January 31, 2010

Mark Thiessen: "Courting Disaster"

Interesting interview.

Christiane Amanpour is such a beotch.

h/t damn forgot, but you were h/t'd

By Stable Hand at 11:32 PM | Comments |

Arianna Huffington VS Roger Ailes

Ailes got the last "laugh".

Via The Right Scoop

h/t HA headline link thingy

By Stable Hand at 09:08 PM | Comments |

Egypt Thwarts Terrorist Plot To Attack Israeli's At Grave Of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira

They were also planning to blow up American ships in the Suez Canal.

Via Haaretz

Egyptian security forces arrested 23 Egyptians suspected of belonging to a radical Muslim terror group that was planning to attack Jewish worshipers during a pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, who is buried in the Egyptian city of Damanhur, the security forces announced over the weekend.

The suspects, some of whom were arrested several weeks ago, are also accused of planning to blow up American ships in the Suez Canal and carry out terror attacks in Egypt. They are also accused of planning to cripple major banks in Cairo and Alexandria

Various reports indicate that the suspects were caught with a large weapons cache, including warheads for Qassam rockets manufactured by Hamas. Egyptian security forces say they set up training camps where they practiced using explosives.

ROPMA!

By Stable Hand at 07:51 PM | Comments |

Storing Bombs Inside Bodies


Watch CBS News Videos Online

Hmmmmm, nothing to see here move along..

By Stable Hand at 06:37 PM | Comments |

People In Orange Jumpsuits Show The World How Silly They Look

Such annoying voice "we remember you".....

By Stable Hand at 05:43 PM | Comments |

Just a Reminder: Democrats Still Trying to Pass ObamaCare with Public Option

They WILL force themselves and their power-lusting "governance" upon the nation, whether you want it or not.

Because you idiots and teabaggers just don't know what's good for you. They do.

So shut up and bend over. Call you Congressman and let them know how you feel. Not that they're paying attention.

By Good Lt. at 05:11 PM | Comments |

PETA Gets Pie in the Face

(St. John's, N.L.) The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently protested seal hunting by hitting Canada's Fisheries Minister Gail Shea in the face with a pie.

In response, a seal hunt supporter retaliated with a pie to the face of a female PETA protester waiting for the arrival of Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday.

I sense a bit of schadenfreude. (More ....)

By at 02:53 PM | Comments |

"Organizing for Obama" Cult Propaganda Passed Out in Public High Schools?

If it's not a prank, it's very disturbing.

Funny. I don't recall the "Organizing for Bush" program, nor do I recall its propaganda being passed out by teachers in public schools in an effort to "get 'em while they're young."

Any Obamabots want to explain how this kind of thing uncovered by Pam at Atlas Shrugs is really a non-issue and that it should continue? I'd love to hear more explanations from the supporters of America's worst President of why this creepy cultish nonsense has any place in the public education system.

Let's hear it. I'm sure their is a "good explanation" for government-sanctioned cult worship of the Dear Leader.

By Good Lt. at 11:53 AM | Comments |

Teh Funny

Hat Tip: Hot Air Punditt\, thanks to Kim.

By Howie at 10:16 AM | Comments |

Imperial Good News: Hakimullah Mehsud is Dead After All

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FOXNEWS:
The head of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed in a U.S. drone attack, Pakistan state television reported Sunday.

A tribal elder told the AP that he attended Mehsud's funeral in the Mamuzai area of Orakzai on Thursday. He said Mehsud was buried in Mamuzai graveyard after he died at his in-laws' home. The elder spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution from the Taliban.

Mehsud issued two audio tapes after the strike denying the rumors. But Pakistani intelligence officials told the AP on Sunday that they have confirmation that the Taliban chief's legs and abdomen were wounded in the strike.

Hooray!

Update: 02/01/10. Long war journal has more here.

Rumors that the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan has been killed in a US airstrike have resurfaced in the Pakistani press. But the Taliban have denied the reports and the Pakistani Army and US intelligence officials have no indication that he was killed.
Well bill, can we not have dreams? And why are you always crushing them? ;)

By Howie at 09:51 AM | Comments |

Maksim Flight of The Bumble Bee

Don't look at me, Good Lt. started it.

Srzly, this is one of my favorites...Rak Man, (Rachmaninoff) as my music teacher called him.

By Stable Hand at 01:01 AM | Comments |

January 30, 2010

Antisemitism on Jihad Tube By User jihano02? Nah

This background image doesn't show antisemitism, does it?


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I had a nice "chat" with this user:

All my videos are exposing you. And you will never stop me real one ;)

END THE ILLEGAL ISRAELI OCCUPATION
FREE PALESTINE.

"jihano02", don't mess with the dark side, it might come back to bite you in the rear.

His/her video I would like to expose to all Jawa's.

YouTube, quit ignoring users like this.

By Stable Hand at 11:58 PM | Comments |

Dream Weaver

In 2006

1976 below the fold. He hasn't changed after all these years.

By Stable Hand at 11:25 PM | Comments |

Pakistan Interfering in Federal Terrorism Trial?

I'm going to have to answer that by saying, no.

The source of the claim is Ibrahim Sajid Malick's blog at the end of a typically Pakistani paranoid rant about the trial of Aafiya Siddiqui:

This ruling came a day after Pakistani Ambassador Hussain Haqqani, had a private meeting with Judge Richard Berman, which he described as “positive”.
If true, this would clearly be an international diplomatic incident worthy of the President calling for the ouster of the Ambassador. However, given the source seems to think that trying a known al Qaeda agent for attempted murder is a miscarriage of justice, I just find it hard to believe.

He does make an unintentionally good point though: he claims that the judge is allowing Siddiqui's statements while she was detained in Afghanistan to be entered in as evidence. Statements given before she was read the Miranda warnings.

Which doesn't show that the trial is somehow unfair, but rather that it's the wrong venue. She should be tried in front of a military court, not flown half way around the world to New York for a civilian trial.

As Michelle Malkin has pointed out several times over the past few weeks, Siddiqui's trial is a shadow of what is to come when her uncle Khalid Shiekh Mohammad takes the stand.

Thanks to Creeping Sharia via Herr Oyal Whyness.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:25 PM | Comments |

Another "Ally" in Afghanistan Kills Two Americans

Hopefully this isn't a trend but another isolated incident. But perhaps that's wishful thinking:

A NATO official says an Afghan interpreter killed two U.S. service members before he was killed himself at a combat outpost in eastern Afghanistan.
In another "isolated incident":
NATO forces clashed with Afghan troops Saturday at a snow-covered highway outpost, calling in an airstrike that killed four Afghan soldiers, U.S. and Afghan officials said.
The two incidents were not related to each other, and it's not totally clear what was going on in either case. The latter case being chalked up right now to a "misunderstanding" between our guys and the Afghans.

The former? No explanation being offered right now. But the Taliban have publicly announced that they are going to try and and penetrate the Afghan military and government. And then of course there was the recent CIA killings by a Taliban double-agent.

I'm not jumping to conclusions here -- this really could be a couple of heated argument on the relative merits of Jessica Alba vs. Shakira gone bad -- I'm only offering this as one possible explanation on every one's mind yet the MSM unlikely to vocalize it.

Thanks to Ken.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:20 AM | Comments |

January 29, 2010

Friday Night Rachmaninoff

Overflowing with color.

By Good Lt. at 10:22 PM | Comments |

Facebook Jihad: "The Solution To End Prostitution", The Taliban Way

Facebook gives a platform to these terrorist loving akhis who approve of Taliban's form of Sharia:

AllahuAkbar, may Allah protect the Mujaahideen and allow them to continue establishing the Shari’ah, showing the world the wisdom behind the law of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall[some law you have there].

P.S: Keep in mind that the Taliban are not barbarians so for them to execute these women, they held a trial and convicted the accused based on evidence.

Sure akhi, keep trying to convince everyone that. Oh, btw, how is your anally contracted gonorrhea?

This is who you look up to akhis.

By Stable Hand at 10:06 PM | Comments |

Yemen in Numbers

- Oil income $2bn in 2009, down from $4.4bn in 2008, a decline of 55.4 percent.

Yemen carrier seals $700 mn deal with Airbus.

One-quarter million people displaced in northern Yemen.

Southern Yemen: 70% favor secession poll shows , that one is my article and has some reactions to the recent London conference.

By Jane at 08:12 PM | Comments |

YouTube Loves al Qaeda Kids (UPDATE: PWND!!)

YouTube user striving4martyrdom - bye

How many videos did you have? 222? Ha!

Thanks to all who helped! This was a big arsed pwn!!!

Original post below fold.

Today's smackdown: Kids being trained for al Qaeda in Iraq.

This is an official al Qaeda video. How old are some of those kids, like 8 - 9?

Smackdown instructions.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:16 PM | Comments |

Are There Any Domestic Terrorists NOT Tied to Islamic Networking website?


Omar Hammami, the face of evil

It's a serious question. Alabama born and Somali al Qaeda affiliate leader Omar "Abu Mansour al-Amriki" Hammami (yes, I said leader) apparently was led to jihad through his connections on Islamic Networking.

That would be the same Islamic Networking that runs Muslim Pad and is run by Sarafaz "Sasjamal" Jamal (in Jordan now?) and Fatimahye, his wife in Houston. In the past, their ClearGuidance website brought together such luminous and 'moderate' Muslims as the Toronto 18. Not-so-incidentally, Hammami spent a year in Toronto.

Here is a partial list of the over 500 messages Hammami left on the forum as "al-Mizzi".

Among the many revelations this excellent piece by Andrea Elliot at the NYT is that Hammami met up with Daniel Maldonado (aka "Daniel Aljughaifi") in Egypt through their contact on the website. The two then went off to fight the jihad in Somalia together before Maldonado was picked up by counterterror agents near the Kenyan border.

From prison Maldonado now claims he never really was fighting for al Qaeda and his online friends him as a case of unjust imprisonment. As do they another Maldonado associate from Islamic Networking also sitting behid bars , Tarek Mehanna. Mehanna's crime? Lying to the FBI about Mehanna going to Somalia to fight in the jihad.

And given that Mehanna and Maldonado are friends, the probability approaches near certainty that Mehanna was also aware that Hammami was in Somalia for jihad as well.

You really do need to read the entire article. It's rather long, but it's got Pulitzer written all over it.

The article really describes how the internet is used in three ways for terrorism. First, Hammami becomes radicalized on the Islamic Networking site (or, partially through it). Second, Hammami uses the internet to hook up with like minded jihadis. Third, Hammami produces propaganda which is widely distrubuted through YouTube and intended to recruit fresh blood and raise money for the cause. Lastly, Hammami's use of Facebook to message his sister suggests that he and al Shabaab are also using social media for their own purposes.

Especially revalatory was that Hammami appears not only to be a fighter and English language spokesman for al-Shabaab, he's also a leader:

In the three years since Hammami made his way to Somalia, his ascent into the Shabab’s leadership has put him in a class of his own, according to United States law-enforcement and intelligence officials. While other American terror suspects have drawn greater publicity, Hammami exercises a more powerful role, commanding guerrilla forces in the field, organizing attacks and plotting strategy with Qaeda operatives, the officials said.
A traitor.

As full of information as it is, the article fails to explore two key points.

First, it's clear that Hammami was an all American boy until his conversion to Islam. Of course most Muslims don't become terrorists, yet nearly all terrorists are Muslim. Islam must, then, have something to do with this.

Second, the piece presents as ironic that Hammami's twin sister went the other way: became a hippie.

In fact, the wanted terrorist actually uses Facebook to chat with his sister from time to time. As the hippie she is, she can't find it in her heart to condemn her brother. Which seems typical. See, for instance, Johnny Walker Lindh's Dad's ever hippy-ish denials that his son was a terrorist.

Hammami's family has suffered because of what he's doing, but one has to wonder if he could have been deterred if someone like his sister had told him that his beliefs that, say, rape victims ought to be stoned to death are bad. Perhaps not. Perhaps he would have cut off all communications with his sister like he has with his parents, but I think morality requires us to condemn evil -- even if that means alienating the evil doer.

And by evil here I mean evil with a capital E -- murder, killing, treason.

You can read the entire thing here.

Thanks to the folks at NEFA for the tip.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:10 PM | Comments |

For The "Sisters", Being Mujahid's Wife!

Pep talk on the forums to the muslimahs

In the name of Allah, most Gracious, most Compassionate![it's not nice to fool Allah]

Praise be to Allah, Lord of the worlds, peace and blessings be upon the best creation of Allah, his family and companions.[uh huh] And then:

Yes, Jihad is a men's privilege[gawd I love it when they splode themselves prematurely] but behind every mujahid there are women: his mother, grandmothers, sisters, wives etc, who took part in his journey[through beatings, oppression, great life],. And frequently it is the wife that understands and supports her husband in his choice, and who shoulders part of privation and hardships of Jihad.[praise the Lord, he is soon to be sploded]

It is hard to overestimate the importance that a husband plays in every woman's life, [and you have bruises to prove it] just consider how Allah, Great and Glorious He is, created Hava, and realize that it is not easy for a rib to be without the body, while the body can do without the rib.[sucks when he bruises your rib] In this essay I would like to talk about our sisters that provide a reliable rear to our brothers-mujahideen.[can't wait for them to be sploded prematurely, makes for good video]

Here came that day when your husband embarked on Allah's path[thank God]. How much he dreamed or you both dreamed, how much did he prepare for it, sitting literally "on suitcases" (on a rucksack to be more precise)[sucks living in squaler when he is out fondly little boys], and you aspired to this great favor and blessing, recognizing that award for that would be very great.[getting rid of that arsehole, Amen]

And the door closed after him, and you are left alone in your house where so recently together you happily dreamed and contemplated about the future[uh huh]. From this moment on your are not just the wife of a good Muslim, your are the wife of a mujahid![ thank God he is gone ]

Your heart is filled with joy, pride for your husband,[uh huh] bitterness and pain of partying.[damn betcha I am gonna party when he is gone, misspelled "parting" beotch] You feel in heart emptiness, tears fill your eyes, but you say to yourself: "Be patient, the servant of Allah! Is not that what you wanted? Is not that what you dreamed of?[damn betcha beotch, areshole is gone] Take pride, your husband is not the slave of Dinar, not a coward nor is he a traitor, he is one of the best on Earth, he is a mujahid on the way to Allah!"[Allah will deny him entry into paradise, Allah doesn't like sploded body parts...off to hell with him]

I want to touch on a couple of moments which you are likely to encounter or which you have already encountered[truth sucks about martyrdom, the dead body stinks]. Possibly, our sisters will supplement my words with their own recounts, and I think it is of interest to Ummah what it is like to be a mujahid's wife, what our sisters endure in this journey, what hurdles lie on their way.[ya, sucks big time, all they think about is other men and little boys, do you know about anally contracted gonorrhea? That's some nasty shite] This essay is meant to prepare those who have not yet embarked on Jihad with their husbands for what will likely wait them once they have begun this journey[splodings a hard thing to do]. Those who have long threaded this path could enhance my work with their stories. And I ask Allah to make this trivial effort of mine an investment into the preparing and rallying to Jihad for His sake, Great and Glorious Be He, and for the good of Islam and Muslims.[you fall for that and your f**king nutz]

You are the mujahid's wife. He's gone, and you should not hope to see him back soon, or better prepare yourself for an idea of never seeing him again.[thank God] Your husband has not gone on vacation, around-the -world journey, or to make an earning.[well I'll be damned, really?] He has set out on a better enterprise, for a higher earning- to earn you a place in Heaven.[there aint' no place in Heaven for him...fool..........][...]

My Muslim sister, in truth[uh huh], I want to give you only ingenious advice and, first and foremost, I teach myself[no, you are a tool for propaganda]. I do not have any desire to lecture you or rise above you.[uh huh] If my words contain anything that hurt you, I ask you for Allah's sake to forgive me[no, I ain't no fool, fool]. It is impossible to lay out in one essay the entire life of a mujahid's wife, the above written is just a draft which may serve someone a sketch to get an idea of the whole picture.[I got the picture alright, you sister, are full of shite]

Mujahid's wife,

Source: IA "HUNAFA"

Seriously, this is the type of propaganda that's in the forums. This post goes on and on about how wonderful it is your husband will soon splode himself. Some fall for it lock, stock and barrel.

By Stable Hand at 03:03 PM | Comments |

Enact Obama's Wall Street Agenda ... or the Terrorists Have Won!

Stupid on display at HuffPo. But I repeat myself.

Linda R. Monk, J.D.:

It is entirely possible that al Qaeda exploited the financial bubble in the global economy to trigger the catastrophe on Wall Street and the global economy in 2008. Sophisticated trades involving airline stocks accompanied the 9-11 attacks, and al Qaeda has a financial arm that the U.S. government has been trying to shut down.....

That gives President Obama a very persuasive rationale -- national security -- for immediately enacting financial reform. If legislation continues to prove difficult, the president could issue a temporary freeze on derivatives by executive order. For those who still believe that unfettered markets can do no wrong, the unregulated intersection between banks and betting might be seen as too soft a target for terrorists. Economic security and national security are inextricably linked.

Of course, it's true that economic security and national security are related. It's also true that al Qaeda may have attempted to manipulate markets in the past. And it's also true that al Qaeda might try to do that in the future.

But, all signs point to al Qaeda's money well being fairly shallow these days. In other words, they probably don't have the financial power to actually affect the market. And there is zero chance that they had anything to do with the financial meltdown of 2008.

Further, what the hell?

If Congress won't reform Wall Street then .... President Obama can do it himself through executive order?

Linda R. Monk, the lady writing this, is a lawyer, so presumably her underlying Constitutional theory about Presidential capacity to single-handedly regulate the economy is ..... um, WTF?!?!

Even if we grant it that the post-New Deal Court's interpretation of the Interstate Commerce clause gives the government plenary powers to regulate all things commercial, that power specifically resides with Congress.

Art. I, Sec. 8: The Congress shall have power to .... regulate Commerce .... among the several States.

I'm assuming that she wants to grant Obama this power based on Presidential prerogative in national defense, and defending the nation from "sudden attack".

But even granting that the President might have power to close markets or take extraordinary measures should al Qaeda actually attack them (or, are about to attack them) how is a hypothetical that they could/maybe attack at some unspecified time in the future justify this much power in the hands of one man now?

Because I said so, shut up!

or, more precisely:

Because it's needed, so's your face!

Also,

I'm a lawyer!

In the days following 9/11 I heard a lot of hype and hoopla about unconstitutional and unwarranted powers being exercised by President Bush. Invariably when specifics were called for, those making the accusation would point to the USA Patriot Act; which, the last time I checked, was an Act passed by Congress. You know, that branch of government given the power to, you know, make law.

The accusations were also ahistorical, as most of what was passed under the Patriot Act were actually much less onerous than the wartime measures of, say, FDR during WWII. Like the allegations of possible [maybe] intercepts of foreign communications with Americans by the Bush Administration vs the actual interception of all foreign communications during WWII under FDR.

And in dealing with those powers specifically granted to the President under the Constitution -- like, how to conduct a war-- Bush was a tyrant for detaining or possibly mistreating illegal combatants. FDR, though, was alright for, um, executing them?

And I actually think that some of the arguments against some provisions in The Patriot Act have some merit to them, but I think those can be reduced to good faith disagreements over Constitutional or historical interpretation.

But there is nothing good faith about Monk's argument. It's a policy preference in search of justification.

I can't even begin to imagine HuffPo printing the same article, but instead of arguing for plenary economic powers in the hands of The One, a case was laid out in favor of George Bush taking over Wall Street.

In fact, where was Ms. Monk when the Bush Administration was pushing for reform at Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae? Would the hypothetical threat of al Qaeda interference in the home mortgage derivatives market have justified the White House single-handedly overturning Congressional legislation encouraging the two semi (but now fully owned) government backed agencies from making risky loans to under qualified buyers?

Seriously, it's not just a bad argument it's insincere to boot.

You want policy X so badly that you are willing to come up with any asanine and convenient legal theory to back up policy X -- but only when the right politician is in power.

Also, I'll note that she adds J.D. to her name. It's a resort to authority. You see, if your argument is lame then you remind people that you have some kind of academic credentials.

Why do I have visions of Tracy Morgan goofing on Star Jones by including some reference to being a lawyer in every sentence.

I do it myself as a joke. It's insider ball, but I originally took on the personae of "Dr. Rusty Shackleford" when I was still in grad school and I was goofing on a buddy who the day he defended his dissertation changed all of his emails to "Dr. Leopold Stotch." Well, goofing on my buddy, and Glenn Reynolds.

But in any event the argument is a) lame b) pathetic c) I'll let this guy from Huffpo's comments have the last word:

I thought this was an Onion piece until I was partway through it.
Me too.

Oh yeah, the genius went to Harvard and wrote a book on the Constitution. Did I mention she's a lawyer?

Also, I have a Ph.D.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:08 PM | Comments |

Freeze, Mister! I Have A Watch and A Gun!

(Las Vegas, Nevada) Introduced at this year's Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show was this high-tech watch and gun combination. Apparently, the arguably ugly watch sends a wireless signal to the gun, a safety feature which reportedly prevents accidental shootings.

The gun-watch pair is manufactured by the German company Armatix GmbH and it sells for about $9,700.

Notably, the combo logically places equal importance, if not more, on the control and protection of the watch as with the gun. To assure your firearm is secured, you now have to also make sure your watch is properly secured. After all, what good is the gun if someone steals your watch? (More ....)

By at 02:06 PM | Comments |

Ben Nelson Ad: Show Me the Money

If that assmaggot Ben Nelson could tell the truth, this is what he'd say.

Thanks to Derek.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:24 PM | Comments |

CENTCOM in 2010: Views from General David H. Petraeus

Via IFTSOW

Stretching from Egypt to Yemen, Iran and Pakistan, General David H. Petraeus commands the most challenging area of responsibility in the war against terrorism. In addition to deterring non-state aggressors, he also oversees the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Friday morning, January 22nd, the Institute for the Study of War held an on-the-record conversation with General Petraeus hosted by ISW President, Dr. Kimberly Kagan. General Petraeus discussed his competing regional priorities at U.S. Central Command and offered a strategic overview of his AOR, explaining the dynamic effect it has on American national security.

UPDATE by Rusty: I'm putting the videos below the fold. They're worth the watch.

By Stable Hand at 11:45 AM | Comments |

James O'Keefe Statement

At BigGovernment.com:

I learned from a number of sources that many of Senator Landrieu’s constituents were having trouble getting through to her office to tell her that they didn’t want her taking millions of federal dollars in exchange for her vote on the healthcare bill. When asked about this, Senator Landrieu’s explanation was that, “Our lines have been jammed for weeks.” I decided to investigate why a representative of the people would be out of touch with her constituents for “weeks” because her phones were broken. In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working.

On reflection, I could have used a different approach to this investigation, particularly given the sensitivities that people understandably have about security in a federal building. The sole intent of our investigation was to determine whether or not Senator Landrieu was purposely trying to avoid constituents who were calling to register their views to her as their Senator. We video taped the entire visit, the government has those tapes, and I’m eager for them to be released because they refute the false claims being repeated by much of the mainstream media.

Wow. That sounds nothing like the conspiratorial leftwing hyperventilating masquerading as "reporting" we've heard for the past few days.

It actually sounds pretty damned close to my theory.

I'd particularly be interested to hear from the leftwingnut trolls in the comments what their "adjusted" thoughts are in light of this development. Actually, I'm not really interested in their opinions. It's just fun to watch them squirm in the face of factual information.

By Good Lt. at 10:33 AM | Comments |

An Interview With an anti-Terror Hacker

Infosec has an interview with th3j35t3r (The Jester), who has been busy attacking websites that support, recruit, and fund terrrorists. Is Jester doing more harm than good?

Q: Critics say you do more harm than good – your reply?

Some critics have said that I will only drive them underground, Well is that not the best thing to do for recruiters?

If you take the position that online jihadi propaganda, proselytization, and interaction is increasingly important in jihadi recruitment, then why is it bad to drive them back into the shadows online? That’s a key principle of COIN.

Underground they can’t reach the masses; therefore they are less effective at recruiting. An underground recruiter is less dangerous than an overground one.

Read the rest here.

As for me, I have mixed feelings about the matter. And for OpSec reasons I don't wish to air those feelings publicly.

But I would be interested in your thoughts.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:33 AM | Comments |

Help Your Local Democratic Official

By sending this awesome form letter to your local editor.

Because on thing is for sure we can no longer ignore the incredible right leaning Khinspiracy in our media.

By Howie at 09:31 AM | Comments |

Update On "Akhis On The Forums Sobbing, Crying, Humping Each Other; One Of Their Fav Al Qaeda Akhi Dead"

Original post here

click to enlarge

Recommend story here

Do it for the akhis on the forums, they will love you and maybe, just maybe I will get a Fatwa?!?!?!

By Stable Hand at 09:16 AM | Comments |

All Your Hamas Belong To Juice

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, who bravely engineered the capture of Israeli soldiers in the 1980's, died in Dubai about a week ago. He was found dead in his hotel room with the door barricaded closed, as usual for fear of assassination. al-Mabhouh was founder of Hamas' Izz al-Din Qassam Brigades.

Near the end of the article we find out the Israeli soldiers that were captured were later killed. Hamas is blaming Israel for an assassination by poisoning....even though a Dubia source says that Mahmoud was ill and Hamas' original statement upon his death was that he died of a severe bone ailment.

Hey, once you guys get your story figured out, let us know. Until then, don't mess with Israel or all your Hamas will belong to Juice. You have no chance to survive make your time. Ha Ha Ha....

By Ronin at 09:12 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: The Softer Side of Dr. Rusty Shackleford

From time to time we like to give you the reader a nice peek behind the scenes here at Jawa Report.

Did you know Rusty can paint?

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Also, did you know he's teh ghey?

Hat Tip: Vinnie ;)

By Howie at 08:54 AM | Comments |

OBL Goes Green

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Not the green you're thinking of, this green:

Via Jim Hoft

Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden has called in a new audiotape for the world to boycott American goods and the U.S. dollar, blaming the United States and other industrialized countries for global warming.

In the tape, aired in part on Al-Jazeera television Friday, bin Laden warns of the dangers of climate change and says that the way to it is to bring "the wheels of the American economy" to a halt.

Such a comic Osama is. Imagine all the pollution alQaeda, Taliban, al Shabaab and other terrorists groups add to the air when they splode themselves.

BTW, Goracle wasn't available for comment.

By Stable Hand at 06:55 AM | Comments |

Interview With Nonie Darwish

curtainsmall.JPGCracks in the Islamist Curtain

FP: Nonie Darwish, welcome to Frontpage Interview.

I would like to talk to you today a bit about the Muslim voices for change that are increasing through the Islamic world. There is an unprecedented defiance taking place behind the Islamic Curtain.

Can you tell us what is transpiring?

Darwish: As you know, Jamie, I lived for 30 years in the cocoon of the Muslim world and I can see a huge change going on inside the Muslim world. More and more people are challenging the status quo.

By Howie at 06:44 AM | Comments |

Jay Leno Show: Senator Scott Brown

If repeat, sorry.

By Stable Hand at 06:38 AM | Comments |

Ministry of Irony: Huffpo Goes All BushMcHitler on Soldier

For applauding at the Republican response to Obi-One's State of the Union Speech.

You did not have to be paying much attention during last night's Republican response to President Obama's State of the Union address to notice a young Army Staff Sergeant in full dress uniform seated prominently right behind Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and enthusiastically applauding and cheering at the Governor's attacks on Democrats.

Slight problem, you see. That is probably against the law.

Dissent WAS patriotic.

Hat Tip: Mudville Gazette.

By Howie at 05:56 AM | Comments |

Akhis On The Forums Sobbing, Crying, Humping Each Other; One Of Their Fav Al Qaeda Akhi Dead

What to do, what to do.

Via Bill Roggio

Iraqi and US forces dealt al Qaeda in Iraq a major blow last week during a raid in Mosul that killed the terror group's top facilitator, who was based out of Syria.

The joint US and Iraqi special operations team killed Abu Khalaf, al Qaeda in Iraq's senior most foreign fighter facilitator, during an operation on Jan. 22. Khalaf was killed after he "attacked a security-team member participating in a warranted operation," a US Forces- Iraq press release stated.

The US military said Khalaf's identity was confirmed using "multiple sources, including fingerprint matches."

Khalaf, whose real name is Sa'ad Uwayyid 'Ubayd Mu'jil al Shammari, was placed on the US Treasury Department's terrorist sanctions list in May 2009 and was identified as al Qaeda in Iraq's top facilitator, who operated from Syria. more

Calm down akhis and remember you can get anally contracted gonorrhea. Watch your arses, watch your arses akhis.

By Stable Hand at 05:36 AM | Comments |

Rev. Right: The Clothes' New Emperor

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More Photoshops below the fold because I'm too lazy to resize them and make them clickable.

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Hat Tip: F S.

By Howie at 05:19 AM | Comments |

Airline Passenger Says Concerns Ignored On Flight

Pilot of the aircraft, through the flight attendant, asked the passenger "should we take off?"

h/t NTA

By Stable Hand at 05:17 AM | Comments |

January 28, 2010

Kinda Hot Argentine President Loves Being Porked After Pork

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Sorta hot President of Argentina. Yeah, like you wouldn't hit that, you lonesome loser.


Well, that's how I read it anyway.

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina's president recommended pork as an alternative to Viagra Wednesday, saying she spent a satisfying weekend with her husband after eating barbecued pork.

In related news, that popping noise you hear is the sound of Muslim men's heads exploding when they read this post.

By Vinnie at 11:31 PM | Comments |

One Word, NO

No convicted member of the Manson family should go free. Ever. Some unconvicted ones probably shouldn't be roaming around either.

"He said, 'I was as responsible as everyone there,'" Beckman said.

So...... he admits he's just as responsible as everyone who committed the murders, but seeks parole? Um, yeah.

One can only hope that Caleeforneeyah will see fit to keep this scumbag behind bars until he rots.

By Vinnie at 11:20 PM | Comments |

I'm Wondering...

....maybe if Obama's speech powers may have peaked at the 2004 Democratic convention.

Seriously I'd have rather heard one of Bill's speeches too.

At least after that one I would be convinced that I had a new drinking and fishing buddy that was always on my side.

That and we'd go chase some hos.

For those of you who really care, Richard has a good roundup of reaction here at Hyscience.

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Caption contest anyone?

UPDATE: Fatwas issued!

The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against Pizza the Hut for

My God, it's full of stars!

The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against James for

I can't wait to watch this on Tivo. I bet I look marvelous! I call this one Black Steel.

The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against A William Teach for

Biden: "Dear Lord, to think that I am going to be linked to this buffoon for all history."

Update II: While I was at it, I judged the Sheik Faisel Sucks contest that I never got around to judging. My bad.

By Howie at 07:37 PM | Comments |

Huge News Day So Maybe Tomorrow

There is a lot of stuff to cover today so MSNBC and CNN and the other big ones will get at this tomorrow. Especially after all of the pouncing they did on Israel, certainly Hamas should get a wad of nutfah in the eyeballs.

Google/AFP:

HRW pointed out that most of the rocket attacks on Israel hit civilian areas. "Civilians were the target," the rights group said, adding that "deliberately targeting civilians is a war crime."

HRW rejected claims Hamas made during the war that attacks against Israeli civilians were justified reprisals for attacks on Palestinians and lawful resistance against occupation.

Oh and I like this one - "The Goldstone report recommended its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court in the Hague if Israel and Hamas failed to carry out credible, independent investigations." - Who the hell is going to make that call in Gaza? Maybe Hassan Nasrallah will fly in as a neutral observer. Stoopid UN.

By Ronin at 04:17 PM | Comments |

The First and Last Word on SOTU

Hey champ, next time try scheduling it so it doesn't conflict with an all new Man vs. Wild.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:55 PM | Comments |

Bush: Outsourcing War to Private Contractors
Obama: Outsourcing War to Third World Dictators

Wretchard makes a very good point:

Just as Pakistani employed the Taliban to do its dirty work, there is the temptation to employ local regimes to do otherwise unpalatable things....But it may be acceptable to let the allied regimes do it. That way the press won’t notice....

[I]t is fairly certain that the dual of Obama’s new “clean” policy will be a secret war conducted by foreign governments. Since America can no longer take custody of prisoners rendition is back on the menu. Since America no longer sends soldiers to fight al-Qaeda directly that task has been outsourced to Yemen, Pakistan and others

Indeed.

It is ironic, is it not, that if the Left had its way and the US were to totally withdraw from Afghanistan that I could predict with near epistemological certainty that alleged abuses and war crimes would rise in our absence rather than decline.

Whenever we fight wars we make mistakes. But what we call mistakes, the vast majority of regimes in the Muslim world calls routine day to day operations.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:45 PM | Comments |

Study: Taliban a Bunch of Closeted Homosexuals Who Also Are Pedophiles

For the three of you who don't already know, Taliban fighters are overwhelmingly Pashtun.

Also, the report is so disgusting-funny (is there a word for something that is repugnant but makes you laugh hysterically?) that I've been sitting here trying to come up with some snarky commentary -- but, really, what more could I add? I mean, anally contracted gonorrhea? You can't make that sh*t up!

The study, obtained by Fox News, found that Pashtun men commonly have sex with other men, admire other men physically, have sexual relationships with boys and shun women both socially and sexually -- yet they completely reject the label of "homosexual." The research was conducted as part of a longstanding effort to better understand Afghan culture and improve Western interaction with the local people. ...

n one instance, a group of local male interpreters had contracted gonorrhea anally but refused to believe they could have contracted it sexually -- "because they were not homosexuals."

Apparently, according to the report, Pashtun men interpret the Islamic prohibition on homosexuality to mean they cannot "love" another man -- but that doesn't mean they can't use men for "sexual gratification." ...

The report also detailed a disturbing practice in which older "men of status" keep young boys on hand for sexual relationships. One of the country's favorite sayings, the report said, is "women are for children, boys are for pleasure."

Nothing says "not gay" louder than anally contracted gonorrhea.

Also, NAMBLA, like Code Pink, now supporting the Taliban as freedom fighters.

Oh yeah, hey Taliban. Tom Cruise called. He wants his closet back.

Andy Dick also wants to know why you never cuddle anymore after exchanging anal gonorrhea?

Yup, no commentary from me. None whatsoever.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:30 PM | Comments |

Naughty Teachers in Brooklyn High School

(Brooklyn, New York) James Madison High School has been in the news lately with four female teachers being accused of sexual impropriety.

In December 2009, two babe teachers, Alini Brito, 29, and Cindy Mauro, 33, were allegedly caught naked in a classroom, presumably in full rubby-rubby mode. A week later, another female teacher, Alison Musacchio, 31, was accused of engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a male student.

The most recent occurrence made the news today as a female gym teacher, Lisa Guttilla, 37, was arrested for allegedly feeling up and giving a hickey to a 14-year-old girl. The court complaint alleges that the teacher touched, grabbed, squeezed and kissed the girl's breasts and buttocks.

The fact that James Madison High School is garnering a reputation for libidos gone wild would seem to detract from the fact that the school also has a history of graduating students who became prominent citizens. Examples include Senator Chuck Schumer, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Senator Bernie Sanders and songwriter Carole King.

By at 02:00 PM | Comments |

Hackers on Congressional Website: "F*ck Obama"

Hackers: is there nothing they can't do?

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:51 PM | Comments |

Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Dead?

I don't know how reliable the source is but the article claims that Hakimullah Mehsud has died of the injuries sustained in a Predator Drone attack earlier this month.

Maybe Newbie can bait Hakimullah to finally release that video with the NYT if he's still alive.
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Peshawar, Jan.28 (ANI): The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud has succumbed to injuries that he had purportedly sustained in US drone strike earlier this month, unconfirmed reports said.

According to sources, Hakimullah's condition had deteriorated over the few days, and doctors who were treating him at his second father-in-law's house in Mamozai village of Orakzai Agency failed to revive the terrorist commander.

We should fire some Hellfire missiles in that direction just to be sure.
When asked about the report, ISPR spokesperson Major General Athar Abbas said the reports regarding Hakimullah's death were yet to be confirmed

"We are also hearing the reports, which have not been confirmed so far," The News quoted Abbas, as saying.

By at 01:50 PM | Comments |

Obama Admin Announces Jobs Program for .... the Taliban

The new mantra for the Obama administration for the year 2010 is going to be jobs, jobs, jobs! For the Taliban:

In exchange for their support, American commanders agreed to channel $1 million in development projects directly to the tribal leaders and bypass the local Afghan government, which is widely seen as corrupt....

While the Shinwaris are now united against the Taliban, if payments from the Americans falter or animosities flare with the Afghan government, the tribe could switch back just as quickly...

In exchange for laying down arms and agreeing to abide by the Afghan Constitution, Taliban fighters would be guaranteed jobs and an enforceable amnesty.

So, it's not just the UK that's planning to buy off the Taliban -- we are, too.

I'm not necessarily against giving ex-Taliban members money. I'm just skeptical that it will work.

Again, as Abdullah Azzam noted: Afghanistan is one effed up place. And this coming from a guy who went their to fight in the jihad.

Also, isn't paying some groups of Muslims not to attack us something akin to the way we paid off the Barbary Pirates? Or a kind of jizya?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:34 PM | Comments |

YouTube User MUJAHIDEENAK74LION

What's not to get about his/her name MUJAHIDEENKILLKUFFAR???

Numerous complaints about this user and yet YouTube lets him/her spread terrorists propaganda. Please flag profile, if you haven't already. Our troops will thank you.

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Don't believe the BS he/she's spewing "I'm outta here"

By Stable Hand at 12:27 PM | Comments |

10 Arrested in Malaysia Tied to al Qaeda Christmas Day Airplane Plot

10 men were arrested in Malaysia on suspicion that they were somehow linked to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. All of but one of them foreigners. Several of them Nigerians.

Which is pretty much par for the course for countries like Malaysia which are always pointing the finger elsewhere, thus denying that they themselves are knee deep in jihadis.

This is not to deny that the 10 weren't real threats, only that the so-called "moderate" Islamic countries like to divert attention away from their own populations of which a large minority do, in fact, support terrorism. A recent example being in Kenya where the authorities are quick to blame Somali immigrants rather then their own Muslim populations for widespread acts of violence.

If the 10 really do have "links" to the al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula plot to blow up an airplane, then what does this say about the international reach of al Qaeda's regional franchises? Let's not focus so much attention on the possibility of terror coming through Europe that we drop the ball and forget that the Salaafi jihad fan base can also be found in Southeast Asia, and thus planes coming from the East are just as vulnerable as planes coming from the West

Police last week acted quickly to forestall a serious threat to national security when they nabbed 10 terror suspects with links to international terrorist organisations.
The nine foreigners and a Malaysian were also believed to be linked to a Nigerian student who attempted to blow up a US-bound flight on Christmas Day.

Among the foreigners nabbed here were several Nigerians but the authorities are tight-lipped over the details.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein said the nine foreigners had only just arrived here when they were nabbed....

The New Straits Times learnt that the 10 suspects were members of a religious group linked to Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, the Nigerian who was arrested in the United States after he attempted to detonate explosives sewn into his underwear on board Northwest Airlines flight 253, which was bound for Detroit from Amsterdam.

One has to wonder what is meant by "a religious group linked to Abdulmutallab"? Would the link be a mosque he attended in London? Or would that be the language school he attended in Yemen? Or do they mean al Qaeda itself?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:09 AM | Comments |

Al Mosul: Hangover Remedy For Soon To Be Martyr

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A must sez the akhis at Al Mosul

Martyr wannabe's believe all their sins will be forgiven in the act of martyrdom. Hence the hangover. Also, most wannabe's shave all their body hair before martyrdom.

By Stable Hand at 11:04 AM | Comments |

Mullahcracy executes 2 over election riots

The two were among 11 people sentenced to death on charges including moharebeh (waging war against God)

#1 Infidel from RoA is absolutely correct when he asks since when is "Protesting an Iranian Presidential election...considered "Waging War against God "?

I wonder if it's blasphemous in islam to elevate the mullahs and Imanutjob to the level of allah.

By at 09:43 AM | Comments |

Al Qaeda in Iraq Claims Murder Spree: "Not dead yet!"

Just a reminder that even while we begin to draw down in Iraq, that al Qaeda is still there:

The umbrella organization that includes al-Qaeda in Iraq has taken responsibility for three powerful bombings that targeted prominent hotels in Baghdad on Monday, calling them "legitimate targets."

The Islamic State of Iraq said the blasts, which killed at least 36 people, were the latest coordinated attack in a campaign that began in August.

This isn't an argument against reducing troop strength -- the Iraqis seem to be moving in the direction of combating al Qaeda themselves -- just a reminder that AQI is still around, even if they no longer pose an existential threat to the Baghdad government. And given the recent uptick in activity from other al Qaeda affiliates (most notably al Qaeda in Yemen) that we need to be vigilant should AQI turn its attention to targeting US interests outside of Iraq.

Thanks to akhi ikrimah.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:24 AM | Comments |

Day After State of the Union Address (Obama Speech #421)

Unemployment still 10%.

Deficit still at record levels.

Debt still at record levels.

Spending still at record levels.

Wars still going on.

Gitmo still open.

Market still skiddish.

Sea levels not rising or receding.

Climate not getting warmer because of humans.

Just another speech by a man who's solution to every problem in the world is to make more speeches.

By Good Lt. at 07:06 AM | Comments |

Obama Fail

Here's a screen shot of a poll running on one of the local teevee news websites:

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Feel free to pile on.

By Vinnie at 01:00 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Barack Obama

monopoly.jpgMy inbox:

President Barack Obama to me

Dear [redacted]

I just finished delivering my first State of the Union, and I wanted to send you a quick note.

We face big and difficult challenges. Change on the scale we seek does not come easily. But I will never accept second place for the United States of America.

That is why I called for a robust jobs bill without delay. It's why I proposed a small businesses tax credit, new investments in infrastructure, and pushed for climate legislation to create a clean energy economy.

It's why we're taking on big banks, reforming Wall Street, revitalizing our education system, increasing transparency -- and finishing the job on health insurance reform.

It's why I need your help -- because I am determined to fight to defend the middle class, and special interest lobbyists will go all out to fight us.

Help me show that the American people are ready to join this fight for the middle class -- add your name to a letter to Congress today:

http://my.barackobama.com/SOTU

We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But we don't quit. I don't quit.

Let's seize this moment -- to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.

President Barack Obama

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Get out your monopoly money and donate today, your life depends on it!!

By Stable Hand at 12:34 AM | Comments |

January 27, 2010

Sarah Palin: SOTU Was A "Lecture"

Sarah Palin's analysis of the SOTU.

My analysis below the fold.

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By Vinnie at 10:55 PM | Comments |

Zombie: Pro-Lifers Outnumber Pro-Choicers 500 to 1

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Visualize for a moment what would happen if San Francisco hosted a rally on the hot-button topic of abortion. How many people would you expect to show up to support each side?

Well, considering that San Francisco is the city that regularly votes in overwhelming numbers for Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, two of the strongest abortion advocates in Congress, and that San Francisco is perceived as being among the most liberal cities in the nation, you would likely anticipate the pro-choice side to vastly outnumber the pro-life side at any rally.

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Because when the anti-abortion group Walk for Life staged a march in San Francisco last Saturday, January 23, they turned out an overwhelming and jaw-dropping 40,000 pro-life activists, who were met by a well-advertised counter-protest which managed to draw no more than 80 (that’s eighty, eight-zero) pro-choice advocates. 40,000 vs. 80 is a 500-to-1 pro-life advantage, something that seems inconceivable in the sex-positive liberal stronghold of San Francisco. How did this happen?

Read the rest of Zombies report[Warning NSFW]

h/t Trollhammer

By Stable Hand at 10:24 PM | Comments |

Evil Bad Ass IDF

Update: gesticle in comments mentioned Pizza for IDF. A way of expressing appreciation for those bad assed Juice!

During the last seven years we have delivered many thousands of pizza pies and other gifts to thousands of soldiers. It is hard for us to describe how happy they are to receive your "special treats" -- it goes well beyond getting a hot pizza late at night at a lonely post. It is as tremendous an experience for us to give them out as it is for the soldiers to receive them. They love to know that people everywhere support and care for them.

By Stable Hand at 06:00 PM | Comments |

Al Qaeda "an Internet-enabled direct marketing organization"

From the Congressional testimony of Steve Coll, some words of wisdom:

Al Qaeda has also evolved in recent years into a less corporal shape. There are many Islamist organizations with connections to violence that espouse ideas and war-fighting narratives similar to Al Qaeda’s, and that distribute and debate those ideas on the internet. And yet Al Qaeda can still claim distinction as an ideology or brand because of its specific critique of the West, its record of spectacular attacks, and the particular call to action it continues to issue through innovative media operations. As the case of the alleged attacker of Flight 253 last year illustrated, Al Qaeda has evolved into an Internet-enabled direct marketing organization in which suicide bombing recruits may never meet leaders of the central organization, and may be recruited in any number of settings (as long as physical contact is possible in order to build sufficient trust).
And missing the point:
Al Qaeda’s architecture remains both geographical—havens remain necessary for it to attract, train and dispatch attackers—and also virtual, in the sense that the Internet can provide one of the means by which recruits are drawn to the havens. (There is little evidence of Internet-only conspiracies—where this pattern has surfaced, it has been marked by the conspirators’ failures.)
The statement maybe factually correct, but is also misleading. Most online jihadis do tend to fail. Especially when they conspire with others.

However, one need look no farther than Fort Hood killer Nidal Hasan to see that inspiration --- without physical contact in meat space and without any training whatsoever -- is sufficient to cause mass casualties.

More words of wisdom:

Al Qaeda’s media and internet adoption and adaptation has been one of its hallmarks since the 1990s—it was by email that the future suicide pilots of the 9/11 conspiracy first made their way to Afghanistan. Since then, as digital technology has become much more distributed, varied and sophisticated, this pattern of preaching, volunteerism and recruitment has intensified.
Indeed.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:22 PM | Comments |

Another Arrest in al Qaeda NY Terror Plot

Another arrest related to the case of the man accused of receiving al Qaeda training and plotting to detonate a bomb in New York City.

Najibullah Zazi's uncle was arrested while in NYC, apparently in an effort to exert pressure on him to testify against his nephew. He had denied that Zazi could be a terrorist, but he now seems to have changed his tune. Given that the uncle testified at a hearing on evidence in Zazi's case, I suspect that the charge was lying to the Grand Jury. The exact nature of the indictment against him remains sealed.

NYT:

Now, months after Mr. Zazi’s arrest on bombing-conspiracy charges, his uncle, Naqib Jaji, 38, has been secretly arrested in the case. Mr. Jaji, who in his public remarks had indicated some antipathy toward Mr. Zazi, 24, but also said it was “impossible” that he was a terrorist, was arraigned this month in a sealed federal courtroom in Brooklyn, a sign that he may be cooperating in the case.

Court records and interviews with family members indicate that Mr. Jaji was indicted on a single felony charge, but the precise nature of the charge remains sealed. Indeed, the court docket on the case, 10-CR-00028, lists him as John Doe, a standard practice in cases where a defendant is cooperating....

Mr. Zazi was indicted on Sept 24 on a single charge accusing him of conspiring to set off bombs in the United States. Two other young men with whom he attended Flushing High School in Queens, Adis Medunjanin, 25, and Zarein Ahmedzay, 24, have also been charged in connection with the case.

Prosecutors have said that the three men traveled together to Pakistan in August 2008, and then to Afghanistan, to receive Qaeda training, and returned the following January...

So, to recap: guy goes to Pakistan and receives al Qaeda training. Comes back to the US and begins working on a bomb.

How is this not treason?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:59 PM | Comments |

Video: Rahm Emanuel The Musical

New to me but damn funny, true satire of Rahm f**k and all.

By Stable Hand at 02:56 PM | Comments |

Washington Post Issues Correction Regarding Misreported O'Keefe Charges

LOL JOURNALIZM!

You can thank Patterico for this:

Correction to This Article

Earlier versions of this story incorrectly reported that James O'Keefe faced charges in an alleged plot to bug the office of Sen. Mary Landrieu. The charges were related to an alleged plot to tamper with a phone system. The headline incorrectly referred to a plot to bug the phone and a caption incorrectly referred to an alleged wiretap scheme.

Really? You mean, there was some wishful thinking going on and some misreporting of relevant facts?

Like what was actually in the affidavit? By the same 'journalist' who smeared O'Keefe as a racist when he busted ACORN's ass wide open?

Imagine that. Imagine that.

UPDATE by Rusty: Link to WaPo removed. Screw them.

By Good Lt. at 02:14 PM | Comments |

More on the Evils of Google, Facebook

StarCMC documents exactly what we mean when we say Google and Facebook are evil:

What is mind-boggling is that when each of these entities is notified of the fact that they are providing free services to terrorists, or that they are hosting content which calls for violence against specified groups, the entities have thumbed their collective noses at the person bringing the complaint, ignored their own terms of service, permitted the activity to continue, and even threatened the accuser. Yippee!
Go read the rest for the evidence.

Update Abu Fatima: Master didn't read my post on this so I decided to put it under the fold.

Can't help myself, I like the anteater

Bad arsed Death Star is at it again, huntin the ejihadist and reminding everyone how Youtube, blogspot, and Facebook, in particular, gives them a platform.

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When you confront a terrorist loving beotch Facebook will give you a warning.
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Read the rest of Death Star's report here and here. The force is strong with her.

BTW, terrorist loving beotch Maram Suz:

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:56 PM | Comments |

Sure Thing: Bet on the Colts

I heard that Obama is pulling for the Saints. CockProf sends this in:

Barry placed a call to UK team before the game to thank them for Haiti relief efforts.

He also said they "should be all right" with the USC Gamecocks.

But as we have seen, when the O pulls for you, you may be in trouble.

Go Cocks! Take that, Kensucky!

So, put your money on the Colts. It's sure thing.

Also, he said Cocks.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:33 PM | Comments |

Christmas Airline Bomber Really Just Wanted to Get Laid

Is terrorism the outgrowth of sexual repression? I don't actually think there's much to the theory. If there is something to the theory than I would call it a minor causal driver, not a major one. I think something bigger and more immediate is going on here.

But, the Christmas Day underwear bomber's own words on an Islamic forums does suggest that the kid was sexually frustrated:

“As I get lonely, the natural sexual drive awakens and I struggle to control it, sometimes leading to minor sinful activities like not lowering the gaze.

“And this problem makes me want to get married to avoid getting aroused … but I am only 18.” In another post, he writes ”the hair of a woman can easily arouse a man”....

He talks at one point about his fantasies: ”The bad part of it is sometimes the fantasies are a bit worldly rather than concentrating in the hereafter.”

He tries instead to focus on more acceptable “jihad fantasies”.

A sexually frustrated 18 year old guy? Yeah, that's uncommon.

But I think that Glazov does make some good points about the unhealthy relationship caused by severe power differentials in Muslim societies. But since these power differences occur in most societies (to one degree or another), yet terrorism is almost exclusively an Islamic phenomenon in the modern world, then something other than sex is going on here.

What that thing is, I think, is a political vision of an ordered society. Political Islam -- Islamism.

But, then again, maybe there is some merit to the argument .....

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:25 PM | Comments |

Good News!! Yemen To Host GITMO "Rehab" Center

What could go wrong?

Via Telegraph

The move would help President Barack Obama achieve his elusive goal of closing the controversial US prison.

The issue will be raised for the first time in an international setting on the sidelines of a ministerial meeting in London on Wednesday[...]

A source close to the Obama administration said the Yemenis had agreed in principle to the establishment of a Reintegration and Risk Reduction Initiative, which would be internationally funded and monitored.

Aimed at steering detainees back into society, it would be modeled on previous efforts in Northern Ireland, Saudi Arabia and Jordan.

The project has support from within the US state department and is gaining ground among White House advisers, said the source....

Yes, it has worked so well in other settings, lets do it in a damn terrorist hotbed.

God help us all....

By Stable Hand at 12:42 PM | Comments |

My O'Keefe Theory

Since everyone else is running with their smears, hopes, fears, rampant wild speculation (a lot documented at Patterico's site), etc., I thought I'd throw our what I think is a somewhat reasonable theory as to what James O'Keefe and company were doing in Sen. Landrieu's office.

Looking at the affidavit, I noticed an interesting fact on page 2, section 6:

BASEL requested to be given access to a telephone in the office, and WITNESS 1 allowed him access to the main telephone at the reception desk. WITNESS 1 observed BASEL take the handset of the phone and manipulate it. BASEL also tried to call the phone with a cellular phone in his possession. He stated that he could not get through.
Now. If Basel is telling the truth, then it lends credence to the fact that people calling the reception desk telephone at Landrieu's office could also not get through to the main phone.

As such, I am postulating that the group was trying to document (with video camera) that Landrieu's office had either disconnected or re-routed the phones to deflect incoming calls - hence, why they couldn't get through. There have been anecdotal reports that Landrieu's office has received complaints that it has been inaccessible by phone, particularly around the time when she was bought off by the Democrats for the now-infamous Louisiana Purchase.

The "listening device" with the guy in the car? Perhaps he was recording the audio in the office without being there so that any denials or spin from the staff regarding what happened would be documented. I don't know. Perhaps he was calling in and trying to reach the phones in the office. Perhaps the two "phone repair guys" intended to try to reconnect the phone and maybe document that it was in fact disconnected or re-routed.

If we're all going to wildly speculate, I think this wild theory makes the most sense to perhaps explain an undercover operation of this kind. The intent was to document that Landrieu's office phones weren't inaccessible because they were busy - they were inaccessible because her office had made the phones inaccessible.

It would also partially explain O'Keefe's cryptic Tweet of "I am a journalist. The truth will set me free" and response of "veritas" the press upon his release last night. Once his side gets told, I think the facts will make him look less pernicious than he does now.

Don't mistake me - I'm not trying to rationalize this. Their lying to get into the office almost certainly ran afoul of the law. However, the trumped up "wiretapping" and "infiltration" and "bugging" nonsense does not appear anywhere in the FBI affidavit, despite hysterical claims (mostly from the left) to the contrary. But if that's all they get, than this was a pretty ballsy operation for a relatively small payoff, IMHO.

Time and a fair legal process will tell.

What do you think? Reasonable, or totally off the wall?

By Good Lt. at 11:43 AM | Comments |

SA: "Me & My Four Husbands"

MEMRI

On December 11, 2009, Saudi journalist Nadine Al-Budair, a presenter on the Arabic-language American TV channel Al-Hurra, published a satirical article titled "Me and My Four Husbands" in the independent Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm. In it, she wondered why, if a Muslim man could take up to four wives, a Muslim woman could not take four husbands so as to end the discrimination between men and women in this domain.[1]

The article drew fire from the religious establishment in Saudi Arabia, while in Egypt there was a controversy between those who condemned Al-Budair and those who defended her, saying that her only intention was to draw attention to the discrimination against women in the Muslim world.

She's damn brave to do that. Good on her!!

By Stable Hand at 11:38 AM | Comments |

Requiem for a (Leftist) Dream

Teh awesome. Via Verum Serum:

By Good Lt. at 09:13 AM | Comments |

Whose Troops Does Facebook Support?

Bad arsed Death Star is at it again, huntin the ejihadist and reminding everyone how Youtube, blogspot, and Facebook, in particular, gives them a platform.

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When you confront a terrorist loving beotch Facebook will give you a warning.
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Read the rest of Death Star's report here and here. The force is strong with her.

BTW, terrorist loving beotch Maram Suz:

By Stable Hand at 09:03 AM | Comments |

Taliban Scared of Hot British Bird

hotbritbird.jpgHa the Taliban were PWNED by a chick in a jet plane!

Daily Mail: A female RAF pilot has revealed how she terrified Taliban fighters by screeching low over their heads in her Tornado fighter jet - a new tactic to avoid killing civilians with stray bombs.

Flight Lieutenant Juliette Fleming, 31, was repeatedly called on to swoop down low over fanatics attacking British and coalition troops on the ground in Afghanistan.

The awesome sound of her GR4 jet roaring overhead at 550mph just 100ft above the ground would deafen the enemy and force them to take cover.

Flt Lt Fleming carried out her sorties during a three-month posting at Kandahar airfield with 31 Squadron, known as The Goldstars.

She said the policy of trying to 'win the hearts and minds' of local people meant that the RAF was dropping as few bombs as possible to avoid killing civilians.

Its a good thing the Taliban were scared of this bird. I'd hate to have to see her bomb your sorry asses.

Well not really hate it, you know what I mean.

Hat Tip: WriterMom.

By Howie at 08:33 AM | Comments |

Where's Rusty

It may take him a while to get in, I've implemented new security measures on the Sandcrawler.

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Hat Tip: Harry.

By Howie at 07:01 AM | Comments |

Kos Kid Winston Steward Confesses to Ellie Light Astroturf Letters

Cleveland.com

A man who identified himself as Winston Steward, 51, of Frazier Park, Calif., says he made up the name "Ellie Light" to protect himself from criticism and possible physical attacks, and used fake addresses across the country to get local newspapers to publish his letters.

"I am Winston Steward and have been sending the letters from Ellie Light," he told The Plain Dealer in an e-mail late Tuesday, following a phone interview in which he said the same. "I hope this ends any confusion and sets the record straight."

Wow that Rusty sure has a nose for Astroturf eh?

In the interview he spins quite a tale, even disavowing his wife claiming they are divorced. They're not. But probably soon will be as she says

He said, however, that he and Brooks are no longer married, a point Brooks disputed.

"He's making up all kinds of garbage," she said. "We're not divorced. We're not separated. He just doesn't want anybody to trace him because he's afraid of the right-wing crazies up in Bakersfield."

She said she does not condone his use of a fake name.

Ha! She doesn't sound too impressed eh?

By Howie at 06:50 AM | Comments |

Let Me Be Clear: It's All About Me

Obama's 'jobs' speech on the, er, campaign trail this past week in Ohio had the word "I" mentioned 132 times. Click here for the video.

For you.

By Good Lt. at 06:49 AM | Comments |

U.S. Out of Haiti's Uterus Now!

Holler back for Crowder!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:08 PM | Comments |

Thad McCotter: Public Servant

Thad McCotter, one of my favorite people in Washington, is a breath of fresh air and the definition of a true servant of the public. In just over one minute here, he lays it out for you.

And another roundhouse kick of common sense and wisdom:

By Good Lt. at 08:53 PM | Comments |

Google Gets the Last Laugh: Rusty is a .....

Well played, Google. Well played.

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 08:26 PM | Comments |

Sharia Law Calls For This Little Girl, This Apostate, to be Executed

She want's President Obama to help her.

FOXNEWS: Cairo (AINA) -- 15-year-old Egyptian girl Dina el-Gowhary, who converted from Islam to Christianity, has sent a plea to President Obama, complaining of mistreatment by the Egyptian Government and asking for his mediation. "Mr President Obama," she writes, "we are a minority in Egypt. We are treated very badly. You said that the Muslim minority in America are treated very well, so why are we not treated here likewise? We are imprisoned in our own home because Muslim clerics called for the murder of my father, and now the Government has set for us a new prison, we are imprisoned in our own country."

Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs.

And why must it be Fox that reports this?

http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=egyptian+girl+obama

http://news.google.com/news/search?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=egyptian+girl+obama&cf=all&scoring=n

As you can see there are few stories about the intolerance of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

Why is it that the more liberal outlets who would call for tolerance of the very same people who are killing these Christians not call them on it? Ignore it.

This is contrary to all our values.

Update: A quick review of the stories at the above links give is this

Baptist Press: One Coptic advocacy organization, the Coptic Assembly of America, has launched an online campaign enlisting people to sign a letter to President Obama "reminding him that religious freedoms is a cornerstone of American foreign policy and should be protected around the world."

Recounting the Christmas Eve shootings, the online letter to Obama states, "This was not a solitary event -- in the last 9 months alone, other sectarian attacks in Dmas Meet Ghamr, Dayrout, Al-Tayeba, Hawasliya, Farshout, and Dier Mawas resulted in more murders, Coptic businesses and homes being burned, and the forced migration of Copts from their homes. In all these cases the Egyptian government has continued its pattern of denial and refusal to prosecute the perpetrators.

"Your administration has been completely silent on this massacre, despite the over 1,000 newspaper articles written in English and the protests of thousands of Copts all around the world. Pope Benedict and the Italian Foreign Minister have both spoken out, yet America -- supposedly the leader of the free world, and the premier advocate for human rights -- stays quiet."

Very well lets see.

Here is the form at Coptic Assembly of America it has generated over 4,350 letters to the President. Obviously there needs to be more.

Or if you want to write your own letter here is the White House's form.

Odd, The "most open and accessible administration in American history (Ha!)" has one single contact page. Where as the Bush White House has contact office for each member of the administration. Office of the President, Office of the Vice President, etc etc....

I'd not been to the new site. It reads kinda like a 1st grade civics lesson rather than the leading official internet presence for the most powerful country on earth.

But it does have a blog.

By Howie at 07:31 PM | Comments |

Ellie Light Writes Jawa But Dodges Questions About Who "She" Is [UPDATE: Steward Fesses Up?]

UPDATE: Winston Steward now claims he's Ellie Light. He's a "healtchare worker". Who just happens to know how to fake IPs from all over the world. Right.

And he's married to the woman he first claimed was Ellie Light. He outed her, you see. The love of his life. His wife.

Who, it turns out, he isn't divorced from.

But he didn't want to expose himself for fear of violence from all you crazy right-wingers. Blaming her? No problem.

None of this makes any sense. I call shenanigans. We have not gotten to the bottom of this.

In all the years I've been tracing IPs from wanna-be-terrorists, I've never had that many different IPs from the same person in that short of time.

Never.

I'm not saying Winston Steward wasn't involved. But he had help. Either that, or the man has some mad skillz.

Case. Not. Closed.

Thanks to John.

Oh, Director Blue has a good summary to put this into context. Why does it matter, you say? Because Astroturfing is right out of David Axelrod's playbook.

And you remember when he hit the astroturfing play button hard the last time? Right after McCain announced Palin as his running mate and he led Obama (for the first and only time) in the campaign.

Obama is on the ropes again. Time to pull out the ol' standard playbook?

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"Ellie Light" has written me several emails over the past few days. Unfortunately, all of the older emails got diverted to my spam account. But on a whim I wrote "her" back. Surprisingly, "she" responded.

All of the emails produced different IP addresses, so that method of finding out who the real "Ellie" is is out.

The three prevailing theories as to who "Ellie Light" really is are that:

1) She is Barbara Brooks -- a concerned Obama fan who felt justified in lying about her address to 60+ newspapers
2) "She" is Barbara Brooks ex-husband Winston Steward -- a douchebag trying to pass himself off as Brooks and getting her in some sort of trouble.
3) She is not one person, but a sockpuppet character created by a group of people as part of an organized astroturfing effort to garner support for the Obama agenda

I'm not ruling out any of the above, but the letters I received from "Light" might suggest that #2 may be part of the answer. Here's one of the emails:

Mr. Shackleford,

I'm not sure if the website at the bottom of your email is really yours, but I'm not interested in mixing it up with people who satirize Islam. I'm not Moslem, but I don't find that sort of activity very helpful.

ellie

My response:
I just want to know the truth. Who. Are. You? Are you Barbara Brooks? Winston Stewart?

I'll remind you that YOU emailed me -- or, at least someone emailed me from this account.

And then again from "Ellie":
I apologize for emailing you before I understood what your website specifically does. In the future, I'll be more careful.
So, from these emails "Ellie" has decided "she" doesn't want to talk to me anymore. Even though we exchanged emails after those quoted above. Nevertheless, the reason "she" gives for evading my questions is my satirizing certain aspects of Islam.

How is this instructive? It may be nothing, but checking on Winston Steward's Kos diary one finds that he has a certain tender place in his hippie heart for Gaza:

I would like some input regarding organizations that are actually on the ground inside Gaza providing aid.
So, there's my two cents. It's evidence -- and maybe thin -- not proof that Ellie Light might really be Winston Steward. They both seem to have that kind of Cindy Sheehan/Craig Corie (Rachel's Dad) vibe to them.

But let me point out a few things here.

First, IP spoofing isn't impossibly hard -- but it isn't the kind of thing most people would be able to do without some major preparation. I know, I know what you computer geeks are going to say -- but what techies fail to grasp is that just because something seems simple enough to you it doesn't mean it's going to be simple for all of us.

The fact that each and every email I got from "Ellie Light" was from a different IP suggests that the person/persons behind the emails was either a) already tech savvy or b) went through a great deal of trouble to cover their tracks.

Which is why it made no sense to me that "Ellie Light" would send me an email from an IP address in Brazil (calling Glenn Greenwald!) and then do me the courtesy of also sending me "her" home phone number in Southern Los Angeles County, CA. That makes no sense.

So, what I want to know is: what kind of business is Steward in? Because unless he's an IT guy or a hacker in his spare time than I just don't see some hippie IP spoofing from all over the world (Saudi Arabia was one of them, ha ha funny that!).

Which suggests organization. And if it's organization we're looking after, then I might have to revisit Dan Riehl's theory.

Anyway, see also The Plain Dealer and Ben Smith who are also getting mixed signals.

As for why anyone should "much care anymore"? I'll let Ace have the last word:

It means that for two straight years Obama and his zealots have waged a massive propaganda war on the world to convince us all that Obama was inevitable and then, after having been elected, was massively popular. All of this was done to demoralize his opposition, and to delegitimze opposition as "fringe." And also to discourage his opposition from voicing that opposition in the first place, because if you're convinced that you're all alone in opposing Obama, you tend to shut up about it.
I know I've been out of the loop on this, and I'm probably missing some key points, but if you have something to add do me a favor and drop a comment or email me. Preferably email me from an address other than ellie.light@yahoo.com!

UPDATE: Lileks too. (thanks Chris)

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:58 PM | Comments |

Hamas Childrens TV At It Again Promoting Martyrdom To Kiddies

Teach the kids so the adults don't have to splode themselves.

Via Arutz Sheva

(IsraelNN.com) A Hamas television program for children once again is promoting martyrdom as a positive goal for Palestinian Authority children in Gaza.

The latest episode of “Tomorrow's Pioneers,” broadcast last week on January 22 on Al Aqsa (Hamas) TV, features a young host asking a 10-year-old girl whether she was afraid of dying last year during the fighting between IDF soldiers and Hamas terrorists.

No, I wasn't afraid,” the little girl answers proudly. “I wished for Shahada (martyrdom) – Shahada for Allah.”

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h/t Avi

By Stable Hand at 03:59 PM | Comments |

Breaking! al-Qeada Wants To Kill People, A Lot Of People, At The Same Time

Gee I wonder how many millions or billions of our tax dollars were spent to figure this out.

The meaning of Zawahiri's cryptic threat remains unclear more than six years later, but a new report warns that al-Qaeda has not abandoned its goal of attacking the United States with a chemical, biological or even nuclear weapon.
Well gee thanks, I was wondering just WTF al-Qaeda wanted.

By Howie at 02:48 PM | Comments |

James O'Keefe Arrested for 'Aiding and Abetting' Attempted 'Interference' of Mary Lendrieu's Office Phones

O'Keefe's ACORN work? Flawless.

This? Not so flawless, and illegal.

Exit observation: The MSM had to be dragged kicking and screaming into acknowledging this guy even existed at all when he was destroying ACORN's credibility and exposing ACORN's violations of the law/abuse of taxpayer funds. For weeks.

For some reason, I don't think they're going to have a problem covering this story quickly. Not that it doesn't deserve coverage.

Possible silver lining - As mentioned via some Twitter between myself, CollegePolitico and SluBlog, if the media had actually, you know, paid attention to who this guy was when he was demolishing ACORN, it may have been easier for them to report on him now. Since they didn't (they actively ignored it to a large extent), they have to explain that this was the guy who destroyed ACORN and bring that whole can of worms up again. Which doesn't minimize what's apparently happened here, but it's still slightly ironic and snort-worthy.

Note: Changed "wiretapping" in the title to "interference," as the term "wiretapping," not "bugging" appeared anywhere in the affidavit and the accused were not charged with it.

By Good Lt. at 02:44 PM | Comments |

James Cameron Gets Kicked Square in the Nuts

Responding to James Cameron's idiotic assertion on the Jay Leno show that his movie Avatar is "...my [Cameron's] tribute to them [the Marines]," Big Hollywood's John Nolte applies this form of tribute to other subcultures:

So, for the upcoming “Avatar” trilogy, let’s lay this template — Cameron’s idea of ”honoring” — over some other groups and see how it plays.
“Avatar 2: Gays Vs. Straights”

In this stirring tribute to gay people everywhere, genocidal gays and lesbians eagerly commit acts of terrorism against innocent heterosexuals in their determination to erase them from the planet in order to steal their wealth. But in the end, One Gay Man saves the day when he turns straight and helps his new heterosexual tribe defeat the marauding homosexuals.

That's gonna leave a mark.

Well done, Mr. Nolte. Outstanding.

By Bluto02:38 PM | Comments |

Zo: Tortoise & the Hare Syndrome

With special appearance by Dr. Rusty Shackleford in a non-speaking role.

What I don't get is why youtube says this was added 13 hours ago and just showed up in my subscription box?

hmmmmm.

By Howie at 02:29 PM | Comments |

Can the US Assassinate Anwar Awlaki?

The US is contemplating whether it is legal to assassinate Yemeni American Anwar Awlaki in Yemen. Awlaki was never indicted, charged or convicted of a crime. He is an al Qaeda recruiter, and may have taken a more operational role lately. To the extent that Awlaki is involved in planning terror attacks, taking him out would be a strategic plus. But that's not my point. My question is whether authorization that stands the test of time is even possible anymore.

As a near precedent, Kamal al Darwish, an American citizen, was killed in a predator attack in 2002in Yemen, but the target was al Qaeda leader al Harithy who was sitting next to him. But the concept of precedent and lasting authorization may be a thing of the past.

Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, overturned the legal findings of a previous Attorney General. And then Holder instituted legal proceedings against persons working for the federal government who followed those legal guidelines. It was the first time in US history.

If Holder determines that the US has legal justification for a hit on Awlaki, what's to say the next Attorney General won't disagree and haul the commander who executed the order into court, as an individual? That's what happened to some CIA operatives. Its no wonder officials are risk averse and dithering for a month, its a whole new world.

By Jane at 02:07 PM | Comments |

Moderate Senators to AG Holder: Are you f**king nuts???

A letter from three Democratic and three Republican Senators urging the AG to stop with the nonsense already and give the 9/11 conspirators a military trial for war crimes.

I'll go ahead and publish the entire press release of the letter found on Lieberman's website below the fold. I'll stick my comments about this and the Aafia Siddique trial below that.

Dear Mr. Attorney General:

In light of recent events, we write to express our continuing concerns regarding the policies of this Administration with respect to those prisoners now detained at Guantanamo, and also any others who in the future might be charged with acts of international terrorism. We remain particularly concerned about using the U.S. criminal justice system for trying enemy combatants.

Of special importance due to time constraints and location, we strongly urge you to reconsider your decision to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged conspirators in the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. The attacks of 9/11 were acts of war, and those who planned and carried out those attacks are war criminals. Today, those who subscribe to the same violent ideology as Khalid Sheikh Mohammed continue to plan and execute attacks against innocent civilians all over the world. It is not in our national interest to provide them further publicity or additional advantage.

We and many others have already expressed serious concerns about whether a trial in civilian court might compromise classified evidence, including revealing sources and methods used by our intelligence community. We are also very concerned that, by bringing Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other terrorists responsible for 9/11 to the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan, only blocks away from where the Twin Towers once stood, you will be providing them one of the most visible platforms in the world to exalt their past acts and to rally others in support of further terrorism. Such a trial would almost certainly become a recruitment and radicalization tool for those who wish us harm.

The security and other risks inherent in holding the trial in New York City are reflected in Mayor Bloomberg’s recent letter to the administration advising that New York City will be required to spend more than $200 million per year in security measures for the trial. As Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Kelly know too well, the threat of terrorist acts in New York City is a daily challenge. Holding Khalid Sheikh Mohammed’s trial in that city, and trying other enemy combatants in venues such as Washington, DC and northern Virginia, would unnecessarily increase the burden of facing those challenges, including the increased risk of terrorist attacks.

As you acknowledged in your testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee in November, your decision to prosecute enemy combatants captured on foreign battlefields like Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is without precedent in our nation’s history. The challenges of containing and defeating international terrorism do not give us the proper moment to break that precedent. Given the risks and costs, it is far more logical, cost-effective, and strategically wise to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the military commissions that Congress and the President have now established for that very purpose.


Sincerely,

Senator Joseph Lieberman

Senator Lindsey Graham

Senator Blanche Lincoln

Senator Susan Collins

Senator Jim Webb

Senator John McCain

In related news, this is what the trial might look like.

The al Qaeda sympathizers in the audience are organized. I know, I've been following their screeds for months urging people to show up at Aafia's trial.

One of the men originally calling for Muslims to show up to her trial for support is none other blogger and arrested al Qaeda supporter Tarek "Abu Sayaba" Mehenna. He was in the audience for some of the pre-trial hearings --- that was before he was arrested. Who else might we expect at, say, Khalid Shiekh Mohammad's hearing?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:14 PM | Comments |

"Islam is...Bullshit" or, why Google About to Get Lots of Death Threats!

Remember the story about Google censoring it's auto-fill function for "Islam is" but not for "Christianity is" and "Hinduism is" etc? If you'll recall, when one typed in "Christianity is" a number of negative phrases popped up into the auto fill box, including "is bullshit" and "is a lie".

Here's a screenshot I took on Jan. 7th to confirm the story.

Well, Gharqad emails me to say that Google has apparently stopped censoring the phrase "Islam is". Type in "Islam is" now and you get nearly the same results as typing in "Christianity is", with "Islam is bullshit" being the top recommendation from the auto-fill function.

I took the following screenshot to confirm it.

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Way to go Google. Now if you'll just stop helping terrorists by allowing them to use your YouTube and Blogspot services to spread their vile terrorist propaganda, then you and I would be squared away.

In any event, watch your sixes Google employees. The Religion of Peace tolerates no dissent.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:29 PM | Comments |

Barack Bingo

Just in time for tomorrow night.

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h/t a very evil conservative Star

By Stable Hand at 12:28 PM | Comments |

Milton Friedman, Supply-Siders Vindicated

Interesting story today in Reuters about youth unemployment hitting an all-time high - particularly among black youths:

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. economic recession has taken a particularly heavy toll on young Americans, with a record one out five black men aged 20 to 24 neither working nor in school, according to research released on Tuesday.
Now what could have caused, or at least exacerbated, such a development? Was it eeeevil GOP policy? Oil companies? Bankers? "Wall Street?"

Sadly, no. If you want to look for the culprit, look no further than the Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007. Here's the Wikipedia rundown of the wage increases mandated by law in the Act (passed in 2007)

The act raises the federal minimum wage in 3 increments: to $5.85 per hour 60 days after enactment (2007-07-24), to $6.55 per hour 12 months after that (2008-07-24), and finally to $7.25 per hour 12 months after that (2009-07-24).
Remember that? It was unfortunately (like most bipartisan legislation) signed by Bush and written by the Democrats. Bush, as we will remember, was a lame duck by this time, so he had nothing to lose in a gesture of "bipartisanship."

But what does all that have to do with increased youth unemployment, which is particularly concentrated in the black community?

To this, I submit Milton Fridman's spot-on, bullseye, near-prophetic explanation of what happens in reality when well-intentioned minimum wage legislation actually meets the real world:

Was Friedman prophetic? Clairvoyant? Supernatural? Or did he rather understand how money and markets work, and wasn't in denial about the extent to which government causes more economic problems that it can solve?

Discuss. And watch the whole video when you get a few minutes. It's brilliant.

ADDENDUM: Compare and contrast the education you get from Dr. Friedman to the blustering, incoherent ranting and screaming about "fairness" and "Republicans" from a certain former drunk, lecherous, woman-murdering Massachusetts Democrat who never had to balance a checkbook or meet a payroll, but knows that YOU aren't being forced to give enough of your money to other people:

By Good Lt. at 11:43 AM | Comments |

The New Miss England: Combat Barbie

aka L/Cpl Katrina Hodge as reported by Ghost of a Flea

A soldier who has served in Iraq has been officially crowned Miss England after the original winner relinquished the title last year to clear her name.
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Oh my!!!! I'd be her prisoner any day. Water board me baby! The dirty way.

Hot bikini Video as well here at Ghost of a Flea.

By Howie at 11:23 AM | Comments |

Radical Muslim Cleric Abdullah al-Faisal Deportation Cost Kenya $500,000

Kenya charted a jet as several countries refused to grant the Revolution Muslim's(Yousef al Khattab) mentor a transit visa.
BBC

Kenya paid more than $500,000 to deport controversial Jamaican Muslim preacher Abdullah al-Faisal, according to Immigration Minister Otieno Kajwang.

He was finally expelled last week on a chartered jet, after Kenya had spent three weeks trying to deport him.

Meanwhile, two immigration officials have been suspended for letting Faisal into the country in the first place.

The cleric spent four years in a UK jail for soliciting the murder of Jews and Hindus.

Akhi on the forum sent me this. Faisal is happy to be home:


By Stable Hand at 11:18 AM | Comments |

AlQaeda Linked Al Shabaab Shows How They Support Medical Clinics For Somalis By Sploding One

Rahm, Terror Free Somalia

The Islamist group of Al Shabaab said it was behind the attack in revenge for what it called indiscriminate shelling of residential areas by AU peacekeeping forces in Mogadishu"We thank Allah for success of the mission....
I don't think "Allah" will appreciate murder of innocent Somalis and Allah knows best.

Read the full report at above link, the go to guy for Somalia news.

By Stable Hand at 10:47 AM | Comments |

Save the Manatees! Stop Global Cooling!

Scores of precious, helpless manatees are dying in Florida:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - More than 100 manatees have been found dead in Florida waters since the beginning of the year, mostly victims of a nearly two-week cold snap.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the preliminary cause of death for 77 of the endangered animals is cold stress. They were found from Jan. 1 through Jan. 23.

By Bluto10:43 AM | Comments |

FBI Finds No Terrorism Link To Virginia Man With Weapons Cache In NJ Motel

Update on Grenade Launcher, Weapons, Map Of Military Facility Seized In NJ Arrest

I believe I heard someone saying "Nadal Hasan" had no link to terrorism overseas. Or, "we were thinking of terrorist groups overseas and not concentrating on our own soil" during review on mistakes made in Ft Hood terror.

Granted, he is innocent until proven guilty but please, spare me no links to terrorism overseas" shite. Homegrown terrorism is real, very real.

By Stable Hand at 09:42 AM | Comments |

Attack on Police Crime Lab in Iraq

MSNBC:

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide car bomber killed at least 18 and injured dozens more Tuesday in a strike against a police crime lab in central Baghdad, a day after several hotels were hit by suicide attacks, officials said.

Rescue crews are still combing through the rubble looking for casualties. Officials say the majority of those killed were likely police officers who worked in the forensic investigation office at Tahariyat Square in the central neighborhood of Karradah. At least 82 people were reported injured.

I've been wondering since yesterday's bombing which group would claim the murders of the Iraqis and journalists. Now I'm wondering who will claim the murder of Iraqi crime lab techs.

Yesterday's bombings carry the imprint of AQI. Three attacks all close together. No claim yet.

I imagine the Islamic State of Iraq which includes both AQI and Ansar al-Islam may claim them. AQI is al-Qaeda proper. Ansar al-Islam formerly Ansar al-Sunnah is a particularly brutal group of former Baathists and al-Qaeda sympathizers.

But remember there is no link between the former regime and al-Qaeda.

/ sarcasm.

Six of one, half a dozen of the other.

By Howie at 08:49 AM | Comments |

Ouch

That's gotta hurt.

Dennis Prager:Dear Charles:

As you know, over the years, I was so impressed with your near-daily documentation of developments in the Islamist world that I twice had you on my national radio show — both times face to face in my studio. And you, in turn, periodically cited my radio show and would tell your many readers when they could hear you on my show.

So it came as somewhat of a shock to see your 180-degree turn from waging war on Islamist evil to waging war on your erstwhile allies and supporters on the right. You attempted to explain this reversal on Nov. 30, 2009, when you published “Why I Parted Ways With The Right.”

You offered 10 reasons, and I would like to respond to them.

By Howie at 08:34 AM | Comments |

Southern Yemenis Take to the Streets

Slideshow, click here for photos taken earlier today. "Witnesses in Yemen report that southern leaders speaking at the rally also accused Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh of a secret alliance with al Qaeda, a common charge among Yemenis. While President Saleh is widely recognized as lax in dealing with the threat from al Qaeda, Yemeni oppositionists say the relationship goes much deeper."

By Jane at 08:27 AM | Comments |

Candidate Obama vs. President Obama on Spending Freezes

Can't have it both ways, champ. And we know which way you REALLY want it.

Here's Obama on the campaign trail railing against the suggestion of a spending freeze four different times (in other words, just wanting to do what Democrats do).

In fact, he even mocked John McCain (who, despite his many flaws, is fiscally hawkish) for suggesting spending freezes.

Here's Obama last night, when he's underwater and in trouble, pretending he really wants and is serious about spending freezes - now that he's maxed out the national credit card thirty times over with no plan to repay it save taxing the everloving sh*t out of you.

Another day, another two-step around the truth. Par for the course, we're finding out.

By Good Lt. at 07:16 AM | Comments |

The Good Senator Lieberman Not Concerned With Letter Beside His Name

The partisan left is predictably upset.

Joe is a Democrat in my book. He differs with his former Party on two issues, security and fiscal discipline. But other than those two I always think of Joe as a "liberal". He has more support from the right, true Joe's honest, we like that.

If you think those two issues and the honesty don't matter much, just look at what happened to the last crop of Republicans who let fiscal discipline and honesty slip. Oh I forgot they are gone.

Joe we don't really care what letter is beside your name. D or I. And if you ever wanted an R well its not really you but we'd be glad to have you.

Regardless I think if Joe decides to run again, he'll win. Connecticut would be foolish to trade him for a freshman Senator over a silly label.

By Howie at 05:51 AM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Largest Boobs Evah!

We've uncovered a photo of a woman with the two biggest boobs I have ever seen.

Below the fold.

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Thanks to Her Royal Whyness, this post practically wrote itself.

By Howie at 05:37 AM | Comments |

January 25, 2010

Grenade Launcher, Weapons, Map Of Military Facility Seized In NJ Arrest (Update-Bumped)

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Lloyd R. Woodson is the perp. He definitely was up to something other than target practice.

A store clerk alerted police to a suspicious person which led to his arrest. Give that clerk a medal...

Via NTA

New Jersey - Somerset County investigators In New Jersey seized a cache of weapons including a grenade launcher and hundreds of rounds of ammunition today from the Branchburg motel room of a Virginia man, who also had maps of a U.S. military facility and an out-of-state civilian community.

Authorities have not released details of what the man was planning, but from this report, it appears they may have prevented something catastrophic from taking place

Other entities involved in the case now include the FBI, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — both part of the federal Joint Terrorism Task Force, as well as the New Jersey equivalent of that task force, Forrest said.
Damn freaky shite.

h/t Joanne

UPDATE: Thanks to Billy in comments. NJ has lastest update on Woodson (9:45pm) Authorities are unsure if he was from NJ or just passing through. He deserted from the Navy after serving one year. 8 yrs later they caught up with him and he was discharged a month later.

An interesting find in his motel room besides the arsenals - "Middle Eastern, red-and-white traditional headdress."

Nothing to see here, move along

By Stable Hand at 10:59 PM | Comments |

AOL: It's Not Nice To Make Fun Of TPOTUS (Update: Video Added)

After a image emerged of Obama & his teleprompter at a 6th grade class, most everyone had a good time making fun of him.

WH ministry of the truth contacted AOL and AOL proudly displayed the story on the top of the page with link to the truth

(Jan. 25) -- President Barack Obama needs a teleprompter even when he's talking to children.

Conservative bloggers are gleefully spreading this story, saying photos prove their claim that Obama always needs a script.

It's red meat for the president's critics. The only problem is, it's not true[...]

The White House Press Office told AOL News on Monday -- and photos confirm -- that there were two separate events in different rooms.

After naming some of the offensive sites making fun on the one, you have to read it all its damn funny, the author said some offensive sites posted retractions. Apparently the author didn't appreciate the retractions:
"We're talking about giving a prepared statement and answering a few questions here, not the Gettysburg Address," said a post on Ace of Spades HQ[insert cowbell here]

JammieWearing Fool, one of the blogs that helped spread the misleading picture, grudgingly acknowledged in an update that Obama used the teleprompter to speak to reporters, not kids -- but took this parting shot:

"What's the difference? Answer: Sixth-graders have more credibility."[insert cowbell here]

Screencap of AOL front page news below fold

UPDATE: What will the WH ministry of truth do about this video from Jon Stewart?

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By Stable Hand at 10:33 PM | Comments |

Monday Night Chopin

In honor of Chopin's 200th birthday, I give you his delectable Scherzo No. 2 in Bb minor, executed perfectly.

Badassness = +12

By Good Lt. at 08:04 PM | Comments |

It Seems We've Upset The Ahki?

Today when I got home I found that "someone" had been very busy flagging my Facebook images.

Facebook removed several Muhammad cartoons and one boobie pic, PG 13 too.

Nope no nips at all.

It seems Facebook is you know, a bunch of wusses.

Oh and Muhammad was a bad ghey pedophile . He liked to tongue kiss little boys on his lap.

Oh and a LOT MORE PEOPLE will see this here than on Facebook.

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Now look what you've made me do bros...

الله هو الأقل...

Fatwa?

By Howie at 07:45 PM | Comments |

Texas: Anger+Convert to ROP=Beheading

Maron-Thomas_150.jpgTexan Maron Thomas, recent convert to Islam, goes on rampage and decapitates 2yr niece with machete after killing her and four other family members.

Thomas' sister, Ka'Tara Price, 24, of Houston, said she believes anger and Thomas' conversion to the Muslim religion influenced his actions. She said she is not aware of him suffering from any mental illness.

"It's anger and pure evilness," Price said Wednesday night. "He's always been a very angry person. If he thinks he's right, he's right."...

Read the rest at Jihad Watch

ROPMA

By Stable Hand at 04:56 PM | Comments |

Iraqi Doctor-Killer Stays in Britain to Protect Iraqi Public

(Yorkshire, England) The Brits are nuts.

AN Iraqi immigrant who stabbed two doctors to death at a Yorkshire hospital has won the right to remain in Britain – after judges ruled that he would pose a danger to the public in his homeland.

Paranoid schizophrenic Laith Alani, 41, has been kept in secure hospitals for 19 years after he killed consultant cosmetic surgeons Kenneth Paton and Michael Masser at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield.

The Home Office wanted to deport him to Iraq on his release, but an immigration tribunal decided such a move would breach his human rights and put people in the Middle Eastern country at risk.

Alani, who told police he carried out the attack because he had received a "command from Allah", could be set free next year.

Correct me if I'm reading this report wrong but it seems that the Brits are going to protect the public in Iraq by placing the British public in danger.

How crazy is that? What happens next year when he's freed and given another "command from Allah?"

By at 04:51 PM | Comments |

Exploding Pig Experiment

(Wiltshire, England) At a secret facility, the UK military set 18 Kevlar-wrapped live pigs next to an explosive device and blew them up. Scientists wanted to see what happens to bodies subjected to violent explosions.

Animal rights activists and members of Parliament have expressed outrage.

By at 04:39 PM | Comments |

Sa'ada War in Yemen, A Humanitarian Disaster

The ICRC issued a statement today drawing attention to the worsening humanitarian crisis in northern Yemen.

My take:

a) its deliberate collective punishment as it has been for years

b) the involvement of Saudis, Iraqis, tribesmen and al Qaeda in the war exacerbate the disaster.

By Jane at 03:56 PM | Comments |

Two Jurors Released From "Lady AlQaeda"Aafia Siddiqui trial; Wounded Soldier Relives Day Of Attack

Friggin terrorist beotch. The jurors released had "interaction" with the audience and felt they could no longer be fair.

Via Daily News

The clandestine soldier, whose identity was limited to his rank - Chief Warrant Officer - limped into the courtroom with a cane and a chestful of medals. He wept on the stand when he described the injuries he sustained in Afghanistan in September. "We were attacked by a roadside bomb," he said. "Three of my men were killed, along with one Afghan." The officer began crying, and Berman reached over and handed him a tissue. "Sorry," the witness said, dabbing at his badly scarred face and milky eyes.

"I was burned over most of my body," he explained. "I've had several skin grafts, lost a couple of organs. Every bone - waist down to my feet - was broken." During his emotional testimony, Siddiqui began pointing at him and, in a soft voice, declared, "I feel sorry for you. Don't do that. It will make America look bad in international court."

The soldier - whose extensive injuries are not connected to the trial - may not have even heard her. His hearing was bad and her voice low. Marshals removed her to holding cell, so she missed his testimony about the day in July 2008, when he was still whole, that he first encountered Siddiqui.

She had been arrested by Afghan forces, allegedly carrying notes about explosives and a list of landmarks including the Statue of Liberty. During an initial attempt to question her, she grabbed his M4 rifle and opened fire on a roomful of U.S. officials and Afghan intelligence officers. He shot her in the stomach with his 9mm pistol.

Read the rest

Beotch was playing on his emotions. Gawd I hate terrorists.

By Stable Hand at 03:14 PM | Comments |

Smackdown Time (Updated)

Time to smack the Taliban's propaganda arm. Thanks to the admin at Ansar al-Mujahideen for forwarding the info. Assalamu alaikum ahki.

3 vids below from a very sneaky Striving4martyrdom.

Flag with Harmful Dangerous Acts, then Abuse of Explosives
1/3
2/3
Flag with Hateful Content, promotes hatred, national origin
3/3

Thanks in advance.


3 1/2 hours. Nice job everyone. Hey Jihadtube, what happened to 3 strikes and you're out? Beotches!

By Ronin at 03:13 PM | Comments |

Video: Military Tribute To Our Fallen Warriors

God bless all who served and payed the ultimate sacrifice.

God bless all who have served and are serving.....kick arse!!

By Stable Hand at 02:55 PM | Comments |

'Unusually High Number' on No-Fly List Trying to Board Planes

This report from the UK's Mirror is very troubling:

Anti-terror officials said the past week had seen an "unusually high" number of people on their no-fly list trying to board US-bound planes.
Why would terrorists try to push people on the no-fly list through? Diversion. While security is busy investigating a no-fly list attempt to board, others who aren't on the list can be sneaking through the checkpoint with IED components.

This is how FAA Red Teams often seek to distract screeners when testing airport security. They send someone through with a fairly easily detected threat, thereby causing a ruckus, while another tries to sneak prohibited items past the distracted screeners.

This is a bad sign.

By Bluto01:59 PM | Comments |

Time's Joe Klein: Americans Too Stupid to Understand Obama's Genius - Updated

Here's how the arrogant ignoramus Joe Klein sums up America's rejection of the stimulus package:

It is very difficult to have a democracy without citizens. It is impossible to be a citizen if you don't make an effort to understand the most basic activities of your government. It is very difficult to thrive in an increasingly competitive world if you're a nation of dodos.
Joe, let me put this in terms that someone like you, a sheltered ultra-liberal media parasite, can understand. The stimulus package operates on the economy in a zero-sum manner. If the government, which produces nothing, decides to spend however many tens of billions of dollars on "shovel-ready" boondoggles and buy-the-vote projects, that money comes from taxpayers, the people who are actually producing things.

So the wealth gets spread around the way the politicians see fit, with a big healthy dollop off the top to support the grotesquely inefficient government bureaucracies administering the socialist money grab redistribution of resources. Instead of letting market forces steer the money to where it will do the most good for the economy, the stimulus funds are steered by bureaucrats to where they'll give the best spin for the political party in power.

In other words, it's rearranging the deck furniture instead of manning the lifeboats or trying to fix the big, gaping hole in the hull.

Can you grok that, Joey, you stupid sack of shit?

Update: Enfant terrible Matthew Yglesias agrees with Klein that Americans are incredibly stupid but objects to Klein's pointing it out, which seems like an incredibly stupid way to make a point - about what you'd expect from a twenty-something progressive dipshit.

I encourage the Left to continue this line. Nothing convinces people to come over to your side quite like gratuitous insults.

By Bluto12:22 PM | Comments |

AlQaeda Seeks Botox For Weapons

Nancy Pelosi will be hardest hit if injections banned

By Stable Hand at 12:08 PM | Comments |

Sex Explained By Pens

NSFW if you are a ballpoint

By Stable Hand at 11:56 AM | Comments |

China accuses US of waging cyberwar

Financial Times

“The US was the first country in the world to introduce the concept of cyberwar; it has introduced and developed a new kind of army, a cyberarmy, and even set up a hacker brigade,” People’s Daily said in a vitriolic editorial. “US intelligence agencies can, through technical means, fully monitor, follow and erase online information harmful to the US’ national interest. It is really ridiculous that under such circumstances, it demands other countries to allow the free flow of information on the net.”
Isn't this the pot calling the kettle black.

A couple of weeks ago, the FBI released a report which stated that China has an army of 180,000 hackers whose sole purpose is to attack America's cyber grid.

By at 11:30 AM | Comments |

Conan Says Goodby With Will Ferrell & Freebird

I don't care who you are, this is funny right there.

Conan Says Goodbye with Will Ferrell & Freebird - watch more funny videos

Cow bells!!

By Stable Hand at 11:27 AM | Comments |

Gibbs, David Rivkin & Crispy Crotch

Former Justice Dept official, Rivkin, "utterly incompetent" the mishandling of crispy crotch Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 10:55 AM | Comments |

Good News! US Treasury Removes All But One Hamas Member From Terror List!

This move shows who Obambi hearts It ain't Israel.

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By Stable Hand at 10:18 AM | Comments |

Former Iraqi Regime/AQI Protest Chemical Ali Execution...

...the same old way they always did, by murdering more people.

Three massive blasts have killed at least 31 people and injured scores more in attacks on three Baghdad hotels popular with Westerners, Iraqi police have said.

The first bomb in the car park of the Sheraton Hotel toppled a concrete wall designed to protect the property and damaged a number of neighbouring buildings.

Minutes later two more car bombs struck near the Babylon Hotel and al Hamra Hotel, which is popular with Western journalists.

Iraqi authorities are searching for survivors in a number of houses that collapsed near the Hamra hotel.

Baghdad's top military spokesman, Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, said suicide bombers are responsible for all three attacks.

The bombings end a 1-1/2 month lull in coordinated assaults on the Iraqi capital as the country gears up for national elections in March.

By Howie at 08:54 AM | Comments |

Imperial Good News: Chemical Ali Meets Allah

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BBC:

Ali Hassan al-Majid, a former Iraqi official known as Chemical Ali, has been executed by hanging, a government spokesman has announced.

Majid, an enforcer in Saddam Hussein's regime and his cousin, had earlier been sentenced to death four times for a range of crimes against humanity.

In January, he was sentenced to death for ordering the gas attack on the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988.

It is believed that about 5,000 people died in the attack.

Majid was sentenced to hang in June 2007 for his role in a military campaign against ethnic Kurds, codenamed Anfal, that lasted from February to August of 1988.

More here at Gateway Pundit.

By Howie at 08:28 AM | Comments |

LOL!

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By Good Lt. at 07:17 AM | Comments |

Jet Crashes After Takeoff from Beirut

Yahoo News:

BEIRUT – An Ethiopian Airlines plane carrying 90 people caught fire and crashed into the sea minutes after taking off from Beirut early Monday, setting off a frantic search as rain lashed the coast and debris washed ashore. At least 23 bodies were recovered.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Lebanon has seen stormy weather since Sunday night, with crackling thunder, lightning and pouring rain.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman said terrorism was not suspected in the crash of Flight 409, which was headed for the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

"Sabotage is ruled out as of now," he said.

Ahhh, so now the Hezbollah upload makes sense.

Here is what Hizballah claims is video of the scene of the plane crash from Lebanese TV

Developing.

By Howie at 05:58 AM | Comments |

Zo: Healthcare Reform Will Not Be Televised

How'd I miss this? Couple days old. Must be all those new Jihadtube uploads from Hizb,Allah clogging up my inbox.

By Howie at 05:42 AM | Comments |

Warmist Scammers Continue to Cite False Claims to Grab Research Money

From the Timesonline:

The chairman of the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has used bogus claims that Himalayan glaciers were melting to win grants worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Rajendra Pachauri's Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), based in New Delhi, was awarded up to £310,000 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the lion's share of a £2.5m EU grant funded by European taxpayers.

Even though the IPCC retracted its outrageous claim that the Himalayan glaciers would be entirely melted by 2035, the lie is still being cited for grant applications:
An abstract of the grant application published on Carnegie's website said: "The Himalaya glaciers, vital to more than a dozen major rivers that sustain hundreds of millions of people in South Asia, are melting and receding at a dangerous rate.

"One authoritative study reported that most of the glaciers in the region "will vanish within forty years as a result of global warming, resulting in widespread water shortages."

And the same charlatans boldly continue to bilk the world without apparent fear of punishment:

The same release also quoted Dr Syed Hasnain, the glaciologist who, back in 1999, made the now discredited claim that Himalayan glaciers would be gone by 2035.

He now heads Pachauri's glaciology unit at TERI which sought the grants and which is carrying out the glacier research.

Critics point out that Hasnain, of all people, should have known the claim that the Himalayan glaciers could melt by 2035 was bogus because he was meant to be a leading glaciologist specialising in the Himalayas.

By Bluto01:15 AM | Comments |

January 24, 2010

Jawa Reader Request: In A Gadda Da Vida

Allah would not approve...meh

By Stable Hand at 11:18 PM | Comments |

Pep Talk On A Terrorist Supporting Forum

In case any akhi is thinking twice about sploding themselves

LOVE FOR DEATH

Love for Allah is a very great thing because yearning for union with Allah is created due to this love. The man who has yearning for union with Allah is liked by Allah. Union with Allah is through death. Therefore, those who have true love for Allah, love death.

A Strange Incident of A Young man

Hazrat Zunnoon Missary says, "I was in Mina on the eve of Hajj. I saw people slaughtering sacrificial animals whereas a young man was sitting very peacefully. I began to observe him what he did. After a while, that youngman began to say, 'O Allah, all the people are busy with slaughtering animals. I also intend to offer sacrifice in Your way. O Allah please accept my sacrifice.' Saying this, he pointed to his neck with his finger and fell down. I went near him, observed him minutely and found him dead. May Allah be kind to him! Ameen!" (Kashf-ul-Mahjub)

Those who find enjoyment in Allah's rememberance, must imagine how great enjoyment there will be in union with Allah and this enjoyment is in death. By the Lord of Ka'ba, if he observes one millionth part of martyrdom, he will not like to live in this world even for a moment. Union with Allah, union with Lord and union with Dear Master! Allah-o-Akbar!

The person posting this doesn't want a reunion with Allah. He wants the other sorry bastards on this forum to splode themselves. Allah Akhbar indeed.

By Stable Hand at 08:24 PM | Comments |

Obamaites Caught in "Letter-Writing" Astroturfing Campaign

Patterico, The Cleavland Plain Dealer and some other intrepid souls have uncovered what appears to be a genuine astroturfing campaign by Obamacrats who are writing boilerplate pro-Obama letters to newspaper editorial sections across the nation.

They use different handles like "Ellie Light," "Mark Spivey," and a host of made up names, made up info about their residences and cut-and-pasted replications of Obama Administration propaganda. Newspapers across the country, of course, found these letters very compelling and printed them without knowledge that they were being used as willing dupes in this political astroturf operation.

Thanks to Google, we're finding out that this was a political spamming operation possible links to Obama groups like Organizing for America and is not "grassroots" operation in any sense.

Be sure to read Patterico's roundups of what papers these astroturfed propaganda letters appeared in and when.

Can you spell "DESPERATION," Obamacrats? How about "BUSTED?"

By Good Lt. at 03:33 PM | Comments |

Video:" No Rules For Radicals"

Excellent.

h/t FA

By Stable Hand at 02:49 PM | Comments |

Rusty's Big Chance

The Brangelina Breakup.

Go for it, Shackleford. Rush to Angelina's side and comfort her in her time of turmoil.

By Bluto01:48 PM | Comments |

ROP: Girl Beaten For Chatting On MSN

Islam in Europe

A 16 year old might lose her eye for chatting on MSN. Caught while on her computer in December, she was beaten and locked up at home in the Paris suburb of Saint-Gratien (Val d'oise). With their parents' permission, both strict Muslims, her two brothers (28 and 32) allegedly punished the victim. The four held a family meeting to avoid legal repercussions.

The brothers and parents [ed: according to one report, the mother was not charged] appeared before a magistrate in Pontoise yesterday, charged with willful violence, kidnapping or more than seven days and neglect.

ROPMA

h/t Mark

By Stable Hand at 12:57 PM | Comments |

Bad Ghey Al Shabaab Sentenced

Hussein Mohammed Ali, who was dressed in women attire and veil, has confessed before the court that he is among the Somalia’s hard-line insurgent group of Al-Shabaab and was planning to carry out attacks in the two regions.
Bad, bad ghey terrorist.
By Stable Hand at 12:25 PM | Comments |

Gibbs: "Voters In Massachusetts Voted In Support Of Obama"?!?!?!?

FNC The White House is evaluating whether to take a breather on health care or try to push for passing legislation, but is not convinced Massachusetts voters were trying to block health insurance reform by voting last week to send Republican Scott Brown to the U.S. Senate, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Sunday[...]

Gibbs said that Brown may have campaigned on stopping the health care bill but that's not why voters elected him over Democrat Martha Coakley.

"More people voted to express their support for Barack Obama than to oppose him," Gibbs said.

Umm, k.

By Stable Hand at 11:55 AM | Comments |

Video: I Am Palestine

Mean Jewish Settlers

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By Stable Hand at 10:07 AM | Comments |

Bin-Laden Claims Flight 253 Attack Warns US of More Attacks

CNN:

CNN) -- A new audio tape allegedly from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden claims responsibility for an attempt to blow up a plane en route to Michigan on Christmas Day and warns the United States of more attacks.

The tape, which aired on the Arabic-language news Web site Al-Jazeera on Sunday, says "the United States will not dream of enjoying safety until we live it in reality in Palestine."

The tape continues: "It is not fair to enjoy that kind of life while our brothers in Gaza live in the worst of miseries."

CNN could not independently confirm the authenticity of the message, but the CIA has in the past confirmed Al-Jazeera reports on tapes from the al Qaeda leader.

I thought Obi-One said he was going to kill this bastage first thing. What are you waiting on Mr. President?



This appears to be the original Arabic Audio
. I can't say much except it in his voice. And I recognize a few of the Arabic words.

By Howie at 07:05 AM | Comments |

Flashback: Aqualung, Thick As A Brick

Figure I would rot your brains out with this instead of "shocka" nekkid pictures of Siraj Haqqani and Joey's ole lady's butt maggots.

Thick As A Brick:

By Stable Hand at 12:49 AM | Comments |

January 23, 2010

Berlin: Muslimas Attack Fellow Students Who Don't Wear Hijabs

Via Islam in Europe


Volker Steffens, head of the Thomas-Morus high-school says that twice girls with headscarves punched blond fellow students without headscarves, pushed them to the ground and kicked them.

About 80% of the 500 students in the school are of foreign origin, representing 41 nations. The principal says that once a headscarf-wearing girl muslima[FTFY...ed] tried to set fire to the hair of another blond student, and that the victims are mostly Polish.

Rita Herrmanns of the Berlin school authority says that[Islamic...ed] fundamentalist tendencies have been taking over in Berlin schools as well in recent years. Increasingly, more girls wear headscarves, more Muslim parents forbid their daughters from participating in class trips, swimming and sex-ed classes.

Principal Volker Steffens who sees the consequences on the front lines says that Islamist tendencies and direct racist attacks by girls are striking.

Nothing to see here, move along...

h/t Mark

By Stable Hand at 08:14 PM | Comments |

Yemen's Human Rights Violations Risk Turning "Al Qaeda's enemies into its friends"

Human Rights Watch has a good list of Seven Principles for Effective International Engagement in Yemen that calls for a UN Human Rights monitoring mission in Yemen and notes,

Rather than go after top al Qaeda members, President Saleh has until recently directed his security forces to concentrate on his domestic political opponents (many of whom, as noted, are ideologically opposed to al Qaeda). Without significant pressure and vigilance, he is likely to exploit any new international support to intensify domestic repression. Indeed, on January 4, within days of President Barack Obama's recent expressions of support for Saleh's government, security forces opened fire on hundreds of protestors peacefully demanding the reopening of Yemen's largest independent newspaper, Al-Ayyam. And on January 16, still under the spotlight of increased US and EU attention, a new Special Press Court sentenced Anisa ‘Uthman of the weekly Al-Wasat to three months in prison for an article that "offended" the president. Even before those two recent incidents, the intensity of the government's crackdown on free expression since 2009 was unprecedented.

My write-up here: Dubbed “Yemen’s Darfur” by Yemeni activists, patterns of collective punishment of the civilian population in the Sa’ada War include denying humanitarian access by aid groups, a blockade on food and medicine and mass arrests including children based on vague suspicions of sympathy for the Houthi rebels. Other repetitive human rights violations by Saleh’s regime include mass arbitrary arrests of dissidents, a brutal crackdown on the independent media and widespread torture by security forces. The torture of children as young as eleven and twelve is well documented.

By Jane at 03:25 PM | Comments |

Sandcrawler PSA: Facebook Site: F**k The Troops

This site needs to be gone NOW.

How can you support the troops, but not the War?
Doesn't make any sense to me, Fuck the Troops, and Fuck the War. Damn propaganda can't tell me what to do!
Systematic hypocrisy.

This is a forum for radical discussion :)

If you are a troop or supporter and you get uppity, I'll kick your ass out of this privileged group. Thanks for cooperating and have fun!




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Bastages

By Stable Hand at 01:00 PM | Comments |

Jawa Exclusive!! Never Seen Before Image Of Taliban's Siraj Haqqani Naked

Must credit Jawa Report.

We received tip from a akhi on one of our forums.

Image below fold.

By Stable Hand at 12:30 AM | Comments |

January 22, 2010

New York: Muzzammil Hassan Uses "She Was Mean To Me" For Reason To Chop His Wife's Head Off

"Honor killing" bastage.

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The founder of an Islam-oriented television station who is accused of beheading his wife was abused by her for years, according to his lawyer, who said Friday he will pursue a defense combining that justification as well as psychiatric claims.

Defense attorneys' claims that Muzzammil Hassan was victimized by his wife drew a blunt response from District Attorney Frank Sedita after a hearing Friday.

"He chopped her head off," Sedita said. "He chopped her head off. That's all I have to say about Mr. Hassan's apparent defense that he was a battered spouse."...

h/t Robert

By Stable Hand at 11:44 PM | Comments |

Video: "I Am Israel " - Documentary Film Version

Excellent video, sniff.

h/t Avi

By Stable Hand at 08:31 PM | Comments |

Vanity Fair???

Bwwwahahahahhaaaaaaaa!!!!

Later this year, we’ll be launching a two-pronged campaign by which we hope to increase both the reach and efficiency of the blogosphere, as well as to bring pressure to bear on the media at large.....

I suggested to him that, in contrast to that particular project, we try to recruit bloggers who aren’t completely deranged. He agreed that this might be an effective approach.

Well I guess that leaves Vinnie out?

Actually I agree with much of what was said. Except for the insane nasty blog war part that has been going on.

But blogs have already been invented. And without the crazy part you're not gonna get any traffic that's for damn sure. And I'm sure Charles and his enemies are enjoying the traffic his little self created blog war has drawn.

Maybe we can get in on that ;)

We need more diversity and linking on blogs not more petty creation vs science crap coupled with more consolidation.

Personally I've never had a conflict with science and God. Nope never read Sagan or Leaky or Asimov or even Charles Johnson for that matter and come away with less faith.

Never found much in the bible that explains much except Jesus ,how to save your soul and live either. But I don't dislike my "the world was created in 7 days and is 6000 years old " literalist cube neighbors. Nice folk. Trust my kid with em any day.

Seriously when Charles' Science can give me an at least half proven theory on what caused the big bang. Not a hypothesis mind you. Give me a call. Until then drop the believers are nutso anti-science crap.

If you want to do the blogs a service go invent a kick ass automatic spamproof trackback system.

Because that's the important part Charles is ordinary folk getting their say. Not a few hand picked vetted PC fake ass people.

Your idea is not bad, but how many Hot Air's can there be? If you can make it work more power to ya. I'll put my crazy blog money on no.

What you thought I play with real money?

By Howie at 08:20 PM | Comments |

All Eyes On Yemen(Update)

In a recent 48 hr period 6 people on the no fly list tried to board flights to US

Not good considering UK recently raising their threat level to red.

UPDATE: Blotter: Female Suicide Bombers May Be Heading Here From Yemen

U.S. Agents Told Women Believed Connected to al Qaeda May Have Western Appearance and Passports
Again, this sucketh

h/t Mark for update

By Stable Hand at 05:43 PM | Comments |

Finally: Pork Based Gun Oil --- New Weapon Against Terrorists

Silver Bullet Gun Oil

SILVER BULLET GUN OIL, is a HIGHLY EFFECTIVE Counter-Islamic terrorist force multiplier. SILVER BULLET GUN OIL was designed specifically to put Demoralizing FEAR and TERROR into SUPPOSEDLY "Fearless" Islamo-Fascist terrorists.

It was created with the "TRUEBELIEVER'' in mind. According to the Koran, Allah states, "Any of my followers contaminated by swine at the time of his death will be denied entry to my paradise forever, I HATE THE STENCH OF SWINE."

Read the rest as they say.

h/t Blackflag

By Stable Hand at 03:33 PM | Comments |

Red Alert: UK Raises Terror Threat Level, Attack "Highly Likely"

What does this mean? That a terrorist attack against the UK is not imminent, but is highly likely. Um, I'm not sure the distinction eases my fears any.

BBC:

The UK terror threat level is being raised from "substantial" to "severe", Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said.

The new alert level means a terrorist attack is considered "highly likely". It had stood at substantial since July....

Mr Johnson stressed there was no intelligence to suggest a terrorist attack was imminent.

The decision to raise the threat level was made by the UK's Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC).

Apparently the raising of the threat level is somehow connected to the failed Christmas Day underwear bombing which was planned by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). AQAP continues to saber rattle over attacks by the Yemeni Army against them.

Given the recent events at Fort Hood and Little Rock, I'd be mindful of home-grown jihadis. Even though the Brits are much better at keeping an eye on domestic terrorists, the numbers of would-be jihadists in the UK are astronomical -- literally thousands and thousands of young men with sympathies toward al Qaeda. And with those kinds of numbers, it's really hard to keep tabs.

UPDATE: The Times has a different take on what this is connected to:

"The Times understands that the decision to raise the threat level is connected to the conference on Afghanistan taking place at Lancaster Gate, London, next Thursday.

Sources said there had been intensive discussions throughout the day relating to intelligence suggesting a possible attempted “spectacular” by an al-Qaeda affiliated group."
Thanks to Leap of Faith.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:12 PM | Comments |

UK Terror Threat Level Raised To 'Severe'

Sky News


The terror threat level in the UK has been raised from "substantial" to "severe", meaning an attack is "highly likely", Home Secretary Alan Johnson has said

By Matt Damon at 02:57 PM | Comments |

LR Killer: "This Was a Jihadi Attack on Infidel Forces"

Here's the full text of the letter from Abdul Hakim Muhammad, the man who murdered an Army recruiter in Little rock and tried to kill a second, to the judge presiding over his trial. I've transcribed it as written, hence all the mispelling, capital letters, and lack of paragraphs. Emphasis, though, is mine:

To Judge Wright Jr.
From Abdul Hakim Muhammad

I'm writing this because I wish to plead guilty. To all charges I'm facing. Without deals without respite. I wrote the prosecutor and Federal Buerau of Investigations and TBI (Tenn. Buerau of Investigation. Informing them of all of the acts I was involved in around or about May 29 - June 1 2009. I do not wish to recieve funds for my defense. I don't wish to have a trial. I'm affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Member of the Abu Basir's Army. This was a Jihadi Attack on infidel forces. That didn't go as plan. Flat out Truth. I plead to capital Murder, Attempt capital Murder and The other 19 counts without compulsion without Deals. My lawyer and prosecutors have fail to comply. I wrote John Johnson informing him of this. He responded I couldn't plead guilty to capital Murder Case. Which I think is a lie. That's why I'm writing you my lawyer has no defense. I wasn't insane or post traumatic nor was I forced to do this Act. Which I believe and it is justified according to Islamic Laws and the Islamic Religious Jihad To fight Those who wage war on Islam and Muslims. At the next hearing I look forward to pleading guilty and Await sentencing.

Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad
11 pm 1/12/2010

I really have nothing to add. This was an act of individual jihad. The Abu Basir mentioned in the letter who's army Mr. Muhammad claims to be a member of is Abu Basir al-Wahishi, the Yemeni head of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Even if he never received training from AQAP, just knowing who leads the group seems to me an indication that he traveled in jihadi circles (probably online0.

I would direct you to read Ace's thoughts on the matter and I'll just echo his sentiment. As Nidial Hassan taught us: one does not need to formally belong to a terrorist organization to inflict a lot of death and suffering in their name.

Thanks to John in Little Rock for the copy of the letter.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:19 PM | Comments |

TGIF

Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani" can really shake it.

By Stable Hand at 12:55 PM | Comments |

Who Has two Thumbs And Can Kick Ass

This guy:

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Read about New Zealand's SAS fighting in Afghanistan here.

By Ronin at 12:39 PM | Comments |

Halp, Our Hope & Change In Jeopardy

I now interrupt this blog for a special message from a panicked person.

Organizing for America

Yesterday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that corporations can spend freely in federal elections.

It's a green light for a new stampede of special interest money in our politics, giving their lobbyists even more power in Washington. Now, every candidate who fights for change could face limitless attacks from corporate special interests like health insurance companies and Wall Street banks.

While the GOP is celebrating a victory for its special interest allies, President Obama is working with leaders in Congress to craft a forceful response that protects the voices of ordinary citizens.

Please add your name right away to help show that the American people support strong, urgent action to prevent a corporate takeover of our democracy.

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The Supreme Court decision overturned a 20-year precedent saying that corporations could not pay for campaign ads from their general treasuries. And it struck down a law saying corporations couldn't buy "issue ads" - which only thinly veil support for or opposition to specific candidates -- in the closing days of campaigns.

The result? Corporations can unleash multi-million-dollar ad barrages against candidates who try to curb special interest power, or devote millions to propping up elected officials who back their schemes.

With no limits on their spending, big oil, Wall Street banks, and health insurance companies will try to drown out the voices of everyday Americans -- and Republicans seem ecstatic.

While opponents of change in Congress are praising this victory for special interests, President Obama has tasked his administration and Congress with identifying a fix to preserve our democracy -- and we need to show that the American people stand with him.

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By Stable Hand at 12:11 PM | Comments |

CAIR and media’s “star witnesses” in Rifqa Bary case (Brian Smith, Tom Sanchez and Jeff Parker) facing embezzlement, mail tampering and illegal wiretapping charges

***Sticky until noon*** Scroll down for newer posts ***

And surprise (!), the CAIR attorney in the case, Omar Tarazi, is directly complicit in their crimes and is facing criminal charges and bar sanctions as well.

Yesterday, the Orlando Sentinel published the second article in the past week disclosing alleged recorded conversations between the current Global Revolution Church officials, Brian Smith, Tom Sanchez and Jeff Parker (aka the “Judas Three”) and the former pastors of the church, Blake and Beverly Lorenz. The Judas Three have submitted affidavits through Tarazi with the Ohio court. The conversations were recorded illegally, as Florida law requires all parties being taped to be notified they are being recorded. A criminal complaint for their illegal wiretapping has already been filed with the Orlando Police Department.

Now here's what the Columbus Dispatch and Orlando Sentinel conveniently forgot to report about their supposed "star witnesses" in the case.

Perhaps the most disturbing element to the crimes committed by Brian Smith, Tom Sanchez and Jeff Parker is that they have illegally embezzled and/or misappropriated funds sent to the church from all over the country by Rifqa's supporters intended for Rifqa’s legal defense fund. The Orlando law firm overseeing her defense fund, Fowler, O'Quinn, Feeney & Sneed, confirmed this week that they have not found any records of EVER receiving any monies from Global Revolution Church sent to the church designated for Rifqa’s legal defense. I have been provided copies of checks sent to the church designated to Rifqa's defense fund, confirming that monies were in fact received, but never forwarded to Fowler, O'Quinn, Feeney & Sneed.

Anyone who sent checks to the Global Revolution Church or transferred money through the church's PayPal account since August for Rifqa's defense is encouraged to contact the Orlando Police Department at 321-235-5300 (complaint desk) to report the funds missing.

The “Judas Three” are also facing federal mail tampering charges. After the trio engineered a church leadership coup and fired the Lorenzs back in September, they intercepted personal mail intended for the Lorenzs sent to the church post office box. Instead of forwarding the mail to the Lorenz’s in accordance with federal law, they sent the mail to CAIR attorney Omar Tarazi, who is representing Rifqa's parents in Ohio. Tarazi, knowing that the mail had been illegally obtained, then attempted to use this purloined correspondence to sabotage negotiations with Rifqa's legal team, making him an accessory after the fact to the Judas Three's felonious mail tampering. Additionally, Tarazi never notified postal authorities of the crime as required of an officer of the court. The mail tampering was attested to in an affidavit submitted to the Ohio court last month by Blake Lorenz (posted at Atlas Shrugs).

Anyone who sent mail to the Lorenzs at the Global Revolution Church address are directed towards the USPS website to file a complaint to assist the pending federal mail tampering investigation.

The Judas Three are also facing a lawsuit from former church officials who claim that the trio held corporate meetings for the church without the knowledge or notification of other corporate officers for which there are no notices, meeting minutes or agendas; conducted corporate business without authorization; and submitted falsified information to the state of Florida in order to wrest control of the corporation from other church officers. Based on this information, the Lorenzs are considering a separate lawsuit that they were illegally fired by the trio.

The selective reporting by the Dispatch’s Meredith “Hijab” Heagney and the Sentinel’s Amy Edwards is no surprise. Their persistent bias in “reporting” on Rifqa’s plight from the beginning of the affair has already been widely discussed here at the Jawa Report and elsewhere (e.g. Atlas Shrugs and JihadWatch). The actions of the Judas Three and their open alliance with CAIR appear to be an effort to cover up possible financial and other crimes. And it seems evident now, considering the settlement earlier this week in Rifqa’s case, that CAIR’s strategy in the wake of that stunning legal defeat is to attack in the media and the courts those who helped Rifqa escape an abusive home and the terror-tied Muslim community in Ohio. That the media, Tarazi and the Judas Three have banded together in a criminal enterprise should be no surprise to anyone as well.

We’ll keep you posted on the pending criminal charges and lawsuits against Brian Smith, Tom Sanchez, Jeff Parker and CAIR attorney Omar Tarazi.

[The email from Fowler, O'Quinn, Feeney & Sneed, who is overseeing Rifqa's defense fund, confirming they have no records of receiving money from Global Revolution Church (now controlled entirely by Smith, Sanchez and Parker) is below the fold.]

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sean Fowler
> Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2010 4:21 PM
> To: [XXXXXXXX]
> Cc: Laura Harvey; Mike O'Quinn
> Subject: Global Revolution / Rifqa Bary
>
> [XXX],
>
> Based on my research we have not deposited any check written from Global
> Revolution Church. On September 21, 2009 I returned a check to a Mr. & Mrs.
> [XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX] because they had made out a their check
> directly to Global Revolution Church. We never received another check from
> them.
>
> Sean A. Fowler
>
> Fowler, O'Quinn, Feeney & Sneed P.A.
> 28 W. Central Boulevard, Suite 400
> Orlando, Florida 32801
>
> Telephone (407) 425-2684
> Facsimile (407) 425-2690

By Barbarossa at 11:38 AM | Comments |

Soldier Convicted of Murdering al Qaeda Op. Gets Clemency

1st Lt. Michael Behenna, who was convicted of unpremeditated murder in the shooting death of Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda operative, had his sentence reduced yesterday. A small victory I suppose.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:25 AM | Comments |

AG Holder Made Decision To Mirandize Crispy Crotch, Not FBI Agents!

At the White House press briefing, FNC''s Wendell Goler asked Robert Gibbs who made the decision. Gibbs s.l.o.w.l.y. admitted it was Holder.

Read it all at the Washington Examiner

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 11:04 AM | Comments |

Scott Brown's Hot Wife in Bikini 25 Years Ago is Bad or Something

Somehow or another I'm supposed to be offended that Scott Brown's wife appears to be smokin' hot and in a bikini in this 1980s video.

I am offended. But not by the bikini. The bikini just sends tingles up my pants leg.

No, I'm offended by the music. What is that sh*t?

Anyway, thanks to Treacher. Little Miss Attila has more commentary.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:36 AM | Comments |

Jon Stewart Defends .... Michelle Malkin, Scott Brown from Moron Olbermann

For a long time I've maintained that while Jon Stewart has the smartest writers on Comedy Central, Stephen Colbert has the funniest. I'm sorry, I just don't find The Daily Show that funny.

Stewart's wit would find better use as, say, a blogger. A kind of snarky sarcasm nearly always directed at the political opposition. Nearly.

In this big Stewart rails on Keith Olbermann for nearly seven minutes. A much deserved railing, in my estimation But the surprise comes near the end where after refuting the rather lame accusation made by Olbermann that Scott Brown supports violence against women, he uses Olby's attack against long-time friend of the Jawa Michelle Malkin as evidence that Olby -- if measured by his own standards -- supports violence against women.

Classic.

Hopefully we'll get a comment from Michelle later.

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Thanks to Howie for the heads up and Ed for the embed.

Oops, apparently it's Jon not John. That shows you how much I've watched The Daily Show since Craig Kilborn left and it became 50% less funny.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:26 AM | Comments |

CNN: Jack Cafferty Slams Pentagon Over Fort Hood Jihadist

"Jack Cafferty asks why the Pentagon would ignore Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan's ties to Islam."

Click image for video:

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h/t Brad Thor

By Stable Hand at 10:19 AM | Comments |

Irony: GE Employee Attacks ... GE

Irony: Keith Olbermann rails against corporations for purchasing the Senate, Presidency, and the Courts. Keith Olbermann works for one of the largest corporations in the U.S., General Electric.

Also, saying corporations have Constitutionally protected free speech is the same as ..... saying blacks cannot be citizens? Yes, Olbermann actually called yesterday's decision this generations Dred Scott.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:09 AM | Comments |

AlQaeda Linked Al Shabaab Deny Threatening To Attack Nairobi

A recording posted by a akhi on the forums wasn't really al Shabaab, really.

Must suck al Shabaab, all your forums are belong to us.

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Somalia's hardline al Shabaab rebels terrorists [FTFY...ed] denied Friday they had threatened to attack Kenya following a crackdown on Somalis in its capital Nairobi, and said a recording posted on the internet was a fake[...]

But al Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Ali Mohamud Rage told Reuters by telephone the group had not posted the recording.

"We didn't threaten Kenya. That story is a false one. We never posted that on the internet ... Everything needs to be checked first by the media to make sure they know what they are writing about," Rage said.

Akhi Rage is raged...ha!

By Stable Hand at 09:46 AM | Comments |

Imperial Good News: Turkey Arrests 120 al-Qaeda Members

BBC:

urkish police have arrested 120 al-Qaeda suspects in a major nationwide anti-terror operation, reports say.

The arrests were made in co-ordinated pre-dawn raids in 16 provinces, said the state-run Anatolia news agency.

Those detained include an alleged militant recruiter who worked at a university in the eastern city of Van, Anatolia quoted police as saying.

It added the raids came after police seized documents disclosing details of extremist militant activity in Turkey.

Friday morning's raids netted weapons, fake identity cards and camouflage clothing, unnamed police officials said, adding that those detained included suspected senior al-Qaeda members.

The raids, which took place in cities including Ankara and Istanbul, came after 25 suspected al-Qaeda members were arrested in the country earlier this week.

I guess if you don't count that it was that easy to find 145 al-Qaeda members in Turkey this would be good news?

Hat Tip: The Majlis.

By Howie at 08:53 AM | Comments |

Taliban Asylum in Saudi Arabia?

Telegraph:

A briefing paper on the Afghan government's proposals seen by The Daily Telegraph says any peace deal may include "potential exile in a third country" for insurgent leaders.

The document does not name any country, but Saudi Arabia, which recognised the former Taliban regime, is believed to be a possible candidate to give leaders a new life.

I'm sure the Saudi's will have a wonderful program. Mullah Omar and his buds can work out their frustrations by drawing pretty pictures.

Again I ask you, what could possibly go wrong?

Hat Tip: Her Royal Whyness.

By Howie at 08:37 AM | Comments |

Good News: Somali Terror Suspect Released on Bail

Star Tribune:

A Somali man who admitted that he trained with terrorists in Somalia and helped construct a terrorist training camp was released from jail on Thursday pending sentencing.

Abdifatah Yusuf Isse, 25, pleaded guilty to supporting terrorists and has been cooperating for months with investigators working on the case of up to 20 Minneapolis men who returned to jihad in Somalia. He was released after agreeing to pay $25,000 if he does not appear in court when required.

He's been er uh co-operative. What could possibly go wrong???

Hat Tip: Abdirahman.

By Howie at 08:30 AM | Comments |

Riddle Me This

This is a question for the Obamacrats.

How is increasing regulation to choke-hold levels not seen since FDR, attacking banks, threatening lending institutions (making lending harder), attacking hedge funds and destroying the financial sector going to create jobs? What does this do to help create jobs?

Explain. Show your work.

By Good Lt. at 07:17 AM | Comments |

India Issues Terror Alert Over Al Qaeda Hijack Plot

FNC

NEW DELHI — Indian airports were on high alert Friday after intelligence services received information that Al Qaeda-linked militants were plotting to hijack a plane.

Such an attack would be the first major terror strike against India since 10 militants rampaged through Mumbai for three days in November 2008, killing 166 people.

Aviation spokeswoman Moushumi Chakravarty said the airports were placed on alert Thursday after the government received warnings from intelligence agencies.

A report in The Indian Express newspaper, which Chakravarty confirmed, said intelligence officials had uncovered a plot by militants linked to Al Qaeda and the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba group to hijack an Air India or Indian Airlines flight destined for a neighboring South Asian country.

Hmmm, is this a result of David Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana surveillance?

By Stable Hand at 02:54 AM | Comments |

ACORN: The "Pimp & Prostitute" Sued In Philadelphia Federal Court

This sux balls.

Via America's Right

Hannah Giles and James O’Keefe III, the independent filmmakers behind the series of videos which swept the nation in 2009 and exposed internal corruption and illegality within ACORN Housing Corporation, were sued today in federal court in Philadelphia by an ACORN employee featured in one of the pair’s films.

The plaintiff is Katherine Conway-Russell, a Philadelphia resident who has worked for ACORN since March 2008 as an office director. It was Conway-Russell who met with Giles and O’Keefe, posing as a prostitute and pimp as they had in ACORN offices nationwide during other installments of the undercover video series, for a private interview in her office at ACORN’s facility in Philadelphia on July 24, 2009. This is the first such suit filed against the filmmakers by an individual ACORN employee[...]

Judge for yourself in the video below by Giles and O’Keefe. Note that some of the audio is muted because of another lawsuit, this one filed in September 2009 by ACORN itself against not only the filmmakers, but also against Andrew Breitbart, whose BigGovernment.com site was integral in the dissemination of the videos.

Sux to be caught on tape eh Katherine!

h/t Doug Giles

By Stable Hand at 12:58 AM | Comments |

January 21, 2010

Overnight Boobies

For all you perverts...

By Stable Hand at 11:53 PM | Comments |

Aafia Siddiqui,"Lady Al Qaeda", Lawyers Angry Over Extra Security Checks At Court Where She Is On Trial


Is this what we are to expect with KSM and cohorts trial?

Via NYDaily

Lawyers for the so-called[FIFY..ed]"Lady Al Qaeda" are up in arms because spectators at her trial have to show identification and sign in.

The extra security check comes on top of a metal detector placed outside the doorway of the Manhattan courtroom where Aafia Siddiqui is on trial for attempted murder.

Her defense team said Thursday the precautions are depriving her of a fair trial.

"The suggestion is that the gallery may be a threat," said Charles Swift.

Grilling spectators, often in front of jurors waiting to get into the courtroom, "is highly prejudicial," Swift told Federal Judge Richard Berman.

Suck it up aresholes, would be threats from supporters of Siddiqui are real.

By Stable Hand at 10:40 PM | Comments |

Evil Juice!!!

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Ha!

Israeli drones take over Afghan skies

While Israeli soldiers can't fight in the war in Afghanistan, Israeli drones can. Starting next week, five NATO member countries will be operating unmanned aerial vehicles produced in the Jewish state in anti-Taliban operations in the Central Asian country.
Will suck to be sploded by a Jewish made drone....Bwahahahahaha

h/t Avi

By Stable Hand at 09:58 PM | Comments |

Martyr Wannabe Loses His muslimas Goats, Panics

He lost his sex partners.

By Stable Hand at 08:38 PM | Comments |

Washington DC: 2000 Coptic Christians Rally Outside White House on January 21

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Via R.E.A.L.

On January 21, 2010 on a winter afternoon, over 2000 Coptic Christians rallied, chanted, sang, prayed, and marched outside the White House to get the attention of U.S. President Barack Obama and the American public on the continuing human rights violations of the Copts in Egypt.

They came from Maryland, Virginia, New York, New Jersey, and other parts of America to protest the recent terrorist attack on Copts in Egypt on January 6 (Coptic Christmas Eve), with terrorists killing Copts as they left their religious services in Nag Hammadi (near Luxor).

The latest attacks were part of a continuing history of oppression, rape, murder, and forced conversion from Christianity to Islam of the Coptic people and women in Egypt.

More images and info here

Thanks to Rusty "Asadullah Alshishani"

Copts Rally in New York

By Stable Hand at 08:06 PM | Comments |

Facebook Group: "Come On Jews You Know The Holocaust Was Fun, You Got Fit & Trim For Free" (UPDATE: PWND!!)

The Holocaust Was Fun

Facebook, home to free speech for all antisemites, Holocaust deniers, terrorists and terrorist supporters.

One comment on this page:

Hercules B Rockefeller: Did anyone get their Camp LOLocaust summer of 43' shirts in the mail yet?

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More on this group from JIDF

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 07:36 PM | Comments |

Iowahawk: Do No Blame Me

Special Post-Election Analysis by Rosa Ortiz

Former Chief of Housekeeping Staff, Coakley For Senate Campaign

Classic!

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 05:54 PM | Comments |

The Ghost of Ted Kennedy Speaks

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:19 PM | Comments |

She's Once, Twice, Three Times...

In which Arlen Specter confirms that he is a clueless douche.


Thanks to HotAirPundit.

OT: Caught out in the boonies of New York State during the last game of the World Series, I was able to listen to the game on The Big Talker. The sweet, sweet tears of the Philly announcers, as it dawned on them that the Yankees would triumph, were delicious.

By Bluto03:14 PM | Comments |

Muslims Pissed Feds Spying on Them Doing Illegal Stuff

I mean, really, isn't that the argument here? An informant goes to a mosque to see if some alleged wrongdoers are actually up to wrongdoing. In the process he discovers that yes they are up to no good.

We're supposed to be upset about this because, um, it turned out that the alleged criminals were actual criminals? Or because the criminals happened to meet in a mosque? WTF?

If the FBI were to pull back all observations of mosques, I'm sure the bad guys are too stupid to realize that the mosque would then become the perfect place to plan all sorts of evil. Like terrorism. So, let's just go ahead and do that. What could possibly go wrong?

In related news the CAIR [Columbian-American Ironic Relations] raised concerns over civil-rights violations today when it was discovered that the DEA was allegedly sending undercover agents into the Columbian-American community. CAIR also denies that there is any relationship between Columbia and cocaine trafficking.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:18 PM | Comments |

I'll Never Eat Pudding Again

Based on a true story (probably Not Safe for Work if the volume is up).

Seriously, I laughed out loud.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:03 PM | Comments |

Where Have You Gone David Hasselhoff, A Nation Turns It's Lonely Eyes to You

Despair all ye who enter here ~ Germany's new post-Obama-era slogan:

US President Barack Obama suffered a painful defeat in Massachusetts on Tuesday. With mid-term elections looming, it means that Obama will have to fundamentally re-think his political course. German commentators say it is the end of hope.
Via Abu Fatima. Ooops, I meant via Ronin, or as we like to call him: Haselhoff Jr.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:28 PM | Comments |

Clash Radio, Hannah Giles PaPa Raised Her Right

Listen to Clash Radio

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Piddly 708 views, bring it up!!!!! Do it for Hannah...

By Stable Hand at 11:29 AM | Comments |

Muslim FBI guard: I'm getting harassed because of my beard or religion or something...give me $3 million (UPDATED: Help, I'm Being Oppressed!)

Nothing to see here just a 72 year old muslim FBI guard filing a lawsuit claiming racial/religious discrimination. More at ROA

UPDATE by Rusty: Related news from the UK where some Muslim police officers are complaining against crackdowns on terrorists. Which is ironic given that they both a) make the case that Islam doesn't inspire terrorism; and b) make the simultaneous claim that cracking down on terrorists is an affront to Islam.

Also, right-wing extremism more dangerous than terrorists who, um, just happen to all be Muslims. I'm no fan of the BNP, but come on: right-wingers were behind the transit bombings?

If you read the whole story the gist is that Muslim police officers might be reluctant to enforce anti-terror laws. Which to me is less an indication of a disloyal fifth column within the police force than it is an indication that these people are stupid.

When Japanese-Americans were wrongly suspected of disloyalty --- and treated, I might add, far worse than anything feigned or imagined by Muslims in the West --- the overwhelming response was to prove their loyalty by volunteering for the Army, where they acted heroicly.

A community who's strategy for rebuffing accusations of disloyalty is by being disloyal? That's just dumb.

Thanks to Square Mile Wife.

By at 11:02 AM | Comments |

Chicago Argues to Void 14th Ammendment To Protect Weapons Ban

Elizabeth Wydra via Balkinization:

he question of whether and to what extent state and local gun regulations are constitutionally permissible is a question of the highest importance for both gun control advocates and gun rights supporters—and one that is about to be decided by the Supreme Court. In McDonald v. Chicago, the city of Chicago is defending its gun control measures against a challenge by petitioners who argue that the city’s handgun ban violates their right to keep and bear arms—a right, these petitioners argue, that is protected against state and local government infringement by the Constitution’s 14th Amendment. However one feels about guns, anyone who cares about fundamental rights protection should be wary of the argument the city makes in its brief.

In the city’s attempt to preserve its weapons ban, it proves too much, essentially urging the Supreme Court to find that protection of the Bill of Rights and other fundamental liberties against state infringement has no basis in constitutional text or history, and is instead achieved solely by judicial implication. To make matters worse, Chicago’s brief makes common cause with precedent that has been properly labeled by civil rights leaders as “among the most misdirected in the history of the Court”

I'm sure a lot of you out there will enjoy the legal argument.

My argument is more common sense. Sure gangs cause trouble, guns are a part of that trouble. These laws were intended to "stop gang violence" and keep guns, "out of the hands of criminals". Er uh hows that working out?

I was in a hospital one day...waiting (what else do you do there).... in a large metro area close to me. The news came on where some people had walked up to a lady at a stop light, drug her out of her car and took it. Oh and they shot her in the head for no reason. They had the car, why kill her?

My response was that criminals would not do this if about half the time as soon as they walked up to the car the driver blew their brains right back on their buddies. It might take a few times, but eventually they will learn...

The reaction of the folks there was WTF did this guy come from. Well I come from where you know better than to try and carjack someone cause out in Bumfuct you might just get shot.

Their reaction is quite understandable. They deal and see gun violence all the time and it is horrific. But they tend to blame the tool rather than the person wielding it and their hate of the tool has led them to disarm and make themselves easy targets.

True, being armed does not mean you won't become a victim. The chance is still high that a criminal will use the element of surprise.

But disarming yourself leaves you no chance at all, and the bad guys with the freedom to select their victim with no fear of immediate and lethal consequences to themselves.

Hat Tip: Instapundit.

Bonus vid from Jen.

And yeah I'm not really into country, but damn that chick is teh hot!

By Howie at 09:37 AM | Comments |

Former PM of "Moderate" Muslim Country: Avatar Proof that 9/11 Was Staged

Proving once again that the Jews can do anything they put their wascally minds to. James Cameron is Jewish, right?

I am not sure now that Muslim terrorists carried out these attacks. There is evidence that the attacks were staged.

If they can make Avatar, they can make anything,” the former prime minister [Dr. Mahathir Mohamad] told a press conference here yesterday after delivering his speech at the General Conference for the Support of Al-Quds to aid the Palestinians....

“It is quite easy to promise during election time but you know there are forces in the United States which prevent the President from doing some things. One of the forces is the Jewish lobby, AIPAC,” he said.

And just like Ice Cube's jimmy, paranoia runs deep in the Muslim world.

Thanks to Scott Thong.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:30 AM | Comments |

Hamas Accepts Israel's Right To Exist

I copied the headline word for word from the Jerusalem Post because I was speechless.

Now that I have regained consciousness, I will include the ahems and wink-winks.

remarks were made during a meeting he held in Hebron with British millionaire David Martin Abrahams...[possible Sugar Daddy and non-government policy maker]

...Dwaik stressed that other Hamas leaders, including Damascus-based leader Khaled Mashaal and Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, have voiced support for the idea of establishing an independent Palestinian state within the pre-1967 boundaries. [which means the big dogs haven't signed off]

"People might say that I'm naïve, so let them. But I'm prepared to give them [Hamas] a chance because I've got faith and confidence in Dwaik and Haniyeh. [Hahahaha, oh, that's good, I'm crying. Do you do standup?]

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By Ronin at 09:06 AM | Comments |

"Gunny Pop" Nick Popaditch(R) To Run For California's 51st Congressional District Seat Held By Bob Filner(D)

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Way to go Pop!
Decorated Marine veteran Nick Popaditch on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the 51st Congressional District seat held by Democrat Bob Filner.

Nicknamed “Gunny Pop,” Popaditch served two separate stints in the Marines. He was a tank commander during the Persian Gulf war and honorably discharged in 1992 after six years.

Tiring of civilian life, he rejoined the Marines in 1995. A widely circulated photograph after the fall of Baghdad in 2003 shows the tank commander and platoon sergeant smoking a cigar in front of the statue of Saddam Hussein just before his unit helped tear it down[...]

Filner’s 51st District runs the length of the California-Mexico border and is 48 percent Democratic to 27 percent Republican. The Chula Vista Democrat was re-elected in 2008 with 73 percent of the vote.

h/t Joanne

By Stable Hand at 08:39 AM | Comments |

Siraj Haqqani (Porn King) Interviewed by Terrorists Mouthpiece Al Jazeera

I suppose they didn't feel the need to ask him about his child porn operation.

Bill Roggio has the lowdown and vid

I prefer to post this vid, in case anyone has forgotten. This bastage needs to be dead.

BTW, a commenter called the maker of this vid (Allahakchew) a twat! Ya gonna stand for that?

By Stable Hand at 07:51 AM | Comments |

Scott Baio Posted An Unflattering Pix Of Michelle O, Hell Ensues

scott baio.jpgScott Baio (Charles in Charge, etc) is in deep do do for not showering affection on the one's first lady. He posted it on twitter and is receiving a lot of flak including death threats.

For New followers: I POST A LOT OF JOKES WITH PICS. They are JUST that, a joke. NOT targeting anyone. Laughter IS the best medicine.

Sheesh people, get a life!

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By Stable Hand at 07:26 AM | Comments |

Napole-One Crossing the Voters

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Secretary Janet "Nappy" Napolitano via Reverend Right:
My fellow Americans,

It is with deep regret that I must now move us to Threat Level Red on the Obama Administration DHS Threat Level Meter!

This is not a drill! Tea-Baggers have been caught voting in Massachusett(e)s, where such a thing was, just weeks ago, unthinkable! Worse yet, their interference in our Nation's cherished democratic process of the automatic pre-determined coronation of the approved candidate of the liberal elite, has tipped the balance of an important election there that threatens to undermine Democrat hegemony in Washington, D.C.!

...Please take this threat seriously, and report any and all future Tea-Bagger activity to the Department of Homeland Security or the nearest MSNBC correspondent immediately!


By Howie at 06:30 AM | Comments |

It's Not Really Official: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

What other evidence do you need? His kid is claiming, in an interview with Rolling Stone (of all places) in a strip club that Bin Laden won the WOT.

Seriously? If pops was alive, would this interview have ever happened? With Rolling Stone? In a strip club?

I'm just asking questions here people.

By Vinnie at 01:15 AM | Comments |

The Next Time Your Teenager Whines Because You Grounded Them

Show them this story.

A teenage girl in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to 90 lashes and two months in prison for taking a cell phone to school, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

The 13-year-old's punishment, harsher than that given to some robbers and looters, requires her to be flogged in front of her classmates, the Daily Mail quoted Saudi newspaper Al-Watan.

By Vinnie at 12:17 AM | Comments |

Geert Wilder's Trial Opens

Go watch his speech at this extreme right wing hatemonger's site. Unless he's currently hatemongering. Then you might want to wait for awhile and then go back when he's done. Never get in Spencer's way when he's mongering hate.

By Vinnie at 12:12 AM | Comments |

January 20, 2010

I Blog Using Google and I Love Osama bin Laden

Say hi to Abu Zubair's online home away from home. The man who's online writings were so convincing, that he changed Youssef al-Khattab's life.

Or, if you want, just call him what I do: Hassan Khalid. How's Maryland, Hassan? Oh, wait, you mean you're NOT in London? ;-)

In any event, he loves Osama bin Laden and thinks you should too. Bin Laden being a "leader" and a "scholar" and what not. His website is something like a, um, jihad archive.

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Yet another Google hosted terrorist support blog. You know, with a name like "Path to Martyrdom" you'd think it would be a dead giveaway that the site might support terrorism. One has to wonder whether or not Google's security is run by the same guy that vetted Nidal Hassan for promotion?

Honestly, it's been so long since I've reported a blogspot account for abuse that I've forgotten how.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:59 PM | Comments |

My Inbox

I laughed me arse off reading this:

Yesterday's disappointing election results show deep discontent with the pace of change. I know the OFA community and the President share that frustration.

We also saw what we knew to be true all along: Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn't take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

We could have simply sought to do things that were easy, that wouldn't stir up controversy. But changes that aren't controversial rarely solve the problem.

Our country continues to face the same fundamental challenges it faced yesterday. Our health care system still needs reform. Wall Street still needs to be held accountable. We still need to create good jobs. And we still need to continue building a clean energy economy.

The President isn't walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger. We must match that commitment with our own.

But it won't be easy. Real change never is. For that reason, I am grateful you're part of this fight with us.

Thank you,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

Donate
Yes, I am part of the fight AGAINST you. BTW, why in the hell do you want me to donate to my demise?

By Stable Hand at 10:13 PM | Comments |

CNN, MSNBC Cut Brown's Mike

They were trying not to believe this happened I suppose. Losing hurts when they worked so hard for Coakley

Click link for more from Johnny Dollar Place

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By Stable Hand at 05:03 PM | Comments |

Offensive Computing: A look at the recent attack on Google.cn

Yesterday Steven Adair at The Shadow Server Foundation posted an overview on some of the cyber espionage/warfare events that Shadowserver has witnessed recently and some background on the problem as a whole. His post, "Cyber Espionage: Death By 1000 Cuts" is pretty indicative of an ongoing problem that the media really doesn't talk about with authority (the "elephant in the room" if you will).

"If most of us do not even see the problem, how can we possibly stop it? Massive amounts of data are being stolen every week and very little is being done about it. Most victims are unaware its happening and by the time they find out (if they find out) it is too late. What do you do when all your research and competitive data is gone? Imagine going to the negotiating table where the other side already knows everything you are going to say. These are just some of the scenarios are likely playing out. This is not something you want to happen to you.

Allow me to give you a generalized break down of industries we have seen as confirmed victims of groups that can be referred to as the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT). A large majority of these apply to both U.S. and non-U.S based industries.
• Aerospace
• Cellular Companies
• Commerce Organizations
• Communications Systems
• Defense Contractors
• Energy (Oil/Gas/others)
• Environmental
• Financial Institutions
• Fortune 500
• Government
• Government Consulting
• Human Rights Organizations
• International Aid Organizations
• Law Firms
• News Organizations
• Olympic Committees
• Satellite
• Tibetan Community
• University Research Institutions
"

Let's face it, there are millions on millions of malware infected computers in the world and they aren't just sitting there, they are valuable resources being used for nefarious purposes (ddos, spam, phishing etc). Likewise, targeted malware attacks are regular occurrences today and will continue to be so going forward.

While I'm not going to add any new material here to go along with his post I can tell you the scale of what's happening now is disturbing. In case you missed the initial link, you can click over to the whole post here. I'll point out for those interested that Shadows Statistics pages can be be pretty entertaining in a morbid sort of way as well.

By blackflag at 04:19 PM | Comments |

Listen To Secure Freedom Radio

Here

Patrick Poole, John Bolton, Fred Kagan on JANUARY 20, 2010 Patrick Poole discusses the deadly political correctness in U.S. counter terrorism policy. John Bolton brings us up to speed on nuclear issues and Fred Kagan provides unmatched expertise on Yemen and Afghanistan. All this and more!
Secure Freedom Radio.org.

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 04:15 PM | Comments |

Geert Wilders to Anti-Freedom Speech Nazi Court: Suck My Balls!


Muslims in "moderate" Indonesia on Geert Wilders

The suck my balls comment is a paraphrase, of course. But it's not far off the mark if not a little terse. Here's the written statement that Geert Wilders has up on his website addressing the court before which he appeared today defending his right to criticize Islam.

It makes me sick to even have to write that. A guy in front of a court for criticizing a religion. What is this, the freaking Middle Ages? [No one suspects the Spanish Inquisition!]:

Mister Speaker, judges of the court,

I would like to make use of my right to speak for a few minutes.

Freedom is the most precious of all our attainments and the most vulnerable. People have devoted their lives to it and given their lives for it. Our freedom in this country is the outcome of centuries. It is the consequence of a history that knows no equal and has brought us to where we are now.

I believe with all my heart and soul that the freedom in the Netherlands is threatened. That what our heritage is, what generations could only dream about, that this freedom is no longer a given, no longer self-evident.

I devote my life to the defence of our freedom. I know what the risks are and I pay a price for it every day. I do not complain about it; it is my own decision. I see that as my duty and it is why I am standing here.

I know that the words I use are sometimes harsh, but they are never rash. It is not my intention to spare the ideology of conquest and destruction, but I am not any more out to offend people. I have nothing against Muslims. I have a problem with Islam and the Islamization of our country because Islam is at odds with freedom.

Future generations will wonder to themselves how we in 2010, in this place, in this room, earned our most precious attainment. Whether there is freedom in this debate for both parties and thus also for the critics of Islam, or that only one side of the discussion may be heard in the Netherlands? Whether freedom of speech in the Netherlands applies to everyone or only to a few? The answer to this is at once the answer to the question whether freedom still has a home in this country.

Freedom was never the property of a small group, but was always the heritage of us all. We are all blessed by it.

Lady Justice wears a blindfold, but she has splendid hearing. I hope that she hears the following sentences, loud and clear:

It is not only a right, but also the duty of free people to speak against every ideology that threatens freedom. Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States was right: The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.

I hope that the freedom of speech shall triumph in this trial.

In conclusion, Mister Speaker, judges of the court.

This trial is obviously about the freedom of speech. But this trial is also about the process of establishing the truth. Are the statements that I have made and the comparisons that I have taken, as cited in the summons, true? If something is true then can it still be punishable? This is why I urge you to not only submit to my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of freedom of speech. But I ask you explicitly to honour my request to hear witnesses and experts on the subject of Islam. I refer not only to Mister Jansen and Mister Admiraal, but also to the witness/experts from Israel, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Without these witnesses, I cannot defend myself properly and, in my opinion, this would not be an fair trial.

I can't say I agree with Geert Wilders on all issues, and I have vehemently opposed some of his more idiotic ideas (like banning the Quran), but what right does a government -- any government -- have to suppress criticisms of religion?

The prosecution of Geert Wilders is a two fold attack on freedom. First, it violates free speech. Second, if violates freedom of religion. The second point being nearly universally missed since the first point usually suffices as a defense. But think about it: freedom of religion is also about the ability to criticize religions which you don't agree with. The broad religious freedoms enjoyed in the United States have led not only to greater religiosity, but also to a wider diversity of religious creeds. The history of the creation of sects is the history of one group of adherents disagreeing with another set of adherents.

To single out Islam as the sole religion which cannot be criticized is to give it state sanctioned protection not enjoyed by other religious communities. It is, in fact, just what many of the critics say it is: creeping sharia.

Because in the Netherlands, just like in Saudi Arabia, it is perfectly legal to criticize Christianity. But it is against the law to criticize Islam!

Again, I think many so-called examples of creeping sharia that are sent to me are pretty way off base. In fact, some of the email I get is from the paranoid fringe who think there is a super-secret Islamic conspiracy. A bunch of rubbish, all of it. There are much simpler explanations for the underlying motives of groups of people than conspiracy. Like try stupidity. Or maybe fear. As in: the Dutch really are afraid of offending Muslims who have some adherents who will kill you. Offending Christians? Not so much.

In any event I support Geert Wilders. And when I say that it doesn't mean I support everything he says or does, only that I support his right to freedom. Which I do. Unequivocally.

Thanks to Robert Spencer who is pretty much going all Geert Wilders all the time today so there's not a solitary post to point you to. Just go read all of them!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:33 PM | Comments |

Good News: Hillary Overrides State Department Order Prohibiting Jihadi "Scholar" Into US

Here's a great idea: in the wake of nearly a dozen home-grown terrorists arrested last year a lone, let's let a guy into the country who gives intellectual support to their efforts:

State Department spokesman Darby Holladay said Wednesday that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has signed orders enabling the scholars' entry if they obtain visas.

The professors are Tariq Ramadan of Oxford University and Adam Habib of the University of Johannesburg.

Holladay said Clinton decided to use her exemption authority for the benefit of the professors.

JWF has more commentary and background on Tariq Ramadan here.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:52 PM | Comments |

The Fort Hood Report: Why No Mention Of Islam?

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PC bs.

Via Times

"The U.S. military's just-released report into the Fort Hood shootings spends 86 pages detailing various slipups by Army officers but not once mentions Major Nidal Hasan by name or even discusses whether the killings may have had anything to do with the suspect's view of his Muslim faith. And as Congress opens two days of hearings on Wednesday into the Pentagon probe of the Nov. 5 attack that left 13 dead, lawmakers want explanations for that omission.
They damn well better get answers.

h/t Dick

By Stable Hand at 02:15 PM | Comments |

DNI: It was stupid to Mirandize Christmas Bomber

A rare glimpse of sanity within the Obama Administration?

[Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair] noted that the administration has created a special team for interrogating high-value terrorism suspects and that it wasn’t used -- but should have been -- after the arrest of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian accused of attempting to take down the Northwest Airlines flight traveling from Amsterdam to Detroit.

"That unit was created exactly for this purpose," Blair told the Senate Homeland Security Committee. “We did not invoke the [High Value Interrogation Group] in this case. We should have. Frankly, we were thinking more of overseas people. And, duh ... the decision was made on the scene."

So, given that the DNI is dead on right here as opposed to the Attorney General's office, shouldn't Obama be showing us some of that 'accountability' he's always talking about and fire Eric Holder?

Thanks to DrewM.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:34 PM | Comments |

Bomb Scare at German Airport

Nothing about this story gives me faith in German airport authorities. If I have the story straight, then they found explosives residue on the man's laptop. But the guy grabbed the laptop and ran into the terminal where they .... wait for it ... couldn't find him.

So, after not finding a guy who may be carrying a bomb (laptop bomb?) what do they do? Reopen the airport:

A man whose laptop tested positive for explosives during a security check at Munich Airport grabbed the computer and ran into the departures area, prompting police to close and evacuate the terminal for more than three hours. ...

“It’s possible that the passenger was in a big rush and he didn’t hear, or didn’t want to hear” the officer who asked to take a closer look at the laptop, Poerschke said. The man may have “just run to his flight.”

The terminal reopened at 6:42 p.m. local time today after being closed at about 3:30 p.m., said an e-mailed statement by Munich Airport, Germany’s second biggest. More than 100 outbound flights were delayed, the statement said.

How hard is it, really, to jump on a guy running from a security checkpoint? I was under the impression that people in airport security should be able to, you know, run. But maybe not in Germany.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:24 PM | Comments |

Olby and the Disprove it Standard

Each and every day Kieth Olbermann sounds more and more like a Birther or a Truther.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:17 PM | Comments |

Big Boobs = Free Drinks

Breast Babes.jpg(Singapore) Take it as a fact of life, if you want attention, bring in the boobies.

A NIGHTCLUB in Singapore is offering free drinks to women according to the cup size of their bra, reports China Press.

The OverEasy nightclub came out with the idea to attract customers by organising the event themed 'Fill My Cups'.

It is said that those with A cup would get one free drink while those with B cup would get two glasses.

Those who wore C cup would receive three drinks.

Women with D cup would be given a bottle of alcoholic drink worth S$168.

At current exchange rate, S$168 equals approximately US$120. (More boobies)

By at 12:38 PM | Comments |

Somalia MP'S Told To Stop Hiding In Kenya

Way to crack down on alQaeda linked al Shabaab, hide in Kenya.

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By Stable Hand at 12:27 PM | Comments |

Anniversary Celebrations All Around

Happy 1-Year Anniversary Mr President. Please take to heart that you are still more popular than Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula.

Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum Presents: A Statement Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Founding of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

Feel free to read their dribble below the fold.

Ansar al-Mujahideen English Forum Presents:

A Statement Marking the One Year Anniversary of the Founding of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful.

All praise be to Allah, and may peace and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, Muhammad ibn Abdullah, and upon his family, his Companions, and those who follow his footsteps until the day of Judgment.

To proceed:

Every once in a while an important event takes place, the significance of which is not immediately apparent. It is only after a period of time passes that the enormity of the event is fully recognised. Such an event took place exactly one year ago today: on January 20th 2009.

On that day an announcement was posted to the jihadist forums, informing the Believers of the merger of two branches of the al-Qaida organisation: the branches in Yemen and Saudi Arabia.

This new organisation would be known as Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and would be lead by Amir Abu Basir – Nasir al-Wahayshi (may Allah protect him), along with his deputy Sheikh Abu Sufyan – Said al-Shihri (may Allah protect him)

This merger was in accordance with the command of Allah, the Exalted, who said:

"...and fight the polytheists collectively, as they fight you collectively" (Al-Tawbah: 36)

And it was in accordance with the authentic hadith of the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) who said:

"A Believer to another Believer is like a building whose different parts strengthen each other"

Indeed, one of the main objectives of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is to carry out the last request of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, who said:

"Expel the polytheists from the Arabian Peninsula"

There was a certain amount of enthusiasm on the jihadist forums, people recognised the leadership potential of Amir Abu Basir (may Allah protect him), and looked forward to him slowly rebuilding the capabilities of the Mujahideen of the Arabian Peninsula. Outside of jihadist circles however, the announcement barely raised an eyebrow.

Very few people could have predicted that in just twelve short months Amir Abu Basir (may Allah protect him) would have made Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula a household name, an inspiration to Muslims the world over, and a nightmare from which the Zionist-Crusaders and the Arab Apostates cannot seem to awaken from.

In twelve short months Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula have achieved the following:

1.) Targeted the heads of Disbelief even while they hid behind their Palace walls, in the operation which targeted Muhammad bin Nayif. Every one of the Idol Kings of the Arabs will now sleep less soundly: knowing that the Lions of Tawhid are coming for them soon!

2.) Sent the Western world into a spin, forcing the infidels to spend many billions of dollars upgrading their airport security, following the operation of Umar al-Farouq (may Allah free him)

3.) Revealed the treachery of the Yemeni army, their disregard for the blood and honor of the Muslims, their complicity in the crimes of the Zionist-Crusaders; and therefore the obligation of fighting them.

4.) Clearly identified their long and short-term objectives, and proved the religious legitimacy of their acts with stirring speeches from Sheikh Ibrahim al-Rubaish, Commander Muhammad ibn Abdur-Rahman al-Rashid and Sheikh Abu Zubair Adil al-Abab (may Allah protect them all)

5.) Set a wonderful example for the Ummah to follow, with the martyrdom of Abul Khair - Abdullah Hassan al-Assiri, Abu Tamim al-Azdi - Yusuf al-Shehri, and Abu Omar al-Najdi - Raed al-Harbi (may Allah have Mercy on them all)

In conclusion, we congratulate all Mujahideen, especially those in the Arabian Peninsula, on their many victories during 2009, and look forward to even more from them in 2010, with the permission of Allah.

Truly they have warmed the hearts of the Believers who had begun to despair of the situation in the Arabian Peninsula ever being improved.

Our Lord! Protect the leaders of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula!

Our Lord! Grant their Mujahideen one of the two best things: Victory or Martyrdom!

Our Lord! Grant victory to the Mujahideen in the Arabian Peninsula, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, in Somalia, in the Caucasus, in the Islamic Maghreb, and all around the world!

Our Lord! Humiliate the Zionist-Crusaders and the Apostates, foil their plans, sow discord among them, and shatter the illusion of their might!

"Our Lord! Pour down patience upon us, make our feet firm, and grant us victory over the Disbelieving people!" (Al-Baqarah: 250)

And our final prayer is: All praise be to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Don't Forget Us in Your Prayers

Thanks to Rusty "AMEF" for posting this on our forum.

By Ronin at 10:58 AM | Comments |

Haiti: Crowds Shout "USA, USA" After Woman Was Rescued

Haiti Earthquake: After hours of work, an L.A. County urban search and rescue team pulls a woman from the rubble as crowds begin to chant "USA, USA".

h/t HA headline thingy

By Stable Hand at 10:43 AM | Comments |

Saudi Court Stops Forced Marriage of 16 yr. old to 75 yr. old Man

As bad as this is, it's an improvement. How so? She went to the government for help, and received it. There was a time when the Islamic courts would have had no problem sending the young girl back to her husband. But long embarrassed by the tradition of forced child marriages, the Saudi elite are finally coming around to doing something about it. Maybe not enough, but something is better than nothing.

But still, what do you say about a society in which a father swaps his 16 year old daughter so that he can now have his way with his new son-in-law's 13 year old kid?

A 16-year-old Saudi girl drank a bottle of bleach in an attempt to commit suicide to escape a forced marriage to a 75-year-old man, press reports revealed Sunday.

The girl identified only as, Shaikha, said her father was forcing her to marry the old man so that he could marry his 13-year-old daughter in an exchange deal, Bahrain's Tribune reported...

“Judges can punish men who force their daughters to marry like this," Sheikh Abdul Mohsin Al Obeikan, Shura Council member said, adding the marriage contract was void because it violated Shariah law, the Tribune reported.

Also, I seem to recall a certain prophet of a religion-of-alleged-peace marrying a 6 year old and then having sex with her when she was only 9. I can't remember that guy's name, but I do recall something from a hadith about the prepubescent girl being sent directly from a swing set to the guy's bed chamber by her mother. Nothing about consent in that hadith either.

Thanks to Writer Mom.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:28 AM | Comments |

Detainees Cannot Sue Under International Law

Thanks to Carl for this, but he's wrong in concluding that the decision means that detainees are not subject to the Geneva Conventions. What the court is saying, I think, is that the interpretation of treaties by foreign courts cannot be used as a basis for detainees to sue in US courts. In other words, just because some court at the Hague says that such-and-such a treaty means that habeus corpus rights are granted to unlawful combatants, such a court ruling does not establish precedent in the US:

The opinion said all of al-Bihani's arguments "rely heavily on the premise that the war powers granted by the (congressional Authorization for Use of Military Force) and other statutes are limited by the international laws of war. This premise is mistaken. There is no indication in the AUMF, the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 ... or the MCA of 2006 or 2009, that Congress intended the international laws of war to act as extra-textual limiting principles for the president's war powers under the AUMF. The international laws of war as a whole have not been implemented domestically by Congress and are therefore not a source of authority for U.S. courts. ...

"Therefore, putting aside that we find al-Bihani's reading of international law to be unpersuasive, we have no occasion here to quibble over the intricate application of vague treaty provisions and amorphous customary principles," the opinion added. "The sources we look to for resolution of al-Bihani's case are the sources courts always look to: The text of relevant statutes and controlling domestic case law. Under those sources, al-Bihani is lawfully detained."

So, a rather small victory, and one which has meaning only if we can convince some of the liberals on the Supreme Court of the same thing.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:14 AM | Comments |

Hitler Finds Out the Massachusetts Senate Seat Was Won by a Republican

You knew this was coming.

Hat Tip: Chip.

By Howie at 09:58 AM | Comments |

Yemen Bombs Home of Dead Undead al Qaeda

This is one of the six guys who was reported killed in an air strike, confirmed by a postiive ID Yemeni officials said, but was later seen eating lunch. The thrice killed yet living al Qaeda chief Qasim al Reimi is another. As we reported yesterday, Saed al Shiri wasn't captured, nor was Yousef al Shehri.

BBC: The Yemeni air force have bombed the home of a suspected al-Qaeda leader, a week after the military said he had died, official and tribal sources say.

The attack on the home of Ayed al-Shabwani was met with anti-aircraft fire from his village, AFP News agency reported, quoting a tribal source.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had denied Mr Shabwani had been killed in the 15 January attack in north Yemen.

They really knocked the heck out of his orange grove. For more Yemen updates, visit me at AOL.

By Jane at 09:25 AM | Comments |

New York Traitor Received al Qaeda Training, Planned to Kill Americans

25 year old Adis Medunjanin of Queens, New York traveled to Pakistan to train with al Qaeda and kill Americans. Isn't that treason?

Queens College graduate who traveled to Pakistan in 2008 to attend a Qaeda training camp conspired to kill American service members in Afghanistan, a federal prosecutor said in court on Tuesday....

“In August 2008, the defendant traveled with others from the United States to Pakistan, with the intent of killing U.S. service members in Afghanistan,” Mr. Loonam told Judge Dearie.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:11 AM | Comments |

And Now, Keith Olbermann Embarasses MSNBC Again

You guessed it.

RAAAAAAACISM was at work in Mass., America. Pure and simple. And homophobia. And teabagging. And women-beating. And killing. Or something.

Behold, the face of the New Democrats accusing Massachusetts voters of being racists prior to the ass-kicking Brown gave Coakley.

Stay classy, Keith.

And here's more at NewsBusters from Keith Olbermann yelling and ranting about "teabagging" and "teabaggers" again. What his fascination with the male genitalia is I'll never understand, but he seems to seriously think it passes somehow as "serious political commentary."

Keep up the good work, Keith. Your boy has done a bang-up job thus far.

By Good Lt. at 08:45 AM | Comments |

Somalia Pirates Killing Each Other So We Don't Have To

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Intense fighting between Somali pirate gangs over a record ransom amount paid for the release of a Greek oil supertanker has killed at least six people, elders and pirates said.

Three pirates and a civilian were killed in the latest bout of fighting that erupted in the town of Harardhere late on Monday, elders and pirates told AFP by phone.

Tension has been high in the central Somali pirate lair since an estimated seven million dollars were dropped by a small plane on Sunday for the release of the VLCC Maran Centaurus.

Nice, not for the civilian but still nice.

By Stable Hand at 08:33 AM | Comments |

More Good News!! Obambi's TSA Nominee Withdraws

There is a God.

Erroll Southers, President Obama's choice to lead the Transportation Security Administration, says he is withdrawing because his nomination has become a lightning rod for those with a political agenda
Excuses, excuses ain't gonna cut it Southers.

By Stable Hand at 08:18 AM | Comments |

Shocka?!?!? UN Panel Admits Glacier Warning A Mistake

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The Himalayan glaciers won't be gone by 2035? Well I'll be.....color me surprised

(AP) A U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science, U.N. climate experts said Wednesday - an admission that could energize climate change critics.

In a 2007 report, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said the Himalayan glaciers are very likely to disappear within three decades if the present melting rate continues. But a statement from the panel now says there is not enough scientific evidence to back up those claim.

The warning in the report "refers to poorly substantiated estimates of rate of recession and date for the disappearance of Himalayan glaciers," the IPCC said. "In drafting the paragraph in question, the clear and well-established standards of evidence, required by the IPCC procedures, were not applied properly."

By Stable Hand at 07:52 AM | Comments |

Massachusetts Miracle: Coakley Concedes to Brown Updated

According to Fox News, the Associated Press is calling the Massachusetts special senate election for Scott Brown, and Martha Coakley has conceded.

This is reminiscent of the Miracle on Ice in 1980.

Can you hear us now?

Update: Tragedy strikes the MSNBC set as Queef Obamaman reacts to the news of Brown's victory:

By Bluto08:37 PM | Comments |

Rifqa Bary's legal case over!!! She stays in state custody***Updated***

Rifqa Bary's dependency case was settled today in an Ohio juvenile court by Rifqa and her parents, and she will remain in state custody until her 18th birthday. In return for her parents dropping their opposition to dependency, Rifqa agreed to plead to the "unruly" charge, which will not count as a criminal charge and jeopardize her upcoming immigration claim.

What prompted this remarkable turn-around? It was clear to CAIR that they were going to lose in trial. CAIR was trying to force Rifqa to make some kind of admission that her statements about the terror-tied Noor Islamic Cultural Center her parents attended weren't true, but when Rifqa's attorneys said no and that they intended to take it to trial where all of Noor and CAIR's secrets would be revealed, CAIR capitulated.

All is not over yet, however.

First, the court recently revealed her foster home location to the CAIR attorney. Rifqa's life is in grave danger. Her attorneys are working feverishly to have the state move her to a new foster care placement and taking immediate measures to ensure her safety.

Secondly, CAIR's new strategy is to target the Ohio pastor, Brian Williams, who assisted in her Muslim apostate underground railroad escape. They are pressuring the Franklin County prosecutor, Ron O'Brien, to have him indicted for kidnapping and other charges related to Rifqa's escape. We will have additional information on his case in coming days.

Thirdly, Rifqa is currently facing severe restrictions on her communications. Her computer and phone have been confiscated, and she is not allowed to visit with any of her friends. There is not another child in state custody in Ohio that has had similar restrictions imposed. Rifqa's attorneys are working to have those shariah-compliant restrictions removed.

This turn of events is important because dependency was exactly the legal goal Rifqa's supporters had been pushing for in both Florida and then Ohio. We've achieved that goal. The legal case is over, but the affair is not at an end. There is more fighting left to do. We will keep you informed.

By Barbarossa at 06:26 PM | Comments |

Six Years After Beheading Paul Johnson, US State Department Designates al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula a Terrorist Organization

Who could have guessed that a group with a name that includes the words "al Qaeda" in it were, ahem, terrorists? That's rocket science right there!

And only six years after the Paul Johnson beheading. And the Khobar massacres. And the first publication of Sawt al Jihad.

The murder of Paul Johnson by the Saudi branch of al Qaeda was one of the reasons I got into the blogging game. The video taped murder by beheading of Johnson and others was so horrible and so gruesome that I could no longer keep quiet.

Are the people at the State Department really this clueless that it takes 6 years to officially take sanctions against one of the most widely known terrorist organizations on the planet? And it's been, what, four months since they made the connection between AQAP front-man Anwar al-Awlaki and Fort Hood murderer Nidal Hasan? Way to go there State. Way to go.

I've just updated the post to put the press release from State below the fold:

The Secretary of State has designated al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (INA). The Secretary also designated AQAP and its two top leaders Nasir al-Wahishi and Said al-Shihri under E.O. 13224. Secretary Clinton took these actions in consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the Treasury. These actions prohibit provision of material support and arms to AQAP and also include immigration related restrictions that will help stem the flow of finances to AQAP and give the Department of Justice the tools it needs to prosecute AQAP members.

AQAP is a Yemen-based terrorist organization that has claimed responsibility for numerous terrorist acts against Saudi, Korean, Yemeni, and U.S. targets since its inception in January 2009. Such instances include a March 2009 suicide bombing against South Korean tourists in Yemen, the August 2009 attempt to assassinate Saudi Prince Muhammad bin Nayif, and the December 25, 2009 failed attack on a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit, Michigan.

Nasir Al-Wahishi proclaimed himself as the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in January 2009. The press release in which al-Wahishi announced AQAP’s re-emergence also noted that the group’s Saudi militants had pledged allegiance to al-Wahishi as their new leader. Since then, Al-Wahishi has provided significant support for AQAP terrorist operations and has worked with AQAP operatives to facilitate attacks. As AQAP’s leader, al-Wahishi is responsible for approving targets, recruiting new members, allocating resources to training and attack planning, and tasking others to carry out attacks.

Said Ali al-Shihri was publicly identified in January 2009 as the deputy leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). As deputy of AQAP, al-Shihri helps carry out terrorist acts by generating targets, recruiting new members, assisting with training and attack planning, and tasking others in the preparation of attacks.

These designations represent just one phase of the United States Government’s response to the threat posed by AQAP and its senior leaders. In addition, the U.S. has requested that similar actions be taken against AQAP, al-Shihri, and al-Wahishi at the United Nations 1267 Committee. If successful, this will require all UN member states to implement an asset freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo against these entities. These designations will occur less than one month after the Security Council adopted resolution 1904, which renewed and strengthened the 1267 regime, and which created major new improvements to the way the UN imposes sanctions on al-Qa’ida and Taliban terrorists. The actions taken today against AQAP support the U.S. effort to degrade the capabilities of this group. We are determined to eliminate AQAP’s ability to execute violent attacks and to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat their networks.

Designations of foreign terrorist organizations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business. The consequences of these designations include a prohibition against the provision of material support or resources to FTOs; the freezing of all property and interests in property of the organization that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the control of U.S. persons; and provide special immigration related options to law enforcement.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:50 PM | Comments |

Need to Tweek the Forum

Apologies in advance but we need to take our Ansarnet.info forum down for a bit of routine maintenance. Sorry about that akhis.

UPDATE: Fixed. Thanks for the patience.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:08 PM | Comments |

Updated: al Qaeda Leader Saed Al Shehri NOT Captured in Yemen, Not Yousef al Shehri either

A follow up to our earlier post: Yousef (not Saed) al Shehri Accidentally Captured, Updated: Maybe Saed

Smart money bet that Yemen's announcement of the (accidental) capture of Saed al Shehri would be bogus, as was the three deaths of al Qaeda leader Qasim al Reimi who is quite alive.

The erroneous "exclusive" report announcing Saed al Shihri's capture was not some typo by the Yemen Observer. They pulled the first story that correctly identified the person arrested as Yousef al Shehri, deleted it not corrected it, and replaced it with an article announcing Saed was captured.

Now, after the news is spinning all over the web, they issued a correction. The Yemen Observer is a propaganda front for the Yemeni government and a component of its efforts to delude the world into believing there has been any progress in the battle to diminish the threat from al Qaeda.

So far Yemen's "All Out War" on al Qaeda yielded zero among the top leadership but lots and lots of propaganda to the contrary. Its been like this all along.

Update: Update: Yousef al Shehri was killed in October 2009 trying to cross into Saudi Arabia, dressed in women's clothes. Who the heck had the traffic accident and is custody is anyone's guess at this point, but odds are high that its not anyone of significance or even associated with al Qaeda. Does the Yemeni government just pull a name out of a hat when it comes up with this stuff?

Yemen Observer: YEMEN - The last issue of the Yemen Observer, the al-Qaeda militant that was captured is not Saeed al-Shehri who is the deputy Amir of al-Qaeda AKAP but another militant known as Yusuf al-Shehri. As a result of this error the Yemen Observer apologizes to its readers for this error.

This story is that A car carrying members of al-Qaeda was turned over when attempted to bypass a newly established sudden checkpoint by the Yemeni security units today and resulted in the capture of Yusuf al-Shehri, security source told the Yemen Observer.

The car was going in a high speed and was carrying al-Shehri and other al-Qaeda militants and flipped over in the district of Sylan in Shabwah province near the borders of Marib province. All the militants in the car were captured.


By Jane at 02:47 PM | Comments |

Good News! Texas Supreme Court Denies Petition From Radical Muslim Groups

Americans Against Hate's Joe Kaufman won his battle.

MichNews

Austin, TX) The Texas Supreme Court has declined to hear the case brought against the Chairman of Americans Against Hate (AAH) Joe Kaufman by seven Dallas-area Muslim organizations. The groups had claimed that Kaufman had libeled them in an article he had written in September 2007 for FrontPage Magazine.

The lawsuit had previously been dismissed by the Texas Court of Appeals, which ruled that the case had no merit to continue.

Kaufman had not mentioned any of the seven groups in the article in question. The article was concerning the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), an organization Kaufman had exposed as being connected to the financing of terrorism oversea

Does me heart good to hear this.

By Stable Hand at 02:19 PM | Comments |

Commies Don't Get No Respect

According to a report in the International Journal of Socialist Renewal dated yesterday, Western news agencies, particularly Fox News, are conspiring to minimize the contributions of Cuban and Venezuelan doctors in Haiti.

The journal piece details a few anecdotal experiences of Cuban health care personnel in Haiti while bemoaning and boohooing that the media are not giving them coverage. And, there's a desperate pleading:

Are we going to have to put speakers on the moon so that people know that Haiti has known Cuban doctors for many years before the earthquake struck?
Heh. Poor babies.

Meanwhile, a report has surfaced that 26 patients died last week in a Cuban hospital due to negligence. It appears that the government was less than expedient about disclosing information to the media on the patients' deaths.

In summary, commies want media coverage when they likely don't deserve it and they don't want coverage when they likely do deserve it. Sounds about right. (h/t Rodney Dangerfield)

By at 02:09 PM | Comments |

ABC News Concerned Over Super-Secret Bible Conspiracy

I'm not sure when the Blotter started going downhill, but this stupid report seems pretty close to rock bottom. They've been reporting this "exclusive" story about how some scopes used by the military have Bible verses referenced on them. And then they manufacture "concern" over the references since the DOD prohibits proselytizing and since such versus might fuel rampant conspiracy theories in the Middle East over US intentions in the region.

The way this kind of journalism works: Report a "concern" vocalized by no one. Take this "concern" to this or that government agency and ask for feedback -- usually in ways such as, "Aren't you concerned that....". Said government agency says they're "concerned" that you are "concerned" and will look into it. Report that the government agency is "concerned" since they say they will look into it.

In this case, the Marine Corps told The Blotter that they'll look into it and will sit down and discuss this with the manufacturer. They then headline the post [emph. mine]:


Marine Corps Concerned About 'Jesus Guns,' Will Meet With Trijicon

Following ABC News Report of Secret Bible Verses on Weapons Used in Muslim Lands, Marines Will Meet With Maker of Equipment

No reports that Muslims are offended by this. No reports that soldiers are offended by it. In fact, the only ones offended seem to be ABC.

If you look at what exactly is inscribed on the scopes it's fairly laughable. Like, "JN8:12" and "2COR4:6". Wow, Christianists!

I mean, come on, does any body really give a crap if some coded references to Bible verses are inscribed in hard to find places on some rifle scopes? Apparently not CENTCOM who replied to the Blotters' haranguing with this:

However, a spokesperson for CentCom, the U.S. military's overall command in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he did not understand why the issue was any different from U.S. money with religious inscriptions on it.

"The perfect parallel that I see," said Maj. John Redfield, spokesperson for CentCom, told ABC News, "is between the statement that's on the back of our dollar bills, which is 'In God We Trust,' and we haven't moved away from that."

Said Redfield, "Unless the equipment that's being used that has these inscriptions proved to be less than effective for soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and military folks using it, I wouldn't see why we would stop using that." ....

On Tuesday, Redfield of CentCom told ABC News that the inscriptions did not violate the directive against proselytizing. "This does not constitute proselytizing because this equipment is not issued beyond the U.S. Defense Department personnel. It's not something we're giving away to the local folks."

If the charges made by the Blotter weren't stupid enough for you, just wait because they get worse. To bolster their argument that the military knew about the inscriptions on the scopes and thus is violating the law (or something), they cite online discussion forums where such military higher-ups and Pentagon officianados as "Latex Ducky" notices the inscription and tells "Firing Line":
"Here's something interesting: There should be a reference to a Bible verse on the base of the scope."
Latex Ducky: surely Gen. Patraeus' online monicker!

Damning, damning evidence.

Seriously, of all the stupid "investigations" I've seen Brian Ross' crew do this one takes the cake. Next up for The Blotter: ground breaking evidence that Marines call the Taliban "hajji" and other "racist" terms. Who knew about hajji-gate and when did they know it?

The only thing missing from the Blotter's post is a direct reference to Zionist-Crusader-Christianist occupation forces.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:06 PM | Comments |

AQ Suspect Has Important Message for Obama

What that message is, precisely, isn't known, but al Qaeda financier and suspected operative Aafia Siddiqui -- who's attempted murder trial began today in NYC -- claims that she must meet with Obama. It's really, really, really important:

"The president has to meet with me," she said, after turning to the gallery while the judge asked her a series of questions. "It's important!"
She probably just wants to chime in on his plunging poll numbers and the toxic effect he's having on the Democratic party. Hey, if the truth hurts then who better than al Qaeda to deliver it to him?

For this and other outbursts she was thrown after the court. No doubt, the juice were behind her expulsion.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:00 PM | Comments |

Terrorism: Fail

Thanks to Alex

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:50 AM | Comments |

Proving once again that if Star Wars were French ...

... it would be ghey.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:15 AM | Comments |

Democrat Voter Fraud Already Ramping Up in Mass.?

Why is this woman - Isabel Melendez - handing out blank absentee ballots?

I hope the Election Journal has contacted the Lawrence Police department (Lawrence, MA) and reported this activity.

Nice bilingual ballots, huh?

By Good Lt. at 10:22 AM | Comments |

From The Department of Where-The-Hell-Did-That-Come-From

A snowball fight broke out in hell, pigs flew, and Syrian Mufti Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun declared that Islam commands its followers to protect Judaism.
Haaretz:

"If the Prophet Mohammed had asked me to deem Christians or Jews heretics, I would have deemed Mohammed himself a heretic," Sheikh Ahmed Hassoun, the Mufti of Syria, was quoted as telling a delegation of American academics visiting Damascus.

Hassoun, the leader of Syria's majority Sunni Muslim community, also told the delegates that Islam was a religion of peace, adding: "If Mohammed had commanded us to kill people, I would have told him he was not a prophet."

So you won't be killed because you are Jewish. You will be killed because you live in Israel which is on Muslim lands? Whatever, this declaration certainly doesn't hurt current infidel/extremist-Muslim relations, IMO.

By Ronin at 10:10 AM | Comments |

UK: Talks Break Down With AlQaeda, Suicide Bombers To Go On Strike

AlQaeda is greedy, good on the Suicide Bombers Union (BOOM)

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Emergency management talks with Al Qaeda have so far failed to produce an agreement. The unrest began last Tuesday when al Qaeda announced that the number of virgins a suicide bomber would receive after his death will be cut by 25% next January from 72 to only 60.
Read it all, heh.

By Stable Hand at 09:02 AM | Comments |

Al Shabab to Support al Qaeda in Yemen

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In an interview, al Shabab spokesman Ali Rage said the Somali terror group intended to provide manpower to Yemen's al Qaeda group, and that Yemen's al Qaeda had provided generous support to al Shabab in the past.

Closer coordination between Somalia's al Shabab and Yemen's AQAP heightens risk of a coordinated attack on the NATO anti-piracy patrols in the Gulf of Aden. Currently AQAP is asking for any information on the US vessels in the Gulf including the names and home states of individual American sailors, blueprints, suppliers and operating procedures.

In a missive released yesterday, AQAP said, “Today, the duty of our Muslim nation is to declare Jihad against the infidels and their apostate cooperatives; not only on land but on sea and in the air too. The Crusader warships are present in the Gulf of Aden, in the Arabian Sea and in the Red Sea, and the American surveillance jets occupy the sphere over the Arabian Peninsula.." This echoes an earlier statement from AQ Central calling for naval jihad.

Droves of Yemeni jihaddists and Somalis in Yemen traveled to Somalia when the TFG was battling the ICU. Afterward, the US noted an exodus to back to Yemen. The intersection of piracy, arms smuggling, human smuggling and terrorists has been noted by the UN.

Update: Reuters: AQAP military commander Qasim al-Raymi has fought in Somalia and has written on the need to back Somalia's revolt... Some others in that founding group had also fought in Somalia. Security experts say Yemenis make up a sizeable part of a foreign contingent that fights with al Shabaab's Somali rank and file and supplies bomb-making and communications expertise. By one estimate there are about 500 or more foreigners in Shabaab's ranks, which experts say may number 5,000 or more.
Somaliweyn The spokesman of Al-Shabab in Somalia Sheikh Ali Mohamoud Rage has at length talked about their strategy in this new year of 2010.

“We have received fighters from the Arabian Peninsular I mean in Yemen to bolster our fighters on the ground, and there is no any other alternative for us to do, but to do as the saying goes One Good Turn Deserves Another” said the spokesman of Al-Shabab.

The Spokesman has also added that there is no sign of peace and stability in Somalia, unless the African Union troops on the ground to pullout from the country and to overthrow what he called as the apostate government led by President Sheikh Shariff Sheikh Ahmed the former Chairman of the Islamic Courts Union who was officially elected by the Somali national assembly in Djibouti.

On the other hand the spokesman of Al-Shabab has in a broad daylight stated that their faction (Al-Shabab) gets international support from the other Islamists who are fighting across the world, including from Yemen, and thus there is no hindrance from them to send their fighters in Yemen too.

By Jane at 08:28 AM | Comments |

That's One Less Ahki at al-Faloja Forum

See this entry about a post at al-Faloja forums celebrating the death of one of the forum members there.

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The Googlish translates his name as.....Alqtarawi Hassan Abu Muslim and he died on or about 01/10 of 2010.

Well I'll be darned.

RTT News:1/11/2010 12:24 AM ET

(RTTNews) - An Israel Air Force (IAF) strike on the northern Gaza Strip is reported to have killed three Palestinian militants and critically injured another, as they were attempting to fire rockets into Israel.

Israeli aircraft struck the militants of the Islamic Jihad outfit, around 7 P.M. (0500 GMT) Sunday night when they were spotted while setting up rocket-launchers east of the city of Dir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip.

One person killed was Awad Nasir, a 29-year-old resident of the city who was a senior commander of the Al-Quds Brigade, the armed wing of Islamic Jihad. His aides Hassan al-Qatarawi, 22, of Bureij refugee camp and Hudhaifa al-Hams, 23, of Nuseirat refugee camp, were also killed in the strike.

Teh evil Juice killed him for participating in his innocent model rocketry hobby. And there is no link whatsoever between online Jihadi geeks and real world terrorism.

Sigh....we Jawas loose so many of our good buds that way. Its almost kinda sad really. Just when you get to know an Ahki...

Hat Tip: Internet Haganah.

By Howie at 06:08 AM | Comments |

Taliban Embrace Equality

And blow up a boy's school....

Jihad Watch: Equal-opportunity enforced ignorance. "Pakistan: Militants blow up boy's school in northwest," from AdnKronos International, January 18:
Landi Kotal, 18 Jan. (AKI) - Militants on Monday blew up a government primary school for boys in Pakistan's northwestern Khyber tribal region, Pakistani media reported. The militants planted two powerful bombs which exploded simultaneously, destroying the school. No casualties were reported.

Security forces and political administration officials cordoned off the area after the attack, which local officials blamed on the militant group Lashkar-e-Islam (Army of Islam).

By Howie at 04:52 AM | Comments |

America Occupied Haiti

Yes that's right the US has invaded and occupied Haiti on orders from the advance party of Zionist baby organ snatchers.

The Telegraph: The French minister in charge of humanitarian relief called on the UN to "clarify" the American role amid claims the military build up was hampering aid efforts.

Alain Joyandet admitted he had been involved in a scuffle with a US commander in the airport's control tower over the flight plan for a French evacuation flight.

"This is about helping Haiti, not about occupying Haiti," Mr Joyandet said.

Geneva-based charity Medecins Sans Frontieres backed his calls saying hundreds of lives were being put at risk as planes carrying vital medical supplies were being turned away by American air traffic controllers.

But US commanders insisted their forces' focus was on humanitarian work and last night agreed to prioritise aid arrivals to the airport over military flights, after the intervention of the UN.

Yes we admit it. We took Haiti to rob her of her vast oil wealth and tons of pure gold.

Wait a minute....

Ha Tip: Instapundit.

By Howie at 04:48 AM | Comments |

January 18, 2010

Nancy Pelosi Says F*ck You to America

Just so you know, the Obamacrats have their agenda and they're sticking to it. No matter what.

You WILL pay higher taxes.

You WILL surrender your body and the care of it to the federal government, whether its Constitutional or not.

You WILL obey, and you WILL honor them.

Just so you know. Regressive political ideology before country and all that.

By Good Lt. at 07:37 PM | Comments |

Zo: Harry Reid and the Negro Thang

Uh oh, Zo said Negro, you're like totally banned dude ;).

For that and for suggesting that more pasty white guys rap.

By Howie at 07:35 PM | Comments |

Democratic Operative On Coakley: We Are In Deep Sh*t

Heh.

"We are in deep s--- if we lose on Tuesday," a Democratic operative said.

A new poll out of Public Policy Polling on Monday underscored the depth of Coakley's challenge.

The poll showed Brown leading 51-46 overall, 64-32 among independents and winning 20 percent of the vote from those who backed Obama in 2008. On the flip side, the survey showed Coakley pulling just 4 percent of the vote from those who backed John McCain, in the 2008 presidential race[...]

[I]n a potentially telling moment, Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy -- Ted Kennedy's son -- forgot Coakley's name while speaking to reporters after the Obama rally Sunday. According to an account in The National Journal, he referred to Coakley as "Marcia" every time.

Looks like Coakley's campaign is feeling Obama's bullsh*t:

Update: MSNBC'S Schultz: "I'd Cheat To Keep Brown From Winning In Massachusetts":

h/t "Guest" in comments.

By Stable Hand at 04:50 PM | Comments |

Floor Collapses at Weight Watchers Meeting

(Växjö, Sweden) Twenty members of Weight Watchers gathered for a weigh-in at a clinic and were surprised.

“We suddenly heard a huge thud; we almost thought it was an earthquake and everything flew up in the air. The floor collapsed in one corner of the room and along the walls,” one of the participants told the Smålandsposten newspaper.

Then floor then (sic) started to give way in other parts of the room. Shortly thereafter, the smell of sewage began to waft up into the room.

The cause, strangely, is under investigation. I'll take a stab and guess it was due to gravity.

And while we're discussing the smell of sewage wafting, there's a report of a woman committing outhouse sex with a 15-year-old. Frankly, that's double-disgusting.

By at 04:20 PM | Comments |

Best Ad Ever

The Swedish Topless Skydiving Team assaults a country club to "Ride of the Valkyries?"

Stable Hand found it, but was afraid to post it.

But my standards are much lower.

By Bluto04:10 PM | Comments |

Help Out An Ahki on Jihadtube

One might think that after a while JihadTube would realize that we call a flag like this.

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A FUCKING CLUE!

Pardon me.

Er uh.

His username is http://www.youtube.com/user/striving4martyrdom

He wants us to martyr his Jihadtube account.

Very well.

Well here we go. Here's is an official film by al-Qaeda's official media production wing as-Sahab Media. It features Abu Yahya al-Llibi. Who is a high ranking member of al-Qaeda and is on the DOD's most wanted list. he is also a a specially designated terrorist individual.

AL-LIBI, Abd al-Muhsin (a.k.a. ABU BAKR, Ibrahim Ali Muhammad; a.k.a. SABRI, Abdel Ilah; a.k.a. TANTOUCHE, Ibrahim Abubaker; a.k.a. TANTOUSH, Ibrahim Abubaker; a.k.a. TANTOUSH, Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr; a.k.a. "'ABD AL-MUHSI"; a.k.a. "'ABD AL-RAHMAN"; a.k.a. "ABU ANAS"); DOB 1966; alt. DOB 27 Oct 1969; nationality Libya; Passport 203037 (Libya) (individual) [SDGT]
So here is a Youtube user who openly is striving to aid al-Qaeda and its propaganda operation. There is no clearer example of an enemy propaganda asset that by sanction should be frozen by a US company, in a time of war especially.

Flag and ask youtube to remove this production and martyr striving4martyrdom now.

As-Sahab Meeting With Abu Yahya Al-Libi

Part I.
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI

By Howie at 04:08 PM | Comments |

Kenyan Police Sweep Somali Neighborhood for al-Shabaab

The Nation:

The overnight swoop in Eastleigh, where many Somalis live, saw 328 people suspected to be sympathisers of the Somali militia rebel group al Shabaab arrested.

Most of the arrests were at the Shariff Centre, 2nd Avenue on 7th street in the sprawling estate.

They were found in possession of identity cards that police believed to be fake.

Last week's demonstration to demand the release of radical Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal turned violent as rowdy youths engaged police in running battles for six hours.

One person was killed in the chaos and several police officers injured.

The government blamed the violence on "foreign youths with extremist ideas," and assured Muslims that their rights will be protected.

A comment suggested they be deported to Somalia as punishment enough.

I dunno, He wasn't specific enough about what part of the remote desert he wanted em dropped off in.


Hat Tip: Grandy.

(oh and yes, always be sure the tracking device is securely aboard)

By Howie at 03:22 PM | Comments |

Schadenfreude! Get Your Schadenfreude Here!

Even if the Democrats manage to steal the special senatorial election in Massachusetts (Massachusettes?) tomorrow, Scott Brown has already scored a major victory.

From, believe it or not, the Huffington Post:

How could the health care issue have turned from a reform that was going to make Barack Obama ten feet tall into a poison pill for Democratic senators? Whether or not Martha Coakley squeaks through in Massachusetts on Tuesday, the health bill has already done incalculable political damage and will likely do more.
The HuffPo commenters exhibit the panic in the progressive ranks:
Kuttner is right, of course. Obama went about this all wrong, and, now, there are going to be some real consequences...

...He can kiss it all goodbye now, because I can't see anything changing, as long as you have a DOJ who won't investigate possible crimes of the past administration...[yada-yada-yada Bushitler etc.]...

Obama has turned out to be the worst leader of his party I have ever seen. He plays to the banks and corporations and thinks we aren't seeing it...

The only "change" Mr. Obama is going to achieve is that he will probably never have to worry about his income again.

The only thing missing:


By Bluto03:14 PM | Comments |

Joey's Fugly Ole Lady Caught WO Her Burkha

No wonder she hides under a burkha

So this is what she meant by black power. Dang, that's rank.

By Stable Hand at 12:18 PM | Comments |

Breaking: 30 3 Americans Hurt In Haiti In "Mass Casualty" Event (Updated)

Developing..., no link.

"PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP)--About 30 Americans were hurt Monday during a massive relief operation in the Haitian capital in what was described as a "mass casualty event," U.S. officials said."

Update, 3 Americans

By Stable Hand at 11:53 AM | Comments |

U.S. Military Weapons Inscribed With Secret 'Jesus' Bible Codes

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Evil Christians!

The sights are used by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and in the training of Iraqi and Afghan soldiers. The maker of the sights, Trijicon, has a $660 million multi-year contract to provide up to 800,000 sights to the Marine Corps, and additional contracts to provide sights to the U.S. Army.

U.S. military rules specifically prohibit the proselytizing of any religion in Iraq or Afghanistan and were drawn up in order to prevent criticism that the U.S. was embarked on a religious "Crusade" in its war against al Qaeda and Iraqi insurgents[...]

Spokespeople for the U.S. Army and the Marine Corps both said their services were unaware of the biblical markings. They said officials were discussing what steps, if any, to take in the wake of the ABCNews.com report. It is not known how many Trijicon sights are currently in use by the U.S. military.

The biblical references appear in the same type font and size as the model numbers on the company's Advanced Combat Optical Guides, called the ACOG.

A photo on a Department of Defense Web site shows Iraqi soldiers being trained by U.S. troops with a rifle equipped with the bible-coded sights.

Do the evil Juice use quotes from Tanakh on their sites?

By Stable Hand at 10:50 AM | Comments |

Save The Navy Seals

I normally don't post any "sign the petition" stuff but this is important. Seals Matthew McCabe, Jonathon Keefe & Julio Huertas don't deserve this treatment.

If you so choose, sign the petition here

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 10:05 AM | Comments |

Heartbreaking

If you haven't given to the relief effort in Haiti and you might be able to swing a small bit, please do. If you are on the ledge about whether to contribute, please consider watching the video from a 60 Minutes show below. It includes bodies being loaded into dump trucks with front-end loaders and an amputation with a hack saw. Please do what you can.

WARNING: The video below includes very graphic images of the current situation in Haiti.


Watch CBS News Videos Online

By Ronin at 08:52 AM | Comments |

Interview With The Egyptian Minister of Conspiracy

I really wish da juice would subtitle more of these. Could it be they leave the subtitles out when they are making fun of us? I'm pretty sure that's the case, but I can't get any of my Hebrew speaking friends to tell me. They just snicker and say, "Oh its nothing." What's up with that?

Update: Oh oh, they were watching me. Where the hell did Rusty put that case of extra heavy tin foil?


By Howie at 06:02 AM | Comments |

Tablighi Jamaat Mega Mosque FAIL

Muslims Against Sharia:

The Muslim Council of Britain said that the group had fallen victim to “unfounded hostility and hysteria”.

However, another Muslim organisation last night welcomed the move. Minhaj-ul-Quran, which advises the Government on how to combat youth radicalisation, said that a mosque should be a “community effort” and not the initiative of one group with extremist links.

Newham Council is now considering compulsory purchase of the land after Tablighi Jamaat, whose strict interpretation of Islam has caused concern, failed to lodge a master plan of its vision.

By Howie at 05:41 AM | Comments |

Taliban Assault Kabul

Stratfor:

A major Taliban attack began on Kabul Jan. 18. The fighting is being reported by both American and Taliban sources. According to one American source, reports of an imminent attack began circulating Jan. 17. Heavy fighting is being reported at multiple locations, apparently focused around the Serena Hotel. The hotel, which is frequented by foreign journalists and government officials, has been attacked in the past. According to the Taliban, 20 suicide bombers are taking part in the attack. They claim the Presidential Palace, Ministries of Justice, Finance, Mines and Industry are among the targets. There are reports of casualties, but numbers and locations are unclear.
Stratfor follows up here.

I'm also receiving some reports from contacts there on other platforms. The Taliban has posted their usual claims.

More here.

By Howie at 05:23 AM | Comments |

Pakistani Village Fights Taliban Grip On It's Youth

Via Washington Post


ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- When a suicide bomber drove his truck into a village volleyball game and a crowd of spectators in northwestern Pakistan a little more than two weeks ago, the explosion killed young men from nearly every family in the small, closely knit tribal community.

One of them was the bomber[...]

Last week, a dozen elders from Shah Hassan Khel described a scene of carnage and panic after the bomb exploded, leaving a huge crater in the playing field and scattering bodies too charred to identify. Each of the men named at least one cousin, nephew or brother who died while playing in or watching the match. They also knew the young suicide attacker, a villager who had run off with the Taliban.

"Every family in our village has lost a relative, but no one is weeping," said Mushtaq Ahmed, a gaunt farmer with a black goatee who heads the village peace committee, a euphemism for the anti-Taliban militias. "The bomb destroyed our village, but it has not taken away our courage. Once our 40 days of mourning are finished, we will fight and keep fighting as long as a single man is left in the village."


Good on them! I wish them success. The "Awaking Council" or "Sons of Iraq" became fed up with the terrorism of alQaeda in Iraq. Lets hope this spreads.

By Stable Hand at 12:50 AM | Comments |

January 17, 2010

Late Night Entertainment: "Lawyers, Guns & Money"

R.I.P. Warren.

h/t Chris

By Stable Hand at 11:42 PM | Comments |

Banned Islam4UK's Hate Cleric Anjem Choudary: "I'm Smiling Because Sharia Is Coming"

"Sharia", is that your girlfriend Anjem? She should be stoned!

Times reporter Camilla Long interviewed Choudary. Besides all the bs he spews, this part stood out:

Still, when we meet on Wednesday afternoon, just eight hours before the ban comes into effect, Choudary remains defiant. “Business as usual,” he barks. “I’ll be going to debates, going into the street, having meetings . . .”

Indeed, he’s got five followers in tow right now, a noisy rabble of bearded young men, who pile into the cafe, ordering lattes, fielding calls, telling me about their conversions to Islam and recent trips to the Middle East, “on holiday”, emphasises one, while the others giggle.

Converts, trips to ME?

By Stable Hand at 11:03 PM | Comments |

Omaba Heckled in Boston at Coakley Rally

Obama needed his teleprompter.....I, I, I, I,....

h/t Watcher

By Stable Hand at 09:43 PM | Comments |

Imperial Good News: Chemical Ali Meets Allah in 30 Days or Less

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Yahoo News:

BAGHDAD – Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" was convicted Sunday and sentenced to hang for ordering the most infamous of his crimes, the attacks against the Kurdish town of Halabja that killed more than 5,000 people in clouds of poisonous gas.

...In Halabja, residents cheered and songs blared from loudspeakers at a monument commemorating victims of the attack. Some in town visited the cemetery to remember loved ones who died in the gassing. The jubilation demonstrated again the deep-rooted hatred many Iraqis still feel toward the former regime.

"I came here to the cemetery to shout and tell my dead beloved relatives that the killer Chemical Ali is going to be hanged for his crimes," said Arslan Abid, who lost 16 family members in the attack.

By Howie at 07:44 PM | Comments |

The Jewish Chronicles Hacked

The Jewish Chronicles

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Pesky anti-Semitic pro Hamas ejihadi bastages.

h/t Stuart in comments.

By Stable Hand at 06:02 PM | Comments |

Anwar Awlaki's Dad: My son is a moderate, protected by al Qaeda

It makes me wonder if Mr. Awlaki, who says he is close to the President, ever heard any of Anwar's recent sermons or read his writings. Anwar Awlaki clearly is inciting people to violence. Interview with Nasser Awlaki at the Yemen Post:

In the attacks last month in Abyan and Shabwa against Al-Qaeda, government officials said they were trying to attack Anwar Awlaqi, your son. Is he really an Al-Qaeda leader?

My son Anwar has been attacked in the local, Arab and international media in America, Britain and other parts of the world. They are claiming that he has links to Al-Qaeda. This is completely untrue. And I will give you the reason why. My son is an engineer and an educationist. He studied in the best universities in the United States. But he is also a good Muslim. He published many books about Islam to teach young Muslims in English. His books are sold everywhere. Five million preaching tapes of Anwar Awlaqi have been sold in the west. These accuations against him are because they are jealous of him in the west, especially the governments of America and Britain. They don’t want the word of Islam to spread and now they are claiming that my son is a member of Al-Qaeda.

They want to imprison him or to keep him quiet because he has a positive impact on Muslims who speak English all over the world. Many Muslims used to use drugs and alcohol until they heard his lectures. Now they claim that he has something to do with Major Nidal, or with this Nigerian to tried to bomb a U.S. airliner.

Did he meet the Nigerian bomber?
No, this is the claim by Dr. Rashad Al-Alimi, the Deputy Prime Minister, and this is nonsense. This is a lie and you know why? Because Mr. Al-Alimi said that my son was meeting with Al-Qaeda, and was killed. My son is alive and I hope God will keep him alive.

He is not from Al-Qaeda?
No, I want Dr. Al-Alimi to prove to me that my son is a member of Al-Qaeda. He now probably has some Al-Qaeda members protecting him because they are from the same tribe, and not because he is an Al-Qaeda member. My son’s great grandfather was the Sheikh of Al-Awlaqi tribe, this tribe is helping him because they are Awlaqies.

By Jane at 04:15 PM | Comments |

Yousef (Not Said) al Shehri Accidentially Captured in Yemen, Updated: maybe Saed

Update: the Yemen Observer deleted the story below and rewrote the article to indicate it was Saed not Yousef al Shehri that crashed the car and was captured by a fluke. The first link is dead. Tacky tacky.

Original Post: The Yemeni government's English language mouthpiece, the Yemen Observer is conflating al Qaeda operative Yousef al Shehri with top al Qaeda in Yemen leader Saed al Shehri (Saudi, ex-Gitmo).

Yemen Observer A car carrying members of al-Qaeda was turned over when attempted to bypass a newly established sudden checkpoint by the Yemeni security units today and resulted in the capture of Yusuf al-Shehri, the second person in command of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, (ed- No, he's not. That would be Said al Shehri. ) security source told the Yemen Observer...

Yusuf al-Shehri, born on September 8, 1985, is a Saudi Arabian national and former Guantanamo Bay detainee no. 114. According to the U.S. military, he is also the brother of Sa’d Muhammad Mubarak al-Shehri (a.k.a. Abu Abdelrahman al-Najdi), a “known al Qaida operative.

(ed- Saed, not Jousef) Al-Shehri in 2008 was appointed as the vice-Amir of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula after the integration of al-Qaeda in Yemen and Saudia Arabia.

Yesterday, security authorities arrested three al-Qeada militants in al-Jawf who were in disguise wearing military uniforms. (??!!) Six other al-Qaeda terrorists were killed on Friday by an air strike. (ed- no its not clear yet. Reports today indicate only two may have been killed and Qasim al Reimi escaped.) The killed militants were identified as Qassim al-Rimi, Amar Obad al-Wayly, Saleh al-Tais, Aidh Jaber al-Shabwani, Abdullah Hadi al-Tais, and Abu Ayman al-Mesri (Egyptian). Two more terrorists escaped after their two cars were completely destroyed; security forces are currently hunting them down.

Ok does that clarify things?

By Jane at 03:59 PM | Comments |

Yemen Al Qaeda Leader al Reimi Survived Air Strike: Reports


Following Yemen's announcement that al Qaeda head honcho Qasim al Reimi was killed in an air strike this week along with five others, news is starting to leak out that ooops, maybe not.

Al Reimi had been reported killed in two earlier air strikes but this time the announcement was based on an identification, officials said. Security sources now say that perhaps it was a "hasty" announcement. Tribal sources say another of the six dead men was recently spotted eating lunch with his family, and al Reimi was wounded in the leg and escaped.

We can call it the al Nabi syndrome, reported dead but still alive. Old habits die hard. At best, now we're back to "maybe al Reimi is dead," and "maybe the Yemeni government told the truth about al Qaeda for once." Wait and see mode.

Its hard to say what's up, really. There were six bodies recovered including al Reimi, the Yemeni officials said. Ah, even I'm doing it now, quoting them like they have a shred of credibility.

Meanwhile the Yemeni journalists are getting smashed (run-over, imprisoned, fined and kidnapped) without a word from the West and/or the hundreds of foreign journalists who recently discovered Yemen. Even for the open source intel value alone, you think someone would make a peep. I knew something was up today when several Yemeni news sites were mysteriously offline.

Update: Yes here we go yet friggin'again... Absolutely predictable. Yahoo News: Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) denied that six of its leaders were killed in a Yemeni air strike last week, according to a statement published by the SITE monitoring group on Monday. "None of the mujahedeen were killed in that unjust and insidious raid; rather, some brothers were slightly wounded," the Qaeda group said in a statement on jihadist forums, SITE reported.

Al Teef Questioned sources (security and tribal) in the accuracy of the information declared by the authorities of Yemen that killed 6 of the al-Qaeda, led by military commander, Kassem al-Raimi in an air raid carried out by forces Security Council on Friday past.

Tribal sources said the "online source," that the information is incorrect and that the air strike, succeeded in killing two members of the organization is only the first Egyptian Abu Yaman, nicknamed "the benefit of the underground", the second son of his brother Amar Waeli, fled with the rest of the group fled. " According to those sources "that Qasim al-Rimi was wounded in one of his legs and hand."

Furthermore, other tribal sources in the province of Marib, the "online source" for the spread of information says that the loss Jaber Alcboigny (Ayedh Jaber al-Shabwani) - official organization in the province - which is the other authorities confirmed killed in the raid, seen on Saturday afternoon at his home and his family, specifically eating lunch at home. "and is not sure that information accurately from other sources.

For his part, a security source refused to confirm the information published yesterday on the Media Center of the Ministry of Interior on the killing of six members of the organization, led by Qasim al-Rimi. He said the security source, who asked not to be named the "online source" it does not have sufficient information on the outcome of the strike so far, but it did not exclude that the information be published in a "hasty."

By Jane at 03:03 PM | Comments |

In the name of Allah the merciful the compassionate

We'd like to dedicate this tune to all our good Akhi at al-Mosul forum.

As-Salaamu 'alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh!

Fatwa?

By Howie at 02:26 PM | Comments |

Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Sheikh al-Faisal Sucks Edition

Caption this image of a Kenyan soldier just about to kick a bunch of Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal supporters waving the al-Shabaab flag square in the nuts.

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Fatwas will be issued.
UPDATE: Fatwas issued!

The "i will cut ur neck" fatwa issued against 11B40 for

How do you say "Say hello to my little friend" in Kenyan?

The "devil will do meetballs from your bodies" fatwa issued against United Islamic Jihad for

This ain't no squirt gun sucka!

The "why u insult holly quoran" fatwa issued against Mohammed the Teddy-Bear for

Well, I'm soooooo sorry, but you're not in Londonistan or Berkeley, anymore......

By Howie at 02:10 PM | Comments |

Taliban Kidnap Two Chinese Engineers, Four Afghans

Taliban's "Sharia court" will decide their fate.

Expect a statement on the forums in 4..3..2..

Taliban sux balls...

By Stable Hand at 11:30 AM | Comments |

Video: Massachusetts Miracle

Nice!

h/t Chip

By Stable Hand at 09:26 AM | Comments |

Zionist Oppressors Using Power Tools To Extract Hatian Earthquake Victim's Organs

Oh I forgot they extracted the rest of him too. Nice folks those Zionist Overlords.

Update: Welcome to the world Baby Israel!


By Howie at 08:43 AM | Comments |

Ansar Al-Mujahideen - All Your Forums Are Belong To Us

Via AK

A little known fact (if you haven't been following Jawa closely), users on this forum were infiltrated by members of Jawa Report. Another site, Al Mosul was a special project of the Jawa Report and was OWNED!

Ansar al-Mujahideen is on the way of Al Mosul -

All your forums are belong to us akhis!

h/t Zionist akhis on the forum.

By Stable Hand at 12:38 AM | Comments |

January 16, 2010

A Akhi On A Forum, Ibne Pakistan, Posts A Field Report From Waziristan

Is Iben Pakistan a spy on the forum?

Only Jawas know, heh.

h/t Iben Pakistan(again), brother in Zionism. Ooops, sorry akhi, didn't want to let the "cat out of the bag" so to speak.

By Stable Hand at 06:08 PM | Comments |

France Deports Radical Imam Ali Ibrahim el-Soudany To Egypt

Via Islamization Watch

Ali Ibrahim el-Soudany, a Muslim preacher, was deported from France to Egypt last week for inciting followers in Paris area mosques to rise up against the West, according to government officials. FRANCE24 spoke exclusively to the iman, and he defended himself vehemently against the charges.

Al-Soudany told FRANCE24, “We have never opposed the West,”

However, Brice Hortefeux - France's interior minister for overseas territories - who made the emergency expulsion order, branded Al-Soudany a "dangerous individual".

Soudany speaks with forked tongue or, in Islam, - Taqiyya.

By Stable Hand at 04:18 PM | Comments |

Oklahoma Bill Exempts Guns from Federal Law

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) A bill has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature to protect the Second Amendment rights of the state's citizens. Made in and remaining in Oklahoma firearms will be exempt from federal gun regulations.

House Bill 2884, creates the "Oklahoma Firearms Freedom Act," which declares that a "personal firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition that is manufactured commercially or privately in Oklahoma and that remains within the borders of Oklahoma is not subject to federal law or federal regulation, including registration, under the authority of Congress to regulate interstate commerce."

The legislation notes that regulation of intrastate commerce is vested in the states under the Ninth and Tenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and that Article II, Section 26, of the Oklahoma Constitution "clearly secures to Oklahoma citizens, and prohibits interference with, the right of individual Oklahoma citizens to keep and bear arms."

IMO, it's a good idea to limit federal involvement whenever possible. Over a dozen other states agree and have initiated similar legislative measures. (More ....)

By at 01:20 PM | Comments |

Yemen's Media Crack Down Continues

Yemeni MP barred from visit with 66 year old imprisoned editor.

By Jane at 12:43 PM | Comments |

Hakimullah leader denies his death in new recording(Newbie still calls BS)

Guess who reads the Jawa...

Last evening I called BS after the Taliban released a mealy mouth audiotape claiming it came from their LATE leader Hakimullah Mehsud. Today they issued a new statement from someone claiming to be Meshud again who proceeds to give today's date Jan 16th. ...and claiming he is not worm food.

Meshud channels NEWBIE

The recording comes a day after the Taliban released a similar audio file in which Mehsud said he was alive but did not mention the specific strike Thursday in Pakistan's northwest that triggered rumours of his death.

“After the audio I released yesterday, some people speculated and said that I did not mention the date,” Mehsud said.

“Today, on the 16th of January I am saying it again -- I am alive, I am OK, I am not injured... when the drone strike took place, I was not present in the area at that time.” –AFP

Still not good enough we need a videotape with Meshud holding up tomorrows New York Times.

Come on people is it to hard to get a copy?

By Matt Damon at 10:56 AM | Comments |

Body Shots with Gisele?

OK that PJM email that just went out with the subject "Body Shots with Gisele" was like a total rip.

Jawa Report to the rescue!

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Unfortunately Howie's Gisele library is on his other computer so this will just have to do for now.

By Howie at 09:14 AM | Comments |

Yemen Captures Three Al-Qaeda Memebers

Yahoo News:

SANAA (Reuters) – Three armed al Qaeda militants were captured in Yemen early Saturday, close to the Saudi Arabian border, a Yemeni security official said.

On Friday, six al Qaeda militants were killed in an air strike in northern Yemen in a stepped-up government campaign against the Islamist group.

Yemen, which gained a reputation as a haven for al Qaeda after the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, came under the spotlight after crackdowns on the group in Pakistan and Afghanistan raised concern it was becoming a training and recruiting center for militants.

Unfortunately they were captured. Yes that is unfortunate. Because after all these years of following Sweet Jane's coverage of Yemen I know the most likely outcome.

I've seen over and over again where Yemen treats al-Qaeda with kid gloves. Giving them house arrest or just plain releasing them on an, "I Promise not to Jihad anymore OK", thingy. While it beats jails and mistreats people for, you know, writing articles. I've seen Yemen promise to take and hold Gitmo inmates and the next thing you know they are in a terrorist video or found on the battlefield again.

So yeah, if I read "Yemen captures" rather than "Predator kills" about al-Qaeda in Yemen. Its means squat.

By Howie at 08:44 AM | Comments |

Geek Shortage?

Or is it really just geek fatigue? I mean eventually coding just gets monotonous.

Some days I think if I see one more "else if" while spending thousands of dollars to find some jerks nickle....

I got your nickle right here buddy.

But the premise is correct. Pre loaded high level language (not C dammit) and documentation is not something you find on most PC.s these days.

My recommendation. Buy your kid a linux machine. Maybe he'll geek out on it.

That is if he doesn't spend the rest of his life playing Maelstrom. Lets see. Learn Pearl? Play Maelstrom? Learn Pearl? Play Maelstrom?

Er uh Maelstrom.

By Howie at 08:36 AM | Comments |

Ray Stevens: "Osama (Yo' Mama)

Older, but what the heck:

If you youngins don't know who Ray Stevens is, maybe this will jilt yer brain:

By Stable Hand at 08:25 AM | Comments |

Rusty And Howie Star In Lord of the Snacks

I likes me snacks you know.

Oh well at least I have the blog Sabbath off now.

Is Howie going to blog anything serious at all today? Probably not..

By Howie at 07:59 AM | Comments |

Weekend Video Whoring Request

My friend has this band...he want's some views you know.

When his head isn't shaved he looks just like Zombie Sam Kinison. Oh and he's pretty good. Ceptn he doesn't pronounce Nawlins right. LOL.

By Howie at 07:47 AM | Comments |

Video: 2010 Elections Cometh

This was going around on facebook you know, "Some people don't like this video and they keep knocking it off. Spread it around.

Very well, I mean what's not to like about it, there are like red white and blue boobies and everything.

Hat Tip: Mark.

By Howie at 07:33 AM | Comments |

January 15, 2010

Top Ten Signs You Are About To Get Into An Eight Hour Firefight-Iraq Edition

This ain't Hell

In case you hadn’t noticed, our friend, David Bellavia, has started his own blog. If you don’t know David, he was awarded a Silver Star for his actions in Fallujah and wrote the book “Love My Gerber Multi-Tool More Than You”, oops, I mean…”House to House; An Epic Memoir of War” - one of the first books I bought with my Kindle.

A tidbit of Bellavia's post:

Number Ten:

85 pound children fly over 12 foot walls as if they were attached to the Peter Pan stage harness.

Number Nine:

Masked men with weapons point them at you.

Number Eight:

Some idiot in your unit says, “At least we’re not getting shot at.”

Read the rest here

Damn funny, and so true.

By Stable Hand at 11:36 PM | Comments |

Abu Amand Just Shared Some Images With Us On The Forum

Thank you akhi! I know they are older, but that's ok, all your secrets are belong to us.

h/t Abu Amand(again), brother in Zionism. Oops, sorry akhi, didn't want to let the cat out of the bag so to speak.

By Stable Hand at 09:59 PM | Comments |

Taliban leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, injured in Predator strike (Updated)

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The taliban have confirmed that their leader, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been injured in the latest US Predator drone strike in North Waziristan. Initially the taliban claimed that Mehsud had escaped the strike unharmed but have since admitted that doctors are treating him for injuries sustained in the attack.

Let's hope his injuries are life threatening. CNN

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- The leader of the Taliban in Pakistan, Hakimullah Mehsud, has been wounded in a suspected U.S. drone strike, intelligence and Taliban sources told CNN Friday.[...]

A Taliban spokesman said that Mehsud had escaped the drone strike unhurt. On Friday, however, Taliban and intelligence sources said doctors were treating Mehsud for injuries he sustained in the drone strike.

UPDATE(NEWBIE): The Taliban have released an audio tape claiming to be from a unhurt Hakimullah Mehshud sorry I don't buy it that tape could have been made anytime.. ...and I call BULLSHIT.

Here is a suggestion....a videotape with him holding up tomorrow's New York Times.

By at 09:42 PM | Comments |

Friday Night Whitehouse News Dump: U.S. Releases Secret List of 645 Detainees Held at Afghan Military Base

Gawd, screw up economy and give out secrets. Damn.

WASHINGTON -- The United States has released a long-secret list of 645 detainees held at a military base in Afghanistan, providing the information as part of a lawsuit seeking details of the government's treatment of terror suspects.

The list was just a small part of roughly 2,000 pages of documents released by the government Friday night related to various lawsuits seeking government records about detainees.

The identities of the detainees at Bagram Air Base had been sought by the American Civil Liberties Union.

ACLU lawyer Melissa Goodman said the government also should provide details of how the inmates were captured and why they are being held.

M. Goodman GFYS.

By Stable Hand at 08:21 PM | Comments |

Leftist Lunatic: You Know That Haitian Earthquake? It's America's Fault

Ted Rall, like Wile E. Coyote, is a sooper genius.

I liken linking to that piece to slowing down to look at a car accident.

Update: Speaking of Haiti, stay away from this charity.

By Vinnie at 05:28 PM | Comments |

U.S. Killed Terrorist on Wanted List, Pakistani Officials Say

We reported on this drone strike after it happened over the weekend... well it seems that strike also killed one of the FBI's most wanted terrorists.

A CIA-operated drone strike on a suspected militant hideout last weekend killed one of FBI's most-wanted terrorists who had been involved in 1986 hijacking of an U.S. airline, a senior Pakistani offical said.

Jamal Saeed Abdul Rahim, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin who had a bounty of $5 million on his head, was killed in the strike in North Waziristan on Sunday, along with another Jordanian who was identified as Mahmoud Zaydan, the official said.

Mr. Rahim was released from a Pakistani prison a few years ago after a conviction for his role in the Sept. 5, 1986, hijacking of Pan American World Airways Flight 73, in which the hijackers demanded 1,500 prisoners in Cyprus and Israel be released. Twenty people, including two Americans, were killed during the hijacking.

Twenty four years and American justice came in the form of a predator drone.

Ill winds are coming your way Ayman Zawahiri.. ...justice will be done.

By Matt Damon at 05:04 PM | Comments |

Coakley Uses Image Of WTC In Attack Ad On Brown To Symbolize Greed

Democrats just keep screwing up in their lust to keep that seat...gawd.




Via Jim Hoft& Amercian Power(who saved the image)
The image in the attack on Scott Brown for his alleged closeness to Wall Street pictures the Trade Center and the destroyed Marriott Hotel on its western side.

Apparently, the DSCC will be pulling the ad

Too damn late.

By Stable Hand at 04:55 PM | Comments |

Great: Grad Student with Radical Islamist Sympathies Preaching at LSE

Lest we forget, the Christmas Day underwear bomber, Umar Abulmutallab, graduated from the University of London. No way he could have been radicalized there. No. Way.

Mail Online:

A radical Islamist said to have mentored a British suicide bomber is teaching and preaching at a top university.

Bristol-born Reza Pankhurst is allegedly spreading the message of hardline group Hizb ut-Tahrir at the London School of Economics.

The public school-educated 34-year-old is said to have been a major influence on Omar Sharif, who took part in a suicide bomb attack in Israel in 2003....

Pankhurst was jailed for three years in Egypt for promoting the banned [Hizb ut-Tahrir ] organisation in 2004....

[Pankhurst] is working as a teaching assistant at LSE while studying for a PhD there....

A member of the student society said: 'He preaches every other week and is constantly bringing the subject around to politics, talking of Afghanistan and the need to establish the Caliphate, or Islamic state.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1243385/Senior-figure-hardline-Islamist-group-preaching-London-university.html#ixzz0cioA6mzU

Somewhere in the halls of the UK's largest university, Jeremy Benthams corpse weeps. No, really. His corpse is sitting in a hallway. Freaky British universities .....

Thanks to Bookworm.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:18 PM | Comments |

Ginormous Mistake: Southeast Asia's Osama bin Laden to be Tried in .... Washington, D.C.

Steve Schippert alerted me to this earlier, but frankly I'm at a place where nothing the Obama Administration does any more surprises me. In his words, "I think maybe less than 1% of Americans understand just how important Hambali is, how deep his connections are, how broad his Indonesian leadership was/is, or just how massive a fish he is. He is a whale amongst fish. And the Obama Administration wants to try him in DC. This guy is bigger than KSM, in my opinion.I don't know about him being as big as KSM, but pretty big. Jamaah Islamiya is kind of like the Taliban and al Qaeda all rolled up into one: part terrorist organization and part shadow government in waiting. This guy was over all their terrorist plots.

I think Ed pretty much covers all the bases here. I seriously have nothing to add.

Strike that, I only have this thought that's been troubling me: Is it not the greatest of hypocrisy to say that we can kill at will men like Hambali so long as said killing is done with a Predator drone; yet should we give him the gift of life and not kill him then we must treat him as innocent until proven guilty, provide him with a free lawyer, and notify him that no, he really doesn't have to talk?

It seems to me that the one thing I can say -- without reservation -- that I support under President Obama is the increase in Predator attacks on suspected terrorists. So, we can kill suspected terrorists and that is okay, but we can't hurt them a little?

Also, we can give someone in the CIA or DOD the go ahead to make the decision whether or not a suspect deserves life or death -- which is effectively what you are doing when you give the go ahead for a Predator strike, the suspect being immediately executed from the air? But we cannot trust a military tribunal, with many more procedural safeguards, to do the same?

It's not just hypocrisy, it's the height of moral stupidity!

UPDATE: Wow, it's like I'm psychic: ACLU Wants to Know the Legal Basis for CIA Drone Strikes

Uh, it's called war. Dumbasses.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:27 PM | Comments |

No Sh*t? Pentagon Made Mistakes Over Fort Hood Shooter

Of all the masturbatory what-we-got-wrong reports put out by the federal government, this takes the cake. I mean, the guy publicly supported oppressive Islamic law and violent jihad. And in private he communicated with America's #2 biggest traitor, al Qaeda recruiter Anwar al Alwaki.

And we needed an independent investigation into how we screwed the pooch?

AP:

An internal investigation into the Fort Hood base massacre has found that several medical officers failed to use "appropriate judgment and standards of officership" when conducting performance reviews of the alleged shooter.

Among the reports findings is that Army Maj. Nidal Hasan's top-level security clearance wasn't properly investigated. Had policies been properly followed, investigators say his clearance may have been revoked "and his continued service and pending deployment would have been subject to increased scrutiny."

The report -- or at least, AP's take on the report -- downplay's Hasan's radical Islamist ties, instead focusing on the fact that he was often late for work, a loner, and disheveled. You see, the problem here was that he was a bad employee who was promoted, not that he supported jihad.

The dumbest part of the report?Hasan showed no signs of being violent or a threat. Really? He attended a mosque where Anwar al Awlaki worked. The same mosque attended by two 9/11 hijackers and Ahmed Omar Abu Ali. He used an acronym for Soldier of Allah on his business cards. He made many anti-military and anti-American statements. He even publicly defended terrorists!

No. Signs. Of. Violence.

Also showing no signs of prior violence?

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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:19 PM | Comments |

Predator drone kills 9 terrorists in North Waziristan

A US Predator drone strike killed 9 terrorists in a village in North Waziristan in two separate attacks. The Friday morning strike was near Thursday's strike that injured Tehrik-Taliban Pakistan leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

Hmmmm...maybe this strike was meant to finish off the job from yesterday's strike. One can only hope.
Geo TV

According to reports, the missiles first hit a house situated in Mir Ali, in which five people, including a foreign militant, was killed. While one hour after the first attack, unmanned US drones targeted another militants’ compound in Shaktoi area, killing four more people.

The unmanned US plane targeted Zarniri area, which is near the spot where U.S. missiles are believed to have narrowly missed the Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud the day before.

UPDATE(NEWBIE): When they go after a target with mulitple drones in a swarm attack they're usually hunting a HVT on someone's list..AFP

The first attack took place Friday evening in Zanini village near the town of Mir Ali, about 30 kilometres (18 miles) east of Miranshah, the main town of restive North Waziristan tribal district.

"US drones fired four missiles at a militant compound and at least five militants were killed," a senior security official told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Two intelligence officials in the area and a local administrative official also confirmed the attack and the toll.

The officials said that five US drones flew over at low altitude above the area and two of the drones descended further and fired four missiles at the militants' compound, destroying it completely.

Will post an update when and if we ever get an ID on the intended target..

UPDATE(NEWBIE) No ID yet but there are intercepts of someone being mourned..

“It seems some of the victims were guests as militants did not allow even local villagers to proceed and help them in the rescue work,” said a local tribesman in Khaisur village, but wished not to be named.

He said the house of a local tribesman was flattened and two vehicles — a car anda double cabin pickup — parked there were destroyed in the attack. The tribesman said two other houses adjacent to the targeted building were also damaged partially but the inmates remained unhurt.

He said the attack was powerful and severe as it shook the entire town. “Everybody felt the missiles were fired on his house. The children in our home panicked and started crying,” said the terrified villager.

He said the injured had been shifted to a private clinic. “Most of the seriously injured died due to lack of adequate health facilities in the town,” he added. Official sources also confirmed the missile strikes and quoting their local sources said that six to eight people were killed in the attack.

“We are hearing that three of them were foreign fighters but we do not know about their identity and nationalities,” said a senior intelligence official based in the troubled region. Pleading anonymity, the official said to have intercepted militants’ conversation in which they mourned the loss of three ‘guests’, a term used for foreign fighters, particularly those associated with al-Qaeda.

Updates when they come in...

By at 01:19 PM | Comments |

"I Felt Disrespected": Elementary Students Upset Over Obama Form Letter

Now that this is public, expect some bs from the Obama Administration.

Via Breitbart


By Stable Hand at 12:54 PM | Comments |

Yemen Gets A Big One?

That's some good targeting right there, if it turns out to be true. Two cars, no civilians, direct hit. Lets wait though, al Qaeda leader Qasim al Reimi was erroneously reported killed in the December air strike.

Reuters: "Two cars carrying eight dangerous al Qaeda members were hit in an area between Saada and al-Jouf," the security official told Reuters.

"Two may have survived and escaped," he added.

"The group included Qassem al-Remi, Ayed al-Shabwani, Ammar al-Waeli, and Saleh al-Teys," said the official, adding that the four are wanted by Yemeni and U.S. security.

The source confirmed Qassem al-Reni was killed: "He is the al Qaeda military leader and senior planner of most operations in Yemen
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"He escaped two previous airstrikes," he added.

By Jane at 12:21 PM | Comments |

Hamas Hearts Code Pink

Image credit: Afrocity

I guess advertising on the Muslim Brotherhoods official site has it's benefits.

Via Carl in Jerusalem

How deep are the ties between the so-called antiwar group Code Pink and the terrorist group Hamas? Deep enough that Hamas guaranteed Code Pink’s safety when the group led an international delegation of anti-Israel leftists to Gaza in late December for the ‘Gaza Freedom March.’
Sick arsemaggots.

By Stable Hand at 12:15 PM | Comments |

Poll: Brown Up 15% Over Coakley?!?!?

What. The. Frak? PJM:

A new poll taken Thursday evening for Pajamas Media by CrossTarget – an Alexandria VA survey research firm – shows Scott Brown, a Republican, leading Martha Coakley, a Democrat, by 15.4% in Tuesday’s special election for the open Massachusetts US Senate seat. The poll of 946 likely voters was conducted by telephone using interactive voice technology (IVR) and has a margin of error of +/- 3.19%.
Go check out the polling results and the rest of the story over at PJM.

That's the second poll in a row showing Brown up in MA. Yesterday's Suffolk University/7News poll had Brown up by 4 -- within the margin of error. PJM's poll has Brown up well outside the margin of error.

I know the first instinct will be to dismiss PJM's poll as an outlier because it was sponsored by a right-leaning organization. But consider these two facts:

a) PJM's poll had a larger sample size than Suffolk's, meaning the margin of error is less.

b) Democrats outnumbered Republicans in the poll by 16%.

Three exit questions: 1) Is there life after death? 2) Is there a system of punishments and rewards after death -- ie, heaven and hell? 3) Is it out of the realm of possibilities for a just God to punish Ted Kennedy by letting him watch the Brown/Coakley drama unfold?

Because that visual, my friends, puts a smile on my face.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:59 AM | Comments |

Nuke Weapons Plant on Lockdown, Security Breach (UPDATE: Hunters)

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Could be big, could be nothing. The first time I read this I assumed it was a nuclear power plant. It's not. It's a nuclear weapons plant.

In fact, it's our only nuclear weapons assembly plant in the country.

It's at Pantex's Amarillo facility. As of this writing, their website has gone offline.

Here's the press release from Pantex:

Pantex Activates Emergency Response Organization

1. The Plant is in a lockdown status and the situation is being evaluated in order to facilitate security actions. Pantex employees are sheltered-in-place.

2. Pantex’s response effort is being conducted by the Emergency Response Organization, a highly trained group of employees with detailed knowledge of plant operations and emergency response procedures. These employees represent plant functions such as security, logistics, safety, medical response, radiological assessment, firefighting, operations and public information.

3. The emergency responders’ top priorities are the safety of the public, workers and the environment, as well as ensuring security is maintained.

4. Pantex is also in the process of establishing communication links with various local, state and federal government agencies that will work with Pantex and communicate with the public during the response to this event.

Public Information

Public information for this event is currently being coordinated by the Pantex Public Affairs Organization, which will release additional information as it becomes available. Public Affairs will notify the media regarding scheduling interviews and/or news conferences.

Other news reports say that the local Sheriff's department is on the scent. Hmmmmm.......

Thanks to Doda McCheesle. Developing.......

Any one who hears any updates on this, do me a favor and either email or drop it into the comments.

UPDATE: False alarm. Fox News reporting that two men were spotted with rifles near the plant. They were hunters. Who hunts next to a nuclear arms factory? What, they were after a three eyed Mule Deer?

Of all the dumb moves to make. Hey, let's take our high powered rifles to that there field across the street from that there nukular place!

Artist rendition of the perpetrator.

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Also, how much of a security buffer does Pantex have around the plant? Is the surrounding property private?

I'm glad that security seems to have worked in this case, but one has to wonder if maybe there shouldn't be some more thought on how security at this plant and at the dozens of other nuclear sites is handled. I'm just not sure I like the idea of these facilities being anywhere near accessible for miles around.

Thanks to Son of Liberty.

Final Update (I hope): Here's the final word on this from a local paper (thanks to Bodacious):

Terry said his office responded to a call about 7:30 this morning of armed gunmen in the vicinity of the Pantex Plant and located two men who were hunting geese on Farm-to-Market Road 2373.

Terry said deputies located the men, who he said were off-duty plant employees who had pulled off the road about two miles south of Pantex on FM 2373. The men were questioned and officers determined they were not doing anything illegal.

I guess the thing that gives me confidence in the plant's security is the fact that they were two miles from it when the security measures went into affect. Two miles or more seems like a pretty good perimeter to have on a facility like this.

Case closed.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:12 AM | Comments |

Kenya: Anti-Faisal Residents Join Kenya Police In Clash Against Supporters Of The Radical Cleric

A follower of the sheikh learning the tools of martyrdom:




Reports are 1 person has died and 7 others wounded when police fired live rounds at the crowd. One shouldn't mess with Kenya police....heh

NAIROBI (Reuters) -

Kenyan security forces shot in the air and fired tear gas at hundreds of people protesting in the capital on Friday against the detention of Jamaican Muslim cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal.

The protesters, chanting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest) and some holding the flag of Somali rebel group al Shabaab, were blocked by police with dogs as they tried to march through the heart of Nairobi after prayers at the downtown mosque.

Some Kenyans, angry the attempted protest had taken place at all, joined forces with the security forces and began hurling stones at the marchers, squeezing them back towards the mosque.

As Howie said earlier regarding no one wanting this arsehole; tsk tsk tsk, Maybe he can move in with Joey's in laws in Morocco too?

I'm sure Joey(Joseph Cohen aka Yousef al-Khattab) is watching this situation closely.

By Stable Hand at 08:57 AM | Comments |

Woman Flees Gaza With Children

Jpost:

Speaking to The Jerusalem Post just hours after her escape while on her way to her family's home in Ashdod to celebrate, she said she had reached the decision months ago to get away from her husband, Abdallah, who ekes out a living smuggling goods through the elaborate system of tunnels connecting Rafah with Egypt.

"That was no life for me and the children," she said. "The children had dreams that I wanted to make true. And we couldn't as long we remained in Gaza.

"Now I am trying to forget everything."

An opportunity to escape presented itself after Abdallah was arrested in Egypt for attempting to travel illegally to Europe.

She escaped despite the fact that her husband's family had threatened to murder her if she tried to escape from the Hamas controlled area.
But making it to Erez, on the extreme northern side of the Gaza Strip, from Rafah, located about 60 kilometers away on the extreme southern side, was not easy. Suspicious that she might try to escape, Ochana's in-laws were carefully watching her.

As she stood in downtown Rafah, her brother-in-law's threat that he would kill her if she tried to run away still rang in her ears. Still, she waved down a taxi. She knew she had to take the chance.

Look for a press release from the Palestinians accusing teh evil Jooos of harvesting her children for their organs in 5 4 3 2.......

By Howie at 06:51 AM | Comments |

Hamas Terrorist Blows Self up

Killing himself and no one else.

AFP:GAZA CITY — A member of the armed wing of the Islamist movement Hamas was killed while handling explosives in the Gaza Strip overnight, a Palestinian medic said on Friday.

Imad al-Selkawy, 25, suffered fatal injuries in the accidental blast, which occurred at Deir el-Balah in the centre of the Palestinian territory, the medic said.

I just love stories with a happy ending. Don't you?

By Howie at 06:39 AM | Comments |

Heartbreak: No One Wants Sheik Faisel

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Afrique en ligne:

A Nairobi high court on Thursday ordered the Kenyan government to produce in court the controversial Jamaican Muslim cleric, Sheikh Abdullah al Faisal, who is at the centre of a deportation saga that has put the gover n ment and Muslim faithfuls in the country at loggerheads.

However, the government is unlikely to heed the order as government Spokesman, Alfred Mutua, said that the deportation of the cleric remained a top security priority because Al-Fasial "is a dangerous man who can inspire Kenyans to terrorism".

How about Gambia? Nope don't want him.

Neither does Nigeria, Britain, etc etc.

If and when he does make it back to Jamaica he has this to look forward to.

The Gambian decision came days after Jamaican Muslims called for Al-Faisal's indictment on grounds of his alleged terrorism liaisons with Osama bin Laden's terrorism outfit, al Qaeda.

Mutua said, "He is so dangerous that in his own country, the Supreme Islamic Organ in Jamaica has banned him from preaching or giving speeches. He is among the kind of people who give a bad name to Islam."

tsk tsk tsk, Maybe he can move in with Joey's in laws in Morocco too?

By Howie at 06:18 AM | Comments |

Oh My, Coakley Has Done It Again

She's the gift that keeps on giving:

Coakley, devout catholics probably shouldn't work in the emergency room

Democrat Martha Coakley was on with Ken Pittman from WBSM in Massachusetts today. Martha told Ken that if you object to abortion and are a devout Catholic then…
“You probably shouldn’t work in the emergency room.”

I guess coming from someone who thinks there are no terrorists in Afghanistan this makes sense, to her Give that woman a comedy show and get her the hell out of politics.

By Stable Hand at 12:38 AM | Comments |

January 14, 2010

Sudden Jihad Syndrome Sufferer Gets His Diagnosis Wrong

Mental illness, my ass.

Addressing the court for the first time, Haq blamed the shootings on mental illness and lack of treatment.

"I understand you are angry," said Haq, 34. "The tragedy wouldn't have occurred if it wasn't for bad medical care and mental illness."

Uh, oops, dumbass:

During the trial, witnesses testified that Haq, who is of Pakistani heritage, railed against Jews and U.S.-Israeli policies as he opened fire in the Jewish Federation, an umbrella organization for the local Jewish community that raises money for social-welfare organizations, runs youth and adult educational programs, and engages in efforts in support of Israel.

Hat tip, that right wing hatemonger Spencer.

By Vinnie at 10:02 PM | Comments |

U.S. Notes AlQaeda Olympic Threat

CTV Olympics

The U.S. government is advising American sports fans travelling to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics to watch out for al-Qaeda and other extremists, terrorists[FTFY...ed] especially on transit and in restaurants, churches and other areas outside official venues.

"Al-Qaeda's demonstrated capability to carry out sophisticated attacks against sizable structures - such as ships, large office buildings, embassies and hotels - makes it one of the greatest potential threats to the Olympics," the U.S. State Department said in a fact sheet on the Games posted on its website.

No specific credible threats have been identified, the U.S. government said. However, Americans planning to attend Olympic events or participate in large-scale public gatherings during the Winter Games should use caution and be alert to their surroundings, the advisory said.

Americans are advised to be especially alert when outside Olympic venues. "As security increases in and around Olympic venues, terrorists could shift their focus to more unprotected Olympic venues, open spaces, hotels, railway and other transportation systems, churches, restaurants and other sites not associated with the Olympics."[...]

A spokesman for the U.S. Consulate General in Vancouver said the U.S. State Department advisory was posted within the past six weeks, but could not immediately confirm the date.[Sounds familiar...ed]

Just how does one "watch out for alQaeda"? "Hey dude, do you belong to alQaeda by any chance? Wow, did you shave ALL the hair off your body? Dude, burkhas are for women, why are you wearing one? Wow, did you hit your forehead real hard, you have quite a bruise there.

Seriously, if going, be careful.

By Stable Hand at 09:44 PM | Comments |

New Poll Shows Brown Over Coakley!

So shocking that it's got someone as uninterested in the MA Senatorial race as me giddy with some Chris Matthewsesque tingly-feeling-up-my-leg excitement. Boston Herald:

The poll shows Brown, a state senator from Wrentham, besting Coakley, the state’s attorney general, by 50 percent to 46 percent, the first major survey to show Brown in the lead.
It's within the margin of error, but still -- a Republican ahead of a Democrat in The People's Republic of MA? Even if he loses just watching them squirm is worth all those millions of dollars.

Somewhere in hell, Ted Kennedy is reeling.

Thanks to Jules
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By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 09:15 PM | Comments |

2 Chicago Men Indicted On Federal Terrorism Charges For Mumbai Attack


Charged and now indicted. Good!
Via FNC
CHICAGO — Two Chicago men were indicted Thursday on charges they planned a violent attack on a Danish newspaper and helped lay the groundwork for the November 2008 terrorist rampage killed 166 people in the Indian city of Mumbai.

Businessman Tahawwur Rana and his associate David Coleman Headley already had been charged with assistance to terrorism but the 12-count indictment expanded allegations against Rana to include the Mumbai attacks. Both are in federal custody in Chicago.

Retired Pakistani military officer Abdur Rehman Hashim Syed and reputed terrorist leader Ilyas Kashmiri — described as having been in regular contact with al-Qaida's No. 3, Sheikh Mustafa Abu al-Yazid — also were charged in the new indictment. Abdur Rehman and Kashmiri are accused of being involved with the plans to attack the Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten, which in 2005 printed 12 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad that sparked outrage in the Muslim world.

Officials say the defendants were linked to the terrorist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba, translated as Army of the Pure, which has long been involved in violent conflict with India over the disputed Kashmir territory. The Indian government has blamed the group for the Mumbai attacks and the U.S. government has designated it as a foreign terrorist organization.

Related:

Chicago Man Charged in Mumbai Massacre
Related: Chicago Man Suspected of Helping Plot Mumbai Massacre
Chicago Terror Suspect David Headley Carried A Book With Him "How To Pray Like A Jew".
People Waking up to American Involved in Mumbai Bombings?
U.S. Now Exports Terror: American Linked to Mumbai Attack
What if an American Was the Next Khalid Shiekh Mohammad?
Man detained at behest of FBI may have Rana connection(Illyas Kashmiri captured?)
Plot Thickens: Indians Now Believe American Key to Mumbai Massacre
Mohammad Cartoon Plot Arrests in Chicago Linked to Immigration Company -- al Qaeda Connection!]
FBI Raids Muslim Meat Packing Plant

By Stable Hand at 09:03 PM | Comments |

Howie and Potfry Infiltrate Coakley Campaign

Actually we were hired as Graphic Design Consultants. Potfry did a nice job on the backgrounds don't you think? Thems me sloguns.

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I still can't figure quite why they fired us?

(This post is pretty much all a lie ceptn the facts that TNOYF made the image and Howie can't type/spell all that great)

By Howie at 08:25 PM | Comments |

New Freaky bin Laden "Pics" Released by FBI

The FBI has released a number of digitally enhanced what-would-they-look-like-now pictures of their most wanted terrorists. The images are supposed to give us an idea what the terrorists might look like after aging or altering their appearances in some other way. For instance, all known images of Osama bin Laden show him wearing some sort of head covering. One altered photo shows his hair. Q: how do we know he's not bald?

Some of the pictures are freaky-deaky. Here are two of the images of Osama bin Laden. I know the Rewards for Justice page offers you the $25 million only for information leading to his capture or conviction, but if you see the guy below do us all a favor and .... just kill him. You'll be saving the taxpayers billions and I personally promise to raise the same amount of cash for you.

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The most freaky-deaky photo alteration is that of al Qaeda operative and Canadian citizen Faker "Bat Boy" Boussora. Also known as Abu Yusif al-Tunisi, his unaltered photo really does look like the Weekly World News' "Bat Boy". Check it out.

As freaky as he looks in real life, check out the altered pic of what he might look like today.

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I guess al Qaeda's HR department never got around to adding that dental plan. He looks kind of like a retarded Alfred E. Neuman. What, me worry about this bomb belt?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:29 PM | Comments |

Frank Sinatra - Strangers on my flight


Strangers on my flight,
turbans they're packin'.
Wonderin' if they might,
plan a hijacking.
They could pull a stunt,
before this flight is through.

Click on the pic to listen to the song

H/T: Miroslaw

By at 03:23 PM | Comments |

Thursday Afternoon Hot Jew in Lingerie Palette Cleanser

She's hot. She's from Israel. Yes, she's a J-O-O. Bar Refaeli in lingerie.

Despite several layers of Reynolds Wrap, the J-E-W-S have finally taken over my brainwaves.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:45 PM | Comments |

New Technology to Prevent Terrorism Being Suppressed by Bureaucrats?

Bob McCarty has an article over at PJM about the use of Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) in terror prevention. He implies that had the technology been used, then the underwear bomb plot of Christmas day might have been averted.

I asked him how that would work since my understanding of CVSA was that it was a post hoc analyizing tool that might be used to replace polygraphing. As you know, polygraphing tries to detect lies after the fact. So how could this be used to prevent terrorism?

But Bob explains that the technology is passive but nearly foolproof. In other words, you could use it to monitor the voices of potential airline passengers who are trying to hide something. Those passengers detected by the technology as lying to screeners could then be diverted to secondary screening.

With that in mind go check out his article about CVSA here. And if it's true that professional polygraphers are keeping the technology out only to protect their jobs, then heads should roll.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:30 PM | Comments |

Three Words I never Want to Read Again

Scott. Ridder. Masturbating: Anti-Iraq War UN Inspector Arrested in Underage Teen Webcam Sex Sting.

I was going to post a little blurb, but I think the link pretty much says it all. In fact, way too much information at the link. Now excuse me while I call my therapist.

UPDATE: Ooops. Looks like Stable Hand already posted on this: Former UN Weapons Inspector Caught In Sex Sting Again!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:07 PM | Comments |

Terrorist Cause Celebre "Boycotts" Own Trial Over Zionist Infiltration

Aafia Siddiqui, an al Qaeda fundraiser and would-be assassin, is boycotting her own New York City trial because there might be J-O-Os on the jury:

"I'm boycotting the trial, just to let all of you know," Aafia Siddiqui said as a judge began jury selection in federal court in Manhattan. "There's too many injustices. ... I'm out of this."

After U.S. District Judge Richard Berman responded, "Thank you, Dr. Siddiqui," she put her head down on the defense table and went silent as prosecutors flashed a photo of her face on a television monitor...

"I don't trust you," she told the judge at one point Wednesday before the potential jurors packed the courtroom. She later complained that she wouldn't get a fair trial if Zionists were allowed on the panel.

First they infiltrated the government. Then they infiltrated our courts. Next, they will infiltrate our brains!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:58 PM | Comments |

Taking On the Islamofascists of CagePrisoners.com

CagePrisoners.com is one of those "human rights" organizations which is really a front for radical Islam. In the past they've called for the release of such illustrious figures as 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shiekh Mohammad. Their stated goal is opposition to the "unjust" imprisonment of those at Guantanamo Bay.

Now that Gitmo's closing, do you really think they'll claim victory and move on? Not likely. Not until the flag of Islam flies over Downing Street and 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Here's David Toube, who writes for Harry's Place, courageously taking on the group.

I'll note that the YouTube poster calls David "Islamophobic" and the audience calls him a fascist. This from a group of people who believe that terrorism is justified "resistance" to, um, whatever. Also note how Iranian state TV is there.

Also, the group once invited Anwar al-Awlaki to speak in the UK. This would be the same Anwar al-Awlaki who inspired the Fort Hood massacre and the Christmas Day underwear bomb plot. Yeah, David is the fascist.

Thanks to Jennifer.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:06 PM | Comments |

Rape In Pakistan

Older but new to me..

a pakistani woman who was gang raped in so called "honour" punishment says she fears for her safety after court overturned the convictions of five men.

By Stable Hand at 12:11 PM | Comments |

The Anti-YouTube: ProTroopsTube

I've just been turned on to the ProTroopsTube website. Go check it out.


Yeah, I know the videos are hosted at that other site. But we'll bring it down. From the inside.....

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:23 AM | Comments |

American Jews Realize Obama Is Anti-Israel

Well ya, sheesh:

Jewish Press - Last year at this time, a majority of American Jews were waiting breathlessly for the day when Barack Obama, the man for whom they voted overwhelmingly, would take the oath of office and become president of the United States.

The excitement and sense of anticipation were palpable, as many Jews innocently looked forward to the dawn of a new era, and the onset of significant change to the way Washington dealt with the world.

Well, change has most certainly come about, though it is hardly the kind that Jews can have reason to cheer[...]

In a remarkably revealing January 7 interview with Charlie Rose on PBS, former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who now serves as Obama's special envoy to the Middle East, openly suggested that Israel would be punished if it did not agree to make still more concessions to the Palestinians.

When Rose said, "You sit there and you say to Israel, look, if you don't do this, what?" Mitchell replied: "Under American law, the United States can withhold support on loan guarantees to Israel . There are others [options], and you have to keep open whatever options. But our view is that we think the way to approach this is to try to persuade the parties what is in their self-interest."

h/t Brad Thor

By Stable Hand at 10:30 AM | Comments |

Former UN Weapons Inspector Caught In Sex Sting Again!

I like Ace's Headlines better, Scott Ritter Searches for Weapons of Mass Destruction in 15-Year-Old Girl's Panties, didn't want to steal it....sigh

Via Sweetness & Light

Sex sting in Poconos nets former chief U.N. weapons inspector

By Andrew Scott
January 14, 2010

A former chief United Nations weapons inspector is accused of contacting what he thought was a 15-year-old girl in an Internet chat room, engaging in a sexual conversation and showing himself masturbating on a Web camera.

Scott Ritter of Delmar, N.Y., who served as chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991-98 and who was an outspoken critic of the second Bush administration in the run-up to the war in Iraq, is accused of contacting what turned out to be a Barrett Township police officer posing undercover as a teen girl.

Arsemaggot...

Dirty Deeds:

By Stable Hand at 09:41 AM | Comments |

Jihad Watch Award Winners 2009

Thanks to Robert for allowing me to post this:

Heh..

By Stable Hand at 09:00 AM | Comments |

Ali Abdullah Saleh Hunts al Qaeda

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The sign posts point to southern Yemeni cities, where the independence movement is.

By Jane at 08:48 AM | Comments |

Rahm: Al Shabaab Terrorist Go For Arm & Leg

Famous Jawa friend has this post up: Terror Free Somalia Foundation: 2009 AWARD WINNERS

Caricatures fits the terrorists to a t, check it out.

By Stable Hand at 08:38 AM | Comments |

Yemen's President to Obama: Will Declare Jihad on You

Yemeni President Saleh is quite adroit at playing the terror card. Today he warns the US that he will declare jihad if the US attempts any military action against al Qaeda in Yemen, in a statement from Yemen's Council of Clerics. Its Saleh talking. There's no way they would issue that without Presidental approval.

The message is simple: Just. Give. Me. The. Money.

Saleh has various mouthpieces: the government media, officials, GONGOs (governmental non-govermental organizations) some "experts" and Sheik Abdulmagid al Zindani (oh! scary!), who is classified by the UN's 1267 committee as a terrorist financier. Al Zindani endorsed President Saleh's 2006 "re-election" bid, and Saleh made his first speech of the electoral season from al Zindani's al Iman University. The Minister of Endowments is Judge Hamoud al Hittar, who ran the now defunct dialog program that released hundreds of al Qaeda. (He never dialoged with the Houthi rebels though.)

Al Hittar is often an intermediary between the regime and al Qaeda. For example in 2003 al Qaeda offered Yemen a truce, and al Hittar was in charge of negotiations. At the time he said some demands were non-starters, meaning perhaps others were workable. That marked the beginning of what al Qaeda calls the (quite productive) "quietness period" from 2003-2006 when the group provided logistical support and thousands of jihaddists to various hotspots around the world, especially Iraq.

To follow is the clerics' statement. Also below the fold is Foreign Minister al Qirby's nearly identical statement that US counter-terror aid must be unconditional. The upcoming London Conference on Yemen should not attempt to deal with Yemeni internal affairs like civil rights, political reforms, press freedom, corruption or economic transparency, he said repeatedly.

Update: Alert Net: Yemen, facing a daunting array of security and economic problems, needs about $2 billion a year in aid to stay afloat and double that to turn its economy around, Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said on Thursday..."I am not an economist, but I think one is talking about probably $4 billion a year," Qirbi told Reuters when asked how much aid was required to rescue an economy struggling with a sharply rising population and falling oil revenues.

For more on Yemen, visit me at Armies of Liberation (always updated) or see the Yemen Portal for a quick listing of today's Yemen news including automatic translations of Yemeni Arabic sources.

Straits Times: SANAA - YEMEN'S council of clerics called on Thursday for jihad, or holy war, in case of foreign military intervention amid speculation the United States might join Sanaa's pursuit of Al-Qaeda extremists.

'If any party insists on aggression, or invading the country, then according to Islam, jihad becomes obligatory,' said a statement signed by 150 clerics read at a media conference. They stressed also 'strong rejection to any foreign intervention in Yemeni affairs, whether political or militarily.'

The clerics, including the radical Sheikh Abdulmajeed al-Zendani who is labeled by the US administration as a 'global terrorist', also voiced 'rejection to any security or military agreement or cooperation (between Yemen and) any foreign party if it violates Islamic Sharia (law).' They also strongly rejected 'setting up any military bases in Yemen, or in its territorial waters.'.

Foreign Minister al Qirby made a similiar point, reforms and civil rights should be off the table at the London Conference.

Yahoo: The U.S. and its allies helping Yemen fight al-Qaida should not pressure it to carry out reforms or resolve other internal conflicts, the foreign minister said Tuesday, as the military claimed to have killed 20 Shiite rebels in fighting an uprising in the country's north....The conference, to be attended by the United States and European countries, should focus on promises of counterterrorism help as well as economic aid for Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world, al-Qirbi said. "If we divert from these into other political issues that are within the domain of the Yemeni government, we will compromise the objectives of this conference," al-Qirbi told reporters in San'a.

"The issues of human rights and freedom of the press are all issues that come within the national agenda of reforms ... It doesn't need to come through the London Conference," he added. "On the Hawthis, we will not accept any instructions from anyone because that is an internal Yemeni matter."

By Jane at 08:36 AM | Comments |

Evil Zionists Sending Military Mercenaries To Haiti To Steal Babies For Scientific Experiments For Germ Warfare Research. Also, To Club Baby Seals.

Whoops. I meant, Israel was quick to render assistance to the victims of the Haiti earthquake disaster, which shows their compassion for the less fortunate who do not bomb them.

Not so many Arab nations on the list yet. Hopefully soon.

By Ronin at 08:13 AM | Comments |

all-Shabaab; Sharia Forbids Romance

Gulf Times:

The Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab group’s religious police in the Somali city of Kismayo flogged a man for flirting and another for having a “secret marriage”, an official said yesterday.

They received 15 and 39 lashes respectively in front of a crowd in central Kismayo, a large southern harbour which has been under Shebab administration since mid-2008 and where a strict form of Sharia is enforced.

“One of the young men was found engaging in secret wedlock which is illegal under Islamic law,” Sheikh Mohamed Moalim, a senior Shebab official, said from Kismayo.

“The other one was found seducing a lady alone. Both of them confessed to the charges in front of a court and they were publicly punished,” he said.

The flogging took place over the weekend.

Its funny how al-Shabaab does not mention the fate of the women involved. Were they stoned or flogged? We don't know. We only know that Sharia is the most oppressive legal system still in use on the planet and that al-Shabaab uses a particularly brutal and strict interpretation of it.

By Howie at 06:48 AM | Comments |

Pakistani Taliban leader 'escapes US strike'

Zeroing in onHakimullah Mehsud

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud was in the area of northwest Pakistan where a US drone strike killed 10 people Thursday but left before the missiles hit, a militant spokesman said.

Missiles fired by unmanned US aircraft hit a militant training camp early Thursday in a remote area on the border between North and South Waziristan, strongholds of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group, officials said.

"Hakimullah Mehsud was present at the same place in Shaktoi where the drone attack took place," TTP spokesman Azam Tariq told AFP by telephone.

"But he had left the place already when the drone attack took place. He is alive and completely safe."

His comments came after local television stations carried unconfirmed reports that Mehsud may have been killed in the strike, the seventh to hit Pakistan's lawless northwest tribal belt bordering Afghanistan this month.

Tariq did not say when Mehsud left the area, which Pakistan security forces described as "very remote".

Info is fuzzy if they got him....wait for US confirmation if he is dead.

The intelligence work is outstanding.

By Matt Damon at 03:33 AM | Comments |

Barry Rubin takes down NCTC director Michael Leiter

From Barry Rubin: "Brilliant Defender or Light-Weight? Some problems in the thinking of Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center":

Michael Leiter, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, gave a very interesting interview to the alumni magazine of his old college, Columbia University. I analyze some of the points made not to criticize Leiter but to point out some basic ideas held by the people responsible for protecting America and Americans from terrorist attacks.

We might as well begin by the statement I found most disturbing:

“I’m often asked if it’s a coincidence that we haven’t been attacked since 9/11, and the answer is flatly no.”

Not attacked? True, there has been no large-scale September 11 type operation but the number of small attacks or incidents that might represent terrorist attacks has risen very sharply. Like a police department that claims success in fighting crime by reinterpreting the statistics, U.S. officials have systematically classified Islamist terrorist events as something else.

Of course, Leiter’s statement sounds ironic in light of the Detroit underpants’ bombing but how about the Fort Dix plan, Fort Hood, the apparent preparations to attack Fort Bragg, and the assassination of an army recruiter in Arkansas (there does seem to be a pattern here, doesn’t there?), the shooting at the El Al counter in Los Angeles, the murder at the Jewish community center in Spokane (another pattern), and so on?

Perhaps Leiter meant to say there haven’t been successful attacks in most cases but that is also not quite true, though it is legitimate for officials like him to claim they have achieved a number of successes.

If the threat is being underrated, however, and terrorist attacks attributed to, say, mental instability, and attacks by individuals are being downplayed, this means the danger to the public is higher.

Leiter attributed the successes to three things; the first two are somewhat ironic after the Detroit operation...

He's just getting going. Read the whole thing.

By Barbarossa at 01:45 AM | Comments |

Dutch TV: The miserable fate of Christians in "moderate" Turkey

Muslims in the West constantly squeal about the supposed intolerance and mistreatment in Europe and the US. Switzerland, for example, recently imposed a ban on the construction of minarets. There were angry reactions in many Islamic countries, including Turkey. But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot? How tolerant are Turks towards the Christian minority in their own country?

A report from Radio Netherlands Worldwide:

By Barbarossa at 01:31 AM | Comments |

When Left And Right Unite

I have a very talented, albeit admitted very liberal friend who is promoting this on her Facebook page. Sarah Palin, who is also very talented, and very conservative, is also promoting it on her Facebook page..

So go text 'Haiti" to 90999 there.

By Vinnie at 01:23 AM | Comments |

January 13, 2010

Ahmed had a little lamb...

It's from Pravda, so it must be true (via CNNTurk):

A sheep gave birth to a dead lamb with a human-like face. The calf was born in a village not far from the city of Izmir, Turkey.

Erhan Elibol, a vet, performed Cesarean section on the animal to take the calf out, but was horrified to see that the features of the calf’s snout bore a striking resemblance to a human face.

“I’ve seen mutations with cows and sheep before. I’ve seen a one-eyed calf, a two-headed calf, a five-legged calf. But when I saw this youngster I could not believe my eyes. His mother could not deliver him so I had to help the animal,” the 29-year-old veterinary said.

The lamb’s head had human features on – the eyes, the nose and the mouth – only the ears were those of a sheep...

The governor of the province where the ugly goat was born said that the little goat was the fruit of unnatural relationship between the female goat and a man.

"This incident is very shocking. It is my first time to see such an evil thing. It is really embarrassing," he reportedly said. "The head belongs to a man while the body is that of a goat. This is evident that an adult human being was responsible. Evil powers caused this person to lose self control. We often hear cases of human beings who commit bestiality but this is the first time for such an act to produce a product with human features," he added.

Xariif, stay AWAY from the sheep pen!

Pic below the fold. YIKES!!!!

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By Barbarossa at 07:15 PM | Comments |

Janet Napolitano declares assault on Weekly Standard reporter "gravity-caused event"

Because if it hadn't been for gravity, Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack would not have fallen to the ground after being shoved by Democrat operative and Coakley Senate campaign consultant Michael Meehan. Martha Coakley vows to hold Senate hearings on negative effects of gravity after her elevation to Ted Kennedy's seat.

By Barbarossa at 06:49 PM | Comments |

Pins And Needles

Message from Brad Thor regarding the Siraj Haqqani rape-porn-murder ring:

Just a quick update that a major news organization might be running this story soon. I can't say who as we are still ironing out the details.

What this calls for is a poll!


How will Siraj Haqqani be whacked?
Bullet in the back of the noggin
Stoning
Suicide bomber
Throat cut in the middle of the night
Achmed the dead terrorist will get him
The Colonel, in the parlor, with the candlestick
  
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By Vinnie at 05:41 PM | Comments |

You Know What this Blog Needs? More War Porn!

US Marines kicking Taliban ass In Helmand

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:42 PM | Comments |

UN Finds Taliban Responsible for Most Civilian Deaths in Afghanistan

The UN finally getting it right?

The survey found that the Taliban and other insurgents killed more than twice the number of civilians as the American-led coalition and Afghan government forces last year, mostly by suicide bombings, homemade bombs and executions.

The 1,630 civilians killed by insurgents — two-thirds of the total — represented a 40 percent increase over the previous year. .

By contrast, the number of civilians killed by the NATO- and American-led coalition and Afghan government forces in 2009 fell 28 percent, to 596, about a quarter of the total number.

For the UN to truly get it right they'd blame all these civlian deaths on the Taliban. It's not our fault that the Taliban cowards shoot at us from compounds with women and children in them!

The UN credits new rules instituted by Gen. Machrystal making it more difficult to call in air strikes. These same rules, though, seem to have led to an increase in US military casualties. In the long run it's hoped that fewer civilian casualties will lead to greater support for the Coalition's mission and the Afghan government. But I can't help but wonder whether or not that ship has already sailed?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:54 PM | Comments |

Democratic Strategist Assaults Reporter

The physical assault on Weekly Standard reporter John McCormack begins at 1:39 on this video:

The thug, identified as Democratic strategist Michael Meehan, pretends to be helping McCormack up while deliberately obstructing his access to Coakley.

Fox News is reporting the news of the assault

The rough-and-tumble world of politics was on full display Tuesday night when longtime Democratic strategist Michael Meehan was caught on videotape shoving a reporter for the Weekly Standard into a metal railing, reportedly giving him a large tear in his pants.

The incident occurred outside of a Washington fundraiser for Martha Coakley, the Democratic candidate in a competitive race to fill the seat of the late Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy.

Puppet media like the Boston Globe are covering for Meehan and Coakley.

By Bluto03:54 PM | Comments |

Enemies Within: Radical Islam's Infiltration of the Federal Government

There's nothing new in Bill Whittle's expose of radical Islam's influence in Washington, D.C. Long time readers of The Jawa Report will have known this from countless stories. Knowing this, then why am I still reeling? Go check them out at the links below.

The Islamic Infiltration, Part 1: Inside Our Government, Armed With Our Secrets

The Islamic Infiltration, Part 2: From Influence to Insurrection

I'm not 100% on board with the conclusions made by Bill Whittle's sources. I think much of the influence the Muslim Brotherhood has on US policy is made not so much out of a concerted effort of misinformation as much of it is out of a real belief that the faulty information is true. Such as: Islam is in no way connected to the vast majority of terrorism. I actually think Ibrahim Hooper of CAIR believes the drivel that often comes out of his mouth. In his mind Islam does = peace.

Which goes to the point that just because CAIR has supported Hamas charities in the past does not mean that the group exists solely as the propaganda arm of the Muslim Brotherhood. The Muslim Brotherhood has a propaganda arm in the U.S. It's called the Islamic Society of North American.

Most of the damage done by CAIR comes through its constant denial that Islam is linked to terrorism or in inflating some of the most minor offenses as major civil rights violations. Its sensitivity training withing the federal government is dangerous because what they are selling simply isn't true, not because CAIR is secretly plotting the overthrow of the US government.

The danger of CAIR's deny-that-Muslims-are-behind-most-terror attitude can be seen in the Christmas Day bomb plot. Can someone tell my why, again, Abdulmuttalab was given secondary screening?

And that, I believe, is the real danger of CAIR.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:13 PM | Comments |

Former Al Qaeda Leader Alleges US Abuse In Afghanistan

He has seen the light...not

BBC The BBC has been given unprecedented access to one of the founder members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group that claimed responsibility for the failed attack on the plane over Detroit on Christmas Day.

Mohammed al-Awfi is a former Guantanamo detainee who was repatriated to Saudi Arabia two years ago. Following an attempt to rehabilitate him al-Awfi defected to Yemen and helped establish the new group.

He alleges that he was tortured while in the custody of the Americans at Bagram Airbase in Afghanistan.

Broker record allegations straight out of al Qaeda's playbook in 5 ... 4 ... 3 ...

By Stable Hand at 03:05 PM | Comments |

Banned Group Islam4UK Website Still up (UPDATE: PWN3D!)

Britain has banned the group Islam4UK.

Ah but their website is still up.

http://www.islam4uk.com/

So who is still providing services to Islam4UK?

Registration Service Provider:

Fasthosts Internet Limited domains@fasthosts.co.uk

Contact Fasthosts and ask them to stop providing services to banned terror groups in the UK.

abuse@fasthosts.co.uk

Bonus email banned terrorist assholes.

islam4uk@live.co.uk

UPDATE: O-W-N-E-D!

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By Howie at 02:37 PM | Comments |

Pic: Cocaine Used at the White House? (Bumped: Shenanigans)

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An image of cocaine on a desk posted to a website has allegedly been tracked down to the White House.

It's just too unbelievable to, well, believe. There has got to be a better explanation for this than a staffer snapping a photo of the cocaine he's snorting at his desk at the White House:

Yesterday afternoon, someone anonymously posted a photo taken from his/her iphone. The photo shows three lines of cocaine "cut" on this mystery employee's work desk. ...

As you may or may not know, iphones transmit GPS data of where pics are taken when they're uploaded to the web if the GPS is turned on...

Guess what longitude and latitude turned up? 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D.C.

Is that even true about iPhone embedding GPS coordinates in the meta data? If not a hoax, then how accurate are those GPS coordinates?

I've used my iPhone to upload photos to the web and this information, if true, would come as a surprise to me.

So, any alternative explanations if the information about the GPS data is true? How accurate is the data? For instance, is it possible that the coordinates are more general, like within a few blocks of the White House? For instance, over at the old Patent Office?

But if this pans out, then not only should the employee be fired but the White House Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel.

Thanks to Brian.

UPDATE: So, apparently the iPhone does include geo-coordinates in its picture metadata. But still, this seems like shenanigans for the number of reasons stated in the comments sections. The most obvious being: when was the last time you saw an old razor blade like that?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:31 PM | Comments |

In Support of Obama's TSA Nominee

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross takes Red State's Erik Erickson to task over his opposition of Obama's nominee to head up TSA, Erroll Southers.

As I've reiterated over and over: there is such a creature as a right-wing terrorist. One need look no farther than the KKK to see that. To deny this is to deny reality. An attack on right-wing extremism is not an attack on the Tea Party movement, conservatism, or any other non-violent and mainstream resistance to the centralization of power in the federal government.

Thanks to Steve.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:16 PM | Comments |

Territz New Tool To Surf The Web While In Public

Sumbudy said in the sandcrawler: "Like a burqa for the computer"

h/t sumbudy I know.

By Stable Hand at 11:02 AM | Comments |

Good News: al Qaeda Linked to Drug Plane Network

The planes are said to shuttle drugs between South American to areas where al Qaeda operates in Africa. Al Qaeda then helps funnel the drugs into Europe.

Al Qaeda with access to a fleet of jumbo jets. What could possibly go wrong?

The clandestine fleet has grown to include twin-engine turboprops, executive jets and retired Boeing 727s that are flying multi-ton loads of cocaine and possibly weapons to an area in Africa where factions of al Qaeda are believed to be facilitating the smuggling of drugs to Europe, the officials say....

An examination of documents and interviews with officials in the United States and three West African nations suggest that at least 10 aircraft have been discovered using this air route since 2006.

Officials warn that many of these aircraft were detected purely by chance. They caution that the real number involved in the networks is likely considerably higher. ...

The upshot, he said, is that militant organizations -- including groups like the FARC and al Qaeda -- have the "power to move people and material and contraband anywhere around the world with a couple of fuel stops."

Thanks to herr Oyal.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:16 AM | Comments |

Muslim Anti-Terror Rally Organizer Gets Fatwa: "Your're A Hypocrite & Don't Know What Islam Is"

The rally, be it small, is a start. I figured there would be backlash. Via Robert

The Muslim organizer of a rally last week in Detroit against terrorism said he received a death threat over the phone from a man with an Arabic accent upset that he spoke out against other Muslims.
Majed Moughni, a Dearborn attorney who led the rally, told the Free Press he received the violent threat at about 6 a.m. Saturday from a man who said he was from France.

Dearborn Police Det. James Isaacs confirmed Monday that Moughni filed a police report and said the department is investigating the incident.

Moughni said he was able to record part of the call, which he played for the Free Press.

"I want to congratulate you for your place in hellfire, Inshallah," the caller said, using an Arabic phrase that means, God willing. "If you're in front of me, I will shoot you. I will put a bullet in your head. This is the consequence of a hypocrite."

Moughni said he replied:

"Well, this would be a good reason to die."...

At another point in the conversation, the caller told Moughni:

"You're a hypocrite and don't know what Islam is."

Moughni replied:

"We're defending Islam. That's why we were out there."

Apparently, it sucks to be a "moderate Muslim".

Not funny, but, when in the hell do I get my fatwa!!!!!

By Stable Hand at 10:10 AM | Comments |

Siraq Haqqani(Update)

Humor me, I don't give up easily on Siraj Haqqani:

Update 2: What do ya'll need, boobies to get interested in this? I gotem..

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This bastage group is holding one of our soldiers, their "propaganda tape":

By Stable Hand at 09:45 AM | Comments |

Fatwa Issued!

Unfortunately not slapped on the Sandcrawler. The Jawa Report will just have to keep plugging away.

Faster than Han pulling a gun on Greedo, Sheikh Abdul Mohsen Bin Nasser Al-Obeikan in Saudi Arabia has issued a Fatwa that indicates..

“belonging to the so-called Al-Qaeda terrorist organization” is “haram”, or prohibited in Islam.

I can only assume it is in response to 9/11, USS Cole, Madrid, London, etc,. No? Its because AQ is knocking on your door from Yemen? Figures.

By Ronin at 08:25 AM | Comments |

Flight 253 True Hero: Jasper Schuringa

Obama has yet to give accolades to Jasper Schuringa who put the fire out on crusty crotch. I guess the one is too busy destroying our economy.

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Read more on this at Freemendo

h/t Mark

By Stable Hand at 08:15 AM | Comments |

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