkah Song
The Beast of Kandahar...America's stealth drone
Ronin also posted about the Beast of Kandahar when the pic was first released.
Fallen Lakewood Police Officers Honored at Memorial Service in Tacoma
Very sad day.
h/t Dave In Texas at Ace's.
Arrests Made in Lakewood Cop Killing
Cop Killer Maurice Clemmons is Dead
Cop Killing Bastage is on the Loose
Slain Lakewood Police Officers
Terrorism in Washington: Four Police Officers Murdered (Updated)
CBN reports on extremist speaker lecturing on Islam to deploying Ft Hood troops
Following up on our report last week about Louay Safi, who wrote a book that includes justifications for "preemptive strikes" against Allah's enemies, speaking at Ft Hood to troops about to deploy to Afghanistan comes this report by Erick Stakelbeck at CBN News:
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. military is facing criticism for bringing a controversial Islamic speaker to Fort Hood.
The criticism comes just one month after a radical Muslim's shooting spree at the fort that killed 13 soldiers.
Dr. Louay Safi lectured on Islam last week to U.S. troops about to deploy to Afghanistan. He is a top official for the Islamic Society of North America, or ISNA.
In 2007, the group was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorism financing trial in U.S. history. Evidence introduced at that trial showed that ISNA is closely tied to the Muslim Brotherhood. The brotherhood is a global Islamic jihadist movement that laid the foundation for groups like al Qaeda and Hamas.
Dr. Safi has also worked for a Saudi-funded organization called the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The group has been on the radar screen of federal investigators for years. But Safi's radical ties don't end there.
In 1995, he was recorded on an FBI wiretap talking to convicted Palestinian terrorist Sami al-Arian.
So how was Safi chosen to lecture at Fort Hood? A spokesman for the Army base told CBN News that "Safi was one of the faculty members during a seminar about Islam for the Army's 135th expeditionary unit. He said speakers are invited based on learning objectives, audience experience, and availability. The spokesman added that "organizers of the seminar were not aware of Safi's alleged association, but have had no issues or concerns over his presentations nor has any unit raised any."
However, those associations are not just alleged. They are concrete and all of them are readily available to the public just by doing a simple Google search on the Internet.
Breaking: FBI investigating 5 "missing" Muslim students from DC --UPDATED--
From Fox News:
The FBI is searching for five "missing students" from the Washington, D.C., area who may have gone overseas, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Families of the missing men "raised concerns" with the FBI, which has launched an investigation into the matter, the source said.
The source said agents from the FBI's Washington field office have been interviewing family members, friends and others who may know where the five students went, and how they got there.
"It's a concern," the source said of the missing men.
It is believed the men are Muslim. Asked whether the men may have gone overseas to join a terrorist group, the source didn't answer.
The FBI in Minneapolis has been grappling with a possibly similar situation for more than a year.
Since late 2007 nearly 20 young men from the Minneapolis area have left their homes to join an Al Qaeda-linked group in Somalia. Like the latest situation in the nation's capital, the Minnesota men's families were the first to bring the issue to authorities' attention.
The FBI investigation in Minneapolis has resulted in several indictments and terrorism-related charges, but many of those charged are still overseas.
UPDATE: The Investigative Project on Terrorism has more:
Federal investigators are searching for a Howard University dental student and four other missing Muslim men reported missing from the Washington, D.C. area, the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) has learned. There is concern they may have been sent abroad to train for jihad. The five were last seen November 29.
The identities of two of the missing men, Howard student Ramy Zamzam and Waqar Khan, have been mentioned in online postings, including a Facebook page that was set up Monday for friends to offer their support. Some of those pages, however, appear restricted to friends and associates.
It is not clear where the men are believed to have gone, but an informed source told the IPT that at least one left behind a farewell video.
According to the Facebook and Twitter postings, Zamzam is among the missing. He has been active in the Muslim Students Association, serving as president of the MSA DC Council. A Howard University spokeswoman has not responded to questions from the IPT.
A Muslim Student Association president. Hmmm...where have I heard that before? Oh, that's right, Alabama jihadist Abu Monsour Al-Amriki (aka Omar Hammimi), who was MSA president at the University of South Alabama and is now an active trainer with the Somali branch of Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabaab. And lets not forget Syed Maaz Shah, who was convicted of participating in firearms training sessions with members of the "Houston Taliban", who was also the president of the Univ. of Texas-Dallas MSA.
December 08, 2009
You Just Don't Mess With Someone Who Faced Down Three Tanks With A Bazooka
Barfoot won the Medal of Honor for actions while his platoon was under German assault near Carano, Italy, in May 1944. He was credited with standing up to three German tanks with a bazooka and stopping their advance.
He also won the Purple Heart and other decorations, and served in Korea and Vietnam before retiring from the service in 1974.
I'd link to our previous Jawa posts on this story if I could find the damn things.
Anyway, good on ya, Col. Barfoot. You more than earned the right to fly the flag any damn place you please.
Somali suicide bomber grew up in Denmark
Rahm at Terror Free Somalia directs us to this report from a Danish newspaper that the Somali suicide bomber who last week dressed up as a woman and detonated his bomb in a medical student graduation ceremony attended by top Somali government officials (three of which were killed) had in fact grew up in Denmark where he presumably was recruited:
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service says that the man behind the recent suicide bomb in Mogadishu may have lived in Denmark.
The suicide bomber who killed 22 people in Mogadishu last week probably grew up in Denmark, according to the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET).
The attack took place last Thursday during a ceremony for new doctors in the Somali capital. More than 60 were wounded and 22 killed, including three of Somalia’s ministers.
Although the identity of the suicide bomber has not been finally determined, PET says the man is a Somali national who has probably previously lived in Denmark.
According to Politiken.dk’s information, the man is in his late 20s and had lived in Denmark from the age of five.
Reports on TV2 suggest that the man has lived in the Copenhagen region and that both of his parents are Danish nationals. He travelled to Somalia 18 months ago with his wife and child.
Comment Fail II
On this post.
Poopsicle So, a site admin can control the ads that pop up on their site? Gee... that's news to me...
In this case, dummy, that's a Blogad. The site admin has to approve Blogads. Had it been a Google Adsense ad or something like that then it is random. Which is why the Google Adsense ads here don't necessarily reflect the views of the authors.
Do your homework, moron.
Yes, the Terrorists Really do YouTube
More on the YouTube Jihad by StarCMC.
It's just one example, but note how the jihobbyists (I'm trying the word on for size to see how it fits) use YouTube to embed terrorist propaganda videos on radical Islamist websites. That is, those watching these videos are not simply casual observers who accidentally run across them, they are most likely active supporters of violent jihad viewing them in the context of moral support from other active supporters. This, in turn, makes those viewing far more likely to embark on the path of actual jihad. Which makes YouTube's complacency all the more disgusting.
American, Arab Terrorists Arrested in Copenhagen (UPDATE: False Alarm)
Astute Blogger emails with the news that five people have been arrested in Copenhagen, Denmark for alleged "terrorist" activities. It's not clear whether these are eco-terrorists or Islamist terrorists. The only news reports that I can find are in Danish.
A Google translation indicates that one of the men arrested was an American citizen wanted on an international warrant for terrorist activities. Again, my first inclination would be to think eco-terrorism. There are a lot of crazies in Copenhagen right now.
But, the two men arrested with him were of Arab origin. There are Arab Greenpeace members, but as Astute Blogger notes:
A sucdcessful attack upon COP15 would be a wet dream come true for al Qaeda.Indeed.
Two more women were picked up later, no note on their nationality.
If you see some English language reports on this giving more detail let me know.
UPDATE: The American arrested also appears to be of Arab descent.
UPDATE: Apparently they took the guys in, ran some prints, and the American wasn't the terrorist who the police thought he was. All of the suspects have been released.
Evil Juice Send Miky, the Bomb Sniffing Dog, to Montana
Infiltrate Montana by a dog that understands Hebrew only, is their no end to what the evil jooooooos will do?!?!?!?!
Teaser, via Eye On The World
“I’m Officer John Fosket of the Helena Police,” he said. “This is Miky, our security dog. Do you mind if I ask you a few questions?”Follow the link to read the outcome, and be careful, the blog is part of the International Zionist Web
Miky, pronounced Mikey, is in a Diaspora of his own. He was born in an animal shelter in Holland and shipped as a puppy to Israel, where he was trained by the Israeli Defense Forces to sniff out explosives. Then one day, Miky got a plane ticket to America. Rather than spend the standard $20,000 on a bomb dog, the Helena Police Department had shopped around and discovered that it could import a surplus bomb dog from the Israeli forces for the price of the flight. So Miky came to his new home in Helena, to join the police force.
The problem, the officer explained, was that Miky had been trained entirely in Hebrew. more
I just call them "dead meat"
Or bitch -- as in prison bitch. Either way. But I like dead meat better. It's more, um, hopeful that way.
--The post in which I chime in on whether or not using the term jihobbyist is helpful or if its a misnomer downplaying the serious threat the eHadis pose and in which I gloat that my anonymity allows me to say what every one else is really thinking but can't for fear of academic reprisals.
But seriously, I just want them dead. Or in jail. Preferably dead. Hey, I can dream can't I?
Update from the Old Man, quoting Michael Innes:
In real world CT and COIN operations, this is what counts: neutralizing an email account or zapping an avatar can be useful, but the point is to locate and arrest/capture or kill the user.
Britain: Insulting Islam and Prophet Mohammed is a No No
Christian hotel owners Ben and Sharon Vogelenzang are in deep dodo for allegedly describing Mohammed as a warlord. Adding insult to injury they described the burqa as bondage.
Oh the horror
Seriously, they are on trial for this. Follow link to read the rest.
He's Alive: Sammy Lives (and bin Laden on Taliban Video)
Samir's blog suddenly came back to life yesterday after nearly a month of silence. Still no word from Samir as he leaves the dirty work to his co-blogger "tarbiya".
The latest post? A statement from Azam Tariq, the spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban blaming someone (anyone!) else for the recent bombings. In fact, it's the Pakistani government bombing the, um, Pakistani government to make the Taliban look bad they claim.
And a special note to the White House that has been busy trying to sell the idea that there are important differences between the "Taliban" and "al Qaeda", this image from a special you-know-who is from the official Taliban video message from the leader of the Pakistani Taliban:
I'll also make the note that the Taliban video was released by as-Sahab, al Qaeda's official production arm not the Taliban's.
To recap: A video of the Taliban spokesman distributed by al Qaeda and featuring an image and statement from Osama bin Laden.
Whatever distinction the fantasists at the State Department wish to make in order to minimize the Islamist threat need to end here. There is an organizational distinction between the Taliban and al Qaeda. But so what? There is an organizational difference between the Navy and the Air Force.
As far as goals, means, and methods are concerned there is no difference between al Qaeda and the Taliban. Al Qada's goal is to defeat the US so we will leave Muslim countries, not so they can rule but so that people like the Taliban can rule. And the Taliban wish to defeat the US so that they can rule by the dictates of Sharia law and then help groups like al Qaeda "liberate" other Muslim lands.
Those who wish to think we can defeat al Qaeda without defeating the Taliban are living on wishful thinking and nothing else.
Thanks to Stable Hand.
Huffo Reader Jumps Ship
Maybe the initial illuminating moment came when I learned that Tom Hayden, the anti-Vietnam war activist, had removed the Obama bumper sticker from his car. All I know is that I can hardly stand reading the Huffington Post these days.Oh well, at least he wasn't offended by the boobie posts.
Muslim at Muslim Day DC, "We Kill for Everything"
In an interview about Sharia law a Muslim when asked about the death penalty for homosexuality and apostasy downplays the "death part" with the argument, "We kill for everything".
Well, at least he's honest, see around 3:40.
Hat Tip: Shona.
Another Drone Attack In Pakistan
Haven't heard about one of these in a while. Good to hear the strikes are still in the playbook.
A missile strike from a US drone aircraft killed three suspected militants in Pakistan's lawless northwest tribal belt early Tuesday, security and intelligence officials said.
"The three people killed in the attack were militants but as yet their identity is not confirmed," an intelligence official told AFP. "The moment the car left a house, it was hit by two missiles."
We'll keep our ears open for the identity of the freshly-made shredded pork sammich.
As War in Yemen Rages, Political Prisoners Languish
As the state of Yemen "teeters on the brink of failure", the government of Yemen is scrambling to hide the unprecedented humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Sa'ada War.
Hundreds of thousands are displaced, starving and beyond the reach of aid groups. Food, water and medicine in the region are under government blockade and at critical levels. Military bombing is indiscriminate and targets inhabited homes, villages, cities as well as rebel hideouts in the mountains.
As a result of the regime's desperate attempts to limit news reporting, citizens through out Yemen are subject to state violence, intimidation and arbitrary arrests.
Journalists are a frequent target. The independent News Yemen website was hacked in December. “According to the sites US hosting company, the IP of the hacker traces back to the director of the Internet Department in the Ministry of Telecommunication,” a News Yemen statement read.
Activist Amal Basha of the Arab Sisters Forum is another victim on the front lines of truth. Her office was ransacked and the brakes lines on her car cut in an assassination attempt. The editor of al Needa newspaper, Sami Ghalib, and several other journalists are scheduled in court within weeks on trumped up charges.
Journalist Mohammed al Maqaleh was kidnapped off a Sana’a street in September by Yemeni security forces and hasn't been heard from since. Al Maqaleh is the editor of the Yemeni Socialists Party’s website, al Eshrtaki. A day earlier al Maqaleh published news of a military massacre of 87 civilians, bombed in an open field by Yemeni war planes. Graphic photos at al Eshtraki showed mangled children and bodies strewn across a sandy plain. This, along with a military bombing raid on a refugee camp days later, prompted the UN to call for an investigation into the air raids.
The enforced disappearance of Mohammed al Maqaleh is not just official retribution for writing the truth, but also a tactic of intimidation directed Yemen’s vibrant community of journalist and activists. Similarly in late August, the Yemeni government kidnapped a UN employee who is still in prison without charges.
In a pattern all too familiar, Yemeni security forces burst into Waleed Sharafuddin’s home in August, confiscated his computer and other electronics and dragged him off to an unknown destination. The officers are thought to be from the National Security Organization, an intelligence service behind many of the extra judicial attacks on activists and journalists, but declined to identify themselves or give any information to Mr. Sharafuddin’s family. For months, Sharafuddin's family was in the dark and it was November before they were allowed to visit him.
A 2008 report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) described the “the ease and impunity with which security forces arbitrarily arrest and sometimes "disappear" persons.” HRW cataloged the victims of arbitrary arrests related to the Sa’ada War as follows:
Those arbitrarily arrested included a wide range of persons, including many who were not actively participating in hostilities against government forces. They can be grouped into three categories. First are persons effectively held hostage to pressure a wanted family member to surrender or end their human rights activities. Second are Hashemites, adherents of Zaidi Shi'ism who may have been targeted by the security forces on the basis of their religious activism. Third are Zaidis going to or returning from areas of recent fighting between the army and Huthi rebels, or who are otherwise suspected of sympathizing with them. A new and separate category which has emerged over the past two years is that of persons arbitrarily arrested for publishing information about the armed conflict, including journalists and website writers.
Waleed Sharafuddin is a Zaidi and subject to government targeting solely because of his religious identity. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of Yemenis including children are in prison because of their religious affiliation.
Sharafuddin is thought to have been "disappeared" because of his job as a UN accountant. It is likely that Yemeni security officials have interrogated Waleed about UN personnel and activities in Yemen. The UN has made no public statement to date about his disappearance.
A day before his kidnapping, the UN's Sana'a office issued a situation report highlighting the ever-worsening conditions for “150,000 internally displaced persons (IDP) and tens of thousands of people indirectly affected by the (Sa'ada War),” and appealing to the government to allow access for the war refugees is to prevent the humanitarian situation from deteriorating further.
Intimidation of international organizations is nothing new. The Yemeni Health Ministry threatened to expel Oxfam from the country because “they cry in their statements to the media over things they did not see," the quasi-governmental Yemen Observer reported.
Oxfam had warned of "another humanitarian catastrophe of terrifying proportions unfolding as the world watches from the sidelines." The organization, which relies on the Yemeni government’s approval for its life saving work, has been conspicuously silent since the threat.
Sharafuddin's family wasn't able to visit him until November 18, after he was moved from the National Security to the Political Security prison. There are no charges; the man is innocent of all wrongdoing. He is a political prisoner among thousands. And the story gets worse.
During a December protest to highlight Sharafuddin's arbitrary arrest and illegal detention, his wife Alia Al Wazir was beaten by security forces. The Yemen Center for Human Rights described the "blatant attack by the security forces” during a protest by women on the first day of Eid in front of a mosque in Sana’a.
Ms. Al wazir “beaten and directly assaulted” and suffered “cuts and bruises to her face and the rest of her body.” The Center, in letters to the Attorney General and the Interior Minister, called for an investigation into Alia Al wazir's beating and to bring the perpetrators of this crime to trial to receive just punishment. Her husband remains incarcerated.
Earlier profile, August 30: Yemen Arrests UN Employee after Report on Humanitarian Crisis
Sandcrawler PSA Just Take A Minute
On the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's murder to remember that John would have been against senseless killing.
Zo: Save the Planet, Hold Your Breath... Liberals first!
al-Qaeda Type Bombing in Baghdad
A series of car bombings has killed at least 127 people and wounded 448 in the centre of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.sow how did AQI seek to make its politcal point? The same old way they always do, murdering people Muslim people.
The first blast targeted a police patrol in the Dora district of the city. Four others occurred near official buildings within minutes.
Veteran politician Mowaffaq al-Rubaie, an ex-national security adviser, blamed al-Qaeda militants for the attacks.
He told the BBC their aim was to destabilise the country ahead of general elections due in March.
"Al-Qaeda has been active in Baghdad recently," Mr Rubaie said.
"The aim is to show the government is unable to protect civilians and its own people and also to deter people from going to ballot boxes."
Survivor Ahmed Jabbar, emerging from a damaged ministry building, told the Associated Press news agency: "What crime have we committed? Children and women were buried under debris."
Paramedics Called to Tiger Woods Home Again
This time they took a blond woman into the hospital. I saw the video on my local station. It appeared to me to be Mrs. Woods.
Since my last post on Woods where I gave him some benefit of the doubt.
er, uh, wrong.
This is getting very costly very quickly. Sad.
People are sending me photoshops, I'm not running them. Its kinda went beyond funny methinks.
Man Throws Tomatoes at Sarah Palin, Hits Policeman Instead
Jeremy Olson, 33, allegedly threw two tomatoes from the second balcony, however did not come close to hitting Palin.
Bloomington Police report that Bloomington Commander Mark Stehlik was struck in the face with one of the tomatoes and may face charges for assaulting a police officer. Olson was booked at the Bloomington jail. He was arrested for suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct.
Caption Contest anyone?
Interview With Passenger on Flight 297
Reporter: Just the fact that they were walking around interacting
Brent: Walking around, refusing to cooperate, you got to stay in your seat when you taxi out. Using electronic devices , um, we can argue whether that's a real issue in a flight take off. But that's a rule, an FAA rule they have to contend with. And they were obviously refusing with that. And uh, so when the pilot turned the plane around, not only was I not surprised, I was proud that he had made that effort to secure the cabin.
December 07, 2009
He's In It For The Money
How dumb is Charles "Global Warming Will Kill Us All" Johnson? This dumb:
That Blogad goes to this anti-Cap and Tax website.
Yeah, that's some honesty and integrity from the left for ya. Chuck, those of us on the right are extremely glad you broke with us. You can't buy that kind of stupid outside of DU or Kos these days.
Had I known I was going to be two feet away from Jonathan "Hit Piece" Martin, he might have done Hardball in a higher pitched voice.
His first question to the lady behind us that he "interviewed" was "who did you vote for?" After he was gone, I told her her answer should have been "you tell me first who YOU voted for?"
Also, and you will love this. He didn't identify himself as Jonathan "Hit Piece" Martin. He merely said he was a "reporter from Washington, D.C."
Anyway, here's a nice slideshow of the event. If you look close at one of the pictures, you'll see my wife's arm.
"Santa Claus is Coming Out"
Obama Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings linked GLSEN is hosting a fundraiser in NYC
NEW YORK CITY: Join GLSEN December 8th, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. for a benefit evening of festivities and entertainment with Santa Claus Is Coming Out, an Off Broadway show written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon, and directed by Joe Brancato..."Hearty Chuckles"?, I think not...just disgust.
Santa Claus Is Coming Out is a Santa story like you've never heard before. Developed at Penguin Rep Theatre, this mock-u-mentary follows Santa in his heartfelt struggle to reconcile his romantic relationship with Italian toy maker Giovanni Geppetto, and he better think of something fast because Christmas is just around the corner! Garnered to induce plenty of hearty chuckles, this clever Santa story is sure to leave you with a new found appreciation for the cheery, snowy-bearded icon.
Muslim Day at the US Capitol: Don't ask any questions, dirty kuffar
Racism, sexism, religious bigotry - all on display at the recent Muslim Day at the U.S. Capitol. And stop asking questions, you dirty kuffar! Yes, this might be public property, but you don't have any rights, dhimmi, when Islam is in da house. Just think of the equality and justice that Islam will bring!
A video worth watching in full. Intriguing insights into a dominant male Islamic theocracy where where men are intimidating and threatening and where women are segregated, submissive, and subjugated. And dhimmis have no rights.
Iran Has Proof US Blocking Return of Messiah or Something
Wow, is this guy an idiot or what?
“We have documented proof that they believe that a descendant of the prophet of Islam will raise in these parts and he will dry the roots of all injustice in the world,” Ahmadinejad said during a speech on Monday, according to Al Arabiya.Thanks to Jimmy.
"They have devised all these plans to prevent the coming of the Hidden Imam because they know that the Iranian nation is the one that will prepare the grounds for his coming and will be the supporters of his rule," Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying.
Obama Czar's Org Talks About Fisting and Whether to Spit or Swallow to 14 Year Olds
But, you know, it's not about sex. It's about tolerance.
Now that you've already approved of a fist in there I wonder how you'll tolerate my foot?
Another Example of Good Gun Control
A woman is trapped in her home while and intruder attempts to enter. According to both the victim and the 911 dispatchers he was, "crazy".
After repeated attempts to get the police on site the intruder finally breaks through her windows and she fires one shot. Killing